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FULMER –GERALDINE M. WEISBROD PHENOICH age 72of Dushore died on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 1993 at the Laporte United Methodist home, Laporte.  She was born in Dushore, the daughter of the late Eugene and Bertha Snyder Fulmer.  She attended the Cherry Township one room school.  She lived her whole life in Sullivan County with the exception of several years when she and her husband, Carl lived in Syracuse, where he was employed by Hiawatha Homes.  He predeceased her on Jan. 20, 1974.  She worked for many years for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred and retired from the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella where she was a nursing assistant.  She married Michael Pehonich on June 14, 1980.  She was a member of United Church of Christ, Dushore and Loyalsock Post 996, American Legion Auxiliary, Dushore.  Surviving are: her spouse, Michael (Whitey) Pehonich at home; sons, Eugene W. Weisbrod of Lopez and Edmond J. Weisbrod of Mildred; daughters; Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Silverstrim of Dushore, Mrs. John R. (Betty) Bahl of Overton, Mrs. Harvey (Mary) Vough of Dushore and Mrs. Harry (Judy) Koes of Mildred; brothers, Glen Fulmer of New Albany and Wayne Fulmer of Laporte; stepbrother; George Brown of Dushore; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Marshall of Dushore, Mrs. Lyle (Joanne) Dunn of Dushore, Mrs. Francis (Pauline) Mulcahy of Monroeton and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Baker of Camptown; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home on Thursday from 2 to4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the Dushore Fire Company Ambulance Association, P.O. Box F, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GLENN A. FULMER, 68 of New Albany RR 1 died on Friday, March 15, 1996 following a heart attack.  Born on April 15, 1927 in Albany Township, New Albany he was the son of the late Eugene and Bertha Snyder Fulmer.  On June 19, 1948 he married the former Ethel “Sis” Hembury.  His wife, Sis preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1995.  Prior to his retirement in 1992, Glenn was employed by the Masonite Corp., giving 20 years of service.  Since his retirement he continued to work part time for Saxe’s Farm.  Glenn had a great love for his family especially his grandchildren.  He was a great lover of the out-of-doors and enjoyed the sport of fishing.  He left surviving: two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Thomas Parsons of New Albany, Pa. and Michele and Richard Rothrock of New Albany; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy R. Fulmer of Columbia, Pa. and William and Brenda Fulmer of Sugar Run; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Marshall of Dushore, Mrs. Dorothy Baker of Camptown, Mrs. Pauline Mulcahy of Towanda and Mrs. Joan Dunn of Dushore; a brother, Wayne Fulmer Sr. of LaPorte; a stepbrother, George Brown of Dushore; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl; a sister, Geraldine Phonich and a granddaughter, Amanda Fulmer.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 1996 at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the New Albany Cooperative Parish officiating.  Interment will be in Peace Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends and family are invited to call at McHenry Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 19, 1996 from 20 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family request that donations or contributions be made to the Dushore Ambulance or the Dushore Public Library in Mr. Fulmer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE E. GARD, 84 of 11 N. 14th St., Columbia, Pa. died Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2003 in the St. Anne Nursing Home, Columbia where he had been a patient since June 2002.  He and his wife, Dorothy Johns Gard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June.  Born Nov. 7, 1918 in Wysox Township, he was the son of the late George A. and Pearl Freeman Gard.  George graduated from Towanda high School in 1936 and in 1940 graduated from the Pennsylvania State College (now Penn State University) with a BS degree in education.  In later years, George pursued graduate studies at Penn State, Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall and Lafayette.  After college, George taught science at Hempfield High School for three years followed by one year of teaching physics to Navy Reservist at Lafayette College.  During this time he also taught physics courses in the summer at Archibald and Wilkes-Barre and night courses in Lancaster, Columbia, Quarryville and Elizabethtown.  In 1944, he began a long career with Armstrong Cork Co., now Armstrong World Industries, retiring in 1985.  Most of his Armstrong career was as a manager of a physics research team.  George retired from Armstrong as a research associated and at the time was well-known as Armstrong’s most prolific inventor with 36 U.S. patents to his credit.  Mr. Gard was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Columbia, where he served for 45 years as a member of the church council and for many years was the church’s delegate to Penn Central Conference and Lancaster Association.  He also taught Sunday school classes, chaired the Finance and Budget Committee and Personnel Committee and sang in the choir.  Beyond his professional interests, Mr. Gard enjoyed hunting on his farmland in Wysox.  In addition, he was an avid gardener and woodworker on the farmette he and his wife restored in Columbia.  George E. Gard is survived by his wife, Dorothy J.; three children, Barbara S., wife of Philip Kohl of Antrim, N.H., George J., husband of Molly H. of York, Pa. and the Rev. Linda K. of New Gloucester, Maine and four grandchildren.  George was predeceased by one brother, Walter F. Gard.  –Towanda Daily Review

E. EMERSON GARDINER, 96, a lifelong farmer and banker, formerly of Almonesson, NJ died February 15, 2005 in Troy, PA.  Born October 19, 1908, he was the son of Ralph and Amy Gardner.  He left Woodbury High School to take over the family farm when his father was injured in a fall.  Later, he started a career in banking and served as a branch manager for Westville National Bank and Colonial Bank of Haddonfield.  When he retired from banking he returned to farming and was still planting apple trees and picking apples in Troy until the age of 93.  At his death he was the oldest living member of the Almonesson Methodist Church where he served the Lord and his church in many capacities including lay member to the Annual Conference for 40 years, president of the Board of Trustees, chairman of the building committee for the new social hall and the new church, treasurer of the building fund, superintendent of the church school for 14 year, choir member for over 60 years.  He was treasurer of the New Jersey Conference Town and Country Commission and in his youth was president of the New Jersey Conference Young Adults.  Mr. Gardiner was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marguerite Foley Gardiner and his sister, Elva Wesner.  Surviving are his son, Dr. Dickinson Gardiner, Professor Emeritus of Rowan-University, now of Troy; daughter-in-law, Frances Layton Gardiner, Troy; sister-in-law, Eleanor McCall, Woodstown, NJ; brother-in-law F. Morris Wesner, Deerfield, NJ; grandsons, Richard E. Gardiner (and wife, Sally), Perrysburg, OH and Donald W. Gardiner (and wife, Dorothy), Troy, PA; great-granddaughters, Erin and Courtney; a nephew, nieces and friends.  Contributions may be sent to the trustees Memorial Endowment Fund of the Almonesson Methodist Church, Almonesson Rd., Deptford, NJ.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT CONLEY ‘BOB’ GOODWIN entered into eternal rest on the morning of April 2, 2002 in James Island, South Carolina.  Born July 5, 1930 in Canton, he was the son of William Leroy Goodwin and Carlotta Havens Goodwin.  He was the widower of Darlene “Dolly” Weinke Goodwin.  Mr. Goodwin was a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC and was the former co-owner of Dolly’s Ceramics of James Island.  He served with the US Navy during the Second World War and retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years.  Surviving are two daughters, Darlene (Joy) Manos of James Island and Carita (Didi) Coen of Groton, CT; two sons, Bruce A. Goodwin of Raleigh, NC and Robert (Chip) Goodwin of Atlanta, GA; four sisters, Betty Willis, Deltona, FL; Virginia Millward, Albermarle, NC, Lula Shaw, Norfolk, VA and Connie Goodwin, Flagler Beach, FL; brother, Leroy E. Goodwin of Canton; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral was held April 6 at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church.  Interment was private.  Memorials may be made to Care Ministry at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 1605 Harborview Road, Charleston, SC.  Arrangements were under the direction of the J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Inc., Charleston.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GOSLINE –WINIFRED E. JUNE, 89, Owego, NY died at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Mach 30, 2004 after a brief illness.  Mrs. June was a daughter of William E. and Emma Jane Eden Gosline, formerly of Roaring Branch, PA and was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1932.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Lawrence June in 1978.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnee and James Shaffer, North Tonawanda, NY; Barbara and Michael Pasquale, Owego; Deborah and William Kellam, Binghamton, NY; six grandchildren, Roger and Tracy Larson, Newark Valley; Shawn and Kristin Larson, North Tonawanda; Lori and Scott Penman, Sanborn, NY; Gregory and Nyah Shaffer, Dunnellon, FL; Timothy and Gail Paquale, Apalachin and Wendy Pasquale, Las Vegas, NV; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, William Gosline, Elmira, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma Jane and Robert Tuttle, Austin, TX; also several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by sisters, Sara Spencer Quinn, Lillian Overacker and Barbara McNutt.  A private service was held on April 1st.  Burial was in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Vestal, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAMES B. ‘JIMMY’ GOWIN, 30 of Troy RR2, Troy Twp., Pa. died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 2003 at his home following declining health.  “Jimmy” as he was known by his family and many friends was born Dec. 10, 1972 in Sayre, Pa. and was a graduate of Athens Area High School.  Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his friends and bowling.  He is survived by his mother and step-father, Judy and Fred Rosencrance of Rome RR1, his brother, John Sweat III and his wife, Holly Sweat of Ulster, a niece, Te’a Lynn Swat and nephew Dalton James Sweat and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Gowin and by a special great aunt and uncle, Hannah and Wayne Gowin.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with his uncle, Pastor George Ogden officiating.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Futures Residential Care, 23 Main Street, Towanda, Pa. in James B. Gowin’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GOWIN –VERNA LOU GOWIN HIPWELL, 66 of 11041 Edinboro Road, Erie died Sunday, July 1, 2001 at her residence.  Born March 15, 1935 in New Albany, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Ethel Woolsey Gowin.  A graduate of New Albany High, class of 1953, she had been the restaurant manager for Kaufmann’s Tic Toc for over 20 years.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She loved searching out her family history and heritage, was active in the Scottish community.  She will be remembered as one who dedicated her life to God, family and many others.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Charles Hipwell Jr.; brother, Barney Gowin and sister, Thelma Bonebrake.  She is survived by three sons, Steven Neil Hipwell and his wife, Anne of McKean, Pa., Mark Allen Hipwell and his fiancée, Deborah Peters Neenan of North East, Pa. and Randall Charles Hipwell of North Salt Lake, Utah; two daughters, Lori Ann Mackay and her husband, Kirk of Bountiful, Utah and Leslie Marie Plett and her husband, Dale of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Jason, Michael, Alicia and Graham Hipwell, Christian Mackay and Gowan and Emma Plett; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Elaine Gowin of New Albany and Malcolm and Catherine Gowin on Banner Elk, N.C.; two sisters, Eleanor Kipp and her husband, Loren of New Albany and Jeanette Bigelow of Georgia.  She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are under the direction of Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. of Erie.  –Towanda Daily Review

