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Larissa Raye Ace, infant daughter of Raymond F. and Heather L. Etzel Ace of Westfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Larry and Priscilla Etzel; godparents, Pete and Wanda Barbano; paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Solberg; uncles, LeRoy, Tom, Drew and Byron; aunts, Jamie, Lara, Joan and Jari; great-grandmothers, Ella Reck and Alice Rake; maternal great-grandparents, Leland and Lucy Etzel. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Life Center, in care of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue and Luther Lane, Wellsboro, PA, 16901. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

Mrs. Angie Andrews attended the funeral of Ruth Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Andrews, of Elmira, who was fatally burned while playing with a lighted candle.  Burial was at Keeneyville, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews former home.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1929)

Harry Edwin Bailey, aged 61 years, of Westfield, died Jan. 6, at the Blossburg Hosptial.  He was born March 28, 1882, in Hector township. Survivors are his widow; daughters, Emily Lucas, of Elmira; Edith Wheaton, of Westfield; grandchildren, Kenneth, Keith and Kay Marie Wheaton, of Westfield; brothers, Louie, of Hornell; Eddie, of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Wilson, of Cortland, NY; a sister Mae Bailey of Portland, Tex.; an uncle, Arthur Robbins, of Westfield and several cousins.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 21, 1943)

Graveside services were held Saturday for Jack William and Josh Warren Baker, infant twin sons of Erwin (Butch) and Nancy Burgett Baker, of Wellsboro RD 6, who died shortly after birth Friday, August 16, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving, besides their parents, are two sisters, Linda and Amy, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Baker, all of Wellsboro RD 6, and paternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Sherman, of Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Doratha Burgett, of Tioga and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen of Mansfield. The Rev. William A. Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiated.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, Aug. 22, 1974)

BAXTER, Joan Post
77, of Redlands, CA, on Monday, July 21, 1986. She was a retired trust administrator for Lincoln First Bank, Corning. Memorial service Saturday at 11 am at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning. (Gazette)

Marilyn B. (Baxter) Harris, age 73, of Troy, PA died on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born February 8, 1929 in East Troy, PA, the daughter of John Ezra and Ethel (Duart) Baxter. She did clerical work and enjoyed volunteering at the Bradford Manor. Mrs. Harris is survived by daughters, Linda (Gary) Burroughs of Lititz, PA; Lana Allphin of Troy, PA and Barbara (Michael) Yanchuk of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Todd (Stacey) Burroughs, Susan Burroughs (Jason Schoonmaker), Bret Allphin, Lacey Allphin, Aaron Yanchuk and Megan Yanchuk. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Daphne and a brother, David. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 7 for visitation.  Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Mrs. Mary Linza was called to North Bingham by the death of Orsunus Bean, who was killed in an automobile accident.  Mr. Bean resided on Mrs. Linza's farm.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1929)

J. Webster Beck, 74, of State College and a Liberty native, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991 at Foxdale Village, State College. Born May 13, 1917 in Liberty, he was the son of Luke and Frances Winder Beck. He was a career placement councelor with Penn State University until retiring in 1980. He served as a navigator for the Army Air Corps during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart.  He flew with the 8th Air Force during the war and was a member of the 509th Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command. He served 24 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1963 as a lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Laurel Hill Hunting Club and the Retirees' Bowling League of State College. Surviving are his wife, Laveral Mase Beck, two daughters, Julie J. Wenrick of Snow Shoe and Barbara A. Stabb of Lancaster; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service and visitation were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. David K. Shultz officiating. Interment was in Friedens Cemetery, Jackson Township, Lycoming County. Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty, handled local arrangements.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 11, 1991)

Mrs. John O. Steinberg died suddenly at her home in Heritage Village, Conn. on Wednesday, April 18, 1973.  She was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. A.T. Belknap and grew up in Mansfield.  Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mary and two sisters, Mrs. Walter DeWitt of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. William Straughn of Chapel Hill, NC; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial services were at Blaisdell Memorial Chapel in Waterboro, Maine on Saturday, April 21.

Wesley O. Benson, 77, of Spring Hill, FL died unexpectedly Sunday, April 8th, 2001, at his home. Wesley was a former employee of Penn Yan Express in Elmira, and a veteran of the US Navy during WW II. Wesley is survived by his two children:  Jesse L. Benson of Atlanta, GA, and Christine B. Smith of Rochester, NY, 5 grandchildren, Natali Smith, Whitni Smith, Jayson C. Benson, Jana S. Benson and Bethany Cruz, 2 great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kenedi Benson.  Wesley also had a very special friend Marjorie Lewis. Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 16, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and a Memorial Service Tuesday, April 17, 2001 starting at 11:00 AM, at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Donations may be made to the Fassett Baptist Church in Gillett, PA in Wes's name. (TGR, Thursday, April 12, 2001)

William Bethel, aged 79 years, died Saturday morning at the Tioga County Home.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 1928)

Urbane Andrew Bosworth, son of Dr. Henry C. Bosworth and Maria Bosard, was born at Smithfield, Bradford county, Pa., May 19, 1848, and died at the home of his daughter in Westfield, Pa., on July 2, 1926.  While he was yet a lad his parents moved to Osceola and he spent the greater part of his life there.  Nov. 7, 1871, he married Ann Hoyt, who died Jan. 1, 1926.  Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bosworth, Henry Lyman Bosworth, of Montoursville, Pa., and Sarah May, wife of Dr. David A. Patterson, of Westfield, both of whom survive.  Mr. Bosworth also leaves four grandchildren and one brother, Dr. Charles H. Bosworth, of Wyalusing.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 14, 1926)

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Boyce and son, Gordon, attended the funeral in the Mansfield Methodist church of the late James Boyce killed in the mines at English Center.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, January 24, 1929)

Gordon C. Bowman, age 76, of RD 2, Mansfield died Sunday, September 7, 1975 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a deputy game protector and a retired machinist in the U.S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; one son, Norman Bowman of Elmira, NY; two grandsons, Bruce and Brian; one sister, Mrs. Golda Grfeser of Philipsburg and two nephews. The funeral was held Tuesday evening, September 9, 1975 at 7 pm at Lambs Creek Bible Church, RD, Mansfield with The Rev. Wendell Hauber officiating. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Marsh Lands Methodist Church or the Lambs Creek Bible Church in his memory.

Leland Dale Brooks, 54, of Wellsboro RD 2, died about 10 pm Monday when the car he was driving traveled off the Charleston Road about one mile east of Wellsboro. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Tioga County Deputy Coroner William Wilkinson of Wellsboro.  He order an autopsy to be performed at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Mansfield State Police said Brooks was driving the car westbound.  As he approached the top of a hill the car swerved to the left, crossed the road and entered a field.  The vehicle then hit a tree and flipped over.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wed. June 2, 1976)

Edwin J. Brown, 56, of Waverly, NY and formerly of Sayre, PA died Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at his home. Born August 17, 1944 in Athens, PA he was a son of the late Edwin Heinz and Alberta Talada Brown. He was formerly employed by Powers Manufacturing Co. in Elmira, NY for many years. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Kristene and Don Parmalee of Waverly, NY and Kelly and Richard Carnrike of Elmira, NY; his companion, Patricia Timm of Waverly, NY; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild; stepchildren, Tina and Dale Wade of Ridgebury, PA, Trudy and Michael Stone of Windfall, PA, Lonnie Timm of Sayre and Linda Timm of Sayre. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Altieri Funeral Home in Sayre.

