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ANDERSON, JAMES,  James Allen Anderson, 46, died November 21, 1986 at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach. FL following a brief illness.  He was formerly of Bradford County and worked as a lab technician at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre from 1962-1966.  He owned and operated Anderson’s TV at Daytona Beach.  He is survived by mother and stepfather, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Bailey of St. Augustine, FL; children, Mrs. James (Cindy) Heinze, NC, Timothy Anderson, Troy, Mrs. Charles (Diane) Freeh, Lancaster, PA and Mrs. Dale (Penny) Shepard, Germany; sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Fedorchak, Rome, Mrs. John (Nancy) Sick, Canton and Mrs. Bryant (Raeann) Pacetti, St. Augustine, FL; seven grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his father, Raymond Anderson in 1977 and a brother Robert in 1960.  (TGR Nov. 27, 1986)

BALDWIN, DONALD R.,   Donald L. Baldwin, 73, of Troy, died Wednesday, December 5, 1984.  He was born July 19, 1911 in Granville Twp.,PA. the son of Howard M. and Achsah Granger Baldwin.  He was a retire dairy farmer and was formerly employed at Cummings Lumber Co., in Troy.  He is survived by sons, Alfred Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, both of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Donald(Charlene) Wheeler of Gillett, Mrs. Jerry (Sylvia) Cobeigh of Chesapeake, VA and Mrs. Meredith (Dawn) May of San Antonio, TX.; brother, Charles Baldwin of Troy; sister, Harriett Brewer of Troy; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Baker Baldwin, on January 8, 1984.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, in Troy.  (TGR Dec. 13, 1984)

BALMER - HALL, CARRIE,  (SRGP 79304) Mrs. Carrie Hall, 80, died September 29, 1986 in Greenville, SC where she resided with her friend, Helen Danaher, formerly of Elmira.  She is survived by daughter, Clara Hamlin of Tampa, FL; sisters, Eleanor Oldroyd, Roseville, PA and Edna Carey of Elmira.  Memorial services were held in Grennville, SC and at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with Rev. J. Sydney Kane officiating.  Those wishing to make memorial donations may make them to the Lions Club. (TGR Oct. 9, 1986)

BARNES - RIGGLE, ANNA B.,    Services for Anna B. Riggle, 75, Jersey Shore, were held Oct. 5, in the church at Antes Fort, with the Rev. Albert Testa officiating.  Interment was held in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Mrs. Riggle died on Oct. 3, 1984, at Susque View, Lock Haven, where she had lived for three months.  She was born Nov. 15, 1908 at Cogan House and she was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Hoppes Barnes.  Surviving are husband, George E. Riggle Sr., Jersey Shore; sons, George E. Jr., Jersey Shore and Richard L., Linden; daughters, Mary J. Miller, Solona; Lois L. Vincent, Cogan Station; sisters, Hazel B. Benson, Troy; Fannie E. Cowles, Cogan Station; brother, Arthur D. Barnes, Alba; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  (TGR Oct. 11, 1984)

BASFORD, REV. LEONARD F.,    Services for Rev. Leonard F. Basford, 93, Dewitt, NY, were held on Friday, August 10, at James Street Church of Syracuse and Newell-Fay Funeral Home, Inc. of Manlius had charge of arrangements.  Rev. Basford died on August 7, 1984.  He was a native of Cambridge, England, he lived in Dewitt for 26 years.  He was educated at Cliff College in England and did post graduate work at Cazenovia Seminary School and Syracuse University.  Rev. Basford joined the Central NY Conference of United Methodist Churches in 1916, making him the longest standing member of the organization.  He served his first church in Daggett, Pa; Troy; Perryville; Chittenango; Preble; Elmira Heights, all in the state of New York.  Rev. Basford retired in 1958 after 10 years as Pastor of James Street United Methodist Church of Syracuse.  After retirement, he served 3 years at Oran Community Church of Oran, NY.  He was a member of the Troy Masonic Lodge.  Surviving are his wife Bessie, daughter, Anne Holden; sister, Kate Challis; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  (TGR Aug. 23, 1984)

BENNETT - Wyalusing Rocket. Jason Allen Bennett, age 27, of Sugar Run, died on Saturday, May 31, 2003. 
Jason was born in Towanda, on February 4, 1976 son of Richard Allen and Charlene Long Bennett. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1995. He attended the Northern Tier Technical School in Towanda, where he specialized in Auto Body Repair. Jason was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed deer hunting. He was also an active member of the Harley Davidson Motor Cycle club. The club sponsors Poker Benefit Rides to raise funds for local charities and Jason participated in many rides in the Bradford County area. Surviving are: Parents: Richard & Charlene Bennett, of Sugar Run, Brothers and sisters-in-law: Tony & Kim Bennett, of Angier, NC, Tom & Dawn Bennett      of Lisle, NY, Grand parents: Clifton & Pauline (Peggy) Bennett, of Camptown, Several aunts and uncles, Nieces and nephews: Bryan Bennett, Colton Bennett, Ashlyn Bennett, Levi Bennett and numerous cousins. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and direct memorials to the Jason A. Bennett Memorial Fund, Peoples State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853. There will also be a Harley Poker Benefit Ride held in his memory at a later date. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman 

BILLINGSLEY, HOWARD M.,    M/Sgt. Howard M. Billingsley (Retired), 66, 7342 Omega St., Orlando, Fl., died at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Sept. 26, 1984.  He was born Sept. 15, 1918 at Gilbos, Ohio, son of the late Tarley and Nelle Billingsley.  He attended Troy High School class of 1936.  Survivors include is wife, Edith Rathbun Billingsley, daughter Laura Jean Legge,Groton, CN; sons, Edward of San Antonio, TX and Mark at home; sisters, Martha Cummings, Winter Park, Fl, Catharine Ennis, Towanda; brothers, Charles of Florence, AZ, Robert and Emerson of Troy and James of Winter Park, Fl.  Funeral services were held on Sept. 30 in Orlando with interment in Veteran’s Cemetery, Clearwater, Fl, Oct.1.  (TGR Oct. 4, 1984)

BLAKE, HOWARD S.,   Howard S. Blake, Englewood, FL and formerly of Troy Heights, died October 17, 1986 at Venice Hospital, Venice, Florida following a lingering illness.  Surviving are his widow, Lois; son and daughter-in-law, Howard Jr. and Chris, Huntington, MD; daughter, Barbara, at home.  Funeral services were held in Englewood, FL on October 20 with burial to be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.  The family request memorials be directed to Martha Lloyd School, Troy, PA or Loveland School, Venice, FL.  (TGR Oct. 23, 1986)

BREWER - CANFIELD, NANCY    Nancy Julia Brewer Canfield, 74, of Keystone Manor in Sayre, died March 17, 1987 in Victorville, Ca while visiting her daughter.  She was born in Galeton, PA on December 25, 1912, the daughter of Constant and Dora May Ruff Brewer.  She was a member of the South Waverly Baptist Church and in her younger years, worked as an aide at the Mills Hospital in Towanda and in the dietary department at the Bradford County Manor.  She is survived by sisters, Laura Wandel of RD3, Troy and Eva Blakeman, RD2, Sayre; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Janice) Corey of RD2 Ulster, Mrs. Richard (Laura) Spencer of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Robert (Dora) Bristol of Owego, Mrs. James (Gail) Clark of Apple Valley, CA and Mrs. Howard (Nancy) Rogers of Victorville, Ca; sons and spouses, William and Penny Benninger, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Contrast and Betty Benninger of Canton, PA, Harold Benninger of Berwick, John and Lois Beninger of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Dale and Mable Canfield of Wyalusing; 33 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.  (TGR March 26, 1987)

BRINK - CAMERON, RUTH,   Ruth Cameron, 89, of Poland, OH died August 3, 1986 after suffering a heart attack at her home.  Mrs. Cameron was born October 21, 1896 in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of Eugene and Bessie Cady Brink.  Her husband, Hugh A. Cameron, son of Rev. and Mrs. A.G. Cameron of Sylvania, PA, died in 1974.  Mrs. Cameron married him on February 26, 1919. She is survived by a daughter and two sons; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Memorial services were held in the Poland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Cameron on August 7, 1986.  (TGR Sept. 11, 1986)

BURNHAM, CLYDE    Clyde Burnham, 77, of 36 Fowler St., New Haven, CT died on February 19, 1987.  He was born on Armenia Mountain, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Burnham on November 6, 1909.  He was a 1926 graduate of Troy High School. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; daughters, Patricia of New York City and Susan, New Haven; sons, Richard, CA, Thomas and Stephen, both of New Haven; aunt, Margaret Whitlock.  He was predeceased by sister, Florence in May, 1925 and brother, Wallace, in August, 1973.  Interment was in New Haven. CT.  (TGR March 5, 1987)

William L. BUSH, age 71 of Buffalo, NY formerly of Sullivanville, NY died December 19, 1996.  Predeceased by his wife Betty, and father Elmer L. Bush in 1973.  Survived by his daughters, Debra Nue, Darlene Bush, and son William, all of Buffalo, NY; mother Mildred Bush, brother Robert, and sister Virginia Ketter of Sullivanville.  Mr Bush served with the U. S. Navy in World War II.  Funeral arrangements are being made in Buffalo.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2b, Sat. 21 Dec 1996) Cemetery not known at this time*

CRANE - ROSS, EDITH  Edith Ross , 80, of Elmira and formerly of Binghamton, died May 1, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital after a long illness.  Among her survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Crane of Troy.  Funeral services were held in Binghamton with burial to be in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, NY.  Memorials may be directed to the Southern Tier Hospice Corp., 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903  (TGR May 7, 1987)

DEEMY - SEAMAN, JOSEPHINE,   Services for Josephine Saxton Deemy Seaman, 82, on August 8, in Morristown, NJ and August 10, in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  Mrs. Seaman died on Monday, August 6, after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Seaman was a member of the Bellefontaine D. A. R.  Mrs. Seaman was the sister of the late John Deemy, Troy.  She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jo Seaman, Morristown, NJ.; sister, Ruth Deemy Walker, San Antonio, TX and many nieces and nephews.  (TGR Aug. 23, 1984)

DITOTA - LONGO Josephine Ditota Age 92, of Palatine, IL, formerly of Sayre, PA, and widow of Nick Longo, died April 25, 2005 at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, Palatine, Illinois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 2, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Little Sisters of the Poor c/o St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067, in Josephine Longo's memory.

