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

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

DAVIS R. Charles

Death - R. Charles DAVIS of Meyersburg, died at the Robert Packer Hospital 5/5/1911 following an operation made necessary from a complication of diseases.  He was 41.  He leaves a wife, 3 children: Helen, Agatha, Edward, a brother, Guy of Walkerion Ind., 2 sisters, Mrs. W. F. NORTHRUP of Athens, Mrs Agatha CLARK of New Mexico.  Burial was in the Wysox Cemetery.

 

ARTHUR E. ‘SPIKE’ DECKER, 51, of First Street, Athens, Pa., died Saturday morning, July 2, 2005, at his home following a brief illness.  Born April 4, 1951 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Howard Decker.  Spike attended Towanda High School and was a veteran of U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was employed by Craftmaster Inc., in Wysox for 32 years.  Arthur was a member of the former Am-Vets Post in Towanda, Pa.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR races.  Arthur is survived by his wife, Teresa Corcoran, at home; his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Decker of Towanda, Pa.; his children, Arthur L. Decker of Towanda, Jessica Bleiler and her husband, Philip Bleiler of Nichols, N.Y., and Serena Kithcart of Rome, Pa.; a stepson, Levi Corcoran of Dallas, Texas; his grandsons, Collin Sean and Jeremiah Bleiler; his sisters, Rose Odergard and Debra Decker, both of Towanda; and his brother, Robert Decker and Megan Birdsall of Wysox.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cindy Rinebold Decker; an infant son, Randy Decker and his brother, Terry Decker.  A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox Twp., Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Arthur E. Decker’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ARTHUR DECKER JR., 77, of East Towanda died Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital in Towanda, surrounded by his loving family.  Born May 19, 1928 at home in Herrick Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur and Lona M. Wells Decker, Sr.  Arthur was employed by Masonite Corp., in Wysox for 23 years and by Katherine A. Patterson in Towanda for 27 years until his retirement.  Arthur was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather.  His life encompassed his family and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  Arthur was an avid gardener.  He will be fondly remember by his family and friends for his willingness to give of himself to anyone in need.  Surviving are; his loving wife of 34 years Elizabeth Howard Decker at home, his daughters Rose Odegard of Towanda and Debra Decker of Towanda; his son Robert Duane Decker and Megan Birdsall of Wysox; his daughter-in-law Teresa Corcoran of Athens; his sisters Gladys Hendershot of Rome, Marjorie Vanderpool and her husband Gerald Vanderpool of Standing Stone, Dorothy Hilliar and her husband Donald Hilliar of Berkshire, N.Y., Ruth Cass of Rome, Helen Brown of Rome, Katie Stephenson of Rome, Frieda Smith and her husband Ronald Smith of Towanda, Shirley Blemle and her husband Paul Blemle of Luthers Mills, Pa., Marion Seymour and her husband Robert Seymour of Wysox, Peggy Kobbe and her husband James Kobbe of Towanda; his brother Earl Decker and his wife Dorothy Decker of Monroeton; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful canine friend, Tiny.  He was preceded in death by; his two sons, Arthur Eugene “Spike” Decker on July 2, 2005 and Terry Lee Decker on July 30, 1989; an infant grandson, Randy Decker; granddaughter Darcey Decker; his father, Arthur Decker on Jan. 16, 1965; his mother, Lona M. Wells Decker on Dec. 4, 2001; his two brothers James Milton Decker on Feb. 28, 2004 and Howard Decker on Feb. 23, 1992; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Rinebold Decker.  A memorial service will be held Sunday Sept. 18, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Phillip Maenza officiating.  The family will receive Friends Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 2, Wysox, Pa. in Arthur Decker Jr.’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DECKER Gary Charles Decke

60, a resident of the Ashton Health Care Center, Athens, Pa., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Gary was born in Towanda on Jan. 27, 1951, a son of Elizabeth Lease Decker and the late Edgar Decker. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and Lycoming College where he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Gary was employed by the Williams Oil Company for many years until he became disabled in 2008. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Drislane of Westerville, Ohio; brother Wayne Decker and wife Barbara of Blossburg, Pa.; nephew Wayne Decker II of Ogden, Utah; two step-sisters and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Decker, in 1972 and step-father, Robert Drislane, in 1980.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with Rev. Karen Ballard officiating. Interment will follow in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., and also from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 in Gary's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 11, 2011  

 

Drowning Victim found near Ulster Bridge.  For the second time in two weeks a drowning victim was found in the Susquehanna River.  Around 7 a.m. yesterday, the body of Terry Lee DECKER, 33 of Bridge Street, Ulster, was found in the Susquehanna River near the Ulster boat landing.  State police report that the body was discovered by Dale E. Gowen, Jr., 16 of Bodines, PA.  Gowen was about to launch his boat when he spotted Decker's body about six feet from the western shore near the Ulster Bridge.  Mr. Decker was pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Coroner Eugene Farr at 7:45 a.m..  An autopsy was performed by Dr. John Kelly at the Robert Packer Hospital, indicated that death was due to drowning.  No evidence of violence was found according to the autopsy findings.  July 1998

DECKER   The funeral service for Terry Lee Decker, 33, of Ulster, formerly of Towanda RD 5 were held Wednesday, August 2, 1998 at 2.p.m. at the Maryott-- Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial was in the  Wysox Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Gerald Howard, Jerry Howard, Jeff Chase, Craig Odegard, Billy Hollenback and Rick Mansfield.  Note:  Terry was the s/o Arthur and Elizabeth Howard Decker.

DECKER  Terry Lee DECKER, 33, of Ulster, formerly of Towanda RD5, died Sunday, July 30, 1989.  Born Jan. 7, 1956 in Sayre, he was the son of Artur and Elizabeth HOWARD DECKER.  Terry was a graduate of Towanda High School Classs of 1974 and was employed at the DIBBLE Saw Mill in Powell.  He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter Terry Lynn DECKER, and a son Brain DECKER, at home; his parents Artur and Elizabeth DECKER of Towanda RR#5; tow sisters Mrs. Craigh (Rose) ODEGARD of Wyalusing and Debra THURSTON of Townada; two brothers; Arthur Eugene DECKER of Plank Road, Towanda and Robert Duane DECKER of Ghent (Ulster RD# 1); his paternal grandmother, Mrs Lona DECKER of Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter Darcey DECKER on August 12, 1981.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry FERGUSON, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery.   NOTE: This was a great grandson of Elizabeth D. (Betsey) SOPER and John Benson.)

LAURENCE I. ‘LARRY’ DENNIS, 68, Towanda, died September 23, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born October 11, 1933, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Lawrence P. and Annetta Dennis.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1952.  Mr. Dennis was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1956.  He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 32 ½ years before retiring.  Mr. Dennis was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club and was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post 42 and Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and NASCAR fan.  He also enjoyed spending time camping over the past 18 years in Montour Falls, NY.  Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Janice Miller Dennis, at home; son Thomas I. Dennis, Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Lanny God, Wyalusing; grandson, Brett and Bryan God.  Wyalusing; brother, Paul Dennis, Towanda; his mother-in-law, Cora Miller, Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marian and Robert Irvine, Towanda; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson, Canton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Susan Miller, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousins Betty and Richard Chance of Lady Lake, FL.  His father, Lawrence P. Dennis, in 1956 and his mother, Annetta Dennis in 1996, preceded him in death.  The funeral service was held September 26 at the Mary0tt-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment was in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox with the Penn-York Detachment of the Marine Corps League and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Dennis’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DIMON –ALICE (DIMON) WATSON, 92  - A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength, and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. ... Alice (Dimon) Watson, 92, formerly of Milan, Pennsylvania and most recently of Zephyrhills, Florida passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Sayre Personal Care Home. Alice was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in Allis Hollow, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Leon Dimon and Geraldine (Lenox) Dimon Corbin. Alice was a 1942 graduate of Fayette High School in North Carolina. Following graduation she moved north and was employed at the Bacon Machine Shop in Towanda. It was there that Alice was introduced by her future father-in-law to her future husband, John William “Bill” Watson. They were married on Sept. 22, 1945 and together raised five children. Alice was a devoted and loving wife, and mother. She loved being a full-time mother and homemaker. Alice enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, and others. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, bowling, camping and traveling through the U.S. and abroad. Alice was a lifetime member of the Athens United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She also belonged to the Zephyrhills United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Ulster. Those left to cherish her memory are: her beloved husband of 72 years, John William “Bill” Watson; her five children: John William and Sue Watson, Gary and Mimi Watson, Connie Watson, Bonnie (Watson) Fraley, Dawn (Watson) and Larry Jordan; a brother and sister-in-law Richard and Louise Dimon; nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Alice was predeceased by her parents, her brother James Dimon, sister-in-law Marge Dimon and a nephew David Dimon. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from noon until 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Athens United Methodist Church. A funeral service and celebration of Alice’s life will follow at 1 p.m., with her pastor Rev. Helen Learn, officiating. Following the services a luncheon and time of sharing will be held at the fellowship hall. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Wysox Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY in loving memory of Alice (Dimon) Watson. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2018

DYER –EDNA R. TUTTLE, 81, wife of Fred “Loren” Tuttle, formerly of 8 Fifth St., Towanda died Wednesday morning, May 13, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa.  Born Jan. 13, 1917 in Wysox, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie Green Dyer.  Surviving are her husband, Fred “Loren” Tuttle, who is a resident of the Bradford County Manor; her children and their spouses; her children and their spouses, Helen and William VanOrden of Bradenton, Fla., Anita Pedro of Towanda, RR 1, Shirley and Eugene Anderson of Stroudsburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by two sisters.  Fannie Madigan and Hazel VanSice; four brothers, James, Charles, Thomas and Lawrence Dyer.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the rev. Roger E. Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MILDRED DYER, 77 formerly of RR2, Wysox, Pa. died Thursday morning, Nov. 14, 2002 at Smith’s Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa.  Born June 29, 1925 she was a daughter of the late John and Lena Smith Dyer.  Mildred had made her home with Lynwood “Jim” and Shirley Allen for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with her cats and with her friends and staff members of the Smith Personal Care Home, where she received exceptional care.  Surviving are: a niece, Marie Peters of Sayre, Pa., special friends, Shirley Allen and family of Wysox, RR2.  Mildred was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Johnson and a brother, Eddie Dyer.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday Nov. 16, 2002 at 3 p.m. at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin Pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

EDDY George R. Eddy Sr.

