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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

Rachel Daisy Age 94, of 32 Ransom St., Hornell, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, in St. James Mercy Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day. Born April 30, 1911, in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of Reuben and Minnie Mae Baker. She was married June 14, 1929, in Hornell to Henry L. Griffin, who died in 1978. Rachel was first employed at the former Tea Room on Canisteo Street, and later the F.A. Owen Publishing Co. in Dansville, the former Ritenhouse on West Street, eventually becoming a representative for Avon Co. in Hornell for 20 years. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell and Hornell Lodge #620 WOTM. She loved animals, children and her flower garden. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn (Larry) Pace of Millport; two granddaughters, Pamela (Diane Loper) Griffin of Hornell and Regina (Henry) Ferguson of Horseheads; three grandsons, John (Roswell Franklin) Bayne of Big Flats, Thomas (Sylvia Taft) Bayne of Hornell and Thomas (Robin) Mike of Horseheads; five great-grandchildren, Shawn, Timon and Paul Bayne, and Kerry Lea and Henry Ferguson, Jr.; one step great-granddaughter, Ashley Cotter; several nieces and nephews; and her canine companion and best friend, Gizmo. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Friday at the United Presbyterian Church, Hornell, with Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hornell Humane Society, Industrial Park Drive, Hornell, NY 14843.

BELIG Elizabeth G. MURPHY, Horseheads, NY; formerly of Canton, NY died Saturday, February 6, 1999 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  Elizabeth was born in Montoursville, PA on October 2, 1926 to the late Harry and Emily Belig.  Elizabeth was a past member of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  Elizabeth was a past member of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  Elizabeth is survived by a son and a daughter; two grandchildren; four step-children, including Christopher Murray of Troy, PA; several step-grandchildren; a brother, William Belig of New Holland, PA; a sister, Margaret Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Robert Murphy in 1979.  Memorial services were held February 10 (2 pm) at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Tracy Wilder III of the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Horseheads officiating and interment to be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, PA.  Memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be directed to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

Nan BERGSTEIN, 35, of Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA, died on March 7, 1997 at the Brookline Nursing Home in State College, PA, followed by a brief illness.  Nan was born on June 17, 1961, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bergstein of State College, PA.  She graduated from high school in 1982.  Nan was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services since 1982, where she had many friends.  She enjoyed singing in the choir and reading to others.  She also worked at the Copper Tree Work Center at Martha Lloyd.  Nan was Jewish and celebrated all Jewish holidays.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Barbara Bergstein, of State College, PA; and a brother Michael Bergstein of New York State.  Funeral services were held at State College, PA.  A memorial service was held at Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA.

Keith G. Age 48 Elmira Heights, NY died on Tuesday December 13, 2005. Keith was born August 17, 1957 in Johnson City, NY the son of John and Joan Kersul Billet. He was a veteran serving his country with The U.S. Navy. Keith was a maintenance mechanic at Earth Color of Elmira (Elmira Litho) in Horseheads, N.Y. Keith married his wife, Mary K. Carpenter Billet, on February 13, 1993 and she pre-deceased him on April 17, 2003. Keith is survived by his children: Keith Michael Billet, Elizabeth Margaret Billet, and Joshua Eugene Billet all of Elmira Heights, NY; his parents: John and Joan Kersul Billet of Apalachin, NY; sister: Jacqueline Billet of Vestal, NY; mother-in-law: Laura J. Wise Carpenter of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Nancy Carpenter of Rochester, NY and Linda & Wesley Rockwell of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday December 30, 2005 from 6-8 PM. Keith's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family and those wishing may remember Keith through memorials to a Trust Fund for his children c/o Linda & Wesley Rockwell 1216 Shannon Avenue Elmira, NY 14904.

 Alwyn Owlett, age 52 of Miami, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 12, 1973, suddenly.  Funeral was held Friday at 1:30 pm at Van Orgel Bird Road Mortuary.  Burial in Miami, Fla. She is survived by husband, Omar Owlett and daughter Mrs. Marcia Shaw both of Miami, sister, Mrs. Howard Carlson (Jean) of Mansfield; brother, Allan Brigham of Miami, several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Evelyn Brigham.

 Rev. Benjamin Brunning, formerly of Mansfield, was born in Oxford, England, March 28, 1821.  He came to Canada with his parents in 1836.  In 1841 he crossed the line to Vermont, where he married Sofia E. Norton.  Three children were born to them.  One son, Randall, gave his life for his country in the civil war, having been wounded, taken prisoner and died in a Southern prison.  Two children survive, Maria McCullom, of Elmira, NY, and Norton B., of Boone, Iowa, with whom he spent his declining days.  After fifty years of wedded life Mrs. Brunning was called home.  In 1901 he married Lavina Wetmore, who died in 1915.  He came to Iowa in 1857 and resided in Boone a number of years, he was ordained a minister of the Universalist Church at Mitchelville, Iowa, in 1873, and preached for twenty-five years, holding pastorates at Dexter, Iowa, and in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and other Eastern states. He leaves two children, two grandchildren, one brother, William Brunning, of Barton, Vermont.  He died at the home of his son in Colfax township, Boone county, May 10, 1920, at the age of 99 years, 1 month and 12 days. Rev. Benjamin Brunning was one of the pioneers citizens of Boone and he was throughout his residence in this community a force for righteousness.  He was well known in all parts of the city and was held by all who knew him in the greatest esteem. ----Boone, Iowa, News-Republican.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1920)

BUMP –BEATRICE BUMP STREBY, 733, wife of H. Lloyd Streby of Monroeton RR 1, formerly a longtime resident of Overton, died Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Blanche Capwell Bump.  Beatrice attended the Towanda schools.  On May 29, 1940, she married H. Lloyd Streby in the Methodist Parsonage in Towanda.  Mrs. Streby was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton, where she served as Sunday school superintendent and treasurer of the Ladies Guild and was a member of the church consistory, Beatrice was also a member of the Dushore Book Club.  Surviving are: her husband, H. Lloyd Streby at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcella and Brian Crenshaw of Fremont, Mich.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Jeanne Streby of Towanda and Donald and Maria Streby of Tunkhannock; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Fred Bump of Towanda, Floyd Bump of Towanda and Carl Bump of Towanda RR 2; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; two brothers, Alfred and Clayton Bump, and a sister, Pauline Johnson.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Overton, officiating.  A private interment service will be in the Warburton Hill cemetery, Overton, at a later date.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, South Main St., Athens, Pa. in Beatrice Streby’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

Bonnie D. Age 57 of Elmira NY, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital. Bonnie was born in Sayre PA on April 13, 1948, daughter of Mildred (Raymond) Bush of Waverly and the late James Bush. She is also survived by her husband, Edward D. Maxson; son James Maxson of Waverly with daughter Ashley Maxson; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Mary Maxson of Elmira with son Michael Travis; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jesse Norton of Wellsburg with children Tyler and Austin Burchard and Cody Norton; sisters and brother-in-law, Gloria Bush of Waverly, Gail and Donald McNeal of Towanda PA; mother-in-law, Helen Strong of Hornell; brothers-in-law, Robert (Jody) Maxson of Hornell, William (Darline) Maxson of Florida and Michael Mullen of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by sister-in-law Elaine Mullen. Bonnie was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and playing bingo. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets in Elmira on Saturday, November 26, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery.

CARNEY   George L. Loving son, brother and uncle Age 46, of Colonial Drive, Horseheads, NY, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, November 28, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1959 in Elmira, NY, the son of Ralph and Margaret Jane (Mills) Carney. In 1983, his father, Ralph, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving mother, Margaret of Elmira, NY; beloved siblings: brother, Robert (Kathleen) Carney of Pine City, NY; sisters, Alyce (Kevin) Courtney of Elmira, NY, Betty E. Carney of Elmira, NY; step-sisters, Marilyn Lear of Horseheads, NY, Carol Garrett of Liverpool, NY; nieces, Karen (Philip) Avery of Elmira, NY, Casandra Carney (fiancé, James Comfort III) of Horseheads, NY, Colleen Carney of Athens, PA; along with three great-nieces. George was an avid bowler with ARC and especially enjoyed bowling at the Rossi Bowling Lanes. He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church and a 1979 graduate of Southside High School. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services honoring George's life will follow the visitation (8:00 p.m.). The Reverend Gary Chorpenning will celebrate the services. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in his memory

CLARK - CAMPBELL, JANET   Janet L. Campbell, 38, Galeton, PA died August 6, 1987 at home after an extended illness.  She was born in Wellsboro, PA in 1948, the daughter of Franklin and Eilene Taft Clark.  She is survived by her husband, William Campbell; her parents; a son and two daughters, at home; brothers, Gail Clark of Painted Post, NY and Gary Clark of Troy, Pa; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held August 8 at the Galeton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Beverly Karr and Rev. Kent Lattimer officiating and burial to be at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  Memorials may be given to the Potter County Cancer Society and the Potter County Hospice Group.  (TGR Aug 13, 1987)

CLEVELAND - Mrs. Carrie Barrett
Mrs. Carrie Barrett, 49, of Sylvania, died Friday, Feb. 18, 1966, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a protracted illness.  She formerly operated the Barrett Restaurant at Troy.  Surviving are a son, Gerald, of Sylvania; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Rice of Mansfield, Mrs. Carl Erwin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Phyllis Prutsman of Millerton; a brother Kenneth Cleveland.

