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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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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. 

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Wyalusing Cemetery 2006 Listing


DAVIS - Mr. Michael Sean Davis, age 39, of RR2 Box 145, Wyalusing, Pa. (Terrytown), diedin Terrytown, Pa., late Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2009. Mike was born in Sayre, Pa. on March 10, 1970, the son of Clarke D. Davis and Carol L. Repsher Furman. Mike grew up and he was a resident of the Wyalusing area most of his life. While growing up, he attended the Wyalusing Valley High School. Michael was employed as an over-the-road truck driver. Michael was an avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite drivers being Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was also a Dallas Cowboys football fan, and Penn State football fan. Mike also loved fishing and watching his children play baseball. Michael is survived by his parents, Clarke D. Davis, of Wyalusing, Pa. and his mother and step father, Carol L. and Jim Furman, of Wyalusing, Pa.; his children, Branden M. Davis, of Wyalusing, Pa., Dylan J. Davis, and Sean K. Davis, both of Tunkhannock, Pa., Kasandra L. Valdez, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Michelle L. Davis, of Wyalusing, Pa., Taylor M. Davis, and Katelyn R. Davis, both of Tunkhannock, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Boyer, of Laceyville, Pa.; his brother and his wife, Scott and Jeannie Davis, of Athens, Pa.; his sister and her friend, Kimberly Davis and Carol Bruno, of Wyalusing, Pa.; and a special niece, Olivia Davis, of Athens, Pa. Michael is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarke David Davis, on Oct. 20,1968; a sister, Michelle Lynn Davis, on April 19, 1964; his paternal grandparents, Myron and Betty Davis; and a maternal grandfather, Frank Repsher Jr.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Penney Rahm of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the charity of the donor's choice.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 5/28/2009 Wyalusing Rocket May 28, 2009

DEMPSEY - Doris Dempsey Kunkle, age 84, of Wyalusing, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, with her loving family at her side.  Doris was born in Mildred, Pa. on Jan. 18, 1925; one of nine children of the late James P. and Florence SHARP Dempsey. She attended Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1943.  She married Norman Kunkle of Wyalusing on Feb. 9, 1948. Doris was a homemaker all her life and a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Doris was an active member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing.  Surviving are her spouse, Norman, at home; a daughter: Norma Lee Farrell, of Wyalusing; two sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher (Theresa) Kunkle of Sugar Run and Kevin and Barbara Kunkle of Sugar Run; five grandchildren, Scott (Anastasia) Farrell, of Dushore, Malindia (Brad) Fassett, of Laceyville, Tiffany (Nolan) Robinson, of Laceyville, Tony (Melissa) Kunkle of Laceyville, Brett Wildoner, of Meshoppen; eight great-grandchildren, Derek Farrell, Vinny Baumunk, Collin Fassett, Daphne Fassett, Parker Robinson, Piper Robinson, twins Curtis & Chloe Kunkle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward (Bud) Dempsey of Buffalo, N.Y., James and Rosina Dempsey, of Palm Bay, Fla., Gerald and Sylvia Dempsey of Dover, Del.; sisters, Isabel Fitzgerald Schlegal of Camp Hill, Pa., Mary Finan of Dushore, Loretta Calaman of Martinsville, Va. and Jane Freiler, of Dushore.  She was predeceased by a sister Kathryn Flynn on June 20, 1992.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to St. Mary's Church, RR4 Box 4003, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  08 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

DIBBLE CHARLOTTE E. HONCHELL, age 84, of Browntown, Wyalusing, died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at her home.  Charlotte was born in Wyalusing, on Aug. 11, 1913, a daughter of the late Sloan Ross and Millie Almira Davis Dibble.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1929.  She also graduated from the Elmira Business College, Elmira, N.Y.  She worked in Harrisburg, Pa., until her marriage to E. Melvin (Mickey) Honchell of Wyalusing in 1937.  They worked at Dibble’s Market in Wyalusing for many years until purchasing the market in 1959, when they changed the name to Honchell’s Market.  Mickey predeceased her in 1974 and Charlotte continued to operate the market until she retired and sold the market in 1987.  Charlotte was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of Meshoppen Chapter 70, O.E.S.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Henri Honchell of Towanda; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and George Hildebrand of White Plains, Md., and Lynn and Robert Westover of Wyalusing; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Harriett Dibble of Wyalusing; a sister-in-law, Virginia Gatch of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce Sloan Dibble of Wyalusing, on Dec. 18, 1993.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at 11:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. William Reid officiating.  Interment will be the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.  Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  Memorials are directed to Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DONOVAN –MRS. CATHERINE M. GOODE, age 78, of Wyalusing died on Monday, May 23, 2005.  Catherine was born in New York City on June 22, 1926, a daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Cashman Donovan.  She married Thomas F. Goode Jr. of New York City, in May of 1951.  Catherine and Tom retired to Wyalusing in 1970.  Tom preceded her on Aug. 16, 2004.  Surviving are her son, Kevin Goode, of Benton City, Was.; her daughters, Katherine Phillips-Bruno of Waverly, N.Y., and Susan Goode of Rochester, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Amy, Julie, Bonnie, Susan, Joseph and Judson; nine great-grandchildren; and her dear friend, Virginia Sperlazzo.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wyalusing with the Rev. Kenneth M. Segar, her pastor presiding.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. at the P. Dean Homet Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing on Thursday, May 26.  –Towanda Daily Review.
Wyalusing, Bradford Co., PA