GREEN –MARIE GREEN COYLE of Fairbanks, Alaska died unexpectedly on Jan. 26, 1996 while visiting Hot Springs, Ark.  She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Jerry) A. Coyle; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Coyle Harrell and Nathaniel Harrell of Fairbanks, Alaska; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerard A. Coyle II and Lisa Coyle of Taunton, Mass.; five grandchildren; Jeanette and Nadia Harrell, Chelsea Whitmore, Samantha and Gerard Coyle III; her sister and brother-in-law, Lois Green Moore and Jesse Moore of Canton, Pa.; her brother, Burley Green of Pine City, N.Y.; her sister-in-law, Lucille Green of Troy, Pa.; her father-in-law, Marion A. Coyle and his friend, Gloria Della Valle of Kenner, La.; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy Coyle Dunne and John Dunne of Slidell, La. and many nieces, nephews and friends across the country.  In accordance with her wishes, her early remains will be cremated in a private service.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN A. GREENE age 61 of Charleston, W. Va. died Thursday, Aug. 17, 1976 at his home following a long illness.  He was retired from Union Carbide in South Charleston and was a 40-year resident of Charleston.  Among his survivors are his wife, Delia; a son, Clark A. Green, St. Louis, Mo.; daughter, Mrs. Robert W. Strong, Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Buck of Canton; brothers, Arnold, Canton, Leroy, Gillett, Ben, Troy; one grandchild.  Services were held on Saturday at the Wilson funeral Home with the Rev. Roy E. Morton officiating.  Interment was in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, W. Va.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GRIFFITH –URSULA G. ERICKSON, 90, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 died Monday, Jan. 31, 1994 at the Marjorie Butler home.  She was born April 30, 1903 in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Newell Griffith.  Margaret S. Newell and Thomas Griffith, her parents arrived in the United States from Wales during the Blizzard of 1888.  Ursula was the wife of Carl R. Erickson, who died in June 1977.  She is survived by a niece, Mildred VanBlarcom of RR 2, Box 52, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  Other survivors are nieces Dorothy Griffith Welliver and Ina Hansen of New Jersey and Ruth Fiore of New York; nephews Tom and Robert Kimble of New Jersey, Earl Kimble of Pennsylvania and Frank Kimble of California; a nephew by marriage, Jerry Smith of Florida and a first cousin, Doris Spittle of Great Britain.  She was also predeceased by a niece, Peggy Kimble Smith and nephews, Edward Kimble and Harold Kimble.  Mrs. Erickson and her husband, who was from Minneapolis, Minn., lived there briefly and also lived at times in Readington, N.J., Washington, D.C., Lansdale, Pa., Hendersonville, N.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Whiting, N.J. which was her last place of residence before moving to Columbia Cross Roads.  She and her husband had many friends in these locations.  There will be no calling; hours.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Readington Reformed Church in New Jersey.  Memorials may be directed to the Readington Reformed Church, Box 1, Readington, N.J.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS H. HAGER age 73 of Mansfield, PA, January 8, 1997 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Homer was born March 5, 1923 in Mansfield, PA the son of Charles and Eva Osgood Hager.  He was a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Wanda Thomas; a son, Dr. Charles T. Hager of West Point, NY; 2grandsons, Evan and Matthew Hager; a brother, Raymond Hager of Rochester, NY and a sister, Genevieve Sherman of Montoursville, PA.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Sunday2-4 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 4:00p.m. with Rev. Rudolph J. VanderHiel officiating.  Burial will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette

HAIGHT –BEVERLY JANE VOUGH, 68, formerly a Monroeton resident died Wednesday, Nov. 2,1994 at Pleasant Care Nursing Home in Napa., Calif.  Born Nov. 27, 1925 in Monroeton, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Russell C. and Emma Spear Haight.  She married Donald E. Vough, Sr. on March 20, 1942 and they brought their family to California in 1953 settling in Napa.  Beverly worked for Varian Electronic Instrument Company in Walnut Creek for several years and following retirement, she and her husband lived in Paradise, Calif., from 1976 until 1988 when they returned to Napa.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 1989.  Surviving are; a daughter, Gloria Lloyd; four sons, Donald E. Vough, Jr., Lyman Russell Vough, Dale L. Vough and Steven O. Vough; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Joyce Danielski of Napa; a brother, Keith S. Haight of Towanda; numerous nieces and nephews.  A private family memorial service will be held.  Arrangements were cared for by Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel in Napa, Calif.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1732 Jefferson St., Napa, Calif. in Beverly Vough’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

LARUE W. HAIGHT, 75 of 618 Hoppestown Road, Williamsport died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at his residence.  He was born Jan.21, 1929 in Troy, a son of Harry and Ella Jones Haight.  LaRue was a member of the Loyalsock Baptist Church and was a member of the Plunketts Creek Volunteer Fire Co. and its Fire Police.  He retired from Radiant Steel in Williamsport where he had worked for 31years and on Sept. 24, 2003 celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Zelma M. Chapman.  He is survived by his wife; three sons, Stephen L. (Kathy) Haight and William L. Haight, both of Proctor and Robert A. Haight of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, the Rev. Cleon Haight of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, Brian, Steven, Shannon and Heather Haight and two great-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his parents, a brother, H. David Haight and a sister, LaVerna Phillips.  The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. John W. Pittenger, his pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROBERT HAIGHT, 53 of Sorrento, Florida formerly of Troy died Saturday, November 10, 1984.  He was born in Mountain Lake, the son of Seward and Ethel Haight.  Survivors include his wife, Mary and ten children all of Florida, his mother, Ethel of Leroy; sisters, Mrs. Anna Perry of Sayre and Doris Morris of Wellsburg, N.Y.; three brothers, Floyd of Troy, Miles and Vern of Florida.  Funeral services were held Monday, November 19, 1984 in Sorrento, Florida.  –Towanda Daily Review

WAYNE L. HAIGHT JR., 57, Clarksville, Tennessee died of a heart attack at his home on July16, 1991.  Mr. Haight was born in Towanda on September 3, 1933, the son of the late Wayne L. Sr. and Katherine D. Haight.  He was a 1952 graduate of Towanda High School, served with the US Army seeing action in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He retired from active duty after 23 years and settled in Clarksville.  Mr. Haight is survived by his wife, RoseMarie; stepchildren, Cecile Schultz, Newfields, NH and Patricia St. Onge and Roger Petit, Clarksville, TN; a brother and sister-in-law, Keith L. and Patricia Haight, Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, James H. and Marilyn Place and Robert F. Sr. and Sylvia Lewis, Towanda; a uncle and aunt, Keith S. Sr. and LaVerne Haight, Towanda; two aunts and an uncle Ted and Joyce Danielski and Beverly Vough, Nap, CA; three step-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were conducted at the military cemetery in Nashville on July 19.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter, 912 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HAINES –PEGGY SPITZ age 88 of Chambersburg, PA died Saturday, February 5, 2000 at Waterman Hospital in Eustis, FL.  Mrs. Spitz was born October 21, 1911 in Jefferson, NY the daughter of Wilbur and Anna M. (Stilwell) Haines.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle, PA.  Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Leonard J. Spitz; daughters, Lynn A. Spitz of Bellevue, WA, Marilea A. Geyer of Chambersburg, PA, Marian P. MacNett of Troy, PA, Sheryl A. Pletsch of Germantown, MD; sons, Raymond A. Spitz of Myrtle Beach, ASD Donald N. Spitz, Lexington, KY; seven grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.  Funeral services were held at the Thomas Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg on February 11 with the Rev. Bruck Dick Jr. and the Rev. John E. Geyer officiating and burial was to be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.  –Troy Gazette-Register

HARBST –CHRISTINE MARIE MCCABE, 91 of Nichols, N.Y. died on May 5, 2002 at the Tioga Nursing Facility following a period of declining health.  Christine was born on Oct. 11, 1910 in LeRaysville a daughter of the late James and Alice (Montgomery) Harbst.  She was a member of the Nichols Baptist Church and enjoyed fellowship with the Nichols Senior Citizens Club.  Christine was an avid reader and a member of the Friends of the Cady Library.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, June and David Seelman of Nichols;  sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sherry McCabe of Norfolk, Va. and Gene and Jay  McCabe of Whitehouse, Texas; a sister, Geraldine Coolbaugh of Athens; a brother, James Harbst of Homestead, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends.  Christine was predeceased by her husband, Wilton McCabe, daughter, Dorothy Rought; brothers, Paul and Edward and a sister, May Daugherty.  In compliance with Christine’s wishes, her body has been donated to be used for medical education and research.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Nichols Baptist Church.  She loved and enjoyed flowers in her life, but wanted no flowers after her death.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Nichols Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156, Nichols, N.Y. or the Cady Library, P.O. Box 70, Nichols, N.Y. in loving memory of Christine M. McCabe.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 s. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL B. HARDEN of 9 Kingsley Square, Plantation Bay, Ormand Beach, Fla. formerly of Lake Wesauking died Monday morning, Jan. 1, 1996 at his home.  He was 72 years old.  Paul was born in West Franklin to Paul R. and Edith Schrader Harden.  He attended Towanda schools and played basketball and football along with his lifelong friend, Elting Johnson.  After he was graduated from high school, Paul attended Bliss Electrical School and then served as a frogman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  When he returned to Towanda he joined his father in operating Harden’s Electric Shop.  He also made what he referred to as “the smartest move” of his life and was married to the former Maxine Fairchild.  They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in April.  Together they ran the business, built several homes and were active in their children’s activities and those of community groups.  Paul was a member of the Towanda Borough Council, Bradford County Industrial Development Committee, Towanda Country Club and Quarry Glen Club.  He also served as chairman of the Red Cross Blood Drive and the Bradford County United Way.  In 1984 he received the Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellowship award in recognition of his civic work.  After 30 years Paul sold his electrical business and joined Citizens and northern Bank.  He continued there as senior vice president until his retirement.  He and Maxine then moved to their present home in Florida where Paul enjoyed golfing, gardening and wood working.  He liked to travel and looked forward to his annual trips back to Lake Wesauking.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters and sons-in-law, David R. and Elly Smith of Monroeton and Dr. Michael and Becky Bradley of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Paul Burton and Carson Harden of Raleigh, N.C. and grandchildren, Joshua Harden Smith of Monroeton and Anna Harden and Paul B. Harden III of Raleigh, N.C.  He is also survived by his step-mother, Elizabeth Harden of Prescott, Ariz.  There will be no funeral service.  Memorials may be directed to Bradford County Children’s Services Advisory Board, 220 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the charity of your choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

