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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA




Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Seventy Three
In order by surname at birth

This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

RYAN DANA ATHERTON-ELY, 23 died July 1, 2003 in Landenberg, PA at the home of his father after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.  Born on November 9, 1980 in Sayre, he was the son of Georgia “Peachie” Edwards and Edward “Dan” Atherton-Ely.  He graduated from Canton High School in 2000 and the Automotive Training Center of Exton, PA in March of 2002.  He was employed at Exton Tire, Exton, PA for over two years and then at Tom Oates Chevrolet of Chester Springs, PA until the time of his illness.  Ryan spent much of the last few years of his life at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he touched the lives of many, many people.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He and his family vacationed many years with the Chase family at the Banner House in Chateaugay, NY.  He loved cars, going to the races, playing bingo and spending time with his family and many friends.  Ryan was known for his good-heartedness.  Even during his illness he would do anything to help someone in need.  He wanted everyone to remember to never take one single thing in life for granted no matter how simple it may seem.  This includes walking, feeling the sun on your face and being able to get out of bed each morning.   He had a wonderful sense of humor and an unforgettable smile.  Everyone who knew him was blessed to have been a part of his life.  Surviving are his parents; Georgia “Peachie” and Larry Bassett, Granville Summit and Edward “Dan” and Theresa Atherton-Ely, Landenberg, PA; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Martin, Niceville, FL; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bober, Albany, NY; step-grandmother, Marieta Bassett, Canton; two sisters and their husbands, Jodi and Chris Kelly, Harrisburg and Tara and Robert Vybiral, Pittsburg; brother and his wife, David and Niki Atherton-Ely, Canton; one step-sister and her husband, Rachelle and Jeff Stout, Wilmington, DE; two step-brothers and their wives; Todd and Corrie Bassett, Canton and David and Patty Bassett, Pine City, NY; aunts and uncles, Dale Atherton-Ely, Saratoga Springs, NY, Barry and Barbara Noll, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Norman and Sharon Alexander, Canton, Steve and Sheila Fitch, Canton and Shelley Holmes, Canton; nieces and nephews, Shawn and Lindsay Edwards, Adelyn and Derek Atherton-Ely, Clayton and Ryan Vybiral; step-nieces and nephews, Cody and Christie Bassett, Nathan and Tifani Bassett and Grace Stout; numerous cousins and many, many friends.  Ryan is predeceased by his loving grandparents, George and Gwendolyn “Jane” Edwards, Canton and Herman Atherton-Ely, Marsh Hill; uncle “Gerry” Atherton-Ely, Glen Falls, NY who died in March of 2004.  A memorial service to honor his life will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton with the Reverend David B. Morris officiating with a luncheon to follow at the Canton Moose Club.  Visitation will be at 10:00 to 11 a.m. before the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, Ryan’s wishes were for all contributions to be made to the Giving Tree (Toys for Tots) in his memory, RR #2, Canton, PA in care of Shelly Route.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Cremated)

BACORN –CHARLOTTE MARIE SHERMAN age 70 of Dushore (formerly of Overton), Pa. died Friday evening, May 5, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born Jan. 7, 1930 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa. a daughter of the late Floyd and Julia Chapman Bacorn.  She has been a lifetime resident of the Bradford-Sullivan County area.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton.  Prior to her retirement in 1990, she was employed by Rynveld Manufacturing, giving 41 years of service.  In 1996 she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Walter Sherman.  Mrs. Sherman was a volunteer at Sullivan Terrace in Dushore.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers and word-find puzzles and especial time spent with her family and friends.  She left surviving her a daughter, Beverly Morningstar of New Albany, Pa.; two sisters, Ruth Wilcox of Troy, Pa. and Isabel Wiles of Athens, Pa.; four brothers, Vernon Bacorn of New Albany, Pa., Robert Bacorn of Chemung, N.Y., Calvin Bacorn of Chemung, N.Y. and Merton Bacorn of Chemung, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Heather, Aaron and Lindsay Morningstar.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rodney and Russell Bacorn and two sisters, Genevieve Bacorn and Blanche Brewer.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Warburton Hill cemetery, Overton, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday evening, May 8, 2000 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 9 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ from noon until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

BARNES –VELDA BARNES BAILEY QUAIL, 88 was called to her Heavenly Home while residing at the Bradford County Manor on April 4, 1997.  Born August 31, 1908 she was the daughter of Jay C. and Minnie May (Gilbert) Barnes, Elkland Twp., Sullivan County.  Her childhood revolved around the family farm, where helping with the daily chores instilled in her a strong work ethic.  She never let her school work suffer either and was a graduate of Estella High School, having walked eight miles round trip every day to complete her education.  She met and married Lloyd Bailey and together they operated a farm and raised a family.  Their life together was cut short by Lloyd’s untimely passing and she shouldered the task of keeping the family together and food on the table.  Neighboring farmer Jesse Quail, himself widowed with children would stop by to lend a hand and a beautiful friendship led to holy matrimony.  Thus began her life as matriarch of an extended and loving family.  For a period of 11 years she always had nine children at the table.  After Jesse died, while still caring for three of her children, she began a career as a nurse’s aide and worked for many years at Crowe’s Nursing Home in Canton.  She was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church as well as the Ladies’ Aid Society, was very proud of the fact that her grandfather was a cabinet maker whose excellent workmanship can often be found today at area antique shops.  Mrs. Quail was also well renowned for her handmade quilts, one of which would be given to each grandchild upon graduation from high school.  Her life of selfless care giving will live forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.  Surviving are her children; Lloyd Bailey, Rochester, NY, Delbert Bailey, Boonville, NY, Sylvia Bailey teeter, Milan, Pauline Quail Hilker, Chemung, NY, Kenneth B. Quail, Shunk, Judy Quail Ferguson, Colorado Springs, CO, Edith Quail Brown, East Canton, Francis Wayne Quail, Shunk, Beverly Quail Morgan, Ulster, Vera Quail Bailey, New Albany, PA and Master Gunnery Sgt. Dann Quail, Quantico, VA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Aside from her two husbands she was predeceased by daughters, Elva Quail Crofut and Ruth Quail Conrad and sons, Ellery, Melvin and Roger Quail.  Relatives and friends are invited to her service which will be held April 12 at the Shunk United Methodist Church at 1 p.m.  Calling hours will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Elkland Reformed Church cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GEORGE C. BIRD, 85, Lawrenceville died Oct. 3, 1998 at home.  Born July 16, 1913 in Williamsport he was the son of John C. and Gertrude Zarr Bird.  He retired from Chemung Foundry, Elmira with 35 years of service.  Mr. Bird was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mildred Smith Bird; three sons, Jack Bird, Tioga, Richard Bird, Loyalsock and James Bird, Canton; daughter, Linda Appleby, Elmira; five step-daughters, Dolores Reidy, Williamsport, Mary Hampton, Fullerton, CA, Dorothy Astleford, Corona, CA, Marian Sample, Corning, NY, and Sandra VanFleet, Stony For; six stepsons, Thomas Drabic, Baltimore, MD, Richard Drabic, Williamsport, Charles Copp, Emporium, Ronald Copp, Coudersport, Loren Copp, Wellsboro and Sterry Copp, Lawrenceville; one brother, Clark Bird, Millerton; 49 grandchildren, numerous great-and great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held October 6 at the Sanders Mortuary, Williamsport with the Rev. Michael Bernard, his pastor officiating.  Burial was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Montgomery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Irwin M. Comstock School, RR 1, Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LUKE MICHAEL BULKLEY, Owego, NY, son of Andrew and Lauri (Renzo) Bulkley died March 28, 1996 at Wilson Memorial Hospital as the result of a motor vehicle accident.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Isaac Bulkley; his grandparents, Ben and Peggy Buckley, Granville Summit and Martin and Jerri Renzo, Burlington; aunts and uncles, Michael Renzo and Kim Bulkley; John and Karen Drury, Mark and Faith Bulkley, Helen Fetteroff, Joe and Lori Bulkley; great-grandparents, George and Helen Bulkley, Canton RR 2; a great-grandmother, Fran Kilgore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BUNN –JANET BUNN HART, 56 of Forksville RR 1 died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  She was born on March 7, 1935 in Ogdensburg, Pa., the daughter of Donald and Blanche Thomas Bunn.  Janet was a past president of the Sullivan County Republican Women, a member of the Sullivan County Fair Committee, a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and a member of O.E.S. Chapter No. 76, Towanda.  She served on the Sullivan County Library Board of Directors.  She left surviving her husband of 35 years, William Hart at home; two sons; Jeffrey of Forksville and Jon of Massena, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Jennifer Stabley of Hershey and Mrs. Julie Witmer of Watsontown; two sisters; Mrs. Ruth Zeigler of Canton and Mrs. Alice Buck of Kirkland, Wash.; her mother, Mrs. Blanche Thomas Bunn and five grandchildren.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, in Elkland Township with the Rev. Robert Martin, Mrs. Hart’s pastor officiating.  There will be calling hours Saturday morning at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 10 until the time of service.  Burial will be in the Elkland Greenland Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore on Friday evening, Feb. 7, 1992 from 7-9 p.m.  The Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of the Eastern Star will be conducting services at the McHenry Funeral home, Friday at 7 p.m.  Donations or contributions may be made in Janet’s memory at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.  –Towanda Daily Review

