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

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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) 

ROBERT D. LEARN, 68, of Ulster, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born July 9, 1933, in Sheshequin Township, a son of the late Dodd and Mary Thompkins Learn.  Robert was a graduate of the Sheshequin-Ulster Joint High School, class of 1951, and subsequently entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served during the Korean Conflict.  He continued serving until 1955.  Robert was formerly employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  After his retirement, he managed the Beirne-Webster Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Towanda for several years.  He was a member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F&AM, Athens; the Vietnam Last Man’s Club; Towanda Gun Club; the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2191, Towanda; and was a social member of Lodge Roma Madre 1342 Order, Sons of Italy, Sayre.  He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 452, Mildred, and Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568 Towanda,  He is survived by Rita Calveric Delaney of Ulster; his daughter, Shanna Learn, and her friend, Kevin Cook of Edinboro, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther and Lang Dayton of Towanda, Doris and Kenneth Nichols of Athens, Hazel and Eugene Bradley of Sayre, Phyllis and James McChesney of Deltona, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Alice Learn of Sayre, James and Sun Learn of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Buffington Learn in 1986; father, Dodd Learn in  1967; mother, Mary Thompkins Learn in 2000; two brothers, Carl S. Learn in 1994 and Phillip L. Learn in 1999; and two sisters, Muriel Krotzer in 1978 and Eleanor Marrone in 1995.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, with Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association, 738 S. Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. in Mr. Learn’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEROY K. LENOX, 74, 421 Oneida St., Sayre, formerly of Ulster, died suddenly Dec. 31, 1990 in Ormand Beach, Fla., of a heart attack.  He was born March 3, 1916, in Ulster Township, a son of Howard and Henrietta McMorran Lenox.  He attended Ulster school where he graduated in 1935.  After high school he married the former Ethel Mae Hayward on June 7, 1937.  The two of them became successful farmers in the Ulster area until they retired in 1984.  During the last years of farming Leroy was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  He served as a school director of the Ulster and SRU school districts for 16 years and as a director of the First National Bank of Ulster.  In addition to these leadership roles, he was a committeeman of Agway Cooperative and the Bradford County Soil Conservation group.  In recent years Mr. Lenox was an active member of the Athens Senior Citizens, traveled throughout the United States and Canada, and developed an avid appreciation for golf, bowling and biking.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae; four children, Carolyn Harris, Milan; Donna Dunbar, Milan; Dale Lenox, Chalfont, Pa., and Lynn Lenox, Columbia Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Lenox, Ulster; two sisters, Winifred Betts, Towanda; and Dorothea Huff, Milan; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Lenox and by a granddaughter, Pamela Dunbar.  The family will receive friends this afternoon from 2-4 and this evening from 7-9 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jon Bausman, pastor of the Ulster United Church officiating.  Interment will be in Ulster Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Arthur Young, PO Box 345, Ulster, Pa., or to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, Pa., or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 428 Sayre, Pa. in Leroy Lenox’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LENT J Fleming

(Local News)  J. Fleming Lent died last Saturday at his home in Burlington, aged 72 years.  His wife survives and one son.  The funeral was held at the home at 10 Tuesday morning.  Interment was at Ulster. TGR 1912

 

LEWIS, J. HAROLD  Services for J. Harold Lewis, 71, Towanda, were held Feb. 6 from Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with Rev. Albert E. Cox officiating.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Mr. Lewis died Feb. 3, 1984 at Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 6, 1912 in Ulster Twp., son of Horace E. and Leah Braund Lewis.  He owned and operated a dairy farm and operated a milk route serving Towanda area farmers for over 15 years.  He served as treasurer of Towanda Area School Board in the 1950 and 60’s and was a member of North Towanda Twp. Zoning Hearing Board.  He was a member of North Towanda United Methodist Church and an active member of Ulster Grange for over 40 years.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bernice; sons, Duane C. of Towanda and Richard C. of Ellington, CN; daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Marilyn) Guffey of Towanda, Mrs. William (Mary) Krispin of Philadelphia and Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Selleck of Melbourne, FL; 14 grandchildren.  (TGR Feb. 9, 1984)

LOOMIS - (note-death date April 7, 1943) Mrs. Carrie Chubb, 42, of Ulster died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock at the Tioga General hospital, Waverly, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Dewey Chubb; two daughters, Jene and Marjorie at home; one son Leonard at home; her father, Henry Loomis of Milan; one sister, Mrs. Alice Loomis of Ithaca, and a brother, Clair of Milan. The body was removed to the Farr funeral home from which it will be taken to the family home today. Funeral services will be held at the Chubb home Saturday at 2:30. Rev. Roy L. Hotchkiss of the Ulster Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Ulster cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810, email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

LUNDY - Mildred Cooper, 95, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at home. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Reynolds of King Ferry, Jan Cooper of East Troy, Pa., and Kathy Swimelar of Pine City. She was a retired elementary school teacher in the Athens school district. Calling hours are from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the church, with Rev. Robert Wuethrich and Rev. Harry Barrigar officiating. Burial will follow in Ulster Cemetery. Arrangements are by Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, N.Y. - Corning Leader, 29 Feb 2008

LUNDY - Mildred (Lundy) Cooper, age 95, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and longtime resident of Bentley Creek, Pa., and Elmira, N.Y., died at home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.  She was predeceased by her husband, Grant N. Cooper, in 1970.  She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Don) Reynolds of King Ferry, N.Y., Jan (JoAnn) Cooper of East Troy, Pa., and Kathy (Jeff) Swimelar of Pine City, N.Y.; grandchildren, BreAnn and Matthew Swimelar and Jenna Cooper; and special friends and caregivers, Chad and Virginia Maphis and family.  She was also predeceased by her siblings, Ronald Lundy and Marjorie White.  Mildred was born in Towanda, Pa., March 31, 1912, the daughter of the late Vern and Bessie (MacMorran) Lundy.  She was a retired teacher from the Harriet Child Elementary School in the Athens Area School District. Mildred was also a member of Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and the West Elmira Senior Citizens Group.  Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa. where her service will follow at 3 p.m. The Rev. Robert Wuethrich and the Rev. Harry Barrigar will officiate. Interment will follow in Ulster Cemetery in Ulster, Pa.  Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa. 16925.  Arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, N.Y.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman, I was in her 4H group when I was young.  Daily Review March 1, 2008

HON. JOHN C. MATHER
Funeral services for Hon. John C. Mather were held yesterday afternoon at the family home in Ulster and were largely attended, scores of his friends and neighbors turning out to pay their respects to the memory of one whom they had highly regarded. The Rev. C. N. Platt of the Ulster Presbyterian Church officiated, assisted by the Rev. Archibald McKinlay of Athens. Interment was in the Ulster Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Grant Holcombe, Harry Ayers, Guy Rockwell, Jacob Eiffert, Earl Horton and Elwin Johnston. Honorary bearers were Fred Kirk, R. B. Allen, E. D. Lewis, Louis Plollet, Walter Page, Dr. S. D. Conklin, George Allen, Dr. Donald Guthrie and Howard E. Bishop.

MARY E. MCCARTY, 88, of Circle Drive, Waverly formerly of Ulster passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Friday Nov. 21, 1986. Born in Ulster Sept. 14, 1898, she was the daughter of Charles and Tillie Richley McCarty. She was employed as a cashier at the Marine Midland Bank of Binghamton and after her retirement she moved to Waverly. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Ulster. She is survived by one sister, Miss Ethel McCarty of Ulster; two nieces, Mrs. Jean Smith, Sayre RD 2 and Mrs. Betty Cunningham, Waverly; a nephew, Thomas McKee, Jr., Waverly; a brother-in-law, Thomas McKee, Sr., Waverly. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens Sunday 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Ulster. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

McKEON - On the morning of Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, Elizabeth M. Young, a long-time resident of Ulster, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a period of declining health. Her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Arthur H. Young, was at her bedside. Elizabeth was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of Charles L. and Pearl Rice McKeon. As a young girl, Elizabeth moved with her family to Ulster. She was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1938, and subsequently attended business school in Olean, N.Y. In early years, Elizabeth was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and later served as a secretary for the former GLF store in Ulster. On June 25, 1940, she married Arthur H. Young in the Ulster Methodist Parsonage. Elizabeth was also employed by the First National Bank of Bradford County in Ulster for 18 years until her retirement in 1985. In 1981, Mrs. Young and James Nichols Jr., branch manager, were on duty when an armed robbery occurred at the Ulster bank. She was a dedicated and active member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women's group, and also served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Elizabeth also was a member of the church choir and served as choir director for many years. Over the years Elizabeth was very active in the Ulster community, having served as a member and past president of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department Auxiliary and as Ulster Township auditor for many years. She was a 60-year member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443; a 54-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda; and a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for a number of years. Surviving are: her husband, Arthur H. Young, at home; her children, Millie Y. Hollenback and her husband, Richard W. Hollenback, of Towanda, Pa., Richard A. Young of Newark, N.Y., and Rebecca A. Hopkins and her husband, Gordon Hopkins, of North East, Pa.; grandchildren, Lynne and Jay Dzwil of Lansdale, Pa., Scott Young of Lyons, N.Y., Matthew Young of Boston, and Arthur Hopkins of North East; great-granddaughters, Gwendolyn and Allison Dzwil of Lansdale; a niece, Marlena Whipple of Towanda; and a nephew, Thomas Daugherty of Ulster. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters Virginia McKeon, in 1920, and Madeline Daugherty, in 2000; her daughter-in-law, Inez Young, in 1997; and a nephew, Harold Lloyd Daugherty. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Ulster United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., and also from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ulster United Methodist Church. Wysox Rebekah Lodge No 443 will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will provide its own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, in care of Dan Reynolds, PO Box 136, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Elizabeth M. Young's memory. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 13, 2006

