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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice


Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Tioga County PA





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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 


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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page

You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Three Hundred Ninety Two
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site. All people on this page graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, Mansfield State College, or Mansfield University OR were faculty or staff. Many other MSTC graduates are on the Local Cemetery obit pages. 

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..



BAXTER Clarence E. Baxter

81, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013.  He was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Loveland, Ohio, a son of the late Chester and Estella (Books) Baxter. He was the husband of 57 years of Elizabeth "Betty" (Cole) Baxter.   Clarence was a Korean War veteran serving with the United States Navy. He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge and the American Legion. Mr. Baxter owned Baxter's Bakery, Wellsboro and was formerly employed by Mansfield University.   Clarence is survived by his wife, Betty; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Carolyn Baxter of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla and Allen Smith of Galeton, Della and Terry House of Morris; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Josh, Brendon and Austin Davis, Wayne Jr., Laura and Edward Baxter, Shelly, Hillaree and Hannah Casher, Leslie Baxter, Carolyn, Debbie and Liz Keister. He was predeceased by a grandson, Tylor Davis; great-grandson, Jason Keister, Jr.; one sister and three brothers.  Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.     Wellsboro Gazette – June 12, 2013    


BRIGGS Loretta Rose Briggs Coleman

87, of LeRaysville died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Loretta was born March 17, 1925, in Wellsboro, Pa., a daughter of Harry and Mertelle Stevens Briggs. Loretta's father died when she was 10, and a few years later the family moved to LeRaysville, her mother's hometown. Her mother then married Harold Brister of LeRaysville.  Loretta graduated from LeRaysville High School in 1943, finishing a half-year early to start college in a war-time program to bring teachers into the work force quickly. She graduated from Mansfield State Teachers' College in 1947, again missing her own graduation because she was already holding a teaching position.  On Aug. 27, 1952, she married Frederick Arno Coleman of LeRaysville in State College, Pa. They had a 57-year marriage.  From the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, Loretta taught math and science in the Greens Landing, LeRaysville, Hartwick, N.Y., Montrose and Northeast Bradford high schools. She left her teaching career, however, to selflessly help her family. For approximately 50 years, she cared for family members, including her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Mary Coleman; her disabled son, Jimmy, for more than 45 years; her own mother; and her husband and daughter; as well as other relatives, all while tending her home.  A kind and compassionate person often described simply as "sweet," she was always concerned about others, frequently sending greeting cards and praying for those facing problems. She never wanted people to inconvenience themselves for her. A woman of Christian faith, she showed great patience and tremendous internal strength and had a practical, realistic side. She also had a great sense of humor and an inquisitive mind. She endured and survived several health problems in recent years remarkably well.  Loretta attended the Neath Welsh Congregational Church and was a member of LeRaysville Chapter 498, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed flowers, shopping, eating out and reading. In recent years, she divided her time between her own home and that of her daughter.  Loretta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ken Sharer of Laceyville (Stevens Township); sisters and brother-in-law, Harriett and Cart Roof of Standing Stone and Betty Mallow of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda; her stepsister and her husband, Florence (Brister) and Steve Webb of Advance, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Gene Beers, Cynthia Aeppli, Dan Webb, Diane Webb and Darlene Cary and their families; her son-in-law's relatives, the Sharers, Campbells, Newtons and their families, whom she also loved; and many friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Arno, in 2010; son, Jimmy, in 2010; an infant daughter, Mary, in 1960; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Thelma Coleman, in 2003; a brother-in-law, Golden Mallow in 1995; and her parents.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church. A memorial service and celebration of Loretta's life will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Paul Blasko officiating.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Rushville Cemetery with Pastor Tom Burlington officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to any of several local organizations: the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation, in care of Martha Young, 747 East St., LeRaysville, PA 18829; the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, c/o Bob Moore, 1071 Main St., PO Box 99, LeRaysville, PA 18829; Neath Welsh Congregational Church, 9043 Rt. 467, LeRaysville, PA 18829; HOPS Ambulance, c/o James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837; or LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Department, c/o John Keegan, Sawmill Road, LeRaysville, PA 18829, in Loretta Coleman's memory.    Towanda Daily Review – February 26, 2013


CLEVELAND Beatrice C. Raymond [SRGP 84749]       

94, of Leesburg, Fla., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Tavares, Fla. Beatrice was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Mansfield, to Welch and Helen (Dreas) Cleveland. She graduated from Mansfield University in 1939, married Jack Raymond in 1941, and taught elementary school in Stroudsburg for 23 years. She is survived by son, Asa D. Raymond and his wife Patricia of Bowling Green, Ky.; son Jon M. Raymond and his wife Mary Ellen of Cary, N.C.; daughter-in-law Marilyn Raymond of Lancaster; sister, Donna Strein of Montoursville; sister, Helen Kodish of Lewistown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a son, Gary; a brother, Ellis Cleveland and a sister, Doris Rathbun. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday Nov. 10, at the Lake Square Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, Fla. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the Music Ministry at Lake Square Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive: Leesburg, Fla. 34788.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 30, 2013


GAGLIANO Tiara Lynn Gagliano

25, of Summerville, S.C., a Mansfield University graduate, who majored in anthropology and music, died Friday evening, Dec. 21, 2012, in a Summerville hospital.  A memorial service was held 6 p.m., Monday evening, Dec. 24, at 105 Amaretto Court, Summerville, S.C.  Tiara was born Oct. 21, 1987, in Reading, a daughter of Jacqueline Kennedy McGowan and David Charles Christopher Gagliano-Birtch. Miss Gagliano enjoyed computers, photography, sketching and music. She loved her dog, Eshii, her sisters, nieces and nephews dearly.  Surviving are her mother, of Winnemucca, Nev.; her father; two sisters, Alicia Marie Irwin of Huntington, Jessica Lee Kieffer of Shirleysburg; her grandmother, Thelma McDonough of Reading; a niece, Kirra Lynn Fox; a nephew, Jean' Luc T. Irwin; and her dog, Eshii. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Tiara's best friend, Miranda, and her other friends and family for their love and support. They also wish to thank Dr. Bellil with the Cancer Center at Trident Regional Medical Center. A special thank you to Bruce and Tammy Skipper, Tiara's "foster parents," and their son, Stasi.  Donations can be made to Dial Murray Funeral Home, 300 West Main St., Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461, in Tiara's memory. Wellsboro Gazette – December 27, 2012


GARDNER Emma Jane (E.J.) Gardner-Stocum

Emma Jane (E.J.) Gardner-Stocum, 66, of Palmetto, Florida, died on November 5, 2012. E.J. was born on November 11, 1945, to the late Walter S. Gardner, Jr., and Ruth Gardner of Canton, Pennsylvania. She was a 1963 graduate of Canton High School and earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Mansfield University. She retired in 2000 from the Horseheads School District, where she worked as a classroom elementary teacher. E.J. was predeceased by her brothers, Paul and Jim Gardner. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Stocum; daughter, Elizabeth Stocum Mueller; son-in-law, Don Mueller; and grandson, Max Mueller. Donations in E.J.'s memory may be made to the Gardner Road Elementary School Library. Please join us for music and dancing in a celebration of her life Saturday, November 24 at the American Legion: 235 Scottwood Ave Elmira Heights at 8PM. State at the door that you are there for E.J.'s Memorial Party.   Star Gazette – November 11, 2012


HAGER Harry D. Hager Jr

85, of Mansfield, PA, went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness. He was born January 12, 1928, in Tioga, PA, to Harry Sr. & Marie Badman Hager. Harry was employed by Dairylea, Surge, Cornell Brothers Agway, Russell Brown, and then retired from Mansfield University after 14 years of service. He was a member of Tioga First Baptist Church for many years, where he served in many areas, and more recently attended Mansfield First Baptist Church. Harry enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. Harry is survived by his loving children: sons & daughters-in-law, Martin & Esther of Troy, PA, Thomas & Rhonda of Millerton, PA, Daniel & Christine of Gillett, PA; a daughter & son-in-law, Bethany & Richard Webster of Sterling, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer Hager, Christine (Chris) Schonher, Carl Hager, Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Joshua Hager, Daniel Hager, David (Megan) Hager, Dustin & Dana Gleason, Andrew & Alison Webster, & Mykayla Hart; five great grandchildren, Evelynn & Remington Schonher, Christopher & Elena Hager, & Gabe Hager; as well as many nieces, nephews, & cousins. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Sue (Jerry) Wills, and a special friend, Mary Webster. Harry was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Dunbar Hager in 1953; his second wife, Juanita Farman Hager in July 2006; his brothers, Clement, Clinton, & Carl; and sisters, Margaret McMillen, Regina Middaugh and Arlene Cole. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 1:00 PM with Revs John Shypulefski & Steven Case officiating. Memorial contributions in Harry's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 301 Grant St. Suite 900 Pittsburgh, PA 15219.     Star Gazette – June 23, 2013

 John R.  HALL,  age 71, a resident of Yarmouthport, MA, since 1981, Wednesday, April 9, 1986 at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, after a short illness. Mr. Hall was the husband of Chyrstal (Soper) Hall. Born in Rutland, Pa., he grew up in Rutland and Mansfield, Pa., and attended school in Mansfield. Mr. Hall graduated from the Mansfield State College in 1936. Upon graduation, he worked as a hay broker, buying and selling hay in Auburn, NY and Little Falls, NJ. Mr. Hall became a Chevrolet dealer in Troy, Pa. for 30 years. He was a widely-known wholesaler of automobiles in the East. Mr. Hall moved to Yarmouthport, MA, in 1981 from Troy, Pa. he was a life member of the Elks Club in Auburn, NY, and he belonged to many automobile dealer associations. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Patricia Cotoia of Marstons Mills, MA., Mother Blanche Hall of Mansfield, Pa., 2 grandchildren, David and Jennifer Strong of Marstons Mills, MA, brother-in-law, Wellwood Soper of Hendersonville, NC. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at the Hallett Funeral Home, 283 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Visiting hours are omitted. Burial Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, MA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice Association of Cape Cod, 66 School Street, Hyannis, MA, 02601. A memorial service will be held on May 3, 1986 at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa.