DIXON - Diane Dixon Home-Flagg, age 66, died on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, following a sudden and tragic illness. She was predeceased by her father, Harold F.E. Dixon in 1986. She is survived by her husband, William Garry Flagg, Binghamton, N.Y.; her mother, Doris Page Dixon of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; her three children, Melissa Margaret Mudge, Binghamton, N.Y.; Todd Dixon Mudge of Cape Coral, Fla.; Philip George Home, Huntington, N.Y.; and her grandchildren, Amanda Margaret Sprague, Binghamton, N.Y., Adam Paul Sprague and his wife, Kesha and their daughter, Isabelle Olivia, San Bruno, Calif. Diane is also survived by her brothers, Harold Page Dixon, Burlington, Vt., Philip Charles Dixon and his wife, Anne Hobson Dixon, Franklin, Tenn.; and Diane's sister, Priscilla Dixon Cunningham and her husband, Harold John Cunningham, Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews, including her Godchild, Jillian Elizabeth Kellogg and her namesake, Diane Elizabeth Dixon. Diane is also survived by her cousins, Marjorie Page Filteau, Orleans, Mass., Alan Dixon Madden, Brookville, N.Y., Bruce Madden, Atlanta, Ga.; and special friend, Leaonard Sabbatino, Huntington, N.Y. Diane is also survived by her mother-in-law, Minerva D. Flagg; and Garry's sons, Stephen James Flagg, Christopher Robert Flagg, and Matthew Anthony Flagg, Binghamton, N.Y. Diane was born in Douglas Manor, N.Y. She attended Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y., and Pine Manor Junior College in Wellesley, Mass. She lived most of her life in Douglas Manor, Centerport, and Huntington, Long Island, as well as Greenwich and Simsbury, Conn. She summered at her family's home in Huletts Landing on Lake George, N.Y. She and her husband, Garry Flagg made their home in Binghamton, N.Y., to be near their family. Diane worked as a teacher's aide at Day Nursery Association in Binghamton, N.Y., where the children and their families became a source of joy and fulfillment. The family would like to thank Dr. Christine Fenlon, Dr. Michael Chisdak, Dr. Regina Frants, Dr. Rosa Solis, Dr. Khalida Sethi, the physicians of Twin Tier Neurology Associates, as well as the staff of Wilson Hospital ICU and NW 4 for their outstanding care, compassion, and concern for the family. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Diane's memory to The North Shore Animal League, 16 Lewt St., Box 1631, Port Washington, N.Y. 10050, to honor her profound interest in animal concerns. Also please consider a donation to The Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Foundation, Inc., PO Box 5312, Akron, Ohio 44334, in Diane's memory. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Chenango Bridge, N.Y. A memorial service will follow. Burial will be at Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston, N.Y., following a funeral service at the convenience of the family.

ETNER Charles K. "Chuck" Age 85, of American Street, Wellsboro, PA, died March 20, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Charles was born June 5, 1919 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Harold Hartzog Etner and the late Helen Frederica Willour Etner. He married Kathryn Bertsche, now deceased in 1941, and in 1981 he married Margaret C. Scase Shumway. Charles graduated from Penn State University in 1941 majoring in Chemical Engineering, with Phi Lamba Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma honorary degrees. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, member of Lodge 1147 Loyal Order of Moose, former AKC licensed dog show judge, member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America in which he held many officer positions including two years as President. For many years, Chuck bred dobermans and 19 dogs achieved AKC championship. While working for Texaco, he was in San Antonio in training, Lockport, IL, El Paso, Texas, and New York City as a process engineer, Tulsa, OK, as chief process engineer, Anacortes, Washington, as a supervisor of operations and Houston, TX, as Senior Technologist, leader of process design for construction and remodeling of domestic refineries. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and stepdaughter, Barbara (Ronald) Weller; stepgrandsons, Bryan (Janet) Weller, Michael (Desiree) Weller and Bradley (Tracy) Weller; step great-grandsons, Brooke, Blake and Joseph; step great-granddaughter, Eva Weller; sisters-in-law, Helen Campman, Wellsboro, and Martha (Tom) Close, Wellsboro; cousins, Nancy Kelly and William Anders. Friends and family are invited to Chuck's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 24, 2005 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father, Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be private at Memorial Oaks, Houston, TX. If desired, memorials may be sent to the SPCA, 11765 Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA, 16901.

FLINN - Wyalusing Rocket March 17, 2005 Jean Flinn Byerly 75, of Wilmot, Township, PA, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Lloyd R. Byerly, Sr., with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage in September 2004.  She was born in Downingtown, the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Mercer Flinn. A Downingtown resident for most of her life, she was a 1947 graduate of Downingtown Senior High and was employed by the Downingtown School District for 21 years.  She was a member of Hollenback United Methodist Church, Hollenback.  Surviving besides her husband are three sons: L. Robert, Jr. and James, both of Downingtown, William, husband of Maureen Byerly of Cochranville; seven grandchildren; one brother, Harry D. Flinn, Jr. of North Fort Myers, FL; three sisters: Blanche Forman of Florida; Margaret Garrett of Chester Springs and Barbara Daniels of Marshfield, WI. 
 She enjoyed traveling the continental United States with her husband, as well as extended stays at the B’s Hive, their mountain retreat in northern Pennsylvania. She also enjoyed playing various card games, pinochle being her favorite, attending the activities of her grandchildren and the daily and weekly staple of watching Wheel of Fortune and the Lawrence Welk Show, respectively.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Hollenback United Methodist on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to the Cancer Center of Chester County, 440 East Marshall Street, Suite 201, West Chester, PA 19380.  Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

FLOYD, KENNETH A.,   Rev. Kenneth A. Floyd, 41,of RD 1.Granville Summit, died February 3, 1987.  Born April 18, 1944 in Endicott, NY, he was the son of Andrew and Dora Kent Floyd.  He was pastor of the East Granville Baptist Church.  He was a farmer and a member of the Granville Center Grange.  Surviving are his wife, Billie Briggs Floyd; son, James Floyd at home; parents, Andrew and Dora Floyd of Owego; maternal grandmother, Emma Kent of Apalachin, NY; sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Wright od Candor, NY, Mrs. Gary (Marjorie) Rogers of MO, Mrs. Edward (Blanche) DeLaney of Owego, Mrs. Terry (Genevieve) Wormuth of Groton; brothers, Fred Floyd of Long Island, NY, Randy Floyd of Owego, Wayne Floyd and Andrew Floyd, also of Owego, NY.  Funeral services were held February 6 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Raymond Droll officiating and burial to be in South Owego Cemetery. (TGR Feb. 12, 1987)

FRISBIE - BEERS, JOAN FRISBIE,    Joan Frisbie Beers, 41, of Powell (Monroeton RD1) died January 7, 1987 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following an extended illness.  Born November 13, 1945 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Milton and Lydia Bailey Frisbie Sr.  In early years, she lived in Standing Stone Township and was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1963.  She was employed at the North Towanda Super Store for several years and for the past five years, served as a rural mail carrier in the Monroeton RD1 area.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel F., who is serving with the Navy in Florida and Carol Beers of Monroeton, RD1; son, Steven R. Beers of Monroeton RD1; daughters, Marcy Ann Beers and Tracy Lynn Beers at home; two grandchildren; two brothers, Milton R. Frisbie Jr. of Towanda and Michael D. Frisbie of Troy; stepmother, Lena McClure Frisbie of Columbia Cross Roads; half sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Helen) Frisbie Parker of Canton and Mrs. Thomas (Roberta ) Barrett of Towanda; half brothers, Orin Bennett of Muncie, IN and Charles Bennett of Elmira; step-brother, Francis McClure Jr. of Troy; step-sisters, Mrs. Howard (Rosanna) Decker of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. John (Sandra) Adams of Litchfield; a special friend, Michael J. “Mickey” Whyte of Powell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held January 9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 112 South Elmer Ave., Sayre.  (TGR Jan. 15, 1987)

Clyde A. formerly of Germania, PA Age 87, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born August 18, 1917, in Carter Camp, he was the son of Fred and Hattie Gnau Gorg. On December 12, 1940, in Coudersport, he married the former Margaret Lehman, who survives. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Germania for many years and retired from PennDOT. He served as a West Branch Twp. Supervisor. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Albert (Bobbie Lee) Gorg of Wellsboro; a daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Rawson of Germania; a "special" daughter, Nancy Stamilio of Galeton; six grandchildren, Fred (Kim) Gorg, Scott (Kathy) Gorg, Joe (Ann) Rawson, Kellie (Jim) Succowich, Paula (Dick) Hess, and Cyndi (Todd) Haskins; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Gorg of Galeton and Perry (Pauline) Gorg of Gaines; two sisters, Irene Meshula of Galeton and Helen Lazorchak of Cross Fork; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Annette Lura Rawson; two brothers, Moritz Gorg and Hugo Gorg; and a sister, Frieda Grant. Friends may call at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton on Saturday, April 23rd, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Brian E. Vossler will officiate. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, Galeton, PA 16922, or the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

The Burlingame Enterprise
Burlingame, Osage County, KS
Thursday - March 4, 1897
W.H. GRANTEER died Monday (March 1, 1897) at the home of his son, Will, at 200 East 10th  Street, Topeka, of a complication of diseases. Mr. GRANTEER was for many years a  resident of Burlingame, coming here in 1871 and remaining until about four years ago when he moved to Topeka. Mr. GRANTEER was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 19th, 1838, making him 59 years of age. During the war of the Rebellion he served his country in Company M, 50th New York Vol. Engineers. His remains were brought here Tuesday for burial, the services being conducted by the A.O.U.W., of this city, of which he was a member. Deceased leaves one son, W.A. GRANTEER, of Topeka, and one daughter, Mrs. Winnie KIMBER, of Serena, Illinois, to mourn his death. Mr. and Mrs. W.A. GRANTEER, Mrs. Winnie KIMBER and Messrs. John B. CHILDS, L.K. DUNN, and Sherman DENNIS accompanied the remains here.

