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

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St. Mary's Polish Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

 

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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

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NELCOSKI Daniel T. Nelcoski

82 of Arnot, PA, died peacefully at home with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Nelcoski of Arnot, PA, daughter Nancy Kujawski and grandson Tim Kujawski of Elmira, NY and sister Marie Kirkendall of Langhorne, PA.   To honor Dan's wishes, there will be no calling hours and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg, PA at the convenience of the family. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 22, 2011


NOWAK –CECELIA M. MANIKOWSKI of 126 Davis St., Blossburg, Pa., Friday, January 3, 1975 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 10?30 a.m. followed by mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, Pa. at 11 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Manikowski celebrant.  Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa.  Survived by sons, Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Manikowski of Wilkes-Barre, pa., Ambrose, Sylvester and Casimir Manikowski all of Blossburg, Pa., Chester Manikowski of Honeyoye Falls, N.Y.; daughter, Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Manikowski of Blossburg, Pa.; four grandsons, one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Vincent and Valentine Nowak both of Blossburg, Pa.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, Pa. and a member of the Christian Mothers Society of the same church, member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 572 of Blossburg.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/5/1975

NOWAK Floyd C.
Age 90, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Floyd was born January 14, 1920 in Blossburg, the son of Vincent and Mary Batulis Nowak; he was married to Anita McCarthy who preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Blossburg. For 30 years Floyd was a volunteer at Allen-Calder Home and Rehab of St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Utica, NY. Survivors include his granddaughter, Erin (James) Sadler; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; his son, F. Charles Nowak Jr.; two brothers and a sister. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 4-6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, with Rev. Jacek Bialkowski as Celebrant; interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Allen-Calder Home and Rehab, St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, 1676 Sunset Ave., Utica, NY 13502.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.5.2010

SYLVESTER D. NOWAK
Sylvester D. Nowak, 57, of 134 Davis Street, Blossburg, died Friday, October 12, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born in Blossburg on November 28, 1915, a son of Vincent and Mary Elizabeth Batulis Nowak. Mr. Nowak was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2167, Moose Lodge 1147, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, all of Blossburg. He was a director of the Tioga County Chapter of the Red Cross. Surviving are his wife, the former Veronica Swinsick; three sons, Richard, of Mansfield RD 3, Daniel, of Covington, and Robert, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Davis, of Blossburg; his father and stepmother, of Blossburg; two brothers, Dr. Theodore Nowak, of Spokane, Wash., and Floyd Nowak, of Havre De Grace, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Sally Hull, of Rome, NY, and six grandchildren. A prayer service was held Monday at the Auld Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, followed by a further service at 10 am in the church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rev. Clement Markowski, his pastor, officiated.

NOWAKOWSKI – Paul “Bubbles” Nowakowski, 60, of Liberty, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Williamsport Hospital. Born in Blossburg, Oct. 4, 1945, he was the son of the late Raymond and Virginia Hodder Nowakowski. The husband of the former Sandra Stabley, they shared 35 wonderful years together. "Bubbles" worked at Ingersol Rand, Blossburg Borough, Ward Foundry, and most recently for One Stop Amusements. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsmen’s Club, Sebring Veteran of Foreign Wars, Blossburg and Morris Run American Legions. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and yard work. Surviving besides his wife, Sandra, are daughter and son-in-law, Tammy (Shawn) Crowner of Mansfield; grandchildren, Sarah, Marcie, Paul, Krina, Travis, Kamryn; three siblings, John and Kathy Nowakowski both of Blossburg, Joseph of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Paul, Jr. and daughter, Paula. Friends called Tuesday, March 14 at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Prayers were held with a Mass of Christian Burial following at St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg. Burial was made in the parish cemetery. Memorial may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary’s St., Blossburg, PA 16912 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. – The Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2006, p.6A

PATT - John "Johnny" Patt, 87, of Blossburg, died
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Feb. 19, 1923, in Antrim, he was the only son of the late John Sr. and Kathryn Lisowski Patt. Johnny honorably served during World War II as a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army. Shortly following his discharge, he married the former Veronica Potrzebowski at Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church. Johnny was employed by the Hack Wilson Service Station until retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and held life memberships in Blossburg's Fire Department, V.F.W. Post 8730, American Legion Post 572 and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club. Johnny was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Veronica, at home; three sisters, Lucille Pequignot, Shirley Wells, both of Blossburg, Connie (Charles) Black of Liberty; nieces, nephews and several cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Makley. Per Mr. Patt's wishes, a graveside service will be held at 11a.m. Monday, April 12, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Blossburg, with military honors accorded. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, c/o 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or the Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St. Blossburg, Pa. 16912. Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting his family with arrangements. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 14, 2010

PAWLAK HELEN M. BOYCE
Helen M. (Pawlak) Of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. She was born in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret (Polcinska) Pawlak. Helen was the wife of Howard "Bud" Boyce. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. Boyce was previously employed by the A & P Plant, Elmira, NY, and was a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Evelyn Stenpeck of Horseheads, NY, James and Patty Stenpeck of Columbia, MD; stepsons and daughter-in-law, Andrew C. Boyce of Clearfield, PA, Stephen and Jill Boyce of Tioga, PA; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bob Wilber of Circle City, CA, Wanda and Art Wises of Havre, MT; sister, Veronica Anderson of Port Allegany, PA; grandchildren, Mark Stenpeck, Caroline Stenpeck, Nicole Stenpeck, Jenny Stenpeck. Helen was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Stenpeck; and her second husband, John Demchak. Friends may call on Friday, December 29, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.

 

