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

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Bradford County PA

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

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

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) 

LAMPHERE Earl R
Daily Review, Towanda, Pennsylvania - May 12, 1980
Earl R. Lamphere, 73, of Towanda RD 2, died Saturday evening (May 10, 1980)  at the Bradford County Manor. He was born May 10, 1907 in Wysox Township, the son of Charles and Lettie Arnold Lamphere. He was employed by the Sordoni Electrical Construction Company for many years and later was associated with the L.O. Karnes Electrical Construction retiring in 1959. Mr. Lamphere suffered a stroke in August, 1979 and has been a guest at the manor since then. At that time his family moved to Athens. Surviving are his wife, Kathyrn Fravel Lamphere of Athens; two sons, Ralph of Greens Landing and Charles of Chemung, N.Y.; 2 daughters, Mary Scherer Peters of Van Ettan, N.Y. and Mrs. Phillip (Judith) May of Ulster RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy)Tranpani of Troy; three grandsons and three granddaughters; an uncle, Harold Arnold of South Waverly, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning 11 a.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with the Rev. Harry Ferguson ofrficiating. Burial will be in the Wysox Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7-9p.m. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

GEORGE LAMPHERE SR.
 George Edward Lamphere Sr., 52, of Towanda, PA, died Tuesday, September 8, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hopital in Sayre. Born November 23, 1939 in Sayre, he was the son of the late John Edward and Mildred Anderson Lamphere. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and served in the US Marine Corps. He owned and operated Lamphere's Well Drilling company in Mountain Lake and Inverness, FL for several years. Surviving are daughters, Cricket L. Miller of Towanda, Judith E. Harris of Temple, TX and Shana Lamphere of Inverness, FL; son, George Edward Lamphere Jr. of Fort Hood, TX; eight grandchildren; sisters, Dianna Reeves of Towanda, Lillian Hillyard of Simpson, NC, Bertha Patton of Sayre and Edna Sluyter of Inverness, FL; brothers, Charles of Laceyville and Francis of Alba; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Benjamin and Jon Lamphere. Funeral services were held September 11 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Darris Hauser officiating and interment to be in the Wysox Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. (TGR, Thursday, September 17, 1992)

LAMPHERE - Liberty Corners Man Dies. John E. Lamphere, 64, of Liberty Corners (Towanda RD 4) died Saturday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital. Mr. Lamphere was born June 10, 1903, in Wysox Township, the son of John and Lillian Brown Lamphere. His wife, Mildred, died June 2, 1964. Surviving are: three sons, George of Mountain Lake, Charles at home and Francis of Liberty Corners; four daughters Mrs. Carl Hillyard of Genoa, N.Y., Mrs. Dianna Reeves of Liberty Corners, Mrs. Bertha Patton of Sayre RD 2 and Mrs Edna Teeter of Liberty Corners; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Felton of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue. Col. Frank P. Guldenschuh, Salvation Army, retired, will officiate and burial will be in the Wysox cemetery. Daily Review - July 1967 Submitted by Sandy Reeves-Vanderpool

LAYTON Irene STERLING, 73, formerly  of Towanda, PA died Friday, October 2, 1998 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born February 8, 1925 in Sayre, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank an Beatrice Chilson Layton.  Irene attended Towanda High School.  In early years she was employed by the J.J. Newberry store and the American store in Towanda and was later employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and the Towanda Motel.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Steve Probst of Granville, PA and Charlotte and Gary Parks of Towanda; a daughter Nancy Newbury of Towanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward S. and Lorraine Sterling II of Towanda; a son, Aaron Foster Sterling of Towanda; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Scott of Granville, Mary Ann Palm of Reading, PA, Clara Kithcart of Stroudsburg, PA; a brother, Eugene Layton of reading, PA; several nephews, nieces and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Seaman sterling II, in 1993.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on October 5 with interment to be in the Wysox cemetery, Wysox. The family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the Towanda Lions Club, Lions Eye Bank fund, c/o Monty Hughey, 318 State St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Sterling’s memory.

 

LIGHT Linda L. Cook, 60, of 33 Cook Lane, Wysox, Pa., Wysox Township, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport, Pa., surrounded by her family and friends.  Linda was born in Sayre, Pa., on Jan. 14, 1951, a daughter of the late Howard Light and June Howland Light. Following graduation from Towanda High School in 1968, she attended Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa. On Oct. 9, 1971, Linda married David E. Cook at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. In early years, Linda was employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda and the Towanda Area School District. In 1992, she began working with her husband in the operation of their gravel business until their retirement in 2007. Linda also provided care for children in her home for a number of years.  She attended the Laddsburg Community Church where she also taught Sunday School and was a former president of the Towanda Women's Aglow Organization. She greatly enjoyed the ministry of sending greeting cards to others. Linda was a meticulous homemaker and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. Many family members and friends have enjoyed the gifts Linda made and shared through her creative efforts with crafts, knitting, crocheting and quilting and baking cookies. She will be remembered as a selfless person who freely gave her time and abilities for the benefit of others.  Surviving are: her husband of 39 years, David E. Cook at home; her children: Sean E. Cook and wife Tara of Orwigsburg, Pa., Tammy Nevin and husband Rod of Reading, Pa.; grandchildren: Ethan and Sarah Nevin; her mother, Nannette Light of Wysox; sister: Joyce Warburton and husband Robert of Jupiter, Fla.; special aunt: Shirley Wright of Towanda; mother-in-law: Elizabeth Cook of Wysox; sister-in-law: Joyce Mix and husband Raymond of Cogan Station, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Light, on Feb. 8, 1998, mother, June Howland Light on Nov. 9, 1954; and father-in-law, Ralph Marshall Cook.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1 at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Perry officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in Linda's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 27, 2011

 

LINES - Grace Wickwire
Feb. 23, 2004
Grace Lines Wickwire, 86, widow of Harry B. Wickwire of Mercur Hill, Wysox RR2, PA, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2004 at The Manor in West Burlington Township. Born Oct. 25, 1917 in LeRaysville, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Lena Lewis Lines. In early years, Grace attended school in LeRaysville. Grace assisted her husband, Harry in the operation of their farm on Mercur Hill for many years and also was employed by Esther Pipher at the Wysox Motel for many years. Her life encompassed her home and family and she enjoyed working among her flowers. Surviving are two grandsons, Ronald L. Wickwire and his wife, Twyla Wickwire of LeRaysville, Garry D. Wickwire of Mercur Hill, Wysox RR2; seven great-grandchildren: David Wickwire of Washington, DC, Travis Wickwire of Rapid City, SD, Theron Wickwire of Wysox, Matthew Wickwire of Rome, Montana Wickwire of Spring Lake, Selena and Julia Wickwire of LeRaysville; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Hammerly of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, Duane Hoover Lines and Verna Lines of LeRaysville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harry B. Wickwire, on Nov. 10, 2001; a son, Norman D. Wickwire, on July 23, 2001, an infant son, Edward Wickwire; her daughter-in-law, Joyce Badger Wickwire, on Feb. 10, 1986; four sisters, Midge Monroe, Maggie McMann, Betty Cragle and Charlotte Stalford; four brothers, Ralph, Robert, Joseph and Leo Lines. The funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment followed in the Wysox Cemetery. The family received friends on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to The Manor, Resident Activities Fund, RR3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Wickwire's memory.

 

E. LOUISE LOSINGER
E. Louis Losinger, 64, of Rummerfield, died Monday, Sept. 2, 1991, at home. Born Jan. 30, 1927 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Pat and Helen Losinger. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He retired from Claverick Electric Company. Preceding him in death were his father, Pat Losinger; brother, Edward Eugene Losinger; and sister, Veronica Austin. Surviving beside his mother of Wellsboro, are his wife, Velda, and daughter, Velda May Johnson, both of Rummerfield; sons, Chester Losinger of Wysox and Roger Losinger of Liberty; brother-in-law, Ralph Austin of Wellsboro; nephews, Robert Austin of Wellsboro and Terry Austin of Blossburg; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Graveside military services were conducted at Wysox Cemetery.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 11, 1991)

 

LOYACK Laura Anderson Loyack

age 72, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with her loving family at her side.  Laura was born on July 20, 1939 at home in Terry Twp, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond "Smokey" and Dorothy Benjamin Anderson. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1957. She married Robert Loyack Sr. of Wyalusing on April 18, 1959. Bob predeceased her on Dec. 4, 1999. She worked as a receptionist at Ottavani's Optometrist Office for 34 years, retiring in 1999.  Laura was a member of The Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as playing softball, hunting, and bowling where she was the Wyalusing Women's Bowling League secretary for years. She was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Women's Auxillary.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Robert A. Jr. (Chanda) Loyack, Wyalsuing, Pa.; grandchildren Andrew (Elizabeth) Loyack, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Richard Loyack and fiancé Heather Clarke of Wyalusing, Pa., Bobbi Jo Loyack and Reggie Davis of Wyalusing, Pa.; brother George Anderson and Norma Lee Farrell of Wyalusing; sisters and brothers-in-law Martha (Arthur) Cole of Towanda, Pa., Jan (Russell) Williams of Wyalusing, Pa., Vanessa (Rick) Shaffer of Wyalusing, Pa.; brother-in-law Gerald (Elaine) Loyack of Liverpool, N.H.; sisters-in-law Mary Margaret Capwell of Savannah, Ga., Evelyn Nichols of Sayre, Pa., Arlene (Ronald) Miller of Rochester, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Penney M. Rahm presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.   The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945.   Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2012

