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

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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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) 

AUSTIN TAYLOR EXPIRES OF FEVER
Austin Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Taylor, died last Saturday the second fever victim. He was a fine boy of 15. His parents have the sympathy of the whole community. The funeral was held on Monday, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Granville.TGR 1912

THOMAS –MRS. DELLA A. PORTER widow of Burton Porter, died at the family home in Canton, Pa., Friday (Sept. 25, 1925).  She is survived by a son, Frederick of Granville Summit, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Glen Stevens of Elmira; three grandsons, Herbert Porter of New York City, Maxwell Stevens of Syracuse, Raymond Stevens of Elmira.  A prayer service will be held at the family home, Sunday at 1:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Windfall at 2:30 p.m.  Burial in the Windfall Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925

THOMPSON - Local News) David Thompson, a civil war veteran who made his home with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. May Bruce, in Canton street, died Feb. 4th, aged 83 years. He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., but came to Troy from his farm in Granville. The funeral and interment were at Windfall. He was a college man, and a lifelong student. TGR 1922

Evening Times Robert P. TOWNER,  79, of Rome, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born April 16, 1923 in Canton, Pa, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ethel Pardoe Towner. Robert was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1942 and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  On May 13, 1947 he married the former Marlea Etna Featherbay. In early years, Robert was employed by ANSCO Corp. in Binghamton, NY and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company. He later purchased his Aunt Maude Warren's farm at Windfall, which he operated for many years. Robert was later employed by the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, by Remington Rand Corp, in Elmira, NY for 12 years, and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company for 28 years until his retirement Mr. Towner was a member of American Legion Post No. 945, Wormleysville, Pa. and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Surviving are: his wife of 55 years, Marlea Etna Towner; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Charles Hutchinson of Newark Valley, NY; two grandsons, Robert H., Hutchinson of Newark Valley, NY, and Brian M, Hutchinson of Newark Valley, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rita Towner of Enola, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Boyles of Williamsport, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Mr. Towner's memory.

ROBERT P. TOWNER, 79, OF Rome, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born April 16, 1923 in Canton, Pa., he was a son of the late Thomas and Ethel Pardoe Towner.  Robert was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1942 and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  On May 13, 1947 he married the former Marlea Etna Featherbay.  In early years, Robert was employed by ANSCO Corp. in Binghamton, NY and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company.  He later purchased his Aunt Maude Warren’s farm at Windfall which he operated for many years.  Robert was later employed by the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, by Remington Rand Corp. in Elmira, N.Y. for 12 years, and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company for 28 years until his retirement.  Mr. Towner was a member of American Legion Post No. 945, Wormleysville, Pa. and was a member of the National Riffle Association.  Surviving are, his wife of 55 years, Marlea Etna Towner, his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Charles Hutchinson of Newark Valley, NY; two grandsons, Robert H. Hutchinson of Newark Valley, N.Y., and Brian M. Hutchinson of Newark Valley, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rita Towner of Enola, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Boyles of Williamsport, Pa.; and several nieces and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall cemetery, Granville Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 60 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Towner’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS A. TOWNER, 90, of 11 Tioga St., Canton, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1985 in the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born Jan. 1, 2895 in Kent, England.  He came to the Canton area, where he made his home, in 1913.  He was employed by the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton for 20 years and also the Canton Borough Authority on a part-time basis.  He was a member of the former Episcopal Church and later attended the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, in Canton.  He was a charter member of the Canton V.F.W. Post 714 and the I.O.O.F., Canton Lodge No. 321.  He was a army veteran of World War I, serving with the 79th division, 316th infantry in France.  Surviving is his wife, the former Ethel Pardoe.  They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 23; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Rita of Enola, Pa, and Robert and Marlea of Vestal, NY; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Military honors will be accorded by the Canton VFW Post 714.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mr. Towner’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

EDWARD H. TRENT, 73 of Troy RD 3 died Sunday May 2, 1982 at Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born Jan. 19, 1909 in Fenwick, W.Va., the son of Thomas and Rosa Adkinson Trent.  He was a retired automobile mechanic.  He is survived by a son, Edward Harold Trent, Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Mrs. Eloise Aryton of Canton and Mrs. Bob (Hallie) McWilliams of Canton RD 2; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Benjamin Husted officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral home of Troy, Pa.

CARL G. TRIPP, 89, Lakeland, FL formerly of Canton, died August 4, 1997, at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center.  Born March 6, 1908 in Elmira, NY, he was a son of the late Burton and Emma Schempf Tripp.  At the age of five he moved to Canton and later graduated from Canton High School, class of 1926.  Mr. Tripp moved to Sebring, FL and on February 14, 1931, he married the former Leora Dreste in Bartlow, FL.  Together the couple shared 66 years of loving marriage.  In earlier years he served as a bookkeeper for a citrus packing firm’s business office manager at the Waverly Grocer’s Plant in Waverly, FL.  In 1948, he became a partner in the Bunting, Comer, Tripp and Ingley accounting firm located in Lake Wales, FL.  He moved to Lakeland where he established and ran the firm’s branch office until his retirement.  Mr. Tripp was one of the first licensed certified public accountants in the state of Florida.  Surviving are his wife, Leora, Lakeland, FL; daughter, Barbara T. Kahn, Baton Rouge, LA; four grandchildren, David P. Kahn, Peggy K. Vicari, and Carl F. Kahn, all of Baton Rouge, LA and Mary Kathryn Kahn, Roanoke, VA; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Bettye T. Burton, Sebring, FL; and three nieces.  He was predeceased by a brother, William Tripp and a sister, Leona Dorton.  The funeral service was held August 11 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Nancy Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Pallbearers were: Rich and Mitchell Hertel, Thomas E., Mike and Walker Davison, and Robert Oeler.  Interment was held in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  The family suggests memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Tripp’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CLARENCE R. TWIST, 73 of the Lower Mountain Road, Canton died Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Twist was born May 12, 1904 in Roaring Branch the son of William and Lula Buzzard Twist.  He was a member of the Ward Methodist church, the Canton Senior Citizens Association and he was a retired employee of the Swayze Folding Box Company where he had worked for 41 years.  Mr. Twist is survived by his wife, the former Grace Rice; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Chilson of LeRoy and Mrs. Lewis (Doris) Packard of Granville Summit; three sisters, Mrs. Philip Treat of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. Leland Porter of Elmira and Mrs. William Long of Bodines, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Twist of Ralston and William Twist of Roaring Branch; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.  The Rev. Jasper Smith and the Rev. Larry Thoren will officiate.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.

