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James H. CEASE. The death of James H. Cease occurred at his home on Railroad street, Saturday, April 7th, from general debility, alhough his sickness when he was confined to the bed about a week ago, was heart failure. Mr. Cease was born in Schoharie county, N.Y., January 17th, 1834. He was first married to Eliza Palmer in 1858, by whom he had three children. Two survive: Mrs. Clarence Palmer and Lilley Cease of this place. He enlisted in the Union army in 1864 in the 50th New York Engineer Corps, and served until the close of the war. Mr. Cease was married the second time to Mrs. Mary Clifton, who survives him. He united with the Church of Christ at Alba when a young man, and later with that church in Troy. The funeral was held at the church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Gordinier, and the G.A.R. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1900
CEASE Lilley A-Aged 90, lifelong resident and respected farmer of Troy Township, died Friday, Dec 17, 1948. Survived by wife, Ruth Porter Cease; daughters, Margaret at home, Mrs. Mary Brancan of Endicott; sons, Ray of Shunk, James at home, John of Canton; two grandchildren. He was a member of Trojan Lodge, No 306, F and A M. Funeral Tuesday at 2 pm at the family home. Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating with burial in Glenwood cemetery.
CEASE, MARGARET, Margaret Cease, 84, of the Bradford County Manor, died January 21, 1987. She was born February 20, 1902 in Troy Township, the daughter of Lilley and Ruth Porter Cease. She was a member of the Troy Grange #182, and a lifelong resident of Troy Township. Surviving are a brother, Ray Cease in the Bradford County Manor; nephew, Richard L. Cease of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads; niece, Patricia Rooney of Elmira; several grand nieces and nephews; several great-grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. (TGR Jan. 29, 1987)
CEASE Mary age 69, of RD 2, Troy, Pa., Sunday, July 30, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.Funeral and committal service there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev Robert Stewart. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Survived by sister Miss Margaret Cease of Troy, RD 2, brothers James Cease of Troy and Ray Cease of Canton, one niece Mrs. Patricia Spencer of Horseheads; one nepbew Richard Cease of Horseheads. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, a Registered Nurse before her illness and was a lifelong resident of the Troy area.
MERLE CHAAPEL, 71, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away, Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. Merle was born Dec. 2, 1947 in Elmira, New York, to the late Roy and Alma (Colton) Chaapel. He attended Troy High School and was a graduate of the class of 1965. Upon graduating Merle enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served in Vietnam. On July 19, 1969 he married the love of his life, Judy Blackwell at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Troy. They were blessed to have celebrated 50 years together and raised two children. Merle was employed by Troy Borough Water and Sewer Authority for nearly 26 years until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of the Troy Vets Club VFW Post 8675 and American Legion Post 49, Troy Masonic Lodge 306, Sundowner’s Club on Armenia Mountain, and served as a board member on Bradford County Sanitation Committee. Merle enjoyed the outdoors, especially his work on his yard and around the house. Most important were the times spent with his family, friends and watching and going to Nascar races. Besides his parents, Merle was predeceased by his brothers, Russell, Martin and Roy Jr. “Chick” Chaapel and a sister, Joanna Chapman. He is survived by his wife, Judy Chaapel; his daughter, Kimberly Chaapel; his son, Ryan (Danika) Chaapel all of Troy; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Olivia Chaapel; two step-grandchildren, Takoda and Walker Kelley; three siblings, Richard Chaapel of Elmira, New York, Ernest (Norma) Chaapel of Coryland and Paul “Pappy” Chaapel of Troy; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A memorial service to honor Merle’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, PA with Reverend Kenneth Marple officiating and full military honors presented. Burial will be private in Troy’s Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Merle’s name to the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, PA or the Troy Vets Club,1 Veterans Drive, Troy, PA. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton, is assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/24/2019
CHAMBERLAIN - POWERS, BELLE F., Services were held June 13 for Belle F.Powers, 96, Sycamore Manor, Montoursville, formerly of Troy. Rev. Linda Leibhart officiated at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home. Mrs. Powers died June 9, 1984 at Sycamore Manor. She was born Sept. 22, 1887, daughter of William and Minnie Hayden Chamberlain. She was a 1907 graduate of Troy High School, worked for an insurance company, then a grocery store, and then went to Robert Packer Hospital to become a nurse. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy. She is survived by a close friend, Julia Dunbar, Troy. She was preceded in death by her husband George Powers, sisters Leila C. Foote and Arline H. Foote. (TGR June 14, 1984)
CHAMBERLAIN, REXFORD, (SRGP 02816) Rexford H. Chamberlain, 78, RD3, Mansfield, died September 3, 1986 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born October 27, 1907 in Sylvania, the son of Henry and Bessie Smith Chamberlain. He resided in Mainesburg his entire life where he was a farmer and a retired school bus driver. He was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by son, Reid Chamberlain of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Sylvia) Wilcox with whom he resided since his wife Grace, died in 1982; one sister, Betty Earle Chilson of Troy; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two uncles; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Russell in 1960. Funeral services were held September 7 at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with Rev. Win Green officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Donations in his memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance. (TGR Sept. 11, 1986)
CHAMBERLAIN - RUSSELL H. CHAMBERLAIN, (SRGP 02852) 18, of Mansfield RD 1 died Saturday, June 25, 1960. He is survived by his wife, Lois Chamberlain; daughter, Louann, at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rexford Chamberlain of Mainesburg; sister, Mrs. Theodore Wilcox of Covington; brother, Reed of Troy and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Harry Tice of Troy. Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 am, the Rev. Gene Callihan officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.
CHAMBERLAIN, Thomas A- (SRGP 06846) Troy, April 9(1946) -aged 91, of Mainesburg died this Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock at his home. He is survived by four sons, Henry of Mansfield, Harry of Miami, Fla, Earl of Ulysses, Pa. Ernest of Mainesburg; a daughter, Mrs. Abel Ashley of Mainesburg; a brother, Fred of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Aldreda Everett of Elmira; 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
CHAPMAN - CLEOTA FURMAN
Cleota "Coty" M. Furman, age 68, of Troy, PA died Friday, May 22, 1998 at Roswell Park Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a year-long battle with cancer. Mrs. Furman was born on September 27, 1929 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, a daughter of Ralph L. and LaVina M. (Kobbe) Chapman. Mrs. Furman had been a caregiver for elderly people for many years. Mrs. Furman is survived by her husband, Walter P. Furman Jr.; her mother, LaVina Chapman; daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Gunning of Jacksonville, FL. Ruth and Fred Coxhead of Liberty, PA, Rita and Larry Inman of Gillett, PA, Roxanne and John Sizemore of Baltimore, MD; sons and their girlfriends, Ronald (Kathy) Sayman of Caconia, NY and Ralph (Linda) Sayman of Troy, PA; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Beverly Chapman of Fultonville, NY, Kenneth and Jane Chapman, John and Mary Jane Chapman, Victor and Patricia Chapman, all of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce and Leon Bradford of Mainesburg, PA and Eleanor Jennings of Troy. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Louise Weed. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 26 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, May 28, 1998)
CHACE –FANNIE E. CRANDLE, 88, died Sunday, October 20, 1996 at Laurel, MD where she was being cared for by her granddaughter Robin Digiacomo and good friend Jan Carmen. She lived most of her life in Troy, PA. She was born May 2, 1908 in Springfield Township, the daughter of the late George W. and Lizzie Watkins Chace. Fannie was a cook in the Troy area for over 40 years. She was a member of Troy American Legion Auxiliary Post 49. She is survived by sons of a former marriage and their wives, Max and Ruth Bailey of Columbus, OH and Harlan and Dawn Bailey, Casper, WY; daughter and son-in-law, Jennie Lou and Robert Mintz of Pass Christian, MS; a son and daughter-in-law, James C. Jr. and Marjorie Crandle of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Lloyd Porter, Havasu City, AZ; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James C. Crandle Sr., in 1967. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, on October 22 with the Rev. James Barrett officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. –Troy Gazette-Register.