DOUGLAS   Jonathan "John" Philip Douglas, age 81, of Grant Hill, Sugar Run RR 1, died on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born on May 25, 1919, in Sugar Run, a son of the late Claude and Mildred HARTFORD DOUGLAS.  On June 24, 1939, he married his wife, Jessie, in Meshoppen, PA.  They celebrated 61 years of loving marriage.  John was a U.S. Naval veteran, having served during World War II as a seaman second class.  Prior to his retirement in 1982, he was employed by Bernard Hoover Saw Mill as a sawyer.  He was a former member of Wyalusing American Legion.  He enjoyed time spent camping, hunting and at horse shows.  He left surviving his wife; Jessie DOUGLAS at home; three children; Philip H. (Bernie) Douglas of Hanford, CA, Ivan W. DOUGLAS of Hollenback and Shelia E. JOHNSON of Sugar Run; two sisters; Eunice M. DODGE of Towanda and Reva J. BOSWORTH of Sugar Hollow, PA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph A. DOUGLAS, and an infant grandson.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. in McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly DAVENPORT, pastor of the Hollenback Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday evening, Nov. 7, 2000, at McHenry Funeral Home, in Wyalusing from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers , the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in John Douglas' memory.

 

DOUGLAS Joseph A., 57, of Sugar Run (Grant Hill) died on Saturday afternoon, April 28, 1979, a a result of a tractor accident.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1;30 p.m. from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  Burial will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home Church St., Wyalusing, PA.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

DUNKLEE Dale E. Dunklee
of Sugar Run, Pa., died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at his home with his loving spouse at his side. Dale was born in Wyalusing, Pa., on Feb. 20, 1926, a son of the late Elanson D. and Gladys Bahr Dunklee. He attended Wyalusing High School, from which he left to join the Marines. He served in World War II from 1942-1945, he also served in the reserves during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He married Florence Thiesen of Wyalusing, Pa., on July 15, 1946. They ran the Dunklee Bar and Restaurant in Wyalusing for a number of years. Dale then went to work for Sylvania, from which he retired after 33 years of service in 1984. Dale was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and the Asylum VFW Post No. 6072. Dale enjoyed building things and working with his hands, he built both of his homes, including the house in Sugar Run with the help of his son-in-law. He enjoyed spending time with family, hunting and fishing, and wintering in Florida. Surviving: his spouse: Florence at home; daughters and sons-in-law: Kay (Marshall) McNeal of Troy, P., Gail (Ronald) Salsman of Benton, Pa.; grandchildren: Stacy (Johan) Broeke of Zurich, Switzerland, Nicole (John) Imbt of Troy, Pa., Traci (Robert) Gilliland of Troy, Pa., Korrinne (Jamie) Bricker of Millville, Pa., Jarod Salsman of State College, Pa., Kevin (Debbie) McNeal of Middletown, Pa.; brother: Kirk (JoEllen) Dunklee of Palmyra, Va.; 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Dale was predeceased by three brothers; Donald, Keith, and Malcomb, and a sister Gainora Staley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Penney M. Rahm, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa. Services are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and the Asylum VFW Post No. 6072. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review - November 10, 2010

DUNKLEE - M. Keith Dunklee, 85, of Laurel, MD, died on Saturday evening, Oct. 3, 2009.  Born in Wyalusing, he was the son of Elanson and Gladys (BAHR) Dunklee and lived most of his life in Maryland.  He graduated from Wyalusing High School with the Class of 1942. He then entered the U.S. Army as a medical technician serving in the European Theater until 1946. Under the GI Bill, he attended Syracuse University, graduating with a degree in Psychology in 1950.  Keith worked for Chrysler Corporation as an East Coast region merchandising manager, working with auto dealers throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. One of his primary roles was setting up the Chrysler portion of the annual new car shows for the Mid-Atlantic region.  He resided in University Park, MD for many years and served as their town councilman for eight years. Following the example of his father, Elanson, who had held various offices in Wyalusing town government, Keith also undertook the same function in his community. University Park is a small suburb of Washington, DC and elected officials there deal with much the same issues familiar to Wyalusing residents.  Keith was a member of the Riverdale Presbyterian Church for 43 years at which time he served as deacon, elder and on the church session. Each year he volunteered for a program called “Safe Haven,” supervising the shelter of homeless men, who spent their nights at the church.  Music was important to Mr. Dunklee throughout his life. Starting with the clarinet in the high school band, he sang with the IBM Corporation Men’s Chorus and a Madrigal group during his college years. His beautiful baritone voice was often heard as a soloist at weddings and funerals. The light of his life was performing with a singing trio called the “Three Keys.” Formed by brothers John Keeler, Bill Keeler and Keith, the “Three Keys” were always well received by audiences hearing performances of show tunes and the trio’s performing skits.  Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Leona (WOZNICKI) Dunklee and his three sons and their spouses, Scott and Michelle of Croom, MD, Craig and Margie of Elkridge, MD and Keith K. of Arlington, VA; three grandchildren, Brandon, Kaitlyn and Katie; brothers, Dale Dunklee of Wyalusing and Kirk Dunklee of Charlottesville, VA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and Malcolm and his sister, Gainora.  A memorial service will be held at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Road, University Park, MD on Oct. 17. Burial will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 11240 Waples Mill Rd. #402, Fairfax, VA 22030.  15 October 2009, The Wyalusing Rocket Courier.