PERLA John “Jackie” Perla

70, of Arnot, PA died at home on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, following a courageous five-year battle with cancer.  John Michael, “Jackie” to family and friends, was born on January 26, 1942 in Coaldale, PA.  He was a son of Mary “Marie” (Bitsko) Stevens of Arnot and the late John Joseph Perla.  John was employed as a machinist by Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg.  He also worked at Jim’s Service Station in Blossburg for a time.  John was a member of Blossburg’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He enjoyed times shared with family, riding his Harley Davidson, hunting, fishing, camping and playing the lottery.   In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, the former Robin Lynn Campbell; three children, Helen (Will) Beckhorn of Addison, NY, John Jr. (Tammi) Perla and Donna Lynn Perla all of Arnot; two stepchildren, Jaime (Matt) Rhinehart of Wellsboro and Joshua Guariglia of Johnstown; 18 grandchildren, Kelly McNamara, Richele Priset, Ashley Hutchinson, Dustin Crawford, Gabrielle McCrimmon, Emily Perla, David Perla, Brooke Guariglia, Camden Rhinehart, Joshua Guariglia II, Aliah Lee Meyers, Willy Beckhorn, Joshua Beckhorn, Riley McCrimmon, Landon Michael Anthony, Lillian Rain McNamara, Madelyn Lilly McNamara and JoAnne Mary McNamara; 10 siblings, Maryann Mangone of Argentina, Benjamin Stevens of Arnot, Gerald Perla, Eugene Perla, Todd Perla, Jan Perla, Sheila Davidson, Lori Miller, Candace Perla and Walter Perla all of Tamaqua; a special friend and caregiver, Greg Root.  Also surviving is his devoted dog and companion, Shadow.  In addition to his father, Jackie was predeceased by his first wife, JoAnne (Zelinski) Perla on Jan. 18, 1996; two infant daughters, JoAnne Perla in 1963 and Debra Lynn Perla in 1971.  Calling hours are 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 21, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg with the funeral service following at 1:30.  Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in John's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.    Funeral home obituary – January 19, 2013

 

PLANO - MRS. LOUISE P. HARRIS
Mrs. Louise P. Harris, 75, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Sunday. Nov. 11, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, She was born in Wellsboro on Dec, 13, 1897, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cerillo Plano. Mrs. Harris was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Corning, N.Y. She was a retired school teacher and telephone operator. There are no immediate survivors. The funeral was held on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 44 Central Avenue. Burial was in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, The Rev, Thomas J. Hannigan, pastor of St. Peter’s, officiated.

PODLESKI -  Stanley K. Podleski of Blossburg, died Saturday, July 22, 1961. He was a retired foundry worker and a member of St. Mary’s Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Nowak  Podleski; daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Donahue of Mattison, NJ, Mrs. Ernestine Gezzi of Florham Park, NJ, Mrs. Florence Frederick of Elmira; sons, Edward of East Newark, Ambrose of Elmira, Raymond of Blossburg; brother, Michael of Blossburg; sister, Mrs. Frances Bubacz of Blossburg; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Prayer service was Tuesday at 9 AM at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg followed by Requiem High Mass at 9:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, the Rev. Walter Poplawski officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary was Monday night at 8 PM. -–Mansfield Advertiser, 26 July 1961, p.4

CHARLES J. POTRZEBOWSKI
Charles J. Potrzebowski, 87, of 137 Gulick Street, Blossburg, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1973, at his home. lie was born in Poland, Feb. 28, 1885, a son of Steven and Mary Kaneski Potrzebowski. Mr. Potrzebowski was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church. A miner and foundry worker, he was a retired employe of the J. P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are a son, Chester, of Arnot; a stepson, Custy Ryt-man, of Blossburg; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Mahonsky, at home, Mrs. Romaine Woods and Mrs. John Patt, both of Blossburg, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Thurs-day, at Auld’s, 120 North Williamson Road, with an additional service at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. John Zalewski, his pastor, officiated.

POTRZEBOWSKI
Charles J., age 87 of 137 Gulick St., Blossburg, Pa., January 1, 1973 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Prayer services there Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30 a.m. Rev. John Zalewski Celebrant. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Recitation of the Rosary Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Survived by sons, Custy Rytman of Blossburg, Pa., Chester Potrezbowski of Arnot, Pa,; daughters, Mrs. Ida Mahonsky, Mrs. Romaine (Theresa) Woods, Mrs. John (Veronica) Patt, all of Blossburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, Pa.

 

POTRZEBOWSKI - WOOD Theresa
Age 85, a lifetime resident of Blossburg, died peacefully at home on Sunday, December 16, 2007. Born February 10, 1922 in Blossburg, Theresa was a daughter of the late Charles and Antoinette (Rytman) Potrzebowski. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School, Class of 1940. Throughout life, Theresa's main interest encompassed her home and family. She was an avid reader and will be remembered for her beautiful flower gardens. Mrs. Wood was a devoted member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughters, Delores (Terry) Smith of Muncy, Barbara McCauley of Blossburg; grandchildren, Randy McCauley of Muncy, and Laurie Confer of Blossburg; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Michael, Matthew and Amanda; a sister, Veronica (John) Patt of Blossburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Romaine, in 1997; siblings, Ida Mahonski, Custy and Chester Potrzebowski; and a son-in-law, Jan McCauley. It was Mrs. Wood's request that there be no public services. A private graveside will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St., Blossburg, PA 16912. The Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting the family with arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2007.

 

POTRZEBOWSKI Veronica Patt

85, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.  Born on Dec. 15, 1926, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Antoinette (Rytman) Potrzebowski. Veronica was a graduate of Blossburg High School, class of 1945. On Nov. 22, 1947, she married John Patt Jr. in Blossburg at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Veronica's main interest throughout life was her home and family. She enjoyed flowers and collecting teddy bears of all types. Mrs. Patt was a member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are special nieces and nephews who all gave her support throughout her life, Barbara McCauley, Laurie Confer, Ron Padleski all of Blossburg and Randy McCauley of Muncy; also several other nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband on April 7, 2010; a niece, Annette Mahonski and four siblings, Ida Mahonski, Theresa Wood, Chester Potrzebowski and Custy Rytman.  It was Veronica's wishes that there be no viewing or funeral services. A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Blossburg Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, 237 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting with arrangements. 

Star Gazette – March 9, 2012

 

PRISET - MITCHELL, Alice
83, of Covington, PA, died at home with family at her side on Sunday, November 23, 2008. Alice Elizabeth was born in Wellsboro on November 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Hittle) Priset. She was the beloved wife of Clement Mitchell and a devoted mother, grandmother and sister. Alice worked for the Welles Mill Gas Co. for many years until retiring in 1993. She was a member of the St. John Newmann Catholic Church in Blossburg (formerly St. Mary's) and a 20-year member and volunteer of the Billtown Blues Assoc. She enjoyed traveling, music and her grandchildren's activities, especially her granddaughter's music and grandson's baseball games. Alice also loved the good times she shared with her sister-in-law, Jean Mitchell. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Clement; two daughters, Bonita Tallman (Charles Lockard) of Muncy, PA, and Marilyn (John) Frederick of Franklin, PA; three grandchildren, Ryan Frederick of Youngstown OH, Melissa (Jeremy) Fischer of Wilmington, DE, and Adam Frederick of Milton, PA; three siblings, Viola Swimelar and Kenneth (Harriett) Priset, all of Wellsboro, PA, and Ruth Mitchell of Horseheads, NY. She was predeceased by seven siblings, Geraldine Priset, Dorothy Boyden, Mary Van Vliet, Betty Wilson, Joseph, John and Oscar Priset. Calling hours will be 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at The Church of St. John Newmann, 138 St. Mary's St. in Blossburg. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901; or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/25/2008 - 11/26/2008

