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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) 


Richard "Dick" WAITE
Daily Review, Richard "Dick" Waite, 69, of Sayre died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004 at his residence. Born June 19, 1935 in Sayre the son of Donald and Olive France Waite. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, country-western and Gospel music. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1952-1956 and received the National Defense Service Medal and China Service Medal. He worked as a tool assembler for the Ingersoll Rand. He is survived by: His wife Doris at home; children, daughter Julie and John Townsend of Athens, son Rick and Mary Hayne of Comanche, Okla., daughter Maria and Steve Smith of Wichita, Kan., daughter Connie Heath of Wichita, Kan., son Milton and Elsie Waite of Hesston, Kan.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters Hester Tyler of Ocala, Fla., Shirley and Elton Reeves of Port Angeles, Wash., Minnie Russell of Port Angeles, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by three brothers: Milton Waite, David Waite, and Kenneth Waite and one sister Betty Waite-Brewer. Family and friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Barrett, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Floyd Robert “Bob” WALBORN, 84, of Sayre, PA died June 25, 2001 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, PA.  Born April 15, 1917 in Towanda Township, the son of the late Milton and Martha House Walborn.  Bob was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1938 and attended Williamsport Technical School.  Mr. Walborn served in the US Army during World War II and retired from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, having worked previously at Belle Knitting, Westinghouse Corp. in Elmira and manager of the Market Basket which later became the Acme Store in the Valley.  Mr. Walborn is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arline Moore Walboro, at home, four children, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Walborn of Williamsport, PA, Donald “Jake” Walborn of Mountain Lake, PA and Ronald Walborn of Millerton, PA.  Funeral services were held at the Alteri Funeral Home in Sayre June 28 (2 pm) with interment to be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens or the Bible Lighthouse in Sayre. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, June 28, 2001

RODNEY C. WALMSLEY, 74, of Horseheads, passed away at the Bethany Manor, Horseheads, N.Y., on December 16, 2014. Rodney was born on December 9, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Philip and Evelyn (Thompson) Walmsley. Rodney was a hard worker who loved to cook, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed taking trips to the casino and loved spending time with family and friends. Rodney is predeceased by his parents Philip and Evelyn (Thompson) Walmsley, and brothers: William Walmsley and Charles (Dick) Walmsley. Rodney is survived by his fiancée Marjorie Saxer of Horseheads, sons: David Walmsley of Big Flats, N.Y., and Mark Walmsley of Waverly, N.Y., daughter: Sue Ann Hoose of Elmira, N.Y., brother: Jack Walmsley of Sayre, sister: Phyllis Ulicny of Horseheads, N.Y., nine grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and special friends. A graveside memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery with neighbor and longtime friend Pastor Aldridge officiating. Caring services provided by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 12/18/2014

Gerald E. 'Wally' WALL, 61
Daily Review 11/13/2002
Gerald E. "Wally" Wall, 61, of Athens died at his home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. He was born May 14, 1941, in Sayre, the son of Everett and Florence Bennett Wall. He retired in 1999 from the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, after 41 years of service. He currently worked part time for Op-Tech Environment of Waverly. He was a member of the Protection Hose Company #1, of Athens, the Skiff Bower Post #1536 V.F.W. of Sayre, the Sons of the Legion of Athens, and the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Patricia Polzella, at home; his three children, a son, Kenneth Wall, and two daughters, Kathleen and Jean; two granddaughters, Dani Lyn and Ashlynn Marie; one grandson, Charles "Charlie Bear"; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Arthur Thomas of Athens; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Diann Havens of Jacksonville, Fla. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Angelo and Jean Polzella of Sayre; three brothers-in-law, Angelo and Toni Polzella of Ohio, Michael and Debbie Polzella of Buffalo, N.Y., and Thomas and Carmen Polzella of California; a sister-in-law and her spouse, Maryclare and Tony Hartman of Buffalo, N.Y.; an aunt and uncle, Ethel and Ralph Haskell of Binghamton, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.Gerald was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Marilyn Havens Harris; a son, Gerald "Little Jerry"; and a grandson, Jonathan Northrup. Family and friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry's name to the Ingersoll Rand Credit Union, 199 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or to the Protection Hose Company No. 1, 2 River St., Athens, Pa. 18810. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

WALTER –KATHRYN A FEDORKA CROCKER, 81, of 215 Connelly Ave., Elmira formerly of 408 Desmond St., Sayre passed away at Robert Packer Hospital on Friday June 2, 1989.  Born in Sayre Oct. 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the Rev. Glen B. and Gertrude Beam Walter. She was a graduate of Stewart Hall in Virginia and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. She received her BS degree at Mansfield and her MS degree at Elmira College. She taught at the Robert Packer Hospital as a staff nurse and also a nursing manager. She was a School of Nursing instructor for 21 years, retiring with this year’s graduating class. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. She was the first woman senior warden, was a past member of the vestry, the choir and was a Sunday school teacher and currently was treasurer of the Youthful Adult Group. She was a longtime member and past officer of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was recipient of this year’s 1989 Woman of the Year Award. She had served as a board member of the Sayre Public Library. She was also a member of the Reach to Recovery and was a volunteer of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Nursing Association. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. Crocker; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Joanne) Duffey of Rome RD 1 and Mrs. James (Alice F.) Bennett of Sayre; three grandchildren: Lauren and Anna Duffey and Max Bennett; two sisters: Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Feffert of Sayre and Mrs. Melvin (Virginia) Mast of Milton, Del.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 25 S. Main St., today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre with the Rev. Don R. Greenwood officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Donations may be directed to the Sayre Public Library. –Towanda Daily Review

WALTER  Lewis M. Walter, 91, died at the Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA following a motor vehicle accident.  He was born March 7, 1910 In Sayre, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Mc Cann Walter.  He was predeced in death by his wife Beth??  in 1963, his brother Richard J. Walter, son Donald Walter and grandson Michael Scott Walter.  He is survived by three sons and daughter-in-laws;  Charles M. and Diane Walter, James A. and Judith Walter, Richard P. and Suellyn Walter, sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Raupers.  Funeral will be at the Lowery Funeral Home, with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.

 

WALTMAN Eudora G. Waltman

70, of N. Ft. Myers, Fla., formally of Sayre, Pa., died Friday, June 24, 2011.  She was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Carner Kuykendall.  Eudora worked at Sylvania in Towanda for many years after graduating high school, then she and her husband owned and operated the Valley Inn throughout the 1970s, then they moved to Florida in 1979 where she worked and managed the American Legion club in N. Ft. Myers. The last several years she fought a battle with Multiple Sclerosis while remaining happy and cheerful through it all.  Eudora is survived by her husband Al of 52 years at home; children Pam (Andy) Johnston of Virginia Beach, Va., Sue (Kevin) Armour of Sayre, Pa., Darla Bellard of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Alan Waltman of Ft. Myers, Fla.; grandchildren Jason, Aaron and Kaylin Johnston, Aubrey, Raymond Armour, Steve, Chris Flemming, Chelsie Belland, Zachary, Garrett Waltman; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sister Raymond Kuykendall of Athens, Pa., Richard Kuykendall and Reta and Robert Root of Towanda, Pa.; aunt Reta Gregory of Sayre, Pa., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the V.F.W Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Eudora's memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Att.: Clinical Coordinator; or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2011

 

WALTMAN - James M. Waltman 62 of 1723 Elmira St., Athens Township Pa. diedunexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday January 3, 2009 at home  James was born on September 11, 1946 in Sayre, Pa. the son of Herman and Bertha E. Meeker Waltman.  James was a lifetime member of the Sayre VFW Post 1536. He loved working with wood and watching Nascar Racing. His family was his life.  His mother Bertha Gregory, special friend Jane Krotzer, son James T. Waltman and Brenda Warner, daughter Lori Waltman Hildebrandt, survive James. Step children: Heather Connolly, Jennifer Montanye, and Brian Blair. Sister Helen Johnson, brother Alvin Waltman. Step sister Bonnie Courtright and step brothers Jeff and Jerry Gregory. Several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  His father Herman Waltman, brothers Guy and Raymond Waltman, sister Patricia Collins, and nephews John and Frank Olmstead predecease James.  A memorial service to celebrate Jame's life will be held on Thursday January 8, 2009 at Noon at the Sayre VFW Post 1536,932 W. Lockhart St.; Sayre Pa. Pastor William Wells will officiate.  Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens Pa.  Memorial contributions in Jame's name may be sent to: Sayre VFW Post 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre 18840. Services provided by the Blauvel Funeral Home.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

 

WARD Eugene “Gene” Ward

86, of South Waverly, Pa., died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was born December 15, 1925, in Greensville, Tenn., the son of the late Thomas and Nellie Ward. Eugene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, and uncle. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed traveling and loved to spend time with his daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Vivian in 2010, whom he married on September 1, 1945.  Eugene is survived by his daughter, Carol Ward of South Waverly, Pa.; grandchildren, Warren and Lisa Howeler of Athens, Pa., and Jeannie Howeler-Lewis and fiancé, Jeff Post of Sayre, Pa., great-grandchildren, Jonathan Howeler, Alia, Alexis, Allison, Alyssa, and Aliza Lewis, and Ashlee and Kyleigh Post; brother, James (Alice) Ward of Towanda, Pa.; and niece, Linda Ginder.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Eugene’s memory to: American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Sayre Morning Times – April 24, 2012

 

WARD,  Nancy C. (WARD) KURTZ, 57, of 117 Old Barton Road, Barton, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Oct. 24, 1946 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary RICHIE WARD.  She was employed by Guthrie Healthcare System for over 30 years as a nurses aide until her illness.  She is survived by: her husband, Herbert; six children; six stepchildren; seven sisters; two brothers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Yvonne WARD of Sayre; and her stepfather, Richard FESSENDEN.  Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 15 from noon-2 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral and committal services will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the Mary KURTZ Benefit Fund, in care of M&T Bank, South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.

