Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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.
CAIRNS David Sr.
—David Cairns, Sr., died at the home in Blossburg recently of heart disease. He was born In County Down, Ireland, 63 jears ago. At the age of 7 he removed with his parents to Scotland. In 1881 he came to America with his family, settling at Morris Run. In 1892 he removed to Blossburg, where he had since resided. He is survived by his widow and ten children – Frank J., David Jr., John E, of Louisville, KY; Mrs. Jas. Riffle, William, Nellie, of Elmira; James, of West Point, Mississippi; Mrs. Arthur Heritage, Mary, of New York City; Fred, of Washington, D.C.
LUTHER S. ‘LUKE’ CAMPBELL, 73, of Blossburg, Pa., diedon Memorial Day, May 31, 2004, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. Luther was born on Sept. 1, 1930, in Ralston, Pa. He was a son of the late Herbert and Mildred (Dawson) Campbell. Luke attended Canton schools and later entered the U.S. Army, where he honorably served during the Korean War. Proud to have participated in several battle campaigns, Mr. Campbell received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his acts of bravery. Known as a hard worker, Luther was employed in earlier years by Mansfield University’s security staff and later by the J.P. Ward Foundry and Jones and Brague Mining Co. until his retirement. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, and the V.F.W. Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730 and the William B. Wilson American Legion No. 572, both of Blossburg. He was formerly a long-time member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston. Luke was a great storyteller. He loved hunting and fishing with his best friends, his dad and son. He enjoyed sports, especially watching high school football and baseball. Luther also enjoyed participating with the local military organizations in according military honors to fellow veterans. Surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Michael) Thompson of Blossburg and Christine (Chris) Gitchell of Mansfield; a son, Mark (Julie) Campbell of Morris Run; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert Jr. (Helen) Campbell of Camarillo, Calif., and Dorland (Gay) Campbell of Groverstown, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy (James T.) Massey of Laporte; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene (Linquest) Campbell, in 1983, and a brother, Clair Campbell. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, with the Rev. Ronald Rockwell officiating. His family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, with full military honors accorded. Memorials in Mr. Campbell’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.
CARACCIOLO - Catherine Watkins, 75, of Blossburg died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Galeton, she was the daughter of James and Rachel Caracciolo. She had previously been employed as a telephone operator for Commonwealth Telephone Company for 17 years and had worked at the former Blossburg State Hospital. She retired from Mansfield University in 1991. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, and its altar and rosary society. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the Blossburg Borough Election Board. She was also an avid bingo player. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Arthur Watkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Candy Watkins of Liberty and James and Shari Watkins of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, where a vigil service was also held. A prayer service was held at the funeral home Monday, Dec. 29, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 16 Water St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Wellsboro Gazette, December 31, 1997. MHS 1940
CAREY Debra Herlocher
of Morris Run, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 22, 1954, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of the late Gorden "Glenn" and Dorothy McDermott Carey. Debra was married to James Graham who preceded her in death. She then married Clair Herlocher, who survives, on July 28, 2001. She was a member of the Calvary Mennonite Fellowship Church, Morris Run. She was employed as a nurse for various doctors and health centers throughout Tioga County. Debra was a loving grandmother to her granddaughter, Kelli Graham. Surviving Debra in addition to her husband, Clair, are sons Philip (Mikki) Graham and their daughter Kelli of Blossburg, James Graham of Florida; their paternal grandfather, Philip F. Graham; paternal aunt, Gloria Jones; Kurtis (Anna) Herlocher and their children Eli and Gabriel of Ohio and Kristen Herlocher of North Carolina. Surviving siblings include Beverly Cohick, Margaret Davis, Donna Peffer, Carol Chamberlain, Glenda Sherant, Lois Wandell, Richard Carey, and Karen Harbold. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Carey. Friends will be received Wednesday, April 13, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday at the Calvary Mennonite Fellowship Church, Morris Run from noon until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers; memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Mennonite Fellowship Church, PO Box 25, Morris Run, Pa.16939. Wellsboro Gazette - April 19, 2011
James Franklin CAREY, aged 79 years, of Navoo, died Tuesday April 24, 1951, following an extended illness. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs Charice Wright, Elmira, Mrs Fred Carew, Morris Run, Mrs George Jackson and Mrs Francis Loper, both of Chemung, N.Y. three sons, Seymore, of Gleason, Glenn, of Morris Run, and Phillip, of Covington, Kentucky; one brother, Burke, of Troy; 34 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held at the home of Mrs Carew in Morris Run Friday. Burial in Blossburg and Arbon cemetery.
JOSEPH E. CAREY (1931-2009)
Joseph E. Carey, 73, of Morris Run died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born June 14, 1931, the son of Glenn and Dorothy McDermott Carey. Mr. Carey was married to Shirley Hunter Carey; they would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on Dec. 10. He was employed by Jones and Brague Mining Company and Signor and Sherant Saw Mill, from which he retired. Mr. Carey loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Morris Run; his children, Alyce (Buster) Aumick of Mill Creek, Phillip Carey of Roseville, Tina Pequignot of Covington; Brenda Overpeck, Blossburg, Kim (Jake) Barnes of Morris Run, Diana (Rich) Pequignot of Covington, Brion (Amy) Carey of Blossburg, Lorrie (Mike Tice) Dake of Mainesburg, Sherry Carey of Blossburg, Shelly (Bob) Lee of Morris Run; sisters, Beverly Jean (Marlin) Cohick of Ogdensburg, Donna Peffer of Mainesburg, Margaret (Joel) Davis of Ludlow, Ky., Carol (Reid) Chamberlain of Mainesburg, Lois Wandell of Troy, Glenda (Chet) Sherant of Arnot, Karen (Mervin) Harbold of Morris Run, Deb (Claire) Hurlocher of Morris Run; a brother Richard (Jeanette) Carey of Blossburg; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and a son-in-law, Jeff Pequignot. Friends will be received Sunday Nov. 15, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 13 to November 24, 2009
CARLONE Gianina Elizabeth Carlone
Gianina Elizabeth Carlone, 11, of Blossburg, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012. She was born on Aug. 24, 2000, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Debra S. (Nellis) Choplosky Carlone of Blossburg and Eugene Carlone of Tioga. She had just graduated the sixth grade from the North Penn Junior/Senior High School and enjoyed the Girl Scouts, swimming, band, chorus, riding bike and playing with friends. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mansfield. She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Annette and LaRue Kreger of Wellsboro, Jerry and Linda Nellis of Wellsboro; paternal grandfather, Gustino Carlone of Cherry Hill, N.J.; brothers, Chaelin Choplosky of Lock Haven, Jonas Choplosky of Blossburg, Michael Choplosky of Blossburg, Isaac Choplosky of Tennessee; sisters, Orianna Choplosky of Blossburg, Carrie Miller of Liberty, Rebecca Choplosky of Montrose, Marcie Booth of Montrose, Francee Johnson of Hot Bottom; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Gianina was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Carlone. Friends may call on Friday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the North Penn Junior/Senior High School. Funeral services will follow at noon with Branch President George E. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial contributions may be made to her mother to help with their losses. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. Wellsboro Gazette – June 27, 2012
