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Mansfield High School Graduates 1948
1947 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , the gym, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym..
From the 1947 & 1948 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School. This is a junior class listing merged with a senior listing. The 1948 yearbook inlcudes those who graduated from Mansfield. Others marked with J for Junior, may have not graduated or may have graduated from a different school.
Surname First Name Year Spouse
Baldwin June 1948   
Brown Badon 1948  Marian Elbright, Sharon Marr  11058 1930-2003
Brown Marjorie 1948   
Calkins Jack 1948 J  
Clark Audrey 1948  Clifton Ward  10391
Cleveland June 1948   Denton Bailey 72659
Cook Richard 1948  Esther Purvis  11574 1930-2016
Crumb Lois 1948 J   78621
Davey Phyllis 1948    78721
Davis Marion 1948  James Fish
Decker Cleo 1948   Betty Palmer 83453   1930-2012
Estep Leland 1948   
Farrer Thomas 1948    83409 1931-2017
Fowler Kathryn 1948    86464 1930-1997 Arizona
Frost Duane 1948  Lena Kriner  78939
Giorgi Colin 1948   
Hart Elrena 1948  
Hartsock Vivian 1948  Baker 94865 1930-2000 Tioga
Heinrich Donald 1948 Ann Moyer
Jenkins Roberta 1948  
Leach Charles 1948   
Longley Donald 1948 J   32839
Mudge Phyllis 1948 Duane Hart, Chester Barr  00444
Niles Marcile 1948  Faughnam 68544 1930-2014 Swedish Cemetery 
Palmer Audrey 1948 J  Dean Clark 25848
Paris Mary 1948  Lester Copp 51862
Rose Edward 1948 J  
Russell Edward 1948   Jeanette Beach 04325 1931-1988 Arbon Cemetery
Sargent Frances 1948   85253 1927-1980 Oak Hill
Scutt Richard 1948   Arlene Smith 28532 1931-2009 Oakwood
Seeley Ann 1948    08630
Sharp Lawrence 1948 
Shaw Bryce 1948  35854
Shaw Harold 1948 
Smith Geraldine 1948 Arnold Worden 23108
Smith Lorrita 1948  Roy Speidel 05179
Smith Phyllis 1948
Soporowski Leo 1948 
Stephans Lloyd 1948 J
Stilwell Arthur 1948  [2] 02666
Sweely Leigh 1948 13432 1930-2004 Evergreen Cemetery
Thomas Robert 1948 J Nancy Hitchcock 20937
Tomlinson George 1948 84915 1930-2010
Waltz Doris 1948 Burdett Chamberlain 31319 1930-1995 Oakwood Cemetery
Welch Duane 1948 32960
Williams Lyle 1948 Barbara Ann Monro 27027
Woodward Joyce 1948 Richard Baker 68831
Worden Arnold 1948  Geraldine Smith,  Nancy Hitchcock, Doris Losey
Jane Baldwin Badon Brown
Marjorie Brown
BROWN - Rev. Badon Brown, 72, of Aiken, SC, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at Aiken, SC. A man for all seasons, he was best known in Aiken as a hunter and outdoorsman. Yet, prior to coming to Aiken in 1999, he was known as an outstanding preacher who spoke all over the world and was responsible for bringing the gospel message to thousands. He was born Dec. 6, 1930 in Mainesburg to Josephine Nash Brown and Hamilton Wesley Brown. He grew up on a farm in Mansfield, leaving to go to New York City where he graduated Suma Cum Laude from Shelton College, majoring in Greek and Hebrew. He attended Faith Seminary in Philadelphia and Westminster Seminary where he pursued a mater’s degree in theology. His further education included doctoral studies in psychology. All the while he worked as a short-order cook and bus driver in New York, painted houses and later managed a meat packing plant and an interior design studio. He said those jobs were what gave him his “pastor’s heart.” He finished Mansfield Senior High School in 1948 and was the much-loved pastor of Austinville Union Church in Austinville. He was dearly loved by those in whose churches he served [both small and large churches in PA and NJ]. In Michigan he was senior pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Mich., where he founded Southfield Christian School. At that time is was the largest conservative Baptist church in the nation. He was also a founding pastor of Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA. He was a member of the executive board of the Southern Baptist Convention of New Jersey. Rev. Brown was a member of First Baptist Church, North Augusta, Green Boundary Club, Houndslake Country Club, Carolina Star Gun Club, Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association. He was a patron of the Aiken symphony, Aiken Friends of Opera, Aiken Civic Ballet and Aiken Center for the Arts. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Marr Brown; sister, Sheila Crittenden; daughter, Debra Malone; son-in-law, Robert Malone; son, David O. Brown, daughter-in-law, Jane Brown; son, Brian H. Brown; son’s fiancée, Shari Simmontacchi; step-son, Lt. Col. Brian E.M. Johnson, daughter-in-law, Cindy Johnson; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and lots of dear friends. Friends were received on Monday, Oct. 20 at Shellhouse Funeral home. Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Lareau Lindquist, Rev. Dr. Marty Berglung and Rev. Mark Powers officiating. Interment followed at Historic Bethany Cemetery, downtown Aiken. Memorial may be directed to Barnabas International, P.O. Box 11211, Rockford, Ill 61126 or National Rifle Association, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, Fla. 32142-0648. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 22, 2003.  MHS 1948
Audrey Clark June Cleveland Richard Cook
Phyllis Davey Marion Davis Cleo Decker
Decker, Cleo R. (Charley)
Oxford: Cleo R. (Charley) Decker, of Oxford, died peacefully at home with his family around him. He was born on April 24, 1930, a son of the late Fred and Ada (Jones) Decker. On June 21, 1952 in Lambs Creek, PA, he married Betty L. Palmer. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Decker of Oxford; his daughters, Ellen V. Fiero and husband David of Chesapeake, VA, Betty L. Glatzer of Syracuse, UT, and Penny Beebe of Ithaca; his sons, Robert Decker of Syracuse, NY and Michael Decker of Fr. Lauderdale, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Daniel and Cindy Fiero of England, Mark Fiero of Chesapeake, VA, Capri Genung of Ithaca, Elizabeth and Roland Scott of Lancaster, SC, Heather Glatzer of Syracuse, UT, and David Glatzer of Salt Lake City, UT. 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his infant son, Cleo R Decker, Jr.; his son, Charles Frederick Decker of Syracuse, NY; his brothers, Ambrose (Bucky) Decker of Paris, France, and Walter Decker of Scranton, PA; his sisters, Audrey Tomb of Westfield, PA, Dora Rarrich of Horseheads, NY, and Barbara Keegan of Akron, OH. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring in 1968. He also retired from the NYS Department of Labor in 1992. He was a member of Dryden Post #1134, American Legion, Dryden VFW Post 8158, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, NY Chapter #60. He was also a member of Dryden Lodge # 472 F&AM, Dryden Chapter # 250 and a past Patron, and Valley of Binghamton, AASR. He loved to drive around the countryside. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are being provided by the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford.
Published in Ithaca Journal on January 4, 2012
Leland Estep Thomas Farrer
Kathryn BelleFowler
FARRER, Thomas W. Sr. - Thomas W. Farrer, Sr., age 86, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He was born on January 18, 1931 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Phillip W. Farrer and Constance (Kohler) Farrer. Thomas was the husband of the late Iloe C. (Hunter) Farrer, who preceded him in death in 2014. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a driver for Endless Mountains Transportation Authority. He previously worked for Ralph's Service Center, Mansfield Borough Manager for 13 years, Insurance Agent for Prudential Insurance, and for 8 years as an Administrative Assistant for the National Guard in Mansfield, PA,. Thomas was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, the American Legion Post #478 of Mansfield and the Friendship Lodge #247. He was a US Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas W. (Sharlene) Farrer, Jr. of Mansfield; daughters Debra (Robert) Wood of Mansfield, Sally (Fred) McLuckie of Washington, DC, and Mary (James) Delinski of Covington, PA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his faithful canine companion Sophie. He was preceded in death by a son, William; a brother John; and a sister Mary Lou Townsend.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Fire and Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, March 15, 2017

