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From The Daily Review Towanda, PA - Submitted by Reva Wagner The following information was taken from the October 22, 1987 Daily Review.  The information is not typed word for word, most of it is completely out of context.  I took information from the articles in order to use the Surnames so that people searching for more recent relatives could get an idea as to where some of their families were in 1987.  The information is correct, just not worded exactly as the newspaper, a shortened version in most cases.  I typed no arrest or conviction information to avoid problems for those in the cases that were found to be not guilty or have served sentences for their crimes.  I avoided putting exact information on family members (such as addresses) in the articles, to protect family members that do not want this information made public to be bothered by others seeking further information.  All surnames have been capitalized and darkened to aid those wishing to find family members.Reva Wagner

DUFFIELDRoy DUFFIELD, 77 Wyalusing  Spring Hill died Tuesday, Oct 20, 1987 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.He was born at Blue Bell, Montgomery County on Nov. 23,1909, the son of the late Horace and Harriet CLAYTON DUFFIELD.Mr. Duffield was a dairy farmer on spring Hill for the past 24 years and previously owned and operated on a farm in Hatfield, Pa for 28 years.He was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption RC Church, Wyalusing.He is survived by his wife the former Theresa O'GARA to whom he had been married for 59 years, a son and daughter-in-law Horace and Pat Duffield of Spring Hill; a brother, Corson Duffield, Conchocken,; four grandchildren, Douglas DUFFIELD and Miss Bonnie DUFFIELD of Spring Hill; Mrs. Helen DUNLAP of Mehoopany; Mrs. Suzanne ROBINSON of New Albany; and five great grandchildren.He was predeceased by two brothers Wilbur in 1977, Russell in 1937 and a sister Mildred in 1945.Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 1987 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with a mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's of the Assumption RC Church, Wyalusing with the Father Walter P:OMINISKI, pastor officiating.Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m..  A wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m..

MCCARTHYRose Isabell McCarthy, 87, formerly of Towanda  died Tuesday evening, Oct 20, 1987 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, where she had been a guest for the past nine years.Born Feb. 28, 1900 on Morley Hill, Rome Township, she was the daughter of James Francis and Elizabeth BUSTIN MCCARTHY .Miss McCarthy was a graduate of Rome High School and the nursing school in Ithaca.She served as assistant director of nursing at Bellview Hospital in New York City for many years, retiring in 1965.She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at the SS.Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.Interment will be in the parish cemetery.The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, where the recitation of the rosary well be held this evening at 7 p.m..

VAN NOYFuneral services for Leslie D. VAN NOY, 83, of Troy were held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home Troy, with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating.Burial was in the Glennwood Cemetery, Troy.Pallbearers were Brad WEAVER, Dan WAGNER, Harold HOOSE, Jr., John PARSELL, Richard VAN NOY, Bryce VAN NOY, and Tom DEWEY.WILCOXThe funeral services for Eloise S. WILCOX of  Kissemmee, Fla., formerly of Monroeton, was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.Interment was in Monroeton Cemetery.Pallbearers were Howard, Roger, Ross and Brent HUGO; Dan GOODSTAL and James McMAHON. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES Floyd and Mary Alice MILLER of Monroeton are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary.

