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FLOYD ADAM INNES age 85 of 360 Victory Highway Lot 4, Painted Post, NY died Friday, June 13, 2003 at the Corning Hospital.  He was born December 5, 1917 in Canton, PA the son of the late Anson and Alice Calvery Innes.  He was a graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp., Staff Sgt., during World War II (1941-1945), serving in the China Burma India Theater.  Floyd and Amy Bailey were married May 30, 1941 in Roseville, PA.  She predeceased him in January of 1999. He was employed in Agricultural Supply Sales, serving the Bath and Beaver Dams area.  Previously he was the owner of Innes Red & White Store in Beaver Dams, NY (from 1950-1970).  For several years he also was employed with the R.L. Callahan Co. and M.J. Ward, retiring in 1980.  For over 50 years, Floyd was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post.  He was a wood worker, crafting furniture for family members and friends.  He carried this talent of carpentry over in his volunteerism with Habitat for Humanity. Floyd also volunteered for Meals On Wheels and the Tourist Information Booth for the City of Corning. Surviving are his sons, John (Annette) Innes of Bethlehem, PA and David (Dawn) Innes of Yardley, PA; three grandchildren; and sister, Betty Felton of Fairborn, OH; also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. There will be a memorial service at the First Baptist Church of Painted Post, NY Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Floyd's name to the First Baptist Church of Painted Post, 130 W. Water St., Painted Post, NY or the charity of one's choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette

IVES –FLORENCE IVES DOBBINS, 63 of Canton died on Monday, June 4, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy.  She was born on June 9, 1938 a daughter of Irving and the late Ida (Schwartz) Ives.  Florence enjoyed her family, cooking and all types of handicrafts.  She also enjoyed spreading her ministry over the internet.  She is survived by her sons, Corey Dobbins of Towanda, David Dobbins of Caldwell, N.J. and Paul and Michael Dobbins of New Jersey; a daughter, Deborah (Edward) McGhee of Canton and three grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, Towanda with the Rev. Lowell R. Patton officiating.  Memorial contributions in Florence’s name may be directed to the 6700 Club, c/o Rev. Pat Robertson.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

IVAN B. JAPHET, 77 of 1011-23rd Ave. West, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Owego and Newark Valley died early Monday morning (1973) at the Government Convelescent Home, Bradenton after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa M. Japhet of Bradenton; a brother, Kenneth Japhet, Binghamton; an aunt, the Rev. Mae M. York of Binghamton; several cousins.  He was born Aug. 17, 1895 in Newark Valley, son of the late Franklyn J. and Lizzie Stannard Japhet.  He was a retired Inspector for the N.Y.S. Department of Transportation; a 50-year member of Oketa Lodge, 685, IOOF of Newark Valley and served as a Past Noble Grand of the Lodge.  He was a member of Bradenton Lodge 16, IOOF; he formerly attended the Congregational Church of Newark Valley.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the MacPherson Funeral home, Newark Valley, the Rev. Lorena Bruce, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Nanticoke will officiate.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley in the family plot at the convenience of the family.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Oketla Lodge 685 IOOF of Newark Valley will conduct ritualistic service at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

ELMER JENKINS, 87, longtime resident of Shunk, Pa., died on Saturday morning, March 17, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. He had been a resident there since August 2006.  Born in Grover, Pa. on May 30, 1919, Elmer was a son of the late Wilson and Marion (Nenninger) Jenkins.  He was a 1938 graduate of Canton High School.  On May 6, 1940, Elmer married the former June Bagley. His beloved June died on Nov. 14, 1993.  Elmer and June purchased the J-Dale dairy farm in Fox Township in 1959.  He will be lovingly remembered as a hard-working man, dedicated to providing for his family.  Elmer was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and served as a church trustee.  He also was an Eastern Milk Producers delegate and a school bus driver.  Elmer and June loved to travel, especially out West and were able to visit all contiguous 48 states.  Surviving are his children, two sons, Allen (Joan) of Mansfield, Pa., and Mark of Shunk, and two daughters, Diane Jenkins of Cogan Station, Pa., and Lana (Jack) Moody of Shunk. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Doug (Amy) Jenkins of Phoenixville, Pa., Dan (Heidi) Jenkins of Mansfield, Pa., Steve (Heather) Moody of Troy, Pa., Ellen (Jake) Kehres of Middlefield, Ohio, and Elaine (Steve) Dolak of Telford, Pa.; and five great-grandchildren, Gracie, Eli and Maya Moody, Benjamin Kehres and Caleb Dolak.  Elmer's family invites friends to call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be held in Brown Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/19/2007

JENKINS –SARAH JENKINS AYERS age 73 of West Burlington Township, wife of Vincent E. Ayers died on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by a son, Charles (Galva) Losey; daughter, Beth (Larry) Martin; stepchildren, Richard (Roberta) Ayers, Joyce (Fran) Williams, Earl (Alli) Ayers and Martin Sandy) Ayers.  She is also survived by sisters, Lula (Ray) Chrzan and Carol Kipp and a brother, Van (Carol) Jenkins.  Sarah also had several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was also surrounded by many wonderful neighbors and friends whom she treated like family.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Losey; parents, Evan and Lula Jenkins; brothers, Harry and Chuck Jenkins; sister, Rebecca “Belle” Wooster and stepson, Roy Ayers.  Arrangements were made by Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  The family will hold a memorial service honoring Sarah’s life at a later date.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHNSON –GINGER L. PARSON, 62, Bloomsburg, PA formerly of Williamsport died February 1, 2001 at the Geisinger Medical Center where she was taken after being stricken at home.  Born November 4, 1948 in Philadelphia she was the daughter of Henry E. and Martha J. Leonard Johnson.  She was employed by Wundies, Glamorize, Bertha Boys and Plankenhorn Braid Works.  Her hobbies were sewing and knitting.  Surviving in addition to her mother of Cogan Station are daughter, Dawn Michelle Leonard, Montoursville, Debra L. James, St. Augustine, FL, Denise L. VanBuskirk, Shickshinny; sister, Tonette A. Ertel, Steelton; step-brother, Michael A. Johnson; step-sister, Sandra I. Adams, both of Williamsport; her foster parents, Howard and Dortha Johnston, Wellsboro; nine grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Junius Burno.  The funeral was held February 5 at the Knight-Confer’s, Williamsport.  Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JONES –HARRIETT ALICE EDSELL age 77 of Stevensville died on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at her home with her loving family at her side.  Alice was born in Warren Center on Dec. 16, 1924 a daughter of the late Olin and Anna Bowen Jones.  She graduated from the LeRaysville High School a member of the class of 1944.  Alice married J. Bernard Edsell of Stevensville on June 30, 1946.  She and her husband operated the family farm in Pike Township until retiring.  Alice was a loving spouse and mother and enjoyed being with and cooking for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved to snowmobile during the winter and also was very gifted working with ceramics.  She was an avid gardener both with flowers and vegetable.  She was always with her great loved dog, Pepper.  Surviving are; her spouse, Bernard at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Mary Edsell of Stevensville, Gene and Gloria Edsell of Stevensville and Leo and Cheryl Edsell of Stevensville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Alden Brown of LeRaysville, Harriet Payton of Stevensville, Oma and Ed Taylor of LeRaysville and Dawn and George Bolles of Laceyville; sisters-in-law, Marian Jones of Rome, Ruth Jones of North Orwell and Marian Jones of Florida; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Alice was predeceased by brothers; Fenton Jones, Llewellyn Jones and Paul Jones and a sister, Christine Rought.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. George Jatko, pastor of the Neath Welsh Congregational Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Stevens Cemetery, LeRaysville.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the charity of your choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROY JONES age 76 died and Savior on Tuesday, June 9, 1998.  He is survived by his children, Deborah and Keith Morgan of Millerton, PA, R. Jeffrey and Sara Jones of Wellsboro, PA, Alan and Susan Jones of Millerton, PA; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister, Catherine Genaway of Elmira, NY; brothers, David Jones of Delhi, NY, Cenis Jones of Pine City, NY, Charles Jones of Millerton, PA, Raymond Jones of Pine City, NY, John Jones of Millerton, PA; numerous nieces and nephews.  Roy was predeceased by his wife, Margaret E. Jones, December 8, 1995 his parents, John and Alice (Orton) Jones; sister, Emma Nash and brother, Willard Jones.  Roy was a retired Machinist with over 40 years service with the American LaFrance Company.  It was Roy’s request that Service’s be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  –Elmira Star Gazette

KEENEY –MRS. REBECCA K. EPLER, 88 formerly of Dushore and New Albany died Tuesday (1986) at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella.  Born March 27, 1898 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Minnie Brown Keeney.  She spent most of her life in the Bradford and Sullivan Counties areas.  Her husband, the late Arthur Epler died May 4, 1973.  One daughter, Marie Epler Leo predeceased her on Sept. 12, 1978.  She was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore.  Surviving are two sons, Harry Epler of New Albany, Kenneth Epler of Millport, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Chapel, Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

KELLEY –BETTY ‘KELLEY’ MUSHOCK of 132 East Broad Street, Hazleton died Saturday night, Sept. 21, 1991 at the Hazleton General Hospital.  Born in Leroy she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Percival Kelley.  She moved to Hazleton in 1961 and prior to her retirement was employed as a cook at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Hazleton.  She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Repperd of Binghamton and Suzanne Marion with whom she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Crandell of Monroeton and Laura Mulcahy of Tunkhannock; two grandchildren and two great-grandsons and close friends, Thomas Bielskie of Hazleton and Shane Lite of Binghamton.  She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, William; three sisters, Pauline Schrader, Ernestine Dobbins and Mary Kahler and two brothers, Arthur and Leo.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the Fierro Funeral Home, 26 West Second St., Hazleton with the Rev. Dr. Carl G. Schweitzer officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

