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JON ‘JACK’ SAWYER, 52 of South Main St. and a life long resident of Nichols went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 28, 1997.  Jack was born on Nov. 2, 1944 in Sayre, a son of Howard and Hilda Kresge Sawyer.  He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1962 and an avid race car enthusiast.  Jack was a retired computer operator specialist for IBM, having retired in November of 1996 and at one time worked for Owego Agway delivering feed.  Jack was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and the IBM Quarter Century Club.  In addition to his parents, Howard and Hilda, he is survived by his wife, Lucille (Rockwell) Sawyer; his daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Steve Hill; his son, Michael Sawyer; a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Ron Chase; grandchildren, Kinser and Kelly Hill; niece, Abigail Chase; his nephews, Chris and Nick Chase all of Nichols; an aunt, Mary Vrooman; an uncle, Roy and his wife, Helen Sawyer; several cousins also survive; his stepson and his wife, William and Karen Ward, Berkshire; his stepdaughter and her husband, Ruth and Paul Moyer, Rome, Pa.; step-grandchildren, Michael Goodenow, William Jr., Clifton and Keith Ward; his mother-in-law, Theresa Rockwell, Little Meadows; brothers-in-law, Harold and his wife, Sandra Rockwell, Conklin, Lyle and his wife, Joanne Rockwell, Athens, Rev. David and his wife, Mary Rockwell, Owego; his sisters-in-law, Beverly and her husband, Walter Baldwin, Shirley and her husband, Dean Allis all of Warren Center; and Donna and her husband, Bernie Shaver, Little Meadows.  Funeral services and a celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  Friends who wish may remember the Nichols Emergency Squad, Nichols, N.Y. or the American Cancer Society, 23 Lake St., Owego in loving memory of Jon “Jack” Sawyer.  –Towanda Daily Review

DAVID SCOTT SAKERS, 53, Roaring Branch died April 5, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on October 22, 1953 in Virginia, he was the son of Jack and Marcia (Whipple) Randall.  He was formerly employed in farming for Marshall Brothers, Liberty, PA and as an operator for the PA Department of Transportation.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association and north Union Christian Church.  His favorite pastimes were hunting and shooting with his son, auto painting and body work, his time as a Boy Scout and keeping in touch with friends and former coworkers.  Surviving are his wife, LuAnn (Guthrie) Sakers at home; son, Nicholas “Nick” Scott Sakers, Roaring Branch, PA; parents, Marcia and Jack Randall, Roaring Branch; grandmother, Myra Whipple, Troy; brother, Michael Sakers, Canton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clarence “Ozzie” and Sally Guthrie, Springfield, PA and sister-in-law, Terri Madigan, Rome, PA.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Ivan Whipple, grandparents, Lola and Charles Edgar Randall.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Grover Church of Christ, Grover with Rev. Will Strunk officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or the Grover Church of Christ, PO Box 45, Grover, PA.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SAYMAN –CLARA MAY SAYMAN HUNSINGER RAUB, 91 of Dushore RR 2 succumbed Sunday morning, March 28, 1993 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.  Born June 29, 1901 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Sayman and Stella R. Hunsinger.  She was the widow of Willard I. Hunsinger, who died in 1935 at the age of 38.  She was a widow for 27 years and raised her two children by herself before remarrying.  In 1962 she married Charles Raub who preceded her in death in 1985.  Clara attended the Fulmer School and after the death of her mother she quit school at the age of 14 to work at home.  For a time she worked for Susie Williams in her gift and candy store and then went to work for Sullivan Silk Mill in Dushore until it closed.  She ten went to work for the Berlington Silk Mill in Towanda until it burned down in 1955.  Following that she worked for a short time for the Stopyra Nursing Home until she went to work for the Sullcraft Manufacturing Co. in Dushore.  She retired in 1962.  Clara was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Chapel and its Dorcas Society and had at one time been a member of the Altar Guild.  Surviving are one daughter, Audrey Hunsinger Sheppard of Annandale, Va.; six grandchildren; Karen Ann Sheppard of Centreville, Va., Pamela Bretz of Shermansdale, Pa., Linda Rogers of Wormleysburg, Pa., Christopher Hunsinger of Penbrook, Pa. and Ronald Hunsinger of New Cumberland, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.  Also two stepsons, G. Merlin Raub of Dushore and Leon Raub of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one niece, Sharon Lamberson Fraboni of Elmira; one great-niece and one great-nephew and one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew survive.  In addition to her husbands, Willard I. Hunsinger and Charles Raub, she was preceded in death by one son, Major Paul W. Hunsinger USAF (retired); two sisters, Pearl Rosalie Lamberson and Twena (as an infant), and four step-sons, Charles, Kenneth, Edward and Karl (Pudgie) Raub and one great-niece.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 2, 1993 at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Dushore with the Rev. Steven Edmiston officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore on Thursday, April 1, 1993 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The family will also receive friends on Friday at the Zion Lutheran Chapel in Dushore from 10-11 a.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

SAYMAN –FRANCES DORAL MCNEAL, 77 of the Smith Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 4, 1919 in Overton Township, she was a daughter of the late Willis and Irene Scovel Sayman.  Frances was employed by the Rynevald Wreath Co. in New Albany for many years.  Surviving are; three daughters, Beverly Lamphere of Monroeton, Mary Hoover of Towanda RR 4 and Betty Heskell of Nicholson, Pa.; a son, Charles McNeal of New Albany; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Brown of Towanda; two brothers, Robert Sayman of Trumansburg, N.Y. and Benjamin Sayman of Clayton, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM HAROLD SCHANBACHER, 69 of 102 Swartwood Road, Van Etten, beloved husband of Jean Dowse Schanbacher, died suddenly from an abdominal aneurysm on Saturday, May 12, 2007.  Bill grew up in Liberty, Pa., received his BS education degree from Mansfield University and his graduate credits from Cortland State and Auburn State universities.  He then moved to Spencer in 1960 and began teaching in Spencer-Van Etten Central Schools, teaching junior high and high school math until his retirement in 1991.  He married in 1963, taking a short two-year break from teaching when his father was ill and he needed to be nearer his family.  During this time, he and his wife lived in Roaring Branch, Pa., where he worked as a dairyman.  Bill was a “jack of all trades” around the home.  He could build, plumb, wire or fix anything that needed fixing.  He would routinely rebuild things around the house throughout the 38 years he lived in his home in Van Etten.  He had many interests and especially enjoyed working with horses.  He spent many hours in the saddle, with his family, wandering through the hills of Vann Etten and beyond.. sharing his soul with his wife and instilling in his children his love of the outdoors and his sense of adventure and discovery.  He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and bowling since his retirement from teaching.  He also had a beautiful, rich voice.  He sang at weddings and in choirs but mainly entertained his family in the car with his old country songs and his yodeling.  He immensely enjoyed being a father and a grandfather.  Throughout life, he worked hard and tirelessly, always taking more than his share of responsibility.  He never seemed hurried, but never stopped moving. He was respected by all who knew him.  He was always kind and never spoke a harsh word.  He was strong and steadfast in his beliefs and was always someone you could count on, steady, calm and stubborn.  He appeared stern and serious but was always ready with a smile, chuckle and a helping hand for anyone in need.  He was forever the family man.  Perhaps his greatest gift to his kids was their knowing that he always believed in them and their abilities, and that he was proud of them, no matter what.  He was a great source of strength and inspiration to his family and will be missed everyday.  In addition to his wife of 44 years, Jean, he is survived by: his mother, Anna Schanbacher of Van Etten; his four children, Barbara Schanbacher of Van Etten, Gail and Dana Sgrecci of Odessa, N.Y. and their children, Nick, Brock and Camille, Kim, and Jeff Eysoldt of Spencer and their children, Sarah and Andy, and James Schanbacher of Van Etten; brothers, Tom (Mary) Schanbacher of Waverly and John Schanbacher of Van Etten; sisters, Peg Pross of Milan, Mary Jean Schanbacher of Spencer, Jane (Mike) Weaver of Lake Kiowa, Texas and Ellen (Ronald) Reed of Liberty, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly.  He is predeceased by: his father, Harold Schanbacher; sister, Martha Norwood; and granddaughter, Holli Jean Eysoldt.  Calling hours to visit his family will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at George Dowse's home at 63 Main Street in Spencer.  A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will follow at 7 p.m. at the Spencer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating.  Refreshments to follow the service.  Memorials, in Bill's memory, may be made to the SVETA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 307, Spencer, NY.