BURNS –BETTY G. WARD, 75 of Roaring Branch RR 1 died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at the Rose View Manor, Williamsport, Pa.  Mrs. Ward was born June 24, 1924 in Watertown, N.Y.  She married Nelson Ward on March 24, 1956 in Ralston, Pa.  Betty worked outside her home at various places throughout the area.  Most recently, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Troy Community Hospital.  Betty especially loved playing bingo.  She is survived by Nelson H. Ward, her husband of 43 years; a daughter, Sherry Deitrick of Canton, Pa.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ward was predeceased by a brother, Edward Burns.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Ward’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES BUTCHER –On the evening of May 11, 2000 the Lord called home the soul of James Butcher after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 56 years of age and at the time of his passing was in the care of the hospice division of the Community Medical Center in Scranton.  A lifelong Bradford County resident he was born in the Troy Community Hospital on March 28, 1944, one of five children in the family of Harry and Margaret (Schofield) Butcher.  An energetic and industrious young man, he made his way through life as a tree cutter, a truck driver hauling oversized cargo, an employee of Rochester Gas and Electric as well as American LaFrance, Elmira.  But his first love was dairy farming, maintaining the time-honored family tradition.  He was very much at home in his beloved Granville community and always took time to enjoy the simple pleasures of the great outdoors.  He was quite skilled as a hunter and enjoyed old style stone boat tractor pulls and was a NASCAR enthusiast, building and racing his cars in various venues throughout the area.  Mr. Butcher was often quoted as saying that the word “can’t” was not in his vocabulary, a value which he imparted to his children.  He was known for his dry sense of humor and for always rooting for the underdog.  It was not uncommon for him to bring home a total stranger, a poor soul down on his luck, at holiday time just so the man wouldn’t be alone.  He was blessed with a heart as big as his beloved outdoors and he had a way of touching everyone’s lives.  He came to know the Lord at an early age while attending the Granville Church of Christ.  In the forefront of his life was his family.  On March 31, 1962 he was united in holy matrimony to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice Barrett.  They met when he accompanied his Dad to the Barrett residence one day and bluntly exclaimed to his father, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.”  His children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.  Although ravaged by this debilitating disease, he fought bravely these past months to conceal his suffering so as to cause as little sorrow as possible to those whom he loved.  When the end came his loving family was by his side.  Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Beatrice at home; his parents, Harry and Margaret Butcher; sons, James “Bub” (and fiancée Debby Calman), Brad (and Marika), all of Granville Summit and Dan (and Holly) of Washington, NJ; a daughter, Sherri (and fiancé Chuck Benjamin) of Towanda; brothers Ron (Bea) of Horseheads, NY and Gary (Esther) and Dale (Ida) of Granville Summit; a sister, Virginia Ward of Granville Summit; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; close friend, Carlyle Johnston of Granville summit.  He was preceded in death by a grandson Josh Butcher in 1995.  The funeral service was held May 15 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Honorary pallbearers were Larry Forrest, Fred Isbell, Larry DiLil, Jesse Titus, Roger Black, Randy Decker, Bob Yachoboviciz and Ronnie the mechanic.  Interment will be on the family farm.  Memorials in Jim’s name may be made in the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RICHARD EUGENE CAMPBELL, 67 a resident of 101 Fifth Avenue, Apt. C died Monday, May 11, 1998 at his residence.  He was born June 25, 1930 in Bradford County, PA son of George and Emma Stone Campbell.  He had lived in Davidson County for 10 years.  He was a retired employee of Woodmasters of Thomasville and he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the VFW of East Smithfield, PA.  He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Cheri) Shoe of Thomasville and Mrs. Gary (Victoria) Bushey of Winter Springs, FL; a son and daughter-in-law, Dicky and Deborah Campbell of Thomasville; father, George Campbell of Haines City, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Larry (Ann) Johnson of Athens, PA, Mrs. Emma Jean Daniels of Ormond Beach, FL; 4 brothers, Dr. John Campbell of Haines City, FL, Bill Campbell of Wood Base, MD, Kent Campbell of Athens, PA and Wayne Campbell of Wellsburg, NY; 9 grandchildren.  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. David Melton officiating.  Mr. Campbell will remain at J.C. Green J Sons Funeral Home until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.  The family will be at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. and other times will be at their respective homes.  The family request that memorials be directed to Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428 Thomasville, NC.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CARL –MARTHA MARIE (CARL) STONE, 86 of Lakeland, FL formerly of Gleason, PA died October 22, 1993 at her home following an extended illness.  Born March 4, 1907 in Elmira, NY she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Eva Carl.  She resided in Gleason and worked at Swayze’s Folding Box Co. for many years.  After retiring she and her husband Delbert moved to Zephyrhills, FL and then to Lakeland, FL.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years; sons, William Stone, Lakeland, FL and Delbert James Jr. (Jimmy) Citrus Heights, CA; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Donald Bittenbender, Lakeland, FL; brothers, Leon Carl, Grover and Lloyd Carl, Canton; a sister, Susan Garey, Miramar, FL; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Althea (Tiny) Gustin, Troy; two brothers and sisters.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City, FL with burial in Dade City.  Memorial donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society in memory of Martha Stone.  –Troy Gazette-Register

CASTLE –LILLIE C. PRICE – Mrs. Lillie Belle Castle Price, 105, Hudson, NC a native and former resident of Watauga County die October 29, 1997 at Lenoir Living Center.  Born January 1, 1892 in the Sands community she was the daughter of the late Eben and Nancy Rominger Castle.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Belle Harris, Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Katheryn Phillips, Hudson; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Predeceasing her were daughters, Mrs. Pansy Phillips, Mrs. Susie Winkler and Mrs. Jane Webb; brothers, twins, John and Jim Castle, Wilburn Castle, Ben Castle and Robert Castle; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Green, Mrs. Cora Trimble, Mrs. Ida Fortuna, Mrs. Ethel Fortuna and Mrs. Alice Phillips.  Services were conducted from the Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel in Lenoir with the Rev. Bobby Brooks officiating, November 1.  Graveside services and burial was in Bethelview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Watauga County.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT CLAUDE CASTLE, 74, Oxford, NY, RD 1 died July 13, 1992 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Castle or Claude as he was known by his immediate family was born Dec. 5, 1917 at Meat Camp, NC, the son of Millard and Zora Moretz Castle.  He attended Canton High School, was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 82nd airborne, operated a farm for many years, was employed by Whitaker & Son Trucking, was a member of the Teamsters Union and retired in 1981.  Mr. Castle loved gardening and provided vegetable for his neighbors.  He was an avid bowler, sportsman and hunter, having made several hunting trips to Montana and Wyoming.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Marion Hoadly; two sons, Ralph, Bainbridge and Lawrence, West Winfield; two daughters, Beverly, Otego and Barbara, Oxford; six brothers, James W., Ben C., Arnold, Alfred and Frank all of Canton and Millard Jr., Bainbridge; nine sisters, Edith Cole, Sayre, Mabel Avery, Grover, Lola Stanbery, Shirley Metzger and Lela Smith of Canton, Ruby Conley, Eva Govus and Violet Jankowski all of Elmira and Edna Groover of Southington, CT.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held July 16 from the Behe Funeral Home in Oxford with Rev. David Wood, pastor of the West Bainbridge Baptist Church officiating.  Burial with full military honors was in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Chenango County Hospice, Norwich, NY in Mr. Castle’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CEASE –CAROL L. LAFFERTY, 56, Copley Street, Elmira, NY died April 25, 1995.  Mrs. Lafferty was a member of the Elmira K-9 Club, a volunteer with the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary for many years and was an avid gardener with a deep love of nature.  Survivors include her husband of 31 years, William a. Lafferty, Elmira; parents, Cleo and Nelson Cease, Canton; son, William K. Lafferty, Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Kendra A. and grandson, Kendrick Y. Lafferty, Elmira Heights; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Nat Cease, Boston, MA; Willard and Rose Cease, Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Ed McNett, Blossburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Rev. Edward R. McCracken conducted the private funeral service.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Services were under the direction of Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, Elmira.  The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the Green Free Library in Mrs. Lafferty’s name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CEASE –FRANCES K. ZELL, 90, Bethlehem died June 22, 1997 in Manor Care Health Services II, Bethlehem.  Born in Canton she was a daughter of the late Willard and Edith Cease.  A graduate of Moravian College she was an elementary school teacher in the Bethlehem School District.  Before that, she was a music teacher in Montoursville.  She was a member of the Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, past worthy matron of the Calypso Chapter 163, Order of the Eastern Star, Bethlehem.  Predeceasing her were her husbands, Harry Zell and Frank Kauffman; a step-son, Quentin Zell in 1995.  Survivors include a brother, Nelson Cease, Canton; step grandson of Cape Coral, FL. –Canton Independent Sentinel