 

PRYZBOROWSKI – Mrs. Wanda Robakoski, 76, wife of John Robakoski of Riverside Park, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1977, in Elmira, NY. Born Jan. 17, 1901, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Scrubinski Pryzborowski. Mrs. Robakoski was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She also was a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post 572 Auxiliary. Surviving, besides her husband; are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Eichorn, of Franklin Park, Ill., and Mrs. Lloyd Wolfe, of Elmira; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, with a further service in the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ben Toloczko, her pastor, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 26 January 1977, p12

 

JOHN E. ROUPP, formerly of Arnot, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born in Arnot May 7, 1918 the son of the late Ross and Lela Chapman Roupp.  John married Sarah Dowling, who preceded him in death.  He later married Ann Bowers on July 25, 1987, and she survives.  He was a World War II Army veteran and was a retired miner for Jones and Brague.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Ann, are children, RoseMarie Regopoulos of State College, Raymond (Patricia) Roupp of Oneida, N.Y., and John E. (Linda Roupp of Arnot; step-children, Sheldon (Ellen) Roupp of Liberty, Patricia (Raymond) Lepley of Liberty, Cheryl (David) Ragan of Canton, Ernest Roupp of Canton, Brenda (Jeff) Saul of Port McCoy, Fla., Gail (Shawn) Breeze of Blossburg and Fredrick Roupp of Liberty; brothers, Richard (Claire) Roupp, Robert (Marge) Roupp, Frances Roupp and Ross Roupp; sisters, Joyce (George) Lloyd and Evelyn Kreger; eight grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding John in death in addition to his first wife, Sarah, are sisters, Margaret English and Leah Keagle, and brothers, Earnest, Clarence and Clifford Roupp.  Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. David Byerly and Father Brian Clarke officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg.

ROUPP, KARIE ANN
 Age 6, of Mainesburg, RD 1, Pa., Monday, June 23, 1975, at the Williamsport Hospital due to an automobile accident.  Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Prayer service there Thursday at 9 am followed by Mass of the Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, Pa. at 9:30 am.  Recitation of the Rosary Wednesday evening at 8 pm.  Rev. F. Allan Conlan celebrant.  St. Mary's Cemetery.  Survived by Phillip and Karen Fredericks Roupp; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Frederick of Blossburg, Pa., Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Roupp of Covington, Pa. several uncles and aunts.  Karie Ann had just completed kindergarten at Mansfield, Pa.

MISS MARY A. RYBACKI
 Miss Mary A. Rybacki, 82, of 255 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Friday, Oct. 27, 1972, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 15, 1890, in Poland, a daughter of Valentine and Mary Mataczynski Rybacki. Miss Rybacki was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Anna Michonski, and a brother, the Rev. Stephen Rybacki, with whom she lived. The funeral was held on Tuesday at her home with further services in the church.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Nealon, her pastor, officiated.

DR. ROBERT S. SANFORD
 ARNOT--Dr. Robert S. Sanford, of Arnot, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1993, in Williamsport Hospital. He and his wife, the former Marie Signor, observed their 10th wedding anniversary last May 15. Retiring in 1989 from his private medical practice, he had been an active staff member of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, and the former Blossburg State General Hospital, Blossburg.  In 1974, he joined North Penn Comprehensive Health Services, where he served as a medical director for a number of years. He was a member of the American Medical Association.  President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society from 1972 to 1973, he was a 10-year trustee counselor of the Seventh District, and chairman of the Aids to Education Committee. Sanford was a past president and a former secretary and treasurer of the Tioga County Medical Society. He served on the advisory board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1981, he served as clinical lecturer of family and community medicine in the College of Medicine of Penn State University. He was a treasurer of Tioga Cancer Society, and a member of the Marsha Mase Foundation and the L.B. Cole Scholarship Fund. An active member and ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, he served as a monitor of the Presbytery of Northumberland in 1974. He was a member of Mansfield Kiwanis Club, and a member and treasurer of the Arnot Sportsman Club. In World War II, he served as a first lieutenant in the Army. Born in Wayne, he was a son of Herbert B. and Dorothy White Sanford. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Elizabeth, of Watshung, NJ, and Carol, of Newfield, NY; three sons, R. Wayne, of Whitefish, Mont., William, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Walter, of Danville, Calif; his twin brother, Walter, of Dallas, Texas, and a brother, Richard, of Wilmington, Del., and three grandsons. The funeral will be at 10:30 am Thursday in the church, East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Thomas Thomas, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. Friends may call at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street.

 

SHEFFER Irene C. Sheffer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene C. Sheffer, 69, of 157 Pearl St. will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, the Rev. Philip J. Davis, celebrant. She died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1981 in Corning Hospital. She was born Jan. 22, 1912 in Blossburg, Pa. to George and Victoria Kwiatowski Sheffer. She was an employee of Remington Rand Corp. in Elmira and retired in 1961. Surviving is a sister, Adeline Sheffer of Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg. There will be no calling hours. Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981  Pg. 15

 

SIMMONS Wendy C. Simmons Rakoski

63, of Blossburg, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence. Born in Fairfield, Conn. she was the daughter of Edmund and Christine Simmons (deceased). Wendy formerly owned Sturgesbrook Farm, Stony Fork. She retired after 25 years of service in the Administration Office of the Southern Tioga School District. Celebrate Wendy's life by taking a walk on the beach, planting a garden, and spending time with your family. Surviving Wendy are her husband, James Rakoski of Blossburg; children, Amy Sturges-Powell (husband; Robert) of Harrisburg; Laura Rosler (husband, Sean) of Harrisburg, Adam Sturges (wife, Danielle) of Harrisburg; step-children, Geoffrey Rakoski (wife, Jodi) of Blossburg, Gina VanGorden (husband, Michael) of Blossburg; 12 grandchildren, Jillian and Ava Powell, Catie and Jackie Rosler, Ella, Mara, and Clara Sturges, Gavin, Cody and Emily VanGorden, Sara Rakoski, Nickolas Coyle; three nephews, Adam Simmons, of New Milford, Conn., Chris Allen of Annandale N.J., Matt Allen of Duboistown; siblings, Neil Simmons (wife, Rose) of New Milford, Conn., Barry Simmons (wife, Donna) of North Haven, Conn., and Mary Allen (husband, James) Duboistown.  Friends will be received Thursday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m., from St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Blossburg, with Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Floor 4 South, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Wellsboro Gazette – December 26, 2013