J. NEAL SCHOONOVER – Word has been received in the area of the death of J. Neal Schoonover, 81, who died at S. Glens Falls Hospital after suffering a stroke at home.  He died April 20, 1988.  Neal was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth V. (Kinne) Schoonover, formerly of Rummerfield.  He was born Oct. 28 ,1906.  He had worked on several farms in this area.  Mr. Schoonover was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Collins) Schoonover, who died on Feb. 3, 1988.  His survivors include five daughters, Mary Wakeley of Pittsburgh, Pa., Marie Lashway of South Glens Falls, N.Y., Regina Floyd of Granville, N.Y.; Dorothy Lashway of Glens Falls, N.Y.; Bonnie Geary of Albany, N.Y.; two sons, James Schoonover of Glens Falls and John, also of Glens Falls, N.Y.; a brother, Lyndon Schoonover of W. Edmeston, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Schoonover of DeLon Springs, Fla., Mrs. Dorothy Schoonover of Granville, N.Y.; Mrs. Lyndon (Ella) Schoonover of W. Edmeston, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins from this area.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Samuel on March 9, 1985 and Bruce Edward on April 24, 1987.  The funeral service will be Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the Sullivan, Minahan and Potter, Inc. Funeral Home, Glens Falls, N.Y.  Burial services with member of the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company in full uniform will be conducted at Mr. Schoonover’s request.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS R. SCHOONOVER, 40 of Canton died September 15, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born January 4, 1947 at Lock Haven, Clinton County, a son of David R. and Helen Lupold Schoonover.  Mr. Schoonover was a program monitor with the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission.  He was a member of the Sunset Memorial Choir and the Missionary Alliance Church in Tamarack, PA.  He was also a navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict.  Surviving are his wife of five years, the former Pamela Barnes; twin sons, Brian and Kristopher at home; step-daughter, Miss Karen Jones, also at home; his mother, Mrs. Helen Schoonover, Tamarack; two brothers, the Rev. Frank Schoonover, Forest City, NC and Jack Schoonover, Youngstown, NY.  The funeral service was held Friday at the Maxwell Funeral Home, Renovo with the Rev. Frank Schoonover, his brother and the Rev. Norman A. Larsen, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in the New Maple Grove Cemetery, Leidy Township, Clinton County.  A memorial service was held Thursday at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ officiating.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mr. Schoonover’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ELWOOD RUSSELL SCHRADER age 77 of Beverly Hills, Fla. died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla.  Mr. Schrader was born on June 18, 1926 to the late Earl & Mabel (Covey) Schrader and moved to Florida from Sayre, Pa. in 1996.  Mr. Schrader was a retired Production Control Manager in the air tool manufacturing industry and served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Mr. Schrader was also retried fire chief of Sayre, Pa. Engine Company Number One.  His memberships include the Salvation Army of Citrus County, past exalted Ruler of the Sayre Elks Lodge 1148, Sayre V.F.W. Post 1536, charter member of the Ambulance Corps of Sayre and American Legion Post of Athens, Pa.  He was of the Protestant faith.  Surviving are: his wife of 60 years, Winifred (Cooper) Schrader; five sons, Donald R. of Sayre, Elwin R. “Corky” of Warner Robins, Ga., Thomas E. of Merritt Island, Fla., James F. of Sayre, Pa. and Jeffrey S. of Ashland City, Tenn.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Seager of Big Flats, N.Y.; one sister, Maj. Janice Schrader, Salvation army (Ret.) of Beverly Hills, Fl., 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review

BRADLEY CHARLES SCOTT, 55, Nicholson RR 2, PA died at his home March 3, 1997.  He was born October 30, 1941 in Penn Yan, NY son of the late John D. and Louise Pearl Doty Scott.  He worked as a truck driver for Wyoming Sand and Stone, Tunkhannock and served as a medic for the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.  Mr. Scott and his wife, the former Shirley A. Easling celebrated 25 years of marriage on August 10, 1996.  In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Patti Roselle, Nicholson; son, Bradley C. Scott, Jr. stationed at Camp Lejune with the US Marines; two granddaughters; two sisters, Viola Bump, Canton and Joyce Squiers, Lowman, NY; two brothers, Duane, Towanda and Lloyd, Corning; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brother, John and a sister, Connie Chilson.  The funeral service was held from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, Tunkhannock, March 6 with Rev. Gerald Rust, pastor of the Fleetville Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fall Twp.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, 12 Ironwood Street, Tunkhannock, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SCOVELL –ANN B. (ANNIE) SEELY, 88 of Canton RR 2 died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993 in Troy Community Hospital.  She was a previous resident of Drums RD 2, Luzerne County, Pa.  She was born Jan. 3, 1905 in Loyalville, Luzerne County, Pa.  Her birth parents were William B. and Leola Ferguson Scovell.  She was adopted by Charles E. and Jennie Armstrong Bronson.  Ann was a 1923 graduated of Bloomsburg Normal School, now Bloomsburg University.  She retired in 1967 as cafeteria manager at Penn State University Hazelton Campus.  She and her husband were very active as 4-H leaders for many years in Luzerne County.  Ann was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and its morning circle.  She was a member of the Village Improvement Association in Canton.  Surviving are: four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Webb, Deland, Fla., Mrs. Alice Boock, Drums RR 3, Mrs. Jayne Pohl, Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Lois Markevich, Drums RR 1; two sons:  Walter Seely, Baltimore, Md. and Wayne Seely, Canton RR 2; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arline Seely, Drum, 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, W. Leslie Seely on May 27, 1984 and two sons, Charles L. in November of 1984 and Harold H. on Aug. 26, 199l.  Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1993 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 1993 at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton followed by funeral services at the church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Beistline, her pastor and Rev. Gerald Buck, her grandson officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Laurel Memorial Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pa.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish in Annie’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR M. SCOVELL, 78 a resident of the Bradford County Manor and formerly of Cadis, Pa. died Friday evening, July 16, 2004.  He was born on April 13, 1926 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Evelyn (Allen) Scovell.  Arthur was a graduate of Vestal High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy.  Following his honorable discharge he was employed at the Owego Police Department and for many years worked for various construction companies in the area.  He was a member of the Owego and Nichols American Legions.  Arthur is survived by: his daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Chaffee of Endicott, Lois and David Housen of Almond, N.Y., Brenda Scovell and Cliff Fuller of Apalachin, N.Y., Donna and Gerry Short of Chandler, Ariz.; his sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Joyce Scovell of Keene Valley, N.Y., Harry “Smokey” Scovell of Nichols, N.Y.; the mother of his children, Doris (Hill) Scovell of Sayre, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Donald “Bucky” and Vivian Scovell of Nichols; special grandchildren, Vicky, Maureen, Victor, Tina, Tammy, Bill, Hope, Scott, David, Melissa, Holly, Art, Heather, Shane, Tristan, Brittany and James; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.  He was predeceased by his sister, Arleigh Kellum; brother, Larry Scovell and son, Keith Scovell.  Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Art’s life on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be held in the South Owego Cemetery.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. in loving memory of Arthur M. Scovell.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCUCCI –ANGELA (SUCCI) MOSHER, 71, Troy, PA died August 15, 2004 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born December 19, 1932 in Passaic, NJ she was the daughter of the late Gennaro and Helen Meyer Scucci.  She was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Troy.  Surviving are husband, George V. Mosher at home; sons, Dale (Susan Thierry) Mosher, Morgan, NJ, Mark (Carol) Mosher, N. Arlington, NJ; grandchildren, Katelyn, Lauren, Leah, Ian, Corey and Kimberly; brother, Lawrence (Delores) Scucci, Garfield, NJ; three nephews.  The funeral service was held August 17 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Troy wit the Rev. Peter O’Rourke officiating.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Mrs. Mosher’s name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES T. ‘SKIP’ SCUDDER JR., 54, formerly of Wyndham Court died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 at Manor Care North, following a lengthy bout with multiple sclerosis.  Skip graduated from Montoursville High School in 1967 and the University of Texas in 1971 and taught in public schools.  Born Feb. 29, 1948 in Williamsport, he was a son of Charles T. and Doris A. Peil Scudder Sr.  Surviving are a sister, Mary Ann Johnson; two nieces, Cynthia Everly and Ann Rene Gearhart all of Lewistown and an Aunt Georgene Orth of Montoursville.  Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery following a memorial service Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY or the Philadelphia Library for the Blind, 919 Walnut St., 1st floor, Philadelphia, PA.  Knight-Confer Funeral Home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CHARLES T. SCUDDER SR., 87 of 422 Wyndham Court died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at Manor Care Health Services South after an extended illness.  He and his wife the former, Doris A. Peil observed their 58th wedding anniversary April 4.  He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel after 52 years of service.  He was a member of Lodge 106, F&AM and the Young Men’s Republican Club.  He had served as coach of the first Little League World Series Championship team in 1947.  Born Jan 20, 1912 in Pennsylvania, he was a son of Charles A. and Mary Ann Scudder.  Surviving besides his wife, are a son, Charles T. Jr. at home; a daughter, Mary Ann of Lewistown; a sister, Ann Delaney of  Rutherford, N.J.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. J. Jeffrey Zetto, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangement are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HAROLD R. SECULES, 93 formerly of the 2500 block of Grand Street died today, April 15, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Center.  His wife the former A. Ethel Robbins died Jan. 11, 1991.  He retired in 1970 from Avco Lycoming after 30 years employment and had worked for the former Holmes Silk Mill.  He was a member of Newberry United Methodist Church, its Smith-Love Sunday school class and the senior citizens group at St. John’s United Methodist Church.  Born Sept. 14, 1905 in Glen Mawr, he was a son of William E. and Christiann Green Secules.  There are no immediate survivors.  The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Richard A. Clark, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  Friends may call at the funeral home 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JAMES L. ‘JIM’ JS’ ‘COACH’ SEELEY – Avid Sports Fan & Coach – Age 50 0f 465 Franklin St., Elmira, NY died Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a short illness.  He was the son of the late Charles and Rose Seeley.  Survived by his wife of 24 years, Sherry; sons, Jason of Chicago, IL and Justin of Elmira; sister, Debbi Seeley and fiancé, Dan King of Brockport; brother, David Seeley of Indianapolis, IN; uncle, several aunts, cousins, nephews and many friends.  Predeceased by brother, Charles Seeley of Elmira.  Jim was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1965.  He attended Eastern Kentucky University and Eisenhower College.  He was an avid sports fan and coached various sports in the area for over 25 years.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in Jim’s name to Chemung Trail Babe Ruth League, c/o Dave Daniels, 15 Orchard Park Rd., Pine City, NY.  Jim was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Southside.  At his request there will be no calling hours, but relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.  Rev. Rick Farrell will be the celebrant.  Arrangements by Kalec Funeral home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

