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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Ulster Cemetery, Ulster Township, Bradford County, PA 
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Ulster Cemetery Listing

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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) 

ACLA –ORPHA ACLA HOOVER, 83 of Smithfield Street, Ulster died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Sept. 5, 1907 in Asylum Township, she was a daughter of Robert and Nina Webster Acla.  In her early years she was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill, Towanda and was later employed for many years by the Blue Swan in Sayre.  Orpha was a well-known seamstress in the Ulster area.  She attended the Ulster United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sayre Senior Citizens.  Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Hoover in 1969.  The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the Rev. Jon Bausman, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Arthur Young, P.O. Box 131, Ulster, Pa. in Mrs. Hoover’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN R. ADAMS, 72, of Ulster, Pa., died Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Jan. 31, 1933 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Jay and Cecile Willson Adams.  John was a graduate of Sayre High School.  On Aug. 25, 1952, he married the former Joyce Ann Yaple at the First United Methodist Church in Sayre.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Joyce, on May 17, 2005.  In early years John owned and operated his own automobile service center in Ulster.  He was later employed by Mint Chevrolet in Sayre for many years until his retirement.  John was active in community and civic affairs in Ulster Township, where he formerly served as a township supervisor for several years.  He was a member of the Ulster Chamber of Commerce, Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department, Ulster Ambulance Association and the Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club in Ulster and was an active member and supporter of the Ulster Recreation Board.  John’s life revolved around his children and grandsons, whom he loved dearly.  John loved auto racing and in earlier years raced his own stock car at Chemung Speedrome.  John and his son, John Jr. were members of the Wayne Lent Pit Crew during the 1996-97 championship years at Tioga Motor Sports Park in Owego, N.Y.  Surviving are: his children, John R. Adams, Jr. of Ulster, Cathy A. Adams and her husband Ashley Cook of Ulster and William J. Adams of Towanda; grandsons, Cory Cook and Jay Adams; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlos “George” and Mary Lou Adams of Ulster; Donald and Lenora Adams of Sayre, and James and Alice Adams of Florida; his sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Frank Mitchell of East Smithfield; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.  In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude, and by brothers, Ralph and Robert Adams.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster.  The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Sandy Brant of the First United Methodist Church, Ulster officiating.  Interment will be at the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  In Lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Recreation Center in care of Laura Blain, P.O. Box 64, Ulster, Pa. in John R. Adams’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ADERHOLD –HELEN WILKINSON, 64, Ulster died in Clark Summit Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 1975 after a long illness.  She was born in Cogan Station, Pa. July 31, 1911, daughter of John and Grace Sallada Aderhold.  Mrs. Wilkinson was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Ulster.  Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Rose) Hughes of Athens RD; two sons, Joseph of Sayre and William of Ulster, eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wagner of Ulster, Mrs. Martha Holdrean of Troy, and Mrs. Ruth Babbitt of Penn Yan; four brothers, Joseph Aderhold of Philadelphia, John Aderhold and James Aderhold of Maryland and William Aderhold of Elmira.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the Rev. Joseph Gasper of the Ulster Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

EUNICE ALLEN, 83, of the Bradford county Manor, Troy RD3, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 8, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Jan. 23, 1905 in Luthers Mills, she was the daughter of David and Lula Doten Allen.  She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Allen, of Horseheads, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by a brother, John Allen in 1972.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ulster Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen K. Klotz, pastor of the Ulster Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr funeral Home, Ulster.  There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review.
Ulster, Bradford Co., PA

RONALD ANSEL AMMERMAN, 85, of Saco, Ulster RD 2, died Thursday Nov. 29, 1990 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda after sustaining a fall at his farm on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990.  Born Oct. 25, 1905 in Ulster Township he was a son of Ansel W. and Lena Phelps Ammerman.  Ronald graduated from Ulster High School in 1922 and served as a substitute mail carrier for the Ulster area for 49 years.  During his first year as mail carrier, he delivered the mail by horse and buggy.  He also owned and operated his own dairy farm in Saco for many years.  Mr. Ammerman was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church for many years and enjoyed the fellowship dinners and meetings there.  He was a member of the Ulster Grange No. 173 for 65 years having served for 44 years as secretary and was a member of the Ulster Area School Board for 29 years.  Ronald loved his wife, family, farm and especially his mail route as he met and made so many friends.  Surviving are his wife, Ellen McKinney Ammerman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ansel Eugene and Barbara Ammerman of Ulster RD 2; two daughters and sons-in-law; Carol and Julius Busch of Richton Park, Ill. And Doris and Thomas W. Bennett of Monroeton RD 1; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Kenneth Baker and Irma and Stanley Roberts all of Lowman, N.Y.; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Pat Shaddock of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Diantha Burdick of Ely, Nev.; 16 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Hicks Ammerman in 1976; by a daughter, Norma Ammerman Coldiron in 1965 and by two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James L. Smith Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.   The Ulster Grange No. 173 will hold a memorial service Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ronald’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH MICHAEL ALLEN, 56, of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Township, died Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre.  Born Nov. 3, 1946, in Barton, N.Y., he was a son of the late Emory M. Allen Sr. and Doris E. Davidson Allen.  Joseph was a graduate of SRU High School, Class of 1965.  In 1966 he became employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, where he remained for 31 years until he was forced to retire due to declining health in 1997.  On March 23, 1968, Joseph married the former Roseanna “Rosie” Squires Allen at the North Towanda United Methodist Church.  Joseph enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed gardening, country music and playing his harmonica.  Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Roseanna “Rosie” Squires Allen, at home; three daughters, Angela K. “Angie” Oakley of Athens; Rebecca Anne “Beckie” Allen of Ulster and Valeri D. Allen of Towanda; his son, Steven J. Allen and his fiancee, Amy J. Hartranft, of North Towanda; four grandsons, Dustin Allen, Brandon Oakley, Bradley Allen and Nathaniel Allen; two brothers, Emory Allen Jr. and his wife, Debra Allen, of Ulster and Raymond Allen and his wife, Donna Allen, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.: two sisters, Hazel Barlow and her husband, Richard Barlow, of Columbia Cross Roads, RR 3; Nancy Allen and Dean Johnson of Troy; his mother-in-law, Ruth Squires of North Towanda; a sister-in-law, Eileen Allen of Towanda; Virginia and Richard Hillis of Muncy, Pa., and Mary and Robert Getz of Dushore; a sister-in-law, Julie Squires of Bryans Road, Md.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Kasha Squires of San Antonio, Texas; a brother-in-law, Paul Squires of Lebanon, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; a close family friend, Linda Rought Whyte; and his canine companions, Angel and Corkey.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris E. Davidson Allen, on Sept. 25, 1988; his father, Emory M. Allen Sr., on Dec. 13, 199; a brother, Ronald L. “Ron” Allen, on Nov. 7, 2001; a niece, Kristina Mae Allen, on Dec. 24, 1986, and most recently by a nephew, Michael Blaine “Mikey” Shrimp, who died on Thursday, June 5, 2003.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Walter Swetnam officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ATWOOD Lucille E. Isbell

Lucille E. Isbell, 87, widow of Alton H. Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Twp., Pa., went to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Born Oct. 4, 1923 in Herrick Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Florence Roof Atwood. Lucille attended Towanda High School. On Nov. 12, 1941 she married Alton H. Isbell and assisted him in the operation of their dairy farm in Ulster Township for 57 years until their retirement.  Lucille was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, the church choir and Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are her children: Barbara Bailey and husband Russell Bailey of Towanda, Pa., Phyllis Otis and husband Gary Otis of Wyalusing RR 1, Pa., Janet Astare and husband Ed Astare of Monroeton, Pa., Sue Adams of Milan, Pa. and her friend Joe Regan, Richard Isbell and wife Mary Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Clifford Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Pa., Alfred Isbell of Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law Aileen Isbell of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful canine companion Rudy.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Alton H. Isbell, on Feb. 18, 2008; her brother, George Atwood; son-in-law, Greg Adams; sisters-in-law, Blanche Sheridan, Elizabeth Finnerty, Bertha Isbell, Lois J. Isbell and Eleanor Isbell; and brothers-in-law, Floyd, James and Clarence Isbell.  The funeral service will be held AT 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, in care of Kathy Wolstenholme, RR 1, Box 277 B, Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840; or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lucille's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - May 13, 2011

 

AUSTIN –EDITH L. AUSTIN BEALS.  (SRGP 07058) Age 69, wife of Clyde H. Beals of East Smithfield, RR 1, PA died Saturday morning, August 9, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., PA.  Despite incredible difficulties, Edith preserved in the last few years through declining health and mobility.  Her bravery and courage will remain an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her.  Edith spent her early years and attended school in Horseheads, NY.  Surviving are: her husband of 53 years, Clyde H. Beals at home; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Y. and Roger Brewer of Los Angeles, CA, Connie J. and Ralph E. Sampson of Wellsboro, RR2, PA, Barbara J. and Robert Putnam of Troy, RR 1; her grandchildren, Kelly and Gary Rickert of California, Mitchell Sampson of Attleboro, Mass; Amy Benentt of Wellsboro, PA, Eric and Michael Putnam both of Troy RR1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Edson, Austin, Arthur, Lyle and Leslie “Buss” Austin.  The Funeral and Committal Service will be held Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 3:00 PM and the Bownen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr Street, Ulster, PA with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Shickshinny, PA, United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 3 PM at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, Athens, PA or to the East Smithfield Fire Dept., East Smithfield, PA in Mrs. Beals’ memory. Elmira Star Gazette.

