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ADAMS –KATHRYN H. RAUB age 67 of Dushore RR 2 died early Monday morning Feb. 21, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. after a lingering illness.  She was born Oct. 31, 1923 in Cherry Township, Dushore, Pa. a daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Horutz Adams and was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  Katie was not a member of any organization. Her life encompassed taking care of her home and raising her family.  Mrs. Raub and her husband, Glen Merlin Raub Sr. had celebrated their 466th wedding anniversary.  She left surviving her husband, Glen Merlin Raub Sr. at home; four children, Randy Raub of Athens, Pa., Bonnie Richart of Dushore, Pa., Angela Raub of Dushore, Pa. and Glen M. Raub Jr. of Dushore, Pa.; four sisters, Melinda Fitzgerald of Dushore, Pa., Edna Slater of Mansfield, Pa., Carol Barber of Sayre, Pa., Rose Miller of East Towanda, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at noon at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Dushore, Pa. officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Cherry Township, Dushore, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dushore Ambulance Association, Julia Street, Dushore, Pa. in Mrs. Raub’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ADAMS –PAULINE E. LUCE of Tunkhannock died at Tyler Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1994.  She was born in Mehoopany Township, Wyoming County on March 21, 1916 a daughter of the late Mark and Tress Furman Adams.  Mrs. Luce was a member of Mehoopany united Methodist Church and attended the Eatonville United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Wyoming County Senior Citizens.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Luce, who died on Feb. 24, 1979 and a brother, Francis Adams, who died on Dec. 16, 1986.  Surviving are a son, Richard of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Ann Adams of Tunkhannock; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with the Rev. Daniel Herron, pastor of the Eatonville United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.  Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Eatonville United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

ADERHOLD –GRACE E. PORTER, 83 of Hesperia, Calif. died on Sunday, May 9, 2004.  Born in Cogan Station on Sept. 24, 1920 she was a daughter of Leslie C. and Verda E. Aderhold.  She was predeceased by her husband, John S. Porter.  She is survived by one son, Johnny (Carol) Porter, three grandchildren, five sisters and four brothers.  Arrangements are being handled in California.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ARTHUR E. ALLEN, 69 of Spring Hill died Friday, May 3, 1991 at HCA Oak Hill Hospital.  He was a resident of Towanda, moving here 7 ½ years ago from Oxon Hill, Md.  Mr. Allen was a printer for IBM in Washington, D.C. and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was a member of VFW Post No. 10209 in Spring Hill, the Timber Pines Golf Association and the Timer Pines Association.  He was a Protestant by faith.  His survivors include his wife, Betty; his son, Joseph of Charlottesville, Va.; his sister, Eleanor Dickson of Sayre and one grandchild, Lucas.  The funeral service was held in the Spring Hill Chapel of Brewer Memorial funeral Homes Inc. on Monday, May 6 with Msgr. Scully officiating.  Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.  –Towanda Daily Review

CLYDE P. ALLEN SR., 62 of First Avenue died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998 in Divine Providence Hospital.  Retiring in 1990 he had been employed by Radiant Steel Co. for 25 years.  He was a life member of Susquehanna Valley React and United Steelworkers of America.  He was a former member of the Moose lodge and Garrett Cochran Post 1, American Legion.  Allen was an Army veteran.  Born April 20, 1935 in Iola, he was a son of Phillip and Ethel Elizabeth Shoemaker Allen.  Surviving are his wife of 41 years, the former Evelyn R. Putman; four daughters, Mildred E. Johnson and June M. Allen-Bennett, both of this city, Carol J. Kinser of Leland, N.C. and Penny D. Winter of Neneveh, N.Y.; a son, Clyde P. Jr. of this city; two sisters, Letha Stackhouse of Unityville and Leona Gentzel of Danville; a brother, Jim of Buckhorn; 24 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Jack and two sisters, Lois Whitenight and Annie Crossley.  A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Franklin Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JOHN W. ALLEN age 83 of Galeton, PA died October 1, 2003 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born April 21, 1920 in Geneseo, NY, the son of Walter and Sarah Allen.  John was a retiree of Central Penn Heavy Highway Equipment.  He was a life member of Richard Post 6611 VFW, Galeton, PA.  John is survived by two sons, John Allen of Wellsboro, PA and Leon Main of Galeton, PA; two daughters, Linda Long of Galeton, PA and Barbara Pierce of Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Jean Sugrue of Plant City, FL; 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie Osborne Allen in 1994; a son, Larry Main and a sister, Ruth Booher.  Friends are invited to call at the Lloyd Brown Funeral Home Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Funeral services will be following there Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA.  Family will provide the flowers.  Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

ALLEN –MRS. PAULA JEAN JOHNSON, 43 of Terrytown, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  Paula was born Nov. 1, 1957 in Meshoppen, a daughter of Bertha A. Evans Allen and the late Jack R. Allen.  She graduated from Elk Lake High School and worked for several years for the Lehto Manufacturing Co. of Wyalusing.  She was employed by the Nolby Lumber Co. of Meshoppen at the time of her passing.  Paula married Randall S. Johnson of Terrytown April 28, 1985.  Paula was a loving spouse and mother and took great interest and pride in her children’s athletic programs.  She was very involved with the boys’ Little League and wrestling programs.  Paula was also accomplished at crocheting and made many afghans for family and friends.  She is survived by her husband, Randy at home; tree sons, Jamie White of Nicholson and Julian and Kyle Johnson at home; daughter, Windy White of Tunkhannock; mother, Bertha A. Allen of Meshoppen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregory D. and Ellen Allen of Montrose, Jack D. and Linda Allen and James O. and Nancy Allen of Meshoppen; sister and brother-in-law, Debra A. and John Micklo of Meshoppen and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday.  Memorials are directed to the Wyalusing Elementary School, RR 4 Box 4008, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD D. AREY age 64 of New Albany, PA died on June 17, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born August 13, 1939 in Sayre a son of the late Fred T. and Rachel Manahan Arey.  Edward was raised in the Wyalusing area and has lived with his sister, Anna and Paul Meas for the last 30 years in New Albany.  He enjoyed jig saw puzzles, latch hook, watching TV and especially time spent with his family.  He has been a resident at Skilled Nursing Unit for the past 11 years.  Edward was a special brother to the following brothers and sisters; Alice Armitage of Wyalusing, Louise Ross of Meshoppen; James and Mariam Arey of Wyalusing, Paul and Dorcus Arey of Tupperlake, N.Y., Anna and Paul Meas of New Albany, Kenneth and Barbara Arey of Wyalusing; a brother-in-law, George Matlack of Broomall, Pa. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death be a sister, Evelyn Matlack; three brothers-in-law, Max Whitney, James Armitage, Clymer Ross and a niece Sally Brown.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday at McHenry Funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in memory of Edward D. Arey.  –Towanda Daily Review

AUNGST –LORAINE F. SECULES, 77 of 91 Valley Heights Drive died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 at Sycamore Manor following an extended illness.  She and her husband, Raymond L. celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, 2003.  Loraine had been employed by the former Founders Federal Savings & Loan and was a member of Church of the Savior Lutheran.  She also enjoyed flower gardening and cooking.  Born Nov. 2, 1926 in Renova, she was a daughter of William and Florence Landon Aungst.  Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Sharon L. of South Williamsport; brothers William, Creon and Charles Aungst; sisters, Ethel Goodman, Lois Ginaopolis and Eleanor Malizia; granddaughters, Christy Hill, Sherri Tallman and Kelli Yeagle; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A sister and two brothers predeceased her.  Funeral services will be Friday, 10 a.m. at the church, 522 Grier St. with the Rev. Harlan Frank Showers, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1938 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BALMER –MARY E. BALMER LONGNECKER, 85, Bath, NY died at home July 28, 1997.  Mary was born March 31, 1912 in Penn Township, PA the daughter of John and Laura Moore Balmer.  Mary and Ira were formerly of Lancaster County, PA having moved to Bradford County, PA in 1953 and residing in the Bath area for the last 35 years.  Mary was actively involved in the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church for 35 years and did volunteer work for over 30 years at the Youth for Christ Ministries in Bath.  Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ira (7287 County Route 13, Bath, NY); daughter, L. Jane Longenecker of Long Island, NY; son and daughter-in-law, J. Glen and Shirley Longenecker of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sisters, Ruth (Henry) Tennis of Lititz, PA and Mildred (Quintin) Eisemann of Ephrata, PA; brother, Paul Balmer of Lititz; grandchildren, James and Kathy Longenecker, Jon and Tami Longenecker, Janet and Rod Filliben, Jil and Gordon Manus, Joel Longenecker, Zachary, Jacob and Lisa Jacob and 14 great-grandchildren.  Memorial services were held August 3 at Family Life Ministries Inc. in Bath, NY with the Revs. Richard Snavely and Henry Igras officiating.  Contributions may be sent to Mary E. Longenecker Memorial Fund, c/o Avoca Baptist Church, PO, Box Q, Avoca, NY.  These memorial gifts will be used for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  –Troy Gazette-Register 8/7/1997