 

SMITH - CORBETT, Carolyn Smith (SRGP 82397)
32, of Birdsboro, PA and formerly of Mansfield, PA, diedon October 20, 2007. Born April 26, 1975 in Williamsport, PA, she was a daughter of Dr. Carl W. and Mary Lou (Kostecki) Smith. Carolyn was a 1993 graduate of Mansfield High School and received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Finance from Albright College. Carolyn was a bright and motivated woman. Her life revolved around her love of family as a kind and loving mother and a devoted daughter and sister. Carolyn was a special friend and neighbor to many whose lives she touched. She also enjoyed her work as a financial advisor with LPL Financial Services of California. In addition to her beloved parents, Dr. Carl and Mary Lou Smith of Mansfield, surviving are her husband, Anson H. Corbett; her precious son, Andrew H. Corbett; a sister, Amy Smith of Blossburg; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Smith of California; two special godsons, David and Lucas Moore; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by grandparents, Joseph and Mary Kostecki and Jay E. Smith. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Transferral Prayers will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blossburg. Carolyn will be laid to rest next to her grandparents in the parish cemetery. A visitation will also be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bean Funeral Home in Exeter Twp., PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/24/2007.

SMITH - PAGE
Kathleen M. (Smith) Age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, and formerly of Blossburg, PA, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Kathleen was born on May 11, 1919 in Cheshire, England, a daughter of William and Mary (Cassells) Smith. She married Russell Henry Page on November 19, 1955. Russell died on October 27, 2000. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield. Kathleen was survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Bill" M. and Diana Page of Mansfield, PA, Carl A. and Marcy Page of Etters, PA; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 11, 2005, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 11, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Albert Leonard as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

FRANCIS SOBOCINSKI
Francis W. Sobocinski, 79, of Blossburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at home. Born Oct. 10, 1918, in Plains, he was the son of Benjamin Bertha Zegarski Sobocinski. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for 33 years, retiring in 1972 with the rank of lieutenant at the Montoursville barracks. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in China, Burma and India. Following his retirement from the state police, he worked for 10 years as a security officer at the former Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company in Wellsboro. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blossburg. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Galeton Moose and William B. Wilson Post 572, American Legion, Blossburg. Preceding him in death was his daughter, Deborah Ann. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Martha Chaborek Sobocinski; one daughter, Marietta Schachtsneider of Naperville, IL; one son, Jon Paul Sobocinski of Glenmoore, one brother, Joseph Sobocinski of Williamsport, two sisters, Rita and Sophie Sobocinski, both of Plains, four grandchildren. Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 1, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. A prayer service was held Tuesday,  Dec. 2, at the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blossburg with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, his pastor officiating. Burial was made at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

FRANK B. STARON
 Frank B. Staron, age 64, of Riverside Park, Blossburg, died suddenly, Thursday, March 21, 1974 at his home. Prayer service was at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Monday at 9 am followed by Burial Mass in St. Mary's Church, Blossburg at 9:30 am, the Rev. Clement A. Markowski, celebrant.  Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. He is survived by wife, Helen Staron; sons, Edward Staron of RD 1, Mansfield, Paul Staron of Williamsport, Joseph Staron of Arnot, daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Victoria) Simpson of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Rose Krause of Blossburg, Mrs. Anna Mackey and Mrs. Betty Dobish both of Binghamton, NY. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Blossburg.  Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday.

STARON - Paul K. Staron, 64, of Cogan Station, died Friday, July 18, 2008 at The Gate House, Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Paul was born June 6, 1944, in Blossburg, a son of Frank B. and Helen Marie (Wilczynski) Staron. He was a U.S. Marine veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He has been employed by the Wire Rope Co., Williamsport.  Paul is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Lee Staron of Arnot, Edward and Dori Staron of Mansfield; on sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Kenneth Simpson of Mansfield; several nieces, newphers, and cousins. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn J. Staron in 2001.  A private graveside service will be held in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, at the convenience of the family. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.

Walter S. STARON, age 64 of 223 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA. Friday, June 9, 1972, at the Veteran Hospital, Buffalo, New York after extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services there Monday at 9 a.m. followed by funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, PA at 9:30p.m. Rev. John Zalewski, celebrant. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Survived by wife, Anna Tokarz Staron; son, Robert Staron at home; brother, Frank Staron of Blossburg, PA; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dobesh and Mrs. Anna Mackey both of Binghamton, New York, Mrs. Rose Krause of Blossburg, PA. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Holy Name Society of the same church, veteran of World War II and member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post No. 572 of Blossburg, PA.

WALTER S. STARON
Walter S. Staron, 64, of 223 South Williamson Road, died Friday, June 9, 1972, in a veterans' hospital in Buffalo, NY. He was born in Landrus, September 15, 1907, a son of Gregory and Victoria Gublo Staron. Mr. Staron was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the William B. Wilson Post 572, American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Staron was the owner and operator of Staron's Barber Shop. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Tokarz; a son, Robert, at home; a brother, Frank, of Blossburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dobesh and Mrs. Anna Mackey, both of Binghamton, NY; and Mrs. Rose Krause, of Blossburg. The funeral was at 9 am Monday at Auld's, North Williamson Road, with further services at 9:30 am at the church.  Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. John Zalewski, his pastor, officiated.

 

STEMPECK Janet Berguson

94, of Blossburg and Broad Acres, Wellsboro, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, after a brief illness.  Born March 2, 1919, she was a daughter of the late "Archie" Maciez (Matthew) Josef and Ana Maria (Anna Mary) Piecuch Stempeck of Arnot.  On Feb. 7, 1942, she married Gordon Arthur Berguson who predeceased her on Oct. 10, 2003. She was also predeceased by a son, Richard Berguson in April 1954 and a daughter-in-law Lenna Berguson in Oct. 25, 2013. She is survived by three sons, William Berguson of Arizona, Edward (Pamela) Berguson of Blossburg, Gordon Jr. (Joan) Berguson of Arnot; a sister, Loretta (Raymond) Brundage of Covington; also by five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Janet was also predeceased by five siblings.  Janet worked at the Blossburg State Hospital till its closing and Wundies in Liberty. She was a past member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary Blossburg Chapter; member of the past Society of St. Mary's Christian Mother of St. Stanislaus/ St. Mary of Czestochowa Churches.  Family and friends may call Friday Nov. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Transferal Prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, from the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary Czestochowa Church Blossburg with Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski as Celebrant. Interment will be at St. Marys Cemetery, Blossburg. Donations may be made to the Good Samaritans, % Holy Child Parish, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Wellsboro Gazette – November 27, 2013

