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A. DEAN ROCKWELL, 75, of West Burlington, Pa., formerly of Sayre, Pa. died Sunday evening, March 4, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 22, 1931, in West Burlington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur M. "Pat" and Esther Baxter Rockwell.  A 1949 graduate of Troy High School, he was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper who was a deputy game warden before attending the Ross Leffler School of Conservation to become a Pennsylvania game protector, later called a "wildlife conservation officer."  He retired in 1989 after 30 years of service.  He was also a forest fire warden and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  In his spare time you could find him along the Susquehanna River fishing and camping, or in the woods hunting.  Many summers he would travel with family or friends to Canada and Alaska fishing for big northern pike, walleye and halibut.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen "Kay," and daughters, Lisa and Wendy Rockwell, at home; sons, Jesse of Cordova, Alaska, and Chris and his wife, Joan, and children, Patrick and Eileen of Shippensburg, Pa.; and a brother, Gary Rockwell, and aunt, Ruth Manley of Troy.  He was predeceased by his parents; brother Earl; and daughter, Heather Dawn.  A memorial gathering open to all friends and family will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Dean's home in West Burlington.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his name to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/6/2007

ROCKWELL –ELOISE ‘ROCKY’ ROCKWELL ENGEL age 86 of Brookline Village in State College, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  Born on January 23, 1918 in Sayre, PA, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Phelps Rockwell of Odessa, NY.  On September 6, 1941, she married A. William Engel, Jr., who survives at home.  They observed their 63rd anniversary on Monday. She was a 1936 graduate of Athens (PA) High School.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from The Pennsylvania State College in 1940 and a Master of Science degree in 1945.  After graduation in 1940, she taught physical education in Montour Falls, NY and Bellefonte, PA and was a graduate assistant at Penn State.  While a resident in Huntingdon, PA from 1946 to 1966 she was a part-time instructor in the English program at Juniata College and a substitute teacher in the Huntingdon schools.  Later, she was employed by the State College Area School District as a teacher of social studies at Park Forest Junior High School until her retirement in June 1983. Active in Girl Scout activities for many years, she served on the organizational committee for Hemlock Girl Scout Council and was vice-president of its board of directors.  In Huntingdon, she was a member of AAUW.  She was a charter member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP); a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and a member of its Centre County Chapter; a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and its Circle Six; a member of the State College Woman's Club; a member of the Retired Penn State Faculty and Staff Club; and a volunteer at Interfaith Mission.  A long time bowler, she was a former member of the Senior Women's Bowling League and Senior Couples League.  She was also a former member and co-president of 50/50 Square Dance Club.  In addition, she enjoyed the Engel cottage on Lake Ondawa near Troy, PA, where she and her husband were members of the Rod and Gun Club.  Her long time hobbies included sewing, quilting, traveling, canoeing and being a spectator at many Penn State and school sporting events.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jane E. Tyson of Severna Park, MD, and Melinda Sue Cocolin and her husband, Kenneth Cocolin of Port Matilda; two sons, Thomas E. Engel of Newport, KY and James R. Engel of Hoffman Estates, IL; and six grandchildren, Eric Ure, Jory Engel, and Ken, Kasie, Alissa, and Andrea Cocolin.  One sister, Marion R. MacDowell of Blanco, TX, preceded her in death.  Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 9 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 10 at the funeral home with the Reverend Dr. Pamela H. Ford officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Pennsylvania, 2790 West College Avenue, State College, PA or to The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health & Human Development, 201 Henderson Building, University Park, PA in memory of Eloise Rockwell Engel. –Elmira Star Gazette

GERALD JOHN “JERRY” ROCKWELL, 65 of Lacey, WA formerly of West Burlington, PA died July 29, 2000.  A 1953 graduate of Troy High School he served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps before receiving an honorable discharge.  During the time he resided with his family in Towanda he was employed by A.C. Smith and later retired as a major from the U.S. Army.  Surviving are his wife, Barbara at home; daughters, Lynne Rockwell, Susan Rockwell, both of Nichols, NY; Terry Campbell, Lacey, WA; sons, Jay Rockwell, Towanda, Dale Rockwell, Salt Lake City, UT; his mother, Doris Rockwell, Troy; step-daughters, Melanie and Cheryl and their husbands in Lacey, WA; four grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Carol, West Burlington; Donald, Sayre and Wayne, Florida; sister, Lorraine and Harry Wright, Milan; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Carl Rockwell in 1998.  A memorial service with full military honor guard was held August 3.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Woodlawn Funeral Home, Millinan Road, Lacey, WA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROCKWELL –JENNIE E. ROCKWELL LIPOVSKY, Maryland died March 8, 1995 at Washington Adventist Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born March 30, 1917 in Canton the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Nina Preston Rockwell.  Mrs. Lipovsky graduated from Canton High School in 1935, also graduated from Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C., was then employed as a secretary at De Matha high School.  She was the beloved wife of Benedict Lipovsky; mother of Benedict Jr., James, Robert, Alice, Joseph and John; sister of Mrs. Shirley Porter, Troy and Donald D. Rockwell, Pine City, NY; also surviving are 18 grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.  Predeceasing her were her parents; a sister, Mary Rockwell Tuning and a brother, Elmer E. Rockwell Jr.  Funeral services were held March 11 at St. Jeromes Catholic Church, Hyattsville, MD with Father Heem officiating.  Interment was in Washington National Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Ft. Lincoln Funeral Home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RALPH D. ‘BUD’ ROCKWELL - Retiree Hilliard Corp. age 75 of Horseheads unexpectedly died Friday, November 2, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital Elmira.  Surviving are his wife of nearly 48 years, Joan (Davis) Rockwell; daughters and sons, Jim (Theresa Coleman) Rockwell of Flint, MI, Tom (Mary Ann) Rockwell of Rochester, NY, David (Marilee) Rockwell of Horseheads, NY, Tricia (Gary) Taylor of Rochester, NY, Lynda (Mark Overstrom) Rockwell of Elmira Heights, NY, Bruce Rockwell of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Kristyn Davidson, Jim Rockwell Jr., Katie Rockwell, Ben and Abby Rockwell, Justin, MacKenzie, Megan, Kodi and Kaylee Rockwell, Christopher and Lindsay Taylor and Zachary Overstrom; great grandchildren, Mitchell, Morgan, Desmond and Jada; sisters, Barbara Gilman of Horseheads and Jean Van Horn of Pine City; along with several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Rockwell was also predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Hill.  He was a retired Plant Engineer with Hilliard Corp in Elmira and a US Navy Veteran of WWII.  Bud was also a past member of the Elmira Heights American Legion and for many years was active with the "Lift/Drag" R/C Model Airplane Club.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday, November 5, 2001 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m.  His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  Graveside interment will follow.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ROGERS –MRS. MOLLY A. WHEAT age 82 of Forksville died at the Robert Packer Hospital Sunday morning Aug. 25, 1963 following a cerebral hemorrhage.  Mrs. Wheat was born May 6, 1881 in Forksville, daughter of S. Sadler Rogers and Eliza Green Rogers.  She had resided in the Forksville area for the past 22 years.  Her husband, Joseph Wheat died about 20 years ago.  Her father helped build the wooden bridge which spans the Loyalsock Creek at Forksville, a familiar landmark in the county, when he was but 19 or 20 years of age.  A competent artisan and builder, he is reputed to have constructed many other structures in the county and vicinity.  She was a member of the Forksville Methodist Church, the Canton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; the Forksville WSCS and the Faithful Gleaners.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hattie Frazier of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Sidney T. Rogers of Lancaster, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Forksville Methodist Church with the Rev. Oscar L. Kulp, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in the Forksville Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Chester Gleockler, Vernon Hatch, Gaylord McCarty, Carl Molyneux, Foster Plotts and Francis Rinker.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROMAN –ANNA L. PATTON age 69 of Mountain Lake, Burlington Township died on Saturday evening, Oct. 25, 2003 at her home.  She was born on Feb. 23, 1934 in Lublin, Poland a daughter of the late Jozef and Lydia Roman.  Anna moved from Germany in 1951.  On Aug. 25, 1959 she married James Patton, Jr.  She enjoyed time spent sewing, cooking, tending to their farm animals and gardening.  She especially enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren.  She leaves surviving her husband of 44 years; James Patton, Jr. at home; four children and their spouses; Paul and Debbie Roman of Meshoppen, James III and Mary Patton of Mountain Lake, Deanna and Tom Patton of Mountain Lake, Elizabeth Patton at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Ruth Roman; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Gary Daugherty and an uncle and aunt, Karl and Ann Roman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three nieces and three nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Patton.  A memorial service will be held at a later time at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McHenry Funeral Home 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM L. ROOT – On the evening of Monday, April 28, 2003 William Lee Root died quietly at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 72 years of age.  Born in Lamb’s Creek, Tioga Co. on November 5, 1930 he was one of eight children in the family of Carl and Eva (Cleveland) Root.  Being the son of a logger, Bill lived in many different communities while growing up as his family followed the timber trade throughout the Northern Tier.  Bill, himself would work at many jobs throughout his life.  He was a skilled tree trimmer, construction worker, delivery truck driver, mechanic and auto body repair specialist, just to name a few.  However, it was during his tenure as a short order cook at a diner in Ithaca, NY when he met and courted Carmella Bettucci.  They were united in marriage on February 6, 1951.  Together they raised four boys and two girls.  In the mid 1950’s they moved to Canton, where for more than 30 years they operated a store and gas station at the corner of Main Street and Minnequa Ave.  After retiring in 1992 the Roots moved to East Canton where Bill developed yet another skill, the repair and resale of refrigerators and other appliances.  In his spare time Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also volunteered as a Little League coach for many years in Grover.  He was also very fond of animals, especially his dogs and cats.  Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carmella; his mother, Eva Root of Towanda; his sons, Joseph (Kathy) Root of Jersey Shore, William C. (April) Root of Granville Summit, Richard P. (Mary) Root of Monroeton, Edward R. (Jeanine) Root of Canton; his daughters, Diane Marie (Bud) Porter and Elizabeth A. (John) Ward all of Canton; his brothers, Leonard Root of Arkport, NY, Larry Root of Buffalo, NY, Bob (Rita) Root of Towanda, his sisters, Carol (William) McCatharn of Macedonia and Norma (Lynn) Pearson of Houston, TX; as well as 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, special friends, Lawrence Wilcox, Glenn Bailey and Lloyd Wilcox and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Root, brother, Ivan Root and sister, Evelyn Wood.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  There will be a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.  Interment will be private.  Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN L. ROSE, 71 of Waverly, N.Y. died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. following an extended illness.  Born July 21, 1933 in LaPorte, Pa. the son of Kenneth and Veda Rose, he worked many years as a black-topper before working for Calvin Cole doing the same.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was predeceased by his wife, Irene Rose in 1996 along with three sisters and two brothers.  He is survived by his son, Johnny and Linda Rose of Hughesville, Pa.; daughters Val and Ron Smith of Waverly, N.Y. and Shirley Rose of Waverly, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; brother, Danny and Gloria Rose of Candor, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Kitty Rose of Athens, Pa.; brother-in-law, Max Becker of Lancaster, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc.  The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Anderson of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Mountain Ash Cemetery in LaPorte.  Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association at 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

