Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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ZACHARY LAVERNE THOMAS beloved infant son of Joseph M. Thomas and Ashley A. McLinko Thomas of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Twp., Pa. died Tuesday July 3, 2007 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. In addition to his parents he is survived by his Sister, Aislynn Rechele Thomas at home; maternal grandparents, Rebecca McLinko (William Lee) of Wysox, Douglas McLinko of Wysox; paternal grandparents: Michelle and Randy Lane of Standing Stone, LaVerne Thomas Jr. of Standing Stone; maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Alice Kester of Towanda, Robert McLinko of Towanda; paternal great-grandparents, David and Barb Rinebold of Wysox, Geraldine and Jim Schrimp of Rome, Mary Thomas of Arizona; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Great-Grandfather, LaVerne Thomas. A private graveside service will be held at the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Zachary's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/5/2007
RAYMOND T. THURSTON, JR., 50, of Towanda RD 1, North Towanda Township, die Saturday January 14, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born July 29, 1933 in Towanda; the son of Raymond T. and Estella Riebson Thurston, Sr. Mr. Thurston was a former employee of Sylvania Electric and a truck driver for Stroehmann Bakery and Rynnee Industries. He was presently employed as a road foreman. On June 26, 1954, he married Marian Baker. Mr. Thurston was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served with the U.S. Army in Alaska. He was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge No. 108, F&AM; Union Chapter 161 Royal Arch Masons, the Towanda American Legion Post 42, the North Towanda Township Supervisors, and officiated with the Towanda United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Marian; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond P. and Sandy Thurston III of Towanda RD 1 and Timothy W. and Debbie Thurston of Towanda; a son, Jeffrey F. Thurston of Towanda RD 3; a grandson Timothy R. Thurston of Towanda; four sisters, Mrs. Morris (Margaret) Poll of Sayre; Mrs. Mary Smith of Hampton, Va.; Mrs. John (Helen) Cole of Troy; and Mrs. Jim (Pauline) Decker of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Robert F. Thurston, died August 16, 1970. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Charles W. McCullough officiating. Burial will be in Wysox Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion Post 42 conducting military services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the evening. The Union Masonic Lodge No. 108 F&AM will conduct Masonic services at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
Daily Review, Arlene "Skip" TOWER Sena, 84, of Wysox died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township. Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Waverly, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William and Gladys Lathrop Tower. "Skip," as she was known by her family and many friends, was educated in the Elmira, N.Y., schools and was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1937, where she attained membership in the Honor Society. She was employed by the Elmira News Co. from 1937 to 1944. In 1944 she became office manager of the Matt Brewer Oil Co. in Elmira and was employed there until her marriage to Frank Sena of Towanda in 1957. In 1959, Skip became employed by Claverack Rural Electric in Wysox and remained there until 1963, when she and her husband purchased the former Kaufman property in Towanda Township and opened the Villa Sena. In 1973 Skip returned to Claverack as a members records clerk, a position she maintained until her retirement in December of 1986. Following her retirement from Claverack she enjoyed walking, traveling and helping her son, Michael, who is the owner of the Villa Sena. Skip enjoyed cooking, baking and writing "fun verses" of poetry for her family and friends in celebration of birthdays and special occasions. She was a member of the Glider Chapter of National Secretaries and was active in the Elmira Little Theatre from 1946 to 1958. She was a member of the Hammond Organ Club, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine Patrol of Rodeo Fans of America and Will Rogers Corral Riding Club and appeared in various rodeos in the Southern Tier. Skip was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Towanda, and served two terms as auxiliary president and as state membership director in 1981-82. She was a former member of the Towanda Country Club. Skip was a self-taught organist and enjoyed playing at the Villa Sena in the early 70s and for the Elks lodge and Eagles Club. Her father and brother were talented musicians and played instruments along with Skip for Elmira-area dances in the 1940s and 1950s. Surviving are her son, Michael Sena of Towanda; her devoted friend, Frank Sena of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Tower of Newfield, N.Y.; a nephew, Richard Tower and his wife, Joan, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two grandnieces of Interlaken, N.Y.; and a cousin, Lloyd Hugg of North Chemung, N.Y.She was preceded in death by her father, William Tower, in June of 1953; her mother, Gladys Tower, in May of 1978; and her brother, Carl Tower, in April of 1981. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Arlene "Skip" Sena's memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
FRED LOREN TUTTLE, 89 of 8 Fifth St., Towanda died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa. Born Aug. 13, 1909 in Wysox he was a son of the late Charles and Madge Hoagland Tuttle. Fred owned and operated his farms on South Hill, Orwell Township and at Mountain Lake for many years. He was also a well-kno0w painter in the area. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Helen and William Van Orden of Bradenton, Fla., Anita Pedro of Towanda RR 1; Shirley and Eugene Anderson of Stroudsburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a sister and brother-in-law, Maude and John Lloyd of Ithaca, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Dyer Tuttle on May 13, 1998; two brothers, Edward and Clarence Tuttle and a sister, Hazel Boyles. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Roger E. Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, Activities Dept., RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. in Mr. Tuttle’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
