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CARL E. SOUTHARD age 52, of 4022A Smith Rd., Cameron Mills, NY, died August 22, 2003, at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY. He was born August 15, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA the son of Arleigh and Myrtle Gleason Southard. He owned and operated C & S Used Cars in Cameron Mills, NY. He is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Matt Southard of Lawrenceville, PA, C.J. Simmons of NY, Travis Southard of Cameron Mills, NY; daughters, Carla Colvin of Knoxville, PA, Danielle Simmons of Cameron Mills, NY; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Charles Southard of Elkland, PA, Richard Southard of Lawrenceville, PA, Earl Southard of Tioga, PA, Everett Southard of Lawrenceville, PA, Ronald Southard of Middlebury Center, PA, Lewie Southard of Elkland, PA, Robert Southard of Middlebury Center, PA; sisters, Mildred Stone of Tioga, PA, Janet Southard of Middlebury Center, PA, Anna Kline of Elkland, PA, June Sherman of Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harold and Doris Hand of Cameron Mills, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Deb and Jeff Simmons of Elkland, PA, Louie and Twila Hand of Hornell, NY, Anna and Kevin Preston of Bath, NY, Lisa and Caleb Converse of Canisteo, NY, Linda Hand of Cameron Mills, NY, Donald and Mindy Hand of Osceola, PA, Duner and Heidi Hand of Cameron Mills, NY. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ernie and Carl. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted Monday, August 25, 2003, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA at 2:00 p.m. Theodore Carr will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses. –Elmira Star Gazette

CARL R. STETTLER SR., 71 of Canton died August 9, 2001 at the VA Hospital in Lebanon, PA. Born May 25, 1930, he was a son of the late Robert and Ida (Beaver) Stettler. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he honorably received a Purple Heart. Mr. Stettler was employed throughout the years by several area businesses until failing health no longer permitted him to work. He was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life and was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are his children; three daughters and son-in-law, Sharon McLaughlin, Canton, Joan and Gary Wright, East Canton and Debra Stettler, Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Carl Jr. and Linda Stettler, East Canton; 9 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Memorials may be directed to Mr. Stettler’s memory to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel

ERNEST E. STORCH, 93 a resident of the Bradford County Manor formerly of Troy died February 25, 1997. He was born March 4, 1903 in East Smithfield, son of John and Hannah Wright Storch. Mr. Storch was formerly an automotive engineer with G.M.C. He is survived by friends Robert and Martha White, Troy RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Storch in 1953; brothers, Jay Storch, Carl Storch and John Storch; sister, Louise Vosburg. There will be a private service at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Health, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel

ERROL ROBERT STORRS, 59 Spotsylvania, VA died unexpectedly April 1, 2002. Born in Washington, D.C. January 24, 1943 he is survived by his mother, Virginia Palmer, Bel Air, MD and his father Lynn Storrs, Mississippi. Both mother and father grew up in Canton. He leaves his brother, Major Rodric Storrs, Orford, MS and sisters, Marilyn Roussey; Janice Jarvis; Julie Phillips, Bel Air, MD and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Errol was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Ethel and Roy Palmer and his aunt Doris Holcombe. He spent many summers with them in Canton. After graduation for DuVal High School, he served in the First Division in Viet Nam. When he returned he became a Sergeant in the United States Capital Police for 25 years. He was a member of Landover Hills Baptist Church, Landover Hills, MD and was an avid collector of antiques. Services were held in the Fredericksburg Chapel by Reverend Jack Marcum April 8, 2002. The funeral possession was escorted by the United States Capitol Police from Fredericksburg to Quantico, VA. They also served as pall bearers and formed the honor guard. The United States Military was the Color Guard and presented the United States Flag to Errol’s mother. Mr. Storrs was laid to rest in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

STURDEVANT –MARION S. CARTER, 91 of the Village Square Apartments, Painted Post, N.Y. died Tuesday afternoon, April 12 at the Medical Center of Princeton, Princeton, N.J. She was born in Silvara Oct. 17, 1896 daughter of the late Harry Luther and Emma Bennett Sturdevant. She was the widow of Carl A. Carter a veteran of World War I who died in 1959. Mrs. Carter spent her younger years in Silvara where she attended the local school and later attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa. She moved to Corning, N.Y. following the death of her husband. She was a member of the Silvara United Methodist Church and also active in the United Methodist Church of Corning, N.Y. during her years there. She was a member of the DAR, Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter of Wyalusing. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Arthur Martin of Belle Mead, N.J.; a son-in-law, Wayne Templer MD of Corning, N.Y.; four grandchildren; Mrs. Keith (Linda) Templer Alexander of Fairport, N.Y. W. Carl Templer of Fox Pointe, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Debra) Martin Joslin of Derby Line, Vt. and Wade Martin of Painsboro, N.J.; two great-grandchildren; Lindsey and Craig Alexander of Fairport, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Helen Carter Templer in 1973 and a brother, E. Howard Sturdevant. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 16 at noon from the Silvara United Methodist Church wit the pastor, The Rev. Hamilton Clemow and the Rev. John Sheibley of Bridgewater, Mass. officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville on Friday evening from 7-9. The family has asked that flowers be omitted but those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Marion Carter Memorial Fund, Silvara United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. James Walton, RD 1, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD RICHARD SWINGLE, 60 of Bonita Springs, FL died Friday, January 4, 2002 in a tragic plane crash, while on AGCO business in Birmingham, England. Edward was born in Canton September 5, 1941 he was the son of the late John and Helen Swingle. He was a graduate of the Canton Area High School and Penn State University. Edward worked for Allis Chalmers as a general sales manager for both the Western and Eastern divisions prior to Joining the management buyout, which formed AGCO Corporation. He hen served as Vice President of Sales & Special Projects, then as Vice President of Parts Division in Batavia, IL and was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Worldwide at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn "Kitty" (McCarty) Swingle; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Jim Eidson; granddaughter, Kaitlyn and son to be born grandson, Logansville, GA; mother, Helen Swingle, Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Pauline Swingle, Canton. Edward was a member of the Lees Summit Methodist Church, Lees Summit, MO and Masonic Lodge of Bordentown, NJ. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. January 19 at the Forksville United Methodist Church in Forksville, PA. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to a charity or church of one’s choice. –Williamsport Sun Gazette