CHAMBERLAIN –LILLIAN C. LARCOM, 79, of Millville RD 2, formerly of
East Troy, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1986 at the Bloomsburg Hospital, shortly
after she was admitted. Born June 18, 1906 in East Smithfield she was the
daughter of Arthur and Maggie Campbell Chamberlain. For most of her life,
she resided in east Troy. She was a member of the East Troy United
Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge, the Millville Garden Club and the Senior
Citizens Club. Her husband, Ivan E. Larcom
Predeceased her on March 17, 1964. She is survived by sons, Stewart Chamberlain of Bensalem, Pa., Ivan Larcom, Jr. of Canton; daughters, Mrs. James (Marlene) DeVoe of Millville, Maxine McCormick of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandsons; three brothers, George Chamberlain, Warren Chamberlain and Arthur Chamberlain, all of Burlington; two sisters, Clara Hewitt of Millerton and Mrs. Minnie Crandell of Troy. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the East Troy United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Scott Temple of the New Testament Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. –Towanda Daily review.
CHAMBERLAIN –MRS. MARY CHAMBERLAIN REED of Troy RD 3 died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1967 at Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, the Maxwell Chapter Order of Eastern Starr and the Columbia Grange. She is survived by her husband Charles; three daughters, Miss Dorothy Reed, Miss Shirley Reed and Mrs. Sam Hurlburt, all of Troy; one son, Robert of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada; eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Troy Saturday at two o’clock. The Rev. Glen Dewey officiated. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel
CHAMBERLAIN - CRANDELL
Minnie A. Age 97, died very peacefully at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Troy on September 8, 2005 with her daughter-in-law, Lois "Tucker" Crandell by her side. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home immediately following visitation with the Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA.
CHAMBERLAIN –MINNIE A. CRANDELL, 97, died very peacefully at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, Troy, Sept. 8, 2005, with her daughter-in-law by her side. She had lived at Sylvan Ridge for five years. Born on April 2, 1908, she was the daughter of J. Arthur and Maggie Campbell Chamberlain and resided in the Burlington/Troy area all of her life. She had been a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, graduate of E. Smithfield High School and married H. Fay Crandell, who predeceased her in 1968. They had three sons. She was a cook at the Troy Community Hospital for many years and her homemade pies and filled cookies were a specialty all her own. She enjoyed being a member of the Troy Fire Department Auxiliary and helping when she could. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Lois (Tucker) Crandell, Troy; granddaughter, Brenda (Kevin) Johnson, Towanda; six grandsons, Kim, Chris (Julie) and Brian of Troy, Roger (Marianne), Virginia, Robert (Barbie), Columbia Crossroads and Scott (Melissa) Mifflinburg; 12 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Nicole, Bo Tyler, Georgia, Amy Emily, Kristine, Nick, Shaun, Andrea, Kate and Brodie; great-great-grandson, Landon; brother-in-law, Don Packard, Granville Summit; her Sylvan Ridge family; her caring Hospice caregivers; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, “Tink” (Dewaine), “Smokey” (James) and baby Austin; her husband; daughter-in-law, Pat Crandell; brothers and sisters, Art, “Con”, George, Lela Gould, Lillian Larcom and Clara Hewitt; sister-in-law, Louise Crandell Packard. The funeral service was held Sept. 10 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy with Rev. Richard Nogle officiating. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, at the convenience of the family. The family suggests donations be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CHAPPELL Gerald R. Chappell
age 70, of Windmill Hill, Troy, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Crooked Creek, Pa., son of Edith (Rumsey) Chappell. Gerald was a graduate of Troy Area School District and was retired from the Masonite Corporation in Towanda, Pa., where he was employed as supervisor of utilities. He married the former Jo Ann Matthews on May 20, 1962 in Trout Run, Pa., and they celebrated 48 years together. Gerald was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, member and Past Worshipful Master of Trojan Lodge No. 306 F&AM, Troy, Pa., life member and past ambulance driver of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Sylvania Lions Club and past member of the Troy Boro Council. Gerald loved his family and enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting and was proud of building his home on Windmill Hill in 1995. Family and friends are invited to call from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton Street, Troy. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. with Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Surviving are: his wife, Jo Ann Chappell of Troy; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian (Joanne) Chappell of Victor, N.Y.; his daughter, Heather Chappell of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Benjamin, Abbigail and Mitchell Chappell and Jay Adams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Carolyn Chappell of Troy, Lewis and Marcia Chappell of Tioga, Pa.; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stuart and Melinda Matthews of Kernersville, N.C., Sherry Mullen of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Melissa Stump of Clayton, N.C., Marcia and Terry Hughes of Cogan Station, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his donor and special friend Megan (Hurlburt) Johnston, who in 2000 donated a kidney that gave Gerald the gift of life for ten years. Gerald was predeceased by his mother, son Erik Chappell on Sept. 21, 1976; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Arthur Brown; and brother-in-law, Sherman Matthews. Memorial contributions are directed to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD, 20852-3915, Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Troy Baptist Church, 160 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Towanda Daily Review– January 11, 2011
CHILDS George - (Local News) George Childs, for several years an employe of the Troy Cigar Factory, but for some time incapitated by illness, died Wednesday morning at Burlington. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, this boro. TGR 1918
CHILSON, Orpha May Vannoy (SRGP 79358)
Age 92, formerly of East Burlington, PA, died Monday, February 16, 2004, at the Community Hospital in Troy, PA. Born June 25, 1911 in Franklindale, Pa, she was a daughter of the late Leonard W. and Elizabeth (Crane) Chilson. Orpha was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church. Other memberships included: Moose Club, Elks Club, Bradford County Old Timers Association, Eagles, and the Troy Police Auxiliary. She was the Owner and manager of Bono’s Coffee Shop in East Troy. She enjoyed working on ceramics at her home and making knick-knacks and things out of lumber she would get from Pierce’s sawmill. She always tried to keep the Crane family reunion together. She enjoyed her family and friends. Surviving are a brother, Sam Chilson of Mainesburg, Pa; five nieces, Linda ( Daniel) McDonald of Granville Summit, PA, Stella (Leo) Sargent of Mansfield, PA, Nora (Gerald) Walter of Durham, NC, Dora (James) Tice of Mainesburg, PA, Leota McClure of Covington, PA; six nephews; Roger (Edna) Chilson of Covington, PA, Samuel Chilson of Corning, NY, Richard (Cindy) Chilson of Brockport, NY, Martin (Cindy) Chilson, NY, of Riverside, CA, Laurence (Rita) Chilson of Hemet, CA, Bruce (Emily) Chilson of Springfield, MO; five great-nieces, Marilyn McDonald of Granville Summit, PA, Marjorie (John) Carver of Montgomery, PA, Amanda McDonald of Troy, PA, Alice McDonald of Troy, PA, Lydia (Jeremy) Landon of Canton, PA; two great-nephews, Floyd (Maryellen) McDonald of Canton, PA, Arthur McDonald of Troy, PA; and many other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great- nieces and great-great, nephews. Besides her parents, Orpha was also preceded in death by her husband, Bono Vannoy on August 31, 1990; daughter, Marilyn Vannoy on December 11, 1957; three brothers, Harry, Arthur, and Melvin Chilson; two nephews Mahlon and Roy Chilson; and a great-nephew , Bono McDonald. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Thursday, February 19, 2004 from 6 to 8 pm and on Friday 1 to 2 pm. The funeral and committal service will be held there at the conclusion of visitation on Friday at 2pm. The Rev. Jonathan Stanley will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorial donations in Orpha’s name may be directed to Mrs. Linda McDonald, RR1, Box 83, Granville Summit, PA 16926, to be distributed to various charities that have been designated by Orpha.
