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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

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Union Cemetery 1999 Listing

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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 ‘BOB’ ALLOWAY, 94 formerly of Ulster RR 2, Pa., died Friday morning, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Feb. 18, 1912, in North Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Carrie David Alloway.  Bob was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1930 and subsequently served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed as a machinist in the research and development department of the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for a number of years until his retirement.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marion L. Fowler Alloway, to whom he was very devoted, on July 21, 2000.  As a young boy, Bob enjoyed collecting chestnuts along the Susquehanna River near the James Street Bridge in Towanda.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing in earlier years, the company of beagle dogs, and Native American history and artifacts.  Surviving are: nieces, Marcia Hopfer Cochran of Fort Mill, S.C., Martha May and Myra Johnson, both of Athens, Pa., Becky Skidmore of Missouri; and many great-nephews and great-nieces and great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 2, at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALLYN Charles- 68, of East Smithfield, died in the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. Mr. Allyn was born in Springfield and had resided in East Smithfield for over 40 years. He was the oldest active businessman in East Smithfield, having operated a general merchandise and feed store there for the past 30 years. Mr. Allyn was a member of F & A M Lodge No 306 of Troy and the West Burlington Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Christine; two sons, Dr Eugene Allyn of Harrisburg and Lawrence Allyn of East Smithfield; two grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Jessie Allyn of Ulster and Mrs. Daisy Toby of Maywood, Calif; a brother, Hugh Allyn of Ulster and several nieces and nephews. The body will be taken from the Lowery Funeral Home to the family home Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday. Rev. Owen Barrett of Daggett officiating. Burial will be in East Smithfield cemetery. Members of F & A M Lodge of Troy will conduct Masonic services at the grave.

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Balmer, Lucy C. age 97, of Burlington, Pa., Friday, May 25, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Melvin Shultz. Burial East Smithfield Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Nellie) Keir of Burlington, Pa., son, Robert Balmer of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church; the Burlington Rebekahs; W.S.C.S. her husband Percy Balmer died in 1951.

BACON MARY
PHELPS - Phelps, Mary (Mrs.)-(1923)-the body of Mrs. Mary Phelps will be brought from Lockport, NY some time this week for interment in the East Smithfield cemetery. Mrs. Phelps was about 94 years of age and had been ill a long time. She was an old resident of this place.

BALMER - Blow, Mrs. Eliza J-(SRGP 80722)  aged 84, died at the home of her son, Harmon Blow, in Smithfield Township at noon Friday, Aug 9. Besides the son at whose home she died, she is survived by another son, Perry, of Ulster RD 2; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Addie Smith of Ulster RD 2, and one brother Percy Balmer, of Milan. Body was removed to the Soper Chapel at Troy and will be taken to the church of the Open Bible on the Ulster-East Smithfield road for funeral services on Tuesday at 3 pm. Rev. Leroy Harris will officiate and burial will be in East Smithfield Cemetery. [Died 11 AUG 1946]

REV. ALLEN LOUIS BARRETT, 81, of Flagler Beach, Fla., formerly of the Troy area, died Dec. 27, 1997, at Flagler Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 10, 1916, in Bradford County, Pa., the son of Rev. Owen and Flora (Briggs) Barrett.  He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church, having served 15 years wit the New York central UMC Conference where he was pastor of the East Canton and Windfall United Methodist Churches, Rev.  Allen Barrett also served 20 years with the Florida Conference.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hilda; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev. James W. (Betty) Barrett of Troy, Pa.; brother-in-law, Charles Elsbree of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; sister-in-law, Juanita Barrett of Troy, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, Pa., on Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at 11 a.m. with the rev. James Speelman, pastor of the first United Methodist Church of Troy, officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, Pa.

BEACH –AGNES E. KENNEDY, 81, of East Smithfield, Pa. died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.  Born Aug. 5, 1922 in Smithfield Township, Pa. the daughter of John and Marion Ayres Beach, she was a graduate of East Smithfield High School and worked along side her husband, Robert, in the Kennedy Country Store for years.  Agnes was a lifetime member of East Smithfield United Methodist Church, a former member of East Smithfield V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She enjoyed bowling, gardening and attending high school sporting events.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert, her sons and daughters in law, Robert L. and Monika Kennedy of Stevensville, Pa. and Bruce and Rita Kennedy of East Smithfield, Pa.  Ten grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jenny and Ronald Easton of Chili, N.Y. and Louise and David Thompson of Norwick, Conn.; her sisters-in-law, Mary Williams of Towanda, Pa. and Shirley Beach of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. several nieces and nephews.  Her son Rodney predeceased her.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with her pastor Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, east Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, East Smithfield, PA or to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CLARENCE BEACH age 58 of East Smithfield, Pa., Monday, Aril 25, 1966 at Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. where friends may call Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral in East Smithfield Methodist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lewis Stone and the Rev. Owen Barrett.  East Smithfield (Union) Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Heart Fund.  Survived by wife, Henrietta Swingle Beech; daughter, Mrs. William (Phyllis) Jackson of Troy RD 3; sons, Richard, Duane and George all of Columbia Cross Roads RD; sister, Mrs. Emma B. Zerby of Steelton, Pa.; brother, George L. of Beavertown, Ore.; five grandsons; ten nieces and nephews.  He was a life long resident of East Smithfield Township and a prominent farmer in this area, member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1966

DUANE BEACH, 53, of Sayre, formerly of East Smithfield, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1985 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Oct. 27, 1932 in Canton, he was the son of Clarence and Henrietta Swingle Beach.  He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and a former member of the East Smithfield Fire Department.  He owned Beach Excavating Service.  He is survived by his wife Juanita (Jackie) Beach; mother, Henrietta Beach of Athens; step-daughters, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) Bailey of Millerton, Mrs. Cal (Yvonne) Arslan of Hershey; four step-grandchildren; brothers the Rev. Richard Beach of Salladasburg, PA, George Beach of Sayre, several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Livermore officiating.  Interment will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Society of America, Harrisburg.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BEACH –ELAINE J. HODGE, a long-time resident of Gillett, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, following a brief illness at the Robert Packer Hospital at the age of 63.  Elaine was born on May 25, 1940 in Norwich, N.Y.  She was employed for many years at Elmira College in the custodial department and also enjoyed caring for the sick as a home health aide for many years.  Her greatest joy was time spent with the loving and cherished family which survive and miss her dearly; her husband, Eugene Hodge of Gillett; her daughters, Patricia (Wayne Jr.) Norton of Milan, Brenda Lee Coats-French (Ted French) of Sayre and Lauren Gillie of Elmira, N.Y; her sons, Michael Edward (Tracey) Beech of Milan and Patrick Hodge of Scranton; a sister, Elise Kingsbury of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Elaine was predeceased by her parents; three sisters; one brother, a daughter, Lisa Jo Beech; and a granddaughter, Amanda Christine Coats.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will follow the visitation in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. David Larson officiating.  Interment will take place at the family’s convenience in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

