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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries by Cemetery Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

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Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

 

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by Joyce M. Tice
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Arbon Cemetery Listing 2009

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

IMER, Caroline - MRS. CHARLES CARLSON
 Mrs. Caroline M. Carlson, 77, wife of Charles Carlson, of 343 North Williamson Road, Blossburg died Saturday, November 24, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. She was born at Depew, NY, August 29, 1896, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Imer. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Peppler of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Bernhardt of Massena, NY, and Charles of Lockport, NY.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at Adams', 303 Main St., Blossburg.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Guy W.A. Camp, her pastor, officiated.

JACKSON - Clara Jackson Patterson, 77, of Wellsboro, RD 3, Pa., widow of Milo Patterson, Friday night, Nov. 12, 1954.  She formerly taught in Tioga County schools for nine years and had been secretary of Charleston School Board for 15 years.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Howard Campbell of Wellsboro, Mrs. Kathryn Kennedy of Wellsboro RD 3, Miss Helen Patterson of Welfare Island, N.Y., Mrs. Esther McHuron of East Syracuse, N.Y. and Mrs. Bessie Brown of Prattsburg, N. Y.; son Foster Patterson of Wellsboro RD 3; sister, Mrs. Margaret J. Potter of Palmyra, Mo., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro, where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Marion Finch. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. submitted by grandson, James L.
Patterson.

JENKINS - Edward Jenkins, 74, of Blossburg, died Saturday, Sept 17, 1963. He was a retired miner; member of the American Legion, William B. Wilson Post No. 572 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730, both of Blossburg. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Methodist church. survived by brother, John G. of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. S.J. Marton of Covington RD and Mrs. Earl Bogart of Blossburg. Funeral service with held Monday in Blossburg with the Rev. Charles Ramp officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, September 1963

 

JENKINS –MARGARET J. ‘PEG’ CARLSON, 84, of Blossburg, died July 27, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born November 10, 1929 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of the late John G. Jenkins and Esther (Neal) Jenkins of Wellsboro. Her husband of 58 years, Edgar A. Carlson, preceded her in death on June 24, 2008. Peg was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run. She was also a life member of The Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 Order of Eastern Star. Family and home came first in Peg's life. She will always be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Surviving are three children, James (Jeanie) Carlson of Blossburg, Ann Lee (Ronald) Strong of Morris Run, and Janis (Gary) Glenn of Boise, Idaho; six grandchildren, Jennifer Simons, Eric Strong, Rex Coulter, Sarah Murray, Rachel Carlson and Brandon Carlson; a great-grandson, Jacob Simons; and a sister, Florence B. Gray. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Betty B. Kuzneski. Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 30 at Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. A service by the Eastern Star will be held at 11:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon, officiating will be her pastor Rev. Raymond D. Forsythe. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial donation may be directed to Siloa Lutheran Church, PO Box 125, Morris Run, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/2014

JENNINGS, Lyman S. – Lyman S. Jennings, of Blossburg, died at the Blossburg hospital on Monday, March 10, aged 76 years.  He was born March 2, 1843, in Covington.  He had been in poor health of late and submitted to an operation at the hospital.  The burial took place Wednesday afternoon, Rev. George Stott, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; interment in Arbon cemetery.  He was a veteran of the civil war and was a member of the Brown Post, G.A.R., of Blossburg.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alta Cowley, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Henry Gribben, of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida McIntosh, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Alta Youmans, of Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.

 

JESSUP - GERTRUDE E. ERICKSON
 Mrs. Gertrude E. Erickson, age 76 of S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, November 20, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home (formerly Shaw and Robena) Mansfield, on Friday afternoon. Rev. John Shypulefski officiated.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by husband, Oscar; one son, Harold of Apalachin, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Spencer, Star Route, Mansfield; four grandchildren.  She was a member of the Blossburg Baptist Church and the Blossburg American Legion Auxiliary. She was born June 10, 1896 in Covington Township, the daughter of Judson and Elizabeth Thomas Jessup.

 

ALVIN J. (RASS) JOHNSON, 74, of 32 E. Union St., Canton died Sunday, June 9, 1985 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 10, 1911 at Morris Run, the son of John and Lean Olson Johnson.  He retired as an employee from Swayze Folding Box Co. in 1976.  He was a member of the Silo Lutheran Church, Morris Run.  Alvin and his wife, the former Catherine Arbogast, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 18.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ronald Mix of Canton RD 1; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Anna Marie Johnson of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Olga Haglund and Velma Johnson, both of Blossburg.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center, St., Canton, with the Rev. O. Franklin Johnson, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHNSON Edward Johnson

66, of Morris Run, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.  Born in Rummerfield on Jan. 5, 1947, he was the son of the late Nobel and Hazel Johnson. Ed married the former Debra Holley on Nov. 14, 1981.  He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Viet Nam Era. He retired from Ward Manufacturing. He was a member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post# 167, Morris Run and the Blossburg Fire Department.  Survivors in addition to his wife, Debra of Morris Run are his children, Scott Short and wife Jen of North Carolina, Tracy Short of South Carolina, Marea Thornton and husband Jeff of Mansfield, Mindy Lefelhoc and husband Mark of Mansfield, Shannon Houseweart and husband Wayne of North Carolina, Betty Farr and husband Chris of Morris Run; also four sisters; a brother; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 2, 2013

 

JONES, B. F. B. F. JONES, PROMINENT BLOSSBURG COAL OPERATOR, DIED WEDNESDAY Prominent Blossburg Coal Operator Dies at hospital Last Wednesday Evining - Active in Politics and Masonic Work. Benjamin F. Jones, a highly respected resident of Blosburg, died at the Blossburg State Hospital Last Wednesday evening after a short illness. Mr. Jones was removed to the hospital on Monday for examination, but on Friday he was taken seriously ill and diedlast Wednesday evening. He was born in Blossburg on September 17, 1868, the son of the late Jacob and Rachel Jones. At the age of seventeen he associated himself with his father in the mining of coal. In 1895 he entered the grocery business with the late D. R. Evans, under the name of Evans & Jones and continued for several years. In 1912 he purchased the estate of his father and continued to operate the mine, which is now called the Ben Allan Mine, named for his two sons, Benjamin and Allan. Mr. Jones was an outstanding Mason, being affiliated with Bloss Lodge, F. & A. M., and Zebulun Chapter, R. A. M., of Blossburg, the Williamsport Consistory, Tyadaghton Commandery, Knights Twmplar, of Wellsboro, and Ismalia Temple Shrine of Buffalo. He was also a member of the Tyoga Country Club, the Leetonia Hunting Club and the Blossburg Chamber of Commerce, and Corey Creek Golf Club, of Mansfield. Active in political affairs, he was a staunch Republican. He served as a delegate to the first state convention of the Progessive Party at Harrisburg several years ago. He was a member of the Welsh Congregational Church. On Junuary 7, 1914, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Burgesa of Antrim. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Benjamin F. Jr., and Allan, also three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Williams, of Lansford; Mrs. Edward Miller, of Sharon, PA; Mrs. Matthew Blair, of Ocean Grove, N. J.; three brothers, Thomas E. Jones, of Duluth, Minn; Francis I. Jones, Washington, D. C.; Jacob Jones, of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of the Masonic order. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