RICHARD G. BALZER, 78, Forksville, PA died April 9, 2004 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, PA.  Born on March 8, 1926 in Williamsport, PA he was a son of the late Harry and Eva Karney Balzer.  Mr. Balzer is a World War II Veteran having served in the United States Army.  On March 20, 1954 he married the former Mary Pardoe Balzer.  Richard and Mary have celebrated 50 years of marriage.  In 1960 he became a resident of Sullivan County, having moved from South Williamsport.  He was a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church and served as a church lay leader for several years.  He had been very active on many committees within the church.  His other memberships included the V.F.W. and McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion of Mildred, PA.  He enjoyed time spent hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.  He was also a skilled carpenter and handyman.  Prior to his retirement on December 31, 1987 he was a foreman for PennDot.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Balzer at home; daughters, Carole and Gaylord Kilbourn, Canton; Diane Cusson, Forksville, PA; sister, Louise Straub, E. Petersburg, PA; grandchildren, Richard W. Cusson III, Robert Cusson, Daniel Kilbourn and Nichole Kilbourn.  A memorial service will be scheduled in the Millview Wesleyan Church at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the Elkland Friends Cemetery.  The family suggests that donations be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast Region, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BANGHART –MYRTLE L. MOORE – On Sunday, May 24, 1998 Myrtle L. (Banghart) Moore died unexpectedly at her home in Columbia Cross Roads.  She was 88 years old.  Mrs. Moore was a native on New Jersey but grew to love the less complicated life of the Northern Tier, calling this area home for the past 18 years.  She was born Oct. 1, 1909 in Wharton, N.J. the daughter of Frederick and Katerine Banghart.  Throughout the course of her life, Myrtle was devoted to her family and community.  She had been the president of the Randolph Township Senior Citizens Club of Randolph, N.J. and was an avid Bingo player as well, but her main concern was for her family.  In the end it was while surrounded by those whom she loved that she passed quietly from this life.  Mrs. Moore is survived by her son, Alfred L. Moore of Columbia Cross Roads, her daughter, Phyllis and son-in-law, Stephen Babus of Chester, N.J.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and special friends, Amelia and Bob Tomko and Kathy and Dale Tyler, all of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3.  She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Sr. in 1962 and by her son, Ronald W. Moore, formerly of Gillett in 1997.  In accordance with Mrs. Moore’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held in New Jersey at the convenience of the family.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND G. BARBOUR 70 of 994 Paulhamus Hill Road, Cogan Station died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002.  He retired in 1989 from Textron Lycoming.  He and his wife, the former Peggy E. McKee celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Oct. 21, 2001.  Ray was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and was a life member of both the Republican League in Newberry and the Antlers Country Club.  He was also a member of the Wheel Inn, Ralston.  Born on February 18, 1932 in Hillsgrove, Pa. he was a son of Donald E. and Sadie M. Little Barbour.  Surviving besides his wife are a son; Theodore R. (Tracey) of Williamsport; daughters, Christine B. (Brendan) Kavanagh of Danbury, Conn. and Andrea B. (Donald) Wandling of Norcross, Ga.; brother, Donald (Peggy) Barbour Jr. of Redwood City, Calif.; sister, Dorothy J. (Max) Dangle of Montoursville and nine grandchildren.  A graveside service will be Wednesday 2 p.m. in Hillsgrove Cemetery with Rev. Robert Carver, church pastor officiating.  No visitation.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hillsgrove Cemetery Assoc., Hillsgrove, PA or the charity of one’s choice.  Knight-Confer Funeral Home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JOHN F. BARDON JR., 81, Saratoga Springs, NY died July 20, 2007 at his residence.  Born on April 7, 1926 in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late John F. and Louise (Toscaninin) Bardon, Sr. and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific.  Following the war, he was a master tile setter at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and joined the U.S. Coast Guard.  In 1966 he move to Saratoga Springs and established his own business, John F. Bardon and Sons Tile, retiring in 1986.  He later worked as night auditor for the Turf and Spa Motel on South Broadway to the present day.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by one son, Michael Bardon, who died in 1994.  Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Neriede (Casterlin) Bardon; daughter, Nora Olsen and her husband, Mark, Wilton; sons, John F. Bardon, III, Thomas Bardon, Timothy Bardon, Daniel Bardon and his companion Jacquelyn and Kevin Bardon and his wife, Linda, all of Saratoga Springs, Christopher Bardon and wife, Marian, Hayworth, Ill. And James Quinn and his wife Lynda, Granville Summit, PA; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Madeline Simcek and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the William J. Burke & Sons/Busing & Cunniff Funeral homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, July 24.  Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue.  Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, Northeaster NY Area, 440 New Kamer Rd., Albany, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BARRETT –DONNA E. (BARRETT) LONG, 67, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died on Monday, March 26, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  She was the wife of the late Harold S. Long who died on September 12, 2001.  Donna was born on Aug. 2, 1939 in Columbia Crossroads, Pa.  She was the daughter of the late Warren and Beulah (Freelove) Barrett.  Donna was a Troy High School graduate, and after became a licensed practical nurse.  She spent her whole career at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa.  She is survived by: sons, Daryl S. Long of East Troy, Pa. and Daren H. Long of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Warren and Zane Long of East Troy, Pa.; brother, Wilbur (Fran) Barrett of Tioga County, Pa.; and sister, Phyllis (H. Milton) Ayers of Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa.  Her parents, her husband, and her sister, Sharon Tedesco, preceded Donna in death.  Family and friends can call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa.  The memorial service celebrating Donna's life will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the funeral home. Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy, Pa. will be officiating.  Contributions may be made, in Donna's memory, to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA.

WALTER A. BATEMAN, 91 died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 in Spring, Texas.  He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Ogden Bateman, to whom he was happily married for 69 years.  He is also survived by his son, John Bateman and his wife, Donna of Marble Falls, Texas; grandsons, Richard and his wife, Kelli and their three children, Catherine Salina and Victoria, Jon and his son, Jeremy, Michael and his wife, Danae and their son, Dustin, all of Spring, Texas.  He extended family includes Lucille Hutton and her husband, Jeff of Spring, Texas; sisters-in-law, Vivian Bateman of Cogan Station, Sarah Herritt and her husband, Stewart of South Williamsport and Sylvia Brobst of Plymouth, N.C.; nieces, Patricia Dinnegan, Shirley Thomas and Ann Henry; nephews, Roy Bateman Sr., Eugene Herritt, Howard Coon and Robert Coon.  He enjoyed a very special relationship with his grandnephew, Roy Bateman of Harrisburg, who visited him in Texas frequently.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Guthrie Bateman and his brothers, Ransom Bateman and Clyde Coon.  While living in Williamsport, Walter was the plant manager of the Signet Club until his retirement in 1978 and he was a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.  A celebration of his life was held at Klein United Methodist church in Spring, Texas.  A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery with his pastor the Rev. Ronald O. Doan officiating.  Arrangements are by Sanders Mortuary.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

BATTIN –JESSAMINE MCCARTY, 77 of Forksville RD 1 died Monday, Dec. 10, 1990 at the Williamsport Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. McCarty was born Aug. 30, 1913 at Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., a daughter of George and Eliza Hogaboom Battin.  On Aug. 29, 1936 she married Howard McCarty.  She was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.  Mrs. McCarty served as church treasurer for over 35 years.  She was also a member of the church Missionary Society.  Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Howard; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald H. and Sandy McCarty, Forksville RD 1; three grandchildren, Ronald H. McCarty Jr. of Forksville RD 1, Melony J. Taylor of Calvin, Pa. and Eyvonne N. McCarty of Canton; three great-grandchildren, Jamie L. McCarty and Logan S. McCarty of Forksville RD 1 and Laura N. Taylor of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Mattie McCarty of Towanda RD 1.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. and at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Lincoln Falls on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the church Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Broome, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Elkland Friends Meeting Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan Co.  Memorial donations maybe directed to the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mrs. McCarty’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

BATTIN –MRS. MATTIE (ARROWANNA) MCCARTY, 80, Towanda RR 3 formerly of Estella died Sunday, May 3, 1992 in the Troy Community Hospital.  Mrs. McCarty was born Nov. 29, 1911 at Wheelerville, Sullivan County, a daughter of George and Eliza Hogaboom Battin.  Mrs. McCarty retired in 1982 after 27 years of employment at Rynveld Corporation, New Albany.  She attended the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Lincoln Falls.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Fiester, Forksville RR 1 and a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Trudy McCarty, Towanda RR 3; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mattie was predeceased by her husband, Robert McCarty, Dec. 23, 1977; a son, Tyrone Robert McCarty, June 1980; two sisters and one brother.  Visitation will be held at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m.  The funeral service will be conducted at the church Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. James Lewis, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the Friends Meeting Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church in Mrs. McCarty’s memory.  Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

BERT LOVELL BEBBLE, 78, the last of the organizers of Little League Baseball died recently in the Evergreens Nursing Home, Greensboro, NC.  Mr. Bebble was born at Roaring Branch on June 20, 1913.  Mr. Bebble and his brother, George who died in 1987, joined Little League founder Carl Stotz, who died in 1992 to recruit players, lay out a playing field, develop rules and manage the three teams that competed in the first Little League season in the summer of 1939.  He managed the Jumbo Pretzel team, while George Bebble managed Lundy Lumber and Stotz managed Lycoming Dairy.  Bert Bebble managed Little League teams in Williamsport until 1945.  After moving to Miami, FL in 1953, he helped form the Koury League, a program similar to but independent of Little League.  One of Mr. Bebble’s granddaughters was the first girl to play on a Little League team in North Carolina.  Mr. Bebble worked for American Air Motive Co., Miami and later owned Mel’s Mower Service until his retirement in 1978 when he moved to North Carolina.  He also played semi-professional baseball.  Mr. Bebble lived in Greensboro with his wife, the former Eloise Kauderman and was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Father, Greensboro.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Bebble is survived by daughters, Sharon Poe and Judy Joyner, both of Greensboro; sisters, Delores Williamson, DeBary, FL and Marjorie Hayes, Miami, FL; brother, Lewis, Cleveland, OH, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Local relatives include nieces, Mrs. Mary Kelly and Jane May, Canton and several great-nieces and nephews.  Services were held at Mr. Bebble’s church in Greensboro with Pastor Bernard Hess officiating.  Burial was in Westminster Gardens Cemetery, Greensboro.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SAMUEL W. BENNETT SR. 56, of Franklindale, Pa., died on March 12, 2007, while vacationing in Florida, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on Aug. 13, 1950, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late William E. Bennett and Eleanor O'Connor Bennett.  Sam was employed by State Aggregates Inc. in Wysox and recently received an acknowledgement for 25 years of service.  He loved his work and enjoyed visiting with all the truck drivers.  He was an active member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, the Towanda Gun Club and the VFW, where he enjoyed being around his many friends.  Sam will be lovingly remembered by all of those who knew and loved him.  Sam is survived by: his wife of 16 years, Mary Gardner-Bennett; their two daughters, Shawna and Shelby, at home; a daughter, Lisa Madigan and her fiancé, Walter Bozich, of Corning, N.Y.; a son, Sam Jr., and his wife, Deb, of Spring Lake; four grandchildren, Chip and Heather Madigan, and Brooklyn and Cameron Bennett; one great-grandchild, Hank Madigan; a sister, Shirley Tice, and her husband, Lewis; a stepbrother, Whip Hammond and his wife, Linda, of Marathon, N.Y.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Mary Gardner of Towanda; a sister-in-law, SnoAnn McLinko and her husband, Mark; a brother-in-law, John Gardner and friend Colleen; a brother-in-law, Curt Gardner and wife Lorie; and a special friend, Carl Smith.  In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by sisters, Rose Coolbaugh and Elsie Bennett.  Sam's wishes were to be cremated and for his family and friends to have a celebration of life, which will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were handled by Central Florida Cremation, 319 W. Alfred St., Tavares, FL.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGED DELOS BENSON, 83 of Williamsburg, VA died January 5, 1996 at home.  He was born in Austinville, PA and had formerly lived in Mexico Beach, FL.  Mr. Benson had retired as a federal employee with the Air Defense Command.  He was a Presbyterian.  He is survived by his wife, Fianna Benson; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann and Ross Middleton of Ontario, Canada; sister, Esther Oldroyd of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Nathaniel George Middleton of Ontario.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were by Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Services.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg, 312 Walter Mill Rd., Room 150, Williamsburg, VA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

