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In the lower picture the school is pictured in 1928 with the old Brick School that had been the high school and the gym addition.. The  picture at left shows the old school in the right background with the new gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School. The gym addition remains as the auditorium. .

Mansfield High School Graduates

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. A question mark has been added in cases of extreme doubt. In a few instances, no information was available.

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.

We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and naer Manfield.
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street. We also have a locaton at 61 North Main Street.
Regular hours are noon to 3 T, W Th or by appointment.
Planning a Reunion? Be sure to include a visit to the History Center to see our Blue and Gold Room, Displays of yearbooks and ALL the graduates of this school. We like to have Welcome Home Receptions for our returning Mansfieldians.

If you have obituaries for classmates, parents siblings, that we have not includedon the class pages, please send them to us.

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Surname First Name Year Spouse  
Ashley Leona 1938  [John Lombardo]  75389 1920-2000
Austin June 1938 Audley Aldenderfer  06743 1920-2014 Woodlawn Cemetery
Bailey Laurence 1938  [Dorothy Gardner]  34886 1921-
Barden Milton 1938 Eleanor Mahonski  
Barnes Hazel 1938 Edwin Sipe  
Bastian Virginia 1938 Wilson Smith  02437 1919-2014 Oakwoos Cemetery
Benson  Velma 1938  Warren Nash  01730 1919-2000 Glenwood Cemetery
Brace Sterling 1938  [Jean Moran]  02128 1921-2007 Welsh Settlement Cemetery
Buchanan Eulala 1938 William Baker  20455 1920-1998
Chamberlain Ernestine 1938    19441 1920-2003 Mainesburg Cemetery
Cleveland Ellis 1938  [Frances Chamberlain] 79921  1921-1948 Prospect Cemetery
Copp Lester 1938 Mary Paris  51861 1919-2014 Watson Cemeery
Cox Arlie 1938    
Finesilver Ann 1938 Farwell  90390
Fish Ava 1938    
Foersch Irene 1938    
Fralic Robert 1938 Joyce Sherwood  82234
Freligh Mae 1938 Starner  92020 1921-2012 Woodlawn Cemetery
Glover Jean 1938    
Gillette Shirley 1938 Goodman  86229 1920-2004 Arizona
Griffiths Audrey 1938 John Baynes  23076 1920-2015
Hendricks Robert 1938  [Ruby Sassen]  03606
Husted Myron 1938 Evelyn Evans, Ida Harding 85757  1918-1997 Tioga CMG
Meaker Donna 1938  Stebbins  91796
McCue Rita 1938    
Nicholas Robert 1938    
Osborne Anna Mae 1938   19336 
Precit Agnes 1938    83357
Roupp Edgar 1938 [Thelma Slingerland]  70407 1919-1972 Tioga CMG
Schanbacher Gerald 1938  [Ferne Terry]  83520 1920-2005 East Point Cemetery
Seeley Pauline 1938 Howard Baker 
[Note yearbook says Robert Baker, but that is incorrect]
 10756 1920-2012 Watson Cemetery
Sherman Theo 1938 John Barden  14212 1918-2000 Tioga CMG
Smith Donald 1938  [Myra Giles] 19063  1920-1991 Oakwood Cemetery
Smith Warren 1938 Harriet Voorhies  02050 1920-2009 Watson Cemetery
Somerville Jean 1938    
Strange Vivian 1938 [Norman S. Andrews]   04336
Stuart Ernestine 1938    86752 1920-2012 Tioga CMG
Swingle Theora 1938 William Sullivan   83649
Thompson  Ellen 1938 Hall  
Thompson Gertrude 1938 Jack Isaacson 78369  1920-2015 State Road Cemetery
Trask Edwin 1938 Eleanor Cleveland  23071 ca 1920-2004
Waltz Arthur 1938    88207 1919-1987 Oakwood Cemetery
Whitteker Marian 1938 Maurice Chamberlain 22033  1920-2008 Mainesburg Cemetery
Wilcox Geraldine 1938  [Charles Goforth]  24740
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Leona Ashley
1920-2000
June Austin
1920-2014
AUSTIN, June L. - Aldenderfer, June L. - Longtime resident of Elmira, NY Age 94, was born June 15, 1920 in Mansfield, PA and died on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She was married to the late Audley J. Aldenderfer for nearly 58 years, was the daughter of the late Ward and Mabel (Soper) Austin, and was the sister of the late Ward W. Austin. She is survived by one son, Darryl (Delores) Aldenderfer and one daughter, Darlene Aldenderfer, both of Depew, NY; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons, as well as various other relatives and many good friends. June was a longtime faithful member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Roger Curtis will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Audley. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. – Elmira Star Gazette, September 17, 2014
 
