North Union Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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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.
JENKINS John Edgar
98, well known former resident of Troy, PA, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of Eva A. (Williams) Jenkins. The couple was about to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary on December 6th. They were married on December 6, 1933. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-1:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. At 1:45 p.m. Trojan Lodge #306 will give a Masonic service. The funeral service to honor John's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th at the funeral home with his Pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. John was born on April 16, 1909 at Springbrook, Canton Township. He was son of the late Justin and Mabel (Myrick) Jenkins. John was named after the late Commander John Edgar Brown of Cedar Ledge. At the age of 10, John, his two brothers and two sisters were left homeless after their parents died3 months apart. His older sister Merle had just married and lived on Bunyan Hill. She made a home for them with her, which consisted of Gordon, Maybelle, Philip, and John. He was active in the Troy community, serving on the Troy Borough Council, was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, was a Troy Grange member for over 25 years, enjoyed the Troy Geneology group, and volunteered for the Troy museum. In 1943, John joined Trojan Lodge #306 a Free and Accepted Masons, was a member of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261, the Towanda Lodge of Perfection #146, and the Towanda and Williamsport Consistories of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. John enjoyed the time spent with Floyd Wright assisting with chicken barbeques and working with international couples. He also liked fishing and hunting and just being on Armenia Mountain where he spent time gathering it's history. John loved telling stories of growing up on Bunyan Hill and his first job with Orrin Warner when he was 19, going to the Troy Fair and making taffy and crispettes. John was in the poultry business for 15 years and worked for DeLaval Milking Supplies Company for 20 years and retired from there in the 1970's. John is survived by his wife, Eva; his two daughters, Shelia (John) Wilcox of Mt. Pisgah, PA, Phyllis (Maurice) Kendall of Florida; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his sister, Maybelle Clinton of Millerton, PA; and several nieces and nephews.John is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Merle Shedden; and his brothers, Philip and Gordon Jenkins. Contributions may be made in John's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Reddington Avenue, Troy, PA 16947, or to the North Union Cemetery Association, C/O Janet Spencer, 1404 Shanty Hollow Rd., Roaring Branch, PA 17765. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.
KECK –DOROTHY ANNE (KECK) ROTH, 93, formerly of Canton diedquietly at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA May 11, 2000. Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, January 18, 1907, she was the daughter of Clinton H. and Minerva (Schell) Keck. She worked much of her life in the banking profession, beginning as a teller and later moving onto other clerical work. She was last employed by the Hunterdon County National Bank of Flemington, NJ. Dorothy was married to Louis Martin Roth and after his passing she relocated to Canton to be close to other family members. She grew up as a member of the German Reformed Church, now a part of the United Church of Christ. For many years she had been a member of the Association of Business and Professional Women. Surviving are four grandsons and several great-grandchildren, nieces, Carol (Claude) Morgan, Canton and Judy (Chet) Brown, Florida, one great niece and two great-nephews. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Louis Martin Roth, Jr. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. (Buried North Union Cemetery, Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA)
KENNEDY –MRS. LENA MAE HERRINGTON, 84, of 28 North Minnequa Ave., Canton, died at the Troy Community Hospital Saturday evening, Nov. 11, 1978, after an extended illness. She was born in Union Township on Jan. 16, 1894 a daughter of C. Elmer and Frances Taylor Kennedy. For over 50 years she was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples and at one time taught a Sunday school class and sang in the church choir. Prior to retirement she was employed for seven years by the Belmar Manufacturing Company in Canton and previous to that by Weldons in Williamsport. She is survived by two nephews, Robert Rinebold of Tannersville, N.Y., and Richard Rinebold of Binghamton; one niece, Miss Jean Rinebold of Binghamton and one great-niece and one great nephew. The funeral service will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert D. Parker, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
KILBORN - Evelyn E. Burgess
Evelyn E. Burgess, 53, Wife of Jay R. Burgess of Canton RR1 died at the Troy Community Hosptial, thursday, June 20, 1963 after an extended illness. She was born in Leolyn, Feb. 28, 1910, daugther of Archie and Jennie Willams Kilborn. She is survived by her husband, A daugher, Miss Mary Jane Burgess of RR1 Canton, three sons, Martin Burgessof at home, Lewis Schanbacher of RR1, Canton, and Meylert G. Schanbacker with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas. two grandchildern. A Twin-brother Edwin Kilborn of Canton R.R.2. Funeral services were held at the Klees funeral home, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor, officiating; burial was in North Union Cemetery.
