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KANE –MRS. LORETTO C. STADLER, 73, widow of Albert A. Stadler, formerly of Blossburg, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1943 at the home of daughter, Mrs. Arthur Eckman of Morris Run, Pa. after a brief illness.  Survived by sons, Adelbert J. Stadler of Wellsboro, Pa., Raymond J. Stadler of Philadelphia, James I. Stadler of Castalia, Ohio, Albert A. Stadler Jr. of Great Falls, Mont.; daughters, Mrs. Henry S. Geiger of Jersey Shore, Pa., Miss Frances V. Stadler of Danville, Pa., Mrs. Arthur Eckman of Morris Run, Mrs. Edward Ross of Camden, N.J., Mrs. Herbert S. Freeman of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Lewis W. Flaig of Athens; brother, James Kane of New York city; sisters, Miss Josephine Kane of New Jersey, Mrs. Katie Statts of Wellsboro, Pa.; 26 grandchildren.  Funeral Monday, 9 a.m. at St. Andrews Church, Blossburg.  Burial at Blossburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1943

KANE –MRS. VIVIAN O’LEARY ROLL of 424 Highland Ave., Horseheads, Thur. Sept. 24, 1981 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Sat. evening 7-9 p.m. with funeral services Sun. at 10 a.m. at the 7th Day Adventist Church Maple Ave., Elmira, NY.  Elder Woodrow Whidden officiating.  Grave side services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Shunk Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.  She is survived by her husband Frank C. Roll; daughter, Joyce C. Weiskopf of Horseheads; sons, Thomas D. O’Leary of Painted Post, NY, Dennis M. O’Leary of Ravenna, Ohio; mother, Florence C. Kane of Penna.; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Freeman of Jellico, Tenn., Luella White of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Delores Nicol of Hamburg, NY.  Several nieces & nephews.  Vivian was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church of Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1981

KASEMAN –EDOISE MCCRACKEN EYER, Canton, died on January 9, 2006 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born June 13, 1915 in Wheelerville, Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Amy McKay Kaseman.  She attended a one room school house for eight years.  She was a graduate of Canton high School, where she played the violin in the orchestra for four years.  She also attended a Motel School in Las Vegas, NV.  Mrs. Eyer took her driver’s test with a dump truck and hauled coal from the mines and wood from the sawmills during the “Great Depression” of the 1930s.  She was a member of the “Quarter Century” Club at G.T.E. Sylvania in Montoursville and retired after 33 years.  In the 1940s she was the Grover correspondent for the Canton Independent Sentinel.  She was a member of the Montoursville Garden Club and was its president for three years.  She was also a First Vice Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Lycoming County.  She belonged to the Montoursville Senior Citizens.  The Needlework Guild, American Association of Retired Persons, “Merrymakers” of Williamsport and the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch.  Her hobbies were needle point and tole painting.  She was a member of the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters in Florida.  She also enjoyed travel and square dancing.  She and her husband square-danced in all 50 states and were members of the Overseas Square Dance Association.  They had danced in castles, a 16th Century Tithe Barn in England and also in numerous other countries.  She was immersed in the Church of Christ in Canton in 1930, and was a member of the First Church of Christ, Williamsport and was affiliated with the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving are a daughter, Joan (Tom) Davison, Canton; a son, Thomas (Marlene) McCracken, Roaring Branch; stepson, James W. Eyer, Kansas, nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; brother, Paul W. Kaseman, Lancaster, PA; sister-in-law, Jessie Kaseman, Williamsport.  She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin J. Eyer, August 7, 2004; an infant daughter, Judy; a sister, Anita Gruver, Elmira and a brother, Edward L. Kaseman, Williamsport.  The funeral will be held Friday, January 13 at 2 p.m. from the Spitler’s Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville with the Rev. officiating.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Cemetery.  Friends may call immediately before the funeral from 1 to 2 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to First church of Christ (Disciples) 1250 Almond St., Williamsport.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ELMER W. KELLEY, 65 of 218 S. Higgins Ave., Sayre, died Wednesday evening (Sept. 13, 1968) at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  Born in Skinner’s eddy, the son of William and Rosetta Shoemaker Kelley, he retired two years ago as a switchman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre.  Mr. Kelley was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  Surviving are his wife, Lillian; a son, Fay W. Kelley of Sayre, five daughters, Mrs. James Chilson of Athens, Mrs. Ronald Barr of Towanda, Mrs. Byron Gougeon of White Plains, Mich., Miss Sharon Kelley of Troy and Miss Doris Kelley of Towanda; a sister, Miss Stella Kelley of Wellsburg; a brother, Ernest Kelley of Sayre, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Jenkins Funeral home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Saturday at 1 p.m.  Rev. Marion Bell, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens will officiate.  Burial will be in North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES D. KELLEY, 59 of 1450 Scott St., died Friday, May 16, 1986 in Divine Providence Hospital.  Surviving are his wife, the former Sophie P. Sczesniak; his mother, Ruth Keller Kelly, a resident of Lysock View; a son, Edward F. and a daughter, Mrs. Rita K. Strickler, both of Williamsport and two grandchildren.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer’s Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Francis R. Bell, interim pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport officiating.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

KENNEDY –KRISTIE KENNEDY YOUNG, 47 of 2026 Sechler Circle died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born in Nisbet June 12, 1955, she was the daughter of William P. and Ruth Wyland Kennedy.  Surviving in addition to her mother, Ruth Kennedy Swank of Williamsport, are her husband of 16 years, Arden E. Young; son, James F. West of Williamsport; granddaughter, Krissa West of South Williamsport; brother, Bradford P. Kennedy and sister, Jackqueline K. Thompson, both of Williamsport.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mr. Clair Raisch officiating.  Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral home, 133 E. Third St. from noon to 2 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming County Unit, 1948 E.  Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GILBERT KENNEDY age 58 of 361 Davis St., Monday, Oct. 12, 1984.  He was an employee of the Association for the Blind.  Survived by wife, Frances; daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Bedsworth of Corning, Elnora, Sylvia, Jacqueline, Christine, all of Elmira; sons, Frederick, Gilbert Jr., Francis and Daniel, all of Elmira; brothers, Elwin and Melvin both of Big Flats, Robert of Waltz, Mich., Ernest of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Kretchmahn of Penn Yan, Mrs. Elnora Boda of Kenya, Africa; one grandchild.  Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.

DEIVES KITCHEN, 81 of Dushore RD Pa. Formerly of Wellsboro and Lawrenceville, Pa. Thursday, Aug. 2, 1956 following a brief illness.  A resident of Wellsboro for 40 years, he was a contractor with the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Charles Setzer of Bangor, Pa., Mrs. Eva Edwards and Miss Faye Kitchen of Newark, N.J.; sons, Robert of Shrewsbury, N.J., Harold of Laporte, Pa. And Frank Kitchen of Lawrenceville; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Tubach Funeral Home, Dushore where friends may call.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Raymond W. Schloyer.  Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1956

HENRY KNICKERBOCKER, 66, of Big Flats died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 3, 1941.  He was an Erie telegraph operator for 22 years previous to his retirement and was stationed at Addison and Big Flats.  He was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church and the Big Flats Lodge 378 F & AM.  He leaves his wife and a nephew.  Edwin Warner of Hammondsport.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and will be taken Sunday noon to the Baptist Church, where the Rev. I. A. Falk will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m.  Burial at Addison.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/1941

KOHLER –JEANETTE MARGARET KONKLE, 86 of 263 Queneshukney Road, Linden died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Sycamore Manor.  Her husband, Kenneth G. Konkle died Feb. 12, 2000.  Born July 2, 1919 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John and Margaret Ritter Kohler.  Jeanette was member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.  She enjoyed flower gardening and was a homemaker.  Surviving are three sons, Ronald Konkle of Linden, Thomas Konkle (Linnet) of Williamsport and Gerald Konkle (Linda Clark) of Jersey Shore, three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother, Stanley Kohler of Rochester, N.Y. and two sisters, Sister Loretta Kohler of Holy Family Convent in Danville and Dorothy Osman of Carlisle.  Her sister, Sister Cynthia Kohler preceded her in death.  A Mass of Christian Burial will beheld 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay, Celebrant.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.  Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church lounge.  Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WILLIAM C. KRISE, 77, former Canton resident died Monday morning, May 4, 1936 from a heart attack in his home city of Red Wing, Minn.  Mr. Krise resided in Canton until he was 30 years of age.  His survivors include two brothers, Burgess G. F. Krise of Canton and Albert Krise of Norfolk, Va., and one sister, Miss Mary Krise of Canton.  Funeral and burial will be in Red Wing.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/1936