 

LUDWIG –EDNA ANN DRAKE, 84, of Dushore, formerly of Lansdowne, Pa., died Friday evening, April 3, 1998 at the Darway Nursing Home, Estella, Pa.  Born March 14, 1914 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mimi Lewis Ludwig.  Edna was a graduate of the Lansdowne Aldan High School in Lansdowne, Pa.  On Dec. 31, 1937 she married Howard Russell Drake Jr. in Lansdowne.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard on Oct. 8, 1997.  Mrs. Drake served as a volunteer at the Dushore Library for several years.  Her main interest in life was in her home and family, especially her grandchildren.  Edna enjoyed the outdoors and working in her garden.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Barry Drake and Kay Diymond of Long Valley, N.J.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Rosalie Goodall of Chestertown, Md.; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Howard Drake III.  A private graveside service will be held at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Dushore Library in Mrs. Drake’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/1998

Hope MADIGAN, 76
Hope Irene Madigan, 76, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Saturday morning, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Bethlehem, Pa. Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Mylen Madigan Sr. and Fannie Dyer Madigan.
Hope was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1944 and later received her bachelor of science degree from Penn State University in 1948.  In early years, Hope was employed as a medical technologist at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly, N.Y., and at the Meadville Hospital in Meadville, Pa. She was later employed by St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, Pa., as a specialist in bacteriology and immunofluorescence for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem, and the Bethlehem Quota Club. Hope was a past president of Quota Club International and former district governor of the Quota Club. Surviving are: her brother and sister-in-law, Mylen Madigan Jr. and Lola Madigan of Towanda RR 3; her sister and brother-in-law, Leila and Jack Kilmer of Towanda RR 4; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her very good friend, Betty Wessner of Allentown, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Hope's memory.

 

MADIGAN William R-aged 76, died suddenly Tuesday morning, April 29, 1947 at his home in Overshot. He has been a lifelong resident of Burlington Township where he has been a farmer for years. He was a member of Iona Grange. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Allen, Mountain Lake and Mrs. Carlton Guild, Troy; four sons, George, Highland; Leon, at home; Mylen, Overshot and Michael, Pail Factory; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Wysox.

 

MARYOTT Shirley Maryott Lattimer

75, of Nichols, N.Y. formerly of Windham Twp., Pa. died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Absolute Care Facility in Endicott, N.Y.  Shirley was born Dec. 11, 1935 in Wysox, Pa. the daughter of the late James and Edna Belles Maryott. In early years, she was employed by the Marie Foyle Home in Towanda and the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp. Shirley later provided private home care for area families.  She is survived by her children, David Kithcart and wife Rosemarie of St. Thomas, Pa., Diane Bailey and husband Cecil of Rummerfield, Pa., Lorie Gill Thies and husband Joe of Nichols, N.Y., Larry Kithcart and wife April of Towanda, Shirley Williams and husband David of Nolanville, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Norma Maryott of Wysox; a sister, Joyce Gilles of Bell City Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gerald D. Lattimer on Nov. 15, 1995, daughters, Pamela J. Kithcart on June 29, 1980, Karen Hitchcock on July 7, 2005 and sons, James Kithcart on June 3, 2005 and Truman Kithcart Jr. on Sept. 27, 2010.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – September 19, 2011

 

DONALD L. MCENTIRE, 92 of 405 Third St., Towanda, died Sunday Jan. 22, 2006 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law Richard A. and Josephine McEntire in Woodstock, GA.  Born Oct. 1, 1913 in Athens, the son of the late John V. McEntire and Lilly Swanger McEntire.  Donald was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1932 and as a young man was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. in the Bradford County area.  He later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and during the time witnessed the landing at Imo Jima and the signing of the armistice at the end of the war.  Upon completion of his military service, Donald received his honorable discharge from the Navy and returned home to Towanda to be employed by the Patterson Screen Company.  He remained with the Patterson Screen Company, which later became E. I. DuPont in Towanda through his entire career until his retirement in 1978.  Donald was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and formerly served as Superintendent of the Sunday school there.  He was a member and Past Master of Union Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. Towanda and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Donald enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, and will be remembered as an avid fan of the New York Giants, New York Yankees and Penn State.  Donald is survived by his children, John W. McEntire and his wife Betty Ann of Hebron, Ky., Richard A. McEntire and his wife Josephine of Woodstock, Ga., Donald E. McEntire and his wife Nancy of Fort Thomas, Ky., Sharon K. Pavey and her husband David of Towanda and Margaret A. "Peggy" Putnam and her husband Larry of Towanda; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul McEntire and his wife Leah of Lincoln, Ill. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Katherine E. Rockwell McEntire on April 28, 1997; a granddaughter, Margaret "Peggy" Pavey on Jan. 29, 1995; a grandson, Brett Wallace McEntire on Dec. 8, 1999; and his brothers, Randall T. McEntire, Wayne McEntire and John McEntire.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  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. or the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Donald L. McEntire's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SAMUE G. MCKEE
Native of Springfield Township and brother of Thomas McKee, Elmira Street, died last Thursday morning, October 15th in his home in St. Louis, where he had held a position in the postoffice for the past thirty years. He is survived by one son, Gerald, St. Louis and three brothers, Robert, Ulster, Thomas, Troy and James, Springfield. The body arrived in Towanda Sunday and burial was in the Wysox Cemetery at 2:30 (handwritten on article 1936)

MILLER Aline - Aline Miller Engler, 92, formerly of State Street, Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday morning, May 20, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Born April 12, 1918 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Miller and Dorothy Conrad Miller. Aline was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1936. On Feb. 18, 1937, she married E. Earl Engler, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1987. Aline was employed from 1973 to 1983 by E.I. DuPont in Towanda. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda and American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, Towanda. Her life encompassed her home and family, especially her children and grandchildren. Surviving are: her children, Stephen E. Engler and his wife, Graceanne of Lancaster, Pa., Gary L. Engler and his wife, Colleen Engler of East Troy, Pa., Sherry Felten and her husband, William Felten of Towanda RR1; four grandchildren, Shelley, Stephanie, Tyler and Ben; three stepgrandchildren, Anna, Chrissy, and Warren; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, John Miller and Dorothy Conrad Miller; and husband, Earl Engler; she was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Ferrare; and her brother, Stephen Miller. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Aline Miller Engler's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, May 21, 2010

MILLER - Frances A. Miller, 83, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at her home in Riverwood Manor, Lewisburg, PA. She was the youngest of twelve children of James and Alice Miller of Lopez. After graduation from Sullivan County High School, Dushore, in 1943, she worked in the Lopez Post Office. Following World War II, she trained as a practical nurse at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY. After several years on the hospital staff, she joined the practice of Drs. Reed and Spaeth in Binghamton. She later worked for Pierson’s Office Supply in Binghamton, rising to floor manager before her retirement to the Lopez family homestead in 1987. Surviving are her brother, Clark Miller of Lewisburg; two nephews, Roger Miller of Menomonee Falls, WI and Ken Smith of Fort Washington, PA; a niece, Ruth Kale of Mount Vernon, OH and many grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; three sisters, Ruth Page, Mima Smith and Aura Miller, and by seven brothers, Keith Miller, James “Squire” Miller, Robert “Kutz” Miller, Howard “Sie” Miller, Reed “Boz” Miller, Gerald “Shag” Miller and William “Worth” Miller. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Frances A. Miller. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Wyalusing Rocket October 30, 2008

 

MONTGOMERY J. Rodney Montgomery

89, of 102 Dry Run Road, Wysox, Pa., died Wednesday morning, August 28, 2013 from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.   Rodney was born in Sayre, Pa., on June 23, 1924, the son of Charles and Lillian Maines Montgomery. He attended Athens High School and in early years was employed by the Athens Foundry and Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. Rodney was associated with the Elmer Russell Funeral Home in Waverly, N.Y., for several years. He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 38 years until his retirement in 1985. On September 14, 1952, Rodney married Margaret Whitney. Rodney was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed being involved in his grandson’s lives especially attending their school events. He was a devoted member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, formerly served as Sunday School superintendent and was active in church activities. Rodney was also a member of LeRay Lodge No. 471 F. & A.M. and Wysox Lodge No. 1152 I.O.O.F. Rodney formerly served as a member of the Wysox Zoning Board for a number of years. He enjoyed going for rides and attending social events.  Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; daughters, Amy Montgomery of Wysox and Lora Schmieg and husband Rick of North Towanda; grandsons, who were his pride and joy, Nathan, Nicholas, and Carson Schmieg; and nieces, Sylvia Herrington of Stone Ridge, N.Y., and Linda Stroud of Waverly, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Rodney was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry Montgomery and Lewis Montgomery. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Wysox, with the Rev. Jira Albers officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. LeRay Lodge No. 471 F. & A.M. will hold a Service of Remembrance Sunday at 2:40 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a Service of Remembrance by Wysox Lodge No. 1152 I.O.O.F.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 339, Wysox PA 18854 or to the North Rome Christian School, 3376 North Rome Road, Rome, PA 18837 in memory of J. Rodney Montgomery.   Sayre Morning Times – August 30, 2013

