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BANKS Mrs. Eva B. Brewer, age 86, of 10 Cranberry Lane, Sayre, Pa., died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., on Friday evening, March 19, 2010. She was born in Oswayo, Pa., on Feb. 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Emily PHILLIPS Banks. Mrs. Brewer was the wife of the late George F. Brewer, who died on Jan. 28, 1999. Mrs. Brewer was a graduate of the Shinglehouse High School. After her marriage to her husband George, she was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and their family. While living in Sayre, she was a member of the WPS Club of Sayre, Pa. Surviving are her daughters and their husbands, Lela and Larry Strittmatter, of Centreville, Md., and Louise and Tom Jense, of Provo, Utah; her sons, Glenn F. Brewer, of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Harold F. (Astrid Kelley) Brewer, of Meshoppen, Pa.; her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie Sands, of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Mary Thomas of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brock Brewer; and a sister, Pauline Slaughter. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 23 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa., with Pastor Linda Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the health care providers at the Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. March 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BARR William M. Barr, 89 of LeRaysville RR 2, Pike Township, formerly of Hilltop Township, Bucks County, PA, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at his home. The funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at the George Washington Meeting, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. The family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. in Mr. Barr's name. 15 May, 2002, Towanda Daily Review.
BEAVER Lorraine E. Blasi, 78, of Mildred, Pa., died on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. She was born on Sept. 4, 1931, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Theodore and Ruth (CRIST) Beaver. She was a graduate of Turnpike High School. On Jan. 21, 1950, Lorraine married Louis Blasi in Bernice. It has been a loving and devoted marriage of 60 years. Lorraine owned and operated the Rustic Coffee Shop. She was also a nurses aide for the Laporte United Methodist Home. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred, Pa.; Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76, and served as a Past Matron for three terms. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Towanda. Lorraine enjoyed bowling and traveling, and especially enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends. She leaves surviving her husband, Louis Blasi, at home; her children, Wayne and Diane Blasi of Sayre, Pa., Laura and Steve Anapolsky of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kevin and Amy Blasi of Dushore, Pa.; a special niece and caregiver Karen Blasi; two brothers, Robert Beaver of Mildred, Pa., and Harold Beaver of Ithaca, N.Y.; her five grandchildren, Sara, Nicholas, Amy, Chelsea and Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred. O.E.S. funeral services will be conducted by Towanda Chapter No. 76, Towanda, Pa. at 2 p.m. Funeral services are to follow with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor officiating. Interment will in the adjoining parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, PA 18632; or O.E.S. Chapter No. 76, c/o Mrs. Phyllis Patton, 10 William St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Lorraine E. Blasi. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. April 14, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BENNETT Rebecca A. Miller, 59, of 102 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa. died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Rebecca was born on May 19, 1950 in Towanda Pa. the daughter of Limmie and Paula STRUPPLER Bennett. Rebecca enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family was her life. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany. Rebecca is survived by her sons Duane and daughter-in-law Anna Struppler, Otto and Joe Miller; Brother Ardell CULVER; grandchildren: Alisha STRUPPLER, Dalton Miller, Dylan Miller, Mariah Miller, Katrina Miller, Joey WRIGHT, Kayla Miller, Emily Miller, Matt Miller, Mike Miller, Brayden Miller, and Trenton Miller; nephews Adam Culver and Ethan Culver; nieces Mary Carol and Heather Culver. Uncle Joseph "Bill" Struppler. Best friends; Leona DeSisti and Robin Travis. Rebecca is predeceased by her mother Paula DUNN and grandson Duane Struppler. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Honoring Rebecca's wishes there will be no funeral service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. January 23, 2010, Sayre Moring Times.
BLEVINS Mr. James T. Blevins, 84, of Wyalusing, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2010, at his home with his loving family at his side. Jim was born in Sparta, Ky., on Oct. 11, 1925, son of the late John and Reba CRAIG Blevins. He attended grade school in Aurora, Ind. At the age of 16, Jim volunteered to serve as a gunner's mate in the Armed Guard branch of the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European and Pacific Theatres. He was awarded the good conduct medal, the World War II victory medal, American Area Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, as well as combat related ribbons and letters of commendation. One such commendation was for courage under fire, having single-handedly shot down three German planes during an attack on his ship. After the war, Jim continued his education and graduated from the Brooklyn Academy. Jim married the former Elena RUBINO of Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 9, 1946. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last June. After the war, Jim worked for U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired in 1985. He and Elena retired to Terry Township in 1993. Jim was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, Pa. He was an avid cinematographer, and will be known for his famous home movies. He enjoyed history, doing puzzles, and traveling. He was a hard worker. He loved his family dearly, especially his wife Elena, who was the love of his life. Surviving are: his spouse Elena, at home; son and daughter-in-law John and Jeanne Blevins of Mastic Beach, N.Y.; daughters and son-in-law Marylee Blevins of Mastic Beach, N.Y., and Reba and Gene Middleton of Mastic Beach, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his special niece Ginger Sperlazzo; and a nephew, Richard Sperlazzo. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Blevins, in 1993. A transferal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Moriches, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. January 29, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BOND Kenneth E. Bond, 67, a resident of Wyalusing, and formerly of Greene, N.Y. and Madisonville, died Friday morning, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. His wife of 30 years is the former Cheryl HALUSKA. Born in Massachusetts, he was the son of Ernestine (SMITH) Bond of Anaheim, Calif., and the late Dwight Bond. Educated in Harpursville High School, New York, he was employed as a truck driver by Oneida Motor Freight in New Jersey; Reisch in Hop Bottom; Consolidated Freightways, in Mount Pocono and Carlisle; Atkinson Freight Lines in Bensalem; Yellow Freight in Middletown, N.Y.; and Calex, Pittston, from where he retired. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 707. He attended St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, and St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother who was a great man and a good provider. He was a dependable worker who told the truth for your own good. He was strong in his ways and was always there for his family and friends. He enjoyed taking road trips with his family and especially looked forward to the family gatherings. He will always be remembered and deeply missed by those whose lives he touched. Surviving are: five daughters, Christy Laird, and husband John of Clarks Summit, Lynnae Bond of West Scranton, Traci Bond and companion Gene Hermanski, of Dunmore, Nannette Yost and husband Bill of Morgan Hill, Calif., Teresa Dries and husband Larry of Pennsburg, Pa.; four sons, Robert E. Bond of Wyalusing, Kenneth E. Fial and wife Lee Ann of Mississippi (Katrina survivors), David Black and wife Patricia of Philadelphia, Kenneth Jay Bond of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene Grace and husband Lloyd of Spartansburg, S.C., Alice Hand and husband Mike of Anaheim, Calif.; a brother, David Bond and wife Linda of Kennedy, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia (Brown) Bond, two daughters, Constance and Anna Bond, and a son, Frank Bond. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, 3 First Street, Spring Brook Township, with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Church Street, Moscow, to be celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, pastor, and Rev. Joseph Weber. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association , 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. March 22, 2010, Toweanda Daily Review.