JOSEPH R. TUTTLE, 46 of New Albany died Sunday evening, April 10, 1986 at Memorial Hospital. Born May 20, 1941 in Sayre he was a son of Donald and Beverly Woodward Tuttle. He attended Towanda High School. Joe was a truck driver for the Daily Express and various companies. In 1985 he received disability retirement. He was well known and possessed many friends in the trucking industry. He is survived by three brothers; Allen Tuttle of Rome, Donald Tuttle of Ulster and Ronald Tuttle of Sheshequin; four sisters, Mrs. John (Nancy) Stevens of New Albany, Mrs. Kenneth (Alice) Johnson of Monroeton, Mrs. Sheldon (Evelyn) Boyles of Wysox and Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Woodruff of Jackson, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Donald Tuttle in 1975. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda in Mr. Tuttle’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE F. VANDERPOOL, 68, of Towanda, RR 3, Towanda Township, Pa., died early Saturday morning, April 29, 2006 at his home following declining health. Born Sept. 9, 1937, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary P. Vanderpool. In early years, George was employed by Waltman’s Saw Mill in Wysox, Pa. On June 15, 1963, he married the former Leona Ainey in Towanda. He was later employed by the Lehigh Valley, Conrail and Norfolk and Southern Railroads for a total of 45 years until his retirement in 1999. George enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and taking trips to Canada. He is survived by: his wife of 42 years, Leona, at home, his children, George Michael Vanderpool of Towanda RR 3; Mary Purdy and her husband, Joel Purdy, of Towanda; Linda L. Saylor and her husband, Gregory Saylor, of Rome, Pa.; Daniel M. Vanderpool of Franklindale, Pa.; and James M. Vanderpool and his wife, Tanya, of Towanda RR 4; 18 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; his sisters, Mildred Davis of Towanda; Elizabeth Lehto and her husband, Michael Lehto, of Laceyville, Pa.; Susie Mulno and her husband, Donald Mulno, of Towanda; and Maryann Sandt and her husband, David Sandt, of Camptown, Pa.; his brothers, Francis Vanderpool and his wife, Ethel, of Kutztown, Pa.; Leonard Vanderpool of Wysox RR 2; and Paul Vanderpool of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant twin sisters, and two additional sisters. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
VANDERPOOL - Henry Vanderpool, 68, of North Towanda, died Monday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital. He is survived by 4 sons, Edward and Henry of North Towanda, Lloyd, in the Armed services overseas, and James in the Armed services in Louisana, 1 daughter, Mrs Anna Vanderpool of South Towanda. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock at at the Miller Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wysox Cemetery. Submitted by Reva Wagner, obit taken from the Daily Review 28 December 1943.
VANDERPOOL - Janet R. Benjamin, 75, widow of Robert L. Benjamin of 915 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., diedearly Sunday morning, March 8, 2009, at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital. Born July 15, 1933, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Ethel Hoover Vanderpool. Janet attended Towanda High School and later on April 26, 1952, she married Robert L. Benjamin. Janet traveled extensively worldwide with her husband, Robert, while he was serving with the U.S. Air Force. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Janet enjoyed reading. She is survived by: her son, Scott R. Benjamin and Hiliary Cambron of Portland, Ore.; her sister and brother-in-law, Sherrie and Donald Vanderpool of Towanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William E. and Laura Benjamin of Towanda and Jack and Sandy Vanderpool of Towanda; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret Bata-McCracken and Richard McCracken of Towanda, and Alice "Cleone" Ellis Dixon and Freeman Dixon of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Benjamin, on Oct. 28, 2005; son, Dale Martin Benjamin, on March 17, 1991; sisters Madeline Dougherty and Vivian Anderson; brothers, Joseph, Martin and Dean Vanderpool; and sister-in-law Merial Ann Brannen Overpeck on Nov. 26, 1989. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Dale M. Benjamin Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Towanda Area High School, High School Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Janet R. Benjamin's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, March 10, 2009
VANHORN –MARGARET ‘VONNIE’ VANHORN DAVENPORT, 65, Wysox, died Nov. 15, 2005 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born on April 27, 1940 in Sayre, she was a graduate of Towanda High School. On February 17, 1961 she married Warren MacGuffie Davenport in Wysox. She possessed great love and dedication to her family and home. Mrs. Davenport was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and was an avid fan and supporter of stock car racing. Surviving are her husband, Warren “Mac” Davenport; mother, Sadie Driesbaugh, Troy RR 3; son and daughter-in-law, Randy L. and Judy Davenport, Ulster, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Kay L. and David Calaman, Powell, PA; grandson Kyle; granddaughter, Ashley; brother, Charles VanHorn, Canton; sisters, Shirley Homan and her husband Robert of Milan and Peggy Thomas, Durell, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held Nov. 18 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was in the Wysox Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302, Wysox, PA in Mrs. Davenport’s name. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LAVERN I. VINCENT, 51 of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Township died Friday afternoon, July 11, 1997 as the result of a boating accident on the Susquehanna River in Asylum Township. Born Jan. 13, 1946 in Towanda he was a son of the late George and Mary Wilcox Vincent. LaVern was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1964 and attended Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. In early years he was a vendor for the Old Mill tavern in Towanda and was employed by the E.I. DuPont Co. in Towanda for the past 23 years. LaVern was a member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 2191, Towanda. He was also a social member of the Earl T. Fulmer VFW Post No. 6072 Asylum Township. LaVern loved life, his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, camping and karaoke and playing horseshoes, pool and darts. Surviving are a daughter, Lorraine Vincent of Ocoee, Fla.; his fiancée, Winona Benjamin at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilson and Barbara Vincent of Shinglehouse, Pa.; a brother, Fred Vincent of Towanda; a sister, Sara Herman of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Joseph Sansalane of Bethesda, Md., Lottie and Robert Arcesi of Towanda, Cora and Edward Dodge of Towanda and Genevieve and Edward Sikora of Clark, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Smiley of Saylorsburg, Pa.; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins; his extended family, Carol McNeal of Wysox, Gale Benjamin of Franklindale, Holly Benjamin of Towanda RR 4 and Jason Benjamin of Towanda RR 6. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Vanderpool and two brothers, William and James Vincent. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Church on the Hill, Milan officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 2191, Towanda will hold a memorial service on Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the charity or organization of one’s choice in LaVern Vincent’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