BIRTHSDennis and Deann HORTON MOSIER of Ulster a son October 20 at Robert Packer Hospital.  (From personnel information I know this family and Deann is the daughter of Richard and Judy BOWEN HORTON.)Lisa MEAD and Thomas DUNN of Monroeton a daughter October 20 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.BIRTHDAYSCharles (Micky) MCMICKLINMARRIAGE LICENSEJohn R. NYSTRAND of Meshoppen and Nancy I. NYSTRAND of Meshoppen. DEEDSSayre Borough, USA Farm, Home Admin to Dawn M. DUNN Sept 30.Ulster Township, Esther S. GRANT to Norma SCHROEDER, Oct 14.Municipal seats to be filled via voting Nov 3Alba Borough councilman:  Lorelei BE. COLTON, Ronald COLTON, Dale G. PALMERAlbany Township: Supervisor:  Donald E. HENDRICKSONArmenia Township: Supervisor: Kevin B. BARRETT, Kenneth Bill MIDDAUGHAthens Borough:First Ward Councilman David M. MAYSecond Ward Councilman: John G. DUGANThird Ward Councilman: Marilyn W. TIDLOW, Raymond L. DARLING Jr.Fourth Ward Councilman: John P. FOSTERAthens Township (First and Second districts)-------Supervisor:E. Murice FAY, Files L. WOODRUFF,Burlington BoroughCouncilman: Douglas C. YOUNG, Domenick Petrucci, Martin P RENZO, Jr.Burlington Township: George H. FUNKWest Burlington Township: Supervisor: Dean L. WAGNER, James A. CHAMBERLAINCanton Borough: Councilman: Robert W. COLES, Susan K. SPENCER, Marilyn I. SCOTT, Gregory R. BALDWINCanton Township: Supervisor: Gary S. FERGUSONColumbia Township: Supervisor: Lawrence ROLOSONFranklin Township: Supervisor: Albert S. CUNFER, Daniel M. JENNINGS, Robert E. COBBGranville Township: Supervisor: Theodore M. FOUSTHerrick Township: Supervisor: Chester OSTROWSKY, Paul W. STRONG Jr.Leraysville Borough: Counsel Preston RUSSELL, Alvin E. CATONLeroy Township: Supervisor: Harold J. SHEDDEN Jr.Litchfield Township: Supervisor: Pennie L FRENCHMonroe Borough: Councilman: William S. SHAW, Leo H. DALPIAZ, Mark S. SHAW, Robert MEHALCHICKMonroe Township: Robert C ABRAMS Sr., Richard E. TEETERNew Albany Borough: Councilman: Linda ABRAMS, John J. HANZOK, Robert E. MANAHAN, Joseph K. HARRISOrwell Township; Supervisor: Calvin BRINKOverton Township: Supervisor: Gene CARNERPike Township: Supervisor: Dean P. AllisRidgebury Township: Supervisor: Robert C. BOWMAN, Neal HALSTEADRome Borough: Councilman: Beverly A. KLINE, Harold COLE Jr., John D. KIPP,Rome Township: Supervisor: Charles F. LABARRE Sr.Sayre Borough: (all five wards) Councilman: Linda WILCOTT LAMAN, Michael Denny THOMAS, Barbara J. AULT, Robert C. SCHRADER, Francis J. ALITERI, Patrick J. MUSTO, Joseph W. DESISTI, Eugene F. PaluzziSheshequin Township: Supervisor: L. Robert COLESmithfield Township: Supervisors: Genevieve F. TeeterSouth Creek Township: Edward P. BALLARD, Elmer F. FULMERSouth Waverly Borough: Councilman: Beverly B. VARNER, Christopher J. SHAFER, Fred LABLANC, Thomas J. LONG,                                      James MCCONNELL,TAX COLLECTOR: Dorothy S. YANUZZI, Marla ROLFE.Springfield Township: Supervisor: John M. CHAPMANStanding Stone Township: Supervisor: John M. CHAPMANStevens Township: Supervisor: There are no ballot candidates listedSylvania Borough: Supervisors: Donald L. Ripley, George E. MYERS, Vernon LUCKEYTerry Township: Supervisors: Francis D. HardenstineTowanda Borough: Councilman: 1st Ward: There are no ballot candidates listed                            Councilman 2nd Ward: Robert D. FARLEY                            Councilman 3rd Ward: Larry F. JONES, John A. ARBY Sr.Towanda Township Supervisor: Charles H. Jennings, Donald BovierNorth Towanda Township: Supervisor: Frederick A. Bailey, Terry J. SHEETSTroy Borough: Councilman: Dennis F. BEARDSLEE, Gerald VOLLIMER, Walter S. CORBETTTroy Township Supervisor: Homer R. LYONTuscarora Township: Supervisors: John SPENCERUlster Township: Supervisor: Donald BISHOP, Don TUTTLEWarren Township; Supervisor: Glenn E. ROGERSWells township: Supervisor: Edgar A. WRIGHT, Leonard J. KULAGO, Loren H. ROYWilmot Township: Supervisor: Mark DIETZWindham Township: Supervisor: Brain G. BECKWITHWyalusing Borough: Councilman: David A. BURGESS, Susanne L. CERNIGLIA, Earl C. LEWIS Jr., Neil LATIMER, GWEN                                            PICKETT, E. Wayne STEELEWyalusing Township: Supervisor: LaVern M. JOHNSON, Robert E. STEVENS IIWysox Township: Supervisor: No ballet candidates are listedMarie TERILIZZI was running for Phothonotary.Richard EATON was running for Bradford County Commissioner.David E. ROSS was running for Bradford County Commissioner.Thomas J. FAIRCHILD was Towanda Borough's manager.James O. POWELL was running for District Justice in the 3rd Judicial DistrictElizabeth ANTONOW was running for Register and Recorder Steve SILWINSKI, an art teacher at Troy High School was one of 14 selected for the national tour of billboard artthat was to be seen by travelers from the East coast to the West Coast this year (1987) and next.  The artist are commissioned by the MetroArts of Harrisburg.Major funding for the project was provided by DuPont Corporation.Cities which featured the highway billboards included Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Wilmington, Del., Baltimore, MD and Los Angeles, CA.NOTE: A picture of one of his billboards was pictured.Vice President Edward B. WOODRUFF of the Bradford County Shrine Club announced that the October meeting of the club will be held at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Legal Notice Letters of Administration on the Estate of Peter J. WINTER the 3rd, late of Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, who died September 18, 1987.  Joan E WINTER adn Peter J. WINTER Jr. co-administrator's.A hearing was held at the Courthouse before the Honorable Evan S. Williams, relative to the monies owed to the estates of Walter LOOMER and Donald MILLER.   NOTE: These men were killed in a airplane crash. A new sewer line was being installed in Troy and progressing on scheduled, according to Orville HUNTER, project manager from the Milnes Company, Tunkhannock.  John PARSELL Troy Borough manager said the total sewer project cost will be in excess of $2.3 million.The Sullivan Roofing Team of Athens were fourth again at the ASA National Modified Fastpitch Softball Tournament.  The event was held in Decatur, Georgia.  Dennis Gargas was selected to the first team All-American squad as a utility infielder, Gargas batted .290 for the tournament.Named for the second team were centerfielder Leigh Shaffer, who batted .300, and Bob Plew; who put together a 4-1 record on the mound.Catcher Jim Munkittrick was picker for the third team with a .385 batting average.  He was joined by pitcher Randy Nash who had two wins, one loss and a save.Fran Corbin led the tournament with his four home runs.Sullivan Roofing did captured the Quinlan Park Major Modified League championship this past season and in the Binghamton Major Modified League.Members of the team include: Dave FRANCHER, Randy VARGASON, Leigh SHAFFER, Dennis GARGAS, Fran CORBIN, Bryan FULLER, Gary SMITH, Dave HORTON, Jim MUNKITTRICK, Bob PLACE, Randy NASH, Larry KNOWLES, Mike MERRIT, John ROBINSON, coach; Mark YANUZZI, manager.Ron TOBIN shot a seven point buck in Rummerfield.  Field dressed the trophy weighed 175-pounds and featured a 22 inch spread. Review's Best in Bowling                                     Shamrock Lane MEN                                                                WomenBrown Myron,                                             Reynolds VickiMadigan Dave                                                  Cotter StaceyFox Mike                                                         Seymour RobinSiblom Jim                                                 McMahon NancyEstes Scott                                                Crain LindaSutton Rich                                                     Reynolds VickiJohnson Rich                                              Lane DebbieWalters Mark                                                   Gunn EllenCotter Chuck                                               Brown Peggy                                        Starlight Lanes Williams Wayne                                               Moore BettyWelliver Mike                                                    Doyle B. J.Curry Kevin                                                  Burkowitz AngieMurray Dave                                                 Curry SandyMoore Gayle                                                Hendershot VirginiaMoore Glenn                                                Lantz ArleneGeissler Tom                                               Burleigh TerriStrope Bill                                                        Shoemaker CathyBurleigh Jim                                                Maryott JaneReeve Benny                                               Driesbaugh Jean                                   Terrace Lanes Kuhl Joe                                                          Hulslander JudyHunter Orr                                                       Berry MarthaManley Jerry                                               Cooper PatSeymour Harry                                            Rogers AnnieReynolds Keith                                            Williams TootiLloyd Bill                                                     Griess GloriaKeegan Mike                                               Lyon PudgeBrown Mert                                                 Garrison RuthHorton George                                             Rogers Mary Lou                                                                        Lent Bea Open House to celebrate 25th anniversary. An open house will be held on Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DENISON of Ulster.The event will be held at the home of Mrs. Denison mother, Mrs. Fredrika HOTALEN, of Sayre.  Co-hostesses will be Mrs. Dennison's sisters, Mrs. Carol EDSALL, Mrs. Deetta KRISER and Mrs. Eva KRETSCH.Mr. Dennison and the former Joyce Hotalen were married October 27, 1962, at the Athens Methodist Church.  The Rev Paul HULSLANDER officiated.Their attendants were Eva KRETSCH and Richard FRISBIE.  Mr. and Mrs. Denison are the parents of four sons; S. Sgt. Robert Jr. serving with the U.S. Air Force in Germany; Airman 1st class Troy Denison, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Clearfield, Utah; Eric and Sean at home.They have two grandchildren Joshua of Germany and Ashley Lara of Utah, Mrs. DENSON is employed at Dupont and Mr. Denison is self employed.

