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Obituaries and other newspaper items on this page are from the scrapbook collection of Joyce M. Tice . 

(BROWN) - OSCELOA WOMAN HURT AT HOME Mrs. Eldon Brown of Osceola was injured in a peculiar accident at home yesterday afternoon at about 1 o'clock. The Browns were replacing a furnace and had removed the old unit leaving a hole with a ten-foot drop into the cellar. Mrs. Brown fell in the hole. She was treated at the scene by Dr. Harry Williams, Elkland physician, and was taken to the Wellsboro Hospital in the Osceola ambulance. Family members report that she sustained a few cracked ribs and skinned legs, and was returned home last evening in the ambulance. Workmen at the scene said they had removed the old furnace, and were talking about the possibility of falling into the hole when Mrs. Brown did. (paper dated Nov 21, 1973) Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 
CADY - Fannie Harrington Buried Saturday in Troupsburg Troupsburg--Mrs. Fannie L. Harrington, 83, of RD1 Troupsburg, died in a fire at her home last Wednesday, March 6th, 1974. She was the widow of William D. Harrington and had resided in the Troupsburg area all of her married life. The family received callers at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, Friday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were held there Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. Joseph Shipman officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Troupsburg. She wa a member of the Troupsburg Grange, and was born in Brookfield, Pa. Nov. 19, 1890 a daughter of Burr and Lucy (Davis) Cady. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Melvin (Mildred) Bliss of Troupsburg, RD1; two sons, the Rev. Dorr Harrington of Silver Springs, NY and Craig Harrington with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs Rena Gunn of Troupsburg; 12 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 
FULLER - Martha Colegrove Died on Monday Woodhull -- Mrs. Martha Colegrove 86, of Troupsburg, N.Y. R.D.1 died Monday, March 4th, 1974 at the VanZile Home for the Aged, Cowansque, Pa. where she had been a patient for 1 1/2 years. Born in the town of Canisteo, November 4, 1887, she was the daughter of Matthew and Esther (Fuller) Stephens. She married Nelson J. Colegrove October 21, 1915. He died in 1972. She was a member of the Young Hickory Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Raymond N. Colegrove of Troupsburg, R.D.1; daughter, Mrs. Keith (Dorothy) Lawson of Addison; brother, George Stephens of Canisteo, sister, Catherine Stewart of Canisteo and 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where friends called Monday and Tuesday and where funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Dorr Harrington officiated. Burial was made in Young Hickory Cemetery, town of Troupsburg. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 
HAMILTON - Mrs. Lester Erway TROUPSBURG--Mrs. Frances I. Erway, 68, of Troupsburg, died this morning at the St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell where she had been a patient for six days. She was born in Campbell and had lived in Troupsburg 50 years. She oerated an ice cream parlor and diner in Troupsburg for many years. She was a member of the Troupsburg Order of the Eastern Star andthe United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester A., to whom she had been married 49 years; two daughters; Mrs. Leon Acker of Troupsburg RD1 and Mrs. Harley Acker of Jasper RD1; a son William of Troupsburg; a brother Frank Hamilton of Corning; and five grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where the Rev Dorr Harrington of the East Ave. Methodist Church in Hornell will officiate at Sunday's 2 p.m. funeral. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 

Knoxville--H. Stanford Leathers Sr. altributes to his faith in God his ability to accept the loss of both legs and continue to operate his store. Leathers' legs were removed a year ago at Elmira's Arnot-Ogden Hospital because of circulatory problems. He returned home last July. He since has been in a wheelchair until recently when he acquired a set of artificial legs. When first informed of the need for the amputations, he called in his three daughters and son and discussed the impending operations. The children were shocked, but he said "The Lord will see me through. I am ready for anything that might befall me." Now, 84, he looks back on a healthy life, having known nothing more serious than a sprained ankle. Because of the deaths of his parents and an only brother, he early was forced to make a living for himself. After taking a course in shorthand and typing at Williamsport, for 15 years he held an executive position with the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. at Lakeland. Later, while employed at Galeton, he decided to enter the hardware business as he felt that lumbering was fading out. However, it was not until 1922, after he had served the lumber company at Port Alleganu, Costello and Laquin, that he came to Knoxville. Earlier, in 1911, he had married mrs. Sue Bennet of Montoursville. They chose their future home in Knoxville by seeing a picture of it in an advertisement in a Philadelphia newspaper. Leathers is the oldest member of the Knoxville United Methodis Church, which he attends regularly. he stills plays the piano occasionally for the Sunday School and the men's Communion Breakfasts. He has held several offices in the church. He also is apast master of Knoxville Lodge, F&AM, and a 32nd degree Mason. Because of devotion to his business, he has had little time for community affairs, but has supported numerous benefits. The wheelchair has not prevented him from looking after the busines in which he is in partnership with his son Stanford Jr. Leathers' pastor, the Rev. Gerald Wood, Says, "It seems that a man who has gone through the pain and agony that Mr. Leathers has would be totally bitter toward God. Instead, he keeps on being the same lovable man that he has always been. "If only more people would follow his example, the world would be a better place." His grandaughter Rhonda says: "What keeps my grandpa going? He has an intestinal fortitude that forces him to want to walk again and live every moment to its fullest degree "He always has a song in his heart and a joke on his lips." Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 


