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Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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.
FAIVRE Dolores Wesneski
Age 73, of Blossburg, PA, diedat home while surrounded by her beloved family on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Born on November 24, 1933 in Kendal, FL, Dolores was a daughter of the late Thurlow Bunn and Florence (Griswold) Bunn Faivre. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School. On November 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 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 16912.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2007.
FARRELL – Mrs. Mary Williams, 86, of Arnot died Friday, July 21, 1961. She was the widow of William Williams and a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. She is survived by son, William, of Arnot; daughter, Mrs. Mary Rockwell of Waymart; sister, Mrs. Annie Hughes of Kearney, NJ; brother, Robert Farrell of Arnot. Funeral was at the family home Monday at 2 PM. The Rev. William McElwin officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 26 July 1961, p.4
FISKE Dr. Jan (Jeanette) E., Of Columbia, Maryland, died of an unexpected and sudden illness on March 7, 2008 at the age of 57. She was a clinical psychologist with offices in Glen Burnie and Clinton, Maryland. Dr. Fiske was born in Syracuse, NY, and spent her formative years in Marcellus, NY. She graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She later earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, Chester, PA. Dr. Fiske was a member of the American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association, where she was both a contributor to and served a term as editor of The Maryland Psychologist. Dr. Fiske's mother, Lorraine M. Fiske, predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by her father, Neil V. Fiske of Blossburg, PA; her brother, Ronald N. Fiske of Fredericksburg, VA, and his wife, Cynthia; her nephew, Andrew L. Fiske of Fredericksburg, VA; and her niece, Dr. Lauren C. Fiske of Chesterfield, VA. Jan was loved and respected within a wide network of friends, patients, colleagues and acquaintances. She enjoyed the richness of a 40-year friendship with Helen Imbernino of Gaithersburg, MD, who shared her interest in exploring out-of-the-way communities and antique shops. She had the good fortune to be a friend and neighbor of Lenore and John Kohlman, who shared her love for life and all animals. Other close friends include Wendy Hoffman of Owings Mills, Donna Butman of Vermont, the Very Reverend William Stafford of Tennessee, and Gail Bleach of Silver Spring. Jan will be missed by those who benefited from her deep friendship and generous spirit. Donations may be made in her memory to the Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA; Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, Chestertown, MD; or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Montrose, PA. An interment service will be at a later date in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Arrangements by Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2008.
FISKE - Dr. Jan “Jeanette” Fiske, age 57, died March 7, 2008. Jan was the daughter of Neil Fiske of Blossburg. A committal service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Arbon cemetery, Blossburg, Pastor Jason Guilaume officiating. Arrangements by Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 24 April 2008
FISKE Neil V.
95, of Blossburg, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Broad Acres in Wellsboro. He was born in Hart, Mich. on Dec. 24, 1913, to Harold W. and Estelle M. Fiske.
He was self-efficient and resided at home until early September.Mr. Fiske was the last surviving founder of the Wellsboro Ambulance Association and a former member of the Wellsboro Police Department. He was a World War ll Navy Seabee veteran serving in the Western Pacific area and helped build B-29 landing strips on the Island of Tinian from which Enola Gay flew to drop the first atomic bomb. He briefly visited Iwo Jima and Japan following V-J Day. After the war, Mr. Fiske returned to work as a member of General Motors Plant Protection Department, after which he became a food merchant in Marcellus, N.Y. Later he became a Weights and Measures Inspector for Onondaga County New York (Syracuse) for a number of years. He was a member of the Marcellus Presbyterian Church, American Legion and VFW. Retiring in 1972, the Fiskes returned to Pennsylvania and built a home in Arnot near where his wife, Lorraine Lawson Fiske, was born. He was a member of the Blossburg First United Methodist Church and the Sebring Grange and a former secretary/treasurer of Bloss Township. Mr. Fiske was a man of many interests and accomplishments. During his life he was a champion pistol marksman, a woodworker, a landscape painter, an avid reader and writer, a hunter, a community volunteer, remaining well-informed on current local, state and federal issues and ready to extend a helping hand to others. He was unflinchingly loyal to his God, his country and his family. Mr. Fiske is survived by his son, retired United States Navy judge advovate Ronald Fiske and his wife Cynthia of Fredericksburg, Va. and grandchildren Andrew Fiske of Wilmington, N.C. and medical Dr. Lauren Fiske of Chesterfield, Va. His daughter, psychology Dr. Jeanette Fiske, predeceased him in March 2008. Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 at the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, followed by a funeral service and interment at Arbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.
