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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) 

 

HENRY ‘HANK’ WILBER, 59, of 9 N. Chemung St., Waverly N.Y., died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a brief illness.  Born Nov. 17, 1944, in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Marion Richards Wilber.  He was a 1964 graduate of Waverly High School.  He was proud to sever his country in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.  Hank was employed by the Waverly Central School district from 1971 to 2004.  He was voting machine custodian for Tioga County for years.  He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and darts at the VFW, and being with his friends.  He was a life member of the Belowski-VanDeMark Post No. 492 American Legion of Waverly, a member of the 11th Armored Calvary-Blackhorse Regiment, a life member of the V.F.W. of Waverly Post No. 8104 and a member of VVA No. 803 Elmira, N.Y.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years Molly, at home; his adopted daughter, Linda Penniston of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Wilber of Sayre; a brother, Carl Wilber of Waverly, N.Y.; and also his best buddy, his dog, Sammy Lee; plus several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Genevieve and Gloria.  Family and friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be at a later time in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, DesPlaines, Ill. or the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WILBER Robert G.

A longtime resident of Lone Pine Terrace passed away on Tues., Oct. 11, 2011 following declining health at the age of 84. Born on May 5, 1927, Robert was the son of the late, Henry & Grace Hall Wilber. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Robert was employed by Met Life Insurance as a sales manager until his retirement. His interests included traveling hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was also the proprietor of Goff Rd. Trailer Park. Surviving are his loving daughters, Connie & Rick Mullins, Raleigh, NC; Karen & Dennis Freeman, N. Rose, NY; four grandchildren, Melissa Clark, Elizabeth Roark, Andrew (Colleen) Freeman and Susie Freeman; eleven great grandchildren, sister, Marie, (Thalbert) Kishbaugh, FL; brother, Tom (Faith) Wilber, TX; nieces and nephews.  Robert was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis Duggan Wilber on Dec. 24, 2003 and his grandson, Kevin Freeman on June 3, 2011 along with 9 siblings. A memorial service will be held in the North Presbyterian Church, corner of College Ave. and Irving Pl. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 1 pm. Interment will take place in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at his family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 in memory of Robert.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2011

 

WILCOX - Eleanor M. Selleck Lattimer, 89, of Sayre, Pa., died on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.  She was born July 14, 1919, in New Albany, Pa., the daughter of the late Mark and Marleah Fawcett Wilcox. Eleanor graduated from Towanda High School in 1936.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing as a housemother after 12 years. Eleanor enjoyed crocheting and doing a variety of crafts, and making wedding cakes, and loved spending the holidays with family, especially the Christmas season.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Waldo Selleck, in 1961, and Edwin Lattimer, in 1969; daughters Shirley Deprospero and Joyce Barton; and sons Bert and Freddie Lattimer.  Eleanor is survived by her children Leslie Selleck of Sayre, Mary Lou and Edward Wertz of Wellsboro, Pa., Nancy and Raymond Maxim of South Waverly, Pa., David and Lynn Selleck of Crainsville, Pa., Linda and George Chadwick of Boalsburg, Pa., Cynthia and David Kerndt of Falls Church, Va., Walter Lattimer of Waverly, N.Y, Stanley Lattimer of Ohio, William Lattimer of Florida and Almira McClure of Athens, Pa.; her sister, Leah Lukins of Jordan, N.Y.; her brother William Wilcox of Phoenix, Ariz.; a special friend, Jean Watkins; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Greg Knupp of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 18810.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

WILCOX –ERMA W. O’CONNOR, 84, of Ulster RR2, Smithfield Township, died Easter Sunday afternoon, April 16, 1995, at the home of her children following an extended illness.  Born June 7, 1910 in Ridgebury Township, she was a daughter of the late Stephen E. and Rose Owen Wilcox, Erma was a lifetime resident of Smithfield and Ridgebury townships.  She owned and actively operated her own dairy farm in Smithfield Township for many years until 1981.  Mrs. O’Connor was an avid writer, family historian and reader.  She enjoyed poetry and nature, especially trees.  Although her eyesight failed in later years and her reading and writing abilities became limited, she possessed a keen mind and memory and kept abreast with current events.  Erma’s whole life was her family.  A truly devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she shared unlimited love, wisdom, guidance and support with all members of her loving family, who will deeply miss her.  Surviving are her children, Marguerite and Dale Norton of Ulster RR2, Richard and Janet O’Connor of Eden, N.Y., Robert and Mary O’Connor of Conklin, N.Y., and her devoted William Jay O’Connor of Ulster; grandchildren, Debra LaBell of Binghamton, N.Y., Richard D. O’Connor III of Eden, Kathleen and Benjamin Hillyard of Ulster, Sgt. 1st Class Patrick and Laura O’Connor of Vicenza, Italy, and Michelle Hart of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Marion Stewart of Interlaken, N.Y.; step-grandchildren Gary Norton of Wellsburg, N.Y., Gene and Sherri Norton of Ulster, and Randy and Melissa Norton of Lexington, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Samantha Hillyard, Arlene F. and Michael Patrick O’Connor, and twins William and Adam Hart; step-grandchildren Jeremy and Brenda Norton, Jesse Norton, Johnathon and Tamara Norton, and Travis Norton; two great-great-grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Norton; and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, DeVern Wilcox, Clifford Wilcox and Guy Wilcox; two sisters, Bessie Farr and Bernice O’Connor; and four grandchildren, Michael Wayne Merrick, Kimberly O’Connor, Christopher O’Connor and Janetta O’Connor.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township, officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  A vigil prayer service will be held Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JORDAN MARK WILCOX, 7 of Athens lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 17, 2008 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.  Jordan was born on the 16th day of April 2001.  Jordan bravely battled cancer for seven years after first being diagnosed with a brain-stem tumor at 8 months old.  Despite being sick, Jordan never complained.  He always had a big smile and worried about others more than himself.  Jordan was a first-grade student at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School.  He loved beating his best buddy, Grandpa Lattimer at Junior Monopoly every evening and  they also enjoyed racing Matchbox cars on his race track.  He also loved tractors, NASCAR racing and country music, and he was hoping to get a guitar from Santa.  Surviving is his mother, Jodi Wilcox of Athens; maternal grandparents, Churck and Kay Lattimer, Sayre; uncle, Chuck Lattimer and Kim Gernert; cousins, Casey, Emily and Kaylee Lattimer and Tyler Gernert and several maternal great-aunts and great-uncles.  Besides his family, Jordan is survived by his nurse and cl0ose companion, Mary Powell; special Lynch-Bustin family and many friends.  He is also survived by his father, Jon Wilcox; paternal grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins on his father’s side.  A funeral service to celebrate Jordan’s life was held Monday,  Dec. 22, 2008 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating.  Burial will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions in Jordan’s memory may be sent in care of grandparents, Kay and Chuck Lattimer, 705 N. Elmer Ave., Apt. 1, Sayre, PA to help pay for the funeral expense or to Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Athens, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 12/25/2008

 

WILCOX Myrtle W. Wilkinson

age 94, of 518 Powell St., Sayre, Pennsylvania died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Ashton Healthcare Facility, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Myrtle was born Oct. 12, 1918, the daughter of (the late) Della and Harry Wilcox.  She was the wife of the late Sanford Wilkinson. She was employed by Westinghouse for 38 years until her retirement. Myrtle belonged to the Sayre Baptist Church. She was a life time member of the Rebekah Lodge, Wysox Pa. Myrtle had been an avid bowler, seamstress, and doll maker.  Myrtle is survived by daughters: Gilberta (Albert) Corneby of Milan, Pa., Sylvia (Bruce) Fay of Sayre, Pa., Shirley Cron, of Dublin, Pa.; son Llewellyn (Pete) Wilkinson, Bentley Creek, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Myrtle was predeceased by her 12 brothers and sisters and a daughter-in-law, Sally Wilkinson.  Atime of gathering with family and friends will be from Noon to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Myrtle’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring her memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.    Sayre Morning Times – January 8, 2013  

 

WILCOX
Wilcox, Ralph S-of East Smithfield, died in the veterans facility Hospital, Bath, NY, Friday, February 17, 1950. He was a member of American Legion Post No 42, Towanda and is survived by two daughters and a son, including Mrs. Willard Harkness, Columbia Cross Rds. He is also survived by four sisters including Mrs. Minerva Overacker, Big Pond. Services were held Monday at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens with burial in Tioga Point Cemetery.