John McCutcheon of North Fork fell while picking apples Thursday about 2 pm at his home and was found by Harold Jones. He was takend to Cole Memorial Hospital by ambulance, and immediately sent on to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He suffered a broken wrist, severely bruised shoulders, and is paralyzed from the waist down. He was accompanied by Mrs. McCutcheon. He is reported as on the critical list. Theodore Karhan of Sabinsville fell while picking apples Thursday at his home, and was taken by Osceola Ambulance to the Wellsboro Hospital with a broke leg. Lloyd Abbey of Knoxville suffered a broken hip and arm when he fell from a tree recently at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trowbridge at Davis Station. He was taken to the Blossburg Hospital for treatment. Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 

PLANK - Mrs. Ronald M. Persing Mrs. Lucille Persing 34 of 36 Mill St. Hornell, NY died Sunday Dec 30, 1973 at St James Mercy Hospital after a short illness. A native of Westfield, Pa she had lived in Hornell since 1957. She was a graduate of the Hornell Business School and was employed as a secretary by the Hornell Board of Education in the Superintendent of Schools office. She was a member of the Alpha Beta Zeta sorority. Surviving are her husband, Ronald M. Persing; two daughters Mary Susan, jennifer Ann and two sons, Stephen, and Michael, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Plank of Wellsville. Friends called at the Lynch Funeral Home where a memorial servie by Alpha Beta Zeta sorority was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. A prayer service at the funeral home was Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of the Resurrection at St Ignatius Loyola Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hornell. Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 
RAPLEE - ALLEN, Mary Adaline RAPLEE Age 84, of Rambler's Rest Have Trailer Court, Painted Post, N.Y. Wednesday March 27, 1974, Friends may call at the Pennington Funeral Home, Dundee, N.Y. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. William Thomas Interment Union Cemetery, Tyrone, N.Y. Survived by one sone Gerald of Horseheads, N.Y.; four grandsons one granddaughter; six great grandchildren. She was a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 
(RICHARDSON) - Mrs James Richardson CANISTEO-- Mrs. Pauline W. Richardson, 59, of Bath RD4, died Sunday at St. James Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. Born in Hinsdale, she resided in the Bath area for the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband, James, to whom she was married for 30 years; three sons, Robert of Canisteo, Thomas of Canisteo RD2 and John of Bath; one brother Leo Storm of Bath RD2; on sister, Mrs. Harold Bossard of Canisteo RD2; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends at H.P. smith and Son Funeral Home in Canisteo today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. whree a funeral service will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo ------------ RICHARDSON--The family requests contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Richardson to the American Cancer Society, Cleveland, Ave. North Hornell. Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 
STEPHENS - Mrs. Nelson Colegrove TROUPSBURG--Mrs. Martha Colegrove, 86, of Troupsburg RD1 died today at the Van Zile Home for the Aged in Cowanesque, Pa. after a long illness. A native of Canisteo, she had lived in Troupsburg since 1915. She was a member of the Young Hickory Baptist Church. The widow of Nelson Colegrove, she is survived by a son, Raymond of Troupsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lawson of Addison; a brother, George Stephens of Canisteo; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Stewart of Canisteo; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Young Hickory Cemetery, Troupsburg. (paper dated March 4, 1974) Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 