CHARLES R. BILLINGSLEY, 91 of Florence, AZ formerly of West Burlington and east Troy, PA died May 10, 2003 at the RTA Hospice Home in Casa Grande, AZ.  Born July 24, 1911 in Putman County, OH to Tarlton and Nell (Dotterer) Billingsley, the family move to West Burlington in 1931.  He worked on road projects and at Troy Engine and Machine Company during World War II.  He built a house in West Burlington where his family lived in 1945 and resided there until moving to Arizona in 1952.  There he worked as an airplane mechanic for a crop dusting company.  After retiring he enjoyed traveling, flea marketing and woodworking.  He had a museum filled with his creations such as farm tools, working carousel and equipment he had seen in his early years.  Mr. Billingsley married Loretta Loomis of East Troy, PA on October 14, 1939.  She survives as well as sons, John (Marge) Billingsley, Farmington, NM and Edward (Dorothy) Billingsley, Pearl City, HI; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Cummings of Winter Park, FL and Catherine Ennis, Towanda, PA; brother, James, Winter Park, FL and nieces and nephews.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Mrs. Loretta Billingsley, 9705 North Diffen Road, Florence, AZ.  Memorial donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 1675 E. Monument Plaza Drive, Casa Grande, AZ.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BOUNDS –MRS. GERTRUDE H. MCCOON, 80 of 143 Sodus Street, Clyde, NY, widow of the late Daniel W. McCoon of Towanda, died Thursday morning (1972) at the Lyo9ns Community Hospital after a short illness.  She was born at Shortsville, N.Y., the daughter of the late William H. and Harriet Sheldon Bounds.  She had spent most of her live around this area of Central New York.  Surviving are three sons, Arthur of Towanda, Richard of Victor, N.Y. and Stuart of Clyde, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) McNeal of Towanda and Mrs. Thomas (Alice) DeLooze of Phelps, N.Y., 34 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, George Bounds of Morrisville, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Taylor Sr. of Port Byron, N.Y. and Mrs. Florence Larsen of Windsor, N.Y. and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Another son, Home of Addison, N.Y. preceded her in death.  At her request, her body was donated to the University of Rochester Medical School for Medical Research.  There will be no services and the family requests no flowers.  Anyone wishing to contribute to her memory may make contributions to the Heart Fund in her name.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOREN J. BOWER, 75, Montoursville died Feb. 14, 2007 at The Gatehouse.  Born April 5, 1931 in Berwick, he was the son of C. Howard and Gertrude Sponenburg Bower.  He retired as a speech and hearing supervisor for Blast Unit 17.  Mr. Bower graduated from Berwick High School in 1949, Wyoming Seminary in 1950, Bloomsburg University in 1959 and received his Master’s from Penn State University in 1965.  He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a Muncy Presbyterian Church member and former Trustee.  He loved reading, sports, especially Berwick football; enjoyed his pride and joy, his grandson and enjoyed talking and being with friends.  Mr. Bower and his wife, the former, Doris I. Rinehimer would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 24.  Surviving him besides his wife, are sons; Wendell L. Berwick and Kirk J. (former Canton High School Teacher), (Michelle), Warrensville and grandson, Dylan.  Predeceasing him were his parents and sister, Elaine Armstrong.  A memorial service was held Feb. 17 at Muncy Presbyterian Church, Muncy with Rev. John A. Brindger officiating.  Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Children’s Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BOWES –JAONNE STROZYK, 62 of LeRoy died with her family at her side on Monday afternoon, May 21, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Joanne Marie was born on September 5, 1944 in Philadelphia, a daughter of Edna (Alsover) Bowes and the late John J. Bowes Jr.  She was a 1962 graduate of Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.  On February 3, 1063 she married Robert W. Strozyk.  They were blessed with four children and shared their lives for over 44 years.  Joanne was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She is lovingly remembered for her kind, generous nature and strong inner strength which touched many lives.  Joanne was happiest when staying busy and she loved doing special things for family and friends.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening and volunteering with local cancer organizations.  Joanne was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton and Canton’s Red Hat Society Club, the Ruby Rascals.  In addition to her mother Edna of Philadelphia, surviving is her beloved husband, Robert at home; four children, Rev. Robert Jr. (Louise) Strozyk of Lawrenceville; Suzanne (Robert) McMahon of Granville Summit; Kathleen (Michael) McNaul of South Williamsport and Jack (Marilyn) Strozyk of Leroy; grandchildren, Stephanie, Justin, Christopher, Jessica, Layla, Rachel, Jack, Johnicca and Seth; also very special to Joanne is their soon to be grandchild, Mia Johanna McNaul; her sister, Doris Johnson of Philadelphia and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her father, John Bowes.  Her family invites friends to attend a memorial Mass in celebration of Joanne’s life at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Those who wish may consider memorials to St. Michael’s Parish at 24 N. Washington St., Canton, Pa.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BOYLES –EMMA (BOYLES) MCCARTY age 84 of RD 1, Forksville died on Sunday May 25, 2003 at Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after a brief illness.  She was born on Feb. 7, 1919 in Hillsgrove; she was the daughter of the late Leon E. and Hazel (Tuttle) Boyles.  On August 11, 1934 Emma married her husband, Theos R. McCarty in Warrensville, Pa.  It has been a loving marriage of 68 years.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Sulcraft Company in Dushore, Pa.  In earlier years she was employed by Sulvania and Carey McFall before Sulcraft, also a garment business.  She had also been a waitress at local establishments and was a cook at Dar-Way Nursing home.  She and her husband also boarded hunters.  Emma spent most of her life raising her two sons and helping others.  She also enjoyed her time spent crocheting, baking and gardening.  She is survived by her husband; Theos R. McCarty; a son, Richard L. McCarty and his wife, Kathy of Forksville, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Dot McCarty of Pensacola, FL, by three grandchildren, Craig McCarty, Michelle Frey, Carla Ard by 6 great-grandchildren; her four brothers, Rodney and Harold Boyles of Williamsport, Pa., Gene Boyles of Bloomsburg, Pa. and Fred Boyles of Las Vegas, NV; 2 sisters, Wilma Jones of Williamsport, Pa. and Lois Smith of Las Vegas, NV.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 3 at noon at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township.  Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday morning, June 3, 2003 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. in Mrs. McCarty’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD ALOIS ‘DICK’ BRECHER, 56 of Standing Stone Township, Pa. died Monday evening, Sept. 15, 2003 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Born Oct. 24, 1946 in Bristol, Pa., he was a son of the late Alois Joseph and Doris I. Green Brecher.  Dick was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1964.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served with the United States Air Force.  Dick was employed at E.I. DuPont, Towanda as a manufacturing supervisor for 28 years, until his retirement in 2003.  While working at DuPont he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at Elmira College.  On June 27, 1987 he married the former Diane Brown of Wysox, Pa.  Dick was a very active member of the community.  He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Towanda, Lodge Number2191, Past Secretary, Towanda American Legion Post Number42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post Number 1568, Towanda Gun Club, Past Director, Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight, Towanda Area Jaycees, Towanda Little League Coach for 13 years, Twin Rivers Bass Masters, Past Vice president and Secretary.  Dick was an avid turkey hunter and fisherman.  Surviving are his wife, Diane L. Brecher at home; children Teresa Watkins and her husband, Michael Watkins of Towanda RR 2, Tonya Spencer and her husband, Russell Spencer of Towanda RR 5; Thomas Brecher of Monroeton, Timothy Brecher and his wife, Taffy Brecher of Midlothian, Tex., Amanda Martin of Towanda, Ruthanna Johnson and William Hollenback of Towanda RR 6 and Chantel Johnson and Nelson Wells III of Towanda RR 6; grandchildren Mackenzie and Blakely Watkins, Nicholas and Tyler Spencer, Taylor and Ty Brecher, Cameron, Calla and Cassie Martin, Caleb Johnson, Marina Welles, Ashley and Amber Hollenback; aunts and uncles, Frank Brecher of California, Daniel and Teresa Green of Indiana, Gwen Brecher of Florida and Roger and Francis Kaegel of Binghamton, N.Y.; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at the Towanda Elks, Main St., Towanda, Pa. with a time of fellowship immediately following.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions maybe directed to the Towanda Elks Youth Association, c/o of Ralph Parks, Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Brecher’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

