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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford County, PA
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Wyalusing Cemetery 2006 Listing



ACKLEY, MRS, CAROLINE ACKLEY LLOYD, one of the most esteemed of Wyalusing’s older ladies, died at her home on Church street Sunday morning at 3 o’clock after great suffering from burns received from the catching fire of her clothes while burning leaves back of her home Friday morning.  Mrs. Lloyd lived with her son, H. J. Lloyd, and on Friday, she was in the yard in the rear of the home raking leaves and burning them.  While standing near the fire, the blaze in some manner communicated to her clothes and in a very short time she was enveloped in the flames.  Neighbors and her family ran to her assistance and succeeded in smothering the flames, but not until she had been terribly burned about her body, and in fact blistered from head to foot, and not until the clothes had been almost burned from her body.  The family physician was called and everything was done to save her life, but with out avail and while she was made as comfortable as possible she gradually grew weaker till the end came on Sunday morning.  Mrs. Lloyd whose age was 77 was a daughter of Benjamin Ackley, the family originally coming from Connecticut and settling on the Ackley farm in Wyalusing Township.  After her marriage to Alphonso J. Lloyd, she and her husband lived for a time at Orwell but later moved to this place where about a half century of her life has been spent.  Her husband died about thirty years ago.  Since which time she had lived with her son.  Mrs. Lloyd was beloved by all who knew her.  She has been for years a member of the Methodist church of this place.  We do not need words to tell those with whom she associated in life that she had met Jesus by the way and talked with Him, for the joy and peace of Christ shone in her face.  The funeral services were held in the Methodist church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. E. E. Barker, her pastor, officiating; the interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

ACKLEY ELIZABETH
Becker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ackley -Wyalusing, Nov 11-one of the community’s highly esteemed women, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her brother, Frank G Ackley, with whom she had lived for the past few years at the family homestead. Mrs. Becker had been ill for two weeks, having been taken sick while caring for her last surviving sister, Mrs. Ruth A Moffitt, who was buried at Binghamton October 26. Born in Wyalusing Township April 23, 1866, Mrs. Becker was the daughter of Benjamin Ackley and Amanda Chamberlain Ackley. She married Frederick H Becker Sept 14, 1907 at the Ackley homestead. During World Wars I and 2 she did much knitting for the Red Cross Chapter, She was a member of Mach-wi-hilusing Chapter of the D A R, the Fortnightly Club and the Wyalusing Methodist Church. In addition to her brother, Frank, she is survived by two nieces and several nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, Nov 12 at 2 o’clock at the Tiffany chapel with the Rev. S S Robbins officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing cemetery.

ACKLEY - Well Known Eddy & Wilkes-Barre Lady Passes Away - Mrs. Callie A. Brown, widow of Charles G. Brown of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., formerly of Skinner's Eddy, Pa., died at her home in Wilkes-Barre Saturday morning, April 2, 1932 of complications. The deceased was a daughter of Demon and Abigail Lacey Ackley and was born on Spring Hill, Pa., where she spent her early childhood until she attended school at Towanda, after which she became a teacher. Mrs. Brown was united in marriage to Charles G. Brown on May 2, 1883. She spent her early married life at Skinner's Eddy, until 1904, when the family moved to Wilkes-Barre. Her husband preceded her in death about nine years ago. She is survived by four children; T. Elliott Brown, Forty-Fort, Pa.; Eva, wife of Dr. Charles J. Higgs, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Ruth, wife of John A. Woolbert, Youngstown, Ohio; Mildred, wife of Paul Neely, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. There are two grandchildren, Robert Higgs and George Neely. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilkes-Barre and also affiliated with the Aid Society of the same church. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, April 5, 1932 at her home, Rev. Dr. H.L. Randolph, pastor of Central M.E. church officiated. Interment was made in the family plot in Wyalusing cemetery. Services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. Samuel Truscott, pastor of the Skinner's Eddy M.E. Church. - [Newspaper unknown], clipping has printed date of April 4 to April 11, 1932

NEWELL S. ACKLEY, one of the prominent farmers of this section of the county, and one of the best loved and most highly respected of our citizens, was overcome by the heat Thursday afternoon, while fighting a brush fire near a valuable tract of timber on his farm.  During the morning Mr. Ackley was about the farm sewing oats and at noon he came to the house feeling tired and after dinner laid down for a time to rest.  Shortly after he concluded to burn up some brush on a field back of his home, and without doubt it was the over exertion of keeping this fire from spreading that was the direct cause of his death, along with the extreme heat of the day.  The family becoming alarmed at his not returning in the evening made as thorough a search as was possible and also notified the neighbors of their fears for his safety, and at about 9:30 o’clock that evening his dead body was found seated by a fence in the field where he had worked during the afternoon.  Mr. Ackley was born on the farm where he spent the balance of his life on July 17, 1849, he thus being almost 59 years of age, and on October 22, 1872. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Miller.  To this ideal home there were born a family of six children, two of whom, besides the wife, survive, Bertha, who is married to Charles Brown of Tuscarora township, and Royal, who lives on the old homestead farm.  Mr. Ackley was a gentleman well known and highly esteemed in his neighborhood, and it has been said of him that he had more friends won by his ideal character and life than any other man in this section of the county.  For many years he has been an official member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this borough, and of the hours of beautiful service and years of faithfulness for Christ’s sake and in His name only He who knoweth all has a full record.  The church and community suffers a great loss, but will keep in lasting remembrance that in our midst he lived a most consistent Christian life, building up a character of sterling worth.   The funeral services were held at the Ackley home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. E. Barker officiating.  The pallbearers were the officials of the church of which Mr. Ackley was a member.  The interment was in the family plot in Wyalusing Cemetery.