George R. Eddy Sr., 87, of Wysox, Pa. died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., PA. George was born in Athens, Pa. on Aug. 25, 1924 the son of Lloyd and Elizabeth Heaverly Eddy. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police during World War II. from March 8, 1943 to March 17, 1946. In early years George was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. and by Sam Fulmer's Service Station in Wysox. He was a truck driver for Robert Housewert from 1960 to 1963 and was employed by Fulmer Tire Service in Wysox from 1963 to 1996.  Following his retirement, George worked with Jim Smiley Construction. George was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Towanda Area Senior Citizens, Towanda Bowling Hall of Fame and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 where he was a Past Commander and member of the post's funeral honor guard.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years, L. Virginia Roof Eddy whom he married on Nov. 2, 1944 at the Monroeton Parsonage. Sons: George "Rusty" Eddy Jr. and wife Connie of Wysox, Gary "Bones" Eddy and wife Connie of Towanda, Calvin "Fluff" Eddy of Asylum Twp. Grandsons: Kirk Eddy of Towanda, Tyson Eddy and wife Carol of Texas, Kyle Eddy of Asylum Twp. Great Grandchildren: Jada Eddy, Zachary Eddy and Zoe Eddy, Several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; Sisters, Lillie Mae Hanmore, Bennita Gerrity and Bertha Eddy and a Brother, LaRue Eddy.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post No 42, 912 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in George's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – August 29, 2011

 

EDSELL –DOROTHY ANN EDSELL BOMBOY BENJAMIN, age 74, of Wysox, Pa., passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Dorothy was born in Sayre, Pa. on May 28, 1940, the daughter of the late George D. (May 4, 1999) and Mary Borden Edsell (Aug. 6, 1998). She was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School with the class of 1959. Dorothy worked for the EJ Shoe Factory in Johnson City, N.Y. for many years. After working in the manufacturing industry for some time she moved on to the restaurant industry. She worked at many local restaurants in the Wysox area throughout the years but worked at the B&D Diner in Wysox for the majority of those years. Dorothy was married to the late Harry C. Benjamin who passed away Sept. 29, 2000 after they were together for over 20 years. She was a family woman who loved to spend time with her large family and extended family especially at picnics. Her grand-dog Willie was a favorite of hers and she loved him very much. She was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, the AMVets Post in Asylum Township, and a lifetime member of the Monroeton Gun Club.Surviving is her son, David D. Bomboy of Wysox, Pa.; five stepchildren; five sisters, Betty (Donald) Roof of Wysox, Pa., Marie (Skip) Wilbur of Browntown, Pa., Mary Lou (Dick) Parks of New Era, Pa., Helen (Carl Green) Fries of Wysox, Pa. and Peggy (Steve Canfield) Chilson of New Albany, Pa. Also surviving are her special friends, Carol Putnam of Wysox, Pa. and Sandy Chamberlin of Towanda, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, and friends are surviving as well. Besides her husband and parents she is preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Harry Fries and Jeff Chilson, and her nephew, Adam Chilson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Reverend Robert Martin of the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church officiating. Interment will be following the service at the Wysox Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to the Wysox Ambulance Association, 222537 Rt. 187, Wysox, PA or the Wysox Volunteer Fireman's Association, PO Box 2, Wysox, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2014

 

ELLIOT - Judy Marie Elliott Woodruff, 58, of Towanda RR 4, Asylum Twp., Pa., died Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 2009, at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens, Pa.  Judy was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 20, 1951, the daughter of L. Wilbur Elliott and Marjorie WOOD Elliott. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1970. In early years, she was employed by the Wysox Dress Company, the Crystal Springs Restaurant in North Towanda and the Towanda Gun Club. On June 18, 1977 she married Roy E. Woodruff Jr. at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Judy served as an aide for the Towanda Area School District for several years. She was the Honorary Chairwoman for the 2009 Central Bradford County Relay For Life Relay For Life Relay For Life Relay For Life . She was a member of the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church. Judy loved animals, especially cats, and enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting.  She is survived by: her husband of 32 years, Roy E. Woodruff Jr., at home; her daughters, Stacey Grant and her husband Ryan Grant of Barton, N.Y., and Deanna Woodruff, at home; grandson Logan Grant; parents L. Wilbur and Marjorie Elliott of Liberty Corners; sister Karen Phillips and her husband Doug Phillips of Towanda RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-law and brothers in law Virginia Woodruff of Sylvara, Pa., and Doris and Devon Allen of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Leysa Woodruff of Hollenback, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in Judy's memory.   20 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

 

L. WILBUR ELLIOTT, 84, of 1605 Mountain View Rd., Towanda, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at the Sayre Health Care Center, Athens Township, Pa. Wilbur was born in Asylum Township, Pa., on Feb. 16, 1932, the son of Fred Elliott and Jennie Kingsley (should read Kinsley) Elliott. In early years, Wilbur worked on the Frank Bride Farm in Asylum Township and in the shops of the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre. On Jan. 20, 1951 he married Marjorie Wood in Towanda. Wilbur retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda on June 28, 1991 following 35 years of service. Wilbur enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, walking, mowing lawn and woodworking. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Doug Phillips of Asylum Township; son-in-law, Roy Woodruff of Asylum Township; grandchildren, Stacey Grant of Nichols, N.Y., Todd Phillips and fiancée Erin Armitage of Wyalusing, Kelly Chaffee and husband Jamie of Asylum Township, Deanna Kennedy and husband Robert of Monroeville, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Logan, Nathan, Dominic, Leigha, Bryce, Hunter, Jordyn and Isaiah; step brother, Harry Card and wife Ann of Lakeland, Fla.; step sister, Carolyn Wright of Millerton, Pa.; sister-in-law, Hettie Johnson of Towanda; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, very close friends, Brandy Lamphere, her husband J.W. Lamphere and their daughters, Zoey and Jada; his canine companions, Gomer and Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Elliott on July 31, 2010; daughter, Judy Woodruff on Nov. 17, 2009; brother, Howard Elliott; sister, Viola Benjamin; and step sister, Ida Murdock.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the funeral home with Rev. Jean Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/17/2017

(His mother ( Parents Lloyd & Viola Henley Kinsley. The proper spelling is Kinsley. The Kinsley family is from Sullivan County, where there is named an intersection called "Kinsley Corners')

ELWOOD G. ELLIS, 84, of Towanda RR4, Asylum Township, Pa., went home to be with his Lord, or as he would have said, “Broke camp and moved on.” Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after a brief illness.  Born May 13, 1920 in Asylum Township, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Lena Kilmer Ellis.  Elwood attended Towanda High School and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Laporte for nine months before entering the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, from October, of 1940 to July of 1945, in the U.S. Army’s Company E, 502nd Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division in the European African and Middle Eastern Theatres during World War II.  He received the Purple Heart and four bronze stars after being wounded in Holland.  After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he was employed on several area farms, then as a cook in Johnson’s Restaurant on Bridge Street in Towanda.  On Feb. 17, 1946, Elwood married the former Clara I. Benjamin at her family’s homestead in Sheshequin Township, Pa.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda as a heavy equipment operator for 29 years until his retirement.  Elwood was a member of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting within dragging distance of home, bow-hunting, walking, reading, writing and sharing correspondence with family and friends and with pen-pals overseas; a World War II enthusiast in France and a missionary in Poland.  Elwood always enjoyed caring for elderly relatives, and his final days were consumed with the care of his wife.  He was known for spending his early morning hours praying for the concerns of family, friends and acquaintances.  He is survived by his wife, Clara I. Benjamin Ellis; a son and daughter-in-law, George M. and Carolyn E. Ellis of Ellis Hill Road, Towanda RR2; two daughters and sons-in-law; Teresa J. and T. Jerry Forbes of Towanda RR4; Kathy I. and Philip Bellows of Middleburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Hudson P. Ellis, Kirby Ellis, Lynnette S. Bassett, Rachel I. Bellows, Stacey Fruits, Samuel T. Benjamin, W. Forbes and Amber S. Forbes; five great-grandchildren; Laura R. Ellis, Casey P. Ellis, Joshua Ellis, Wyatt and Avery Bassett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew W. Bellows in 1995; a granddaughter, Kiersten I. Forbes on Jan. 24, 1985; two brothers, Byron and Philip Ellis; two sisters, Irene Kershiner and Alberta Johnson.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa. in Elwood G. Ellis’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES E. "JIM" ENNIS SR., 87, well-known retired Towanda educator and Wysox businessman passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Jim was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Williamsport, on Sept. 23, 1930, the son of Harvey A. Ennis Sr. and Bernetta Lesher Ennis. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. Jim was always a hard worker, working at the Stroehman Bakery in Williamsport from the age of 14. After graduating from Williamsport High School, he attended Lycoming College and Elmira College, garnering his teaching certificate and master's degrees in education, biology and history. He was inspired by several teachers whom he had admired as a youth. His first teaching job, that of a history teacher in Towanda, would define his career as an educator, but Jim's penchant for dabbling in farming, real estate, storage and trucking introduced him to the larger community and helped him to forge long-lasting partnerships and friendships. He was known by many as the Kingfish, a reference to a character on the old Amos & Andy television show known for his nonstop wheeling and dealing. He bought and sold storage units in the area behind the current Sherwood Groves automobile dealership and opened E&B Lumber Company, a saw mill on Sullivan Street in Wysox. He started Ennis Trucking, which provided interstate household relocation services and delivery of appliances ordered by local residents through the Sears catalog store with a 26-foot moving van. Fellow teachers, including Frank Hoffman, Ray Hoffman, George Karschner, Charlie Space, and Bill Victory, as well as their sons, often assisted Jim with deliveries. He bought several apartment houses, starting with a building on Pine Street in Towanda that he still owned. A Chinese restaurant is currently situated on the first floor where Mike Brutzman once ran the Soup & Sandwich Deli. Jim lived briefly with his wife Dorothy in an apartment above a dress factory that was situated next to the former Quick & Jennings grocery store on Route 6. In 1962, shortly after their first son, Jim Ennis Jr. was born, the family purchased one of the oldest homes in Wysox, an iconic mansion along Route 6 that was built in 1828 and once featured a large carriage step and three hitching posts out front. The family moved into the first floor of the house, also raising daughter Teresa and second son, Tim, there. Numerous people have rented the second floor of the home over the years, including former Towanda School District Superintendent and athletic coach Don Butler and shop teacher Bill Means. Jim stated that, when he came to teach in the area, he actually preferred biology over history.  "That's what was available at the time," he recalled, noting that he got a break from history for one school year in the late 1970s when he had the opportunity to fill in for a biology teacher on sabbatical. Mr. Ennis saw two significant changes in his 28 ½ years at the front of the classroom: the building of the current high school and the beginning of middle school in Towanda. Mr. Ennis saw potential in each new class of students to move up the hill to the high school. Mr. Ennis was known to don a Santa suit at Christmas time, making appearances at holiday programs, visiting grade-school students and welcoming children to Christmas parties held by the Towanda Lions Club, of which he served as a member and fundraiser for more than 40 years. He was the honored recipient of the Lions Club Melvin Jones Award. In the years leading up to his retirement, more of Mr. Ennis's students were children of the students he had taught in the 1960s. Mr. Ennis was humbled by those who took time to reintroduce themselves to him when he and Dorothy were out shopping or dining. Confident that he had satisfied his calling as an educator, Mr. Ennis took a decided break from the school upon his retirement, noting that he was one of few former school employees who never returned as a substitute teacher. He viewed his retirement as an opportunity to devote more attention to his other business endeavors, which included his transport business and real estate. In the early 1970s, the Ennis's acquired a half dozen cows and calves from Willis Jennings in Asylum Township and kept them in a small pasture and lean-to barn at the rear of his Wysox property, at the base of a stand of cedar trees that are still there. Large gardens provided the family with plenty of fresh produce, including the ingredients for Jim's favorite Italian dishes. The cattle herd grew to about 38 head that were moved to the Sherman Barnes farm above Lake Wesauking. Jim sold the cows while he was still teaching. Ennis Trucking is now closed, after being run for some years by Jim Jr. Jim credited the "good people" of Wysox for many years of success and happiness in the township. He believed that progress has dramatically changed the pace of life along "The Golden Mile" from a time when Clark Furniture actually stood out as a business among a vibrant neighborhood of residences facing Route 6. Jim felt honored at the thought that his family's home had acquired a legacy of its own for its Christmas decorations. He and Dorothy related that decorating the large house began modestly when Jim Jr. and Teresa proposed putting up a Santa Claus and reindeer one year. They credit the vast expansion of the repertoire of lighted figurines to Tim, who seems intent on maintaining the tradition, despite losing part of the collection in the 2011 flood. Jim's family includes his devoted wife of 58 years, Dorothy Elizabeth Roller Ennis, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1958; children, James Ennis Jr. and wife Pam of Sheshequin, Teresa Edsell and husband Tom of Potterville, Timothy Ennis and wife Jenny of Monroeton; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emmalynn and Esabella Ennis, Missy (Jesse) Finch, Kasie (John) Johnson and Ryan (Amber) Edsell; seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Brother Thomas Ennis of Ringwood, New Jersey; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Helen Ennis, and brothers, Harvey Ennis, Joe Ennis and Francis Ennis. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2017, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Wysox Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Lions Club or to a charity or organization of one's choice, in memory of James E. Ennis Sr. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2017