Virginia Bastian
1919-2014
BASTIAN, Virginia - Virginia Mae "Ginny" Smith, 94, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Ginny was born March 28, 1919, in Big Flats, N.Y., a daughter of Lloyd Franklin and Mary Ellen (Pickering) Bastian. She was the widow of Wilson W. Smith.Mrs. Smith was a 33-year veteran in the real estate field in Mansfield. She began her real estate experience with family owned West's Farm Agency, Inc. in 1955 where she served as advertising manager and business manager of the local home office that covered several northeastern states and over 100 branch offices. When they later sold to Safe-Buy of Little Rock, Ark., the home offices were moved to Elmira, N.Y. where Mrs. Smith served in the same capacity in addition to becoming branch manager for the State of Pennsylvania. She and her late husband, Wilson, also operated a branch office in Mansfield. In 1964 she and her husband created the firm of Homestead Realty with branch offices in both Bradford and Tioga counties. Their office was later moved to South Main in Mansfield. Before retiring in 1987, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Local, State and National Association of Realtors; a certified Farm and Land Broker; and a graduate of the PA Realtors Institute. She held certification in Residential and Farm Appraising as well as Subdivision and Land Development. She was a member of the National Marketing Institute and had special training in Marketing Investment. Much in demand from 1964 until her retirement in 1987, Mrs. Smith appraised for local, state and national agencies. Among them were Penn DOT, the then, General State Authority, Tioga County Redevelopment Authority, PA Fish and Game Commission, UA Veterans Admin, F.H.A. (Federal Housing Admin.). She appraised for the First Citizens National Bank and several insurance firms. She was qualified for both commercial and residential real estate. Mrs. Smith was a charter member and former officer of the North Central Board of Realtors. She served on the Mansfield Borough Variance Board and represented the Borough on the Mid-Tioga Valley Joint Municipal Planning Commission. Mrs. Smith was active in local and civic affairs. She was past president of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, past member of B.O.O.M. and T.A.R.T. She was, for years, a member of the local bank board of the First Citizens National Bank in Mansfield. She was a past trustee and member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and was a co-founder and member of the Mansfield Business and Professional Women's Club.At the time of her death, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Mansfield Educational Memorial Fund. She was a past president of the Tioga County Federation of Republican Women. She was a Past Noble Grand of the former Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge and past State President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Patriarchs Militant.Mrs. Smith was an award winning artist in both oils and water color. After her retirement, she published several books of poems.Mrs. Smith is survived by a sister, Fay Jones of Mansfield; one brother, Jack R. (Alice) Bastian of Corning, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Martha (Glenn) Bastian of Blossburg, Wanda (Lloyd) Bastian of Middlebury; several nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews.A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice or to the Mansfield United Methodist Church, Academy St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933 Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -  Wellsboro Gazette, March 5, 2014
Velma Benson 
1919-2000
Sterling Brace 
1920-2007
BENSON -VELMA B. NASH, 81, of Mainesburg, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church.  Born on April 16, 1919, she was a daughter of Oswald and Mabel Hilfiger Benson.  Surviving, besides her husband Warren, are two sons, Eldon of Mainesburg and Garth of Troy; a sister, Virginia Reynolds of Mainesburg; and one grandson.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Revs. Kenneth Marple and Ivan Mathewson officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

BRACE, G. Sterling
86, formerly of Welsh Settlement, died June 26, 2007 at the home of his daughter [in the Elk Run section of Sullivan Township]. Sterling was born October 29, 1920 in Mansfield, PA. [Error - Born in Rutland Township]  He is the last of 12 children of Harry G. and Lucy Tanner Brace. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Sterling is survived by a son, Michael of Newfield, NY; a daughter, Barbara Powlison of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Jean Moran in 1971, and his second wife, the former Nellie Moyer in 2003. Funeral services will be held at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial in Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations in Sterling's memory may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
 