 

CLYDE H. BEALS, age 79 of Barton, NY formerly of East Smithfield, PA died Monday, February 7, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born April 20, 1920 in Sylvania, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond and Nellie Beals.  Clyde spent his early years in West Burlington, PA, where he attended school.  On December 16, 1943 he married the former Edith L. Austin.  She preceded him in death on August 9, 1997.  Mr. Beals was formerly employed by the Croft Ford Garage in Athens and was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Corp. in Athens for 16 years.  Clyde was a member of the Bradford County Old-Timers Association and the 141st Civil War PA Volunteer.  Re-enactment Group of Athens.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Roger Brewer of Los Angeles, CA, Connie and Dr. Ralph Sampson of RR 2, Wellsboro, PA and Barbara and Robert Putnam of RR 1, Troy, PA; grandchildren, Kelly and Gary Rickert of Palmdale, CA, Michelle Sampson of Attleboro, MA, Amy Bennett of Chicago, IL and Eric and Michael Putnam of RR 1, Troy, PA; a great-granddaughter, Laura Yvonne Rickert; a sister, Dorothy Buffington of Milan, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by 2 half-brothers, Lester and Gordon Beals, both of Elmira, NY.  His funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 2:00 PM at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr St., Ulster, PA with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Shickshinny, PA United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 2 PM at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the East Smithfield Ambulance Association, East Smithfield, PA in Mr. Beals memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette.

Clyde H. BEALS, age 79, of Barton, NY and formerly of East Smithfield RR1, PA died Monday, Feb. 7. 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born April 20, 1920 in Sylvania, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond and Nellie Beals.  Clyde was a member of the Bradford County Old-Timers Association and the 141st Civil War Pennsylvania Volunteer Reenactment Group of Athens.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Roger Brewer of Los Angeles, CA, Connie and Dr. Ralph Sampson of Wellsboro RR 2, PA and Barbara and Robert Putnam of Troy RR 1; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Dorothy Buffington of Milan, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by half-brothers, Lester and Gordon Beals, both of Elmira, NY.  Funeral services were held February 10 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, PA with the Rev. Dean Walrath; pastor of the Shickshinny United Methodist Church, officiating and interment to be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the East Smithfield Ambulance Association, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Mr. Beals’ memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, February 10, 2000

BEALS –DOROTHY P. BUFFINGTON, 84, formerly of Ulster and Chemung View Apartments, Athens, died Wednesday evening, March 14, 2001 at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte.  Born March 19, 1916, in Nicholson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nellie Beals.  Dorothy attended school in Burlington.  She attended the Athens First Presbyterian Church, Athens.  Surviving are a granddaughter, Shanna Learn of Athens; son-in-law, Robert Learn of Ulster; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Buffington in 1994; 2 daughters, Shirley Learn in 1986 and Kay Buffington in 1963; and a brother, Clyde Beals in 2000.  The funeral and committal service will be held March 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, with the Rev. Walter Swetman, Pastor of the Athens First Presbyterian Church officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be held in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review.

RICHARD WILLIAM BEST, 63, of 200 Bridge St., Towanda, formerly of Ulster and Athens, died Friday morning, Feb. 18, 1994, at the Town and Country Personal Care Home Towanda.  Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of the late William Raymond and Cora Tillman Best.  He is survived by three nephews; William Best of Victor, N.Y., Fred Best Jr. of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Raymond Best of Lake City, Fla.; a niece, June Best of Mims, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Rita Jane Best of Wellborn, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Weber; and by two brothers: Raymond Best and Fred Best Sr.  Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be at a later date in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review.

BOURDETTE –ANNA L. SEARFOSS, formerly of Milan, died on Sunday, April 18, 1993, at Sayre House.  She was born in Springfield, Pa., on December 12, 1906, the daughter of Clarence and Zeta Bailey Bourdette.  Mrs. Searfoss moved to Milan after her marriage to Joseph Searfoss in 1927.  She was a former member of the Laurel Hill Grange.  Mrs. Searfoss is survived by her children and their spouses:  Harold and Shirley of Waverly, Helen and Donald Rimbey of Gillett, Joanne and Gerald Jones of Painted Post, Beverly and Montie Russell of Waverly, Florence and Carl Vernon of Waverly, Joseph and Jane of Wellsboro, Pa., Robert and Gail of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Lois and Marilyn Wood of Ulster, Ronald and Audrey of Waverly, and David of Coraopolis, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; Evelyn Guthrie of Columbia Cross Roads and Pauline Mangus of Burdette, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Searfoss was predeceased by two children: Paul and Ruth.  Friends may call the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jon Bausman, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BREECE –GRACE A. EIFFERT, 94, of Milan RR 1, Pa., died early Thursday morning Sept. 15, 2005 at the home of her daughter Loyce Searfoss in Ulster, Pa. following declining health.  Born Feb. 10, 1911 in Smithfield Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Hazelton Breece and Gertrude Kitchen Breece.  On Sept. 2, 1930, Grace married J. Andrew Eiffert who preceded her in death on March 28, 1958.  Grace was employed by Sayre Lingerie for over 20 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Milan, the Diahoga Grange in Athens, Pennsylvania State and National Grange, Women of the Moose, Rebekah Lodge, Athens-Sayre Senior Citizens and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union 65 Club.  Surviving are; two daughters, Loyce Searforss and her friend Art Hampsey of Ulster, and Joyce Davidson and her friend Jack Strope of Milan, Pa.; two sons, Robert A. Eiffert and his wife Sally of Athens, and Jacob A. Eiffert and his wife Charolette of Breesport, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by; two sisters, Kathryn Breece and Gladys Pepperman; a brother, Arthur Breece; a son-in-law, Bernard Davidson; a grandson, Eugene “Geno” Searfoss; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Eiffert.  A memorial service will be held Sunday Oct. 9, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Milan, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating.  Interment will be in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Milan, Pa. in Grace A. Eiffert’s memory.  The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa., is assisting Grace’s family with arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BURNETT,  John A.
Age 84, of Bentley Creek, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1974. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ralph Parkin, of the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek officiating. Interment Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. At the convenience of the family. Survived by sons, Lawrence Burnett of Bentley Creek, Pa., Jack Burnett Jr. of  Centerville, Pa., five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burnett was a 50 year Director of the East Smithfield Bank; life member of the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Co., and has lived in Bentley Creek for the past 57 years.

LAWRENCE BURNETT
 Lawrence Burnett, 86, of Gillett, PA died on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at home. He was born on June 10, 1914 in East Smithfield, PA, a son of the late John and Juliette (Phelps) Burnett. Larry was an active member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Bentley Creek Lincoln Grange, the Big Pond Lions and the Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge of Masons.  He was also a member of the Waverly Moose Lodge, a charter member of the Ridgebury Fire Dept., the Tri-Township Ambulance Ass'n, Ridgebury Division where he was one of the first EMTs and was a member of the Ansco Small Bore Rifle Sharp Shooting Team of Binghamton, NY. Larry served on the board of directors for the Farm Museum of Troy and the East Smithfield Bank. He is survived by his son, Gerald (Judith) Burnett of Towanda, PA; daughters, Beverly (Tommy) Rocco of East Smithfield, Juliette "Judy" (Steve) Walsh of Bentley Creek; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brother Jack (Millicent) Burnett of Centerville, PA; nieces and nephews. Larry is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jane (Soper) Burnett. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on January 31 (10 am) with Pastor Rick Wulf officiating and interment to be in Ulster Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Burnett's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, RR 3, Box 133, Gillett, PA 16925.