BOREK Michael Borek, 60, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born on April 3, 1950, in Sayre, Michael Thomas was one of seven children in the family of Grace (FETHERBAY) Borek and the late Walter Borek. He graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1968. In addition to operating a dairy farm, Mike owned Springfield Equipment Company. He enjoyed doing many things in life, especially spending time with his grandchildren, flying, farming, hunting and just being outdoors enjoying nature. In addition to his mother, Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, surviving are: his wife, the former Susan BLAIR, at home; three children, Kyle Borek and Kane Borek (Samantha Greene) all of Columbia Cross Roads, and Lindsay (Brett) Chesshir of Broadway, Va.; two grandchildren, Evan Michael Chesshir and Delaney Mae Borek; brothers and sisters, John (Sherry) Borek of Cortland, N.Y., Mark (Becky) Borek, Sue (Tom) Leonard and Becky (Ed) White, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Bernie Borek of Mansfield and Cindy Vineski of Kingsport, Tenn.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father on Oct. 3, 1979. In keeping with Michael's wishes, there will be no public services. Burial will be private. His family suggests those who wish direct memorials in Mike's name to a charity of one's choice. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements. April 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
BUTLER Philip L. Butler, 71, of Milan, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1938, in Wellsboro, Pa., the son of the late Max and Charlotte WHUTNEY Butler. Philip taught school in the Athens School District for more than 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, ham radio, politics and boating. He is survived by: his children Bradley and Cynthia Butler of Bloomsburg, Pa., Ann and Richard Febraro of Columbia, Md., Wendy and Dave Andrews of Clifton, Va., and Marianne and Micah Chrispell of Rome, Pa.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Alice Boyce and Norma Boyce; one brother, Bruce Butler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. February 25, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
CAIN Mr. James "Frank" Francis Cain of Port Jervis, N.Y., and a long time resident of the area, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., with his family by his side. He was 72 years old. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis and a Third Degree in the Knights of Columbus. A family statement read: Frank's greatest loves were God, family and his Irish heritage. Frank was born to James Francis (d 1963) and Elizabeth Teresa McKERNAN Cain (d 1975) on Sept. 24, 1937 in Johnson City, N.Y. He was raised on the family farm in New Albany, Pa., along with his younger brother and best friend, John. He married Joy OWEN on Feb. 20, 1964 at St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa. He welcomed a son, James, in 1965 and a daughter, Marie, in 1967. He was particularly proud of his wife's and children's accomplishments, as well those of his daughter-in-law Roberta, brother John, John's wife Catherine, and their children Theresa and Marcie. In his later years his grandchildren James, Morgan and Francesca brought much pride and sunshine into his life. He loved to dance and was the life of the party wherever he went. Frank, then known as Francis, graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1957, where he was a standout basketball player. After high school he worked for a year in a shoe factory to earn money to attend college. When he decided to go to college, Frank drove to Mansfield University, went directly to the president's office and asked to meet the president. The president met with Frank, was impressed by his boldness and told Frank that he would be glad to have him at Mansfield. Frank graduated from Mansfield in 1962. He taught school for one year at Northeast Bradford High School in Rome, Pa., before returning to school at Seton Hall University in 1963 to pursue a graduate education in counseling psychology. After graduation from Seton Hall University, Frank accepted an appointment from President Johnson to serve on the Committee to Eradicate Poverty in the United States. Frank's focus was on rural poverty in Appalachia. He became the director of the Endless Mountain Community Action Committee based in Tunkhannock, Pa. While with the AntiPoverty Program, Frank founded Northeast Pennsylvania's first Head Start Programs to promote the school readiness of low-income children. In 1968 he returned to school to begin a new career path, and obtained certification in school psychology from Marywood College. Frank then came to Port Jervis, N.Y., in 1969 where he remained a school psychologist until his retirement in 2000. Always an advocate for those less fortunate, Frank found great fulfillment in his calling as a school psychologist. He touched many lives and many touched his life. He often said that the students gave as much to him as he gave to them. He particularly enjoyed seeing those whom he had spent much time advising and advocating for make success of their lives. Surviving are: his wife, Joy Cain, at home; son, Dr. James "Jim" Cain and his wife Dr. Roberta Renzelli-Cain of McMurray, Pa.; daughter, Marie Cain of Port Jervis, N.Y.; brother, John Cain and his wife Catherine of Cansteo, N.Y.; three grandchildren, James, Morgan and Francesca; brother-in-law William Owen and his wife Barbara of Pinellas Park, Fla.; sister-in-law Judy Hursh and her husband Blair of Gulf Port, Fla.; sister-in-law Emily TURNER of Towanda, Pa.; four nieces, Theresa and her husband Ted, Marcie, his goddaughter, and her husband Ryan, Lisa, Crissy and Tara; two nephews, Brian and Robbie; as well as several great- nephews and nieces. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held with a 9 a.m. prayer on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, N.Y., with Rev. George Hafemann officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771, (845) 856-5191. April 20, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
COE Sandra A. Reynolds, 63, of Forksville, Pa., (formerly of Athens) died on January 30, 2010 at Darway Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born October 18, 1946 in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Leland and Genevieve COLLINS Coe. She is predeceased by her husband George Robert Reynolds. She is survived by her children Joseph Patrick (Stacey) Coston of Athens, Pa., Clara Christine (Greg) Fiske of Monticello, N.Y., Michelle Coston of Waverly, N.Y., and Jennifer (Tom) Delp of Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren Roman, Derek, Brandon & Parker Coston of Athens, Pa., Jonathan & Joshua Fiske of Monticello, N.Y., Tiffany & Jacob Coston of Waverly, N.Y., Brianna & Lucas Sibly of Towanda, Pa., Crystal Allen of Towanda, Pa., and Daniel Delp of Towanda, Pa.; twin sister Judy Scheubel of Ontario, Canada; brothers Duane Coe of Sayre, Pa., Mike Coe of Wisconsin, and Skip and Kevin Coe; many sisters and brothers-in-laws; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the New Generation Church, Route 220, Milan, Pa., with the Rev. Doug Abbey officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral costs. February 03, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
COLE - Kenneth J. Cole, Sr., 79, of Dry Brook Rd., died quietly at his home on March 20, 2010 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Lois, children and step-children: Kenneth Jr. (Joyce) Cole; Laura (Albert) Hopkins; Todd (Karen) Cole; Frederick Best; Daniel (Rebecca) Best; Jeffery (Becky) Best; Lori (Thomas) Plaisted; Matthew Best; siblings, Elwood (Naomi) Cole; Eugene (Joan) Cole; Jean Cole; sister-in-law: Joyce Cole; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ken was predeceased by his first wife Ruth, son Kerry and brother Carl Cole. Ken was born on March 15, 1931 in Sayre a son of the late Earl and Marie Johnson Cole. He was a graduate of Waverly High School and following graduation enlisted into the US Navy where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. For many years, Ken was employed as a mechanic for Syracuse Supply Company in Vestal. Ken was a member of the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, a master woodworker and enjoyed spending time in his gardens. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of his life on Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Tioga Center with his pastor, Rev. Donna Martin, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850; American Cancer Society, Eastern Div., Tioga Co. Unit, PO Box 1100 Syracuse, NY 13201 or the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, PO Box 247, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Kenneth J. Cole, Sr. Caring assistance is being provide by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols. March 26, 2010, Sayre Morming Times.
CROSIER Margaret F. Crosier Saunders, 68, of Salem, died Saturday night, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Orchard Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granville surrounded by her loving family. Born Feb. 22, 1941, in Hebron, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary (FITZ GERALD) Crosier. On June 24, 1961, she married Theodore Saunders, who died
on Dec. 28, 1988. She would have celebrated her 69th birthday on Monday. Margaret graduated on June 22, 1959, from Salem Washington Academy. Margaret was a seamstress working for many local companies. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her special grand-dog Jada. Margaret is survived by: her children, Neil Saunders of Union City, Tenn., Steven Saunders and his wife Mary Lou of Salem, Dena Cristaldi and her husband Ron of Cambridge, Carol Saunders and her lifetime family friend Tina Rowland of Cambridge, and Mary Ellen Saunders and partner Robert Morgan of Canton, Pa.; a sister, Patricia Chadwick of Salem; nine grandchildren, Ryan and Brenden Saunders, both of Burlington, Vt., Army PFC 3, Brett Saunders, stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, Kayla Autery of Spiegletown, N.Y., Taylor Cristaldi of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Danielle Cristaldi of Cambridge, and Grant, Blake and Troy Morgan, all of Canton, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and special cousins, including Mary and Carl Shaw of Salem and loving, devoted lifetime friends, Marilyn, Karen and Scott Hanby of Salem. In addition to her parents, Margaret was also pre-deceased by a sister, Marge Bourn Monroe. Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Broadway, Salem, with Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating. Interment will take place in the Rupert Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 449, Salem, NY 12865, or the Canton/Troy STaRS Program, c/o Mary Ellen Saunders, 111 Lycoming St., Canton, PA 17724.February 23, 2010, Towanda Daily Review. February 23, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
DAVIES Chris Thomas Davies, M.D., 55, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Guthrie Clinic Ltd., Sayre, Pa., died March 8, 2010, in Sayre, Pa. Born Aug. 1, 1954, in Rantoul, Ill., he was the son of Robert Davies and the late Emma Rose BORDNAR Davies. Chris was a graduate of Big Bear Lake High School, Big Bear Lake, Calif., class of 1972. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in biology in 1976, and Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in psychology in 1977, both from the University of California at Irvine. Chris received his medical degree with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., in 1982. Dr. Davies served his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. Chris then entered in private practice in LaJolla, Calif., before joining the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., in 1995. Later he was named Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Guthrie Healthcare, and from 1999 until the time of his death was the medical director of the Cosmetic Center in Big Flats, NY. He was a member of the California Plastic Surgeons Association and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Davies attended and taught at a prestigious invitation only annual workshop in plastic surgery at Tortolla, St. John, Virgin Islands. Chris enjoyed surfing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Surviving are: his daughter Maunee M. BULLOCK and her husband Greg of San Francisco, Calif.; his grandson Dexter Bullock of San Francisco, Calif.; his father and mother Robert and Sylvia (Jan) Davies of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; his paternal uncle, T. Ray Davies and his wife Liz of Newport Beach, Calif.; his maternal aunts, Margaret Kendrach, Dorothy Grecula and Mary Charnie; as well as several cousins including Mark and Eric Davies, and Marilyn Charnie and George Charnie. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Rose Davies, in 1955 and his aunt Catherine Iaconis. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Patterson Auditorium of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue in Sayre. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. Contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Healthcare System, Dr. Chris Thomas Davies Memorial, Guthrie Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Gifts in memory of Dr. Davies will be used to support Guthrie Breast Cancer patients with financial need and the Guthrie Medical Education Library. Assisting Dr. Davies' family with arrangements is the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. March 11, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