ANSEL ROBERT HARKNESS, 83 of 33 Water St., Hudson, Mass. died April 23, 2000.  He was born June 17, 1916 in the Big Pond area, the son of Frank and Hulda Harkness.  Ansel and his wife of 60 years have resided in Hudson for many years.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lee and two sisters, Ruth Wrisley and Alma Wrisley.  He is survived by his wife, Dolly; a daughter, Patricia Lange and many nieces and nephews.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARKNESS –ELEANOR HARKNESS MORYAN, 76, died March 26, 2001 at her home in Freehold, NJ.  Born in Canton, June 9, 1924, she had lived in Elmira and Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Pentagon.  She also lived in Jersey City, NJ before moving to Edison, NJ in 1955 where she lived until she moved to Freehold, NJ in 1995.  Mrs. Moryan worked in the Customer Service Department of Stauffer Chemical Company in South Plainfield, NJ for 15 years until retiring in 1988.  She was a member of the Pierce Memorial Presbyterian Church Women’s Guild in Farmingdale, NJ and the Silvermead Auxiliary of Freehold, NJ.  Surviving are her husband, James Moryan; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Marie Layng, Canton, daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Bob Bryk, Scottsdale, AZ, Janice and Tom Romisoukas, Barbara and Neal Campbell, all of Howell, NJ; stepsons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Chris Moryan, Doylestown, PA; Jeff and Sue Moryan, Westfield, NJ; stepdaughter, Nancy Egan, Jackson NJ; 10 grandchildren, Veronda, Audrey, Joe, Kelly, Spencer, Mason, Emily, Robbie, Timmy, Brian; nine step-grandchildren; Jim, Kathleen, Colette, Grant, Claire, Walter, Jessica, Brooke, Lauren; five brothers and three sisters, Willard, Harry, George, Arthur and Don Harkness; Marian, Jane Harkness and Dorothy Possemoto.  The funeral service was at the C.H.T. Clayton and son Funeral Home, Adelphia, NJ.  Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick, NJ.  Memorial contributions in Mrs. Moryan’s name can be directed to Joshua House Ministries, 42 Main St., Parmingdale, NJ.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DR. HARRY C. HARKNESS – Following with stunning suddenness the death of Mrs. Harkness on June 25th, Dr. Harry C. Harkness on June 25th, Dr. Harry C. Harkness aged 54 died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. A. Hufford in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 18th, 1925.  He had gone there for rest following the death of his wife and was found dead in his bed when his daughter went to call him in the morning.  Dr. Harkness practiced for several years in Mainesburg before moving to Mansfield where he took a prominent part in the affairs of the community for his 12 years of residence.  He is survived by three sons, Clifton, Carlton and John at home; one daughter, Mrs. A. A. Hufford of Philadelphia and one sister, Anna, who is house nurse at the Normal School.  Dr. Harkness was treasurer of the Mansfield School Board, a member of Mansfield Masonic Lodge, I.O.O.F. and the M. E. church.  The funeral was held from the home at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon.  The burial was in the Mansfield cemetery.  Among those from Troy, who attended were:  Mr. and Mrs. P. S. King, Mrs. Colton Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gates, Mr. and Mrs. George McKean and Miss Jennie Bailey of East Orange, N.J., who was visiting here.

HARMAN –ELIZABETH A. ‘BETTY’ ROUPP, 93 of Ravine Road, formerly of RD Trout Run died Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Williamsport Home.  Betty was born Sept. 17, 1910 in Bodines, a daughter of Charles and Addie Correll Harman.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roupp in 1967.  Betty was a longtime member of the Steam Valley Community Bible Church.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing.  Betty was noted for being a caregiver to people all over the area.  She is survived by a daughter, Marian Roupp of RD Trout Run; a son, Harold (Beverly) Landon of Venice, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Landon of Oval; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Marvin Landon in 1930, Nathan Landon of Oval in 1998; daughter, Lorraine Kinney of Rochester, N.Y. in 1988; brothers, Floyd, Edgar, Norman, Wilbur, Robert, Lester, Harman and sister, Margaret Bowman.  A celebration of Betty’s life will be held Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Cogan House Christian Church, Cogan House Road, Trout Run.  Rev. Brian Roloson, pastor of Maranatha Church will officiate.  A fellowship dinner will follow the service at the community building.  Family will provide the flowers.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Warrensville Cemetery (Oaklawn).  Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Forth St., Williamsport.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DONALD JAMES HARTFORD, 38 of Monroeton RR1, husband of Laura Barrett Hartford died Thursday evening, July 15, 1999 following a motorcycle accident on Rt. 414 in Leroy Township.  Born April 7, 1961 in Sayre, he was the son of Harland Hartford and the late Donna Parker Hartford.  Donnie graduated from Athens High School in the class of 1979.  Following graduation, Donnie worked at various places throughout the area.  His most recent employment was with K.J. Transport in Farmington, N.Y. where he served as one of the company’s truck drivers.  He was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston.  Donnie was a jack of all trades.  He will be remembered for his willingness to give a helping hand to whomever was in need and for the special place he held in his heart for children.  He is survived by his wife, Laura at home; stepson, Cory J. Tucker at home; stepdaughter, Jamie C. Nelson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his father and stepmother, Harland and Connie Hartford of Canton; his grandmother, Leah Parker of Canton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Leah and Jerry Hammack of Canton and Michelle (Mick) Hartford of Harrisburg; tow brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jeff and Tina Ragan of Canton and Chad and Kelly Ragan of Harrisburg; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Teresa Mosher of Harrisburg.  Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Leah Parker Hartford and a brother, Harland Lynwood Hartford.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1999 at the pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A memorial service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be held in the West Hill Cemetery, Shunk at the convenience of the family.  Because of Donnie’s love of children the family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, attn. Memorial-Donor Program, First St. Jude’s Place Building, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn.  –Towanda Daily Review

GLEN L. HARTFORD, 64 of Shunk RD 1 died August 18, 1989 in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Mr. Hartford died of complication stemming from injuries suffered in a July 28, 1989 accident which occurred while pulling horses.  Mr. Hartford was born June 17, 1925 at Laquin, a son of James S. and Lila Leonard Hartford Sr.  He retired as an employee and union steward for Interstate Amiesite.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Canton VFW Post #714.  Mr. Hartford was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and the Endless Winds Fire Company, Shunk.  He enjoyed raising and training horses and was an avid horse puller for more than 40 years.  On Feb. 4, 1947, Mr. Hartford married the former Ora Henry, who survives him.  Also surviving are three daughters, Judy Richter and fiancée, Charles Zimmer, Athens, Glena and Denis Burr, New Tripoli, Miss Hala Hartford and special friend, James Bloom at home; one son and daughter-in-law, Glen L. and Carole Hartford Jr., North Myrtle Beach, NC; 11 grandchildren, Hope Shaffer, Heather Richter, Dody, Jody, Theresa and Jason Hartford, Tamara, Scott and Mandy Horton, Dusty and Jennifer Burr; nine brothers, Reed Hartford, Wheelerville, Lawrence Hartford, Shunk, James Hartford Jr., Troy RD, Dean Hartford, Troy RD 3, Dale Hartford, Alba, Earl and Robert Hartford, Canton RD 2, Harlan Hartford, Canton RD 1 and Alan Williams, Canton RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Hickok, Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Hartford is also survived by many dear friends, including Drew and Regina Bagley.  Funeral services were held Monday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment was in the West Hill Cemetery, Shunk.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES S. HARTFORD, 79 of Shunk RD 1 died at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport Sunday morning shortly after being admitted to the hospital.  His death followed a long illness.  He was a retired farmer and was born in Monroeton on May 6, 1896.  He was a son of Horton and Abie Northrup Hartford.  He was a veteran of World War I having served overseas fro 13 months in the 313th Field Artillery.  He was a member of the McDermott Post No. 452, Mildred and was a member of VFW Post 714 of Canton, being the older member at the time of his death.  Mr. Hartford and his wife observed their 54th wedding anniversary in March of this year.  He is survived by his wife, the former Lila Leonard; daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Hickok of Canton; ten sons, Reed of Shunk, Lawrence of Shunk, Glen of Shunk, James Jr. of Shunk, Robert of Shunk, Dean of Troy, Harland of Athens, Earl of Canton, Alan of Canton and Dale of Alba.  Forty-four grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Lucy) Beers of Athens, several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Officiant will be the Rev. Ralph Graham, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery in Shunk.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN R. HARTFORD age 51 of 520 Fulton St., Elmira, NY.  He was born September 3, 1953 in Troy, PA, son of Reed St. and Janice (Parks) Hartford and died Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at home.  He is survived by his parents of Shunk, PA; children, Jonathan of Shunk, PA and Jessica of Lancaster, PA; step-daughter, Ann Smith of Ft. Jackson, SC; sister, Lila Hartford; brothers, Mike, Chuck and Reed, Jr. all of Elmira, Paul of Big Flats, Ricky of Shunk, PA and Myron of Batavia, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.  John was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Tuesday, October 5th at 2 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira.  Interment will be in Shunk Cemetery, Shunk, PA at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

