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LANTZ - Mrs. Clara Slater, 67, of Litchfield Twp., Pa. Died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 3, 1944.  Survived by husband, Daniel; one daughter, Mrs. Harold W. Smith of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kellogg of East Smithfield, Mrs. Myrtle Talada, Mrs. Hattie Sickler of Endicott.  The body is at Powers Funeral Home, Athens, where the funeral will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Rev. A.H. Ganoun.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.
(Born Dec. 28, 1877 Clara Phoebe LANTZ       10 grandchildren – Charles, Donald and Phyllis Slater; Julia, James, Mary and Dawn Slater; Doris, Duanne and Gerald Smith)

SLATER – Daniel S. Slater, 39 Lennox Ave., Elmira Heights.  Saturday, May 28, 1949.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Harold W. Smith of Elmira Heights; brother Roa Slater of Towanda; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild.  Body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call after Sunday noon.  Funeral there Tuesday, 1 p.m.  Rev. W. B. Wubbenhorst.  Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

CRANMER – Samuel Cranmer, aged 98 years, Williamsport’s oldest citizen, died Friday morning at his home, 1121 Almond Street.  Mr. Cranmer, who was a blacksmith and coach builder by trade, was born in New Jersey and came to this city 27 years ago.  He was a faithful member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church and attended the services regularly until very recently.  Mr. Cranmer’s wife died 15 years ago.  He left the following children: Mrs. Matilda Lantz of Powell; Mrs. Dora Crain of Franklin; Mrs. Jesse Greenwalt of this city: Clarence of Cogan Valley; Irvin of Muncy; Ira of Illinois: Edward and Anna at home. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. E. S. Conley officiating.
Submitted by Susan DuBois

Date:  3/25/2003 3:06:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Reva)

Gerald Eugene HOWARD, Sr., 60 of 30 Plank Road, Towanda died unexpectedly Friday afternoon at his home.  Born March 8, 1922 in Towanda he was the son of Eugene Edward and Frances Ethel BENSON HOWARD.  Mr HOWARD was employed for ten years for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre and for over 21 years by the O Ames Co. of Monroeton.  Mr. Howard enjoyed the outdoors and also fishing in his spare time. His survivors include a son Gerald E. HOWARD Jr., four daughters, Mrs Paul (Linda) BUMP of Towanda RD 4, Mrs Franklin (Genevieve) CHILSON of Durrell, Mrs Charles (Reva) WAGNER of Rome, Mrs William (Connie) MOSER of Bloosburg RD 5: 12 grandchildren: his mother Francis HOWARD of Towanda; three brothers, Edward of Powell, Earl of Waverly, NY and Albert of Towanda; two sisters, Mrs Wesley (Marion) McNeal and Mrs Arthur (Elizabeth) Decker of Towanda RR 5 Towanda; several nieces nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda with Rev. Michael Moul, pastor of the Monroeton Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills. The family will receive friends this from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be directed to The American Diabetes Association.The best things in life aren't things

Subj:  Obits
Date:  4/16/2003 9:05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  Springbrezzes
To:  JoyceTice

Dear Joyce:

      Following are 2 obits that I have found on my Corey side of the family.  These are my great-grandparents.  Ada L. Smith Corey and Martin L. Corey.  In Martin's obit it states that he was buried in Niles Valley Cemetery.  If you have directions to the cemetery it would be appreciated.  He is not listed in the cemetery so I was going to check the cemetery or the Saxton.

Thank you
Lori Richards

January 19,1919 - The Telegraph

Mrs. Ada L. Corey (Carey)

      Mrs. Ada L. Corey died friday afternoon at the family home 405 Pine Street, aged 45 years.  She is survived by her husband Martin L. Corey, two sons Horace and Darwin:  two daughters Ada and Hazel:  also her mother Mrs. Hattle Smith of Holidaytown PA.  Three sisters and a brother.  The remains were removed to the Harrinton undertaking rooms.

      NOTE:  She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.

April 9, 1944 - Star-Gazette (I think)

      Martin L. Corey 73, Wellsboro, PA formerly of Elmira Sunday April 2, 1944.  Survived by sons Horace A of Elmira, PVT Darwin L. of California.  Daughters Mrs. Ada Peterson and Mrs. Hazel Personius of Elmira.  Brothers Ed and Delbert of Corning, James of Rochester, Sisters Mrs. Clara Peterson and Mrs. Effie Smith of Elmira.  Several grandchilden.  Services were friday at Welsboro Niles Valley Cemetery.Subj:
Date:  3/25/2003 3:08:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Reva)

Joyce the obit I sent on Gerald Howard today was also from this newspaper.  He was my father.
Reva Wagner

From The Towanda Daily Review Sept 13, 1982

Louis T. CASE, 75, of Towanda RD 1, died Thursday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 8, 1907 in Phelps, NY he was the son of William and Elizabeth OTTLEY CASE. He was a long-time employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda and was also a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No 42, East Smithfield VFW Post and the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 219.
 His survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy KILMER, at home; two sons, William DINEHART of Lehigh, Utah and Chandler DINEHART of Grapevine Texas, a daughter, Mrs John (Nancy) ELLMAN of Davison, Mich; 12 grandchilren, one great grandchild; two brothers, Earl and Jerry Case of Phelps, NY; a sister, Mrs Helen BLACK of Willard, NY; several nieces nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda with the Rev William BARNES, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church, officating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family request that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m..

Elmira Advertiser  Sept 26, 1871 (Submitted by Sherry Nichols)
Death of Nelson W. Gardiner
The entire community will be pained to learn that our old and well known citizen, Nelson W. Gardiner, is no more. He died at his residence on the corner of Water and Elm streets, about nine o'clock yesterday morning, after a sort and painful illness, his disease being inflammation of the bowels. Mr. Gardiner was born in Herkimer County, NY, September 20th, 1809, and he was consequently sixty-tow years and five days old at the time of his decease. Although his sufferings were great, he withstood them with Christian fortitude, and his mind remained unclouded till the last. He had been a member of the Methodist Church a from his youth, and ever since the organization of the Redding church in this city one of its most prominent and active members. He was a Christian in every sense of the word, a man of generous impulses, a firm and steadfast friend, a model citizen, the friend of the poor and needy, and in religion as well as in politics stood for the right under every and all circumstances. He always took a deep interest in the political questions, for the day, and up to the organization to the Republican Party was an active member of the Free Soil wing of the Democratic Party. As a Republican he was active and reliable, and did much to advance its interests and uphold its principles. During his long residence in this city, nearly forty years, he has been frequently elected to important county, town, and city offices, and has invariably filled him with intelligence, judgment and integrity. As a business man he prudent, honorable and universally esteemed. Mr. Gardiner came to Elmira in April, 1834, and worked as a journeyman hatter for the late Wm. Hoffman up to July of that year, when he removed to Bath and opened a hat store in that village. He remained there until April 1837 having in the meantime married Miss Elizabeth D. Logan, (who survives him) and then moved back to Elmira, where he embarked in the hatting business with J. S. Hoffman, at the old stand, 117 Water Street. The partnership was dissolved in 1843 and Mr. Gardiner has continued the business at the same place uninterruptedly over since. Mr. Gardner, we think, was the oldest merchant in any one line of business in the city, he having been engaged in the hatting business at the same stand for thirty-four years.
He will be greatly missed in the business as well as social circle, and his death sincerely regretted by all classes of citizens. He leaves a wife and adopted daughter to mourn his loss, who have the heart-felt sympathies of the entire community in their great bereavement. He died only as a Christian can die, with a firm faith in a blessed hereafter, and what is their loss is his gain. His funeral will be attended on Wednesday afternoon, at half-past three o'clock, from his late residence, corner of Water and Elm Streets.

In the Sept 28, 1871 issue of the Elmira Advertise the eulogy that was spoken at N.W. Gardiner  funeral is written full length, very long.

Mrs. Nancy Ripley Clark, 49, San Gabriel, Calif., formerly of this vicinity.  Saturday, July 8, 1944.  Survived by husband, Lee Clark; sons Basil and Harlan of San Gabriel;  daughter, Rae Lou at home; five grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Ida (Hoagland) Ripley of Elmira;  sisters, Mrs. Russell (Ethel) Baldwin, Mrs. Walter (Ella) Watts, and Mrs. Leonard (Mabel Jean) Carpenter all of Elmira, Mrs. Merle (Anita) Dickens of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Michael (Charlotte) Brennan of Versailles, N.Y.; brothers, James Ripley of Corning, Bernard of Springfield, Ohio, Pvt. Theodore in the service, Kenneth of Alfred, and Franklyn of Addison.  Funeral and burial in San Gabriel.