EPPERS Lillian Eppers Ulan, age 76, an eight-year resident of Bullhead City died unexpectedly Dec. 19, 2009, at Valley View Medical Center in Arizona. She was born Jan. 11, 1933 in Nanticoke, Pa., the daughter of Ludwig and Josephine Eppers. Lillian married Robert C. Ulan on June 19, 1954 and moved to Philadelphia, Pa., until 1959 when she and her husband, Bobby, moved to Towanda, Pa., where she remained for more than forty years. Lillian retired to Bullhead City, Ariz. in 2001 where she was active in the El Rio Ladies Golf Association, the local Bunco Club and St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop. Lillian was also a member of the St. Margaret Mary Church in Bullhead City. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend; but felt her greatest achievement in life was becoming a grandmother to her six grandchildren. Lillian will be remembered for her love of animals; most of all her dog, Benny; her warm smile and dedication to her family. She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert in 1978, her parents, and her two brothers, Louis and Raymond Eppers. Surviving are: her son, Robert Ulan and his wife, Valerie of Bullhead City, Ariz.; her daughter, Lynda Ulan Sledzieski and her husband, Gene of Wells, Maine; and her six grandchildren, Mary Ulan, Nicole, David and Jill Sledzieski, Brittany Martin and Jay Artz. A memorial service was held Dec. 25, 2009 in Arizona. Interment will be in Pennsylvania at a later date. Friends who wish may contribute to: Help Animals Live Today, 6625 Massachusetts Drive, Kingman, Ariz. 86401. March 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
FELTON William R. "Bill" Felton, 70, of 518 Fourth St. Towanda, Pa., died early Sunday morning Jan. 24, 2010 at his home following declining health. "Bill" as he was known by his family and friends was born Feb. 9, 1939 in Lackawanna County, Pa. He was employed by Rudy Pedro's Garage in Towanda and by Nate BENJAMIN of Liberty Corners for many years. Bill also provided property maintenance service in the Towanda area for a number of years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and working on lawn equipment. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine HUNSINGER Felton at home; daughters Roxanne Felton of Towanda, Linda Hunsinger and her husband Dale of Sayre; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Irene Stepp and Hazel Lawrence, both of Harrisburg, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; mother-in-law, Annie May Hunsinger of Elk Lake, Pa.; and close friends, Gary and Kelly Strope of Towanda. He was preceded in death by a son, William Felton. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Interment will be at a later date in the Tyler Hill Cemetery, Elk Lake, Pa. 25 January, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HARTMAN Gary Robert Hartman, 51, of Tioga, Pa., went to be with his Lord after an extended illness on Feb. 26, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born on May 21, 1958, the son of Robert Hartman and Mary Ann (POWERS) HARRISON. Gary lived in Florida for 15 years and worked installing air conditioners. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with friends. He had a gentle personality and a gentle heart. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by: his daughter, Serenity Haas of Florida, and three beautiful grandchildren; his father, Robert E. Hartman (Jeannette) of Lawrenceville, Pa.; his mother, Mary Ann Harrison of Troy, Pa.; his special father Robert J. Harrison of Troy, Pa.; brothers Steve Hartman (Sue) of Linden, Pa., and Terry R. Hartman (Darlene) of Lawrenceville, Pa.; sisters Cathy A. Hartman (Duane) of Troy, Pa., and Charlene M. Cady (Blaine) of Elmira, N.Y.; step-sister Dawn Hartman (Todd) of Lewisburg, Pa.; uncles Donald Powers (Jackie) of Elmira, N.Y., and John Powers of Royal Palms Beach, Fla.; aunts Leona A. Dehass of Elmira, N.Y., and Dretta J. Durgin of Elmira, N.Y.; special Friends Leon Watts, Jackie Shaffer, Wes Walkins and Bob Bement; and many nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Gary was predeceased by: grandparents Leona and Ray Powers, and James and Marie VAN WERT; uncles George Powers and Robert Powers; and cousins Kelly Lewis and Richard Durgin. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, Pa., with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. A period of fellowship will be held immediately follow the service in the church hall. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice. Memories and condolences for Gary's family may be shared by visiting www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. March 04, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HARTSHAW Mrs. Joan R. Bendock, age 75, of RR1 Box 1167, Laceyville, Pa., (Silvara), died on Monday evening, March 8, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after a short illness. Born in King of Prussia, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah HART HARTSHAW. Joan was the wife of the late Edward T. Bendock Sr., who died on Feb. 25, 1991. Joan and Ed were married for 37 years before his passing. While growing up in Laceyville, Joan was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1953. For many years, she was employed by the Grange National Bank, working in Laceyville and Lawton. She volunteered many years, for the Red Cross, at the Wyoming County Fair in Meshoppen, Pa., and for many other community events in the Laceyville and surrounding areas. Joan was also a member of the Lawton Senior Citizens, and loved to attend the different activities there. She was a very active member of the Laceyville Alumni Assoc., spending countless hours gathering information for the annual alumni banquet. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, and being with her family and many friends, especially being surrounded by her family at Christmas. Surviving are her son, Edward T. Bendock Jr., of Laceyville, Pa.; and her daughter and her husband, Vicky and David Roth, of Manilius, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Thomas Christman and Kathryn Christman, both of Manilius. She is also survived by three sisters, Jane Shafer of Doylestown, Pa., Betty and her husband Ken Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa., and Doris Newhart, of Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roland Hartshaw, Joseph Hartshaw and Robert Hartshaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Patricia Newhart, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and long time friend, officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joachim's Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the health care workers at the Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa., and the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, in Montrose, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848; the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, 1 Grow Ave, Montrose, PA 18801; the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801; or to the charity of the donor's choice. March 10, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HITCHOCK Wilbert Hitchcock, 69, of Port Crane, N.Y., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y. Born Oct. 2, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late LaVern W. and Maisie (BALDWIN) Hitchcock. He was employed by Gorick Construction, Kirkwood, N.Y. Wilbert enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and tinkering. He loved his dogs Tucker and Riley and enjoyed truck pulling with his four sons. Survivors include wife, Kathy RIKER Hitchcock; daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jim Baker of Heart Lake, Pa., Terry and Carl Benscoter of Laceyville, Pa., Sue Hitchcock of Montrose, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Vern and Denise Hitchcock of Greene, N.Y., Willy and Amy Hitchcock of Montrose, Pa., Dean and Missy Hitchcock of Montrose, Pa., Greg and Casey Hitchcock of Springville, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann and James Webster of Orlando, Fla., Wilma and Myron Severcool of Elk Lake, Pa., Gwen and Allie Warner of Elk Lake, Pa., Gloria and Ed Mosier of Towanda, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Aline Snell of Texas, Tommy and Julie Hitchcock of Owego, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Pam Hitchcock of Montrose, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Kenny Hitchcock; and stepmother, Iva Hitchcock. Please go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions or more information. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Southern NY Region - Johnson City, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. 24 January, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HOPPE Robert H. Hoppe peacefully died following a brief illness Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Bob was born in Sayre on May 21, 1938, the son of F. Herman and Cordia Hoppe. He is survived by his wife Laura; stepsons Christopher (Karen) Stanton of N.C., Daniel Stanton of Waverly; brother Rudolph of Hector, N.Y.; niece Sarah (Luke) Farno and their son Jacob of Tipton, Ind.; nephew Jesse Hoppe of Scranton, Pa.; brothers-in-law Paul (Janet) Kenyon of Hamburg, N.Y., Carl (Karen) Kenyon of Horseheads and father-in-law Merle Kenyon of Painted Post, N.Y.; and by his grandchildren who brought him incredible joy and made his life complete, Bradley, Tyler and Emily Stanton of North Carolina. Bob graduated from Waverly High School, class of 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a businessman in Waverly for many years, owning Bob’s TV & Appliance on Broad Street. He retired from IBM, Owego in 1994. Bob remained active in Waverly serving on several committees and currently was the President of the Village of Waverly Water Board. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a HAM radio operator (N2RIC) and was an active member of ARAST and CCARES. Bob’s interests were many, including the Model A Car Club, Glen Regional Corvette Club, the American Powerboat Association and the Antique Wireless Association where he pursued his life long interest in radios. Bob was a proud member of the ROMEOS, a great group of men who met at Becky’s Diner every morning. He had a great love of adventure and was quick to tackle any challenge. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Owego and actively participated at St. James Church in Waverly with his wife Laura. He was responsible for the repair of the bells that play at St. James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m on Saturday, April 17th at St. James Church in Waverly. A private burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery. The family invites and welcomes friends to share memories at a luncheon in the Church Hall immediately following Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Blessed Trinity Parish for the window restoration project at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or to a charity of choice. April 15, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
HUDSON Janet C. Goode (nee HUDSON) born June 19,1921, beloved mother of Robert Goode and Wendy Goode, sister of Sara Hoff, sister-in-law of Carroll Goode and grandmother of Naomi Goode died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. A private graveside service will be arranged through Nesbitt Funeral Home, Cleveland OH, (216) 431-5825, at Lakeview Cemetary on Wednesday Feb. 10. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust Ave., suite 201, New Canaan, CT 06840. February 09, 2010, Sayre Moring Times.
