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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Fifty Four

This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it.
All obits on this page submitted by Pat MOTT Gobea.

RAYMOND L. ALLEN II, 26, of RR#3 Towanda, (Franklin Twp.) died Dec. 16, 2006. Born March 21, 1980 he was the son of the Raymond L. Allen Sr. and Carol J. Peters. Raymond attended Wysox Elementary School, Wyalusing High School and Towanda High School. At the time of his death Ray was employed by T.H. Home Improvements in Alba, Pa. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Ray loved playing video games and working on vehicles with his son, Memphis. Surviving are: His father, Raymond L. Allen and his wife, Donna Allen of Austinville, Pa.; his mother, Carol J. Peters, and her companion, Francis Spencer of RR 3 Towanda; his fiancée, Nicole Landmesser, of RR 3, Towanda; his son, Memphis Allen, at home; his sisters, Danielle Dunlap and his fiancé, Michael Clark of Dushore, Pa., Kelly Allen of Austinville, Pa., Elizabeth Allen of Austinville, Pa.; his stepbrothers, Jonathan Salsman of Sugar Run, Pa.; Timothy Salsman of Laceyville, Pa.; his stepsister, Shauna Salsman of Tunkhannock, Pa.; nine nieces, two nephews and several cousins; very special friends, John and Sandy Borden and Denise Gleason of RR#3 Towanda; and Michael Brown of Austinville, Pa. He was preceded by his cousins, Michael Shrimp, Richie Peters and Christinia Allen. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, RR#3 Towanda, Pa. in Raymond L. Allen II's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

RODNEY W. ‘PORK’ BABCOCK, 64, well-known resident of Sheshequin, Ulster RR 1 died Monday morning, Oct. 9, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born April 8, 1936 he was the youngest of 13 children of the late Allie and Millie Whipple Babcock. Rodney was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1955 and later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps., where he served for four years. On May 17, 1957, he married the former Carol Twigg in Litchfield. In 1959 Rodney and Carol began farming in Litchfield. In 1968, they moved from Litchfield to Sheshequin, where they have continued the operation of their farm to present. Rodney was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and the Bradford County Farmers Association. Surviving are: his wife of 43 years. Carol Twigg Babcock at home; two sons, Thomas M. Babcock and his friend Heather Dubois of Ulster RR 1, Ryan L. Babcock and his friend Km Mayo of Ulster RR 1; five grandchildren, Michelle, Phillip, Jessica, Olivia and Harley Babcock; two brothers, Charles Babcock of Elmira, N.Y. and Richard Babcock of Sayre; four sisters, Annabelle Slater of Spring Hill, Fla., Helen Alfero of Walnut, Calif., Pauline Grissom of Salton Sea Beach, Calif. and Viola Kitchen of Sayre and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sons, Craig and Dean Babcock; a daughter, Kelly Babcock; brothers, Allie, Ralph, Louis, Robert and Donald Babcock; and a sister, Hazel. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. The funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 2000 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. The Rev. Jason Gillaume of the Ulster United Methodist Church will preside. –Towanda Daily Review

BARRETT –ARMINA K. ‘MINNIE’ SECULES, 89, of 362 Hill Road, Allenwood, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at her home following an extended illness. Minnie was born Aug. 2, 1917 near Liberty, a daughter of the late Boyd and Alberta Fulkerson Barrett. Her husband of 66 years, George N., died in August. Minnie was well known for her cooking and baking skills. She enjoyed working jig saw puzzles. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Robert N. (Amy E.) Secules and Richard M. (Mary L.) Secules, both of rural Allenwood. Five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, William and Thomas Barrett are deceased. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Elimsport Cemetery. A service of the Cronrath Funeral Home Inc., 308 Main St., Watsontown. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BASTION –LAVINA ROSE BENJAMIN a longtime resident of Elmira Heights died on Thursday morning, November 30, 2006, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 94. Born in Leolyn, PA, LaVina was the daughter of Guy and Elnora Carey Bastion. She was married to Paul Benjamin in 1928 and he predeceased her in 1960. She was employed for 30 years at Eclipse and also operated the Benjamin Personal Care Home for over 24 years, where she provided excellent care for the elderly. She was a long time member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and an active part of the Elmira Heights community. Surviving is her loving family, a son and daughter-in-law, James and Phyllis Benjamin, Riverview, FL; a brother, Daniel Bastion, Odessa, NY; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews including, Seward and Doris Spencer who provided her with wonderful care and friendship. In addition to her parents and husband, LaVina was predeceased by her sisters, Lilly Saunders, Daisy Spencer, Violet Smith, Myrtle Smith, Gladiola "Gladys" Griffin, Flossie Bastion, Chrysanthemum "Chris" Fisher; a brother, Guy Benjamin Bastion Jr. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Saturday, December 2, 2006 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with her pastor the Reverend Patrick L. Holder officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY in LaVina's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette

BEDFORD –FERN WILCOX, 96 of Forksville died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996 at home. Her husband, George Wilcox died in December 1971. She was a member of Forksville United Methodist Church. She was a member of Estella Grange for 45 years and the B.E.F. Club. Born June 23, 1899 in Elkland Township, she was a daughter of Oscar and Martha Sabin Bedford. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Thall of New Albany and Mrs. Grace Cott of Forksville; a son, Norman of Montoursville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McHenry’s 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Revs. Robert W. Martin and James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Elkland Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers. –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT C. BIDLACK SR., 76 of Monroeton RR 1 died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. Born Dec. 9, 1927 in Sayre he was a son of Clayton and Hazel Fice Bidlack. He graduated from Athens High School class of 1947. Robert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He returned to the Valley in 1947 and worked for Bud Loomis and the Ingersoll Rand. He retired from Ingersoll Rand as a machinist in 1989 after 38 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and rattlesnake hunting. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Inez Bidlack and Helen Salsman; and four brothers, James, Anson and Louis Bidlack and his twin brother, Raymond Bidlack. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Alice at home; son, Robert C. Bidlack Jr. of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Lance Bentley of South Waverly; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Vickie Bidlack of Nichols, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Michael Bonning of Sayre and Emily and Norm Woodcock of Monroeton; daughter, Marilyn Bidlack of Troy and son and daughter-in-law, James and Becky Bidlack of Mississippi; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly Whipple of California and numerous nieces and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no viewing. Private memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens. Memorial donations can be made to Trout Unlimited, 803 Salisbury Road, Clarks Summit, Pa. or the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND E. BOWN, 82 of Estella, Forksville RD 1 died Nov. 11, 1982 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born July 15, 1900 in Elkland Township a son of the late George and Mary Caseman Bown. He was a life-time resident of Sullivan County and had been active as a farmer and in earlier years had been a coal miner and lastly, he had been employed by PennDOT as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1968. He was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, a member of the Sullivan Co. Fair Association, the Music Makers from Lincoln Falls and a director of Berachah Farm of Forksville RD. In July of 1982 he and his wife, Thelma McCarty Bown celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are R. Bruce of Jersey Shore, PA, Robert F. of Forksville and Gene L. of Columbia Cross Roads; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Homberg of Asbury, NJ and Mrs. Patricia Harrington of Casper, WY; one brother, Robert M. of Forksville; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Landis of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Sunday in the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James Leitzel, his pastor officiating. Interment was in the Forksville Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

BRENNAN –ELANOR B. WARNER of Edinger Hill, Laceyville, RD 2 died Saturday morning, July 13, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness. Born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 5, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Gertrude Dolan Brennan. She, her husband and two sons owned and operated the McCloe Pond Dairy Farm for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church at Wyalusing, the Indian Hill birthday Club, a past member of the Edninger Hill Ladies’ Aide and past president of the Laceyville PTA where she was a member for over 25 years. She is survived by her husband Harold W. Warner, to whom she had been married 39 years; sons, Leonard Warner and Donnie Warner, both of Laceyville; a son and his wife, Jay and Bonnie Warner of Wysox; daughters and Dorothy and Andy Ward of Harrisburg, Mary and Tim Knowles of Laceyville and also Betty Warner of Durham, N.C., as well as Cathy and Ann, both of Laceyville; a brother and his wife, Ambrose and Teresa Brennan of North Towanda; a sister and her husband, Anna and Charles Smith of Black (Towanda RD); three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Father Walter Plominski of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church officiating. Interment in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Memorials or contributions may be made to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