 

WARD Steven A. Ward

44, of Fond du Lac, Wisc., left this Earth on Monday, November 14, 2011 at St. Agnes Hospital. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Tioga Point Cemetery (along Pennsylvania ave.) Uecker-Witt Funeral Home of Fon du Lac, Wisc., is assisting the family.   Sayre Morning Times - December 9, 2011

 

Steven A. Ward, 44, of Fond du Lac, WI left this earth on Monday, November 14, 2011 at St. Agnes Hospital to be with his father in Heaven. He was born November 16, 1966 in Waverly, NY, the son of Dawn (Wood) and Gerald Ward. Steven worked in Elmira, NY and Allenton, PA as an electrical technician before moving to Fond du Lac. He enjoyed repairing items, electronics, fishing and boating.  SURVIVORS: his mother and step father, Dawn (Bill) Steimel, Fond du Lac; one sister, Diane Zoll, Fond du Lac; an aunt, Donna (Richard) Swackhammer, Sayre, PA; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald; his paternal grandparents, Wilson and Norma Ward; his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Vivian Wood; grandparents, Walter and Helen Steimel; two uncles.   Funeral home obituary – November 16, 2011

 

WARFIELD Helen M. Williams

91, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born on April 28, 1922 in Rummerfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Aaron N. and Martha Black Warfield.  Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a longtime devoted member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens. Helen and her husband Frank owned and operated the Williams Beauty Salon in Waverly, opening the salon in 1958, and retiring at 78 in 2000. Helen touched the lives of many people. She was an avid gardener.  She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Frank W. Williams; daughter, Judy D. Williams Clark; son-in-law, Bruce A. Clark; and her 10 brothers and sisters.  Helen is survived by her granddaughter and her husband Kimberly and Gary Short of Waverly, her special twin great-grandchildren Michael O. Short and Jesse A. Short, and a special niece and her fiancé Sandy Clark and Steve Sackett.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 703 Pine St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at the church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Flatt officiating.  The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will provide flowers, please make memorial donations in Helen's memory to: Calvary Baptist Church, 701 Pine St., Athens, PA 18810.  Sayre Morning Times – December 24, 2013

 

WARK Lee D. Wark
age 64 of 101 Lincoln Street, Sayre, Pennsylvania, died at home Friday, September 3, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Born January 12, 1946 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of James S. and Melba Reider Wark. Lee graduated from Quakertown High School in 1964. He was a Navy veteran serving his country from 1966 to 1969. He attended Paul Smith’s College in the fall of 1970 and graduated from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa. in 1974 with a BS in Business Administration. Lee was the Director of Material Systems Material Management at Guthrie Healthcare System from 1986 to the present.  Lee enjoyed hunting at his cabin in Chemung, N.Y., and fishing on his boat on the Finger Lakes. He especially enjoyed playing cards on Thursday night and going out to dinner with his special friends. Lee is survived by his wife of 18 years Jane Havens Wark who he married on July 28, 1992; mother Melba Reider Wark of Lutheran Community Continuing Care Center, Telford, Pa.; son Lee (Nikki Sue) Wark Flanigan of Limington, Maine; stepsons Christopher (Tracy) McCutcheon of Sayre, Pa., and John (Jayna) McCutcheon II of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Alicia and Austin Flanigan of Limington, Maine, Chelsea McCutcheon of Sayre, Pa., and Madylyn and Morgan McCutcheon of Athens, Pa.; brother Terry (Nancy) Wark of Quakertown, Pa.; brother-in-laws Douglas (Diana) Havens of Athens, Pa., Harry (Patricia) Havens of Waverly, N.Y., and Mark (Sophia) Havens of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; sister-in-law Lucy Havens of Athens, Pa.; nephew James Wark of S. Waverly, Pa.; and niece Michelle Mancini of Mary Mount, Pa. Lee is predeceased by his father James S. Wark in 1990 and brother-in-law LaVerne Havens. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the funeral home 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010. The family will provide flowers. Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorials contributions in Lee’s name may be made to Guthrie Hospice RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA18848. Sayre Morning Times, September 7, 2010

 

WARNER - Dolores E. Benjamin
Dolores E. Benjamin, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at the Tioga Nursing Home. She was born June 19, 1921 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Clarence Werkheiser and Emma Warner. She is survived by: Three daughters, Mazie Henry of Waverly, Sherie Ellis of Waverly, and Jeannie LaDue of South Carolina; one son, Floyd Benjamin of Sayre; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Tippie Werkheiser. She had been employed by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Endicott, N.Y. until her retirement. Friends may call at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, N.Y. Thursday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 

WARNER Ethel Jane Emerson

72, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, October 30, 2011, at home following a brief illness.  She was born November 4, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph “Red” and Winifred White Warner. Ethel was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Ethel had career stints at both Mr. Donut and Wal- Mart, as well as the Sayre School District.  She is predeceased by her husband Robert J. Emerson, brother, Ralph “Bud” Warner, and sister, Rose Rockwell. Ethel is survived by her son James (and wife, Nadine) Emerson of Athens, grandchildren, Andrew and Kristine Emerson of Athens, sisters, Dixie (and husband, Irvan) Smith of Sayre, and Margaret Keegan of Sayre, brother, Charles “Gus” (and wife, Kay) Warner of Sayre, sister-in-law Candy Warner of Sayre, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Viewing and funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being made by the family along with Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. of Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times - November 1, 2011  

 

LEADOM ‘JIM’ WARNER SR. 72 of RR1, Box 76, Sayre died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003.  He was a deacon and active member of the Nichols Baptist Church in Nichols, N.Y.  His alma maters were Sayre Area High School and Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.  He enjoyed his career as a project engineer at Osram-Sylvania for 35 years.  Helping people was one of his main priorities.  His favorite pastimes included wildlife and horseback riding.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vina Silkman Warner; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Sharon Warner of Haysville, Kan., Leadom Jr. and Lisa of Ulster, Tracy of Shell Knob, Mo., and Dale and Jennifer Warner of Halifax, Pa.; and his daughters and sons-in-law; Linda and Larry Depue of Bolivia, South America, Penny Warner of Senegal, West Africa, Cindy and John Green of Sayre and Debra and Scott Chilson of Sayre.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Gus VonWolfradt of Henderson, Nev.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-la, Bud and Lois Silkman of Sayre; a sister-in-law, Betty Raykovitz of Wellsvbille, N.Y.; cousins, Florence Walls, Ida Mae Schmalbach, and Dorothy and Robert Miller all of New Jersey, and also his Aunt Doris Smith of Athens.  He was predeceased by his parents, Chares and Dorothy smith Warner and a sister, Judy Warner Merithew of Shortsville, N.Y.  Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Steven Park officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Although Leadom enjoyed flowers, he was also a very practical man.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent in his name in care of Nichols Baptist Church, Rokki Boulevard, Nichols, N.Y.  This will be distributed to the church and the eight missionaries it supports.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WARREN Gloria Lillian Seamon

of Waverly passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2012. She was born in Great Bend, PA. The daughter of the late Clarence and Esther Boyle Warren. Gloria is predeceased by her loving sister Audrie Foster, also of Waverly. She is survived by her daughters Sharon Walsh and Sandra (Gerald) McCarty also of Waverly. Her grandson Brian (Patty Nichols). Great grandson Cody McCarty of Sayre. Granddaughter Shannon Ryan. Great grandson Sean Ryan of Gloucester, VA. Special great niece Janet Sterner of Endwell, NY. Special Great nephew Mitchell (Buddy) Foster of Atlanta, GA and many nieces and nephews. Gloria was blessed with many caring friends and will be missed by all who loved her. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Gloria’s life with the Rev. Diane Bentley will be honoring her memory at 11:00 A.M. A special tribute to Gloria’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Gloria’s family.  Funeral home obituary – January 24, 2012

 

WASHBURN - Mrs. Harriet B. Washburn, aged 78, of 203 Chemung Street, sayre, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday morning after an illness of four days.  Her husband, Ephraim Washburn, diedJuly 16, 1957.  Mrs. Washburn was born in Sayre.  Following her marriage, she resided in Manchester, NY, remaining there until Mr. Washburn retired from his employment with the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. in 1947.  Then she returned to Sayre to make their home.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Sayre and is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Washburn of Hollywood Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Ruth Loucks of Cherry Hill, NJ; several cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. F. Newton Cooper of the First Methodist Church of Sayre will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in Tioga Point cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 19 April 1964.