JONES, Elizabeth -  MRS. ELIZABETH LEWIS, 82, widow of Alfred Lewis, Blossburg Saturday, May 11. 1946.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Frank Clunk, Elmira and Mrs. Layrence Guerney, Blossburg; sons, Lee Lewis, Painted Post and Lewis Lewis, Cleveland; three grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home.  Rev. Dwight Loder.  Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/1946

GRANT B. JONES
Grant B. Jones, age 69 of Covington died Monday, Sep-tember 4th, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by wife, Martha El-lenberger Jones; sister, Mrs. Anna Dean of Blossburg; stepsons, Dean Clark of Oswego,, N.Y., and Douglas Clark of Stryker, Ohio; nine grandchil-dren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Adams Fun-eral Home, Blossburg. The Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiated, Burial was In Arbon Cemetery.

ISAAC L. JONES
FORMER RESIDENT OF THIS PLACE DIED Monday afternoon (July 4, 1932) at Bridgeport, Conn.  The body will be brought to Blossburg and removed to the home of his brother, Benjamin F. Jones on Granger Street where the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. George Wessling, pastor of the congregational Church, will officiate.  Interment will be made in the family plot in Arbon Cemetery.  Mr. Jones was born in Blossburg, the son of Jacob and Rachel Jones, resident of this place for many years.  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. David Williams, Lansford, Pa.; Mrs. E. R. Miller, Sharon, Pa. and Mrs. Matthew Blair of Asbury Park and four brothers, Jacob of Los Angeles, Frances, Washington, D.C.; Thomas, Duluth, Minn. And Benjamin, Blossburg.  –Elmira Advertiser 7/7/1932

 

JONES, John F. – John F. Jones, an aged and respected resident of Blossburg, died at his home on South Main street last Wednesday morning, after an illness of several weeks of pneumonia.  He was one of the oldest members of Arbon Lodge, No. 489, I.O.O.F. of Blossburg.  The funeral was held Saturday in charge of Arbon Lodge; burial in Arbon cemetery.  Mr. Jones is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Lloyd and Mrs. Margaret Pritchard, both of Blossburg.    Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919

 

ROBERT M. JONES, 80, Blossburg, PA died February 22, 1996, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Mr. Jones was born February 11, 1916 in Wellsboro, a son of Morton F. and Harriet Stone Jones.  He was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy; was very active in a number of community organizations and served on many of their boards.  Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Marion McEwan; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert M. and Cynthia Jones, Jr., Bluefield, VA; daughter, Carol J. Bond, Blossburg; five grandchildren, Marlon and (Thomas) Corsaro, York, Robert and (Carolyn) Bond, Morgantown, WV and Alexa, Jeremy and Maggie Jones, Bluefield, VA; one great-granddaughter, Lily Corsaro, York; and one brother, Morton F. Jones, Jr., Scotch Plains, NJ.  The funeral and committal services were held February 24 from the William Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, officiating.  Interment was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Memorial donations in Mr. Jones’ name may be made to the Blossburg United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg or to the Blossburg Memorial Library, 30y Main St., Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CLYDE M, KEAGLE
Clyde M. Keagle, 83, of Arnot, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, I972, at his home.
He was born March 28, 1889, in Arnot, a son of Charles and Elnora Ridge Keagle. Mr. Keagle was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. A retired blacksmith Mr. Keagle delivered mail daily to shut-ins and elderly people in the Arnot area. Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Lawson, three sisters, Mrs. Alice Lawson and Mrs. Frances Fleming, both of Blossburg, and Mrs. Anna Ro-bena, of Arnot; two brothers, Russel, of Blossburg, and Wesley, of Arnot, and three grand-children. The funeral was held Friday, at Shaw and Robena’s, 18 North Main Street, Mans-field, Burial was In Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Frank Donaldson, his pastor, officiated.

KOHLER –HELEN MACBLANE, 83, of Morris Run, died March 29, 2005.  Born on Sept. 21, 1921, a daughter of Stephen and Christina Kohler.  As a teen, Helen moved to Canton and during World War II, she worked as an operator for Canton Telephone Co.  In 1945 she married James MacBlane and they shared 48 loving years until his passing in 1993.  Helen’s faith in Christ guided her life.  She was a caring woman, never having a bad word against anyone.  Her love for family and home gave her much happiness and a special place in her heart was held for all her grandchildren.  She was a member of Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton.  Surviving are her children, Marilyn (Lawrence) Gilbert of Canton, James Jr. (Joan) MacBlane of Blossburg and Thomas MacBlane (Susan Perry) of Morris Run; four grandchildren; James and Kimberly Gilbert and Lauren and Katherine MacBlane; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie Renee and Brittany Ann Gilbert.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. David McIntire officiating.  Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Memorials may be made to Calvary Alliance Chapel, RR 2 Box 2112, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KOHLER - Ralph E. Kohler, 58, of 302 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, August 25, 1975 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Buffalo, NY, following a lengthy illness. Born in New Cumberland on May 1, 1917, he was a son of Walter and Anna Kohler. He was employed by J.P. Ward Foundry. Mr. Kohler was a veteran of World War II. His wife, the former Agnes Hall, died on June 26. Surviving are a son, Gary, of Blossburg; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Taylor of New Cumberland, and Mrs. Linda Vulatic of Middletown and 4 grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 29, 1975 at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. John Shypulefski, a Baptist minister, officiated - Wellsboro Gazette, September 4, 1975

KRAUSE – Kenneth Charles Krause, 78, of Wellsboro, formerly of Painted Post, NY, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the Carleton Care Home in Wellsboro. Kenneth was born June 3, 1928 in Wellsboro, the son of Neil and Mabel Stradley Krause. He was a World War II United States Air Force veteran; a lifetime member of the Corning VFW, having served as the quartermaster; enjoyed working their bingo’s for many years; and was the team captain of area bowling leagues. Kenneth is survived by his mother, Mabel Stradley Krause of Blossburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura (Thomas) Rose of Wellsboro; four sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen (Bonnie) Krause of Soldotna, Ark., Col. Lawrence (Marie) Krause of Germany, David Krause of Corning, NY, Michael (Debbie) Krause of Washington; grandchildren, Martha (Charlie) Lowe, Daniel (Rachael) Rose, Matthew Fay, Keri (Dennis) Dimmig, Gregory Krause, Brian Krause, Erick Krause, Kevin (Stacy) Krause, Lisa, Virginia (David) Barber, Erin (William) Taylor, Allison Krause, Miranda Krause, Grace Krause; several great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar (Alice) Krause of Hemlock, NY, Neil Krause Jr. of Blossburg, Allen (Mary Ann) Krause of Rochester, NY, William (Judy) Krause of Blossburg. A daughter, Kaymi Taylor, a son, Keith Krause; a great grandson, Andrew Cooper Lowe; and his father, Neil Krause, preceded him in death. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, June 13 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the viewing at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg with full military honors presented by the Corning VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Krause Memorial Scholarship Fund, Corning VFW, 281 Baker St., Corning, NY 14830 – Mansfield Gazette, June 7, 2006, p.6A

