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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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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) 

KAYE William  - William "Bill" Kaye, 83, of East Smithfield, Pa., died
on Monday, June 7, 2010 at home. He was born on July 28, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late William and Florence Bragger Kaye. Bill joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 when he received an honorable discharge. He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, and fishing. Because of Bill's belief in the 2nd Amendment, he supported many clubs that upheld the Constitution. He was a Lifetime Member of the N.R.A., Sayre Sportsman's Club, the Ridgebury Sportsman Club, and was a founding member of the Bucks County Langhorne Rod & Gun Club. He was a charter member of the Upper Makefield Fire Company, member of Newtown Reliance Company, Newtown Rotary Club, Upper Makefield Business Association, American Legion Post No. 49 Troy, and V.F.W. Post NO. 8675 Troy. Bill is survived by his wife, Jane, of 32 years, at home; children, William Kaye III of Wilmington, Del., Christine Kaye of Solebury, Pa., Andrew Kaye, of Princeton N.J., Steven J. Kaye of Colorado, Fredric (Elena) Kaye of El Cerrito, Calif., Gerald Kaye of Pineville, Pa., Neil (Shellie) Gerould of Bentley Creek, Pa., and Richard (Cathy) Gerould of Kaislof, Alaska; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Muriel Eastwick of Levittown, Pa.; sister Ada Trott of Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, June 11, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848; or East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 8, 2010

KELLOGG  –ALTA L. (KELLOGG) BENNETT, age 87, of Burlington died on Friday, March 5, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on March 14, 1916, in East Smithfield, the daughter of the late Clarence Kellogg and Bertha Lantz.  Alta enjoyed crocheting, traveling, camping and fishing with her husband.  She is survived by her niece, Lucille Lewis of Sheep Ranch, Calif.; a nephew, Jack Ellsworth of Ulster; a sister-in-law, Ruth Hills of Milan; and a special nephew, Bob (Pat) Kellogg of Conesus, N.Y.; and several cousins.  In addition to her parents, Alta was preceded in death by her husband William H. Bennett; sister, Etta Kellogg Smoogen; and brother, Fred Kellogg.  A memorial service will be held at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 297 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Carr officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions in Alta’s name may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DONALD JERRY KELLOGG, 56, of RR 1, Box 167B, Milan, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at home following an extended illness.  Born in Sayre on Dec. 13, 1942, the son of Fred and Helen McFall Kellogg.  He graduated from SRU High School in 1960.  He was employed at Horton Electric Motor service in Athens for 30 years.  He was a member of East Smithfield fire Department and Ambulance Association.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a Smithfield Township supervisor for six years and on the Bradford County Republican Committee for several years.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice, at home; children, Cindy and Michael Swan of Warwick, R.I., Timothy Anderson of East Smithfield, Pa., Diane and Charles Freeh of Lancaster, Pa., Penny and Dale Shepard of Ft. Sills, Okla., Jack and Dawn Kellogg of Elmira, N.Y. and James and Renee Kellogg of Birmingham, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, including Stephanie Heinze of Elmira, N.Y.; one great-great-grandson; brothers, Robert Kellogg of Lavonia, N.Y., and Fred Kellogg of East Smithfield; sister, Rosemary Krisukis of Allentown, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, east Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Fire Department.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLOGG - BENINATI, Elizabeth Joy
age 61 of Elmira and Downers Grove, IL diedFri. April 3, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Elmira March 23, 1948 a daughter to the late Eustace Kellogg and Gilberta Kinglsey Kellogg; in addition to her mother, she is also survived by her children, Elizabeth Kelly Beninati and Andrew Francis Beninati; Joy was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy in 1966, graduate of the University of Virginia in 1971 receiving a bachelors of science in nursing. She taught nursing at Northwestern University of Chicago and worked for the City of Chicago Dept. of Health as a public health nurse. She also worked as a nurse for Elmhurst Clinic in Elmhurst, IL. Joy was an active member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Elmhurst; served as a Sunday school teacher, usher and Deacon. She has had an active life as a volunteer. She worked with her children' schools, her children's sports teams, AAUW, and as a Girl Scout Leader. Upon returning to Elmira to take care of her mother, she continued her work with R.S.V.P. She was also very close to her cousins Bennett and Phyllis Young of East Smithfield, PA, and their children as well as her Kinglsey cousins, her cousins Betsy and Bob Bishop and their children. She diedwhile in the love and comfort of her family. She will be greatly missed. At her request, graveside services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads took place privately with her interment in Union Cemetery in East Smithfield, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/5/2009

KELLOGG - ETTA MAE SMOOGEN
 Etta Mae Smoogen, 88, of Wellsburg, NY died Friday, May 1, 1992. She was a member of the Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights and was a retired employee of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Stanley; daughter, Joan Freeman of Cayuta, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Donald Lewis of Sheep Ranch, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Josephine Ellsworth of East Smithfield, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Alta and William Bennett of Wellsburg; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Helen Kellogg of Sayre, PA; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Elmwood Baptist Church on May 5 with the Rev. Larry Appenzeller officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)

FRED D. KELLOGG, M.D., 55, of Milan RR 1, died at home (April 2000) with his family and close friends around him.  Born April 3, 1945, in Sayre, he was the son of Fred T. and Helen L. McFall Kellogg of East Smithfield.  He was a recipient of the Merrill scholarship from Sylvania and earned his master’s degree in chemistry from Penn State University.  He received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, was board-certified in emergency medicine and was the head of the department of Emergency Medicine for Tioga General Hospital in Waverly, N.Y.  He was a staff physician in the E.R. Department of the Schuyler Hospital, where he retired in 1996.  He was a member of the East Smithfield Fire Department, where he helped with the Fourth of July fireworks for many years.  He is survived by his parents, Fred and Helen Kellogg of Athens; one sister and one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, James in 1965 and Donald in 1999; and a special nephew, Jerry Dean Heinze in 1999.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Thomas Blackall will officiate.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be directed to the East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRED T. KELLOGG
 Fred T. Kellogg, age 91, of East Smithfield, PA died on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA. He was born March 3, 1909 in Big Pond, PA, a son of the late Clarence and Bertha (Lantz) Kellogg. Fred was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  He served on the SRU School Board and was actively involved with the East Smithfield Boy Scouts. Fred was chief engineer for East Smithfield Farms Company for 40 years, retiring in 1972. Fred is survived by his wife of 74 years, Helen (McFall) Kellogg; son, Robert W. (Patricia) Kellogg of Livonia, NY; daughter, Rosemary (Anthony) Krisukas of Allentown, PA; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister, Alta Bennett of Autumn Years Home, Centerville, PA. He is predeceased by sons, James Kellogg in 1965 and Dr. Fred D. Kellogg in 2000; sister, Etta Smogen. Funeral services were held January 12 with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.