KEVIN B. KELLEY, 47 of Schuylkill Haven, Pa. died Sunday Feb. 4, 2001 at Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, Pa.  Born June 2, 1953 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Emmerson and Ruth Bennett Kelley.  He was a graduate of Canton High School and worked for Albright Paper and Box Co., Pottstown, Pa.  Surviving are his children; sons, Brock Kelley of Phoenix, Ariz. and Michael and Coleman and his daughter, Katiann, all of Canton; his fiancée, Beverly Pelachick at home and her children, Ted Pelachick of Calford, Jonathan Pelachick at home and Susan and her husband, Ken Whitesell and their sons of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Judy Kelley of Schuyler Falls, N.Y. and Larry and Gale Kelley of Canton; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy Lammy and Lorraine and Tom Rusk, all of Canton, Barbara and Harry Reed of Lisbon Falls, Maine and Janet Cooke of Cumbola, Pa.; His aunts and uncle, Norma and Ed Chubbuck, Alice Watson and Blanche Bennett, all of LeRaysville, as well as Gary Avery of Marsh Hill, Pa. and Gerry Avery of Emmaus, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Kevin was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Ronald and a niece, Rhonda.  Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at the Robert A. Evans Funeral home, Port Carbon, Pa. with the Rev. Lester Roves officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

MILAN BARNEY ‘BUDDY’ KELLEY, 54 died August 22, 2001 at Moses Cone Hospital.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and formerly attended Fellowship Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Eanes Kelley of the home; daughter, Anna Gates, Burlington; sons, Marty Kelley and Wife Audrey, Whitsett, Tony Gates, Greensboro, Joseph Gates, Greensboro; brother, Gary Kelley Summerfield; sisters, Beverly Wilcox, Roseville, PA, Diana Chapman, Seminole, FL; brother, Pete Rugar of Texas; sisters, Kitty Dillon, Falls Church, VA, Sueanne Rugar of Florida; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters-in-law and several loving nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held August 25 at Hanes-Lineberry Van-story Chapel.  Burial will be in Salisbury National Cemetery at a later time.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM L. ‘BILL’ KELLEY, 73 of 112 Paul St., Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday January 23, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born January 17, 1934 in Towanda, Pa. he was the son of the late Regis J. Kelley and Gertrude Nesbitt Kelley. "Bill," as he was known by his family and friends, was a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1955.  On May 27, 1955 he married the former Sallie Capwell in Troy, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 48 years on May 19, 2003.  Bill was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the US Marine Corps. While serving in Korea, he was wounded in combat with enemy forces and was subsequently awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  Bill was employed by International Business Machines Federal Systems Division in an upper management position in Owego, N.Y. from 1960 until his retirement in 1989.  Bill was dedicated and instrumental in the development of various space programs by IBM some which include the computer systems display units for the NASA space shuttle program.  He possessed great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren.  Bill was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre.  Surviving are: His Children: Richard R. Kelley of Offallion, Ill., Rebecca Anne Kelley of Sayre Stephen W. Kelley and his wife Dawn Kelley of Palm Bay, Florida; his Grandson: Matthew Kelley; two Granddaughters: Katelyn and Breanna Kelley; Sisters: Elaine Ward of Elmira, N.Y. Mary Anna Lapating and he husband Edward Lapating of Poway, CA. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday January 27, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz, Rector, officiating.  The Valley Color Guard will accord military honors at the church Saturday afternoon.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Mary's Guild of the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave. Sayre, Pa. in William L. Kelley's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2007

IVAN B. KELLOGG age 83 a retired photographer died March 8, 2003 in Port Charlotte, FL.  Ivan Kellogg was born April 22, 1919 in Taylor, NY to Mary Warburton Kellogg and Frank Burr Kellogg.  He married Florence Louise McConnell on August 20, 1939 at Riverside Wesleyan Church (now Victory Highway Wesleyan Church.)  She predeceased him in 1989. Ivan married Eleanor Miles on April 6, 1991. Ivan and Eleanor spent their winters in Port Charlotte, FL.  He served in France during WWII, having miraculously survived an army jeep shelling without injury.  Following the war, he attended photography school at the New Haven Progressive School of Photography of New Haven, CT.  Mr. Kellogg worked as a photographer for Corning Glassworks photo media department until 1970. He retired in 1991 as owner/proprietor of Kellogg Studios on High St. in Riverside, having photographed numerous weddings, portraits, events and famous figures.  In retirement, he became an accomplished painter.  Legend has it that he was the first person to water-ski on Waneta Lake in Wayne, NY, after making homemade water-skis.  A steadfast man of God, Ivan spent many hours in prayer for his family, friends and ministries around the world.  He was often seen worshipping at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, where he had attended since 1932.  Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Miles Kellogg of Painted Post and Port Charlotte, FL; son, Douglas E. (Delberta) Kellogg of Campbell; daughters, Nancy (Clarence) Williams and Shelia (Frank J.) Borkowski, all of Painted Post; brother, Meredith (Marjorie) Kellogg of Houghton, NY; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and others.  Friends may call on Saturday, March 15 at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY, from 10 a.m. until noon, where the service celebrating his life will be held at 12 noon with Rev. David LeRoy and Rev. Paul Piraino officiating.  Burial will be at Cooper's Plains Cemetery.  Donations may be made in memory of Ivan B. Kellogg to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church Building Fund.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CLENDON R. KELLY - Formerly of Horseheads, NY age 87 a resident of ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Greencastle, PA, died Friday afternoon, June 22, 2001 in the nursing center.  Born November 14, 1913 in Bradford County, PA, he was the son of the late Servellon B. and Mabel (Smiley) Kelly.  He worked as the supervisor of receiving and warehousing at Corning Glass Works in Greencastle, PA.  Mr. Kelly was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle.  He was a member and past president of the Kauffman Ruritan Club, Kauffman, PA.  He was a 1932 graduate of Horseheads High School in Horseheads, NY.  He and his wife, Luella L. (Jessup) Kelly were married January 15, 1933.  Surviving family, in addition to his wife are: daughters, Patricia J. Luther of Greencastle, PA and Rayee Ann Rosenberry of Ft. Loudon, PA; sons, Douglas A. Kelly of Dade City, FL, Richard W. Kelly of Horseheads, NY, Gerald R. Kelly of Horseheads, NY, Edward C. Kelly of St. Augustine, FL and Stanley C. Kelly of Greencastle, PA; brother, Dean S. Kelly of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Vera Louise Bruce of Troy, PA, Jean Marie Williamson of Salinas, CA, Mildred Santucci of Horseheads, NY, Sarah Lou Schnautz of Horseheads, NY and Eula Horton of Palm Coast, FL; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM from the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, PA with Rev. Donald E. Reese officiating.  Burial will be in the Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, PA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Wildlife Resource Conservation Fund, PO Box 8764, Harrisburg, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

KENDALL –NANCY E. BOYLE, 60, Horseheads, NY died December 15, 1997 very unexpectedly.  Born March 20, 1937 she was the daughter of Austin and Dorothy Schucker Kendall, Troy.  She was a graduate of Susquehanna University and was a teacher in the Corning-Painted post School District for 27 years and played the violin with the Corning Philharmonic for several years, also.  Predeceasing her were her husband, Richard L. Boyle, August 9, 1996 and her son, Steven James Boyle.  Surviving are children; Candace and Robert Thompson, Corning, NY, Richard and Julie Boyle, LeMarque, TX, Elizabeth Ross and Leon Read, Corning, NY, Jeffrey and Jacquie Boyle, Owings Mills, MD, Kurt Boyle, Horseheads, NY, Scott Boyle, Cockeysville, MD, Chris and Sherri Boyle, Berlin, MD; tend grandchildren; father, Austin Kendall, Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Phyllis Kendall, Taveres, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Marceil and Floyd Haight, Troy; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dana and Beverly Boyle, Grand Island, NY, Marie Boyle, Delray Beach, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held December 18 from the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.  Those wishing may remember Mrs. Boyle through memorials to the Nancy E. Boyle Memorial Fund, c/o the Corning-Painted Post School District music department, 165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY to provide opportunity for students to enrich themselves through music appreciation.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNEDY –ALYCE HORTON JONES age 97 died Wednesday November 7, 2001 at E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center in Baker, West Virginia.  Alyce was born September 2, 1904 in Elmira, NY to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Grace Lucky Kennedy.  She worked at Kanns Dept. Store in Washington, D.C.  She was married to Harold h. Horton who died in 1945 and then to Henry Jones who died in 1985.  Surviving are; 3 sons, Harold h. Horton of Clearwater, FL, Richard E. Horton of Fredricksberg, VA and William “Bill” Horton of Star Tannery, VA; 5 daughters, Helen Kinney of FL, Nancy Landon of Tecumsuh, MI, Dora Manwaring of Elmira, NY, Annetta Sites of Petersburg, WV and Shirley Grober of Indian Springs, Nevada, 66 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren, 58 great-great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by both parents, both husbands, 1 son, Clifford J. Horton, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 1 great-grandson, Gordon Horton and 1 great-great-grandson, Dakota Wayne Rohrbauc.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Mckee Funeral Home in Baker, WV.  –Elmira Star Gazette

