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Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Alphabetic by Surname at Birth
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
CHARLES W. AMEIGH
Charles W. Ameigh, 74, of Morris Run, PA died Tuesday, December 25, 1990. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen D. Lamonski; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Revie, Goleta, CA, Mrs. Thelma Wright, Trout Run, PA and Mrs. Mary Ann Egbert, Okawville, IL; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; step-brother, Gerald Ameigh, Troy, PA; step-sister, Mrs. Velma Shedlock, Elmira Heights, NY; cousin, Mrs. Marion Wells, Williamsport, PA; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Adams, Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Blossburg on December 28 with interment to be in Arbon Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)
AMES EVA - MRS. EVA SHAMONSKI
Mrs. Eva Grace Ames Shamonski, 59, Blossburg, Pa. died Friday June 30, 1972 at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Funeral service was held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Monday at 1:30. Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Surviving are a son Richard Shamonski, Corning, 3 daughters, Mrs. Lyle Crawford, Alba, Pa., Mrs. W.R. Bensin, Mansfield RD 1, and Mrs. Martin Kreger, Blossburg; sisters, Mrs. Farrell Dininny, and Mrs. Robert Austin both of Elmira, Mrs. Alice Frost of Mansfield, Mrs. Irene Leadwinger, Ridgeway and Mrs. Edith Eicholberger, Pompano Beach, Florida; brothers, Alfred Ames, Elmira, Frederick Ames, Gillett; step-son, Joseph Shannon, Wiliamsport; step-daughter, Genevieve Cardoni, Syracuse, NY and 8 grandchildren.
ANDERSON - Symbeline Anderson, 95, of Morris Run, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was born June 7, 1914, in Morris Run the daughter of the late Albin and Ida Fosberg Anderson. Symbeline taught at Hamilton Township Morris Run School from 1936-1940. She then worked in the office of Ward Foundry until her retirement in 1980. Symbeline was a lifetime member of the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run. Survivors include her nephews, Duane (Linda) Anderson and Gary Anderson, both of Blossburg. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Herbert and Gilbert. Friends will be received at the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run on Friday Sept. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Raymond Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow at Arbon Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be directed to Siloa Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 125, Morris Run, Pa. 16939. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.
C. CLIFFORD ARBOGAST, 81, (SRGP 86686) a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, died there February 17, 1993. He was formerly from Blossburg. Mr. Arbogast was born Sept. 8, 1911, at Sunbury, a son of Emanuel and Edna Allen Arbogast. He was employed at Corning Glass Works, Corning, retiring in 1965; was a member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are his wife, the former Ivah Richards with whom he celebrated 25 years of marriage in August, 1992. Also surviving are a daughter, Virginia Black, Covington; sons, Charles C. Arnot and Walter E., Long Beach, CA; daughter-in-law, Mong Lan Arbogast, Inglewood, CA; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Ms. Bessie Hoffa and Mrs. Catherine Johnson, both of Canton; sister-in-law, Amy Arbogast, Canton; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Edgar and Harry A. and a son Edgar J. The funeral service was conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, February 20, with the Rev. Ira Hindman, his pastor officiating. Interment was in the Arbon Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ARBOGAST Catherine Johnson [SRGP 89864]
On the morning of Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, Catherine B. (Arbogast) Johnson of Williamsport died quietly at Manor Care North. She was 96 years of age. Born in Canton on April 4th, 1916 she was the daughter of Emanuel and Edna Arbogast. Surviving are: her son James (& Anna Marie) Johnson; sister Bessie (& Ed) Hoffa; granddaughters Cathy McCarty, Cindy Wheeler, Carol Deitrick, Chris Lee and Connie Zigman; grandsons Rick Johnson and Jamie Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband Alvin Johnson, daughter Barbara Mix, great-granddaughter Trish Marie Wheeler, sister Viola Conn and brothers Harry, Clifford and Nathan Arbogast. The service was held December 1 with interment in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Arrangements were under the care of the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Canton Independent Sentinel – December 8, 2012
Clark ATKINSON, 88 of Morris Run, died Wednesday, October 3, 1973, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in England on February 13, 1885, a son of Matthew and Emma Lewis Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson was a retired miner. Surviving are his three sons, Ralph, address unknown, Louis of Morris Run, and Robert of Elkland; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Simons, of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Shirley Wright, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Gerald Maloney, of Waverly, N.Y., 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the Auld Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Guy Camp, pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg officiated.