VOSBURGH Edwin D. Vosburgh, 70, of 212 Bridge Street, one of Towanda's most widely known citizens died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday morning. He had been in poor health for some time. A native of Towanda, Mr. Vosburgh as a young man was a watchmaker for M. Hendleman and Al Nelson for a number of years. He later was assistant agent at Wysox for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He opened the Tulsa Petroleum Company station at Wysox, known as Vosburgh & Son Oil Company, later selling it to Edwin Pipher. He was at one time chief steward of the Eagles Club and was very active in the purchase of the present Eagles home. After serving as steward there, he was employed by the State Highways until his retirement in October 1950. For the past year and a half he assisted his son at the latter's hotel here. Mr. Vosburgh was a member of the Christ Espicopal Chruch, Towanda Aerie of Eagles, Waverly Order of the Moose and a life member of the Franklin Fire Department. He is survived by his widow, Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Phillippi, and a son, William E. both of Towanda; a brother, Lloyd C. Vosburgh of Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. Fern Cowan of Syracuse and Mrs. Ethel Olds of Cortland, NY; four granddaughters and several neices and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Christ Espicopal Church Tuesday at 2 o'clock with Rev. Robert H. Wellner ovviciating. Burial in Wysox cemetery. RHW. July 11, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.
WALBURN - Robert "Bob" Walburn, 76, of 100 Maple St.,
Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday evening, April 1, 2010, at home following declining health. Bob was born March 13, 1934. He is survived by: his former caregiver Stephanie Bentley and family of Troy, Pa.; and by his extended family at the Troy Serve Day Program and the Futures Maple Street Group Home in Towanda, all who loved him very much. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, April.3.2010
Bill Eugene WALTZ, 73, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, formerly of Anaheim, Calif., died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Southern California, he was a son of the late Clyde and Thelma Simmons Waltz. Bill was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the Dr Pepper Bottling Co. in Fullerton, Calif., for many years. Bill was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge in California. Bill loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles and country and western music. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Vickie J. and Larry Fulmer of Towanda RR 2; grandsons, Brett Fulmer and his wife, Theresa, of Towanda RR 2, and Bradley Fulmer of Wysox; four great-grandchildren, Breycin, Kayle, Chase and Colby Fulmer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, H.A. Jones and Thelma Jones of Colorado and Wayne and Bobby Jones of California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Doris Maxine Wylie Waltz, on Sept. 19, 1997, and by an infant son, Danny Ray Waltz. The funeral service will be held Friday, June 11, 2004, at 3 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of he Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. 18850, in Mr. Waltz's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
FREDERICK L. WATSON of Powell, Supervisor of Music in the Towanda school system for 21 years and highly regarded throughout this community, died at Memorial Hospital here Wednesday evening, Aug. 2, 1978. He had been a patient there for a week. Death was due to a heart condition from which he had suffered for some time. Mr. Watson was born in Athens on Dec. 24, 1904 the son of James Watson Jr. and Bertha Lowe Watson. He attended the Athens schools and while still in the seventh grade realized that he wanted to be a teacher. Upon graduation from Athens High School he enrolled in Mansfield State Normal School now Mansfield State College for a summer session. This and his high school diploma qualified him for a provisional teaching certificate and in the 1924-25 school year he launched his teaching career, instructing all eight grades at a one-room school called Northeast located in Athens Township about a mile from the East Sayre bridge. The next year saw him teaching at the one-room school in West Franklin. While teaching at West Franklin, Fred lived with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Morse who operated a general store in that community. Following a year of teaching, Fred assisted Mr. Morse in the operation of the store. Realizing Frederick’s interest and ability in music (he showed great talent in playing the piano and organ early in life), Mr. and Mrs. Morse realized they should not be wasted and sent him back to Mansfield to study music. They bore the expenses of his education and he has always been grateful to them for that. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Mansfield in 19331, Fred accepted a position as music supervisor in the high school at Nicholson, Wyoming County. He remained there until 1945 when he accepted the music supervisor post in the Towanda School system, holding it until his retirement in 1966. Even after retirement, his interest in the teaching of music continued and he served as a substitute teacher in the Towanda system despite health setbacks. One of Frederick Watson’s dreams was to be a theater organist. At the age of 16, he took up organ playing and became quite masterful. He was employed as organist at the Keystone Theater in Towanda and the theater at Sayre until the sound movies edged out the silent films and the need for an organist to accompany the picture. He took graduate study at Duke University, Durham, N.C., majoring in piano and pipe organ. His fraternity was Kappa Delta Pi and during his college years he was pianist for the “Knickerbockers” a dance band organized at Towanda by Hal Ritter. While at Nicholson, he was one of the organizers and conductors of the Wyoming County