HALSTEAD –EVELYN HALSTEAD THOMAS, 95 of Douglas Drive, Waverly, N.Y. died Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  Born Oct. 27, 1905 in Factoryville, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Proper Halstead.  Evelyn was a graduate of the Factoryville High School, Factoryville, Pa. and valedictorian of her class in 1924.  She graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1928, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in home economics.  Evelyn also attended Cornell University and Columbia University receiving her Master’s Degree from Columbia University in 1932.  She spent the next four summers attending the University of Colorado at Boulder in doctorate studies.  Evelyn was a member of the faculty of the Mansfield State Teachers College from 1932 to 1939.  She later taught in the Lackawanna Public School District and served as the home economic county coordinator for Lackawanna County.  In 1939 Evelyn married Mark Palmer.  The couple owned the Penn Marlyn Hotel in Mansfield from 1939 to 1946.  They purchased and operated the Palmer House in Waverly, N.Y. from 1946 to 1971.  In 1970 Mr. Palmer died.  Evelyn continued to teach home economics in the Waverly School District from 1963 to 1973.  In 1973 she married Edwin J. Thomas who preceded her in death in 1998.  In 1973 she married Edwin J. Thomas who preceded her in death in 1998.  Evelyn was a lifetime and the oldest member of the Factoryville Baptist Church and an active volunteer in the Wayne County Red Cross and Gray Ladies at Wayne County Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa.  She was also active in the Presbyterian Church in Honesdale and Seeleyville Chapel, Seeleyville, Pa.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Clara Belle DeLill and Robert W. DeLill of Waverly, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Mark DeLill of Elmira, N.Y. and Heather DeLill of Binghamton, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Scott DeLill, Jeannie Knapp, Gail DeLill and Robin Stroman and a sister-in-law, Christina Halstead.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Factoryville Cemetery, Factoryville, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  –Towanda Daily Review


HAGEDORN Miriam H. Whitney

Miriam Hagedorn WHITNEY, born in Philadelphia, PA, on October 10, 1922, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA.  Her husband, The Rev. Dr. John Raymond Whitney, who died on March 2, 2006, wrote this obituary.  Also predeceasing her were her parents, Dr. Hervey M. Hagedorn, a physician, and Helen K. Hagedorn, a nurse, as well as an older sister, Betty.  A younger brother, Richard, died as a small child when struck by an automobile driven by an intoxicated driver.   Mrs. Whitney, during her lifetime, acquired the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University.  Prior to that she attended elementary and high school in Westfield, PA, where she lived, leaving there as a Junior to study for three years at Wheelock College in Boston.  Subsequently she extended her academic career with study at Boston University and earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at the Pennsylvania State University at State College.  She taught professionally for eighteen years sequentially in Westfield, PA, Ulysses, PA, Alexandria, VA, and State College, PA.  In State College she participated as an instructor-teacher in the early development of cluster education for elementary students.  Regardless of the excellence of her professional career, she knew herself best as the wife of her husband John, mother of her son Dick, grandmother of her granddaughter Erin (Joshua) Swann, and great-grandmother of her great-grandchildren Sophia, Lilly, and Ryder.   Married April 10, 1943 in St. Martin’s Church, Providence, RI during World War II, she wrote to her overseas husband every day for two and a half years.  She knew the financial sacrifices and social tensions of living as a clergy wife from 1953 until her death.  She was an excellent cook and baker, excelling as well in the arts of knitting, rug braiding and quilting.  Suffice it to say that she worked at a professional level of excellence both at home, in the parish, and in the schoolroom.   In her later years she became an inveterate letter writer, knitting together in her correspondence a cordial network of on-going friendships.  Leaving formal theology largely to her husband, she was a life-long participant in the parish life she knew in the Episcopal Church, including a deep personal commitment to Christ and the Christian life.   A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2013 in All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland, PA.  The Rev. Janis Yskamp and the Rev. Gregory P. Hinton will preside.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA 16950 or All Saints Episcopal Church, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Olney Funeral Home obituary– September 2, 2013   


HARKNESS Shelly L. (Harkness) Holdren

46, lifelong resident of Troy, died on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Jeffery L. Holdren. The couple married Dec. 8, 1984 and had 27 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy. The funeral service to honor Shelly's life will be private and at the convenience of her family. Shelly was born on April 16, 1966 in Troy, daughter of Roger D. and Sandra "Sandy" (Morgan) Harkness of Troy. She was a Troy Area High School graduate, Class of 1984, and attended Mansfield University. Shelly has worked for the Martha Lloyd Community in their day program, was a direct care provider for Futures Community Services, and was a childcare provider in her and Jeff's home. Shelly was very active in her church, The First Baptist Church of Troy. She was president for several years of the American Baptist Woman's Association and was a volunteer for Special Olympics. The most important things in life to Shelly were her God and her family. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, sister and aunt.  Shelly is survived by her husband Jeff; her sons, Devin Lynn Holdren and Dustin Lee Holdren, both of Troy; her granddaughter Kaitlynn Holdren and her mother Kristie Holdren; her parents Roger and Sandy; her sister Stephanie (Brett) Bentley and their son Cody of Troy, her grandmothers, Ruth Morgan and Winifred Harkness; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and lots of friends.  Shelly was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Morgan and Wayne Harkness, her aunt Sharon Sifnakis, her cousin Debbie Stick, her father and mother-in-law Artie and Martha Holdren, Sr. and her special friend Tony Dempsey.  Memorial contributions may be made in Shelly's memory to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review – October 6, 2012   

Stan Otto Heaps, 43, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, in Denver, Colo. Born Aug. 20, 1954, in Renovo, he was the son of John and Claire Heaps. He entered the Mansfield schools, and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1972.  He graduated from Mansfield State College in 1976 and received a master's degree in history from Mansfield University in 1978. He married Stephanie Kelly on July 3, 1980, in Dallas, Texas. He was an outstanding athlete and coach with a lifelong interest in all sports, serving youth programs in Mansfield. As an analyst for the National Security Agency, he served five years in England with the Department of Defense where he taught history for the University of Maryland and served as player/coach for base basketball and baseball teams. He was employed sports information for the Dallas Blackhawks hockey team from 1979 to 1980; worked as a sports reporter at the Garland Daily News from 1980 to 1981; and worked as a sports reporter at the Post Journal, Jamestown, NY, from 1981 to 1983.  From 1983 to 1987, he was in US Army Intelligence and had served as an agent in the National Security Agency since 1988.  He once briefed General Schwartzhopff on unit operations. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie; one son, Lance Heaps, at home; one daughter, Alyssa Heaps; at home; his parents, John and Claire Heaps of Mansfield; one brother, Curtis Heaps of Mansfield; and one sister, Julie Heaps of Mansfield. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Olinger Sixteenth Street Chapel, Denver, Colo. Burial will be made at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Colo. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Mansfield.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

HICKS Dawn Lee
Age 43, of Troy, PA, died on Friday, December 12, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Dawn's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Berbary officiating. Dawn was born on May 7, 1965 in Towanda, PA, the daughter of Robert Hicks of Troy and Kae M. Hicks, also of Troy, PA. She was a Towanda High School graduate, class of 1983, and was currently a student of Mansfield University. Dawn was also working for the Food Service/Catering Department of the university. Dawn is survived by parents, Robert and wife, Mickie Hicks of Troy, PA, and Kae Hicks of Troy, PA; her children, Brittany D. Hicks of Troy, PA, and Marcus D. Parrott of Horseheads, NY; her fiancé, Mitch Parrott of Horseheads, NY; her brothers and sister, Dorene (Mike) Fives and son Brayden of Troy, PA, Tim (Lori) Hicks and daughters, Allyssa and Taryn of Millerton, PA, Scott Hicks of Williamsport, PA, William (Anne) Hicks and daughters, Margaret and Ella, of Elk Ridge, MD, Dr. Steven (Teresa) Renzi and daughter, Gianna of Havertown, PA; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dawn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Eleanor Hicks, and Warren and Glaedys Stehr; along with her special nephew, Devin Fives. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that to honor Dawn's memory, memorial contributions may be made to trusts set up for her children, Brittany and Marcus, c/o First Citizen's Bank, 2 West Main St., Troy, PA 16947.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2008

EARL E. HINMAN JR., 76 a retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force died at a nursing home in Silver Spring, Md. on March 31, 1995 of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered in July 1994.  Colonel Hinman, who lived in Wheaton, Md., since 1955 was born in Sayre, Pa. on July 4, 1918 as the only son of Earl E. Hinman and Lula Warner Hinman.  He graduated from Towanda High School in 1936 and worked as a surveyor and draftsman at Claverack Electric Coop. in Towanda until 1942 when he enlisted in the United States Army.  During World War II he was stationed in India and Africa.  After his discharge, he attended Mansfield State Teachers College and earned a B.S. in Secondary Education in 1950.  In 1951 he received a M.S. in Secondary Education from Bucknell University.  In 1951 he was recalled to active duty in the Air Force and served in Iceland and various locations in the Washington, D.C. area.  After he left active duty, he remained in the Reserves until his official retirement with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1978.  When Colonel Hinman retired from active duty, he worked for the United States Government in the Civil Service until retiring from the government in 1972.  Colonel Hinman also was a counselor and teacher at several public schools and an assistant professor at the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.  Survivors include: his wife of 40 years, Roberta D. Hinman; two sons, Larry E. Hinman of Olney, Md. and Brian L. Hinman of Los Gatos, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Banning Wrisley of  Towanda; a stepmother, Grace D. Hinman of Telford, Pa.; two nephews, Steve Irvine and Dennis Irvine of Monroeton; two grandsons, six great-nieces and nephews and one great-grandniece.  Colonel Hinman will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. on April 6, 1995 with a service with full military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOLCOMB James E., Jr. Died peacefully July 20 at County Care PCH, Montrose, PA. He was born July 6, 1912, the son of James E. Sr. and Anna Kilbourne Burroughs Holcomb. He grew up on the farm of his grandmother, Rose Holcomb in LeRoy, and was cared for by her and his father's sisters, Minnie and Carrie Holcomb. When he was 12 years old, his parents moved up to the farm, too. He was a graduate of Canton High School, 1929, and held degrees from Mansfield State Teachers College, 1933, and Cornell University, 1951. He taught 39 years in the schools of Bradford County: Laquin, West Burlington, LeRaysville, and Canton. An aficionado of foreign languages, he studied and traveled in France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Several times in the 60's, he took groups of high school students to Mexico. In 1949, Jim married Ruth Terry Doane, and moved to Troy where they lived for almost fifty years. Together, the raised their daughter, Martha. Jim continued to teach in Canton and became involved in local activities: the First Presbyterian Church, the Troy Library Association, and the Bradford County Library. He thrived upon the stimulating discussions at the Friday Night Meetings at Bud and Florence Mitchells'. After retiring from teaching, he delivered Meals on Wheels throughout Bradford County. He spent much time with his four grandsons and greatly enriched their lives with his knowledge and devotion to them. Jim was known for his great wisdom - a lifelong student. He was an avid reader, knowledgeable about current events, history, foreign languages, and classical music. He always took time to help his family and friends. He had a special way of understanding people's needs. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Charles Denkenberger of Montrose. His four grandsons include Sean Seymour of Berkeley, CA, Nate Seymour, Alexandria, VA, David and Jill Denkenberger, Princeton, NJ, and Thomas and Kerri Denkenberger, LaJolla, CA. He is also survived by several nieces and a nephew. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Troy Presbyterian Church or the Bradford County Library. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, PA, is in charge of the arrangements.