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifDUNKLEE –MADELENE D. McCARTY, 100, of Chillaway Farms, Browntown, Wyalusing passed quietly away on Sunday May 6, 2001 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.  Madelene was born April 26, 1901 in Monroeton the daughter of the late Maynard D. and Emma LaFrance Dunklee.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in 1920 and stayed active with the alumni association.  Mrs. McCarty was a 62-year member of Mach-wi-hi-lusing DAR Chapter and served as Regent from 1968 to 1971 and also attended continental congress in Washington, D.C. several times.  Madelene was honored as a 50-year member of the former Wyalusing Chapter Number 523 Order of the Easter Star on June 18, 1998 and continued as a member until her death.  She was the oldest member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and was honored by the church on April 26 with a 100th Birthday card shower.  On April 14, Easter Sunday, Madelene was surprised and honored with an early 100th birthday celebration with her immediate family including; her four grandchildren and their husbands and wives, and five great-grandchildren, some of whom she had never seen.  Madeline married M. Graydon McCarty of Wyalusing on Aug. 25, 1926.  They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1981 and Graydon predeceased her on March 13, 1982.  They resided, since 1945 on Chillaway Farms, which is known as the oldest Freidshutten Indian Settlement Farm in Bradford County.  Surviving are her: son and daughter-in-law, Robert Taylor and Marilyn McCarty of Chillaway Farms; four grandchildren and spouses, Julie and John Gamble of New Brunswick, N.J., Jane and Scott Johnson of Chesapeake, Va., Rob L. and Rhonda McCarty of Chillaway Farms and Ron L. and Toni McCarty of Chillaway Farms; five great-grandchildren, twins Lucas and Miranda Johnson of Chesapeake, Va. and Alyssa, Kirstin and Silas McCarty of Chillaway Farms.  She was predeceased by her brother, Elanson D. Dunklee on Feb. 23, 1989.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa. or the Wyalusing Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD E. DURLAND, age 67, of Wyalusing, Pa., died unexpectedly on July 1, 2005 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. a son of the late Eliel and Anna Oliver Durland.  On Dec. 3, 1955, Richard married the former Joan Kinsley in the Zion Lutheran Church in Dushore.  In 1958, the relocated to the Wyalusing area.  Dick was a well known and respected self-employed general contractor.  He was a member of the Wyalusing Fire & Ambulance Association; the Wyalusing High School Booster Club; the Wyalusing Rainbow Club, and is a Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M.  He is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Joan Durland, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Joanne Durland of Dushore, Pa.; a son Randy Durland of Wyalusing, Pa., a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Gerry McMahon of Dushore, Pa.; by three brothers, William Durland of Wilmot, Pa., Eugene Durland of Lovelton, Pa., Arthur Durland of Dushore, Pa.; by four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Durland, Jr. in 1976.  A private memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Randele Albers, pastor of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Dushore, officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, July 4, 2005 at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 4 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ELY Harriet Eloise Ely Girven

age 82, of Sugar Run, Pa., died Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, with her loving family at her side.  Harriet was born on March 5, 1929, a daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Tuttle Ely. She attended the Wyalusing Valley High School. She married Calvin Girven of Sugar Run, on June 8, 1946. She helped around the farm and raised her family. As the children got older she worked for a couple years at Betty's Diner. Harriet then went to work as a rural mail carrier for Sugar Run, from which she retired after more than 20 years of service. In her retirement she traveled extensively, having been to Nova Scotia, Alaska, and all over the continental U.S. on bus trips.  She was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Wilmot Fire Company, and a past member of Wilmot Township Board of Election. She loved working in her flower beds, reading, and watching the hummingbirds. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, David (Nicole) Girven, Chad, Africa, Kevin (Barb) Girven, Sugar Run, Pa., Randy (Connie) Girven, Sugar Run, Pa., Tim (Betsy) Girven, Sugar Run, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn (Karl) Snyder, Wyalusing, Pa., Kathy (John) Braun, Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Tracy) Moon, Springville, Pa., Adam (Caralee) Girven, Alburtis, Pa., Fatime (Abde) Akhouna, Chad, Africa, Koufra Girven, Albuquerque, N.M., Daniel Girven, Chad, Africa, Christopher Hansel, Media, Pa., Phillip (Bernarda) Hansel, Norrisbown, Pa., Justin Girven, Sugar Run, Pa., Ryan Girven, Sugar Run, Pa., Derek (Jennie) Girven, Marion Heights, Pa., Jason (Dana) Girven, Sugar Run, Pa., Jeremy (Renee) Girven, Fayetteville, N.C., Brett (Kiley) Girven, West Lafayette, Ind., Sarah (Steven) Brunell, San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, McKenzi, Logan, Karima, Koufra, Ahmir, Batoul, Oliver, Marayna, Arabella, Ivy, Alexis, Calvin, Aiden, and Samantha; brother Carl (Marlene) Ely, Clay, N.Y.; sister, Carleen (Pete) Fitzgerald, Sugar Run, Pa.; sisters-in-law Lelia (Glenn) Custer, Tunkannock, Pa., and Grace Ely, Wyalusing, Pa.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Calvin Girven, her twin brother Harry Ely, brother Donald Ely, sisters Emogene Adams and Laura Sabonski, and granddaughter Hawa Girven.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev Rich Vieldhouse, presiding. Following the service interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Wyalusing Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or the Wilmot Fire Company, c/o Katie Stoddard, Sugar Hill Road, Sugar Run, PA 18846.   Towanda Daily Review – September 27, 2011 

 