ACLA –BESSIE BENNETT, 92, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Thursday, July 31, 1997, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Bessie was born on May 18, 1905 in Durell, Pa., the daughter of the late Stephen and Nora Benjamin Acla.  She lived and went to school on Norway Ridge and moved to Wyalusing after marrying Augustus (Gus) Bennett on Oct. 28, 1925, Gus predeceased her in November of 1985.  For many years, Bessie was an active member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and the Wyalusing “WSCS” Women’s Society of Christian Service (no called the United Methodist Women).  Bessie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She especially loved the holidays, which she made special for all her family.  She also enjoyed playing cards and the game of aggravation with family and friends.  Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Paul Dickes, Jim Thorpe, Pa., Betty and Clayton Welles Jr., Wyalusing, Pa., Dolores and Richard Jackson, Mansfield, Pa., Linda and David Steigner, Bethel Park, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, Penny Penebianco, North Kingston, R.I., Sandra Kennedy, Cooperstown, Pa., Betsy Dickes, Olympia, Wash., Polly Anne Long, Annapolis, Md., Priscilla Hanzok, Medford, N.J., Clayton Welles III, Wyalusing, Pa., Mark Welles, Palmyra, N.J., Douglas Jackson, Towanda, Pa., Judy Beckman, Macedon, N.Y., Richard Jackson, Rochester Hills, Mich., Sherri and Leslie Steigner, Bethel Park, Pa.; 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Dieffenbach, Endicott, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Gayle Roberts, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 1, 1997 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa. or the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ADAMS –KATHRYN ADAMS VANDEMARK, 91 Wyalusing died July 17, 1998 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born October 1, 1906 in Ricketts, Colley Twp., she was the daughter of the late Alva and Ida Snyder Adams.  On June 2, 1937 she married S. Frank VanDeMark, Sugar Run.  She and Frank began their family while working on the family farm on Sugar Hill and later they owned and operated the Hollenback General Store until the early 1950s.  They moved to Wyalusing where Frank worked on a farm on Third Street until he retired on June 2, 1970.  She spent much of her time with her husband and family.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and always found time to spend with her family.  She enjoyed the birds around her home and the quiet time to read a book.  Memberships include: Wyalusing United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the local senior citizens organization.  Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law; Marilyn and Wayne Scott, Canton, Jean and Gordon Miller, Wyalusing, Marlene and Eugene Chamberlin, Lime Hill and Linda and Robert Porter, Wyalusing; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Gail VanDeMark, Lime Hill, Joseph and LaRue VanDeMark, Wyalusing, Paul and Jane VanDeMark, Camptown; son, Mark VanDeMark, Wyalusing; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Mila May, Canton and Irene DeWolf, Jenningsville, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend, Wendy Meehan who was her caregiver in her time of illness.  Predeceasing her were her husband, S. Frank VanDeMark, April 15, 1990; brothers, Elmer Adams, Miles Adams, Paul Adams, Raymond Adams and Earl Adams; two sisters, Josephine Yonkin and Lois May Clink.  The funeral service was held July 0 from the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing wit the Rev. Gayle Roberts, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  The family requests memorials be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Memorial fund, Wyalusing, PA in Mrs. VanDeMark’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RAYMOND A. ADAMS, 71, Sugar Run, PA RR1, died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, December 20, 1997 after a sudden illness.  Born in Sugar Run, February 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Alva and Ida Mae Snyder Adams.  He was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School class of 1943.  He then went into the US Navy, serving as a seaman first class in the Pacific Theater from 1943 until 1945.  Later he returned to the Sugar Run area, where he was a dairy farmer until his retirement in 1985.  Mr. Adams was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 and the Wyalsuing V. F. W.  Predeceasing him was his first wife, the former Rebecca Allen in 1972.  Surviving are his wife, the former Nellie Russick; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Dorothy Ann Adams, Sugar Run; son, Harold Adams, Tucson, AZ; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Thompson, San Francisco, CA, Mrs. Al (Nancy) Callaway, Little Rock, AR; sisters, Mrs. Mila May, Canton, Mrs. Irene DeWolf, Jenningsville, PA, Mrs. Katherine VanDeMark, Wyalusing, PA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held December 23, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville, PA with Fr. Joseph Sica of the Nativity Catholic Church, Tunkhannock, officiating.  Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Graveside services were conducted by the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.  –Canton Independence Sentinel.

 

ANDERSON Laura Anderson Loyack

72, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, with her loving family at her side.  Born on July 20, 1939 at home in Terry Twp., she was the daughter of the late Raymond “Smokey” and Dorothy Benjamin Anderson. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1957. She married Robert Loyack, Sr. of Wyalusing on April 18, 1959. Bob predeceased her on Dec. 4, 1999. She worked as a receptionist at Ottavani’s Optometrist Office for 34 years, retiring in 1999. Laura was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as playing softball, hunting and bowling where she was the Wyalusing Women’s Bowling League secretary for years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert A., Jr. (Chanda) Loyack of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Andrew (Elizabeth) Loyack of Mechanicsburg, Richard Loyack and fianceé, Heather Clarke of Wyalusing and Bobbi Jo Loyack and Reggie Davis of Wyalusing; brother, George Anderson and Norma Lee Farrell of Wyalusing; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha (Arthur) Cole of Towanda, Jan (Russell) Williams of Wyalusing, Vanessa (Rick) Shaffer of Wyalusing; brother-in-law, Gerald (Elaine) Loyack of Liverpool, NH; sisters-inlaw, Mary Margaret Capwell of Savannah, GA, Evelyn Nichols of Sayre and Arlene (Ronald) Miller of Rochester, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Penney M. Rahm presiding.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery,  Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 5, 2012

 

AREY –GLADYS (AREY) STORRS age 97 died on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on January 26, 1910, in Wilmot Township, Wyalusing, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Lela Potter Arey.  She graduated with the Class of 1929 at Wyalusing High School.  On June 27, 1936, Gladys married Niles G. Storrs.  Her husband preceded her in death on May 12, 1975.  She lived in Pine City, N.Y., and worked in Elmira for many years.  Prior to her retirement in 1975, she was employed as a secretary at Moore Business Forms retiring on her 71st birthday, after giving 24½ years of service.  She was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, and was a member the United Methodist Women. In addition, she was also a member of the Moore Business Forms Retirees.  She enjoyed doing hand crafts, and enjoyed her time spent gardening flowers.  She leaves surviving her sister: Margaret Arey, of Wyalusing, Pa.; a sister-in-law: Genevieve Arey, of Towanda, Pa. and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Gertrude Kunkle, Lydia Vose and Mildred Arey and by two brothers: Glenn Arey and Ralph Arey.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, April 13, 2007, at 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, at 2 p.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with Rev. Diane Prentice, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Front Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. or the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA in memory of Mrs. Gladys Storrs.  Arrangements were entrusted to McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/12/2007

AREY -  STORRS, Gladys A. 97, died on April 10, 2007. Born in Wyalusing, PA, a daughter of Elmer G. and Lela (Potter) Arey. Gladys married Niles G. Storrs, who preceded her in death in 1975. She lived in Pine City, NY. Prior to her retirement in 1975, she was employed by Moore Business Forms retiring on her 71st birthday. Memberships include: Wellsburg U.M.C, U.M.Women; and Moore Retirees. Surviving is a sister, Margaret Arey of Wyalusing, PA; sister-in-law, Genevieve Arey of Towanda, PA; and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased also by three sisters and two brothers. Friends may call April 13th at 1:00 p.m. until the time of Funeral and Committal Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Wyalusing U.M.C. in Wyalusing. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers: Wellsburg U.M.C., Front Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894; or Wyalusing U.M.C., P.O. 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Arrangements by McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing, PA.

AREY –GLADYS (AREY) STORRS age 97 died on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2007 at Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa.  She was born on January 26, 1910, in Wilmot Township, Wyalusing, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Lela Potter Arey.  She graduated with the Class of 1929 at Wyalusing High School.  On June 27, 1936, Gladys married Niles G. Storrs.  Her husband preceded her in death on May 12, 1975.  She lived in Pine City, N.Y., and worked in Elmira for many years.  Prior to her retirement in 1975, she was employed as a secretary at Moore Business Forms retiring on her 71st birthday, after giving 24½ years of service.  She was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, and was a member the United Methodist Women. In addition, she was also a member of the Moore Business Forms Retirees.  She enjoyed doing hand crafts, and enjoyed her time spent gardening flowers.  She leaves surviving her sister: Margaret Arey, of Wyalusing, Pa.; a sister-in-law: Genevieve Arey, of Towanda, Pa.; and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Gertrude Kunkle, Lydia Vose, and Mildred Arey and by two brothers: Glenn Arey and Ralph Arey.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, April 13, 2007, at 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, at 2 p.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with Rev. Diane Prentice, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Front Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. or the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA in memory of Mrs. Gladys Storrs.  Arrangements were entrusted to McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/12/2007

AREY Margaret E.
Daily Review on 1/8/2008.
Margaret E.  Arey, age 90, of Wyalusing, died late Sunday evening at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. She was born on July 30, 1917, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer G. and Lela Potter Arey. Margaret was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Her other memberships include the United Methodist Women, and Wyalusing Grange.  She was a former member of the Wyalusing Chapter No. 524, Order of the Eastern Star, later transferring to Meshoppen Chapter No. 70. Margaret is a fifty-year member.  Prior to her retirement she was formerly employed by American Meter, and by the Wyalusing Area School District as high school cafeteria staff.  She enjoyed her time spent baking cookies, and crocheting.  She leaves surviving nephews: Donald, Richard and Max Vose; three nieces: Janice Linday, Jeannette Bates, and Patricia Stadelmaier; a sister-in-law: Genevieve Arey; and great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters: Gertrude Kunkle, Lydia Vose, Mildred Arey, and Gladys Storrs; two brothers: Glenn Arey and Ralph Arey; nieces: Lois Rounsville and Reta Oliver.  Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Members of Meshoppen Chapter No. 70, Order of the Eastern Star will be conducting a funeral service at 10:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Diane Prentice, her pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or a charity of one's choice, in memory of Margaret Arey.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