Glancing BackwardOctober 22, 1962 Quarterback Larry FRISBIE a pepper-box all the way sparked the Athens Bulldogs to a win at the Roosevelt Trail League Championship Saturday afternoon by turning back the Wyalusing Rams 26 to 6.  While he was filling the air with passes three of them for touchdowns, Bob BROTZMAN second string Quarterback was filling the air with punts keeping Athens from additional scoring.Harriet DRIGGS of New Albany, Miss Nancy McCRACKEN of Towanda and Miss Gail TOMPKINS of Wyalusing entered the School of Nursing of the Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.Mrs Sue HENDERSON, Miss Ellen FRANKLIN and Ella S. REPSHER represented the Towanda BPW Club at the fall conference Saturday at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.October 22. 1937 Informed last evening that the youngsters about town have already started some of their Halloween pranks.  Burgess C.S. LILLEY asked youngsters responsible for the troubles to "go easy."Barney LEWIS, having been in business in Towanda for over half a century, had an interesting experience yesterday when a bill made out by him 45 years ago was returned to him.  The bill had been made out to William FOYLE father of Charles FOYLE.  Charles found it in the attic.Howard ELLSWORTH, new commander of the American Legion Post here, last night announced his appointments for the office of Adjutant and Sergeant- At Arms.  Rodney SMILEY has been named adjutant, succeeding Larry FILNAN; Leo KELLEY as Sergeant-At-ARMS succeeding Claude TRAVIS. Letters to the Editor from Fred A. COLEMAN, Lorton BLAIR, Wirt TAYLOR and Robin MUZZY Photo's of the following appeared in the paper for the lucky numbers bingo and license lotto winners, a game ran by The Daily Review.  Barbara PARKS (surname was SHRIMP) I know her personally), Vaughn L. BOWEN (there from Florida) Eunice DODGE, were the winners, ELLEN ALLIS and Laura SYLVESTER worked for the paper and district manager was Jim KOBBE, district manager, circulation. A ladder broke loose from a truck driven by Michael SHAYLOR, of Troy and entered the northbound lane, striking the vehicle driven by Joseph SOOS'S of Gillett's vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway striking an embankment. SOOS's was ejected and pinned under the vehicle.  He was listed in satisfactory condition. Raymond TYRELL, was named interim principal at SRU High School following the resignation of Carimar PATRICIAN.  Tryell retired after 32 years with the Waverly Central School.Walter HUTZ , Superintendent of Athens School indicated that TYRELL was not interested in retaining this position permanently.  TYRELL was expected to be there for three or four months. Advertiser's appearing in the Daily Review October 22, 1987.Rosh Farm's, SayreParrish Family Deli, SayreAckley's Travel Service, Inc. TowandaBradford Seafood, TowandaHeritage Nursing Home, AthensKenOWLETT, Insurance TowandaArnot Mall Corning/Elmira, NYThe Hub, TowandaJackson Mobile Homes, WysoxCalhoun's wood and Coal Burner's, East AthensNorthern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, TowandaAction Cleaner's (Lori BROWN) carpet cleaning Towanda and Waverly, NYRoot's Corner Store, CantonDon Simmons's, Athen'sValley Instant Homes, AthensBob's Cycle Shop, AthensHarris Homes, Junction of Rte 6 and 220, TowandaCan-Tro Yamaha, CantonFactory Direct Homes, 2 miles south of Athens (Green's Landing)The Country Wolff Troy just before Barrett HillJay Carpet Center, Athens14 Appliance & T.V. Troy, Wysox and CantonAgway Energy Products Rt. 6 Towanda (Wysox)Valley Wood Works TowandaHaigh's Pond (V.F.W.) Potterville/LeraysvilleBiddin Barn 17C Waverly, NYBob's Honda SayreHenry Dunn Inc. Real Estate, TowandaWilliam's Oil Co. Inc. TowandaPalmer Mobile Homes, Inc.  Waverly, NYCalkins Chrysler--Plymouth--Dodge, TroyOld Timer's Log Homes, Nashville, TNCentury 21 Jackson Real Estate, WysoxMetro Honda, BerwickHarold's, Sayre and TowandaThe Carter Co., Inc.  North TowandaNew York State Store Waverly and TowandaBloss Bootery Inc., TowandaTowanda Gun ClubMountainhouse Inn, New AlbanyDirect Connection Seafood, New AlbanyHotel Wyalusing, WyalusingAmerican Legion Post # 534, WyalusingTowanda Eagle's Club # 1367, TowandaO"Brain's Inn, 17C WaverlyThe Williamston Inn  Rt 6 WysoxSinbad's Family Restaurant, TowandaNorth Orwell Community Hall, dinner benefiting Rome Chapter# 26, OrwellOur Place (formerly T. J.'s) MonroetonUlster Fire Hall (craft show), UlsterHurley's Home and Garden, Athen'sLisa's Hair Headquarters, RomeWarren Center United Methodist Church ( turkey supper) Warren CenterAUCTIONSHerrickville/Camptown Road.  Owner Jack BELCHER Sr.  Auctioneer June BROWN  (due to health problems)Wyalusing, PA Lena EBERLIN Estate, Auctioneer: Jerry BURKE  executrix: Patricia HUFFMANEstate Auction to settle an estate, on Grimley Road, Litchfield Township, auctioneer: Roy HOTTLE

Geraldine R. Allen Jennings, 76, of East Canton died on April 9, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira following an extended illness. She was born in Windfall March 16, 1919, a daughter of the late James and Jennie Shedden Allen. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and her home. In addition to her husband of 56 years, Donald R. Jennings, Sr., she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Jr. and Barbara Jennings of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Joe Stout of Bentley Creek, Marjorie and Gerald Dunbar of Troy, Mary Lou and Bill Anderson of Troy, Edith and Tom Franklin of Towanda, and Jennie and John Cook of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, James Jr. and Shirley Allen of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Pat Bellows of Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law Ethel and Art Chamberlain of Burlington and Martha and Ron Weeks of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A family funeral service was held with Rev. Jasper S. Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton, PA. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the America Heart Association, 912 W Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. (TGR Thursday, April 27, 1995)

Elvira L. Bray, 86, of Roaring Branch RR 1 died on Monday, April 17, 1995, at her home. She was the widow of the late Charles Bray and had lived in the area since 1990. She was born Oct. 14, 1908, in Easton, Pa. She was a retired clerk for the DeVoe Funeral Service, Washington, NJ for 40 years. She attended the East Granville Baptist Church and was active at the Canton Senior Citizens Center. She is survived by a son, Gerald C. Bray, Roaring Branch; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Bray, and a daughter, Margie Bray. Friends were invited to the East Granville Baptist Church on Friday, April 21. Pastor Karl A. Morgenstern officiated. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa. (TGR Thursday, April 27, 1995)

PAFFENDORF - Dolly Seeley, 65
Dolly Seeley, 65, of Troy RR2 died Saturday, May 6, 1995, at home after an extended illness. She was born Oct 27, 1929, in North Arlington, NJ. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy. Dolly devoted her life to her family and friends. She took great pleasure in caring for others, especially her grandchildren and her home. She is survived by her husband, Gordon W. Seeley Sr. of Troy; parents, Carl and Edna Paffendorf of Hollywood, Fla., children, Curt and Candy Tofts of Troy, Deb and David LeVan of Troy, and Randy Tofts of Connecticut; step-children, Gordon and Karen Seeley of Troy, Harvey and Marge Seeley of Hopewell Junction, NY, Dr. Raymond and Betsy Seeley of Troy, John Seeley of Troy, Sarah Dunbar of Troy, and Jean and Tom Chappell of Coudersport, Pa., 20 grand-children; one great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law Carl and Marge Paffendorf of Long Island, NY; and Doris Corey, her nurse and dear friend during her illness. A memorial service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home with Father Stephen McGough officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR4, Towanda, Pa 18848. (TGR May 11, 1995)

Helen LL Hall, 63, of Gillett RR 1, PA died Friday, April 28, 1995 at the Bradford County Manor. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR Thursday, May 4, 1995)

Robert A. Fessenden, 77, of Wellsboro RR 6, PA died Friday, April 28, 1995 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born July 23, 1917 at Roulette, PA, the son of the late Carroll B. and Emma Ziska Fessenden. He resided in the Wellsboro area for 30 years. He retired from the North Penn Gas Company as a construction superintendent in 1982 with 43 years of service. He was a member of many Masonic bodies and was a U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Doris; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary R. and Patricia Fessenden, Michael C. and Robin Fessenden, all of Roulette, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carlene M. and Thomas Kio of Roulette, Joellen and Louis Little of Peoria, AZ, Terri S. and Thomas Little of Glendale, AZ and Kaleen A. Richardson of Troy, PA; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro on May 2 with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating and interment to be in Lyman Cemetery in Roulette Township, Potter County, PA. Full military honors were accorded at the graveside services. (TGR Thursday, May 4, 1995)