CARLSON Ann [SRGP 84986] - Mrs. Ann Hilfiger of 322 North Williamson Road, Blossburg died Sunday, January 16, 1977 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg and a retired practical nurse at the former Blossburg State General Hospital where she was employed for 36 years. Surviving are her husband, Richard Hilfiger; sister, Mrs. Shelton Curry of Blossburg; brothers, Fred Carlson of Williamsport, PA and Charles Van Carlson of Blossburg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 1977 with Pastor Guy Camp III officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 19, 1977
CARLSON Edgar A. (Bergen)
Age 78, of Blossburg, Pennsylvania, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born in Harwick, PA on September 2, 1929, the son of Edwin and Effie (Haglund) Carlson. He and his wife, Margaret (Jenkins) were married July 29, 1949. Edgar served as Justice of the Peace in Blossburg (1960-1964), Blossburg Republican Committeeman (1962-1972), Tioga County Republican Party Chairman (1972-1992), Tioga County Treasurer (1966-1985), Delegate to the Republican National Convention (1980) and Pennsylvania State Representative for the 68th District (1984-1992). He was a fifty year member of Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. #350. a member of both the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, the Arnot Sportsmen's Club, and was a lifetime member of the Blossburg Firemen's Association. Edgar was an active member of the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run, where he served on the council for many years. Edgar is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret; three children, James (Jeanne) Carlson, Ann Lee (Ronald) Strong, and Janis (Gary) Glenn; six grandchildren, Jennifer Simons, Eric Strong, Rex Coulter, Sarah Carlson, Rachel Carlson and Brandon Carlson; a great-grandson, Jacob Simons; brother, Herbert Johnson; sisters-in-law, Theresa Carlson and Irene Carlson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Ervin Carlson and Gilbert Carlson. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 27, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run, PA, with the Reverend Raymond Forsythe officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Blossburg Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. #350 will conduct a memorial service from the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Edgar's memory may be made to the Siloa Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 125, Morris Run, PA 16939. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/25/2008 - 6/26/2008.
CARLSON - CURRY
Edith Age 96, longtime resident of Blossburg, PA, diedDecember 18, 2005 at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Morris Run on December 5, 1909, Edith was one of ten children of Edward and Elizabeth (Harr) Carlson. Edith was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed embroidering, reading and crossword puzzles. In addition to caring for home and family, Edith was employed as a cook at the former Blossburg State Hospital for several years. mrs. Curry was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg and in earlier years attended the Swedish Lutheran Church in Morris Run. Surviving are her children, Marion Griswold of Blossburg, John "Jack" Curry of Towanda; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her beloved husband, Sheldon, Edith was predeceased by six brothers and three sisters. Her family invites friends to call 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Blossburg United Methodist Church's Book of Memory, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912, or the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
CARLSON - Edwin G. Carlson, 61, died at his home at Morris Run, August 25, 1954, following an extended illness. Born in Morris Run, he was employed as a miner in Pittsburgh and Morris Run for 42 years. Later he was employed by the Ballard Machine Shop at Covington. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Morris Run Swedish Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife the former Effie Haglund; three sons, Gilbert of Rochester, NY, Ervin of Elmira, NY and Edgar of Blossburg; one stepson, Herbert Johnson Blossburg; three brothers, Walter of Elyria, Ohio and Ralph and Willard of Pittsburgh and five grandchildren. Prayer services were Saturday at the residence with further services in the Swedish Lutheran Church. The Rev. E.E. Ceder officiated and burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954
CARLSON Ethel - Mrs. Ethel Berguson, 56, wife of August Berguson, of Blossburg, died Saturday evening, March 2, 1957, in the Blossburg State Hospital, following a short illness. She was a member of the Blossburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Viel, Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Gustafson, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Dorothy Carlson, Tioga; two brothers, Gilbert Carlson of Omaha, and Richard Carlson of Corning, NY; and three grandchildren. Services were Wednesday in the Blossburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, preceded by a brief prayer service at the home of Mrs.Viel. Burial was in the Blossburg Cemetery [Arbon Cemetery]. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 14, 1957, p.10
CARLSON - MRS. MARY C. OLSON
Mrs. Mary C. Olson, 85, of Blossburg RD 1, died Thursday, November 2, 1972 in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY, following an extended illness. She was born May 23, 1887, in Morris Run, a daughter of John and Bertha Persson Carlson. She was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run, and its Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Genung, of Elmira Heights, NY; two sons, Edward Jr., of Covington, and Carl N., of Blossburg RD 1; a brother, Thomas Carlson, of Elmira, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 1:30 pm Sunday in the church. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Sullivan, her pastor, officiated.
JOHN CARLYLE, 66 of Blossburg, Friday, Feb. 2, 1945. He was a native of Arnot. Survived by brother, LeRoy of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Winifred Kizer of Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Vera Chambers of Johnson City, Mrs. Charles Turner, Modesto, Calif. And Mrs. Edward W. Wilkinson, Uniontown, Pa.; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at home of Mrs. F. H. Carlyle of Blossburg. Rev. Maurice Entwhistle. Arbon Cemetery.
CAVUTO Carmen C
Elmira: age 88, died Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following a brief illness. He was born March 22nd, 1922 in Exeter, PA and raised in West Wyoming, PA. He proudly served his country and was recipient of the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Carmen received a B.S. degree in Music Education from the State College of Mansfield and a Masters' degree of Education from Penn State College. He was an accomplished musician, principal cellist for the Elmira Symphony and orchestra director/string instructor for the Elmira City School district for 18 years, retiring in 1984. Carmen was predeceased by his parents Marino and Concetta Cavuto, a sister Kathleen Cavuto and brother-in-law Francis "Junior" Vroman. He is survived by wife Joan Vroman, his best friend and the love of his life. They were married August 6th, 1949. Carmen is also survived by dear friends Richard and Beverly Moriarty, Susan Padgett and Joanne Skrodenis, brother-in-law Leslie Vroman, sister-in-law Ellen Vroman, niece Sheri Vroman Rainear and nephew Scott Vroman. Calling hours are 3 - 5 p.m. Monday, February 7th, 2011 at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1040 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport. The family will provide flowers. In memory of Carmen, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA in honor of his love for animals, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – February 5, 2011
CHASE - Death of Infant son.