Age 60, of Troy, PA died Saturday, July 30, 1983. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA Sunday 7-9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Croyle officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Troy Community Hospital. Survived by wife of 40 years Betty Chamberlain Chilson, daughters Mrs. Honey Lewis, Key West, FL, Mrs. Gary (Alice) Milligan, Troy, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, Corey Creek Golf Club and was a barber for 35 years.
Robert B. CHRISTOPHER, age 65 of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2, August 4, 1976. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa. Friday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Troy Community Hospital. Survived by wife, Katherine Miller Christopher; daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Shirley) Morgan of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Harry (Betty Lou) Van Delinder of Millerton, Pa.; one son Robert Dorsey Christopher of Newmanstown, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Ruth) Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunbury, Pa. Charter member and past President of the Sylvania Lions Club and Past Master of Columbia Grange, a member of Canton Moose. Former member of the Troy Fire Dept. and Drill team, member of the Rolling Hills Camping Club and employed at the McClure Motor Company for 17 years.
WILLIAM J. CHRZAN
William J. Chrzan, 62, of Pain Street, Troy, PA died Thursday, April 2, 1994 at home. Mr. Chrzan was born June 3, 1931 in his family home on Paine Street, the son of Frank E. and Margaret Hayes Chrzan. Bill was self-employed as a TV repairman. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the US Army. He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49, the Canton Moose Club No. 429, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Morris Run Legion, Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Deer Crossing Detachment and Company, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Martha ("Mickey"); his children, Alice and Steve Kratz, Clyde and Vicki Gardner, Jane and John Kratz, Denise Thomas, Ann Mosier; 14 grandchildren, John and Michelle Morgan, Talena, Melissa, Brock, Nichole, Jessica, Jerimie, Fred, Becky, Michelle, Steve, Nettie and Billy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Toddy Chrzan and Vince and Erma Chrzan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annabelle and Mike Polly, Ike Stone, Marg and Ernie Krise, Franny and Mike Chopak and Kate Westlake; nieces and nephews; many friends. Predeceasing Bill were his parents; brothers-in-law, Wally Westlake and Ed Stanton and uncle, Howard VanHorn. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 25 with the Rev. John Kratz officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Chrzan family. (TGR, Thursday, April 28, 1994)
CLARK –FLORENCE MAE SMITH, 91, of Dubois, PA and formerly of Canton died Saturday, September 26, 1998 at Dubois Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1907 in Austinville, PA, a daughter of Herman and Margaret Wightman Clark. She was a homemaker and taught for the Troy School District some years ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Mrs. Smith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Patricia Smith of Clearfield, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Erma and John Flanigan of Denver, PA and Elaine and Richard Tira of Montoursville, PA; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Carroll R. Smith, who died in 1977. Also predeceasing her were a daughter, Arlene Smith in 1976 and two brothers, Raymond and Kenneth Clark. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 29 with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.
CLARK - GIESS, Mrs. Nellie Clark-widow of Edward A Giess, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Wednesday, Feb 27, (1946) after an illness of several weeks. She had made her home with Mrs. Mary C Bloom, her sister, in Troy, in recent years. Funeral services were held from the Soper Funeral Home on Friday at 2 pm. with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lawrence Ware, rector of the St Paul’s church of which she was a member, officiated.
RAYMOND H. CLARK, 82, of RR 2, Box 73, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Sunday, December 8, 1996 at home after a long illness. He was born June 25, 1914 in Austinville, PA, the son of the late Herman and Margaret Wightman Clark. He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laura Bolt Clark; son and daughter-in-law, Burdette and Clemence Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Russell Terry of Manheim, PA; grandchildren, Ryan, Jennifer and Nicole Terry of Manheim; a great-grandson, Austin Christopher Terry of Manheim; step-grandchildren, Donald, Tina and Leslie Kisner; sister, Florence Smith of Clearfield, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Clark and a grandson, Chad Michael Terry, in 1986. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 12 with the Rev. David A. Larson officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Services, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.
THOMAS O. CLARK, 47, OF Rochester, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Aug. 16, 2003, in Rochester, N.Y., at age 47. He was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Troy. He is survived by his parents, Owen and Marie Card Clark of Troy; sisters, Cynthia (Steven) Litchfield of Elkador, Iowa, and Dorothy (Kim) Kinsman of Troy; his nieces and nephews, David and Elizabeth Litchfield, and Chelsea, Angela, Leslie and Blair Kinsman; an uncle and aunt, Donald and Doris Clark of Laytonsville, Md.; and several cousins. Thomas graduated from Troy High School in 1973 and received his B.S. degree from grove City College, in Pennsylvania. He taught mathematics in several school districts and most recently was employed by the Sugar Creek Stores in the Rochester area. He attended Brighton Presbyterian Church. A private family service with the Rev. Steven Litchfield officiating will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Those wishing may contribute to the American Diabetes Association, North Canton, Ohio, or the New Tribes Mission, designated for Dan and Diana Shaylor, 100 E. First St., Sanford, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review.
CLARK - Woodford Clark - (1925) aged 67, died yesterday, September 11th, in his Granville home. He had been in usual health until the day of his death when he suffered a shock from which he did not rally. Mr. Clark had been a resident of Granville Center for many years and had been caretaker of the cemetery there. He was a very genial man who will be missed by a large circle of friends. He is survived by four sons-Frank of Troy, Floyd of Elkland, Rex and Leon of Granville, and three daughters - Mrs. Jay Rumsey of Troy, Mrs. Taylor Manley of Towanda, Mrs. Floyd Perry of Granville. The funereal will be held Saturday at two from his late home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy.
CLEVELAND Hazel Meeker
During this holiday season, we give thanks for the time we were blessed enough to spend with Mrs. Hazel G. Meeker, 84, of Mansfield, Pa., who died on Nov. 26, 2012, from The Green Home in Wellsboro. Mrs. Meeker was born on Nov. 13, 1928, in Roseville, Pa., to Mr. Spencer Cleveland and Mrs. Florance (Canfield) Cleveland. A longtime resident of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. Meeker spent her working years at C & K Laundry and Mansfield University before retiring to devote more time to the people and activities she loved. She was a cherished daughter, wife, mother and sister who loved sewing and dancing. Mrs. Meeker is fondly remembered by her family and friends for her giving heart, quick wit and spirited soul. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Colegrove and companion, Frank Sherant, of Arnot; two grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Parker of Arnot and Dana (Julie) Colegrove of Fairfax, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Kaela Parker, Dereck and Nick Seeley; a sister, Jessie Williams of Reading; her companion, Robert Rees of Horseheads, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Meeker of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews. In Heaven Mrs. Meeker joins her beloved husband, Donald; her son, Harland Meeker; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn (Lester) Merriam and Glady (Joe) Thomas; and two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Ivan Meeker and Eldon (Ella) Meeker. Private family services officiated by Pastor Debbie Button will be held at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to the Karaoke and Bingo Fund, c/o Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 28, 2012
CLINE –LEAH M. (CLINE) BRACE, age 100, of Troy, Pa. formerly of Mansfield, Pa. died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002. She was born in Elmira, N.Y. on January 3, 1902, a daughter of the late Dorn and Alonzo Cline. She was educated in the Elmira, N.Y. schools. She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel. She was formerly a Sunday School Teacher in her early years, a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She was the widow of Lewis N. Brace who preceded her in death in March of 1983. Also preceding her was a daughter, Wilma Betty McDonald in November of 1999, four brothers, three sisters, several nieces and nephews. Leah is survived by her daughter, Shirley E. Brace of Troy, Pa.; former sister-in-law, Frances Cline Stone of Horseheads, N.Y.; a nephew John (Betty) Cline of Rochester, N.Y., and many friends of her church family. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 from 10 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service directly following at 11 a.m. The Rev. David McIntire of the Calvary Alliance Chapel will be officiating. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
COBLEIGH FREDA VAN NESS SWEET,
Freda (Cobleigh) 95, of Troy, PA, died on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Troy Hospital. She was the widow of her first husband, the late Jack Van Ness who died on December 25, 1975, and her second husband, Richmond H. Sweet who died on February 14, 2005. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Friday, June 30, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery.