HAROLD J. SWINGLE, 81, 3232 Carnation Lane, Zephyrhills, Fla. died Aug. 3, 1989 at Zephyrhills Hospital after a brief illness. He was a resident of Zephyrhills for the last 17 years. He was an employee of Sylvania Electric, Towanda before retiring in 1970. Mr. Swingle is survived by his wife, Delia Swingle; sons, Sterling of Monroeton, Patrick of Piper City, Ill.; William of Pine Grove, Pa.; Robert of Charlotte Court House, Va.; Steve of Charlottesville, Va.; Charles of Granbury, Tex. and Roy of Tampa, Fla. Other survivors are three brothers, Leslie of Parkersburg, W. Va.; Seth of Osceola, Pa. and John of Ft. Pierce, Fla., seventeen grandchildren also survive. A family service was held at the National Crematory Society of Tampa on Sunday, Aug. 6. –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES E. SWINGLE SR., 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at his home in Sugar Run. Born April 8, 1912 in Noxen, he was a son of Aaron and Rose (Beaver) Swingle. He worked his own business, "Swingle’s Upholstery," for over 35 years prior to his retirement. He was a long-time logger for several logging companies and worked for the Sayre Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Bloss Swingle; brothers, William, Norman (Jock), Wilson and Jasper Swingle and sisters, Della Vanderpool, Dorothy Knolles, Violetti Wandell, Vernie Keefe and Roxanne Siglen. Surviving are his long-time friend, Eileen Garinger of Sugar Run; sister, Emma (Lottie) Bell Bagdonas of Tunkhannock; sons, Paul L. Bloss of Ulster, James E. Swingle Jr. of Dushore and William h. Swingle of Wyalusing; grandsons, Randy Rohe and Jason Swingle of Dushore, Scott Bloss of Oklahoma and Shane Bloss of Ulster; granddaughters, Shelly Puterbaugh of Meshoppen, Jenny Walker of Wyalusing, Laura Swingle of Wilkes-Barre and Nikki Swingle of Forksville; great-grandsons, Dakota Mapes of Wyalusing and Alex Bloss of Oklahoma; great-granddaughters, Haley Puterbaugh of Meshoppen and Skylar Carpenter of Forksville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 20001 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Howard Carr, pastor of the Moxie Community Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Lacey street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends and family are invited to call at McHenry Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

LESLIE O. SWINGLE, 79 of Parkersburg, W.V. died at his residence on Tuesday, June 4, 1991. He was born in Monroeton, the son of the late Floyd R. and Effie Weaver Swingle. He attended the Central Christian Church and retired from self-employment with the Swingle Trucking Company of Parkersburg with which he was associated for 15 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Canton and the Eagles of Towanda. Mr. Swingle is survived by his wife, Myrtle D. Lee Swingle of Parkersburg; three sons, Stanley Swingle of Parkersburg, Frank Swingle of Athens and Gary Swingle of Charleston, W.V.; two brothers, John of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Seth of Osceola, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, one brother and one great-granddaughter. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 Seventh St., Parkersburg with the Rev. James A. Butt officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

RICHARD ‘PAT’ SWINGLE, 60 of Piper City, Ill. Died at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill. on June 28, 1995. He was born April 23, 1935 in Osceola, Pa. a son of Harold and Delia Vargason Swingle. He spent his childhood in Monroeton and graduated from Towanda High School in 1952 and entered the United States Navy soon after. "Pat" was a prominent businessman in Piper City and was active in various civic organizations there. His wife, Anne Warfel Swingle, survives him as does his mother, Delia of Zephyrhills, Fla. He is also survived by six brothers and their wives, Sterling "Mike" and Sally, Steven and Tammy, William and Betty, Robert and Karen, Charles and Brenda and Roy and Dorothy. His father, Harold "Pete" Swingle, preceded him in death. –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT CARL SWINGLE, SR., 72, Mansfield died July 25, 2001 at the Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born March 4, 1929 in Canton he was the son of Richard E. and Marion Cott Swingle. He was a graduate of the Mansfield High School and the Erie Business School. Mr. Swingle married Sara Roberts on March 1l, 1950 and she preceded him in death on August 8, 1990. He served in the Army Intelligences Corps during the Korean War. He worked for the Nationwide Insurance Company for 34 years as a claims adjuster based out of Wellsboro. In 1968 he started the Springbrook Century Tree Farm in Tioga County which continues today under family ownership. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Mansfield and the Lambs Creek Sportsman Club. Mr. Swingle served as a committee member for the Boy Scouts of America and served nine years as a Southern Tioga School Board member. He was also a member of the National and Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Preceding him in death was a sister, Theora Sullivan. Surviving are a special friend, Sandra L. Furst, Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Vernie Swingle, Jr. and William and Wendy E. Swingle all of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy S. and George Fritz, Stroudsburg and Judith S. and Chris Swee, Mahaopac, N.Y.; sister Aliene Strange, Blossburg; four grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Fritz, Taylor Swingle and Kristoffer Swee. A private family funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Auxiliary Fund, Wellsboro, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM H. SWINGLE, 95 a resident at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1993. He was born on Oct. 1, 1897 in Noxen, Pa. the son of the late Aaron and Rose Beaver Swingle. Mr. Swingle was engaged in logging most of his lifetime. He had a great love for the out-of-doors. He drove a team of horses, logging in the Bradford and Susquehanna counties region, hauling logs as far as Binghamton, N.Y., which in early days required an entire day one way. In 1957 he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lenna Justin Swingle. Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Alberta Mansfield of Binghamton, Mrs. Emma Swackhammer of Waverly, Mrs. Robert (Betty) McClintic of Franklindale and Mrs. Marjorie Nichols of Athens; five sons, William R. Swingle of Vestal Center, N.Y., Fredrick Swingle of Laceyville, twins, Donald Swingle of McClure, Pa. and Ronald Swingle of Sayre and Harold Swingle of LaPume, Pa.; two brothers; Jap Swingle and James Swingle; one sister, Lottie Bagdonis and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Herbert Swingle of Athens and Robert Swingle of LeRaysville and by one daughter, Jean Wetmore of LeRaysville. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, 1993 at 1 p.m. in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS L. TABER age 61 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday February 5, 2004. Tom was born December 30, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of the late LeRoy Thomas Taber and Esther Beatty Taber. He married his wife Carol A. Giambo Taber on March 31, 1978 and they would have celebrated their 26th Wedding Anniversary on March 31, 2004. Tom was a retired ironworker and member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers Union Local 33 formerly Local 436 of Rochester, NY. Tom was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, a member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297, and the Myrtle-Jefferson Masonic Lodge # 131 F&A.M of Montour Falls. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister Carole Taber Cornacchio, and his mother-in-law Anna Giambo. Tom is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol Giambo Taber; his children: Thomas L. & Donna Taber Jr. of Montour Falls, NY, Scott & Maryann Taber of Newport News, Virginia, Kimberly & Brian Gile of Martinsburg, W. VA., Eric & Jackie Taber of Hedgesville, W. VA., and Gina Taber & Jeremy Adams of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren: Ivy Alvarez, Jessica Gile, Melinda Gile, Jason Gile, Bradley Taber, Ashley Taber, Katie Taber, Ivan Taber, Josh Taber, Jenna Taber and Aidan Adams; two great grandchildren; father-in-law: Dominic Giambo & Freda Millspaugh of Watkins Glen, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara & Mark Wilmot of Millport, NY and Patricia & Robert Beebe of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Debbie Giambo Kiteveles & George Kiteveles of Baldwinsville, NY, Robert Giambo of Oswego, NY, and David & Debbie Giambo of Webster, NY; aunt: Judy Warner of Troy, PA; uncle: John Everett of Waynesboro, VA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY on Sunday February 8, 2004 from 2-5 PM. Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Tom's life will be celebrated on Monday February 9, 2004 at 12 Noon at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. & Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mr. Taber's Mass. Tom's Family will also greet friends at the Horseheads Elks Lodge on Hickory Grove Road & Prospect Hill Road on Monday February 9, 2004 beginning at 2 PM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Tom through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, or a charity of their choice. –Elmira Star Gazette