KILBORN - Pauline Arbogast
46 of Canton Star Route,died Friday June 11, 1954 at the Robert Packard Hosp. where she had been a patient for 2 days. She is survived by her husband E.J. Arbogast and one Aunt, Mrs. Mabel Reese of Wellsboro. The body was at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. Where service wae held on monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wilma Hoose, Burial was in the North Union Cemetery, Union Township.
LANDON - Edna Mae Spencer
Mrs. Edna Mae Spencer,85, died at the home of her daugther, Mrs. Elizabeth Tracey, 201 Troy Street, Canton, on Friday morning june 23, 1972, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Spencer was a former resident of R.D.2 Roaring Branch. and was the widow of Albert D. Spencer,who precded her in death in 1962. She was born in Union Township ,on Oct. 5, 1886, the daughter of Benjamin H. and Carrie Miller Landon. She was a member of the North Union Christian Church for 72 years, and she was a 60 year member of the Union Center Grange. Beside her daugther, she is survived by one son, Lloyd B. Spencer, R.R. 2 Roaring Branch; 5 grandchildern, five great grandchildern, several nieces, nephews. funeral services were held at thr Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton on Monday, June 26,1972 at 2 p.m. Officating was her her pastor, Rev. Ralph R. Knight. Burial will be at a later date in the North Union Cemetery. Memorials, in the name of Edna Spencer, may be made to the North Union Christian, or the Canton Community Nursing services.
LANDON –GRACE A. SLUSSER, 92, Muncy died September 15, 1998, at Manor Care Health Service. Born August 15, 1906, in North Union, Tioga County, she was the daughter of Walter J. and Ina Mae Huffman Landon. She had owned and operated Dutchess Beauty Shop in Montoursville and had been employed by the former Carey McFall Corp., Montoursville and the former Montoursville Telephone Exchange. Memberships include; John Burrows Historical Society, Montoursville, and a charter member of the Willing Hands Hose Co. ladies auxiliary, Montoursville. She enjoyed needlework, tatting, crocheting and knitting. Surviving are two daughters, E. Patricia McGrew, Barbours; and Rae Jean Farrar, Muncy; brother, Rudolph Landon, Montoursville; six grandchildren, Susan McGrew, Laurie Aikey, Torie Thompson, Rebecca Venema, Tracie and Tess Farrar; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond E. Slusser, in 1979; granddaughter, Candance McGrew and a sister, Mary Landon James. A memorial service was held at Kaufman’s, Montoursville with the Rev. Eduardo Guerra of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Montoursville, officiating. Burial was in the North Union Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HAROLD L. LANDON. Of Union Township Age 74, on February 13, 2001 died after a brief stay at the Williamsport Hospital. Born September 1, 1926, he was the son of Lloyd and Florence (Randall) Landon. He was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. In Canton, he owned a grocery store, a Nationwide Insurance agency and the H&E Apple Orchards, which he ran with his beloved wife, Edna (Austin) Landon. Harold served on the Canton Borough Council and the School Authority. He was on the Green Free Library Board for many years, and was honored last year at the Library's Centennial Banquet. He served 23 years as treasurer of the local chapter of the Salvation Army, and was a 20 gallon Red Cross Blood Donor. He enjoyed bowling. He was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton, where he served as an Elder, a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, chairman of the church's administrative board and chairman of the Christian Men's Fellowship. Harold is survived by his wife, Edna, at home, sons, Dennis (Lana) Landon of St. Louis, MO. Perry (Lynn) Landon of Jersey Shore, Brian (Helen) Landon of Canton, Robert Landon of Lancaster, daughters, Nancy (James) Hardy of Philadelphia, Susan Perfetti of Indiana, PA, Jana (Gregory) Strong of RR 1 Roaring Branch, brother, Paul (Julia) Landon of Tunkhannock, sister, Ruth Ann (Carl) McCoy of Scapoose, OR; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Florence; brothers, James and Louis and sister, Louise Kerrick. A private funeral and interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Church of Christ (Disciples), 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, Saturday, February 17th, 2PM with Rev. David B. Morris and Rev. Thomas Logston officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM at the church. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in Harold's memory may be directed to the Church of Christ Memorial Fund, or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center Street, Canton, PA. Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. (Buried North Union Cemetery.)