KRAUSE Kenneth Charles Age 78, of Wellsboro, PA, and formerly of Painted Post, NY, died on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at the Carleton Care Home in Wellsboro, PA. Kenneth was born on June 3, 1928 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Neil and Mabel (Stradley) Krause. Kenneth was a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Corning VFW having served as the Quartermater, enjoyed working their Bingo's for many years and was the team captain of area bowling leagues. Kenneth is survived by his mother, Mabel (Stradley) Krause of Blossburg, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Thomas Rose of Wellsboro, PA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Bonnie Krause of Soldotna, AK, Col. Lawrence and Marie Krause of Germany, David Krause of Corning, NY, Michael and Debbie Krause of Washington; grandchildren, Martha (Charlie) Lowe, Daniel (Rachael) Rose, Matthew Fay, Keri (Dennis) Dimmig, Gregory Krause, Brian Krause, Erick Krause, Kevin (Stacy) Krause, Lisa, Virginia (David) Barber, Erin (William) Taylor, Allison Krause, Miranda Krause, Grace Krause; several great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar and Alice Krause of Hemlock, NY, Neil Krause Jr. of Blossburg, PA, Allen and Mary Ann Krause of Rochester, NY, William and Judy Krause of Blossburg, PA. A daughter, Kaymi Taylor; a son, Keith Krause; a great-grandson, Andrew Cooper Lowe; and his father preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, with the Rev. Robert Greer officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA, with Full Military Honors presented by Corning VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Krause Memorial Scholarship Fund, Corning VFW, 281 Baker St., Corning, NY 14830.

 

KREGER Dorothy Olson

age 89, of 201 Blake Rd., Blossburg, died Thursday August 25, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 2, 1922, one of twelve children of the late Fred and Flossie Repard Kreger. Dorothy married Carl "Duke" Olson September 24, 1948; he preceded her in death March 9, 2002. Mrs. Olson helped her husband "Duke" on the farm they owned, known as Olson Egg Farm. She was a lifelong member of Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Surviving is a son, Carl Olson Jr., Blossburg; daughters, Sandra Olson, Blossburg, Betty Mahosky and son-in-law Guy, Mansfield, Karen Rainey and son-in-law James, Linden, Lisa Miller and son-in-law Robert, Roseville, eight grandchildren, Carl (Lynette) Olson III, Christopher Olson, Heather Mahosky, Carissa Mahosky, Nathaniel (Ashlee) Miller, Brock (Nicole) Miller, Blake Miller, and Michael Olson, a great- grandson, Bentley James Miller; a sister, Mary Isaacson, Blossburg, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, August 28th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday August 29th from the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run at 2 p.m. with Rev. Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. Burial will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Donations may be directed to Siloa Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 125, Morris Run, PA 16939.   Star Gazette – August 27, 2011

 

KROUSE   The Wellsboro Gazette Thursday, September 4, 1941
Mrs. Amelia(Emilie) Schultz, 67 of Blossburg, widow of Herman Schultz died at 6 a.m., Sunday, Aug 31 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Joseph Ballenger, at Aberville, S.C.  Mrs. Schultz left Blossburg Aug. 26 to visit her daughter and was sick three days before her death.  She came to Blossburg in 1907 from Germany and was a member of Advent church and former member of the Methodist church.  Surviving are five daughters, Martha of Canandaigua, N. Y. ., Mrs. Lena Brown of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Mabel Powell of Endicott, N.Y., Mrs. Bertha Naylor of Blossburg, Mrs. Ballenberger; four sons, Alfred, George and Clarence, all of Blossburg.  Arthur of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hutcheson(?), of Manty(?)- Clo(?) and Mrs. Anna Teller of Patton, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to Blossburg Monday and funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday at the family home with Rev Ford Crippen(?) Methodist pastor, officiating, burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.

 

LAMBERSON, Charles N., age 71, of Arnot, Pa., Monday, Sept 18, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by sons, Clarence Lamberson of Bentley Creek, Pa., Jack Lamberson of Wellsville, daughter, Mrs. Faye Bellinger of Blossburg, Pa.; brother Earl Lamberson of Morris Run, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Faye Jamieson of Morris Run, Pa.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

LANDRUS, Margaret --  CARLSON MARGARET
Mrs. Margaret Carlson, age 79, of Blossburg, died on Saturday, November 18, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Arbon Cemetery with the Rev. John Shypulefski and the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by sons, Howard of Williamsport, Pa., John of Horseheads, N.Y., William of Blossburg, Pa., Robert of Elmira, N.Y., and George of Valois, N.Y. and Oscar of Blossburg; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Blossburg Baptist Church.

LAWSON , May -  MAE KEAGLE
Mae Keagle, age 75, of Arnot, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Wednesday, May 23, 1973. The funeral service was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday with Rev. Frank Donald-son, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by one daugh-ter-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Rachel Keagle) Pequignot, of Covington; and three granddaughters. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church and the daughter of Peter and Mary Perry Lawson and widow of Clyde Keagle. [May Lawson, daughter of Peter and Mary PERRY Lawson]

FRANK A. LEASGANG, 75 of Blossburg, Friday, March 15, 1963.  He was a retired employee of the W. & K. Manufacturing Co., Blossburg, a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Daisy Everson Leasgang; step-sons; Charles Everson of El Monte, Calif., Howard J. Everson of Blossburg; brother, John of Fairview, Pa; sisters, Mrs. Loretta Ovitt of Plazedale, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Licklenberg of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Body at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Funeral was held there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Ramp.  Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963

Larry O. LEBLANC, age 52, of Troy, PA, formerly of Blossburg, PA died Monday, December 15, 1997 at home.  Born March 14, 1945 in Blossburg, PA he was the son of Octave and Doris Ogden LeBlanc.  Mr. LeBlanc was an industrial arts teacher for the South Williamsport High School.  He was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and attended the east Troy United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, the PSEA and the NEA.  Mr. LaBlanc was a talented woodworker.  Surviving are his wife, the former Kay Greenough (1669 King St., Troy); a step-son, Jason Priest and a step-daughter, Kelley Priest Murray, both of Troy;  a step-grandson, Jared Murray; step-daughters, Gabrielle Ulmer of Mansfield, PA and Judy Phelps of Chattanooga, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Foster Marvin of Covington and Rebecca and Rick Fultz of Mt. Juliet, TN; three half-brothers; four nieces.  Funeral services were held December 18 at the Blossburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Brower and the Rev. Archie Cruikshank officiating and interment to be in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg.  Arrangements were handled by the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg.  Donations in Mr. LeBlanc’s memory may be made to the Blossburg United Methodist Church, PO box 17, Blossburg, PA 16912 or the East Troy United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, troy, PA 16947.