PHELPS T. BURNETT, 71, of N. Elmer Ave., Sayre died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. Born March 2, 1933 in Athens, he was the son of Fred and Elizabeth Thomas Burnett. Phelps was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1952. He was a past Master of the Rural Amity Lodge #70 F & AM, member of the Amity Royal Arch Chapter #293, Northern Council #24, Northern Commandery #16, 32 Degree A.A.S.R. Valleys of Towanda and Williamsport Consistory. Phelps was a life members of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1148, Sayre, and L.O.O.M. #1490, Waverly. Phelps was predeceased by: his father, Fred Burnett. He is survived by: his mother, Elizabeth Thomas Burnett; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Penny Burnett of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Robin L. Burnett of Watkins Glen; two grandsons, Jason and Michael Burnett; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and George Bowen of Nichols, Carol and Leland Thompson of Sayre, and Susan and Herb Barry of Athens; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Mary Burnett of Athens. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leland Thompson officiating. Rural Amity Lodge #70 F & AM will hold their memorial services at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, Wm. Black Medical Research Bld., Columbia Pres. Med. Ctr., 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Sayre Evening Times Feb. 14, 2005.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCAMPBELL –RUTH CAMPBELL SUMMERS 109, formerly of Athens died in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Sunday September 10, 2006.   Ruth was born on August 21, 1897 in East Smithfield to the late William R. and Cora Kinsman Campbell.  She was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and Penn State University.  Ruth was employed as a high school teacher with Bradford County School Systems for 27 years.  She was the chaplain of the Tioga Point Chapter of the D.A.R., a member of the Audubon Society.  She also held memberships in the Ladies Club for the Bradford County Library, and the Athens Retired Teachers and Secretaries.  She was the secretary for the Page Manor Council. Ruth wrote articles for The Evening Times when she was 101 years old.  Ruth is survived by her daughter in law Ruth Faulkner of West Palm Beach, Fla., her granddaughter Dianne Pike of Ponto, Vedra Beach, Fla., granddaughter Susan Davis of Wellington, Fla., and her great-grandchildren Laurie Pike and Richard Pike, both of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.  Graveside services will be held on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating.  Memorial donations in Ruth's name can be directed to the Bradford County Library RR#3 Box 320 Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review Sept. 19, 2006 {See article on her 109th celebration]

CAREY –RUTH L. MAY, age 86, of 394 Tappan Circle, Orange City, Fla. and formerly of Athens, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1983 in Florida after an extended illness.  Born in Lake Winola, Pa. July 22, 1897, she was the daughter of Isaac and Elnora Smalser Carey.  A member of the Athens Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Eastern Star, Mrs. May had resided in Florida for the past 25 years.  A resident of Milan and Athens, she and her former husband, Guy May, operated the Athens Western Auto for many years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Davis of Alpharetta, Ga.; a son, William May of Canonsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mildred Brunges of Montrose; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday from 8-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Joseph Gasper, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DONALD H. CHAMBERLAIN, 77, of the Smith Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, formerly of Ulster, died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 6, 1925, in Sayre, he was a son of the late John Rodney and Leah Thompson Chamberlain.  In earlier years, Donald worked for his father’s coal delivery business in Ulster.  He was later employed by Penn-York Opportunities in Athens.  Donald was a life member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department and was a member of the Wyalusing Fire Department.  He enjoyed selling raffle tickets and working bingo events for many years for the benefit of both fire companies.  Donald loved baseball and was an avid Dodgers fan.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Helen Chamberlain of Ventura, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and cousins and may good friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, John Rodney Chamberlain; his mother, Leah Thompson Chamberlain; and his stepmother, Retta S. Chamberlain.  Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster. Pa.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department in care of Richard Farr, treasurer, Ulster, Pa. in Donald H. Chamberlain’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHANDLER –ESTHER M. CHANDLER ROCKWELL, 80, widow of W. Henry Rockwell, of Ulster, died early Wednesday morning, June 9, 2004, at The Manor in West Burlington Township.  Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Athens, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Inez Ammerman Chandler.  Esther was a graduate of Athens Area High School.  On June 29, 1945, she married W. Henry Rockwell at the Ulster Village Presbyterian Manse.  In early years Esther and Henry owned and operated farms in Sheshequin and Ulster townships.  Esther was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 10 years.  Esther and Henry owned and operated the successful family business, Rockwell’s Florist and Greenhouse, in Ulster from 1966 until 1981, when ownership was transferred to their son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Cam Rockwell.  Esther was later employed by the Ulster- Sheshequin Elementary School cafeteria for several years until her retirement.  Esther was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of Eastern Star, Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Ulster Cemetery Association and Ulster Trail Blazers Camping Club.  She also served as a judge of elections in Ulster Township for many years.  Esther was an avid bowler for many years, enjoyed camping and canning, and especially loved baking cookies for her grandchildren.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Guy and Cam Rockwell of Ulster and Richard and Linda Rockwell of Allentown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Heather Gigliotti and her husband, Michael, of McGabeysville, Va., Sam Rockwell and his wife, Whitney, of Herrickville, Erik Rockwell and his wife, Michelle, of Allentown, Jason Rockwell of Albany, N.Y., and Cameron Rockwell, Trevor Rockwell and Devin Rockwell, a great-granddaughter, Morgan Rockwell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, W Henry Rockwell, on Feb. 10, 2001; two great-grandsons, Noah Rockwell and Nicholas Gigliotti; and her brother and sister-in-law, Leland and Daisy Chandler.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 12, at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with Pastor Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, in care of Esther Rhinebold, RR 2, Box 312, Ulster, Pa. or to the Ulster Cemetery Association, in care of David Layman, P.O. Box 196, Ulster, Pa. or to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 188, Ulster, Pa. in Esther M. Rockwell’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHUBB
Chubb, Dewey age 75 of Troy, R.D. 3, Friday, October 5, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Walker. Burial, Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. survived by wife, Gladys; daughters, Mrs. Paul (Marjorie) Burgess of Towanda, Pa., Mrs. Gene (Rhonda) Elkins of Alexandria, Va.; son, Leonard Chubb of Baltimore, Maryland; sister, Mrs. Roy (Edith) MacMorran of Livonia, Michigan; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Chubb attended the Troy United Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Union Lodge No. 108 F&AM at Towanda. He was a former member of the Troy Lions Club and Corey Creek Golf Club, also the Manager of the State Liquor Stores in Towanda, Canton and Troy before his retirement., His first wife, Mrs. Carrie Loomis Chubb died in 1943. Daughter Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Harris Jr. died in 1971.

 

COE Kolten Edward - Kolten Edward Coe, beloved infant son of Kyle and Katrina Thetga Coe of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Twp., Pa., died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Mahoning Twp., Pa. Kolten was born July 21, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Kolten is survived by his maternal grandparents, Cindy Thetga and Steve Watkins of Ulster; paternal grandparents, Ed and Annette Coe of Ulster; maternal great-grandparents, Linda and Jerry Rowe of Ulster and Shirley Watkins of Ulster; paternal great-grandparents, Chuck and Ann Raupers of Hornbrook, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Kolten was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Jack Watkins; paternal great-grandparents, Ed and Armetta Coe and uncle, Derek Coe. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Kolten's Family with service arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Children's Miracle Network At Geisinger, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020 or to the March of Dimes, Northeast Division, 1534 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 in Kolten Edward Coe's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, July 26, 2010

 

COLE Bernice Cole Lewis

99, of North Towanda, Pa. died on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Bernice was born to Frank and Bessie VanHorn Cole on May 6, 1911, and grew up in the Mt. Pisgah area in East Troy and was a graduate of Troy H. S. and Mansfield Teacher's College. After graduation, she taught school in the Herrickville and Troy areas. In 1938 she married J. Harold Lewis and they lived in the Sugar Creek area of North Towanda on the family farm where son Duane and his wife Janet now reside.  While raising her family, Bernice returned to teaching. She taught kindergarten at Towanda Township School. She was a member of North Towanda United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years, playing regularly well into her 90s. She also used her musical talents as a volunteer at Bradford County Manor and playing with the Towanda Senior Center Kitchen Band. She was also a member of the Ulster Grange and the PA Association of School Retirees. She had many joys in life such as square dancing, gardening, playing card and board games and being with her many friends and family members. She will always be fondly remembered for her kind nature, her smile, and her sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and brothers, Maxwell, Wilson, Marshall, Eldon, and Earl Cole. She is survived by her five children: Marilyn Guffey (husband Jake) of North Towanda, Mary Krispin (husband Bill) of Philadelphia, Duane Lewis (wife Janet), Dorothy Selleck (husband Art) of Palm Bay, Fla., and Richard Lewis (wife Sharon) of Manchester, N.H. She was brought great joy by her 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, April 4, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Towanda United Methodist Church addressed to Treasurer at 3377 Sugar Creek Road, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review - April 1, 2011 

 

COLLINS Percy E. Collins

89, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Ulster, died March 14, 2012 in Dade City, Fla. Percy was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Crooked Creek, the son of the late Ray and Mabel Carpenter Collins. Percy was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement.  He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Collins of Dade City, Fla.; a son, William R. Collins and his wife Nadeen of Williamsport; daughters Peggy L. Collins of Dade City, Fla. and Linda K. Welch and her husband Charles of Dade City, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Ulster, Cemetery, Ulster, with Pastor Kirk Smethers officiating. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, is assisting the Collins Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2012

CONGDON, Roger 
The Daily Review Editorial Page 
December 15, 1978 
Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA 
Roger Will Be Missed
The recent death of Roger Congdon of Ulster has left a massive void in the regional community that may never be filled. Perhaps there are thousands of our neighbors who never knew Mr. Congdon, but we know there are thousands of others who can attest to this man’s unusual talents, or other thousands who perhaps unwittingly benefited from same.  As news people, it is often our unfortunate duty to be on the scene of many tragedies ….terrible highway wrecks, fires that injure or kill, and other acts of man or nature that result in injury or loss of life.  It was at these pitiful scenes that we most often observed Roger Congdon. No doubt many of those that benefited from his presence never knew his name. 