SHEPHERD –DORIS L. (SHEPHERD) (KRESS) SCOTT, 78, Hillcrest died December 9, 2003 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  Born on October 7, 1925 in Penn Yan, NY she was the daughter of the late Roselle and Mildred (Loomis) Shepherd.  She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, American Legion Post 49 of Troy, Troy Fireman’s Auxiliary, past member of the South Creek Fireman’s Auxiliary and New York-Penn Fireman’s Association.  Mrs. Scott enjoyed reading and watching baseball games.  Surviving are sons, Dale (Martha) Kress, Sr., Gillett, PA; Eugene (Karen) Kress, Watkins Glen, NY, Louise Kress, St. Augustine, FL and Morris (Lynda) Morse, Gorham, NY; daughter, Susan (Richard) Borden, Millerton, PA; sister, Esther Nickipourk, Winter Haven, FL; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brother, Donald Shepherd; sister, Charlotte Lauresen.  The funeral service was held December 14 from the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy with Rev. Don Rockwell officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family with interment at Dundee Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 49, Troy, Pa. or the Troy Fireman’s Auxiliary, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GEORGE A. SHERMAN, 88 of 900 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre died at home Friday, Sept. 13, 2002 following an extended illness.  Born July 7, 1914 in Overton, he was the son of William and Debbie Sherman.  He was formerly employed at the E.M.C. of Sayre as a foreman of the Spray Painting Department.  He enjoyed wood working, carpentry and fishing.  He was a member of the Sayre Christian Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly, N.Y.  George was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gertrude at home; his son, David Kone of Sayre and his fiancée, Delores Jacoby; three grandchildren, Theresa and Peter Jedrysik of Whitesboro, N.Y., Toni Shea of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and Jeremy Kone of Waverly, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Sherman of West Burlington Township and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 6 p.m. with his pastor the Rev James Donahoo officiating.  Burial will be at a later time.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD R. SHERMAN, 63 of 325 Allen St., Montoursville died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at his residence.  He was born in Mansfield on Sept. 18, 1940, a son of Harland and Genevieve Hager Sherman.  A retire mathematics teacher from the Montgomery School District, he loved golfing and hunting.  He was a life member of the Lycoming County Consolidated Sportsmen and belonged to the Slacks Run Hunting Club, Cascade Twp.  On March 16 he celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Doris E. Weaver.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons; R. Douglas (Debra) Sherman and Donald K. (Thao) Sherman, both of Harrisburg; a brother, William Sherman of Montgomery; a sister, Yvonne Conrad of Montoursville and three grandchildren, Andrea, Adam and Emma Sherman.  A public visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville and a private family graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Michael S. Swimpley officiating.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SIEGFRIED –BARBARA ANN BLOSS, 59, Gillett, PA died April 11, 2007 at her residence.  Born on January 25, 1948 in Bethlehem, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Bernadette Siegfried.  She was a homemaker and was very community minded.  She gave blood whenever she could.  Surviving are her husband Ken; son, Kenneth R. (Jennie) Bloss, Jr., Wisconsin; daughter, Patricia Ann Bloss, Florida; two grandchildren; brother, Roy (Linda) Siegfried, Pennsburg, PA; sisters, Sister Ann Margaret “Peg” Siegried, Philadelphia, PA, Nancy (Jim) Fuhf, LeRaysville, PA, Jane Potheir, Medford, MA, Mary (Henry) Motley, Bethlehem, PA, along with several nieces and nephews.  The cremation took place with the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SNYDER –MAY R. (SNYDER) FULFORD, 79, Troy, PA died May 26, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born August 13, 1927 in New Vernon, NJ she was the daughter of the late Abram Lloyd and Lulu (Taylor) Snyder.  Her life was spent caring for others.  She worked for the Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Plains, NJ where she cared for Karen Ann Quinlan, Miss Quinlan was an important figure in United States history over the “right to die” legal and ethical debate.  May also worked for the Glenora Nursing Home in Chester, NJ and for the Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy from where she retired in 1995.  When she was a young woman she was asked to be a leg model for a popular ladies hosiery company because her legs looked like those of Betty Grable’s.  She promptly turned the company down on its offer because “being a leg model in not something a mother of three should do.”  Her family was the love ho her life.  They include her daughters, Mae (Mark) Jennings, Troy and Barbara (Oliver) Crisp Jr., Granville Summit, PA; son, Robert B. (Linda) Fulford III, Gillett and 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Harry (Beverly) Snyder, MO and sisters, Dorothy (John) Roff, Randolph, NJ and Margaret (Elmer) Hendershot, Whippany, NJ along with several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Robert B. Fulford II in 1989 and her brothers, Abram and David Snyder.  Family and friends gathered at the Fair Mount Cemetery, 233 Hillside Ave., Chatham, NJ on May 31 for a graveside funeral service.  The Rev. Jason Hardox officiated.  The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy was entrusted with the arrangements.  Contributions may be made to the May Fulford Memorial Fund c/o Barbara Crisp, RR 1, Box 127-A, Granville Summit, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MAXINE LANE (MAC) SPANGLER, 77 of Salem, Virginia died January 23, 2004.  He was a dual resident of St. Cloud, FL and Salem.  He was born in Floyd County, VA and graduated from Floyd High School.  After serving two years in the United States Navy during World War II he went to Coyne Electrical School where he graduated with honors.  He moved to Salem in 1948.  He was a Master Electrician with the IBEW #637 Union and retired from the New River Electric Company.  He was a long-time member of Fort Lewis Baptist Church and was a member of the Taylor Masonic Lodge.  His hobbies included fishing and gardening and he was a jack-of-all-trades.  He was a son of the late Harmon and Vera Martin Spangler.  Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pauline Lyon Spangler, who graduated from Canton High School in 1946; two sons, Russell L. Spangler and wife, Sarah and W. Allen Spangler; a daughter, Jean Grubitz and husband, Gene of ILL.; three brothers, Joseph G., William M. and Vernon R. Spangler; grandchildren, Nathan E. Kimmel and Rose, Jacqueline and Danielle Spangler, Kristy Nicola, Tionne Spangler and Kelly Spanger; great-grandchildren, Jacob Nicola, Cameron Heide and Clarissa Kimmel and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held January 26, 2004 at the John M. Oakley and Son Funeral Home in Salem with the Rev. Leonard Southern officiating.  Interment was in Sherwood Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LAWRENCE WILLIAM ‘SAILOR’ SPENCER, 83 died February 27, 2007 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Born November 12, 1923 in Canton, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond Spencer and Rosa Lee (Andrus) Spencer.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy and attended the Church of God of Prophecy.  Surviving are his wife, Martha (Brown) Spencer, children; Lawrence W. “Skipper” Spencer Jr., Murfreesboro, TN, Jeanine Frye, Yorktown, VA and Wanda Elaine Mooneyham, Shelbyville, T; brother, Dr. John R. Spencer, Murphy, NC; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, niece and caretaker, Pam Davis, Georgia.  The funeral service was March 1 at the Gowen-Smith Chapel with Brother Lamar Dotson and Brother Owen Powell officiating.  Burial was in Willow Mount Cemetery, Shelbyville, TN.  Donations can be made to Cascade School, Shelbyville, TN and to local public libraries in his memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEONARD SPITZ, 95, Chambersburg, PA died on September 21, 2007 in Chambersburg Hospital.  Born November 26, 1911 in New York, NY he was a son of the late Samuel and Bertha Rosenthal Spitz.  In the 1920s he played minor league professional baseball in New York City.  He received a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York and during the 1930s was employed as the food purchaser for the New Yorker Hotel, The Plaza Hotel and The Waldorf-Astoria, all in New York City.  He was summoned to work as the food purchaser at the Pentagon during WW II.  During his five years at the Pentagon, he was also assigned the task of improving the processing and packaging of C-rations for the soldiers.  He was owner and president of the former Antrim Cold Storage and the former Leonard Spitz, Inc. (manufacturer of frozen foods), both of Greencastle, PA, for the late 1940s until 1970.  He developed the machinery to create the crinkle cut potato (French fry) at his Greencastle business.  Surviving are children: Lynn A. Spitz, Bellevue, WA; Raymond A. Spitz and wife, Josie, Myrtle Beach, SC; Marilea A. Geyer and husband, Harold, Chambersburg; Marian P. MacNett, (wife of the late David MacNett), Troy; Donald N. Spitz and wife, Mariynn, Lexington, KY and Cheryl A. Pietsch and husband, Benjamin, Chambersburg; seven grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and wife, Peggy Haines Spitz, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harry and Edgar.  A memorial service was held September 25 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral home, Chambersburg with the Rev. John E. Geyer officiating.  Interment followed in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STATTS –MRS. RUTH R. MAY, 76 of Owego, NY died May 11, 1989 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY.  Mrs. May, the former Ruth Statts is a native of Wellsboro.  Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Russell, Owego, Betty Lou Allen, Canton, Mrs. Wallious (Dorothy) Shirley, Owego; one son, Leon and Carolyn May, Texas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; two brothers and one sister.  Funeral and committal services were held in Owego.  Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. May’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STEPP –MRS. JUNES S. KITCHEN, 71 of Laporte died Wednesday evening, March 4, 1992 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born in the Mason House in Laporte, June 11, 1920, daughter of the late Henry and May Mason Stepp.  Mrs. Kitchen graduated from high school in Hughesville and also from the Potts Business School in Williamsport.  She worked for the Reading Railroad in Williamsport and the Sullivan County High School.  She began working at the Laporte Post Office in 1970 and retired as postmaster in 1982.  Her husband, Harold D. Kitchen predeceased her on July 31, 1981.  Surviving are three sons, H. Richard Kahler, Jakarta, Indonesia, Patrick J. Kitchen, Bethesda, Md. and Thomas G. Kitchen, Laporte; a brother, W.R. Stepp, Laporte; sister, Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Worthington, Laporte; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Eliza S. Cox in 1962.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the Sullivan County High School Library, Laporte, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BYRON F. STICKLER for many years of Wauwatosa, born and raised in Roaring Branch, PA.  Born to Eternal Life March 13, 1992 at the age of 92 years.  Beloved husband of the late Norma, loving father of Ray (Diane) Stickler of Mequon, dear grandpa of Stephen (Carla), Michael, Melissa and Stacey Stickler, fond brother of Marcella Stickler and Marguerite (Leslie) Leonard, also survived by a dear friend Fern Perry, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Private family services.  Entombment Wisconsin Memorial Park.  Many years a resident of and active in the &.M.C.A. having been instrumental in the formation of Camp Minkani, founder of the Wisconsin Manufacturers Representative Assn. and established Stickler & Assoc. in1931, member of the Wauwatosa United Methodist Church.  Memorials to Y.M.C.A. Camping Services appreciated, 860 Amy Belle Lake Rd., Hubertus, WI.