 

STEMPIN - Frank Stempin, 73, of Arnot, died Saturday, August 13, 1954, in the Blossburg State Hospital. A native of Poland, he was a member of St. Stanislaus Church of Arnot. He is survived by his wife, Nellie; six daughters, Mrs. Percy Talada of Sayre, Mrs. Anna Ortell and Mrs. Robert Evans of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Luellen Hayes of Arnot, Mrs. Bernard Kirein, New Orleans, LA, and Mrs. George Miller of Blossburg; three sons, Stanley and Donald of Arnot and Lewis of Elmira; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Prayer services were Wednesday at the residence with high mass of requiem at 9 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. The Rev. Edward Makowski officiated and burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 26, 1954

 

STOUDT Arlene Jean Frederick VanValkner

86, formerly of Blossburg, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born May 8, 1925, in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pa., she was the daughter of Russell M. and Verna Hilbert Stoudt.  Arlene was preceded in death by husbands Frank Frederick and Earl VanValker  She was the former owner and operator of the BonTon Restaurant in Blossburg.  Arlene was a member of Holy Child Parish, Alter and Rosary Society, auxiliary member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post No. 8730 Blossburg and William B. Wilson American Legion Post No. 572.  Arlene was a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Survivors include her son, Robert (Barbara) Stoudt, Blossburg; daughter, Cindy Satizahn, Downingtown; and two stepdaughters; a sister, Shirley Smith, Blossburg; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a grandson, two sisters and two brothers.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. from the funeral home with Father Jacek Bialkowski officiating.  Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery Blossburg.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 3, 2012

 

STRANG, Joseph – A military funeral was held for Joseph Strang, who was buried from St. Mary’s Polish Catholic church in Blossburg Friday morning.  Rev. John Orlowski, rector of the church, officiated at the high mass of requiem, Rev. M.J. Kelly, rector of St. Andrew’s church, assisted at the services.  The young man was injured at Newport, R.I. Naval Station, by the fire truck to which he was attached, swinging to one side, crushing him against a building.  He was removed to the United States Naval Hospital, where his death occurred Nov. 15.  His parents in Blossburg were notified and his father, Peter Strang, went to Newport, arriving about twenty minute after his son’s death.  Joseph Strang was twenty-one years old and was a most highly esteemed young man.  A guard of five sailors were assigned to accompany the remains of their late comrade to Blossburg.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.   

 

STRONG Chester "Chet"

83, of Blossburg, died December 10, 2001 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born May 5, 1918 in Morris Run, a son of the late Peter and Agnes Janowiak Strong. Chet was employed by Ward Foundry in Blossburg for many years until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the St Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are 4 children and spouses, Loretta (Jeff) Eaton of Wellsboro, Robert Strong of Athens, Ronald (Ann Lee) Strong of Morris Run, Larry Strong of Miami, FL; a daughter-in-law, Lourdes Strong of Coral Springs, FL; 7 grandchildren, Stephen, Chris, Sean, Jennifer and Eric Strong, Marc and Patrick Eaton; a great grandson, Broc Strong; a sister, Nellie Coons of Horseheads; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (Gubala) Strong on April 28, 2001; a son, Raymond Strong in 2000; 3 sisters, Mary Brisco, Tillie Nowakowski and Ann Carlson; 4 brothers, Steven, John, Joseph and William Strong. Friends may call 7-9 PM, Thursday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg with a vigil service held at 8:45 PM. Transferal prayers will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St.Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. Richard Fox, officiating. Burial will be held in the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Blossburg Area Catholic Community, 138 St. Mary's St., Blossburg, PA 16912

 

SWINSICK - WILSON, Genevieve
Age 87, longtime resident of Blossburg, died peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Carleton Senior Care Center in Wellsboro, PA. Genevieve A. Swinsick was born on June 8, 1921; she was one of many children in the family of the late Anthony and Lena (Beaderman) Swinsick. "Gen", as she was known by family and friends, graduated from Blossburg High School. She later married her beloved Harold Wilson; he preceded her in death on March 6, 2002. Gen's main interest in life was the love she shared for her family and in her home. She was a devoted member of St. John Neumann's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Surviving are her sister, Laurie Neleoski of Wellsboro; brother, Robert (Betty) Swinsick of Alabama; special nieces and nephew, Sharon (Earl) Goodrich of Mansfield, Judy (Randy) Sherman of Blossburg, Robert (Marge) Neleoski of Doylestown, PA; brothers-in-law, George (Lenora) Wilson, Paul Bower; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Harold, several siblings preceded her in death. A private viewing and funeral service will be held at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will provide flowers and request memorials in Mrs. Wilson's name be directed to the Carleton Senior Care Center, 10 West Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/8/2009

 

SWINSICK, Joseph – Joseph Swinsick died Tuesday at his home, following a several weeks’ illness.  His funeral was held Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. John Orlowski celebrated a high mass of requiem.  Interment was made in the Polish cemetery.  Mr. Swinsick was 64 years old.  He was for many years a resident of Morris Run, moving to Blossburg about one year ago.  He is survived by a widow, several sons and daughters. – Herald    Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919.

 

SWINSICK - LAURA NELCOSKI "LAURIE" (1922-2009)
Laura "Laurie" Nelcoski, 87, of Blossburg, died on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at The Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Lena Beaderman Swinsick and a graduate of Blossburg High School. Caring for family and home was most important in Laurie's life and she especially loved her grandchildren. Laurie was married to Francis J. Nelcoski for over 25 years, until his passing on Aug. 26, 1975. She was employed by Holiday Market grocery store and in earlier years worked at the Ward Foundry, both in Blossburg. Mrs. Nelcoski was a member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Surviving her is a son, Robert A. (Marjory) Nelcoski of Doylestown; grandchildren, Robert F. (Brigitte) Nelcoski of Groton, Conn., Matthew J. Nelcoski and Catherine Nelcoski, both of Doylestown; great-grandsons, Robert II and John A. Nelcoski; a brother, Robert (Betty) Swinsick of Alabama; brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Paul Bower of Blossburg, Daniel Nelcoski of Arnot and Marie Kirkendall of Langhorn; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Francis, she was predeceased recently by her best friend and sister, Genevieve "Gen" Wilson, and nine other siblings.  Friends may call from 10 to 11a.m. Monday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Family will provide flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of N.E. PA., 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701.   Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 13 to November 24, 2009