BRAD E. WATKINS 21, of Allentown, Pa., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, March 23, 2006.  Born Aug. 12, 1983 in Sayre, he was a son of Timothy and Gwynne Yeomans Watkins.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing sports.  He was a member of the 2002 Sayre NTL championship soccer team.  He participated in Sayre varsity track and basketball.  Brad graduated in 2003 from Sayre.  He will always be remembered for his speed on the soccer field and on the track.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Doris Watkins, grandmother, Donna Comstock; maternal Great-grandfather, Robert Forrest and Maternal great-grandmother Lillian Yeomans.  He is survived by his parents Gwynne and Edward Comstock of Sayre and Timothy Watkins of Bentley Creek, Pa.; sister, Lauren and Dave Derrig II of Bentley Creek; twin brother, Jon Watkins of Texas, formerly of Sayre; a special niece, Madison Derrig of Bentley Creek; aunts and uncles Connie and Bill Straccia, Teresa and Tim King, David and Diana Yeomans, Darlene Watkins, Andy and Lori Watkins, Jeannie and Jack Burbage, Ronnie and Tammy Watkins, Josh and Martha Watkins and Trish Watkins; grandfather Bernard Comstock of Nichols, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Pat Yeomans of Athens, Pa.; paternal grandfather, Larry Watkins of Big Pond; maternal great-grandmother, Peg Forrest of Sayre and numerous cousins and other relatives.  Friends and family may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. Thelma Wright officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Sayre Track Fund, Athletic Department, 331 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WATKINS - John W. Watkins, 82, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Athens, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at home. Born April 19, 1926 in Ogdensburg, Pa., he was the son of Royal and Lena Boyce Watkins. John was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven, graduated from Canton High School in 1944, served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946, and was employed at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens from 1950 to 1985. He was predeceased by brothers Stuart and Foster Watkins and grandson Christopher Watkins. John is survived by: his wife, Jeanette, of 59 years at home; his children, James Watkins of Towanda, Scott and Cici Watkins of Sayre, Cheryl Watkins of State College, Pa., and Mark and Christine Watkins of Fleetwood, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers Roger Watkins of Washington, D.C., Stanley Watkins of Pickford, Mich., and Robert Watkins of Roaring Branch; half-brothers and -sisters Glenn Watkins of Rush, Pa., Harold Watkins of Apalachin, Mary Watkins of Apalachin, Clarence Watkins of Roaring Branch, and Connie Smith of Roaring Branch; and stepmother Gladys High. Family and friends may call Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Greg Knupp of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. - Sayre Morning Times, 27 May 2008

WATSON - Catherine R. "Cathy" Dannelley, 65, of Sayre, Pa. died on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 after a short illness.  Cathy was born Sept. 10, 1944 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Robert H. and Pauline R. STEELE Watson. Cathy was a 1962 graduate of Athens High School and a 1967 graduate of Mansfield. Cathy started her career as an elementary teacher in the Towanda School District. From there she earned a dietician degree and worked as a dietician at the Robert Packer Hospital. Catherine took a break from work when her son Joseph was born. Cathy went back to work for Tom Thumb Nursery School in 1983 and was still working there at the time of her death. Cathy enjoyed line dancing (where she was also an instructor), gardening and children.  Cathy was predeceased by a granddaughter Jessica Dannelley in 2003, nephew James "J.T" Watson in 2005, ex-husband Ronnie Dannelley in 2009 and a brother Robert "Bob" Watson in 2009.  She is survived by a son Joseph and Cheryl Dannelley of Germany; granddaughter Tiffanie Dannelley of Germany; brother James and Jane Watson of Sayre, Pa.; nephew Christopher Watson of Syracuse, N.Y. and many, many friends.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Martin Bovee of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  08 December 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES T. (J.T.) WATSON, 23, of Erie, Pa. formerly of Athens Township died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 in Erie, Pa.  Born Sept. 16, 1981 in Sayre, Pa. the son of James F. and Jane Tuttle Watson.  A graduate of Athens High School Class of 2000, J.T. attended Corning Community College.  He was involved with Athens Little League, Valley Youth Soccer Association and Athens Junior Varsity Football.  J.T. enjoyed fishing, hunting and skiing.  He is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Clay H. A. Tuttle.  He is survived by his parents; James F. and Jane T. Watson of Sayre; brother, Christopher Watson of Syracuse, N.Y. and a special Uncle Robert “Bob” Watson, of Sayre, Pa.; maternal grandmother Joan Shoemaker and step-grandfather, Harold; two aunts Catherine and Ron Dannelley of Sayre, Pa., and Ann and Les Freeman, of Granville Summit, Pa.; an uncle Tim and Karen Tuttle of Greene, N.Y.; and several cousins; and his special canine companion Lexus.  Friends and family may call Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Lowell Patton officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WATSON - Robert “Bob” H. Watson, Jr., 63, of Sayre, PA died on Saturday, November 7, 2009 unexpectedly.  Bob was born on April 5, 1946 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Robert H., Sr. and Pauline R. STEELE Watson.  Bob was involved with the Bridge for 9 years; he enjoyed spending time with; and played a vital role in the lives of his three nephews.  He was “Uncle Bob” to many and touched many lives.  He is predeceased by his great niece Jessica Dannelley,  2003, and nephew James “J.T.” Watson, 2005.  He is survived by his siblings Catherine Dannelley, Sayre, PA, James and Jane Watson, Sayre, PA; nephew Christopher Watson,  Syracuse, NY, nephew Joseph and Cheryl Dannelley, Germany; and great niece Tiffanie Dannelley, Germany.  Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 1-2:30pm.   Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:30pm with Rev. Martin Bovee officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Bridge, PO Box 202, Sayre, PA 18840.   9 Nov. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

WAYMAN Eliza J.
She made friends with everyone she met.  Eliza J. Wayman-Gorman of Sayre, Pa. passed peacefully Nov. 15th, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Our only regret was her sister-in-law and best friend Joyce (Cron) Wayman could not be with her. She was born July 7th 1933 in Sayre and lived at 114 N. Higgins Ave and worked for several Valley employers. While working at Johnny’s Food Liner, Grace and Lindy’s Market, and the Sayre House, she made friends of everyone she came in contact with. She was preceded in death her husband Clarence in 1999, son Timothy and Charles. Eliza came from a large family of Ross and Gertrude Wayman. Her siblings who preceded her in death were brothers Ross Jr., Willard, Mose, David, Richard. Sisters Sara "Sally", Florence "Flo", and Clara. She is survived by her sons William and Laura Gorman, Thomas and Shiela Gorman, Roberta Gorman, Robert Gorman and Clarence Jr. Ten grandchildren Chad and Cynthia Gorman of Hamburg Pa. Kathleen and Chris Frederick of Reading Pa, Shawn Gorman of Hamburg Pa., Maggie Gorman of Shippensburg Pa, Patrick Gorman of Mechanicsburg Pa, Kevin Gorman of Dillsburg Pa., Aaron and Danielle Gorman of Hamburg Pa, Brittany Gorman of Hamburg Pa, Ashley Gorman of Hamburg Pa, and Melissa Gorman. There was no viewing or wake and internment will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery at a later date. Time will be given well in advance for those who would like to attend. Eliza had her special nieces and nephews who meant so very much to her in life, Genevieve Driesbaugh, Sue Ann Wayman-Nobles, Laverne “DD” Chandler, Allen Wayman, Dan Wayman, Debra Wright, Patti VanDerpool, and Gary Wayman. Also she wanted the joy of her life (her angel) she called him Richard “Richie” Brown, son of Charles and Julia Brown also from Higgins Ave. Last of all were those people that brought Joy to her life just by visiting with them. John and Nancy DeSisti and their children. Her cousin Robert “Bobby” and Shirley Johnson, Arleen Waite, Ann Benjamin, Laura “Babe” O’Connell, Angie Mancone and children Andy and Karen. Stepson Robert “Bobby” and Donna Nocchi, everyone of her cousins, the Waite Family from upstate New York; sister-in-law Barbara Nanni. Also she didn’t want to leave out those friends of her children who brought so much joy into her life. Randy Carocci, Kevin Burnell, Maria Hutsick, Tom Franks, Charlie Franks, Mike McDonald, Dennis Thomas. and Mark Meyer.  Sayre Morning Times - November 24, 2010

WAYMAN Eliza J. Gorman, Age 77, of 114 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pennsylvania died
Monday, November 15, 2010 at Ashton Healthcare in Athens, Pa.. Born July 7, 1933 in Sayre, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Ross and Gertrude Johnson Wayman.  Sayre Morning Times - November 19, 2010

WAYMAN - Rev. John M. Wayman, 59, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Sayre, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving family; To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. II Cor. 5:8 He was born March 19, 1950 in Sayre, Pa. the son of the late Sarah Wayman. John met the love of his life, the former Kathleen Smith at fourteen years of age and they were united in marriage on June 26, 1971.
John is remembered for his dedication to family, friends, and the congregation of Nazareth Assembly of God, where he served as Pastor for 29 years. In particular, he loved helping others in need. John also enjoyed many hobbies, including organizing YMCA events, refereeing sports events and independent entrepreneurship of housing and vehicles. He was best known for his outgoing, magnetic personality! John is survived by his wife of 37 years Kathy; two daughters Denise Wayman of Chicago, Ill., and Veronica Troutner of Kalamazoo, Mich.; grandson Liam Troutner of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers, Dan (Stephanie) Chandler of Clarksville, Tenn., and Lavern “D.D.” (Carol) Chandler of Sayre, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Ralph (Roseanne) Smith of Erie, Pa., and Harry (Holly) Smith of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held on Friday for family and friends at the Nazareth Assembly of God Church in Kalamazoo, Mich. Family and friends may call on Monday, March 30, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Burnard, John and Kathleen’s spiritual leader, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to: Nazareth Assembly of God, 4039 Nazareth Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or Lifespan Home Hospice, 2925 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. - Sayre Morning Times, 27 March 2009

