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LEO R. CAMP JR., 32, of Owego, N.Y., died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003. He is survived by his sons, Dylan L. Camp and Dalton L. Camp of California; father and step-mother, Leo and Deborah Camp of Owego; mother and step-father, Grace and Larry Schooley of Ulster, brothers and sisters, Daniel Camp of Waverly, N.Y., Kyle Schooley of Ulster, Pat and Lori Mosher of Owego, Mary and Daniel Godfrey of Owego, and Philip Shamone of Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Estey and Munroe Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. John Topolewski officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMP –MRS. MAY SHAY, 41, formerly of Towanda died at an Elmira hospital at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 1941. She is survived by a son, Arthur of Towanda; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Montogmery of Waverly, Mrs. Beecher B. Houghton of Hadley, N.Y., Mrs. John Krotzer of Sayre and Mrs. Dale Sittman of Chicago. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. EST at the home of Mrs. Robert Schultz of Grant St., Towanda. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941
CAMPBELL - LILLIAN C. LANE
Lillian C. Lane, 85, widow of David M. Lane, died March 25, 1990 at the Butler Personal Care Home in Gillett. She had been a guest there since March 1, 1990. Born June 24, 1904 in East Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Dr. William and Cora Kinsman Campbell. Following her graduation from the Cronks Business School, Lillian entered the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with the Class of 1929 and receiving a scholarship there in anesthesia. From 1969 to 1990 she was a resident of the Bentley Creek and Valley areas. She was affectionately known as "Toots" to her many friends throughout the area. Surviving are brothers, George Cambell of East Smithfield and Seldon Campbell of Sylvania; sister, Mrs. Ruth Summers of the Page Manor in Athens; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Robert Campbell in 1985 and a sister, Mrs. Marion Sickler in 1987. A private funeral service at the convenience of the family was held under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Friends who wish may direct memorials to Stray Haven, Shepherd Road, Waverly, NY 14892. (TGR, Thursday, March 29, 1990)
Mrs. Susie Bailey, 91, widow of Greeley A. Bailey of Powell, died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Burlington Twp. On Dec. 6, 1879, daughter of George and Zeulenia Travis Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey operated the Powell Tannery Farm for many years for Gen. Jonathan A. Hill. They later purchased this farm and operated it for 51 years until selling in 1952. At that time they retired and went to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Eugene Long. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church, being the oldest active member in age until her health failed. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Lola) Long of Powell; a son Aaron Bailey of LeRoy; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Campbell of East Smithfield and Ray Campbell of Parkersburg, W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
CAMPBELL - Miss S. Louise Campbell age 17, who died Monday evening at her home at Third and Elizabeth Street after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. H.I. Andrews pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alanson Campbell, three sisters, Miss Mary, Miss Julia, Mrs. Clinton M. Young. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 8 January 1918.
CANFIELD Lewis Donald "Lew" Canfield, 85, formerly of Fourth Street in Towanda, Monroeton and the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Home, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Born May 3, 1921, in Pike Township, he was the son of the late Leon H. Canfield and Agnes M. Shaner Canfield. Lew was a graduate of LeRaysville High School. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. In earlier years Lew was employed by the Montgomery Co. in North Towanda and by Larnard's Store in Towanda. He was later employed by the U.S. Post Office in Towanda for more than 30 years until his retirement. Lew was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda; American Legion Post No. 42 and its World War II Last Man's Club, Towanda; La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Voiture Locale No. 549; Beirne-Webster V.F.W Post 1568, Towanda; The National Association of Letter Carriers; LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM; and the Benevolent the Protective Order of Elks Lodge, No. 2191, Towanda, and was an honorary life member of the Towanda Gun Club. Surviving are his daughters, Linda Willey and husband Ronald Willey of Monroeton and Ellen Blasz and husband Joseph Blasz of Troy; five grandchildren, Kami Robbins and husband Andrew Robbins of Chesapeake, Va., Chad Willey and wife Nicole Willey of Philadelphia, Pa., Kari Schoonover and husband Ralph Schoonover of Herrickville, Pa., Joseph Lewis Blasz and wife Tammy Blasz of Ithaca, N.Y., and Melanie Laura Rogers and husband Stuart Rogers of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Schoonover, Zackary Schoonover, Jackson Robbins and Brynn Elizabeth Blasz; and two brothers, Harry S. Canfield and wife Marian Canfield of Tipps City, Ohio, and Robert C. Canfield and wife Dottie Canfield of New Milford, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Vogt Canfield, in March of 1974, and his brothers Frederick A. Canfield and H. Rexford Canfield. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lewis Canfield's memory.
CAPWELL Guthrie G. K. Capwell, 68, a resident of East Towanda since 1949, died Tuesday evening at Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was born in Wyalusing May 19, 1912, the son of Clyde E. and Edna FANNING Capwell. He spent his early years in Wyalusing where he attended school and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1929. Mr. Capwell was employed by the Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 32 years in the engineering department as a layout man until retiring in 1977. During World War II he served with the U.S Navy. On JUly 21, 1040 he married the former Esther P. PARKS in Wyalusing. They had resided in Towanda until they purschased their present home in E. Towanda. Guthrie was a very outgoing person who liked to visit with friends and enjoyed traveling very much. He was very interested in photgraphy and genealogy. An active member of the First United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Wyalusing Lodge No. 418 F. and A.M., a director on the Bradford County Historical Society and a member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club of Troy. He is survived by his wife, Esther, two sons; John C. of Williamsport and Gerald K. of Highland Calf. two grandchildren; Darrell Scod and Tract Renee, both of Williamsport; a brother, Elwood C. Capwell of New York. The funeral service will be held Saturday a 2 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McClosky Funeral Home, 23 Main St. Towanda, with Tev D. Owen Brubaker, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 will conduct masonic services at the funeral home Fridaay at 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, or the American Heart Association, N. Central PA Chapter, 153 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. RHW. Towanda Daily Review, Feb. 1981.