KELLOGG Merrill B. "Blackie"
Age 88 formerly of East Smithfield, PA diedMonday, March 30, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Merrill was born December 15, 1920 in East Smithfield, PA son of the late Fountain Eugene and Mary Jane (Kelley) Kellogg. Following graduation from high school Merrill entered the United States Army. He served his country from 1942 to 1945 in WWII going to New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He was married to the former Dorothy L. Andrus in 1947 and they celebrated 62 happy years together. Merrill was a farmer and also worked at Thatcher Glass. Later he was employed in the Stock Room at Westinghouse where he retired on April 1, 1983. In his spare time Merrill loved spending time in the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his loving wife Dorothy L. (Andrus) Kellogg of Horseheads, NY, a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Joe Vonderchek of Horseheads, NY, his son Brent Kellogg of Lockwood, NY, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Merrill was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Georgia Tompkins in 1999 and 12 siblings. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 6 to 7 PM at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7PM with Rev. Tim Maynard of the Grace Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association or to the National Kidney Foundation.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/1/2009 - 4/2/2009

KELLY Grace W., wife of Edward P. Wittig, died at her home, No. 115 East Street at 1 o’clock this afternoon, aged 23 years. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Kelly of Smithfield and had but recently moved to this place. She is survived by her husband and two small children, her parents and two sisters, Mary and Lizzie. A prayer service will be held from the home Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, and the remains taken to Smithfield, where the funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment will be made in that place.

ROBERT D. KENNEDY, 86 of East Smithfield died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2007 following an extended illness at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born June 3, 1920 in West Burlington, Pa. the son of the late Elmer and Lucina Rockwell Kennedy.   Robert's love of kids showed in his generosity to kids in need and his love of sports showed in his support of the local high school athletic programs. He also played baseball for the Burlington Bears semi-pro team.  Robert founded Kennedy's Country Heating in East Smithfield, was a Charter Member of the East Smithfield V.F.W. and still had time to raise especially trained oxen for show.  He is predeceased by his wife, Agnes E. Kennedy; son, Rodney and great grandson, Matthew; sister, Lucille and brother, Eugene.  He is survived by his children Robert and Monika Kennedy of Stevensville, Pa. and Bruce and Rita Kennedy of East Smithfield, Pa; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Mary Williams, Towanda, Pa; several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 from 4-5 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. William Lusk, officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

KIMBALL Florence E. PARMENTER, age 92, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died at her residence on January 24, 1999.  She was born in Beaver Dams, NY on January 1, 1907, a daughter of the late Charles and Julia Kimball.  Mrs. Parmenter was a member of Wetona United Methodist Church Wetona, PA.  She retired after working for 25 years at Wallace’s Store in West Burlington, PA.  Mrs. Parmenter is survived by daughters, Angeline (Harland) Harris of Milan, PA, Jeanette Parmenter, Beatrice S. Parmenter and Gladys (Max) Chapman all of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Wayne (Marjorie) Scouten and LaVerne (Beverly) Parmenter, both of Milan, PA, La Rue (Mary Norma) Parmenter of Athens, PA and Burton (Charlotte) Scouten of Ulster, PA; sister, Corothy McCracken of Krum, TX; a special grandson, Kenneth Parmenter of Columbia Cross Roads; special friend, Ben and Regina Jackson of Wetona, PA; 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews; foster sons, James (Theresa) Johnson and (Connie) Johnson, both of Towanda, PA.  Mrs. Parmenter was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Scouten (1933) and second husband Bert Parmenter (1959).  She is also predeceased by her infant son, Robert Eugene Parmenter (1946); brothers, Charles, Frank, Emmett and Irvin Kimball; sisters, Myrtle Robinson, Mabel Affeldt and betty Personius; granddaughters, Robin Christine Chapman (1960), Debbie Parmenter (1960), Darla Parmenter (1962), Linda Scouten (1964); and son-in-law, William R. Parmenter (1986).  A memorial service at a date to be announced later will be held at the Wetona United Methodist Church in Wetona with burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Wetona United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Gail Tillotson, RR  2, Box 256, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.   Troy Gazette Register

KIMBALL –FLORENCE E. (KIMBALL) PARMERTER, 92, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died at her residence, January 24, 1999.  Born in Beaver Dams, NY, January 1, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Kimball.  Mrs. Parmenter retired after working for 25 years at Wallace’s Store, West Burlington, PA.  She was a member of Wetona United Methodist Church.  Her favorite pastime activities where making quilts and afghans, which totaled over 100 each.  She was a kind and loving woman who always had time for family and friends.  Mrs. Parmenter enjoyed her grandchildren including the little one who was adopted.  She even cared for a special friend Helen Jackson for a number of years.  Surviving are daughters, Angeline (Harland) Harris, Milan, PA, Jeanette Parmenter, Beatrice S. Parmenter and Gladys (Max) Chapman, all of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Wayne (Marjorie) Scouten and LaVerne (Beverly) Parmenter, both of Milan, LaRue (Mary Norma) Parmenter, Athens, and Burton (Charlotte) Scouten, Ulster; sister, Dorothy McCracken, Krum, TX; special grandson, Kenneth Parmenter, Columbia Cross Roads; special friends Ben and Regina Jackson, Wetona; 31 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, foster sons, James (Theresa) Johnson and Joe (Connie) Johnson, both of Towanda.  Mrs. Parmenter was predeceased by her first husband. Harold Scouten (1933); second husband Bert Parmenter (1959); infant son, Robert Eugene Parmenter (1946); brothers, Charles, Frank, Emmett, and Irvin Kimball; sisters, Myrtle Robinson, Mabel Affeldt, and Betty Personius; granddaughters, Robin Christine Chapman (1960), Debbie Parmenter, (1960), Darla Parmenter, (1962), Linda Scouten (1964); and son-in-law, William R. Parmenter (1966).   A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced at the Wetona United Methodist Church, Wetona, PA.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Wetona United Methodist Church, c/o Reverend Gail Tillotson, RR 2, Box 256, Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KINGSLEY J. Laverne Kingsley,
79, of East Smithfield died Oct. 21, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital after rebounding many times during declining health. Laverne was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Springfield Township, son of the late O.J. (Jerome) and Margaret (Keeler) Kingsley. His mother preceded him in death when he was of a very young age. Afterwards Jerome married Evelyn Dodge who assisted with the raising of Laverne and his siblings. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Smith) Kingsley who preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1996.  Laverne was a farmer by trade while also supporting his livelihood in earlier years hauling milk, at which time was shipped in milk cans, often talking of his milk-hauling memories. In later years he trucked logs and operated a school bus route, all of which were full of memorable times. After retiring from farming he and Joyce acquired a great interest in polka music and attended many polka festivals. Over the years there have been many childhood stories told along with lots of memories involving his livelihood and personal enjoyments in life, which included family and numerous friends. In later years he was very well known for his firewood business and his great determination to not let health conditions stop him from continuing on.  Laverne is survived by: his children, Nancy Russell of North Chemung, N.Y., sons, Merle (Gertrude) Kingsley and Martin (Jacqueline) Kingsley all of East Smithfield, and Norma (Tim) Leonard of Berrytown; as well as nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Laurence Kingsley, Louis (Doris) Kingsley, all of East Smithfield, Richard (Rosalie) Kingsley of Springfield, along with step-siblings, Lois (Tom) Elvidge, Linda Hardenstine, Layton (Elizabeth) Kingsley, all of East Smithfield, and special friend Alice Davis of Burlington.  In addition to his parents, Laverne was preceded in death by: a twin brother, John Howard Kingsley, on Sept. 17, 1931; sister-in-law Harriet Howard; and brother-in-law John Hardenstine Jr.  Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Laverne will be laid to rest next to his loving wife in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Anyone wishing to do so may direct memorial contributions in Laverne's memory to Robert Packer Hospital, Desiree Stackhouse, Dialysis Unit, Sayre, PA 18840. - Towanda Daily Review, October 24, 2010