Loretta C. Thomas, 72, of RD Morris, died today, Jan. 13, at the Jersey Shore Hospital in Jersey Shore. Born July 6, 1915, in Lorenton, she was the daughter of Millard and Mabel R. Bohnert Comstock. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the South Tioga School District. She was a member of St. Pa United Methodist Church Nauvoo, the Mary Wells Chapter #452 Order of Eastern Star, and Lorenton Grange.  Surviving are her husband, Thomas; mother, Mrs. M. Comstock of RD#1, Morris; andson, Thomas of RD#1, Morris. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Thursday Jan. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Jan. 15, at1 p.m. The Rev. D. Shultz, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in ?? Hill Cemetery.

COOK   Lawrence E., Sr. Age 67, died on Sunday, December 18, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on July 11, 1938 to the late William Henry and Emma (Coklin) Cook. Lawrence is survived by his sons, Lawrence E. Cook, Jr. and Patrick H. Cook; daughter, Shelly Cook; brothers, Carl (Florence) Cook, Frank Cook; sisters, Gerry (Robert) Cook, Laura Herrick; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn B. Oliver; and several brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, December 26, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services immediately following at 3:00 p.m. Interment at the convenience of the family.

CORDELLI - MEYERS, LISA M.,   Lisa M. Meyers, 27, Blossburg, Pa died September 25,1987 as a result of an auto accident.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Blossburg.  She was a freshman at Mansfield University and had graduated in the class of 1977 from the Bishop-Conwell High School, Levittown, PA.  She is survived by her husband, Vincent Sr., of Blossburg, Pa; son, Vincent Jr. at home; two sisters and two brothers, all of Levittown; mother, Mrs. Lorraine S. Cordelli, Levittown.  A Mass of Christian Burial was offered September 30 from Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel, Pa with burial to be in Langhorn, Pa.  Arrangements were by the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg.  (TGR Oct.1, 1987)

Whitney Marie Infant daughter of Jeffrey Crippen and Lavina Lowe of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, December 24, 2005, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

CROSSED - DE PAUL, Lillian Crossed Davis Age 72, died peacefully Tuesday night, November 22, 2005 at her home on Grove Street in Elmira. Lillian was the daughter of Mary and Charles Crossed. She spent most of her career in the legal field, working first in Washington, D.C. as a secretary to Abe Fortis, noted attorney and political figure. Returning to Elmira she worked for many years in various attorneys' offices and in the office of the Chemung County District Attorney. Lillian opened a book store, Chapter I, on Hoffman Street and after earning her degree at Elmira College she entered the social services field, working at Second Place East and Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Services of Chemung County (CIDS). Lillian was kind and compassionate, a lover of life, family and friends. Her concern for the welfare of others characterized her life. Lillian is survived by her husband, Jack; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann Ross and Harold Perry of West Hill, Rosemary Morris of Toano, VA, Theresa and William Danaher of Horseheads, Peg and William Gallagher of Pine City, Madonna and Anthony Layng of Winston-Salem, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Kathleen Crossed of Bowie, MD, and Richard and Carol Crossed of Rochester, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at Mount Saviour Monastery on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to either Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830 or Mount Saviour Monastery, Mount Saviour Road, Pine City, New York 14871. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

Frances M. Tetor, age 82 of Mansfield, died Saturday, September 1, 1973, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial was in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, N.Y. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Astella Tetor, Bath, N.Y.; three nephews, Bruce Tetor of Bath RD 2, Willard Tetor of Sarasota, Fla., Harry Tetor, painted Post. She was a former employee of Cross-Trail Restaurant in Mansfield and the West Motel, Covington. She was born October 3 1890 in Corning, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and May Warren Davis.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 12th, at West Islip, Long Island, for Sister Theresa, Daughters of Wisdom of the Good Samaritan Hospital at West Islip. Born in Arnot, she was Regina Debitt, daughter of John and Sarah McSparon Debitt. Her survivors are several cousins, including Mrs. Blanche Eadie of White Plains, New York, formerly of Arnot.

DUNKELBERGER - Retired physician Dr Charlotte Theilacker dies at home Oct 6
Dr. Charlotte G. Theilacker. 84, of RD 1, Roaring Branch, an osteopath physician who practiced medicine until age 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1987, at her home. Born Sept 28, 1903, in Philadel-phia, she was a daughter of Irvin A. and Annie P. Kagey Dunkelberger. Dr. Theilacker was a 1926 gradu-ate of Philadelphia College of Oste-opathy. After medical school, she con-ducted a private practice in Phila-delphia until 1948, and later at MiffIinburg from 1951 to 1960. Her long-time medical career in-cluded service on the staff of Valley Forge Heart Hospital in the 1960s with Dr. Joseph Wolffe, a pioneer in heart surgery and use of the cardio-gram. She also had served on the staff of Laurelton State Hospital for two years, Troy Community Hospi-tal for five years, and the Tioga County Home, now called Broad Acres Nursing Home. Her husband, William A. Theilacker, died Nov. 13, 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beth Ann Dymond, of Schnecks-ville, Lehigh County; four grand-children; and six great-grandchild-ren. A memorial service was held Sat-urday, Oct. 10, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton. The Rev. R. Lee Dymond, her son-in-law, officiated. Flowers were provided by the fami-ly. Donations may be directed to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Memorial Fund, Wellsboro, Pa.

DUNNING, KENNETH M.,   Kenneth M. Dunning, 83, Miami Shores, FL, formerly of Gillett, died July 22, 1987.  He was a pioneer resident of Miami Shores, having lived there since 1922, and one of the villages primary developers.  He is survived by sons, Jack and Kenneth M.,Jr; brother, Paul; sister, Mrs. Ruth Atwater; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews in the Troy, PA area.  Funeral services were held at the McArthur Chapel of the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church followed by private entombment in Woodlawn Park Mausoleum.  (TGR Aug. 6, 1987)

 Word has been received here of the sudden death on Sunday, Nov. 29, of Robert B. Eberely, 71, husband of former Wellsboroan Helen Anderson. Mr. Eberely, who was born Feb. 23, 1916, died at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hospital where he was taken following an apparent heart attack. He and his wife were enroute to their home at East Liverpool, Ohio, after spending Thanksgiving with his son in Iowa and had stopped to do some shopping at the Air Force Base when he was stricken. He was a retired vice president of the Globe Refractories and Combustion Engineering Company and a veteran of World War II, retiring from the US Army as a lieutenant colonel. He was a graduate of Geneva College at Geneva, NY, and the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He is survived by his wife, Helen Anderson Eberely of East Liverpool, Ohio; one son, Robert Eberely III, of Bettendorf, Iowa; one sister, Madeline Hopkins of New Brighton; three step-daughters, Karen Wilcox Durand of Clifton, Va., Susan Wilcox Sweet of Wellsboro, and Lisa Wilcox of Woodland Hills, Cal.; three grandchildren, and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool, Ohio.  The Rev. Paul Heckters, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial was made in Riverview Cemetery at East Liverpool.

