This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
JAMES H. BAILEY SR., 46 of Ro-ki Boulevard, Nichols, N.Y. and formerly of Athens, Pa., died early Wednesday morning, May 4, 2005 after being diagnosed only two seeks ago with cancer. James was born on Dec. 5, 1958 in Waverly, N.Y a son of Phillip E. and Betty (Wolfe) Bailey. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1976 and was employed as a Service Engineer for Source One Health Care. A loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather Jim treasured the time spent with his family. He enjoyed being able to be outdoors hunting, camping with his family at Lake Bonin and teaching his granddaughter Mikayla to fish. James is survived by his wife Shawn (Basos) Bailey; his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Joe Rafferty of Apalachin, N.Y.; his sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Sylvia Bailey of Mena, Alaska; Joshua Bailey of Bloomsburg, Pa.; Jason Collins of Nichols, N.Y.; Jared and Danielle Bailey of Sayre, Pa.; Justin Bailey of N.C.; a special granddaughter, Mikayla Rafferty; his parents, Phillip E. and Betty Bailey; grandmother Georgiana Bailey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanna and Jerry Montgomery all of Athens, Pa.; Geneva and Steve Case of Waxsaw, N.C.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Jim was predeceased by his grandson, Dillon Bailey. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of Jim’s life at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with Pastor Wayne Sibrava of the Living Water Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Living Water Baptist Church, Taylor Road, Owego, N.Y. or the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, N.Y. in loving memory of James H. Bailey Sr. –Towanda Daily Review
JAMES R. BEERS – On the evening of Tuesday, April 13, 2004, James Robert Beers of Granville Summit RR 1 died quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 64 years of age. Born in Sayre on Nov. 6, 1939, he was a son of Carl R. and Mary (Dalton) Beers. Jim attended the LeRoy Schoo9l and Canton Area High School, graduating with the class of 1956. After high school, Jim pursued his life’s ambition, farming for the next 44 years until his retirement in 2000. As a young man, Jim was introduced to Mary Idona Kelly, known to her friends as Dona, she was the sister of Jim’s friend’s girlfriend. The relationship blossomed into romance and Jim and Dona were wed Sept. 5, 1960. Together they raised four sons and a daughter. In earlier years, Jim had been active with the Open Hand Grange in LeRoy, having served several terms as master. He was also active in the other farm-related organizations. Jim served as secretary-treasurer to the LeRoy Township supervisors and later as a supervisor for Granville Township. When his children began to get involved with sports activities, Jim focused all of his free time on them. He remained very involved in the lives of his children and later his grandchildren, taking pride in their every achievement. He was a man of faith and attended the Granville Center Church of Christ. Jim was an uncomplicated, unpretentious man who enjoyed the simple gifts that life has to offer. In his own quiet and simple way, he touched the lives of many. Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary “Dona” Beers, at home, son James R. Jr. (and Rachael) Beers and granddaughters Sydney and Nicole, of Albany, Ore., son Thomas F. (and Mary Jo) Beers and granddaughters Julia and Sarah of Arkport, N.Y., son John A. (and Lynda) Beers and granddaughters, Allison and Becky Spencer of Granville Summit, son Stephen C. (and Sarah) Beers and granddaughter, Sadie Mae of Granville Summit, daughter Katherine (and Rolf) Rupprecht and grandson, Christopher and Dominic of Stanhope, N.J., brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ben and Peggy Bulkley of Granville Summit, brother in law Pat Kelly of North Carolina, and sister-in-law Ann Weston of Williamsport, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel White. In accordance with Jim’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. However, the family wishes to extend an invitation to everyone to join in a celebration of Jim’s life at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at the Granville Center Church of Christ, Route 514, Granville Center with the Rev. George Ogden officiating. A time of food and fellowship will immediately follow at the church. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o Deb Carle, RR 1, Box 163, Monroeton, Pa. or Friends of the Green Free Library, c/o Peggy Bulkley, RR 1, Box 14, Granville Summit, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
BENJAMIN –NELLIE A. PELKAY, 92 of Troy, Pa. formerly of Tomkins Cove, N.Y., died Saturday, July 7, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born on August 18, 1891 in Towanda, Pa. the daughter of Dewitt and Margaret Morrison Benjamin. She was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Troy. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Alice Keegan with whom she lived in Troy; grandson, J. Michael Keegan of Ramsey, N.J.; grandson and grand-daughter-in-law, Kevin and Holly Keegan of Troy; three great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Brendan and Meghan Keegan; several first cousins. Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of rosary will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy with the Father Stephen McGough officiating. Calling hours on Wednesday are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McGowen Funeral Home, Haverstraw, N.Y. Graveside services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Haverstraw, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
BENSON –ESTHER E. OLDROYD, 78 [SRGP 26836] of Horseheads, NY died Monday, October 7, 1996. Mrs. Oldroyd was born December 25, 1917 in Snedekerville, PA, the daughter of George and Abbie Soper Benson. Mrs. Oldroyd and her late husband, Gus Oldroyd owned and operated Oldroyd’s Grocery Store in Horseheads for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and a charter member of the Horseheads Lioness Club. She was a member of the Horseheads Historical Society where she volunteered many hours. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Rains of Littleton, CO and Karen Juenger of Ovid, NY; three grandchildren. Memorial services were to be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Carl K. Johnson officiating. Arrangements were by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Oldroyd through memorials to the Horseheads Lioness Club, c/o C. Moses, treasure, 2231 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY or the Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
BRAGUE –CHARLOTTE BRAGUE MUSICK, 87 of Monroeton RD 1 died early Tuesday morning, March 8, 1983 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Nov. 2, 1895 in Canton, Pa. she was the daughter of Oscar and Hattie Shiner Brague. She was a past member of the Powell United Methodist Church and the WSCS Class. Survivors include three sons: Thomas F. Hall of Kissamee, Fla., Albert L. Hall of Lakeland, Fla. and the Rev. Charles E. Hall of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters: Mrs. John (Hazel) McPherson of Camptown and Mrs. Homer (Charlotte) P. South of Shanghai, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert A. Hall in November of 1941 and by her second husband, Barnette H. Musick in 1952. The funeral arrangements are pending with the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. Interment in the Powell Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