We regret to announce the death of Lewis Dorman Chase, infant son of Mr and Mrs Lewis Chase , of Landrus, aged 15 months, which occurred on Wednesday. Dec.13, caused by measels which developed into convulsions. The funeral services were held at the home of the parents on Saturday, Dec.16. conducted by Rev H.S. Southall, of Blossburg. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
CHILSON Jordan Allen
Infant son of Sarah Jean Smith and Robert Allen Chilson, Jr., diedshortly after birth, Friday, January 11, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. Survivors include maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Ted Johnson of Gillett, PA, Sam Smith of Mansfield, PA, Collette Chilson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert Allen Chilson, Sr. of Towanda, PA; great-grandparents, Clyde and Phyllis Clark, H. Richard Smith, John and Barbara Jean Benninger; great-great-grandmothers, Helen Collins and Faye Ballenger; several aunts and uncles. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2008, in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorials are directed to the Children's Miracle Network or to the March of Dimes. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2008.
CHILSON Jordan Allen
Infant son of Sarah Jean Smith and Robert Allen Chilson, Jr., diedshortly after birth, Friday, January 11, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2008, in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorials are directed to the Children's Miracle Network or to the March of Dimes. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/14/2008.
CHRISTIE EDWINA B. NORMAN
Edwina B. Norman, age 70 of Arnot, died Saturday December 29, 1973 at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg. She is survived by one son, Niles Norman of Upper St. Clair, Pa.; four grandchildren; brother, Russell Christie of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Victor Erickson of Jamestown, NY, Mrs. Margaret Blair of Williamsport, Pa., Miss Jennie Christie of Blossburg, Pa. She was born June 25, 1903 in Landrus, Pa. the daughter of Robert and Janet Simpson Christie. She is the widow of Leon Norman.
CLARK Elmer [SRGP 9276] - Elmer Clark, aged 72 years, of Blossburg,died Tuesday at 9 a.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sara Alice Clark; five daughters, Mrs. Ed. Owens and Mrs. Ed. Morgan, of Blossburg; Mrs. George Morgan, of Sylvania; Mrs. Ambrose Mason, of Covington, and Mrs. Harley Connelly, of Elmira; three sons, Elmer Clark, Jr., of Covington; George Clark and Will Clark, of Elmira; 27 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Oliver Rumsey, of Troy. The funeral was held Friday at the Baptist church in Blossburg, Rev. Thomas Trevor officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 1, 1930, p.7
CLARK - George D. Clark, one of the best known men of Blossburg, died April 27, (1924) after a long illness. He was born in Blossburg Mar. 19, 1856 and had lived there all his life, except for a short time when he made Covington his house. The decedent was a former Burgess of Blossburg and served on the Borough Council. He was appointed Postmaster of Blossburg by President Taft and served one term. For many years he was the director of the Miners National Bank. He was a member of the Bloss Lodge, No. 350 F&AM; Williamsport Conservatory and Ismalia Shrine of Buffalo. Funeral Services were held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Howard S. Kiess and Miss Grace Clark of Blossburg; Mrs. J.R. Logan of Lancaster, NY and Mrs. J. Frank Parsons of Binghamton, and a son Paxton Clark of Buffalo. - Wellsboro Demarcate, Wednesday, 7 May 1924 Note from Georgia Evans - Buried at Arbon Cemetery
CLEMENT May Turner – Mrs. May Clement Turner, aged nearly 45 years, wife of Thomas H. Turner, died yesterday morning about 5 o’clock at her home in the W.S. Mitchell block on Main street, after an illness of only a few days, of pneumonia. She was taken ill last week Tuesday, but was not alarmingly ill until Friday. Mrs. Turner was a daughter of the late David and Mary David Clement and she was born February 19, 1873. On September 12, 1894, she was married to Thomas H. Turner, who survives her, with their son, Maxwell. Mrs. Turner’s father, the late David Clement, who had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Turner in Wellsboro for the past ten years, died Sept. 13, 1917, at the Blossburg hospital. Besides her husband and son, Mrs. Turner is survived by four sisters and one brothers, Mrs. S.G. Hall, of Portage, Pa., Mrs. Harry a. Bartlett, of New York city; William H. Clement, of Vintondale, Pa.; Mrs. Mark Arnold, of Blossburg, and Miss Ethel Clement, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Turner was a member of the Methodist church of Wellsboro, and was beloved by all who knew her. The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the Agitator went to press. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918
CLOOS - MRS. LUELLA P. TURNER
Mrs. Luella P. Turner, 93, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Jun?? 23, 1965 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1872 in Chatham Township, a daughter of Philip and Philia Love Cloos. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, a charter member of the Mary packer Rebekah Lodge and a past Nobel Grand of the lodge, a member of the WCTU and of the Francilla Club of Wellsboro. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Edytha Keeney of Wllsboro; one stepson, Maxwell Turner of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; one grandson, Jerry Keeney of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro with Rev. Gordon I. Abrams officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Rebekah service will be held Friday evening at 7:30.
MICHAEL JOHN COLAVITA: Rev. John Shypulefski officiated at funeral services held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Auld Funeral Home for Michael John Colavita, age 3 years old of 243 S. Williamson Rd., Blossburg who died unexpectedly Friday, the 24th at the Williamsport General Hospital. Born Feb. 22, 1970 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Mary Catherine Odom and Michael Colavita. Other survivors include a sister, Debra Lynn Colavita of Blossburg, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Odom, and Mrs. Rose Colavita, paternal grandmother. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.
Colavita, Michael John, age 3, of 243 S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA suddenly Friday, August 24, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Ault Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service there Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial, Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Survived by father, Michael Colavita of Baltimore, Md.; mother, Mrs. Mary Katherine Colavita of Blossburg, PA; sisters, Debra Lynn Colavita of Blossburg, PA; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Odom of Blossburg, PA; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Colavita of Elmira.