 

LEDYAR.Frances [SRGP 89010] - Mrs. Frances Ledyard Russell, aged nearly 94 years, died July 16 [1922] in Mansfield. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, PA, July 28, 1828. When a child her parents moved to Honesdale, where she resided for a number of years, when she removed, with her son, the late Edward L. Russell, to Blossburg. She continued to reside in Blossburg until the death of her son, who died while at Palm Beach, Florida, in 1902. Mrs. Russell then removed, with her daughter-in-law and grandson, Edward C. Russell, to Mansfield, where she had resided since. Mrs. Russell was a grand-niece of Roger Williams. She is survived by her daughter-in-law and grandson. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 26, 1922

 

The Agitator: Wellsboro, Pa. Wednesday, May 3, 1922
LEVACONT- Viel. Mrs. F.A. Viel, died suddenly at her home in Blossburg last Wednesday evening. At about 6:15, o'clock. Mrs Viel was talking to neighbors just outside her home. About 7 o'clock her son F. J. Viel, called at the home and found his mother dead on a lounge. The aged women had been in poor health for some time. Burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Death date April 27, 1922.

 

LEVANDOSKI Andrew Levandoski

94, of Blossburg, died Oct. 12, 2011.  Born April 9 1917, he was the son of Leon and Mary Padleski Levandoski.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Shaffer) Levandoski of Alba; two brothers, Frank Levandoski and Stanley Levandoski; three sisters, Catherine Beaderman, Laura Reid and Agnes Sparling.  He is survived by his sons, John Levandoski of Blossburg and Michael (Sharon) Levandoski of Mansfield and a daughter, JoAnn (Donald) Shinn of Buttonwood; four grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Romy Piccolella; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Mary Wickman.  Funeral services will be held from Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. At the request of Andrew there will be no visitation, a private service with immediate family will be held with burial to follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – October 14, 2011

 

LEWIS –MARGARET MACBLANE, 90, Morris Run, died January 10, 1984.  She was born June 20, 1893, a daughter, of William and Mary Bennett Lewis.  She was a member of the former Primitive Methodist Church, Morris Run.  She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1974.  She is survived by three sons Lewis and Thomas, both of Elmira, and James, Morris Run, two daughters, Mrs. Marion Lamberson of Morris Run and Mrs. Betty Blanchard of Elmira, twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.

 

LINDIE Alice - Mrs. Alice Besanceney, 61, of Blossburg, died Sunday, June 20, 1954, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Survived by husband, Walter Besanceney; sons, Charles Besanceney, Mansfield Police Chief, and Manford Besanceney of Elmira; brothers, Raymond Lindie of Blossburg, Louis and Robert Lindie of Rochester; three grandchildren. The body was removed Monday afternoon from the Shaw Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, to the family home at Blossburg, where funeral was held today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lawrence Dunn officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 1954

 

LINDQUIST Alfred Otto Lindquist

age 90 ,of Morris Run, PA, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on August 23, 1920 in Morris Run, PA, he was the son of Otto and Ellen (Nybeck) Lindquist. He was preceded in death in 1978by his loving wife, Eleanor (Isban) Lindquist. He retired in 1982 after thirty-five years of employment with J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg, PA. In 1995 he became employed by Weis Markets in Wellsboro, PA where he worked until 2009.  He honorably served his country during World War II as a member of the US Army 185th Infantry. He received decorations and citations for his role in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Philippine Liberation. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 180, Vienna, VA. He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge 350, F&AM, in Blossburg, PA.  He is survived by two daughters, Karen Deming of Covington, PA and Susan Mozingo of Vienna, VA; sister, Phyllis Griffin of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Conrad and Robert Lindquistof Blossburg, PA; four grandchildren, Brett Deming, Lee Deming, Kelly Deming and Randy Mozingo; seven great grandchildren, Brandon Deming, Ellen Sember, Nicholas Deming, Lindsey Deming, Stevie Cleveland, Julia Ellen and Jack Otto Mozingo; two great great grandsons, Kaleb Richard Deming and Jason Sember; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews.   Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held after the viewing at 11 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Michelle Somerville officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alfred's name to the Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St., Blossburg, PA.  Funeral home obituary.

 

LINDQUIST Conrad Lindquist

Age 78, of Blossburg, PA, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. Conrad was born on April 21, 1933, the son of Otto and Ellen (Nybeck) Lindquist. He was married to Janice Boinske on February 14, 1953 and recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Conrad is survived by 6 children, Kim (James) Lamonski, Kevin (Lisa) Lindquist, Karla (Jeff) Manikowski all of Blossburg, Mary Ellen (Edwin) Isaacson of Pottstown, PA, Jennifer (Dewey) Arnold of Indian Trail, NC and Mike (Diane) Rumsey of Ocala, FL. He had 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Phyllis Griffin, of Mansfield, PA. Conrad was predeceased by 4 brothers, Carl, Alfred, Raymond, Robert and 2 sisters, Arlene Davies and Irene Campbell. Conrad worked at Ward Manufacturing for 47 years. He served with the U.S. Army in Alaska, was a lifetime member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, PA and Arnot Sportsman's Club. He was a member of the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167, Morris Run, PA, a founding member and secretary of the Williamson Road TV Company, served on the Blossburg Boro Council for 21 years and was a past President, and was a past Master of Bloss Lodge No. 350 Free and Accepted Masons and recently received his 50 year service award. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Blossburg Lodge No. 350 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Friends will also be received Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Burial with full Military Honors accorded at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.  Star Gazette – May 16, 2011

 

LINDQUIST Robert M. Lindquist

Age 72, of 138 Morris St., Blossburg, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Williamsport Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born December 21, 1938 in Morris Run, PA, he was the son of the late Otto and Ellen (Nybeck) Lindquist. He was retired from Ward Manufacturing. He was a life member of Arnot Sportsmen's Club, Hillside Rod and Gun Club and Moose Lodge 1147, Wellsboro. He was a social member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion, Morris Run, and William B. Wilson Post 572, Blossburg. Surviving is his wife, Marian (Reese) Lindquist; sons, Robert Lindquist and Jeffrey Lindquist; daughter, Lisa Lindquist, all of Florida; stepchildren: Richard (Susan) Naylor, Mansfield, Jeanette (Richard) Carey, Blossburg, Susan (Walter) Morgan, Canton, and Garry Carol) Naylor, Newfield, NY; sister, Phyllis (Clifton) Griffin, Mansfield; brother, Conrad (Janice) Lindquist, Blossburg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers: Alfred, Carl and Raymond; sisters: Irene Campbell and Ina Davies. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, April 19th, from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery.  Star Gazette – April 18, 2011

