Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford
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LaFRANCE Gerald T. LaFrance
82, of Wyalusing died Tuesday morning at Towanda Skilled Care Center, Towanda. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Howells LaFrance. Gerald was born in Meshoppen on Sept. 25, 1928, son of the late Tracey and Lela Christian LaFrance. He was a 1946 graduate of the Meshoppen High School and attended Bucknell University for business and banking. Gerald was a manager for the A&P Supermarkets in Tunkhannock and Wyalusing for 19 years before going to work for Peoples State Bank, where he retired after 33 years serving as vice president and was a member of its board of directors. He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church serving as the president on the administrative council, member of the Wyalusing Valley Fire Company and Ambulance Company, president of the Wyalusing Borough Council and was a director for the Area Agency of the Aging. Gerald served as president of the Rainbow Club, and was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 263 in Laceyville. He was preceded in death by his brother Boyd LaFrance. He is survived by his sons, David of Wyalusing, Richard of Wyalusing, and Jeffery and his wife Tara of Wyalusing; brother Ronald LaFrance of Owego, N.Y.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, from the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with interment in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. - Towanda Daily Review, October 20, 2010
PETER W. LAYMAN, 98 of Streetsboro, Ohio formerly of Wyalusing died Monday, April 7, 2003 at Anna Maria in Aurora, Ohio. Pete was born Sept. 22, 1904 in Terry Township, Bradford County to Frederick C. and Eva (Williams) Layman. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1924 and received a Bachelor of Architecture for Penn State University in 1931. Following his marriage in 1931 to Kathryn Gamble of Hollenback he taught art at Tressler Orphans Home. He received a Master of Fine Arts in 1948 from Harvard University. Later in his career he taught art as Sayre High School and Montrose High School in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his son, Scott W. Layman of Kent; grandsons, Dr. Martin W. Layman of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Eric B. Layman of South Euclid, Ohio; granddaughter, Karin L. Conroy of Uniontown, Ohio; great-grandsons, Nathan A. and Ryan S. Conroy; great-granddaughters, Amanda K. Layman, Samantha C. Layman and Hannah C. Layman, nephews, Frederick G. Butts of Towanda, Frederick Landon of Sayre and Joseph Kast of Albuquerque, N.M. and niece, Nancy Walker Baker of Sugar Run. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Gamble) Layman on Oct. 10, 2000. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Kathryn and Peter Layman Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples State Bank, P.O. Box 217, Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Wyalusing Cemetery)
LEHMAN –LOIS ANN COLE, 78, Rome RR 1, died unexpectedly, November 24, 2002 at her home. Born in Rummerfield, Standing Stone Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Letha VanKuren Lehman. On June 28, 1942, she was married to Ernest W. Cole, Sr. in Standing Stone. It was a loving and devoted marriage of more than 60 years. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a rural route postal carrier. She was also employed at one time by Platts Shoe Store, Wyalusing, and the Camptown Market. She was a resident of Herrick Township for 35 years, before moving to the Rome area. Mrs. Cole was a devoted member of Herrickville United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, and was a member of the Camptown Civic Club. Her greatest enjoyment encompassed her home and family, and she enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, friends, and church family. Surviving are her husband Ernest W. Cole, Sr.; seven children and spouses, Bonita and John Lyles, Chicago, IL, Ralph “Sam” and Peggy Cole, Goshen, VA, Nancy and Peter Seidman, Des Moines, IA; Ernest and Lourdes Cole, Granville Smt., James and Susan Cole, Rummerfield, PA; Jeffery and Tiffany Cole, North Rome, and Timothy Cole, Rome; brother and sister-in-law, George and Dorothy Lehman,. Standing Stone; sisters and a brother-in-law, Janet Knouse, Dover, DE and Betty and Jack Knouse, Sayre; sister-in-law Marsha Lehman, Aspen, CO; 10 grandchildren, Theresa, Jeremy, Tammy, Jennifer, Kyla, Curtis, Shianne, Grant, Sara and Edward; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Damien, and Annessa, and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, a brother preceded her in death; Ted Lehman and brother-in-law, Donald Knouse. Funeral services were held November 30, 2002 at the Herrickville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen Lehm, her pastor officiating. Interment followed in the Wyalusing Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, c/o Ruth Weingartner, RR 1, Box 35, Stevensville, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LEHMAN Lois Ann COLE, age 78, of Orwell Township, Rome RR 1, PA died on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at her home. She was born in Rummerfield, Standing Stone Township, PA, the daughter of late Charles and Letha VanKuren Lehman. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a rural route postal carrier. She was also employed at one time by Platts Shoe Store in Wyalusing and Cole’s Store in Camptown. She was a resident of Herrick Township for nearly 40 years before moving to the Rome area. She was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Camptown Civic Club. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Earnest W. Cole, Sr.; seven children and their spouses, Bonita and John Lyles of Chicago, IL, Ralph “Sam” and Peggy Cole of Goshen, VA, Nancy Cole and Peter Seidman and Des Moines IA, 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; brother, George and Dorothy Lehman of Standing Stone, PA; sisters, Janet Knouse of Dover, DE and Betty and Jack Knouse of Sayre, PA; a sister in-law, Marsha Lehman of Denver, CO; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Herrickville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Helen Learn officiating and interment to follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing. Memorials may be made to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, c/o Ruth Weingartner, RR 1, Box 35, Stevensville, PA 18845. TGR
LEWIS - Mrs. Lulu P. Adams, age 88, of Wyalusing, Pa., died at the Sayre House on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Lulu was born on May 28, 1919, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, and was the daughter of the late Roscoe E. and Hattie Vargeson Lewis. She attended the Moxie School and married George J. Adams of Wilmot on March 2, 1936. George predeceased her on Sept. 27, 1986. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. They moved to Athens, where George worked for George Fraley Garage as the parts manager, and later moved to Homets Ferry in 1963, when George worked for Taylor McCarty in Wyalusing. They retired in 1981. Lulu moved to Athens in 1990. Lulu was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., and a former member of the DAR. Surviving are: William R. Fraley, whom she loved as a son, of Dillsburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Adams Dushore, Pa.; and a brother-in-law and spouse, Roy (Pete) and Reba Adams of Sciotavale, Pa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends in the Valley area. She was predeceased by her brother, Carl Lewis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Rodney H. Saylor, her pastor, 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. Memorials are directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa. 18840. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/13/2008.