Virginia D. Wood Callegari, 74, of Miramar, FL died in her sleep March 76, 1995. She was the daughter of Richard and Vera Wood and was born in Troy. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; son, Richard; daughter, Susan; and three grandchildren, Adria Ortino, Alison Wood and Jeffrey Ortino. (TGR Thursday, May 4, 1995)

Charles L. Brown, 67, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Sunday, March 19, 1995 as the result of an auto accident. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home. (TGR, Thursday, March 23, 1995)

Henry Strope, 50, of Towanda, PA died Wednesday, April 5, 1995 in Fulton, NY. He was born January 25, 1945 in Sayre, PA, the son of Perry and Una Strope of Towanda RR 3. Henry attended Troy schools and graduated from Troy High School in 1963. He is survived by children, Michael who resides in California and Denise and Stephen, residing in Florida. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Joyce Camp Vilano of Towanda RR 3; and a brother. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. (TGR Thursday, April 13, 1995)

Thomas A. Close, 73, of Galeton, PA died Thursday, April 6, 1995 in his home. Born October 13, 1921 in Galeton, he was a son of Alfred and Rose Pagano Close. Mr. Close was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre and earning two Bronze Stars. He was a retired employee of PennDOT. He was a member of St. Bibianas Church, Galeton VFW, Loyal Order of the Moose, PA Association of Retired State Employees and a member of the River Valley Golf Club. Surviving are special friend, Ruth Cimino of Galeton; brothers George (Ilene) Close of Galeton and James (Kay) Close of Silver Springs, MD; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Angeline) James of Wellsboro; a sister-in-law, Beverly Close of Toy, PA and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Tony Close and a brother, Charles Close. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Bibianas Church April 10 with the Rev. Thomas Brown officiating and burial to be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to St. Bibianas Church, Galeton, PA 16922 or a charity of the donor's choice. (TGR Thursday, April 13, 1995)

Iris R. Fiorentino, 60, of Elmira St., Troy, PA, died Thursday, November 16, 1995 at home. Iris was formerly employed with the Martha Lloyd School in Troy and most recently worked in the family business. She was a cosmetologist. She is survived by her husband, Peter F. Fiorentino; daughters and their spouses, April and Stephen Reed and Carol Ann and Frank Bush; a son, Paul; sisters and their spouses, Cherry and Brian Housden, Diane and David Seaman and Sandra and Bill Meadowcroft. A private memorial service was to be held. Arrangements were made by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)

Gregory J. (Gore) Root, 25, of Troy, PA died Wednesday, November 22, 1995. He was born April 6, 1970 in Troy, PA. He was a graduate of Troy High School and was formerly employed with Cummings Lumber Co., Inc. He was currently employed with Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. in Harrisburg, PA. He is survived by his parents, Quinn and Donna Root of Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Quinn Jr. and Elise Root of Elmira, NY; Bryan and Leslie Root of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Ruth Powell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and her husband, Dr. Richard Powell; three nieces and three nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church of Troy on November 28 with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children and Youth Services (CYS), 220 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)

John Earle, 58, of Canton, PA died Saturday, November 25, 1995 at Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Earle was born on March 16, 1937 in Grover, PA, a son of the late Walter and Sarah M. (Carl) Earle. Mr. Earle is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Patti Earle of Lititz, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Tracy Rusher of Strasburg, VA, Lynn "Nikki" and Scott Woodward of Troy, Panny and Jerry Nehls of Salladasburg, PA, LuAnn Sykora of Enterprise, AL, Cindy Hall of FL; ten grandchildren; brothers and a sister-in-law, Walter "Jr." and Phyllis Earle of Troy, Robert Earle of Troy and Charles Richard Earle of Canton. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 28 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)

Frank E. Laudenslager, 49, of Williamsport, PA died unexpectedly Thursday, November 23, 1995 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born May 16, 1946 in Blossburg, PA, he was a son of Charles and Florence Bianchi Laudenslager. In earlier years, Frank was employed by Master Contractors in Williamsport. He later tended bar for Kelly's Grill in Williamsport for many years. He was a member of the Williamsport Eagles and S.O.L. Club, Inc. and was a social member of the Williamsport American Eagles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sons, Jason Mull and Erich Laudenslager, both of Williamsport; brothers, Charles Laudenslager of Liberty, PA, Stanley Lauden-slager of Linden, PA, Arthur Laudenslager of Blossburg, Paul Laudenslager of Canton; Mary Havens of Troy, PA, Sue Meuse of Linden, Barbara Slingerland of Troy, Rose Shadduck of Shunk, Ruth Laudenslager of Troy and Debbie Frederick, Nettie Morgan and Esther Smith, all of Canton, PA; special friend, Mary Ruck of Williamsport; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jake Laudenslager and sisters, Bertha Laudenslager, Beverly Cox and Shirley Spencer. Private memorial services were held November 26 at the Calvary Alliance Chapel with the Rev. William Romig officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Laudenslager's memory. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)

Mollie Louisa Amos, 86, died at the Solomons Nursing Center, Maryland on July 23, 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Cleon Amos, retired Lt. United States Navy; sisters, the late Annabell Douglas and the late Pauline Lenker. She was the aunt of the late Opal J. Swartwood and is survived by a half sister, Rosa Jane Houdeshell of Pennsylvania. Memorial services were held July 27 at the Calvert Pines Seniors Home with interment in Glen Abby Memorial Park, Chula Vista, CA. Arrangements were by the Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post, 274 Ladies Auxiliary, 11820 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657.
Ed. Note: The obituary was sent by V. Wayne Swartwood, 12820 Bay Drive, Lusby, MD 20657 who says Ms. Amos lived in Troy, PA at one time. (TGR August 15, 1996)

 Gertrude Packard Rockwell Scott, 74, of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, July 23, 1996 at her home under hospice care. She was born August 24, 1921 in Granville Summit, PA, a daughter of William L. and Lois Meeker Packard. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Elke Rockwell Jr of Bethlehem, PA, Robert and Theresa Rockwell of Fort Myers, FL and Richard and Peggy Rockwell of Elmira, NY; daughter, Patricia Rockwell of Brigantine, NJ; sister and brother-in-law, Elowene and Ted Young of Clearwater, FL; brother and sister-in-law, William and Alice Packard of Dansville, NY; three granddaughters and three grandsons. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville, NY. Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY. (TGR August 1, 1996)

 Rose Zimmerman Stinson, a former Granville Summit, PA resident, died at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Center on Thursday, July 18, 1996.  She was 95 years old. Born in Chalfonte, Bucks County, PA on February 7, 1901 to William and Martha Zimmerman, Rose worked for many years as a seamstress in the once thriving Philadelphia textile mills. In the years following World War II, Rose left the Delaware valley for the northern tier, eventually settling in Granville Summit. She is survived by her brother, John C. Zimmerman of Granville Summit; nieces, Elizabeth Woellmer of Granville Summit and Marti Lee of Harrisburg, PA; nephew, John C. Zimmerman Jr. of Oklahoma; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. William Karle of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre officiating and interment to be in Sunset Memorial Park, Philadelphia. (TGR August 1, 1996)