DAVID D. ROSS age 17 of 1192 Glendenning Creek Rd. Painted Post, NY died very unexpectedly on Monday April 1, 2002 at home.  David was born March 13, 1985 in Corning, NY the son of Elizabeth Boyle Ross Reed and Daniel Ross.  David was an outstanding student and member of the Corning-Painted Post West High School Lacrosse Team, the Indoor Track Team and the Cross Country Team.  He was a member of Boy Scout Troop # 2 of Corning, NY and was working toward the rank of Eagle Scout.  David was also active with The American Red Cross Youth Leadership Group in Corning. David planned on attending West Point Military Academy upon graduation from Corning-Painted Post West High School. David was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Richard L. Boyle on August 9 , 1996 and Nancy E. Kendall Boyle on December 15 , 1997 as well as Julia Louise Jenks Boyle.  David is also predeceased by his father Daniel Ross who died in November 2000.  David is survived by his parents Elizabeth Boyle Ross Reed and Leon Reed of Painted Post, NY; sister: Jennifer L. Ross stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Lakeland, Texas; brother, Matthew C. Ross at home; paternal grandparents, Luther & Clarice Ross of Corning, NY and David Reed of Campbell, NY and Sylvia Reed of Painted Post , NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends including the remaining "Two Musketeers" Phil and Wes.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Victory Highway Wesleyan Church 150 Victory Highway in Painted Post, NY on Thursday April 4  2002 from 1-4 PM. David's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with Pastor David LeRoy and Pastor Paul Piraino officiating .  Interment in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post , NY .  The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember David through memorials to The American Red Cross Youth Leadership Group 123 W. Market St. Corning , NY or The Boy Scouts of America Troop # 2 c/o Christ Episcopal Church 39 E. First St. Corning, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ROSS –PATRICIA ROSS BARBER, well-known Bradford County educator, historian, publicist and Troy, Pa.’s, columnist for the last 14 years died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1990 after a long illness.  Born on March 8, 1917 to Frederick Jeffery and Gladys Kennedy Ross of Yonkers, N.Y., she is survived by her son, Col. Curtis K. Baryer of Offutt Air Force Base, Nep.; her daughter, Sally Tennent of Brampton, Ontario, Canada; her sister, Elizabeth Ross Kriss and niece, Carole DeLauro of Troy, Pa.; her brother, McLeod A. Ross of Milwaukee, Wis.; brother, Lawrence F. J. Ross of Christ Church, New Zealand.  She has five grandchildren, Curtis Bayer Jr. of Redlands, Calif., Weenonah Bayer of McLean, Va., Talmage Bayer of Radford, Va., Denise Tennent and Scott Tennent of Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  During and following World War II, Mrs. Barber pursued a successful career as a publicist and magazine writer in both the United States and Canada.  She worked with Canada’s then “Treasure Trail,” a radio game show; “Domino,” a Group for Four daytime variety television show and in the U.S. television’s “Philco Playhouse.”  She was a staff writer for many publications including “Tide,” “Marketing,” “Canadian Packaging” and Canadian Reader’s Digest.”  Working for many years with Toronto’s well-known Hospital for Sick Children, she led the publicity campaigns for their early and highly successful expansion fund-raising drives.  In 1964, Mrs. Barber completed her secondary education teaching certification at the Ontario College of Education and then taught English at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada until 1972 at which time she returned to the United States, relocating initially to Canton, Pa. where she taught high school English.  She eventually moved to Troy, Pa. teaching at their high school for many years.  During this same period, she expanded her long-time interest in antiques into a business, owning shops in Scarborough and Canton.  Leaving teaching in 1972, Mrs. Barber returned to writing, quickly establishing herself as Bradford County, Pa.’s most authoritative historian and prolific writher.  An 18 year resident of Laurel Lake (north of Troy), her beloved home and the lake’s abundant wildlife were a popular, recurring subjects of her columns and features in the Towanda Daily Review and the Elmira Star Gazette.  Her well-researched historical surveys, including “A Hundred Years of the Troy Fair,” led many to a new appreciation of Bradford County’s rich heritage.  She also crated and for many years published, Troy Community Hospital’s magazine, “The Pulse,” in addition to spear heading publicity for the hospital’s major 1974 expansion fund-raising campaign.  In all her endeavors, Pat Barber sought to share with others her joy in learning and love of the written word.  To that end, she asked that her friends remember her in lieu of flowers with a donation to the Troy Library, Troy, Pa.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 1990 at 3 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROUGHT –RUTH M. CHILSON of Wyalusing died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at her home.  She was born in Sayre on April 23, 1936 the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Armitage Rought.  She is survived by her daughters, Marie A. Fassett of Wyalusing, Sophia Chilson of Monroeton and Deborah Bell of Wysox; sons, Francis Chilson of New Albany, Robert Chilson of Wyalusing and Arthur Chilson of Wysox; brothers, Walter Rought of Wyalusing and James Rought of Laceyville; sisters, Margaret Ball of Wyalusing, Martha Wildrick of Stevensville and Joyce Cintron of Towanda; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Rought.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2002 at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Edwin A. Simmons officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

ERNEST C. ROUTE, 82, formerly of Lycoming Street died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at Rose View Manor.  His first wife, the former Ina Campbell died in 1984.  Employed by Met-Fab for 10 years, he retired in 1982.  He was a member of Grace Street United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Williamsport Senior Citizens, the Red Run and Gun Club in Ralston and Garrett Cochran Post 1, American Legion.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Born March 3, 1915 in Roaring Branch, he was the son of Alfred and Anne Miller Route.  Surviving besides his second wife, Christine are a son, Tracy of this city; a daughter, Estella George of Hughesville; two stepdaughters, Susan Morris and Kathleen Smith, both of this city; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. with the Rev. Dr. John F. Piper officiating.  Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

RUSSELL –ELLEN BUCK, 85 of Troy, Pa. died peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006.  On Nov. 19, 1920, Ellen Russell was born in Canton, Pa.  She was a daughter of the late Harry and Emily Russell.  Ellen and Mark D. Buck were blessed with 65 years of marriage.  She loved her family dearly and their well-being was most important in her life.  A devoted homemaker, Ellen was also a talented baker.  She enjoyed reading and playing cards with friends.  Surviving are her beloved husband, Mark at home; nine children, Sandra Crawford of Litiz, Bonnie (Al) Yeager of Mt. Joy, Dale (Ron) Bower of Trout Run, Dennis (Amy) Buck of California, Duane (Shirley) Buck of Florida, Carol (Donnie) Eddy of Austinville, Mary Buck (Ardie Ellenberger) of Troy, Harry (Clara) Buck of Troy and Faith Buck of Lowman, N.Y.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Tonia Buck of Troy; a sister and brother, Martha Watkins of Canton and Robert Russell of Lehighton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Buck was predeceased by three sons, Mark, Dale and David Buck.  In keeping with Ellen’s wishes all services will be private.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in her name to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio.  Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

SAGINARIO –GLORIA M. KETCHUM - Loving Wife and Mother age 72, of Gillett, Pennsylvania, died on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Gloria was born on May 6, 1928, the daughter of the late Michael and Cecelia (Kennedy) Saginario.  She is survived by her husband, A. Wayne; son, Gary W. Ketchum of PA; daughter, Judy Ann Bissel of Horseheads, NY; sister, Shirley Bridgeman of Horseheads, NY and 7 grandchildren.  There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette

SAMSON –DOROTHY MILDRED SHEDDEN, 85 of 58 Church Rd., Canton, PA, Ward Twp., Armenia Mountain) died at her home on Saturday, July 1, 2006 one month shy of her 86th birthday.  Dorothy or Dottie as she was also known was born July 30, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA as Dorothy Mildred Samson, the daughter of Benjamin and Cecilia (Jacobs) Samson.  She played tennis for Abington High School in Abington, PA winning an athletic letter.  She was supervisor for the Bell Telephone Company after graduation.  She was interested in many things, including birds, flowers and gardening, reading, hunting, football (especially the Dallas Cowboys), music (everything from Beethoven to Frank Sinatra) and was extremely well read on the Civil War.  She believed in the value of education, once saying that “If a day goes by and you don’t learn one thing, the day was wasted.”  She was a Methodist and although never a regular church goer, she held a simple faith that had her looking at the sky on Christmas Day (a holiday that she adored) and saying “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”  She loved the mountains of Tioga and Bradford Counties and loved to ride the roads.  She was known to be feisty, yet extremely kind hearted and generous.  Dorothy is survived by her son, William (Maureen) Shedden of Liverpool, NY and her brother, Benjamin (Rose) Samson of Florida and her former husband, William Shedden of Mansfield, PA.  Dorothy’s wishes were to be cremated with no viewing, flowers or memorial service.  Memorials in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA who provided the reliable and compassionate care during Dorothy’s last hours.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROY E. SARGEANT, 87 formerly of the Troy and West Burlington areas died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 at the Dar-Way Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center in Estella.  Born on January 5, 1918 he was a son of Perry Sargeant and Clarabelle (Boyce) Sargeant Horton.  As a young many, Roy grew up in the East Smithfield area and attended schools there.  He especially enjoyed being outdoors and doing yard work.  Roy was a man skillful with his hands and could do about anything he set his mind to.  He was also blessed with a beautiful singing voice.  Surviving are: his children; Clara E. and Larry Butler of Palo, Michigan, Roy E. Sargeant, Jr. of Milan, Donna L. Sargeant of Gillett, Joy and Lucy Sargeant of Mainesburg; Linda and Gerald Tice of Oxford, Alabama, Norman and Sue Sargeant of Grreenville, Michigan, Dan and Ilene Burgess of Towanda; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  Mr. Sargeant was predeceased by an infant daughter, Teresa and a step-brother, Clifford Horton.  The funeral service was held on Monday Jan. 24th at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Sargeant’s name to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501, NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SAYRE –JERIS S. DANN of Brookfield, WI died on Mar. 12, 1998.  Beloved wife of the late Maurice.  Dear mother of Katherine (Robert) Bott and Sarah Dann (Dennis) Ginko.  Dear grandmother of Jason, Charlotte and Alicia.  Dear sister of Roberta Laux.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Visitation was Sat., Mar. 14th from 9:330 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Flowers, Capitol Dr.  Jeris attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Received her BA and Masters from UW-Madison.  Member of Tri Delta Sorority, was married Jan. 8, 1943 to Maurice in Elmira, NY and was a member of First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa.  Memorials to the charity of your choice.  Services were handled by Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, Milwaukee.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SCAIFE –ANNA (SCAIFE) GUMBLE of Hillsgrove, PA died at home on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.  She was born Aug. 21, 1913 in Barbours, PA and was the daughter of Watson J. and Laura E. (Jacoby) Scaife.  Anna retired in 1977 as a registered nurse in the office of Dr. W. W. Wilcox for 26 years and as a private duty nurse locally for many years.  She graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 1932 and from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.  She was also a member of the Williamsport Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.  Anna enjoyed gardening and her flower beds and her favorite past-time, playing cards with friends and family.  She also enjoyed traveling or just taking a Sunday ride in the country.  Surviving are two daughters, Carole G. Lukens of Hillsgrove, PA and Linda K. (Michael) Carpenter of Hendersonville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Lisa Cox, Patti Malizia and Ryan and Todd Carpenter; eight great-grandchildren, Alana, Lonny, Michael, Tawnya, Allyson, Romolo III, Nicholas and Savannah; one great-great-grandchild, Anastasia and one sister, Virdie (Elmer Houser) (Rudolph) Landon.  She was predeceased by both parents and by her husband, Elmer M. Gumble, who died Oct. 17, 1995; five sisters, Vinetta (Wilbur) Maley, Bessie (Edgar) Hill, Edna (Mansel) Mosteller, Margaret (Irvin Day) (Ralph) Casselberry and Velma (Joseph Kropos) (James) Nicholson; and three brothers, John K. (Elizabeth) Scaife, Edgar W. (Loue Ella) Betty) Scaife and Robert W. Scaife, who died at age seven.  Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home.  As per Anna’s wishes there will be no visitation and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be given to The Hillsgrove Union Church, The Hillsgrove Volunteer Fire Co. or Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 110 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SCAIFE –JOAN MARIE SHADDUCK - On the afternoon of Feb. 16, 2007, Joan Marie Shadduck of Fox Township, Sullivan County, died peacefully at her home.  She was 73 years of age.  Born Jan. 28, 1934 in Montoursville, she was the daughter of Edgar and LouElla Scaife.  Joan was a graduate of Montoursville High School, Class of 1952.  Joan was married to Donald L. Shadduck who died August of 1999. She was a member of Faith Mountain Fellowship Church, Wheelerville and a charter member of Endless Winds Fire Company, Shunk.  She enjoyed farming, Country and Blue Grass music and spending time where her family.  For many years, Joan worked at Carey-McFalls, Montoursville and Canton Manufacturing, Canton, retiring in 1997.  A loving mother of two children, she is survived by her son, Donald (and Rose) Shadduck, Shunk, and her daughter, Dorna (and Bud) Harriman, Sonestown, four grandchildren, Mike (and special friend Jennifer) Shadduck, Tim (and Jessica) Shadduck, both of Shunk, Craig (and Maria) Foust, Surprise, Ariz.; Jill (and special friend Emil) Miller, Mercer, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Terry, Emma, and Ryan, two brothers, Robert Scaife, Mountoursville, and Richard Scaife, Duboistown, Pa., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Doris Brown, in 1982.  Calling hours will be Monday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Michael Galotti officiating. Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Endless Winds Fire Company, RR 3, Box 8817, Shunk, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2007

SCHEIDLER –EVELYN VIOLA FLEMING, 89 of Forks Township died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Evelyn was born in Indiana the daughter of the late Rollie A. & Mary Frances Lewis Scheidler.  She attended local schools and was married to Ernest Carl Fleming of Holland, Mich., who predeceased her in 1993.  They were married for forty-nine years.  She resided in Nowarlk, Oh., while her husband worked for the State of Ohio and later moved to Holland, Mich., where he wa employed as a school bus driver.  After Ernest’s death she moved to Sullivan County in 1997.  Evelyn attended the Millview Wesleyan Church.  Surviving are; Granddaughter Tracy Molyneux, who Evelyn raised from a child and great-granddaughters Brandi and Brittany Hurst with whom she resided in Forks Township; son and daughter-in-law Roy and Carol Fleming of Holland, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Bill Manugh of Dayton, Oh.; brothers, Murial Couden Scheidler of Galion, Oh. And Donald Richard Scheidler of Galion, Oh.; sister, Mage Lodmia Davis of Galion, Oh.; nine other grandchildren; five other great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by daughters, Mary Jane Jose and Henaleta Strought and by two brothers, Elgar Eugene Scheidler and Lyman Leroy Scheidler; and sisters, Cleobell Scheidler and Esther May Snyder.  A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the Millview Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Matthew D. Pickering, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Mich.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 206 Walter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

GLEN EUGENE SCHMOUDER SR., 75 of White Deer died Monday, Oct. 23, 1995 in Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.  His wife, the former Mildred A. Scheaffer died March 26, 1982.  He was a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers and with Lycoming Construction Co.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps in the European theater.  He was a member of the American Legion.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Milton.  He was an avid bowler and hunter.  He was a member of the Montandon United Methodist Church.  Born Oct. 18, 1920 in Buttonwood, he was a son of William H. and Lydia Ade Schmouder.  Surving are a daughter, Linda L. Bryant of Valrico, Fla.; two sons, Glen E. Jr. of Milton and William F. of Lewisburg RD 3; a sister, Carrie Patterson of Trout Run, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Preceding him in death were seven brothers and a sister.  The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Shaw’s, 400 N. Front St., Milton with his pastor the Rev. Margaret H. Spengler officiating.  Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RD2 where graveside military services will be held.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

RICHARD L. SEARFOSS, 63 of Monroeton RR 1 died Friday, May 19, 1995.  He was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Sayre, the son of the Harold and Augusta Carner Searfoss.  He was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church.  He faithfully served as a bottle maker at the Thatcher Glass Co. for 33 ½ years.  Mr. Searfoss spent many happy hours in his wood shop creating his own treasures.  Survivors are: his wife, Joyce at home; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mari Linda) Barrett of Sayre and Theresa and her fiancé, David Wilkerson of Franklindale; sons and daughter-in-law; Roger Searfoss of Waverly, N.Y., Vic Searfoss of Gillett and Ron and Cheryl Searfoss of Franklindale; a daughter-in-law, Edna Searfoss of Towanda; grandchildren; Chris, Shawn, Josh, Jennifer, Matt, Jake, Ryan, Heather, Shane and Greg; three great-grandchildren; Alicia, James and Kristen; brothers; Harry of Sayre, Skip of Sayre, Leo of Cortland and Clyde of Michigan; sisters, Arleta Strange of Binghamton, Liz Kinney of Sayre, Betty Sackett of Athens and Tillie Searfoss of Sayre and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  As per Mr. Searfoss’ wishes there will be no viewing of funeral service.  Memorial donations may be made to the Activities Fund of the Bradford County Manor or the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

CLYDE ROMAINE SECHRIST on Jan. 18, 2007, Clyde Romaine Sechrist, 70, died suddenly in New York City, N.Y., while visiting his oncologist to determine his next course of treatment.  Romaine is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty, and six children, Terrie Sechrist (Jeff Minkoff), Houston, Tx.; Tom (Laurie), Albany, Ga.; Jeff (Angie), Canton; Ronnie (Dawn), Advance, N.C.; Amy Ganter (Shawn), Reading; and Cathy Cashner (Jeff), Danville. Surviving are also 14 grandchildren, Lauren and Landon Gerlich, and Nicholas Minkoff, Houston, Tx.; Sherrie Pippin (Tommy), Valdosta, Ga.; and Katie Sechrist, Albany, Ga.; Tyler Sechrist and Jill Ward (Jason), Canton; Caitlyn Sechrist, Advance, N.C.; Julia and Reese Ganter, Reading, and Taylor, Laura, Lindsey and Wyatt Cashner, all of Danville; four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson, and Holden (due in February) Ward and William Pippin (due in March); two sisters, Julia (Paul) Landon, Tunkhannock; and Kay (Dale) Groover, Newark, N.J.; a brother-in-law, John (Janet) Kerrick, Roaring Branch; 11 nieces and nephews and countless other friends and relatives. In addition to his parents, Romaine was predeceased by his stepmother, Evelyn VanDyke Shedden Sechrist.  At Romaine’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be sent to Miracle House, 80 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is handling the arrangements.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CLARENCE L. SEELEY, 80 of Galeton, PA died Monday, June 3, 2002 in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. Born February 17, 1922 in Ulysses Township, he was the son of Jesse and Mary Mitterer Knickerbocker and adopted by Lewis Seeley after Jesse's death.  On August 23, 1943 in Genesee, PA he married the former Edna M. Wright, who predeceased him in 1999.  He was employed as a truck driver by Earl F. Dean, Inc. for many years.  Surviving are: two daughters, Christine Losey and Mellanie Seeley, both of Galeton; three grandchildren, Michael Seeley, Brian Losey, and Tamara Ruman, all of Galeton; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Seeley and Dalton Seeley; and two sisters, Bessie Prouty of Ulysses, PA and Ella Manning of New Castle, CA.  There will be no visitation or service.  Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, the Gale Hose Ambulance, or the Goodyear Hose Co.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton.  –Elmira Star Gazette