Janet KINGSLEY Gerould, 74 - 01/02/2002
Janet Kingsley Gerould, 74, of East Smithfield, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on March 26, 1927, in Bradford County.Janet was an active member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  Janet is survived by her husband, Carroll Gerould, at home; sons, Russell Gerould and Glenn Gerould, both of East Smithfield; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty E. Elsbree of East Smithfield. Janet is predeceased by her daughter, Ann Marie Finnerty. Friends may call today from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorial contributions in Janet's name may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church, c/o the Rev. Robert Stradling, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817, or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

 

KINGSLEY Katherine M. Kingsley Passmore

100, of East Smithfield, Pa., died Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012 from her home. "Blessed be the name of the Lord."  Born March 19, 1912 in Ricketts, Pa., an 11th generation Mayflower descendant, Katherine was the fourth child of Dr. Harry O. Kingsley and Bertha Mason Kingsley.  The early years of her life which Katherine deemed the high point of her development were spent growing up in the lumber camp at Laquin, Pa., where her father served as a physician. She loved her life there where she began high school. She later resided with her family in Gillett, Pa., and commuted by train to Troy, Pa., where she completed her high school education. Katherine was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College where she received her degree in music and in June of 1933 married Burdette Loomis Passmore of Gillett. The couple made their home in the Gillett area and with the arrival of their daughter Linda Louise in 1934 and son, Burdette Kingsley in 1935, Katherine was not able to employ her training in music for a number of years to follow, except for private piano instruction to many pupils over the years.  In 1939, the family moved from Gillett when Burdette and Katherine acquired the long established Kingsley family farm located to the west of East Smithfield. Katherine was very content with life on the farm and her only activity outside of the family was her membership with the East Smithfield Baptist Church where she served as church pianist and later organist for many years. During the late 1940s and early 50s, Katherine traveled every Monday night to Elmira, N.Y. with friends, Gertrude Nichols and Mildred Wood to rehearse with the Elmira Civic Chorus. She especially enjoyed the chorus performance of Handel's Messiah at Christmastime.  In addition to her enjoyment of music at home, and teaching music at SRU in later years, Katherine became active in special music, singing, playing piano and organ and taught Sunday school at the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens where she was a member for 68 years. She also taught herself to play her husband's clarinet in the church orchestra as well.  Katherine was an outstanding citizen who exemplified the finest virtues of American life. She won the respect of many family members, friends, neighbors and acquaintances who came to know and admire her. Katherine will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her wealth of warmth, wit and humor, pithy sayings and as a wise mother and good listener. Katherine was never happier or in better form than to be among her family whom she loved dearly.  Surviving are her daughter Linda Passmore Myers of Milan; son Burdette Kingsley (Fayne Swartwood) Passmore of Gillett, Pa.; grandchildren Joel (Melinda) Myers, Kerry Myers, Kevin (Heather) Myers, Derin (Julie) Myers, Burdette (Conny) Passmore, David (Doreen) Passmore, Diane Passmore Hubert (William), Annette Passmore Barnes (Randy), Barbara Passmore Critcher (Jerome) and Lesa Passmore; 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Burdette Loomis Passmore; grandsons Mark Robert Myers and John Dale Myers; brothers Alton and Walter; and sisters Harriet and Bertha.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens.  Private interment services were held at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Contributions may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens, PA 18810 in Katherine's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2012

 

KINGSLEY Marian K. YOUNG, 90, of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, March 2, 2000 at home.  Marian was born in Smithfield Township on March 26, 1909, the daughter of Gilbert L. and Elizabeth Brown Kingsley.  She taught school in East Smithfield before her marriage to Damon Young in 1929.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  Among her survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Bennett and Phyllis young of East Smithfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Bishop of Middletown, OH; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Gilberta Kingsley of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Evelyn Kingsley of E. Smthfield.  Funeral services were to be private with burial to be in Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church of Towanda Memorial Hospice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, March , 2000

 

KINGSLEY –MARIAN K. YOUNG, 90, of East Smithfield, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at home.  Born in Smithfield Township, March 26, 1909, the daughter of Gilbert I. and Elizabeth Brown Kingsley, she was a graduate of East Smithfield High School, Athens High School and Mansfield Normal College.  She taught school in East Smithfield before her marriage to Damon Young in 1929.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bennett and Phyllis Young of East Smithfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Bishop of Middletown, Ohio; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Gilberta Kellogg of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Kingsley of East Smithfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her parents; an infant son, Robert; a brother Jerome Kingsley; and her husband, Damon, in 1977.  At her request the funeral service will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church or to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

O.J. “Jerome” KINGSLEY, 87, well-known East Smithfield, PA resident, died Saturday, June 17, 1995 following a period of declining health.  Born December 9, 1907 in east Smithfield, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth Brown Kingsley.  In early years, Mr. Kingsley was employed by the Pennsylvania and S & NY Railroads.  He was a dairy farmer for many years and also operated a sawmill in Smithfield and Springfield townships for many years.  Mr. Kingsley was a member of the east Smithfield Federated Church, served as a school board member in Springfield Township and was a long-time bank director of the First National Bank of East Smithfield.  He was a charter member of the Bradford County Old Timers Inc. and a 60-year member of the Smithfield and Diahoga Granges.  Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Dodge Kingsley, at home; children and their spouses, Laurence and Harriet G. Kingsley of East Smithfield, Louis and Doris R. Kingsley of east Smithfield, Lavern and Joyce S. Kingsley of Milan RR, Richard and Rosalie Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Lois and Tom Elvidge of East Smithfield, Linda and John Hardenstine II of East Smithfield, Layton Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads RR; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian K. Young of East Smithfield and Gilberta K. Kellogg of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Keeler Kingsley, in 1934, and an infant son, John Howard Kingsley, in 1931.  A family graveside service was held June 20 at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield with hs pastor, the Rev. Richard McGuire, officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  The family suggests memorials maybe directed to the east Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Mr. Kingsley’s memory.

ROBERT H. KIRKENDALL OF 425 w. Fourth St.  Funeral today (Feb. 6, 1958) at 11 a.m. at Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home, the Rev. Philip McGahn.  Pallbearers; Sereno Tanner, Marion Smith, Leroy Marks, Richard White, Floyd Buck and Franez Zeblinski.  Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1957

KITCHIN - MABEL WOOD
Mabel Wood, 74, of Milan RD 1, died Wednesday, October 31, 1990 at home following a lengthy illness. She was born January 22, 1916 in LeRoy, the daughter of Earl and Frances Meeker Kitchin. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Grace Baptist Church on the Ulster/East Smithfield Road and a member of the East Smithfield Grange. She was formerly employed at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Esther and Vince Cooper of Lowman, NY, Eleanor and Jerry Phillips of Gillett, Virginia and Dick Bell of Horseheads; daughter, Wanda Vinson of Milan; son, and daughter-in-law, George and Mary Wilcox of Milan; several step-children, 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lucy Sutulski of Millerton, PA; two brothers, several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Wood was predeceased by husbands Homer Wilcox in 1961 and Merton Wood in 1987. She was also predeceased by a daughter Vivian Wilcox in 1938 and a son-in-law, Delos Vinson in 1989. Services were held November 3 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating and burial to be in the East Smithfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Grace Baptist Church, Ulster RD 2, PA 18850. (TGR, Thursday, November 8, 1990)