Dr. Sylvester K. Stevens, 69, 20 Center Drive, Camp Hill, Pa. formerly of this area, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan 16, 1974 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. A noted state historian, Dr. Stevens was born in Harrison Valley, on July 10, 1904, the son of Herbert C. and Anna Outman Stevens and was graduated in 1922 from Harrison Valley High School. He authored such work as a four-volume study titled Pennsylvania: The Heritage of a Commonwealth published in December 1968 and the 1964 Pennsylvania: Birthplace of a Nation. Besides his writings, Dr. Stevens was professionally identified with the PHMC (Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission) for a period of 30 years, retiring in January 1972. For 19 of those years, beginning in 1937, when he went to Harrisburg from the Department of History faculty at Penn State, he served as Pennsylvania State Historian. In 1972, Dr. Stevens was named to the Governor's Committee of 100,000 Pennsylvanians, a non-profit, non partisan citizens' group organized in 1963 to promote economic growth in Pennsylvania. In 1956 he was named executive director of all PHMC staff and field operations which included the Lumber Museum at Denton Hill, near Galeton. Dr. Stevens was instrumental in initating the project for location in Potter County. A member of the Grace Lutheran Church, he was an executive director of the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission during the construction and opening of the William Penn Museum. He is survived by wife, Crescence M. Stevens, son, James H. Stevens, State College, Pa three grandchildren; Mrs. Betty Stevens Howland of Gaines, a cousin. Funeral was Saturday Jan 19, at 2 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church Highland Park, the Rev. C. Arthur Neal, the Rev. Raymond Jones, and the Rev. D. J. Van Etter officiating. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 

WHITE - J. Laurence White J. Laurence White, 70, of Harrison Valley, Pa. RD died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1975 in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa. where he had been a patient for one day. He was born April 6, 1905 in Troupsburg, N.Y. the son of James and Jennie Sweet White. He was married in Coudersport Oct. 20, 1928 to the former Emma Church who survives. Mr. White was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church and Victoria Grange #1193 of North Fork, Pa. He is also survive by his brother, Howard White of Harrison Valley RD; several neices and nephews. Funeral was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses with the Rev. Lewis Starkweather of East Smethport and Rev Jerry Dozier pastor of the Harrison Valley Federated Church officiating. Burial was in Ulyssess Cemetery. Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998 
HEVNER, MARJORY E.,  Services for Marjory E. Hevner, 76, of the Butler Home, Gilett, formerly of Canton, were held Jan.16 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Peter Geshwinder officiating.  Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven. Mrs. Hevner died Jan. 13, 1984 at Williamsport Hospital.  She was born Sept. 29, 1907 in Salona, PA, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Edward Brungard.  She was a member of Canton Senior Citizens and while in Canton attended Canton Methodist Church.  She is survived by three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  (TGR Jan.19, 1984) [Not sure what Highland Cemetery this is. I do not know of one by that name in Canton area- JMT]

 Matthew T. Austin, infant son of Sgt. and Mrs. Thomas Austin, Yorktown, VA died December 11, 1990 at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA. Sgt. Austin, father of the infant, is stationed in Saudi Arabia. Surviving in addition to his parents are: paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Austin, former area residents and now of Cressna; paternal great-grandmothers, Harriett Austin, Roaring Branch and Carmelita Lee, Troy; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jacob, Coufin, Belgium; maternal great-grandmother, Naria Vanoppen, Hasselt, Belgium. A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 17 at Langley AFB, Hampton, VA with interment to be in Hampton National Cemetery, Virginia. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)

 Vincent S. Stryker, 85, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3, formerly of Frenchtown, NJ, died Tuesday, January 15, 1991 at the Rinebold Personal Care Home. He was born April 26, 1905 in Frenchtown, the son of Theodore and Ella Niece Stryker. Vincent was a letter carrier for the Frenchtown Post Office for 37 years and a member of the Frenchtown Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice Williams Stryker; son, Kerry Stryker of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter, Mrs. Jason (Ruth) Kinney of Apache Junction, AZ; sister, Mrs. Hazel Hann of Mesa, AZ; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Local arrangements were handled by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial services will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home in Frenchtown, NJ.(TGR, Thursday, January 24, 1991)

 Lorinsa S. Macomber, 93, of Troy RD 1, formerly of Winchendon, MA, died Tuesday, January 22, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 20, 1897 in Swanzey, NH, the daughter of George and Ada Davis Cummings. She was a former member of the Winchendon Baptist Church and the Winchendon VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Dandois; Troy RD 1; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Vance Cummings of Warren, NH; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held January 26 at the Fletcher Funeral Home in Keene, NH with the Rev. Robert Rennie officiating and burial to be in Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH.  Local arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 31, 1991)