Ernestine Chamberlain 
1920-2003
Ellis Cleveland 
1921-1948
Lester Copp
1919-2014

ERNIE CHAMBERLAIN, 82, died January 22, 2003 at Abington Memorial Hospital, Montgomery County.  Born June 9, 1920 in Mainesburg, she was the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Connelly) Chamberlain.  She went to work near Waverly, NY, as a physical education teacher after graduating from college in 1942.  In 1946 she began working in Evansville, IL for the YMCA.  Later she joined the Red Cross near the end of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan and Korea.  She was an avid golfer, especially in her younger days.  She met and befriended the influential Park family in Korea when invited to play on their private course with their daughter.  In 1955 she returned to America by freighter through the Suez Canal and stopped in France where she met a hometown friend, Joyce Gilbert.  They spent six weeks traveling through Europe.  Joyce and her husband Carlton were favorite traveling companions of Ernie.  In 1989 they went on a three-week photographic safari in Kenya.  Once back in the United States she worked for Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC in 1955.  She arranged entertainment for groups of wounded soldiers, many of which were amputees, to special parties and event in Washington's highest political and social circles, including parties in Mrs. McLean's home where she had the opportunity to wear the Hope diamond, which was then owned by Mrs. McLean.  She joined Norristown State Hospital in 1957 to create and head the newly formed volunteer services department from which position she retired after 25 years.  For those who knew Ernie well, she was admirably suited to this position because she could convince almost anyone to volunteer for almost anything.  In 1974 Ernestine founded the Forteniters Club, Inc. a social club for ex-mental patients, which meets every Thursday, and with the help of local churches and civic groups, the club has a nice dinner and usually entertainment as well.  She loved to travel, some of her favorite spots included the Island of Nevis in the West Indies, Kenya, Portugal and Ireland.  Her favorite place was undoubtedly the Cottage on Lake Juanita and with Island of Nevis running a close second.  She was the world's best "Welcome Wagon" lady for many years and helped many new families feel welcome in the Ambler area.  She also made many lifelong friends of the folks she "welcomed waggoned."  Ms. Chamberlain was an active member and volunteer for many years in "Plant Ambler's" a group who plants and cares for flowers in Ambler Borough.  She was also a regular student at Temple University's Horticulture School where she met and made many friends.  She excelled at bringing people and organizations together for their mutual benefit.  "Plant Ambler" benefited greatly from her association with temple's Horticulture School and many seedlings, which would have been discarded, graced the flower boxes and barrels of Plant Ambler sites each years.  Surviving are her sister Frances Anderson, Canton; nephews Eric Anderson, Canton; Mike Cleveland, Sciota, PA; many friends and her cat, "Sweetie".  "Sweetie" has a good home with the Yin family of Ambler with four lovely girls to look after her and love her.  Funeral services were held January 26 in Ambler, PA, where she lived since 1957.  A memorial service will be held at the Mainesburg Church, 1 p.m., April 26.  Refreshments will be served after the service.  Her ashes will be interred at Mainesburg Cemetery.  -Canton Independent Sentinel.