WILBUR F. KENNEDY JR. age 44 of East Berlin, Pa., formerly of Galeton, Pa. died April 7, 2003 at the Hershey Medical Center.  He was born November 8, 1958 in Blossburg, Pa., the son of Wilbur and Ruth Lovell Kennedy.  Wilbur was employed at Staff Amusement Co., and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hanover, Pa.  Surviving in addition to his parents of Galeton, Pa., is a sister, Vickie Hurst of Galeton, Pa., and five brothers, James of Galeton, Pa., Walter of Westover, W. Va., John of New Oxford, Pa., Robert of Thomasville, Pa. and William of East Berlin, Pa.  He was predeceased by a brother, Scott.  Friends are invited to call at the Lloyd Brown Funeral Home, 45 Germania St., Galeton, Pa., Friday 1-2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Prouty, officiating. Burial in Germania Cemetery, Germania, Pa.  –Elmira Star Gazette

KIER –MIRIAM CAMILLA KEIR CRANE age 34 of Dushore, Pa., died as a result of a tragic fire on March 31, 2007.  Camilla was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Nov. 15, 1972, a daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Hernandez Keir.  She cherished her children and her family dearly; she loved animals and was an avid horsewoman and gardener.  She enjoyed the outdoors, having grown up on her mother's farm outside of Warren Center, Pa.  She appreciated her work as a registered nurse at Northern Tier Counseling, and previously at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.  Surviving are: her spouse, John Crane of Dushore; a daughter, Cathy Jo Crane, at home; her mother, Elizabeth Ann Keir of Warren Center; her father, Fred Keir of Safford; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Adam Keir of Bakersfield, Calif., Sam (Jen) Keir of Safford and Jedidiah (Heather) Keir of Candor, N.Y.; and her sister and brother-in-law, Hanna (Sam) East of Safford.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Benjamin Keir, in August of 2000.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the Crane family Cemetery adjacent to Birdsong Winery, Dushore, with Rabbi Mimi Biatch of Elmira, N.Y., officiating.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the Crane home, next to the Birdsong Winery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Sullivan County 4-H, RR 2, Box 2020A, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/2/2007

KILBOURN –JENNIE KILBOURN VERMILYA, 82 of Riverside, Calif. died Friday, Jan. 28, 1978.  She was born in Spencertown, Pa. in 1895 the daughter of James and Etta Lyle Kilbourn.  Mrs. Vermilya is survived by four sons, James Vermilya of Chicago, Clarence and Francis Vermilya, both of Riverside, Calif. and Elmo Vermilya of Canton; one daughter, Mrs. Encil Baumer of Riverside, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

KING –GRACE M.VAOW, formerly of Meshoppen died Tuesday at her daughter’s home in Yulson, Okla. December 24, 2002.  She was born August 3, 1919 in Levanna, N.Y. a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Grace Jackson King.  She was a member of the Tunkhannock Seventh Day Adventist Church.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Brenchley, second husband, Francis Harry Vaow; sons, Kenneth Vaow and Glen Brenchley; sisters, Bessie Lord and Pearle Moster; brothers, John King, Herbert King, Robert Peck and Martin Peck.  Surviving are sons, William Brenchley, Winsor, N.Y, James Brenchley, Chenango Forks, N.Y., Robert Vaow, Laceyville, Jack Vaow, Meshoppen; daughters; Marie Broderson, Collegedale, Tenn., Donna Moyer, Yukon, Okla, Fay Byers, York, Dora Oliver, Hallstead; 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services and committal will be at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Tunkhannock Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev. John Moyer, her son-in-law officiating.  Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock and from noon until the time of services Sunday at the Tunkhannock Seventh day Adventist Church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Tunkhannock Seventh Day Adventist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

RONALD F. KING, 73 of Towanda formerly of Elmira, N.Y. died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 in Towanda.  Born May 29, 1929 in Williamsport, Pa. he was a son of the late Clyde L. King and Margaret Fleming King.  Ronald was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy.  He was employed by Corning Glass in Corning, N.Y. for over 25 years until his retirement.  Mr. King served as a crossing guard for the Elmira School District for many years.  Surviving are; his children, Ronald Jr. of Wyoming, Robin of Mountville, Pa., Richie of Scott, N.Y., Rodger of Lowman, N.Y., Debbie of Wyoming and Rhonda, Pam and Carolyn all of Florida; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister Margaret Hess of Williamsport, Pa.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles and a sister, Elaine.  A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Elmira Christian Center, Miller Street, Elmira, N.Y. with the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

MORRIS A. KINSLEY SR., 75 died quietly in the Highland’s Nursing Home in LaPorte, Pa. on Dec. 14, 2003.  He was born in Sullivan County on Dec. 31, 1927 a son of the late Harry Eugene and Evelda Dieffenbach Kinsley.  His memberships included the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mildred, Pa., a member of the American Legion Post 452 of Mildred and the New Albany V.F.W.  Morris enjoyed time spent hunting and fishing.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Chilson Kinsley.  He is survived by his second wife, Sandra Dunbar Bundle Kinsley; by six children, Mary Baily of Sayre, Pa., Helen Kinsley of New Albany, Pa., Katherine Foux of Evergreen, Pa., Morris Kinsley Jr. of New Albany, Pa., Arthur “Butch” Kinsley of Berwick, Pa. and Perdetia Stackhouse of Liberty, Pa.; by a sister, Susan Pastusic of Mildred, Pa.  He is also survived by four step-children; Donald Bundle of York, Pa., Sandra Calaman of Dushore, Pa., Edward Bundle of Seven Valleys, Pa., Ashley Brooks of Dushore, Pa., by 14 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m.  A military Pass in Review will be held Thursday at the funeral home by American Legion McDermott Post 42 of Mildred at 7:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARCHIE KIPP, 80, Binghamton, NY died January 6, 1998 following an extended illness.  Born March 15, 1917 in New Albany, PA he was the son of Lewis and Sarah (Dickerman) Kipp.  He worked for IBM in Binghamton for many years and was a member of the Eagles Club, Binghamton, NY.  Surviving are his wife, the former Iva Darling, daughters, Shriley Buchannan, Irene Hooker, Diane Hart all of Appalachian, NY; son, Richard Kipp, Owego, NY; stepson, Ralph Darling, Binghamton, NY; sisters, Lela Hite, New Albany, PA, Zilpha Carnwright, Canton, brother, Arthur Kipp, Canton; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Harriet (Price) Kipp; brothers, John, Rome, PA, Emerson, Warren Center, PA; sister, Gladys Porter, Canton.  The funeral was held January 9 at the Chase Funeral Home, Port Dickerson, NY with the Rev. John Martinechio officiating.  Burial will be in the Glenn Castle Cemetery, Binghamton at the convenience of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DOYLE BLAIR KIPP age 47 of Canton, Pa. died on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998 at his home.  Doyle was born July 27, 1951 in Towanda, Pa., son of Arthur Charles Kill pf McCallum Manor, Canton, Pa. and the late Dorothy Morgan Kipp.  Doyle was employed by several area farmers during his life.  Surviving: his wife candies Cain Kipp at home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Renee Kipp and companion Jeffrey Wheeler, Homets Ferry, Pa., Carla Denise and David Vanzile of Canton, Jennifer Marie and Robert Bonnell Jr., Camptown, Pa., Rebecca Sue and Companion Billy Bacon of Canton; son, Allen Charles Kipp at home; step-mother, Carol Jenkins Kipp of Grover; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Outen and Renata Kipp of Colorado Springs, Col., Roger and companion Jane White Kipp of Bradenton, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Artis Kipp and Roger DeWolf of New Albany, Sara Kipp Case of Rocklege, Fla., Merna Kipp and Kenneth W. Mapes of Sugar Run; grandchildren, Vanessa Lynn Bonnell, Jessica Jean Bonnell, Robert Leroy Bonnell III and Brian Lee Bacon and David Michael VanZile.  Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Morgan Kipp on March 31, 1984 and a brother-in-law, Arthur Case on October 26, 1994.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homet Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. David A. Serchak, pastor of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

LARUE NEIL KNAPP age 55 of Stuarts Draft, VA, died July 5, 2003 at Augusta Medical Center, Fisherville, VA.  LaRue was born December 19, 1947 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Thurlow and Julia McConnell Knapp.  He was a social worker for the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Home in Staunton, VA, and former owner of T & J Bar in Wellsboro.  He was of the Mormon faith, a member of the Wellsboro VFW and Wellsboro Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1147.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and listening to music.  LaRue was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran serving in Vietnam. Surviving are daughter, Pamela R. Knapp, Holly Hill, FL; sons, Alan L. Knapp, VA, Stephen G. Knapp, Jacksonville, FL, Michael N. Knapp, GA, and T.J. Knapp, Clearfield, PA; seven grandchildren; first wife, Ruth A. Frost, Jacksonville, FL; and three sisters.  He was predeceased by a sister, Denise Bailey, in 2001. Friends and relatives are invited to LaRue's Life Celebration on Monday, July 21, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral to follow at 12 noon with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial in Arlington National Cemetery.  If desired, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA or to the Wellsboro VFW.  –Elmira Star Gazette