 Zelma (Ze) V. Chappell, 83, of Corning and formerly of Addison, NY, died Saturday, February 2, 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy, PA.  She and her husband operated the American House Hotel in Addison.  She was also a co-owner of the Goodhue Tavern and retired in 1970. She is survived by granddaughters, Patricia Chappell of Penn Yan, NY and Samantha Giuliano of Balston Spa, NY; a great-granddaughter, Angel Giuliano; brother, Sevellon Smith of Troy, PA; sisters, Leora Corson and Geraldine Batterson, both of Troy. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry W. Chappell in 1977 and a son, Robert. Funeral services were held at the Flint Funeral Home in Addison on February 5 with the Rev. John Marr officiating and burial to be in Addison Rural Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 7, 1991)

 Word has been received in the area of the death of Jule Cole of Towanda, PA and Ocala, FL.  She died Tuesday, February 4, 1991at her home in Florida. Born in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence Januskevich Klemek. She was formerly employed by the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, PA. Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by husbands, Jerome Levine in 1973 and Milton Cole in 1985 and brothers, Dr. Stanley and Frank Klemek. Surviving are daughters, Merrilee Levine Drakulich of Kingston and Helen Sue Atkins LeDon, France; two grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Walko, Wanda Wanko and Euphrosyne Kozloski of Edwardsville. Funeral services were held at the Kopicki Funeral Home in Kingstown with interment to be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Cavertown. (TGR, Thursday, February 14, 1991)

 Dr. Byron Gleason Williams, 85, of Tampa, FL, died Monday, February 4, 1991. Dr. Williams, a resident of Tampa, FL for five years, was a past president of the Troy Rotary Club and a member of Trojan Lodge No. 306 F & AM.  Dr. Williams was also a 32nd degree member of Williamsport Consistory, Lodge, Council and Chapter, and a member of the Williamsport Consistory Imperial Teteque Band, the oldest all-Masonic band in the world. He and his wife Myrtie owned and operated a Western Auto store for several years in the Dr. Boyer block on Canton Street in Troy, retiring in 1961.  A native Cantonian, Dr. Williams resided in Canton until 1978, moving to Tampa at that time.  His wife, Myrtie, preceded him in death in 1977.  He operated an electrical business for many years and was a projectionist at the Rialto Theater for 17 years. His survivors include sister, Shirley Morgan and brother-in-law Harold Morgan of Canton, PA and Ruskin, FL; brothers, Kenneth of Sayre, PA and Richard of St. Clair, MO; sister-in-law, Muriel Stevens Canis of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held February 7 at Curry and Son Funeral Home in Tampa with interment to be in the mausoleum at Sunset Memory Gardens in Thonotassa (Tampa), FL. (TGR, Thursday, February 14, 1991)

WOODWARD, HARMON A.,  Memorial services will be held for Harmon A. Woodward, 79, Troy, arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home.  Mr. Woodward died Jan. 26, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born in Canton Feb. 15, 1904, son of Art and Marion Breese Woodward.  He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Towanda, and a lifelong resident of the Sylvania area.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clara Soper Woodward; son Alden of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Warren W. (Joyce) Carnright of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Bea Avants of Canton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clayton and Willard, both of Troy; a niece and a grand nephew. (TGR Feb. 2, 1984)

AUSTIN, RICHARD E.  Services for Richard E. Austin, Tyler, MN, formerly of Gillett, were held Jan. 26.  He died Jan. 22, 1984 as the result of an auto accident.  Surviving are his wife Wanda; children, Anthony and Sarah, twins, Ronald and Robin, all at home; sons Richard of the University of Princeton, NJ and Patrick of University of Philadelphia; stepdaughter Cindy Cota of California; brothers, Carroll of Connecticut, Leo of Rochester, NY, Milton of Gillett, Lynn of Wellsburg, Gerald and Merle of Elmira;  sisters, Joyce Kinslow of California, Dorothy Leonardi of Maryland, Marie Hudler of Virginia, Barbara Mintz of Webster, NY, Marilyn Jenkins of Sayre, Mary Rummings and Marcia Austin of Elmira.  (TGR Feb.2,1984)