 

TWIST Doris “Doad” Packard

81, of Canton, PA died peacefully while surrounded by family at her daughter’s home on Friday morning, March 25, 2011.  Doris Jean Twist, “Doad” to family and friends, was born on January 15, 1930 in Canton.  She was a daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Rice) Twist.  Shortly after graduating in 1947 from Canton High School, Doad married Lewis J. “Lewie” Packard on August 31, 1947 in Canton.  The Packard’s were blessed with over 63 years together and raised five children.  Most important in her life was her love for family and home.  Doad was a great help on the family’s farm near Cowley and in earlier years, also worked for several area businesses.  She was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church.  Doad enjoyed doing many things in life.  She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren during their school activities and spending time with her family and many dear friends.  Doad was a talented seamstress.  Surviving is her devoted husband Lewie, four children; Linda (Paul) Machmer of Canton, Beverly (Max) Mott of Perkasie, PA, Nancy (Greg) Inman of Roaring Branch and Vicki (Brian) Douvier of Canton,          13 grandchildren; Jackie Machmer (Paul Wesneski), Shawn (Heather) Machmer, Matthew (Cindy) Machmer, Lori (Jim) Smith, Tami (Bob) Shoemaker, Bryan (Pamela) Mott, Becky Dimmick, Charles (Adrienne) Mott, Scott (Paula) Inman, Mark (Lisa) Inman, Lucas (Stephanie) Douvier, Stephanie (Jacob) Woleslagle and Brett Packard, 30 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, a brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Robert and Mary Lou Packard of Granville Summit, Rhea Kittner of Elmira, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her son, Gary L. Packard on December 29, 1992, twin grandsons; Brett and Brent Machmer in 1971, a great-grandson, Nathaniel B. Inman in 2010, her sister and a brother-in-law, Janet and Bob Chilson, sisters-in-law, Grace Fulmer, Anna Haflett, Helen Brown and a brother-in-law;  Don Packard.  Friends may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 27th and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the family’s close friend, Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.    Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Packard’s name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154 Towanda, Pa. 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – March 26, 2011

 

VANFLEET - The remains were brought to Granville yesterday for interment of Mrs. Laura VanFleet Phillips who expired on Sunday at the family home in East Elmira. Deceased was a member of the First Baptist church of Elmira and highly esteemed. Her husband survives and three sons. TGR 1922

VanHORN- Mrs. Alice [F. Wesley] Hanscom -66, of East Troy, Pa died Tuesday at 7:50 pm. She is survived by four daughters-Mrs. Mildred Blanchard of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Florence Braund, Miss Esther Hanscom of Troy, Pa, Mrs. Louise Rathbun of East Troy; a sister, Mrs. Ella Harris of Granville Center. The funeral will be held at the family home, Saturday at 3 pm. The Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate. Burial in Windfall Cemetery.

VANHORN - The death of Bessie, wife of Robert Haflett occurred at her home Sunday night after an illness of a little over a week. Born Sept. 17, 1885, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar VanHorn, she leaves one brother, Stanley of Wyalusing and one sister, Mrs. Henry Saxton. Also one daughter, Laura, and one son George to suffer the loss of a loving, self sacrificing mother. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Travis officiating.   TGR 1922

EDGAR D. VANHORN died Thursday afternoon (Dec. 8, 1910) at 2 o’clock at his home in Granville Township, aged 62 years.  His wife survives, one son, Stanley, of Victor, Canada; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Saxton, Mrs. Ida Pepper and Mrs. Bessie Haflett; a brother, Sidney VanHorn in Oregon and two sisters, Mrs. L. O. Harris and Mrs. Wesley Hanscom.  The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2, the Rev. H. B. Allen, Troy officiating.  (Buried Windfall Cemetery)

VanHORN  - L.C. VanHorn an old an respected citizen died last week.  Funeral services were held Thursday Rev. H.B. Allen officiated.

VanHORN - Luther VanHorn of Granville Summit who died last week was the last of four brothers who moved to this county from Delaware County, N.Y. many years ago. TGR Jan 1903

VanNOY - BERNETTA WEISBROD
Bernetta J. Weisbrod, 63, a life-long resident of Troy, PA died Friday, September 21, 1990 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira after an extended illness. Born April 8, 1927 in Troy, she was a daughter of Charles and Edna Jennings VanNoy. She was a lifetime member of the Troy VFW Auxiliary and was a cook at the Troy Vets Club for many years. Mrs. Weisbrod is survived by daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Karen) Troy of Elmira, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Wesneski Jr. of Canton and Mrs. Timothy (Lisa) Sherwood of Elmira Heights; sons, Greg, Jeff, Marty and Eric Weisbrod, all of Troy; eight grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Billingsley of Troy; several nieces and nephews; many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd J. Weisbrod in 1972. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorial services were held at the funeral home by the Troy VFW Auxiliary. (TGR, Thursday, September 27, 1990)

VANNOY –BERNETTA J. WEISBROD, 63, a life-long resident of Troy, died Friday, Sept. 21, 1990, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira after an extended illness.  Born April 8, 1927, in Troy, she was a daughter of Charles and Edna Jennings VanNoy.  She was a lifetime member of the Troy VFW and was a cook at the Troy Vets Club for many years.  Mrs. Weisbrod is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Karen) Troy of Elmira, Mrs. Daniel (Karen) Troy of Elmira, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Wesneski Jr. of Canton and Mrs. Timothy (Lisa) Sherwood of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; four sons, Greg, Jeff, Marty and Erick Weisbrod, all of Troy; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Billingsley of Troy, several nieces and nephews; and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd J. Weisbrod, in 1972.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 3-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.  The Troy VFW Auxiliary will hold a memorial service for their late sister, Bernetta Weisbrod, Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

VANNOY
Byron L. 59, of Covington, PA, died January 24, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born May 12, 1947 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy. Byron was an Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart from the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Mansfield VFW Post #6757, the Arnot Sportsmans Club, a past President of the Mansfield Lions Club, and a former member of the Canton Moose. In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, PA, Byron is survived by his friend and companion, Joann Wemesfelder of Covington; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Tina VanNoy of Windsor, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jeffrey Farrell of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, Hunter and Martina VanNoy, R.J. and Jolyn Farrell; two sisters, Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Byron was predeceased by his father, and a brother, William. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 1-2 p.m. Funeral Services will follow there Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Revs. Richard Berg and Albert Leonard officiating. Burial in Windfall Cemetery, Alba, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Byron's memory may be made to Goodies For Our Troops, PO Box 383, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  [TOTALLY confused about Windfall Cemetery with Alba address - very strange, indeed. We will assume Windfall Cemetery in Granville - JMT]

Raymond M. VANNOY, 78, of Mansfield,PA died July 26, 1995 at home.  Raymond was born November 25, 1916 in Alba, PA, the son of Earl and Ora Howland VanNoy.  He retired after 30 years as owner of VanNoy Furniture in Mansfield.  He served in the Army during WWII as a driver for General Mark Clark.  He was in many Masonic bodies and served for over 30 years on the Mansfield Municipal Authority, many as chairman.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Henrietta Bohlayer; sons, William of Mansfield, PA and Byron of Covington, PA; daughters, Linda of Hornell, NY and Judy of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Private funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Bradford County.  Memorial contributions in Raymond’s memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Mansfield, PA or North Penn Hospice, 520 Ruah St. Blossburg, PA.   “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 3, 1995