CHESTER A. BROWN, 89 a resident of Elkland Twp., Sullivan County died quietly July 13, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born on June 18, 1908 in Wheelerville, he was one of four children born to Liston and Annie (Stull) Brown. At the age of 16 he left school to work on the family farm as was often the custom. He also found employment among the many local sawmills which once thrived in the area. He served his country in the US Army during the years between the two great wars. Later he was employed by the Lock Haven Hospital, retiring in 1973. Mr. Brown and his wife, Dorothy relocated to Utrichville, OH. After Mrs. Brown’s passing in 1992, his failing health made it necessary for him to return to Elkland Twp. where his family could better care for him. He is survived by a sister, Nellie Heess, Shunk, RR 3; numerous nieces and nephews. Aside from his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Hiram in 1948; a sister, Mamie Randall in 1990. A graveside service was held July 16th at the Brown Cemetery in Shunk with the Rev. Matthew Pickering, pastor of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will follow immediately. Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel


CAMPBELL –DOROTHY AMELIA CAMPBELL CLEGG – On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 the Lord called home His beloved servant, Dorothy Amelia Campbell Clegg from her residence at Manor Care in Williamsport. She was 82 years of age. Born in Northfield, Atlantic County, N.J. on July 31, 1919, she was the daughter of William and Gertrude Bowen Campbell. Dorothy was a graduate of Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, N.J. During her school years she was courted by a young man named John E. Clegg and they were united in marriage on Jan. 21, 1938. Together they raised three sons. Dorothy had a deep abiding faith in the Lord, always striving to walk in His path. She was very much at home with the sights and sounds of the seashore, marveling at the Creator’s awesome handiwork. In the early 1980s after her husband retired, they moved to Florida. After John’s passing in 1992, Dorothy’s health deteriorated and she thought it best to move closer to her sons, all of whom had relocated to the Canton area. Her love for the Lord and love for her family were the two most important factors in her life. Dorothy is survived by her sons, John E. "Jack" (and Joan) Clegg, Robert (and Debbie) Clegg and Allen (and Betty Lou) Clegg, all of Canton; a sister, Velma Frendlick of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Elbert and Ralph Campbell. There will be a private viewing and service for family member at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Saturday with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Interment will be in Boca Raton, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review

CAMPBELL –ESTHER M. GAREY, 87 of Browns Lane, Owego, N.Y. formerly of Waites Road, Nichols, N.Y. died Monday morning, July 30, 2001 following a period of declining health. Born May 20, 1914 in Litchfield Township she was one of 10 children born to the late William T. and Ettie K. Smith Campbell. She attended school in Litchfield and graduated from Sayre High School. On Jan. 20, 1939 she married John Ford Garey. Together they owned and operated the family dairy farm on Waites Road for more than 30 years. Following the death of her husband, she resided at Long Meadow Apartments in Owego. She was a member of the Nichols and Apalachin senior citizens clubs and the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 1624, Nichols. She cherished the time spent with her family. She enjoyed reading and solving puzzles and volunteered many hours to the United Way and the American Cancer Society. She especially loved a New York Mets game. Many will fondly remember her delicious pies. She is survived by her loving family; daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and Dean Arnold of Towanda, Eloise "Ellie" Goodenough of Nichols, Beverly and Ronald Crawford of Smithboro, N.Y. and Ruth and Michael Shearer of Knoxville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Elton and Beatrice Garey of Lachute, Quebec; stepson, John Garey Jr. of El Reno, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1978, son, LeRoy in 1988, granddaughter, Deborah McKernan in 1995; sons-in-law, Blaine Sollick in 1981 and Robert Goodenough in 1986 and brothers and sisters, Herbert, Burt, Harry, Leon and Frank Campbell, Lena Cotton, Olive Lurcock, Ellen Featherson and Mazie Chilson. The family received friends on Aug. 1 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug 2 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brown Naik officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Owego Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Owego, N.Y. or a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

CAMPBELL –FLORENCE CAMPBELL RIDGEWAY, 91 of Spring Street, Newark Valley, N.Y. died on Feb. 6, 1992 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly where she has resided for the past two years. She was born on Oct. 30, 1990 in Towanda a daughter of Orson and Emma (Strope) Campbell. In her earlier years, Florence was a resident of the Towanda Wysox area. She has been a resident of Tioga County for the past 56 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Onyx Chapter No. 196, O.E.S. (45 years) and a former member of Gem Rebekah Lodge, Newark Valley. During World War II she was active in the organization, "War Moms." She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lames D. and Doris Ridgeway and daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and J. Richard Van Gorder, all of Newark Valley, N.Y.; a brother, Carlton Campbell of Berkshire and sisters, Lalia Vickery of Bodines and Emma Shiner of Newark Valley, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and their families, Matt Ridgeway and Roxanne Ridgeway, Jammie Gluza and John and Daniel Van Gorder, Mary Northrup and Julia Van Gorder, also seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James C. Ridgeway on Feb. 3, 1980; brothers, Edson and Wesley Campbell and a sister, Addie Frost. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the MacPherson Funeral home, Newark Valley with Rev. Lisa Jean Hoefner, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery. The family will receive their friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the MacPherson Funeral Home. Eastern Star Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday. Friends may direct memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 3520 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, N.Y. or to her church in memory of Florence C. Ridgeway. –Towanda Daily Review

FRANK W. CAMPBELL, 75 of Granville Summit RR 1 and Seneca, Pa. died early Wednesday morning, March 3, 1999 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and John Ritts in Granville summit surrounded by his loving family. Born Feb. 24, 1924 in Youngsville, Pa. he was a son of the late Frank and Minnie Russ Campbell. After attending welding school, Frank served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on board LST #3 which was the first ship to land on Hiroshima after the bombing. Following his completion of military service on Sept. 6, 1947 he married the former Delilah "Ellen" Watson in the Church of Christ, Titusville, Pa. Frank and Ellen then resided in Monarch Park where Frank worked the oil lease and ran the pressure plant. Later Frank was employed for Snyder Brothers Roofing in Oil City, Pa. for many years before starting his own company, Campbell Roofing Company, which he operated until his retirement. Frank enjoyed gardening, woodworking, tending to his honey-bee hives, watching and feeding all types of birds. Always trying to stay busy, Frank also was employed for several years by Hards Construction after retirement from his own business. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ellen Campbell; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and John Ritts of Granville Summit; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Connie Campbell of RD 1, Polk, Pa.; grandchildren, Kurt and Chrisy Ritts of Towanda RR 2; Colleen and Julie Ritts of Canton; Justin Campbell of Franklin, Pa.; Jeff and Andy Phillips of Polk; one great-granddaughter, Kalie Ritts of Towanda RR 2; brothers-in-law, Walter Zamanski and Charles Strain of the Oil City area and sisters-in-law, Grace Campbell of Warren, Pa., Betty Campbell and Shirley DeSanto of the Oil City/Franklin area. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Violet Campbell and Fern Strain; brothers, Ed and Bruce Campbell. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Morrison Funeral Home, 110 Petroleum St., Oil City, Pa. with the Rev. Charles Harper, pastor of the Seneca United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, Pa. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

Frank W. CAMPBELL, 75, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA and Seneca, PA died Wednesday, march 3, 1999 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and John Ritts in Granville Summit, PA.  Born February 24, 1924 in Youngsville, Pa, he was a son of the late Frank and Minnie Russ Campbell.  After attending welding school Frank served in the US Navy during WW II on board the first ship to land on Hiroshima after the bombing.  Frank and his wife, the former Delilah “Ellen” Watson, resided in Monarch Park where frank worked an oil lease and ran the pressure plant.  Later he was employed by a roofing company in Oil City before beginning his own business, Campbell Roofing Company which he operated until his retirement.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ellen Campbell; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and John Ritts of Granville Summit; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Connie Campbell of RR 1, Polk, PA; seven grand-children and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.  Funeral services were held March 7 at the Morrison Funeral Home in Oil City with the Rev. Charles Harper officiating and interment to be in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, PA.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  March 11, 1999