LANDON Lloyd V - Lloyd V. Landon, 78 of Roaring Branch RD1, died Feb 16, 1971 at the Blossburg State Hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1892, a son of Benjamin H. and Carrie Miller Landon in Union Township. He was a retired farmer and owned the Studebaker car agency in Canton. He operated the Mobile gas station and was a storekeeper for an Independent grocery store in Canton. He was a 50 year member of Union Center Grange #784 and a member of the No. 415 F. and A.M. He was also a member of the North Union Church. He is survived by two daugthers, Mrs. Wilbur (Louise) Kerrick of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Carl (Ruth Ann) Mc Coy of St. Paul, Minn.; four sons, Harold, Paul of Canton, James and Louis of Canton; 21 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edna Spencer of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held Wednesday at Morse Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Ralph Knight officiating. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.
LEWIS R. ESAIAS, 61, of Canton RD 2, diedMonday, Sept. 25, 1989 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Esaias was born Nov. 4, 1927 at Blossburg, Tioga County PA., a son of Thomas J. and E. Esther Hall Esaias. He was a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Esaias was a member of Union #832 and the North Union Disciples of Christ Church. Louie was a very active Mason and held many positions in the Canton F.&A.M. Lodge #415, Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261, Council of Royal and Select Master Masons #24, Athens, the Northern Commandery #16, Towanda, and the York Cross of Honor #6. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge #429 and the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post #49 of Troy. He was a life-member of the Innes Hose Company, Canton Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 17 years the former, Shirley A. Thomas, whom he married on Nov. 26, 1971; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Preston of Canton; Mrs. Gwen Arbogast of Williamsport; Mrs. Phyllis Johnson of Long Island, N.Y.; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Thomas, Canton, RD 2; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Hall Esaias in March 1986 and Evor Esaias in March 1987 and a sister, Rev. Esther Lambert in April 1987. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, from his church at North Union with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Friends may call at the church from noon until 1:45 p.m. Saturday. The Canton Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 1:45 p.m. followed by Masonic memorial service at 1:50 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the North Union Disciples of Christ Church, the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Esaias’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review. (Buried N. Union Cemetery, Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA.)
LOVEJOY, HARRY E., Services were held May 18 for Harry E. Lovejoy, 89, Canton, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with interment in N. Union Cemetery. Mr. Lovejoy died at Troy Community Hospital on May 16, 1984. He was born July 28, 1894 in Elmira, son of George and Evalyn Collins Lovejoy. He was a retired, nationally known harness maker with W.W. Gleckner & Son, Canton. He was also a retired dairy farmer and a member of North Union Church of Christ and North Union Grange. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, the former Jennie Beck; daughters, Thelma Page of Horseheads and Eunice McIlwain, Canton; son, Wayne of Earlville, NY; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren. (TGR May 24, 1984)
LOVEJOY Keith - Keith Lovejoy, 23 months old, died at his Roaring Branch home, a few days after being scalded with hot water. Born Oct. 19, 1922, son of Harry and Jennie Beck Lovejoy. He is survived by his parents, two sisters; Thelma Lovejoy and Eunice Lovejoy, at home; one brother, Wayne Lovejoy at home; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Sept 24, 1924, at the family home. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.
LOVEJOY, Shirley Ann, the 15th month old daugther of Wayne and Jane Randall Lovejoy of Union Township, died Friday March 1, 1940 of influenza. with in two hours after her death a second child was born to the parents at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lovejoy. Other surviving relatives are: grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Randall, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lovejoy; great grandparents, Mrs. Frank Landon, Charles Randall, Mrs. Eva Berry and Mrs. Lucy Beck. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Harry Lovejoy residence and burial was in North Union Cemetery. Rev. La Rue Brown officiating.
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Dale Machmer died Feb 8, 1969, at the Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Machmer is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene May of Canton RD2. Mr. Machmer is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Machmer of Canton RD2. The Machmers have two young children DeLisa and Lawrence. A family committal service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Donald Winstead, pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church officiating . Burial was in North Union Cemetery.
MACHMER La Donna Machmer- La Donna Ann Machmer of Canton RD2 died at birth Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1976 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She is survived by her parents Dale & Barbara May Machmer; sister, Delisa at home; brother, Allyn at home; paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Machmer of Canton; maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Eugene May of LeRoy; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Machmer of Canton; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Marion Wright of Grandville Summit, & Mrs. Eleanor May of Troy; several aunts, uncles & cousins. Private family funeral and committal services were held Friday morning at 11 a.m., from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 East Main Street; the Rev. Fred Bryans officiated. Burial in North Union Cemetery.
