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FARR –DOROTHY MARION FURMAN, 77 of 14 Hollowcrest Road, Tunkhannock, a lifetime resident of Wyoming County died Friday morning, Dec. 24, 1999 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock as the result of an illness.  She was born April 4, 1922 on Farr Hollow, Forkston, Pa. to the late Myron Farr and the late Clara Sands.  Her stepfather was Lyle Frank Post.  She married Reginald Furman, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1997.  She was a housekeeper and a member of the Forkston United Methodist Church and its WSCS.  She was also a member of the Mehoopany Women’s Club, the Forkston Community Club and the Forkston Grange.  She is survived by two sons, Royer and his wife, Mary Ann of Retta and James and his wife, Carol of Sugar Run; two daughters, Patti McMicken and her husband, Neale of Tunkhannock and Bonnie Payne and her husband, David of Brazoria, Texas; several nieces and nephews, one great-great-nephew, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at the Harding-Litwin Funeral home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Forkston United Methodist Church, c/o Edith Goodwin, RR 2, Mehoopany, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENRY L. FASSETT, 80 of RR 1, Box 209, Wyalusing, Pa. (Browntown) died at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 1996.  Mr. Fassett has been a resident of the LaPorte United Methodist Home in LaPorte, Pa. for the last six months.  Born on Feb. 6, 1915 in Forkston, Pa. he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Otten Fassett.  Mr. Fassett was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946 serving in the European Theater.  He was employed as a logger for the Al Donahue Logging Co. in the Forkston and Mehoopany areas and was also a dairy farmer working on many farms in the Bradford and Wyoming counties.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Velda Mullinex; daughters, Mrs. David (Bonnie) Decker of Sugar Run, Ms. Sharon Wilk of Texas, Mrs. John (Carol) Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla.; sons and their wives, Henry and Merlyn Fassett of Laceyville, Dale and Marie Fassett of Wyalusing; sister, Mrs. Pauline Lewis of Mehoopany; 16 grandchildren, Henry Wm. Fassett of Tacoma, Wa., Deborah (Decker) Middle of St. Augustine, Fla., Jody (Decker) Beasley of St. Augustine, Fla., Nicole (Decker) Fitzgerald of Wyalusing, Pa., Jamie Fassett of Laceyville, Nicole Fassett of Sugar Run, Derek Fassett of Wyalusing, Paul Fassett of Meshoppen, Christopher Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla., Daniel Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla., Matthew Wilk, April Wilk, Jessica Wilk and Christine Wilk, all of Texas, Donna Newmans of Fla., Cheryl Newmans of Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Knolles of Laceyville, Pa., Cody Middle and Zachary Middle of St. Augustine, Fla.; one nephew and one niece.  He was predeceased in death by a brother, Robert Fassett in 1987.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Henry Gable, chaplain of the LaPorte United Methodist Home officiating.  Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

MR. LEVO E. FASSETT age 84, formerly of Warren Center RR 1 and Lacey Street, Laceyville died at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy on Saturday, March 8, 1997 after a long illness.  For the past year and a half he was a resident of the Bradford County Manor in Burlington.  Mr. Fassett was born in Falls, Pa. on Oct. 10, 1912, the son of the late Cecil and Nina Rosengrant Fassett.  He was a graduate of the Mehoopany High School, the class of 1929.  He later became a dairy farmer in the Laceyville and Camptown areas.  Before his retirement in 1983 he was employed by the Temco and the Allied Cleaning Services, working at IBM Corp. in Endicott, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Baker Fassett, who died in July of 1994.  He is survived by his sons and their wives, Lyle and Joan Fassett of Conklin, N.Y., Levo Fassett Jr. of Tunnell, N.Y. and Lloyd and Edith Fassett of Warren Center; his daughters, Mr. David (Anna) Ramey of Alligator Point, Fla., Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Rounds of Warrenton, Va. and Mrs. Christopher (Shirley) DeLucia of Conklin, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  Interment will be in the Lacey St., Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

FEE –AUSTA FEE HOMET, 90, formerly of Camptown and Sparrows Point, Md. died Feb. 11, 1988 at Dadbury, Cherry Hill, N.J.  Born Feb. 3, 1898 in Harrisburg, Pa. she was the daughter of Seth and Jessamine Roberts Fee.  As a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, Civic Club, UPW and DAR she was very active in the community and was well respected and loved by her many friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Home on July 4, 1974.  Surviving are two nephews, Fred Fee of Harrisburg and Arthur Fee of Manchester, N.H.; two cousins; Rachel Fee of Baltimore, MD and Ransom Fee of Yardley, Pa. and several grandnieces.  Interment was in the Parkwoo0d Cemetery, Parkton, Baltimore, Md.  AS memorial service will be held at the Camptown Presbyterian Church, Camptown, Pa. Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert R. Smyrl and intern pastor Joyce K. Warner officiating.  Memorials may be sent to the Camptown Presbyterian Church or to the Wyalusing Public Library.  –Towanda Daily Review

MICHAEL E. ‘MICK’ FELKO, 76 died Feb. 26, 2002 at Bath VA following a long illness.  He is survived by 3 sisters from Ervine, CA: Dorris Mishkin, Margaret Felko and Bertha Felko; uncle: Sam Heath; Aunts: Adeline Gee and Bertha Taylor; several nieces, nephews and cousins; 2 special cousins: Brenda Ruocco and John Heath Jr.  He was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Mike Felko and brother Charles. He is a Navy Veteran from WWII.  Family and friends will be recieved at Caywoods Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY, today, Tuesday, March 5, 2002 from 6-7PM.  Services will follow visitation at the funeral chapel at Caywoods at 7 PM with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating with interment in Bath National Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette

FENTON –DOROTHY M. LAFRANCE age 80 of RR 4, Box 120, Montrose, Pa. (Lawton) died early Monday morning, June 28, 1999 at the Endless Mountains Health Care System in Montrose.  Born in Hollenback, Pa. on Jan. 25, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucy Bates Fenton.  Mrs. LaFrance was the wife of the late Oscar S. LaFrance, who died in 1980.  She and her husband owned and operated a farm in Lawton, Pa. from 1954 until his death in 1980.  She attended the Auburn Baptist Church in West Auburn, Pa. and enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends.  She is survived by two daughters, Carol and Clifford Fassett of Lawton and Wilma (PeWee) and Vern Hunsinger of Lawton; sister, Mrs. Mary Scouten of Silvara, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan LaFrance in 1970.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1, 1999 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with the Rev. Tim Barnett of the Auburn Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, June 30, 1999 from 6 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

TRACY G. FENTON age 65 of Sugar Run died on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at his home.  He was born on Oct. 3, 1938 in Wilmot Township, Sugar Run a son of the late Rufus Fay and Ruth Neuber Fenton.  Tracy was a graduate of Camptown High School.  He was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.  On July 29, 1967 he was united in marriage to the former Kathryn Kisner.  It was a loving and devoted marriage of 36 years.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wilmot.  His other memberships included the Penn York Marine Detachment and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.  Prior to his retirement in 2001 he was employed as a group leader for Arrow United Manufacturing of Wyalusing, giving 20 years of service.  Tracy enjoyed his time spent hunting and working around the house.  He leaves surviving his wife, Kathryn Fenton at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracey Lynn and Michael Ferguson of Wyalusing; sisters and brothers, Dolly, Donald, Edith, Harold, Arthur, Lyle, Joan and Lula Belle; two grandsons, Dillan and Nicholas Ferguson of Wyalusing and his many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004 at noon in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Wade Clauser, pastor of the Hope Baptist Church in Herrickville officiating.  Interment will follow in Colley Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Penn York Mrie Corps League.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday morning, Feb. 16, 2004 at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Marine Corps League, c/o Mr. Roy Shrimp, RR 1, Box 262, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Fenton’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