EVANS –MARGARET J. DAIL, 87, of Wysox, Mercer Hill Road, Wysox Township, formerly of Levittown, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Kingston, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, 2018 in her sleep. Margaret was born Aug. 24, 1930 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Theodore R. Evans and Florence R. Blight Evans. Her main interests in life were her home and family. However, she loved to roller skate and competed in roller skating dance competitions where she met her husband. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many years, where she introduced her daughters to scouting, as well as, many other young girls. Margaret also spent quite a few years teaching English in the Literacy Project in Wysox. Once she retired to Mercur Hill, she enjoyed gardening and walking in the woods with her dogs and creating beautiful counted cross stitch pieces. She is survived by her husband, Roy Leslie Dail of Wysox, Pennsylvania; three children, Linda S. Dail of Wysox Pennsylvania, Mark K. Dail of Sarasota, Florida, and Wendy L. Wilson of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and son-in-law, William E. Wilson of Levittown, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Jennifer L. Serafino of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, Matthew W. Wilson of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ryan E. Wilson of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and Daniel Serafino of Morrisville, Pennsylvania; and a great-grandson, Vincent J. Serafino of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at the Rome United Methodist Church at 1523 Main St., Rome Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Phillip Wanck officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will be private in the Wysox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, appreciated contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA or to Grace Connection, P.O. Box 122, Towanda, PA in Margaret’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/15/2018

REV. HARRY L. FERGUSON, 81, Pastor Emeritus of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and well-known resident of Macedonia, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Aug. 28, 1923 in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry L. Ferguson Sr. and Aura Kerr Ferguson.  Harry attended the Wallace Grade School in Juniata County, Pa., and was a graduate of Dry Run High School in Dry Run, Pa.  He was a graduate of Gettysburg College and Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa.  On July 19, 1947, he married the former Helen Crawford in Pittsburg, Pa.  Rev. Ferguson was ordained in the Blairs Mills Presbyterian Church and served as pastor in the Blairs Mills, Nelyton and Shade Gap Presbyterian Churches for a total of 11 years.  In 1959, he moved his family to the Wysox area to begin serving as pastor of the Wysox and Rome Presbyterian Churches.  Rev. Ferguson continued to faithfully serve as pastor in Wysox and Rome for 35 years, until his retirement in 1994.  Rev. Ferguson was a charter member of the Blairs Mills Lions Club and was a life member of the Towanda Lions Club for 52 years.  He presently served as Zone Chairman of the District 14G of the Lions Club and in 2004 was the honored recipient of the Towanda Lions Clubs Melvin Jones Award.  He was a member of the LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM, Scottish Rite Harrisburg Consistory, 32nd degree, Bradford County Shrine Club, and I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 1152, Wysox.  He was a member, Travel Master and Wagon Master of R.V. Unit of the Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg, Pa., and served as chaplain of the Mid Atlantic Shrine Club of Harrisburg.  Rev. Ferguson was a member of the Board of Directors of Northern Tier Counseling and served on the advisory board for Craftmaster Inc. in Wysox.  He was a past president of the Wysox Chamber of Commerce and was presently serving as vice president.  Rev. Ferguson served on the Ministerial Relations Committee and was a past moderator and attendance recorder for the Lackawanna Presbytery.  He also served on the Camp Lackawanna Committee for many years.  Rev. Ferguson officiated as Moderator of Sessions for various congregations within the Lackawanna Presbytery for a number of years.  Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Helen Crawford Ferguson at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth Aura Miller and David Miller of Woodbridge, Conn.; Pamela Lenore Herlt and Richard Herlt of Macedonia; grandchildren, Sean Patrick Mooney, Geoffrey Ferguson Mooney, Lindsay Aura Miller, Leah Bradleigh Miller, and Aaron Lockhard Herlt.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Wysox I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 1152 will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM will hold Masonic services Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor, officiating.  The Lions Club will hold a service of remembrance Saturday morning during the funeral service at the church.  Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon, RR 2, Box 260, Wysox, Pa. or to the Towanda Lions Club in care of J. Mark Christini, treasurer, 7 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., in Rev. Harry L. Ferguson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FETHERBAY –VERNA M. FULMER, 77, wife of Leo W. Fulmer of Wysox, Pa., died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at the Highlands Care Center, LaPorte, Pa.  Born Nov. 17, 1923 in Estella, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Higley Fetherbay.  Verna was a 1942 graduate of the Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella, PA.  On Aug. 13, 1943, she married Leo W. Fulmer.  Verna was the co-founder of Fulmer Bros. Tire Service in Wysox and Sayre and was active in the business until her retirement in 1985.  She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and former member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church.  Verna was a member for the French Chopper Chapter Camping Club, Rebekah Lodge No. 443, Macedonia, and also served as a Cub Scout leader in Wysox.  Surviving are her husband, Leo Fulmer at home; two sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Vickie Fulmer of Towanda, Pa.; Robert and Vicki Fulmer of Towanda, Pa.; four granddaughters: Lisa and Jeff Biles of Athens, Pa., Melanie and Bill Corbett of Sayre, Pa., Courtney and Shannon Fulmer of Towanda; three grandsons, Brett and Theresa Fulmer, Brad and Tracie Fulmer, Ryan Fulmer all of Towanda; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; Velma Kadak of Hillsgrove, Pa., Marion South of Hughesville, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law: Glenn and Mary Fetherbay of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law; Frances Fetherbay of Overton, Pa.; Delores Bluhm of Laceyville, Pa.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dale and Kay Fulmer of Wysox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Pardoe, and five brothers, earl, Harlan, Leon, Ralph and Gene Fetherbay.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Karen Ballard pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Rome Presbyterian Church, or to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, or to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Mrs. Fulmer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FOSTER Edna Foster Watson

96, of North Towanda, Pa., died Saturday evening, March 24, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Edna was born Sept. 2, 1915 in East Troy, Pa., a daughter of Leon and Ida Bronson Foster. Growing up during the Great Depression and moving from farm to farm, she attended eight schools. The Columbia Cross Roads, Taylor in Sylvania and Pine Grove in North Towanda were one room schools with eight grades. Students took turns carrying water from a neighbor's well and all drank from the same dipper. The last schools were West Burlington, Third Ward, Wysox, Rome and Towanda.  Edna was employed for many years at the Eclipse in Elmira and Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II and by the David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda. Edna possessed great interest in history and genealogy, tracing her ancestors and others prior to the Revolutionary War. She composed books of the Foster and Barrett families, train stations and bridges in Bradford County from wood to steel. As a project for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Edna joined a friend Ellen Glueck in correlating information on numerous cemeteries in Bradford County. She also abstracted from old papers dating from 1825 to 1920, collecting births, marriages and deaths for use in the Genealogical Department of the Bradford County Historical Society. Edna took great pride in her flower gardens, receiving many ribbons at the fair for her arrangements. She joined the Towanda Garden Club in 1955 and was the eldest member. Edna also held membership with the George Clymer Chapter DAR, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda, Bradford County Historical Society, Bradford County Humane Society, Bradford County Library and Towanda Area Senior Citizens.  Surviving are her son, Karl (Connie Henderson) May of Glenwood, N.M.; grandchildren Kenneth (June Phillips) May of Little Marsh, Pa., Sheila (Bruce) Veseth of Thomasville, Pa., Karl May Jr. of Wellsboro, Pa.; great-grandchildren Chris, Jessica and Travis Veseth, Steven, Courtney and Jesse May; sister-in-law Gladys Foster of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands Kenneth May in 1945, Frederick Watson in 1978; sisters Sophronia Springer, Barbara Preset and Doris Post; brothers Ray, Fay, and Leo "Dean" Foster; sister-in-law Erika Foster; and brothers-in-law, Vernal Springer, Ivan Post and William Preset.  The funeral and committal service will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Rev. William Westbrook officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review – March 26, 2012 