TALADA –KATHRYN WRIGHT, 78 of Powell died
on Wednesday evening, May 2, 2001. She passed on peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. Kathryn was born on November 6th, 1922, daughter of the late Malcolm and Gladys Talada. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth (Sam) Wright and grandson, Joseph Shaffer. She is survived by caring family: children, Nancy and Steve Parr, Kenneth and Sandy Wright, Jack and JoPat Wright, Philip and Irene Wright, Gordon and Carol Wright, Susan and Dale Malin, Cindy and George Nolan, Mitchell and Sylvia Wright, Pamela Wright and Sherry Good, Bonnie and Clifford Shaffer and Roger and Shawna Wright; grandchildren, Cathy and Mark Woodring, Kristy Solie, Kandi and Robbie Sample, Kassie Wright, Jack Wright, Jr., Tina Wright, Scott Wright, Matthew Wright, Autumn Wright, Caleb and Trudi Wright, Sarah Wright, Chadd and Janet Malin, Melanie and Darrell Sudderth, Seth and Emily Malin, Jesse and Carie Malin, Shane Nolan, Lois and Kevin Allen, Blake Nolan, Kelly and Peter Hay, Justin Shaffer, Lance Shaffer, Tyler Shaffer, Devin Wright, Crystal Wright, Kaitlyn Wright, Laura Wright, Dawson Wright, Hanna Wright and Dalton Wright; great-grandchildren, Lauren Woodring, Rachel Woodring, Jenna Solie, Prestin Sample, Kassidee Sample, Bianca Malin, Alexis Malin, Donavan Sudderth, Azia Sudderth, Chandler Malin, Kera Malin, Angelica Malin, Tyler Malin, Hunter Allen, Gage Allen, Sara Benjamin, Michael Good, Samuel Hay, Delaney Hay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Milford and Helen Talada, Ray and Mary Talada, David and Polly Talada; sisters, Audrey Weber, Lynnette Lamphere, Patricia House, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. Kathryn treasured her large family. She touched many hearts and will be greatly missed. At her request there will be no funeral services. A memorial celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held Wednesday evening May 9, 2001 at 7 p.m. at the Powell United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to Powell United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 134A, Monroeton, Pa. in Kathryn’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

TEBO –INA ‘MARION’ WHEELER of Caton, NY age 68, formerly of Tioga, PA, died on Saturday, September 14, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Robert F. Wheeler in 1984 and her father Thomas "Madison" Tebo in 1985. Surviving are her mother, Esther Tebo, brother Thomas (Peg) Tebo, sister Ruth (Clifford) Cornell, children Robert C. (Yvonne) Wheeler of Rochester, NY Cindy (Rick) Stone of Poland, ME and Debra Wheeler (Wyman Lambert) of Elmira, NY along with 9 beloved grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Caton United Methodist Church and Caton Grange. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 on Monday, September 16, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 2pm. The Rev. Betty Bement will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience at the family in the Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Caton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund Hendy Hollow Road, Corning, NY or to the Falck Cancer Center c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

THOMAS –DORA THOMAS TOWNSEND –Services for Dora Thomas Townsend, 80 of Oak Ridge, NJ were held Saturday, August 10, 1996 at the Vander May Funeral home, Wayne, NJ. Mrs. Townsend was born in Ogdensburg the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Thomas. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Constance Likman, Oak Ridge, NJ and Mrs. Lana Alliborne, Atlanta, GA; a son, Ralph Townsend, Wayne, NJ; a sister, Mrs. Blanch Bunn, formerly of Canton; nieces, Mrs. Ruth Zeigler, Canton and Mrs. Barbara Shanley, Troy. The family requests those wishing may contribute to the Canton High School Alumni Association, attention Penny Wheeler, Treasure, 5 Main Street, Canton, PA in memory of Dora Townsend. –Canton Independent Sentinel (Correction made per information from family. The newspaper had Townsand, they wanted it corrected to Townsend. -pmg)

KAREN THOMAS, Orlando, FL formerly of Canton died November 1, 1999 at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Florida following a chronic illness of 10 years. Born December 19, 1942 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Donald Thomas and Helen Thomas Blaisdell. She graduated from Canton High School and worked with her parent’s on the news paper, The Canton Independent-Sentinel. Ms. Thomas obtained her BA from Penn State and taught briefly at the Towanda Vocational School. She and her children moved to South Carolina, where she obtained her master’s from the University of South Carolina and continued to teach at a vocational school there. The family then moved to the Orlando area, where she worked for the Wal-Mart chain as an assistant manager. A member of the Resurrection Catholic Church, she volunteered at a local hospital and had just accepted a position at Walt Disney’s MGM Studios as a hostess prior to her death. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Blaisdell, Dade City, FL; daughters, Mrs. Jolyn Davis, Deltona, FL and Mrs. Helen Landon, Canton; son Joseph Hess Jr., Orlando, FL; three brothers- two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 6 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Winter Garden, FL. It was Ms. Thomas’ request that memorial donations in her name be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel

THOMAS –MARJORIE (THOMAS) COFFMAN, 76, Hudson, FL died February 14, 2000 at North Bay Medical Center. Born in Canton, PA November 10, 1923 she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lazelle Thomas. She was a graduate of Canton High School and was a homemaker. Mrs. Coffman moved to Hudson from Frederick, MD and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson. Surviving are her husband, Denzil, Sr.; sons, Denzil Jr., Beltsville, MD and Dwayne, Woodbine, MD; sister, Marie Coffman, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the Bell Funeral home, Bayonet Point/Hudson. –Canton Independent Sentinel