 

LLEWELLYN Mary Lou Machmer

85, of Canton, Pa., (Ward Twp.) died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Mary Lou Anna Llewellyn was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Blossburg. She was one of seven children of the late Paul and Marion (Smith) Llewellyn and the wife of the late David Laverne Machmer who died in November of 1976. Mary Lou was a person who was happiest when keeping busy. In addition to helping with the daily operations of the family's dairy farm, and later, their veal business, she worked at the Ward Foundry in Blossburg.  Mary Lou remained active and did barn work well into her mid-70s. Special to her were times shared with her granddaughters. She enjoyed tending her garden and houseplants and knew where the best spots were for picking wild strawberries and huckleberries. Also a wonderful cook and baker, she loved cooking "for the boys" and made homemade "root beer" and "pop." She canned all summer for everything needed in winter. Mary Lou was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her children David (Barb) Machmer of Canton and Tammy (Rob) Tillotson of Ogdensburg; five grandchildren Hilary Machmer, Darby Machmer (Hunter Dibble), Maggy Machmer, Brett (Jess) Tillotson and Jeremy (Bianca) Tillotson; a great-grandson Trayton Leon Tillotson; two sisters Bonnie (Donald) Haddow and Faye (William) Kenyon; a brother-in-law and seven sisters-in-law Paul Machmer, Linda Llewellyn, Nida Llewellyn, Millie Machmer, Irma Early, Thalia Machmer, Mertilla (Tom) Smith, Carol (Claude) Morgan; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband David, she was predeceased by four siblings Joyce Smith, Burt "Jimmy" Llewellyn, Robert Llewellyn and Richard Llewellyn; 19 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jean (Robert) McWilliams, Leah (John) Osipovitch, Winnie (Donald) Kutz, Kathryn (Linnaeus) Ervay, Lawrence Machmer, Emma Machmer, Robert (Ethel) Machmer, Irvin Machmer, Mason Machmer, Harold Machmer, Russell (Ethlyn) Machmer, Richard Early and Raymond Smith.  In keeping with Mary Lou's wishes, there will be no public services. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Her family suggests those who wish make a memorial in Mary Lou's name to the Ward U.M. Church, c/o 474 Furman Rd,, Canton, PA 17724.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – December 2, 2012

 

LLOYD - Miss Eva Lloyd, the three year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lloyd of Blossburg died at the home of her parents on Wednesday, September 18 after an illness of several days. Besides her parents she is survived by one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held at the home, Rev. W.C.B. Turner officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

JOHN LOGAN, 84 of N. Williamson Road, Blossburg Tuesday April 18, 1961.  He was member of Arnot Presbyterian Church.  Survived by sister, Miss Edith Logan of Tioga.  Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield and today will be removed to the family home.  Funeral there Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. William McElwain.  Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/20/1961

LOGAN - Mr. Robert Logan died last Monday after a short illness. He had by his industry accumulated quite a fortune. He left a large family and a host of friends. His remains were buried at Blossburg. - Agitator September 20 1884

LOGAN - William R. Logan Dies at Son's Home in Buffalo. Blossburg, Aug.15 –
William R. Logan, a highly respected businessman of this place for many years, died last Friday morning at the home of his son, J. Roy Logan of Buffalo. Born in Scotland February 9, 1849, Mr. Logan came to this country with his parents Robert and Barbara Shaw Logan, settling in Morris Run. Several years later, the family moved to Arnot where for several years Mr. Logan was employed as clerk in the Blossburg Coal Company store. In 1897, he came to Blossburg where for many years he conducted a store on Main Street. About two years ago, on account of failing health he retired from business. In politics, Mr. Logan was a republican and from 1889 to 1894 served as Justice of the Peace of Arnot. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a faithful attendant at its services. While young Mr. Logan was married to Miss Elizabeth Prethero who died about 20 years ago. He is survived by his son J. Roy Logan of Buffalo; a brother David Logan of Elmira, who is the last surviving member of a family of fourteen children; three grandsons, George and Robert Logan of Buffalo, and Robert Logan of Elmira; two granddaughters, Mrs. Leroy Sechrist of Tennessee and Miss Margaret Logan of Elmira; a Great grandson, Robert Sechrist of Tennessee. - Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, August 16, 1934

LOSINGER Lorrain Mavis Losinger Barrett
Lorrain Barrett, 67, formerly of the Cedar Ridge Apts. in Canton, died
, early Thursday morning, Oct. 7, 2010 at the Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.  Lorrain Mavis Losinger was born in Wellsboro, Pa., on Aug. 3, 1943. She was a daughter of the late Russell and Mavis (Borden) Losinger. She worked several years at the Bradford County Manor as an aide. Lorrain enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing bingo. She was an avid fan of the football's Dallas Cowboys. Spending time with her grandchildren and friends at Cedar Ridge in Canton were always special times. Surviving are her children; James (Dawn) Barrett of Wyalusing, Vicki (Tim) Bull, Kenneth (Brenda) Barrett, Asa (Chrissy) Barrett, Joann Barrett (Barry Mann) all of Canton, Marie (Rick) Bellows of LeRoy; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lavern (Connie) Losinger of Wellsboro; sisters, Ruth Barrett of the Bradford County Manor, Donna (Mike) Gablein of Arnot; and several nieces nephews and cousins. The family invites friends to call from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A private family graveside service will be held at the Arnot Cemetery in Arnot, Pa., with the Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating. - Towanda Daily Review, October 8, 2010

 

LOUNSBERRY, Letson -  Letson Lounsberry, of Corning, died Nov. 23 at the home of his son-in-law, Glen E. Witter, of Mossy Glen.  Mr. Lounsberry was 82 years old.  Death was caused by general infirmity, the deceased having been in failing health for 12 years.  Letson Lounsberry was born October 8, 1837, son of Letson and Cynthia Lounsberry, of Canoe Camp, Richmond township, Pa.  His parents were early settlers who were among the first to make a clearing in the woods of that section.  In 1863, Mr. Lounsberry married Rosanna Gillette, of the same town, who survives.  Of the six children born to them, four are living:  Mrs. L.F. VanWey, of Elmira; Mrs.  E.L. Witter, of Corning; Horace Lounsberry of Binghamton, and Harry Lounsberry, of Syracuse.  The deceased was an engineer on the Erie trains running between Blossburg and Watkins from 1864 to 1888.  He was in the Erie passenger service from 1888 to 1906, at which time he left the railroad on account of failing health.  He had been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1870.  The funeral was held at the home of Glen E. Witter, of Mossy Glen last week Tuesday at 3 o’clock.  Rev. D.E. Harlund, of the First Baptist church, officiated; burial in Blossburg.  The burial rites were in charge of the Masons of Blossburg.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.