D. STEVEN BRINK, 59 of 415 Hemlock Drive, Trout Run died Wed., May 16, 2007 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Steve worked for Susquehanna Transit Co. and for many years at Fairfield Toyota.  He was an Air Force Veteran of Vietnam, a 1965 graduate of Williamsport High School and a member of the Church of the Savior Lutheran of Williamsport.  He loved basketball, photography, target shooting and bicycling.  He was a gifted carpenter and a good cook.  Born Aug. 30, 1947 in Williamsport, he was the son of Daniel L. and Dorothy I. Tressler Brink.  Surviving besides his mother, with whom he lived; are daughters, Tami C. (Tony) Blocker of Deltona Beach, Fla., Kristin L. (Sean) Leat of Montgomery and Killian A. Brink of Lackland AFB, Tex.; brothers, Randall A. of Trout Run and Scott E. of Williamsport; grandchildren, Savannah C., Anthony A. and Brianna M. Blocker and Hunter J. H. Leet.  Mr. Brink’s mother, Dottie Brink, formerly was Trout Run correspondent for the Independent-Sentinel.  A memorial service was held May 21 at his church with Rev. Harlan Frank Showers officiating.  The family suggests donations to Sun Home Health Hospice, 1601 Sycamore Road, Suite 2B, Montoursville, PA or the church Youth Group, 522 Grier St., Williamsport.  The Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport assisted the family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BROWN –JANE ERNESTINE PELTON, 68 of Live Oak, Fla. died
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 in Live Oak, Fla.  Jane was born on Feb. 11, 1936 the daughter of the late William Ernest and Catherine Gertrude Brown of LeRaysville, Pa.  Surviving are her husband Edward ReRoy Pelton, her two daughters, Brenda and Glenda, her three sons, David, Daniel and Dennis and three brothers, William Brown of Venice, Fla., James Brown of Towanda, Pa. and Thomas Brown of Daytona, Fla.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  –Towanda Daily Review, 10/2004

JAMES R. BURBANK, 82, Bentley Creek, PA died April 10, 2007 at Ashton Health Care, Athens, PA.  He was a happy many and liked to play jokes on people he loved.  He always enjoyed life with his grand and great-grandchildren and enjoyed camping and fishing.  Mr. Burbank worked as a security officer in Virginia and for West Elmira Township.  Before his retirement he worked several years as a maintenance man at the synagogue in West Elmira.  He was a loving father of Butch, Elmira, Rick, Texas, Linda Tice, Bentley Creek and Steven, Canton; a very loving grandfather of Bobby, Bonnie, April, Shawn, Rex, Ricky, Tom, Sue, Mindy, Sona and Steven; also a loving great-grandfather of several great-grandchildren and also niece and nephew.  He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Cindy Burbank and grandchildren, Tommy and Angie.  He loved all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.  A private memorial service was held, April 14th at the home of his youngest son, Steven with a pastor of God officiating.  He will be missed by all who knew of his joy and love.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LLEWELLYN E. BURK, 64, Williamsport, PA died October 27, 1996 at his home after an extended illness.  Born March 2, 1932 he was the son of Harold E. Burk and Jean L. Nesbitt Burk Peabody.  Mr. Burk was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1951; worked for the former L.L. Stearns and Sons, Williamsport Hospital Business Office, former Pullman Power Production and retired as a real estate salesman having worked for various agencies.  He was a member of St. John’s U.M. Church and an avid hunter.  Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Marcelyn S. Ames Burk; son, Keith A. Burk, Jersey Shore, RR 2; daughter, Susan A. Drake, Payson, AZ; brother, Clyde E. Burk, Troy, Sister, Mary Kathryn Frey, Trout Run HC 64; two grandchildren; four aunts several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents.  The funeral service was held October 30 from the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust of St. John’s Church, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s UM Church Organ Fund.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES RODGER CALKINS, Kingsport, TN died at the Kingsport Hospital, October 7, 2007 after an extended illness.  He was born in Elmira, NY on December 25, 1933.  Rodger was a 1952 graduate of Canton High School and was a retired Navy veteran.  After his military career, he was employed by Eastman Kodak for many years until his retirement.  Surviving are his wife, Phyllis, Kingsport; children, Charles A. Calkins and Cathy Calkins Williamson, both of Florida; stepdaughter, Linda, Kingsport; grandsons, Blake and Brandon; step-mother, Edna Calkins, Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, John “Jack” (Norma) Calkins, Auburn, NY, Richard “Rick” (Dawn) Calkins, Ft. Pierce, FL; sisters, Marlene Vermilya and Diane “Dee Dee” Brown, both of Canton; sister-in-law, Anne Calkins, Mansfield, PA.  He was predeceased by his mother in 1936; father, John “Donn” Calkins, 1988; brother, Gerald Calkins, 1992; brothers-in-law, Glenford Vermilya, 1996 and Gerald “Baldy” Brown, 2006.  Arrangements were under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport.  Military graveside service was held October 10 in East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

COGSWELL –MRS. JOAN M. PICKETT age 81 of Lacey Street, Laceyville, Pa. died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2004.  She was born in Johnson City, N.Y. on Sept. 3, 1923 the daughter of the late Emil B. and Sarah Clapper Cogswell.  Mrs. Pickett was the wife of the late William C. Pickett Sr. who died on July 20, 1977.  Joan was a housewife most of her life, for her husband and family.  She was employed by various agencies and offices in Tunkhannock and Meshoppen.  For many years, she sold Avon Cosmetics in and around the Laceyville area.  While attending the Camptown High School, Joan was a member of the basketball team.  Joan was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville.  She was along-time member of the Laceyville Birthday Club and the Wyalusing Fidelis Club.  For many years, Joan was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, during the 1950s.  Surviving are her daughters; Marilee (Robert) Travis of Blacksburg, Va. and Susan (Stig) Hansen of Eden, Utah; her sons, Donald (Sharon) Pickett of Sugar Run and William Pickett Jr. of Laceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Pipher of Marietta, Ga., Mrs. Barbara Higgins of Longwood, Fla. and Mrs. Rachel (Betsy) Reader of DeBary, Fla.; a brother, LaVern (Ward) Cogswell of Enfield, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Pickett of Laceyville; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mr. Pat Kelley of Ogdensburg, N.Y.  Besides her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Cogswell who died on Aug. 16, 2002.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor of the Orwell Bible Church and long time friend officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Oldest House, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. or the Laceyville Library, P.O. Box 68, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES O. ‘CHUCK’ COLEGROVE, 48, Trout Run, PA died August 22, 2003 at Clinton Co. Speedway.  Born October 16, 1954 in Marsh Hill, PA, he was the son of Egbert H. and Gladys Hamilton Colegrove.  He was a welder for Lemco Tool for over 25 years.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier days but loved auto racing having participated in the Super Stock class since 1991, driving car No. 2 at Clinton Co. and Ace High Speedways.  Mr. Colegrove was noted for building motors, Chevys and welding.  Surviving are daughters, Regina Heiser and Eric Spiegel, Williamsport; Michelle and son-in-law, Shawn Finn, South Williamsport; son, Matthew, Williamsport; fiancée, April Runyan, Trout Run; grandsons, Dustin Heister, Cody Spiegel, Hunter Finn; granddaughter, Mackenzie Finn; father, Egbert, Cogan Station; sisters, Beverly (Larry) McNett, Susan (Robert) Styers, Betty Colegrove, Linda Lewis, Violet (Ned) Patelich; brothers, Ed (Patricia) and Gene (Debra) Colegrove; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys in 1990.  He left behind many wonderful friends and dedicated members of his pit crew.  The Funeral was held at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, Williamsport, PA with Pastor William Zuber of God’s Will Church officiating.  Interment was in Cogan House Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM O. COLEMAN, 86 of LeRaysville RR 1 died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 30, 1916 in Pike Township, he was a son of the late James A. and Mary Owen Coleman.  In 1951 he was married to Thelma Bartoo, who survives.  A 1934 graduate of LeRaysville High School, he continued his education at Monmouth College.  He then went on to receive a master’s in business administration from Farleigh Dickinson College in New Jersey.  He spent many years with the DuPont Co., including the Towanda plant and retired in the 1970s from the Parlin, N.J. plant as general supervisor.  He served in the Air Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, flying in 55 missions in the Pacific Theater.  He received many war time medals during his service.  He was a lifetime member of Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW Post #6824.  Additionally he was a member of the LeRaysville Lodge No. 471 F. & A.M., LeRaysville; York Rite and the Valley of Scranton, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Consistory in Williamsport, Pa.; Royal Arch Chapter in Towanda and the Endless Mountains Shrine Club.  In addition to his wife, survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Fred Arno and Loretta Coleman; niece, Nancy Coleman and nephew, James Coleman, all of LeRaysville.  He is also survived by other nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bartron Funeral home Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. with the Rev. Bernard Graham officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in the Rushville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/20/2003

COLLINS –DOROTHY A. SCHOONOVER, 73, former postmaster of the Kattskill Bay, N.Y. Post Office for 17 years and a former resident of the Rummerfield area died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1988 at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Born Nov. 7, 1914 in Susquehanna County, Pa. she was the daughter of Burt and Rachael (Pratt) Collins.  Mrs. Schoonover retired as postmaster of the Kattskill Bay Post Office in 1980.  Both she and her husband, Neal were employed in the Bradford County area until their move to Glens Falls.  Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, a member of the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company and the North Queensbury Rescue Squad.  She was the founder of the north Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.  According to her husband of 55 years, Neal Schoonover, she was one of the first women firefighters in the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company, attending firemen’s school at the local firehouse.  Mrs. Schoonover was one of three women who manned the hose when the Orchard House in Lake George burned down.  She was an outdoors woman and avid hunter.  She accompanied her husband on many game hunts, bagging a few deer of her own.  She and her family regularly went blueberry picking each year on the Buck Mountain at Kattskill Bay.  She had a reputation for her wonderful blueberry pies and was kept well supplied by her family.  Survivors besides her husband include five daughters, Mary Wakeley, Pittsburg, Pa.; Marie Lashway, South Glens Falls; Dorothy L Lashway, Glens Falls, Regina Floyd, Granville and Bonnie Geary, Albany; two sons, James Schoonover and John Schoonover, both of Glens Falls; four sisters, 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Cousins in this area also survive.  The funeral service was held in Glens Falls.  Burial was in Sealey Cemetery, Queensbury.  The family suggests that contributions take the form of donations to the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company or the North Queensbury Volunteer Rescue Squad.  –Towanda Daily Review

