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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

WILLIAM WOODFORD ADAMS of Plainfield, Mass., passed away peacefully at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., June 4, 2019. Born Jan. 23, 1953 at Blossburg State Hospital in Blossburg, he was the eldest child of Rexford and Dorothy (Johnson) Adams. He grew up in Covington, and graduated from North Penn Jr. Sr. High School. From there, he went to Franklin and Marshall College where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History. To further his education, he attended Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. where he received his Master's degree in Divinity. Several years later, William attended Western Massachusetts School of Law from which he graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. He practiced law since that time handling both local civil cases and working for the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services handling appellate cases with the Massachusetts judicial system. Also, later in life, William attended the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass. He held very strong Christian beliefs and, at the time of his passing, attended St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsfield, Mass. where he was the choir director.  Funeral services were held at St. George's on June 7, with Father John Maharas leading the Funeral Mass. William had a quest for knowledge, loved to read, was fluent in multiple languages, was very active in his local community, was quick-witted with a great sense of humor and was loved by those who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by sisters Janet (William) McNeal, Barbara (Scott) Miller and brothers Dan (Suki) Adams, and Justin Adams. William was predeceased by brothers Gene and Patrick and sister Donna. -Wellsboro Gazette 7/18/2019


ALDRICH -GAIL D. HACKETT, age 71 of Hornell, NY passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Born July 14, 1948 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Loren and Margaret (Wood) Aldrich. Gail worked at the Westfield Tannery and Westin Company. She loved her family. Gail is survived by her husband, Walter C. Hackett; son, William Hackett of Hornell; grandchildren, Kyle (Kelly) Hackett, Reese Hackett, Haley (Joe) Hetzler, Giovinna and Denise Hackett and great grandchildren, Westin Hetzler and Cameron Hackett. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Deven, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD. -Kenyon Funeral Home obit 7/23/2019


ANDRUS -ANN MARIE ANDRUS SANCHEZ passed away March 27, 2019 peacefully at her home in Napa, Calif., following a lingering illness. Ann was born Nov. 23, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., to Joel and Dorothy Andrus. She grew up in Waverly, N.Y., and attended RPH School of Nursing. Ann loved gardening, painting, cooking, playing guitar, the ocean and, most of all, Waverly, N.Y. Ann is predeceased by her parents, siblings, Norman and David, and, most recently, her sister Susan Andrus Rogers. Ann is survived by her husband, Charles Sanchez, children, Miguel (Harriet), Andres (Doreen) and Aleja (Carl), all of California, grandson Carlos of Chicago, Ill., and siblings Janet Andrus and John Andrus of Waverly, N.Y. Ann is also survived by several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Donations in her memory may be made to the Waverly Historical Society or Stray Haven. There will be a memorial service in her remembrance at her home in Napa, Calif., on July 26, 2019. You may forward your condolences to Charles Sanchez and Family, 2525 Darroch Court, Napa, CA. -Sayre Morning Times 7/4/2019


DAVID M. AULT, 72, of Muncy, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Donna J. Feigles Ault with whom he married on May 22, 1965 and shared 54 years of marriage. David was born in Williamsport, on Wednesday, March 19, 1947, and was the son of the late Robert M. and Carolyn E. Zarr Ault. David worked as a production scheduler for over 25 years at Sprout Waldron. He then went on to retire after working for 13 years at Muncy Homes in 2008. David, also known as the Elvis of Muncy, enjoyed sitting on his porch and listening to music, family gatherings, riding his four-wheeler, singing Elvis, and he and Butch's frequent visits with friends at the Muncy VFW and the Muncy Moose. He is survived by his wife, Donna, three daughters, Crystal L. (Paul) Chamberlain, of Muncy, Faith A. (Jack III) Stewart, of Muncy, and Nikki R. (Jerry) Stepp, of Muncy; a sister, Margaret L. Boyles, of Williamsport; three granddaughters and four grandsons, Lindsey (Mike) Eck, Alicia Chamberlain, Jack Stewart IV, Matthew Stewart, Anthony David Stepp, Katie (Cameron) Arthur, and Tyler Stepp; four great-grandchildren, Blake, Peyton, Jackson, and Addisyn; a lifelong best friend of 64 years, Butch T. (Peach) Brittain, of Muncy; and by the family four-legged friend âSugar.ã, In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by an infant daughter, Deanna Ault, and by a sister, Victoria E. Ault. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. James A. Savage officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In David's memory, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA. -Thomas McCarty- Funeral Home 7/18/2019