ELY LAURA
Daily Review on 9/23/2007
Mrs. Laura Ely Sobonski, age 72, of Lake Carey, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Laura was born on the family farm on Grant Hill, Wilmot Township, on March 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Tuttle Ely. She attended Grant Hill School and graduated from the Wyalusing High School.  She married William Sobonski, who predeceased her.  Laura began working at the Bendix Plant in Montrose and after a lay-off, went to the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Co. of Mildred, Pa. She later returned to Bendix, from which she retired after 33 years of service.  After retirement Laura began her second career as a water dowser. She used her God-given talent throughout eastern Pennsylvania, finding water for many people. An accomplished dowser, she was inducted into the Water Dowser's Hall of Fame.  She also enjoyed fishing and riding her motorcycles. She owned three BMW cycles, a 1951, and a '53 and '63 that had sidecars attached.  She was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church. Surviving are: her son, Joseph Ely of Sugar Run, Pa.; stepson, Thomas Sobonski of Friendsville, Pa.; stepdaughter, Judy Sobonski of Kirkwood, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Marlene Ely of Clay, N.Y.; sisters and brother-in-law, Harriet Girven of Sugar Run, and Carleen and Peter Fitzgerald of Sugar Run; special friends, Gwen and Glenn Purdy of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and many other friends too numerous to mention as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Harry Ely, in 1999, and Donald Ely, in 2001, and a sister, Emogene Adams, in 2004. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home and from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are directed to: Hollenback United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or the Wilmot Fire Company, RR 1 Box 48-A, Sugar Run, Pa. 18846. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

FARR - Daisy Elizabeth Farr, age 77, of Wyalusing, PA died peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2008 at her home. Daisy was born November 15, 1930 in Sayre, PA a daughter of the late Clyde and Helen Keithline Farr. Daisy worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda, PA for many years. Daisy was a loving mother and was a very active member of the Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion Auxiliary, Wyalusing, PA. Surviving: Four sons: Allen Fassett Meshoppen, PA Wheaton Fassett Jr. Mehoopany, PA Timothy John Fassett Meshoppen, PA Mark Wheaton Fassett Harpersville, NY : Daughter: Kathy Hamar Kirkwood, NY : Two brothers: Roland Farr Statesville, NC John Farr Milton, PA: Four sisters: Geraldine Farr Madill Tunkhannock, PA Barbara Richter Lovelton, PA Mildred Smith Colley, PA Mary Jane Stephenson Mehoopany, PA Numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons; Stephen Fassett and Wayne Fassett, two brothers, Robert Glen Farr and David E. Farr, three sisters; Evelyn Farr, Shirley Farr and Betty Louise Farr. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Jean L. Swett officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the Homer funeral home on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com . Homer Funeral Home Obituary March 18, 2008 Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  I would like to note she was divorced from  Wheaton D. Fassett, Sr. After her divorce she took her maiden  name Farr back.

FARR - Daisy Elizabeth Farr, 77, of Wyalusing, PA died peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2008 at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1930 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Helen Keithline Farr. She worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years. Daisy was a loving mother and was a very active member of the Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion Auxiliary, Wyalusing. Surviving are four sons, Allen Fassett of Meshoppen, Wheaton Fassett, Jr. of Mehoopany, Timothy John Fassett of Meshoppen and Mark Wheaton Fassett of Harpursville, NY; daughter, Kathy Hamar of Kirkwood, NY; two brothers, Roland Farr of Statesville, NC and John Farr of Milton; four sisters, Geraldine Farr Madill of Tunkhannock, Barbara Richter of Lovelton, Mildred Smith of Colley and Mary Jane Stephenson of Mehoopany and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Stephen Fassett and Wayne Fassett; two brothers, Robert Glen Farr and David E. Farr; three sisters, Evelyn Farr, Shirley Farr and Betty Louise Farr. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Jean L. Swett officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 20 Mar 2008

STEPHEN RICHARD FASSETT, 46, OF Wyalusing, Pa., went home to be with our heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Steven was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Windham Township, Wyoming County, at the home of his grandparents, Helen and Clyde Farr, son of Wheaton Fassett and Daisy Farr Fassett.  His great-aunt, Sadie Grow helped bring him into this world.  Steve graduated from the Tunkhannock High School, class of 1966, and entered the United States Marine Corps in July of 1966.  He served in Vietnam and was discharged in October 1969.  Steve was employed by GTE Sylvania (Osram) of Towanda until his illness forced him to retire.  As a member of the Penn-York Detachment Marine Corps League, he would travel on free weekends to the Bath, N.Y., V.A. Hospital to assist the patients in an outdoor event.  He also enjoyed overwhelmingly the Christmas trips to the hospital with the League to provide the patients with gifts and homemade goodies.  The annual outing at Hornbrook Park, Veterans Appreciation Day was a must for Steve.  Until 1993, he was there from start to finish.  In 1993, he was a guest.  In 1994 he was unable to attend.  Steve was also bowler on several teams; was a great slow pitch pitcher playing on local teams; and a great participant in the dart leagues.  Steve was also a member of Post 996, American Legion, Dushore, Pa.; Mehoopany V.F.W. Post 3583, and B.P.O.E Lodge 29191, Towanda.  He will be sadly missed by his mother; Daisy Farr Fassett of Wyalusing; Wheaton Fassett of Valley Crest Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre; sons; Sean and Tom Ennis of Florida; brothers; Wayne of Lovelton, Pa., Allen of Laceyville, Mark of Harpursville, N.Y., Wheaton Jr. and Timothy of Lovelton; sister Kathy Hamar of Binghamton, N.Y.; a special friend, Joseph Larnard of Towanda; three uncles and four aunts, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 17, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Chaplain of the Penn-York Detachment officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Graveside military services will be conducted by member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa.  All Legion members of various posts are asked to assemble and form an honor guard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, Pa.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to V.A. Volunteer Services, V.A. Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