KOCAK - Jean Carol Kocak Mancini, 63, went to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born on Jan. 6, 1944, in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Anne Mandak Kocak. She grew up on the Kocak family farm in Vestal, N.Y. She married her best friend and next door neighbor Domenick Mancini on Feb. 23, 1963. Jean will be remembered for the love she had for her family and her deep faith in God, and also her love of Fiero's and MG sports cars. But she will be most remembered for her love of horses. Jean would always stop to see the horses no matter where she was. As a young girl on the farm she would mess up the horse tracks because she wanted to be the only one to have touched where a horse last walked. Jean was a homemaker and wore many hats for the company her and her husband created. She was vice president, secretary and treasurer for their company Eagle Star, Inc. In 1969, they moved and lived in Eagle Lake, Fla. from 1969 to 1983 where she became a chaperone for her daughter's softball team that her and her husband sponsored under their company name Eagle Star, Inc. She later returned to New York and eventually Pennsylvania in 1983. She is preceded in death by her father Joseph W. Kocak in 2004 and mother-in-law Fanny Mancini in 2002. She is survived by her beloved husband Domenick P. Mancini of 44 years; daughters Lorie Mancini, of Athens, Pa. and Michelle (Jeff) Barnes, of Painted Post, N.Y., son Domenick (April) Mancini, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren Michael Petrulionis, Ashley and Brittany Myers, and Jeffery and Grant Barnes; sisters and brothers-in-law Delores and Robert Ruggerio, Joann and Jim Nagy; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Susan Kocak; Tonia and Dave Dittrich, Marty and Cheryl Mancini, Nick and Sue Mancini, and Mary Jo and Stewart Brown, Gene and Julie Mancini; several nieces, and nephews. A special thanks to the Guthrie Oncology Department, Radiology Oncology, Hospice and Doctors at RPH. Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, in Athens, Pa. from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. After calling hours, all are invited to proceed to St. John Lutheran Church on 207 South Hopkins Street, in Sayre, Pa. for a 2:30 p.m. funeral service, with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, in East Smithfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, Pa. 18848.  Published in the Daily Review from 9/12/2007 - 9/13/2007.

ENGELBERT KREMLA
 Engelbert Kermla, 96, of Troy RR 3, PA, died on Thursday, March 17, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. Born in Bronx, NY September 5, 1897, he was the son of Engelbert and Mary Zweifel Kremla. He was a fireman in New York City until his retirement in 1948. Mr. Kremla moved to East Smithfield Fire Company and the Old Timers Club of East Smithfield. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, of Milan, RR 1; several nieces and nephews. There were no services.  Arrangements were under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens.  Burial is to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in care of Diane Elvidge, RR 1, Milan, PA 18831 or the East Smithfield Fire Department, East Smithfield, PA 18817. (TGR, Thursday, March 24, 1994)

HAROLD J. LANE SR., 82 of Ulster RD 2 died Sunday Nov. 15 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born May 19, 1905 in Smithfield Twp. he was the son of Burr and Lora Ford Lane.  Former co-owner of Brown and Lane Trucking Co., he was also a retired dairy and poultry farmer.  He was a school bus driver for Troy Area School District for 32 years and was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years Evelyn Ward Lane; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Pat J. Lane Jr. of Sayre; a daughter, Carol Lane of Troy RD 3; two grandchildren, Gregory Lane of Hamel, Minn. And Brenda Lane Coe of Trumansburg, N.Y.; great-granddaughter Rhea Marie Coe of Trumansburg, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Harriette) Woodward of Elmira and Mrs. Genevieve Minor of Ulster RD 2; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Dale Lane in 1941.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Livermore officiating.  Burial will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery (Union Cemetery).  Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review

LEONARD –BLANCHE E. TEETER, 95, widow of Putman Teeter of RR 1 Milan, Smithfield Township died Saturday evening, Oct. 21, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born Aug. 25, 1905 a daughter of the late James Byron and Julia Alice Seymour Leonard.  Blanche assisted her husband in the operation of their farm for many years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and her family.  Blanche attended the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church with her family.  Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, Al and Jenny Teeter and Sidney and Sylvia Teeter all of RR 1 Milan; daughter, Jane Teeter of Ulster; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Lynn Ensign, pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church and the Rev. Robert Finch officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan church, P.O. Box 10, East Smithfield, Pa. in Blanche E. Teeter’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES B. LEONARD, 90, of Gillett died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1950 at Sayre.  He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Sara Ellen Adams of McGraw, N.Y.; Mrs. Blanche Teeter of Milan, Mrs. Grace Vanderpool of Willseyville, N.Y.; sons, Judd, Dewey and Joseph Leonard, all of Wellsburg, King and O’Dell Leonard both of Gillett; 33 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.  A prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home of a son King Leonard of Gillett.  Further services were held at 2:30 at the Big Pond Methodist Church.  The Revs. Edward Howe and Owen Barrett officiated and burial was in East Smithfield Cemetery. (Union Cemetery.) –Elmira Star Gazette.

LEWIS –NELLIE L. NICHOLS, 101, of East Smithfield, died Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a brief illness.  She was born in New Albany, Dec. 29, 1899, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Hewitt Lewis.  Nellie was a graduate of New Albany High School, Mansfield Normal School and Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing.  She worked as a private-duty nurse through and at Arnot-Ogden Hospital for several years.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church, The Rebekah Lodge of the Eastern Star and the Easter Star Garden Club.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Cecil Blackwell of Sebring, Fla.; son, Lewis G. Nichols of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Harold J. and Betty Nichols of Murietta, Calif.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home, with her pastor, the Rev. Robert Stradling officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RAYMOND MacBRIDE JR.
H. Raymond "Pop" MacBride Jr, 76, or Milan RR (Smithfield Two.), PA died Friday, August 23, 1996 as a result of a tractor accident. Born April 16, 1920 in Upper Uwchlan, Chester County, he was the son of the late Howard Raymond and Mary Vail MacBride Sr. Raymond was a 1938 graduate of the West Chester High School, West Chester, PA and a 1940 graduate of the Pottstown Business School. In early years, Raymond was employed by the United Parcel Service in West Chester, working there for 15 years. In 1960 the MacBrides moved to the area and engaged in farming, having been at their present location since 1972. Mr. MacBride was a 60-year member of the Patriotic Sons of America, Chester Springs, PA and of Eastern Milk Producers, now known as MMI. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Alice Evans MacBride, at home, a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Deena MacBride of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, George and Thomas MacBride, both at home; 14 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a sister and a brother; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by sons, Edward Lee in 1978 and James Robert on February 19, 1996; a daughter, Sara Jane MacBride, in 1991; a grandson, Jonathan MacBride, in 1991; and a brother, Albert MacBride in 1962. Funeral services were held August 27 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster with the Rev. John Madsen, youth pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating and interment to follow in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church Youth Department, in care of the Rev. John Madsen, Rt, 2, Box 229A, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 in Mr. MacBride's memory. (TGR August 29, 1996)