Former Wellsboroan, Mrs. June Brown Piper died August 12 at the Paul Kimball Hospital at Toms River, NJ, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Piper was born in Wellsboro the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earrol H. Brown. Besides her husband James A. Piper, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara F. Somers of Bricktown, NJ; a son, Robert Fish of New York City; three sisters, (Kathryn) Mrs. Max Dawson, (Avenell) Mrs. Merle E. Phillips, both of Wellsboro, (Leah) M. Mrs. James Masters of West Webster, NY, and two grandchildren, Mark and Melisa Somers of Bricktown, NJ. Funeral services were held on Thursday at the VanHise and Callagan Funeral Home in Bricktown, NJ.  Burial was in Ocean City Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Rev. B. Sebbon, pastor of the Bricktown Presbyterian Church officiated. Mr. and Mrs. James Masters of Webster, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. Max Dawson all of Wellsboro attended funeral services. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, Aug. 22, 1974)

BUTTON ADDLYN - WEBSTER, Mrs. Addlyn Button Of Corning. Sunday, 2 pm., at the family home and at 2:30 at Christ Episcopal Church, Corning. Rev. C. Raymond Allington of Elmira. Burial at Coopers. Died July 30, 1942.

Doris Merritt Callen Judson, 85, of Terrytown, LA, died on December 21, 2000 after many years battling various illnesses. She was the daughter of the late Grace M. Callen and Sam Callen, sister of the late Claire Callen and Donald M. Callen Sr. Doris was the niece of the late Harold and Ruth Wheat Merritt and while residing with them, graduated from Troy High School, Troy, PA.  She was a native of Granville Summit, PA and Canton, PA and a resident of Terrytown for the past 31 years. She was the beloved wife of George M. Judson, Terrytown, LA who survives.  She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. David Niolet and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Landry.  Services were held at Mothe Funeral Home, Harvey, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Jefferson Hospital Auxiliary are preferred, c/o George M. Judson, 737 Huckleberry Lane, Terrytown, LA 70056.

 Rev. George A. Carnwright, 67, of Mt. Airy (228 Hylton Street), North Carolina died at the Northern Surry Hospital at Mount Airy on November 5, 1991 after suffering a heart attack at his home. Rev. Carnwright was born August 20, 1924 in Bradford County, PA, a son of George Cooper and Lillian Cleveland Carnwright. He was a retired Methodist minister and was a member of the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Ina Robertson Carnwright; daughter, Mrs. Karan Dilday of Greensboro, NC; son, Larry Carnwright of West Jefferson, NC; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers, Raymond Carnwright of Greensboro, NC and Billy Carnwright of Apple Valley, CA. Funeral arrangements were by the Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, NC. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

Mrs. Elda G. Carson, 89, of RD 3, Wellsboro, formerly of Jersey Shore, died Sunday, January 4, 1981 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Her husband, Doris Carson, died in September 1946. Born November 28, 1891 at Brookside, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Charlotte A. English Carson. Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. Edna Spong of Wellsboro; nieces, Mrs. Betty Sticklin of RD 6, Wellsboro and Mrs. Charlotte Greninger of Portland, Oregon and nephew, George E. Spong of Greensburg, Pa. The funeral was held at 1 pm Tuesday, January 6, 1981 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with The Reverend George W. Barto 3rd, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in White Pine Cemetery, Cogan House Township. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1981)

Long time resident of Alba, PA, Albert Clark Chilson, died unexpectedly at the age of 72 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Born January 31, 1930 in Elmira, NY, he was the only child of Raymond and Marion (Clark) Chilson. His parents bought a farm in Minnequa and he attended both Canton and Troy Schools.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving post WW II and in the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Kennedy Valve Co. of Elmira, NY in 1990. Clark was a member of the Alba Christian Church.  He was a member of Canton Lodge No. 429, Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion Post No. 49 and VFW Post 8675. Clark is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce Kinch Chilson, at home; daughter, Cami (and Joe) Smith; and granddaughter, Cayla Aislinn Smith, all of Alba; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Crawley, in February of 2002. There will be no public calling hours or services.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton, PA.

Phyllis C. Wetherbee, 80, of Newfield, NY, a native of Wellsboro, died at 7:20 pm Monday, Jan. 5, 1981, in Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca, NY, following a brief illness.  Her husband, Carl B. Wetherbee, died in 1968. Born Jan. 20, 1900, she was the daughter of Ralph and Grace Wilson Clark. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Dunham, of Newfield; a son, Ralph C., in Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Campbell, of Wellsboro; three brothers, Fay Clark and Wayne Clark, both of Wellsboro, and Glenn Clark, of Washington, Washington County; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 7:30 pm Wednesday at People's Baptist Church, Newfield.  Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca. The Reverend George D. Miller 3rd pastor of People's Baptist Church, will officiate. There will be no visitation.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1981)

 Helen S. Letteer, 89, Montour Falls, NY, died March 13, 2001 at the Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mrs. Letteer was a communicant of St. Benedict's RC Church, Odessa, NY and worked for many years at Odessa-Montour Central School.  She later retired from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She is survived by a son and a daughter; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor (Les) Dunbar of Troy, PA and Joyce Searfoss of Monroeton, PA; brothers, Robert (Ruth) Cobb of Monroeton, PA and Carl (Fern) Cobb of Sayre, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Letteer was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Letteer, in 1997; three brothers and four sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 17 at St. Benedict's RC Church in Odessa with burial to be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Odessa, NY. Memorials in Helen's name may be directed to St. Benedict's RC Church, c/o St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 2001)

David Wentworth Coffin, a resident of Granville Township, PA, died at the age of 79 after a debilitating illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA February 4, 1923, he was the son of Ansel and Edith Wentworth Coffin. He was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II and was a design engineer for Philadelphia Chewing Gum Co.  He designed new inventions and improvements to existing ones.  He was also a skilled wood carver.  While his health allowed he attended the City Church in Williamsport. David is survived by his sons, David (and Catherine) Coffin of New Hampshire and Dana (and Cheryl) Coffin of Lansdowne, PA; daughters, Deborah (and David) Vanderveer and Donna (and Robert) Emery, all of Granville Summit RR 1; stepsons, Raymond and Phillip Coffin of Delaware County, PA and a stepdaughter, Virginia (and Robert) Scroop of California; a sister, Virginia Delano of Chatham, MA; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister Ruth. Professional services were directed by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  In accordance with David's wishes there will be no calling hours or public service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart Disease Research Foundation, 50 Court Street, 306-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4080; the American Cancer Society, 1949 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or the City Church of Williamsport, 36 E. Fourth St., Williamsport.