THOMAS –WANDA M. (THOMAS) HAGER age 80 of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. She was born on August 18, 1926 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late Hugh G. and Eva M. Thomas. Wanda was the widow of the late retired LTC Homer H. Hager. Mrs. Hager had worked at the former Super Duper of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Hager of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Virginia Leonard of Penn Yan, NY; and two grandchildren, Evan Hager and Matthew Hager. A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA . Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association. –Elmira Star Gazette

AUGUSTUS H. TRICK, JR. 53 of 3055 Down Hill Road, Colorado Springs, Col. Died Friday morning at the Air Force Academy Hospital in Colorado following a lingering illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1933 in Hughesville, Pa. a son of Augustus and Ann Wiesbrod Trick Sr. He graduated from Turnpike High School (Sullivan County) in 1951 and shortly thereafter entered the U.S. Army and pursued a 20 year career. As an employee of Hewitt-Packard Corp. he worked in Alabama, California and last in Colorado. In spite of his illness, he had continued working until Aug. 4, 1987. He was a member of Colorado Springs American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association and an avid sportsman. Surviving is his wife, Jean Crabtree Trick at home; five daughters, Toni, Anna, Jean, Sidney and Rebecca, all at home; one son, Augustus III at home; his mother, Mrs. Anna Trick of Dushore, Pa.; two brothers, Walter of Haymarket, Va., Dale of Adamstown, Pa.; two sisters; Mrs. Mary Ann Bachman of Watsontown, Pa. and Mrs. Pauline Kelley of Dushore RD; one granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore the family’s pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Peace Cemetery, Dushore RD. Friends may call at the McHenry Funeral Home, Monday 7-9 p.m. Military funeral services will be conducted by Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion in Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES E. TUNING age 84, died of cancer, at the home of his niece, Martha and husband Dale Kress, Sr. on March 20, 2003. He is survived by his beloved sister, Lillian and her husband Robert Dallas; two boys and one daughter. It was Charles' request that there be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

VANDERPOOL –SHIRLEY DORIS VANDERPOOL SARGENT, 63 of 138 Bradford St., Sayre died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Aug. 16, 1938 in Sayre a daughter of the late Jonathan and Della Swingle Vanderpool. Shirley attended the Athens Area Schools. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by her children, David Bashore and Tammy Winslow of Sayre, Rick and Yvonne Bashore of Sayre, Barb Bashore and Gary Stillman of Sayre and Tom and Amy Bashore of Ulster; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Freda and Ben Hibbard of Milan, Howard and Grace Vanderpool of Athens, Pearl and Morris Cron of Florida, Emma and Bernard Evans of Athens, Connie Campbell and Tom Miller of Athens and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Sargent March 15, 2000 and brother, Garfield Vanderpool. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review

VARGASON –DELIA E. SWINGLE, 87 of Zephryhills, Fla. died Sunday, April 28, 2002 in Dade City, Fla. She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law; Sterling and Sally Swingle of Zephryhills, William and Betty Swingle of Pine Grove, Pa., Robert Swingle of Texas, Steve Swingle of Charlottesville, Va., Charles and Brenda Swingle of Granbury, Texas and Roy and Dorothy Swingle of Zephryhills; tow sisters, Geraldine Kreischer of Elkland, Pa. and Irene; two brothers, Lyle Vargason of Pennsylvania and Clinton Vargason of New York; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Swingle and her son, Richard Swingle. She was born Dec. 20, 1914 in Sullivan County and moved to Zephryhills 30 years ago from Bradford County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Zephryhills. She was an avid shuffleboard and card player and enjoyed ballroom dancing. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Richey Chapel with Pastor Fred Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Memory Gardens in Dade City. –Towanda Daily Review

DANIEL E. VROMAN, SR., 50 of Morris Run died Thursday, April 21, 1983 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Mr. Vroman was born June 8, 1932 at Roaring Branch a son of John and Ida Woodward Vroman. He was a supervisor at the Canton Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosemary Miller, to whom he was married six years on Nov. 20, 1982; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Deborah) Breese of Troy, Ms. Lisa Meade of Monroeton, Mrs. Steve (Sheila) Meade of Roaring Branch, Miss Bobbie Jo and Miss Danielle Vroman both at home; two sons, Daniel E. Vroman, Jr. of Troy and Kevin at home; four sisters, Mrs. Marcy Collister of Williamsport, Ms. Viola Collister of Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Irene Twist of Ralston and Mrs. Emeretta Faus of Williamsport; six brothers, Archie and Max, both of Ralston, Charles of Radcliffe, KY; Fred of Tonawanda, NY, Kenneth and Gerald, both of Canton RD 2; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services were held Sunday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Edward F. Ayers, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNETH F. VROMAN, 69 of RR 2, Box 187, Canton, PA. (Canton Township) died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Vroman was born June 20, 1924 at Ralston, Pa. a son of John and Ida Woodward Vroman. Kenneth was a retired farmer and a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran. His memberships included the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, Troy; Deer-X-ing Detachment Inc., Marine Corps League, Ralston; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429 Canton, life member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston and the National rifle Association. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Mabel Wall; four stepsons, Clyde Buchanan of State Line, Pa., Dwayne Buchanan of Canton RR 1, Bob Buchanan of Liberty RR 1 and Doyle Buchanan of Canton RR 2; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bonnie Sherry of Canton, Mrs. Carola Storrs of Pittsburg and Mrs. Darla Wright of Ridgway; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Gerald, Fred, Max, Charles and Archie Vroman; four sisters, Viola Collister of Roaring Branch, Mary Collister of Williamsport, Emeretta Faus of Williamsport and Irene Twist of Ralston; a brother-in-law, John Wall and his mother-in-law, Claire Shockley of the Bradford County Manor. He was predeceased by brothers; Dan, James, John, William and Russell Vroman and a sister, Hazel. Visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Vroman’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Mooresville Cemetery, Southport, Huntingdon Co., PA)

MAX M. VROMAN SR., 75, Ralston died January 3, 1996 at his home. Born June 2, 1920 in Union Twp., he was the son of the late John and Ida Woodward Vroman. Mr. Vroman attended school in Roaring Branch; was a veteran of WW II, serving with the US Army, was employed by the MacMillian-Boledell Box Co. in Elmira Heights, NY for 31 years until his retirement in 1982. He attended the Ralston United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing softball and baseball with his children and was an avid bowler. On March 4, 1949 he married the former Anna May Route in the Ralston United Methodist Parsonage. Surviving are: his wife of 46 years at home; children and their spouses, Gary L. and Barbara Vroman, Auburn, NY; Paul D. and Cindy Vroman, Max Jr. and Gail Vroman, Barbara J. and Terry Batrony, all of Elmira, NY; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Fred Vroman, Tonawanda, NY, Gerald Vroman, South Dakota, Charles Vroman, Kentucky and Archie Vroman, Ralston; three sisters, Viola Collister, Roaring Branch, Emeretta Faus, Newberry, Irene Twist, Ralston; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. A memorial service was held January 6 at the Ralston United Methodist Church with his pastor, Phyllis Hunter officiating. A private interment service was held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Michael Miosi, Ralston, PA in Mr. Vroman’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel (Max was cremated and his ashes were placed on the family homestead outside of Roaring Branch (Rock Run), Lycoming Co., PA per the family.)