 

FRANKLIN Jacqueline E. Franklin
80, of Troy RR 3, West Burlington Twp., Pa., formerly of Wysox RR2, Pa., died
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor where she was the longest resident of 35 years. Jacqueline was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late John Jacob Franklin and Jeanette Hunsinger Franklin. She attended the Wysox Elementary School and was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Jacqueline enjoyed participating in many activities at the manor. She is survived by: her brother and sister-in-law, James and Theresia Franklin of Litchfield, Pa., sister-in-law, Gail Franklin of Mystic, Conn.; niece, Kelly Franklin of LaPorte, Pa.; three nephews, Douglas Franklin and his wife D. of New Iberia, La., Jay Franklin and his wife Missy of Mystic, Conn., Carl Franklin of Mystic, Conn.; several cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, John Jay Franklin in 1987. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa., with The Rev. Russell Duncan, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 in Jacqueline's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Jacqueline's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - December 9, 2010

 

FREDERICK Linda Sue Ellinger

64, of 1035 Old Saw Mill Road, Towanda, Pa., Wysox Twp., died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Linda was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Sellersville, Pa., the only child of Richard "Dick" Frederick and Ruth Miller Frederick. Linda was a graduate of Souderon Area High School's class of 1965 and was later employed by Paramount Packaging in Chalfont, Pa. for 20 years. Linda was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church in Wysox, Pa. and was an active volunteer for the T.A.C.O. Food Pantry. Together, Linda and her husband Walter built their log home in Wysox Twp. where they made their home. Linda enjoyed archery and was a member of a women's archery league for a number of years where she won numerous championships and awards. She also enjoyed the outdoors, caring for her animals and farming.  Surviving are: her husband, Walter Ellinger; daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Jeffrey Warmkessel of Sellersville, Pa.; and granddaughters Taylor and Samantha Warmkessel.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to T.A.C.O., P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854 or to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Linda's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – December 22, 2011

 

DALE BERGER FULMER, 71, was born on April 21, 1944 in Towanda, Pa. He passed away suddenly, but peacefully at home after battling with ongoing health problems. Dale was the son of Samuel O. Fulmer and Hannah Berger Fulmer of Wysox, Pa. He graduated from Towanda Area Schools and avidly participated in wrestling and track. Dale grew up at the family business in the center of Wysox. The store was located in the old Piolett Mansion which was then known as Fulmer's Shopping Center. Dale was very interested and knowledgeable about local history and was asked to speak on several occasions at local events. Dale loved cars and often spoke of his 1966 Corvette he owned when he was in his twenties. He opened Fulmer's Sporting Goods in 1985 and was there every day. His life revolved around the business and he loved visiting with customers and friends. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and also supported the Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge program located in Rome, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Kay (Miller) Fulmer; son, Daniel (Chantel); daughter, Debbie VanDerMark (Kirby) and Kelly Hilsey (Kevin), Barb Smith (Greg), and Bob Lee (Lisa); grandchildren, Justin, Hunter and Samuel Fulmer, Josh, Megan, Danielle and Jordan VanNamee, Jordan and Erin Smith, Leah and Shannon Hilsey, Rachel, Jason, and Jennifer Lee. He also had several step-granddaughters, Kelly, Kasidy and Karita VanDerMark as well as a great-grandson, Bradley VanNamee. He is also survived by a half-sister, Delores Bluhm Hallock of Laceyville, (Clarence); nephews, Larry and Bob Fulmer of Wysox and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and family. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Pastor Jira Albers of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the North Rome Christian School Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers: North Rome Christian School, Attn: Scholarship Fund, 3376 N. Rome Rd., Rome, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2015

 

FULMER - Leo W. Fulmer, 84, well-known area businessman of Wysox, Pa. died Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2008 at the Ashton Healthcare Center, Athens, Pa. Born August 13, 1923 in Dushore, Pa. he was the son of the late Samuel O. Fulmer Sr. and Ella Dutter Fulmer. On August 13, 1943 he married the former Verna Featherbay who preceded him in death on March 14, 2001. Leo was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army. In early years Leo owned and operated a farm in Overton Twp., Pa. In 1955, with his brother Earl, he opened Fulmer Brothers Tire Service in Wysox, which he operated until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda, the Wysox Chamber of Commerce, the French Choppers Chapter Camping Club, and was a former member of the Towanda Bowling Association. Leo enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and bowling. Surviving are: His sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Vickie Fulmer of Towanda and Robert and Vicki Fulmer of Towanda; four granddaughters, Lisa Biles and her husband, Jeff Biles of Athens, Melanie Corbett and her husband, Bill Corbett of Troy, Courtney Fulmer of Arlington, Va. and Shannon Maynard and her husband, Paul Maynard of Towanda; three grandsons, Brett Fulmer and his wife, Theresa Fulmer of Towanda, Brad Fulmer and Bambi Johnson of Towanda and Ryan Fulmer and Amber Shaw of Towanda; 12 great grandchildren, Nicole, Breycin, Elisabeth, Kaylee, Chase, Megan, Benny, Colby, MacKenna, Addisyn, Marin and Samuel; his brother, Dale Fulmer and his wife, Kay Fulmer of Wysox; his sister, Delores Bluhm of Laceyville, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Verna, Leo was preceded in death by his father, Samuel O. Fulmer Sr. on Feb. 4, 1984 and by his mother, Ella Dutter Fulmer in 1933; and his brothers, Elmer Fulmer, Alvin Fulmer, Samuel O. Fulmer Jr. and Earl Fulmer. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Karen Ballard, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Leo W. Fulmer's memory. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/28/2008.

 

GIBBS Donna Marie Gibbs Reeve

62, of 106 N. Main St., Towanda, Pa., died Sunday evening, May 26, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Donna was born April 15, 1951, in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Robert Joseph Gibbs and Joan Marie Schaeffer Gibbs. Donna was a graduate of BOCES in Elmira, N.Y., where she received her education in practical nursing. Donna possessed great love for her family. She enjoyed reading, needle point and crocheting.  She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo L. Reeve, whom she married on April 18, 2004, in Wysox; daughters, Joan Garinger and husband, Michael, of Towanda, and Melissa Houghtalon of Sayre; son, James Yates of Towanda; granddaughters, Breanna and Brandie Garinger both of Towanda; grandson, Brendon Pringle of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Serenity and Michael Belcher; sisters, Susan Robinson of Haywood, Calif., and Peggy Pistefano of Montica, Calif.; brothers, Jesse Gibbs of Mades Calif., Danny Gibbs of Cushing, Okla., Bobby Gibbs of Oaklank, Calif., and Raymond Gibbs of Calif.; step-sisters, Belinda Fobroy of Oxnard, Calif., Debby Bracewell of Brentwood, Calif., Glenda Gibbs of Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger and Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Interment will following in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, in Donna's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013

 

WILMER WATSON GILPIN, 84, of French Asylum, Pa., passed away Monday morning, June 26, 2017 at his home following declining health. Wilmer was born on Jan. 7, 1933 in Milford, Pa., one of 12 children to Charles Wesley Gilpin and Bernice Chapman Gilpin.  He grew up in Ledgedale, Pa., and attended Greene-Dreher High School in Newfoundland, Pa. Wilmer devoted his life to farming. Beginning at the age of 9 years, he worked on various farms in Pennsylvania and was eventually employed by Fox Chase Farms in New Jersey. On Nov. 22, 1953, Wilmer married the former Phyllis Mae Sutton at the Federated Church in Chester, N.J. Wilmer subsequently operated his wife's family farm in Fairmount, N.J., for a number of years and eventually purchased and operated his own farm in Asylum Township, Pa., which he continued until the time of his passing. He was a member and former fire chief of the Fairmount Fire Company in Long Valley, N.J., and was a member of the New Jersey Fire Warden's Association. Wilmer was a devoted member and member of the board of sessions of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. He was a member and Past Master of Roman Lodge No. 418 F. & A.M., and held membership with Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar, Northeastern Council No. 33, N.E. York Rite College No. 102, Ancient Accepted Order of Scottish Rite Valley of Williamsport, Union Royal Arch Masons, treasurer of the Masonic Hall Association of Towanda, Past Noble of the Bradford County Shrine Club, Irem Temple Shrine, Past Grand of Tall Cedars Sullivan Forest No. 210, Susquehanna Tall Cedars No. 199, Past Patron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 26, Rome, Past Noble Grand of Wysox I.O.O.F., and Master of Wesauking-Sheshequin Grange No. 58. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Phyllis M. Gilpin; five children, Denise Claire Esser of Mont Alto, Pa., Marsha Lyn Varin and husband Wes of Stroudsburg, Pa., W. Kevin Gilpin of Towanda, Pa., James M. Gilpin of Califon, N.J., Brian M. Gilpin and wife Ceri of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Megan Knepper, the Rev. Nathan Esser, Matthew Varin, Sierra Trudel, Jacob Gilpin, Julia Gilpin and Charles Gilpin; seven great grandchildren; five sisters, Susan Roesing, Doris Fowler, Sarah Hoffman, Lois Gilpin and Penny Treat; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Richard, Simon, Robert and Harold Gilpin and sisters, Marjorie Ferratti and Bernice Hazen. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church located at 22953 Route 187 Wysox, PA. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Robert W. Martin and Wilmer's grandson, the Rev. Nathan Esser, officiating. Burial will be in the Wysox Cemetery. Services of remembrance will be held at the church by members of the Fairmount Fire Company, Wysox I.O.O.F Lodge and Roman Lodge No. 418 F. & A.M. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 339, Wysox, PA or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA in Wilmer Watson Gilpin's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/28/2017

 