HULSLANDER –EVA HULSLANDER MITCHELL (SRGP#08104) – A 30 year resident of the Oakmont Community in Santa Rosa, CA, Eva Hulslander Mitchell, 93 died January 21, 2003 in Palo Alto, CA.  Born in 1909 and raised on a dairy farm in Grey’s Valley near Mainesburg, PA, she was the daughter of Harry and Blanche Hulslander, lifelong residents of that area.  She met her future husband, Harold a native of nearby Troy at age six.  At age 16, she graduated from Troy High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in home economics from Mansfield State Teachers College at age 19.  After a short career as a high school teacher in western Pennsylvania, Eva and Harold were married in 1932 in the depths of the great depression at her family’s farm in Grey’s Valley.  They moved to Albany, NY where Harold was employed by the telephone company.  Because depression era policies dictated that only one spouse could be employed Eva was forced to give up her teaching career so that her husband could keep his job.  In the years that followed the Mitchells relocated to New Jersey, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle to accommodate his successive telephone company assignments, finally moving to Oklahoma in 1971 to play golf and enjoy their retirement.  She was also a razor sharp bridge player.  Surviving are her son, Kent Mitchell, an attorney in Palo Alto and his two children; three children of her daughter, Janice and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband of 65 years, Harold C. “Andy” Mitchell and in 1989 by her daughter, Janice Mitchell Fletcher.  Interment will be in a joint niche shared with her husband’s remains at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent Sentinel


JACKSON Dale Andrew Jackson

86, of Coudersport, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in his home with his loving family at his side.  Born March 12, 1926, in Summit Township, Potter County, PA, he was the son of Merrick Victor and Miriam Joy Reed Jackson.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1946 – 1949.  A graduate of Coudersport High School, he earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Mansfield University and a master’s degree from Penn State.  He retired from teaching at Otto Eldred High School in 1987 and was appointed as Potter County Register and Recorder for several years.  Mr. Jackson was also a substitute teacher at various local school districts.  In his free time, he enjoyed working outdoors, cutting timber, gardening, and attending auctions.  Surviving are:  his wife of 54 years, Marlyn Jane Hurrle Jackson;  five children, Patrick Jackson of Coudersport, Judith (Alan) Lacher of Roulette, PA, Sandra (Michael) Engiles of Stafford, VA, Kathleen (Brian) Rademacher of Beaver, PA, and Victoria (Daniel) Clarke of Warsaw, VA;  eight grandchildren;  six younger siblings, Greta Jackson, Lois Jackson, Rhea (Charles) Reeves, Donald “Buck” (Carole) Jackson, Marilyn (Robert) Wagner, and Darryl (Judy) Jackson;  and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915 or a charity of the donor’s choice.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise - April 10, 2012    


JACQUISH Mabel J. Thomas [SRGP 65846]

Millville, PA: Mabel J. Thomas, 90, of Millville, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 1, 2012 at the Millville Health Care Center. She was born March 7, 1922 in Mainesburg, PA, a daughter of the late Daniel P. and Arbutus Laing Jaquish. Mabel graduated from Mansfield High School and then she was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Mansfield University. She retired from Central Middle School in 1985. She is a member of the Millville Christian Church where she is a Meredith Elder and a Sunday School Teacher for fifty plus years. She enjoyed making crafts and helping her husband make ornaments and toys. She also enjoyed reading and writing. Mabel especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Robert Thomas, who died November 11, 1979; and four brothers, William, Daniel, Joseph, and Francis Jaquish; and three sisters, Arbutus, Martha, and Christine. Mabel is survived by her husband, C. Donald Thomas, with whom she married June 1, 1941; and two daughters, Lorraine and her husband Howard Watts and Jane and her husband Joseph Steinruck, all of Millville; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Gladys Brubaker of Litiz, Donna Brown of Bird-in-hand, and Priscilla Stopher of Minnesota. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Millville Christian Church, 245 E. Main St., Millville with her Pastor, Richard Plocinski, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bunnell Funeral Home, Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Due to allergies the family would ask, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Millville Christian Church, PO Box 130, Millville, PA 17846. Star Gazette – April 3, 2012    


JAMES Dr. Charles Edward

Age 77, of 113 Church St., Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at Corning Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was born February 28, 1929 in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Rex D. and Thelma D. Wilson James. He served as an educator for many years. He served as Supervising Principal at Woodhull Schools, Assistant Principal at Whitesville Schools, and Principal at Cowanesque Valley High School for many years. He was also a Teacher in West Virginia and Ohio Schools, and the interim Principal at Wellsboro High School. Dr. James also served in many civic capacities. He was an assistant Scoutmaster in southern West Virginia in the late 1940's. He coached basketball while serving as a teacher in West Virginia and Ohio. He was a member and President of the Northern Tioga School Board, member and President of the Westfield Boro .Council, served as Westfield Mayor and Tioga Co. Commissioner. He served several years as President of the Potter-Tioga Retirees, President of the Potter/Tioga Chapter of the Penna. Assoc. of School Retirees. Dr. James served on the advisory board of Penn Tech, Wellsboro Campus, and was a member of the services and Public Relations Comm. of North Penn Health Services. He served as a Republican Committeeman for Westfield Boro and also served on the Executive Committee of the Tioga County Republican Committee, where he also served as Secretary and Chairman. He helped establish Charlie's Place in Westfield. He was a Marine Corps combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He earned three battle stars for participation in major battles, two Presidential Unit Citations, having served with Mortar Plt., 3rd Batt., 5th Marine, 1st Marine Division. Dr. James attended West Virginia University, Fairmont, West Virginia State College, Miami University of Ohio, Alfred University, Mansfield University, Penn State University, Geneseo State, NY, Purdue University. During his studies he earned a BS in Business, BA in Education, MS in Educational Administration, and a PhD in Educational Administration. He was a member of the VFW, AARP, DAV, Osceola Lodge F&AM in Elkland, Coudersport Consistory, Korean War Veterans Association, PA Association of School Retirees and the American Legion. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Faun James, Westfield, PA, Lanny Yaeger, Westfield, PA, Ian and Amy McLaughlin, Westfield, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Michele Plank, Campbell, NY, Ann Vargeson, Westfield, PA, Tessa and Steven Fulkrod, Jersey Shore, PA; grandchildren, Linda and Duane Graves, Christina James and Chad Preston, Matthew and Derek James, Alexandra Yaeger, Abigail Yaegar, Jeremy and Adam Vargeson, Chelsie and Casey McLaughlin, Tyler, Garrett and Collin Fulkrod; great-grandchildren, Lane and Cole Graves, Hannah Preston; sisters, Mary Ann Lowe, Parkersburg, WV, Betty Lou (Ron) Cellar, Galion, OH, Nancy (Jim) Bittner, Galion, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins, close friends; and "Mickey". Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA, Fr. Joseph McNamara, offc. The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Charles E. James Memorial Scholarship, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, 102 East Main St., P.O. Box 268, Knoxville, PA 16928


R. LLOYD JONES, 81 of Canton RD 2 died Saturday, Jan.2, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Jones was born May 15, 1906 at Coudersport, Potter County, Pa., a son of Walter M. and Myra Youmans Jones.  He graduated from Coudersport High School, received his bachelor of education degree from Mansfield State Teachers College and his master of education degree from Temple University.  He was a former teacher and coach for the Doylestown School District and former supervising principal at Shinglehouse, Pa.  Later he was employed by the School Business Division, Department of Public Instruction, Harrisburg and retired in 1967 as the county superintendent of Pike county Schools, Milford, Pa.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, F&AM Lodge No. 415 Canton; Coudersport Consistory, Retired Teachers Association, former member of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and also a former member of the Milford Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Keagle to whom he was married 42years, June 6, 1987; two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Donna) Franklin, Jr. of Wysox and Mrs. Floyd (Katrine) Peek of Las Vegas, Nev.; son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. William L. and Jill Jones with the first Battalion, 30th Field Artillery, Augsburg, Germany; four granddaughters, three grandsons; one cousin, Edward M. Jones of Wellsville, N.Y.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Linda D. Leibhart, his pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Canton F&AM Lodge No. 415 will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Jones’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review


JORALEMON Dolores J. Becker

81, of Millerton, PA and Odessa, FL, died March 10, 2013 in New Port Richey, FL. Born in Elmira, NY to parents Paul and Irene Warner Joralemon February 11, 1932. Married 58 years to Merritt (Bud) Becker. Graduate of Troy, PA High School in 1950 and Mansfield University in 1954. Elementary teacher for several years at Towanda, PA school district, Elmira, NY school district and Northern Tioga school district, PA. Also co-owner with husband of Jackson Summit Market and Apartments, and five years with Tioga Mutual Insurance Company as clerk. Most important was love of life as wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. Other joys were traveling with husband, spending time in homes in Pennsylvania and Florida, camping vacations with family at Delaware seashore every summer, attending games played by husband, children and grandsons, reading and being an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Survived by husband Merritt (Bud), son Jon (LeAnne) Becker with children Blair and Erik, of Millerton; daughters Karen (Tim) Konsowitz with sons John and Joel of Suwanee, GA and Susan (Roger) Kipferl with children James and Jennifer also of Millerton; sister Sara L. Hogg and family of Elmira; brother-in-law Richard Becker and family of Pine City, NY and many cousins, friends and neighbors in Pennsylvania and Florida. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday March 16 at Millerton United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Special Olympics PA 2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, Pa 19403, or the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism PO Box 767 Framingham, MA 01701, or the charity of your choice .    Star Gazette – March 17, 2013


KITTLE –PAMELA J. KITTLE BRANDT age 34 of Seaford, Del., formerly of Troy, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 14, 200 at Easton Memorial Hospital, Easton, MD.  She was born April 12, 1966 in Troy, Pa. the daughter of Donald Kittle and Patricia Nares.  Pam was a graduate of Troy High School and Mansfield State University.  She was a member of Mt. Oliver United Methodist Church in Seaford, Del.  Pam is survived by her husband, Christian Brandt; daughter, Melanie Brandt; parents, Donald Kittle of Troy, Pa. and Patricia Nares of Roseville, Pa.; brothers, Ronald Kittle of Troy, Pa. and William Kittle of Canton, Pa.  A memorial service will be held at Austinville Union Church on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Leukemia Society of Delaware, 100 W. Street, Suite 209, Wilmington, Del. Or the HLA Registry Foundation, 70 Grand Ave., River Edge, N.J.  –Towanda Daily Review