MR. DONALD E. HARVEY age 73 of RR4, Box 4313, Meshoppen, Pa. (Briar Ridge) died early Tuesday morning, March 11, 2003 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa.  Born in Vosburg, Pa. on Feb. 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Russell and Frances Rowe Harvey.  He was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High School class of 1949.  After that he was in the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country as an airman first class, serving in Korean from 1950 to 1954.  Mr. Harvey was employed for many years as a station agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  He was also a milk inspector for the D.H.I.A. and retired from the U.R.S. office in Tunkhannock in 1980.  He was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, the V.F.W. Endless Mountains Post No. 2583, Mehoopany, Pa. and the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, Black Walnut.  Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife, the former Jeanette Gruver Harvey, to whom he had been married for 48 years; three daughters, Eileen Harvey (Bill Rizzo) of Tobyhanna, Pa., Alice Madden (Donald) of Lake Winola, Pa. and Kay Serine (Rocco Serine) of Meshoppen; a brother, Russell Harvey of Hemlock, N.Y. and four sisters; Ruth Spring of Wyoming, Pa. and Pauline Davis, Eleanor Milligan and Doris Colbenson, all of Tunkhannock, Pa., also six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Smith 1987; a sister, Marion Grow and a brother, C. Percy Harvey.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at the  Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen with the Rev. Dan Herron of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock with military graveside services to be conducted by the members of the V.F.W. Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 and Rought Hall Post o. 510 American Legion.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Jack Roberts at RR2, Box 102A, Meshoppen, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ELMER G. HATCH, 77 of 222 Chestnut St., Athens died Sunday, March 22, 1998 at home after suffering a heart attack.  Born in Athens Township, June 2, 1920, he was the son of Arthur and Elvira Hoose Hatch.  He attended Athens schools.  He was a self-employed dairy farmer for 43 years and later worked for Wolfe Poultry Farms until he retired.  He was a member of the First Church of God, Sayre and he was proud of his Iroquois Indian heritage.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane at home; a son, Roger Hatch of Chemung, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and John Goble of Spring Lake, N.C.; two grandchildren, Nicholas G. Goble and Jaime Hatch; a brother, Norman Hatch of Athens; a sister, Louella Rogers of Cattaraugus, N.Y.; a special friend, Sue Hatch of Waverly, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre with Rev. Kim Clark officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to his church or the American Heart Assoc., 228 Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

VERNON MILES HATCH, 90, died December 24, 2001 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella.  Born May 23, 1991 in Elkland Township, he was a son of Joseph and Amanda Jane (Jenny Barnes) Hatch.  A graduate of Estella three-year high school, he took his fourth year from New Albany, after which he spent eight weeks at Penn State College and spent five years as improvement supervisor in the capacity of a milk tester.  For 1937 to 1941 he farmed.  Then from April 1941 he farmed.  Then from April 1941 to July 1, 1976 he was employed by the United States Government as postmaster of the Forksville Post Office.  He belonged to the Forksville Methodist Church and served as trustee for many years, was a member of the Dushore, Eldresville, Endless Winds, Hillsgrove and Forksville fire companies and was treasurer and charter member of the Firemen’s Relief Fund.  He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a life member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States.  Other memberships include the IOOF of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Forksville until the time of its consolidation with the Towanda Lodge; he was a 32-degree brother Mason of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 in Monroeton and also belonged to Scottish Rite in Williamsport.  His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, fishing and stamp collecting.  Surviving are his wife, Florence Fawcett Hatch whom he married on December 31, 1937; children, Darwin G. Hatch, Elkland Township, Brenda Hatch Hartford, Canton; seven grandchildren, Benjamin Hatch, Amanda Leona Florence Hatch, Joann Hatch LaBarge, Brent Hartford, Brian Hartford, Brenda Jackson, Timothy Hatch; five great-grandchildren, Amanda LaBarge, Wesley LaBarge, Taylor Renay Hartford, Trevor James Hartford, Kaleb Robert Hartford; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Oril and Mary; brothers, Otis and Lawrence.  The funeral service was held December 28 in the Forksville Cemetery with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating.  Masonic funeral rites were performed at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JOHN W. (JACK) HAVENS age 72 of 272 East Franklin St., Horseheads, NY.  Jack was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 23, 1997.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara West Havens; father-in-law, Clifford West; son and daughter-in-law, James and Linda Havens of Fassett, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Thomas Dininny of Elmira, NY, Lisa and David Kennedy of Horseheads, NY, Judy and Richard Farley of Lowman, NY; grandchildren, Tom, Kristi, Damon, Lori, John, Tiffany, Justin, Brandon and Caleb.  Predeceased by his son, John William Havens, Jr. (1974).  Jack was a veteran of WW II.  He was the personnel director for the former National Homes Corporation and retired assistant vice president of Human Resources, Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Jack was a member of Horseheads First Baptist Church.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 26, 1997 from 6-9 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY.  Calling hours at Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997.  Funeral service and committal will follow with the Rev. Bruce Snyder officiating.  The family will provide flowers.  In lieu of flowers it was Jack’s wish that contributions be made to the Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GERALD D. HAWTHORNE, 74 of Mesa, AZ died May 13, 1990 in Mesa General Hospital.  Mr. Hawthorne was born in Granville Summit, a son of Dent and Ethel Card Hawthorne.  He moved to Arizona in 1963 from Detroit, MI, where he worked for the General Motors proving grounds as a resident engineer until retiring in 1980.  He served on the Arbitration Board for Chrysler and the Mesa Crime Committee and volunteered for the Better Business Bureau and Mesa Senior Center.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred; sons, Gerald, Wilmington, NC and Duncan Jones, Seattle; sisters, Celia Gowan, Granville Summit, Eloise Hawthorne, Flourtown, Pa., Mary Neff, South Charleston, OH; brothers, Dent Jr., East Smithfield and Orrin, Granville Summit.  Five grandsons and four great-grandchildren also survive.  Services were held May 16 at Melcher’s Chapel of the Roses, Mesa, AZ with burial in Mesa City Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 5/31/1990

HAXTON –SALLY JO HAXTON SANTOSUOSSO, 60 of East Windsor, NJ went home to be with her Lord April 19, 2000 at her home after an extended illness.  Born in Canton June 8, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Milton and Dorothy Page Haxton.  She grew up in Athens and graduated from Athens High School in 1957.  She attended Lock Haven State Teachers College from 1957 to 1959.  Subsequent to her attendance at Lock Haven she worked as a teller and general assistant at Chemung Canal Savings and Loan in Elmira, NY.  In December 1959, while attending a Christmas party, her beauty attracted John Santosuosso’s gaze across the crowd filled room.  They were married on August 29, 1961in Elmira, NY.  The fruit of this union is seen in their children, Teresa and Johnny and in their grandchildren, Christa, Keith and Caitlyn.  Mrs. Santosuosso played the piano and would often accompany many family members in the singing of hymns after dinner.  She loved to entertain and was a very hospitable person whose home was always open to friends, family and acquaintances.  She also enjoyed writing, especially rhyming poems.  These poems were often given to individuals on special occasions and placed in general letters and cards sent to various people.  She was a very kind, affectionate, gracious, loving, considerate and tender-hearted person.  She is survived by her husband, John; children, Teresa (Rick) Petersen, Carteret, NJ; John (Christy) Santosuosso, Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Christa and Keith Petersen and Caitlyn Santosuosso; sister, Phyllis Beidleman, Athens, PA.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Llwellyn (Bud) Haxton and sister, Virginia (Haxton) Morgan.  A memorial service was held at the Saul Colonial Funeral home in Hamilton Square April 21.  Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HEATH –CORA M. ELCHAK, 73, Lopez, PA died December 3, 2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.  Born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County on April 15, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Hunsinger Heath.  She attended local schools and married Nicholas Elchak, Lopez, PA on May 21, 1949.  Mrs. Elchak affectionately known as “Sissy” was a homemaker and a loving spouse and mother, she was a member of the Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills, Lutheran Church, Mildred, PA.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Judy Elchak, Monroeton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Robert Ayres, Granville Summit, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Heath, Jr., New Albany, PA; George and Joan Heath, Mildred, PA; John Heath, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Wesley and Elizabeth Heath, Colley, PA; Ernest and Jeannie Heath, Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Harold O’Connor, Mildred, PA; aunt, Catherine Hunsinger, Laporte, PA; brothers-in-law and spouses, Michael and Anne Elchak, Monroeton, PA, Leo and Delores Elchak, Lopez, PA; sister-in-law and spouse, Alice and Walter Shepherd, Blue Hill, Maine; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband on June 16, 1982; a brother, James Heath, December 3, 1988.  The funeral was held December 6 at Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, PA with the Rev. Randele Lee Albers, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Mildred Ambulance Association, PO Box 74, Mildred, PA or Trinity Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT HEATH JR. age 75 of New Albany, Pa. died on Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Bob was born in Dushore, Pa. on December 15, 1928, the son of the late Robert Sr. and Mary Ellen Hunsinger Heath.  He attended Cherry Township High School and married the former Louise B. Montanye of Elmira, N.Y. on Jan. 12, 1952.  Louise predeceased him on February 7, 1993.  Bob served with the U.S. Army in Korea after the war, worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa. and was also engaged in Logging.  He later went to work for GTE Sylvania in Towanda from which he retired after more than 25 years of service.  Bob loved farming which he did during all of his working and retired years.  He raised horses and cows and enjoyed going to the different stock yard sales.  He also enjoyed being with his grand children and great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the Laddsburg Community Church.  Surviving are: his daughter and son-in-law, Mary & Clarence Fenton of New Albany, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie & Harold O’Conner of Mildred, Pa.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, George & Joann Heath of Mildred, Pa., Wesley & Elizabeth Heath of Colley, Pa., Ernest & Jeannie Heath of Towanda, Pa., John Heath of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; aunt, Catherine Hunsinger of Laporte, Pa.; brothers-in-law and spouses, Lyman Montanye of Elmira, N.Y., Philo & Agnes Montanye of Millerton, Pa., Lester Montanye of Pine City, N.Y., Raymond & Marjorie Montanye of Chemung, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Maryetta Voorhees of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Cora Elchak of Lopez, Pa. on Dec. 3, 2003 and a brother, James W. Heath of Mildred, Pa. on Dec. 3, 1988.  Services will be held on Monday, May 24, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Laddsburg Community Church with the Rev. Sam Jordan, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, May 23, 2004 from 2 to 9 p.m.  Graveside Military Services will be accorded by McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISS TERRY LYNNE HEESS, 21 of Forksville RD 2, died at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport early Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, 1977 after an illness since August.  She was born in Williamsport on July 2, 1956.  Miss Heess was a graduate of the 1974 class of Sullivan County High School where she played saxophone in the school band.  She was in her senior year at the United Wesleyan College in Allentown.  Miss Heess was majoring in Christian education and day care administration.  She was very talented in music and sang two years in the Wesleyan Choir at the college.  While at home, she attended the Wesleyan Church at Lincoln Falls and played the organ there before going to college.  At college she attended the Nazarene Church in Bethlehem, Pa. and was an accredited Nazarene Sunday school teacher.  She also worked with the youth group of that church.  Her survivors include her mother, Mrs. Nellie Hess.  Her father, Kermit LaRue Heess died in 1970.  Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Wilson of Falcner, N.Y., Mrs. John (Ella Ruth) Bryan of Williamsport, Mrs. Wallace (Betty Lou) Bozman of Forksville and Mrs. Dallas (Sandra) Brown of Forksville RD 2; one brother, Carl K. Heess of Shunk, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Wesleyan Church, Lincoln Falls on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Luther Lawver, her pastor and the Rev. Ralph Perry of Ohio, former pastor of the Nazarene Church of Bethlehem officiating.  Burial will be in Elkland Friends Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan County.