Mort WEBSTER, 87
Daily Review
Mort Webster, 87, of Athens died on Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital He was born May 3, 1915, in Seneca Castle, N.Y., a son of Earl and Virginia Lewis Webster. He was the middle child with siblings George, Myrtle, Robert, Nellie and Lila. Mort graduated from Athens High School in 1934. He was part of the track and field team in javelin and discus. He worked at the Ingersoll Rand for 41 years as a machinist and foreman. Mort was a member of the Ingersoll Rand Quarter Century Club. Mort and Madge Parks were married at the First Church of God on Sept. 25, 1937. They were very active members of this congregation until her death in 1994. Mort devoted his life to Christian principles and his family. He loved poetry, the comedy of Red Skelton and singing by George Beverly Shea. Gardening and home improvements were his hobbies. He is survived by his children, Sharon of Athens, Marcia and Richard Goodrich of Apalachin, N.Y., and Dale and Shawna Webster of Vincennes, Ind.; his grandchildren, Alan Goodrich of Chicago, Ill., Sandra Goodrich of Philadelphia, and Nicole, Morgan and Kaleigh Wesbter and Claire Dillon of Vincennes; his brother George of Ann Arbor, Mich.; his sister Nellie Baker of Millport, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews including Bruce Avery, Ken and Liz Avery, Joan and Dana Smith, Edward and Arlene Palmer, Richard and Vivian Palmer, Pam Richart, Carol and Jim Brown, Rick and Debbie Webster, Virginia and George Williams, Gale and Joe Cacchione, and Julie and Jim Gilchriest. Friends may call Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Ridley, pastor of the Christ the King Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone, Ave. Sayre, Pa. 18840, or Lifeline, Guthrie Home Care, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

WEED Dortha M. COLLINS, 89, of Columbia Cross roads died on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born on July 11, 1912, in East Smithfield, a daughter of the late Murray and Elvira (Smith) Weed.  Dortha was the widow of the late Arthur Collins.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church, east Smithfield.  Dortha was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed outdoor activities, especially flower gardening.  Dortha also enjoyed her cats and ponies.  She is survived by her sons, Eugene (Evelyn) Collins of Columbia Cross roads, Lloyd (Cathy) Collins of Gillett and Larry (Beatrice) Collins of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter Doris (Lee) Burlingame of Athens; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Dortha is predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Brown.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  (Note:  No date on page)

WEISENFLUH - Dorothy J. Williams, 88, formerly of Waverly Street, Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y. She was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Taylor, Pa., the daughter of the late Albert and Edith Calvert Weisenfluh. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, on Aug. 23, 1986; and a daughter, Bonnie Kreiner, on April 5, 1989. She is survived by: one son, Robert and Sandra Williams of Vestal, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Kristina Williams of Chesapeake, Va., Mark Williams of Tampa, Fla., and Brent Williams of Indianapolis, Md.; sister, Ruth Campbell of Tooele, Utah; and niece, Sheree Licciardone of Tooele. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and its Alethia Class, the American Legion Auxiliary, Last Wives Club, Waverly Moose Auxiliary and Waverly Senior Citizens Club. Friends may call Monday, Sept. 13 from 10-11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly. Funeral services will follow Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892. Daily Review submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

HARRY W. WELCH, 80, of Wysox RD 2 died Saturday Aug. 8, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born April 22, 1907 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Harry B. and Carrie Stone Welch. He was a life-long resident of the Valley. He married Myrtle Hansen on Oct. 15, 1982. He was employed as an electrician. He was an honorary member of the Wheelock Hose Company. He is survived by his wife: two sons, Joseph of Chimo Valley, Ariz. and Richard of South Waverly; several grand and great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ida Welch on Aug. 18, 1979. Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt, 126 North Elmer Ave., Sayre on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be there 10 a.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. Harry Ferguson of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Wysox Ambulance Association. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WELCH Helen Marie Welch Shaw

81, of Sayre, died on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after a very courageous battle against cancer.  Helen was born in Towanda, Pa., on September 13, 1931 to the late Eugene and Alice Dunn Welch.  She attended St. Agnes School graduating in 1950 then attended College of Misericordia in Dallas, Pa. In January 1953, she married the late David “Dusty” Shaw Jr. in Sayre, Pa., where she made her home.  In addition to being a dedicated wife and mother through the years, Helen also was employed at The New Park Hotel (now known as the Brie Marie Inn,) Nocchi’s Hoagie Stand, finishing her career working several positions in the Guthrie Healthcare System where she was well known and respected.  Helen’s faith was very important in her life, she was a member of the Church of the Epiphany for 60 years. She was a member of the Sayre Redskin Club and the Epiphany Altar and Rosary Society. She volunteered for years for Sayre Little League and Epiphany School. She was an avid Bingo player in the Valley. She loved anything green and Irish. She was an avid decorator for every holiday. One of her most favorite places was Yanuzzi’s. She loved Notre Dame, N.Y. Yankees and Sayre Redskins. Her biggest pleasure in her life was her family.  She is survived by her children, Mary Cochi, Maureen (Harry) Howland, and Margaret (Joe) Barry of Sayre, Joseph (Colleen) Shaw of Livonia, N.Y., David III (Kathy), Michael (Beth), James (Sandra), Kevin (Karen), and Timothy (Jennifer) Shaw, all of Sayre; grandchildren, David F. IV (Sarah), Justin, Jordan (Jessie), Christopher (Morgan), Bridget, Devin, Gabrielle, Ashley, Erica, Chelsea, John, Michael, Mary Kate, Patrick, Elizabeth, and Molly Shaw, Megan (Douglas) Gilson, Kara Cochi, and Katelyn and Brian Howland; great-grandchildren, David V (DJ), Peyton, Benjamin, Hogan, Jack and Lily Shaw and Wyatt Schneider; sister-in-laws, Margaret (Ray) Graboski of Elmira, N.Y., and Agnes Shaw of Vestal, N.Y., and Betty Welch of Sayre, Pa.; cousin, Mary Kerwin of Rochester, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Gene Welch, Georgia, Teresa Welch, Georgia, Mary Kay (Chris) Mitchel, Virginia, Shannon (Michael) Avakian, Virginia, Ray (Marie) Graboski, Lansdale, Pa.   She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers James, Robert, John, Eugene, and Gerald; her son, John Mark; grandson, Ryan Patrick Howland; and granddaughter, Suzanne Marie Cochi.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, in Sayre. Burial will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy, 35 Terrace St., Dallas Pa.; St. Agnes School Scholarship Fund, 102 3rd Street, Towanda Pa.; Christmas is for Kids, 193 S. Keystone Ave, Sayre Pa.; JE Wheelock Fire Company 217 Frank Street, Sayre Pa.; Sayre Little League, PO Box 444, Sayre Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.    Sayre Morning Times – October 26, 2012

 

WELLER - Margaret D. Weller: "The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Rockwell, who died at her home at 104 Center St., Athens, of heart trouble, will be conducted from her late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. W.I. Andrews officiating. Interment will be made in Tioga Point Cemetery. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Pauline Rockwell and Mrs. R.C. Stewart, both of Athens, and Mrs. Ida Kellum of Athens, and one brother, Awah Weller also survive". -- Daily Review dated May 12, 1920 Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com

 

WELLS –CELESTIA WELLS RUSSELL, 80, of Citra, Fla. and Athens RD 1, passed away Dec. 26, 1987 at home in Cita, Fla. after a short illness. She was born in Athens, July 26, 1907, daughter of Avery and Bessie Chandler Wells. She was a life-long resident of the Valley. She was a member of the Sayre Chapter o. 43, O.E.S. and a 67-year member of the Athens United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1980. She is survived by Mrs. William (Shirley) Griswold of Athens RD 1; Mrs. Joyce Turnipseed of Citra, Fla., Raymond A. Russell of Oregon, Wis., Mrs. Barbara Muffley of Sayre and Mrs. Morman (Marcella) Brown of Athens RD 1, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Edna Isabel Grimley of S. Waverly; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brown, RD1 Highland Drive, Athens anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral and committal service will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, Wills and Memorial Fund. –Towanda Daily Review

WELLS –HELEN P. MORRIS, 79, of Troy, Pa., formerly of Rome, Pa., died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor, due to Alzheimer’s disease.  She was born June 3, 1926 in Terrytown, Pa., the daughter of the late Ora and Mary Brotzman Wells.  She loved square dancing and caring for her family.  She was predeceased by her husband Clair in 1991.  She is survived by her daughters, Betty and Jim Schrader of Rome and Shirley Loomis of Nichols, N.Y., grandchildren, Roy Loomis of New Jersey, Terry and John Howard of Waverly, Tammy and Eric LaClair of Apalachin, N.Y., Wendy Schrader of Rome and James and Erin Schrader of Endicott, N.Y.; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Rita Schultz of Waverly, N.Y.; and numerous nieces nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call Monday, April 3, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, from 10 a.m. – noon.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at noon with the Rev. Jeffery Romig, assistant pastor of the Sayre Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Unit, c/o Bradford County Manor, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