EDWARD L. ‘BUNT’ SEELYE age 83 of Pine City, NY died Friday, November 2, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY.  Surviving Ed are: his wife of 54 years Joyce M. Seelye; sons; Edward C. (Karen) Seelye of Tioga, PA, Richard D. (Debora) Seelye of Millerton, PA, Larry A. Seelye of Millerton, PA and David B. Seelye of NC, several grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and many close friends.  Ed was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors.  He served his country proudly in WWII as a soldier in the United States Army.  Ed was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church.  It was Ed's wish that there be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Route 328, Millerton, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SEGUR –HARRIETT E. SEGUR MASLINSKI MILLS age 79, of Elmira, NY, died August 19, 2004.  She was a member of St. Mary's Church, retired from Marine Midland Bank and a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Hospital for many years.  Survived by son, Charles Maslinski of Elmira, NY; daughter, Janice Reibson of Whittier, CA; granddaughters, Cynthia Martinez of Whittier, CA, and Gail Oleson of Remond, WA; grandson, Paul Reibson of Whittier, CA; great-grandsons, Mark and Steve Martinez of Whittier, CA; brother, Tracey Segur of Buckannon, WV; sisters, Marlene Jones of Roaring Branch, PA, and Beverly Aston of Alba, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Harriett was predeceased by husbands, Caismer Maslinski (1972), and Abram Mills (1987); sister, Phyllis Johnston and Elwyn Segur.  Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette

OSCAR C. SHADDUCK, 69 a resident of Krammis Health Care Center, Watsontown for the past six years died Friday, June 15, 2001 in the emergency room of the Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are being handled by Wallis-Grenobleis, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

BILL “WILD CAT” SHAFFER, 70, formerly of Alba died February 8, 2002 in Phoenix, AZ after an extended illness.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Roberts-Bailey Shaffer, two daughters, Helen (Loren) Wilston of Troy and Evelyn Bristol of Troy; two stepdaughters, Carol Miller and Gloria (Jerry) Corbett, both of Phoenix; seven step-grandchildren and seven grandchildren; Brian (Angie) Bauman of Lititz, PA, Wade Wilston, Rapid City, SD, Aaron Bristol, Pittsburgh, PA, Justine, Jackie, Gavin and Scott Bristol of Troy; one great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Rosalyn Bauman of Lititz; a sister-in-law, Verle Shaffer of Phoenix and a brother-in-law, Oney Levendoski of Blossburg.  He was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Rose Ann Crawford.  There will be a graveside service at the Phoenix Veterans Cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT F. SHANNON – During the early morning hours of February 29, 2004 Robert France Shannon, 67 of Canton died quietly at his North Center Street residence.  Born in Williamsport on November 1, 1936 he was the son of France B. and Annadel (Rauch) Shannon.  At the age of 21 he left the Williamsport area for Virginia, where he was employed with the Stanley Furniture Co. of Martinsburg.  In 1966 he came to Canton and worked for a year at Swayze Folding Box Co.  He returned to Virginia, accepting a position with the Narrows (Va.) Street Department.  But during his interlude in Canton he had been introduced to the former Frieda Althea Jackson.  Their friendship endured during the years of his absence and in 1971 he returned to Canton permanently and took Frieda as his wife, December 28 of that year.  He took a position with the maintenance staff at Canton Area High School retiring in 1979 due to declining health.  He was a member of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose and was a familiar face of many of its functions.  He was very fond of classic autos and had been fortunate enough to own a few over the years.  But first and foremost he was a devoted family man.  He loved the company of his extended family and when the time came for him to leave this world his loving family was at his side.  Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Frieda at home; daughter, Sara Shannon, Canton; stepson, William Orshal, Fernandina, FL; stepdaughter, Kathy (and Mark) Elmstrom, Canton; sister, Helen Sherman, St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Bryan, Kassandra and Chaz Morgan, Canton and step-granddaughter, Faith (and Chris) Rinker, Hillsgrove.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and Carl Shannon.  In accordance with his wishes there will be no calling hours but the family invites all who knew him to a celebration of his life, which will be held at noon, Friday, March 5 at his former residence, 101 N. Center Street, Canton.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. 40 N. Center St., Canton –Canton Independent Sentinel

SHAW –SANDRA MARIE SHAW-MILLER, 55 of Gillett, Pa. died Sunday, July 13, 1997 at home following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 21, 1941 the daughter of Gladys P. Shaw of Gillett, Pa. and the late Lyman L. Shaw.  Sandra was a graduate of the Troy High School in 1960 and was employed at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as a ceert6ified nurses aide in the Geriatrics Department.  She was also a member of the South Creek Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary.  Sandra is survived by a son, Darwin Barry L. Miller of West Elmira, N.Y.; three daughters and a son-in-law; Ricky and Shawna P. Comfort of Roseville, Pa., Beth A. Miller of Millerton, Pa., Aaron D. Miller of Gillett, Pa. and grandson, Adam D. N. Comfort of Gillett, Pa. and Tyler O. Sparling of Millerton, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Bradley Paula Haflett of Granville Summit, Pa.; brother, Laurence Shaw of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial service Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna Ave., Elmira, N.Y.  The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate.  Memorials in Sandra’s name may be made to the Woman’s Fellowship of Roseville United Methodist Church, Womens Fellowship of the Gillett Baptist Church or Coryland Baptist Hill Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD E. (YOGI) SHAYLOR SR., 68 of Lairdsville die Friday, Sept. 22, 1995 in Divine Providence Hospital’s intensive care unit.  His wife of 28 years, the former Joan Marie Burkhart, preceded him in death.  He had worked for the former Modecraft in Muncy.  A Navy veteran of World War II he was a member of the Glenn Sharrow American Legion Post 35, Hughesville.  He was active in the Lairdsville community.  He was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan.  Born April 27, 1927 in Towanda, he was a son of Nelson and Mabel Jennings Shaylor.  Surviving are three sons, Richard E. Jr. of Montgomery, Donald K. of Muncy and James L. of Hughesville RR 2; four daughters, Jean L. Winder of Hughesville RR 1, Diane L. Andrews of Muncy, Shirley A. Johnson of Montoursville RR 2 and Janet L. Nichols of Hughesville RR 2; a sister, Jenny Edkins of Hughesville; 16 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and three step-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. James Winder officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Hughesville RR 1.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Graveside military rites will be observed by members of American Legion Post 35.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SHELMAN –MARGARET M. DOLLEY age 78 of Schoonover Drive, Corning, died Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Founders Pavilion in Corning.  She was born in Covington, PA on December 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Manley and Gladys (Kennedy) Shelman.  Margaret retired from Corning Glass Works in Big Flats as a B Inspector.  She was the wife of Benjamin J. Dolley whom she married on December 31, 1946, in Corning.  Margaret loved her family and watching them play in various sports. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and gardening.  She was an avid reader.  She is survived by her husband Benjamin, two daughters: Yvonne Dolley and Paula Jean (William Dush) Dolley, one son: William (Trudy) Dolley, four sisters: Grace Carl, Midget Patterson, Geraldine Johnson, and Hazel Paulo, four brothers: Max Shelman, Jack Shelman, Carl Shelman, and Merle Shelman, four grandchildren: David Dush, Jonathan Dush, Jacob Dush, and Trudi Dolley; one great grandson, Devon Buman, several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM with the Reverend David Hackett officiating.  Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery in Savona, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SHERMAN –DOROTHY M. SHRIMP, 76, Forks Township, Dushore RR 2 died at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Wednesday morning, April 8, 1992 following a lingering illness.  She was born in Forks Township, Sullivan County the daughter of the late Ira and Elizabeth Campbell Sherman and had resided in the county her entire lifetime.  She and her husband, the late Howard Shrimp had operated a school bus route in Sullivan County until he died in 1968.  After he died she went to work for the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.  She retired in 1986.  She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David (Rose) Edkin of Kent, N.Y., Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Richlin of Dushore and Mrs. Gene (Catherine Carner of New Albany RR; four sons, William and wife Caroline Shrimp of Hamilin, N.Y., Robert Shrimp of New Albany, Edward and wife Karen Shrimp of Troutman, N.C. and Howard W. Shrimp Jr. of Dushore; one brother, Elmer Sherman of Lee Center, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by one son, Gerald Shrimp in 1986.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore RR.  Friends may call at the McHenry Funeral Home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

SHIPP –MRS. DOROTHY GOODRICH age 87 of RR2, Box 79A, Towanda, Pa. died at the home of her granddaughter in Hollenback, Wilmot Twp., Pa. early Wednesday morning, June 25, 2003.  Born in Martinsburg, W.Va. on Sept. 30, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Daisy May Breeden Shipp.  She was married to the late Leroy Sullivan, who died at an early age.  Now widowed with two small children, she later married Oliver D. Goodrich of Towanda, Pa.  They just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.  Mrs. Goodrich was employed at Allied Bendix Corp. in South Montrose, Pa. for many years, working in the electronic assembly department.  Before that she was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Baltimore, MD working as a riveter in the airplane assembly department.  In her spare time, Mrs. Goodrich enjoyed sewing, playing the organ and shopping.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Tim (Shirley) Sullivan Knowles of Wyalusing, Pa. and Mrs. Wade (Joyce) Goodrich, Herrington of Vass, N.C. and two sons, Michael (Sandra) Goodrich of Williamsport, Pa. and Patrick Goodrich of Towanda, Pa., also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  A special granddaughter with whom she was living, when she died Pam Miller of Hollenback.  She spent the last year at her home with Michael and Sandra Goodrich, who loving took care of her.  She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy (Bud) Sullivan who lived in Towanda, Pa.  At the request of Mrs. Goodrich, there will be no services.  Mrs. Goodrich’s family will hold a private service at their convenience.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, those whishing may make memorial donations to the Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