LANDON –EVA L. GRIFFITH, 72 of State College died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997 at Centre Community Hospital, State College, Pa.  She was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of George and Grace Layman Landon.  On June 25, 1950 she married Harold P. Griffith Jr. who died Nov. 17, 1995.  She graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College (now Mansfield University), Mansfield, Pa. with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education.  Later she did graduate work at Penn State University.  Mrs. Grifffith was a kindergarten supervisor and worked with the preschool program in the State College School District.  She was a member of State College Presbyterian Church, State College, Pa. and a member of the Ladies Circle of the church.  Mrs. Griffith is survived by daughters, Nancy Inman of Punxsutawney, Pa. and Barbara Griffith of State College; son, Thomas Griffith of State College; brother, Fred Landon of Sayre; two grandchildren.  There will be no public visitation.  Private funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Ave., State College, Pa. Rev. Dr. Charles J. Curley will officiate.  Burial will be in the Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, Pa. or to the Ladies Circle of the State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Ave., State College, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 Age 56 of RD 2, Canton, Pa., Tuesday, December 12, 1978 following an extended illness.  There will be calling hours.  A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Center St., the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Arrangements by the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  She is survived by her husband, Lorimer Elliott; one brother, Jack Lee of Harrisburg, Pa.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott of Canton; several nieces and one nephew; numerous friends.  She was a school nurse for the Canton Area School District, she graduated from Canton High School, the Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia and Mansfield State College.  She was an active member of the Canton Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder.  She was a member of the Canton Music Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the Penna. School Nurses Assoc.  Donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.

LEWIS –GERALDINE ‘GERRY’ TERREL, 79 of Troy, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, 2006, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Geraldine Louise Lewis was born on April 7, 1927, at the family's home in Big Pond, Springfield Township.  She was a daughter of the late Delbert and Hazel (Wilcox) Lewis.  Gerry was a 1945 graduate of Troy High School.  She continued her education as a cadet nurse at Mansfield University and later graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre.  She was employed at Robert Packer's OB Nursery Department for a time until she married Earl C. Terrel and they started their family.  Caring for family and home were most important in Gerry's life. She was a hardworking and generous woman; always ready to help others in need. Gerry was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.  Gerry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy.  Surviving are her beloved husband of 56 years, Earl, at home; four children, Edward Terrel of Columbia Cross Roads, and Lewis (Michelle) Terrel, Helen Cronk and Edith (Gerald) Bailey, all of Troy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four siblings, Pauline Vargson of Florida, Ronald (Doris) Lewis of Columbia Cross Roads, Glenora Harkcom (Gerald Ruppert) of New Mexico and Delberta (Claron) Arnold of Florida; two half-sisters, Ann and Judy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.  Mrs. Terrel was predeceased by a son-in-law, Wilber Cronk, in 2002, and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Terrel, in 2004. Her family invites friends to call from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Troy. The funeral service will follow with her pastor, the Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating.  Burial will be Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Clinton Center Cemetery in Wayne County, Pa.  The Pepper Funeral Home of Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting the family with arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review


LONGBOTHUM Dr. Richard Lewis [SRGP 85056]

On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, Dr. Richard Lewis Longbothum, 73, of Severna Park, Md., died peacefully from a long-term heart condition.  He was a loving husband and father, a dedicated and skilled electrical engineer and a devoted and true friend.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah; their four children, Heather Little, Heidi Bridle, Trixy Gillespie, Richard McHenry Longbothum; and their seven grandchildren. He grew up with his brother, Ronald Longbothum, in Mansfield and enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating Mansfield High School in 1957 serving his country, mainly overseas, for five years. He returned from service to pursue his lifelong passion for knowledge and education by obtaining dual bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Mansfield University followed by obtaining his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at Penn State University.  While at Penn State, he began his pioneering work in the field of millimeter waves and designed a radiometer that later flew on three space shuttles to measure water vapor to aid in the prediction of atmospheric chemistry. His technical expertise brought him to work at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he began his esteemed 36-year career. Among his many accomplishments and contributions to the electronic warfare community, he served as a SIGINT National Intelligence Officer (SINIO), received the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement related to his work in Desert Storm and received the AOC Pioneer Award for the Technology Hall of Fame in 2009. In his final position at NSA as a Chief Scientist of the Office of Strategic Intelligence Issues, he presented many technical briefings on emerging signal technologies to the Intelligence Community.  Visitations will be held at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Md. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 11. A visitation will also be held at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield, from 2:to 4 p.m., with a service following on Sunday, Jan. 13. In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly requested donations to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 2013


The bodies of Captain Charles M. Lugg, 35, of Nelson, Pennsylvania and three passengers in his small, private aircraft were found atop a 300-foot peak on the Caribbean island of Dominica by search teams Tuesday, December 25. The US State Department notified Captain Lugg's mother, Mrs. Ila H. Lugg Wiley of Nelson, late Tuesday that there had been no survivors in the unexplained crash. Lugg, a pilot with Trans World Airlines based in Antigua in the British West Indies, was bound with three passengers in his own plane on a flight from Antigua to Martinique, where they were to Christmas shop early last week. When the 150-mile flight failed to arrive in Martinique, Coast Guard and Navy searches were begun, when the help of the French Air Force, police and volunteers on Dominica. The island has only two small villages.  A French helicopter pilot spotted the aircraft wreckage Friday on the northeast slope of Mt. Diablotin, but was forced to avoid rescue attempts because of dangerous flying conditions. Pilots who had flown with Captain Lugg for TWA felt that those downdrafts and poor visibility the day he left for Martinique might have caused the accident, but no explanation has been offered by official sources. TWA has ordered an investigation into the mishap, even though Lugg was off-duty and flying his personal Piper Twin Comanche aircraft. Dense jungle, difficult weather and rugged terrain kept two 50-man search teams from reaching the wreckage for five days, according to Lugg's brother, Robert Lugg, Tioga County assistant superintendent of highways.  Robert Lugg was in Miami at the time of the mishap and stayed near US official sources there. Captain Lugg was born in Nelson and attended elementary school there, and high school in Elkland.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Mansfield State College.   He joined the Navy as a pilot in 1963.  Captain Lugg was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mansfield State College.



96, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home.  Born December 7, 1916, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Margaret E. Field McClelland. On April 12, 1946, in Ulysses, she married Lowell S. Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1984.  A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and Cornell University, she did graduate work at Penn State. She was a mathematics, Latin, and French teacher in the Northern Potter School District for 26 years, retiring in 1976.  Jean was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital and Sweden Valley Manor.  Surviving are: a son, William A. Carpenter of Ulysses; a daughter, Ruth (Gale) Sprague of Bath, NY; three grandchildren, Ryan Sprague, Farrell Sprague, and Tim (Laura) Sprague; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Gwen, and Gavin; nieces and nephews.   In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Arthur McClelland.  There will be no public visitation. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 30, 2013


MEYERS –HELEN M. DILTZ, 84 of RR 2, Box 2359, Dushore, Pa. died Saturday, March 13, 1999 at the Williamsport Hospital Emergency room.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Diltz who died in 1967.  Born June 30, 1914 she was the daughter of the Rev. Clement B. and Julia Troupe Meyers.  She was a graduate of Dushore Public High School class of 1931.  She started Mansfield State Teachers College at age 16 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in public school music in June of 1935.  She taught music in Sullivan County School District until she and her husband purchased Pealers Drug Store in Dushore.  After retiring in April 1977 she enjoyed spending time with her family, music, flower gardening and reading.  As a member of the Class of 1935 of Mansfield University, she kept in touch with 11 of her classmates by using a “round robin” letter.  The letters go from one member to another, with each member discarding her last letter and adding a new one.  The university acknowledged the “Round Robin” in 1975 at their 50th reunion.  The correspondence has continued for 63 years to the present with nine class members currently participating.  She is survived by five daughters, Mr. James (Sylvia) Toothaker, Etters, Mrs. James (Dawn) Bohensky, Dushore, Mrs. E. Murry (Julianne) O’Donnell, Towanda, Mrs. William (Vivian) Crawford, Endicott, N.Y. and Mrs. Bradley (Jacqueline) Battin, Dushore; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 209, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. David Hart officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home form 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire Company and Ambulance Association, PO Box 517, Dushore, Pa in Mrs. Diltz’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review


MILLER John L. Miller IV

died peacefully on Wednesday (Sept. 7, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with complications of heart and kidney failure. He was surrounded by his loving family.   He was the son of John and Louise (Buck) Miller and was a graduate of Campbell Central School, Corning Community College and Mansfield University.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1969.   A great joy of his life was his teaching career at Greenwood Central School (1964-1967) and Avoca Central School (1969-1999). His wish was to inspire students to love learning and history and to realize that "freedom is not free."  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna (Krusen) Miller; two sons, Jeffrey (Jennifer) and David (Candace) Miller; two grandchildren, Shane and Faith Miller; his sister, Jane Kaszczynec (Sam); his brother, James Miller (Roxanne) and several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many friends.  He was active in the Avoca American Legion, the Bath VFW, the Avoca Ambulance Corps and the NYS Retired Teachers Assoc.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bath V.A. Center Chapel, with Rev. Donald Lester officiating. Interment will follow at the Bath National Cemetery with military honors.  Flowers will be provided by the family. Those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Avoca Fire and Ambulance Fund, 7 Chase St., Avoca, N.Y., 14809.   Arrangements are with the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca.    Corning Leader – September 8, 2011  


A native of Jackson Township, Tioga County, PA, he was born November 21, 1901, in Jackson Township, the son of Edward R. Mitchell  and Mary CUNNINGHAM Mitchell.  He was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and taught for three years after graduation in the consolidated school at Mitchell's Mills in Tioga County, PA.  He went to Port Alleghany from there.
                       Leaves Widow and Son
Survivors include his widow, Dorothy (CUMMINGS) Mitchell and a son John, about 10, both of Eldred,  McKean County, Pa.
Popular and widely known, he held membership in the Rotary and Men's Clubs of Eldred and the Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 505, of Port Alleghany.  He was a member of the Baptist Church, Port Alleghany.  He belonged also to the Coudersport Consistory and the Volunteer Fire Department of Eldred.
Surviving , in addition to his wife and son, are his father, Edward R. Mitchell of Lawrenceville, Pa., two sisters, Mrs Robert (Mabel) Terwilliger of Osceola, Pa, and Mrs Rex (Julia) Farr of Lawrenceville; three brothers; Robert C. Mitchell of Hornell, N.Y., LeRoy C. Mitchell of Turtle Point, Pa. and Lester R. Mitchell of Velois, N.Y.
                       Crowd Quickly Gathered
Members of the Bradford Police Department and a detail from the Smethport sub-station of the State Motor Police went to the locale of the accident.
Crowds quickly gathered and the area about the plane was roped off.  A watchman stood guard over the ship last night, pending completion of the investigation. Results of the probe, it was indicated, can be divulged only by headquarters of the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
The air tragedy occurred just 10 years, lacking four days, after the crash of Lieut. Harri Emery's airplane near Kane which killed Lieut. Emery, the pilot, and three other occupants of the ship. Howard H. Greene, prominent local industrialist and aviator, fell to his death September 18, 1938, in a New Jersey bog while en route to Atlantic City.                                              Submitted by Mary FARR Norwood