High Schools’ Band and was instrumental in organizing the Wyoming County Music Supervisors Club and served as its president. He was also one of six music supervisors chosen to revise the state course of study in music. At Towanda High School, Fred Watson developed the music course to a superlative degree. His students caught his enthusiasm and exerted themselves to achieve perfection, many becoming very accomplished. He took great pride in the high school band here and insisted on nothing less than the best. Upon his retirement in June of 1966 he was feted at a testimonial banquet at which he was presented the American Legion Distinguished Service Award for community service. This was the first time that such an award was given by the Towanda Legion Post. Fred constantly took pride in his home, Caledonia Lodge, a magnificent old 18-room, three story brick house nestled in the midst of well kept grounds and gardens. The house was erected more than a century ago and later was reconstructed by General Jonathan Hill who also built the Caledonia Tannery at Powell. After General Hill purchased the house in 1854 he had it raised up brick by brick to include another story. Frederick Watson was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church, Nicholson Masonic Lodge No. 437, the Towanda Scottish Rite Bodies, the Coudersport Consistory, the Bradford County Historical Society and the Towanda Rotary Club and was a charter member of the Nicholson Rotary Club. He thoroughly enjoyed his Towanda Rotary membership, was constant in his attendance and upon occasion led in the singing. Frederick Watson will be remembered for his always evident joy in life, his loyalty to friends and school associates, his pleasant smile and merry laughter. Also sure to be remembered will be the contribution he made to the music program in the Towanda Area School system which he headed for so many years. Surviving are: his wife, Edna Foster Watson whom he married in 1951; a son, Karl May of Kingman, Arizona; three grandchildren; a brother, Donald Watson of Corry, Pa. and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue. The Rev. Harry Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in the Wysox Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
WAY –MRS. BEULAH ‘BOOTS’ WAY STEVENS, 87, of Sugar Run died on Monday, April 16, 2001 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. Beulah was born in Clearfield County, Pa. on Aug. 30, 1913 the daughter of the late James Vincent and Margaret Ellen Beck Way. After graduating from the Curwensville High School she moved to Wyalusing, Pa. where she married Dr. Clarence M. Stevens, D.V.M. in 1933. Dr. Stevens predeceased her on Jan. 1, 1988. Beulah was a former member and Past Matron of the former Wyalusing Chapter Number 523 Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law; Jay Stevens of Tunkhannock, Gary and Debbie Stevens of Laceyville; daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and Paul Baker of Inkom, Id.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie Harmie of Vancouver, Wa., Esther McCarty of Dushore, Bernice Thomas of Diamond, Ohio, Joanne and Peter Puterbaugh of Friendsville, Pa., Linda and Dan Puterbaugh of Rome; brother and sister-in-law; Jack and Lucretia Way of Sugar Run; sister-in-law, Louise Way of Wyalusing; 8 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sharon; brother and sister-in-law, George and Hazel Way; brothers, James Way, Stanley Way; sisters, Grace Bell, Florence Hauck, Viola Irwin, Alfretta Bloom, Marian Knepp and Margaret Kunzman. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
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Harriet Laverne Way Brennan, 72, widow of Charles Robert Brennan of James Street, Towanda RR 1, Pa., died early Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2003 at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1930 in Denmark, S.C., she was the daughter of the late James L. Way and Edna Atteberry Way. Harriet was a graduate of Denmark High School Class of 1947. On April 23, 1948, Harriet married Charles Robert Brennan. Harriet provided loving care for her husband Charles, who was in declining health for many years. Harriet was formerly employed by Bloss Bootery in Towanda for a number of years. Harriet was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and enjoyed time shared with her friends at Christ Church. She was a devoted loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Bette Elaine Brennan Gottwald and Dr. Joseph Gottwald II of Camp Hill, Pa.; her granddaughter and her husband, Christie J. Kershner and Dan Kershner of Camp Hill, Pa.; her great-granddaughter, Laraye Kershner of Camp Hill, Pa.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Edrie Berry and Norman Berry of Lexington, S.C., Betty Robinson and J.P. Robinson of Bamberg, S.C., Annette Delk and Ernest Delk of Summerville, S.C., and Jimmie Lee Hartzog and Caleb Hartzog of Bamberg, S.C.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leon E. Brennan and Mary Brennan of Towanda, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Nina Baker of Troy RR 3, Pa.; her very devoted friend, Jay Spencer of Towanda, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 in Harriet's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WEIR - Grace Agnes Weir Baker, 87, widow of Albert W. Baker Sr. of Wysox RR 2, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 19, 1916, in New York City, she was one of 11 children of the late Harry and Margaret Hanneman Weir. On Nov. 13, 1933, Grace married Albert W. Baker Sr. in The Colegate Church of the City of New York. Grace and her husband, Albert, formerly owned and operated The Nichols Hotel in Nichols, N.Y.; the Olebake Fish market in Toms River, N.J.; and the Sweden Valley Hotel in Coudersport, Pa. Grace was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose in New York and New Jersey. Grace was lovingly devoted to her family and will be remembered for her kind and generous heart. She possessed great love and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. Grace enjoyed life, the outdoors, music and dancing and was an avid sports fan, especially of baseball. Surviving are three sons and daughters-ion-law, Howard A. and Joan Baker of Barton, N.Y., Albert W. and Cherie Baker Jr. of Wysox RR 2, and Curtis and Janet Baker of Barnesville, Md.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Baker Sr., on May 26, 1992. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Mrs. Baker's memory. Daily Review, Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WESTBROOK - Irma Iola Westbrook Dyer, 94, of Towanda, Pa., died peacefully Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Irma was born on Aug. 28, 1913 on Shores Hill, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., the oldest child of the late Robert Colvin Westbrook and Martha Grace Post Westbrook. She attended elementary schools in Wysox and Shores Hill and was a graduate of Towanda High School. Irma married Edward Richard Vanderpool in 1936 and raised six children on a farm they owned and worked in Liberty Corners until Edward's sudden death at the age of 46 on Sept. 12, 1960 from a heart attack. In early years, Irma was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. She was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 18 years until her retirement on Aug. 28, 1975 at age 62. Irma married Vernon Frank Dyer in 1969 and the couple shared their golden years until his death on Jan. 1, 1990. After suffering strokes, Irma made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Martha and David Bump. Irma was a member of the Women of the Moose No. 195, Waverly, N.Y., Asylum VFW Post Auxiliary No. 6072, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, Towanda Outboard Motor Club, Towanda Gun Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ocala, Fla. and AARP. She is survived by: three sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Betty Vanderpool of Standing Stone, Pa., Eugene and Lenora Vanderpool of Sheshequin, Pa., LaVerne and Linda Vanderpool of Towanda, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and John Gardner of Monroeton, Pa., Martha and David Bump of Towanda, Pa., Charlotte and Robert Wheeler of Towanda, Pa.; 24 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Alberta Westbrook of Towanda, Pa., three sisters, Leona Heath of Towanda, Pa., Norma Benjamin of Towanda, Pa., Marchia Reeve of Wyalusing RD; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laurie Ann Vanderpool in 1985, a sister, Lucy Vanderpool in 1999 and by her brothers, Stanley and Lorenzo in 1949. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Diane Bentley, pastor of the Union Corners United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday afternoon at the funeral home. -Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/29/2008.
WHITE –MILDRED WHITE HENDERSHOT, 74, wife of Carl F. Hendershot of East Towanda died Tuesday Jan. 24, 1995 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born May 19, 1920 in Waverly, N.Y. she was a daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Winifred Rogers White. Mildred spent her early life in Sayre attending schools there. She was employed by the Towanda Motel and the former W.T. Grant Store in Towanda for many years. Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Hendershot at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Claudette M. and Bruce Lent Jr. of Bentley Creek and Mary Jane and John M. Chapman of Springfield, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Bruce F. Lent of Pittsburgh, Brenda M. Stanton, Lori A. VanDyke, Brian L. Lent and Linda J. King, all of Bentley Creek, Lisa M. VanDyke of Elmira, N.Y. and John Chapman Jr. of Big Pond; two sisters, Anwuth Carrington of Sayre and Margaret Woolcott of Milltown; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Preston Tate of Pennsville, N.J.; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Marie White of Philadelphia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 1995 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. in Mildred White Hendershot’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
WILBUR –JULIA ANN WILBUR ALLIS MENICHELLI, 75, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Herrick Township, Pa., died Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2005 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born March 27, 1930 in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Manville Paul and Clara Almyra Drake Wilbur. Julia was a graduate of the Rome High School, Class of 1948. On Oct. 30, 1948, she married Karl K. Allis, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1982. In earlier years Julia was employed by Sayre Lingerie in Sayre and assisted her husband, Karl, in the operation of the family farm in Herrick Township. Julia was later employed by E. I. DuPont in Towanda for 15 years until her retirement. She then married Fred Menichelli, who preceded her in death in March of 2001. She was a former member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church. Julia enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, arts and crafts, and cooking. She was a gifted baker and her cinnamon rolls were always a special treat enjoyed by her family and friends. Surviving are seven children, Mary Ann Reeve of Lewisburg, Pa., Nancy Martin and her husband, James Martin, of Orwell Township, Pa., Dale Allis and his wife, Connie Allis, of Orwell Township, Gail Hilfiger and her husband Doug Hilfiger of Wysox RR 2, Pa., Mark Allis and his wife, Rhonda Allis, of Towanda RR 6, Karla Howland and her husband, Russell Howland, of LeRaysville, Pa., and Tina Ferguson and her husband, Brian Ferguson, of Ridgebury Township, Pa.; two stepchildren, Fred Menichelli and his wife, Lynette Menichelli of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mary Ellen Nemec and her husband, David S. Nemec, of Chenango Bridge, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Parks of Colonial Towers, North Towanda Township, Nancy Post and her husband, Floyd Post of Towanda RR 5, and Ellen Gunn and James Gunn of Rome and Arizona; her twin brother, Julius “Bud” Wilbur and his wife, Shelba Wilbur, of Rome Township, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Winola Stethers and her husband, Glen Stethers, of Wysox; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Marian Harvey on Oct. 9, 2003, Edna Welliver on Jan. 12, 2004, and Mavis Allis on Feb. 10, 2004. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. John Chmil, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital or the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Julia’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