AREY –LYDIA A. VOSE, 98, of Orlando, Fla. (formerly of Wyalusing) died on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Orlando.  She was born on July 17, 1906, in Wlmot Township, a daughter of the late Elmer George and Lila May Potter Arey.  Lydia was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Vose.  Richard B. Vose of Orlando and Max E. Vose of Orlando; two sisters, Gladys Storrs of Elmira, N.Y., and Margaret Arey of Wyalusing, a sister-in-law, Genevieve Arey of Towanda; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Arey and Glenn Arey, and two sisters, Mildred Arey and Gertrude Kunkle.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday evening, Sept. 14, 2004, at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Vose’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BAGDON   Tony, 53, of Wyalusing RR#4, died Saturday, May 12, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the McHenrey Funeral Home, 196 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.

BAHNER - Vivian Bahner Yasharian, (October 24, 1919 - April 19, 2008)  P. Dean Homer Funeral Home April 20, 2008 OBITUARY
Mrs. Vivian (Bahner) Yasharian, age 88, of Wyalusing Township, died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA where she had been a patient since 2006.  Vivian was born in Mount Carmel, PA the only child of the late Joseph & Florence Weaver Bahner. She grew up in Shamokin and after graduating from the Shamokin High School, she attended a business school in Philadelphia and subsequently worked there as a secretary for a few years.  In 1942, she joined her parents who had purchased a home in Wyalusing Township overlooking the Twin Cuts on Route 6. It was there that Vivian met a local dairy farmer, Matthew Yasharian. They married on June 15, 1945. For many years in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Vivian was a familiar face at Lieberg’s restaurant on Lime Hill where she worked as a waitress and cook. She later worked at Sears in Wysox and for Citizens & Northern Bank in Towanda before retiring. Matthew predeceased her on June 13, 1991 after forty-six years of marriage.  Vivian was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Towanda, PA.  Surviving: Two sons and daughters-in-law: Dale and Marcella (Millard) Yasharian, and Glen and Karen Yasharian both of Lime Hill.
Eight grandchildren and spouses:  Rachel and Rick Harper Butler, MO, Dale and Anna Yasharian Jr. Tilton, NH Deborah Sefcovic Port Crane, NY Denise and Dan Shilling Las Vegas, NV David Yasharian Long Pond, VT Darlene Yasharian Honolulu, HI Daniel Yasharian Honolulu, HI Dean Yasharian New York, NY 8 great grandchildren and 3 nephews  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 4 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. At Vivian’s request, Steve Chant will officiate at the service. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/21/2008.

BAHNER - Mrs. Vivian (Bahner) Yasharian, age 88, of Wyalusing Township, Pa., died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., where she had been a patient since 2006.  Vivian was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., the only child of the late Joseph and Florence Weaver Bahner. She grew up in Shamokin and after graduating from the Shamokin High School, she attended a business school in Philadelphia and subsequently worked there as a secretary for a few years.  In 1942, she joined her parents, who had purchased a home in Wyalusing Township overlooking the Twin Cuts on Route 6. It was there that Vivian met a local dairy farmer, Matthew Yasharian. They married on June 15, 1945.  For many years in the 1950s and 1960s, Vivian was a familiar face at Lieberg's restaurant on Lime Hill, where she worked as a waitress and cook. She later worked at Sears in Wysox and for Citizens & Northern Bank in Towanda before retiring.  Matthew predeceased her on June 13, 1991, after 46 years of marriage.  Vivian was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Towanda.  Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Marcella Yasharian, and Glen and Karen Yasharian, both of Lime Hill, Pa.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Rachel and Rick Harper of Butler, Mo., Dale and Anna Yasharian Jr. of Tilton, N.H., Deborah Sefcovic of Port Crane, N.Y., Denise and Dan Shilling of Las Vegas, Nev., David Yasharian of Long Pond, Vt., Darlene Yasharian of Honolulu, Hawaii, Daniel Yasharian of Honolulu and Dean Yasharian New York, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren; and three nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. At Vivian's request, Steve Chant will officiate at the service.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/21/2008.

BAHR –DOLORES R. WHIPPLE age 76 of Hughesville, Pa. (formerly of Dushore) died on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Highlands Nursing Home in LaPorte.  She was born on May 3, 1926 in Dushore a daughter of the late Sheman Z. and Carrie Krause Bahr.  Dolores had been a lifetime resident of the Dushore area and had resided in Hughesville for five years.  In August of 1986 she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Whipple.  Mrs. Whipple was a former member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore and was a member of its Ladies Aid.  She was a member of the Republican Women for many years.  She was an excellent seamstress and a great artist.  She leaves surviving her children; Julia A. (Robert) Stroble of LaPorte, Thomas S. Whipple of Hughesville and Timothy C. Whipple of Hughesville; stepchildren, Gary Whipple of Allentown, Pa. and Fay Hendricks of Hop Bottom, Pa.; her brothers and sisters, Samuel Bahr of Towanda, Etta (Dolly) Farris of Endicott, N.Y., Regina Kelly of Mildred, Sarah Bensorosky of Dushore and Robert Bahr of Monroeton; six grandchildren, Benjamin C. (Alexis) Stroble of Richmond, Va., Kristen L. Stroble of Pittsburg, Susan L. Stroble of LaPorte, Brenda Whipple of Jersey Shore, Pa., Matthew Whipple of Louisiana and Erin Whipple of Louisiana and three great-grandchildren, Eric and Julian Whipple and Isabella Julianna Stroble and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Eve Dunn and a brother, Jerry Bahr.  A private funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Hollenbach United Methodist Church with Scott Magann, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York City, N.Y. in Mrs. Whipple’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

BARNHART - Elizabeth Kunkle
April 12, 2002
Elizabeth Kunkle, 97, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Friday, April 12, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  She was born on April 7, 1905 in Hollenback, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Barnhart.  In 1978, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, the late Herbert Kunkle.  She was a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area and was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her children and spouses: Marion and Albert Stewart of Mertstown, Doris and Calvin Shaffer of Wyalusing, Veda Woodruff of Wyalusing and Vera and George Dean of Mesquite, TX; a sister, Viva Neese of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, David, Lucretia, Florence, John and Cecil.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor, officiating.  Interment followed in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family called at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association or to the Wyalusing Fire Department in Mrs. Kunkle’s memory.

 

BENNETT Melvin L. Bennett

(paper and publication unknown, buried in Wyalusing Cemetery)

Melvin L. Bennett of Maple Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Wilmot, died suddenly on Oct. 8, 1985 at his home.

