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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) 


TALLADA - NORTHROP – DEATH
 A REAL DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WHO DIED AT ATHENS, PA
 Athens, Pa., Oct. 24—The venerable Arietta Lucretia Northrop, a real daughter of the revolution, died at her home on Public street Tuesday forenoon from the infirmities of old age.  Her father, Solomon Tallada, was a native of Holland, and who imbibed a spirit of liberty by a life of trial amongst his countrymen and finally sought an asylum in the primeval wilds of America.  He emigrated to our shores at the time when the flame of independence burst forth, and enlisted in the patriot army.  He was with General Sullivan in his campaign against the Indians of the Six Nations and fought in the battle of Newtown.  After the war he settled near the old battle ground at Newtown (now Elmira), where he was married to Miss Cloe Couch.  Twin daughters were born to them, which were named Arletta and Lucretia.  While quite young they strayed away from home and were found dead in the chemung river, locked in each other’s arms.  The family soon removed to Tioga Point (Athens) and Mr. Tallada purchased a farm now known as the “Tyler farm” and he went to work to make a home for himself and family.  Here the subject of this notice was born in the year 1810, and she was named Arletta Lucretian, to perpetuate the memory of the twin daughters that had been drowned.  Mr. Tallada became discouraged and sold the farm at seventy-five cents per acre to McDuffie, and the family were separated.  Arletta was bound out at the age of fourteen years into the family of General Henry Welles, where she remained until she arrived at the age that gave her a release from service.  She was married to Samuel Northrop, of Danby, N.Y., March 3, 1841, and Mr. Northrop died in Athens, December 22, 1891, since which time she has lived alone.  They never had any children, but they have made a home for many poor boys and girls that they have brought up and given a start in the world.  “Aunt Lettie” has always been a true friend to the poor and distressed, and there are many who remember and cherish her kind acts.  The family were all intensely patriotic.  A brother served in the civil war with great bravery.  There was a comrade of Solomon Tallada named Archie Temple that served in the revolution with him and came to Athens to reside after the war.  The two comrades made a pledge with each other that when either died the survivor would go to the cemetery every Fourth of July and fire a volley over his grave, a vow that was sacredly kept.  “Aunt Lettie” joined Tioga chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, October 4, 1899, and that organization has had a care over her since that time.  Her funeral took place from the M. E. Church Thursday at 10 o’clock, and was in charge of Tioga chapter.  She was buried in Tioga Point cemetery and three G. A. R. Comrades acted as bearers.  There are many memories awakened by the contemplation of “Aunt Lettie’s” life that would be profitable to all who have an interest in the teachings of sacrifice and heroic actions.  “Aunt Lettie” said she could remember when there was only twenty-one dwellings in all of the region, and when the Indians outnumbered the white settlers.  How many hours of anxiety, how many days of privation were encountered by those who were willing to suffer and heroic to defend the cause of civilization?  Surely “Aunt Lettie” was an obscure member of society, but she could teach a valued lesson of fidelity and courage to many who repose in chairs of luxury.

 

TALADA Beatrice Carolyn Roberts, 86, of Sayre, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by her loving family.  Born July 14, 1925 in Culver, Pa., the daughter of the late Sodonia (Elinski) and Wayne B. Talada; she later became loving wife to the late Charles F. Roberts.  Beatrice was also predeceased by her sister, Ina Dileine; her brother, James Talada; her step father, Albert T. Holbert, a special uncle, James Talada; and an infant daughter.  Beatrice was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She graduated from Athens High School in 1943. She joined the Athens Baptist Church, was baptized there, and later taught Sunday School for the 7-and-8-year-old girls. She was later a member of the Emory Chapel. Beatrice loved many things; her computer, Tioga Downs, shopping, gardening and canning, as well as researching the family history; but her greatest passion was for her family.  Surviving her are her two sons: Charles W. (Robin) Roberts of Sayre and Michael D. Roberts of Williamsport; four daughters: Kathy Bennett of Ulster, Nancy (Ron) Moore of Duncannon, Pa., Carolyn Hurd of Waverly and Sharon Pond of Tioga Center, N.Y.  She is also survived by special grandson, Micheal D. Roberts Jr. and her beloved 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ollie Francis Talada, Nester T. (Betty) Holbert and Albert (Phyllis) Holbert; two sisters: Alberta (Ron) Wolcott and Pat (Earl) Walker; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Beatrice had many special friends that she leaves behind as well: Pastor Gary (Marguerite) Culver, Jeff and Vivian Bisher, John Vargason, Tracey Walker, her lunch date Gloria Morningstar and the entire congreatation at Emory Chapel.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday Evening, July 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be Friday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Culver officiating. Interment will follow at Tioga Point Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times – July 11, 2012

 

TALADA James W. Talada, Jr

52 of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on May 26, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on Jan. 20, 1961, in Sayre, Pa., the son of James, Sr. and Arlene Birney Talada. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time in the outdoors whether it be walking around town or working on a car. He loved helping people and was quick to respond to the needs of family and friends. His greatest accomplishment in life was his family, who he loved to spend his free time with going on vacation or just having a conversation with. He had a love for animals, especially his dog Nanik who he took almost everywhere he went. He was employed with Leprino Foods for 31 years where he was currently a foreman on the first shift.   He is predeceased by his father James Talada, Sr.  James is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years Sherry; children Jason Talada and Daniel Vavra of Athens, Pa., and Jamie and Justin Correll of Sayre, Pa.; grandchild, Shawn Talada of Athens, Pa.; mother, Arlene Talada of Athens, Pa.; siblings and in-laws, Bill and Judy Talada of Waverly, N.Y., Evelyn Barrett of Fla., Jean Driscoll of Fla., Sodonia Bartlow of Athens, Pa., and Donald and Cindy Talada of Sayre, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013

 

JAMES W. TALADA SR

73, of 105 W. Pine St., Athens, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at home, following a brief illness.  Born Sept. 27, 1927 in Sayre, he was the son of Wayne and Sodonia Comerinsky Talada.  He worked at the Athens Ingersoll Rand plant for 26 years, retiring in 1979.  James served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a life member of the Skiff-Bower Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1536 of Sayre, the Cooties, the Last Man’s Club, Seventh Field Artillery and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1490 of Waverly, N.Y. and the Fort Sullivan Post 246 of Athens.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Arlene Birney, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Judy and Bill Talada of Waverly, N.Y., James Jr. and Sherry Talada of Athens Township, and Donald and Cindy Talada of Sayre; daughters, Evelyn Barrett of Dunnellen, Fla.; Jean Driscoll of Summerfield, Fla.; Sodonia Bartlow of Athens; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Roberts of Sayre, Patricia Walker of Gillett, Alberta Wolcott of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers, Ollie Talada of Athens, Tom Holbert and Albert Holbert, both of Windham Center; special grandson, Donald E. Bartlow III, and special granddaughter, Waynetta Pond, who helped take care of him during his illness; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, two children, Janet and Jimmy Talada; and a sister, Ina Dildine.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Military honors will be accorded by the Skiff-Bower Post VFW of Sayre.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

TALADA LYDIA ANN MILLER
Mrs. Lydia Ann, 88, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Dill, 120 Lewis St., Sayre following a brief illness. (hand written on this article – 25 June 1971)ef.  Born in Mehoopany, the daughter of the late Augusta and Alice Miller Talada, she had resided in the Valley for the past 52 years. She was the widow of Harry Miller who died in 1933.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church.  Surviving are a son, Harold of Waverly; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Weiland of Endicott, Mrs. Helen Bowman of Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Dill, with whom she resided; a son, Theodore Talada of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Ver Strate of Phelps, N.Y., Mrs. Lena Heffron of Elmira and Mrs. Marion Parks of Clearwater, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens, with the Rev. Albert F. Greene, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.

 

RANDY E. TALADA, 51, of Sayre, PA passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at home following an extended illness. He was born on December 11, 1962 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Ollie and Doris Walker Talada. Randy enjoyed watching TV with his kid, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family. Randy is predeceased by his brother, Robert Talada and nephew, Richard Bailey. Randy is survived by his fiancé Lena Vanzile, children Randy Talada of Sayre, PA, and Clifford Talada of Sayre, PA; his dog Flash; brothers Albert and Eva Talada of Canton, PA, Ollie and Beverly Talada of Athens, PA, Dale Talada of Lancaster, PA, Pat Talada of Towanda, PA, and sister, Kandy and Kenneth Bailey of Sayre, PA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends and family may call on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. John Talada officiating from the Good News Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Randy's memory to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to offset funeral expenses. –Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home notice

 

TALADA - Robert J. “Bob” Talada, 50, of Sayre, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at The Highlands Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born on April 23, 1957 in Sayre, he was the son of Ollie and the late Doris (Walker) Talada. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, football, Nascar, his family and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by: sisters, Kandy and Kenneth Bailey of Sayre, Patricia Talada of Athens; brothers, Albert and Eva Talada of Roaring Branch, Pa., Ollie Jr. and Beverly Talada of Athens, Dale Talada and Helen of Sayre and Randy Talada and Lena Vangiley of Sayre; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and nephew, Richard Bailey. Friends and family may call Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 from 9 to10 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Talada officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family requests casual dress attire. - Sayre Morning-Times, 22 January 2008

 

TALADA –ROSE MARY (TALADA) MORLEY lifelong resident of Sayre, passed away on Jan. 28, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1949 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Earl and Alberta (Depew) Talada. Rose loved to crochet and taking trips to the casino. Rose is survived by her husband, Dean Morley at home; son, Michael Talada of Sayre; brothers, the Rev. John (Edith) Talada of Waverly, N.Y., and Earl Jr. (Virginia) Talada of Millerton, Pa.; and sister, Charlotte Koons of Lawrenceville, Ga. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Day officiating. Caring assistance provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 1/30/2015

 

TALADA –THELMA I. (TALADA) VANDUZER NICHOLS, 84, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Sayre, PA, passed away Tuesday, April, 1, 2014 in Florida. Thelma was born April 29, 1929 in Athens, PA, daughter of the late Harry and Carrie (Spaulding) Talada. Thelma was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed time spent with her family. Survivors include her daughters, Dianna (Jack) Weber, Bonnie VanDuzer, Leona (Dale) Chandler and Paula VanDuzer, Shirley VanDuzer & Robert Stachan, Jr.; son-in-law, Raymond Fraboni; sisters, Clara Cole, Charlotte Rowe; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece, nephews, friends; and her beloved service dog, Nikki. She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Henry L. "Roy" VanDuzer and Richard L. Nichols; and her daughter, Connie Fraboni. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Thelma's funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 p.m. with Reverend William Vallet of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery Athens, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2014

 

TANNER Niki Tanner

died unexpectedly on March 15, 2012, at her home in Troy, Illinois. Niki was born on March 6, 1972, in Sayre, Pa., to Roma Tanner. Niki is survived by her children: Kayli Dauksza and Christian Dauksza of Lockport, Illinois; mother, Roma Tanner; sister, Kimberly Woodruff, both of Pontoon Beach, Illinois; aunt, Marion Tanner of Waverly, N.Y.; close family friends, uncle Jim and aunt Sandy Rosh of Sayre, Pa., as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her Nana Dorothy Tanner in 1985, uncles, Edward Tanner in 1973 and William Tanner in 1984.  Niki graduated from Athens Area High School in 1990. She attended Mansfield University and graduated in 1992 with an Associate’s degree and later earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education at SIUE in Illinois. Niki also served in the U.S. Navy from 1992 to 1996. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Niki will be laid to rest at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Niki’s memory at Marion Tanner’s home located at 474 Waverly Street in Waverly, N.Y., immediately following the burial. Sayre Morning Times – March 21, 2012

 

JAMES F. TAPPAN, 55, of Herrick Avenue, Sayre, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 1990, at Robert Packer Hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Sayre, he was the son of Charles and Marion Gromlick Tappen. A lifelong resident of the Valley, Mr. Tappan was currently employed with International Foodstock Exchange Corporation in Waverly. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Waverly Lodge No. 1490 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, at home; a son, Douglas of Athens; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luveral Covey of Johnson City; and Mrs. Sharon Covaric of Waverly; three brothers, Leo, Lee and Ronald, all of Waverly; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles (Pete) Tappan and a granddaughter, Tara Lynn Tappan. There will be no calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St. Athens, with Rev. William Wells, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel. Contributed by a cousin, Carol Hoose Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review, December 23, 1990.