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 For it was Roger, often in white coveralls bearing appropriate medical patches, that hovered over their broken bodies to try alleviating their pain and save their lives.  It was Roger who we most often observed in this frequently gruesome and heartbreaking, but nonetheless essential job, “getting involved” in helping his fellowman at these terrible times.  It was Roger who was often first on the scene to offer first aid, direct other rescuers, and see that the ambulances were rushing off to the hospital with the victims in as favorable a condition as his skills could permit.  While others stood by and watched, it was Roger who often pried the vehicles apart and pulled the bleeding bodies from the twisted wrecks to administer life-saving help.  It was Roger who additionally trained over 2,000 persons in first aid, a considerable number of which are now instructors themselves, a goal they often obtained with his further training.  It was Roger who helped organize the Tri-Township Ambulance Association.  It was Roger who gave valuable assistance to the area Red Cross programs at various times.  It was also he who helped train the Towanda Ambulance Association in advanced emergency medical skills, and it was he who served as emergency medical director for the county Civil Defense organization. To make his services available to those in need, he was usually on 24-hour call wherever needed.  His personal auto was radio-equipped so that he could get to the spot where he was needed as quickly as possible, and it was in his car that he carried a wide-array of emergency supplies.  Congdon often gave further assistance at these scenes by automatically taking control, giving direction to others who might not otherwise be of sufficient assistance.  Roger also was active in several fire companies, Boy Scouting, at least one veterans group, little league, and his church.  To his family, we send our sympathy in behalf of those countless injured persons whose lives are owed to the man in white working feverishly over their broken bodies.  It was Roger…whose passing left such a void in our community.

Roger CONGDON, 54, of Ulster, well known in this area for volunteer work in the field of first aid and emergency medical procedures, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda following a long illness.  Mr. Congdon had trained over 2,000 persons in first aid courses and, with help from several other people, organized the Tri-Township Ambulance Association following World War II.  In 1957 he received certification from the American Red Cross to be a first aid instructor.  He was appointed chairman of the American Red Cross First Aid Program for Bradford and Sullivan counties in 1960.  Besides organizing the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, Mr. Congdon helped train the Towanda Ambulance Association members in advanced techniques of emergency ambulance care.  In 1972 he was appointed medical emergency director of the Bradford County Civil Defense.  He received the Benjamin Rush Award from the Bradford County Medical Society in April 1974 in recognition of his outstanding voluntary contributions to health.  At that time and for most of his life, he was on 24-hour call with the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, the Towanda Emergency Squad, the Pennsylvania State Police in Bradford County and Bradford County Civil Defense.  He was born in Towanda November 6, 1924, the son of Steve and Ada Walborn Congdon.  He graduated from Ulster High School.  He married Leah Hulslander of Ulster prior to going overseas during World War II.  He was employed as an electronics technician at GTE Sylvania in Towanda for more than 20 years.  He was a member of the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, the Towanda Emergency Squad, the Towanda Ambulance Association, the Ulster and Towanda fire companies and the Towanda American Legion.  He also was very active in Boy Scouting, managed for two years the Ulster Little League baseball team and was a lay leader in the Ulster United Methodist Church, where he held a lay speaker’s license in the church.  He is survived by his wife, Leah, at home; one daughter, Suzanne Congdon of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Stephen Congdon, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Roger Congdon, Jr. of Monroeton; his mother, Mrs. Steve (Addie) Congdon, Ulster and three grandaughters.  Friends may call at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home in Ulster tonight from 7 to 9 pm.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 12 noon at the Ulster United Methodist Church with The Rev. Ted Corcelius, pastor, officiating.  The Rev. Joseph Gasper of the Ulster Presbyterian Church, will also officiate.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Sanctuary Fund at the Ulster United Methodist Church.

Evening Times
S. W. CONGDON of Ulster Dies at Age 84
Stephen W. Congdon, 84, of Ulster, died this morning, November 12, 1971 at the Bradford County Manor following a lengthy illness.  Born in Warren Center, March 7, 1887, the son of the late Stephen and Linda Duel Congdon, he had resided in Ulster since 1938 and at one time operated a garage there.  He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I.  Surviving are his wife, Addie; a son, Roger of Ulster; three grandchildren, Stephen James Congdon of Cleveland, Ohio, E4 Suzanne L. Congdon of Fort Myers, Virginia and Roger A. Congdon, Jr. at home; two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Ann and Elizabeth Rae, both of Cleveland; a foster daughter, Mrs. Susie Van Ness of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Jessie O’Connor of Binghamton; a cousin, Dr. Wiley Congdon of Athens and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 pm.  Rev. Oren Williams of Montrose, former pastor of the Ulster-Milan United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.

CONGDON
Stephen W. Congdon, 84, FD 2 Ulster, died Friday morning.(12 Nov. 1971) He was born March 7, 1887 in Warren Center the son of Stephen and Linda Duel Congdon. A resident in the Ulster area since 1938, Mr. Congdon was a mechanic all his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWI and was a member of the Ulster Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Addie, and son, Roger, RD 2 Ulster; three grandchildren, Stephen James of Cleveland, Ohio, E-4 Suzanne Lee with the U.S. Navy at Ft. Myers. Va., and Roger Jr. at home; two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Ann and Elizabeth Rae, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one foster daughter, Mrs. Susie VanNess of Athens; sister Mrs. Jessie O’Connor of Binghamton, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. The Rev. Oren Williams of Monroeton, former pastor of the Ulster Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.

CRAIN - Margaret A. "Peggy" Coolbaugh, 54, of Milan RR 1, Smithfield Township, Pa., died Thursday morning, July 2, 2009, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., following declining health.  "Peggy," as she was known by her family and friends, was born in Sayre, Pa., on July 19, 1954, the daughter of Elvernon Crain and the late Janice BENNINGER Crain.  She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1971, and on June 10, 1972, Peggy married Frank R. Coolbaugh in Saco, Pa.  In early years, Peggy was employed by Ames Department Store and was later employed by LePrino Foods in South Waverly for 21 years until her retirement. Her life revolved around her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.  Peggy took great pride in caring for her home, which she beautifully decorated and for which she received much praise. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.  She will be deeply missed.  She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Frank R. Coolbaugh, at home; her children, Brent R. Coolbaugh and his fiancée, Sara Blow, of RR 1, Towanda, Pa., and Colleen Coolbaugh of Edgewater, N.J.; her grandchildren, Cammeron and Macey Coolbaugh of Towanda RR 1; her father, Elvernon Crain of Coudersport, Pa.; her sisters, Sandra Crain of Charlotte, N.C., Bethel Cotter of Canton, Pa., Elaine Bayles and her husband, Steven, of Mosherville, Pa., and Crisanna Barrett and her husband, William, of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, David Covey of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Janice Benninger Crain, and a brother, James E. Crain.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  3 July 2009, Daily Review.

CRAWN
Harold Ray Crawn, 62, Ghent, died staurday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fenton Murphy, following an extended illness. (18 Oct 1971)
He was born in Smithfield Township Dec. 29, 1908, the son of Charles and Alice Corneby Crawn. He has been residing in the Ghent area for the past 20 years.
Surviving besides his sister, Mrs. Fenton (Genevieve) Murphy, are two brothers, William and Gordon Crawn, both of Warwick, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carroll Brentlinger of the North Robe Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial will be in theUlster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

HAROLD LLOYD DAUGHERTY SR., 80 of Ulster died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999.  Born on Towner Hill, N. Rome Aug. 10, 1918 he was the only child of the late Karl Lyman and Lena Lane Daugherty.  He graduated from Ulster High School in 1936.  He began as an apprentice in 1936 for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Sayre.  In 1941 he was loaned by the Lehigh to American Locomotive in Schenectady, N.Y. as a draftsman to design army tanks during the war.  He returned after two years to the Lehigh where he was employed until his retirement as a plumber foreman with 43 years of service in 1979.  Harold married the former Madelene M. McKeon of Ulster, May 28, 1943.  The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1998.  They together built and operated Daugherty’s Service Station in 1950 began building Daugherty’s Motel the same year and added a restaurant in 1960 on Main St., Ulster.  They operated the motel for 21 years, retiring from business in 1972.  Harold was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and active for his community.  He was a charter member of the Sheshequin-Ulster Fire Company since 1947, a charter Chamber of Commerce since 1962 and was a member of the War Dads, Post 1536.  He was also instrumental for any other organization in the background such as peeling apples for the Ladies Auxiliary and much work over the years for the Sheshequin-Ulster Recreation Center.  He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Lloyd Jr. in 1961.  Surviving are: his wife at home; a son, Thomas LeRoy Daugherty of Ulster; a daughter, Marlena Louise Daugherty Whipple of Towanda; a special daughter-in-law, Marilyn Daugherty, wife of Tom; a son-in-law, Richard Whipple; six grandchildren, Shari Louise Whipple, Carlena Jo Westbrook, Richard G. Whipple, Jr., Thomas LeRoy Daugherty, Jr., Tonya Louise Coyne and Tammy Wheeler; 11 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Arthur Young and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Young of Ulster.  The family will receive friends at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Farr Street, Ulster Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 from noon to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Graveside services will be held at the Ulster Cemetery following the funeral.  –Towanda Daily Review

DECKER - Edward Merrill Decker, 93, of Athens, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at the Ashton Healthcare Facility, Athens. Edward was born on Sept. 29, 1913 in Sayre, the son of the late Edward and Helen Merrill Decker. He was a retired employee of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, member of the VFW-American Legion, Sayre, and Sons of Italy.  Edward is survived by: son, Michael (Marilyn) Decker of Waverly; daughter-in-law, Shirley Decker of Athens; grandchildren, Joni (Gene) Gray, Jani (Brad) Bennett, Toni (Dennis) Bauman, Bobbi (Greg) Sinsabaugh, Edward III (Presila) Decker, Jody (Jeff) Caforio, Suky (Tom) Schuster, John (Jennifer) Decker; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Edward was predeceased by: his wives, Helen Edwards Decker and Dorothy Lattimer Decker; and a son, Edward Decker II.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  Those wishing may make contributions to Guthrie Hospice, in Edward's name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly.  The Morning Times.