A memorial service for Francis H. Collister who died on November 4, 1972 will be held at the home of Mrs. Kazuko Collister, RD 1, Sunnyside Avenue, Bloomsburg, Pa. on Tuesday, October 30th at 4 pm.

Mrs. Marian C. Reynolds, 77, of RD#5, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born in East Benton, Oct. 18, 1910, she was the daughter of Vernon and Mabel Worth Colvin. She was a retired employee of the former Merganthaler Company of Wellsboro, a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church and a member of the Elnora Rebekah Lodge in Keeneyville. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Zelda Antoine of RD#5, Wellsboro, with whom she lived, Mrs. Dawn Kephart of Cresco and Mrs. Sydney Sutley of Cove City, NJ; two sisters, Mrs. Romayne Jordan of East Benton and Mrs. Florence Aylesworth of Fleetville; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro today, (Wednesday, Dec. 16) from 7 to 9 pm and at the Litwin Funeral Home in Factoryville, Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held at Litwin Funeral Home Friday, Dec. 18, at 11 am.  The Rev. Clayton Gray will officiate. Burial will be made in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Waverly.

Mrs. Gertrude Drake, of Elmira, died July 13, of injuries received in an automobile accident.  She is survived by a son, Lester Brown, of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Rarick, of Mansfield; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Miller, of Millerton; Mrs. May Wood, of Elmira; Mrs. Rose Miller, of Penn Yan; Mrs. Ella Savey, of Elmira; four brothers, A.H. Congdon, of Caton; Delbert Congdon, of Millerton, Pa.; Leonard Congdon, of Elmira; William Congdon, of Christian Hollow. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925)

The remains of Mrs. C.M. Holford, accompanied by her husband and John F. Shea, Mrs. Shea and Miss Ella Shea, all of Knoxville, Tenn., arrived in Tioga a few days ago.  Many friends were at the station to accompany the body to the M.E. church, of which she was a member, where a short prayer service was held.  Mrs. Holford was born in Hunter, NY, 63 years ago.  In 1875 she was married to Mr. Holford, after which they resided at Slate Run until 1907, when they moved to Tennessee, the South and Oregon being her home since that time.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ed. Burns, of Carbondale; two brothers, Charles Connelly, of Galeton, and Henry Connelly, of West Virginia; two sons, Ward C. Holford, of Stayton, Ore., and Harry Holford, of Binghamton; two daughters, Mrs. John F. Shea and Mrs. A.H. Harris, of Knoxville, Tenn.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1920)

Alice Cooper Inman, age 86, of Toccoa, GA, formerly of Troy, PA, died on February 5, 2001.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Toccoa where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women. A daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Dunbar Cooper, she was born in Gillett, PA and lived most of her life in PA and in Toccoa since 1972. Survivors include a daughter, Rosalie Inman of Toccoa; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betty Inman of Springfield, VA, and David and Judy Inman of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Scott, Stephanie, Brian, and Steve; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lyle and Virginia Inman of Troy; brother-in-law, Ralph Welch of Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; brothers, Bert Cooper, Erwin Cooper, and Lester Cooper; sisters, Frances Cooper Wood and Anna Mae Cooper Welch. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 407 East Tugalo Street, Toccoa, GA 30577 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.  (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 2002)

Blossburg News Discloses Death of Prominent Citizen F.B. Smith Heads Bank.  Blossburg, Jan. 23.--This town was indeed bereaved when Joel L. Davis, one of our oldest, most prominent and respected citizens died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, after an illness of only four days.  He was in his usual health until the Saturday before his death.  Mr. Davis was born in Prattsburg, NY, Sept. 4, 1839, son of Jesse and Polly Maria Davis.  He came to Blossburg when a young man and has always been prominent in every civic, business or religious enterprise.  He was a cashier of the Miners' National Bank for forty years, having retired only a few years ago.  He opened the Davis Novelty Store which has been for some time under the management of his son, B.L. Davis. Mr. Davis was a life long member of the M.E. church, having served for many years as a member of the official board and also a member of the choir; only two weeks before his death he occupied his usual place with the singers.  He taught an adult Bible class in the Sunday School; also serving as treasurer of that organization. The deceased is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Sarah Crane, of this place; one son, B.L. Davis; a sister, Mrs. Benson, of Apline, NY, and one grandson, Earl Davis, of Elmira.  The funeral services were held on Thursday at the family home.  Rev. J.A. Gardner officiating, assisted by Rev. J.W. Faust, of Canton. In spite of his 89 years Mr. Davis still continued his activities and interests in a remarkable way and was surprisingly alert and interesting.  Everyone in Blossburg was his neighbor and friend and all feel that they are better for his having passed their way(The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 24, 1929)

Dorothy M. Deats Carter, age 73, of Gillett, PA died on Monday, April 12, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on December 6, 1927 in Rome, PA, the daughter of the late Zern and Mabel Kromer Deats. Dorothy was a retired machine operator for Trayer Products, Elmira, NY. Among Dorothy's survivors are her husband of 18 years, Clarence E. Carter of Gillett, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky David Carter of Gillett, PA and Stephen and Sheila Carter of Gillett; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Carter and Michael Lipari of Oneonta, NY; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Philip Deats and her former husband, Malcolm Bull. It was her request that there be no funeral or calling hours.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. (TGR, Thursday, April 12, 2001)

Many area friend were saddened by the death of Mrs. Leola DeReamer Zarvis of Wellsboro who succumbed Wednesday, March 28th at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for some time.  She was the wife of Gus Zarvis who survives her. Mrs. Zarvis will be best remembered by many of the older residents in her job at the Wellsboro Candy Kitchen where she was employed for many years.  Her pleasant and courteous manner together with her kind and warm personality certainly enhanced the hospitality of the always popular business establishment. She was born in Pennsylvania on November 8, 1905, a daughter of Samuel and Iza Burton DeReamer.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Wellsboro. Survivors besides her husband include her brother, Lewis VanGorder of Rexford, Pa.; niece, Mrs. Winifred Jessup of Canisteo, NY; and a nephew, Lewis G. VanGorder of Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services were held March 30th at the Spink Funeral Home with the Rev. William A. Snyder, Pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Word was received in Blossburg of the death of Mrs. Marian Dietrick State of Elmira, a former resident of Arnot who died at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira following a long illness.  Born in Arnot, she was the daughter of Martin and Rose Nowark Dietrick.  She was the widow of Deane Stage. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Violet O'Hara, of Elmira; Mrs. Theresa Gavey, of New York City; Mrs. Catherine Hattman, of Arnot; two brothers Joseph Dietrick, of Blossburg and Charles, of Elmira. Hughes Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ann Hunt died at her home in Westfield July 2, after a long illness.  She was born in Clymer township, November 11, 1840, daughter of the late William and Selina Hancock Dougas.  At the age of 19 she married Barton Hunt and they lived on a farm on Crance Brook until the death of Mr. Hunt, August 1, 1906.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Effie McMindes, of Elmira Heights; one son, Burt C. Hunt, of West Alexander; two sisters, Mrs. Selina Bush, of Westfield, and Mrs. Nancy Baker, of Jackson City, Mich.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Anna Watkins and Beatrice Hunt, of Westfield, and Clella Graham, of Williamsport, and seven great-grandchildren.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 14, 1926)