EARL (SONNY) KROTZER, 71 of Hellam, York County a city native died Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996 in York Hospital.  He and his wife, the former Ina M. Randall observed their 51st wedding anniversary on Dec. 23.  He was a truck driver having worked for B. Green Inc. Trucking Co., Baltimore.  Prior to that he worked for the former Anchor Motor Freight Co. from 1944 until its closing in 1979.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union.  He was a member of Faith Covenant Christian Fellowship, York.  Born Jan. 17, 1925 he was a son of Clayton E. and Sarah E. Yoder Krotzer.  Surviving are four sons, Larry E. of Clermont, Fla.; Charles L. of Wrightsville, Kim R. of York and Jeffrey M. of Manchester; two daughters, Marsha J. Mase of Liberty and Suzi M. Sanchez of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Shirley Tebo of Roaring Branch, Fla. and 13 grandchildren.  The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Olewiler and Heffner’s, 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion with his pastor, the Rev. Millard A. Rexrode officiating.  Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BRUCE A. KNOWLDEN, Ralston, PA died May 25, 2002 at his home.  Born July 23, 1920 in Ralston, he was the son of the late Albert and Kathryn Brannaka Knowlden.  He was a self-employed barber in Ralston and Williamsport communities, retiring in 1982.  He served in the US Army during WWII in Italy, Corsica and North Africa.  Mr. Knowlden was a member of Albert Bellinger American Legion Post #1 of Ralston; former director of the Ralston Water Company, member of the Greenwood Hunting Lodge, member of the Ralston United Methodist Church where he served as Trustee and Sunday School superintendent.  Surviving are his wife, the former Marjory Eick, whom he married on August 27, 1949; daughters, Carol and Edwin Todd, Spring City, PA, Kathryn and Toner Hollick, Waterville, PA, K. Elise Knowlden, York, PA, Betsy and Brian Sparling, Ralston, PA; sons, James and Sandy Knowlden, Muncy, Robert and Lori Knowlden, Ralston, PA, Thomas and Betsy Knowlden, Minoa, NY; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Jean C. Wall, Ithaca, NY, Addie Stabbins, New Bern, NC; brothers, H. Russell Knowlden, South Williamsport, Louis D. Knowlden, Trout Run and Carl W. Knowlden, Williamsport.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles F. and Warren D. Knowlden.  Funeral services were held May 28 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home” Williamsport with his pastor, Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating.  Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Ralston United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Constance Robbins, PO Box 35, Ralston, PA in Mr. Knowlden’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KNUCKEY –MILDRED AILEEN VANHORN, 82 of James St., Towanda, RD 1, formerly of 16 York Ave., Towanda died Saturday evening Nov. 28, 1987 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Dec. 21, 1904 in Forty Fort, PA she was the daughter of Alfred Charles and Jane Tozer Knuckey.  She was a graduate of Forty Fort High School class of 1921 and the West Chester State Teachers College in 1923.  In earlier years Mrs. VanHorn taught school in Forty Fort and in New Jersey.  On June 29, 1929 she married William F. VanHorn, Sr. and they established their home in Wilkes-Barre.  In June of 1945 the VanHorn’s moved to Towanda with Mr. VanHorn accepting a position as a pharmacist here.  They resided on Second Street in Towanda for several years, later acquiring the family residence at 16 York Avenue, which was then converted into the VanHorn Apartments.  Mrs. VanHorn was a first grade teacher for 13 years at the former Third Ward School in Towanda until her retirement in 1969.  Mildred possessed a great love of her family and church.  She attracted numerous friends, winning the regard and esteem of many who will remember her kind and gracious personality.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church and the UPW, the National and Pennsylvania Teachers Association and the Lake Wesauking Association.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Allen Blanchard with whom she resided; a son, William F. VanHorn, Jr. of Ithaca, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Lisa) Thomas of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; three grandsons, Douglas Blanchard of Towanda, RD 1, Timothy Blanchard of Houston, TX and Mark Blanchard of Toms River, N.J.; a niece, Mrs. Dale (Joan) Learn of Westport, Conn.; a nephew, Durwood Davis of Dallas, PA and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. VanHorn, Sr. in 1978 and by a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Jane Nicholas in 1952.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment services will be held at the Dennison Cemetery Chapel, Forty Fort Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The family request that memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Mid-Pennsylvania Affiliate, 430 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA in Mrs. VanHorn’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

EARL CARL KOBBE, 68 died Monday at the Bradford County Manor following a lingering illness.  He was born in Laquin, the son of Ernest A. and Edith Chapman Kobbe on July 22, 1917.  He was an employee of the Remington Rand Corp., Elmira for a number of years.  He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army.  Surviving are two daughters, Linda Balmer of Pine City, NY and Ann Kobbe of Elmira; three sons, Donald, Dennis and Daniel, all of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Myrtle) Keeney of New Albany; five brothers, John of Burlington, Francis of Forksville, Wilmer of Troy, Milo of Binghamton, Leonard of New Albany; three grandchildren; one aunt, Lavina Chapman of Towanda; two uncles, Manley Chapman of Towanda and Alfred Chapman of New Albany; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, LaRue and Willard.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Peter’s Church of Christ, Hugo Corners officiating.  Interment will be in the Hugo Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at McHenry’s Thursday, 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

KOBBE –EDNA E. KOBBE REED, 88 of 42 South Center Street, Canton died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1985 in the Williamsport Hospital.  She was born March 25, 1897 in Elkland Twp. (Sullivan Count), a daughter of Christopher and Minnie Beinlich Kobbe.  She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church.  During her long and productive life, Mrs. raised 14 children and six stepchildren.  Surviving are six sons, Gerald A. Reed of Roaring Branch, Fred A. Reed of Canton, Roy C. Reed of Liberty, Carl D. Reed, Bradenton, Fla. and James L. and Dan Reed, both of Linden; four daughters, Mrs. Marcella Skelly of Lawrenceville, Mrs. LaVern (Elma) Folkerson of Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Dan (Helen) Sherant of Arnot and Mrs. Milo (Betty) Reibson of Forksville; four stepchildren, Walter Reed, of Williamsport and Mrs. Margaret Lusk, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Brion and Mrs. Grant (Lydia) Roupp all of Williamsport; one brother, Alfred Kobbe of Forksville; a sister, Mrs. Lavinia Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads; 65 grandchildren, 107 Great-grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by two husbands, Guy Burgess and Fred Reed as well as four children, two stepchildren, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Forksville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE A. KOONS, 86 of 634 Stevenson St., Sayre died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1991 at his home after an extended illness.  Born June 3, 1905 in Hughesville, Pa. he was the son of the late Justin and Victoria Gaunt Koons and the husband of Catherine Collins Koons.  He was a member of the Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Sayre.  He had retired from the Valley Cities Gas Co. in Sayre as road crew superintendent after 35 years of service.  He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy in the late 1920’s.  He was very active as a field and track official at the Waverly schools.  A loving husband and father he is survived by his wife at home; their four sons, Gerald of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Richard of Waverly, John of Apalachin and Thomas of Waverly; one daughter, Frances Koons of Chenango Bridge, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Helen Molyneaux of Forksville; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly, Pa. with Father Vincent Langan pastor of the church as celebrant.  Interment will be in the St. James Catholic Cemetery, Waverly.  Donations in memory of George A. Koons may be directed to the Waverly Booster Club.  –Towanda Daily Review

KOONS –HELEN V. MOLYNEAUX, 91 of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Forksville, Pa. died Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2000 at the Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Inverness.  Born Dec. 9, 1908 in Athens, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Justin and Victoria Gaunt Koons.  In early years Helen was employed by the Athens Silk Mill.  She was a member of the Ingersoll-Rand Rifle and Pistol Club.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet M. and Merritt Dyer of Inverness, Fla., Nellie V. and Frank Goudey of Harwick, Mass. and Jane L. and Jimmy Southall of Jetersville, Va.; a daughter, Patricia A. Cole of Owego, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward L. and Emma Jean Molyneaux Jr. of Vestal, N.Y.; a son, Raymond L. Molyneaux of Richmond, VA; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Molyneaux Sr. on May 23, 1992 and a son, Donald Molyneaux in May 1980.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Richard Lane, pastor of Church of Christ and Christian Union of Owego, N.Y. officiating.  Interment will be in Greewood Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan Co., Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

KOSMER –MRS. HELEN E. COLLINS, 94, formerly of Williamsport and Canton died August 12, 1987 at the Pauline Home, South Williamsport.  She was born July 28, 1893 in Shamokin a daughter of Martin and Rose Radziewicz Kosmer.  Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Ascension.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy R. Dudek, Williamsport; nine grandchildren, including James Collins, Alba and eight great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a brother, Ben Kosmer of Canton.  The funeral was held Saturday at the church with Rev. John F. Paplawski, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mount Carmel of Wildwood Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KRISE –EVELYN HERRINGTON WARD, 93 a former Canton resident died February 2, 2001 in Merritt Island, FL.  Born November 8, 1907 she was the daughter of Albert Krise and Edna Neal.  She was a graduate of Canton High School.  Surviving are her children, James Herrington and Dr. Sandra Herrington.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Ed Herrington and her second husband, H. Burton Ward.  Private funeral and committal services were held in Florida.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEONARD J. KUJAWA, 69 of Citrus Springs, FL died April 10, 1985.  He was born in Blossburg, a son of the late Zygmund (Zellie) and Mary Kujawa of Canton Star Route.  Upon retirement from the Rochester, NY Police Department, of which he was a police detective, he resided in Citrus Springs, FL.  He was a World War II veteran, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, No. 4864, American Legion Post No. 57 and St. Ann Seton Catholic Church and its Men’s Club.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia, a son John of Rochester, NY; one brother, Leon of Port Orange, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Bubacz of Millerton, Mrs. Louis Spryn of Matthews, NC and Miss Amelia Kujawa of Williamsport and two grandsons.  Burial was in Beverly Hills, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KUNKLE –RETA K. OLIVER age 74 of Wyalusing, Pa. died on Monday, April 12, 2004 in Leesburg, Fla.  She was born on May 6, 1929 in Wyalusing a daughter of the late Robert Freeman and Gertrude Arey Kunkle.  Reta is a 1947 graduate of Wyalusing High School.  In 1949 she graduated of the Philadelphia Arts and Sciences Institute.  On June 11, 1950 Reta married her husband, Floyd P. (Hutt) Oliver, Jr. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  It has been a loving and devoted marriage of 53 years.  Prior to her retirement in 1992 she was employed as a laboratory technician at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. giving over 40 years of service.  She is a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and was also a member of Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 Order of the Easter Star.  Reta loved her time spent in Florida.  She enjoyed reading, swimming, camping and especially loved time spent with her family.  She leaves surviving her husband; Floyd P. (Hutt) Oliver, Jr. at home; her three children and their spouses; Robert Sr. and Irene Oliver of Wyalusing, Pa., Linda and Dennis Brown of Wyalusing, Pa., Curtis and Tim Oliver of Troy, Pa.; by six grandchildren; Robert, Jr. (Melinda Miller) Oliver, Jason (Audrey) Oliver, Adam (Angie Felter) Oliver, Jenny (Jeremy) Umstead, D.J. Brown, Sophie Oliver; by three great-grandchildren; Fontana Oliver, Janie Oliver and Haley Brown and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Rounsville.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenn Kennedy her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Colley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, April 29 at the McHenry Funeral home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. from 6 to 8 p.m.  An O.E.S. funeral service will be held Thursday at 7:45 p.m. by members of Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 Order of the Eastern Star.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church or the Tyler Health Fund Restricted Fund for Laboratory Department, c/o Marny Mead, 880 SR 6, W. Tunkhannock, Pa. in Mrs. Reta K. Oliver’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