TAYLOR - Dora Jane Anderson, 78, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit.  She was born June 19, 1931 in Herrickville, Pa., the daughter of the late David and Mary BENNETT Taylor.  Dora Jane graduated from Wyalusing High School and Mansfield University. She was a past member of the North Waverly Chapel. Dora Jane was employed with the BLaST Intermediate, Unit 17, and Sayre School District. She was a member of the P.S.E.A.  She was predeceased by her husband Russell E. Anderson in 1993.  Dora Jane is survived by her children David and Louise Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Anderson in Durham, N.C.; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings and in-laws Howard and Dolly Taylor of Sayre, Pa., Calvin and Karen Taylor of Pasadena, Calif., Joan and Chuck Pierce of Central Square, N.Y., Robert and Joyce Taylor of Rome, Pa., and John Taylor of Reno, Nev.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one's choice. January 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

TAYLOR –MARY T. DARROW, 85 of 12 Cooper St., Waverly formerly of Plummer Street, Sayre died Thursday, December 7, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born October 4, 1904 in Herrick Township, she was the daughter of John and Dora French Taylor. She attended Camptown High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and taught in both the Troy and Athens Area School Districts at the elementary level. She retired in 1967 following 31 years of service. Mrs. Darrow was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania State Education Association, retired and the Sayre Senior Citizens. She is survived by her husband, Henry at home; a daughter Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Fleck of Bloomsburg; two sons, Richard of Middlebury Center, PA and G. William of Boston, Mass.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowry Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Wassell of Towanda United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

TEETER Thomas C.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free. I’m following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard him call. God wanted me now he set me free. Thomas C. Teeter, 75, of East Smithfield, Pa., died on December 20, 2010 at home with his wife by his side.  He was born on January 12, 1935 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Cecil and Jean (Houghton) Teeter. Tom married Audrey Casterline and together they filled their home with love and happiness. Tom loved being outside and would spend hours walking his dog Buffy. Tom also enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports. Tom worked at Ingersoll Rand as a Machinist for 26 years. Tom is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Jean (Houghton) Teeter; sisters Charlotte Walters and Patricia Sloat. Tom is survived by his wife Audrey (Casterline) Teeter at home; sons and daughters-in-law William and Cathleen Teeter of Waverly, Thomas E. and Lisa Teeter of Athens; daughter Jeanne Lee of Elmira, N.Y.; stepchildren Jon Dribnack of Great Bend, Pa., and Carol Seeley of Englewood, Ohio; siblings Joan Teeter of Lockwood, N.Y., Eugene Teeter of Lockwood, N.Y., Kay and Hugh Whalmeir of Horseheads, N.Y. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other special friends’ relatives and neighbors also survive.  A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at the Sayre Christian Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. A period of visitation will take place at 1 p.m. until the start of the service. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. St Jude’s Hospital was one of Tom’s favorite charities and in lieu of flowers, one may donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis TN 18101-9950 in loving memory of Tom.  Sayre Morning Times - December 23, 2010

TERRILL Merna T. Baker, 95, of N.C., formerly of Athens, Pa., died
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at home following a brief illness.  She was born July 21, 1914 in Pine River, Wisc., the daughter of the late Cecil and Ella HAMRE TERRILL. Throughout her life, she enjoyed being with and caring for her family. She was loved and admired by all.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Dan R. Baker in 1989, and her daughter, JoAnn Lane in 2000.  Merna is survived by her children, Dr. John and Cindy Baker of Bahama, N.C., and Judy and Peter O. KOHLER of Fayetteville, Ariz., six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. January 22, 2010, Sayre Moring Times.

 

LEWIS TERWILLIGER, 83, of Waverly, New York passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at ElderWood Nursing Facility, Waverly, New York. He is survived by his wife Charlene. He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert L Terwilliger Sr. and his mother Agnes Swartwood Terwilliger, brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Carl as well as his sisters Betty and Dorothy. He is survived by his children: Karen Kenyon (Smith, husband Carl), Nancy Hogan (husband John), Jerry (wife Susan), Tom (wife Arin). A special brother, Jack (wife Alice) Terwilliger. There are 15 grandchildren: Stacey Congdon (husband Jerry), Travis Smith, Chad Smith, Nicole Witman ( Terwilliger husband Taylor), Paul Terwilliger, and Scott Terwilliger (wife Casey), Kelsey (Husband Jason), Seamus Hogan, Lucas Hogan (wife Chelsea), Jacob Hogan, Shaina Hogan, Trevor Terwilliger, Troy Terwilliger, Tfrent Terwilliger, and Travis Terwilliger. There are 10 great-grandchildren. G. Lewis was a long-time coach and athletic director at Waverly as well as a driver education instructor. Lewis and Charlene enjoyed modern square dancing, Lewis was a caller and cuer. They loved camping and were regulars at Myrtle Beach Ponderosa Campground over Easter for about 20 years. Avid sports fan favorite teams Notre Dame, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday May 8, 2014, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Lewis’ life will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania, with full military honors. –Sayre Morning Times 5/7/2014

THOMAS Arthur H. "Art" Thomas

74, of Athens, PA, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Art was an avid Civil War Re-enactor, Revolutionary War Re-enactor, and Rendezvous Re-enactor and a member of the Chemung County Living History. Art was a Bradford County Sheriff's Deputy. Friends and family may call on Monday, July 1, 2013, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Art's memory to: Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, Athens Boro Fire Department, 2 River Street, Athens, PA 18810, or Greater Valley EMS, 904 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

THOMAS - Miss Carrie P. Thomas of 307 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died Friday, June 19, 1959. She was a retired teacher; member of the First Baptist Church, Sayre. Survived by a brother, Fred M. Thomas of Newburyport, Mass. Funeral service was held at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, Sayre Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. William Hammond and the Rev. Edward Cuthbert officiated. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. She was a former resident of Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1904. She was a sister of the late George Thomas, well known former resident. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1959  MSNS 1904

LT. COL. DONALD M. TAYLOR, 56, of Shenkel Road, Pottstown, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.  Born in Sayre, he was the son of the late John S. Taylor and the late Mildred E. Mandeville Taylor. He was a graduate of Sayre High School. He earned his bachelor of arts in pre-law from Penn State University; his Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law; and his master's degree in strategic studies from U.S. Army War College. He was a U.S. Army Judge Advocate and practiced law in Sayre from 1975 to 1987 before re-entering the U.S. Army military in active duty status. He had a total of 30 years of military service. He was a member of the Special Forces during the Vietnam War, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in June 1999 and was soon to be promoted to colonel. He received two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals and numerous other medals during his career.  Survivors are: two daughters, Rochelle Taylor Zaporteza of Orlando, Fla., wife of Virgil Zaporteza, and Elizabeth Taylor of Lancaster, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Michelle Peralta Mekos of Ithaca, N.Y., wife of Christopher Mekos; two sisters, Barbara Taylor Winter of North Coventry, wife of Dr. Fred Winter, and Elizabeth Taylor-Soules of Big Springs, Neb., wife of Paul Soules; one granddaughter, Chloe Marie of Orlando; two step-grandchildren, Anthony and Marissa of Ithaca; and two nephews and one niece. He was predeceased by a brother, John A. Taylor. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at First Presbyterian Church, Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester Jr. officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3 in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Barbara Triggs officiating. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schumacher and Benner Funeral Home, Pottstown. paper name unknown, contributed by Carol Brotzman.

Eugene 'Gene' THOMAS, 85
Evening Times, Eugene "Gene" Thomas, 85, formerly of Blue Spruce Trailer Court, Sayre, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 in Sayre. Gene was born Nov. 8, 1918 in Ithaca, N.Y., to his parents Vern and Anna Crowley Thomas. He was a graduate of Ithaca High School. He was employed as a brakeman for the Lehigh Valley and Conrail railroads, retiring on Jan. 1, 1979 after 37 years of service. He was a life member of the United Transportation Union. He is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Gail Thomas of Sayre, Robert and Josie Thomas of Sayre and Denny and Lura Thomas of Sayre; grandchildren, Nancy Barnett and husband Allan of Brigantine, N.J., Bobby Thomas of Brigantine and Kelly Thomas of Sayre; great-grandchildren, Shaina, Hayley and Aiden Barnett of Brigantine; stepgrandchildren, David and William Bryant of Largo, Fla.; sister, Theresa Armstrong of Newfield, N.Y.; nephews, Mark Armstrong of Lansing, N.Y., and Gary Armstrong of Newfield; and a special friend, Janice Witmer of Towanda. He was predeceased by: his parents; his wife, Brigetta Rindfliesh Thomas, in June of 1976; and a brother-in-law, Roger Armstrong. Friends and family are invited to call Friday, July 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 3 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, South Waverly, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. A biblical wake service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may kindly make them in Gene's name to the Sayre Elks Hoop Shoot, 117 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840; or the Black Diamond Club, 308 Olive St., Sayre, PA 18840. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

THOMAS, Joseph W. Thomas Sr., 77, of 55 Foster Road, Barton, N.Y., died Monday, June 30, 2003 at Sayre House.  Born Feb. 20, 1926 in Mentcle, Pa., he was the son of the late Eli and Edna Mae Lacus Thomas.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Mr. Thomas was employed at Emerson Power Transmission in Ithaca as a forklift operator until his retirement in 1991.  He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Michael Foster of Waverly, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Linda Thomas of Barton, Joseph Jr. and Patti Ann Thomas of Homer, N.Y., and Timothy and Donna Thomas of Watertown, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Thomas of Waverly; one niece; and one nephew.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Viola Sluyter and Elizabeth Thomas.  Friends may call Wednesday, July 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.

THOMPSON -  Carl G. Thompson Sr., 64, of 410 Stevenson St., Sayre, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving his family. Carl was born on Oct. 6, 1942 in Waverly, the son of his late parents, Raymond and Rosemary Murphy Thompson. Carl attended Athens Schools and retired from Triple V Electric, Sayre. He was an avid hunter and fishermen and loved the outdoors. His family was his life especially his grandchildren who he loved dearly. Carl is survived by: his loving wife of 20 years, Ramona Clift Thompson; daughters, Brenda (Joe) Plouse of Barton and Brandy Mullen and Bobby Benjamin of Sayre; sons, Carl Thompson Jr. of Waverly, Brian (Janet) Thompson of Sayre, Christopher (Carley) Thompson of Waverly and Kyle (Ashley) Thompson of Sayre; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; brothers, John (Edwaedeen) Thompson of Carolina, Pete (Sandy) Thompson of Sayre, Mike (Deb) Thompson of Waverly and Ken Thompson of Florida; sisters, Wanda (Don) Schreier of Rochester, N.Y, and Linda (Hank) Lipps of Sayre. Carl was predeceased by: his parents; step-father, Russell Barton; daughter-in-law, Reva Thompson; and nephew, Scott Thompson. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St. Waverly. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Donahoo pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Carl's name may do so to: Guthrie Hospice RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Lung Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718. - Sayre Morning-Times, 12 January 2008

THOMPSON –DIANE M. MATHEW age 43 of Elmira passed away after a long battle with cancer on Sun. June 22, 2014 at home surrounded by her family and friends. Diane was born in Sayre, PA to Robert Thompson and the late Doreen Taylor Thompson. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Mark Mathew of Elmira. Sons; Christopher, Steven, and Daniel Mathew; sisters, Beth Ann Mattison of Corning, Kay Thompson of Michigan. Brother, Dale Thompson of Elmira; father-in-law, Robert Mathew of Big Flats, sister-in-law, Joanne (Ray) Parker of Lowman; brothers-in-law, John (Terri O'Brien) Mathew Etters, PA, Robert (Moriah) Mathew Jr. of Granite Falls, WA. Many nieces and nephews including, Taylor and Lindsey Thompson, Michael Mattison and Cody Moore, Sara Truman, Holly and Michael Talmage along with aunts, uncles and a host of caring friends and neighbors including, Laura and David Taylor of Mesa, AZ, Wendy Depew of Sayre, PA and Kristen Elston of Tioga, NY, Trish Maynard of Columbia, SC, Susie Jackson of Newfield, NY, and Rich Townson of Elmira. She was also predeceased by her mother, Doreen Thompson and mother-in-law, Donna Mathew. Diane was employed as an Administrative Assistant in the Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning Department at Cornell University. She was a dedicated friend, devoted wife and loving mother. Diane never gave up, her courage, perseverance and beautiful smile always remained constant with whatever challenge she was faced with. She was actively involved with "Mayflowers" online support group for those who were faced with similar circumstances. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Thurs June 26, 2014 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 pm. A service celebrating her life will take place in the Sayre Christian Church, 427 So. Keystone Ave., Sayre PA on Friday June 27, 2014 at 11:00 am Burial service will following Tioga Point Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Diane with memorials to Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm St. Buffalo, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/2014