VROMAN –MILDRED M. WOLCOTT, 84, Watkins Glen, NY died Saturday, April 23, 1994 at the Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility. Mrs. Wolcott was born in Granville, PA on May 10, 1909 and was the daughter of Orlando and Mildred VanBuskirk Vroman. She was a member of the Watkins Glen Central School faculty for many years. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Kissel and the Rev. Howard Caldwell officiating and burial to be in Montour Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church. –Canton Independent Sentinel

VROMAN –VIOLA COLLISTER, 81, Roaring Branch RR 1 died Oct. 25, 1999 at her home following a lengthy illness. Born July r, 1918 in Roaring Branch, she was a daughter of the late John William and Ida Bell Woodward Vroman. In 1934 she married Gordon L. Collister. He preceded her in death in November 1991 following 57 years of marriage. Mrs. Collister attended the United Methodist Church in Roaring Branch. She was also a charter member of the Women of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 981. Her family and home were her main interests throughout her life. Surviving are: four daughters, Virginia Lord and Joan Helm, both of Williamsport, Ruth Merrick, Ransomville, NY and Lynn Williams, LeRoy; two sons, Kenneth and Gordon Collister, both of Roaring Branch; two sisters, Emeretta Faus, Williamsport and Irene Twist, Ralston; four brothers, Fred Vroman Ransomville, NY, Charles Vroman, Radcliff, KY, Gerald Vroman, South Dakota and Arch Vroman, Ralston; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by several brothers and a sister. A memorial and committal service was held Oct. 27 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. The family suggests memorials be directed to the North Penn Home Health Agency, 520 Ruah St., P.O. Box 8, Blossburg, PA in Mrs. Collister’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel

MR. HAROLD W. WARNER, 72 of RR 2, Box 2415, Laceyville, Pa. (Edinger Hill) died at his home on Edinger Hill, early Monday morning, April 26, 1999. Born in Sayre on April 17, 1927 he was the son of the late George W. and Irene Gaul Warner. Mr. Warner was the husband of the former Eleanor Brennan who died on July 13, 1991. Harold and Eleanor were married on Oct. 11, 1952. Harold was a graduate of the Laceyville High School class of 1945. After high school, he started working on the McCloe Pond Farm in Edinger Hill, the family farm, along with his father and in the later years, along with his sons. He was the caretaker of the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville for over 40 years; a past Tuscarora Township Supervisor in Bradford County for over 30 years; past Laceyville Agway Committeeman for eight years, member of the Franklin Lodge #263 FJAM of Laceyville, past member of the Spring Hill Grange, past member of the Edinger Hill 4-H Club and a past member of the Dairyman’s League, to which he sold milk to for over 60 years. He also enjoyed his weekly Bingo games at the Black Walnut American Legion Post #510 and also his daily trips to Laceyville and all of the surrounding diners. He is survived by three sons, Leonard Warner of Laceyville, Jay and wife, Bonnie Warner of Wyalusing and Donnie Warner of Laceyville; five daughters, Dorothy and husband Andy Ward of Harrisburg, Mary and husband, Tim Knowles of Laceyville, Betty and husband, Mark Prokop of Durham, N.C., Cathy Warner of Tunkhannock and Ann and husband Philip Cole of Ulster; brother, Ruby L. Warner of Laceyville; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Carly Ward, Brian Knowles, Eric and Jared Warner, Matthew Prokop and Abigayle Cole; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Smith in December 1998. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Mark King of the Lake Winola Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Lacey Street Cemetery, c/o Mr. Gary Sharer, RR 2 Laceyville, Pa. or to the Goodwill Fire Company or the Laceyville-Meshoppen Ambulance Association, c/o Mrs. Mable Clark, RR 2, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

PFC. GORDON J. WATKINS killed in French Invasion. Mrs. Gordon Watkins received word Tuesday evening that her husband, PFC. Gordon J. Watkins had been killed in action in France, August 3, 1944. PFC. Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Watkins, Morris Run had lived in Morris Run until coming to Canton five years ago. He was a graduate of Morris Run High School and for several years was employed in the Morris Run mines. At the time of entering service he was a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was trained in infantry tactics at Camp Chaffee, Ark. after his induction into the army on October 23, 1943. –Canton Independent Sentinel

MICHAEL DEAN WATKINS age 19, of Covington, PA, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 in Richmond Township. Michael was born on January 13, 1987 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of David L. and Clara (Carew) Watkins. Michael was employed by Murus Company. He was a 2005 graduate of North Penn High School where he lettered in basketball, football and track. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mudding and four wheelers. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his stepfather, David Holley of Covington, PA; a sister, Trisha Holley of Covington, PA; paternal grandparents, Rebecca and Ralph Watkins, Jr. of Covington, PA; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth DeHaven of Roseville, PA; step grandparents, Clarence and Betty Holley of Morris Run, PA; paternal great-grandparents, Howard and Mary Jane Whittaker of California; paternal great-grandmother, Lorrine; honorary grandparents, Kathy and Junior Branton of South Carolina; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 2, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael's name to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist the family with expenses. –Elmira Star Gazette

FRANCIS (FRANK) WATTS – Word has been received of the death of Francis Watts, 75, Melbourne, FL June 13, 2001. Born September 19, 1925 in Cleveland, OH he was the son of Ernest and Maude (Rockwell) Watts. Surviving are his wife Harriett Watts; daughter, Linda; son, Patrick; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Marjorie Watts, Bedford, TX; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; cousins in the Canton are, Janet and Francis Segur, Bruce Watts, Robert and Janet Spencer; cousins in Vestal, NY, Gene and Caroline Apker. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Father Regis (James) Watts. A memorial service was held June 15 in Florida. –Canton Independent Sentinel

VIVA E. WATTS, 91, Myerstown died May 3, 1990 at Leader Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Sinking Springs, PA. She was born in Canton a daughter of Cory A. and Clara Rader Watts. She had been a registered nurse at Hamburg State Hospital for 35 years and retired in 1960. She was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples, Canton, the Ladies Auxiliary, Keystone Hook and Ladder Company and Golden Agers, Myerstown. She is survived by several cousins and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral services will be held at the Kercher-Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Schumaker officiating. Interment will be in Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myerstown. –Canton Independent Sentinel