MORROW Edith Morrow Reed

Formerly of Horseheads, NY, died February 9, 2013 in Ocala, FL at the age of 88. Born in Sugar Run, PA December 11, 1924. Edie completed Mansfield University's registered nurses program in 1946. She worked at Tyler Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, retiring in 1989. Edie was passionate about her patients and her nursing career. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed feeding her neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, card making, playing mahjong and painting. Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Edward. She is survived by her brother, Wayne Morrow (Mabel) of Sugar Run, PA; and sister-in-law, Doris Madill (William) of Monroeton, PA; her three children, Edward M. of Palm Coast, FL, Scott A. of Horseheads and Cindy Chilton (Michael) of Phoenix, AZ; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-granddaughters and many dear nieces and nephews. A 1:00 p.m. memorial service will be held on March 9, 2013 at Countryside Presbyterian Church. Contributions in her name can be made to Countryside Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden Fund, 7708 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34476 or St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd, Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – February 19, 2013


MOTYER Alise M. Swayze

As winter has slipped into the renewal of spring, Alise M. Swayze has slipped into resurrected life. She died March 17 in Richmond, Va., at the age of 96.  She was born on July 27, 1915 in Kingston, Pa., to Henry and Myrtle (Nesbitt) Motyer. She spent most of her happy childhood growing up on the family farm along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Towanda. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1934 and from Mansfield State Teachers College (Mansfield University) in 1938. She began her teaching career in Laceyville, then moved to Canton where she taught several different grades in the elementary school until 1966 when she relocated to Florida with her husband, Alden Swayze. Her love of teaching eventually brought her back into the classroom in Ormond Beach, Fla., where she taught for several more years until she retired in 1983.  In 1996 she moved back to Canton where she renewed old friendships and made many new friends. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends and participating in the many activities at Cedar Ridge. She was active with Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Canton Village Improvement Association. She was an avid reader and possessed a wondrous love of nature throughout her life. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Leonce Motyer. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Robert) Ellis of Richmond, Va., and son, John (Linda) Swayze of Towanda. She had three grandchildren, Maria Ellis Lynn, of Richmond Va., Karyn Ellis of Arrington Va., and Katherine Swayze Decker of Jim Thorpe. There are five great grandchildren.  Towanda Daily Review – March 24, 2012

MYERS - Patricia Myers Fravel, former Mansfield resident, died peacefully of cancer on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Marietta, GA where she had lived for many years. She was the daughter of Myrtle and John Myers, former Mansfield State Teachers College faculty members. Mr. Myers also co-owned and operated Garrison and Myers Menswear Store and owned Myers Insurance Agency. Pat attended Coty College in Nevada, Missouri, and Mansfield University, she was part owner of Myers Insurance Agency and president of the Mansfield Business and Professional Womens Club. She married William Sheridan Fravel, who died in 2003. Beloved for her wonderful sense of humor, Pat was the proud mother of John Fravel and Elizabeth Fravel Kite, grandmother of Tyler and Dalton, step-grandmother of “Jake” and great-grandmother of William and Catherine Hope. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 Mar 2008

NORTON –MERYL N. BATTIN – On November 12, 1999 Meryl N. Battin, 83 a life-long resident of Sullivan County died quietly at the Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, PA.  Born September 23, 1913 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County she was the daughter of Edward D. and Marilla (Hart) Norton.  She excelled in her school work enough so that she decided to pursue a teaching career.  She attended Mansfield State Teacher’s College (now Mansfield University) and earned a certificate in elementary education.  She was employed for many years with the Sullivan County School district retiring in 1980.  Meryl married a young Elkland farmer named E. Lamar Battin and together they shared 44 years until his passing in October 1979.  Mrs. Battin was a lifelong member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.  She enjoyed the fellowship of her church family, especially at the quilting bees.  She also enjoyed quilting on her own, making family members, much-treasured birthday or Christmas gifts.  Surviving are her son, Gene L. (Charlotte) Battin, Forksville, PA; daughter, Aletha (Robert) Mann, Lock Haven, PA; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Durwood) Whitely, Forksville, PA; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, E. Lamar Battin in 1979, son, Donald D. Battin in 1979, daughters; Marie in 1945 and Sheila in 1941; son, Royce in 1936.  Funeral services were held November 16 from the Lincoln Class Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Matthew Pickering, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Elkland Friends Cemetery.  Contributions in Mrs. Battin’s memory may be directed to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, RR 1 Box 1011, Forksville, PA.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, N. Center St., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 Dr. Pearle Oakley Crowell, late of 511 West First Street, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 1934 at 3 p.m., after an illness of about six weeks.  Mrs. Crowell, daughter of Ida M. and Wallace W. Oakley, was born in Bradford County, Pa., Apr. 22, 1876.  When she was a child her family came to Elmira.  She received her elementary training in the Elmira schools, and was later graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College.  At one time she was a teacher in School 3.  For the past 18 years she had been associated with her husband as a chiropractor.  Mrs. Crowell was a member of The Park church and the Thursday Morning Musicales.  She is survived by her husband, Edgar G. Crowell, a daughter, Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp; a grandson, Edwin M. Knapp Jr., of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. John C. Dyott of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Leon Oakley of Elmira; a niece, Dorothy Dyott, Calif.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m. today and was private.

EDMUND W. ‘TED’ OSGOOD age 79 of Sherman Street, Wellsboro, Pa. died May 9, 2002 at the Green Home.  He was the husband of Margaret "Peggy" B. Bailey Osgood whom he married December 19, 1942. Ted was born July 19, 1922 in Judson Hill, Bradford County, the son of the late Clarence L. and Margaret Grinnell Osgood.  He was a graduate of Millerton High School and received a BS from Mansfield State Teachers College in Education.  Ted was a manager of the former Evans Auto in Wellsboro, and then became owner of Osgood Chevrolet/Buick in Wellsboro.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, Red Cross Volunteer, former Chamber of Commerce President, former Scoutmaster, on Corporate Board at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, and on a Board of Directors at the Bache Foundation in Wellsboro.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1st Lieutenant, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret "Peggy" B. Osgood, Wellsboro; daughter and Son-in-law, Judith (William V.) Osgood Giddings, Merrillville, Ind.; sons and daughters-in-law, Edmund W. (Carol A.) Osgood, Jr., Wellsboro and Jeffery B. (Kathleen M.) Osgood, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Andrew E. Smith, Eric M. Smith, Erin Osgood Webster, Jennifer E. Osgood and Joel J. Osgood; great-grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Brynn Smith, Nicholas Webster and Devin Webster.  He was predeceased by Brothers, Roland L. Osgood, in 1982, and Charles D. Osgood in 1990.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer and Pastor John McNassor officiating.  There will be a gathering for family and friends following the Memorial Service in the Fellowship Hall.  Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made in memory of Edmund "Ted" W. Osgood, to the Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA.  Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

Mar 11, 2009
Kathleen "Kleen" Webster
of Newark Valley
Kathleen "Kleen" Webster, 91, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Kleen is survived by her devoted children, Sherrie and Michael Simpson, Kathy and Kenneth Brown, James Webster; her cherished grandchildren, Kalyn, Eric, and Ryan Simpson, Kyle, Kari and Keli Brown, Jesse and Leslie Webster; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Jayne Weaver; her niece, Susan (Frank) Weiss; her nephews, Tim (Robin) Weaver, Tom (Onalee) Weaver and their children; her brother-in-law, Dewey (Winifred) Webster and his son, Barry; as well as several cousins. Born on May 6, 1917 in Bradford, PA, she was a daughter of the late James Leonard and Myrtle (Moore) Radebaugh. She was predeceased by her husband, Marshall, in 1977; and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Webster. Kleen was a graduate of Mansfield State College and was a beloved High School Home Economics teacher at Newark Valley Central for many years until her retirement in 1979. She was a longtime and active member of the First Baptist Church, Newark Valley and planned and executed the interior décor of the new church when it was completed in 1972. Well-known as an excellent cook and banquet organizer, she was also a creative seamstress, flower gardener, avid bowler and golfer, artist and according to her grandchildren, the very best away-from-home destination.

Laura C. (Polly) REHBEIN, age 74, of Mansfield, died Saturday, February 16, 1974, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The Funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday afternoon with Rev. William F. Emery, pastor of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial in the Glenn Dyberry Cemetery, Honesdale, PA. Miss Rehbein was born Feb. 19, 1899 in Honesdale, PA, a daughter of August J. and Laura Anna Smith Rehbein. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Nine R. Griswold, Pomona Park, FL. She was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. She had been a bookkeeper at Mansfield State College for 35 years prior to her retirement in 1967. She was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College and taught kindergarten in Olean, NY for 2 years. She graduated from the Elmira Business Institute in 1931 shortly before coming to Mansfield.