MCKEON –MADELENE MCKEON DAUGHERTY, known to many as “Pete”, 75, widow of Harold Lloyd Daugherty Sr. of Ulster, Pa., died Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Aug. 10, 1924 in Ulster, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Rice McKeon.   Madelene was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1942.  She was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens during World War II and was later employed by Sayre Lingerie (Blue Swan Mill) for several years.  She married Harold Lloyd Daugherty of Ulster on May28, 1943.  The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1998.  In 1950 Madelene and Harold built and began the operation of Daugherty’s Service Station in Ulster and in the same year began construction of Daugherty’s Motel, all which were located on Main Street in Ulster.  In 1960 they added a restaurant to their location. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty operated their motel in Ulster for 21 years until their retirement from business in 1972.  Madelene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was very active in her community.  Her legacy for future generations, because of the love she possessed for her town, was the writing of a beautiful hard bound history book titled “Ulster, a View Past to Present” in 1995.  This, she said, was one of her proudest accomplishments.  She was a secretary and life member of the Ulster Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was recognized as Lady of the Year on several occasions; a life member of the Bradford County Historical Society and was awarded historian of the year in 1996; secretary for 26 years and former president of the Ulster-Sheshequin Chamber of Commerce; coordinator for surplus food for Ulster-Sheshequin; member of the Ulster United Methodist Church; and secretary for 21 years and board member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Recreation Center.  Her Friday evenings for those years were dedicated to roller-skating at the recreation center.  Madelene was also instrumental in organizing children’s Christmas and Halloween parties and Easter egg hunts annually for Ulster-Sheshequin children for several years.  On Oct. 5, 1974, a pavilion was dedicated in her honor at the Susquehanna River access area in Ulster, named “Pete’s Pavilion” for her years of service to the Ulster-Sheshequin Chamber of Commerce.  In 1998 Madelene was presented a plaque and cross necklace for her years of service to the Ulster Recreation Center.  Surviving are a son, Thomas LeRoy and his wife, Marilyn, of Ulster; a daughter, Marlene Louise Daugherty Whpple of Towanda; six grandchildren, Shari Louise Whipple, Carlena Jo Westbrook, Richard G. Whipple Jr., Thomas LeRoy Daugherty Jr., Tonya Louise Coyne and Tammy Wheeler; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Arthur Young of Ulster.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on Feb. 3, 1999, a son, Harold Lloyd Daugherty Jr. in 1961, and by a sister, Virginia, in 1920.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GERALD R. MCKINNEY, 93, formerly of East Smithfield and Ulster and the Crestview Trailer Park, Athens RR1, died Monday evening, Oct. 7, 2002 at the Sayre House, Sayre.  Born Feb 14, 1909 in Ulster, he was a son of the late Leon and Flora Hemingway McKinney.  Gerald attended the Ulster High School.  In early years he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highway and later worked at Harding Brothers in Elmira, N.Y. for nearly 30 years, until his retirement in 1972.  Gerald was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Waverly, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Irene McKinney of Andover, Ma.; step-children, Cheryl and Ron Walker of Athens RR1; Arthur Bidlack of Ulster, RR2, Bruce and Dora Bidlack of Ulster RR2; Ben and Marge Bidlack of Towanda RR1; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by wives, Inez Lorena Foss McKinney on Dec. 22, 1983 and by Charlotte Walborn Bidlack McKinney on Feb. 13, 1999; and a son, Leon A. McKinney on Sept. 10, 1992.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday. Oct. 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Barr St., Ulster, with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, Pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Sayre Home Activity fund, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. in Mr. McKinney’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEON A. McKINNEY
 Leon A. McKinney, 57, of Gillett RR 3, died Thursday, September 10, 1992. He was born September 10, 1935 in Ulster, the son of Gerald McKinney and the late I. Laurena Foss. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Troy American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Irene; sons, Stuart and Kevin McKinney, both of Williamsport; father, Gerald McKinney of Ulster; sister, Mrs. Lee (Betty) Neiley of Towanda; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on September 13 with Dr. James L. Smith Sr. of the Saco Road Baptist Chirch officiating and interment to be in the Ulster Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, September 17, 1992)

McMORRAN, A Duncan- Ulster, Nov 4-(1945) retired farmer and well known resident of Ulster, died at his home at 8 o’clock Saturday morning following a lingering illness. Born in North Towanda Township March 22, 1863, the youngest son of William and Martha Howie McMorran, native of Scotland, he lived for many years at Saco, but has been a resident of Ulster since his retirement from farming 23 years ago. He was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Ammerman of Saco on October 4, 1894, and on October 4 of last year they celebrated their golden wedding. Mr. McMorran was of a genial, kindly nature which won him many friends who regret his passing. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, W Frank McMorran of Troy; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph P Kennedy of Beltsville, Md. and Mrs. Paul H Brown of Ulster; a sister, Miss Martha McMorran of Ulster and five grandchildren. The body is at the family home on East Smithfield Street, where friends may call at any time. The funeral services will be held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. J F McCloy of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery. Mr. McMorran was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Saco. 



Harry MERRILL - Reporter Journal - August 14, 1902
Ulster Young Man Drowned in the Susquehanna Saturday
Harry Merrill, aged 21 years, was drowned in the Susquehanna River at Ulster on Friday night or early Saturday morning.  The boy was found by the you man’s father on Saturday morning at 8 o’clock about 30 rods below the river bridge with his feet in the boat and his head lying in the water.  Mr. Merrill soon had assistance and removed his son from his position in the water.  Coroner Pratt was called but did not deem an inquest necessary.  Young Merrill left home on Friday afternoon to go fishing.  He had not returned at night time but nothing was thought of the matter as he often stayed out late.  In the morning when the young man failed to appear, his father became alarmed and went to the river, his search resulting in finding his son drowned.  Young Merrill was subject fits and it is thought that in leaning out of the boat he was seized with a fet and fell into the water.

Harry MERRILL - Evening Times - August 8, 1902
Discovered His Son Drowned
Harry Merrill was drowned in the Susquehanna River at Ulster Friday night August 8th while fishing.  Late that afternoon he got his tackle ready and told his parents that he was going fishing.  At night his parents went to the river but did not think that anything was wrong as he had often stayed out late before.  In the morning, when he had failed to put in an appearance, his father became alarmed and went out with a boat to search for his missing son.  He had searched for some time and he was rowing along the west shore about 30 rods below the Ulster bridge and there with his feet in the boat and his head in the water the father found his sone about 8 o’clock.  He gave an alarm and soon the whole neighborhood was at the riverside to lend assistance.  The young man was lifted out of the boat and laid on the shore.  It is thought by his father that he had started for home as his boat was on the shore and he probably had leaned over the side of the boat to reach for his fish and in so doing was taken with a fit, falling in the river.  His father states that his son was subject to fits.  Coroner Pratt was immediately telephoned for.  Deceased was about 21 years of age and leaves besides his parents, a sister, Mrs. George Carey of Sayre. 



MERRILL - Mary Rosena Merrill, 90, of RR 3 Troy, formerly of Ulster, died on Thursday, September 5, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on September 21, 1900 in Ulster, the daughter of William and Anna Harthsorn Merrill.  She was a graduate of Ulster High School in 1920, and was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre for 20 years.  She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  Miss Merrill was also a charter member of the Old Grove Nature Club, and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.  Miss Merrill is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 pm at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with Rev. Jon Bausman, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Ulster, officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, in care of Arthur Young, Box 131, Ulster, PA 18850.

December 21st, 1889 - Publication Unknown
On Saturday (December 19) Mr. Wm. MERRILL, Uncle Billy as he was familiarly called, was laid away by the companion of his youthful days and declining years, who departed this life less than a year ago.  Uncle Billy will be greatly missed, as he had lived here over forty years and raised a large family of children and great-grandchildren, who rise up and called him blessed.  Like a shock of corn fully ripe, so he is receiving his reward in heaven, having passed his four score years by three and his works do follow him.