OLIVER DEWEY GOODRICH, of Towanda RR 2, Towanda Pa., died Tuesday morning, March 22, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., following a period of declining health. Oliver was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 1919 to George Dewey Dr., and Nettie Archer Goodrich, the oldest of six children. He attended Wysox and Towanda schools. In 1980, Oliver earned his GED at Wyalusing High School, along with his mother who was 81 years at the time. As a young fellow, Oliver served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Laquin, then he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became an airplane and engine mechanic instructor. After serving his country, Oliver was employed by the Glenn L. Martin Airplane Factory in Baltimore, Md., later returning to the Towanda area and accepting employment in the Maintenance Department of Masonite Corporation, now known as Craftmaster. Mr. Goodrich resigned from Masonite to manage the Towanda Airport, which was the beginning of a life filled with his airplane mechanical ability, piloting for industries and persons in the area, and doing small engine repair. At one time, he took first-graders for airplane rides for free of charge; also hundreds of people for their first airplane ride. Everyone said they would ride with him a second time.  In 1984, Oliver was presented the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award by the Federal Aviation Administration for his 50 years of service. The presentation was made in Lock Haven, Pa. When asked what his best business advice would be, he replied, “Live by the Golden Rule,” that is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Oliver was baptized in the Wysox Presbyterian Church at an early age, was a 30-year member of the American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda, and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association since 1953.  Oliver thoroughly enjoyed going through the township at Christmas time, playing Santa Claus in his earlier years, and he took great pleasure in visiting his many friends. He will be remembered for his philosophy of life, and his many generous acts of kindness.  Mr. Goodrich is survived by two sons, Michael Oliver and his wife Sandy of Williamsport, Pa., who cared for him his last months at home; Patrick Brian Goodrich of Towanda Township; his daughter, Dorothy Joyce Herrington and her husband Wade Herrington of Vass, N.C.; his step-daughter-in-law, Charlotte Smith of Towanda Township; his step-daughter, Shirley Sullivan Knowles and her husband timothy Knowles of Spring Hill, Pa., 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters, Ruth Goodrich Squires of North Towanda, Joanna Goodrich Calkins of Rochester, N.Y., Agnes Goodrich Reed of Cayuta, N.Y., an aunt, Viola Stalford Archer of Memorial Personal Care Home, Towanda, Pa; and several cousins, including Robert Archer of Towanda, Pa, Thomas Archer of Overton, and Mrs. Margaret Archer Wood of Sayre; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends, among whom are Howard Vanderpool, E.J. Stewart, Morgan Davis, and Martin Shaffer. The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to all those who make up the dialysis department. In addition to his parents, Oliver was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in June 2003, two brothers, George Dewey Goodrich Jr. on Nov. 1, 1989, William Dewey Goodrich on Dec. 5, 2003, an infant daughter, Patricia Marie, stepson LeRoy Sullivan, close friend Mike Parker and brother-in-law, Glenwood Reed, on Sept. 7, 1998. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall, officiating. Family and friends are welcome to attend Oliver’s viewing one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors. An invitation is extended to everyone after the burial to fellowship and enjoy a luncheon at the American Legion Hall, Post 42, on South Main Street, Towanda. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa., 18850 in Oliver Dewy Goodrich’s memory.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review Mar. 23, 2005.

 

GOSS  Charus L. "Gossie" Goss, 88, former Wysox businessman, of RR 6 Towanda, Wysox Township, PA, died Wednesday, Jan 14, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Township.  Born August 28, 1909 in Shamokin, PA, he was the son of the late Adam and Edith Moser Goss.  In early years, Charus was employed as a mechanic for the C.M. Thompson Oil Company, in Wysox.  He later owned and operated Goss's garage in East Towanda for many years.  Gossie was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 429 in Canton, PA.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, people and conversation, and had an interest in old automobiles.  Surviving are two brothers, Warren Goss of Selinsgrove, PA, Gordon Goss of Peebles, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Catherine Smith of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Smith Goss on Oct. 24, 1973; three brothers, Wilmer, Emerson and Albert Goss.  The funeral will be held Saturday Jan. 17, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, and Rev. Darris M. Hauser, officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA..  Friends may call on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

GOSS Emerson J. Goss, 73, a resident of Towanda for the past 41 years died Friday evening, January 16, 1981 at the Skilled Nursing Home, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following a period of declining health.  Mr. Goss was born April 15, 1907 in Sunbury, the son of Thomas A. and Edith MOSIER Goss.  He moved to Towanda and married the former Mahala VANDERPOOL on November 13, 1929 and has resdided here since.  He was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand plant in Athens, retiring in 1970.  While employed at the I-R he also carried the mail and papers to Waverly from the Daily Review, stopping at the train stations and post offices along the way.  He was also Superintendent of St. Peters and Paul cemetery for 20 years.  He was in charge of the cemetery which was located at was is now the GTE Sylvania plant moved to the present location of SS. Peter and Paul in North Towanda. Mr. Goss was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served as a Bradford County Deputy Sherriff.   In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and carpentry work.  In 1939 he built the first house car (trailer) ever seen in this area.  Surviving are five sons, James of Glenn Aubury, NY, George of Endicott, Thomas of Towanda, Richard of Monroeton and John of Towanda; four brothers, Gordon of Sunbury, Charus of Towanda, Warren of Sellingrove and Albert of Sunbury; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A son, Edward, and two daughters, Eleanor and Ruth predeceased him.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening.  RHW  Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 19, 1981.

 

GRAYSON ANTHONY NIKLAUS GOUDREAU, infant son of Tony and Nicole Saylor Goudreau of Towanda and baby brother of Garrett Saylor.  Grayson was born May 10, 2006 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Grayson went to be with his angels on the evening of May 14, 2006 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Surviving are his parents, Tony and Nicole Saylor Goudreau of Towanda, his big brother, Garrett; maternal grandparents, Dan and Becky Saylor of Towanda; paternal grandparents, Dale and Shirley Godreau of Sauyre, aunts and uncles; Sebrina Saylor and fiance Jeff DeLeRee of Towanda, Chad and Sara Goudreau and their children, Jordan and Noah Goudreau of Germany, Kenny Goudreau of Sayre; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Brown of Rome, Pa.; paternal great-grandparents, James and Victoria Vanderpool of Windham, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Orlando F. Brown, Norman and Marge Saylor and Robert and Pearl Goudreau.  A graveside  funeral service will be held Friday, May 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. with the Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the French Asylum United Methodist Church officiating.  There are no calling hours.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Maryott-Bowne Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. or to the Ronald McDonald House, N. Academy Ave. and Care Lane, P.O. Box 300 Danville, Pa. in Grayson Anthony Niklaus Goodreau’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GRACE –THERSA GRACE SENKO, 80, died Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 115 Daffodil Dr., Horseheads, N.Y.  She was the wife of the late Steven Senko, who died in May 1975.  Thersa was born November 12, 1917 in French Asylum, Pa., the daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Welliver) Grace.  She was a resident of Horseheads most of her life and was employed for 31 years of Remington Rand in Elmira and over 10 years at Hardinge Brothers in Elmira from which she retired.  Survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Marjorie (Grace) Davis of Blossburg, Pa., Norma (Grace) and Laverne Benjamin of Georgetown, Ga.; brother an sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Marlene Grace of Griffith, Ontario, Canada; Gerald and Mary Grace of Gillett, Pa.; Donald and Barbara Grace of East Smithfield, Pa., along with several nieces, and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister Mary Jean in April 1928.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. on Monday, May 11th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow, Rev. Ellie Haber will officiate.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, N.Y. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRIMES - Judith Lynne "Judy" Grimes Beach, 45, wife of Wayne E. Beach, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Twp., Pa., died Monday, June 16, 2008, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Robert Marean in Wysox Twp., Pa., surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.  "Judy" as she was fondly known by her family and many friends was born Feb. 26, 1963 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Robert and Patricia Stanton Grimes. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1981 and was formerly employed by Paper Magic in Troy, Pa. and by Toshiba in Elmira, N.Y. until the facility ceased operation. At the time of her passing, Judy was employed by ADECCO at E.I. DuPont in North Towanda, Pa. Judy possessed great love for her family especially her nieces and nephews whom she considered "like her own children." Judy was an avid NASCAR fan and follower of Jeff Gordon. She enjoyed listening to music and collecting lighthouses. Judy was a member of the Top Hats Color Guard.  She is survived by: her husband, Wayne E. Beach at home; her parents, Robert and Patricia Stanton Grimes of Wysox; three brothers, Steven Grimes and his wife Rhonda of Towanda, Ralph Grimes and his wife Denise of Wysox, Robert Grimes II. of Wysox; two sisters, Michele Marean and her husband Robert of Wysox RR 2, Lori Crispell and her husband Randy of Wysox; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 2520 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099, in Judy's memory.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review June 17, 2008

BERNARD J. GROOVER, 81, Mercur Hill, died Sunday afternoon, February 4, 1996 at his home following a period of declining health.  Born November 19, 1914 in Wysox, he was a son of the late William and Ella Hardenstine Groover.  Bernard served as a medical technician in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in Burma, India, and China.  Mr. Groover was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1976.  He was a member of Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 in Sayre, and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening.  Surviving are his wife, Gladys Buck Groover, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Sharon Groover, Jr. Granville Summit and Philip and Tammy Groover, Wysox; two sons, William Groover, Wysox and Dennis Groover, Myersburg; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Thomas Westbrook, Wysox; Virginia and Otto Walker, Rome; Vickie and Randy Hartford, Ulster; and Julie and Joseph Ellis, Rome; 16 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Mary Groover, Milan, Ray and Edna Groover, Wysox, and Francis and Virginia Groover, Ulster; a sister and brother-n-law, Vina and Robert Kunkle, Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by two sons, Gary Lee Groover, on October 1, 1990, and Calvin G. Groover, December 14, 1989.  The funeral service was held February 1 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Nancy K. Pitely, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, with Skiff-Bower Post 1536 Sayre, according full military honors. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CALVIN GEORGE GROOVER, 36, Wysox RD 2, Jackson’s Trailer Court died Dec. 14, 1989 as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 6 in Wysox Township.  Mr. Groover was born May 31, 1953 in Sayre, a son of Bernard and Gladys Buck Groover.  He attended Towanda High School and was employed for 15 years by Masonite Corporation in Wysox.  He was a member of the Asylum Township VFW Post No. 6072, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Towanda.  Mr. Groover is survived by a daughter, Gyla Sue Groover, Wysox RD 2; his parents, Bernard and Gladys Groover, Wysox RD 2; six brothers; Bernard Groover Jr., Granville Summit; William, Gary and Phillip Groover all of Wysox; Dennis Groover, Canton; four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Joanne) Westbrook and Mrs. Otto (Virginia) Walker, both of Wysox; Mrs. Joseph (Julie) Ellis, Rome and Mrs. Randy (Vickie) Hartford, Ulster; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  The funeral service was held Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment was in Wysox Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GARY LEE GROOVER
 Gary Lee Groover, 33, of Wysox RD 2, died Monday, October 1, 1990 in Wysox Township. Born June 11, 1957 in Sayre, he was a son of Bernard and Gladys Buck Groover. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and was employed by Rolling Acres at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Gladys Groover, Wysox RD 2; brothers, Bernard Jr., Granville Summit, William and Phillip, both of Wysox, Ennis, Canton; sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Joanne) Westbrook and Mrs. Otto (Virginia) Walker, both of Wysox, Mrs. Joseph (Julie) Ellis, Rome and Mrs. Randy (Vickie) Hartford, Ulster; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin G. Groover, in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on October 3 (2 pm) with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Wysox Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, October 4, 1990)