The funeral was held on Friday for Mrs. Brenda D. Henry, 30, wife of Robert L. Henry, of Nelson RD 1, who died after the minibike she was operating overturned on her Monday, May 14, 1973.  She was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Hospital officials said she died of head injuries and a fractured neck. State police at Mansfield said Mrs. Henry was riding a minibike up a steep grade in the private drive at her residence when the bike overturned and struck her in the head. She was born in Corning, NY on Aug. 30, 1942, a daughter of Phillip and Inaz Deats Egleston. Mrs. Henry was the owner and operator of the Clothes Closet, Lawrenceville. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Scott, at home; a daughter, Shelly Ann, at home; her parents, of Lawrenceville RD 2, and a sister, Mrs. Elaine Bartlett, also of Lawreceville RD 2. The funeral was held at Kenyon's, 214 Main Street, Elkland.

Lawrence W. Eighmey, aged 78 years, died at his home in Athens on Jan. 15, after an illness of two months of hardening of the arteries.  He was born at Durham, Greene county, NY, and in early manhood lived in Troy, Pa.  He later engaged in the oil business in the Bradford field.  He was a director in the Chemung Trust Company, of Elmira, and the Miners' National Bank of Blossburg.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)

MRS. ROBERT HEYLER  Mrs. Hazel R. Heyler, 80, of Morris RD 1, died Sunday, June 11 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following an illness. Born Nov. 4, 1891 in Morris Township, she was the daughter of Wesley and Annice Broughton Emmick.  She was the widow of Robert F. Heyler. She was a member of the Nauvoo United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Henry of Weirton, W. Va. and Mrs. Mildred Bliss of Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Nauvoo United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clarence G. Walters officiating.  Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery, Nauvoo.

PRECHTL Doris E. Age 74, of Elmira, died peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her family and friends by her side. Doris was born in Jamaica, Queens, NY on February 21, 1932, a daughter of the late Philip J. and Marian Lewis Englert. She married Jerome S. Prechtl on August 20, 1955, in Merrick, NY. He predeceased her in October 2003. Doris is survived by her daughters, with their families, Hilary P. and Gary McClelland of Centreville, VA with children Ashley, Jessica and Emily; Leslie P. and David Guy of Binghamton, NY with children, Hannah, Samuel, Christopher and Julia; Amy P. and Michael Gust of Westford, MA with children Kasey and Vreni; and Kerry S. Englert and Edward Aldrich of Golden, CO with children, Spencer and twins to be, Abigail and Isabelle. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law Janet and Francis Paladino of Ocean Grove, NJ along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Doris was a graduate of William Smith College in Geneva, NY with a BS in Chemistry. She later earned her Masters Degree in Adult Education from Elmira College, where she taught as a lab instructor for a number of years. After leaving Elmira College, Doris became a realtor for Ambrose and Shoemaker Real Estate and retired from there. Always active she was an avid card player and loved to travel and read. Doris was a member of the Wednesday Morning Club, a long time member of St. John the Baptist Church and currently a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. Doris was very proud of her grandchildren and loved the time she spent with them. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Donations in Doris' memory may be directed to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, New York 14871, or Rev. David N Gramkee Youth Ministry Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Tompkins County, 390 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, New York 14850. Doris' family would like to thank Linda Collins, as well as the ICU Nursing Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their care and support through her illness

Miss Ella English, of Tower City, Pa., who was well known here, died last week of influenza.  Her father, Ellis English, was for many years a resident of this place and has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)

ERSLY Theodore Earl
62, of Matawan, NJ, formerly of Elmira, on Saturday, July 26, 1986. He worked for the New York Stock Exchange. Funeral service Friday, 8:30 pm at Olthof Funeral Home. (Gazette)

ERWAY Francis L.
Francis L. Erway, 53, of Blossburg, formerly of Covington, died Friday, June 21, 1963. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and the Covington Grange. Survived by wife, Ivah; son, Willaim Perry, of Lincoln Neb.; daughter, Mrs. Leon Freeman of Mansfield RD 1; step-mother, Mrs. Charles Erway, of Wellsboro; seven brothers, Lyle and Robert, both of Mansfield, Charles, of Pittsburgh, Gerald, of Towanda, Harry of New York City, Richard, of Richfield and Jack of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Nickerson, of Canoga Park, Calif., and Mrs. William Howard, of Winston-Salem, NC, and six grandchildren.

Nancy Rae (Esaias) Hardaway, Katy, Texas died June 34, 2002 in a Houston Texas Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born June 7, 1956 in Troy, Pennsylvania to Hall and Mary (Williams) Esaias.  She and Thomas Hardaway were married September 27, 1980 in Troy. Nancy graduated from Troy High School in 1974 and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a B.S. and R.N. degrees. She lived in the Houston area 22 years and was ER supervisor of nursers in a hospital there.  Nancy sang in the church choir at the First Christian Church in Katy, Texas. Surviving are her husband, Tom; children, Matthew, Amber, Travis and Harmony all of Katy; her mother Mary Esaias; Troy, PA; sisters, Claudia Kreider of Florida; brothers Bob and Dale of Pennsylvania. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Hall; Bill Esaias. A memorial service was held in Katy, June 29 at the First Christian Church. (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 2002)

Lisa M. Meyers, 27, of 151 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1987, as the result of an auto accident. Born Sept. 28, 1959, in Darby, Delaware County, she was the daughter of Loreto R. and Lorraine S. Cordelli Fantini. She was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Blossburg, and was music coordinator for the Holy Child Roman Catholic Church folk group in Mansfield. Mrs. Meyers was a student at Mansfield University. Surviving are her husband, Vincent R. Meyers Sr.; her mother, Lorraine Fantini of Penndel, Bucks County; a son, Vincent Jr., at home; two sisters, Misses Lorraine and Lynn Fantini, and two brothers, Loreto Jr. and Louis Fantini, all of Levittown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Langhorne.