 

MULCAHY - Edward P. "Bud" Mulcahy Jr., 82, of RR 5, Towanda, (Black), Pa., passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father, Sunday evening, Sept. 14, 2008, from the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa., surrounded by his loving wife and family.  Born Aug. 12, 1926 on Taylor Hill, Rome Township, Pa., he was the son of Irene Horton Mulcahy and the late Edward P. Mulcahy Sr.  "Bud" as he was known to his family and friends, grew up on the family farm on Monroeton Hill, Bradford County. He attended the Gregg School House in Towanda Township, and later attended the Rome schools.  Bud was a veteran the U.S. Army, having served in Germany during WWII.  Upon returning home, Bud took over the operation of the family farm on Monroeton Hill. After he left dairy farming, he still continued to enjoy raising Herefords and farming on a smaller scale until recently.  In 1965, Bud became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until his retirement in 1990.  He was a lifetime member of the Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 2191, Towanda; the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club; and a member of the Sylvania Quarter Century Club.  He had a love and great interest in work horses and enjoyed attending horse pulling contests at fairs whenever possible.  Bud loved planting and working in his gardens. He was proud of the fruits and vegetables that he grew and enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. He also enjoyed going out on Barclay Mountain and picking huckleberries.  Bud enjoyed hunting and fishing. He looked forward every year to deer season and spending times with his sons and grandsons.  Bud had a great love for his family and enjoyed the time he spent at family gatherings. He especially enjoyed when the family gathered for the August birthday party and clam bake.  He will be sadly missed by his surviving family including: his wife of 35 years, Phyllis Bruce Mulcahy, at home; his mother, Irene Mulcahy, who resides at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; his children, Linda Chaffee and her husband, Lynmar Chaffee of LeRaysville, Pa., Paul Mulcahy of Towanda, Pa., Patricia Detrick and her husband Donald Detrick of Camptown, Pa., Maureen Ferris of Towanda, Pa., Michael Mulcahy and his wife, Beth of Stevensville, Pa., James Mulcahy of Homets Ferry, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Carol Kolton and her husband, Jerrold Kolton of Ocean, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a step granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Pauline Mulcahy, Shirley Bixby, Barbara Mitchell and her husband Richard Mitchell; a brother in law, Charles Bruce and his wife Mary Bruce.  Bud was preceded in death by his father, Edward P. Mulcahy Sr. on Oct. 14, 1980, his sister, Anna Jean Williams on April 20, 2008, his brother, Francis "Tike" Mulcahy on Aug. 31, 2007, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hazel and Randolph Bruce.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Sharon Temple of the Dille Parish officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Activities Department of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Edward P. Mulcahy Jr.'s memory.  The Daily Review  9/16/2008  RHW.

  

MYER E. Reed

Death -  Hon E. Reed MYER born 7/25/1818 in Meyersburg, he died 5/18/1911 at the age of 92 years, at the home of his daughter Mrs. M. R. FOSTER of Canton. He was the son of Wm and Joanna Hickock Meyer.   He leaves: R.C. Myer, William Myer, Thomas E. Myer, Mrs. Morton FOSTER, Ernestine R. Myer, Mrs Elmer A. WHITE, and Charles Malcolm Myer.  He married Mary Frances COCHRANE, daughter of Dr. Richard Ellis Cochrane of Lancaster, PA. 6/09/1847.  Burial in Meyersburg.  She was born 10/16/1825  died 10/24/1884.  NOTE:  This is a large article. 

 

NEWELL, James -  James Newell, Prominent Herrick Citizen , died on January 30,1919, after a brief illness, aged 83 years. Deceased was the eldest child of Charles and Julia Smith Newell and was born in New York State, though his parents were natives of County Monaghan, Ireland. In 1850 he went to Pikes Peak with the gold seekers after which he worked about the furnaces of iron mines near Lake Superior. He then went to New York City and paid $250 in gold for second cabin passage to San Francisco via Isthmus of Panama, where they crossed the land. He had been a resident of Herrick since 1866. His wife, one son and two daughters survive. Funeral services were held at his late home in Herrick Township, on Sunday following with interment in the cemetery at Wysox. ~Wyalusing Rocket~ Submitted By Bonny Sutton

JOHN K. NEWELL
 John K. Newell, 84, of the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, died Tuesday, June 16, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He had been a resident of the Bradford County Manor since 1935. Mr. Newell is survived by two nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Ferne Schoonover and a brother, James Newell. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with burial to be in Wysox Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.(TGR, Thursday, June 25, 1992)

NORTHRUP –MARJORIE N. DIBBLE, 91, widow of O. Donald Dibble, formerly of Lombard Street, Towanda, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2006, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa.  Born April 16, 1915, in Monroe Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Northrup and Minnie Benjamin Northrup.  Marge lived in the Towanda-Monroeton area all of her life, and was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1932.  In 1936 she married Orind Donald Dibble Sr., who preceded her in death on April 24, 1964.  Her life encompassed her home and family. Marge enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, baking, cooking and making quilts and was a gifted seamstress.  Marge was a loving mother of eight children, who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a strong woman with tremendous spirit, raising four of her children alone after the death of her husband, "Don."  Surviving are: her children, Donna Marie Hugo and her husband, Stanley R. Hugo, of Dryden, N.Y., Shirley Ann Harris and her husband, Leo C. Harris, of Monroeton, Pa., Joyce Elaine Silk of Levittown, Pa., Audrey Jean Place and her husband, William R. Place, of Towanda, Orind Donald Dibble Jr. and his wife, Constance Dibble, of Athens, Pa., Charles Edwin Dibble and his wife, Linda Dibble, of Monroeton, Sharon Kay Brown and her husband, Walter L. Brown Jr., of East Smithfield, Pa., and Margie Lou Yaple and her husband, Andrew R. Yaple I, of Towanda; 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Anita Prough and Gladys Watkins; her brothers, Cedric Northrup, Boyce Northrup and Truman Northrup; and her grandson Edward Allen Silk.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Marjorie N. Dibble's memory.  -Towanda Daily Review

 

O’CONNOR Dennis F. "Denny" O'Connor

64, of Asylum Twp., Pa., died Sunday morning, April 17, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  "Denny" as he was known by his family and many friends was born Nov. 18, 1946 in Sayre, Pa., one of 17 children of the late Paul A. O'Connor and Anna Laura Cole O'Connor. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1964 and following high school became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda. Denny was later called to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. Following completion of his military service, Denny returned home to work at GTE Sylvania in Towanda where he remained until his retirement on May 1, 2001. Denny enjoyed working, hunting and racing. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Towanda Gun Club.  He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Virginia "Ginger" Johnson O'Connor, whom he married on June 3, 1972 at the Wysox Presbyterian Church; daughter, Wendy Gerrity and husband Michael of Abingdon, Md.; brothers, Jonathan L. "Louie" O'Connor and his wife, Joan of Wyalusing RR3, Clair M. O'Connor and his wife, Jung Ja of Wyalusing RR3, Kenneth O'Connor and his wife, Beverly of Wyalusing; sisters, Diane M. Landmesser and her husband, Robert of Towanda, Sharon Force and her husband, Burton of Lawton, Pa., Alice Bensavage and her husband, George of Hyndman, Pa., Laura Hiduk and her husband, Tom of Wyalusing RR3, Sally Miller and her husband, George of Rome, Dorothy Boatman and her husband, Bruce of Herrickville, Marilyn Bailey of Factoryville, Bonnie O'Connor of the Phillipines, Ruth DeLamarter of Stevensville; sisters-in-law, Janet Chilson of Endicott, N.Y., Allyson O'Connor of Pittsburgh, Pa., Barbara O'Connor of Illinois, mother-in-law, Gladys P. Derr of Durell, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jug and Julie Johnson of Durell, Wayne and Sue Johnson of Asylum Twp., Tom and Sandy Johnson of Macedonia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sheila and George Evans of East Towanda; foster sister-in-law, Valerie DiVenti of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. O'Connor in July of 1981; mother, Anna Laura Cole O'Connor in October of 2010; brothers, Paul, Nick, Terry and Howard O'Connor.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Robert Martin and his nephew, Mr. Edward O'Connor officiating.  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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday morning at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Dennis F. O'Connor's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - April 18, 2011

 

OTT AARON
Mr. Aaron Ott died at his home in East Towanda on Saturday morning April 6, 1912 at 8 :30 o'clock.  Mr. Ott was born in Philadelphia Feb. 2, 1824.  For the last 40 years he has been a resident of Wysox Township.  He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Stevens, Misses Bertha and Lillian, and one son, Frank Ott II.  He was a kind and affectionate husband and father.  Funeral will be at the home of the family in East Towanda, Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock.  Interment will be in Wysox.