CARL Craig Brown Carl, 75, of RR 3 Towanda (Towanda Twp.), Pa., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born May 26, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence Carl and Mary BROWN Carl. Craig was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1955. In earlier years, Craig was a self-employed truck driver transporting milk from the Wysox Creamery and hay for local farmers. Later he was employed by C.C. Allis Lumber Co. in Herrickville for more than 15 years and by Wolf's Poultry in East Smithfield until his retirement. Craig enjoyed auto repair and racing. Surviving are: his wife, Leota G. DeWOLF Carl, at home; his daughter, Lora Thetga of Towanda RR 3; grandson Jason Thetga and his companion April VANDERPOOL of Towanda; great-grandchildren Metallica, Axle, and Kopper Thetga; two brothers-in-law, Roger DeWolf and wife Artis of New Albany, Pa., and Ronald DeWolf and his wife Sylvia of Rummerfield, Pa.; as well as his faithful canine companions, Sugar and Heidi. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. April 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
CARR Doris - Doris C. Baker, 85, of Monroeton, Pa., died Sunday morning June 13, 2010 at her home. Born June 16, 1924, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Carr and Ruby Northrup Carr. Doris attended Towanda and Wyalusing schools and was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1944. On May 7, 1949 she married Joseph R. Baker. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 25 years retiring in 1985. She attended the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching birds and gardening. In earlier years, Doris enjoyed attending her grandchildren's school and college events. In later years she enjoyed baking, playing board and card games and doing puzzles. Surviving are: her daughters, Alice Allyn and her husband, Rodney Allyn of Wyalusing RR2, Noreen O'Connor and her husband, Michael O'Connor of Wyalusing RR2, Sandy Baker at home; her grandchildren, Jason Pierce, Amanda O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Jeffrey Allyn and Jessica Allyn, Sheena Hindman and her husband, Jeff Hindman, Shannon O'Connor Dunn and her husband, Eric Dunn; a great-grandson, Draven Davenport; two brothers, Richard Wall of California, Robert Wall of Scranton, Pa.; a sister, Shirley St. Hart of Scranton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Baker on Oct. 17, 2003; her parents, Floyd and Ruby Carr; her daughter, Martha B. Pierce; grandson, Mark K. Williams; and brothers, Elmer, Clarence and Dennis Wall; birthparents, Ruth and Elmer Wall. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev., Sandy Brant, Pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Doris C. Baker's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, June 16, 2010
CATHCART Wayne Richard Cathcart
61, of 2798 Bridge Street Hill Road, Towanda, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at his home. Wayne was born Aug. 23, 1950 in Chester, Pa., the son of Elmer and Louise Tait Cathcart. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War, having served in the U.S. Army. In early years, Wayne worked as a roofing contractor and was later employed by the Delcora, Pa. Waste Water Treatment Facility for many years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. During his lifetime, Wayne assisted in raising 13 foster children. In 2006, Wayne and his wife Ruth moved to the Towanda area to make their home. Wayne enjoyed working around his home and property and caring for his dog. He is survived by his wife Ruth Viereck Cathcart at home; a sister Marjorie Cohill of Florida; three step children; nine step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Entombment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. There are no calling hours. Towanda Daily Review – February 12, 2012
CATHERS –LINDA LEE CATHERS MACKIE, 71, of North Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 16, 2017 with her family by her side, after a three year battle with cancer. Linda was born in East Stroudsburg, Pa. on Feb. 20, 1946, daughter of the late W. Edgar Cathers Jr. and Helen G. Replogle Cathers. She graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa., with the class of 1964. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Millersville University in 1968. On June 8, 1968, Linda married Alan R. Mackie at the Bala Cynwyd United Methodist Church where her father was the pastor. The couple then moved to Towanda to make their home. Linda taught school for the Athens School District for a year and then taught in the Towanda Middle School for several years until she resigned to raise her two boys, becoming active in the Towanda Parent-Teachers Group. She later returned to become a long term substitute for over a decade in the Towanda Area School District. The last few years of her teaching career were at the Son-Shine Christian School in Canton, Pa., until her retirement in 2000. Linda was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda where she served many years in several offices including Christian Education Chairperson, Administrative Board Secretary, Church Historian, 150th Church Anniversary Chairperson, and choir member. She served as a member of the North Towanda Planning Commission, the Towanda Public Library Board of Trustees and was a member of the Towanda Country Club. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, playing games and puzzles, reading, and designing greeting cards for friends and family. She loved to travel with her husband and family, particularly on golf vacations, where she and Alan played many different courses over the years with Linda faithfully documenting their many scorecards. Her surviving family includes her husband of 49 years, Alan; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas E. and Donna M. Mackie of Amesbury, Mass., Scott A. and Jennifer K. Mackie of Sutton, Mass.; grandchildren, Charles E. Mackie and Sarah B. Mackie; her sisters, Patricia A. Fetterolf of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Sheila Cathers of England; as well as an aunt, several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Rachel Stahle officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Linda's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/18/2017
–ELOISE C. BUSH, 94, of Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania, passed away
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial
Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania.