age 88 of Morris Run, Pa., Wednesday, October 3, 1973 after an extended illness. No visitation. Funeral and committal services at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Friday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Guy Camp III officiating. Burial Arbon Cemetery. Survived by sons, Ralph Atkinson address unknown, Louis Atkinson of Morris Run, Pa., Robert Atkinson of Elkland, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Eva Simons of Corning, New York, Mrs. Shirley Wright of Elmira, New York, Mrs. Gerald Maloney of Waverly, New York, 27 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
AULD John Sr. – Arnot, Aug. 18 – John Auld, Sr., aged 78 years, died at the home of his son, John, Jr., at Portage, from the effects of a stroke two weeks ago. The remains were brought to his late home Wednesday evening. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Mosher, of Liberty, officiating. The funeral was in charge of Blossburg Lodge, No. 350, F. & A.M., of which he was a member. He was also a member of Arbon Lodge, No. 489, I.O.O.F. Interment in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at Blossburg. He is survived by five daughters – Mrs. Jean Nelson, of Pittsburg; Mrs. James Richards, of Morrisdale; Mrs. Nell Simpson and Mrs. Alex Simpson, of Arnot, and Miss Agnes, at home; and five sons, George and James Sr., of Arnot; John, of Portage; Robert, of Garman Mills, and Andrew, of New Alexander. Wellsboro Agitator, 20 August 1919
AULD John – John Auld, a well-known and respected citizen of Arnot, died at Portage August 12, aged 77 years. Mr. Auld was on a visit to his son. The remains were taken to Arnot Wednesday evening. Mr. Auld was born in Scotland and came to this country in 1871, settling in Fall Brook. He lived there less than a year, when he moved to Arnot. His wife died August 9, 1918. He is survived by the following children – Mrs. Jean Nelson, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. James Richards, of Morrisdale; Mrs. Alexander Simpson and Mrs. W. B. Simpson, of Arnot, and Miss Agnes Auld, at home. The following sons survive – James S. and George, of Arnot; John, of Portage; Robert, of Garman Mills; Andrew, of New Alexander. The funeral was in charge of Bloss Lodge No. 360. F. & A. M., of which Mr. Auld was a member. A deputation from Arbon Lodge, No. 489, I.O.O.F., to which he also belonged, attended the obsequies. Wellsboro Agitator, 20 August 1919. (second entry for this date)
BABCOCK - PERRY, Thelma "June" (Babcock)
83, of Blossburg, PA, entered heaven by the "Gatehouse" (Williamsport, PA) on Monday, April 28, 2008. Born on July 20, 1924 in South Williamsport, PA, June was the daughter of Charles Henry and Helen Cecilia (Kiessling) Babcock. She graduated in 1942 from the North Penn High School in Blossburg. On February 12, 1944 June married Ellis Ray Perry and began her life journey. She was employed at J.P. Ward Foundry, Corning Glass Works, The Blossburg State Hospital, as a private duty caregiver, but her most cherished occupation was that of homemaker, wife and mother of her five children and "Dee Dee" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, June (Edward) Signor, Arnot, Joan (David) Yeager, Arnot, Susan (Tom MacBlane) Perry, Blossburg, E. David (Teri) Perry, Allenwood, Patricia (Paul) Wentzler, Pennsdale; grandchildren, Kimberly (Michael) Route and Jeremy Signor; great-grandchildren, Noah and Hunter Route; a sister, Marian Pequignot; a lifelong friend, Ceil Swinsick; a loving caregiver, Jackie Smith; and her beloved friends, Reverend John and Linda Shypulefski. June was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ellis Ray Perry, who died October 26, 1990, and a sister, Pauline, and brother, Charles (Bud). Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Friday, May 2nd at 11 a.m. officiating will be Rev. John Shypulefski; burial will follow at Arbon cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.
BAILEY Charlotte - [SRGP 21560] Mrs. Charlotte Mold, of Elmira, formerly of Blossburg, died Wednesday afternoon, after a long illness, aged 68 years. She is survived by a son, Edward, of Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Hufford, Mrs. Frank Watson and Mrs. William Aylesworth, of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Walace Hager, of Horseheads; three brothers, William Bailey, of Blossburg; Frank and John Bailey, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Saturday at 10 a.m.; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. [Wellsboro Agitator 19 OCT 1921]
BAILEY – Mrs. Einzay Bailey Manley (SRGP 31643), 52, widow of Floyd Manley, died Saturday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness. Mrs. Manley was born in Blossburg, the daughter of Mrs. Carrie Bailey and the late William Bailey, and had spent her entire life here. She was affiliated with the Blossburg Methodist and Baptist Churches. Surviving are her mother, three brothers, Leon Bailey of Long Beach, Calif., Purley Bailey of Canton and Harold Bailey of Blossburg. Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon at the Auld Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Dunn officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 6 Aug. 1953
BAILEY –PHYLLIS B. ROUPP, 67 of Arnot died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the wife of Ross F. Roupp Jr. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Blossburg. Born Dec. 24, 1932 in this city, she was a daughter of Leland and Edna Leonard Bailey. Surviving, besides her husband of 48 years, are four sons, Rodney of Elyria, Ohio, Timothy of Blossburg, Gerald of Mansfield and Kenneth of Blossburg; a daughter, Kathleen Roupp of Rocky Mount, N.C.; three sisters, Laurena Gardner of Cortland, N.Y., Shirley LeVan of Freeville, N.Y. and Beverly Kreisher of this city; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Shirley Jean. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. John Shypulefski her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will provide the flowers. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
BARRETT - STELLA ANDERSON
Stella Anderson, 88, formerly of Lynd St., Blossburg, died Sunday, Nov. 14, (2004) in Dallas, Texas.Born Oct. 21, 1916 in Glen Ridge, N.J., the daughter of William and Celestine Aimar Barrett. Stella was married to Arnold Anderson who preceded her in death in 1999. Surviving are a son, Thomas Bashall of Texas; a sister, Aline Reed of N.J.; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Stella was preceded in death by a son, Robert Bashall. Friends will be received at Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Wehner officiating. Burial will follow at Arbon Cemetery
BARRETT – Stella Anderson, 88, formerly of Lynd St., Blossburg, died Sunday, Nov. 14, in Dalla, Texas. Born Oct. 21, 1916 in Glen Ridge, NJ, she was the daughter of William and Celestine Aimar Barrett. Stella was married to Arnold Anderson who preceded her in death in 1999. Surviving are a son, Thomas Bashall of Texas; a sister, Aline Reed of NJ; 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Stella was preceded in death by a son, Robert Bashall. Friends will be received at Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, Nov 17 from 7-9 PM. Services will be held there Thursday at 11 AM with Pastor Bruce Wehner officiating. Burial will follow at Arbon Cemetery. - The Mansfield Gazette, 17 Nov. 2004, p.6A