FRANKIE L. CAMP, 66, of Troy, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the Troy Hospital, Troy. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church with Frankie's minister, the Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. Cremation will take place with the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. Frankie was born on Oct. 1, 1940, in Sayre, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Frank O. and Della L. (May) Camp. She worked for several years at Paper Magic in Troy and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy. Frankie loved to crochet, make crafts and put puzzles together. Frankie loved her family more than anything. They include her son, Frank M. Perry of Avoca, N.Y.; her daughter, Connie (Mark) Smith of Bentley Creek, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Sunset and Cheyenne Smith. Frankie is also survived by her brothers, John (Jane) Knapp of Crewe, Va., Ralph (Priscilla) Knapp of Troy, Frank (Peeper) Camp of Athens, Pa., Alfred Camp of Wellsboro, Pa., Charles (Carol) Camp of Tioga, Pa., William (Candy) Camp of Big Pond, Pa., and Mike Camp of Troy; her sisters, Mary Wood of Tioga and Linda (Wesley) Leonard of Hockley, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Frankie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Ruth Vanderpool, who died in 1997; and her brother Robert Knapp, who died in 1951. Frankie's family would like to offer a special thanks to the ladies of the Bradford County Area on Aging. Memorial contributions may be made in Frankie's name to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
CARR –MARY L. (CARR) SPENCER, 66, Canton died November 26, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born March 12, 1928 in Woodhull, NY a daughter of Robert L. and Gettie (Covert) Carr. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the New Life Church, Canton. Surviving are her husband, Burr A. Spencer; 2 daughters, Linda Wheeler, Elkland, PA and Diane VanBuren; a brother, Llewellyn Carr, Gillett; two sisters, Laura Nelson, Canton and Shirley Crawford, LeRoy; step-father, Christopher Ott, Canton; mother, Gettie Ott, Canton; mother-in-law, Carol Ann Carey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father Robert, two sons, Gerald L. VanBuren and Guy S. VanBuren and sister, Virginia Surine. Arrangements are being made by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton. Memorial services were held at the New Life Church November 30, with Rev. Glen Landis, the pastor officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel
CLAUDE EARL COLE died Oct. 10, 2006, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., after a period of declining health. Claude Earl was born Feb. 6, 1921, to Frank George and Bessie Can Horn Cole, in Mt. Pisgah, Pa. Claude, known as Earl, was the youngest of six children. He was a fun-loving youngster who loved sports and making music. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939. He met his wife, Phyllis Page, at a Grange meeting and they married Sept. 27, 1946. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Earl and his brother Eldon ran the family farm on Mt. Pisgah until 1955, when Earl and Phyllis moved to Laurel Hill and worked their farm. In 1972 they moved to East Smithfield. He was always competitive pitching horseshoes from the age of 8. Earl was instrumental in establishing horseshoe pitching teams and tournaments; he astounded many with his prowess at pitching horseshoes and winning many contests. Earl loved any kind of ballgame; he played softball up until the age of 80 with his church team. He cultivated his love of music by singing with his brothers as a quartet or quintet, the EBO Men's Choir, Valley Chorus and his church choir. He delighted many with his rendition of "O Holy Night" at the Christmas Eve service at his church, the East Smithfield Federated Church, where he also served as a deacon for many years. Earl's faith held strong and helped him especially in this period of declining health. He greatly appreciated his visits from his pastor, Stan Gill, and the Bible Study at the Personal Care Home led by Pastor Vaughn and Tim Fairchild. Earl resided at the Personal Care Home at Towanda since March and enjoyed sharing songs for residents and staff. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He also was noted for making prize-winning maple syrup. He remembered riding out to collect sap at the age of 4 years old with his father and grandfather. He is survived by his devoted wife, Phyllis; daughters, Emily and Ron Campbell, Melanie and Jack Pierce, Claudia and Dr. Martin Mikaya, and Roberta and the Rev. Lynn Wheeler; grandchildren, Michelle and John Hardenstine, Rhonda and Thomas Nowacowski, Isaac and Valine Campbell, Amanda and Jason Chamberlain, Tiffany and William McKenzie, Natalie and Eric Burns, Christopher and Zachary Mikaya, Nathan and Elaine Wheeler, and Drew and Shanna Wheeler; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Lewis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Maxwell, Marshall, Wilson and Eldon Cole. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, the East Smithfield Federated Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, with the Rev. Stan Gill and the Rev. Lynn Wheeler co-officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
CRANE –VIRGINIA L. CRANE BEARDSLEE CLAYPOOL of 244 Devonshire Dr., Elmira Heights, NY, died quietly on October 20, 2006 at the age of 78. Ginny was born on November 28, 1927, to George and Alice Crane formerly of Pine Valley, NY. In 1945, Ginny married William L. Beardslee. Ginny and Bill resided in Columbia Cross Roads, PA for over 35 years while raising their children. Ginny participated in the Methodist Church, school and 4-H activities, and was a member of the Troy Auxiliary Police, Troy, PA. Ginny worked at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, as a Recovery Room Aide for 23 years. Upon retirement, Ginny was employed as a home health aide for many years. Every patient became family and shared in Ginny's love. In the late 1980's Ginny moved to Elmira Heights, NY. In 1990, Ginny was married to Donald Claypool of Elmira, NY. They shared over 16 years of marriage. Both were very devoted to the First United Methodist Church, Horseheads, NY, where they served on several committees, ministered to shut-ins, worked at the rummage sales, attended Bible Study, were greeters at Sunday services, co-founded Family and Friends, and participated in the living manger scene. Ginny was predeceased on June 20, 2006 by her husband, Donald Claypool; her infant daughter, Cindy, in 1956; and her brother, Edward R. Crane, on January 20, 1999. Ginny is survived by loving daughters, Elizabeth (Gary) Horning, Troy, PA, Carol (Richard Garner) Welch, Canton, PA, Diane (Jay) Harkness, Gillett, PA, and Cherie (Gary) Tanner, Evans Mills, NY; and special friend-daughter, Marie (Keith) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; her brother, Gerald (Beverly) Crane, Lincoln, Delaware; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; step-children, Mark (Mary Ellen) Claypool, Donald (Pam) Claypool, and Mary (James) Thomas; and five step grandchildren of Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, from 4-7:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Monday from 10-11:00 a.m. where a celebration of her life will follow in church at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment in Grover Cemetery in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Those wishing may also remember Ginny with memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette (No Grover Cemetery in Columbia Twp.)