LEWIS - Lulu P. Lewis Adams (May 28, 1919 - January 11, 2008)
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home January 11, 2008 - Mrs. Lulu P. Adams, age 88, of Wyalusing, PA died at the Sayre House on Friday, January 11, 2008. Lulu was born on May 28, 1919 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, and was the daughter of the late Roscoe E. & Hattie Vargeson Lewis. She attended the Moxie School and married George J. Adams of Wilmot on March 2, 1936. George predeceased her on September 27, 1986. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. They moved to Athens where George worked for George Fraley Garage as the parts manager and later moved to Homets Ferry in 1963, when George worked for Taylor McCarty in Wyalusing. They retired in 1981. Lulu moved to Athens in 1990. Lulu was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sayre, PA and a former member of the DAR. Surviving: William R. Fraley, who she loved as a son, of Dillsburg, PA Sister-in-law: Dorothy Adams Dushore, PA Brother-in-law and spouse: Roy (Pete) and Reba Adams Sciotavale, PA. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends in the valley area. She was predeceased by her brother Carl Lewis. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Rodney H. Saylor, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Memorials are directed to St. Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA 18840.
Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
LINABERRY –LETHA P. BALDWIN, 83, of Taylor Avenue Wyalusing, devoted wife of Archie F. Baldwin, died on Saturday morning April 23, 1988 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Letha was born in East Rush, Susquehanna County on April 6, 1905, the daughter of the late Preston Linaberry and the former Agnes Lehman. She was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1925. On May 26, 1926 Letha married her husband, Archie, in the Camptown Community Church with the Rev. Harry Savacool presiding. It was a loving marriage that lasted 62 years. Letha was a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area, having spent a number of years following their wedding on Spring Hill, where husband Archie was employed on the Earl Browning farm and later on the Welbee farm. The remainder of her years were spent in their house on Taylor Avenue in Wyalusing where Letha was a devoted housewife and loving mother. Apart from her family, Letha also enjoyed handicrafts, gardening, knitting and crocheting. She was an active member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and a very active member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Women. She was also an officer in the Wyalusing Senior Citizens. Letha was preceded in death by her parents and a loving step-mother, Etta Linaberry, who resided with them in Wyalusing. Mrs. Baldwin left surviving her husband, Archie F. Baldwin of Taylor Avenue, Wyalusing; two sons and one daughter; Robert and Norma Baldwin of Sugar Run, and Marian and William Timson of Johnson City, N.Y., and David and Mary Jean Baldwin of New York City; three grandchildren; Pamela and James Cherrington of Rancho California, Calif., Donna Timson of Johnson City and Michael Timson of Sayre; a great-grandson; Ian Cherrington of Rancho California, Calif.; and two step-brothers; Ralph and Margaret Lattimer of Mercur and Harold and Katherine Lattimer of Stony Point, Pa.; several nieces and nephews and many loving and caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday April 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kerr Funeral Home, Church Street, Wyalusing, and to attend her service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with calling hours one hour prior to the service to be held at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with her former pastor, the Rev. Vaughn Glover, officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Wyalusing United Methodist Women, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
Wayne Sumner Lyon, 113 Ferris Place, Ithaca, NY, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at home in Ithaca. He was born Dec. 25, 1911 on Spring Hill, PA, the son of George Martin Lyon and Nellie TICE Lyon. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and Temple University, Philadelphia, with a BS in Commerce. Wayne was an employee of New York State Electric and Gas Corp. for over 43 years. He retired in 1976 as head of the statistical department. Wayne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 64 years and an elder for over 25. Mr. Lyon volunteered for 30 years counting the weekly offerings of the church. He was the treasurer and a member of the finance committee of the Girl Scouts of Tiotmca Council of Ithaca for six years. Wayne was also active in retirement with the Senior Volunteer Program with Income Tax Counseling (RSVP), Meals on Wheels and with FISH. He was married to Alice Louise LEE on June 29, 1940 in her family's home in Wyalusing. They would have been married 70 years in June. Survivors include his four children, W. Eric (Eileen) of Ithaca, Diane Lee (Yuri) of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mark Sumner (Anne) of Monson, MA and Kirk Allen of Penn Yan, NY; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Arden Tice Lyon of Geneva, NY. There will be a private funeral service. Interment will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Challenge Industries, Inc., 950 Danby Rd., Suite #179, Ithaca, NY 14850 or a charity of one’s choice. March 25, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
MANN - Margot “Peg” Mann Shaffer, 75, of Wyalusing diedon Wednesday,
March 25, 2009 at the Sayre House in Sayre. Born Sept. 13, 1933 in Towanda, she
was the daughter of the late Harold “Puss” and Lillian Mann. Peg was a lifelong
citizen of Wyalusing. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School in addition
to graduating first in her class from the Wyoming Seminary Dean’s School of
Business where she held the highest mark in math for over 10 years. She was
married to Fred Shaffer on Feb. 27, 1953. Together, Fred and Peg raised four
daughters and were successful dairy farmers in Taylorville for over 40 years.