WILDRICK, HAROLD J.,   Harold John Wildrick, 81, of Gillett, RD3, died September 4, 1986.  Born in Wilkes-Barre on November 27, 1904, he was the son of William and Alice Cheriott Wildrick.  He was senior deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek; a member of Newark Valley Odd Fellows Oketa Lodge #685, and a retired employee of the Ingersoll-Rand Corp. in Athens.  He was predeased by his son, Arnold, in 1944.  Survivors include his wife, Nina Mae; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Neal Hallstead of Gillett, RD3; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on September 6 with Pastor John Lattimer of the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek officiating.  Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family.  (TGR Sept. 11, 1986)

WILKINS –GLADYS H. LANTZ, 65, of RR 1, Box 458, Lot 2, Athens, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 at home.  Born in West Warren, Pa., Feb. 8, 1932 the daughter of H. Morrelle and Ida Dingman Wilkins, she attended LeRaysville School.  She was an active volunteer with the Robert Packer Auxiliary, a former member of bowling leagues and a member of the Penn York Opportunities Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Lantz Sr. at home; her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Park of Murfreesborl, Tenn.; Lynne and Warren Fuller of Southport, N.Y.; and a daughter, Laurie Campbell of Ashland, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Lisa Lantz Jr. of Sayre; five grandchildren; her sisters, Joyce Patton of Wyalusing and Marjory Hicks of Towanda, and a brother, Barry Wilkins of Warren Center; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her father in 1993 and her mother 1982 and a brother, Harry Wilkins in 1976.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Friday, from noon until 2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow there at 2 p.m. with rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial may be directed to the United Cerebral Palsy, PO Box 1554, Elmira, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAMS - MULLEN, Mrs. Adelina -84, a resident of Athens and Sheshequin for 40 years, with 106 living descendants, died at the Moore Nursing Home in Athens Township Thursday night after an extended illness. She was living in Sheshequin until two years ago, when she went to the nursing home. Her husband, Frank Mullen, died 19 years ago. Mrs. Mullen was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Sayre. Among her many survivors are six sons, Bert Mullen, Winnepeg, Canada, Grove and Carl of Sayre, Hartley and Leonard of Athens and Fred of Waverly; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hugo, Sheshequin and Mrs. Stella Wheelock, Waverly; 36 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a half-brother, Jesse Williams, Shunk and a half-sister, Mrs. Edna McNamara, Dover, Del. The body is at the Kolb Funeral Home, Sayre from where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Rev. John G Hessler, pastor of the Free Methodist church of Sayre, and Rev. John E Whitney, pastor of the Sayre First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery at convenience of family.

WILLIAMS – Beatrice A. MacNeal, 72, of RD 2, Sayre died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Ruggles, Pa., she was the daughter of Leslie and Loretta Staub Williams.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Randettes, the Sayre and Athens Senior Citizens, and the Women Bowlers Hall of Fame.  She was employed at Ingersoll-Rand’s cost department in Athens for 26 years, until her retirement in 1978.  Mrs. MacNeal is survived by her husband, Bernard, at home; three grandsons; Keith of Austin, Texas; Kevin, of Holyoke, Mass., and Kurt, of West Springfield, Mass; a granddaughter, Kristie of West Springfield; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son, John, in 1987.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A prayer service will be held there on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Joseph Sammons, pastor, will be the celebrant.  The Sayre and Athens Senior Citizens will hold a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, with Recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be directed to the heart or diabetes research departments of the Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, or the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, 201 Allison St., Sayre.  Sayre Evening Times, 31 Aug 1989.  (Beatrice’s brother, John L. Williams, lost his life during WWII when the submarine USS Lagarto was sunk by the Japanese.  Information about finding the remains of the Lagarto in 2005 can be found on this site by searching “Lagarto.”)

WILLIAMS –BERNITA B. WILLIAMS HUNT, 92. Our loving mother of West River Road, Nichols, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. She was born on Aug. 19, 1912 in Nichols, a daughter of the late Floyd and Georgianna (Brown) Williams. Bernita was a graduate of Nichols High School Class of 1932. She was a devoted member of the Nichols United Methodist Church where she actively participated with the United Methodist Women. For many years, she served as a Girl Scout Leader and attended local area senior citizens clubs; and was a member of the Mother's Club with the Church of God Church in Athens. Bernita enjoyed crocheting lap robes for the Veterans Hospital, handcrafting ceramics and crafts, although her greatest pleasure was being with her family. Bernita is survived by: her daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn M. and Klaas Koetse of Raleigh, N.C., and Marilyn K. Chandler of Owego; her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. Hunt of Nichols, Charles O. and Pauline Hunt of Rome, Pa., and John F. and Shirley Hunt of Owego; sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Fay Morris of Nichols; sisters-in-law, Mabel William of Nichols and Esther Colegrove of Goshen, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Bernita was predeceased by: her husband, Donald I. Hunt, in 1987; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Hunt; brothers, Howard Williams and Oliver Williams; and sisters, Helyn Antisdel and Olive Saxon. Funeral services and celebration of Bernita's life will be held on Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Women's Club, P.O. Box 84, Nichols, NY 13812; or the Nichols Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Bernita B. Hunt. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times May 14, 2005.

WILLIAMS - The Evening Times, July 1961 Mrs. Bertha A. Northrup, 78, of Milan died at home Satuvday evening at 10:45 o'clock following a lengthy illness. (note-death date-5 July 1961) The widow of Fred Northrup, who died in 1952, Mrs. Northrup was born in Bradford County and had lived in Milan for 55 years. She was a member of the Milan Methodist church. Surviving are a son, Harry of Milan; two daughters, Mrs. John Davis and Mrs. Carroll Salsman of Milan; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Campbell and Mrs. George Harris, Sr., of Athens; two brothers, George Williams of Titusville, Pa., and Otto Williams of Sayre; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The`body was removed to the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and from where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Donald Hess, pastor of the Milan Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. - Submitted by Marolyn Cole

CHARLES R. WILLIAMS, 65 of Towanda RR 3, died Monday afternoon, July 7, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born May 25, 1932 in Towanda, Pa. he was a son of the late Leo C. and Harriet L. Roe Williams, R.  Charles was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1950.  Following graduation he worked with his father and his brothers, Bill and Jack in the family plumbing business.  Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and in early years was employed by Sylvania Electric and Valley Cities Gas Service in Towanda.  He was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 18 years until his retirement in 1992.  Charles was a member of Towanda First Presbyterian Church, Union Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. Towanda and Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161, Towanda.  His main interest in life was his grandchildren and their participation in sports activities.  Charles was also enjoyed genealogy and was a Civil War Enthusiast.  Surviving are: his wife, Marsha K. Morley Williams at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle “Miki” and Robert Chamberlain of Towanda; his son and daughter-in-law, Gregory C. and Cindy Williams of Towanda; four grandchildren, Ryan and Rhett Chamberlain, Trevor and Taylor Williams, all of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Leo C. and Barbara Williams Jr. of New Cumberland, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Andrew Bradley of Lake Wesauking and Florida; a sister-in-law, Mary Williams of Towanda; a special cousin, Mary Rider of East Smithfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, William C. Williams on Nov. 27, 1972 and John T. “Jack” Williams on Dec. 29, 1990.  The funeral and committal service will be held on Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be later in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Union Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. will hold a memorial service Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Williams’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WILLIAMS Francis M. "Fran" Williams

Only one life, it soon will pass, Only what's done for Christ will last.  On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, Francis M. "Fran" Williams, 85, died.  He was born on Oct. 11, 1927, to the late Orin D. and Blanche L. Newton Williams in New Albany, Pa.  Fran attended New Albany High School and as a teen worked on many farms in the area and then became a milk delivery man. In 1953, he went to work as a Machinist at Ingersoll-Rand, Athens Plant until his health caused his early retirement in 1983.  As was his passion, Francis was best known for loving and serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Fran was member of the Athens Wesleyan Church since 1973, and an active cornerstone in the church, serving for decades as a greeter and usher. He also was in charge of the tape ministry, copying and delivering tapes of the Sunday services to shut-ins.  He is predeceased by his brothers Edwin "Gene" Williams and Carl Williams; sisters Carmeta Lantz, Eleanora Williams and Ola Mae Williams; brothers-in-law George Lantz and Joseph Lantz.  Francis is survived by his wife of 40 years Patricia, at home; children Marilu (Tiger) White of Waverly, Vikki (Jim) Coombs of Athens, John Allen of Waverly, and Dan (Lori) Allen of Gillett; grandchildren Paul W. Lane, Bryan Lane, Brandon Lane, Richard Lane, Ashley (Tom) Byrne, Emily Coombs (Brandon Sweet), and Tyler Allen (Alisha Meyers); great-grandchildren Brooklyn Kasson and Elexia Rae Sweet; sisters, Rosemary Lantz of Middleburg, Pa., sister-in-law, Vida Williams of New Albany, Pa., as well as several special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawanna Road, Sayre. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Church with the Rev. David Larson of Athens Wesleyan Church and Rev. Randy Stilson of Chemung Christian Fellowship co-officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Fran's memory to the: Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawanna, Road, Sayre, PA 18840.Sayre Morning Times - September 27, 2013

 

Daily Review
Frank W. WILLIAMS, 82, of Waverly, N.Y., died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Sayre, the son of William and Lucinda Burlingame Williams.  He was a 1940 graduate of Waverly High School. Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and his wife owned and operated the Williams Beauty Salon of Waverly until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, where he served as deacon of the church and Sunday school teacher. He had a personal telephone ministry out of his home. He was also a member o the American Legion, Albany, N.Y. He was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Clark, and a sister, Veda Hendershot. Frank is survived by his wife, Helen, at home; his granddaughter and her spouse, Kimberly and Gary Short of Waverly, N.Y.; twin great-grandsons, Michael and Jesse Short; his sisters and a brother-in-law, Josephine and Norman Smith of Buffalo, N.Y., and Doris Frisbie of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sandra Clark of Sayre. Family and friends may call Sunday, April 25, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church Monday, April 26, 2004, at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Paul Barrett, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 18810.  Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WILLIAMS –HELEN W. DEPEW, 70 of RR 1 Box 204, Milan died Monday, Jan. 16, 1995 at the Sayre House.  Born Dec. 14, 1924 in New Era, Pa. she was the daughter of Edward and Lydia Wells Williams.  She attended Athens High School.  Over the years she did babysitting for several area families.  She was an active member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, the W.C.T.U. and the East Smithfield chapter of TOPS.  She is survived by her husband, Robert at home; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Nancy Depew of Garland, Texas and Terry and Linda Depew of Sayre; five grandchildren; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma and Frank Camp of Webster, N.Y. and Virginia and Ralph Darrow of Macedon, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a brother, Rayburn Williams and a sister, Marguerite Glathar.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kermit Shawder, pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAMS, Lena - The Evening Times, Monday, December 29, 1986 Lena E. Campbell 98, formerly of 412 Welles Ave. and Page Manor, Athens, died on Sunday, Dec. 28, 1986 at the Bradford County Manor. Born June 17, 1888 in Laquin (note-this is incorrect, her marriage license application lists her birthplace as Franklin), she was the daughter of Mahlon and Polly Ann McKeel Williams. Mrs. Campbell was employed by Marvin hardware Store and Clark Cleaners in Athens for many years. She held membership with the Athens United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Preceding her in death was her husband, D. LeRoy Campbell, a well-known insurance agent in Athens, on July 3, 1951. Surviving are two sons; Edward E. of Milan and Bernard D. of Dunedin, Fla; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at 3:30 Wednesday with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