DONALD R. DONATO, 46 Canton RR 1 died September 1, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Donato was born September 12, 1946 at Canton a son of Julius J. and Elizabeth Burns Donato. For the past eight years he was employed as a mechanic and truck driver for Rathbun Veal Feeds in Canton; was a US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife, the former Della L. Smith. They celebrated 17 years of marriage January 30, 1993. Also surviving are two sons, Samuel T., Hamilton, OH and Donald A. at home; three step-children, Kenneth Buck, Canton RR2, Connie Petrowski, Hamilton, OH and Lori A. Burguess, Canton RR 2; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Helen M. Knecht, Canton, Mrs. Linda L. Smith, Canton RR 2 and Mrs. Kathleen M. Kerwell, Montgomery; one brother, David D. Reed, White Lake, NC; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal services were conducted at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton and September 5 with the Rev. Norman Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Canton officiating. Memorial donations in Mr. Donato’s memory may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 49 East Main Street, Canton, PA. (Cremated) -Canton Independent Sentinel
RETIRED COLONEL DAVID DUART, United States Air Force, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 25, 1934, to Dean and Maude Duart and spent his entire childhood living on the mountain in Windfall, PA. David joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. He met Helen Edwards in Phoenix, Arizona while learning to fly jets. They married August 4, 1956. While living all over the world, they had three children, Pam born in the states, Brian in Okinawa and Susan in Germany. In October of 1966 he left for his assignment in Vietnam. His fighter plane was shot down on February 17, 1967. David was declared a prisoner of war and returned to his family on March 4, 1973, leaner, head full of white hair, and very proud of his service to this country. He retrained in Texas to again fly jets, attended the Army War College in Carlisle, PA, and was deputy commander of maintenance of the F16 Squadron in Utah. David retired a Colonel in the United States Air Force after serving 26 years. He became a flight instructor for Flight Safety International in Tucson, Arizona for eight years. He and Helen retired in 1988 and traveled all over the country in their RV visiting their numerous friends and family. They moved to Sun City one year ago. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Maude Duart; parents-in-law, Cecil and Anne Edwards; brother, Thomas; brothers-in-law, Richard Finnerty, C. Robert Wright, and Charles Synesaul; and nephew, Robert Wright. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen; daughters, Pam Rosen and husband, Joel of San Antonio and Susan Eagan of Las Vegas, Nevada; son, Brian of San Francisco, California; five grandchildren, Zackery, Joshua, and Elise Anne Rosen, all of San Antonio, and Brodie and Shain Eagan of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Sharon Finnerty, Janice Wright, Jeanne Duart, and Patricia Knights and her husband, Alan, all of Troy, Pennsylvania; and many other relatives and friends. The family received guests for visitation from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003, at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home of Georgetown. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 12, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown with Chaplain Dean Hamilton officiating. A military graveside service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with full military honors. For those that desire memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive Suite B, Austin, TX. –Elmira Star Gazette
MICHAEL THOMAS ELCHAK, age 88 a long time resident of Monroeton, Pa. died on Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born January 24, 1917 in Lopez, PA, Michael was the son of the late Thomas & Efemia Demanovich Elchak of Lopez. He served from 1940 to 1945 in the Army Air Force during WWII. He married the former Anne Pawlak of Lopez on September 5, 1942. The recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Michael graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a degree in Accounting. Following graduation, he moved with his family to Monroeton to begin his long career with G.T.E. Sylvania, now Osram Sylvania. He retired after 32 years of employment in 1982. For many years, he served on the Monroe Boro Town Council. He was a member of American Legion Post #42 in Towanda and a member of the White Ash Land Association in Mildred. Michael was an avid hunter, fisherman, carpenter and gardener. It brought him great pleasure to share his gardening treasures and plants with family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Anne at home, son, Phillip Elchak of Monroeton; daughter, Denise Elchak Widener of Twinsburg, OH; son, Terrance and wife Roberta Elchak of Royersford, PA and three grandsons, Benjamin, Jonathan and Andrew Widener; brother, Leo and wife Dolores Elchak of Lopez, PA and sister, Alice and husband Walter Shepherd of Blue Hill, ME and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers; John, William, Harry, Demetro, Nicholas and Alexander and two sisters, Mary Elchak and Anna Delovich. Burial service will be celebrated on Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. with Hieromonk Michael Their, his pastor presiding. Interment will be in St. Vladimir’s Cemetery, Lopez, PA. Family and friends may call on Thursday, March 10 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a Parastas Service at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials be directed to St. Vladimir’s Church, PO Box 211, Lopez, PA or to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
FARRELL –CHARLOTTE FARRELL RICHARDS, 81 of Keystone Manor, Sayre died Friday, March 19, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Ulster, Jan. 27, 1918 the daughter of Guy K. and Laura Soper Farrell, she was a rock hound enthusiast and pianist for Valley groups, friends and family. She enjoyed travel, photography and family history. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Don Taylor of Waverly, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Allan F. and Leslie Kay Wood Richards of Nebraska; four grandchildren, Bryan Lane and his wife, Sonya Howe Lane of Sayre, Melissa Lane Powel and Joseph Powell, both of Alexandria, Pa. and Allan Richards Jr. and Keith Richards of Nebraska; a great-grandson, Satchel James Powell of Alexandria; a sister, Mary Farrell Wayman of Sayre and a brother, Dale Farrell and his wife, Barbara Farrell of California; and several beloved nieces, nephews and special friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Guy Farrell Jr. and David Farrell; a sister, Kathleen Wayman, a nephew, Frank Wayman and Roland Richards. There will be calling hours. A memorial service will be held later as weather permits and at the wishes of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.
BENJAMIN A. FINOGLE, 69, Shillington formerly from the Canton/Troy area died August 29, 1994 in Wernersville State Hospital, where he had been a patient for five years. Born in Laceyville he was a son of the late Arthur N. and Ethel Baker Finogle. He was employed for 14 years as driver by Arco Auto Carriers and was last employed for two years as a driver by Mrs. Smith’s Frozen Foods Co., Morgantown, retiring in 1979. Surviving are his wife Dortha J. Brown Finogle; eight sons, Duane R. and Robert E., both of Troy, Lawrence A. and Jeffrey L. both of Sinking Springs, Dale L. and Gary L. both of Shillington, Richard L., West Lawn and David A., Stevens, Lancaster County; five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Connie) Henry, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Carol A. Firing, Denver, PA, Barbara A. Finogle and Debra A. Ruth, both of Sinking Springs; Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Zeimer, West Lawn; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Spencer, Canton and Mrs. Robert (Viva) Mench, Sonestown; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Finogle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Finogle and George Finogle all of Canton; a half-brother, Harry Snyder and a half-sister, Rose Snyder, both of Honey Brook; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Leon “Butch” Finogle and a brother Walter. The Bean Funeral Home, Sinking Springs was in charge of the arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel
FINOGLE –VIVA R. MENSCH, 65, Forksville, PA died Dec. 9, 2001 at her home following a short illness. Born on March 26, 1936 in Ringdale, PA she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel Baker Finogle. She has spent her entire lifetime in the area and lived in Ringdale, Sonestown and Forksville. She had attended the Forksville United Methodist Church. On May 21, 2001 she was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Mensch. Surviving are children: Barbara Mensch, Tampa, FL, Elaine White, Williamsport, PA, Joseph Mensch, Steven Mensch, DeWayne, all of Forksville, Louise Altieri, Orangeville, PA; sisters and brothers; Bertha Spencer, Orin Finogle, Charles Finogle, all of Canton and George Finogle, Sayre, Harry Snyder, Honeybrooke, Rose Kirby, Gordonville, PA; her grandchildren; Randall Herb, Pamela Mensch, Jessica Mensch, Desire Holdren, Robert Altieri and Steven Mensch. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin and Walter Finogle. Funeral services were held December 13 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LOREN E. GREEN, 57 of 281 Pain St., Troy died March 9, 1993 at home. He was born Feb. 1, 1936 in East Troy the son of Harry and Helen Elliott Green. Mr. Green was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Troy. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lucille Roby Green; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne L. and Betty Green of Silverdale, Wash.; a daughter, Penny Dee Green of Troy; a daughter and son-in-law, Betsy J. and Christopher Murphy of Troy; two grandsons, Mark Allen Green and Jeff Lynn Green; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Jesse Moore of Canton and Marie and Gerard Coyle of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother and sister-in-law, Burley and Marian Green of Pine City, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Burley and Marian Green of Pine City, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Mary 14, 1993 at the First Baptist Church of Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy Memorial Fund or the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Troy Gazette-Register
RUSSELL D. HAMMOND, 78 of Grover died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997 in Troy Community Hospital. He and his wife, Nelda observed their 16th wedding anniversary Oct. 12. During World War II he served in the Navy aboard the USS Nashville. The ship was part of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, which bombed Tokyo, Japan in 1942 and became known as the “Doolittle Raid.” In 1996, Hammond was recognized by the secretary of the Navy for his participation in the event. After the war, he continued to serve in the Navy in San Diego, Calif., retiring in 1973 after 28 years of service. He retired in 1987 as owner-operator of Marks Plumbing Supply Co., Long Beach, Calif. He was a member of Troy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8675; the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston and a Masonic Lodge in Long Beach, Calif. Hammond enjoyed bowling, fishing, traveling and restoring antique cars. He was a 1937 graduate of Troy High School. Born May 19, 1918 in Troy, he was a son of Floyd M. Hammond and Mildred Smith Fisk. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Sandra Hart of Boise, Idaho and Dennis Long of Long Beach; a stepson, Ronald F. Pando of Long Beach; five grandchildren, Shaw and Daren Hart, Patrick, Kyle and Kristen Long; two great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, a half-sister and numerous cousins all of Columbia Cross Roads and Gillett areas. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by members of Troy Post 8675. A Masonic service will be conducted by members of Canton Lodge 415 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers.
JAMES E. HARTLE, 59, of Lake Worth, Fl. Died Aug. 29, 1984 in JFK Hospital, Lake Worth. Born Sept. 14, 1934 at Drifting, Centre County he was a son of Orvis and Regina Smith Harlte. Mr. Harlte lived in the Lock Haven area until 1954, then moved to Canton where he lived until 1980. He operated the Canton Furniture Company for 24 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Milheim. Surviving are his wife, the former Tess Bargess, of Lake Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Krise, Tout Run and Mrs. Theresa Krise of Wellsboro, a son, J. Edward Hartle of Bronx, NY; a brother, Dr. Maurice C. of San Antonia, TX; three sisters, Rita M. Ward of Raritan, NJ, Joanne F. Gregory, of Glen Burnie, MD and Loretta Cromley of Lewisburg and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Lake Worth and further services were held Sunday in the Milheim Church with Rev. Woodrow Bargess, Mr. Hartle’s brother-in-law officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HILL –CORA MAY SNELL dies in California. Word has been received that Cora May Snell of Altadena, Calif. died on Feb. 19, 1961 in a hospital there. Mrs. Snell was born in Canton Township, the daughter of Theodore L. Hill, who lived in Canton for many years and at one time owned a music store on Troy Street. Having lived in the Canton area for 27 years, the deceased was a member of the Canton Baptist Church in her early life. A memorial window in the church for her great-grandfather, James Hill, having been placed there by her great-aunt, Mrs. T. O. Hollis who was the granddaughter of James Hill. She has resided in California for the past 52 years, but has many relatives in the Hill and Snell families and old friends living in the Canton area. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Aileen McCall, San Marino, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Katherine B. Johnson of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held on Feb. 23 at the Little Chapel of the Gardens, Mountain View, Calf. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HOOSE –MARIAN ‘POLLY’ SCHRIMP MILLER of Mont Clare, PA joined her heavenly family on April 7, 2005. She was born October 1, 1923 at her parents’ home in Troy, PA, the daughter of Delace and Louise Miller Hoose. Polly was employed at I.E. DuPont in the research and development department as well as at McGuire’s Restaurant. She relocated to Mont Clare after her marriage to Duane “Duke” Miller in 1976. She is survived by her husband, Duke; son, Gary Rathbun; daughters, Gayle Eddy and Connie Green; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Maria Schrimp; siblings, Betty Jean Johnson, Elwin “Dutch” and Dawn Hoose, Gladys and Nelson Burnell, Kenneth and Jean Hoose, Ronald and Alice Hoose, Helen and Chuck Laudenslager; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are private through the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home Inc. of Phoenixville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
GARY RICHARD ‘IKE’ ISAACSON, 62, [SRGP 68789] died December 12, 2004 at Troy Community Hospital. Born on July 26, 1942 in Blossburg, PA he was the son of Jack and Gertrude (Thompson) Isaacson. He was an employee for Ralph’s in Mansfield, PA for 38 years and Cummings Ford for four. Mr. Isaacson was a member of the Barclay Mountain Hunting Camp; loved the outdoors, working in the yard and tinkering with his John Deere Tractors. He enjoyed hunting and had a great fondness in his later years for camping. Surviving are his wife: Jacqueline (Spencer) Isaacson; mother, Gertrude Isaacson, Mainesburg, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Mark Pettitt and Shelley and Chris Ogden, all of Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Diana Isaacson, Lock Haven and Glenn and Kelly Isaacson, Mansfield; brother, Paul Isaacson, Mandleman, NC; sister, Carol Harvey, Covington; grandchildren, Megan Garrison, Taylor and Garri Lee Ogden, Laurel Pettitt, Vanessa and Logenn Isaacson and Gunnar Isaacson; the mother of his children, Connie Cobb; and his special little dog “Kattie.” His father Jack Isaacson preceded him in death, Dec. 24, 1998. A memorial service was held December 17th from the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel Crematory and Monuments, Mansfield with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JELLIFF –MRS. LENA ESTHER SNELL, age 83 of Forksville died on Friday, June 9, 2000 at the Highlands in LaPorte. Lena was born in Bentley Creek, the daughter of the Rev. Leon J. and Nora T. Hagerman Jelliff. Lena was married to George L. Snell and they resided in Dumfries, Va. for many years. Lena worked in a jewelry store in Woodbridge, Va. for several years. Her loving husband, George predeceased her on Feb. 19, 1986. Lena was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church where she was an organist. She was formerly a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church where she was an organist. She was formerly a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church where her father had been pastor of over 20 years. She was also a former member of O.E.S. Chapter No. 71 of Canton. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Arlen Higley of Forksville; three grandchildren, Arlen Higley, Jr. of Dushore, Melanie DeSanto of Trout Run, Pa. and Michael Higley of Cogan Station, Pa. and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Matthew D. Pickering, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service. –Towanda Daily Review