HOWARD W. ‘LEFTY’ CAMPBELL, 86 of 148 Eighth St., Renovo died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at the Bucktail Medical Center, South Renovo. He was born Oct. 12, 1917 in Ralston, the son of the late William A. and Anna Sara Van Horn. On June 16, 1937 he married his wife of 51 years, the former Rosemary Cohick who preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1989. He is survived by four daughters, Rita Thoman and her husband, Charles of Williamsport, Margaret Palmer and her husband, James Jr. of Renovo, Ann Marie Abbott and her husband, Doug of Petersborough, Ontario and Mary Beth Saar and her husband, Thomas of Williamsport; one son, Howard W. "Bill" Campbell Jr. and his wife, Karen of Montoursville; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Renovo with the Rev. Donald E. Boslett officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral home, Lock Haven. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CAMPBELL –JOANN Y. (CAMPBELL) BOWER, 50 of Blossburg, Pa. died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. JoAnn was the wife of Merlyn E. Bower. She was born on April 27, 1953 in Sayre a daughter of Harry P. and Eunice L. (Merrill) Campbell. JoAnn was an employee of ACP in Tioga, Pa. and had worked for several years for Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg as a machinist. JoAnn is survived by her husband; a son, Shane M. Bower at home, a stepson, Timothy Bower of Centerville, Mich., a step-grandson; five brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Campbell of New Mexico, Ralph and Bonnie Campbell of South Carolina, Lewis and Kathy Campbell of Litchfield, John and Olive Campbell of East Smithfield and Charles and Dixie Campbell of Litchfield; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Gilbert Martz of East Smithfield, Phyllis and Dale Kester of Nichols, N.Y., Elaine and Hiram Taylor of Nichols and Lucille (Larry Tull) Miller of Nichols and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Aug. 29 for noon to 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will be held immediately following the calling hour at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be directed for JoAnn’s son to First Citizens National Bank, Bower Educational Trust, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

MR. KENNETH H. CAMPBELL, SR., 73 of Canton RD 1 died Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 1976 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born in Shunk March 30, 1903 a son of Leon and Lula Wright Campbell. He was an attorney where he practiced many years ago in Baltimore, Md. His survivors are two sons, Kenneth H. Jr. and Burk, both of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Fordyce Campbell of Browns-Mills, N.J.; one niece and several cousins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ralph D. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Browns-Mills, NJ)

L. WAYNE CAMPBELL age 87 of RR No. 5 Box 74, Montrose, Pa. (Lawton) died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at the Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose, Pa. Born June 8, 1915 in Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Wayne was the son of the late Charles o. and Isabella Kinne Campbell. Wayne was a 1932 graduated of the Camptown High School. He worked on the family dairy farm in Homets Ferry with his brother, Henry until 1965. On June 16, 1962 Wayne married the former Lucille Sterling. In May 1965, Wayne and Lucille began operating Campbell’s Store in Lawton. Even after his retirement Wayne continued to work in the store daily until shortly before his death. Wayne enjoyed visiting with his friends and had a humorous story for every occasion. Wayne is survived by a daughter, Denise Campbell of Lawton; brothers, Henry L. Campbell of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa. and Charles M. Campbell of Columbus, GA. Also surviving Wayne are several nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved pets, Lucky and Maggie. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille in 1996 and his brother, Fred in 1994. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rush United Methodist Church with Pastors Larry and Nancy Russell of the Church and the Orwell Bible Church officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Radio Station W.P.E.L., PO Box 248, Montrose, Pa. or the Rush Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 5, Lawton, Pa. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

CAMPBELL –LALIA C. VICKERY, 87, Bodies died August 5, 1996 in Divine Providence Hospital. Born April 18, 1909 in Towanda she was the daughter of the late Orson and Emma Stroup Campbell. She was a housewife and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Canton, a member of Marsh Hill United Methodist Church. Surviving are: five daughters, Barbara J. Fowler, Pennsdale, Joyce L., Bodines and Connie M. Livingston, Deanna Whitford and Janice L. Zepka all of Williamsport; a brother, Carlton Campbell, Berkshire, NY; a sister, Emma Shiner, Newark Valley, NY; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Max B. Vickery in 1980. The funeral was held August 8 from the Maneval Funeral home, Williamsport with the Rev. Bruce D. Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Pennsdale Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

MARK M. CAMPBELL age 46 of Columbia St., Elmira, NY, died Sunday, August 22, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mark was born in Elmira, son of Aurella and Lawrence M. Campbell. Mark is survived by both of his parents; and his siblings, Catherine Manoogian of Hillsboro, NC, Lawrence L. Campbell (Joy Lockwood) of Elmira, David Campbell (Tina Alabbasi) of Austerlitz, NY, Raymond Campbell (Roberta Olson) of Elmira, Richard Campbell (Diane L. Whittenberger of Roxboro, NC, Priscilla Powell of Hillsboro, NC, Grace Goodwin (Laura Neal) of Elmira, Donald (Dorothy) Campbell of Elmira, Chris Campbell (Julie Grumert) of Elmira; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; close friend, William Brown. At Mark's request there will be no services held. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette

CAMPBELL –ROBERTA M. CAMPBELL WILCOX age 72 of Morris, Pa. and formerly of Canton died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. Roberta was the wife of the late William Edward Wilcox, who died on April 27, 2002. She was born on July 5, 1931 in Elmira Heights, N.Y. the daughter of Verne and Addie Teed Campbell. Roberta had bee an employee of the former Swayze Folding Box Co. for 29 years. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Morris. Roberta is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. and Lori Wilcox of Conway, S.C., Richard A. and Rosemarie Wilcox of New Waterford, Ohio and Larry G. and Tarry Wilcox of Canton; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl A. and Michael Dudinetz of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Joseph "Joe" Bohnart of Morris, Louise and Richard "Dick" Cohick of Morris, Margery and Stan Shabloski8 of Wellsboro and Nila and Leon Ross of Brookside, Pa. In addition to Roberta’s husband, a son, Baby Joe predeceased her in 1954. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Morris. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Lung Association, 7338 S. Main St., Scranton, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

ANDERSON CANIS – Funeral services for Anderson Canis, 79 of Barnesboro, Pa. who died Nov. 7, 1950 were held Friday Nov. 10 in the Long Funeral Home, Barnesboro. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, Hastings and Mrs. Genevieve Wiggins, Barnesboro, RD; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Rev. Vance Clark of the Hastings Methodist Church officiated and burial was in Union Cemetery, Hastings. –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN A. CARL – Word has been received in the area of the death of John (Art) Carl on Jan. 5, 1994. Mr. Carl was born in Detroit, Mich., son of Rawleigh and Suzie Carl. He is survived by his wife, Mille; two sons, Ronald and Richard; six grandchildren and a sister, Myrtle Coombs of Athens. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by sisters, Lucile Terry in 1986 and Marion Spaulding in 1986 and a brother, Wayne in 1990. –Towanda Daily Review

WARREN EDSON CARNRIGHT SR., 73, Old Town, FL, formerly of the Troy area died April 8, 1999. He was born August 28, 1926. Mr. Carnright worked as an iron worker for 37 years. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and served as an elder in several congregations. He and his wife, Joyce Carnright were married over 61 years. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 10, 1997. Mr. and Mrs. Carnright moved to Florida in 1986. Surviving are sons, David Carnright, Clarks Summit and Warren Carnright, Jr., Old Town; daughters, Marilyn Sine, Old Town, Anita Lesser, Old Town and Faye Cochran of Georgia; seven grandsons; eight granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; brother, Donald Carnright, Washington state; sisters, Wilma Schucker, Hazel Brooks, Virginia Carnright, Joyce Phippin and Connie Solomon, all of Pennsylvania. Memorial services were held April 23 in Towanda t the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brother Steve Chant presiding over the service. –Canton Independent Sentinel