Alexander MURRAY
Alexander Murray died at his home in Ulster, PA., Nov. 25, 1911, and was buried the following Tuesday afternoon. Besides being a veteran of the Civil War, he was held in high respect as a citizen of the village in which he lived.  There survives, his wife, Mrs. Emma Murray; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Kennedy, of Towanda; Mrs. O. J. Van Winkle and Mrs. Frank Vandyke, both of Ulster; two sons, D. C. and Milton Murray, of Elmira, also a sister, Mrs. Fred Jenner, and two brothers, Nharles (As is) and Luman.     TGR 1911

Lincoln 'Linc' NEILEY, 91
02/01/2002
Lincoln "Linc" Neiley, 91, of Saco, died Wednesday evening, Jan, 30, 2002, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Sayre, a son of the late Jerome B. and Jennie Stevens Neiley. Lincoln was a graduate of Towanda High School, where he played football. On July 4, 1942, he married the former Nina Isbell. Lincoln owned and operated his farm in the Saco area for many years until his retirement. He was a 50-year member of F&AM Union Lodge No. 108, Towanda; International Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 1152, Wysox; and a member of the Grange No. 173, Ulster. Lincoln enjoyed reading, bowling, football and playing cards. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nina Isbell Neiley; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Betty Neiley of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter, Janice Sturdevant of East Smithfield; grandchildren, Kevin Neiley, Sue Thigpen and Diane Neiley; great-grandchildren; sister, Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Neiley of Towanda and Harriet Neiley of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins He was preceded in death by five brothers, David, Steve Sr., Alfred, Nelson, and J.B. Neiley Jr.; two sisters, Rachel and Ruth Neiley; and son-in-law, Louis Sturdevant. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor A. Michele Somerville, of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. Union Lodge No. 108, F&AM, will hold Masonic services at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial service from Wysox Lodge No. 1152, IOOF, will follow. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lincoln Neiley's memory

NICHOLS - Dorothy Nichols Jones formerly of Ulster, PA. Dorothy Nichols Jones, 90, formerly of Ulster, Pa., died Friday, August 27, 2004, at The Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Born May 6, 1914 in Warren Center, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ina Lyons Nichols. In earlier years, Dorothy attended school in Warren Center. On May 28, 1936 she married Robert G. "Bob" Jones who preceded her in death on July 4, 1990. Dorothy was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church and the Ulster-Sheshequin Fireman's Auxiliary. Surviving are two sisters, Marjorie Carlton, Endicott, N.Y., Joyce Nichols, Owego, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Nichols, Vestal, N.Y., Pat Nichols, Rome, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marion Barnum, Alberta Gower, Retha O'Connor and Doris Warner; six brothers, Delmar, Donald, Kenneth, Victor, Franklin and Edward Nichols. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. Sun Press Binghamton August 30 2004, contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

MCKEON –MADELENE MCKEON DAUGHERTY, known to many as “Pete”, 75, widow of Harold Lloyd Daugherty Sr. of Ulster, Pa., died Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Aug. 10, 1924 in Ulster, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Rice McKeon.   Madelene was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1942.  She was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens during World War II and was later employed by Sayre Lingerie (Blue Swan Mill) for several years.  She married Harold Lloyd Daugherty of Ulster on May28, 1943.  The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1998.  In 1950 Madelene and Harold built and began the operation of Daugherty’s Service Station in Ulster and in the same year began construction of Daugherty’s Motel, all which were located on Main Street in Ulster.  In 1960 they added a restaurant to their location. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty operated their motel in Ulster for 21 years until their retirement from business in 1972.  Madelene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was very active in her community.  Her legacy for future generations, because of the love she possessed for her town, was the writing of a beautiful hard bound history book titled “Ulster, a View Past to Present” in 1995.  This, she said, was one of her proudest accomplishments.  She was a secretary and life member of the Ulster Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was recognized as Lady of the Year on several occasions; a life member of the Bradford County Historical Society and was awarded historian of the year in 1996; secretary for 26 years and former president of the Ulster-Sheshequin Chamber of Commerce; coordinator for surplus food for Ulster-Sheshequin; member of the Ulster United Methodist Church; and secretary for 21 years and board member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Recreation Center.  Her Friday evenings for those years were dedicated to roller-skating at the recreation center.  Madelene was also instrumental in organizing children’s Christmas and Halloween parties and Easter egg hunts annually for Ulster-Sheshequin children for several years.  On Oct. 5, 1974, a pavilion was dedicated in her honor at the Susquehanna River access area in Ulster, named “Pete’s Pavilion” for her years of service to the Ulster-Sheshequin Chamber of Commerce.  In 1998 Madelene was presented a plaque and cross necklace for her years of service to the Ulster Recreation Center.  Surviving are a son, Thomas LeRoy and his wife, Marilyn, of Ulster; a daughter, Marlene Louise Daugherty Whpple of Towanda; six grandchildren, Shari Louise Whipple, Carlena Jo Westbrook, Richard G. Whipple Jr., Thomas LeRoy Daugherty Jr., Tonya Louise Coyne and Tammy Wheeler; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Arthur Young of Ulster.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on Feb. 3, 1999, a son, Harold Lloyd Daugherty Jr. in 1961, and by a sister, Virginia, in 1920.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OLIPHANT - SMITH, CLARA O.,  Services were held Jan. 23 for Clara O.Smith, 89, Columbia Cross Roads, at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Mrs. Smith died Jan. 18, 1984 at Bradford County Manor.  She was born Feb.12, 1894 in Ulster, daughter of Lanty and Bertha Kelley Oilphant.  Mrs. Smith assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Smithfield Twp. For many years, her main interests being home and family.  She is survived by sons, Gerald E. of Columbia Cross Roads and Clifford C. of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Rose Oilphant, Horseheads; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. (TGR Jan. 26, 1984)

CARL MASON OLMSTEAD, 78, a lifetime resident of Ulster died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer.  Carl was born Jan. 15, 1928 in Sayre, the son of John A. Olmstead and Luella McMorran Olmstead of Ulster.  Carl was the third generation to operate the family dairy farm in Ulster. After receiving his agricultural diploma from Athens High School, Carl drove school bus, in Ulster until he was needed on the farm full-time.  After retiring from farming, Carl worked for the Ulster Township Highway Department. He was a part of the Totem Park Restoration Project and the Cash Creek Road Bridge and Creek Flood Control Project. Carl enjoyed his mountain top and walked every inch of it with a dog named Mutly.  He loved the land and all the animals on it. His love for his cats was well-known.  He will be fondly remembered for his generosity and his loving and kind heart. Carl will be sorely missed as he was loved by all his friends and family. Carl is survived by his loving wife, Sandra K. Olmstead; step-daughter, Amy; his step-granddaughters, Alex, KayKay, Samantha and Lakota; nieces and nephews, Charles Olmstead and his wife Sharon of Los Angeles, Calif., Patricia Sjostrom and her husband William of Rome, Pa., Aneil Olmstead and his wife JoAnne of Sayre, John Olmstead and his wife Martha of Troy, N.C., Barbara Olmstead of Rochester, N.Y., Vincent Olmstead and his wife Cathleen of Waterford, N.Y., and Kathleen Ferlong and her husband Daniel of Ironia, N.J.; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and 10 great-great-nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen J. Olmstead and Eugene M. Olmstead.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gorden Farr St., Ulster.  A Vigil Prayer service will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 8, 206 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Carl Mason Olmstead’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

OUSTERHOUT –LEVIA R. BURLINGAME, 84, formerly of Rome, and the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, July 28, 1998, at the Rivermede Nursing Home in Binghamton, N.Y.  Born April 11, 1914, in Johnson City, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late George Henry and Helen H. Spahr Ostrehout.  Levia was a 1932 graduate of Binghamton Central School and a 1935 graduate of the Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, N.Y.  On March 30, 1935, she married Leland R. Burlingame at the Grace Baptist Church in Smithfield Township.  Levia was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church; Mrs. Burlingame enjoyed knitting, crafts and Bible teaching.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law; Priscilla L. and James Wagner of Kirkwood, N.Y., and Lauralea S. and Rev. Larry Adee of Groton, N.Y.; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. Delmar Osterhout of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; a sister, Iona Goers of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland R. Burlingame, on April 28, 1994 and by a great-granddaughter, Hope Cortright, in 1982.  The funeral service will be held Friday, July 31, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, Ulster-East Smithfield Road, Smithfield Township, Pa. with her son-in-law, the rev. Larry Adee and Dr. Kenneth Brown, pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Child Evangelism fellowship of Bradford County, RR 1, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Burlingame’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. –Towanda Daily Review.

PATTERSON –F. JEAN PATTERSON FRANKLIN, 81, Towanda, PA died January 4, 1998, at her home.  Born January 29, 1916, in Towanda Twp., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Claire Patterson.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and continued her education in art at various area colleges; and was manager of Franklin Coin Operated Dry Cleaning business on State Street in Towanda for many years.  Her main interest in life was her home and family and she loved to travel.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Ted and Gail Rockwell Franklin, Trout Run, PA; four grandchildren, Rebecca Lanits, Santa Cruz, CA.  Tammy Smiley, Saylorsburg, PA; Lee Edward Franklin, RR #1 Canton; Lisa Ann Franklin, Trout Run; great-granddaughter, Sarah Rose Lanits; sisters, Ruth LaRue, Horseheads, NY; Dorothy Lilley, Commerce, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ross.  A memorial service will be held Jan 9, at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA.  The family suggest that memorials be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Jean Patterson Franklin’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Addison PHELPS, of Smithfield Township, died at his home Monday, May 19th. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons. Funeral will be held at the home Thursday, May 22d. Burial in Ulster Cemetery.

 

PITCHER H.E. Pitcher

of Ulster, Pa., brother of the postmaster at Owego, was killed by an Erie freight train about half way between this place and Waverly, early Thursday morning. He was seen in Waverly about two o'clock that morning, and as his watch stopped at seventeen minutes past four, it is supposed he was killed at that time. His body was brought to this village, where the remains were viewed by the coroner and a jury, and they adjourned until next Tuesday. He was sixty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and daughter. Waverly Free Press-December 25, 1886  Submitted by Stephanie Johnston

 

POLLOCK - Eddie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pollock died Wednesday morning of typhoid fever.  He was not considered dangerously ill until a few days before his death when he had a relapse.  He was in the 26th year of his age and was loved and respected by all.  He leaves his loving parents and affectionate brother Archie to mourn his death.  The funeral was largely attended Thursday.  Rev. E.O. Goodling's remarks were comforting to the bereaved friends.  He was laid to rest in the Ulster Cemetery. Dated March 2d 1891.  Submitted by Reva Wagner 5 March 1891 The Bradford Republican.