 Eldon D. Silvernail, 93, of Elmira, NY died Thursday, July 25, 1996 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born December 23, 1902 to Charles and Edna (Thompson) Silvernail. Eldon retired from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad as an engineer.  He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #517. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Jacquelin Silvernail of Gillett, PA; Charles and Virginia Silvernail of Lindley, NY and Shirley Silvernail of Millerton, PA; stepchildren, Catherine Anderson, Orwin Campbell and Anna Ward along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held July 28 at the Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. (TGR August 1, 1996)

 Edward McMahon, 68, of Monroeton, PA died Wednesday, July 24, 1996 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born December 31, 1927 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Farrell McMahon. A US Navy veteran, he was employed by the former Acme Markets in Dushore and Towanda, PA and served as Union Steward for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda, the Holy Name Society, BPOE No. 2191, Towanda, Loyal Order of Moose, Canton, American Legion Post No. 996, Dushore, New Albany VFW Post, Towanda Gun Club and the Wheel Inn, Canton. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Robert F. and Susanne M. McMahon of Granville Summit, PA and Hugh M. and Maria D. McMahon of Lockwood, NY; a daughter and her fiance, Diane M. Kenyon and Jon D. Kulick of Towanda; son, Ronald L. Bennett of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie L. and Russell D. Lawrence of Monroeton; grandchildren, Jill C. Cranmer Johnson of Monroeton, Jessica and Layla McMahon of Granville Summit, Ian and Lea McMahon of Lockwood, NY, Sarah and Erin Kenyon and Kachine Kulick, all of Towanda; two sisters and brothers-in-law and one brother and sister-in-law; He was preceded in death by a brother Eugene and an infant sister. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 29 at SS. Peter and Paul Church with interment following in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore.  The Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 was to accord full military honors.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  (TGR August 1, 1996)

 Lawrence H. Miller, 86, of East Troy, PA died Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born March 22, 1910 in Lisbon, NH, the son of Edward C. and Annie Gendron Miller. He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Capt. Albert H. Prouty VFW in North Brookfield, MA.  He retired from Quaboug Rubber Co. in North Brookfield, MA in 1975. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley (Sisco) Miller; daughters, Donna Clark of Whitinsville, MA, Ruth Campbell of East Brookfield, MA, Sharon Ekstrom of Worcester, MA, Anna Griffen of Hamilton, MT, Arleen Huard of West Brookfield, MA, Merie Trottier of Webster, MA and Peggy Toedter of Warsaw, IN; sons, Edward G. of Hamilton, MT, Larry of Spencer, MA, Ernest of Dahlia, FL and Richard of Clinton, MA; stepchildren, Debra Brown and Kurt Sisco of Troy, PA; sister, Merie Lowrey of Thomasville, GA; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; former wife, Winifred Miller of Spencer, MA; dear friend, Donna Pariseau of North Brookfield. He was predeceased by daughters, Nancy Bercaume of Spencer, MA and Nanette Miller of East Troy. Funeral services were held June 10 at the Pillsbury Funeral Home in North Brookfield with the Rev. David Libby officiating and burial to be in Worcester County Memorial Park.  Local arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR Thursday, June 13, 1996)

 Word has been received in the area of the death of Donald C. Cory, 56, of Easton, PA.  The brother of Columbia Cross Roads farmer Robert Cory, he died Friday February 9, 1996 near Easton when his single-engine Cessna struck a darkened radio tower. He was born June 25, 1939 in Orange, NJ, the son of the late Robert and Doris Soares Cory. A pilot with more than 28,000 hours of flight time, Donald Cory served in the US Marine Corps and, after his discharge, flew for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.  He resided in Easton for the last three years. He is survived by his wife, the former Cora Jane Widenor; a daughter Heather of Bedminster, NJ; a son, Donald Jr. of New Hope, PA;  brothers, John of Easton and Robert of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. (TGR Thursday, February 22, 1996)

 Donald Soper Woodworth, 72, formerly of Roseville, PA, died June 6, 1996 at the VA Hospital in Bath, NY after a prolonged illness. He was born May 13, 1924 in Sopertown, Bradford County, PA. As a young man he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and when discharged in July 1942 was the youngest first sergeant in the CCC.  He enlisted in the Army and served as a machine gunner in WW II and received several awards. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad after 36 years employment and was a member of the Methodist Church in Roseville.  He was a member of VFW Post 901 in Elmira.
 He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Larry Doan of Austinville, PA and their children, Billie Sue and Jeremy Doan, living at home; step-daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Herbert Yost of Lowman, NY and their children, Allen and Lewis, also of Lowman; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Beverly Woodworth of Williamson, NY and their children, John, David and Stacey Woodworth, also of Williamson; cousins, Will, Janice and Janwyn Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Woodworth, on June 7, 1995. Memorial services were held June 10 at the home of his daughter, Donna Doan in Austinville with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. (TGR Thursday, June 20, 1996)

 Gleyna Baumunk Vogt, 91, of Forksville RR 1 (Elkland Twp.), PA died Friday, July 12, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born August 4, 1904 on a farm near Lincoln Falls, PA she was the daughter of the late Philip and Irene Letts Baumunk. She was a longtime member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Bernadine and Gene Bown of Columbia Cross Roads, PA;  grandchildren and their spouses, Barbara and Jack Swingle of Athens, PA; Ted and Janet Bown of Canton, PA; Christine and Alan Painter of Troy, PA; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Bown, Lacey, Milly and Jesse Painter; a sister, Phyllis Molyneaux of Dushore, PA; sisters-in-law, Naomi Baumunk of Sabinsville, PA and Caroline Baumunk of Shunk, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Vogt, in 1950; a daughter, Jane Hess, in 1992;  a grandson, Sanford Bown, in 1978; brothers, Arthur Baumunk in 1990 and Lawrence Baumunk in 1995; and a sister, Amber Battin, in 1993. Funeral services were held July 16 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Matthew Pickering officiating and interment to be in Forksville Cemetery, Forksville, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church c/o Grace Bown, RR 1, Forksville, PA 18616 in Mrs. Vogt's memory. (TGR Thursday, July 18, 1996)

 Ronald W. Hawkins, 59, of Troy RR 2, PA, died at Laporte United Methodist Home on July 2, 1996. Born in Philadelphia on December 14, 1936, he was the son of Erma and the late William E. Hawkins Sr. He lived in the East Troy area for the past 10 years with his brother and sister-in-law, William and Shirley Hawkins. He was a veteran of the Koran Conflict, serving in Germany with the US Army. Ronnie and his brother worked together as exterior and interior painters.  In the 80's, he took many trips west to pan for gold.  He loved to draw maps and work crossword puzzles. Surviving are his mother, Irma, Hillcrest Apartments, Troy,  PA; a sister, Barbara Solbery, CA; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Shirley Hawkins; a niece and two nephews in CA. Private services and interment were held at the convenience of the family. (TGR Thursday, July 18, 1996)

Gerald Walton "Walt" Kilbourn, 85, Canton, PA died Saturday, April 20, 1996 at his home. Born May 10, 1910 in Roaring Ranch, PA he was a son of the late Lloyd and Ida Williams Kilbourn. Mr. Kilbourn served his country in the US Army during World War II. Walt was employed by Baumunk Lumber Co. in Forksville for 18 years until his retirement in 1972. He held lifetime memberships in the Canton VFW Post No. 714; the Marine Corps League and the Red Run Rod & Gun Club, both in Ralston, PA; and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, PA. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Goldie Drysdale Kilbourn, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Philip "Stub" and Helen Kilbourn of Roaring Branch; a son, Garry Kilbourn of Granville Center; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Connie and William Blaney of Canton and JoeAnn and Richard Brown of Canton; three stepchildren; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services were to held April 24 (2 p.m.) at Spencertown Cemetery, Union Township, PA with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating and VFW Post No. 714 according full military honors. Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Kilbourn's memory. (TGR April 25, 1996)