JOHN D. KUNZMAN, 79, formerly of West Franklin, Pa. Monday, May 22, 1944 in Middletown, Pa.  Survived by sons, Bert of Norfolk, Va., Eric of Elmira, John of Endicott; daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hickey of Philadelphia, Mrs. Sara Lantz of LeRaysville, pa., Mrs. Anna Williams of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Nettie Estel of Ulster, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at IOOF Home, Middletown.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1944

LAMB –MRS. ELLA LAMB age 92 of 1st St., Galeton, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 26, 1969 after and extended illness.  Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Walter E. Pifer of the First Baptist Church officiating.  West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Naoma L. Reese of Pine City, Mrs. Winifred M. Jenkins of Galeton, Mrs. Doris L. Case of Galeton, Mrs. Ruth K. Holdampf of Arden on the Severn, Md.; sons, Chester B. Rice of Mt. Morris, N.Y., Raymond Rice of Pine City; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Rice was the youngest of six children of Clara E. and D. Bradford Lamb.  She was born at Lambs Creek, Tioga County, Pa. Sept. 15, 1876.  The first permanent settler was her great-grandfather, Gad Lamb from whom the place was named.  Following her marriage to Herbert B. Rice August 7, 1899 she moved to Galeton.  Mr. Rice died in 1954.  She has been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1902.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1969

LAMONTE - Allen Lamonte, one of the most widely known and respected citizens of Tioga county [NY], died at his home on the Shepherd's creek road at eleven o'clock a.m., on Thursday, of disease of the kidney. He had been in failing health for a year past, and death to him was a welcome relief. Mr. Lamonte was one of the prominent business men, an honest, upright and conscientious Christian, and a sincere and leading member of the Baptist church. A wife and two daughters are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving parent. the funeral will take place from his late home at eleven o'clock Monday forenoon. Mr. Lamonte was about fifty years of age and insured for $2,000 in the Equitable life insurance company of the United States. - Elmira Weekly Advertiser, March 7, 1884

Source - Genealogical section; History of Waverly and vicinity, p.237
Mary Canfield [b. 17 Dec. 1831] married Allen LaMonte, July 25, 1854, Mary d. 6 Aug. 1898 Waverly, NY

Source- Our county and its people; Part second. Waverly and town of Barton, p.656
Allen LaMonte, son of David LaMonte, was born in August, 1828, in Schoharie county, NY. When he was but a lad his father came to Owego where they lived a few years, and then settled at Tioga Center. Allen received a common school education. He married Mary, daughter of Amos Canfield, of Tioga; they had two children, Grace and Ellen. about 1850 they made their home at East Waverly. Mr. LaMonte was a farmer, also was in trade in Waverly and dealt largely in lumber. He was a member of the Baptist church. He died February 28, 1884. His widow survives him.

HARRY Z. LEACH, 66 of 51 Pine St., Galeton, Pa., Friday, March 8, 1957.  He was a retired cattle dealer; member of Galeton American Legion Post.  Survived by brothers, Elton Leach of Winber, Pa., Dana of Sylvania, Pa., Arnold E. of Galeton; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Morten and Mrs. Caddie Cleveland, both of Cortland, N.Y.  Body at White Funeral Home, Galeton, where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 3 p.m., the E. E. Cedar.  West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957

LECH –MRS. STELLA T. LECH MCDONALD age 91 of Dushore died on Friday, March 18, 2005.  Stella was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Dec. 20, 1913, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Ann Bensoravage Lech.  She married John F. “Jack” McDonald of Dushore on June 26, 1934.  Jack predeceased her on March 4, 1980.  Stella was a homemaker and also worked for Rynveld’s Wreath Factory in New Albany for many years and retired from Dushore Lingerie in Dushore after 17 years of service.  Stella was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore and a member of St. Basil and St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society.  She was an enthusiastic and avid bingo and pitch player.  Surviving are five sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Joan McDonald of Dushore, James McDonald of Muncy, Pa., Eugene McDonald of Dushore, Raymond and Linda McDonald of Dushore, and Thomas and Karen McDonald of Dushore; two sisters, Mary Voyton of Baltimore, Md. And Isabella Blazejewski of Union, N.J.; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predecased by sisters, Cecelia Sofflick and Elizabeth Karpovich and her brothers, Joseph Lech, John Lech, Stanley Lech, Charles Lech, Benjamin Lech, Anthony Lech, Walter Lech and William Lech.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Eugene R. Carr, former pastor and the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, pastor, co-celebrating.  Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 21.  St. Basil and St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite  the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/19/2005

JOHN ‘JACK’ LEE III, 70, Roaring Branch died while surrounded by family on May 19, 2008 at The Gate House, Williamsport.  Born on December 12, 1937 in Ralston, he was the son of Lillian (Jones) and the late John A. Lee Jr.  He was a 1955 graduate of Canton High School and served in the U.S. Air force.  On August 29, 1959 he married Claudette Berube in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada.  He was the owner of Landon’s Tire and Garage, Canton for many years.  Most recently he enjoyed being semi-retired and remained involved in the business.  Mr. Lee was a member of Ralston’s St. Aloysius Catholic Church, a founder and member of the Hill Manor Hunting Club, Roaring Branch, was also active with the Antique Auto Club, New Brunswick.  Other memberships included the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch and Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  Times spent with his family were most important.  He and Claudette loved taking many trips in their motor home.  He enjoyed hunting, especially with his grandsons.  He also was a big fan of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon.  In addition to his mother, Lillian, Roaring Branch, surviving are his wife of 48 years, Claudette; children, John (Chris) Lee and Renee (Greg) Williams, all of Roaring Branch; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Smith, Williamsport and Paul Lee, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father and by his brother, Robert Lee.  A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. May 24 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston.  Burial will be private.  Donations in Mr. Lee’s name may  be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA or to The Gate House, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 5/22/2008

HOWELL P. LEWIS, 89 of 368 Lyons St., Thursday, April 13, 1961.  He attended Centenary Methodist Church and was a retired Iszard’s employee.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Hutcheson of Elmira; son, Thomas B. of Buffalo.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert L. Homer.  Burial at Blossburg at convenience of family.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961

LEWIS –SUE M. SHEPPARD, 58 of 16 Morning Glory Lane, Manheim, Pa. went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2005.  She worked for RGS Associates, Brownstown, since 1999 as an executive secretary.  Previously she was employed by Modern Women, Lancaster, Pa. and Springs Window Fashions, Montgomery.  A 1965 graduate of Canton High School, she received her associate’s degree in business from Goldey Beacom College, Delaware in 1967.  She was an active member of Hempfield United Methodist Church, Lancaster, where she was involved in the music ministry programs, sang with  the Hallelujah Singers,”  taught Sunday school, helped with  the Puppet Ministry and was a member of the Women’s Cancer Support Group.  An avid flower gardener, she had a natural talent for arranging flowers.  Sue especially enjoyed spiritual music and the arts.  She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Known for her smile and positive attitude, she put others before herself.  Born in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Emerson B. and Helen E. Mills Lewis.  She is survived by two daughters, Coleen D. Rockey, fiancee of David W. Snover, Scottsdale, Ariz. And Natalie L. married to Melvin D. Juan, Captain, U.S. Army, Korea and Manheim; two grandsons, Damon and Braden Juan; two sisters, Anne married to George Lawther, Ossining, N.Y. and Judy married to  Roger Gatti, Canton and a brother, Conrad married to Anita Lewis, Rochester, N.Y.  A service celebrating Sue’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25 at Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster with the Rev. Kathleen M. Rhyne officiating.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held in The Spirit Café immediately following the service.  Interment will be in Silver Spring  Cemetery, West Hempfield Township, following the time of fellowship.  Friends may call from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, July 24 at the Hempfield U. M.  Church, Lkancaster and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday morning, July 25.  If desired memorial contributions in Sue’s name may be made to Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, Pa. or to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa.  Arrangements are by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