WILLIAM R. STORY, 67 of Route 239 Hwy., Unityville died Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at the Williamsport Hospital.  He and his wife, the former Adella I. Charles celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on May 30.  Born April 8, 1934 in Canton, he was a son of Harold and Dorothy Mason Story.  Bill had worked for the former Sprout Waldron Co., now Andritz for 26 years and was a member of their Quarter Century Club.  He was a member of the Lungerville Christian Church and a life member of the Unityville Volunteer Fire Co.  Bill had served in the U.S. Army during peacetime in the 1950’s.  Surviving in addition to his wife and his mother of Muncy is a brother, Phillip M. Story of Muncy; two sisters, Margaret A. Bovee of Spotsylvania, VA and Florence E. McCarty of Muncy; 10 nieces and nine nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his father and three nephews.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with Rev. James Harvey, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Lungerville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  The family requests that any contributions be made to the Unityville Vol. Fire Co., PO Box 44, Unityville, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SAMUEL DAVID, MATTHEW RYAN, MASON RILEY STROHECKER – The Strohecker triplets were born on Monday, September 9, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY to Dr. Robert and Sondi (Landis) Strohecker, Mansfield, PA.  Samuel David died on September 9, Matthew Ryan died on September 15 and Mason Riley died September 18.  Samuel, Matthew and Mason are survived by their parents; twin brothers, Alexander Robert and Anthony Robert Strohecker, both at home; maternal grandparents, Glen and Barbara Landis, Troy; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Marion Eby, Sarasota, FL and Hanna Landis, Lansdale, PA; paternal grandparents, William H. and Jean Strohecker, Mansfield, PA; paternal great-grandparents, William I. and Ruth Strohecker, Dornsife, PA; maternal aunts and uncles, Christopher (Lianne) Landis, Canton, Tiffany (Timothy Shedden, Orange Village, OH, Joshua (Elizabeth) Landis, Ephrata, PA; paternal aunts and uncles, William (Elizabeth) Strohecker, Plano, TX, Wendy Athens, Fort Myers, FL, Jennifer Strohecker, Salt Lake City, UT, Joel Strohecker, Denver, CO; several great aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service was held September 22 at the New Life Church, Rt. 14 and McMurray Road, Canton, PA with the triplets’ grandfather, the Rev. Glen Landis and great-uncle, Arlen Landis officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Strohecker Triplet Memorial Fund, PO Box 632, Mansfield, PA.  Contributions will be designated to memorial trees for Main Street, Mansfield and Children’s Ministries of New Life Church, Canton.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield was entrusted with the arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STRONG –ELIZABETH ROMAS SCHEUFELE – On the afternoon of March 14, 2007, East Ridge Village resident, formerly of Kendall, Betty Scheufele, 84 was peacefully called to her Heavenly Home.  Born in Gillett on September 18, 1922 she was the daughter of Jess and Mabel (Dewey) Strong.  She enjoyed swimming and sports.  The University of Miami Hurricanes was her team.  She traveled to may away games, “Go Canes”!  Mrs. Scheufele was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, were she was an active member.  She volunteered at the This and That Shop and Baptist Hospital.  Surviving are her brother-in-law, George E. Oldroyd, Gillett; step-daughters and husbands, Carol and Cliff Dunning, Silver Springs, MD, Vicki and Stan Elkins, Burbank, CA; nephews and wives, Dennis and Nancy Oldroyd and Charles and Lori Oldroyd all of Gillett, Scott and Marla Oldroyd, Troy; three step-grandchildren, one step-great-granddaughter, two great nieces, seven great nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Frank Romas and H. F. (Dutch) Scheufele; sister, Joyce Oldroyd.  A memorial service was held March 25 at the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA.  Another memorial service was held on March 17 at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Coconut Grove, FL.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STROPE –LISA M. STROPE JENKINS, 33, Troy RR 3, PA died Feb. 14, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Jenkins and her husband, Donald (Zeke) Jenkins were the owner/operators of Jenkins School Buses of Troy, employing drivers in the Northern Tioga, Athens and Troy school districts.  She was a member of the Troy Fire Department, where her husband is third assistant fire chief and her daughter, Candice is the reigning Fire Queen.  They are a three-generation family serving the Troy Fire Department.  She attended the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church on the Berwick Turnpike.  Mrs. Jenkins was an avid horse person, belonging to the Tioga Valley Horse and Saddle Club.  Surviving are her husband, Donald (Zeke) Jenkins, Troy RR 3; three daughters, Candice, Marylou and Donna, all at home; her mother, Judith Swain Strope, Troy; sisters, Susan (Don) Crisman, Virginia Beach, VA; Nancy Strope, Troy and Barbara (Chris) Boles, Norfolk, VA; a half-sister, Ashley Strope, Waverly, NY; treasured friend (second father), Donald (Ed) Robinson, Sayre; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, Richard D. Strope and grandmother, Louella Swain, Troy.  Memorial services were held Feb. 17, 1999 at Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church.  Officiating was the family’s friend and pastor, Rev. Lynn Ensign.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mrs. Jenkins’ name to the Bradford County Extension office for the Horse and Pony 4-H in Towanda, PA.  These donations will be used to further the education of all Bradford County youth in the pleasure of riding and caring of horses.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TYLER L. SWARTZ, 3 ½ years old, Carlisle, formerly of Lewistown, PA died in a drowning accident  on July 11, 2000.  Born December 8, 1996 in Lewistown he was the son of Terry L. Swartz and Desiree K. (Morgan) Swarts, Carlisle.  Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Melody Groff, Newport and Lauris G. Morgan, Carlisle, step-grandfather, Kevin Groff, Newport, paternal grandparents, Mary A. Gardner, Lewistown and Mervin L. Swarts, Selinsgrove, step-grandparents, Bonnie K. Fidler, Selinsgrove and Clyde E. Gardner, Sr., Newport, maternal great-grandparents, June F. Pepper, St. Augustine, FL and Frank and the late Thelma Morgan, Canton, Pearl V. Hecker, New Bloomfield, PA and Florence E.  Kreider, Mifflintown, PA.  The funeral services were held July 15 from the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, PA with Pastor Ray G. Hackett, Millersburg, PA officiating.  Interment was in Locust Run Cemetery, Walker Twp.  –Towanda Daily Review