KACZKA –ADLINE SHOEMAKER, 66 of Hatboro, Pa. formerly of Gillett died Friday, June 18, 1993 at her residence. She was born in Newport Township, Luzerne County the daughter of Andrew Kazka and Sophie Studnaifz Kaczka. Mrs. Shoemaker was raised in Lakewood, Pa. and moved to Lower Bucks County before residing in Gillett for the past 12 years. She graduated as a registered nurse, class of 1947 from Women’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She had retired in 1990 as a nurse at the Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Shoemaker had worked in Lower Bucks County for many years prior to her nursing at Bradford County Manor. She was a member of the Fassett Grange. Mrs. Shoemaker was preceded in death by her husband, George Shoemaker. She is survived by three sons, Edward Shoemaker of Hatboro, Richard Shoemaker of Warwick, Pa. and George Shoemaker of Hellertown, Pa.; one daughter, Laura Kerner of Oakford, Pa.; five brothers, John Kaczka of Lakewood, Pa., Anthony Kaczka of Newport News, Va.; Eugene Kaczka of Aurora, Colo., Joseph Kaczka of Lakewood; three sisters, Helen John of Pennsauken, N.J., Eleanor Hallissey of Susquehanna, Pa., Viola Kean of Equinunk, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. David’s Roman Catholic Church, 316 North Easton Road, Willow Grove, Pa. Interment is private. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Creek Fire and Ambulance Corps, South Creek, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wetzel & Son Funeral Home, 501 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
KILBOURN –MRS. FRANCES KILBOURN REED, 81 died May 8, 1993 at a hospital in Hilo, HA where she and her family had resided for 35 years. Born September 14, 1912 she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kilbourn, Canton. She attended Canton schools and was a librarian at the Green Free Library and taught English at the high school. Mrs. Reed and her husband, Stephen were married in 1941 and observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Stephen Jr. and David; one daughter, Judy; four grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Margaret Acresti, Canton; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Hilo, Hawaii. –Canton Independent Sentinel
KITHCART –THERESA ‘ANN’ SMILEY of RR 2, Mehoopany, Pa. died early Sunday morning, May 15, 1994 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Standing Stone Township. Born in Sayre, June 17, 1946, she was the daughter of Pearl Hughes Kithcart of Wyalusing and the late Charles Kithcart, who died in 1988. Ann was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1965 and was employed by the Procter and Gamble paper plant in Mehoopany for the last 15 years. In her spare time, Ann enjoyed being around her family, especially her children and granddaughter. Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters; Yolanda P. Sarnosky, attending Penn State’s main campus and Mrs. Jeremy (Tonyha) H. Rosencrance of Tacoma, Wash.; three sons; Gerald C. Sarnosky of Kittery, Maine, Scott H. Sarnosky of Wyalusing and Martin J. Smiley, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Johnson of Lime Hill and Carol Maracle of Sayre; her granddaughter, Kelsie Lynn Sarnosky of Meshoppen, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, May 18, 1994 at noon at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with interim pastor Mark King of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. –Towanda Daily Review
NORMAN A. ‘BUTCH’ LEHMAN, 56 – Surrounded by his loving family, Norman A. “Butch” Lehman, 56 of Canton died following a long, courageous battle with cancer, early Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2004 at his home. Born in Camden, N.J. on Sept. 28, 1947, Butch was the son of the late Arthur and Norma (Whittendale) Lehman. He was a 1967 graduate of Pittman High School and later attended Glassboro University in New Jersey and Henderson State University in Arkansas. On Feb. 13, 1970, Butch and the former Diane Boger were married in Millville, N.J. Together they were blessed with over 34 years and four children. In addition to being a self-employed electrician, Butch was employed by the Lycoming County Housing Authority and later with North Penn Comprehensive Health Care until an accident no longer permitted him to work. He also served as constable for Ralston. Butch was a member of the F&AM Lodge 106 and the Williamsport Consistory and Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg and was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League’s Deer Xing Detachment. Butch’s family and especially his grandchildren brought him much happiness. A true outdoorsman, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. In addition to his wife Diane, surviving him are three sons, Christopher Lehman (Crystal) of Pittston, Pa., Michael Lehman (Jeanie) of Canton and Kevin Lehman (Melissa) of Millerton, Pa.; a daughter, Jennifer Lehman-Wooster (Nathan) of Canton and five grandchildren, Tanea Lehman McClure of Blakely, Pa., Austin Lehman of Pittston, and Jesse Williams, Sawyer Wooster and Miah Lehman all of Canton. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lehman was predeceased by his sister, Karen Winkle in 2003. The family invites friends to call 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Those who wish may direct donations to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Norman “Butch” Lehman’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
MAYS –MARGARET A. KENYON of Galeton, PA Age 101, formerly of Sunderlinville, died Sunday, October 15, 2006. Born May 25, 1905 in Sunderlinville, she was the daughter of William G. and Eva Lena Williamson Mays. She attended the country school in Sunderlinville and graduated from Westfield High School in 1923. On April 12, 1941 in Galeton, she married Warren D. Kenyon, who predeceased her in 1973. She operated Mays' General Store in Sunderlinville with her parents, was employed by Ken Baker's Grocery in Westfield, and operated Kenyon's General Store in Sunderlinville with her husband. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, the Gaines Kitchen Band, and the Gaines Thimble Club. Mrs. Kenyon served on the Hector and Galeton school boards and as Hector Township tax collector. Surviving are: a son, James W. (Yuriko) Kenyon of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren, Brian, Sonja, Audrey, Sarah, and Todd, all of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; longtime friend and caregiver, Rick Jones of Galeton; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Gary B. Kenyon of Colorado in 1995; and three half sisters. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Thursday, October 19th from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
McCUTCHEON –BETTY JANE (MCCUTCHEON) GARRISON age 83, of RR3 Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Friday, February 4, 2005, at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was the wife of the late Russell "Rut" Garrison. She was born on February 27, 1921, the daughter of Guy and Floy (Stanton) McCutcheon. Betty enjoyed collecting teapots, playing games, baking, gardening, helping with the farm, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Curren and Rob Carrier of New Britain, CT, Bonnie and Daniel Beals of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Toni and Daryl Thorpe of Millerton, PA; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Barb McCutcheon of Painted Post, NY; several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Rut, in 2002; father, Guy McCutcheon; mother and stepfather, Floy and Charles Edgar Beard; and a sister, Ramona Sempler, in 1972, all preceded her in death. In keeping with Betty's wishes there will be no public memorial service. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with Betty's arrangements. –Elmira Star Gazette