 

LOVELAND - KITTY WILSON
Kitty Wilson, 78, of Blossburg died peacefully Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at her daughter's home in Blossburg. Born Sept. 19, 1925, she was the daughter of Fred and Kathryn Irvin Loveland. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School, class of 1943. She later attended Mansfield State Teachers College and graduated in 1947 with a degree in elementary education. Earlier she taught in Campbell, N.Y. for several years. On April 10, 1955 she married Thomas Wilson, Jr. and together they shared 25 years of marriage. Her beloved Thomas preceded her in death in May of 1980. Following her marriage, she served as a devoted teacher for many years at Blossburg Elementary until her retirement in 1986. Kitty loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid sports enthusiast and was her grandchildren's and their friends biggest fan. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James. Surviving are two children, Thomas (Sharon) Wilson of South Williamsport, Susan (Wesley) Kacynski of Blossburg; grandchildren, Kyle Wilson, Sean and Tesia Kaczynski; sister, Jane (Ronald) Day of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Bonnie Loveland of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg on Monday, March 1. Services were held Tuesday, March 2 at the Blossburg Methodist Church. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St.,

LOWRY - CAMPBELL LOWRY, (SRGP 80562)  79, of Mansfield RD 3, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 1974, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Jan. 9, 1895, in Morris Run, a son of Thomas and Sarah judge Lowery. Mr. Lowry was a retired employee of the Morris Run Coal Co., where he worked by 40 years. Surviving are four sons, John of Canton, Robert of Liberty, Howard of Gillett, and Roger of Waverly, NY; four daughters, Mrs. Clinton Smith of Canton, Mrs. John Aumick of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Leonard Costley of Antrim, and Mrs. David Grazier of Hamburg, NY; two stepsons, Clarence Holley and Thomas Holley, both of Morris Run; two stepdaughters, Mrs. John Bielhiem of Northumberland, and Mrs. Margaret Reed of Canton; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hefling, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, Mrs. Jane Hali and Mrs. John Burns, all of Elmira, NY; 48 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 pm Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, officiated. -  Wellsboro Gazette, 14 Feb. 1974, p.18

MacBLANE Marion Lamberson
93, of Morris Run, died
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 ,at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Earl Lamberson who died
in 1994. Marion was born July 4, 1917, in Morris Run, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Lewis MacBlane. She was a graduate of Morris Run High School, had served as tax collector for Hamilton Township and was a homemaker. Marion enjoyed taking care of her family and spent a lot of time with her grandchildren.  Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Margaret "Maggie" Knaus (Donald) of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Daniel Cranmer, Mark Cranmer, James Clifford, Gretchen Regina, Karin Knaus; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Tom) Blanchard of Painesville, Ohio; many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sandra Doane; and three brothers, Lewis, James and Thomas MacBlane. Friends and family are invited to Marion's Life Celebration on Monday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorials may be made in her memory to the SPCA, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to a charity of one's choice. Wellsboro Gazette - October 22, 2010

DAVID L. MACHMER, 53, of Canton RD, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1976, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness.  He was born July 18, 1923, in Canton, a son of Fred and Mabel Mason Machmer.  He was a farmer.  Mr. Machmer was a member of Ward United Methodist Church, Canton RD.  A member and former master of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, Mr. Machmer also was a member of the Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg.  Mr. Machmer was a Marine veteran of World War II.  Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Lou Llewellyn; three sons, David L., at home, John of Elmira, N.Y., and Dennis of Millerton; two daughters, Tammy M. at home and Mrs. Donna Conners, of Elmira; his mother of Canton RD; four brothers, Lawrence, Paul, Russell and Mason, all of Canton, and four sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Ervaw, of Horseheads, N.Y., and Mrs. Leah Osipovitch, Mrs. Irma Earley and Mrs. Winifred Kutz, all of Canton.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Auld’s, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg.  Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  The Rev. Raymond D. Fravel, his pastor, will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

MAHOSKY Theresa (Mahosky) Hodder 

On August 21, 2012, Theresa (Mahosky)Hodder, 88, formerly of Blossburg, PA, daughter of Stanley and Sarah Mahosky of Arnot, PA. went home to be with the Lord, her beloved husband, Clarence Hodder, Jr., as well as 7 Mahosky siblings. She is survived by two sisters-Mary Baker of Wellsboro,PA; Martha Thompson of Arnot, PA; and one brother-Stanley Mahosky of Wellsburg, NY. She is also survived by two sons-Elroy(Carol) and Howard (Connie) of Gillett, PA., two daughters-Irene (Bill) Johnson of Lake Worth, FL., Sarah (Mark Couchman) Hodder of Binghamton, NY. Eight grandchildren: Kelly (Melvin) Rountree, Kenneth Hodder, Kim (Alfred) DeFilippo, Kathy (Ron) Kornet, Dr. Heidi Hodder (Dr. Christopher Fucito), Howard (Stephanie) Hodder, Jr., Brian Roy and sister, Brenda Roy. Eleven great grandchildren: Kyle, Ryan, Lynzi Rountree; Julia and Teresa DeFilippo; Amelia, Joseph, and Ross Fucito,and Hailey,Lily, and Molly Hodder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Words cannot adequately describe how much Theresa was loved and will be missed by family, but know there will remain an empty space in our hearts until we are again reunited. She was a caregiver in the truest sense of the word. She lovingly nurtured her family and tended to the patients at the Blossburg State Hospital as an LPN, as well as many people in the Blossburg community. Those who came in contact with Theresa, when she was well, knew she had an extremely strong work-ethic. They also knew her to be "feisty" with an indominable spirit. Both helped her to never give up and to deal with the physical struggles she faced after a devastating stroke in 1988. Even though she spent the last 12 years living in New York, she always fondly remembered Blossburg and the people there and wished to return home. Her wish has been finally granted for she will be laid to rest in Arbon Cemetery. The family wish to thank the staff at Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton, NY for their kind and compassionate care while she was a resident. A special thanks also goes to Carol Jake, a friend and caregiver. Viewing will be Friday, August 24th at the Freeberg Funeral Home, North Williamson Road in Blossburg from 5-8PM. Saturday at 11:00 will be a brief prayer service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blossburg Ambulance.   Star Gazette – August 23, 2012 

 

MANIKOWSKI MARGERIE PAYNE
Margerie Manikowski Age 86, formerly of Morris Run, PA, died while surrounded by her loving family on June 14, 2006 at her daughter's home in Mansfield. Born in Blossburg on September 26, 1919, Margie was one of 10 children of Louis and Margaret (Dreas) Manikowski. Margie was a faithful and active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing bingo, sewing, going for walks, and in her earlier years loved fishing. She will be fondly remembered for her willingness to always help others. Her main interest in life was the love shared with family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Jackie (Jack) Reppard of Nokomis, FL, Margie (William) Love of Mansfield, and William (Ruth) Payne of Arnot; three grandchildren, David and Denise Love, and Johnathan Payne; a great-grandson, Seth; three sisters, Monica Hughes and Martha (Tom) Jessup, all of Lawrenceville, and Angie Bubacz of Blossburg; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David on Jan. 8, 1995; a sister, Marcella Soporowski; brothers, Louis, Moe, Raymond, Leo, and Matt Manikowski. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday (this evening) at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, with a vigil at 8:00 p.m. Transferal prayers will be held 9:30 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morris Run, PA, with Father Joseph Hornick officiating. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. Payne's name may be made to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901, or BACC, 138 St. Mary's St., Blossburg, PA 16912.