CHARLES W. (CHICK) FLEMING was 77, of 322 Rush St., Blossburg, Pa., diedThursday, January 11, 1998, at Williamsport General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Arnot, Pa. on May 30, 1918, he was a son of the late John W. and Frances E. Fleming. Survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Irene Dominikoski; daughter, Sandra J. Vroman of Cogan Station, PA; 5 grandchildren, Renee and (David) Wesner, John Hotaken, Dean and (Michele) Morgan II, Tonya Morgan and Brian Morgan; 2 great-grandchildren, Amber Wesner and Mickala Pariso; 1 sister, Mrs. John (Agnes) Kuster, 1 nephew, Thomas Kuster; 1 niece, Ann Millard; 3 grand nephews and 2 grand-nieces. Mr. Fleming was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, The Sebring Grange, The Williamsport Conistory, and Blossburg Masonic Lodge #350 where he served as past master. He was an army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Blossburg VFW, Post #8730 (Supreme Sacrifice), and The Blossburg American Legion Post #0167. Mr. Fleming was a retiree of J.P. Ward Foundries and a member of Local 304. Calling hours at W.M. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, PA Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Blossburg United Methodist Church with the Reverend Archie Cruikshank officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mr. Fleming’s name may be made to Blossburg United Methodist Church or the Tioga County Unit, American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
FLEMING –AGNES FLEMING KUSTER of Hermitage, formerly of Blossburg, PA, passed away peacefully following a brief illness at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday June 24, 2014 at her residence. She was 94. Mrs. Kuster was born November 8, 1919, in Arnot, PA (Tioga County), a daughter of John W. and Frances Keagle Fleming. Following her graduation from Arnot High School, she was employed as a bookkeeper and secretary for Ward Foundries in Blossburg. Her husband of 60 years, John G. Kuster, whom she married June 18, 1941, passed away November 4, 2001. Agnes was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg and its Friendship Circle. She was an exceptional homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking and decorating her home. She is survived by a son, Thomas W. Kuster and his wife Mitzi, Hermitage; a daughter, Ann K. Milliard, also Hermitage; four grandchildren, Andrew T. Kuster and his wife Thessica, Englewood, CO; Abbey Kuster Prokell and her husband Jamie, Maplewood, NJ; Allison M. Bellevue and her husband Ruyter, Abington, MA; and John D. Milliard and Amanda Fry, Coudersport, PA; and five great grandchildren, Demi and Kaz Kuster; Pele and Watts Prokell; and Lucas Brian Bellevue. Besides her husband, Agnes was preceded in death by a son, John G. Kuster, Jr.; a grandson, Brian H. Kuster; and a brother, Charles W. Fleming. Agnes's family would like to thank Claudia Finlaw, her caregiver; Family Hospice and Palliative Care; and Home Instead for their excellent care during her illness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribution be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA. Services: A private service will be held in Blossburg. Interment: Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/3/2014
LILLIAN K. FLEMING age 89 of Heritage Park, Elmira Saturday, November 26, 1977 at the Chemung Co. Nursing Home. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. William Emery officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Fleming of Blossburg; one niece, Mrs. John (Agnes) Custer of Blossburg; one nephew, Mr. Charles Fleming of Blossburg; several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was a member of the Northside Presbyterian Church, Elmira and a retired school teacher. She was born Nov. 14, 1888 in Arnot, Pa., the daughter of William and Janet McClay Fleming. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/27/1977
John FOWLER, 72 of 227 Davis St., Blossburg, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 21, 1927, he was the son of Henry and Laura Davis Fowler. He married Irma Lewis on Oct.2, 1965.He was a retired drafting engineer. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member if the Blossburg United Methodist Church, William B. Wilson American Legion Post #572 of Blossburg, Arnot Sportsmen’s Club and the Moose Lodge of Canton. Preceding him in death were one son, Harland James Fowler; one sister, Kathryn Dillahunty; and one brother, Robert Fowler. Surviving are his wife, Irma; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Raymond Davis of Blossburg; four granddaughters, April Moore of Blossburg, Chrisie Springfield of Alabama, Dawn Mendez of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Candy Fowler, of Alabama; one great-granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. Calling hours were held Saturday, Oct.23, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services were held there Sunday, Oct. 24, with the Rev. Norman L. Marden officiating. Burial Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