POTTER –DOROTHY P. ORSER, formerly of Ridgewood, N.J., and Buckingham, Pa., age 89, died on Nov. 18, 2004 at Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, Pa.  She was born in Ulster and was the daughter of the late Orville and Beatrice Potters.  She graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., in 1933 with a bachelor’s degree in library science.  Dorothy was the principal librarian at the Ridgewood Public Library in Ridgewood, N.J. for over 40 years.  She was an active member of Ridgewood Methodist Church until she moved to Cornwall Manor in 1999.  Dorothy was an avid traveler and traveled to many countries throughout the world.  Dorothy is survived by her loving son, Neal Orser of Jamison, and her beloved grandchildren, Chris Orser and his wife, Wakan, Shannon Orser, and Kelly Ann Fisher and her husband Robert.  She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Paige Fisher and Owen and Lily Orser.  Family and friends are invited to attend Dorothy’s life celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Leaver-Cable Funeral Home of Huckingham, 4886 Old York Road, Buckingham, Pa.  Interment will take place on Friday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  In lieu of flowers contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Cornwall Manor, Boyd Street, P.O. Box 125, Cornwall, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

PRUYNE –PAULINE P. CHUBB, 89, of Towanda RR 3, PA, died Tuesday, November 9, 1993 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born in W. Pittston, PA on June 13, 1904, she was the daughter of William L. and Clara A. Stark Pruyne.  She moved to the Valley in 1948.  She was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, M. Wendell and Elinor Chubb of Troy; sons-in-law, Dale Kline, with whom she resided, of Towanda and Robert Shelton of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Deborah, Suzanne and David Chubb, Carolyn Blanchard, Tammy Mackasey and James Shelton; four great-grandsons; brothers, William Pruyne of Ulster and Robert Pruyne of Milan; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by daughters, Barbara Shelton in 1981 and Marian Kline in 1991.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery funeral Home in Athens on November 12 with the Rev. Kenneth Lynde officiating and burial to be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 622 ½ S. Main St., Athens; the Presbyterian Church of Towanda, 5 Court St., Towanda or the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

Wayne E. RAUPERS, 53, Ulster
01/09/2002
Wayne E. Raupers, 53, of Ulster died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Born July 2, 1948, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Charles J. and Margaret Vallilee Raupers. Wayne was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1966. In early years, he was employed by the Valley Cities Gas Co., in Sayre, and by American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. He was later employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda for 26 years, and also served as an equipment instructor for PennDOT until his retirement.  On July 30, 1983, he married the former Ramona D. Yale in Ulster. Wayne's life encompassed his family and many friends. He was a life member and former fire chief of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company. Wayne was also a former Ulster Township supervisor and was active in community affairs. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and raced mini-stock cars. Wayne played softball and was a member of the G.K.R. Masonry softball team for years. He was a hunting enthusiast and avid New York Giants and Geoff Bodine fan. Wayne also loved to work on cars. Surviving are his wife, Ramona D. Raupers, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda and Donald Vanderpool of Towanda RR 5; grandchildren, Bethany Dodge, Cody Vanderpool, Jenni Johnson and her husband, Ray Johnson, and Shawn Potter; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles F. and Ann Raupers of Hornbrook, Gale K. and Barbara Raupers of Ulster, Gary F. and Wendi Raupers of Hornbrook, and Joseph H. and Sylvia Raupers of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Claudia Mehalchick. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr Street, Ulster, with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Mr. Raupers' memory.

RECORD - Almon Record long a resident of Ulster, died Sept. 12, 1916 at Astor Park, Florida, aged 76 years. Deceased was a son of centenarian Justus A. Record of Towanda and a genial kindly man. In April 1861 he responded to President Lincoln's first call for troops, enrolling in Company F. 5th Reserves, P.V. and served three years. After the war he settled at Ulster and engaged in farming. Owing to his health he had spent the last few years in Florida. The remains were brought North and inhumed in Ulster cemetery on Monday. - Bradford Star, September 21, 1916

REESER –GWENDOLEN W. COOLBAUGH, 74, of 365 W. Hogan Lane, Greeneville, Tenn., formerly of Ulster, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the Tokoma Hospital, Greeneville, Tenn.  Born in Colley, Pa., Jan. 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Clair and Lillian Dieffenbach Reeser.  She was married April 24, 1943, to L. Edwin Coolbaugh in LeRaysville, and he predeceased her on Dec. 12, 1989.  She was a self-employed Nurses Aide for many years.  She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jack Ackerman of Ulster; her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Nancy Coolbaugh of Ulster, James and Judy Coolbaugh of Endwell, N.Y., and Frank and Peggy Coolbaugh of Milan; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Everett Reeser of Athens RR 1; a special friend, Harry Shoun of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Shelder, pastor of the Ulster Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Red Cross, 37 North Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Esther RENSEL Ludwig, 85
01/04/2002
Esther Rensel Ludwig, 85, widow of Leo Ludwig, formerly of Sheshequin Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Homestead Suites Personal Care home in Athens. She was born March 14, 1916, in DuBois, a daughter of the late George and Iva Wise Rensel. Esther was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1933. On Sept. 19, 1934, Esther married Leo Ludwig. In early years, Esther was employed by the W.T. Grant store and by Decker Hat Shoppe, both in Sayre. She was later employed by Denninger's Felt Products in Sheshequin for a number of years. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Sandra Ludwig of Silver Springs, Fla., Bruce and Phyllis Ludwig of Candor, N.Y., David and Laurie Ludwig of Sayre; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred Rensel of California; sister, Mildred O'Dell of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Leo Ludwig, Jan. 31, 2000. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home. 6 Gordon Farr St. Ulster. The funeral and committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Blaine Hill, of the First Presbyterian Church, Waverly, N.Y., officiating. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Empire State Speech and Hearing Clinic, 1408 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. 14901 in Mrs. Ludwig's memory.

GEORGE C. REYNOLDS, 95, of Myersburg, Wysox RR 2, died Thursday afternoon, March 5, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Feb. 17, 1897 on the family farm in Myersburg, Wysox Township, he was a son of the late William S. and Hattie Brown Reynolds.  Mr. Reynolds was a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for 50 years and at the time of his retirement in 1970, was an engineer on the Phoebe Snow.  He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.&A.M., Athens, for 63 years.  He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and was a life member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.  Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert B. Reynolds of Wash., D.C.; a nephew, Robert Reynolds Martin of State College; a niece, Mrs. Frances C. Reynolds Workman of Ingelwood, Calif.; several great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna Brooks Reynolds in 1936; and Martha Yerks Reynolds.  Two sisters, Mavis Burroughs in 1985; and Vivian Martin in 1963.  A brother, Winton L. Reynolds in 1932.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F.&A.M. will hold Masonic services Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, 1992 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

REYNOLDS Robert “Bob” Brooks Reynolds

Died on Jan. 13, 2011 of cancer and kidney disease after excellent care at the VA Hospital, Washington, D.C.  He was born June 17, 1923 in Sayre, Pa. He was a World War II veteran. He graduated from Bucknell in 1948, and the Univerity of Iowa and the University of Michigan with a Ph.D in geography.  He worked at the Army Mapping Center and the International Agency of Police Chiefs as a statistician. He was excellently cared for by the VA Hospital (DC), especially as a dialysis patient.  He is survived by his cousins, Roberts and Val Martin, Nancy Baxter, Randall Baxter, Francis Reynolds and Clell Goodwin; and his caregiver, Martha Jewett, RN. A eulogy was said at Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, near his parents, at a later date.   Sayre Morning Times – February 3, 2011

 

W. HENRY ROCKWELL, 82, well known Ulster business man and life-long resident, died Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born May 17, 1918 in Ulster, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy and Clemence Gooding Rockwell.  Henry was a graduate of the Carson Long Military School in Carlisle, Pa. and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Phillipines.  In early years, Henry assisted his father Guy in his milk transport route from the Sheffield Creamery to New York City and also worked on the family farm in Ulster.  Henry was also formerly employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda, Westinghouse Corp. in Athens.  On June 29, 1945 he married the former Esther Chandler at the Ulster Presbyterian Mance.  From 1966 to 1981.  Henry owned and operated Rockwell Greenhouse in Ulster.  He then enjoyed helping and delivering flowers for his son Guy, until 1997.  Henry was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. & A.M. Athens-Ulster Water Authority, Ulster Cemetery Association and was involved with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout the years.  Surviving him is a wife of 55 years, Esther at home; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Guy and Cam Rockwell of Ulster, Richard and Linda Rockwell of Allentown, Pa.; 5 grandchildren, Heather Gigllotti, Sam Rockwell, Erik Rockwell, Jason Rockwell and Darren Rockwell; 4 great-grandsons, Mickey, Cameron, Trevor and Devin; 3 cousins, Don and Clair Nickerson and Millie Rubert all of Hornbrook.  He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Noah.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital, Dialysis Unit, Sayre, Pa., the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company, P.O. Box 199, Ulster, Pa., the Ulster Municipal Authority in care of Arthur Young, P.O. Box 131 Ulster, Pa., the Ulster Cemetery Association in care of David Layman, P.O. Box 196 Ulster, Pa. or to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in care of Cindy Thetga, Treasure, P.O. Box 218, Ulster, in Henry Rockwell’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

SCHLOSSER Edward F. Schlosser Jr.