COBLEIGH – FREDA (COBLEIGH) VAN NESS SWEET 95, of Troy, Pa., died on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Troy Hospital. She was the widow of her first husband, the late Jack Van Ness, who died on Dec. 25, 1975, and her second husband, Richmond H. Sweet, who died on Feb. 14, 2005. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service will be held after the viewing at 1 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Freda was born on March 28, 1911, in Dallas, Pa. She was the daughter of the late William and Augusta (Mayer) Cobleigh. Mrs. Sweet worked for the Troy Sylvania Products Co. and later retired from the OSRAM-Sylvania Co. in Towanda. In her early life, Freda was also a farmer’s wife and a school bus driver. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, a 73-year member of the Wysox Rebekah Lodge 1152, and was a member of the Sylvania Woman’s Club and The Sylvania Ladies Aide and in her younger days was very active in the Troy Grange. Mrs. Sweet loved her family more than anything. They include her daughter, Lois “Tucker” Crandell of Troy; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her sister-in-law, Peg Cobleigh of Troy; her daughter-in-law, Linda Van Ness of Canton; and a former daughter-in-law, Glenda Avery of New York; along with several nieces and nephews. Freda was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; her son, William Van Ness, who died in 1984; her son-in-law, Tink Crandell, who died in 2000; her brothers, Ed and Ted Cobleigh; and her sisters, Lelia Broeder and Anne Buckman. Contributions may be made in Freda’s name to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 84, Sylvania, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel
COKE Helen J. SMITH, Horseheads, NY and formerly of Judson Hill, PA, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY after a brief illness. She graduated from troy High School. She was a clerk at S.F. Iszard’s, both in downtown Elmira and Arnot Mall. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads. Mrs. Smith’s family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Terry Arnold of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Brian Arnold at home; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard A. Smith Jr. in 1987; her parents, Grant L. Coke and Pearl Coke Gilbert and her stepfather, Harold M. Gilbert. Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on December 17 with the rev. Bruce Snyder officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA.
COKE - Mrs. Pearl (Coke) Gilbert of 4001 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, formerly of Judson Hill, Pa., on Tuesday, November 16, 1976 at Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Moore and Rev. Don Winters officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
COLE Eldon Age 86, lifelong resident of Troy, PA (Mt. Pisgah), died peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA, and on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the East Troy Baptist Church. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Flowers will be provided by the family. If anyone wishes to make a contribution in Eldon's memory, it may be sent to the East Troy Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, PO Box 21, Troy, PA 16947.
ELDON GEORGE COLE, 86, lifelong resident of Troy (Mt. Pisgah), died peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on January 14, 1919 at the family home on Mount Pisgah and was a son of Frank and Bessie VanHorn Cole. On August 15, 1942, Eldon married Esther Bohlayer. Eldon and Esther celebrated 50 years together, many of which were spent working side by side on the Cole family diary farm on Mount Pisgah. Eldon was a faithful member of East Troy Baptist Church for 75 years where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent. Eldon and Esther met through the Grange and were active in numerous Grange events. Eldon will long be remembered for his singing and his dry sense of humor. He often was a soloist for weddings, church services and special events. He also loved singing tenor in the Cole Brothers Quartet, East Troy Baptist Quartet and in the church choir. When his health prevented him from getting out, he would still share his talent through special “singing phone calls.” Eldon is survived by his daughters, Janet Mattocks and husband, Dale of Columbia Cross Roads and Judy Husted and husband Eric of Ulster (Burlington); sister, Bernice Lewis; brother, CC. Earl Cole; grandchildren, Annette Mattocks Beyer, Mark and Lyle Mattocks, Sarah Husted Kendall and Andrew Husted; 10 great-grandchildren and special nieces, Bonnie Newell Klein and husband, Franklin of Conneaut, Ohio and Beth Newell of Scranton, PA; grandnieces, Naomi Price and Natalie Junker. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther in 1993; brothers, Maxwell, Wilson and F. Marshall Cole. The funeral will be held at the Vickery funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2005, at the East Troy Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at the church immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. If anyone wishes to make a contribution in Eldon’s memory it may be sent to the East Troy Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 21, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
The death of Howard Cole, of East Troy closed the almost eighty chapter of a live record which began in Leona on January 29th, 1840, and ended when he passed to the life eternal on Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, 1919. Howard Cole was the son of Fanning and Caroline Cole, and was one of a family of five sons and one daughter. On Dec. 25, 1884 he was married to Miss Nellie Louise Allen at her home in East Troy, and for the past thirty-three years they have resided at “Robinhurst,” the scene of his death. Although failing health had for a number of years caused apprehension in the minds of his family and friends his death came very unexpectedly. Without marked suffering he quietly breathed his last. God’s finger touched him and he slept “the sleep that knows no waking. He will be greatly missed in the home as well as in the community. His gentlemanly manner and genial personality won for him many friends, who are saddened when they remember that he lives only in memory, that his bodily presence has passed from us, but the spirit lives with God. Accuracy and precision were acteristic of the man. Nowhere was this more in evidence in earlier years to the execution of musical numbers. He was a lover of music. His ability as a director was recognized and at one time Mr. Cole was instructor of four bands—Troy, East Troy, Leona, West Burlington as well as chorister in the M. E. Church for a number of years. On Nov. 7, 1861, he enlisted as a musician in the 53rd Regimental Band. To him was accorded the distinction of playing the cornet when that famous band led in the historic march of Sherman to the sea. He was one of 4 brothers who served their country in the Civil War. After enlisting in ’61, he was discharged Feb. 15, ’62, then re-enlisted Dec. 9, ’63 in the 137th New York, being a member of the band, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 26th Army Corps; and was finally discharged June 12, 1865. Besides his widow he is survived by an adopted son, Dr. Lloyd Gamble Cole, of the Blossburg State Hospital staff. Also, two brothers; William B. of Chicago, who was with him at the time of his death, and F. C. Cole, of Seaford, Del. He was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the official board of that church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at his home on Saturday, October 18th, by his pastor, Rev. C. L. Terrell. His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Glenwood cemetery in Troy in the Cole plot. The G.A.R. attended in a body and conducted services at the grave. TGR 1919
East Troy News) Howard Cole, who has been in poor health for a long time died at his home here Wednesday night. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. Rev. C. L. Terrill will officiate. Rev. Loller of North Towanda a friend of the family will be in attendance. Mr. Cole was 78 years old and is survived by his wife and adopted son, Dr. L. G. Cole of the Blossburg Cottage State Hospital. tgr 1919