MELLOW –HAZEL MELLOW SNEDEKER, 82 of 16 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, formerly of Carbondale, Pa. died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital of Towanda. Born Dec. 17, 1919 in Carbondale she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Lewis Mellow. Hazel was a graduate and valedictorian of the Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, Pa. class of 1937. She resided in Baltimore, Md. For 10 years, then returned to Carbondale until 1991 when she moved to Towanda. Hazel formerly served as church secretary for the Presbyterian Church in Carbondale and a receptionist for 17 years for an oral surgery outpatient clinic in Carbondale. Hazel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda and the Willing Workers group there. Hazel possessed great love for her home and family and enjoyed animals. Surviving are her children, Richard H. Snedeker of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Kathy Snedeker and Bob Benjamin of Towanda RR 5; a special niece, Ruth Barber of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins and two dogs, Lucy and Duffy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Snedeker in 1974; a brother, Richard Mellow and a sister, Marjorie Knight. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, March 11 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Leonard Satkus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday fro m3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be on Tuesday at the Jermyn Cemetery, Jermyn, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Mrs. Snedeker’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE E. MORRISON, 73 lifelong resident of Granville Summit died unexpectedly Monday morning, Oct. 27, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Feb. 13, 1930 he was a son of the late Francis and Bertha (Selleck) Morrison. Mr. Morrison proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. George worked as a school bus driver with Troy School District for many years. He also was employed as a rural mail carrier for over 29 years until retiring in 1996. Throughout his life George enjoyed his work and was a talented handy-man who could fix or build about anything. Most important in George’s life was his family and friends. He also enjoyed restoring his 1949 Plymouth, playing horseshoes and NASCAR racing. Mr. Morrison was a member of the New Life Church. Surviving are his beloved wife of over 48 years, Beverly (Jenkins) at home; a daughter, Vicki Williams of Granville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott and Carol Morrison of Canton and Keith Morrison of Granville; a grandson, Jeremy (Jessica) Williams of Troy; two special great-grandson, Tyler and Trevor Williams; three step-grandchildren, Billie Jo (Rob) Sager of Waverly, Jerry (Sonja) Walker, U.S.A.F. stationed in Japan and Chastity (Kirk) Gowin of Burlington; nine step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry (Pauline) Morrison of Beaver Dams, N.Y. and Richard (Janice) Morrison of Granville; two sisters, Irene (Don) McIlwain of Horseheads, N.Y. and Irma (Bill) Page of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Helen) Jenkins of Mansfield and Lawrence (Shirley) Kilbourn of Roaring Branch and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. George’s family invites friends to attend a memorial service and celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the New Life Church, Route 14 and McMurray Road in Canton. His pastor, the Rev. Glen Landis will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the New Life Church’s Building Fund, at RR2, Box 126B, Canton, Pa. in Mr. Morrison’s loving memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
NORTON –IDA SNELL, 68, Shunk died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Saturday afternoon, July 6, 1974. She was the daughter of Perry and Rachel Chilson Norton. She is survived by one son, Paul Norton of Mildred; two daughters, Irene Narber of Unityville and Betty Laurenson of Muncy; three stepsons, Maynard Snell of Sayre, Ralph Snell and Edison Snell of Proctor Star Route; two stepdaughters, Alberta Parrish and Katherine Parrish of Sayre; two brothers, Ward Norton of Sayre and Harvey Norton of Shunk; two half-brothers, Carter Coats of Horseheads, N.Y. and Charles Coats of Irwin, N.Y. 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral and committal services were held at the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Tuesday. The Rev. Mrs. Wilma Barker Hoose officiated. Burial was in the Warren Cemetery, Forksville. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JAMES E. PINE, 63 of Milltown, DE die Thursday, December 24, 1992 at his home of heart failure. Mr. Pine retired in 1981 after 28 years as a sheet metal technician with the Delaware Air National Guard. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Marshallton United Methodist Church and Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen’s Club. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Spencer Pine, sons, Duane E. of Newark and Larry R. at home; a daughter, Linda J. Austin of New Castle, DE; his mother, Florence Barrett of Trout Run, PA; brother, Jack E. of West Grove, PA; half-brothers, Ronnie Pine of Troy, PA and Donald Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; half-sisters, Eloise Hulslander of Troy, Joann Lowe of Trout Run and Marjorie Evans of Lockwood, NY; five grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held December 28 at the Mealey Funeral Home in Milltown with burial to be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. The family suggests donations to the Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
F. B. POMEROY. [SRGP 77251]With the death of Hon. F. B. Pomeroy on Thursday last, there went out from Dushore, and from Sullivan County, one of her best known and most respected citizens. A man who for nearly thirty years has been prominent in the business and political life of the county, and who will be greatly missed by all the people. F. B. Pomeroy was born in Troy, Bradford County, April 24, 1826, and was consequently at his death aged 72 years, 4 months and 20 days. About 1862 he entered the employ of H. J. Grant, of Ithaca, as a traveling salesman and continued in his employ for 18 years, locating in Dushore in 1870 and embarking in the drug business, in which he continued until his death. In 1876 he was elected an Associate Judge of Sullivan County, and served his five-year term on the bench with honor to himself and the county. When the First National Bank of Dushore was organized, he became one of the large stockholders and was elected to the board of directors. Two years ago he succeeded B. M. Sylvara as president of that institution, which position he held at the time of his death. His health began to fail about five years ago, but he continued in personal charge of his business affairs until about two months ago, since which time he has been gradually failing. For a time before his death, he was unconscious, but recovered sufficiently to ask for each one of the family, and bid each one good-bye before obeying the summons that all must heed. He is survived by his wife and three children--Mrs. Walter Appleman, of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Laura Waddell, of Dushore; and Miss Emily Pomeroy, of Jersey City. The funeral was held from the late residence Monday afternoon the 19th inst. Services were conducted by Rev. E. S. Noll assisted by Rev. J. W. Klinger, Rev. D. L. Kepner, of this place, and Rev. S. F. Frazier, of Millview. The pall bearers were L. E. Wells, E. G. Sylvara, C. T. Lilley, G. H. Honetter, E. D. Mingos and Fred Newell. The interment was made at Bahr's Hill. –Sullivan Review, Sept. 22, 1898