RAYMOND E. CARNWRIGHT, 72 [SRGP 34058]of Greensboro, NC formerly of Columbia Cross Roads died February 6, 2001 after a brief illness. Born in Columbia Cross Roads he was the son of George C. Carnwright and Lillian (Cleveland). Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo (Eanes); son, Raymond Jr. (Cathy); daughters, Darlene (Alen) Suesil, Sheila (Jeff) Stout, stepson, Thomas (Elaine) Kelley; brother, Walter William (Marilyn) of California; 15 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and cousins. Mr. Carnwright was predeceased by his parents, son, George C. Carnwright; beloved daughter, Threasa Carnwright, brother, George Arthur; sisters, Julia (Horton-Daniels); Betty Kelley and Doris Carnwright. –Canton Independent Sentinel

ARTHUR CASE, Rockledge, FL husband of Sarah Kipp Case, formerly of New Albany died on Oct. 26, 1994. He is the son-in-law of Arthur Kipp and the late Dorothy Morgan Kipp. Mr. Case is survived by one son and his wife, Douglas and Cindy Case, and one daughter, Kimberly Case of Florida. –Canton Independent Sentinel

CASE –ISABELL CASE BOLT age 96 [SRGP 24366] of Sun City West, Ariz. died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 in Sun City, Ariz. She was born on Aug.12, 1905 in East Troy, Pa. a daughter of the late Gordon and Jennie Maynard Case. Isabell was the oldest charter member of the Palm West Community Church founded by her son-in-law. On Aug. 28, 1929 she married the Rev. Orey M. Bolt and American Baptist minister, who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1983. Together they served churches in the New York and Pennsylvania area for over 44 years. Isabell was also an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. She is survived by her daughters, Jennie E. "Betty" Baird of South Pasadena, Calif. and Janice E. (the Rev. William) Kearns of Sun City West; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marion Case of Troy and several nieces and nephews. Isabell was predeceased by her brother, Nelson Case. A private memorial service will be held at the Palm West Community Church in Sun City West. –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL ERNEST CASE, 84 died Friday, November 2, 2001 after being struck by a car on his daily walk to a diner in Wyckoff, NJ where he lived with his son, James Ernest Case, daughter-in-law Leanne Glasgow Case and two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth, 8 and Alexander Boone, 6. Paul worked more than 30 years with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. He loved sports, especially tennis, which he played seven days a week until a year and a half ago. He loved travel and adventure and had just returned from a trip to Costa Rica with his son and family, where he hiked through the tropical rain forest and flew through the treetops on a canopy tour of the Monteverde cloud forest in his own cable harness. Born January 19, 1917 in this city, he was a son of Ernest Morris and Elvena Neyhard Case. His first wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Sheadle died in 1965 and his second wife, the former Beverly White Geanacopolus died in 1996. Paul is also survived by his eldest son, Steven Paul Case, his daughter-in-law, Margaret Hecknauer Case; grandson, Jason Case and wife Nazanin of Fraktown, CO; a stepson, Peter Geanacopolous and two step-grandchildren, Peter and Philip Geanacopolous. Cremation will be private. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family and announced at a later date. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FLOYD G. CASEMAN, 82 of Jersey Shore RD 3, formerly of Shunk, Sullivan County died Wednesday, February 14, 1979 in the Williamsport City Hospital. He was born March 29, 1896 in Fox Twp., Sullivan County a son of George and Helen Wilcox Caseman. Mr. Caseman was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and a farmer in Shunk for over 50 years. He is survived by 81 descendants; five daughters, Mrs. Willard Brown of Erie, Mrs. Thomas Hoover of Dushore, Mrs. Raymond O’Brien of Cogan Station, Mrs. Donald Brown of Waterloo, N.Y., Mrs. Darwin Higley of Canton RD 3; three sons, Richard of Jersey Shore RD 3, Nelson of Columbia Cross Roads and Harold of Honeye, N.Y.; 34 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Mrs. Wilma Barker Hoose, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral home, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

COUCH –C. CLAIRE SHOCKLEY, 96, Canton RR 2 formerly of Huntingdon, PA died February 26, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born November 25, 1899 in McAlevy’s Fort, PA the daughter of the late John S. and Alice E. Hoffner Couch. Mrs. Shockley was a member of the Huntingdon Women of the Moose Lodge No. 220 since 1944; enjoyed crocheting and was a talented embroiderer. Surviving are; a daughter, Mabel E. Vroman with whom she resided for 10 years before residing at the Bradford County Manor; a son, John M. Wall, Baltimore, MD; a sister, Mildred Couch, Huntingdon, PA; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren 17 great-great-grandchildren ;many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry B. Wall and her second husband, William M. Shockley. A memorial service will be held at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, Huntingdon, PA at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral home, Canton. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Shockley’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel

DRESTE –CHRISTINE (DRESTE) SALOMONE of Fairport, NY formerly of Canton died September 19, 1992. Born in Canton, Mrs. Salomone was the daughter of Paul S. and Delight Watts Dreste. She left Canton after graduation, moving to Philadelphia and then to New York. Mrs. Salomone is survived by two sons, William Bolmer, California and Stephen of North Carolina; stepdaughter, Mrs. Herb (Mary) Moskovitz, Philadelphia; stepson, William (Carol) Salomone, Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren, Michael, David, Noah and Darren; one sister, Frances Kobbe, Canton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Norma, Fairport, Robert and Ruth, Farmington; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Fairport. Those wishing may contribute to the National Arthritis Foundation in Mrs. Salomone’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel

FETHERBAY –FLORENCE M. PARDOE, 92, lifetime resident of Elkland Township, Sullivan County died peacefully Monday morning, Feb. 26, 2001 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. Florence was born March 22, 1908 in Elkland Township a daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Higley) Fetherbay. Florence attended the Estella High School and graduated with the class of 1925. Shortly following graduation she married Harland Pardoe on May 11, 1926 in Millview, Pa. Harland preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1977 following 51 years of marriage. Throughout life Florence was a devoted mother and homemaker. She was a devout Christian and faithful member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Pardoe was active in the church’s missionary society and taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a life member of the Forksville Fair Association. In earlier years, Florence enjoyed boarding and preparing meals for deer hunters. She will be remembered for her many delicious and bountiful meals. Surviving are: two grandsons, Barry Bown of Rapid City, S.D. and Roy Bown of Dalton, Pa.; a granddaughter, Judith Peterson of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; four great-grandsons, Robert, Richard, Michael and Mark Peterson, all of Florida; a great-granddaughter, Kara Bown of South Dakota; a great-great-granddaughter, Abigail Peterson of Florida; the father of her grandchildren, Robert Bown of Forksville, Pa.; three sisters, Velma Kodak of Hillsgrove, Verna Fulmer of Wysox and Marion South of Hughesville, Pa.; a brother, Glenn Fetherbay of Ithaca, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Pardoe was predeceased by a son, Lynn in 1939; a daughter, Doris Bown in 1975 and four brothers, Earl, Harlan, Leon, Ralph and Gene Fetherbay. In maintaining with Mrs. Pardoe’s request there will be no viewing. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with its pastor, the Rev. Matthew Picketing officiating. Burial will follow at the Friends Cemetery, Elkland Township. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish to may direct memorial contributions to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, c/o RR 1, Box 1011, Forksville, Pa. in Mrs. Pardoe’s memory. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review

FITZWATER –MRS. IRMA E. FITZWATER CAMPBELL – Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Irma E. Fitzwater Campbell, 48 of 1215 West Mountain Avenue, South Williamsport, who died Friday, Dec. 17, 19711 in Williamsport Hospital. Mrs. Campbell, the wife of Lewis J. Campbell was born Oct. 12, 1923 in Canton. She was a member of South Williamsport United Methodist Church. Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Cindy Lou at home and Mrs. William Tufts of South Williamsport; a son, David at home; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Crandle Fitzwater and a sister, Miss Marjorie Fitzwater, both of Canton. Services will be held in the Noll funeral home, South Williamsport with the Rev. Charles E. Snyder, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