CLARENCE E. FIELD, 59 of St. Rt. 3, Box 8B, Owego, N.Y. died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Aug. 10, 1932 in LeRaysville, Pa. he was the son of Thomas E. and Helen Travis Field.  Clarence was a 26-year employee of the Town of Owego Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator.  He enjoyed bowling and camping and was an avid racing fan, especially of the NASCAR Circuit.  Clarence will be sadly missed by his family and a host of friends.  He is survived by his wife, Donna Bullock Field; two sons, Thomas and Susan of Nichols and Roger at home; four daughters, Debra and Leon Rogers of Nichols, Sandrea Ulrich of Owego, Linda and Kevin Latier of Owego and Paula and Kevin Coveney of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; his mother, Helen Field of Johnson City; his mother-in-law, Dot Bullock of Owego; his brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Marcia Field of Towanda; his sister, Lillian Rockefeller of Endicott; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Thomas E. Field in 1970 and a brother, Stanley Field Sr. in 1987.  Friends may call at the Estey and Munroe Funeral home, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y. Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with Ronald Golden, pastor of the Waverly Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Spaudling Foundation for Injured Drivers in care of Betty Sherwood, St. Rt. 3, Box 9, Owego, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

FINAN –MARY JOSEPHINE FINAN MCCARTY, 84, lifelong resident of Dushore, PA died November 13, 2002 at the Highlands, LaPorte after a lengthy illness.  Born March 16, 1918 at home in New Albany, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Anna J. Murphy Finan.  She was married 44 years to the late Kenneth L. McCarty who died in 1984.  Mrs. McCarty worked for the Commonwealth Telephone Company for several years as well as SullCraft Industries in Dushore.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and enjoyed having family gatherings.  An avid seamstress and baker, she was well known for her homemade sticky buns and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.  Memberships included St. Basil’s Church, its former Altar and Rosary Society, 4-H leader for many years, volunteered at the Highlands, belonged to the Country Quilters that gathered at Sullivan Terrace and enjoyed helping others in a quiet manner, asking nothing in return.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Louise McCarty, Salt Lake City, UT and John and Kathy McCarty, Dushore; daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Kenneth Sherman, Scranton, Marie Kathleen (Kate) Meckley, Montoursville, Joan and Douglas Phillips, Troy, Barbara Gorrell, Bloomsburg and Julia and Robert Roy, LaPorte, PA; sisters; Rita Rohe and Geraldine Arey, both of Dushore; sister-in-law, Mary R. Finan, Dushore; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brothers; Vincent (Pete) Finan and Leonard (Pop) Finan and grandson Rob Roy.  Funeral services were held Nov. 16 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael B. Harris her pastor presiding.  Interment was in the adjoining parish cemetery.  The family request memorials be directed to Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA or Sullivan Co. Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FINNEY –ANN MARIE ‘SASSY’ FINNEY MIGLIACCIO, 60 of the Holmes section of Ridley Township, PA died October 30, 2004 at home.  Born in Towanda she was a resident of Bath, NY and Ellenton before moving to Holmes 34 years ago.  Mrs. Migliaccio was a bookkeeper at Secane Auto Repair for 20 years.  She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in the Secane section of the Ridley Township and the Delaware County Memorial Hospital Cancer Support Group.  Mrs. Migliaccio was a former member and coach of Kedron Youth Association and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, listing to country music and Elvis and visiting Lancaster County.   Surviving are her husband, Anthony J. Migliaccio, Jr.; son Anthony J. Migliaccio, II, Lansdowne; daughters, Maria L. Migliaccio, West Goshen, Jennifer A. Caporellie, Holmes; mother Helen Dickerson, Ellenton; sister, Nancy Frey, Sayre; Korrine Finney, Hornell, NY; brothers Robert Finney, Punta Gorda, FL; Lonnie Finney, Woodbury Heights, NJ; Gary Dickerson, Ellenton; Rodney S. Finney and Joe Finney, both of Bath, NY; four grandchildren.  A funeral Mass was held November 5th at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Secane.  Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township.  Contributions in her memory may be sent to Delaware County SPCA, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DALE R. FISHER, 60 of 216 E. Ninth St., Watsontown died at 10:110 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1982 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.  Born Sept. 15, 1921 in west Milton he was the son of Leda L. Fisher of West Milton and the late Ralph D. Fisher.  A graduate of Milton High School, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 171, Milton and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, West Milton.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was employed as a grinder-polisher by Avoc Lycoming in Williamsport.  He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, the former Arletta Wertz; a son, Dale R. Jr. of Watsontown; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Andrews of Watsontown RD 1; two brothers, Kenneth E. of West Milton and Gerald L. of Milton; a sister, Mrs. Yvonne Williams of West Milton and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.  His pastor, the Rev. Thomas B. Musser will officiate.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RD 1.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FITCH –EDNA F. KELLEY, 92 of Johnson City, N.Y. died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1987 at the Susquehanna Nursing Home.  Born Aug. 11, 1895 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Frank Fitch and the former Mary Parmenter.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Marie Kelley of Johnson City and Truman and Margaret Kelley of Betavia, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine and William Schultheis of Newark Valley, N.Y. and Mary and Howard Custard of Smithfield Flats.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y. with the Rev. John Topolewski officiating.  Interment will be in the Vestal Hills Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review

G. BLAKE FITCH, 90 of Albany, NY and a long time resident of Nordmont died Nov. 17, 1984 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany.  He was born Sept. 6, 1894 in Beerston, NY a son of William and Esther Beers Fitch.  The town was named for Mr. Fitch’s grandfather.  Moving to Nordmont in 1914 he was employed at the chemical works and when that closed he went into farming, specializing in chickens.  His farm became the largest chicken farm in Sullivan County.  He retired from farming in 1959; but was always active in Nordmont community affairs until he moved to Albany.  He served in World War I in the Navy aboard a troopship and made some 17 crossings of the Atlantic during wartime.  In 1916 he married Ruth Traugh of Nordmont.  She died in 1978.  Fitch was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Nordmont.  On Sept. 16, this year, he was honored at a community birthday party at the community hall in Nordmont.  Over 100 friends and neighbors gathered to wish him a Happy 90th Birthday.  Surviving are his son, David of Albany; two brothers, Clyde of Monticello, NY and Hugh of San Diego, CA; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Wolff of Syracuse, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held yesterday at St. Paul’s With Rev. Edgar Baker officiating.  Interment was in Cherry Grove Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

KENT D. FITCH age 66 of 9747 Marsh Rd, Valois, NY, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at home.  Kent was born March 26, 1937 to Clifford and Charlotte Fitch.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn; sons, David (Kelly) and children Matt, Cam, Braedon, and Liam of Hector, Tom (Brenda) and children Patrick and Audrey of Watkins Glen, and Mark (Joanne) and daughter Cassie of Odessa; mother, Charlotte; brother, Charles (Janet); sister, Linda Roy, all of Green Valley, AZ; brothers-in-law, Martin Marsh of Valois and Allen (Connie) Marsh of Cayuta; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Kent graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1955, and SUNY Brockport in 1961.  He was employed with IBM from 1961-1968.  Kent then taught 4th through 6th grades in the Watkins Glen School System from 1968 until retirement in 1993, except for the 1970-1971 school year when he taught on a Navaho Indian Reservation in Arizona.  Kent was a grape farmer from 1973-1993. He was a member of the Mechanics Club and the Masons' Myrtle Jefferson Lodge, both in Montour Falls. He also volunteered at the Elizabeth B. Pert Reading Center in Hector. There will be a graveside service on Monday, June 16th, at 11 a.m. in the Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois.  Family will receive friends at Fellowship Hall of the Hector Presbyterian Church from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday. In remembrance of Kent, contributions may be made to the Elizabeth B. Pert Reading Center, Box 82, Hector, NY, to the Genesee Region Home Health Hospice, Newark, NY or to the Myrtle Jefferson Lodge F. & A.M, PO Box 413, Montour Falls, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