FOWLER, Kathryn Belle [SRGP 86464] – Kathryn Fowler Dillahunty, 66, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997. She was the daughter of Laura Davis Fowler and Henry Fowler. Preceding her in death were her husband, J.B. Dillahunty, and one brother, Robert Fowler. Surviving are two sons, Robert M. Dillahunty of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Ray A. Dillahunty of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Laura Lee Melnick of Corpus Christie, Texas; one brother, John Fowler of Blossburg; one aunt, Marge Haxton of Troy; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one step great-grandchild, several cousins. Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Re., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110. – Wellsboro Gazette, 12 November 1997, p.8

Duane Frost Colin Giorgi Elrena Hart
Vivian Hartsock
Donald Heinrich
Roberta Jenkins

HARTSOCK, Vivian Jean [SRGP 94865] – Vivian H. Baker, 70, of Mansfield RR#1 died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of James and Greta Westover Hartsock. She was employed by Carrisso Insurance Agency and West Motel. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, the Morris Run American Legion Auxiliary,, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsman’s Club and a member and past president of Canoe Camp VFW Post 6757 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Robert; three sons, Jeffrey of Mansfield, Robert of Pennsdale and David of Lyons, NY; one daughter, Bonnie Baker of Allentown; one sister, Phyllis Matteson of Endicott, NY; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial was made at Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 20 September 2000, p.6

Donald E. Heinrich, 73, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born July 1, 1930 in Mansfield, he was the son of Ervin and Laura Lurcock Heinrich. Donald graduated from Mansfield High School and was employed as a milk tester until he enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1948. He was inducted into active military service of the United States with the units of the Pennsylvania National Guard in August, 1950. He completed his service with the National Guard of Pennsylvania and National Guard of the United States in April of 1952. He married Anne Moyer Dec. 31, 1950 and celebrated 53 years of marriage. He worked as a general contractor for many years; and was later employed by the Mansfield Municipal Authority for 10 years. Following retirement he continued to read meters for the Authority. Surviving are his wife, Anne, two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Ronda Heinrich of Covington, Steven and Ruby Heinrich of Jessup; daughter and son-in-law, Jacklyn and William Peele of Clifton Park, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Services will immediately follow the viewing at the funeral home. Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720, American Lung Association of N.E. Pennsylvania, 700 Vine St., Scranton, Pa. 18501, or the American Heart Association, 228 Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Phyllis Marie Mudge d 2021 Marcile Niles 1930-2014
Regina Niles - MHS 1951
Marcile Niles - MHS 1948

Wellsboro Agitator, June 1954
Mansfield Sisters marry Brothers
Nuptial vows were exchanged Saturday, June 12, 1954 at 2:30 o’clock in the Assembly of God Church, Williamsport, PA, when Miss Regina Niles, daughter of Mrs. Mattie Niles and the late Russell Niles of Mansfield, PA RD#3, became the bride of Joseph Faughnan, son of Mrs. & Mrs. John Faughnan, of Grace Street, Williamsport. The Rev. Theodore B. Terry performed the double ring ceremony. The bride wore a white nylon dress with white accessories and white carnations and red rosebud corsage. Miss Reva Niles, the bride’s sister, was maid of honor, and was attired in a blue nylon dress like the brides, with white accessories. Her corsage was pink carnations and pink rosebuds. James H. Hall of Corning, NY, was best man. A wedding supper was served to a few friends and the immediate family at the bride’s home. The bride is a 1951 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. Both bride and groom are employees of Armour Leather Co. in Williamsport. They will live at 528 Arch Street, Williamsport.
Miss Marcile Niles, was married Saturday, June 5, 1954 to Hugh Faughnan in Hope, Arkansas, by J.P. Hawthorn. After a honeymoon through the southwest they will reside in Williamsport. The bride is a 1948 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and was employed before her marriage at Armour Leather Co.

NILES, Marcile - Marcile "Marcie" Faughnan, 83, of Blossburg, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Carleton Home, Wellsboro. Born at home, July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mattie Clark Niles. She retired as custodian from Mansfield University, after 21 years of service. She was a member of Lambs Creek Church. She attended the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg. Marcie loved to bake, and was best known for her delicious brownies and lemon delights. She enjoyed family outings and camping. Marcie never missed her son, Billy driving his race car. Marcie is survived by a daughter, Kathy Pearson of Blossburg; sons, William and wife, Sally Faughnan of Covington, Raymond and wife, Tina Faughnan of Blossburg, David and wife, Lisa Faughnan of Blossburg; sisters, Dorothy "Jeanie" Faughnan of Virginia, Reva and husband, James Hall of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Robert Faughnan in 1965; a brother and three sisters. Friends and family may call Tuesday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will take place at the Swedish Cemetery, Arnot. Memorial donations may be directed to Matthew 25 Food Pantry, or to the Book of Memory, P.O. Box 17, Blossburg, Pa. 16912. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 19, 2014