ROBBINS Louise Claire Robbins Phillips

93, longtime resident of Troy, died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 11, 2013, on her 93rd birthday, at the Lake Harbor Rehabilitation Center in Granbury, Texas.  Louise was born in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., to Howard and Lisle Robbins. She attended Troy schools, Mansfield State Normal School (now University) and taught high school in Ulysses and Troy, Pa. She married Fred T. Phillips of Lakeland, Fla., in 1944.  Louise loved her family and devoted her life to them. She was member of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club and enjoyed square dancing, sewing, crocheting and reading. She always had a ready smile that would lighten anyone's heart. She will be missed so very much. She is survived by sons, Jon Phillips, Carlisle, Pa., Jaryl (Stacy) Phillips, Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Janne (Bob) Cahill, Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Jerry, Brent, Carly and Dillion Phillips, Cara (Dave) Laudenslager, Krista (Chris) Risser, Rob (Leslie) and Bear (Monica) Cahill; great-grandchildren, Henry, Sullivan and Lana Laudenslager, Megan and Anna Risser, Jordan, Dabney, Mitch and Tristan Cahill; brothers, Clyde and Lee (Vivian) Robbins; and sister, Jeanne (Joel) Parker; sisters-in-law, Doris Oliver, RoseMarie Robbins; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred T. Phillips; son Jay Phillips; siblings, Ray and Bill Robbins; sisters-in-law, Edith and Betty Robbins; and daughter-in-law, Jane Driscoll Phillips. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on July 20, in her honor at the Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church with a visitation preceding at 9 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Methodist Church.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013


SANNER Kristin Noelle Sanner Walker

PhD, 44, of Dimock, passed away in Binghamton, N.Y. Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Connellsville, to Barbara Dixon Sanner of Spring Mills, and the late Kenneth Sanner, Kristin devoted her life to literature and higher education. She worked at the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association in Montrose before going on to pursue a Master's Degree at the University of Scranton. She earned a Doctorate in English at Binghamton University and taught for several years at the University of Scranton. She joined the faculty in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Mansfield University in 2004. Her love for her students, her departmental colleagues and her teaching were obvious to everyone who knew her. Kristin was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She is survived by her husband, William Walker and son, Isaac Sanner Walker. Also surviving are her sister, Shelley Sanner of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Erik Sanner of Spring Mills, Brock Sanner of Pittsfield; grandfather, Charles Dixon, of Black Lick; uncle, Ronald Dixon and wife Carol of Blairsville; uncle, Ronald Sanner and wife Marilyn of Connellsville; cousins and nephew, Jaiden Sanner. Kristin cherished her in-laws, Bentley and Josephine Walker, and family. Kristin's generosity and devotion were unwavering – from the students she nurtured to the causes she supported. Kristin often thought of others more than herself, which was reflected in her close circle of friends. She was passionate about the arts and loved to travel to her favorite places like Cape May, N.J. and Santa Fe, N.M. She also loved to introduce her son to new places, showing him the architecture, food and culture of other countries. Most important to her, though, was the loving and healthy home she created for her family in the countryside of Montrose. Kristin received exceptional care from the staff at Broome Oncology in Binghamton, N.Y. The compassion she received and the friendships she developed with her doctors and nurses reinforced Kristin's ability to touch others' lives. Her family is especially grateful to Dr. Madhuri Yalamanchili. A visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 23, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home in Montrose, followed by a memorial service at the same location on Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, 18 Monument St., Montrose, Pa. 18801.   


SATTERLEY - Florence Ruth Place, 88, wife of Fred A. Place of 1 Western Ave. Towanda, Pa., died early Monday morning, April 21, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born in Galeton, Pa. on Dec. 30, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Wilhelmina Meikle Satterley. Florence was born with the gift of music and went on to devote her life to its study and teaching. Inspired by her talented sister Bernice, who died at age 19, Florence began taking piano lessons at age 6. She was a graduate of Galeton High School and later studied music at Mansfield State College, focusing on piano and voice. After graduation, she taught school for two years in Emporium, Pa., then briefly studied at the prestigious Julliard School conservatory in New York City. She later trained at Westminster Choir College near Princeton, N.J. Florence went on to hold positions at Willoughby Methodist Church, near Cleveland; Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Kingston, Pa. and East Tennessee College. She earned her master's degree at Columbia University. While teaching at Wyoming Seminary, she met Fred A. Place, a former serviceman. They were married on Oct. 5, 1951 and moved to Mansfield, Pa., where Florence taught college classes and led the college choir. The couple later moved to Towanda where they made their home. Although a successful and talented musician and teacher, Florence was a humble person. After the couple's sons, Fred and Robert were born, she devoted herself to her family and raising their children. Florence happily involved herself in the Towanda community, serving as substitute teacher in several elementary schools and leading the Towanda Presbyterian Church and Sylvania Men's choirs. She will be especially well-remembered by friends as a piano teacher. Florence believed music touched the soul. She not only taught her students the basics, such as scales, chords and exercises, she also sought to share the excitement and fun music could bring to their lives. Many of her students became skilled musicians themselves, including David Hutchings, who became a minister of music in a New Jersey church, and many winners and contestants in the Bradford-Sullivan Junior Miss/Outstanding Young Woman competition. Even as she neared the end of her teaching years, Florence could still play piano with skill and passion and maintained the rare gift she possessed throughout her life of perfect pitch. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda and served as the piano accompanist for the Towanda Lions Club for many years. She is survived by: her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Fred A. Place at home; her sons, Dr. Fred R. Place and his wife Diane Place of Towanda, Dr. Robert A. Place and his wife Jody Place of Towanda; grandsons, Fred Richard Place II. of Spring Lake, Pa., Zachary Place of Towanda, Nicholas Place of Towanda; step grandsons, Mike and Mark Cantellops of Towanda, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vida and Arthur Spengler of Towanda; sister-in-law, Amy Barnes of Monroeton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Allen and Bernice Satterley. Florence's family extends their greatest appreciation to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda for their excellent loving care. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church, Court St., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, at the church. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Florence Place Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Towanda Area School District Foundation, High School Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Florence's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Florence's family with service arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, 22 April 2008

SCOTT Debra A. Scott

54, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla., after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on Nov. 24, 1958, in Sayre, to Graydon and Christine Kinch Scott.  Debra grew up in Mansfield. She graduated from Mansfield Jr.-Sr. High School in 1976 and received a dual degree in communications and theater from Mansfield State College. Debra was a member of the Metro West Church of the Nazarene in Orlando. She was very active in her church and she enjoyed movies, the theatre, and the arts. She worked as a creative writer and online content developer for TV stations and newspapers in North Dakota, Buffalo, Chicago, Philadelphia and Orlando. She worked at Tribune Media Services Voice News Network,, Channel 13 News online in Orlando and the Orlando Sentinel Online. Debra last worked for PSI, International, writing for and creating a virtual hospital to help military doctors when they're out in the battlefield. She moved into the digital media mainstream, but still maintained her creative roots. Debra was a very humble, faithful woman of God who has been described as kind, graceful and extremely generous to everyone that knew her.  Debra was preceded in death by her mother in 1993; her father in 2005; and nephew, Alex Scott in 2003. Debra is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Nilsa Scott; niece and nephew, Ariana and Nicholas, all of Dryden, N.Y.; and niece Emily Scott of Elmira, N.Y.  A memorial celebration of her life will be held at the First Assembly church in Ithaca, N.Y, 197 Bostwick Road on Sunday, Feb. 10 at noon. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting financial assistance for the services.   Wellsboro Gazette – February 5, 2013


SNYDER Jacob Leonard

Was born on September 18, 1982 and died too soon on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the age of 28. He is survived by his mother, Judy; father, Bob; brother, Andrew; beloved girlfriend, Karah Herzig; along with maternal grandmother, Mary Seal; paternal grandmother, Barbara Snyder; aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. Jacob was a graduate of Southside High School, class of 2001, where he served as Key Club President. He graduated from Mansfield University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jacob served as the Waterfront Director for the New York State Sheriff's Association Summer Camp on Keuka Lake from 2003-2006. An avid skier and outdoorsman, Jacob worked in various positions within the upstate New York ski industry. For the last five years, Jacob has been the Assistant Manager at Berger's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Market Street in Corning, NY. During his lifetime, he also volunteered for the following organizations: Star Wish, Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society . Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. The Reverend Colleen Parsons will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the New York State Sheriff's Association Summer Camp, 27 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 in memory of Jacob.  Star Gazette – May 20, 2011

Chrystal M. (Soper) (SRGP 59335) Age 90 of Yarmouth Port, MA, died November 2, 2005 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich. She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Hall, owner of the former Hall Motor Company of Troy, PA. Mrs. Hall was born in Rutland, PA. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA. Chrystal was instrumental in the founding of Girl Scouting and the Parent Teachers Association in Troy, PA. She headed and served on the library board for many years in Troy and organized an environmental group that planted many trees through the community. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship in Boston, MA for fifty years. Chrystal, a voracious reader, was astute in politics and nutrition, the environment and world events. She was an accomplished cook. She was also educated in classical music. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Hall) Strong and her husband Frank J. of Osterville, MA; one brother, Wellwood Soper of Hendersonville, NC; two grandchildren, David Strong of North Easton, MA and Jennifer A. Strong of Melrose, MA; and two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Nicole Strong of North Easton, MA. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 7 at 12:00 Noon in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 369, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Marie Adele Strange, age 55 of Miller's Mobile Home Park, Mansfield, Pa., died Saturday February 2, 1974. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey.  Rev. Irao Reed officiated.  Burial in Hershey Cemetery.  Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Survived by sons, Marcus Strange of Galeton and Joseph Strange of Mansfield; mother, Mrs. Margaret Metz of Lebanon, Pa.  She was a former librarian at the North Penn High School, Blossburg.  Graduate of Mansfield State College.  She attended the Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.  She was born October 26, 1918 in Hershey, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Shaffer Stahley.

Age 55 of Miller's Mobile Home Park, Mansfield, Pa, Saturday February 2, 1974.  No calling hours.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 pm at the Derby Presbyterian Church in Hershey, Pa.  Rev. Irao Reed.  Burial in Hershey Cemetery.  Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Survived by sons, Marcus Strange of Galeton and Joseph Strange of Mansfield; mother, Mrs. Margaret Metz of Lebanon, Pa.  She was a former librarian at the North Penn High School, Blossburg.  Graduate of Mansfield College.  She attended the Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.  She was born October 26, 1918 in Hershey, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Shaffer Stahley.
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STEVENS –MRS. GRACE M. THUSTON age 96 of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Wednesday, September 17, 1969 at Lakeside Nursing Home, Ithaca after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call –Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen.  Private funeral service for member of the family will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home, the Rev. Gary Bergh at United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial in Beaver Dams Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Contributions to United Methodist Church, Beaver Dams.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. C. Edward Coon of Beaver Dams; sons, Ltd., Commander Clifford Thurston of Lora Beach, California, A. Kenneth Thurston of Watkins Glen; brother, Ezra Stevens of Hammond, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Thurston was born June 29, 1872, daughter of the late Horace L. and Nancy Bailey Stevens who were a pioneer family of Hammond, Pa.  She was the widow of the late Frank Thurston, Charter member of Beaver Dams Grange, Beaver Dams W.S.C.S., and member of Universal Church of Mansfield, Pa.  She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1969