Dr. ELLSWORTH EDGAR 'ELLIE' BARBER, 98, of Mansfield, passed away on July 4, 2019. He was surrounded by loved ones at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, N.Y. Ellie was born on Aug. 15, 1920, on the family farm in Lawrenceville, to Victor Ward and Jennie DeGroff Barber. While serving as an officer in the Navy during WWII, he married his college sweetheart, Virginia "Gina" Silverthorne Altenderfer. After the war, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1950. He and Gina moved to Mansfield where he served the community as a veterinarian for large and small animals. After the untimely death of Gina, he found love again with Elizabeth "Betty" Snyder. As partners in life, they and Betty's son, Dan, shared many wonderful, active years together. Ellie was also preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Jennie; his sister, Evelyn Middaugh; his granddaughters, Tiffany Barber (infant) and Bailey Good; and Betty's daughter, Gaye Lynn Snyder. Survivors include his life partner, Betty and his children, Diane L. Barber, Gary E. (Cathy) Barber, Sandra B. (Mike) Good and Janis E. (Cary) Brown. Betty's children are Carolyn (John) Snyder-Husted and Dan (Jacqueline Fatta) Snyder. His grandchildren are Cory and Kaitlin O'Brien, Christopher Barber, and Andrew and Taylor Brown. Betty's grandchildren are Tyler (Geoff) Husted-Bachrodt, Colby Husted, Mitch Snyder and Ashley Smith and great-grandson Declan Bachrodt. There are many nieces, nephews and loved ones. As requested by Dr. Barber, there will be a private, family graveside service. Pastor Stuart Hague will officiate. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield. The family respectfully suggests that those wishing to remember him consider a memorial gift to their charity of choice. -Wellsboro Gazette 7/11/2019


BARROWCLIFF -Mrs. SHIRLEY ANN CANFIELD, age 88, of Laceyville, PA passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 23, 2019 at the United Methodist Home, in Tunkhannock. Shirley was born in Ulster Township, Bradford County on June 16, 1931, the daughter of the late Cyreno and Doris Barrowcliff. Growing up in Bradford County, Shirley was a graduate of the Towanda High School with the class of 1949. After her graduation from high school, Shirley was a telephone operator, in Towanda. On April 17, 1951 she married Harold E. Canfield, of Laceyville, who was serving his country, as a Military Policeman in the US Army, stationed in Germany and later at Ft. Knox, KT. After their marriage and Harold’s discharge from the service, Shirley and Harold moved to the Laceyville area. For over 30 years, Shirley was employed as a seamstress at the Meshoppen Dress Factory, retiring in 1995.  Throughout her life, Shirley enjoyed reading and painting in her spare time. She also cherished the time that she got to spend with her family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Harold E. Canfield, who passed away earlier this year, on Feb. 8, 2019. She was also preceded by two brothers, Buddy Barrowcliff, and Harvey Barrowcliff and three sisters, Barbara (Barrowcliff), Nancy (Barrowcliff) and Phyllis (Barrowcliff). Surviving is her daughter and her husband, Diane and Robert Betsko, of Sun Lakes, AZ and her son and his wife, Russell and Marilyn Canfield, of Laceyville. She is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Doris Williams, of Sun Lakes, AZ and several nieces and nephews. With abiding by Shirley’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. There will be a memorial service at a later date at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Public Library, P.O. Box 68, Laceyville, PA. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. The Canfield family would like to thank the United Methodist Home in Tunkhannock and their staff for the excellent care that was given to their Mom and Grandmother while she was in their care. -Towanda Daily Review 7/25/2019


BARRY -JEANNE FOLEY, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 19, 2019 at The Phoenix at Lake Lanier following a period of declining health. Born February 9, 1939 in Dushore, Pennsylvania to the late Edward and Amelia Barry, she and Mr. Foley bought al lake home in Dawson County in 1986 and became full time residents 19 years ago having moved from Marietta. Mrs. Foley worked many years as a nurse, mostly in emergency room care. Jeanne was an extremely devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed life on the lake. She was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Surviving are her children, Linda Lackey, Dawsonville, Maureen and Jack Jones, Harrisburg, NC, Terry and Cindy Foley, Alpharetta; grandchildren, Nicole Goldsmith, Erica Watson, J. B. Jones, Tori Jones, Lauren Dwyer, Easton Foley, Erin Foley; three great grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Kathy and Bob Vitali, South Burlington, Vermont; and a number of other relatives. A memorial mass will be held Saturday June 29, 2019 at 11 o’clock at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Fr. Brian Higgins will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 922 East Morris Street, Dalton, GA, .Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA. from Bettyann Goodyear


GLENN PICKERING 'SKIP' BASTIAN JR., age 66, of Mansfield, PA passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born on March 23, 1953 in Blossburg, a son of Glenn and Martha (Bogaczyk) Bastian. Skip was married to Cynthia "Cindy" (Hafer) Bastian. He was self employed as a contractor. Skip was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church and the Tioga County Bass Anglers. He enjoyed bass fishing and spending time with family. Skip is survived by his wife, Cindy Bastian; his mother, Martha (Bogaczyk) Bastian; two daughters, Sarah Marie (Shane) Stryker of Hillsborough, NJ, Katie (Kevin Bennage) Bastian of Lock Haven; a brother, Scott (Deborah) Bastian of Mansfield; a sister, Barb (Will) Kelly of Blossburg; and a granddaughter, Skylar Stryker. He was preceded in death by father, Glenn Bastian, Sr. A celebration of his life will be held at The Bogaczyk Farm, 4186 Cherry Flats Rd., Covington, PA on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 1:00-4:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Tioga County Bass Anglers or Callie Cares Fund, 1770 McConnell Dr., Williamsport, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/2019


GEORGE S. BEACH, 75, of Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Clarence and Henrietta Swingle Beach. Prior to moving to Greensburg to be closer to his son, he was a Eucharist Minister at Epiphany Church in Sayre and along with his wife, worked with the Marriage Encounter program of the church. George was a Quality Control Manager for IBM and Lockheed Martin and also enjoyed playing golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Duane Beach; and his sister, Phyllis Jackson. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Kathleen Carretto Beach; two children, Laura A. Spencer (David) of Roanoke, Va., and David M. Beach (Christine) of North Huntingdon, Pa.; five grandchildren, Joshua and Morgan Chacona, Jonah Spencer and Ryan and Jenna Beach; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of George at his funeral Mass at 1 p.m. in the Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Internment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. George’s family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at, Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor. -Sayre Morning Times 7/22/2019