GEARHART –MRS. THELMA G. SNYDER age 57 of Roaring Branch, wife of William J. Snyder died early Monday evening, Sept. 4, 1978 after an extended illness. She was born in Kelly Cross Roads, Pa. near Milton on June 1, 1921 a daughter of Clayton and Alice Marks Gearhart. She and her husband owned and operated the Midway Restaurant and Truck Stop at Roaring Branch. She was a member of the Windfield Baptist Church, Windfield and a member of the Canton WOTM. Mrs. Snyder and her husband celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Dec. 25. In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Kay Lyvonne) Wesneski of Canton RD 2; one son, William Barry Snyder of Muskegon, Mich.; five grandsons; her mother, Mrs. Alice Gearhart of Milton; several uncles. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. James Gilliam, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Williamsport officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Milton. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GLEOCKLER –AGNES BAUMUNK of Forksville RD died on Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa. following an illness. She was born on Jan. 14, 1910 in Elkland Twp. the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Hugo Gleockler. On Sept. 9, 1987 Agnes lost her husband of 58 years, the late Harlon Baumunk. Mrs. Baumunk is survived by; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. June Hatton of Binghamton, N.Y., Ms. Doris Baumunk of Forksville, Pa. and Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Mary) Robbins of Milton, Pa.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mr. Raymond Baumunk of Monroeton, Pa. and Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Linda Baumunk of Forksville; 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Agnes is predeceased by two sisters, Julia and Mamie; a brother, Elmer and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. David Hart officiating. Interment will follow in the Forksville Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home on Monday evening from 7 until 9 and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

GOODWIN –FREIDA R. GOODWIN TILLINGHAST age 86 of Keuka Park, N.Y. died on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan, N.Y. She was born in Rummerfield on Oct. 6, 1914 the daughter of the late Frank E. Nella Jane (Watt) Goodwin. On March 9, 1940, Freida married Frederick E. Tillinghast who died on Sept. 14, 1996. She was employed as a medical secretary for several hospitals, including Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. and Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y. and retired from Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y. in 1974. Freida and her husband were also the owners and operators of Skyline Vineyards in Keuka Park, N.Y. from 1958 until 1996. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport, N.Y. Freida enjoyed collecting antiques. She is survived by her daughter, Carole A. (James) Kilgore of Keuka Park, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Freida was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport, N.Y. with her pastor, Father Herbert B. Tietjen officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2001 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy from 6 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Branchport Cemetery, Branchport, N.Y. The family suggests memorial contributions in Freida’s name be directed to Ontario Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review

HALL –MARY RUTH WATTS, 84 a resident of ManorCare Health Services died there Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998. She taught 10 years in the Canton School District and also in the Sayre, Chambersburg and Black Creek Township school districts. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1932 and Penn State University in 1936. She was a member of Williamsport Senior Citizens. Born March 23, 1914 in Hazleton she was a daughter of William G. Sr. and Anne Eva Tippert Hall. Surviving are two sons, William W. of Herndon, Va. and Murray D. Jr. of Sterling, Va.; a brother, William G. Hall Jr. of League City, Texas; two sisters, Jane Looney of Canton and Ann Morse of Pen Yan, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Lisa Marie and a grandson, Murray D. III. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. with the Rev. Richard A. Clark of Newberry United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. –Williamsport-Sun Gazette

HOUSE –KATHRYN E. (HOUSE) WOLFE died surrounded by her living family on Feb. 20, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Kay was born May 31, 1921 in Wheeler, N.Y. the daughter of the late Claude and Harriet (Sprauge) House. She married Howard E. Wolfe on Oct. 26, 1974 at the Burlington Methodist Church. Kay was a member of the Rebecca’s of Troy and Mosherville and the Civil Air Patrol. She was employed by the Bradford County Manor for 13 years. Kay enjoyed gardening and cooking and loved caring for her Cairin Terries. She is survived by her husband Howard Wolfe and her children; Harold R. (Cecelia) Horton of Marysville, CA, Carol Vanhorn of Seffner, Fla.; James (Sandy) Horton of Mineral Wells, Tx., Tom (Kathleen) Horton of Middletown, Pa., Walter Wolfe and special friend Elaine Frey of Troy, Nelson (Susan) Wolfe of Ulster, Gary (Marty) Wolfe of Ulster; daughter-in-law, Betty Wolfe of Ulster; five grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren. Her brothers, Steuart and Nile House and step-son, Daniel Wolfe preceded Kay in death. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 from 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating. Memorials in Kay’s name may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR4, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES THOMAS HOOVER, 68 of New Albany, Pa. died on Friday, May 31 1996 at his home. Tom was born in Scranton, Pa. on Aug. 2, 1927 the son of the late William H. and Virginia Caroline Palmer Hoover. Tom’s family moved to Lopez and he began working for the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez. He married Eva G. Caseman of Shunk, Pa. on Dec. 27, 1952. Eva predeceased him on Dec. 16, 1995. Tom worked for many years for the Stabler Construction Company of Harrisburg, Pa. and later worked for the former Endicott-Johnson Mfg. Co. of Mildred from which he retired. Tom was an avid fisherman. Tom and Eva lived in Lopez most of their lives. They moved to Dushore for several years and have lived in New Albany for the past five years. Tom was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore. Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. Hoover, Durell, Garry T. and Terri Hoover and Floyd W. and Connie Hoover, Dushore, Bryan J. and Sally Hoover, Marietta; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and James Magee, New Albany, Rose and Gene Burgess, Burlington, Reah and Larry Goulding, Hummelstown, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Louise and Victor Stavisky, Verona, N.J., Emily Benjamin and Tina and Joseph Tabor, Lopez, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call on Monday, June 3, 1996 at the P. Dean Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials can be directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 1016, Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD L. KASEMAN, 75 died July 15, 1994 at the Williamsport Home where he had been a resident since June 24. Born Nov. 1, 1918 in Wheelerville, Sullivan County, he was a son of Edward W. and Amy McKay Kaseman. He and his wife, the former Jessie Higgs observed their 36th wedding anniversary April 12. He retired in 1982 from the former Lycoming Printing Co. after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Lycoming County Historical Society, Friends of the James V. Brown Library, the Lycoming County SPCA, AARP and Senior Citizens of Montoursville. He was an Elder Emeritus of the First Church of Christ-Disciples and a volunteer at Williamsport Hospital, North Central Sight Services and the Lifecenter at the Lycoming Mall. He was also a railroad freight handler and a newspaper reporter in Jersey Shore. Mr. Kaseman served in the army in WWII stationed in Portland, OR with the Topographical engineers making maps of the west coast for our defense and the Alican Highway, and then went to the Philippines. He was a 1940 graduate of Canton High School and was an avid photographer. He wrote the book Story of the Susquehanna and New York, first published in 1941. The book was revised in 1968 with a final printing in 1979. Surviving besides his wife are a brother, Paul W. Kaseman, Lancaster, a sister, Edoise Eyer, Montoursville; two nieces, Joan Davison, Canton and Lucinda Santiago, Lancaster; two nephews, Tom McCracken, Roaring Branch and Paul Kaseman, Jr., Lancaster, nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews and fifteen great-grand-nieces and –nephews. The funeral service was held July 18 at Spitler’s, Montoursville with the Rev. John N. Mostoller a retired minister officiating. Burial was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR2. –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN R. KNELLER, 69 of San Angelo, Texas died Wednesday, March 12, 1997 in Portland, Ore. Mr. Kneller was born on April 5, 1927 in Sullivan County. On March 6, 1945 Mr. Kneller married the late Caroline Wilcox. He was a Prudential insurance agent for many years. Mr. Kneller was a member of the Central Faith Baptist Church, San Angelo and was an elder. Mr. Kneller lived in the Portland, Ore. Area from 1978 until 1992 and then moved to San Angelo, Texas. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-laws; Shirley and Stephen Isaac of Tucson, Ariz., Margene and Dane Shaffer of San Angelo, Texas; daughters, Margaret Kneller and Patsy Kneller, both of San Angelo, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Mike J. and Lois Kneller of Brush Prairie, Wash.; sons, Luke M. Kneller of Vancouver, Wash. and Leland Kneller of Troy; sisters, Madeline King and Louise Hitchcock, both of Wysox and Delores Hitchcock of Malvern, Pa.; seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday at Sacred Heart Church, Battle Ground, Wash. Memorials may be directed to the Central Faith Baptist Church, 2460 Jomar, San Angelo, Texas or the American Heart Assoc., 234 W. Beauregard, San Angelo, Texas. –Towanda Daily Review