STIGER - CADY, Esther Lucille Stiger  [SRGP 65916]
Age 94, of Mansfield, PA, died December 26, 2007 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. She was born February 26, 1913 on the family farm in Hepburnville, PA, the daughter of Walter & Effie Estella Mosteller Stiger. Their home also served as the Post Office and general store, and at an early age Esther learned to read and write by sorting and delivering mail. She attended the Hepburnville School and Presbyterian Church, graduated from Williamsport High School in 1932 and Mansfield State Teachers College in 1936 with a B.S. degree in primary and secondary education. She taught in a one room school in Warrensville until 1940 and retired from teaching at R.B. Walter Elementary School in Tioga, PA. Esther married Kenneth Cady of Mansfield in 1938, moving there in 1940 to raise her family and care for her father. Esther was a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Mansfield Literary Club, the Garden Club and the Audubon Society. Esther was an avid reader, botanist and bird watcher. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William and Bonnie Cady of Athens, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Frederick Metarko of Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren, Lisa (David) Hutchinson of Reading, MA, Michael (Beth) Metarko of Allentown, PA, Christopher (Beth) Cady of Pittsburgh, PA, Stephen (Amy) Cady of Scottsdale, AZ, Ellen (Charles) Miller of Athens, PA, Barbara (Doug) Richard of Ocala, FL, Richard (Sharon) Lowery of Athens, PA; and 11 great-grandchildren. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth in 1988; and a brother, Paul Stiger. Friends are invites to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. Burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

STONE Doris Stone Andrews [SRGP 72809]

93, formerly of Millerton, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mrs. Andrews was born in Roseville, PA and spent her young years growing up in Daggett, PA, later attending Mansfield State Teachers College, which she graduated from at age 17. She had a wonderful 32 year teaching career. Mrs. Andrews lived in Millerton, PA for 76 years where she was a member of the United Methodist Church, was active in the WSCS, a life member and Past Worthy Matron of the Chapter 452 Order of Eastern Star in Tioga, PA, founding member of the Millerton VFD Auxiliary, and was instrumental in founding the Senior Citizens Center in Millerton, PA. She was also a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She was currently living in Pensacola, FL. Preceding her in death are her husband, Hugh Andrews; parents, Stella and Lyman Stone; and her very dear great-grandson, Joey. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Sherman (Noah Franklin) and Jeanne Anderson (William); sister, Weltha Mettler; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family wishes to express their heart-felt thank you to the Emerald Gardens and Emerald Coast Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' memory may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice of Pensacola, FL.   Star Gazette – January 27, 2011

STROPE –MRS. IRENE H. HALL, 82 of Endicott, N.Y. formerly of Newark Valley, N.Y. died Saturday evening, March 31, 1984 at the River View Manor Nursing Home, Owego, N.Y.  She was born in Luthers Mills, Bradford County on May 7, 1901 a daughter of Clarence David and Sarah Campbell Strope.  Mrs. Hall attended Mansfield State Teachers College and in her early years taught school in Rome Township and Luthers Mills.  She came to Newark Valley from East Smithfield with her late husband, Nathan T. Hall in 1943 when he assumed the superintendency of schools position for the Newark Valley Central School District.  He preceded her in death in 1964.  Mrs. Hall was a longtime and devoted member of the Newark Valley United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday school; was a member of its choir and served on the administrative board of the church as well as a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member and past president of the Chapter BPEO Sisterhood, Onyx Chapter 196 Order of the Eastern Star and Gem Rebekah Lodge Newark Valley, member of the Home Bureau Federation, the Senior Citizens, the Newark Valley Historical Society and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Sara) Garrett of Endicott, N.Y.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A son, Robert Nathan Hall predeceased his mother in 1975.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the MacPherson Funeral home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley with the Rev. William B. Buffton, her pastor officiating.  Friends who wish may remember the United Methodist Church of Newark Valley or the Newark Valley Historical Society in her memory.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley.  –Towanda Daily Review


STULL- Nelson C. Stull, 53, of Ralston, former Canton bank cashier, died in Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, Thursday after an extended illness. Graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, Mr. Stull taught school in Union Township, Tioga County for a number of years before entering the banking profession. He was one of the organizers of the Ralston Water and Water Power Company. He was treasurer of McIntyre School Board and president of the McIntyre Hunting Club. Mr. Stull for 19 years was cashier and a director of the Ralston First National Bank. He was a member of the Methodist Church and affiliated with several Masonic groups. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Spencer Stull, and a daughter Mrs Leo (Margaret) Moran of Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, with the Rev. James A. Farrar, Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Adam Somers, of Millville, officiating. Burial will be in Ogdesnburg Cemetery. (Oct 1940)


SUNDBERG, Albert K.(SRGP 88019) - Albert K. Sundberg, age 65, of Mansfield, RD3, died suddenly, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1974. Funeral service was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial was in Jersey Shore. He is survived by daughter, Mrs. James [Susan] Welch of Mansfield, RD3; sister, Miss Edith Sundberg of Jersey Shore; brother, Einer Sundberg of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Williamsport; professor in the Science Dept. at Mansfield College for 17 years. He retired in 1971 as county superintendent of Schools in Lycoming County. Member of Roman Lodge No. 418 F&AM Rome, PA; Member of Williamsport Consistory; member of Mansfield Kiwanis Club. Born March 12, 1909 in Jersey Shore, the son of John and Ida Magnasson Sundberg. Officers and Brothers of Roman 418, F&AM, Rome, PA held memorial services for Brother Albert Sundberg Saturday evening at 8:45 p.m, at the funeral home. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 28, 1974, p.14


TERRY Jack Raymond Age 90, of Wilson, NY, passed peacefully on August 30, 2006 at The Waters of Gasport. He was born on August 26, 1916 in Sayre, PA to the late Carl and Myra Lawlor Terry. He was also predeceased by his sister, June Terry Kane. Mr. Terry, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, received his teaching degree from Mansfield State Teacher's College in Mansfield, PA in 1939. He was a standout athlete while at Mansfield, excelling in both football and wrestling. In 1998, he was honored by being named to the Mansfield Sports Hall of Fame. He received a Master's in Education from Cornell University in 1947. His teaching career began in the Elmira Heights School District, where he taught mathematics. He later became principal at Thomas A. Edison High School. He moved to the Watkins Glen School District where he served as supervising principal. The family moved to Wilson in 1967 where he was Superintendent of the Wilson School District until his retirement in 1972. He was a longtime member of the Rotary Club, Masons-Elmira Lodge, Exley United Methodist Church and the Wilson Historical Society. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Winifred Kilmer Terry; four children, Susan (Harry) Blish of Elmira Heights, NY, John (Cynthia) Terry of Watkins Glen, NY, Jan (David) Jordan of Lockport, NY, and Lynn (Gary) Sprague of Plano, TX; as well as a very special niece, Jacquelyn (Kelly) Becker of Montrose, CO. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; as well as three sisters, Joyce Neufer of Elmira, NY, Jean Terry of Baltimore, MD, and Janice Sylvester of Orlando, FL; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will take place on Thursday, August 31, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton & Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street, Wilson, NY. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Exley United Methodist Church, 388 Lake Street, Wilson, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Exley United Methodist Church or to Wilson Fire Company No.1.


TEWKSBURY, Dorothy [SRGP 89800] - Mrs. Hamlin E. Cogswell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. [Edna] C.W. Otis, of Rowland Road, Fairfield, Conn., Dec. 26. She had presided at a party in honor of her 93rd birthday on Christmas night. Mr. & Mrs. Cogswell lived in Mansfield in the nineties, while Prof. Cogswell was head of the music department of the Normal School. – Wellsboro Agitator, January 9, 1946


THOMAS –RAYMAH OLINA THOMAS FRALEY, 85 died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Sayre House Nursing Home following a period of declining health.  She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in South Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Gerald and Gertrude Pendell Thomas.  Raymah was the widow of Glenn Bathurst Fraley of East Smithfield, Pa.  They were married on Nov. 1, 1940, and resided in Athens, Pa., to raise their family.  Raymah and Glenn are survived by their children, Glenda and Carl "Bud" Brown of Athens, Pa., Rebecca and Harlan Williams of Sayre, Pa., Elizabeth "Beth" and William "Bill" LoVecchio of Lexington, S.C., and Thomas "Tom" and Jackie Fraley of Lockwood, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Geraldine and Robert Potocek of Summerville, S.C., and Sandra and Bill Krous of Calabash, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents Raymah was predeceased by her sister Earline Wylie and her great-grandson Nicholas Rafferty.  Raymah was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Coudersport, Pa., and Mansfield State College, Mansfield, Pa.  She was a 60-plus-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a 60-plus-year member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  She was a librarian at Bradford-Wyoming County Library, Spaulding Memorial Library and the Waverly Free Library.  She was also an active volunteer for many organizations in her community.  Her true passions in life were traveling, learning, volunteering and her family.  In her own words, "A full, rich life with friendships enjoyed, trips experienced and time well spent."  Her family and friends will celebrate this beautiful woman with a memorial service from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 21, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at noon with the Rev. Marty Bovee officiating.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810; Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, N.Y. or the Sayre House, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review on 4/18/2007


TOMLINSON – Ronald R. Tomlinson Sr., 73, of 40 Rolling Acres Road, Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Jan. 12, 1933 in Mansfield, a son of the late Russell "Pat” and Ilah Hackenberry Tomlinson. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a campus police officer with Mansfield University. He served in the United States Navy and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a lifetime member of the Mansfield VFW and the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club. Ronald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann Dawson Tomlinson of Mansfield; his mother, Ilah Tomlinson of Drake’s Nursing Home in Galeton; two daughters, Eva “Sandy” Frost of Covington, Robin Tomlinson of Mansfield; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark (Tommie) Tomlinson of Westfield, Ronald Tomlinson, Jr, and fiancé’, Carolyn of Mansfield; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard LeRoy “Dick” Tomlinson in 1996. In accordance with the family’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A


Edward F. Van Dyne, 88
Edward F. Van Dyne died Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, N.Y., following a long life, at the age of 88. Ed was born in Troy on Sept. 25, 1913, the son of Henry B. and Dorothy Nearing Van Dyne. He spent much of his life in the Troy area and was the husband of Alice J. Johnson for over 53 years until her passing in 1998.  Ed served in the United States Army during World War II in the 12th Weather Squadron.  Following the war he returned home to establish with his father and operate Spring Valley Orchards in Troy, where he was an apple farmer for over 30 years. His other interest led him to be a feature writer and photographer for the Elmira Star Gazette as well as being in charge of public relations at Mansfield University at one point in his life. Ed was also a member of the United States Trotting Association, traveling to many of the local fairs throughout our area. The outdoors, hiking and traveling were among his many interests. In most recent years he had resided in Horseheads, N.Y. Surviving are his three children, Edward and Patricia N. Van Dyne of Canandaigua, N.Y., Jane Van Dyne Jerrick and her husband, Steven, of Taos, N.M., and Laura Van Dyne of Carbondale, Colo; grandchildren, E. Christopher Van Dyne of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jessica and her husband, James Evans, of Mill Village, Nova Scotia; a great-grandson, Cass Evans; a sister, Mary Van Dyne Skinner of Troy; and a cousin, Robert and Jean Nearing of Troy. Ed requested his services to be private and to be held at his family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to The Sierra Club, 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, Calif. 94105-3441, or The Wilderness Society, 1615 M St., NW Washington, D.C. 20036, in his memory.