Eloise was born on April 1, 1924, at home on Orwell Ridge, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Levi and Helen Ross Chaffee. She was a graduate of Rome High School with the class of 1942. Eloise retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda following 35 years of service. She was a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club. During her retirement, Eloise organized bus trips to Wheeling, West Virginia, for 10 years. She loved to bake, cook and host formal dinner parties entertaining family and friends. Eloise was well known for making her delicious cinnamon buns which she shared with her family and many friends. Eloise enjoyed the companionship of her dog Tigger. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Murray; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Jones; grandchildren, Tanya Smallwood (Adam), Eric Jones (Blythe), Kevin Murray (Pam), John Darin Murray (Rebecca); several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; stepson, Jeffrey Bush; stepgrandchildren, Sara and Brian Bush; sister-in-law, Mickey Chaffee; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold P. “Bushy” Bush on May 31, 2004; son, Larry F. Jones on Feb. 23, 2001; and brother, Ellis Chaffee. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Donna Brown, Millie Chamberlain and the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital for their dedicated assistance and loving care. A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Oak Hill Cemetery Association in care of Jean Miller secretary-treasurer, 602 S. Fourth St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Eloise C. Bush. –Towanda Daily Review 4/12/2018
CHAFFEE –MABLE CHAFFEE MCPHERSON, of 108 Franklin St., Towanda, died Sunday morning, April 5, 1998, at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Born Aug. 3, 1901, in Potterville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Margaret Conklin Chaffee. Mrs. McPherson was a graduate of Orwell High School and Mansfield Norman School. On June 12, 1924, she married J. Vernon McPherson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1944. Mable was employed as a teacher in Orwell, LeRaysville, and Towanda for 33 years, 21 of these years she taught in Towanda Borough from which she retired in 1966. She also served as registrar of vital records in Towanda Borough for many years. She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 76, Towanda, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as National defense Chairman and director for many years. She was also a member of the Twentieth Century Club, Towanda, area and senior citizens, Bradford-Sullivan Retired Teachers Assoc., and the Pennsylvania State Education Assoc. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jamie V. and Virginia S. McPherson of Towanda; a grandson and his wife, Jay V. and Julie McPherson of Woodstock, Ga.; a granddaughter and her husband, Heather L. McPherson-Swank and Phillip Swank of Wyalusing, Pa; a granddaughter, dawn McPherson and Michael Terascavager of Towanda RR 3; a brother Ward Chaffee of Beaver, Pa.; a sister, Rachael Shupe of Beaver, Pa. and St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald R. McPherson on April 7, 1934; three brothers, Herbert L. Chaffee, Dewitt Chaffee and Lyle Chaffee; and two sisters, Lillian Woodburn and Ina Wakely. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the Towanda Public Library children’s section, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. McPherson’s memory. –Towanda Daily review.
DONALD G. CHAMBERLAIN, 68, of 616 Second St., Towanda died Monday Nov. 14, 1988 at Memorial Hospital. Born June 23, 1920 in Towanda he was a son of Walter and Blanche Place Chamberlain. Following graduation from Towanda High School Class of 1939, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served in the South Pacific. Following his completion of service, he returned to Towanda to make his home, and was associated with the Meredith Motor Sales for several years, and was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace A. Chamberlain, on May 31, 1974. Donald possessed a great love of family and home, and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and automobile racing. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post 42, Towanda Gun Club and the Game Leggers DPO Club. On Dec. 30, 1976, he married Marjorie Timko. Donald will be remembered by his many friends for his warm personality and kindness to others. He is survived by his wife Marjorie at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard J. and Kaye Chamberlain of North Towanda, William L. and Kathy of North Towanda, Robert A. and Michele Chamberlain and Lindsey L. and Sarah Chamberlain all of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Rodney Schoonover of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ellen) McGovern of Canton, Mrs. Michael (Sarah) Maskarimec of Towanda, Mrs. Andrew (Harriett) Horutz, of North Towanda, Mrs. Rex (Patty) Allen of Williamsport; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald G. Chamberlain Jr., March 13, 1978; two brothers Joseph Chamberlain on April 13, 1921 and by Walter “Pete” on Sept. 4, 1985; a sister, Marjorie Milan on April 16, 1987. A private funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., with the Rev. John T. Urban officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, in care of Mary Henderson, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Chamberlain’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
CHAMBERLAIN Ellen McGovern
82, a long-time resident of Canton, PAdied peacefully on Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Ellen was born in Towanda on March 23, 1930. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Blanche (Place) Chamberlain and graduated with Towanda High School’s class of 1948. On May 16, 1953, she married Robert “Bob” McGovern. In earlier years, Ellen worked in the office of Towanda’s Meredith Motor Sales and Bradford County Memorial Park. She later worked at the Canton High School cafeteria for many years until retiring in 1991. Ellen also enjoyed being an area Census taker for several years. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda. Family always came first in Ellen’s life; she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She could be seen most days walking around town or more lately at the New Life Church. Ellen possessed an unique personality who genuinely cared about people and liked to stay informed. She enjoyed times spent visiting with people, entertaining friends at their home, knitting, crocheting and word puzzles. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Bob; two children, Robert “Rick” (Nancy) McGovern of Manlius, NY and Janet Brubaker of Cordele, GA; four grandchildren, Ryan (Carolyn) McGovern, Meghan McGovern, Robert “Robbie” Brubaker and Deanna Brubaker; a sister, Sarah Maskarinec of Towanda; sister-in-law, Patricia McGovern of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by six siblings, Harriett Hourtz, Marjorie Milan, Patty Allen, Donald, Pete and baby Joseph Chamberlain. Calling hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton followed by transferal prayers offered by Rev. Jasper Smith at 1 p.m. A Requiem Mass officiated by Rev. Maureen AtLee Hipple, church Rector, will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. in Towanda at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. In Lieu of flowers, her family suggests those who wish may consider a memorial in Ellen’s name to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018 or a charity of one's choice. Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2012