MICHAEL WALLACE CORBETT age 39 of Boise, ID and formerly of Horseheads went home to be with his dear Mom and Dad on Sunday, August 15, 2004 after a long and very brave battle with cancer.  Surviving are his son, Darien Tye Corbett age 9 at home in Boise; his loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon (James) Cunningham, Cathy (Gary) Wolf, Robin (John) Makinster, Jamie (John) Gullo, Carolyn (Robert Guyer, all of Horseheads and Susan (Michael) Corbett, Denise (James) Mott and loving uncle, Don (Bonnie) Corbett all of Rochester.  Further arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads are incomplete at this time.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

VALENTINE COTT, 84 of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore died on March 2, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born on Feb. 14, 1915 in Sullivan County he was a son of the late Clarence and Lenora Heinze Cott.  Prior to his retirement 19 years ago, he had worked as an automotive mechanic.  He had owned and operated his own garage in the Forksville area and later worked throughout the area, including many years for the Fitzpatrick and Lamberts Ford dealership in Dushore.  Mr. Cott had been a lifetime resident of the Sullivan County area.  He had been a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and a social member of the Montoursville American Legion.  In the early 1950s Valentine built and drove his own stock car and raced throughout the local area, a member of the Racing Association.  He left surviving; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Cott of Montoursville; daughter, Judy Lee Epler of New Albany; five grandchildren, Suzette O’Neil, Annette Fowler, Babette Bender, Jason R. Cott and Necole Lea Cott; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Lane, Kelby O’Neil and Riley O’Neil; a great-grandnephew, K. Michael Norton; several nieces, nephews and a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jenny Cott of Williamsport.  Valentine was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Linewood and two sisters, Revenda Williams and Betty Smith.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton, Pa. with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Interment will be held at the Elkland Friends Cemetery in Shunk, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide flowers; memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 517, Dushore, Pa. in Mr. Cott’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

COWELL –ELIZA C. KIPP, 83 of Burlington, Pa. died on Monday, April 22, 2002 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.  She was born on September 27, 1918 the daughter of the late Jessie Forrest and Harriett (McCabe) Cowell.  Eliza is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Lawrence (Jan) Kipp, Newville, Pa., Forrest “Frosty” (Darleen) Kipp, Windham, Pa., William (Debbra) Kipp, Lakeville, Mass.; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane (David) Kelly, Gillett, Pa., Judith (Eber) Farner, Shippensburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Andrew H. Kipp in 1978 and James Widwig in 1994.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Henry in 1974.  For several years Eliza was a caregiver at various home health facilities in the area.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with Pastor Kenneth C. Crain officiating.  The family will receive their friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISS GERTRUDE COYLE age 88 OF Stowell died Tuesday evening, July 28, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa.  She was born March 12, 1904 in Stowell, daughter of the late John F. and Harriet McCraney Coyle.   She worked at the Danville State Hospital for many years and retired from the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred.  She was a member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Stowell and a member of its altar and rosary society.  She is survived by; a niece, Mrs. Genevieve Hope of Lovelton, Pa. and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday evening from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Stowell with Rev. Walter J. Plomiski officiating.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

CROCKER –MARY E. KURTZMAN age 71 of Millerton, Pa. died on Monday, June 18, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Mary was born on July 19, 1935 in Westchester County, N.Y. a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ross) Crocker.  Mary was formerly employed as an instructor of literature and women's studies at McHenry County College in Illinois and San Antonio College in Texas.  She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, beading jewelry and was a master basket maker.  Mary is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan L. and Catherine Kurtzman of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Laura Kurtzman of Sacramento, Calif.; her former husband and father of her children, Neil A. Kurtzman of Lubbock, Tex.; a sister, Carole DeLauro of Troy, Pa. and special friends, Abby Werlock of Armenia Mts., and Herb, Dori, Adam and Derek Dunham of Millerton, Pa.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C. 637 South Main St. Mansfield, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

BENJAMIN CRON, 60 of Box 219, Nicholson, Pa. died Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an illness.  His wife is the former Emma Stack.  Mr. and Mrs. Cron would have celebrated 24 years of marriage on April 7.  Born in Rome, he was the son of Bernice Westbrook Campbell of Athens and the late Benjamin Cron.  He was formerly employed as a truck driver.  Mr. Cron is survived by two sons, Alan Cron of Wysox and Randy Cron of North Port, Fla.; six daughters, Anne Berkley of New Albany, Deborah Barden of South Waverly, Susan Townsend of Fleetville and Katherine Smith, Rose Loveless and Emma Gene Cron, all of Nicholson; two brothers, Morris Cron of Florida and David Campbell of Athens; four sisters, Naomi Doland of Florida, Martha Belles of Towanda, June Rockwell of Barton, N.Y. and Janis Nelson of Overton; 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Benjamin, who died in 1992.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.  The Rev. Daniel Carpenetti will officiate.  Interment will be in the Deckertown Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS CLARK DAVIS SR. of Wyalusing Township died on Tuesday Jan. 25, 2005 at the home of his son, Thomas Jr. in Clemson, S.C.  He was born in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, on Feb. 9, 1906. He was the fifth of eight children of Clark and Minnie Farr Davis.  He is survived by a sister, Lucy Carolyn Rasula of Clemson, and by four children, Thomas Jr. of Clemson, Samuel of Denver, Robert of Arcade, N.Y., and Frances Lowe of Lubbock, Texas, 16 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.  At the time of his retirement in 1971, he was a mill superintendent at Whipple Brothers Lumber Co. in Laceyville.  He resided for more than 50 years at the farm on Lime Hill in Wyalusing Township.  He and Frances Harrison were married in February of 1928. She died on Feb. 19, 1994.  In recent years he divided his time between the Lime Hill farm and the home of his son in Clemson.  The funeral will be at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville and interment at the Lacey Street Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Camptown Community Church, in Camptown, or the Wyalusing Public Library, in Wyalusing.  Duckett Robinson funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, is assisting the family with arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

DEMPSEY –KATHRYN D. FLYNN, 71 of Mildred died Saturday, June 20, 1992 at the Geisinger Medical center in Danville.  Kate was born on Jan. 29, 1921 the daughter of Florence Sharp Dempsey and the late James P. Dempsey.  She graduated from the Bernice High School and went to work at the Mildred Post Office.  Mrs. Flynn later worked for the US Treasury in Harrisburg for several years.  She married Edward M. Flynn of Laporte on June 6, 1942.  He predeceased her on April 10, 1972 while he was serving a term as a Sullivan County Commissioner.  For the past 20 years, Kate owned and operated the Towanda Beverage Company of Towanda.  She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mildred.  Surviving are sons, Michael J. Flynn of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Edward J. Flynn of Towanda and Patrick D. Flynn of Largo, Fla.; daughters, Kathryn A. (Missy) Flynn of Claremont, Caliph., Mary P. (Hucklebbery) Peti of Monroeton; her mother, Mrs. Florence Dempsey of Mildred; brothers, Edward J. (Bud) Dempsey of Cocoa Beach, Calif., James L. Dempsey of Palm Bay, Fla. and Gerald Dempsey of Dover, Del; sisters, Mrs. Isabel Fitzgerald of Camp Hill, Mrs. Loretta Calaman of Martinsville, Va., Mrs. Doris Kunkle of Wyalusing; Mrs. Mary Finan and Mrs. Jane Freiler, both of Dushore; 16 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian  Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Paul Baier officiating.  Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laporte.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and directs memorials to St. Francis of Assisi Church or the BER-MIL Ambulance Association, Mildred, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

DEWITT –DORIS GRACE MOORE, formerly of the Troy area, died on December 10, 2006.  A memorial services will be held by her family and friends on July 21 at the Leona Methodist Church, Leona, PA at 1 p.m. with Joy Kenyon, lay leader officiating at the service.  Local member of Mrs. Moore’s family include children: Linda (Todd) Wetzel, Lynn (Joan) Grace and Albert (Barb) Grace.  All family and friends are invited to come and celebrate the life of Mrs. Moore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DIXON –ESTHER L. KILMER, 91, formerly of Canton and a resident of Elcor Nursing Home died Monday, December 30, 1996 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Mrs. Kilmer was the wife of the late Lynn S. Kilmer, who died November 17, 1968.  She was born December 9, 1905 in Factoryville, a daughter of George and Harriet Card Dixon.  Mrs. Kilmer was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Canton.  Mrs. Kilmer is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Harriet Campbell, Corning, NY; Charlotte & John Marangi, Watkins Glen, NY; Marcille & Alan Shures, Ft. Mill, SC; Elouise & Lewis Hults, Beaver Dams, NY; Joylene & Richard Speary, Williamsport; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held at Faith Baptist Church, Route 414 Canton on Friday, January 3, 1997 with the Rev. Robert Prettyman and the Rev. Earl Whittaker officiating.  Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk.  Arrangements were under the direction of Morse & Kleese Funeral home, Center Street, Canton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, Rt. 414, Canton, PA or North Baptist Church, Box 1892, Corning, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PERCY E. DOVE, 82 of 82 Ranch Rd., Waverly died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 22, 1992 at his home.  He was born in Waverly on March 16, 1910, the son of William and Sarah Meeker Dove.  Mr. Dove married the former Leona Morningstar on July 15, 1939.  He was a lifelong resident of Waverly and had been employed by the Ingersoll-Rand of Athens as a night foreman in the bench department for 43 years and four months until his retirement on Feb. 28, 1972.  Mr. Dove was an active member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, serving in its choir and in the United Methodist Men.  He was a member of the Cayuta Hose Company for over 60 years and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 12 for several years.  Mr. Dove was also a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens Club.  He is survived by his wife at home; two daughters; Mrs. Louis (Joyce) Herrmann of Erin, N.Y. and Mrs. Robert (Gwen) Crandell of Port Byron, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy Dove of Addison, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Writer Dove of Readfield, Maine and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Dove was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Belles and Celia Bennett and a brother, Floyd Dove.  Friends may call at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m.  Rev. Herbert Bowen, pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.  Memorials may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