WELLS - Madeline M. Vanderpool, 88, of 109 Old Route 34, Waverly, NY died Friday, March 13, 2009 with her daughters by her side at her home.  Born in Sayre, PA on December 8, 1920, Madeline was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose McCormick Wells. She married Charles Vanderpool on April 22, 1938.  Madeline moved to Waverly with her parents in the mid-1920s, and had lived on the family homestead until the time of her death. She was a member of the Living Word Christian Church.  Madeline had the gift of hospitality and always welcomed others into her home with a smile. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. When her grandchildren were young, she and her husband Charlie looked forward to summers when the kids would move in for weeks at a time and all would have wonderful times playing Grand-dad’s game of hide and seek, catching crabs in the creek, taking hikes in the woods, fishing in the pond, going for rides on country roads, and sharing stories of family history. She also enjoyed working in her yard in her many flower beds, including a beautiful hillside of creeping phlox that displayed the colors of the rainbow every spring, and helping to take care of the family horses. After breaking both hips in December 2007, her mobility was reduced but she still kept a positive attitude and enjoyed her daily outings with her sons, singing at area nursing homes with her daughter and others from her church, and riding in the Miata with the top down. She longed to walk well again so she could get back to her many outdoor projects and activities, and now that she is in heaven, that wish has been fulfilled.  In addition to her parents, Madeline was predeceased by her husband Charles in February 2001, and siblings Elizabeth Withey, Dorothy Madigan, Lawrence Wells, Sarah Porter, Ruth Pipher, Walter Bruce Wells and Marjorie Allen.  She is survived by sons Walter (Carol) Vanderpool of Livonia, NY, Richard (Nancy) Vanderpool and Bruce (Carol) Vanderpool of Waverly, daughters Elizabeth Woodard of Rochester and Susan Vanderpool, with whom she resided in Waverly. She is also survived by grandchildren Lisa (Thomas) Woodard-Mink, Jennifer (James) Woodard-Reynolds, Brian Vanderpool, Wayne (Brook) Vanderpool, Greg (Tina) Vanderpool, Richard Vanderpool, Jason (Cherie) Vanderpool, Jessica (Nate) Talada, Rebecca (Jason) Lantz, Amy (John) Cheresnowsky, Emily Vanderpool and Judd Vanderpool, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Erin, Jasmine, Cameron, Julian, Charlotte, Charlie and Henry Vanderpool, Jack and Olivia Cheresnowsky, Elizabeth and Ethan Talada, Abby Durgin, Justin Dickson, and Lillian and Ashlyn Reynolds. Madeline is also survived by a very dear sister and brother-in-law, Erma and Art Ammerman of Waverly, cousin Millie Taylor, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend and neighbor Carol Reynolds, who cared for her and befriended her after her broken hips.  Friends may call at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, in Waverly on Tuesday, March 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at the Living Word Christian Church, three miles north on Route 34 on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with her son, Pastor Bruce Vanderpool, officiating. Burial will be at the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Living Word Church , c/o Bruce Vanderpool, 2265 Hagerman Hill Road Waverly, NY 14892.

WELLS –RITA E. SCHUTT, 70 of Tioga Center, N.Y. died at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.  She was born April 18, 1936 in Tunkhannock, Pa. to the late Ora and Mary B. Brotzman Wells.  She was a member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church.  She was a former member of the Waverly L.O.O.M. and the Elmira Heights American Legion Auxiliary.  Rita was employed with Sayre Lingerie for 10 years then with Ames as a department manager for 10 years then finally was a self-employed certified nurse's aide from 1984 to 2006.  Rita was a loving person who was well-liked by those she cared for.  She really loved to go square dancing.  She raised her granddaughter Alisha for nine years.  Rita was predeceased by her husband, Warren, in 1990; her sister, Helen Morris and brothers, Howard, Ronald and Robert Wells.  She is survived by her children, Dennis L. and Corrine Malone of Elmira, N.Y., Kathy and Allen Ellis of Ulster, Pa., Cindy K. Schutt of Waverly, N.Y., and Bonney and Brian Welch of Barton, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Terra Spero of DelRay, Fla., Michael Malone of Salisbury, Md., James Welliver Jr. of Milan, Pa., Kelsey Malone of Elmira, Bradley Foss of Sayre, Pa., Alisha Schutt of Tioga Center, and Joshua and Nicholas Welch of Barton; a great-grandson, Zachary Spero of Delray, Fla. and a special friend, Larry Turner of Tioga Center.  Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Athens First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jack Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/12/2007

WELLS - BURLINGAME, RUTH W.,   Services for Ruth W. Burlingame were held last Saturday, July 14, 1984 at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating.  The interment was at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Mrs. Burlingame died Thursday, July 12, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an extended illness.  She was born in Wyalusing on Oct. 1, 1914, a daughter of the late Adolphus and Lena Furman Wells.  She has been a lifelong resident of the Bradford County and taught school in the Athens Area School District for several years.  Mrs. Burlingame was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.  She was the widow of Charles Burlingame, who died May 1984.  Together they had owned and operated their own farm for many years.  Mrs. Burlingame was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Riggs, Pa. Survivors include stepson and his wife, Ervin and Blanche Burlingame, Ulster, RD2, grandson and his wife, Jarvis and Cathey Burlingame, Gillett, granddaughter, Cecelia Burlingame, Troy; six sisters, two brothers, several nieces and nephews.  (TGR July 19, 1984)

WENZEL Karlene V. Sewell, 73, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at home following an extended illness, with her family by her side.  She was born March 31, 1936, in Michigan City, Ind., the daughter of the late Alvin J. and Viola M. TULLY Wenzel.  Karlene was actively involved in medical research with her husband in cardiac bypass surgery and worked alongside her husband for 30 years performing cardiac bypass surgery. She participated and organized with her husband the Pedigraft Club, enjoyed raising orchids, needle point, and playing the piano after perfecting her skills at the Peabody Conservatory School of Music in Maryland.  She was predeceased by her husband Dr. William H. Sewell, and her sister Jacqueline.  Karlene is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law Doug and Darlene Sewell of Sayre, Pa.; granddaughter Bethany Sewell of Sayre, Pa.; and three nephews.  Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Attn: Clinical Coordinator: Sherry Rogers.  February 16, 2010, Towaanda Daily Review.

WEST –ELEANOR WEST CRAWFORD, 67, of 141 Scalybark Trail, Concord, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Brian Rehab Center in Concord.  She was undergoing rest and rehab following a recent hospital stay.  Born in Sayre, Pa., on June 3, 1932, she was the daughter of George and Emily Lamb West and lived in the valley until 1980.  She was a 1950 graduate of Sayre High School, where she was active in sports and was the head majorette of the marching band.  She later attended Wilkes College.  Girl Scouting and wilderness camping were among her favorite activities.  She was also a dedicated reader of all types of literature and a lover of classical music.  Among her fondest memories of living in the Valley was the fellowship and fulfillment she felt singing with the choir at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre and performing with the hand bell choir.  Later in her life, she became an avid fan of women’s tennis and attended several matches at the U.S. Open in New York.  Camping and the ocean were two very cherished family activities.  She also faithfully served as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William, at home; five children, Dr. Stephen and his wife, Patricia of Philadelphia; Brian and his wife, Doreen of Wilmington, del.; Janice and her husband, Dr. Edward Bzik, of Roalsburg, Pa.; Kevin Crawford of Waverly, N.Y.; and Susan and her husband, David Magee, with the U.S. Army in Germany; a sister, Marilyn Barrick of Levittown, Pa.; two brothers, Richard West of Sayre and David West of Elizabeth, N.J.  She will also be greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz of the Church of the Redeemer officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St.,. Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WEST - Florence Christine Bond, formerly of Sayre, Pa., entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at the age of 98 at the Park Ridge Living Center, Rochester, N.Y. Florence was born on Feb. 8, 1909 in Picture Rocks, Pa., the daughter of the late Clinton and Jennie Mutchler West. Florence was a lover of children and animals. She loved her family, her church, and gardening. She was an avid collector of salt and pepper shakers. Florence was the financial secretary and Sunday school teacher for many years at the Athens United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her husband Lyal Bond and sister Thelma Green. She is survived by her three sons Dr. Donald (Viv) Bond, Duane (Josie) Bond, and Scott (Chris) Bond; daughter Sandi (Bart) Mandarano; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Donald Bond and Rev. Martin Bovee co-officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In memory of Florence memorials may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. 18810. - Towanda Daily Review, 25 January 2008

 

WEST –LIDA E. SHAFFER, 61, of 310 Harrison St., Sayre passed away at home on Tuesday Feb. 20, 1990 after a brief illness. She was born in Sayre on Sept. 16, 1928, the daughter of Lewis and Bertha Parker West. She was a 1946 graduate of Waverly High School. Sme married her husband, James on Aug. 6, 1955 in Waverly and has been employed as a secretary for the Star Savings and Loan in Sayre for the past 18 years. She is survived by her husband, James at home; her father, Lewis E. West of Calery, Ala.; six sisters: Mrs. Joseph Elmora Smith, Mrs. Wanda VanNostrand, both of Calery, Ala., Mrs. Leondard (Jeanneatte) Morton of Newport Richey, Fla., Mrs. Phillip (Hazel) Rosh of Lockport, N.Y., Mrs. Joseph (Norma) Battone of South Waverly, Mrs. James (Mildred) Miller of New Smyrna, Fla.; two brothers, Carlton West of Calery, Ala., Roger West of Lockport, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens from 7-9 p.m. Thursday with a Rosary Service to held at 8 p.m. Prayer services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Andrew Hzozdovic, assistant pastor of the Church of Ephiphany, Sayre officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Service. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WEST Norma E. Bottone