THOMAS GARDNER, 68, died at his home on Minnequa Ave., Canton, Saturday morning, July 26, 1941. A former resident of Morris Run, he made his home in Canton five years ago. He leaves his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Lyons, Philadelphia and Mrs. Miles Campbell, Canton; a brother, Walter Gardner Sr., and two sisters, Mrs. John Hatherill, Fall Brook, Pa. and Mrs. Harry Perry, Canton. The Rev. L. A. Guiles will conduct funeral services at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1941
GILMORE – Mrs. Anna GILMORE DICKINSON, 73, for many years a resident of Blossburg, died last Wednesday at her home in Elmira, after an extended illness. Mrs. DICKINSON is survived by two sons, Andrew J. DICKINSON and William B. DICKINSON, of Elmira, two daughters; Mrs. Francis McDONALD and Mrs. Mildred WITEMAN, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at Elmira and the body was brought to Blossburg for burial in Arbon Cemetery. 1944 Mar. 30th, Wellsboro Gazette
GLENWRIGHT MRS. ELSIE LEASE
Mrs. Elsie Lease of Blossburg died Sunday, February 13 following a long illness. A native of Morris Run, she was the daughter of Thomas and Phoebe Emma Glenwright. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Blossburg. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Strailey and Mrs. Dorothy Gruzlewski, both of Blossburg; one sister, Mrs. Grace Hanford of Blossburg; and one brother, Fred Glenwright, of Tioga; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 16 at the Adams Funeral Home in Blossburg with the Rev. Kenneth Burkett officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, at Blossburg. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
GLENWRIGHT Thomas, [SRGP 87419] aged 69 years, of Morris Run, died at his home July 11 , after a short illness. He was born in England. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. John Hanford, of Morris Run, and Mrs. Elsie Lease, of Blossburg; two sons, Fred, of Tioga, and William, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. George McConnell, of Mansfield, Mrs. George Waters, of Endicott, and Mrs. Thomas Butcher, of Millerton; a brother, Henry, of Washington, D.C., and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Thomas Cook officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 19, 1939, p.5
GOODWIN – John Goodwin, 75, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 1961, following an extended illness. He was a retired employee of J.P. Ward Foundry. He attended the Blossburg Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Cal Meidling of Bloomfield, NJ, Mrs. Ralph Martin and Mrs. Lloyd Herman of Blossburg, Mrs. Geo. Saar of Nutley, NJ; sister, Mrs. Charles Barden of Breesport; brothers, Caran of Horseheads, Arthur of Arizona; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 28 June 1961, p.4
GRACE Marjorie Davies, 90, of Blossburg, Pa., died on Feb. 1, 2010, at Sylvan Ridge Personal Case Home in Troy, Pa. Born on Nov. 1, 1919, in Standing Stone, Pa., she was a daughter of Lloyd and Edna (WELLIVER) Grace. Marge attended East Smithfield Schools and graduated from Troy High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Davies and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In earlier years, Marge was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira. She later worked in the cafeteria at the Southern Tioga School District. Marge also worked more than 10 years at Blossburg's Hospital and retired while employed by North Penn Home Health. She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church and their Alpha Circle. Surviving are: her children, Dean (Sue) Horning of Lake Wales, Fla., Dale (Peggy) Horning of Towanda, Donna Vaughn of Williamsport, Robert (Carol) Davies of Woodhull, N.Y., and Jennifer Swain of Canton; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Donald (Barbara) Grace of East Smithfield and Larry (Marlene) Grace of Barton, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, "Bunny" Benjamin of Alabama; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Paul, she was predeceased by four siblings, Mary Jean Grace, Thersa Senko, Norma Benjamin and Jerry (Mary) Grace. Friends are invited to call from 2-3 p.m. Thursday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, with funeral services following. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, P.O. Box 66, Troy, PA 16947. February 03, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