DONALD R. (DONKEY) BLAKEMAN, 84, passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2019. Donkey was a true outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He enjoyed watching the birds that would visit the little sanctuary that he had for them in his front yard. Donkey was the happiest when he was visiting with his many friends in the Valley and taking long rides on the back roads. He often shared memories of hunting with his son Mark in Colorado. He is predeceased by his parents Clearance and Agnes (Chandler) Blakeman; sons Mark Blakeman of Montrose, CO, Michael Blakeman of Athens, PA and longtime partner Patricia (Field) Glosenger. He is survived by his sister Mary (Blakeman) Kohler of Waverly, NY; daughter-in-law Sheila (Walsh) Blakeman of Montrose, CO; his aunt Rosemary (Chandler) Norconk of Waverly, NY; grandchildren Michael Blakeman of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jyliane Blakeman Murfreesboro, TN, Chad Burgess of Lowman, NY, Brittany Blakeman of Gunnison, CO, Brad Blakeman of Lowman, NY, Samantha Glosenger of Sayre, PA and several great-grandchildren. Niece Tammy (Kohler) Farnham of Waverly, NY; nephew Michael Kohler of Waverly, NY and several great-nieces and great-nephews. -Sayre Morning Times 6/13/2019


EARL LYMAN BLISS, JR., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away peacefully in his home on May 22, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born in Wellsboro, March 20, 1929 and was the son of Martha Kemp Bliss and Earl Lyman Bliss, Sr. He had three siblings, Donald Bliss, George Bliss, and Eileen Bliss English, all who have passed. Earl enlisted in the Navy in 1947, completing boot camp at the U.S. Naval Training in Great Lakes, Ill. He was stationed at Corpus Christi and Hawaii. He worked as an aviation electrician and life guard during the Korean War, training pilots to swim in case their planes went down in the ocean. In 1951 he was discharged and got his teaching degree in 1955 at Mansfield State College. Earl started teaching in Blossburg and then moved to Liberty in 1956 where he continued to teach seventh and eighth grade history and geography for 35 years at Liberty Junior/Senior High School. He was Liberty's athletic director and coached basketball and baseball during his time in Liberty. Earl was also Liberty's Justice of the Peace. He enjoyed his hobbies of being an avid bee keeper, fishing with family in Alaska and Keuka Lake, N.Y. and Pine Creek, and hunting on his land in Liberty. Earl celebrated 66 years of "wedded bliss" with his wife Mariam Blackwell Bliss. They had two children, Ian Enoch Bliss and Betsey Bliss Betz (Randal Betz). Together they enjoyed sharing their love with five grandchildren and 13 precious great-grandchildren. Earl will be greatly missed, but his memory will be eternally cherished by everyone who had the sincere pleasure to know and love him. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -Wellsboro Gazette 6/11/2019


BRADLEY -JOAN A. (BRADLEY) SIEBEL, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Darway Nursing Home. She was born April 23, 1939 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Fayette and Bernice (Huntsinger) Bradley. Joan cared for the handicap in her home for 30 years. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Elmira, NY. Joan enjoyed taking care of others and watching TV. Joan is survived by her sons and daughters, William Siebel of Mansfield, Lori (Wayne) Roupp of Erie, Lisa Deacon of Wellsboro, Jeffrey Siebel of Ephrarta, Ty (Dana) Siebel of Mansfield, and Edward Siebel of Mansfield; two brothers, James (Mable) Bradley and Clair (Lois) Bradley of Mansfield; one sister, Susan Treat of Georgia; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Irvin Siebel and one sister, Sharon Hughes. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. -Wellsboro Gazette 6/7/2019