HUFF Floyd 'Hutt' Paul Oliver Jr., 80, of Wyalusing, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. He was born on Jan. 27, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Floyd P. Oliver Sr. and Jennie (STODDARD) Oliver. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served with the 12th Air Force 311th Renaissance Wing as a crew chief for B-29 bombers. On June 11, 1950, he married the former Reta KUNKLE in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. His wife Reta Oliver preceded him in death on April 12, 2004. They had been married 53 years. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was an over the road truck driver for W. H. Johns. He enjoyed his time spent wintering in Leesburg, Fla. Floyd was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M; was a life member of V.F.W.; and was a member of the Towanda Rod & Gun Club. He was active in the Wyalusing Fire Company, and always assisted during the carnival. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and especially time spent with his grandchildren. Surviving are: his children, Robert Sr. and Irene Oliver of Wyalusing, Pa., Linda and Dennis Brown of Wyalusing, Pa., and Curtis and Tina Oliver of Troy, Pa.; his sister Janet Wyda of New Albany, Pa.; grandchildren, Robert (Melinda Miller) Oliver Jr., Jason (Audrey) Oliver, Adam (Angie) Oliver, Jenny (Jeremy) Law, D.J. Brown, Sophie Oliver and Gabrielle Oliver; great-grandchildren, Fontana Oliver, Janie Oliver and Haley Hemmerly, Thomas Oliver, Tyler Law and Kasey Brown. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Oliver Durland. Friends and family are invited to call from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Masonic funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by members of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F.&.A.M. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Murphy, pastor officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Colley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Mr. Floyd "Hutt" Oliver. April 18, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HULSLANDER Edith A. Hulslander, age 87, of Lakeland, Fla., died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, from heart failure. She was born on Feb. 5, 1922 in Troy, Pa., the daughter of Alfred A. And Esther (Weed) Hulslander, and moved to Lakeland in 1948 from Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Hulslander was a missionary from CBM Ministries for 47 years and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Edith is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Alfred W. and John; and by two sisters, Francis MORRELL and Adelaide PIERCE. Ms. Hulslander will be remembered by her nieces and nephews for her love of Camp Gilead, her love of sports, and her trips north to visit her family. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4626 Cleveland Heights Boulevard. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Camp Gilead, PO Box, Polk City, FL 33868. February 07, 2020, Towanda Daily Review.
JACKSON Marjorie M. (Jackson) Wagner, 78, of Sylvania, Pa,, died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Wagner who died on Nov. 27, 2000. The couple married on Sept. 22, 1947 and had 53 happy years together. Marjorie was born on Sept. 2, 1931 in Blossburg, Pa,, a daughter of the late Delbert and Ida Hazel (BROWN) Jackson. Marjorie was a dye cutter for Paper Magic in Troy, Pa., until her retirement. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ and the Paper Magic Retirees Club. She spent her time at the Bradford County Manor volunteering by selling plants. After she retired, Marjorie was active helping, by baking and cooking, and enjoying her family, who loved her very much. Marjorie is survived by her son Danny Wagner of Sylvania, Pa.; her daughters: Debbie HARER and husband William Middleton of Sylvania, Pa., and Donna (Paul) Pasko of Austinville; her grandchildren: Robert Smith, Stephanie Harer, Stacee Bellows, Amy Wagner, Michael Pasko, and Shawn Wagner; her great-grandchildren: Zachary Smith, Allee Dutrow, Gabriel Bellows, Roland Smith, Sydnee Bellows, and Griffin Schanbacher; her sister Doris Stage; her "special daughter" Paula Strong; numerous nieces and nephews; and the care givers with Guthrie Hospice and the Bradford County Manor who provided excellent care for Marjorie. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, her sister Betty Ames, and her brother Charles "Bill" Jackson. The memorial service to honor Marjorie's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at the Sylvania Church of Christ, in the borough of Sylvania. Burial will be held at the convenience of Marjorie's family. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Activities Fund of the Bradford County Manor, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947. February 02, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
JOHNSTON Richard "Rick" Johnston, 63, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at home surrounded by family. He was born on Feb. 24, 1946 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Henry and Sara REYNOLDS Johnston. Rick was a life member of the JE Wheelock Hose Company, an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed stock car racing. He enjoyed hunting and attending auctions. Rick enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His biggest highlights were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's visits. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Sara Johnston, a sister Bernadette and a brother William. He is survived by his wife Faith of 35 years; children Yvonne Orshal, Lockwood, N.Y., Earl (Angela) Jackson, Virginia, Dawn (Ricky) Lane, Athens, Pa., Tracy (Larry) Evens, Sayre, Pa., Alan (Lori) Burgess, Erin, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Joseph (Joy) Johnston, Durrell, Pa.; sisters Donna (James) Cobb, Towanda, Pa., Mary Johnston, Elmira, N.Y., Lori and Robert Johnson, Sayre, Pa; special friends Willard and Georgiana Johnson, Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and family. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. February 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
JONES Edward B. Jones, 91, a former Waterloo, NY resident, died Friday, Feb. 10, 1995, in the Jewish Home of Central New York, in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Jones was born June 27, 1903, in Neath, PA, the son of Edward and Helen DAVIS Jones. He moved to Waterloo in 1953 after retiring from farming in Pennsylvania. He was associated with Waterloo Central School District from 1966 to 1973, and eventually retiring as a custodian for the New York Thruway, Water-Seneca Falls Exit. He was a member of the Waterloo United Methodist Church and was sexton of the church for many years. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lillian Mae GAMBLE Jones: three sons, Emerson E. of Auburn, NY, Ronald E. of Enfield, Conn., and Carl Duane of Liverpool, NY; one daugher, Helen Snyder of Waterloo; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home, 46 West Main Street, Waterloo. The funeral service will be Monday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Waterloo United Methodist Church. The Rev. George McCracken, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo. RHW Feb 1995, Towanda Daily Review.