LEVI J. COLE, 25, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Levi Jacob was born Aug. 6, 1995, the oldest son of Jacob Cole and Jennifer (Carnwright) Hibbert. He attended Troy Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 2013, where he was nominated the Class Clown. He attended Northern Tier Career Center for computer technology. He was employed by Flynn Energy for a period of time and most recently by Cummings Lumber. Levi was a selfless, patient and kind-hearted person. He always took time to stop and talk to people he knew. His smile lit up the room and he had a contagious laugh. Levi taught people that it was OK to be goofy, but you just needed to do it with confidence. He had a love of music of all genres; you never knew what quirky song he would play next. Levi was also known to hijack any jukebox and play 80’s music all night. He had a very unique creativeness and ingenuity. Those who knew him well will remember his infamous *boop* (If you know, you know), chewch productions, his famous memes, jokes, and unique dance moves. Levi would always lend a listening ear and had a passion to help people the best he could. His love for his family and friends was never-ending. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Jennifer (Chris) Hibbert; father and stepmother, Jacob and Erin (Swezey) Cole; siblings, Logan Cole, Haley Hibbert, Landon Cole and Leah Cole; grandparents, Pat Cole, Marcy Carnwright (Max Norton), Mike and Rita (McHenry) Swezey and Peggi Munkittrick; aunts and uncles, Regan Cole, John (Roxanna) Cole, Rachelle (Dennis) Kinsman, Missy Fiske (Billy Bahr), Will Hibbert, Stephanie (Kevin) Aeppli, Stephan (Erica) Munkittrick, Amy (Dayton) Maxwell and David Swezey; and very Special friends, Mike Ager, Patrick Shults, Jesse Williams, Eddie Carver, Caleb Henson, Dillon Morrison and Gage Mattocks. Levi was predeceased by grandfathers, Ken Carnwright, Larry Cole, William Hibbert and Jimmy Munkittrick; grandma, Charlotte Hibbert; a uncle, Jerimy Fiske; and an infant brother, Wyatt Hibbert. A celebration of Levi’s life will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at the Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. Services will follow with minister John Wile as celebrant. Burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Please abide by CDC regulations wearing masks and social distancing while attending. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Levi’s name may be directed to the Troy Lions Club Christmas Basket Program, P.O. Box 215, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 9/29/3030
COLE -LINDA L. PERRY, age 73, of Horseheads, NY passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Linda was born in Elmira, NY on September 17, 1947, daughter of the late Sherry and Helen (Perkins) Cole. Linda is also predeceased by her husband, Sheldon Perry Sr. in 2018 and brothers, David, Sherry Jr. and Bert Cole. Linda is survived by her sons, Sheldon Jr. (Nikki Preston), Paul (June) and Greg (Stacey) Perry; grandchildren, Autumn, Aaron, Michael, Briana, Morgan and MacKenzi; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Roger (Ruth) and Mark (Susan Buman) Cole; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 11am to 12 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at 12pm. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. PA. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda can be made to theTompkins Corners Community Church in Catlin, NY. Adhering to NYS regulations, the number of guests at one time are limited and all guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/2020
DR. LLOYD G. COLE age 82 of 155 N. Williamson
Road, Blossburg, Pa. at the Blossburg State General Hospital after an extended
illness. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg
Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday, May 25,
1968 at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. George E. Booth. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy,
Pa. Survived by wife, Hazel F. Jennings Cole; several nieces and nephews.
Dr. Cole had retired as Surgeon in Chief of the Blossburg State Hospital after
42 years of service, he also served as Superintendent of the hospital in 1929,
he has been active in the American College of Surgeons since 1924 and was a
diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, member of the American College of
Surgeons of Pennsylvania, New England Assn. of Railway Surgeons, New York
Central Society for the Study of Goiter, American Heart Society, Tioga County
Medical Society and in 1958 received a Gold Statue for his 25 years of work in
the Cancer Society, a past member of the Board of Trustees of Mansfield State
College, member of Troy Blue Lodge No. 306 F&AM; member of Corning
Consistory, member of Binghamton Shrine, member of the Tioga County Shrine Club
and the Blossburg Rosary, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Blossburg.
–Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1968
COLEMAN - MOLLIE BEARDSLEE
Death of Mrs. Amanda Comfort.
Mrs. Amanda Comfort was born January 25th, 1837, in South Port twp., Chemung Co., N.Y. Nearly all her life her home was with her brother, T. M. Comfort, of Troy. For years she was a member of the Baptist church of Wellsburg, N.Y. In Troy she joined the M. E. church, of which she was a member until death. On Saturday Dec. 6th, she stepped from the front door of her brother’s home and fell, fracturing her left limb at the knee. On Monday inflammation of one lung developed and after intense suffering she died Friday morning at one o’clock. The brother, T. M. Comfort and two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Thompson, near Corning, N.Y., and Polly Smith of Carpenter, Pa. survive her. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. E. Hall officiating. TGR 1902 (Deaths says she was single.)
COMFORT – KATHERINE G. (COMFORT) SCOTT, 82 a lifelong resident of the Canton area went home to be with the Lord, November 18, 1996 after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born June 11, 1914 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of William and Elsie (Kinney) Comfort. She was raised in Canton, was a graduate of Canton High School as well as the Elmira School of Commerce. Through the course of her career she worked at various places such as Canford Manufacturing and Crowe Nursing Home, learning that for her the most spiritually rewarding jobs were in the health care profession. As a nurse’s aide she gave of herself in the care of newborn babies at Arnot Ogden Hospital’s Neonatal Department as well as caring for the aged at Dar-Way Nursing Home, from which she retired in 1976. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and was a past member of the Troy Senior Citizens. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Marilyn Scott, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roydon Parrish, Estella, Pa.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous cousins throughout the Northern Tier. She was predeceased in 1977 by her beloved husband, Merritt, whom she married on September 24, 1936. Services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Donald Rockwell pastor of the Fassett Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests that contributions in Mrs. Scott’s name may be made either to the First Baptist Church of Canton Building Fund, or the Canton War Memorial Pool Save the Pool Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THOMAS COMFORT, one of Troy’s oldest residends died Feb. 20, 1939 at the home of his son in Johnson City, NY. He was born in Wellsburg in 1847. Coming To Troy he entered the employ of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, left it to operate a planing mill just off from East Main Street and was one of five original RFD Carriers out of the Troy Post Offices. – Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 2/21/2019 (80 years Ago-1939) (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA)
Miss Anna COMPTON (SRGP 08542)
Died in her home in the Davison Apartment at 8 o’clock last Friday evening, July 11, 1941, following an illness of but a few hours. She was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, May 13, 1860, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Louise Ruggles Compton. On November, 1902, she went to Kenya Colony, British East Africa, as a Missionary and remained there for 18 months, returning because of impaired health. The Misses Fowler, who went out with her, died with the year. Miss Compton attended the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, for a year before going to Africa. For many years, she conducted a mission at Snedekerville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Os-co-hu Chapter, D. A. R.
She is survived by a sister, Mr. F. B. Pomeroy, Troy, and two brothers, F. B. Compton, Bethlehem. The funeral was held at 10 lasts Monday morning at the home of Mrs. Pomeroy. Rev. Philip Furst officiated and burial was in Glenwood cemetery, Troy.
COMPTON Daniel - Long Time Resident of Troy Dead.
Daniel Compton, whose life had hung in the balance for more than two weeks, expired at his home Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 1912. Mr. Compton was a native of Wells township. He was born August 8, 1835. He was a soldier of the Civil war for a year and a half, rising from the ranks of a lieutenancy. After the war he formed a partnership with E. Frank Lilley in the wagon business in this boro which continued until their retirement from business on account of advancing age about a year ago. Mr. Compton was a good soldier and an honest business man and a devoted member of the Presbyterian church to which he had long belonged. He is survived by his widow and five children: F. Burt Compton, who is a prominent merchant of Tamaqua, Harry, a merchant of Hazleton, Mrs. Frank Price and Mrs. F. B. Pomery, and Miss Anna, of Troy. Also three brothers survive, Theodore, of Merrill, Wis., and Orville, of Lincoln, Neb; Stephen of Horseheads, N. Y.