Note: Nancy, her sister Anita and brother James were the children of Silas Ripley and Myra Mattison.  Myra died young and her children were raised by their stepmother, Ida Hoagland Ripley. Names in (italics) are added for clarification. Silas was the son of Alfred and Nancy Shepard.  Ida was the daughter of Leon Delos Hoagland and Barbara E. B. Allen. (Submitted by Don Stanton)

Obituaries from a collection of Lydia Christina (Mase) Sindlinger, of Liberty, Tioga Co., PA. (Submitted by Merle Kreger) Some of the following collectionhave been moved to the Obits by Cemetery section

WELLSBORO – Lorrenso Grinnell, 97, of 13 ½ Charleston Street, died Thursday, April 4, 1974 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born June 2, 1876 in Mosherville, a son of Henry and Alice Daggett Grinnell. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Jennings, of Millerton, and Mrs. Raymond Youmans, of Mansfield, 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.

Lloyde L. Schanbacher, died Friday, Nov, 30, 1973 in the Lewisburg United Methodist Home.Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Maneval, of Erie, and Mrs. Ruth Harer, of Roaring Branch RD 1.Born on Sept. 16 1888, in Tioga County, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schanbacher.His wife, the former Bessie Roupp, died on Sept. 11.

CANTON – Mrs. Nona Yaggie Streck, 60, wife of Clarence L. Streck, of Canton RD, died, Monday, Nov. 20, 1978, at her home. She was a native of Jersey Shore. Born Jan. 5, 1918, she was a daughter of Adam C. and Ida Hane Yaggie.Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Miss Ann, at home, and Miss Ida, of Scranton; five sons, Clarence Jr., at home, Charles, serving with the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Gary, of Owego, NY. Harry, of Nichols, NY, and Richard, serving with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC, three sisters, Mrs Edwin Harer, of Eastpoint, Tioga County, Mrs. Delmar Harer, of New Holland and Mrs. Audley Morgan, of Okeechobee, Fla.; four brothers. Charle H. and Andrew Yaggie, both of Roaring Branch, Adam Yaggie Jr., of Liberty, and Kenneth Yaggie, of Canton RD 2, six granfchildren.Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, Canton RD.

COVINGTON – Roger D. Sindlinger, 51, of Covington, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 14, 1976, at his home.Born January 22, 1926 in Liberty, he was the son of Irving and Lydia Mase Sindlinger.His survivors include his wife, Harriet Schmouder at home, one son Ronald, of Liberty, one daughter, Mrs.Donna Pepperman of Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, six grandchildren, his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Irvin Sindlinger of Liberty, a brother Howard, and a sister, Mrs. Merle Kreger, Jr., both of Liberty.Burial was in Sebring Cemetery.

MANSFIELD – Leo Walter Frost, 61, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 1973, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.He was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Galeton, a son of Walter and Bertha Kennedy Frost. He was a dairy farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosella Kreger; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Colegrove, of Wellsboro, and Mrs Howard Kendrick, of Mansfield RD 3; a son, David, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lester Lefever, of Lancaster, and two grandchildren.Burial will be in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty RD.

YOUNG MAN DIES WHEN PINNED BY BULLDOZER – David Bower, 28, of Main Street, Covington, died on the way to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Thursday Feb. 27, 1969, following an accident at a mine stripping operation of the Liberty Valley Construction Co. at Antrim.Born at Sayre, on Dec. 25, 1941, he was the son of John and Evelyn Sherman Bower, Covington RD.Surviving besides his parents, are his wife, the former Betty Lou Ogden; three daughters, Sherry Lee, nine months; Robin Elaine, 4 and Kimberly Ann, 6; five brothers, Richard, of Cleveland, Ohio, John of Austinville, Robert, of Mainesburg, Dale, of Clarks Summit, and William, of Covington, and five sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Belz, of Tioga, Mrs. Eloise Hilfiger and Miss Marcille Bower, both of Covington, Mrs. Richard Ogden, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Linda Roupp, of Ruppurr, Germany.

Kenneth J. Kreger, 65, of Liberty, father of Mrs. Sonja Hughes, of Trout Run RD 1, died Sunday, July 29, 1973, at his home.He was born Nov. 26, 1907, in Liberty, a son of Charles and Sadie (Sarah) Schmouder Kreger.Surviving, besides Mrs. Hughes, are his wife, former Berneda Fulkerson; three sons, Alvin and Terry, both of Liberty, and Milton, of San Antonio, Tex.; three brothers, Merle, Harold and Clifton, all of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Florence McLean, of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Rosella Frost, of Mainsburg, and Mrs. Ruth Ogden, of Blossburg, and nine grandchildren.Burial will be in East Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Christine A. Bussom, 72, wife of Max Bussom, of 1503 South Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 22, 1978, in the Boca Raton Hospital. She was a former city resident.Born in Union Twp., Tioga County, Aug. 2, 1901, she was a daughter of Charles W. and Sarah L. Krise Schmelzle.Surviving, besides her husband, is a sister, Mrs. Laura Nienhaus, of this city.A private funeral and Burial will be held next week in Boca Raton.

BLOSSBURG – The funeral for John A. McLean, 72, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Blossburg, was held today, Sept. 23, 1969, in Elmira, N.Y. and Burial was in the Arbon Cemetery here.Surviving are his wife Mrs. Florence Kreger McLean; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Hadley, of Canton; a son, Leonard A. of Quakertown; a sister Mrs. Janey Bryant, of Elmira, N.Y.[John Augusta McLean was born Nov. 24, 1896 in Liberty Twp., Tioga Co., PA. He died Sept. 20, 1969 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.  * This note was added by Merle M. Kreger, Jr. of Liberty Twp., Tioga Co., PA.]

Robert W. Persun, 32, of Trout Run RD 1, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1969, in the Divine Providence Hospital.Born Feb., 2, 1937, in Williamsport, he was the son of Norman L. and Ona Roupp Persun.Surviving are his parents, of Trout Run RD 1, His wife, the former Sonja M. Kreger; three daughters, Deborah, Beth and Lesia; and a son, William, all at home; a sister, Miss Carolyn Persun; Paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Persun; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Roupp, all of Trout Run RD 1.Burial will be in Steam Valley Cemetery.

BLOSSBURG – Mrs. Esther Ceveland, 73, of 102 Riverside Park, died, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1974 in the Williamsport Hospital. She was the widow of Claude Cleveland.She was born at Morris Run on June 10, 1900, a daughter of Henry and Emma Shaw Naylor.Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam Sadler, of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Bud Mitstifer, of Liberty, and Mrs. Leonard Rumsey, of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Harriet Corsier, of Bergen, N.Y., 17 great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

BLOSSBURG – Jack VanDyke, 67, of Sebring, died Monday, Dec. 17, 1979, at his home. Born May 5, 1912, at Arnot, he was a son of Charles and Patience Hughes VanDyke.Surviving are his wife, the former  Cora Miller, a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Walkins, of Covington; two sons, James, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Larry, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Rose, Mrs. Genevieve Case and Mrs. Marian Jaworski, all of Syracuse; two brothers, William, of Syracuse, and Harry, of Drifting, Clearfield County, and five grandchildren.Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery.