Carl L. BARTHOLOMEW, 61, of Wellsboro died Monday Nov. 12, 1990 at Soldiers and Sailors memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Feb. 19, 1929 son of Chester and Isa ? Clark Bartholomew. Army vet, Korean conflict. Wife, Dora Ayers Bartholonew died 1957. Two sons; Ronald, 1956 and Thomas Willammee1984; daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and David Crawford, Carlene and Ronald Houston; step-daughter- Kay Van Gordon & Linda Brockway. Special friend, Joyce Willammee; sisters and brother-in laws, Laura and Robert Patterson, Virginia and Paul Woodward, Blossburg, Veta and Dewight Bronson, Nadine and Richard English and Linda and Vern Sheaffer; Brothers and sister-in-laws, Kirk and Alice Bartholomew and Bruce and Ruth Bartholomew. Burial in Arborn Cemetery, Blossburg, PA “Wellsboro Gazette,” Nov. 14, 1990
BARTHOLOMEW, Carl L.---- Wellsboro---- Carl L. Bartholomew, 61, of Wellsboro RD2, died today, Monday, Nov. 12, 1990, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Following an illness. Mr. Bartholomew's wife, the former Dora Ayers, died in 1957. He was employed by Dietrich's Milk Products, Middleburg Center. An Army veteran of the Korea War, he was a member of Dewey Heichel Post 4907, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Wellesboro, he was the son of Chester and Isa Clark Bartholomew. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Shirley Crawford, of Wellsboro, RD5, and Mrs Carlene Houston, of Wellsboro RD3; five sisters, Mrs. Laura Patterson, and Mrs. Virginia Woodard, both of Blossburg, Mrs Veta Bronson, Mrs. Nadine English and Mrs. Linda Sheaffer, all of Wellsboro; two brothers, Kirk and Bruce, both of Wellsboro, eight grand-childern and two great-grandchildern. He helped a longtime friend, Joyce Willammee, of Wellsboro RD 4, rear her two daughters, Mrs. Kay VanGordon, of Wellsboro RD 2, and Mrs. Linda Brockway, of Wellsboro. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Tuasey-Mosher's, 139 Main Street. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. LaVerne E. Holliday, pastor of Mount Zion Full Gospel Church, Wellsboro RD 3, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday. Submitted by C.V. Woodard
RONALD EUGENE BARTHOLOMEW, infant son of Carl and Dora Ayers Bartholomew of Blossburg, Sunday, Aug. 5, 1956. Survived by parents; sisters, Carlene and Shirley Bartholomew at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alberta Ayers of Mansfield; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bartholomew of Wellsboro; paternal great-grandfather, Herman Clark of Cherry Flats; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Potter of Willard, N.Y. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral home, Mansfield where friends may call. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David D. Cronk. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/1956
Military services will be Monday at 2 p.m. for Park Bateman, 94 of Blossburg, a Lycoming County native and the last surviving Spanish-American War veteran in the Tioga County area. Mr. Bateman died Friday, Dec. 4, 1970, in Blossburg State Hospital where he was admitted Sept. 10 as a medical patient. Born Aug. 20, 1876, in McIntyre Township, he lived his early youth in Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming and enlisted in the Wyoming Volunteer Infantry in May, 1898, He was sent to the Philippines and fought in several engagements, including the capture of Manila. After his army discharge in September, 1899, in San Francisco, he learned that his family had moved back to Blossburg so he returned there to join them. He worked for the Erie Railroad and later was a foreman at the Bower coal mine in Blossburg. Although he never attended school, he held a number of posts in Blossburg. These included borough councilman, Justice of the peace for 10 years, constable and police chief for 18 years, borough assessor for 13 years, and road commissioner. He retired in 1965. In recent years, he was the central figure in Blossburg parades, always occupying the place of honor in the lead car in the procession. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Blossburg, and was a lay leader there. He was also a member of Supreme Sacrifice V. F. W. Post No. 8730 in Blossburg. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha Eddings; a son, Park, of Attica, N.Y.; a daughter Mrs. Eva Allis, of York; a sister, Mrs. Martha Olke, of Renton, Wash.; 6 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. The military funeral will be in the church with his pastor, the Rev. George Booth, and the Rev. Andrew P. Allis, of Johnstown, his grandson, officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home in Blossburg.
Beckman, Elsworth L. age 48 of Neals Trailer Court, Mansfield RD 1; Wednesday May 9 1973, while at work at the Mansfield State College. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday 1 p.m. Rev. Donald Terry Pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Blossburg, officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by one brother, Charles of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews; including Mrs. Shirley Funk of Trout Run, Pa. he was born in Liberty, Pa. January 17 1925. He was a custodian at Mansfield State College for the past four years.
JOHN BEECHEY SR., 80, Morris Run, Pa. Sunday, November 13, 1966. Friends may call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Arbon Cemetery. Survived by sons, John Jr., Blossburg and Thomas Richard of Montoursville; brothers, William Beechey, Gillett and Lloyd Beechey of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Parks, Elmira, Mrs. Elizabeth Bush, Elmira, Mrs. Ellen Wooster, Canton, Pa. and Mrs. Margaret Wheeler, Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren. Mr. Beechey’s wife, Mrs. Lillian Beechey, died last Tuesday, November 8, 1966. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1966
MORGAN BEECHY KILLED IN MINE
Blossburg Man Was Victim Of Rock Slide Monday
Morgan Beechey, aged 53 years, of Blossburg, was killed Monday about noon, in a rock slide as he worked in a mine of the Morris Run Coal Mining Company. Companions were uninjured. Witnesses said rock feel from the roof and struck the workman on the head. Mr. Beechey was born at Morris Run, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Beechey. He moved to Blossburg after his marriage to Miss Ellen Johnson. He was a member of the Methodist church choir. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Margaret, Helene and Betty; two sons, Charles and Richard, all at home; his father, of Elmira; six sisters, Mrs. Robert Copton, Mrs. Clifford Parks, Mrs. Perry Klinger, of Elmira; Mrs. Powell Burr, of Canton; Mrs. Earl Martin, of South Carolina; Mrs. Robert Bush, of Corning; five brothers, James and John of Morris Run; William, of Gillette; Edwin, of Horseheads; Lloyd, of Speculator, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Methodist church, Rev. Dwight Loder, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery, at Blossburg.