Age 79,  of South Waverly, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Lancaster, Pa. She was born on July 19, 1931 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha (Parker) West. Norma was an avid seamstress and loved to sew, and her family meant the world to her. She is survived by her children, Joseph Bottone of Horseheads, N.Y., Sandra Mandalakas of Lancaster, Pa., and Edward Bottone of Lake Wales, Fla., three grandchildren, Shannon Vrabel, Timothy Bottone, and Nicholas Mandalakas, three great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Morgan Vrabel, and Gavin Bottone, sisters, Elenora Smith of Tenn., Janette Morton, Wanda VanNostrand, and  Mildred Miller all of Florida, brother, Carlton West of Alabama, several nieces and nephews. Beside her parents, Norma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bottone, sisters and brothers, Lida Shaffer, Hazel Rosh, Percy West, Roger West, and Dorothy West. Friends are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, on Friday from 7 to 9 P.M.  A funeral service will be held there, Saturday at 10:00 A.M., Rev. James Donahoo, officiating. Interment will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Lancaster, 675 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa. 17604.  Sayre Morning Times – June 17, 2011

 

ELDON R. WESTBROOK, 78, OF 252 n. Elmira St., Sayre, formerly of Litchfield, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness.  Born in Sayre on Aug. 19, 1921, he was the son of Jesse J. and Katherine Chandler Westbrook.  He was a graduate of Athens High School in 1941 and graduated from Delhi Tech Institute in 1948.  He was employed as a Union carpenter for 35 years, retiring in 1984.  He was an avid reader.  He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater from 1941 to 1945.  He served under Gen. George S. Patton and received two purple hearts and numerous medals.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly, N.Y.; the Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion of Athens, the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre, and the Carpenter’s Union of Williamsport, Pa.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wanda, at home; his children and their spouses: Robyn and Tony Ortiz of Peru; Steven Westbrook and his fiancee, Eileen Allis of Sayre; Craig and Bernadette Westbrook of Poconos, Pa.; Sheila and Rocky Sutton of Athens, Pa.; Bryan and Linda Westbrook of Sayre; Keith and Susan Westbrook of North Carolina; Eric and Jennifer Westbrook; Michael and Shawn Westbrook of California; Blythe and Todd Achison of Waverly; and daughter, Alisa Westbrook of Sayre; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Cora Westbrook of Douglasville, Pa.; his brother, Donald Westbrook of Sayre; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Don Brown of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, ,Paul Westbrook, and a brothers Jesse and Dorance Westbrook.  Family and friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  The Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. that evening.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. J. Steven Reynolds, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Scranton, Pa., the Waverly Baptist Church, Waverly, N.Y., or the library of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

WESTBROOK - Franklin H. "Pete" Westbrook   Served with Sayre Borough for 33 years.  Franklin H. “Pete” Westbrook, 81, of East Smithfield, diedon March 3, 2009 at Sayre House, Inc. following a brief illness.  Born May 26, 1927 in Wilawana, Pa. the son of the late Daniel D. and Lena M. Ammerman Westbrook.  Pete was married on Jan. 19, 1946 to the former Anna McCloe by the Rev. George Young in Athens, Pa. and enjoyed 63 years of marriage. He served in the Army during WWII. Pete was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was employed with the Valley Coal Company, G.E. Elmira, and finally as a Foreman with Sayre Borough where he retired after 33 years of service.  After his retirement, he loved working on the farm, and enjoyed raising “Little Pete” his Angus. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the American Legion Ft. Sullivan Post 246,VFW Skiff-Bower Post 1536, Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342, Life Member of Hose House J.E. Wheelock 5, and Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club.  He is predeceased by his daughter Susan Westbrook; brothers Harry, Charley, Benjamin, and James; and sisters Mildred, Doris, and Maxine.  Pete is survived by his wife of 63 years Anna at home; children Gary (Linda) Westbrook of Lockwood, N.Y., Patricia Westbrook of Cheshire, Mass., Vicki (Lester) Bostwick of Spring, Texas, Brenda (Ron) Shirah of Bradenton, Fla., Jake Westbrook of Loveland, Colo., Randy Westbrook of Lockwood, N.Y., Rita (Bruce) Kennedy of East Smithfield, Pa., Rhonda (Mark) Allis of Towanda, Pa., and Joette (Gil) Crossett of Sayre, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 reat-great-grandchildren; brothers George Westbrook; brother-in-law Jim (Helen) McCloe; and several nieces, and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Monday, March 9, 2009 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow with Rev. Stan Gill from the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made in Pete’s memory to: Ridgebury Sportsman’s Club, Inc., C/O Matthew Kennedy Fishing Derby, 961 Centerville Road, Gillett, PA 16925. RHW.  Sayre Morning Times, 5 March 2009.

WESTBROOK –MAXINE HOOSE, 64, Sayre, RD 2, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after an extended illness.  Born Dec. 15, 1923 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Daniel and Lena Ammerman Westbrook.  Mrs. Hoose was a Valley resident her entire life.  She was employed for over 30 years at the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre.  She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Local 65 and the St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly.  Mrs. Hoose was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, Frank Hoose, in 1986.  Mrs. Hoose was very family-oriented and delighted in having her family members around.  She especially enjoyed the company of her great-grandchildren, who brought her great Joy.  Her leisure-time hobbies included needlecrafts and reading.  She is survived by four children; Mrs. Kenneth (Lena) Cole of West Franklin, Pa.; Shirley rose of Breesport, N.Y.; William Hoose of Newfield, N.Y.; and Mrs. Robert (Bertina) Sauls of Selma, N.C.; a grandson, Michael, whom she raised; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Franklin (Pete) Westbrook of Sayre, James (Pickles) Westbrook of Sayre, and George Westbrook of Athens; a sister, Doris Scott of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayer services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Mrs. Hoose will be laid to rest next to her husband.  –Towanda Daily Review

King David WESTERHOLD
Daily Review, King David Westerhold, 70, of Box 147, Church St., East Smithfield, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his loving home, after an extended illness. Born May 8, 1934, in Dover Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Miller James Westerhold Sr. and Jennie King Westerhold. He was born and raised in York County, Pa., retiring to Bradford County in 1999. He was a graduate of William Penn High School Class of 1953 and graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1, 1956, to Oct. 31, 1958. He was on the Army rifle sharpshooting team in Presidio, Calif., and was at the atomic test site in Nevada He worked at the AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., for 22 years, with badge No. 2642. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly-fishing and clay pigeon shoots. He had a private pilot's license, owning several airplanes.David and his wife, Gail, enjoyed camping, golf, bowling, gardening and cooking together. He and his wife enjoyed traveling through the United States.He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Gail Gritch Westerhold, whom he married July 10, 1982, at the Sayre Christian Church. He is also survived byone brother, Jack Westerhold of Dover, York County, and his mother-in-law, Ruth Hall of Sayre. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Edwin, Miller Jr., Gordon and James Westerhold. Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, July 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, and Wednesday, July 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sayre Christian Church. Funeral services will follow Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Sayre Christian Church with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be made in Mr. Westerhold's name to the Peritoneal Kidney Dialysis Department, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. 18840; Meals on Wheels, Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848; or the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

William W. WESTOVER
William W. Westover, 78 of Talmadge Hill West, Waverly lost his battle with Cancer on October 29, 2004 joining his wife Lucille, on her birthday."Wild Bill" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on July 21, 1926 in Mahaffen, Pa. a son of the late Kenneth and Florence (Leonard) Westover. For many years, Bill was employed as a vehicle reconditioner working in many area car dealerships and was well known for his tire sales. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed. Wild Bill is survived by: His children and their spouses: William "Denny" and Shirley Westover of Apalachin, N.Y., Robert and Gail Westover of Apalachin, Bonnie (Westover) and Tom Llewellyn of Apalachin, Christine (Ames) and John Uhl of Waverly, Michael and Kathi Ames of Horseheads, Kathy Westover and Scott Mincher of Waverly, LuAnn (Westover) and Robert Spence of Waverly, and Danny Westover and Marilyn Spencer; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlyle "Ross" and Peg Westover, Marie Valasak, James and Sue Leonard and Mary Leonard; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Bill was predeceased by his wife Lucille (Nye) (Ames) Westover on May 2, 1998; his siblings, Sam Leonard, Bruce "Bud" and his wife Delores Westover and Patricia Poling. Abiding with his wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens, Pa. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Wild Bill's life on Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. with Rev. Anne B. Canfield, pastor officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held following the services. Memorial contributions may be directed to assist in Cancer Research, "The Legacy", PO Box 404, Athens, Pa. 18810. Caring assistance and funeral arrangements are being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WHEELER Donald G.
79, well-known resident of Vista Drive, Sayre, PA, died Wednesday evening, June 4, 2008, at the Sayre House following declining health. Born August 22, 1928 in Athens, PA, he was the son of the late Harold E. Wheeler and Ella M. Daugherty Wheeler. Don was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1947. On August 14, 1949, he married the former Marilyn Lucille Harkness in the Athens United Methodist Church. Don was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 33 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.&A.M., Athens. Donald loved square dancing with his wife, Marilyn, and was a member of the Penny Promenader's and Curly Q's square dancing clubs. Don enjoyed woodworking and traveling, and was a member of the Holiday Rambler and Susquehanna Valley Camping Clubs. Donald and Marilyn also enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Marilyn L. Wheeler at home; his son, Lyle Bruce Wheeler of Millers Creek, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Leigh Donald Wheeler and Ethel Wheeler of State College, PA; four grandchildren, Kelsey L. Wheeler of Ashville, NC, Harold W. J. Wheeler of Fort Bragg, NC, Brian D. Wheeler of State College, PA, Karen M. Wheeler of State College, PA; great-grandson, William Earl Wilson of North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Wheeler and Marie Wheeler of Nichols, NY; brother-in-law, Jack Tidlow of Athens, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Harkness and Marjorie Harkness of Winston-Salem, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother and sister-in-law, Francis S. and Evelyn Tubbs Wheeler; and sister, Marilyn K. Wheeler Tidlow. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA. Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.&A.M. will hold a Memorial Service, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 9, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Athens, PA, with the Rev. Martin Bovee, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church Restoration Program, 118 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810, in Donald G. Wheeler's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/6/2008.