McCLELLAND, Sophronia - 1921. Mrs. Ralph Lane died at the home of her parents in East Smithfield, Tuesday, August 16. She leaves to survive her besides her husband; one son, Russell; her parents, Mr,. and Mrs. George McClelland; also five sisters, Mrs. Roy Andrews of East Smithfield; Mrs. Lee Forrest of Sayre; Mrs. Foster Lewis of Troy; Mrs. Thurlow Devoe of Buffalo; Mrs. Forrest Devoe of East Smithfield; and one brother, Walter McClelland at home. The funeral services will be held at the home of her parents, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at East Smithfield. Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

MacNAMARA –HARRIET ‘GENEVIEVE’ BUTTERS, 78, wife of Wesley H. Butters, of East Smithfield died Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, 195, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born April 23, 1916, in Towanda, PA she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Harriet Corner MacNamara.  Mrs. Butters was employed by Wolfe’s Poultry Farm in East Smithfield and later by the A&P Packing Plant in Horseheads, NY for several years.  She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ridgebury Township, PA.  Surviving are her husband of 54 years,  Wesley H. Butters, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dale Soper of Lowman, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law; John W. and Regina Butters of Gillett RR 1 and Everett E. and Mildred Butters of Gillett RR 3; a son, Thomas H. Butters of Milan RR 1; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren a sister and two brothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at the St. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Arrangements were by the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

MCFALL Helen Louise KELLOGG, age 92, of East Smithfield, PA died on Friday, September 7, 2001 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, PA.  She was born January 8, 1909 in Straits Corners, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Strait) McFall.  Helen worked in the SRU cafeteria and also a surgical tech at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Helen is survived by a son, Robert W. (Patricia) Kellogg of Livonia, NY; daughter, Rosemary Krisukas , Fred Kellogg; sons, James Kellogg in 1965, Donald Kellogg in 1999 and Dr. Fred Kellogg in 2000; sister, Trina McFall; brothers, William Ray and Glen McFall; half sisters, Ida McFall and Rose Reese; half brother, George McFall; son-in-law, Anthony Krisukas.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 11 with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federate Church, officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be sent to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box of Allentown, PA; daughter-in-law, Janice Kellogg of East Smithfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased in January of 2001 by her husband of 74 years, Fred Kellogg; sons, James Kellogg in 1965, Donald Kellogg in 1999 and Dr. Fred Kellogg in 2000; sister, Trina McFall; brothers, William Ray and Glen McFall; half sister Ida McFall and Rose Reese; half brother, George McFall; son-in-law, Anthony Krisukas.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 11 with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federate Church, officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be sent to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817.  Troy Gazette Register

MCFALL –HELEN LOUISE (MCFALL) KELLOGG, 92, of East Smithfield, died on Friday, September 7, 2001 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens.  She was born Jan. 8, 1909 in Straits Corners, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Strait) McFall.  Helen was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  On Nov. 6, 1927 Helen married Fred Kellogg in East Smithfield, Pa., with the Rev. Davies performing the ceremony.  Fred preceded Helen in death on Jan. 9, 2001 following 74 years of devoted marriage.  Helen worked in the S.R.U. cafeteria and also as a Surgical Tech at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Helen is survived by a son, Robert W. (Patricia) Kellogg of Livonia, N.Y.; daughter, Rosemary Krisukas of Allentown, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Janice Kellogg of East Smithfield, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.  She is predeceased by sons, James Kellogg in 1965, Donald Kellogg in 1999, Dr. Fred D. Kellogg in 2000, sister, Trina McFall; brothers, William, Ray and Glenn McFall; half-sisters, Ida McFall and Rose Reese; half-brother, George McFall; son-in-law, Anthony Krisukas.  Friends are invited to call the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, east Smithfield.  Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be sent to the East Smithfield federated Church, PO Box 7, east Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REV. WALLACE MCKNIGHT age 91 of RD 2 Ulster, PA Friday, November 6, 1981 at his home.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY Sunday evening 7-9 PM.  On Monday at 12:00 noon he will be moved to the Federated Church in Eat Smithfield, PA to lie in state until funeral service time at 2:00 PM with interment in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel; daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Kathryn) Harkness, Ulster, PA and Mrs. Leland (Ruth) Robbins, Big Pond, PA; step-daughter, Mrs. Mildred Stuck, Friendship, NY; step-son, Wayland Rockefeller, Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.  He served as pastor of the East Smithfield Baptist Church from 1949 to 1953.  In 1953 he helped form the present Federated Church of East Smithfield consisting of the Congregational, Baptist and Disciple Churches and served as its pastor during 1953.  From 1954 to 1957 he served as pastor of the Aldenville, Clinton Center and Maple Grove Churches in Pennsylvania.  After his retirement he served the New Albany Baptist and the Springfield Baptist as interim minister until 1973.  He was an area farmer for many years and was ordained into the ministry in 1952 at the Baptist Church in East Smithfield, PA.  He was the son of the Rev. Harry and Jennie McKnight born in Guliford, Conn. May 2, 1890.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/1981

FRANK ‘BUCK’ MITCHELL, East Smithfield, died on Friday, April 20, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following a brief illness.  Born March 26, 1915, East Smithfield, Pa. the son of the late Bessie Belle Mitchell.  Buck served in the US Navy during World War II on the USS Maryland BB46.  He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and worked for East Smithfield Farms cheese factory for 37 years. While serving in the Navy for six years, he participated in eight major Pacific battles at sea; including being at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 aboard the USS Maryland.  His favorite hat had "Pearl Harbor Survivor" on it and he received many handshakes and thank-yous from strangers.  Although he was very proud to be a Navy veteran, he was most proud of his family.  Family was the single most important thing in his life; and his family adored him, too.  He was a modest, quiet man who was a giant among men. He taught his children to be fair and honest; and left some big footprints to follow in.  From the time he was a teenager he was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed watching them every chance he got.  He also worked as a counselor for Bradford County Drug and Alcohol, a security guard for DuPont, and was a Pa. constable for 24 years.  He was the past chief and founding member of the Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Department and Life Member.  He was a past volunteer with the Tri-Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Smithfield Division.  He was a member of the East Smithfield VFW Post 7378 and Towanda American Legion Post 42.  He also belonged to the Pearl Harbor survivors Association, USS Maryland Survivors Association, and the National Rifle Association.  He is predeceased by a brother Donald Butters; sister, Marion Corneby; and uncles Jim and Charlie Mitchell.  He is survived by his wife Marion Mitchell of 61 years at home; daughter Nancy Mitchell and Jack Felicita, East Smithfield, sons Jeff Mitchell, Wasilla, AK, Cedric and Karen Mitchell, Antelope, CA and a daughter Pam Mitchell, East Smithfield, Pa.; grandchildren Dana and Tom Beyer, Wyalusing, Pa., Scott Mitchell and family, Iowa, Nicholas Presley and family, AL; a special great grandchild TJ Beyer, Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers Howard Butters and Gerald Butters, Elmira, N.Y. and Leslie "Bill" Butters, Athens, Pa.  Friends and family may call Tuesday, April 24, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Tri-Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Smithfield Division Fire Dept., Main Street, East Smithfield or Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/22/2007