SWINSTICK - VANDENBROEK
Vivian R. Age 79, of Blossburg, died Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Carleton Senior Care in Wellsboro. Vivian was born March 23, 1927, the daughter of Anthony and Michelina Beaderman Swinsick. She was a homemaker, a life member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, a life member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post#167, Morris Run, and a member of Blossburg Area Catholic Community. Vivian is survived by daughters, Sharon (Earl) Goodrich, Mansfield, and Judy (Randy) Sherman, Blossburg; also by sisters, Genevive Wilson and Lauraie Nelcoski, both of Wellsboro; and a brother, Robert (Betty) Swinsick, Alabama. Grandchildren include James, Pamela and Kyle, along with step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Preceding Vivian in death were her husbands, Ralph Ogden and Arnold VandenBroek; and a daughter, Linda Ogden. Friends and family are invited to call at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, November 28th, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. from the funeral home and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Carleton Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, 10 West Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

TEMKO - MARY J. KRUTSICK
Mary Jeanne Krutsick, 80, of Mansfield, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J., died  Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   Born Nov. 20, 1920, in Scranton, she was the daughter of John and Lorraine (Kuhn) Temko.  She was a devoted homemaker. Throughout life, her main interest encompassed   her family. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church of Mansfield.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Walter S. Krutsick; one son and  daughter-in-law, Walter J. and Lee Krutsick of Rutland Township; one  grandson, Walter Krutsick Jr. of Rutland Township; two sisters, Judith Streetonof Loganville, Ga., and Jane Mistretta of Lilburn, Ga.; one brother, John Temko of Bellingham, Mass.; one nephew, two nieces and several cousins.  A private funeral service was held Saturday, March 24, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, with her pastor, the Rev. Louis Kaminski, officiating.    Burial followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg.   A memorial mass will be celebrated at the Holy Child Catholic Church and will  be announced at a later date.

THOMAS –LORINE DIETRICK age 83, of Morris Run died June 8, 2002 at home with her loving husband of 41 years at her side.  Born Jan. 22, 1919 a daughter of Henry and Georgia Lovins Thomas, she came to Blossburg in 1974 and was employed by the Blossburg State Hospital at various jobs, eventually becoming head of the Housekeeping Department.  In 1962, Lorine left her job to become a devoted wife and homemaker.  While at home, she operated a little business buying ground pine and making rugs. Surviving are: her husband, Sherrill; 5 sisters, Geneva Simpson, Linnie Garren, Alburda Breeden and Dorothy Davidson, all of Knoxville, TN; Estella Grayson of Pearland, TX; a brother, Eugene Thomas of Ypsilanti, MI; a brother-in-law, Bill Dietrick and his friend Cathy, both of Arnot.  Friends may call from 7-9 PM Monday, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg; and 10-11 AM Tuesday, with the funeral service immediately following at 11AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette

TOKARZ – Ignace Tokarz, 80, of Blossburg, died Friday, June 22, 1962. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church of Arnot and a retired coal miner. Survived by sons, Frank of Blossburg, Stanley of Wellsboro, Walter of Cherry Flats, Edward and John of Covington; daughters, Mrs. Anna Staron of Blossburg, Mrs. Helen Collins of Wellsboro, Mrs. Wanda Harnas of Corning; brothers, Vincent Tokarz of Montoursville; sister, Mrs. Mary Kugla of Antrim; 29 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Prayer service was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday at 9 AM. Requiem High Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg at 9:30 AM, the Rev. Walter Poplawski officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 27 June 1962, p.4

URCHAK JOSEPHINE CAMPANELLI
Josephine Age 90, formerly of McCauley Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, diedMonday, December 18, 2006, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Josephine was born on September 22, 1916 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Metro and Katherine (Pasielski) Urchak. She was a lifetime member of the local Ukrainian Club. She was a homemaker, but also worked many years in the knitting mills. Josephine received an award for Palmer Method of Writing while she attended school in Elmira Heights. She loved spending time with her family and will be sadly missed by them. Survivors include her son, Donald (Patricia) Campanelli of Elmira; sister, Katherine Webb of Rantoul, IL; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Campanelli in 1992 after 55 loving years; sister, Irene Urchak in 1999. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, December 22, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Panakhyda Service will be held at 5 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church with Father Vasile Gudenciuc as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Josephine can be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church or Southern Tier Hospice. The family of Josephine would like to thank the entire Elcor Health Service Staff and Hospice for the care they provided to Josephine.

WALKOWIAK – Kathryn G. Tokarz, 75, of HC-60 Blossburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1986, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Her husband, Frank F. Tokarz, died July 1, 1985. Mrs. Tokarz was born Apr. 24, 1910, at Morris Run, a daughter of Thomas and Anna Pointek Walkowiak. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Arnot, and its altar and rosary society and choir. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Bogaczyk of Framingham, Mass., Mrs. Agnes Worden of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Patricia Roupp of Bloombille, NY; three sons, Joseph, Bernard and Chester, all of Blossburg; six sisters, Mrs. Veronica  Manikowski of Blossburg, Mrs. Sof Brogan of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Josephine Derkash and Mrs. Margaret Goreczny, both of Rochester, NY, Mrs. Mary Sherrill of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Mansfield; two brothers, Anthony Walkowiak of Lock Haven, and John Walkowiak of Webster, NY; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church, Blossburg. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Rev. Stanley Kurash, her pastor officiated. Arrangements by the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home at Blossburg.

 