KUNZMAN –LORENE S. EMERY, Troy RR 3 formerly of Athens died Thursday, May 13, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. Born in Burlington Township Nov. 18, 1894, the daughter of Charles and Bessie Hall Kunzman. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Camp Dix, N.J. during World War I. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Athens. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Duane and Norlene Hunter of Athens. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Paul Barrett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Jacobstown Cemetery, Jacobstown, N.J. –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD M. MARBAKER, 62 of Box 140, Montrose RR 4 (Retta), died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 1995 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Mr. Marbaker was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County the son of Ruth Vroman Marbaker of Johnson City, N.Y. and the late Raymond Marbaker. He was a dairy farmer in Retta, Pa. for the last 31 years. Mr. Marbaker was a member of the Retta United Methodist Church and also the Retta Men’s Club. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Audrey Knickerbocker; a daughter and her husband, Marie and Steven Smith of Retta, Pa. and a son and his wife, Alan and Carol Marbaker also of Retta, Pa.; four sisters, Bernice Swindler of Johnson City, N.Y., Mildred Hague of Johnson City, N.Y., Ruth Chapman of Binghamton, N.Y. and June Bonczek also of Binghamton; also five brothers, Clifton Marbaker of Retta, Pa., Morton Marbaker of Conklin, N.Y., Lee Marbaker of Tunkhannock, Clarence Marbaker of Retta, Pa. and Aubrey Marbaker of Binghamton; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 1995 at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler of the Retta United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Retta Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Meshoppen on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a memorial fund in Mr. Marbaker’s memory in care of Mrs. Audrey Marbaker, RR 4, Box 140, Montrose, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD L. MERRICK SR. of Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville, N.Y. died Saturday, Oct. 15, 1994 at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, N.Y. He was born May 7, 1935 in LeRoy, the son of Lester and Halilah Tillotson Merrick. In 1979 Mr. Merrick retired from the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corps in Lockport, N.Y. as a mold injection operator after 14 years of service. A resident of Ransomville since 1959, he was a member of the Ransomville United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 584 in Lewiston, and the American Legion in Canisteo, N.Y. Mr. Merrick is survived by his wife, Ruth Collister Merrick of Ransomville; five sons, Donald "Rusty" Merrick Jr. of Ransomville, Harold Merrick of West Brookfield, Mass., Richard Merrick of Weatherford, Texas, Robert Merrick of North Tonawanda, N.Y. and Lester Merrick of Wilson, N.Y.; three daughters, Sheila Merrick, Patricia Robins and Nancy Merrick all of Ransomville; a brother, William Merrick of Covington, Pa. and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ransomville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jacob Denny and the Rev. Frank McLaughlin officiating. –Towanda Daily Review

MERRILL –EUNICE L. CAMPBELL, 82 of Litchfield and most recently a resident of Sayre House died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. Eunice was born on July 30, 1918 in Litchfield, a daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Lewis) Merrill. She attended school in Litchfield and Rome and was a graduate of Athens High School in 1936. On September 14, 1936 she married Harry P. Campbell and together they made Litchfield their home. For many years Eunice and Harry owned and operated a family farm in Litchfield. She was a devoted member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church where she participated in several of the ladies organizations. Eunice was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great-grandmother. Her family will treasure the many family gatherings for dinners and the love she showed them all. Eunice is survived by her children; Marilyn and her husband, Gilbert Martz of E. Smithfield; James A. and his wife, Nancy Campbell of New Mexico, Ralph E. and his wife, Bonnie Campbell of S. Carolina, Phyllis and her husband, Dale Kester of Nichols, N.Y., Lewis E. and his wife Cathy Campbell of Litchfield, John T. and his wife, Olive Campbell of E. Smithfield, Charles H. and his wife, Dixie Campbell of Litchfield, H. Elaine and her husband, Hiram Taylor, Jr. of Nichols, N.Y.; Jo Ann Y. and Merlyn bower of Blossburg, Pa., Lucille E. Miller and Larry Tull of Nichols, N.Y.; her brother and sister-in-law, William and Marge Merrill of Litchfield, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Howard Wiles of Athens; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Jane Merrill, Esther Garey, Delphine Campbell, Leatha Boughton, Carlton Chilson and Carlos Featherson; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. She was also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eunice was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Helen Merrill; her husband, Harry P. Campbell on March 1, 1982; a granddaughter, Wanda Jean Kester; a grandson, Campbell; brother, George Merrill; son-in-law, John Freeman. Funeral services and a celebration of Eunice’s life will be held on Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with her pastor the Rev. Richard H. Schuster officiating. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the chapel. The family will provide flowers and kindly ask that memorials contributions be directed to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 99, Sayre, PA of the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 336, Nichols, N.Y. in loving memory of Eunice L. Campbell. –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE C. MORRIS, 89, Troy died April 4, 1991 in the Troy Community Hospital. He was born March 18, 1893 at Williamsport a son of Warden M. Morris and May Courson Morris. Mr. Morris received his B.S. degree from Penn State University in 1917 majoring in dairy science, was a member of the Penn State football team from 1913 to 1917 and preceding his death was Penn State’s oldest living football player. During his senior year, he was elected to the Lion’s Paw Honor Society and was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. While working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Milk Sanitation, he served as secretary-treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Sanitarians and Inspectors. In 1935 he moved to Troy and founded the company, Troy Dairy Farms which he directed until his retirement in 1958. Mr. Morris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 305 F. & A.M., the Williamsport Consistory and the Troy Rotary Club. He was a director emeritus of the First Bank of Troy, a member of the Armenia Debating Society, the Elmira City Club, Eagles Mere Country Club and the Wheel Inn Club. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Franklin Holmes, Canton; son and daughter-in-law, W. Thomas and Dixie Morris, Troy and a son, G. Richard Morris, Troy; four grandchildren, Robert Childs, Anna A. Palmer, Joan D. Theodorakos and Jill F. Johnson; six great-grandchildren. Mr. Morris was predeceased by his wife, Grace Thomas Morris; two brothers, Dr. Thomas Morris and J. Weymouth Morris. A private funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. K. Rahamata Khan officiating. Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital. –Canton Independent Sentinel

MURPHY –JOYCE K. WILCOX, 59, Avis, died July 19, 1999 at Jersey Shore Hospital after an extended illness. Born September 9, 1939 at Latrobe, she was the daughter of Clyde and Edna Lents Murphy. She formerly was employed at Cobblers and as a seamstress. She attended Pine Street United Methodist Church and was a member of the Women of the Moose. Surviving are a companion, Robert Lovell; sons, Mark R. Wilcox and Bradley S. Wilcox, both of Rocky Mount, NC; daughters, Nancy Scudder, Montoursville, PA and Brenda K. Hartford, Alba, PA; brothers , Clyde Murphy, Milford, Albert Murphy and William Murphy, both of Greensburg; sister, Marilyn Stence, Los Angeles and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Pine Street United Methodist Church July 22 with the Rev. Richard Hinkleman, associate pastor officiating. Burial was in Twin Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were handled by Spitler’s, Montoursville, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

