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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.
ALEXANDER NAYLOR of Blossburg, Pa. The body is at the home of daughter, Mrs. Egbert Owlett of Blossburg where friends may call. Funeral there Wednesday (May 16, 1956) at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lawrence Dunn. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Military rites will be accorded at the grave. –Elmira Star-Gazette –5/15/1956
NAYLOR, Henry L. - Henry L. Naylor, age 47, of 109 Carpenter St., Blossburg, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 18, 1974 of self-inflicted gun-shot wounds. Funeral and committal service was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Guy W. Camp III officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. He is survived by sons, Richard and Garry Naylor, both of Blossburg; daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Carey of Blossburg, and Mrs. Susan Morgan of Canton; mother, Mrs. Bertha Cichocki of Florida; brother, Benjamin Naylor of Westfield; sisters, Mrs. Edith Campbell of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Martha Owlett of Florida; and five grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 28, 1974, p.14
NELSON JANE - MRS. JANE WALKER
Mrs. Jane Nelson Walker died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1951 after a long illness. She was born at Arnot, Pa., Nov. 15, 1874, the daughter of the late John and Mary Dix Nelson, who were both born at Scotland and came to this country when they were very young. She spent her early childhood in Arnot where her father was mine foreman for a number of years, later the family moved to Covington, Pa., RD 2 where Mr. Nelson retired. On July 31, 1901 she was married to William J. Walker of Covington. They took up farming on their ram a Covington RD 2 and have lived there for 48 years. The large flower tribute shows that the friendly voice of Jane is greatly missed by her friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Arnot. Also of the Elizabeth Rebekah lodge at Covington of which she has been an active faithful member for many years. She is survived by her husband, William J. Walker. One brother, James A. Nelson of Philadelphia, who is a member of the faculty at State College. Some nieces and nephews at Philadelphia, Dubois and Johnstown. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in the family plot at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Howard McCloy officiating.
NEWELL - Mrs. Anna Newell Rundall, aged 83 years, widow of J.B. Rundall, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Peake, of Wellsboro, RD. She was born in Canton, daughter of J.T. & Melissa Webster Newell, and removed to Blossburg after her marriage. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Peake and Mrs. William Crawford of Blossburg, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Thomas Trevor officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 16, 1940
JAMES A. NORMAN
James A. (Buster) Norman, 84, formerly of Arnot, died Friday, Aug. 25, 1972, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Loretta Rupp, of Horseheads, NY, with whom he resided. Mr. Norman was born in Arnot, May 21, 1888. He was a retired employe of Remington Rand Corp, Elmira, NY, and a former employe of the W and K Manufacturing Co., of Blossburg. Surviving, besides his daughter, are a brother, Harry, of Portage, a foster son, John Dryburgh, of Elmira; a foster daughter, Mrs. Charles Ogden, of Covington, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 pm Tuesday at Shaw and Robena's, Mansfield. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
LEON T. NORMAN age 68 of Arnot, Pa. Sunday,
January 25, 1970 at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends may
call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral from the Arnot Presbyterian Church Wednesday 1 p.m., the Rev. Frank
Donaldson. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to the Arnot Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
–Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1970
Leon Norman of Arnot, died Sunday, January 26, 1970, in
the Blossburg State Hospital, following a protracted illness. He is a
former employee of the J.P. Ward Foundry. He served as an elder at the Arnot
Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years. Surviving are his wife, the
former Elwina Christie; a son, Dr. Niles Norman, Upper Saint Clair; a sister,
Mrs. Raymond . Guy, Blossburg; a brother William, of Indiana, and four
grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday, Jati. 28,, 1970, in the
Arnot Presbyterian- Church. Burial was in the Arbon Cemetery. The Rev.
Frank Donaldson, his pastor officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – January 29,
NOWAKOWSKI – William Stewart Nowakowski, 29, died
at his home in Blossburg, Wednesday, April 14, 1954. He was an employee of the
W & K Manufacturing Company and he served in the Merchant Marines during
the World War II. He is survived by his wife, the former Norraine Johnson; two
sons, William Stewart, Jr., and David Charles; his mother, Mrs. Thelma Nowakowski;
and two brothers, John A. and Raymond C., all of Blossburg. Prayer services
were held at the Nowakowski residence Saturday with further services in the
Blossburg Methodist Church. Rev. Lawrence Dunn, pastor, officiated and burial
was in Arbon Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954
FRED A. NYBECK, SR., 67, life long resident of Morris Run, PA and recently of the Green Home in Wellsboro, diedJanuary 8, 2003. Born June 2, 1935, in Morris Run; he was son of Alice (Brooks) Nybeck and the late Albert Nybeck. Mr. Nybeck was employed by West Brothers Used Cars (formerly of Mansfield), the Ward Foundry in Blossburg and the Jones & Brague Mining Company. He also enjoyed bartending at the Morris Run Legion and the Town Tavern. He was a social member of the American Legion Post No. 167 in Morris Run. He loved to go play bingo, visit with his mother, and spend time at the family’s campground. In addition to his mother, Alice, Morris Run, surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Jane (Grimm); seven children and their spouses, Fred J. and Theresa Nybeck, Morris Run; Dixie and Willard Overpeck, Wellsboro; Martha and Tim Wilcox, Morris Run; Kathy Short, Blossburg; Rose and Ernie Leonard, Morris Run; Linda Nybeck and Ralph Sayrman, Blossburg; Peggy Holley and Jeff McFall, Canton; brothers and spouses; Donald and Ethel Nybeck, Lebanon, PA; Joseph and Mary Nybeck, Canton; Raymond Nybeck and fiancee, Sandy, Troy; Vern and Candy Nybeck, Morris Run; sister and spouses, Alice Smith, Lawrenceville; Joyce and Donald Wickman, Sandy and Richard Board, Morris Run; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward Lucas, Sr., Morris Run; Harry Moore, Canton; Patricia Bruster, Wyalusing; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. In addition to his father, Albert “Shab” Nybeck, he was predeceased by a son, Robert; brother, Richard; sister, Carol Lucas; brother-in-law, Datus Smith and a sister-in-law, Adriean Baird. The funeral and committal services were held at the Zwicharowski funeral Home, Blossburg, January 12th with the Rev. David Shultz officiating. Burial was in the Arbon Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
NYBECK RICHARD A.
Age 32 of Blossburg RD 1 on Sunday, January 9, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday 10 am. Pastor Fred Joseph officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by wife, Karen Carey Nybeck; four daughters, Alice, Dawn, Denise, and Amy, all at home; parents, Albert and Alice Brooks Nybeck of Morris Run, Pa.; five brothers, Fred of Morris Run, Donald of Lebanon, Pa., Joseph of Canton, Pa., Raymond of Blossburg, Pa. and Vernon of Morris Run; four sisters, Mrs. Datus (Mary Alice) Smith of Morris Run, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) Wickman of Morris Run, Mrs. Edward (Carol) Lucas of Morris Run, Mrs. Daniel (Sandra) Short of Liberty RD 1. He was employed at Jones and Brague Mining Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member and post adjutant of American Legion Post No. 167, Morris Run; member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, Moose Lodge No. 1147, Wellsboro. He was born June 29, 1944 in Morris Run.