WILLIAMS Leslie R. White
68, of Sayre, Pa died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Manhattan, N.Y., the daughter of the late Benjamin D. and Eleanore Poulos Williams. Leslie was employed with the O & O Dress Factory in Waverly and was a member of St. James Church in Waverly. She was a member of the American Legion Fort Sullivan Post 246, and V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post 1536. Leslie was a volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital, worked with the Salvation Army, with the Athens Area School District as an Adopt a Grandparent Program. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and loved watching her favorite television show, Law and Order. She is predeceased by her husband Harry White in 2009. Leslie is survived by her children John and Tammy Bussey Gough of Jacksonville, Fla., June Gallagher of Sayre, Pa., Christopher Gallagher of Owego, N.Y., Jannette Gallagher of Sayre, and Leslie Gallagher of Waverly; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; Enilda Frias Gallagher of Ithaca, N.Y.; her canine companions Patches and Spike; her cat Found; and many special long time friends. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Funeral services will follow at the Funeral Home at 4pm with the Deacon Warren Rutan officiating from St James Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Leslie’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, R.D. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Att: Clinical Coordinator. - Sayre Morning Times, October 19, 2010

WILLIAMS - MARION L. JACKSON
 Marion L. Jackson, 75, of Sayre, PA and New Smyrna Beach, FL, died Saturday, December 17, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 21, 1919 in LeRoy Township, the daughter of Ansil and Ruby West Williams.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. She was employed at GTE Sylvania for more than 20 years and she was a member of the Women's Club.  She was employed at the Valley Stockyards for many years. She is survived locally by a niece and her husband, Barbara and Edward Morse of Troy; a nephew and his wife, Michael and Susan Serfass and their son of Milan; and a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews in the Binghamton area. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd, in 1990. Funeral services were held December 20 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, PA 18848.(TGR, Thursday, December 22, 1994)

WILLIAMS - The Evening Times, January 16, 1965. Otto M. Williams, 64, of Elmira St., Sayre, RD 2, a lifelong Valley resident, died unexpectedly this morning at 4:20 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital with a heart attack late last night. Mr. Williams was an electrician for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 35 years, retiring about a year ago due to ill health. He was born in Athens and attended Athens schools. An avid sports follower, Mr. Williams was a former semi-professional baseball player. He once played for the Lehigh Valley Shops team. Mr. Williams also was well known as a local mistrel performer a number of years ago. His specialty was as an "end man". He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens; Sayre Elks Lodge; and of Local Lodge, 115, Electrical Workers Benefit Association. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lena Campbell of Athens, one brother, George Williams of Titusville, PA, and several cousins. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Augustus Batten, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. (note--Otto was the son of Jesse and Lettie (Bailey) Williams. He was raised by his grandparents, Mahlon and Polly (McKeel) Williams. The brother and sister listed in his obituary were in reality his aunt and uncle). Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

WILLIAMS Ruth A. Merrill, 75, of Athens, Pa. died
Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor following a brief illness.  She was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mabel ROGERS Williams.  Ruth was an avid reader. She was a previous member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and graduated from Sayre High School in 1954. Ruth worked for Bird Sumner Agency, and Taber & Taber in Jamestown, N.Y.  She is predeceased by her sons John Arthur, Ronald Lewis, David Wayne, and Richard Lee Merrill, siblings Pearl Williams, Barbara Kay, and Paul Williams.  Ruth is survived by her children Pamela Merrill of New York, and Danielle Staub of Wayne, N.J.; siblings Martha Westbrook of Sayre, Pa., Donald and Shirley Williams of Bend, Ore., and Harold and Melva Williams of Lowman, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 25, 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 6pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Day officiating from the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.  March 23, 2010, Sayre Morming Times.

RODNEY ARTHUR  “ART” WILLIAMS, 67, of Warren Center, Pa., died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at home.  He was born on April 28, 1938, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Guy and Josephine (Chaffee) Williams.  Art, as he was known by his family and friends, enjoyed spending time outdoors.  He also worked on tractors and enjoyed attending tough-truck races.  Art was an experienced brick mason and had worked for many area contractors.  He is survived by his sons, Edward and his wife, Sharlene Williams, James Williams and Shawn Williams; daughters Amy Graham and JoAnne Robinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Erwin and Mary (Nichols) Williams, and Bruce and Barb (Sutton) Williams; sisters, Cora Rockefeller, Mary and her husband, Ken Sivers; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Howard “Red” Williams, and son Steven Williams.  He will be greatly missed by friends, family and community.  Abiding with his wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens, Pa.  A time of sharing and remembering the special gift he was to all of us will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW Post Hall.  Caring services are under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.

GERALD WILLIAM WILSON I, 79, was born April 28, 1926 in Sayre, the son of William John Wilson and Eleanor Mae Robinson Wilson. He died on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at his home at 224 Center St., Athens, where he had lived since 1941. He will be greatly missed. Gerald served in the United States Navy in World War II. He was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Alaska, a cruiser battleship of which service he was very proud. He attended reunions of his shipmates as long as he was able, thoroughly enjoying them. When he returned from World War II, he finished his education at Athens High School, graduating in 1948. Gerald married Eloise Frantz of Sayre in Athens at the Athens Methodist Church parsonage on June 14, 1947. He worked at several industrial firms over the years, but retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. Since then, he and his wife loved to travel as long as he was able. He belonged to the Athens Firemen, No. 6 Department; the Athens American Legion Post No. 246, only recently resigning; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sayre Post No. 1536, and the Last Man's Club. He leaves his wife, four daughters and two sons and their families, whom he loved dearly. He is survived by: children, William (Lois) Wilson, Phyllis (David) Mawhirter, Gloria (Thomas) Cotter, Linda (Kenneth) Alger, Bonnie (John) Marotz and Gerald Wilson II and his fiancée Robin Myers; grandchildren, Rebecca, Jennifer and Patrick Wilson, Dylan Mawhirter, David Bostwick, Angela Alger-Walker and Brenda Alger, Clinton and Corey Marotz and Wendy Kline and Amanda Wilson; and 13 great-grandchildren. Gerald was predeceased by: his brothers, Donald and Stanley Wilson; half-brother, Charles Jones; and half-sisters, Dorothy Barrett and Katherine Rumpff. Friends and family may call Friday, June 3 from 10-11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will immediately follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Jeffery Wilkinson of Guthrie Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. The family requests no flowers; instead, please donate to Guthrie Hospice in memory of the wonderful care and guidance the family received from them while Gerald was so sick. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times June 3, 2005.

 

WINSLOW Harry L. Winslow

92, of Athens, Pa., died on August 9, 2012 at Dar-Way Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born on August 28, 1919, the son of the late Harvey L. and Lillian Garey Winslow.  Harry was a loving father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He was a Member of the Owego Church of the Nazarene. Harry was a veteran of WWII, having served with the Army Air Corps, and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He worked as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Pa. Harry was an avid gardener and enjoyed making dog houses. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Iona in 2003, granddaughter Kim Winslow, and sister Frances Winslow.  Harry is survived by his children Richard and Judy Winslow of Milan, Pa., and Joyce and Howard Schmidt of Elmira Heights, N.Y., grandchildren Penny Graninger, Jim Winslow, Connie Manberg, David Schmidt, Joshua Schmidt, and Angie Fischer, greatgrandchildren Dawn and Laura Graninger, Miranda Manberg, and Nathan and Rosemarie Fischer, sister Naomi Oliver of Rome, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Montague from the Waverly Nazarene Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Harry’s memory to the Guthrie Cancer Research Program, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – August 10, 2012

 