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, January 01, 1942:
A rock slide in the Morris Run Coal Company mine shortly before noon Monday, took the life of Morgan Beechey, 53, Blossburg. Companions in the mine with him were uninjured. Witnesses said rock fell from the roof and struck Beechey on the head. Mr. Beechey was born in Morris Run, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Beechey. He moved to Blossburg after his marriage to Miss Ellen Johnson. He was a member of the Methodist church choir. Surviving are his wife : three daughters, Margaret, Helen, and Betty; two sons, Charles and Richard, all at home; his father, Morgan Beechey, Sr. of Elmira; six sisters, Mrs. Robert Compton, Mrs. Clifford Parks, Mrs. Perry Klinger, all of Elmira; Mrs. Powell Burr, Canton; Mrs. Earl Martin, South Carolina; Mrs. Robert Bush, Corning; five brothers; James and John, Morris Run; William, Gillette; Edwin, Horseheads, and Lloyd, Speculator, N.Y. Funeral services will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Blossburg with the Rev. Dwight Loder, pastor, officiating; interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
BELLINGER –BETTY ANNN BELLINGER CLARK, 67, Arnot, diedJune 15, 2000 at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born February 10, 1933, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Harold and Marion Ogden Bellinger, Sr. She was formerly employed by Canton Manufacturing in Canton. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. Preceding her in death was her father, Harold Bellinger, Sr. Surviving are her companion, Richard H. Phelps, Arnot; mother, Marion Bellinger, Broad Acres; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bradley Allen, Canton; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Mary Ann Clark, Sr., Arnot; Richard W. and Crystal Phelps, Blossburg; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Del Kirkendall, Arnot; Beverly and Russell Campbell, Arnot; Charlotte and Gordon Heck, Liberty, one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Carol Bellinger, Jr., Arnot; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 18 at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial was in Arnot Cemetery, Arnot. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BELLINGER Elizabeth N. SMITH, 47, of Ulster RR 2, PA died Wednesday, September 13, 1995 at the home of her son, Sam Smith of Gillett RR 1. She was employed at Wolfe’s Poultry Farm in East Smithfield for several years. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Richard Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Bonnie Smith of Gillett RR 1 and Mark and Connie Smith of Bentley Creek; her mother, Faye Bellinger of Blossburg, PA; four grandchildren; a brother and a sister; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Samuel Bellinger, in 1962. funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 16 with the Rev. Kermit O. Shrawder officiating and burial to be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorials maybe directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
RUSSELL BELLMAN, 45 of Emporium, formerly of Arnot, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1947. Survived by mother, Mrs. Mabel Bellman; sisters, Miss Gladys Bell, Mrs. Gerald Wriggles, Mrs. John Fields, all of Emporium, Mrs. Louis Hudsick of Penfield; several aunts and uncles. Funeral Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at the Blossburg Methodist Church, Rev. Dwight Loder. –Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1947
BENSON, FRANKLIN (SRGP 18708)
Blossburg. Mar. 16—Franklin Benson, a resident of this place for many years, died Thursday afternoon at the family home. Mr. Benson was born in Rutland and when a young man came to Blossburg where he had since resided. His wife died four years ago. Mr. Benson is survived by a son, Olen of Blossburg and a sister, Mrs. John Lamb of Mansfield. The funeral was held today at 3 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Trevor, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery.
BERGQUIST –MRS. NORA OGDEN, 70, of South Main Street, Blossburg, widow of Clarence Ogden died Saturday, April 5, 1958 at the Blossburg State Hospital. She was born in Arnot, daughter of August and Matilda Benson Bergquist. Her late husband owned a grocery store and meat market for many years. She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edward Skolny, Mrs. Octave Ransom Bailey, Middlebury, Mrs. Gladys Hetherton, Elmira; three sons, Kenneth, Gordon and Donald, all of Blossburg, a brother, Daniel Bergquist, Canton; a sister, Mr. John Anderson, Franklin, Mass; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Herbert Hoskins, her pastor conducted services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the family residence on South Main Street. Burial was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Canton Independent Sentinel
August Berguson, 80, of 126 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, October 2, 1972, in the Buffalo, N.Y. Veterans Administration Hospital. He was born in Landrus, Tioga County, a son of Bert and Alma Berguson. Mr. Berguson was a member of the Blossburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired employee of the J. P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arnold Wolden, of Troy; a sister, Miss Bertha Berguson, of Arnot; a brother, Albert, of Elmira, N.Y. and three grandchildren. The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Terry, his pastor, officiated.
BERRY - BLOSSBURG – Mrs. Gladys Eddings, of Riverside Park, Blossburg, mother of Mrs. Bernice Losieniecki and Harry Eddings, both of this city, died Thursday Oct. 11, 1773, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The widow of Harry Eddings Sr., she would have been 70 Tuesday. She was born at Tioga on Oct. 16, 1903, a daughter of Daniel and Annetta Bockus Berry. Surviving, besides her daughter and son here, are another son, Donald, of Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Strouble, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Katherine Kreger, of Liberty; two brothers, Thomas Berry, of Willmington, Del., and J. Demorest Berry, of Forksville, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa.
Charles W. BESCANCENY, 86 ,of Mansfield, formerly of Blossburg, died early Monday morning at the home of his son Elery, in Mansfield. He is survived by three other sons, Theodore R., Athletic Coach at Mansfield; Walter of Blossburg and Charles Elvin, of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home , with the Rev. Clifton E. Dawson and Rev. Howard McCloy officiating. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.