Ernest Ford, aged 88 years, a former resident of Knoxville, died at the Rochester General Hospital last Tuesday.  He is survived by three children, four sisters and four brothers.  Mrs. Ford died in April. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925)

Mrs. Celia Friends Signor died Thursday night, after a long illness.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)

GEE RUTH - Ruth Gee Lopiccolo, 55, of Kenner, La., formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, at her home. Born Feb. 14, 1932, she was the daughter of Frederick and Gertrude Lewis Gee of RD#7, Wellsboro. She was a graduate of the Wellsboro Area High School, class of 1950. Surviving are her husband, Paul Lopiccolo of Kenner, La.; her parents of RD#7, Wellsboro; four children, Joseph, Victoria, Anthony and Gina, all at home; a brother, Gordon F. Gee of RD#3, Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 26, at St. Lawrence, the Matre Church in New Orleans, La. Burial was made in St. Louis Cemetery Number 3, New Orleans.

Luther A. Giles, 72, of Mansfield died Saturday, April 12, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Rutland Township, he was the son of Ira and Eula Brace Giles. He had been employed by Dairylea for 32 years, had worked for Rutland Township for four years and drove a coal truck for Harley Smith of Ansonia. He was a World War II United States Army veteran.  He was a former race car owner and an avid country music fan. Preceding him in death were his wife of 44 years, Josephine Whitney Giles; a brother, Wilson Giles, three sisters, Dorothy Webster, Doris Giles and Carolyn Clark. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald L. and M. Giles of Covington and David W. and Joanne Giles of Mansfield, a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Richard Pino of Covington, three sisters, Letta Mitchell and Lena Wood, both of Mansfield, and Myra Smith of Horseheads, NY, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Monday, April 14, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, April 15, with the Rev. Bernard Kraeger officiating. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)

Mrs. Mary G. McKnight, 73, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, January 10, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Hamilton McKnight.  She was born April 28, 1899 at Mt. Union, a daughter of William and Eudora Noland Gillam. Mrs. McKnight was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. She was a Grey Lady at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Winston Fossett, of Sharon; two sons, Samuel, of Windber, and William, of Wellsboro, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at Campbell's, Oakmont. Burial was in Sunset View Memorial Park, Penn Hills Twp. The Rev. James Jones officiated.

HANS GRANDQUIST  Box 14, Troy RR 3, died Saturday, December 28, 1991. Hans was retired from his position as personnel director of the General Electric Foundry in Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Frances at home; half-brother Karl and half-sister, Mildred Grandquist, both of Sweden; and five step-grandchildren. Burial was to be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Holly, Keck and Baker Funeral Home in Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)

Donald R. Guermonprez, 61, of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY after an extended illness. He was born March 19, 1941 in Jamaica, NY, the son of Frank and Dorothy Franz Guermonprez. He retired from the Northport, NY Police Department after ten years of service.  He served with the US Navy and was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. He was a longtime volunteer with the Gen. Sullivan and the Five Rivers Boy Scouts of America where he served as scoutmaster with Troop 53 of Big Pond for eight years and was range master of the rifle range at Camp Brule. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diane, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Rene Guermonprez of Phenix City, AL, Yvonne Raymond of Sayre, PA, Lynette and Raymond Williams of Macon, GA, Debora and Joshua Creadeur of Lakenheath, England; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald G. Guermonprez II of Plattsburgh, NY, David Guermonprez at home, Donald Scott and Mayumi Guermonprez of Frederick, MD, Frank and Jennifer Guermonprez of Wichita, KS; father and stepmother, Frank and Marian Guermonprez of Farmville, VA; five grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Russell Points of Virginia Beach, VA, Jean O'Sullivan, also of Virginia Beach; aunt and uncle, Eileen and Steve Chikay of Jumpiter, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Guermonprez. Memorial services were held April 14 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Harry Barriger officiating.  Arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925.

Mary E. Every, age 87, of RD 3, Mansfield died Sunday, September 7, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born August 27, 1888 in Archbald, PA, the daughter of Michael and Matilda Shield Guinan. Mrs. Every was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church and the Ladies Guild and member of North Elk Run Grange. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Frances) Thompson of Lebanon, PA, Mrs. Betty Hogan of Harrisburg and Mrs. Charles (Joan) Whitman of Lebanon; two sons, James of Mansfield and Joseph of Elmira; one brother, Francis Guinan of Kirkwood, NY; three sisters, Sister Mary Gabriel of Syracuse, NY, Mrs. Genevieve Foster of Johnson City, NY and Mrs. LeGrande (Alice) Fitch of Kirkwood, NY; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday evening, September 8 at 7 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 am in the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, with Father Francis P. Corcoran officiating.

Former Resident of Nelson Died at Olean.  Nelson, Feb. 18.---Mrs. Frank Taft was called to Olean by the death of her brother-in-law, John Harrison.  Mr. Harrison was a resident of this place, having resided there with his family for several years.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 22, 1928)

Margery Haskell Johnson, Elmira, NY, died May 24, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Ted Grinnell of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, William and Nina Miller of Troy, PA; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jesse B. Miller and her second husband, Herbert H. Johnson. A memorial service was held at the temporary home of the North Presbyterian Church May 27 with the Rev. Janice Fitzgerald officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 in Margery's memory.

 Age 89, of 1254 Charles St., Elmira, NY, and Boynton Beach, Fla., Monday, June 11, 1973 at the Lake Worth Nursing Home where he has been a patient since March.  Friends may call at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral will be held there Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Bruce Cummings of the Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, officiating.  Burial in Elkland Friends Cemetery.

Harley J. Heichel, 65, of RD 1, Box 27, Covington, died Saturday September 2, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Formerly employed by North Penn Health Center, he retired in Feb. 1986. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Preceding him in death was his father, Ralph G. Heichel on Feb. 28, 1975. Surviving are his wife, June Carey Heichel; son, Harley B. Heichel of Covington; daughters, Norma A. Smith of Myerstown and Cindy Kissinger of Covington.

The Rev. D. Rayborn Higgins, 71, of 1044 Walnut St., Lemoyne, died Thursday, Dec. 24, at his home. He was a retired United Methodist minister. A graduate of Guilford College, NC, and the United Theological Seminary, he served in churches throughout the Central Pennsylvania Conference during his ministry from 1940 until his retirement in 1981.  From 1970 to 1975, he was superintendent of the Wellsboro United Methodist District. Surviving are his wife, M. Lois Higgins of Lemoyne; two daughters, Joan H. Hays of Mechanicsburg and Karen A. Peters of Carlisle; a son, Dr. William R. Higgins of Camp Hill; five sisters, Mrs. Sally Boland of Lake Worth, Fla., Mrs. Katherine Howard of Winchester, Va., Mrs. Allie Fulp and Mrs. Helen Fulp, both of Kernersville, NC, and Mrs. Mary Rhodes of New Jersey; two brothers, Bryan of Madison Heights, Va and Claude of Kernersville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, Camp Hill.  The Rev. Thomas R. Springman, the Rev. Orville V. Warner, and the Rev. F. Louis Barth, district superintendent, officiated. Interment was made in Prospect Cemetery, York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 South Twenty-second St., Camp Hill, 17011.