COLES Sara L- Mrs. T.J. Mooers, died at her home in Blossburg on April 10th (1906) after many years of poor health. Her husband, two sons, John and Samuel, both of Blossburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Gould, of Tacoma, Washington, survive her. Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Price officiating, assisted by Rev. D.T. Williams. - Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, 18 April 1906, Pg. 5 Note from Georgia Evans - Mrs. T.J. Mooers was Sara L. Coles
CONNELL, Patrick - Patrick Connell, aged 40 years died at his home Saturday morning of Bright’s disease. He is survived by two sisters and four brothers. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at St. Andrew’s church. Rev. M.J. Kelly celebrated requiem mass; burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Blossburg. Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September 1919. (page 3)
CONNELL, Patrick - Patrick Connell, aged 49 years, of Arnot, died of Bright’s disease Saturday morning about three o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Purcell, on Tioga street. The remains were taken to Blossburg for funeral and interment Monday morning. Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September, 1919. (page 5)
COOK Martha C. Greenfield
96, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Born April 29, 1916, in Fallbrook, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Martha Hatherill Cook. Martha married Robert Greenfield July 26, 1942, at The First United Methodist Church of Blossburg, where she was a member until her passing. Her husband died April 2, 2006. Surviving is her daughter, Donna and her husband Daniel Neimond, Lewisburg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Christine and her husband Mohammed Zubairu, Elkins Park, Pa. and Kevin Neimond, Denver, Colo. and a great-granddaughter. Martha was also preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Greenfield and brothers and sisters. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday Dec. 29 from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michelle Somerville will officiate the service. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will provide the flowers and memorial donations may be made to The First United Methodist Church, 108 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA 16912. Williamsport Sun Gazette – December 28, 2012
LAWRENCE (TONY) CUDA age 56 of R.D. 1, Liberty, Pa. suddenly May 23, 1977 at his home. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. Richard Eben officiating. Burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by wife, Irene Urbon Cuda at home; daughters, Mrs. Carol Wojcik, Blossburg, Pa., Mrs. Donna Levandoski, Blossburg, Pa., Miss Tanya Cudo at home; four grandchildren; brothers, Charles Cudo, Lawrenceville, Pa., Frank G. Cuda, Wellsboro, Pa. and Stanley Cudo of Florida. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1977
CUDA - Funeral services for Michelle Lynn Predmore, 54, of Hilham, were conducted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Earl Alverson officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg, PA at a later date. Mrs. Predmore died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her home surrounded by her husband and family after a long battle with cancer. Born March 4, 1955 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank G. Cuda and Ann J. Snyder. She attended Unity of the Cumberlands Church. She worked at Kroger’s of Cookeville since 1999. She loved gardening, motorcycle riding, playing piano, nature and no critter came to her door that she didn’t take care of. She was an avid poet and writer. She was a loving wife and homemaker. Survivors include her husband of over 11 years, Don Predmore (whom she married June 27, 1997 in Nashville, TN); step-sons Don Predmore, III and friend Jennifer of Langhorn, PA, George Allen (Jennifer) Predmore of Yardley, PA, and Todd C. (Melissa) Weaver of New Tripoli, PA; 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Sherry Bodine and friend Chuck Swimelar and Suzanne and Richard Niles, all of Wellsboro, PA, Mary and Michael Ditchfield of Trout Run, PA, and Patricia and Bart Langemeier of Red Lodge, MT; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Frank and Judy Cuda of Levittown, PA, and Mark Cuda of Talkeetna, AK; step-mother Mary Jane Cuda of Mesa, AZ; 8 grandchildren; father- and mother-in-law, Don, Sr. and Thelma Predmore; brother- and sister-in-law, Ken and Mary Predmore all of East Stroudsburg, PA; 13 nieces and nephews; 6 great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center % Gift Processing-Melanoma Program, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN 37235-7727. Special care provided by Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. - Mansfield Gazette, March 18, 2009
CUDA - Memorial Mass for Michelle Cuda Predmore -- Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Michelle’s life on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro, with the Rev. John J. Chmil, Celebrant. Michelle was born March 4, 1955, in Wellsboro, to the late Frank G. Cuda and Ann J. Snyder. She died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at her home in Hilham, Tenn., surrounded by her husband, Don and family. Michelle was just 54 years old and battled malignant melanoma with gusto and grace. She was an old soul and beautiful flower child of the sixties in an 80’s body. She loved to play classical musical on the baby grand or the old upright, wrote poetry, rode the Harley, quoted Jagger/Stones lyrics when she got on a rant and “would rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.” Join with members of the Predmore and Cuda families in remembering the LIFE AND BEAUTY of Michelle, a loving wife, sister and friend. - Mansfield Gazette, April 15, 2009
CURRY –MARION GRISWOLD, 82, lifelong resident of Blossburg, PA, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Marian was born in Blossburg on April 19, 1932, a daughter of the late Shelton and Edith (Carlson) Curry. A 1950 graduate of Blossburg High School, Marian also attended Lycoming College. She was the wife of Douglas Griswold, who died on April 18, 1995, and the mother of four boys. Marian enjoyed her work as Administrative Director with HUD, Bradford and Tioga County's Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for over 40 years until retiring. "The golden rule" was her guide through life and she will be lovingly remembered for a supportive nature and her empathy for others, especially the elderly. Marian was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her home, landscaping, flowers and gardening as well as traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Jeffery (Joann) Griswold of Dallas, PA, Steve Griswold of Woodbridge, NJ, Lancz (Lee Ann) Griswold of Howell, NJ and Rock (Jennifer) Griswold of Jersey Shore; seven grandchildren, Emily, Alexandra, Kira, Ethan, Lyndsey, MacGuire and Sadie; a brother, John "Jack" Curry of Towanda. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Pastor Michele Somerville and Rev. John Shypulefski will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. following visitation. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Marian's name to the Blossburg U.M. Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/24/2014
DAVAILUS Anne M. Shearer
Age 74, of S. Main St., Horseheads, died Mon. Apr. 25, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Anne was born to Adam and Pauline Davailus on May 29, 1936 in Ledgedale, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, William K. Shearer in 1997. She is survived by her daughters, Lynette (John) Kay of Blossvale, NY, Darla Shearer of Branchville, NJ; grandchildren, Kyle and Alaina Lackey; brothers and sister, George and Stanley Davailus, Elizabeth Davailus; sister-in-law, Sylvia Waterman of Horseheads. She was also predeceased by several other siblings. Anne loved her family and special time spent with friends. Anne along with her husband owned and operated Shearer's Corner in Horseheads for many years. She also worked for several years at Macy's Department Store. At her request there will be no prior services. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
DAVIS – Mrs. John J. HUGHES died at her home in Blossburg, Pa., last Sunday morning after a protracted illness. Mrs. Hughes’ maiden name was Ella DAVIS. She was born in Cherry Flats and was one of a family of seven children, she being the only survivor. In 1870 she married John J. HUGHES, of Blossburg who died in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. HUGHES built their home in Blossburg and spent practically all their married life in that place. Four children were born to them—Edith, deceased; Dr. W. L. HUGHES who is a children’s specialist and is located in Indiana Harbor, Chicago, Ill.; T. L. HUGHES, foreman in the production department of a large canning factory in Pittsburgh, and Miss Mae HUGHES, who is one of the most valued teachers in Blossburg High School. Mrs. HUGHES was a life long member of the Welsh Congregational Church and has been a much loved and respected member of the community. The funeral services were held at the HUGHES home on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. Buried in Arbon Cemetery. 1928 May 31st, Wellsboro Gazette +++