HAROLD N. ‘HECKY’ NEWCOMER – On the afternoon of Thursday, March 28, 2002 Roaring Branch resident Harold Norman Newcomer died quietly at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He was 19 years of age. Born in Wellsboro, Pa. on June 24, 1982 he was the son of Harold Norman and Beverly (Smith) Newcomer Woodward. Know to family and friends as "Little Heckle" or "Hecky," he was one of God’s special children. A warm, friendly lad with a cheerful smile, he could brighten the gloomiest day merely with his presence. Hecky was proud to be a working man, having a sense of purpose and doing good for others. He was employed by the Cooper Tree Shop in Troy as well as the Troy Middle School where he worked in the cafeteria. He enjoyed all manner of sports, particularly wrestling and basketball, in which he sometimes participated. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR races being a big fan of both Gordon and Earnhardt. Hecky was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburg Steelers. He also enjoyed bike riding and the Power Rangers. During his all-too-brief time here on earth Hecky touched the hearts and brighten the lives of all with whom he came in contact. Hecky is survived by his parents, Harold and Beverly Woodward; brothers, Harold Herbert (and Carline) Woodward of Mississippi, Douglas and (Danielle) Woodward and Norman Woodward of Elmira, N.Y., Edward Woodward of Rochester, N.Y., Larry (and Jo) Woodward of Buffalo and Michael Woodward of Rochester; sisters, Connie Jones of Elmira, Sally Newcomer, Carleen Newcomer, Sherry and Joe Engel, all of roaring Branch and Bethann and Donald Donato of Williamsport; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Jones of Elmira; grandfather, Arthur Smith of Shunk; an aunt, Deborah Williams of Williamsport. A celebration of Hecky’s life and a service of committal will be held on Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating. There will be a viewing Monday from 10 to 11 at the church. In accordance with the wishes of the family the interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, P.O. Box 300, Danville, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. of Canton. –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD D. O’CONNOR went to be with our Lord on May 19, 2000 in Rochester, N.Y. He was born Nov. 27, 1931, son of Erma Wilcox O’Connor and Richard D. O’Connor. Dick or "Red" to his friends attended the East Smithfield and Athens schools. He left school to join the Air Force at 17 with a consent from his parents. He was determined to serve his country. While in the Air Force he completed his education, served at several U.S. bases and then entered the Korean Conflict. After his discharge in 1952 he began a career as a tool and dye maker. He worked for several large companies in New York state and California. He was forced to retire from Rochester Products due to Parkinson’s disease in 1992. Dick loved his fellow man, his country, his Irish heritage, but most of all his devoted family, who cared for him until he became totally incapacitated. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet Zurn O’Connor; daughter, Michelle Hart and her fiancé, Donald Kniff; son, Richard D. O’Connor; twin grandsons, Adam and William Hart; sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite O’Connor and Dale Norton; brother, William O’Connor, nieces and nephews-in-law, Kathleen M. and Benjamin Hillyard and Debra O’Connor and William Chidester; nephew, Patrick O’Connor and sister-in-law, Mary M. O’Connor. He is predeceased by his children Janeanetta, Kimberly and Christopher O’Connor; mother, Erma W. O’Connor; father, Richard F. O’Connor and brother, Robert D. O’Connor. Richard was laid to rest on Tuesday, May 23, 2000 in Rochester, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review

ALBERT W. OVERACKER SR. age 86 of 341 Easy Street, Horseheads, NY died December 5, 2001 at Corning Community Hospital. Albert was born in Springfield, PA the son of the late George and Minerva (Wilcox) Overacker. Albert retired from General Electric after 40 years of service as a Machinist. His favorite pastimes were bowling, fishing and playing cards. He and Geraldine loved to spend their winters at their home in Cape Coral, FL. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Geraldine; sons, Albert (Mary Ann) Overacker Jr. of Rochester, NY and John (Pam) Overacker of Horseheads, NY; brother, Rex (Joyce) Overacker of Hartsville, AL; sisters, Helen Gates of Springfield, PA and Marie Shell of Paxinos, PA; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be private for the family and interment will be at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette

REX OVERACKER, 77 of Hartselle, Ala., died Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Cullman Regional Medical Center, Alabama. Mr. Overacker was born Sept. 10, 1924 in Big Pond the son of George and Minerva Wilcox Overacker. In 1988, Rex was the first retiree of General Electric in Decatur, Ala. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid gardener. Mr. Overacker is survived by his wife, Joyce with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage; two sons, Gary Overacker of Fairport, N.Y. and James Overacker of Troy, N.Y.; one daughter, Carolan Long of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Gates of Estella and Marie Shell of Paxinos, Pa.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN J. OLMSTEAD, 23 of Athens RR 1 was killed early Sunday morning, September 9, 1984 as a result of a motorcycle accident on the Sayre-Nichols Road. He was born June 27, 1961 the son of Frank J. Olmstead and Patricia Ann Waltman Collins. Mr. Olmstead attended Athens Schools and was employed as a logging contractor with his dad. In addition to his parents he is also survived by his brothers, Frank J. Olmstead Jr. of Omaha, Neb., Shawn J. Olmstead and Thomas J. Olmstead, both of Waverly; a stepbrother, Michael A. Collins of Athens; two loved ones, Robin and Heather Hatch of Athens; several nieces and nephews; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Olmstead of Nichols, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gregory of Sayre; stepmother, Patricia Olmstead of Waverly; and stepfather, James Collins of Athens. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. H. James Shillabeer of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols, N.Y. Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review

PICKETT –MRS. LUCY L. WHIPPLE, 85 of 229 E. Main St., Laceyville died at Tyler Memorial Hospital Tunkhannock, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001. She was born June 12, 1916 in Laceyville the daughter of the late R. Bruce and Lydia Thompson Pickett. Mrs. Whipple was the wife of the late Carl Whipple, who died July 22, 1978. Lucy was a 1934 graduate of Laceyville High School. She later graduated from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in the obstetrics department at Tyler Memorial Hospital for over 25 years, retiring in 1981. She was a very active member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville where she served for many years as the cradle-roll superintendent. She was also one of the founders of the Laceyville Ambulance Association and was an active member and attendant of the ambulance, until her ill health forced her to step down. In her spare time she enjoyed a large garden and outdoor sports, including hunting, trapping and fishing. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Whipple of Laceyville; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Sarah Whipple of Laceyville; two grandchildren, Daniel and Lydia Whipple of Laceyville; two sisters-in-law, Joan Cogswell Pickett and Ruth Inman Pickett, both of Laceyville and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Pickett Parry and Mildred (Johnnie) Pickett Grow and three brothers, R. Bruce Pickett Jr., William Pickett and Edward Pickett. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 from the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville with the Rev. Vic Millard of the church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to Lucy’s favorite charity, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., P.O. Box 4375, Harrisburg, Pa. or the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

PORTER –ELOISE LOUISE WOOD, 66 of Bel Air, MD died un York Hospital, York, PA February 5, 1995. Bon in Canton she was the daughter of the late Frederick Bly Porter and the late Rose Kelly Porter. She was the wife of the late James McCoy Wood and was employed by Glen Eagles where she worked as a seamstress. Mrs. Wood is survived by her step-mother, Margaret Klump, Ulster, PA; five sons, James McCoy Wood, Jr., Carman Douglas Wood, Roanoke, VA, Frederick Handen Wood, Joppatowne, MD, Rodney Berry Wood, Roanoke, VA, Alan LaRue Welch, Bel Air, MD; two daughters, Deborah Kay Bobbitt, Sparta, NC, Karen Renee Meadows, Havre de Grace, MD; one sister, Doris Reigle, Lock Haven, PA and 14 grandchildren. Services will be held at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD Feb. 9 with Rev. Joseph Davis officiating. Interment will be in Bel Air memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Pallbearers were: Rich Porter, Randy Grenninger, Marvin Hadel, Eugene Gibson, Danny Atwell and Roger Atwell. –Canton Independent Sentinel

