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Mansfield High School Graduates 1949
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 1949 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
Baker Walter 1949   85549 1931-2008 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Barden Margaret 1949 Walter Leach Jr.
Benson Ralph “Bud” 1949  
Bohart Betty L. 1949   92262 1931-1980 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Booth Wickham 1949  
Burnham Mary 1949 Doran Hoffman 79956
Bryant Madge A 1949 George Kruse 09485 1931-2003 Oakwood Cemetery
Clark Richard 1949   19193
Cleveland Betty Jean 1949 Ralph Evans 80709 1931-2003 Welsh Settlement
Cleveland Pauline 1949 Whiting
Cleveland Janet L. 1949 VanKeuren 82701
Day  Robert J 1949  
Crumb Lois 1949 Rollier
Donnelly Charles 1949  
Evans Barbara 1949 Bryan Shaw
Farrell William 1949  
Hale Roberta 1949  
Garrison Mary Lou 1949  
Frost Dennis 1949  
Giles Lucille 1949 Clayton Bolt, Delbert Brown 26940 1931-2018 Windfall Cemetery
Hulslander Nellie S 1949   07904 1930-1967 Hulslander Cemetery
Housel Dorothy 1949  
Hemenway Lloyd 1949  
Hutcheson Doris L 1949  
Jones Julia 1949 James Bennett
Johnson Marvin 1949   76019 -2014
Mathers Diane 1949 Wulf
Kent Virginia 1949 Edward Butray
Moyer Anne M 1949 Don Heinrich
McConnell Allan 1949  
Newman Robert 1949   89421
Myers Patricia A 1949 William Fravel
Precit Robert W 1949   Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats
Peffer Julia 1949 Hilton
Putnam Donald 1949  
Purvis Esther 1949 Richard G. Cook
Selleck Edward 1949  
Seeley Doris 1949  
Shelman Hazel 1949  
Sherman Yavoone J 1949 John Conrad
Snyder Paul 1949  
Vanzile James 1949  
Tice  Frank 1949 Onalee Nickerson, Nancy
Swan Onolee 1949 Duane Frost
Soporowski Ernestine 1949 Richard McDermott 95235 1931-2018 Dushore PA
Watson Donald 1949  
Whittaker Gary 1949  
Wilcox Theodore 1949 Sylvia Chamberlain 02850 1938-2008 Whittaker-Jaquish Cemetery
Wellsboro Gazette, October 6, 1999
Mansfield class of 1949 celebrated 50th reunion
Thirty-eight members of the Mansfield High School class of 1949 and their spouses gathered at the Hamilton Club, Morris Run, to celebrate their 50th high school class reunion, on Saturday evening, Sept. 11. The class also met Sunday Sept. 12, for a picnic at Walter Baker’s home in Lambs Creek. Classmates attending were: Janet Cleveland VanKeurren of Rushville, NY; Julia Jones Bennett and Barbara Evans Shaw of Corning, NY; Glenn Chamberlain and Esther Purvis Cook of  Elmira, NY; Beatrice Brucklacher Seymour of Horseheads, NY; Ernestine Soporowski McDermott of Athens; Paul Snyder of Buffalo, NY; Margaret Barden Leach of Selinsgrove; William Farrell of Wellsboro; Marvin Johnson of Omaha, Nev.; Lloyd Hemenway of Deltona, Fla.; Madge Bryant Kruse of Montclair, NJ; James VanZile of Matthews, NC; Frank Tice of Mainesburg; Walter Baker, Lillian Rice Brueilly, Berry Cleveland Evans, Ted Wilcox and Anne Moyer Heinrich of Mansfield.
Walter Baker
BAKER George Walter (SRGP 85549)
George Walter Baker of Williamsport, formerly of Mansfield, died on Monday, October 13, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. Walter was born July 13, 1931 in Batavia, NY, a son of George R. and Mildred (Bennett) Baker. He was a 1949 graduate of Mansfield High School. Walter was the husband of Mary Jane (Emmick) Baker, and would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on November 27th. Walter had worked for Ingersoll - Dresser Rand for 42 years as a welder, retiring in 1993. He attended the Faith Wesleyan Church in Williamsport, PA, and was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Walter enjoyed camping, hunting, snowmobiling, card games, helping his children and friends with carpentry projects on their homes, and traveling. He was well respected and immensely loved by his family who will greatly miss him. Walter is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; children, Walter "Tiger" (Claire) Baker of Lexington, VA, Terri (Paul) Krohn of New Wilmington, PA, James Baker of Montoursville, PA; eight grandchildren, Heather Sowers, Carrie Baker, Elizabeth Baker, Tyler Krohn, Alexandra Krohn, Craig Baker, Brianne Baker and Ryan Baker; two great-grandchildren, Mason Sowers and Julissa Aleia King; a brother, Clarence "John" Baker of Covington, PA; two sisters, Margaretta "Gret" Swezey of Mansfield, PA, and Evelyn Baker of Mystic, CT; several nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by a daughter, Tanya Wennergren in 1994; brother, Harold Baker; and sister, Doris Kenyon. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 17, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, and Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker Street, Williamsport, PA. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Tim Hartzell officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, 61 Memorial Gardens Road, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walter's memory to the Faith Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 1033 Tucker St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/15/2008
Betty Bohart
BOHART - THOMAS, Elizabeth (Betty)
 Age 49, of Mainesburg, Pa, Sunday December 28, 1980 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial Tioga County Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her husband Robert; 3 daughters Mrs. John (Melinda) Fekety of Mainesburg, Mrs. David (Barbara) Brueilly of Fredericksburg, Pa., Mrs. Marvin (Susan) Hall of Mansfield, Pa.; 2 sons William and Brian both at home; brother James Eck of Sayre, Pa.; 2 sisters Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) White of Florida, Mrs. Floyd (Sarah) Williammee of Forest, Pa.; 10 grand-children, several nieces and nephews. She was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of Samuel and Alice Eck Bohart,
Madge Bryant 
Betty Jean Cleveland 