Van ROY - Louis Van Roy, 77, formerly of Windfall, PA, died on Monday, September 17, 2007, at his home in St. Petersburg, FL. Louis W. Van Roy was born on September 24, 1929, in rural Delaware Township, NY, near Sergeantsville. He resided in Hunterdon County, NJ, until moving to Bradford County, PA, in 1970. In 1980, he moved to St. Petersburg, FL. Mr. Van Roy was a 1948 graduate of Flemington High School and served in the US Army as a signal corps photographer. He was married 39 years to the late Helen [Radomski] Van Roy. As a youth, Mr. Van Roy worked for such newspapers as the Hunterdon County Democrat, The Whitehouse Review, and the former Hunterdon County Republican. He then was employed by Somerset Press in Somerville, NJ, where he worked his way through the ranks to become their composing room superintendent, in charge of 35 employees and seven line casting machines, He later worked as a quality control foreman with Merganthaler Lineatype Corp in Wellsboro, PA. After moving to Florida, Lou was employed in the hardware business. A person of many interests, Mr. Van Roy completed courses in photography, engineering, business law, blueprint reading, junior and senior management, time study and production, foremanship and aeronautics. While in Hunterdon County, he was a leader of a 4-H dairy club and photography club. He worked closely with the former Flemington Fair Association as the 4-H booth chairman. Lou also served with the group opposing the Cushentuck power grid and was active in Readington Township’s politics. Lou was an amateur radio operator and made friends worldwide. He enjoyed traveling and had toured 48 states at the time of his death, again meeting many new and interesting people. He amassed a wonderful collection of photographs from his travels. Mr. Van Roy was a charter member of the New Jersey Press Photographers and a member of the American Quality Control Assoc., the AARL and the MARS Radio Service. Surviving are his two children, Eugene L. Van Roy of Murfreesboro, NC, and Lona Rae Hawthorne of Mifflintown, PA; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and his best friend, Nancy Horn of St. Petersburg, FL. Mr. Van Roy was predeceased by his wife, Helen, in 1987. Calling hours were 6-8 p.m. Friday and 11:30-12:30 Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The Canton Moose Lodge 429 held services at 6:15 p.m and a vigil service, led by Deacon Bill Graham, was at 7:45 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial, with celebrant Rev. John Chmil, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Canton’s St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., with transferal prayers at 12:30. Interment followed in Windfall Cemetery. - Troy Gazette-Register, 27 Sept 2007

VERMILYA Frank "Ed"
Age 79, of Canton, PA died September 28, 2008. Surviving are his wife, Mary; four daughters and several grandchildren. Friends may call 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, and 10 - 11 a.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Western Alliance Ambulance, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA 16947; or Canton Church of Christ Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 57, Canton, PA 17724.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/1/2008

LYLE VERMILYA.  On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, Lyle Vernon Vermilya of Canton died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital.  He was 75 years of age.  Born Feb. 6, 1930, in Canton Township, Bradford County, he was one of five children in the family of Floyd and Leone (June) Vermilya.  He was a graduate of Canton High School and had served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Later Mr. Vermilya was employed as a machinist with Harding Inc. in Elmira, N.Y., retiring in 1992.  On Nov. 19, 1950, Lyle was united in marriage to Virginia Ayres.  Together they raised five sons and shared almost 55 years.  Mr. Vermilya was always known as being an outgoing, friendly man who enjoyed spontaneous visits with family and friends.  He was a member of the American Legion Post in Troy and the Canton Classic Bowling League, a member and former officer in the Canton Little League, a former member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, and manager of a two-time state champion men’s softball team.  Lyle enjoyed playing euchre and taking long walks on a brisk day.  He was an avid fan of local sporting events, especially those which involved his children and grandchildren.  He was a diehard supporter of both the Canton Warriors and New York Giants, as well as being an avid fan of John Wayne.  He had a keen sense of humor and displayed a knack for bestowing comical nicknames on members of his family.  Lyle was a man who knew his Lord and was a longtime member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  He was a man with a genuine love and concern for his family, taking pride in all of their achievements.  Ultimately, it was his beloved family who stood at his side when the Lord called him home.  Mr. Vermilya is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Virginia, at home; sons Lyle Gene (and Terry) Vermilya of Sylvania; Dennis Vermilya of Canton RR 1; Roger Vermilya and Donna Rogers of Roaring Branch, Russell (and Sheryl) Vermilya of Granville Summit and Daryl Vermilya of Canton; brother-in-law, Robert Wheeler of Elmira; sister-in-law, Marlene Vermilya of Canton RR 1; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his special walking buddy, Lewis Packard; and his beloved canine pet, Woolfie.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Clarice Corey; his brother Glenford Vermilya; and his sister Joyce Wheeler.  Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be conducted at 11 a.m. precisely on Saturday at the Canton Mennonite Church, Union and North Center Streets, Canton, with the Rev. Doug Graybill and the Rev. James House officiating.  There will be no visitation time at the church prior to the service.   Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton Area Sports Program, c/o Teresa Allen, Canton Area High School, 139 E. Main St., Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WALBURN - Evelyn E. Shedden, 83 On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, Troy resident Evelyn Elizabeth (Walburn) Shedden died at Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. She was 83 years of age. Born March 30, 1920, in the Northumberland County community of Pottsgrove, Pa., she was the daughter of Thomas and Nettie (Jackson) Walburn. As a young woman, she caught they eye of a gentleman named Harold M. Shedden, whose brother was Evelyn's next-door neighbor. One day when Harold came to visit his brother, he mustered the courage to ask Evelyn out. On Oct. 4, 1935, they were wed, and together they shared 42 years and raised a son and three daughters. In addition to raising a family Evelyn worked for 30 years outside of the home. For 10 years she was employed as an assembler with the former Belmar Co. in Canton. Later, she served as purchasing clerk and nurse's aide for 20 years at the Bradford County Manor, retiring in 1982.  She was a woman who appreciated the simple pleasures of life: bingo, card games, reading, camping, rummage sales and the TV soap operas. She had also been a member of the Windfall Grange for a number of years and came to know the Lord while attending the Windfall United Methodist Church. Most of all, she was devoted to her ever-growing family, and a visit with them could light up her eyes and put a smile on her face. Evelyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold J. "Sonny" (and Rowena) Shedden of Canton RR 1; daughters, Beverly Hamm of Troy, Barbara Joyce (and Charles) Wright of Tunkhannock and Mary Ann Carney of Hoosic Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Florence Murray of Watsontown; a sister-in-law, Beulah Walburn of Pine Valley, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and brother, Arthur "Tom" Walburn. Funeral and committal services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor Tim Morrison officiating. The viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m.  A private interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