54, of Lindley, N.Y., formerly of Ulster, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

Ed was born in Camden, N.J. on Sept. 1, 1958, a son of the late Edward F. Schlosser Sr. and Joann R. Yates Schlosser. He attended SRU High School and was employed as a truck driver for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, training horses, and was a drummer for several area bands.  He is survived by his companion, Loretta Smith of Lindley, N.Y.; children Joni L. Vargson of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Edward F. Schlosser III and wife Melissa of Milan; step-children Robert Smith of Elmira, Jeramie Vargson of Elmira, Angela Smith of Owego; grandchildren Ryan Smith, Caleb Smith, Tyler Talada, Devin Adams, Kamryn Schlosser, Halei Schlosser, Ze'kyiah Wright, and several additional grandchildren; sisters Margaret Harkinson of Lindley, N.Y., Cindy Coyne of Sheshequin; brothers Brian Schlosser and wife Carolyn of Sheshequin, Kevin Schlosser of Elmira, David Schlosser and wife Kerri of Wyoming, Michael Counterman and wife Missy of Towanda and Charles Harkinson of Ulster, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor David Wilkerson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – February 6, 2013

 

JOSEPH F. SEARFOSS, 80 of Milan RD 1 died June 30, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Laquin, Pa. April 13, 1906 he was the son of Nathan and Lilly Alice Searfoss.  He has been a resident of Bradford County his entire life.  Mr. Searfoss owned and operated a dairy farm on Laurel Hill for many years until he sold the dairy in 1963.  He was a member of the Laurel Hill Grange No. 1161 for a number of years.  He is survived by his wife, Anna at home; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Rimbey of Sayre, Mrs. Gerald (JoAnne) Jones of Painted Post, Mrs. Monty (Beverly) Russell of Waverly, Mrs. Carl (Florence) Vernon of Waverly and Mrs. Marlyn (Lois) Wood of Ulster; five sons, Harold Searfoss of Waverly, Joseph Searfoss Jr., of Wellsboro; Robert Searfoss of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Ronald Searfoss of Waverly and David Searfoss of Coraopolis, Pa.  A son and daughter, Paul and Ruth preceded him in death.  Mr. Searfoss is also survived by 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ammerman of Athens RD 2; brothers, Paul Searfoss of Sayre, Elmer Searfoss of Athens, Robert Searfoss of Horseheads and Truman Searfoss of Ulster; numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home, Athens on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather of the Athens Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

Raymond Sinclair, age 93, of Athens, formerly of Ulster. Friday, June 15, 1973, at the Carpenter Nursing Home, Athens, PA. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. The Rev. Joseph Jasper officiating. Burial in Ulster Cemetery. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Mrs. Irene Maneval of Endicott, NY; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years.

SMITH –ALTA SMITH ANTHONY age 85, widow of Harrie E. Anthony, formerly of 318 Poplar St., Towanda, Pa. died Monday evening, March 27, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 29, 1914 in East Smithfield, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Winfield and Anna Keeler Smith.  During the 1960s, Mrs. Anthony was employed by the former W.T. Grant Co. on Main Street in Towanda.  She later was employed as a receptionist for the late Dr. Willis Redding in Towanda for several years.  Mrs. Anthony was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Susan L. Anthony of Dillon, Colo. and Dale E. and Hazel C. Anthony of Waverly, N.Y.; a daughter, Kay L. Dishinger of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Sarah “Sally” Anthony of Broadheadsville, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrie E. Anthony in July 1971, and by a son, Robert H. Anthony in November 1985.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Anthony’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD E. SMITH, 67 of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 died Thursday, Jan. 10, 1985 at the South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla.  He was born in Rose Valley, N.Y., the son of LeRoy and Clara Oliphant Smith.  He attended the E. Smithfield Federated Church and was employed at Harding Brothers in Elmira.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Tom Jack Camping Club in E. Smithfield.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mildred Elliott Smith; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Raymond of RD 2 Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Gerald L. Smith of Los Angeles, Calif. and Rodney L. Smith of Ulster; brother, Clifford Smith of Horseheads, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating.  Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

SMITH Gerald R. Smith

Age 82, of 29 Pine Street, Waverly, New York died on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.   Survived by Wife of 59 and one half years Dolly Williams Smith, three children Gerald R. Jr (Cindy) of Cicero, NY, Diana Walden of Elmira Heights, NY , Edmund of Alexandria, VA, two Grandchildren Alexandra and Samantha of Cicero, NY and Brother Charles (Ethel) of Waverly,NY, and several nieces, nephews, and special friends. Jerry was a 35 plus year employee of Hardinge Brothers, a veteran of the US Navy (Korea), a 1950 Graduate of Waverly High and a Life Member of Waverly VFW Post 8104. He was also an avid fan of the NY Yankees and Syracuse Orange. In his later years Jerry enjoyed working outside in his yard and garden. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, and Grandfather.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be in the spring of 2014 at Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pennsylvania with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York 14892. Those wishing may visit our Facebook page or send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Jerry’s family.  Funeral home obituary – November 27, 2013

 

SMITH –RUTH SMITH FAULKNER formerly of Sayre, Pennsylvania, died April 13, 2007 at Hospice of the Palm Beaches, in West Palm Beach following a period of declining health.   Ruth was born September 27, 1919 in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Noble G. and Mabel Aston Smith. A 1936 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School, she worked for the War Department at Harvard University during World War II.  An Army wife of over 30 years, she lived at various military posts with her husband and 2 children in both the United States and Germany.  She did volunteer work for the Veteran's Hospital and also the Bradford County Humane Society.   Surviving family members include her daughters, Dianne Pike of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Susan Davis of Wellington, Florida, son's in law Steve Brubaker, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Don Davis, Wellington, Florida, grand children Laurie Pike of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Rick Pike of Neptune Beach, Florida and her four great-grandchildren: Josh Pike, Katie Pike, Kristen Pike and Kasey Pike, all of the Jacksonville Beaches.  She is also survived by her nieces Patty Loaiza of Danville, Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Middleton of Clovis, California and by her nephews Richard Smith of Phoenix, Arizona and Dale Smith of Elmira, New York.  She was predeceased in 1986 by her husband, William Faulkner who was born in East Smithfield, also by her twin brother John Smith of Sayre, sister-in-law Anne Smith of Sayre, her sister Margaret Williams of Mentor, Ohio and her mother-in law, Ruth Campbell Summers of Athens.  A graveside memorial gathering for friends and family will be held at the Ulster Cemetery on Saturday May 12 at 9 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials in Ruth's name either to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Bradford County Humane Society in Ulster.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/22/2007

SOPER Jane S. BURNETT, age 80, of Gillett RR 3 (Bentley Creek), PA died Sunday, March 16, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was the daughter of the late Webster and Louise Hoefer Soper and was born September 14, 1916 in Elmira, NY.  Mrs. Burnett was a member of the Bentley creek Baptist Church and the Wellsburg Euchre Club.  She was a former tax collector and justice of the peace for the town of Ridgebury and volunteered many hours to the Bradford County farm Museum in troy.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence; daughters and son-in-law, Beverly and Thomas Rocco of east Smithfield and Juliette (Judy) and Steven Walsh of Bentley Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Judith Burnett of Towanda; sister, Rida Anderson of Lexington, NC; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Alvin and Frank Soper.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on March 19 (11 pm) with Pastor Rick Wulf and the Rev. Leland Thomson officiating and interment to be in Ulster Cemetery.  Friends may contribute to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church Memorial Fund, RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925 in Jane’s memory.

STROPE –JOSEPHINE STROPE BIDLACK, 96, widow of Jay William Bidlack, of Ulster, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born January 24, 1907, in Burlington, she was one of 13 children of the late Hollister Ardell Strope and Frances "Belle" Strait Strope. Josephine attended the Towanda schools and in early years served as a switchboard operator for the Commonwealth Telephone Company in Ulster. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church. Surviving are; two daughters, Hilda Jones, of Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Phyllis Drabinski, of Sayre; her daughter-in-law, Ruth L. Bidlack, of Towanda; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; her sister; Lillian Dieffenbach, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Jay William Bidlack, on February 11, 1979; her son, Edwin L. "Ed" Bidlack Sr., on November 24, 1998; a granddaughter, Debra Ann Jones Wishner; and by 4 sisters and 8 brothers. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St. Ulster, Pa. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Arthur Young, P.O. Box 131 Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Josephine Strope Bidlack's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOUIS STURDEVANT
 Louis Gordon Sturdevant, 62, Smithfield Township, Milan, PA died Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born February 28, 1939 in Elmira, NY he was a son of the late Earl S. and Myrtle Evans Sturdevant.  Louis was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1957 and Penn State University, 1961, where he received his bachelor of science degree. He owned and operated his own farm until December of 1999.  He was a member of the Diahoga Grange No. 1951 of East Athens for 48 years and was a member of the Bradford-Sullivan Pomona Grange No. 23, the Pennsylvania State Grange and the National Grange. Louis served as an EMT for the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, Smithfield Division and was a member of the East Smithfield Fire Department for many years.  He was a member of the Smithfield Township Fire Police, the Bradford County Fire Police Association and the Bradford County Old Timers Association.  He was a life member of the Holstein-Friesian Association. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, the former Janice Neiley, at home; a sister, Carrie Walker of Elmira, NY; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nina and Lincoln Neiley of Saco, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Betty Neiley of Waverly, NY; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Leigh Sturdevant and a sister, Bernice McDonald. Funeral services were held April 30 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating; interment was to be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947 in Louis G. Sturdevant's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 2001)