HAROLD E. WHEELER, 99 ½, died on Feb. 27, 2006 at his home in Athens, Pa.  He was the last son of Sheriden P. and Carrie May (Daly) Wheeler born July 17, 1906 in Athens, Pa. where he was a life-long resident. He had four brothers and three sisters.  He married Ella Mae Daugherty on Dec. 31, 1927. They had four children: Donald G. Wheeler, Francis S. Wheeler, Marilyn K. (Wheeler) Tidlow and Robert A. Wheeler.  Harold, the son of a blacksmith, went to work for the Ingersoll Rand Co.  In Athens at the age of 16 where he held various positions including the Heat Treat Department and was the supervisor of the Tool Room at the time of his retirement in 1971 after 49 years of service. For a period of time later he acted as a consultant for the Ingersoll Rand Co.  Harold loved difficult mechanical machining challenges and delighted in resolving the issues.  Harold was founder of Wheeler Tool Company in Athens, Pa., in 1960. He was awarded nine United States Patents for machine tools that he invented for the difficult and nearly impossible operation of machining hexagons, squares, elliptical and various other polygon shapes n components used mainly in the automotive and aerospace industry by companies such as General Electric, Westinghouse Corporation, Chrysler, Nissan and most of the U.S. Naval Yards. These tools are known in the industry as Polygon Box Tools. He had many loyal employees such as his life time friend Lewy Walter as well as Les Mingos, Jim Schultz and at one time or another, all four children. Wheeler Tool Company is in its 46th year of continuous service now, owned and operated by his son Robert.  Harold was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church since 1927, past life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and various other organizations.  Harold is survived by his sister, Marjorie (Wheeler) Wood; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald G. and Marilyn (Harkness) Wheeler; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Marie (Mandarano) Wheeler; and his son-in-law, Jack Tidlow. Besides his four children, Harold had 14 grandchildren (including four doctors and a pastor), 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nephews and nieces.  Harold was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Ella M. (Daugherty) wheeler; his son and daughter-in-law, Francis S. and Evelyn (Tubbs) Wheeler; and his daughter, Marilyn K. (Wheeler) Tidlow.  Visiting hours will be from 10 am. To 11 a.m. followed by the funeral and committal service Friday, March 3 at the Altieri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., in Sayre, Pa.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice at RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or Athens Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in memory of Harold. –Towanda Daily Review.

WHEELER James A. “Jim” Wheeler, Jr.
48, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Athens, Pa., died Monday, September 27, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born January 22, 1962 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late James A. and June Monro Wheeler. Jim enjoyed going to family functions and spending time with his animals, they were his kids. He worked as a chef for many local restaurants. He also worked for Park Outdoors, putting up billboard signs. Jim is survived by his beloved dog Penny and cat Zoro; brothers and sisters Bill Bellows of Lockwood, N.Y., Kenneth “Pete” (Ginny) Bellows of Athens, Pa., Joan “Tiny” (Chuck) Wells Jr. of Wellsburg, N.Y., June “Termy” (Joe) Bell of Athens, Pa., Jan Hall (Bud Cook) of Waverly, N.Y., Steve Wheeler of Athens, Pa., and Darlene (Mike) Henley of Athens, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, October 1, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Talada officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., at the convenience of the family. - Sayre Morning Times, September 29, 2010

 

JOHN STUART WHEELER, 74, of Cole’s Trailer Court, Sayre died Friday, Jan. 2, 1987 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Aug. 12, 1912 in Athens he was the son of the late John J. and May Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was employed by the Athens Foundery for 29 years and was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Waverly, NY. Surviving are his wife, Ethel at home: two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Viola Wheeler) Bartholemew of Wysox RD 2 and Mrs. Glenna Wheeler Davis of Monroeton RD 1; two sons, John W. Wheeler of Towanda and William Wheeler of Bricktown, NJ; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edward (Shirley) Decker of Sayre RD 1; a step-son, Edward Allen of S. Waverly; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Wheeler of Waverly, NY; a sister, Marian O’Neil of Philadelphia, Pa.; several step-brothers and sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens with Gerald Welch of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call Sunday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WHEELER Theresa J. Wheeler

57, of Athens, Pa., died on Monday, November 7, 2011. She was born on September 30, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred and Arlene Harris Wheeler.  Theresa was a 1973 graduate of Athens Area High School and was a member of the American Legion Fort Sullivan Post #246, Athens.  She is predeceased by her brother Freddie Donald Wheeler.  Theresa is survived by her sisters Linda Wheeler of Milan, Pa., Mary Heeman of Scranton, Pa., and brother Robert “Buzz” Wheeler of Lockwood, N.Y., aunts Helen Wakely of East Smithfield, Pa., Jean Bowman of Waverly, N.Y., Pearl Strange of Sayre, Pa., Mary Smith of Athens, Pa., and Joyce Geiger of Litchfield, Pa., uncle Ira Wheeler of Elmira, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 North Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice.  Sayre Morning Times  – November 9, 2011

 

WHISPELL - MINTURN
Marie D. Age 80 of Elmira formerly of the Sayre, PA area died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Thursday, August 16, 2001 the same day Elvis Presley died, and she was an avid fan of his. She is survived by her children: Son, Charles Minturn of Elmira; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Marcia & Claude Spicer, Elmira, Carole Johnston, Sayre, PA, Gloria & Thomas House, Sayre, PA, Linda & Ronald Burlew, Brooktondale, NY; 22 Grandchildren, 50 Great-grandchildren, 7 Great-Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Those wishing may make a Donation in Marie's Memory to :The American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Assoc. or Diabetes Foundation (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). She was pre-deceased by: Son, Robert, Sisters: Helen Backus, Delia Petrocco, Mary Namet, Hazel Namet, Leona Richer & a brother, Charles Whispell. Marie loved Bingo, CD's and was a member of Heights Legion Auxiliary and Women of the Moose, Waverly N.Y. Chapter #195. Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM with a Funeral Service there at Monday at 12 Noon, Rev. Bern Lytle Officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. The Family cordially invites you to a reception at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple St. Big Flats, NY after the Committal Service at the Cemetery.

WHITE –ETHEL WHITE SINDONI, 64, of 8 William St., South Waverly, died at home Thursday, July 12, 1990, following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 15, 1925, in Lopez, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha May White.  A graduate of Sayre High School.  Mrs. Sindoni and her husband owned and operated Banana Curve Fruit Stand on Keystone Ave., Sayre, for 39 years.  She was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and was an avid bowler in Valley leagues for many years.  She is survived by her husband, John, at home; a son, Frank of Waverly; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Sharon) Motsay of Freeville, N.Y.; four sisters, Anna Miller of Sayre, Dorothy May of Athens, Marjorie Orlowski of Sayre and Geraldine Glosenger of Sayre; three brothers, Richard White of Waverly, Loomis White of Ulster and Harold White of Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, William and Floyd White.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the North Waverly Chapel with the Rev. William wells, pastor, officiating.  A private burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WHITE - Daily and Sunday Review 2002
Joseph J. White, 75, of 223 South St. Athens, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness. Born in Athens, Feb. 22, 1927, the son of Robert L. and Goldie Chilson White, he attended Athens High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed at Penn York Motors prior to owning and operating White's Arco Gas Station, (Main and Pine streets in Athens) for 20 years. He was an active sponsor of Athens Little League and several softball teams. He was a member of the Ft. Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion, where he was a past commander; a member of the Diahoga Fire Police; and a lifetime member of the Diahoga Fire Department. He served with Meals on Wheels as a volunteer and as a driver for the American Cancer Society. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Joseph L. White, in 1951; a brother, Walter Stroud; and a sister, Alta Erle. He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Rogers, at home; his children, Joann and her spouse, Avery Moore, of Sayre, Barbara "Bip" White of Sayre, Richard "Slippery" and his spouse, Penny White, of Athens, and Stanley and his spouse, Debbie White, of Candor, N.Y. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michelle and Jacob Lantz of Silver Springs, Md., Danelle and Daryl Parshall of Athens, Ashley and Cody White of Athens, Jacob White of Sayre, and Brett White of Candor, N.Y.; his great-grandchildren, Hannah and Joseph Parshall of Athens; his brothers and sisters, Jack Erle of Elmira, N.Y., Helen Soper of Montrose, Robert White of Sayre, Patricia Hall of Sayre, Harry White of Sayre, Mary Brookshire of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Harlan Wolfe of South Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call for a visitation Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St, Athens. Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Area High School for a fund to be established in his name, 204 Willow St., Athens, Pa. 18810, or to a charity of one's choice.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