BEACH, George Ellery- aged 81 and one of the best known men in the Smithfield section, died in his home in Smithfield Township Sunday morning, November 16, 1947, after a short illness. He was a lifelong member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church and was very active in its affairs. He is survived by three sons, George L of Portland, Ore; John E and Clarence W, both of Smithfield Township; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Zerby, Steelton; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday at 2 pm with burial in the East Smithfield Cemetery, The Rev. Owen Barrett and Rev. Edward Howe officiating.

JOHN ELLERY BEACH, 76, died at home, Nov. 1, 1997.  He was born in the family home in East Smithfield, July 28, 1921, the son of the late John E. and Marian Ayers Beach.  Ellery married the former Shirley Reeser.  He was a loving husband and a devoted father, grandpa and great-grandpa.  He shared his love and life with his family.  He graduated from East Smithfield High School in 1939 and joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and served two of his four-year enlistment, in India during World War II.  Ellery was a charter member of V.F.W. Post 7378 of East Smithfield and was a life member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.  He was an avid bowler in Troy for several years.  Ellery managed the family farm until 1970, when he went with East Smithfield Farms until their closing.  He was then employed at Paper Magic (Eureka) as a supervisor, retiring in 1988.  Ellery and his wife, Shirley, would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 18, 1998.  In addition to his wife, other survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Diane Beach of East Smithfield and Lynden and Ruth Beach of Kingston, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Regina L. Beach of Milan; grandchildren, Rowena Beach Vanderpool of Towanda, Bill and Irmgard Beach, serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, and Larry and Karen Beach of Elmira, N.Y.; special great-grandchildren, Joey, Daisy and Ray-lyn of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Bob Kennedy of East Smithfield, Jennie and Ronnie Easton of Rochester, N.Y., Louise and Dave Thompson of Norwich, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Janice M. Cutler of Apache Jct., Ariz.; special cousins, Phyllis and Bill Jackson of Wetona, Pa., Dick and Grace Beach of Richfield, Pa.; Helen and Henry Schnieder of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; close special friends, Howard and Marge Selleck, of Prattsburg, N.Y., Roger and Beverly Cole of Troy, and Ralph and Grace Gaige of Canton.  Ellery was predeceased by son, Raymond in 1991.  There will be no visitation and the family gratefully declines flowers.  A private memorial service will be held at the family home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander of the Towanda United Methodist Church and the Rev. Barbara Troxell of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Arrangements are by the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RAYMOND E. BEACH
 Raymond E. Beach, 44, of East Smithfield died suddenly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, August 12, 1991. He was born in Sayre March 16, 1947, the son of John Ellery and Shirley Reeser Beach. Ray was a 1965 graduate of SRU High School.  He was a self-employed income tax preparer, a business accountant and a notary public.  Ray was a notary at the State Line Auction in Waverly for several years.  He was an avid bowler and had a host of loyal friends. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Regina Huffman Beach, at home; daughter, Rowena Vanderpool of Towanda; sons and daughters-in-law, William G. and Irmgard Beach, stationed in Germany with the Armed Forces and Lawrence and Karen Beach of Elmira; grandson, Joey and granddaughters, Daisy and Ray-Lynn of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Diane Beach of Wilkes-Barre and Lynden and Ruth Beach of Kingston, PA; several aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and several cousins.  Also surviving are special friends, Howard and Marge Selleck of Prattsburg, NY. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy August 16 with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander, a close family friend, officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to a trust fund for Ray's grandchildren, in care of Mrs. Regina Beach, East Smithfield, PA 18817. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

BENNETT ELLA
Brown, Ella Bennett- (1948) East Smithfield died suddenly at her home Wednesday evening after a short illness. She was 86 years old. She was born Aug 15, 1862, in Springfield Twp, a daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Rowe Bennett, pioneer residents of the township. She was a member of the Disciple Church in East Smithfield. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. G I Kingsley and Mrs. Jessie Gerould of East Smithfield; one son, Francis Brown, of East Smithfield; 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body is at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster and will be taken to the family home this afternoon for private services on Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in East Smithfield cemetery.

BENNETT Gardiner
Died; In East Smithfield, Pa., July 6th, Gardiner Bennett, age 76 years and 7 months, Mr. Bennett was born and reared in Springfield, and was the only son of Rev. Elam Bennett, who was among the early settlers in that township. Fifty years ago the 25th, of last December, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Rowe, who survives him. Two daughters also survives. These are Mrs. Calvin Westbrook, of Waverly, and Mrs. Wells Brown, E. Smithfield. Mr. Bennett was a man of genial nature, greatly respected by his many friends and much beloved by his immediate household and other near relatives. He was in declining health for a number of years, and suffered intensely during the last six months of his life. These sufferings he endured patiently and uncomplainingly. During this time he had the assiduous care of his devoted wife and daughter Ella, (Mrs. Brown), who lived near them. His disease was cancer of the bowels. His funeral was largely attended was held from his late home on the 8th, inst. He was buried in the E. Smithfield, in the spot selected by himself and where he had caused a suitable family monument to be erected. The funeral exercises were conducted jointly by Rev. A. Tilden, of the East Smithfield Baptist church and Rev. T. Mitchell of Troy. TGR 1900

BLAKESLEE - The Evening Times, Friday, November 25. 1949. Mrs. Effie E. Horton, 83, widow of Otis H. Horton, died at her home in East Smithfield Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The daughter of Edwin and Cytheria Blakeslee, Mrs. Horton was born in East Smithfield in 1866 and lived most of her life there. She was an actibve member of the Contgregational church of East Smithfield for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Miss Louise Horton, teacher in the Sayre schools and a son, Eugene B. Horton at home; also several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Lowery funeral home, 225 South Main street, Athens, where friends may call after 1 o'clock Tuesday and until 12 noon on Wednesday. The body will then be removed to the East Smithfield Federated church where funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Edgar Ginn, pastor of the Federated church, will officiate assisted by Rev. Wesley I. Andrews. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com>

BRAINARD, Miss Grace M- Troy, Feb 10-aged 54, of East Smithfield died at the home of Mrs. Talmadge Campbell, Geneva, NY, Saturday morning Feb 9 (1946) at 7 o’clock. She is survived by several cousins. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral parlors and was taken to the home in East Smithfield Sunday evening. Funeral services will be held at the East Smithfield Federated Church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the East Smithfield Cemetery.