WILCOX –VELDA IRENE LOSINGER CHAPIN, 71, of Wyalusing RR3, Standing Stone Township, Pa., died Sunday Oct. 16, 2005 at her home. Velda was born Dec. 20, 1933 in Towanda, Pa. In early years, Velda was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in Athens, Pa., and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until her retirement. Velda was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Towanda, Auxiliary, and the Towanda Gun Club, Velda enjoyed attending activities at the Towanda Elks Lodge with her husband Louie and playing pool with her friends at the lodge for many years. She possessed great love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Velda enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, gardening and flowers. Surviving are; her daughter, Velda M. Johnson and her husband Richard Johnson of Wyalusing RR3; her stepson, Robert M. Losinger and his wife Linda Losinger of Liberty; Pa.; five grandchildren, Fawn Shrimp, Bambie Johnson, John Johnson, Paul Losinger and Justin Losinger; three great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Schoonover, Donald Shrimp and Colin Shrimp; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Eber Louis “Louie” Losinger on Sept. 2, 1991, and Homer Arthur Chapin on Dec. 3, 2003; her stepson, Chester L. Losinger; and three brothers, John Edward and Howard Wilcox. The funeral service will be held Thursday Oct. 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Dennis Fox officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302 Wysox, Pa. in Velda’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
CLARENCE RICHARD ‘DICK’ WILLIAMS 68, of Marshview, Towanda RR 4, died Tuesday morning, July 4, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following an extended illness. Born Nov. 24, 1937 at the family home on Lake Wesauking Road, Wysox Township, Pa., he was the youngest child of the late Clarence Albert Williams and Lyda Benjamin Williams. Clarence was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1957. On June 18, 1960 he married the former Connie M. Brown at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Clarence was drafted into the U.S. Army on Aug. 16; 1961 and proudly served his country for two years with the 1st Armored Division “Old Ironsides” at Fort Hood, Tex., where he was a tank and personnel carrier operator. He was formerly employed by various auto dealerships and by Towanda Sand and Gravel, which later became State Aggregates in Wysox, specializing in auto and truck body repairs before opening C.R. Williams Body Shop at Marshview which he successfully operated for 25 years until declining health forced him to retire in 2003. Clarence was known for the many “special” vehicles he painted, especially his personal 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the National Rifle Association, and past member of the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Team, having possessed many fond memories of the various competitions of the team. Clarence very much enjoyed hunting and spending time at his cabin and took great pleasure in the companionship of his cocker spaniel “Polly”. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Connie B. Williams at home, his children and grandchildren, all of whom he was very proud, Steven Williams and his wife Shari Williams of Liberty Corners, Pa., Cheryl Smiley and her husband Eugene Smiley of Powder Springs, Ga., grandchildren, Eric Anthony Jones of Towanda, Pa., Brooke Nichole Williams of Liberty Corners, Pa., Kaitlynn Suzanne Smiley and Jillian Marie Smiley of Power Springs, Ga.; he is also survived by his sisters, Kathryn M. Schmieg of Spring, Tex., Dorothy M. Munyan of Austin, Tex., his brother, Jack D. Williams of Wysox, Pa., his mother-in-law, Doris M. Brown of Tunkhannock, Pa., Several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor M. Ziegler; and a brother, Howard C. Williams and his father-in-law, Floyd M. Brown Jr. The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.; at the Pastor Dennis Fox and Pastor Gary Myers officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery, Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Clarence R. Williams’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
JOHN L. WILLIAMS OF Tunkhannock, formerly to Towanda, died on Tuesday evening, Feb. 6, 2001 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born in Towanda on Feb. 22, 1942 a son of the late Roy and Louise L. Richards Williams. He was a 1960 graduate of Towanda High School. John was an avid musician. He enjoyed playing his accordion for several local nursing homes and senior citizens groups and churches. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mark Bamberger. Surviving are his sister, Mary Louise Bamberger of Rochester, N.Y.; half-sister, Marguerite Cobb of Wyalusing and niece, Cynda Damberger of Seattle, Wash. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Pastor Rick Wormer of the Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. Friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. –Towanda Daily Review
Leon “Spike” Wizelman, 86, was called to be with the Lord on Friday morning, April 23, 2004 at his home in Lake Wesauking. Born June 17, 1917 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Bertha and Benjamin Wizelman. Mr. Wizelman was a graduate of Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, Class of 1935. Upon graduating from high school, Spike attended the Rising Sun Aviation School where he obtained an aircraft and engineer’s license. His first job was an aircraft mechanic at the Baderville Airport in Atlantic City. During World War II, Spike served in the Civilian Air Corps giving flight lessons to our troops. While working as the manager at the Gettysburg Airport, he met his first wife and married the former Bette Outwater on July 14, 1945. Spike and Bette moved to the Towanda area in 1950 and upon receiving the Pontiac-Cadillac automobile franchise from General Motors in that same year, entered into business with Bette’s father and mother, John and Eleanor Outwater. Bette died on May 3, 1988. Besides being a master craftsman with wood, Spike was notoriously noted for his storytelling skills and sense of humor. He could entertain people for hours with his cleverly worded anecdotes, whether real or fiction. Through the name “Spike” was given to him as a younger man for his “hard as nails” personality, in his later years, Spike was noted for his gentle and soft outlook on life, as well as his humorous ease with people. Spike married the former Clara McNeal on Sept. 24, 1995 and they resided in the “round” house on the north side of Lake Wesauking. Besides his wife, Clara, other survivors include a daughter, Leslie H. Wizelman of Lake Wesauking; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Lorraine Wizelman of Asylum Township and Todd and Belle Wizelman of Homets Ferry; a granddaughter and her husband, Star and Mark Gubbiotti of Noxen; stepchildren, Dottie and Ernie Yates, Donna and Irvin Smith, Connie and James VanHorn, Richard and Lois McNeal, Randy and Terry McNeal, Patti and Tim Coyle, Terri and Richard LaBarre and Greg Simons, as well as numerous step-grandsons and step-granddaughters. The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service was held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Griffth officiating. Interment followed in the Wysox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Margaret Gordon, RR2, Box 260, Wysox, PA 18854 and the Wysox EMS in Mr. Wizelman’s memory.