 

PARSONS Elsie Mae Parsons

age 81, of Ambrosius Road, New Albany, Pa., died unexpectedly at her home in Wilmot, Bradford County, Pa. on Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2013. She was born in Towanda, Pa. on July 28, 1931, the daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Addy Parsons Sr.  Elsie was employed as a presser at many dress factories in the area, including the Stevensville Dress Factory, Mindy Sue Dress Factory in Laceyville, Pa. and the Meshoppen Dress Factory.  In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, embroidery, knitting with her family and friends, and tending and growing many types of flowers, and spent countless hours, watching and tending to her tropical fish. Elsie, along with her mother, owned and operated a ceramic shop.  Elsie is survived by her brother and his wife Wayne and Patricia Parsons; and her sister-in-law, Theresa Parsons, all of Wilmot, Pa. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers William Baker, Thomas Parsons Robert Parsons Jr.  With abiding with Elsie's wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Private memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery. Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Dushore Ambulance Assoc., BOF, Dushore, PA 18614.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review - January 30, 2013

 

JOHN E. PIERCE SR., 87 of Shores Hill, Towanda RR 5, died Thursday morning, July 21, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 22, 1918 in Myersburg, Wysox Township, he was the son of the late Edwin and Hila V. Tuttle Pierce.  John attended the Wysox School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  While in the Army  he served with the 418th Ordnance Evacuation Company, driving tank retrievers to the  front lines of combat in Germany and France.  On July 11, 1946 he married Eleanor Benjamin in Harrisburg, Pa.  In earlier years John was employed by Sylvania Electric and E.I. DuPont in Towanda.  He was the proprietor of J. & E Upholstery, which he operated from his home for many years until his retirement.  John was a member of the Union Corners United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling.  Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Pierce at home; his children, Jeanette Madden of Richmond, Va., John E. Pierce Jr. of Towanda, Craig H. Pierce and his wife, Lucille Pierce of Towanda and Roberta “Bobbi” Rumpff of Sayre; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dyton Pierce of North Towanda and Purt Pierce of Towanda and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna, Edith, Orpha, LaVerna and Gertrude.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Pastor Jan Wilsey of the Union Corners United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox with American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, 738 Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. in John E. Pierce Sr.’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

POST –MRS. EVALENA CRAWFORD, 73, died at her home, 1353 ½ Lake St., late Thursday night, Aug. 27, 1942.  Survivors; three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Mills, Mrs. Emily Kilmer and Mrs. Clarence Morse and one son, Robert Crawford all of Elmira.  The body was removed to the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where friends may call Saturday evening.  Funeral there Monday, 12 noon.  The body then will be taken to Wysox, Pa. for service at the Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Victor Detty.  Wysox Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/28/1942

POWERS –VIRGINIA E. POWERS FOX, 77, wife of Herbert Fox of Macedonia, Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born April 8, 1926 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Helen Ennis Powers. Virginia was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1942. In early years, she was employed by Attorney Joseph Beeman. She was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda as executive secretary for Allen Alper and the late John Merrill for over 30 years, until her retirement. On Nov. 8, 1946, Virginia married Herbert Fox in the Towanda United Methodist Parsonage. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 26, Rome, Pa. Virginia's life encompassed her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, Herbert Fox, at home; her son, James W. Fox and his fiancée, Ginger Truax and her children Ben and Katie, all of Glendale, Ariz., her daughter, Mary Helen Cole and her husband Harry Cole of Rome, Pa.; two special grandchildren, Chris and Denise Cole; two brothers, James Powers and his wife Sally Powers of Towanda RR 5; Laverne Powers of Terrytown, Pa.; her sister, Harriet Wells and her husband David Wells of Endwell, N.Y., several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Rome Chapter No. 26 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa, 18848, or to the Vigilante Engine Company, P.O. Box 77, Rome, Pa., 18837 in Mrs. Fox's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RANDALL - A largely attended funeral service for Taylor James Randall, 13 month old son of Michael and Candace Randall of Towanda RR#2, Asylum Township, was held at the Independent Baptist Church, towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser and his associate pastor, the Rev. Llyod Voughn, officiating.  Interment was in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox.  Pallbearers were Lance Stevens, Miles Randall, Jim Stevens, and Eric Overpeck.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Dec. 1995.

RIDER - MRS. FRANK KILMER
Mrs. Jean Kilmer, 65, formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday in the Danville State Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Frank J. Kilmer. Born November 5, 1906 in Troy, she was a math teacher at the Charleston School for several years, and later at the Wellsboro Senior High School. She is survived by two sons, William L. of Amherst, Mass., and Frank of Owego, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Davis of Endicott and a brother, William L Rider of Towanda, Pa.; seven grandchildren. Services were held at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating. Burial was in Wysox, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Jean R. Kilmer Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Wellsboro Area Senior High School.

ROBBINS
James L. Robbins. Funeral services for James L. Robbins of East Towanda were held at the Maryott Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Edgar W. Sabin pastor of the Towanda Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Wysox Cemetery. The services were largely attended and there was a profusion of lovely Floral offerings. Pallbearers were Lee Casselbury, Robert Hughes, J.C. Drake, Robert McEwen and Fred Anspach, all  members of the Waverly Lodge of Moose and Brothers of the Railway Trainmen, with which the deceased was affiliated for many years. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
 I would like to note that James was the son of Wilson J. and Katherine Bunnell Crawford Wilson. Katherine being a sister to Ella Bolles Crawford, thus making James her nephew. I have James Robbins being born November 1883 and passing in 1953, no actual date except the year.   Leo and Ella Crawford Bolles attended the funeral, this data was from a clipping in the Leo Bolles collection.

ROBINSON JOYCE ELAINE ROBINSON HAYWARD
50, of Rome died
Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 1996 at Memorial hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 14, 1945 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Neva Schoonover Robinson.  Joyce was a 1964 graduate of the Towanda High School and in early years was employed by the Bates-Troy Dry Cleaning Co. in Binghamton, N.Y.  On June 22, 1968 she married Floyd Edward “Butch” Hayward in the Rome United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Hayward assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Rome Township for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 9, 1994.  Joyce was formerly employed by the Daily Review in Towanda and the Evening Times in Sayre and at the time of her death she was employed by the Dandy Mini-Mart in Rome.  Mrs. Hayward was an active member of the Rome United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.  She was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 26, Rome and a member of the Widowed Persons Service.  She enjoyed the outdoors and working with her animals on the farm.  Joyce was very devoted to her family and possessed many friends, who will remember her for her kind and congenial personality.  She enjoyed working at the Dandy Mini-Mart in Rome and servicing the people there.  Surviving are a son, Floyd Edward Hayward Jr. and a daughter and her fiance, Loraine Joy Hayward and Joseph Stanton, all of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon E. and Donna V. Robinson of Standing Stone; a brother, Thomas Robinson of Rome; a sister, Betty Jean Babcock of Sayre; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert L. and Grace Hayward Sr. of Meshoppen; a sister-in-law, Beverly Kline of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Carr in April of 1994.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Birney Kellogg, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church and the Rev. Nancy Pitely, her former pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home Rome Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 26 will hold a memorial service Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Rome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Rome, Pa. or to the Rome Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in care of Dorothy Schaffer, RR 1, Box 120, Rome, Pa. in Joyce Hayward’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROCKWELL –KATHERINE E. MCENTIRE, 81, of 405 Third St., Towanda, Pa., died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born June 30, 1915, in Wysox, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Kathryn Williams Rockwell.  In early years, Katherine resided in Wysox, later moving to Towanda, where she attended Towanda schools, Katherine was formerly employed by Rockwell Taxi in Towanda.  On May 18, 1935, she married Donald L. McEntire in Chemung, N.Y.  Mrs. McEntire was a 50-year member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Merry Methodics and taught Sunday school for several years.  She also served as a counselor for the Methodist Youth Fellowship Group at the church.  Her main interest in life surrounded her family.  She loved to crochet and create doilies and tablecloths for her family.    Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Donald L. McEntire, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and David G. Pavey Sr. of Towanda, Margaret “Petty” and R. Larry Putnam of Towanda; three sons, John W. and Betty Ann McEntire of Burlington, Ky., Richard A. and Josephine McEntire of Woodstock, Ga., Donald E. and Nancy McEntire of Fort Thomas, Ky.; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Baker of Darway Nursing Home, Forksville, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Pavey on Jan. 29, 1995, and an infant sister, Emma Rockwell.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 1, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with her pastor, the Rev. Allen Hulslander, officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to Memorial Hospital, Critical Care Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Katherine McEntire’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROOF –EUNICE C. EDDY, 79, formerly of Bridge Street Hill, Towanda RR3, died Tuesday evening December 23, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 23, 1924, in Wysox Township (Harmony Hill), she was the daughter of the late Atla and Eugenia Werkheiser Roof. In early years, Eunice was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda, Hessler's Laundry in Towanda and by the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Wysox.  Eunice was later employed as a housekeeper for Don and Betty Reuter in Towanda and by other area families. Eunice was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Towanda Gun Club. Eunice loved Christmas, camping and country music. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, with whom she resided, Cathy and Robert Weed of Towanda RR3; two step-daughters, Dixie Eddy of Sharpstown, MD, and Cheryl Eddy of Towanda; a step-son and his wife, Jack D. and Judy Eddy of Towanda; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and George Eddy Sr. of Wysox, Anita and Archie Moore of Rome and Beverly and Kenneth O'Conner of Wyalusing; a sister, Pauline Mills of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Regina Roof of Wysox; a sister-in-law, Margaret Roof of Wysox; a granddaughter, Ashley Weed of Towanda RR3; several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Sterling Johnson, on December 20, 1950, and Rex J. Eddy, on May 7, 1987; two brothers, Charles W. Roof, on October 3, 1983, and Malcolm E. Roof, on October 15, 1998.  The funeral service will be held Saturday December 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with her pastor the Reverend Roger Griffith officiating, assisted by the Reverend Harry L. Ferguson, Pastor Emeritus. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon RR2 Box 260, Wysox Pa. 18854, or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Eunice C. Eddy's memory.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROOT –LULA ROOT MORASH, widow of Robert Morash of Sebring, Florida, formerly of North Towanda, and Morris Twp., Pa. died Sunday evening July 8, 2007 at the Kindred South Hospital in Tampa, Florida.  Lula was born in Morris Township, Tioga County, Pa., on May 12, 1919 the daughter of the late Homer W. Root and Mary Jane Williammee Root.  She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty, Pa., and during the 1940s, was employed as a beautician in Towanda, Pa.  Lula and her husband Robert owned and operated the Morash Mobil Service Station in North Towanda from October 13, 1945 until their retirement on September 4, 1973.  Lula was preceded in death by her husband on February 6, 1974.  Lula was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, the Order of Eastern Star and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Sebring, Florida.  Surviving are her sister, Mary Dague of Washington, Pa., half-sister, Jean LaBarr of Morris, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Root Wilson and brother, Donald O. Root.  A Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday July 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Main St., Towanda,, Pa. with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector, as celebrant.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. Towanda, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lula's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/11/2007