BLOW - Harmon W. Blow, Jr., 83, of Milan, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born February 21, 1926 in Ulster, PA the son of the late Harmon W. and Florence Cory Blow. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, attended Smithfield Schools, and was employed at Agway for 32 years as a machine operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.  Harmon was predeceased by his first wife Jeannine Blow, second wife, Verna Dobson Blow, and a sister Donna Diem.  He is survived by his wife Elizabeth at home, children; Merle and Cheryl Blow of Oklahoma City, OK, Joy and Dennis Vosburg of Winter Haven, FL, Wayne Blow of Monroeton, PA; step- children Bonnie and Joseph Smith of Rhode Island, Doreen and David Passmore of Gillett, PA, Mary and George Wilcox of Milan, PA, RosaLee Johnson of Troy, PA, Kathy Hewitt of AZ, Bruce and Ann Morse of Gillett, PA, Cliff and Pam Crane of Ulster, PA, Diane and Bob Jones of Granville Summit, PA, Martin and Deb Morse of Canton, PA, and Albert and Charlotte Morse of Troy, PA, daughter-in-law; Cindy Blow of Sayre, PA, grandchildren; Andrea and Josh Brown, Kelli and Chris Starke, Julie and Christopher Byrd, Sheila, Jennifer, Kimberly, and Danielle Blow, Chad McDuffee, and Kris Cooke; great grandchildren; Emmit, Evie, Grace, Emma, and Brendan, a sister; Rev. David and Betty Schmoll of Bradenton, FL, brothers, Pastor Nathan and Marjorie Blow of E. Smithfield, PA, and George and Ruby Blow of Mainesburg, PA, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a special dog Queenie girl.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 2 pm at the Funeral Home with the Pastor Kurt Brown from the Grace Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to: Grace Baptist Church, R.R. #2, Box 223B, Ulster, PA 18850.

BRAUND Gail B. Walrath
60, December 24, 2011; we are celebrating the life of Gail Braund Walrath after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Gail was raised on a dairy farm in a small town of Wetona, Pa. with her parents Elwood and Leatrice Braund, brother Gary Braund and sister Trudy Braund Sheeley. She graduated from Troy High School in 1969 and then went to work in the East Smithfield Bank where she met her husband David Walrath. They were married on September 22, 1973 and together they managed the dairy operation of Snowcrest Farm. They have been married for 38 years and have a son Scott David Walrath and daughter Melissa Gail Walrath Beeman. Gail is being welcomed to her heavenly home by her Savior Jesus Christ and grandson Joshua Elwood Walrath. She is survived by her husband David E. Walrath, her son Scott Walrath, her daughter and son-inlaw Wayne and Melissa Beeman; her grandchildren Sela and Simon Beeman and Ella Walrath; her parents Elwood and Leatrice Braund, her brother and sister-in-law Gary and Eunice Jo Braund; her sister and brother-in-law Trudy and Paul Sheeley, brother-in-law Dean Walrath, sister-in-law and brother-inlaw Patricia and Richard Loomis of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Gail was an active member of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church. Gail wore many hats in the church and was never afraid to step up and help where she was needed. Gail’s passion was in raising Christian children and in spreading the Good News of Jesus wherever she was and no matter how she felt. The family is rejoicing in her home-going and anticipating the day they will see her again in Glory. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials donations may be directed in memory of Gail to Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, PO Box 10, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817. Family will provide flowers.  Sayre Morning Times - December 27, 2011

BROWN –RONDA MARIE BROWN WEST, 31, of Newark, Del., formerly of Ulster RR 2, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005.  Born March 26, 1974 in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Ronald D. Brown and Joyce A. Smith Brown.  Ronda was a graduate of Athens Area High School, Class of 1992, and was also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pa., where she received her bachelor of arts degree.  Ronda had previously been employed in financial services and as a human resources officer in the Delaware area.  At the time of her death, Ronda was employed as a dental office receptionist in Wilmington, Del.  She was an active member of the United Union Methodist Church in Newark and was a member of the church choir.  Surviving are her husband, Matthew H. West III; her daughter, Caitlyn Nicole West; her parents, Ronald D. and Joyce A. Brown of Ulster RR 2; her brother and sister-in-law, Eric E. Brown and Jennifer L. Brown of Nichols, N.Y.; her maternal grandmother, Jane Teeter of Ulster, her paternal grandparents, Walt and Midge Brown of Towanda; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Continuing Education Fund for Ronda’s daughter, Caitlyn Nicole West, in care of the Citizens and Northern Bank, 428 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Ronda Marie Brown West’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WALTER L. BROWN
 Walter L. Brown, 65, of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, March 5, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born in East Smithfield August 8, 1926, the son of Francis and Theresa Bailey Brown, he was employed as a carpenter at National Homes in Horseheads for 30 years and at Leprino Foods in South Waverly for the past 12 years. He was a member of the East Smithfield Fire Department, the Tim Leonard Rod and Gun Club of Big Pond and the Elmira Carpenters Union. Surviving are his wife, the former Janice Lewis Brown, at home; daughters, Cheryl Kanagy of Millersville, PA and Linda Elsbree of Sayre RR 1; sons, Walter Brown Jr. of East Smithfield, Larry Brown of Ridgebury Township, Neil Brown of Smithfield Twp. and Kevin Brown of Smithfield Twp.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Quanita McClelland of Barrytown, PA, Louise Stanton of Horseheads, NY, Charlotte Stanton of Florida, Irene Gunshaw of Lowman, NY; Naoma Dumais of Michigan; brothers, Willard Brown of Dundee, NY, Warren Brown of Smithfield Twp., Wellman Brown of Smithfield Twp., Wayne Brown of Wellsburg, NY and Wendell Brown of Boca Raton, FL. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held March 8 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. James Brown officiating and burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church or the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, March 5, 1992)