DAVIS – Dr. Frederick G. Davis, a retired dentist of 6640 Sprague St., Philadelphia, formerly of Blossburg, died at his home on Saturday, March 4, 1961. He was 85. Before going to Philadelphia, Dr. Davis practiced dentistry on Main St., Blossburg for many years. He was born in Morris Run, the son of George and Sarah Ann Tipton Davis. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Philadelphia. He was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School, class of 1893, and of the Medico-Chi College and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the U of P Alumni Assn. He also was a member and past master of Bloss Lodge No. 350, F & AM, the Coudersport Consistory, Kalurah Temple, Royal Arch Commandery No. 296 of Mansfield and the Penna. Dental Society. Surviving is his wife, the former Elizabeth Hower. Services were held at 11 AM at Auld’s Funeral Home, Blossburg. Rev. Charles Ramp, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Officers and members of the Bloss Lodge conducted Masonic services at 8 PM on Tuesday. – Mansfield Advertiser, 8 March 1961, p.5
J. Harry DAVIS
J. Harry Davis, died in Elmira, NY, on June 15. He was born in Owego, NY, February 29, 1869 and in the same year removed to Blossburg with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.L. Davis. In 1892 he married Miss Nellie Clemons and removed to Newberry, Conn., and later to Elmira, where he resided until his death. Mr. Davis was a member of the Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM, of Elmira, and of Cashmere Grotto, No. 11. M. O. V. P. He was also a member of the Grotto Band. Funeral services in charge of Bloss Lodge No. 350 F&AM, where held at the home of his parents, in Blossburg on June 18; burial in Arbon cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, June 28, 1922)
DAVIS –MRS. RUTH DAVIS AMES, wife of Alfred Ames died Wednesday afternoon, Apr. 2, 1941 at the Blossburg State Hospital one hour after admission. She had been ill for several months and a former patient at the hospital. Mrs. Ames was born in Arnot 48 years ago, the daughter of John and Rose Hatnaway Davis. She had resided in Blossburg since a child. She is survived by her husband; seven daughters, Margaret, Edith and Irene at home; Mrs. Charles Shamonski of Blossburg; Mrs. Mildred Loomis and Miss Alice Ames of Elmira and Roxanna of Wellsboro; two sons, Fred and Alfred at home. The body was removed to the McCabe Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. H. Barton VanVliet, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/1/41
DEAN - Paul Dean, 32, of Blossburg, Pa., died Saturday evening August 7, 1954. He was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Co. in Carbondale, Ill. He is survived by mother, Mrs. Anna Jones Dean of Blossburg; aunts and uncles, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson and Mr. & Mrs. William Jones of Blossburg, Mr. & Mrs. Grant Jones of Covington, Pa., and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Burns of Buffalo; several cousins. Funeral was Wednesday with the Rev. Maurice Entwistle of the Blossburg Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. William B. Wilson Post, American Legion and Supreme Sacrifice Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Blossburg conducted the military honors at the grave. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954
DEROW Joseph – Joseph DeRow, aged 87 years 6 months and 19 days, a highly respected resident of Blossburg, died suddenly last week Monday morning. Mr. DeRow located in Blossburg in 1865 and had resided there since. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the resident of his nephew, H.H. Roberts; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. Mrs. Lucy Howe, of Blossburg, is a sister of the deceased. Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918.
JAMES DECKER, 85, for many years a resident of Blossburg, Pa., died Friday, June 3, 1938 at the family home after an extended illness. Mr. Decker had recently returned after spending the winter in Corning with his daughter, Mrs. Donald Todine. His condition became acute several days ago. His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Decker of Blossburg; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Todine of Corning and a son, Henry Decker of Blossburg. Funeral Monday afternoon. The Rev. Ford Crippen, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/4/1938
DEGENEFFE - MADELINE R. BROOKS
The funeral was Saturday for Mrs. Madeline R. Brooks, of Blossburg, who died early Wednesday, October 25, 1972, after she was struck by truck on Route 287, five miles north of Salladasburg. She was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Brussels, Belgium, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Degeneffe. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Ann Marie Jones, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Miss Sandra Brooks, of Rochester, NY, and two grandchildren. A private funeral was held Saturday at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Kenneth A. Burket, a United Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
MILLARD M. (MIKE) DIEHR, 87, Blossburg died February 5, 1996 at home. He was born October 21, 1908 in Blossburg, a son of Arthur F. and Alice Sheffer Diehr. Mr. Diehr was the owner and operator of the former Diehr House, Blossburg; was a member of the United Methodist Church, Blossburg; a fifty year member of the Blossburg American Legion; William B. Wilson Post 572; past Commander of the Blossburg VFW Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730; a member of the Bloss Lodge #350 F.&A.M.; was a World War II Army veteran; was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include; bothers-in-law, John Swanson, Blossburg, Thomas Swanson, Cherry Hill, MD; sister-in-law, Margaret Diehr, Elmira, NY; nephews, Robert and Thomas Diehr, both of Pine City and Richard Diehr, Elmira, NY; and cousins, Margie Shaff, Elmira and Helen Ulf, Rochester, NY; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elin Swanson on January 20, 1981, whom he married on February 10, 1942. Funeral services will be held at the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg February 8 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Archie Cruikkshank officiating. Interment was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Donations in Mr. Diehr’s name may be made to the Blossburg VFW Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730, 138 N. Williamson, Rd., PO Box 131, Blossburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel 12/8/1996
Age 93, died Sunday, February 27, 2005, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Miss Ditchburn, a daughter of John W. and Harriet Watkins Ditchburn, was born May 28, 1911, at Arnot, PA. She was predeceased in death by her parents; a brother, John; and sisters, Margaret Ditchburn and Irene MacBlane. A 1930 graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, now Mansfield University, she was a longtime elementary teacher, beginning in 1930 in Arnot and later at the Blossburg Elementary School, where she retired in 1973. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Blossburg, PA. She is survived by several cousins, including Mrs. Frank Sillman, Miss Dorothy Watkins and Mr. Andrew Watkins; as well as Special Friends, Mrs. Agnes Kuster, Miss Laura Sechrist and Mrs. Anita Wood. Calling hours will be at the Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m., the Reverend Jason Guillaume officiating, with burial at the Arbon Cemetery. Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
DOMINIKOSKI - FLEMING, Irene
Age 86, of Blossburg, died Monday in Carlisle, PA. She was the widow of Charles Fleming. Survived by a daughter, Sandra (Leslie) Vroman; 5 grandchildren, Renee (David) Wesner, John (Barb) Hotalen, Dean Morgan II, Tonya (John) Ake, and Brian Morgan; six great-grandchildren, Amber Wesner, Mickala Pariso, Elizabeth and Rebecca Morgan, Abby Ake, Miranda Hotalen; sisters-in-law, Agnes Kuster and Clara Dominikoski; and nephew, Michael Merrick. Calling hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Blossburg's St. John Neumann Church. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2009
DOMINIKOSKI - Irene Fleming, 86, of Blossburg, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Forest Park Nursing Home, Carlisle. Born in Morris Run, Nov. 21, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Hedwig Dominikoski. She was the widow of Charles Fleming. Irene was a member of Saint John Newmann Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, also the Sebring Grange. Mrs. Fleming was a retiree of J.P.Ward Foundry, Fleming's Ceramics, and Fleming's Blueberry Farm. Survived by her daughter, Sandra (Leslie) Vroman; five grandchildren, Renee (David) Wesner, John (Barb) Hotalen, Dean Morgan II, Tonya (John) Ake, and Brian Morgan; six great-grandchildren, Amber Wesner, Mickala Pariso, Elizabeth and Rebecca Morgan, Abby Ake, Miranda Hotalen; sisters-in-law, Agnes Kuster and Clara Dominikoski; and nephew, Michael Merrick. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Blossburg's St. John Neumann Church. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Williamsport Sun Gazette - July 14, 2009
DOUMAUX – Mrs. Virginia DOUMAUX HERON widow of Samuel HERON, of
Blossburg, died after a short illness May 21, at her home in Lawrence,
Mass. Mrs. HERON was born in Charleston, daughter of Bertrand and
Virginia THOMAS DOUMAUX natives of France.