MACHMER - On the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, Lawrence Alfred Machmer of Canton (Union Township) diedquietly at his residence. He was 92 years of age. Born in Union Township, Tioga County, on April 30, 1916, he was the son of Fred and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. During the Second World War, he served our country in the United States Navy. He was married to the former Millicent Crawford and together they raised two sons and shared 69 years. Throughout most of his life, Lawrence was a dairy farmer and a consummate outdoorsman. Through the years, he enjoyed many hunting expeditions out west and many fishing trips to Canada. He was a member of the North Union Grange, a life-member of the Innes Hose Company, a member of the Canton Lodge 415 F&AM and a former member of Canton VFW Post 714. Lawrence was a man with a deep abiding faith in the Lord and was a long-time member of the Ward United Methodist Church. He was a man devoted to his family and will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched. In addition to his wife Millicent (at home), he is survived by: his sons Kenneth (and Barbara) Machmer and Dale (and Barbara) Machmer, both of Canton; brothers Paul H. Machmer and Russell B. Machmer (and Betty Mordan) of Canton; sisters Kathryn Ervay of Horseheads, N.Y., and Irma Early of Canton; grandchildren Delisa (and Bradley) Bennett of Raleigh, N.C., L. Allyn (and Linda) Machmer of Canton, Christopher (and Agnes) Machmer, of Moscow, Pa., Melissa Machmer of Williamsport and Valerie Machmer of Harrisburg; great-grandchildren Laura, L. Andrew and Rebecca Machmer, Abigail Bennett, Caroline and Justine Machmer; and an aunt, Dorothy Mason Story of Muncy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his siblings Robert Machmer, Leah Ospovitch, Irvin and David Machmer, Jean McWilliams, Harold and Mason Machmer and Winifred Kutz. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, resuming at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday with Assistant Pastor Brian Myfelt officiating. Interment will follow in North Union Cemetery with military honors accorded by Canton VFW Post 714. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorials be directed to Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Rd., Canton, Pa. 17724, or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, Pa. 18848. - Towanda Daily Review on 1/31/2009
MACHNER - On the afternoon of Friday, January 30, 2009, Lawrence Alfred
Machmer, 92, of Canton (Union Township), passed quietly, at his residence. Born
in Union Township, Tioga County on April 30, 1916, he was the son of Fred and
Mabel (Mason) Machmer. Lawrence served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a
dairy farmer for many years. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Millicent
(Crawford) Machmer at home; sons Kenneth (Barbara) Machmer and Dale (Barbara)
Machmer, both of Canton; brothers, Paul H. Machmer and Russell B. Machmer
(Betty Mordan) of Canton; sisters, Katherine Ervay of Horseheads, NY, and Irma
Earley of Canton; grandchildren, Delisa (Bradley) Bennett of Raleigh, NC, L.
Allyn (Linda) Machmer of Canton, Christopher (Agnes) Machmer of Moscow, PA,
Melissa Machmer of Williamsport and Valerie Machmer of Harrisburg; six
great-grandchildren; and an aunt Dorothy Mason Story of Muncy.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Interment in North Union Cemetery. Memorials to Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Road, Canton, PA 17724 or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 2, 2009
MACHMER –LEAH EMMA OSIPOVITCH, 73, of 71 East Union St., Canton, diedin the comfort of her family at home on Wednesday, March 9, 1994. Leah was born March 2, 1921, at Center Township, Berks County, a daughter of Frederick S. and Mabel Emma Mason Machmer. In 1939 she graduated from Canton High School. She married John Joseph Osipovitch on July 27, 1941, in the Ward United Methodist Church. The brought fourth issue of Judith, Mary and Joan. Mrs. Osipovitch was employed at the former Preston’s Department Store in Canton in 1939 and also at the former Rexall Drug Store in Canton from 1966-1981. Her memberships included Ward United Methodist Church, Ward Township, Order of the Eastern Star Canton Chapter No. 71; Friendly Missionary Society, Canton; the Canton Village Improvement Association and the Canton Senior Citizens. Her activities included Girl Scouts, 4-H and she was the trip coordinator for the senior citizens since 1977. Gardening, sewing, quilting and caring for many family members and friends were her main interest. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John; daughters, Judith Kelley and her husband Richard of Canton RR2; Mary Hamblin of Rochester; and Jean Scott and her husband Walter of West Grove, Iowa; five grandchildren, Brenda Kelley, Gregory Kelley and his wife Kristin, Julia Hamblin, Walter Scott and Damon Scott; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Nicholas Kelley; three brothers, Lawrence, Paul and Russell Machmer, all of Canton RR 2; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Ervay of Horseheads and Mrs. Irma Earley of Canton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing her were her parents; brothers Irvin, Robert, Harold David and Mason Machmer and sisters, Jean McWilliams and Winifred Kutz. Visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, on Friday from 2 to 4 and from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The Order of Eastern Star, Canton Chapter No. 71 will conduct a memorial service for their departed sister at 8:15 p.m. Friday. Funeral and committal services will be conducted from the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jasper Smith, her former pastor and the Rev. Ronald Biestline, her pastor will officiated. Pallbearers will be Gregory Kelley, Walter Scott, Damon Scott, Jake Machmer, Fred Machmer and David Machmer. Interment will be in the North Union Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Maxine Shedden, P.O. Box 233, Canton, Pa, or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa. in Leah’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