MERRILL LOUIS FORNEY, 69 of Canton, Pa. formerly of Williamsport died peacefully Friday morning, June 24, 2005 at his home on Canton Lake.  Merrill was born on Dec. 11, 1935 in Williamsport, Pa.  He was one of four children in the family of the late Bruce and Mae (Boone) Forney.  Merrill grew up in the Williamsport area and graduated from Williamsport High School.  Mr. Forney was a proud veteran of the Korean War.  He advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served more than eight years as an Electronics and Radar Technician stationed in Korea, Hawaii and Virginia.  On Nov. 4, 1995, Merrill was married to the former, Darla Morgan at the Canton Church of Christ.  He was the owner of Kibbe Boiler Service Company in South Williamsport for many years until he retired in 1997.  A kind and friendly person, Merrill especially loved children.  He was a Boy Scout leader and sponsored several young men in becoming the “Friends of the Court” community service group.  Merrill was a member of the Heshbon Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in later years.  Other memberships included the Marine Corps League of Williamsport.  Merrill could accomplish about anything he set his mind to.  He enjoyed many things including traveling and furniture refinishing.  While at Canton’s Lake Nephawin, he loved taking boat rides and fishing.  Merrill and Darla spent many winters in their home in Florida.  Merrill is survived by his wife Darla at home; five children, Merrill “Mike” Forney Jr. and Brad (Collette) Forney all of Williamsport, Ronald (Donna) McCarty Jr. of Forksville, Melony (Ralph) Taylor of Leroy and Eyvonne (Curtis) Fitzwater of Trout Run; 10 grandchildren, Lance, Triston, Amanda, Lisa and Desiree Forney, Jamie and Logan McCarty, Laura Taylor, Trever and Jillian Fitzwater; two great-grandchildren, Talia and Trion; a sister and two brothers; Doris (Cliff) Collins and Jim (Virginia) Forney all of Miami and Jack (Tanya) Forney of Williamsport; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his faithful companions, Smidget the dog and Gidget the cat.  Mr. Forney was predeceased by his first wife, Dortha Kibbe Forney in 1992 and his father-in-law, Harold Morgan in 2002.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the funeral home.  His pastor, Rev. David B. Morris will officiate.  Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.  His family will provide flowers and ask that those who wish consider donations in Merrill’s name to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave. or the American Cancer Assoc., 1948 E. Third St., both in Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

FORSYTHE –MARGARET F. ‘MIDGE’ BAILEY of Elmira, Keuka Lake and Sebastian, Florida, died Thursday, November 19, 2003, following a brief illness.  Midge was born June 4, 1915 in Elmira to Clayton and Lena Mae Gleason Forsythe.  She attended schools in Elmira and Detroit, MI, graduating from Elmira Southside High School in 1933.  Margaret Lucille Forsythe and Robert L. Bailey were married at the First Baptist Church in Elmira on September 28, 1935.  They celebrated over 67 years of marriage. Midge is survived by three daughters, Carol G. Bailey of San Francisco, Roberta (Clark) Wambold of Madison, WI, and Peggy (Craig) Wilson of Painted Post, NY. There are three grandchildren, Todd Wambold and Beth Wambold of Madison, WI, and Christine Wilson of Painted Post, NY; five great-grandchildren, Jake, Nick and Emily Byers and Brian and Sam Wambold of Madison, WI; and several nieces and nephews.  Midge was predeceased by her husband, Robert, on April 3, 2003; daughter, Sharon Marjory in 1940; her parents; her brothers, Elmer and Eugene Forsythe; her sister, Dorothy Forsythe and her special aunt, Helen Gleason.  Midge was a homemaker and a well-known local artist who earned numerous awards and exhibited at several art shows in New York and Florida.  She is most recognized for her paintings depicting views of Keuka Lake.  She belonged to several art groups and organizations. Midge was an artist in residence at the Bully Hill Winery Gallery in 2001 at the age of 86.  She continued painting until the onset of her illness.  There will be no visiting hours. Her funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., November 23rd, at St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Hammondsport, NY, with the Reverend Sandra Curtis officiating.  Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at 9 a.m. on November 24, 2003. Flowers will be provided by the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the "Midge Bailey Hammondsport Art in the Park Scholarship Fund, c/o Carol Olszewski, 314 E. Washington Blvd., Bath, NY, The Children's Miracle Network, c/o Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY or the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, PO Box 76, Hammondsport, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CLYDE WALTER FOUST, 60 of Dushore died Monday Dec. 22, 2003 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  He and his wife Alta celebrated 31 years of marriage on Aug. 22.  Born July 31, 1943 in Muncy he was a son of Clyde William and Ruth E. Long Foust.  Clyde retired from Bryan Mound in Freeport, Texas as a control operator and also retired from the U.S. Marine Corps at the rank of Gunnery Sgt. After serving 20 years and two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Muncy V.F.W., Avis American Legion and was a devoted Boy Scout leader in North Carolina.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Lois Marie Foust Cornelio of Freeport, Texas; four brothers, Dennis of Muncy Valley, David of Wilkes-Barre and Donald and Douglas, both of Dushore; five grandchildren, Michael A., Walter S., Oliver F., Alexandrea M. and Alta M. Cornelio, all of Freeport, Texas and a sister, Eileen Greiner of Emmons, Minnesota.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Christopher Coakley of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Picture Rocks Cemetery with graveside military rites by combined veterans organizations.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Clyde to the American Cancer Society, Williamsport Chapter, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FOUST –DOROTHY M. MERRICK, 77 of 220 Sawmill Road, Cogan Station died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at her residence.  She was born on Dec. 9, 1926 in Danville, the daughter of the late Warren and Eva Smith Foust.  She was a member of the Calvary Church of Nazarene of Williamsport.  Her first husband, Karl Merritt, preceded her in death in 1976.  Her second husband, George Merrick also preceded her in death in 1999 as did a brother, Melvin Foust and a sister, Martha Foust.  Surviving are nieces and nephews, Art and Mary Foust, John and Pegg Sedivy, both of Danville, Melvin and Sandy Foust Jr. of Northumberland, a step-daughter, Mrs. Bob (Gay) Pfirman of Williamsport and Nancy Beck of Williamsport a very dear friend and caregiver.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Brady Funeral Home inc., 320 Church St., Danville with her pastor the Rev. Louis Gatti officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of service.  Family will provide the flowers.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1949 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FOUST –REBECCA G. LITTLE, 86 of Nordmont went into eternal rest Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Muncy Valley Hospital.  She had been a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit since October 2002.  Born Aug. 19, 1916 in Nordmont, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Agnes Fritz Foust.  Her husband, Earl E. Little died Nov. 6, 1996.  She was a homemaker and life long resident of Sullivan County.  She graduated from the former Sonestown School and was a member of St. Paul’s Untied Methodist Church in Nordmont.  Surviving are a daughter, Nancy L. (Leonard) Spencer of Hughesville and two sons, Robert W. (Donna) Foust at home and Steven G. (Christine) Little of New Albany.  She is also survived by a brother; Bernard Foust of Hughesville and two sisters, Dorcas Foust of Montoursville and Martha Keeler of the Highlands, LaPorte.  She leaves six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric S. Little and siblings, Ruth Karge and Ralph, Amos, Carl, Walter, Lynn and Jasper Foust.  Funeral arrangements are being made by McCarty-Thomas FH, Hughesville.  Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont at the convenience of the family.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LEO MICHAEL FOX, 50 of 9 Tamarack Trail died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 21, 1991 at Saratoga Hospital.  He was born Aug. 12, 1940 in Towanda, the son of the late Charles and Kathryn Dunn Fox.  Mr. Fox attended Mansfield State Teacher College in Mansfield.  He was an account executive with Picker International of Boston.  He was a former coach and vice president of the Saratoga Babe Ruth Association.  He was also a coach for the Saratoga National Little League and Saratoga Biddy Basketball.  Survivors include his wife, Janice Meredith Fox of Saratoga Springs; two daughters, Stephanie Fox Perry of Syracuse and Stacey Elizabeth Fox of Kansas; two sons, Scott Leo Fox and Dean Meredith Fox, both of Saratoga Springs; one sister, Rose Campbell of Birmingham, Ala. and one brother, Edward Fox of Towanda.  The funeral service will be private.  Burial will be at Saint Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.  Contributions may be made to the Saratoga Emergency Corp. or the Saratoga Hospital Foundation.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD D. ‘BUD’ FREEMAN, 65, 2511 E. 33rd, Erie, Pa. died Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995 at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Erie on Nov. 10, 1929 the son of the late John and Elizabeth Vaughn Freeman.  Mr. Freeman had been employed as a load dispatcher at Penelec for 38 years, until retiring in 1990.  He had lived in Johnstown for the last 10 years, returning to Erie this month.  Prior to that he had lived in Erie for 40 years and then in Towanda for 15 years.  In Erie, he was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church.  He was a member of Lawrence Lodge No. 708, F&AM, the Scottish Rite Consistory Valley of Erie and the Society of Holy Trinity of Erie.  He was a Home Association member of the Johnstown Elks Club, a member of the Harmonie Singing Society, a social member of VFW Post 155 and Geistown Country Club, all in Johnstown.  In Towanda he was an honorary life member of the Elks Lodge 2191 where he was Elk of the Year in 1977.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Freeman and one brother, Edward V. Freeman.  Survivors include his wife, Audrey Owens Freeman; one son, David J. Freeman of Petersburg, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Beth) M. Fedak of Harborcreek; two sisters, Betty Pratt and Leora “Jean” Dean, both of Erie; one brother, Jack L. Freeman of Louisville, KY; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Billie Loomis of St. Stephen Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.  Erie Elks Lodge 67 will conduct a service at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday followed by a service there at 7:30 p.m. by Lawrence Lodge 708 F&AM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th, Erie, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD E. FREY, 58, Roaring Branch died Saturday, April 20, 1985 in Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  He was born March 24, 1927 in Roaring Branch, Tioga County the son of John and Violet Campbell Frey.  Mr. Frey was a laborer and an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Frey of Williamsport, Mrs. Fred (Karen) Helm of Williamsport RD 2, Mrs. Kenneth (Wilma) Horn of Montoursville RD 4 and Miss Anona Frey of Williamsport; three sons, Eldon of Cogan Station, Sean and Donald, both of Troy; four brothers, Dean of Canada, William of Roaring Branch, Robert and Walter, both of Ralston; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Edna) Moyer of Ralston and Mrs. Ruth Canfield of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held today at 8:30 p.m. from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES E. FREY, 56 of Canton died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born July 21, 1945 in Roaring Branch, Pa., he was a son of the late John S. Frey and Nellie Bolt Phillips.  Jim enjoyed woodworking and collecting all types of cookie tins.  He is survived by his son, Tulsa of Canton; a brother and sister-in-law, John F. (Waneta) Frey of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Darren Minthorn of Ralston and Barbara and Steve Miller of Williamsport; a step-brother and his spouse, Arthur and Geri Phillips of Marshall, Texas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Frey was predeceased by his stepfather, Arthur “Bill” Phillips.  The family invites friends to attend a celebration of Jim’s life at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 4, 2001 at the Ralston Fire Hall, Ralston.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials donations in Mr. Frey’s memory may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRISBIE –JANE P. LEVERING, 63 of 303 N. Main St., Athens died Friday, Jan. 4, 1991 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born Aug. 29, 1928 in Sayre the daughter of Myron and Bessie Ellis Frisbie.  She is survived by her husband, George F. Levering at home; six children, Cindy Davis of Athens, Mrs. Terri (Linda) Gowan of Rome, Jeff Levering of Virginia, Michael Levering of Charlotte, N.C., Steven Levering of Athens and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Duff of Horsham, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Edna) Ehrhart of Palmyra, Pa. and Mrs. Doris Snyder of Vestal.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Thomas M. Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 N. Main St., Athens with Lt. Douglas Bartlebaugh of the Sayre Salvation Army Church officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRY –MILDRED I. MILLER, 98, formerly of Montgomery and recently, Hughesville died Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at the Muncy Valley Hospital SNU.  Her husband, Harry C. Miller died November 14, 1975.  She was born in Hughesville on December 11, 1902 the daughter of Charles and Mary Jane (Corson) Fry.  She is survived by two daughters, Helen M. Fry of Montgomery and Virginia M. Overdorf of Hughesville; one sister, Amanda Shafer of Williamsport; four granddaughters, Mary Lou Lagana of FL, Doris M. Hall of Elimsport, Karen Hummel of Hughesville and Amy L. Overdorf of West Chester and six great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by a son, Elwood Miller.  The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with her pastor, Rev. Hobart G. Campbell of Grace United Presbyterian Church, Montgomery officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FULMER –EDNA C. (FULMER) PERRY age 90 of RR3 Gillett, Ridgebury Township went home to be with her Lord and her husband Al on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. Born August 26, 1913 in Norristown, PA, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Florence Fulmer. Surviving are: a son, Fred (Mary Lou) Perry Sr. of Gillett; granddaughter, Carol (Martin) Stringham of Gillett; grandson, Fred Perry Jr. of Gillett; great-granddaughters, Sydney and Mackenzie; three nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Edna was also preceded in death by her husband, Almanzat T. "Al" Perry. Edna was a former member of the Evangelical Church in Worcester, PA.  She attended the Bentley Creek Baptist Church.  It was Edna's request that there be no calling hours.  A Funeral and Committal service will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY.  Interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, PA at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette

HARRY FURMAN age 81 died peacefully at River Hospital in Alexandria Bay, NY on Wednesday, October 20, 2004.  Harry "Junie" was born in Elmira, NY, February 6, 1923, youngest son of Harry and Helen Furman.  He attended Cornell University where he played football, his lifelong passion, served in the U.S. Navy, coached football at Chapel Hill, NC, played pro football for a year, retired from Furman Lumber Company in 1989.  He had much pleasure in starting his own business, Eastern Traffic Safety, from which he retired in 1999.  His greatest joy was coaching the DeSales High School football team through many championship seasons.  He also coached 8th grade football at a private school, Lovett, in Georgia. He was honored to be inducted into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three daughters, Ruth Castillo, Norman, OK, Sally Heuchling, Durham, NH, Jane Vincello, Keene, NH; two stepdaughters, Christina Hicks, Theresa, NY, Marlayn King, Rock Hall, Md.; and stepson, Rodney Schilling, Marietta, GA; and ten grandchildren.  He was predeceased by Lois Furman, Peter Todd Heuchling, John Furman and Katherine "Dadie" Davis.  A memorial service will be held Saturday (today), October 23, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Rock Street, in Alexandria Bay.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to: River Hospital Foundation, Attn: Karen Peters, 4 Fuller Street, Alexandria Bay, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