WALTER R. HEESS, 70 of Phoenix, AZ died Sept. 1, 1988.  He was born in Sullivan County, PA and operated Heess Beverage in Canton for 25 years.  Mr. Heess retired to Phoenix, AZ in 1974.  He was a member of the Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey; a daughter, Sandra Sutton and a son, W. Robert, both of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Barbara Wheeler, Elmira, NY and four grandchildren of Phoenix.  (May be more to obit.)  -Canton Independent Sentinel

CHRISTIAN A. HEINZE, 82 died at his home in Elkland Township, Sullivan County Sunday evening, Oct. 24, 1954.  Mr. Heinze was a well known Elkland Township farmer and had resided in that locality all of his life.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Wright of Canton and Mrs. Lena Brown at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hattie May of Wheelerville; one son, Harry Heinze of Forksville; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Birdsall of Hillsgrove; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body was at the family home where services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Elden Ehrhart of Dushore officiating.  Interment was in German Reformed Cemetery, Elkland Township.  –Towanda Daily Review

EUGENE R. HEINZE, 64 of Elkland Township, Forksville RR1 died on Friday evening, Oct. 27, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born on March 15, 1936 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, a son of the late Harry and Mary Mullen Heinze.  Prior to his retirement in 1999, he had been employed by McCarty & Driscoll.  Mr. Heinze was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  He was a lumberman and was engage in small engine repair.  Eugene and his wife, Geraldine Sullivan Heinze, had celebrated 43 years of marriage.  He had attended the Millview Wesleyan Church in Millview.  He left surviving; his wife, Geraldine Sullivan Heinze at home; his mother, Mary Mullen Heinze of Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Penny Heinze of New Albany; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Raymond Woodruff of Warrington, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and William Blasi of Dushore; two brothers, Ronald Heinze of Forksville, Pa. and Royce Heinze of Illinois; a sister, Susan Byrnes of Williamsport, Pa.; seven grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Heinze in January2000 and by a son, Raymond, Heinze on Oct. 27, 1980.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore officiating.  Interment will follow in Forksville Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in Mr. Heinze’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARRY R. HEINZE, 92 of Forksville RR 1 died on Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at his home in Estella.  Born on Nov. 15, 1907 in Fox Township, Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Christian and Maude Heinze.  Harry and his wife, Mary Mullen Heinze owned and operated a farm in Sullivan County until their retirement in 1970.  He enjoyed his lifetime in the outdoors, farming, hunting and fishing.  Harry is survived by his wife, Mary of the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella; three sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Geraldine Heinze of Forksville, Ronald and Ella D. Heinze of Forksville and Royce and Kitty Heinze of Tennessee; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Thomas Byrne of Williamsport, Pa.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a niece.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lena Brown and Anna Wright.  A funeral and committal service will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Dushore officiating.  Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery, Forksville.  –Towanda Daily Review

HEMBURY –DOROTHY ELIZABETH RAUB, 78 of Dushore RR 1, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born on April 6, 1922 in Mildred, a daughter of the late Henry Samuel and Anna Radka Hembury.  Dorothy was a graduate of the first graduating class at Turnpike High School.  On September 3, 1949 she married Wilbur Raub.  Her husband preceded her in death. She has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was an active member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel in Dushore and a past Sunday school teacher.  Her memberships also included the Trinity Chapel Gleaner Society and Trinity Chorus.  She was a member of the Altar Guild.  She was always willing to help with the many church fund-raisers and events.  Mrs. Raub was an avid reader.  She enjoyed doing latch hook and loved to bake.  She is survived by four children and their spouses; Amy and William Funk of Doylestown, Pa., Cynthia and Wayne Casto of Laporte, Beth and Wayne Williams of Nicholson, Pa. and Lois and Randall Ruhl of Muncy Valley; two sisters, Lois Hembury and Marie Wheeler; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew and Amanda Funk, Erin Casto, Megan and Robert Williams and Katelyn and Bradley Ruhl and two nieces and three nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore with the Rev. Dr. Eddie Nielsen, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Cherry Township, Dushore.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 6 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Youth Choir, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, Pa. in Mrs. Raub’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HENNING –HANNAH R. LANDIS, 85 died Thursday evening, June 5, 2003 in Oakwood Court at the Dock Woods Community, Lansdale, PA.  She was the wife of the late Norman D. Landis who died in 1982.  Mrs. Landis lived at the family homestead on Troxel Road in Towamencin Township all her life, until moving to the retirement community in 1992.  She was born in Lansdale, a daughter of the late Andrew K. and Katie Rosenberger Henning and graduated from the Towamencin Township schools.  On the farm, Mrs. Landis spent a great amount of time pursuing her interests in poultry and livestock.  She devoted her life to her church and family.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her a special source of joy.   For several years she worked at the kitchen at Docks Woods Community.  She was a life member of Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield.  In addition she had been an active member of the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary in Kulpsville and the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.  Surviving are four children; Doris L. Alderfer and her husband, Leroy G., Lansdale; Marlene Alderfer and her husband, Jacob L., Souderton; Rev. N. Glen Landis and his wife Barbara and Rev. Arlen R. Landis and wife, Marilyn all of Troy RD1; thirteen grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by triplet great-grandsons, Samuel, Matthew and Mason Strohecker and a brother, Warren Henning.  The service was conducted June 9 in the Dock Woods Community Chapel in Lansdale.  Interment will be in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in the memory of Mrs. Landis may be made to the New Life Church of Canton, RR 2 Box 126B, Canton, PA or the Andrea Alderfer Biliary fund, c/o Mark A. Huffman, Esq., 430 Main Street, Harleysville, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HENRY –ORA HARTFORD, 74, Roaring Branch, PA (McNett Twp.) died September 3, 2004 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born on May 27, 1930 in Proctor, PA, she was a daughter of the late Glen and Hazel (Leighton) Henry.  She grew up in the Shunk area and in earlier years enjoyed attending the Shunk United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Hartford was a former member of the Endless Winds volunteer Fire Company, Canton’s VFW Auxiliary Post 714 and served with the Woman’s Democratic Committee.  She was married to the late Glen L. Hartford for over 43 years and was a busy homemaker and devoted mother who was very proud of her family.  Mrs. Hartford loved playing cards and socializing at the Midway Truck Stop.  Known for her sense of humor, she would also share many thoughtful and insightful words of encouragement.  She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed embroidering.  Surviving are: children, Judy Richter (Charles Zimmer), Athens, PA, Glen “Tink” (Carole) Hartford, Walhalla, SC, Glena “Susie” (Denny) Burr, Canton and Hala Hartford (Don Foye), Roaring Branch; 12 grandchildren, Hope (Phil) Shaffer, Heather (Mike) Frisbie, Tamara (Kai) Gitten, Scott (Amy) Horton, Dody (Wyatt) Selleck, Jody (Howard) Selleck, Teresa Marie Hartford, Mandie (Jon) Miller, Jason Hartford, Dustin Burr, Jennifer Burr (Dave Proseus) and Nakia Lorane Carpenter; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Delores) Henry, Milan, MI; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Glen August 18, 1989 and several brothers and sisters.  The funeral was held September 7 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. J. Herbert Eby officiating.  Burial was in West Hill cemetery.  Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA in Mrs. Hartford’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HESS –JEAN RUTH HESS MCCARTY, 71 of Laporte died on Wednesday, April 27, 1994 at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.  She was born on June 17, 1992 in Auburn, N.Y. the daughter of the late Howard H. and J. Ethel Riley Hess.  Most of her lifetime was spent in the Laporte area.  On Feb. 28, 1994 Jean and her husband, Raymond McCarty celebrated 52 years of marriage.  She was formerly employed by Fred Lee Lumber Company of Navou, Pa., the Sullivan County Courthouse and the Philadelphia Osteopathic Medical Center as a cook.  Presently she was employed by the Sullivan County School District at the high school as a cafeteria worker giving 13 years of service.  Mrs. McCarty is a member of American Legion Post No. 601 Ladies Auxiliary of Sonestown, the Rock Run Assembly of God Church, the Women’s Aglow of Rock Run Church and the Laporte Women’s Club.  She left surviving; her husband, Raymond McCarty at home; two sons, Dennis R. McCarty of Rapid City, S.D. and Lee M. McCarty of Mildred; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Sharon) Spako of Muncy RR 1, Mrs. Ronald (Sherry) Eberlin of Sonestown and Mrs. Arthur (Kathy) Durland of Dushore; tow stepbrothers; Rev. W. Ray Deming of Muncy RR and Rev. J. Roy Deming of Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding her in death was her parents, Howard and Ethel Hess; a stepfather, Jaruis Deming; a half-brother, Marshall Ryan and a daughter, Cheryll Guglielmi.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 1994 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore with the Rev. James Bechtel, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery in Laporte.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday evening, May 1, 1994 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