LILLEY –MRS. LETTIE A. HOLCOMB, 71 of Penn Yan, formerly of Canandaigua, Thursday, Feb.23, 1950 at Benton.  A native of LeRoy, Pa., she was the widow of Gordon Holcomb.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Floyd Bootes of Penn Yan; son, Gordon of Huntington, L.I.; three grandchildren; brother, Llewelyn Lillie (Lilley) of Groton, Conn.; sister, Mrs. Roscoe Morse of LeRoy, Pa.  The body is at the Thayer Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan.  Funeral Sunday 2 p.m. at the Dhondt Funeral Home in Canandaigua.  The Rev. David Leach, pastor of the Canandaigua Baptist Church will officiate.  Canandaigua Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1950

MARLIN D. LITTLE, 78, of 114 Roaring Run Rd., Picture Rocks died Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  His wife of 49 years, the former Patricia A. Fenstermacher died Jan. 17, 2000.  Born May 17, 1928 and raised in Nordmont, he was the son of Lloyd and Marie Anderson Little.  A 1946 graduate of Davidson Township High School in Sonestown, he was a U.S. Army veteran  of the Korean War.  Marlin was a lifetime member of the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co., treasurer of their Relief Association for over 25 years and a Shrewsbury Township Supervisor for many years.  He retired from the former Sprout-Waldron, now Andritz, Muncy, was a member of both softball and bowling teams and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.  An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of Lick Run Hunting Club and enjoyed spending summers in Canada with his family.  He was a member of the Sonestown American Legion and a member of Picture Rocks Baptist Church.  Surviving are two sons, Terry D. (Sandra) Little of Hughesville and Alan W. (Beth) Little of Picture Rocks; a sister, Merian E. (Luther) Dieffenbacher of Montoursville; four grand children and 3 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Picture Rocks Baptist Church, Elm St., Picture Rocks.  Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Christopher Coakley.  Burial with full military honors will be in Picture Rocks Cemetery.  Friends will be received at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday.  Flowers are welcome, however, if desired memorial contributions may be made to Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co., 180 N. Main St., Picture Rocks, PA or American Diabetes Association, Somerset Office,  19 School House Road, Somerset, NJ.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LIVERMORE –THELMA B. HICKS – The funeral will be Tuesday for Thelma Bernice Hicks, 81 of 341 Main St., South Williamsport, who died Friday, July 12, 1996 at home.  She was formerly of 112 E. Water St., Muncy.  Her husband, Donald h. Hicks Sr. died Jan. 9.  Employed for 26 years by the former A&P Store in Muncy, she retired in 1973 as head cashier.  She was a 1933 graduate of Muncy High School.  Born Feb. 21, 1915 in Cogan House, she was a daughter of Oliver and Alice Bumbarger Livermore.  Surviving are two sons, Donald H. Jr. of Beaver and Richard C. of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Jacqueline Artley of Muncy Valley and Betty Jean Rhian, with whom she lived; a brother, Sanford Livermore of Cherry Flats; two sisters, Edythe Hessler of Muncy RR 2 and Florence Botterbusch of Middletown; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.  The service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Wallis’, 121 S. Main St., Muncy with the Rev. Myron Jones, pastor of South Williamsport United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn, NY July 3, 1946
Mrs. Edward L. Shutter - Mrs. Ella M. LOVELESS Shutter, wife of Edward L. Shutter of 35 Lexington Avenue, died this morning after a long illness. Born
in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Shutter had been a resident of this city for about 40 years. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Doris DeVoe and Mrs. Bernice DeVoe of Auburn and Mrs. Edith Terwilliger of Groton; five sons, Wayne L. Shutter of Hot Springs. Ark.. Frederick J., and Harold F. Shutter of Auburn: Charles K. Shutter of Cortland and PFC Edward J. Shutter, U.S.A., who recently returned home on an emergency furlough from Germany; two brothers, Harry and Mark Loveless of Tioga, Pa.; two half sisters Mrs. Frank Flynn of Auburn and Mrs. Harriett Pettigrass of Tioga, Pa.; several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Langham Funeral Home, 91 East Genesee Street, and burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at 91 East Genesee Street tonight and Thursday evening between 7 and 9 o'clock.  (Ella is daughter of Charles O Loveless and Harriet VanNess of Tioga, Edward is the son of John H Shutter and Sylvia (Losey/Losce) of Tioga,  Doris and Bernice were sisters who married a father (Dorr) and son (Charles), respectively.  Doris was born in Corning, and I always wondered why, and now I have a good idea because of your site (some of Ella's family lived in Chemung Co).  SRGP #03782: George VanNess - the brother of Harriet, who is the mother of the above person.)

JAMES STEPHEN MACDONALD age 59 of 3486 Breed Hollow Rd., Horseheads, NY, Sunday, September 17, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following and extended illness.  There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 1989 at the American Baptist Community Church, Big Flats with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  There will be an open Tea and Fellowship Hour following the service in the church where the family will receive friends.  Memorial donations may be made in James’ name to the American Baptist Church Music Memorial Fund.  Burial St. Bride’s Church, Memorial Garden, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.  He is survived by his wife, Marion; stepdaughter, Linda Karen Ziegler of Greenville, PA; 2 sisters, Mai MacKenzie of Vancouver, BC and Dorothy Searle of Scarboro, ON; brother, Robert Dunbar MacDonald of Kansas; 2  grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was born December 5, 1929 in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., the son of William Dunbar and Violet Elizabeth Jane Mulhulland MacDonald.  He married the former Marion Middleton on May 31, 1968 in Scranton, PA.  He was a self-employed mechanical and environmental engineer.  He served in the R.A.F. as a pilot.  He was a member of the American Baptist Community Church in Big Flats and the Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier and a past member of the ASHRAE.  He had won several golf tournaments in Pocono, PA and at the Mark Twain Golf Course.  He was a well-known pianist and did musical arrangements for the Big Flats Bicentennial and Community Days Beauty Pageants until 1986 and played at many local functions.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/19/1989

ANTHONY (TONY) MAHONSKI, 69 of Blossburg, Pa. Wednesday morning, Feb. 11, 1953.  Mr. Mahonski operated a restaurant on Main St. in Blossburg for many years and prior to that he operated the former Opera House Theater in Blossburg for a number of years.  He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Blossburg.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lucy Mahonski and a daughter, both of Susquehanna, Pa.; step-brothers, Bruno and Joseph Mahonski of Newberry, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at that Ellis Funeral Home, Blossburg where friends may call.  The Rev. Edward Makowski will celebrate the Requiem High Mass Saturday (may be more to obit, cut off) –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1953

PATRICK I. MAKOWIEC age 43 of 123 S. 12th Street, Billings, MT, formerly of Blossburg, PA, Wednesday, July 5, 1995 at Deaconess Medical Center, MT.  Makowiec was born October 8, 1951 in Blossburg, PA a son of Albert W. and Melaine Bogaczyk Makowiec.  He was an Elementary School Teacher at the Garfield School Teacher at the Garfield School in Billings, MT for 16 years and was formerly a teacher for the Towanda School District.  Mr. Makowiec was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA and the Blossburg Knights of Columbus, he was a former member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club.  He was a little league coach in Billings, MT and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  In addition to his parents, survivors include 2 daughters, Michele and Bright; 2 sisters, Georgette Hall and Jane Chaborek, both of Blossburg, PA and Michael of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews; and 2 very special aunts, Jane Mahonski and Pauline Piecuch, both of Blossburg, PA.  A memorial mass will be held Saturday, July 8, 1995 at 10:AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA with the very Reverend Thomas Shoback officiating.  Memorial contributions in Mr. Makowiec’s name may be made to the Blossburg Recreation Board.  Arrangements by the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1995

MARCIAN (MOE) MANIKOWSKI age 46 of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Blossburg and Galeton, Tuesday (Aug. 4, 1964).  He was a Ward LaFrance Truck Corp. representative.  Survived by wife, Betty Good Manikowski; sons, Larry and Donald, at home; mother, Mrs. Louis Manikowski of Blossburg; sisters, Mrs. Marcella Soporowski of Mansfield, Mrs. Angie Bubacz of Blossburg, Mrs. Margi Payne of Morris Run.  Mrs. Martha Jessup of Paramus, N.J. and Mrs. Monica Hughest of Tioga; brothers, Raymond of Blossburg, Louis of Montoursville, Matt of Plattsburg, N.Y.  Funeral service and burial at San Jose Friday morning.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1964