Alfred Ogden, 87, of Riverside Park, Blossburg, died Monday, May 22, 1972, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He was born in Ogdensburg July 13, 1884, a son of Isaac and Rebecca Withey Ogden. Mr. Ogden was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. He was a retired Erie Railroad engineer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Johnson and Mrs. Betty Johnson, both of Blossburg; three sons, Robert, in California, and Harold and Howard, both of Blossburg, 31 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Thursday at Adams', Main St. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. James W. Garthoff, pastor of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, officiated.
Ogden, Alfred, age 87 of Riverside Park, Blossburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 22, 1972 at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Adams Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rev. James W. Garthoff officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mildred Johnson and Mrs. Betty Johnson, both of Blossburg, Pa.; sons, Harold and Howard Ogden, both of Blossburg, Pa. Robert Ogden of California; 31 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren. Mr. Odgen was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church and a retired Erie Railroad Engineer.
OGDEN Donald Ogden
91, of Blossburg, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Blossburg, he was the son of Clarence and Nora Berquist Ogden. Donald married the former Jane Wesneski who survives. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired from J.P. Ward as an inspector after 46 years of service. Donald was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post No. 8730, Blossburg, and The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton. Surviving Donald, in addition to his wife Jane Ogden of Blossburg, are sisters, Doris Leblanc and Hazel Skullney, both of Blossburg; granddaughter, Stephanie Ogden, Blossburg; and great-grandchildren, Noah and McKenzie. Donald was predeceased by a son, Randy Ogden; sisters, Gladys Heatherton and Gertrude Bailey; brothers, Kenneth and Joe Ogden. In keeping with Donald's wishes, there will not be a viewing or service. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery will full military honor being accorded. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Williamsport Sun Gazette – April 12, 2012
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro. Pa
Nov 1 1944
Miss Edith May Ogden, aged 23 ears(sic) of Elmira, died Oct 25. Survived by mother Mrs. Nellie Ogden of Blossburg; father Myron Ogden of Elmira; sister Mrs. Harold Bellinger of Blossburg; brothers Pfc.Leroy in France, T/5 Edward in South Pacific, T/Sgt.Walter in Alabama, Charles of Blossburg. Burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg Saturday
GORDON W. (JOE) OGDEN, 70, of RD 1, Troy, died December 14, 1987. He had owned and operated Ogden’s Meat Market in Blossburg for 39 years until his retirement in 1974. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Joann Ogden of Blossburg; four sisters and two brothers; two grandchildren; dear friend, Thelma Freeman of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held December 16 at the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg with Rev. Carl E. Hill officiating and interment to be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GORDON W. OGDEN
Gordon W. (Joe) Ogden, 70, of RD#1, Troy, died Monday, Dec. 14, at home. Born Jan. 10, 1917 at Blossburg, he was the son of Clarence and Nora Bergquist Ogden. A former member and operator of Ogden's Meat Market in Blossburg for 39 years, retiring in 1974, he presently was a part-time employee at the Holiday Market in Blossburg. He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Roaring Branch. A World War II veteran in the US Navy, he was a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Blossburg. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Joann Ogden of Blossburg; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Heatherton of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Gertrude Bailey of Wellsboro, Mrs. Doris LeBlanc and Mrs. Hazel Skullney, both of Blossburg; two brothers, Kenneth and Donald, both of Blossburg; grandchildren, Jerome Ogden II and Jennifer Ogden; dear friend, Thelma Freeman of Canton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday, Dec. 16), at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Carl E. Hill officiated. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery.
KENNETH S. OGDEN, 89, of 203 S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Williamsport Hospital. He retired in 1974 as a foreman from J.P. Ward Foundry. Born here July 9, 1909 he was a son of Clarence and Elnora Berquist Ogden. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, the former Frances Brainard; two sons, Richard and Clinton “Buddy”, both of Blossburg; a brother, Donald of Blossburg; three sisters, Gertrude Bailey of Wellsboro, Doris LeBlanc and Hazel Skullney, both of Blossburg; two stepsons, Robert Robinson of Cornville, Ariz., and Ronald S. Parker Jr. of Mayer, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Donna Adams of Big Flats, N.Y., Carolyn Eiswerth of Williamsport and Carol Richardson of Troy; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon, in 1987 and a sister, Gladys Hetherton, in 1997. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon, in 1987 and a sister, Gladys Hetherton, in 1997. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, pastor of Blossburg and Covington United Methodist churches, officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight. The family will provide the flowers. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
OGDEN LEONARD C. "LENNY"
Leonard C. "Lenny" Ogden, of Baltimore, Md. formerly of Blossburg, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at his home from a heart attack. Born in Blossburg on June 2, 1949, he was a son of the late Howard and Ruth Kreger Ogden. He was employed as a L.P.N. at Levindale Hebrew Center Home and Hospital in Baltimore. Lenny loved his work and enjoyed his home. He enjoyed watching QVC on television. Lenny was a devoted Christian. He is survived by sisters, Patricia (Jack) Lamberson of Wellsville, Betty (Henry) Bartlett and Dorothy (Neil) Krause all of Blossburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a close friend, Danny Hughes of Baltimore. He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Calling hours are 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral and committal services will follow with the Rev. Teddy Rood officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 8 to November 17, 2009
RANDY LEROY OGDEN, 46, of 116 Gulick St.,
Blossburg, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, in the Williamsport
Hospital. Born Jan. 19, 1957, in Blossburg, he was the son of Donald and
Jane Wesneski Ogden. He was employed by Ward Manufacturing for 16
years. Randy is survived by his parents of Blossburg; and several nieces
and nephews. Friends and family will be received in the Freeberg Funeral
Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until time of
service at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Sherry Good. Interment
will follow at the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
OGDEN Thomas Harold Ogden
66, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Blossburg, died
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. Thomas was born March 1, 1944, in
Blossburg, a son of Harold and Ruby (Brooks) Ogden. Thomas was employed
by 3M in Rochester until his retirement. Thomas is survived by his
mother, Ruby of Mansfield; a son, Steven; a daughter, Lisa Ann; three grandchildren;
nephews, Richard, Michael, Scott and Josh; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harold; brothers, Alfred and Richard
Ogden and a niece, Angela Page. Family and friends are invited to call on
Thursday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral
Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A
memorial service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with
the Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery,
Blossburg. Wellsboro Gazette – February 21, 2011
COVINGTON – The funeral will be Monday for William L. OGDEN, 34, of Covington, who was killed Friday, Nov. 30, 1973, when the truck he driving collided with a Penn Central Train at a crossing near Niles Valley.He was born in Blossburg on March 1, 1939, a son of Howard and Ruth Krager (Kreger) Ogden.Surviving are two daughters, Misses Pamela Lynn and Billie Jo Ogden, both of Covington; his parents, of Blossburg; five sisters, Mrs Patricia Lamberson, of Wellsville, Mrs. Shirley Bohart, of Liberty, Mrs Beverly Tomlinson, of Mansfield, Mrs. Betty Bartlett, of Covington, and Mrs. Dorothy Krause, of Blossburg, and two brothers, Allen, of Morris Run, and Leonard, of Blossburg.Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
Ogden, William L., age 34, of Covington, Pa. suddenly Friday, November 30, 1973 when the truck he was driving collided with a Penn Central train at a crossing near Niles Valley. He was employed by the Hamilton Coal Co., a division of Jones and Brague Mining Co., Blossburg. He was born in Blossburg on March 1, 1939, a son of Howard and Ruth Krager Ogden. Friends may call at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev George Niles, a friend of the family, of Wellsboro and Pastor Ray Camp of Blossburg officiating. Burial, Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by daughters, Misses Pamela Lynn and Billie Jo Ogden of Covington; parents Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ogden of Blossburg; sisters, Mrs. Patricia Lamberson of Wellsville, Pa., Mrs. Shirley Bohart, Liberty, Pa., Mrs. Beverly Tomlinson of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. Betty Bartlett, Covington, Pa., Mrs. Dorothy Krause of Blossburg, Pa.; brothers, Allan of Morris Run, Pa., Leonard of Blossburg, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mr. Ogden was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church, Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Blossburg, Hamilton Club, Morris Run. (Note: two obituaries combined)
WILLIAM L. OGDEN KILLED IN TRAIN-TRUCK COLLISION –
The funeral was held on Monday for William L. Ogden, 34, of Covington, who was killed Friday, Nov. 30, 1973, when the truck he was driving collided with a Penn Central train at a crossing near Niles Valley. He was born in Blossburg on March 1, 1939, a son of Howard and Ruth Krager Ogden. Mr. Ogden was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. He was employed by the Hamilton Coal Co., a division of Jones and Brague Mining Co., Blossburg. Mr. Ogden was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and the Hamilton Club, Morris Run. Surviving are two daughters, Misses Pamela Lynn and Billie Jo Ogden, both of Covington; his parents, of Blossburg; five sisters, Mrs. Patricia Lamberson, of Wellsville, Mrs. Shirley Bohart, of Liberty, Mrs. Beverly Tomlinson, of Mansfield, Mrs. Betty Bartlett, of Covington, and Mrs. Dorothy Krause, of Blossburg, and two brothers, Allan, of Morris Run, and Leonard of Blossburg. The funeral was held Monday at the Adams Funeral Home, 303 Main Street, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. W. A. Camp 3rd, his pastor, and the Rev. George Niles, a friend of the family, officiated.
ADOLPH THEODORE OLSON, 64 of Morris Run, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1959. He was a member of Swedish Lutheran Church, Morris Run, a retired miner. Survived by brother, Edward J. Olson of Morris Run. Body at home of John Johnson, Morris Run. Prayer service there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., funeral at 2 in Swedish Lutheran Church, the Rev. E. E. Cede. Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1959
OWENS - WILSON
Lenore Age 84, of McIntyre St., Blossburg, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 29, 1921 in New Bloomfield, the daughter of the late Rev. Leonard and Alice Owens, former Williamsport residents. Lenore was married to William C. Lawson, who preceded her in death; she later married George S. Wilson who survives. Lenore was a graduate of William Penn High School in Harrisburg and received a BS Degree from Mansfield University. She taught school at Harrisburg City School system for ten years and for many years at the Blossburg School system. Lenore was a member of State and National Retired Teachers; BPW, charter member, of Blossburg; committee person, county politics; United Methodist Church, Blossburg, Friendship Circle, choir and many committees in the church; Sr. Citizens committee. In addition to her husband, Lenore is survived by stepchildren, Carol (Robert) Alexander, Liberty, Joyce (Edgar) Messner, East Point, Sharon (Robert) Smith, Mansfield, and John (Norma) Martin, Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her first husband; and two brothers, Edgar L. Owens and Dr. Robert Owens. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday, January 27th, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jason Guillaume officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Donations may be directed to The United Methodist Church, Blossburg; or to Broad Acres, Wellsboro.
MICHAEL W. PADLESKI
Michael W. Padleski, 81, of Blossburg, died Saturday, January 3, 1981 in Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born August 8, 1899 at Morris Run, he was a son of John and Catherine Ritman Padleski. He was a retired employee of J. P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are a son John of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Urban of Millport, NY; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Auld Funeral Home with burial in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Plominski, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiated. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1981)
PAGE Doris Margaret Scheerer
69, of Blossburg, PA died at The Green Home in Wellsboro on March 27th, 2012. Doris was born on October 8th, 1942 in Sayre, Pennsylvania and was the eldest of 2 children born to Russell and Margaret Page. She grew up in Blossburg, PA where she met and married her first husband, Edward Sampson in 1959. Her second marriage to Robert A. Scheerer occurred on February 20, 1968 “Bob” Scheerer died on February 23, 2009 following 41 years of marriage. Doris will forever be remembered as someone who was always taking care of others, her tireless energy and work ethic, her abundant generosity and her big heart. She was most recently employed in the cafeteria for Southern Tioga Schools. Previously she worked for the Wundies Company and Ward Manufacturing. She was a member of Blossburg’s First United Methodist Church and the Church’s Friendship Circle group, a charter member of Blossburg’s Wm. B. Wilson American Legion Post 572 Auxiliary and a member of Liberty’s V.F.W. Post 6755 Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Blossburg Fire Department and Ambulance Association. Doris enjoyed spending time with her Family and Friends, the girls at work, the church, crafting, camping, and watching her favorite sport, NASCAR, where she loyally rooted for Dale Earnhart Jr. She was also devoted to her pets. She leaves behind her Aunt and best friend Marian Lindquist, Brother Russell (Bubby) Page; Step-Brothers Billy and Carl Page; Children Ed (Jimmy) Sampson, Randy Sampson, Bobbi Jo Brooks; Treasured grandchildren Nikkole, Anthony, Justin, Ashley and Amber; Step-Grandchildren, Bobby, Stephanie, and Nichole. Son’s in-law Greg Brooks, David Cooperman; Daughter in-law Nora Sampson; “Adopted” daughter Kim Sampson; Dearest friend Jim Weaver; and her many, many wonderful family members and friends who were blessed to know her. Calling hours are 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM, Saturday, March 31,2012 at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. Blossburg PA, followed by the Funeral and Community Services at 7PM. Burial will be at the Arbon cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2 or the First United Methodist Church 108 North Williamson Rd, both in Blossburg, PA 16912.