THOMPSON –MARY ‘JEAN’ MURRAY, 78, of Sayre died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late George and Clara Miller Thompson.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital in central processing for 19 years.  Mary was a former member of the Sayre VFW Post No. 1536 Women’s Auxiliary and the Athens American Legion Post No. 246 Women’s Auxiliary.  She enjoyed her family and friends, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and card playing.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis P. Murray; a sister, Evelyn Walmsley and a brother, Raymond L. Thompson.  Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Francis, “ed” P. and Michelle Murray of Litchfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Theodore Bishop of Barton, N.Y., Carol and David Allis of Litchfield, and Mary Franks and Steve Erck of Delhi, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Peg Murray of Athens; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16.  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson of Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be sent in the name of Mary “Jean” Murray to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

THOMPSON Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson

80, of 29 Larch Rd., Sayre, Pa., died at home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Sylvia was born July 26, 1933, on South Street in South Waverly, Pa., the daughter of the late Harold A. Thompson and Florence Shaffer Thompson. A life-long Valley resident, Sylvia graduated from South Waverly Junior High School and from Waverly High School in 1951. She worked with her late husband, Dr. Sam Brenner in his office in Sayre until his death in 1986. She was later employed by the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, retiring in 1997. Sylvia married Stanley V. Thompson in 1997.Sylvia directed several church youth choirs and gave singing lessons. She was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church, the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, Valley Chorus, Church Choir, Polyhymnia Music Club, and the Waverly Legion Auxiliary. Sylvia also sang with the original Pro-Musica Singers. She was a certified scuba diver, loved camping with her children and loved all family get-togethers. Sylvia is survived by her children, Holly Goble Kline and husband Charles of Sayre, Valerie Goble Crocker and husband Robert of Sayre, Wendy Goble Dilts and husband David of Cary, N.C., Heidi Goble Ede and husband Gerald of Salisbury, Md., and Thompson B. Goble of Elmira, N.Y.; from her first husband, Lester Goble; stepdaughter, Jann Brenner Glass and husband Tim of Montgomery, Pa.; grandchildren, Kristy Kline of Colorado, Kevin Kline of Buffalo, Julie Walker and husband Dan of Sayre, Jenny Stone and husband Heath Stone of Watertown, N.Y., Tom Goble of Burlington, Pa., Casey Goble of Ulster, Douglas Ede of Spencer, N.Y., Kaleb Ede of Salisbury, Md., and Brandie Dilts of Cary, N.C.; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Goble, Ares Goble, Tommy J. Goble Jr., Joseph E. Timm; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Samuel Brenner in 1986 and Stanley V. Thompson in 2011; and sisters, Phyllis Munn, Esther Jones and Patricia VanFleet. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Pastor Dan Walker and Pastor David Larson co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be private in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawana Rd., Sayre, PA 18840; or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; in memory of Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson.  Towanda Daily Review – October 28, 2013

 

THOMPSON - Vera L. Hawthorne, 62
Sayre Evening Times   Vera L. Hawthorne, 62, of Elmira Street, Sayre, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Dec. 18, 1940 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of George and Marguerite Gill Thompson. She attended school in the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, Pa., and worked at Penn-York Opportunities, prior to getting married. Vera was a life member of Post No. 6072 Asylum Township VFW. She is survived by: her husband of 24 years, Gordon, at home; her brothers, James Lester Thompson of Gardner, Pa., Merle George Thompson of Mansfield, George Lester Thompson Jr. of Winter Haven, Fla., Jack Lee Thompson of Bellefonte, Pa., John Charles Thompson and Donald Keith Thompson; her sisters, Elizabeth Carolyn Smith of Hornell, N.Y., Anna Mae Thompson of Mansfield and Debra Kay Hough; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Thompson, Frank Duane Thompson, Francis Wallace Thompson and Ronald Richard Thompson and a sister, Marguerite Annabell Cook. Family and friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of one's choice. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

THOMPSON –VERA L. HAWTHORNE, 62, of Elmira St., Sayre, died Monday Sept. 29, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Dec. 18, 1940 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of George and Marguerite Gill Thompson.  She attended school in the Martha Lloyd School in Troy and worked at Penn-York Opportunities prior to getting married.  Vera was a life member of Post #6072 Asylum Township V.F.W.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Thompson, Frank Duane Thompson, Francis Wallace Thompson, Ronald Richard Thompson and her sister, Marguerite Annabell Cook.  She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Gordon at home; her brothers, James Lester Thompson of Gardner, Pa., Merle George Thompson of Mansfield, George Lester Thompson, Jr. of Winter Haven, Fla., Jack Lee Thompson of Bellefonte, Pa., John Charles Thompson and Donald Keith Thompson; sisters, Elizabeth Carolyn Smith of Hornell, N.Y., Anna Mae Thompson of Mansfield, and Debra Kay Hough; two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Vera’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THURBER IRENA MERITHEW
Irena T., age 81, of 221 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., September 1, 1972, Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa. Sunday 2-4, 7-9. Funeral and Committal Services will be held Monday 2 p.m., Rev. Leighton Pitkin officiating. Athens United Methodist Church. Burial, Tioga Point Cemetery at a later time. Survived by husband, Leon P. Merithew; son, Bernard Robbins of Athens; brother, Bernard Thurber of Florida; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She operated Rene’s Tourists Home in Athens between 1939 and 1956.

 

THURSTON Barbara Elizabeth Thurston

91, of the Page Manor, 502 Church St., Athens, passed on to Glory at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 with her family at her bedside. Barbara Elizabeth Shores was born Jan. 8, 1921 the daughter of Pothier and Mable Jennings Shores at Black in Sheshequin Township. Barbara graduated from Towanda High School in 1940 and was employed by Sylvania Electric during the Second World War. On May 17, 1952 she married the love of her life, Owen Thurston, at the Union Corners Methodist Church. Barbara was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Barbara was Owen's helpmate in the founding of Athens Equipment Company. She will be remembered as a lady of great faith with a servant's heart. Barbara was widowed in 1974 with children nine and eleven years old two years after their home and business was flooded in 1972. She continued to run Athens Equipment Company for two years, witnessed another flood of their property in 1975 and in the flood in September of 2011 lost everything in their home in Athens. She continued to keep her faith in God with a grateful heart that things were not worse. Barbara was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church since 1952 where she taught Sunday school for children in earlier years. She enjoyed making pirogies during her 90th year for the church's annual pirogies' sale and was looking forward to dipping the mashed potatoes again this fall.  Surviving are her children, Sandra Thurston of Athens and Joseph Thurston and his wife Ellen Thurston of Sayre; grandsons Matt and Cody; great grandchildren Madilynne and Aiden; brother and sister-in-law, Norman R. and Glenda Shores of Towanda; sister-in-law, Jeannine Rockwell Thurston of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, Athens, with the funeral service to follow at noon at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Nelson Kopatz, pastor. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 622 S. Main St. Athens, PA 18810 in Barbara's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen, Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., Sayre.   Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2012

 

THURSTON - John M. Thurston, 86, of Bressler Street, Sayre, Pa., (Athens Twp.) diedTuesday evening, Feb. 10, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born June 3, 1922, in Sayre, he was the son of the late Harry Owen Thurston and Edna Rachel Mather Thurston. John was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1940. On Aug. 10, 1952, he married the former Jeannine Rockwell in Troy, Pa. Following graduation from high school, he was employed by his father on the family dairy farm for many years where they also provided home delivery in Athens and Sayre until 1946, and labeled their milk bottles as Century Home Farms. While engaged in farming he drove school bus, was employed by the Valley Stockyards in Athens as a clerk, and was a substitute mail carrier for the Athens Post Office. John was elected as working supervisor for Athens Township from 1962 until 1968. Then he was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Casting Facility in Waverly until its closure in 1982. Later he was employed by Athens Township during the summer months until 1999. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Athens for more than 72 years, was a member of the Sayre Historical Society and was a former member of the Tioga Point Cemetery Board of Directors. He enjoyed local history, genealogy, and visiting with friends. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his dry sense of humor and keen wit. Surviving are: his wife of 56 years, Jeannine R. Thurston at home; his children, Susan T. Callanan and her husband Raymond Callanan of Athens, Pa., Brian H. Thurston and his wife Linda Thurston of Athens, Pa., Craig J. Thurston and his wife Sheila Thurston of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren — of which he was the proud grandfather of — Jeffrey Ray Callanan, Joshua John Thurston, Rachael Jeannine Thurston and Gehrig Craig Thurston; a step-grandson, Philip W. Shamoun of Milford, Ohio; his sister Julia Thurston White of Waverly, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Shores Thurston of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, H. Owen Thurston, in 1974. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ South Main St., Athens, the with Pastor Nelson Kopatz, CLP, officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 622 1/2 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or to the Spalding Public Library/Tioga Point Museum, 724 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810 in John M. Thurston's memory. - Towanda  Daily Review on 2/12/2009

 

THURSTON Julia Thurston White

90, widow of Loomis J. White of Ulster, Pa., died Sunday, March 27, 2011.  She was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Harry Owen Thurston and Edna Rachel Mather Thurston. Julia was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1938 and then attended the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. On Nov. 7, 1947, she married Loomis J. White in the Athens Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 21, 2000.   She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital Laboratory in Sayre for 10 years. Julia's life revolved around her family, home and church. She was a dedicated member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda where she taught Sunday school and was active in child evangelism fellowship. She served as a trustee of the Mather Memorial Library in Ulster for many years. Julia was an avid bird watcher and was a member of the Old Grove Nature Club. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her warm smile, cooking and baking cookies. Julia also enjoyed tailoring and sewing.  Surviving are: daughters, Rachel E. Volz and husband Raymond of Ontario, N.Y., Lyndall L. Shanks and husband Roy of Athens Twp., Pa., Kathryn A. "Katie" Engler of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Vicki Mackey and husband Martin, Mark Toor and wife Kristen, Ann Marie Cummings and husband Brad, Jeffrey Shanks, John Shanks; great-grandchildren, Edward Vermeulen, Kathryn Toor, Rebecca Cummings and Kristen Cummings; sisters-in-law, Jeannine Thurston of Sayre, Pa., Barbara Thurston of Athens, Pa., Marjorie Orlowski of Sayre, Edna White of Roanoke, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents; she was preceded in death by brothers, John M. Thurston and H. Owen Thurston; son-in-law, Richard Toor; brothers-in-law, Donald, Richard, Floyd, Harold and William White; sisters-in-law, Anna Miller, Ethel Sindoni, Geraldine Glosenger and Dorothy May.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St. Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Mather Memorial Library, P.O. Box 230, Ulster, PA 18850 in Julia's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - March 28, 2011

 

 

Vincent F. "Vinny" THURSTON, 64, of 210 S. River St. Athens, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003. Born Feb., 11 1939 in Sayre, he was the son of Charles and Madelyn Stanton Thurston. He graduated from Athens High School and then served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960 serving in Germany. He retired from the Ingersoll Rand, Athens in 1998 after 35 years of service. He sponsored a child through Children's International in India for 10 years and recently began to sponsor a second child. He enjoyed socializing with his friends and family. He also enjoyed hunting, local athletics and college football games. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. #1140 of Sayre, the Ball Skerpon Post #773 V.F.W. and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was predeceased by both his parents. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Michael Meyer of Waverly, N.Y. a son, John Thurston of Sayre, and one grandson, Derek Meyer of Waverly, N.Y. his brothers and sisters-in-law; Charles and Heidi Thurston of Kannapolis, NC; Robert and Deanna Thurston of Milan, Alfred Thurston of Litchfield, and Philip and Nyla Thurston of Canadaigua, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lower Funeral Home, 225 South main St. Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Vincent Langan pastor of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Rd. Waverly, N.Y. or to Children International. Daily Review,