Bryant, Madge Kruse, of  Montclair, NJ, died of February 1, 2003 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Kruse was born in Mansfield, PA and has lived in Montclair for many years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, MI, and a master’s degree in English from the University of Miami. She was a loving mother and the owner of a business that designs and builds exhibits for the national conventions for over forty years. She enjoyed needlepoint, writing children’s stories and reading. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, George Kruse; and four children, Lisa Dannemiller, Candace Gerrety, George Kruse II and Christopher Kruse; a brother Franklin Bryant; a sister Rachelle Kirkland; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kruse was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mildred Bryant, and sibling, Waldo, Dee, Lorraine, and Sylvene. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist of Mansfield with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Funeral services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

April 13, 2003 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  She was born July 20, 1931 in Rexford, PA, the daughter of Harold and Hazel Waters Cleveland.  Betty Jean and her husband Ralph were the retired owners of Ralph's ford in Mansfield, PA.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.  Betty Jean is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ralph; a daughter, Judith Evans of Mansfield, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, John of Sayre, PA, James and Janet of Endwell, NY, Jeffrey and Kathleen of Mansfield, PA; sisters, Connie Heller of Big Flats, NY, Sarah Austin of Horseheads, NY; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, from 6 to 8 PM.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday, at 1:00 PM with rev. Richard Berg, her Pastor, and Rev. Canon Rudolph Vanderhiel officiating.  Burial will be in Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  -Elmira Star Gazette.