AARON DREW ‘NORM’ FELTER, 26 of RR 1, Box 84A, Wyalusing, Pa. (Camptown), died early Sunday morning, Nov. 6, 2005, on state Route 6, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pa., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Aaron was born in Tunkhannock, Pa., on June 11, 1979, the son of Sandra Decker Felter and the late Edward E. Felter III, who died on Feb. 25, 1997.  Norm, as he was known to his friends, grew up around the Wyalusing area. He was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, Class of 1997.  For the last two years, Norma was employed as a fork-lift operator, for Kane Warehousing in Meshoppen, Pa., prior to that, he was employed as a truck driver for the Towanda Daily Review.  He was a member of the New Era United Methodist Church, where he attended when he was younger.  For the past several years, Norm was an active member of the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department No. 20, serving in the past as a department captain. Aaron was also an S.A.L member of the Wyalusing Legion Post No. 534.  In his spare time, Norm enjoyed being with is friends and family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting, and he was an avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt and the past few years Dale Earnhardt Jr.  He is survived by his mother, Sandra Decker Felter, and friend, Butch West, of Camptown, his two brothers, Edward E. Felter IV and friend, Emma Bates, and Hayden E. and his wife, Lisa Felter, all of Camptown; his stepbrothers, Eric West and friend Ashley Chilson of Towanda, Pa., and John his wife, Elizabeth West, of Birchardville, Pa.; his paternal grandfather, Mrs. Dorothy Felter of Wyalusing; three nieces, Breanna Marie Felter, Hailey Irene Felter and Kendyl Elizabeth Felter; a step-niece, Elisha Hope West; and a step-nephew, Michael Shay West; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Besides his father, Aaron was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Felter Jr. (2004) and maternal grandparents, Clyde E. Decker (1980) and Martha B. Decker (1974).  As Aaron was an active member of the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department will pass in review at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in memory of Aaron to the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, Pa.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

FERRIS - BLEMLE, Nancy Ferris
Nancy Ferris Blemle, age 64, diedpeacefully, early Friday morning, May 22, 2009 at the Golden Living Center, in Tunkhannock, PA, after a long battle with cancer. While in ill health, Nancy has been residing with her daughter, Alicia Ivey, in her home in Tunkhannock, she was formally of the Wyalusing area. Nancy was born in Elmira, NY on March 13, 1945, the daughter of the late Olaf Fred Ferris and Catherine Woodruff White. Growing up in Elmira, NY, Nancy attended the Southside High School, in Elmira, and also the Delkader Beauty School, in Elmira. For many years, Nancy owned her own beauty shop in Wyalusing and in New Era. For over 20 years, she was a secretary and bookkeeper at the Centre Video, in Towanda, PA. For 10 years, Nancy worked as a Lab Technician for Staff Management in the Procter and Gamble Paper Products plant in Mehoopany, PA. During many of those years, Nancy enjoyed being a Home Interiors Demonstrator. Nancy's greatest joy in life was being a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she loved solving puzzles, working on crafts, reading and gardening. Besides her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two sisters, Tina White, in July 1969, and Elaine Canfield in May 2002. She is survived by her children, Philip and his wife Julie Blemle, of New Albany (Wilmot), PA, and Alicia and her husband Mark Ivey, of Tunkhan nock, PA. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Adrielle, and Colin Blemle, Jaylynn Brennan, Courtney, Rayleigh and Kraigyn Blemle, and Hayden and Marissa Ivey. Nancy is also survived by her step mother, Ethel Ferris of Wyalusing, PA; and her two brothers, James and his wife Lynda Ferris, and Dennis Ferris and Janet Lewis, all of Elmira, NY, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Penny Rahm officiating. Interment will be at a later date, at the convenience of the family, in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent in Nancy's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Nancy's family would like to thank everyone for their caring thoughts and visits, prayers, floral arrangements, cards, donations, and all other kind and compassionate expressions for Nancy, during her years, and especially during the last few months, of her illness. Also to the Southern Care Hospice, and the Golden Living Center, for making her last weeks, the easiest as possible. Arrangements were made through The Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009

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Daily Review on 9/27/2007.
Pearl  G. Fisk  Dyer, age 90, of Wilmot Township, Pa., died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  She was born on June 20, 1917, in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Clyde W. and Mary C. Freudenburger Fisk.  Pearl had been a lifetime resident of Bradford County.  From 1946 until 2000 she lived on a farm in Wilmot Township. She took great pleasure in her time spent working on the farm.  In early years, she had been employed by Rynveld's Manufacturing in New Albany, giving 13 years of service.  On Oct. 2, 1986, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, the late George L. Dyer.  She leaves surviving her sons, Richard (Barbara) Dyer of Dushore RR and Allen (Bobbie) Dyer of Towanda RR; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Mapes, and by a brother, Cortez Fisk. A private family funeral service has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dennis Fox, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, and grandson the Rev. Ronald Dyer, pastor of the Bumpville Bible Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, R.R. 2, Box 145 A, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853; or the Bumpville Bible Church, SR 1046, Rome, Pa. 18837, in memory of Mrs. Pearl G. Dyer.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

FRANKLIN Paul G. Franklin

age 74, of Canton, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Paul was born June 5, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Glenwood and Mary Steele Franklin.  Surviving is his sister Gloriana Franklin of Troy, Pa.; brothers and sister-in-law Bob and life partner Jo Whitted of Cayuga, N.Y. and Larry (Carol) Franklin of Laceyville, Pa.; sister-in-law Ruth Franklin of Wyalusing, Pa.; uncle Harry Steele of Wyalusing, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Jerry Franklin on Aug. 15, 2009.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – November 7, 2012

 