RATHBUN –DORIS ‘DORIE’ WOOSTER, 79, Warren OH died April 11, 2004 at Mahoning Valley Hospital, Warren, OH. Born February 15, 1925 in East Troy, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Louise (Hanscom) Rathbun. Mrs. Wooster had worked as an inspector for Packard Electric and was a member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Carroll D. Wooster, whom she married June 23, 1946; step-mother, Ruth Rathbun, Troy; daughters, Nancy (Pete) Varley and Carol Ann (Dennis) MacFarland, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Beverly (Earl) MacFarland, Warren, OH; sisters, Josephine Wright and Ruth (Gayle) Shumaker, brothers, Harold (Joanne) Rathbun and Robert (Kay) Rathbun; grandchildren, Lori Dailey, Amy cooper, Brian MacFarland, Carrie Morgan, Kevin MacFarland and Richard MacFarland; great-grandchildren, Carissa MacFarland, Kyle MacFarland and Lily Dailey. Preceding Mrs. Wooster in death were her parents. Services were held April 16 at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, Warren, OH with Rev. Anita Rayburn officiating. Interment was in Pineview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Tod Avenue U.M. Church in her memory, 155 Tod Avenue, N.W., Warren, OH. –Canton Independent Sentinel
REPSHER –CATHERINE M. SPENCER of Laceyville RD 1 (Transue) died at home Saturday evening, June 1, 1991. Born at Skinners Eddy May 5, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher. She married Melvin E. Spencer, who died March 13, 1991. She was a member of the Silvara Ladies Aid Society and the Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a son and his wife, John and Betty Spencer of Silvara; also a son, Floyd Spencer of Transue; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty Spencer of Transue; three brothers and their wives, Cecil and Pearl Repsher of Beaver Meadows, Floridan and Lorraine Repsher of Laceyville and Donald and Shelia Repsher of Clapper Hill; a brother-in-law, Daniel Clapper Sr., also of Clapper Hill; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Repsher and Mrs. Evelyn Boyer of Skinners Eddy; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two infant sons, Marvin and Michael; also by a son, Richard; a grandson, Brian Spencer; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Clapper; and two brothers, Frank and Carlton Repsher Sr. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. William Townsend, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. At Mrs. Spencer’s request, there will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review
SHADDUCK –BERNICE MYRA SPENCER died peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer, April 13, 2003 just short of her 80th birthday. Born April 30, 1923 on a farm in Canton Township she was the daughter of the late Dean Burr Shadduck and Marian Jane Brooks Shadduck. She graduated from Canton High School in the class of 1942. She was a talented musician who was very active in the band and choir in high school and continued to perform in community and theatrical musical productions throughout her life. She was active in Canton Music Club and served as president. She also served as advisor to Canton’s Junior Nevin Club; a music club for Canton area youth. When the Canton Church of Christ choral youth group took a bus trip through the northeastern United States, stopping to perform at churches through the region, she went along as a chaperone. She performed as a trumpet soloist and sang at churches in the Canton area and in the Orlando, FL metropolitan area until the summer of 2002 when she became too ill. After she graduated from high school she found employment at the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, where she met her first husband, Keith Brown Snell. She later worked at Cobbler’s Shoes in Williamsport and Canton School District. During this time, she met and married Robert Morton Spencer, Jr. Most recently she was employed at JoAnne fabrics in the Orlando area as a crochet and craft instructor for several years until July 2002. She loved to sew, knit, crochet and do crafts and participated in many projects to help people in need. She was involved in a wide variety of charitable activities throughout her life. She was active in her community’s Women’s Association in Casselberry, FL where she held several positions over the years, including Association President. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover before she moved to Florida. When she made her yearly visits to Canton she performed at several area churches including the First Christian Church in Alba and St. John’s in Grover. Before the fall of 2002 when she became too ill to live alone, she was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Apopka, FL. She reluctantly left her friends and the life she had made for herself in Florida when she realized she need help with daily tasks of living. She then moved north to the Harrisburg area to live with her son and daughter-in-law and eventually required skilled care at a nursing home in Carlisle, PA where she died peacefully after months of suffering. Surviving are her son, Kevin Gerard Snell, Mechanicsburg, PA; her daughter, Suzette Jane Spencer Lyczak, Fellsmere, FL; grandchildren, Mara Grace Snell, Pittsburg, PA; Jonathan Matthew Snell, Chicago, IL; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lemuel Shadduck. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Morris officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton; First Christian Church in Alba, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, Victory Baptist Church in Apopka or the Green Free Library in Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RICHARD A. SHAMONSKI, 65, died Thursday, Jan 3, 2002 in Sebring, Fla. Born March 3, 1936 in Blossburg, he was the son of Charles and Eva Ames Shamonski. He was self employed in the citrus industry, former owner of Dick’s Pool Service in Corning, N.Y. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and active in the Bus Ministry. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 1981 coming from Corning, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Diane Shamonski of Avon Park, Fla.; sons, Richard A. Shamonski Jr. of Joliet, Ill., Joseph Shamonski of New Lenox, Ill. And John T. Barringer of Avon Park, Fla.; sisters, Rose Benson of Mansfield and Frances Kreger of Blossburg, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services were held Sunday, Jan. 6 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Vernon Harkey officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla.
RICHARD E. (YOGI) SHAYLOR SR., 68 of Lairdsville die Friday, Sept. 22, 1995 in Divine Providence Hospital’s intensive care unit. His wife of 28 years, the former Joan Marie Burkhart, preceded him in death. He had worked for the former Modecraft in Muncy. A Navy veteran of World War II he was a member of the Glenn Sharrow American Legion Post 35, Hughesville. He was active in the Lairdsville community. He was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan. Born April 27, 1927 in Towanda, he was a son of Nelson and Mabel Jennings Shaylor. Surviving are three sons, Richard E. Jr. of Montgomery, Donald K. of Muncy and James L. of Hughesville RR 2; four daughters, Jean L. Winder of Hughesville RR 1, Diane L. Andrews of Muncy, Shirley A. Johnson of Montoursville RR 2 and Janet L. Nichols of Hughesville RR 2; a sister, Jenny Edkins of Hughesville; 16 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and three step-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. James Winder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hills cemetery, Hughesville RR 1. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7to 9 p.m. Sunday. Graveside military rites will be observed by members of American Legion Post 35. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