Funeral home obituary – March 29, 2012
PAGE –IDA B. GROOVER age 91, Crowe Nursing Home, Canton, Monday, Dec. 6, 1965. Body at Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Wilma B. Hoose. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by son, Harry G. Groover of Canton RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Herman of Canton, Mrs. Walter Middaugh of Harrisburg; brother, Isaac Page of Roaring Branch; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was born in Ogdensburg, Pa. on February 4, 1874 and was the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Taylor Page. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1965
RUSSELL H. PAGE
Russell Henry Page, 89, of Blossburg died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born May 28, 1911, in Kendall, N.Y., he was the son of John and Lillian Jeffrey Page. He was employed by Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg for over 30 years until his retirement. In earlier years, he served as police officer for the Blossburg Borough. He was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield; the Blossburg Knights of Columbus Council No. 2167; and was a life member of the Whispering Pines Cap and Flint Club. He was an excellent marksman. He enjoyed black powder shoots, hunting and fishing. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Margaret, in 1953; and one brother, Raymond, in 1978. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen, at home; four children, Russell Page Jr. and Doris Scheerer, both of Blossburg, Carl Page of Harrisburg and William Page of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Daisy Waight and Lillian Sechrist and Ruth Riley, all of Pine City, N.Y., and Kate Perkowski of Elmira, N.Y.; three brothers, John Page of Horseheads, N.Y., Ken Page of Ithaca, N.Y., and Jim Page of Pine City, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Monday, Oct. 30, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, where a vigil service and a Knights of Columbus service were also held. A prayer service was held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Louis Kaminski officiating. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
Francis PEQUIGNOT, aged 48 years, of Blossburg, died at 11am. Thursday, October 18, 1945 in the Blossburg Hospital, after a illness of six months. He was born in Sebring, and for the past 26 years was owner and operator of the Pequignot Garage and Service Station in Blossburg. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Margaret; his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Pequignot, of Blossburg; and a sister, Mrs Harry Maneval , of Ringtown. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Dwight Loder, Methodist Minister, officiated; burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
PARRY –MRS. LOUISA MCCONNELL, 77 of Main St., Blossburg, formerly of Arnot, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1961. She was the widow of Leon H. McConnell; a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church and Twilight Chapter, OES, Mansfield. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Irene Gendron of Beacon Falls, Conn.; sons, Howard of Endicott, Ralph of Port Alleghany; brothers, John Parry of Arnot, George Parry of Groveland; 10 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren. Body at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Calling hours; Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Ramp. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/1961
PARRY Mary Emma Stevens
88, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 23, 1925, in Arnot, she was the daughter of John and Annie Small Parry. She retired in 1990 from Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. Mary Emma was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, lifetime member of Royal Order of Moose, Chapter 981, Canton, for 56 years. She loved her time spent attending church services, singing and listening to gospel music. She was also a fan of country music. The time of her life and best vacation ever, which she spoke of often, was her trip to Hawaii with her daughter. She loved her family very much and enjoyed attending all events they participated in before her health prevented it. Mary Emma is survived by son, Donald Lee of Arnot; daughter, Donna Marie of Blossburg; grandsons, Edward Charles and wife Betsy of Jersey Shore, Patrick Michael and wife Melissa of Palm Harbor, Fla., Donald Lee Jr. and wife Peggy of Hinesville, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Emma, Grace, Emily, Mikayla, and Makenna. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald A. Stevens on Dec. 30, 1965; brother, Charles W. Parry; sister, Anna P. Brooks and brother-in-law Edwin Brooks. Funeral services will be privately held for family members at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating, interment will follow in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013.
PASSMORE – Mr. William PASSMORE , for many years a resident of Blossburg, where he was established prosperously in the merchant tailoring business, died there on March 24th, aged 60 years. Mr. PASSMORE was an Englishman by birth. Twenty-four years ago he married Miss Prudence HUGHES, who, with four children survives him. Buried in Arbon Cemetery. Apr. 4, 1900, Wellsboro Agitator +++
PATTERSON DORIS E. NOVITSKI
Doris E. Novitski, 54, of 230 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Saturday, August 22 as the result of an auto accident. She was born January 31, 1933 in Morris Run, the daughter of Otto and Elvira Johnson Patterson. She had been employed for 15 years as secretary for North Penn High School in Blossburg. She was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church and secretary of Ladies Aide. She is survived by her husband, William of Blossburg; two sons, Richard Berg, of East Berlin, Pa. and William F. Novitski, of Blossburg; one daughter, Karen Elaine Berg, of Williamsport; three brothers, Carl Patterson, of Ottawa, Ohio, Clifford Patterson, of Elmira, NY, and Kenneth Patterson, of San Bernadino, Calif.; one grandchild; a brother-in-law, Donald Berg of Homer, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday), August 25, at 10:30 am in the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run with the Rev. George E. Doran, supply pastor, officiating. Interment was made in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg. Arrangements were made by Drinkwine Funeral Home of Blossburg.
PATTERSON – Doris E. Novitski, 54, of 230 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Saturday, August 22 (1987) as the result of an auto accident. She was born January 31, 1933 in Morris Run, the daughter of Otto and Elvira Johnson Patterson. She had been employed for 15 years as secretary for North Penn High School in Blossburg. She was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church and secretary of Ladies Aide. She is survived by her husband, William of Blossburg; two sons, Richard Berg of East Berlin, PA and William F. Novitski of Blossburg; one daughter, Karen Elaine Berg of Williamsport; three brothers, Carl Patterson of Ottawa, Ohio, Clifford Patterson of Elmira, NY, and Kenneth Patterson of San Beradino, Calif.; one grandchild; a brother-in-law, Donald Berg of Homer, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday), August 25, at 10:30 AM in the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run with the Rev. George E. Doran, supply pastor, officiating. Interment was made in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Arrangements were made by Drinkwine Funeral Home of Blossburg.
PATTERSON ESTHER - MRS. GEORGE S. WILSON
Mrs. Esther P. Wilson, 58, wife of George S. Wilson, of 108 McIntyre Street, Blossburg, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 1974, at the North Penn Community Health Center. She was born in Morris Run on Aug. 1, 1915, a daughter of Otto and Vera Johnson Patterson. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Alexander, of Liberty RD 1, and Mrs. Charles Gibson, of Girardsville; four brothers, Arthur of Raymond Patterson, both of Elmira, NY; Gilbert Patterson, of Ottawa, Ohio, and Kenneth Patterson, of San Bernardino, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. Jack McFeiggan, of Midland Park, NJ, and Mrs. William Novitski, of Blossburg, and five grandchildren. The funeral was at 1:30 pm Sunday at Auld's, 120 North Williamson Road, with burial in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Glen Sullivan, her pastor, officiated.