Ross BESCANCENY , 57, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, December 2, 1959. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blossburg: a painter and interior decorator.Survived by wife Mrs. Lorine Thomas Besanceney; mother, Mrs Elsie Besanceney of Blossburg,; son, Robert of Elmira; Daughters, Mrs Betty Mitchell and Mrs. Donald Weinfluh, both of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Florence Lindie of Blossburg, and Mrs Leona Shinzel of Des Moines, Iowa; stepsisters, Mrs Isabel Butters and Mrs Mary Woodhouse, both of Morris. Funeral services were held Saturday, the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
Elmira Star Gazette (I assume)(most likely Arbon cemetery)
William G. W. BESCANCENY, 78,
315 E. Miller St. Saturday, June 29, 1946. Survived by son, Francis W. Besanceney of Elmira, brother, Charles Besanceney of Mansfield; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. Body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30p.m. Rev.Hubert Gordon, burial in Blossburg
BLAIR – Death of John J. BLAIR. John J. BLAIR aged 72 years of Detroit, Mich. Died at the home of his brother Alexander BLAIR at Arnot, Pa. on Friday Sept. 18, 1931. He is survived by one son and one daughter; John A. BLAIR, of Chester, Pa. and Mrs. Isabelle BRIDGES OF Detroit, Mich. Two brothers and one sister, Alexander BLAIR of Arnot, James BLAIR of Covington, and Mrs. Marion FLEMING of Urbana, Ill. Mr. BLAIR was a former
BOGACZYK Celia Agnes Swinsick
age 81, died Saturday April 7, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Trout Run. Born April 7, 1931 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Vincent and Mary Tafelski Bogaczyk. Celia married Joseph Adam Swinsick August 13, 1949; he preceded her in death on January 31, 1976. She was a member of Holy Child Parish. Celia loved her grandchildren and enjoyed bird watching. Surviving Celia are her daughters, Mary L. (Gary) Vasey, Erin, NY and Karen (Dwight) Fry, Trout Run; sisters, Theresa Steves, Blossburg, Gertrude Burt, Elmira, NY, and Dorothy Goodwin, Elmira, NY; brothers, Clement Bogaczyk, Elmira, NY, Edmund Bogaczyk, Blossburg, and William Bogaczyk, Blossburg; grandchildren, Nathaniel Fry, Chicago, IL, Nicholas (Amber) Fry, Frederick, MD, Jessica (Jaydee Benjamin) Ober, Corning, NY, and Caryn Ober, Corning, NY; great-grandchildren, Ayden Fry and Ryder Fry, Frederick, MD. In addition to her husband, Joseph, Celia was preceded in death by brothers, Vincent and Joseph; and sisters, Helen, Marion, Regina, and Margaret. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, April 11th, from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's Church, Blossburg, with Rev. Brian Clark as celebrant. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Star Gazette – April 10, 2012 resident of Arnot and was well and favorably known throughout the county. Sept. 24th, 1931 Wellsboro Gazette
BOGART Harvey E. - Blossburg- Harvey E. Bogart, 73, a resident of this place for many years, died last Wednesday at the home of his son, Walter Bogart, of Belle Vernon. Mr. Bogart had been spending some time in California, where he was taken ill and he returned to the home of his son. The body was brought here Friday and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Earl Bogart. The Rev. Owen Barrett, pastor of the Methodist church officiated. The services at Arbon cemetery, where burial was made was in charge of Arbon Lodge, IOOF. Mr Bogart is survived by his sons, Walter, Belle Vernon, and Earl, of Blossburg; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Potter, of Waterloo, N. Y.; Mrs. Emma Weilday, of Riverside, Cal., and Mrs. Hattie Snyder, of Newfield, N. Y.; two brothers, James Franklin Bogart and George Oscar Bogart, both of Newfield. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
BOOTH - GERTRUDE L. GILMORE: Mrs. Gertrude
L. Gilmore, 93, of Blossburg, died Friday, April 20, 1973. She was the widow of
Robert Gilmore. She was born in Blossburg on Jan. 15, 1880, a daughter of John
and Matilda Bunn Booth. Mrs. Gilmore was a member of the Blossburg First
Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Robert G., of Reading, and Stuart U.,
of Harrisburg, and a grandson, Edwin C,. with whom she resided. Private funeral
and committal services were held on Monday, it Auld’s, 120 North Williamson
Road, with burial in the Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. John Shypulefski, her
BOOTH Howard Fredrick Booth
91, of Flagstaff, Ariz., formerly of Blossburg and Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Thomas and Mary Auld Booth. Howard moved to Pennsylvania at an early age, attended Arnot Schools, graduated from North Penn High School, and owned and operated Booth's Department Store in Blossburg for 27 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Howard was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for 18 years, member of the Blossburg Men's Century Club where he served several years as president, trustee of Arbon Cemetery serving as treasurer for 20 years, member of Ivy Masonic Lodge # 397, Elmira, NY, charter member of the Blossburg Kiwanis Club serving a year as president, member of the Blossburg Odd Fellows Lodge, served on the board of Broad Acres Nursing Home, member of the Tioga Lion's Club serving eight years as treasurer, served as chairman of the Tioga Food Pantry, and member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. Howard is survived by his daughter, Sharon Griffin of Flagstaff, Ariz., two granddaughters, Melanie Hilfiger Bonanno, Lisa Copp Wooge both of Las Vegas, Nev.; a grandson, John Mason of Ash Fork, Ariz.; three great- grandchildren, Felicia Bonanno, Jace and Jolee Mason. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha "Bunnie" Booth in 1998. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service 130 S. Main St, Mansfield, Tuesday Aug. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Wellsboro Gazette - August 8, 2011
BOOTH - Thomas H. Booth, 88, of Williamsport, formerly of Arnot, died Sunday Nov. 5, 1978, in Leader Nursing Center at Williamsport. Born March 17, 1890 at Blossburg, he was a son of Fred and Edith Howell Booth. He was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, and Arbon Odd Fellows Lodge 489, both at Blossburg. Mr. Booth was a former secretary of the Arbon Cemetery Assn., Blossburg. He owned and operated a general store at Arnot for several years. Surviving are a son, Howard of Blossburg; two daughters, Mrs. Jonathan Shaffer of Williamsport, and Mrs. Bernard Knapp of South Glens Falls, NY; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Rev. Guy W. Camp, pastor of first United Methodist Church, Blossburg, officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 8, 1978
BORDEN – MRS. F.S. HUGHES DIED SATURDAY- She was Well Known
throughout Tioga County.