 This is the Third Suicide in That Vicinity Within Three Months.  Simon Greenstone, aged 60 years, a tailor at Westfield, Pa., hung himself in his shop shortly after noon Sunday.  His body was found by his wife, who went to the shop to find him after an hour’s absence. Some time ago Mr. Greenstone had considered entering the greenhouse business.  This he did not do, instead placing money in a bank in another state.  The bank failed and it is believed worry over the loss of the money caused him to take his life.  He had suspended himself by a small rope from a rafter in the shop. Earlier in the day he had been observed by neighbors weeding in his garden.  Frequently, it is stated, he would pause from his work and press his hands to his head.  After discovery of the body Justice of the Peace John Trowbridge was instructed by Coroner William F. White to call a coroner’s jury.  This jury returned a verdict of death by suicide.   The decedent is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Henrietta Bass, of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, of Rochester.  The body will be removed to Baltimore for interment. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 19, 1926)

HAFLETT, RITA M.,   Rita M. Haflett, 78, of Elmira Heights died January 7, 1987 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  She was a life-long resident of Elmira Heights. She attended Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church.  Miss Haflett was the granddaughter of William and Althena Haflett who settled in Windfall in 1838, and the daughter of the late Ray and Agnes Haflett of Elmira Heights.  She is survived by several relatives in Pennsylvania; Ernest and Mildred Haflett and Marion Hurley of Elmira.  Funeral services were held at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home in Elmira on January 9 with Rev. Larry Appenzeller officiating and burial to be in Windfall, PA.  (TGR Jan. 15, 1987)

HAIGHT, ROBERT,   Services for Robert Haight, 63, of Sorrento, Florida and formerly of Troy were held in Sorrento on November 19.  Mr. Haight died November 10, 1984.  He was born in Mountain Lake, the son of Seward and Ethel Haight.  Survivors include his wife, Mary and ten children, all of Florida; his mother, Ethel of Leroy; sisters, Mrs. Anna Perry of Sayre and Doris Morris of Wellsburg, NY; three brothers, Floyd of troy, Miles and Vern of Florida.  (TGR Nov. 29, 1984)

 Elsie E. Springman, 84, formerly of East Fourth St., Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Lysock View, where she had been a resident since July. Born Nov. 21, 1905, at Proctor, she was a daughter of Ruben and Margaret Layton Hakes. She was a member of the Salvation Army and the Golden Agers Club, as well as a former employee of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving are 142 descendants, four sons, Charles Vargason of Stroudsburg, James Vargason of Trout Run, Ford Vargason of Florida, and George Hurlbart, address unknown; eight daughters, Mrs. Nancy Johnson and Mrs. Kay Mays, both of Florida, Mrs. Doris Swartz of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Theath Yaggie of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Mrs. Naomi Weller of Williamsport, and Mrs. Joanne Cratsley of Mansfield; 59 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville. Retired Salvation Army Brig. Clyde R. Wadman officiated. Burial was made in Barbours Cemetery.

HALL, VIRGIL LEROY,    Virgil LeRoy Hall, 73, Troy RD1, died unexpectedly October 2, 1986 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born in Elkland, PA June 19, 1913, he was the son of Albert Davis Hall and Kate Ellen Hall.  He was retired from Morganhaler, Inc. in Wellsboro.  He also was formerly employed at the Troy Engine Machine Co.  Surviving are son, James A. Hall of Springfield; daughter, Mrs. R. James. (Sara Jo) Smiley of Towanda. RD2; granddaughters, Mrs. Chris (Shawn Marie) Woodward and Tonyha Helen Smiley; grandson, Adam Hall; great-grandson, Chris Woodward Jr.; brothers, Albert Hall, Franklin Hall and Robert Hall, all of Elkland; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Cowl Hall on September 13, 1986 and by sisters, Mary Burfield and Violet Norton and by brothers, Harry Norton and Orson Hall.  Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 6 with Bishop Gregory Weed of the Church of Latter Day Saints officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.  (TGR Oct. 9, 1986)

 F. Marie Myers, 79, of 95 Pearl St., Lock Haven, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, at her home. Born Oct. 2, 1908, at Clarion, she was the daughter of William Sr. and Frances Charles Hartzel. An employee at Sylvania's Mill Hall plant for 18 years, until 1959, she then moved to Mansfield, where she was a registrar at Mansfield University until retiring in 1974. She was a 1927 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a member of Flemington United Methodist Church. Her husband, Claire V. Myers, died Dec. 19, 1958. Surviving are a son, C. Gordon Myers of RD#2, Mill Hall; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Mezak of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Viola Evans of Pottsville; and six grandchildren. A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Yost-Geden Funeral Home, Lock Haven.  The Rev. Carl Geary, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Lamar Township, Clinton County.

HAVENS, EARL M.,   Earl M. Havens, 64, of Montour Falls, NY died May 5, 1987 at Schuyler Hospital.  Mr. Havens was a member pf Troy Baptist Church and a retired employee of Shepard-Niles Corporation in Montour Falls, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Lena Shaffer Havens; daughter, Joyce Havens of Montour Falls; sons, David and Douglas, both of Montour Falls, Thomas of Watkins Glen; one granddaughter; brothers, Harry and Donald, both of Troy, Pa; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held May 9 at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls with Rev. George Norton officiating and interment to be in Montour Cemetery.  (TGR May 14, 1987)

INMAN, MERLE,  Merle Inman, 2, of Toccoa, GA and formerly of Troy, PA died January 22, 1987.  He is survived by his wife, Alice Cooper Inman; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betty Inman of Springfield, VA and David and Judy Inman of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Rosalie Inman of Toccoa, GA; brothers, Glenn Inman, Ponte Vedra, FL and Lyle Inman of Gillett, PA; four grandchildren.  (TGR Jan 29, 1987)

JOSEPH, JUANITA,    Juanita Stewart Joseph of Harbeson, DE died in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore on November 18, 1986.  She was 75 years old.  Mrs. Joseph was Postmaster of Harbeson for 32 years.  She was a member of Harbeson Methodist Church.  Her first husband, E. Gilbert Stewart, died in 1940.  Her second husband, Carlton Joseph died in 1973.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra Stewart and grandchildren, William, Jeffery, John, Georgia and Katy Stewart, all of Gillett, PA; also by two brothers and a sister.  Funeral services were held November 21 in Georgetown, DE with burial in Beaverdam Cemetery in Harbeson.  (TGR Dec. 4, 1986)

LARCOM - ROBBINS Bernice L. (Larcom) Age 83, of Troy, PA, died on April 17, 2005 at Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, PA. She was born on May 14, 1921 in East Smithfield, PA, the daughter of the late Archie and Ruth (Cummings) Larcom. Bernice married Gordon Robbins on September 28, 1939. Bernice graduated from East Smithfield High School and Elmira Business Institute. She was a business manager at Xcell Oil Distributor in Elmira, taught the Commercial Course in East Smithfield High School and Troy High School, then worked as financial manager with Luckenbill Automotive and a business manager for Eighmey Buick, an Administrator of Troy Hospital in the 1950's for 14 years, a business manager for the Martha Lloyd School of Troy, PA. Bernice and her husband, Gordon moved to Florida in 1982. She worked for Dowd & Whittaker CPA as an account manager until she retired in at the age of 80. She returned to Troy in December of 2004. Bernice was Presbyterian by faith, loved to play cards and Bingo, truly enjoyed, and loved her family and especially her great-granddaughter. Bernice is survived by a daughter, Marjorie and her husband, Walter Oi of Rochester, NY; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Robbins of Nokomis, FL; grandchildren, Jessica (Oi) and her husband, Kevin Leclaire of Reston, VA, Eleanor (Oi) and her husband, Jeff Wigal of Rochester, NY, Travis Robbins, Lianne Robbins of Nokomis, FL; great-granddaughter, Victoria Wigal of Rochester, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Bernice is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Robbins who died on April 20, 1993 and a son, Larry Robbins, who died in 2000. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Thursday, April 21, 2005, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Jack Felt officiating. Interment will be held at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, FL.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bernice's memory to the Troy Hospital Auxiliary, the Dementia Ward of the Bradford County Manor or the Martha Lloyd School of Troy, PA. bte