ARTHUR R. SHEDDEN, 58 Owego, died February 27, 1997 at his home. He was born in Sayre, the son of James and Mabel (Colton) Shedden. Mr. Shedden was formerly a mason by trade; owned and operated a poultry farm; was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1595, Lake Side Camp Grounds at Windsor and was a well known musician having performed country music for not only the radio but provided entertainment for many special parties. He was also an avid hunter. Surviving are his wife and best friend of 41 years, Suzanne; loving daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Robert Harris, Owego, Sandra and Victor Morey, Apalachin; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Mary Shedden, Tennessee and Scott Shedden and Jessica Green, Owego; his beloved grandchildren, Bobby, Cori and Becky Harris, Jessie, Ashley and Casey Morey, Colton Shedden and Scooter and Devon Shedden; sisters, Alice Williams, Smithboro, Geraldine Haner, Eleanor Comstorck and Josephine Bennett, Candor, Hazel Saunders, Grace Rogers and Dorothy Kithcart, all of Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) Shedden, Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Shedden also of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Helen Kalinowski, Long Island, NY; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Harold, Howard, Max and Gerald; sister, Irene Shedden; mother-in-law, Helen Boyle. Funeral services were held at Richards Funeral Home, Owego, March 3 with Rev. Kenneth Stainton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Union Church of Owego officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing may direct memorials in his name to the Owego Fire Dept., Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Owego, NY or the Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Union Church, Owego, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SHEDDEN –MARIAN B. LYNN, 85 of 2 Worman St., Bloomsburg died at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995 at Bloomsburg Health Care Center, where she had lived since April 1. Born in Granville Township, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Jennie Fellows Shedden. She had lived in Espy since 1981 and formerly in Erin, N.Y. for 12 years. Mrs. Lynn was employed at Facet Enterprises in Elmira for 30 years retiring in 1967. Her husband, Charles R. Lynn died May 12, 1981. A brother, Leslie Shedden and a sister, Alene Patalonis also previously died. Surviving is a brother, Kenneth Shedden of Canton RR 1. Private services and burial will be in the New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. –Towanda Daily Review
NICHOLAS K. SHEDDEN, 10 of Elmira, NY died October 6, 1987 unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. He was born March 29, 1977 at Ithaca, NY the son of Boyd and Nancy Drake Shedden. He attended the Broad Street School in Horseheads, NY. Surviving besides his parents, are a sister, Jessica L. Shedden, Elmira; maternal grandfather, Leon Drake, Spencer, NY; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Shedden, Canton; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY with the Rev. Clarence Windagle of the Faith Bible Chapel, Spencer officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
SHOEMAKER –BETTY WOLF age 59 of Wyalusing RR 1 died on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at her home. She was born on Aug. 14, 1943 in Meshoppen a daughter of LeRoy Francis and Hazel Emmons Shoemaker. Betty had been a resident of Wyalusing for 23 years. Prior to her retirement she was employed by local garment industries and later for the Wyalusing Hotel in housekeeping giving 14 years of service. She enjoyed time spent doing crossword puzzles, was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed her salt and pepper shaker collection. Surviving are her mother, Hazel Shoemaker; three children and their spouses, Hope and Kevin Johnson of Wyalusing, Dawn and Derek Bouse of Laceyville and Raymond Wolf of Cresco, Pa.; her sisters and brothers, Glen and Loraine Shoemaker, Ronald and Lori Shoemaker, William and Rose Mary Shoemaker, Donald Shoemaker and Carl Shoemaker; five grandchildren: Dale, Michael, Nina, Devin and Kailin and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing form 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association in Betty’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
FLOYD E. SHOEMAKER, 88, of Meshoppen, Pa. died tragically on Thursday, April 5, 2001 on Route 706 in Rush Township. Floyd was born in Auburn Township, Pa. to the late Herman and Anna Dean Shoemaker. His wife, Mary Parys Shoemaker predeceased him in 1995. He was a charter member of the Rush Fire Co. and a member of the Odd Fellows Rush Lodge No. 471, Retta Methodist Church, South Auburn Grange No. 1188, Rush Middletown Wild Life, Fairdale Alliance and Retta Men’s Club. Floyd was a constable for many years. Surviving are a sister, Doris Smith of Laceyville; a daughter, Helen Carpenter of Laceyville; granddaughters, Maryann Oldroyd of Winder, Ga., Cindy Chapman of Laceyville and Kathy Miller of Wyalusing; a grandson, Floyd Millard of Cohoes, N.Y.; a nephew James Parys of Colonia, N.J.; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 64 S. Main St., Montrose, Pa. with Pastors Larry and Nancy Russell of the Retta Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen. Donations can be made to the donor’s favorite charity. –Towanda Daily Review
MYRON E. SHOEMAKER, 91 of Laceyville RD died April 12, 1984 at his home. He was born in Laceyville May 25, 1893 a son of William E. and Etta Gregory Shoemaker. He worked with his father for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission until his father died in 1921. Thereafter he was a roving fish warden, covering the entire state until 1927. During World War II he was employed at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation in Athens and Elmira in the security division. Following the war he was a self-employed contractor in and around Laceyville. In the early 1960’s because of his interest in the region and the outdoors, he lectured on conservation with the National Wildlife Federation. His involvement in this field led to his founding of the Endless Mountains Association. He was a charter member of this Association and for many years served as its executive director without salary. His contacts with people and business in the region kept the organization going. He retired from active participation in the endless Mountains Association about four years ago but was always available for advice and consultation. Mr. Shoemaker prepared and organized the first regional brochures for the association. Mr. Shoemaker was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Laceyville, a member and past president of the Laceyville Rotary Club, to which he had belonged for over 40 years. Recently, he was presented with the Paul Harris Award for his dedication and service to the club. Surviving are four sons, William E. of Wysox, Myron M. of Sherman, TX, Robert W. of Laceyville and James R. of Binghamton; a daughter, Mrs. Merril (Helen) VanHouten of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. His wife, Anna died in 1981. Funeral services were held April 17 at Laceyville with Rev. Raymond Howe, pastor of St. John’s officiating. Interment was in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Memorials may be made to the Laceyville Rotary Club in care of Howard Benninger, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
ROBERT W. SHOEMAKER of Indian Hill, Laceyville RD 2 died
at his home Sunday, April 30, 1989. He was born in Towanda, Jan.
5, 1933 and was a son of the late Myron and Anna Marshall Shoemaker.
He had resided at Indian Hill all of his life. He graduated from
Laceyville High School with the class of 1951. He served with the
U.S. Navy from May 1951 until June 1955 as an H.M.2 during the Korean War
and in the advisory stages of the Vietnam Conflict. After wartime
service he worked at GTE Corp in Towanda as a laboratory technician until
the present time. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church
of Laceyville and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, a past member
of the Laceyville Rotary Club and in past years he was very active in the
Good Will Fire Co. and Laceyville Ambulance Association. He was an
avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Shoemaker of Indian Hill; sons, Bret
W. Shoemaker with the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, Geoffery Gailey of
Chicago, Ill. And Samuel Gailey, a student at the University of North Carolina;
daughters, Lorene Ackley of Towanda, Kathy Shoemaker of Wysox and Mrs.
Robin Sawyer of Harrisburg; a sister, Mrs. Helen Van Houten of Waverly,
N.Y.; three brothers, William Shoemaker of Wysox, James Shoemaker of Binghamton
and Myron (Marshall) Shoemaker of Grand Kamen Islands in the Caribean;
five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A memorial service
will be held Saturday evening at 7 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tunkhannock
with the Rev. Dr. Raymond J. Howe officiating. A memorial military
service will be conducted by the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by Sheldon Funeral
Home, Main Street, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
can be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society, 515 South Main St.,
Athens. –Towanda Daily Review