She expressed her love for Wyalusing by being involved. In the early years, she worked for her parents at Mann’s Restaurant, the Wyalusing Theatre and Mann’s drugstore and local tax agency. Prior to retirement, Peg loved working for Wyalusing Borough as a secretary where she was instrumental in accounting for the Wyalusing UDAG grant. She spent countless hours computerizing records of all those resting in the Wyalusing cemetery. Peg recently retired from 29 years as the local registrar for the PA Department of Vital Statistics. She was a Red Cross volunteer, manning the phone lines on designated days during the month, was a supporter of the Wyalusing Valley Museum and Public Library and was an active member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Peg and Fred were known for their hospitality, entertaining many friends and family over the years. A very generous person, she was also known for her quick wit. Surviving are four daughters and spouses, Anne Gamble of Wyalusing, Meg and Jack Moodley of Port St. Lucie, FL, Barbara and George Hugo of Camptown and Jennifer Shaffer of Sayre. She also leaves 11beloved grandchildren: Jesse and Fred Newhart, Stephanie Gamble (Jim) MacDonald, Sean Gamble, Jon, Elizabeth and Paul Hugo and Stacy, Rachel, Adam and Ashley Matson; four beautiful great-grandchildren, Aiden and Isaac Newhart and Jonathan and Jocelyn MacDonald, who loved their Gram, and her sister and brother-in-law, Caryl and Bill Snyder of Wyalusing. Her husband, Fred, predeceased her on July 23, 1991. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane in Wyalusing on Monday, March 30 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at the Homer Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. A burial service will be held at the Wyalusing Cemetery. The family suggests the Wyalusing Community Corp (WCC, PO Box 813, Wyalusing, PA 18853) for the building project as an appropriate memorial for their mother. Peg was particularly interested in and proud of the work done by the Wyalusing Community Corp and felt the community building was a wonderful place for gatherings and furthering the preservation of the heritage of Wyalusing. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 19, 2009
MAPES –HARRIET M. NEILEY, 91, of 104 E. Vanderbilt St., Athens, Pa. died on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born September 17, 1910 in Scranton, Pa. the daughter of the late Dodge and Mary Miller Mapes. Harriet graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1928 and attended Normal School at Mansfield. Her first teaching job was in a one-room schoolhouse with grades one through eight together, where it was the teacher’s responsibility to start the wood stove fire. Later she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Mansfield State Teacher’s College and taught first and second grades at Warren Center, first grade at Camptown and first grade at the Audrielle Lynch building in Athens, totaling 37 years. She retired in 1976. Harriet had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to travel. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Wesleyan Class and treasurer of the Methodist Women. She was a lifetime member of the Administrative Board of the church. She was also a life member of the Bradford –Sullivan Counties Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retires and a member of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society. She is survived by a daughter, Doris Marie Neiley, Athens; a sister, Mary C. Mapes in the Wyalusing Personal Care Home; a cousin, Louise Nichols of Clarks Summit, Pa.; her sisters-in-law, Evelyn Neiley and Nina Neiley, both of the Towanda Personal Care Home and Peg Neiley Dunbar of Rochester, N.Y.; and several cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in death by Robert and Alice Halstead who brought her up, and a brother, Howard E. Mapes. Family and friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with her pastor, Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main St. Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
KENNETH WAYNE MAPES age 72 of Sugar Run RR 1 died at his home on Friday, March 3, 2000. He was born on Feb. 3, 1928 on John Street in Wyalusing a son of Bruce and Ethel Fisk Mapes. Kenneth drove school bus for the Wyalusing School District for 23 years and served as a Wilmot Township Supervisor for 18 years. He had spent 52 years as a dairy and beef farmer. Ken worked for Albert and Anna Shaffer for 16 years and in 1964 he purchased the farm where he still resided at the time of his death. Ken was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. On July 4, 2000, he and his wife, Merna would have celebrated 15 years of loving marriage together. His family and friends will always remember his for his great stories and his joking nature. When his health permitted, he enjoyed hunting and time spent in the out-of-doors. He also enjoyed time spent listening to the Montrose radio station. He was a member of the Moxie Community Church and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Eastern Milk Producers Association, Wilmot Fire Co and Sire Power. He is survived by his wife, Merna J. Kipp Mapes of Sugar Run; his mother, Ethel Fisk Mapes of Highlands Nursing Home in LaPorte; his children, Edward L. (Darlene) Mapes of Ellisville, Miss., Kenneth H. (Barbara) Mapes of Towanda, Charles L. (Pamela) Mapes of Sugar Run, Fern G. (Dave) Davis of Baltimore, Md., Shelly R. (Charles) Ross of Sugar Run and Jodi J. (John) Mapes-Swain of Sugar Run; grandchildren, Tina Marie (Jerry) Silverstrim, Teresa A. (Scott) Salsman, Edward B. (Melissa) Mapes, Lori L. (Robert K.) Mapes-Finnerty, Linda S. (Matthew) Whinnery, Diane I. Mapes (companion David), Kenneth H. Mapes (fried Lisa), Shawn C. Mapes, Lisa M. (Hayden) Felter, Brittany K. Mapes, Emma, Josie, Robert and Bradford N. Davis, Alan W. Davis and Douglas W. Mapes; great-grandchildren, Jerad M. Silverstrim, Amanda M. Gillespie, Taylor M. Salsman, Edward K. Mapes, Jacie Whinnery, Jordan Whinnery and Hailey I. Felter; step-grand children, Chris Davis, Jeff (Tracey) Davis, Dianna (Tim) Goodwin and Andrew Hill; step-great-grandchildren, Casey, Ryan, Brooke, Bianca and Faith Davis and Grant and Erin Goodwin; and foster children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also Ken and his first wife, Ruth, raised 27 foster children in their farm house, some of whom have kept in touch through the years: Leona (Bob) Walburn, Mary Johnson and Alberta Parks. Also surviving are a brother, Laurence (Sherelle) Mapes and sisters, Joyce Armitage and Freda (Jim) Canfield. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Ruth Irene Mapes, June 22, 1984; his father, Bruce Mapes on Nov. 26, 1984; a brother-in-law, Arthur Case, Oct. 26, 1994; foster son, Richard Herrick, Oct. 11, 1997; brother-law, Doyle Kipp, Sept. 19, 1998; father-in-law, Arthur C. Kipp, Nov. 3, 1998; a son, Gordon D. Mapes, June 8, 1999, and a brother-in-law, Richard T. Williams, Feb. 27, 2000. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with Rev. Larry Thomas, former pastor of the Moxie Community and Evergreen Church and close family friend officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at McHenry Funeral Home on Sunday, March 5, 2000 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from noon until the time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Kenneth Mapes Memorial Fund, c/0 Keystone Financial Bank, Main St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