LAYMAN - Wyalusing Rocket 
Peter Williams Layman, age 98, of Streetsboro, OH, formerly of Hollenback, PA, died on Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Anna Maria of Aurora Nursing Home in Aurora, OH where he had resided since January 2001.  Born Sept. 22, 1904 in Terry Township, Bradford County, PA, Peter was the third child of Frederick and Eva Williams Layman. After several years of childhood illnesses, he completed eighth grade at the one-room Vial Hill School in 1920. He drove a Model-T Ford truck, hauling the family dairy’s milk to the Wyalusing Creamery on his way to Wyalusing High School from which he graduated in the 17-member class of 1924.  The following school year, he returned to the Vial Hill School and taught all eight grades. In the fall of 1925, he took additional math courses at Towanda High School to meet entrance requirements for the architecture program in Penn State’s College of Engineering. 
Prior to starting his freshman year, he worked as a clerk and helper at the Wyalusing Hotel during the winter and summer of 1926. He described it as a "busy time" during which the sections of U.S. Route 6 from Wysox to Wyalusing, and on to Laceyville were first paved with concrete. While at Penn State, Peter earned his room and board by working in fraternity dining halls. He was on the art staff of the La Vie yearbook, and was elected to Scarab, a national architecture honorary society and Pi Gamma Alpha, a fine arts honorary society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design in 1930 in the midst of the Great Depression.
With virtually no employment available in the field of architecture, he worked as a draftsman for Whipple Brothers of Laceyville in the summer of 1930, prior to taking a teaching position with the private Lutheran Tressler Orphan’s School in Loysville, PA, where he continued for five years.  Peter met Kathryn Gamble at her sister, Ethlyn’s wedding in 1926, and they were married five years to the day on June 25, 1931. Both Peter and Kathryn taught at the Perry County School until moving to Boston, MA in 1935, where Peter studied and taught in the Department of Fine Arts at Harvard University. He was awarded the Edward R. Bacon Fellowship for two years of independent travel and study of art in Europe.  He sailed to Cherbourg, France on the H.M.S. Queen Mary in August of 1939. As he arrived in Paris, Hitler invaded Poland and World War II began. His planned travel to Istanbul, Turkey, to assist another Harvard Bacon Fellow with obtaining plaster copies of mosaics from Aya Sophia, ended abruptly when all passengers were ordered off the train in Lyon, France. Due to the political uncertainties and imminent danger, he had to return to the United States. After enduring five weeks of severe communication problems and restrictive travel conditions, he was approved for return passage on "cot #7" in the Playroom of the S.S. Manhattan.  Upon his arrival in New York City on October 8, 1939, he learned all his letters to Kathryn had arrived only a day earlier; they had been delayed for censoring by the French government. He continued studying at Harvard and was offered a teaching position for the summer of 1941, only to have it cancelled when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Early in 1942, Peter and Kathryn returned to the Wyalusing area, bought a farm in Hollenback, where their son, Scott was born. While working available hourly jobs (his summer haying job paid a total of $22) he also raised chickens, pigs and calves while developing a small dairy herd. By 1948, realizing the farm was not large enough scale to continue, he sold the dairy herd and returned to Harvard where he completed his Master’s Degree in 1949.  Peter was next employed as an instructor with the Bradford County teachers of the G.I. "On-Farm" program which assisted veterans in becoming self-sufficient farmers. In 1950, he became Head Instructor with full responsibility for the program for Bradford and Sullivan Counties. In 1953, he was offered a position teaching art in the Sayre Area Schools.  To achieve public school teaching certification, he attended three summer school sessions at Penn State and took additional short-courses. In 1958, he took a similar position with the Montrose School System and continued there until his retirement in 1967. In both Sayre and Montrose, his responsibilities included work with school yearbook staffs, poster contests, preparation of stage scenery, etc. His greatest satisfactions came from the development of his "elective art" students, some of whom continued their study toward careers in art.  He was a member of local, state and national professional educational and art associations, and continually enriched his interests and skills in art media through workshops, short courses and private study. Stone and wood sculpture and ceramics were studied during his early years of retirement. During the late 1940’s and into the 1950’s, Peter served 11 years on the Wilmot Township School Board, serving as secretary for the last eight years. He was especially proud of being instrumental in the initial merging of the Wyalusing, New Albany and Laceyville Schools into the Wyalusing Valley School System. They were interesting times, as all of the rural one-room schools were closed within a few years…a very unpopular move in some communities. His strong and abiding interest in the system and its students continued throughout his life.  He was a charter member of the Great Books Discussion group that met monthly in Towanda for several years in the 1950s, and was a regular attendee of the Community Concert Series that brought professional musicians to Towanda. Walks in the woods were always a favorite part of Peter and Kathryn’s life; his ten-day Appalachian Trail hike from the Delaware Water Gap to the Susquehanna River at Duncannon with Scott in 1956 intensified his interest in hiking. The trail shelters so impressed him, that he and Scott built a similar stone structure on their farm. It became a source of great enjoyment and many memorable overnights for friends and family alike. In retirement, Peter and Kathryn enjoyed hiking in the Endless Mountains, as well as longer hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. During the seventies, they enjoyed having one or more of their three young grandchildren stay with them at the farm…the times were always filled with new and unique adventures which enriched the lives of both generations. No travels were more prized than their many journeys to Ohio for birthdays, concerts, church musical programs, scout award ceremonies, marching band competitions, high school and college graduations and marriages of their three grandchildren.
Together, they witnessed their family’s growth, marriages and evolving careers with pride and great satisfaction. Their words of encouragement and enthusiastic interest in family member’s accomplishments are an enduring inspiration.
During Peter’s recent two years as a resident in Ohio, he has been able to know and interact with his five great-grandchildren…a rare privilege and rich heritage for both Peter and his family.  Throughout more than thirty years of retirement, Peter and Kathryn attended hundreds of school events, often traveling to away contests or community events involving local youth. Special recognition of their dedicated support was given in 1994 at the Wyalusing High School Sports Banquet when the announcement was made "In honor of their countless hours of unselfish dedication to the young men and women of our community, tonight we dedicate this gymnasium in their honor as the Layman Gymnasium." The honor was deeply appreciated and a source of much personal satisfaction. Mention of the school’s successes and student achievements always brightened his day. Significant recent celebrations have included Kathryn’s 100th birthday on January 7, 2000, Peter and Kathryn’s 69th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2000 and Peter’s 98th birthday, with all family members attending on September 22, 2002.
Surviving are: their son, Scott of Kent, OH; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Dr. Martin W. Layman, his wife Margery and daughters, Amanda and Samantha of Chagrin Falls, OH, Eric B. Layman, his wife, Deborah and daughter, Hannah of South Euclid, OH and Karin L. Conroy, husband, Edward, sons, Nathan and Ryan of Uniontown, OH. Nieces and nephews include Nancy G. W. Baker, Dr. Joseph Kast, Frederick Butts and Frederick Landon. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn, his parents, Frederick C. and Eva Williams Layman; sisters and their husbands, Ethel and Martin Butts and Grace and George Landon; nieces, Barbara Kast, Eva Griffith and Charlotte Urso, and nephews, Eugene Landon and Robert Butts. The family requests that memorial donations be made in Peter’s name to the "Kathryn and Peter Layman Scholarship Fund" care of The Peoples State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853. A memorial service will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Wyalusing at a date to be announced. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Lewis E. Age 66, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at his daughter's home in Osceola, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m., with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. The family suggests contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

MARTIN, GERALD F.,   Gerald F. Martin, 72, of Binghamton, NY and Crescent City, FL, died January 10 at the Susquehanna Nursing Home.  Among his survivors is a brother, Orin Martin of Granville Summit, PA.  Arrangements are by the J. R. Rice Funeral Home in Johnson City, NY.  (TGR Jan. 15, 1987)

MAUREY, MICHAEL  Michael D. Maurey, 24, of Tioga Center, NY died April 21, 1987.  Among his survivors is his father, Richard Maurey of Gillett.  Funeral services were held Aapril 24 at the Waverly Methodist Church.  (TGR April 30, 1987)

Phyllis Ruth Age 81, of Kingdom Lane, Mansfield, PA, died April 22, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of John J. Heatwole for 60 years, whom she married December 30, 1944. Phyllis was born May 29, 1923 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Howard and Lepha Plumley Maynard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Wellsboro Congregation. She enjoyed needlework, bird watching and flower gardening. Surviving are daughter and sons-in-law, Donna Jean and Clarence (Bud) Mann, Wellsboro, Teresa Ann and Ronald J. Sherman, Mansfield, Pamela Mae and Alan Snowburg, Horseheads, NY, Karen Kay and Cloyed Fleming, Yeadon, PA, and Cheryl Leigh and Warren Copenhaver, Lansdale, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard (Russ) and Mary E. Heatwole, Wellsboro, and Dennis and Ellen Heatwole, North Carolina; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Maynard, Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by daughters, Sueanne Kay (1950) and Trudy (Daryl) Sherman (1994); four brothers and one sister. Family will receive friends on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, 39 Kingdom Lane, Mansfield, PA. Memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Michael Muirhead officiating.

Harriet McCabe Age 98, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Elkland, PA, died April 16, 2005 at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of the late Waldo G. Seamans of Elkland, PA. Mrs. Seamans was born January 1, 1907 to Harriet and James McCabe in Campbell, NY. She was a graduate of Mansfield College, taught for 23 years at Elkland High School and 10 years at Addison Central Schools. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bob Hughes, Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Kristen, Ben, Matthew and Jeffrey; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Ressurection will be celebrated at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA 16920, or St. Jude's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis TN 38105.

Daily Review April 10, 2003
Miss Fawn Amber McCARTY, age 17, of Dushore died on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an automobile accident. Fawn was born in Towanda, on March 25, 1986. She was a very active member of the junior class at the Sullivan County High School. She was the boys' soccer manager, and a cheerleader for the boys' basketball team. She was also a member of the prom committee. Surviving are her parents, Vikki Bodnar of Dushore and Michael Bodnar of Wyalusing; her sister, Fallon M. Bodnar, at home; her maternal grandparents, Roger and Carol Samuels of Forksville and Roger Gurka of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; her paternal grandmother, Betty Bodnar of Wyalusing; her great-grandmothers, Elizabeth Gurka of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and LaRue Samuels of Breinigsville, Pa; her aunt, Melissa Gurka of Berrien Springs, Mich.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 11, 2003, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor, presiding. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are directed to the Sullivan County Scholarship Association, PO Box 277, Laporte, Pa. 18626.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

McCAULEY Matthew Michael Age, 60, of Elmira Heights, died July 3, 2005. Born September 17th, 1944, to James D. and Helena Updyke McCauley at Genesee County Hospital in Batavia, New York. He is survived by his mother in Virginia; his younger brother, William John McCauley in Houston, Texas; his sister, Margaret Helena Cilensik in Morehead City, North Carolina; and by his four children, Brian James McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kimberly Kay (Scott) Gross of Riverdale, Michigan, Scott William (Dawn) McCauley of Old Town, Florida, and Kelly Jo (Mike) Schmid of Fairibault, Minnesota. He was also survived by his grandchildren, Amanda and Benjamin Gross, Anthony Escobar and Sean McCauley, and his namesake Matthew Scott McCauley. He is also survived by several nieces and one nephew. He loved fishing and hunting, NASCAR, the NHRA, sailing, flying and children of all ages. He was involved with Junior League Football as the Director of the Jupiter/Tequesta Athletic Association, with Project Graduation at Jupiter High School for 5 years. He was appointed by then Governor Lawton Chiles (Florida) to be Director for Region 3 of the Human Rights Advocacy Committee, and later in life, taught "How-To" classes for Lowe's of Sumter, South Carolina, and for the Shepherd's Senior Center also in Sumter. An accomplished mechanic, he worked for several Chrysler/Dodge Dealerships in the Elmira, New York area, and for several more in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He helped teach young men and women, Automotive Mechanic Skills at U.T.I. in Phoenix. He was Marketing Director for Total Seal Piston Rings also in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Heart Fund, or a charity of your choice. Mr. McCauley will be cremated and his ashes strewn at a later date.

Janice Marlene Age 37, of 203 North Water Street, Knoxville, PA, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 4, 1968 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of James & Roseanna Gardner Miles Jr. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her
husband, John; daughter, Brittany Graham, at home; son, Dalton Graham, at home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Heather and P.J. Deveney, Presho, NY,
Carrie and Dan Karstetter, Linden, PA, Mariann and Gerald Davies, Knoxville, PA, Terica and Tim LaBarr, Kansas City, KS; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Laurie Miles, Chambersburg, PA; brother, Rick Miles of Florida; mother and stepfather, Roseanna and John Carl, Knoxville, PA; father and stepmother, James and Janice Miles Jr., Williamsport, PA; stepmother, Deanna Miles, Williamsport, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., immediately following the visitation. Rev. David Brelo officiating. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to John Graham to help with Janice's final expenses.