MANIKOWSKI – Margerie Manikowski Payne, 86, formerly of Morris Run, died while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at her daughter’s home in Mansfield. Born in Blossburg on Sept. 26, 1919, Margie was one of ten children of Louis and Margaret Dreas Manikowski. Margie was a faithful and active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing bingo, sewing, going for walks and in earlier years loved fishing. She will be fondly remembered for her willingness to always help others. Her main interest in life was the love shared with family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Jackie (Jack) Reppard of Nokomis, Fla., Margie (William) Love of Mansfield, William (Ruth) Payne of Arnot; three grandchildren, David and Denise Love, Jonathan Payne; great grandson, Seth; three sisters, Monica Hughes, Martha (Tom) Jessup, all of Lawrenceville; Angie Bubacz of Blossburg; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David on Jan. 8, 1995; sister, Marcella Soporowski; brothers, Louis, Moe, Raymond, Leo and Matt Manikowski. Friends called Friday, June 16 at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Transferal prayers were held Saturday, June 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morris Run, with Father Joseph Hornick officiating. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or BACC, 138 St. Mary’s St., Blossburg, PA 16912 -–Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006, p.6A

MANLEY – Floyd C. Manley, (SRGP 35096) of Blossburg, died suddenly Friday, July 7. He was visiting at the home of Dr. Will George Butler when he was stricken. A native of Ogdensburg, he is survived by his widow, Inzay Bailey Manley, a daughter, Mrs. Louella Hall of Port Raynor, NY; a son, Gilbert of Churchville, NY; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Foster of Geneva; three brothers, Ford and Fred of Waterloo, and Fay of Elmira; and 8 grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. -  Wellsboro Gazette, 12 July 1950

SAMUEL J. MARTIN
 Samuel J. Martin, 92, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, formerly of Covington, died Monday, September 7, at the nursing home. Born March 13, 1895 in Morris Run, he was the son of Robert B. and Margaret Judge Martin. He was a retired electrician, a retired superintendent of Morris Run Coal Mining Company, and a World War I Army veteran. Mr. Martin was a member of the Covington Baptist Church, an over 50 year member of the Blossburg Lodge #350 F.and AM, and a member of the American Legion, Blossburg. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Hannah Jenkins Martin; three sisters, Roberta J. Martin, Isabel P. Martin, and Mrs. Edith M. Shoenfeld, all of Trenton, NJ.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, at 11 am at the Covington Baptist Church.  The Rev. John R. Truax will officiate. Burial will be made in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.  Arrangements were made by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

MASE  Thelma W. Age 82, of Pine City, NY, born November 5, 1922 - died October 9, 2005. Thelma lost a courageous battle to cancer with grace, dignity, and a strong spirit. She was the foundation and the heart of the family. Her smiles, open arms, wisdom, and generosity welcomed you at her doorstep, with no judgment and with unconditional love. She was predeceased by husband, Milton "Jack" Mase; brothers, Barney and Duke Sechrist; and Heather Mase, Emily Stalis, and Richard J. Stalis. She graduated from Liberty H.S. in 1939 with highest honors. Survived by sons, James W. (Rena) Mase of Pine City, Milton Joseph (Mary) Mase of Pine City, John C. (Janet) Mase of Pine City, Jerome L. (Donna) Mase of Southport, Jeffrey L. (Brenda) Mase of Pine City; daughters, Jacalyn R. (Bucky) Peel of Painted Post, Jennifer N. Edwards of Painted Post, and Joy L. (Ermen) Paulo of Elmira Heights; brothers, Don (Shirley) Sechrist of Williamsport, PA, Robert (Virginia) Sechrist of Williamsport, PA; and sister, Mildred Brown of PA. She has 28 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted there Thursday at 10 a.m. by Pastor Richard Hack. Burial in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg, PA, will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in memory of Thelma to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901.

 

MAYS Rita Mays

84, of Blossburg, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of John and Mary Connelly Mays. She was employed at Ward Manufacturing for 45 years. Rita was a member of Holy Child Parish, the former Alter and Rosary Society of St. Andrew's, Arnot Sportsmen's Club, and Hillside Rod and Gun Club.  Rita is survived by nieces, Rita Olson, MaryAnn (Larry) Jackson; nephew Mr. and Mrs. James Mays; sister-in-law, Nettie Mays; also by nephews, Chris Olson, Carl (Lynette) Olson, Thomas Mays; and niece Kris Hilbert; and several special friends. She was predeceased by brothers, John, Thomas, Paul; sister, Virginia Hughes and a special nephew, Daniel Hughes. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, July 5, from 6 p.m. ending with a Vigil service at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday July 6, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Church, Blossburg; the Rev. John Chmil as celebrant. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 4, 2011

 

McCONNELL –MRS. PEARL M. THOMAS, 47, wife of Dr. Charles Thomas of Roaring Branch died early Saturday, June 22, 1935 at the family home after an extended illness.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Arnot where she resided until her marriage to Doctor Thomas when she went to Roaring Branch to make her home.  The body was brought to the home of her mother, Mrs. Henry McConnell on North Williamson Road, Saturday.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at her mother’s home and burial was made in Arbon Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. McConnell of Blossburg; three brothers, Leon McConnell of Wellsboro, Raymond of Cleveland and Russell of Mainesburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1935

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMcLEAN - BRYANT
Jennie J. McLean Age 101, Formerly of Elmira, NY, born November 18, 1899 the daughter of John and Jannie Pequignot McLean, diedat Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY on Friday, October 26, 2001. It was Jennie's request that there be no calling hours. At the convenience of the family, a private Funeral Service will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. with Rev. William Vallet officiating. Burial will take place in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Jennie was predeceased by: her husband Fred Bryant in 1959 and a son Harold in 1934. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Ann Bryant of Horseheads, NY, Fred and Dorothy Bryant of Palm Harbor, FL; 3 grandchildren; Steve Bryant of Eldersburg, MD, Carol Bryant of Elbridge, NY and David Bryant of Horseheads, NY; 2 great-grandchildren, Mark Bryant of Eldersburg, MD and James Bryant of Elmira, NY; and niece Kathleen of Canton, PA. Jennie was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church for over 65 years. Family will provide flowers. Memorial donations can be made in Jennie's name to a charity of one's choice.