Milo F. PATTERSON
Milo F. Patterson, 85 a retired farmer, died Monday afternoon March 1, 1954 at his home at Wellsboro RD 3 following a lengthy illness. He was born April 5, 1868, in Tioga County, the son of Charles P. and Laura Owens Patterson. He was, for fifty years, a member of the Aurora Grange. One of the first holstein breeders in the county, he was a member of the Holstein Breeders Association. He is survived by his wife Clara; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Brown of Prattsburg, N.Y., Mrs. E. L. McHuron of North Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. Howard Campbell of Wellsboro, Mrs. Kathryn Kennedy at home and Miss Helen Patterson of New York City; one son , Foster of Wellsboro RD 3; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also suviving are three sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Curley of Concord, Mass., and the Misses Mary and Adeline Patterson both of Wellsboro and three brothers John of Bacon, N.Y., and Dwight and Fred of Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held at the Bastian and Kuhl Funeral Home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and burial will be in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg, The Rev. Manley VanNess will officiate. submitted by grandson, James L. Patterson
ARTHUR PAYNE, 37, died Monday (Feb.5, 1934) at 9 p.m. at the family home in Canton, Pa. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Payne; a daughter, Anna May; two sons, Robert and Edward; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Payne of Morris Run, Pa.; three brothers, William and David Payne of Morris Run, Pa.; Leonard Payne of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Johnson, Mrs. Anna Whitman and Mrs. Beatrice E. Lavris all of Elmira, Mrs. May Higgins of Spokane, Wash. The funeral will be held Thursday in the Morris Run M.E. Church. Burial in the Morris Run, Pa. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1934 (Actually buried in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA per son, Ed Payne.)
MISS RUTH PERRY, 84, of 9 S. Washington St., Canton, died at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa., Aug. 18, 1980. Miss Perry was born July 11, 1896 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, a daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Gardner Perry. She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and a retired employee of the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton. She is survived by several cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, Canton, with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 until 4 p.m. Donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Association. –Towanda Daily Review.
E. Homer Age 85, of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Homer was born on June 6, 1920 in Oakgrove, Delaware the son of Edward and Florence (Ferrier) Phillips. He worked in the finance department for several credit unions over a period of 30 years. He was a WWII US Navy veteran and a member of the DAV. Homer is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Alan Weber of Fallston, MD, Angel and Kevin McVaugh of Blossburg, PA; the beloved friend of Jeannette Dawson of Blossburg, PA; three grandchildren, James Edward Weber, Kim Keating, Hunter McVaugh; four great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Lucille Phillips of Levittown, PA. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at 1 p.m. in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA, with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield PA.
PIERCE Charles Merton
Age 91, of Blossburg, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born January 20, 1917, the son of the late Merton and Dora Ripking Pierce. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Dorotha, in 2006. Charles was a veteran of WWll having served with the U.S. Navy. He attended the Calvary Mennonite Church in Morris Run. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and was well known as a craftsman in the field of fly tying. Charles is survived by his children, Joan (Larry) Wheeler, Cherry Flats, Marilyn (Robert) Gaylord, Pensacola, FL, Pastor Norman (Sharon) Pierce, Canton, Philip (Beth) Pierce, Stony Fork, Janice (Harold) House, Blossburg, and Karen (Skip) Warriner, Wellsboro. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Dorotha, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Decker; and sisters, Margaret Spencer and Jean Pierce, both of Canton. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, April 27 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Norman Pierce, Pastor Robert Martin and Pastor Dean Edwards. Burial with full Military Honors accorded will follow at Arbon Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2008.
PITTS, Ida – Miss Ida Pitts, aged about 30 years,
only child of Levi and Hannah Evans Pitts, of Blossburg, died Monday evening
about 10 o’clock in the Blossburg hospital. She was a teacher in the
Blossburg public schools and was well-known and highly esteemed by a wide
circle of friends. She had many relatives in Wellsboro, Charleston, and
vicinity. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919.
Additional article in Agitator on 12 March: The following people from
this vicinity attended the funeral of the late Miss Ida Pitts, of Blossburg,
last Thursday: Mrs. Fred Evans, Miss Nettie Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. O.H.
Evans and son, Ellsworth; Mr. and Mr. J.J. David; Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord
Benjamin, Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. H. Evans. The
statement in last week’s issue that Miss Pitts died at the hospital was an
error, as she died at her home.
POLLARD- Mrs. Lena Brueilly, widow of Peter Brueilly, of Elmira, formerly of Covington, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ester Clark, February 16, 1944. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clark, of Elmira; Mrs. Marjorie Devitt, of Millerton; one son , Raymond of Covington,; two sisters, Mrs Henry Williams, of Conrad, and Mrs. William Knickerbocker of Redlands, Calif. : eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday; burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Blossburg.
POWELL - MARTIN, Eva, age 74, of 428 Birch St., Williamsport, Pa., formerly of Blossburg, Pa., Sunday, April 9, 1972 at the Devine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. George E. Booth officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by brother, Elias Powell of San Jose, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Faith Rebecca Lodge No. 96, both of Blossburg, Pa.
PRICE - Miss Margaret Price, a former resident of Blossburg, who has resided in Ralston for the past 21 years, died last Thursday (June 17, 1943) at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellen Abbott. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Susan Shires, Mrs. Ellen Abbott and Mrs. Ida Landrus of Blossburg and one brother, Eugene Price of Louisiana. The body was brought to Blossburg where burial was made in Arbon cemetery. - The Wellsboro Gazette, June 24, 1943
PRYDE – Mrs. Agnes S. GILMORE, widow of the late James GILMORE, died August 4th, at her home in Blossburg. She had been ill for the past three years. She was born March 25th 1854, in Blossburg, and had spent most of her life in and near that borough. She is survived by two sons, John, of Arlington, N. J., and David of Iowa City, Iowa. She is also survived by five brothers and two sisters, David PRYDE, of Elmira; Robert PRYDE, Alexander PRYDE and James PRYDE, of Phillipsburg, Pa., Mrs. Margaret BLAIR, of Arnot, and Elizabeth Belle PRYDE, of Blossburg. 1917 Aug. 15th Wellsboro Agitator +++
PRYDE - DEATH OF DAVID PRYDE
David PRYDE was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning, April 23rd he having expired during the previous night. He was in his usual health on Saturday and spent some time at work in his garden. It is thought that his death was due to heart trouble. He was born in West Muir, Glasgow, Scotland June 20, 1828, and was in his 71st year. He came to America in 1848 and settled in Blossburg where he was married in 1851 to Mary Isabelle HUTCHESON who survives him. He was a consistent Christian, one whose life exemplified his belief and was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. He was strictly temperate, honest and honorable, a kind neighbor and good citizen whose loss will be felt not only by family but by the community in which he dwelt. He was the father of 12 children ten of whom are now living: David and Lowman, of Blossburg; Robert of Corning; John, Alexander, James and William of McCalmont, Jefferson County, Pa.; Agnes, wife of James GILMORE, of Blossburg; Margaret, wife of John J. BLAIR, of Arnot, and Elizabeth Isabel of Blossburg. He also leaves 28 grandchildren. His funeral was held at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence and was largely attended. Rev. W. A. BROWN of the Presbyterian Church at Arnot, Rev. T. D. HENSHAW of the 2nd Congregational church and Rev. BROWN of the Baptist church of Blossburg were the ministers who officiated. The pall bearers were: Wm LOGAN, Alexander LOGAN, Benjamin ROBERTS, Thomas BARR, Arnot, and Thomas J. EVANS and David MAXWELL, of Blossburg. The burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. 1899 Apr 23 date of death old copy of obituary +++
Wellsboro Agitator – May 3, 1899
--Mr. David Pryde, of Blossburg, was found dead in his bed last week, Sunday morning. He had seemed to be in his usual health the day before and spent most of the day at work in his garden. He was in his usual spirits on retiring. Mr. Pryde was 71 years of age. He was a native of Scotland, but he had been a resident of Blossburg for nearly half a century. He leaves a widow.