LYNNE YVONNE MACHMER, 28, Canton RR 2, diedat the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Thursday, March 16, 1995. Born May 18, 1966, in Blossburg, Tioga County PA, she was the daughter of Carol (Higby) Morgan and the late Mason Machmer, who diedin 1980. Miss Machmer graduated from Canton Area High School in 1984, where she was active in sports and enjoyed singing. She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and a member of the Gemini dart team. She is survived by her mother, Carol H. Morgan and step-father Claude H. Morgan, both of Canton; one daughter, Chelsea R. Machmer, at home; one brother, Irvin E. Machmer, Canton RR 2; and one step-brother, Robert Dale Morgan, Atlanta, GA. Along with her father, Lynne was predeceased by a brother, Thomas P. Machmer, in 1991. A memorial service will be held at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald J. Beistline officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. A private family committal service will be held at the North Union Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, PA, following the service. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to either the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, P.O. Box 233, Canton, PA or the Rialto Theatre c/o Beth Stiner, Reklindle the Spirit, P.O. Box 243, Canton, PA. Arrangements are being handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MASON D. MACHMER, 45, of Canton RD 2, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 1980, in Williamsport Hospital, where he had been admitted Aug. 23. Born May 9, 1935, in Ward Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Frederick and Mabel Mason Machmer. Mr. Machmer was employed by J.P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg. He was a member of Local 832, International Union of Operating Engineers, and International Molders and Allied Workers No. 304. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Machmer attended Canton Ecumenical Parish. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 415, Moose Lodge 429, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Crimson Warrior Sports Club here. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Higby; two sons, Irvin and Thomas at home; a daughter, Lynne at home; his mother, of Canton RD 3; three brothers, Lawrence, Paul and Russell of Canton RD 2, and four sisters, Mrs. Linnaeus Ervay, of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. John Osipovitch and Mrs. Donald Kutz, of Canton, and Mrs. Richard Earley, of Canton RD 2. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA. The Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, pastor of Canton Ecumenical Parish will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MACHMER Russell Machmer
78, of Canton, Pa. (Union Twp.) died on Thursday morning, Oct. 6, 2011 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born on June 11, 1933, at the family home in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa., Russell Vaughn was one of 13 children of the late Frederick and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. Russ married the former Ethlyn Morgan in Canton. They were married for 50 years and blessed with three children before her passing. Russ was employed at Canton's Swayze Folding Box Company for 30 years until its closure. He then worked at Schrader Bellows/Parker-Hannifin until retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and a social member of the Canton V.F.W. Post 714. A fun-loving and outgoing person, Russ loved to visit and tell stories with family and friends; some stories were true and some you would have to figure out for yourself. He was a true Canton Warrior sports enthusiast. In earlier years, he was a talented high school athlete who excelled in football and baseball. Russ was a member of the Canton Merchants' baseball team in the 1950's and pitched modified softball with the Towanda Beverage team. He was an assistant coach for the Canford Cutups women's softball team and coached Canton Little League. Russ also was a very knowledgeable outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. In 1964, Russ was honored with the Pennsylvania Triple Trophy for bagging a buck, bear and turkey in one season. Most of all, Russ will be always remembered by many whose lives he touched in sharing his expertise, stories and friendship. Surviving are his children, Gary (Gloria) Machmer of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Nancy Machmer of Lewistown and Annette Baker of Montoursville; three grandchildren, LaShonna Machmer of Orlando, Fla., Jesse Snell of Montoursville and Sgt. Brooke Snell