REV. WILLIAM “BILL” SHOEMAKER, 77, died Feb. 2, 1990 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA.  Rev. Shoemaker was a son of Isaac and Susan Frey Shoemaker, Wheelerville.  He spent his adult life after college in Augusta and was the founder of two churches there, The Crestview Baptist Church and Meadowbrook Baptist Church.  Rev. Shoemaker retired as a Southern Baptist Minister and an English teacher in the Richmond County School System.  He graduated from Canton High School and worked for area farmers before going to college.  Survivors include, his wife, Florence; brother, Theodore Shoemaker, Canton and sister, Camilla Hope, Athens.  Burial was in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PAUL SHOOK, 80 of Wyalusing, died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Towanda Memorial Hospital after an illness.  Born on December 21, 1926, he was a son of the late Raymond and Lena Smith Shook.  He attended Camptown High School.  He was employed by Donald Dean & Sons in Montrose for 38 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and was a driver for the Wyalusing Ambulance Association.  Paul and his wife Connie just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on January 20, 2007.  Connie is a patient at Skilled Nursing in Towanda.  He is survived by, in addition to his wife Connie, by two daughters: Mrs. Dale (Cindy) Farr, of Laceyville, PA, Judy Higley, of Wyalusing, PA, by one son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Anita Shook, of R.R. 2, Towanda; by three grand children: Bridget (Joseph) Bowers of Ely, England, Jason Farr and his fiancée Kristin Truman of Tennessee, and Brady Farr of Laceyville; his brother and sister-in-law: Lee and Janet Shook of Birdsboro, Pa., and by three nieces, Sheila, Wanda, and Donna; and by one great-granddaughter, Meghan Bowers, of Ely, England.  He was predeceased by his parents, an infant daughter Nancy, his sister Mary Hitchcock, and by two nieces, Darlene and Linda.  A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at Skilled Nursing, in Towanda.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Janet Otis, Treasurer, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA in memory of Mr. Paul Shook.  Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/8/2007

SILVERSTRIM –MRS. JOAN MARIE SHAFFER, 54 of Forksville died Feb. 20, 1988 in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Born June 15, 1933 in Cherry Township, she was a daughter of Edward and Florence Fulmer Silverstrim.  Mrs. Shaffer was a member of Forksville United Methodist Church.  She graduated in 1950 from the former Cherry Township High School, Mildred.  Surviving are her husband, Donald K.; two sons, Daniel Lee, Forksville RD 1 and Gary E., Proctor; a daughter, Valerie Ann, Dushore; a brother, Robert Silverstrim, Dushore RD; six sisters, Dorothy Silverstrim and Mrs. Gloria Ann Bryan, both of Dushore RD, Mrs. Alice Chrzanowski, Apalachin, NY, Mrs. Rose Mary Fries in Louisiana and Mrs. Connie Lou Kisner, Mehoopany and four granddaughters.  The funeral services were held at the McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore on Feb. 23 with burial in the Forksville Cemetery.  The Rev. George Reynolds, her pastor officiated.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN SKVASIK age 85 of Sugar Run died on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  John was born in Freeland, Pa. on June 10, 1917 the son of the late Stephen and Susan Gasper Skvasik.  He married the former Marie Gauer of Elizabeth, N.J. in Osbornville, N.J. on June 2, 1940.  John worked as a welder in Bayonne Shipyards during World War II and after the war was a contract home builder in New Jersey until his retirement in 1968.  He and Marie moved to Standing Stone where they farmed until moving to Sugar Run in 1982.  Marie predeceased him on Aug. 3, 1999.  John was a member of the American Red Cross and also Meals on Wheels.  He was a Mason and was the former worthy patron for Azure Chapter 87 O.E.S. Cranford, N.J. and attended local meetings of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Tamara Skvasik of Wyalusing; two daughters, Elaine Marie Grover of Gillett and Andrea Loggins of Gillett; brothers, Joseph G. Skvasik of Freeland, Pa. and Albert Squasic of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Elizabeth Angeli and Delores Angeli of Medford, Ore.; special friends Diane Kruger of Sugar Run and Bill and Florence Brutzman of Laceyville and six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a grandson, Charles McKelvey on Oct. 10, 1985; his brothers, Andrew and Stephen; and sisters, Marie Trautner and Pauline Skvasik.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, his former pastor officiating.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Friday from noon until time of the service.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, Pa. or the Wyalu8sing Ambulance Association, PO Box 787, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SLIDER –CORA GERTRUDE GILLILAND BORCH, 90 a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy died peacefully June 7, 2004.  Born on August 17, 1913 in Stroudsburg, PA she was a daughter of the late Walter and Bessie (Mosteller) Slider.  Mrs. Borch was an avid writher and wrote various articles for the Troy Gazette, was a member of the Stroudsburg American Legion, the Troy V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Bradford County manor Senior Citizens Club where she served as president on the residents Advisory Council.  Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Robert Werkhieser, Florida and Carolyn and John Imbt, Troy; daughter-in-law, Patricia Gilliland, East Stroudsburg, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, George Gilliland, Granville Summit, Arthur Jr. and Delia Gilliland, Colorado; Walter and Doris Gilliland, Granville Township and David Gilliland, Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and the Rev. James Mott, Reading, PA; many grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and tow nephews.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Arthur Gilliland and John Borch; a son, Richard Gilliland and an infant daughter, Dorothy Gilliland; sisters, Irene and Grace and a daughter-in-law, JoAnnne Gilliland.  Abiding with her wishes, cremation has taken place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Activities Room at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Graveside services and interment of her ashes will be held on June 19th at 11 a.m. at the Prospect Cemetery, 501 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg, PA.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Activities Fund at the Bradford County Manor RR3, Box 322, Troy, PA in loving Memory of Cora G. Borch.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SMEDES –BERTHA SWARTZ, 90 of Canton died peacefully on Wednesday morning, Sept. 18, 2002 at the Bradford County manor, Burlington.  Bertha was born on March 14, 1912 in Montgomery, N.Y. a daughter of the late John and Jenny (VanDermark) Smedes.  She was married to Howard E. Swartz for 66 years.  Mr. Swartz predeceased her on June 30, 1999.  Bertha and Howard lived in Warwick, N.Y. for many years.  In 1964 the moved to Poland, N.Y. where they helped on their son, Hank’s farm until their retirement in 1973.  They then settled in the Alba/Windfall area to be near family and grandchildren and later lived at the McCallum Manor in Canton.  Mrs. Swartz was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Her favorite hobby was crocheting.  She was well-known for making beautiful rag rugs and afghans.  Bertha also enjoyed quilting.  She was a caring and supportive wife and mother and Bertha’s main interests in life were caring for her family and home.  Mrs. Swartz is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Aurelius John and Elizabeth Swartz of Canton and James Paul and Judy Swartz of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jane and Kenneth Laubenthal of Utica, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Swartz of Clark Summit, Pa., 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Ford of Oklahoma, William Ford of Kent, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her beloved husband, Howard, Mrs. Swartz was predeceased by a son; Howard Henry “Hank” Swartz; a great-grandson, John Sullivan; three sisters, Jane Hill, Eva Bennett and Ann Methcalf and a brother, George A. Smedes.  The family invites friends to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Burial will be held in the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers her family suggests that memorials in Bertha’s name be directed to the American Cancer Society at 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH –MRS. DOROTHY C. MORGAN, 84, a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, formerly of Canton died Tuesday, March 25 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Morgan was born Sept. 2, 1901 at Shunk a daughter of Claude and Maude Kilmer Smith.  She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. William (Myrtle) Lee of Fort Royal, Virginia, Mrs. Evert (Alfreda) Letts of Canton RD 3, Mrs. Archie (Lois) Norton of Forksville RD 1, Mrs. Russell (Ethlyn) Machmer of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Carl (Audrey) Bedford of Mehoopany; four sons, Roland of Canton RD 1; Donald of Horseheads, N.Y.; Claude of Canton RD 2 and Darwin of Ithaca, N.Y.; 39 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Roscoe Smith of Sayre; son-in-law, Gerald Avery of Grover, Elwyn Stotler of Waynesboro, Pa. and John Atkinson of Cumberland, Md.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk of Forksville, Mrs. Bertha Morgan of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Morgan of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Laurel Morgan also of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Morgan on March 24, 1977 and by three children, Desmond H. Morgan, March 24, 1970, Lenora Mae Avery, Dec. 13, 1975 and Lucille G. Atkinson, March 12, 1985.  The funeral and committal services will be held Thursday, March 27 at 11` a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 40 North Center St., Canton with the Rev. Richard M. Barner, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the West Hill Cemetery, Shunk.  Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Association in Dorothy Morgan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH –MRS. HELEN SMITH KANEHISA died Monday, Feb. 20, 1978 at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii at 3:00 p.m. following a lengthy illness.  A 1933 graduate of Canton High Scholl.  Mrs. Kanehisa had resided in Honolulu for the past 30 years.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Kanehisa of Honolulu; her mother, Mrs. William Tarbox of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Clark of Sylvania; a brother, Freeman Robert Smith of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 24 from the Waialae Baptist Church with her pastors, Rev. William Smith, Pastor Benjamin Pegues and Pastor Al Chong officiating.  Burial was in Miliani Cemetery where graveside services were conducted.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SMITH –MILDRED S. OSGOOD age 84 of Gaines, PA died April 8, 2003 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  She was born April 16, 1918 in Punxsutawney, PA, the daughter of Ora and Gertrude Carpenter Smith.  Mildred was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, and Its Ladies Aid & Friend X.  She was a former member and Past Worthy Matron of Galeton Lodge 53 OES. Mildred is survived by a son, Michael Smith of Galeton, PA; a daughter, Gayle Yonkin of Edinboro, PA; a step-daughter, Marjorie Jacobs of Coudersport, PA; six granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice Smith in 1945; her second husband, Clayton Osgood in 1993; and twin daughters in 1939.  Friends are invited to call at the Lloyd Brown Funeral Home, 45 Germania St., Galeton, PA Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.  Funeral services will follow there Saturday at noon with Rev. Karl Runser officiating.  Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA.  Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mildred's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA or the Gale Hose Ambulance Assoc., West St., Galeton, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SNAY –MARGIE M. TUBBS, 81 of Ulysses, PA died Friday, December 27, 2002 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born May 9, 1921, in Pike Township, PA, she was the daughter of Andrew and Clara Belle Stiles Snay.  On July 12, 1958, in Andover, NY, she married Sidney Tubbs, who predeceased her in 1986.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Surviving are: three sons, Lewis Smith of Coudersport, Duane Smith of Sabinsville, PA, and Basil E. Tubbs of Ulysses; a daughter, Brenda Schweigart of Mills, PA; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; three sisters, Mayme Stevens of Painted Post, NY, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA and Melva Tubbs of Ulysses and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three sisters, Mildred Hanes, Maude Terwilliger, Mayjol Monroe.  Friends may call Sunday, December 29th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM.  The Rev. John Prouty will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. –Elmira Star Gazette

SNELL –DOROTHY – MRS. JAMES HOWELL of Stanhope, N.J., formerly of Canton died on February 1, 1967 in the Dover Hospital.  She resided in Canton for several years in the Goff apartment.  She had been in failing health for some time and been hospitalized with a heart condition.  She is survived by her husband James of Stanhope, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Whipple, Wharton, N.J.; step-daughter, Martha Swatko, Pikesville, Md.; brother, Lorimer Snell of Luzerne; three grandchildren; several cousins in this area; Lawrence Goff, George Goff, Lewis Goff, Mrs. Albert Allen, Mrs. Martin Mott, Miss Francis Laninger and Mrs. Preston Raub.