HIEBER –JONNA C. ALBERTS, 66, Troy, died July 8, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born September 7, 1937 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Charles J. and Shirley E. Pratt Hieber.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cogan Station and had been employed by Wundies, Inc. in Williamsport for over 35 years.  Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Stroup, Troy; brother, Carl Hieber, Williamsport, five grandchildren, Loni, Salt Lake City, UT; Brandon, Lock Haven, PA; Matthew, State College, PA and Adelyn and Christopher, Troy, PA.  She was predeceased by twin grandsons, Justin and Shannon.  A graveside service was held in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport with Elder Albert Luther Wilson officiating.  Memorial contributions may be given to the Bradford County Manor, RR3, Box 322, Troy, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of Sanders Mortuary in Williamsport.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHRIS DEAN HIGLEY, 41 of New Albany died on Thursday evening, April 22, 2004 in Overton, PA.  He was born May 29, 1962 in Troy a son of Dawin M. and Phyllis Caseman Higley.  Chris was a 1980 graduate of Sullivan County High School.  He had been employed at Taylor Packing, Inc. for over 20 years.  In 1989 Chris moved to New Albany from Dushore.  He was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping, being outdoors, hiking and motorcycles.  He is survived by his parents Dawin and Phyllis Higley of Shunk; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Arthur Baggott of Deltona, Fla. and Dora and Warren Brown of Montoursville; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Glenn Higley of Ocala, Fla., David and Donna Higley of Wyalusing and Clayton Higley of Shunk; special friends, Dale and Daisy Bacorn of Barto, W.V.; 16 nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.  A private graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the (Brown) Shunk Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be made to the Shunk United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice in Chris Higley’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DALE LAMAR HIGLEY SR. age 66 of Upland, Calif. died May 29, 2000 at Kaiser Hospital, Fontana.  He was born Nov. 6, 1933 in Forksville, Pa., the son of the late Ralph and Lelah (McCarty) Higley.  He lived in Upland for 28 years.  Dale was a computer operator for Data Line Corp. for 25 years.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Pomana.  He was a member of the Sons of Norway and San Antonio Citizens Patrol.  Mr. Higley is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Dale L. Higley Jr. of Upland; one daughter, Anne Shifter of Running Springs; five grandchildren; five brothers, Gordon of Arizona, Kenneth of New Albany, Floyd of Montoursville, Clinton of Laceyville and Myron of Milton; and two sisters; Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda and Arlene Brown of Troy.  In addition to his parents, Dale was predeceased by a sister, Helen Brown and two brothers, Donald and Bruce Higley.  The funeral service was held at First Lutheran Church on June 2, 2000.  Interment was in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier.  –Towanda Daily Review

RALPH W. HIGLEY, 89 of Elkland Township, Forksville RD 1 died Sunday afternoon (1987) at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following a lingering illness.  He was born Aug. 26, 1898 in Elkland Township, son of the later Porter and Louella Mullen Higley and was a life-time resident of Elkland Township until his retirement.  For many years he had been a dairy farmer and for 14 years also was a road foreman for Elkland Township.  He and his late wife celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in October 1975.  His wife, the late Lelah B. McCarty died Nov. 5, 1975.  A son, Donald predeceased him by 17 years.  He was for many years a member of the Sullivan County Fair Association.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda, Mrs. Emery (Arlene) Brown of East Troy and Mrs. John (Helen) Brown of Forksville RD 1; seven sons, Kenneth Higley of New Albany RD 1, Bruce Higley of Kenmore, N.Y., Floyd Higley of Montoursville, Dale Higley of Upland, Calif., Clinton Higley of Hillsgrove, Myron Higley of Crestview, Fla., Gordon Higley of Phoenix, Ariz., 53 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Hugo Corners, Sullivan County officiating.  Interment will be in Forksville Cemetery.  Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