 

DOBSON John Wayne Dobson

age 79 of Montour Falls, NY, went home to his Lord and Savior after a brief illness, John was born on March 14, 1932 in Sayre, PA. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Gladys Whipple Dobson. John graduated from Lehman High School and the entered the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean Conflict. He then entered the workforce at Westinghouse and retired in 1991. He is survived by his wife Sandra and children: Wayne (Susan) Dobson, June (Steve) Glosenger, Sue (George) Richter, Bruce (Becky) Dobson, Bob (Deb) Dobson and Fred (Kyra) Collins; sisters: Pat (Bob) Fell, Virginia (Tim) Nichols and Anna Wheeler; brother-in-law: Ron & Deb Elliott; and 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Montour Falls First Baptist Church on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. His funeral service will be held there at 12 Noon. The Rev. George Norton will officiate. Interment will be held at Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.   Star Gazette – February 20, 2012

 

DOBSON –VERNA MAE GORDON BLOW, a longtime resident of Milan and more recently a guest at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Columbia Cross Roads, was escorted by angels into the presence of the Lord on March 15, 2004.  She was born June 30, 1926, to William and Delia (Scott) Dobson in Moscow, Pa., and was one of 11 children, two sisters remain.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Alfred Gordon.  She is survived by her current husband of 15 years, Harmon Blow, Jr.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Joseph Smith of North Kingston, R.I., and Doreen and David Passmore of Gillett; her foster daughter and her family Mary and George Wilcox of East Smithfield; her grandchildren, Lucas and Meghan Passmore, and Annee, Meagan, Adam and Kimberly Smith; her five great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Mrs. Waneta Dunn of Verona, N.Y., and Mrs. Florence Lecher of Waverly, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews; and an extended family of caregivers from Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home and the compassionate staff of the Guthrie Hospice team.  Verna was a firm believer in hard work and as such had little idle time.  During her working career she worked for the United States Postal Service.  Her responsibilities included clerking, city delivery of mail and subbing as a rural mail carrier.  She also worked at the Ingersoll Rand Credit Union as a clerk, Verna was devoted to her church, Calvary Baptist, in Athens.  She worked with the women’s missionary group, taught Sunday school and worked with the Awana program.  Child Evangelism Fellowship was a passion of hers, and she believed every child should hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Her home was a host for Good News Club meetings.  Verna and her first husband were participants in the Foster Parent Program of Bradford County.  They had the opportunity to touch the lives of four young people through this association.  She took great pride in passing on her moral, spirit and hard work ethics to all six of the children, both biological and foster.  Verna’s interests were as varied as the flowers that grew around her home.  She was dedicated completely to her children and grandchildren, and loved gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting, baking, and all-season bird watching from the inside.  Her summertime passions were swimming, basking in the sun or just fishing.  Proverbs 31:10-27 describes the life of this selfless, godly woman: Truly “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. (Proverbs 31:29.) Her smile will be surely missed by those who have loved her.   Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to noon for the viewing.  The funeral service will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, troy, on Wednesday March 19, at noon, with the Rev. Dave Dressler officiating.  The graveside service will be held at the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, immediately following the funeral.  Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, Valpariso, Ind. –Towanda Daily Review.

DONALD DRIESBAUGH
Donald A. Driesbaugh, 66, Troy RR 3, PA died Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. He was born January 7, 1930 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late John and Kathryn Driesbaugh. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Troy VFW Post 8675 and the Troy American Legion Post 49, past member of the Troy Lions Club and a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM. He was a member of the Wheel Inn Club, the Canton Moose, the Ponderosa Hunting Club and the Troy Ambulance Association. Don was the owner of the New Trojan Bar for 30 years and he was manager of the Troy Vets Club. He is best remembered for the love and devotion he felt for his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dorothy (Ward) Driesbaugh; daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Keith Seymour and Julie and Tom Horton, both of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Joy and Ed Stanton and Kirsten and Scott Case, both of Troy; mother-in-law, Bertha Ward of Troy; grandchildren, Greg, Scott and Bryan Seymour, Steve and Renee Stone, Tom and Jamie Horton, Craig and Chris Stanton and Chad Case; brothers, John (Peg) Driesbaugh, Bob (Ruth) Driesbaugh of Ulster, PA; sisters, Betty Kasson, Hannah King and Verna (Richard) Johnson of Ulster, PA; brothers-in-law, Richard (Phyllis) Ward, Clifford (Audrey) Ward; sisters-in-law, Janet (Carl) Terry; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Foster Kasson and Ed King; and sister-in-law, Betty Carlson. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 28 with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Ulster Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, c/o Rev. Jonathan Stanley, Sylvania, PA 16945. (TGR July 4, 1996)

DRIESBAUGH - Elizabeth "Betty" Kasson, 86, widow of Foster B. "Pappy" Kasson, formerly of Main Street, Ulster, Pa., diedTuesday, April 7, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  "Betty," as she was known by her family and friends, was born in East Smithfield, Pa., on June 23, 1922, the daughter of the late John Driesbaugh and Catherine HUSHELPECK Driesbaugh.  On May 11, 1940, she married Foster B. Kasson.  In early years, Betty was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre, Pa. She was later employed by Vaughn's Flower Shop in Towanda and by Rockwell's Florist in Ulster, for many years.  Betty was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ulster Recreation Center.  Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley and Dennis Kissel of Ulster, Nancy and William Coolbaugh of Ulster RR 2. Her life revolved around her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: grandchildren Virginia Knecht and her fiancé, Mike Freeland of Towanda, Cynthia McCauley and her husband, John, of Sayre. William Coolbaugh and his wife, Sharon, of Bentley Creek, and Michelle Buck and her husband, William, of Sayre; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Hannah King of Ulster, and Verna Johnson and her husband, Richard Johnson, of Ulster; her brother, Robert Driesbaugh and his wife, Ruth Driesbaugh, of Ulster RR 2; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster B. Kasson, on June 21, 1995; a grandson, Dennis F. Kissel; and brothers John and Donald Driesbaugh.  The funeral and committal service will be held at noon Friday, April 10, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 345 Ulster, PA 18850, in Elizabeth "Betty" Kasson's memory. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Wyalusing Rocket Courier 4/09/2009.

JOHN HENRY DRIESBAUGH, 80, Towanda, formerly of Ulster, died June 28, 2000 at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, following a long illness.  Born May 16, 1920, in Pittston, PA, he was a son of the late John Baptist Driesbaugh and Catherine Hushelpeck Driesbaugh, who were formerly of Ulster.  He served his country in the 3rd Armored Division, U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Mr. Driesbaugh drove tractor trailer and was a mechanic until his retirement in the early 1970s.  He was a member of the French Asylum United Methodist Church, loved horses and enjoyed riding until in his life.  He also enjoyed attending stock car races.  Surviving are: his wife, Sadie “Peg” Frutchey Driesbaugh; sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Jean Driesbaugh, Monroeton; Robert and Lee Driesbaugh, Golden Valley, AZ; daughter and sons-in-law: Sheryl and Frank Cobb, Ulster; Sandra and Pat Lattimer, Towanda; Catherine Driesbaugh, Robert Benjamin, Monroeton; Carol and Joseph Rought, Burlington; Step-children and their spouses: Shirley and Robert Homan, Milan; Vonnie and Warren Davenport, Wysox; Peggy Thomas, Durell, Bud and Barb VanHorn, Canton; sisters:  Hannah King, Betty Kasson, Verna Johnson, all of Ulster; brother, Robert Driesbaugh, Ulster; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Flora Kasson Driesbaugh; son, John Anthony Driesbaugh; brother, Donald A. Driesbaugh, and step-grandson, James Thomas.  The funeral and committal service was held June 30 at the Bower-Farr Funeral Home with the Rev. A. Michele Somerville, Pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church, officiating.  Full military honors were accorded by the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Interment was in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LAWRENCE E. DYWER, 85, of Saco, Ulster RR 2, died Saturday evening, Sept. 3, 1994, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following a brief illness.  Born Sept 9, 1908, in Wysox Township, he was one of nine children of the late Charlie and Jenny Green Dyer.  On Jan. 30, 1929, he married the former Alice I. Chaffee in Wysox.  In Early years Lawrence was employed by Sylvania Electric and the A&P supermarket in Towanda, and later became a full-time diary farmer for many years until his retirement.  He enjoyed gardening and raising fruits, vegetables and flowers.  He also enjoyed fishing and knitting.  Surviving are his wife of 65 years. Alice I. Chaffee Dyer of Saco, a daughter, June Cole of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Edwin Bidlack Sr. of Saco; a son, Donald Dyer of Selinsgrove; a sister, Edna Tuttle of Towanda; grandchildren; Jacalyn and Mark Sullivan of Canyon Country, Calif., Patricia and Rick LaConte of California, Dale and Trish Bidlack of Saco, Dawn Bidlack of Castle Creek, N.Y., Edwin Bidlack Jr. of Sugar Run and Stephen Bidlack of Liberty Corners; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1994, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, one hour prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: Saco Road Baptist Church, P.O. Box 150, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Dyer’s memory.