WINTER Dr. Fred Shipman Winter

Dr. Winter of North Coventry passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family Thursday, June 21, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Taylor Winter, and they recently celebrated a wedding anniversary of 49 years on April 6.  He was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on May 17, 1919, to Fred Hill Winter and Effie Kate (Ellsworth) Winter where he attended public schools in that city and completed formal college and medical education at the University of Kansas with additional postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine receiving a Master of Medical Science Degree for Graduate work in Radiology. He interned at Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA and did a Radiology Residency at Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He was a Visiting Observer at the Department of Radiology, Ulleval Hospital, Oslo, Norway and shorter periods in radiology departments Stockholm, Copenhagen, Leiden and London studying Cerebral and Cardiovascular Angiographic Methods.  He became a Research Fellow at the Cardiovascular Institute of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia PA, where he did pioneer work in developing a technique for coronary arteriography and received the Gold Medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society in 1958 for his success in this field. In 1961, he was made an honorary Fellow of the American College of Radiology.  He was a member of many radiological societies and authored many medical publications in his field.  Dr. Winter was a Radiologist at the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic for 9 years before coming to Pottstown in 1968 and was an Associate of Radiology on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for 25 years. The Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Montgomery County Medical Society honored Dr. Winter in 1994 for his 50 years in the service of medicine.  As a member of the Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Winter served in both WW2 and the Korean conflict with additional time in the active Submarine Reserves with Rank of Commander.  He pursued interests outside of his professional career. He received a Medal from the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and given Honorary Member status in the Society in 2011. He was a member of The Quaker City Farmers, a Paul Harris Fellow in Pottstown Rotary, past president of the Valley Forge Chapter American Rhododendron Society and past National Board Member of the American Rhododendron Society. He was an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Scabbard and Blade and Phi Chi fraternity while at college.  One of his many talents was a love for rhododendrons and azaleas and as a Master Gardener his garden was selected to be included in the Archives of American Gardens, Horticulture Services Division, Smithsonian Institution in 2002. He was actively caring for his gardens until recently. He joined the Coventry Singers at their inception and did solo work at many of their concerts. His interest in the environment led him to write many editorial letters to The Mercury. He started a program to educate the school children about the health hazards of tobacco and other addictive substances and personally visited many elementary classrooms in the Pottstown vicinity during his retirement. Fred had a kindness and genuine interest in people and made lasting friendships easily. Dr. Winter volunteered with CARE-MEDICO to train radiology residents in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1966 as well as help McCormick Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand to improve their radiology department. He lectured to the Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch 1984 and joined a Rotary Polio Plus group helping immunize children in New Delhi, India in 2001. He and Mrs. Winter have traveled extensively worldwide.  Dr. Winter is survived by three beautiful children - daughter, Elizabeth Ellsworth Winter Temple, wife of Dr. Patrick Temple of New Salem, MA; son, John Shipman Winter of Park City, UT and son, Robert Lovell Winter, husband of Kelly Kaiser Winter of Albuquerque, NM. Six beautiful Grandchildren, Alexandra Elizabeth, Jacob Alan and James Patrick Temple and Mason Mandeville, Avery Kate and Brady Burdell Winter. His brother, Burdell Smith Winter, was killed in the ski troops in Italy in 1945 and his sister, Laura Winter McKnight, predeceased him in 2011. He became an Associate Member of the WW2 10th Mountain Ski Division and honored his brother’s memory by building and donating a mountain ski-in cabin (Uncle Bud’s Hut) along the 10th Mountain Ski Trail in Colorado. A memorial service will be celebrated at First Presbyterian Church, Pottstown, on Friday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be Saturday, June 30, at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown Endowment Fund, 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown, Pa. 19464 or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – June 25, 2012

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifWINTERS, EUGENE J. ‘GENE’, 101, formerly of Athens, left this world on Saturday, July 17, 2004, to join his family and friends who have predeceased him – his parents; brothers, Bryan, Huey, Algie, Pinky and Ducky; his sisters, Esther Frost and Alice Fitzgerald; and his friend, Louise.  Born in Athens, on June 7, 1903, he was a son of Eugene and Esther McVaugh Winters.  He attended school in Athens, where he was active in football, basketball and baseball.  After school he worked at an S.A.T.C. Camp in Ft. Meade, Md.  He played baseball during that era and then umpired baseball.  He played semi-pro baseball in this area for a number of years.  Gene was first employed by William C. Horn Co., building highways in several states.  Next he was foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda from 19435 to 1939.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  After the war he worked at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 13 years.  He was an active member of the Athens Protection Hose Co. No. 1.  He was fire chief of the department and was instrumental in the change from a fire bell to the siren system for calling firemen to a fire.  He was a life member of the Protection Hose Co. No. 1.  He will be missed by his nieces; nephews; best friend, Mary Faith, and her family; Nellie Bunn; and by his many, many friends he made through the years.  The family will provide flowers.  Family and friends may call Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor of St. John Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

WITMER - William T. "Nick" Witmer, 81, of 210 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, surrounded by his loved ones. Nick was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Shamokin, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Anna Witmer. Nick graduated from Coal Township High School in 1944 and upon graduation entered the Army Air Force, where he was a corporal during Wold War II. After the war, Nick went to Springfield, Mo., to photo engraving and developing school and graduated in 1950. Thereafter, he began working at the Evening Times newspaper in Sayre in 1951 as the photo engraver. He continued in that position and as production manager for the next 50 years until he retired in 2001. In addition, Nick and his brother Fritz owned Fritz and Nick's Bar in Athens from 1965 to 1976. Nick was a member of the Sayre Elks for more than 55 years and the Tioga County Club for more than 30 years. He loved golfing with his brother Fritz and thoroughly enjoyed college football, rooting on his Miami Hurricanes. Nick had a strong and kind heart and always had time to shake a hand, share a smile and tell a story. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and following the exploits of his grandchildren. Nick was predeceased by: his former wife, Charlene "Dudie"; his parents, George and Anna Witmer; and his brother, George "Fritz" Witmer. Nick is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law; Tom and Michele Witmer of Sayre, Craig and Deborah Witmer of Sayre, and Mark and Deborah Witmer of Chicago, Ill., and his grandchildren, Suzanne, Leah, Tim, Kali, Bob, Maggie, Kelsey, Kaitlyn and Nicole. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia "Gin" Witmer of Waverly, N.Y., and many special nieces. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. A memorial service to celebrate Nick's life will be held after calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Andrew Hzodovitiz of the Church of the Epiphany officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Mass cards will be available at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, 14 April 2008

WOLCOTT - Daily Review
Bruce E. Wolcott, 45, of Sayre RR 1, Wildwood Road, Athens Township, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Feb. 19, 1957, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Bernard and Margaret White Wolcott Sr. Bruce attended Sayre High School. On Jan. 24, 1987, he married the former Fae Silkman in Waverly, N.Y. Bruce was a member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co., Sayre, and Sayre American Legion Post No. 283. Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his special Dad, Dick Wolcott. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. Surviving are: his wife, Fae Wolcott of Sayre; a daughter and son-in-law, Kesha and Christopher Webster of Virginia; two grandchildren, Brooke and Dylan; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Marion Wolcott of Athens Township; a half-brother, Robert Carrington of Ulster; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Wolcott Jr. and Donald Wolcott. A graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. A luncheon and time of reflection will be held at the J.E. Wheelock Hose Co., Sayre, following the service. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848; American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701; or to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, Litchfield Road, Box 99, Sayre, Pa. 18840, in Mr. Wolcott's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

GERSLEY H. ‘BUD’ WOLCOTT, JR., 67 of Sayre, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born May 12, 1937 in Sayre, he was the son of Gersley H. and Ruby Hall Wolcott. Bud was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his dog Daisie. Bud was predeceased by: his parents and a brother, Gerald Wolcott.
He is survived by: his significant other Pat of 20 years; his sons, Brian and Jacqueline Wolcott of Waverly, Bret and Marie Wolcott of Elmira, Bruce and Tina Wolcott of Sayre; step-son, John Graham of Sayre; nine grandchildren, with a close granddaughter, Morgan; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Ron and Alberta Wolcott of Waverly, Patrick Wolcott of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Shirley and Richard Dildine of Athens, Barbara Northrup of Athens; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call Monday, March 28, 2005 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Roland Romig officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. At the family's request, casual dress is appropriate. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Evening Times March 26, 2005.