Lucille Giles
GILES, Lucille E. - Lucille E. Brown, 86, of Windfall, PA died peacefully on Monday morning, April 30, 2018 at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.  She courageously fought to the end with her beloved family at her side. Lucille Ellen was born June 20, 1931 in Gray Valley near Sylvania, PA, the only daughter of the late Wilson Delos and Hilda (Ripley) Giles.  Lucy married Delbert “Delly” Brown on July 13, 1965.  She was a member of Windfall Methodist Church and later attended the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy. Family always came first in Lucy’s life.  She will be lovingly remembered as the matriarch of the family who kept everything running smoothly.  Lucy enjoyed many interests in her life; favorites included times shared with her children and grandchildren, camping throughout the area and conversations around the campfire with family and friends.  Most recently, for 15 years she enjoyed working and was a great help in establishing Brown’s Pharmacy with locations in Canton and Troy. In addition to Delbert, her husband of 52 years, Lucy is survived by her children; Steve (Connie) Bolt of Mansfield, Richard Bolt of Lebanon County, Bonnie (Charles) Roupp of Blossburg, Roger (Susie) Bolt of Mainesburg, John Brown (Cindy Ridall) of Troy and Tim Brown (Ken Cummings) of Athens, grandchildren; Anne Hubbard, Gabriel Bolt, Jacob Bolt, Travis Bolt, Jenna Basselgia, Chad Roupp, Jamie Bolt, Kimberly (Dave) Root, Michael Bailey, Lauren Ridall and Blaklee Brown, several great grandchildren, three siblings; James “Fay” (Celeste) Giles, Wilson Delos II (Tressa) Giles and Richard (Laura) Giles all of Mill Creek, sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law; Loretta Gustin of Troy, Martha White of Hershey and Richard Thomas of Alba, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; Virginia Thomas, Richard Gustin and Robert White also her father-in-law and mother-in-law; John and Catherine Vivian Brown. Friends are invited to call 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, May 26, at Fellowship Bible Church, Mud Creek Rd, Troy.  Pastor Mark Steckiel will officiate a celebration of Lucy’s life at 11 A.M.  Burial in Windfall Cemetery will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to a charity of one’s choice.  Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2018
Nellie Hulslander

HULSLANDER - Nellie Ayers (Hulslander), age 36 of Mansfield, Pa, RD 3, died on Monday, Sept 18, 1967 at Troy Community Hospital.  Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wed. and Thurs. evenings 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be at the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Raymond Valamont will officiate.  Burial will b in Hulslander Cemetery.  Survived by her husband, Claude F. Ayers; son Donald at home; mother Mrs. Bertha Hulslander, Troy RD 1; sister Mrs. Mary Ludwig, Elmira; brothers Fred, Mainesburg, RD1, Frank and John of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Highway Tabernacle Church.