FRIES - Mrs. Lydia Taylor, another of the old residents of Wyalusing died. She was the widow of Bascom Taylor and died of pneumonia at her home last Thursday night, Feb. 25, 1892. Her death was quiet and peaceful--she died as one falling asleep, without a struggle or murmur. Mrs. Lydia Shakelton Taylor was born Nov. 6th, 1818, at Knowlton, Sussex county, NJ. She was the daughter of James Fries, a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church, who moved to Troy, PA, sometime previous to 1843, in which year she was wedded to Bascom Taylor, of this place, who died in 1872. Mrs. Taylor was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church since a child and her husband was a ruling elder in the Second Presbyterian church at this place. She was a woman of noted thrifty and industrious habits, a most excellent and loving wife and mother, and greatly respected. Five sons survive and mourn their loss, viz: Samuel F., of Gravity, IA; J. V., of this place; Rev. J. B., of Walnut, IA; Frank F., of Gravity, IA; and Alton, youngest son, who resided with her. The funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 29th, at 2 o'clock p.m. Services were held in the old Presbyterian church, Rev. S. F. Colt preaching a touching and eloquent sermon. The remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining, beside those of her husband. The funeral was very largely attended. The pall-bearers were six nephews of Mrs. Taylor, viz: Mr. Fries of Columbia Cross Roads, Gordon Taylor of Towanda, Geo. Taylor of Laceyville, John Taylor of Spring Hill, H. B. Gaylord and J. R. Taylor of Wyalusing. When Rev. S. F. Colt was a young minister and preached here nearly fifty years ago, he met Mrs. Taylor as a bride and helped welcome her to her new home; and after the flight of so many years, with the burden of their sorrows and the light of their joy, he spoke the last sad farewell over her inanimate form.