Mrs. Harriet B. Bower, 62, wife of Charles c. Bower, of 1406 Park Avenue, died, Saturday, May 6, 1972 in the Williamsport Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1909, in Liberty, a daughter of Daniel and Almeda Landon Brinser.Surviving, besides her husband, are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Doris M. Henrichs, city; a stepson, James W. Bower, also of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Wise, of Montoursville, and Mrs. Mary Urban, of Blosburg: three brothers, Cliford Brinser, of Roaring Branch, Norman Brinser, of Liberty, and Jesse Brinser, of Muncy, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Edgar R. Landis, 56, of Bloomingrove Road, died , Wednesday April 26, 1978, in the Williamsport Hospital.Born at Blossburg on Dec. 18, 1921, he was a son of Charles R. and Jennie Stewart Landis. He was a veteran of World War II.Surviving, besides his mother, of this city, are his wife, the former Harriet E. Rice; three Brothers, Stewart W., of Blossburg, Robert L., of this city, and H. Dale, of Cogan Station, and two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Frahn and Mrs Zina Naughton, both of this city.Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

OGDENSBURG – Mrs. C Dolores Cheplick, 45, wife of Joseph G. Cheplick, of Burton Street Extension, Bath N.Y., and a native of Ogdensburg, died, Wednesday Feb. 6, 1974, in the Arnot-Odden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.She was born July 7, 1928, a daughter of Harry and Loretta Herman Schmelzle.Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Robyn, and a son, Craig, both at home; her mother, of Bath; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Bastian, of Toledo, Ohio.Burial will be in Mondaga Cemetery, Bath.

Cloyd V. Barbour, 77, of 113 Main Street, Blossburg, a Lycoming County native, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1972, while hunting in Tioga County.He was born April 19, 1895, at Barbours, the son of James and Clara J. Barbour. He was a retired operator of a restaurant in Liberty.Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Kilpatrick; a daughter Mrs. Franklin Hall, of Montgomery; a step daughter, Mrs. Paul Fitzgerald Jr., of Loganton, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery.

CANTON – E. Marshall Boyd, 63, of Canton RD 2, Died Tuesday, July 22, 1975, in the Bath, N.Y., Veterans Administration Hospital.He was born in Canton on April 3, 1912, a son of Robert Sr. and Edith Barnes Boyd. An Army veteran of World War II.Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Elizabeth Cole; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Kilmer, of Canton; two sons,, William M., of Canton RD 2, and Gerald A., of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Rice, of Canton RD 2, and Mrs. Clayton Platt, of Canton; a brother, Robert Boyd Jr., of Canton, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary M. Boyce, 74, Of Roaring Branch RD 2, foster mother of Robert Boyce, of this city, died Sunday, Aug 19, 1973, in the Troy Community Hospital. She was the widow of Leonard Boyce.She was born in Union Twp., Tioga County, on April 10, 1899, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Walkins.Also surviving is another foster son, Foster Boyce, of Tunkhannock.Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.

Emmit B. Jonson, 72, of Arnot, father of George Johnson, of Cogan Station, died Tuesday, March 18, 1975, in the Williamsport Hospital.He was born in Blackwell on April 15, 1902, a son of George H. and Mary L. Leisenring Johnson.Surviving, besides his son in this county, are his wife, the former Mary Walburn; two other sons,  Alan of Hooker, and William, of Lebanon; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Mutek, of Annville RD 2, and Miss Edith Johnson, of Blossburg; a brother, Willard, of Tafton, and eight grandchildren.Burial will be in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty.

CANTON – Galen R. Crise, 60, of the Park Hotel, 71 Troy Street, died Monday, June 2, 1975. Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Blossburg, he was a son of Homer and Maude Austin Crise, He served in the Navy during World War II.His only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Albert K. Walkins, of Millport, N.Y. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.

FUNERAL CARD – Services for, Mrs. Mary A. Roupp; Born, Liberty, Pa., April 27,1863; Died, Liberty, Pa., April 6, 1940; Interment, Union Cemetery.

MARPLE, MARIE B.,   Services for Marie BOLF Marple, 64, Dunnellon, FL., were held May 18 at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Dunnellon, arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home.  Mrs.Marple died May 14,1984 at home.  She was born in 1920 in Cardiff, NJ, was also formerly of Roseville.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are her husband Rowland; sons, George of Gainesville, FL, Kenneth of Sylvania, PA, Jack of Elyria, Ohio and Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Marie Henninger of Mansfield and Edith Hulslander of Bucks Co., PA; four sisters; two brothers; seven grandchildren.  (TGR May 31, 1984)

FITCH, ELWIN    Services for Elwin Fitch, 82, Roaring Branch, were held June 5 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. William Strunk officiating.  Mr. Fitch died June 3, 1984 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born May 26, 1902 in Leolyn, Tioga, PA., . son of Charles and Mary Palmer Fitch.  He was retired from Corning Glass Works and also a retired farmer.  He is survived by a son, Elwin Fitch of Roaring Branch; daughters, Leotha Hall of Williamsport and Odessa Leonard of Harrisburg; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; 13 great-granddaughters; brother, Robert D. Fitch of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  (TGR May 31, 1984)

 Clarence B. Northrup, 62, died in Rapid City, SD after an extended illness. He was the son of the Reverend Leon and Nina Mae Northrup. He was retired from the Air Force and had managed military post exchange facilities around the US and in Europe for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters, Lisa and Theresa; all of Rapid City; three brothers and one sister.(TGR, Thursday, January 13, 1994)

 Gordon R. Carson, 74, of Troy RR 2, PA, died Monday, January 10, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was a self-employed excavation contractor and was also a cattle dealer. He was a combat veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the US Army Air Corps.  He received the following decorations: the American Theatre Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with one Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rachel Mudge Carson; sons and daughters-in-law, James Carson of Troy and Jon and Lynne Carson of Tunkhannock; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Mark Belden of State College; four grandchildren, Paul Carson, Laura Carson, Erin Belden and Anne Belden; sisters and brothers-in-law, Harriet and Frank Higgins of Covington, PA, Elaine Cutler of Lancaster and Beulah Palmer of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 15 (2 pm) with the Rev. James Barrett officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.(TGR, Thursday, January 13, 1994)

 Blanche A. Phillips, 78, of High Street, Troy, PA, died Thursday, January 6, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born October 17, 1915 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Oxel and Jennie Perry Anderson. She was a member of the Troy Methodist Church. She was employed at the Troy Hotel and also was employed as a medical clerk for the Troy Area School District from 1956 to 1978 when she retired. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Chester W. Phillips; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Joan Phillips of Troy; grandchildren, Jeff and Jenny Phillips; brothers, George Anderson of Burlington, Russell Anderson of Granville and Perry Anderson of Canton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Phillips, in 1946; and by sisters, Edith Lynch in 1993 and Hazel Pritchard in 1952. Private funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 13, 1994)

 Eldon L. Estep, 76, Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, January 12, 1994 in Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Eldon was born October 29, 1917 in East Troy, PA, the son of Francis and Maude VanNoy Estep. He served in the US Navy during WW II and was a member of the John P. Eaton Legion Post and a former member of the United Methodist Church of East Troy.  He retired in 1975 from IBEW #139 in Elmira. Eldon is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Roxanne and Paul Graham from Toledo, OH and Linda and Kent Knowlton of Corning; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Joyce Linda Estep of Virginia Beach, VA and Alan and Nancy Estep of Addison, NY; brothers, Robert Estep and Gerald Estep, both of Troy, PA and a sister, Jeannine Beardslee of Tennessee; twelve grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. His wife of 53 years, Hazel E. Strope Estep, died in 1992 and a daughter, Jan Estep, died in 1982. Funeral services were held January 15 at the Carpenter Funeral Home in Corning, NY with the Rev. Charles Hess officiating and burial to be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. (TGR, Thursday, January 20, 1994)

 Lindley L. Stone, 81, DeBary, FL, formerly of Troy, PA, died at his home January 18, 1994. He was born August 8, 1912 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Mr. Stone was a retired backhoe operator and moved to the DeBary area in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeBary.  He was a Master Mason in Trojan Lodge No. 306 F & AM, Troy, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, of DeBary; sons, Dale Lindley Stone of Mansfield, Lawrence Frederick Stone, Denton, NC and Glenn Eugene Stone, Roanoke, VA; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Stephen Bauldauff Funeral Home, Deltona, FL. Memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church of DeBary, 32 Shell Road, DeBary, FL 32713. (TGR, Thursday, January 27, 1994)

Grant J. Anderson
Grant J. Anderson, 70, of Arnot died at 9:30 p.m.   Saturday, July 22, 1972, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Lebanan.  He was born in Arnot, Dec. 9, 1901, a son of Andrew J. and Ida Matilda Arvidson Anderson.  He was a member of the Arnot Lutheran Church.  There are no immediate survivors.  The funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shaw and Robena’s, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, a Baptist minister, officiated.