WARNER Wendi Tedesco
of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died
on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, from injuries received in a horse riding accident. She was 36 years old. Lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all whose life she touched, Wendi Kay Warner Tedesco was born on Sept. 16, 1974 in Troy, Pa. She was the daughter of Gary and Lenora (Haflett) Warner of Troy. Wendi was a 1993 graduate of Troy High School and continued her schooling in Child Care Development. She possessed a special bond with children and her calling was to take care of them. In addition to owning and operating a day care from her home for several years, Wendi was employed at Troy's Pre-K and Head Start Programs. Her door was always open to children, friends and nephews, all whom she loved very much. Most recently, she had decided to re-open a day care in her home again. On October 22, 2005, Wendi and Dominick "Nick" Tedesco were married at Towanda's Country Club. This commitment to each other began a family of eight children. Wendi's children were the joy of her life and she supported them in all their activities. She was a huge fan of THS sports, especially wrestling. She helped raise pigs with the 4-H and camped out at the barns during the Troy Fair. She loved her newfound hobby of horse back riding and helped Nick and daughter-in-law, Kayla care for their horses and the rescued horses they took in. Times shared with family and friends were always important to Wendi. She also enjoyed working in her flower gardens.  In addition to her parents, surviving is her husband, Nick; four children, Kayla, Kendall, Karissa and Gavin Shedden; four stepchildren, Zach and (Kayla), Dominick, Josh and Alexis Tedesco; her first grandchild, Sophie Noel Tedesco, who was a treasure in her life; grandmother, Judy Warner; a brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Nicki Schrader; nephews, Alex, Zachary and Brandon; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sonny and Eilene Tedesco; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.  Wendi was predeceased by grandparents, George and Anna Haflett and Allen Warner. Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Fellowship Bible Church, Mud Creed Road and Route 14 south of Troy. The funeral service to honor her life will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor James Shay officiating. Burial will be held in Windfall Cemetery. Her family will provide flowers and would appreciate those who wish to consider a donation to benefit her family c/o Lenora Warner, 2714 Orchard Hill Rd., Troy, PA 16947 or to The Fellowship Bible Church at 121 Mud Creek Rd. Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. . Towanda Daily Review - November 15, 2010

Josiah WARREN
Josiah Warren, whose recent death occurred in Canton at the age of 96 years, was born May 10, 1808, in Lycoming County, what is now known as Sullivan county. His father died when he was only 5 years old, leaving his mother with a large family of small children. His parents came from England when they had only two children, burying one in the ocean, and the other in Philadelphia. They came to Sullivan county in 1790, where their oldest son Joe, was born, he being the first white child to be born in that county. He was married to Sarah Gildwell on the 8th of January 1838. To them were born eleven children, three of whom died in infancy. They went to Ohio in a wagon in the fall of 1834, when their son Chas. was only six weeks old, only staying one year, when they came back in the wilderness of Canton township, where they went to clearing land to make themselves a home. Funeral services were held at Alba. Rev. R. F. Delmont officiating. Interment at Windfall. TGR1904

WARREN Martha  - Mrs. Martha Pardoe [husband Ira J. Pardoe], 86, died at her home in Canton, Sunday morning. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maude Warren of Windfall and Mrs. Thomas Towner of Tioga street; two grandsons and one great granddaughter. Mrs. Pardoe was  a native of Sullivan County and spent the greater part of her life near Forksville. The family moved to Canton about 30 years ago and she has made her home here since that time. Funeral services were held at the family home on Tioga street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The Rev. L.R. Doak officiated and burial was in the Windfall cemetery. - Rice scrapbook, hand written on obit 1949  Martha S. (Warren) Pardoe. Martha's husband was Ira J. Pardoe (1867-1938).  I wanted to mention Martha's parents:  William B. Warren (1829-1911) and Jerusha Hunsinger (1837-1918)  Her siblings:  Anna Clarissa Warren (1861-1934) m. John Wesley Brown (1859-1935), Helen R. Warren (1867-1946) m. George B. Fenstermaker (b. ? - d. 1934), Henry Ward Warren (1877-1946) m. Martha L. Barnes (1878-1963)

WATTS –MRS. DELIGHT WATTS DRESTE, 89 a guest for two months at the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Alba died Tuesday May 17, 1988 at the manor.  She was born Dec. 16, 1898 at East Canton the daughter of Clarence and Leona Brown Watts.  Before her marriage to the late Paul S. Dreste, who predeceased her in 1934, she was formerly a teacher in one-room school houses in the Windfall area.  Following her marriage, she lived on the Dreste farm for many years where she and her husband were engaged in farming.  In later years she moved to Alba where she resided for several years.  She was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Bradford Chapter.  Mrs. Dreste was also a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and was an adherent to the Alba Christian Church of Christ.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wilmer (Frances) Kobbe of Troy and Mrs. Mario (Freda) Salomone of Philadelphia; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Norma Dreste of Fairport, N.Y. and Robert and Ruth Dreste of Farmington, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  Also surviving are a host of friends.  She was also predeceased by a son, Herman who died in Italy in 1944 while serving with the Army during World War II; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Baldwin in 1985 and a half-brother, Harry Watts in 1983.  The funeral and committal services will be held Thursday May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Ronald Kelly Jr., pastor of the Faith Christian Church, Saco, Maine officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Alba Church of Christ in Mrs. Dreste’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WEBB –MRS. CORA L. LOOMIS, 81, of Canton RD 2, Wednesday, April 11, 1962.  She was affiliated with Windfall Methodist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ernest Coons of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Harold Carnegie of Horseheads; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Body at Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Calling hours; Friday 3:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday until service.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ralph Knight.  Burial Windfall Cemetery.

WEBB - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Maher
72, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ernest Coons, at Minnequa Springs near Canton at 3:15 PM Sunday Nov 23, 1941. She leaves her husband, Richard Maher of Troy; a sister, Mrs. Cora Loomis of Canton; a brother Charles Webb of Canton. The body is in the home of Mrs. Coons where the funeral will be held. at 2 pm Tuesday. The Rev. O D Young of the Disciples Church will officiate. Burial will be in Windfall cemetery.

WEBSTER - ENGLISH,  FLORENCE W.,  Florence W. English, 71, of canton, died March 3, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born June 26, 1915 in Granville Township, she was the daughter of Howard J. and Almina M. Spaulding Webster.  She was employed for several years by the Swayze Folding Box Company, Canton.  She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. LaVerne (Barbara) Williams of Towanda RD 4; grandson, David Williams of the U S Navy, Durham, NH; granddaughter, Terry Green of Towanda RD4; four great-grandchildren; two brothers.  Funeral and committal services were held March 6 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Michael West of the Canton First Baptist Church and the Rev. Jasper Smith, a retired Methodist minister, officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be forwarded to the Canton Ambulance Association in her memory.  (TGR March 12, 1987)