PHILLIP R. GROOVER, 38, of Myersburg, Wysox RR 2, died Easter Sunday April 15, 2001, at his home.  Born October 19, 1962 in Sayre, he was a son of Gladys Buck Groover and the late Bernard J. Groover, Sr.  Phillip attended Towanda High School.  He was formerly employed by Les Spencer in his wood working business, Allen Farms in Myersburg and presently worked for Taylor Packing in Wyalusing for the past 15 years.  Phillip served as a leader in the Wysox Boy Scout Troop and was active in scouting.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing and fishing.  Surviving are his children, Todd Michael and Brooke Allison Groover both of Wysox; his mother, Gladys Buck Groover of Wysox; three brothers, Bernard Groover Jr. of Wysox, William Groover of Wysox, Dennis Groover of Hornbrook; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Thomas Westbrook of Wysox, Virginia and Otto Walker of Rome, Vickie and Randy Hartford of Ulster, Julie and Joseph Ellis of Rome, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard J. Groover, Sr. on February 4, 1996; two brothers, Gary Lee Groover on October 1, 1990 and Calvin G. Groover on December 14, 1989.  The funeral service will be held Thursday April 19, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCIS H. ‘FRANK’ GROSS, 96, of Asylum Township, Pa. passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015 at home. Frank was born in Quakertown, Pa. on Aug. 3, 1918, the son of Harry and Eva Barber Gross. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In early years Frank worked as a welder in construction and was later employed by New York State Electric & Gas Service, Valley Cities Gas Service, Mark Shores Tractor and served as a runner for Marty Ackley's Stone Quarry until the age of 90 years. Frank enjoyed working and being active. He loved the outdoors, cutting wood, making furniture for his family and was very proud and accomplished after constructing a pond by himself on his former property. Surviving are his children, Robert Gross and wife Mary of Canisteo, N.Y., Linda Snyder and husband George of Drums, Pa., Fredrick Gross of Inverness, Fla., June Dutcher of Winter Haven, Fla.; nine grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Winton and Doris Gross of Venus, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; his companion of many years, Phyllis Barbur and her family of Asylum Township.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Ruth A. Gross on Nov. 21, 1994; daughter, Judy Lynn Gross in 1963; son, Lawrence Gross in 1996; grandson, Dustin Uriah Gross in 1980; and brothers, Ernest Gross and Carl Gross who was killed during World War II. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or to the American Cancer, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA in memory of Francis H. Gross. –Towanda Daily Review 2/28/2015

HADLOCK Kimberly Marie Hadlock, infant daughter of Renee L. POST and Jeffery D. HADLOCK of Ulster died Thursday evening, Dec 10, 1987, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  Kimerbly was born Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  In addition to her parent, she is survivied by her maternal grandparents Ronald and Marie PLATT POST, Towanda RD 5; parternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna HADLOCK of Ulster, two maternal great-grandmothers Mrs. Doris POST. Towanda RD 5, and Mrs. Rita PLATT of Dallas, Texas; marternal great-grandfather, Joseph PLATT of Susquehanna, PA; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Pearl VANDERPOOL of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Private funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Maryoot-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, Pastor of the Wysox First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Intensive Care Nursery of the ArnotOgden Memorial Hospital, in care of Elizabeth CORVELINE, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 in Kimberly's name.  Daily Review.

HAIGHT Gerald "Jerry" Allen Haight, 42 of Ulster RD 2 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 220 in Ulster Township.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with the Rev. Samuel BYLER, pastor of the Saco Road Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors.  The family request that memorials be directed to the Saco Baptist Church in care of Philip ELLIS, treasurer, 106, William Street Towanda, PA 18848, in Jerry Haight's name.  Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifHALL, MARY L. ‘RENA’ WARNER, 107, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Highlands, Laporte.  Born Aug. 30, 1891, in Powell, she was a daughter of the late Fred Elmer and Ella Compton Hall.  In early years Rena was employed by the C.P. Welles, Henry Newell and George Boyle families in Towanda as a cook and housekeeper.  In 1917 she married Frank Wickwire, Rena and Frank resided in Johnson City, N.Y., for many years until her husband’s death in 1943.  In August of 1945 Rena married Alva Warner and together they resided in Glen Castle, N.Y., until 1972, when they moved to Rome.  Mr. Warner died in February or 1978, and in August of the same year Rena moved to the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda.  Rena will be remembered by her family as a petite woman with a large, generous heart who possessed a keen wit.  Surviving are two nieces, Beverly Hall Putnam of Ithaca, N.Y., and Freda Hall Shipley of Benton, Pa.; a nephew, Clarence E. Crane of Towanda RR3; several great nieces, great-nephews and cousins, and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Walter; two brothers, Earl and Fred Hall; two sisters, Addie Crane and Blanche Miller; two nephews, Lloyd E. Hall and Richard F. Hall; and two nieces, Beatrice Hall Bechtold and Hilda Crane.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox.  The family will provide its own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Highlands, P.O. Box 10, Laporte, Pa. 18626 in Mrs. Warner’s memory.

ARTHUR HANSEN
 Arthur Hansen, 86, of Armonk, NY died Monday, December 24, 1990. Arthur was born October 31, 1904 in Brooklyn, NY.  After leaving a Merchant Marine career he came to Bradford County and purchased a farm at Mountain Lake.  He and his brother Francis had a dairy farm for several years and were custodians at Towanda High School (now the middle school).  He was a member of the Towanda Elks Club.  He resided at his sister Irene's home for the last seven years. Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. Irene Anderson and Ruth VanKirk of Brooklyn, NY and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery at the convenience of the family. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)

CARL FRANCIS HENDERSHOT, 91 of Wysox died on Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born May 22, 1912 at French Asylum, he was a son of the late Clarence Leslie Hendershot and Nettie Valentine Hendershot.  Carl moved to Towanda with his parents in 1921 and was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1930.  Carl attended the Asbury College in Willmore, Ky. And served in the U.S. Army seventh Fighter Wing during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.  He was employed by the Northern Pennsylvania Power Company which later became Penelec for 40 years until his retirement on Oct. 31, 1974.  On Sept. 16, 1937, Carl married the former Mildred Bethena White at Chemung, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 25, 1995.  Carl enjoyed all sports especially hunting.  He was a member and formerly served as an elder of the North Towanda United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law; Claudette M. Lent and Bruce Lent Jr. of Bentley Creek and Mary Jane Chapman and John M. Chapman of Springfield Twp.; seven grandchildren, Bruce F. Lent of Pittsburgh, John Chapman Jr. and his wife Darlene Chapman of Big Pond, Brenda M. Wormley of Bentley Creek, Linda J. King and her husband Robert King of Bentley Creek, Lori A. VanDyke of Bentley Creek, Lisa M. Morrelli of Bentley Creek, Brian L. Lent and his wife Keisha Lent of Bentley creek; fourteen great-grandchildren; his sister, Alma Larnard of Towanda; half-sister, Paula Struppler of Sayre; his half-brother, Joseph William Struppler of Winton, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Hendershot and two sisters, Vivian Penny and Mary Hendershot.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. in Carl Francis Hendedrshot’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENDERSHOT –CLAUDETTE M. LENT, 78, of Bentley Creek, Pa., passed away Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017 at her home following declining health. Claudette was born in Towanda, Pa., on Aug. 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Carl Hendershot and Mildred White Hendershot. She was a graduate of Towanda High School where she was actively involved in sports. On Dec. 25, 1956, Claudette married Bruce Lent at the North Towanda United Methodist Church. In early years, Claudette was employed by several area restaurants and served as a Girl Scout leader. Claudette was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. Strong and absolute in her Christian faith, she dedicated her life to the Lord, loved children, and raising and caring for her family. She was always willing to give of herself to help others and will be fondly remembered for her "spunky" personality and sense of humor. In addition to spending time with her family, Claudette enjoyed bowling and crafts. Her family includes her husband of 60 years, Bruce Lent Jr.; children, Bruce F. Lent of Horseheads, N.Y., Brenda M. Hurley of Gillett, Pa., Laurie A. Peterson and husband Rob of Chemung, N.Y., Lisa M. Morelli of Gillett, Pa., Brian L. Lent and wife Keisha of Gillett, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and John Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jason Burger of the Christian Life Church, Waverly, N.Y., officiating. Burial will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA in Claudette M. Lent's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/12/2017

 HINKLEY –JOYCE MARIE HINKLEY SEELEY, 54 of Franklin Township, Monroeton RR 1, Pa. died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born Feb. 17, 1953, in Wellsville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Henry Hinkley and Flossie Geraldine Williams Hinkley.  In earlier years, Joyce was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., and was later employed by the Jim Davis Cleaning Service in Sayre.  Joyce enjoyed reading, arranging flowers and working puzzle books.  She is survived by: her son, James L. Brink, and her long-time companion, Fred Brink, both at home; her sister, Margaret Hewitt of Bellefonte, Pa.; two brothers: Arthur and Roger Hinkley, both of Louisiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating.  Service arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2007