Freal R. Ames  (SRGP 12770)
Freal R. Ames, 69, Bath, N.Y. formerly of Covington, died Sunday night, February 6, 1972, at his home.  Mr. Ames was a member of Local 700, Carpenter’s Union, and the Cameron Game Club, both in Corning, N.Y.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Robbins, Pittsford, N.Y.; Mrs..Marjorie Walike and Mrs. Carol Cody, both of Bath; Mrs. Beverly Walike, Hammondsport, N.Y.; and Mrs. Diane Lamonica, North Chili, N.Y.; two sons, Freal R. Jr. and Robert both of Bath; three sisters, Mrs. Laroca Fay, Covington; Mrs. Vera Wood and Mrs. Cora Oliver and a brother Stuart Ames, all of Elmira, N.Y. and 27 grandchildren.  The funeral was held on Wednesday at Fagan, Bath.  Burial was in the Nondaga Cemetery there.  The Rev. Clair S. Tatham officiated.

Dee Argetsinger
Dee Argetsinger, age 80 of Tampa, Florida, died June 1st in a local nursing home.  He was buried beside his wife in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery of Tampa.  He had earlier arranged for a short grave service only.  He was born in Roseville, PA., grew up in the schools of Mansfield, worked 40 years as a garage manager in Rochester, N.Y., and then retired to Tampa, Florida with his wife.  He was the last of five children of James and Ruby Soper Argetsinger.  His nearest kin is a first cousin living in Rock Ridge Nursing Home, Northampton, Mass,. Mrs. Ruth E. Decker.

Mrs. Gibson Antes
Mrs. Gibson (Bertha) Antes, Montoursville, died May 7, 1973.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. (Evelyn) Clarence Mutchler of Montoursville, RD 2, formerly of Mansfield and Miss Jean Antes of Sayre, PA.  Funeral service was Wednesday at the Cavalry Methodist Church, West Fourth Street, Williamsport.

 Alice J. Stryher, 83, widow of Vincent S. Stryher of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Saturday, January 15, 1994 at her home. She was born June 28, 1910 in Erwinna, Bucks County, PA. She is survived by a daughter, Ruth J. Kinney of Mesa, AZ and a son, Kerry H. Stryher of Columbia Cross Roads where she has resided for seven years; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She will be buried in Frenchtown Cemetery, Frenchtown, NJ. (TGR, Thursday, February 3, 1994)

 Burton D. Allen, 74, died January 27, 1994 at Pomona Medical Center, Pomona, CA after a short illness. He formerly lived in Troy, PA and attended Troy schools. He was well known throughout the plastics industry and served as a consultant concerning plastic production.  He traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico and the United States.  He was owner and manager of Allen's Molding Accessories, Inc. in Montclair, CA. He is survived by his wife, Alzada of Fontana, CA; a son, Gerald Allen of Rialto, CA and a daughter, Linda Moad of San Jose, CA; several grandchildren; a brother, Walter Allen of Lockport, NY; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held February 6 at the Community Baptist Church, 2759 N. Ayala Drive, Rialto, CA . Memorials can be sent to the National Heart Association. (TGR, Thursday, February 3, 1994)

 Ursula G. Erickson, 90, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA, died Monday, January 31, 1994 at the Marjorie Butler home. She was born April 30, 1903 in Mount Vernon, NY, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Newell Griffith. Ursula was the wife of Carl R. Erickson who died in 1977. She is survived by a niece, Mildred Van Blarcom of Columbia Cross Roads (RR 2, Box 52); other nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Redington Reformed Church in New Jersey.  Memorials may be directed to the church at Box 1, Redington, NJ 08870.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, February 10, 1994)

 Ruth Beppler Kagler, a resident of Tucson, AZ for 32 years, died January 25, 1994. She was born September 28, 1904 in Scranton, PA.  She resided for some years in Troy, PA where she was employed at the Martha Lloyd School for Girls. While in Tucson, she was employed by the Asthmatic Foundation and later served as a child care giver for several prominent families. She is survived by her daughter, Janis L. Willis Hickok of Tucson; seven grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation or St. Mary's Hospice, 1802 W. St. Mary's, Tucson, AZ 85745. (TGR, Thursday, February 10, 1994)

 Harriett L. Lattimer, 62, of Waverly, NY, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 13, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born February 21, 1931 in Athens, she was the daughter of Stanley and Ruth Lenard Roy. She is survived by her husband, Walter, at home; three sons and six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters and a brother, Theodore Roy of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held February 17 (11 am) at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. (TGR, Thursday, February 17, 1994)

 Gertrude U. Broggi, 73, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Tuesday, March 15, 1994 at home. She was born January 14, 1921 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Rudolph and Rose Winklebauer Ullrich. She was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ where she served as treasurer. She was a volunteer for the Bradford County Library and was also a volunteer tutor for the Bradford-Wyoming Counties Literacy Program. Mrs. Broggi is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Isette Broggi of East Moriches, NY and Steven and Linda Broggi of Sag Harbor, NY; grandsons, Hunter Broggi and Henry J. Broggi. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry F. Broggi, in 1981. Memorial services were held at the Granville Center Church of Christ March 18 with Larry Bratton officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ in care of Stanley Saxton, RR 1, Box 67, Granville Summit, PA 16926. (TGR, Thursday, March 24, 1994)

 Dorothy E. Dehnel, 77, of Troy, RR 3, PA, formerly of Franklin, NJ, died Friday, March 18, 1994 at home. She was born January 5, 1917 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of LeRoy and Edna Junker Fisher. She was employed at the Custom Shop in Framington, NJ before moving to Troy with her husband in 1984. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where she sang in the choir.  She was also a member of the Troy Senior Citizens. Mrs. Dehnel is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles Dehnel; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Kathy Dehnel of Hamburg, NJ and Craig and Ruth Dehnel of Havelock, NC; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Bill Pollett of Newton, NJ; six grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Dimm of Suffern, NY; a niece, Susan. Memorial services were held March 20 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy with the Rev. Guy Camp officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy. (TGR, Thursday, March 24, 1994)

 Albert (Jabby) Close, 82, Galeton, PA, died Saturday, April 2, 1994 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born November 24, 1911 in Galeton, the son of Thomas and Angeline Zanzelli Close. He was a retired employee of the WAG Railroad and also a retiree of PennDOT. He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Vizzo; a son and his wife, James and Lee Close of Galeton; daughter, Angie Monks of Allentown, PA; five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 4 at St. Bibianas Church in Galeton with the Rev. Thomas Brown officiating and burial to be in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton.  Arrangements were by the Collins Funeral Home. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

 Kenneth F. Vroman, 69, of Canton RR 2, PA, died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Vroman was born June 20, 1924 in Ralston, PA, a son of John and Ida Woodward Vroman. Kenneth was a retired farmer and a World War II US Marine Corps veteran. His memberships included the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, Troy; Deer X-ing Detachment Inc., Marine Corps League, Ralston; Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429, Canon; life member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston; and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Mabel Wall; four stepsons and three stepdaughters; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; five brothers and four sisters; a brother-in-law and his mother-in-law. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on April 9 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one's choice in Mr. Vroman's memory. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

 George F. Gray, 36, of Troy RR 1, PA, died Thursday, April 14, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre due to natural causes. He was born January 29, 1958 in Derry Township, Mifflin County, the son of Calvin S. Gray of Honey Grove RR 1 and the late Jane Hackenberger Gray. Mr. Gray was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church and was a 1976 graduate of Juniata High School, both in Mifflintown. He was employed by Oak Hill Veneer of Troy. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda M. John Gray; children, Chrystal, John, Bruce, Raymond and Denisha Hughes, all at home; brothers, Calvin F. Gray of Watertown, NY and Albert H. Gray of Honey Grove RR 1. Memorials services were held April 17 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Douglas H. Kelley officiating and burial to be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.  Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home in Mifflintown. Memorials may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, in care of the Building and Memorial Fund, 208 Lemon Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059. (TGR, Thursday, April 21, 1994)

MARTIN - Phyllis M. Baker
Phyllis M. Baker, 67, of 43 William St., Addison, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Aug 27 1987, at Addison.  She is survived by her husband, Leo M. Baker; two sons, Anthony Baker of Nicholson and David Baker of Mulberry, Fla.; her mother, Madge Martin of Campbell, N.Y.; two brothers, Douglas Martin of Elmira, N.Y. and Franklin Martin of Franklin, N.C.; four sisters, Doris Root of Lakeland, Fla., Geraldine Button of Yuma, Az., Verna Enderle and Ruth Pelicano, both of Campbell, N.Y.; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  Funeral services were held at the H.P. Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull, N.Y. Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The Rev. Carlton F. Carpenter officiated.  Burial was made in Elk Creek Cemetery.  Memorial Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620.