Luke Michael Bulkley of Owego, NY, son of Andrew and Lauri (Renzo) Bulkley, died on Thursday, March 28, 1996 at Wilson Memorial Hospital as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Isaac Bulkley; his grandparents, Ben and Peggy Bulkley and Martin and Jerri Renzo; aunts and uncles, Michael Renzo and Kim Bulkley; John and Karen Drury, Mark and Faith Bulkley, Helen Fetteroff, Joe and Lori Bulkley; great-grandparents, George and Helen Bulkley; a great-grandmother, Fran Kilgore. (TGR Thursday, April 11, 1996)

Violet Mae Lawrence, 81, of Troy, PA died Saturday, January 27, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born December 10, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of William and Violet Kettra Phillips. Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Lutheran Church of Penndel, PA, the Girl Scouts of America and the Red Ladies Lodge of South Langhorne, PA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Philip G. and Linda Lawrence of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA; son, Richard E. Lawrence of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Glenn, Gretchen, Gayle and Christopher; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip M. Lawrence, in 1988. There will be a memorial service at the Austinville Union Church on Wednesday, January 31 (2 pm) with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery, Hulmeville, PA. 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, February 1, 1996)

Julia M. Quick, 72, Boynton Beach, FL and formerly of Endwell, NY died Friday, February 23, 1996. Mrs. Quick was a former member of the Endwell United Methodist Church of Endwell, NY. She was a 1941 graduate of Newark Valley High School and was a member of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary of Bentley Creek, PA. She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Maria Klima and a son, Ronald Quick. She is survived by her husband, Arnold L. Quick of Boynton Beach, FL; nieces and their husbands, Jane and Eugene Jones of Boynton Beach, FL and Evelyn and Donald McNair of Maine, NY; a great-nephew, Jeffrey Jones of Miami, FL. Memorial services were to be held March 6 (2:00 pm) at the Allen Memorial Home in Endicott, NY with the Rev. Sam Little officiating. (TGR Thursday, March 7, 1996)

Arthur "Tony" Raymond Carpenter Jr., 71, of Caton, NY died Tuesday, February 27, 1996 at his home. He was most recently employed by Bly Landscaping of South Corning, NY. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Carpenter; a daughter, Patricia Riley of Caton; a son, Art Carpenter of Caton; sisters, Helen Dillon of Milan, PA, Florence Doyle of Corning, NY, Dorothy Leach of Waverly, NY and Edna Knickerbocker of Campbell, NY; brothers, Ernest Carpenter of Corning and Edward Carpenter of Mooresville, NC. Private services were to be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home with the Rev. Jefferey Becker officiating and burial to be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. (TGR Thursday, March 7, 1996)

Doris M. Kettell, 78, Corning, NY died Saturday, March 16, 1996 at home. Doris attended Wellsburg United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara J. and William Benson of Corning; Richard Kettle of Alaska; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Elias of Pine City, NY, Georgia Cornell of Elmira, NY, Charlotte Barnes of Troy, PA, Marie Comfort of Penn Yan, NY; brother, Clarence Campbell of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank H. Kettle, in 1992. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on March 21 with the Rev. Donald Lawrence officiating. Those wishing may send memorial donations to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. (TGR Thursday, March 28, 1996)

Walter S. Cole Jr., 65, Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA died Sunday, March 24, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. He was born November 3, 1930 in Elmira, NY, the son of Walter S. and Grace Cole Sr. He was a retired farmer, a past member of the Sylvania Lions and a member of the Terrace Lanes Bowling Association. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Jane (Wolfe) Cole; children and their families, Harold and Beth Cole and their children, Scott and Jay of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA; Rosie and Bill Smith and their children, Billy, Kathy, Danny and Sherrie of Wyalusing, PA; Ike and Patty Cole and their children, Erin, Cassi and Sara, Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; Dave and Kim Cole and their children, Grant, Stephanie, Brandon and Chad of Troy RR 2, PA; Tom and Phebe Cole and their children Mandy and Brad, Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; Susie and Jim Birdsall and their children Jimmy, Nikke and Kimmy of Wyalusing RR 2; Dick and Missy Cole and their children, Tricia, Zack, Shelley, and James Brittany of Harvey's Lake, PA; father, Walter S. Cole Sr. of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Jane Cole, Columbia Cross Roads and Bob and Donna Cole of Webster, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel and Don Cole of Ulster RR 2, Margie Bellows, Big Flats, NY and Marilyn Davis of Bonita Springs, FL; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Edna G. Cole in 1984; brothers, Gary W. Cole in 1983 and Donald E. Cole Sr. in 1989. Graveside memorial services are scheduled Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Cole Cemetery with Robert E. Robinson officiating. 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, March 28, 1996)

Alex "Babe" Yeomans, 87, a lifelong resident of Fassett, PA, died Wednesday, March 13, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born March 14, 1908, the son of Alexander and Frances Tillinghast Yeomans. He was dedicated to his church in Fassett where he served in various capacities over the past 35 years. He was a former deputy game commissioner and a member of Carpenter's Local #532 for over 30 years. A high point in his life came at the age of 77 when he visited Alaska where his father and an uncle had been involved in the Gold Rush. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Larry Ward of Troy, RR 3, PA; special friends, Ruth West of Fassett and Kim West Clarkson of Germantown, MD. Memorial services were held at the Fassett Baptist Church on March 16 with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, c/o William Beechey, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR Thursday, March 21, 1996)

Gertrude Grace Frost Fehnel, 91, of Costa Mesa, CA and formerly of Putnam Township, Tioga County, PA died January 28, 1996 of congestive heart failure. She was the daughter of John S. and Eleanor Jacquish Frost. Mrs. Fehnel was an elementary teacher in PA areas schools, retiring after 43 years. During her retirement she also taught at Martha Lloyd School in Troy, PA and Delta Christian Academy in Stockton, CA. She was a foster grandmother for Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Swavely of Oceanside, CA; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard Frost of Covington, PA; Daniel Frost of East Rochester, NY; sisters, Bea Russell of Corning, NY and Roselyn Thompson of Phoenix, AZ. Her sister, Louise Pellor of Pine Grove, CA predeceased her by one day. She was also predeceased by her husband, Russell Herber Fehnel. Memorial services were held for her in Costa Mesa and another is planned in Pennsylvania at a later date. (TGR Thursday, March 21, 1996)

John "Jack" Riley, 71, of Leesburg, FL died Tuesday, March 5, 1996. Born in East Orange, NJ, he moved to Leesburg from Glen Mills, PA in 1984. He was a retired insurance executive. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Men's Golf Club and Horseshoe Club of Mid-Florida Lakes, a charter member of the Columbia Cross Roads Hunting Camp and a Master Mason in Troy, PA. Survivors include his wife Joyce; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn R. and Anthony Del Negro of Southbury, CT; stepsisters, Esther Wrisley of Pittsburgh, PA and Erma Knowlden of Elmira, NY; three grandsons. Preceding him in death was a son, Thomas W. Riley, in 1994. Arrangements were by the Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg. (TGR Thursday, March 21, 1996)