 

ROOF Virginia Roof Eddy

Virginia Roof Eddy, 86, widow of George R. Eddy Sr. of Wysox, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, 2012 at her home. Virginia was born July 19, 1926 in Potterville, the daughter of Atla and Eugenia Werkheiser Roof. On Nov. 2, 1944 she married George R. Eddy at the Monroeton Parsonage. She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens.  She is survived by her sons, George "Rusty" Eddy Jr. and wife Connie of Wysox, Gary "Bones" Eddy and wife Connie of Towanda and Calvin "Fluff" Eddy of Asylum Twp.; grandsons Kirk Eddy of Towanda, Tyson Eddy and wife Carol of Texas and Kyle Eddy of Asylum Twp.; great grandchildren: Jada Eddy, Zachary Eddy and Zoe Eddy; sisters Anita Moore of Rome and Beverly O'Connor and husband Kenneth of Wyalusing; brother, Norman Roof and wife Reginia of Wysox; a special niece, Cathy Weed of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband of 66 years, George R. Eddy Sr. on August 28, 2011, sisters, Eunice Eddy and Joyce Mills and brothers, Charles Roof and Malcolm Roof.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post No 42 Auxiliary, 912 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Virginia's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – November 30, 2012

 

ROZZELL - Joyce "Susie" Bernice Rozzell Chilson, 81, of Wysox RR 2, Pa., died early Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa.  "Susie," as she was known by her family and many friends, was born in Oklahoma on June 13, 1928, the daughter of the late Jacob Elgin Rozzell and Thirlda Elizabeth Rozzell of Ardmore, Okla. On Sept. 7, 1944, she married Joseph R. Chilson in Ardmore, Okla. In 1946, the couple moved to Pennsylvania to make their home. Susie's life revolved around her home and family. Joyce was a people-person; the welcome mat was always out and there was always room for another plate at the table. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working puzzles, playing cards and games.  She is survived by: her husband of 65 years, Joseph R. Chilson Sr., at home; children Anetta Soper and her husband Robert of Wysox, Pa., Rose Rohe and her husband Philip of Round Rock, Texas, Jerry Chilson and his wife Anna of Rome, Pa., Larry Chilson of Wysox, Pa., Cathy Shoemaker and Chuck Cimperman of Wysox, Pa., LaVeda Gunther of Towanda, Pa., Valarie Donat and her husband Joe of Linden, Pa., and Karen Chilson of Duncan, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; brothers Francis Rozzell and his wife Wilma of Wilson, Okla., and Jim Rozzell and his wife Sandra of Ardmore, Okla.; sister-in-law Amanda Hoyt of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; daughters-in-law Michelle Grimes Marean of Wysox, Pa., and Nancy Lattimer Chilson of Wysox, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: two sons, Roger Chilson in 2002 and Joseph Burton Chilson in 2009; son-in-law Kenneth Gunther in 2001; twin sister Lois Rozzell; three sisters, LaVeda Meyer, Faye Oliver and Jerri Rodriguez; and her brother, Jacob Elgin Rozzell.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Dennis Fox of the Faith Baptist Church, Terrytown, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday evening and from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox E.M.S., P.O. Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854, for their compassionate and professional service, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Joyce's memory.  20 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifRUNDELL - Nancy A. Parsons
 2/3/2005 Wyalusing Rocket, Nancy A. Rundell Parsons, age 100, of Wilmot Township, New Albany RR1, PA died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on March 11, 1904 in North Towanda Township, a daughter of the late William A. and Elsie M. McKean Rundell. Nancy was a lifetime resident of this area. On April 21, 1929, she married Robert A. Parsons, Sr. Her husband preceded her in death in 1971. Nancy was at one time employed as a laborer by a local dress factory. She also owned and operated a ceramic business and in her earlier years, owned and operated a farm in Herrickville. She loved to crochet and especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Elsie M. Parsons, Wayne A. Parsons and Thomas E. Parsons, all of New Albany; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, William A. Baker, Richard Parsons in infancy and Robert A. Parsons, Jr. and by three brothers, John, Stilly and David. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association, Dushore, in Mrs. Parsons’ memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.

SAXE - Marion E. Potter, 89, died on Saturday, October 11th. She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth R. Potter; daughter, Joan McCarthy; son, William (Bill) Potter; brother, Richard Saxe; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Byron Larrabee; brother-in-law, Francis Cullen. She is survived by her sister, Rita Cullen, Buffalo; a sister-in-law, Helen Mcgee; her daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Ernest Patterson, Triangle; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Renee' and Steve Birmingham (Tanya), Binghamton, Pat Patterson (E.J., Dustin and Kameron), Hillcrest, Scott McCarthy, Vestal, Nicole and Patrick Farley (Shannon and Meaghan), Vestal; many nieces and nephews; a special neighbor, Joyce Brew, whose efforts did not go unnoticed. Marion was a devoted member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal. She greatly appreciated all their support, with special thanks to John and Marge Telfer. The family would like to express thanks to Meals on Wheels, especially to the drivers who put a smile on her face every day.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Meals on Wheels. RHW.  Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY.