MONROE - ELOISE SMITH
 Eloise Smith, 71, of Wildwood, FL, formerly of Sayre, PA, died Saturday, July 30, 1994 in Florida. She was born April 15, 1923 in West Burlington, PA, the daughter of Perry and Myrtie Smith Monroe. She was a member of the Sayre Keystone Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Smith of Cornelius, OR; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and John Hoyles of Elmira, NY, Anna and John Morningstar of Sayre and Debra and Marcel Robbins of Wildwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Elizabeth Smith of Ulster, LaVern and Janette Smith of Orlando, FL, Ronnie and Shirley Smith of Cornelius, OR and Sara Smith of Athens and Robert and Michelle Smith of Pine City, NY; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Jack McNett of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Shedden, in 1991 and a brother, Henry Monroe, in 1991. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 2 with the Rev. Donald Green officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 4, 1994)

MONROE –MARIE M. NEWILL, 79, of Milan RD 1, died at home Thursday, May 10, 1990, after an extended illness.  Born in Turtle Creek, Pa. April 14, 1911, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Mary Jane Lewis Monroe.  She moved to Delaware County at an early age and then to Bradford County in 1954.  She has been a resident of Bradford County ever since.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and the women’s society of the church and the Laurel Hill Grange.  She is survived by her husband James H. Newill; a son, James H. Newill Jr., Van Etten; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Judith) Burnett of Towanda RD 5; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Schwartzkoph, Sayre; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one niece.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, on Sunday 7-9 p.m. with Rev. Marjorie Doriani, pastor of her  church, officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, east Smithfield.  Donations may be made to the memorial fund of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MORLEY - Dibble, Ida May nee Morley
born Nov. 30, 1881 W. Burlington, PA died Dec. 31, 1956 Waverly NY wife of Charles Malvin Dibble Dau of John Orthello Morley & Ella Marie Morley Nee Carman.  Submitted by Jack Pelton

MYERS - DELORES L. CAMPBELL
 Delores L. Campbell, 44, of Williamsport and formerly of East Smithfield, died Wednesday, March 25, 1992 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was born January 7, 1948 in Salford, PA, the daughter of John and Helen Oppelt Myers. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Montoursville. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Bruce L. Campbell of Williamsport; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Brian Zuzu of Lancaster; daughter, Cynthia Campbell; at home, son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Julie Campbell of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren; mother, Helen Myers of Ridgebury; brothers, James Brey of Pennsylvania, Harvey Myers of Elmira, Robert Myers of Elysburg; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Community Baptist Church in Montoursville on March 27 with the Rev. Lynn Wheeler officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to Hope Lodge 636, West Lexington St., MD 21201. (TGR, Thursday, April 2, 1992)

MYERS, MARK R.,    Mark R. Myers, 28 of Milan RD1, died October 15, 1987.  Born February 26, 1959 in Sayre, he was the son of Robert and Linda Passmore Myers.  He was a 1977 graduate of SRU High School.  He is survived by parents, Robert and Linda Myers; four brothers; grandparents. Uncles, aunts and cousins.  Funeral services were held October 21 at Athens Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Barrett officiating and burial to be in East Smithfield Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  (TGR Oct. 22, 1987)

 

NEWILL James H. Newill Jr.

77, of VanEtten, N.Y. died on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital.  James was born on April 17, 1935 in Ridley Park the son of the late James H., Sr. and Marie Monroe Newill.  James was a member of the Spencer Federated Church, where he served in many capacities. He was instrumental in starting the community food cupboard. James was employed as a rural postal letter carrier, retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. He was a member of National Rural Letter Carriers. He was a train and railroad enthusiast.  He is predeceased by his wife Nancy.  James is survived by his children David and Pat Newill of Bensalem, Robin Seymour of Rocky Point, N.Y., Jane and Walter Smithbower of Ebensburg, June Newill of Mastic Beach, N.Y., Tom and Rhonda Newill of Spencer, N.Y., and Robert E. and Sharon Decker of Horseheads, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Judy and Jerry Burnett of Towanda and their children Tom, Patty, Penny, and Todd; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Spencer Federated Church, 70 North Main Street, Spencer, N.Y. with the Rev. Delma West and the Rev. Burton Huth co-officiating.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield with the Rev. Delma West and the Rev. Burton Huth co-officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made in James's memory to the: Spencer Federated Memorial Garden Church Fund, P.O. Box 321, 70 North Main Street, Spencer, NY 14889 or WPEL Radio Station, 9 Locust Street, Montrose, PA 18801.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013  

 

Daily Review, Brian D. NICHOLS, 50, of RR1, East Smithfield, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday, May 8, 2004. He was born Jan. 31, 1954, in Sayre, the son of Wallace and Wilma Jackson Nichols. He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church. Brian enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an Eagle Scout with Troop 10, BSA, of East Smithfield. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed going to the Nichols family cabin and riding his horse Whinnie at the horse shows. Brian was a licensed auctioneer and a past member of the East Smithfield Vol. Fire Dept. He was a member of the Big Pond Lions Club for which he played softball for many years. His daughter in 1978 predeceased him as well as his grandparents and his aunt Mable Wakely predeceased him. Surviving are: his mother Wilma Jackson Nichols of East Smithfield; father and stepmother Wallace and Jean Nichols of East Smithfield; wife Rebecca Nichols of Elmira, N.Y.; a daughter Nicole Nichols of East Smithfield; sons Brock and Jeremy Nichols of Arlington, Texas; stepson Shawn Lewis of Standing Stone; grandson Bryce Nichols of Arlington, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Brian Lennon of Palm Harbor, Fla., sister Lisa Vandergrift of East Smithfield; sister and brother-in-law Pamela and Robert Clarke of Appalachian, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Barbara Nichols of East Smithfield; brother and sister-in-law Alan and Elaine Nichols of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the church at 7 p.m. with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. The family will provide their own flowers and wish memorial donations be made to the Nicole Nichols Trust Fund c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817. Contributed by his classmate and cousin Carol Hoose Brotzman

NICHOLS Donald H. Nichols
79, Donald H. Nichols, 79, of RR1, Box 37, Milan, died Wednesday, July 6, 1994 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born May 30, 1915 in Ricketts, Pa., he was the son of Asa and Genevieve Carey Nichols.  He was formerly employed with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Eclipse and spent 28 years as a machinist with the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, retiring in 1972.  Mr. Nichols was a former member of the Ingersoll-Rand Machinist Union and member of the Milan United Methodist Church.  He was an avid gardener.  He is survived by his wife, Eunice, at home; his children and their spouses, Donna and William Earls of Bentley Creek, Phillip and Alice Nichols of Milan and Carey and Ruth Nichols of Auburn, Pa.; a daughter, Sharon Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads;  brothers, Kenneth Nichols of Horseheads and Guy Nichols of Orange City, Fla.; sisters, Elsie Roberts of Horseheads and Marjorie Williams of Barton; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m at the Milan United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sandi Foster, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.

GERALD NICHOLS, 70, of East Smithfield, PA, died Tuesday, December 22, 1992.  He was born May 21, 1992 in Smithfield Township, PA, a son of Herman and Laura Hall Nichols.  Mr. Nichols was a member of the East Smithfield VFW and a former employee of A&P in Horseheads, NY.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce; daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Richard Conch of Milan, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Nichols of Big Pond, PA; son, Leslie Nichols of East Smithfield; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; aunts, Marion Nohse of East Smithfield and Leola Anthony of New Jersey; an uncle, James Nichols of East Smithfield.  Private funeral services were held December 26 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. John Feaster officiating and interment to be at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Friends may contribute to Special Olympics of Bradford County, MHR, Box 179 A, Towanda, PA.