 Lawrence (Pete) English, 79, of Leigh High Acres, Fla., died Monday morning, Jan. 25, at Bay Pines Veteran Medical Center, Bay Pines, Fla. Born in Wellsboro, Oct. 19, 1908, he was the son of Edgar and Sarah Krause English. He was a member of the Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Loyal Order of the Moose. A World War II veteran, he was released from a German concentration camp in 1945. Surviving are his wife, Winola English of Leigh High Acres, Fla.; two nieces, Sally Lawton West of Wellsboro and Rhea Orr of Corning, NY.; and several step-children and step-grandchildren. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 John Arthur Ertel, seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles Ertel, of DuBoistown, PA., was instantly killed Thursday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock when struck by lightning at the home of his grandfather, Conrad Ertel, of Montoursville, R.D.1. The boy, who had been visiting his grandparents, was in the kitchen of the home when the bolt struck.  His clothing was set afire but was quickly extinguished before his body was burned. The bolt upset several chairs, tore away part of a partition and ripped up the linoleum from the floor when it struck. An uncanny feature of the accident was the fact that about the same time the DuBoistown lad was struck, the lightning also struck in his home town, miles away, causing a minor blaze which was extinguished by the South Williamsport fire department.  The boy is survived by his parents and four brothers and sisters. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925)

EVANS - MAY EVANS & ETHEL EVANS--- Last week Tuesday (Oct. 11, 1892) morning May, the eleven-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David R. Evans, of Blossburg, died of diphtheria. The body was prepared for burial, and just as the procession was about to start for the cemetery another child, Ethel, who was three years old, died of the same disease. The funeral was delayed until a casket was procured and then both children were interred in the same grave. At last accounts a third child of the family was sick with the same disease. ---- WELLSBORO AGITATOR, 19 OCT. 1892

 Galeton Correspondent Writes the Agitator About Galeton's Other Big Blaze.  Galeton, Pa., Jan. 21---The Galeton fire Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, that swept away buildings and personal property valued according to various estimates at from $125,000 to $200,000, did not, as is stated in most of the newspaper accounts of the fire, "destroy the business center of the village."  Galeton, has no "business center."  Nor did the fire "wipe out the best residences in Galeton."  Galeton's most valuable homes are scattered here and there at safe distances from the section of the village where half-a-dozen dwellings and nearby a dozen business buildings went up in smoke as the result of the big fire in Galeton---and, by the way, it was Galeton's second big fire. Galeton's first big fire burned over practically the same territory.  It occurred in the early summer of 1893.  At that time every building destroyed was a frame structure, and most of them were of the kind known in the vernacular of a lumbering section as "shacks."  The most pretentious building burned in Galeton's first "big fire" was a Methodist Episcopal church, that cost $10,000.  It stood on the same lot occupied by the more pretentious Methodist church that burned Wednesday morning.  The losses by the 1893 fire were estimated at the time at from $100,000 to $150,000.  But in reality that fire was the best thing, from monetary and moral points of view, that ever happened to Galeton."  It cleaned out a score of "pig ears," gambling joints, and worse, and opened the way for the erection of numerous substantial business buildings where they would set off the town. When this first big fire occurred the only railroad connection Galeton had with the outside world was a "yard wide" or narrow gauge line with lilliputian locomotives and cars to match, built a few years ago before by Hon. Thos. C. Platt, the noted Republican leader, of New York.  The line was known as the Addison & Pennsylvania Railroad, and extended from Addison to Galeton.  Its cars, motive power, and most of its lightweight rails were "remains" of the initial Bath & Hammondsport railroad.  In 1894 the road from Addison to Galeton was made standard guage.  In the fall of the year 1893 the Goodyears built a railroad into Galeton, coming over the "Hog Back" and down the West Branch of Pine creek. The village of Galeton is composed of five sections--Main street, about a mile long, in the central portion of which were grouped most of the buildings just burned; "The Hill," on the mountain side north of this main street; the South side; with an abandoned mill pond intervening between it and Main street; Clinton Town, some distance to the east of the South Side and about a mile from the burned district; and "Tannery Town," the extreme western section of Galeton.  With the exception of "The Hill" section of Galeton, where is located its fine academy and graded school, each sub-division of Galeton has a full complement of stores and its tradesmen have been known as hustlers.  The largest stores were on Main street, however, and these have been incinerated. Galeton has not for a number of years been a "lumber town."  It sloughed off that distinguishing appellation about ten years ago when the Goodyears, of Buffalo, noted far and wide among "lumber jacks" as "timber butchers," had practically completed their work of deforesting the mountains and valleys for many miles around the village.  With the upper Pine creek and its various branches robbed of its pine, hemlock and hardwood trees, there was nothing more for the extensive saw mills of the Goodyears to do, and they were partly dismantled the bulk of the machinery being shipped elsewhere.  But the Goodyears, and the Gales, owners of the Galeton tannery, one of the largest tanneries in the state of Pennsylvania, had given the village a start, and with a population of about 5,000 souls, and a fairly good trading country round about, and four branches of the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad centering there. Galeton has been doing pretty well of late.  It has not been wiped off the map.  It is a fixture on the map.  It has a variety of industries.  Yesterday's fire was a severe blow to Galeton, but had it been four-fold as severe, Galeton would not have "taken the count." The village of Galeton is built around the inside of an immense bowl formed by the Allegany mountains.  Just above the village a range of mountains parts the valley, and there the West Branch and the North branch of Pine creek meet.  Near the nose of the intruding range is located the Buffalo & Susquehanna railroad station, and near by are the railroad shops.  These buildings and the railroad yards are located on land that was built up, or filled in, at large expense.  One branch of the B. & S. railroad reaches out from Galeton by way of the North Branch, climbing a mountain to get over into New York state and entering Buffalo by way of Wellsville, NY.  Another branch of the B. & S. extends up the South branch of Pine creek about seven miles to the head of a valley, and then climbs by means of an interesting double-switchback over a mountain range by way of the "Hog Back" to the uppper Sinnamahoning Valley, and at Sinnamahoning the railroad forks, one reach tapping soft coal mines in Cameron county, and the other passing through Austin to Keating Summit, where it connects with the Pennsylvania Railroad . From Galeton another division of the B. & S. extends to Addison, via Gaines and Westfield; and a branch of this division extends down Pine creek from Gaines to Ansonia. Galeton is well provided with railroad connections.  Since lumbering and bark peeling petered out the Buffalo & Susquehanna system of railroads has had a hard time trying to meet expenses, but under the careful nursing of a well regulated receiver, its trains keep moving, meeting freight and passenger requirements. Galeton has a future.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)

 Miss Minnie Gensler lost her life in a fire last Thursday which damaged the Ulman Building, in Market square, in Williamsport. Five women and a boy were taken out through the windows by the firemen, all attired only in their night clothing. Miss Gensler's body was found on the floor of her bedroom, showing that she had been awakened by the smoke and tried to reach the door.  She was very deaf and could not hear the commotion attending the fire. The damage to the building and to Jaffe's men's store which occupied the first floor is estimated at $40,000. The fire was not discovered until it had gained considerable headway.  Efforts of the firemen immediately were directed toward saving the apartment dwellers in the building. In some way Miss Gensler was overlooked in the excitement, and then it was believed she had made her way out of the burning structure.  Her death, it is believed, was caused by suffocation. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925)

Ronald C. GERHARDT, age 57, of Mansfield, PA formerly of Perkasie, PA died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY on Thursday, November 6, 1997.  Mr. Gerhardt was the husband of Barbara J. (Fretz) for 33 years.  He was employed by the Troy Post Office as a letter carrier for 31 years, retiring in October, 1995.  Mr. Gerhardt was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church in Hilltown, PA.  He was the owner of Twin Pines Par 3 Gold Courst on North Street, Canton, PA.  He was a radio operator in the Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.  Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are daughters and son-in=law, Shari Lee Gerhardt of Mansfield, PA, Ronni Kay and Linwood John Dairy of Mainesburg, PA; son, Timothy Jon Gerhardt of Mansfield; twin brother, Raymond Gerhardt of Dushore, PA; half-sister, Alberta Baldan of Dade Co., FL; foster father, Ira Moyer of Telford, PA, step-mother-in-law, Mildred Fretz of Perkasie, PA.  He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Harold Fretz and foster mother, Naomi Moyer.  Funeral services were held at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hilltown, PA November 14 with the rev. Richard E. Hess officiating and burial to be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Co. Unit, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA.

GORDON, JOSEPH L.,   Joseph L. Gordon, 77, of DeBary, FL died August 9, 1987 at his residence.  He was born in St. Louis, MO, lived formerly in Sayre, PA and had been a resident of DeBary since 1979.  Mr. Gordon was a retired hospital maintenance worker and plumber.  His wife, Rita Brenchley Gordon was a former resident of the Troy area.  He is survived by his wife, Rita Brenchley Gordon of DeBary, FL; son, William Gordon of Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Josephine Hamberger, Brooklyn, NY and Hazel Marilotti, South Waverly, PA; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  The Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in Orange City, FL was in charge of arrangements. (TGR Aug. 27, 1987)

HACKETT   Donald L. Age 57, of #109 West Woodlawn Avenue, Elkland, PA, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro PA. He was born October 29, 1948 in Blossburg, PA. He retired after working for "34" years for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Elkland Moose Lodge #746. He is survived by his wife of "33" years, Cynthia Kilburn Hackett; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jody Smith, Rochester, NY; grandson, Kyle Smith, Rochester, NY; son, William Hackett, Spencerport, NY; brother, Wayne Hackett, Keeneyville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 26, 2005, from 1-3 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Father Gregory P. Hinton will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Public Library in Donnie's memory.

Wanetta M. of Galeton, PA Age 86, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Born July 20, 1919 in Westfield, she was the daughter of James and Edith Gutknecht Hall. On July 26, 1946 in Ulysses, she married Leland S. (Ted) Empson who predeceased her on October 20, 2003. She was employed by Galeton Production. Surviving are a brother, Richard (Ardoth) Hall of Elkland; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, James Hall, Jr. of Galeton, and George Hall of Westfield. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 24th, at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel , Galeton. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton 16922.