JEAN E. BRENCHLEY of State College passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Juniper Village in State College. Born in Towanda, PA March 6, 1944, she was the daughter of the late J. Edward and Elizabeth (Jefferson) Brenchley. Jean is survived by her brother, James Brenchley (Shirley) of LeRoy Township; her niece, Donna Field (Brian) and her nephews: John Brenchley (Kimberly) and Michael Brenchley (Korey). Jean was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Asbell. Jean graduated from Canton High School in 1962 and received her B.S. degree in biology from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA in 1965, after which she obtained a M.S. degree in marine microbiology from the University of California, San Diego in 1967, followed by her Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of California, Davis in 1970. She held a one-year post-doctoral appointment in the Biology Department of MIT, Cambridge, MA and then joined the faculty of Penn State’s Microbiology Department (University Park) in 1971 as Assistant Professor and subsequently promoted to Associate Professor. In 1977, Jean continued her teaching and research activity at the Biological Sciences Department of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, being promoted to Professor of Biology in 1979. From 1981 to 1984, she was Research Director for Microbial Biochemistry at Genex Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD before moving back to Penn State in 1984 as Head of the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology and also as founding Director of the Penn State Biotechnology Institute which she established at the request of Penn State’s President Bryce Jordan. Through extensive public appearances, she raised millions of dollars for the institute and oversaw its design, construction and outfitting. She established a fermentation pilot plant and directed the start of short courses and workshops in which modern scale-up procedures were learned by scientists from across the USA as well as from foreign countries. Upon concluding administrative duties in 1990, she returned to research and teaching as Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology until her retirement with emeritus status from Penn State in 2011. She trained numerous post-doctoral and graduate students who subsequently have gone on to establish their own careers as industrial, governmental and academic scientists; all credit her encouragement and leadership qualities as important attributes of the training they received under her direction. Among her many honors and awards received, Jean was designated an Outstanding Alumna of Mansfield University (1983) and awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lycoming College (1992). She received the Waksman Award for Outstanding Contributions in Microbiology from the Theobald Smith Society (1985), the Alice Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology (1996) for her longstanding commitment to the professional development of women in microbiology, and received a Research Career Development Award from NIH (1976-1981). She was elected President of the American Society for Microbiology (1986) and accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (1987). She later was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1994) and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (1998). Jean was recognized as a leader in the microbial sciences by being selected as Editor for the Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (1981-1985) and for Microbiological Reviews (1992-1997). She participated as a member of several microbiology journals’ editorial boards and also was a frequent participant in groups examining the status of women microbiologists and employment opportunities for women and minorities in science, being the keynote speaker at the 2009 Symposium for Women in the Sciences. Many of Jean’s professional papers and personal awards have been donated by Jean and her family to the LeRoy Heritage Museum (associated with the Bradford County Historical Society Museum in Towanda) for inclusion in a section of the museum that features notable accomplishments of Bradford County natives. Following her retirement, a colleague introduced Jean to fly fishing which proved to be a great joy for her and offered considerable relaxation, along with learning how easy it was to lose flies. She equally enjoyed meeting with and teaching other women to fly fish, as evidenced by her years of active participation with the Central Pennsylvania Women Anglers group. She could always be counted on to illustrate rod assembly, attaching a fly, and getting their fly line tangled. She also took pleasure in planting a small vegetable garden which never failed to produce ample nutritious vegetables for neighboring groundhogs, rabbits and deer. A memorial service celebrating Jean’s life is planned for 11 a.m ., Aug. 31, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Extension, State College. In lieu of flowers, those persons wishing to support a cause valued and enjoyed by Jean are directed to the LeRoy Heritage Museum, 257 Mill Street, Canton PA. Final arrangements are under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 7/17/2017


BUCKNER -WILDA M. SEYMORE VANDERPOOL, 96 years old, of Waverly, New York, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Elderwood Nursing Home. She married the late Aaron Vanderpool in 1983, who predeceased her; along with her parents, Elisha and Zora Buckner; her daughter, Faye Frunk; a son, Tony Willis; and her brother, Lester Buckner. Wilda is survived by her daughter, Linda and her husband, Wright Rantz of Maryland; son, Wayne and Linda Willis of Louisiana; sister, Alta Jean Jones of Tennessee; two step daughters, Sheila Bump and Lois Swackhammer of Pennsylvania; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two very special friends, Jerry and Helen Ousterout of Florida; and a dear friend, Marilyn, that set and read to her at the nursing home. Funeral services will be held in Tennessee at a later date. The family is locally being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, New York. -Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2019


MICHAEL JOSEPH BULKLEY passed away suddenly on July 2, 2019, at the age of just 42. He overcame much in his younger days to become a respected and admired leader, father, family man, and friend. Overcoming adversity and hard work defined Mike. If you ask anyone who worked with him, everyone would say he was one of the hardest workers they ever knew. Mike was employed by various companies who supported oilfield operations as a crew leader for the last decade. He was known as a tireless worker, a knowledgeable teacher, and had the unique combination as a supervisor who had a big heart and held people accountable. He led by example. He will be remembered by his many co-workers and oilfield brothers as a very special man. It is important for all that worked with him for his family and children to know that he worked remarkably hard because he wanted to provide a great life for them and to make them proud of him of what he did everyday. He worked hard and as fast as he could to get home to you. Outside of work, Michael was a very charismatic man who was willing to drop anything to help his family and friends. He cherished is children, as he always said, they were the motivation for his remarkable hustle. Mike strived for greatness in all he did: as a husband, as a father, as a step father, as a hunter, as a motorcycle enthusiast, and as a trusted friend. Michael felt freedom in the woods and with nature. There is some peace in knowing that he passed in a place where he was most comfortable. Although Mike was only able to share 42 years with us on this earth, his legacy of excellence, hard work, overcoming obstacles, never making excuses and honesty will be with those who knew him for all of our lifetimes. He is survived by wife, Chrystal; his children, Gabriella, Gavin, Caleb, Chelsie, Cody, Megan, and step son, Tristan; father, Milton Ray Cody; mother, Helen Bulkley; sister, Tammy; brothers, Jordan, Tracey, Neceya, Brian; sister, Sarah; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. A time of calling will be held on will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. -Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2019