WEBSTER –FLORENCE W. ENGLISH, 71, of 11 Little St., Canton, died Tuesday, March 3, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born on June 26, 1915, at Granville Township, she was the daughter of Howard J. and Almina M. Spaulding Webster.  She was employed for several years by the Swayze Folding Box Company, Canton.  She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church, and attended the First Baptist Church.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. LaVerne (Barbara) Williams of Towanda RD 4; grandson, David Williams of the U.S. Navy, Durham, N.H.; granddaughter, Terry Green of Towanda RD 4; four great-grandchildren, Eric Green, Raymond Green, Vicki Green all of Towanda RD 4, Jeremy Searls of Durham, N.H. ; two brothers, Ronald Webster of  Muncy and Howard Webster of Tonawanda, N.Y.  Funeral and committal services will be Friday, March 6, at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Michael West, of the Canton First Baptist Church and the Rev. Jasper Smith, a retired Methodist Minister officiating.  Interment in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond K. English Sr., on May 14, 1986; two sons, Howard B. in 1935 and Raymond K. Jr. in 1960.  Also preceding her in death, a sister, Marleah Foust in 1970.  Memorials may be forwarded to the Canton Ambulance Association in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WEBSTER - On the morning of Thursday, January 8, 2009, Ronald M. Webster, 91, of Muncy and formerly of Canton, diedquietly at The Gateway Hospice in Williamsport. Born January 4, 1918 in Canton, he was the son of Howard and Almina (Spaulding) Webster. On March 18, 1938, he married Marion A. Harris. Together they raised two daughters and shared 70 years until her passing on October 20, 2008. The Websters owned and operated a farm in the Canton area until 1948 when they relocated to the Muncy area. Mr. Webster was employed at Modecraft until 1975. After that, he was employed by the Muncy School District, retiring in 1982. He was an active member of the I.O.O.F. for 70 years, most recently affiliated with Brady Lodge #116 in Hughesville. He had achieved the honor of being Past District Deputy Grand Master. Mr. Webster was an avid bowler and a lover of sports in general. He loved spending time with his family and traveling when he was able. He is survived by daughters Mary K. (Charles) Yarison of Pelzer, SC and Marjorie J. (Arthur) Danley of Muncy, with whom he resided. Also surviving are his brother Howard E. Webster of Tonawanda, NY, grandchildren Melvin R. Sherwood, Rockview, FL, Kathleen M. McGlocklin of Grey Court, SC, Michelle Caputo of Williamsport, Charles Danley of Peyton, CO, Stephanie Denis of Hamburg, PA, and great-grandchildren Matthew Sherwood, Bryan McGlocklin, Joshua Caputo, Alicia Caputo, Jennifer Denis and James Denis. Preceded in death by his wife, Marion, sister Florence English and Marieah Foust, grandson Ronald E. Sherwood and great-grandson Ryan Sherwood. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 12 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be directed to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009

WETHERBEE - JANICE M. MERRITT
 Janice M. Merritt, 70, of the Broad Acres Nursing Home and formerly of Granville Summit, died Thursday, December 19, 1991 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 10, 1921 in Alba, daughter of John and Mabel Ayres Wetherbee. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Alba where she was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a graduate of Arnot-Ogden Hospital School of Nursing and was an RN employed at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital and the Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by a son, Rick M. Merritt of Horseheads, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Bradley Chamberlain of Troy RR 2 and Sheree and Doug Ripley of Troy; eight grandchildren; brother, Max Wetherbee of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law, Shirley Wetherbee of Mariette, GA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles (Mike) Merritt, in 1978. Funeral services were held December 22 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. David B.Morris officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church of Alba or the Alzheimer's Association, National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)

WESNESKI Karen L. KARGE, 47, of troy, PA died July 26, 2000 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born November 20, 1952 in Blossburg, Pa, she was a daughter of Esther “Joyce” Rader Sullivan and the late Robert L. Wesneski Sr.  “Curly” as she was known by her family and friends, was a graduate of Canton Area High school Class of 1971.  She received an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Penn College of Technology in Williamsport in 1991.  She operated the Kozy Kitchen Restaurant in Troy.  She was a member of Canton VFW Auxiliary Post 713.  In addition to her mother, Joyce of Canton, she is survived by children, Terry A. and David R. Baker of Lousiville, KY and Tammy L. Karge-Murray of Bentley Creek; three grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Sharon Robert of Gillett, PA, Vicki Reed of Hampton, VA, Sandy Bryington of Elmira, NY, Sherri Husted of canton, PA, Eugene Wesneski of Grover, PA, Wesley “Tink” Wesneski of Harrisburg, PA and James Bryington of Canton, PA; a special friend, Beverly Jean Hamm of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Karen was preceded in death by her father Robert, in 1990; an infant sister, baby girl Bryington in 1959; and an aunt, Hazel Morgan.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton on July 29 with the very Rev. Father Bert Kozen officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Ms. Karge’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 3, 2000

WESNESKI –KAREN L. KARGE, 47 of Troy died Wednesday evening, July 26, 2000 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born Nov. 20, 1952 in Blossburg, she was a daughter of Esther “Joyce” Rader Sullivan and the late Robert L. Wesneski Sr.  “Curly.” As she was known by her family and friends, was a graduate of Canton Area high School class of 1971.  She later attended Penn State College of Technology in Williamsport and in 1991 graduated with an associate’s degree in culinary arts.  Fulfilling a life-long dream, Ms. Karge operated the Kozy Kitchen Restaurant in Troy.  She was a member of the Canton Women of the Moose Lodge No. 981 and the Canton VFW Auxiliary Post 714.  Curly’s main interests in life were her family, home and spending time with her three grandchildren.  She was talented at decorating cakes and enjoyed crocheting, cooking and collecting porcelain roses.  In addition to her mother, Joyce of Canton, she is survived by; two daughters and a son-in-law, Terry A. and David R. Baker of Louisville, Ky. And Tammy L. Karge-Murray of Bentley Creek; three grandchildren, Heather N. Baker and Tyler M. Baker, both of Louisville and Trey A. Murray of Bentley Creek; four sisters and four brothers, Sharon Robert of Gillett, Vicki Reed of Hampton, Va., Sandy Bryington of Elmira, N.Y., Sherri Husted of Canton, Eugene Wesneski of Grover, Wesley “Tink” Wesneski of Canton, Rick Wesneski of Harrisburg, Pa. and James Bryington of Canton; a special friend, Beverly Jean Hamm of Troy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Karen was preceded in death by her father, Robert in 1990, an infant sister, Baby Girl Bryington in 1959; her maternal grandparents, Edwin Kilborn in 1973 and Pearl Kilborn in 1986 and an aunt, Hazel Morgan.  In keeping with Ms. Karge’s wishes there will be no calling hours.  Transferal prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton with its pastor, the very Rev. Father Bert Kozen officiating.  Interment will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Ted Reed, Bob Jones, Howard Hamm, David Baker and Burton and Tom Robert.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Ms. Karge’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WHEAT –RUTH W. MERRITT (Aunt Ruth), 85, of Gillett RD 3, Pa., formerly of Troy and Granville Summit, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1988 at the Rinebold Home.  She was born Sept. 4, 1903 in Canton, Pa., the daughter of Theodore and Marion Williams Wheat.  She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton, Pa., the Canton Eastern Star Chapter No. 71, Troy Senior Citizens and the Gillett Bereanns Class.  Mrs. Merritt is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Neil Teribury of Gillett, Pa.; grandchildren, Vicki Teribury, Kim Teribury and Vincent Teribury, all at home; special niece and nephew, Doris Callen Judson of New Orleans, La., and Don Callen of Mich.; sister-in-law, Lillian Wheat of Ithaca; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Merritt, in 1968 and son, James Vincent Merritt in 1944.  She was also predeceased by Louise Wheat, Edna Wheat, Fred Wheat and Frank Wheat.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Vickery funeral Home with the Rev. David B. Morris, the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association.  P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