STRANGE - Barbara A. Baker (SRGP 4338)
Barbara A. Baker, 69, of RD 3, Gillett, died Friday, April 4, 1992.  She was a former employee of S.F. Iszard Department Store and along with her family, have owned and operated the Pinecroft Golf Course, Centerville, for the past 20 years.  Surviving are her husband, Forrest Baker; one daughter, Barbara, of Painted Post, N.Y.; two sons, John of Gillett, and David of Elmira, N.Y.; one sister, Vivian Andres of Florida; three brothers, Russell Strange, Wayne Strange and Arthur Strange all  of Mansfield, 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were held Sunday, April 5, at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  It was her request that there be no funeral service.

Robert S. Baker
Robert S. Baker, 78, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at home.  He was born April 17, 1926, in Asaph, the son of Hugh and Blanche Mosso Baker.  Bob was a retired bricklayer and a WWII Navy Veteran.  He was a lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, a member of Canoe Camp Post 6757 VFW and the Morris Run Legion.  Bob is survived by three sons, Jeffrey of Mansfield, Robert of Muncy, and David of Lyons, N.Y.; a daughter, Bonnie Baker of Allentown; a brother Gary Baker of Asaph; two sisters, Ruth Northrup, also of Asaph and Barbara Ann Peterson of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.  He was predeceased by his wife, Vivian, on Sept. 14, 2000.  Private funeral services will be held at the family’s convenience.  Sympath”e” cards may be sent to Bob’s family at “obituaries.”

 Mildred M. Wolcott, 84, Watkins Glen, NY, died Saturday, April 23, 1994 at the Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility. Mrs. Wolcott was born in Granville, PA on May 10, 1909 and was the daughter of Orlando and Mildred VanBuskirk Vroman. She was a member of the Watkins Glen Central School faculty for many years. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Kissel and the Rev. Howard Caldwell officiating and burial to be in Montour Falls Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church.(TGR, Thursday, April 28, 1994)

 Eileen E. Zander, 56, of Granville Summit Rt. 514, PA died Thursday, April 28, 1994 at Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, G. Albert Zander; daughters, Mary Ann and Bette Ann; stepsons, Gregory and Douglas. Memorials may be directed to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947 or to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)

 Mark W. Leonard, 71, of Bentley Creek, PA, died Thursday, April 28, 1994 at home. Mr. Leonard was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church.  He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and was a painting contractor. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Audrey; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Joe Runyan of Alaska and Stacey and Michael Beemer of RR 3, Gillett, PA; son, Brent Leonard of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Wanda Peters of Chemung, NY; 11 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Raymond and Johnnie Clive, England; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)

 Madeline J. Heater, 69, of Hillcrest Manor, Troy, PA, died Saturday, May 28, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Jasper, NY, the daughter of Erwin A. and Grace Banks Holt. She had worked for 32 years at the former Eclipse and Facet Enterprises of Elmira Heights, retiring in 1976.  She had lived in Millerton, PA for 43 years and resided in Troy since 1991. She is survived by daughters, Joyce Ann Heater of Troy, PA, Sherry (Walter) Miller of Elmira, NY and Janet (Randy) Tripp of Millerton, PA; five stepdaughters, Erma (Francis) Mitchell and Norma (Richard) Baker, both of Lawrenceville, PA, Bernice (Merritt) Heck of East Lake, OH, Velma (James) Bailey of Troy, PA and Ruth (Kenneth) Powlison of Wellsboro, PA; stepsons, Milford (Jeanette) Heater Jr. of Lawrenceville, PA and Wilford (Nancy) Heater of Millerton, PA; five sisters and two brothers; 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 31 at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Canisteo, NY with the Rev. Donald Newkirk officiating and burial to be in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, NY. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association. (TGR, Thursday, June 2, 1994)

 Joseph A. Colby, 78, of White Haven, RD, PA, died Monday, May 30, 1994 at the Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA after a lengthy illness. He was born August 2, 1915 in Troy, PA, the son of Joseph A. and M. Florence Colby. He attended Troy High School and the Troy Methodist Church. He was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II in the South Pacific.  While there he was attached to the Hospital Corps as an orderly in Kobi, Japan. After returning to the US he worked as an orderly in the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Blossburg Hospital and the Bath, NY Veteran's Hospital before moving to White Haven, PA where he resided for the past 22 years. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, the former Lois Marie Beach; daughters and sons-in-law, S. Connie and Duane Moss of Cohocton, NY, V. Jean and Dale Randise of Blossburg, PA, Jolene M. and Richard Croop of Carlisle, PA and Kathryn L. Harris of White Haven, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Sylvia Colby of Mainesburg, PA and William H. and Marilyn Colby of Flint, MI; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen C. Spencer of Wellsboro, PA; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marjorie and James McIrroy of NM; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Ola Gill, who died in 1956; a son Robert A., in 1975; a sister, M. Florence Townsend of Wellsboro, PA, in 1982. Memorial services were held June 8 at the Mountain View Community Church in White Haven with the Rev. Harvey officiating and burial to be Indiantown Gap World War II Veterans Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, June 16, 1994)

 Louise W. Fielding, 91, formerly of Florida and Waterville, NY died March 4, 1994 at Clifton Springs Nursing Home, Clifton Springs, NY. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy R. Mallory of Troy, PA and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Isaac L.R. Woodworth; sisters, Rebecca Woodhouse, Alice DeFrehn, Merian Burns and Helen Lewis. A burial service was held June 11 at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre with the Rev. Ruth Urban officiating and interment to be at Emory Chapel Cemetery, Ellistown, NY. (TGR, Thursday, June 16, 1994)

 Frederick E. Burch, 81, of Nokomis, FL, died June 14, 1994. He was born in East Syracuse, NY on February 26, 1913 and moved to Nokomis in 1975 from Waverly, NY. Mr. Burch was a salesman with the Syracuse Bearing Company in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Pixley) Burch; sons, F. Charles Burch, Gillett, PA and David L. Burch, Sayre, PA; three grandchildren, Emily and Michael Burch, Sayre. He was predeceased by a sister, Elfie Burch. Memorial services were held June 18 at the Spanish Lakes Community Center with arrangements by Leon Bay Funeral Home, Venice, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. (TGR, Thursday, June 23, 1994)

 Sally Ann Rumpff Griffiths, wife of DeVon Griffiths of Thoreau, NM, died June 20, 1994. She was born on June 9, 1936 to Nina M. and George N. Rumpff at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She is survived by her husband, DeVon; a son Daniel and his wife Jean, Winlock, WA; daughters, Tracy Jo and Tray Maxfield, Salt Lake City, UT, Lori and Rick M. Ransdell, Sandy, UT and Kelley and Craig Homas of West Valley City, UT; nine grandchildren; her father, George N. Rumpff of Gillett; a brother, Edward and Bobbi Rumpff of Sayre, PA; sisters, Nancy L. Rumpff of Troy, PA, Sukie Lynn Marack of Waverly, NY, Bonnie and Robert Berger of Wanaque, NJ and Vicki and Michael Link of Menlo Park, CA; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Sally was buried in Utah. (TGR, Thursday, June 30, 1994)

 Lillian C. Rogers, 80, Watkins Glen, NY, died Friday, June 24, 1994 at Schuyler Hospital following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James W. Rogers; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Irving Simpson of Watkins Glen; Lillian and Robert Perry of Watkins Glen; sons, Kenneth Rogers of Montour Falls, NY; Rev. Stewart and Peggy Rogers of Millport, NY, George Rogers of Dundee, NY and Larry Rogers of Florida; sister, Mrs. Grace (Edward) Ballard of Gillett, PA; fourteen grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and family friend, Joseph Poulin of Florida. Funeral services were held June 27 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen with Pastor Paul Sedlack officiating and burial to be in Pleasantview Cemetery, Reading Center, NY. Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association. (TGR, Thursday, June 30, 1994)