KUNTZ –PHYLLIS WALBORN MITCHELL, 76 of 2095 Riverside Drive, South Williamsport died Monday, March 29, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital.  Her first husband, Delbert G. Walborn died in 1988.  She and her second husband, Albert R. “Bud” Mitchell, observed their second wedding anniversary Feb. 1.  She had worked for the former Montgomery Mills and the Borough of Montgomery as a meter maid.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Montgomery and its Altar Guild and Bible Study Group.  She was a volunteer at Muncy Valley Hospital.  She graduated from the former Montgomery-Clinton High School in 1941.  Born March 31, 1922 in Montgomery she was a daughter of Ira and Helen Thomas Kuntz.  Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Amanda W. Feinberg of South Williamsport and Patricia S. Stover of Montgomery; a son, Jerry D. Walborn of East Stroudsburg; two stepdaughters, Ethel Hurley of Perkasie and Sharon L. Stout of Williamsport; a stepson, Raymond E. Mitchell of Lewisberry; a brother, Thomas E. Kuntz of Muncy; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church, 50 E. Houston Ave., with the Rev. Ronald E. Shellhamer, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements are being handled by Betzer’s, 40 E. Houston Ave.  –Williamsport Sun Gazette

LAMB –BARBARA J. PARKS, 34, Towanda RR 2, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1992.  She was born Feb. 12, 1958 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa. a daughter of Fred E. Jean Eberenz Lamb.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are three sons, Jason Edward Robson, Timothy Michael Robson and Kevin James Robson, all at home; one daughter, Jody Lynn Robson at home; her parents, Fred E. and E. Jean Lamb, Covington; three sisters, Ms. Judy Ayers, Tioga; Mrs. Jackie Davies, Bradford and Mrs. Laurie Ann Hodder, Arnot; two brothers, Timothy Allen Lamb, Covington and Michael Craig Lamb, Mansfield.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Private services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Covington Church of Christ with the Rev. Ira Hindman, pastor of the Covington Church of Christ officiating.  Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be directed to the Children’s Education Fund in care of Mrs. Jackie Davies, Box 9, Custer City, Pa.  Arrangements are by the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Blossburg.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT W. LAMB age 50 died Thursday, June 17, 1999 at home in Elmira, NY.  Robert was born April 26, 1940 in Tuscarora, NY the son of William and Martha Button Lamb.  He was a former employee of Corning, Inc.  Robert is survived by his son; Jimmy Lamb of Elmira; daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Bailey of Elmira and Karen Lamb of Elmira Heights; his mother, Martha Colabine of Watkins Glen; brother, Jerry Lamb of Oswego, NY; sisters, Linda Wilson of Watkins Glen, Margaret Hickey of Florida; grandchildren, Tony Lamb, Josh Lamb, Cheryl Lamb, Brittany Bailey and Corey Bailey; former wife, Lorena Lamb of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 144 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Monday, June 21, 1999 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held following calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Bedzyk officiating.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton.  –Elmira Star Gazette

LAMPMAN MAE LAMPMAN ANDE, 99 - Word has been received by Mrs. Jim Allen of Athens RD 2 of the death of a former Mountain Lake resident and former school teacher at the Laquin School of Barclay Mountain.  Mrs. Mae Lampman Ande of Pasadena, Calif. died on December 25, 1981.  She had been residing at the Golden Age Convalescent Home in Pomona, Calif.  Mrs. Ande was born on October 28, 1882 and was a sister of the late Chester J. Lampman of Sayre.  She is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Myron Betts of Claremont, Calif.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAMPMAN –MAE (LAMPMAN) ANDE descended from first settlers.  That Mrs. Mae Cecil Ande, a native of Mountain Lake, this county who died on Christmas Day just past at Glendora, Calif. was a direct descendant of the Fox and Bowman families that were so closely involved with the early history of Bradford County Historical Society.  This article was written by Mrs. Myron B. Beck of Claremont, Calf., who was a granddaughter of Mrs. Ande following intense research which carried into points as far away as Germany.  Mrs. Ande died this past Christmas Day at Glendora, Calif. at the age of 97.  Her burial took place in Mountain View Cemetery at Altadena, Calif.  Mae Cecil Ande was the daughter of John F. and Miranda Patterson Lampman.  She taught in the schools of Bradford County from 1900 to 1913 when she married Allan Ande and moved with him to Gary, Indiana.  Mrs. Ande’s father, John Freeland Lampman was born in Kinderhook, New York.  As a child he danced on the stage with the famed Jenny Lind.  He studied medicine for three years and enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He came throughout the Towanda area during that period and decided to settle there after the war.  He never completed his medical training and became a farmer.  The Lampman genealogy traces this family to Stockheim in West Germany.  The immigrant ancestor, Peter Lampman and his family arrived in New York as members of a Palatines in 1710.  The mother of Mrs. Ande, Marinda Patterson Lampman, was the daughter of Edward Patterson who died in Towanda in 1853 and Mirinda McGill, whose father, William McGill, settled in the Towanda area and about 1807 married Mary Bowman.  The parents of Mary Bowman were Jacob Bowman and Mary Fox Bowman.  Her maternal grandparents were Rudolph Fox and Catherine Elizabeth Miller Fox.  They came down the Susquehanna River from New York State in 1770 and settled at the mouth of Towanda Creek.  History records them as being the first permanent white settlers in what is now Bradford County.  Their daughter, Elizabeth was the first white child born in Bradford County and she married William Means, who was the first permanent white settler in what is now Towanda Bourough.  Mrs. Ande was the sister of the late Chester J. Lampman of Sayre.  She had two children, Robert Harry, who died in 1965 and Helen Belle.  In addition to the granddaughter, Mrs. Myron Beck of Claremont, Calif., there are three great-grandchildren.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOUIS D. LANDON, 75 of 9 Little St., Canton died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1994.  Mr. Landon was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa. the son of the late Lloyd V. and Florence (Randall) Landon.  “Louie,” as he was known to his friends was head custodian at the Canton Area School District for 18 years, retiring in 1981.  He was also employed for a period of time with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a foreman.  He was employed part-time at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton assisting with the operation of the funeral home.  Throughout the years he was employed at various other industries in the area.  He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 in the Panama Canal Zone.  He was a life member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714, a charter member and past president of the Canton Lions Club, a member and former driver of the Canton Ambulance Association, life member of the Innes Hose Company, Canton Fire Department, member of the Canton Rod and Gun Club and member and deacon of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Canton.  Louis was a 1937 graduate of Canton High School.  Survivors include his wife, the former LaReda J. Miller.  They would have celebrated 58 years of marriage Dec. 26, 1994.  Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dale E. and Evelyn Landon, Indiana, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Larson of Canton; two brothers, Paul of Tunkhannock and Harold of Canton RR 2; sister, Mrs. Ruth Ann McCoy of Portland, Ore.; three grandsons, Mike McNett, Canton, Kent Landon, Miami, Fla. and Dain Landon of Pecs, Hungary and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceasing Mr. Landon were his parents, a brother, James, a sister, Louise Kerrick and a grandson, Kipp McNett.  A memorial service will be conducted at the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, corner of Minnequa and Union Streets, Canton on Sunday at 1 p.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor and the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister.  Memorial contributions in Louie’s memory may be directed to the Louis D. and LaReda J. Landon fund in care of the Canton High School, 139 E. Main St., Canton or the Canton Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 38, Canton, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

LANDON –SHIRLEY L. YOUNG age 67 of Lehigh Acres, FL, went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2003 while under the compassionate care of Hope Hospice.  Shirley was born May 6, 1935 in Elmira, NY to the late Charles and Clara (Fanning) Landon.  She was a graduate of Elmira College, Elmira, NY.  Shirley retired in 1996 as Associate Executive of The American Baptist Churches of New York, Syracuse, NY.  Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 44 years: Richard J. Young; her daughter; Kimberly S. Young, Barre, MA; a son and daughter-in-law; Richard and Heather Young, Moore, OK; four grandchildren; Hannah, Heather, Kara, and Ryan; and a brother and sister-in-law; Ronald and Joyce Landon, Downington, PA.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Shirley will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Ft. Myers with Chaplain Michael Crigger, officiating.  Following cremation inurnment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.  If desired memorial contributions in loving memory of Shirley may be directed to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR.  Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider.  –Elmira Star Gazette