Scott Willard WHEELER, 74, a lifelong Cantonian, died July 12, 2000 at his residence after a brave battle with a debilitating illness.  Scott was born November 26, 1925 at the foot of Teaberry Hill, canton, PA, the son of Frederick Stephen and Frances (Miller) Wheeler.  He graduated from Canton High School and served in the US Navy.  He worked on the railroad and for the former All Star Dairy before being employed by Masonite in Towanda, retiring in 1987.  He attended the First Baptist Church of Canton and was a member of Canton VFW Post 714, the American Legion Post No. 167 of Morris Run and No. 303 of Canton.  He was past governor of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose, receiving a 50-year award recently.  Scott is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Berquist Miller, at home; sons, Scott Allen (Chris Ann) Wheeler of Wysox, Steven Eric (Penny) Wheeler of Leroy and Michael Robert Wheeler of Canton; daughter, Jacolyn (John) Adair of Covington, GA; brothers, Frederick (Barbara) Wheeler and Robert (Joyce) Wheeler, all of Elmira, NY; Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy; sister-in-law, Jane Wheeler of Canton; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold and sister, Mary.  Funeral services were held July 15 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Contributions to Scott’s memory may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center Street, Canton, PA 17724.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 20, 2000

SCOTT WILLARD WHEELER, 74, a lifelong Cantonian, died July 12, 2000 at his residence after a brave battle with a debilitating illness.  Scott was born November 26, 1925 at the foot of Teaberry Hill, canton, PA, the son of Frederick Stephen and Frances (Miller) Wheeler.  His father was the Canton stationmaster for the Pennsylvania Railroad and young Scott enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s office, watching the trains come and go.  After graduating from Canton High School with the class of 1943, Scott served our country by enlisting in the Navy.  Having completed his basic training at Great Lakes, Ill., Scot was assigned to the submarine USS Sterlet.  It was upon this vessel he participated in some of the most horrendous action in the Pacific and Asiatic theaters.  The bonds of friendship made with his comrades in arms remained steadfast through the ensuing years.  After the war Scott returned home to Canto and was employed for a while with the railroad, working as a switchman at the interlocking tower above Columbia Cross Roads.  Later he delivered milk door to door in Canton for the former All Star Dairy.  Eventually Scott was employed by Masonite in Towanda, where he remained until his retirement in 1987.  Scott courted a local girl named Mary Lou Berquist and they were wed April 26, 1952.  Together they raised three sons and a daughter.  Scott came to know the Lord as a child attending the First Baptist Church of Canton.  He was a member of Canton VFW Post 714 and American Legion Post No. 167 of Morris Run and No. 303 of Canton.  He was also past governor of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose and had received his 50-year membership plaque this past spring.  Scott was a well-rounded athlete in his youth, excelling in football, basketball and boxing.  He was an avid hunter and an expert fly fisherman.  He was also known as being one of Canton’s best euchre players.  Scott is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Wheeler at home; sons, Scott Allen (Chris Ann) Wheeler of Wysox, Steven Eric (Penny) Wheeler of Leroy and Michael Robert Wheeler of Canton; daughter, Jacolyn (John) Adair of Covington, GA; brothers, Frederick (Barbara) Wheeler and Robert (Joyce) Wheeler, all of Elmira, NY; sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy; sister-in-law, Jane Wheeler of Canton; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold and sister, Mary.  Calling hours will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 14 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment will follow in the Windfall Cemetery.  Contributions to Scott’s memory may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center Street, Canton, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILBUR - LOIS F. KITTLE
 Lois F. Kittle, 79, of Bradford County Manor, formerly of RD 3, Columbia Cross Roads, died March 5, 1990 at the Manor. She was born October 26, 1919 in Springfield Township, the daughter of Harry and Verna Freelove Wilbur.  She was a member of the Austinville Union Church. She is survived by sons, Duane Kittle of RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, Willis (Bill) Kittle of RD 2, Mansfield, Don Kittle of RD 3, Col. Cross Roads, Leland (Skip) Kittle of Bridgewater, VT, Harry Kittle of Lindley, NY, Gary Kittle of Troy; daughter, Mrs. Ernie (Wilma) Young of RD 1, Troy; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy VanZile of Nashville, TN and Marleta Kinney of Billings, MS; brothers, Raymond Freelove of Ithaca, NY and Donald Freelove of Fort Myers, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ward Kittle in September 1985. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 8 (2 pm) with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Calling hours were at the funeral home from 7-9 pm Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church. (TGR, Thursday, March 8, 1990)

Earl W. WILCOX, 96, of Canton RR 1 (Leroy Twp.) PA died Sunday, October 8, 1995 at his home.  Born May 20, 1899 in Leroy Township, he was the son of the late John D. and Jenny Stroud Wilcox.  Earl was a lifetime resident of Leroy Township.  In his earlier years he entered the U.S. Army where he served as a corporal during World war I until his honorable discharge in 1919.  Mr. Wilcox was one of the last remaining veterans of world War I in Bradford County.  In 1922 he married the former Hattie G. Haflett in Windfall, PA.  She preceded him in death in 1987.  He was a dairy farmer.  He was alifetime member of the canton VFW Post No. 714 and a member of the former Canton American Legion.  He belonged to the Open Hand Grange in Leroy for over 50 years and was active in the Leroy Community Association.  He was along-time member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association where he served as a director for Bradford and Sullivan Counties.  He was active within the Republican Party.  In addition, Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Canton and Bradford County historical societies.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Carrie Wilcox of Canton RR 1 and George and Bobbee of Canton RR 1; grandchildren and their spouses, Jared and Rebecca Wilcox of Canton RR 1, Jan and Marcia Wilcox of Elizabethtown, PA Leigh Ann and Neil Leary of Crofton, MD, Yvonne and Jerry Scott of Canton RR 1, Roger Wilcox and Canton RR 1 and Lisa Wilcox of Granville Summit; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian Wright of Granville Summit, Myra Whipple of Canton RR 1 and Nellie Brougham of Troy RR 1; brothers, Glenn Wilcox of the McCallum Manor, Frank Wilcox of Canton rR 1, Wilmer Wilcox of Canton and Charles Wilcox of Gold Beach, OR; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by brothers, Harry and DeWitt Wilcox and a daughter, Janet Wilcox.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on October 10 with the Rev. Willard Strunk officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  The Canton VFW Post No. 714 accorded military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the Farm Museum, c/o Alonzo Thomas, RR 2, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Wilcox’s memory.