Ellis L. Cleveland-27, World War II veteran and Mansfield businessman died Saturday, April 24, 1948 at 1:30 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital.  A son of Mr. and Mrs. Welch Cleveland, he was born and Mansfield, Jan. 26, 1921. He graduated From Mansfield Senior High School in 1938. In 1949 he joined the 108 Ambulance Company, PNG, and was inducted into the regular Army, Feb. 17, 1941, with other members of the Company. He trained Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania And Camp Livingston, Louisiana, prior to transferring to the Air Corps in July, 1942. His subsequent training was that Kelly Avenger, and Parrin Fields Texas, and he graduated with the rank Of Second Lieutenant July 29, 1943, at Ellington Field, Texas. After Completing His Training at Ellington Field, he was transferred to Ephrata, Washington, and August 3rd, 1943 was assigned to the 447th Bomb group, 706 Bomb Squadron of the Eighth Air Force at Harvard, Nebraska. In November, 1943 he went to England, where he received His First Lieutenancy. He made 35 missions over enemy territory prior to and following the invasion. He was decorated with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and for OakLeaf Clusters. During one of the flights he suffered a leg injury. He return to the added states in June, 1944, and for several months or the patient in the England General Hospital, Utica, And General Beaumont Hospital, Texas for treatment for sinus infection. Following his discharge from Moscow he returned to active of service and was promoted to Capt. in October, 1945. He was stationed at Roswell, New Mexico; Tucson AZ, and Dallas, Texas and Great Falls Montana, where he received his discharge in the summer, 1946. During his service he was given a superior rating. After returning home Mr. Cleveland entered a hardware business with his father and brother-in-law Jack Raymond. November 4th, 1943, he married Miss Francis Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, who, with a son, Michael Ernest, survive him. He Was a Member of the Baptist Church, Friendship Lodge, F. and A. M., American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, the PIAA, and was a  lieutenant in the recently organized National Guard unit here. Beside his wife and son, he is survived by his parents: sisters, Mrs. Jack Raymond, Mrs. Max Rathbun, Helen and Donna, both Mansfield; nephews in nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church, Rev. DJ Griffith officiating, assisted by the Rev. Allen Sours. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Masonic service. Pall bearers were Allen Brigham, Charles Hughes, Ralph Evans, Clifford Bixby, Jack Marsh, And Joseph Skoreski. The large crowd that attended his funeral and the beautiful floral offering speak louder than words. But the life of Ellis Cleveland, as we know his, was one of always doing the best he could. As a caddy on the golf course, he tried to be a good one, and he was. In his training in the aviation he showed an interest and knowledge that came from studying to do the job well. He was thoughtful of others and made friends easily and in many ways showed himself a young man that it seems hard to lose.

LESTER C. COPP [srgp , age 94, of Beverly Hills, FL, (formerly of Roseville, PA) passed away October 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born on November 24, 1919 in Rutland Township, PA to Lewis and Alma (Stout) Copp. Lester moved to Citrus County in 1998 from Rutland Township, PA. He was a retired Farmer and Carpenter. His memberships included the Shuffle Board Club of Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Civic Association, and he was a Methodist. Survived by his wife, Mary P. Copp; seven children, Ronald Copp, Judy Tuccio, Janet Vibbert, Barbara Considine, Thomas Copp, Francis Copp and Carol Udell; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of local arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014
 

Lora Mae Freligh
1921-2012
FRELIGH Lora "Mae" Freligh Starner
Born July 12, 1921 in Gaines Township, Tioga County, PA. Mae was the daughter of John Wilbur and Lora Mae Jackson Freligh. She grew up in Mansfield, PA, with sisters, Ruth Emma and Beth Mary and brother, Howard Edgar. On May 8, 1942 in Elmira Heights, NY, Mae married Gerald Edwin Starner, with whom she shared over 60 wonderful years. She will always be loved by her children, Greg and wife Deborah, Betsy, Jeff, and Kim and wife Olga. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren Todd and family, Darcy, Owen and Meah; Amy and husband Ray McLaughlin and daughters, Taylor and Leah; William and wife Brooke; Jocelyn; and MaKenzie will miss her. A longtime resident of Horseheads, Mae enjoyed antiques, decorating, travel and reading. She will be interred with her husband at Woodlawn National Cemetery. A private service will be held at the convenience of her family. Do not worry about our tears. They are the language of unspeakable love. Arrangements are with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.    Star Gazette – October 18, 2012
 
Shirley Gillette 
1920-2004
Audrey Griffiths
1920-2015
GILLETTE, Shirley [SRGP 86229] – Shirley Gillette, Goodman, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mrs. Goodman was born in Mansfield where she spent her early years. She attended Mansfield High School and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church of Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Englewood, Colo. 80112 – Wellsboro Agitator, 17 November 2004, p.6
 
