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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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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


ROBERT CONAUGHTY TAYLOR, 80, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Monday, July 18, 2005; at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Wyalusing, he was the son of the late Clinton Lewis Taylor and Caroline Conaughty Taylor.  Robert was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1942.  He received his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and physics from Yale University, in 1949; studied French literature and history at La Sorbonne, Paris, France, for a semester n 1950; and received his master of arts in comparative literature in 1952 from the University of Michigan.  Robert was a veteran of World War II, having served as a first lieutenant with the 120th Army Airways Communications Squadron in Shemya, Alaska.  He was a writer for the Towanda Daily Review, an organist and a composer of music, and wrote and patented a song.  Robert considered himself the Taylor family historian and was proud of his family’s heritage.  Robert was a thoughtful observer of human nature, a man who preferred the simple life.  He was a member of Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda.  Surviving are: two sisters, Jean Marcus of Alameda, Calif., and Marion Holzman of Manchester, Con.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Carol Bailey of Towanda.  Interment services were private in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sierra Club National Headquarters, 85 Second St., 2nd floor, San Francisco, Calif. In Robert Conaughty Taylor’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THIESEN –LENA HUFFMAN, age 86, of Wyalusing died at her home on Tuesday, July 19, 2005.  She was born on July 21, 1918 in Virgil, N.Y., a daughter of the late Julius and Rose Wells Thiesen.  Lena was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1938.  On Oct. 11, 1947, she married Levi W. Huffman.  Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1991.  Prior to her retirement in 1979.  Lena was a clerk for the Wyalusing Post Office, giving 30 years of service.  In earlier years she was employed by Eclypse Manufacturing during World War II, and later by Sylvania.  She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 Ladies Auxiliary.  Lena enjoyed her time spent flower gardening.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law; Florence and Dale Dunklee of Sugar Run; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Raymond Huffman of Wyalusing, Lloyd and Kathryn Huffman of Wyalusing, Marilyn and (Larry) Kneller of Wyalusing, Theresa Huffman of Wyalusing and Peggy Huffman of Wyalusing; special friends, Gwen Pickett, Mary Jane Tompkins and Betty Bodnar of Wyalusing; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice her pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at the McHenry Funeral home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Lena Huffman’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS –MRS. ELEANOR MAE WILLIAMS, 93, well-known resident of Wilmot Township, died on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Eleanor was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on April 6, 1911, a daughter of the late Richard and Gwendolyn Davies Thomas.  She graduated from Coughlin High School in 1928 and married Herbert R. Williams Sr. of Warrior Run on November 29, 1928.  They were married for 71 years.  Herb predeceased her on May 3, 2000.  Eleanor was a member of the Moxie Community Church and was also a member of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens organization.  Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law; Herbert and Helen of Laceyville and Ken and Jane of Wyalusing; a daughter-in-law; Mary Ellen of Wyalusing; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Richard and by her sisters, Ruth Whittaker and Pearl Hughes.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Howard Carr, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from noon until the time of the service.  Memorials are directed to the Moxie Community Church, in care of Lamar Kipp, RR 2,

 

THOMAS Gladys M. Thomas Miller

age 78, of Wyalusing, Pa., died at her home on Oct. 17, 2013.Gladys was born on March 5, 1935 in Wyalusing, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Wilson Thomas. She attended Wyalusing High School, Wyalusing, Pa., graduating in the class of 1953, the last class to graduate before consolidating. After school she met and married Bill Miller of Towanda, Pa., on Oct. 26, 1959. They would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year. Gladys was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church where she played the organ and piano from 1953 until retiring in 2010. She was also of also a member of the Wyalusing Musical Society since the mid-1950s. She loved music, having played in numerous high school and adult summer musicals over the years. She loved animals, especially her cat Casper. She also was an avid collector of lighthouse figurines. Surviving are her spouse Bill at home; daughter Elaine, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Lisa, Wyalusing, Pa.; sister-in-law Alice Marie Branscombe, Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dale L. Russell presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – October 19, 2013

 

THOMS THERESA VIRGINIA
Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.  Wyalusing Rocket April 26, 2007
Theresa Virginia Kintner, 78, of 107-1/2 York Ave., Towanda, PA, formerly of Wyalusing, died on Monday evening, April 23, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.Theresa was born in Boston, MA on July 2, 1928 and was the last surviving of 12 children of Ludwig and Louise Thoms. Theresa’s life surrounded her family and home and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Johnson and husband, Fred, Nancy Swain and husband, Calvin and Debbie Johnson and husband, Daryl, all of Towanda; 13 grandchildren, Theresa Fulmer, Tony Bennett, Michelle Sandor, Travis Johnson, Kevin O’Neil, Tara Arnold, Josh Swain, Kelly Mowry, Jonathan Mowry, Brandi Beers, Amanda Parker, Elizabeth McCracken and Bradley Kintner; 13 great-grandchildren and two very special people in her life, Raylene Eveland and Mary Ann Raffin.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ingham Kintner on Dec. 4, 1978; an infant son and a son, William L. Kintner. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Theresa Virginia Kintner’s memory.Submitted  by Carol Brotzman

TUTTLE - WALTZ Helen Leah (SRGP 82723)
Age 93, of Springville, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, December 04, 2007, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA. Helen was born August 14, 1914 on Grant Hill, Wilmot Township, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Rodney and Elizabeth Stoddard Tuttle. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1933. She worked at the Towanda Silk Mill and the Patterson Screen Co. of Towanda, PA for several years until marring Ornan Hibbard Waltz of Ithaca, NY on May 5, 1940. Her husband worked for Penelec and was transferred to Mansfield in 1947. She resided in Mansfield until June of 1999 when she moved to Springville. Her husband, Ornan, predeceased her on August 17, 1974. Helen became a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church in 1948 and she was a former member of the United Methodist Women. Surviving: two daughters and son-in-law, Rosalie Connelly, Mansfield, PA, Betty Jane and Scott Hall, Springville, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Ruth Tuttle, Sugar Run, PA; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a sister, Frances Brown of New Albany, PA, October 6, 1984. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Diane Prentice presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon to the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Mansfield Senior Center c/o Dawn Vetter, Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Mansfield, PA, 16933 or the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.