FRYSTAK - Stanley A. Frystak, age 75, of Wyalusing RR2, PA, died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1927 in Montrose, a son of the late John and Julia Brudz Frystak. Mr. Frystak was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. On April 24, 1954, he married the former Frances Watkins in Montrose. Prior to his retirement in 1975, he was employed by Commonwealth Telephone Company. Stanley and his wife, Frances also had owned and operated the Edgefield Court, a motel in Wyalusing and in 1986, they sold the motel and retired to their farm in Terrytown. He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church of Wyalusing. He had lifetime memberships to the American Legion Post #534 of Wyalusing, the VFW and the Wyalusing Valley Fire Department. At one time, he served the Wyalusing community as Constable. He was also a past president of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. He enjoyed time spent with his family, farming and hunting when he was able. Stanley remained active and possessed a great fondness for the people of the Wyalusing Valley area and loved coming to town to see what was happening. He spent many years volunteering his time wherever needed, especially for our local Senior Citizens’ programs and leaves behind a host of friends. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Frances Frystak, at home; two children, Winifred Mosier and friend, Thomas Brown of Terrytown, Thomas and Susan (Wiles) Frystak of Macedonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Frystak, John Frystak, Chester and Janet Frystak, Walter and Alyce Frystak, all of Montrose; grandchildren, Jason and Janet Otis of Terrytown, Malinda Otis of Meshoppen, Betsy Ball of Terrytown, Valerie Mosier of Meshoppen, Russell and Leslie Peterson of Camptown and Keegan and Vicky Canfield of Dushore and by his 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Charlotte Frystak; a sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Bob Decker and a son-in-law, John Mosier. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar as celebrant. The casket was escorted in procession to Wyalusing Cemetery by fire trucks from the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Full military honors were accorded by American Legion Post #534 of Wyalusing. Pallbearers were Kevin Potter, Wayne Felter, Jack Milne, Rick Shaffer, Tom Miller and Paul Cresho. Friends and family called on Friday evening, Dec. 13 at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing Fire Company, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or to the Wyalusing Public Library, 202 Church St., PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Mr. Frystak’s memory. Wyalusing Rocket obituary. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifGAMBLE    Kathryn Gamble Layman, age 100, of Hollenback, and renowned teacher of the Wyalusing Area School District, died on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2000, at The Highlands Care Center in LaPorte.  Born Jan. 7, 1900, in Hollenback, Helen was the second daughter of Joseph S. and Carolyn SCOTT GAMBLE.  After completing eighth grade at Hollenback in 1914, she attended and graduated from Wyalusing High School in the class of 1918.  She was active in school activities including debate and Basketball and earned perfect-attendance awards in 1916 and 1917.  She was the last living member of her class.  By attending summer schools in Towanda (1918) and Mansfield (1919), she became certified to teach in a "country school."  During the next two years she taught 35 children in grades one through eight at the one-room Hollenback School.  Her salary of $45 per month enabled her to assist with her younger sister Marjorie's high school expenses, as her older sister Ethlyn had done for her.  Kathryn attended Bloomsburg State Normal School in 1920-22, majoring in English and science and earned a "Normal Certificate."  She interspersed teaching at Warren Center High School; working as an "assistant nurse" in Staten Island, NY; hospital; teaching at Neffsville Jr. High School in Manheim Township near Lancaster, PA, and Elmer Avenue Elementary in Sayre with several summer sessions at Bucknell University.  During the 1928-1929 year she attended Asbury College in Kentucky, taking literature and science courses that transferred to Bucknell.  While there, she participated in tennis and was on the basketball team.  Turning down a chance to teach in the Panama Canal Zone, she attended Bucknell full time during the 1929-1930 year.  She was elected to be the first president of student government by vote of the student body, and graduated in the class of 1930.  Employment in the following years
included being a Palmer Method Penmanship instructor at Shippensburg State Normal School and a Palmer Method Supervisor in the Collingswood, NJ schools and at the Tressler Orphans School in Loysville, PA.  Kathryn met Peter Layman at her sister Ethlyn's wedding , and they were married five years later on June 25,1931.  Following four shared teaching years at the Tressler School, they lived in the Boston, Mass. area from 1935 to 1942 while Kathlyn worked in Harvard's Personnel Office and was a research assistant for Prof. Morris B. LAMBIE in the Government Department.  They returned to their home area in 1942 and bought a farm in Hollenback, just over a mile from Kathlyn's parents' home.  Soon thereafter, their only child, Scott, was born, and Kathlyn devoted her time and energies to the home and family.  In 1950, Kathlyn replaced her mother as secretary of the Wilmont Township Supervisors, a position from which she retired in 1985, ending over a century of the position being held by a Gamble family member.  During the early 50s' she was active with the Wyalusing Cub Scout Pack as assistant den mother.  She was a member of the Great Books Discussion Group that met monthly in Towanda for several years in the 1950s' and was a regular attendence of the Community Concert Series that brought professional musicians to the area, in Towanda.  In 1955, her teaching career was renewed in the newly built Wyalusing Valley High School, where she taught a Junior  math and history and served as a Junior High School Student Counsel adviser.  It was especially meaningful to her that she, Peter and Scott shared the 1964-1965 school year (her last) as teachers, Peter at Montrose, and Scott at Mountain View Schools (his first).  Following her retirement in 1965, she frequently substituted until 1975.  Prior to, and following, retirement, she and Peter enjoyed hiking in the area mountains and on the Appalachian Trail in Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  She also enjoyed staying in the stone cabin Peter and Scott built, patterned after those on the trail.  Her love of nature and appreciation of its beauty made their several extensive cross-country driving trips to northeastern, western and southern states especially meaningful.  Family members were all- important to Kathlyn, and no times were more prized than family events in Ohio or Pennsylvania.  Attendance of concerts, church musicals programs, Scout award ceremonies, marching band competitions and birthdays filled the calendar.  During retirement years, she attended college graduations and marriages and witnessed their developing careers, and growing families.  Her kind words of encouragement and enthusiastic interest in their accomplishments have been an inspiration.  Her interest in, and devotion to, her former students is well-chronicled, long lived and consistent.  Whether they were in the classroom, on the athletic field or court, on the concert or theater stage, or simply in the street or in the store, Kathlyn was prone to give time and attention to those she had taught, their children and even their grandchildren.  Throughout her more than 30 years of retirement, she, along with Peter, attended hundreds of school events, often traveling to away contests or community events involving local youth.  Special recognition of their dedicated support was given in 1994 at the Wyalusing High School Sports Banquet, when the announcement was made that " in honor of their unselfish dedication to the young men and women of our community, tonight we dedicate this gymnasium in their honor as the Layman Gymnasium."  Always guarded about revealing her age, Kathlyn eventually accepted her uniqueness as one of those who approach the century mark.  On Jan 7, 2000, she celebrated her 100th birthday with family members, friends, Wyalusing School faculty and staff, and residents of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home.  Her mouth quietly formed words of the school alma mater as the singing took place.  It was evident she enjoyed the celebrity status she had achieved.  She and Peter observed their 69th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2000.  Surviving are; her husband Peter W. LAYMAN, a resident of the Highlands in LaPorte, and their son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sandra NACE LAYMAN of Mogadore, Ohio.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Dr. Martin W. LAYMAN, wife Margery, and daughters Amanda and Samantha of Chagin Falls, Ohio; Eric B. LAYMAN, wife Debra and daughter Hanna of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Karin L. CONROY, husband Edward and sons, Nathan and Ryan of Uniontown, Ohio.  The family will receive friends at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovesdale lane, Wyalusing, on Friday Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at the Homer Funeral Home on Saturday Oct. 21, 2000. at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  The family requests that memorial donations be made in Kathlyn's name to the "Kathlyn and Peter LAYMAN Scholarship Fund" at the People's State Bank, P.O. Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

HARRY E. GAYLORD:  Harry E, Gaylord, 71, prominent Wyalusing merchant and citizen. died at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Meshoppen, on Sunday evening, September 9. 1956 after several years of failing health.  In 1909, Mr. Gaylord married Nellie J. Comfort of Mainesburg, Pa. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing Lodge No, 618 F&AM, the Wyalusing Grange and for many years an active member of he Rainbow Club.  Survivors besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Roger Buell of Lyons, N.Y., and Mrs. Robert Hynes of Rochester, N.Y., a granddaughter, Kathleen Hynes; two sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the family home and burial was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

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 Mrs. Anna C. Girven  Barnhart, age 96, of Sugar Run, Pa., died on Sunday, July 8, 2007.  Anna was born in Elwell, Wilmot Township, Bradford County, on April 28, 1911, a daughter of the late Floyd and Agnes Steele Girven. She graduated from the Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school in Lovelton, Sugar Run, Wilmot, Moxie and Grant Hill schools for 17 years. She later worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Co., in Mildred, Pa., for 16 years before retiring. She married Claude E. (Fred) Barnhart of Sugar Run on May 5, 1938. Fred predeceased her on Aug. 21, 1998. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilmot.  Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Lelia and Glenn Custer of Tunkhannock, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Harriet Girven of Sugar Run; and several nieces and nephews, She was predeceased by her brothers, Calvin Girven, Layman Girven, Myron Girven, Paul Girven and Rush Girven, and sisters Aletha Stewart and Marie Santee.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Lori Robinson officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Brotzman  Daily Review on 7/9/2007