Mr. Bennett was born in Sayre and he lived in Wilmot for 20 years. He then lived in Cleveland for 7 years.  Mr. Bennett served 20 years in the Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and the Korean War. He held the rank of staff sergeant and retired in 1982.  Mr. Bennett was extremely active in the V.F.W. He was currently working or the Veterans Administration in Cleveland.  He is survived by his stepmother, Ann Bennett of Mehoopany; three brothers, William of Endicott, Arthur of Nichols and Clifford of Athens; a sister, Beverly Heim of Dallas, Pa.; a stepbrother, Jack Baker of Mehoopany; stepsister, Geanne Colvin of Canastoto, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law of New Jersey.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. from the Kerr Funeral Home, Church St., Wyalusing. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday Oct. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

BOONE -  Beverly Boone Jones, age 83, wife of Roy W. Jones, of Wyalusing, died at her home early Wednesday morning, January 21, 2004. She is the daughter of the late Carlton Le Vern Boone and the late Isabelle Hart Hosking Boone, and was born in Rochester, N.Y. on October 7, 1920. Mrs. Jones graduated from East High School in Rochester, and was an alumna of the College of William and Mary, Class of 1941, and was Class Agent for a number of years. She was actively involved in the fund raising for the Class of 1941.   She was also a very active in Girl Scouts, and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and County Coordinator for Girl Scouts USA in Rochester, and in Fort Myers, Florida. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women for over 40 years. She has been a resident of Wyalusing since 1980. She is a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Jones enjoyed gardening, travel, and their winter residence in Fort Myers, Florida. She is survived by her husband Roy Wellington Jones to whom she had been married for 64 years; her daughter Pamela Jones Quentin of Wyalusing, PA; and her son and daughter-in-law: David and Nancy Jones of McLean, VA. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Boone, of Rush, New York, and an uncle, Albert O. Fenyvessy of Rochester, N.Y. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Bradley Ryan and Kimberly Quentin, of Houston, Tex., Daryl Wade Quentin, of Canton, Ohio, Roy Jones III, of Baton Rouge, La., Lisa Jones of Norman, Okla., and a great-granddaughter, Zada Jane Boyce-Quentin of Houston, Tex.; by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney Charles and Alice Maxin Boone.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Barry Ballard, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, Jan. 25, at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in Mrs. Jones memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Wyalusing Rocket

BOSWORTH –DOROTHY BOSWORTH TAYLOR, a lifelong resident of Wyalusing and, more recently, of Ocean Ridge, Fla., died at the home of her daughter in Enola, Pa., on Jan. 17, 2005.  She was 87.  Dorothy was born in Wyalusing on July 12, 1917.  She was the daughter of Reed S. Bosworth and Alice Reinhardt Bosworth.  In her early years and before moving to State Street, Dorothy lived in the apartment above the C. H. Bosworth & Sons grocery store where her grandfather, Dr. Charles Bosworth, also had his doctor’s office.  Dorothy graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1935 and from West Chester State Teacher’s College in 1939.  She taught primary school for four years in East Athens and for 11 years in Wyalusing.  During World War II, she worked summers at IBM in Binghamton, NY.  In addition, beginning in 1952, Dorothy worked on the Wyalusing Election Board for 25 years.  Blesses with a beautiful soprano voice, Dorothy sang her first solo at the age of 3 when her mother was hostess for the Wyalusing Musical Society.  As an adult, and in keeping with her musical interest and talent, she became a member of the Wyalusing Musical Society until she and her husband, Justus, began spending their winters in Florida.  Dorothy also sang for years on the choir of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member, and sang with the Wyalusing Choraliers, a well-known singing group of many years ago.  On June 26, 1948, Dorothy married Justus Vinnette Taylor III of Wyalusing, who preceded her in death on May 28, 1998.  As his true partner in life, Dorothy often accompanied “Juddy,” as he was known, as he traveled extensively throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and southern New York State to buy cattle and other livestock for the Taylor family business and meat packing company, J.V. Taylor Co.  And, though she did not play golf, Dorothy witnessed many of the golf rounds Juddy played at the Towanda Country Club, in Florida and in Grand Isle, Vt.  Since 1959, Dorothy and Juddy spent memorable summers in Grand Isle, and since 1979, equally love the winters they spent in Ocean Ridge.  Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Alison of Enola, and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Bosworth of Harrisburg, in 2003.  Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in Thursday, Jan. 20, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Stephen w. Starzer, her former pastor, officiating.  The committal service will follow at the Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BREARLEY - Mrs. Barbara Ann "Nan" Brearley Hogan, 76, of RR 1 Box 133, Sugar Run, Pa. (Sugar Hill), died suddenly at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., early in the afternoon on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2009. Barbara was born in Ware, Mass., on July 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Robert D. and Dorothy H. Casey Brearley. Nan was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and she was a faithful and loyal friend to everyone who knew her. In her spare time she enjoyed volunteering her time and being around all of the children at the Wyalusing Elementary School.She is survived by: her husband of 45 years, Philip L. "Lynn" Hogan Sr., who she married on Aug. 15, 1964; her loving children, Michael L. Hogan of Sugar Run, Pa., Philip L. (Danielle Bonavita) Hogan Jr. of South Montrose, Pa., Dorothy L. (David) Eastabrook of Herrickville, Pa., and Penelope L. (Terry) Hamilton of Sugar Run, Pa.; her grandchildren, Aaron and Donna, Jesse, Lucas, John, Kristina and Miranda; her great-grandchildren, Trey, Zach, Chasity, and Matais; a sister and brother-in-law Linda and Joseph LoBue of Allentown, Pa.; a special uncle, Jimmy Casey, of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Jody LoBue.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the funeral home.The Hogan family will be furnishing their own flowers, and requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing make memorial donations in Nan's memory to the Salvation Army, or to the Wyalusing Public Library. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

BREWER –LAURA L. WANDELL, 85 of Troy RR 3 died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1993.  She was born June 17, 1908 in Galeton, Pa. the daughter of Constant and Dora Mae Taylor Brewer.  Mrs. Wandell was predeceased by her husband, Lewis A. Wendell in 1985 and one brother, William Ruff.  Laura was very active in the church work in the Saco Area Baptist Church when she lived there.  Later she was active in the Chemung Baptist Church, Chemung, N.Y.  She taught Sunday school and played the piano.  The main interest in her life was serving the Lord and being a good homemaker.  She enjoyed crocheting and attending Bible conferences.  She raised a niece, Janice Covey, but had no children of her own.  She helped raise several stepchildren.  She is survived by several stepchildren and sisters, Eva Blakeman of Sayre, Nancy Canfield, Irene Coates and Bessie Brewer.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Darris Hauser officiating.  Burial will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activity Department, RR 3, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

Joseph Edward BRIDE, age 73
Largely attended funeral services were held for Joseph Edward Bride, age 73, a well-known resident of Wyalusing, who died on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, his pastor, officiating. Special music was provided by pianist Jeanne Woodruff. A poem was read by Brooke Hatton, his granddaughter, entitled, “My Dad,” which was written by his daughter, Kathy Bride Adams as a young girl. Sam Baker read a poem entitled, “The Lineman’s Prayer” and David Green sang a solo, “Oh, Danny Boy.” Family and friends were invited to share witness to Joe, and several people gave special tributes. An “Irish Blessing” was read by his daughters, Linda Porter and Kathy Adams. Holy communion was offered by Pastor Diane Prentice. Servers were: David Cook, Joel Zdon, assisting was Corrine Porter. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Irvine, Donald Miller, Samuel Baker, Gary Rouse, George Ellis and Carlton Repsher. The family received many friends at a dinner held in the church social hall following interment. The meal was prepared by the United Methodist Women. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.

BROOKENS - Lincoln Edward-Hugh “Buckshot” Brookens, 11, of Wyalusing RR2, PA, died Saturday afternoon, March 7, 2009 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, following a dirt bike accident at the Doublin Gap Motocross Race Track in Newburg, PA earlier that day.  Born in Towanda on Feb. 24, 1998, he was the son of Ronald N. Brookens and Danielle Lutz Brookens. He attended Wyalusing Elementary School and was a member of the fifth grade class.  Lincoln was a good friend to many and acquired friends easily with his kind and out-going personality. He was a brave and courageous young man who enjoyed life with great enthusiasm and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, motocross racing, karate and was an avid fisherman.  He is survived by his mother, Danielle Lutz Brookens of Wyalusing RR1 and her friend, Jim Pardoe of Standing Stone; his father and stepmother, Ronald N. Brookens and Denise Bouse of Wyalusing RR2; sisters, Dallas Mae Brookens and Elizabeth Jane Brookens, both of Wyalusing RR2; stepbrother, Seth Thomas Bouse of Wyalusing RR2; grandparents, Barb and Milo “Pa” Putnam of Wyalusing; maternal great-grandparents, Edward and Betty Johnson of Towanda RR3; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor, officiating.  RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.