Marie TUTTLE Moody
Wyalusing Rocket, In the early morning hours of the 17th of July in 2002, the Lord called home His servant Marie T. Moody, of Sugar Run, after a lengthy stay at Geisinger Medical Center. She was 72 years of age. She was born in Sugar Run on May 9, 1930, the daughter of the late Paul and Vivian Tuttle. She attended school in the Wyalusing area, where she excelled in basketball and was a member of the championship women's basketball team. She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed playing golf and attending her grandsons' sporting activities. At an early age she discovered her talents for baking with great success. She could always be found contributing to a cause with a pie or six or seven. Marie was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women, holding the position of president for numerous years. Her love of baking and organizational skills blended well with her devotion to the women's group, and her church family. Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Donald; her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Bonnie of Waverly, N.Y., Terry and Susan of Wyalusing, and Scott and Patty of Ketchum, Okla; her daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Nicholas Russo of Belton, Mo., Janis and Michael Proski of Plymouth, Pa., and Diedre and David Simpson of Ashley, Pa.; 13 special grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Howard, Louella Franklin and Ernestine Hewitt; and her brother, Robert Tuttle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first daughter, Carol, at birth. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, July 20, 2002, at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services and a celebration of Marie's life will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Hollenback United Methodist Church, with Russell Pierce, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hollenback United Methodist Church in Marie's memory.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

TUTTLE Raymond R. Tuttle

age 82, of Sugar Run, Pa., died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.  Raymond was born in Hollenback, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1930, a son of the late Rodney C. and Elizabeth Stoddard Tuttle. He attended the Grant Hill School in Hollenback until it closed, and then attended the Wyalusing High School. After school he met the former Ruth Post at a square dance in Camptown. They were married on March 14, 1952 right before being drafted into the United States Army, where he served 2 years in Korea, upon completion of his tour he came home and took over his family's farm on Grant Hill which he worked for 28 years. He and Ruth sold the farm and traveled the United States. He then started his own business operating a skid steer for hire, which he did for over 10 years until retiring in the mid-1990s.  Ray loved to play cards and dominoes. He enjoyed watching the deer and other animals that would make their way through the yard. He was a hunter and enjoyed time spent in the woods. Ray really liked to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife Ruth at home; daughter and friend Vanessa Barnatovich and Ray Shultz, Mildred, Pa.; sons and daughter-in-law Alan and Nancy Tuttle, Sugar Run, Pa.; Rodney Tuttle and Linda Fisher, New Albany, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Helen Waltz and Frances Brown; a son-in-law George Barnatovich; grandson Victor Barnatovich and a great-grandson Erik Landon.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating. A graveside service will be held at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Tuesday until the time of the service at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – February 10, 2013

 

VALENTINE Alice Valentine Hardic
88, of 27 Pearl Street, Wyalusing, Pa., went home to be with her Lord at the home of her daughter, Ree Ann Ross, 959 Ross Road in Sugar Run, Pa., on Christmas night, Dec. 25, 2010. She was born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Wyalusing a daughter of Claude and Nellie Northrup Valentine. She was an honor graduate of Wyalusing High School with the Class of 1940. She also was a 1942 graduate of Elmira Business Institute in Elmira, N.Y. Alice was the wife of Benton W. Hardic, who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1974. They were married in 1948. Her early employment was at American LaFrance, in Elmira, N.Y.; Whipple Brothers, in Laceyville, Pa., and Wilson Memorial Hospital, in Johnson City, N.Y. A member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, she also maintained membership in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 534. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her main interests were spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her many friends. Surviving her is her daughter and son-in-law: Ree Ann and Ronald Ross of Sugar Run, Pa.; two granddaughters and their spouses: Kristi and Mark Gardner of Birchardville, Pa., Jennie and Brian Sharp of Sugar Run, Pa.; the loves of her life, her great-grandchildren: Emily Voda, of Silvara, Zachary and Rebekah Gardner of Birchardville, Pa.; and Mikayla, Cassie and Mason Sharp of Sugar Run, Pa. Alice also leaves surviving a person that the family considered her "adopted son" James Norconk of Tunkhannock, Pa., and by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and by a multitude of friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Fred A. Valentine, (November 1993), a brother: Guy Valentine, of Franklinton, La.; and by a special cousin: Russell Vosburg, of Scranton (January 1998). Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, her pastor officiating. Pallbearers: Jay Ross, Jerry Ross, Ryan Ross, Nick Ross, Bill Thompson and Gary Adams. Honorary bearers: Jim Norconk and Wayne Felter. Interment will immediately follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853; American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; or Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Mrs. Alice Hardic. Towanda  Daily Review on December 27, 2010

 

VanDeMARK Dale Henry VanDeMark

age 88, of Albrightsville, Pa., formerly of Sugar Run, died on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Brookmont Healthcare Center, Effort, Pa. Dale was born in Sugar Run, Pa., on June 30, 1925, a son of the late Dean Bickford VanDeMark and Euphemia Beatrice McCarroll VanDeMark. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School. Dale was married to the former Margaret Severs and she predeceased him on April 16, 2003. They lived in Howell, N.J., for 25 years then retired to Albrightsville, Pa., for the last 25 years. Dale is survived by his daughters, Victoria Mariocca of Keyport, N.J., Margaret Louise Beaumont of Moorehead City, N.C., Yvonne VanDeMark of Albrightsville, Pa.; son, Richard VanDeMark of White Haven, Pa.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Dale H. VanDeMark II in 1985 and a brother Arden Dean VanDeMark of Orlando, Fla., in 1976. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. John P. Hassler, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe, officiating. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – July 26, 2013

 

DEAN B. VANDEMARK, 89, of First St. Wyalusing died Friday morning at the Bradford County Manor after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Sugar Run, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Mary Atkins VanDeMark.  He farmed for many years in the area and was a local resident up until the time of his retirement when a good part of his time was spent in Florida, where his late wife, Euphama, died.  Mr. VanDeMark was head custodian of the Bradford County Court house for a number of years after his retirement.  He was a member of the Wyalusing Lodge I.O.O.F.  He is survived by one son, Dale of Howell, N.J.; five grandchildren, Victoria Maricco, of Milan, N.Y.; Dale H. VanDeMark II of Howell, N.J., Richard of Shreveport, Louisiana, Margaret Louise VanDeMark of Old Bridge Township,, N.J.; Yvonne VanDeMark of Howell, N.J.; several cousins.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing with the Rev. Vaughn Glover, Jr. pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

S. FRANK VANDEMARK, 98 Wyalusing died April 15, 1990 at his home.  Mr. VanDeMark was born Aug. 29, 1891 in Sugar Run, a son of the late John and Mary Hoag VanDeMark.  On June 2, 1990 he and his wife the former Kathryn Adams would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.  He owned and operated the family farm and the Hollenback Genera Store and moved to Wyalusing farm on Third Street until his retirement in the early 1970’s.  He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  His main joy in life was his wife and family.  Surviving are: his wife, Kathryn Adams VanDeMark at home; four daughters and sons-in-law; Marilyn and Wayne Scott, Canton, Jean and Gordon Miller, Wyalusing, Marlene and Eugene Chamberlin, Lime Hill and Linda and Robert Porter, Wyalusing; four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Gail VanDeMark, Joseph and LaRue VanDeMark, Lime Hill, Paul and Jane VanDeMark, Camptown; son, Mark and Delores VanDeMark, Wyalusing; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very good neighbor, James Norcronk and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing with the Rev. William J. Townsend, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Wyalusing cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be direct to the United Methodist Church in Wyalusing. Canton Independent Sentinel