JAMES E. NICHOLS, 92, of E. Smithfield, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Aug. 16, 1905, in E. Smithfield, the son of Von and Susie Gerould Nichols, he graduated from E. Smithfield High School and Athens High School, and attended Elmira Business School.  He was co-owner of the Allyn-Nichols Store in E. Smithfield from 1939-1948.  He then became cashier at the First National Bank of Ulster from 1953-1966 and then vice-president of the First National Bank of Bradford County from 1966-1970.  He retired in 1970 and remained a Director Emaritus for 10 years.  He was a member of the E. Smithfield Federated Church and the Trojan Lodge No. 306 F & AM, past member of Bradford County I.M.C. Club, Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Department and founding officer, and Smithfield Township Tax Collector.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and LaRue Wakely of Ulster RR 2; and his daughter-in-law, Susie Nichols of Ulster RR 2; his grandchildren; James W. Nichols of East Smithfield, Mary Nichols Woodard of Midland, Texas, Vianna S. Wakely of Ulster, Christine A. Wakely of Ulster and Rebecca J. Wakely of Ulster; his great-grandchildren; James G. Nichols of E. Smithfield and Daniel G. Nichols of E. Smithfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, James H. Nichols, and six bothers, Clayton, Herman, Everett, Donald, Ralph and Ray Nichols.  Friends may call at the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, Pa., Thursday from 12-2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leo Sherrill officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the E. Smithfield Federated Church, E. Smithfield, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES H. NICHOLS, 61, a well-known area banking leader for over 30 years and resident of Ulster RR 2, died Saturday morning, May 3, 1997, as the result of a heart attack while hunting in his woods.   Born Jan. 12, 1936, in East Smithfield, he was the son of James E. and Margaret Hayworth Nichols.  Jim was a graduate of East Smithfield-Ridgebury High School, Class of 1953, where he excelled in sports and continued playing baseball and softball for the East Smithfield town leagues for several years.  He later attended Penn State University and was a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Banking, Bucknell University.  He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1955 and was stationed in Germany until his completion of military service in April of 1958.  Upon returning home from the military, Mr. Nichols held various business positions and later began his career in basking with the First National Bank of Towanda.  On Jan. 31, 1959, he married the former Susie Pierce.  During his 30 years of dedicated service, Mr. Nichols held several executive positions with the First National Bank of Towanda, which later became the First National Bank of Bradford County, now known as Northern Central Bank, at offices located in Ulster, Towanda, Wyalusing, New Albany and Dushore.  At the time of his death, he served as vice president and relationship banking team leader of the Dushore branch of the Northern Central Bank.  Jim was active in community and civic affairs and was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Wysox IOOF Lodge No. 1152 and the Shepard Hills Country Club.  He was a former member of the IMC, Towanda. And had been affiliated with the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Co. for a number of years.  He was an active bowler for the Ulster Bowling League, an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed playing golf.  He is survived by; his wife of 38 years, Susie Pierce Nichols, at home; his parents, James E. and Margaret H. Nichols of East Smithfield; his son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Elizabeth Nichols of Dayton, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Theresa and Bruce Woodard of Midland, Texas; two grandsons, James Guy Nichols and Daniel Geoffrey Nichols; his sister and brother-in-law, Susan A. and C. LaRue Wakely of East Smithfield, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Street, Ulster.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the Ulster United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sandy Foster officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in James H. Nichols’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 James H. NICHOLS, Ulster RR 2, PA died Saturday, May 3, 1997 as the result of a heart attack while hunting in the woods.  Born January 12, 1936 in East Smithfield, He was the son of James E. and Margaret Hayworth Nichols.  He was a banker for 30 years and held several executive positions with the First National Bank of Towanda which later became the First National bank of Bradford County, now known as Northern Central Bank.  He was very in community affairs.  He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susie Pierce Nichols, at home; his parents, James E. and Margaret Nichols of East Smithfield; son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Elizabeth Nichols of Dayton, OH; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Theresa and Bruce Woodward of Midland, TX, two grandsons; sister and brother-in-law, Susan A. and C. LaRue Wakely of East Smithfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Ulster United Methodist Church May 7 (11 am) with Pastor Sandy Foster officiating and interment to be in Union cemetery, east Smithfield.  Arrangements were by the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840 or the charity or organization of one’s choice in James H. Nichols’ memory.

NICHOLS, Ralph L., 69, of East Smithfield, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Smithfield Township he had spent his entire life there. Mr. Nichols had been employed by the East Smithfield Farms for 28 years. He was later employed by the State Highway Department until his retirement. He was a member of the Federated Church in East Smithfield and of the East Smithfield I. O. O. F.  Surviving are his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Angeline) Yale of Milan RD 1 and Mrs. Ramon ( Patricia) Yale of Ulster; a son, Ralph E. Nichols of Wellsburg RD 2; four brothers, Herman R. Nichols, Donald V. Nichols and James E. Nichold all of East Smithfield and Raymond D. Nichols of Groveland, Fla., 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. David A. Titus, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  In lieu of flowers the family reqests that memorials be directed to the Bradford-Sullivan County Heart Fund.

NILES - Mrs. Nancy L. Bird, one of Smithfield township’s best known women and most revered, died last Friday at her home in East Smithfield, aged 85 years. Mrs. Bird was president many terms of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and to the last kept up a lively interest in that organization. Two sons survive, Jesse Bird of Utica, N. Y. and County commissioner George N. Bird of East Smithfield. The funeral at the Baptist church to East Smithfield Sunday afternoon was largely attended. TGR 1914   (wife of  Lark Bird)

PALIZAY - Eleanor P. Andrus, 87, of Milan, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Albert and Josephine Toush Palizay. Growing up, she was a strong member of her family, helping to raise her three younger brothers and a sister during difficult times. Later in life, she enjoyed antiques and, of course, her own family. Eleanor is remembered as being a loving wife and mother. She is predeceased by two of her brothers Jack and Robert Palizay. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 57 years, F. Ellsworth Andrus; her children, James and Pat Andrus of Florence, N.J., Douglas and Linda Andrus of Northampton, Pa., Harold Andrus of East Smithfield, Pa., and JoAnne Andrus of Sayre, Pa.; her grandchildren, Resa Herr, Danny Andrus and Jonathan Andrus; her two great grandchildren, Kayla and Brayden Herr; her sister Betty (Wilson) Wolcott of Dundee, N.Y.; her brother, Richard Palizay of Naugatuck, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. 18810. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Gill, Pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Daily Review on 8/9/2007.