PRYDE David E.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 9, 1925
--David E. Pryde, of Elmira, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of four months. Mr. Pryde had been a resident of Elmira for the past thirteen years, removing there from Blossburg. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Harry J. Halpin, of Elmira, and Miss Anna D. Pryde, at home; also two sons, A. D. Pryde, of Ithaca, and Robert Pryde, of Philadelphia.
PRYDE – JAMES H. PRYDE OF YATESBORO DIES; ILL DAY AND A HALF
James H. Pryde, aged 56 years, died at the Central Hotel in Yatesboro, his home for a number of years at two a.m. o’clock Friday morning. Mr. Pryde had been ill just a day and a half with heart trouble when the end came. The deceased was unmarried. He is survived by three brothers, William of Philipsburg; David of Elmira, New York; and Alexander of Avoca, New York, and two sisters: Mrs. John BLAIR of Detroit, Michigan; and Mrs. Ned HALLSTEAD of Avoca, New York. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. 1924 Sept. 26th –The remains of James PRYDE were brought to Blossburg for interment in Arbon Cemetery on Sept. 29th. Mr. PRYDE was formerly a resident of this place. 1924 Oct. 8th, Wellsboro Agitator
PRYDE James H
Wellsboro Agitator – October 8, 1924
--The remains of James Pryde were brought to Blossburg for interment in Arbon cemetery on Sept. 29. Mr. Pryde was formerly a resident of this place.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 6, 1911
Word has been received here of the sudden death of John Pryde, of Tyler, brother of Mr. David Pryde, of this place.
PRYDE – Lowman C. PRYDE aged 28, died on May 25th of heart disease at the home of his mother Mrs. David PRYDE in Blossburg. He is survived by three sisters and six brothers, the brothers serving as pallbearers at his funeral. Burial at Arbon Cemetery. 1904 Jun. 8th, Wellsboro Agitator +++
PRYDE – Death of Mrs. John BLAIR. Mrs. Margaret PRIDE BLAIR, wife of John BLAIR, died August 25, at her home in Detroit, Mich., after a long illness. The funeral was held Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church at Blossburg, the Rev. H. L. MALTMAN of the Covington Church officiating. Mrs. BLAIR was a resident of Arnot for many years and her husband is a brother of the Rev. M. S. BLAIR of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband and two children. Sept. 6th, 1928 Wellsboro Gazette
PURVIS - MRS. SOPHRONIA SOPER (SRGP 9111)
Blossburg-Mrs. Sophronia Soper, 93, widow of Jerome Soper and the oldest resident of this place, died early Monday at the family home after a short illness. Mrs. Soper whose maiden name was Sophronia Purvis, was born in Pike, Pa., Jan. 1, 1840. In 1895 the family came to Blossburg. On New Year's day, Mrs. Soper celebrated her 93rd birthday. She was a member of the local Baptist Church. Survivors are two daughters Mrs. W.B. Steele and Mrs. Cora Miller of Blossburg; a son, Frank Soper, of Elmira; eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at her home, the Rev. F.H. McNair, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery. (February 27, 1933)
RAUSCHER, William – William Rauscher, aged 63 years, died at the Blossburg hospital Oct. 19. He had been in poor health for several years. Several weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and he was taken to the hospital but the doctors were unable to do anything for him. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Florence Rauscher, of Newberry. The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. G.A. Scott, of the M.E. church, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.
Donald Reid, 54, of Glen Campbell, formerly of Morris Run, died of a heart attack Saturday, January 8, 1972, at his home. He was born in Morris Run on August 28, 1917, a son of Robert and Fannie Boyd Reid. He was district manager of Interstate Amiesite Company at Dunbar at the time of his death. He was a former employe of the J.P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg, and operated the former Wakley Hotel at Westfield. Mr. Reid was a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, Jaffa Shrine at Altoona, the Williamsport Consistory, and the William B. Wilson American Legion Post 572 of Blossburg. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Levindowski; three sons, Donald, of Rossiter, Gary and James, both at home; mother, Mrs. Fannie Reid, Riverside Park area, Blossburg; a sister, Mrs. Janet Guy, Morris Run; two brothers, John (Jack) and James, both of Blossburg. The funeral was held Wednesday at Auld's, North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Kenneth A. Burket, pastor of the Blossburg First United Methodist Church, officiated.
ROBERT GILBERT REID
Robert Gilbert Reid, age 51, of 402 Union Place, Elmira, formerly of Blossburg, died suddenly, Tuesday, February 27, 1973. Funeral service and committal was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday with the Rev. Kenneth A. Burket officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Howard (Jean) Everson and Mrs. Clarence (Lucille) Hodder both of Blossburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Anna M. Age 85, of Blossburg, PA, died May 1, 2006 at the Water of Three Rivers Nursing Home in Erwin, NY. Born in Corning, NY on March 2, 1921, a daughter of Aniello and Margaret (Brown) Russo. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg. Anna enjoyed painting pictures with watercolors, knitting and sewing. She loved her family, especially her granddaughter's younger years. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Payne and special friend, Scott Jackson; granddaughter, Sarah Payne and special friend, Dennis Hale, all of Mt. Airy, MD; two brothers, Anthony and Carmen Russo, both of Corning NY; two sisters-in-law, Edna Matreski of Blossburg, Agnes Stewart of Corning; brother-in-law, Carlton Rennie; a special niece and nephew, John and Christine Russo; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, William Rennie, on October 25, 1999. Friends may call 11 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. The funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. of N.E. PA, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
RENNIE James W.
James W. Rennie, 78, of Mansfield RD 3, died Monday, Dec 16, 1974, while visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary DeKoschak, Auburn, NY. He was born at Arnot on Oct 4, 1896, a son of Hugh and Mary Williamson Rennie. A veteran of World War I, he was a member and past commander of the Blossburg American Legion Post No. 572. Mr. Rennie also was a member of the Blossburg Independent Order of Odd Fellows No. 485, the Covington Grange, and of the Church of Christ of Canoe Camp, PA. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving, besides his daughter, are his wife, the former Melvina Woodard; a son, James, of Coldwater, Mich.; a brother, Matt, of Endicott, NY, and two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral was at 1 pm Friday at the Auld Funeral Home, North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, officiated.