Pineda ( SSgt. Duane) stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the U.S. Marine Corps; a sister and brother, Irma R. Earley of Canton and Paul Machmer of Granville Summit; a special friend and companion, Betty Mordan of Canton; and numerous nieces nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Ethlyn on Sept. 16, 1999; 10 siblings, Leah Osipovitch, Winifred Kutz, Katherine Ervay, Jean McWilliams and Lawrence, Dave, Bob, Harold, Mason and Irvin Machmer. His family invites friends to call 1–2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Schmidt officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Russ' name to the Mothers Athletic Club, c/o 490 Graham Rd. or the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o 474 Furman Rd., both in Canton, PA 17724. North Union Cemetery Towanda Daily Review – October 7, 2011
THOMAS P. MACHMER, 27, of Syracuse, N.Y., died on Aug. 11, 1991, at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse. Mr. Machmer was born in Blossburg July 17, 1964, a son of the late Mason Machmer and Carol Higby Machmer. He was a 1982 graduate of Canton High School and a 1985 graduate of Mansfield University. He was employed by Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technology Corporation, Syracuse, as an accountant. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Claude and Carol Morgan of Canton RR; a brother, Irvin, Canton RR; stepbrother, Robert Dale Morgan of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Lynne, of Canton RR. Three nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Canton Ecumenical Parish at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Barner officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in North Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Canton Food Pantry in Mr. Machmer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
LAWRENCE C. MASON, 64 of Hughesville RD3 diedSunday, Aug. 28, 1983 at the Muncy Valley Hospital in Muncy. Mr. Mason was a heavy equipment operator in the Rochester, New York area for 20 years, before moving to Wadsworth, Texas where he was an operator there for five years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 832B in Rochester and a member of the North Union Christian Church. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Machmer of Canton RD2; Mrs. Gertrude Palmer of Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Agnes Schwab of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Dorothy Story of Hughesville. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Union Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.
MASON –MABEL E. MACHMER, 88, of Canton RD 2 died Sunday, January 12, 1986, at Williamsport Hospital. Born June 23, 1897 at Morris Run she was the daughter of Lawrence and Emma Chase Mason. She was an active member of the Ward United Methodist Church for 63 years, holding the distinction of being the oldest member of the church. Mrs. Machmer also held a total of 60 years membership in granges including the former Ward Grange 600, in which she was a member and secretary, and the North Union Grange #784. A mother of 13 children, she is survived by six – three sons; Lawrence Machmer, Paul Machmer Sr., and Russell Machmer, all of Canton RD 2; and three daughters; Mrs. Linnaeus (Kathryn) Ervay, Eustis, Fla.; Mrs. John (Leah) Osipovitch, Canton; Mrs. Irma Earley, Canton RD 2. Mrs. Machmer is also survived by two sisters; Mrs. Gertrude Palmer, Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Dorothy Story, Hughesville; 47 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were seven children; Robert Machmer, Irvin Machmer, David Machmer, Mrs. Jean McWilliams; Harold Machmer, Mason Machmer, and Mrs. Winifred Kutz; also preceding her in death was a grandson, Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., who was killed in action during the Viet Nam War. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the North Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mrs. Machmer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
McNETT Jennie M. Thomas
Jennie M. Thomas 91, resident of Lysock View died there today, Monday, Oct. 3, 1977; she was the widow of Burk Thomas. She was a member of Newberry United Methodist Church for 20 years and had been a member of the Grover United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Andrew Thomas, of this city, eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Doris Thomas Holdern, died in 1954. The funeral will be at 2 pm, Wednesday at Kleese's 40 Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor, of Le Roy United Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery.
METZGER, Clarence M., age 74, of R. D. 2, Canton, Pa., Monday, January 14, 1974 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial in the North Union Cemetery. Survived by wife Erma Metzger; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Audrey) Brackman of Denver, Pa., Mrs. Arthur (Marie) Harkness of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Norma Nichols of East Smithfield, Pa., Mrs. Carlyle (Linda) Pepper of Canton, Pa.; son Bruce Metzger of Canton; two brothers Adam and Fred Metzger both of Millport, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mr. Metzger was a retired farmer, member of the North Union Christian Church, Union Center Grange NO. 784 and Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415.