HALLIDAY    Florence E. Of Elmira, NY Age 85, of West Clinton Street, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1920 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Harry and Edith (Pottinger) Halliday. Her brother, Gordon Halliday; devoted friend and stepfather, Dr. Ethan Flagg Butler, also predeceased her. Services for Florence will be held privately and at the convenience of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in memory of Miss Halliday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, NY.

Rev. Dr. Brian T. HISLOP, age 64, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, PA died unexpectedly on March 20, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born on April 5, 1934 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Hunter) Hislop.  He attended the Belfast Royal Academy until 1948 when he moved with his parents to Kearney, NY.  Dr. Hislop graduated fro Kearney High School in 1952 as president of his class.  After spending a year in secular employment as a draftsman, he entered the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, in 1953 and graduated with a BA in 1957.  Dr. Hislop then attended Princeton Theological Seminary and awarded the Bachelor of Divinity degree in June, 1960.  While in the seminary he served as a student assistant at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Florham Park, NJ, worked breafly as an orderly in Princeton Hospital, was an assistant to a paleographer at the Institute for Advanced Study and helped to organize the International Club of Princeton at the YM-YWCEA.  Dr. Hislop was ordained in his home church, the Second Presbyterian Church, Newark, NJ by the Presbytery of Newark on June 1960.  Following his ordination, he became assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and, in 1962, became pastor of the Ridgeview Community Church in West Orange, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 W. Main St. Troy, PA on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

Carl B. JONES, 61, of Inman, SC, formerly of Canton and Troy, PA, died Saturday, march 20, 1999 at his home in following an extended illness with scleroderma.  He was born January 20, 1938 to the late Harry J. and Ruth Lundy Jones.  Carl graduated from the Canton High School in 1956.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Carl worked for Troy Craft and later American Silk Woven Label in Troy; in 1970 he transferred to their canton, NC facility.  For the past 12 years he worked for Adkahan Label Co. in Cowspen, SC.  He was a member of the N. Spartanburg Baptist Church and was a former member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Carl is survived by his wife, Carolyn, at home; daughter, Jenny Parker of Asheville, NC a son, Stephen Jones of Canton, NC; two grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Althea and Howard Henne of Myrtle Beach, SC, Harriet and Larry Smith of Canton, PA, Harry and Sandra Jones of Canton, PA and Robert and Edna Jones of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services were held March 28 at the Grover Church of Christ with Pastor Will Strunk officiating and interment to be held in Maggie Valley, NC.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund, PO Box 83, Grover, PA 17735 in Mr. Jones’ memory.

KINNEY   Thomas C. Age 65, of Elmira, died at his home on Monday, November 21, 2005. Tom was born April 26, 1940, the son of Charles and Marjorie Sheehan Kinney. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister Jean Kinney Keefe. Tom is survived by his wife of 45 years Yvonne Ensrud Kinney; children, with their families, Kimberly K. and Jeff Perry of Columbia Crossroads, PA, with children Michelle Duffy and Todd J. Perry; Steven M. and Peggy Kinney of Buffalo, NY with children, Jacob Kinney and Ashley Amsden; and Brett and Jenniffer Kinney of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, William and Hazelle Kinney of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and William Cox of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Jerry Keefe, with wife Rose, of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Tom was a U.S. Air Force veteran. His career was in wholesale food distribution with Chemung Foods and later Empire Foods. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his garden and time with his dog. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be directed to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 600 Fitch Street, Elmira, New York 14905.

LYNCH   Mary Elizabeth Age 84, of the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, New York, formerly of 36 Cadwell Avenue, Waverly, died peacefully November 20, 2005 after a period of declining health. Miss Lynch was born November 14, 1921 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the only child of Dennis J. and Elizabeth Catharine Crowley Lynch. Mary spent her entire life in Waverly. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1939, and them completed the business program at Elmira Business Institute. After her graduation from E.B.I., she secured employment at Remington Rand in Elmira where she worked for twenty-five years and left only because the plant closed. Her next employer was the Robert Packer Hospital where she worked as a data entry clerk, a position she held until her retirement in 1983. Mary, a lifelong member of Saint James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Waverly, was devoted to her religion. She was very active in the Legion of Mary and the Saint James Church Choir. Music was a very important part of Mary's life, and most of her leisure activities revolved around music and the church. Miss Lynch was predeceased by her father, Dennis J. Lynch, March 23, 1931; and her mother, Elizabeth C. Crowley Lynch, December 16, 1960. Mary is survived locally by cousins, Henry G. Farley of Sayre, Florence M. Danneman of Towanda, PA, and the Ed Gibbons Family of Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Watts at Saint James Church on November 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the family plot in Saint James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, NY.

MANDELL - HULSLANDER   Marylou Mandell Age 66, died Friday, November 25th, 2005, at the Brent-Haven Nursing Home in Wilson, NC. Marylou was born December 31st, 1939 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Patsy and Margaret (Sample) Mandell. Marylou is survived by husband, Robert Hulslander of Black Creek, NC; sons, Christopher (Diane) Stowell of Corning, NY, James (Debra) McCormick of Bath, NY, John (Karen) McCormick of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Margaret (Mike) Taylor of Horseheads, NY, Sandra Hulslander of Black Creek, NC, Leah Wiggins of Wilson, NC; brother, Stephen (Pat) Mandell Sr. of Corning, NY; brother-in-law, David Carrol of Corning, NY; sisters, Sandra (Robert) Glover of Auburn, NY, Denise Mandell of Corning, NY; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by sisters, Patricia Baker and Daisey Carrol. Marylou attended Corning Free Academy and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church of Wilson, NC. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MAHANEY - JOHN FRANCIS MAHANEY, JR., six year old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mahaney, of Elmira, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the victim of a bullet from a .32-calibre revolver fired by his playmate, Harry L. Carpenter, also six years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Carpenter. The shooting was accidental in the opinion of the authorities. It occurred Thursday (Sept. 7, 1916) afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Davis. The Carpenter family live upstairs. Little Harry Carpenter had no intention of shooting his playmate and he didn’t know the weapon was loaded. He is too young a lad to realize fully the seriousness of the case. ---- WELLSBORO AGITATOR, 13 SEPT. 1916, p.2

 Charles W. Mann, age 80, died January 4th at Johnson City, NY.  Mr. Mann was a native of Wellsboro. He is survived by his wife Mary Agnes; brothers, Wylan and Stuart of Maine, NY, Kenneth of RD 3, Wellsboro, John of Jersey Shore, Howard of Endwell, NY; sister, Mrs. Helen Fries of Poway, California. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery at Endicott, New York.


Danforth K. Mattison Sr., age 66 of Tioga RD 2, formerly of Galeton, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  The funeral was held at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton Tuesday with Pastor R.A. Hoffman officiating.  Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wilber (Ada) Hurd of Westfield, Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Kennedy of Tioga, Mrs. Walter (Maxine) Kneefe of Galeton; three sons, Danforth Jr., Tioga RD 2, Kenneth Mattison of Brown Mills, NJ and Larry Mattison of Cheverly, Md.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Mattison was a retired lumberman.

MERRITT -  Audrey J. Morgan, age 64, of Clintonville, WI, died Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at her home after a 2-1/2 year illness.  Audrey was born December 2, 1932 in Canton, PA, the daughter of late Donald and Luella (McCraney) Merritt.  She spent her early life in Pennsylvania and graduated from Canton High School in 1950.  After marriage she moved to the Clintonville area and remained there after a 2-year stay in Elmira, NY.  Audrey was employed at the Clintonville Tribune; Clintonville Fire Apparatus and the Walker Forge Company for 18 years in office administration.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Clintonville.  She is survived by her husband, Frank (192 N. Main St.); daughters, Deborah (Bruce) Webster, Eden Prarie, MN and Kimberly (Michael) Hollman, Oregon, WI; sons, Trent (Laure) Morgan, Oshkosh, WI and Timothy (Ann) Morgan, Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Shadduck, Canton, PA; mother-in-law, Ada Hurlburt, Troy, PA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Joann and a brother, Max.  Funeral services were held October 10 at the United Methodist Church in Clintonville with the Rev. Jeff Virchow officiating and entombment at the Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.  Arrangements were by the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home.