LAURENCE JOSEPH MAPES, 67, of Wilmot Township, PA, died on Friday afternoon, September 19, 2003 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer. Born on December 27, 1935 in Wilmot Township, he was the son of the late Ethel G. (Fisk) and Bruce H. Mapes. On June 26, 1971, Larry married his wife, the former Sherelle VanDeMark of Sugar Run, Pa. Larry was employed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Wilmot Township, Wright Giffin Construction, Triple V. Construction, of Dushore, PA, and was a Road Master for Wilmot Township. He is a member of the Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains and the Masonic Lodge No. 618. F.&A.M. However, the things that were most precious to him were hunting, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Sherelle. He is also survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law: Tim and Kim Mapes, of Towanda, PA, Laurence (Tiger), II and Tarena Mapes, of Wilmot Township, PA: four daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda and Tom Miller, of Dushore, PA, Tami and Andrew Laco, of Kansas City, MO, Hope and David Jordan, of Franklin, MA, Renee and Ron Babcock, of Binghamton, NY: three sisters and a brother-in-law: Joyce Armitage, of Wysox, PA, Freda and Jim Canfield of New Albany, PA, Alberta Parks of Waverly, NY; his father and mother-in-law: Romeyn and Doris VanDeMark, of Sugar Run, PA, his aunt Pearl Dyer, of Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, PA, and his brother-in-law: Loran and Randy VanDeMark of Sugar Run, PA, 22 grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth and Ruth Mapes and brother-in-law Lonnie VanDeMark. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Hollenback United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, his pastor officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hope Lodge of Central, PA (American Cancer Society) 125 Lucy Avenue, Hummelstown, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
McCARTY Robert T. McCarty
age 81, of Chillaway Farms, Browntown, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Robert was born in Sayre, on Dec. 15, 1931, son of the late M. Graydon and Madelene Dunklee McCarty. He attended the Wyalusing High School graduating in the class of 1949, of which he was the class president and has organized many class reunions over the years. Bob then attended the Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, followed by General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Marilyn Clapper of Laceyville, on Aug. 17, 1952; they had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year. Shortly thereafter he was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, which he served in Virginia and Kentucky for two years before being honorably discharged. Bob came home and joined the family business working at Taylor McCarty and Sons, Inc, GM Automobile dealership, eventually taking over the business over from his father, which he sold in 1993 when he retired. He was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, and also enjoyed attending the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church. Bob was a past president of the Wyalusing Business Association, a member of the Laceyville Rotary, and the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. He was a member of the Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M., Irem Temple AAONMS, Dallas, and the Keystone Consistory, Scranton. He was a past board member of the Wyalusing Industrial Development Corp., and a craft advisory board member of the Bradford County VoTech School. He was a board member of the GM Dealer technician training at LCCC. He enjoyed living on the family homestead of Chillaway Farms, where he raised polled Hereford cattle and did custom combining. He enjoyed hunting. He was an avid NASCAR fan and sponsor; he enjoyed all types of motorsports, and especially enjoyed watching his son race. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife Marilyn at home; sons and daughters-in-law Robert L. and Rhonda McCarty and Ronald L. and Toni McCarty of Chillaway Farms; daughters and sons-in-law Julie and John Gamble of North Brunswick, N.J. and Jane and Scott Johnson of Chesapeake, Va.; and grandchildren twins Lucas and Miranda Johnson of Chesapeake, Va. and Alyssa, Cari, Kirstin and Silas McCarty of Chillaway Farms. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry Ballard officiating. Interment will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Members of Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M. will conduct a Masonic Service at 9:45 A.M. Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA, 18853, or the Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers, 1074 Sulpher Springs Rd, Owego, NY 13827. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by member of Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion. Towanda Daily Review – February 15, 2013
MORROW Mrs. Ruth E. (Morrow) Brown Smith,
91, formerly of Sugar Run, PA died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Savannah, GA. A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, with the Rev. John H. Dabback presiding. Pallbearers were: Shawn Brown, Daryl Brown, Gary Brown, Ted Brown, Austen McGee and Keith Cecere. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Beachwoods Presbyterian Church in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania or the Alzheimer’s Association. Wyalusing Rocket Courier – May 31, 2012
MURRAY J. McCARTY, 91 of Wyalusing, Pa. died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa. He was born Jan. 10, 1913 in Sugar Run, Pa. a son of Taylor S. and Lillian M. Warburton McCarty. Murray graduated from Wyalusing High School Class of 1931. He married Beulah M. Cobb of Stevensville who predeceased him in 1995. They resided in Wyalusing. Murray worked at Taylor McCarty & Sons garage in Wyalusing as sales and service manager for over 40 years. He and his brother, Harold sold Case farm equipment in the 1940’s. They were also partners on the family farm from the mid-1940’s, when their father died, until the mid-1960’s when Harold assumed sole ownership. Murray and Beulah and her brother, Raymond and his wife, Ethel operated the Wyalusing Rocks for a period of time. Murray was well-known in the Wyalusing area for the vintage cars he drove, including the Corvair and the Buick. Murray was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Wyalusing Lodge #618, F & AM of which in 1993 honored him for 50 years of service in the lodge. He also served as a Wyalusing Borough Councilman. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Roy Bigler of Laconia, N.H.; grandchildren, Lori Nava of San Diego, Ca., Mark Bigler of Laconia, N.H., great-grandchildren, Melissa Bigler, Kyle Bigler, Seth Clifford, Alex Lopez, Eric Lopez and Miguel Nava and several nieces and nephews. Murray was predeceased by his brothers Harold, Donald and Graydon McCarty. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorials if desired may be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Wyalusing Cemetery.)