Arthur E. McClelland, 80, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA died Sunday, March 17, 1996 in Wellsboro, PA. Mr. McClelland was a farmer in the Ridgebury Twp. area most of his life. He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Jean Carpenter of Ulysses, PA; niece, Mrs. Ruth Sprague of Bath, NY; nephew, William Carpenter also of Ulysses. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. (TGR Thursday, March 21, 1996)

Scott R. Spencer, 24, of 2908 Sparton Road, Olney, MD died at home from an unknown cause on May 11, 1996. He was the son of Randall F. and Norma J. Lyon Spencer, fiance of Kristina Ehrhardt of Gaithersbug, MD, grandson of Richard and Sylvia Lyon, Canton, PA and Melissa Spencer, Troy, PA. He had attended West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and was currently attending Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. He planned to attend the University of Maryland in the fall of 1996 and was planning to marry Kristina on August 17, 1996. A memorial service was held May 15th at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 12801 Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20854. (TGR Thursday, May 23, 1996)

Dr. Robert E. Rockwell, 88, of Saratoga Springs, NY died at his home on June 10, 1996 after an extended illness. Born August 15, 1907 in Penn Yan, NY he was the son of Guy C. Rockwell and Mary Biddle Rockwell. He was a graduate of the Troy High School class of 1924, Union College and Albany Medical College. He practiced medicine in Saratoga Springs where he was a surgeon in the Saratoga Springs Hospital from 1937 until his retirement in 1984. At the time of his retirement he was honored by being chosen to be a member of the Pillar Society and by being awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Saratoga Rotary Club. He is survived by sons, Dr. Robert B. Rockwell of Albany, NY and John D. Rockwell of Saratoga Springs; daughters, Susan M. West of New Canaan, CT and Joanne E. Gotha of Arcadia, CA; a sister, Janet R. Sakellarios (229 High Ridge Rd., Franklin, NC 28734); four grandchildren and three nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Gustafson Rockwell, in 1994 and a sister, Marjorie R. Reynolds. Memorial services were held June 22 at the Presbyterian Church of Saratoga Springs. (TGR Thursday, June 27, 1996)

Maude Bartol, 80, of Troy RR 3, PA and of St. Cloud, FL., died Thursday, June 27, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born August 26, 1915 in Boone, NC, the daughter of Amos and Rosa (Norris) Stanbery. She was a member of the St. Cloud United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank M. Bartol who she married on February 24, 1940 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Penny Bartol of Vero Beach, FL; a granddaughter, Alexa; numerous nieces, nephews and kinfolk in Boone, NC. She was predeceased by a brother, Ray Stanbery, in 1995. Calling hours and a prayer service were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 28 with the Rev. James Barrett officiating. Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Hampton Funeral Chapel in Boone, NC with burial to be in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery in Boone, NC. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Redington Avenue, Troy, PA. (TGR July 4, 1996)

Raymond E. Kennedy, 73, Dunnellon, FL died at his residence on August 20, 1996. He was a native of Rutland, PA, and lived in Gillett, PA until 1975. He was a retired excavator/grader operator in the construction field. Surviving are his wife, Esther H. Kennedy of Dunnellon; daughters, Mrs. Yvonne (Dale) Bradley of Gillett, PA, Mrs. Patricia (Clyde) Gilbert of Millerton, PA, Mrs. Linda (Robert) Staudt of Troy, PA and Mrs. Janis (Paul) Hall of Tioga, PA; brother, Earl Kennedy of Millerton; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Robert Funeral Home in Dunnellon. (TGR August 29, 1996)

William P. "Bill" Rusk, 61, of Grover, PA, died unexpectedly September 27, 1996 at his home following a brief illness. Bill was born July 27, 1935 in Ellentown, PA. He was a son of Glenda Swain Rusk and the late Alfred Rusk. He attended Canton High School and was employed for 39 years at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA. He was currently working as an inter-plant truck driver. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Grover. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Clara Mae Wilcox Rusk, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Steve Forrey of Junction City, KS; daughter, Amy Rusk, at home; a son, William D. Rusk of State College, PA; his mother, Glenda Rusk of the Bradford County Manor; grandchildren, Victoria, Isaac and Clara, all of Junction City, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Sandie Rusk of Canton, Tom and Lorraine Rusk of Canton and Ted and Martha Rusk of Wellsboro, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Nils Berquist of Horseheads, NY, Marilyn and John Terry of Rapid City, SC, Mary Jo and Bill Calkins of Troy, PA and JoAnn and Melvin Deitrick of Canton, PA; an aunt, Evelyn Swain of Ellenton, PA; his father-in-law, Clarence Wilcox of Canton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hess and Gail Wilcox of Canton and Bill and Diana Wilcox of Canton; sisters-in-law, Janet Flemming of Canton and Florence Ann Brown of Wysox; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his father, Bill was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Erma Wilcox, in 1992 and a brother-in-law, Gary Flemming in 1990. Memorial services were held October 2 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton with Pastor Clark Acker officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR October 3, 1996)

Clifford H. Smith, 80, of Forest Grove, OR, formerly of East Smithfield, PA and Elmira, NY died Tuesday, October 1, 1996. Clifford was born July 5, 1916 in East Smithfield. He was retired from National Homes of Horseheads, NY. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by children: Joyce (John) Hoyles of Elmira, NY, Richard Smith of Elmira, NY, LaVern (Janette) Smith of Orlando, FL, Louis Smith of Troy, PA; Ronnie (Shirley) Smith of Cornelius, OR, Douglas (Sara) Smith of Wellsburg, NY, Robert (Michelle) Smith of Pine City, NY, Anna Mary (John) Morningstar of Wildwood, FL, Debra (Marcel) Robbins of Wildwood, FL; sisters, Alta Anthony of Towanda, PA, Mary Swain of Troy, PA and Edna Smith; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by his wife Eloise; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Smith; brother, Leslie Smith; sisters, Frieda Campbell and Myrtle Wenzel; great-grandsons, Adam Hoyles and Joshua Butcher. Funeral services were held in Forest Grove, OR. A local memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. (TGR October 10, 1996)

Walter Bower Storch, 98, State College, PA died Saturday, October 5, 1996 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1898 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, a son of the late Justin P. and Caroline Bower Storch. He graduated from Troy High School in 1919 and attended Pennsylvania State College, studying dairy science. He was an official tester for the Holstein Association and later a herdsman at several well-known Holstein herds in the state. In 1928 he began employment with the Pennsylvania State College dairy department and retired after 31 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of State College, PA. He married Bertha Elizabeth Saxton Billett on June 9, 1953; she preceded him in death on August 19, 1978. He is survived by a step-daughter, Betty Levine of Madison, WI; nephews, Phillip Kipp of Avon Park, FL and Robert Storch of Troy, PA; four great-nephews and four grand-nieces. Funeral services were held October 9 (2 pm) at the Koch Funeral Home (2401 South Atherton St.) in State College with the Rev. Dr. Ruth Ann Campagna officiating and burial to be in Centre County Memorial Park in State College. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St., State College, PA, 16801 or the Pasto Agricultural Museum, 201 Ag. Adm. Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. (TGR October 10, 1996)