CAPARULO -ROSAMOND K. KEEFE passed with peace and grace on July 23, 2019 with her loving daughter at her side.  Rosamond was born in Cameron Mills, New York, to Frank and Alice Cotton Caparulo in 1924 and lived there much of her life. She married Herman S. Kahn on Dec. 25, 1944. He predeceased her in 1964. She found love and happiness again when she married James F. Keefe on April 1, 1967. He predeceased her in 1981. Known as Rose she grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression. Supporting her widowed mother then and during the war years was very important to her. During her childhood she attended a one room school. She graduated from Addison High School in 1941 and Elmira Business Institute in 1942. She later earned college credit from Penn State University. As a young woman, Rose worked as secretary to a pathologist as St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. When asked how she could stand to take dictation during autopsies, she always said that she never looked up. She also worked at Kennedy Valve as secretary to the purchasing agent. Prior to moving to Towanda, in 1967, Rose was employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Bath, New York. While at Westinghouse, she served on the Executive Board of the American Flint Glass Workers Union and was involved in four contract negotiations. In Towanda, following her employment at Towanda Wholesale she worked at the Bradford County Board of Assistance where she retired after twenty one years of service. Like so many in her generation, Rose believed strongly in service to her country, community, and family. In Cameron Mills she was actively involved holding offices in the Methodist Church, community wide chicken dinners, and Old Home Day festivities. She was Past Matron of the Cameron Mills Order of Eastern Star. She served as election inspector for many years for the Town of Rathbone and as an airplane observer during the Korean War. In Towanda she served on the Parish Council at Saints Peter and Paul Church and served as a Parish Outreach Visitor providing companionship and Holy Communion to homebound parishioners. She was a familiar face at the Bradford County Manor from her work for Bradford County and as a frequent volunteer for activities with residents and in the gift shop. Rose served as an AARP Tax Aide for ten years. She was a long time supporter of the VFW, animal rights, and area animal shelters. Wherever she lived her lawns were filled with beautiful flowers and bird feeders. When discovered by bears, she dutifully hung her feeders every morning and brought them in every evening. She did aerobics into her sixties and bowled into her eighties. She loved playing her organ and made numerous tapes for her children and grandchildren. Rose enjoyed traveling, square dancing, reading, quilting, knitting, crafts, and lunch with her friends at Fran’s Landing. She loved family picnics and reunions. Hers was a life well lived. Rosamond is survived by her daughter, Betsy (Donald) Stiker; stepdaughter, Janet (Francis) Schrann; stepson, Edward (Dianne) Keefe; brother, Frank (Vonnie) Caparulo; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she is preceded in death by sister, Phoebe Simons; brother, George Caparulo; grandson, Bret J. Keefe; nephew, Tony Caparulo; and her companion pets Angie and Penny. Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, New York. A celebration of her life will be held at the funeral home immediately following calling hours. Burial will immediately follow in Cameron Mills Town Line Cemetery, Cameron Mills, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosamond’s name may be sent to Paradise Garden Animal Haven, 598 Kent Hill Road, Woodhull, NY, Cameron Mills Town Line Cemetery, c/o Irene Smith 6139 County Route 119, Cameron NY or to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison, New York. -Towanda Daily Review 7/27/2019


CHAMBERLAIN -CAROL (CHAMBERLAIN) ALLARD, 80, of Sayre, Pa., passed away early in the morning on June 23, 2019, following an extended period of declining health. Carol was born on August 13, 1938 in Watertown, N.Y., daughter of Irene and Lyle Chamberlain. Years later, it was at the Stone Street Presbyterian Church in Watertown that she met and married the love of her life, Lewis E. Allard. They celebrated 41 years of marriage before Lewis passed in 1998. Carol graduated from Watertown High School in 1956. She was a graduate of Elmira College, and received her Master’s Degree from Plattsburgh State University. Carol enjoyed her years in the classroom as a teaching assistant at Harlan Rowe Middle School in Athens, Pa., before moving with her husband back to Watertown, N.Y. There she was employed by Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, as a Resource room and Consultant Teacher, until retiring. She often described her love of teaching and her joy in the time spent with her students. After retirement, she eventually moved back to Athens/Sayre, Pa. Carol’s passions included sewing, crafts, gardening, and cooking. Over her lifetime, she enjoyed working with the Girl Scouts, school activities, helping with the Salvation Army dinners, singing with the Valley Chorus and church choirs, and working on church-related activities. She was an ordained Deacon with the Presbyterian Church, and served for many years on the Boards in Watertown, N.Y., Athens, Pa., and Waverly, N.Y. More recently, Carol became a member of the Athens United Methodist Church in Athens, Pa. Carol will be remembered for love of family and friends, her smile, and her favorite sayings, “It is what it is, but it will become what you make of it” and “Eat dessert first- Life is short.” Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Tim Teeter, of Pottstown, Pa., sister, Janet Chamberlain, of Greenwood, S.C., brother, Larry Chamberlain, and his wife Alice, of Lexington, MI, brother, Dennis Chamberlain, and his wife Mary, of Centennial, CO, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S Main St, Athens PA, with Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN or to the Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarship for the Class of 1956, 131 Washington St, Watertown, NY in memory of Carol (Chamberlain) Allard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 6/26/2019