KASAKAWA Dotty K. Vanderpool, 79, of Litchfield, (RD1 Sayre, Pa.), died Monday morning, March 1, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda following a period of declining health. Affectionately known as "Dotty" by her family and friends, she was born on Nov. 20, 1930, in Japan, a daughter of Metukata and Naka Kasakawa. On Jan. 12, 1955, she married Arba J. Vanderpool and together they raised six children. Dotty enjoyed spending time tending to her flower gardens, crocheting and being surrounded by her grandchildren. In addition to her husband Arba, Dotty is survived by her children, David (Bona) Vanderpool, Johnny (Jacqueline) Vanderpool, Larry (Beva Southworth) Vanderpool, Nancy (Curtis) Brown, Dale (Brenda) Vanderpool, Leona (Tony) DiCenso; a brother, Katahiro; and sister, Motoko, both of Japan; her grandchildren, David Jr., Aron, Steven, Alan, Audra, Joshua, William, Corey, Jesse, Jessica, Dominic, Anthony; many great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Leona VanDuzer, James (Victoria) Vanderpool, Bessie (Robert) Porter, Verna Gesford, Enos (Patricia) Vanderpool, Glenn (Linda) Vanderpool, Kathy (Dale) Stack, Rosemary (Richard) Bartleson, Ernest (Sharon) Vanderpool. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Dotty was predeceased by her sisters, Samiko and Toshiko; brothers-in-law, William Vanderpool and Chester VanDuzer; and a sister-in-law, Viola Vanderpool. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of Dotty's life will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings, officiating. Memories and condolences for Dotty's family may be shared by visiting www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Masu "Dotty" Vanderpool. March 2, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LaSUER Grant LaSuer, 67, died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Massachusetts. Born and raised in Jenningsville, he was the son of the late Virginia HAMPSEY LaSuer and Leo LaSuer. Grant was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed painter, drove truck for many area companies and worked at Cornell Manufacturing before retiring. He was an avid deer hunter and loved playing his guitar. Grant was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Virginia LaSuer of Meshoppen; his son, Leo LaSuer of Elmira, NY; three grandsons, Aaron LaSuer of Laceyville, Dustin LaSuer of Meshoppen and Dylan LaSuer of Dushore; a sister, Lorraine and Glen Shoemaker of Laceyville; two nephews, Grant McClain of Laceyville and Ricky Shoemaker of Tunkhannock, and several cousins. Grant was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Kevin LaSuer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p .m. at the United Methodist Church in Jenningsville, with Pastor Jean Swett, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Grant will be sadly missed by his family and friends. February 25, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
LAWSON Daniel L. Lawson, 63, of RR 1 Box 150 Ghent Hill, Ulster, Pa. died Monday, March 8, 2010 after a long illness. Daniel was born on Feb. 18,1947 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Guy V. Lawson and the late Esther M. Lawson of Allen Park, Michigan. Daniel was a graduate of Melvindale High School (Michigan) class of 1964. He had been employed by Ingersoll Rand Company for over 35 years (Mass., N.J., Pa.) working at four locations. Daniel enjoyed reading, electronics, music, movies and had been a longtime member of the BPOE No. 1296 of Greenfield, Ma. prior to his illness. Daniel is survived by his loving wife Linda L. Lawson for 36 years; two sons Mark Lawson of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and Matthew (Katrina) Lawson of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister Patricia (Stanley) Bonikowski of Allen Park, Mich.; in-laws Francis Fisher (Father), Norma Fisher (sister), both of Northfield, Mass., Ellen (sister) and Richard Roberts Jr. of Leverett, Mass.; a special friend Matthew Snow of Northfield, Mass.; four grandchildren Benjamin, Hannah, Donelda, and Jaden; 11 neices and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister Judy Dubay of Highland, Mich. Honoring Daniel’s wishes there will be no services. The family request that contributions be made in Daniel’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly. March 10, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
LESOINE Aidan Lowell Lesoine, son of Lester and Hope Lesoine of Wyalusing, PA died on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Besides his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Jill and Walter Bugdanavage of Annville and Robert Underkoffler of Tower City; paternal grandparents, Peter and Joan Lesoine of Wyalusing; paternal great- grandfather, Harold Smith of Wyalusing and an aunt and uncle, Joy and Eric Harner of Sunbury, PA. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Baby Aidan L. Lesoine. April 16, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
LIMERICK Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McDonald, 91, widow of Bernard P. McDonald, of 101 Division St., South Waverly, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Betty" as she was known by her family and friends was born in Sayre on Dec. 15, 1918, the daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa WALSH Limerick. She was a graduate of Waverly High School, Waverly, N.Y., and the Elmira Business School in Elmira, N.Y. In early years, Betty was employed by John H. Murray & Son in Sayre and later served as South Waverly Borough Secretary for 22 years until her retirement. Betty was a dedicated communicant of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly her entire life. She enjoyed traveling, reading and word search puzzles. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. McDonald and Karen L. McDonald of Lockwood, N.Y.; grandsons, Casey M. McDonald and Colin M. McDonald, both of Lockwood, N.Y.; her sister, Louise Limerick of South Waverly, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas William "Bill" Limerick and Donna Limerick of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Bernard P. McDonald, on Jan. 11, 1985; a grandson, Cory M. McDonald in 1986; and a brother, John Limerick. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. February 22, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LOTT Carol Janine Lott Orshal, 71, of Fairmount City, Pa. died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Born Oct. 5, 1938, in Johnson City, N.Y., she was a daughter of Harry and Marjorie Lott. She was a 1956 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. She worked as a secretary until her compassion and love of learning led her to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. At age 50, she enrolled in college where she completed her two-year course in one year, making the honor roll and the dean's list, while working as a certified nursing assistant. She worked as a nurse for 19 years, where her loving smile and compassion earned the trust and long friendships with many of the people and families she cared for. She opened a residential care facility, taking people into her home to care for them, again making friends and always offering respect and true warmth of spirit to those in her care. Taking the time to walk and hold a hand came naturally to her. She moved to California in 1962 and then to Texas in 2008. She moved back to Pennsylvania last summer because she found her true love and soulmate, Cromer Gathers of Fairmount City. Janine, a beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, is survived by her beloved Cromer Gathers; her father, Harry Lott; a sister, Judy; three brothers, David, Robert and Doug; four children, Wilson J. Orshal, Timothy S. Orshal, Kathleen J. Willette, and Michael D. Orshal; a son-in-law, Dave Willette; two daughters-in-law, Debbie Orshal and Debra Champion; six grandchildren, Erin, Shannon, Alisa, Steven, Lacey and Alan; eight great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Bryona, Alex, Clayton, Alan Jr., Chandler, Aiden and Olivia. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Lott; two sisters, Nancy Bloom and Joan Bartholamu; and a brother, Tommy Lott. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Nevin Memorial United Church of Christ. The Robert V. Burns Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. February 02, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LURCOCK Inez L. Taylor, 84, of Troy went to rest in the peace of her Lord on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit. Inez was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Olive (CAMPBELL) Lurcock. Inez married John Taylor and together they raised three sons, a step-son and grandson. They also owned Taylor's Greenhouse until her retirement in 1972. She was a 65-year charter member of the VFW Post 1371 Ladies Auxiliary in Owego, N.Y., and volunteered many years to the Boy Scouts of America. Inez was pre-deceased by her husband John, and a step-son James. Inez is survived by: her sons and daughters-in-law John and Betsy (Nickel) Taylor of Horsham, Pa., Joseph and Etsuko Taylor of Troy Pa., and Thomas Taylor of Glenside, Pa.; grandchildren Michael and Hiroki; sisters Dorothy McClave, Alberta Hildebrand and Joyce Lurcock; brother Bill Lurcock; great-grandson Michael Taylor; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive. A memorial service will be announced at a future date with burial to take place at the convenience of the family in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice. Memories and condolences for Inez's family may be shared by visiting www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. February 25, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LUTHER Charlotte Luther Payne, 70, formerly of Bradford County died yesterday morning at her home in Katnonah, NY, following a brief illness. Mrs. Payne was the daughter of Enoch and Marion LUTHER. She is survived by a son, Kenneth, now living in CT; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Landmesser of Horseheads, NY. Funeral and burial services will be held Friday at Ketonah, NY. February 25, 1960, Towanda Daily Review.
MASTELLER Jean M. Masteller Regan, age 85 and formerly of Waverly, and longtime resident of Keuka Lake, died Sunday, March 21, 2010. at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath, N.Y. Jean was born in Sayre, Pa., the daughter to the late Harold and Edith (PEPPARD) Masteller on Jan. 24, 1925. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Dennis “Denny” Regan in April of 1989. Her surviving family includes her sister, Carol (Vern) Jeffers of Painted Post, N.Y.; brother, Robert (Lois) Masteller of Hilton Head, S.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews with their families; and many close and caring friends and neighbors including, dear friend and caregiver, Don Kelly also of Keuka Lake. In addition to her husband Denny, Jean was also predeceased by her sister, Claire Riorden and brother, Harold Masteller. Jean was a longtime communicant of St. James Catholic Church in Waverly. In her earlier years she was a hair stylist operating her hair salon from her home on Wilber Street in Waverly. For a brief time thereafter she became a licensed real-estate broker and worked for Pierce Associates and John Foley Real estate in Tunkhannock, Pa. She enjoyed family, friends, a game of golf with neighbors and the beauty of Keuka Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, N.Y. on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark St. Waverly, NY 14892 on Sat. Mar. 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Foakwah officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in St. James Cemetery in Waverly where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Denny. Those wishing may also remember Jean with memorials in her name to the Keuka Lake Association, P.O. Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14572, www.keukalakeassoc.org. Condolences and remembrances may also be left and viewed at www.barberfuneralhome.com. A sincere thank you to Sara Elliott, Jean’s longtime nurses aide for her dedicated care and compassion and the Steuben County Health Care Facility Nurses, Nurses Aides and staff. March 2010, Sayre Morming Times.