XAVIER E. PRUNERA, 78 OF Troy died September 5, 2004 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y. Born October 6, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph and Maria Prunera. He is survived by Cecillia, his wife of 57 years, one son, Tom and his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Na and her husband, Jay and Michelle and her husband, Pete; six grandchildren, Michelle, Kristin, Ben, Joe, Jeff and Matt, an intimate family friend, Pat Ward. "Mr. P," as he was known to the American Silk Label (ASL) family, led the Troy plant to be one of the company’s most prosperous over 26 years and developed lasting friendships in the process. After retiring from ASL he did consulting work for F.G. Montabert in Midland Park, NJ for 4 years. Xavier served in the US Marine Corps during World War II in the First Marine Air Wing. Over the years he was installed as a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus in New Jersey and after his retirement, he served six years as the President of the volunteers at the Bradford County Manor Nursing Home. Xavier served as a lector around Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira and administered the Eucharist as well as provided comfort services to patients at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center and Chemung County Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be provided by McInery Funeral home in Elmira. Viewing will be Thursday, September 9 from 9 and to 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Church Street, Elmira. Please send donation to Samaritan Center, 480 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel

RAPLEE –MARY ANN VROMAN, 66, Rapid City, SD died March 31, 2001 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, SD. Survivors included her husband Gerald Vroman, Rapid City; sons, Mark Green, Canton, PA, Tim Green, Yorktown, VA; daughter, Linda Alziebler, Ellsworth Air Force Base; sisters, Esther Boinski, Fort Worth, TX, Beatrice Mattocks, Tennessee; seven grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City. –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN J. REPHSER of Second St., Laceyville died suddenly Sunday afternoon, April 21, 1985. He was born in Laceyville on January 28, 1905 the son of the late Edward and Helen Carr Repsher. Mr. Repsher was a mechanic and worked at various garages throughout Laceyville. He later worked for the Bendix Corporation of South Montrose for four years and then was employed by the Cornell Manufacturing Company of Laceyville for 13 years until his retirement in 1969. For the past 16 years, he operated a fix-it shop at his home in Laceyville. He was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and attended the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville. He was also a member of the Laceyville Goodwill Fire Company and its fire police. Mr. Rephser was also elected the first mayor of Laceyville in the late 1950’s. Surviving are his wife, the former Amy Whipple to whom he had been married to for the past 52 years; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Crisman of Binghamton, N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Monaco of Springfield, Virginia; two sons, Captain Boyd Repsher of San Diego, California and now stationed in Washington, D.C. and David of Elmira, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was a brother, Harry Repsher who died in 1977. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Interment will be at the Lacey St. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

ROLISON –CHERYL LYNN STOLLDORF, 47, of Cary, N.C., passed from death to life on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Wake Medical Center. Raised in Pennsylvania, Cheryl trusted in Christ at a young age. She attended Penn State University, where she met and married Dan Stolldorf. They had three children. In all circumstances, her life was marked by tireless service and loving devotion to her family, her church and her Lord. She is survived by her husband of 26 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Vance Whitaker; her son, A.J. Stolldorf; her daughter, Allison Stolldorf; her grandson, Isaac Whitaker; her parents, Charles and Arlene Rolison, and her sisters, Leslie Troisi, Ellen Fox, Denise Packard and Jennifer Rolison. A visitation was held at Apex Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 10. The funeral was held Monday at King's Park International Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the persecuted church through the Voice of the Martyrs at 1-800-747-0085.

WALTER B. ROOF, 77 of Wyalusing RR3, Herrick Township died Friday evening, March 26, 2004 at the Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Born at home in Herrick Township on June 5, 1926 he was a son of the late Roy Roof and Mabel Welles Roof. Walter resided his entire life along with his mother on the family farm which he operated for many years. He also served as a DHIA Supervisor for over 30 years. Walter was a member of the Orwell Grange until its closure and then transferred his membership to the Wesauking Grange where he was active for many years. Walter also enjoyed working at the firemen’s dinners in Herrickville for many years. Surviving are: his brother and sister-in-law, Levi and Frances Roof of Rome RR1, a special great-nephew, Michael Dull and his family of Wyalusing RR3; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Baker, Carrie Bailey and Iva Dull and a brother, Ralph R. Roof. In honor of Walter’s request funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Herrickville Fire Department in care of Marjorie Hitchcock, RR3 Box 235, Wyalusing, Pa. or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, RR1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. in Walter B. Roof’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

MAX H. RUSSICK, 68 of Rush, Pa. died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at his residence. Born October 27, 1935 in Limehill, Bradford County, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Ruth H. Russick. In August he would have been married 43 years to Betty Lou (nee Stanton). He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and was employed by Union Local #542, Wilkes-Barre as a heavy equipment operator. He was husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many and enjoyed hunting, fishing, puttering with his personal backhoe and watching his grandchildren play sports. In addition to his wife, surviving are: four daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Richard Salsman of Meshoppen, Gaylene and Mark Mowery Dodge of Meshoppen, Penny and Kevin Stockholm of Montrose, Dixie Casselbury and John Krieg of Meshoppen; one son and daughter-in-law, Max & Karen Russick, Jr. of Montrose; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Benjamin of Wyalusing and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Jack Russick and a granddaughter, Brandi Johnson Stockholm. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Barton-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent funeral home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

BRETT ALLYN SCHRADER, 30 of Tunkhannock died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 the victim of an auto accident on state Route 6 in Tuscarora Township in Bradford County. Brett was born Jan. 6, 1974 in Towanda, a son of William L. Schrader Jr. of West Franklin and Brenda L. Haight McClintic of Towanda. Brett graduated from Towanda High School and received an associate’s degree from Keystone College. He was employed at Procter & Gamble as a technician at the Mehoopany plant for the past five years. Brett enjoyed playing pool and spending time with his family. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Peggy Monsey at home; two daughters, Stefiny Thomas of Durell and Alexis Rae Schrader of Meshoppen; a son, Nathan Allyn Schrader of Meshoppen; his step-father, William M. McClintic of Towanda; his step-brother, Michael McClintic of Gillett; his paternal grandmother, Ada Schrader of Monroeton; aunts, uncles, cousins, two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. the Harding Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with the Rev. David Stuckey, pastor of the Community Bible Church of Tunkhannock, officiating. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Brett’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

Karl Adrien SCOTT
Sayre Borough: Learning the fate of a brother; Siblings discover whereabouts of brother they haven't seen in 60 years through Times article
By WARREN HOWELER Times Managing Editor Sayre Morning Times Newspaper  March 1, 2007
     Dane Scott and his younger sister, Delores Leslie, have not seen their brother, Karl Adrien Scott, in 60 years.
In fact, after the Scotts' mother died in 1991, Dane Scott's attorney made an extensive search for Karl but was unsuccessful.
“We thought he (Karl) had died a long time ago, and thus no verifiable records could be found,” said Dane Scott, who currently resides in Mesa, Arizona. But now Dane Scott has found closure through an article that appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Morning Times.
In that article the Times reported that officials from the Summit County, Ohio Medical Examiner's Office were looking for relatives of a former Sayre man who died due to natural causes on Feb. 14. David Turney, a forensic investigator with that office, explained that the office was holding the body of 71-year-old Karl Adrien Scott, who was born in Sayre on July 5, 1935. That article piqued the attention of Bob and Ruby Springer from Waverly, according to Dane Scott, who is a longtime friend of the couple. “(The Springers) thought there might be a connection since he (Bob Springer) knew my mother's name was Florence, and (he) called and followed up with an e-mail,” said Dane Scott. Scott, after seeing a copy of the Morning Times article that was provided by the Springers, contacted Turney and discovered the fate of his brother. The odds of this are truly astronomical, that we could at this time in our lives learn about the life of our brother,” said Dane Scott. He noted that when Karl was a very young child, he would climb on a piano bench and play like he had been schooled for years “when, in fact, he never had a lesson.Most remarkable was that he (Karl) was born with only two very small nubs for fingers on his left hand, and yet he could play so well,” said Dane Scott. “When he was 10 or 12 years old, he sometimes played the organ at the Waverly movie theater before the movie. He was given this privilege because of his talents. Turney said Thursday that arrangements are currently being made to handle Scott's funeral. Turney said the Salvation Army in Akron will hold a graveside service for Scott in the coming weeks in the Oakwood Cemetery, located in the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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