HOAG –VALERIE B. CARVER, 80, wife of Leonard T. Carver of Monroeton died Friday evening March 23, 1990 at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born Aug. 29, 1909 at Coleman Station, NY, she was a daughter of Howard and Lulu Belle Hoag. Howard and Lulu Belle Hoag. In early years she was employed by Lowes Theater Chain, Philadelphia. On April 19, 1939 she married Leonard T. Carver in St. John’s Church, Orange, NJ. Mrs. Carver was later employed as a store manager for Kent Cleaners in Orange, NJ for several yeas. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leonard at home; a sister, Evelyn Haynes of Wysox, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lulu Belle Howard on Nov. 19, 1983 and by two brothers: Kenneth Hoag on Nov. 14, 1985 and James Hoag on Dec. 1, 1976. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin P. Mulhern, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD W. ‘DICK’ HOLLENBACK, 79, of 228 Hollenback Road, Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. “Dick,” as he was known by his family and friends, was born on May 10, 1938 in Sayre, the son of D. A. Hollenback and Agnes Lynch Hollenback. He was a graduate of Towanda High School with the Class of 1956. In early years, Dick worked on the family farm with his father, D. A. and brother, Robert and was later employed by Agway, Inc. and the Citizens & Northern Bank. Dick continued his career in banking, beginning as a bank teller with the First National Bank in Towanda, which later became the First National Bank of Bradford County, and through the years served as a loan officer, retiring as assistant vice president in the early 1990s, following a massive cerebrovascular accident in 1988. Dick was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, where he formerly served as church treasurer and as a Sunday school teacher. He also served as sextant for the Wysox Cemetery for a number of years. Dick was a 40-year-member of the Towanda Lions Club, where he was a past president and the honored recipient of the Melvin Jones Award in 1994. Dick enjoyed hunting, golfing, vegetable and flower gardening and was a craftsman. He loved all animals especially cats and dogs. His family includes his devoted wife of 56 years, Millie Young Hollenback, to whom he was married on Aug. 26, 1961 in Ulster; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Jay Dzwil of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Gwendolyn and Allison of Lansdale; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Ralph Pautz of Lakewood, Colorado; sister-in-law, Sandra Hollenback of Wysox; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, D. A. Hollenback on Aug. 27, 1973; mother, Agnes Lynch Hollenback on Jan. 21, 1991; and brother, Robert E. Hollenback on July 5, 1981. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Wysox Cemetery. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P. O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in memory of Richard W. Hollenback. –Towanda Daily Review 10/22/2017

HOLMES –CAROL L. BOSSONG, 74, of Standing Stone, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. Carol was born Nov. 10, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Arthur J. and Eleanor Shove Holmes. On June 15, 1956 she married William E. Bossong Sr. Carol assisted her husband in the operation of their construction business in Bergen County, N.J. for many years and together the couple operated Cannon Hill Wood Products at their home in Standing Stone for a number of years until their retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 17, 2011.She is survived by her son, William E. Bossong Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandson, Christopher Sox of Easton, Pa.; granddaughter, Jennifer Sox of Tennessee; sisters, Sharon Reetsma and Georgianne Kruize both of Henning, Minn.; brother, Rev. Albert Arthur Holmes of Wadena, Minn.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Sox on May 26, 2009.A private graveside service will be held at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 11/5/2014

HOWARD –ELIZABETH HOWARD DECKER, 83, of Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born on Aug. 28, 1932 in Towanda, the daughter of Eugene and Frances E. Benson Howard. Elizabeth was employed by Katherine A. Patterson in Towanda for 50 years until her retirement. Elizabeth was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her life encompassed her family and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Elizabeth was a caring, giving person and was an avid supporter of many charities. Surviving are, her daughters, Rose Odegard of Towanda and Debra Decker of Towanda; son, Robert Duane Decker and wife Megan of Wysox; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Vanderpool of Standing Stone, Dorothy Hilliar and her husband Donald of Berkshire, N.Y., Helen Brown of Wysox, Frieda Smith and her husband Ronald of Towanda, Shirley Blemle of Rome, Marion Seymour and her husband Robert of Rome, Peggy Kobbe and her husband James of Towanda, Dorothy Decker of Monroeton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Arthur Decker Jr. on Sept. 14, 2005; two sons, Arthur Eugene "Spike" Decker on July 2, 2005 and Terry Lee Decker on July 30, 1989; an infant grandson, Randy Decker; granddaughter, Darcey Decker; daughters-in-law, Cindy Rinebold Decker and Teresa Corcoran; father, Eugene Howard on Jan. 31, 1966; mother, Frances E. Howard on Nov. 19, 1988; sister, Marion McNeal; brothers, Gerald E. Howard Sr., Earl Howard, Edward E. Howard and Albert Nelson Howard; and her beloved canine companion, Tiny. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA or to the American Red Cross, 800 S. Main St., Towanda, PA in Elizabeth's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/3/2015

HUNSINGER –MARY HARDING, 69, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday morning, April 8, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mary was born on Dec. 9, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Donald Eugene Hunsinger and Edna Ellen Pierce Hunsinger. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was subsequently employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 31 years until her retirement. Mary was a member of the Sylvania Women's Club. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, baking (custom cakes), reading, and spending time with her cats. Surviving are her husband, Charles W. Harding, to whom she was married on April 21, 1990; her daughter, Brenda Lee Walters of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother, Richard Hunsinger of Ulster; sisters, Rosemarie (Lewis) Crawford of Sugar Run, Laura Stephenson of Sayre, Doris (Gary) Maxwell of Sugar Run; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth May Hunsinger, and brothers, Donald Eugene Hunsinger and Jerry Howard Hunsinger. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Kevin Arensman of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Landmarks Building, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 217, Pittsburgh, PA in Mary Hardings's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/10/2017

IRVINE   Ronald Guy Irvine, 72, of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Twp., Pa., died Monday evening, Jan. 25, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Ronald was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Charles Guy Irvine and Helen WOOD Irvine. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1954. Ronald grew up in Liberty Corners, Pa., and as a youth worked on the farms of Ed and Martin Shaffer. On June 1, 1957, he married the former Nancy Cook at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda for a year and on June 23, 1958, Ronald accepted employment with Claverack Rural Electric in Wysox. He began his career with Claverack as a lineman and retired as a supervisor on Nov. 30, 1995.  Ronald was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and as caretaker for the church. He was also a member of the Towanda Gun Club and in earlier years was a member of the Wysox Elementary School PTG, served as a Little League coach and was an avid bowler on the Claverack Bowling League. Ronald enjoyed wood working, hunting, fishing and was always willing to help others. He will be fondly remembered as a mentor to his family.  He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Nancy COOK Irvine; children Gerald R. "Jerry" Irvine and his wife Tina of Towanda RR 3, Ronald C. Irvine and his wife Michelle of Towanda RR 4, James L. Irvine and his fiancé Kristin Morris of New Castle, Del., Deborah J. White and her husband Raymond of Towanda RR 2, and Cindy L. Sheets and her husband Jass of North Towanda; grandchildren Amanda and Davie Evans, Tony Irvine, Damien Irvine and his wife Holly, Aaron and Andrea Irvine, Bronwyn Morris, Steven, Tim and Alicia Irvine, Devin, Victoria, Stephanie and Olivia White, Chris Maynard, Jim, Jeremy and Justin Sheets; great-grandchildren Brooklyn Evans and Jordan Radney; his sister Marilyn Waluk of Wyalusing RR 3; brothers Robert Irvine and his wife Marion of Towanda RR 2, and Donald Irvine of Towanda RR 2; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Odessa Irvine, and a brother-in-law, Tom Waluk.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Russell Duncan, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., and also from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 339, Wysox, PA 18854, in Ronald Guy Irvine's memory.  January 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

JENNINGS –RACHEL JENNINGS MCCARTY, 96, of Towanda, RR 5, Wysox Township, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township.  Born Feb. 3, 1909, in Macedonia she was a daughter of the late George Willis and Nettie Barner Jennings.  Rachel grew up on the family farm in Macedonia.  She attended school in Macedonia and was a graduate of Cronks Business School in Towanda.  Rachel was employed by the Smith Plumbing Store in Wyalusing for nine years.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Wysox Sewing Club.  Rachel enjoyed crocheting and knitting.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Duane Clark of Towanda RR 4 and Betty and Chris Bonboy of Conklin, N.Y.; three stepsons, Douglas and Gloria McCarty of Plainfield, Ind., Richard and Veronica McCarty of Denver, Colo., and Thomas and Jill McCarty of Alaska; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Pipher of Wysox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron LaRue “Mac” McCarty, in 1981; two brothers, Willis Jennings and Charles Jennings; and a sister, Ruby Cummiskey.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Margaret Gordon, RR 2, Box 260, Wysox, Pa. in Rachel J. McCarty’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHNSON Edward "Footsey" Johnson

83, of Overshot, Towanda Twp., Pa., died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. Ed was born June 23, 1927 in Towanda,, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Arvilla Benjamin Johnson. In early years, he was employed by the Dye & Bresee Hardware Store in Towanda. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Ed was employed as an electrician by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement. Ed was a life member of the Towanda Fire Department. and the Towanda Gun Club. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the post's Funeral Honor Guard, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 Towanda and Wysox Odd Fellows Lodge No. 1152. He worked with the Towanda Ambulance Association in prior years, served as a volunteer for the TACO Food Pantry in Towanda and collected aluminum cans in the area for the American Legion's recycling program which provides scholarship funds for nursing students. Ed possessed great love for little children, animals and especially his cats.  He is survived by: his wife, Betty J. Seymour Johnson; son, Richard Johnson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Shirley Jane Brookens, sister, Jane Calkins and brother, Sterling Johnson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul's Church of Christ in care of Joan Rohe, RR 4 Box 4193, Dushore, PA 18614; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Edward Johnson's memory.  Towanda Daily Review - April 2, 2011

 

SHERMAN A. JOHNSON SR., 86 of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Twp., Pa. died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born June 13, 1920 in Terry Twp., Pa., he was the son of Esmond and Della Vanderpool Johnson.  On May 14, 1938 he married the former Ruth E. Vanderpool at Quicks Bend, Pa.  Sherman was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and was the recipient of a Bronze Star. Sherman was employed by the Hagerman Farm at French Asylum for 18 years, the Vandervort Mill in Wysox for several years and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 19 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and was a life member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and the Towanda Gun Club.  Surviving are: His wife of nearly 69 years, Ruth E. Johnson at home; his children: Jack L. Johnson of Tampa, Fla., Rose Marie Shartle and her husband Ernest Shartle of Tunkhannock, Pa., Sherman A. Johnson Jr. and his wife Roseanna Johnson of North Towanda, Pa., seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters: Bernieta Wright of Sayre, Pa., Bemetta Allis of Elmira, N.Y., Beatrice Gillespie of Terrytown, Pa., several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta May McKinney on October 4, 2001; his brother, Alfred Johnson and his sister, Hazel Elliott.  The funeral service will be held Saturday April 7, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends this (Friday) evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Mrs. Margaret Gordon, RR 2 Box 260, Wysox, Pa. or to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Sherman A. Johnson's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/6/2007