MAX D. WETHERBEE, 84 of Punta Gorda, FL died Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at Elderly Care Center, Inc., Punta Gorda. He was born in Alba and graduated from Canton High School. He was an airline pilot with TWA for 30 years, based at Logan Airport in Boston, MA and Kennedy International Airport in New York City. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, training cadets. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Scottish Rite member since 1956 in Mt. Lakes, NJ. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Wetherbee of Riverdale, NY; two sons, Gary Wetherbee, Atlanta, GA and Jeffrey Wetherbee, Clearwater, FL; two granddaughters, Rebecca Wetherbee, Atlanta and Christina Wetherbee, Clearwater; a nephew, Ricky Merritt, Elmira, NY; two nieces, Dawn Chamberlain and Sheree Lisa Merritt Ripley, both of Troy, PA. The burial was at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. –Canton Independent Sentinel

BRUCE M. WHEELER – On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 Bruce Manuel Wheeler a former Canton resident died Quietly at the Bradford County Manor. He was 57 years of age. Born April 9, 1943 in Sayre he was the son of Harold G. and Gladys F. (Quick) Wheeler. Bruce graduated from Canton High School in 1962 and was employed for many years as a security guard for Masonite Corp. in Towanda until illness resulted in his retirement in the mid 1970s. Bruce is survived by his sons, Bruce A. (and wife Patty) Wheeler of Powell and John Wheeler of Powell; sister, Elsie (and husband Charles) Carnes of Ralston; grandchildren, Amber, Jessica and Cody Wheeler of Powell. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services and committal will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with longtime family friend Pat Rosner officiating. There will be viewing from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review

JACK CARLTON WHIPPLE, 37 of 310 E. Water St., Hughesville, Pa. died Thursday, April 6, 2000 at his home. Born Aug. 17, 1962 in Athens, Pa. he was a son of Leland A. and Bonita L. Payne Whipple. He and his wife, the former Brenda L. Walters observed their 16th wedding anniversary Dec. 19. He worked at American Home Foods in Milton, Pa. He served in the Army. He was a 1981 graduate of Montoursville High School. He was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving, besides his wife are his parents of Montoursville; a maternal grandmother, Geraldine Payne of Ulster; two daughters, Natasha L. and Brandy L. both at home; two brothers, Stephen N. and John E. both of Montoursville and a sister, Jody L. Smith of Watsontown. The funeral will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. David K. Fishel of the Hughesville Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, Pa. Arrangements are being handled by McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

WHITE –RUTH BEVERLY WHITE CASE, 69 beloved wife of Paul E. Case of Boca Raton, FL passed quietly on March 9, 1996 after a lengthy illness. Born in Springfield, MA on May 2, 1926, she was the daughter of Leroy Ellsworth White and Grace Emily Siddall White. She and her first husband Peter Geanacopoulos moved to Canton in 1959 and resided there until his death in 1972. She then lived in Williamsport until 1979. She married Paul Case and they retired in various locales in Florida including Marathon and Boca Raton. Beverly enjoyed bowling, bridge and traveling and was active in many civic organizations. She is survived by her husband, Paul Case, one son, Peter A. Geanacopoulos, Canton; stepsons and daughters-in-law, James and LeAnn Case, New York, NY and Stephen and Peggy Case, Celina, TX; five grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Irene White, Agawam, MA; brother-in-law, Tom Case, Williamsport and sister-in-law, Martha Case, Shell Point Village, FL. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood White in March 1989. At the request of the family there will be no visitation or memorial service. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WIGGINS –MILDRED WIGGINS CAMPBELL, 85, only daughter of the late Charles and Grace Wiggins died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1995 at Twinsburg, Ohio. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, attended Mansfield University 1930-1932 and completed her university studies at Kent State University. She taught in several Bradford County Schools and retired in 1975 from Solon, Ohio city schools. She’s survived by a son, Thomas of Hudson, Ohio and grandchildren, Christopher and Amy Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; son, Benjamin; parents and brothers, Otto, Otho and Carlton Wiggins. Graveside services were held Nov. 28 at Crown Hill Memorial Park at Twinsburg, Ohio. –Towanda Daily Review

EDMUND MARK WILCOX, 82 of the Canton Area went home to rest in the presence of his Lord early Saturday morning, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Williamsport when he had resided for the past month. Mr. Wilcox was a native of Canto, born on Feb. 24, 1916 a son of the late Henry R. and Edna I. Hill Wilcox. Mark grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School. He then married Jane Slade of Canton and started his family. He and his family were members of the Canton First Baptist Church. Mr. Wilcox worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad until he was called to the service of his country during WWII. After the war, Mark relocated to Colorado where he worked in the mines for several years. He also spent many years working as a landscape designer. He loved horticulture and tried to always find new and better ways to use the earth’s natural resources and to protect the environment. Mr. Wilcox returned to Canton in the 1980’s and in the last years of his life he made peace with his Savior. Surviving are his children and spouses, Judy Dole of Canton, Barbara and Richard Sheesley of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Kathleen Wilcox of Troy, a former wife, Dorothy Johnson of Kenosha, Wis., John H. and Rose Wilcox, Marjorie May Wilcox, Karla Marie and Donald Oglesby, Phillip and Faith Wilcox, Eleanor Ruth (Sonnie) Shaffer all of Wis.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a niece, Helen Newell of Granville Summit and numerous cousins. Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Slade Wilcox. The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. with David McIntyre, pastor of the Canton Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating, and the Rev. Richard Herritt assisting. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Canton Calvary Alliance Chapel or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Wilcox’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review (Cremated)

HARRY L. WILCOX, 87 died at Vintage Estates Skilled Care Center in Hayward, CA on Wednesday, May 29, 2002. He was born on May 9, 1915 to Harry Beecher and Della (Butters) Wilcox in East Smithfield, PA. He has been a resident of Hayward, CA for 43 years and resided in Bentley Creek for 14 years before moving to California in 1959. He was employed by the Remington Rand for 14 years. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Louise, of 64 years, their loving children; Roy and his wife Sharon of Vestal, NY; Sharon Hale, Alfred and His wife, Yvonne, Barbara Conley and her husband David all of CA and Ellen of Auburn, WA. In addition he is survived by seven loving grandchildren, two loving great-grandsons; three sisters, Nora Raynor of Athens, PA; Myrtle Wilkinson and Alberta Hewitt of Sayre, PA. Harry was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Russell Wilcox of Hayward, his parents, Harry and Della Wilcox of Athens, PA and brothers; Fred, Claude, Homer, Gilbert, Francis and Grant and sisters, Martha Chambers and Della Cornish. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2002, 2:00 P.m., Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Hayward, CA. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent in his memory to your local Hospice Foundation. –Elmira Star Gazette