Russell P. McHenry, Sr. age 77, of Dushore, PA, a well known and highly regarded local funeral director, died on Tuesday morning, March 30, 2004 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida after a brief illness. He was born on July 9, 1926 in Sayre, a son of the late Ralph and Dolletta Williams McHenry. Russell was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. Mr. McHenry received his Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Sciences from Cincinnati School of Embalming. On Oct. 31, 1953, he married the former Barbara Todd in West Virginia. His wife, Barbara preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 1993, after celebrating 40 years of marriage. In November of 1959, Russell and his wife moved their family to Dushore, when they purchased the former Holcomb Funeral Home, now known as the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home. In the early 1960’s, he and his wife began the ambulance service for Sullivan County, with operations being dispatched out of their home until the Dushore Ambulance Service was organized and certified in the late 1960’s. Russell was a very community oriented man, and served on numerous committees for local organizations. In addition, he served for some time as Deputy Sheriff of Sullivan County under Edward Beinlich; he also was a charter board member of the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority, known as EMTA. He was elected Sullivan County Coroner, serving from Jan. 1, 1978, retiring Dec. 31, 1995. He served as Deputy Coroner under Dr. T.J. Saul for many years, prior to being elected. In November of 1988, Russell purchased the former Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home in Wyalusing, now known as McHenry Funeral Home. In 1989, it was with great pride that his son, John R. McHenry, joined him in the business operations. Mr. McHenry will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to the families he served in the Sullivan, Wyoming, Lycoming and Bradford County areas. On June 7, 1996, Russ married Doris Loreman Bidlespacher at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore. Russ and Doris celebrated seven years of marriage. He had an extreme love and pride for his family, and his grandchildren will fondly remember their “Pop Pop.” He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. His memberships include: Redeemer United Church of Christ, of Dushore; an honorary member of the International Coroner’s & Medical Examiner’s Association; an honorary member of the Pennsylvania State Coroner’s Association; a 50 year member and Past Master of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F.&A.M., of Monroeton; a 50 year member of Ancient & Accepted Scottish Right, Valley of Harrisburg; a Past Commander of Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar, of Towanda; Union Royal Arch Chapter 161, of Towanda; Northern Council No. 24 of Royal and Select Master Masons, of Athens; a life member of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, of Dushore; Beirne-Webster Post No. 1564 V.F.W., of Towanda; 40/8 Voiture Locale No. 549; B.P.O.E. Elks No. 2191, of Towanda; Loyal Order of the Moose, of Bradenton, FL and the Towanda Gun Club. He leaves surviving his wife, Doris, at home; his six children and their spouses, Sylvia and David Patrick, Harrisburg, Marilyn and Anthony Skicki, Wyomissing, Sharon and Bruce Orlowski, Mildred, John and Sheri McHenry Wyalusing, Russell P., Jr. and Lisa McHenry, Foleys Corners, Tracy McHenry, Harrisburg; stepchildren, Ronna Woodhams, South Glens Falls, NY, Scott and Kerry Bidlespacher, Gansevoort, NY; his grandchildren, Christopher and Kim Evangelisti, Champaign, IL, Edward, John and Andrew Skicki, Wyomissing, Robert J. Fulmer, Lancaster, Shannon, Ryan and Sheridan McHenry, Wyalusing, Matthew Nagle and Courtney McHenry, Mildred, Michael and Dietrik Ferster, Harrisburg, Nicholas and Katelyn Woodhams, South Glens Falls, NY, Zachery and Sarah Bidlespacher, Gansevoort, NY; and by two great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Olivia Evangelisti, Champaign, IL; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mickey Simpson, Wormleysburg, Joyce and Harold Arnold, Harrisburg; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Robert Bonitz, Harrisburg, Robert and Pat Loreman, Lancaster, Bonnie Loreman, Williamsport, Richard and Shawn Loreman, Williamsport and by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 4, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, his pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert W. Brown. A private committal service will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted. Russell’s family will receive family and friends on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, from 3 until 9 p.m. There will be a Masonic Funeral Service conducted by Evergreen Lodge Lodge No. 163 F.&A.M., and a Military Pass In Review by Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion of Dushore on Saturday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. McHenry’s memory.