VANDEMARK Romeyn Joseph
10/24/2007 The New Age Examiner
Romeyn Joseph VanDeMark of Sugar Run, died on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. On June 12, 1943, he married the former Doris Oliver who survives. He was born on Aug. 28, 1922, the son of the late Loran and Myrtle Stoddard VanDeMark. He attended Golden Hill School, worked for many years as a woodsman with his father; also, hauling props and coal to and from the Valley. For a time worked at Blue Swan in Sayre. He then went into logging and was co-owner of VanDeMark Brothers running bulldozer building many ponds and roads in the area. In addition to his wife, Doris, he is survived by sons, Loran of Sugar Run and his fiancée Lisa Brown of Wyalusing, and Randy at home; daughter, Sherelle Mapes, Wyalusing; grandchildren, Tami and Andy Laco, Whiteman AFB, Mo., Hope and David Jordan, Franklin, Mass., Renee Babcock, Binghamton, N.Y., Laurence II and Tarena Mapes, Wyalusing, Denice and Greg Hallabuk, Mehoopany, Justin and Crystal VanDeMark, Sugar Run, Jennifer and Thomas Field, Mehoopany, Jill VanDeMark and Loni VanDeMark, Laceyville; step-grandchildren Brenda and Thomas Miller, Dushore, and Timothy and Kim Mapes, Towanda; several great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dale Salsman; sister-in-law Marie VanDeMark; and several nieces and nephews. Romeyn was proceeded in death by a son Lonnie Romeyn, son-in-law Laurence Mapes, brothers: Raymond "Pat," Elwyn, and Ronald "Sam," sisters: Cornelia Blackburn and D. Mary "Arky" Salsman.  A memorial service will be held at Hollenback United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. Interment in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Fire Co., Sugar Run, PA 18846 or Hollenback United Methodist Church c/o Melanie Adams, RR2, Laceyville, PA 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

VANDERPOEL Diane R. Olmstead
63, of Lime Hill, PA, died
on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2010 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born Nov. 26, 1946, she was one of nine children of the late Clifford T. and Arlene B. Johnson Vanderpoel. She graduated from high school and attended two years of college. She married Danny Olmstead on April 18, 1981 and they recently celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary.  Mrs. Olmstead worked for many years in the dress manufacturing business; she worked for A.J. Dress of Standing Stone and was the floor lady for Meshoppen Dress Mfg. Co. for 18 years. She was last employed as a waitress at Bob’s Restaurant in Wyalusing. Diane enjoyed sewing and shopping and especially in crafts, making many wonderful pieces for her family and friends.  Also surviving are a son, Tom (Paula) Weaver of Port Republic, VA; daughter, Candi Snyder of Sugar Run; stepson, Danny (Sandy) Olmstead of Avondale, AZ; stepdaughter, Bobbie Jo Rybicki of Scottsdale, AZ; three brothers, Keith (Mary Ann) Vanderpoel of Wrenshall, MN, Larry (Margene) Vanderpoel of Towanda, Carl Vanderpoel of Idaho; five sisters, Patricia (Arthur) Henry of Athens, Carol (Tom) Shay of Towanda, Joanne (Vaughn) Struble of Towanda, Gail (Gary) Spencer of Herrickville, Deborah (Tim) Cass of Port Republic, VA; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, October 21, 2010

Daily Review, Bessie M.VANDERPOOL Hines, age 81, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Endicott, NY, died on Sunday, November 19, 2000. She was born on April 4, 1919, in Spring Lake, to the late Roxanna and Richard Vanderpool. In 1979, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, the late William Hines. Mrs. Hines was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, No. 104, Round Hill of Endicott, NY; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sun Coast Aerie No. 3153 Auxiliary of New Port Richey, FL and was a past president of the Lakewood Villas Auxiliary of New Port Richey, FL. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Trudee Hines of Owego; grandchildren, Katie and Megan Hines of Owego, Patrick and Kelly Warga of Bainbridge, Island, WA, Eric and Janice Warga of Cordova, AK; great-grandchildren, Adam and Anna Rose Warga and Chatham Warga; one brother, Richard Vanderpool of Dushore; four sisters, Nellie Parrish of Indiatlantic, FL, Winifred Porter of Raleigh, NC; Jean Chakanovsky of Binghamton, Gertrude (Trudy) Power of Chandler, AZ and a special companion, Clarence Fisher of New Port Richey, FL. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marita and by brothers, Llewellyn and Garfield. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Anne Canfield, officiating. Interment followed in Wyalusing Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 submitted by Carol Brotzman

VANDERPOOL -CARRIE V. ALLEN, 84, widow of Lester Allen, formerly of Towanda, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 1995, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Dec. 9, 1910 in Spring Lake, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Stella Hoover Vanderpool.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Norris Mosier of Sugar Run, Pa.; a son, Lester Wayne Allen of Clark Summit, Pa.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lewis and Myrtle Kunkle, both of Towanda and Grace Vanderpool of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Allen, in February of 1964 and by a brother, Ferdinand Vanderpool.  A private funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 1995, at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The Rev. Harry Ferguson will officiate.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the patient activity fund of the Bradford County Manor, RR3, Box 322 Troy, PA in Mrs. Allen’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

VANDERPOOL Norma Jean Vaow

Norma Jean Vaow, 74, widow of Delbert R. Vaow Sr. of South Branch, Monroe Township, Pa., died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa.  Norma was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Carl and Anna Croft Vanderpool. On Aug. 24, 1955 she married Delbert R. Vaow who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1994. Norma was formerly employed by the Towanda Folding Box Company, the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda and the former Superstore on Main Street in Towanda. Norma was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was an active supporter of the Country Connection Line Dancers.  She is survived by her children, Delbert "Rick" (Jolene) Vaow Jr. of Clearfield, Pa., Terry Vaow of Towanda.  Robert Vaow of Newville, Pa., Peggy Parsons (Brad Beckwith) of Towanda; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Peg Vaow of LaPorte, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Donna Robinson and Dixie Dickerson; brother-in-law, Dale Vaow; nephew, Randy (Jackie) Vanderpool; neighbor, Pauline Strawser.  In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in death by, her brother, Clayton Vanderpool; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Delta and John Lamphere; brother-in-law, Leon Robinson; and father-in-law, Fred Vaow.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Norma's memory. Towanda Daily Review - March 28, 2011

 