SCHRADER –MRS. ELIZABETH CRAIN, widow of Frank L. Crain died at her home in Monroeton early Saturday, Dec. 7, 1940.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James Lovell of Phillipsburg, Pa.; tow sons, Max Crain of Towanda and Fred Crain of Monroeton; two brothers, Edward Schrader of Powell and Glenn Schrader of Monroeton; and three grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L.E. Otter of Elmira officiating.  Burial in the Wysox Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1940

SCHRADER - (Towanda Daily Review June 25, 2001) (Wysox Cemetery) Submitted by Susan Wittie
Ella Schraeder Repsher, 94
Ella S. Repsher, 94, formerly of Towanda and North Towanda died Monday June 25, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington. Born August 29, 1906, in Towanda, she was the daughter of Orange A. and Lillian Brown Schrader.  Ella was a graduate of Towanda High School. In early years she was employed by the Western union of Towanda. On July 15, 1927, Ella was married to Harry Floridon Repsher in Buffalo, NY, by the Rev. Ernest M. Wadsworth. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Ella was a former district deputy of the order of Eastern Star, Lodge 76, Towanda and an international Grand Order of Eastern Star Representative She was a member of the board of Bradford County Auditors, having served four terms. Ella was past president of and active for many years in the Towanda Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was also a past president of  the Bradford County Council of Republican Women and past president of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. Ella was active in the Rebekah Lodge for over 70 years. She was also a member of the Towanda Garden Club. Surviving her, her only son: Donald L., and his wife Helen King Repsher of Conesus, NY: Brother George Allen and his wife Luella Schraeder, of Webster, NY: Three granddaughters and their husbands, Sandra E. and Steven Repsher Willison, of Groveland, NY, Susan and Walter L. Repsher Wittie, of E. Smithfield, Jody A. and Thomas Jerome, of Geneseo, NY. Four nephews: Kenneth Horton, of Massachusetts, Harold Horton Jr., of Binghamton, NY, G. Allen Schraeder Jr., of Webster, NY, Gary Schraeder, of Webster, NY: Four Great-Grandchildren, Peter, Jennifer, Lyndsey, Michael, and Amanda; three step-Great-Grandchildren Jackie, Wesley, and Beth. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry F. Repsher on October 6, 1977. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 2001, at 2pm., at the Maryott-bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 pm., and 7 to 9pm., at the funeral Home.  Wysox Rebekah Lodge 443 will hold a memorial service Thursday afternoon at 2pm at the funeral Home. Towanda Chapter 76 Order of Eastern Star will hold a memorial service Thursday at 2:30pm., at the funeral home. The Family would like to thank the staff on 2W at the Bradford County Manor and Ella’s many friends who stood by her.

(Towanda Daily Review, date unknown) (Wysox Cemetery) Submitted by  Susan Wittie
           O. A. SCHRADER, Passes Away Suddenly
     Orange A. Schrader, known to many of his friends as “Colonel”, died early Sunday morning at the home of hid daughter, Mrs. Harry
Repsher, Towanda RD1. His death was very unexpected, and came as a great shock to a wide circle of acquaintances. Mr. Schrader was born June 20, 1870, in Burlington Township, The son of Cortus and Ann Strope Schrader. During the greater portion of his life, he operated a farm. But in 1938, he moved to Towanda to make his home and during the war years was employed successively by the Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. The Dupont Corporation here. Last September, his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Repsher, built a new home in North Towanda and since then he has been residing with them. While his health permitted, Mr. Schrader was very active. For years he was a familiar figure in Towanda- friendly, gracious, always anxious to make life more pleasant and happy for those around him. Helpfulness was one of his major characteristics. Mr. Schrader was a member of the First Methodist Church here and is survived by two sons, Robert Schrader of Elmira, NY and George A. Schrader of Rochester, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Horton of Rome and Mrs. Harry Repsher of Towanda, RD1; a sister, Mrs. Ella S. Mead of Towanda; a half-sister, Mrs. Roy Crayton, of Towanda; two half-brothers, David A. McNeal of Towanda and Bruce McNeal of Granville; five grandchildren, Harold Norton Jr. of Norwich, NY, Kenneth Horton of Pittsburgh, Donald Repsher of Rochester, Allen Schrader of Rochester and Mrs. Kenneth Swingle of Waverly, NY; three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Maryott Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. Edgar W. Sabin, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox cemetery.  The family will be at the funeral home this afternoon from 2 to 4 and this evening from 7 to 9.

(Reporter-Journal and Bradford Republican August 22, 1907)  (Wysox Cemetery) Submitted by Susan Wittie
Ruby Irene SCHRADER
Ruby Irene Schrader, The four Years-old daughter of Orange A. Schrader, died at the family home in Towanda Township Friday Morning at 1 o’clock, Cholera Infants was the cause of death.The Funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock; interment in the Wysox Cemetery.

DONALD G. SCHRIMP, 84, of Wysox, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at his home following declining health.  Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Dushore, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Schrimp and Laura Teeter Schrimp Stevens.  Don attended the Shrimp School and Estella High School in Sullivan County, Pa.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.  Don served during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.  In earlier years he was employed by the Farmer's Co-op in Wysox as a truck driver and later by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 34 years until his retirement in 1984.  Don was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda; VFW Post No. 6072, Asylum Township; and the Fraternal Order of Police.  Surviving are: his children, Gayle Eddy of Glenmoore, Pa., Fred Schrimp (Maria) of Rome, Pa., Connie Green of Rome, Christopher Schrimp (Kasey Elliott) of Liberty Corners, Pa., and Lisa Schrimp (Mark Tome), who resided with her father and provided care for him; the mother of his children, Emma Schrimp of Wysox; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon "Jimmy" Schrimp, Eugene "Pete" Schrimp and Myron "Mickey" Schrimp.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Monday afternoon at the funeral home.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be at a later date in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox.

 

SCHULTZ Leo F. "Sam" Schultz Sr.

76, of Towanda, Pa., died early Sunday morning, June 2, 2013 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.  Leo was born July 28, 1936 in Towanda, Pa., a son of Francis and Grace Wilson Schultz.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1955 and later served in the U.S. Navy for three years. On June 22, 1963, Leo married the former Virginia Catherine Smith at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. In early years, Leo was employed by Wysox Sand and Gravel and by the former ESSO service station on Main Street in Towanda. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years until his retirement. Leo enjoyed sports events especially attending Towanda High School football and girls' volleyball games. In early years he coached Towanda Little League Baseball.  Leo and Virginia enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States. The couple spent their winter months in Haines City, Fla., for a number of years and looked forward to special trips to Disney World. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years on Nov. 11, 2009. Leo formerly served as a Towanda Borough councilman and was past president and captain of drivers for the Towanda Ambulance Association for over 30 years. He was a member of Union Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. Towanda, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Towanda and Williamsport, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda Gun Club and was a social member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are his sons Leo F. Schultz Jr. and wife Amy of Sayre, Mark W. Schultz and companion Angela Hottle of Durell; grandsons Aaron, Dalton, Lucas and Samuel Schultz; sisters-in-law Nancy Littleton of Kettering, Ohio and Dorothy Schultz of West Burlington Township; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his very special friend, Myrtle Timm.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers Charles Robert "Bob" Schultz and Joseph W. Schultz.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Leo's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 4, 2013

 

Joseph M. “Joey” SHANKS, 18, OF Wysox, RR 2, PA, formerly of Troy, PA died Friday, December 3, 1999 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.  Born June 23, 1981 in N. Towanda Twp., PA. Joey formerly attended the Troy Area schools were he participated in football, baseball and track.  During his junior year Joey transferred to Towanda Area High School where he was presently a member of the senior class.  He was employed by the Pepper Shaker Restaurant in Towanda and attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda,  Surviving are his parents, Linda Buskirk Godshall and LaVerne Godshall of Lynchburg, VA and James and Diane Shanks of Wysox RR 2; a brother and sister-in-law, James L. and Danean Shanks of Coudersport, PA; a brother, Matthew T. Shanks who is stationed with the US Navy in Norfolk, VA; a sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Andrew Huff of Lynchburg, VA; two step-brothers; paternal grandparents, Allen and Beverly Shanks of Towanda RR 5; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Buskirk of Waverly, NY; grandparents, Floyd and Nancy Post of Towanda, RR 5; niece Kira Shanks and nephews, Brandon Shanks of Coudersport and Brenten Gerould of Camptown; several aunts, uncles and cousins; friends Kristie Howland of Neath, PA and Eric Tuttle of Wysox.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Harvey Buskirk in March of 1993.  Funeral services were held at the Independent Baptist Church on December 7 with the Rev. Donn Hauser officiating and interment to be in Wysox Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Laurie Shanks, RR 5, Towanda, PA 18848 for the establishment of a memorial scholarship fund in Joey’s memory at the Troy High School for the benefit of a high school senior who is pursuing a career in culinary arts.