 

JOHNSTON –MARGARET J. EDDY, 98, formerly of Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at the Valley View Retirement Center in Belleville, Pa. Margaret was born in Rome, Ga. on April 7, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Azzie Lee Barnes Johnston. She was a graduate of Hoke Smith High School in Atlanta, Ga. and later attended beauty school in Rome, Ga. In early years, Margaret served as manager of the Emile Salon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. and later operated her own business, Eddy's Beauty Salon in Towanda for many years until her retirement. Margaret loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed participating in all activities and celebrations at her retirement community and was well known for her friendly demeanor and positive attitude. Surviving are her children, Ronald W. Eddy and wife Diane of Towanda, Linda M. Casey and husband Richard of Bellefonte, Pa.; grandchildren, David Eddy, Lesley Eddy Santise, Kyle Casey and Kellin Casey; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Reilly, Zachary, Lucas and Maximus; sisters, Mildred Youngblood and Geraldine Rush of Rome, Ga., Sara Duke and husband Charles of Douglasville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Robert Eddy in 1969; brother, Raymond Johnston; and sister, Frances Johnston.The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Valley View Haven Endowment Fund, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA in Margaret J. Eddy's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/13/2015

JOHNSTON –VIRGINIA L. SAFFORD, 91, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Elderwood Care in Waverly. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Emma Rowland Johnston; brothers, Eugene Jr., Rowland, Norman, David, Thomas, and Ned; and sister, Donna Joan Konicki. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Daniel Saffrord; children, Gabriella (Lawrence) Albanese of Albion, Dr. Susan (Michael Denison) Safford of Oxford, PA, Daniel (Wanda) Safford Jr. of Fredrick, MD, Pamela (James) Page of Waverly, and Geoffrey (Rev. Lisa) Kruse-Safford of Rockford, IL; brother, Ivan Johnston of FL; 12 grandchildren, and Stwo great grandchildren. Virginia was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Sayre and was a substitute teacher in the Sayre and Waverly School districts. During WWII Virginia was proud to have worked for the Huffman Bicycle Company building bikes for the invasion of Italy. She also worked on the Manhattan project. Virginia met Dan in New York City in 1948 and they were married in Columbia, MO on March 31, 1954. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and was an excellent seamstress who was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 4 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Rev. Dr. Dianne H. Bentley officiating. Burial will be in Wysox Cemetery in Wysox, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Virginia’s name to the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY.

JONES –DOROTHY JONES SCHMIEG, 89, a long-time resident of Lake Wesauking, Pa. passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla. Dorothy was born in Shamokin, Pa. on Dec. 3, 1924, the daughter of Russell and Sarah Hoover Jones. She was a graduate of Shamokin High School and in early years was employed in the garment manufacturing industry in Shamokin. On June 25, 1953 she married James R. Schmieg in Shamokin and the couple made their home on the family farm at Lake Wesauking. Dorothy was employed by the Farm Credit Bureau in Wysox for 10 years and was subsequently employed by the First National Bank of Bradford County in Towanda and Wysox for many years until her retirement. Dorothy was a 60 year member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Dorothy and Jim enjoyed camping and traveled extensively throughout the United States including Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. The couple enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida and summers at Lake Wesauking. Surviving are her devoted husband of 60 years, James R. Schmieg; daughter and son-in-law, Debbi and Tom Casey of Hickory, N.C.; grandson, Erik Grippo of Lake Weasuking; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Sherman Barnes of Lake Wesauking, Mary Lou and Ralph Snyder of Geneva, Ill.; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Wysox, Pa. with Rev. Jira Albers and Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Schmieg family with arrangements. Contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, PO Box 339, Wysox, PA in Dorothy's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2014

 

KEENEY Minnie E. Barnett

89, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Minnie was born in Evergreen, Albany Township, on July 18, 1923 the daughter of the late Minor and Susan Vargason Keeney. She was a graduate of New Albany High School class of 1943 and in early years was employed by several garment manufacturing companies in the area. She was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 10 years until her retirement. Minnie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, spending the winter months in Florida, making lawn ornaments and playing bingo.  She is survived by her companion, John Hagadorn; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Scot Sample of New Albany; son, Kevin Barnett and his fiancé Carol Gunn of Towanda; grandchildren, Jolene Gunn (Grant Hamilton) of Arizona, Joshua Gunn of Rome, and Dylan and Nichole Sample of New Albany; sister, Iona Bidlack of Monroeton; half-sister, Aletha McDonald of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Keeney of Monroeton and Carol Keeney of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; brothers, Wesley, Wayne and Ezra Keeney, sister, Beatrice Kisner Brown and a half brother, Ray Keeney.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Friday morning at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital Activities Fund, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Minnie's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – February 7, 2013

 

KELLOGG Doris Arlene Fox

wife of Lester J. Fox, of 308 Strope Road Towanda, Burlington Township, Pa., died at home, surrounded by her loving family, in the early morning hours on Nov. 24, 2012.  Doris was born May 14, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Pauline Raymond (Jackson) Kellogg and Daniel Burton Jackson. Doris spent her entire life caring for others who were ill, needed a home or just a helping hand. She loved the outdoors, camping, working in her flower beds and taking care of her grandchildren. She worked at Herman Rynveldt Sons Wreath Company in Athens, the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., family-owned restaurants and then at Strope's Shamrock Hotel in Sayre in her later years.  She is survived by her loving husband, Lester J. Fox, whom she married on June 30, 2001. He was the love of her life and made her final years the most incredible years of her life. Also surviving are her daughter Linda Lou (Shults) Harshbarger of Strope Road, Towanda; son Larry Lyle (Betty Jo) Shults of Bird City, Kansas and daughter Donna Strope Esposito of Strope Road, Towanda. Les also brought into her life four loving daughters of his own Wendy (Scott) Rifenburg of Rome, Pa., Tammy Fox of Windsor, N.Y., Roxanne Fox of York, Pa. and Robin Bruter of Smithboro, N.Y. She is also survived by several very special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; her sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Heal and Sandra Regina Patterson, both of Florida, and brothers Paul Jackson and Ray Jackson, both of Pennsylvania.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Burton Jackson of Potterville in 1998.  Abiding with Doris's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. She will be laid to rest in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848 in her memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda Pa. is assisting Doris's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – November 26, 2012

 

KEMPKES Karen L. Whyte
70, widow of George L. Whyte of Brocktown Road, Monroeton, Pa., (Powell) died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Karen was born in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 31, 1940 the daughter of the late Marion Kempkes and Ruth Stephens Kempkes. In early years, she was employed by the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda and was later employed by E. I. DuPont in Towanda for 24 years until her retirement. Karen enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing and crafts. She is survived by three children, Barbara Gordon and husband Matt of Towanda, Michael L. Whyte of Towanda, and Glenda Vargo of Ulster; eight grandchildren, Chastity Kisner, Melinda Littick, Michael Vargo, Nicci Gordon, Denise Whyte, Scott Vargo, Jordan Whyte, and Tawni Whyte; eight great-grandchildren, Micciah, Keegan, Kollin, Ashton, Brennick, Kayden, Aislyn and Layton; a brother, Brian Kempkes and his wife Marsha of Austin, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Whyte on July 14, 2000, and by a brother, Bruce Kempkes in 1979 who was a twin to Brian Kempkes. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. on Thursday, with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Karen L. Whyte's memory.  Daily Review - December 6, 2010

 

KIRKENDALL –CAROLYN KIRKENDALL PIPHER, 87, of Williamsport, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services Williamsport North. Carolyn was born in Greene, N.Y. on Jan. 5, 1927, the daughter of Luther Kirkendall Sr. and Edith Wilson Kirkendall. Carolyn loved spending time with and caring for her family. Carolyn enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, canning and working crossword puzzles. Surviving are her children, William Pipher and wife, Sue, of Elmira, N.Y.; Margaret Miller and husband, Keith, of Mountain Lake, Pa.; Barbara Merritt and husband, Edward, of Asylum township, Pa.; Gloria DeGarmo of Williamsport, Pa.; 5 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Delmer and Lois Kirkendall of Arnot, Pa.; sister, Edith Roupp of Liberty, Pa.; the father of her children, Leon Pipher Jr. of Wysox, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Cunningham and brother, Luther Kirkendall Jr. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Happy Tails No-Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P. O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Carolyn Kirkendall Pipher's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Carolyn's Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 11/5/2014

KITHCART –KAREN M. HITCHCOCK, 47, of Windham Township, Rome RR 2, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, July 7, 2005, at her home.  Karen was born on Aug. 19, 1957 in Valley Forge, Pa. a daughter of Shirley Maryott and the late Truman Kithcart, Sr.  She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She enjoyed making crafts, especially floral designing.  Her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family and friends.  Karen, our angel, will be greatly missed by those who knew her.  Karen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 32 years, Roger L. Hitchcock, her daughter, Serena J. Hitchcock and her fiancée, Mark Pannett, and her son, Roger “Joe” L. Hitchcock Jr., all of Rome; her mother, Shirley Lattimer of Woalnville, Texans; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Annie Kithcart of Nolanville, Texas, Larry and April Kithcart of Towanda, and Truman Kithcart Jr. and Teresa Kithcart of Fort Lewis, Wash.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Cecil Bailey of Wyalusing, Shirley Faye and David Williams of Nolanville and Lori Gill of Rome; her mother-in-law, Genevieve Kitchen of Windham; her father-in-law, Eugene and his wife, Betty Hitchcock of Governor, N.Y.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bailey and Judy Hitchcock of Athens, Robert and Doris Kitchen of Windham, Pete and Barb Hitchcock of Governor, Terry and Lexi Hitchcock of South Carolina, Pam and Jeff Norton of South Carolina, and Janette Hitchcock of Owego, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Karen was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first grandson, Mark Jr.  She was predeceased by her father, Truman Kithcart Sr.; stepfather, Gerald Lattimer; sister, Pamela J. Kithcart; and brother, James S. Kithcart.  Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Karen’s life at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  The rev. Larry D. Jennings, pastor of the Warren Center Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 112 in the Wysox Cemetery.  A period of visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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