TILLOTSON   William "Bill" A resident of Waverly, NY died peacefully on Saturday morning December 3, 2005 at Troy Community Hospital at the age of 84. Bill was born in Canton, PA on September 14, 1921, son of Paul & Maude Wilcox Tillotson. He married Betty Rinebold of Waverly, his wife of 61 years on January 27, 1944. Bill owned and operated a dairy farm on Talmadge Hill in Waverly for over 28 years. He was a WWII Veteran and served from 1942-1945 in the US Army Signal Corps in the China Burma India Theater as a message coder and decoder. Bill was at the Pentagon in Washington DC in 1943-1944. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. Bill was a 50 year member of F&A Mason Lodge Chemung-Waverly # 350 and a 32nd degree member of the Otseningo Consistary of Masons in Binghamton, NY. He belonged to the VFW and Elks in Naples, FL. Bill will be remembered for his kindness, his patience and his concern for others. He enjoyed wood working, refinishing antiques and growing flowers. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Rinebold Tillotson; their son and daughter-in-law, Bruce & Roxie Tillotson, Southport; brothers, Leon (Vivian) Tillotson, Lewis (Jean) Tillotson; and Dean Tillotson; sisters, Ernestine Herman, Aleatha (Wayne) Wright, Ella Mae Yaggie and Anna Lee (Mark) Wright; Bill's mother-in-law, Helen Bennett Rinebold; sisters-in-law, Robert (Bob) Shipmens, JoEllen (John Jr.) Robinson and Naomi Rinebold; nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Morrell Tillotson, his sister-in-law, Phyllis Rutledge, and also by nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, December 5, 2005 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to Waverly-Chemung Masonic Lodge # 350, the Rehabilitation Unit of Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA, or the Chemung Volunteer Fire Department in Bill's memory.

 

TOBBE Walter Tobbe

Walter “Budge” Tobbe, 94, of Sayre died on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born April 18, 1916 in Chicago, Ill. the son of the late John and Gertrude Hennip Tobbe. Walter was the oldest male member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. He was employed with the Ingersoll Rand, Athens for 34 years, retiring in 1978. Walter served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed watching girls softball, and old westerns on television.  He is predeceased by his wife Maybelle, and all of his brothers and sisters.  Walter is survived by his children Richard and Judy Tobbe of Athens, Pa., Frederick and Gale Tobbe of Northwood, N.H., and Daniel and Linda Tobbe of Horseheads, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the  Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Jon Austin officiating from the Litchfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Walter’s name to the: Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840 or Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company, RR 1, Box 144J, Sayre, PA 18840 C/O Joseph Drake.   Sayre Morning Times – January 15, 2011 

 

TOLBERT –CAROL S. REED of Athens, Pa. passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 following an extended battle with cancer at her home in Athens. Carol was born on November 15, 1954 in Sayre, Pa. She was married to John Reed of Athens for 26 years. She was a graduate of Athens High School in 1972. She was a member of the Trinity Church in Athens. She was employed at the Robert Packer Hospital from 1975-2014 and was most recently employed in the Cath Lab. She was a lifetime member of the Sayre/Athens Lions Club, was the recipient of the Lioness of the Year in 2013, and also served as President of the Board as well as all other positions on the board at one time or another. She was a member of the Melodears, an all-girl drum corps, and played the baritone. She also enjoyed camping at the Campbell Campgrounds with her family and friends. Carol cherished her long haired Pomeranian, Ellie Mae, that was by her side throughout her long battle with cancer. Carol is predeceased by her father Merle Tolbert and mother Mary E. Tolbert, sister Eileen Tolbert, and brother James Tolbert. Carol is survived by her husband John Reed, daughter Brett R. Tolbert, brother Lynn Tolbert and sister-in-law Elizabeth Tolbert, four nieces and nephews and three great nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 from 4- 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held September 3, 2014 at noon at the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Ben Lentz, Rev. Trula Hollwood, and Rev. Glenn Mahaffey. The burial will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice at 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 8/25/2014

 

Eileen B. TOLBERT, 55, of Sayre died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a very brief illness. Born Jan. 7, 1947 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Merle and Mary MacNeal Tolbert. She worked at the Robert Packer Hospital for 35 years, where she received the first Hero award from the hospital. She enjoyed summers at Campbell campgrounds. Eileen enjoyed collecting anything that had Mickey Mouse on it. She is survived by: her mother, Mary Tolbert of Sayre; brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Betsy Tolbert of Waverly, N.Y.; brother, James Tolbert of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and John Reed of Sayre; nieces, Brett and Riane Tolbert; nephews, Grant, Keenen and Seth Tolbert; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Merle Tolbert, in 1978. Friends and family may call Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, with the Rev. Ned Caum and the Rev. Roy Hansen co-officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at a later time. Memorial donations may be directed to the Legacy Walk, P.O. Box 404, Athens, PA 18810.  Sayre Evening Times,

TOLBERT – James A. Tolbert, 55, Sayre, diedSaturday, Nov. 18, 2006 unexpectedly.  Born Jan. 10, 1951, Sayre, he was the son of Merle and Mary MacNeal Tolbert.  Jim was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  He also had a heart for helping everyone around him, including those at the Keystone Manor.  He was previously married to Rena Silverberg of Bradford, Pa., for 21 years.  He is predeceased by: his father, Merle Tolbert, 1978; and his sister, Eileen Tolbert, 2002.  He is survived by his children, Seth T. Tolbert and his wife Martina Dawn of New Castle, Del., and Riane M. Tolbert of Wilmington, Del.; grandson, Myles Tolbert of New Castle, Del.; mother, Mary Tolbert of Sayre; siblings, Lynn and Elizabeth Tolbert of Waverly, Carol and John Reed of Sayre; nephews, one niece and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at the Keystone Manor, North Elmer Avenue, Sayre, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the North Branch Land Trust, 11 Carverton Road, Trucksville, PA 18708 or North Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, P.O. Box 2083, Williamsport, PA 17703.  Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences, may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.    Sayre Morning Times 21 Nov. 2006

NORMAN R. TOMPKINS, 62, of Ridgebury died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, in Verona, N.Y., after suffering a heart attack.  Born Feb. 15, 1940, in Sayre, he was the son of Roy and Naomi Parks Tompkins.  He was a 1958 graduate of Athens High School.  He joined the Navy in October 1958 and served for 21 years until 1979.  He was a chief petty officer, specializing in electrical areas.  In 1980 he joined the Bendix Corp. in the field-engineering department, which was later Allied Signal, and worked with them until his retirement in 1995.  He organized three stock clubs and belonged to several others.  He shared his love and knowledge of the stock market with his family and friends.  Norman enjoyed woodworking and loved landscaping.  His father, Roy Tompkins, predeceased him on Feb. 10, 1999.  He is survived by his mother, in Sayre; his brothers and sisters, Judy and Thomas Leahy of Ridgebury, Marlin Tompkins of Mauricetown, N.J., Dale and Judy Tompkins of Shoreham, Vt., and Elaine and Ken Tomb of East Smithfield; and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  Memorial services will follow there at 11 a.m. with LaVern Jackson of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, Pa. or the Bradford county Library, RR 3, Box 320, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

TOMPKINS –HELEN TOMPKINS ROBINSON, 92, formerly of Athens, died on Friday, April 15, 2005 at her home in Frederick, Md. She was the wife of the late Stanley Irvin Robinson, who died July 29, 1962. Born Jan. 4, 1913 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Lola Magee Tompkins. Mrs. Robinson graduated from Athens High School and later from Elmira Business College. In earlier years, she worked as a secretary with the Boy Scouts of America, Athens, and later retired after a number of years as secretary in the superintendent's office of the Athens Area School District. She was a longtime member of the Athens United Methodist Church. She is survived by: two children, Stanley M. Robinson and wife Antoinette of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Carol A. Short and husband William of Frederick; nine grandchildren, Catherine Napoli and husband Robert, Andrea Jones and husband Charles, James Robson and wife Tasha, Sara Short, Anna Short, Denise Chilson, Kathy Jo Moore, John Robinson and Scott Robinson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Robinson is remembered by many friends in Athens; Duluth, Ga.; and Frederick. She was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Robinson, in 2003; and one sister, Myra Tomkins Booth. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times Apr. 16, 2005.

Roy G. TOMPKINS, 81, of Sayre, PA and formerly of Athens, PA died Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital after as extended illness.  Born in Penn Yan, NY April 30, 1917, the son of Royden and Myrtle VanBlake Tompkins, he was a 1935 graduate of Athens High School.  He had been employed as a machinist at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens until his retirement in 1979.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Naomi, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Lori Tompkins of East Smithfield, Pa, dale and Judy Tompkins of Shoreham, VT; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tom Leahy of Sayre and Elaine and Kenneth Tomb of east Smithfield; a son, Marlin Tompkins of Mauricetown, NJ; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held February 13 at the First Church of God in Sayre with the Rev. Kimberly Clark officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or the Sayre House “Court Yard Fund,” 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

 

TOZER Freda L. Tozer

87, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte, Pa. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ralph C. and Frances Coolbaugh McKinney.  Freda was a member of the Church of the Redeemer. She was lifetime member of the Athens Township Fire Company Auxiliary and Fire Police and a former member and past Grand Rebecca.  She is predeceased by her husband Julius and granddaughter Lucy Anne Frady.  Freda is survived by her daughters Sheila (Clifford) Bennett of Ulster, Pa., and Debbie Phillips of Reno, Nev.; grandsons John Moran of Athens, Pa., Josiah Bennett of Ulster, Pa., and Charles Frady of Alaska; granddaughter Maria Jones of Ulster, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; brother Ralph I. McKinney of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey 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 in Freda’s may be made to: Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840

Sayre Morning Times – March 4, 2013

 

TOZER –MRS. IVAN F. BIXBY, 91, of 221 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., died April 29, 2000.  Mrs. Bixby, the former Ruth Dyer Tozer, was born Oct. 9, 1908, in Jennings, Garrett County, Md., of Sadie Ethel Dyer and Charles Murray Tozer and was a great-great-granddaughter of Col. Julius Tozer, who came to the Valley in about 1972 and settled on the west bank of the Chemung River and for whom Tozer’s Bridge was named.  Mrs. Bixby attended Athens Township and Sayre schools and graduated from Sayre High School in 1926.  She received her bachelor of science from Mansfield University in 1931 and her master of education from Pennsylvania State University in 1936.  She taught for three years at the junior high school in Bushkill, Pa., and then returned to Sayre, where she taught mathematics and science in Sayre High School until her retirement in 1972.  Mrs. Bixby was a charter member of Kappa Delta Pi, an honorary educational fraternity at Mansfield University.  She was a former member of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association, a life member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, a life member and former president of the Bradford Sullivan Counties of Retired Teachers, and former president of the Sayre Area Retired Teachers.  Mrs. Bixby was also a member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and international honor society of women teachers; and a former member of the Sayre-Athens University Club.  Mrs. Bixby was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, Pa. since 1912.  She had served as a member of the junior, St. Cecelia, and adult choirs of the church and as a member of the Altar Guild and St. Mary’s Guild.  She was also very much interested in the history of the Valley, especially Athens Township and its many changes.  Mrs. Bixby is survived by a sister, Dorothy Tozer Miller of Whites Valley, Pleasant Mountain, Wayne County, Pa.; and cousins, Dr. Richard Charles Tozer of Topeka, Kan., Julius and Tozer of Topeka, Kan., Julius and Freda Tozer of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Marjorie Tozer Keiffer of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Merna Tozer Northrup of Melbourne, Fla.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz, rector, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