VAUGHN Mary -  Mrs. Mary Vaughn Keeler, wife of John G. Keeler of Wyalusing died at the family home in Wyalusing on Wednesday afternoon, October 31st,1923, following an illness of about 10 days from bronchial pneumonia and a complication of disease attendant to old age. Her age was 93 years, two months and twenty-one days. Mrs. Keeler had been in failing health for the past several months and this failing had been particularly noted during the past few weeks in the general weakening of her physical condition. Mrs. Keeler was Wyalusing's oldest resident and had spent her entire life in the immediate vicinity. She was the daughter of Elias and Ann (Abbott) Vaughn, pioneer settlers in Wyalusing twp, having settled on Vaughn Hill in 1810; coming into these parts from Connecticut, shortly after their marriage in Virginia. Mary Vaughn Keeler was born at the Vaughn homestead on Vaughn Hill on August 10,1830 and was the youngest of a large family of fourteen children, all of who have now passed to the great beyond. In her younger days Mrs. Keeler taught the district school in different parts of Wyalusing and Wilmot twps and for a year was a student at Wyoming Seminary back in the late forties. In 1856 she was united in marriage to John Gregory Keeler of Wyalusing, their marriage taking place on New Year's day of that year at the Vaughn homestead at Vaughn Hill. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Keeler took up their residence in Wyalusing where they have since resided. Three children were born to them, namely John Vaughn Keeler, died in 1917; Elizabeth Keeler, died in 1887, and Van Day Keeler, now living at Sidney NY. Mrs. Keeler led an exceedingly active life and for one of her years her energy and enthusiasm with which she entered into the current events of the day until the last few days of her lie was conceded as remarkable. She retained her faculties to a high degree, of perfection until the last and young as well as the aged found pleasure in her company. For many years she had been active in church work, being a regular attendant at the Wyalusing Presbyterian church and until a few years ago taught a class in the Sunday school for a long period of years. She was a charter member of the Mach-wi-hilusing D.A.R. organization and also of the federated Fortnightly Club of Women of Wyalusing. Mrs. Keeler is survived by her husband, John Gregory Keeler, who is now in his ninetieth year and one son. V.Day Keeler of Sidney, NY,; also the following grandchildren; Mrs. F. A Neff of Wichita, Kan.; George Keeler of Wyalusing, Mrs. Harry Hodges of Owego NY., and Charles Irvin and Donald Keeler of Sidney NY., and C. Philip Wagner of Endicott NY. Funeral Services were held on Sunday afternoon, Nov 4th at the late home of  Mrs. Keeler on Front Street, Wyalusing at 2:30 o'clock and burial was made in the family plot at the Wyalusing cemetery, Rev P. Lewis Lloyd, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian church had charge of the funeral services, assisted by Rev. Milton Lewis Cook of Merryall. ~Wyalusing Rocket, Nov. 1923 ~ Submitted By Bonny Sutton

WALTERS - Betty Louise Milarta - April 10, 2002
Mrs. Betty Louise Milarta, age 64, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Betty was born in Owego, NY, on March 6, 1938, a daughter of the late Lester and Nancy Wheeler Walters. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1956. She married Michael R. Milarta of Wyalusing on Oct. 26, 1969.  Betty worked as a bookkeeper for the former Vandervort Mills in Laceyville and the Wyalusing National Bank and Kintner Equipment Company of Wyalusing. She also helped many families as a babysitter for over 15 years until her health deteriorated. She really loved babysitting and considered all she cared for as if they were her own children.  A loving spouse, mother and grandmother, she truly loved attending the Camptown Community Church. After her health failed, she enjoyed reading and watching movies and was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan.  Surviving are her spouse, Michael, at home; three daughters and son-in-law, Wanda and Joseph Matuszak, Fleetwood, Donna Shook, Reading, Lindsey Milarta, Chicago, IL; special family friends, Kim, Raul, Maegan, Aaron and Adam Azpiazu, Wyalusing; granddaughter, Kayla Jo Matuszak; brothers and sister-in-law, Daniel and Lynette Walters, Stevensville, David Walters, Mehoopany; sisters, Beverly Walters, Laporte, Helen Jackson, Great Falls, MT; several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela Dawn Milarta in Aug. of 1973; a brother, Robert Walters and sister, Jean Stone.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 13 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Learn, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends called on Saturday morning at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Diabetes Association, NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA.

WALTERS - Beverly Jane Walters, 72, a resident of The Highlands in Laporte, PA, died on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on March 15, 1936, in Newark Valley, NY, a daughter of the late Lester Albert and Nancy Leona (Wheeler) Walters. Beverly had been a resident of Bradford County since 1952. She enjoyed cats, birds, her flowerbeds and listening to music on the radio.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Lynette Walters of Stevensville, David and Doris Brown Walters of Towanda; a sister: Helen Jackson of West Virginia; special nephews and nieces, Lester Walters, Lloyd Walters, Kimberly Walters, Debra (Howard) Brown and by many other nephews and nieces. A private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in Wyalusing Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

WATKINS Frances Mary Frystak

age 77, of Terrytown, Pa., passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at her home with her loving family at her side.  Frances was born in Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, Pa., on Jan. 19, 1935, a daughter of the late Robert Edward Watkins and Winifred Squires Watkins. She was raised by Frances Valentine Watkins and Edward Watkins, her grandparents. She graduated with honors from the Nicholson High School, a member of the class of 1953.  Frances began working in the A&P store in Montrose where she met Stanley A. Frystak. They were married on April 24, 1954 and enjoyed 48 years of marriage. Stan predeceased her on Dec. 11, 2002.  They moved to Wyalusing where she worked for the former Acme Markets. She owned a tropical fish store for several years. She and Stan purchased the Edgefield Court Motel in East Wyalusing in the 1960s and they owned and operated the motel through two floods until they sold it in 1986. Frances went to work for the Bradford County Area Agency on Aging retiring after 12 years of service. Frances served as the Senior Center Manager at Park Place in Wyalusing for several years.  Frances was extremely active in the Wyalusing Community her whole life. An avid bingo player, she not only played everywhere but she called bingo at the Wyalusing Valley Fire Company Carnival and the Wyoming County Fair Association. She was a life member of both the Wyalusing Valley Fire Company and the Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are three children Winifred Mosier and partner Thomas Brown of Terrytown, Thomas and Susan Frystak of Macedonia and Delta Ann Frystak of Terrytown; six grandchildren Jason (Janet) Otis of Terrytown, Melinda Otis of Laceyville, Betsy Ball and Ed of Wyalusing, Pa., Valerie Mosier of Nanticoke, Pa., Leslie (Russell) Peterson of Wyalusing, Pa. and Keegan (Ashley) Canfield of Terrytown; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers William (Judith) Watkins of Alva, Fla., Edward (Janice) Watkins of Nicholson, Pa. and Robert (Carol) Watkins of Smithboro, NY; brothers-and sisters-in-law Walter (Alice) Frystak of Montrose, Edward Frystak of Montrose; and also a special caregiver Betty Haught, of Terrytown, Pa.  She was predeceased by an infant son Russell Watkins and two brothers Jack Watkins of Vestal, N.Y. and Lester Watkins of Nicholson; brothers-in-law Chester (Janette) Frystak of Montrose and John Frystak of Dushore; sisters-in-law Theresa (Bob) Decker of Vestal Center, N.Y. and Charlotte Frystak of Montrose.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853 with the Rev. Dennis W. Fox, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, Terrytown, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home from 10 a.m. on Thursday until the time of the service.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Valley Fire Company, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Public Library (for children's books), P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Towanda Daily Review – August 22, 2012