SHARTLE Ernest J. Shartl of Grandview Drive, Tunkhannock, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He was born in Lebanon, Pa. on Nov. 15, 1943, son of the late William J. and Nora Bowman Shartle.  Ernie was a graduate of Lebanon High School Class of 1962 and Mansfield State Teachers College Class of 1967. Prior to his retirement he taught for two years in the Newark Valley School District in New York and for seven years in the Towanda Area School District were he served as recreation director and swim coach. He retired from the Tunkhannock Area School District after 25 years of teaching, where he served as swim coach for a number of years. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Ernie was very active in the American Red Cross Chapter in Wyoming County.  Ernie was preceded in death by: brothers Harrison Shartle and Paul Shartle; and sisters Nora Boyer, Dorothy Shartle, Ruth Royer and Lola Groff. Surviving are: his wife Rose M. Johnson Shartle; sons Rick Hiduk of Marretta, Pa., Todd Shartle of Akron, Ohio, and Eric Shartle of Pittsburgh, Pa.; daughter Lisa Ruszin of Pittston, Pa.; brother Lester Shartle of Myerstown, Pa.; sisters Pauline Sattazahn of Lebanon, Pa., Verna Ebright of Myerstown, Pa., and Lula Weik of Lebanon, Pa.; granddaughters Adrienne Shartle of Akron, Ohio, and Samantha Ruszin of Pittston, Pa.; grandsons Reagan Shartle of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Ethan Shartle of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Trexler, pastor of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Daily Review - November 27, 2010

SHORES –RUTH S. POST, 94 of Glen Valley Road, Athens, PA (Athens Twp.) died Friday evening April 20, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born March 6, 1913 on Shores Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of Ernest A. Shores and Maude Cole Shores. Ruth was a graduate of Towanda High School and in earlier years was employed by the Herman Rynveld Son Wreath Company in New Albany, Pa.  Ruth was later employed as a practical nurse by Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Following her move to Athens, she was employed as a practical nurse by the former Carpenter Nursing Home in Athens which is now Ashton Healthcare.  Ruth had three loves, her family, gardening and sewing.   During her lifetime, she made and sold many quilts and hand woven rag rugs.   Surviving are: Her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd S. and Nancy Post of RR5 Towanda, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Rena Post of Athens, Pa.; her grandchildren: David and Marla Storm of Gillett, Pa.; Kathy Northrup of Sayre, Pa.; Robert and Sandy Phillips of Barton, N.Y., Jeff Post and Brandy Kilmer of Athens, Pa., Clara and Ron Reynolds of Athens, Pa., Diane and Jim Shanks of Towanda RR 1, Pa., Judy and Dean Melchior of Mahwah, N.J., Bradley Post of North Ghent, Pa.; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ethel Ferris of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa., Dorothy Corson of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband Jeffery Post in March of 1955; her only daughter, Helen Mae Phillips; her youngest son, Carl Ernest Post; and by a great-grandson, Eric Jon Towner.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday April 24, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home   Interment will be the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions please be directed to the Athens Township Fire Department, Kirby Street, Athens, Pa. in Ruth S. Post's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/22/2007

VERNON W. SHRIMP, 69, Monroeton RD 1 died Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 1990 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, East Orange, N.J.  Born March 7, 1921 in Forks Township, Sullivan County he was a son of the late Walter and Laura Teeter Shrimp.  Vernon was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed by the O. Ames Company in Monroeton for 28 years until his retirement in 1982.  Mr. Shrimp was a past member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.  He was an avid sportsman, loved to hunt and fish and also enjoyed plats, flowers and reading.  He is survived by a daughter, Judy Burgess, Towanda RR 5; a son, David Shrimp, Towanda and also Shari Hunsinger of New Albany; three brothers, Donald Shrimp of Wysox, Eugene Shrimp of Wysox RD 2 and Myron Shrimp of Sayre; numerous grandchildren; two uncles, Oscar Shrimp of Bangor, Pa. and Ivan Teeter, Dushore.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral and committal service will be held this evening at 6 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Ruth Urban of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home this evening.  Interment will be later in Wysox Cemetery.  The family will receive friends this evening from 5 to 6 o’clock at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 South Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mr. Shrimp’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

SIDNEY Frederic C. "Fred" Sidney Jr. 

of Wysox, Pa., passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. "Fred," as he was known by his family and friends, was born May 19, 1929 in Elmwood, Conn., a son of Frederic C. Sidney Sr. and Gladys Johnson Sidney.  He was a graduate of Lawrence Academy Preparation School in Groton, Mass. In early years, Fred moved from Connecticut to Durell, Pa., where he engaged in farming for a brief period. He was later employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda.  Surviving are his wife, Claire C. Simoneau Sidney, at home; daughters Cheryl (Donald) Hewitt of Forest Grove, Ore., Ardell (Shawn) Manning of Belleville, Ill., Dael Sidney (Jeff) Hawley of Wellington, Fla.; step-daughters Elaine (Raymond) Dorazio of Lime Hill, Pa., Jane (Jack) Robinson of Stevensville, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren; a brother Robert "Skipp" (Jan) Sidney of Massachusetts; a sister Ruth Weston of Granby, Conn., brothers-in-law Paul (Rose) Simoneau of New York and Florida, Ray (Pat) Simoneau of Chambly, Canada; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor of the First Presbyterian 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.  Contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Fred's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – September 6, 2012

 

HARRY L. SILL.  Macedonia Dies Result of Coronary Condition. Harry L. Sill of Towanda RD 2 (Macedonia) veteran charter bus and school bus operator who was highly regarded throughout this entire community, died Friday afternoon at about 2 o’clock at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Death was due to a coronary ailment.  Mr. Sill suffered a massive heart attack on January 9.  Until then he had appeared to be in good health, having driven his school bus route the day before.  After the attack, he was hospitalized for some time and often gave indications of rallying dramatically.  Then it was decided that surgery might help him.  This surgery was performed Wednesday but he failed to survive it, never recovering consciousness.  Harry Leon Sill was born at Black, in Wysox Township, the son of William R. Sill and Ruth Miller Sill.  In his early boyhood, he moved with his parents to Mansfield and from there to Canton where he received his formal education, graduating from Canton High School in 1929.  Following high school, he enlisted in the regular Army and was stationed most of his four-year enlistment period in Hawaii.  During that time he played basketball with an Army team which captured the regiment championship.  After being honorably discharged from the Army, Harry returned to New York and then began a vaudeville and circus career that was nothing short of fabulous.  In New York, he met a former New York City policeman named Jack McCarthy who was known as the strongest policeman in the world.  The two put together a vaudeville act known as Jack & Sill, the act consisting of performances on parallel bars, peddling a bicycle at the top of a high pole, etc.  When Jack McCarthy left the act, it broke up and Harry Sill went with Bert Lancaster, the present widely known movie and television star, and Nick Crasal, who now lives in California.  The act was known as “The Three Toppers,” and the group started out by touring the vaudeville circuits.  It became so well known and popular that it was signed up by the Hagenback & Wallace Circus and later was with the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus for an entire season.  The last time that “The Tree Toppers” performed as an act was in Los Angeles.  Harry also became very skilled with the high stilts, and three times garbed in Uncle Sam costume, led the famous Macy’s Parade down Broadway from 110th Street to 34th Street, no small accomplishment.  He also appeared at various major fairs in his “stilt” role.  The last time that he so performed was in the JJ Day Parade here in 1945.  But performing in Vaudeville shows and circuses was but one facet of Harry Sill’s busy and full life.  He found time to attend an airplane mechanics’ school, having a knack with motors which he inherited from his father who had been an automobile mechanic, and this proved most rewarding.  World War II found Harry in the employ of the Douglas Aircraft Corp. and he was sent by that firm to Eritrea in Ethiopia to help service planes being used by the British Royal Air Force to help stop the advance in North Africa of the German general, Rommel, who was known as “The Desert Fox”.  It was in Eritrea on Oct. 23, 1943, that he married Miss Elizabeth LeFevers, a native of Tennessee, who was employed as a nurse by the Douglas Aircraft Co. at its vast North African establishment.  After two years in North Africa, Harry returned to the United States and was sent by the Douglas firm to its plant at Birmingham, Ala., to work on B29 bombers.  In 1945, Mr. and Mrs. Sill decided to return to Bradford County, the place where he was born, and they purchased the George McCabe property at the Macedonia end of the Wysox bridge.  There Harry set up a base for campers and fishermen, having six cottages in addition to his residence, and renting 26 boats, many with outboard motors.  The place was highly popular for years.  In 1947, Harry decided to go into the charter bus business, and also to operate a school bus.  His first charter bust trip was to take a group of school children to the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus, then playing in the old Madison Square Garden in New York.  His charter bus venture was very profitable for a long period.  Harry being a skilled driver and possessing a personality that his passengers found delightful.  It was also in 1947 that he signed his first school bus contract, continuing the school bus operation for 29 years, always with the Towanda Area School System.  When he was unable to drive his school bus last January 9 due to the heart attack which eventually took his life, his son, Bruce drove the route for him, and has been doing it ever since.  Harry Sill was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and of Wysox Lodge No. 1152, I.O.O.F.  Friends of Harry Sill were legion and they will remember him for his gentle, kindly manner; his helpfulness, his neighborliness and his very  warm winning smile.  Nor will they soon forget the stories of his varied experiences which he delighted to tell, drawing on his life in the Army, as a vaudeville and circus performer, and as an airplane mechanic in North Africa at the height of World War II.  Nor will Harry’s services as a school bus operator be forgot for  he performed them with a high degree of courtesy and duty, often in difficult situations.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Bruce, at home; a brother, Clyde Sill, of Springfield, VT; two sisters, Mrs. Lida Lund and Mrs. Marion Madigan, both of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Wysox Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 33 o’clock.  The Rev. Harry Ferguson will officiate and interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HARRY J. SIMS JR., 77 of RR 2, Towanda, Pa. (Asylum Township), died Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Sept. 18, 1928, in Spring Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry J. Sims Sr. and Lottie Rought Sims.  Harry attended Towanda High School and in earlier years played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system in Butler, Pa., and St. John, Quebec, as a pitcher.  On June 21, 1947, he married the former Cynthia Poillet in Towanda.  Harry was employed by PennDOT for many years until his retirement in 1988.  He was a member of the IOOF, Wysox Lodge No. 1152; Union Lodge No. 108 F&AM, Towanda; and the Towanda Gun Club.  Harry was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting with his family at his cabin in Tuscarora Township.  Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Sims, at home; his daughters, Joyce Marry of Wayne, Pa., Cynthia Kay Andrews and her husband, Earl Andrews of Reading, pa., Barbara Mapes of Towanda RR 5, Kyle Sims and his wife, Alison Sims, of Towanda; seven grandchildren, Todd Marr and his wife, Jacqui Marr, Tedd Marr and his wife, Jen Marr, Kyle Andrews, Andrew Hill, Bethany Sims, Garrett Sims and Zachary Sims; several great-grandchildren; and a special cousin, Norma Conrad of New Milford, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Kenneth Mapes, and a sister-in-law, Joyce Poillet Merritt.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Lloyd Vaughn, assistant pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox Township, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 339, Wysox, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one's own choice in Harry J. Sims Jr.'s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