TRACY Antoinette “Toni” Tracy

58, of Waverly, N.Y. died peacefully at home Tuesday, March 8, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born June 1, 1952 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Paul and Natalina (Mastracchio) Grego,  Toni’s greatest joy in life was being with and caring for her family. She was unfailingly kind, generous, and loving. When she wasn’t with her family, she was found working with Cathy and the girls at the First Citizens Bank in Sayre where she had been employed for 32 years. She loved taking walks with her husband and their dog Clark, going to yoga class and to Curves, with friends. Toni was known and loved by many people and will be greatly missed.  Toni is survived by her husband of 36 years, Vance; children, Nicholas, (Jessica), and Michael, (Angela); and her only grandson Dominick; her siblings and best friends, Nick and Marilyn, Grace, and Palma Grego; her aunt Emma and uncle Michael Mastracchio; her nieces and nephews, godson P.J. Grego, Ryan, Joellen, Carrie, (Brett), Steve and Meghan Tracy, Tom and Jon Martin, and Wendy Lupo; her mother-in-law Joyce Tracy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Miles and Sue Tracy, Paul and Mona Tracy.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law Richard Tracy.  The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. in Sayre. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Toni’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – March 11, 2011

 

TRAVER –ARLENE J. TRAVER ZIMMER, 74, of Waverly, died on Monday, May 9, 2005. She was born in South Danby, N.Y., on May 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Edwin and Eunice (Rogers) Traver. Arlene was a very caring and selfless person and always looked out for the needs of others. She had a great sense of humor and would find the bright side of any situation. Arlene was a mother, with love for all. She was predeceased by: her husband, George Zimmer, and her many brothers and sisters. Arlene is survived by: her children and their spouses, Richard and Margaret Zimmer of Athens, Regina Zimmer of Elmira, Nathan Zimmer of Waverly, Mark and Joyce Zimmer of Waverly, Jason and Karen Zimmer of Waverly, Melinda and Jerry Thompson of Waverly; her brother, Kenneth Traver of Danby; her 19 grandchildren, Colleen, Stephen, James, Gregory, Matthew, Michael, Jeremiah, Travis, Adam, Justin, Bridget, Joshua, Jennifer, Kayla, Zachary, Brandon, Austin, Morgan, and Preston; three great-grandchildren; her special daughters-in-law, Heather and Debbie; and her many nieces and nephews. A graveside ceremony will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Seaver, Chaplain of Spiritual Care at Lourdes Hospital officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Arlene may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 913 Old Liverpool Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088 or the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13203. Arrangements are with Richards Funeral Home, Owego. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times May 11, 2005.

TRAVER Robert E., Sr.
78, of East Cherry St., Athens, PA, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., PA, after a lengthy illness. Born April 21, 1929 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late George and Daisy Cooper Traus. On December 30, 1950, he married the former Mary E. "Betty" Macynski at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sayre, PA. Bob was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the US Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952. He was employed by Hardinge Brothers in Elmira for 33 years until his retirement in April of 1991. Bob was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens, PA, where he served as a lector and an usher, the American Legion Post No. 492, Waverly, where he served as commander twice and county commander once. He was a member of Korean Veterans Last Man's Club and bowled with the Valley veteran's group. Bob was a member of the Hardinge Brothers Men's Club and Golf League. He was co-founder of Boy Scout Troop No. 40 in Athens, and a former Athens Little League Coach. Bob enjoyed golfing, was an avid camper, an avid New York Mets fan, and a NY Giants fan. Surviving are: his wife, Mary E. "Betty" Macynski Traver at home; his sons, Robert E. Traver Jr. and his wife, Joette Traver of Horseheads, NY, David Traver and his wife, Teresa Traver of Athens, PA; his daughter, Kathy Traver of Athens, PA; his grandchildren, Jenelle, Lindsay, Matthew, Lucas, and Nichole Traver; a sister-in-law, Alice Macynski of Gaithersburg, MD. He is also survived by several cousins. A prayer service will be held Friday, July 27, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, PA, with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, with the Valley Color Guard according full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, or to the charity or organization of one's own choice in Robert E. Travers Sr.'s memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2007.

TREMAIN   D. Ridgeway TREMAIN, 90, of RD 1 Athens died at home Sunday July 20, 2003 following an extended illness. Born November 10, 1912 in Sayre, the son of Arthur B. and Martha B. CRAWFORD TREMAIN. Ridge enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.  His wife Lula, a sister M. Josephine ROWE and a brother Edmund TREMAIN predeceased him.  He is survived by a daughter Martha-Jo T. HARDING-DEWALT of Waverly. Two granddaughters Marjo Rae of Trenton, NJ and Laurie-Beth Norton of Athens. Three step-grandsons C. Stephen DEWALT of Elmira, Robert M. Fell-DEWALT of Elmira and Lynn P. DEWALT of Keene, N.Y. 11 Great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. The Rev. Roland Romig, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre, will officiate. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa., 18848.

 L. GRANT TRUESDALE, 87, of Athens Twp., PA passed away on October 30, 2014 at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. He was born on June 17, 1927 in Athens, PA the son of the late Leon F. and Helen Hutchinson Truesdale. Grant graduated from Athens Area High School in 1945. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the US Navy. He was employed as a Machinist with Ingersoll Rand, Athens for 39 years, retiring in 1989. Grant was a member of the Sayre First Presbyterian Church, Howard Elmer Hose Company #4 of the Sayre Fire Department and the Sayre Ambulance Corp. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth Truesdale, step-son Michael Park, and grandson Jonathon Q. Park. Grant is survived by his wife Mary at home, children David and Rose Truesdale of Horseheads, NY, Tom and Gail Truesdale of FL, Jeffrey and Siri of Gaithersburg, MD, Jonathan Truesdale of FL, stepchildren Robert and Kay Park of Sayre, PA, William D. and Daisy Park of Sheshequin, PA, Gail and James Trettel of Pasadena, MD, James A. and Terry Park of West Olive, MI, 36 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Allen Twigg of Chambersburg, PA, daughter-in-law Claudia Park of Odenton, MD, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10am-11am at the Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. A Memorial Service will follow at the church at 11am. 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 at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Grant's memory to: Valley United Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/1/2014

WALTER J. TUHRO, 83, of Athens RD 2 died Thursday Jan. 4, 1990 in Rocky Mount, NC while on his way to Florida. Born Dec. 20, 1906 in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Henry and Marie Popp Tuhro. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre, the East Athens Grange, Roman Masonic Lodge, Rome, Amity Chapter of Athens, Northern Council No. 24 of Athens, Northern Commandry No. 16 of Towanda and Consistory Lodge of Williamsport. Mr. Tuhro owned and operated a dairy farm in the North Ghent area for 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Louise at home; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Marie) Schurer of Sayre, a son, Richard of Webster, NY, a sister, Hazel Montgomery of Rochester; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Walter in 1959. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Grange services will be at 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre or the Spaulding Memorial Library, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

TURNER –RUBY M. BISGROVE, 81, widow of Charles P. Bisgrove of 105 Cross St., Sayre, Pa., died Monday evening, Nov. 22, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born April 14, 1918, in Monroeton, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Covey turner.  Ruby was a graduate of Towanda High School.  In earlier years she was employed by Chacona’s Restaurant in Sayre and later by the dietary department of Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre until her retirement.  On June 29, 1947, she married Charles P. Bisgrove at the Church of the Epiphany rectory in Sayre.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on May 21, 1997.  Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sayre.  She was a member of the church’s board of trustees, music committee, church choir and the American Baptist Women’s Ministries.  Ruby was also an active volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law; Patricia Marie and David Wilkinson of Athens, Pa., and Anne Marie and James Walsh of Waverly, N.Y.; three grandsons, John Charles Ryan of Pittsburgh and David Paul Wilkinson and Michael Wayne Wilkinson, both of Athens; a great-grandson, Gabriel David Wilkinson of Athens; two sisters-in-law, Marie Bisgrove of Sayre and Lillian Turner of Sayre; a brother-in-law, Dudley Gloeckler of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, John Charles Bisgrove in 1949 and a brother, Howard Turner, in 1969.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. Roland Romig, officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

TWIGG Marilyn J. Swingle
75, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family after battling an extended illness. She was born on April 2, 1935 in Litchfield, Pa., a daughter of the late N. Bruce and Opal Twigg of Litchfield, Pa. Marilyn was a graduate of Athens High School and owned the Valley Taxi for over 30 years with her late husband, Herb Swingle. She later worked for CVS in Sayre for 11 years until her retirement. She was a devoted member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. An avid gardener, Marilyn loved her flower gardens and watching the surrounding wildlife. She is predeceased by her husband Herbert Swingle, her mother and father, brother Wilbur Twigg, sister Elsie Twigg, and step-mother Gertrude Twigg. Marilyn is survived by her loving children sons and daughters-in-law Randy and Rita Jo Swingle of Athens, Pa., Jack and Amy Swingle of Sayre, Pa., Steve and Kim Swingle of Athens, Pa., Tim and Lori Swingle of Sayre, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Patti and Jim Cole of Sayre, Pa. Also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Allen and Barb Twigg of Chambersburg, Pa., Jesse Twigg of Fla., Harvey and Lois Twigg of Nichols, N.Y., Cecil and Velma Twigg of W. Groton, N.Y., Daniel and Judy Twigg of Rochester, N.Y., and Larry and Kay Twigg of Henderson, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Bob Campbell of Athens, Pa. Marilyn is also survived by 12 grandchildren Kati Jo (Dale) Baggerly, Jennifer Swingle, James (Laura) Cole, Rebecca (Dan) Stewart, Rachael Swingle, Ashley Swingle, Denis (Ashleigh) Cole, Cody Swingle, Ryan Swingle, Benjamin Cole, Stephanie Swingle, Alex Swingle. Marilyn is also survived by seven great-grandchildren Brittany and Cody Baggerly, Katelyn Houghtalen, Dylon Baggerly, Tyler Swingle, Nicholas Lesser, Alexa Swingle, and Marilyn was so looking forward to the arrival of an eighth great-grandson due Dec. 18, 2010. Marilyn is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, cousins, and good friends. Friends and family may call from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at the Litchfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Jon Austin and Rev. David Larson co-officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn's memory to: House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., MC 28-00, Danville, PA 17821 or Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, P.O. Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840.- Towanda Daily Review, September 11, 2010

TWOOMEY - Jean Hale, 74, of Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. diedMonday afternoon April 13, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 15, 1934 in Sayre she was the daughter of  Marion “Mamie” DAVIES Twoomey and the late John F. “Jack” Twoomey.  In earlier years Jean was employed by Tops Market in Sayre and Owego, N.Y. and at the time of her death was employed as an ambassador by Tioga Downs, in Nichols, N.Y.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre.  Jean enjoyed spending time with family especially her mother, Marion, and her grandchildren.  She was an avid fan of Notre Dame and the New York Yankees.  Surviving are: her mother Marion “Mamie” Davies Twoomey of Sayre; her Children, Richard Hunsinger and his wife, Bonnie of Sayre; Jon Hunsinger of Live Oak, Fla., Kathleen MAUREY of Sayre; her grandchildren Jessica Hunsinger, Michael Maurey, and Nichole COCCO and her husband Thomas Cocco; her Great Grandchildren, Ryan, Brittney and Alexis; her sister, Jackie FASCINELLA and her husband, Tony of South Waverly, Pa.; a nephew and his wife, Michael and Ann Fascinella Sr. of Sayre; her sidekick, Smokey Hale.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hale, and her father, John F. “Jack” Twoomey on Jan. 2, 2004.  A prayer service will be held Friday, April 17, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Jean Hale’s memory.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times, 16 April, 2009