PALMER Alice
That death loves a shining mark was verified Sunday afternoon, the 26th, when the silent messenger entered the home of Mr. And Mrs. Alvin Palmer and claimed as a victim their eldest daughter, Alice, aged 14 years, 7 months and 3 days. The Sunday previous to her death she attended church and Sabbath school and Monday was with her classmates at school. She caught cold, which terminated in rheumatic inflammation of the bowels. The funeral was at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. I. B. Hyde of Smithfield. Robed in snowy white, resting in a beautiful white casket, Alice was laid to rest in the Smithfield cemetery by the side of her sister Cara, while father and mother and two little sisters are left to mourn her loss. A bright light has not only gone out of the home, but has cast a dark shadow over the school and Sabbath school where she was a member. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

MERLE R. PARK
 Merle R. Park, 64, of Milan RD 1, died February 17, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mr. Park was born in Sayre October 21, 1925, the son of Thomas and Myra West Clark. He was employed in the railroad industry and operated a coal delivery business.  He was an active member of the Bradford County Old Timers Association. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, at home; children, Mrs. Winifred Edwards of New Castle, DE, Richard M. Park of Gillett, PA, Mrs. Gary (Elaine) Goodwin of Mesa, AZ, Mark Kinner of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Letha Boughton of Orange City, FL; brother, Myron T. Park of Orange City, FL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on February 21 (2 pm) with the Rev. Nathan Blow and the Rev. Melvin Shultz officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance and East Smithfield Fire Department. (TGR, Thursday, February 22, 1990)

PARMENTER Bert Parmenter, 50, of Troy RD 3, died suddenly Sunday following a heart attack. Mr. Parmenter ws a Smithfield Township farmer and a member of the Wetona Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Florence Scouten Parmenter; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Chapman of Troy and Miss Jeannette, at home; two sons, Laverne of Ulster and LaRue at home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William Parmenter of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Harlan Harris of Milan; stepsons, Wayne Scouten of Milan and Burt Scouten of Ulster; sisters, Mrs. Riley Darrow of Athens and Mrs. Herman Hemenway of Grover; brothers, Wayne and William Parmenter of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home here where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate and interment will be at East Smithfield. Submitted by Pat Raymond

BURDETTE PASSMORE
 Burdette L. Passmore, 77, of East Smithfield, died June 12, 1990 at home. Born February 11, 1913 in Gillett, he was the son of John and Lucye Loomis Passmore. He was a graduate of Troy High School.  Mr. Passmore was engaged in farming for 30 years in Smithfield Township, was an assistant mail carrier, and was employed at the East Smithfield cheese plant and by Powers Manufacturing. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katherine Kingsley Passmore; son and daughter-in-law, Burdette Kingsley Passmore and Fayne Passmore, Gillett; daughter, Linda Myers of Milan RD 1; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Irene Passmore, Elmira; five nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held June 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. (TGR, Thursday, June 21, 1990)

PAUL –MARTHA A. WITTIG, 58, wife of Arthur (Red) Wittig of Monroeton RD 1 died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital, March 1, 1980.  She was born March 20, 1921 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of August and Caroline Steckle Paul.  Surviving besides her husband Arthur are sons, Charles of Monroeton RD 1 and Henry of Monroeton RD 1; daughters, Mrs. Alston (Genevieve) Tetter of Milan RD 1 and Mrs. Merle (Barbara) Eiffert of Troy; adopted son, Richard Douglas of New York State; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Henry Paul of New Hampshire, Frank Paul of Waverly, N.Y., Donald Paul of Sayre and Joseph Paul of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Helen Ida of Sugar Run, Mrs. Camille (Ann) Marquis of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Earl (Mayme) Robinson of Athens, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Evans of California and Mrs. Carlton (Frances) Morse of South Carolina and nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani of the E. Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield.  Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

PHELPS Augustus T- (Abt 1946) 70, of Athens, Formerly of East Smithfield, died Tuesday afternoon very suddenly. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul May of Milan; two grandsons. The body reposes at the Powers Funeral Home in Athens until Friday noon when it will be taken to the Federated Church in East Smithfield, where the funeral will be at 2:30. Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in East Smithfield.

PHELPS Miss Lulu Emma- (1946) 73, of East Smithfield, passes away at her home early Wednesday morning. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Daniel Mathers of Elberta, Canada, and Mrs. Minnie McDiarmid of California; several cousins. Funeral services will be held in the Federated Church in East Smithfield Saturday at 2 pm. Burial will be in East Smithfield. Rev. W I Andrews of Athens will officiate.

PIERCE – Walter Pierce - 95, died Friday (1929) at 1:45 am at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Coeyman at East Smithfield. He is survived by the daughter, a son, Stanley of East Smithfield and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday at 2:30 pm. and will be private. Rev. Mr. Davies will officiate. Burial will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery.

EUGENE ‘MAX’ POTTER, 71, East Smithfield, died March 6, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born May 20, 1928 in East Smithfield, he was the son of the late Ted and Lucina Rockwell Potter.  He was a graduate of the East Smithfield High, was a self-employed electrical contractor, until his retirement in 1990.  For many years he worked at various job sites in the area and also throughout the state.  Mr. Potter was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, the Troy F&AM Lodge No. 306 and the IBW Union Local No. 81, Scranton.  He was an avid historian and enjoyed genealogy.  His main interest in life was spending time with his family and many friends.  On April 10, 1950 he married the former Chris Forbes.  She preceded him in death following 45 years of marriage.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Linda Potter; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Kevin Fisk; four grandchildren, Rachel “Crissy2” and Adam “Brud” Potter, Christopher “Spike” and Jenny “Sque-Dink” Fisk; brother Robert Kennedy, all of East Smithfield; sister, Mary Williams, Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Reagan and an infant brother, Glenn.  A memorial service will be held March 11 at the E. Smithfield Methodist Church, with its pastor, Rev. Barbara Troxell officiating.  Following the service the family invites friends to join them for a luncheon and time of fellowship at the East Smithfield Fire Hall.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, c/o 21 Main Street, Towanda, PA in Mr. Potter’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, PA.  (Told buried in Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield)

POTTER –LUCILE POTTER REGAN, 65, of Tobyhanna, PA., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1991 at the Hazleton Geriatric Center.  Born in East Smithfield, she was the daughter of Lucena Potter and the late Theodore Potter.  She was a resident of Tobyhanna for many years.  She was a retired secretary having been employed at the Schenectady United States Depot and Tobyhanna Army Depot.  Lucile was a member of the Tobyhanna United Methodist Church.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughters; Kathleen Conway, Polk, Pa., Theresa Rhodes, White Haven, Pa., Suzanna Pope, Tobyhanna; two brothers, Robert Kennedy and Eugene Potter, both of East Smithfield; a sister, Mary Williams of Towanda; two granddaughters; an aunt, Eleanor Smith, West Burlington and several cousins.  Funeral services were held Oct 3, at the Joseph E. Lehman Funeral home, White Have, with a private interment at East Smithfield.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Union Cemetery)

POWERS –ANNA F. SMITH, 78, of E. Smithfield, Pa., die Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1986.  She was born April 2, 1907 in Ghent, Pa., daughter of C. Wilson Fuller and Emma Powers.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the E. Smithfield Federated Church.  She was employed by the E. Smithfield Farm Cheese Plant for 26 years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Irving M. Smith, in 1966.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and J. Laverne Kingsley of Milan RD 1; sister, Mrs. Minnie Dunham of Sayre; brother, Oscar Fuller of Towanda; grandchildren, Mrs. Tim (Nancy) Russell of Lowman RD 1, N.Y.; Merle Kingsley and Martin Kingsley, both of  Milan RD 1, Mrs. Tim (Norma) Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; six great-grandchildren.  (Part missing)  Buried Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield
 

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