CLARENCE E. (DUTCH) SWINGLE, 84 of 704 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre died Friday, Nov. 11, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born May 12, 1904 in Elmira, he was the son of the late Clinton C. and Flossie Cogswell Swingle.  He has been a resident of Sayre for the past 41 years.  He was employed as an office worker at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 25 years, retiring in 1969.  He was a graduate of Ulster High School and Meeker’s Business School in Elmira.  He was a member of the Sayre Elks Club, Waverly Moose and Athens Senior Citizens.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred at home; a daughter, Mrs. June Titus of Endwell; a son, Clarence E. (Bud) Swingle, Jr. of Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Kobe of Waverly; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Allgier-Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 North Elmer Avenue, Sayre Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Ulster Library or the Sayre Library.  –Towanda Daily Review

TEMPLETON - Geraldine Marian Templeton Burke, formerly of Ulster, died peacefully March 12, 2008 in Monroe, Mich. Born June 10, 1921, she was he daughter of the late Herbert P. and Helen (Ayers) Templeton. Mrs. Burke resided in Ulster until 1970. In 2003 she moved to Romulus, Mich., making her home with her daughter Billie Jo. Her survivors include: her son-in-law, David Mantoux; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Hugh Templeton, and his wife, Shirley Templeton, of Athens; and sisters Bernice Robinson and her husband, Gordon Robinson, of Sayre and Jean Leonard and her husband, William Leonard, of Athens. There are numerous loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her former husband, William H. Burke; daughters Billie Jo Mantoux in 2004 and Brenda Sue McCune in 2008; son-in-law Stephen McCune; sisters Elberta Franklin and Mary Wakely; brothers Robert, James, Herbert Jr., Joseph, and John Templeton; and grandson James Daniel Enyart. A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 from 10-11 a.m. at Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon Farr St., Ulster. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Ulster Cemetery. Following the cemetery service family and friends are invited to a gathering at Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  March 16, 2008 Sayre Morning Times

JOSEPH H. TEMPLETON, 84, OF Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Twp., Pa., died Friday evening, Feb 12, 1999, at the Highlands in Laporte, PA.  Born Feb. 15, 1914 in Smithfield Twp., Pa., he was a son of the late Herbert P. and Anna Adam Templeton.  Joseph was a 1931 graduate of Ulster High School.  On July 30 1936 he married the former Marian Louise Morningstar at the Church of Christ in Sayre, Pa.  Joseph was employed by I.B.M. in Los Angeles, Calif. From 1935 until 1948.  Mr. and Mrs. Templeton later moved to Owego, N.Y. in 1948 as the result of Joseph’s transfer to I.B.M. in Endicott, N.Y.  Following Joseph’s retirement from I.B.M. in 1971, the Templeton’s resided in the family homestead in Ulster Twp.  Mr. Templeton was a former senior men’s national water skiing champion.  He also enjoyed down hill skiing, scuba driving and hang-gliding of which he had obtained 1,000 flights.  He was a member of the V.F.W. War Dads of Sayre.  Surviving are his wife, Marion Louise Morningstar Templeton, a son and daughter-in-law; Paul Joseph and Johanna Templeton of Gillette, Wyo.; two grandchildren, Vicki and Conklin of Coca, Fla; a brother, John Templeton of New Port Richey, Fla.; and two nieces.  A private graveside service will be held at the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS –ELIZABETH O. BURNETT, 93, OF Sayre, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005.  Born Aug. 31, 1912 in Pleasant Hills (East Smithfield) Pa., she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She loved to crochet, knit and do all kinds of handwork.  She loved her dog Casey and her flowers.  She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Fred Burnett, in 1995; brothers, Lloyd, Phelps and Burton Thomas; a sister, Lelia Thomas Allen; and a son, Phelps T. Burnett.  She is survived by daughters; Jacquelyn and George Bowen of Lounsberry, N.Y., Carol and Leland Thompson of Sayre, and Susan and Herbert Barry of Athens; a son, Ronald and May Burnett of Athens; a sister-in-law, Florence Thomas of Waverly, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Ulster Cemetery with her son-in-law Leland Thompson officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeast Region, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. or to the Parkinson Disease Association, 12590 Hylan Blvd, Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS –LELIA H. ALLEN, 80, of 202 Willow St., Athens, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness.  Born April 1, 1917, in Sayre, she was the daughter of Floyd and Elsie Thomas.  She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Athens.  She retired as an O.B. Gyn nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She loved to knit and was devoted to her grandson.  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 1968, and her brothers, Burton Thomas and Phelps Thomas.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Margaret Allen of Mesquite, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jerry Dolan of Athens; a grandson, Derrick Allen Dolan of Athens; a sister, Elizabeth Burnett of Sayre; a sister-in-law, Florence Thomas of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Thursday at 2 p.m. with her nephew, Chaplain Leland Thompson, officiating.  The family will provide flowers.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Trinity Church, 701 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. or the Greater Valley Medical Emergency Services, Sayre, Pa., or a charity of one’s choice.

TUM –VIOLA MAY TUM FARR, 89, widow of Gordon E. Farr, well-known resident of Ulster, Pa., died early Monday morning, April 24, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Viola was born May 24, 1916, in Canandaigua, N.Y., the daughter of the late LeGrand Frost Tum and Inez Betsie Mandy Tum.  As an infant, she moved with her family to Elmira, N.Y., where she spent her early years growing up and was a graduate of Southside High School.  On June 18, 1939, Viola married Gordon E. Farr. Together, they established the Farr Funeral Home, in Ulster, faithfully serving area families for many years. In addition to her dedication to the funeral home, Viola also served as Ulster Township tax collector and as emergency dispatcher for the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department and Ambulance for many years. Following the death of her husband on Jan. 11, 1981, Viola continued the operation of the funeral service until her retirement in 1987, when the funeral home was transferred to James A. Bowen.  Viola was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and, as she raised her family, served as a den mother, for the Ulster Cub Scouts. She was the first noble grand of the former Lady Sheshequin Rebekah Lodge, not known as the Wysox Rebekah Lodge. Viola was a past secretary-treasurer of the Tioga General Hospital Auxiliary and was a life member of the Ulster Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Tri-Township Ambulance Association. She was a member of the old Grove Nature Club, Ulster-Sheshequin Study Club and the Milan Grange.  Viola possessed great love for her family and home and enjoyed family gatherings. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her kind and gracious manner, her love of cooking, baking, bird watching, flowers, her pet cats and working on puzzles.  Surviving are her children, Joann Lee Tuttle and her husband, Donald Tuttle, of Ulster; Richard Harry Farr and his wife, Jeanette Farr, of Ulster; and Gordon Eugene Farr and his wife, Norrene Farr, of Sayre, Pa.; her grandchildren, Gregory Tuttle and his wife, Betsy Tuttle, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Julie Tuttle Eecker and her husband, David Eecker, of Ulster; David Tuttle and his wife, Kathy Tuttle, of Athens RR 2; Robin Farr VanNess and her husband, Pete VanNess, of Athens; Richard H. Farr and his wife, Lori Farr, of Dover, Pa.; Paula Farr Chapman and her husband, Tracy Chapman, of Ulster RR 2; Dale Farr and his wife, Jodi Farr, of North East, Pa.; and Bryan Farr of Sayre; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Milton and Merton Tum.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr Street, Ulster, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department, P.O. Box 199, Ulster, Pa. or to the Ulster First United Methodist Church, in care of Arthur Young, P.O. Box 131, Ulster, Pa. in Viola T. Farr’s memory.

TUTTLE - Donald Harold Tuttle, 72, a life long resident of Ulster died peacefully on Dec. 30, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born May 29, 1936, Donald was the son of the late Beverly (Sodan) Tuttle, and Donald H. Tuttle Sr. Donald left high school early to serve his country in the Army returning to Ulster where he met the love of his life Joanne Farr, marrying her in 1959 at her father's (Gordan Farr) funeral home. Together they raised three adoring children and were active in their business, church, and community. Donald served as the Ulster Township Supervisor for 30 plus years and was an antique dealer in town never truly retiring.  Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 49 Years Joanne (Farr) Tuttle on Aug. 13, 2007, brother Joseph Tuttle; sisters Nancy Stevens, and Barbara Woodruff.  Donald is survived by his children: Gregory (Betsy) Tuttle of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Julie (David) Eccker of Ulster, David (Kathy) Tuttle of Athens; sisters, Evelyn Boyles of Towanda, Alice (Kenny) Johnson of Wysox; brothers, Allen (Betty) Tuttle of Wysox, Ronald (Paula) Tuttle of Wysox; grandchildren, Gregory Thomas Tuttle, Adam Tuttle, Ashley Tuttle, Katrina (Lawrence) Faucett, Sarah Eccker, Eric Eccker, Kristy Tuttle; his special companions Momma Kitty and Bubba; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends also survive.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church at PO Box 345, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in loving memory of Donald. A memorial service and celebration of Donald's life will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Ulster United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. A period of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Burial will take place in the Ulster Cemetery immediately following the service.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. If you are unable to attend the service condolences and memories for Don's family may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.tiogapointcremation.com.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

WALBURN - Daily Review - December 15, 1984
Ada Walburn Congdon
Ada Walburn Congdon of Ulster died Tuesday morning, December 11, at the age of 91, after a prolonged illness.  Mrs. Congdon resided in Ulster until three years ago when, due to illness, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with her grandson, Stephen Congdon and family.  She has resided at Franklin Plaza Nursing Home for the last several months.  Surviving are her sister, Pearl Schraider of Sayre, PA; three grandchildren, Roger Congdon, Jr. of Monroeton, Stephen Congdon and Suzanne Congdon of Cleveland; four great-grandaughters, many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Congdon had requested that there be no funeral or memorial services.  Interment will be in Ulster Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Roger Congdon memorial fund at the Ulster Methodist Church.