 Josephine A. Yonkin, 73, of Dushore, RR 1, PA, died Sunday, June 26, 1994 at the Laporte United Methodist Home. She was born on July 29, 1920 in Ricketts, PA, the daughter of the late Alva and Ida Mae Snyder Adams. Josephine was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, in Dushore. Mrs. Yonkin worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, giving 19 years of service, and on the family farm until illness forced her to retire in 1985.  She had been a resident at the Laporte Nursing Home for the last six weeks. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae (Dale) Butcher of Granville Summit RR 1, PA and Mrs. Georgeanne (James) Broschart of Dushore RR 4; grandchildren; Bradley and Suzanne VanNoy, Jill Broschart, Karen Broschart, Ashley Broschart and Chad Butcher; a great-grandchild, Tyler VanNoy; sisters, Katherine Van DeMark of Wyalusing, Irene DeWolfe of Mehoopany, Lois Clink of Gillett and Mila May of Canton; brothers, Paul Adams of Laporte United Methodist Home, Earl Adams of Montrose and Raymond Adams of Wyalusing; cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Yonkin, in 1989; and brothers, Elmer and Miles Adams. Funeral services were held June 29 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating and interment to be in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte. Donations or contributions may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association of the Bradford Sullivan Chapter of the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, June 30, 1994)

TALADA Audrey J. Weber, 80
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Tue, 23 Nov 2004 4:29 PM

Audrey J. Weber of Sebring, Fla. died on Nov. 15, 2004. Audrey was born on Oct. 12, 1924, and formerly resided in Powell, Pa. She is the daughter of Malcolm and Gladys Talada.  Throughout her life, Audrey worked in various positions in the medical field until she retired. Audrey is survived by her two sons, Kim Stevens of California and Eric Charland of Georgia; two grandsons and one great granddaughter; three brothers, Milford Talada of Horseheads, N.Y., Ray Talada of New Albany, Pa. and David Talada of Williamsport, Pa.; two sisters, Pat House of Florida and Lynette Lamphere of Powell, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  Audrey was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Katherine Wright of Powell, Pa. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

     Memorial Services were held on September 10th at the First Presbyterian Church at Skaneateles, N.Y. for Mrs. Robert (Jean) H. Bastian who died September 7th at her home.  Mrs. Bastian, a member of the First Presbyterian Church besides her husband, is survived by three sons, Scott, 20; James, 17; and David 7.  She is also survived by a younger sister, Barbara of Buffalo.  Among those who attended the Memorial Services were: Mrs. Cathryn Linn of Wellsboro; Mrs. Ethel Linn and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Linn of Glenora, N.Y.; Mrs. Benjamin H. McCulloch of Berwyn; Edward Bastian of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ben (Dorothy) Bastian of Pittsburgh; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cusick, also of Pittsburgh.

 Harold A. Mitchell, 84, of Montour Falls, NY died Wednesday, July 6, 1994. Harold was retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad and was a vineyardist in Hector, NY. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Gladys Downs of Manchester, NY and Charlene Kelly, Watkins Glen, NY; brothers, Arnold, Clifford and Hughey Mitchell, all of Millerton, PA; sister, Aletha Binford of Troy, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were private with arrangements by Royce Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. (TGR, Thursday, July 14, 1994)

 Raymond W. Butcher, 78, Osteen, FL, died Friday, July 8 at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL. He was born February 21, 1916, the son of Henery Glenwright Butcher and Ruby Inez Smith. Mr. Butcher lived in Rutland, PA before moving to Florida in 1965.  He worked in agriculture from a 24 years and was a professional driver/owner/operator from 1965-1976.  He was a member of the Moose and the Grange and was an avid bowler. He is survived by sons, Jack L. Butcher, Buffalo, NY, Rodney D. Butcher, Osteen, FL and Vernon K. Butcher, Sanford, FL; daughters, Sharon B. Foster of Troy, PA and Pamela D. Wright, Sanford, FL; four brothers and seven sisters. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes B. Gates; and sons, Charles "Bub" Butcher and Roger Butcher. Arrangements were by the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Lake Mary, FL. (TGR, Thursday, July 14, 1994)

 Robert L. (Hoppy) Gales, 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, July 11, 1994 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 3, 1905 in Westernport, MD, the son of the late George W. and Addie Whitehare Gales. He was a retired employee of the Wellsboro Gazette. Surviving are sisters: Mrs. Ella Mae Ballinger of Leesburg, VA, Mrs. Loretta Roupp of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro on July 13 with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating and burial to be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD. (TGR, Thursday, July 14, 1994)

 Pauline M. Gilbert, 76, Millerton, PA, died July 19, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Pauline was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church, active member of the Garrett Miller Senior Citizens Center and she was active in the Tioga Children Evangelism Fellowship. She is survived by her children: Virginia and Keith Thompson of Pine City, NY, Ronald and Sandy Gilbert of Millerton, PA, Joyce Stermer of Lawrenceville, PA, Joanne and Calvin DuVall of Dixonville, PA; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Aubrey Gilbert in 1986. Funeral services were held July 23 at the Mosherville Bible Church with the Rev. Robert Bevins officiating.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira. Contributions may be made to the Mosherville Bible Church, Mosherville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 4, 1994)

 T.W. Tom Riley, 46, of Millerton, RR 1, PA, died Saturday, August 6, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born June 17, 1948 in Troy, PA, the son of Jack and Joyce Palmer Riley. Mr. Riley was a graduate of Meadville High School and Youngstown State.  He was formerly employed by DataCOM in Willow Grover, PA and with WIGGLE radio station in Troy. He was currently a partner in WINGZ 105 FM in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Riley was an avid golfer, a member of Shepard Hills Country Club and was a three-time winner of the Media Day golf tournament at the LPGA Corning Classic. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Hunting Club. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Riley; sons, Shawn Riley of Aston, PA and John Riley of Millerton RR 1; parents, Jack and Joyce Riley of Leesburg, FL; stepson Scott Davis of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Zak and Harley Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Tony Del Negro of Nashville, TN; and two nephews, Chris and Andy Del Negro. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 10 (2 pm) with the Rev. Eric Shafer officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society, PO Box 3001, Elmira, NY 14905. (TGR, Thursday, August 11, 1994)

 Russell L. Ward Jr., 51, Williamsett, MA, died July 26, 1994 at home. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, the son of the late Russell L. Ward Sr. and stepson of the late Frances Morley Ward.  He was the grandson of the late Merritt and Elizabeth Ward. He had lived in Troy and Erie, PA before he joined the US Air Force.  He was employed as a teenager at the Troy Gazette. At the time of his death he was a partner and general manager of King Ward Coach Lines in West Springfield, MA. Among his memberships, he belonged to the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Columbia Cross Roads Hunting Camp in Troy, PA and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, the former Janet D. Duguay; a daughter, Penny A. Gagnon of Chicopee; his mother and stepfather; two brothers and two sisters including Judith Sentez of Canton, PA; his maternal grandmother and two grandsons. Services were held in Massachusetts with burial in Chicopee on July 28. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 383 Dwight St. Hoyloke, MA 01040. (TGR, Thursday, August 11, 1994)

 John J. Harriman Jr., 69, of Towanda, PA formerly of Long Island, NY died Thursday, August 4, 1994 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born June 2, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, NY, a son of the late John J. and Helen Bridget Sullivan Harriman Sr. John was a graduate of DeWitt High School in Manhattan and of Adelphi University in Long Island.  He also attended the New York University, City College and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Mr. Harriman was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army Air Corps. He was employed by Grumman Aerospace in Long Island for 20 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann LoBue Harriman, at home; a daughter, Laura Ann Leitner of Troy; a granddaughter, Karen Ann Leitner of Wysox and a grandson, John Leitner of Belmauw, NY; one grandson. Private funeral services were held under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, August 11, 1994)

 Lawrence Orange Kendall, 80, of Dallas, TX, died Monday, August 8, 1994 in Texas. He is survived by a son, Jerry Kendall, of Dallas, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Helen Kendall of Williamsport, Robert and Irene Kendall of Troy; a sister, Pauline Watts of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Llewellyn Ameigh of Gillett; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 12 at the Roseland Funeral Home in Dallas. (TGR, Thursday, August 18, 1994)