 

WAY John O. "Jack" Way

84, of Sugar Run, died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side.  "Poverty Hollow" in Hollenback will be missing one hard working man. John "Jack" Way is heading for a much needed rest after working hard for his family and friends. Whenever he was asked his birthday he would just smile. He was born April 1, 1928.  Everyone will remember Jack's gruff tone and kind heart.  Jack was born in Sugar Run, son of the late James Vincent Way and Fedora Sutton Way.  He spent 57 wonderful years on the family farm with his wife Lucretia Huffman Way. Lucretia and Jack's dog Lily continues to keep the home fire burning.  Those having learned where there's a will – there's a "Way" are his son, Richard Way Sr. of Alba; his daughters, Jackie and Wayne Bogovich of Silver Spring, Md. and Esther and Thomas Potts of Wyalusing.  Those believing he could fix anything are his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  His surviving angels are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Pete Puterbaugh of Friendsville and Linda and Dan Puterbaugh of Rome; a sister-in-law, Louise Way of Wyalusing; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Jack was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot. He enjoyed farming, hunting, refinishing furniture. In his younger days he also enjoyed polka and square dancing. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by brothers, George Way, James Way and Stanley Way; sisters Grace Bell, Florence Hauck, Viola Irvin, Alfretta Bloom, Marian Knapp, Margaret Kunzman, Beulah Stevens and Elsie Harmic, Esther Dyer McCarty, and Bernice Thomas.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Tony Turner, 9 Tony's Lane, Sugar Run, PA 18846.  Towanda Daily Review - August 11, 2012

 

WELLES –BARBARA WELLES TURNER BROOKS, 81, of Indialitic, Fla., died Friday, April 13, 2001 in Newport News, Va.  Barb was born Nov. 8, 1919 in Wyalusing, a daughter of the late Fisher Welles Jr. and Florence Vaugh Welles.  Her father was a partner in Welles Mill Company and Barbara was raised on the family farm in East Wyalusing across from the present high school.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in 1936.  She also attended Penn State University.  She married David M. Turner, of Towanda, on Feb. 21, 1941.  They divorced and she married Ret. Col. William K. Brooks on Jan. 3, 1949.  They retired to Indialantic, Fla., where Barb was very active playing piano in a band that entertained at events sponsored by the Melbourne Chapter of the Salvation Army.  She also played weekly for many years at various rest homes in the Melbourne area.  She was a warm and caring person who celebrated her life in the Lord.  For a number of years, she worked in the Christian Bookstore, the Mustard Seed Cove” in Indialantic.  Barb belonged to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.  Barb loved the Pennsylvania mountains and for many years spent her summers at her home in Sugar Run.  Surviving Barb are: spouse, Ret. Col. William K. Brooks, of Indialantic, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, David M. and Bette Turner Jr. of Waleska, Ga., William K. and Maria Brooks Jr. of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren, David J. Turner of Canton, Ga., April Inbody of Fairmont, Ga., Valery Turner of Burlington, Vt., Drew Turner of Stroudsburg, and Michael Brooks, Newport News, Va.; three-great-grandchildren, Rachel Turner of Canton, Ga., Maenza Turner of Burlington, Vt., and Sandevan Turner of Burlington, Vt.  She was predeceased by a sister Betty V. Welles Nease in 1946; and three brothers, George H. Welles II in 2000, Bradford Welles in 1924 and an infant brother in 1927.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials are to be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

TRIBUTE TO A GOOD CITIZEN
Wyalusing this week lost a good citizen, a public official and an ardent worker for the progress of the community, when death suddenly took our Mayor Burt G. WELLS.
No single individual in town took more pride in his community than did Mr. Wells. Few have ever worked as hard and long as did he in continuing to make the town a better place in which to live. His friendly disposition, his love for the outdoors and his kindness to both young and old will be long remembered. Wyalusing will look a long way to find a citizen to take the place of Burt Wells. The example he set in his selfless devotion to his task as homemaker and citizen is one which could benefit everyone. ( from Wyalusing Rocket 10/20/1950)

MARION LOUISE WELLS age 86, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Marion was born May 14, 1919, in Wyalusing, a daughter of the late Francis and Emma Ruff Wells.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School and worked for a brief time at the former American Meter Co. of Wyalusing.  She became a practical nurse and worked for many years at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are several cousins.  She was predeceased by a sister, Rachel Wells Meyers, on Dec. 9, 2001.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 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 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

WELLS - Rachel Wells Meyers
Wyalusing Rocket
Mrs. Rachel Wells Meyers, age 86, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Rachel was born in Wyalusing on April 8, 1915, daughter of the late Francis and Emma Ruff Wells. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1931. She received her BS in Education from the Wilson College in Chambersburg in 1935. She taught junior high in Towanda from 1936 to 1941. Rachel then moved to Great Neck, LI where she began teaching at the Great Neck Middle School in 1941. While teaching at Great Neck, Rachel received her MS from Columbia University in New York City. In 1970, she retired from Great Neck after 29 years of service and moved back to Wyalusing. Rachel was married to Milton Meyers of Flushing, NY in 1952 and he predeceased her in 1968.  Rachel was a resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home for the past two years. She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Surviving is one sister, Marion Wells of Sayre. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 or to the American Heart Association, NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WELLS
Mrs. Rachel Wells Meyers, age 86, of Wyalusing
12/12/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Mrs. Rachel Wells Meyers, age 86, of Wyalusing died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Rachel was born in Wyalusing on April 18, 1915, daughter of the late Francis and Emma Ruff Wells.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1931. She received her B.S. in education from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., in 1935. She taught junior high in Towanda from 1936 to 1941.  She then moved to Great Neck, Long Island, where she began teaching at the Great Neck Middle School in 1941. While teaching at Great Neck, Rachel received her M.S. from Columbia University in New York City. In 1970, she retired from Great Neck after 29 years of service and moved back to Wyalusing. Rachel was married to Milton Meyers of Flushing, N.Y., in 1952, and he predeceased her in 1968. Rachel was a resident of Wyalusing Personal Care home for the past two years. Rachel was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Surviving is her sister, Marion Wells of Sayre.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11:30 a.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 on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701-3945, or to the American Heart Association, NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702.