Mrs. Clara BORDEN HUGHES, wife of the Attorney Frank S. HUGHES, of Blossburg and Wellsboro died at the Packer Hospital in Sayre Saturday, Dec 23, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin BORDEN, of Arnot, and removed to Blossburg after her marriage and was a prominent civic leader. A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, she was an active member of the Methodist church, and had been president of its Woman’s Society of Christian Service until a short time ago. She was a Past Regent of Wellsboro Chapter, D.A.R., a member of the Blossburg Reading Club and Mansfield Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving, in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Paul ZELLER, of East Aurora, N.Y.; Miss Marietta, a student at Elmira College, and a grandson, Stephen, of East Aurora. Funeral services will be held at the late residence in Blossburg at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Dwight LODER, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. Dec. 27, 1944, Wellsboro Agitator ++
Wellsboro Agitator 28 DEC 1944
Eminent Blossburg Woman Expires- Mrs. Clara Borden Hughes, wife of Attorney Frank S. Hughes, and one of Blossburg's most prominent women, died last Saturday evening, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness. Mrs. Hughes had been in ill health for more than a year and had gone to Wellsboro to spend the winter, when her condition became acute, necessitating her return to the hospital where her death occurred. Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Borden, former residents of Arnot. She was graduated from the Arnot High School and the Mansfield State Teachers College. Following her marriage to Mr. Hughes, she came to Blossburg where she has since made her home, and where she has been active in the religious, social, and civic life of the community. She was a member of the Methodist Church and at the time she was taken ill was president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, a past regent of the Wellsboro Chapter DAR, a member of the Blossburg Reading Club and a member of Twilight Chapter, Eastern Star. A woman of high ideals, she was highly interested in everything that was undertaken for local advancement. She was especially interested in the work of her church and successful in her many undertakings. Her death caused sorrow throughout the community. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Zeller, of East Aurora, N.Y., and Miss Marietta Hughes, a junior in Elmira College; a grandson, Stephen Zeller of East Aurora; two nephews and a niece. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at her late home with Rev. Dwight E. Loder, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery.
CHRISTINE H. BOWER age 96 of 310 Granger St., Blossburg, PA Monday, April 26, 1982 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lewis C. Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA. Funeral and committal service Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Norman L. Marden officiating. She is survived by one nephew, Robert L. Bower of Minneapolis, MN; one niece, Mrs. Jean Metzger of Orono, ME. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg. Friends may make memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1982
BOWER John – John Bower died at his home in Blossburg Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of several months. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Andrew, of Depew, and Paul, at home; his aged father, of Blossburg, and one brother, William, of Elmira. Wellsboro Agitator, 2 July 1919.
BOWER Robert L. Bower, 89, of Richfield, Minn. And formerly of Blossburg, died Friday, March 30, 2007. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at Blossburg’s Arbon Cemetery with Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg is assisting the family with arrangements - Mansfield Gazette, 4 April 2007
WILLIAM M. BOWER age 55 of 27 Hillcrest Ave., Washington, N.J., suddenly, Monday, November 27, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Thursday 11 a.m. Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1978
BRAINARD –E. FRANCES OGDEN, 82, of Blossburg, died March 25, 2002 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1920, in Halsey Valley, N.Y., she was a daughter of Truman and Edith (Lee) Brainard. Frances was employed by the Ward Factory in Blossburg for many years until retiring in 1979. Frances was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved fishing and metal detecting. Surviving are her children, Robert Robinson of Ariz., Donna Adams of Big Flats, N.Y., Carolyn Eiswerth of Williamsport, Ronald Parker Jr. of Ariz. And Carol Richardson of Troy; stepchildren, Richard and Clinton “Buddy” Ogden, both of Blossburg; several grandchildren; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Irma Strickland and Sally Haverly, both of Towanda and Connie Bixby of New Albany; brothers, Truman Brainard of Towanda and Harold Brainard of New Albany; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Kenneth Ogden and a son, Gerald Leroy Parker. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Arbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blossburg Library, 307 Main St., Blossburg, PA. –Williamsport Son-Gazette.