GRAY – Mrs. Ann Jane HERON died at her home in Utica, N. Y., on September 30. She had lived in Utica for the past three years going there from Syracuse, N. Y. She was born December 23, 1836 at Gibraltar, coming to Pennsylvania with her parents in childhood. In 1852 she married James HERON, who died some years ago. She is survived by five children; Jane S. HERON and Mrs. Joseph S. PICKELL, both of Utica; John A. HERON, of Duluth; James C. HERON of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Robert HERON, of Utica. Her eldest son Samuel HERON died at Blossburg, in March, 1907. Mrs. HERON resided in Fall Brook for many years, where her husband was cashier in the office of the Fall Brook Coal Company, later succeeding the late Humphries BREWER as manager, which position he held until his death. 1912 Oct. 9th, Wellsboro Agitator
FRANK H. GRAY JR. age 58 of Tioga, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 17, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. William Emery officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery., Blossburg. Survived by wife, Edith Houck Gray, one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Martha) Parvel, Big Flats; two brothers, John H. Gray of Corning and James G. Murray of Mentor, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) Davis of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Sarah Olland, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; ste-0mother, Mrs. Helen Gray of Arnot, Pa.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Hugh (Margaret) Lawson, Arnot and Mrs. Aaron (Jane) Fillman, Williamsport; one grandson. He was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War II, member of the Disabled Veterans Mosso-Watkins Post No. 29 of Wellsboro, member of the Tioga Boro Council, employed at the J. P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg and was the Civil Defense Director for Bloss Township. He was the son of Frank and Martha Crawford Gray. Those who wish may make donations to the Tioga Ambulance Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/1977
GRAY, Frank H. – Frank H. Gray, age 71, of Arnot, PA, died Thursday, May 27, 1965. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William McElwain officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by wife, Helen H. Gray; three sons, Frank H. Gray, Jr., of Blossburg, John of Corning, NY, James of Mentor, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Olland of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Kenneth Davis of Elmira Heights, NY, Mrs. Aaron Fillman of South Williamsport, Mrs. Hugh Lawson of Arnot; brother, Gordo Gray of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Helen White of Pinellas Park, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, Bloss Lodge No.350 F&AM, and 50-year member of K of P Lodge, Liberty, PA. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 June 1965, p.28
JOHN H. GRAY
John H. Gray, 72, of Elmira, NY, formerly a 32-year resident of Corning, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at home. Born May 31, 1924, in Arnot, he was the son of Frank H. Sr. and Martha Crawford Gray. He married Florence Bogart Feb. 28, 1948, at New London, Conn. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. In 1989 he retired after 32 years of service as an account representative for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, Arnot, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM #350 of Blossburg and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a former director of Community National Bank of Addison, a member and past president of the Twin Tiers Life Underwriters Association, and a life-time resident of the Corning VFW. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Florence Bogart Gray; a sister, Sarah Olland of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; two stepsisters, Margaret Lawson of Arnot and Jane Fillman of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday, April 11, at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, NY. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, Corning, with the Revs. Robert P. Boell and Thomas D. Thomas officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 146 Pine St., Corning, NY, 14830; the Arnot Presbyterian Church, c/o Richard Arlidge, Treasurer, Arnot, PA 16911, or the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)
GREENFIELD – Robert L. Greenfield, 85, of 102 Davis St., Blossburg, died Sunday April 2, 2006 at Manor Care North in Williamsport. Born July 17, 1920 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Fred H. and Marjorie Spencer Greenfield. Mr. Greenfield married the former Martha Cook July 26, 1942. He served four years with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a retired district manager for Nationwide Insurance. Mr. Greenfield was a member of The first United Methodist church of Blossburg; the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167, Morris Run; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post #8730 Blossburg. Survivors include his wife Martha Greenfield of Blossburg; a daughter Donna and her husband Daniel Neimond of Lewisburg; a grandson, Kevin Neimond of Arlington, VA; a granddaughter, Christine Neimond of Elkins Park; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne Greenfield. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, April 6 from 12:30 PM until time of funeral services at 2 PM with Pastor Jason Guillaume, officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. – The Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2006, p.6A