TRIPPE –HALLETT TRIPPE GERUSO, 95 of the Swiss Pine Lake Community died February 19, 1998.  Born in Canton she was the daughter of the late Frederic H. and Caroline D. Hallett Trippe.  A graduate of the class of 1920 from Canton High School, she attended Elmira College, the University of Wisconsin, New York University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University, where she received a MA degree.  As a student she was active in Chautauqua education.  For many years after that she was a dedicated, innovative educator.  Upon discovering the beauty of the Spruce Pine area, she and her husband, Dick moved there and created the Swiss Pine Lake Community.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Hope Trippe Jensen and Henry Otto Leichter of New York, NY; grandsons, Frederick Stinson and wife, Jennifer Evan Leichter, Wayland, MA; William Joseph and wife, Helen Leckman Leichter, Palo Alto, CA and James Jensen Leichter, Fairmouth, MA; great-grandchildren, Alexander Henry, Clair Hallett and Caroline Elsa Leichter, niece, Caroline Hallett Trippe.  She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Richard Geruso, who died in 1985 and her brother, Edward F. Trippe.  Funeral services were held February 28 from the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Struble officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in memory of Hallett and Dick Geruso to Spruce Pine Public Library, 304 Walnut Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC.  Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAMES B. TROWBRIDGE, 88 of Towanda RR2, Asylum Twp., Pa. died Wednesday afternoon June 5, 2002 at his home.  Born May 14, 1914 in Wyalusing, Pa. he was the son of the late Andrew and Minnie Preston Trowbridge.  Jim attended Sharpeltown Grade School, graduating from Wyalusing High School in 1931.  In early years, Jim worked on the family farm and in 1938 he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police where he served until 1944.  For a time Jim worked as a self-employed garage mechanic and later in 1957 he went to work for M&G Convoy of Buffalo, N.Y. as an automobile transporter.  He retired from M&G Convoy on Oct. 31, 1978.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Sublett Trowbridge on December 28, 1970.  In October of 1983 Jim married Esther Capwell.  Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, a member and Past Noble Grand of Wysox Lodge No. 1152 IOOF and presently served as District Deputy Grand Master IOOF.  Surviving are his wife, Esther Capwell Trowbridge at home; a daughter, Kathleen browning and her husband, John Browning of Chippewa Lake, Ohio; stepsons, John Capwell of Williamsport, Pa., Jerry Capwell of California; two grandsons, Donald and Daniel; step grandchildren, Darrell and his wife, Karen Capwell of Arlington, Va., Traci and her husband, Scott Francis of Fredericksburg, Va.; two step grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Adams and Helen Keeney.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with his pastor, Rev. Allen Hulslander of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Wysox Lodge No. 1152 IOOF will hold a memorial service Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  A graveside committal service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. in Mr. Trowbridge’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/7/2005