EUGENE B. MARLATT, 55 of Big Flats died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 23, 1936 in Washington, D.C.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Speaks of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Dorothy VanValkenberg of Johnson City; a brother, Frederick Marlatt, Olean, N.Y.  Body will arrive Saturday evening and will be removed to the Hilton Funeral Home at Big Flats.  Funeral notices later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1936

GEORGE C. MARSH, 70 of Trout Run, PA died April 1, 1998 at Williamsport Hospital.  Born May 7, 1927 in Marsh Hill, he was a son of John and Ruby Lewis Marsh.  He and his wife, the former Elsie Kilmer observed their 50th wedding anniversary in August.  He retired in 1987 as supervisor for the PA Department of Transportation after 25 years employment.  Mr. Marsh was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Wheel Club, Inc., the Deer X-ing Detachment Inc. in Ralston and a member of Marsh Hill United Methodist Church.  Surviving besides his wife are daughters, Marilyn Bidlespacher and Marie Schmouder, both of Trout Run and Ellen Boyer, Ralston; twin sons, Stanley, Millerton and John, Gersfeld, Germany; a sister, Elizabeth Butler, Gresham, OR; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  In keeping with Mr. Marsh’s wishes there will be no service.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of Maneval’s Funeral Home, Williamsport. –Canton Independent Sentinel

KIMBLE MARVIN of 48 Sherwood St., Mansfield, Pa. Sunday, Oct. 8, 1978.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield. Father David Smith officiating.  Survived by his wife, Adeline Dartt Marvin, 2 daughters, Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Keill of Manius, N.Y., Laura Hitchcock of Piedmont, Calif.; 5 grandchildren.  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, he was a former professor of Mansfield State College, member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club, member of Bloss Lodge No. 350 F. & AM of Blossburg, member of the Veterans of WWI of U.S.A., Inc., Kellenbach-Mead Barricks No. 163 of Williamsport.  He was a member of the Austin Cox Post No. 478 American Legion Post of Mansfield.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1978

MASON –PATRICIA R. HAIGHT, 62 of U.S. Route 15 Highway, Montgomery died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.  Born in Williamsport August 30, 1943, she was the daughter of William A. Mason and Marie M. Lapp Page.  She was a self-employed Amish carrier.  She enjoyed fishing and crafts.  Surviving are her daughter, Tina Marie Davis (Roger W.) of Trout Run; her son, Richard David Haight (Amy) of Millville; six grandchildren; a sister, Mary Johnson of Lockhart, Texas; and a brother, Richard C. Mason of South Williamsport.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sanders.  –Williamsport-Sun Gazette

PAUL M. MCBRIDE, 88 of 2001 Memorial Ave., Williamsport died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 in Rose View Center.  Born Jan. 14, 1917 in Jersey Shore, he was the son of John J. and Ruby M. Wurster McBride.  A 1934 graduate of Williamsport High School, Paul retired  with 47 years of service with Textron-Lycoming.  He was a 75-year member of St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and  served on trustees and various committees.  Involved in Boy Scouting for over 60 years, he served as Scout Master of his church’s Troop 14 in 1952 and was awarded the Silver Beaver.  He was a 50 year  member of Williamsport Consistory and John F. Laedlein Lodge 707, F. & A.M., where he served as  worship master in 1955.  He was the recipient of the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouting Award in 2002.  Paul was also an amateur ham radio operator using the call letters N3FPN.  Surviving  are his wife of 69 years, the former Alice G.  Hoffman; his daughter, Saundra J. (Edward) Blackburn of Montoursville; his son, Paul D. (Althea) McBride of city; three grandsons, Martin D. Myers of Studio City, Calif., Matthew (Cheryl) McBride of Muncy and Jason McBride of Fairfax, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Christopher (Karen) Blackburn and Tammy (Tracy) McEwen; three step great-grandchildren, Danielle and Scott Blackburn and Talia McEwan.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from his church, 2101 Newberry St. with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  There will be no visitation.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be  given to the church or Troop 14, BSA, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA.  Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MCCARTY –DORIS MAY CHRISTIE, 73 of 1214 Cedar St., Montoursville died Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Sycamore Manor.  Born June 21, 1929 in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of Olen R. and Bertha Emma Smith McCarty.  She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church and its women’s association, the Future Homemakers of American and the ladies auxiliary to Baldwin II Commandery No. 22 Knights Templr of PA.  The widow of Robert G. Christie, who died in 1995, she is survived by a son, Peter M., with whom she resided; tow stepsons, Steven A. of Tampa, Fla. And Robert E. of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Patricia K. Kendall II of Amesbury, Mass; a brother, Donald McCarty of Williamsport; a sister, Ethel K. Walter of Freeburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a brother, Gene A. McCarty.  The memorial service will be Thursday, 11 a.m. at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville with her pastor, the Rev. G. Oliver Wagner officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the church Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.  Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MARK S. MCCARTY, 49, of RR#2 Roaring Branch died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004.  He and his wife of 13 years, the former Janet M. Selleck were married on Nov. 15, 1991.  Mark was born in Williamsport on July 24, 1955, son of Boyd and Jenette (Neufer) McCarty.  Mark attended Montgomery Area High School and VoTech, specializing in sheet metal, later in life becoming a self-employed electrician.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and boater.  Surviving Mark is his wife, Janet at home; his mother, Jenette McCarty of Montgomery; one son, Scott S. McCarty of Williamsport; one daughter, Danelle Selleck of Charlotte, N.C. and one brother, John P. McCarty of Halifax.  His father, Boyd McCarty preceded him in death in 1982.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Pastor Mark Shaffer officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Unityville with military graveside honors.  Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MCCARTY –VIVIAN W. BRITTAIN, 90 of Hughesville died on June 19, 2006 at the Williamsport hospital  He was born in Rolla, Kan. On April 22, 1916, a daught5er of the late Josiah Ellis and Ada (Sapp) McCarty.  Vivian was a graduate of Hughesville High School in 1933 and later became a nurse and retired from the Muncy Valley Hospital.  She was still active as a volunteer with blood pressure screening.  She was past president of the LPN association as well as being active in the Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party, the Senior Citizens Club and the Hughesville Garden Club.  She was also the longest time member and the second oldest member of the Moreland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.  She is survived by a son, Robert (Patsy) Whitmoyer of Wooster, Ohio; a step-son, Richard (Wilma) Brittain of Hughesville; her sister-in-law, Ruth McCarty of Hughesville; her best friend, Shirley Michael of Hughesville; two grandchildren, Steven Whitmoyer of Wisconsin and Andrea (Richard) Quisenberry of Ohio; a step-granddaughter, Loria Brittain of Hughesville, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her first husband, S. LeRoy Whitmoyer, her second husband, Howard L. Brittain and a brother, Clive McCarty.  The funeral service will be held Friday 10 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Paul Fitzgerald and Lucy Temple, CLM of her church, co-0fficiating.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, 6-8 p.m.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MCDONALD –LILLIAN MYERS, 78, Granville Summit, died on July 16, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on December 8, 19286 in San Francisco, CA, she was the daughter of the late Percville “Mack” and Elizabeth (Murphy) McDonald.  On May 11, 1946 she married her beloved husband of 50 years.  For the past 34 years they lived in Granville Township.  Her special ways of caring for her family and home gave her much happiness and pride.  She especially cherished the times she shared with her grandchildren.  Surviving are: husband, Bill; sons, John Myers, Granville Summit, William T. (Marie) Myers, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Robert (Jeanne) Myers, Oviedo, FL and Warren (Barbara) Myers, Clarksville, TN; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Joedean White, Seattle, WA.  A son, Edward predeceased Mrs. Myers October 2003.  Her family invites friends to call 7-9 Wednesday, July 20 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at the funeral home, retired minister, Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be private.  Those who wish may consider memorials in Mrs. Myers’ name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PATRICK MCGEOWN, 70 of Big Flats unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Terbell McGeown; daughter, Mrs. Harry Goff of Big Flats; sisters, the Misses Mary and Rose McGeown; brothers, Barney, James, Owen, Hugh and Stephen McGeown, all of Belfast, Ireland.  He had resided in the Big Flats vicinity for 35 years.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats where friends may call this evening and Monday afternoon and evening and where funeral will be held Tuesday 8:30 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s Church, Corning.  St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.  –Elmira Telegram 1/21/1951