She was a teacher in the schools of Tioga County for some time. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. HERON resided at Antrim and Fall Brook, where Mr. HERON served as superintendent for the Fall Brook Coal Company. Later they removed to Blossburg were Mr. HERON died in 1907. Mrs. HERON later joined her younger son Rev. R. A. HERON in Chicago and Neenah Menasha, Wis., where he accepted rector ships for several years. For the past 13 years Mrs. HERON had been a resident of Lawrence, Mass. Prominent in church activities she was beloved by hosts of friends in the parishes were she resided. She is survived by two sons, the Right Rev. Raymond A. HERON of Boston, and James D. HERON of Blossburg, and the following nephews and nieces, Stuart Y. DOUMAUX and Mrs. Florence V. DOUMAUX of Wellsboro; Mrs. S. T. NIVLING and Lincoln DOUMAUX, of Rochester, and Louis DOUMAUX, of Jersey Shore. Services were conducted Tuesday by Rev. H. H. GILLIES of Mansfield, at her son’s home in Blossburg; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. 1938 May 26th, Wellsboro Gazette +++
DRYBURGH - OGDEN Anna L.
Formerly of Covington, diedpeacefully Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Sunrise Terrace, Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Anna celebrated her 86th birthday Friday, October 19th. Born in Arnot, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith Norman Dryburgh. Anna and her husband, Charles M. Ogden, celebrated 50 years of marriage; he preceded her in death on December 4, 1995. She was formerly employed at Ward Foundry, Blossburg; Blossburg State Hospital laundry; Billards Manufacturing, Covington; Mergenthaler Linotype, Wellsboro; and finally retiring at the age of 80 from Mansfield Comfort Inn. Anna loved dinners and dancing with her many wonderful friends, as well as her numerous pets over the years. Anna was the loving mother of Norma (John) Martin, Ginger (Denny) Kurzejewski, all of Mansfield, Robert (Melissa) Ogden, South Williamsport, and to Garry Lee Ogden who preceded her in death November 1994. She was a proud grandmother of Chris, Todd, Marissa, and Tiffany Ogden, Tim Martin, Melanie Shaut, Jeff Kurzejewski, Lauren, Logan and Evan Ogden. She was a proud great-grandmother to Megan Garrison, Taylor, Garri Lee, and Amanda Ogden, Tanner M. York, and Liam Shaut and Cade Kurzejewski. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Anna was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Friendship Circle of Blossburg, Mansfield VFW and Wellsboro Moose Lodge. Family and friends will be received Sunday, October 28, 2007, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, Blossburg with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be directed to: Valley View Nursing Center, Anna L. Ogden Memorial Fund for Sunrise Terrace, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754 or to the United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/27/2007.
DUNSMORE – The remains of the late Alexander B. DUNSMORE, who died at his home in St. Benedict, Pa. on the 24th ultimo, were taken to Blossburg for interment last Wednesday. A delegation from Bloss Lodge, F. & A. M., of which the deceased was one of the oldest members, escorted the remains to the residence of Mrs. Myron STRATTON, were funeral services were held; burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, with Masonic honors. Mr. DUNSMORE was a native of Scotland and spent many years in the mining districts of Tioga County. About 20 years ago he went to Clearfield County and for eighteen years had been General Manager for the Peale, Peacock and Kerr Company and allied corporations, with forty-two operations under his supervision. He is survived by five sons—William and Archie, of St. Benedict, Joseph, of Philipsburg; Robert of DuBois; Alexander, of Curwensville, and four daughters, Misses. Anne, Janet, Ida and Agnes at home. Two brothers, Dugald and James DUNSMORE, also survive him. 1910 Feb. 2nd, Wellsboro Agitator
DONALD T. EDDINGS, 73, formerly of Blossburg, and Arnot, died July 11, 1996, in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville, where he lived for eight months. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Born August 9, 1922, in Blossburg, he was the son of Harry James and Gladys Lydia Berry Eddings. Mr. Eddings had been employed by the former Blossburg Hospital and the former Brague Mining Co. During World War II he served with the Army’s Company M, Third Battalion, 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division, and the Ready Reserves during the Korean War. On March 5, 1944, he was wounded and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. This was in Ardennes; The American Defense and American Theater medals and the European-African-Middle East Medal with three battle stars for the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns; the Army Occupation and Good Conduct medals; the Distinguished Unit and Presidential Unit citations; the French Croix de Guerre; Belgium Ordre de la Couronne, Belgium Fourragere; Netherlands Oranger Lanyard; Combat Medic Badge, and the World War II Victory Medial. He was a member of the Blossburg Post 8730; Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Theodore Roosevelt Post 167, American Legion Morris Run. Other memberships included the Blossburg Hillside Rod and Gun Club; the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club; the Whispering Pines Cap and Flint Club; the National Rifle Association and the National Muzzle Loading Riffle Association. He extensively read literature pertaining to wars fought by the US and the history of American Indians and mountain men. He attended local jamborees and enjoyed acting out the part of a mountain man. Surviving are a brother, Harry W.; a sister, Bernice M. Sahm, both of Williamsport; two nieces; the nephews; four great-nephews; six great-nieces; two great-great-nieces. The funeral was held July 21 at Zwicharowski’s Funeral Home, Blossburg. Interment, with full military rites, was in Arbon Cemetery. The family requires memorial contributions be sent to: Tioga Co. Unit of the American Cancer Society, Wellsboro, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
EDDINGS – Miss Martha Eddings, aged 18 years, died at her home in Blossburg last Thursday, after a long illness. She is survived by her father, one sister, Bessie Eddings of Elkland; two brothers, Harry at home and James, who is in China. Funeral services were held Sunday, burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. – Wellsboro Agitator, 13 February 1924
JAMES EDWARDS SR., 74 of Arnot Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1962. He was a member of Arnot Presbyterian Church and the Bloss Lodge, F&AM. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence M. Edwards; daughters, Mrs. Wheeler Kirk of Nelson, Mrs. James Lucas and Mrs. Linn Keyser of Arnot, Mrs. William Ewald of Wellsburg RD 2; sons, James Jr. and Lyle of Arnot, Fred of Silver Creek, N.Y.; brothers, Fred T. of Latrobe, Pa., Jerry of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield and will be removed today to the family home. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William McElwain. Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1992
ELLIOTT Eleanor [SRGP 85547] - Eleanor E. Russell, 85 years of age, of 41 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1986, at home. She was born in Tioga County, the daughter of Arthur Hugh and Eva Mattie Doane Elliott. The death of her husband, Edward E. Russell, Sr., occurred in 1956. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and the Church Guild, and a member of the Columbian Literary Exchange. In the mid 1920's she was employed as an executive secretary for the Elmira Star Gazette, and later was a bookkeeper for the former Morris Farms of Mansfield. During World War II she was very active with the Red Cross Relief. She is survived by a son, Edward C. Russell, Jr., Mansfield; two daughter, Mrs. Margaret R. Falk, Millersville, and Mrs. Barbara R. Williams, Cabin John, Md.; four grandchildren, Richard L. Falk Jr., Edward Falk, Ann Elliott Williams and Gerald K. Williams, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. Rudolph Van der Hiel officiated, and burial was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, was in charge of the arrangements. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 3, 1986