WOINOVICK Todd J. Woinovick
"It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, part of us went with you the day God called you home. "Todd J. Woinovick, 51, of 1982 Mercur Hill Road, Wysox, Pa., died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Todd was born in Lansdale, Pa., on Nov. 11, 1961, the beloved son of Ernest "Ernie" Woinovick and Renee Werner Woinovick. He was a graduate of North Penn High School class of 1980. For several years, Todd was employed as a machinist for J&K Manufacturing in North Wales, Pa., and by B&G Manufacturing in Hatfield, Pa. He later resided and worked in Anchorage, Ala., for five years before returning home. He was formerly employed by Whipples Lumber Company in Laceyville, Pa., Wyalusing Beverage and by Staff Management at Proctor & Gamble in Meehoopany, Pa. Todd had received his CDL license and was looking forward to driving truck when his health began to decline. Todd loved spending time with his family and pets, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre, Pa. He leaves behind his loving and devoted parents, Ernest and Renee Woinovick of Wysox; sister, Dawn Johnson of Towanda; nieces, Nicole (Fred) Cruz of Yonkers, N.Y., Grace Johnson of Towanda; nephew, Oscar Johnson of Alaska; aunt, Beverly (Charles) Vasey of Windham; uncles, Ronald (Sharon) Werner of Belleville, N.Y., Jerry (Nancy) Werner of Reading, Pa., Robert (Debbie) Werner of Centre Hall, Pa.; special cousins, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Mia, Stephanie and Michelle; his canine companions, Libby and Maddie; and feline companion, Callie. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. John Lutheran Church, South Hopkins Street, Sayre, Pa., with Rev. Lexa Leipe, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Guthrie Oncology Department, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840; or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; in Todd J. Woinovick's memory. Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013
WOOD Marjorie - Marjorie Wood Elliott, 78, wife of L. Wilbur Elliott of 48 Bride Road, Towanda, Pa., Asylum Twp., died early Saturday morning, July 31, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family following declining health. Marjorie was born Dec. 10, 1931 at home in Asylum Twp., Pa., the daughter of the late John and M. Lula Verjason Wood. Marjorie was a graduate of Towanda High School and later on Jan. 20, 1951, she married L. Wilbur Elliott in Towanda, Pa. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family and she was especially devoted to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marjorie enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking and caring for her flower gardens. She is survived by: her husband of 59 years, L. Wilbur Elliott at home; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Doug Phillips of Towanda RR4, son-in-law, Roy E. Woodruff Jr. of Towanda RR4; grandchildren, Stacey Grant and her husband Ryan Grant of Barton, N.Y., Todd Phillips and Erin Armitage of Towanda, Kelly Chaffee and her husband Jamie Chaffee of Warren Center, Pa., Deanna Woodruff and her fiancé Robert Kennedy of Towanda; great-grandchildren: Logan, Dominic, Hunter, Jordyn and Isaiah, her sister, Hettie Johnson of Towanda RR2; sisters-in-law, Viola Benjamin of Liberty Corners, Pat Elliott of Towanda RR2, Caroline Wright of Mosherville, Pa., Ida Murdock of Lima, N.Y.; step-brother-in-law, Harry Card of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her daughter, Judy Marie Elliott Woodruff on Nov. 18, 2009; brothers, Edward and David Wood; and sisters, Helen Bishop, Lucy Heath, Nellie Titchen, Myrtle Wood and Mabel Spencer. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating. 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 Marjorie's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 1, 2010
WOODBURN - Grace W. Marshall, 87, of 128 Payne St., Athens, Pa., formerly of Sayre, died on Monday February 25, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born on Aug. 6, 1920 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Morgan and Winifred Woodburn. Grace loved to cook for her family and loved to read. Her family was her life. Grace is survived by daughters Kathleen Marshall Kapusta of Newington, N.J., and Martha Marshall Thruston of Owego, N.Y.; sons Robert “Jeff” Marshall, David Marshall of Shamokin Dams, Pa., and Mathew Marshall of Waverley, N.Y. Several grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Grace is predeceased by her husband Kenneth W. Marshall and her parents. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home. 625 Broad St.. Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services to celebrate Grace’s life will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Vincent Langan of St. John’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. Memorial contributions in Grace’s name made be sent to Susan Marshall’s Memorial Scholarship Hunterdon County Polytech, District Office, 8 Bartles Corner Road #2, Flemington, NJ 08822 or to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, 27 Feb 2008