WESTLAKE - Christopher Michael Westlake, 24, of Terry Township, PA, diedon Wednesday, March 4, 2009.  Born on Dec. 17, 1984 in Des Moines, IA, he moved to Terry Township at an early age.  He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the Class of 2002 and attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He returned to the area and worked for Taylor-Cargill for the past several years.  He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing. A Boy Scout, he was a member of Troop 96, Wyalusing, and achieved the rank of Life Scout. He enjoyed working with his computer and also photography, playing chess and spending time with his family and friends.  Surviving are his parents, Randy and Celie Kloewer Myers of Fresno, CA; brother, Ross Myers of Fresno; sister, Tova Westlake of Terry Township; maternal grandparents, Charles and Rosemary Kloewer of Mapleton, IA; aunts and uncles, Ken and George Myers and Marcy Horn of Little Falls, MN, Jeff Kloewer of Deloit, IA, Larry Kloewer of Denison, IA and Patty Lahr of Spirit Lake, IA.  A Transferal Service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends called from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 9 at the Homer Funeral Home.   RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.
 

Wyalusing Rocket July 6, 2006
Marilyn Y. WHEATON Ross, 70, of RR1, Sugar Run, PA, died Tuesday evening, July 4, 2006 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born on April 21, 1936 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Jennie Heeman Wheaton of Silvara. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, William “Buster” Ross, on Jan. 25, 2002.
She loved to cook and enjoyed time spent with her family and grandchildren. Marilyn was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church and was an active member of the United Methodist Women. 

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Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Sheila and Alan Wilsey of Tunkhannock, Sandra and Charles Bahr of Dushore, and Charles and Shelly Ross of Sugar Run; three granddaughters, Jamie Ross of Sugar Run, Jacklyn Bahr of Dushore and Ashley Ross of Sugar Run; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Floyd Eberlin of Monroeton; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Karen Wheaton of Silvara; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Margaret Ross of Milan, Richard and Joan Ross of Wyalusing, Eugene and Jeanne Ross of Sayre, Gerald Ross of Sayre, George “Jay” and Marilyn S. Ross of Sugar Run and Ronald and Ree Ann Ross of Sugar Run; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Richard Vosik of Mehoopany; aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Dan Kithcart; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Claude “Junior” Wheaton; sister, Doris Wheaton Lewis; niece, Jennie Lou Lewis. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, July 6 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. Diane Prentice, her pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hollenback United Church in Mrs. Ross’s memory. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WHEATON –MARILYN Y. ROSS age 70, of RR 1, Sugar Run, Pa., died on Tuesday evening, July 4, 2006 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born on April 21, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Jennie Heeman Wheaton, of Silvara.  She loved to cook, and enjoyed her time spent with her family and grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47years, William “Buster” Ross on January 25, 2002. Marilyn was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, and was an active member of the United Methodist Women.  She left surviving her three children and their spouses, Sheila and Alan Wilsey of Tunkhannock, Sandra and Charles Bahr of Dushore, and Charles and Shelly Ross of Sugar Run; three granddaughters, Jamie Ross of Sugar Run, Jacklyn Bahr of Dushore, and Ashley Ross of Sugar Run; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Floyd Eberlin of Monroeton, brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Karen Wheaton of Silvara; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Margaret Ross of Milan, Richard and Joan Ross of Wyalusing, Eugene and Jeanne Ross of Sayre, Gerald Ross of Sayre, George “Jay” and Marilyn S. Ross of Sugar Run and Ronald and Ree Ann Ross of Sugar Run; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Richard Vosik of Mehoopany; aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Dan Kithcart; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews and cousins.  Also preceding her in death was her brother, Claude “Junior” Wheaton; sister, Doris Wheaton Lewis; niece, Jennie Lou Lewis.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, held on Friday, July 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, in Dushore, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hollenback United Church in Mrs. Ross’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

Harry A. WHIPPLE
Jan. 24, 2002
Harry A. Whipple, 87, of Park Place, Wyalusing, PA, died and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, following a lingering illness.  Harry was born Nov. 28, 1914 in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Charles Dewitt and Cora Jackson Whipple. He attended Wyalusing Schools and was self-employed as a dairy farmer until 1955 when he took employment with the Wyalusing Valley School System as a custodian. He took great pride in his work and especially enjoyed the students and was appreciated by them. He retired from the school system in 1975.  A member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, he was active in church activities when his health permitted. He formerly was a member of the Dairymen’s League.  Harry will be remembered for his sense of humor and pleasant disposition. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He married the former Gertrude Reed of Sugar Run on Jan. 17, 1938 in the Durell Parsonage. They recently celebrated their 64 years of a loving marriage.  Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Arthur Allyn of Browntown; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Anita Whipple of Towanda; four grandchildren, Brenda Morrow of Schenectady, NY, Todd Allyn, Sugar Run, Pamela McCloskey, Mansfield and Bryan Whipple of Strabane; ten great-grandchildren, Chris Clair, Tucker Allyn, Jeremy Allyn, Katharine Morrow, Rebecca Morrow, Katey Grace McCloskey, Zachary McCloskey, Ashlyn Whipple, Madison Whipple and Camryn Whipple; a sister-in-law, Dolores Whipple, Hughesville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Fisk of Wilmot in 1989 and a brother, Walter Whipple of Dushore in 1986.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, his pastor, and the Rev. Victor Millard, pastor of the Laceyville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make donations to the Wyalusing Methodist Church in care of Maxine Meteer, Peoples State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

WALTER L. WHIPPLE, 66 of Dushore died Aug. 25, 1986 of an apparent heart attack.  He was born in Wilmot Township, Bradford County August 19, 1920 a son of Charles and Cora Jackson Whipple.  A graduate of the class of 1938, Wyalusing High School he was the first student to be awarded the Keystone Farmers Degree.  He was a veteran of World War II.  Over the years he had been employed by the Rice Funeral Home, Johnson City, NY; for 17 years he was field man and dairy inspector for the Harrington Dairy Co. and its successors; for several years he was employed at the Masonite Corporation in Towanda; he also managed the Taylor Exxon Station in Wyalusing; he retired a year ago from Taylor Packing Co., Wyalusing and since then his health had been declining.  Most recently he had been a part of the Green Thumb Program in Sullivan County.  Walter Whipple was a craftsman and often did woodworking for friends and neighbors.  While a diary inspector, he had the reputation among milk handlers as having the cleanest barns and milk houses in the northeast.  He was a stickler for rules and saw that they were implemented and many dairymen did not see eye to eye with him.  He left the dairy business after milk was no longer shipped in bulk to the Dushore creamery.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore.  Surviving are his wife the former Dolores Bahr; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Julie) Stroble of LaPorte and Mrs. Robert (Fay) Hendricks of Scranton; three sons, Gary of Hewitt, NJ and twins, Tom of Muncy and Tim of Forest Hill, Louisiana; a sister, Mrs. Adrian Fisk of Wilmot Twp.; a brother, Harry also of Wyalusing RD; eight granddaughters, four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Kerr Funeral home, Wyalusing, today from 2 to 4, tomorrow (Friday) from 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. in the church at Hollenback.  A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, The Heart Fund or the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Wyalusing Cemetery)