SMILEY Robert Smiley

86, of 33394 Route 187 Rome, Pa., died Monday evening, Sept. 30, 2013 at his home following declining health. Robert was born in West Franklin, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1927, a son of Dorsey Smiley and Ethel Irene Carey Smiley. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. In early years, Robert worked as a lineman for the Sardoni Construction Company and was later employed by Stroehmann Bakeries in Sayre for many years until his retirement .Robert also worked as a self-employed electrician for a number of years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, NASCAR, baseball and 4 wheeling. He is survived by his wife Johnnie Grace "Ginger" Simmons Smiley; children James Edward Smiley, Cheri Bassett and husband Lynn, Lori Smiley and James Buskirk, Jodi Phelan, Penni Smiley and Dennis Maloney, Bobbi Jo Smiley, Robert C. Smiley, and Amber Smiley; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Norma Smiley and several nieces and nephews .In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses; Leon and Margie Smiley, Isodine and Paul Rockwell, Merwin Smiley, Ivan Smiley, Lyndon "Tink" Smiley and Helen Mount, Eugene and Yvonne Smiley, Rodney and Jane Smiley, Doris Smiley, Perley and Frances Smiley, Red and Margaret Smiley and by Frank Smiley in infancy. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 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 follow 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 Hezekiah's Hands, 5 Court St. Towanda, PA 18848 or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in Robert Smiley's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – October 2, 2013

 

SMITH Clara Smith McNeal Wizelman

89, of Orwell Township, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Irvin Smith following declining health. Clara was born in Laceyville, on Feb. 28, 1924, one of 11 children of the late Morris Smith Sr. and Dorothy Wells Smith. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1943. In early years, Clara was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill, Sylvania Electric and Mills Hospital in Towanda. She was later employed by garment manufacturing businesses in Standing Stone, Stevensville and Wysox for a number of years.  Clara was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Wysox Prayer Circle. She was a life member of the Haigh's Pond VFW Post No. 6824 Ladies Auxiliary. Clara possessed great love for her family and home. She enjoyed traveling, working jigsaw puzzles and playing board games.  She is survived by her children, Donna Smith and husband Irvin of Orwell Township; Connie Van Horn and husband James of Elmira, N.Y., Richard McNeal and wife Lois of North Carolina, Randy McNeal and wife Terry of Athens, Patti Coyle and husband Tim of Barton, N.Y., Terri LaBarre and Dave Ham of Rome and Greg Simons and wife Lisa of Nichols; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; step children, Leslie Wizelman of Lake Wesauking and Todd Wizelman and wife Belle of Sugar Run; a step granddaughter; several step great grandchildren; a sister, Jean Canfield of Wyalusing; brothers, Frank Smith and wife Vernille of New Mexico, Freddy Smith and wife Lorri of Athens and Maynard Smith and Gail Moore of Wyalusing; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband, Leon "Spike" Wizelman on April 23, 2004, daughter and her husband, Dotti and Ernie Yates, grandson, Matthew McNeal, step son, Kenneth Wizelman, brothers, Morris Smith Jr., Dale Smith, Willard Smith and sisters, Iva Collins, Thelma French and Helen Bouse and husband Ralph.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Clinton Rice officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, PO Box 339, Wysox, PA 18854 or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 in Clara's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – March 4, 2013

 

GEORGE A. SMITH, 90, formerly of the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Home and Charles Street Towanda, Pa. died Friday morning, Oct. 13, 2006 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  Born July 1, 1916 in Towanda, Pa. he was the son of the late Homer and Emma Haines Smith.   George was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1934 and of Eckels College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia, Pa., Class of 1937, where he was a member of the Lamda Zeta Nu Honorary Scholastic Fraternity.  On July 13, 1939 he married the former Catherine Regan in Towanda, Pa.  In earlier years George owned and operated funeral homes in Towanda and Athens, Pa.  He was later employed by The Hub clothing store, in Towanda, for a number of years.  George and Catherine operated a rooming house at Second and Poplar Streets, in Towanda, for many years.  He was preceded in death by his wife on February 21, 1999.  George was active in community affairs, formerly served as fire chief of the Towanda Fire Department and was a member of the Naiad Linta Fire Company in Towanda.  He also formerly served as a member of the Towanda Borough Council.  George was a life member and past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 2191, Towanda.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a great president and member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda.  Surviving are: his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Ciccarelli of Bonita Springs, Florida; his son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Kathy Smith of Wyalusing, Pa.; granddaughters, Dr. Carolyn Smith Lacey and her husband Captain James Lacey, USAF of Bethesda, Maryland, Kelly Smith of Bethesda, Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his sisters, Charlotte S. Baker, Jessie McIntire, Louise Goss and Marian Searfoss and by a brother, Ward Smith.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. The Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held Thursday October 19, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow 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 George A. Smith's memory. –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH - Pearl Smith Jennings, 90, Wysox
12/27/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Pearl Smith Jennings, 90, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Wysox, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2001, at her home. She was born March 9, 1911, in Lewistown, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Lena Searer Smith. Pearl was employed by American Visco Corp. in Lewistown, for 21 years, and was later employed by the Towanda Folding Box Co. for seven years. Pearl owned and operated the former Bradford Hotel, located on Bridge Street in Towanda, for over seven years. She was later employed by the cafeteria at GTE Sylvania in Towanda until her retirement in 1971. On March 10, 1973, she married G. Willis Jennings. Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, where she was the first lady elder and deacon. She was also a member of the Wysox Sewing Society and Prayer Circle. Pearl's family will greatly miss her, but finds comfort knowing of her love for the Lord and knowing where she will spend eternity. Mrs. Jennings' husband Willis' last request included that Pearl be cared for, and Doris Brown, one of her special nieces, did just that, spending time with her every day since his passing. Pearl's caring for others had shone through even in her last days, when she wanted to know of families in need so she could help them. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ciccolini of Lewistown; granddaughters, Pearl Ann Beachel of Lewistown; Patricia and Dale Levsen of Brownsville, Texas; sisters, Margaret Harmon of Reedsville, Pa., and Helen Ewing of Beaver Springs, Pa.; special nieces, Doris Brown of LeRaysville, Sue Wheeler of Wysox, Sally Allis of Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Willis Jennings, Sept. 6, 1995; brothers, Russell, Fern, Donald and Nelson; sisters, Florence Aurand, Catherine Bell. Clara Marrone and Freeda Orris. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor, and the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor emeritus, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, c/o Margaret Gordon, R.R. 2 Box 260, Wysox, Pa. 18854, or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Mrs. Jennings' memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.

SMITH - Virginia Catherine Smith Schultz, 71, of 319 Poplar St., Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, 2009, at the Guthrie Sayre House in Sayre, Pa.  Born Nov. 30, 1937, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ward and Catherine HENNESEY Smith.  Virginia was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1955 and in early years was employed as a business supervisor for the Commonwealth Telephone Company in Towanda. On June 22, 1963, Virginia married Leo F. Schultz in the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Virginia was employed by the Prothonotary's Office of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda for 18 years, retiring as Deputy Prothonotary. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Virginia enjoyed sports events, especially attending Towanda High School football games and girls' volleyball games.  Virginia enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States with her husband Leo. The couple spent their winter months in Haines City, Fla., for a number of years and looked forward to special trips to Disney World.  Virginia will be remembered for her kind and gracious personality and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.  She is survived by: her devoted husband of 46 years, Leo F. Schultz Sr., at home; sons Leo F. Schultz Jr. and his wife Amy of Sayre, and Mark W. Schultz and his companion Angela Hottle of Towanda; grandsons Aaron, Dalton and Lucas Schultz; her sister Nancy Littleton of Kettering, Ohio; her sister-in-law Dorothy Schultz of North Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Virginia's memory.  11 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.