DRISCOLL –MARGUERITE FAY PARDOE, 71, Dushore RR4, Forks Township died January 29, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born December 19, 1929 in New Albany, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Harriet McCarty Driscoll.  She spent her entire life time in Sullivan County and was a member of the Living Hope Fellowship Church in Estella, PA.  In June 2001, Marguerite and her husband, Carl Pardoe would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.  Surviving are: her husband, Carl Pardoe at home; her children and their spouses, Stephen and Shirley Pardoe, Dushore RR4, Brice and Lois Pardoe, New Albany RR2, Lester and Scarlett Pardoe, Forksville RR, Shelly Pardoe, Dushore, Fay Pardoe, Dushore; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Carl and Alice Driscoll, Forksville RR, Marian McCarty, Forksville RR, Doris and George Wells, Houghton, NY; Marvin and Jule Driscoll, Canton, Eloise and Richard Brown, Russell, PA; sister-in-law, Dorothy Driscoll, New Holland, PA; 11 grandchildren, Lisa, Aaron, Stephanie, Rachelle, Sylvia, Sandra, Darrell, Austin, Laurie, Kimberly and Matthew; one great-grandchild, Hunter Groves.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne and Dale Driscoll.  The funeral service was held February 2 in the Millview Wesleyan Church, Millview, PA with the Rev. Matthew Pickering and the Rev. Randy Brumstetter officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DRISCOLL –MARIAN E. MCCARTY, 84, Elkland Township, Sullivan County died with her family at her side on January 6, 2003 at the Highlands in Laporte, PA.  Born in Forks Township, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Harriet McCarty Driscoll.  She attended Pleasant Valley Grade School and graduated from the Estella High School a member of the class of 1937.  She married Keith Laverne McCarty of Elkland Township.  At the time of his death in 1994 they had been married for 57 years.  Mrs. McCarty was a loving mother and grandmother.  As a girl she helped on the family farm at East Forks and continued to help her husband farm as he started a lumber business in partnership with her brother, Marvin Driscoll.  She raised her large family and also worked for many years at the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Manufacturing Company in Mildred.  She was a life-long member of the local Wesleyan Churches, attending both Lincoln Falls and Mill View.  In later life Mr. and Mrs. McCarty became part of the Living Hope Fellowship in Estella.  She was also a member of the Women’s Aglow in Dushore.  Her many kind and unselfish acts were a testament to her faith throughout her life.  Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Ria McCarty, Williamsport, Theron and Joyce McCarty, Hickory, NC, Alvin and Martha McCarty, Angelica, NY and Jerome and Monica McCarty, Frederick, MD; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Samuel B. Norton, Houghton, NY; Linda and John Bassier, Oley, PA, Marrolyn and Eric Landers, Forksville, PA and Colleen and David Obert, Forksville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Alice Driscoll, Forksville, PA, Marvin and Jule Driscoll, Canton, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eloise and Richard Brown, Warren, PA; Doris and George Wells, Houghton, NY; a sister-in-law, Dot Driscoll, New Holland, PA; brother-in-law, Carl Pardoe, Dushore, PA; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded  in death by three grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Driscoll, Forksville, PA, Wayne Driscoll, New Holland, PA; a sister, Marguerite Pardoe, Dushore, PA.  The funeral service was held January 29th at the Millview Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Nathan Hedge, her pastor officiating.  Interment was private in McCarty Family Cemetery.  Memorials should be directed to the Sullivan County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1948 Third St., Williamsport, PA.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 2096 Water St., Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HAYNES W. DUGAN aged 93, writer, soldier, petroleum land-man and an avid historian was born March 23, 1913 in Sherman, Texas, died on February 6, 2007 in Shreveport, LA.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haynes Dugan, the descendant of two pioneer families, the Dugans and the Websters of East Texas.  Mr. Dugan graduated from Texas A & M in 1934 and received his Masters Degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism in 1936.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant following his graduation from Texas A & M and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, (20 years reserve and 5 years active duty).  Mr. Dugan was employed as a literary agent, syndicate salesman and Shreveport Times newspaper reporter prior to WWII.  Following the war, Mr. Dugan was employed by Texaco for 28 years and retired at the age of 60.  In addition to army service as a general staff officer, Mr. Dugan was at one time or another, public relations officer to George S. Patton, Alvan C. Gillem, Walton H. Walker, LeRoy H. Watson, Maurice Rose and Doyle O. Hickey, all general officers.  He received the Bronze Star with clusters along with other medals for one on active duty before Pearl Harbor to VJ Day, as well as a Presidential Citation and Medal from the Mayor of Mons, Belgium.  He was Historian for the 3rd Armored Division and instrumental in developing the Archives of the 3rd Armored Division at the University of Illinois.  He continued to contribute data to the international historians, particularly on the subject of WWII.  Mr. Dugan was the author of several books: Sign Here, Please, - The Story of an (Almost) Barefoot Petroleum Landman (recounts of his experiences buying oil leases). On My Way to the Cemetery, The Great Class of 1934 (a history of Texas A&M during the depression) and co-author for Spearhead in the West.  Mr. Dugan was also active in the revision of the history of the 3rd Armored Division.  His most recent endeavor was The Red River Book.  Mr. Dugan was predeceased by his parents and his wife of 58 years, Helen White Dugan.  Surviving are his four children; Patricia Dugan Hoffman of Houston, TX, Rev. Haynes W. Dugan, Blair, OK, Mary Helen Dugan Graham of Canton and Haywood R. Dugan, Austin, TX; along with their spouses; four grandchildren; Mark Hoffman, Jennifer Hoffman Holladay, William R. Dugan and Rebecca Dugan Fontaine and seven great-grandchildren.  Memorial services were held at St. Mark’s Cathedral and Montclair Park Assisted Living in Shreveport.  Donations in his memory may be sent to the Third Armored Division, c/o Walt Stitt, PO Box 2346, South Bend, IN or St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport, LA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 3/8/2007

EARLE –PENNY NEHLS, 48 of Jersey Shore died Thursday January 25, 2007 at home.  She was born April 12, 1958 in Troy, the daughter of John and June Earle.  She graduated from Troy High School.  She enjoyed being a member of Citizens Hose Co. of Jersey Shore as an EMT.  Penny and her husband Jerry were married October 11, 1982.  Surviving besides her husband, Jerry are daughters, Amber Lynn of Jersey Shore and Brenda Rhodes of Florida and a son, Christopher of Milton; a daughter-in-law, Dawn and two grandchildren, Madelynn and Thai with extended family Anna, Angelo and Helen.  She is survived by four sister, LuAnn Childs, Alabama; Cindy Hall, Florida; Patsy Ayres, Virginia; Nikki Woodward, Troy and brother, Charlie Earle of Troy and mother, June Earle of Troy.  Memorial services were held on Monday, January 29 at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Rd., Cogan Station, PA with the Rev. William J. Younger officiating.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/1/2007

EIKLOR –EDITH ‘THELMA’ SCHOONOVER, 79 of De Leon Springs, Fla. formerly of Athens and the Cayuta, N.Y. area died Aug. 17, 1996 at West Valusia Hospital in Florida.  The daughter of Charles and Lean Goodnew Eiklor, she was born in Sheshequin Township on Feb. 13, 1917.  She married Charles Schoonover on Sept. 28, 1935.  They moved to Florida early in the 1950s.  She was predeceased by a son, Adrian on Oct. 27, 1984 and her husband, Charles on March 33, 1985.  Following her husband’s death Thelma spent her summers with cousins, Leon and Cora Struble, Athens RR 2.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, David and Bobbie Jean Schoonover of De Leon Springs, Fla., Gerald and Jane Schoonover of Jacksonville, Fla., Janet and Douglas Odum of Holly Hills, Fla. and Roberta and Michael Wessell of North Carolina; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many cousins including, in this area, Carlton and Betty Wanzo, Athens RR 2, Herman and Mildred Wanzo, Athens, RR 2 and Lyle and Mildred Eiklor, Ulster RR.  –Towanda Daily Review

SENIOR MASTER SGT. MARVIN J. EYER, retired, 90, Montoursville died August 7, 2004.  Born April 19, 1914 in Sunbury, he was the son of Oscar J. and Lulu M. Pershing Eyer, a descendant of General John J. Pershing.  Losing his parents early in life, he attended Towanda high School where he played football and basketball.  Working his way across the United States, he worked as a cowboy; on the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming and in the oil fields in California.  There he joined the Horse Cavalry and was with the 11th Horse Cavalry on the Mexican border when World War II started.  Upon deactivation he was transferred to the 8th Armored at Ft. Knox, then to the 13th division, 24th Tank battalion.  He served overseas with General George Patton.  Upon discharge from the Army, he re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and after 20 years retired as Senior Master Sergeant.  After retirement from the military, he was employed by Williamsport Mirror and Glass.  Sgt. Eyer was a member of the U.S. Cavalry Association and a life member of American Legion Post 1, the V.F.W., Leroy Buck Post 7863 and D.A.V. in Sarasota, FL, the Senior Citizens of Montoursville, the “Merrymakers” of Williamsport, the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch and the Montoursville Three Quarter Century Club.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Sgt. Eyer and his wife, the former Edoise Kaseman McCracken, were ardent square dancers and the third couple in the United States to dance in all 50 states.  They were members of the “Overseas” Square Dance Association having danced in many foreign countries.  Surviving besides his wife is a son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Sherry, Wakefield, KS; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Joan and Tom Davison, all of Canton; grandchildren, Jim Eyer and Kathy Roussel, three great-grandchildren, all in Kansas; nine step-grandchildren and 21 great-step-grandchildren; sister, Martha Radel, York, PA.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Beryl Guinter Kepner and brothers, Albert and David.  The funeral service was held August 11 at the Spittler Funeral home, Montoursville with interment following at Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Military rites will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FASSETT –HELEN E. DAVIS, 77, P.O. Box 47, Montrose, Pa. formerly of Fairdale, Pa. died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1990 at the Evans Personal Care Home, Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Davis in 1987; also by a daughter, Mrs. Clara Millard in 1988 and a son, Gary E. Davis in 1950.    Born in Stevensville, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Bunt) Fassett.  Mrs. Davis was a member of the Fairdale United Methodist Church and a member of the women’s circle of the church.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Rena Strohl, Friendsville, Pa.; Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) Giallo, Raleigh, N.C.; Ms. Rita Jean Mcgrogan, Groveville, N.J.; Mrs. Richard (Sue) Brousseau, Great Bend, Pa.; Mrs. Lindy (Robin) LaRue, East Rush, Pa.; Mrs. Harold (Patti) Gaskill, Fairdale, Pa.; sons, D. Robert Davis, Cary, N.C.; Bruce Davis, Monroeton; Paul E. Davis, Severn, Md., Larry Davis, Chesapeake, Va.; 41grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a brother, Olin P. Fassett, Laceyville; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. with the Rev. William C. Nelson officiating.  Interment will be held at the Bolles Cemetery, Jessup Township, Susquehanna County.  Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Towanda Daily Review