MAURER Helen E. Rider, 81, of Athens, Pa. died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at home. She was born Feb. 15, 1928 in East Cameron Twp. the daughter of the late Ira and Lollie TOBIAS Maurer. Helen retired from American LaFrance after 25 years of service. She was a volunteer in the Coal Twp. and Ulster Mather Memorial Libraries. Helen enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bingo, and reading. She is predeceased by two sisters, and two brothers. Helen is survived by her children Ira D. Rider of New Milford, Pa., and William Rider of Ulster, Pa.; four grandchildren Jenny, Christy, Denise, and Kati; four great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Freedman of Wildwood, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be announced by the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. of Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Ulster Mathers Memorial Library, 300 Main Street, Ulster, PA 18850. February 03, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
MORDAN Hilda Mae (Mordan) Guisewhite. On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, former Shunk resident Hilda Mae (Mordan) Guisewhite died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 83 years of age. Born March 4, 1926, in Pine Township, Columbia County, Pa., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Clara (WELLIVER) Mordan. Hilda grew up in the area around Unityville, and later moved to the Montoursville-Williamsport area. She was employed for many years as a sewing machine operator at the former Carey-McFall Co. in Montoursville. In the early 1960s, she moved to Chemung County, N.Y., where she volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and 4-H leader. By the mid-1970s, Hilda moved to Shunk, Pa., where her independent spirit was free to embrace the beauty and bounty of God's creation. She became the consummate outdoors-woman, quite skilled at hunting, gardening, canning her own meat and vegetables and chopping her own firewood. Hilda remained in Shunk until a few years ago, when health issues necessitated her moving in with her family. Hilda was a woman of great faith and strove to walk in the Lord's ways. She embraced the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed the fellowship and spiritual uplifting of the Kingdom Hall in Towanda. Hilda is survived by: her son, Norman A. Guisewhite of Canton; daughters Ileen (and Dan) Burgess of Towanda and Barbara (and James) Ling of Shunk; sisters Mary Swisher and Jean (and Chancy) Robbins, both of Unityville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: brothers Layrou Mordan, Monroe Mordan, and Lloyd Mordan; sisters Beatrice Allen, Zoe Umstead, Emily Bomboy and Lila Peterman; and granddaughter Susie Ford. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. Services will begin at approximately 1:40 p.m. with Mr. David Kozza officiating. Interment will be private. February 16, 2010, Towaanda Daily Review.
MORROW Margaret H. West of Elmira, N.Y., who was born Jan. 13, 1944, in Elmira, the daughter of the late Michael and Lola (REED) Morrow, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 66. Her beloved son, James "Jimmy" MESSINGER preceded her in death on March 7, 2009. She is survived by her loving children, Todd Messinger of Elmira, N.Y., David (Jessica) West of Athens, Pa., and Rick West of Waverly, N.Y.; adored grandchildren, Kerri Messinger (Jesse Connor), Angelica and Veronica West, Richard West Jr. and Alex West; much loved great-granddaughter Madison Connor; brother David Morrow of Elmira, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Amanda Messinger of Elmira, N.Y.; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Margaret adored her grandkids and loved her crafts. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. All services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, N.Y. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for the family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. Mom: Todd, David and Rick will always love, honor and remember you and keep you in our hearts! January 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
MOTSAY Thomas William Motsay, 58, died Sunday March 28, 2010. He was born in Sayre, Pa., and moved to Stuart in 1980 from Waverly, N.Y. Thomas worked for Martin County Golf Course in Stuart, Fla., and was of the Catholic faith. Thomas is survived by his two sisters, Virginia Fossaceca of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Elieen Corbett of Scituate, Mass., and two brothers, Joseph Motsay of Freeville, N.Y., and John Motsay of Olmsted Township, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, Fla. March 31, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
NEWHART Dawn Bennett, 69, of Lawton, Pa., died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, Pa. Born July 30, 1940, in Forest Lake, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Maurice P. Sr. and Vivian (BISHOP) Newhart. Dawn enjoyed many things throughout her life such as bingo, fishing, flowers, gambling, playing pitch and yard sales. Her grandchildren and family were the light of her life and she loved cooking for them on the holidays. A couple of her favorite pastimes were growing perennials with her sister Linda and having picnics on the hill. She was a special lady and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Paul Bennett of Lawton, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law, Cindy and Gary Douglas of Lawton, Pa., Susan Bennett and companion, AJ Jayne of Lawton, Pa.; sons and daughter-in-law, Brad Bennett of Lawton, Pa., Wes and Barb Bennett of Lawton, Pa.; grandchildren, Jessica Douglas and fiance, Matt Noldy, Frank and Cody Birchard, Brianna and Shanise Bennett, Tim and Alisha Colegrove, Bethany Bennett and Sheila Hinkley; three great-grandchildren; a very special sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rick Warpus; her other sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and William Hadsall, Patricia and Robert Kelley, Margaret and Donald Hunsinger; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Alberta Newhart, Maurice Jr. and Nancy Newhart, Robert and Norma Jean Newhart, Ernie and Susan Newhart, James and Cheryl Newhart, Ronald Newhart. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia Gladden and Ruth Newhart. March 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
NORTON longtime resident of the Ridgebury Township, Pa., community died suddenly on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital at the age of 71. Born on July 11, 1938, in Wheelersville, Pa., Wayne was the son of the late Ward and Blanch BELLES Norton. He was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital for many years where he worked in the maintenance department. Wayne enjoyed time spent at home with his family and hunting the land that surrounds. He is survived by: his loving wife of more than 50 years, Cora Green Norton; children Donna (Warren) Brady of Delaware, and Wayne Ken (Patricia) Norton of Milan, Pa.; sister Carol "Dorothy" Talada; brothers Edward (Connie) Norton and Perry Norton; sisters-in-law Dorothy and Betty Norton; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wayne was also predeceased by his brothers, Leo and John Norton. Family and friends will be received from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. March 11, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
NYE Doris Irene (Nye) Dutton, 84, a resident of the Bradford County Manor and formerly of Warren Center, died and went home to be reunited with her husband Charles G. Dutton on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Doris was born on May 13, 1925, in Nichols, N.Y., a daughter of the late Helen (MORSE) and John B. Nye. Doris had attended school in Litchfield and for many years was employed as a packer for the Sayre Lingerie. On Dec. 3, 1945, in Chemung, N.Y., she married Charles G. Dutton; he predeceased her in death on June 3, 1997. Doris enjoyed listening to polka and country music, doing word search books and being surrounded by her family. Doris is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Sr. and Kathy Dutton of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter, Patricia Nichols of Sayre, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Marylou and Harry Vannicola of Hornell, N.Y.; a sister, Kathryn Slater of Owego, N.Y March 05, 21010, Towanda Daily Review.