BRIGHAM –GERTRUDE HANNAH age 72 of 224 Davis St., Blossburg, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1977 at the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hospital, Wellsburg, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral home, Blossburg Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Kermit Clickner and Rev. James R. Josie, officiating. Burial in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by her sons, Samuel Hannah of Blossburg and Gordon Hannah, Portland, Ore.; brothers, Louis Brigham, Savannah, Ga. And Wesley Brigham, Gerald, Ga.; sisters, Mrs. Irene Hilton, Gerard, Ga. and Mrs. Beulah Williams, Savannah, Ga.; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; one grandson; one niece and several cousins in Elmira; several nieces and nephews in Georgia. –Elmira Star-Gazette -11/18/1977
MISS CORA BRION of 227 Mt. Zoar St. Monday, Sept. 6, 1954. Employee of F. M. Howell & Co. for 35 years, member of Centenary Methodist Church. Survived by mother, Mrs. Anna Brion of Elmira; sisters, Miss Lula Brion of Elmira, Mrs. Ray L. Tormey of Bradford, N.Y., Mrs. Mildred Hutchinson of Mansfield, Pa. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home where family will receive friends today 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert L. Homer. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954
BROOKS - NYBECK
Alice E. Age 89, dies leaving 176 direct descendants. Alice died Monday, October 10, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 23, 1916 in Arnot, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Bellinger Brooks. Alice married Albert C. Nybeck April 27, 1935 and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until his passing September 24. 1991. Alice was a lifetime member of Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run, and a member of the Ambassadors of the Siloa Lutheran Church. Alice was a homemaker, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Alice enjoyed her church life and spending time with her family and many friends. She especially enjoyed spending time at the family campground. She will be greatly missed by family, extended family and numerous friends. Surviving are two daughters, Joyce (Donald) Wickman and Sandra (Richard) Bord, both of Morris Run; four sons, Donald (Ethel) Nybeck, Lebanon, Joseph (Mary) Nybeck, Canton, Raymond (Sandy) Nybeck, Troy, and Vernon (Candy) Nybeck, Morris Run; 44 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by daughters, Mary A. Smith and Carol A. Lucas; sons, Fred A. Nybeck and Richard A. Nybeck; brothers, Joseph and Gordon; sister, Blanche Swinsick; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, October 12, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run. The Rev. Raymond Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Siloa Lutheran Church.
BROOKS –BLANCHE M. SWINSICK, 74, Blossburg, diedon June 20, 1994 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on May 24, 1920, a daughter of Joseph and Ethel Bellinger Brooks. She retired in 1984, after working as a coremaker for J. P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg. Blanche was a member of the United Methodist Church, Blossburg; was Sunshine Secretary of the Alpha Circle; Memorial Fund treasurer; member of the church administrative council; the Arnot Sportsman’s Club; and Senior Citizens Organizational Club. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dick Llewellyn of Blossburg; daughter Candy Cuneo, Sellersville, PA; a sister, Alice Nybeck, Morris Run; four grandsons, one granddaughter, six great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, and three step-great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Swinsick, in 1969, and by two brothers, Joseph and Gordon Brooks. Visitation was held on June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Adams, Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg. The funeral will be held June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Blossburg United Methodist Church with the Reverend Carl Hill officiating. Interment will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blossburg United Methodist Church. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BROOKS, Joseph – The funeral of Joseph Brooks was held from his late home in Blossburg March 23, Rev. G.A. Scott, of the M.E. church, officiating. Mr. Brooks was 66 years of age and was one of Blossburg’s best known citizens. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Martin, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Harry Laundsberry, of Syracuse; four sons, Thomas, Harry, John, of Blossburg, and Ernest, of Covington; one sister, Mrs. Howell Lewis; four brothers, John S., Harry, Thomas and William Brooks, all of Blossburg. Interment was made in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919.
William Brooks, 84, of Wellsburg, NY, RD 2, formerly of Blossburg, died unexpectedly while fishing in the New England States, on Sunday, August 12th. He was a retired employee of the Kennedy Valve Corporation of Elmira. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Jane Kamp, of Elmira, Mrs. Thelma Thomason of Odessa, NY, a son, James W. Brooks Sr. of Wellsburg, brothers, Lewis Brooks of Blossburg and Lester Brooks of Rochester, nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 1 pm at the Keister Funeral Home in Elmira. The Rev. Edward R. McCracken officiated with burial in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.
age 84 of Wellsburg RD2, N.Y. Sunday August 12, 1973 at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, N.H. suddenly while vacationing in the New England States. Friends may call at the Keister Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Edward R. McCracken. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Emma Jane) Kamp, Elmira, Mrs. Harold (Thelma) Thomason, Odessa, N.Y.; sons James W. Brooks Sr., Wellsburg. RD 2, N.Y.; brothers Lewis Brooks, Blossburg, Pa., Lester Brooks, Rochester, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Brooks was a retired employee of Kennedy Valve Corp of Elmira.
WESLEY H. BROOKS age 51 of 107 McIntyre St., Blossburg, Pa. Thursday, June 9, 1983 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Lewis C. Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Shypulefski. Burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by wife, the former Laura Bartholomew Brooks; 1 daughter, Sherry and 1 son, Daniel both at home; 2 brothers, Francis Brooks of Blossburg and Earl Brooks of Covington, Pa.; 1 sister, Mrs. Jane Skaehill of Covington RD 1; several nieces and nephews. He was member of Blossburg VFW Post and member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post 572 of Blossburg, member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg. He was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Blossburg, the son of Lee and Lydia Williams Brooks. He was an Army Veteran. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/1983
BRUEILLY- Mrs Bertha Brueilly Kinney, 86 years, of Pittsburgh, Pa. formerly of Blossburg, died Monday, February 5, 1973. She was born in Blossburg on April 20, 1887. She was the daughter of Peter and Jane Brueilly. Her survivors include two nieces; Mrs Ester Cloud of Corning, and Mrs. Robert Hayes of Front Royal, Virginia. Funeral and committal service was held Thursday at 10:00a.m. at the Auld Funeral Home, North Williamson Road, Blossburg, burial was in the Arbon cemetery, with the John Shypulefski, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.
BRUEILLY- Pease, Marjorie Brueilly Devitt Pease, 87, a resident of the Carleton Home, Wellsboro, and formerly of Millerton, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 6, 1911, in Covington, she was the daughter of Peter and Lena Pollard Brueilly. She was a dairy farmer for many years, and a member of Jackson Summit Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Clarence E. Devitt and Willard Pease; one sister, Ester Clark Whittaker; and one brother Raymond Brueilly. Surviving are two daughters and son - in- law, Eleanor and Harold Draper and Joyce and William Young, all of Millerton; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandsons. Friends may call Thursday Aug. 6, from 7p.m. to 9p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Aug. 7, at 11a.m. with the Rev. Douglas Hodge, pastor of the Jackson Summit Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made at Arbon cemetery, Blossburg.