BUCKHOLZ –CATHERINE ‘KITTY’ BUCKHOLZ KREMLA, 99 formerly of Milan-East Smithfield area died Thursday August 15, 2002 at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Home.  Born February 5, 1903 the Bronx, NY the daughter of Adolf and Mathilda Heckmann Buckholz. She moved to East Smithfield in 1969 from the Bronx. She worked as a typist for the American Tobacco Co., New York City, NY.  She enjoyed two and one half years at the Memorial Personal Care Home, Towanda, PA.  She was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers Club, and the Good Neighbors Club of Riggs.  She was predeceased by her husband, Engelbert Kremla in 1994.  She is survived by a niece and Loretta Spencer of Milan, PA and several nieces and nephews. There will be no services.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  Memorial donations may be made by the Tri Township Ambulance, Ulster, PA 18850 or to Towanda Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review Aug. 16, 2002.

DELOS A. BURLINGAME
 Delos A. Burlingame, 86, of South Waverly, NY died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at home. Born in Smithfield Township, December 7, 1907, the son of Allie and Cora Brown Burlingame, he graduated from East Smithfield High School. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and worked at the Nichols Brothers Hardware Store and later at the East Smithfield Farms Cheese Factory.  He then was employed as head herdsman at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ before his retirement. He was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Jerry Burlingame of Athens; a daughter, Irene Baker of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Delos was predeceased by his wife Marion; a son Harold; and a brother, Deverne. Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on April 9 with the Rev. Marion Wright officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

BURLINGAME –IRENE E. BAKER, 71, of Montrose RR 3, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness.  She was born dec. 13, 1929, in East Smithfield, the daughter of Delos and Marion Depue Burlingame.  Irene was a cat figurine collector and enjoyed watching the New York Yankees play.  She retired from Chesapeake Box Company in 1991.  She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Harold and Carl Burlingame.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Raymond Salsman of Waverly, N.Y., Kay and Thomas Trainor of Montrose, and Michelle and Terry Stone of Brackney; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Carol wells of South Waverly, Phillip and Leah Wells of Florida, Gary and Judy Wells of Montrose, David and Lin Wells of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; her cat, Tyling; sister-in-law Geraldine Burlingame of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Friday at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with Pastor Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, east Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation 998 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ. –Towanda Daily Review.

BUTLER –HAZEL V. KELLOGG, 81, formerly of East Smithfield and Athens, PA, died Saturday, May 1, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born in Arnot, PA on August 21, 1911, she was the daughter of Edwin and Anna Woods Butler.  She attended schools in Elmira and was formerly employed at Owens Card Factory in Elmira.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Athens.  She is survived by sons, Edwin R. of Towanda, Rodney A. of Lockwood, NY and Bert of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Rose DeVoe of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Basil R. Kellogg, predeceased her in 1979.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on May 4 with the Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating and burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BUTTERS Della Butters Wilcox, 79, of 707 First Street, Athens, died
at the home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday afternoon after an extended illmess.  She was born in Blossburg and spent most of her life in East Smithfield.  she moved to Athens about 19 years ago.  she was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  She is survivied by her husband, Harry b. Wilcox; 11 children, Claud of Towanda, Fred of Millerown, Conn., Gilbert of Milan RD 3, Mrs. Martha Chambers of Binghamton, Miss Nora Wilcox of Athens, Francis Wilcox, of Troy RD 3, Harry L. wilcox of Haywood, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Wilkinson of Athens, U. Grant Wilcox of Milan RD 1, Mrs. Della Cornish of Milan RD 1. and Mrs. Alberta Hewitt of Sayre.  ( A son HOmer died Jan 2, 1961); 50 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; five brothers, John Butters of Towanda, Curtis Butters of Warren, PA Clarence Butters of Milan, Frank Butters of Brockway, PA, and William Butters of Brockport, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Mellissa Levis of Brokway, Mrs. Laura McNeil of Brockway, and Mrs. Addie coder og Bradford, PA, several nieces and nephews.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Jan 4, 1961.  Funeral services will be held at the East Smithfield Federated Church Wednesday at 2;30 p.m., the Rev. Zenas Bean officiating.  Burial will be in Union cemetery, East Smithfield.  RHW.  July 11, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

BUTTERS –RUTH M. ROBINSON 87 of RR 3 Troy, Pa., formerly of West Franklin, Pa., died Tuesday morning July 18, 2006 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Born March 8, 1919 at home in East Smithfield, Pa. she was the daughter of the late John and Rosilla Brown Butters. Her life encompassed her home and family. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, and playing cards.  Surviving are her children, Nancy Mingos of RR #1 Canton, Pa.; Ruthanne Coolbaugh of Troy; Linus Robinson and his wife, Ann Robinson of Sayre; her grandchildren, David Mingos, and his wife, Roxie Mingos. Kevin Coolbaugh, Stacy Spalding and her husband, Will Spalding, Julie Marchese and her husband, Tom Marchese, Brian Robinson, Danielle Robinson; six great grandchildren, Jared Spalding, Nicole Spalding, Cody Marchese, Michya Marchese, Dominick Robinson, Katie Mae Mingos, her brother, Eugene Butters of Cayuta, N.Y. her sister; Dorothy McNamara of South Carolina, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Robinson, and a grandson, Michael Butters.  There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WESLEY H. BUTTERS, 77, of East Smithfield, Pa., died Friday afternoon, March 31, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born April 11, 1917, in East Smithfield, Pa., he was a son of the late John E. and Rosella Brown Butters.  Wesley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry in the European Theatre.  He was formerly employed for many years as a plumbing and heating technician and as an electrician for G. L. Duggan of Athens, and by Stroud’s Supply Co. in Wysox.  He was later employed as a pipefitter for the A&P Packing Plant in Horseheads, N.Y., for 14 years until his retirement.  He was a member of VFW Post No. 7378 East Smithfield, East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Company and the Tri-Township Ambulance Association.  Surviving are: a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dale Soper of Lowman, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Regina Butters of Gillett RR 1, Everette E. and Mildred Butters of Gillett RR 1; a son, Thomas H. butters of Milan RR 1; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Eleanor Butters of Utica, N.Y.; two sisters, Ruth Robinson of Towanda, Dorothy MacNamarra of Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Edwin Lindsey of Towanda, Raymond and Kay MacNamarra of Towanda RR 4, Carl and Mary MacNamarra of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was recently preceded in death by his wife of 54 years.  Harriet “Genevieve” Butters on Feb. 24, 1995.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 3, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, with VFW Post No. 7378 East Smithfield, and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CAMPBELL ELLA BELLE
Greening, Mrs. Ella Belle-90, of Burlington died Friday morning, Jan 14, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. William Earlley of Ashley, Pa after a short illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Shaw of Los Angeles, Calif, and Mrs. Laurence Huson of Rochester, NY; two sons, George Greening of Wyalusing, Charles Greening of Burlington; a brother, Arthur G Campbell of Ulster; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Tiffany Funeral Home in Wyalusing and will be taken to the home of her son, Charles Greening at Burlington, Saturday. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan 17 at 2 pm at the Methodist Church in Burlington. Burial will be in East Smithfield.