Myron Husted 
1918-1997
MHS1938; Tioga County Memorial Gardens
HUSTED - Myron C. "Mike" Husted, 79, [SRGP 85757] of Mansfield died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 11, 1918, in Mansfield, he was the son of John and Elvera Price Husted. He retired from Bordens in Wellsboro and farming. He served as an Army medic during World War II and was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his wife, Ida Harding Husted, in 1990; one brother, John Husted; and one grandson, Gary James Husted. Surviving are two daughters, Marlene Fillmore of Wellsboro and Millie Glascock of Culpeper, VA; two sons, Gary Husted of Whitneyville and Myron Husted of Sasabe, Ariz.; two sisters, Tess Beard of Valois, NY; and Shirley Bailey of Mansfield; four brothers, Joseph Husted of Orange City, Fla.; Gordon Husted of Galeton; Edwin Husted of Roseville and Richard Husted of Watkins Glen, NY; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial was made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program in care of Laurel Health Systems Senior Support Services, PO Box 8, Blossburg, PA 16912 - Wellsboro Gazette, October 15, 1997
Edgar Roupp
1919-1972
Gerald Schanbacher 
1920-2005

EDGAR L. ROUPP
 Edgar L. Roupp, 53, of Mansfield RD 1 died Thursday unexpectedly at his home of natural causes. He was born April 15, 1919 in Liberty, the son of Grant and Jennie Turner Roupp. He was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club and a member of the local First Baptist Church.  He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Slingerland Roupp; two sons, Richard at home, Edgar at Mansfield RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. David (Connie) Rawson of Germania and Mrs. Garry (Bonnie) York of Mainesburg; four sisters, Mrs. George Cochran of Covington, Mrs. Iola Ball of Cogan Station, Mrs. Kenneth Knipe of Liberty, Mrs. Wanda Howe of Cogan Station. Four brothers, Grant of Williamsport, Delancey of Elmira, NY, LaVerne of Mansfield RD 1, and Sheldon Roupp of Covington; two uncles; six grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 3:30 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, formerly the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  The Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated and burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

SHELDON W. ROUPP, 73, Covington, died April 22, 1995, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Cogan House, he was the son of Grant and Fannie Turner Roupp.  He was a retiree of Ralphs Service Center and a World War II Army veteran.  Mr. Roupp was a life member and past commander of VFW Post 6757, Mansfield; a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, Mansfield; the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, YMRC Inc. of Williamsport; Moose Lodge #1147, Wellsboro; American Legion #0167, Morris Run and the Arnot Sportsman’s Club.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jean A. Wilcox Roupp; one son and daughter-in-law, Philip W. and Cindy Roupp, Covington; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Denny Dibble, Ogdensburg; one brother, Grant Roupp Jr. Williamsport; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.  The Rev. Lawrence E. Womble officiated.  Burial was made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel. (In class as a sophomore)

SCHANBACHER Gerald C. Age 85, of Mansfield, PA, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died of cancer at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, on Monday, September 5, 2005. He was born June 21, 1920 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Orville L. and Martha A. Rauscher Schanbacher. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, the former Ferne Terry; two sons, Terry L. of Litchfield, CT, and Robert L. of Cogan Station, PA; two daughters, Sandra L. Beagan of Mansfield, MA, and Jill A. Howarth of Westborough, MA; sister, Joyce A. Gilbert of Mt. Carmel, CT; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald L. and Richard Dale; sisters, Gladys P. Mase, Winnie A. Black, Genevieve E. Stone, B. Pauline Bradshaw; and brothers, Harold L. and Chester A. Gerry was a World War II Army veteran. He was a Captain having served in the European Theatre, Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Schanbacher operated his family's business, the Mansfield Novelty Company and sawmill until 1997. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church where he served faithfully as the Sunday School Superintendent for 38 years. He was active in civic affairs, having served as a member of the Water Authority and officer of the Southern Tioga School Board for fourteen years. Gerry loved hunting, and was a member of the Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club for 52 years. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, and Knights of Pythias for 50 years. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 6-8 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the Church Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial in East Point Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family requests that memorial donations in Gerry's memory be made to First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 14, 2005
 

Pauline M. Seeley
1920-2012
Theo Sherman 
1918-2000
Donald Fay Smith
1920-1991
SEELEY Pauline M. Baker
91, formerly of Roseville, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro. She was born April 24, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Lewis and Carrie Haff Seeley. Pauline was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Fellowship.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Albert Asbury of Roseville; a grandson, James Asbury of Roseville; a granddaughter, Adrienne (Daniel) Asbury-Jones of Wyoming, Pa.; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard, in 2006.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. ,Mansfield, Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m., at the Roseville United Methodist Church with Pastors, Grace Marie Ransom, and Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette - February 1, 2012
 