John Hilderbrant died at his home at Beaver Dams, NY, Feb. 14.  He was born in 1849, in Caroline Center.  September 4, 1870, he married Jennie Bentley, who survives with one son, Claude, at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Carson, of Wellsboro.  He also leaves four grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 22, 1928)

Jennings Himes of RD 2, Spartansburg, Pa. a forest fire warden for forty-five years, died Friday evening at the Corry Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.  He was seventy-seven. Born in Jefferson County, Pa., Aug 3, 1896, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Hetrick Himes.  He was a retired employe of the Corry-Jamestown Corp. Mr. Himes was a member of the Erie-Crawford County State Police, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Clarion, the Corry Civil Defense, and a member and honorary fire police of the Sparta Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Kokomor Himes, whom he married on Oct. 14, 1920; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Covey, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Carolyn Davis, Wattsburg; one son, Junior H. Himes, Warren; a sister, Mrs. May Adelsperger, Lakewood, O.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at the H. Richard Hays Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Mattox, pastor of the Crhistian and Missionary Alliance Church of Spartansburg, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Louis Hoeben of Kerkrade, Holland died Sunday morning, October 7th in Holland following an extended illness.  He was 68.  Mr. Hoeben was born October 2, 1905. Survivors include his wife Maria; 2 sons, Andre Hoeben of Holland and Winand Hoeben of Tioga Street, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held today, Thursday, October 11th, in Kerkrade, Holland.

Anna Elizabeth Hoffman, 80, a former resident of Williamsport, died Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Witt Home for the Aged, after an extended illness. Born in Lycoming County, May 3, 1907, she was the daughter of Theodore and Effie Quick Hoffman. Surviving are three brothers, Clyde Hoffman of Williamsport, Miles Hoffman of Palmyra, and Glen Hoffman of South Williamsport. Funeral services were held at the Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport, Tuesday, Nov. 10.  The Rev. Ronald F. Mease, pastor of the Church of the Savior in Williamsport, officiated. Burial was made in Montoursville Cemetery.

Charles Holbert died April 27 at Horseheads.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca McCrery, of Baden, Pa.; Miss Martha Holbert and Mrs. Gretchen Parks, and a son, Dr. George Holbert, of Knoxville.  The funeral was held Monday. Mr. Holbert was a former resident of Knoxville.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1929)

Halleck L. Holcomb, 90, of RD#1, Liberty, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born June 9, 1897 in Morris, he was the son of Mort and Rose Ade Holcomb. He was a life-long farmer and a member of the Sebring Grange #1047. Surviving are his wife of 42 years as of Dec. 8, 1987, the former Ruth Chambrey; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor of South Williamsport and Mrs. Gladys Messner of RD#1, Roaring Branch; two sons, O. Llewellyn Holcomb of RD#1, Liberty and Kenneth L. Holcomb of Canyon, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Crist of Williamsport, Mrs. Kathryn Bailey of South Williamsport and Mrs. Mildred Adams of Butte, Montana; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty, Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 22, at 11 am at the Friedens Lutheran Church in Liberty.  The Rev. Jasper Smith and the Rev. Sydney Kane, both retired ministers will officiate. The family will provide flowers. Interment will be in the Steam Valley Cemetery.

Ernest R. Hollenbeck, age 61 of 91 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 14, 1973 at his home. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Nicholson of Cumberland, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Hare of Cambridge, Ohio, and Mrs. Karen Monroe of Cumberland, Ohio; two sons, Ronald of Lore City, Ohio, and James of Pleasant City, Ohio; mother, Mrs. Nettie Hollenbeck of Wellsboro; three brothers, Charles of Wellsboro, Ralph of Horseheads, NY, and Laverne C. of Hilltop Lakes, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Ivan Luther of Wellsboro, and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, December 17 at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main St.  Rev. William Snyder officiated.  Burial was in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

 The Rev. Peter Hoogendam, of Lebanon, died last Tuesday evening in the Hershey Medical Center.  He was the husband of Amelia Schnaidt Hoogendam. Born in Paterson, NJ, he was a son of the late John and Johanna Van Vlaanderen Hoogendam.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of New York City. At the time of his death he was serving as interim pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lebanon.  He had previously served churches in Montreal, Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and the First Baptist Church of New York City. Surviving in addition to his wife and two sons, John, Wofford Heights, Calif., and Richard, Havelock, NC.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Marie Steyling, Wycoff, NJ. Rev. and Mrs. Hoogendam and their two sons were former Wellsboro residents.

HOARE - HORNE John Otis (Hoare) died at his home in Bigfork, Montana, Saturday, April 22, 2006. Jack was born on December 11, 1917 in Corning, New York, the only child of Dora Evans and John S. Hoare. Although having lost his father at a young age, Jack had a wonderful boyhood growing up in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, with fond memories of his grandfather, Otis Evans' car dealership and service garage, Pleasant Valley Winery, the Village of Hammondsport in New York, and the many adventures boating on Keuka Lake. Jack was always surrounded by the love of his mother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jack graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1935 and from Penn State Class of '39 with a degree in Industrial Engineering (even Jack was not sure why he chose this field). At Penn State  he formed several lifelong friendships with Phi Kappa Psi brothers, whom he treasured. Jack met and married Louise Kerckhoff Young, a second generation-born Los Angelino (California), shortly before enlisting in the US Navy, where he was commissioned as an officer and served until 1945. After honorable discharge from the service, Jack settled in Los Angeles with Louise while working and going to school at night to become a Certified Public Accountant, and where he and Louise and their two children lived until 1970, when they moved to a home on the water in Huntington Harbor, south of Los Angeles. Jack retired shortly afterward. In 1992, Louise and Jack moved near Flathead Lake and their daughter in Bigfork, Montana. A devoted husband (of 61 years), Jack was intelligent, generous, loving and kind, a truly "gentle" man. Jack is survived by his daughter, Linda Mogolis of Bigfork; and his son, James Horne and wife, Ruthanne of Tustin, CA; cousin, Janet Evans Owlett and husband, Ted and family of Wellsboro, PA; cousin, Caroline Champlin Chamberlain and family of MA; grandson, John Mogolis and wife, Julie, and great-grandson, Gunnar of Eagle, Idaho; and many other family and friends who will miss him greatly. Honoring Jack's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Jack's name to: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840.