CHAMBERLAIN Lorraine Stalford Chamberlain
82, of Burlington, Pa., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her home. Lorraine was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Slater Chamberlain. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1947 and Pauline's Beauty School in Elmira, N.Y. In early years, Lorraine managed Sears stores in Virgina and Philadelphia, Pa., and Montgomery Ward Stores in Philadelphia and Williamsport, Pa. She later worked at the Bradford County Library for many years. Lorraine enjoyed craftwork. Surviving are step-children Phyllis Barbur of Towanda, John and Pat Chamberlain of Troy, Kay and Gordon Ford of Towanda; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; cousins Darleen Slater Hillyard of East Smithfield, William Slater of Victor, N.Y., John McGovern of Florida and Gloria Slater Firestine of Florida. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Warren "Conn" Chamberlain; brothers and sisters-in-law Scott Stalford, Beverly Stalford, Lillian "Billy" Stalford; cousins John Slater Jr. and Phyllis Slater Lambert. The family extends a special thank you to William Hillyard "Her Angel," Laurie Taylor, Julie Bump, Guthrie Hospice and the Area Agency On Aging for their care and assistance. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Lavern Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Lorraine's memory. Towanda Daily Review – May 12, 2012
RICHARD JOSEPH ‘DICK’ CHAMBERLAIN, 71, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, formerly of Towanda, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, July 14, 2018. “Dick,” as he was known by his family and many friends, was born in Providence, Rhode Island on Oct. 23, 1946, the son of Donald George Chamberlain Sr. and Grace Hill Chamberlain. He was a graduate of Towanda High School with the Class of 1964 and later served with the U.S. Army stationed in Germany with the 9th Engineer Corps, from 1966 to 1968. On Jan. 7, 1967, Dick married the former Kaye L. Kenyon at the Monroeton United Methodist Church. In 1984, he graduated from Wilkes College where he received his bachelor of science degree in business administration. Dick was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda from 1968 to 1992 and in 1992, transferred to Brevard, North Carolina, where he remained until retiring in 2003. Following his retirement from DuPont, Dick served as a tour guide with the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Dick was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda Lions Club, Towanda Country Club, and was a past president of the Towanda School Board. He was an avid automobile enthusiast, especially Ford model vehicles, and was a member of the Mustang Car Club in North Carolina. Dick also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, golfing, boating, hunting and racing go-carts. Dick was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was deeply devoted to caring for his wife, Kaye, when she suffered a stroke in 2012.
Dick’s family includes his wife Kaye; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Cheryl Chamberlain of Fletcher, North Carolina; daughter, Leanne Chamberlain and fiance, JR Mitchell of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Max Chamberlain, Seth Wolff, Olivia Cole, Tanner Cole, Landon Cole; brothers and sisters-in-law, William “Bill” and Kathy Chamberlain of Delaware, Robert “Bobby” and Miki Chamberlain of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanne and Rodney Schoonover of Towanda, Lindsay and Helen Chamberlain of Rome, Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dick was predeceased by his mother, Grace, in 1974; father, Donald Sr. in 1988; and brother, Donald “Donnie” Jr. in 1978. A Time of Remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Towanda Country Club, Golden Mile Road, Wysox. Interment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Autism Speaks, Inc., 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY in memory of Richard Joseph Chamberlain. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, is assisting the Chamberlain Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2018
Daily Review August 2,1946
Albert CHILSON Taken By Death
Albert Chilson age 67 Born June 12,1879 son of George Henry and Sarah A.McCracken Chilson a resident of Towanda for a number of years died Thursday August 1,1946 at Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA. He is survived by seven children Edward of Laraysville, Willis of Powell, Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Layton, Albert (Leonard) Chilson, Mrs. Leonard (Minnie) Chilson, Clyde and Mamie, of Towanda. Three Step Children Mrs. John (Anna) Sosenko Of Johnson City, N.Y., Mrs. Emerson (Margurite) Maynard of East Towanda, PA. Joseph F. Platt of Towanda and also by his former wife Minnie Benjamin Platt Vanderpool Chilson of Towanda. He was predeceased by his first wife Emma J. Vargason May 9,1915, an infant son June 11,1906 and a Grandson Leonard Lavern Chilson 1956 who is buried on top of him. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. August 3,1946 at Miller Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Brown officiated. Burial at Oak Hill cemetery,Towanda,Pa. Submitted by Marie Platt Post
LEROY CHILSON, 72, of 3122 Camden Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., died Thursday, March 8, 1990. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marian Rundell Chilson; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Joe Paladino of Horseheads, Charleen and Mark Stemerman of Big Flats, N.Y.; grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Stemerman, Timothy and Anthony Paladino, Shawna Paladino Evans, Tammy Paladino; great-grandchildren, Joshua Paladino and Michael Evans; several nieces and nephews. LeRoy was a member of the Painters Local No. 324 of Elmira, having been a past secretary and treasurer of the union. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Sunday at 8:30 p.m. The Rev. Eddie Lomaster will officiated. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, West Church St., Elmira, N.Y. in LeRoy’s name. –Towanda Daily Review.