JOHN EDWARD LANE JR., 69 of Tyrone, N.Y. died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, N.Y.  Born March 28, 1932 in Towanda he was a son of the late John and Katherine Shultz Lane Sr.  John was a 1950 graduate of Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  John was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont, Towanda; Stroemhman Bakeries and Carl Etshman Co., Sayre.  He was employed by the Keuka Construction Co. for many years until his retirement.  John was a member of the Meade-Price American Legion Post No. 1208, Wayne, N.Y. and Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre.  He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl K. Lawrence of Waverly, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Jill Lane of Waverly; five grandchildren, Gary M. Horton and Heather M. Lawrence of Waverly, Tammy J. Wood of Sayre, James R. Barry of Waverly, Erik M. Lane of Athens; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Philip C. Fisher Jr. of Towanda and Marletta and Joseph Ennis of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; special friend, Rose Mary Mixey of Corning, N.Y. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Alteri Funeral home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  The funeral and committal service will follow at the funeral home.  Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536 will accord military honors.  Interment services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Meade-Price American Legion Post No. 1208, P.O. Box 101, Old Bath Road, Wayne, N.Y. in John’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MAX E. ‘MIKE’ LANE JR. –Word has been received of the death of Max “Mike” E. Lane Jr., 48 of Sheshequin Township who died Friday, May 22, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Lane was born April 24, 1950 in Towanda the son of the late Max E. Lane Sr. and Betty Kerns Lane.  He was a graduate of Athens High School and a graduate of Athens High School and a graduate of the Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, Calif. as a helicopter and jet mechanic. Mr. Lane was employed world wide, including with PHI in New Mexico, the U.S. State Department in South America and Air Logistics of Louisiana.  Mr. Lane was a sergeant with the Untied States Marine Corps having served in the Vietnam Conflict.  On Aug. 12, 1989, he married Lucila Pena in Lima, Peru.  He is survived by his wife, Lucila Pena Lane of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, his children, Lucy Curi of Bolivia, Matson Lane of Bolivia and Erika Lane of New Mexico; his mother, Betty Lane of Sheshequin; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Lee Taylor of Sheshequin; a brother and sister-in-law, Linda and Lee Taylor of Sheshequin; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Pam Lane of Sheshequin; a special cousin and his wife, Paul and Sharon Lane of Ulster and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Max E. Lane, Sr.  A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998 at the home of his mother, Betty Lane of Sheshequin Township.  It was well attended by friends and close family.  –Towanda Daily Review

LANTZ –PAULINE M. ‘POLLY’ ‘PUNCY’ FRANKLIN, 76 of 306 Desmond St., Sayre died Wednesday Dec. 20, 2000.  Born Nov. 27, 1924 in Sayre, the daughter of Burt and Viva Bell Lantz.  Pauline was a charter family member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Athens.  She was the co-founder of the Franklin Book Store in Athens.  Pauline served as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, secretary and assistant in the vacation bible school in the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Athens.  Married to the Rev. Gerald Franklin and fulfilled the duties of pastors wife in the Pilgrim Holiness in northeast Pennsylvania.  She worked as a bookkeeper for LaBarr & LaBarr accounting for many years.  She also worked as a teller for Marine Midland Bank for several years and worked as a bookkeeper for Croft Lumber Co.  She sang in a girls trio in the Valley area with Esther and Lucille Merrill.  She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Lantz.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gerald at home; a son Gerry Franklin of Sayre and two grandchildren; Bryan and Michelle Franklin of Candor, N.Y., Pamela of Athens; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Ashley Franklin of Candor, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Franklin of Athens; a sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Harold Hess of East Athens and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Athens with the Rev. John Lum pastor officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD DAVID LATTIMER, 50 of Rome RR 2 Pa., Windham Twp. died Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17, 1995 at his home following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 14, 1945 in Camptown, Pa. he was a son of Margaret Boyd Lattimer and the late Ralph B. Lattimer, Sr.  Gerald was a graduate of Towanda High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served in the U.S. Army.  He was formerly employed by Agway Petroleum Products in Towanda, Conrail in Sayre, Yoder Construction Company in Kutztown, Pa. and by Robert Hettick Roofing and Siding in Towanda.  He was a member of VFW Post No. 6072 Asylum Twp. and the AMVETS Club in Towanda.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Maryott Lattimer at home; his mother, Margaret B. Lattimer of Wysox RR 2; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Ann Kithcart of Nolanville, Texas, James and Wanda Kithcart of Sayre, Larry and April Kithcart of Towanda RR 2; a son, Truman Kithcart of Fort Drums, N.Y.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Roger Hitchcock of Rome RR 2, Dianne and Cecil Bailey of Wyalusing, Shirley and David Williams of Nolanville, Texas; a daughter, Lorie Gill of Nolanville, Texas; 22 grandchildren; a brother, Ralph B. Lattimer, Jr. of Towanda; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Walter Crawford of Wyalusing, Nancy and Joseph B. Chilson of Wysox RR 2, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased in death by a daughter, Pamela J. Kithcart on June 29, 1980 and by his father, Ralph B. Lattimer, Sr. on Nov. 6, 1989.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the Windham Community Church with the Rev. William Kohler officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post #42 will accord military honors at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES A. LAUDENSLAGER, 84 a lifelong resident of the Northern Tier was called home by his Lord March 5, 1997.  Born July 8, 1912 in Wheelerville, he was one of 13 children.  His parents, Simon and Martha (Crawford) Laudenslager were hardworking, self-sufficient Pennsylvania German farmers who always provided for their children come what may.  Growing up in the rugged wilds of Sullivan County, young Charles developed the same work ethics as his parents, putting family first and doing whatever it took to provide for them.  With only a fourth-grade education he began his career of hard, sometimes dangerous physical labor as means of assisting his parents.  At an early age, he broke his leg, which never healed properly and later developed a bone disease in it.  At the age of 12 he was nearly killed when he was dragged by a horse.  None of these tragedies kept him down.  He worked as a coal miner, a foundry worked at Word Foundry and as a logger.  During the Great Depression, Charles met a young lady named Florence Bianchi and began a courtship which resulted in their union of Holy Matrimony on November 17, 1937.  They were blessed with 17 children and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this year in November.  Charles’ hard working career came to a sudden end when, while working as a logger, he was struck by a falling tree and left permanently disabled.  However, his days were filled with the joy that a loving wife and family can give.  Surviving are his wife, Florence at home; sons, Charles, Greenville, SC; Stanley, Jersey Shore, Arthur, Canton and Paul, Greenville, SC; daughters, Mary Havens, Troy, Sue Meuse, Linden, Barbara Slingerland, Troy, Rose Shadduck, Shunk, Ruth Laudenslager, Troy, Esther Smith, Cogan Station, Debra Frederick and Nettie Morgan, both of Canton; 46 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Chaapel, Syracuse, NY and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by five children, Bertha, Frank and Jacob Laudenslager, Beverly Cox and Shirley Spencer.  Funeral services were held March 7 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with his pastor Rev. Rill Romig of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating.  Interment was in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Trout Run.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JACOB H. LAUDENSLAGER SR., 65 of 337 Percy St., South Williamsport, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born July 14, 1941 in Ithaca, N.Y., he was the son of Jacob H. and Mary Ellen White (Bianchi) Laudenslager.  He was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and a partner with Plumbing Masters in South Williamsport since 1977.  Jake was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the South Williamsport Lions Club. He served on the Plumbing Board of the City of Williamsport.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching any ballgame, and above all enjoyed spending time with his family.  Surviving are his six sons, Jacob H. Jr. (Marnie) of Camp Hill, Steven M. (Mary) of Mechanicsburg, Mark A. of Camp Hill, David S. of Camp Hill, Kevin J. of State College, and Jeffrey A. of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Adam and Anita; a sister, Gloria Roberts of South Williamsport; and a companion Patricia Brown of South Williamsport.  His wife Anita Haefner Laudenslager died Aug. 24, 1987.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 344 Winthrop St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay, celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jake’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