DEAN M. MCNETT, 77, of Montgomery died February 12, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born June 22, 1927 in Roaring Branch, Tioga County, he was the son of Frank and Helen (Cole) McNett.  He attended English Hill School, a one-room schoolhouse located on his father’s farm in Tioga County and also attended Canton High School.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  At the age of 10 he began a lifelong career in the music industry when he played at local square dances.  Well known as the country music historian, he visited 48 of the 50 states and played in most of them.  In the late 1950s and early 1960s he traveled extensively with the Doc Williams Band out of Wheeling West Virginia.  When he wasn’t on the road, he performed live musical broadcast on local television and radio stations and also worked as a deejay for country music radio.  During the same period of time, until 1969, he and his brother, Bob, operated a country music park in Montgomery known as “Radio Corral”.  In addition, he also performed with his brother as the “Bob & Dean McNett Show”.  In 1976 and 1977 he traveled with Hank Williams’ band, the “Drifting Cowboys’ out of Nashville.  He then returned to the area and in 1979 he started the “Dean McNett Band,” more recently known as “Dean McNett & McNett Country Band”.  A few years ago the Clarkstown Fire Co. Honored him with a community service award for his contributions to the area.  He unselfishly volunteered his musical talent to several area churches, nursing homes and nonprofit organizations.  In addition to his music, he greatly loved his family.  He was a member of the PA State Showmen’s Association, the American Folk Musicians Association District #11, the American Federation of Musicians Local 140 of Wilkes-Barre, the Bower-Decker Post #251, American Legion, Montgomery and the Canton V.F.W. Post #714.  He was a former member of Jamboree USA, Wheeling WV and Carpenter Grange No. 454, Newelltown.  He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Watsntown.  In addition to his wife of 42 years, Dorothy, whom he married on January 26, 1963; surviving are sons, Shawn M. McNett, Berwick and Timothy J. (Brenda) McNett, Muncy; daughter, Deana C. McNett, Nashville, TN; brothers, Francis (Alice) McNett, Sr., Roaring Branch, Kenneth (Dorothy) McNett, Williamsport, two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert McNett in June 1995.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 17th at his church, 602 Main St., Watsontown.  Officiating will be his minister, Pastor Edward Henry.  Burial with full military honors will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.  Friends will be received at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy on Wednesday, February 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.  The family will provided the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Dean McNett Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Montgomery Area High School, Montgomery, PA or Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 602 Main St., Watsontown, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/17/2005

JECK M. MITCHELL, 51 late of Mitchell Creek, Pa., died Monday morning at 5 o’clock in Blossburg, Pa.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vera Mitchell; two daughters, Mrs. H. Jones of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. L. McClure of Roseville, Pa.; a son, Richard at home; two sisters, Mrs. M. B. Libby of Elkland, Pa.; Mrs. E. A. Wing, Owego; a brother, George F. Mitchell, Elmira.  A prayer service will be held at the family home at Mitchell Creek Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral in the St. Andrew Episcopal Church at Tioga, Pa. at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. Mr. Schnaus will officiate.  Burial in the Tioga Pa., Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1932

MOORE –BERNICE I. COHICK, 95, Williamsport died April 30, 2006 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born March 20 1911 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Marshall M. and Amy S. Hawk Moore.  She graduated in 1928 from Williamsport High School and was a faithful member of Faith Alliance Church.  Surviving are sons, Ernest M. (Esther) Montoursville, Marlin W. (Jean) Roaring Branch, Daniel C. (Megan) Lancaster, CA and Leland W. (Carolyn) Montrose, CO; daughter, Marlene E. (Thomas) McCracken, Roaring Branch; brother, Donald M. (Edith) Moore, Williamsport; 25 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert W. Cohick in 1985 and a son, David N. Cohick.  Funeral service was held May 4th from the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport with Rev. John L. Otto officiating.  Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  The family suggests donations be made  to the Faith Alliance Church, 2405 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SEYMOUR H. MORSE, 72 of Big Flats died Thursday, May 6, 1937 at 4 a.m.  He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Warner and Mrs. Lewis Dewolf of Corning; a son, Ruel of Coopers Plains; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and will be removed to the family home Thursday evening.  Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Ford Crippen of East Smithfield will officiate.  Coopers Plains Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/6/1937

MOWERY –ELEANOR FAYE SHADDUCK, 90 of Painted Post, N.Y., died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, N.Y.  Eleanor was born in Jersey Shore on April 10, 1914, the daughter of James and Mary Jane (Fenstamaker) Mowery.  She worked for Westinghouse in Bath where she had been an inspector, owned and operated Faye’s Electronics and had a Leader paper route for 10 years.  She loved to play bingo and had a special relationship with her grandchildren whom she adored.  Her survivors include her daughter, Pamela Sonner of Painted Post, N.Y.; two sons, Daryle (Gloria) Shadduck of Campbell, N.Y. and Ronald Frye of Linden; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Eleanor was predeceased by brother, Richard Mowery; two sisters, Isabel Greenaway and Lois O’Dell; and by a son James Frye.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 24 at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y. with the Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

RONALD M. MULHOLLEN, 52, Troy RR #2, Granville Township died Dec. 2, 2005 at his home.  Born Dec. 7, 1952 in Fort Dix, NJ, he was the son of Genevieve Gulick Taber and the late Ronald Fenwick Mulhollen.  In earlier years he was employed by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing and later by Wickwire Trucking in Wysox until 1991 and his health would no longer permit him to work.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising pheasants and quails.  He also enjoyed being with his family and friends.  Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Thompson Muhollen at home; children, Lewis “Jay” Mulhollen, Towanda; Loretta Mulhollen, New Albany; Carol Mulhollen and Doanld Ellis, Montrose, PA; Jessica Adams and Mathew Hancock, Wysox and Dakota Muhollen at home; grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler, Michael, Mikayla, Emory, Cody, Dylan, Mika and Hunter; mother, Genevieve Taber, Troy RR 2; brother, Ivan Taber, Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa Winebarger and Thomas Winebarger, Granville Summit; sisters, Diana Taber, Troy, Linda Parks, Ulster and Catherine Morrell of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William Thompson Sr. and Rita Thompson, New Albany; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and special friends, Roland and Mary Herman and family of Wysox, PA.  Sisters, Susie and Laura and his stepfather, John Taber preceded him in death.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be private.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MULLEN –ALICE I. SHAFFER of Athens RR died at her home on Dec. 13, 1996 at the age of 72.  Mrs. Shaffer was born on Feb. 24, 1924, the daughter of Nelson and Laura Seabold Mullen in Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, Pa.  She married Harvey Freas Sahffer and they lived in the Athens area for the past 40 years.  Alice worked from 1957-1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as a nurse’s aid giving 30 years of service.  She was a member of the North Waverly Chapel.  She enjoyed her flowers and doing needlepoint and especially being home with her family.  She is survived by her husband, Harvey Freas Shaffer of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan Lloyd and Kathleen of Virginia Beach, Va., Leon J. of San Diego, Calif. And Philip and Hope of Ulster, Pa.; three daughters, Keith and (Kay) Nell of Dillsburg, Pa., Harold and (Vickie) Pierce of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Bruce (Lisa) Masten of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Crawley of Sun City, Ariz., Mary Heinze of Estella, Pa. and Jane Schaible of Sun City, Ariz. And several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. William Wells, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Warburton Hill Cemetery, Forks Township.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday evening, Dec. 16 from 6 until 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMONDA A. MYERS, 76 of Elysburg, formerly of Williamsport died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Shamokin Area Community Hospital.  He was born December 9, 1928 in Osceola Mills, Pa., the son of William H. and Laura Joyce Kennedy Myers.  Raymond was the husband of the former Jean Della Gorney for 55 years, she survives.  He was a U.S. Army veteran where he served as a communication specialist.  Raymond attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Williamsport.  He retired in 1983 after 34 years as a manager for the Social Security Administration where he held various managerial positions in the Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre and Bloomsburg areas.  Raymond worked for his son Dennis at Clinger omes from 1988 until 1993.  He loved hunting,  especiallybig game and was an avid swimmer.  Raymond was an usher for the Penn State football games for 40 years and was a loyal follower.  Raymond is survived by his wife, Jean and his sons, Gary R. (Deborah) of Watsontown, Randy W. (Vicky Lyons) of Muncy, Dennis G. (Dawn) of Williamsport and Jeffrey J. (Donna D. Snyder) of Montoursville; daughters, Donna J. Betts of Elysburg, Cathy J. (H. Scott) Hobensack of Williamsport, Brenda J. (John) Monick of Bloomsburg; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; a brother, David G. Myers of York, Pa.; sisters, Jean Pratt of Little Rock, Arkansas, Marian Horn of Nanticoke.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and William Myers.  A celebration of Raymond’s life will begin with a visitation  Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home”, 500 W. Fourth St.  Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Michael Dennis officiating.  Interment will be in the Nanticoke Cemetery at the convenience  of the family.  In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 2040 Linglestown Road-Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