The funeral was held at the home at 2 yesterday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1912
COMPTON –JEAN L. JONES, age 89, of Prospect Street, Troy, PA, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 8, 2017 at home. Jean was born in Dunmore, PA on February 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Theodore and Jennie (Gromlich) Compton. She and Donald A. Jones were married on February 21, 1948 in Scranton, PA and just recently celebrated 69 years together. Jean was previously employed at the Clarks Summit State Hospital as a telephone operator, and during WWII worked as an operator. Jean also owned JLJ Company, in Troy, PA, which distributed advertising materials. Jean enjoyed playing bridge, collecting dolls, and traveling with her husband, Don. She was an avid bowler and could always be found baking and cooking for her family who she loved and adored, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Jones of Troy; son, Donald A. (Dawn) Jones of Clarks Summit, PA; daughter, Debi Hays of Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren, Dylan Hays, Beau Hays, Bryan Jones, Carly Hays and Justin Jones; five great grandchildren; brother, Harold Compton, of Clarks Summit, PA; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 PM to 2 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Jean’s funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Joshua Davensizer of the Troy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway 220, Ulster, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/11/2017
COMSTOCK Margaret C. "Peg" Vaow
96, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda and Monroe Township, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. "Peg" as she was known by her family and friends was born Sept. 8, 1916 in Carbondale, Pa., the daughter of Ira and Carrie Bigelow Comstock. On Sept. 9, 1933 she married Fred C. Vaow in Skinners Eddy, Pa. Peg was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367 in Towanda. She is survived by her son Dale Vaow of Glendale, Ariz.; daughters Donna Robinson of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa. and Dixie (Edward) Dickerson of Riddle, Oregon; sister-in-law Mary Comstock of Easton, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Fred C. Vaow, on Oct. 5, 1997; son and daughter-in-law Delbert R. Vaow Sr. and Norma Vaow; daughter and son-in-law Delta Lamphere and John Lamphere; son-in-law Leon Robinson and granddaughter Leah Robinson Rumsey. Abiding with Margaret's request there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church in Margaret C. Vaow's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Vaow Family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review - October 9, 2012
CONGDON –ONA LOU (CONGDON) PATTERSON age 75, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at home. She was born October 5, 1941 to the late Bert and Louise (Tears) Congdon. Ona Lou married John Patterson in 1965 and they shared 22 years together until he passed away October 27, 1987. Together they worked their dairy farm in Checkerville, enjoyed square dancing, their card clubs, weekends at Mormon Lake and traveling. Ona Lou had visited all 50 states, having seen 35 before she was 6 years old, as well as coast to coast of Canada, Australia, Fiji Islands and Mexico. She enjoyed spending part of her winters in St. Petersburg, FL. She also was a 60 year member of Fassett Grange #1567 and an avid fan of Jeff Gordon and country music with Johnny Cash being her favorite. Ona Lou is survived by her daughter, Johnna Lou (Jim) Blake, step-son, Richard (Nancy) Patterson; grandsons, Andrew (Mary), Kevin (Mary), John, Aaron (Brittney); granddaughter, Jessica (Jacobb); sister-in-law, Lois Patterson; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special niece, Donna R. Strong. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edgar; sisters, Pauline (Bert) Avery and Marie (Lynn) Updike; and brother-in-law, Lester Patterson. Friends and family are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial to immediately follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA where she will be laid to rest with her beloved John. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/30/2017
CONRAD Charles-The failure of Charles Conrad to appear at the William Penn Restaurant for his meals led to an investigation by Mrs. Edith Rathbun and Mrs. Madeline Cady and the discovery of his body Tuesday evening in his home in Redington Row. He had last appeared in the William Penn Restaurant for the Saturday evening meal and the condition of his body indicates that he had been dead for at least two days. In his prime, Mr. Conrad was an expert hunter and fisherman, very fond of the out-of-doors. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and its sexton for many years. He was employed by the late Mrs. Annie P Holcombe and following her death by Herbert D Holcombe at “The Elms” until a few months ago. Mr. Conrad was 73 years old. There are no near relatives. A cousin, Catherine Conrad, Phila. And Mrs. Henry Ludwig and family, Cogan Station are the nearest kin. The funeral was held at 4 pm Wednesday with Rev. S D Regester. Burial in Glenwood cemetery.
COOK –LORENA ELEANOR BEACH, 81, Granville Summit RR 1, formerly of
Covington, PA died, March 11, 1996 at her home. Born Lorena Cook on July
26, 1914 in Elmira, NY, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Clarence and Roda
Blauvelt. Mrs. Beach was a member of the West Franklin Mennonite Church
and was a former member of the Covington Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed
quilting, crocheting and working with crafts. Surviving are two sons and
daughters-in-law, Robert and Julia Beach, Granville Summit, RR 1 and James and
Rose Oldroyd, N. Fort Meyers, FL; two step-sons, Donald Beach, Aurora, CO and
Louis Beach, Columbia Cross Roads; eight grandchildren and several
step-grandchildren. Mrs. Beach was preceded in death by her husband
Raymond, December 16, 1980. The funeral and committal service will be
held March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton
with the Rev. Richard Martin, her pastor and the Rev. David Weaver,
officiating. Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery, troy.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the
funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials may
be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Beach’s memory. –Canton Independent
COOKE, ARLAND B., (SRGP 14237) Private services for Arland B. Cooke, 72, Troy, were held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Cooke died Saturday, June 30, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1911, in Rutland, Pa., the son of Otis and Lettie Seeley Cooke. He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Troy Lions’ Club. He was a very active Mason, belonging to the following groups; Trojan Masonic Lodge 306 F & AM, Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261, Towanda Scottish Rite, Northern Commandery 16, Knights Templar Towanda, Williamsport Consistory. He was also a member of the Pedigraft Club, Sayre. Arland was an avid traveler and enjoyed photography. He has a keen interest in history and geography. Mr. Cooke was a pharmacist owning and operating Cooke’s Drug Store in Troy for 43 years until his retirement in 1975. He ia survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Brown Cooke; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Judy Cooke, Queensland, Australia and James and Joanne Cooke, Fort Meade, Maryland; grandson, Christopher; granddaughters, Jamie Lee and Katie Lou; sisters, Erma Crumm, Millerton, Evelyn Guardino, Elmira; brother, Rexford, Westfield; sister-in-law, Anne, Louisianna; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. (TGR July 5, 1984)
DONALD A. COOKE, 67, Troy, died at home on May 4, 2005. Born in Blairstown, NJ, on March 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth Cooke. He graduated from Blairstown High School and was a self-employed farmer. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Eat Troy Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing and often joked with others. He was a loving husband and grandfather. Surviving are his sons, Jeffrey D. (Paula) Cooke, Port Richey, FL; Stephen P. (Trena Jennings) Cooke, East Troy; daughters, Cynthia A. C. Bruce (Troy) and Kristen C. (Daniel) Van Why, Buskill, PA; brother, Robert Cooke of Virginia; sisters, Adonis Dean and Elizabeth Shotwell, both of Blairstown, NJ; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia A. (Fish) Cooke and a brother, Edward Cooke. Funeral services were held May 9th at the East Troy Baptist Church, Troy, with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Norman L. Fish, RR2, Box 2200, East Stroudsburg, PA to help defray the cost of the funeral expenses. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gerald Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
COONS –GERTRUDE MAY (COONS) GREENOUGH, age 91, of Granville Summit, was called home by the Lord after a lengthy stay at Memorial Skilled Nursing in Towanda on Saturday, August 27, 2005. She was born in Canton on November 17, 1913, the daughter of the late Ira and Laura (Clark) Coons. As a young lady she met a young widower, Alfred VanNoy, who had twin sons, Carlyle and Kenneth. They were married September 8, 1930 and shared 26 years of married life and had 2 daughters, Sharlene and Doris. She shared every aspect of farming; loved gardening, growing flowers, sewing, knitting and loved cooking and baking. She enjoyed trips to Canada to go fishing and enjoyed her grandchildren. After Alfred’s passing in 1956 she worked at the East Troy Diner until she got a job at S.F. Iszard’s in Elmira. She worked there for 15 years until her retirement. She was married to John Elvidge from 1989-70 until his passing, and was married to Lawrence Greenough from 1976-1987 until his passing. Mrs. Greenough was a member of the Ladies of Rebekah for over 60 years. She attended functions at Hillcrest Senior Center for many years. She was baptized in the Church of Christ in Canton and attended churches in East Troy, Granville, Hollenback and services at Skilled Nursing. Gertrude is survived by daughters; Sharlene Colton of Granville Summit and Doris (Lloyd) Crawford of Sugar Run, step-daughters, Joyce Bixby of Mansfield, Audrey (Charles) Randall of Roaring Branch, Kay LeBlanc and Mildred Stahle, both of Troy, Jackie (Carl) Whitehead of Leraysville, step-sons, William (Norma) Elvidge of Troy and Gary Elvidge; grandchildren, Michael (Dara) Lee) Colton, Davis (Bonnie) Colton, Samuel (Renee) Colton, Jr., G. Catherine (Horace) Martin, Angelina (Steven) Slotter, Dawn (Thomas) Linn, Alfred (Dawn) Crawford, Todd (Kathy) Crawford, adopted granddaughter, Latisha Crawford, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous step families; a nephew Charles (Dorothy) Morter, a niece JoAnn (Joe) Chaapel. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Alfred VanNoy, John Elvidge and Lawrence Greenough, sister Hilda Henderson, brother, Ernest Coons, step-sons and wives Carlyle (Eloise) VanNoy and Kenneth (Gladys) VanNoy. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Thursday, September 1, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following viewing at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Granville Center Church of Christ, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA or to Towanda Memorial’s Skilled Nursing, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