HARVEY K. CHAAPEL, 84, Danville, IL died October 9, 1996 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.  He was born December 25, 1911 in LeRoy, the son of the late Lee and Mary Steinhelper Chaapel.  Mr. Chaapel graduated from Canton High School and attended technical schools.  Mr. Chaapel loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening and fishing.  He spent many summers at the family cottage at Mountain Lake, Burlington.  On June 14, 1942 he married Edith Alcorn Webb in Tilton.  She preceded him in death August 27, 1993.  Survivors include; stepson, Ronald (Jane) Webb, Danville; twin daughters, Linda (Mike) Borgwald, Danville and Sandra (George) Collins, Chattanooga, TN; four grandchildren, Craig (Carla) Collins, Heather (Jason) Pierce, Candace (Steve) Henderson and Constance (Eric) Foster and three great-grandchildren.  He also was preceded in death by five brothers; two sisters, and a grandson, Daniel Webb.  Funeral services were held at Sunset Funeral and Cremation Center, October 13.  Officiating was the Rev. Christopher Fairbairn.  Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 210.  Entombment was at Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, IL. –Canton Independent Sentinel

EARL SCOTT CHAMBELAIN formerly of Ulysses, PA 80, died Thursday, August 11, 2005.  Born June 23, 1925 in Mansfield, PA, he was the son of Earl J. and Gladys Scott Chamberlain.  He served from 1943 to 1972 in US Marine Corps, the US Army Air Force, US Army Green Berets, and the US Army.  He was a World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War Veteran.  He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. He was a member of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses.  Surviving are a son, John of Texas; a daughter, Jill of Texas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, James Chamberlain of Meadville, PA; a sister, Jane E. Hinman of Ulysses; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses on Monday, August 15th from 10 - 11 a.m., with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Lowell Watkins will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ISAIAH CHAMPNEY, a veteran of the Civil War dropped dead at his store at the Swamp Church, September 5th, 1899 at about 10 o’clock in the morning.  Mr. Champney was moving his store back to Ogdensburg to his old stand, assisted by his son, Peter.  They had brought one load and returned for another load and while loading he suddenly expired.  The funeral was held at Ogdensburg Thursday at 2 p.m.

RALPH H. CHAPMAN JR. 58 of RR 3, Canton died Oct. 29, 2002 at his residence.  Born in Williamsport on Aug. 21, 1944 he was the son of Ralph H. and Sarah Henry Chapman, Sr.  Mr. Chapman was a self-employed logger.  He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and horseshoes and spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.  Surviving besides his father of Troy and his mother of Williamsport are 3 sons, Ralph H. III; John W. and Russell I, all of Canton; 2 daughters, Penny Ann (Sam) Palmer and Geraldine (Pumpkin) Chapman both of Canton; 3 brothers, Steve (Debbie) with whom he resided, Thomas (Ginger) of Troy and Jack of Williamsport; 3 sisters, Sandra Walters of Jersey Shore, Debbie DelJonavon of Williamsport and Edna Lucas of Linden; 3 step-children, Terina Marconi of Lock Haven, Patsy VanDyke of Bloomsburg and Jerry Vittoro of Canton; 6 grandchildren, Christi, Angel, Ricky, Thomas, Samantha and Hunter; 6 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; 2 very special nephews, Gary Bodle and Frank Walter, II and 1 special brother-in-law, Donald Getz Sr.  He was predeceased by 2 brothers, John and James and 1 sister, Barbara Chapman.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733, Broad St., Montoursville.  Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery, Plunketts Creek Twp.  Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

RALPH H. CHAPMAN SR., 88, Troy died April 27, 2005 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born May 7, 1916 in Proctor, he was the son of Lance and Maude Wettlaufer Chapman.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Canton American Legion and V.F.W.  Surviving are three sons, Thomas L. with whom he resided; Steve A., Canton and Jack A., Williamsport; daughter, Sandra A. Walters, Jersey Shore; sisters, Rita Beiber, Proctor, Dorothy Backus, Oval and Helen; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Cedie; sons Ralph Jr., James and John and daughter, Barbara.  The funeral was held May 2 at the Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.  Interment was in the Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Contributions may be made to the Ralph Chapman Jr. Fund, c/o of Tom Chapman, 269 Paine St., Troy, Pa.

CLARK –BARBARA CLARK CHAMBERLAIN, 45, of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died January 1, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer in Little Rock, AR, while undergoing further treatments.  She was born May 13, 1961 in North Tarrytown, NY, the daughter of David and Nancy Clark.  Barbara graduated from Mansfield High School in 1979 and Williamsport Area Community College in 1981.  She and her husband, Le, co-owned Chamberlain Transportation in Mansfield until they moved to South Carolina. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Le of Surfside Beach, SC, are her mother and stepfather, Nancy and Frank Tice of Mainesburg, PA; her stepdaughter, Kimberle (Scott) Bechtel and their children, Breanna and Dalton, all of Surfside Beach, SC; a brother, Donald (Candy) Clark of Covington, PA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olin and Edna Chamberlain of Covington, PA; uncles, Jon (Gayle) Clark of Mansfield, PA, Ernest (Renee) Lancaster of Lake Peekskill, NY; aunt, Dorothy Paci of Horseheads, NY; nephew, Joshua Clark and niece, Erica Clark, both of Covington, PA; and numerous other family members.  She was predeceased by her father, David H. Clark; and stepdaughter, Kary Chamberlain.  In keeping with Barbara's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Mainesburg, 100 Smith Park Road, Mainesburg, PA.  A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  –Elmira Star  Gazette

CLARK –SHIRLEY M. “MAE” SAUNDERS, 60 died Sept. 18, 1992 in Las Vegas, NV hospital.  She had been a resident of North Las Vegas since 1974.  A homemaker, she was born April 10, 1932 in Loveland, CO.  She is survived by her husband, William, North Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Regina Whitzel, Henderson; sons, Buzz Whitzel, Granite Bay, CA and Doug Whitzel, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; sisters, Vyola Langston, Las Vegas and Ruth Nevalle, Loveland; brothers, Eugene Clark, Colorado Springs, CO, Leroy Clark and Albert Clark, both of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Woodward, Canton; three brothers-in-law, Edward and Gerald Saunders, Canton and Calvin Saunders, Columbia, PA.  The family requests donations be sent to the American Lung Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FREDERICK F. COLE, a former Granville Center resident, died December 29, 1995 at Silver Springs, FL.  He was the son of George and Daisy Cole.  Survivors in addition to his wife, Lucille are two sons, George and family, Hamlin, NY and Fred and Family, Silver Springs, FL; five grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis Cole, Montour Falls, NY and Kenneth Cole, Granville Center; two sisters, Ruth Russell, Vestal, NY and Marian Castle, Canton.  A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Church, Hamlin, NY January 13, 1996 at noon.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

COLE –RUTH COLE RUSSELL, 94 of Vestal, New York died Sunday, June 22, 2003.  Mrs. Russell was a former resident of Granville Center.  Services will be held on Thursday, June 26 in Vestal.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