REVIE - Fred G. REVIE, 75, of Blossburg, was dead on arrival Thursday, Nov 27, 1975, at the North Penn Health Center, Blossburg. He was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Canton Moose Lodge. Mr. REVIE was retired as an orderly from the former Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl MILLER; three sons, Harold, of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Howard, of Denver, and John, of Elmira, NY; four daughters, Mrs. Elwyn YOUMANS and Mrs. Russell THOMAS, both of Covington, Mrs. Raymond YOUNG, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Dorothy CONKLIN,of Lompoc, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Clifford HUFF, of Elmira; 23 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Adams funeral home, Blossburg. The Rev. Guy CAMP III, his pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren
RIEPPEL - Arlene Strailey, 87, [SRGP 83343] of Blossburg, diedon Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Arlene Rieppel Strailey was born in Cowanesque, on Jan. 2, 1922, the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Skinner) Rieppel. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Strailey who diedin 1997. Arlene was employed as assistant librarian at the Blossburg Memorial Library for 15 years until retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Blossburg’s First United Methodist Church. Most important in Arlene’s life was caring for her family and home. She excelled at cooking, sewing and crafts. Arlene also enjoyed reading and gardening. Surviving are her two sons, Donald Strailey of San Francisco and Piers Strailey (Faith Kantor) of Quincy Calif.; two grandsons, Kaarle and Kendaal; a sister, Edith West of Middlebury Center; and a brother, James H. Rieppel. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Donald; four siblings, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, and Paul and Perry Rieppel. The family invited friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St, Blossburg. The funeral service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Arbon Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial to the Book of Memory, First United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Road, or to the Memorial Library, 307 Main St. both in Blossburg, Pa. 16912. - Mansfield Gazette, April 29, 2009
The Wellsboro Agitator 10/26/1949 (SRGP 38918)
TWO KILLED AT BLOSSBURG
When Train Struck Car At Main Street Crossing
Mrs. Maude ROBBINS Schultz and Glenn Martin , of Blossburg were killed at about 10:30 a.m. Monday when the car in which they were riding was struck by a locomotive of the Bloss Division of the Erie Railroad at the Main street crossing. Mr. Martin, brother of Roy D. Martin of Horseheads, was being driven home from a physicians office by Mrs. Schultz, a neighbor. A.E. Parks of Hornell, engineer of the train, told Jack Van Dyke, investigating Blossburg police chief, that he had blown a whistle for the crossing, which is unguarded. He said Mrs., Schultz apparently did not see the train in time and then tried to beat it across the tracks. Mrs. Schultz was killed instantly: Mr. Martin died shortly after arrival of a physician. The train hit the Schultz car on the side in which Mr. Martin was riding. He was thrown from the demolished car while Mrs. Schultz was carried along in the wreckage.
Mrs. Schultz (Maude E. ROBBINS), widow of Alfred Schultz, was born in Covington, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Frank Robbins. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Stradley, of Elmira, Mrs. Fred Miller, of Endicott, two sons, Howard and Harold, of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Mervin Bement, of Montour Falls, N.Y.; Mrs. Clarence Seeley, of Canton; two brothers, Earl Robbins of Rochester, and Mark Ayres, of Canton; and five grandchildren. (The accident was 10/24/1949 and burial was in Arbon cemetery)
KENNETH N. ‘DOO DAA’ ROBERTS age 57, of Lowman, NY, diedFriday, October 6, 2006, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA, following an injury sustained in May. Kenny was born September 23, 1949 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Stanley K. and Irma L. Shattuck Roberts. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and later served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Kenny was many things to many people but to us a brother he will always be. Survivors include his two brothers, Kevin R. Roberts of Lincolnton, NC, Ellwyn E. and Susan Roberts of Attica, NY; his sister, LuEllen D. and Lynn Perry of Lowman, NY; several nieces and nephews to whom he was known as Santy Claus. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, October 10, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
ROCKWELL - MRS. CONSTANCE COOPER: Mrs. Constance Rockwell Cooper, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a native of Blossburg, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 1973, at St. Petersburg. She was born a daughter of Charles and Lucy Rockwell. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Blossburg Episcopal Church. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers’ College. Surviving are a stepson, Thomas Cooper, of New York City, and a brother, John Rockwell, of St. Petersburg. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. George E. Booth, her pastor, officiated.
ROUPP –LEAH MAE ROUPP BACHMAN KEAGLE, 77 of Blossburg died August 18, 1989 at her home following a short illness. Mrs. Keagle was born Sept. 4, 1911 in Towanda a daughter of Ross and Lela Chapman Roupp. In 1927 she began working at the Blossburg State Hospital and retired as purchasing agent at its closing in 1972. Mrs. Keagle was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and was very active at many levels, including member of the former Ammoma Class, President of the Board of Turstees, church treasurer, until her illness, and member of the Blossburg American Baptist Women. She was honored as their “Woman in Ministry”. She was a member of Sebring Grange #1047; executive board member of North Penn Comprehensive Health Care Corporation and was honored for her time and dedication to the corporation. She was President of the North Penn auxiliary and a dedicated fund raiser. Mrs. Keagle was named BPW Woman of the Year in 1978 and was a former Girl Scout Leader. She has many interests and was a diligent gardener. Surviving are: one son and his wife, John E. and Rae Backman, Blossburg; two daughters and their husbands, Jane and Milton Allen, Endicott, NY, Dorothy A. and Ernest Norman, Liberty; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret English, Muncy, Mrs. Evelyn Kreger and Mrs. Joyce Lloyd, Blossburg; seven brothers, Clifford Roupp, Nauvoo, John Roupp, Arnot, Clarence Roupp, Williamsport, Robert Roupp, Liberty, Francis Roupp, Blossburg, Richard Roupp and Ross Roupp, Arnot. She is also survived by many friends. She was predeceased by her husbands, John E. Backman Oct. 1946, and Russell J. Keagle May 6, 1989; and one brother, Ernest C. Roupp, Nov. 1985. Funeral services were held August 21 at the First Baptist Church, Blossburg with Rev. John Shypulefski, her pastor officiating. Interment was in Arbon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the first Baptist Church in Mrs. Keagle’s memory. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ROSE - Eleanor Rose Wilson, 95, [SRGP 88987] of College Park, Md. died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Eleanor was born June 23, 1911 in Blossburg, the daughter of Elwood and Mary Rose. She was married to the late Thomas J. Wilson. Eleanor graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College in 1933 and taught in the Blossburg schools for seven years before marrying and moving to Washington, D.C. She continued her teaching career for 23 years retiring in 1974. Before moving to Washington, she was an active member and Sunday School teacher at the Blossburg United Methodist Church and a charter member of Twilight Chapter #475 OES in Mansfield. She is survived by her son Robert (Joan) Wilson of Edgewater, Md.; her daughter Mary Ellen (Thomas) Yankowy of College Park, Md.; her sister Kathryn Rose Whittaker of the Green Home, Wellsboro; her grandchildren Karen (Mack) Salehi, Thomas (Theresa) Wilson, Scott (Leslie) Yankowy, Shannon, Amanda and William Yankowy; great-grandchildren Colin, Corianne and Matthew Wilson and Emily Salehi. Family and friends were received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, today, Wednesday, May 30 from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Interment followed at Arbon Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 May 2007