LESTER HEZEKIAH WILCOX, 96, died recently in Fisher-Titus Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Wilcox was born in Canton. Mr. Wilcox served with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I and had worked at a paper mill at Avery for many years, retiring in 1970. Surviving are: six sons, Carl and Richard, both of Milan, Ernest, Roger, Fred and Walter, all of Norwalk; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Wilson and Mrs. Mardell Smith, both of Norwalk and Mrs. Virginia Coffman of Ashland; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Wilcox, Canton; brother, Mark Wilcox of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche (Sage) Wilcox; a daughter, Frances Mae Wilcox and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held from the Kubach-Smith Funeral Home, Norwalk with the Rev. Taylor, pastor of the Bellevue Faith Bible Church officiating. Burial was in Steuben Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM EDWARD ‘ED’ WILCOX, 72, Morris, PA died April 27, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on December 5, 1929 in Canton, PA he was the son of Tracy A. and Mae L. (Crofut) Wilcox. He had been employed by the former Swayze Folding Box for 39 years. Mr. Wilcox was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Morris, PA. Surviving are his wife, Roberta M. (Campbell) Wilcox; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. and Lori Wilcox, Conway, SC; Richard A. and Rosemarie Wilcox, New Waterford, OH, Larry and Tarry Wilcox, Canton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl A. and Michael Dudinetz, Saratoga Springs, NY; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother Merritt Wilcox. A memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience and will be announced at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the American Lung Association, 378 S. Main St., Scranton, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAMS –BETTY JANE LEONARD, 63 of Hillsgrove, Pa. died Oct. 24, 1995 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1932 in Canton, the daughter of Floyd and Carrie Bouton Williams. She and her husband, Carl E. Leonard celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 1995. She was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband are; three sons, Carl E. of Concord, GA, Gary E. of Hillsgrove and Larry of Barbours; a daughter, Carla L. of Hillsgrove; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being held by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

FRANCIS V. WILSON, 80, Marsh Hill died March 22, 1996 in Williamsport Hospital. Born February 13, 1916 in Montoursville, he was the son of Raymond H. and Clara A. Ebner Wilson. Mr. Wilson worked for the former Bethlehem Steel, Williamsport for 36 until his retirement in 1975. He was an army veteran of WWII a member of the Veterans for Foreign Wars, Sebring, Marine Corps League, Ralston, Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Hillside Rod and gun Club. Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Dorothy J. Libby, December 25, 1993; grandsons, Robert F. Ribovich, 1960 and Kevin F. Evans, 1961 and a sister Mrs. Lois Blanchard. Surviving are two daughters and their families, Lois and Steve Ribovich, Ralston and Carol and Paul Evans, Canton; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Mislitski, Williamsport, Mrs. Pearl Entz, Sunbury and Mrs. Dorothy Forsburg, Trout Run; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a companion Olive Guthrie, Williamsport. A memorial service was held at Maneval’s Funeral Home March 25 with Pastor Emery D. King of Mountainview Fellowship, Bodine officiating. Interment was in Montoursville Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mr. Wilson’s memory may be directed to the Ralston Ambulance Association, Box 1, Ralston, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

GEORGE G. WILSON JR. - Loving husband, father, brother and friend Age 64, of Budd Street, Town of Southport, died very unexpectedly on Monday, September 20, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born August 2, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the son of George F. and Alice (Kerrick) Wilson, Sr. George married Shirl Parker on November 20, 1971 in Elmira. They have enjoyed 32 wonderful years of life and love together. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirl; daughters, Christina Woodard (Bob Brewer) of Elmira, Angel (Lee) Odom of Elmira; sons, Jesse Wilson of Elmira, Clifford (Robin) Wilson of Elmira, Gene Wilson-Targash of North Carolina; father, George F. Wilson, Sr. of Gillett, PA; brothers, Richard (Regina) Wilson of Wellsburg, Charles (Sue) Wilson of Elmira; sister, Susan (Bill) Burdick of Gillett, PA; special sons-in-law, Glen Thiel of Elmira, Raymond Stermer, Jr. of Elmira; brothers-in-law, George (Helen) Parker of North Chemung, Robert (Kathy) Parker of Breesport, Ernest (Rose) Parker of Elmira, Leslie (Becky) Parker of Towanda, PA, Paul (Debbie) Parker of Franklindale, PA, John (Katrina) Parker of Towanda, PA, Charles (Sylvia) Parker of Elmira, David (Mary) Parker of Towanda, PA; sisters-in-law, Margaret (James) Smith of Peoria, AZ, Lenora (Leo) Westbrook of Elmira, Irma (Martin) Daugherty of Elmira, Betty Jean (Joseph) Wilcox of Wysox, PA; very special sister-in-law, Sharon Holecek of Big Flats; special sister-in-law, Lisa Parker of Towanda, PA; very special friend, Rose Mingoia of Amherst, NY; along with several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. The following loved ones predeceased George: mother, Alice Wilson; brother, Thomas Wilson; sister, Ruth Ann Lowery; son, George Wilson III; brother-in-law, Michael Parker. George owned and operated Tiny Tavern in Southport, NY, and worked for Ed McDonald Excavating as backhoe operator for many years. He then owned Wilson Excavating "Have Backhoe, Will Travel" was his motto. He also worked for Manchester Pools. He was a former member of the Elmira Moose Club #517, Harry B. Bentley American Legion Post #443 Elmira, and the Elmira Eagles Club #941. George loved his horseshoes and was an avid NASCAR fan with a tremendous love and respect for Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and his trademark #3. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating George's life will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Scott Lowmaster will officiate. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family at 514 Budd Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

DANIEL S. WOLFE, 47 of Ulster RR2, PA died Saturday, November 29, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a 19 month illness. He was born June 17, 1946 in Granville Summit the son of Howard and Alwilda Boyce Wolfe. He was a 1964 graduate of Troy High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and received a Navy Unit Commendation Medial, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He completed 25 years of employment at Masonite Corporation in Wysox in November 1993. He was a member of TOPS 836 and of the Southport Coin Club. Mr. Wolfe is survived by his wife, the former Betty Lou Ling; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Tess Wolfe of Gillett RR 3; son Jason at home; father, Howard and wife, Kathryn Wolfe of Burlington; brothers, Walter Wolfe and friend, Sharon Elliott of Granville Summit, Nelson and Susan Wolfe of Ulster RR 2, Gary Wolfe and friend, Marty Joiner of Burlington,; brother-in-law, Jim Ling of Ulster RR 2; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Northrup of Towanda RR 3, Shirley and John Morgan Jr. of Ulster RR 2, Rose Crane of Ulster RR 2, Amy and Tom Kneebone of Ulster RR 2, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Alwilda Wolfe in 1970. Memorial services are to be held on November 27 at 1 p.m. at the Burlington United Methodist Church with Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church, the Troy Fire Department of the American Cancer Society. –Troy Gazette-Register