COLEMAN –FRANCES C. WARNER, 94 of Wyalusing, Pa. died Aug. 18, 1998 in Wyalusing, Pa.  She was born Oct. 19, 1903 in Pike Township, Bradford Co., the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Platt) Coleman.  Her husband, Clark H. Warner Sr. predeceased her on May 22. 1969.  She was a member of Rushville Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Ford Street Sewing Circle.  She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and John Gordon, Towanda, Margaret and Mark Schoonover, Wysox; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jacqueline Warner Sr., Rushville, Pa., Clark O. and Carol Warner, Tunkhannock; 13 grandchildren, Judy Kingsley, Marvin Schoonover, Rexford Schoonover, Lori Schoonover, Charles Warner Jr., Kenneth Warner, Sheila Howard, Wayne Warner, Gaylene Patterson, Shirlene Gordon, Karen Phillips, Julie Warner, Brian Warner; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.  In addition, she is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mr. George Coleman, Wyalusing, Mr. Faye and Olive Coleman, LeRaysville; a sister-in-law, Bessie Warner, Owego, N.Y. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband she was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 1998 at Bartron Funeral home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. with Rev. Joyce R. Warner, Rushville Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Rushville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services.  If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to Wyalusing Ambulance Inc., U.S. Route 6, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

COLE –INA MAE SILVERSTRIM age 89 of Cherry Township, Dushore died on Dec. 25, 2003 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa.  She was born on April 23, 1914 in Athens Township a daughter of the late Lyman and Anna Chapman Cole.  Ina had been a member of the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore since 1930.  Ina moved to Dushore in 1932.  She met her late husband, William while caring for his mother.  William and Ina were married on May 19, 19344.  Ina helped William on the farm while raising their family.  Her husband, William preceded her in death in 1987.  She then helped her son on the family farm until 1991 when they quit farming.  She always had a large garden.  She enjoyed her flowers and time spent with her family.  She is survived by her sons: Carl Silverstrim of Dushore, Gerald (Irene) Silverstrim of Dushore, Leland (Elaine) Silverstrim of Coudersport, Pa., Dale (Irene) Silverstrim of Owego, N.Y., Richard (Josie) Silverstrim of Dushore and James (Sylvia) Silverstrim of Forrest, Va.; her daughters; JoAnn (Melvin) Yonkin of Towanda, Linda (John) Yedowitz of Indian Trail, N.C. and Barbara (Joe) Reymeyer of Liberty, Maine; a sister-in-law; Fern E. Cole of Reading, Pa.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jackie; by her brothers, Ed and Paul and by her sisters, Alice and Ella.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Dushore Public Library, the Dushore Fire Company, Redeemer United Church of Christ or the Dar-Way Nursing Home Patient Activity Fund in Mrs. Silverstrim’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIS E. COLE age 74, of Tioga Center, N.Y. died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marion (Sharrow) Cole; his son, Mark Cole, Tioga Center; his sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley Johnson, Mansfield, Pa., Doris and John Earley, Pine City, N.Y.; his niece and nephews, Shawn Johnson, Gregory Johnson, Michele Colbath, and John Earley.  Willis was born in Sayre, Pa., on February 22, 1929, the son of the late Hugh and Lois (Guiles) Cole.  He was a Korean War veteran, serving in Germany with the 28th infantry Division of the National Guard.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield University, and was a Junior Engineer at Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y.  He later retired in 1984 from the Tioga Central School District after teaching Physics and Chemistry for 28 years.  Willis was owner and operator of Cole's Tree Plantation. He was very active of his forestry improvements through the New York State Forestry Department, and was also a member of the NYS Christmas Tree Growers Association.  A Funeral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego, N.Y., on Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Chris Root officiating.  Burial will follow in Tioga Cemetery, Owego.  Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing are asked to direct gifts of sympathy to the National Kidney Foundation of Central New York, 731 James St., Suite 200, Syracuse, N.Y.  –Elmira Star Gazette

COOK –KATHLEEN M. LUNDY, 87 died October 19, 1995 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA.  Born in Laquin, PA July 31, 1908 she was a daughter of the late John and Mable (Welch) Cook.  She was a resident of Elmira, NY prior to becoming a resident of the Nursing Home.  Mrs. Lundy retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1970 after many years of service as a nurse’s aide.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.  A memorial service will be announced at a late date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

COON –LOUISE P. (COON) SWANSON age 87, of Broad St., Horseheads, died in her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Louise was born on October 26, 1916, the daughter to the late William and Lena (Smith) Coon, in Granville Summit, PA. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, John Swanson; sister, Joan Livermore of Stevens City, VA; stepsons, John Swanson of Tigard, OR, and William Swanson of Hayward CA; sister-in-law, Anor Coon of Horseheads; brothers-in-law, Edward Eldrett, Paul Ryan and Gordon Carey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Bernice Eldrett, Phyllis Ryan and Geraldine Carey; and brothers, Howard, William and Larry Coon. Private arrangements by Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads will take place at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may express their sympathy through memorials in Louise's name to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

COONS –MRS. FLORENCE COONS SHOTT – Word has been received that Mrs. Florence Coons Shott, wife of Clifford Shott, Denver, Colo., died on Sunday in Denver (Oct. 10, 1965).  She was a former resident of Canton.  Surviving besides her husband are two children, Richard of Denver and a daughter, Fay of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jack Degnan, Colorado Springs, Colo.

ROBERT W. COURTRIGHT age 63, of 314 Jones Road, Waverly, NY, died October 11, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born on October 3, 1940, Bob was the son of Dorothy (Watkins) Courtright and Harold Courtright.  Bob attended Waverly Schools and entered the United States Marine Corps at Paris Island, SC, on October 2, 1958.  Bob received an honorable discharge on October 16, 1962. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, Bob joined the Village of Waverly Police Department as a Patrolman in 1963.  He served with Waverly until he joined the New York State Police on October 14, 1968. Bob served as a uniform Trooper at the Owego, NY, barracks, Troop "C". On August 9, 1974, Bob was promoted to the rank of Investigator and continued to serve at Owego in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). On September 14, 1989, Bob was promoted to Senior Investigator in the BCI and was assigned to supervise the Troop "C" Narcotics Unit at Binghamton, NY.  In the later part of 1992, Bob returned to the Owego barracks where he supervised the Criminal Unit until his retirement on September 11, 1995.  Bob served the New York State Police with distinction. He received numerous Superintendent and Troop Commander Commendations for his dedicated service.  He was a well respected member of the Law Enforcement Community.  Most notably during Bob's career with the New York State Police, he spearheaded a 1992 murder investigation into the deaths of five infant children from the Hoyt family who died between 1965 and 1971.  The State Police Superintendent recognized Bob's efforts in this investigation for "exhibiting superior investigative ability, tenacity and dedication to duty throughout the long and tedious investigation."  Bob is survived by his wife of 21 years, Bonnie (Gregory) Courtright; son, Michael Courtright of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter-in-law, Kelly Courtright of Sayre, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Susan Courtright of Owego, NY, (Douglas is a New York State Trooper currently serving at the Owego, NY, barracks); daughter and son-in-law, Denise and John Hughes of Barton, NY; son, Barry Nichols and special friend, Manny Rodriquez of Burbank, CA; mother, Dorothy (Watkins) Courtright of LaPorte, PA; brothers, Steve Courtright of Vero Beach, FL, and Dave Courtright of North Carolina; grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Courtright, Dustin, Derek and Jordan Courtright, and Nicholas Hughes. Bob was predeceased by his father, Harold in 1962.  Friends may call Thursday, October 16, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday, October 17, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Bob's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to a charity of one's choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CRANDALL –ROSLYN PAULA (CRANDALL) STREB, 47, died November 4, 1989 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY following a brief illness.  Mrs. Streb was born and raised in Canton, a daughter of Paul and Clara Crandall.  She was employed by the Proctor and Gamble Co. in Albany, GA for the past ten years.  Mrs. Steb was predeceased by her father, Paul on December 24, 1969.  She is survived by her husband, Lee Streb, Albany, GA; her mother and step-father, Clara and Harry Davis, Albany, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Chris Corliss, Albany, GA; son, Edward Lepkowski, Rochester, NY; step-daughter, Kimberly Streb, Albany, GA; step-son, Bryon Streb, Rochester, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Charles Woodrow, Binghamton, NY; Sharon and Angelo Ferrantino, Albany, GA; brother, Charles Dale Crandall, Temple, TX; grandchildren, Christopher and Carrie Corliss, Albany, GA; several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mrs. Streb’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CRANMER –NINA CRANMER DODGE, 58 of Wysox Township died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at her home after a period of declining health.  She was born July 26, 1943 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Gerald and Dorothy Seipler Cranmer.  Nina attended Towanda area schools.  She was employed by the Bradford County Manor for 22 years until her retirement on Dec. 18, 2001.  Nina’s main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  She is survived by her children, Kimberly K. and her husband James Brown of Sayre, Robert P. Dodge of West Franklin, Mary Beth Dodge and Arthur Barrett of Franklindale; three grandchildren, Brock Hoover, Bethany Dodge and Aaron Brown; five step-grandchildren, Christan Brown, Frederick Ringler, Nicole Ringler, Levi Barrett and Kyle Barrett.; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Donald Falsey of Liberty Corners; two nephews, David and Donald Falsey of Liberty Corners; niece, Debra Crayton of Liberty Corners; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins and long-time companion, Clarence “Bus” Williams Sr. of Wysox RR 2.  A memorial service will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating.  ……(Part missing)  -Towanda Daily Review