EMMS Emma (SRGP 88034)- Mrs. Emma Childs, 90, of 1052 Davis St., formerly of Morris Run, Pa., died Saturday, August 28, 1954. She was the widow of George Childs and a member of the Methodist Church at Morris Run, Pa. She is survived by sons, Frank Childs of Blossburg, William of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Phoebe Glenright, Blossburg; granddaughter Mrs. Emma Kaminski, Blossburg; great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Charles Wichowski, Elmira. Funeral was Wednesday with burial at Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Lawrence Dunn officiated. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954[Emma Emms, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ann Emms]
EMMS, William [1881-1916] (SRGP 88032)- William Emms of Morris Run, died November 22, of spinal meningitis. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock, November 26, at the Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Russell officiating; burial in the Blossburg cemetery. He is survived by his wife and four small children, the youngest of whom is eight months old. One brother, Walter, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Glenwright and Emma Childs, all of Morris Run, also survive. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 6, 1916, p.2
EMMS Walter (SRGP 88033)- Walter Emms, aged 49 years, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday morning at the home of his sister in Morris Run. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Childs and Mrs. Phoebe Glenwright, of Morris Run. The funeral was held Saturday at the home of Horace Ward at Morris Run, Rev. M.S. Stevenson officiating; burial at Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 28, 1937, p.1
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Feb. 11, 1931, Pg 7
Mrs. Charles Grinnell, formerly of Blossburg, died last Tuesday [2/3/1931] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanley E. Brader, in Scranton. The remains were taken to Blossburg, where services were held Friday afternoon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church; interment in Arbon Cemetery. Mrs. Grinnell, who before her marriage was Miss Anna England, was the widow of Charles Grinnell, for many years one of the leading hardware merchants of Blossburg. Mr. Grinnell died about three years ago. Mrs. Grinnell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. S. E. Brader of Scranton; a son, Frank Grinnell of Scranton; a brother, James Prethero of Ludlow, KY; a sister, Mrs. Harriett Burgess of Binghamton.
ENGLAND Elizabeth - Mrs. Elizabeth England Logan, aged 58 years, wife of William R. Logan, of Blossburg, died on October 15, (1910), after a four-weeks illness. Besides her husband she is survived by three children – Robert E. Logan, superintendent for the Blossburg Coal Company at Arnot, Roy Logan and Miss Gertrude, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive her: Mrs. Emma Roberts of Parsons, Samuel England of Victoria, Va., George England, Mrs. Chas Grinnell, of Blossburg; Mrs. Joseph Richards, of Youngstown, O.; Mrs. Mary Boughton of Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs. Frank Burgess, Mrs. C. E. Burgess, Thomas Prethero, of Antrim; James Prethero of Ludlow, Ky. Mrs. Logan was the daughter of Joseph England and was born at Sugar Valley, Clinton county September 17th 1852. Her parents removed to Blossburg many years ago and the greater portion of her life was spent there and at Arnot. Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Green, of the Methodist Episcopal church and Rev. L.E. Catlin, of the Baptist church, of Blossburg, officiating. A quartet composed of Miss Clark, Mrs. F.H. Stratton, D.R. Evans and James Kerwan sang "O To Be Nothing", "Jesus Lover of My Soul: and "Jesus is Calling" during the services at the house and "Abide with Me" at the services at the grave. The casket bearers were G.D. Clark, Robert Sommerville, William Brooks, Myron Ogden, George Hanwell and William B. Gilmore. The flower bearers were Samuel Landon, Dr. H.B. Kiess, F.S. Hughes, Esq., and Hon. F. R. Smith. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, October 26, 1910
ENGLISH – Mrs. James D. HERON, Mrs. Estella ENGLISH HERON for many years a teacher in the Blossburg Schools, died Thursday, Aug. 22, at her home on North Main Street in Blossburg, after being in ill health for two years. She was the wife of James D. HERON. Mrs. HERON was born at Morris Run, March 5, 1876, daughter of George and Anna DAVIS ENGLISH. She taught in the Blossburg schools after graduation from Mansfield State Normal School. She was an active member of the Blossburg Reading Club and of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Guild, and is survived by her husband and one sister, Lillian ENGLISH, of Blossburg, and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Perry COX, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sunday; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. 1940 Aug 28th, Wellsboro Agitator +++
REV. MAURICE REID ENTWISTLE age 79 of Blossburg, PA, Saturday, October 18, 1986. No visitation hours. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Adams-Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 303 Main St., Blossburg, PA. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin and the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Interment Arbon Cemetery. Survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Maurice and Judy Entwistle of Brussels, Belgium, Dr. Nelson and Eleanor Entwistle of Cap Hill, PA, Donald and Yoon Entwistle of Los Angeles, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and John Berguson of Covington, PA; 2 sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn Collins and Alene and Milton Gunter all of Estill, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Sherwood and Mary Jo Entwistle of Houston, TX; 2 brothers-in-law, David and Benjamin Champion both of Philadelphia, PA; sister-in-law, Mrs. John C. Champion of White Plains, NY; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by wife, Elaine in October 1978 and brother, Ronald. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Blossburg, PA where he officiated for over 20 years. He was a graduate of Colgate University and Eastern Baptist Seminary. He officiated at Church’s in Watsontown, Philadelphia, Morris Run and Blossburg, covering over 50 years. Under his leadership at Blossburg, the congregation completed the present sanctuary. While in this church he received the Rose O’Hall Award as an Outstanding Minister. After retirement, he served as Supply Pastor at various local Churches. Mr. Entwistle was well known and respected throughout the Blossburg community. Memorial contributions may be made to a church of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1986