NICHOLS –LORRAINE L. KILBURN, 74 of Addison, NY died February 7, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born March 6, 1934 in Coudersport, PA she was a daughter of Robert and Emma Minnie (Carey) Nichols.  Lorraine retired from Corning, Inc. with 43 years of service.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Addison, A Charter Member of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3904 in Addison and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Chapter 326 in Corning, NY.  Lorraine enjoyed gardening and dogs.  Surviving are daughter, Dawn Bablo, Addison, NY; grandchildren, Brandi Hunt, Jason (Christina) Seeley and Jacob (Julie) Seeley; great-grandchildren, Emma Wilson and Amore Seeley; brother and sister-in-law, David and Janice Nichols, Albuquerque, NM; sister-in-law, Sharon Nichols, Painted Post, NY.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Robinson in 2002, a great-granddaughter, Genevieve Wilson in 1993 and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Louise Nichols, Howard Keith Nichols and Robert and Tony Nichols.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansifeld, PA is assisting the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/12/2009

IRA F. NIENHUESER age 46 of RD 1, Liberty, PA, Thursday, December 11, 1986 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  At Ira’s request there will be family visitation only.  Funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. from Freidens Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA with burial White Pine Cemetery, Cogan House Township, PA.  The Rev. Jack Palmer, Pastor of the Freidens Lutheran Church officiating.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/13/1986

GEORGE A. NORTHRUP, 80 of 70 W. Main St., LeRoy, N.Y. died Monday, Oct. 12, 1987 at St. Jerome Hospital, Batavia, N.Y.  He was born Feb. 27, 1907 at Weston in Bradford County and was the son of George Warren Northrup and Bessie Jennings Northrup.  In his early years he lived in Monroe Township and Athens Borough in Bradford County.  Mr. Northrup was a self-employed jeweler in LeRoy, N.Y. for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Olive Druar Northrup; a son, Stephen D. of Waukesha, Wis.; two daughters; Mrs. William Murphy of LeRoy, N.Y. and Margaret Northrup of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Landmesser of Powell, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward Northrup of Sayre; three nephews, C. Edward Landmesser of Towanda RD 2, Robert Landmesser and John Landmesser, both of Monroeton RD 1; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A private funeral service was held Oct. 15 in LeRoy, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

LELAND RAY NORTON JR. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Norton Sr. of Hibbard Road, Big Flats.  Survived by parents; brothers, William, Edward, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carey of Rock Stream, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Adams of Big Flats.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1964

CHARLES W. OLMSTEAD, 94 of Lansing, N.Y., formerly of Fairdale, Pa. died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y.  Born April 29, 1906 in Pittston, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Flora (MacNeill) Olmstead.  His wife, Louise (Bertholf) died in 1978.  He was a member of Fairdale United Methodist Church.  He was also a dairy farmer in the Fairdale area.  Charles is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Bennett of Lansing and Rebecca Shadduck of Fairdale; five grandchildren, Boyd Bennet, Sharon (Dave) Olin, Bryan Bennett, Kristen (Mark) Armstrong and Kimberly Jones; nine great-grandchildren, Wade, Jeremy, Bryan, Douglas and Amber Bennett, Shae and Jennifer Olin and Kyle and Hannah Armstrong; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Barton Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose Pa. has been entrusted with arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

OLMSTEAD –LENA B. KEELER, 86 went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Dec. 15, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor where she had resided for the past year.  Lena was born on Nov. 14, 1908 in Nichols, a daughter of Jay and Elizabeth Courtright Olmstead.  Lena was a lifetime resident of Nichols having received her education there.  She was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church for over 69 years.  For several years Lena was a member of the Elwood Rebekah Lodge, the Nichols Senior Citizens and the Nichols Ro-Ki Club.  She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law with whom she resided prior to moving to the Manor, Nancy and Robert Ross of Rome; her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Julia Olmstead; a sister, Nellie Dutton, all of Nichols; her grandsons whom she loved so dearly, the Rev. Edward Ross of Bruce Mines, Ontario, Canada and Scott and his wife, Doreen Ross of Huntington, Ind.; her great-grandchildren, Amanda, Aaron, Ashton and Avery Ross, all of Indiana; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Clarence and Lee Olmstead and a sister, Clara Mills.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Nichols with her pastor, the Rev. C. Earle Cowden and her grandsons, the Rev. Edward Ross and Scott Ross officiating.  Interment will follow in Nichols Cemetery.  The family will receive their friends on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main Street Nichols.  Friends who wish may remember the United Methodist Church in her memory, c/o Harvey Twigg, River Road, Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARCHIE OUTMAN, a resident of Lewis Street, Elmira Heights since 1918 died this morning, Thursday, Nov. 1, 1934 at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Smith at Harrison Valley, Pa. following an extended illness.  Mr. Outman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Outman of Elmira Heights; a brother, John Outman of Hornell.  Mr. Outman was a former employee of the American Bridge Company’s plant and was a member of the Linwood Avenue Baptist Church.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Mills Church, near Harrison Valley.  Burial in the Harrison Valley Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1934

BRADLEY E. PACKARD died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 after a hard battle with cancer.  Brad was born March 13, 1936 to John and Marcella Packard in Canton.  After high school graduation he joined the Army and then transferred to the Air Force, serving 22 years before retiring to Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  He is survived by his wife, Arlene Packard of Fort Walton Beach; sons, Bradley Packard Jr. and wife, Tracy of Daytona Beach, FL and Jason Packard and wife, Charleen of Kissimmee, FL; step-son, Eric Kruger and wife, Sherri of Warren Robbins, GA; brother, Gary Packard and wife, Jan of Millersburg, PA; sisters, Sue Larrabee of Columbia Cross Roads and Marcy Coble of Rock Springs, NY.  Brad’s parents and brother, John preceded him in death.  Many thanks to the wonderful “gang” from Covenant Hospice, they made his life so much better thank you.  A celebration of life will be held in Canton at a later date.  The family requests donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart Street, Niceville, FL.  Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LYNN H. PARDOE – Funeral services were held for Lynn Hollis Pardoe, 45 of Caddo Mills, Texas on Wednesday, March 29 at Eubank Chapel in Canton, Texas.  Burial was in the Cool Springs Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., Texas.  Mr. Pardoe went home to be with his Lord Friday, March 24, 2006 in Pflugerville, Texas.  Lynn was born May 11, 1959 in Tawas City,, Mich., a son of Ronald Wayne and Pauline Verna Gardner Pardoe.  He attended Cornerstone Fellowship in Caddo Mills, Texas.  He grew up in the Turbotville area and attended Warrior Run School.  He was employed as an interstate truck driver for Todd’s Trucking in Royce City, Texas.  He loved to design and build model cars and was an avid reader and student of history.  Surviving are his son, Christopher Pardoe and daughter, Muria Pardoe, both of Hot Springs, Ark.; his mother and step-father, Polly and Kirby Groves of Trinidad, Texas; his father and step-mother, Ronald and Bonni8e Pardoe of Allenwood; three brothers, Craig Pardoe of Canton, Texas, Rick Pardoe of Garland, Texas, Brad Pardoe of Caddo Mills, Texas  Arrangements are directed by the Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, Texas.