SHERMAN- THEO S. BARDEN
 MANSFIELD--Theo S. Barden, 81, of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her residence in Lake Wales, Fla. She and her husband Lyle Barden observed 61 years of marriage. She was a member and former Noble Grand of Mansfield Rebekah Lodge where she received a high honor for volunteer and community service.  She was also a member of the North Elk Run Grange, Twilight Chapter 475 Order of the Eastern Star, and a volunteer for the Red Cross and Easter Seals Society. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ's Disciples. Born May 26, 1918, in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Harold and Gladys Ames Sherman. Surviving are a son Steven of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Sandra Polous of Haines City, Fla. and Sylvia Casher of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Betty Hinklie of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Sherman. A private graveside service will be held at Tioga Memorial Gardens, with her son, Steven delivering a Eulogy. Arrangements are being handled by Wilston's 18 N. Main St.

SMITH, Donald F. [SRGP 19063] – Donald F. Smith of 3107 Arnold Ave., Horseheads, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 1991. He was the son of Ross and Mayme Loundsberry Smith of Mansfield. He was a retired manager of Dairylea in Mansfield, and Horseheads, NY, and a retired manager of Eastern Milk Co-op, and Leprino Foods both in Horseheads, NY. He was a member of the Teamsters Retirement Club Local 529. Surviving are his wife, Myra Giles Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Carl Matison of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Karena Matison of Rochester, NY, Tricia Matison of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Webster of Tioga, Letta and James Mitchell of Roseville, Lena and Joe Wood,  Luther and Josephine Giles, Carolyn and William Clark, all of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including Marie Sherwood of Horseheads, NY. [last 2 paragraphs are unreadable]. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 16 January 1991, p.10
 

Warren Smith 
1920-2009

SMITH, Warren B.
Age 88, died on April 2, 2009 at the Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Born on Nov. 3, 1920 in Rutland, Tioga County, PA, he was the fourth child of the late Walter and Nora Stone Smith. He lived in and around Tioga and Chemung Counties for most of his life. Married November 21, 1940, Warren was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Harriet Voorhees Smith in 1998; four of his siblings: brothers, Boyd and Wilbur Smith; and sisters, Iva Smith and Geraldine Smith Brewer, have also predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Ileen Meacham Smith; his sister, Myrtle Smith Kennedy; his daughter, Sandra Smith of Millerton, PA; his son and daughter-in-law, Warren G. and Rebecca Pealer Smith of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Nora Smith Neff, Wesley Smith, Walter Smith, Warren W. Smith, Wade Smith, Nichole Smith Geisenhof, Wyatt Smith, John Kennedy, April Kennedy, and Lynette Teets; 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Warren Smith was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and Army Air Corps in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the years after the war he often worked as a commercial pilot and a flight instructor, teaching scores of people to fly airplanes and gliders in Elmira. Warren was an over 55 year member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 and past master there in 1961. He was also a member of Horseheads R.A.M. #261 and Past High Priest, St. Omer's Commandary #19KT, Valley of Corning Scottish Rite, 32nd and also a member of Southern Tier Council #16 in Elmira, NY. He was also a longtime member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church and also served on the Horseheads Town Board. An avid bowler in years past, he also enjoyed winters in Florida, camping, golf, hunting, fishing, travel and most of all good times with his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA, where Military Honors will be accorded. In honor of Warren Smith's past service in the US Army and with pride in the current service of his grandsons and great-grandson, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the USO. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will meet at the Barber Funeral Home Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 6:45 p.m., to conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. for their departed brother and Past Master, W.B. Warren B. Smith.
Signed, V.W. Elliott R. Blauvelt, Jr., Master
 