JACK RANDALL COBB, 70 died at the Overhill Road home in Baltimore, MD on Sunday Aug. 20, 1989. He was born in Kingston, PA on March 21, 1919, the son of Beatrice Evans Cobb and Herbert Nelson Cobb. He moved with his parents to Fox Chase Farms, Towanda Township about 1922. After attending the local schools and graduating from Towanda High School in June 1935 he entered Pennsylvania State College Department of Agriculture. In June 1939 he was graduated with honors in agriculture economics. He took a position with Federal Land Bank of Baltimore, MD. In April 1941 he was drafted out of Baltimore into the US Army. He was chief warrant officer with the military government in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany receiving an honorable discharge in February 1946. Later that year he was employed by the Baltimore Banks for Cooperatives at this institution. He held various offices, retiring on April 1, 1977 after nine years as president. Jack served on the board of trustees and was ordained an elder at the Townson Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore at the time of his death. Mr. Cobb was a former member of Towson Rotary Club and was a member of the Baltimore Country Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Patterson of Towanda, his mother-in-law, Katherine Allen Patterson of Towanda; children: Frank Cobb of Sante Fe, NM, Lucy Nurkse of Broklyn, NY and Katherine Cobb of Portland, OR. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Abe Cobb of Sante Fe, Ari Shillock of Portland and Sonia Nurkse of Brooklyn. Graveside services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda on Tuesday Aug. 22, 1989 with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. –Towanda Daily Review
COCHRAN - Olive Cochran Thomson, 76, of R.D. 4, Wyalusing, Standing Stone Township, Pa., died Friday evening, June 6, 2008. Born on March 10, 1932 in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Frances (Miller) Cochran. She graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem in 1950 and attended Penn State University and Whittenburg College, Whittenburg, Ohio. On Feb. 2, 1952, Olive married Robert S. Thomson, Jr. in Bethlehem. She and her husband owned and operated Tor Tamarack Dairy Farm, Standing Stone Township, which they purchased in 1955. They were later joined in partnership by their son, Keith. Mrs. Thomson was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda and longtime member of the Towanda Area School Board, becoming the first woman president in 1971-72. She also was instrumental in establishing girls' athletics in the school district. She was a strong advocate for the Towanda Public Library; a member of the Wednesday Club; and former member of the Towanda Country Club. Olive loved reading, playing bridge, doing needlepoint, sewing, cooking, and canning, and she enjoyed attending sports events with her husband. She was the devoted wife of 50 years to her husband, who had died on March 8, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Henry M. Cochran, Jr. She will be lovingly remembered by her four sons, Robert S. III and his wife, Jo-Ellen of Hellertown, Pa., Keith M. and his wife, Traci of Wysox, R.D. 2, Pa., Clay C. and his wife, Andrea, of Newark, Del., and Nelson H. and his wife, Mary of Hillsborough, N.J.; twelve grandchildren, Amy, Robert IV, Sean, Chase, Nathan, Caroline, Jacqueline, Alexandra, Anita, Eric, Owen, and Emily; two great grandchildren, Hannah and Andrew; a brother, Nelson Cochran, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a sister-in-law, Janie Cochran, of Williamsburg, Va., and brother-in-law, Parker Thomson of Coral Gables, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, including her dog, Mongo. A memorial service with Requiem Eucharist will be held at noon on Friday, June 13, at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The Thomson family will receive guests following interment at a reception in the social hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Olive C. Thomson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 June 2008
COLE –LAURA COLE BENJAMIN, 81, widow of Clinton Lloyd Benjamin of Towanda, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Skilled Nursing Hospital, Towanda. She was born June 6, 1920 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Raymond and Delia Rice Cole. Laura was employed by Binghamton State Hospital as an attendant for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Lloyd Benjamin, on June 6, 1992. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Duane Allen of New Albany, and Betty and John R. Lewis of Monroeton; seven grandchildren, Laura (Jimmy) Edwards of Copperas Cove, Texas, Kathy (Rod) Beers of Rome, Sheri (Kurt) Weiss of Towanda, Steven (Angie) Smeck of Wysox, Daniel Allen of Dallas, Douglas (Debbie) Allen of Oneonta, N.Y., and Scott (Gwen) Schmeck of Sheshequin: 11 grandchildren; half-sister, Isabell Collins of Ithaca, N.Y.; and very special friends, Lydia Keeney and Sylvia Walker. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Laura Benjamin’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
COLEMAN –AGNES C. LIEDTKE of 16 Hamilton Court, Mount Laurel, NJ formerly a longtime resident of 102 Ward Ave., Towanda died Wednesday evening Jan. 6, 1988 at the Burlington County Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, NJ. She was born in Towanda, a daughter of John and Rose Mitchell Coleman. She was a graduate of St. Agnes High School. In early years Mrs. Liedtke served as the state inheritance tax appraiser for Bradford County in Towanda and was later employed for many years by the Bradford County Department of Public Assistance until her retirement. Mrs. Liedtke possessed a great love of her family and church and was formerly a very active member of SS Peter and Paul Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She had served as state chairman for the Democratic Women of Pennsylvania and possessed a great enthusiasm for politics. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Tony (Rosemary) Esposito of Columbus, Georgia and Miss Ellen Liedtke of Mount Holly, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Joan Liedtke of Ambler, PA; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Eleanor) Mahoney of Towanda; a brother, Thomas E. Coleman of Longmont, CO; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Liedtke, Sr. on Oct. 3, 1971 and her son, Frederick Liedtke, Jr. and three sisters: Mary and Katherine Coleman and Rose Ayers. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, PA or the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 585 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Liedtke’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE L. COLEMAN