WHITELEY –ELEANOR WHITELEY GANNON, 87 died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Eleanor was born June 2, 1918, in Richfield, Pa., the daughter of Albert and Araminta Shelley Whiteley.   She grew up in Selinsgrove and went on to receive a teaching degree in home economics at the Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University) in 1940.  This is where she met her future husband, Max P. Gannon, to whom she was married from May 1942 until his death on Nov. 13, 1995.  She briefly taught home economics in Troy as a young woman, and in later years, after raising her family, went on to serve as the Sullivan County home economist (Penn State Extension Service) for about 10 years.  Aside from her husband, Eleanor was predeceased by her four sisters; Olive, Mary, Anice and Betty and brother, William.  She is survived by her four children; Catherine Gannon, Endicott, N.Y., William A. Gannon, Harrisburg, Pa., Mary Gannon Skillings, Wyalusing, Pa. and Max P. Gannon Jr., Athens, Pa. She will be sorely missed by her nine grandchildren; Mark, Pamela, Genel, Cyndie, Jeremy, Krista, Katie, Allan and Jennifer.  At the time of her death, Eleanor had 13 great-grandchildren with another on the way.  Eleanor will be especially remembered for her giving and selfless nature. She was committed to her family and, in addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, tirelessly served her church and community until declining health prohibited her from doing so. There was always a place at the Gannon table. As the wife of a long-time school administrator, Eleanor was known as gracious hostess who welcomed faculty members, employees, neighbors and even down-and-out strangers to her home and dinner table. During the holiday season, one of her greatest pleasures was baking cookies and her popular cinnamon buns, delivering them to households throughout the Wyalusing area.  As a conscientious member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, she was the accompanist for many years for the church's Junior Choir and a long-time teacher of the pre-school Sunday school class. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women (formerly Women's Society for Christian Service) and was a long-time and loyal member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Visitation will be hosted by the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home at 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with committal services to follow at the Wyalusing Cemetery with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, her pastor, officiating.  Following that, all are invited to a luncheon provided by the United Methodist Women in the community room of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILBER Daily Review
Calista R. Schulze, age 91, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 2003, at The Highlands in Laporte.She was born on Dec. 21, 1911, in Gillette's Bridge a daughter of the late Howard and Lizzie Allen Wilbur. Calista was raised by Charles and Lillie Chubbock.In her early years she was employed by the Saratoga Springs Race Track in NewYork as a waitress and cook. She then moved to Wyalusing so she could care for her mother, at that time she was employed by the Wyalusing Hotel. It was then she met her husband William (Herman) Schulze.She was a devoted member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, and had served on many church committees. She was a member of the church Fidelis women's group. Cal was especially proud to serve her church on it's kitchen committee.She was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.Cal enjoyed working and organizing the Pie Booth for the Wyalusing Firemen's Carnival. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, flowers, time spent watching horse racing, and had a fondness for animals.Cal and Herman owned and operated the Deer Valley Inn, a local restaurant and tavern in New Albany, and later owned and operated the Town Tavern of Wyalusing.Surviving is her husband: Herman Schulze, at home; a sister-in-law and husband: Sally (Shulze) and Allen Schmoll, of Wyalusing, PA; a nephew and wife: Charles F. and Lyn Welles, III, of Wyalusing, PA; a nephew: Nelson A. Welles, II, of Sheshequin, PA; two cousins: Harry Schulze, of Wyalusing, PA, Walter Schulze, of Alfred Station, NY; and by several great nephews and great nieces.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Church and Marsh Streets in Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, her pastor officiating.Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WILCOX –RUTH MARION STARTZEL, 80 of Wyalusing, Pa. died on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Ruth was born Nov. 5, 1918 on Sugar Hill, Wilmot Township, Bradford County the daughter of the late Ephraim A. and Mildred Fenton Wilcox.  She graduated from Wyalusing High School a member of the class of 1938.  She married Ira C. Startzel of Mount Carmel, Pa., who predeceased her on April 25, 1969.  Ruth worked for many years as a teacher’s aide at the Camptown Elementary School and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She also was very accomplished in making crafts and was an avid bowler at the Wyalusing Lanes.  She was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the Wyalusing Grange.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ruthi C. and Richard Casselbury, Wysox, Pa.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Evalee Wilcox, Fenton and Beverly Wilcox, all of Towanda, Pa.; five sisters, June Truesdale, Meshoppen, Pa., Betty Marbaker, Meshoppen, Pa., Mary Shatinsky, Laceyville, Pa., Charlotte Anderson, Wyalusing, Pa., Lillian Jayne, Laceyville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Margaret McDonough, Wyalusing, Pa., Viola Eldred, Honesdale, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Casselbury, Heather Casselbury and Curt Casselbury all of Wysox, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Caroline Ruth; an infant sister, Shirley Ann Wilcox; three brothers, E. Albert Wilcox Jr., Oliver (Willie) Wilcox and Fayette Wilcox.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Gayle Roberts her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

Kenneth S. Williams
March 1, 2002
Kenneth S. Williams, age 81, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Friday, March 1, 2002 at Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1920 in Camden, NJ, a son of the late John Thomas and Florence Bennett Williams.  Mr. Williams was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during World War II.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree from Bucknell University.  On July 1, 1946 he married the former Marietta J. Slivinske of Wilkes-Barre. They have enjoyed a loving and devoted marriage of 55 years.  In 1954, Mr. Williams moved to Wyalusing to assume the position of principal for Wyalusing High School. He was involved in the jointure of the Camptown, Laceyville, New Albany and Wyalusing schools forming the Wyalusing Valley High School and retired as principal of Wyalusing Valley High School in 1980.  He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and has held various church offices and was a member of the church choir.  His other memberships include The Pennsylvania Association of Secondary High School Principals, of which he was a past president; Wyalusing American Legion Post #534, Towanda VFW, Wyalusing Choraliers, Masonic Lodge No. 618 F&AM and is a past master, having served in 1963.  He worked and was involved with the local chapter of the American Red Cross and was a member and had been a driver for the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  Mr. Williams was an avid supporter of local sporting and musical events. He enjoyed time spent fishing, gardening, reading and cooking.  Surviving are his wife, Marietta (Met) J. Williams, at home; four children and their spouses, Kerry Dibble of Wyalusing, Craig and Scotti Williams of Berwyn, Laurie and Craig Manney of Stevensville, Steve and Barb Williams of Canton; his sisters, Olwen Overman of Shavertown, Blanche Williams of Wilkes-Barre; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Edward T. Kosek of Frederick, MD; 10 grandchildren, Heather and Ben Dibble, Kassie, Jessica and Abby Williams, Josh, Tim and Becca Manney, Katie and Kenny Williams and by many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Ronald Williams and by a son-in-law, David Dibble.  A memorial service was held at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating.  Friends and family called on Monday, March 4 at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic Service was held on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  Military honors will be accorded at the Wyalusing Cemetery following the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions can be made to Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, the Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F&AM, c/o John R. McHenry, Lodge Secretary, PO Box 765, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church in Mr. Williams’s memory.