MILLER –GLADYS I. SPENCER, 77 of Roaring Branch RD 1 diedFriday, July 26, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 9, 1914 in Union Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Merlin and Mary Barrow Miller. Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker. She was a member of the North Union Christian Church and a member of the North Union Grande No. 784. Mrs. Spencer was a grange member for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lloyd B. Spencer; one son, Robert L. Spencer of Roaring Branch RD 1; three daughters, Jean Kay Chilson of Millersburg, Doris A. Rutty of Canton RD 2, Dorothy L. Mason of Hilton, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 1991 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in North Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Innes Hose Company, Canton Fire Department, Canton, Pa. in Mrs. Spencer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
MORGAN Claude Morris
On the evening of Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, Claude Morris Morgan of Ward Township died unexpectedly at his residence. He was 79 years of age. Born in Shunk on June 9, 1934 and raised in Canton, he was the son of Floyd and Dorothy (Smith) Morgan. Claude was a 1952 graduate of Canton High School and had been employed for many years in the construction field as a master carpenter. He was a cheerful, friendly man who enjoyed the company of family and friends, and was a member of Canton Lodge #429, Loyal Order of Moose. Claude was also an avid sports fan, and a major supporter of the Canton Warriors, serving in various capacities such as game manager, score keeper and umpire. He coached Little League baseball for twenty-five years in Canton and was inducted into the LeRoy Hall of Fame. Claude was also a former state bowling champion as well as an avid golfer. He was a great fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Duke University basketball team, whom he was fortunate enough to watch play from courtside during March Madness. He was also a fan of Penn State football, and attended their home games as often as possible, usually observing the action from the fifty yard line. He was also fond of attending the state wrestling tournaments. Claude was a man of faith and was a longtime member of the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Canton, where he served many years as a trustee. He also applied his technical talents to the upkeep and betterment of the church's physical property. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Higby) Morgan, at home, his former wife Patricia Stage of Alba, sisters Lois Norton of Forksville and Audrey (and Carl) Bedford of Mehoopany, as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his sons, Robert Dale Morgan and Thomas P. Machmer, daughter Lynne Y. Machmer, brothers Desmond, Roland, Donald, and Darwin Morgan, and sisters Myrtie Lee, Lucille Bond, Lenora Mae Avery, Ethlyn Machmer and Alfreda Letts. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton. Service will follow at 6 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Bonnie Browning and Rev. David Morris officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton High School Wrestling Program or the Canton High School Football Program c/o Canton Area High School, 509 east Main Street, Canton, PA 17724, or the Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 170 N. Minnequa Avenue, Canton, PA 17724.Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Towanda Daily Review – December 23, 2013
MORGAN –ETHLYN N. MACHMER, 70, Canton RR 2, diedSeptember 16, 1999, at Williamsport Hospital. Born in Shunk, April 20, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Floyd E. and Dorothy Smith Morgan. She graduated from Canton High School, class of 1947. On August 31, shortly following graduation, she married Russell Machmer at her parents’ home on Center Street in Canton. Mrs. Machmer was employed with the Canton schools for many years as a teacher’s aide and library assistant. She lived for her family and grandchildren and was well-known as an avid Canton Warrior sports fan. Mrs. Machmer was a member of the Ward Methodist Church and its Bible study group; and was also very talented at quilting. Her outgoing and personable nature will be loving remembered by her family and many friends. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Russell at home, son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Gloria Machmer, Pine City, NY; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy Machmer, Lewiston and Annette and Ron Snell, Barbours, PA; three granddaughters and a grandson LaShonna Machmer, and Melinda. Brooke and Jesse Snell; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lois Norton, Estella, and Audrey and Carl Bedford, Mehoopany, PA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Elaine Morgan, Elmira, NY, Claude and Carol Morgan, Canton, and Darwin and Donna Morgan, Candor, NY; a sister-in-law, Rosanne Morgan, Canton; brother-in-law, Evert Letts, Shunk; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Machmer was predeceased by four sisters; Lucille Bond, Lenora Mae Avery, Myrtle Lee and Alfreda Letts; two brothers, Desmond and Roland Morgan. A private family service was held at the Ward Methodist Church with her pastor and friend, Nancy Goff, officiating. Burial was in the North Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Canton Area School’s Athletic Department, c/o Canton Area High School, 139 E. Main Street, Canton, PA, or to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center Street, Canton, PA in Mrs. Machmer’s memory. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MORGAN Ethlyn N. MACHMER, 70, of Canton RR 2, PA diedThursday, September 16, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital. Ethlyn was born in Shunk, PA on April 20, 1929. She was a daughter of the late Floyd E. and Dorothy Smith Morgan. Ethlyn graduated from Canton High School Class of 1947. She was employed with the Canton schools for many years as a teacher’s aide and library assistant. Mrs. Machmer was a member of the Ward Methodist Church and its Bible study group. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Russell, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Gloria Machmer of Pine City, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Machmer of Lewiston, PA and Annette and Ron Snell of Barbours, PA; four grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Machmer was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. Private family services were held at the Ward Methodist Church with nancy Goff officiating and burial to be in the North Union Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Area Schools Athletic Department or the Ward United Methodist Church in Mrs. Machmer’s memory.