WILLIAM H. PAULHAMUS, 83 of Canton, Pa. died Monday morning, April 3, 1939 of injuries received about three weeks ago when struck by a Pennsylvania Railroad train at Canton.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Laura Eird of Binghamton, Mrs. Earl Neal of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Fred Fields of Canton, Pa., Miss Florence Paulhamus of Elmira Heights;  a son, Robert of Detroit, Mich.  Funeral notice later.  Burial in Blossburg, Pa.  –Elmira paper 4/3/1939

KENNETH F. PELLOR age 17 of 3132 Rosewood Drive, Horseheads Friday, November 7, 1975.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Coley Harrison of the Southport Baptist Church officiating.  Survived by his parents, Kenneth and Patricia Pellor of Horseheads; mother, Lucy Pellor of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Dawne and brother, Douglas Pellor, both at home; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Louise Pellor of Pine City; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Mr. Pellor was a student at Horseheads Senior High School.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/9/1975

HERBERT W. PETERSON of 360 Cleveland Ave., N. Hornell, NY Monday, May 1, 1989 at his home, following a long illness.  A former resident of Big Flats, Canisteo, NY and has been a resident of N. Hornell since 1976.  He retired from the NYS Electric & Gas Co. in 1974 as District Manager.  He was a member and past Master of Big Flats Lodge #378 F. & A.M.  Surviving are his wife, Jessie Mansfield Peterson; 3 sons, Herbert Jr. of New Paltz, NY, Charles of Watertown and Dr. William Peterson of Hornell; 9 grandchildren; 1 brother, Leroy of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours, a memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm. Saturday, May 6 at the United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main St., Hornell.  Memorial contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main St., Hornell, NY or the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc.  Arrangements by the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/3/1989

LANDON REID PETERSON, son of Drs. Jeffrey Reid and Amy Lee Peterson of Mars, PA died May 12, 2006 at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He was born April 21, 2006 in West Penn Hospital.  In addition to parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Dwight  Reid and Christine Peterson of Carlisle, PA; his maternal grandparents, Gordon Lee and Dr. Donna (Haflett) Corbin of Tarentum, PA; his paternal preat-grandmothers, Dolores Pruskowski of Meadville, PA and Eleanor Peterson of Meadville; his maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Pauline Swingle of Canton and Betty Ferguson of Troy; his uncles Zachary Peterson and Ryan Corbin and his aunt, Kara Corbin.  Preceding him in death was his aunt, Kelly Marie Corbin and great-grandfather, Norman Haflett.  Family and friends gathered at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA on May 16 with Rev. Jim Gascoine officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) 1601 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DWAYNE I. PIDCOE, 45, Marysville, TN died due to a motorcycle accident, May 21, 2005.  Born in Williamsport, he was the son of Robert I. Pidcoe, Jr., Muncy Valley and Sarah Turner Pidcoe, Williamsport, former Canton resident.  Survivors in addition to his parents include; brother, William L. (Brenda) Pidcoe, Versailles, KY; daughter, Kelli N. Pidcoe, Williamsport; nephew, Christopher Pidcoe, Versailles, KY; his intended wife, Shelby Athoff, Georgetown, KY and many relatives who live in the Canton area.  Chaplain John Welsh held the funeral service May 27 at Southland Christian Church.  Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery.  The family suggested memorial contributions to given to the charity of one’s choice.  Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, KY was in charge of the arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PIDCOE –MAIDA P. CHANEY, 76, of Millersburg, Ohio died Tuesday evening, April 15, 2008 at Sycamore Run Nursing Home, Millersburg after an extended illness.  Maida was born November 17, 1931 in Montoursville, the daughter of Robert Sr. and Blanche (Kuchenbrod) Pidcoe and married Robert D. Chaney Sr. on June 13, 1970.  He survives.  She was a member of Millersburg United Methodist Church, Jolly Housekeepers and TOPS.  Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Robert Chaney Jr., Moreland, Ohio; Sandra K. Franks, Wooster, Ohio; Kevin R. (Marci) Chaney, Shreve, Ohio and Tracy (Carl) Gallion, Clark, Ohio; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Pidcoe Jr. and Paul Pidcoe, both of Pennsylvania; sisters, Gladys Boggs, Pennsylvania, Gaynelle and Janet Pidcoe, both of Akron, Ohio and Linda Shears, Millersburg, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Lois and nephews, Dwayne Pidcoe and Staff Sergeant Rex Boggs.  Services were held April 19 at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio with the Rev. Gerald Craycraft officiating.  Burial was in Killbuck Cemetery.  The family suggest contributions may be made to Holmes County Hospice, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH or to Holmes County Home, 7260 State Route 83, Holmesville, OH.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 3/27/2008

RICHARD L. PIERCE age 59 of Oxford, MI.  He lived in Oxford for 12 years and came from Elmira, NY.  He is survived by children, Margaret (Richard M.) Pierce-Francis of White Lake, MI and Richard (Margaret A.) Pierce of Oxford, MI; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan L. & Jessica Jo Pierce; brother, David L. Pierce of Elmira, NY.  He was formerly a member of the Elmira Rotary Club.  He served in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in 1987 as Clams Manager for the Royal Insurance Co., Farmington Hills, MI.  Memorial service on March 16, 1991 at 2 PM at the Bossardet Funeral Home in Oxford, MI.  Family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/14/1991

PRESTON –BARBARA PRESTON MASTELLAR, 77, of RR 1 Ulster, died Monday June 26, 2006 at her home.  Born Aug. 28, 1928 in Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Myrtle Bellows Raymond Preston.  Barbara attended Athens High School.  She loved watching animals.  She is survived by her step-children, Sandra Kerrick of Sayre, Dale Mastellar and his wife Jeri Mastellar of Sheshequin; several step grandchildren; her sister, Marie Seeley of Elkland, Pa.; three sisters in law, Janie, Marie and Opal; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her canine companion, Snowbear.  She was preceded in death by; her husbands, Ralph Johnson, Howard Kerrick and Bruce Mastellar; her step-son, Joe Kerrick; brothers, Raymond Preston, Donald Preston and Marshall Preston; sisters, Elizabeth Madigan and Lucille Reed.  A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, June 30, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, with the Rev. Jeff Wilkinson, Chaplin of Guthrie Hospice officiating.  There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Barbara Preston Mastellar's memory.

JESSE RAPPLEYE age 95 of Ulster, PA went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at home after an extended illness.  He was predeceased by his parents, Jesse Rappleye and Maude Hutchinson Rappleye; brothers, Tracy and Dan Rappleye; sisters, Marjorie VanDyke, Mary Malloy, Clara Houck and Gladys West.  Survived by brother, George (Frances) of Dundee; special nephew, Paul and Loretta VanDyke with whom he lived for over 10 years, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.  Mr. Rappleye was a member of the Tyrone Methodist Church and was a retired farmer from Bradford, NY.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Friday, January 2 from 7 to 8:30  p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 8:30  p.m. Rev. Larry Appenzeller will officiate.  Interment will take place at the Tyrone Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowrs, donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

RAYMOND RAUB, 61 of 213 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Harrison Valley, Pa. and Elmira, Sunday Aug. 23, 1953.  He was employed as a foreman for 36 years at the Youngstown Sheet 7 Tube Co.  Mr. Raub was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church at Youngstown and a past president of the Good Will Bible Class.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Haldey Raub; daughters, Mrs. Raymond Sweeney of Champion, Ohio and Mrs. Edward Mosher of Elmira; son, Mark C. Raub of Mainesburg, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; brother, Harry M. Raub of Youngstown.  The body is at the Hofmeister Memorial Funeral Home, Youngstown where friends may call today and Tuesday evenings and where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Youngstown.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/1953

REYNOLDS –MRS. ELEANOR J. COOPER, widow of the late William W. Cooper, a well known former resident of this city, died yesterday morning at the Gleason health Resort on East Hill.  Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of Nathan Reynolds and a great-granddaughter of David Reynolds, one of the early settlers in the Chemung Valley.  On her mother’s side Mrs. Cooper was descended from the famous de Armand and Dinwiddie families of Virginia.  The deceased was born and brought up in this city, but for many years had resided in Washington, D.C., where she removed with her husband, who for 30 years was a distinguished officer of the united Coast Survey.  Mrs. Cooper was brought here for treatment about one month ago and was immediately taken to the Gleason health Resort, where her death occurred yesterday (July 19, 1904).  Of her immediate family, Mrs. Cooper is survived by but one relative, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Bonham, of Horseheads.  The body will be taken to Washington today and the funeral will be held from her late residence in that city tomorrow.  Burial will be made in Washington.  –Elmira Advertiser 7/20/1904