MERRICK - Irma Margaret Latimer, 95, diedon Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit after a period of illness this winter. She was confined to a wheelchair while there, but was in generally good health and had an alert mind. She was born on July 3, 1913, in New Albany, Pa., a daughter of Hila (Campbell) and Wilson Merrick. She graduated from Wyalusing High School, and married Joseph W. Latimer in March 1931. He preceded her in death in 1995. They made their home in Wyalusing for 64 years. Most of her life was spent as a wife and mother at home, with the exception of working at the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria in her later years. She particularly loved bird watching and feeding them, and enjoyed her flowers around the house while living in Wyalusing. Mrs. Latimer was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons Richard (Janice) Latimer of Towanda, Pa., Neil (Patricia) Latimer of Macedonia, Pa., and her grandchildren and spouses, Kim and Raul Azpiazu of Wyalusing, Mitzi and Larry Means of Hummelstown, Pa., Christopher Latimer of Rome, Pa., Melissa and Gordon Brassfield of Towanda, Steven and Kelly Latimer of Laceyville, Pa., and Michael and Kelly Latimer of Avis, Pa. Also she is survived by 19 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sisters Fern Youngblood, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Helen Yohey of North Towanda; and Musa Davis of Lebanon, Pa. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held at noon, with the Rev. Penney Rahm, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, in memory of Mrs. Irma Latimer. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
MILLER William Bush Miller
77, died on Nov. 12, 2013, at his home on John Street in Wyalusing. He was born on Feb. 15, 1936, in Forest Lake, Pa., a son of Arthur S. and Alice Bush. After the deaths of his parents he was adopted, at the age of nine, by F. William Miller and Edith Darrow Miller, living much of his childhood in Newport, Pa., before moving to Towanda for his senior year in high school, graduating from Towanda High School in 1954.After high school, he went to the University of Pennsylvania and, from there, to the Temple University School of Pharmacy from which he graduated in 1959. He married Gladys Thomas Miller, on Oct. 26, 1959, and they settled in Wyalusing. Bill worked for several years at Porter's Drug Store in Towanda before opening a pharmacy on Church Street in Wyalusing in 1963 in the building now housing Jane Dietz Accounting. In 1966, he moved to a store location on Main Street, which he operated as Miller's Pharmacy for another 34 years. He sold the business to Jeff Pitcher who still operates under that business name in the Farm & Home Plaza. Bill and Gladys raised two daughters, Elaine, who was born April 17, 1961, and Lisa, born on Dec. 12, 1970.The stories of Bill's dedication to his customers are legendary. Aside from his typical 70-hour weeks, he would regularly open his store in the middle of the night when there was an emergency or someone was in need of a prescription filled or required medication. He taught the adult Sunday School class at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church for about 30 years and served for almost two decades as a lay speaker for the church. He was an avid reader with a great hunger for learning, a student of world religions and a believer in the commonality among people and cultures. Bill was a quiet observer, but he was an ambulance volunteer in its early years and remembers responding to the Wyalusing Hotel upon the death of its colorful owner, Mary "Ma" Fretz. He was a member of the Masons since 1961 and was active in the Wyalusing Business Association and Rainbow Club for a number of years. An avid lover of history, he was a member of the Wyalusing Valley Museum Board up until the time of his death. He was the second Wyalusing resident — the first being Karl "Doc Pete" Peterson — to have a day set aside in his honor. It was known simply as "Bill Miller Day." Almost 20 years later, he and Gladys were honored as Wyalusing's "Outstanding Citizens. "His humility is reflected in his parting words to the community after selling his business: "Looking back I think this town was the right place for me to be. I hope I was the right person for the town. "Bill's passing came less than a month after the death of Gladys, who died suddenly on Oct. 17. He is predeceased by a brother, Edwin Bush, and a sister, Jessie Georgi. He is survived by his daughters Elaine and Lisa; his beloved nephew William Bush and his wife, Amy, of Forest Lake; niece Mary Alice Hawley and her husband, Leslie, of Forest Lake, niece Susan Bush Pratt of Montrose; nephew Edwin "Sandy" Bush Jr., a resident of the Harrisburg area; nephew Michael Bush, Schroon Lake, N.Y.; a sister Alice Marie Branscombe, Marietta, Ga., and a brother Arthur Bush, of San Carlos, Calif. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service, with the Rev. William Westbrook and the Rev. John Hardman-Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Bill's name to the TACO Food Pantry, P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854 or the Wyalusing Valley Museum, P.O. Box 301, Wyalusing, PA 1883. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – November 14, 2013
Wyalusing Rocket December 13, 2007
Mr. Jack Milne, 72, well-known Wyalusing resident, died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
Jack was born on Oct. 17, 1935 in West Pittston, PA, a son of the late Peter and Marguerite Lake Milne. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in the Class of 1953. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he did his training at Parris Island, and then served as an MP in New Orleans, LA. Upon leaving the service, Jack returned to Wyalusing where he met and married his wife, the former Patronia Rail of Tunkhannock, on May 3, 1963. He worked at Arrow United for a few years, then went to work at Sylvania, where he retired after 28 years. In retirement, he continued to operate his business, Milne Carpet Cleaning. A member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, he helped set up and organize the game booths at the carnival. He was also a member Wyalusing American Legion Post #534 and the Marine Corps. League, Towanda. He enjoyed going to the casinos in Atlantic City and was very active in the LeRaysville Minstrel, having performed in the most recent production in November. He liked going for walks and spending time with his grandchildren and family. He really enjoyed being outside and doing yard work. Surviving are his spouse, Patronia at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Cameron and Luci Milne of Tunkhannock and Clay and Lisa Milne of Totem Lake; grandchildren, Emma, Amber, Jordan, Savannah, Lucas, Brooklyn and a special cousin, Lois Wilkinson, Calabash, NC. He is also survived by several cousins. He was predeceased by an infant son in 1967. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Diane Prentice presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Fire Co., c/o Tom Miller, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
MORROW Edith Morrow Reed