MILESKI - BEECHER   Jennifer L. Age 23, of Elmira, New York, entered into rest on Saturday, November 26, 2005. She was the devoted wife of Scott H. Beecher. Jennifer was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 31, 1982, daughter of Ron and Linda Mileski, and lived most of her life in Oxford, CT. She graduated from Nonnewaug High School, Class of 2000, and then went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in History at Mansfield University from which she graduated with Honors in May of 2005. Well known for her love of animals, Jennifer volunteered at Meadowbrook Farm in Woodbury. Before moving to Elmira, Jennifer became a certified EMT. In Elmira, NY she became a Big Sister in the PAL program. She is also survived by her loving grandmother, Margaret Hepburn; and her godparents, Ron and Anne-Louise Fournier. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton, CT. Her funeral will leave the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. for a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Ansonia, CT. Burial will follow at Mountain Meadow Cemetery in Seymour, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MEOW INC., a non-profit, non-destroy animal welfare organization located at 10 Nasser Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759, (860-567-3277)

 Betty Jean Mitchell, age 19, of Millerton, Pa., RD 2, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 1966.  Funeral was Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the Olthof Funeral Home, the Rev. William Coons officiated.  Burial was in Alder Run Cemetery. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mitchell of Millerton, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. William (Sarah) Wales of Millerton, Annette Marie at home; brothers, James Clifford and Joseph Alan at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Orr of Mississippi; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Mitchell of Millerton; one niece; several aunts and uncles.

 Edward Mitchell, 39, of Canada Road, died Friday, Sept. 1, 1972, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Blossburg RD, a son of Victor and Lenora Hayes Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield. Surviving are his parents, of Covington; two brothers, William, of Morrisville, and Robert, of Apalachin, NY, and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Raniewicz, of Elmira, NY.

 Age 87 of 134 North Center St., Canton, Pa. Thursday, March 24, 1977 at his home.  Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services Saturday at 11 am.  Interment West Hill Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.  Survived by wife, Dorothy; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) Bond of Riverdale, Md., Mrs. William (Myrtie) Lee of Front Royal, Va., Mrs. Evert (Alfreda) Letts of Shunk, Mrs. Archie (Lois) Norton of Forksville, Pa., Mrs. Russell (Ethlyn) Cachmer of Canton, Mrs. Carl (Audrey) Bedford of Mehoopany; sons, Roland, Claude and Darwin of Canton, Donald of Horseheads, NY.; brother, Fred Morgan of Canton; sister, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk of Forksville; 37 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.  His first wife Ada Williams Morgan, a son Desmond and daughter, Mrs. Lenora Mae Avery preceded him in death.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  Donations may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in memory of Floyd E. Morgan.

Leslie L. MORGAN, 77, of Gillett (South Creek Township) died peacefully Monday morning, March 17, 1997 , at home while surrounded by his family.  The funeral was held on Thursday, March 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment was in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Morgan’s memory.

Leslie L. MORGAN, 77, of Gillett (South Creek Township) died peacefully Monday morning, March 17, 1997 , at home while surrounded by his family.  Born August 31, 1919 in Shunk, PA.  He was one of seven children of the late Daniel and Bertha Vargason Morgan.  In earlier years, Leslie drove produce and livestock to New York city for the former Kennedy & Hoagland Trucking Outfit located in Canton.  He later was employed for over 20 years as a carpenter by the former Gribbon Roofing & Siding in Elmira, NY until his retirement in the late 1970’s.  On January 11, 1940 Leslie marred the former Mildred Brown in Shunk.  Together Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have shared 57 years of loving marriage.  Leslie was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and picking huckleberries.  He also was a talented woodworker.  Surviving are his wife, Mildred at home; a son and daughter in law, Bruce and Linda Morgan of Windsor, NY; four daughters and sons in law, Nola and Delos Perry of Centerville, PA, Shirley and Gerald Oldroyd of Gillett, PA, bertha and Richard Oppenheimer of Elmira, NY, Linda and Robert Bump of Gillett, PkA; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Morgan of Elmira, NY, Duane Morgan of Erin, NY; three sisters, Agnes Brown of Canton, Vivian Kieffer of Elmira, NY, Arlene Buchle of Williamsport, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Leslie was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Morgan.  The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral will be held at 11 am Thursday, March 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Herbert Eby, Pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment will follow at the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Morgan’s memory.

 Stanley K. Morgan, 68, of Ellenton, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his home. A former meat inspector in Chicago, Ill., he was formerly employed by Schrader-Bellows in Canton and later was employed at the Purina feed plant in Elmira, NY.  He retired as a self-employed farmer in 1997. He was a 1950 graduate of the former Estella High School, continuing his education at Penn State University, where he received a degree in agriculture. Born April 27, 1932, in Wheelerville, he was a son of William F. and Belle Brown Morgan. Surviving are three sisters, Doris Rathbun of Canton; Josephine Lewis of Hillsgrove and Norma Lodge of Arcadia, Fla.; six brothers, Frank, a resident of the Bradford County Manor; Melvin and Lyle both of Shunk, Dale of Prattville, Ala., Glen of Canton and John of Ulster; two stepsisters, Sheryl Bogart of Williamsport and Dorothy Rexer of Estella; a stepbrother, Vernon Bogart of Estella; a stepmother, Anna Morgan of Shunk, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin and Vance, and three sisters, Dorothy Kipp, Maddelene Kilmer and Esther Clisso. The funeral will be at 11 am Tuesday at Pepper's, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating.  Burial will be in Ellenton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 am Tuesday. The family will provide the flowers.

 SHUNK--An area man cleaning a chimney fell 20 feet to his death yesterday afternoon when the ladder on which he was standing shifted, he lost his balance and fell landing on his head on concrete, officials said. Vance I. Morgan, 60, of Shunk RD 1, PA, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1989, stepbrother of Miss Sherrill Bogart, of this city, who was pronounced dead of multiple fractures and extensive internal injuries at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, by George W. Gedon, Lycoming County coroner. State police said the accident occurred about 1:20 pm yesterday at the Shunk home of Morgan's parents. Gedon said Morgan's father, William F. Morgan, who is about 90 years old, was on the ground and was struck by some of the falling equipment.  He required no treatment.  He was born Aug. 27, 1928, at Wheelerville, Sullivan County, a son of William F. and Belle Brown Morgan.  Surviving, besides his father and stepmother, William and Anna Morgan, of Shunk, and his stepsister, are his wife, the former Phyllis Miller; eight brothers, Melvin and Lyle, of Shunk, Martin, of Clifton Springs, NY, Frank, Dale, Glenn and Stanley, all of Canton, and John, of Ulster; four sisters, Mrs. Doris Rathbun and Mrs. Madeline Kilmer, both of Canton, Mrs. Josephine Lewis, of Hillsgrove, and Mrs. Norma Lodge, of Arcadia, Fla.; a stepbrother, Vernon Bogart, of Forksville, and another stepsister, Mrs. Dorothy Rexer, of Forksville.  He was a self-employed logger. Funeral service 11 am Saturday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Richard Leonard, pastor of the Shunk United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Ellenton Cemetey, McNett Twp.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.  The family will provide the flowers.

 John Lewis Moyer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grant Moyer of Winter Haven, Florida died Saturday, May 20, in the Winter Haven Hospital.  He was one day old. Besides his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mazie Moyer of Wellsboro; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Pischel of Corning, NY; and a brother, Charles Raymond Moyer of Winter Haven, Florida. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 23, in Lakeside Memorial Park with Rev. Jacob H. Gamble, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

 Arthur G. Mudge, 72, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 21, 1956.  He was a retired farmer.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Alice Mudge at home; daughters, Mrs. Robert Hadden and Mrs. Edgaretta Mudge, both of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Joseph Hofler of Binghamton; mother, Mrs. Smith Kilbury of Pulteney; brother, Foster Mudge of Albany, NY; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30, The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was at Pultney, NY Cemetery on Monday at 1 pm.

Gary K. MUTHARD,  45, of Troy, PA died Monday, November 3, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born November 17, 1951 in Sayre, PA, the son of Ralph and Myrtle (Hill) Muthard.  Gary was a 1969 graduate of Sayre High School.  He was a member of the New Life Church, Canton.  He owned Muthard’s Appliance Repair Service.  Gary was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the US Army and he was in the US Army Reserves.  He is survived by his wife, Teresia A. Muthard; son, Jeremy M. Muthard, serving with the US Air Force in Grand Forks, ND; step-daughters, Regina M. Groover of Troy and Nikki D. Morrison of Granville Summit; step-sons, David P. Groover of Troy and Harry Groover of  Gleason; step-mother-in-law and father-in-law, Liz and Howard Route; step-father-in-law and Mother-in-law Norman and Jacqueline Guisewhite of Hillsgrove, PA; and many friends.  A memorial service was held at the New Life Church north of Canton on November 7 with Pastor Blen Landis officiating.  Military honors followed the service .  Arrangements were made by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial donations may be made to Gary Muthard’s family c/o Mrs. Teresia Muthard, 2 Rockwell Drive, Troy, PA 16947.

 Nicholas P. Obourn, age 78, of Painted Post, NY, died Saturday, March 23, 1974, in Ocala, Florida.  He had been ill three weeks. He was born in Mansfield on February 1, 1896, the son of Lewis and Emma Kellogg Obourn.  His first wife, Leona, and their son, Jack, predeceased him. Mr. Obourn was a retired conductor for the New York Central Railroad. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Bopp; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Miller of Corning, NY, and Mrs. Denise Kress of Pittsburgh; two sons, Edward of Painted Post and James of Corning; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; also, three half-brothers, Herman of Mansfield, Wilbur and William of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Friday at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.