WOLFE - Daily Review
Harvey M. Wolfe, 86, of RR 1 Milan, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a short illness, He was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Brookville, Pa., the son of Harry B. and Polly Mae Smith Wolf. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan during World War II. After the war, he returned to Sayre and was employed as a clothing cutter for Blue Swan Mills. He retired from Joseph and Fice in Cleveland. He married the former Nellie Bell Laughlin on Dec. 16, 1934, in Waverly, N.Y., and she predeceased him July 2, 1994. He was a member of the F&AM No. 70, Athens, for 52 years, and a life member of the Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 VFW of Sayre. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Betty J. and Phillip Bailey, and daughter, Pauline Brennan, all of Athens; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Alma Malcolm of Erie; and brothers, Leroy and Paul Wolfe, both of Brookville, and Gardner Wolfe of Reisterstown, Md.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18854. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WOOD - Evening Times
Betty J. O'Connell, 79, of Cady Avenue, Nichols, N.Y., died peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 2004 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y. Betty was born on Jan. 9, 1925 at home in Waverly, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Hattie (Myers) Wood.
For many years, Betty owned and operated Sunny Acres Florist in Owego. She was a member of the Nichols American Legion Auxiliary; Elmwood Rebekah Lodge No. 273, where she served as Past Noble Grand and Past District Deputy President; and a charter member of the Nichols Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. The United Way of Tioga County formally recognized Betty for her long-term volunteer efforts on behalf of United Way. Betty enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking, reading and being surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Betty is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Thomas Toot of Windham, Pa., and Susan and Thomas Field of Nichols; a son, Dr. Raymond O'Connell of Catskill; her special grandchildren, Brandy Sue Field, Mary O'Connell, Timothy O'Connell and Jeffrey Toot; her nieces, Jane (Don) Chrysler and Doris Bensley; and nephews, Ray (Marie) Bensley, Scott O'Connell and Curt O'Connell. Betty was predeceased by: her husband, William O'Connell; an infant son, William Raymond O'Connell; sisters, Cecil Bowman, Hazel Wood and Ethel Bensley; nephew, Alfred Bensley; niece, Lillian Bensley; and a brother-in-law, Raymond McKenna O'Connell. Abiding with Betty's wishes, there will be no calling hours. At her request, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. A time of remembering the special gift Betty was to all of us will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her great-niece, the Rev. Jane Bensley, officiating. Interment will be held in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Dept., P.O. Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812; the Tioga Center Fire Dept., P.O. Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845; or the Activities Fund at the Tioga Nursing Facility, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of Betty J. O'Connell Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WOOD - Fordham F. Wood Jr., 84, of Athens Township, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family. Fordham passed from this life in the same manner by which he lived; peacefully and with dignity. A lifelong resident of Athens Township, Fordham was born on Feb. 7, 1923 in Athens Township on Elmira Street, where the Veteran's Administration Clinic is currently located. He is the son of the late Fordham F. Sr. and Ruth Jennings Wood. Fordham attended McDuffee Street School and Sayre High School, where he was a member of the high school band and lettered on the track team. He graduated in 1941. He was employed as a trainman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad from 1942 to 1943 and entered the U.S. Navy in May of 1943 where he later received an honorable discharge in May of 1946 as a Storekeeper 2nd Class. On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Anna Evancho in Shortsville, N.Y., with whom he has three daughters, Sharon, Charlene and Cheryl. In 1946 he became a partner with his father in Wood's Farm Supply in Athens. From 1949-1954 he was a member of the Sullivan and Bradford County Naval Reserve Volunteer Unit. In 1964 he was one of the original members of the Athens Township Police Department and was employed as a patrolman for 21 years prior to becoming District Justice. Following the 1972 Agnes Flood he was a member of the Athens Borough PAC Committee. In 1976 Fordham served as a member of the Valley Bicentennial Committee. In 1985 he was first elected District Justice and re-elected in 1991. District Justice Wood was a member of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania, and also a former member of the legislative committee of that organization. On Jan. 5, 1993, District Justice Wood was appointed Senior Justice effective Feb. 8, 1993. Senior Justice Wood's other community activities and memberships include member and past commander of the American Legion, Waverly, past commander of Tioga County American Legion, past Chef de Guerre Bradford/Sullivan Voiture 40 & 8 member, Sampson World War II Veterans Association, member and past president of the Athens Rotary Club and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. Fordham served as treasurer for the Bradford County Republican Committee and as a Committeeman from Athens Township. He was a past member and treasurer of Diahoga Hose Co. 6, Athens, past President Athens Borough Fire Police, past President Athens Borough/Township Auxiliary Police and a former member of Athens Township Fire Police. He is predeceased by his parents; sister, Lois Vaughn; and brother, Rodney Wood. Fordham is survived by: the love of his life, wife Anna Wood, of 61 years at home; three daughters, Sharon and Thomas Van Fleet, Athens Township, Charlene Smith, Horseheads, N.Y., Cheryl Wood Walter and Gregory Walter, Athens Township; grandchildren, Thomas Jr. and Julie Van Fleet, Brian and Matthew Van Fleet, Alex, Michael and Lauren Walter, and John M. Smith; great-grandchildren, Devin Van Fleet and Ashlyn Van Fleet; and a brother-in-law, Jack Vaughn, West End, N.C. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church on Main Street, with Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, following the service. In lieu of flowers in accordance with his wishes; memorial donations may be made in Fordham's memory to Athens Township Police Benevolent Fund, 45 Herrick Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840 or Sayre High School Marching Band Uniform Fund, 333 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning-Times, 22 January 2008

 

WOOD Nancy E. (Wood) McQueeney

49, of Owego, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 as the result of an automobile accident. Nancy was born June 29, 1962 in Franklin, N.J., the daughter of Gerald L. Wood of Waverly and Margaret A. (Archer) Wood of Monroeton. They moved back to the Valley when she was 2 years old. She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1980.  Nancy was a proud employee of IBM Owego/Lockheed Martin and most recently the Owego/Apalachin School District.  She is survived by her beloved daughter Madison McQueeney; her mother Margaret; sister Susan (and William) Leonhardt of Lucama, N.C. and their children Marc Leonhardt and Stacy (Leonhardt) Gravely; great-nieces Helena and Madalyn Gravely; her brother Lance (and Jill) Wood of Columbia, Mo.; and her nephew Owen. Nancy is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Her former husband Mark McQueeney also survives along with a host of close friends.  She was predeceased by her father, Gerald Wood.  Nancy was a special person who emanated goodwill and love for everyone she touched. She was always willing to lend a hand to those in need and generous with her time for charity. She recently had helped evacuate a nursing home in the Owego flood area and she was involved in several charities especially Traci's Hope of Apalachin established for her friend Traci Gibson who battled breast cancer.  Nancy loved spending time with Madison, her family and friends, as well as antiquing, and boating on Cayuga Lake. Her laughter, love and spirit will be missed by all those who were close to her.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may kindly consider donations to a scholarship fund for Madison McQueeney and Traci's Hope, P.O. Box 504, Apalachin, NY 13732.    Towanda Daily Review – October 10, 2011  

 

WOOD,  Ruth M. SOPER, 86 of 133 Providence St., Waverly, NY died Wednesday July 9, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born August 9, 1916 in Painted Post, NY the daughter of Robert C. and Irene E. Beach Wood. She attended the Christian Life Church of Waverly and use to be a volunteer for the Melodears and Melodebs of Owego. Ruth enjoyed reading her Bible.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Shirley Hunsinger, a son, William R. Soper, a sister Betty Manuel and a grandson, Donald Soper.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Robert Fiske of RR #1, Athens, PA; Bettie and William Wolcott of Sayre, PA; Yolanda Soper of California, Doris and Kenneth Nichols of Sayre; her son and daughter-in-law; Kenneth, Sr., and Rose Soper of Waverly, NY; her sons, Mark Soper of Waverly; Roger Dale Soper of Waverly; 31 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Saturday from Noon-1:00p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral services will follow there at 1:00p.m. With her pastor, Rev. Curtis Carter, pastor of the Christian Life Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. .

 

WESLEY L. WOOD, 74 of Sayre died Oct. 7, 2000 at his summer home in Canton.  Born May 2, 1926 in Canton, Wesley was the son of Lawrance and Lena Sherman Wood.  Wesley worked at Trayer Products in Elmira and was an avid treasure hunter.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #283, V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post #1536, the mid-Atlantic air museum and a life member of the J. E. Wheeloch Hose Company.  Wesley served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He was a combat wounded veteran, and received a Purple Heart.  He enjoyed his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Pauline in 1993, son Ralph Wood and 2 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Wavley and Samantha Chapman.  Wesley is survived by; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Randal Leas of Reading; son, Carlton Wood of the Valley; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Eva Wood of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Neva Wood of Tallahassee, Fla. and Marguarite Wilson of Waverly, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and one uncle.  Friends and family may call Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 from 7-9 p.m.  A military funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 at 10 a.m. with Rev. William Wells officiating.  Skiff-Bower Post #1536 will perform the military service.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WOODBURN Daniel Joseph "Woody" Woodburn

59, of 45 Ridge Road, Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at his home following an extended illness. Dan was born in Waverly, N.Y. on Aug. 8, 1954, the son of Blanche Bennett Woodburn and the late Reese Woodburn. In early years, he lived in Elmira Heights, N.Y., Florida and later moved to Athens to attend school. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School's class of 1972 and subsequently served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1974 to 1977.Following completion of his military service, Dan was employed by Kohler, Inc. in Florida and in years to follow was employed locally by Calvin Cole Construction, Douglas Brothers Paving, Croft Ford and the Bradford County Correctional Facility until his health began to decline. Dan was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed motorcycle riding, NASCAR and football. He also enjoyed his extensive collection of milk bottles and dairy memorabilia. Dan was a member of Athens American Legion Post No. 246, the Disabled American Veterans Association and the North Barton Grange. He was a life member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre. Dan loved his family and was a dedicated husband and father. He had a true zest for life and actively lived it to the fullest. He has left his mark on the hearts of those who loved him. He is survived by his wife, Tracy L. Brown Woodburn, whom he married on July 3, 1986; his daughter, Rachel R. Woodburn and Ben "Bean" Bullock of Candor, N.Y.; mother, Blanche Carlin of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Linda and Carl Nichols of Apopka, Fla., Kathy Scott of Titusville, Fla.; brothers, Michael Woodburn of Fallon, Nev., Patrick Woodburn of Apopka, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, cousins; lifelong friend, Tim Heskell; many good friends and his best pal, Stinky. He was preceded in death by his father, Reese Woodburn, on Oct. 4, 1969.A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa., with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Waverly or Tioga Central Football Teams in Dan's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – September 11, 2013

 