formerly of Sugar Run, Pa., and Horseheads, N.Y., died February 9, 2013 in Ocala, Fla. at the age of 88. Born in Sugar Run, Pa., on Dec. 11, 1924, Edie completed Mansfield University's registered nurses program in 1946. In 1958 Edie moved with her family to Horseheads, N.Y. She worked at Tyler Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, retiring in 1989. Edie was passionate about her patients and her nursing career. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed feeding her neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, card making, playing mahjong and painting. Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Edward. She is survived by her brother Wayne Morrow (Mabel) of Sugar Run, Pa.; and sister-in-law Doris Madill (William) of Monroeton, Pa.; her three children Edward M. of Palm Coast, Fla., Scott A. of Horseheads, N.Y. and Cindy Chilton (Michael) of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; four great-granddaughters and many dear nieces and nephews. A 1 p.m. memorial service will be held on March 9, 2013 at Countryside Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be held in Wyalusing, Pa. at a later date. Contributions in her name can be made to Countryside Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden Fund, 7708 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34476 or St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901. Towanda Daily Review – February 24, 2013
MORROW Edith Morrow Reed
formerly of Sugar Run, PA and Horseheads, NY, died February 9, 2013 in Ocala, FL at the age of 88. She was born in Sugar Run, PA on December 11, 1924, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Nellie E. Wheeler Morrow. On June 15, 1946, she married her childhood sweetheart, Edward Reed Jr. He predeceased her on December 16, 2003 after 57 years of marriage. Edie completed Mansfield University's registered nurses program in 1946. In 1958 she and Ed moved their family to Horseheads, NY. She worked at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA and St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1989. Edie was passionate about her patients and her nursing career. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed feeding her neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, card making, playing mahjong and painting. She is survived by her three children, Edward M. of Palm Coast, FL, Scott A. of Horseheads and Cindy (Michael) Chilton of Phoenix, AZ; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-granddaughters and many dear nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. John H. Dabback officiating. Star Gazette – August 6, 2013
MORSE - Mr. Milton P. Morse, Sr., 79, of RR 3, Box 1, Wyalusing, PA, (Camptown) died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2009. The Morse family has been residents of Camptown since 1960. Born in Wyalusing on Dec. 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Perley B. and Hazel DONOVAN Morse. Growing up in Wyalusing, he was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1948. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country as a sergeant during the Korean War, where he was stationed in the U.S. until his discharge in 1952. For 38 years, he was employed at GTE Sylvania Corporation in Towanda in their International Sales Division, retiring in 1991. During the time he was working at Sylvania, he and his wife, Edna, owned and operated Arey’s Hardware Store in Wyalusing during the 1970’s. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wilmot for many years, where he served his church as treasurer. He was a member of the Wyalusing Lodge #618 F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge, where he was a three time Past Master; the Meshoppen Chapter #70 Eastern Star, where he was a Past Patron, and a 50-year member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. He was also a member and past president of the Wyalusing Valley School Board, serving the district for over 20 years; the Towanda Country Club; the Towanda Rod and Gun Club; the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Wyalusing Ambulance Assoc.; the Camptown Men’s Club, where he helped many years at the Camptown Races; the Yellow Rock Square Dancing Club of Wyalusing, and he was presently a member and past treasurer of the Bradford County Industrial Development Authority in Towanda. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, whom he married on Nov. 30, 1948, the former Edna HUFFMAN of Camptown; his children and their spouses, Kathy and Bo Bilinsky of North Huntingdon, Elizabeth and Robert French of Fredericksburg, Milton P. Morse, Jr. of Archbald, Lana Watson of Port St. Lucie, FL, Nancy Bodnar Winteringer of Wyalusing and Valerie and David Jenkins of Springbrook. He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren, Allan Bilinsky, Jeffrey Bilinsky, Andrew Bilinsky, Matthew Bilinsky, Robert French, II, Jonathan French, Milton P. Morse, III, Matthew Morse, Martin Watson, Molly Fullam, Kathryn Fernandez, Jeffrey Bronack, Jr., Nicole Bronack, Kyle Jenkins and Joshua Jenkins; six great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Schroth and a brother, J. Daniel Morse. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wilmot, with Rev. Randele Albers, of the church, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and also on Wednesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. The Eastern Star conducted services at the funeral home by members of the Meshoppen Chapter #70 Eastern Star on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m., and Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home by members of the Wyalusing Lodge #618 F.&A.M. on Tuesday evening, at 8:30 p.m. Graveside military services were conducted at the Wyalusing Cemetery on Wednesday, Dec. 9 by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. The Morse family will be furnished their own flowers. They request that anyone wishing to make memorial contributions, please send donations to the Wyalusing Lodge #618 F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge, Wyalusing, PA 18853. 10 Dec. 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
MOWERY - Kevin Lee Mowery, age 43 of Mildred, Pa., died on Tuesday July 21, 2009 at his home do to health problems. He was born on Dec. 10, 1965 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Barbara and Robert Hoover of Wyalusing, Pa. Kevin was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1985. Kevin is survived by his parents, Barbara and Robert Hoover of Wyalusing, aunts and uncles, Bonnie and (William) Westbrook of Towanda, Pa.; Betty Franklin and (Raymond Yonkin) of Dushore, Pa.; Paula and (Walt) Vanderpool of Towanda, Pa.; Eugene and (Judy) Franklin of Laceyville, Pa.; Francis and (Leona) Franklin of Rome, Pa.; Stanley and (Terri) Franklin of Meshoppen, Pa.; and several cousins. Kevin was one who liked to talk to everyone, if he knew them or not. He made lots of friends, and like to go to cook outs, and watch westerns. Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Franklin in 1972 and Freda Franklin in 2003; and cousins, Richard Robinson and Francis Franklin Jr. Kevin spent a lot of his time with his grandmother Freda prior to her death. There will be no services at this time. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery with Pastor William Westbrook officiating. The family was assisted by the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review July 28, 2009
NAVLE, Dennis W., Jr., 71, of 203 State St., Wyalusing, died Tuesday morning at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. (hand written on this article – 30 Jan 1974)ef. He was born in Wellsboro and had resided in Wyalusing for the past 48 years. MR. Navle is a graduate of Towanda Area High School and was a constructional engineer in this area for many years. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bosworth; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Donna) Clark, Tunkhannock; two sons, Dennis W. Navle, III, Kent, Wash., and Lee B. Navle, Norcross, Ga.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) Moore, Towanda and Mrs. David (Doris) MacNulty, Wyalusing; one brother, Charles Navle, Hellertown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. at the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing. The Rev. Norman Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.