JOHN F. ‘JACK’ TWOOMEY JR., 89, of Sayre, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2004, at his home. Born April 14, 1914, in Auburn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John F. and Helen McGovern Twoomey Sr. Jack attended Sayre High School where he participated in all sports and especially loved football. On May 2, 1932, he married the former Marion "Mamie" Davies at the Church of the Epiphany Rectory in Sayre. Jack was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for over 45 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and Sayre Redskins Club. Jack and Marion enjoyed spending their winter months in Ft. Myers and Cocoa Beach, Fla. In 1973 he was inducted in the Sayre High School Sports Hall of Fame. Jack was an avid fan of Notre Dame and one of the founders of Sayre Small Fry Football. His life encompassed his home and family. Surviving are: His wife, Marion Twoomey, at home; A daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Tony Fascinella of South Waverly, Pa.; A daughter, Jean Hale of Sayre; Four grandchildren, Richard Hunsinger and his wife Bonnie Hunsinger of Sayre, Jon Hunsinger of Kentucky, Kathleen Maurey of Sayre and Michael and Ann Fascinella Sr. of Sayre; Seven great grandchildren, Nichole Benjamin, Anthony Paterson, Jessica Hunsinger, Michael Fascinella Jr., Jennifer Hunsinger, Krystine Fascinella and Michael Maurey; And eight great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Twoomey Hanlon in July of 2002. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at 9 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Sayre Redskins Club in Jack Twoomey's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifTYRELL Florence H. KEIR, 107, formerly of Ulster, PA, diedi Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born September 6, 1889 in Orwell Twp., PA, the daughter of Lewis J. and Lucy E. Wickham Tyrell.  She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the Mather Memorial Library, Ulster and of the Sheshequin Book Club for many years.  She and her husband operated a large dairy farm in North Ghent.  She is survived by her daughters, Gladys Hunt of troy, PA and Anna M. Arnold of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several great great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on February 7 with the Rev. Sandi Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifUTTERALMEDA L. WITTIE, 100, (SRGP 78844)of 1001 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, died on December 21, 2002.  Born Oct. 11, 1902 in Roseville, Pa., the daughter of William and Della Bochus Utter.  She was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and the widow of the late Charles H. Wittie, who died in 1970.  She was predeceased by her sister, Edith Utter Shoemaker, and her brothers, William, Abram and Elmer Utter.  She is survived by: two nieces, Arlene Utter Campbell of Covington, Ga., and Velma Utter of Elmira, N.Y.; a nephew, Charles Utter of East Smithfield, Pa.; and special friends, Geraldine and Paul Hurley of Sayre, Pa., Helen Smith of Sayre, Pa., and Donald Westbrook, also of Sayre, Pa.  Family and friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials in Almeda’s name may be directed to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church building fund, Church St., East Smithfield, Pa.  or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review..

UTTER –ARLENE C. (UTTER) CAMPBELL, age 81, of Conyers, Ga., (formerly of Athens for 76 years) went home to with her Lord July 11, 2005.  Born April 24, 1924 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nellie Carmon Utter.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who enjoyed life to the fullest.  Her hobbies included canning vegetables from the garden (in her younger years), crocheting, arts and crafts, playing cards, flower gardening, sewing, doing crossword puzzles and reading her newspapers.  Her favorite pastimes were watching the deer and birds in her back yard and shopping for bargains with her family.  She truly treasured her talks, cards and letters from her friends and family.  Her greatest love was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she always called her “little angels.”  Her love, generosity, caring and kindness will truly be missed by all who knew her.  Arlene is survived by her son and special daughter-in-law, Albert E. and Janet Campbell of Conyers, with whom she lived for the last five years of her life; special granddaughter and her husband, Michele and Todd Chase of Windermere, Fla.; her “little angels” (Great-grandchildren) Ashley and Landen Chase; a special nieces and her husband, Jean and Edwin Mason of Canandaigua, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Velma Utter of Horseheads, N.Y.; a cousin and her husband Barbara and Royal “Pete” Pruyne of Athens; a brother, Charles Utter of East Smithfield, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Albert K. Campbell; a sister, Gladys Campbell; a brother, Lester Utter; and a grandson, Eddie Campbell.  Friends and family are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St. Athens.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Interment will be afterward at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be directed to the Lycoming Audubon Society, P.O. Box 4053, Williamsport, Pa. in memory of Arlene Campbell.  –Towanda Daily Review.

UTTER, William L., age 97, of Sayre, RD 2, Pa., Wednesday, August 2, 1972 at Troy Community Hospital. Arrangements by Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Barber Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa., the Rev. Wallace MacKnight officiating. Burial Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Survived by two daughters Mrs. Almeda Wittie of Sayre, RD 2, and Mrs. Edith Shumaker of Sayre, RD 2; three sons, Elmer Utter of Athens, William J. Utter of Athens, andSavannah, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren and four step-children. He was a member of the Basket St. Grange and was a retired farmer.

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Ellery VanDeMARK
Sayre Evening Times January 11, 2004 Ellery N. VanDeMark, 69, of 108 West St., Athens, died Sunday morning, Jan. 9, 2005 at home, unexpectedly. He was born Feb. 6, 1935 in Sugar Run, Pa., the son of the late Raymond and Ethlyn Potter VanDeMark. Ellery was a graduate of Wyalusing Area High School, Class of 1953. He served with the U.S. Army, was employed at Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, Pa., and then at Ingersoll-Rand as a machinist for 30 years. On July 18, 1959, he married the former Ann Burke in Wyalusing. He was an active member of the Finger Lakes Bottle Club. Ellery was an avid milk bottle collector since 1983. He enjoyed spending time researching and tracking his collection, which consisted of close to 1,000 bottles from Bradford County dairies. He followed high school wrestling very closely and enjoyed watching college and pro sports. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Salsman. He is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Ann Burke VanDeMark, at home; four daughters, Kim and Jerry Jones of Cicero, N.Y., Denise and Scot Puffer of Horseheads, N.Y., Robin and Brian Pucci of Cicero and Carrie Soules of Syracuse, N.Y.; several grandchildren, Jillian Puffer, Heidi Jones, Justin Puffer, Holley Jones, Ryan Mantz, Christopher Mantz, Joshua Pucci and Briana Pucci; one brother and four sisters, Phyllis and Gary Seamans of Wyalusing, Carol and Larry Franklin of Laceyville, Pa., Neta and Skeet Repsher of Laceyville, David and Betsy VanDeMark of Sugar Run and Kathy and Jerry Lee of New Albany, Pa.; and aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan of St. John Catholic Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellery's honor to the American Red Cross, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892; The Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA 18848; or a charity of one's choice. Submitted by Carol HOOSEBrotzman - His sister Neta VanDEMARK Repsher has supplied the data of his burial in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA

JAMES G. VANDERMARK, 79 of 105 Southeast St., Sayre died on July 3, 1989 following an extended illness. Born in Binghamton, NY on May 28, 1920, he was the son of John and Katherine Vandermark. Mr. Vandermark was employed at the Tioga Foundery in Owego, NY for 15 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the VFW War Dads, Sayre and the Sons of Italy, Sayre. Surviving are his wife Irene at home; his sons: Richard W. Vandermark of Lyons, NY, James R. Vandermark of Bogalusa, LA; his step-son, Robert Quinn, Boston, MA; step-daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Constance) Hewes of Gouverneur, NY; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stillman, Binghamton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Thursday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roy E. Hansen, chaplain at the Robert Packer Hospital officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations can be sent to the Greater Valley Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review

 

LEROY M. ‘JAKE’ VANDERPOEL, 75,       OF 130 North St., Athens died early today, Monday Sept. 29, 1986 at the United Methodist Home, LaPorte following an extended illness. Born March 7, 1911 in Towanda, he was the son of Joseph and Helen E. Johnson Vanderpoel. He married the former Margaret Chamberlain on June 4, 1937 at the Waverly United Methodist Church. She survives at home. Employed as a core maker at Ingersoll-Rand. Mr. Vanderpoel retired in 1973 after 30 years of service. He was a resident of the Valley for the past 43 years and a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. A former member of the New York and Pennsylvania Archeological socities, he had a great interest in local archeology and was a collector for 50 years. Also surviving are a daughter, Shirley Goble at home and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Tioga Point Museum, Athens or the Stray Haven Humane Society in Waverly or the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review


 

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Lyle Howard VANERPOEL, 93 Lyle Howard Vanderpoel, 93, of Sayre died Saturday, March 12, 2005. He has now joined his loving wife Martha. He was born April 28, 1911, the son of Howard and Agnes Murray Vanderpoel. He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, the Sayre Sportsmen's Club, the B.P.O.E. Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148 and the Valley Bowling Association. He served in World War II. He was a much-loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him. He is survived by: a daughter, Lynda Myers of Sayre; four grandchildren, grandson Jeffrey Myers and Minnie Stumph of Altoona, Pa., and granddaughters Melissa and Terry Caudill of Concord, N.C., Laurie and Rick Bennett of Henderson, Nev., and Heather and Joseph Kovarik of Waverly, N.Y.; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Wednesday, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

VANDERPOOL –BETTY RUTH KINNER, 68, of Troy RR 1 died Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born in Sayre on July 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Clifford and Judy Vanderpool. Betty's main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She especially enjoyed the times spent with her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was a talented cook and embroiderer. She also enjoyed gardening and picking blueberries on Armenia Mountain. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert, at home; daughters Doris "Dee" Kinner of Jacksonville, Fla., Kathy Hall of Canton and Alice (Bobby) Redmen of Cookville, Tenn.; her sons, David (Bonnie) Kinner of Alba, Robert (Judy) Kinner Jr. and William (Bobbi) Kinner, all of Rome, Stanley Kinner of Austinville, Terry (Nancy) Kinner of Hancock, N.Y., and Philip (Marianne) Kinner of Philadelphia; a grandson, Robert (Melissa) Kinner III of Canton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Dorothy Maloney of Scranton and Virginia Ellis of Rome; a brother, Richard Vanderpool of East Smithfield; and a special friend, Duane Johnson of Austinville. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Phyllis, and several siblings. A private funeral service ill be held at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review.

VANDERPOOL Dale C. "Bud" Vanderpool Jr., 2, of Greens Landing, Athens RR 1, died Sunday Feb. 12, 1995, as the result of a fire which destroyed the family home.  Born August 11, 1992 in Sayre, PA he was the son of Dale C. and Heather Vanderpool Sr.  He is survived by: his mother and stepfather: Heather TALADA Vanderpool and Kelly FITZWATER; his father, Dale C. Vanderpool Sr. of Litchfield; four sisters; Ashley, Kristin and Alicia Vanderpool and Mary Fitzwater; maternal grandparents; Georgianna Talada and Robert Coutts of Athens RR 1; paternal grandmother, Rose CODDINGTON of Sayre, Paternal Phillip Vanderpool Sr., of Elmira, NY, maternal great-grandparents; Leora and George JOHNSON Sr., of Athens RR 1, Lena Talada of Waverly, NY, paternal great-grandmother Grace Westbrook of Athens; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather Orin Talada on Nov. 12, 1991.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday Feb. 15, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church 314 South Elmer Ave., Sayre.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Tioga Point cemetery, Athens, PA.  Arrangements are yunder the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda.  RHW, Feb. 1995, Towanda Daily Review.

VANDERPOOL –DOROTHY V. FOSS, 81, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Sayre House. Born July 27, 1921, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Viola Vanderpool. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer.  She had been a member of the Ralph Bartlett Accordion Band. She is survived by three daughters, Kay and Charles Lattimer of Sayre, Bonnie and Frank Sindoni of Sayre, and Janet and Duane Lewis of Towanda; a son, Kenneth and Tess Foss of Sayre; eight grandchildren, Chuck and Jenn Lattimer of Sayre, Jodi Wilcox of Athens, Louis and Amy Quattrini of Sayre, Anthony and Denise Quattrini of Hornbrook, Jason and Kristen Lewis of Burlington, Vt., Nathan Lewis of Towanda, Bradley Foss of Sayre and Justin Potter of Sayre; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Tillie Ward of Waverly, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth "Casey" on May 22, 1980; four sisters, Bertha Loomis, Catherine Squires, Stella Gorsline and Eleanor Place; and five brothers, Curtis, Walter, Charles, Leonard and Robert Vanderpool. Friends may call Thursday, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, June 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to Ronald McDonald House, 1027 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210, or the Jonathan Cancer Fund, University Hospital, 75 Adams St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review.