WARNER –DONNA M. SCHUCKER, 68 of RR3 Troy died December 7, 2003 at her home.  Born June 3, 1935 in Elmira, NY she was the daughter of Louis and Ruth (Hewitt) Warner.  She was the wife of James K. Schucker.  She graduated from Troy High School in 1952 and Mansfield Teachers College in 1956.  She taught school for many years in Gillett and Luthers Mills and was a member of Coryland Presbyterian Church.  Surviving besides her husband, James are three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Schucker, Douglas and Sharon Schucker, Kirk and Mindy Schucker all of RR3 Troy; nine grandchildren, Jamie, Nichole, Brock, Jacob, Clayton, Adam, Kara, Kyle and Kody Schucker; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Linda Warner, RR2 Gillett; three sisters-in-law, Marian Turner, Shirley Brian, Annette Pearsall, all of Troy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Alice Schucker, Robert and Ina Schucker, all of Troy, JoAnn and John Hill of Elmira, NY.  Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield was entrusted with the arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel


WATTS –ISABEL W. SUHR, 93 Myerstown, PA died April 21, 2002 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. Born on December 21, 1908 in East Canton, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Esther Dutcher Watts. She graduated from Canton High School and received a BS degree from Mansfield State Teacher’s College (Mansfield University). She earned her masters degree from Temple University and took additional credits at Penn State Berks & EST, Myerstown. Mrs. Suhr began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Bradford Co. and later several years in Schaefferstown, PA. She taught history for 38 years, retiring in 1973 as Chairman of the Social Studies Dept. at Conrad Weiser High School. She was a former member of Zion E.C.C., Myerstown for over 56 years and taught Sunday School and Bible School several years. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Myerstown. Memberships include Myerstown Women’s Club for over 50 years, where she was the assistant treasurer and active in the Social and Literature Divisions and member of the National Education Association, PA State Education Association, Lebanon County State Retirees, and PA State Retirees and AARP. She also served on the board of the Myerstown Community Library for many years; tutored for the Literacy Council; gave book reviews while still in her 902; volunteered at Lebanon County Food Bank; judged essay contests; collected for many organizations; enjoyed playing bridge and teaching the game to friends; enjoyed reading and her family and friends. Surviving are son H. William Suhr, Jr. husband of Gayle Suhr, Wernersville, PA; daughter, Susan wife of Joseph Hurlburt, Lancaster, PA; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, sister, Frances, wife of Raymond Spangler, Myerstown; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Connerty and brother, Murray Watts. Funeral services will be held April 25 from the Grose Funeral home, Myerstown. Interment will be at Friedens Memorial Park, Myerstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Myerstown Community Library, 1999 N. College Street, Myerstown, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel


WEST,  Clara West Escott, 93, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Winterville, NC. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Escott, daughter of Rufus and Neva West, was a native of Tioga County, Pennsylvania and resided in Wellsboro, PA. She was a 1935 graduate from Wellsboro Area High School and a 1948 graduate of Mansfield University. She taught elementary school for 22 years starting in a one-room schoolhouse. Clara was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, BPW of Wellsboro, and a Girl Scout Leader for 15 years. She married T. Dewain Escott on June 18, 1947; he preceded her in death on October 29, 1982. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lorna Crumb, and her daughter, Joyce Stanley.
She is survived by her: daughter, Sylvia Stump and husband, Russ; and grandchildren, Shawn and Edie Stevenson, and Matthew and Lindsay Stump.
Memorials may be made to the University Health System Hospice Program, P.O. Box 6028, Greenville, NC 27835-9978 or to the United Methodist Church, Main St. Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville


WHEELER Dorothy M. Robertson

86, of 11187 County Rte. 119, Addison, NY, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Shands University Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Born in Canisteo, NY, May 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Ashabelle & Mary Knight Wheeler. A graduate of Addison Central School, she received her Bachelors degree at Mansfield University and a Masters degree in Elementary Education at Elmira College.  She retired from Addison Central School after 23 years of teaching.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was an avid reader and an active member of the Horseheads Church of the Nazarene. She married Elden L. Robertson June 14, 1944, he survives.  Also surviving are two daughters & sons-in-law, Roxanne & Bruce Dickerson of Addison, NY and Rebecca & Rev. David Dyke of North Syracuse, NY; two sons & daughters-in-law, Richard & Sheryl Robertson of Addison, NY and Rodney & Valory Robertson of Live Oak, FL; her brother, Rev. Charles Wheeler of Lawrenceville, GA; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, & cousins.  She is preceded in death by her sons, Randall & Ronald Robertson, her brother, Richard Stillman, and sister, Virginia Robertson.  Friends may call Thursday, June 30th, 6-8pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1pm.  The Rev. David Dyke will officiate.  Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.  Corning Leader – June 28, 2011

WHIPPLE –MRS. AMY W. REPSHER, 91 of 283 Castle Creek RD, Binghamton, N.Y., formerly of Second St., Laceyville, Pa. died at the Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. early Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 1998. Born in Laceyville, Pa. on April 12, 1907 she was the last surviving child of Judson and Luna Hitchcock Whipple. Mrs. Repsher was a graduate of the Laceyville High School and also of the Mansfield Teachers College. She was a school teacher in Wyoming, Susquehanna and Bradford counties for many years. She was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa. and also a member of its ladies Sunday school class. She was also a Sunday school teacher there for many years. She was the first teacher for the Vacation Bible school at the Towanda Methodist Church in 1928. She was very active in the Wyoming County Child Evangelist Group. A 4-H leader in Laceyville for many years and was a member of the Board of Directors at the Laceyville library. She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Repsher who died in 1985. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Crisman with whom she lived in Binghamton, N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Monaco of Springfield, Va.; two sons and their wives, Capt. Boyd and Lois Repsher of Salinas, Calif. and David and Ann Repsher of Elmira, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Mark King of the Lake Winola Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Braintrim Baptist Church, the Laceyville Library or to the Wyoming County Child Evangelist Group. –Towanda Daily Review 


WHITMER James Scott Whitmer

born March 17, 1934, died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.  James is survived by his loving wife, Lynn; daughters, Mary Ellen Thompson, Jamie Sue Whitmer and Jane Talbot; sons, Robert Whitmer and Ted Whitmer, and their mother, Judith Whitmer; stepson, Michael Van Buren; stepdaughter, Stacy Van Buren; grandchildren, Mathew Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Abby Mitchell, Christopher Van Buren, Stephen Van Buren, David Van Buren, Jonathon Van Buren, Mark Van Buren, Sara Van Buren, Christopher Whitmer, Nicholas Whitmer, Bryan Whitmer, Curtis Whitmer, Grace Thompson and Julia Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Alex and Colton Whitmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Whitmer; and his sister, Jane Fister.  Born in Northumberland, Pa., James was a graduate of Mansfield College in Mansfield, Pa.  James was a teacher and coach at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Prior to his years at FPC, he taught civics at Athens High School, where he also was the head football coach, leading the team to consecutive league championships during a brief but stellar coaching tenure.  James was also elected mayor of Athens, was a volunteer fireman, and a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.  James was a competitive runner, canoeist and long-distance bicyclist, making several trips of more than 1,000 miles.  Memorial services were held Oct. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Christian Center in the chapel with Pastor James Raley officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in James' memory to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lohman Funeral Home, Ormond, Fla.  Sayre Morning Times – October 29, 2013


WILLIAMS M. Elizabeth, "Bette" "Betsy" "Betts"

Born to Carlton & Florence VanDyke Williams on July 10, 1943 passed February 12, 2013 with 69 years of life behind her. Survived by loving brother Bob (Sharon) Williams, nephew Marc (Aida) Williams, niece Lynn Williams (Eric Burns), special great niece and special great nephew Riley and Ryan Williams Burns, and many special friends. In addition to her pets, she enjoyed books (especially biographies and poetry), sharing trips to Barnes & Noble with Riley, then on to Panera for smoothies and sometimes to Ulta to play with cosmetics and other girly delights. She enjoyed computer classes at and visits to the Steele Memorial Library. Her professions included nursing and Barbizon modeling, but her passion for teaching eventually won out and she devoted herself to children with unique challenges after earning her M.S. in Education and certification in Special Education from Mansfield University.  Bette was a special confidant to her nephew Marc and a loving patient listener. With her niece she shared family stories, interests in genealogy, and all things feline. Humble and purposeful to the end, Bette donated her body to science, requesting no funeral services. However, her family and friends will honor her memory at a poetry reading in the near future. James D. Barrett Funeral Home is assisting the family. Donations in Bette's memory are gratefully accepted and appreciated by her family and the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA at 2435 State Route 352 Elmira NY 14903-7933 or Friends of the Steele Memorial Library (A/K/A Friends of the CCLD) at 101 E. Church St Elmira NY 14901.  We share a poem Bette carried with her: 


I THINK that l shall never see

A poem as lovely as a tree

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

-Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918

Star Gazette – February 18, 2013    



? Mrs. Rachel D. Shaw

92, of North Flat, Laceyville, Pa., died at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, Del. early Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013 of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born on Jan. 13, 1921 in Beaumont, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, and three sisters. Rachel graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College in 1942. She spent several years as a civilian worker at a US Army Signal Corps depot in Philadelphia and later returned to Laceyville to teach science and home economics at the high school. She met and married Robert Shaw in 1947 and together they spent 3 years in Germany as part of the rebuilding effort after World War II before returning to Laceyville and starting a family. Rachel was an active member of the Braintrim Baptist Church serving with the Awana youth group, missions committee, and ladies work group. In 2010, she moved to Seaford, Del. to live with her son and his wife. Earlier this year, she entered the Methodist Manor House assisted living facility. Rachel is survived by her son Rob and wife Heidi of Seaford, Del.; and daughters Leslie and husband Randy Wind of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Laura and husband Mark Romanauski of Philadelphia. Also surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. It was Rachel's wish to not have any calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Braintrim Baptist Church Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will be at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the missionary fund of the Braintrim Baptist Church, P.O. Box 281, Laceyville, PA 18623, or the Slavic Gospel Association, 6151 Commonwealth Dr., Loves Park, IL 61111. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. -Towanda Daily Review – November 29, 2013



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