WOODRUFF - Evening Times
Arvena L. Johnson, 66, of Windham died unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 14, 2005 at her home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1937 in Waverly, a daughter of Earl and Fannie (Mansfield) Woodruff. Arvena was predeceased by: her husband of 47 years Edward A. Johnson; her mother and step-father, Fannie and Max Kluglein; her father, Earl Woodruff; and brother, Raymond Woodruff. She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Ann and Gary Bydairk of Sayre and Sue Ellen and Harold Hall of Nichols; her sons and daughter-in-law, Albert E. and Debi Johnson of Nichols and William E. Johnson of Windham; brothers and sisters-in-law, James E. and Val Woodruff of Clairmont, Fla. and George and Ann Woodruff of Titusville, Fla.; six special grandchildren, Steven Hockenberry, Chris Purtell, Katie Cartwright, Molly Jo Johnson, Jesse Johnson, and Rebecca Hall; a great grandson, Cole Cartwright, beloved cousins, Goldie Pace, Cindy and Yvonne Mansfield; and her best friends Sharon Card and Elise Cronk. Arvena enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, sewing, and being surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She liked NASCAR racing, reading and traveling with family and friends. Her heart was open to strays, animals and human alike, over the years there have been many. She was always lending a helping hand to others. Arvena and her caring ways will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services and celebration of Arvena's life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Linda J. Gaige, pastor of Lounsberry United Methodist Church, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the chapel. Following the services and abiding with her wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Twp. Ambulance or the Bradford Co. Humane Society in loving memory of Arvena L. Johnson. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WOODRUFF Marie B. - Marie B. Hicks, 85, Sayre, Pa. died
on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on March 23, 1925 in Sayre the daughter of the late Howard and Florence Oliver Woodruff. Marie graduated from Sayre High School and was employed as an inspector with Blue Swan Mills and a secretary with Horton Electric, Waverly, NY. She was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church. Marie belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star #23, Sayre for 50 years. She enjoyed lunches at Beeman’s, family gatherings, and time spent with her rummage sale pal and coffee clutch comrade Barbara Johnson. She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Donald, brothers Richard and Edward Woodruff, and sister Ruby Shaffer.
Marie is survived by her children Robert and Ann Hicks of Nuneaton, UK, Joanne and Douglas Adams of Huntersville, N.C., and Verne and Eileen Hicks of Monroeton, Pa.; grandchildren Michael, Kevin, Jesse and Jeremy Hicks, and Katherine Covington; great-grandchildren Chloe, Thomas, Isabell, and Jessica Hicks, and Harvey Covington, and long-time and forever best friend Barbara Johnson, and her husband Carl, and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. on Sunday, June13, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Marie’s memory to: Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 2121 Reach Road, P.O. Box 3292. Williamsport, PA 17701. – Sayre Morning Times, June 10, 2010

WILLIS W. WOODRUFF
 Willis W. "Woody" Woodruff, 77, of Barton, NY died suddenly at his home on May 15, 1990. He was born September 24, 1912 in Monroeton, PA, a son of John and Mae (Alexander) Woodruff. He retired from General Electric Company in Elmira in 1975 after 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Alice Belle (Hoffman) Woodruff at home; daughter and son-in-law, Marion and James Brooks Jr., Gillett, PA; sister, Ruth Dean of Shortsville, NY; sister-in-law, Florence Greer of Waverly, NY; half brother, Leon Woodruff, Troy, PA; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 18 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY with Pastor Rev. Penelope Rahm officiating and interment following in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad or the Smithboro United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

WOODWARD Eleanor W. Bowen, 84
02/02/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Eleanor W. Bowen, 84, formerly of North Towanda and 703 N. Elmira Ave, Sayre, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, after a short illness.  She was born April 7, 1917, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of Harry and Jeanette Krantz Woodward. She was a 1935 graduate of Sayre High School.  Eleanor was formerly employed at Kisner Jewelry store in Towanda for 10 years. She enjoyed golfing, sewing and knitting. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Athens. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Stephan and Jackie Bowen of Sayre; grandson, Christopher of Sayre; and two nieces, Judy Minard and Martha Walters. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, on July 4, 2001, and a sister, Helen Howard. Family and friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with her pastor, the Rev. Michael Hughes, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. 18848.

WORTHINGTON –JEAN W. WILSON age 94 of Gillett, PA died Thursday, June 10, 2004 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born September 16, 1909 in Dushore, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Jennie (Rose) Worthington.  Jean was a Registered Nurse for many years having worked for the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, and in later years was the plant nurse for the Westinghouse Corp., Elmira, NY.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandma.  She loved needlework and enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City. Surviving are two very special granddaughters, Theresa (John) Boslett of Corning, NY, and Patricia (Tim) Sherwood of Elmira, NY; three great-grandchildren; special niece, Jean Robinson; sister-in-law, Ruth Wilson; loving friend and caregiver, Betty Straight.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Wilson; son, Joseph Wilson; brother, Chauncey Worthington; and sister, Georgia Johnston. Family and friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Saturday, June 12, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Major of St. Ann's Parish officiating.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA immediately following.  –Elmira Star Gazette

WRIGHT Anson Wright, age 74, of Union City, died Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center. He was born on March 27, 1935 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Alfred and Christine STEVENS Wright.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School and Penn State University. He then went on to receive his Masters Degree from Yale University. Anson served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves. Anson was a well known forester throughout New York and Pennsylvania up until his retirement. He enjoyed walking and hunting at his son's hunting camp in Bear Lake and very much enjoyed participating in his grandchildren's sporting events. He also loved buying and selling cars.  Anson was a member of the Penn State Alumni, Society of American Forestry and the South Mountain Hunting Club. He was also a member of the Elks Club and Moose club in Union City.  Anson is survived by his wife of 37 years, D. Elaine Wright; five children, Joy Wright MacDade and her husband Dennis, John Wright and his wife Anneliese, Anson Wright Jr. and his wife Lori, Kimberly Platz and her husband David, and Nicole BURGESS. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kayla, Bradley, Danny, Patrick, Brittany, Ryan, and Kirsten. His sisters, Beverly King and her husband Kenneth and Madaline Olson also survive.  Friends may attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th St., (at Powell Ave) Erie, PA 16506.  Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 in Tioga Point Cemetery, 803 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  January 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WRIGHT - Brock David Wright, died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. on Sunday, July 27, 2008.  He was born July 27, 2008, the infant son of Stacy Lynn Blow and Steven Wright of Elmira.  Brock was predeceased by his uncles, Tim Blow, David Wright and his aunt, Debra Blow.  He is survived by his parents, Stacy Lynn Blow and Steven Wright of Elmira; his sister, Lillian Grace Wright, at home; his maternal grandparents, Darlene Greene of Athens, Daniel (Teresa) Blow of Waverly; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Lois Wright of Sayre; his maternal great-grandparents, Charlene Greene of Waverly; Burton and Fairburn Blow of Waverly; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Private services will be held at a later time at the convenience of the family. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens has been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Submitted by RKW.  Sayre Morning Times.

WRIGHT - Grace E. Grodivant, 92, formerly of Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.  Born May 21, 1916 in Scipio Center, N.Y. the daughter of the late John C. and Rose Marie Parker Wright.  She graduated as salutatorian from Waverly High School in 1934. She received the D.A.R. good citizenship award and was editor of the Spotlight and the Class Journal. In 1937 she graduated fro the RPH School of Nursing where she was editor of the yearbook. After graduation she accepted the position of assistant night supervisor at RPH. After her marriage to Seth Grodivant she was a private duty nurse at RPH and Tioga General Hospital. She volunteered for the American Society for almost 50 years and also for the Dave Smith Run when it can into being. She was formerly a member of Eastern Star.  Grace was a member of the Sayre Business and Professional Women, now known as Valley Business Women. The Kiwanis Club named her volunteer of the year, and the Dave Smith Run also honored her with their volunteer of the year award. In 2002 she received the woman of the year award from Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and in 2005 the Valley Business Women Network made her their woman of the year. Her life was spent volunteering and helping others.  Grace is survived by her daughter, Anne Marie and Raymond Wood of S. Waverly, Pa.; two grandsons, Brian of Emola, Pa. and Darin of Apopka, Fla.; granddaughter, Linda and Stanley Novidor of Sayre; and her great-granddaughter, Ashley and her fiancee John Andzulis of Sarasota, Fla. A stepsister Charlotte and John Stevens of Columbia Cross Roads. She leaves many special friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband Seth Grodivant, Jan. 28, 1993.  A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Grace’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Vincent Langan honoring her memory at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to: American Cancer Socity, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  RHW.  The Sayre Morning Times

WRIGHT –MARY GERTRUDE WRIGHT BAKER, 86 of 215 Olive St., Sayre died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in East Smithfield May 23, 1910, she was the daughter of Jason and Gertrude Crane Wright.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1929.  She was a former member of the Athens Ladies Library Club and a member of the DAR – Tioga Point Chapter.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jean Baker of Sayre; daughter-in-law, Jennett Borson of Greentown, Pa.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several cousins.  She was predeceased by a son, William in 1973; her husband, H. Frank Baker in 1982 and a sister, Ruth Needham in 1990.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made to the Gideons Society, Box 23, Troy, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

WRIGHT - Evening Times December 2003
Melany Wright Horvat, 52, of 512 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 29, 1951, she was the daughter of Mark and Anna Lee Tillotson Wright. She was the owner of Right Choice Mortgage Co. in Waverly for over five years and was a loan officer in Rochester for many years. She was the vice president of the Waverly Rotary Club, was active in the foreign exchange student program and was a soccer mom. She was an active member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, where she was on the finance committee and the handbell choir. She is survived by: her husband, Jacob; two sons, Travis and Mary Horvat of Waverly and Troy, at home; one grandchild, Hunter, of Waverly; her parents, Mark and Anna Lee Wright of Waverly; four sisters, Paula Thompkins of Waverly, Marjorie and Eddie Vann of Odessa, Texas, Regina Thompson of Odessa and Beth Wright of Lockwood, N.Y.; four brothers, Stephen and Gina Wright of Waverly, Jeffrey and Penny Wright of Lockwood, Mark and Stacey Wright of Grand Forks, N.Y., and Joseph and Holly Wright of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Horvat College Fund, 512 Clark St., Waverly, NY 14892. Submitted By Carol Hoose Brotzman

YARRINGTON - CATER MAY ADELL
Cater, May Adell, age 90 of 115 Cliff St., Sayre, Monday, April 23, 1973 at the Carpenter Nursing Home, Athens, Pa. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the Funeral Home Thursday 11 a.m., the Rev. Albert Greene officiating. Burial at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stein, Sayre; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Tracy, Waverly; Mrs. Donald (Marian) Drew, Sayre; Mrs. Daniel (Vic) North, Athens; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; Mrs. Cater a valley resident since 1900 was a communicant of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, a former Sunday School teacher and a member of the St. Mary’s Guild of that church.