MERRILL, Mariam -  MARIAM R. STRAILEY (SRGP 51704) – Mainesburg Teacher
 Miriam R. Strailey, 73, of 113 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1987, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. A retired second grade school teacher, she taught at the Mainesburg Elementary School and for 20 years at the Charleston Elementary School. She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church, National Education Association, Tioga-Potter Counties AARP, and was a former Republican Committee Woman in Blossburg for many years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Thomas Kunisky of Grantville; three grandchildren, Melissa, Nathan and Christopher Kunisky; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg, today, Sept. 9, from 8 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 am with the Rev. Carl E. Hill officiating. Interment will be made in Arbon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the North Penn Comprehensive Health Services, 520 Ruah St., Blossburg, PA 16912.[Miriam R. Merrill, daughter of J. Frank and Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS Merrill]

JOSEPH J. MESUCH
 Joseph John Mesuch, 70, of Morris Run, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1974, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 15, 1904, at Morris Run, a son of Stanley and Agnes Smith Mesuch. Mr. Mesuch was a retired miner and a retired employe of the J.P. Ward Foundry, Inc., Blossburg. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Carew; two daughters, Mrs. Peter BeLosa, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Philip Jeneski, of Wellsboro; two stepsons, Ernest Johnson, of Mainesburg, and Charles Johnson, of Blossburg; three brothers, Bernard of Blossburg, Walter, of Pine City, NY, and Steve, of Allentown; a sister, Mrs. Martha Robakowski, of Arnot, and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday morning at Auld's, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, with further services in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Emil Hussak officiated.

MESUCH, Joseph John, age 70 of Morris Run, Pa., Tuesday, February 26, 1974 at his home after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Thursday and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services at the funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by gravesite service at the cemetery. Rev. Emil Hussak officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Vigil service at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. Survived by wife, Emma Carew Mesuch; daughters, Mrs. Peter (Peggy) DeLosa of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. Phillip (Betty) Janeski of Wellsboro, Pa.; stepsons, Earnest Johnson of Mainesburg, Pa., Charles Johnson of Blossburg, Pa.: brothers, Bernard Mesuch of Blossburg, Pa., Walter Mesuch of Pine City, Steve Mesuch of Allentown, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Martha Robakowski of Arnot, Pa.; five grandchildren.

MILLER - Henry Miller, aged 83 years, died in Liberty, Sunday, February 24 [1918]. Mr. Miller was born in Switzerland and came to Blossburg a number of years ago and opened a mercantile business which he conducted for several years. Besides his widow he is survived by a niece, Miss Marie Huber of Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services were held Thursday at Liberty; burial was in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918

MITCHELL –MRS. MARGARET MITCHELL RENDELL, 64, 1057 Lincoln St. Sunday, May 23, 1943 at 9 a.m. after a two months illness.  Attended Trinity Church, member of Trinity Gui8ld.  Granddaughter of the late James S. and Margaret Mitchell of Blossburg, prominent in business and social life there for 50 years.  Survived by Benjamin L. Rendell, husband; William J. Mitchell, Franklin, Mass., brother; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Wilson Funeral home where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Henry E. Hubbard.  Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1943

MITCHELL - MARGARET M. ROCKWELL
Mrs. Margaret M. Rockwell, 74, of 141 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Thursday, August 16, 1973 at her home.  She was the widow of Dr. Edwin Rockwell. She was born in Blossburg on December 5, 1898, a daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Blair Mitchell. Mrs. Rockwell was a graduate of Blossburg High School and a graduate of the Sargent School of Physical Education at Boston, Maine. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Susie Gaffy of Buffalo, NY and Miss Esther Mitchell of Baltimore, Md. Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiated at funeral services at the Adams Funeral Home and committal services at Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg on Sunday, August 19th.

MOOERS Catherine- Mrs. George D. Clark, of Blossburg, wife of a well-known hardware dealer of that place, died on Tuesday morning. - Wellsboro Gazette, Wednesday, 30 July 1896  (Note from Georgia Evans - buried at Arbon Cemetery, Bloss Twp.)

MOOERS Catherine- At Blossburg, Pa., July 27, 1896, Catharine Mooers, wife of George D. Clark, aged 38 years. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 August 1896, pg. 3

MOOERS - T.J. Mooers, Blossburg's oldest resident, died at the family home, July 29 (1918). Mr. Mooers celebrated his 90th birthday March 1st last, and was one of Blossburg's best known and most highly respected citizens having been a resident of that borough for 54 years. During that time he had, with his sons, been engaged until recent in the founder business. Mr. Mooers is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Gould of NY City and two sons, John and Samuel Mooers of Blossburg. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. - Wellsboro Democrat, Wednesday, 7 Aug 1918

MOORE - CORNELIA M. RENNIE
 Cornelia M. Rennie, of 14 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Wednesday, January 9, 1974 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 10 am at St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield.  Rev. George Booth officiated.  Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  There was an Eastern Star Service at the Kuhl Funeral Home Friday evening at 9 pm. She has no known survivors.  She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, member of the Eastern Star, Twilight Chapter No. 475, Mansfield, member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She had been associated with Finesilver's Dress Shop in Mansfield for 47 years at the time of her retirement in 1969.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Moore.

MORRIS Steven Robert "Peg"
Age 49, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Everton, AR. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 11, 2007, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.

MORRIS - Steven Robert “Peg” Morris, 49, formerly of Blossburg, died Saturday, May 26, 2007 in Everton, Ariz. Steven was born May 3, 1958 in Coronado, Calif., a son of Philip Morris and Janet Mase VanNoy. He was a 1976 graduate of North Penn High School, Blossburg. Steven was the husband of Cynthia Scallion Morris of Everton, Ariz. Steven is survived by his wife, Cynthia; mother and stepfather, Janet (Robert VanNoy) of Mansfield; father, Philip Morris of Palm Beach, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey (Angel) Morris of Sicklerville, NJ; nephew, Jeffrey Morris II of NY; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 May 2007

MISS ELIZABETH MUNRO
Miss Elizabeth Munro, Altoona, a native of Morris Run, died Sunday morning, March 27, 1960, at the Altoona Hospital. She was 80. Miss Munro was a receptionist and Housekeeper at the Altoona Hospital for 26 years before she retired in 1958. She was the daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Whammond Munro. Her only survivors are a niece, Miss Christine Martin, and a brother-in-law, Charles Martin, with whom she made her home.  She was the aunt of Mrs. Gladys Bradza and Mrs. Betty Denung, both of Blossburg. Services were held at 11 am Wednesday at Blossburg.  The Rev. Herbert Hoskins, pastor of the Blossburg Methodist Church officiated.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery.


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