BUBACZ Joseph, Sr.,
Age 75, lifelong Blossburg, PA resident, died unexpectedly on February 13, 2008. Born on September 15, 1931 in Blossburg, Joe was a son of the late Leon and Elizabeth (Lamonski) Bubacz. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 29, 1957 he married the former Marlene Cheyney. She preceded him in death in 1995 following 38 wonderful years of marriage. Joe was employed for 45 years at the Ward Foundry until retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church (formerly St. Mary's), Hillside Rod and Gun Club, American Legion Post 572 and the V.F.W. Post 8730, all of Blossburg. Joe loved playing bingo, walking and being outdoors. He would help anyone in need. He is survived by his children, Joe Jr. (Cheryl) Bubacz and Kathleen (Robert) Hemenway, all of Blossburg, Irene (Matt) Damiano of Nicholson, PA, Shareen (Rich) Roupp of Christmas, FL; grandchildren, Kurtis (Ashley) and Chad (Shantel) Bogaczyk, Brianna and Victoria Bubacz, Cammy (James) Stevens, Robert, Molly, Jenna, Logan and Dylan Hemenway; great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Felicia and Jimmy Stevens and Tyler Bogaczyk; a brother, Leon Bubacz of New Hampshire; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Joe was predeceased by sisters, Marion Jones and Helen Rakoski. Friends may call 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's (St.Mary's) Catholic Church, Blossburg. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery with Military Honors accorded. Memorials may be made to the First U.M. Church's Food Pantry, P.O. Box 17; Blossburg's Volunteer Fire & Ambulance at P.O. Box 4, both of Blossburg, PA 16912; or to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St. Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2008.
BUNN –DOLORES WESNESKI, 73 of Blossburg, diedat home while surrounded by her beloved family on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Born on November 24, 1933, in Kendal, Fla., Dolores was a daughter of the late Thurlow Bunn and Florence (Griswold) Bunn Faivre. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School. On Nov. 20, 1953 she married William “Bill” Wesneski in the Canton United Methodist Church. In addition to caring for her family and home, Dolores worked at Ward Manufacturing for over 25 years until retiring in 1997. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, her family’s welfare always came first. Dolores was a longtime member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and was instrumental in the church’s food pantry operations. She will be remembered as a wonderful storyteller who enjoyed nature, the outdoors and camping. Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Bill; five children, June Wesneski Otis, Ronald (Margie) Wesneski, Rose Wesneski all of Blossburg, Jerome (Darlene) Wesneski of Williamsport and Kathryn Wesneski Brooks (Greg) of Blossburg; six grandchildren, Judith Aumick Pequignot, Michael Aumick, Jeremy Brooks, Lauren Brooks, Angela Wesneski and Danielle Wesneski; four great grandchildren, Ashley Clark Kessler, Sierra Pequignot, Dokota Pequignot and Jacob Aumick; three siblings, Joyce (Raymond) Evans of Virginia, Wilma (Dean) Hall of Blossburg and Roger (Susan) Bunn of Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dolores was predeceased by an infant sister, Virginia. Calling hours are at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg from 6 – 8 p.m. today. The funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial in Dolores’ name to Blossburg U.M. Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 17 Blossburg, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/25/2007
Florence L. BUNN FAIVRE - Formerly of the Riverside Park, Blossburg, PA Age 90 diedpeacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at The Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Born September 3, 1909 in English Center, Lycoming County, PA. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Rosa Weigel Griswold. Together with her second husband, the late Arthur Faivre, Mrs. Faivre owned and operated the Kozy Korner Restaurant for many years. She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Florence was talented at embroidering. She also enjoyed the outdoors and bird watching. Throughout her life, Florence's main interest encompassed the love she shared in her home and with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by 3 daughters, Joyce Evans of Powhatan, VA, Dolores Wesneski and Wilma Hall, both of Blossburg; a son, Roger Bunn of Lexington Park, MD; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Cecille Blair of Circleville, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thurlow Bunn, in 1957; an infant daughter, Virginia, and several sisters and brothers. Friends may call from 1-2 PM, Sunday, June 18th at the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, PA. The Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with her Pastor, Rev. Archie Cruikshank, officiating. Interment will be held in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Faivre's grandsons. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901, in Florence Faivre's memory.
BUTTERS – Mrs. Elsie Besanceney, 82, of Blossburg, died Sunday, April 2, 1961. She was the widow of John Besanceney and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Blossburg. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lindie of Blossburg, Mrs. Theodore Schinzil of Des Moines, Iowa; stepdaughters, Mrs. Esabel Butters and Mrs. Norman Woodhouse of Morris; sisters, Mrs. Wayne Lewis and Mrs. Ramsey Thomas of Wellsboro, Mrs. Regland Newman of Osceola, Mrs. Etta Brewster of Covington; brother, Ross Butters of Blossburg; two grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 April 1961, p.4
BUTTERS - Ross C. Butters, 84, of Main Street, Blossburg died
suddenly Monday, April 7th  at his home. He was born in Morris, son of
Frank & Sarah Hart Butters, He was a retired farmer. Surviving are four
sisters, Mrs. Etta Brewster of Covington, Mrs. Mabel Lewis and Mrs. Effie
Thomas, of Wellsboro and Mrs. Sadie Newman of Osceola. The funeral and
committal service were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Auld's Funeral Home in
Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Miller pastor of the
United Methodist Church officiated. -Wellsboro Gazette, 10 April 1969