O'LEARY Eileen F. (nee O'Leary) Colella, 85, died suddenly on Feb. 17, 2010, in Troy, Pa. Eileen was a resident of Sugar Run, Pa., for the last 23 years and formerly of Germantown section in Philadelphia. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Thomas G. Colella; the loving mother of Thomas (Linda) Colella, Gail (William) Wittman, Georgette (James) Chalker and the late Joseph Colella; the loving grandmother of Malinda (Michael) DeCrescio, Thomas E. Colella, Julia Abraham and Lillian Abraham; and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eileen is predeceased by her brothers: Stanley, Thomas and Joseph O'Leary; and her twin sister Dorothy (Pat) Dolan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Eileen's life celebration and viewing from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Snover/Givnish of Cinnaminson, 1200 Route 130 North. Her funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Riverton, N.J. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. February 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
OLMSTEAD Louise F. Baldwin, 81, of Lawton, Pa., died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pa. Born July 7, 1928, in West Warren, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and the late Alice [HAYWARD] Olmstead. Her husband James B. Baldwin predeceased her in 1983. She recently retired after 20 years with Mulligan Printing. Louise loved playing cards on the weekends, putting together puzzles and traveling. Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl and Dervin Keisling of Wyalusing, Pa., Connie Brown and Lindsey Sawicki of Laceyville, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene "Bud" and Nancy Baldwin of Lawton, Pa.; grandchildren, Michael (Cheryl) Keisling, Ben Brown, Todd (Christina) Baldwin, Christina Baldwin and Jason (Rachel) Baldwin; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tyler, Tracey, Karissa, Dalton, Hannah, Cole and Emma; sisters, Evelyn Snedeker, Laura Antisdel, Linda Starliper; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Diane Olmstead. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Tracy James Brown; and brothers, Lavern and Alan Edward Olmstead. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801; visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Rush Volunteer Fire & First Responder Unit, P.O. Box 5, Lawton, PA 18828. March 30, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
PELTON James D. Pelton Jr., 70, of Monroeton, Pa., died Friday evening, April 2, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born Feb. 5, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late James D. Pelton Sr. and Felda LANE Pelton. He was a graduate of S.R.U. High School, class of 1959. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. Upon returning from the Army he was employed as a union carpenter for more than 35 years. James was a lifetime member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda. He enjoyed camping, riding snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles. Surviving are: his children, Jody BENSON of Disputanta, Va., James D. Pelton III and his wife Catherine of Colonial Heights, Va., and Doug KELLEY and his wife Tina of LeRaysville, Pa.; his grandchildren, Ray BENSON, Jeffrey Benson, Stephanie Benson and Alisha Marie Pelton; his sisters, Esther Butcher and her husband Gary of Granville Summit, Pa., Josephine Saxon and her companion Harold Williams of Powell, Pa., Gloria JOHNSON and her husband Bill of Powell, Pa., and Karen Collins of Athens, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie JOHNSON Pelton, on Oct. 17, 2004, and two sisters, Sharon May Pelton and Laura Campbell. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. April 05, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
PETERMAN Jessie Louise Tilley, 77, formerly of the Hughesville, PA area, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She had been a guest at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, for the past 4-½ years. Born in Divide, Columbia County, she was the daughter of the late Harold J. and Edith G. (KILGUS) Peterman. She attended Muncy and Montoursville schools and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1951. She worked at the Scranton-Spring Brook Gas Co. in Williamsport and in the cafeteria in the East Lycoming School District. She was also employed at the former Carey-McFall, Montoursville, Woolworth Department Store in the Lycoming Mall, and did housecleaning and personal care for the elderly. A member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, she previously taught adult Sunday school. A former Girl Scout leader and first and second grade Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, she was also a lifetime member of the Nelson Armes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 601, Sonestown, and a past member of the Hughesville Fire Co. Auxiliary. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and William Prichard, Sugar Run, daughter and fiancé, Janet Tilley and Donnie Miller, Hughesville; two grandchildren, Sterling Kepner, Muncy, and Katie Prichard, Sugar Run. She is also survived by her extended family, her loving caretakers at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home. There will be no visitation. Burial and a memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, PO Box 186, Wyalusing, PA in Jessie’s memory for the residents’ activity fund. January 21, 2010, Wyalusing Rcoket Courier.
PRUYNE Hilda L. Hicks, 92, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., and Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, March 7. 2010, at the Cayuga Ridge Health and Residential Community, Ithaca, N.Y. Hilda was a 1935 graduate of Sayre High School. She enjoyed bowling, sports and reading. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for a few years. Hilda is survived by son Larry (Becki) Hicks of Trumansburg, N.Y.; granddaughter Kimberly (Michael) Halstead and great grandson Shawn Halstead, each of Spencer, N.Y.; half-sisters Nancy Bradley of Athens, Pa., and Jean Talada of Sayre, Pa.; and half-brothers Tom Pruyne of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert Pruyne of Athens, Pa. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence HIcks; daughter Donna Rae Hicks; sisters Eleanor VanAken and Dorothy Finger; half-sister June Denny; and half-brothers Charles, Bud and Butch Pruyne. At Hilda’s request, there will be no formal services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. March 08, 2010, Sayre Morning Times. NOTE: She was the daughter of Harry L. Pruyne Sr.
RAYMOND Betty Raymond Sweet, 83, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Bergen, N.Y. Betty was born Feb. 27, 2010, in Ithaca, N.Y., the daughter of the late Fred and Marvel ORSHALL Raymond. She enjoyed dancing with the Penny Promenade's and camping with the Southern Tier Wheelers and the Tom Jack Indians. She also loved to bowl in the senior citizens league. Betty retired as the cafeteria manager for the Litchfield Elementary School. She was predeceased by her first husband Paul Raymond and second Husband Festus Sweet. She is survived by her children, Peggy Reis and Michael Logan of Bergen, N.Y., Hollis and Gwen Raymond of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Todd Raymond, Cherie and Jason Lane and Mark and Sherry Raymond; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Allen; brother, Donald Raymond; along with several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service with be held for the family at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 18848, or to the charity of one's choice. March 13, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
ROBBINS Constance M. Ennis, 81, of 24 Grayson View Court, Selinsgrove, Pa., died Monday, March 29, 2010, in Danville, Pa., at the home of her daughter. She was born July 16, 1928, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Mildred Robbins STULL and the late Leroy Robbins. She graduated from Towanda High School, Towanda, Pa. She was a devoted wife and homemaker for most of her life, devoting her time and heart in raising her five children. Mrs. Ennis worked for 17 years at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., as a ward clerk and in the pharmacy, which she enjoyed thoroughly and talked about often, retiring in 1988. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leo E. Ennis. They were married Oct. 19, 1946 in Anniston, Ala. Also surviving are three sons, Len E. Ennis, M.D. of Ruxton, Md., J. Robin Ennis of St. Cloud, Fla., and Jeremy E. Ennis of Naples, Fla.; and two daughters, Conaley J. Visneski of Danville, Pa., and Angelique M. Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister JoAnn R. Burke of Towanda, Pa. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Geisinger Hospice, 109 Woodbine Lane, Danville, PA 17821. March 31, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
ROBINSON Donald B. Robinson, 79, of Athens, Pa. died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at home following a brief illness. He was born April 8, 1930 in New Albany, Pa. the son of the late Harold and Mildred SULLIVAN Robinson. Donald was a 55 year member of Athens Presbyterian Church, a 1949 graduate of Athens High School, and was employed with I.B.M. in Owego, retiring in 1987 after 37 years of faithful service. He was a loving husband, and father, and he was especially proud of his the granddaughters. Donald was an avid outdoorsman, and loved spending time at his cottage in Fair Haven, N.Y. He is predeceased by his sisters Phyllis Tennant, and Beverly Macafee. Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years Jean at home; children, Deborah Rathfon of Endicott, N.Y., and David and Susan Robinson of South Waverly, Pa.; grandchildren Rachael and Emily Robinson of Arlington, Va., and Leslie Rathfon of Endicott, N.Y.; brothers Francis Robinson of Barton, N.Y., and Gordon Robinson of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Athens Presbyterian Church. 6221/2 Main Street, Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. in Athens, Pa. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Athens Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 622 1?2 S. Main Street, Athens, PA or Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. April 01, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.