BROWN –ALICE L. BIGGINS, 77, of Browntown, Wyalusing RD 1, died Monday, Dec. 18, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor following a lingering illness.  She was born April 1, 1912 on the family homestead the daughter of the late Lacey and Mary Sink Brown.  Mrs. Biggins was predeceased by her husband, Robert V. Biggins, in 1984.  Her late husband, Robert, drove school bus for many years.  Students still remember Mrs. Biggins as she always went on the school bus route from the Browntown area to Wyalusing.  Alice spent all of her lifetime in the Wyalusing area.  The family homestead was a century old farm.  Mrs. Biggins was a member of the Women’s Society of Methodist Women’s Club and had served as president.  She was a 50-year member of the Wyalusing Grange.  Mrs. Biggins was active in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and was a member of Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter of the DAR.  She and her husband were active with the Sugar Run Church for many summers.  Mrs. Biggins is survived by several cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Philip T. Wanck, her pastor, officiating. Friends may call at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Burial will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BROWN Ruth Elizabeth Brown Smith

age 91, formerly of Sugar Run, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Savannah, Ga.  Ruth Morrow was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Sugar Run,. Daughter of the late Frank C. Morrow and Nellie Wheeler, she was one of five children. Growing up on the banks of the Susquehanna River, she had a half-brother Charles; two sisters, Blanche (Morrow) Kissell and Edith (Morrow) Reed; and another brother, Wayne Morrow. After attending a single room school in Sugar Run, she continued her education at Wyalusing High School where she graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1939. Ruth left Sugar Run for State College, where she attended the Pennsylvania State College. In 1943 she graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism.  On June 24, 1944, Ruth married Edward B. Brown Jr., of Hagerstown, Md., another Penn State graduate, who predeceased her in 1982. They had three children, Edward B. Brown III, Linda (Sunshine) G. Brown and Gary B. Brown. Working as a journalist for a short period, Ruth traveled to Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania supporting her family and Edward's work initially with the Maryland Forestry Department and then with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. Settling near Reynoldsville, Ruth was an active member of the community and her church. She was a Cub Scout den mother for over 25 years, earning the Boy Scouts of America National Silver Fawn Award for her service. Ruth was an active member of the Beachwoods Presbyterian Church and acted as its treasurer. She was also an active volunteer with the Red Cross for over a decade, supporting deployed service men and women. She was a member of the Washington Township Election Committee and assisted in all election events. Ruth was always an avid reader, volunteer and participant in local schools and politics. She enjoyed quilting, the outdoors, and had a great talent for, and love of, flowers. In June of 1989, Ruth married Robert Smith of Brockway, who predeceased her in 1989. Ruth has seven grandchildren and relocated to Savannah, Ga. in 2005 to be near her daughter, Linda (Sunshine) Weeter. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the devotion and care given to our mother by Lisa Copeland and Sonya Scott. We also would like to thank Azalealand Nursing Home in Savannah, the therapy department, and Dr. Rahimi and staff for all their care and support. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Beachwoods Presbyterian Church in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania or the Alzheimer's Association.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, with the Rev. John H. Dabback presiding.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.    Towanda Daily Review – May 17, 2012

 

BROWN Lewis - Lewis Judson Brown of Rydal Park, PA, formerly of North Wales, PA and husband of Dorothy E Conley, died May 21, 2010. He was 99 years old. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of the late Lillian and W. Judson Brown. He was raised in Wyalusing, attended Wyalusing High School and graduated from Penn State University before starting his career as a research chemist. He retired from Pennwalt Corp. on May 1, 1976 after working there for 26 years. Prior to Pennwalt, Lewis also worked for Dairymen’s League, Syracuse, NY, Crawford Bros., Walton NY and Bradford Co. PA School Board. Mr. Brown was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ambler and the American Chemical Society. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Durand) Brown and sisters, Louise Dolinski and Betty Zedar. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy E. (Conley) Brown and a sister, Doris Hepner of Elmira, NY. He is also survived by four daughters, Barbara L. Tripier (John) of Media, Linda M (Thomas) Check of Allentown, Pamela S Welsh of Troutville, VA and Anita F Shuey (Karl) of Eldred; stepdaughters, Faith Lyon, Cynthia VanHorn and Debbie Lawrence; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on May 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 4 South Ridge Ave, Ambler. Burial will be at Wyalusing Cemetery, Bradford County. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, May 27, 2010

 

BULLOCK Christian A. Bullock

age 85, of Laceyville, Pa., died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at his home with his loving family at his side.  Chris was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Hazleton, Pa., a son of the late Charles Wesley and Matilda Jane Williams Bullock. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1944. He enlisted in the Army in World War II and served in Japan.  Returning from the war, he held a variety of jobs until 1958 when he became co-owner of O & B Heating and Plumbing of Wyalusing. After the company closed he continued to work in the heating business until he retired in 1977.  Chris was a member of the American Legion and the VFW and was past commander of the VFW Post No. 6072, Durell. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Chris is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Laura Sites Bullock; his daughters Brenda (Charles) Ross, Raylene (Gary) Eveland and Debra (Conrad) Matz; step-daughters Rosemary (Al) Cender and Julia (Erling "Jug") Johnson; step-sons Robert (Kathy) Sluyter and James Sluyter and friend Dawn. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and sisters-in- law Elda Bullock of Rensselar Falls, N.Y. and Marian Voda of Laceyville, Pa.  He was predeceased by brothers Charles Bullock, Perry Douglas Bullock, James Bullock and Owen Bullock and a sister Ellen Bullock Long and a step-daughter, Nancy Hufford.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853 with Pastor Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville, Pa., officiating. Interment will begin the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that donations in his memory be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Graveside military services will be accorded by member of Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion. Members are asked to assemble and pass- in-review on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review - February 20, 2012

 