 Juanita E. Anderson, 67, of Ralston, PA, died Thursday evening, August 18, 1994 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. She was born December 17, 1926 in Williamsport, the daughter of John and Lillian Campbell Woodward. Juanita was a homemaker.  She was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol and was an avid Bingo player. Surviving are daughters, Lillian Road, Susan Hagemeyer, Carletta Barlow, all of Ralston; Valerie Ungard, Jersey Shore and Pamela Sechrist, Troy; sons, Lloyd Anderson, Troy, John Anderson, Ralston and Virgil Anderson; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Margret Woodward, Hughesville. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on August 22 with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating and interment to be in Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Township. (TGR, Thursday, August 25, 1994)

 Cynthia Caroll Stockley, 63, of Troy, died Friday, September 2, 1994 at her home. She was born on January 8, 1931 in New York, the daughter of the late George and Sue Stockley. She was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy, PA since June 1968. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy. Surviving are a brother, John, of Chatham, NJ; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was slated for Thursday, September 8 at 10 am in the Martha Lloyd Community Services auditorium.  A memorial service at St. Paul's is pending for September 10, 1994. (TGR, Thursday, September 8, 1994)

 William G. Hungerford, 41, of Northampton, MA, died Friday, September 16, 1994 at the Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton, MA after a brief illness. Born in Troy, PA on August 12, 1953, he was a son of Arthur R. Hungerford and the late Wanda (Holcombe) Hungerford of Millerton, PA. Mr. Hungerford attended Williamson High School in Tioga, PA and graduated from Andrews University in 1975 with a degree in music education.  At the time of his death he was a member of the applied music staff at Deerfield Academy where he was a teacher of private voice lessons. He is survived by his father; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Lathrop of Gillett, PA and Carol and Leonard Gilpin II of Gouldsboro, PA; several aunts, uncles and four nephews. Memorial services were held September 24 at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the William G. Hungerford Memorial Fund to help further the education of music education students in care of Linda Lathrop, RR 2, Box 58, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, September 29, 1994)

John Bakeoven Jr.
John Bakeoven Jr., 70, of Tioga RD 1, died Monday, Oct 5, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born March 10, 1917, at Cramers Hill, N.J., he was a son of John Sr. and Margaret Freeling Bakeoven.  An Army Veteran, Mr. Bakeoven was a member of the Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post and was a member of the Blue Devils Assn.  He was a retired plumber.  Surviving, besides his mother, of Bensalem, are his wife, the former Jeanette Jones; three daughters, Mrs. Janet Cahoon of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Jeanne Clark, of Brown Mills, N.J., and Mrs. Joyce Reynolds, of Bensalem; a brother Ellwood of Bensalem; a sister Mrs. Dorothy McDonald, of Langhorne; 14 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  A service and visitation will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 7), from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baptist Tabernacle Church.  The Rev. Michael D. Brady, his pastor, will officiate.  Funeral services will be held at the Faust Funeral Home, 902 Belview Avenue, Halmeville in Bucks County.  Burial will be made in White Chapel Memorial Park in Feisterville.

Blossburg Man Dies After Deer Hunting
Cloyd V. Barbour, 85, of 113 Main St, Blossburg, died of a heart attack last Tuesday after deer hunting in the Sebring area south of Blossburg, near Liberty.  Mr. Barbour was former owner of a restaurant on Rt. 15 atop Bloss Mountain and was an independent shoe salesman in Blossburg at the time of his death.  Tioga county coroner Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland said Mr. Barbour was in a parked car along Rt. 15 where he had been resting after hunting.  His body was found by a member of his hunting party at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Williams said.

Chester J. Bartholomew
Chester J. Bartholomew, 67, of Wellsboro, RD 2, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1968, at his home.  Born July 15, 1901, in Tioga, he was a son of Wallace and Anna Smith Bartholomew.  He had  been employed at the Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro for 25 years.  Surviving are his wife, the former Isa Clark; five daughters; Mrs. Virginia Woodard and Mrs. Laura Brooks, both of Blossburg, Mrs. Veta Bronson of Mansfield, Mrs. Nadine Bronson of Painted Post, N.Y., and Mrs. Linda Cleveland of Middlebury Center; three sons, Carl of Wellsboro, RD 2, Kirk of Wellsboro, RD 4, and Bruce of Wellsboro; a brother Lee of Lawrenceville; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Rose of Crooked Creek, Mrs. Alice Stanford of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Nina Cushing of Corning, N.Y.; 34 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

MRS. ANNA J. BROSTROM:  Mrs. Anna J. Brostrom, 81, of Wellsboro, formerly of East Orange, N.J., died Thursday, July 19, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of John J. Brostrom.  Born May 12, 1892, in New York City, she was the daughter of Nils and Ellen Nelson Persson.  Mrs. Brostrom was a member of the East Orange Baptist Church.  She was also a member of the Wellsboro Arts Club.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lane Webster, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Charlotte Fetterman, of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday night at Tussey's, 139 Main Street, , with the Rev. Canon Harry T. Frownfelter, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating.  Graveside services were Saturday at 1 p.m. in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, N.J.

Former Blossburg Resident Succumbs Suddenly at Lewisburg:  One of the leading citizens of this community, Malcolm P. Bromfield, 53, of West Lawn, Lewisburg, RD 1, died suddenly Saturday, May 26, 1973 while playing golf on the Bucknell University golf course.  He was president of the Lewisburg National Bank the last four years and served on the bank board of Directors.  Mr. Bromfield was married to the former Edna L. Price.  Born March 17, 1920, at Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Poad) Bromfield.  He was a member of the Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and the treasurer of Project 70 at the Church.  He was a member and past president of the Lewisburg Lion's Club.  He was past secretary-treasurer of Group IV of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and served on its executive board.  Mr. Bromfield taught classes at Bucknell University for the American Institute of Banking.  He was a graduate of the Rutgers School of Banking and of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Extension School of Finance.  A former resident of Blossburg, Mr. Bromfield was a member of the Blossburg F. and A.M. Lodge 350.  He was a member of the Sand Run Hunting Club and the Bucknell Golf Club.  A veteran of the Second World War, Mr. Bromfield served with the army as a topographic engineer in the European Theater.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Wayne A., a student at Dickinson School of Law at Carlisle and Walter T., at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Andrews, of Spring Lake, N.C., and a brother, Forest Bromfield of Kingston.  Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Beaver United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce F. Knisley and the the Rev. Victor K. Meredith, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in Lewisburg Cemetery.

 Lillian B. Belfield, 83, a resident of the Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Haverford, died Thursday, Nov. 19, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 26, 1904, in Bellwood, she was the daughter of Roy and Lillian Lauver Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Belfield, in 1982. A graduate of Penn State University, she was a former teacher of home economics in Philadelphia. She attended the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the Merion Golf Club of Haverford, and a volunteer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Bower of RD#6, Wellsboro; three grandchildren, David Bower of Merrimack, NH., William Bower of Pleasant Valley, NY., and Mrs. Jennifer Ritt of Buffalo, NY.; and one great-granddaughter. A private memorial service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. George B. Lineker officiating. Burial was made in Valley Forge Gardens, King of Prussia. A memorial fund for Mrs. Belfield has been established at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, PO Box 701, Wellsboro, 16901. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

 Word has been received Sept. 10 of the death of Raymond Benson, 77, of Atlanta, Ga. He was born and raised in Tioga, the son of Samuel and Emma Schinke Benson. He graduated from Tioga High School and Meeker's Business Institute in Elmira, NY.  He was employed in Wellsville and Albany, NY with the Don Allen Chevrolet Agency.  Later he owned the Ray Benson Chevrolet Agency in Utica, NY. The Tioga Volunteer Fire Company is using vehicles purchased from his dealership. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Michael Krawcheck of Birmingham, Ala., and Susan and Thomas Felice of Alpharetta, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Connie Benson of Utica, NY.; two sisters, Vendetta Ferguson and Carrie Bruce of Tioga; five granddaughters and one grandson. He was preceeded in death since May by his wife, Mary, mother, Emma Benson and sister-in-law, Grace Benson of Tioga. Funeral and burial were in Birmingham.