 Clara L. Tichenor, 74, Farmington, NY, formerly of Burlington, PA, died suddenly March 4, 1991. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, in 1984. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Tichenor, 26 Webster Manor Drive, Webster, NY 14580 and Janet Mistretta, Canadaigua, NY; two grandsons; stepsister, Grace Veltry; sister-in-law, Margaret and Adelaide Pierce and her aunt, Alice Ross, all of Burlington; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on March 7 at the Harloff-Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, NY with interment to be in Seneca No. 9 Cemetery, Stanley, NY. (TGR, Thursday, March 21, 1991)

 Doris E. Munn, 62, formerly of Bradford County, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, 1991 at her home in Lake Park, FL. Doris was born on February 28, 1929 in Bradford County, the daughter of John and Laura Ford. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ferrell of North Carolina; sons, Ford Frost of Miami, FL and Michael Frost of North Carolina; two grandsons; brothers, Albert Ford of Rome and Gordon Ford of Towanda; sisters, Dorothy Stevens of New Albany, LuCelia Brown of Nichols, NY, Esther Finnerty of Ulster RD 2 and Jane Welch of West Burlington; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were to be held in Lake Park, FL. (TGR, Thursday, April 4, 1991)

 Mrs. Jennie Mae Clark, 84, Troy RR 3, formerly of Granville Summit RR 1 died Tuesday, April 2, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor.  She had resided there for the past three years. Mrs. Clark was born March 9, 1907 in Troy Township, a daughter of Delancy and Daisy Mae Rathbun Morse. Jennie was a dairy farmer for 51 years.  She was a member of the East Granville Baptist Church in Bailey's Corners, PA. Surviving are so, Ernest Clark of Granville Center; brother, Russell Morse of Pine Valley, NY; sister, Mrs. Lila Allen of Mansfield; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Clark in 1966. In accordance with Mrs. Clark's wishes, there were no funeral services.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)

 Word has been received of the death of Harold R. McClure of Penn Yan, NY on Friday, March 29, 1991. Harold was born May 26, 1900 in the Troy area, the son of Thad R. and Lola R. McClure.  He moved to the Penn Yan area in the early 1920's, where he married Laura Sorenson. He was a member of the Keuka Park, NY Volunteer Fire Department and in 1985 received a plaque from them for 45 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura in 1985; his mother, Lola in 1965; and his father, Thad, in 1945. He is survived by his sister, Henrietta McClure Bailey of Troy and a brother, Earl of Warren, PA.  Also surviving are numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 1, 1991 at the Welden Funeral Home in Penn Yan, NY. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)

 Grace L. Fullmer, 76, of Dushore, PA died April 7, 1991 at the United Methodist Home in Laporte, following a lingering illness. Born November 2, 1914 in Granville Summit, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Irene Packard. For many years she was an employee of the Harrington Dairy Co. in Dushore and was also a director for foods at the Dushore Hospitality House.  She was also well known locally for her food-catering business. She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore and the Sullivan County Republican Women's Club. Mrs. Fulmer is survived by her husband of 46 years, Elmer E. Fulmer at home; son, Richard Fulmer of Arlington, VA; sisters, Mrs. Helen Brown of Troy, Mrs. Rhea Kittner of Elmira and Mrs. Anna Haflett of Granville Summit; brothers, Donald Packard, Lewis Packard, all of Granville Summit. Funeral services were held April 10 (11 am) at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin and the Rev. Father John R. Polinski officiating and burial to be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore RD. Memorial donations may be directed to the Dushore Fire Co. or Ambulance Association of the Redeemer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)

 George C. Morris, 98, of Troy died Thursday, April 4, 1991 in the Troy Community Hospital. He was born March 18, 1893 at Williamsport, the son of Warden M. Morris and May Courson Morris. He received his BS degree from Penn State University in 1917, majoring in dairy science.  He was a member of the Penn State football team from 1913 to 1917 and preceding his death he was Penn State's oldest living football player. In 1935 he moved to Troy and founded Troy Dairy Farms which he directed until his retirement in 1958. Mr. Morris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM, the Williamsport Consistory and the Troy Rotary Club. He was a director emeritus of the First Bank of Troy.  Mr. Morris was a member of the Armenia Debating Society, the Elmira City Club, Eagles Mere Country Club and the Wheel Inn Club. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Franklin Holmes of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, W. Thomas and Dixie Morris of Troy; son, G. Richard Morris of Troy; four grandchildren, Robert Childs, Ann A. Palmer, Joan D. Theodorakos and Jill F. Johnson; six great-grandchildren. Mr. Morris was predeceased by his wife, Grace Thomas Morris and brothers, Dr. Thomas M. Morris and J. Weymouth Morris. Private funeral services were held April 6 with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating and burial to be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)