ROSE - WHITTAKER, Kathryn Mary Rose [SRGP
Age 95, of Blossburg, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born November 21, 1913, she was a daughter of Mary Anderson and Elwood Rose. Kathryn was the wife of the late Glen H. Whittaker and sister of the late Eleanor D. Rose Wilson. She graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College in 1937 and taught in the Arnot, Morris, Elkland, Covington and Blossburg elementary schools, retiring in 1974. Kathryn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blossburg and belonged to the church's Alpha group. She was a charter member of Twilight Chapter # 475 O.E.S. in Mansfield. Kathryn enjoyed music, gardening, traveling and poetry. She played piano, sang in the church choir and preformed solos for many weddings. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Nancy Holley of Elmira; her step grandchildren, Sean (Patti) Holley and Colleen (Alex) DiVernieri; step great-grandchildren, Katelyn Holley, Matthew and Victoria Valicenti; nephew, Robert (Joan) Wilson of Edgewater, MD; niece, Mary Ellen (Thomas) Yankowy of College Park, MD; grandnephews and nieces, Karen (Mack) Salehi, Thomas (Theresa) Wilson, Scott (Leslie) Yankowy, Shannon Yankowy, Amanda (Joseph) Stitz and William Yankowy; and many friends. Funeral services will be held from the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, April 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. Rev. Jason Guillaume will officiate; burial will be at Arbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Blossburg Memorial Library in Kathryn's name would be appreciated. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2009
ROUPP - Van C. "Brovie" Roupp, 51, of Covington, died
unexpectedly on Friday, April 16, 2010. Van was born Jan. 24, 1959, in Blossburg, a son of VanDyne and Grace Godbee Roupp. Van was employed by Eugene and Evelyn House for several years. He enjoyed camping on the mountain with his friends, 4-wheeling, and spending time with his granddaughter. Van is survived by his son, Robert of Florida; a daughter, Crystal Roupp Haddow of Blossburg; a very special granddaughter, Margo Haddow; brothers, James (Loretta) Roupp of Troy, Denny (Tammie) Roupp of Florida, Richard (Shareen) Roupp of Florida, Charles (Bonnie) Roupp of Blossburg, David (Janet) Roupp of Liberty; sisters, Jerry Learn of Wellsboro, Janice (Milton) Brown of Canton, Nettie (PJ) Cole of North Carolina, Christine (Albert) Short of Roaring Branch, Vicky (Tim) Dibble of Troy, Veronica (John) Gulliver of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Van was predeceased by his parents; brother-in-law, Durwood Learn; nieces, Laura Roupp, Kimberly Learn; and a nephew, Mark Logan. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ralph Bender officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 2010
RUSSELL Betty Holley
76, of Morris Run, died Saturday Sept. 17, 2011, at her residence. Born March 17, 1935, in Laquin, she was the daughter of the late Rodney and Ethel Vargason Russell. Betty married Clarence Holley on May 13, 1953. He preceded her in death June 18, 2010. She was retired from Ward Manufacturing. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Deb (Ed) Johnson of Morris Run, Dan Holley of England, Darlene Anderson of Philadelphia, Doreen Mase of Blossburg, David (Clara) Holley of Covington, Doug (Flo) Holley of Lawrenceville; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; a sister, Dorothy Frost of Millerton. In addition to her parents and husband Clarence, Betty was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, a grandson and a son-in-law, Tom Mase. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday Sept. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – September 20, 2011
RUSSELL Edward C. Russell, 64, [SRGP 88984] of Mansfield, died at his home Sunday, November 11, 1956. Burgess of Mansfield for 21 years, he was the only All-American football player to come from the Mansfield area. In 1916 he graduated at the University of Pennsylvania and was All-American in 1915. Born in Blossburg, he was the son of Edward L. and Eugenia Miller Russell. For several years he was football coach and advisor at Mansfield State Teachers College. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. He was a member of Lodge 247 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club, a past commander of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Elliott Russell; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Falk of Millersville, and Miss Barbara Ann Russell of Mansfield; one son, Edward C., Jr., of Coudersport; his mother, Mrs. Eugenia Miller Russell of Mansfield; and two grandsons. Rev. Daniel J. Stover conducted the services on Tuesday. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Masonic services were held on Monday night in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 15, 1956
RUSSELL Edward C. Russell, Jr., 57, [SRGP 04325] of 41 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1988 following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 31, 1931, in Blossburg, he was a son of Edward C. Sr. and Eleanor Elliott Russell. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. An Army veteran, he served with the 103rd Medical Battalion. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Mansfield State Teachers College and Columbia University. Mr. Russell owned the W.C. Miller Monument Co. in Mansfield, and had been a teacher. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret R. Falk of Millersville and Barbara R. Williams of Kevin John, MD; three nephews and a niece. Funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 23, 1988
RUSSELL - Edward Ledyard Russell [SRGP 89008]
Blossburg, April 15 - The sad news reached here on Tuesday evening of the death of Mr. Edward Ledyard Russell, that afternoon, at his winter home at Palm Beach, Florida, from grip. For 27 years past he conducted a photograph gallery here, going south during the winter, where he had also a studio. He was a man of much culture and many sterling business qualities, beloved by many friends. His remains arrived here on Friday evening, accompanied by his wife [nee Eugenia Miller], his little son, Edward, and Miss Mary Saks, who for the past two years has been an attendant in his southern studio. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Russell's father, Mr. John Miller, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Melvin Owen, of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Mr. Russell was 47 years old and leaves, beside his wife and son, his mother, Mrs. F.L. Russell, of this borough. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 16, 1902
RODNEY RUSSELL age 67, of Morris Run, Pa., Sunday, December 24, 1967 at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends may call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the Blossburg Methodist Church Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Arbon Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Betty Holley of Morris Run, Pa., Mrs. Dorothy Frost of Covington; step-sons, Francis Sullivan of Owego, N.Y., Carl C. Chaapel of Cornwells Heights, Pa.; step-daughters, Mrs. Alma Ripple of roaring Branch, Pa., Mrs. Edith Trevino of Morris Run, Pa., Mrs. Eula Buono of Monongahela, Pa., Mrs. Lucille Pierce of Morris Run, Pa.; nine grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1967
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