JOHN TURNBILL SR., 83, Hawthorne, CA died March 6, 2007 in California.  He was married to the former Rosaline Secules, a Troy native.  Surviving are his wife of 42 ½ years, Rosaline; sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Christina, Robert and Jennifer; a grandson, Brayden; granddaughter, Kelsey, all of California; his mother-in-law, Madeline Secules, Troy; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Bud and Mary Secules, Towanda, Ron and Shirley Morse, Canton and Rhea Secules, Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins from this area.  A celebration of his life will be held on March 16 in Torrence, Calif.  Notes of sympathy can be sent to: Rosaline Turnbill, 13216 Hansworth Ave., Hawthorne, CA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ALBERT H. VARGSON, former Bradford County resident Albert H. Vargson, 64 of Box 11908, Highway 579, Thonotosassa, Fla. died at his home Thursday, Jan. 5, 1989 following an extended illness.  He formerly resided in Big Pond and Granville.  He was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Forksville, Pa. the son of Elizie and Edna Heinze Vargson and was of the Baptist faith.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.  Mr. Vargson was employed by Thatcher Glass Co. of Elmira, starting there in 1948.  He was later transferred to Florida in 1960 and retired there in 1979.  He was foreman for the Westbrook Grading a number of years and did cabinet work in his home workshop.  Also, over the years he had made many knives for his friends and relatives.  Mr. Vargson was an avid hunter and fisherman, returning to Pennsylvania for vacations and hunting with his Pennsylvania relatives and friends.  Albert is survived by his wife, Pauline Lewis at home; one son, Richard Morter of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters; Evelyn Morter Westbrook of Thonotosassa, Fla. and Edna Byrd of Warren Robins, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Dick) Vargson of Towanda; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Morter and two brothers, Bruce and William (Bill).  The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 9 at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel, Brandon, Fla.  Burial was in Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

VOORHEES –PATRICIA L. LENTZ, 66, Fairfield Township in western Pennsylvania died on August 4, 2007 at her home.  Born on July 27, 19441 in Troy she was the daughter of the late Manley Voorhees, Sr. and Jennie L. (Butcher) Voorhees.  She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and a lifetime Girl Scout.  She was also a member of Thyme for Herbs, Ligonier Rotary Club and the PA Realtors Association.  Mrs. Lentz enjoyed the Junior Women’s Club of Latrobe, sewing, arts and crafts, raising sheep and horses on her farm, but family was important to Mummum and memories will be cherished.  Surviving are: daughters, Brenda Seigh (Stephen Viazanko, fiancé), Ligonier Twp.; Darla (Wade) Hall, Fairfield Twp. and Jennifer (Daniel) Kovacks, Indian Lake; sons, Timothy David Lentz, Tampa, FL and Dr. David Patrick (Andrea) Lentz, Ligonier Twp.; grandchildren, Sarah and Rebakah Seigh, Jordan Lentz, Jacob and Olive Hall and Emily Cason and Luke Lentz; sister, Marilyn (Lee) Sheive, Kissimmee, FL; brothers, Elwood Voorhees, Gillett and Manley Voorhees, Jr., St. Cloud, FL; brother-in-law, Warren Smith, Elmira, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and friends, including a special friend, Molly Zell.  She was predeceased by her husband, David O. Lentz; sisters, Lorraine Shappee and Harriett Smith; brothers, Floyd and Sherman Voorhees.  The funeral service was held from the Seventh-Day of Adventist Church, Johnstown, PA on August 6.  Interment was in Lentz Family Cemetery.  The family suggests donations may be made to the Orphanage Fund, c/o Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1035 Goucher Street, Johnstown, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 863 Georges Station Road, Suite 2, Greensburg, PA in her memory.  The family appreciated at the support from neighbors, family and professionals during her illness.  Arrangements were under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home of Derry.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

VOSBURG –LENA LOSBURG JOHNSTON, 98 of Troy RD 3, formerly of Ulster and Wysox died Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born March 23, 1892 in Athens, she was a daughter of John and Ascenith Eliva Merrill Vosburg.  In early years Lena taught school in Ulster Township and also taught Sunday School classes in the Ghent Methodist Church for many years.  Following Lena’s marriage to Orlo D. Johnston on Jan. 6, 1912 the couple engaged in farming on the family farm in Litchfield Township until 1929.  They later purchased and operated farms in Ulster Township and in Wysox until their retirement in 1959 when they moved to Zephyrhills, Fla.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnston resided in Florida for 22 years and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in 1976.  Mr. Johnston preceded his wife in death on Oct. 31, 1977.  Mrs. Johnston returned to Towanda to make her home in 1982.  Lena was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills, Fla.  Mrs. Johnston is survived by a daughter, Mildred Johnston of Bradford County Manor, Troy RD 3; two grandsons, Ronald Barnes of Wysox and James F. Barnes of Towanda RR5; two granddaughters, Mrs. Richard (Sharon) Bena of Sayre RD 2 and Carol Brill of Burke, Va.; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 1991 at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Floral Memory Gardens, Dade City, Fla. at a later date.  –Towanda Dailey Review

WAGNER –BETTY J. CUMMINGS, 84, formerly of Williamsport died Monday, August 6, 2007 at Valley View Nursing Center.  Born September 13, 1922 in Selinsgrove, she was the daughter of Ralph O. and Effie Moyer Wagner.  She was a graduate of Williamsport high School.  She had worked at the A & P, 5 & 10, Tri-State and Tops-All.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Judith Ann Shockloss of Williamsport and Candace Lee Peifer of Litiz; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Lois Herb of Camp Hill.  She was preceded in death by eight siblings.  Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 9 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor N. Glen Landis of New Life Church of Canton officiating.  Burial will be in Electric Dam Cemetery, Snyder County at the convenience of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER –MRS. MARJORIE L. REID, 72 of 77 N. Center St., Canton died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 1977 at her home.  She had been hospitalized for a heart condition and was discharged Tuesday from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was the widow of the late Julian Reid who died in February 1972.  She was born Sept. 15, 1904 at Biglerville, Adams County, Pa., daughter of Robert and Mattie Gentzler Walter.  Mrs. Reid was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Leonard H. Kinnard Chapter 7.  She also was a member of the Canton Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris McClure at home and Mrs. Leona Ballard of Troy; one son, J. Robert Reid of Rockaway, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Ecker of Biglerville and Mrs. Frank (Edna) Hammers of Mt. Wolf, Pa.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A daughter, Janice Haggerty of Rockaway, N.J. died in March of 1973.  The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home, 40 n. Center St., Canton.  Officiating will be the Rev. Robert D. Parker, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples.  A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Biglerville Cemetery at Biglerville, Pa with the Rev. Thomas lush officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

WANCK –MARGARET W. WANCK MCCRACKEN, 80 of 20 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa. was pronounced dead at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 in her home.  She had been in failing health for the past month.  Born April 22, 1916 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Clara Christiansen Wanck.  She spent her early life in Towanda.  Mrs. McCracken graduated from Towanda High School with the class of 1936.  She and her husband, Charles P. McCracken were married June 10, 1937.  They moved to Waynesboro in September 1961.  They moved to their current residence in the fall of 1994.  In her early life, Mrs. McCracken was employed by Vogue Manufacturing, Williamsport and later by W.T. Grant and Evans and Chaffee, Towanda.  Mrs. McCracken was a member of the Waynesboro Presbyterian Church.  She also was a member of the Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of the Eastern Star, the Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and National AARP.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Deborah M. Singer, Waynesboro; two sons, Jack McCracken of Forest Hill, Md. and Jeffrey L. McCracken of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one brother, Dr. Walter E. Wanck of Naples, Fla.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert F. Wanck.  Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WARBURTON –HELEN W. CORSON, 93 of Hughesville, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.  Born July 11, 1914, in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ada Boyer Warburton.  Her first husband of 35 years, Hervey B. Reese, preceded her in death on March 6, 1971. Helen’s second husband of 25 years, Irvin L. “Shorty” Corson, also preceded her in death on August 3, 1998.  Helen was a graduate of Hughesville High School class of 1933 and a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and attending the local fairs, but one of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially family dinners.  Surviving are three daughters, Lois (Oscar) Kepner, Nancy (Gene) Shaner and Sherry (Glenn) Budman all of Hughesville; two brothers, Robert Warburton of Hughesville and Harry Warburton of Raleigh, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Helen was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Reese; a sister, Betty Lockard; and two great granddaughters.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Gregory Davidson and Pastor Max Walters co-officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The family will provided the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1056 Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/25/2007