Mrs. Susan K. Snell died Aug. 22, at the family home at Chemung, NY, after an extended illness.  The decedent was born November 9, 1839, at Jackson, Pa., and was a daughter of Richard and Ruth Inscho.  She is survived by her husband, Seth J. Snell; three daughters, Mrs. E.A. Norton, of Woodlyn, Pa.; Mrs. W.H. Clough, of Cordova, Md., and Mrs. Charles Stevens, of Denton, Mid.; two sons, Elmer K. Snell, of Tioga, Pa.; and Jesse I. Snell, of Chemung; three sisters, Mrs. T.S. Hollison, of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. J.W. Stewart, of Elmira, and Mrs. Charles Rhodes, of Tioga; three brothers, J.L. Inscho, of Tioga; J.P. Inscho, of Elmira Heights; and W.W. Inscho, of Canoecamp, Pa.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 5, 1917)

 Florence (Jessup) Andersen, age 69, of Troy, PA, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Hillcrest Apartments. She was born on August 13, 1932, in Southhampton, NY, a daughter of Leslie and Maggie Jessup. Florence assisted with Meals and Wheels at Hillcrest Apartments.  She was a home health aide in Riverhead, NY and a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Andersen is survived by sons, William A. Andersen Jr., Michael T. Andersen and Richard L. Andersen all of Long Island, NY; one daughter, Margaret Rossetti of Troy, PA; a brother, Wilson Jessup of NJ; sisters, Sarah Mae Parsons, of Florida, Audrey Raymond of PA and Doris Pfleiger of NY; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Andersen Sr.; her granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Andersen; and brothers, Lesliey and Frank Jessup. Memorial services were held on April 27, 2002, at 11 am at the United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Avenue, Troy, PA with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Troy.

Dorothy J. Lambrix, 73, of 159 Warwick Ave., Ormond Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1987, at her home, after a lengthy illness. She and her first husband, the late Ralph Greenfield, moved to Ormond Beach following his retirement from the Wellsboro Post Office in 1956. Mrs. Lambrix was a native of Galeton. At age 60, she received a degree in business management from Central Florida University. She was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, James; a brother, Joseph F. Johnston of Springfield, Va.; and a sister, Norejane Hendrickson of Tallahassee, Fla.

Rex R. Joralemon, 71, Hammondsport, NY, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Joralemon was born in Alba, PA, August 28, 1929, the son of the late Lee and Florence (Webler) Joralemon. He was employed by Campbell School as chief custodian, retiring from there.  He was a paratrooper in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. He is survived by his wife, Frances Joralemon of Hammondsport, NY; son, Roger Joralemon of Harrisonburg, VA; sisters, Vera Sergio of Sidney NY, Ethel Summers of Geneva, NY, Irene Miles of Horseheads, NY and Marjorie Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; his brother, Ned (Alice) Joralemon of Sylvania, PA; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Bath VA Union Chapel on February 12 with the Rev. Linda Liebhart officiating and burial to be in Bath National Cemetery with full military honors.  Arrangements were by the Fagan Funeral Home in Bath, NY.

JUPENLAZ Charles A. [SRGP 17081]
Funeral services for Charles A. Jupenlaz, age 77, of 4314 Vasconia St., Tampa, Fla., were held at 11:00 Wednesday morning, May 1, 1974, at the graveside in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mr. Robbins Ralph, minister of the United Church of Christ officiated. A native of Blossburg, Pa., Mr. Jupenlaz had been a resident of Tampa for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn W. Jupenlaz, Tampa; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Carolyn) Deodene, Catham, NJ, Miss Mary Jupenlaz, Washington, DC, and Mrs. George (Marjory) Yater, Louisville, KY; two sisters, Miss Augusta Jupenlaz, Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Gerhard Krause, Aurora, Ohio. Charles Jupenlaz was also a resident of Mansfield, a graduate of Mansfield High School (1915). His father was a baker at the old Normal School and ran a bakery in Mansfield.

Thomas K. Kaughran, 77, of Tioga, died Sunday in the VA Center in Bath. He was born Jan. 15, 1894 in New York City, NY, the son of Thomas and Annabell McCool Kaughran. He was a former owner of the Elms Tavern in Tioga.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tioga.  He was also a member of the Tioga American Legion and a veteran of World War One. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Morgan Schuster of New York City.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1971)

Mrs. Hobart D. McKeehan, 76, of Huntingdon died unexpectedly at her home Monday afternoon, July 19, 1971.  She had been in her usual health. She was born August 4, 1894 at Mannsville, a daughter of Edward and Annie (Saylor) Klinepeter.  She was united in marriage to Hobart D. McKeehan on December 21, 1918 at Lancaster, the ceremony being performed in the United Evangelical Church by the Rev. Wayne T. Harner.  Dr. McKeehan preceded her in death March 14, 1953. Surviving is one son, Edward M. McKeehan of Wellsboro.  Three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.  One son preceded her in death in infancy. Mrs. McKeehan was a member of the Abbey Reformed Church of Huntingdon and belonged to the Women's Guild and the Philathea Sunday School class of the church.   She was a member of the W. C. T. U. She had been residing in Huntingdon since December, 1924. Funeral services were held July 23, from the Abbey Reformed Church.  Her pastor, the Rev. Samuel L. Fisher officiated.  Interment was in the Newport Cemetery at Newport.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1971)

Menzo Knox, aged about 78 years, a life long resident of Deerfield, near Academy Corners, died Sunday morning, March 11, after a long illness.  He is survived by one daughter, Gertrude, wife of Earl P. Price, of Glen Ridge, NJ.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 21, 1917)

Joseph Owen Koon, aged 72 years, shot and killed himself at his home at 6:30 o'clock last Wednesday morning.  Mr. Koon resided about one mile east of Lawrenceville.  Until recently he had been a patient at the Blossburg hospital, and since is return had been confined to his bed part of the time.  Wednesday morning when Mrs. Koon went to his room she found the body, the charge from the shotgun having taken effect in the back of the head. Dr. G.A. Neikle and Justice of the Peace Carlos P. Darling, who were summoned, pronounced death due to suicide.  Mr. Koon had been a prosperous farmer in that vicinity all his life. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. W.H. Courtright and Miss Eva Koon, of Denver, Col., and Miss Cora Koon, of Bradford, Pa., and one brother, Stephen Koon, of Shinglehouse. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 1928)

Robert F. Korman, 59, of Wellsboro RR 6 died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at home. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of David and Henrietta Berger Korman. He was a graduate of NYU and he was co-founder and operator of the No Kill Animal Shelter "Paws & Claws," Wellsboro, for the past eight years.  Prior to that, he co-owned Collector's Galleries in Huntington, NY. He was a member of AARP, NRA, HSUS, the Rotary Club of Huntington, NY, the American Philatelic Society, the American Stamp Dealers Association, Dog Lover's of America, PSPCA, the Germany Philatelic Society, the Coin Dealers of America and the Knights of Pythias. Preceding him in death besides his mother in 1957 and his father in 1988 were a brother-in-law, John Rehfield, in 1980. Surviving are one sister, Joan Rehfield of Wellsboro; one niece, Kathy Pelles of Manhattan, NY; one nephew, Kenny Rehfield of Yonkers, NY. There was no visitation. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Mount Ararat Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY, in Long Island, NY, with Rev. Abraham Eckstein officiating. Memorial donations may be made Paws and Claws, RR 6, Box 259, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the local SPCA. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