CARD –LUCILE CARD SUMNER PRINCE, 91, (SRGP 08176) of 701 N. Main St., Athens, Pa., died Oct. 19, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after a short illness.  Born June 27, 1911, at the Card homestead farm in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., the daughter of Ray and Addie Tears Card, she attended Columbia Cross Roads Elementary School and graduated from Troy High School in 1930.  She attended Mansfield State Teachers College, receiving her B.S. in Education in 1945.  She began her 38-year teaching career in Armenia Township, Pa., and taught there for seven years; she subsequently taught in Greens Landing Elementary School; Athens Main Elementary; Page Elementary; and Audrielle Lynch Elementary in Athens.  She retired in 1973.  In 1938, she married Jesse Sumner III of East Smithfield, Pa., and, together, they managed the Sumner farm there until 1944.  In 1945, they moved to 701 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.  For several years, Lucile and Jesse Sumner ran the Sumner tourist home in Athens, Jesse Sumner died in 1964.  In 1966 Lucile married Leon Prince of Cadis, Pa., a life-long family friend.  Leon Prince died in 1983.  Lucile was a 50-year member of the Order of the eastern Star, and of the Bradford County Teachers Association.  In childhood, she was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church and later, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sylvania, Pa., and then the first Presbyterian Church of Athens, Pa.  Lucile took special joy and great pride in her home.  She and Jesse restored the house and grounds of the Sumner Farm in E. Smithfield during their residence there, and she furnished her home in Athens with great taste and care.  Lucile was predeceased by, in addition to her husbands, brother Henry B. Card; her sister Pauline Card Brace Curren; her great niece and nephew Patty Wright and Michael Wright; her stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Bird and Helen Sumner; and her stepdaughter, Helen Christine Sumner Bourdette.  Lucile is survived by her niece and nephew: Carolyn Lucile Wright of Millerton, PA; Jane Merrill of Athens, PA; Ida Murdoch of Lima, NY; Harry B. Card of Lakeland, FL; her great-niece Sandra Hoffman of Philadelphia, PA; one cousin Herman Tears of Troy, PA, her step-son-in-law Robert E. Bourdette, Sr. of Milan, PA and Lake Wales, FL; her step-grandchildren Sylvia Sumner Gray (and Larry Gray) of Fredericksburg, VA; Gary Sumner (and “Mike” Sumner) of Towanda, PA; Beth Sumner (and L. J. Kopf) of Richmond, VT; Sheryl Bourdette Diebler (and James Diebler) of Waverly, NY; Dale Bourdette (and Carol Bourdette) of Lake Wales, FL; and Robert E. Bourdette, Jr. of Ithaca, NY; many great-nieces and nephews and great-step grandchildren; and her long time friend Harlan Williams, of Milan, PA.  Friends and family may call Tuesday, October 22, 2002 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the first Presbyterian Church in Athens.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William Massink officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  Memorial Donations may be directed to the Tioga Point Museum, Athens Library at 724 S. Main St., Athens, PA or to the charity of ones choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

CARD Lucile Card Summer PRINCE, 91, OF Athens, PA died October 19, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA after a short illness.  Born June 27, 1911 at the Card homestead in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, the daughter of Ray and Addie Tears Card, she attended Columbia Cross Roads Elementary School and graduated from Troy High School in 1930.  She attended Mansfield State Teachers College, graduating in 1945.  She began her 38-year teaching career in Armenia Township, PA where she taught for seven years; she subsequently taught in Greens Landing Elementary School, Athens Main Elementary, Page Elementary and Auudrelle Lynch Elementary in Athens.  She retired in 1973.  In 1938 she married Jesse Summer III of East Smithfield, PA; he predeceased her in 1964.  She married Leon Prince of Cadis, PA in 1964; he passed in 1983.  Lucile was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Bradford County Teachers Association.  In childhood she was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church and later, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sylvania, PA and the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Pa.  Among her survivors are Lucile’s nieces and nephew; her cousin, Herman Tears, of Troy, PA; many step-grandchildren; her long time friend, Harlan Williams of Milan, PA.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Henry B. Card and her sister, Pauline Card Brace Curren.  Funeral services were held October 23 at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens with the Rev. Willem Massink officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Tioga Point Museum, Athens Library (724 main St., Athens, PA 18810) or to the charity of one’s choice. TGR