GAZETTE, WELLSBORO PA; Thursday, March 7, 1974; p.18
Richard H. (Spike) Moran, age 90 of Keating Summit died Feb. 19, 1974 in the Warren Nursing Home following a long illness. Born Sept. 21, 1883 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Michael and Alice Hill Moran.Mr. Moran was employed as a station agent for the Potato Creek Railroad and later the B&S Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1942 he was employed by the Pittsburgh-Corning Corp., Port Allegheny, and retired as a supervisor in 1955.Surviving in addition to his widow are a sister, Mrs. Helen Blumquist of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.A prayer service was held at the Switzer Funeral Home in Port Allegheny on Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Rev. Boles Liubauskas officiating. Burial was in St. Gabriel Cemetery in Port Allegheny.

MORSE, THEODORE W.,   Theodore W. Morse, 57, Addison, NY, formerly of Granville Summit, died Sunday, September 23, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, after an extended illness.  He is the son of Delancy and Daisy Rathbun Morse, Sr., Granville Sunnit.  Mr. Morse was a farmer and an auto mechanic.  He is survived by daughters, Rosalyn Morse, Okeechobee, Fla., Sharon Morse, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Charlene Brown, Mineral Springs, TX and Darlene Selleck, Highland Springs, Va.; five grandchildren; very good friends, Russell and Shirley Morse Jennings, Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Jennie Clark, Granville Summit and Lisa Allen, Mansfield and brother, Russell, Pine Valley, NY.  He is preceded in death by brother, Delancy Morse Jr., who died Sept. 19, 1984.  There were no funeral services.  (TGR Oct. 4, 1984)

MOSIER, DONALD E.,    Donald E. Mosier, 44, of Gillett RD3, died December 23, 1986 at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse.  Mr. Mosier was born January 22, 1942 at Dickenson Center, Franklin County, NY, the son of George W. and Helen Weyman Mosier Sr.  He was a truck driver for West Hoff Inc. at Sioux City, Iowa.  Mr. Mosier was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Linda Clinton of Gillett RD3; his mother, Mrs. Helen Mosier of Troy; brothers, George Jr. of Elmira, Robert of Carlisle, PA, Douglas of Syracuse and Kenneth; three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held December 29 at the Veterans Chapel at the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY with interment to be in Bath National Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, PA.  (TGR Jan. 1, 1987)

MUDGE - Francis J. Mudge
OXFORD — Francis J. "Jim" Mudge Jr., 70, of Oxford died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2005, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown. Jim was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Plymouth, the son of Francis and Mary Brazee Mudge Sr. On Aug. 24, 1974, he married Elvira Kenyon Mudge. She survives.He grew up in the Plymouth and New Berlin areas and attended the New Berlin schools. Jim had formerly worked for the Norwich Pharmacal Co. and since his marriage had lived in Oxford where he worked the family farm. In his leisure time Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim was also a veteran of World War II. Jim is survived by his wife, Elvira "Honey" Kenyon Mudge of Oxford; his daughter, Frances "Judy" Breslin of Cooperstown; his granddaughter, Sarah Breslin; his sisters, Doris Douglas of New Berlin, Viola Madsen and her husband, Larry, of New Berlin, Gladys Pope of Gilbertsville and Mary Mudge of New Berlin; his brothers, Charles Mudge and his wife, Faye, of Morris, Bill Mudge of Morris, Ray Mudge and his wife, Hazel, of Colton and Roy Mudge and his wife, Vinnie, of South New Berlin. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Bessie Burdick and husband Bob of Norwich, Marion Warner of Norwich, Rosie Moreau of Oxford and Ruth Rippo of Florida; his brother-in-law, Jim Kenyon and his wife, Shirley, of Oxford; a special nephew and wife, Jim and Pauline Pope; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his sisters, Lucille Chambers and Julia Mudge; and his brothers-in-law, Charlie Chambers and Daniel Brazee.At Jim’s request, there will be no public funeral or calling hours. Please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 13760 or to the American Heart Association, Hearts Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

 Chester Percy Murdough, of Los Angeles, Calif., died March 11, 1957 of a heart attack.  Funeral services were held Thursday. Chester (Percy) was formerly a Mainesburg boy.  He left in 1904 to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad.  He retired several years ago.  He spent 2 weeks in 1954 visiting old friends in Mainesburg and Mansfield. He is survived by a sister, Edith at home and several nephews

MYFELT, NEIL D.,   Neil D. Myfelt, 34 of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Millerton, PA died February 17, 1987 at the Hospice House, University Community Hospital in Tamarac, FL after an extended illness.  He is survived by parents, Ivan and Marion Myfelt; sisters, Carol of Burlington, PA and Muriel of Leesburg. VA; special friend, Michael Sides; grandmother, Hazel Stone of Athens; aunts, Thelma Myfelt of Millerton, PA, Lorraine of Athens, PA; uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Doris Myfelt of West Chester, Pa; several cousins.  A funeral service was held in Pompano Beach, FL with interment to be in Deerfield there.  Memorial services will be held at Daggett Methodist Church on March 1 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Memorials may be sent to the Hospice House, Tamarac, FL where a memorial fund is being formed in Neil’s name.  (TGR Feb. 26, 1987)

NASSAR Alvin J. Loving husband, father, and friend Age 75, formerly of Elmira, NY, living in Pompano Beach, FL, died unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, on Sunday evening, May 1, 2005. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, May 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial and Committal services will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Friday at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Celebrant. Interment of Al's ashes will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers, those wishing may make memorials to St. Josephs Hospital, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14905. Al is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Theresa Nassar of Pompano Beach, FL; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Patricia Nassar of Atlanta, GA, A.J. and Michelle Nassar of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Brian and Maria Nassar of Elmira, Richard and Tecla Nassar, and Kevin and Nanci Nassar, all of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Olivia, Andrew, Kevin, Tara, Jimmy, Lauren, Amanda, Joey, Alex; and one great-grandchild, Savannah; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Robert Alston of West Chester, PA, Sylvia and Richard Morris of Rochester, NY; mother-in-law, Theresa Marconi; nieces, Melanie McClurkin, Cynthia Powers; nephews, Phil McClurkin, Richard McClurkin and John Morris. Al was predeceased by his parents, James and Grace Nassar. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea from 1946-1947. Al was a prominent local businessman who formally owned T& J Food Market, The Carpet Bagger and Main and Gray Realty. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St. Patrick's Church, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Corning Country Club, Cold Brook Club, American Legion Clarence Oliver Post 154, and the Downtown Health Club. Al and Theresa lived on Keuka Lake from 1984-1997. Al was a loving, giving and generous person to all.

NICCOLLS - Daily Review, Dorothy Margaret (Dot) Niccolls Miller, 74, of Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Saranac Lake, N.Y., formerly of Towanda, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, following a brief illness. Born March 23, 1929, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Charles Allen and Margaret Wrench Niccolls, and the wife of the late Paul E. Miller, who predeceased her in 1999. She graduated from Upper Darby High School and was employed at Lit Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia, where she met her husband. The couple briefly lived in Kansas City, Mo., before relocating back to the Philadelphia area to start a family. They moved to Towanda, in 1970. While in Towanda, Mrs. Miller was active in the school's Parent-Teacher Association and the Towanda High School Music Booster Club. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76 and the Towanda Senior Citizens Club. Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved to Lewis, N.Y., in 1998 to live with their daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Steve Piatt. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Elizabethtown, N.Y., and volunteered for many hours at Adirondack Medical Center. Mrs. Miller was also a member of the Ladies of the Church of the Good Shepherd and was active in the Elizabethtown Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, wildlife and bird watching, reading and music. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Steve and Paula Piatt, of Lewis; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Joan Niccolls of Albrightsville, Pa., and Mesa, Ariz.; a nephew, Charles Niccolls III, of Primos, Pa.; a niece and her husband Tracy and Steve Welsh of Havertown, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, from 10-11 a.m. at Marvin's Sons Funeral Home, Court Street, Elizabethtown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown. Memorials may be directed to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Ambulance Squad, Elizabethtown, NY 12932, or to Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Attention: Residents Council. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Daily Review 08/17/2002, Edward D. NICHOLS  72, formerly of East River Road, Nichols, N.Y., died on Aug. 14, 2002, at the Highlands Care Center, LaPorte. He was born on March 6, 1930, in Bradford County one of 14 children to Raymond and Ina (Lyons)Nichols. Edward was a retired employee for the Town of Nichols Highway Department.  He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Vivian V. Nichols, on Sept. 7, 1996, and is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Philip C. Turrell of Ilion, N.Y., William A. DeVoe of Akron, Ohio, and Joseph P. and Katherine DeVoe of Nichols; his sisters, Joyce Nichols of Owego, Marjorie Carlton of Endicott and Dorothy Jones of Troy; sisters-in-law, Barbara Nichols of Vestal and Patricia Nichols of West Warren; grandchildren, Michelle Turrell, Philip and his wife, Kimberly Turrell, Brandee Jo Turrell, Shawna DeVoe, Edward and his wife, Michelle DeVoe, William DeVoe and Jessica DeVoe, and Christin DeVoe; great-grandchildren, Kai Turrell, Anastasia and Alicia DeVoe, Michael Volpe; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services and a celebration of Edward's life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Nichols United Methodist Church, Main Street, Nichols, with the Rev. Jean L. Swett officiating. A period of visitation and sharing of memories will be held from noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 Northwest Ninth Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136-1494; Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Sayre Evening Times, Carl E. NORTHRUP , formerly of Green's Landing, Athens Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Sept. 26, 1917 in Towanda, he was the oldest child of the late Liewington and Carrie Benjamin Northrup. He was retired from Horton Electric Motor Services, Inc. He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John and Deborah Northrup of Athens Township, his daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Sharon Albertson of Elizabethtown, Pa.; his four grandchildren, Brian Barton, Shawn Northrup, Shane Northrup and Shannon Northrup; his 14 great grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Theron and Agnes Northrup of Athens; his sister, Lucille Yardman of Endicott, N.Y.; his sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Irene Fish of Sayre; and his sister-in-law, Priscilla Johnson of Florida. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion Northrup on March 3, 2002; his infant daughter, Bernice, in 1950; and his brother and sister-in-law, Derwin and Betty Northrup. There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