COREY, David LaRue, Age 62, of Rochester, May 1966. Funeral was held in Rochester. Committal service will be held Monday at 11 am in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA, the Rev. C. E. DePew officiating. Survived by wife, Helen; mother, Mrs. Edith Canedy of Troy; brother, James E. Corey of Akron, Ohio; niece, Mrs. Paul Koskey of Akron, Ohio. He was employed by the Electric and Gas Co. in Rochester for the past 35 years; attended the Troy schools.
COREY –DEETTA COREY JUDSON, 92, (SRGP 28754) of Columbia Cross Roads, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1986 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1894 in Gillett, the daughter of Harry B. and Maria Pettingell Corey. Mrs. Judson was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where she was a former organist and a member of the W.S.C.S. She was a life member of the Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter No. 233 and a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club. She was formerly employed with the Columbia Cross Roads Post Office. She is survived by a son, Loren Judson of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Sara Esch of Gillett RD, Leora Newman of North Fort Myers, Fla. And Leola Henry of Pueblo, Colorado. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Judson in 1966 and son LaRue (Red) Judson in 1981. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Columbia cross Roads United Methodist Church. The Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233 will hold a memorial service for their late sister on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
GEORGE L. COREY (SRGP 65275)
George L. Corey, 56, of Troy RR 3, died Friday, November 20, 1992. He was born January 25, 1936 in Elmira, NY, the son of Harry and Marie Watkins Corey Sr. He was a graduate of Troy High School. Mr. Corey was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where he sang in the choir. He was a farmer and was also formerly employed with Troy Agway and the Paper Magic Company in Troy. He was a member of the Sylvania Lions Club and member of Troy Grange No. 182. Mr. Corey is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Shellie Corey of El Centro, CA, David and Brenda Corey of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, JoEllen and Andreas Gruver of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Jonathon, Rebekah, Jennifer, Miriam and Julie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Leslie Schell of Susquehanna, PA, Patricia Shoemaker of Elmira, Barbara and Phillip Lockwood of Dallas, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Donna Corey Jr. of Granville Summit; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice L. Corey, in September, 1989. Funeral services were held November 25 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Guy Camp officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Clinic Nurse Scholarship Program, Sayre, PA 18840. (TGR, Thursday, December 3, 1992)
COREY - HARRY B. COREY, (SRGP 28755) TROY ATTORNEY, SUMMONED Troy, Dec 1. Pneumonia contracted only a few days ago caused the death Monday evening of Attorney Harry B. Corey , aged 63,one of Troy's best known and popular residents. Mr. Corey had been a resident of this sections all his life , having been born near Corrytown. He had been engaged in law here for some time.The decedent is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs Louise Judson, Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs Harry Nice, San Antonia, Texas and Miss Leora Corey, Butler, N.Y. Also one son, Harry of Butler. Arrangements for the funeral have not been announced. The funeral of Harry B. Corey willow held at the family home at Troy, Pa. Saturday n at 2 o'clock. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Harry COREY, Troy RD 3, Succumbs (SRGP 46204)
Harry B. Corey, 76, of Troy RD 3, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1976 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1899 in Gillett, a son of Harry and Maria Pettingill Corey. He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, the 40 and 8 and the Troy American Legion, where he was a past commander in 1960. Mr. Corey was a veteran of World War I. He graduated from Mansfield State College and did graduate work at Cornell University. Mr. Corey taught school at Pennington Seminary in Butler, N.J., and later taught in Savannah, Ga. He also taught school for many years in the East Troy Elementary School. He was a farmer in Fassett and a member of the I.O.O.F. in Gillett. He moved to Troy in 1939 and was a member of the Troy Grange No. 182, the Retired Teachers Association, a past member of the Troy Area School Board and had the National Grange Insurance Agency for the past 16 years. He was also a member of the Troy Ambulance association. His wife, Marie, preceded him in death on May 7, 1975. Mr. Corey is survived by daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Sandra) Schell of Susquehanna, Mrs. Arthur (Patricia) Shoemaker of Elmira, Mrs. Philip (Barbara) Lockwood of Dallas, Texas; sons, Harry B. Corey Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and George LaRue Corey of Troy RD 3; four sisters, Mrs. DeEtta Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Sarah Esch of Bentley Creek, Mrs. Leola Henry of Alamosa, Colo. and Mrs.Leora Newman of Fort Myers, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. form the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, with full military rites. The Rev. Roger Q. Burtner will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
COREY –SARA (COREY) ESCH, 91, died Nov. 15, 1988 at home in Bentley Creek after an extended illness. She was the daughter of a prominent attorney and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Corey of Troy. She was born in Gillett, PA, educated in the Troy schools and Mansfield State College. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Troy and a longtime member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club. She was also a member of Goshenhoppen Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She was a former employee of the Troy Community Hospital. She was predeceased by a brother, Harry B. Corey in 1976 and a sister, DeEtta Judson in 1987 and her husband, William Esch in 1960 who was a former hotel manager. After retiring they moved to Fort Walton Beach, FL where they operated a Tastee Freeze business until his death. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mary E. May in Troy and later in Bentley Creek, PA. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Leora Newman of Fort Myers, FL and Mrs. Leola Henry of Pueblo, CO; five beloved grandchildren: Mrs. John (Carolyn) Friedrich of Pittman, NJ, Mrs. Grant (Pamela) Geiger of Bellevue, NB, Mrs. David (Sara-Jean) Geiger of Gillett, Mr. William R. May of Ulster, PA and Mr. Meredeth May, Colorado Springs, CO; 12 dear great-grandchildren: Christopher and Trudelyn Lanterman, Nathan and Mary Geiger, all of Nebraska, Iris, William and Phuylis May of Ulster, Cory Todd, Brian and Christine May of Colorado, Timothy and Jamie Geiger of Bentley Creek. A funeral service will be held at the Bentley Creek Weslyan Church Friday at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends in the church vestibule from 10-11 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. Kelvin Jones will officiate. In lieu of flowers please give to your favorite charity in her memory. She will be laid to rest in the Corey family plot, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, where many preceding loved ones rest awaiting the resurrection. Funeral arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
CORNELL - Fannie M Cornell (Mrs. Uel C) Porter -(1923) was stricken with pneumonia on Tuesday of last week and expired at her home in Canton street at 8:30 Monday morning, mourned by a large circle of friends. Fannie M Cornell was born in Columbia township Dec 7, 1850, the only daughter of Alva M and Betsy Bullock Cornell. Her first husband was Herbert M Ferguson, who died in 1881. About 1885 she became the wife of Uel C Porter a well-known businessman of Troy who died thirty years ago. A year or two before Mr. Porter’s death she met with an accident while returning from the Troy Fair as a result of which she was able to get about only with the greatest difficulty. She was a Universalist by inheritance and choice and it was largely through her interest and that of Mr. Porter that the Troy church was built. She was also a firm supporter of the W C T U, the meetings of which were often held in her home. A stepdaughter, Mattie Porter McPhail is living in California. She leaves one brother, Albert M Cornell now at Huntington, West Virginia and a foster brother, George Cornell of Corning, NY. The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Herrick, Universalist, of Towanda, officiating, assisted by her neighbor the Rev. Johnstone. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery-Troy.