PHILIP G. LAWRENCE, 64 of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died on Monday, July 7, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  Philip was the husband of Linda G. (Orcutt) Lawrence.  He was born on April 20, 1939 in Abington, Pa. the son of the late Philip and Violet (Phillips) Lawrence.  Philip was a heavy equipment operator with the local No. 542 which he was a member of for over 40 years.  He was also a member of the Austinville Union Church, the American Legion Post No. 49, Sylvania Lion’s Club, served four and a half years in the Air Force, Boy Scout Leader, enjoyed the outdoors and loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much.  In addition to his wife of 41 years, Philip is survived by his sons; Glenn (Jessica) Lawrence of Warren Center, Pa., Christopher (Lisa) Lawrence of Punta Gorda, FL; daughter Gayle (Ken) Krise of Troy, Pa.; grandchildren, Teresa, Rachelle, Matthew Lawrence, Grant,, Julia, Madison, Lawrence, Ashley King, Ben Krise, Sharla Krise; brother, Richard Lawrence of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. to be announced at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the Austinville United Building Fund, Rev. Ken Mrple, RR1, Box 368, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEACH –AUDREY SWAN GUY, 77 of Washington died July 9, 2003 in Warren Hospital.  Born September 3, 1925 in Little Marsh, PA she was the daughter of the late Raymond Sr. and Dessa Borden Leach.  She and her loving companion, Elmer Ramsey were together for 15 years.  Her first husband, Murray Rutty and her second husband, Charles Guy, both preceded her in death.  She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and companion.  Surviving are her loving companion of Washington; a son, James A. Guy in Minnesota; daughters, Wanda Cashdollar, Barbara Conrad, Ruth Hunsinger and Bertha Porter, all of Canton, PA; Mary Guy in Minnesota and Odessa Mathers in Washington State; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, William who died in 1978; brothers, Raymond Leach, Jr. in 1995 and Lyle Leach in 1996; a sister, Elsie Kristovich in 1956; a half-sister, Mina Borden in 1990 and an infant brother, James.  Services were held on Jull 11th in the DeVoe Funeral Service, 136 W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ with the Rev. William Orr officiating.  Burial followed in the Cherryville Cemetery in Flemington.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LELJEDAL –BETTY V. (LELJEDAL) HUNSINGER, 78 of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and formerly of Silver Spring Township died Thursday, June 28, 2001 at Manor Care, Carlisle, Pa.  She was born April 14, 1923 in Towanda to the late Leonard and Flossie P. Leljedal.  She was a 1941 graduate of Towanda Area High School, Towanda.  She loved her grandchildren very much and was very involved in their lives.  She was the widow of Major Paul W. Hunsinger, U.S. Air Force, ret.  She is survived by two sons, Ronald J. of New Cumberland, Pa. and Chris A. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Pamela L. Bretz of Shermansdale and Linda K. Makar of Dillsburg; brother, Jack Leljedal of Towanda; two sisters, Ella Ferguson and Hazel Rehfeldt, both of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Audrey Sheprard of Annandale, Va.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland with the Pastor Eugene Hockenberry officiating.  Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, South Hanover Township.  The viewing will be 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Mission Memorial Fund in care of Fairview Bethel Church of God, 800 Old Forge Road, New Cumberland, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

CRAWFORD L. LEONARD, 54 a resident of Valley View Nursing Home in Williamsport died quietly on September 12, 1996 at Divine Providence Hospital after a brave, lifelong struggle with an illness which plagued him since childhood.  He was born in Blossburg, PA to Mark and Ethel (Dudley) Leonard on December 27, 1941.  During those tumultuous years of World War II he led a life of constant battles.  He was raised in Leolyn, Lycoming County and was wheelchair bound at an early age.  He never had the strength in his arms to wheel himself and was dependent upon help from his sisters, by his courage was an inspiration to his family.  Eventually he obtained a motorized wheelchair which afforded him a bit of independence since he could control himself.  As his condition grew worse he lost what little strength he had in his arms and was completely paralyzed in all his limbs.  However, he would not resign himself to idleness and taught himself to paint pictures by clenching the paintbrush in his teeth.  Mr. Leonard was an avid fan of Country and Western music and enjoyed being dressed in western attire.  Most of all he loved and enjoyed the company of his family.  They in turn loved him for his wit and vivaciousness and drew inspiration from his positive, upbeat attitude.  Surviving are; three sisters and their husbands, Grace Mancuso, Horseheads, NY, Gladys and Kenneth Knecht, Roaring Branch, Audrey and Floyd Jennell, Canton; brother-in-law, Robert Smith, Covington, numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, C. Beatrice Smith in August of 1996.  The funeral service was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home September 15 with the Reverend Duane Taylor officiating.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEONARD –ELIZABETH ROSE (PAT) LEONARD KINCH CRAWLEY age 88 died February 28, 2002 Loudon, TN formerly of Canton, PA, Elmira, NY and Brooksville, FL widow of World War II Veteran, Robert L. Crawley.  Survived by son, Allen Kinch (Judy), Rochester, NY; daughters, Joyce Chilson (Clark), Alba, PA and Joan Fields (Ted, deceased), Loudon, TN; stepson, Robert Crawley, PA; sister, Shirley Skrove, Tallahassee, FL; sisters-in-law, Marie Leonard, PA, Virginia Crawley, VA, Eleanor Stavisky (Bill), PA, grandchildren, Tom and Michael Fields, Slayton and Russell Kinch, Cami Smith, Kevin and Kelly (nee) Crawley, twelve great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, nine nieces and nephews and several cousins.  Pat was a member of the Church of Christ, Canton, PA, Community Churches of Brooksville, FL, President of Canton (PA) Women's Civic and Music Clubs, and was a real estate agent in Elmira, NY.  Private services at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by the Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, TN. –Elmira Star Gazette

LEONARD –WANDA P. ENGLISH, 56, Ralston, PA died November 4, 1995 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Born July 22, 1939 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Mark D. and Ethel Pearl Dudley Leonard.  Surviving are her husband, Daniel L. Tressler, a daughter, Sharon Wilson and a grandson, Llewelyn, Dalton, GA; two step-daughters, Patricia Moyer and Janet L. English both of Williamsport; two step-so0ns, Leaman L. English and Tracy A. English Jr., both of Williamsport; five sisters, Cora Beatrice Smith, Covington, Florence E. Rognowski, Buffalo, NY, Grace E. Mancuso, Horseheads, NY, Audrey A. Jenelle, Canton and Gladys V. Knecht, Roaring Branch; one brother, Crawford L. Leonard, Montoursville; seven  step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren, 63 nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Tracy English and a son Tracy A. English IV; brothers, Richard, Lawrence, Arthur and sisters, Virginia, Doris Mae, Margaret and Norma Catherine.  Because of her special love of animas, especially cats, the family suggests that memorials be given to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA.  Friends may call at Sander’s Funeral Home, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport PA from 7-9 p.m. November 8.  Interment will be at a later date.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEWIS –BEVERLY A. (LEWIS) BAILEY age 65, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Corning, NY died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Bailey of Ocala, FL; three sisters, Mary Eddy of South Carolina, Sharon Little of Corning, Ann Gill of Painted Post; three brothers, Richard Lewis and Charles Lewis, Jr., both of Addison, and Byron Lewis of Painted Post; along with several nieces and nephews.  Beverly was a former real estate agent in the Corning area.  She enjoyed gardening and was an avid seamstress and interior decorator. Her determination and love of life touched all of the people who knew her.  Her laughter and light-hearted nature will always be remembered.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Lindley Community Church. Remembrances directed to Hospice would be appreciated.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CALVIN LIBERATI – On July 18, 2004 former Canton resident Calvin Ray Liberati, 77 died at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born in Jersey Shore, PA January 24, 1927 he was the son of Albert and Mary (Mancuso) Liberati.  He had been employed with Orso Window Cleaners of Williamsport for several years as well as with Canton Manufacturing Co. and had tended bar at various establishments in the Williamsport area.  In his earlier days he showed proficiency as an amateur boxer.  He enjoyed the company of his friends and was especially known for his cooking expertise.  He was also fond of playing cards.  Surviving are his sons, Calvin R. Liberati, Jr. and Michael Anthony Liberati, both of Williamsport; brother, Anthony (and Barbara) Liberati, Canton; sister, Ruth Thompson, New Berlin, NJ as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann Liberati, brother, Alfred Liberati; sisters, Irene Keller and Phoebe Eddinger and great-nephew, Dyland Liberati.  There will be a private viewing and service held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Center Street, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LIBERATI –MRS. IRENE KELLER-HILL of Jupiter, FL died Feb. 11, 1995.  Formerly of Ralston she moved to Boca Raton, FL in 1973.  Born in Jersey Shore she was a daughter of Albert and Mary Liberati.  Her first husband, George William Keller died Nov. 15, 1972.  Surviving are her second husband, Mel Hill; a son, Wayne Keller, Louisville, KY; a daughter, Joan Keller Wolfe, Mission Viejo, CA; two brothers, Anthony Liberati, Canton and Calvin Liberati, Williamsport; two sisters, Phoebe Eddinger, Boca Raton and Ruth Thompson, Berlin, NJ; four grandsons, Jeffrey and David Baldy, both in California and David and Bryant Keller, both in Kentucky.  A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. March 11 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’ Funeral Home, Williamsport.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LITTLE –DOLLY J. ROSE, 90 of Nordmont died June 7, 2003 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, William L. Rose who died Sept. 27, 1979.  Born Nov. 15 in Nordmont she was a daughter of the late John and Alice Edkin Little.  Dolly was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Nordmont and a member of the Ladies Aide for the Nordmont Community hall.  She loved to crochet.  Surviving are; a son, Joseph Rose of Muncy; 2 daughters, Delores Frey of Muncy, Wilma Rishel of Watsontown; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.  Dolly is preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Thomas 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with Rev. George Kibbe, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont.  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

LITTLE –HELEN L. HURST, 58 of Eagles Mere died on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at the Williamsport Hospital.  She and her husband, Raymond H. Hurst celebrated 40 years of marriage on Feb. 21.  She was a homemaker and attended schools at Eagles Mere.  She was born in Eagles Mere on July 16, 1941 the daughter of George and Martha Davis Little.  Helen is survived by her husband at home; a son; Bryan Hurst of Berwick, Pa.; three daughters, Penny Rinker of Hillsgrove, Bonnie Hurst of Muncy Valley and Connie Hipps of Eagles Mere; a stepbrother, Thomas Suslby of Wysox; three sisters, Betty Sharp of Pensacola, Fla., Leah Mae Reichman of Delaware and Catherine Carpenter of Shunk; a stepsister, Denise Newman of Freeland; her stepmother, Beatrice Little of New Albany; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Dronda Lee and a sister, Patricia Little.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Matthew Pickering, pastor of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Lincoln Falls officiating.  Burial will be in Eagles Mere Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENRY LITTLE age 90 of Nordmont, Pa. died on Friday, April 7, 2000 at his home.  Henry was born Aug. 14, 1909 in Nordmont, Pa. son of the late John and Alice Edkin Little.  He attended local schools and worked in the woods and also for a woolen mill in Muncy.  On April 12, 1941 he married the former Charlotte Houseknecht of Nordmont.  They would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.   They moved to Horsham, Pa. where Henry worked as a mechanic for Standard Press Steel Corp. of Jenkintown, Pa.  Henry retired from there in 1966 returning to Nordmont.  After retiring Henry kept very active at farming, at beekeeping and by producing maple syrup.  He was also very accomplished mechanic in Sullivan County.  Surviving are his spouse, Charlotte at home; sister, Dolly Rose, Nordmont, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by five brothers, Amos Little, Walter Little, Henry Little, Basil Little and Oney Little; and by two sisters, Lucy Robbins and Jessie Speary.  Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Cherry Grove Chapel, Nordmont, Pa. with the Rev. Karen B. Allen, pastor of the Valley United Methodist Church officiating.  The family will provide the flowers and directs memorials to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