PATRICK, FRANCES,    Frances (Hardy) Patrick, 66, of Elmira, died June 3,1987 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira after an extended illness.  She is survived by daughters, Sharon Wood of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Barbara Pfiffer of Elmira Heights, NY; mother, Helen Swartout of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren, Rod and Patrick Fuller of Florida, Julie Anne and Jeffery Wood of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and David Pfiffer of Elmira. She was predeceased by husband, Gorgon L. Patrick in 1981 and daughter, Bonnie Fuller in 1985.  Services were held June 5 at the Ballard and Lindren Funeral Home in Elmira with Rev.E. Gene Callihan officiating.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of one’s choice. (TGR June 18,1987)

Hazel M. Age 83, of Sweden Valley Manor, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, died April 21, 2005 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. She was the wife of the late John H. Reep, Jr., who died in 1987. Hazel was born August 4, 1921 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late William A. and Hazel J. Badman Plumley. She was a retired employee of the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY. Hazel loved music and loved to dance. She enjoyed crocheting, and was involved with Fresh Air and Foster children. She loved people, foster kids, baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. Surviving are daughters, Joyce Mason, Lawrenceville, and Patti (Ben) Snyder, Lindley, NY; four grandchildren, John Reep, Joseph Rhodes, Melanie VanZile, and Tanya Knowles; five great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to Hazel's Life Celebration on Monday, April 25, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

PIERCE - WEYAND, JEANNE PIERCE    Jeanne Pierce Weyand died at her home, Crossed Sabres. Wayne, PA on February 17, 1987.  She and her husband came to Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College in September, 1987 when General Weyand was named superintendent.  Her father, Major General James “Bob” Pierce and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Pierce, were former Trojans.  She was married to an Army man and had traveled the world in his 34 year career.  When she came to the Academy with her husband and became involved in Cadet programs, she gained great popularity for her input by faculty and cadets alike. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Julie Kathyleen, who graduated in 1986 from Sweet Briar College; son, Alexander Michael, a California attorney and his wife, Teresa; grandson Mathew; and sister, Bertram Goodman, Carlisle, Pa.  (TGR May 14, 1987)

ROBBINS Raymond D. Age 89, of RD., Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, April 25, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 24, 1915 in North Bingham, PA, the son of Herbert L. and Rose Adelia Rogers Robbins. He was a former employee of Eberle Tanning Co. and a lifelong farmer and avid outdoorsman. He is survived by sister, Donna Koester, Westfield, PA; brother, Mason Robbins, Westfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Grace; and brothers, Howard, Hayden and Irving. A memorial service will be conducted at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA, Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward Caster will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association.

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ROUGHT - Mrs. Virginia Dawn "Ginny" Chapin Age 81, of 5872 Kenville Green Circle, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Main Street United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. Ginny was the daughter of the late Stephen and Ella Mae Rought. Ginny lived in upstate New York before settling in the Kernersville area for the past 26 years. She was predeceased by her brothers, Millard and Sheldon Rought; and her special aunt, Charlotte Kane. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 56 years, Richard R. Chapin who survives of the home; her three daughters and sons-in-law, Darla Fetter Gallehue and Michael of Troy, OH, Dawn Houseknecht and Bruce of Kernersville, and Diane Kline of Winston-Salem; former son-in-law, Ray Kline of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; sister, Bessie Williams; and brother, Clifton Rought, both of Zephyr Hills, FL. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 Miss Frances Schipbanker, age 71, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, May 25, 1973, at the Hash Convalescent Home.  Funeral arrangements were by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  The body was sent to Medical Center, Syracuse, NY for scientific research. She was a graduate of Syracuse University and taught art in Niagara Falls, NY, Mansfield, and Beacon, NY for many years. Prayer service was held in the Episcopal Church, Mansfield, at 11:00 pm May 27th. She is survived by a sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker, Wellsboro and several cousins. She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn.

 Miss Frances Schipbanker, age 71, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, May 25, 1973, at the Hash Convalescent Home.  Private funeral and burial in Syracuse, NY.  Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. She is survived by a sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker of Wellsboro.  She was a retired school teacher and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn.

SCOTT, JOHN DeWAYNE,   John DeWayne Scott, 73, of West Burlington, died Feb. 17, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born August 15, 1913 in Montezuma, NY, he was the son of the late John N. and Lydia May Cisco Scott.  Mr. Scott was employed by State Aggregates in Wysox for 10 years and later worked for the D.B.S. Transit Company until failing health forced his retirement.  He was well known and possessed a host of friends.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. George (Viola) Bump of Ulster, Mrs. Joyce Squires of Elmira and Mrs. Francis (Connie) Chilson of Elmira; sons, Duane Scott of Durrell, Bradley Scott of Nicholson, PA and Lloyd Scott of Corning, NY; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Woodrow Scott of Waverly, and Lloyd Scott of Millport, NY; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Joslyn of Montour Falls, NY and Mrs. Hattie Gleder of Pulteney, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held February 19 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Harry Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Himrod, NY.  (TGR Feb. 26, 1987)

 Charles V. Shadduck, 90, of Shunk, a Fox Twp. supervisor and a longtime businessman and farmer in Sullivan County, died at 10:45 am Sunday, June 24, 1984, at Divine Providence Hospital, where he was admitted June 12.  He is survived by 103 direct descendants, many in Lycoming County. A Fox Twp. supervisor for the past 30 years, Mr. Shadduck was a Sullivan County Democratic committeeman for the past 12 years. He also was a former Sullivan County school director, serving more than 20 years on the school board. In addition, Mr. Shadduck was a former justice of the peace in Shunk, serving 28 years in that capacity. A farmer in Shunk for 70 years, he also operated a grist mill and was a blacksmith there.  In addition, Mr. Shadduck operated Shadduck's Motor and Equipment Garage in Shunk from 1941 to 1975. Born in Shunk, May 23, 1894, he was a son of Frank A. and Emma White Shadduck. Surviving are his wife, the former Kay Cornell; three daughters, Mrs. Verus Meixel, of Dubois, Mrs. Stanley Cook, of Moyers, W. Va., and Mrs. Ralph Snell, of Proctor Star Route; five sons, Durwood, of Trout Run, Albert, of Penfield, Luther, of Montoursville, Donald, of Shunk, and Doyl, of Cogan Station; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Brennan, of Sayre; a brother, Foster, of Muncy, 28 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. His first wife, the former Fannie Brown, died April 27, 1965. The funeral will be at 1 pm Wednesday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Edward F. Ayers, pastor of Canton Calvary Alliance Chapel, officiating.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday.

 France Bruce Shannon, 95, of 101 North Center St., Canton, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Troy Hospital, Troy, following a brief illness. Born Dec. 1, 1891, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shannon. He was retired in 1957 from Bellmar Manufacturing in Canton. A US Army veteran of World War I, he was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Canton. Surviving are his wife, Kitty, of Barbourville, Ky; three sons, Carl H. of Narrows, Va; Charles R. and Robert F, both of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Helen G. Sherman of Mansfield; a step-son, James of Narrow, Va; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 2, at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. in Canton.  The Rev. Richard G. Felty, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was made in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery Road, Canton.

SHAW Wayne Francis Age 49, of Buellton, CA, formerly of Elmira, died very unexpectedly on March 16, 2005 as a result of a "Road Rage" shooting. Wayne was born on December 19, 1955 in Elmira. He was predeceased by his father, Edward L. Shaw III of Newport, CA; and brother Stewart T. Shaw. He is survived by his mother, Mary A. Bellomo Shaw of Newhall, CA.; wife, Kathy Shaw with six children, sons, Nathan, Brandon, Devin and Christian, daughters, Kambria and Alexis of Buellton, CA. He is also survived by brothers, John H. Glover (Joan) of Elmira, Edward L. Shaw Jr. of Kissimmee, FL, Keno R. Shaw of Newport, CA, Kurt J. Shaw (Wendy) of Saugus, CA, Lee W. Shaw of Solvang, CA; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from both Elmira and California. Wayne was a painting contractor for 15 years in Santa Ynez, CA. He was a loving family man and was active in the church. Wayne was also active in his community. He served as a volunteer for Pony League baseball for many years, both in an administration capacity and as a coach. The tragic circumstances of Wayne's death makes it so much more difficult to accept. Wayne will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

 Amelia Nicole Shedden, infant daughter of Terry and Debbie Oldroyd Shedden of RD#2, Gillett, died Wednesday, Sept. 23. Surviving besides her parents, are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Oldroyd of RD#2, Gillett; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Morgan of RD#2, Gillett; Mrs. Alma Oldroyd of Lawrenceville and Fay Oldroyd of Elmira, NY; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Bessie Foster of Elmira Heights, NY; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were made by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg.

 The funeral was in Mission Hills, Calif., for Robert Edwin Schmouder, 85, of Mission Hills, formerly of Jersey Shore and Brookside, who died July 31, 1999, at Providence Holy Cross Hospital, Mission Hills. He and his wife, the former Helen Beach, would have observed their 53rd wedding anniversary Aug. 25. A machinist, he retired from Hughes Aircraft, California. Schmouder was an Army veteran of World War II and a prisoner of war in Germany. He was a Williamsport Technical Institute graduate. Born Nov. 13, 1913, in Cherry Tree, he was a son of Milo and Stella Hower Schmouder. Surviving, besides his wife, are a niece and several cousins. Military services and interment were in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif.

 Ernest L. Schmouder Sr., 72, of Trout Run RD #1, died at 12:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1987, at his home, following a lengthy illness. Born April 22, 1914, at Cogan House, he was a son of Charles and Eva Mitstifer Schmouder. Mr. Schmouder retired in 1974 from Twin Oaks Nursery, Trout Run. He was a sargeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Surviving are a son, Ernest L. Jr., with whom he lived, and one grandson. The funeral and burial was at the convenience of the family.

 Martin L. Scott of New York City died Monday, July 16, 1973, after a short illness.  He was 70 years old.  Mr. Scott, who was a nephew of the late Mrs. Joseph H. Williams, had made many visits in Wellsboro over the years. Mr. Scott was a graduate of St. Paul's School, Concord, NH and Yale University.  Mr. Scott was a versatile businessman whose career included service for the US Government during World War II and in Korea, Wall Street and the Insurance industry. He was the son of the late Charles Scott of Cleveland, Ohio and Belle Lebling Scott of New York.  His survivors include his wife Rita of New York and two daughters, Linda and Sheila, and his cousin, George C. Williams. Interment services will be held in the Erie, Pa., Cemetery on Friday, July 20, 1973.