CHAPMAN -PENNY A. PALMER, 50, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Penny Ann, “P.J.” to family, was born April 24, 1969 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Ralph H. Chapman II and Theora F. (Wilson) Stahle. Penny enjoyed music and in younger years sang in her church’s choir. Following high school, she attended and graduated from the Empire Beauty School, located in Williamsport. On Aug. 16, 1997 she married her beloved partner, Robert “Sam” Palmer on top of Cedar Ridge in Canton Township. For several years, Penny assisted Sam as secretary/bookkeeper at the family’s business, Palmers Garage & Towing in Canton until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Penny loved the outdoors and going for walks so to enjoy all that nature had to offer.  She was a frog memorabilia collector and an avid reader.  Most important throughout life was her strong devotion to family and the times spent caring for them, especially her grandchildren. In addition to Sam, her husband of 21 years, surviving are her children and their spouses, Angel (Stahle) Hutto of Canton, Richard Jr. and Kayla Stahle of Troy, Thomas Huslander Jr., Hunter Palmer, Samantha Palmer and her Fiancé Brandon Wilcox, all of Canton; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Rodnee, Kiah, Deegan, Talon, Keenan, Kainan, Kamryn, Richard “Little Ricky,” Kinzleigh; siblings and their spouses, Jerry Vittorio of Canton, Terina and Denny Marconi of Lock Haven, Patsy VanDyke of Bloomsburg, Ralph Chapman and Becky Sechrist both of Roaring Branch; step-father, Raymond Stahle of Troy; fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law, Robert “Bobby” and Ruth Palmer, Kathlene and Dale Best, all of Canton; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins; and her faithful pets, Hank the dog and Mister the cat.  She was predeceased by her parents; grandparents, James and Nina Wilson; step mother, Debbie Chapman; and sister-in-law; Kimberly Brown. A private burial and service to celebrate Penny’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton is in trusted care of arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 6/102019


HAROLD JOHN CHILSON, 62, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on March 14, 1957 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of the late James and Anna Mae (Kelley) Chilson. Harold was a graduate of Athens High School and also attended Penn State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Harold resided at Keystone Manor and served as the recreational director. He was a dedicated volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels and at Sayre House. He enjoyed watching TV, playing cards, especially poker, golfing and tennis. He was a member of the American Legion Post #246 and the Disabled American Veterans. He is predeceased by his brothers, William, James, Michael, and David Chilson; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Wilma Chilson; and his niece, Carey Ellis Cairns. Harold is survived by his daughter, Jamie Heath of Summerfield, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Paul Lee and Beverly Chilson of Monroeton, Pennsylvania; sister, Anna Mae Ellis of Summerfield; sisters-in-law, Linda Chilson of Watkins Glen, New York, Yvonne Valdez of Sayre and Hazel Northrup of Florida; special niece and nephew, Yvonne Johnson and Robert Chilson and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. -Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2019


LEWIS FITCH CLARK, JR., a native son of Waverly, but a longtime resident of Highland, Ind., died on May 31, 2019 at age 89. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Brown) Clark, and his parents, Lewis F. Clark Sr. and Charlotte (Manning) Clark of Waverly. Lew is survived by his seven children, Lewis F. Clark III of Chicago, Marjorie Clark of Highland, Kathleen (Steven) Miller of Little Rock, Ark., James Clark of Griffith, Ind., Dee (Sanusi) Mutuwa of Cedar Lake, Ind., Glenn Clark (Gregory Lebel) of Takoma Park, Md., and Robert (Heather) Clark of Valparaiso, Ind. He loved and was greatly loved by his 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Raised as an only child in Waverly, N.Y., he was a 1947 graduate of Waverly High School and, while local, a member of North Waverly Chapel. Lew served in the Army during the Korean War, graduated from Trinity College of Florida, where he met his wife, and retired after many years as a manager at Inland Steel in East Chicago, Ind. Lew was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and was a longtime elder at Christian Fellowship Church in Hammond, Ind. His memory will be cherished for his friendly greeting, his big laugh, the many visits he made to the sick and elderly, his faithful prayers, and for the thousands of homemade cookies he gave in love. A celebration of Lew’s life will be held at Christian Fellowship Church on what would have been his 90th birthday, Friday, June 14. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you make a donation to Pacific Garden Mission or the charity of your choice in his memory. -Sayre Morning Times 6/12/2019


JAMES H. COLES, 88, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away July 18, 2019, peacefully at home while surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy, the only child was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Schwenksville, to the late Dr. James G. Coles and Mila (Worthing) Coles. He attended Schwenksville High School and graduated in 1949. Shortly after graduating, James enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served during the Korean War as an Airman First Class. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Rothenberger on March 30, 1952 in Saxton. They raised three children and shared 67 wonderful years together. Jim was always a hard worker. He was a union electrician of IBEW Local 380 out of Collegeville, for 37 years and in the summer months, aside from his full-time employment, paved and sealed driveways. Jim had a strong faith in his Lord and Savior. He was a life member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Saxton, and a Deacon at the Heidelberg Reformed Church in Schwenksville. Jimmy loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and watching Nascar racing. He was also an avid antique collector. During his retirement Jim honed his talents restoring his many wood and metal antiques he collected throughout the years. Surviving are his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Marti (Terry) Detweiler of Troy, Faye Kauffman of Towanda; son, James “Gaf” (Patty) Coles of Arizona; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild on the way; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Dr. James Coles on Jan. 7, 1955 and his mother Mila (Worthing) Coles on Aug. 24, 1957. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019 with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. on July 26, 2019 at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, with Pastor George Odgen officiating the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. in Fockler Cemetery in Saxton with full Military Honors accorded. In Lieu of flowers consider a donation in Mr. Coles’ name to the Church of Christ, 2485 Sylvania Road, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 7/20/2019