FAWCETT –FLORENCE J. FAWCETT HATCH, 89, Forksville, RR 1 died October 4, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on July 6, 1914 in Forksville, she was the daughter of the late Frederick B. and Blanche E. Wilcox Fawcett.  She attended school in Forksville and graduated from the Estella High School in 1932.  On December 31, 1937 she married Vernon Hatch and together they raised two children.  Mrs. Hatch was secretary and treasurer of the Sullivan County Telephone Company from 1951 to 1957.  She also was employed as a telephone operator for the Commonwealth Telephone Company in Dushore until they closed the exchange in 1960.  She then worked from 1964 to 1976 at Sullcraft PJ Factory in Dushore.  She served as the local Sullivan County recorder of vital statistics for the state of PA, having served nine districts from 1938 to 2003.  For many years, she was active with 4-H and Girl Scouting in addition to being a loving mother and housewife.  In 2002 she was honored with a certificate of recognition for 50 consecutive years of voting.  Mrs. Hatch was a member of the Canton Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 71.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, chair weaving and was a talented crafter.  Surviving are: daughter, Brenda Hartford and her fiancé, Arlan Higley, both of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Darwin and Connie hatch, Forksville; grandchildren, Brent Hartford and Brian Hartford, Timothy Hatch, Joann LaBarge, Benjamin Hatch and Amanda Leona Hatch; step-granddaughter, Brenda Jackson; great-grandchildren, Amanda LaBarge and Wesley LaBarge, Taylor Renay Hartford, Trever James Hartford, Kaleb Robert Hartford; special nephew, Woodrow Brenchley; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Vernon hatch on December 24, 2001; a brother, Harland Fawcett and a sister-in-law, Madolyn Fawcett.  The women of the Eastern Star honored Mrs. Hatch during visiting hours at the Pepper Funeral home on October 7.  A graveside service was held October 8 at the Forksville Cemetery with Pastor David Hart and Pastor James House officiating.  Memorials in Mrs. Hatch’s name may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FENTON –EDNA F. ROSS of Sugar Run, Pa. went to rest from her labors on Saturday, Nov. 18, 1995 in the LaPorte United Methodist Home.  Edna was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucy Bates Fenton born on Nov. 10, 1907 in Sugar Run.  Edna married her husband of 43 years, the late William Ross on Nov. 12, 1930 after which they lived at their farm in Sugar Run.  She filled her days with the most precious joys of her family and her home.  She enjoyed her vegetable and flower garden.  Edna was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist women and the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group.  Mrs. Ross is survived by seven sons: William E. of Sugar Run, Donald E. of Milan, Richard D. of Wyalusing, Eugene F. of Sayre, Gerald I. of Sayre, George Jay of Sugar Run and Ronald j. of Sugar Run; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kathryn) Vosik of Mehoopany, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kneller of New Albany, Pa., Mrs. Gerald (Mary) Scouten of Laceyville and Mrs. Dorothy LaFrance of Montrose; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, William on Oct. 7, 1973; three brothers; William H., Leon R. and George I, two sisters, Susan and Leona.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995 at 1 p.m. in the Kerr- McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hollenback United Methodist Church, c/o Wayne Rosengrant, Box 36, RR 1, Sugar Run, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

FETHERBAY –HELEN BEINLICH, 86, a former Sullivan County resident died Nov. 6, 2001 in Fort Walton, Fla.  She is the widow of the former Sheriff Edwin R. Beinlich, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1972.  She was born in Roselle, N.J. on May 24, 1915, a daughter of the late Lee and Elsie Schifl Fetherbay.  She moved to Sullivan County when she was two years old.  She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore and belonged to the Women’s Guild and was a member of the Sullivan County Republican Women.  At one time, she was Chief Deputy Sheriff.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Louise Beinlich of Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and George Inklebarger of Florida; sister, Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, David Fetherbay of Florida; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George Fetherbay of North Carolina and Donald and Willis Fetherbay, both of Dushore.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore or a charity of ones choice in Mrs. Beinlich’s memory.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

SIDNEY ALLEN FIELDS, 36, formerly of Gillett, now of Walkertown, NC entered into eternal life unexpectedly May 24, 2007.  He was an avid hunter, bowler, NASCAR fan and motorcyclist.  He was employed by Snider Tire, Inc. in Greensboro, NC where he was known as “the tire God.”  Surviving are his living wife, Michelle; daughters, Isabelle Fields, Walkertown, NC; Samantha and Jennifer Fields, Mooresville, NC; mother, Audrey Fields, Walkertown, NC; brothers and sisters, Dale (Gail) Dillon, Ephrata, PA; Tina (Nick) Fields, Salisbury, NC; Sandy (Bob) Stone, Raleigh, NC; Levi (Theresa) Fields, Elmira, NY; Belinda White, Corning, NY; Mary Norton, Frenchtown, NJ; Jack (Robin) Fields, Gillett, PA; Patricia (Mark) Santucci, Kernersville, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.  His father, Jack Fields, brother-in-law, Richard White and nephews, Wayne Michael Rarick and Scott Barnes predeceased him.  A gathering of family and friends took place, June 1 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.  A memorial service honoring his life was held with the Reverend Charles Root and Reverend Allen H. Goss officiating.  The family asks for expressions of sympathy be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oakbranch Drive, Greensboro, NC in his memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

THEODORE T. FIELDS age 66 died on Oct. 29, 1999 in Muncie, Ind.  He was the son of James Fields and Stella Fields Watkins, who predeceased him.  He was born in Troy, Pa. and attended and graduated from Canton High School in Canton, Pa.  Ted married his high school sweetheart in 1953.  He was a devoted husband and father and in his years of work and traveling, he was enriched by many new friends and touched so many with his enjoyment of life.  Ted was a glass furnace engineer, working at Corning Glass in Corning, N.Y., 24 years with Thatcher Glass in Elmira, N.Y., two years with Tropicana Glass in Bradentown, Fla. and 16 years with Ball-Incon, Ball Glass and Ball Foster Glass in South Carolina and Indiana.  They moved to Muncie in 1987.  Ted was a former member of BPOE and Kiwanis.  He was involved in many civic and fraternal organizations in all the communities where he has lived and was an avid golfer and Penn State fan.  Surviving are his wife, Jean Kinch Fields; two sons, Tom (Karin) of Winthrop, Maine and Mike of Atlanta; two granddaughters, Nicole and Shannon Fields of Winthrop, Maine; special caregiver, Penny; three brothers, James Fields (Barbara) of Troy, John Fields (Betty) of Greencastle, Ind., Don (Marlene) of Mississippi and 10 nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 in the Meeks Mortuary Chapel, Muncie, Ind.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

FINCH –DOROTHY M. ‘DOTTIE’ KELTZ age 76 of 25 Wood St., died Thursday, June 3, 2004 at her home.  She was born May 29, 1928 in New Albany, PA to Walter P. and Grace Emery Finch.  Dottie was a bartender for several years at the American Legion, Bath, NY.  She was a member of the Hammondsport American Legion and the VFW.  She is survived by one son, Charles (Sarah) Keltz, Jr. of Avoca, NY; two daughters, Goldie (Douglas) Khork of Avoca, NY, Mary Lou (Ed) Young of Bath, NY; two sisters, Ruby (Lou) Cervenka of Brooksville, FL and Louise (Clarence) Jordan of Zephyrhills, FL; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY on Monday, June 7, 2004 from 1 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service to immediately follow at 3 p.m. with Chaplain Anne Campbell officiating.  Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Bath, NY.  Donations can be made in Dorothy’s name to Southern Tier Hospice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

ADA MARIE FINNERTY, 32 of Morrisville, Pa. died on Monday, Jan. 17, 1994 at the Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, Pa. after a brief illness.  Born on June 4, 1961 in Sidney, N.Y. and raised in Bradford County, she was a former resident of Levittown, Pa., where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978.  Mrs. Finnerty was employed at Atapco in Bristol Township, Pa. for 15 years.  She was machine operator.  She is survived by her husband, Raymond John Graver; a daughter, Candice Baum at home; a stepson, Raymond Graver Jr. at home; her parents, Barbara Jean Finnerty and Arthur Laverne Finnerty, in Bradford County; two sisters, Theresa Ann Johnson of Levittown and Vivian Johnson in Bradford County; a brother, Arthur Finnerty Jr. also of Bradford County; her paternal grandmother, Rose May Owens and her paternal grandfather, George Wilson Finnerty, both of Bradford County; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.  All services are being held privately under the direction of Beck-O’Neill-Strouse Funeral Directors Inc. of Levittown, Pa.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Finnerty’s name be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, Barclay Street at Buck Road, Newtown, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GAVIN H. FINNERTY, 85 of Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Township died Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, 2004 at his home.  Born Aug. 12, 1919 in Towanda Township, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Margaret Wilson Finnerty.  Gavin was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters.  Gavin was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda as a machinist for 37 years until his retirement in 1987.  He also owned and operated a farm for several years as well as a bulldozing and trucking business.  Gavin loved hunting, camping, fishing and making crafts.  He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.  He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 in Sayre.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Esther Ford Finnerty at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Galen and Susan Finnerty of Ulster; two daughters, Laura June Finnerty of Lakeville, Ohio and Wenda Scheithauer and her husband, Michael of Ulster; three grandsons, Leonard Finnerty of Ulster, Eric Finnerty of Wyalusing and Bradley Chilson of Rome; four granddaughters, Karen Lindhorst of Candor, N.Y., Shelley Chilson of Rome, Marina Scheithauer of Pittsburgh and Autumn Scheithauer of Bloomsburg, Pa.; six great-grandsons, Dereck, Darrin and Devon Finnerty, all of Wyalusing, Gavin and Garrett Lindhorst, both of Candor and William Chilson of Rome; four great-granddaughters, Ashley, Katherine and Jordan Finnerty, all of Ulster and Erica Finnerty of Wyalusing; two brothers, James Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads and Martin Finnerty of Florida; two sisters, Elizabeth Place of Towanda and Rosella Leonard of Elmira, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Helmut and Dolores Phol of Ulster.  He was preceded in death by brothers William, Andrew, George, Gilbert Jr., John and Gordon and a sister, Nellie Bailey Morse.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 42, Main St., Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Gavin H. Finnerty’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