ELLIOTT Mildred O. Smith
Mildred O. (Elliott) Smith, 90, of Troy, Pa., formerly of East Smithfield, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Gerald E. Smith, who died on Jan. 10, 1985. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. The memorial service to honor Mildred's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday with Mildred's minister, the Rev. Stan Gill, officiating. Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Mildred was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Elmira, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Otis and Winifred (Simpson) Elliott. Mildred was a machine operator for the Youngstown Steel Door Company, in Elmira, until she retired in the late 1960s. She was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield, and belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7378 in East Smithfield.  Mildred is survived by her sons, Gerald L. (Beverly) Smith of St. Cloud, Fla., and Rodney L. (Marilyn) Smith of Inverness, Fla.; her daughter, Patricia (Richard) Smith Raymond of East Smithfield; eight grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; her five brothers; and five sisters.  Contributions may be made in Mildred's memory to the Federated Church of East Smithfield, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817.  Published in the Daily Review from 1/4/2008 - 1/5/2008.

 

EVANS Gracemary Alger

WEAVERVILLE – Gracemary Alger, age 96, formerly of Athens and Ulster, Pa., died Thursday, October 6, 2011.  Mrs. Alger was born April 21, 1915, in Ulster, Pa. She was a retired teacher, teaching in the Athens Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merlin and Grace Evans, and husband, Arthur J. Alger.  Surviving are her son, John Alger, and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery at a later date.   Sayre Morning Times – October 8, 2011

 

FARR Gordon Eugene Farr
61, former Bradford County Coroner, of 403 Clinton St. Sayre, Pa., died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 2010 at his home following declining health. "Gene" as he was known by his family and many friends was born in Waverly, N.Y., on June 30, 1949 the son of the late Gordon E. Farr and Viola May Tum Farr. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School Class of 1969, and in early years was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre, and by American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. He was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1998. Gene served as Bradford County Coroner for over 30 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He succeeded his father Gordon E. Farr as coroner following his father's death on Jan. 11, 1981. Gene was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and was a life member of the Pennsylvania Coroner's Association and the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army in Sayre, Board of Directors of Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services and the Kiwanis. He is survived by his wife, Norrene Murphy Farr at home; two sons, Dale Gordon Farr of Ulster, Bryan Eugene Farr of Sayre; two grandchildren, Maclin and Madison Farr of Troy, Pa., his brother and sister-in law, Richard "Dick" and Jeanette Farr of Ulster; mother-in-law, Genevieve Murphy of Ulster RR1; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Malcolm and Sylvia Murphy of Ulster RR1, Lyndon and Stephanie Murphy of Ulster RR1; sisters-in-law, Shirlene Murphy of Ulster RR1, Marceil Murphy of Ulster RR1; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother, Viola May Tum Farr on April 24, 2006; and sister, Joann Lee Tuttle on Aug. 13, 2007. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 or to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345 Ulster, PA 18850 in Gordon Eugene Farr's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - December 9, 2010

FARRELL   Mary V. Farrell Wayman, 83, of S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre died Monday Oct. 11, 2004 at her home.  Born June 15, 1921 in Ulster she was the daughter of the late Guy and Laura Soper Farrell. Mary was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1939. She continued her education at the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing graduating in 1942. For several years Mary was employed by the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. She then became employed by the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly in 1944 until her retirement in 1984.  In August of 1947 Mary married Eugene Wayman who preceded her in death in 1991. She was a former member of the American Nurses Association. Mary's life revolved around her family and friends. She loved nursing and took great pride and satisfaction in her profession. Mary was a kind, gentle and caring person and will be missed by all that knew her.  She is survived by: A daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Kevin Burnell of Lockwood; grandchildren, Frank Wayman, Jr., and his wife Kim Wayman of Gillett; Todd Burnell of San Diego, Cal., Kate Sampson and her husband Scott Sampson of Lockwood; her great grandchildren, Frank Wayman III, Kyle Wayman and Alex and Elizabeth Sampson; her brother Dale Farrell and his wife Barbara Farrell of Lakeside, Ore.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her faithful cat Annie.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Frank Wayman, Sr., in January of 199, sisters, Kathleen Farrell and Charlotte Richards, brothers Guy "Bud" Farrell Jr., and David Farrell.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  In lieu of flowers it was Mary's request that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR #! Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Mary V. Farrell Wayman's memory.

FENNER –BESSIE L. HOOSE, 82, of Keystone Manor, Sayre, formerly of Barton, N.Y., died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 9, 1989 at home.  Born Sept. 7, 1907 in Durell, Asylum Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fenner.  She was a retired seamstress, having worked at Sayre Lingerie for many years.  Mrs. Hoose is survived by a son, Alfred Jackson of Bluffton, S.C.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Alberta) White of Lowman, N.Y., and Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Loomis of Clarksville, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one nephew.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Hoose, and a son, Howard Salsman.  Funeral and committal services were held Tuesday at the Waverly Methodist Church with the Rev. Herbert Bowen, church pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRUTCHEY -  Beverly J. Frutchey Walters, 82, of Milan, Pa., diedTuesday, March 10, 2009 at her home.  Born August 19, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Elbert and Grace Smith Frutchey.  Beverly was a graduate of Sayre High School and in early years was employed by Cole's Market in Sayre.  Beverly's life revolved around her love of family, spending time with her grandchildren, providing for others, and assisting her husband in the operation of their farm. She loved socializing with people and made many close friends through the WOWS Group in Sayre over the years. Beverly was known by many as "The Sweet Corn Lady". She enjoyed sewing, reading diet and nutrition books, going out for lunch and dinner with family and friends, shopping and caring for her many pets. She lived for camping out on the river on the weekends.  Surviving are: five sons, Richard K. Walters and his wife, Martha, of Sayre, Kenneth L. "Pete" Walters and his wife, Dora, of Milan, Daniel E. Walters and Linda of Milan, Thomas A. Walters and his wife, Donna, of Milan, Martin J. Walters and Jennifer of Waverly, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, Christine Brown, Matthew Walters, Ann Segar, Douglas Walters, Michelle Merrill, Cara Walters, John Walters, Nicholas Walters, Casie Hexter, Stacie Walters, Ariel Walters, and Dakota Walters; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Steve Hanas of CA.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth A Walters, on July 16, 2007.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday March 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with Pastor Randy Stillson, of the Athens Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14620, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. 18850 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Beverly J. Walters' memory.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

FULLER –CAROL MARLENE FULLER MCCONNELL, 62, of 54 Pitney St., South Waverly, died on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, after a long, courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side.  Born May 11, 1940 in Sayre, she was the daughter of George and Helen Blauvelt Fuller. She married John McConnell on August 15, 1959.  She had been employed by the Sayre School District and the Evening Times for 23 years, retiring in 2002.  She was a life member of the South Waverly Fire Department and the Bradford County Fire Police Association.  In addition to her husband she is survived by: daughter Jill McConnell of South Waverly; daughters and sons-in-law, Denice and Jesse Harris of South Waverly and Kim and Robert Johnston of Sayre; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Amy and Shannon Harris of South Waverly; her cousins and special friends, Shirley Hammond of Waverly, Dorothy Secrist of Sayre and Marilyn Hadlock of Sayre; and in laws; Pat and Bill McConnell of Bradford, N.Y., Peggy and Burt McConnell of Horseheads, N.Y. and Betty Lasater of Waverly, N.Y.  She was predeceased by her father, in 2002; her mother in 1997; mother-in-law, Bessie McConnell, in 1968; and father-in-law, William McConnell in 1970.  Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly.  Funeral and committal services will follow Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. James Fox, pastor of the Keystone Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE H. FULLER, 87, of 369 Loder St., South Waverly, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at home.  He was born March 8, 1913, in Ulster, son of Herbert and Helen Noble Fuller.  He retired as a truck driver for Schuyler Lumber Co. and was a life member of the South Waverly Fire Department.  George loved to do his woodworking, work in his garden, keep his yard nice, and help his family and friends.  His family was his life.  Surviving are: his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John McConnell of South Waverly; his granddaughters and their husbands, Jill McConnell of South Waverly, Denice and Jesse Harris of South Waverly and Kim and Robert Johnston of Sayre; his great-grandchildren, Jennifer Harris, Amy Harris and Shannon Harris, all of South Waverly; his nieces, Shirley Hammond of Waverly, N.Y., and Marlene Day of Rochester, N.Y.; and his nephew, Norman Fuller of Massachusetts.  He was predeceased by; his wife, Helen Fuller, on Oct. 25, 1997; his brother, Fred Fuller; and his sister, Florence Serfoss.  Calling hours will be from 7:00 to 9:00 tonight and from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly. Pastor James Fox of the Keystone Baptist Church, Sayre, will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Wilawana United Methodist Church in care of Pam Secrist, RR 2, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GILLETT  – CLEMENCE G. PALMER, age 97 formerly of Ulster, PA, and Wellsburg, NY died Monday, May 6, 1996 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY on Thursday, May 9th from 2 to 3 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Fred Turner officiating.  Interment in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA at the convenience of the family.  Family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may contribute to the Wellsburg United Methodist Church Memorial fund in Mrs. Palmer’s memory. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jack Erle of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Stephen (Colleen) Palmer of Anchorage, Alaska, Leland Palmer and Fiancee, Sue Darrow of New York City, Alison (Wayne) Snyder of Hawley, PA, Ronald Erle and Fiancee, Diana Logan of Marblehead, MA, Linda (Ralph) Salsa of Savannah, GA, Virginia (Merrill) Van Houten of Hinesville, GA, Donna (Darwin) Biddle of Elmira, NY and Richard (Merrilyn) Erle of Longwood, FL; twelve great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Susan Palmer of Wellsburg, Mrs. Palmer was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leland Palmer in June of 1981 and her son, Wesley Palmer in January of 1996.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GILLETT Martha
TOWNER  - Mrs. F.W. Towner of Ulster died at 10 o'clock Wednesday night in Ocean City at the age of 77 years.  She is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Artie Cole of Pittsburg, Mrs. Joe Miller of Jersey Shore, Miss Nellie Towner of Ocean City and Miles D. Turner of Townada.  Funeral services will be held at the home in Ulster on Saturday at 11 o'clock.  Burial will be in Ulster cemetery.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 16 November, 1923.  (Aug.8.1848 - Nov.14.1923   w/o Frank W. Towner)