WALTERS - Kenneth A. Walters, 81, of Milan, Pa., died Monday, July 16, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born Oct. 15, 1925, in Ulster Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Percy Walters, and Mabel Olmstead Walters. Ken attended school in Milan and was a graduate of Ulster High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the European and Pacific theaters. On June 1, 1947, he married the former Beverly Frutchey. Ken owned and operated his own farm all his life and also operated a farm equipment business at home until the time of his death. He was a member of the Ft. Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246, Athens. Ken was a member of the Athens School Board for 12 years, having served as board president in 1958. Ken's love of family, spending time with his grandchildren, providing for others, the outdoors and farming were paramount in his life. He enjoyed fishing and muzzleloader hunting. During the last several years he attended his naval reunion, which he enjoyed very much. Surviving are: his wife, Beverly, with whom he recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary; 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, and Martin J. Walters 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; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Steve Hanas of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful canine companion, Rudy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Walters, and a brother, Charles Walters. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Randy Stillson of the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, N.Y., 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14620, in Kenneth A. Walters' memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 7/18/2007.

 

WARREN Donald G. Warren

85, of Ulster, Pa., died Friday evening, Jan. 14, 2011 at his home following declining health.  Donald was born May 21, 1925 in Canton, Pa., a son of Charles and Sarah Roof Warren. He was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1943. In 1953, he married the former Mary Rita Jackson at the Waverly Baptist Church. Donald and Mary purchased their first dairy farm in Canton Township which they operated for 12 years and later purchased their present farm in Ulster Township. Donald loved farming and remained active working until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  He attended the Ulster United Methodist Church. Donald enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and square dancing.  He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Mary Rita Warren, at home; children Suanne Morningstar and husband Cecil Jr. of Ulster, D. Thomas Warren of Ulster, Glenn Warren of Ulster, Curt Warren and Wife Cindy of Ulster, Tammy Callear and husband Eric of Athens; grandchildren Christopher Warren and wife Rachel of Athens, Bryon Morningstar and wife Marty of Athens, Stacey Warren of Ulster, Jason Warren of Ulster; great- grandchildren Zachary Warren, Jacob Warren, Havin Warren Grubb, John Fice, Emily Fice and Ken Callear; sisters Louise Lorenson of Wellsburg, N.Y., Jean Ball of Meshoppen, Pa.; brothers Charles Warren and wife Ruby of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., James Warren of Canton Township, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2010 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in Donald G. Warren's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – January 16, 2011

 

HOWARD L. ‘BOB’ WARREN, 76, Bentley Creek died May 24, 1996 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  He was born in Ridgebury Township September24, 1919 to Lois and Clara Lyman Warren.  Mr. Warren was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church, Bentley Creek and a member of the Ridgebury Sportsmen’s Club.  He was a World War II Army and Navy veteran.  He was retired employee of General Electric Corp. in Elmira; was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Mr. Warren was predeceased by his wife, Dawn; a daughter, Mary Henry and a brother, Edward Warren.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Ray Springfield, Swansboro, NC, Judy and Gerry Youmans, Horseheads and Jean and George Schoonover, Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Bernadette Warren, Centerville, PA, a son-in-law, Tom Henry, Bentley Creek; a brother, Delmar Warren, Florida; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ridgebury May 21.  Interment was in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  Friends wishing may contribute to the Ridgebury Sportsmen’s Club, RR 3, Gillett, PA in Mr. Warren’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILCOX –BERNICE E. O’CONNOR, of 132 N. Main St., Towanda died Sunday evening, April 16, 1989 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following an extended illness.  Born April 10, 1908 in Ridgebury township, she was the daughter of the late Stephen E. and Rose Owen Wilcox.  Bernice was a beautician for 60 years and was the owner/operator of her own beauty shop in Towanda until her retirement.  During her illness in these last few years, she was always delighted to meet her many friends. She was always happy to have the people of Towanda call upon her.  Towanda was her home for many years.  She loved the town and all the people that helped to make her life enjoyable.  She was an active member of SS Peter and Paul’s Church and was a member of the North Main Street Birthday Club.  Bernice enjoyed art, painting and sculpture from which she received great satisfaction.  She is survived by two daughters; Margaret R. Miller of Wysox and Mary Frances O’Connor, at home; two grandchildren, Christopher R. Miller and Catherine J. Miller; two sisters: Erma M. O’Connor of Ulster RD 2 and Marion Stewart of Interlaken, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by three brothers: Deverue Wilcox, Clifford Wilcox and Guy Wilcox and a sister Bessie Farr.  The family will receive friends this afternoon from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Scripture Service will be held this afternoon at the funeral home at 3.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul’s Church.  Interment will be in Ulster Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers and requests memorials be directed to the Bradford County Vo-Tech School in care of the Department of Cosmetology, RD 1, Towanda, the Towanda Ambulance Association of Memorial Hospital Inc., Towanda, Pa. in Bernice’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

WILKINSON Kenneth Gary Age 66, of Bath, NY, formerly Elmira, NY, died Tuesday evening, July 12, 2005, at Steuben County Health Facility, Bath, NY. Born July 12, 1939 in Waverly, NY, he was the son of the late Rodney Alfonso and Betty Jane King Wilkinson. "Gary" as he was fondly known by his family and friends, was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1957. He was employed by Acme Markets in Elmira, NY, for many years and was later employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira and McDonald's Restaurant located on Cedar Ave., in Elmira. Gary was a former member of the National Guard in Elmira, NY. Surviving are his sisters, Sandra L. Parks and her husband, Burton Parks of Troy, PA, Judith K. Moss and her husband, Vernon Moss of Wellsboro, PA, and Southlake, TX; his brother, Rodney Wayne Wilkinson and his wife, Joanne Wilkinson of Helotes, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a special cousin, Carolyn Ryan and her husband, Edward Ryan of Big Flats, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodney and Betty Wilkinson; and a special aunt, Mildred Smith. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA with the Pastor Jack Felt, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, PA. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Kenneth Gary Wilkinson's memory.

Rodney A. WILKINSON, age 86, of Troy, PA died August 31, 1998 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  He was born in Ulster Twp. on August 22, 1912, the son of the late Fred R. and Emma (Lane) Wilkinson. Rodney was employed by Remington Rand, Elmira, NY for over 34 years.   Rodney is survived by his children, Sandra L. (Burton) Parks of Troy, PA, Gary Wilkinson of Elmira, NY, R. Wayne (Joanne) Wilkinson of Matawan, NJ, Judith K. (Vernon) Moss of Southlake, TX; grandchildren, Steven W. (Beverly) Moss of Wellsboro, PA, Lori J. (Randy) Keller of Kent, WA, R. Wayne (Priscilla) Wilkinson III of San Antonio, TX, Wendy J. (Mark) of Seminole, FL, Elizabeth J. (Joseph) DePumpo of Southlake, TX, Lisa J. (Paul) Tyau of  Flower Mound, TX; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred G. Smith of Montour Falls, NY; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty J. Wilkinson; his second wife, Jean L. Wilkinson; third wife, Julia Wilkinson; special friend, Jean Smith; sister, Hazel Wakely.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 3, 6-8 pm.  Funeral services follow at 8 pm with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Ulster Cemetery at the Convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.   “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  September 9 , 1998

GILBERT WITTIG, 76 of Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Township died early Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 1992 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa.  Born July 19, 1915 in Smithfield Township, Pa. he was a son of the late Fred and Sarah Fish Wittig.  Mr. Wittig owned and operated his dairy farm in Smithfield Township which is a Century Farm owned since the 1850s, first by Henry and Suzanne Wittig and later by Fred and Sarah Wittig.  Mr. Wittig was the major supplier of maple sugar in the area for over 40 years.  Mr. Wittig was also employed by the Pennsylvania State Department of Highways for a brief time and operated his own automobile business, Wittig’s Used Cars, located at his farm during he 1950s and 60s.  On Aug. 16, 1940 he married the former Luella Adelle Smith.  In August of 1990 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their original wedding party.  He was a member of the Elmira Christian Center, Elmira, N.Y.  Surviving are: his wife, Luella Adelle Smith Wittig; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Marilyn Wittig of Athens RR 1; foster children, Rev. Jack and Jane Counterman of Cohoes, N.Y., David and Shirley Beauman of Wysox, JoAnne and Lynn Crayton of Franklindale, Pa. and Rosemary and Troy Deel of Mt. Gillian, Ohio; a grandson, Greg Wittig and a granddaughter, Rebecca Wittig, both of Athens RR 1; numerous foster grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennie and Charley Locke of Horseheads, N.Y. and Irma and Robert D. Sampson of Wellsboro, PA.; 36 nieces and nephews; several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by four sisters; Ruth and Lena Witting, Reda Sly and Elizabeth Pitcher.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1992 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Bedzyk, pastor of the Elmira Christian Center officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to: The Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, N.Y. or to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in Mr. Wittig’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN W. WITTIG TAKEN BY DEATH 1945
Lifelong Resident of Smithfield; funeral Thursday.
John William Wittig, age 74, life-long farmer in Smithfield township, died at his home on Ulster RD 2 at 10:30 Monday night. He had been ill for a long time. He was the son of Henry and Susannah Tracey Wittig, pioneer residents of the township.  Surviving are his wife, Effie Kelley Wittig; one son, Amos at home; three brothers, William of Rome, N. Y., and Fred and Edward of Ulster RD 2.  The body is in the Farr funeral home in Ulster where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Ulster cemetery. Rev. Mr. SEIBERT, returned, and Rev. Owen Barrett of East Smithfield will officiate.