GOD –MARGARET A. HOOVER, 80 of Wyalusing RR 2, Terry Township died Saturday July 3, 1993 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 25, 1913 in Terry Township she was a daughter of the late William and Mae Johnson God.  Margaret was employed by the Towanda Folding Box Co. and the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for many years.  Surviving are; a daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Louis Croft, Wyalusing RR 2; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Marjorie Vanderpool, Wysox RR 2; a granddaughter and her husband, Ann and Brad Delmater, with whom she formerly resided, Wyalusing RR 2; a grandson, Ronald Croft, Wyalusing RR 2; two step-grandchildren, Bonnie Allen of Powell and Thomas Douglas of LeRaysville; a special great-granddaughter, Jessica Delmater, Wyalusing RR 2; great-grandchildren, Ronnie and Melissa Croft, Troy; a brother, Sevellon God, Towanda RR 2; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; her husband, Grover Hoover; a brother, Wilson God and a sister, Daisy Powers.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 7 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.  –Towanda Daily Review

GOWAN –RUTH I. MAPES, age 57, of Wilmot Twp., died at her home Friday morning June 6, 1984, after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Athens Twp., the daughter of Charles and Maude Robinson Gowan.  She graduated from Wyalusing High School Class of 1945.  Married in 1946, her marriage in Kenneth W. Mapes was the first conducted in the Moxie Community Church.  A born again Christian and a member of the Moxie Community Church, Mrs. Mapes was a leader in the AWANA Program.  She served as church delegate for conferences a number of times and was a teacher for D.V.S.  She was very active in the County Foster Children Program, having fostered 27 children.  Ruth Mapes was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother who has kept her family going through the best and worst of times, tackling all the problems that arose with determination and faith.  She was a great help and influence to her husband in building their farm to what it is today.  Aside from her duties as farm wife and mother, she worked for a number of years in the Sulcraft factory in Dushore.  She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. David (Fern) Davis, of Baltimore, Md.; three sons, Edward and his wife Tina, of Wilmot Twp., Kenneth H. and his wife Barb, of Wilmot Twp., and Charles and his wife and Pam; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Ardis) Hardenstine, of Elmira, N.Y., Coral Ward of Haywood, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Mary) Williams, of Wyalusing RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  One brother, Edward, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home in Wyalusing, with the Rev. Larry Thomas, pastor of the Moxie Community Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The family wishes that contributions be made to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRANGER - BENJAMIN
Linda Marie (Jane) Mr. B's Family Inn Age 55, of Elmira, NY. She was born September 17, 1949 in Elmira, daughter of Louis and Sonya (Thaufelder) Granger and died Monday, August 29, 2005, at home. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Charles F. Benjamin; father-in-law, George R. Simons; and nephew, Bobby-Lee C, Benjamin; and is survived by her husband, Gary L. Benjamin (Mr. B) whom she married on December 16, 1971 in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elmira; her parents, Louis & Sonya Granger of Watkins Glen; brothers, George (Karen) Granger of Lowman, NY, Ernie (Jeanie) Granger of Vestal, NY; sister, Elizabeth (Terry) Teeter of Lansing, NY; mother-in-law Doris J. Benjamin-Simons of Elmira; brothers-in-law Robert (Ellen) Benjamin and Charles L. (Karen) Benjamin both of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Kathy (George) Norton of Erin, Paula (Bill) Hartman, Joann Grover (Jerry), Penny Benjamin all of Elmira. She will also be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews. Linda was formerly employed with Chemung County ARC as a Resident Counselor. She owned Mrs. B's Cakes & Catering. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, August 31st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira with Rev. Cathy Stevenson officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, PA.

ELMER OSCAR GREENING age 86, of Evergreen, Pa. died on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa.  Elmer was born in Athens, Pa., a son of the late George Minor High School and married the former Dorothy Lilias Wells of Sugar Run, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1946.  His spouse Dot predeceased him on Aug. 18, 2000.  Elmer drove trucks for most of his life for local companies.  He enjoyed reading, watching television and caring for his lawn.  Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law.  Alice May and Gene Lehman Jr. of Monroeton, Pa., and Nancy Zambi of Towanda, Pa.; a grandson, Tony Zambi of Towanda, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by an infant daughter.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dennis W. Fox officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Memorials are directed to the New Albany Fire Company, P.O. Box 167, New Albany, Pa. or the New Albany Public Library, in care of Florence Campbell, RR 1 Box 5, New Albany, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

GUSTAFSON Mildred E. Loek

age 97, of Peachtree City, Ga. formerly of Lime Hill, Wyalusing, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Georgia.  Mildred was born on Dec. 23, 1914 in Suver, Ore., daughter of the late Charles & Hazel Frost Gustafson.  Mrs. Loek was a veteran in the United States Army and served as a WAC during World War II. She worked for Eastern Airlines as an administrative officer. She met Reinhold "Gene" Loek in an ice cream parlor in Miami and they were married in 1970. Gene predeceased her on Aug. 6, 2000. They moved to Wyalusing from Miami in 1978.  She is survived by her daughter Carol Piel of Peachtree City; granddaughter, Heather Piel of Parkville, Mo.; grandson, Brian Piel and wife Lauren of Kansas City, Mo.; great-granddaughter Kylie LeFils of Parkville, Mo.; and niece Dora Blaine and family of Stevensville.  A Graveside Service will be held at the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – August 29, 2012

 

GUSTAFSON Mrs. Mildred E. Loek

97, of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Lime Hill, Wyalusing, PA died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Georgia.  A graveside service will be held at the Wyalusing Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Murray W. Brindle, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tunkhannock, officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – November 8, 2012
 

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