George Leslie Coleman, 86, formerly of Towanda, died Monday, February 3, 1992 at the Laporte United Methodist Home. Born November 7, 1905 in Towanda, PA, he was a son of the late George and Edith Hankson Coleman. He was employed by Penelec in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1970. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Heddy and Arthur Korfmann of North Towanda; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Lola Coleman of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren; sisters, Molly Beardslee of East Troy, PA and Marian Obourn of Binghamton, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lydia Page, in 1977. Funeral services were held February 7 (1 pm) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home in Towanda with the Rev. Darris Hauser officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post 42 was to accord full military honors. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)
CONKLIN –FLORA E. BURGESS, 96, widow of William H. Burgess of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Township, died Sunday May 14, 2000, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1904, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Etta McCutcheon Conklin. Flora came to this area in 1917. She attended the Fairview High School, Binghamton, and the Towanda High School. For several years she was employed by several years she was employed by the Hartley Silk Mill. On March 9, 1922, flora married William H. Burgess, who preceded her in death on April 6, 1988. Flora’s main interests in life encompassed her home and family. She will be remembered by her many friends for her graciousness and consideration of others. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church women, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and the Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law; Paul L. and Marjorie Burgess of Towanda RR 6; two daughters and sons-in-law; Doris B. and Raymond Lewis of Towanda RR 5 and Elaine and Richard Engisch of Standing Stone; four grandsons: Keith e. Burgess of Towanda RR 5, Bryce A. Burgess of Chandler, Ariz., Donald Burgess of Burlington and George Engisch of Ulster; two granddaughters; Carrie E. Borgia of Wyalusing and Deborah Engisch of Point Pleasant, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sons; Donald and Robert Burgess; a grandson, Stephen Burgess; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Conklin and John Conklin, and two sisters, May Coe and Annetta Dennis. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, rector, officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. .to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in Mrs. Burgess’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
CONNOR LILA W. MARSHALL
Mrs. Lila W. of 6 Mix avenue died Thursday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Her passing was totally unexpected and came as a great shock throughout this community in which she was held in high regard. Mrs. Marshall was born at Forksville on Sept. 14, 1893, the daughter of Anson Connor, a native of Rummerfield, and Sarah Shaffer Conner, a native of Overton. She was the widow of Joseph Marshall. As a young woman, she married John VanBarriger. They lived in Myersburg and had five children. Mr. VanBarriger died in 1924. Nine years later she married William Marshall of Bloomsburg and they had one daughter, Sara. Mr. Marshall died in 1946. For years, Mrs. Marshall resided at the 6 Mix Avenue address. Surviving are: a son, John VanBarriger of Estella; five daughters, Mrs. Welles (Hope) Hitchcock of Rummerfield, Mrs. Fred (Lila) Gardner of Towanda, Mrs. Arnold (Arline) Moyer of Towanda, Mrs. Howard (Hulda) Kerrick of Towanda, Mrs. Kurt (Sara) Bogart of Spencer, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie McNamara of Towanda and Mrs. Fred (Thelma) Freemesser of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, George Connor, of Towanda; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Pastor Darris Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church here will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
COOK –MRS. TERESA M. CAMP, 92, a former resident of Powell and Towanda, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday afternoon. She was born June 7, 1887, in Powell, the daughter of Joseph and Hattie Brotz Cook. She was a widow of Clarence B. Camp. In 1920, after residing in Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Camp moved to Albany, N.Y., where he was employed by the New York Central Railroad. Upon his retirement in 1950 they returned to Powell. After his death on Oct. 2, 1957, Mrs. Camp moved to Towanda to make her home. For the past several years, she was a guest at the Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Camp was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Joseph Camp of Albany, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. A grandson, the rev. James S. Camp, predeceased her in 1975. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Maryott Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9. The family request that memorials be directed to the Towanda Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review. (Died in March of 1980)
AARON P. COOLBAUGH: Aaron P. Coolbaugh, 2 month old son of F. Richard and Sue Chamberlain Coolbaugh of 600 Third Street, Towanda, died Wednesday, October 25, 1972 at Robert Packer Hospital,Sayre following a short illness. The infant was born August 12 at Robert Packer Hospital. Surviving are a brother Thomas John III; Maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Maurice Chamberlain of Towanda; Maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Maude Whittaker of Covington; Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Coolbaugh of Towanda and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Shores of Towanda. Committal service was held Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Rev. Harry T. Farr, pastor of the Towanda Presbyterian Church officiated.