Ernestine Stuart
1920-2012
Theora Swingle
d. 1966
STUART Ernestine Stuart Allen
age 91, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Harrisonburg, VA. She was born on September 29, 1920 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late, Ernest M. Stuart and Hilda D. Stuart of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack H.R. Allen who died in 2009. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College (Mansfield University) and Penn State University. She retired from the Wellsboro (PA) Area School District in 1991. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Stuart and Clarice Allen of Staunton, VA, daughters and sons-in-law: Joan and Robert Gibel of La Quinta, CA, Mary Jo and John Hanley of San Bruno, CA; sister Mary Jo Wilcox of Mansfield, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA. at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Communities Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd. Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.  Star Gazette – March 1, 2012
Gertrude Thompson
1920-2015
Ed Trask 
ca 1920 - 2004
Arthur Waltz
1919-1987

THOMPSON, Gertrude E. -  Gertrude E. Isaacson, 94, of Mainesburg, PA, passed away January 14, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Haines City, FL.  She was born September 28, 1920, in Roseville, PA, the daughter of Richard & Janet Everett Thompson.  Gertrude is survived by her son, Paul of Randleman, NC, her daughter & son-in-law, Carol & Larry Harvey of Covington, PA, her sister, Ellen Hall of Sharon, SC, her daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Isaacson of Canton, PA, 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, & 1 great great grandchild.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 1998, her son, Gary, 2 sisters, Florence Smith & Fran Abplanalp, & her daughter-in-law, Judy Isaacson.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Monday 11 AM - noon.  Funeral services will follow there Monday at noon with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. - Wilston Funeral Home obit, January 15, 2015

TRASK Edwin W. Age 84, of Mansfield, PA, died August 17, 2004. He was the son of Maud and Earl Trask. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Cleveland Trask; daughter, Connie (Jack) Baynes of Tucson, AZ, Tommy (Debbie) Trask of Leesburg, VA, and Edward (Nancy) Trask of Mechanicsburg, PA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Sharon Baynes Murphy, Alan Baynes, Jeffrey Trask, Michael Trask, Stephen Trask and Scott Trask. He had seven great-grandchildren. He was a retired truck driver and dairy farmer. After retiring, he enjoyed doing handiwork for neighbors and friends. He was the owner of the Trask Mobile Home Park and partner in Grammas' Kitchen restaurant and bakery. His great delight in life was sharing a cup of coffee with his buddies. He served in WWII. He was a member of the VFW and the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples). Friends are invited to call at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. to share memories and coffee from Grammas' Kitchen. On Saturday morning, there will be a viewing at 10 a.m.; the service will follow at 11a.m. the Rev. Edward M. Trask, his son, will officiate. Contributions may be sent to Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples), S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

WALTZ, Arthur E. [SRGP 88207] – Arthur E. Waltz, 67, of RD 2, Mansfield, died at his home Saturday morning March 28, 1987. Born Nov. 9, 1919, at Mansfield, he was a son of Ernest W. and Minnie May Johns Waltz. Mr. Waltz was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army. He was a retired laborer at the former Mansfield Novelty Co. Surviving are a brother, Warren, of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hemenway, also of Mansfield, and Mrs. Doris Chamberlain of Lawrenceville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Monday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. James T. Dawes, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 1, 1987
 

Marian Whitteker
1920-2008
WHITTAKER - Marian H. Chamberlain, [SRGP 22033] age 87, of Towanda, Pa., died on May 1, 2008. Marion was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Canoe Camp, Tioga County Pa.  She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Maude Whittaker of Canoe Camp. Marion was a graduate of Mansfield, Pa., High School. Marion worked for GTE of Sylvania for 25 years. Surviving are her five children, Cleo (David) Thetga of Standing Stone, Pa.; Gerald Chamberlain of Raeford, N.C.; Gail (Charles) Dull of Herrrickville, Pa.; Maureen Vandusen of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and Marilyn Sue Beck of York, Pa. Marion is also survived by a sister, Jean Mitchell of Covington, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Chamberlain, in 1988, and by four brothers, Almeron, Stanley, Randolph "Sambo", and Claude "Sonny" Whittaker.  A memorial service and celebration of Marian's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ulster, Pa. Marian will be buried by her husband at the Mainsburg Cemetery following a brief committal service. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church Roof Fund in care of Esther Rhinebold, RR 2, Box 312, Ulster Pa. 18850, in Marian Chamberlain's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 15 May 2008

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