 Randall Michael Ogden, infant son of Roxanne Stiotti of Rochester, NY and Randall J. Ogden of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born Jan. 17, 1987. Surviving, besides his parents, are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stiotti of Rochester, NY; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ogden of Lawrenceville; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Young, Love and Smith Funeral Home in Rochester, NY. Burial was made in Falls Cemetery, Greece, NY.

 Edward F. O'Neill, 69, of Mansfield, formerly of Yardley, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Bristol after an extended illness. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a Mansfield resident for the past seven years. He was a member of the Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Mansfield and was a retired machinist employed by the Eaton Corp. in Philadelphia. He is survived by daughters, Patricia Cilestio of Bristol, Kathleen Knight of Yardley, and Elizabeth Garrow of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four sons, Edward F. Jr., of Ustis, Fla., Michael of Tampa, Fla., Daniel of Wilkes-Barre, and Richard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Ignatius Church, Yardley.  Burial was made in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Rogers Funeral Home, Yardley.

 Word has been received here of the death of James Osman, of Camp Hill, formerly of Mansfield.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1973 at Myers Funeral Home, Market St., Camp Hill, Pa. at 1:00 pm. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie and two sons James Jr. and Joseph.  Further details are not available at this time.

 J. Keats Owlett, 86, father of Mrs. Harry W. Smith of 4516 Timberlake Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. died at 11:30 pm January 23rd, 1973 at Wilcox Hall Nursing Home.  Born in Wellsboro, he had lived in Greeneville, Tenn. a great part of his life, moving to Kingsport some 12 years ago.  He was a retiree of Pet Milk Co., having worked for them for 41 years.  He was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church of Greeneville, Tenn. and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Beside his daughter he is survived by a niece and nephew, both of Wellsboro: Mrs. Herbert Sears and Mr. George B. Butler. Funeral services were held in Kingsport on Thursday, Jan. 25th, with the Rev. R. Davis Thomas in charge.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, in Greeneville, Tenn.  Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport was in charge.

Doris H. Age 87, of Erin, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, December 20, 2005, at Elcor Nursing Facility. Doris was born on February 28, 1918 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late James and Beatrice Hammond Palmer. She is a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Raymond H. Potter Sr.; daughter, Deborah A. Potter; and son, Raymond H. Potter Jr., all of Erin, NY; sisters, Jessie Mapstone of Manlius, NY, Marilyn Crockett of Cazenovia, NY, and Violet Case of Syracuse, NY; brother, John Palmer of Shortsville, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. It was the family's wishes that there be no services.

Ann Age 62, of Glendale, WI, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, November 25, 2005. Daughter of the late Clifford and Gladys Parks, Ann was a talented concert pianist, a loving mother and a devout Christian. Ann is survived by her brother, Clifford and John Parks; three children, Clifford Poyneer, Deborah Hendricks and Rachael Poyneer; and grandchildren, Zackary and Malachi. The family would like to thank Dove Healthcare and Odyssey Healthcare of Wisconsin for Ann's loving care. A small, private service was held on Saturday, November 26, at Northshore Funeral Services in Shorewood, WI. In lieu of gifts of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society.

Vera P. Age 86, formerly of 1726 Church Hill Rd., Woodhull, NY, died Monday, November 21, 2005, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Born in Jasper, NY, November 2, 1919. She was the daughter of Earl J. and Mary Faulk Peters. She was a graduate of Woodhull High School and attended SUNY Geneseo. She was a former hairdresser and telephone operator and was once employed at Ingersoll Rand Co., Painted Post, NY. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY, and a former member of Woodhull Chapter OES. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jay C. Friends of Horseheads, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald J. and Judy Friends of Jasper, NY, Joseph and Diana Friends of Luquillo, Puerto Rico; three daughters and a son-in-law, Carole and Ron Lowman of Elmira, NY, Mary Friends of Rochester, NY, and Jean Tait of Bellevue, Nebraska; her brother, Charles Peters of Hornell, NY; and sister, Priscilla Kilmer of Cortland, NY; also surviving are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, James Peters; and sisters, Sara Peters, Julia Sample and Rena Pearley. Friends may call Saturday, November 26, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 3 p.m. The Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Memorials will be received for the Community Churches of Woodhull, c/o William McIntosh, 3924 County Route 82, Woodhull,

PAUL - HONEYWELL, BURDELLA  Mrs. Burdella J. Honeywell, 83, a resident of the Laporte United Methodist Home, formerly of Troy, died August 13, 1987 at the home.  She was born March 23, 1904 at Hudson, Luzerne County, PA, the daughter of William F. and Sarah Lanyon Paul.  She retired in 1969 from the Plymouth, PA School System where she was an elementary teacher.  She was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the Troy United Methodist Church and the Business and Professional Women of Plymouth.  Surviving are two sons, Dr. Ray Honeywell of Mansfield, PA and the Rev. William Honeywell of Nashua, NH; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Doll of New Jersey; brothers, Bill Paul of Plymouth, PA and Melvin Paul of Bradenton, FL.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence R. Honeywell in 1963.  Private memorial services were held August 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Kenrick Khan, her pastor, officiating and interment to be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township,PA  (TGR Aug. 20, 1987)

REYNOLDS, HARRY G.,   Harry G. Reynolds, 72, of Linden, Pa died October 12, 1987 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Reynolds was born February 4, 1915 in Alba, a son of Harry Lynn and Ada Belle Seeley Reynolds.  He retired as a clerk on the Conrail Railroad.  He was a member of the Bottle Run Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, RD5 and was an avid bowler.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mabel C. Antes Reynolds; daughter, Mrs. Jane C. Phlegar of Troy; son, Theron C. Reynolds of Linden; sister, Mrs. Edna Wooster of Canton; brother, Paul of Troy; five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held October 15 at the Sanders Funeral Home in Williamsport with burial to be in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Montgomery, PA.  Those wishing may donate to the American Cancer Society at 912 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport, 17701   (TGR Oct. 22, 1987)

 Charles J. Ripley died May 5, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.R. Smith, at New Castle, Indiana, the burial taking place there.  aHe was born July 10, 1833, and passed most of his life at Lambs Creek.  The past four years, however, were spent at the home of his daughter, in Indiana.  He is survived by his wife, Julia M. Ripley, and four children, Peris F. Ripley, of Trenton, NJ; Elmer E. Ripley, of Plainfield, NJ; George H. Ripley, of Oil Center, Cal., and Sarah M. Smith, of New Castle, Ind.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1920)

ROBBINS, DALE B. SR.,   (SRGP 28127) Dale B. Robbins Sr., 43 of Canton RD2 died August 12, 1987.  Born May 2, 1944 in Canton, he was the son of Theron and Frances Barron Robbins.  He had been employed for the past 15 years as a plumber for Schoonover Plumbing and Heating Inc., Canton.  He was very active in the Moose Lodge in Canton and belonged to the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Morris Run, and the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post #49 in Troy.  He was an Army veteran and a Ward Township (Tioga County, PA) supervisor.  Surviving are his wife, the former Joyce Connelly; son, Dale Jr.; and step-daughter, Laurie Bogart, both of Canton RD2; his mother, Mrs, Frances Robbins; father and step-mother, Theron and Edna Robbins, Jasper, FL; brother, Richard Robbins, VA; sister, Mrs. Steve (Michele) Reese, Ralston; half-brother, Theron Robbins Jr, Quantico, VA; several nieces and nephews and cousins.  A memorial service by the Canton Moose Lodge #429 was followed by a private family service on August 16 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Richard M. Darner, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church, officiating.  (TGR Aug. 20, 1987)  (Dale B. Robbins, Sr. on the following page:  There are two errors that  I found:  he was the son of Theron and Frances Barrow (not Barron) Robbins.  His brother is not Richard, but Frederick Lee Robbins.) Susan Barrow Spaulding

RUSCZAK  Christopher C. Christopher Rusczak, 38, Keewatin, died Saturday, November 19, 2005, in his home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born September 15, 1967 in Elmira, NY to Charles and Linda (Callear) Rusczak. He grew up in Horseheads, NY, where he graduated from Horseheads High School in 1985. He was a Navy veteran for four years, stationed in San Diego. Upon his discharge from the Navy he returned to Horseheads, where he worked as a machinist for Hardinge Inc. He moved to Northern Minnesota in 1991, where he worked at L&M Radiator, beginning in assembly and eventually becoming a salesman. He was a car enthusiast and also loved boating, fishing, scuba diving, hunting and traveling. He is survived by his daughters, Tiana and Brandi, and their mother, Bobbi Rusczak, all of Hibbing; his parents, Charles and Linda Rusczak of Horseheads, NY; his sister, Suzanne Rusczak of Horseheads; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Callear of Horseheads; his best friends, Dan Cicmil, Jerry Depaulis and Wayne LaBine; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Veronica Rusczak; and his maternal grandfather, Lewis Callear. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Doughterty Funeral Home, Hibbing. The Rev. Justin Fish will officiate. Visitation will be in the funeral home Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing. Memorials may be made to any pancreatic cancer research program. A memorial service will be held in Horseheads at a later date.