LOOMIS J. WHITE, 81, of Ulster, Pa., died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born Sept. 9, 1918, in Colley Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Ernest H. and Bertha Ann May White.  Loomis was a graduate of Sayre High school, class of 1937.  He was employed by Ingersoll-rand in Athens for 40 years, retiring in 1982.  On Nov. 7, 1947, he married the former Julia Thurston in the Athens Presbyterian Church.  Loomis was a dedicated member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda for 40 years, where he served as a deacon for 23 years, Sunday school teacher and youth group leader, and at the time of his passing, he was honored by serving as deacon emeritus.  He was a member of the Ulster Municipal Authority for 31 years, several of which he served as secretary.  Loomis was a member of the Old Grove Nature Club in Ulster.  He enjoyed caning chairs, gardening and working among his flowers, which he shared with others.  Surviving are his wife, Julia Thurston White, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel E. and Raymond Volz of Thorndale, Pa., Lyndall L. and Roy Shanks of Athens RR 1, Pa.; a daughter, Kathryn A. (Katie) Engler of Sayre RR 1, Pa.; his grandchildren, Vicki Vermeulen, Mark and Kristen Toor, Ann Marie Shanks, Jeffrey Shanks and John Shanks; a great-grandson, Edward Vermeulen; two sisters, Dorothy may of Athens and Marjorie Orlowski of Sayre, Pa.; a brother, Harold White of Vinton, Va.; a brother-in-law, John M. Thurston of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald White, Richard White, Floyd White and William White; and three sisters, Anna Miller, Ethel Sindoni and Geraldine Glosenger; a son-in-law, Richard Toor; a brother-in-law, H. Owen Thurston.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor, officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service at the church.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. in Loomis White’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WHITE - Paul D. White, 67, of Ownings, MD, formerly of Athens, PA diedon Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at home following an extended illness.  He was born August 5, 1941 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Donald and Helena M. HAND White.  Paul was employed as a Statistician for the United States Department of Justice until his retirement. He was an avid Washington National Baseball Fan but enjoyed watching all teams traveling to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, and all over the country to games. He was also fond of music, and attended concerts in different areas throughout the years.  Paul is survived by his brother Ted (Susan) White of Rochester, NY, sister Margaret (Robert) Reynolds of Punta Gorda, FL, nieces Megan (John) Millen, Erin (Sean) McCarthy, and nephews Joshua Reynolds, Henry Heligas, Andrew Heligas, Jake McCarthy, and special friend Kay MONTE-WHITE.  Funeral services will be held on July 20, 2009 at 9:30am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 205 North Main Street, Athens, PA with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Reva Wagner. Lowery Funeral Home obit.

WHITE Richard N. “Mike” White
79, of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday evening, August 31, 2010 at the Absolute of Endicott Nursing Home in Endicott, N.Y. Richard was born in Sayre on February 12, 1931, the son of the late Philip and Minnie Lattimer White. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1950 and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1958 during the Korean War. Richard was employed by Westinghouse Inc. which later became Toshiba Inc. in Horseheads, N.Y., for 33 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre and Fort Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246 in Athens. He was a past president of the Sayre Booster Club. Richard enjoyed fishing and football. He was an avid Penn State Football fan. He is survived by his children, Susan Nobles and her husband John of Sayre, Sybil Merrill of Hollywood, Florida, Elaine White and her fiance William Alderson of Binghamton, N.Y., Kevin White of Hollywood, Florida; grandchildren Scott Nobles and his fiance Sue Wayman, Shari Guzman, Tiffany Azzuri; two great-granddaughters; sister, Charlene Shaffer and her husband Cal of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Klingensmith White in September of 1993; sisters, Mary Wheeler and Evelyn Baker; and by a brother, Robert White. Interment services will be held at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa., at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.- Sayre Morning Times, September 2, 2010

WHITE Robert C.
Robert C. White, age 86, husband of Virginia White, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. He was born Dec. 9, 1923 in Athens, Pa. The son of Robert L. and Goldie R. White. He was preceded in death by both his parents, brothers Walter Stroud, Joseph White, and Harry L. White. Sisters, Stella Wolfe, Alta Earle, Mary Brookshire, and Anna Phyllis White. Robert graduated from Athens High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after his discharge began working for the Grand Union Company where worked as the District Produce Supervisor retiring after thirty five years. He was a life member of VFW Post in Sayre. He also belonged and held offices in the American Legion Post 246 of Athens. Family was very important to him and he traveled as often as possible to spend time with them. He also attended the Indy 500 race for many years. Robert was also a diehard New York Giants fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Virginia M. Ballard White of Sayre, a daughter Martha (Jim) Schultz of Athens, sons Robert L. (Laurie) White of Tomball, Texas and Patrick J. White of Tennessee. Grandchildren Elijah (Lindsay) Schultz, Denise (David) Sweet, Amber, Shane, Crystal, and Jacob White. Great Grandchildren Talor and Bentley Sweet. Brother Jack Erle of Elmira. Sisters Helen Soper of Montrose, and Patricia Hall of Sayre. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, As well as his faithful and loving best friend Sassy. Thank you for all the support and love given to Robert and his family by employees of the Bradford County Manor and Guthrie Hospice. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice RR#1, Box 154, Towanda, PA. 18848 or Bradford County Manor, RD#3, Box 322, Troy, PA. 16947. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Robert’s life will follow the visitation with Rev. Jeff Wilkinson honoring his memory at 11AM. Interment in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Sayre Morning Times - November 12, 2010

 

WHITMARSH Vera W. Fenimore

88, of Waverly, N.Y., died Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Vera was born in Halsey Valley, N.Y., on November 19, 1923, the daughter of Arthur and Ella Mae Hollenbeck Whitmarsh. She was a graduate of Spencer High School, Spencer, N.Y., in the class of 1942. In February of 1943, Vera married William D. Fenimore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years in 1998. Vera enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served for two years during World War II. In later years, she served as a librarian for the Waverly School District and retired from the Village of Waverly Recreation Department as Senior Citizen Director. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre since 1945 and was honored numerous times for her many years as a Sunday school teacher. Her last ceremony celebrated 56 years as a teacher and in her honor, a tree was planted in the church yard. Vera formerly served as chairwoman of the Girl Scouts, and as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital Gift Shop for 20 years. She was a member of the Retired American Veterans Women’s Association.  Surviving are three daughters, Carole Seeley and husband Al of Dallas, Texas, Karen Stewart and husband Steve of Rochester, N.Y., Cathy Zdon and husband Joel of Waverly, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Trevor Seeley and wife Shannon of Austin, Texas, Brent Seeley of Lubbock, Texas, Ian Stewart of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Williams and husband Burdette of Arizona; a sister in-law, Katherine Furman of Sayre, Pa.; special niece, Jinnie June of Groton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Whitmarsh and sisters, Shirley Hautala, Dorothy Webster and Jeanne Rice.  The funeral service will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 at noon at St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Richard A. Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA18840 in Vera W. Fenimore’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – May 30, 2012

 

WHYTE –FLORENCE NORENE WHYTE FOSTER, 81, of 44 Ball St., Waverly, N.Y., died Monday April 3, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Helen Wickham Whyte.   She was born Nov. 9, 1924 in Sayre.  She graduated from Sayre High School in 1942. On June 1, 1946, she married Lynn Foster. She was a lifelong resident of the Valley.  She worked for Belle Knitting, New York Telephone as an operator, and for Dr. P.V. Abraham as a secretary at Tioga General Hospital until her retirement in 1989.  She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly, serving on the Altar Guild for many years, and had been a volunteer at the Valley Food Pantry.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Kevin Scaman of Stony Brook, L.K.; sons and daughters-in-law, Linda Foster of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michelle (Timothy) Muhs of Apex, N.C., Drs. Gregory (Varuni Kondagunta) Foster of New York, N.Y.; Sarah Foster of Ithaca, N.Y., Jeremy Foster of Corning and Crystal and Michael Foster of Ferndale; twin great-grandsons, Aruni and Kabul Foster of New York, N.Y.; a great-grand-son, Kyle Muhs, and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Muhs, both of Apex; sisters, Marvis Jean (Duane) Wilcox of Athens and Dolores (Bruce) Warner of Englewood, Colo.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband on Sept. 19, 1991; and sisters, Helen Brennan on Oct. 4, 1979, and Dorothy Willis on Dec. 29, 1995.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be Friday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y. ; or Grace Episcopal Church, 439 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

JACKIE S. WILES, 49, of Sayre, PA passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre with her family by her side. She was born on December 9, 1964 in Waverly, NY the daughter of Karl F. and Naomi M. Johnson Wiles. Jackie enjoyed working for Penn-York Opportunities for many years until she was unable to do so. Her joy in life was spending time with her family, interacting with anyone she met and especially visiting daily with her neighbors. Some of her happiest times were spent helping out at Randy's Greenhouse owned by her sister and brother-in-law. She enjoyed old time movies, especially any with Lucille Ball in them, listening to country music, and riding her bike. Jackie loved all animals but enjoyed being with her dog "Fox", her bird "Bird", and watching her aquarium of fish. Jackie's pleasant and happy personality that she shared with anyone she met will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her brothers-in-law Christopher "Cheeks" Corbin and Randy Kinner. Jackie is survived by her parents Karl and Naomi Wiles of Sayre, PA, brother and his girlfriend Karl Wiles, Jr. and Bonnie Stack of Waverly, NY, sisters Rozeann "Rozie" Wiles of Sayre, PA and Tammy Kinner of Athens, PA, brother Stephen Wiles of Athens, PA, special niece and nephews Natasha, Nathan, Jeremy, and Stephen. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 12pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Jackie's memory to: Penn York Opportunities, 101 South Main Street, Athens, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 11/24/2014

 


 

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