COOLBAUGH - Fred J. Coolbaugh, 91, of North Towanda, Pa., diedTuesday morning, March 17, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Fred was born May 23, 1917, in Wysox Twp., Pa. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth MOORE Coolbaugh. He was a graduate of Towanda High School. Fred was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Fred was employed by Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco as a land manager for many years, retiring in 1982. On Oct. 11, 1941, Fred married the former Marjorie SHORES at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Pa., who preceded him in death on April 10, 2008. Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law David and Marilyn Coolbaugh of Towanda; daughter-in-law Sue Beck of York, Pa.; grandchildren David Scott Coolbaugh of Towanda, Tamara Patterson and her husband Tim of Towanda, and Tom and Janelle Coolbaugh, both of York, Pa., and Jason Coolbaugh of York, Pa.; great-grandchildren Anika Coolbaugh, Taylor and Zack Coolbaugh and Alison and Alaina Wickwire; brother Jim Coolbaugh of Millersville, Md.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard Coolbaugh, on Aug. 2, 1991. There are no services and no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Fred J. Coolbaugh's memory. RHW. 3 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.
DONALD W. COON, 67, of 76 Spencer Lane, Monroeton, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Donald was born in Sayre, Pa., on May 12, 1948, the third of 10 children of Arthur and Margaret VanWinkle Coon. Donald grew up in the Warren Center and Rome areas and was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. Following graduation, Donald began employment with Masonite Corporation in Wysox and remained there for 47 years until his retirement in October of 2015. Donald was a very active and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Towanda Ward. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors. Surviving are his sons, Brian Coon of Monroeton, Victor Coon and partner Mike Guyer of Shippensburg, Pa.; siblings, Lloyd Coon and wife Linda of New York state, Larry (Nancy) Coon of Endicott, N.Y., Alan (Sue) Coon of Greens Landing, Pa., Bill Coon of Towanda, Pam Lovitt of Tennessee, Denise (Jerry) Peterson of Chemung, N.Y., Bob (Kathy) Coon of Warren Center, Kevin Coon of LeRaysville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Coon.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Bishop Daniel Buynak of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Towanda officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2016
JOHN LARKIN COSTELLO (85) of South Duxbury, Vermont, passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on December 17, 2017. Born in Yonkers, New York on May 20, 1932 he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (McGovern) Costello. John graduated from Irvington High School in 1950 and continued his education at Norwich University where he graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor's in Chemistry. While at Norwich, John was a member of the Corps of Cadets, the Mountain and Cold Weather Company and Theta Chi Fraternity. On September 7, 1957, he married the former Ulilla Jean Allen in Towanda Pennsylvania. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Following graduation, John began his career at Phillips Labs in Tarrytown, NY. There he purified germanium to support the new transistor radios. John was then employed by Sylvania Electric Products in Towanda, PA and Geneva, IL, and then Mallory/Duracell Battery Company in Tarrytown, NY for over 30 years as an Application Engineer and was instrumental in developing the initial battery design for early home smoke detectors. He was also involved in the "batteries included" program for toys. He loved to go to the Brooklyn Dodgers games with his brother and later became an avid Cubs fan. He participated in sports excelling in baseball, football, basketball, tennis, and skiing. He loved coaching Youth Baseball for many years. He was also a volunteer fireman in Campbell Hall, NY. John is survived by his wife Ulilla (Eulie) of South Duxbury, VT; one daughter, Tracy Costello of South Duxbury, VT; four sons, John Patrick Costello and wife Audrey of Mena, AR, Michael Costello and wife Pam of Albuquerque, NM, Christopher Costello and wife Diana of Moretown, VT and Thomas Costello and wife Corinna of Danville, VT. John loved spending time with his 7 grandchildren Katie, John, Hannah, Meghan, Mary, Madison and Porter. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Byrnes and his nephew Richard Condon and family of CT; a cousin, Margaret McGovern of Ireland; as well as countless friends. John is preceded in death by his brother Joseph T. Costello, killed in the Philippines during WWII. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury, VT on December 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church parish hall. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury, VT on December 27, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Interment will take place in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, Pennsylvania. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be considered to Centra Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT or to the Goshen Little League, PO Box 314, Goshen, NY.
VINE CRANDALL II, 86, of Sayre RR 2 died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, of Parkinson’s disease at the Tioga Nursing Facility. Born Sept. 18, 1912, in Athens, he was the son of Harry K. and Helen Heggie Crandall. He was a graduate of Athens High School and the Valley Forge Military Academy, and received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1935, followed by a master’s in forestry in 1936. On Sept. 5, 1940, he married Louise McCraney of Towanda, who died on October 4, 1997. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years in the active U.S. Army Reserve. During World War II, he served with the 606th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the Pacific theater. A founder of Croft Lumber Company in Sayre, he was a breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle, a teacher for four years in the Sayre School District and a consultant for the Koppers Corp., Masonite Corp. and Northern Central Bank. He was a director of the Athens National Bank, (now Northern Central Bank) for some 555 years and a trustee of Robert Packer Hospital for more than 40 years. An Eagle Scout, he was a former president of the General Sullivan Council, Boy Scouts of America, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver award. He was a Mason, a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association and the South Mountain Hunting Club. He was instrumental in the formation of the Bradford County Civil Defense organization, as well as the Bradford County Auxiliary Police. He is survived by his sons, Vine Crandall III of Burlington, Vt., and Frank Patterson Crandall of Hanlon Hill, Sayre; his brothers, Harry Crandall of Sayre, Robert Crandall of Altadena, Calif., and Richard Crandall of Boulder, Col.; his grandchildren, John Patterson Crandall, Amanda Kinney Crandall and Christopher Vine Crandall, all at home; and his devoted caregiver, Linda Loveless. Family and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Graveside services will be held at the McCraney’s family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa., on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Swetnam, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church, officiating. –Towanda Daily Review.