BULLOCK Ellen Bullock Long

87, of Wyalusing, PA, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Montrose General Hospital, Montrose, PA.  Mrs. Long was born in Hazleton in 1923 to Charles Wesley and Matilda Williams Bullock. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1941. In 1944, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to serve for the “duration of National Emergency,” and served at Cherry Point, NC. In January 1946, she married Carl John Long of Wilkes-Barre. They were happily married for nearly 52 years. Mr. Long died in 1997.  Mrs. Long was employed for many years by the Wyalusing Valley School District, and was later a partner in a Children’s Clothing Store in Towanda. Ellen and Carl loved to travel, and there were memorable and happy trips to Washington, DC, Cayuga Lake and two weeks spent in Canada every July when their daughters were teenagers, where the family fished, swam, water skied and traveled through the lakes and locks with their boat. After Mr. Long retired, the Longs traveled the U.S.A. with a van and travel trailer for several years. Ellen had a hearty laugh and quick, dry wit. She adored her grandchildren, and she and Carl always made each holiday very warm and special for the family and visitors.  Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Tyler of Endicott, NY; grandchildren James Brotzman of Endicott, NY, Jon Brotzman, his wife, Nancy, and great-granddaughter, Barbara of Savona, NY; daughter, Carol Farr, her husband, Gary of Green Bay, WI, granddaughter, Michelle Farr Meyer, her husband, Jeff; great-granddaughters, Payton and Olivia from Germantown, WI, and granddaughter, Melanie Farr Kabele, her husband, Jeremy and great-grandsons, Colton and Barrett of Caledonia, WI. Mrs. Long is also survived by her brother, Christian and his wife, Laura of Laceyville, and sisters-in-law, Elda Bullock of Rensselar Falls, NY, Marian Voda of Laceyville and many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Long was predeceased by an infant son, Carl John, in 1949. She was also predeceased by brothers, Charles Bullock (Edna), Perry Douglas Bullock (Renee'), James Bullock, Owen Bullock; and by Regina (Jean) (Long) and Clyde Hilbert, Elizabeth (Long) and Martin Flynn, Grace (Long) and John Martin, Gertrude (Long) and Delmar Durland, George and Mary Long, Henry and Mary Long, Joseph and Theresa Long, Irene (Long) and Carl Ott and several nieces and nephews.  Ellen’s family would like to thank Ellen’s very special niece and nephew, Charlene and Richard Bennett of Sugar Run, who visited her weekly with gifts and food and good company, and who did many kindnesses for her with her house, car and appointments. The family would also like to thank the staff at Meadow View Senior Living Center, who helped her through the past three years and countless others who made her life easier and happier.  Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A recitation of the rosary was given on Wednesday. A Transferal Service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion.  Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the American Legion, Post #534, 89 Bowling Alley Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 8, 2011   

 

BURGESS
April 28, 2007 Daily Review
Mr. Ralph F. Burgess, age 87, of RR# 1 Box 212, Wyalusing, PA., died unexpectedly at his home in Browntown, Thursday morning April 26,2007. Mr. Burgess was born in Forkston, Pa. on Sept. 25,1919, the son of the late Floyd and Edna Hope Burgess. Growing up near and around the Forkston and Mehoopany area, he was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High School class of 1937.  All of his life, Mr. Burgess was a dairy farmer, starting with farms in Forkston and Mehoopany, for over 20 years. For the last 37 years, he owned a dairy farm in Browntown, along US Route 6, in Wyalusing Twp. After selling most of his dairy herd, he started selling farm equipment at his farm, for the last 20 years. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoyed being together square dancing, throughout Pennsylvania, and New York State. They also enjoyed many trips to Atlantic City, and also many fishing trips to Canada, where they owned a cottage on Pike Lake, in Ontario.  Surviving is his loving wife of 64 years, the former Dorothy Place Burgess, with whom he celebrated their anniversary on Wednesday April 25. His three daughters, Sandra Myhand, of Wyalusing, PA.; Sally and her husband Ron Davis, of Warren Center, PA.; and Stacy and her husband Tim Hart, of Spring Lake, PA. His eight grandchildren, Winona Marie Walker, of Sealy, TX; Starene Louise Myhand, also of TX; Michael and his wife Kim Davis, of Warren Center, PA.; Scott Davis, of Warren Center, PA.; Kimberly and her husband Steve Vaughn, of Penn Yan, N.Y.; Timothy Hart, of NC.; Christopher Hart of Ariz..; and Thomas Hart, serving his country in the Persian Gulf, aboard the USS Bataan. He is also survived by six great grandchildren and one great great grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Marie Sussman in 1970. Funeral services will be held on Monday April 30, 2007 at 12:00 noon, at the Sheldon Funeral Home Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Maurice Hart, retired Lutheran minister officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening, April 29, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and on Monday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyalusing Ambulance Assoc. Wyalusing, Pa.. 18853.  Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

BURKHART –G. REBECCA “BECKY” BURGESS, 70, of Wyalusing died in the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at her home with her loving family by her side.  She was born on Nov. 12, 1932, in Ashboro, N.C., a daughter of the late Glen and Grace Quick Burkhart.  Becky was raised in North Carolina and started working at the age of 14.  She later married and had two daughters.  She worked in a hosiery mill in North Carolina, and later learned how to operate the key punch machine.  Thereafter, she was employed by Hollingshead of Camden, NJ.  She relocated to Pennsylvania, and worked for the Bendix Corp. of South Montrose.  In 1964, she moved to the Lime Hill area with her two daughters.  She met her current husband, Donald Burgess, and was married in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church on June 15, 1968.  Becky and Don started her second family with a set of twins.  She stayed home to raise her family, and two years later started working at Farm & Home Gas Service as a secretary, and was bookkeeper for Farm & Home Furniture and the farm & Home Plaza on Route 6.  She was co-owner of Farm & Home Gas Co. and the Wyalusing farm & Home Supply Co.  She retired on Dec. 31, 2000.  She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women and was an active member of the Wyalusing Lioness Club.  Becky will certainly by remembered as being one of the kindest people, and she possessed a host of friends and family here and in North Carolina who loved her.   Becky loved young children and it was of great enjoyment to her to be Santa Claus.  Many grew up and had never forgotten the joy she brought them.  Her friends say, “God bless you, Becky Burgess.”  Becky’s greatest love in life was raising her two families, and she loved time spent with them, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also enjoyed time spent traveling.  She left surviving her husband, Donald Burgess, at home; her mother-in-law, Marjorie Burgess; her children, Pat and Phil Kelly of Mustang, Oklahoma and Cathie Elliott and Donald Baker of Quicks Bend; her twins and spouses, Ted and Ana Burgess of Lime Hill; and Amy and Doug Eberlin of Lime Hill; a step-daughter and husband, Lori and Steve Wade of Crestone, Colo; a step-son and wife, Jamie and Tammy Burgess of Wyalusing; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Bob Freeman of Eagle Spring, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law; Sheldon and Kay Johnson, William and Alice Hillis, and David and Suky Burgess; 16 grandchildren, Michele, Debbie, Jasmine, Eleanor, Joe, Oliver, Julian, Seven, Christopher, Nicholas, Colby, Shelby, Sydni, Travis, Courtney and Madison; three great-grandchildren, Kristine, Miranda and Chloe; very special friends, Jim and Beverly Colson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, her pastor, officiating assisted by the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, dec. 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHenry funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, Williamsport, Pa., or the Arthritis Foundation W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. In Mrs. Burgess’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BURNS Robert M. Burns Jr.
62, of Wyalusing, Pa., died
unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.  He was born on Sept. 5, 1947, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a son of the late Robert M. Burns Sr. and Eleanor Berbec Burns. He is a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School, and is a four-year veteran of the United States Navy. On Dec. 12, 1976, he married the former Pamela Schroth in Camptown, Pa. Robert is a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church; Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534; Towanda Gun Club; a Legion board member; former Wyalusing fire chief; he served eight years on the Wyalusing Borough Council; was a member of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club; and the Wyalusing Little League. Bob loved his community and history.  His hobbies include: R.C. Airplanes at Montrose Airport; he loved boating; Geo Caching; he enjoyed riding his Harley; and he was a NASCAR fan. He enjoyed hunting fishing, camping, horseback riding, and traveling. Bob found great pleasure in attending local sporting events, and especially loved supporting and attending events of his grandchildren. He is survived by: his wife, Pamela Burns, at home; his four children, Lori and Frank Holdren of Laceyville, Pa., Katie and Jeffrey Edsell, of Camptown, Pa., John Frederick of Wyalusing, Pa., and Robyn and Matthew Kennedy of Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters and brothers, Susan (Bill) Brown of Florida, Michael Burns of Florida, Pauline (Eric) Lindstrum of Florida, Mari Ann (Tom) O'Connell of Florida, and William H. (Patty) Burns of Florida; his six grandchildren, Lorissa and Laci Holdren, Joel, Gabrielle and Madelyn Edsell, and Derek Frederick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: John Burns. Friends and family are invited to call from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. A mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice in memory of Mr. Robert M. Burns Jr. - Towanda Daily Review, September 1, 2010