REGINALD BURTON FURMAN, 79 of RR 3, Box 178, Tunkhannock, Pa. died Thursday, June 12, 1997 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  He was born on Golden Hill, Laceyville on Nov. 17, 1917, son of Floyd and Grace Rair Furman.  He was married to Dorothy Farr and together they would have celebrated their 59th anniversary Aug. 6.  Before retiring Mr. Furman was a self-employed truck driver.  He was a member of the Forkston United Methodist Church.  He was also a former member of the Forkston Grange and the F.W.M. Fire Department.  He was a former supervisor for Mehoopany Township.  Surviving besides his wife are3 his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Retta; a son, James of Sugar Run; two daughters, Bonnie Payne of Brazoria, Texas and Patti McMicken of Black Walnut; a sister, Betty Price of Halstead, Pa. and 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul; three sisters, Naomi Purple, Eleanor Sprague and Evelyn Phinney; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkahnnock with the Rev. Catherine Parsons of the Forkston United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Forkston United Methodist Church, Mehoopany, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES E. GARDNER age 70, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Canton, died at home after a lengthy illness.  Born February 26, 1932, son of the late Walter and Ruth Gardner of Canton.  Jim was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1950.  He earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Mansfield University, and his master's from Penn State.  He served the Canton, Southern Tioga, and Northern Tioga school districts during his teaching career.  He retired as principal of Clark Wood Elementary, Elkland, in 1990, after 22 years of service.  After retirement, he worked in sales at Learn Ford in Elkland.  He served as zoning officer for the Borough, and he was an Elkland Community Library board member.  He was a strong participant and supporter of athletics throughout his life.  He played, organized, and managed the Cantro Twins semi-professional baseball team in the 50's and 60's while in Canton.  In Tioga County he participated in local softball and basketball leagues. He was a founder of the Elkland High School booster club, responsible for sending students to summer sports' camps. He umpired Jr. and Sr. American Legion, collegiate baseball, and fast pitch softball.  He was also actively involved in the Tioga County Sports Hall induction process.  He was a fanatical Dodgers fan. Jim enjoyed music, especially music performed by his family members.  He liked to sing and play his ukulele to old country classics.  He is survived by a sister, E.J. Gardner, Elmira; son, Cameron Gardner and June Kerrick, Elkland, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Lee Copenhaver, Grand Rapids, MI, Micky and Kevin Abrams, Towanda, PA, Leigh Anne and Gregory Humphrey, LeRoy, NY, Lesley and Mike Watkins, Addison, NY; grandchildren, Craig Gardner, Shannon Gardner, Mandi Gardner, Steffan Copenhaver, Sean Copenhaver, Kyle Pond, Brynn Pond, Gregory Humphrey, Bobby Humphrey, Ian Humphrey, Michael Humphrey, Quentin Humphrey, Annie Watkins, Mikey Watkins, Katie Watkins; and great-grandson, Austin Gardner.  He is predeceased by his wife, Jo Anne, November 2002, and his brother, Paul Gardner.  A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at the Elkland United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m., Rev. Lloyd Payne, officiating. The family requests that baseball caps and jerseys be worn to the memorial service to acknowledge Jim's baseball enthusiasm.  Memorial donations may be made to the "James E. Gardner Student Award Fund," c/o his family at 206 Oak Ave., Elkland, PA 16920. The family invites you to a "Celebration of Jim's Life" following the memorial service at Marigold Manor, Main St., Elkland, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GARDNER –VIRGINIA (GARDNER) BROWN –On the evening of July 186h, 2003, Virginia (Gardner) Brown, 66 of South Williamsport died at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Sayre, PA, August 8, 1936 she was the daughter of William and Mary (Lee) Gardner.  As a child, she suffered from rheumatic fever, a condition that caused her many setbacks and left her heart in a weakened state.  But, whereas suck circumstances might have defeated her spirit, they only served to make her character stronger.  She had been employed for 20 years as a bow maker with the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany and was more recently employed at Total Tax Services of Williamsport.  On January 21, 1961 she became the wife of Robert Brown and together they raised two sons and a daughter.  Having been able to raise above her early childhood maladies gave her the confidence to tackle just about anything.  She became well versed in the various home improvement trades, having taken an electrician’s course and having read extensively on the subject of plumbing.  Mrs. Brown taught herself roof repair as well.  Such skills and knowledge served her well as she set about the task of restoring her home.  This was a labor of love.  Mrs. Brown was also a great lover of animals, especially cats.  Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Robert Brown, Towanda; sons, Tim Brown, Towanda and Justin Brown, South Williamsport; daughter, Cheryl Brown, New Albany; brothers, Bill Lee and Bill Gardner, both of Lycoming Creek and Francis Lee, South Williamsport; sisters, Jane Lee, Williamsport, Peggy Smith of Indiana, Sherry Leach, Jersey Shore, Mary Thorn, Cogan Station; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Gardner and stepmother Bernice Gardner.  The funeral service was held July 22 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with Rev. Samuel Jordan, pastor of the Laddsburg Community Church officiating.  Interment was at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to Laddsburg Church, RR 1, Box 245-1, New Albany, PA or Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GERALD M. GARLAND, 73, Spencer died Monday, June 3, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pennsylvania.  Gerald was born in the town of Veteran, NY on May 29, 1929 the son of the late Clarence and Helen Irma (Struble) Garland.  Gerald is survived by his wife, Ruth (Bastain) Garland: daughter and son-in-law; Deborah and Claude Bailey, Spencer; grandson and his spouse; Jay and Michele Bailey, Erin; great grandson, Jacob Rorick, Spencer; 2 great granddaughters; Brianna and Kayla Bailey, Erin; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law; Fred and Adelaide Garland, Spencer; Chauncey and Kietha Garland, Camden, NY; Lee and Sherry Garland, Sullivanville, NY; Edgar and Betty Garland, Van Etten; nieces and nephews; beloved friend, Marie Shappee, Spencer.  He was predeceased by his brother, James Garland and granddaughter, Autumn Bailey.  Abiding by Gerald's request there will be no calling hours or service. Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, Southern Tier, 100 Northern Concourse, North Syracuse, NY or American Diabetes Association, Regional Chapter, 1603 West Genesee, Syracuse, NY.  Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer is handling arrangements. –Elmira Star Gazette

PETER GEANACOPOULOS age 49 of 115 E. Main St., Canton, Penna. died Saturday, January 8, 1972 at his home following an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Chicopee, Mass. with the Rev. Peter C. Katopis officiating.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Duton, Mass.  Survived by wife, Beverly W.; son, Peter A. at home; sisters, Mrs. O. Paul Dickinson, Mrs. George Copsis, both of New York City; Mrs. Harry W. Jones, Jr. of Vienna, Va., Mrs. Fred Lewis of Winter Park, Fla., Mrs. Lloyd Reed of Chicopee, Mass.; two brothers, Charles and Socrates Geanacopoulos both of Chicopee, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.  He was general manager and vice president of Canton Mfg. Co. of Canton, past president of the Canton rotary Club, Board member of the following associations – the Green Free Library, North Penna. Central Heart Assn., General Sullivan Boy Scots Council.  Member of the Industrial Management Club, West Branch Mfg. Assn.  He also served on the Bradford County Welfare Board.  Navy Veteran World War II, served in the European Theater.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Society.

A. FREDERICK GEE - Life long resident and Community Servant of Fassett, PA was reunited with his beloved wife Anna on Friday morning, December 15, 2000 following an illness at the age of 82.  Fred was born on October 14, 1918 in Osceola, PA, son of the late Amasa and Mary Tobey Gee.  He married Anna Hugg on June 5, 1942.  Together they spent their lives in Fassett, PA where Fred was very active throughout the community.  He was a past Trustee of the Fassett Baptist Church where he attended, one of the original founders of the South Creek Rod & Gun Club, founder of Northern Tier Little League Baseball, served on the Board of Directors for the local schools prior to their formally becoming the Troy School System, member of the Twin Tiers Antique Car Club, former Secretary of South Creek Township, Former Fire Chief for the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Fire Police and past Assistant Deputy Sheriff for Bradford County.  Fred was employed at the Remington Rand for 33 years, Albee Truck for 10 years and Elmira Auto Paint for 10 years.  A sportsmen, Fred enjoyed hunting, bowling, and baseball.  He loved to spend time with his family and longed to be with his beloved Anna following her passing three short months ago.  Surviving is Fred's loving son and daughter-in-law, Andrew F. Jr. "Doc" and Susan Gee of Wellsburg, NY; a daughter, Darlene Gee-Woodfin of Pine City, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jerry Geiger of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Andrea, Karyn, and Jennifer Gee; a great granddaughter, Morgan Leonberger; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Irene Gee of Orlando, FL; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  In addition to Fred's parents and wife, he was predeceased by his seven siblings.  The family will receive friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December 21, 2000 from 1:00-3 PM.  Funeral services will follow visitation (3 PM) with Fred's pastor, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to Fassett Baptist Church, RR 2 Box 92, Gillett, PA or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 37, Gillett, PA in Fred's memory. Lodge Notice: Officers and members of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a service for our dear comrade and past Fire Chief on Thursday, December 21, 2000 at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens (1:00 PM). Signed, Richard Lathrop, President –Elmira Star Gazette

ORRIN E. GEE of Dundee, NY age 81 died Monday, March 7, 2002.  Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday (Mar. 11) at Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad or Fire Dept. 12 Union St., Dundee, NY.  Mr. Gee was born April 20, 1920 in Roseville PA.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was predeceased by his wife the former Louise M. Rudd, on May 28, 1999.  Mr. Gee was a retired welder for the former American Bridge U.S. Steel of Elmira Heights.  He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154.  He is survived by one daughter, Diane L. (Mark) Langdon of Fort Worth, TX; a sister Ida May Tyler of Bath; 2 grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.  –Elmira Star Gazette