DUDLEY A. GLEOCKLER, 81, of 124 Spring St., Sayre, Pa. died Wednesday morning, June 15, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Aug. 13, 1923 in Bradford County, Pa., he was the son of the late Adam Gleockler and Violet Rosback Gleocker.  Dudley attended the Ulster Schools and later served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by the Farmers National Bank in Athens and as a painter with his brother-in-law, Frank McCauley of Ulster for many years.  Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Diane H. Smith and her husband, Donald C. Smith of Adah, Pa., two granddaughters, Molly and Sarah Smith of Adah, Pa., his sister, Wanda McCauley of Ulster, his sister-in-law, Marie Bisgrove of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Gleockler in 1984, a brother, Kenwood “Jack” Gleockler, sisters Leatha Gleockler, Naomi Gregory, Mazie Bouchard, Ruth Miller, and Phyllis McCormick.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 18, at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa.  Interment will follow in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, N.E. Pennsylvania Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Dudley A. Gleockler’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GLEOCKLER –PHYLLIS MURIEL GLEOCKLER MCCROMACK, 60, of Ulster RD 2, died early Monday morning, Dec. 14, 1987, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 28, 1927, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Adam and Viola Rosback Gleockler.  Mrs. McCormack was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1945.  On June 15, 1987, she married Norman R. “Tip” McCormack.  She was employed by Sayre Lingerie for over 30 years until failing health no longer permitted her to work.  She was well-known and possessed many friends.  Mrs. McCormack was a member of the Ulster First Presbyterian Church.  She was past president and secretary of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Sayre; a past Girl Scout leader and served on the Ulster Township Election Board for many years.  Surviving are her husband, Norman R. “Tip” McCormack; five daughters, Mrs. Mark (Kathy) Burrows of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. Michael (Karen) McDonald of Lockwood, N.Y.; Mrs. Kim McCormack, at home and Ms. Kristy McCormack of Ulster; two grandsons, Jason and Aaron Burrows, both of Ulster RD 2; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Wanda) McCauley of Ulster, Miss Leatha Gleockler of Athens, Mrs. Naomi Gregory of Sayre and Mrs. Ruth Miller of Waverly; a brother, Dudley Gleockler of Sayre; a very dear friend, Mrs. Everett (Doris) Slocum of Luthers Mills; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Gleockler and sister, Mazie L. Bouchard and by a grandson, Corey McDonald.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. Joseph J. Gasper and the Rev. Stephen K. Klotz officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Thursday morning at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in care of Jean Hope, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. McCormack’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GORE MARY LAWRENCE
Mrs. Mary G. of 114 Pleasant St., Sayre, died Wednesday, Feb 6, 1974, at 4:05 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital following a lingering illness. She had been a patient at the hospital since Jan. 2, 1974.  She had resided with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. William Bustin at 114 Pleasant St., for the past 12 years.  Mrs. Lawrence, formerly of the Johnson City area, was born in Sheshequin, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bridget Bustin Gore, she went to the Johnson City area with her family at the age of 19.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church, Tioga Point Chapter DAR of Athens and of the Sayre Senior Citizens. Surviving are several first cousins including William Bustin of Sayre, Mrs. Maurice Humpton of Sayre, Miss Rose Bustin of Sayre and Mrs. Eugene Golden of Elmira. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lock;hart St., Sayre, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in the family plot in Ulster Cemetery.

GRENELL Clarence F. Grenell, 92, died at his home in Smithfield Sunday evening at 6:15. He is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. Bernice Mingos Cowles of Orwell, Mrs. Carl Fraley of East Smithfield, Miss Angeline Grenell at home, Miss Fanny Grenell of Ithaca and Clarence Jr., of Binghamton; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Henry Westervelt of West Danby, NY; several nephews and nieces. The body was removed to the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be returned home Monday evening. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Burial will be in Ulster cemetery. Rev. O.D. Young will officiate. Submitted by Pat Raymond

GUSTIN –HAZEL WITTING, 89, of 204 Tyler St., Athens, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Burlington Township on July 23, 1905, she was the daughter of Grow and Helen Dodds Gustin.  She was a member of the Luthers Mills Methodist Church.  She was also a lifetime member of the Sayre and Athens Senior Citizens Club and its band, the “Young at Heart Kitchen Band,” in which she played Minnie Pearl.  She was an accomplished seamstress and a devoted wife and mother.  She is survived by her children and their spouses: Helen and Robert Jenkins of Mansfield, Elsie and Alfred Allyn of Churchville, N.Y., Fred and JoAnn Bohlayer of Ulster, and Donald and Betty Bohlayer of Sayre; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her two husbands; Fred Bohlayer Sr., in 1956 and Amos Wittig in 1985; two brothers, Ethan Gustin in 1991, and Harry Gustin in 1989; and a grandson, Myles Jenkins in 1987.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Area Agency on Aging, Main St., Towanda, Pa. or the American Heart Association w. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

HALLOCK - Hartshorn - Athens Gazette - August 4, 1898
After an illness of three years with diabetes, at her home in Ulster, on Wednesday, July 27th, Mrs. Sarah (Hallock) Hartshorn, wife of Barak Hartshorn, aged sixty-four years.  Mrs. Hartshorn was born in Monroe, Orange County, New York in 1834.  She was the youngest daughter of Josiah Hallock, and was the descendent of one of the puritans who landed in Plymouth in 1620.  She is survived by her husband, five daughters, two sons, three sisters and one brother, all highly respected people.  She was a faithful wife and kind mother.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and was always ready to do her duty whenever health permitted.  She leaves a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.

HAYWARD Ethel Mae LENOX , 79, of Sayre, PA died April 19, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born Ethel Mae Hayward in Sheshequin Twp. on May 31, 1919, daughter of Earl and Eva (Watkins) Hayward Cole.  Ethel Mae and her husband Leroy owned and operated a dairy farm in the Ulster area.  They both worked part time at GTE Sylvania in Towanda until full retirement in 1984.  They maintained a seasonal residence in Ormond Beach, FL.  She is survived by her children, Carolyn Harris of Milan, PA and Donna Dunbar, also of Milan, Dale Lenox of Chalfont, PA and Lynn Lenox of Columbia Cross Roads; special sister, Esther Smalley of Sayre; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Leroy K. Lenox; her son Kenneth Lenox; her granddaughter Pamela Jean Dunbar; her brothers.  Wesley “Stub” Hayward and Edward Hayward; and her half-brother, Clarence Cole.  Funeral services were held April 24 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster with the Rev. Sandi Foster officiating and interment to follow at Ulster Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Lenox’s memory.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifHENDERSON –ELIZABETH SINCLAIR, 105 Year Old Ulster Woman Dies.  Elizabeth Sinclair, 105, of Ulster, died Friday evening May 26, 1978, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, after a long illness.  She was believed to be the oldest living resident in Bradford County, according to Gordon Farr.  She was born Jan. 23, 1873 in Ogdensburg, Pa. the daughter of William and Sarah Payne Henderson.  She was a lifelong resident of Ulster. She was the widow of the late Raymond Sinclair, who died in 1964.  Mrs. Sinclair, better known by her friends as “Grandma Libby” was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church.  Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Irene Maneval of Endicott; grandchildren, Mrs. Harold (Jean) Smith, Athens, Mrs. Kenneth (Edith) Green, Endicott, and William Maneval, Phoenix, Ariz. and a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Cheryl) Coleman, Ulster.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Sunday at 2 p.m.  Buried Ulster Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