WILCOX –FLORENCE M. HILL age 67, of Canton, Pa., Rd. 2, Monday January 10, 1972 at Troy Community Hospital after and extended illness.  Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. David Jones officiating, burial in Windfall Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Arthur; daughter, Mrs. Merle Newell of Granville Summit; sister, Miss Laura Wilcox of Canton, Pa.; brother, Mark Wilcox of Longmont, Colorado; half-sisters, Mrs. Nettie Griswold of Harrisburg, Mrs. Earl Hill of Hornbrook, Pa., half-brothers, Elam Wilcox of Lakeland, Florida and Lester Wilcox of Norwalk, Ohio; four grandchildren.  She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and the Ward Grange.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1972

MISS LAURA N. WILCOX, 91, Troy RR 3 died April 20, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor where she had resided since 1989.  She was a former Canton resident.  Miss Wilcox was born May 31, 1901 at Cambria, Wyoming, a daughter of Henry R. and Edna Hill Wilcox.  Laura was employed for may years at the former Belmar Manufacturing of Canton and later at the former Hickock’s Restaurant, also in Canton.  She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Surviving are her brother, E. Mark of Canton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton on Friday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister will officiate.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from noon to 1 p.m.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish in Miss Wilcox’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifWILCOX MARION WRIGHT
 GRANVILLE SUMMIT--Marion Zoa Wright, 101, a village resident, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, in Bradford County Manor. Her husband of 56 years, Meylert Wright, died in 1972.  They operated a dairy farm in Canton Township, Bradford County, for many years. She was a member of Windfall United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Ladies' Aid Society. Born March 3, 1898, at South Mountain, Canton Township, she was the daughter of J.D. and Jennie Stroud Wilcox. Surviving are three sons, Phillip of Windfall, Wayne of Canton and Mark of Waverly, NY; five daughters, Jennie Bellows and Marie May, both of Canton, Shirley Wolfe of Tioga, Phyllis Ward of Troy and Merylene Dewalt of Roseville; two sisters, Myra Whipple of Canton and Nellie Brougham of Troy; four brothers, Glenn, Wilmer and Frank Wilcox, all of Canton, and Charles Wilcox, of Gold Beach, Ore; 40 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie, and three brothers, Harry, Dewitt and Earl Wilcox.  The funeral will be at 2 pm Tuesday at the church in Windfall.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. Friends may call at Pepper's, Springbrook Drive, Canton, from 7 to 9 pm Monday.  The family will provide the flowers.

WILCOX Marion Zoa WRIGHT, 101, of Granville Summit, PA died Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Marion was born on March 15, 1898 on South Mountain, Canton Twp.   She was a daughter of the late J.D. and Jennie Stroud Wilcox.  In earlier years Mrs. Wright assisted her husband Meylert with the operation of their dairy farm in Canton Twp.  He preceded Marion in death in March of 1972 following 56 years of marriage.  She was a member of Windfall United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served with the Ladies Aid.  She is survived by her children and spouses, Jennie (Earl) Bellows of Canton, PA, Philip (Jo) Wright of Windfall, PA, Marie (Eugene) May of Canton, Wayne (Aleatha) Wright of Canton, Shirley Wolfe of Tioga, PA, Mark (Anna Lee) Wright of Waverly, NY, Phyllis (Dick) Ward of Troy, PA and Merylene (Harold) DeWalt of Roseville, PA; 40 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Florence Wright of Canton; sisters, Myra Whipple of Canton and Nellie Brougham of Troy; brothers, Glenn, Wilmer and Frank, all of Canton and Charles Wilcox of Gold Beach, OR; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Mrs.Wright was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie Wright and three brothers, Harry, DeWitt and Earl Wilcox.  Funeral services were held April 6 at the Windfall United Methodist Church with her pastor officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, April 8, 1999

WILCOX - WINNIFRED E. SHOEMAKER
 Winnifred E. Shoemaker, 86, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Saturday, March 12, 1994 at home following an extended illness. Mrs. Shoemaker was born January 5, 1908 at West Leroy, Bradford County, a daughter of Herbet S. and Myrtie Every Wilcox. She was a homemaker. Her memberships included Leroy Independent Church and Windfall Grange No. 257 for over 50 years. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Nelda Shoemaker of Binghamton, NY; daughter, Esther Ackley of Canton; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, H. Rosa Wilcox, both of Canton RR 1; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd R. Shoemaker, in 1986 and five sisters. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on March 15 with the Rev. Thomas Henderson, her pastor, officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery. Expressions of Sympathy may be directed to the Leroy Independent Baptist Church, c/o Mr. James Watkins, 148 E. Main St., Canton, PA in Mrs. Shoemaker's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 17, 1994)

WOODWORTH –DOROTHY (WOODWORTH) MALLORY, age 89, of Troy, died at the Bradford County Manor on September 28, 1999.  She was born January 12, 1910 in Waverly, NY, the daughter of the late William and Clementine (Walker) Woodworth.  Dorothy retired from GTE in Towanda, PA.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Canton Chapter #71 and a member of the Troy Oscoluwa Engine & Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Colegrove of Gillett; a son, Herbert A. (Lucille) Mallory, Marion, PA; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Herbert A. Mallory, on January 19, 1998.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main street, Troy, on Thursday, September 30, 1999 from 10 am to 11 am.  Funeral service will follow immediately at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Mary E. Kisner officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  The Ladies from the Order of the Eastern Star will hold a Memorial Service for their late sister Dorothy Mallory at 10 am, September 30, 1999, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in Dorothy Mallory’s name may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Troy, PA or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.

WOODWORTH Dorothy MALLORY, age 89, of Troy, PA, died at the Bradford County manor on September 28, 1999.  She was born on January 12, 1910 in Waverly, NY, the daughter of the late William and Clementine (Walker) Woodworth.  Dorothy retired from GTE in Towanda, PA.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy, PA.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Canton Chapter #71 and a member of the Troy Oscoluwa Engine & Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Colegrove of Gillett, PA; son, Herbert A. (Lucille) Mallory of Mariou, PA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Herbert A. Mallory, on January 19, 1998.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 30 with the Rev. Mary E. Kisner officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall.  OES also held a memorial service.  Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 or to the St. Paul’s Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 7, 1999

 

WRIGHT Marie May

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Marie (Wright) May, formerly of LeRoy, died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 90 years of age. Born Feb. 8, 1923, in Canton Township, she was the daughter of Meylert and Marion (Wilcox) Wright. Marie was the consummate farmer's daughter who enjoyed engaging in the daily chores and day-by-day operations of life on the farm. On July 12, 1941, one month after graduating high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Eugene May. Her passion for farming made her the ideal helpmate for her husband and his dairy farm. They shared 62 years until Gene's passing in 2003. Marie and Gene were blessed with generous and giving hearts, especially where children were concerned. They raised two sons and two daughters of their own and opened their home and hearts to innumerable foster children. Marie was also well known for her sewing and embroidering skills. She was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was a longtime member of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and helping to lead others to the path of righteousness. She was an uncomplicated woman without pretense who enjoyed the simple pleasure of the company of her family.  Marie is survived by her sons, Bradley (Sharon) May of Canton, Brent (Pat) May of Granville Summit, Walter, who was raised as a son, (Connie) Beers of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Barbara (Dale) Machmer and Beverly Griffin, all of Canton; brother, Mark "Tyke" (Annalee) Wright of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters, Phyllis Ward of Leona and Merylene (Harold) DeWalt of Roseville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Phillip and Wayne Wright; sisters, Jenny Bellows, Shirley Wolf and Marjorie Wright; an infant grandson; and an infant granddaughter, Ladona; and son-in-law, Gary Griffin.  Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, Mill St., LeRoy. A celebration of Marie's life will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 13, 2013

 