CAMP-Mrs. Rutan Is Laid at Rest-Mrs. J. L. Rutan dies Saturday After Long Period Of Illness-Mrs. J. L. Rutan, a lifetime resident of this section and for the past forty-one years a resident of Wyalusing borough, died at her home in Wyalusing on Saturday afternoon January 14th, 1928, aged sixty-six years after almost a year of patient suffering from dropsy. Her condition had been critical for several weeks and although every comfort and aid was extended to her, the end came about 1:30 p.m. last Saturday. Funeral services, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. L. Mathis, were held at her late home on Gaylord street at 2 o'clock p.m. on Monday and burial was made at the Wyalusing cemetery. Mrs. Rutan is survived by her husband, one son, Byron E. Rutan of Wyalusing and two daughters, Mrs. Lee Farr of Wyalusing township and Mrs. Martin Sterling of Camptown. She is also survived by two brothers, Perrin W. Camp of Tamauqua, Pa., and Victor E. Camp of Spring Hill. Submitted by Patty Shumway pshumway@epix.net

CHAMBERLIN - Donald Lavern Chamberlin, 70, of New Albany, Pa., diedon Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Donald "Gadget" was born Nov. 11, 1938, to the late Cleon and Camile (LaRue) Chamberlin, and graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School. He spent most of his life in the Wyalusing area and worked at Taylor Packing for more than 47 years in several supervisory positions, retiring from there in December 2006. During his retirement he had been employed by Cargill buying cattle two days a week at the Wyalusing Livestock Auction. He enjoyed hunting every November in Tupper Lake, N.Y., as well as time spent on his snowmobile and four-wheeler. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, whom he married July 7, 1973; sons, Ben (Cheryl) Chamberlin of Wyalusing, Pa., Donald (Therese) Chamberlin of Factoryville, Pa., and Jim (Lisa) Berry of Wyalusing; daughters, Denise Stover of Meshoppen, Pa., and Danielle (Bobby Romano) Chamberlin, at home; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ronald (Joyce) Chamberlin of Alabama, David (Kathy Sweeney) Chamberlin of Wyalusing and Butch (Marlene) Chamberlin of Wyalusing; sisters Audrey (Larry) Snyder of Sugar Run, Pa., and Pat (Tom) Heyer of Wysox, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins; plus two very special friends, Carl Mader and Jason Ambs. He was predeceased by a son, Howard A. Berry; grandson, Tyler Donald Wood; and his parents, Cleon and Camile Chamberlin. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, and 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Tuesday, April 7, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Church and Marsh streets, Wyalusing . Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers are: Mark Chamberlin, Mike Chamberlin, Chris Snyder, Ted Snyder, Brett Chamberlin, Kevin Chamberlin, Wade Pickett and Johnny Nystrand.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or a charity of one's choice.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 4/4/2009

CHAMBERLIN –MRS. G. ARLINE BAKER, age 84, of 19 Cruver Court, Laceyville, Pa. (North Flat), died on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, 2004 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, Pa.  She was born in Auburn Four Corners, Pa. on Sept. 24, 1919, the daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Henry Chamberlin.  She was the wife of John Baker, who died June 20, 1974.  Mrs. Baker was employed by American Meter, in Wyalusing, Pa.; Rinevelds, in New Albany, Pa. and retired from the A. J. Shoe factory, in Tunkhannock, Pa.  She was a devoted member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 534, Wyalusing, Pa.  She was also a charter member of the 40 & 8 Unit of Bradford, Potter, and Tioga Co. she was Past District President of the Bradford, Potter, and Tioga Co. Council.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge of Tunkhannock, Pa.   Arline was also a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Gail Rae and husband Melton Armitage, of Laceyville, Pa.; donna and husband Skip Driggs, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and Linda Sigman of Charleston, W.Va., a sister Wanda Wilson, of Vestal, N.Y. and 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, Brian Sigman, a brother, Cleon Chamberlin, and two sisters, Evelyn Cobb and Beva Baker.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, July 23, at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. with rev. Joe Billingsley, of the Mehoopany Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary Post #534, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLAPPER Angie -  Wyalusing Woman Died Saturday at Home of Her Daughter in Endicott at age of 79. Largely Attended funeral Services were held here this afternoon for Mrs. Angie C. Gaylord at her home on Church Street, with Rev. W. A. Parsons, minister of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was made in Wyalusing Cemetery. Mrs. Gaylord died
Saturday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lewis Pierce in Endicott, NY. at the age of 79 years, having been born November 26,1860. She was a member of the local Presbyterian Church and sang in its choir, and was a charter member of the Fortnightly Club. Her survivors are: one son, Harry E. Gaylord of Wyalusing; two daughters, Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. George Maxfield, both of Endicott; one sister; Mrs. Josephine Carter of Laceyville; and seven grandchildren, Janet and Joanna Gaylord of Wyalusing; Marion and Bette Ann Maxfield of Endicott; Helen and Pawling Stalford of Endicott; and Robert Pierce of San Francisco.- Wyalusing Rocket 1940. Submitted By Bonny Sutton

CLAPPER  Mrs. Verna J. Davis, 92, of RR 2 Box 2093, Laceyville, Pa. (Indian Hill), died at the Highlands, in Laporte, Pa., on Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, 2010, where she had been a resident since October 2009. Mrs. Davis was formally of Clapper Hill, and South Auburn.  She was born on Clapper Hill, Bradford County, Pa., on Jan. 12, 1918, the daughter of the late O.D. and Lena SMITH Clapper. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her first husband H. Charles MCMICKEN who died
on March 10,1977, and her second husband Myron K. Davis who died
on Sept. 29, 2003.  Mrs. Davis worked as a waitress at Betty's Diner on Browntown Mountain, between Wyalusing and Laceyville, for many years. She also was a seamstress at the Meshoppen Dress Factory from 1965 until her retirement in 1990. In her spare time she enjoyed baking, especially making wedding cakes for many couples, in and around South Auburn. She also loved to sew, making many of her Christmas gifts for her family and friends. In her later years, she enjoyed fishing at many of the ponds around South Auburn.  Besides being very active in the South Auburn community, she was a 60-year member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188.  Surviving are: her two sons and her daughter-in-laws Charles O. and Pat McMicken of Laceyville, Pa. and Neale and Patti McMicken of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; her extended family of her step-daughter, Suzanne Davis, of Detroit, Mich., and her step-sons, Clarke Davis, of Towanda, Pa., Myron David Davis of Baltimore, Md., Phillip Michael Davis of Wyalusing, Pa., and Lloyd Davis of Athens, Pa.; 15 step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; also surviving are her sister, Mrs. Blanche Woodruff of Chenango Forks, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet A. Thompson, who died
on May 25, 2003, and her son-in-law, Charles L. Thompson, who died
on June 6, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Ernest Clapper Sr., Daniel O. Clapper Sr., Clifford Clapper and Lynn Clapper.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Guy Rathmell of the Eaton Baptist Church in Tunkhannock, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.  February 10, 2010, The Towanda Daily Review.