JAMES W. CRAWFORD, 73 of Blossburg, Pa. died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002.  He was born March 3, 1929 in Blossburg, the son of William and Marguerite (Rundell) Crawford.  He retired from Southern Tioga School District after many years of teaching.  Jim was especially fond of his dogs and enjoyed hunting with them as a favorite pastime.  Jim is survived by his loving companion for 30 years, Lucille Pequignot of Blossburg; step-mother, Helen Crawford of Blossburg; two sisters, Corinne Patterson of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mary Helen Knopf of Allentown, Pa.  It was Jim’s wishes to be cremated with no funeral services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CRAYTON –ANNA CHAMPION, 91, formerly of Towanda died Sept. 14, 2000 in the Ridgeway Nursing Center, Catonsville, Maryland.  She was born May 1, 1909 in Towanda Township, daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Crayton.  She was married to the late Raymond Champion who predeceased her in February, 1977.  Anna was well-known for her cooking and baking, owning the former Ramble Inn Restaurant and working at the former B. & D Diner.  She is survived by: two sons and their spouses, James and June Allis of Baltimore, Md. and Donald and Barbara Allis of Santa Ana, Calif.; two sisters and husband, Genevieve and Howard Ennis and Sylvia MacDonald of Towanda; daughter-in-law, Selma Allis of Boston, Mass.; brother-in-law and wife Ronald and Genevieve Champion; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; cousins and a host of friends.  She was predeceased by son, Robert Allis, brother and sister-in-law, David and Jennie Crayton and brother-in-law, Leon MacDonald.  Memorial services will be held in Linthicum, Md. and a service in Towanda will be held at a later date.  –Towanda Daily Review

CRIST –JEAN C. LEAHY, 76, Grand Prairie, TX died March 16, 2001 at Grand Prairie Nursing Home.  Born in Canton on July 24, 1924 she was the daughter of Floyd and Kathryn Crist.  She moved to Grand Prairie in 1954 and worked at Sanger Harris Dept. Store, Dallas, TX until her retirement.  After her retirement, she accepted a position with the S.W. Medical Clinic, Grand Prairie as a receptionist until her health failed.  She was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Church.  Surviving are her husband of 53 years Robert Leahy at home; daughters, Dianne Murray, Arlington, TX, Debbie McBride and husband, Eddie of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren, Chelsa and Patrick; sister, Jane Wheeler, Canton and many friends.  Donations in Mrs. Leahy’s name may be made to Hospice, Attention Team #1, 2501 Park View Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILFRED LUTHER ‘DOGGIE’ DAHLGREN, formerly of Hughesville, died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2006 at Jefferson Manor Nursing Center, Brookville.  His first wife, the former Ruth Irene Fry, died on Jan. 15, 1963. He is also preceded in death by his second wife, the former Ann Ford Lego.  Wilfred was born in Munson, Clearfield Co., on Oct. 20, 1914, the youngest of 14 children, to the late Lars Johan Anderson and Emma Sophia (Eriksson) Dahlgren.  Wilfred graduated from Williamsport High School in 1932. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was formerly employed by Fry Brothers Meat Market in Williamsport, owned and operated Dahlgren Sunoco Service Station in Hughesville, worked for Dahlgren Brothers Pure Service Station in Pensacola, Fla., Metropolitan Life Insurance, Pensacola, Bill Fry Ford in Montoursville and owned and operated Dahlgren Ford in Hughesville.  He was a member of Evangelical Friends Church in Hughesville, Gideon’s International as a Lay Speaker and President of the Lycoming County Camp and Rotary International-former past President of the Hughesville Chapter.  He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, gardening, traveling and boating.  He is survived by one daughter, Debra Diane Dahlgren Bailey of Brookville; one step daughter, Rebecca Auble of Pittsburgh; one brother, Thomas Dahlgren of Pensacola, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Dahlgren Richart; six brothers, Andrew, Carl, Harry, Arthur, Ted and Ernie; six sisters, Esther, Anne, Emma, Ella, Ebba and Hilda.  The funeral service will be held today 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, with his pastor, the Rev. Dan Cale, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends will be received in the church from 1 until 2 p.m. today.  McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted to the arrangements. –Williamsport Sun-gazette


CARL STANLEY DRISCOLL of Forksville, Pa died on January 01, 2007 at Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella.  He was born in Sullivan County, Pa, August 30, 1916, son of Fred and Harriet McCarty Driscoll. He spent most of his life in Sullivan County.  Mr. Driscoll attended elementary school in Campbellville, Millview, and Pleasant Valley schools in Forks Township in Sullivan County, and high school at Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella.  He received his B.A. in Education from Houghton College in New York in 1938.  He earned his Master's Degree in Public School Administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 1949, and did further post-graduate work there.  His career in education began at Carson Long Military Institute in 1942, and he taught in Lancaster Public Schools in New Holland from 1943 to 1947.  He became Principal of Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella PA in 1947, then became Supervising Principal for Loyalsock Area Joint Schools from 1948-1952. He served as County Superintendent of Schools for Sullivan County from 1952 to 1971, where he oversaw many changes in the county's educational system, including the construction of the Sullivan County High School in 1963 and the Sullivan County Elementary School in 1965. He was the Executive Director or BLAST (Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties) Intermediate Unit # 17 from 1971 until his retirement in 1978.  Mr. Driscoll was very involved in community affairs all of his life. He was a member of the REA co-op from 1947, and was elected to the Sullivan County REA board in 1957, where he served as co-op board president from 1968-69 and 1976-78 and vice president from 1974-75 and 1981-89. He served as PREA chairman from 1982-83 and as Vice Chairman from 1980-81 and 1984-85. He received their highest honor, the Man of the Year Award in 1985. Mr. Driscoll was a member of the group who founded the Sullivan County Children and Youth Services. He received a certificate of appreciation for leadership and dedication from 1949-1996. He was a member of the advisory board from 1949-1971 and 1978-1996. Mr. Driscoll was a member of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and served one term as President and one as secretary. He was a member of the charter group of the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival Committee and was secretary of the organization for several years. He served two years as a county auditor. He was active in the Sullivan County Little League for many years. He was a member of the Planning Committee for the Williamsport Area Community College beginning in 1964. He was on the Board of Trustees from its origin until 1978.  Mr. Driscoll is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Rose Driscoll; by five children: Gary Driscoll of Norwalk, IA, Wade Driscoll of Youngstown, Ohio, Gail Driscoll Fiorini of Reston, VA, Lynne Driscoll Seligman of Kennett Square, PA, and Karen Driscoll Koehler of Schwenksville, PA; by nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters: Marvin Driscoll of Canton and Forksville, and sisters Eloise Brown of Warren PA and Doris Wells of Houghton NY.  He was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Driscoll, brothers Dean and Wayne, and sisters, Marion Driscoll McCarty and Marguerite Driscoll Pardoe.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, January 5, 2007, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Warburton Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sullivan County Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 277, LaPorte, PA in memory of Mr. Carl Driscoll. –Towanda Daily Review -1/4-2007