HILL –MRS. KATHERINE HILL JOHNSON of Pasadena, Calif., was struck by a bus in Hollywood, Calif. recently and only lived a few hours.  (1966)  She spent her early years in Canton leaving here in 1911.  She will be remembered by many as she worked in her father, T. L. Hill’s Music Store on Troy Street.  She visited friends and relatives in Canton last summer.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jean Chestnut of Fullerton, Calif. and two grandchildren and several cousins including Earl Hill, Canton, RD.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HILL –LENA IRENE BRAYTON die October 2, 1999 at home in Fort Bragg.  Born July 18, 1918 in Canton, she was the daughter of Hollis and Helen Hill.  She has lived on the Mendocino Coast for the past 50 years and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and gardening.  Ms. Brayton will be remembered as a loving housewife and mother.  She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Harold Brayton.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sharon Brayton, Fort Bragg; daughter, Chelan and her husband, Michael McCandless, San Rafael, CA, daughter, Bonnie and husband, Michael Cuadra, Alameda, CA; brothers, Walter Hill, Jersey Shore and Edward Holcomb; sister, Phyllis Hill, Mattydale, NY; grandchildren, Jamie Alvin, Aaron Brayton, Saul Carpenter, and Jessica McCandiess; five nieces and three nephews and friends, Barbara Nemey, Steven Lepp, Gale Heckenlaible and Joan Burleigh.  All arrangements were handled by Chapel by the Sea.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice, 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, CA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER T. HILL, 87, Jersey Shore died February 12, 2004 at his residence.  Born March 29, 1916 in Canton he was the son of Hollis and Helen Smith Hill.  He and his wife, the former Leatrice P. Smith would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary on March 25.  Mr. Hill was a member of the Oriole United Methodist Church and was a WWII Army Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater as a Master Sergeant in 802nd Motorpool Chemical Company.  He enjoyed woodworking, especially making toys and puzzles, gardening, traveling to California and camping at County Bridge in Tioga County.  Mr. Hill was a truck driver and dispatcher for Capitol Housing.  Surviving are his wife, Leatrice; sons, Wilfred, Selinsgrove; Nelson, Jersey Shore; Lonnie, Front Royal, VA; daughter, Winona Tompkins, Avis; sister, Phyllis Hill, Syracuse; brother, Edward Holcomb, Bloomsburg; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.  A celebration of his life was held at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home Ltd. “a Life Celebration Home”, Jersey Shore.  Funeral service was held February 16 at the funeral home with the Rev. Frank McCaslin officiating.  Interment was in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  The family suggests contributions to be made to the N.V.A. Health System-Clinton Co. Hospice, 124 Woodward Avenue, Lock Haven, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNETH WEIGLE HOAG, 78, Zephyrhills, FL died Sunday, November 5, 2000 in Port Richey, FL.  He was born in Ralston and was a Florida winter resident from Muncy and Wolfeboro, NH since 1982.  He was a retired rural mail carrier for the Trout Run Post Office and was an Army veteran of WW II.  He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of F&AM Lodge #425 Canton, PA.  He is survived by his wife, Flora Hoag of Zephyrhills; a son, Thomas Hoag and a daughter, Karen Jean Innes, both of Scottsdale, AZ; and a grandson, Robert Innes, San Francisco, CA.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HOCKER –MRS. CLARA H. PARDOE, 80, of Forksville RD 1 died Friday afternoon (1983) at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following a lingering illness.  Born Jan. 23, 1906 in Loyalsockville, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of George and Cora Southerd Hocker.  She graduated from Montgomery High School and the Muncy Normal School, she also taught for two years in the Warrensville School District before her marriage.  She spent all of her married life in Sullivan County.  Her husband, Nelson C. Pardoe died July 31, 1968, also one son, David died Dec. 8, 1974.  She was a member of the Elkland Grange and the Sullivan County Senior Extension and until the Sullivan County Telephone Co. merged with Commonwealth, she was on the board of directors.  Surviving are four sons, Carl R. of Dushore, Robert N. of Williamsport, James L. and John A. both of RD 1 Forksville; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Katherine) Lejedal, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Balzer both of RD 1 Forksville; two sisters, Helen Fink of RD Montoursville, Mrs. Dean Beule of Beaver Dam, Wis., 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Fun Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Broome, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Elkland Friends Cemetery, Elkland Township.  Friends may call at McHenry’s on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOLCOMB –GLADYS VIRGINIA HOLCOMB MESSNER, 75, Roaring Branch returned to her Heavenly Father September 1, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA with daughter Linda at her side.  She began her earthly journey on January 6, 1928 at Liberty, PA, the fourth and youngest child of the late Halleck and Annabel Amelia Weaver Holcomb.  Mrs. Messner was raised on their Buttonwood area farm.  Her mother died when she was 14 years old.  She loved music and during school years she learned piano, played trumpet in the band (Sousa marches were a favorite) and her mellow alto voice joined others in chorus and Glee Club.  Her dad and brother taught her dance steps.  She graduated from Liberty High School with the class of 1945.  She married Martin L. Messner on November 16, 1946 at the Buttonwood Church.  To this union were born Beverly (Donald) Taber, Shoshone, ID; Linda Messner, Towanda, PA; Gary (Diane) Messner, Roaring Branch, PA; Martin Ray (Aldene) Messner, Muncy, PA and James Messner, Horseheads, NY.  As a youth she attended at Buttonwood and Friedens Lutheran.  After her marriage she joined the East Point Methodist Church where she was pianist for many years.  Occasionally she and her daughters would sing gospel favorites as special music.  She had a personal relationship with Christ from an early age.  Mrs. Messner was devoted to her family and was “the best hired man Martin ever had”.  She worked side by side with him in all of their farming and agribusiness ventures.  She prioritized tasks, efficiently milking up to 100 registered Holsteins, feeding calves, then prepared a hot and home cooked breakfast before sending the kids off to school.  She routinely made bread, pies and a complete noon meal for a large hired crew.  All were welcomed to the table and left satisfied.  Her organizational skills were such that she’d have the dishes done and kitchen cleaned within minutes of the meal being over.  Summer days would often find her driving a John Deere raking or bailing hay.  She loved the outdoors whether in the field of tending her large vegetable garden and enjoyed flowers year around.  She hosted “The Barn Dance” along with Martin from 1964-1970, managing the concession booth to assure plenty of treats and sodas for her guests while always taking time to dance a few polkas.  She cheered the Braves, booed the Yankees and loved to play Euchre.  Mrs. Messner relaxed by sewing, embroidery and crocheting, skills she passed onto her daughters.  Each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have at least one of her specially made afghans.  For the past 23 winters she enjoyed the Florida sunshine and citrus in Okeechobee.  Many summers were spent traveling west.  She credited her faith and “Holcomb spunk and determination” for surviving cancer at the age of 37.  She managed a heart condition for many years and cared for her husband during his final illness.  Recovery from a recent illness was not to be and being unafraid of death she passed peacefully unto her heavenly reward.  Surviving are her brother, Llewelyn (Virginia) Holcomb; step-brother, Kenneth Holcomb; children, grandchildren, Christopher (Lynda) Taber and Darren (Amie) Taber, Shoshone, ID; Cpl. Matthew Taber, 5th Marines, Iraq/Kuwait; Thomas Martin Abell, Phoenix, AZ; Jordan Messner Wollenberg, Towanda; Ryan, Nathan and Aaron Messner, Muncy; James II and Melissa Lynn Messner, Horseheads, NY; Nicolee Rae Messner, Canton; step-grandchildren, Spring (Jamie) Weber and Ronnie Atkinson; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Kateline, Patrick, Martin L and Moira Taber, Morgan and Logan Weber and another great-granddaughter to be born in October.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sisters, Myrtle Parker and Ruth Taylor.  There will be a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 at the East Point United Methodist Church.  Friends are invited to lunch and visit with the family at the Fellowship Hall following there service.  The family suggests memorials to the East Point United Methodist Church, RR 1 Box 100 Roaring Branch, PA.  The Pepper Funeral Home of Canton is in care of arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT L. HOLCOMB, SR., 47 of Fountain RD 1, Fla., formerly of Waverly died early Saturday morning Sept. 24, 1988 at the Bay General Hospital in Panama City, Fla.  Born July 7, 1941 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Charles Lyle and Nellie Watkins Holcomb.  He was a life member of the Franklin Steam Engine Company of Towanda and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, #517 Elmira, N.Y.  Surviving are his wife, Elsie Holcomb at home; two sons, Edwin Theodore Holcomb of Waverly, Robert Lawrence Holcomb, Jr. of Rome; three stepsons, Edward Towner of Calif., Nick and William Towner, both  of North Rome; a step-daughter, Brenda (Susie) Marrerio of Parlin, N.J.; a stepmother, Mrs. Olive Holcomb of New Albany; two grandsons, Edwin Holcomb of Waverly and Robert Lawrence Holcomb III; a step-grandson, Paul Marrerio of Parland, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Jackson of North Glen, Colo. and Mrs. John (Patricia) Shaffer of Towanda; four step-brothers, John and Charles Capwell, both  of New Albany; Raymond Capwell of Ann Arbor, Mich., William Capwell of Stevensville; three step-sisters, Mrs. Duane (Shirley) Carpenter of New Albany, Mrs. Richard (Angela) of Towanda, Mrs. DeWitt (Anna) Corey of Laceyville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private funeral services and burial will be held in Florida.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens or to the Towanda Public Library, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Holcomb’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAULINE COOK HOLCOMBE, 89 of Dushore died Aug. 18, 1992 at her home.  She was born June 1, 1903 in Dushore, a daughter of Vell B. Holcombe and R. Jennie Cook Holcombe.  Miss Holcombe, a well-known educator/teacher and historian in Sullivan, Bradford and Tioga counties, was a graduate of Dushore High School, where she later taught and served as principal.  She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia and received a master’s degree at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.  She also taught school in Canton and Mansfield, where she supervised student teachers.  Following her service at Mansfield she taught at Towanda and retired from teaching in the late 1960s.  Miss Holcombe was a founder of the Sullivan County Historical Society and its museum, where she was active until her death.  During World War II she was a member of the United States Armed Forces.  She was a charter member of the Dushore Music Club, a member of Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and a member of St. Basil’s Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She assisted many Boy Scouts in obtaining Eagle Merit Badges in nature and citizenship studies.  Miss Holcombe wrote a column for The Sullivan Review called “What’s Blooming?” in which she described the many wild flowers and ferns native to Sullivan County.  She also gave slide presentations on flowers and ferns using photographs she took herself.  Surviving are three brothers, P.J. Holcombe of Bloomsburg, V.C. Holcombe of Laporte and R.L. Holcombe of Dushore.  She was predeceased by a sister, Alice Holcombe McCarty.  Several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews also survive.  Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, Dushore this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church with the Very Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, V.F. officiating.  Burial will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association, Dushore or to the Sullivan County Historical Society, Laporte, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEROY A. HOLDREN, 63 of Trout Run HC 64 died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995 at home after an extended illness.  His first wife, the former Beverly J. Schodt die in August 1984.  His second wife is the former Laura D. Thompson.  He retired in 1993 from Textron Lycoming as a machinist.  An Army veteran of the Korean War he was a member of Robert F. Snyder Post 6755, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Liberty.  He was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston.  Born Nov. 12, 1931 in Lewis Township, he was a son of Jason W. and Elsie A. Mundrick Holdren.  Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Debra A. Campbell of Trout Run; two step-daughters, Tammy L. Milroy of this city and Mildred V. Holdren of Trout Run; five brothers, Jerry, Lawrence and Clifton, all of Trout Run, William of Buttonwood and Joseph of Muncy; four sisters, Mary Phillips, Ann Evans, Sandra Thompson, all of Trout Run and Betty Helm of Salina, Kan. and three grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Fleming.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Mark D. Brambaugh, pastor of Trout Run United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HORTON –FLORENCE M. HAMMOND, 89 of Pinellas Park, FL died March 28, 2004 at Palm Gardens of Largo.  Born in Hicks, NY, she moved to Florida 43 years ago from Binghamton, NY.  She was a member of Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church.  Surviving include three sons, Thomas M. Fassett, Hector, NY, David D. Largo and Daniel L. Hammond, Pinellas Park, FL; daughter, Sherry Vandervort, Vestal, NY; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; nieces, Dawn (Lewis) Schanbacher, Canton and Grace (James) Ganitt, Rock Hill, SC; nephews, Alfred (Charlotte) Horton, Cameron Mills, NY, James (Pauline) Horton, Canton, Brad (Sharon) Horton, Canton and Cliff (Joan) Horton Jr., Montoursville.  She was predeceased by, husband, Orson Hammond; son, James Hammond; granddaughter, Fessett; parents, Orin and Grace Horton; brothers, Guy and Clifford Horton, Sr. and sister, Ina Jobe.  Arrangements were under the direction of Abbey Affordable Cremation and funeral Services, Largo, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ARTHUR LEWIS ‘ARTIE’ HOTALING, 84 of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa. died Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after a brief illness.  He was born Aug. 26, 1915 to Ora and Mary Murdock Hotaling in North Orwell.  Artie attended the Fisher School in Standing Stone while living with his older brother, Harold.  Arthur worked for many years at the Blue Swan in Sayre, the Sayre Fabric Co and for Robert Packer Hospital.  Arthur is survived by his wife, Versie, also of Bradford county Manor; two sisters, Patty May Vernes of East Towanda and Jenny Hitchcock of Malvern, Pa. and two brothers, Lester of Vestal Center, N.Y. and Kenneth of Apalachin, N.Y.  Arthur was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth and Ella Hotaling and Marion Young and three brothers, Howard, Everett (Johnny) and Harold Hotaling.  Funeral and burial arrangements are incomplete at this time.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOTTENSTEIN –M. ANGELINE ALLEN died Nov. 7, 1995 at Bert’s Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna, Fla.  She was born Aug. 13, 1903 in Sullivan County, daughter of Anna and Chauncy Hottenstein of Overton.  Mrs. Allen graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school until her marriage to Herman Allen of New Albany.  She resided with her husband at Endwell, N.Y. until 1966 when she moved to New Smyrna, Fla.  She was a member of the Coronado United Methodist Church in New Smyrna.  She was a 50-year member of the Endicott Order of Eastern Star.  Mrs. Allen was an avid china and watercolor painter until later years when she became blind.  She is survived by nieces and nephews, Helen Hottenstein, Leland Hottenstein, Chauncy Hottenstein, William Hottenstein, Nettie Yonkin and Evelyn Yonkin.  Her husband preceded her in death.  Memorial services were held Thursday, Nov. 9 with her pastor, Robert Brown officiating.  Interment was at the Edgewater Cemetery New Smyrna, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLARD B. HOTTENSTEIN, 85 of Overton, New Albany RD died at his home on Dec. 24, 1991.  He was born on Oct. 15, 1896 at the Hottenstein family farm in Forks Township, Sullivan County, the son of the late Chauncey and Anna Messersmith Hottenstein.  Mr. Hottenstein was engaged in farming his entire working years with the exception of 1941 when he worked for Fogels Lumber Company in Rome.  Following his retirement in 1961, he then worked for the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore for the next 28 years.  He was president of the Overton Elementary School P.T.A. for six years.  He was also the Overton Township Tax Assessor over 50 years and retired in 1985.  At that time he was Pennsylvania’s oldest township assessor.  Mr. Hottenstein was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Overton and was treasurer of the church for over 47 years.  He was a member of the Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F&AM for over 45 years.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman with a great love for the outdoors.  His greatest love was his family and garden.  Surviving is one daughter, Helen Hottenstein of Forksville; a sister, Angeline Allen of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.  Mr. Hottenstein was predeceased by his wife, the former Blanche Kester Hottenstein and two brothers, Wallace and Hallie Hottenstein.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 1991 in the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Overton with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Masonic funeral services will be conducted by member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the McHenry funeral Home, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOUSE –ELIZABETH J. ‘BETTY’ PAYNE, 75 of Athens died Jan. 24, 2004 at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness.  Born July 21, 1928 in Johnson City, N.Y., she was the daughter of Eugene & Lillian Gibbs House.  She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, going to her grandchildren’s sports games, camping, family gatherings, working the polls for election times and was a wonderful cook.  She was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Joan Morningstar.  She is survived by her children; Donna and Bucky Moon of Candor, N.Y., Gary & Barbara Payne of Sayre, Terry and Colleen Payne of Rochester, N.Y., Lori McLinko of Sayre, Andrea and Rick Williams of Waverly, N.Y., Mark Payne of New York City, N.Y.; her sisters; Pat and Bill Constantino of South Carolina, Lucille & Skip Hatch of Athens, Ruth and Jim Marshall of Sayre; her brothers, Butch and Janet House of Fla., Bob and Leslie House of Fla., Tom and Gloria House of Sayre; brother-in-law, Joe Morningstar of Canandaigua, N.Y.; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her former husband, Fred L. Payne and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. from12-2 p.m.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Lantz officiating.  Memorial donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation-Eastern, Pa. Chapter, 311 S. Juniper St., Philadelphia, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