LITTLE –JULIA L. BEINLICH, 90 formerly of Estella died Monday Jan. 26, 1987 at the United Methodist Home in LaPorte following a lingering illness.  Born Feb. 28, 1896 in Elkland Township she was the daughter of the late U. Grant and Lillian Osler Little.  She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was a member of the former Church of Christ Disciples of Estella and later attended the Estella Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Elkland Grange for 70 years and had worked with the various 4-H clubs when they were started in the county.  She was one of the first women school bus drivers in the county and was a charter member of the Endless Winds Fire Company of Shunk.  She also served as deputy sheriff of Sullivan County and served as prison matron when her husband was sheriff.  She worked for many years for the Sullivan County Extension Service and distributed surplus food and helped organize the Community Improvement Club in Estella.  She was also active in the Republican Party.  Her husband the late Raleigh Beinlich died in 1972, also a son Edwin R. Beinlich died as he was serving as sheriff in May 1972.  Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Allen (Olga) Davis of Hillsgrove; son F. Calvin Beinlich of Dushore; sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Caroline) Baumunk of Shunk; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal cervices will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Forksville Cemetery.  There will be no viewing.  Memorials may be made to the Sullivan County Chapter of the Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Judy Epler, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

ONEY M. LITTLE, 81 of Muncy RD, a native of Sullivan County died March 17, 1988 in Muncy Valley Hospital.  He was born Sept. 2, 1906 at Nordmont a son of John F. and Alice Edkin Little.  Mr. Little was a mechanic and employed at Mountour Auto Service Co. in Montoursville for many years until his retirement.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lottie Potter to whom he was married 59 years last Nov. 17; four sons, LeRoy B. of Muncy, Charles O. and Dennis W., both of Hughesville and Fredcerick of Lodi, NY; three daughters, Barbara Ann Casebolt of Williamsport, Audrey DeParde of Interlaken, NY and Genevieve Wilson of Odessa, NY; three brothers, Walter of Watsontown, Basil and Henry, both of Muncy Valley RD; a sister, Dolly Rose of Muncy Valley; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held March 21 at the Wallis Funeral Home, Muncy with Rev. Raymond J. Byler officiating.  Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont.  –Towanda Daily Review

LLOYD –SANDRA (LLOYD) FURST age 62 of Granville Summit, PA died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born on June 29, 1942 in Blossburg, PA, Sandra was a daughter of Leora (Gee) Lloyd and the late William Lloyd.  Sandra's love for meeting people, helping others and the joy of cooking led her career path to the food service business.  Most recently she enjoyed working as a local caterer and was employed as a banquet manager for the Towanda Country Club and the Corey Creek Golf Club.  Sandra was also a home health aide. Her memberships included Blossburg's Hillside Rod and Gun Club, The Moose Lodge in Wellsboro, and Canton's American Legion Post 303 Ladies Auxiliary.  Sandra will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her mother, Leora, surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Mark Wickman of Blossburg, Theresa and Ron Bechtol of Mackeyville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Celeste Levindoski of Blossburg, Patrick and Sherry Levindoski of Granville Summit, Frank and Sophie Levindoski of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Josh McCurdy, Shawn and Keith Brooks, Ronnie and Amanda Bechtol, Andrea, Jamie, Damian, Nicholas and Lindsay Levindoski; step-grandchildren, Bryan, Aaron and Sarah Hale, Brandi Wickman; great-granddaughter, Olivia Bechtol; and step-great-grandchildren, Hunter Hale and Cassidy Wickman. Her faithful companions, Mr. Pierre and Madame FiFi; five sisters, Joanne Kreger of Liberty, Peggy Gilbert of Horseheads, NY, Cinda Morrison of Shunk, Loretta Carpenter of Victor, NY, Ginny Paup of York; three brothers, Bill Lloyd of Shunk, Joseph Lloyd of Mount Joy, and Sam Lloyd of Blossburg.  Her family invites friends to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  A memorial service will follow with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

COURTNEY H. LOOMIS, Laceyville RD 2, formerly of Church St., Laceyville died early Monday morning, July 30, 1990 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  Born in Lemon, Pa., Aug. 23, 1898 he was a son of the late Otis J. and Viola Wallace Loomis.  He was a mechanic by trade and worked for the Cooks Brothers of Binghamton and later for A.B. Cole Trucking of Meshoppen.  Mr. Loomis retired in 1980 after working for 14 years in the maintenance department of Tyler Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Jenny Love Loomis who died in 1985.  He is survived by one son, Dale R. Loomis of Black Walnut, Laceyville RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Margaret) Ferris of Black Walnut and Mrs. Howard (Janice) Benninger of Laceyville; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Loomis in 1935.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday Aug. 1 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 and the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor of the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville officiating.  Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

DALE R. LOOMIS of Laceyville died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Born in Meshoppen on Oct. 16, 1937 he was the son of the late Courtney H. and Hanna Jane Love Loomis.  He graduated from Binghamton North High, Binghamton, N.Y.  He was an Army Veteran serving in Stuttgart, Germany for four years.  After the service he attended Ridley-Lowell School of Business.  He was employed by Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing and retired from Prudential Asset Management as plant administrator.  He was preceded in death by his companion Alice Dodge and a sister, Barbara Mae Loomis.  He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law; Tammy and Bart Tweksbury of Laceyville, Terry and Terry Cobb of Wyalusing, Lynette and Todd Goodwin of Wyalusing and Karen and Jeff Ross of Herrickville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Howard Benninger of Laceyville and Maggie and Gene Ferris of Laceyville; grandchildren, Richard, Eliza, Sam and Olivia Tweksbury; Jennifer, Kristina, Michael, Courtney and Matthew Cobb, Joshua and Emily Goodwin and Molly and Ryan Ross and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with Father Ken Segar from St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, Pa.  Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOOMIS –EVANGELINE M. ‘SUE’ DOWNS, 71 of 655 Walker Hill Road, Waverly, N.Y. died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 17, 1927 in Sayre she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Bertha Loomis.  She was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1945 and later when her children started school she attended and was a graduate of Elmira College.  On Oct. 22, 1955 Sue married Robert E. Downs in St. James Church, Waverly.  In earlier years she was employed by Ingersoll rand in Athens and later, Perfection Oil in Athens.  She was a member of St. James Church, Waverly, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Twins Club in Waverly.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and especially loved the holidays.  Sue’s life encompassed her home, family and friends.  Surviving are; twin sons, Thomas R. Downs, Waverly and James (Marta) Downs of Jupiter, Fla.; two granddaughters, Emily and Hillary Downs, both of Jupiter; a sister, Joyce Shaffer of Sayre; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Barbara Loomis of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Loomis of Levittown, Pa.; special nephews, Roy Loomis and Stephen Downs; nieces and their spouses, Tammy and Joseph Zuch of PA and Terry and John Howard of Waverly; very special friends, Ray and Denise Ellers of Chemung, N.Y. and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Downs on Feb. 11, 1997.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Waverly with the Rev. Thomas Watts as celebrant.  Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit of Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. or to St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y. or to the charity or organization of ones own choice in Mrs. Downs memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD LARUE LUNDY, 73, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA.  Born March 18, 1930 in Canton Township he was the son of the late LaRue and Elouise Moore Lundy.  Mr. Lundy was a sergeant in the US Air Force and served during the Korean War.  He was a supervisor in the commercial meat business for 44 years in Southern California where he resided for 54 years.  He was a member of the meat-cutters union.  He was a Christian Science practitioner, a member of the Bonsal Club and a volunteer for the Rialto Police Department.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Arlene Hanson; a son, Hollis LaRue; a daughter, Cheryl and four grandchildren all of California.  Also surviving are two sisters, Carol (Harry) Jones of Roaring Branch and Marilyn (Frank) Huff of Montoursville.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Riverside National Veterans Cemetery in Riverside, California.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN L. LYON M.D. age 81 died peacefully August 29, 2004.  He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Douglass (Kathleen) Lyon, Peter (Marla) Lyon of MA; daughter, Martha Lyon (Kent Jacobson) of MA; sister, Mary Ann (Theodore) Spraque of Corning; grandchildren, Jared, John and Hayley; sister-in-law, Martha Clute of MA.  After high school, Dr. Lyon served proudly as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad.  He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific.  He graduated from Colgate University in 1948 and the Albany Medical College in 1952.  He practiced medicine at Highland Hospital from 1959-1986 specializing in general and vascular surgery.  He was also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical School.  Interment in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.  Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004 at The Anthony Funeral Chapel, 2305 Monroe Avenue, Rochester.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Highland Hospital Foundation 1000 South Ave., Rochester, NY or The Friendly Home 3156 East Ave., Rochester. –Elmira Star Gazette

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