ROBINSON Elizabeth Wommer, 90, of Canton, Pa., formerly of Croydon, Pa., died on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Community Hospital in Troy. Elizabeth was born on June 17, 1919 in Red Rock, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Rose Robinson. She was the widow of John W. Wommer. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Jean Wommer of Canton; three grandchildren, Michelle (Carl) Linsenmeier of Oakford, Pa., Laura (Dean) Toothman of Levittown, Pa., and Ronald Frederick of Maryland; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Justin. In addition to her husband, John, Mrs. Wommer was predeceased by a daughter, Marylou Frederick and a son, John W. Wommer. As per Elizabeth's wishes, there will be no public services. A private burial will be in Warminster Cemetery in Willow Grove, Pa. Those who wish may make memorials in her name to a charity of one's choice. April 17, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
ROCKL Loretta R. Spencer, 75, wife of Henry David Spencer of Milan RR1, Smithfield Twp., Pa., died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her home following declining health. Loretta was born Dec. 3, 1934 in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Karl and Frieda BUCHOLZ ROCKL. She moved to Smithfield Township from New York City in 1940 and was a graduate of East Smithfield High School Class of 1953. Following graduation, Loretta worked in a boarding house in Youngsville, N.Y. On June 4, 1955, she married Henry David Spencer in the Ulster United Methodist Church. Loretta was employed by May's Dress Shop in Sayre during the 1950's and also worked with her husband raising beef cattle on their property. She was a member of the East Smithfield Fireman's Association, the East Smithfield Good Neighbor Club and the East Smithfield Seniors. She is survived by: her husband of 54 years, Henry David Spencer, at home; sons, John Spencer and his wife Beth of East Smithfield, Dan Spencer and his fiancée Darlene Cacciola of East Smithfield; grandchildren, Dalton, Dakota and Lacey Spencer; brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Lynette Rockl of East Smithfield; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Lisa Spencer of Smithfield Twp., Michael "Mike" and Donna Spencer of Ulster Twp., Richard and Laura Spencer of Springfield Twp.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Irene and Jack Bishop of Ulster, Marion and George Jefferson of Milan, Joyce BENJAMIN of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces; nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Erna Boyer on Sept. 9, 1992 and Ruth Blow on June 8, 1987. A memorial service will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at the Smithfield Township municipal building with a dish to pass. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Tom Jack Park, in care of Elaine Tomb, Box 44, East Smithfield, PA 18817, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, Rt. 220, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Loretta R. Spencer's memory. March 13, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
ROKUS Stanley Frank Rokus, 88, of Mildred died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Stanley was born Dec.10,1913, in Kingston, PA, a son of the late John and Blanche SKULA Rokus. He attended local schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge he lived in California for many years and worked as a refrigeration engineer. At age 84, he walked the entire Appalachaian Trail, and for several years later, he walked across the United States from sea to sea. Stanley was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mildred. Surviving are his brothers, Peter Rokus of Mountoursville, PA, and Dr. William Rokus of Leesburg, VA; a sister, Helen Dennis of Rome, NY; a sister-in-law, Edith "Edie" Rokus of Leesburg, VA; five nieces, Lori Rokus of Faairfax, Va, Suasan Rokus of Hamilton, VA, Jennifer Heath of Charlotte, NC, Marlene Kakartz of Rome, NY, and Judy Mishino of Mountoursville, PA. Stanley was predeceased by his brothers, John Rokus, who was killed at Guadalcanal in World War II, and Edward Rokus. Family and friends may call the P. Dean Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA on Wednesday May 15 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic church, Mildred, at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Michail B. Harris, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. May 15, 2002, Towanda Daily Review.
ROOT - M. Marie Root Haus Babcock of Litchfield Pa, formerly of Nichols and Owego, N.Y. died Monday, March 22, 2010. Born in Owego, N.Y. on Feb. 9, 1920, she was the daughter of Ford and Mabel, (MACGiILLIVRAY) Root. An avid book and doll collector, Marie enjoyed buying and selling antiques and real estate. She was an advocate for all animals and helped to start Stray Haven and contributed to Happy Tails. Marie was also a long time, active member of the Tioga County Republican Committee; the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No.175, Nichols; the Nichols American Legion Auxiliary; Friends of the Library; and Nichols Ro-ki Club. Marie was the beloved mother of Joyce M. Haus Harvey (Don Merrill) of Litchfield, Pa. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Holly Harvey (Greg Pollock) of Litchfield; Charade (Joseph) Kittle of Litchfield; Lisa Harvey of Litchfield; and Harry, (Linda) V. Harvey, III of Nichols; many great grand children and great, great grandchildren; brother Richard, (Beatrice) Root of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sister Patricia Root Stevens of Owego and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Raymond Gary Haus; her husband, Jacque M. Babcock; sister Irene Torrey; and brother, Millard (Nick), Root; son-in-law, Harry V. Harvey, II. Private services were held Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Suftin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Dan Martin, officiating. Interment followed in the Tioga Cemetery in Owego. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to either Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, Inc., PO Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848 or Guthrie Hospice, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. March 26, 2010, Sayre Morming Times.
ROSECRANCE Kenneth E. Rosencrance, 61, of Troy, born April 24, 1948, died Feb. 17, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital following a battle with cancer. Ken was a beloved elementary school educator for more than 35 years with the Troy Area School District, where his love of learning and his passion for teaching enriched the lives of more than 700 children. Ken served in many leadership roles, including president of Troy Area Education Association, liaison for Troy Public (Allen F. Pierce) Library and the Bradford County Public Library, and building coordinator at Springfield and East Troy elementary schools. He is survived by: a brother, Daniel B. (Mary Ellen) Rosencrance of Cogan Station; a sister, Phyllis J. Rosencrance of Laceyville; nieces Wendy, Caryn, Jennifer and Rachel; and several cousins. Ken was predeceased by his parents, I. Boyd and Rachel Rosencrance, as well as several aunts and uncles. A memorial service to celebrate Ken's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Troy Baptist Church, Canton Street, Troy. Burial services will be private at the convenience of the family in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Contributions in Ken's memory can be made to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, Pa., or the Nancy Quattrini Fund of Guthrie Cancer Center, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. February 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
SLIFE Frederick Duane Slife, 60, a life long valley resident, has died. The angels came during the early morning hours of March 27 at Fred's home to take him to the Lord. Fred was born on Feb. 25, 1950, in Kingston, Pa. He was the son of the late Leo Duane and Dona ALLEN Slife. He was married to Connie SIMONDS Slife on Jan. 7, 1978, and they shared 32 loving years together. Fred and Connie owned and operated the Waverly Newsstand for the past five years. He will be sadly missed by so many of his new and old friends from the store. Fred was an avid gardener; he loved his flowers and his yard work with a passion. He also had a passion for playing his guitar every Saturday night with his life long friends Steve Moore and John Savacool. Most of all, Fred loved spending time with his family. His family was his life. Fred is survived by his wife, Connie Simonds Slife; daughters, Cody (Brian) Wurst of Chesapeake, Va., Cali Marlene Slife at home; a son, Derek John Slife of Elmira, N.Y.; brothers, John A. Slife of Paintsville, Ky. and William "Jeff" Slife of Hawley, Pa.; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Helen Simonds of Sayre, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Sharon) Simonds Jr., of Lockwood, N.Y. and Richard (Yvonne) Simonds of Athens, Pa.; a special cousin, Sue Allen Dodd (Frank) Rechner of Phoenixville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, at the first Presbyterian Church 459 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. for visitation in the social hall followed by the service to honor Fred in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. Pastor Cynthia will officiate. A luncheon will be held following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society : Attn Relay For Life Relay For Life Relay For Life Relay For Life of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, or to the First Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly, NY 14892. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. March 29, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
SMITH Mrs. Dorcus E. Greenley, 77, of RR 2 New Albany, Pa., died at her home in Albany Township on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2010. She was born in Swoyersville, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1932, the daughter of the late George F. and Margaret V. JACKSON Smith Sr. Mrs. Greenley was the wife of the late Carl E. Greenley, who died on Aug. 9, 2005. Growing up in Scottsville, an area of Mehoopany, Pa., she was a graduate of the last graduating class of the Mehoopany High School, class of 1951. For many years she was employed at various clothing factories in Black Walnut, Pa., and at the shoe factories of Tunkhannock and Mildred. She was also employed at the Rynvelds Wreath Factory in New Albany, and for a year at Procter and Gamble Paper in Mehoopany for the Philadelphia Cleaning Co. Surviving are: her son, Warren E. Greenley of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; her two daughters, Kimberly Hochberg of New Albany, Pa., and Carla M. Greenley of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; her three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sister Violet June Perugini of Delaware, Pa.; and two brothers, David E. Smith of Trenton, N.J., and Myrl A. Smith of Strawridge, Tenn.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Grogesky and Alice Goodwin, and her three brothers, George Smith Jr., John Smith and Ralph Smith. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, Pa. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. February 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
SMITH Othel E. (Sally Orshaw) Metzloff, age 92, long time resident of
the Valley died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Elderwood Nursing Facility. Sally
was born January 17, 1918 in North Tonawanda, NY, daughter of Louis and Mary
Elizabeth SMITH. A Valley resident for over fifty years Sally was a
beautiful lady and wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who
was much beloved by her family and friends. She gave of herself to her family
in many ways and was respected by all who came to know and love her. She
enjoyed being a home maker, raising her children and spending quality time with
her grandchildren. Sally enjoyed volunteering her time and effort to help
others with delivering Meals On Wheels and serving as a teachers aide for the
Athens School District. She was predeceased by her husbands Larry Orshaw
and Norman Metzloff as well as her son, Sonny Orshaw. She is survived by
her children Patrick (Barb) Orshaw, Timothy Orshaw, Patricia Wilkinson and
Cindy (Roger) Lowry, ten grandchidren and twelve great-grandchildren. A
private celebration of her life will be held by her family. A donation in
remembrance of Sally may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech
Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. The family wishes to extend an
expression of gratitude to Rhonda Madtes and staff at Assisted Living at
Elderwood as well as her caregiver, Dawn, and roomate, Phyllis, at Elderwood
Nursing Facility. Funeral arrangements are by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625
Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Those wishing may send a sympathy message of
remembrance for Sally's family. March 20, 2010, Sayre Morming Times.