CASE –CLARA L. CAMPBELL, 83 of East Smithfield, Pa. died peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  She was born Nov. 13, 1923 in Milan, Pa. to Guy T. and Anna (Smith) Case.  Clara was a loving and caring mother. In the early married years she was a stay at home mother.  In the 1950s she went to work at the Smithfield Farms cheese plant where she worked many years until it closed.  She then went to work for Ames Department Stores and later moved to the school cafeteria in the East Smithfield School (SRU).  She also worked a short period for the Leona Meat Store in Athens, Pa.  She enjoyed her knitting, quilting, and cooking for her family. She loved tending to her husband and her beloved cats.  She was a member of the Federated Church in East Smithfield, the VFW Women's Auxiliary, an original member of the original ambulance corps, the Good Neighbor's Club, and the East Smithfield Senior Citizen's Club.  She is predeceased by her parents; a sister Doris; a brother Richard and his wife Virginia Case; daughter-in-law Delores Campbell.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years Louis (Pete) Campbell at home; children Linda and Ray Sickler, Bentley Creek, Pa.; Harry Guy and Bonnie Campbell, Athens, Pa.; James and Irene Campbell, East Smithfield; Bruce and Cecellia Campbell, Mountain Top, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; siblings Lois and Robert Clark, Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; brother-in-law Lawrence Green, Fla.; Aunt Phyllis Updyke, Waverly, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the East Smithfield Federated Church with Pastor Stan Gill officiating.  Burial will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery (Union Cemetery), East Smithfield, Pa.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa., East Smithfield Tri-Township Ambulance Corps, c/o Diane Husted, 16145 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2007

WARREN LESLIE ‘CONN’ CHAMBERLAIN, 83, of Burlington, PA died Friday, August 11, 1995 at his home following a period of declining health.  Born May 10, 1912 in East Smithfield, he was a son of the late James Arthur and Margaret Campbell Chamberlain.  Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Stalford; a son and daughter-in-law, John W. “Jack” and Patricia Chamberlain of East Troy; a daughter, Phyllis Barbur of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Gordon Ford of Towanda; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Clara Hewitt of Millerton, PA and Minnie Crandell of Troy; a brother, George Chamberlain Sr. of Burlington; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Ethel Chamberlain of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on August 14 with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA or the Bradford County Library RR 3, Troy, PA in Mr. Chamberlain’s memory.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

CHASE –MYRTLE I. GEROULD, 83, of Milan RD 1 died Saturday, May 4, 1991.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Cmd. Donald and Avis Gerould of Sun City, Ariz., and Bernard and Jane Gerould of Burlington; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Little of Pine City, N.Y., and Marjorie Purvis of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  Myrtle was predeceased by her husband, Harry Gerould, in March 1980; a son, Harry Dean Gerould, in November 1986; and a sister, Martha Erikson, in 1964.  It was Myrtle’s request that there be no calling hours and that a funeral service to be held at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make memorials to the East Smithfield Fire Department in Myrtle’s name.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

 

CHILSON David L. Chilson

55, of Ulster, Pa., died Sept. 25, 2011 at home following an extended illness.  He was born April 8, 1956 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Clifford and Emma Maines Chilson.  David was an active member of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church and served as a trustee. He was employed with DuPont, Towanda, Pa., for 28 years. David served in the U.S. Naval Subforce for 5 years. He resided with his wife on the family farm and was a member of the East Smithfield Fire Department. David enjoyed raising livestock, hunting, and fishing but most of all spending time with his family and friends.  David is survived by his wife of 34 year Jennifer at home; children David D. and Dana Chilson of Shermans Dale, Pa., Adam Chilson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Genna Chilson of Indiana, Pa.; parents Clifford and Kaye Chilson, siblings Danny (Mary) Chilson, Clifford (Gretchen) Chilson, Kathy, Julie (Gary) Shneckenbecher, Lisa Shrimp (Frank Weiss), and Chris Shrimp, several nieces; nephews and cousins and father and mother-in-law Alston and Genevieve Teeter of Milan, Pa.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, Berwick Turnpike, East Smithfield, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the church with the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.   Memorial donations may be made in David's memory to: David L. Chilson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Elmira Street Branch of Citizens and Northern Bank or any associated branches.  Towanda Daily Review – September 27, 2011

 

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCLARKMILDRED A. BOSTON, 105, of East Smithfield, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 31, 1998.  Born at Harvey’s Lake, Pa., Sept. 17, 1892, she was the youngest daughter of Henry and Ida Phillips Clark.  She moved to the Smithfield area at the age of two.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church, the Grange Garden Club and Lady Webb Rebekah Lodge for 50 years.  For years she was a paper hanger and worked 18 years at the East Smithfield Farms.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ellsworth and Eleanor Andrus of East Smithfield; a daughter; Helen Hoose of East Smithfield and a special grandson, Roger Wright of East Smithfield, four grandsons, two granddaughters, 10 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; step-son, Jack Boston of Sayre and Robert Boston of the Bradford County Manor; a cousin, Genevieve Coon; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roland Romig, pastor of the Sayre Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

COLE - Blow, Jeannine L. (SRGP 20588)
Age 54 of RD 1, Athens, Pa, Sunday, July 15, 1984 after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Waverly, the Rev. Paul J. Cornelius officiating.  Interment Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorials may be made in her memory to her church or the American Cancer Society.  Survived by her husband, Harmon Blow Jr., at home; daughter, Joy Vosburg of Winterhaven, Fla; 2 sons, Merle Blow of Tuttle, OK. & Wayne Blow of Sayre, Pa; 6 granddaughters; parents Harold & De Ette Cole of RD 1, Sayre, Pa; 1 half sister, Mrs. Eldon (Wanda) Westbrook of Sayre, Pa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Norma) Kelsall of Warren Center, Pa. & Mrs. Howard (Gloria) Fabry of Albany, N.Y.; brothers, Bill Cole of Mainesburg, Pa. & Ronald Cole of Sayre, Pa.  She was a very active member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

CRAIG
Gordon G. Craig, 70, formerly of 124 Spring St., Sayre, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1971, at Clarks Summit Hospital. Born in Bentley Creek, the son of the late Hosea and Grace Waldron Craig, he had spent his early life in that area and at one time was employed as a clerk for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The body was taken to the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Rev. Max Doriani, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, will officiate. There will be no calling hours.

CRAIG - Hosea K. Craig- (1929) Sayre, Sept 8- The funeral of Hosea K Craig will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Kolb Funeral Home on Waverly Street, Waverly. Rev. G B Gensemer, of the Sayre Presbyterian church will officiate and the body will be buried in the family plot at East Smithfield cemetery.