HOWARD J. VANDERPOOL, 72 of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre died Saturday morning, March 23, 2002 at his home.  Born Aug. 28, 1929 in New Era, he was a son of the late Johnathan and Della Swingle Vanderpool.  On Feb. 10, 1951, Howard married the former Grace Graham.  Howard was formerly employed by Max Cohen’s Auto Parts in East Athens, Page’s Farm in Milan and Buck Hendershot’s Texaco Station on Chemung Street in Waverly, N.Y.  Howard loved working outside and spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Grace Vanderpool at home; his children, Jack Vanderpool and his wife, Kathy Vanderpool of Sayre RR 2, April Krogulski and her husband, Ed Krogulski of Athens, Brian Vanderpool of Sayre and his friend, Kathy Benjamin of Athens, Patty Vanderpool of Sayre and Christy Vanderpool and her husband, Jack Rowe of Sayre; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Freda Hibbard and her husband Ben Hibbard of Milan; Pearl Cron and her husband, Morris Cron of Florida, Emma Evans and her husband, Bernard Evans of Athens, and Connie Campbell and her friend, Thomas Miller of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by an infant son in 1952; a brother, Garfield Vanderpool in 198 and a sister, Shirley Sargent in 2001.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr Street, Ulster with the Rev. Larry Page officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. in Howard J. Vanderpool’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

VANDERPOOL – Mary Lewis, 90, of Athens died Monday September 14 at the Ashton Healthcare Facility.  Mary was born December 4, 1918 in Wyalusing, PA. Graveside services will be held at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, on Friday September 25, 2009 at l0:00 am.

MYRON M. VANDERPOOL, 70, formerly of Athens RR 1, McCloes Trailer Park died Monday morning, Feb. 27, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 25, 1924 in Towanda he was a son of the late George and Eliza Bailey Vanderpool.  Myron was employed by the Sayre school system for many years until his retirement.  Surviving are: a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Rita Vanderpool of Towanda and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by; a sister, Mary Vanderpool and two brothers, Myron and Horton Vanderpool.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

NELSON VANDERPOOL, 67, of Sayre RD 2 died Wednesday Aug. 12, 1987 at home following a brief illness. He was born in Wysox Feb. 18, 1920 and was the son of Ebbon and May Vanderpool. He was a life-long resident of the Valley area. He was employed at Max Cohen Auto Salvage in Athens for several years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 1587th Quartermaster Corps with the U.S. Army. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Connie Sutton of Sayre RD 2; one son, Nelson Vanderpool, Sayre RD 1; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Falvillian Vanderpool of Millersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Lawiza Cappall of Endicott, Jennie Heath and Alice Anderson, both of Wysox. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Sutton in 1984. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Elaine White of the Chemung United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

VANDUZER   Catherine "Grace" VANDUZER CRANDALL, 78, formerly of Wilawana, Pa., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Towanda Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1925, in West Candor, N.Y., the daughter of Birdsey and Anna COLEGROVE VANDUZER, she attended Rome schools. Grace loved to crochet, read and do crossword puzzles. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur CRANDALL; a daughter, Ann Marie TEEL; and two Brothers, Paul and LeRoy VANDUZER. She is survived by a son, Ronald CRANDALL of Meshoppen; granddaughter, Shelly TROLLMAN of Sayre; great granddaughter, Anne Marie BREWER of Sayre; her sisters, Alice HORTON of Rome, Lillian STROUD of Sayre, Anna Mae LANTZ of Greens Landing and Helen WHEELER of LaPorte; her brothers Chester VANDUZER of Athens Township, Rodney VANDUZER of Monroeton and Robert VANDUZER of St. Paul's, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday, June 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth CRAIN, pastor of the Windham Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

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Catherine "Grace" Crandall, 78, formerly of Wilawana, Pa., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Towanda Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1925, in West Candor, N.Y., the daughter of Birdsey and Anna Colegrove VanDuzer, she attended Rome schools. Grace loved to crochet, read and do crossword puzzles. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Crandall; a daughter, Ann Marie Teel; and two brothers, Paul and LeRoy VanDuzer. She is survived by a son, Ronald Crandall of Meshoppen; granddaughter, Shelly Trollman of Sayre; great granddaughter, Anne Marie Brewer of Sayre; her sisters, Alice Horton of Rome, Lillian Stroud of Sayre, Anna Mae Lantz of Greens Landing and Helen Wheeler of LaPorte; her brothers Chester VanDuzer of Athens Township, Rodney VanDuzer of Monroeton and Robert VanDuzer of St. Paul's, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday, June 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Crain, pastor of the Windham Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

VanFLEET Brian P. VanFleet

Brian P. VanFleet MASN Brian P. VanFleet, 27, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., with his family at his side following an extended illness.  He was born on January 4, 1985 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Thomas and Sharon Wood VanFleet. Brian was a compassionate and caring person, and a loving husband and father. Brian was serving in the United States Navy. He was stationed at Kings Bays Naval Station, Ga., and then moved to Mayport Naval Station, Fla. He was a Boy Scout, Troop 1 and attained Eagle Scout and was a member of the Venture Crew #105, Sayre, Pa.  Brian was an EMT for Greater Valley EMS, and a part of their Dive and Rescue Team prior to joining the Navy. He was a member of the Susquehanna-Bradford Strike Team. Brian was a member of the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, having joined as a Junior Firefighter and at the present time was an active member on Military Duty. He was a member of American Legion Post #283, Sayre, Pa. He enjoyed fishing and boating. Brian will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Brian is survived by his loving wife of 2 1/2 years Katherine at home, daughter Elaina VanFleet at home, parents Thomas and Sharon VanFleet of Sayre, Pa., brothers Thomas (Julie) VanFleet of Ulster, Pa., and Matthew VanFleet of Providence, R.I., grandmother Anna Wood of Sayre, Pa., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. with the Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s memory to: Vision’s F.C.U., 2121 Elmira Street, Sayre, PA 18840 Re: College Fund for Elaina.  Sayre Morning Times – July 23, 2012

 

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George W. VanFLEET, 95, of Sayre, Pa. died on Friday January 24, 2003. Born in Sayre, Pa. the son of William A. and Nellie D. VanFleet, he was a life long resident of the community and graduated from Sayre High School. George was married to his wife of 53 years who predeceased him on May 17, 1998. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. George was a dedicated employee of the U. S. Postal Service, retiring in 1972 with over 40 years of service. An avid outdoors man, George delighted in talking to friends about many of his earlier hunting trips to Canada. Possessing a life long passion for baseball, George was well known in the area for his Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion teams. Throughout his coaching careers he always emphasized the importance of fair play and sportsmanship among all his players.  An ardent fan of the New York Yankees, George seldom missed a game on television and in later years he was a devoted fan of the Sayre Black Diamond baseball team, which was managed by his son Tom. George is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas, Sr. and Sharon VanFleet of Athens Twp., Pa.; his three grandsons, Thomas, Jr. and his wife, Julie VanFleet; Brian and Matthew VanFleet and a great grandson, Devin VanFleet.  He also had an extended family, that being the owners of the Mike and Susan Lydon Personal Care Home, their children and clients of Centerville, Pa., who treated him with dignity, compassion and friendship. He was also predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mary VanFleet. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Jan. 28, 2003, at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. with Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorials may be made in his name to the Tri-Township Ambulance Assoc., c/o Diane Husted, RR 3 Box 76, Gillett, Pa., 16925, or the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 904 North Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa., 18840. Funeral services are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

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Ernest "Ernie" S. VanGORDER, 84, formerly of 403 E. Cooper St., Athens, Pa. died at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Saturday Feb. 15, 2003. Born July 22, 1918 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Charles and Ida Sperber VanGorder. He apprenticed as a machinist in the Lehigh Valley Railroad shops for a few years and then went to work as a machinist for the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, for thirty plus years, retiring in 1982. Ernie was an avid golfer and bowler, also a longtime coach for Athens Little League. He was a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge #1148. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances, in 1991, two sons, Carl in 1986 and Charles in 1969, a sister, Jean Hunsinger in 2001. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Brenda VanGorder of Woodbridge, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Cliff Spencer of Athens, Pa.; 7 grandchildren, Mark and Erin VanGorder of Woodbridge, Va. Brian Spencer of Athens, Pa.; Robert VanGorder of Clinton, N.C.; John and Michael VanGorder both of North Carolina and Scott VanGorder of New Jersey; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call today from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. The Sayre B.P.O.E. will hold their memorial service at 7 p.m. today. Funeral and committal services will follow there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery; Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 37 North Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

VAN HORN - Elaine M. Forkan, 84, of Sayre, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, following an extended illness. Born April 27, 1922, in Lopez, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Owen W. and Florence Steafather VanHorn. Elaine was the founder and executive director of the Stray Haven Humane Society in Waverly, N.Y., for 30 years. Elaine had a very deep love for all animals and was an avid birder. Elaine was a loving wife and mother. Her survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert J. Forkan, at home; and her daughter, Patricia A. Forkan of Gaithersburg, Md. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. Funeral and committal services will follow at noon with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Elaine's name to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov.9, 2006

VANNESS –GERALDINE VANNESS COLE, 90, formerly of Athens RR 2, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997.  Born March 17, 1907 in Standing Stone Township, she was the daughter of Fred C. and Emma Keene VanNess.  Mrs. Cole was a member of the North Ghent Ladies Auxiliary.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother and wonderful homemaker.  She helped her late husband on the family farm for many years.  She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Lee G. Cole, in 1989, a grandchild, Russell Crainey; and a great-grandchild Leslie Ammerman.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Shirley Cole of Waverly, N.Y., Larry and Mikki Cole of Milan, and Jim and Loni Cole of Athens; five daughters and sons-in-law, Harriet and Bob Mayhood of Endicott, N.Y., Helen and Floyd Ammerman of Endicott, Emma and Bob Beckwith of Boulder, Colo., Joyce and Gerald Crainey of Cayuta, N.Y., and Janice and Bob Ross of Ulster; 27 grandchildren and 46 Great-grandchildren; a nephew, Claude VanNess of Towanda; one brother-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells, senior pastor at Maranatha Bible Chapel, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to The American Diabetes Assoc, Kirby Health Center Annex. 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARJORIE ELIZABETH VANNEST of Waverly, N.Y., died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Miss Van Nest was born Dec. 25, 1920 and was the daughter of Harold and Hazel Van Nest (both deceased) and is survived by: a brother, Fred and Louise Van Nest of St. Davids, ON; a niece, Anne Marie Van Nest and her husband Mark Randell of Austin, Texas; a nephew, David and Laural Van Nest of Kamuela, Hawaii; and a cousin, Wes and Nancy Olmstead of Waverly. Marjorie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, many descending from her uncle, Edgar Reynolds, in the Williamsport, Pa., area. Marjorie was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. During her lifetime, Marjorie worked for the law firm of Bob Cohen in Waverly, the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, the Methodist Church both in Nashville, Tenn., and in New York, N.Y., and the American Messer Co. and Sumitomo Co. in New York, N.Y. Marjorie returned to Waverly in 1981 to work until retirement at the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. After retirement, she enjoyed many years of traveling throughout North America, visiting friends and family. At her request, there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. A memorial service, celebrating her life, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Marjorie's name to the Waverly United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luckner Funeral Home in Waverly. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Sayre Evening Times.

VAN ORMAN - JoAnn Hack 70 of 500 Harris St., Sayre, Pa. diedon Tuesday March 24, 2009 at home surrounded by her loving family.  JoAnn was born in Niagara Falls, NY on July 24, 1938. At the age of 9 she and her family moved to Lyndhurst, NJ. JoAnn graduated from Lyndhurst H.S. in 1956. She and her family moved to Sayre in 1961. In 1969.   JoAnn graduated from the RPH School of Surgical Technology. She was employed at the Guthrie Clinic for more than twenty-five years.She had the privilege of being the tech for Dr. Syney Ranck in the OB-GYN Dept, as well as other fine doctors. She and her co-workers, Roslyn Babcock, Paulone White, and Barb Nagar enjoyed their friendships for the last 40 years. They all held a very special place in her heart.  JoAnn is survivrd by: her devoted husband of 17 years, Charles Hack Sr. at home, a sister, Peggy Blend of Owego, Daughters and son-in-laws, Debbie and Jim Onofre of Sayre. Lori and Keith Lynch of Sayre and Lisa and Mike Alteri of Athens, step-children, Charles, Jr, Bruce, Mike and Jeannie Hack of Sayre Pa. Also surviving are her very special grandchildren, Josh Hack of Athens, Devon Hack of Newark Valley and Ashtin Alteri of Athens. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  JoAnn is predeceaded by: her parents, John and Margaret VanOrman, and nephew, Michael Blend.  JoAnn loved to have family gatherings, reading and spending time with her grandsons. She always was up for a good time. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.  A time of gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday March 26, 2009 from 6-8 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY.  Graveside services will be held on Friday March 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. with Pastor James Donhoo officiating. Memorial contributions in JoAnn's name made be sent: Guthrie Hospice 1 Guthrie Sq. Sayre Pa. 18840.  RHW  Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY obit.