WARREN –CALLIE HARRINGTON – On the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2007, Callie Jean (Warren) Harrington, 71 of Shunk died quietly at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born March 21, 1935 in Caswell, Virginia she was the daughter of Curtis and Grace (Davis) Warren.  Surviving are her husband of more than fifty years, Harry Harrington.  In accordance with Mrs. Harrington’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private service will be held at the family’s convenience.  Services have been entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WEBLER –DONNA JUNE GRAY, 69 of Forksville, PA died Friday, January 19, 2007 at the Dar-Way Elder Care Rehabilitation Center in Forksville.  Donna was born on July 16, 1936 in Alba.  She was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Esther (Hanscom) Webler.  Donna was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1955.  She was remembered in the 1955 Troy High School year book as “calm and reserved” and “always liked a good book.”  Donna was a homemaker and was Protestant by faith.  Surviving are several distant cousins.  A memorial service to honor Donna’s life will be held at the Dar-Way at a later date.  The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy has been entrusted with arrangements.  Contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the Dar-Way Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, RD 1, Box 1116, Forksville, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Bradford Co. Memorial Park)

CHARLES H. WEIDLER, 83, Williamsport died March 29, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital.  He resided at ManorCare Heath Services for four years.  Born February 2, 1916 in Jersey Shore he was a son of John and Edith Hershker Weidler.  He retired as a truck driver from the former Mushroom Transportation Co. and has worked for Williamsport Beverage.  Mr. Weidler was a former member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston and was a race-car driver in the professional stock-car circuit in 1951 and 1952.  Surviving are his wife, the former Doris K. Fook with whom he observed their 51st wedding anniversary, July 28; daughters, Joyce L. Livingston, Phoenix, AZ, Sandra J. Clemens and Karen C. Rader, both of Williamsport; twin daughters, Barbara Knecht, Williamsport and Beverly E. McNett, Roaring Branch; four sons, John J. Hughesville, Charles H. Montoursville and David B. and Jeffrey L., both of Williamsport; brother, Paul, Williamsport; sister, Lois Ramin, Williamsport; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy L. Hockman in 1987 and great-grandson, Logan A. Tawney in 1998.  The funeral was held April 1 from the Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport with Rev. Kraig Faust of St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WILLIAM ROLLAND WEIGHTMAN, 80 of Forksville, Pa. died on Tuesday, May 21, 1996 at his home.  Born on Dec. 15, 1915 in Jersey Shore, Pa. he was the son of the late Charles and Sadie Hoffman Weightman.  William was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.  Prior to his retirement in 1986 Mr. Weightman was employed as a lineman and dispatcher for R.E.A.  He and his wife, Mary McClure Weightman celebrated 54 years of marriage.  William was mayor of Forksville.  He enjoyed the sports of hunting and fishing.  He left surviving his wife, Mary McClure Weightman at home; a son, James Weightman of Shunk; three granddaughters, Lou Ann Tubach of Forksville, Kelly Weaver of Shunk and Loraine Snell of Montoursville; four great-grandsons; two brothers, Charles Weightman of Wrightsville, Pa. and Robert Weightman of Icksburg, Pa.; five sisters, Floretta Norton of Forksville, Ruth Thompson of Williamsport, Dorothy Huaser of Williamsport, Geraldine LaDarde of Virginia and Lucille Thompson of Florida; one half-sister, Susan Allen of Little Meadows.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Weightman and two sisters, Emily Brink and Betty Matty.   The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24, 1996 at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. James Lewis, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Forksville Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, May 23, 1996 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m.  The family will provide flowers.  Donations or contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

WELCH –JOYCE E. PRESTON, 60, Centerville, PA (Ridgebury Twp.) died September 2, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on June 23, 1938 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary Shipton Welch.  Throughout life she was a caring and devoted mother and grandmother.  She especially enjoyed traveling and camping.  Surviving are; daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Deljanovan, Calvert, PA, Martha Saltsman, Canton, Mary and Dennis Miller, Williamsport; six grandchildren; special friend, Blair Cochran, Centerville; sisters and their spouses, Helen and Cecil Cox, Fredericksburg, VA, Ruth LeWark, Largo, FL, Sharon and Harry Lattimer, Canton, Faye Welch, Fredericksburg, TX; brothers, Harry Welch, Florida, Eugene Welch, Little Rock, AK; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Chick” Welch.  A memorial service was held September 8 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Mike Watson, pastor of the Twin Hills Church of the Nazarene, Muncy officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WELTY –MRS. IVAH L. FULKROD, 73 of 52 Montague St., Canton, died Monday, Feb. 14, 1983 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mrs. Fulkrod was born Sept. 3, 1909 in Lindley, N.Y., a daughter of Willis and Lydia Leavenworth Welty.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and was a former employee of the Jennings Nursing Home and Widmann Drug Store, both in Towanda.  Surviving are her husband, Franklin D. Fulkrod of Canton; two sons, Emmett Cummings of Apoka, Fla. and daughter, Grace L. Cummings of Towanda RD 3; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Everson of Ulster and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Moore of Corning, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Welty of Presho, N.Y.; also several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Leslie Cummings in 1970 and also by four children.  Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Erwin Cemetery, Erwin, N.Y.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canton Ambulance Association or to the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Mrs. Fulkrod’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WEST –FLORENCE MARGARET (WEST) KILMER, 93, Waverly and formerly of Barton, died January 5, 1998 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY.  Born in Wellsville, NY, May 24, 1904, she was the daughter of James Wilson and Frances Smith West.  A resident of Halsey Valley for over 40 years, she was a member of the Halsey Valley Methodist Church; member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; member of the Halsey Valley Grange.  Predeceasing her were her husband, Claude Kilmer in 1965; son, James in 1979 and daughter, Marion Haggerty in 1983.  Surviving are a grandson, Larry (Carol) Kilmer, Owego, NY; granddaughter, Virginia (James) Wright, Candor; great-grandsons, Billy Kilmer, Robby Kilmer and James Wright Jr.; great-granddaughters, Nikki Becken and Jamie Wright; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held January 9 at 2 p.m. at the Candor Funeral Parlour, Inc., 137 Main St., Candor, NY with Rev. Philip Jordan officiating.  Spring burial will be in Halsey Valley Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Kilmer’s memory may be made to the Halsey Valley Fire Department, c/o Barbara McPherson, 1245 Halsey Valley Road, Barton, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GARY WILBER, 53, of Canton, Pa. died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.  Gary Lee was born in Blossburg, Pa. on Jan. 17, 1954 a son of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Kelley) Wilber.  He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1972.  Gary will be remembered for his quiet nature.  He was always ready to help anyone in need.  He was employed by Canton's Swayze Folding Box Company for more than 18 years until its closure.  He loved being outdoors and special times to Gary were spent riding motorcycles and four-wheelers, fishing, hunting and playing softball.  Surviving are his brothers and sisters, Velma (Donald) Spencer of Wellsboro, Elwood (Barbara) Wilber, LeWayne (Marilan) Wilber and Cecil Wilber all of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Jeff Bellows, Ted Owen and Gary Isaacs.  He was predeceased by siblings, Lewis and Phyllis and an infant sister, Dorothy.  A memorial service and life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Pepper Funeral Home, on Springbrook Drive, in Canton, with Rev. Melvin Good officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review 8/25/2007