RUSSO   Joseph, Jr. Age 64, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Thursday, November 24, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Joseph was born on March 20, 1941 in Rochester, NY. He was employed by the City of Rochester as an operations worker for 35 years. Joseph is survived by a brother, Sam Russo in Rochester, NY; a sister, Sarah in Ft. Myers, FL; special friends, Karen and Wesley Baumbarger of Lawrenceville, whom he lived with. A brother, Jerry Russo, preceded him in death. Viewing will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rochester, NY.

RYAN  Alexis Jade Was born sleeping on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at the Carlisle Hospital. Arrangements are in care of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

 Age 60, of 22 University Avenue, North Cohocton, NY, Monday, March 4, 1985.  Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, Bath, NY, Tuesday, 7 to 9, and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and Committal Services will be Thursday at 2 pm at the Funeral Home, the Rev. Clair Statham officiating.  Burial, Clearview Cemetery, North Cohocton, NY.  Survived by her husband, Gene I. Moon, formerly from Potter Brook, PA; daughter, Anita Quanz of Bath, NY; sons, Terry A. Moon of North Cohocton and Kim I. Moon of Hornell, NY; her mother, Jennie Shattuck of Bath, NY; her brother, Lloyd Shattuck of Canton, PA; her grandson, Michael Quanz; several nieces and nephews.  She was formerly from Wellsburg, NY and worked in Elmira for Thatcher Glass and the Star-Gazette.  She lived in North Cochocton since 1972, where she worked for Rochester Products.  She retired in 1981 due to ill health.  Her love and belief in God sustained her through 3 1/2 years with her traumatic fight with cancer.  She was born in Canton, PA, July 29, 1924, the daughter of Lloyd and Jennie Tarr Shattuck.

 Mrs. Bernice Stevens Owlett, 71, of Keenryville, died Saturday, December 16, 1972 at Statesboro, Ga., en route home from Florida.  She had been in ill health for several months. She was born January 1, 1901 in Middlebury Township, the daughter of William C. and Maude Shaw.  She was a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, the Knoxville Chapter, OES and the Elnora Rebekah Lodge. She was the wife of H. Benjamin Owlett, who survives. Other survivors are two sons, Stuart of Keeneyville and Lynn of Elmira, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Cruttenden of Keeneyville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SHAY - HAGUE   Jacqueline E. (Shay) Died on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, PA. She was 78. Mrs. Hague was a resident of King of Prussia, PA. She worked as an executive secretary for the Hair Express Corporate Office in King of Prussia, PA, until her retirement in 1992. Jacqueline attended Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, NY, Elmira College, and Pierce Jr. College. She ran dog training classes for many years and was a long standing member of the Delaware Valley German Shepherd Dog Club where she was the editor for their newsletter for many years. Jacqueline was an avid reader who enjoyed the classic arts. She was a donator for many charities and organizations, especially public TV stations. Jacqueline was also a local Girl Scout leader for many years. Born in Elmira, NY on February 17, 1927, she was a daughter of the late H. Paul and Bertha L. (Lunny) Shay. Surviving is her loving family including her husband of 56 years, John R. Hague; a son, Robert P. Hague and his wife, Tracey of Maryland; two daughters, Suzanne L. Murray of Pottstown, PA, and Maureen A. Tihansky and her husband, Andrew of Amity, PA; two grandchildren, Andrew J. Tihansky and Robert M. Tihansky; one great-grandchild, Taylor Tihansky; a sister, Sonjia M. Shay of Elmira, NY; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary R. Hague who died in 1970. Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service at The Bacchi-Courtney Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd., 805 DeKalb St. (Rt. 202), Bridgeport, PA on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at 12:30 p.m. Friends may call Wednesday at 12 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jacqueline's memory to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Rd., Suite 403, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Arrangements are by The Bacchi-Courtney Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport, PA.

SHEDDEN, AMELIA  Amelia Nicole Shedden, infant daughter of Terry and Debbie Oldroyd Shedden of RD2, Gillett, died September 23, 1987.  Besides her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Oldroyd of RD2 Gillett; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Barbara Shedden, also of RD2 Gillett; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Morgan ofRD2 Gillett, Mrs. Alma Oldroyd of Lawrenceville, PA and Fay Oldroyd of Elmira; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Foster of Elmira Heights, NY; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Private funeral services are to beheld at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg.  (TGR Oct. 1, 1987)

 Cora S. Mann, age 77 of RD#3, Wellsboro died Monday, August 24, 1987 at the Emergency Room of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born February 22, 1910 in Warren, Mass. the daughter of Frank and Henrietta Tzetak Smolen. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth M. Mann; daughter, Mrs. Shirley Phillips of Lakeside, California; son, Jared W. Mann of Summerville, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Poirer of Greenfield, Mass., Mrs. Esther Sisson of Seymour, Connecticut; brother, Joseph Smolen of Northfield, Mass.; 6 grandchildren. No visitation.  Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.

 Donald Snow, aged twelve, broke through the ice while learning to skate at Towanda, PA., and was drowned.  The boy's mother and two of his brothers died within the past few weeks.  Theodore Snow, husband and father of the family wiped out by death, is under the doctor's care, so great is his grief.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)

STEMPIN - Veronica (Tillie) Hayes
Veronica (Tillie) Hayes, 78, of Main St., Arnot, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Born Dec. 4, 1909 at Blossburg, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie Kasychinski Stempin.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arnot.  Her husband, Llewellyn Hayes, died Jan. 30, 1986.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. George (Frances) Miller of Blossburg, Mrs. Sally Kiernan of New Orleans, La. And Mrs. Anna Ortell of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including nephew Donald Stempin, with whom she resided.  Friends may call at the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 303 Main St., Blossburg, today (Wednesday, Jan. 20), from 7 to 9 p.m.  The recitation of the Rosary will be given at 8:15 a.m. the same evening at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,  Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at the St. Stanislaus Church in Arnot.  The Rev. Stanley Kurash, her pastor will officiate.

STIGLIANO  Leonard F. Of Horseheads, NY Age 87, of Brickwood Estates, died on Monday, November 21, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, November 25, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. The Reverend Christopher Linsler will celebrate the Mass. Interment will take place privately in the Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in Leonard's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

TAYLOR   Charles E. Age 80, died November 23, 2005 at his residence in Lakeland, Florida. He was born June 30, 1925 in Elmira, NY. He came here from IL, 21 years ago. He was an executive for Moore Business Forms. He was executive in charge of Training & Human Resources, member of Church of the Resurrection, veteran of WWII serving in the Navy as a SEABEE. He is preceded in death by his son, Philip C. Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Doris J. Taylor, Lakeland, FL; sons, Stephen A. Taylor and wife, Susan, Lakeland, FL, Timothy M. Taylor and wife, Kim, Covington, GA, Christopher J. Taylor Sr., Lakeland, FL; daughter, Janice M. Green and husband, Gary, Langhorne, PA; brother, Richard A. Taylor, Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Marie Fazzary, Orange City, FL.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be at the Church of Resurrection, Lakeland, FL. Memorials may be made to Local Hospice or Alzheimer's Organization.

Word has been received in Morris Run of the death of Arthur L. Teasdale, 86, of Brownville, formerly of Morris Run. Mr. Teasdale died Mon-day, July 2, 1973, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was manager and vice president of the Morris Run Coal Co. for more than 30 years before retiring last year. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Holman, of Morris Run; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Bakewell, of Brownville, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchil-dren. The funeral was held Wednesday in Brownville.