 William R. Sefchick, 42, of 1132 Centre St., Bellefonte, died at the Mountainview unit of the Centre Community Hospital Wednesday, January 23rd, at 11 am. He was born February 17, 1931 at Clarence, the son of Michael and Verna Kriscia Sefchick. In 1959, he married Kathryn (Kay) Crosetto, formerly of Wellsboro, who survives with two children, William Jr. and Mary, at home; brothers and sisters: Mrs. Madeline Zacharke, Joseph and John Sefchick, Philadelphia; Mrs. Margaret Stemple, Ridley Park; Mrs. Agnes Glesener, Savanna, Ill; Mrs. Mildred Ramotnik, Long Island, NY; James, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Verna Sustrik, Philipsburg. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Bellefonte, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fire Company of Snow Shoe.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served as a corporal in the Army with the 630th Quartermasters Corps.  He enlisted September 24, 1952, at Harrisburg and was discharged September 23, 1954, at Fort Lee, Va. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church in Bellefonte Saturday morning with Rt. Rev. Paul A. Lenz officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery. Wellsboro residents attending the Sefchick funeral at Bellefonte on Saturday were Miss Martha Crosetto, Mrs. George Coolidge, Miss Marian Coolidge, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier and Ben Hall.

 Ronald E. Seidel, 89, of 1310 Rural Ave., Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 12. Born June 12, 1898, at Schuylerville, he was the son of William and Sarah A. Yerg Seidel. He was a retired employee of Lubrikup Co., Williamsport, since 1964. His wife, the former Martha M. Doud, died Nov. 25, 1958. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ruth L. Weigle, Mrs. Sarah A. Strouse and Mrs. Larma M. Andrews, all of Williamsport, Mrs. Pauline E. Lockard of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Anna E. Holbrook with whom he lived; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Mudge of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.  The Elder Larry J. Andrews, of Jersey Shore congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiated. Burial was made in Muncy Cemetery.

 Harry C. Severson, 71, of Reading, Pa., died Tuesday, November 21, 1972 at a hospital in Reading, Pa. He was born in Wellsboro, Pa., son of the former C. Severson and Louise Severson of Wellsboro. Surviving are his wife, Ruth, of Reading, Pa., two sons, Ronald A. Severson of Vienna, Va. and Harry C. Severson Jr. of Reading, Pa., and five grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emerette Dearman, of Knoxville, Pa. Mr. Severson was a retired Telephone Company employee. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading, Pa.

SHERMAN - CHILSON, ETHEL LOUISE,   Ethel Louise Sherman Chilson, 82, formerly of the Page Manor, wife of Edward Chilson, died September 30, 1986 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born July 14,1904 in Locke, NY, she was the daughter of George and Isabell Reynolds Sherman.  She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Edward Chilson; stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Baggerly of Sayre and Mrs. Agnes Heeman of Alba; stepson, Francis Chilson of Elmira; three sisters and four brothers; an aunt; several nieces , nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held October 4 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating and interment to be in Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta, NY.  (TGR Oct. 9, 1986)

 Word has been received here of the death of Merton J. Slater, 72, who died on Monday, March 25 in Mesa, Arizona where the Slaters have made their home since last November.  They had recently purchased a new home there.  Mr. Slater has been in failing health for several years. The Slaters made their home in Wellsboro for approximately 30 years prior to going to Arizona.  Mr. Slater was employed as a dry goods salesman and on weekends for approximately 20 years he was a valued employee at Garrison's Men's Shop in Wellsboro.  He was born in Michigan in 1901. Besides his wife, Eleanor, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Beverly) Raffaele of Fort Belvoir, Virginia; one son, Richard Slater of Seattle, Washington; a brother, Glenn Slater of Binghamton, NY and three grandchildren. Rev. George Patton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro officiated at committal services at Riverhurst Cemetery at Endwell, NY on Thursday March 28.

SMITH - CASE, ANNA S.,   Anna S. Case, 83, formerly of East Smithfield, died January 25, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born August 21, 1903 in Nichols, she was the daughter of Edward and Eora Kinney Smith.  She held memberships with the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Garden Club of East Smithfield.  Mrs. Case was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, in 1949 and a son, Richard in 1985.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Louis (Clara) Campbell of Athens, Mrs. Robert (Lois) of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Larry (Doris) Green of Sayre; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Lee Case of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were scheduled for January 28 (11 AM) at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. James Crupi, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, and Rev. Michael G. Trimmer officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society.  (TGR Jan. 29, 1987)CASE, ANNA S.,   Anna S. Case, 83, formerly of East Smithfield, died January 25, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  Born August 21, 1903 in Nichols, she was the daughter of Edward and Eora Kinney Smith.  She held memberships with the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Garden Club of East Smithfield.  Mrs. Case was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, in 1949 and a son, Richard in 1985.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Louis (Clara) Campbell of Athens, Mrs. Robert (Lois) of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Larry (Doris) Green of Sayre; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Lee Case of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were scheduled for January 28 (11 AM) at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. James Crupi, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, and Rev. Michael G. Trimmer officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society.  (TGR Jan. 29, 1987)

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SMITH - Donna Smith Kerr, 77, Montrose, PA went to join her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at her niece, Ann Bennett Hart’s Personal Care Home. She succumbed to brain cancer after a short illness. She was born May 30, 1927 in Franklindale, Bradford County, PA to Merton H. and Grace (Allen) Smith. Donna was married to Dr. Paul B. Kerr and they enjoyed 55 years together. Her loving children and grandchildren are Cerise and Dr. James D. Hayes, II, James D., III, Becky and John Hayes; Jeff and Missy Kerr, Dale Shotwell and Jennifer Kerr; Renée and David Tyler, Heléna and Leah Tyler. She was predeceased by infant daughter, Jane Kerr.  She had one sister, Eudora (Smith) Bennett and her children and spouses; Ann and Dave Hart, Donnie and Michelle and Stan and Missy Bennett. She had many loving great and grand nieces and nephews, as well as an uncle, Max Rice and wonderful cousins.  She had a brother-in-law, W. Robert Kerr of Titusville and many dear friends, Junie Ely, Pat Gillis, Elaine Henry, Georgia Henry, Joan Kiefer, Gail Stone, Jeanne Walsh and so many others.  Donna graduated from Wysox Elementary School, Towanda High School and studied at Mansfield College. A graduate of Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed as a Registered Nurse Supervisor at that hospital. She was also a Veteran of the Army Cadet Nursing in WWII. Donna married Dr. Paul B. Kerr on Nov. 19, 1949. In 1952, the Kerrs joined Donna’s sister, Eudora and her husband, Raymond L. Bennett in Montrose. The four of them began a medical and nursing practice. Soon, they built the Medical Arts Clinic, Montrose General Hospital, Medical Arts Pharmacy and Asa Park Manor Nursing Home. Donna retired from nursing after 25 years, continuing administrative work and tending to a growing family with 19 Rotary foreign exchange students in her home over the years. She took great care in raising her children and was proud of the successes of her family. The Kerrs’ two daughters, Cerise and Renée, became active in nursing while son, Jeff, was active in hospital work. She s enjoyed her seven grandchildren, who all live nearby.  She actively participated in her community, contributing her time and talents. She belonged to C.A.S.S. (Center for Anti-slavery Studies), was a member of Y-Gradale for over 50 years, having held all offices, an Eastern Star member since 1961, becoming District Deputy Grand Matron in 1986-87. She was a charter member of the Women in Service Memorial in Washington, DC and active in veterans’ rehabilitation. She was in charge of collecting and distributing gifts to the Veterans Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre for the past 27 years. Donna was a member of the Montrose Camera Club for 38 years, winning some of the highest honors for her beautiful photography.  She had been a Rotary Ann for 47 years, helping husband, Paul with the Rotary Exchange program for 44 years. She was awarded the esteemed Paul Harris Fellow with four stars. Donna was a world traveler and chauffeur with her husband, Paul.  Donna was a charter member of the Evangelical Free Church of Montrose where she was active in Sunday school, church and a small group participant. She was best known as the “Flower Lady” and was the church photographer.  Those who wish, may contribute in her memory to any of the above mentioned organizations or to the Montrose Bible Conference where she went each week to water their plants (Donna had a green thumb and cared for over 50 plants in her home, as well). Donna’s most earnest prayer was that each would come to know her Savior, Jesus Christ, as their personal Savior and join her in entering the Golden Gates of Heaven. Services will be held Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, Montrose. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 5 from 8 to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

 Robert Jay Smith, infant son of Richard and Betty Teeter Smith of Covington, died Saturday, November 3, 1973 at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Sherry Lynn; one brother, James Daniel both at home; maternal grandmother, Marie Rowe, Covington, and maternal grandfather, Ivan Teeter of Corning, NY.

 Stillman Henry Smith, 76, of 172 Woodside Road, Simpsonville, SC, and formerly of Jamestown, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1987, at Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, SC. Born in Wellsboro March 11, 1911, he was the son of Jessee E. and Nora Weatherbee Smith. He was a retired plumber and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. Surviving are his wife, the former Delma Bennett; two daughters, Sally S. Qualls of Simpsonville, SC, and Kay S. Reiser of Laluz, NM; two sons, John S. (Jack) Smith of Hartstown and Kenny Smith of Cartersville, Ga; a brother, Millard Smith of Wellsboro; two sisters, Lucille Telep of Altoona and Dorothy Smith of Spokane, Wash; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the chapel of Park Lawn Cemetery in Jamestown.  The Rev. Boyd Edmondson of North Shenango Presbyterian Church officiated.  Interment was at the cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made by the James W. Baird Funeral Home in Jamestown.

Fred SOPER, a former resident of this place for many years, but recently of 722 Kenyon street, Elmira, died last Wednesday (11/5/1924) in Buffalo, after a long illness.  He was a member of Union Lodge, F. & A. M., Corning Consistory, Scottiish Rite Masons, Kalura Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Binghamton: the I. O. O. F. Lodge, No. 489, of Blossburg, Elmira Rebekah Lodge and the Elmira Carpenters Union.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Myrtle; a stepdaughter, Grace Spencer; his mother, Mrs. Sophronia Soper, and two sisters, Mrs. Burt(Burr) Steele and Mrs. Cora Miller, of Blossburg, and one brother, Frank Soper, of Elmira.  The funeral was held from the family home Friday at 7 pp.m., commital services conducted by Milo Lodge, F. & A. M., of Penn Yan, Saturday morning: burial in Penn Yan cemetery.