RICHARDS –MARGARET PRATT, 80 of Trout Run (Marsh Hill) died December 25, 2005 as the result of a tragic automobile accident in Union Township, Tioga County.  On April 14, 1925 Margaret Leah Richards was born in Larrysville, PA, a daughter of the late Jacob A. Sr. and Rose Eva Heinlan Richards.  The beloved wife of Glenn S. Pratt, she also was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  In addition to her love and care for family and home, Margaret was employed at Weldon’s in Williamsport for a time and later worked for GTE Sylvania in Montoursville until retiring in 1983.  She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch.  Margaret was happiest when in the company of family.  She loved nature and the outdoors, enjoying gardening, bird watching and feeding the chipmunks and wildlife.  Surviving are her husband, Glenn; four children; RoseAnn (Leon) Costley of Macotte, FL; Mary Jane (Robert Sr.) Spencer of Trout Run; David L. (Sharon) Myers of Roaring Branch; and Dean W. Myers of Williamsport; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Harer of Liberty; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley Richards of Florida, Frances Richards of Jersey Shore, Robert English of Virginia, Mary and Paul Peterson of Williamsport; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Pratt was predeceased by four sisters; Ruth Richards, Charlotte Seeley, Eva Caputo and Jean English and four brothers, Paul, Jacob Jr. “Jack”, Jamie “Jim” and Elden Richards.  A memorial service in celebration of her life was held December 28 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with Pastor Sandra Foster officiating.  Burial will be in Pennsdale Cemetery at a later date.  The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials may do so to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, c/o RR 1, Box 111A, Roaring Branch, PA or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CYNTHIA ANN RITTENHOUSE, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rittenhouse of Conneaut, Ohio, formerly of Elmira, Sunday, Mar. 9, 1947.  Survived by parents; brothers, James and Charles, at home; grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Rittenhouse of Mansfield; three aunts and three uncles.  Funeral and burial Wednesday at Conneaut.  –Elmira Advertiser 3/12/1947

JOEL E. ROBLYER, 78, a native of Big Flats died Friday (Feb. 12, 1932) at the family home in Gibson.  He is survived by three children, Mrs. Ray Sutherland, Mrs. Ameila Mapes and George Roblyer, all of Gibson; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. George Arnold of the Gibson Baptist Church officiating.  Burial in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/14/1932

LEO U. ROCKWELL, 92 of 2129 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, Fla. Died July 14, 1994 at West Melbourne Health Care Center in West Melbourne, Fla.  Born in Towanda on Sept. 4, 1901, he moved to South Brevard County in 1974 from Yeadon, Pa.  Mr. Rockwell was a retired real estate broker.  He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Towanda and was a past mayor of Towanda.  Mr. Rockwell was once a major landowner and businessman of the Towanda area.  He started Rockwell Taxi Service – the only taxi service then in town – and a gas station in town.  He sold Keisers and Packard cars.  Mr. Rockwell was a graduate of Cornell University.  He was a live master bridge player.  He sang in the choir of the Episcopal Church in Towanda while residing here.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of West Melbourne, Fla.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 62 of Sanford, Fla., a life member of the Shrine Temple of Wilkes-Barre and AZAN Shrine Temple of Melbourne, Fla.  His survivors include his wife, Zelda Rockwell of West Melbourne, Fla.; daughter, Julia Rambo of Seaford, Del.; two grandsons, Thomas and Jeffrey Kehoe and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 19 at the Wesley United Methodist Church of West Melbourne, Fla.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Brownlie-Mazwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROHE –MRS. FRANCES L. RANDALL, 84 of Dushore died on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995 at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte, Pa.  Frances was born in cherry Township March 11, 1911, daughter of the late G. Ralph and Sarah Sick Rohe.  She married Stafford E. Randall on Aug. 16, 1937.  They were engaged in farming in Cherry Mills all of their lives.  Staff, her husband of 53 years predeceased her on Jan. 11, 1990.  Frances enjoyed caring for her family and her home.  She also worked  for nine years for the former Stopyra Nursing Home of Dushore and also cooked for the County Agents of the northeastern part of Pennsylvania for 19 years.  Frances was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church of Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  Surviving are; a daughter, Betty “Tootie” Yankalunas of Dushore; brother, Lawrence V. Rohe of Dushore; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and George Camp of Elmira, N.Y.; grandson, Eric J. Yankalunas of Dushore and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Rohe in October 1949.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  St. Basil’s Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and memorials are directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

DANIEL J. ROSS, 51, Monroeton, PA died April 21, 2006 at his home.  Born February 14, 1955 in Troy, he was the son of David M. Ross and the late Jean Morris Ross.  He was a graduate of Troy High School and served in the U.S. Navy.  In earlier years, he was employed by Williams Oil Co. and at the time of his death, he was employed by Osram Sylvania in Towanda.  Mr. Ross enjoyed sprint car racing.  Surviving are his father, David Ross and Louise Ross, Burlington, PA; sisters, Sally Woleslagle and her husband, Duane Woleslagle, Mountain Lake, PA and Barbara Kay Reed and her husband Bob Reed, Deland, FL; brother, David H. Ross, Monroeton, RR #1, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Morris Ross.  The funeral service was held April 26th at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, Towanda with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MAX E. ROUPP, 65 of 492 Post Road died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000 at home.  He and his wife, the former Barbara A. Kile observed their 10th wedding anniversary March 17, 2000.  He was employed by Fry Brothers Turkey Ranch Restaurant in Steam Valley for 47  years, worked for Cogan House Township and also Grasso’s Restaurant and also in Steam Valley.  He attended Steam Valley Bible Church.  Born June 11, 1935 in Beech Grove, he was a son of William L. and Ruth E. Letson Roupp.  Surviving besides his wife, are a step-daughter, Debra A. Richart, Roaring Branch; a step-son, Roger R. Herriman, Turbotville; two brothers, Vernon D. and Glenn W. Roupp; four sisters, Ona M. Persun, Shirley V. Livermore and Eva R. Schmouder, all of Trout Run; Betty J. Gardner, Avis; six step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo B. and Miles L. Roupp.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Gerald Peet of Steam Valley Bible Church officiating.  Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Unityville.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

PAUL S. ROUPP, 92 formerly of 720 Pennsylvania Avenue die May 28, 2005 at Manor Care North where he resided since 1997.  Paul was born Nov. 11, 1912 in Jackson Twp., Lycoming Co., Pa. the son of Fred and Carrie Antes Roupp.  He was a lifelong farmer; he married Mary K. Forer May 21, 1940.  She preceded him in death.  He belonged to Redeemer Lutheran church, I.O.O.F. and Knights of Malta Lodge.  He is survived by a daughter, Janice M. Meredith of Bend, Oregon; two grandchildren, Kimberly (Brian) Paris of Sayre and Bobbie Roupp of Williamsport; one great-granddaughter, Carrie Paris.  Paul was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Mable Roupp and granddaughter, Karen.  Relatives and friends are invited to Paul’s Life Celebration Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Maneval Funeral home Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home:, 500 W. 4th St. with Rev. Roy Meyer officiating.  Burial in Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville, Pa.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

VERNON G. RUSH entered into rest May16, 2006 in San Jose, CA at the age of 92.  Vernon retired from Pacific Gas & Electric after 40 years.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anita McIlwain; three children; Tom, Sandy and Sharon; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Vernon was preceded in death by his son, Keith and brother, Bud.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 23 at Price of Peace Church, 12770 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA.  Memorial gifts may be given in Vernon’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DANIEL JACKSON RUTTY, 72, Roseville, MI died January 19, 2005 in Bon Secours Hospital, Grose Point, Michigan.  He was born January 6, 1933 in Canton.  Mr. Rutty was retired from the New Haven Foundry.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and belonged to the American Legion of Roseville.  He attended Canton High School and loved to hunt, fish and work in his garden.  He loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley; daughters, Darlene, Dora, Dorothy; sons, Daniel (Debbie); Donald and Dennis; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Emerson, North Carolina; sisters, Vera Mahar, Millerton, Rose Packard, Coryland, Lucy Sullivan, Shunk, Jane (Edward) Moore and Beverly Allen of Canton.  He was preceded by mother, Mae Case; father, Clyde Rutty; sister, Marcella Rutty.  The funeral and committal services were held January 22 in Roseville, MI.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

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