CONNELLY -RUTH E. LANDON, 95, formerly of Landon Lane, Cogan House passed peacefully Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Williamsport Home. Born July 9, 1924, in Cogan House she was last living child of the late Clyde and Rella (Taylor) Connelly. Ruth graduated from Liberty High School and was a lifelong member of Cogan House Christian Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her children on the farm and teaching them the core values of life. Ruth was an exceptional cook and seamstress. Ruth may have told you she lived a simple life; however, she was anything but that. She was a woman who humbly served Jesus, her community, and her family with grace and generosity. Whether you needed a hot cup of coffee, a meal, a listening ear, or a prayer, Ruth knew how to make you feel welcome as soon as you entered her home. Surviving are her children, Ann Marie Delong of North Carolina, David Landon of Cogan Station, Steven Landon (Cynthia) of California, Janet Ulmer (Garry) of Cogan Station, Julie Williams (Dave), of Linden and Philip Landon (Penny) of Trout Run; her grandchildren, Jerone Landon, Clifford Landon, Sable Landon, Sarah Kuehne, Abbie Allison, Eric Williams, Nickolas Landon, Quinn Landon and Zackariah Landon and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Naomi Horner, John, Paul and Joe Connelly and her grandson, Gregg DeLong. A funeral service to honor the life of Ruth will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 19 at Cogan House Community Church, 3782 Cogan House Road, Trout Run, PA. Burial will follow in Summit Cemetery, White Pine. Ruth had a heart for missions and those in need of kindness and compassion. She embodied what it means to trust God and have unwavering faith in all situations and seasons of life. She truly lived her faith and was a beacon on a hill for so many of us who were blessed to know her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA. -Sanders Mortuary 7/17/2019


COX -LINDA L. WERTMAN, 67, of Muncy passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born in Laporte on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Bruce L. and Irene M. Curtis Cox. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, loved the country and the outdoors. She is survived by three daughters, Dawn M. (Brian) Boore, of Muncy, Karla S. (Raymond) Sellers, of Hughesville, and Tessa L. (Bobby) Wertman, of Milton; a brother, Jack Cox, of Bradford; two sisters, Beatrice Heinrich, of Nordmont, and Donna Huey, of Camp Verde, Ark.; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Linda is predeceased by a grandson, Jesse Temple, one sister and six brothers. Family and friends are invited to attend Linda's memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at Kedron United Methodist Church, 14725 Route 220, Strawbridge, with Ronald E. Carr officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit 7/18/2019


VERNON D. DEGRANGE, age 78, of Mercur Hill, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Darway Eldercare and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family at his side. Vernon was born April 6, 1941, in Pennington, New Jersey, son of the late Carl and Mary Miss Degrange. He attended Delhaas High School in Bristol, Pennsylvania. After high school, Vernon attended art school, and then was drafted into the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966. After being honorably discharged he worked as a mechanic for Morrell Tractor. Vernon married Carolyn Reblock of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 26, 1984, and they celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last year. In 1984, they moved to the Mercur Hill area, where he worked for Standing Stone Township until retiring. Vernon enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He liked hunting, playing pool, building and fixing things around their property. He loved watching the History Channel. He also loved animals, having raised many different types over the years. He was a member of John Billington VFW Post No. 6495, Levittown, Pennsylvania, and American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Surviving are his spouse, Carolyn at home; former spouse, Carolyn McNeil (mother of daughters) of Phoenix, Arizona; daughters, Janee DeGrange of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Desiree DeGrange of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Zachary Reeves of Renton, Washington, Chandler DeGrange-Dunn of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Brooke Irvine of Discovery Bay, California. He was predeceased his sister, Betty Cleary, and five brothers, Robert, Marvin, Gene, Ralph and Jimmy Degrange. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Jason Laudermilch, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. until the start of the service at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the U.S. Army Honor’s Detail. -Towanda Daily Review 6/11/2019


DENNIS A. DEPEW, 76, of Denton, Texas, passed away after a brief illness at Carriage Home Assisted Living on June 24, 2019. He was born Oct. 16, 1942 in Sayre. He was received by his wife Nancy in Heaven, who passed away in 2016. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Helen Depew. He is survived by his daughters: Colleen and Peter Nash and granddaughter Nora Nash of Argyle, Texas, and Shea and Roy Gilland and grandsons: Daniel and Christian Gilland of Fort Worth, Texas, also a brother Terry and Susan Depew of Milan, Pa., and several nieces. He was a 1960 graduate of SRU High School. He served four years in the United States Coast Guard. He worked at Sylvania in Towanda for 19 years, 10 years for Texas Instruments, from where he retired, and later he went back to work for Raytheon in Texas. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was also an avid photographer, where he loved to attend air shows and take photographs of various planes. A memorial service was held July 22, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, with a full Coast Guard military ceremony. A memorial service/picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. for friends and family at the home of Terry and Susan Depew, 606 Chamberlain Road, Mialn, Pa. Any contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. -Sayre Morning Times 7/26/2019