ESAIAS –GWEN E. ARBOGAST, 73, died April 28, 1991 at her home in Williamsport. Mrs. Arbogast was born November 8, 1917 in Morris Run, a daughter of Thomas and Edith Hall Esaias. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ); the Twilight Chapter O.E.S. #475, Mansfield; The Micah Shrine #28 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Williamsport. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ginny Black, Covington; two sons, Charles Covington; and Walter, Long Beach, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Preston, Canton and Mrs. Phyllis Johnson, New York City; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Arbogast was predeceased by as son Edgar, April 1, 1988. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be conducted at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Williamsport, on Saturday, May 4, starting at 2:00 p.m. by the Order of Eastern Star, the Micah Shrine #28 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and funeral service with Rev. Joseph Newman, pastor of the Garden View Church of Christ, Williamsport, officiating. Interment will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will supply the flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to the Covington Church of Christ, or the Garden View Church of Christ, Williamsport. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ESAIAS, Ioan - [4/4/1861-9/1/1902 tombstone reading] - Morris Run, Sept. 9 - Mr. Ioan Esaias, a well-known resident of this place, suffered a stroke of paralysis on Sunday morning last and died at noon on Monday. The deceased is mourned by all who knew him, as he was a most genial man, open-hearted and generous to a fault. He was born at Trebanog, South Wales, on April 4th, 1861, and came to this country in 1867. He had resided at this place since that time. In 1822 he married Miss Letitia Evans, whom he now leaves a widow, with a family of seven children, whose names are as follows: Catherine, John, Thomas, Letitia, Mary, Bessie and William. The funeral occurred on Wednesday afternoon, services being held at the P.M. church; Rev. W.C. Hall officiating. A special train conveyed the mourners to Blossburg and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery at that place. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1902, p.1
Richard E. ESAIAS, age 58, of Blossburg, Pa., suddenly December 10, 1976 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Monday, December 13, 1976 at 2 p.m. Rev. Guy W. Camp III officiating. Burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
ESSEX – Mrs. Susan M. Mosher, 93, of 58 Pearl Street, died Friday, July 2, 1954 at the Wetherbee Nursing Home where she had been a patient since February. She was born in Liberty June 23, 1861, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Essex. She was the widow of John Mosher who died in 1941. Surviving are one son, Charles D. Mosher of Wellsboro RD3; one granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Yale of Corning, NY and four grandsons, Clayton of Danville; Glen of Selma, Ala.; M-Sgt. Charles B. in the Air Force at Maguire, NJ and Curtis of Wellsboro RD6. Eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Albert J. Gross officiating. Burial was in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954
ROY J. ESTEP, 80, (SRGP 11191) of Mansfield died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in the Bath, N.Y., Veterans Association Medical Center. A retired watchmaker he was an Army veteran of World War II. Born Sept. 7, 1917 in Sylvania, he was a son of Leonard and Florence Cunningham Estep. Surviving are two sons, John R. of Mansfield and Michael R. of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Harold of Elmira, N.Y., and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in 1993. There will be no services. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Arrangements are being handled by Wilston’s, 18 N. Main St.
EVANS Elizabeth Cairns
Mrs. David Cairns, a former resident of Blossburg, died in Baltimore on Tuesday, a telegram being received in Blossburg to this effect on Wednesday. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James Riffle, of Elmira; Miss Mary Cairns, Mrs. Arthur Heritage and Miss Nellie Cairns, all of New York; sons, Frank, William and Fred, of Baltimore, Md.; James, of Tennessee; David, of Mobile, Ala., and John, of Hartford, Conn. Temporary interment will be made in Baltimore, but permanent interment will be made in Blossburg next summer. – Herald - Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Dec. 1919
James D. EVANS
James D. Evans, aged 80 years of Covington, died Sunday, at Sayre. He was a Covington merchant and a member of Friendship Lodge, F & AM of Mansfield, Williamsport Con—tory, Arbon Odd Fellows Lodge of Blossburg, Knights of Phythias Lodge of Arnot, Covington Grange and director of the Tioga County Motor Club. He is survived by his widow, son and daughter. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.; at the Covington Methodist Church, Rev. Paul Fattarusso officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg with Masonic services. (1950)
EVANS –LAURA EVANS HUSTED of Canton, Pa. diedfrom her home on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. Born in Morris Run, Pa., Laura was a daughter of the late William and Louisa Sara Ann (Stokes) Evans. She was the wife of Charles D. Husted who diedon July 27, 2001. Mrs. Husted received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University and was a teacher for two years in Mosherville School's upper grades and then at the North Union School for the first through eighth grades. In 1949, her daughter was born and Laura focused on caring for family and home. She was a life-long member of the North Union Christian Church, served for many years as Secretary/Treasurer of Union Township and was a member of the Union Center Grange. Laura lived an honorable and dignified life, guided by the strength of her character. Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Katharine Husted and Ronald McCarthy; a sister-in-law, Ruth Seymour; cousins, Robert T. (Ella Mae) Evans and their family; and Caroline (Robert) Prevette and their family. In addition to her husband, Charlie, Laura was predeceased by her brother, William Evans. Friends may call from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the North Union Church on Route 414, Tioga County PA. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg with her pastor, Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Laura's name to The North Union Christian Church, c/o Bruce Metzger, Treasurer at 353 Soper Hill Road, Canton, Pa. or to the Mansfield University Foundation at Alumni House, 6 Beecher St. Mansfield, Pa. Arrangements are under the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
EVANS Margaret J Beechey
Mrs. Morgan Beechey died at her home in Morris Run Jan. 20. Besides her husband, she is survived by eleven children. Funeral services were held Thurs. Burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg.
EVANS –MRS. MARY E. HAHN, widow of Charles Hahn, died Wednesday (August 27. 1935) at the family home in Bradford, Pa. Mrs. Hahn for many years was a resident of Arnot and is well known in the community. The funeral was held at Bradford Saturday morning and burial was in Arbon Cemetery here Saturday afternoon Aug. 31, 1935. The Rev. Owen Barrett of the Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Hahn of Bradford; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Farer and three grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/1935
WILLIAM A. EVANS, 79, of Canton diedquietly on Saturday August 17, 1996 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. Born September 7, 1916, in Morris Run, to the late William and Louise (Stokes) Evans. Mr. Evans grew to adulthood on his parents North Union (Tioga County) farm. He attended the North Union School and graduated from Canton High School, class of 1935. He subsequently earned his living as an electrician and a plumber, his meticulous craftsmanship earning him the respect of all who served. Mr. Evans was a lifelong member of Union Center Grange #784 and the Loyal Order of Moose #429, Canton. Devoted to his life partner, Alice Kelly, Mr. Evans spent the last decade caring for her until her death in 1995. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Charles Husted, Canton; his maternal aunt, Esther Stokes, his niece, Katherine Husted, Minneapolis, MN; and his cousins Caroline Davis Prevette and Robert T. Evans. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ, disciples, officiating. Interment will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorials in Mr. Evans’ name made to the charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
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