GREER - Tinney, Joyce Ann Greer
Age 68, of Valdosta, Georgia, died on Monday, May 3, 2004, at Presbyterian Home in Quitman after a lengthy illness. Born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Fleata Owlett Greer. She lived in the Valdosta area since 1963. Mrs. Tinney was an active league bowler having been a Coach for the Junior Bowlers and also been inducted to the South Georgia WBA Hall of Fame. She and her husband were former owners of the El Carlo Motel in Valdosta. She worked for Nations Bank for 10 years. She also worked at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman for 10 years as a receptionist. Mrs. Tinney was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include her husband, Warren Tinney of Valdosta, Georgia; a son and daughter –in-law, Brian and Dawn Tinney of Covington, Pennsylvania; a daughter Lisa Tinney of Valdosta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Benjamin, Sarah, Levi, and Rachel Tinney, all of Covington, Pennsylvania. Also surviving are a sister, Phyllis Morton of Auburndale, Florida; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Pete Greer of Covington, Pennsylvania, and Bill and Diane Greer of Blossburg, Pennsylvania; an aunt, Elsie Alderman of Centerville, Pennsylvania; and two uncles, Omar Owlett of Blossburg, Pennsylvania, and Don Cleveland of Mansfield, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, May 6, in Valdosta, Georgia. Viewing will also be held on Saturday, May 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pennsylvania. Graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., March 22, 1928, Pg 1
Blossburg, March 21 -- On Monday morning, [3/19/1928], Charles Grinnell died suddenly at his home here. He had gone out to sweep the snow from the walk in front of his home and when he did not return for some time, Mrs. Grinnell went in search of him and found the unfortunate man lying in the snow. Dr. Davies was called, but stated that Mr. Grinnell had died instantly. Mr. Grinnell was a well known figure in this place, being connected with the Logan Hardware for a number of years, and later had a shop of his own. The deceased is survived by his widow; two children, Mrs Stanley Braden of Scranton and Frank Grinnell of Antrim.
GRISWOLD –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 p.m., Sunday, June 18th at the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, PA. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. 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 in Florence Faivre’s memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.
GROOVER, Thomas - Thomas Groover died recently at his home near Ogdensburg, after an illness of several days. He is survived by his widow, two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Groover, and one brother, Harry, of Blossburg. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919
GROVER, Margaret – Mrs. Margaret Grover Strong, age 61, of 207 Main St., Blossburg, PA, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1966 at Blossburg State General Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Baptist Church, the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. Survived by husband, Stanley; daughters, Mrs. Iris Berguson of Mansfield, PA, Mrs. Viola Strong of Canton, PA and Mrs. Sally Lazouras at home; sister, Mrs. Bertha Vargason of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was trustee and member of the Baptist Church and a member of the Ammona Club of the church. – Mansfield Advertiser, 9 November 1966, p.4
GRUZLEWSKI –DOROTHY (GRUZLEWSKI) MOYER, 91, formerly of Blossburg, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 31st at Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville. Dorothy was born July 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank and Elsie Glenwright Lease. She was employed by the former First Citizens Bank in Blossburg as a teller. Dorothy's enjoyment in life was spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by husbands, Adam Gruzlewski in 1970 and, Rexford Moyer in 1999. Survivors are; daughter Sheri Wagaman, Blossburg, son Craig (Kathleen) Gruzlewski, Wellsboro, step-son Greg Moyer, Pine City, NY, step-daughter Wendy Root, Elmira, NY, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by son-in law Joseph Wagaman and sister, Vivian Strailey. Funeral services will be held privately for family from Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday April 8th at 11 a.m. with Lay Pastor William Baker officiating, interment to follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2017