JAMES DOUGLAS SNELL, 75, Hillsgrove RR 1 died August 10, 1994 at home after a long battle with cancer.  Born April 13, 1919 in Hoppestown, he was a son of Merton R. and Anastasia Morris Snell.  Mr. Snell was a life member and one of the founders of the Hillsgrove Fire Company and the Hillsgrove TV Association, a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Overton, an avid hunter, and former guide for bear hunts in the Hillsgrove area and Lycoming County.  He and his brother, Bernard R. Snell operated a family dairy farm in the Hillsgrove area from 1943 until retirement in 1979.  His brother died in January.  Surviving are two sons, Michael of Hillsgrove and David of Clarion; six daughters, Kathleen Vandine of Nordmont, Patricia Pepper of Granville Summit, Carol MacElhaney of Hillsgrove, Rebecca Bagley of Shunk, Elizabeth Baker of New Kensington and Capt. Darlene McCurdy, stationed at Enterprise Alabama, with the National Guard; two sisters, Eileeen Stroble of sterling, AK and Elfreda McCarty of Hillsgrove; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A son, James Douglas Snell died in 1952.  The funeral was held Aug. 13 in the St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Joseph Conboy, former priest officiating.  Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

SNELL –LOIS BETTY MILLER, 68 of Hillsgrove, Pa. died on Saturday June 27, 1998 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  Mrs. Miller was born in Munch, Pa. a daughter of the late Herman and Florence Kanally Snell on April 21, 1930.  Betty was a homemaker all of her life and a devoted spouse, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women.  Surviving are her husband, John E. Miller at home; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Mary Ann Miller, Montoursville, Pa.; grandchildren, Jason Miller, Holly Miller.  She was predeceased by a son, Chris L. Miller in 1980.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Hart, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Warrensville, Pa.  Friends may call on Sunday June 28, 1998 at the P. Dean Home Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

SNYDER –MRS. BESSIE E. TURNER, 87 of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton died Sunday, March 17, 1984 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Audrey) Thomas, Troy RD following a lingering illness.  Mrs. Turner was born April 11, 1897 in Sonestown (Sullivan County), a daughter of John and Sarah Richart Snyder.  Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband, Leslie O. Turner on June 30, 1958.  Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Marian) Murphy of Wallace Run and Ms. Sarah Pidcoe of S. Williamsport; four sons, Calvin L. of Pine Hill, Fla., Herbert J. of Winter Park, Fla., H. Phillip of Horseheads, N.Y. and Leslie Jr. of Troy; 46 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Burton Snyder of Avis, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Cemetery in Montoursville RD.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to either the Canton Community Nursing Service or the Troy Ladies Legion Auxiliary.  –Canton Independent

SNYDER –DOROTHY GRAY WHIPPLE, 96 formerly of Hughesville died April 19, 2004 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born April 8, 1908 in Pennsdale she was a daughter of Jacob and Edith Westbrook Snyder.  Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Price of Madison, GA; five grandchildren, Karlynn Wighaman of Georgetown, Texas, Nancy Sandman of Loganville, Ga., Malinda Holcomb of White Plains, Ga., Raine Norian of Annandale, N.J. and Storm Feigles of Baltimore, Md. and 10 great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Glen Chester Gray and two daughters, Lois Bennett and Ruth Feigles preceded Dorothy in death.  A memorial service for Dorothy will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Thomas, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Christopher Coakley pastor of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SNYDER –M. EDNA SNYDER HECKMAN died suddenly at her home in Morrow, GA June 18, 2001.  She would have celebrated her 80th birthday on July 9.  Born in Canton she was the daughter of the late Talbert and Marion Snyder.  She attended the Red Brick grade school and Canton High School, graduating in 1939.  After working a year for C. Arthur Bullock, she attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College, graduating in 1944.  She taught business classes in Towanda High School where she met her future husband, Harry J. Heckman.  They raised two children, Sylvia and Lee.  After many moves they ended up in Atlanta, GA where she worked for the National Egg Producers.  After her husband’s death she spent her retirement years in Morrow, GA.  Surviving are a son, Lee Heckman of Morrow, GA; a daughter, Sylvia Henderson; granddaughter Barbara Henderson and grandson Benn Henderson, all of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Edward Snyder and a sister, Eleanor and George Harkness, all of Canton.  A memorial service was held in Morrow, June 25.  A local service is planned for later in the summer with Mrs. Heckman’s ashes to be scattered near Lake Nephawin where she grew up.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SARA ROSE SPEARY, 11 Williamsport died February 11, 2006 in Geisinger Medical center.  Born December 21, 1994 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of Richard and Joylene Kilmer Speary.  Sara was a member of the Community Baptist Church and the Annunciation Catholic Church.  She loved music, especially the country radio stations and reading books, especially the author Romano.  Surviving are her parents Richard and Joylene Speary; special friend, Helga Sanso, her dog, “Jazman”; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.  A Life Celebration was held at the Maneval funeral home, Williamsport February 16 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lynn Wheeler officiating.  Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SPENCER –EVELYN SPENCER OWENS, 72 of Canton RD 2 died Feb. 6, 1990 at home.  Mrs. Owens was born in Ogdensburg, Pa. a daughter of Harry and Clara Bunn Spencer.  She was a graduate of Elmira College and taught at Canton High School for many years.  Mrs. Owens is survived by her husband, Burton and a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Diraddo of Naples, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Patricia Owens of Vernon, Conn. and three grandchildren.  Memorial may be directed in memory of Mrs. Owens to the Canton Ambulance Association, the Canton Green Free Library or the Salvation Army.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER –MRS. MINNIE A. MORGAN, 72 of Holland, Ohio died Nov. 22, 1983.  A native of Grover she was born Sept. 18, 1911.  Surviving are a son, Floyd D. Morgan and a daughter, Velma L. Alder; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio and Benjamin Spencer of Waverly, NY; two sisters, Edith Davenport of Hawthorne, FL and Ida Palmer of Alba also several nieces and nephews.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SQUIER –CHERYL ANN CRAYTON age 50 of RR3, Box 3374B, Nicholson, Pa. died at the Hospice Preferred Choice of the Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville, Pa. on Thursday evening April 24, 2003.  Born in Newton, N.J. on Nov. 25, 1952 she was the daughter of Glenn and Betty Carter Squier of Retta, Pa.  Cheryl was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, class of 1970.  After high school she served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and in the early 1970’s serving stateside.  For many years she was employed by Penske Truck Rentals in Scranton, Pa. as a service, sale and rental representative.  In her spare time, Cheryl enjoyed reading and gardening.  Besides her parents she is survived by three sons; Matthew Timm and Daniel Timm both of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Jason Crayton of Lancaster, Pa. a brother and his wife, Robin and Lisa Smith of Factoryville, Pa. and two sisters, Mrs. Norm (Chris) Salsman and Mrs. Susan Sane both of Laceyville, Pa., also three granddaughters and two nephews and one niece.  Funeral and committal service will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating.  Interment will be in Jersey Hill Cemetery, Meshoppen, Pa.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Cheryl’s name to the American Canter Society, P.O. Box 4, Montrose, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

STABLER –M. LOUISE MESSNER, 81 of 1520 E. Third St. died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at home.  She and her husband Fred A. Messner would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 18.  Born March 5, 1922 in Williamsport she was the daughter of Wallace and Dora Guinter Stabler.  Louise was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School.  She was a member of Faxon-Kenmer United Methodist Church and the Susquehanna Region of the Antique Car Club.  She enjoyed cooking and going for a ride in the mountains.  Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Richard Messner of Duncannon, James Messner of Cogan Station, Robert Messner of Reading and Donald Messner of Montoursville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kaufman Funeral Home, 2101 Northway Road with the Rev. Ronald O. Doan, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. till the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her name to Faxon-Kenmer United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CARL W. STANTON age 72 of 504 Harper St., Elmira, NY.  He was born May 11, 1932 in Elmira to the late Donald and Lila (Sickles) Stanton and died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at home after a lengthy illness.  Carl is survived by his wife and best friend, Sheila Stanton; and brother, Robert Stanton of San Antonio, TX.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Roberta Moss of Bath, NY; longtime family friend, Karlton Gilbert and family; brother-in-law, Leslie Moss and family; sister-in-law, Roxanne and Brad Feeley and family, all of Bath, NY; brother-in-law, Ben and Teresa Moss and family of Hammonsport, NY; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Carl graduated from the Wellsburg Union High's last senior class in 1950 before the school was closed.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed working in his flowers and yard.  Carl was the manager of the warehouse at LeValley McLoud, Inc. from 1974 till 1989 when the company closed.  He was then employed with I.D. Booth, Inc. until his illness forced him to leave in September 2003.  Carl was well known among plumbers and contractors alike and will be greatly missed.  Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, October 5th, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Ellie Haber will officiate. Interment will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona at the convenience of the family.  Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may remember Carl through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care. –Elmira Star Gazette