RICHARD D. GEPHART, 77 of 205 Shady Lane, Jersey Shore is at peace with his Lord and Savior.  After conquering years of heart disease through strong determination he lost a courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at his home on October 9, 2004 surrounded by his family.  Born on February 22, 1927 in South Williamsport, he was the son of the late Paul and Gertrude Gephart.  Dick and his wife, Doris celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on September 20, 2004.  He attended South Williamsport schools and was a veteran of World War II serving his country in the Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain.  Dick was a 32nd degree Mason belonging to the 232 Lodge, the Williamsport Consistory and the B.P.O.E. Elks.  He was also a member of the Blue Hill Rod and Gun Club, a former member of the Porter Township Sewer Authority and a former Sunday school teacher for St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore.  He worked at Spencer Heater, Piper Aircraft and retired from the Jersey Shore Area School District as the supervisor of buildings and grounds.  In 1959, Dick and Doris purchased a river lot in Level Corners and spent the last 45 summers swimming, boating, water-skiing and more recently, jet=skiing, with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife the former Doris L. Lentz; four daughters, Kathryn Johnson of Antes Fort, Susan (Gary) Bachman of Collomsville, Sherry (Daniel) Minnich of Jersey Shore, Christine (CY) Eminhizer of Pine Creek; one son, David (Suzanne) Gephart of Linden; three sisters, Roberta Kimble and Mary Guthrie, both of Williamsport and Grace Stopper of Avis; one brother, Gerald Gephart of South Williamsport; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Gertrude Gephart; a brother, James Gephart and two sisters, Marjorie Myers and Bonna Dunlap.  Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rearick and Carpenter Funeral home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 South Broad St., Jersey Shore with interment following at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Regional Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GILLETTE –MARJORIE K. DEPEW, 83 of RR 2, Box 113, Athens formerly of 13 Cadwill St., Waverly died Sunday, June 25, 1995 at home.  Born in Rome Township Jan. 27, 1912 the daughter of Paul and Ruby Till Gillette, she graduated from Rome High School in 1930.  She was formerly employed at the Robert Packer Hospital in the housekeeping department.  She was predeceased by her husband, Howard L. Depew Sr. in 1992.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Darius Bolton of Ulster, Shirley and Edward Shaffer of Sayre and Sharon and Duane Tubbs of Chemung, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Geraldine Depew of East Athens; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Wednesday, June 28, 1995 from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Charles Wasielewski of Talmadge Hill Gospel Tabernacle will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made to GVENS, 201 Allison St., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

IVAN SPENCER GLEASON age 84 of Orange City, Florida died on February 2, 2004.  He was born in Lawrence Township, PA, on April 29, 1919.  He was employed by Ingersoll Rand for over 30 years.  He is survived by his former wife, Wilma Howland Harrison; sons, David Gleason, Churchville, NY, Theodore Gleason, Moscow, ID, Scott Gleason, Tioga, PA, Terry Gleason, Wilton Manors, FL, Sidney Conaway, Fullerton, CA; daughter, Louella Hext, Lawrenceville, PA and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife. Ruth; and son, Jonathan Gleason.  A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Gary Weaver on Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, with a reception to follow. –Elmira Star Gazette

GLEASON –NATALIE M. BAIELY age 83, of 3061 Mill St., Tyrone, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 18, 1920 in Dundee, the daughter of Harry and Addie Mae Switzer Gleason.  Her husband, Spencer D. Bailey died May 21, 2004. Natalie had worked in the vineyards most of her life.  Surviving are her sons, Richard (Mildred) Bailey, John (Linda) Bailey, and Harry (Roberta) Bailey, all of Tyrone; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Saunders. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral services will take place Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Nola Carroll and Rev. Brian Homan will officiate and interment will be in Tyrone Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers. Memorials should be made to the National M.S. Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave., Rochester, NY or the Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.  -Elmira Star Gazette

GODLEY –HERTHA G. ROCKWELL age 91 lifelong resident of the Corning area died peacefully at her home on West Third Street, Saturday, October 23, 2004.  Mrs. Rockwell was born October 2, 1913 in Painted Post, the daughter of Carl and Mae (Monahan) Godley.  She was a graduate of Painted Post High School and Elmira Business Institute.  Hertha began her career in 1937 at Rockwell's Department Store where she was a bookkeeper.  Two years later she went to work for the Corning Glass Works in the billing department where she worked several years prior to returning to the Rockwell Company where she worked together with her husband until it was sold in 1976.  Hertha and Robert "Bob" F. Rockwell, Jr. were married December 29, 1941, at Christ Episcopal Church.  Hertha was a very involved in community and civic activities.  She had been active in the school consolidation during the 1950's, a member of the P.T.A., Corning Women´s Club, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society (Past President), Watson Homestead, Benjamin Patterson Inn, Spencer Crest Nature Center, the American Field Service, and Hospital Chapter F. She was involved with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood, a Trustee for Corning Community College for 18 years, and a Trustee of the Rockwell Museum.  Hertha was an avid collector of dolls. Working together with the Corning Glass Works, she was instrumental in saving the old City Hall building from demolition and creating the Rockwell Museum.  In 1997 she was honored for her community involvement by receiving a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Corning Rotary Club. Hertha was also inducted into the Steuben County Hall of Fame.   She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, and been on the Alter Guild for many years.  Hertha loved spending summers with her family at their Colorado cattle ranch.  Her survivors include her husband of 63 years, Robert F. Rockwell, Jr.; one daughter, Sandra (Donn) Herron of La Habra, CA; one son: Robert (Marie) Rockwell, III of Corning; granddaughters, Sara and Christine; great-granddaughter, Katelyn; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Carl Godley, Jr.; and sister, Eleanor Dunlap.  A memorial service celebrating Hertha's life will be held Monday, November 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 39 E. First Street, Corning.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning.  Those wishing may direct memorials in Hertha's name to Spencer Crest Nature Center, Spencer Hill Road, P.O. Box 22, Corning, NY, Corning Hospital, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY, Christ Episcopal Church, 39 E. First Street, Corning, NY, Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., East Corning Road, Corning, NY or Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center, Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY.  Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home Inc. –Elmira Star Gazette

ROBERT S. GOFF, 66 of RD 2 (Windham Twp.) Rome, affectionately known as “Bob” by his family and friends, died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born July 17, 1929 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. a son of Harry Edward and Edna May (Daly) Goff.  For many years Bob worked for the Katonah-Lewisboro School District in Katonah, N.Y. as a foreman taking care of its buildings and grouds area.  Following his retirement, Bob and his wife, Georgetta “Punch,” moved to Pennsylvania and made their home in Windham.  Bob enjoyed carpentry, plumbing and his much missed dog, Malty.  He was predeceased by his wife Georgetta “Punch” (Cypher) Goff on Aug. 7, 1991 and his sisters; Elizabeth, Elsie and Jane and a brother, Harry.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Robert Maryniak of Peoria, Ariz.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Alma Goff of Winsted, Conn., Norman and Barbara Goff of Bakerville, Conn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services for Bob will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 1995 at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main Street, Nichols.  Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the chapel.  Friends who wish may remember the Windham Ambulance, c/o Kelly S. Pakes, Secretary, RR 2, Box 323, Rome, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR C. GOODRICH, 83, Athens, Pa. died Oct. 21, 1995 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Maxine Bagley Goodrich, his wife of 60 years survives.  Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Bill and Phyllis Goodrich, RR 1, Hallstead, Frank and Nancy Goodrich Kirkwood, N.Y.; a daughter, Kathryn Pollock, RR 1, Hallstead; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Arthur operated various service stations and retired in 1974.  The funeral and committal services will be at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, Pa. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Reynolds officiating.  Interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM DEWEY GOODRICH born August 16, 1934 to Nettie Elizabeth Archer Goodrich and George Dewey Goodrich Sr. in Wysox, PA.  At the age of 7 his family moved to Elmira, NY.  After enlisting in the US Air Force at 17, Bill served his country honorably during the Korean War as a Jet Mechanic on reconnaissance planes.  In 1954, Bill was transferred to Bergstorm Air Force Base, Austin, TX. Within a year, Bill me the love of his life, Betty Malicoat. It was love at first sight.  The following year Bill married Betty on November 13, 1955, and thankfully enjoyed 48 years.  Bill was an electrician of the IBEW Union, until his retirement.  As an exceptionally skilled and motivated journeyman, Bill initiated and executed the ability to pre-fab his jobs.  One of which was the re-construction of the Cap. of TX, in Austin after fire damages.  This project was especially memorable, because his son, Benny, having followed his career footsteps, had the privilege and honor to work along side him. Thanks to his sharp observation and prompt action on April 27, 1977, he helped save a man's life, during the construction of the Erwin Center.  This heroic deed resulted in Bill receiving a "Life Saving Award".  Bill was loving, loyal and devoted to his family. He maintained high morals and a genuine concern for his fellow man. After a brief, but valiant battle with cancer in Seton Hosp., Bill slipped away Friday, December 5, 2003.  Surviving wife and children include, Betty Goodrich, Austin, TX, Bonnie Townsend, and husband, John, NM, Benny Goodrich and wife, Carol, TX, Barby O'Neal and husband, Ray, TX.  Bill was a proud grandparent to three fine grandsons, Ryan, Shawn, and Evan O'Neal; and one great-granddaughter, Charrise Waggener and husband, Noel, TX. Additional surviving family includes, aunt, Viola Archer; brother, Oliver Goodrich, PA; sisters, Ruth Squires, PA, Joanna Calkins, NY; Agnes Reed, NY; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. We feel Bill will find a way to continue being there to love and support his family.  Bill's home was his haven and appropriately so, is where his memorial was held to celebrate his loving and unique life.  The family received friends on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 4808 Woodview Ave., Austin, TX. He will live in our hearts forever more.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GRAHAM –MRS. ELIZABETH GRAHAM COLE of Meshoppen RD 2 died Saturday evening, April 29, 1989 at Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock where she had been a guest for one year.  Born June 28, 1902 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late James and Ellen Fitzgerald Graham.  She attended St. Agnes School in Towanda and later became a housewife for her husband, the late Arthur B. Cole who died in 1960 and their family.  She was a member of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church of Meshoppen and its Altar and Rosary Society, the Meshoppen Senior Citizens Club, the Susquehanna County Council of Republican Women and was an honorary member of the Fox Hill Country Club in Pittston.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Kenneth B. Lee of Eagles Mere, Pa., a daughter, Mrs. Betty Cole White of Tunkhannock; a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Phyllis Hunter Cole of Meshoppen; a sister, Mrs. Helen Armstrong of Vestal, N.Y., a brother, Thomas Graham of Pompano Beach, Fla.; six grandsons, eight granddaughters; two great-granddaughters, four great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.  Besides her husband she was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Patrick McDowell officiating.  Interment will be in Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.  Those who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