DYKE –MARY M. (DYKE) SPENCER age 68 of Blossburg, PA, died Friday, November 15, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She was born on March 11, 1934 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of Durward L. Sr. and Leona Mae (Comfort) Dyke.  Mary loved playing bingo, cards, and scratch off tickets. She was a member of the Mansfield Fireman's Auxiliary, twenty-year life member of the NY Penn Fireman's Association Ladies Auxiliary, and the Mansfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post# 6757.  Mary is survived by her children; Vanessa (Bill) Winkler of Mansfield, Charles (Linda Adrus) Cratsley of Mansfield, Art Jr. (Jackie) Cratsley of Covington, PA, three sisters Patricia Gerow of Morris Run, PA, Fran Eddy of Mansfield, PA, Peggy Blanchard of Georgia, two brothers; Colie (Betty) Dyke of Wellsboro, Durward "Sonny" Dyke Jr. of Panama City, Fl., seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many friends, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son David Eugene Cratsley, a daughter Lori Ann Cratsley, a brother Robert A. Dyke, and a sister Florence M. Dyke.  Friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 17, 2002 from 4 to 5 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  A memorial service will be held at 5 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. John C. Whitfield officiating.  In lieu of flowers contributions to assist with expenses may be sent to Vanessa Winkler, 570 Mann Creek Rd., Mansfield, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ENSIGN –MILDRED A. SAWYER, 89 of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, Sullivan County died at the nursing home on Sunday, Nov. 19, 1988.  Mrs. Sawyer was born April 16, 1899 at Emporium, Cameron County, PA a daughter of Datus W. and Isabelle Rusk Ensign.  She was employed as a clerical secretary for Koehler Furniture Co., Chicago, Ill., retiring in 1961.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenix, Ariz.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Victor Alice Sherwood of Canton RD 2; three sons, Harold Chadwick of Ridgway, William Chadwick of Portville, N.Y. and John Chadwick of Prescott, Ariz.; stepson, Dennis Sawyer of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Harold Chadwick in 1968 and James Sawyer in 1974; and also a son, Richard Chadwick in 1947.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ officiating.  Interment will be in the Mt. View Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

Dr. C. Eugene Age 93, died on Tuesday, November 28, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was an Elmira surgeon until he retired in 1973, and was predeceased by his wife Edith, who was a mathematics teacher at area schools. Dr. Erway was a son of Dr. Charles H. and Ruth Erway of Elmira Heights, where he attended high school before graduating from Syracuse University and Medical School. During World War II he served as a physician in the Army Air Corps at hospitals in Miami, Florida and later Paris and Berlin. After the war he received further training at the Mayo Clinic and Rochester General before going into practice in Elmira with the late Arthur W. Booth. He was proud that two of his grandchildren also became physicians. "Gene" Erway had a passion for hunting and fishing, and bowled for many years on the Kiwanis team. For the past year he resided at the Woodbrook assisted living home. Dr. Erway is survived by four children, Gail Gerard of Elmira, Charles E. Erway III of Maplewood, NJ, Martin Erway of Henrietta, NY, and Ellen Evans of Hartford, CT, and by eight grandchildren and one great grandson. A Memorial Service for Dr. Erway will be held on Sunday December 10 at 2 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbrook or the Arnot Ogden's Children's Miracle Network. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

Erway, 93, touched many lives
Retired Elmira surgeon died Tuesday at Arnot Ogden.  By Salle E. Richards
Dr. C. Eugene ERWAY
 There will be no calling hours.  Memorial service: 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Elmira at 1054 W. Clinton St. in Elmira.  Family: Children -- Gail Gerard of Elmira, Charles E. Erway III of Maplewood, N.J., Martin Erway of Henrietta, and Ellen Evans of Hartford, Conn; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.    Dr. C. Eugene Erway, a retired Elmira surgeon who died Tuesday, was remembered this week as having a zest for life.  Erway, 93, died at Arnot Ogden Medical  Center.  When Dr. Erway moved into Woodbrook Adult Home, a retirement home on Maple Avenue in Southport, he didn't see it as giving up an accustomed way of life, but rather as an opportunity to make new friends.  "He loved it," said his son-in-law, Richard Gerard of Elmira. "He said. 'It's liking being on a cruise without the ship.'"  Laurie Sweeney, Woodbrook executive director, said Dr. Erway was 93 years young.  "He tried to do every activity, and he loved people," she said, adding that he still would help other residents, such as reading Bingo cards for them, although he was more a bridge man himself. She said it was easy to see why he was such a beloved physician.  "He was with us a year, and we wish it could have been longer," she said. "We loved him, and he will be missed."  Not only did Dr. Erway's personality fit him well to a career in medicine, he also was born into it. His father was a doctor and the health officer for Elmira Heights. While still a boy, Dr. Erway rode bikes through town posting quarantine signs where needed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. He received a nickel for each sign, enough in those days to buy an ice cream cone and have money left over for penny candy. Dr. Erway's life was rich with varied interests beyond medicine. He played trumpet in high school and college, even helping pay his own way through medical school by playing in a dance band. He also had a love for the outdoors and bagged his first bear in the Adirondacks when only 16.  "He brought that bear here!" said Sweeney of the mounted head that still was a prized possession of Dr. Erway.  Sweeney said Dr. Erway's suite was often a gathering place for other residents first attracted by his extensive collection of Big Band record albums and then enthralled by Dr. Erway's stories and jokes. "He always had a story," Sweeney said.  Dr. Erway set a standard for the next generation of Elmira doctors who admired his dedication to his parents.  "He was down to earth with his patients and totally committed to their welfare," said Dr. Edward J. Grandt, a retired Elmira obstetrician. "We worked together, and he was also a personal friend. He was splendid in every respect."   r. Erway also like hunting and fishing. One of his outdoor buddies was retired state Sen. William Smith of Big Flats.  "He was a great man," Smith said.  Gerard said his father-in-law remained engaged with those around him nearly to the time of his death. He was particularly pleased that two of his grandchildren are also practicing physicians, Dr. Zoe Gerard, a neurologist, and Dr. Kim Erway, a psychiatrist.  "He was a community doctor," Richard Gerard said. "Profoundly involved. He gave himself to his community."

ROBERT SCOTT EVANS, 32, Hector, died Wednesday, May 29, 1991.  He was born Aug. 18, 1958 in Elmira to Robert W. and Maxine Cole Evans.  He was a graduate of Watkins Glen Central School and served with the U.S. Army for three years.  He was a correctional officer at the Livingston Correctional Facility.  Surviving are: his mother and stepfather, Maxine and Sheik Spaulding of Hector; his father and stepmother, Robert W. and Susan Evans of Horseheads; his fiancé, Linda Murphy of Hector; one son, Cody Evans of Horseheads; one brother, Richard of Hector; one sister, Sharon Maximeiek of Elmira Heights; maternal grandparents, Maxwell and Shirley Cole of Pine Valley; paternal grandmother, Florence Evans of Zephyrhills, Fla. and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today in the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen.  Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hector Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Henry Meyerdierks officiating.  Burial will be in Valois Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church. –The Leader

MICHAEL J. FITZGERALD, 68 of Canandaigua, N.Y. formerly of Troy died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 10, 1991.  He was born in Snedekerville the son of Michael J. Fitzgerald Sr. and Olive Wolfe.  Mr. Fitzgerald retired in 1978 from a union, Local No. 832 of Rochester, N.Y., where he was an operating engineer.  He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and son-in-law, JoAnn Fitzgerald of Farmington and Rose and Philip Mumerow of Canandaigua; two grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Burton Brown of Troy.  Calling hours will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main, Canandaigua, N.Y.  The prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad, North Pearl St., Canandaigua, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