WITTIG - Lynn Gilbert Wittig, 68, of 222 Chestnut St., Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa., went home to be with his Lord Thursday morning Feb. 18, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Born July 22, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Gilbert Wittig and Luella Smith Wittig. Lynn was a graduate of S.R.U. High School, class of 1959. In earlier years he was employed by his parents on the family farm, known for its maple syrup production. He also sold used cars with his father for a number of years. On Feb. 15, 1975, he married the former Marilyn L. Hoffman. Lynn owned and operated his own business as a heating and general contractor, known as Lynn's Modern Living from 1970 to 2006. After his retirement he was employed by the Wal-Mart store in Horseheads, N.Y., as a greeter for over a year. He was a former member of the Nazarene Church in Waverly, N.Y., and Athens Wesleyan Church, and attended the Chemung Christian Fellowship. Lynn was a member of the Athens Twp. Fire Police for over 17 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, his Model T and spending time with his family. Lynn will be remembered for his homemade ice cream. Surviving are: his wife, Marilyn L. Wittig of Athens; his son, Greg Wittig and his wife Terri of Athens; his daughter, Rebecca Wittig of Athens; his granddaughters, Veronica and Amber Wittig of Sayre; brothers and sisters, Jack Counterman, David Beauman, Rosemary Vanderpool and Joanne Vanderpool; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Wittig, on Jan. 12, 1992 and his mother, Luella Wittig on March 27, 1992. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bowen - Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Randy Stilson of the Chemung Christian Fellowship. An hour of viewing will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Marilyn L. Wittig, 105 Chestnut St., Athens, PA 18810, in Lynn Gilbert Wittig's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, Feb.20.2010

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifC. BEATRICE WRISLEY, 102, formerly of Towanda, died Monday evening, Dec. 22, 1997 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Elkland Township, Pa.  Born June 17, 1895 in Luthers Mills, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Marietta Wheeler Wrisley.  In early years Beatrice taught school in the Burlington-Luthers Mills area and later worked in New York City for many years in maid service for several well-known families.  Upon her retirement she returned to the Ulster and Towanda areas to make her home.  Surviving are a great niece, Velma Elliott of Monroeton; great-great-nephew, Tom Elliott of Durell and great-great-nieces, Joan Strachan of Kenosha, Wis., Nancy Stauffer of Kenneth Square, Pa. and Julie Sexton of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Susie Bessie Brown on Aug. 22, 1977, Kate Wrisley Lewis, May 1, 1975 and Hattie Wrisley in 1884.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

YAPLE –JOYCE ANN YAPLE ADAMS, 73, wife of John R. Adams of Ulster, died Tuesday May 17, 2005 at The Manor, West Burlington Township. Born Oct. 25, 1931 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Dorothy Sinsabaugh Yaple. Joyce spent her early life growing up in Sayre and was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1949. On August 25, 1952, she married John R. Adams in the Sayre United Methodist Church. In earlier years, Joyce was employed by the Triangle Shoe Store and the Blue Swan, both in Sayre, and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 22 years until her retirement in 1995. Joyce was a dedicated and honorary member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of the Ulster Recreation Center Board and was a former member of the Ulster Chamber of Commerce. In early years she served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts in Ulster. Joyce's life revolved around her children and grandsons, whom she loved dearly. Joyce loved children, enjoyed painting ceramics and crocheting. She is survived by: her husband of 52 years, John R. Adams at home; three children, John R. Adams Jr. of Ulster, Cathy A. Cook and her husband, Ashley Cook of Ulster and William J. Adams of Towanda; two grandsons, Cory Cook and Jay Adams; and many good friends. The funeral service will be held Friday, May 20, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster with Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Recreation Center in care of Laura Blain, P.O. Box 64, Ulster, PA 18850 in Joyce Ann Adams' memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Evening Times May 18, 2005.

YAPLES –JOYCE ANN ADAMS, 73, wife of John R. Adams of Ulster, Pa. died Tuesday morning, May 17, 2005 at The Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa.  Born Oct. 25, 1931 in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Lynn and Dorothy Sinsabaugh Yaple.  Joyce spent her early life growing up in Sayre and was a graduate of Sayre High School; class of 1949.  She married John R. Adams on Aug. 25, 1952 in the Sayre United Methodist Church.  In earlier years, Joyce was employed by the Triangle Shoe Store and the Blue Swan, both in Sayre, and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 22 years until her retirement in 1995.  Joyce was a dedicated and honorary member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of the Ulster Recreation Center Board, and was a former member of the Ulster Chamber of Commerce.  In early years she served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts in Ulster.  Joyce’s life revolved around her children and grandsons whom she loved dearly.  Joyce loved children, enjoyed painting ceramics and crocheting.  Joyce is survived by her husband of 52 years, John R. Adams, three children, John R. Adams Jr. of Ulster, Cathy A. Cook and her husband Ashley Cook of Ulster and William J. Adams of Towanda; two grandsons, Cory Cook and Jay Adams; and many good friends.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 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.  Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Recreation Center in care of Laura Blain, P.O. Box 64, Ulster, Pa. in Joyce Ann Adams’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

YOUNG Arthur H. Young 

On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, Arthur H. Young, 94, a longtime resident of Ulster, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Arthur was born May 9, 1918 in Westover, the son of Edward P. and Mildred Ginn Young. He was a graduate of Cherry Tree High School Class of 1935. In 1937, Arthur became employed as a milk tester for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA). He was subsequently employed by GLF in Milan for nine years and by GLF in Athens for a year. On June 25, 1940 he married the former Elizabeth F. McKeon in the Ulster United Methodist Parsonage. Arthur later accepted employment with Sylvania Electric in Towanda where he was associated for 32 years until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1984. He was a dedicated and active member of the Ulster United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school, was a choir member and served as financial secretary for many years. Arthur was a member and treasurer of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company for a number of years and served as treasurer for the Ulster Municipal Authority for many years since its inception in 1966. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts Committee in Ulster and served as an Ulster School Board Director for many years. Arthur was a member of Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1152.  Surviving are his children, Millie Y. Hollenback and her husband Richard W. Hollenback of Towanda, Richard A. Young of Newark, N.Y. and Rebecca A. Hopkins and her husband Gordon Hopkins of Concord, Calif.; grandchildren Lynne and Jay Dzwil of Lansdale, Scott Young of Lyons, N.Y., Matthew Young of Boston, Mass. and Arthur Hopkins of Concord, Calif.; great-granddaughters: Gwendolyn and Allison Dzwil of Lansdale; brother and sisters-in-law Thomas and Mary Ellen Young of Walnut Creek, Calif., Jean T. Young of Clearfield and Jean S. Young of Westover; sisters and brothers-in-law Alvaretta Godman of Huntsville, Ala., Mary Lou Holcomb of Lumberton, N.C., Floyde and Walter Stokes of Murraysville, Bernice Pearce of East Amtherst, N.Y., Ruth Sherbeck of Warren and Edith Bush of North Huntingdon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a niece, Marlena Whipple of Towanda; and a nephew, Thomas Daugherty of Ulster. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Elizabeth M. Young on Nov. 11, 2006, his daughter-in-law, Inez Young in 1997, brothers, Charles Young in 2011 and Roger Young in 2007, sister-in-law, Lois Young in 2001, brothers-in-law, John Godman in 2008, Dwight Holcomb in 2000, Ed Pearce in 1992, Marrel Sherbeck in 1998 and William Bush in 1978.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Ulster United Methodist Church with the Rev. James P. Rouse, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Farr St., Ulster, and also one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the Ulster United Methodist Church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P0 Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in Arthur H. Young's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 8, 2012         

 



?  LARUE  Ruth M. "Dutch" Age 87, formally of W. 2nd St. Elmira, NY died on Tuesday  morning, April 25, 2006. A memorial service will be held at the Westside Methodist Church on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Pastor Donald Guiles officiating. Interment of Ruth's ashes will be in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki LaRue and Barbara Chandler, both of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ruth was the owner of LaRue's Beauty Shop in Elmira,

? Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, 67, of Ulster Twp., died Jan. 31, 1968.  Funeral services will be held at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Saturday afternoon from 2 O'clock until 4 and evening from 7 to 9.  Burial will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home this Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock.

? MRS. ETTA TEBO of 202 E. Water St., Monday, Dec. 8, 1958.  No known survivors.  Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Barnett S. Eby.  Woodlawn Receiving Vault.  Burial in the spring in Ulster, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1958

? MRS. ETTA R. VANNESS age 80 of 2061 Lake Road, Elmira Heights, Sunday, August 13, 1978 in St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Jay Edward Sale officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family in Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Carlton L. and Norma VanNess of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Rhinehart of Phoenix, Arizona, grandson, David VanNess of Horseheads, granddaughter, Mrs. Sandra Miller of Horseheads; great-granddaughter, Rachel Miller also of Horseheads; two nieces, Mrs. Lucille Maneval of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Madelyn Lewis of Columbia, Pa.  She was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church.  She and her late husband were former proprietors of the Red and White Grocery Store in Elmira Heights.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1978
 

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