JAMES ROLAND WOLFE, 62 of the Page Manor, 502 Church St., Athens died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at his home. Born Aug. 1, 1939 in Sayre he was a son of the late Dayton and Martha Lavinia Hite Wolfe. James was formerly employed by the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Harrisburg, Pa. and the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Mildred. Surviving are his children, Vickie L. Wolfe of Nichols, N.Y., James R. Wolfe Jr. of Rosedale, Md., Virginia L. Rinehart of Pleasant Valley, Md. and Russell R. Wolfe of West Fairvie, Pa.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Mary Coolbaugh of Greens Landing, Marie Hill of Las Vegas, Nev., Irene Comfort of Orlando, Fla. and Patricia McCormick of Elmira, N.Y. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise McKean in 1984. There are no calling hours or Funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

MAURICE D. WOLFE, 89 of Wetona (Troy RR 3), PA died January 21, 1997 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 23, 1907 in Louisville, KY the son of Louis and Ellnora Spanswick Wolfe. He grew up and was educated in England at Reading Grammar School and Reading College. Later he completed a BSME degree at Pen State. He married Grace Huston of Monroeton in 1930 and for ten years the lived on her family’s farm. During that time he was especially interested in amateur theater and directed and acted in several plays. The after moving to Louisville he did some radio and TV work, some with comedian Foster Brooks. He served in the US Navy from April 1944 to November 1945 as a pharmacist’s mate on the light cruiser USS Dayton in the Pacific area. His ship was an escort to the USS Enterprise and he was able to watch the Japanese surrender to General MacArthur in 1945. He was also in the first group of servicemen to enter Tokyo caring medical supplies for a detachment of Marines. He was chief industrial engineer for many companies, among them Spencer Optical, US Steel, Irvin Air Climate Corp and Overhead Door. He was assistant director of research at Jewish Hospital, St. Louis and a consultant at Catholic Hospital Assn. in Louisville. He taught industrial engineering, supervisor training and time study at the University of Louisville. In 1984 he married Mara Tracy Sargeant. For a number of years they divided their time between their home in Wetona and a Florida vacation home in Destin. He is survived by his wife, Mara; daughters, Betty (John) Lauyans of Louisville, Carol (Jack) Belcheer of Tampa, FL; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Virginia (Andrew) Bayiates of Dedham, MA; stepsons, Paul (Judy) Sargeant of Wetona; Alan (Sharon) Sargeant of Wetona; nine step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Jill Wolfe of Naples, FL and Lee Wolfe, Las Vegas, NV. He was predeceased by his first wife Grace in 1983; son, John; a sister, Bette and brothers, Lawrence, John, Ray and Theodore. Memorial services were scheduled February 1 at 1 p.m. at Wetona United Methodist Church with the Rev. John F. Thomson officiating. Arrangements are made by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to Tri-Township Ambulance Assn., c/o Diane Husted, RR 3, Box 76, Gillett, PA or the Wetona United Methodist Church Building, c/o Bill Smith, RR 2, Box 258, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. (Cremated and no known burial place, per Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. records)

WOOD –LILLIAN M. WOOD BUMP, 73, widow of Alfred Wayne Bump of 32 Watts St., Towanda died Friday morning, June 1, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born Sept. 19, 1927 in Towanda. She was a daughter of the late States and Bessie Sherman Wood. Lillian was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1945. In early years she was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Co. in Towanda. On Feb. 8, 1946, Lillian married Alfred Wayne Bump in Towanda. She loved baby sitting and baby sitting her grandchildren as well as many others. Lillian was known as "Nanny" to many. Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne A. and Betty Bump of Monroeton and David W. and Martha Bump of Towanda; daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy A. and Robert Coveney of Towanda and Nancy J. and Richard Johnson of Towanda; six grandchildren and their spouses, Margaret and Daniel Lane, Scott and Jennifer Bump, Tammy and Randy McAdoo, Michael Coveney, Charles Coveney and Richie Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Ashley McAdoo, Jennifer McAdoo, Austin Lane and Ethel Lane; a sister, Barbara McGroarty of LeRaysville; two brothers, State Wood of Manchester, Conn. and Dale Wood of Towanda RR 3; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred W. Bump on Sept. 19, 1989; two brothers, Richard and Wayne Wood and a sister, Harriet Murphy. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening, June 4, 2001 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide its own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Lingles Town Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. in Lillian Wood Bump’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD E. WRIGHT, 65 died October 15, 2002. He was the son of Chauncey D. and Bertha (Holton) Wright, Gillett, PA. Mr. Wright attended the Gillett Elementary School before moving to Pulaski, NY. He retired after 38 years with General Electric Corp. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Georgiana Lewis; daughter, Laura; sons, Charles and Scott; sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Fred A. Pierce) Pine City, NY, Jane (Mrs. Lavern) Alexander, Elmira Heights, NY, Frances (Mrs. Donald) Shaffer, Rome, PA; brothers, Mrs. and Mrs. Walter (Polly) Wright, Troy, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. H. Donald (Betty) Wright, Elmira, NY, Albert Wright, Glen Aubrey, NY; sister-in-law, Catherine Wright, (wife of the late Chauncey Wright) of Horseheads, NY. Burial was in Daysville Cemetery, Pulaski, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel

YOUNG –JEANETTE C. JOHNSON, 62 of RR, Terry Township, Wyalusing died Wednesday, June 24, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a lingering illness. Born Aug. 19, 1929 in Laceyville, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Helen Benninger Young. She was a lifelong resident of the Bradford and Wyoming County area. She attended the Faith Baptist Church of Terrytown. She left surviving five sons; William of Wyalusing, Todd of Waukeegan, Ill., Mark of Sylvara, Pa., Brian of Kenosha, Wisc. And Clark of Wyalusing; one daughter, Jody Johnson of Paoli, Pa.; three sisters; Mrs. Beatrice Johnson, Mrs. Iva Johnson and Mrs. Armeta God all of Terrytown; one brother, Edmund Young of Meshoppen, Pa. and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lena Young and Violet Williams and two brothers, Duane and Alfred Young. The funeral service will be held in the Faith Baptist Church in Terrytown, Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Wentz, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Jersey Hill cemetery, Jersey Hill, Wyoming County, Pa. Friends and family are invited to call Friday, June 26 for 7-9 p.m. at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, Church St., Wyalusing and Saturday, June 27 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the Faith Baptist Church in Terrytown. –Towanda Daily Review

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