OLDEAN HOWARD, 83 was called to his heavenly home while at Williamsport Hospital.  Mr. Howard was born August 25, 1913 to Earl W. and Maude Ellen (Andrus) Howard and attended the Roaring Branch grade school and the Ralston High School, leaving at the eleventh grade to help support the family as did many young people during the great depression.  He was a lifelong resident of Roaring Branch.  He enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was stationed at Masten.  In March of 1941 he entered the United States Army serving in the North African Campaign.  After his honorable discharge in 1945 Mr. Howard returned to his beloved Roaring Branch.  For a while he was employed as a railroad track gang section worker operating out of the Williamsport yard.  Also, he worked as a mill worker for the Lundy Lumber Company.  Eventually he joined the PA State Highway Department, now PennDOT, where he put to good use the road maintenance skills which he acquired in the CCC.  After many years of faithful service Mr. Howard retired to enjoy life here in the mountains.  He spent his days enjoying the company of his family and friends, reading, working on his lawn and watching the PBS and Discovery programs.  He was a member of Canton VFW Post 714 and the Red Run Rod & Gun Club.  Mr. Howard is survived by a son, Gary D. Hughes, Muncy; sister, Lois Easton, Bodines; three nieces, Sandi Swarthout and Marilyn Vergson, both of Trout Run and Kathy Alexander, Cogan Station.  Funeral services were held May 23 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating.  Interment was in Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines, PA.  Full military honors were accorded by Canton VFW Post #714 with Ted Spencer presenting the flag to the family and Neil Human serving bugler.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TYREE D. H. HUGHSON, 15 of Columbia Crossroads, Pa. died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at his home.  He is the son of Andy Hughson of Burlington, Pa. and Loretta (Baldwin) Hughson of Columbia Crossroads.  Tyree was born, June 8, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pa.  He was a member of the Life Skills Class of Troy Area High School.  Tyree loved to be active.  He would wear out his wagons moving things in the yard from one place to another.  He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  Tyree loved his family very much.  They include: his parents; his brothers, Aryc J.M. Hughson of Burlington, Pa., Syme A. L. Hughson of Columbia Crossroads, Pa. and Dyshon D.I. Hughson of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; his sisters, Tayce M.J. (Jard) Renzo of Sylvania, Pa. and Onyhka A.L. Hughson of Troy, Pa.; foster brother, Michael Bing; and foster sister, Jasmine Johnson, both of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa.  The funeral service to celebrate Tyree's life will be held after the viewing at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family asks contributions may be made in Tyree's memory to the Life Skills Class of Troy Area High School, 250 High Street, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNETH HUGO, a lifetime resident of New Albany died at the age of 68 years on March 6, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre due to medical complications.  Kenneth was born on Sept. 21, 1933 in New Albany and was the son of Ivan Hugo and the late Helen Vogel Hugo and Ivan’s wife, Grace Hugo of New Albany.  Kenneth is survived by his wife of 44 years in marriage, Virginia Jordan Hugo of New Albany.  Kenneth “Little Ivan” graduated from New Albany High School in1951 before joining the United States Navy, serving his country during the Korean War before being honorable discharged in 1954.  He briefly attended Pennsylvania State University and Erie Barber and Beauty College and met his lifetime wife, Virginia.  They returned to New Albany to establish a longtime barber and beautician practice.  Kenneth is also survived by his four loving children, Tamra, Perry, Tracy and Sidney Hugo; and five beloved grandchildren, Autumn, Madalyn, Angelica, Zachary and Quentin.  His first cherished grandchild, Justin recently preceded him in death.  Also surviving Kenneth are his brother Howard Hugo and wife Doris of New Albany; sister, Bernice Yonkin and husband, Art of Dushore; sister, Pauline McMahon and husband, Jim of New Albany and sister, Carolyn Rider and husband, Harold of Eagles Mere.  Kenneth also was a caring uncle to 11 nieces and 16 nephews.  Kenneth is the nephew of Florence Hugo Palmer of New Albany; Maynard Hugo and wife, Belva of New Jersey; the late Leon Hugo and wife, Leah of New Albany and the late Harold Hugo and late wife, Millie of Eldersville, Pa.  Kenneth was a self-employed professional barber for 41 years and was an employee of the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens before retiring in 1997 after 24 years of dedicated service.  Kenneth was a member of the New Albany Methodist Church and held life memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.384 in New Albany and the Elks Lodge No. 2191 in Towanda.  Kenneth enjoyed traveling and visiting with his family and the sport of fishing.  Kenneth had a passion for barbering and regularly discussed current affairs and “spun yarns” with his clients before being declared legally blind in 1999.  Kenneth was also a faithful walker since undergoing heart surgery in 1998.  A memorial service will be held at the New Albany Baptist Church on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald Troup presiding.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that monetary contributions be made to the Wills Eye Hospital, 900 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. to combat blindness.  –Towanda Daily Review

HUGO –ROSEMARY (ROSIE) HUGO WADE age 69 of New Albany RR 2 died on Sunday, May 16, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born on January 24, 1930 in Towanda, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Orrill Hatch Hugo.  Rosie had spent most of her lifetime in this area.  On October 1, 1955 she married Robert W. Wade.  Mr. and Mrs. Wade had celebrated 43 years of marriage.  Mrs. Wade was a self-employed beautician, giving fifty years of service.  She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners and its Woman’s Guild and B.E.F. Club and the American Cancer Society.  She had sang in the church choir and was on Church Consistory for eight years.  Surviving is her husband, Robert W. Wade at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and James Richlin of Towanda, Pa.; Glen Wade of Dushore, Pa.; two sisters; Mrs. Evelyn Glosenger of New Albany, Pa. and Mrs. Yvonne M. Hunek of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Richard Hugo of Evergreen and by four grandchildren; Brian J. Richlin, Wade R. Richlin, Johnathon Wade and Caleb Wade.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna June Wilson.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Elkland Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday evening, May 18 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. from 7-9 p.m.  The family desires that in lieu of flowers donations or contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 366 N. Main St., Taylor, Pa. or St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, c/o John Brown, RD 1, Forksville, Pa. in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HULSLANDER –FRANCES L. MORRELL, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M. for 10 years died Monday, April 23, 2001.  She is survived by her husband, Richard H. (Doc) Morrell of Pine City, N.Y.; son, Benjamin Morrell of Pine City, N.Y.; daughters, Francie Saunders and her husband, Donald Sr. of Cape Coral, Fla. and Sonja Garrison and husband, Michael of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Donald Saunders jr. of Cape Coral, Fla. and Francine Saunders of Ft. Myers, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Nicole Saunders and Mikenzie Fisher; brother, John Hulslander and wife, Marjorie of West Burlington; sister, Edith Hulslander of Polk City, Fla.; sister-in-law, Anna Mary Hulslander of Columbia Cross Roads and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Alfred Hulslander; brothers, George Hulslander formerly of Granville Summit and Alfred Hulslander Jr. formerly of Columbia Cross Roads and sister, Mary Adelaide Pierce formerly of Burlington.  Mrs. Morrell was first president of the Pine City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She worked for many years as the co-owner and operator of Pine City Petroleum with her husband, Doc Morrell.  Mrs. Morrell moved to Florida in 1978 to work with her daughters at the R.G. Blouse Co. Inc., in Cape Coral, Fla. before moving to Albuquerque in 1991.  Services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 11 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM G. HUNGERFORD, 41 of Northampton, MA died Friday, September 16, 1994 at the Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton, MA after a brief illness.  Born in Troy, PA on August 12, 1953, he was a son of Arthur R. Hungerford and the late Wanda (Holcombe) Hungerford of Millerton, PA.  Mr. Hungerford attended Williamson High School in Tioga, PA and graduated from Andrews University in 1975 with a degree in music education.  At the time of his death he was a member of the applied music staff at Deerfield Academy where he was a teacher of private voice lessons.  He is survived by his father; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Lathrop of Gillett, PA and Carol and Leonard Gilpin II of Gouldsboro, PA; several aunts, uncles and four nephews.  Memorial services were held September 24 at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the William G. Hungerford Memorial fund to help further the education of music education students in care of Linda Lathrop, RR 2, Box 58, Gillett, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD E. HUNSINGER, 73, formerly of Bradford County and presently a resident of Glenwood, Ark., died Friday, aug.14, 1992 at St. Joseph’s Regional Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark.  Born on June 19, 1919 in Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Samuel Hunsinger.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.  Recently Howard and his wife, the former June Rogers Hunsinger, celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary.  They had been residents of Arkansas for the last year.  Prior to that most of his lifetime was spent in the Bradford and Sullivan counties area.  He left surviving his wife, June Rogers Hunsinger at home; five sons, Richard E. Hunsinger of Herrickville, Ronald E. Hunsinger of Sayre, Roger E. Hunsinger of Stillwater, Okla., Robert E. Hunsinger of Hot Springs, Ark. and Randy E. Hunsinger of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca E. Bacorn of Laporte and Mrs. Roberta E. Gill of Middleburg, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will beheld at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.  Interment will be in the Warburton Hill Cemetery, Forks Township, Sullivan County.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday at 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

HUNSINGER –JOANNA CELINE HUNSINGER GORMAN BORDINGER age 76, 1450 Kaiser Ave., South Williamsport, Pa. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2000.  She had been a guest the past two weeks at the Bradford County Manor.  Joanna was born April 23, 1923 in Laquin, Bradford County to Jacob and Emaline Knecht Hunsinger.  She grew up in Monroeton and attended school there.  She was a 1940 graduate of Towanda High School.  On Oct. 2, 1943 she married Thomas B. Gorman.  During her years of marriage to Tom she lived on William Street in Towanda and later moved to Monroeton.  She worked at both Towanda Memorial Hospital and Shaffer’s Feed Mill.  After the death of her husband she moved to Williamsport.  On April 9, 1965 she married William J. Bordinger.  During her life in Williamsport she worked as a unit clerk at Divine Providence Hospital.  She was also a member of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church of South Williamsport.  Joanna was always helping her family and cared deeply for all of them.  Even in her last moments of life she was concerned for her family.  She will be greatly missed.  Surviving are a son: Paul Gorman of Monroeton; daughter, Mary Jo Stopper of South Williamsport; stepdaughter, Dorothy Barrow of Williamsport; sister, Frances Noll of Montgomery, Pa.; six grandchildren: Thomas Gorman of Meshoppen, Jill Gorman and Susan Bailey of Towanda, Jacqueline Ziegmann of Mill Hall, Pa. and Shawn and Curt6is Stopper of South Williamsport and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands; Thomas Gorman on Feb. 8, 1964 and William Bordinger on March 29, 1991.  Her three sisters, Rose Mitchell, Leona Maneval and Iva Boyle also preceded her in death.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday April 10, 200 at Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, Pa.  Memorial contributions can be made in Joann’s memory to the Thomas “Griz” Gorman Memorial Award: c/o Susan Bailey, RR 4 Box 121, Towanda, Pa. which is given to a Towanda High School graduating senior.  –Towanda Daily Review

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Audrey F. Heess, 86, Surprise, AZ, passed away March 29, 2003. Surviving are her children W. Robert (Julie ) Heess, South Carolina; Sandra Sutton Arizona; four grandchildren, Robert T. Heess, Michawne R. Clark, Kimberly A. Cowart, Erica J. Heess; great-grandson, Jackson K. Cowart all of Georgia.  A private memorial service will be held in late April in Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.   (Note:  Connection to Frederick “Red” Wheeler)
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