KEITH STARKWEATHER age 68 of Mansfield, PA died Thursday, December 26, 2002 at home.  He was the husband of Mabel Ann (Herrington) Starkweather.  Keith and Mabel observed their 47th anniversary on April 10th.  He was born on May 13, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Alvin and Irene (Fish) Starkweather. Keith retired from J.P. Ward Manufacturing after 11 years of employment.  Prior to his employment with Ward's he was a plumber having been employed by Bell Plumbing for 10 years and Roger Andrews Well Drilling for 14 years.  He was a member of Covington Baptist Church and a US Marine Corps veteran having served in the Korean War.  Keith is survived by his wife; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald E. and Heather Starkweather of S.C., Joseph A. and Nancy Starkweather of Ladson, S.C., Keith and Carolyn Starkweather Jr. of Columbus, Mississippi, Paul E. and Joann Starkweather of Iron River, Michigan, 11 grandchildren, a half brother, Charlie (Patricia) Starkweather of Wellsboro, PA and a sister, Virginia (Art) Williammee of Wellsboro, PA; a son, Steven A. Starkweather in 1972 and a brother, Duane Starkweather, his parents and a stepmother Lucreatia Starkweather preceded him in death.  Friends are invited to call on Monday, December 30, 2003 from 1 to 3 PM at the Covington Baptist Church, Main St., Covington, PA.  Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 3PM at the church with his pastor the Rev. Ted Rood and Rev. Chuck Park officiating.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Keith Starkweather to Covington Baptist Church, PO Box 243 Covington, PA.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

STEAFATHER –MARCELLA J. SCHAAD born Oct. 26, 1927 died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 in Mildred.  She was born in Lopez the daughter of the late Floyd and Della Steafather.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel F. and Linda Schaad of Mildred; daughter, Susan S. Soden of Columbia, Pa.; one granddaughter, Danielle Ann Schaad and four grandsons, Corey D. Schaad, Kyle C. Schaad, Vincent R. Soden and Justin D. Soden.  She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin J. Schaad.  She graduated from the Dushore High School in 1946.  She was a member of St. Francis of Assissi Church, Mildred.  She was also a member of both the VFW and American Legion McDermott Post 452 Ladies Auxiliary.  Friends and family may call at the McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The Ladies Auxiliary from the VFW and American Legion will pass in review at 7 p.m.  The Christian Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church, Mildred with the Rev. Michael Harris officiating.  Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

STOCKTON –LINDA ANN BOYLES age 32 of Elkland Township, Forksville RR 1 died Oct. 7, 2000 from injuries as the result of an accident.  She was born Sept. 3, 1968 in Cape May, N.J. a daughter of Richard and Frances Borrell Stockton.  On Sept. 9, 1994 she became the wife of Ralph Boyles.  Linda and Ralph had celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.  She was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.  She especially enjoyed time spent in the out of doors in Sullivan County.  She also found great enjoyment in gardening.  She left surviving; husband, Ralph Boyles at home; father, Richard Stockton; daughter, Nicole; stepdaughter, Bonnigene; sister, Helen and brothers, Herbert, Daniel, Edward, Michael and Dick.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Hart, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillsgrove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Citizens and Northern Bank, c/o Education Fund for Nicole Ann Boyles, P.O. Box 339, Dushore, Pa.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES R. STONE – The funeral will be Monday for Charles R. Stone, 76 of 190 Summit Hollow Road, Avis who died Friday April 24, 1998 in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  He was co-owner of the former Avis Meat Market and worked as a meat cutter for the former A&P Supermarket and Thompson Meat Market in Jersey Shore.  He was a member of the meat cutters union.  His first wife, the former Ruth Marshall died in 1994.  His second wife, the former Lura M. Quick, died in 1986.  An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Bronze Star among other decorations.  He was a member of Post 284, American Legion, Avis and Post 5859, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jersey Shore.  He was a member of Jersey Shore Moose Lodge 214.  He enjoyed fishing, dancing and playing pool.  He was a 1939 graduate of Jersey Shore High School.  He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Jersey Shore.  Born Sept. 30, 1921 in Jersey Shore, he was a son of Frank and Mary F. Romano Stone.  Surviving are four daughters, Barbara J. Yeager of Milton, Mary F. Lahti of San Francisco, Calif., Linda M. Chappell of Freeport, Texas and Cindy Quick Brugard of Wellsboro; five sons, Charles R. II and Vincent M. Stone, both of Chambersburg, Carl D. Stone of Millilani, Hawaii, James F. Stone of Clementon, N.J. and Rickey W. Quick of Avis; a brother, Vincent of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the church, 118 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic officiating.  Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1102 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SHASHONA KAY STOWELL, newborn daughter of Kenneth L. Stowell Jr. and Jennifer L. Frederick of Canton died Tuesday, August 24, 1999.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Kerstin Stowell at home; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Agnes Stowell of Troy, PA; maternal grandfather, William Frederick of Canton, PA; aunts and uncles, Darlene and Tim Ayers, Angie Stowell, Peggy Stowell and Billie Jo Frederick all of Canton and Becky and Roger Riddle of Troy.  She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Max Stowell in 1998 and by her maternal grandmother, Debra Frederick in June, 1999.  Services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley, pastor of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church officiating and interment to be in Pennsdale Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ELMER LEE STRANGER - Beloved Father age 80, of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira.  He was born July 21, 1924 in Athens, PA, the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Northrup) Stranger.  Elmer is survived by his children, Donna (Gerald) Morgan of Gillett, PA, Robert (Kathy) Stranger of Lowman, NY, Sharron (Laverne) Schmidt of Gotham, WI, Susan (Merrill) Aumick of Chemung, NY, David (Rhonda) Stranger of Anchorage, AK, James Stranger of Rochester, NY; step son-in-law, Harold Travis of Horseheads, NY.  He is also survived by his second wife, Violette Stranger; sister, Edna Hankinson; grandchildren, Michael and Patrick Morgan, Machelle Miller, Dennis Heitauer, Shawn Flynn, Charles Bingham, Robert Aumick, Robert and Daniel Stranger, Teresa Poff; many wonderful great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Phyllis M. Stranger; brothers, James, George, Robert, John, Clarence and Donald; sisters, Ethel and Mary; daughter-in-law, Gabriel Stranger; granddaughter, Christina Bingham; and step-daughter, Karen Travis.  Elmer graduated from Southside High School and lived most of his life in Lowman, NY.  He worked as a foreman at American LaFrance and retired from the Maintenance Department of St. Joseph's Hospital.  He proudly served his country during World War II for almost four years, in the Army Air Corps with the paratroopers and military police in North Africa, Italy, France and Dachau, Germany.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 8:00 p.m. Reverend Don Hoff will officiate.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Lowman United Methodist Church, Old Rt. 17, Lowman, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

STROUD –ELAINE M. BERKHEIMER, 37 of 2549 Turbot Ave., Dewart died suddenly Thursday August 26, 2004 after taking ill while vacationing in Canada.  Born July 12, 1967 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Jonathan D. “Jack” and Janet M. (Lehman) Stroud, Sr.  She and her husband of five years, Kenneth A. Berkheimer were married September 4, 1998.  A graduate of Williamsport High School, she completed training courses and became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician.  She worked for seven years as a phlebotomist with Muncy Valley Hospital.  For the past three years she was employed as an emergency room technician at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.  She was a past member of the Willing Hand Hose Co., Montoursville and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #866, Muncy Valley.  She greatly enjoyed helping people which she was able to do every day at her job.  In addition to her husband, Ken and her parents of Williamsport, she is survived by a brother, Jonathan D. Stroud, Jr. of Williamsport; two sisters, Peggy S. Fowler of South Williamsport and Becky J. Vail of Jersey Shore; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 2 at Wallis-Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.  Officiating will be the Rev. Michael R. Gardy, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Muncy with burial in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, 5405 Jonestown Road, Suite 110, Harrisburg, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