FOSTER –DAWN F. CHAAPEL, 52 died April 24, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a prolonged illness.  Born March 17, 1951 in Sayre, PA she was a graduate of the class of 1969 from Troy High School.  She was a former executive director of the Crawford Area Transit Authority in Meadville, PA and a former director of the Dutchess County Bus Transit in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She moved to Jacksonville, FL to be the manager of Capital Programs and Grants for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority where she worked extensively on funding for the Skyway and other transportation projects.  She was a devoted member of the Englewood Christian Church, Jacksonville, FL.  Surviving are her daughter Sue Chaapel and son, Bart Chaapel both of Jacksonville, FL; her parents, Theodore and Pearl Foster, Granville Summit, PA; sister, Melanie Carnes, Abington, MD; brothers, Gary Foster, Warsaw, VA, Glenn Foster, Mechanicsville, VA, Steven Foster, Danville, PA, Thomas Foster, Newport News, PA and many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at the Grover Church of Christ in Grover, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in her memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FREASE –MARGARET WOODWARD, 65, Covington died November 24, 1995 while staying with family in Hollywood, FL.  Born November 13, 1930, she was the daughter of Eben and Hazel Frease.  Surviving are her husband of 47 years, William Woodward; five daughters, Hazel Bickham, Arizona, Emma Brease, Mansfield, Juanita White, Wellsboro, Peony Crowley, Arizona, Ruth VanDyne, Montana; four sons, Nathan Woodward, Florida, Wayde Woodward, Colorado, John Woodward, Elkland, Jess Woodward, Florida; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Janice Seeley, Canton; brother, Larry Frease, Arizona.  A private service was held in Hollywood, FL for the immediate family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FRY –MRS. MARTHA F. CARLESS age 76 of 1501 Lakeside Way, Sarasota, Fla. died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1978 at her residence.  Mrs. Carless was born in Picture Rocks.  She went to Sarasota from Milford in 1967.  A retired school teacher, after teaching 38 years, she was a graduate of Syracuse and Columbia Universities in New York State.  In 1925 a Home Economics Department was added to the Canton High School curriculum.  Mrs. Carless a Canton alumnus, newly graduated from Syracuse, was the first teacher and a major participant in establishing the new department.  Most of her teaching career was in Bridgeport, Conn. schools.  After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Carless lived in Canton for many years before moving to Florida.  Mrs. Carless was a former member of the First Methodist Church of Canton, the Canton Literary Club and VIA.  She is survived by her husband, Albert Carless of Sarasota; a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Hirtle Jr. of Wethersfield, Conn.; a brother, Bruce Fry of Randolph, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell Teeter, Elmira, Mrs. Henry Hallett, Canton; two grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews also are among the survivors.  Memorial services were held last Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, North Port, Fla. with the Rev. John L. Graham officiating.  Memorial may be sent in Mrs. Carless’ name to the First Presbyterian Church in North Port, Fla.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HENRY S. GAYLORD –Word has been received of the death of Henry S. Gaylord age 67 of North Syracuse, NY on May 5, 1984 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.  Mr. Gaylord was retired from the John Deere Plow Co., Syracuse.  Among his survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Nybeck of Canton.  Funeral and committal services were held May 8 in North Syracuse.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in Mr. Gaylord’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LESLIE E. GILBERT, 60 of RD 1 Forksville died Saturday (1986) at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following a lingering illness.  He was born Sept. 20, 1926 in Elkland Township a son of the late T. Earl and Mildred Nichols Gilbert.  He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and had attended the Estella UMC and was a member of the Endless Mountains and Forksville Fire Companies.  He was a lumberman and truck driver.  He worked for C. and H. Lumber Co. in Estella until his illness.  Surviving is his wife, Audrey Cott Gilbert; three sons, Lawrence of Canton, Carl of RD 3 Shickshinney, Chris of Canton; three daughters; Mrs. Earl (Joann) Chase, RD 1 Dushore, Mrs. Richard (Amy) Sweigart of Dushore, Mrs. Theodore Joseph of Forksville; five sisters, Mrs. Harry (Norma) Bocken, Forksville, Mrs. Torrance (June) Boyles of Knocksville, Pa., Mrs. Harry (Nellie) Smith of Millport, NY, Mrs. Ronnie (Ellie) Heinze, RD 1 Forksville, Mrs. Gloria (Leslie) Omaha; 12 grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter Street Dushore, with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs officiating.  Burial will be in the Forksville Cemetery.  Friends may call at McHenry’s from 7-9 on Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Sullivan County Chapter American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

HACKETT –SHIRLEY E. SCHAAD, 86 of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Apt. B-16 died Aug. 14, 1990 at home.  She was born Sept. 3, 1903 in Renovo, Pa. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hackett.  She was a partner with her husband, George owning the Park Hotel, the Canton Grill and Ogdensburg Hotel.  She was a member of the Canton Senior Citizens and the Wheel Inn, Inc., Roaring Branch.  Surviving are two brothers, Gerald Hackett of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and William Hackett of Elmira; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Schaad of Canton, Ohio; a daughter and husband, Nancy and Don Dieffenbaugher of New Corcond, Ohio; two granddaughters, Dorothy Schaad of Canton, Ohio and Sue Annette Schaad of Canton, Ohio; one grandson; Curtis James Schaad of New Harrisburg, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1990 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Stephen D. McGough officiating.  Interment will be in the Bahr Cemetery, Cherry Township, Sullivan County.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARRER –BEATRICE TABER, 77, Blossburg died May 9, 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Mrs. Taber was born in Tonganoxis, KS on July 20, 1911 a daughter of Ammon and Anna Porter Harrer.  She was a member of the East Point Methodist Church.  Mrs. Taber was a teacher in the Liberty School District until her retirement in 1972.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Pennsylvania.  She is survived by her husband, Charles H., Blossburg; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Beva) Kreger, Liberty, Mrs. Robert (Rachel) Pequignot, Covington; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Duffin, Mansfield; one brother, Lynn Harrer, Orange, CA; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Ammon Harrer.  The funeral was held Friday from the Drinkwine Funeral home in Blossburg.  Interment was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with Rev. David Shultz officiating.  –Canton Independent Sentinel  (Newspaper obit was in error as she was listed as HARREN, not HARRER)

CHARLES H. HEINZE, 67, of Montoursville, died Jan. 3, 2007 at his home.  He was born in Shunk, Feb. 20, 1939, son of Frederick and Carrie Herb Heinze.  He married Sherry L. Bailey on Dec. 24, 1993.  He served in the United States Army Reserves in Fort Knox, Kentucky from 1962 to 1964.  He was employed by Carole Hochman Designs for many years where he retired in 2004.  Besides his wife, he is survived by Karhon Stabler of Pennsdale, a step-daughter, Patricia Walsh of Montoursville, a step-granddaughter Jennifer Layton of Montoursville, and three sisters Grace Mulliner of Williamsport, Doris Paulhamus of Linden, Betty Hurley of Bodines and nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at Farragut United Methodist Church, 61 Rt. 864 Highway, Montoursville with the Rev. Donald E. Yorks officiating.  Friends will be received Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. at the church and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Farragut United Methodist Church Special Needs Fund, 45 Rt. 864 Highway, Montoursville.  Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