Norman L. Groner, 81, of Elyria, OH, died August 30, 1996. He is survived by a brother, Arthur (Marian) of Corning, NY; sisters, Ruth Luce, Elmira Heights and Jessie (Sayre) Morgenstern, Gillett, PA. He was born in Waverly, NY and raised in Elmira. He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Vernie Groner; brothers, Henry and Robert; sisters, Marion Roberts and Evelyn Brown. He was laid to rest with full military honors in the Westhaven Memory Garden in Avon, OH. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, PO Box 1381, Elyria, OH 44036. (TGR October 10, 1996)

Raymond E. Hallstead, Jr., 56, Troy, PA died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, October 9, 1996. Raymond was born in Scranton, PA on April 30, 1940 to Raymond E. and Susan R. (Thompson) Hallstead. He was a veteran of the US Army. For 21 years he was an agent for Prudential Insurance. Upon his retirement, he formed and operated his own landscaping business for several years. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as an examiner of driver's license applicants and was a member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). He attended the First Baptist Church of Troy, was a 21-year member of the Troy Lions Club, a 21-year member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Troy Jaycees, a member of the American Legion, a driver for the Troy Ambulance Association and was very involved with the Troy Community Swimming Pool, having worked on its restoration. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Beverly Grove Hallstead; son Mark of Moscow, PA; daughters Cathy Brewer of Mechanicsburg, PA and Susan Hallstead of Pittsburgh; a sister, Donna Smith of Lake Winola, PA; two grandchildren; several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 12 with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy, officiating and interment to be in Fairview Cemetery, Lake Winola, PA. A service was conducted by the Troy Volunteer Fire Department prior to the funeral service. Contributions may be made in Raymond's name to either the Troy Community Pool or the Troy Fire Department Building Fund. (TGR Thursday, October 17, 1996)

Phyllis C. Davis, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 (Bentley Creek), PA, died Monday, October 14, 1996 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Mrs. Davis was a former employee of Trayer Products Inc. of Elmira, NY. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Gene Steves of Glen St. Mary, FL and Carolyn and LaVern Spitz of Ft. Collins, CO; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cheryl Davis of Lowman, NY and Richard and Iona Davis of Sacramento, NM; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, November 12, 1995. Private memorial services were to be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Friends may contribute to the Tri-Township Ambulance Fund c/o Diane Husted, RR 3, Box 76, Gillett, PA 16925 in Phyllis' memory. (TGR Thursday, October 17, 1996)

William P. Manley, 77, of Troy, PA died Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born April 19, 1919 in Rochester, NY, the son of Leon and Julia Price Manley. He was a 1937 graduate of Troy High School. He was an independent insurance agent in Troy for many years. Mr. Manley was a veteran with the US Marine Corps, serving during World War II. He was a member of Troy American Legion No. 49, the Troy Lions Club, the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and AM and Towanda Lodge of Perfection and Williamsport Consistory. He was formerly a member of the Trojan Booster Club and also served on the Boy Scout Committee for Troop 47. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Mr. Manley is survived by his wife of 53 years, Meta Manley (160 Prospect St., Troy); daughter and son-in-law, Carol Lynne and David Wendel of Sanford, ME; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Nancy Manley of Lititz, PA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen York of Troy, PA; several cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Manley. Private services were to be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford Sullivan Lions Eye Bank, PO Box 323, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR November 7, 1996)

Beatrice Hoover, 92, died Sunday, November 3, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA where she was a resident. She was born in Goldsboro, PA, January 9, 1904, a daughter of the late William and Della (Scott) Dobson. Beatrice was the widow of the late Dewey Hoover who died in 1993. She had been a member of the Assembly of God Church in Harvey's Lake, PA. Survivors include a son, David Hoover of Dallas, PA; a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Owen of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; two stepsons; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, E.T. (Tessie) Naugle of Hunlocks Creek, PA, Waneta Dunn of Verona, NY, Florence Haxton Lecher, Smithfield and Verna Blow of Milan, PA. A family committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Those who wish may direct memorials in Beatrice's name to the Bradford County Manor Recreation Fund, c/o Carol Sue McNeal, Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR November 7, 1996)

Louis D. Warren of Zephyrhills, FL died Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at the Royal Oak Nursing Home in Dade City, FL. Formerly of the Big Pond, PA area, he moved to New Hampshire in 1971. Warren was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church. He worked for Kennedy Valve as a machinist from 1955-1971. He is survived by his wife, Letha; daughters and sons-in-law, Letha and Frank Camp of Zephyrhills; Gloria and Kenneth Mott of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Charlotte and Robert Cottenmyer of Richland, FL; Robin and Peter Blancato of Epping, NH; Chrystal and Craig Holley of Brooksville, FL; and Gloria Warren-Johnson of Orlando, FL. A graveside memorial service was held at Oakleaf Funeral Home in Zephyrhills. (TGR November 7, 1996)

     J. Walker Beeghly, 51, of Latrobe, brother of Mrs. Phyllis Auld, of Blossburg, was killed in an automobile accident near his home Monday night, April 24, 1972.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Beeghly.  Surviving, besides his sister at Blossburg are his wife, Anne; a daughter, Sylvia, and a son, Craig, both at home; his mother, of Latrobe, and another sister, Mrs. Carl Adams, of South Bend, Ind.  The funeral and burial were Thursday in Latrobe.

BAGLEY, WALTER D.    Walter D. Bagley, 59, of Shunk, a native of Lycoming County, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1979, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 28, 1919, at Masten, McIntyre Twp., he was a son of George and Bertha Brown Bagley.  Mr. Bagley operated a dairy farm in the Shunk area for many years.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6755, Liberty.  He also was a member of the Shunk-Endless Winds Fire Co.  He and his wife, the former Ida Mae Morgan, observed their 36th wedding anniversary last May.  Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Vickie Boyd, of Forksville; four sons, Drew, Zane and Randy, all of Shunk, and Craig, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Sharrow, of Canton RD 1, and Mrs. Elmer Jenkins, of Shunk; three brothers, Robert, of Ellenton, and Raymond and Carlyle, both of Canton, and 10 grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of Alba Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.  A Family visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Sadie L. Crooker, 94, of RD#2, Corning, N. Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Founder’s Pavilion.  Born in Randalia, Iowa, Aug. 1, 1893, she was the daughter of Anson and Bertha McAlpin Lewis.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Caton United Methodist Church and Caton Grange.  Her husband, Walter Crooker, died in 1971. Surviving are six sons, Curtis and Gerald Crooker, both of Caton, N. Y., James of Bath, N. Y., Richard of Campbell, N. Y., Carlton of Addison, N. Y., and Carley of Caton; three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Bertha) Booth of Tioga, Mrs. Leonard (Lu Lu Belle) Wilson, Jr., of Caton, and Mrs. Richard (Marcia) Cowles of Southbury, Conn., 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Caton United Methodist Church.  Burial was made in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Caton United Methodist Church Fund.

Ernest Cruttenden, age 63, of Nichols, N. Y. formerly of Lambs Creek, died February 8, 1972 at Nichols. Funeral service was held in Endicott, N.Y. on February 10 with burial in the Nichols, N.Y. cemetery. Surviving are his wife Lillian and son William both of Nichols; sisters, Mrs. Estella McConnell and Mrs. Gertrude McConnell both of Mansfield; 2 brothers Norris Cruttenden of Mansfield RD 3 and Herman Cruttenden of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.

Gazette and Bulletin
September 12, 1950
Blossburg Hospital
James Waldron, Blossburg, was taken to the hospital by ambulance yesterday after he suffered a heart attack at his home.
Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

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