DANIELOWSKA CONSTANCE A. COVELL
Constance A., Formerly of East Smithfield, PA and Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, August 13, 2007, at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Sewell, NJ. Constance was born January 21, 1914 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Logia (Crajko) Danielowska. Prior to retirement she was employed as a secretary for the Magistrates Office in Sayre, PA. She was a parishioner of St. Ann's Church in Bentley Creek, PA. In her spare time, Constance loved to read and could often be found reading a novel, sewing or knitting, but most of all she devoted her time to her family who will miss her dearly. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Stefani and Wayne Covell-Wenger of Blackwood, NJ; her sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Margaret Covell of Gillett, PA, Larry G. and Diane Covell of Watertown, NY; a sister, Angie in Buffalo, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter R. Covell on Christmas Day in 1990; and by her son, John F. Covell in 2003. Family and friends are invited to a graveside committal service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2007, in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894.

DEPUE –MARION E. BURLINGAME, 79, of 45 Pleasant St., South Waverly, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born May 13, 1909 in Sutluff Hill, Athens Township, a daughter of the late George and Annabelle Brown Depue.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  She is survived by her husband, Delos, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Baker of Montrose; one son, Carl Burlingame of Athens; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Vose of Athens, and a brother, Ernest Depue of Athens.  She was predeceased by a son Harold in 1985 and three brothers; Howard, Leslie and Walter.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home in Athens Monday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani of East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to Sayre Fire Department Ambulance Corp. –Towanda Daily Review.

DIBBLE Goldie A. Hall, 96, a lifelong resident of East Smithfield Twp., Pa., died
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born Aug. 15, 1913 in Bournes Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Steven and Carrie RAYMOND Dibble.  Goldie worked 25 years at the East Smithfield Farms Cheese Factory as a lab technician. She was a member of Tom Jack Camping Club and liked to fish and make crafts. Goldie enjoyed meeting friends at the Sayre Senior Citizens Center on Mondays. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Goldie always put her family first, and looked forward to the annual Fourth of July family picnic.  She is predeceased by her husband Howard of 41 years.  Goldie is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Vincent) Lisi of Pine City, N.Y.; son Gary (June) Hall of East Smithfield, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; her sister, Cuba P. Brady of Penfield, N.Y.; and several nieces, and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Stan Gill officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa., at the convenience of the family.February 09, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

DIBBLE - HALL, Goldie A.
96, a lifelong resident of East Smithfield Twp., PA, died
Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born August 15, 1913 in Bournes Mills, PA, the daughter of the late Steven and Carrie Raymond Dibble. Goldie worked 25 years at the East Smithfield Farms Cheese Factory as a lab technician. She was an avid bowler, winning many women's singles tournaments as well as doubles tournaments along with her husband, Howard. Goldie was a member of the Tom Jack Camping Club, enjoyed fishing, and making crafts. She also enjoyed meeting friends at the Sayre Senior Citizens Center on Mondays. Goldie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She always put her family first, and looked forward to the annual 4th of July family picnic. She is predeceased by her husband, Howard of 41 years. Goldie is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Vincent) Lisi of Pine City, NY with their 8 children and 20 grandchildren; and son, Gary (June) Hall of East Smithfield, PA with their 3 children, 8 grandchildren and great-grandchild; her sister, Cuba P. Brady of Penfield, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Friday, February 12, 2010, from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Stan Gill officiating. Burial will be alongside her husband in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA at the convenience of the family. The family wished to thank the nurses and aides of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion.

 

STEPHEN DIBBLE PASSES AWAY 1932

Dies at Home in East Smithfield Results of Gun Wound.

East Smithfield, Sept. 5 – Stephen E. Dibble aged 51, died at his home here Monday morning at 5 o’clock. He had shot himself Friday afternoon.  Besides his widow, he is survived by five children, Mrs. Guy FRENCH of Endioctt, Geraldine, Russell and Pearl, all at home; a grandson, Guy Walter French; three brothers, Charles Dibble of Athens, James of Sylvania, Max of Endicott; five sisters, Mrs. Herman McNEAL, Mrs. A. A. EASTMAN, both of Burlington; Mrs. H. S. HEMINGWAY of Newark, N. J.; Mrs. M. S. RENNIE and Mrs. Harold MORGAN, both of Endicott.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of burial in the East Smithfield cemetery. The Rev. Steverson of the Methodist church there will officiate. 

 

DICKENSON - LENA D. GEROULD
Lena D. Gerould, 98, of Milan RR 1 (East Smithfield), PA died Sunday, April 7, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born November 2, 1897 in Wetona, the daughter of Charles and Carrie Storch Dickenson. They moved to East Smithfield in 1910 where her father was cashier of the new First National Bank. She lived in East Smithfield the rest of her life. She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Surviving are her children, Robert and wife Joyce Gerould of Florida, Kenneth and wife Alene Gerould with whom she lived and Mary Ellen and husband Zane Chamberlain of East Smithfield; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Gerould; an infant son, Charles Gerould; a granddaughter, Dawn Gerould Cutajar; and a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Pipher Gerould. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 10 (2 p.m. after calling hours beginning at 1) with the Rev. Richard R. McGuire officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, PA 18817 or the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in care of Diane Husted, RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR Thursday, April 11, 1996)

DODGE –EVELYN M. KINGSLEY, 88, Milan, PA, died on October 2, 2005, at Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Home, Towanda, PA.  Born on June 17, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Loren and Kathryn Dodge.  He was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  Surviving are her daughters, Lois (Tom) Elvidge, East Smithfield, and Linda Hardenstine, Milan, PA; son, Layton Kingsley, Columbia Cross Roads; stepsons, Lawrence G. Kingsley, Milan, Louis R. (Doris) Kingsley, East Smithfield, Lavern S. Kingsley, Columbia Crossroads, and Richard (Rosalie) Kingsley, Columbia Crossroads; sisters, Eileen Hicks, Coudersport, PA and Janice Woolrich, Albany, NY; brother Loren (Charlotte) Dodge, Columbia Crossroads; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband O.J. “Jerome” Kingsley, who died on June 17, 1995 and a sister, Kathryn Kenny.  The funeral service was held Oct. 5 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Alan Goss officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DOTY, Fred-84, of East Smithfield, a lifelong resident, died at his home Friday afternoon. He is survived by three cousins. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the Baptist Church in East Smithfield where services will be held Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery. Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.