MORGAN Robert Dale Morgan
age 50, died early Sunday morning on the 29th of January 2012, from complications of Glioblastoma at The Methodist Hospital. He was born on the 16th of April 1961, the only son of Claude and Patricia VanNoy Morgan. Robert Dale graduated from Canton Pennsylvania High School in 1979 and Penn State University in 1983 with a B.S. in journalism. Upon graduating from Penn State, he was granted a fellowship to the Miller High Life Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which was the springboard to his career in the sporting business profession. At the conclusion of the fellowship, Robert Dale obtained an internship at the Sun Belt Conference in Tampa, Florida, which led to employment as Director of Sports Information at the University of Tampa, where he remained for two years. In 1988, Robert Dale joined the ranks of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, which was in the throes of restoring new life to a struggling Peach Bowl. Having served as an Assistant to the Director, he moved into the Executive Director position and turned the Peach Bowl into a corporate-sponsored Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl by increasing attendance and economic stimulus. While at the Chamber of Commerce, he organized and spearheaded the Atlanta Sports Council, an organization devoted to the promotion of sporting events and other entertainment venues to Atlanta. During the summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, for which he prepared, submitted and delivered the required bids to the International Olympic Committee to secure the event for Atlanta, he was proud to announce the baseball games, toiling endlessly to correctly announce the players' native names. Moving ever upward in his career, it was in 1998 through 2000, he joined forced with the National Football League, having accepted the position of President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Super Bowl XXVIII Host Committee. As an avid golfer, he turned his favorite pastime into a new career path by joining the ranks of the PGA Tour as Vice President/Championship Management, a position he held for two years and traveling extensively throughout the country. It was in 2002 that he was recruited to Houston, Texas, to secure the bid for Houston to host the XXXIV Super Bowl, and he served as President and CEO Houston Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee. Mr. Morgan was also actively involved in preparing an IROC event, as well as the Senior Olympic Games. After the events and conclusion of Super Bowl XXXVII, Mr. Morgan formed his own corporation and was the Managing Director of ProActive Consulting Group. The last big chapter in his career was President and Executive Director 2011 Houston Final Four LOC, held at Reliant Park on the 2nd of April through the 4th of April 2011. He experienced great pride in the success of that event. Robert Dale Morgan possessed a zest for life, passion for his career, and an infectious smile that will be missed by a myriad of true and loyal friends and acquaintances he made through his life. Robert Dale was predeceased by his grandparents, Floyd and Dorothy Morgan, and Max and Madeline "Pat" Bellows, all of Canton, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Claude and Carol Morgan; his mother, Patricia A. Stage; his extended family brothers, Irvin Machmer and his wife, Debra, Michael Chopak; his niece, Chelsea Machmer and Jaymes Crane, all of the Canton, Pennsylvania area. He also leaves fraternal aunts, Lois Norton of Forksville, Pennsylvania, Audrey Bedford and her husband, Carl, of Mehoopany, Pennsvylvania, Elaine Morgan of Elmira, New York, Rosanne Morgan of Canton, Pennsylvania, Judy Brown and her husband, Chet, of Ormond Beach, Florida; his uncle, Darwin Morgan and his wife, Donna Lee, of Ithaca, New York; maternal uncle, Robert VanNoy and his wife, Janet, of Mansfield, Pennsylvania; his aunt, Cleone Schweikart and Galen Norton of Odgensburg, Pennsylvania; and several cousins and dear friends. Memorial services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, in the Sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road in Houston, where the Rev. Justin Coleman officiated. A local celebration of Robert's life will be held noon on Saturday, February 18, at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Union St. and Minnequa Ave. in Canton, PA. with Rev. Bonnie L. Browning and Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Interment will be in North Union Cemetery, Canton, PA. Towanda Daily Review – February 17, 2012