C. EDWARD GREENOUGH - World War II Veteran Pilot of F-4 Hellcatt age 76 was killed the morning of March 6, 2000 when the van he was driving was involved in a traffic accident in Yuma, Arizona.  He was born November 27, 1923 in Troy, PA.  Mr. Greenough was formerly with Northwestern Life Insurance in Elmira and retired from Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co. and living in Yuma, AZ.  Mr. Greenough graduated from Southside High School, Elmira in 1941 and served in the United States Navy as Lieutenant (JG) from 1943-1946.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ina Tomlinson Greenough and is survived by his wife, Betty; father, Paul E. Greenough of Gillett, PA; son, Dale (“Happy” E. Greenough of Creswell, OR, son, Steven L. Greenough of Colville, WA; daughter, Martha C. Lucas of Bend, OR; grandchildren, Rachel Sanders, Jasmine Greenough, Sarah McVey, Forest Greenough, Travis Lucas and Isaiah Greenough; sisters, Donna (William) Beechey of Gillett, PA and Marjorie (Kirtland) Clark of Mansfield, PA; brother, Paul (Helen) Greenough of Stow, OH; great-grandchildren, Andrew Sanders, Alyssa Sanders and Matia Chastain.  Funeral services were held for the family in Yuma on March 10, 2000 with Ed’s brother, Paul E. Greenough, together with Ed’s sons, Dale E. Greenough and Steven L. Greenough officiating.  Cremation was held March 10, 2000.  –Elmira Star Gazette

J. MERTON GREENOUGH, North Richard Hills, TX died October 2, 2000 at the hospital there.  He was the son of the late Willis B. and Nettie L. Greenough of Troy.  Mr. Greenough graduated from Troy High School class of 1935 and from Parks College of Aeronautics with the class of 1939.  During World War II he was assigned to military transport in Africa and South America.  He was director of systems operations with American Airlines at the time of his retirement after more than 42 years of service.  Surviving are his wife, Ginny Greenough, North Richland Hills, TX and her children, Mike, Mark, Dana and Steve; daughter, Susan Greenough, Cary, NY; grandchildren, Susan Russo, Lake Havasu, AZ and Patty Russo, Granada Hills, CA; sister, Janet G. Goodson and her husband, Angus, Vienna, VA; son-in-law, Tony Russo, St. Charles, MO.  Preceding him in death was his wife of 46 years, Ruth Marie Greenough and a daughter, May Ruth Russo.  A memorial service was held October 5 at Pipeline Road Church of Christ in Hurst, TX.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GREENOUGH –JANET GREENOUGH GOODSON, 83 of Vienna, Va. died on Feb. 9, 2003 at the Walter Reed Medical Center.  Janet was born in Troy, Pa. the daughter of Willis and Nettie (Leonard) Greenough.  She graduated from Troy High School in the class of 1936.  She is survived by her husband, Angus Goodson; a son, Angus C. (Mary) Goodson II; daughters, Suzanne (James) Darnes, Signe (Rick) Foerster, Patricia (Andy) Dodson and seven grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive, Vienna, Va. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with interment at Arlington National Cemetery following the service.  Memorials can be sent to the church listed above.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN SPAULDING GRIFFIN died at his home at Los Angels, California, February 6, 1919, aged 75 years four months and twenty days.  Deceased was born in Canton May 16, 1844 and until mature manhood lived here and was probably one of the best known citizens of old Canton.  His early years were spent in agricultural pursuits and during the civil war he was a member of a Union cavalry regiment that did splendid service in putting down the Rebellion.  Returning to his home after the war was over he became a clerk in the employ of Burk, Thomas & Co., who were then just starting in business.  Afterwards he was a member of the well known dry goods firm of Griffin & Bacon, which concern built up a large and profitable business.  In 1886 he sold out his interests in Canton and located in Nebraska, where he carried on an extensive real estate business.  Becoming interested in California real estate he sold his Nebraska holdings about 1912 and became a citizen of Los Angels, where he continued his real estate operations.  He had made frequent visits to Canton during the years of his residence in the west and kept in touch with people here and no visitor was ever more warmly greeted than he.  He made what he told the writer was his farewell visit last fall, remaining here until the holidays.  He is survived by one son, Frank Griffin of Lancaster, California and one daughter, Miss Laura Griffin, who was his companion and housekeeper and who visited here with him last fall, Mrs. W. C. Sechrist of this place was a sister and one brother, Seth Griffin lives near Sunbury.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GRISWOLD –REGINA ‘JEAN’ STORRS – On the evening of September 10, 2005 longtime Canton resident Regina Storrs, 93 died quietly at Troy Community Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in San Antonio, TX on April 20, 1912 she was the daughter of Arthur and Teresa (Hawkins) Griswold.  Known to her friends as Jean, she relocated with her family to Canton, graduating from Canton High School with the class of 1930.  On September 13, 1933 she married her high school sweetheart, LaRue “Larry” Storrs.  Together they raised a son and shared almost 70 years until his passing in 2003.  She served for many years as postmaster of Lakeville, PA returning to Canton after her retirement.  For the past nine moths, she resided at the Sherwood Personal Care in Canton Township.  To all who knew her, she was a multi-faced gem with diverse interests.  Her sense of civic pride was reflected in her membership in the Village Improvement Association.  Her love of the arts manifested itself through her involvement in the Canton Literary Club and the Canton Music Club.  As a member of the Foxy Red Hatters, she knew how to let her hair down and have fun.  She was also a woman with an undying faith in her Lord and was an active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish as well as the IHS Adult Sunday School class.  Most of all she will forever be remembered as the sweet, soft-spoken lady with the twinkling eyes and perpetual smile, with never a cross word for anyone.  All who knew her will sadly miss her.  Surviving are her son, Richard (Betty) Storrs, El Cajon, GA; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins, and her special devoted cousin, Kate Shertz.  She was preceded in death by her husband, LaRue and a brother, Victor Griswold.  In accordance to her wishes, a celebration of her life was held Sept. 14 at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with the Rev. James House officiating.  Memorials in Mrs. Storrs’ name may be made to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund, 43 No. Center Street, Canton, PA.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT H. GRISWOLD, 86 formerly of Grantham, PA died on Friday, April 26, 2002 in Jennersville Regional Hospital.  He was born August 30, 1915 in Canton and was a 1932 graduate of Canton High School.  He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the local scout troop.  Mr. Griswold was a graduate of Dickinson College and Dickinson Law School where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Psi fraternities.  He served during the Second World War as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy.  Following the war he accepted a position with the law firm of McNees, Wallace and Nurick, Harrisburg, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the Citizens Electric Company and the Upper Allen Township Sewer Authority and was a long-standing member of the Dauphin County Bar Association.  Mr. Griswold was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Harrisburg.  He was the widower of Leota Blair Griswold.  Surviving are his sons, Dr. David R. Griswold of Millerstown and Scott M. Griswold of Bridger, MT; one daughter, Anne G. Disabatino of Landenburg, PA; eight grandchildren and one brother, Scott W. Griswold Sr. of Wellsboro.  Services were held May 2 at Musselman Funeral home in LeMoyne, PA.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Hampden Township.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