S. Marvin Johnson 
Founder of two Non-Profits dies
JOHNSON, S. Marvin - S. Marvin Johnson, DMin, died March 28, 2014, after a long battle with esophageal cancer.  He was eighty-two years old. In 1977 he and his wife Joy, founded the Centering Corporation, North America’s oldest and largest bereavement resource center.  Centering was the national emergency grief resource center following the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine shootings, and the attack on the World Trade Center. Locally, Centering Corporation was the grief resource supplier following the Von Maur shooting.  In the last ten years the corporation has supplied over two million books, videos and other tools to caregivers and grievers world-wide. In 2001 the Johnsons, along with their daughter Janet Roberts and former son-in-law Benn Sieff, founded Ted E. Bear Hollow, this area’s center for grieving children. The Hollow presently serves nearly one thousand family members annually and is one of the leading centers in the United States.  The Johnsons were also internationally-known bereavement specialists and conducted workshops and seminars in every state, every province in Canada and in New Zealand. They were awarded the National Compassionate Friends Community Service Award and Omaha Family Service’s Community Service Family of the Year Award. In 2001 Dr. Johnson received Boston University’s School of Theology Alumni of the Year award. “Marv” Johnson grew up in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, as part of Johnson Truck Lines. He learned a lot being a trucker and then when his father’s plane crashed when he was seventeen, taking over the business with his two brothers. Dr. Johnson left the business at age 25 and became an ordained minister of The Christian Church (Disciples). Later he was Clinical Pastoral Supervisor at Clarinda Mental Health Institute in Clarinda, Iowa, prior to coming to Omaha. He is survived by his wife and co-founder, Joy Johnson, author of many grief books and The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12, three daughters and their families, three step-children and their families, which total nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Reception and Party will be held at 2 p.m. on April 2, 2014, at Happy Hollow Country Club. Instead of flowers, the family requests friends contribute to and become part of the new Dr. Marvin and Joy Johnson Foundation at Centering Corporation. The new foundation will provide resources to schools which have experienced suicides and other tragedies as well as creating a memory garden and Caring Cups Coffee Stop for caregivers. The latter will provide Research, Resources, Refreshment and Renewal through continuing education to professionals working with grieving persons and the bereaved themselves. – Wellsboro Gazette, March 31, 2014
Anne Moyer 1931-2012
MOYER Anne Moyer Heinrich (SRGP 88177)
age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Olyphant, PA. Anne was born May 16, 1931 in Geneva, NY, a daughter of Lester and Marian (Skuder) Moyer. Anne was the widow of Donald Heinrich who died in 2004. She worked as a office manager at local doctors’ offices before her retirement. Anne was a member of the Mansfield Garden Club and the Rebekahs. She enjoyed sewing, cross stitching and flowers.  Anne is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Ronda Heinrich of Covington, PA, Steven and Ruby Heinrich of Jessup, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacklyn and William Peele of Amsterdam, NY; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Barbara Moyer of VA; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Gerald Smith of Williamsport, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 2004. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Maxine Mills officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.   Funeral home obituary – May 4, 2012

Offsite article about Paul L. Snyder -

SOPOROWSKI –ERNESTINE A. ‘SOPHIE’ MCDERMOTT, 86, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center following a period of declining health. She was born on October 13, 1931 in Blossburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Stanley and Marcella (Manikowski) Soporowski. Sophie was a 1949 graduate of Mansfield High School. Following graduation, she attended Robert Packer School of Nursing, graduating in 1952 as a Registered Nurse. During her nursing career, Sophie was employed with Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre and retired from Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. She was a long-time member of St. Joseph's Church in Athens. Sophie was very involved in her community and was the recipient of the Red Cross Sarah Barton Award and the VFW Citizen of the Year Award. Sophie was a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Nursing Association, Sayre-Athens Lioness, Welcome Wagon, and the Penny Prominators. She served on the Auxiliaries of Penn-York Opportunity and the American Legion. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard McDermott, and brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Joan McDermott. Ernestine is survived by her son, Thomas McDermott of Campton, N.H., daughters, Mary Loretta McDermott of Athens, Pa. and AnneMarie McDermott of Reno, Nev., son, Michael McDermott of Carniege, Pa., several nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15. 2018 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating. Burial will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Ernestine's memory to a charity of one's choice. Sayre Morning Times 8/10/2018


Ted Wilcox 

WILCOX - Theodore Ted Wilcox, age 77, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, June 13, 2008 at home in the arms of his loving wife and daughter. Ted and Sylvia would have celebrated their 57th anniversary on August 5th. He was born November 27, 1930 in Sylvania, PA, a son of Morris and Louise (Mason) Wilcox. Ted was a farmer for many years, drove school bus, and a van for Martha Lloyd. His favorite past time was riding horses with his granddaughters and playing cards. Ted was a member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples).   Ted is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Chamberlain) Wilcox; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and James VanDergrift of Mansfield, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Nan Wilcox of Covington, PA; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Wilcox, Mara Wilcox, Jessica VanDergrift and Joleen VanDergrift; a brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Barb Cowan of Elmira, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Melvin Hayes of Elmira, NY; a special friend and helper, Harold Frost; many nieces and nephews, loving friends and neighbors. Ted was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 16, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery, Whittaker Rd., Covington, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Teds memory to the charity of ones choice.

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