WATKINS Raymond F. "Poppy," "Raymie" Watkins

88, of 820 Canada Road, Covington, died Monday May 2, 2011, at the Green Home.  Born July 18, 1922, in Covington, he was the son of Lenora Watkins Sherman. Raymond graduated from Covington High School in May of 1942. He excelled in basketball, baseball and soccer. After high school he declined a scholarship to Grove City College to play basketball and then entered the United States Army in November of 1942. He was deployed to the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in India/China/Burma until December of 1945, as a truck driver on the Burma road; he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars and a World War ll Victory Medal. He returned to civilian life and married Marian Lisowski on May 31, 1947. They were married for 63 wonderful years. Throughout his life he worked for Corning Glass in Wellsboro, Mansfield State College, and Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, N.Y.,, for 30 some years. He loved sports! - especially, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and the North Penn Panthers. He coached Covington basketball and baseball town teams in the 50s and early 60s and a men's softball team through the 70s and 80s. He was a loyal and faithful fan of North Penn and Towanda sports. He enjoyed being a gentlemen farmer. Raising cattle, gardening and yard work consumed his time between sports seasons. He was an active member of a few coffee clubs, where wisdom and knowledge were the tools to determine the truth in all matters before the members of the coffee club.  Raymond was a member of St. Mary's Church, Blossburg; Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post # 167, Morris Run; Hillside Rod and Gun Club; Southern Tioga Grid Iron Club; North Penn Panther Fan; Tioga County Hall of Fame 1995 for basketball; and Voters Hall of Fame (50 consecutive years of voting).  Raymond is survived by his wife, Marian Watkins of Covington; son Danny R. (Pauline) Watkins of Towanda; daughter, Gloria (David) Kurzejewski of Covington; grandchildren, Kelly Kurzejewski of California, Adrianne Walston of California, Kyle Watkins of Dillsburg, Jillianne Mattern of Mansfield, Dane J. Kurzejewski of Covington; great-grandchildren, Isaac R. Mattern, Landon David Mattern, Brianna and Taylor Walston; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Frances and Thomas Ridge of Covington; sister-in-law Barbara Lisowski of Covington; many nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Robert "Steppie" Kilmer of Mansfield.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 9, from St. Mary's Church, Blossburg at 10 a.m. with Father Jacek Bialkowski as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg.  The family will provide the flowers, donations may be made payable to the Southern Tioga Grid Iron Club (S.T.G.C.) in % Southern Tioga Grid Iron Club, 830 Canada Road, Covington, Pa. 16917.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 6, 2011

 

WERLINE GRETA LAMONSKI
Mrs. Greta Lamonski, age 38 of 108 Lynd Street, Blossburg, died Wednesday, October 11, 1972.  Prayer service was held at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg Saturday at 9 am followed by the funeral mass at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church.  The Rev. John Zalewski, Celebrant.  Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary was Friday at 8 pm. Survived by husband, James; daughters, Patricia and Christine; sons, James Jr., and Daniel all at home; sisters, Mrs. Frances Vough of Dushore, Pa., Mrs. Margaret Raskowski of South Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Anna Tript of Liberty, Pa.; one brother, Stanley Werline of Crane, Texas. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W., Robert Snyder Post, Sebring, Pa.

 

WIECZOREK John M.
Age 94, of 117 Granger St., Blossburg, died Thursday, July 23, 2009. Born in Blossburg on February 8, 1915 he was the son of Joseph and Antoinette Heinze Wieczorek. John married Agnes Swinsick on May 10, 1947 they celebrated 44 years of marriage until her death on March 3, 1992. John was a WWll veteran serving with the U.S. Army. He was an assistant manager of the A&P grocery. John was a member of the St. Mary's Church of Blossburg, Holy Name Society, Black Madonna Choir, served many years on the bingo committee. He was also a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, life member of both Hillside Rod and Gun Club and Arnot Sportsmen's Club and member of William B. Wilson American Legion Post # 572 of Blossburg. John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening and playing Euchre. Survivors include his children; George (Winona) Wieczorek, Blossburg; James (Linda) Wieczorek, Blossburg; Phyllis (William) Ridge, Covington; and Paula (Kenneth) Johnson, Blossburg; grandchildren; Ryan (Joy) Heinrich, Jennifer (Bobby) Ridge, Jeffrey Ridge, Sabrina, Anna, and Adam Wieczorek, Robert and Stephanie Sayman, and Corey Johnson; and 3 great-grandchildren. Preceding John in death in addition to his parents and wife Agnes were brothers, Henry, Myron, and Frank, and sisters Victoria Hearn and Jennie Makowiec. Friends will be received Sunday July 26th from 7-9 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Blossburg Monday, July 27th at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. John Chmil as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg.  Donations may be made St. Mary's Church or to Blossburg Fire and Ambulance. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2009

 

WICKMAN Leona Mesuch

77, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. Born Nov. 9, 1933, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Leonard and Esther Larson Wickman. Leona was married to Bernard Mesuch who preceded her in death in 1978.  She retired from Ward Manufacturing. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, where she was a Lector, The Good Samaritans; she was a bingo committee member at St. Mary's Church for many years and a member of T.C.C.C.C.  Leona is survived by her brother, Donald, and his wife, Joyce Wickman, Morris Run, and several nieces and nephews, and her lifelong friend, Jane Mahonski.  She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Bernard; sister, Arlene Barr; and a brother, Gordon Wickman.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday March 11, 2011, from St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, at 10 a.m., with Father Jacek Bialkowski as celebrant.  Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 10, 2011

 

WILCZYNSKI - STARON
Helen "Gram" (Wilczynski) (SRGP 816694 )Age 93, of Blossburg, PA, died on Thursday, December 21, 2006 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Helen was born on August 7, 1913 in Forrest City, PA, a daughter of Paul and Agatha (Zabega) Wilczynski. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Chatholic Church, Blossburg, PA. She enjoyed her family and loved reading and playing Bingo. Helen is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Lee Staron of Arnot, PA, Edward and Dori Staron of Mansfield, PA, Paul Staron of Williamsport, PA; one daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Kenneth Simpson of Mansfield, PA; eight grandchildren, Kim (Stan) Craig of San Mateo, CA, Wayne (Joan) Staron of Liberty, PA, John Staron of Mainesburg, PA, Scott (Deborah) Staron of Springfield, VA, Rick (Natalie) Staron of Kingston, PA, Christopher (Christine) Staron of Sanford, NC, Suzanne (Rick) Case and David Simpson of Mansfield, PA; ten great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Sheldon and Skyler Staron, Kyle and Julia Staron, Chase and Rebecca Staron, Ashley and Erin Case, Sean Simpson; and one great-great-grandchild, Cooper Broughton. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Frank B. Staron. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 23, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary's St., Blossburg, PA, with the Rev. Albert Leonard as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to the Blossburg Memorial Library, 307 Main St., Blossburg, PA 16912, or The Green Home, Activities Dept., 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

WITKOWSKI Dorothy Tomski

Blossburg PA: age 90, a lifetime resident of Blossburg PA, died Friday, March 4th, 2011 at the Broad Acres Nursing Facility in Wellsboro. Born February 11th, 1921 in Blossburg, Dorothy was the daughter of Clement and Agnes (Kwasneski) Witkowski. Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Blossburg High School. Throughout life, her main interest encompassed her home and family. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Surviving her are a daughter, Sylvia Shultz of FL; a son, Richard Tomski of NJ; a granddaugher, Stacey Cohen of FL.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Lutomski of Blossburg; a special friend, Caprice McCarthy-Evans of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Theodore, on September 16th 1996 and a brother, Charles Mann. A private family viewing will be held at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 AM Monday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The family will provide flowers, and memorials may be directed to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293 Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Star Gazette – March 5, 2011