WILKINSON –JOSEPHINE M. ROBERTS, 95 of West Union Street, Canton died July 25, 1997 at her home.  Aunt Jo, as she was known by her family and friends, was a homemaker and had resided in Canton since 1919.  In her earlier years she was employed by Swayze Folding Box Co.  Mrs. Roberts was born May 23, 1892 at Montour Falls, NY a daughter of Harry and Mary Stout Wilkinson.  She is survived by a niece, Mary McCoy, Canton; nephew, John Hackett, Syracuse, NY and a grand niece, Sandra McCoy, New York City, NY.  Private funeral and committal services were held July 26, 1987 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment was at Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY.  Memorials may be sent to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Canton Food Pantry, c/o Barbara Palmer.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAMS –MRS. MARTHA W. INGERICK died in St. Petersburg, Fla. January 29, 1965.  She was born October 17, 1911 in Canton, the daughter of Edwin Williams and Jessica Sechrist Williams.  She was a member of Mirror Lake Christian Church in St. Petersburg, The Pinellas County Rose Society, St. Petersburg and Gulf Beach Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Madeira Beach, Fla.  Survivors include her husband, Mac L. Ingerick; two sons, Ronald E. Ingerick, Madeira Beach, Fla., Richard E. Ingerick, Reading; a daughter, Mrs. William L. Moore, Gulfport, Fla.; five brothers, Byron Williams, Venice, Fla., Carroll Williams and Richard Williams, both of Azusa, Calif., LeRoy Williams, Santa Rosa, Calif., Kenneth Williams, Canton; a sister, Mrs. Harold Morgan, Shunk and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 1, 1985 at Mirroc Lake Christian Church, St. Petersburg with the pastor, the Rev. Dr. J. Wayne Drash officiating.  Interment was in Memorial Park, St. Petersburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WRIGHT –EDNA M. SEELEY, 74, of Galeton, PA died Tuesday, August 31, 1999 in her home.  Born November 6, 1924 in Hector Township, PA, she was the daughter of Harold L. and Crystal Flynn Wright.  On August 23, 1943 in Genesee, PA she married Clarence L. Seeley, who survives.  Mrs. Seeley was a homemaker and served as assistant librarian for the Galeton Public Library.  Surviving besides her husband are: two daughters, Christine Losey and Melanie Seeley both of Galeton; three grandchildren, Michael Seeley, Brian Losey and Tamara Ruman all of Galeton; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Seeley and Dalton Seeley; two brothers, Richard Wright of Genesee, PA and Charles Wright of Little Marsh, PA; four sisters, Juanita Fanton of Wellsville, NY, Pauline Graves of little Marsh, Clara Lea Naylor of Seward, NE and Donita Empson of Coudersport, PA and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold (Bill) Wright and Donald Wright and a sister, Barbara Jacobs.  There will be no visitation or service.  Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, the Gale Hose Ambulance or the Goodyear Hose Co.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Collins-Olney Funeral home, Galeton, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

YETTER –GERTRUDE ELIZABETH YETTER NEWELL, 87 of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. died July 10, 1996 in North Carolina.  She was born Feb. 18, 1909 in Powell, Pa. the first daughter of Henry LeGrand and Mary Washington Talada Yetter.  She attended Powell Grade School and Monroe Grammar School and she graduated from Towanda High School in 1925.  In 1927 she graduated from Mansfield State College and was hired the same year to teach in Orwell School.  In 1929 she was hired to teach at Sayre Schools and she completed her elementary teacher training at Pennsylvania State College.  She married John James Newell of Potterville and Long Island, N.Y. Aug. 18, 1934 in the home of her parents in Powell.  She and her husband moved to Long Island to begin their new life.  He was the principal of the Cold Spring Harbor Schools.  She taught kindergarten there.  After receiving her bachelor of science in elementary education in 1954 from the State University of New York in New Paltz, she taught 18 years in the Harborfields School District in Huntington, N.Y.  After she retired she continued to substitute teach for a number of years.  She lived in Cold Spring Harbor 62 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church there and later in Huntington.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women and held office and worked many years in their Common Ground Gift Shop.  Mrs. Newell was a member of the American Red Cross for 20 years and she was a member and officer of the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department Auxiliary for 50 years.  She was the last surviving member of the Bowling Widows Neighborhood Club.  She was a volunteer worker at Burrwood Home for the Blind.  Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting and reading historical novels.  She enjoyed traveling before and after retirement and there were few states she had not visited.  She also traveled to Germany, Hawaii, England, Scotland, Canada, Norway and Sweden.  She visited the Caribbean Islands and sailed through the Panama Canal.  She was predeceased by her husband, John James Newell, who died in 1983.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Lela Newell of LeRaysville; her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Rich Simmel of North Carolina; granddaughters Karin of Indiana and Sharon of LeRaysville; grandsons, John of California, Brad of Georgia, Keith of Georgia and Todd of North Carolina and great-grandchildren, Rachel and Emily of Indiana and Jesse of LeRaysville.  Also surviving are her sister, Jane Yetter Place of Powell and Dryden, N.Y. and a niece, Judy Place Allis of New York and a nephew, Tom Place of Sayre.  She will be missed by her family and her many friends all across America.  She is buried at the Huntington Cemetery in Huntington.  There will be a memorial service for her at the United Methodist Church in Huntington Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 180 W. Neck Road, Huntington, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

THEODORE L. ‘TED’ YOUNG of Troy, Pa., died unexpectedly Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Troy Community Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Katherine Westlake Young, and stepchildren, Katrina Westlake and Laura Wamsley of Troy; his former wife, Marianne Oliver of Coronado, Calif.; four daughters, Karen Vogler of Corning, N.Y., Linda Young-Miller of Horseheads, N.Y., Kathy Rose of San Diego, Calif., and Sheila Young-Pell of Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  Ted was a supervisor at Sylvania Electric for more than 20 years and a building and grounds assistant for Kmart, Sayre, and managed apartment complexes in both Sayre and Elmira.  Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Ebensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Otto and Gertrude Young.  A graduate of Troy High School, Ted was a proud World War II Marine Corps veteran.  Active in the community, he was a member of the Troy American Legion, Post 49; the Troy VFW, Post 8675; the Troy Lion's Club; and the former Troy Drum and Bugle Corps. An avid outdoorsman, he was a founding member of the Troy Rod and Gun Club and a founding and honorary member of the Armenia Mountain Ponderosa Club.  Arrangements are through the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. 16947. There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy American Legion, Post 49, 1 Veterans Drive, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/31/2007

CHARLES B. YORK, 74 of LeRaysville died suddenly on Friday, May 4, 1990 in Owego, N.Y.  Born in Berwick on Nov. 4, 1915, he was a son of the late Warren and Bessie Jumper York.  He was a self-employed truck driver for most of his life and at the time of his death he was employed by the Preston Lumber Company of Wyalusing.  Charles enjoyed sporting events with his grandsons and fishing and hunting.  He was very well known and had many friends in the LeRaysville area where he had lived for the past 33 years.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Edwards York of LeRaysville; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara L. Preston of Wysox; two grandchildren; Charles and Terry Brown of Wysox; one sister, Mrs. Peter (Shirley) Mroz of Newfoundland, Pa.; two brothers, Dale York of Pittston and Warren York Jr. of Moosic; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose with the Rev. Steven Crabtree of the LeRaysville United Church of Christ officiating.  Interment will be in Rushville Cemetery.  Friends may call this evening after 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

YOUNG –RUTH E. ROY, 74 of 302 Federal Ave. died Friday, March 13, 1998 in Williamsport Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday.  Her husband, George Roy, died in 1972.  She was a nurse’s aide at Williamsport Hospital and a waitress at the Shapiro Tea Room.  She attended Greenview Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  Born May 19, 1923 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of James W. and Lillian R. DeLong Young.  Surviving are two brothers, James L. Young of Sunbury RR and John E. Young Sr. of Williamsport.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Schenck and Ethyle Kessler.  The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Ralph W. Marks Jr., her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

?. –LETHA R. REYNOLDS, 93 of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA died Friday November 11, 1994.  Born September 19, 1901 in Zalma, MO, she was a resident of Sayre, PA since 1954.  She is survived by a son, David Reynolds of Seattle, WA and a niece, Catherine Hauck of Atlanta, GA.  She was predeceased by sisters, Ada and Almeda.  Private services were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

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