Philip WRIGHT, 80, longtime resident of Granville Summit, PA died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor.  Phil was born September 4, 1921, in Canton, PA, a son of the late Meylert and Marion Wilcox Wright.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1940.  Mr. Wright was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served with the submarine forces.  Phil married the former Josephine “Jo” Rathbun and acquired a dairy farm in Granville Township.  Together they owned and operated the farm for many years until his retirement in 1986.  Phil was a life member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  He also served on the Troy Area School Board.  He was a member and past president of the former West Burlington dairy Coop, and later was a member and board member of the Northeast Dairy Coop.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Daisy Wright of Granville Summit; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Hall and Don Dalia of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and 14great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Marie (Eugene) May of Canton, Wayne (Aleatha) Wright of Canton, Shirley Wolfe of Tioga, PA Mark (Anna Lee) Wright ofd Waverly, NY Phyllis (Richard) Ward of Troy and Merylene (Harold) DeWalt of Roseville; mother-in-law, Ruth Rathbun of Troy; Brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Doris (Carroll) Webster of Warren, Ohio, Ruth Ann (Gayle) Shumaker of Elmira, Harold (Johan) Rathbun of Alabama, Robert (Kay) Rathbun of Troy and Earl Bellows of the Bradford County manor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Wright was predeceased by his son-in-law, Larry Hall; and two sisters, Majorie Wright and Jennie Bellows, who also died on this date.  Services were held on July 24, 2002, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials in Mr. Wright’s name may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR 1 box 175, Granville Summit, PA 16926 or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

PHILIP WRIGHT, 80, longtime resident of Granville Summit died Friday evening, July 19, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor.  Phil was born Sept. 4, 1921 in Canton a son of the late Meylert and Marion Wilcox Wright.  He was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1940.  Mr. Wright was a veteran of World War II and honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy with the submarine forces.  On Jan. 19, 1941, Phil married his sweetheart, the former Josephine “Jo” Rathbun in Durell.  Shortly after their marriage in 1947, the young couple acquired a dairy farm in Granville Township.  Together they owned and operated the farm for many years until his retirement in 1986.  Phil was a life member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  He also served on the Troy Area School Board.  He was a member and past president of the former West Burlington Dairy Co-op, and later was a member and board member of the Northeast Dairy Co-op.  Phil loved and cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.  Most importantly, Phil taught his family to appreciated qualities that guided his own life; family responsibilities, values and believing in ethical and moral standards.  He enjoyed music and loved times spent entertaining family and friends by playing his harmonica.  Mr. Wright was a man with good business sense.  He was respected by his peers for the many hours and hard work he devoted to community functions.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jo at home; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Daisy Wright of Granville Summit; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Hall and Don Dalia of Elmira, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Daria (Don) Boal, Kris (Wendy) Wright, Kelley (Michael) Hovis, Mathew (Angie) Wright, Michael Wright, Richard (Catherine) Hall, Rebecca (Sean) Bowers and Andrew Hall; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Marie (Eugene) May of Canton, Wayne (Aleatha) Wright of Canton, Shirley Wolfe of Tioga, Pa., Mark (Anna Lee) Wright of Waverly, N.Y., Phyllis (Richard) Ward of Troy and Merylene (Harold) DeWalt of Roseville, mother-in-law, Ruth Rathbun of Troy/ brothers- and sisters-in-law, Doris (Carroll) Wooster of Warren, Ohio, Ruth Ann (Gayle) Shumaker of Elmira, Harold (Johan) Rathbun of Alabama, Robert (Kay) Rathbun of Troy and Earl Bellows of the Bradford County Manor and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Wright was predeceased by his son-in-law, Larry Hall and two sisters, Marjorie Wright and Jennie Bellows, who also died on this date.  The family invites friends to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials in Mr. Wright’s name may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR 1 Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa. or the Guthrie Hospice RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WRISLEY –OPHELIA “FAYE” INA WRISLEY AYRES, 76, died December 26, 2002 at the home of her daughter in Sayre.  Born February 21, 1926 in Burlington Township, she was the daughter of the late Mahlon L. and Ruth (Harkness) Wrisley.  She graduated from Luthers Mills High School in 1941 and Troy High School in 1943.  Miss Wrisley married Robert A. Ayres of Granville Summit in February of 1946 and resided in Granville until 1997 when she moved to Sayre to live with her daughter and son-in-law.  For many years she worked in the Troy Hospital as a registered Practical Nurse, and as a lab assistant.  She was a medical office receptionist at Dr. L. Brown’s office spent many years as a homemaker, and later was an elder caregiver.  She was a member of the Windfall Untied Methodist Church; liked to garden, crochet and sew.  She as an avid reader until poor eyesight prevented her from enjoying it.  Surviving are; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Tim Clines, with whom she resided in Sayre; son and daughter-in-law; Keith and Jennifer Ayres, Troy; granddaughter, Kaitlin Ayres, Troy; sisters, and brothers and their spouses, Eloise Likewise, Endwell, NY, Elnora and Charles Stapley, Livonia, NY, Lois Wrisley, Plantation, Fl.  Gladys and Sam Jerome, Sayre, Marilyn and Liston Pepper, Towanda, Mahlon and Jean Wrisley, Ulster, Duane and Sheila Wrisley, Burlington, Stuart and Cathy Wrisley, Ulster; brother-in-law, and spouse, Lynn and Louise Ayres, Granville Summit; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in 1995 by her husband of 49 years; and also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Russell Wrisley, Ogdensburg, NY.  The funeral was held December 29 at the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Dean Walrath officiating.  Interment was at the convenience of the family in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ayres’ name may be directed to the Association for the Blind; Windfall United Methodist Church, Granville Summit, PA or the Troy Fire Company, Troy, PA.

ED ZACHARIAS
 Edward A. Zacharias, 58, of Granville Summit RR 1, died Friday, July 24, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born November 30, 1933 in Romulus, NY, son of the late Donald and Velma Hardinger Zacharias. He was a 1951 graduate of Athens High School and served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955.  He received his bachelor of science from Penn State University and subsequently was employed by Texaco and Nationwide Insurance before becoming the business manager for the Troy Area School District. At the time of his death he was self-employed as the owner of Zack's Tavern, Troy. He was a member and past president of the Troy Lions Club and a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. For many years he served on the advisory board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the Nittany Lion Club and an avid supporter of Penn State Athletics. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, JoAnn Slingerland Zacharias; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Bill Anderson of Memphis, TN and Jody and Dr. Robert Place of Lake Wesauking, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Edward Fox of Towanda; sister, Donna Kandel of Santa Clara, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Patricia Zacharias of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 27 at the Troy First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Heart Transplant Fund, Office of University Development, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)



In a message dated 7/13/2005 10:52:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, tboner1@ptd.net writes:
Joyce,
I was skimming through the obituaries you had for the Windfall Cemetery, Bradford county, Pa and came across the one for C.Lane Haflett. You were unsure as to the correctness of his burial in the cemetery because the paper did not say anything about it. I am here to tell you he was indeed buried in the Windfall Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Also, if you need anyone to look up anything for you in that cemetery, My husband and I take care of the mowing and trimming for that cemetery. You have a great site here. Thanks!
Mary Hawthorne
 

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