 

JOSEPH F. WOJCIK
Joseph F. Wojcik, 67, of Covington RD 1, died January 22, 1990  at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Wojcik was a retired employee of the PA Dept. of Agriculture. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Bogaczyk Wojcik; daughter, Mrs. Howard (Connie) Hodder of Gillett, PA; two grandchildren; four sisters and brothers; several nieces and nephews. Services were held January 24 (9:30 am) at the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Shoback officiating and burial to be in the cemetery there.  Full military honors will be accorded. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1990)

 

WOJCIK Leona Chaborek

longtime resident of Blossburg, Pa., died Aug. 13 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro.  Born in Elmira, Leona was a daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Gublo) Wojcik. In addition to caring for family and home, Leona worked as an inspector with J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg for over 25 years. She was a member of Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Surviving are two sons, Donald (Patti) Chaborek of Covington, Larry Chaborek of Blossburg; four grandchildren, Julie (Keryln) Wilcox of Stony Fork, Chad (Ann) Wilcox of Covington, Nichole Chaborek of Winston, N.C., Dawn Kelchner of Corning; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Kelchner of Corning, Adesyn Chaborek of Covington; a brother, Francis (Carol) Wojcik of Sebring; two nieces, Lisa Wojcik of Sebring, Michaeline (Rusty) Horning of Shinglehouse.  Calling hours are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blossburg. Burial will follow in the parish Cemetery.   Star Gazette – August 16, 2011

 

YODER Leslie "Butch" Jr.
Age 51, of Arnot, PA, died on Sunday, July 1, 2007, in Williamsport, PA. Les was born on June 27, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Leslie and Joan (Watkins) Yoder, Sr. of Arnot, PA. He was married to Janet (Skiro) Yoder. Les was employed by UPS. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg, PA, and the No Land Hunting Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his family, which meant everything to him. In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Yoder and fiance, Peter Grohmann of Milford, PA; a son, Leslie Yoder, III and wife, Denise, with granddaughter, Carly on the way, of Williamsport, PA; a son, Luke Yoder of Arnot, PA; a daughter, Janae Yoder of Arnot, PA; a goddaughter, Jennifer Lewis of Blossburg, PA; three brothers, Rick and Lonnie Yoder of Arnot, PA, Lennie and wife, Mandy Yoder of Liberty, PA; two sisters, Sonja and husband, William Yeager of Wellsboro, PA, and Brenda and husband, Herb Gerow of Arnot, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 5, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg, PA.

ZAHURIK - KUGLA
Mariann Age 84, of Wellsboro, PA, died August 1, 2005 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Adam D. Kugla who died August 17, 1985. Mariann was born August 15, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Mary Valencik Zahurik. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro. Survived by sister, Betty Blackwell, Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, George S. Zahurik and Stephen Zahurik; and two sisters, Ann and Margaret. Friends and relatives are invited to Mariann's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 4, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 5, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.

ZUCHOWSKI Clem
Age 86, lifetime native of Blossburg, PA, died June 17, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born on June 18, 1921 at the family's home, he was the son of Frank and Pauline (Nowak) Zuchowski. Clem was a 1939 graduate of Blossburg High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On June 1, 1946, he married Gerry Jankiewicz in Morris Run. They were blessed with 62 years together and raised three children. Clem was employed as an X-Ray Technician at Blossburg State Hospital until its closure. He later worked at the Laurel Health Center until retiring in 1986. Clem was a member of Blossburg's St. John Newman Catholic Church (formerly St. Mary's) and was chairman of the church's Bingo Committee for many years. He held a Third Degree in the Knights of Columbus Blossburg Council No. 216 and served as their financial secretary. Clem was a lifetime member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg and a member of the Blossburg V.F.W. Post 8730. Most important in Clem's life was his family. Well-known and respected in his community, Clem was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was talented at making wine, and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Gerry; children, Bob Zuchowski, Ann (James) Keenan, all of Horseheads, and Mary Lou (Dennis) Rumsey of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Dana (Brian) Comstock, Devin Zuchowski, Rene (Greg) Brosch, Ryan and Kenzie Keenan, Tyler and Taryn Rumsey; three great-grandchildren, Nolan, Avrie and Taylor; a brother-in-law, Butt Jankiewicz of Blossburg; special nieces, Rita Larson of Blossburg and Dori Staron of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Johanna Pawlak and Theresa Signor. Friends may call 6 – 9 p.m. tonight, June 19, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, at the St. John Newman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with Military Honors accorded.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2008.


 

? CLARA BOZONSKIi – Mrs. Frank Bozonski, aged 38 years, died at her home in Morris Run last week Monday, after an illness of several weeks.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three children.  Funeral services were held at Morris Run Thursday, Rev. M.J. Kelly, of St. Andrew’s Catholic church, officiating; burial in St. Mary’s Polish cemetery, Blossburg.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 April 1919.

 


? MRS. ROSE M. BUDNICK age 71 of Blossburg, Pa., Sunday, June 11, 1972 at the Blossburg State General Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Adams Funeral home, Blossburg Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday 9 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg at 9:30 a.m.  Rev. John Zelewski.  Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Survived by son, William Budnick of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Agnes Witkowski and Mrs. Floyd Norman, both of Blossburg, Mrs. Bernard Scheldwalter of Corning, N.Y.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, member of Christian Mother’s Society of the church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1972

? HUDZINSKI
Marion Formerly of Blossburg, died Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Marion was born January 12, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester in 1984. Survivors include her son, Robert (Barbara) Hudzinski, FL; granddaughter, Rushe Nicole (Joseph) Sero, Georgia; a sister, Irene Robakowski, Blossburg; and a niece, Ann (Ben) Riles, Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2006, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial donations may be directed to Corning Meals on Wheels Inc., 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830, or to Good Samaritans c/o St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, PA 16912.

? – Mrs. Althea Mesuch, 43, of Blossburg, died Friday, July 20, 1962. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Survived by husband, Bernard Mesuch; sisters, Mrs. Mary Podleski and Mrs. Geraldine Brooks of Blossburg, Mrs. Gertrude Crannage and Mrs. Elsie Huffman of Corning, Mrs. Rosella Knapp and Mrs. Mildred Knapp of Wellsboro; brothers, Gilbert Stock of Wellsboro, Clarence Hodder, Sr. and Romain Hodder of Blossburg. Prayer service was Monday at 8:45 AM at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Requiem High Mass at 9:30 AM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, the Rev. Walter Poplawski officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 25 July 1962, p.4
 

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