December 10, 1997 in Georgia.  Born in Canton where he had many friends, he was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.  He served with the 509th Composite group as a special force atomic bomb guard.  He was retired from the Warner Robbins Air Force Base and as a member of the N.A.R.F.E.  Mr. Herman was also a member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church; was chairman of the Deacons board for more than 30 years; and was also the Sunday school superintendent.  Surviving are his wife, Sara Alice Herman; children, Michael H. Herman, Tuscaloosa, AL and Robert O. Herman, Hawkinsville, GA; brothers, Lloyd Herman, Canton, Lawrence Herman, Roaring Branch; sisters, Cleora (Tot) Thomas, Canton and Betty Rahall, Elmira, NY, and five grandchildren.  Services were held in Mars Hill Baptist Church, Dolley County with burial in the church cemetery December 13.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home, Hawkinsville, GA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RANDY L. HORNING, 53, Lancaster, PA died April 13, 2003 at the home of a very special friend, Ruth Goetz in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County after a courageous but brief battle with cancer.  Born February 12, 1950 in Troy, he was the son of William Jason “Jake” Horning of Troy and the late Doris olive (Ward) Horning.  He was a graduate of Troy High School and later Mansfield University.  Mr. Horning was the former proprietor of Newtown Inn in Elmira, NY.  He was employed as a social worker with the Fatherhood Initiative in Lancaster and was a former member of the Lancaster Optimist Club.  He was a wonderful father and grandfather and avid bowler.  Surviving are his sons; Jason (Dannielle) Horning, Portsmouth, VA, Jared (Cindy) Horning, Lancaster and Jeffrey Horning, also of Lancaster; grandson, Jason Horning, Jr.; granddaughters, Jordan Horning, Alexis Horning and Tiffanie Horning; his friend and former wife, Nancy “Nikk” Neylon, Rochester, NY; brother, Gary (Beth) Horning, Troy along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday, April 17 from 5 to 6 p.m.  A memorial service celebrating his life will follow visitation at 6 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lancaster County Fatherhood Initiative, PO Box 599, Lancaster, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM V. HOTTENSTEIN, 83 of Forks Township died Monday, Sept. 17, 200 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella.  He was born Aug. 8, 1918 in Overton a son of the late Wallace and Hazel Hart Hottenstein.  Mr. Hottenstein was a lifetime resident of this area and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton.  He was also a member of the Sullivan County Republican Committee.  He owned and operated Sullivan County school buses since 1957 and was a member of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.  He was engaged in farming his entire life and owned and operated his own meat and produce trucks since 1935.  He also owned and operated a store in Overton until 1989.  In March, William and his wife, the former Marlene Shaffer Hottenstein celebrated 56 years of marriage.  He is survived by his wife, Marlene Shaffer Hottenstein at home; three sons, Dennis W. Hottenstein of RD New Albany, David E. Hottenstein of RD New Albany and Donald L. Hottenstein of Mildred; two daughters, Fay M. (Darwin) Crofut of Shunk and Dawn R. (Peter) Kilgus of Dutch Mountain; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton with Mr. Hottenstein’s pastor, the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Elkland Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township.  Friends and family are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Overton.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations or contributions be made to the Dushore Fire Co. or the Dushore Ambulance Association in Mr. Hottenstein’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD ROBERT HUFFORD died peacefully on January 30, 2004.  Born on March 1, 1930 to Harry Curtis and Alice Lorena Gibbons Hufford in Canton, he was the youngest of five children.  He married Jean Frances Duffield at Niagara Falls, NY on July 17, 1954.  They had five children when they left New York to move to Phoenix, AZ in 1962.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1952 and had been active in the printing industry since that time.  Over the years he worked in every area of the printing business, retiring from Spectrum Printing in 1997.  He was a member of the Elks for 27 years, currently affiliated with Tucson’s B.P.O.E. #2532, a member of the American Legion and Builders Lodge No. 60, F. & A.M.  He will be dearly missed by many friends and coworkers and especially by his family.  Surviving are his wife, Jean and his children; Rick, Rice, UT, Dawn (Robert) Esparza, Phoenix, AZ, Denise (Fred) Sanchez, Price, UT, Mark (Tammy) Hufford, Scottsdale, AZ, Brenda (Raul) Sanchez, Phoenix, AZ, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Tebo, Elmira, NY; numerous nieces and nephews as well as his lifelong friends, Ed and Lucille Coolbaugh.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Emerson and sisters, Ina Leister and Lillian Fury Alexander.  Cremation and private services were held.  Donations may be made in Mr. Hufford’s memory to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.  His family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received at the Veterans’ Hospital especially Drs. Johnston, Bishop and Ahner and the team of care providers at the Hospice Unit. –Canton Independent Sentinel

SIMEON D. ‘PUD’ HUGHES age 73, of R.R. #2, Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.  He was born August 20, 1929 in Tioga, PA, the son of Roy Sheldon and Iona May Wheeler Hughes.  He worked for over 24 years as a machinist for Corning, Inc. He started the cable television system in Tioga, PA in 1952 and he contracted with Corning New Channels to construct cable television systems.  He owned and operated school buses from 1975-1992. He was a partner with his son, Larry, in Hughes Logging since 1986.  He and his wife, Elaine, attended the Tuscarora Baptist Church. "Sim" will be fondly remembered as the caretaker of the local bear population behind his residence on Rte. #49. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Kline Hughes; daughter, Roxanna Bailey, R.R., Lawrenceville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and John Chapel, Tioga, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marcy Hughes, R.R., Lawrenceville, PA; grandchildren, Bill and Jen Bailey, Brad King, Lyndie Hughes and Scott Simeon Hughes, R.R., Lawrenceville, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy Sheldon "Junie" and Bettie Hughes Jr., R.D., Tioga, PA, "Bing" and Kathrine Hughes, Mansfield, PA, Robert and Kathleen Hughes, Richmond, VA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Melvin K. Thomas, Perry, FL, Carol Lynn and Thomas Matis, State College, PA; special aunt, Gen Kelts, Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 7:00 PM at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA. Rev. L.D. Maxson will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family for a memorial in Simeon's memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette

FLOYD L. KENDALL, JR., 83 of 1040 Dewey Ave., Williamsport was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Williamsport Hospital on Friday, April 6, 2001 being stricken at his home.  Born Nov. 5, 1917 in Canton, he was a son of Floyd L. Sr. and Hattie Carney Kendall.  He was a member of the South Williamsport Church of Christ and enjoyed ham radio.  An Army veteran of World War II, he received a Purple Heart for wound sustained in the Battle of the Bulge.  He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Askey; two daughters, Nancy M. Beck and Linda J. Binkley of Cogan Station; brother, Robert of Troy; two sisters, Pauline Watts and Margaret Ameigh, both of Canton area; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Buried Green Lawn Memorial Park, Lycoming Co., PA)

HARRY L. KETCHUM 84 of Hillsgrove died Saturday, April 4, 1998 at Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness.  He and his wife, the former Hazel C. Boyles observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 5.  A retired lumberman, he had been employed by Ketchum and Bown.  He was a life member of the Hillsgrove Fire Co. and the Lycoming County Sportsmen Association.  He attended Hillsgrove United Methodist Church.  He was an Army veteran, serving from 1933 to 1934 in Hawaii.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and skeet and trap shooting.  Born March 26, 1914 in Shunk he was a son of Floyd and Chloe Brown Ketchum.  Surviving besides his wife are a son, Larry H. of Montoursville; two daughters, Shirley M. Elliott of Watsontown and Betty J. Hayward of New Port Richie, Fl.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Susie J. and a sister, Belva Cease.  The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Dave Hart, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Born May 31, 2007 and died on June 1, 2007; the cherished son of Patrick & Bonnie Latchford, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Ridgebury, PA; beloved brother of Joshua; beloved grandson of H. Leonard & Barbara Latchford, Ridgebury, PA, and John Roger & Patricia Hullihen, Baltimore; great-grandson of: James D. & Sandy Miller, Baltimore. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles & 16 cousins. Donations in his memory will be accepted at the Funeral Home for C.D.H. Research. The family will receive relatives & friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7th at a time to be announced.

LATHROP –BEATRICE LATHROP FOSTER, 74 of 217 Fleming Landing Road, Townsend, Del. Formerly of Troy died Friday, May 12, 1995 in Delaware.  She was born on July 8, 1920 a daughter of Earl and Lena Lathrop.  Mrs. Foster was a homemaker most of her life.  She also worked in several places as a practical nurse.  She is survived by her husband, Phillip Foster; a daughter, Mrs. William (Carol) Miller of Townsend; two grandsons; one great-grandson and one sister, Mrs. Myers (Louella) Swain of Troy.  Arrangements were handled in Delaware.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH COOK LYNCH age 78 of Dushore died peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at the home of his son, Vincent Lynch of 107 Simsbury Drive, Ithaca, N.Y. with his family by his side.  Joe was born in Dushore on July 9, 1925 a son of the late Vincent Joseph and Emma Cook Lynch.  He graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the class of 1943.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1943 and served in the Philippines Campaign and also in Korea.  He was discharged as a staff sergeant in March of 1946.  After the war he attended Wilkes-Barre Business College.  He married the former Marguerite “Peggy” Smith of Dushore, Pa. on June 21, 1947, Peggy predeceased him on April 8, 1984.  Joe was a prominent Sullivan County businessman.  He owned and operated North Branch Trucking Co. in the early 1950s.  He and Joseph F. Obert of Dushore purchased the former Cain’s Dairy, which he operated as Dushore Dairy from 1956 until 1993.  Joe bottled milk and delivered diary products, ice cream and frozen foods, throughout Sullivan County and parts of Bradford and Lycoming counties.  He was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, the Dushore Lions Club, American Legion Loyalsock Post No. 996 and the Dushore Fire Company.  He was a Scoutmaster for the Dushore Boy Scout Troup and a continuing contributor to Troop 48.  He also coached Little League baseball.  He was a long-time member of the Dushore Borough Council.  After his retirement he enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.  He is survived by his son, Capt. Vincent J. Lynch, U.S. Navy (ret.) and his wife, Susan of Ithaca, N.Y.; his daughter, Mary Margaret and her husband, Col. Robert T. Guglielmi, U.S. Army at Fort Drum, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Amanda, Patrick and Sarah Lynch and Keith and Bret Guglielmi; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and J. Bernard Lynch Litzleman of Dushore; a brother-in-law, Joseph F. Obert of Bellefonte, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Lynch Coombs of Athens.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, administrator presiding.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday, June 30 at the Homer Funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m.  Graveside memorial services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials are directed to Dushore Lions Club, PO Box 1, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

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