TERRY STRUBLE, 44 of Litchfield, Pa. died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born on March 21, 1959 in Waverly, N.Y. a son of Leon A. and Cora (Rinker) Struble, Jr.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1977.  On Aug. 15, 1992 at the Windham Summit Bible Church he married Martha Ball.  Together they owned and operated the third generation family dairy farm in Litchfield.  Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a former member of the Litchfield Fire Company.  He is survived by his loving and devoted family; his wife, Martha (Ball) Struble; his precious daughters; Amber and Amanda Struble all at home; his parents, Leon A. and Cora Struble; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Daniel Seck all of Litchfield; his grandmother, Hetty Rinker of Windham; aunts and uncles; Earle and Rosemary Rinker of Endwell, Cheryl and Michael Meyer of Medfield, Mass.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Emory and Judith Ball of Nichols; brothers-in-law, Robert and Benjamin Ball of Nichols, Timothy and his wife Alexis Ball of Apalachin, NY; his sisters-in-law, Lois Ball, Rebecca Ball and Mary Ball; his grandmother-in-law, Evelyn Huddle of Windham, nieces and nephews, Danny and his wife, Wendy Seck, Lisa Seck, Chantillie and Tyler Ball.  Terry was predeceased by his grandparents, Leland Rinker, Leon and Ethel Struble, Sr.  Funeral services and a celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Donald J. Matson officiating.  Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and sharing memories on Friday evening, Aug. 8, 2003 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Terry may be directed to the Community Bank, PO Box 39, Nichols, NY for the purpose of establishing a trust fund for his children.  =Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD E. SWARTZ, 88 OF Canton died June 30, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Sept. 28, 1910 in Warwick, NY he was a son of the late Aurelius J. and Cora A. Robinson Swartz.  As a youngster he grew up in Warwick and accepted his first job with his brother driving bus.  On June 10, 1933 he married the former Bertha Smedes in New Paltz, NY.  Shortly following marriage, Mr. Swartz founded the Swartz Oil Company located in Warwick until 1935 when he sold the company due to the difficult times of the Great Depression.  During WWII he was employed by a defense plant in Connecticut until 1944 when he moved back to Warwick to work for the Railway Express.  In 1964 Mr. and Mrs. Swartz moved to Poland, NY where he assisted in the operation of his son’s farm until his retirement in 1973.  It was then Mr. and Mrs. Swartz settled in the Canton area where they have made their home for the past 25 years.  Mr. Swartz was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  In his youth he was a member of the boy scouts and in the 1950’s he served as a lookout for the Ground Observer Corps.  He enjoyed model railroads and all different types of railroad memorabilia.  Surviving are: his wife of 66 years, Bertha Swartz at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Aurelius John and Elizabeth Swartz, Canton, RR2 and James Paul and Judy Swartz of Tallahassee, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jane and Kenneth Laubenthal, Utica, NY; daughter-in-law, Joan Swartz, Clarks Summit; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Dorsey Edsall, Sussex, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Henry “Hank” Swartz in 1983; sister, Jennie Coughlin in 1985 and brother, Paul R. Swartz in 1972.  The funeral was held July 3 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Kay Schwab officiating.  Interment was in the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Western Alliance EMS, 17 S. Washington St., Canton, PA in Mr. Swartz’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SWEET –HELEN S. COWLES MCELWAIN age 82 of Pritchard Avenue in Corning, died Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Corning Hospital after an extended illness.  Helen was born in Niles Valley, PA, on October 12, 1921, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel K. (Wedge) Sweet.  She was a graduate of Niles Valley and Wellsboro Schools and the Elmira Business Institute.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Cowles and Kenneth McElwain.  Helen had a love of music, and taught piano and violin in her home for many years, and had inspired several area young people to play the piano and violin.  She was a member of the Corning Philharmonic Orchestra, First Baptist Church of Painted Post where she had been in the choir, The Forbidden Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Pit Orchestra for the Corning Workshop Players, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Wellsboro Symphony Orchestra, Wellsboro Violin Choir, and held various offices in those organizations as well as church committees.  Helen was honored for her more than 50 years of service in the Philharmonic Orchestra. She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Rees.  Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her two daughters, Claudia (Michael) Tammaro and Rebecca Olivet; five stepchildren and their families; grandchildren, Julie and James Schoonover, Melanie and Todd Hiestand, Nicole and Adrienne Olivet, Dwayne and Jean Harshberger; great-grandchildren, Joseph Schoonover, Cole Hiestand, and Olivia Harshberger; eight nieces and nephews; extended family, Richard and Marcia Cowles, and Frank and Marilyn Overstrom.  Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 3, 2004 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Painted Post, 130 W. Water Street and on Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.  Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to the First Baptist Church of Painted Post Choir, the American Cancer Society, Afterloss Group, the Painted Post Depot Museum, or the Orchestra of the Southern Fingerlakes. –Elmira Star Gazette

FREDERICK R. SWINGLE SR. age 62 of Laceyville formerly of Montrose, Pa. died on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose.  He was born in Sugar Run, son of the late William H. and Lenna (Justin) Swingle.  He was married to Betty J. Baker on June 8, 1991 who survives.  He worked as a grader operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, hunting and woodworking.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Alan Fairchild of Endicott, N.Y., Carol and Terry Hunsinger of Laceyville, Delores and Charles Hunsinger of Laceyville and Barbara and Dan Johnson of Montrose; three sons and a daughter-in-law; Richard S. Swingle of Springville, Frederick R. Swingle of Friendsville, Robert J. and Jill Swingle of Montrose; three stepdaughters; Cynthia Spencer of Meshoppen, Dawn Parkhurst of Stevensville and Kelly Spencer of Laceyville; three stepsons, Richard Spencer II of Stevensville, Duane Spencer of Laceyville and Jerry Spencer of Binghamton, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Emma Swackhammer of Waverly, N.Y., Betty and Robert McClintic of Franklindale and Marjorie Nichols of Athens; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Sally Swingle of Sayre, Donald and Rayetta Swingle of McClure, Pa. and William Swingle Jr. of Endicott, N.Y.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Donna Swingle in 1989 and a stepson, Brian Spencer.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000 at the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. with the Rev. Charles S. Bishop of Elk Lake Community Church officiating.  Interment in the Montrose Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Montrose Minute Men, P.O. Box 32, Montrose, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN TABER JR., 71, Granville Township died quietly February 26, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born May 21, 1926 in Philadelphia, he was the son of John (Ivan) Taber and Katrina immigrants from Russia.  His mother, being a member of the aristocracy was subjected to life-threatening persecution at the hands of the Bolsheviks so they set sail for the United States and settled into the Russian speaking neighborhood of Northern Liberties, where Mr. Taber was born.  The Tabers eventually moved to Ottsville, Bucks County where John helped operate the family dairy farm.  He served his country during the Second World War by enlisting in the Army Air Corps and after the war he enlisted in the newly formed United States Air Force.  Unfortunately during his military career he suffered from a debilitating physical ailment which would eventually render him disabled.  Mr. Taber returned home to the family farm and continued working for as long as his health would permit.  In 1958 he married Genevieve May Gulick and in 1969 they moved to Granville.  He was a quiet, unassuming man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He loved his quiet country life and was very proud of his Russian ancestry.  Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Genevieve at home; son, Ivan (Patricia) Taber, Canton; daughters, Lisa (Dave) Winebarger, Ulster, Catherine (Randy) Murrell, Florida, Diane Taber at home, Linda (Jay) Parks, West Burlington; stepson, Ronald Mulhollen, New Albany; stepdaughter, Laura Coughlin, Colorado; brothers, Robert Taber, Arizona and George Taber, Ottsville, PA; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Clemons in 1995.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOSEPH G. TABOR, 78, Dushore RD 1 (Cherry Township) died Friday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Dec. 6, 1906 in Mildred he was the son of the late George and Catherine Horlick Tabor.  He worked for over twenty years as a miner for the Connell Antracite, the Bernice Coal Co. and the White Ash Coal Co.  He also worked for Foremost Dairy for over 18 years until his retirement.  He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mildred and McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred.  He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Novosel at home; two sons; John of Russellville, Kentucky and Patrick of Dushore; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Pinchak of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Anna Kuhl of Wilkes-Barre and 11 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:15 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi, Mildred with the Rev. Paul M. Bair officiating.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday 2-4, 7-9.  Rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Graveside military services will be conducted by members of Post 452 American Legion.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Both parents born in Austria/Poland)

JOSEPH GIRARD TAFFE, 43, Spring Lake, NC died August 12, 2004.  Born on March 28, 1961 he was the son of Thomas G. and Shirley Setzer Taffe, Dushore, PA.  He grew up in Dushore and was very active in sports.  He was an archer, wrestler and boxer during his school years.  Mr. Taffe graduated from Sullivan County High School member of the class of 1979.  He married the former Debra Quail, Shun February 14, 1984.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Staff Sergeant with a cannon crew in the infantry during Desert Storm.  He was discharged at Ft. Bragg, NC after eight years of dedicated service to his country.  Mr. and Mrs. Taffe settled in Spring Lake, NC where they owned and operated a bottled water business.  Surviving in addition to his spouse and parents are sons, Dylan G. and Elliot C.; daughter, Kimberly Jo and fiancé, Justin Crawford, Spring Lake; brothers, John Taffe, Dushore and Michael Taffe, Towanda; mother-in-law, Arlene Quail, Shunk; brothers-in-law and spouses, Jerry and Debbie Quail, Canton and Scott Quail, Forksville; five sisters-in-law and spouses, Carol and Tom Sager, Sayre, Kathy Quail, Overton, Cheryl and Jim Bahr, Dushore, Susie and Floyd Masteller and Julie and Curt Leljedal both of Estella; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Diane M. Taffe, January 29, 1979; a brother-in-law, Michael Quail, Overton, 1986.  Funeral services were held August 21 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Burt S. Kozen presiding.  Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, PA.  The family requests memorials be directed to the Sullivan Co. Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1948 3rd St., Williamsport, PA or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 650 West 168th St., New York, NY.  Graveside military services were accorded by members of the Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RALPH S. TALLEY II, 77 of Canton RR 2 formerly of West Chester, Pa. died Thursday evening, March 28, 1996 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born Jan. 20, 1919 in Wilmington, Del. He was a son of the late Ralph S. and Virginia Whistler Talley.  On July 11, 1942 he married the former Anna L. Turner in Malvern, Pa.  In earlier years, Mr. Talley was employed by several businesses in Chester County, Pa. including; Beloit Industry, Matlock Oil, Radley Run and Whitford Country Clubs.  He later retired in 1984 from driving school bus for Wayne Scott in Canton.  Ralph enjoyed gardening, dancing and fishing.  Surviving are; his wife of 53 years, Anna Talley at home; three children and their spouses, Ruth and Bob Palmer of Canton, Myra and Kevin Malley of Granville Summit and Carol and Jerome Januzzi of Thorndale, Pa.; four grandchildren, Robert (Sam) Palmer, Ron Palmer, Kim Brown, Bobbie Jean Palmer all of Canton; a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Brown of Canton; a sister, Myra Smith of Maryland and a cousin, Albert Greenleaf of West Chester.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph S. Talley III in 1988 and a sister, Dorothy Elliot in 1989.  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 38, Canton, Pa. or to the Canton Volunteer Fire Department, Innes Hose Company, P.O. Box 72, Canton, Pa. in Mr. Talley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DAVISON TELFER TAYLOR, 20 of Lewisburg, died April 26, 1992 in East Buffalo Township, Union County.  Born March 1, 1972 in Lewisburg, he was the son of James H. Taylor Jr., Lewisburg RD 1 and Margaret E. Franzenburg, Endicott, NY.  He was a 1990 graduate of Lewisburg High School and was attending Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lewisburg.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a former member of the Boy Scouts of America.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Linda L. Lewisburg RD 1; stepfather, Kurt Franzenburg, Endicott; a sister, Deborah A. Taylor Nielson, Cortland, NY; brother, James H. III and two sisters, Margaret E. Taylor and Janeille Franzenburg, all of Endicott; two stepbrothers, three stepsisters; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Telfer, Binghamton, NY.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Taylor.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Rev. William J. Nessel.  Burial was at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

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