 Georgia L. Schill, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Saturday, October 1, 1994. Mrs. Schill was a former employee of the Valley Stockyards and a housewife for most of her life. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Wayne Rogers of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; grandchildren, Sabrina and Richard von Hagn, Desiree Tremblay and Melanie Rogers, all of Elmira, NY, Reginald Rogers of Leroy, NY and Mary Rogers of Binghamton, NY; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Schill, in 1976 after 42 years of marriage. (TGR, Thursday, October 6, 1994)

 Clarence A. Scott Sr., 67, of Troy RR 1, PA, died Friday, October 7, 1994 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born to John H. and Helen Rogers Scott on August 29, 1927 in Sylvania, PA.  He was the youngest of seven children. He graduated with honors from Troy High School agriculture program.  He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, Sylvania, starting out in the Cradle Roll. He was a dairy farmer, a tree surgeon and worked for Cummings Lumber Co. and in the mines for the Jones & Bragg Mining Co. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Doris Lamb Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Clarence and Becky Scott Jr. of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Steve Coyle of Troy, Vickie and Wayne Tyler of Elmira, NY and Pamela and Ralph Huffstetler of Riverside, CA; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Evelyn Scott, Russell and Gladys Scott, Elmer and Alberta Scott, George and Doris Scott, Ernest and Violet Scott and Mark and Louise Scott, all of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held October 11 at the Family Health Center with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Clarence A. Scott Sr. Memorial Foundation, PO Box 23, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)

 Bessie I. Shedden Foster, 74, of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, October 12, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bessie was a homemaker for many years and worked for the Elmira City School District as a school crossing guard. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Glenn Smith of Manchester, CT, Sharon and Gary Zack of Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Helen Kay Shedden of Gillett, PA, Ronald L. and Barbara Shedden of Gillett, PA; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Smith of Montrose, PA, Ruth Rice of Kirkwood, NY; brother-in-law, Harry Smith of Wysox, PA; sister-in-law, Dena Allen of St. George, UT; mother-in-law, Mary Foster Smith of Oriskany, NY. She was predeceased by husbands, Duane Shedden in 1960 and Erwin Foster in 1981; brothers, Frank Allen and Lloyd Allen and sister, Beatrice Smith. (TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)

 Craig A. Howland, 40, of Monroeton, PA died unexpectedly Sunday, October 16, 1994. Born on January 13, 1954 in Sayre, PA he was the son of Ellis and Jean Talada Howland. Craig was a graduate of Towanda High School and served in the US Navy.  He was employed as head chef for the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO for nine years. He is survived by his wife, Margo Orris Howland; sons, Kris of Big Pond, PA and Jeremy of Ulster; daughter, Carie of Big Pond; father, Ellis "Red" Howland of Towanda; his mother, Jean Howland of Muncy; a sister and a brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on October 19 (1 pm) with Pastor Michael Bahr officiating and private interment services.(TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)

 Arlene L. Eggleston, 63, of the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, PA, died Saturday, October 8, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born December 22, 1930 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of Robert and Lou Keefer Eggleston. Arlene was a resident of the Martha Lloyd School for 50 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where she sang in the choir.  She enjoyed music and was a friendly lady who had a smile for everyone. She is survived by an uncle, Richard Eggleston of Terrace Park, Ohio and a cousin, Dr. Ross M. Bushyager of LeRaysville, PA. Memorial services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Troy October 12 (1 pm) with the Rev. James Barrett officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Martha Lloyd School, 190 West Main St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)

 Letha R. Reynolds, 93, of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA died Friday, November 11, 1994. Born September 19, 1901 in Zalma, MO, she was a resident of Sayre, PA since 1954. She is survived by a son, David Reynolds, of Seattle, WA and a niece, Catherine Hauck, of Atlanta, GA. She was predeceased by sisters, Ada and Almeda. Private services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, November 24, 1994)

 Ronald "Allyn" DeWolf Jr. of Harpursville, NY died Tuesday, December 13, 1994 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY after an extended illness. He was born April 10, 1960, the son of Ronald A. DeWolf Sr. of Rummerfield and the late Betty Orshal. Allyn, as he was the best known, attended Towanda schools and lived in the area for many years before moving to New York State. Besides his father, he is survived by the mother who raised him, Sylvia Murch DeWolf; Denise and their children, Kyle, Aaron, Dennis, Heather and Audrey, all at home; a brother, Giles David DeWolf of Monroeton, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Ronda and Larry Kimball and children, Michael, Shane and Wendy, all of Big Pond, PA.  He is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his mother who died in 1960 he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Orshal; and his paternal grandparents, Lyman and Ethel DeWolf. A memorial was held December 17 at St. Peter Episcopal Church in Bainbridge, NY. (TGR, Thursday, December 22, 1994)

 Jon E. Morgan, 51, of Quincy, Mich., died June 13, 1995, at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jon was born Oct 9, 1943. He retired from the US Army after 20 years with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Division. He leaves his devoted wife of seven years, Carol Morgan, Quincy; children, Linda (Mrs. Tracy) Landry of Columbia Cross Roads, Tenn.; Dawn (Mrs. John) Harnick of Dundee, Mich.; Laura, Jerry and Sara Scare, at home; five grandchildren; parents, James and Fay Morgan, Troy; brothers, Kelvin and Irene Morgan of Mansfield; Wayne and Sonya Morgan of Troy; sisters, Anita and Ozzie Osgood of Gillett; June and Jerry Peffer of Wellsboro; May and Gordon Decker of Wellsburg; Elaine and Darrell Rockwell, Troy; 21 nieces and nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins; grandfather, Happy Tiller, Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro; grandmother, Hattie Chenault, Amelia Nursing Home, Amelia, Va. He was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Chenault in 1948 and a brother, Dennis Morgan, in 1992. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. (TGR, Saturday, June 17, 1995)

 Russell W. Boal, 85, of RD#1, Mainesburg, died Friday, Jan. 8, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Jan. 24, 1902, at Clearfield, he was the son of Caleb and Anna Spencer Boal. He was the a member of the United Methodist Church, Mainesburg, and the Corinthian Lodge, F and AM, of West Orange, NJ. Surviving are his wife, the former Madeline Watson; a son, Robert of Madisonville, Ky.; three daughters Mrs. Phyllis Lang of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Vester Ensminger, with whom he and his wife lived, and Mrs. Jacqueline Schrage of West Orange, NJ.; a sister Mrs. Carrie Smay of Clearfield; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield, Sunday, Jan. 10. The funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 11, at the Bennett-Houser Funeral Home in Clearfield.  The Rev. James Sunderland, Pastor of Centre Grove United Methodist Church, Clearfield, officiated. Burial was made in Crown Crest Cemetery, Clearfield.

 Mrs. Lillian Bigelow, age 77, of Westport, NY died April 10, 1972 in Ticonderoga Hospital.  Lillian was the daughter of the late Orrin and Alice Smith of Mainesburg, Pa. Survived by her husband, Theodore Bigelow Sr., two sons Theodore Jr. of Westport, NY, and Galen of Ticonderoga, NY, 9 grandchildren; also sisters, Mrs. Nellie Dorsett of Ithaca, NY, Mrs. Bessie Chamberlain of Troy, Pa, Mrs. Irene English of Camp Hill, Pa.; two brothers William Smith of Blossburg and Lawrence Smith of Sylvania; a host of nephews and nieces. Funeral was in Moriah Church.  Burial was at Pt. Henry, NY.

 Philo B. Bostwick, 59, of Morris, died Thursday, July 12, 1973, at his home. He was born May 7, 1914, in Towanda, a son of Leon and Nina Truesdale Bostwick. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Thornton and Mrs. Robert McCarthy, both of Morris; four sisters, Mrs. William Kramer of Williamsport, Mrs. Kenneth House, of Blossburg, Mrs. Kenneth Harris, of Harpersville, NY, and Mrs. Donald Aylesworth, of Albany, NY; several stepchildren and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker Sr., pastor of the Morris United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont.

 Viola Bennett Boyce died at her home in Long Beach, California on March 22, 1973 at the age of 90.  She was the daughter of Grant and Mary Budman Bennett and was born in Catlin Hollow, Charleston Township on November 24, 1882.  She lived in Galeton for some years before moving to Lackawanna near Buffalo, NY.  She then went to California and has resided there since 1911.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fourth and Pine Street, Long Beach, California and attended the services as long as health would permit.  Mrs. Boyce was a Real Estate dealer. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elva Gregory of New Berg, Oregon; a son, Duane  

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