WILLIAM E. VANRIPER, 61 of Key Largo, Fla. formerly of Sayre, Monday, Dec. 18, 1961.  He was a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad employee.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret VanRiper; son, Theodore of Lockwood; stepsons, William Merrick of Sayre, Palmer Granger of Waverly; sister, Mrs. Henry Conners of Waverly; brothers, George of Tampa, Fla., John of Buffalo; two grandchildren.  Body will be removed to Kolb-Allgeier Funeral home, Sayre.  Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m. Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/22/1961

 

MAX W. VAN WORMER, 58, of 520 Main St., Towanda died Sunday Aug. 30, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness. He was born in Sayre on Dec. 16, 1928, the son of Walter and Adsit Wilcox Van Wormer. He was a life-long resident of the Valley area. He was a former I-R employee. He was a member of VFW Post, Towanda No. 1568 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 1367. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Doris Van Wormer of Athens; one son, William Van Wormer of Waverly, N.Y.; five daughters: Lois Sayre of Athens RD 2, Susan Wolcott of Barton, N.Y., Starr Van Wormer of Athens RD 2, Stacey Van Wormer and Holly Van Wormer, both of Athens, seven grandchildren; one brother, Gordon Van Wormer of Painted Post, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Humphrey of Morrinville, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David in 1977. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Thursday at l p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens with the Rev. Burdette Mason officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

VAOW Virginia May Parks

88, formally of Athens, died on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the ElderWood Nursing Facility. She was born on December 19, 1922 a daughter of the late Louis and Flossie (Davis) Vaow. She was predeceased by her husband John Parks Sr.; two daughters Patricia Parks Anthony and Beverly Ann Parks (1948) and her infant son Robert James Parks.  All services will be private with inurnment in the Tioga Point Cemetery next to her husband John. Memorials can be directed the charity of ones choice in loving memory or Virginia. Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times -  April 13, 2011

 

JOHN STAFFORD ‘JACK’ VAUGHN, 89, of Athens Township, Pa., formerly of Seven Lakes, N.C., passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Jack" as he was known by his family and many friends was born in Sayre on April 28, 1925 the son of Truman and Anna Stafford Vaughn. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1943 and later served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lexington in the South Pacific during World War II. Jack was employed as a draftsman for the Ingersoll-Rand Tool & Hoist Division from 1946 to 1956. In 1957, he began working in the Management & Development Division and eventually served as manager of product engineering. Jack held eight patents to his credit. Following his retirement in July of 1982, Jack and his wife Lois Wood Vaughn moved to Seven Lakes, N.C. Jack was a skilled woodworker and craftsman who operated his business, Wood by Vaughn, in Seven Lakes for many years. Jack was an avid golfer and had the extreme good fortune of achieving two separate holes-in-one. Jack enjoyed volunteering at the US Open at Pinehurst, N.C. He loved spending time with family and friends, and boating and sailing on Keuka Lake, N.Y. Jack moved back to Bradford County in 2008 to be near his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, on May 23, 2005. Jack was a life member of the Sayre Elks Lodge and was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post in Sayre.Surviving are his sister-in-law, Anna Wood of Athens Township; nieces, Cheryl Wood-Walter and husband, Gregory of Athens Township, Sharon VanFleet and husband Thomas of Athens Township, Charlene Wood Smith of Sullivanville, N.Y.; as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends in North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Sayre Elks Lodge will hold a Service of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Sayre Elks Lodge Antlers Youth Program, 117 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or to the Sayre Historical Society, 103 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA in John "Jack" Stafford Vaughn's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/6/2014

 

RICHARD H. VERSTREATE - Former Sayre Police Chief, dead at 63. Richard H. Verstreate, 63, of Athens died Thursday May 11, 1989 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 18, 1926 in Clifton Springs, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank Verstreate and Rosalie Maslyn Verstreate. He came to Sayre in 1975 after retiring as a captain in the Geneva, N.Y. police department. Mr. Verstreate served as chief of police in Sayre until his retirement in 1985. He was also a national firearms instructor for 30 years and was an instructor at Mansfield University, where he set up a continuing education program for police officers. Mr. Verstreate was a veteran of World War II, serving with the military police. He was a member of the J.E. Wheelock American Legion Post #283, Sayre; Northern Tier Lodge #60, Bradford/Tioga County Fraternal Order of Police of Pennsylvania and the Police Benevolent Association of Geneva. He was vice president of the Sayre-Athens Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Birdie at home; his mother of Geneva, two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Kay) Schiller of Penfield, N.Y. and Mrs. Linda Eldridge of Macedon, N.Y.; a son, David of Amherst, N.Y.; two step-daughters, Staff Sgt. Linda Hammac, serving with the U.S. Army in Stuttgardt, W. Germany and Mrs. James (Lana) Patton of Lakewood, Ohio; a sister, Shirley Verstreate of Geneva; 15 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Allgeier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2/4/ and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 7:30 p.m. by the Fraternal Order of Police and at 7:15 p.m. Sunday by the Sayre-Athens Lions Club and by Skiff-Bower VFW Post #1536, Sayre at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Biblical Wake service. Prayer services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly with Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Sayre/Athens Lions Club in care of Steven Jones, 802 Church St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

 

VICIOSO Ian Robert-Harrison Vicioso

infant, of Athens, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Ian was born Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in Elmira, N.Y., a son of Robert Vicioso and Lola Campbell Dallas.  He was predeceased by maternal grandfather Clair Campbell in 2006; maternal great-grandmother Mildred Campbell in 2006; maternal great-grandfather Edward Campbell in 1997; maternal uncle Derrick Campbell in 1976; paternal grandfather Juan Vicioso in 2011; and paternal sister Crystal Vicioso in 1991.  Ian is survived by his parents; brothers and sisters Adam and Victoria Wright, Troy and Patrick Morgan, Robert and Nicholas Vicioso and Trinity Albers; maternal grandparents Connie Campbell and Thomas Miller; paternal grandmother Ilse Alonzo; special aunts Tammy Alexander and Angela Wright; special cousins Marissa Alexander, Madison Brown and Shannon Bashore.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at the Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 N. Main St., Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Sharon D. Lowery officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed in memory of Ian to help defray the cost to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review - November 6, 2011

 

VISELLI Anthony J. (Tony) Viselli
of Sayre, PA, died peacefully, with his family at his side on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Tony was born April 29, 1933, the son of the late Ernest and Erma (Quattrini) Viselli. Tony retired from the Ingersoll Rand in 2000 where he worked as a machinist for 37 years. He was also an active member of the Service Club, Shift Medical Team, and a Union officer and member. Tony was a lifetime member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co. in Milltown where he served for 59 years as a firefighter, officer, and longtime member of the bingo committee.He performed with the Penn-York Highlanders as a drummer for many years. Tony was also an avid fisherman and hunter. You could always find Tony offering his help to a friend or donating his time to some worthy organization. Anyone who knew him knew of his loving and caring ways. His true love was his family, his wife Sandra (Kinney) Viselli, daughter and son-in-law, Annette Viselli (Richard) Thorne, of Painted Post, NY; son Michael Viselli and Shaun Dominick of Lockwood, NY, son, Matthew (Jennifer) Viselli of Sayre, PA, granddaughter, Janine Gorski, a student at Mansfield University, "like-son" Steven Gorski of Sayre; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Tony is also survived by brothers Joseph Viselli of Waverly, NY and Andrew (Phyllis ) Viselli of Sayre, PA; brother-in-law Ralph (Verna) Kinney of Sayre; sister-in-laws Alzina Paul, Elsie McIntire, Lois Chapman, and Patricia Cain. Tony is predeceased by his parents; his sister Clara Viselli Graham; sister-in-law Jean Viselli; and brother-in-laws Richard Paul, Robert Chapman and Lou McIntire.  At the request of the family, grave side services will be private. However, the family invites and hopes that family and friends will join us in a celebration of Tony's life on Wednesday, November 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company in Sayre. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Tony's life will follow the visitation with Honorable Michael Shaw honoring his memory at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Sayre Morning Times - November 23, 2010

VONWOLFFRADT GUSTAV
VonWolffradt, Gustav-Former County Commissioner, dies. Gustav S VonWolffradt, 75 of Athens, RD 2 died Monday at his home after an extended illness.  Mr. VonWolffradt had served as a Bradford County Commissioner for eight years.  Born in East Smithfield July 10, 1903, he was the son of Herman and Stella Scott VonWollfradt. He had resided in the area since 1920.  He was graduate of E Smithfield High School’s class of 1919 and a 1920 graduate of Athens High School. Mr. VonWolffradt also graduated from The Pennsylvania State University.  He had served as a Bradford County Commissioner from 1960 until 1968. He was chairman and co-founder of the Bradford County Soil Conservation, director of N E P A Breeding Committee for 20 years, a past director of the Athens School District, past director of the Bradford County Egg Producers, past local stores director of G L F, past director of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Mr. VonWolffradt also was a member of Rural Amity Lodge No 70, Free and accepted Masons, of Athens, Williamsport Consistory, Scottish Rites, member of the Diahoga Grange of E Athens; past master and officer for 27 years of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Pomona Grange; trustee of the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens and member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Minnie at home; four sons Fred of E Athens, Scott of San Bernadino, Calif, Carl of San Marino, Calif and Donald of Woodbridge, Va.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandsons; one sister, Mrs. J Howard (Frances) Trimnell of Franklinville, NJ; one niece and three nephews.  The funeral will be held Wed at 2 pm from the Lowry Funeral Home Athens. The Rev H James Shillabeer, Pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  (Daily Review Aug 14, 1978)

VOSE –MAME E. HORTON, 91, a resident of Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, Pa. and formerly a lifelong resident of Nichols, N.Y. died on Sunday Jan. 21, 1990 at Heritage. She was born on Feb. 20, 1898 in Wilmot, Pa., a daughter of William and Emma (Neuber) Vose. She was married to James A. Horton who predeceased her on Nov. 6, 1970. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre; a former member of O.E.S. Chapter No. 175, Nichols and Asbury Home Bureau. She is survived by her daughters and son-9n-law, Frances and John Fisher, Apalachin, N.Y.; Blanche A. Horton, Waverly and son and daughter-in-law, Wayne (Doc) and Karen Horton, Nichols; her sister, Mrs. Albert (Eva) Carrington, Owego, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two daughters, Emma Jean Horton and Reta Nobles; three sisters, Gertrude Stoddard, Blanche Churchman and Pearl DePue; two brothers, John and Howard Vose. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 82 Main St., Nichols with her pastor, the Rev. Rodney H. Saylor officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN H. (TONY) VROMAN, 123 Franklin St., Sayre died at the Bradford County Manor at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1975 after an extended illness.  He was 76.  Mr. Vroman was born in Canton, the son of the late Grant and Eudora McCraney Vroman.  He was a resident of the Valley for 65 years.  He was an employee of the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 45 years where he worked as conductor.  He retired in 1966.  Mr. Vroman then worked for four years for PennDOT.  He is a member of the United Transportation Union No. 810.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Herrick of Sayre, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens with the Rev. Albert Greene officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

VROMAN –PHYLLIS J. HERRICK of 123 Franklin St., Sayre, Pa., died at Robert Packer Hospital Wednesday, June 2, 1999 following an extended illness.  Born in Sayre, she was the daughter of J. Howard and Leona Briggs Vroman.  She was a member of the Church of Redeemer in Sayre and a member of St. Mary’s Guild.  She worked as a cashier at the Robert Packer Hospital for many years.  She was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1969.  She is survived by a special friend, Mary Lou Adams of Ulster, and many friends.  Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.  Funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. with her pastor Ben Lentz officiating.  Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, N.Y. or Lupus Foundation of America, 1300 Piccard Drive, Suite 200, Rockville, Md.  –Towanda Daily Review
 

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