Volume LV, #16, Thursday, April 18, 1918
YATES - (Local News)  Thomas George Yates, who formerly made his home with William Kennedy near Springfield, died Sunday morning of last week at a hospital in Elmira.  He is survived by his niece, Mrs. Louis Barnes, with whom he made his home at 114 West LaFrance St., Elmira, and two halve brothers—George N. Yates of Towanda and John T. Yates of Sayre.  The funeral was held at the Wilson Undertaking Rooms in Elmira on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Boyd officiating.  Interment was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

YORK - Daily Review
Joyce O. "Joy" Jordan of 222 Chestnut St., Athens, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born in Sayre, the daughter of Fred and Cora Wayman York, she was a graduate of Sayre High School. Joy was formerly employed at the Sayre House for 10 years. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens as a deacon, elder, president of the Women's Association and was the Lackawanna Presbytery representative. Joy was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in 1983, and a son-in-law, David Port, in 1994. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kent and Gloria Jordan of Sayre, Dale and Jean Jordan of Montrose, Pa., Suzanne Port and Buck Tappan of Sayre, and Kevin and Mary Kay Jordan of Omaha, Neb.; a son, Alan Jordan of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Willem Bodisco Massink, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 622 1/2 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

YOUNG Helen Frances Erb

87, of Barton, N.Y., died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City, Fla., following an extended illness.  She was born on July 28, 1925 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald A. and Beatrice M. Post Young.  Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Helen was a waitress at Yanuzzi’s Restaurant for many years and worked at Cheney’s Corner Cupboard in Sayre, Pa., until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, walking on the beach and shopping at her favorite dollar store. Christmas was Helen’s favorite time of year.  She is predeceased by her husband William; sister Mary M. Phillips; brothers-in-law Ed Phillips, Donald Patterson; and nephew Don Patterson.  Helen is survived by her children: William (Susan) Erb of Federal Way, Wash., Richard (Sue) Erb of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Pamela (Rick) Woods of Barton, N.Y., and Melissa (Jim) Jacques of Winslow, Maine; grandchildren: Chris (Julie) Erb, Billy Erb, Jennifer Erb, Kelly Erb, Kaitlyn Erb, Michael and Jamie Winters, Nicholas (Jessica) Woods, Michael (Rachel) Jacques, and Thomas (Brooke) Jacques, great-grandchildren Christian and Ashton Erb, and Hunter Woods; siblings: Emery (Joan) Young of Fla., Fred (Lucy) Young of Horseheads, N.Y., Louis (Geraldine) Young of Waverly, N.Y., and Reva (Leo) Cardi of Athens, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend and companion Everett Potter of Orange City, Fla.  Friends and family may call on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 from 12 – 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 2 p.m., with the Rev. Donna Taylor Martin officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.  Sayre Morning Times – February 8, 2013

 

YOUNG Mary M. Phillips, 77, of Waverly, N.Y. pass away Monday morning April 19, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born February 14, 1933 in Athens, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Gerald Young and Beatrice FLICK Young.  Mary loved traveling, candy making, taking bus trips, and shopping. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, she especially loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Surviving are her daughters, Karen Cerio of Waverly, Mary Jo Mitchell and her husband, Tom of Lock Haven, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Carla Patterson of Rapid City, SD.; her grandchildren, Ashley Brown (Joe), Brad Mitchell (Ellen), Morgan Cerio  (Max),  Lindsey Hagerman and her husband Dan, Danielle  Patterson, Courtney Mitchell, Tiffany Patterson; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Brown, Joey Brown, Olivia Brown, Deakon Cerio, Delila Gesford, and Audrey Patterson; her brothers and sisters, Helen Erb and her companion Everett of Orange City, Fla., Emery Young and his wife Joan of Zephyrhills, Fla., Frederick Young and his wife Lucy of Horseheads, N.Y., Louis Young and his wife Geraldine of Waverly, Reva Cardi and her husband, Leo of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald PATTERSON, her second husband, Edwin Phillips, and her son Donald Patterson.  A memorial service will be held  Saturday April 24, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, Chemung St., Waverly with the Rev. Ann Bey Canfield, pastor officiating. The family will receive friends from Saturday 4 to 5 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 in Mary M. Phillips memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  April 21, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

ZELLER - HAGAR, Dorothy (Zeller)
Rochester: February 3, 1915 - Dec. 20, 2009. Formerly of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond Zeller and Lora (Horton) (Zeller) Schraeder; brothers, Newton and Leon "Bill" Zeller; sister, Mildred Baran. Survived by her sons, Donald (Candy) of Garret, IN and Gerry of FL; her daughter, Patty (Jeff) Williams of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Kurt, Kirsten (Richard), Dawn, Rhonda (William), Melissa (Chris), Beth (Dan), Jennifer (Gino), Kevin (Tara Didrence) and Teri (Glen); her sister, Helen Young of Rome, PA; many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dottie was a 1936 graduate of Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing. She spent more than 40 years in the nursing field working at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and in several doctor's offices. She was a very loving, caring and understanding sister, mother, grandmother and Nana. We will miss her.  Funeral Services and spring interment in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness for someone.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 22, 2009

ZELLER - Mildred Zeller Baran, 90, died peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Sentara Nursing Care Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Formerly a resident of Athens, PA, she has called Virginia Beach home for 19 years.  She is the daughter of the late Lora HORTON Zeller and Raymond B. Zeller.  Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Charles Baran and brothers Newton Zeller and Leon Zeller.  Mildred is survived by two daughters Bonnie Gurney and husband Dale of Virginia Beach, VA and Janice Karoleev of Wilkes-Barre, PA four grandchildren Christina Covington and Husband Christopher, Cynthia Tucker and husband Stephen, Jamey Bryant, and Tammy Irvine, and eight great-grandchildren, Benjamin Covington, Laura Covington, Ashley Tucker, Vernon Irvine, Jr., Morgan Irvine, Akilah Bethal, Lindsey Bryant and Christina Perez.  Survivors also include sisters Dorothy Hager and Helen Crain Young, and brother-in-law George Myron Baran, sister-in-law Betty Baran and many nieces and nephews.  Mildred was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She taught us to laugh, to respect, to hug and to visit often.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you to touch someone's life with kindness by making a donation to the American Cancer Society.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 11:00am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.  Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit.

ZEPPA  Berneda STADNICK, 74, of 117 Cole St., Sayre, died Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2003 at her home, following an extended illness.  Born March 24, 1928 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary HORVATH ZEPPA.  In earlier years, Berneda and her husband, Walter STADNICK, owned and operated the Midway Inn in Barton, N.Y., and Walt's Tavern on the Eastside of Sayre. She was also employed by Thompson's Tavern in Waverly, N.Y. Later, she was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens until the time of her retirement.  Berneda was a member of the Lodge Roma Madre, Order Sons of Italy, No. 1342, Sayre. Surviving are: her longtime companion, John A. LATINI of Sayre; brother, Andrew HORVATH of Paradise, Mich.; nieces, Mary THOMPSON BROUGHAM of Waverly, Jean ZEPPA of Chemung, N.Y., and Nancy MOORE of Athens; nephews, Joseph ZEPPA III of Athens, Jerry ZEPPA of Baltimore, Md., James ZEPPA of Baltimore and Jan Richard ZEPPA of Hershey, Pa.; a great-niece, Natalie BROUGHAM of Waverly; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter STADNICK, in 1973; a sister, Margaret HORVATH THOMPSON; and brothers, Michael HORVATH and Joseph ZEPPA II.  At Berneda's request, there are no calling hours or services.  Interment will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Berneda STADNICK'S memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.

ZIMMER - Charles T. "Tim" Zimmer, 77, of 364 Pennsylvania Ave., South Waverly, diedpeacefully at home on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 with his family at his side, after a briedf illness.  Born Jan. 6, 1925 in Lockwood, NY, he was the son of John and Eunice LATTIMER ZIMMER.  He worked at American Bridge Works in Horseheads, NY, for 34 years and then went to work for Stroeman Brothers Bakery in Sayre for 10 years.  He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater.  Mr. Zimmer was a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post NO. 1536 of Sayre, American Lefion Post No. 283 of Milltown, NY No. 8041 of Waverly, NY.  He is survivied by; children, Charles T. Zimmer Jr. of Sayre, connie Robinson of Overton, PA, John Zimmer and his wife Babette of Athens, Dale Zimmer and his wife Bonnie of Elmira, NY, Gale Zimmer and his wife Tammy of Elmira, NY, Brain Zimmer and his wife Mary of Syracuse and Angela Zimmer of Waverly; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Denny and Mary Zimmer of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Zimmer was predeceased by his wife, Janet, in 1993; sister, Savanah Hill and brother George Zimmer.  Family and friends may call Friday May 24 from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.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.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa 18848; or Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 23 May 2002.