CORNISH - CORA C. BRONSON
Cora Cornish Bronson, 81, East Troy, died April 1, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Coryland, PA on August 23, 1909, the daughter of the late John and Mary Cornish. Cora was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge No. 462, the Troy VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Union Grange and the Troy Ambulance Association. She drove a Troy Area Schools kindergarten bus for 13 years and enjoyed helping others, baking, Artex painting and ceramics. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jeff Bronson; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Arnold Warden of Monroeton and Myra and Lloyd Cook also of Monroeton; daughters, Marjorie Brotzman of Monroeton and Jean Yard of East Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Dolores Losey of Troy and Edward and Jean Bronson of East Troy; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunbar of Luthers Mills; sister-in-law, Ada Cornish of South Butler, NY; special friend, Sherrill Jennings of Mountain Lake; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father and mother, John and Mary Cornish in 1958; twin sister, Nora Cornish in 1911; sister, Edna Cornish Cleveland in 1986; brothers, Leon Cornish in 1988 and Donald Cornish in 1983; a son-in-law, Keith Yard in 1980. Funeral services were held April 4 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Tim Geiger officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or the Alzheimer's Association. (TGR, Thursday, April 4, 1991)
CORNISH Leon L. Jr.
Age 49, of 1101 Lake St., Elmira, NY, died at home on Sunday, April 5, 2009. Leon was born on April 26, 1959 in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his loving companion of 11 years, Shawna Yerkes; daughter, Gayla (Chris Burbank) Cornish; stepchildren, William and Roseann Yerkes; grandson, Sebastian Burbank; brothers-in-law, David (Tammy) Yerkes, Max (Marleah Kay) Yerkes, Joseph (Tina) Yerkes and Joseph (Brenda) Watson Jr.; companions parents, Joseph (Deborah) Watson Sr.; several nieces and nephews. Leon worked for Jacks Taxi, Totom Taxi, Morris Security and Capabilities of Chemung County. He was a member of the CCEP, run by Commander Charles Slater. He was a loving father and friend. He loved NASCAR and the NY Yankees. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 9, 2009, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Glennwood Cemetery in Troy, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2009
George A. COTE, 82, of Troy, PA died Tuesday, December 31, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital. George was born September 20, 1914 in Springfield, MA, the third youngest of eight children of Alphonse and Marie Cote. He and his wife Wilmadine were married by her father, the Rev. Lawrence R. Doak, at the Church of Christ in Canton. For 30 years George worked as an arms technician with the Springfield Armory. He retired as deputy chief of the Research and Engineering Test Laboratory. Following retirement from the civil service in 1968, the Cotes moved to Troy. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49 as well as other military and police organizations. He was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilmadine (Penny) Cote, a resident of the Bradford County Manor; Dr. Lawrence S. Cote, husband of Dr. Mary Kay Cote of Downingtown, PA, the Rev. Stephen P. Cote, husband of Joyce Cote of Lancaster, PA and Sandra J. Cobb of Allentown, PA; ten grandchildren; three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 4 with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), East Canton Street at Minnequa Avenue, Canton, PA 17724 or Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.
COWL –MARY C. DUNBAR, 84, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, April 7, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born May 23, 1908 in Troy, she was the daughter of James and Mary Phillips Cowl. Mrs. Dunbar was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She was a telephone operator in Troy for many years and was also a seamstress. She was a member of Troy Grange and was a former member of the Dairymen’s League. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Jolley of Orlando, FL. Richard and Patricia Dunbar of Springfield, MA and Tom and Mary Dunbar of Troy; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth Dunbar, in 1959. Memorials services are scheduled April 16 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.
RUSSEL J. COWL
Russel J. Cowl, 86, of Troy died Wednesday, May 20, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 28, 1905 in Columbia Township, the son of Merton and Ada Kennedy Cowl. Mr. Cowl went to school in Columbia Cross Roads and then rode the train to Troy High School until moving to Troy in 1917. At the age of 12 he started working at the Troy Gazette Register for Frank VanKuren, Ralph VanKuren's grandfather. He worked there for 29 years before starting the Cowl Press in 1945. He turned it over to his son, Robert, in 1975. Mr. Cowl was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy where he was a deacon several times as well as the church clerk. He was a member of Troy Boy Scout Troop No. 1, the first troop in the United States, under the leadership of D.F. Pomeroy. He was an active member of Troy Lions for 45 years, having sponsored Robert Cowl, the Rev. C.E. DePew and the Rev. Garry Zuber as members. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cecile Bailey Cowl; a son, Robert Cowl, Troy; granddaughters, Debra and Cynthia Cowl, Troy; nieces-in-law, Mrs. Florence (Deanie) Cowl, Elmira, Joyce Carnright, Florida and Beatrice Avants Troy RR 3; a nephew-in-law, Alden Woodward, Troy RR 3. Funeral services were held May 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 28, 1992)
COWL - HALL, SARA C., Sara C. Hall, 75, of RD1, Troy, died September 13, 1986 at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport following a lingering illness. Born March 19, 1911 in Troy Township, she was the daughter of James and Mary Phillips Cowl. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Virgil L. Hall; daughter, Mrs. R. James (Sara Jo) Smiley of RD2 Towanda; son, James Hall of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads; granddaughters, Mrs. Chris (Shawn Marie) Woodward, Tonyha Helen Smiley; grandson, Adam Hall; sister, Mary Dunbar of Troy; great-grandson, Chris Woodward Jr.; three nephews, several great-nieces and nephews. Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. In the event of rain, services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Divine Providence Hospital Dialysis Unit or the Kidney Foundation. (TGR Sept. 18, 1986)