WOOLSEY –EDNA J. WOOLSEY DIBBLE, 89, of 1 ½ Fourth St., Towanda, died early Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Oct. 5, 1901, in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late F. Henry and Rosa Barnes Woolsey. Edna attended New Albany High School and was an active member of the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda. Surviving are a brother, the Rev. Dr. G. Arthur Woolsey of Mulberry, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Dibble of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, C. Harold Dibble on Nov. 12, 1972 and by Vyron J. Dibble on April 21, 1944; by a brother, B. Clifford Woolsey; and two sisters, Nina Lee and Ethel Gowin. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. G. Arthur Woolsey, Mrs. Dibble’s brother, officiating. Interment will be in Wysox Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ladies Missionary Fellowship, Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Dibble’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT W. WRIGHT, 84 of 318 York Ave., Towanda died Saturday morning, June 10, 1989 at the Palisades General Hospital in North Bergen, N.J. Born Oct. 8, 1904 in County Monaghan, Ireland he was a son of Anthony and Sarah Wright. In early years Robert served in the National Guard and was later employed for over 40 years by the New York City Transit Authority, retiring from there in 1968. Mr. Wright served as a former deacon of the Weadsworth Presbyterian Church in New York City and later transferred his membership to the Wysox Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was a member of the LeRay Lodge 471, LeRaysville, Union Royal Arch Chapter 161, Towanda, Northern Council of Royal and Select Masters 24, Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Towanda and Williamsport. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William Lutz of West New York-New Jersey; three granddaughters, Raquel and Natasha Wright, both of Holmes, N.Y.; Jessica Lutz of West New York-New Jersey; a grandson, Robert Wright Jr. of Holmes, N.Y.; a brother, James Wright and a sister, Sadie Gallager, both of Deltona, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hunsinger Wright in 1981 and a son and granddaughter, Robert L. and Shannon Wright, both in 1985. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wysox First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. LeRay Lodge 471 will hold services at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Willis Jennings, Wysox, Pa. in Mr. Wright’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
YAPLE - Miranda Joyce Yaple, beloved infant daughter of Matthew and Sue Buskirk Yaple of 106 Lombard St. Towanda, Pa. died Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2007, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Miranda was born Dec. 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., and brought great joy to her loving family. She will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: maternal grandparents, Annie and Ralph Buskirk of Towanda; paternal grandparents, Margie and Andrew Yaple Sr. of Towanda; maternal great grandmother, Phyllis Buskirk of Waverly, N.Y.; paternal great grandparents, Frank Yaple II. of Horseheads, N.Y., Lettie Sherman of Waverly, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Andrew Yaple II; and Judy Yaple of Prattville, Ala.; aunt and uncle, Tammy Deschamps and Felix Deschamps of Redmond, Wash.; numerous great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Miranda was preceded in death by: her paternal great grandparents, Orind Donald Dibble and Marjorie Dibble and maternal great grandparents, Harvey Russell Buskirk Sr. and Alex and Lucille Chagnon. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. Published in the Daily Review on 1/3/2008.
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Grace W. Marshall of Athens, Pa. were held on Thursday February 28, 2008 at 11:00 PM at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Father Vincent Langan of St. John's Catholic Church officiated. Burial was held in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. Pallbearers were Jeff, David, Matt Marshall, Nate Marshall, Jim Thurston, and Steve Pritchard. (Born August 06, 1920, Sayre, PA, died February 25, 2008, Athens, PA). Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly, NY obit/notice
? Mary Jane King Potter, 98, formerly of East Towanda, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Mary was born June 22, 1904, in Towanda. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are her children, Kenneth King and his wife, Madeline King, of Wysox, Dorothy Mingos of Towanda RR 3, Frank King of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pauline Gandolph of Mississippi, Mary Edwards of Waverly, N.Y., and Shirley Savercool and her husband, William Savercool of Waverly; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Nathaniel King, in September of 1950, and Eugene Potter, in December of 1973; her daughter Carol King, in 1954; and her son David King, in 1968. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Resident Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947, in Mary Jane King Potter's memory.
? [No first OR last name for this woman] Mrs. Edward Williams,
75, died suddenly at her home at 524 Fourth Street, Towanda. Her husband
found her lying on the davenport when he returned home from work yesterday afternoon.
She complained of a pain in her chest and died before a doctor could be
summoned. Mrs. Williams had been a Towanda resident for 40 years, coming
here from Wysox, where her husband was a blacksmith for many years. She
was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Besides her husband, she
is survivied by a daughter, Mrs. Rex Soper of Hollywood FL. Funeral
services will be held at Wysox Presbyterian Church Sunday at 2 o'clock with
Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Wysox cemetery.
1961, Towanda Daily Review. NOTE: Beatrice Williams married Rex
Soper 1937. There was no mention of the bride's parents at the time of