A. Mae Sluyter, 95, of Rhonda's Personal Care Home, Lawrenceville, formerly of Elkland, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at home. Born May 27, 1902, in Whitesville, NY, she was the daughter of Clarence and Emma Mattison Langdon. She was a homemaker, member of the Elkland United Methodist Church and the Over 60 Club. Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert F. Sluyter, on April 29, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Johnson of Osceola; one granddaughter, Michelle Johnson of Lawrenceville; great-granddaughters, Morgan Kathryn and Emily Mae; two sisters, Norma Marsh of Florida and Flossie Flurschutz of Scio, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Services were held there Wednesday, Dec. 3, with the Rev. Lee Ellenberger officiating. Burial was made at Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Rhonda's Personal Care Home, 67 Main St., Lawrenceville, Pa. 16929.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

Fred Laryn, 76, of 4236 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Ill, died Monday, July 14, 1972, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Jones of Pearl St. when he became ill. He was born March 19, 1896, in Minsk, Russia, and was a retired cabinet maker. In addition to Mrs. Jones, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Raymond DeFilippo of Bloomington, Ill and a son, Adam of Chicago. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Machacek Funeral Home in Chicago.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Rivergrove, Ill. Local arrangements were handled by Tussey Funeral Home.

Hobart M. Lawrence, age 79, formerly of 13 McInroy Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, April 22, 1975 at the Danville State Hospital where he had been a patient for a number of years. Born March 28, 1896 in Tioga County, he was a son of Merritt and Lavinnie Benson Lawrence. He was a retired employe of the Dairymen's League Milk Plant, Mansfield. Surviving is a brother, Lewis W. Lawrence of Wellsboro and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 2 pm, Friday, April 25 at the Spink Funeral Home with The Reverend H. Allen Smith, pastor of the Independent Bible Church, officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of Hobart and Anna Mary Lawrence to the North Penn Comprehensive Health Service, Blossburg.

 Funeral services were held Tuesday for Edward C. Leibig, 64, of Elmira, retired vice president and assistant to the president of Corning Glass Works, who died suddenly Saturday. Mr. Leibig, formerly of Wellsboro, had attended the wedding of his son, Paul A., to Matilhda Semoine Butcher in Saratoga Springs.  Following the ceremony he left to take a rest and died shortly after suffering a heart seizure.  Mr. Leibig had suffered from congenital heart disease for several years. He was born July 15, 1908 in Honesdale, Pa., where he was educated and graduated from Honesdale High School.  He entered Pennsylvania State University and was graduated in 1929 with a B.S. degree in ceramic engineering. He came to Corning following graduation and served the company for 40 years.  He retired in December 1969 and at the time was vice president and assistant to the president.  In addition to holding a variety of positions in Corning, during his rise to a company officer, he served in responsible positions in Wellsboro, Central Falls, RI, and Louisville, Ky., before returning here in 1966. Mr. Leibig joined CGW on July 1, 1929 as a chemist in the laboratory where he served nearly six years. For the next two decades he served in a number of positions, primarily in manufacturing:  Frost Department foreman at Wellsboro, (1935); plant chemist, Wellsboro (1936); Top-of-Stoveware foreman, Main Plant (1937-39); plant manager at Wellsboro (1939-41); plant manager at Central Falls, RI, (1941-43); manager of manufacturing Technical Products (1944); assistant director of manufacturing (1945-48); manager of the Optical Department (1948-55); manager of market development, Technical Products (1955). In 1956 Mr. Leibig was appointed general manager of the Refractories Division and the following year was elected president of Corhart Refractories Co., a subsidiary in Louisville, Ky.  He was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Corhart Refractories Co. in January of 1966. Mr. Leibig was appointed assistant to the president of Corning Glass Works in September 1966 and elected vice president a month later. He was a member of the Penn State Alumni Association, a former director of The Refractories Institute and a former member of the American Ceramic Society. He was married to Ellen Catherine Connelly in July 1943. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira. Surviving are: his wife, Ellen; seven sons, Edward C. of Freeport, Ill, William F. of Cincinnati, Ohio, John J. of Ohio, Thomas (Conky) of Columbus, Ind., Lt. Michael of Falls Church, Va, Paul A. and Peter D. both of Elmira; a daughter, Anne E. of Appalachia, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Maddie Reitenauer of Honesdale, Pa. and 14 grandchildren. A prayer service was held Tuesday at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home in Elmira followed by funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Education Fund.

Archie M. Lewis, 65, of South Williamsport, died at 11:59 am Saturday, March 31, 1973, in the Williamsport Hospital.  He was admitted the day before as a medical patient. He was born July 13, 1907, in Slate Run, the son of Marion A. and Rosa Hofstrander Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a member of the DuBoistown United Methodist Church. He was a retired employe of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Surviving is his wife, the former Emma Adams.  The funeral was held Tuesday at Spitler's, Montoursville, with the Rev. William E. Pipp, his pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Ernest Charles Lewis, 99, of Draht Hill Road, Elmira, NY, died Friday, Dec. 25, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born on Lewis Road, Pine City, NY, March 12, 1888, he was the son of Henry and Isabell Shephard Lewis. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Surviving are a daughter, Norma Cady of Elmira, NY.; a son, Charles Lewis of Millerton; grandchildren, Kenneth Andrus of Draht Hill Road, Elmira, NY, Barbara Mitchley of Conn., Mary Paterson of Horseheads, NY and John and Rick Andrus. Funeral and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Sunday, Dec. 27.  The Rev. Horace Stoddard officiated. Interment was made in Lewis Cemetery

Ernest D. Lind, 27, of Lawrenceville RD 1 became Steuben County's fifth traffic fatality Wednesday when his car collided with a tractor-trailer rig on Rt. 15, one mile south of the four-lane Presho interchange. Mr. Lind died instantly in the crash which occurred about 5 pm during a steady rainfall.  Steuben County coroner Arvo Salo of Corning said he died of a fractured skull. Deputy Sheriff Jerry A. Dartt said Mr. Lind was traveling south when he crossed over into the northbound lane and into the path of a truck, driven by Henry Vernon Hammer Sr., 42, of Baltimore, Md. Hammer was taken to Corning Hospital by Corning Ambulance where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The impact spun the demolished car around in the southbound lane where it came to rest across the road.  The Anchor Motor Freight truck crashed into an embankment on the west side of the road and was heavily damaged. Four new cars and two pickup trucks on the car carrier were not damaged. Assisting Deputy Dartt at the scene were Steuben County Sheriff Jack Lisi, investigator Carl Peters, Deputy Richard Capo, Asst. Dist. Atty. Samuel Knox and state troopers from the Painted Post barracks. Volunteer firemen from Lawrenceville assisted in traffic control on the busy highway more than an hour. Mr. Lind was a Corning Glass Works employee

Milford D. Louden, age 62, of 412 Laurelton Road, Rochester, died Thursday, July 22, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was the son of James and Jennie Wood Louden. He is survived by his wife Betty Montroy Louden and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Monday, July 26, at Hedges Memorial Chapel, Rochester.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, in Riverside, NY.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1971)

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