CRAYTON Mrs. F. C. LA MONT OF TOWANDA DIES. Suffered Stroke Two Weeks Ago; Husband died December 18th.
CRAYTON Mrs. F. C. La Mont, widow of F. C. La Mont, who died December 18, last, died at her home on North Main street Tuesday noon following a stroke of apoplexy suffered two weeks ago. She had been confined to her home from some time with a complication of diseases and the recent death of her husband was a great shock to her. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude however, and never complained. She was a great home lover and enjoyed nothing more than being there. Mrs. La Mont was born at West Franklin July 29, 1859, a daughter of John and Rachel (BURROUGHS) Crayton. She married Mr. La Mont December 31, 1885. For years she has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church and the W. C. T. U. Surviving are one daughter, Anna Belle, at home and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Lindley. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon Jan 31, at 2:30. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 29, 1930. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Mrs. La Mont's name was Augusta and her husband's name was Fred.
CRAYTON –GENEVIEVE C. ENNIS, 99, of 917 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully early Monday morning, March 30, 2015 at the home of her niece, Jeanne Streby and husband Paul with whom she resided for the past seven years. Genevieve was born in Towanda on Dec. 15, 1915 a daughter of Roy J. and Bertha McNeal Crayton. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1933 and in early years was employed by the W.T. Grant Store in Towanda. She was later employed by the Bradford County Voter Registration Office in Towanda for many years until her retirement. Genevieve was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary. Genevieve was active in women's bowling in the Towanda area for many years. She enjoyed knitting hundreds of baby sweaters and mittens for disadvantaged children. Surviving are her nieces Jeanne (Paul) Streby, Patricia Bryant; nephews Jack (Norma) Crayton, Donald Allis; great nieces Jenny (John) Sessoms, Paula (Joe Allen) Lamphere, Nicole (Bryan Kinner) Pike; great-great nieces and nephews Dashel Pike, Trevor and Lindsey Lamphere, Jude and Jack Sessoms, Damon Houser, Hal and Jeff Allis, Kenneth Allis and Roberta Waterworth .In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Howard E. Ennis on Nov. 11, 2008; brother and sister-in-law, David and Jennie Crayton, sisters and brothers-in-law Anna and Raymond Champion, Sylvia and Leon MacDonald and a nephew, David MacDonald. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA in Genevieve's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Genevieve's family with arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/31/2015
CRONSHEY M. PHYLLIS CRONSHEY SETSER, 75 of Waverly formerly of Towanda and March 26, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Towanda on August 10, 19717 the daughter of Reuben and Amanda Barnes Cronshey. Mrs. Setser was a 1938 graduate of Towanda High School and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda. She is survived by three nieces; Mrs. W.F. (Judy) Coole, Mansfield, Mrs. Allen (Susan) Stull, Canton and Dr. Kathryn McCoy, West Kingston, R.I.; seven great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral and committal services were held from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda March 29 with the Rev. Rudolph Van Der Hiel, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Tioga Nursing Facility Adult Day Care Center, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda)
CULVER –JAYNE CULVER TOBIN, 61 of Keystone Manor, Sayre, formerly a long-time resident of Towanda died Tuesday Jan. 17, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 15, 1921 in Rome, PA she was a daughter of Romeyn F. Culver, a former highly regarded Towanda attorney and Alice Martin Culver. Her paternal grandfather, the Honorable Charles M. Culver was a former judge of Bradford County and her maternal grandfather, the Honorable Louis M. Martin was a former New York state Supreme Court Justice. Throughout her childhood, Jayne and her sister, Claire were a popular song and dance team at political rallies, church dinners and fairs. She attended the Towanda High School and attended Hood College in Frederick, MD where she received her BA degree in 1950. In 1951 she received her MA degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and later in 1973 received her MLS degree from the School of Library and Information Science at the State University of New York in Geneseo. On July 17, 1960 she married Elmer W. Tobin. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1978. She was a former librarian of the Towanda Public Library. Mrs. Tobin maintained an active interest in her home community throughout her lifetime. Although school teaching and librarianship ranked foremost among her careers, Jayne held a variety of other positions, among these being the job of legal secretary in her father’s law office in Towanda during several summer vacations. Mrs. Tobin was the author of two articles for publication: One, “A History of Shorthand Reporting in Pennsylvania” appeared originally in serial form in The Pennsylvania Reporter’s Association’s Journal entitled, “The Outline”, the other, entitled, “A Study of Library Use Studies” was published in 1974 in The International Journal Information Storage and Retrieval. Although an accomplished pianist, world traveler and horse woman, Jayne’s first love was writing. She was an environmentalist, particularly concerned about the long-term effects of current happenings on mankind. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Martin Lane of Columbia, MD; a son and daughter-in-law, Romeyn and Laurie Tobin of Yuba City, CA; a granddaughter, Catheryn Lane of Columbia, MD; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Claire) Cheney of Shallotte, NC; a nephew, Kevin Murray of Lowman, NY. Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Interment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review