VICTOR AUSTIN GRISWOLD, 87, Medicine Lodge, KS died August 27, 1997 in Kansas.  Born February 6, 1910 in San Antonio, TX he was the son of Arthur and Theresa (Hawkins) Griswold, but moved to Canton to spend his childhood.  Mr. Griswold was a WWII veteran, a retired captain, member of Silver Haired Legislature for six years, on the Judicial selection committee for 10 years and retired as a Barber County Soil Conservationist, where he worked for 45 years.  He was also a member of the Lions Club.  Surviving are his wife the former Lillian Trechler, who he married December 28, 1942 in Holsington, KS at home; sons, John Griswold, Rowland Heights, CA, Rick Griswold, Seattle, WA; daughter, Connie McColley, Wichita, KS; sister, Jean Stores, Lakeville, PA; one grandchild.  The funeral services were held at the Resthaven Mortuary and Cemetery, Sept. 2.  A memorial service will be held at Holy Rosa Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge, KS at a later date.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LESTER E. GROOVER, 80 of Estero, FL died December 22, 1991 at a nursing home.  Mr. Groover, a former Canton resident had resided in Estero since April of 1991 coming from Daytona Beach.  He was a member of the Christian Drive In Church of Daytona Beach, a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army and member of the D.A.V. of Daytona Beach.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Groover of Estero; a son, Robert Groover, Southerton, CT; brother, Harry Groover of California; a sister, Mrs. Irene Connelly of Estero and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Walter Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home Dec. 26, 1991 with Rev. Carl Bush of the Estero Baptist Church officiating.  Additional funeral services and burial were held in Daytona Beach, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GROSHESKY –HELEN F. BERRY, 80 of Lopez died Wednesday afternoon Sept. 26, 1990 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte.  She was born Nov. 7, 1909 in Murraytown, Sullivan County a daughter of the late William and Margaret Walinch Groshesky.  She graduated from the Lopez High School.  Mrs. Berry was a lifelong resident of Lopez.  She was the tax collector for Colley Township for 10 years.  She retired from the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred.  She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mildred.  Surviving are her spouse, Carl E. Berry a resident at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte; two sons, Carl L. Berry, Lopez and William J. Berry, Bethlehem, Pa.; two grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred with the Rev. Paul M. Baier officiating.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM H. GROSS SR., 57 of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 died
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2000 following a period of declining health.  Born Oct. 28, 1942 in Sayre, he was the husband of Kathleen Kelley Gross.  Besides his wife of 35 years, he is survived by a son, William Jr. and a daughter, Billie Jo Gross, both of Columbia Cross Roads; several brothers and sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Don Newkirk officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Flowers are gratefully declined however, donations may be made to a charity of choice in Bill’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAY T. GROVER, 71 of Towanda RR3, Towanda Township died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at his home following declining health.  Born Dec. 14, 1932 in Wysox he was the son of the late William Grover and Ella Hartenstein Grover.  Ray attended the Wysox School and in early years was employed by Corning Community College, Corning, N.Y. and by Agway Inc. in Wysox.  He was later employed by Masonite Corp. in Wysox for 30 years until his retirement in 1994.  Ray possessed great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and NASCAR.  He is survived by his wife, Edna Yates Grover, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Abbie and Randy Landmesser, Carrie and Paul Mueller and Mary and William Mulcahy all of Towanda; a son, Ray T. Grover Howell of Ulster; six grandchildren, Krissa and Erick Casselbury of Wysox, Jeffery and Sara Muller of Towanda, and Joshua and Jacob Mulcahy of Towanda; four great-grandchildren, Dakota, Harli and Mahalia Westbrook, all of Towanda and Kaleb Muller of Wysox; a brother, Francis Grover of Camptown; a sister, Vina Kunkle of Monroeton; a sister-in-law, Gladys Groover of Wysox; special friend and buddy, Bobby Yates of Standing Stone, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Charles and Bernard Groover; three sisters, Anna Harvey, Catherine Forrest and Ethel Yates and a grandson, Ron T. Grover.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Ave. in Towanda.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with pastor Thelma Wright of His Majesty Fellowship Church in Athens officiating.  Interment services will be private.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE E. GUINTER, 82 of 39 N. Main St., Muncy died Saturday, May 14, 1983 at his home following an extended illness.  He was born Aug. 5, 1900 at Proctor the son of Elmer E. and Della Jane McHenry Guinter.  He served with the army in World War II.  He was a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post N. 104, Montoursville and the Howard Kahler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 844, Williamsport.  He was also a member of Moose Lodge 145, Williamsport, The Williamsport Republican Club and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Trout Run.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Breisford with whom he lived and Miss Linda K. Guinter of Hughesville; a brother, Raymond, Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Roberts and Mrs. Mabel Wilcox, both of Canton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SHIRLEY JEAN GUISEWHITE - On the evening of Thursday, November 28, 2002, Shirley Jean Guisewhite of Horseheads, N.Y. died quietly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  She was 58 years of age.  Born in Shunk, Pa. on January 29th 1944, she was the youngest of eight children in the family of Arden G. and Lena (Norton) Guisewhite.  Shirley was one of God's special children who, despite her handicaps, faced the world with a smile and a song in her heart.  Throughout her life she enjoyed listening to music.  It was one of the few pleasures in her life which she could indulge unhampered by her physical limitations.  With her cheerful smile and pleasant demeanor Shirley brightened the lives of all who knew her.  She is survived by brothers, Perry Guisewhite of Elmira and Norman (& Jackie) Guisewhite of Shunk, Pa., sisters Margaret Smiley of Horseheads and Sylvia (& Walter) Adams of Big Flats, brother-in-law Dean Bastion of Horseheads, uncle Ward Norton of Bentley Creek as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, George Guisewhite, and sisters, Frances Bryan and Thressa Bastion.  Viewing will be 10 A.M. Wednesday December 4th at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St. Canton. Funeral services will follow at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Herbert Eby officiating. Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, Pa. –Elmira Star Gazette

PERRY GUISEWHITE SR. age 74, of 323 Norton Street, Elmira, NY, died on Friday, December 27, 2002 at the Bath VA Center.  He was born on April 28, 1928 in Wheelerville, PA to the late Arden and Lena (Norton) Guisewhite.  Perry was predeceased by his wife, Hazel, son, John Arden Guisewhite, brother, George Guisewhite and sisters, Shirley Guisewhite and Thresa Bastion. Survivors include his sons, Capt. Randy (Sherry) Allen of Miami, FL, Perry Guisewhite Jr. (Squeaker), David Roy (Karla) Guisewhite and James Martin Guisewhite all of Elmira; brother, Norman (Jackie) Guisewhite of PA; sisters, Sylvia (Walter) Adams of Big Flats and Margaret Smiley of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Dean Bastion of Odessa, NY; 8 grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.  Perry retired from Dalrymple Contracting after many years of service.  He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 30th from 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services and interment will take place at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette

GUITON –COLLEEN BROOKS age 37, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  She is survived by her husband, Donald A. Brooks; and three children, Austin, Evan, and Cassandra (Cassie) Brooks, all at home; her parents, Sandra Guiton, Mooresville, NC; and Martin Guiton, Friendsville, PA; her grandmother, Elizabeth Morrow, Mooresville, NC; two sisters, Theresa Kotanchek and her husband Mark Midland, Michigan, and Mary Guiton and her companion, Diane Johnson, Schwenksville, PA; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Martin and Paula Guiton, and Kenneth Guiton, all of Mooresville, NC; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was a pharmacist at CVS in Mansfield. Colleen touched the lives of many people.  She gave unselfishly of herself to her family and to the community.  She will be missed terribly but live on in the memory of her love.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 64 S. Main Street, Montrose, PA, and 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Middletown, PA.  Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Flynn, PA.  The family will receive friends at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Office of Donor Services, 1311 Mamaroneck, White Plains, New York.  –Elmira Star Gazette

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