NEUBER Charles Lewis Neuber
age 74, died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born on April 9, 1938 at Mills Hospital, Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Reuben Jacob Neuber and Belle Kathryn Potter. Charlie walked to a one-room school house on Sugar Hill with his mother who was a school teacher and he later attended school at Sugar Run and Camptown. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1956. He farmed with his father for many years and drove milk truck when farmers in the area used milk cans and he would then deliver the cans to the Wyalusing Creamery. Charlie lived his entire life on Sugar Hill, in Wilmot Twp. On Aug. 23, 1969, he married Lois Louise Green of Neath, Pa., where she was raised on a farm. They were married at the Welsh Congregational Church in Neath, Pa. He was a school bus contractor and driver since February of 1960. He owned school buses in the Sugar Run and Hollenback area for 52 1/2 years. Charlie drove bus for 26 years before working for Giffin Construction Company. He also worked for Farm & Home Gas where he delivered propane and for Burgess Construction in excavating. He retired from Williams Oil and Propane in December of 2009. Charlie was a member and Past Master of Wyalusing Masonic Lodge, No. 618 F. &A.M. and also a member of the Bradford County Shrine Club, Irem Temple in Dallas, Pa., Scottish Rite Consistory, in Towanda, Pa., and the Williamsport Scottish Rite Consistory. He was also a member of the Wilmot Fire Company and past member of the Wyalusing Area Band Parents Association. Charlie also served as a supervisor for Wilmot Township for 6 years. He was also a Past Elder of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Charlie and Lois visited several states in the United States and visited the countries of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, and the Bahamas. Charlie enjoyed taking numerous charter bus trips and especially enjoyed the mystery bus trips. They also took cruises to Nova Scotia and the Bahamas. Charlie and Lois spent their 25th wedding anniversary on a two week tour of Alaska and British Columbia. Surviving is his spouse Lois Neuber at home; three sons Wayne Everett Neuber (Jennifer) of Neath, Pa., David Charles Neuber (Mary) of Spring Lake, Pa., and Bryan Lee Neuber of California; a daughter Melissa Ann Schwartz (Ralph) of Dallas, Pa.; five grandchildren Maisie Neuber, Emma Neuber, Jacob Neuber, Benjamin Zeidner and Zachary Zeidner; two aunts Arlene Neuber of Wilmot, Pa., and Betty Horton of Assisted Living, Towanda, Pa. and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Reuben and Belle Neuber; grandparents Jacob Neuber and wife Belvia Hunsinger, and Emery Charles Potter and wife, Eliza Jane Gamble. Funeral services will be held on at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Wyalusing Masonic Lodge, No. 618 F.&A.M. will have a service at 5:45 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to the Wilmot Fire Co., c/o of Katy Stoddard, 3440 Sugar Hill Rd., Sugar Run, PA 18846 or the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853; or the Wyalusing Masonic Lodge, c/o Robert Traub, PO Box 618, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in Charlie's memory. Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2013
NORCONK –LYDIA N. PICKETT, 81, of Park Place Apartments, Wyalusing, died suddenly at the home of her son Monday, July 21, 1997. She was born in Wyalusing on Nov. 8, 1915, one of four children of the late Henry J. and Mae Wood Norconk. She was a lifelong resident of Wyalusing. She graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in the Class of 1934. She was partner of Norconk’s Mens Store in Wyalusing with her father and mother until their passing and continued with its operation with her husband, Clifford F. Pickett Jr. until his passing and her retirement in 1988. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, where she helped teach the kindergarten class for over 15 years. She was an Assistant Cub Scout Den Mother for a period of time. Lydia was very interested in arts and crafts. She helped the 200 year Bi-Centennial Pageant group design and built the Totem Pole and many of the props that were used in the production. She also might be remembered for the number of Christmas packages she decorated for her store customers and friends. Just recently she gave a class on package decorating to some of the high school students. Even though she was retired she was very active at Park Place where she was part of the volunteer group. She had a great love for the piano and electric organ, and taught herself how to play quite well, but was reluctant to play for others. One of her very special interests was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Linda Norconk, of Tunkhannock; a grandson, George H. Norconk of Pineville, La.; granddaughters and husbands, Joyce N. and Bradley Dickinson, Mary C. and Steven Zickler, both of Wyalusing and great-grandchildren, James and Jamie Dickinson, Tasha, Joshua and Steven Zickler all of Wyalusing; a brother, Wood B. Norconk of Binghamton, N.Y., and a sister Neula Putnam of Towanda. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Ruth M. Norconk. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Gayle Roberts, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call at Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
Daily and Sunday Review March 7, 2003
Wood B. NORCONK, 92, of Binghamton, N.Y., formerly of Wyalusing, died on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at the Good Shepard-Fairview Home of Binghamton. He was born in Wyalusing on July 26, 1910, the son of the late Henry J. Norconk and Mary (Mae) G. Wood Norconk. A graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1927, he received many medals for running track as well as playing the clarinet. He attended Drexel University. He resided in Wyalusing until 1995 when he and his late wife Dorothy moved to Good Shepard-Fairview Home in Binghamton. He was employed as a rural route mail carrier with the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1972 after 42 years of service. He was also active in the operation of Norconk's Dry Goods Store with his father and his sister, Lydia. He was a member of both the Pennsylvania Rural Letter Carrier's Association and the National Letter Carrier's Association. He served on the board of the Wyalusing Public Library and was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. An avid sportsman and photographer, he took may fly-fishing trips to the western United States. He also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He enjoyed attending New York Yankee baseball games. He also enjoyed gardening, raising many beautiful flowers. On Dec. 25, 1997, he and his wife Dorothy celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Brown Norconk; his parents; and his sisters, Lydia and Ruth. Surviving are his sister, Neulah Putnam; three nephews, Larry Putnam, Jim Norconk and Craig Carl; three nieces, Sally Jurnack, Beverly Cox and Nancy Starr; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Pierce officiating. A reception will be held following the service in the church hall. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and/or the Wyalusing Public Library in Mr. Norconk's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St. Wyalusing, Pa. Contributed by Carol Brotzman