THEODORE FINNERTY, 61, died January 16, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Health Center, Syracuse.  Born October 10, 1945 in Troy, he was the son of Gilbert and Catherine Bailey Finnerty.  He attended school in Troy.  He married Donna Chamberlain Oct. 8, 1972.  He was a member of the United Church of Richville and enjoyed hunting and camping.  Mr. Finnerty was a dairy farmer in Pennsylvania until moving in 1975 to the Gouverneur area where he owned and operated a dairy farm in Richville and then on Little Bow Road.  Surviving besides his wife are three sons, John Bacon Finnerty, Tampa, FL; Morris Bacon Finnerty, TX and Theodore P. Finnerty, Gouverneur; brothers, Burr, Farmland, IN; Gilbert, Gouverneur and Gary of Antwerp; nieces and nephews.  His parents and a brother, Leland died before him.  The funeral took place at Green Funeral home, Gouverneur with the Rev. Karen Taylor, Pastor of the United Church of Richville officiating.  Donations may be made to Sarah House, Inc., a hospital hospitality house, 130 Roberts Ave., Syracuse, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FLUMAN –VALMA A. SECHRIST, 82 of RR2 Canton, formerly of RR2 Williamsport died Wednesday, November 7, 2001 in the Troy Community Hospital.  She and her husband, Carl D. Sechrist celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 11.  Born December 24, 1918 in Ridgeway, she was a daughter of Albert H. and Nellie M. Moore Fluman.  A 1936 graduate of Williamsport High School, Valma received a teaching certificate from Lock Haven State Teachers College.  She taught in the Williamsport School District and was a homemaker.  An active member of Oak Grove Alliance Church, she was a Sunday school teacher and belonged to Alliance Women.  Surviving, in addition to her husband are three daughters, Alice J. Sechrist of Canton; a son, Carl David of Carlisle; five sisters, Virginia Romig of Jersey Shore, Victoria Whitley of AZ, Shirley Medeiros and Stephanna Clower of Philadelphia and Lillian Foucart of MD; two brothers, Albert H. Fluman, Jr. of FL and Wilmore Fluman of Boiling Springs; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road with her pastor the Rev. Timothy E. Sawyer officiating.  Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.  Friends may call at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 1 p.m. until service time Monday.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be given to the Building Fund of Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CHESTER E. FORREST JR., 64 of Fox Township, Canton RD 3 died August 26, 1990 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following a lingering illness.  Mr. Forrest was born May 28, 1926 in Clarkstown, Lycoming County, a son of the late Chester and Jessie Smith Forrest.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and had been employed as a journeyman lineman with the Budd Corporation of Philadelphia for 11 ½ years.  He was a member of Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751 F&AM of Philadelphia and a former member of the Levittown Post No. 960 American Legion where he had served as past senior vice commander and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 1319 of Wilkes-Barre.  Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Lomison Forrest at home; nine sons, Stanley Forrest, Croydon, PA, Blake Forrest with the U.S. Air Force, Loring Air Force Base, ME, Chester Forrest III, Shunk, Jeffrey Forrest, Trevose, PA, Scott Forrest, Croydon, PA, Keith Forrest, Levittown, Duane Forrest, Williamsport, James Fox and Robert Fox, both of Williamsport; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Spencer and Mrs. Neva Brown, both of Shunk; eight granddaughters, six grandson and three great-grandsons.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore officiating.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Fox Township, Canton RD3.  A graveside military service will be conducted in Brown Cemetery by American Legion Post No. 452 and Post No. 996.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GEORGE A. FORTNAM age 69 of Jupiter, FL died November 22, 1993.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Potter McKee Fortnam formerly of Ellenton; five children; three stepchildren; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Mr. Fortnam served his country as navigator on B24s in World War II, flying 50 combat missions, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts and retiring as Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.  He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Mechanical engineering.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 6 at Jupiter First Church of Christ.  Contact with Martha can be made at 109 Colony Way East, Jupiter, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM M. FOSTER – Services for William M. Foster, 90 of 78 East Main Street, Canton were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, June 5 with the Rev. Donald Winstead officiating.  Interment was in Brown Cemetery at Shunk.  Mr. Foster died June 3, 1968.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Howard Rhodes and Mrs. Christine Mix, both of Canton, Mrs. Paul Foust of Alba, Mrs. Leona Johnston of Rochester, N.Y.; sons, Glenn and Vaughn of Canton, Earl of Newark Valley, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Laura Dickerson of Elmira, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MISS HELEN MAE FREEMAN, 96 of Miami Beach, FL a former Canton resident died May 7, 1989.  Miss Freeman was born in Alba, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman.  She was a graduate of Canton High School.  Miss Freeman is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie White, Elmira, NY, Mrs. Eliza Leonard, Canton, several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion Freeman, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held in Florida.  Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Miss Freeman’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LAWRENCE D. FREY, SR., 80, Shunk RR 3 died July30, 1999 at his home.  Born on August 23, 1918 in Wheelerville, PA he was a son of the late Edwin E. and Florence Decker Frey.  As a young man he enlisted during World War II and bravely served his country as a bombardier in the U.S. Army.  Following World War II he re-enlisted in the Army Reserves until January 1970 when he retired as a major, serving over 20 years of military service.  While in the Reserves, Mr. Frey worked as a farmer in the Shunk area.  He was also employed by L.L. Baumunk and Son in Shunk and later served as a road foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  In the early 70’s he accepted a job with the U.S. Postal Service.  He was employed as a mail carrier throughout the Shunk and Canton areas for 20 years until his retirement in 1990.  On June 14, 1941 he married the former Leona Brown in the Grover Church Parsonage.  Together they celebrated 58 years of a loving marriage.  Mr. Frey was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church, the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 429, the Rural Mail Carriers Association, the National Rifle Association and the Sullivan County Historical Society of which he was a lifetime member.  Surviving are his wife, Leona at home; four children and two sons-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” Fey, Jr., Shunk; Ina and Donald Harding, Athens; Donald L. Frey, Granville Summit and Lillian and Robert Waldeisen, Hillsgrove; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Sheldon Frey, New Jersey and Wayne Frey, Pittsburgh; sisters, Alice Eastham, Athens; Irene Foust, Montoursville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Bea McCue, Estella and Patricia McCarty, Dushore.  Mr. Frey was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy McDonald and a brother, Kenneth Frey.  In keeping with Mr. Frey’s request there was no funeral service.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 15 at the Shunk United Methodist Church with its pastor the Rev. James C. House officiating.  The Canton V.F.W. will accord full military honors in Mr. Frey’s honor.  Interment will be held in Brown Cemetery in Shunk at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide its own flowers and suggest that memorials be directed to: The Western Alliance E.M.S., P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA, the Shunk Methodist Church, c/o RR3, Box 564, Canton, PA or to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA in Mr. Frey’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FREY –SUSAN RAE FREY PLOSSL, 30 of Rochester, N.Y. died as the result of an automobile accident on Friday, July 12, 2002.  Born on Sept. 13, 1971 in Towanda, Susan was the daughter of Lawrence D. Frey Jr. of Shunk and Nancy Lee Finney Frey of Sayre.  She was the loving mother of Andrew John Plossl age 7.  In addition to her parents and son, Andrew, Susan is survived by a brother and niece, Lawrence D. Frey III and Megan Lee Frey of Tunkhannock, Pa.; a brother, Steven P. Frey; her paternal grandmother, Leona G. Frey of Shunk; her maternal grandmother, Helen L. Dickerson of Ellenton, Pa.; her aunts and uncles, Tony and Ann (Finney) Migliaccio of Holmes, Pa., Bob and Mary Finney of Bath, N.Y., Teresa (Dickerson) Rosbach of Williamsport, Pa., Lonnie and Pat Finney of Deptford, N.J., Rodney and Debbie Finney of Bath, N.Y., Jon and Tanya Finney of Bath, N.Y., Korinne Finney of Bath, N.Y., Gary Dickerson of Ellenton, Pa., Ted and Ina (Frey) Harding of Athens, Donald Frey of Dushore and Bob and Lillian (Frey) Waldeisen of Williamsport, Pa.; several great-aunts and great-uncles and numerous cousins and her special friends, Robin (Dildine) Valez of Tampa, Fla., Tammy Brewer of Tampa and Chrissy Hayes of Elmira, N.Y.  Susan was predeceased by her grandfathers, Harold G. Dickerson, Rodney Finney Jr. and Lawrence D. Frey Sr.  The family invites friends to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20.  Remembrances of Susan will be led by her cousins, Mrs. Jeffrey (Marie Migliaccio) Galitski of Alden, Pa. and Anthony Migliaccio III of Lansdown, Pa.  Burial will be held at the Quaker Cemetery, Shunk.  Memorials for Susan may be directed to her son’s after-school program at the LeRoy Christian Community Project, 7 E. Main St., LeRoy, N.Y.  Andrew is at home with his father, John L. Plossl at 6 Elm St., LeRoy, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

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