DENNIS G. ZIMMER 86, of Sayre, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born March 12, 1920 in Waverly, N.Y. the son of the late John and Eunice (Lattimer) Zimmer.  He married Mary A. Besley on March 10, 1945 and celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past Friday.  Dennis was a veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre.  He was a member in the 5th Engineer in the U.S. Army from Oct. 1940 to August 1945.  He was a member of the V.F.W. Skiff Bower Lodge #1536 in Sayre.  He was employed at the Tioga Feed Mill for 25 years.  He worked at the AJAX Foundry until his retirement in August 1986.  He was a member of the Rural Amity Lodge Co. #70, Amity Royal Arch Chapter #293 and its past High Priest, Northern Council #24 past Thrice Illustrious Master, Northern Commander #16 Knights Templar past Commander, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Towanda Lodge of Perfection 14 degree thru 18 degree past Sovereign Prince, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Williamsport 19 degree thru 32 degree and General John Sullivan Chapter Order of De Molay, Athens, PA and was co-chairman from 1961 to 1969 and a Dad Advisor from 1967-1969.  He was also a member of the Moose in Waver, #1490.  He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre.  Dennis is predeceased by his brothers John, George, Harry, Charles Zimmer, and Alvan Sampson; his sisters, Savannah Hill, Pearl Sampson and Addie Palmer.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary at home; his son Dennis G. Zimmer, Jr. of Sayre, Pa.; his daughter, Mary (Claude) Hoyt of South Waverly, Pa.; grandchildren, Dennis G. Zimmer, III of S. Waverly, Pa.; Daniel (Tammy) Zimmer of Thompson, CT, Jeanne Baird of Sayre, Pa.; Stephen (Gina) Hoyt of West Chester, PA, Alan (Lu Ellen) Hoyt of S. Waverly, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jeremy Baird, Aidan Zimmer, Chase Hoyt, Marissa Hoyt, Kacie Hoyt.  Family and friends may call on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens from 6-8:00 p.m.  Masonic services will begin at 6:00 p.m. and full military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Benjamin Lentz, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer officiating.  Burial will take place in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Dennis G. Zimmer, Sr. to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

George Frederick ZIMMER, 83, of Waverly, NY died Sunday, December 5, 1999 at the Tioga Nursing Home, Waverly, NY.  Born April 10, 1916 in Evans Mills, NY he was the son of the late Edward and Anna Marice Zimmer.  George was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army in the European Theater.  Mr. Zimmer was a self-employed carpenter in the area for many years.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Marie Avery Zimmer, at home; sons, George Frederick Zimmer Jr. of Dexter, NY, Jay Edward Zimmer of South Carolina, Timothy Albert Zimmer of New York City and William Howard Zimmer of Fort Worth, TX; three stepdaughters and their husbands including Shirley and James Hulslander of Granville Summit; three stepsons and their wives; other relatives.  He was predeceased in death by a step son, Paul Edward Moss, in 1973 and a step-daughter, Hannah Louise Moss in 1933.  funeral services were private and were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda; interment was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

 

ZIMMER Jason F. Zimmer

46, of Waverly, N.Y., died at home early Sunday morning, October 20, 2013.  He was born on March 11, 1967 the son of the late George and Arlene (Traver) Zimmer. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Zimmer; four children Joshua Zimmer, Jennifer (Brian) Wenzk, Kayla Zimmer and Zachary Zimmer; two sisters Regina Zimmer and Melinda (Terry) Thompson; three brothers Richard (Margaret) Zimmer, Nathan Zimmer and Mark (Joyce) Zimmer; and several nieces and nephews. Jason was always there to lend a hand to his friends and neighbors when the needed help. In keeping with his wishes, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.    Sayre Morning Times – October 21, 2013

 

ZURN –MRS. KATHERINE ARNOLD, 84 formerly of 703 S. Main St., Athens Saturday, June 6, 1959.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Charles Thiemer of Staten Island with whom she resided; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, John Zurn of Wyalusing.  Body at Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens.  Calling hours afternoon Monday.  Funeral at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Church, Athens, the Rev. John Gaffney, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/7/1959



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? Martha R. ADAMS

Martha R. Adams, Age 87, of South Waverly, Pennsylvania died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  The celebration of Martha's life will be held at the convenience of the family at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity. Those wishing may visit our Facebook page or send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Martha’s family.   Birth Date: December 20, 1924   Birth Place: Sayre, PA   Age: 87     Funeral home obituary – September 29, 2012

 

? ALEXANDER Helen Mae 85, of Waverly, NY, formerly of Barton, NY, died on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

? E. Kathryn “Mickey” BASTION
80, of 720 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Homestead Suites, Athens, after an extended illness. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Thursday at 2 pm with her pastor, the Rev. J. Stephen Reynolds, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waverly, officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Lioness Club, c/o Lori Havens, 232 Center St., Athens, Pa. 18810; the Order of the Eastern Star, c/o Connie Chandler, Box 15, Milan, Pa 18831; or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

? BUTLER Margaret E.
89, formerly of Athens, PA, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Funeral services will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Friday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Sandy Brant officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens

? MRS. HELEN DIEFFENBACH age 88 of 507 N. Main St., Athens, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1967 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m.  Interment in Tioga Point Cemetery, Sayre.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Margaret) Butler of Elmira; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  She was a member of Athens Methodist Church and a native of Overton, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1967

? MRS. MARY H. HALL died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Heverly at Athens, Pa., Friday morning (May 13, 1927).  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Heverly and Mrs. Robert Mason of Elmira.  A prayer service will be held in the Church of Christ at Athens at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. E. H. Wyle will officiate.  Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery at Athens, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1927


? "Mrs. Sarah Hudson (1821-1904) relict of Oliver Hudson, died April 29, at the home of her daughter in Sayre of pneumonia and eryslpelus, age 83 years.  She was a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. removing after her marriage to Sheshequin where she spent the greater part of her life.  Five sons and three daughters survive her.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with interment in Tioga Point cemetery."  From The Bradford Star, May 5, 1904.

 

? Charlotte Jane (Bostwick) JOHNSTON

76 - To celebrate her new life with the Lord, Charlotte Jane (Bostwick) Johnston, (CB Handle ~ Gabby), 76, of Sayre, Pa., died on Friday morning, November 2, 2012. She was predeceased by her loving husband Fred W. Johnston, all her very loved brothers and sisters and step-son John Johnston.  Charlotte leaves behind her loving children: Walter M. Bostwick and companion Lynelle Stranger of Sayre, Pa; Margaret and John Smith of Seminole, Okla.; Steven and Michelle Johnston of Sayre, Pa.; Orpha Johnston and companion Mike Thomas of Sayre, Pa.; Leo Johnston and companion Wendi Shepard of Owego, N.Y.; Norman and Katherine Johnston of Sayre; Vicki and Dick Lord of Owego, N.Y.; Fred W. and Maryann Johnston of Candor, N.Y.; Mike and Carol Johnston of Owego, N.Y.; daughter-in-law: Bonnie Johnston; several sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, so very many much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Charlotte was a very dedicated member of the Emory Chapel Church in Waverly. She treasured the time spent surrounded by her family.   Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Charlotte’s life will follow at noon with her Pastor Gary Culver, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Those coming to share, Charlotte would want you “to come as you are” to the services. A gathering and a dish to pass meal for family and friends will be held at 4 p.m., at the J.E. Wheelock Fire Dept.   Sayre Morning Times – November 3, 2012

 

? MARGARET E. LARRABEE, 65, of 101 First St., Sayre, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1957.  Survived by husband, Lloyd Larrabee; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Vaughn of Nichols, Mrs. Robert Green of Rochester; sisters, Mrs. Mary Clarke, Mrs. James Hicks, both of Elmira, Mrs. Emma Phillips of Corning, Mrs. Robert Allen of Canisteo; three grandchildren.  Body at Kolb-Algeier Funeral Home, Sayre.  Calling hours today and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. F. Porter Adams.  Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1957

 

? MAYHOOD – DEATH
 Athens, Pa. April 17.—Mrs. Mary A. Mayhood died at her home on Willow street Friday morning, aged about sixty years.  She was a very prominent member of the Baptist church, a worker in the W. C. T. U, and a faithful and staunch Rebecca.  She is survived by a daughter, Miss Ella Mayhood, of Athens, and four sons, Stephen, of St. Louis, Mo; Samuel, of Dunellen, N. J.; Relandis and Louis, of Athens.  Her funeral will take place Sunday at 12 o’clock, and she will be buried in Tioga Point cemetery.

 

? Shirley M. MOORE

86, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo from Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Att: Clinical Coordinator.   Sayre Morning Times– March 9, 2012

 

? NORTHRUP, Grace T.

of 334 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa., formerly of 209 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., Thursday, May 10, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a short illness. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa., the Rev.Layton E. Pitkin of the Athens United Methodist Church Officiating. Burial Tioga Point Cemetery at a later date. Survived by three grandchildren, Jack Northrup of Lafayette, Calif., Mrs. Joseph (Joan) Ostrowsky of Conklin, N.Y., Mrs. William (Janet) Fulling of Brewster, N.Y.; seven great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth (Marge) Kenny of Danbury, Conn.; several cousins in the Elmira area. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.

? STEVENSON Patricia Marie Stevenson, 54, of Milan, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, 2010 at her home.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Interment will follow in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  A comprehensive obituary will follow in a future edition of this newspaper.  The Daily Review. December 24, 2010

?  TOBBE
Maybelle R. 90, of Litchfield, PA, died Monday, September 11, 2006, at home. She is survived by her husband, Walter, of 71 years, at home; children, Richard and Judy Tobbe, Athens, PA, Frederick and Gale Tobbe, Merrimack, NH, Daniel and Linda Tobbe, Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call Wednesday, September 13, 2006, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jon Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, family request that memorial donations be made in her name to the Litchfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, RR1 Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840. For those who are unable to attend the service and are wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences, may do so by visiting: www.lowery funeralhome.com

? MRS. ANNA E. WARNER, 82 OF Lockwood Road, Waverly RD 1, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1962.  Survived by husband, Sophronas Warner; daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Randall of Waverly; stepdaughter, Mrs. Harvey Hill of Ithaca; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  Body at Russell Funeral Home, Waverly.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Arthur B. Mayo, Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1962
 

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