 Leon R. Washburn, 77, of Nichols, NY died at his home Saturday, April 13, 1991. Born July 2, 1913 on the family farm, he was a son of Gilbert and Orpha Spencer Washburn. He was married to the former Anna Soper who predeceased him in 1984.  Leon devoted his life to his family, home and dairy farm (Rocky Ridge). He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Patricia Washburn of Nichols; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Linger of Norwich, NY, Nellie Briggs of Sayre and Lois and Peter Kenny of Brea, CA; sisters, Mrs. Grace Erle of Big Pond, PA and Mrs. Marion Dodge of Potterville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Walter, and sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Hazel Collins.(TGR, Thursday, April 18, 1991)

 Steven W. Tower, 26, of Troy died Friday, April 12, 1991. He was born January 31, 1965 in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of Charles and Patricia Strickland Tower. He was a 1982 graduate of Troy High School.  He attended Cornell University and Temple University and presently was a student at the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy. She was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman and had a great love for music. He is survived by a fiancee, Traci Czerwinski; mother, Pat Tower of Cartersville, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and John Myers of Granville Summit; sister, Kass Tower of Cartersville; nieces, Ashlie and Sarrah; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jane Strickland of Plymouth, MA; friends, Jim Czerwinski and Bill Vickery. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles A. Tower, in 1976. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 15 with Father Stephen McGough officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 515 S Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, April 18, 1991)

 John D. (Jack) Mason of Falls Church, VA, formerly of the Troy area, died April 13, 1991. He was born August 2, 1912 in Checkerville, PA, the son of the late John and Emma Mason. He was a carpenter in the Gillett area before moving to Falls Church where he continued to do carpentry work. He was an active member of the National Garden Baptist Church in Falls Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth A. Mason; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Joan and Curtis Wilson of Springfield, VA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise VanVeghten, Mary and Clifford May, Margaret and Ronald Woodard, Beverly and Everett Knights, Dorando and Max Hoose. He was preceded in death by two children, Ann in 1979 and Kevin in 1976. Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church conducted the funeral. (TGR, Thursday, April 25, 1991)

 Velma E. Campbell, 77, of Canton RD 1, died Monday, April 22, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Campbell was born on November 19, 1913 at Proctor, Lycoming County, PA, a daughter of Ray E. and Dorothy Casselberry Guinter. Velma was employed at the former Belmar Manufacturing, the former WW Gleckner and Sons Company and the Swayze Folding Box Company, all in Canton.  She retired in the early 1960's. Surviving are a daughter, Jean; a son-in-law, Don and grandson, Donny Blazer, with whom she lived; granddaughters, Maren and Alison Campbell of Canton; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Campbell, Canton; sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Marcella) Packard of Canton, Mrs. Eileen Saginario of Elmira, NY and Mrs. William (Shirley) Landon of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins; very dear friends, Mrs. Jeanne Schoonover; Mrs. Kathie Stone and Mrs. Dawn Rockwell, all of Canton RD 1. Mrs. Campbell was predeceased by her husband, Harley E. Campbell in 1984 and a son, A. Ray Campbell in 1988. Funeral services were held April 25 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Richard Leonard officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 2, 1991)

 Alice Mae Overacker, 66, RR 1, Columbia Cross Roads, died Wednesday, April 17, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born in Wilkes-Barre June 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte Uplinger Lavelle. Mrs. Overacker was a housewife for her late husband, Elmer Overacker, who died in 1977 and for their family. She is survived by sons, Gerald Parkhurst of Meshoppen, Frank Wilk of Berwick and J. Robert Overacker of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Mrs. Howard (Charlotte) Oliver of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Jim (Yvonne) Chilson of Sayre; brother, Harry Lavelle, Montana and sister, Mrs. Donald (Violet) Popick, Meshoppen; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Ralph Parkhurst. Funeral services were held April 20 at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville with Pastor Tom Hawkins of the North Waverly Chapel officiating and interment to be in the North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville. (TGR, Thursday, May 2, 1991)