 George E. Spong, age 78, of RD 6, Wellsboro died Tuesday, August 22nd at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born September 26, 1893 in Lycoming County, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Nichols Spong.  He was a member of the Middle Ridge Grange, the Stony Fork United Methodist Church, army veteran of World War I, and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife Edna; one son, George Jr. of Greensburg, Pa; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Sticklin of RD 6, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Charlotte Greninger of Williamsport; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, August 24, at the Tussey Funeral Home.  Rev. James W. Garthoff officiated.  Burial was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

 Raymond E. Sprague, 49, formerly of Corning, NY, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at his home in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was employed for 12 years as electronic engineer for Franklin Electric. Surviving are his wife, Ruth M. Sprague of Fort Wayne; three nieces and one nephew. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Foster Park Church in Fort Wayne.  The Rev. Herman Surber officiated. Interment was made in Lindenwood Cemetery.

STIMUS ? - WAFFLE, BERNICE B.,   Funeral services for Bernice B. Waffle, 52, of Columbia Cross Roads, were held on Oct. 11 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Ministers Jeff Thayer and Richard Waller officiated.  Mrs. Waffle died Oct 8, in the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born Nov. 18, 1931 in Brooklyn and had been active in community service before moving to Troy.  She is survived by her husband, Nelson Waffle; daughters, Ken (Dorothy) Ceutier of King Ferry, NY, Mrs. Robert (Eva) Kinner Jr. of Troy and Mrs. Elizabeth Waffle of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, LaRue Waffle, Nelson Waffle Jr., and  Dale Waffle, all of Columbia Cross Roads; mother, Margaret Cowenhoven Stimus of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  (TGR Oct 18, 1984)

 Dr. J. Lloyd Straughn, 63, Chairman of the Chemistry Department of Western Maryland College, died March 5 at the National Cancer Institute in Baltimore, Md.  He was the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. William R. Straughn. He graduated from Mansfield State College in 1929.  He did graduate work in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, taught in the public schools in Dubois, Pa., Kirksville State College, Kirksville, M., and the State Teachers College in Salisbury, Md.  He received his doctorate in chemistry at Hopkins in 1941.  He then accepted a position in the Chemistry Department at Western Maryland College in 1942.  He interrupted his academic career to do research and development for six years in West Chester, Pa.  Upon his return to Western Maryland College in 1959, his interest in research continued by devoting part of his time at Ft. Dietrick, Md. Dr. Straughn was a member of the United Methodist Church.  He was a Past Master of Door-to-Virtue Masonic Lodge, a former president of the Westminster, Md. Kiwanis Club and a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Benson; two daughters, Sarah Straughn of Wilmington, Del., and Patricia Straughn Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, David Lloyd Nelson and Michael Alan Nelson; and two brothers, Dr. William R. Straughn Jr. of Chapel Hill, NC, and Dr. Robert A. Straughn of Madison, Wis. A Memorial Service was held for Dr. Straughn on March 7 in the small Baker Chapel at Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md.

Madeline S. Cady, 79, of Southport Towers, Elmira, died April 23, 1987 at home.  She is survived by children, Margaret Frutchy of Millport, Kenneth Cady of Nevada; seven grandchildren; cousin, Maxwell and Louise VanVeghten of Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 423, Elmira Brooks-Flick Troy Legion Auxiliary and an RSVP Volunteer.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on April 25.  Those wishing may make contributions to the charity of one’s choice.  (TGR April 30, 1987)

TOBY - Mrs. Nellie Wilkens of Sullivanville, Tuesday, July 5, 1966.  Body at Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial in Caton Cemetery, Caton, N. Y.  Survived by daughter, Angeline, at home.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 28, Wed. 6 Jul 1966)

WALKER, ERNEST L.,   Ernest L. Walker, 85, of Athens, died April 2, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born in Tioga, PA, February 13, 1902, he was the son of Edward and Edith Cummings Walker.  Mr. Walker was a retired Postal Service worker. Surviving are his wife, Dora, at home; daughter, Mrs. Marion (Donna) Byrd of Macon, GA; daughter-in-law. Mrs. Robert (Jane) Walker of Athens; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on April 4 with Rev. Steven Livermore, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Sayre Ambulance Corps or the Burlington United Methodist Church Fund in care of Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA 18814.  (TGR April 9, 1987)

WATKINS - NEWLAND, MARGARET, (SRGP 79562)  Margaret L. Newland, 74, of the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA died November 26, 1986.  She was born February 17, 1912 in Scranton, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Stanton Watkins.  She was a member of the Troy Church of Christ.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Lucretia Delano of Escondido, CA and Mrs. Helen Morris of Northport, NY; sons; Dr. Arthur Frackenphol of Pottsdam, NY and Robert Frackenpohl of Newark, NJ.  She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Ray Robbins of Troy; a niece, Dawn Volpe of Waverly; nine grandsons and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with Vickery Funeral Home in Troy making the arrangements.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA 16901.  (TGR Dec. 4, 1986)

Sarah W. Formerly of Euclid Ave. Age 82, died peacefully on Tuesday, ay 3, 2005, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. She was born July 11, 1922 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Crawford) Welch. Sarah is survived by her loving children, son, John R. Keenan Jr. and daughter, Sarah Havener both of Penn Yan, NY; beloved siblings, brother, Harry (Leone) Welch of Pine City, NY; sisters, Gean Williams and June Minard of Largo, FL. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. A family Memorial Service will be held in the Christ United Methodist Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Yates County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box # 391, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

WHITE, REV. MONTAGUE,   Rev. Montague White, 86, died at his home in Owego, NY on June 17, 1986.  He graduated from the Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh in 1929 and promptly accepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy where he remained until 1938 when he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury, NJ.  In 1949 he was called as co-pastor to the Madison Avenue Church until he retired in 1969.  He was born in Clinton, NY on November 28, 1900, the son of Henry and Sara Lore White.  He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Mrs. Alan M. (Mary Elizabeth) Pomeroy of Franklin, MI; son, Henry B. of Sandy Hook, CT; two grandchildren; brother Henry of Charleston, SC.  The above is a condensation of the obituary sent by John White, Ridge bury , CT, son to the Rev. Raymond White, a former pastor of the Troy Presbyterian Church.  (TGR Feb. 26, 1987)

WILCOX - MURPHY, DONNA WILCOX,  Donna Wilcox Murphy, 51, of Erin, NY died November 12, 1986 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY after an extended illness.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church and operated Donna’s Knit’N’Things in the Country Village in Southport, NY. She was a mathematics teacher at Horseheads High School.  She is survived by her husband, Clayton E. Murphy, at home; father, Gilbert E. Wilcox of East Smithfield; three brothers and sisters-in-law; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Donald Cole of Columbia Cross Roads; two sisters-in-law; 18 nieces and nephews.  Memorial services are scheduled at the East Smithfield Federated Church on November 22 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating.  Arrangements are by the McInerney Funeral Home in Elmira.  Donations to the Arnot Ogden Oncology Department will be greatly acknowledged by the family.  (TGR Nov. 20, 1986)

WILCOX - LEWIS, HAZEL W.,  A memorial service for Hazel W. Lewis was held December 7 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Trimmer officiating.  Mrs. Lewis died December 3, 1984 at the University Hospital in Tampa, Florida at the age of 88.  She was born May 17, 1886 in Bradford County, PA., the daughter of Elliott and Tirzah Wilcox.  She was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  She is survived by a son, Ronald Lewis of Big Pond; daughters, Pauline Vargson of Thonotosassa, FL.; Geraldine Terrell of Troy, Glenora Harkcom of Albuquerque, NM; Delberta Arnold of Odessa, Fl; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial donations may be made to the Big Pond Methodist Church, in care of Anita Fay, Columbia Cross Roads RD, PA. 16914.  (TGR Dec. 13, 1984)

WILKENS - Angeline W. Smith age 91 of Horseheads, NY, Monday, May 31, 1993 at Valley View Manor, Norwich, NY.  She is survived by her nephew, Percy Wood of Erin, NY.  Friends are invited to attend Funeral and Committal Services at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, at 1 p.m.  Interment Caton Cemetery, Caton, NY.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2b, Wed. 2 Jun 1993)

Delores L. Age 62, of RD, Osceola, PA, died Sunday, April 18, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 27, 1942 in Rathbone, NY, the daughter of Sam and Mildred Wilson. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Lowe; sons, William Lowe, Osceola, PA, Charles Lowe, RD, Tioga, PA; daughters, Debby Baker, RD, Osceola, PA, Angel Deats, Knoxville, PA, Mandy Lowe, Corning, NY, Laura Jean Wojnarek, Elkland, PA; 15 grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

YOUNG Gene R. Of Sabinsville, PA Age 64, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Friends may call Friday, April 22, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. bte

ZEGARSKI, STANLEY H.,   Stanley H. Zegarski of Canton, PA died on June 3, 1986 in Canton.  Funeral services were held on September 6 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with burial to be in the Bath, NY VFW Cemetery. (TGR Sept. 11, 1986)

?? - JOSEPH, JUANITA,    Juanita Stewart Joseph of Harbeson, DE died in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore on November 18, 1986.  She was 75 years old.  Mrs. Joseph was Postmaster of Harbeson for 32 years.  She was a member of Harbeson Methodist Church.  Her first husband, E. Gilbert Stewart, died in 1940.  Her second husband, Carlton Joseph died in 1973.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra Stewart and grandchildren, William, Jeffery, John, Georgia and Katy Stewart, all of Gillett, PA; also by two brothers and a sister.  Funeral services were held November 21 in Georgetown, DE with burial in Beaverdam Cemetery in Harbeson.  (TGR Dec. 4, 1986)

? JONES, CHERRIE B.,   Cherrie B. Jones, 95, of Corning, NY died November 15, 1986 at Dayspring Apartments in Corning.  Among her survivors are a son and three daughters, one of which is Mrs. Eloise Cummings of Troy.  She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held November 18 with Rev. Charles E. Ensley officiating and burial to be in Hope Cemetery, Annex.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Christ where she was a member or to the American Heart Association.  (TGR Nov. 20, 1986)

Grace B. Formerly of Galeton, PA Age 99, of Harpswell, ME, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Friends may call Sunday, April 24, 2005, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, in the First Presbyterian Church, Galeton.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Galeton, or Galeton Library Building Fund, Galeton, PA 16922.  

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