HICKS - EDNA MCMORRAN
 Edna Hicks McMorran, 88, formerly of Saco, died February 2, 1990 at the Laporte United Methodist Home where she had been a guest for the past five years. Born January 9, 1902 in Wetona, PA, she was the daughter of James Ulysses and Ida Bilby Hicks of Wetona.  She married in 1920 and spent her married life in the Saco community.  She was a member of the Wetona United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Jay Sinclair McMorran of North Towanda; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Agnes) Frawley of Macedonia and Mrs. William (Alta) Lee of Omaha, NB; stepson, Richard V. McMorran of Towanda; step-sister, Mrs. Richard (Florence) McMorran of Towanda; brother, Ivan Hicks of Troy, eight grandchildren; nine great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. McMorran, in 11947 and a son, Earl H. McMorran in 1972. Funeral services were held February 6 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and interment to be in the Ulster Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte, PA 18626 in Mrs. McMorran's memory. (TGR, Thursday, February 8, 1990)

 

HILL Jack Hill

75, of 111 Pitney St., South Waverly, Pa., died Saturday afternoon, July 14, 2012 at his home following declining health.  Jack was born in Elmira, N.Y., on May 30, 1937 the son of Richard and Thelma Tucker Hill. He was a graduate of the Elmira City Schools and Elmira College where he received his bachelor of business administration degree. On January 23, 1975, he married the former Elizabeth Thomas in Waverly, N.Y. In early years, Jack was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and was later employed by Borg Warner in Ithaca, N.Y., until his retirement. Jack was a communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and was a former member of the Sayre Sportsman’s Club and the Waverly Sportsman’s Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and skeet shooting. Jack was honored as a former state skeet shooting champion. Jack was a loving husband and father. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and canine companion Zoe.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Hill at home; children, Shawn Abrams of Hickory, N.C., Shannon Abrams of Conover, N.C., Sunshine Hill and husband Tom Spiker of Philadelphia, Pa., Samara Hill Oliphant and husband Will Oliphant of Columbus, Ohio, Donny Hill and Kathy Cahill of Sayre; eight grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Julie Hill of East Hartford, Conn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Daryl Sherman of Clearwater, Fla., Marie and Wayne Doran of Springfield, Mo., Carol and John Saxton of Elmira, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hill and sisters, Phyllis Hill and Louise Rys. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors.  Contributions may be directed to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 in memory of Jack Hill.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa., is assisting the Hill family with arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – July 16, 2012

 

HORTON –SUSIE (HORTON) SWINGLE, 81, died on Monday, April 12, 2004 at the Sayre House.  She was born August 6, 1922 in Ghent, at home to Howard and Helen (Schrader) Horton.  She was raised in Ghent and graduated from Ulster High School.  She lived at 509 First Street in Athens for 40 years.  On Oct. 4, 1947 she married the late W. Kenneth Swingle.  She ran the Sayre Lingerie Store for 15 years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Eastern Star and the Athens Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving are her children, Judy (Frederick) Grace of Allegany, N.Y., Dale (Julie) Swingle of Sayre, Pa.; six grandchildren, Dustin, Rachel, Garrett Swingle and Ryan, Chris, Megan Grace; a sister, Janet Wieziolowski of Elmira, brothers, Cecil Horton of Athens, Dana Horton of Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, W. Kenneth Swingle in 1983.  Friends may call Thursday, April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 16 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be directed to the Sayre House Nursing Home, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre or to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ISBELL - Alton H. Isbell, 86, of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Twp., Pa., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Aug. 8, 1921 in Burlington Twp., Pa., he was the son of the late Leslie Isbell and Floy Hoffman Isbell. In early years, Alton attended the Luthers Mills School and later went to work on his father's farm. On Nov. 12, 1941, he marred the former Lucille E. Atwood. Alton owned and operated his dairy farm in Ulster Twp. for 57 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and the Northern Tier Tractor Association. Surviving are: his wife of 66 years, Lucille E. Isbell, at home; children, Barbara Bailey and her husband Russell Bailey of Towanda RR 3, Pa., Phyllis Otis and her husband Gary Otis of Wyalusing RR 1, Pa., Janet Astare and her husband Ed Astare of Monroeton, Pa., Sue Adams of Milan, Pa. and her friend Joe Regan, Richard Isbell and his wife Mary Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; brothers, Clifford Isbell of Ulster RR 2, Pa., Clarence Isbell and his wife Aileen of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Alfred Isbell and his wife Eleanor of Rome, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful canine companion, Rudy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: sisters, Blanche Sheridan and Elizabeth Finnerty and by brothers, Floyd and James Isbell, son-in-law, Gregg Adams, sisters-in-law, Bertha Isbell and Louis J. Isbell. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Brett Benjamin officiating. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, in care of Kathy Wolstenholme RR 1 Box 277 B, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Alton's memory. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/20/2008.

JAMES GORDON ISBELL, 76, Towanda, RR1, North Towanda Township, died March 12, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born October 26, 1926 in Burlington Township, he was a son of the late Leslie and Floy Hoffman Isbell.  He was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for many years and also assisted his nephew Fred Isbell in the operation of his farm.  Surviving are four brothers, Alton Isbell and his wife, Lucille Isbell, Ulster RR3, Clifford Isbell and his wife, Lois Isbell, Ulster RR2, Clarence Isbell and his wife, Aileen Isbell, Columbia Cross Roads, and Alfred Isbell and his wife, Eleanor Isbell, Rome RR1; sister-in-law, Bertha Isbell, Towanda RR1; brother-in-law, James Finnerty, Columbia Cross Roads, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by sisters Blanche Sheridan and Elizabeth Finnerty; and a brother, Floyd Isbell.  The funeral service was held March 15 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. William Lusk, Pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment followed in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

ISBELL Nina Isbell Neiley, 95, of Saco, Towanda RR 1, died
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Nina was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Ulster Twp., Pa., the daughter of the late James and Harriett SIMONS Isbell. On July 4, 1942, she married Lincoln "Linc" Neiley and together they owned and operated their farm in Saco for many years. In early years, Nina was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. and was later employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Bradford County Manor. She was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda and was a former member of the Ulster Grange. Nina loved the outdoors, gardening and caring for her flowers.  She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Betty Neiley of Fishkill, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and John MacMorran of Towanda RR 1; grandchildren, Kevin Neiley and his wife Deb, Sue Eggleston and Diane Neiley; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lincoln "Linc" Neiley on Jan. 30, 2002; her adopted brother, Walter Isbell; and son-in-law, Louis Sturdevant.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947, in Nina Isbell Neiley's memory.  Feb. 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY Mrs. Effie Wittig, 87, of Smithfield Township, where she lived all her live, died Wednesday evening in the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. She was born April 6, 1863, in Smithfield Township, the daughter of Amos and Ellen Johnson Kelley. She was the widow of John Wittig. Survivors are a son, Amos Wittig, at home, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster where the funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Owen Barrett of Canton, formerly of Smithfield officiating. Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery. Submitted by Pat Raymond - Pat717@aol.com from her grandmother's scrapbook, Clara OLIPHANT Smith.

KISSEL Dennis J. Kissel, 66, of Main Street, Ulster, Pa., died
Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born March 3, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late William and Naomi Kissel.  Dennis grew up in Cincinnati and attended school there. He later served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Jan. 11, 1964, he married the former Shirley Kasson in Washington, D.C. Dennis was employed by Masonite Corp., now known as Craftmaster, in Wysox, Pa., for many years until his retirement in January of 2006.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Towanda–Ulster Bowling Association, where he served as president and secretary, the Towanda-Ulster Bowling Hall of Fame and the Towanda Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf until his health no longer permitted him to continue. Dennis enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He also enjoyed NASCAR and woodworking.  Surviving are: his wife of 46 years, Shirley KASSON Kissel, at home; his daughters, Virginia Freeland and her husband Mike of Sayre, Pa., and Cynthia McCauley and her husband John of Sayre, Pa.; his grandchildren, John Paul Villelas of Endicott, N.Y., Adam John McCauley of Sayre, Pa., Robert John Henderson II of San Diego, Calif., Richard Lee Henderson of Towanda, Pa., Patrick Joseph Henderson of Sayre, Pa., and Samantha Rose Kissel of Portland, Ore.; his brothers, William Kissel and his wife Mary Lou of Florida, Michael Kissel and his wife Joan of Dayton, Ohio, and Jody Kissel of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nancy and William Coolbaugh of Ulster, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his cats Fluffy T and Tiger Too.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his son Dennis Foster Kissel on March 1, 1997; his brother, Gary Kissel; his sister, Patti Davis; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Foster and Elizabeth Kasson.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Dennis J. Kissel's memory.  March 04, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

KITCHEN –ANNA F. KITCHEN HUBBARD, 97, of 1332 Cherry St., Boothwyn, Pa., formerly of Milan, died Saturday evening; Jan. 4, 1992, at the Crozer Medical Center, Upland, Pa.  Born Nov. 5, 1894, in Smithfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Laura Williams Kitchen.  Mrs. Hubbard assisted her husband, George M. Hubbard, in the operation of their farm in Milan for many years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George on Oct. 23, 1982.  She was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church.  Mrs. Hubbard is survived by two sons, George M. Hubbard and Donald R. Hubbard, both of Lakeland, Fla., a daughter, Mrs. Marion Smith of Boothwyn; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1992, at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser, pastor of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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