BOVIER, DEAN  Services for Dean Bovier, 74, Binghamton, were held in Binghamton.  Mr. Bovier died Feb. 25, 1984.  He was born in Burnside, PA on Sept 6, 1909.  Surviving are sisters, Clara Wickham of Owego, NY and Cleo Hallings of Augusta, GA; brothers, Ned Bovier of Nichols, NY, Coy Bovier of Augusta, GA and Donald Bovier of Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR March 1, 1984)

BOLSTER, DOUGLAS   Services for held March 14 for Douglas Bolster, 17, Gillett, at Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira.  He died March 12, 1984 at Robert Packer Hospital as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born Feb. 4, 1967, son of Neil E. and Patricia Blauvelt Bolster.  He was a student at S.R.U. High School.  He is survived by his family, Sandy & Rick Houper, Horseheads; Marlene & David Raynor and Julie Bolster of Kissimmee, FL; Mark & Elaine Bolster, New York City; Scott & Avey Bolster, Lakeworth, FL; grandmothers, Leona Bolster, East Smithfield, and Pearl VanCuren, Horseheads; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  (TGR March 15, 1984)

 Elias John Sinkew, 66, Belen, New Mexico, died May 7, 1991. He was born March 15, 1925 in Elmira, NY.  He worked as chief base engineer for Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Belen; children, Raymond and Barbara, also of Belen; brother, Joe Sinkew and wife, Ronnie of Vermont; sisters, Pauline Pazzaglia and husband, John of Troy, PA and Mary Garcia and husband, Ross of Belen. A funeral Mass was held May 10 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church with interment to be in Santa Fe National Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, May 23, 1991)

 A memorial service for Dr. Roy Slingerland Austin will be held at State Road Baptist Church in Mainesburg, PA on Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Eugene Charsky will officiate. (TGR, Thursday, June 20, 1991)

 Mr. Marion F. Vandiver, formerly of Elmira, died May 21, 1991 in La Jolla, CA.  He was 78.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vandiver. Mr. Vandiver was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, attended Union College and graduated from the Dallas Aviation School in Dallas, TX. Mr. Vandiver was representing the Link Blind-Flying Instrument Co. in Paris, France at the time the German army occupied Paris in 1940.  He was interned there until his escape in 1941 to Portugal and returned to the United States on the last sailing of the Gripsholm in 1941. Mr. Vandiver had been a test pilot for Lockheed Aircraft in California and a Director of Scandinavian Airlines in Stockholm, Sweden.  During this period, at the request of the I.C.A.O. Division of the United Nations, he took a leave of absence from SAS to organize and establish Garuda Airlines in Indonesia.  He resided in Djarkarta, Indonesia for seven years.  He was Far Eastern Representative for Lockheed Aircraft, based in Hong Kong, at the time of his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Petra, of Stockholm, Sweden; sisters, Mrs. Alberta V. Mitchell of Troy, PA and Mrs. Robert Page of Carefree, AZ; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, July 4, 1991)

 A memorial service for Eleanor Pomeroy Byrem will be held at Mountain Lake on Saturday, July 13, 1991 at 11:00 am. A brunch will follow the service.  Her friends are invited and you are asked to dress casually. (TGR, Thursday, July 4, 1991 and Thursday, July 11, 1991)

 Edna V. Simpson, 77, of Muncy, PA died unexpectedly while visiting at the home her son in Montour Falls, NY. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Ellen Simpson Jr. of Montour Falls, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Genevieve and James Williamson of Syracuse, NY, Jacqueline and Kenneth Case of Burlington, PA, Eleanor and Paul Kisner of Muncy, PA, Gloria and Phillip Hamrick of Jeromesville, OH, Mrs. Marlene Simons of Philadelhia, PA; 27 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 11 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen with the Rev. Robert Lauver officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. (TGR, Thursday, July 11, 1991)

 Betty J. Carlson, 61, of Williamstown, NJ died Monday, July 1, 1991 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. She was a resident in Williamstown since 1951 and formerly lived in Philadelphia.  She retired in 1977 after nine years as a cafeteria worker in the public schools. Surviving are her husband, Richard G.; sons, Richard B. and John, both of Williamstown and Robin of Glassboro; her mother, Bertha Ward of Troy, PA; brothers, Clifford Ward of Troy and Paul Ward of Leona, PA; sisters, Janet Terry of Canton, PA and Dorothy Driesbaugh of Troy; four grandchildren. Services were held in New Jersey with burial to be in Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro. Contributions may be made to Gloucester County Community Church Building Fund, PO Box 266, Pitman, NJ 08071. (TGR, Thursday, July 11, 1991)  

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