COBB -  Mrs. Laura E. Otis, age 85, of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, in Wyalusing, Pa., formerly of Camptown, Pa., died, late Wednesday evening, March 4, 2009, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born in LeRaysville, Pike Township, Bradford County, Pa., on April 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Purl C. and Susan E. Goodwin Cobb. Growing up in Wyalusing, she graduated in 1941 from the Wyalusing High School.  In 1942, she married the late Carl E. Otis on June 27. She was a housewife most of her life, before becoming a cafeteria worker at the Wyalusing Valley High School, from where she retired.  Surviving are her sons and their wives, Max and Claire Otis of Monroeton, Pa., Ted Otis of Wyalusing, Rocky Otis of Stevensville, Pa., Daryl and Joyce Otis of Camptown, and Randy and Joan Otis of Lawton, Pa. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Calvin "Toot" and Ruth Cobb of Wellsboro, Pa., as well as 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mae is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Betty Hillis of Wyalusing, Peg Cobb of Hollenback, Pa., and Laurell Cobb of South Auburn, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Adelbert Otis of Wyalusing; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas E. Otis and Robert C. Otis, and three brothers, Ted Cobb, Robert Cobb and Richard Cobb.  Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Wyalusing Cemetery, with her brother, Mr. Calvin Cobb, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Herrickville Fire Department.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.

Mrs. Laura (Mae) Otis, 85, of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, formerly of Camptown, PA, died late Wednesday evening, March 4, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born in LeRaysville, Pike Township, Bradford Co., on April 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Purl C. and Susan E Goodwin Cobb. Growing up in Wyalusing, she graduated in 1941 from Wyalusing High School. In 1942, she married the late Carl E. Otis on June 27.  She was a housewife most of her life before becoming a cafeteria worker at the Wyalusing Valley High School, where she retired from.  Surviving are her sons and their wives, Max and Claire Otis of Monroeton, Ted Otis of Wyalusing, Rocky Otis of Stevensville, Daryl and Joyce Otis of Camptown and Randy and Joan Otis of Lawton. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Calvin (Toot) and Ruth Cobb of Wellsboro, as well as 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Betty Hillis of Wyalusing, Peg Cobb of Hollenback and Laurel Cobb of South Auburn; a brother-in-law, Adelbert Otis of Wyalusing and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas E. Otis and Robert C. Otis; three brothers, Ted Cobb, Robert Cobb and Richard Cobb.  Graveside memorial services were held at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing Cemetery, on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, with her brother, Calvin Cobb, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Herrickville Fire Department, RR 3 Box 269A, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rider Down Foundation at www.riderdown.org in Lincoln’s memory.  RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.

COBB   Robert C. Cobb Sr., 72, of Sugar Run, PA, died suddenly at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001.  Born on August 7, 1928 in Stevensville, PA a son of the late Pearl Calvin and Susan GOODWIN COBB.  On October 19, 1953 he married Marguerite H. WILLIAMS in Laceyville, PA.. They enjoyed 47 years as a loving couple.  In 1955 he began working for the Wyalusing School District as a custodian and after 31 years he retired in 1986 as head custodian.  Robert was a lifelong resident of the Wyalusing area.  He loved to hunt, fish, playing baseball in his younger years, and most of all he loved the time he could spend with his grandchildren at their sporting events.  He is survived by his wife; Marguerite at home; six children and their spouses; Robert and Debra COBB Jr. of Laceyville, PA Ted and Terri COBB  of Herrickville, PA, Terry and Terry COBB of Wyalusing, PA, Robert and Patsy WIGGINS of Drums, PA David and Donna WIGGINS of Sayre, and Joan and Burton ADAMS of Colley, PA; two brothers and sister-in-laws; Calvin and Ruth COBB of Wellsboro and Richard and Laurell COBB of South Auburn, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura Mae and Carl OTIS of Standing Stone and Herrickville, PA; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Ted COBB.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Hollenback United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly DAVENPORT officiating.  Interment will be held in the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be directed to the Critical Care Unit of Memorial Hospital, One Memorial Drive, Towanda, PA, 18848, In Robert's name

ERNEST WESLEY COLE SR., age 87, of Orwell Township Rome RR 1 died Jan. 17, 2005 at Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  Family and friends remember Ernest Ernie or E.W.) as the tireless worker, generous friend, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he was the majority of his life.  In addition to farming the land he was born on in Herrick Township, he worked over the years as a logger, trucker, foreman at J. V. Taylor’s, construction worker and cattle buyer.  He also served as a township supervisor and Republican committeeman, and on the Wyalusing School Board.  Born in 1917 to Rev. Frank and Francelia Hall Cole the ninth of twelve children, he developed – as did all his siblings – a life-long talent and love for music.  In his early years he was the leader of the Camptown community band and he sang solo and with others publicly until recent years.  He is survived by his seven children and their spouses; Bonita and John Lyles of Chicago, Ill.; Ralph “Sam” and Peggy Cole of Goshen, Va.; Nancy Cole and Peter Seidman of Miami, Fla.; Ernest and Lourdes Cole of Granville Summit, Pa.; James and Susan Cole of Rummerfield, Pa.; Jeffrey and Tiffany Cole of North Rome, Pa.; and Timothy Cole of Rome, Pa.  He also leaves 11 grandchildren; Theresa Evans; Jeremy, Curtis, Grant, Sara, Edward and Jared Cole; Jennifer Sherman; and Kyla and Shianne Lyles.  He also had three great-grandchildren: Zachary Cole, Damian Montgomery and Olivia Evans.  He is also survived by four sisters: Anna Laura O’Connor, Wilma Jennings, Elaine Gardner, and Jan Ardsley, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Harry Gardner, George and Dorothy Lehman, Janet Knouse, Jack and Betty Knouse, and Marsh Lehman.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Lois Ann Lehman Cole, as well as by brothers Carelton, Milton, and Ralph, and by sisters Lyndel Burlington, Joy Moffett, Myrtle Reeve, and Eloise Welliver.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Herrickville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen Learn, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, c/o Ruth Weingartner, RR 1, Box 35, Stevensville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

CONNER Reese G. Conner
88, of Cherry Township, Dushore, Pa., died
on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Dar-Way Elder Care in Forksville, Pa. He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, a son of the late Kemerly and Edna (Kingsley) Conner. A native of Sullivan County, Reese was born in Cherry Township, on the family dairy farm, where he worked until 1965. He worked several years for Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Reese worked for the Masonite Corporation in Towanda for 17 years; after his retirement Reese worked part-time for Saxe's Farms. Reese married the former Ruth Jackson of Wyalusing in March of 1955, and they celebrated 36 years of marriage until her passing in 1991. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, of Dushore. He was also a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F.&.A.M, of Monroeton, Scottish Rite, of Williamsport, and Irem Temple, of Dallas. Reese enjoyed traveling, especially the cruises with the Lutheran church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching sports, particularly Penn State football.  He leaves surviving: two sons, Harold R. (Serinda R.) Conner of Milton, Del., and Alan J. Conner of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Leland Conner of California; two sisters, Iona Petrelli Cummack of New York and Alice Meggiblaro of Clifton, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Lois Conner of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Lydia R., Cyrus M. and Ethan L. Conner, of Milton, Del. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers Earl Conner and Kemerly Conner. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will follow at noon in the funeral home, with the Rev. Randele Albers, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to: American Cancer Society , Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, in memory of Mr. Reese G. Conner. – Towanda Daily Review, May 14, 2010

FLORENCE COREY, 89, FORMERLY OF Wyalusing died Wednesday evening, April 29, 1998, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born April 22, 1909, in Terry Township, she was a daughter of the late DeWitt and Dessie Decker Corey.  In early years, Florence was employed by Sayre Lingerie in Sayre and later by the Meshoppen Dress Factory.  She was formerly employed by the Middendorf Hotel in Wyalusing.  Surviving are a brother, Harold James Corey of Wysox, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Almeda Kinner, in 1977, and Mary Ellen May, in 1993, and a brother, Isaac Corey, in 1998.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 3, 1998, at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. David Welles, pastor of the Saco Road Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, at a later date.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: Saco Road Baptist Church, PO Box 150, Towanda, Pa. in Florence Corey’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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