WOOD Alva C. - Alva C. "Bucky" Wood, 67, of Sugar Run, died
on Monday, June 28, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on December 20, 1942, in Honesdale, Pa., a son of the late Alva G. and Alice Stegner Wood. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory, in Mildred, giving 26 years of service. Bucky enjoyed his time spent bowling, playing horseshoes, and visiting with his many friends. He leaves surviving his brothers and sister-in-laws: Roger and Mary Wood, of Sugar Run, Pa.; David and Connie Wood, of Laceyville, Pa.; an uncle and aunt: Clyde and Augusta Stegner, of Honesdale, Pa.; and two nieces and three nephews: Lisa Sands, Kelly Jo Penney, Roger Wood, Jr., David Sands and Joshua Wood. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held on at 11 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2010 at the McHenry Funeral Home, with Charles Bishop, officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in memory of Alva "Bucky" Wood. - Towanda Daily Review, June 30, 2010

WOOD - Daily Review
Alva G. Wood, age 84, of Wyalusing RR 2, Terry Township, died on Friday, March 7, 2003, at his home. He was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Holly, Pa., a son of the late Charlie and Amy Wood. Mr. Wood was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He had been a resident of this area for 53 years, having moved from Waymart, Pa., in 1948. Before his retirement in 1998, he was a self-employed quarryman with his son David Wood and prior to that had been a truck driver most of his life. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Alva enjoyed bowling and time spent in the out of doors hunting, fishing and trapping. On April 5, 2002, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. (Stegner) Wood. They were married at Beach Lake on Feb. 4, 1939, and were married for 63 years. He leaves surviving: three children and their spouses, Alva C. Wood, at home, Roger and Mary Wood of Hollenback, and David and Connie Wood of Terrytown; a brother-in-law, Clyde Stegner of Honesdale, Pa.; five grandchildren, Kelly, Roger Jr., Lisa, David and Joshua Wood; and his three great-grandchildren, Damien, Emma and Eathan. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Hilda Wood, and his brothers and sisters, Ray Rider, Orvil Rider, Walter Rider, Stanley Wood, Gladys Freemuth and Mertle Nober.A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Charles Bishop, pastor of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 534. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

MR. EARL G. WOODRUFF age 81 of Sugar Run died Saturday evening, Nov. 27, 1993 in New Milford, Conn. where he was visiting his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jack Thompson.  Earl was born on Nov. 27, 1912 in Windham Township, son of the late John and Jessie Woodruff Woodruff.  He attended local schools and married Marie L. Jennings of Monroeton on July 3, 1935.  Marie predeceased him on Jan. 26, 1992.  Earl was a lifelong farmer and for many years worked at the Harold McCarty Farm in Sugar Run.  He was a member of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are: two sons, Nelson Woodruff of Metuchen, N.J. and Donald Woodruff of Jackson, N.J.; four daughters, Mrs. George (Betty) Lutz of Nineveh, N.Y., Mrs. Shirley Hawley of New Milford, Mrs. Jack (Patricia) Thompson of New Milford and Mrs. Rose Marie Thompson of Clifton, Va.; a brother, Herbert Woodruff of Dundee, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Leola Jackson of Wyalusing and Mrs. Norma Conner of Union Beach, N.J.; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer, his former pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church in care of Wayne Morrow, RR 1, Box 24, Sugar Run, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WOODRUFF Evelyn Kithcart

Evelyn Kithcart, age 86, of Laceyville, Pa., died at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.  Evelyn was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of the late Charles and Ida Wells Woodruff. She met and married Daniel Kithcart of Terrytown, Pa. on Aug. 12, 1939; they recently just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed her cat and dog.  Surviving: spouse Daniel at home, daughters and sons-in law: Janet (Wayne) DeRemer of Laceyville, Pa., Donna Kithcart and Michael of Spring Hill, Pa. and Pam (Karl) Santee of Wyalusing, Pa., son Daniel C. Kithcart and Joyce Wilcox of Ulster, Pa., eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers; Clifford Woodruff, Howard Woodruff, Karl Heeman, Francis Heeman, and Allie Heeman, and a sister Jenny Wheaton.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Penney M Rahm, officiating. Interment to follow in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Silvara Ladies Aid Society, c/o Jane Walton, 2531 Steam Mill Hollow Road, Laceyville, PA 18623 or the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – September 1, 2011

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Mr. Nicholas Yaremko, age 85, of RR 1 Box 247, Wyalusing, (Spring Hill) died at the Darway Nursing Home in Estella, PA on Saturday evening, June 22, 2002. Mr. Yaremko has been a resident of Darway for the last eight months. Born in the Bronx, NY on Feb. 21, 1917, he was the son of the late Theodore and Mary Tomaszski Yaremko. He was the husband of the late Madeline Felichko Yaremko, who died on Aug. 8, 1995. Mr. Yaremko was a graduate of the Camptown High School. He was later a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. While in the service, he was attached to the 5th Marine Division where he repaired landing crafts in the Pacific Theater. He and his brothers were dairy farmers all their lives on Spring Hill. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534 for 59 years, the longest of any member. He is survived by two nephews, Steve Yaremko and Kim Yaremko, both of Towanda. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve Yaremko and Peter Yaremko. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Fr. Kenneth Seegar of the St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service. Graveside military services were conducted by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman


 

? Edna M. KERR

87, formerly of Wyalusing, died in Orlando, Fla. on June 7, 2012.  Born Feb 1 1925 in Cornwall. She lived in Florida with her daughter, Deborah since 1983. Preceeded in death by a brother and three sisters. Survived by brother Elmer; sister Maryann; daughter Deborah Kerr; son Kenneth Kerr Jr.; two grandchildren, Karl Kerr and Heather (Kerr) Hadsall; three great-grandchildren, Jaime, Shawna and Konner; and several nieces and nephews that were very special to her.  Edna was a Registered Nurse for over 50 years. She worked at Tyler Hospital when it was in Meshoppen and also at the Marlett Nursing Home in Tunkhannock. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.  Family and friends are invited to view from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Beverly Murphy officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.  Towanda Daily Review – June 15, 2012


? NEILEY - Funeral services for Harriet M. Neiley, 91, of 104 E. Vanderbilt St. Athens, will be held Friday, May 24, 2002 at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 Main St., Athens, with her Pastor, the Rev. Donald Anderson, officiating.  Family and friends may call Thursday, May 23 from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. and Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Untied Methodist Church, 118 S. main St. Athens, PA 18810
 

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