TERRY - CRUMBLING, RENA T.,    Rena T. Crumbling, 83, of Troy died October 17, 1987 at the troy Community Hospital.  She was born on April 24, 1904 in Brooklyn, PA, the daughter of George and Maude Waldie Terry.  A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, she was a teacher for many years in the Canton and Troy school systems.  Mrs. Crumbling was a founding member of the Troy Music Club and served as PA State President and national federation-board member,  In 1983 she was given the state federation’s highest award, the Keystone Salute.  During 60 years as a resident of the Troy community, she was active in the Girl Scout movement, the DAR, the Eastern Star, the Thursday Study Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.  For the past 20 years, Mrs. Crumbling spent winters on Bradenton, FL where activities included the Women’s Club, the American Association of University Women and the Beethoven Music Club.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry A. Crumbling, supervising principal of the Troy community schools until 1965.  With him, she participated in Troy Lions Club and Troy Senior Citizens activities.  She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Craig of Kalamazoo, MI; son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Marion Crumbling of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Jeff and Brad Crumbling and Scott and Sharon Crumbling; sisters; Ruth Holcomb of Troy and Miriam Barnes of Lancaster, PA; brother, Cryl Terry of Ithaca, NY.  Memorial services were held October 20 with Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, West Main Street, Troy, PA. 16947.  (TGR Oct. 22, 1987)

Lester Gordon THOMAS
CANTON – Lester Gordon Thomas, 48, of Canton RD 2, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1992, in Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He and his wife, the former Lillie DeWalt, observed their  21st wedding anniversary on June 12. He operated a farm for several years and later was employed as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for J & B Mining Co., Morris Run. He attended Mansfield Uni-versity. He then worked as a counselor for Northern Tier Youth Services, Blossburg, until his health prohibited him from continuing.
He recently provided counsel-ing services at Northern Tier Christian Counseling Center and participated in prison min-istry at the Bradford County Jail. He was a member of East Canton United Methodist Church. He was a lay speaker, church treasurer, Sunday school superintendent, assistant secre-tary, member of the church building committee and past youth leader. He was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout scoutmaster. He was born Dec. 17, 1992, at Sayre, Bradford County. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Timothy and Jef-frey, and a daughter, Martha, all at home; his mother and stepfather, Pauline and Charles Rich-ard Earle, of Troy; his father and stepmother, Charles and Melvia DeWalt, of Columbia Crossroad, and a sister, Bonnie Austin, of Blossburg. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Rev. Jeffrey Patton, his minister will officiate. Friends may call at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being han-dled by Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street.

Audrey T. Age 84, of 1007 Pineridge Dr., Lakeland, FL, died on December 23, 2005 from an extended illness at the Wedgewood Healthcare Center, Lakeland, FL. Audrey was born on April 27, 1921 in Westfield, PA. Audrey retired from Thatcher Glass Mfg. after 24 years of dedicated service. Audrey was predeceased by her son, Daniel Stevens; and stepson, David Lytle. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Lewis Lytle; daughter, Judith Stevens, FL; stepdaughter, Marie Araetsch, WI; and stepsons, John Lytle, TN, Brad Lytle, Elmira, NY, and Bruce Lytle, NY; brother, Craig Thompson of GA; and several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grand-children. There will be a memorial service at Lakeside Hills Estates, Lakeland, Florida, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. Audrey will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a good friend to all who were blessed to know her

William E. Jr. Age 49, of Beardsley Hollow Road, Alpine, NY, died at his home on Thursday, November 24, 2005, surrounded by his family. Mr. Thorpe is survived by his wife, Terry Rogers Thorpe; children, Kimberly M. Garrison (Charlie) of Horseheads, NY, Carrie A. Hess (Mark) of Beaver Dams, NY, Jason W. Thorpe of Van Etten, NY and Jessica L. Thorpe of York, PA; eight grandchildren; father, William E. Thorpe, Sr. of Alpine, NY; sister, Eileen M. Wheeler of Alpine, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. His mother, Adele F. Thorpe; and brother, Douglas Thorpe, predeceased Mr. Thorpe. Mr. Thorpe was employed as a carpenter for Welliver McGuire, Inc., Montour Falls, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His memorial service will be held there immediately following visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Ellie Haber will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.

Harold G. Traver, 70, Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, died Monday, Aug. 13, 1973, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. He was born April 28, 190? In Rensselaerville, N.Y., a son of Charles and Millie Rivenburg Traver. Mr. Traver was retired from the feed business. He was a member of the Lawrenceville United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Odd Fellows Lodge 913, Lawrenceville, and Elks Lodge 1071, Corning, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Mattoon; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Saber, of Winslow, Ariz,; his mother, of Sharon Springs, NY.; two brothers, Howard, of Hunter, N.Y., and Austin, of Bennington, Vt,; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Finch, of Cobleskill, N.Y., and Mrs. Arcia Morse, of Windham, N.Y., and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednes-day in the church with graveside services on Thursday In Windham. The Rev. John Carlson and the Rev. William Lusk, both of his church, officiated.

VOGT Helen SIMPSON, 94, Towanda, PA, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY.  Born December 4, 1904 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Katherine Lewis Vogt.  Surviving are eight nieces, among them Mrs. Joseph (Ellen) Blasz of Troy, PA; several grand-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Commander Alston Simpson, in 1950; a brother and four sisters.  Interment services will be private at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA where she will be buried next to her husband, Alston.

Betty L. (Warren) Watkins Of Nauvoo, PA, and formerly of Covington, PA, and West Palm Beach, FL, died Monday, December 19, 2005, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Betty was born on September 11, 1928 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Dean and Mary (Bowers) Warren. She served as a judge for the Board of Elections in Morris Twp. Betty is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Rebecca Watkins, Jr., Robert Watkins, William and Tammy Watkins, all of Covington, PA; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Orin Bristol of Trout Run, PA, Kay Korb of Morris, PA, Janet and William Kriner of Shrewsberry, PA, Brenda Preston of Covington, PA, Robin and Brian Osgood of Loxahatchee, FL, Debbie and Mike McClure of Mansfield, PA, Nancy Ninomiya of Dunnellon, FL; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann (Jerome) Ogden of Blossburg, PA, Carol (Paul) Betts of Rock Stream, NY; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and companion, Frank Gregory of Nauvoo, PA. A son, Jerry Dean Watkins, preceded her in death in 1949. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Co., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

David C. WEAVER, 35, of Wellsburg, NY died unexpectedly October 9, 1997 at home.  David was a past master of Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge # 350; F&AM of Chemung, NY and was manager of the Riverside Hardware, Wellsburg, NY a family owned business.  He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Joyce Weaver of RR 3 Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Grandmother, May W. Weaver of Sayre, PA; sister, Deborah (Vincent) Montrose of Elmira, NY; aunts, an uncle, cousins and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on October 12, with a Masonic service as well Friends may contribute to Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge # 150, Main St. Chemung, NY 14825.

WEBSTER -  Helen M. Haus
Helen M. Haus, 91, a former resident of Williamsport, died Monday, Dec. 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Winifred G. McCarty of Picture Rocks, with whom she resided the past 11 years.  Born at Estella May 10, 1896, she was a daughter of Merton R. and Anna Rose Brown Webster.  She was a former member of the High Street United Methodist Church in Williamsport.  Her husband, William D. Haus, died Nov. 16, 1965.  Surviving besides her daughter, are two sons, Eugene H. of Wellsboro, and Gerald P. of Williamsport; two brothers, Eugene Webster of Huntington, W. Va., and Leon Webster of Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. Susan Morgan of Shunk; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St. in Hughesville today, Dec. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Gingerich, pastor of Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Montoursville Cemetery.

 Margaret Webster Martin, 65, of Harborton, Virginia, died Thursday, March 29, 1973. She was born December 29, 1907, in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry E. and Leora Webster. Surviving are her husband, Gerald Lynwood Martin Jr., four sons, Gerald Lynwood Martin III, Smith Kendall Martin III, Webster Steele Martin and Harry Walter Martin; and 12 grandchildren.  She is also survived by brothers, Harry E. Webster Jr., of Wellsboro, Pa., Donald Webster, of Hinsdale, Illinois, and John Webster of Paoli, Pennsylvania. Interment was at the Mount Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Virginia.

WILLIAMS, Eleanor Schmouder, 67, of Canton, RR 2, PA, died Tuesday, November 4, 1997 at the Williamsport hospital surrounded by her family.  Born May 1, 1930 in Grover, PA, Eleanor was one of five daughters of Horace and Florence, Williams Carl.  She was a graduate of Canton Area High School, Class of 1948.  Eleanor was employed by Swazye Folding Box Company in Canton for 41 years until its closure.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Kenneth; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Robin Tarbox of Canton and Bradley and Kristy Tarbox of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Bart Matthews of Canton and Lori “Pooh” and Traci Hanes of Williamsport; step-daughter and spouse, Kimberly and LesQuillet of Baltimore, MD.  a stepson, Timothy Schmouder of Trout Run, PA, nine grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable Whiteman of Horseheads, NY, Eloise Caseman of Shunk, PA, Doris Foust of Canton RR 2, and Marcella Buck of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Teddy Tarbox, in 1959.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on November 7 with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist, Officiating and interment following in Steam Valley Cemetery, Trout Run, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 North Center St., Canton, PA 17724 in Mrs. Schmouder’s memory.

 Mrs. Ruth Holcomb, of Trumansburg, NY, mother of Frank B. and Edwin S. Holcomb, of Westfield, died June 13.  She suffered an attack of pneumonia several weeks ago and was thought to be on the road to recovery.  The funeral was held Wednesday; interment in the Trumansburg cemetery beside her husband, who died about two years ago.  Besides her two sons, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. O.H. Fersenheim, of Buffalo. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 23, 1920)