Edward C. Russell
RUSSELL – Edward C. Russell, Jr., 57, of 41 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1988 following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 31, 1931, in Blossburg, he was a son of Edward C. Sr. and Eleanor Elliott Russell. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. An Army veteran, he served with the 103rd Medical Battalion. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Mansfield State Teachers College and Columbia University. Mr. Russell owned the W.C. Miller Monument Co. in Mansfield, and had been a teacher. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret R. Falk of Millersville and Barbara R. Williams of Kevin John, MD; three nephews and a niece. Funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 23, 1988

Frances Sargent
Richard J. Scutt
SARGENT, Frances M. – Frances M. Burnham, 51, of RD 2, Troy, died Wednesday, January 23, 1980. She was a member of the Troy Grange and Troy Eastern Star. Surviving are: her husband, Jack; daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey [Brenda] Brewer, of RD, Troy, and Linda Burnham at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sargent, Sr., of RD, Mansfield; step grandmother, Mrs. Laura Sargent of Honesdale, PA; two grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Douglas [Ruth] Thomas, Mrs. Joseph [Betty] Thompson, Mrs. Robert [Joan] Heichel, and Mrs. Charles [Joanna] Murphy, all of RD, Mansfield; brothers, William Sargent of Horseheads, NY, Eugene Sargent of Millerton, and Leo, Richard, Frank Jr., Douglas and Robert Sargent, all of RD, Mansfield; sister-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth [Ruth] Powlison, of RD, Wellsboro. Friends were invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Friday, January 25, 1980, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services were held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. The Troy Eastern Star held a Memorial Service Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. – Elmira Star-Gazette, NY, 25 January 1980, Friday, p.20

SWEELY Listed on 04/29/04
                  Leigh C. Age 74, of 20 Park St., Box 13, Tioga, PA, died Wednesday,  April 28, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born March 31, 1930 in Roseville, PA, the son of Fred and Cora Leisenring Sweely. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, after 45 years of service, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tioga, was a member of the Tioga Vol. Fire Dept. for 50 years where he served in numerous positions including Fire Chief, President and Secretary. He was a Forest Fire Warden for over 35 years, founding member of  the Tioga Co. Bass Anglers, served as secretary for Local 313 IEU for numerous years, was a member of the American Legion and Wellsboro Moose, and was an avid sportsman. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son and daughter-in-law, Curtin and Mary Sweely, RD, Lawrenceville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Steve Saunders, Mansfield, PA; grandchildren, Leanne Robbins, Millerton,PA, Kristie Saunders, Mansfield, PA, Donavon Saunders, Mansfield, PA, Michelle Sweely, Elkton, MD; great-grandchildren, Katelynn Robbins, Millerton, PA, Andrew Robbins, Millerton, PA; sister, Marciel Holton, Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Allen; brother, Keith Sweely; and grandson, Mark Saunders. Friends are invited to call at the Tioga Fire Hall, Tioga, PA, Saturday, May 1, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA, where military honors will be accorded. The family respectfully declines flowers.  Memorial donations may be made to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation, 216 N. Bank, P.O. Box139, Chenango Bridge, NY 13745. Arrangements are in care of the KenyonFuneral Home, Elkland, PA.
George Tomlinson
TOMLINSON George R. Tomlinson
age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. George was born November 13, 1930 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Clifford and Reva (McCaslin) Tomlinson. He retired as a supervisor from Armco Steel Co. in 1980. George was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Corey Creek Golf Course Mansfield, a previous member of the Lions Club and a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Those who knew George knew about his athletic background and his love of the game of golf. He played basketball, baseball and football at Mansfield High School. He also played semi-pro basketball with the Mansfield Ravens and football at Alfred University after high school and is one of the first inductees of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. But his real interests were playing golf at Corey Creek where he was club champion a number of times over his many years as a member. George is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven R. and Jolene Tomlinson and son Will of Painted Post, NY, Wayne and Barb Tomlinson and their son Tyler of Chambersburg, PA; a daughter, Marion Daly of KY and granddaughter Rachel Brunozzi of New York City; a brother, Donald Tomlinson of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Delores Vaughn of TN, sister and brother-in-law Barb and Glenn Chamberlain of Elmira, NY. George was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Gordon, Ivan and Gene Tomlinson.  A private family service will be held Saturday morning at St. James Episcopal Church. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette - December 14, 2010    MHS1948
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