DRISCOLL - HOOSE, RAYLENE  Raylene Driscoll Hoose, 30, of Columbia Cross Roads RD2 died March 11, 19897 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  The greatest loves of her life were her husband, her farm work and flowers.  She is survived by her husband, Burton W. Hoose Jr.; mother, Phyllis Barbur of Towanda and step-father, Lawrence Barbur of Towanda; father, Thomas Driscoll of Towanda; maternal grandfather, Warren Chamberlain of Burlington and maternal grandmother, Helen VanOrder of Troy; sister, Twylia Driscoll of Towanda; brother, Thomas Driscoll of Towanda; an aunt and an uncle; three nephews and one niece.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Stephen Livermore officiating and burial to be in East Smithfield Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  (TGR March 19, 1987)

DUNBAR - RUTH MITCHELL
 Ruth H. Mitchell, 94, of East Smithfield, PA died Sunday, November 29, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor. Born in Big Pond on August 26, 1898, she was the daughter of Stanley and Etta May Dunbar. Mrs. Mitchell was a graduate of the East Smithfield High School.  She was formerly employed at the East Smithfield Farms until she retired in 1963.  She married Raymond M. Mitchell in 1919 in East Smithfield and he predeceased her in 1954. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield, the East Smithfield Garden Club and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Nathalie Adams and Mrs. June Kaye, both of East Smithfield; son, Harold Mitchell of East Smithfield; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Chamberlain of Bentley Creek; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 2 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Robert Mitchell, her grandson, officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. (TGR, Thursday, December 3, 1992)

HOWARD DURAND
Howard Durand of East Smithfield died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Sunday morning at the age of 64. He had no near relatives. Funeral services will be3 Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Federated Church with burial in East Smithfield Cemetery. The Rev. Floyd Randall will officiate.

EIFFERT - Eunice Jane Eiffert Nichols, 88, went home to be with the Lord quietly in her sleep at home surrounded by her family on Feb. 8, 2009.  She was born in Milan, Pa., on July 23, 1921, to the late Phillip A. and Amy Elizabeth Spencer Eiffert.  She was a lifelong member of the Milan United Methodist Church.  She attended school in Milan and graduated from Athens High School.  On Jan. 25, 1940, Eunice married Donald H. Nichols. During her life in Milan, she enjoyed learning new skills, which included spinning and weaving wool, caning chairs, all kinds of needle work, quilting, and at age 81 how to use the computer in conjunction with computerized machine embroidery.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Good Neighbor Club, Garden Club and two quilting clubs.  She will be remembered by many for her generosity, cheerfulness and humorous personality.  She was predeceased by her husband, Donald H. Nichols, in July 1994; her parents; siblings Lillian Shepherd, Florence Jones, Claude and Andrew; and her special friend, Jim Reynolds.  Eunice is survived by her children, Donna (William) Earls of Gillett, Pa., Sharon (Richard) Robbins of Troy, Pa., Phillip A. (Alice) Nichols of Milan and Carey E. (Wendy) Nichols of Belleview, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Olive Nichols of Florida, Marcella Nichols of Elmira, N.Y., and Marjorie Williams of Waverly, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 5, at the Milan United Methodist Church in Milan.
Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the East Smithfield Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials can be made in Eunice's memory to the Mather Memorial Library, P.O. Box 230, 300 Main St., Ulster, PA 18850, or the Milan United Methodist Church, Rt. 220, Milan, PA 18831.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

ENGLER - Dixie P. (Engler) Orcutt, 73, of East Smithfield, Pa. diedon Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was the loving wife of Donald S. Orcutt of East Smithfield. The couple married May 18, 1956 and had 52 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street Troy, Pa.  The funeral service to honor Dixie’s life will be held at 8 p.m. Friday evening with the Rev. Richard Noggle of the First United Methodist Church of Troy officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the East Smithfield Union Cemetery.  Dixie was born on March 14, 1936 in Sonestown, Lycoming County, Pa., daughter of the late Oran Engler, Sr. and Gladys (Stackhouse) Engler of Williamsport, Pa.  Dixie worked for the Sayre Lingerie Company in the 1970’s.  She loved doing crafts, animals, and growing flowers.  Dixie is survived by her husband Don and her mother Gladys; her son Richard Orcutt and fiancé Shari Farrell of East Smithfield, Pa.; her daughter Deborah (David) Canale of Smithboro, N.Y.; her grandchildren Justin, Jamie, Jenna, and Joshua Orcutt, Kimberly Farrell, Bradley and Andrew Canale; her brothers Oran “Sonny” (Jane) Engler, Jr. of Williamsport, Pa. and James (Norma) Engler of Iowa; her sisters Jean Hoffman of Harrisburg, Pa., Mary Jane (Albert) Steinbacher of Jersey Shore, Pa., and Judy (Lou) Little of Pittsburgh, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews and her faithful companion Chance.  Dixie was preceded in death by her father Oran Engler, Sr.  Contributions may be made in Dixie’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway. RHW. 13 March 2009 Sayre Morning Times.

EVANS , Alice MacBride, 77, formerly of Milan, PA, died at the Bradford County Manor Friday, October 31, 1997.  Born January 20, 1920 in Chester County, PA she was the daughter of the late Issac Newton and Mae Littlefield Evans Sr.  Alice was a 1938 graduate of West Chester High School and the Pottstown Business School in 1940.  In 1960 the MacBrides moved to the area and engaged in farming having resided at their Smithfield Township home since 1972.  Alice was a member of the east Smithfield Federated Church.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Deena MacBride of Columbia Cross Roads RR2, PA; a daughter-in-law, Debbie MacBride of Troy RR3; 13 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a brother, Newton Evans of Chester Springs, PA; a sister, Suzanne Acker of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, H. Raymond MacBride, on August 23, 1996, sons, Edward Lee MacBride in 1978 and James Robert MacBride on February 10, 1996; a daughter Sara Jane MacBride in 1943; grandsons, Jonathan MacBride in 1991 and Howard James MacBride in 1997.  Private funeral services were to be held at the Bowen Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, PA with the Rev. Leo E. Sherrill, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery in East Smithfield.  Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church Youth Group, PO Box 7; East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Mrs. MacBride’s memory.
 

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