DAVID L. DEWALD, 64, of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. David was born in Bloomsburg on Monday, December 20, 1954 and was the son of Harry O. DeWald of Hughesville and the late Josephine A. Watts DeWald. David served his country honorably in the US Army during the time of the Vietnam War. He served with distinction in postings in Germany, Hawaii, and Fort Meade. David worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he built a reputation as a fair minded and effective leader. In 1996, he was recognized nationally as the Correctional Services Staff Member of the Year. He was a member of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church of Muncy. David was an avid hunter and fisherman who found peace outdoors. He is survived by his father Harry, a son Michael W. (Melissa) DeWald of Hanover, PA, a daughter, Lee Ann (Mario) Gattullo of Great Meadows, NJ, two brothers; Dale DeWald of Georgia, Dean DeWald of Lebanon, a sister, Diane DeWald of Lebanon, and by three grandchildren. David is predeceased by his mother, Josephine A. Watts DeWald. Relatives and friends are invited to attend David’s viewing on Friday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the McCarty Thomas Funeral Home 557 E. Water St. Hughesville. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen R. Smith officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Full military honors be accorded at the funeral home on Saturday. In David’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Wesleyan Church 994 E. Penn St. Muncy, PA. -Funeral home obit 6/11/2019


DIXON -ROCHELLE JOELLEN MCCARL (DIXON), age 58, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Pine Crest Nursing Home, while under the care of Ministry Hospice. She was born on Jan. 10, 1961 to Wade and Jeannette (Strope) Dixon at Fort Mead, Maryland. Her father preceded her in death. Rochelle attended and graduated from Towanda High in Pennsylvania, and continued her education for another two years for an LPN degree. She worked as an LPN for some time, but found a true passion in the food service industry. Rochelle was a people person, and enjoyed waitressing, bartending and being a catering manager. She enjoyed being around and visiting with people. Rochelle was a loving person that looked forward to spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a strong animal advocate, and would volunteer as the local rescue shelters. Rochelle loved to go to flea markets and garage sales, she would always find a treasure! She helped and gave to others whenever she had the opportunity. Rochelle will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered. Rochelle is survived by her mother, Jeannette Watkins (Dixon) of Pennsylvania; husband and life-long friend, Jack McCarl of Gleason; sons, Richard Dixon of Michigan and William McCarl of Merrill; cherished grandchildren, Felicity, Atlas, Melody and Harmony; and sister, Robin (John) Accarino of New York; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Wade Dixon; step-father, Carl Watkins; grandmother, Eleanor Strope; and brother, Jim Dixon. Per Rochelle’s request, no services will be held. Waid Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/11/2019


DAVID G. FLEMING, 56, of Chemung, NY passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was predeceased by his father, David G. Fleming Sr. and son, Daniel. David is survived by his loving wife, Dana Thompson Fleming; mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Fleming; children, Brett (Megan), Bridget (Justin), Ethan (Alyssa) and Eli; siblings, Teresa Ringo, Kathleen (Ted), Eileen (James) Van Riper, Nancy (Keith) Wells, Joseph (Holly), Peter and Timothy (Rosa); Pop Pop to Sean, Lucy and Reagan; Dwight, Frida and Pam; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. David was a dairy farmer at heart and ran the farm in Chemung for 22 years. He was a man that could fix or build anything and was close to finishing a dream of his of opening a Gun Shop. He was a member of the Sullivan Trail Rod & Gun Club. He loved his animals and always had a special connection to them. David had built his own bandsaw sawmill at home. He loved his tractors and tanks. He loved his ducks, chickens and Llamas. He was single handedly responsible for repopulating the Mallard population is the Southern Tier. David was a proud cancer survivor of over 12 years. He served proudly in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves for 13 years and separated as an E-6 SSG and he was a tank commander. David's standard response to any question or statement was "That'll be ok." The family would like to send a special thank you to Phil, Amy and Alyssa. A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Pastor Michael Spencer officiating. Memorial donations may be made in David's name to the March of Dimes or Guthrie Cancer Center. -Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/2019


FRANKE -TERESA FRANKE THOMAS, age 81 of Pine City, NY and Dunedin, FL passed away on July 20, 2019. Teresa was born in Coudersport PA, the daughter of James and Kathryn Franke. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Calvin; daughter, Marcella Friends;and brother-in-law, Fred Johnson. She is survived by her sons, John (Christine) Thomas of Elmira, NY and Paul (Michelle) Thomas of Pine City, NY; son-in-law, Robert Friends of Enola, PA; grandchildren, Amanda (Yoandi) Interian, Graham Thomas, Rebecca Friends, Emily Thomas, and Adam Thomas; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas (Judy) Franke of Coudersport, PA, Elizabeth Johnson of Sanford, NC, and Mary Jane (Frank) Weeks of Roulette, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Teresa was a graduate of Pennsylvania's Edinboro State Teachers College, and Elmira College in Elmira, NY with a Masters of Education. Teresa was an artist whose kind encouragement sparked the love of art in thousands of students in the Elmira City School District throughout her distinguished career. In her retirement she rekindled her passion for capturing the beauty around her in pastels while studying and painting at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. A celebration of Teresa's life will be held this fall, at a date and time to be announced. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/24/2019


DONALD LEE GARRETT passed away on June 14, 2019 at his home. Don was born in Sellersville, Oct. 7, 1949. Don was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a certified scuba diver, motorcyclist, and outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Hunting Association. Don was a tractor trailer driver and retired from Indian Valley Bulk Carriers, Tylersport, after over 20 years of employment. He purchased his property here in Bradford County in 1995 and that is where he built his dream home. Don spent his retirement in Columbia Cross Roads, where he enjoyed the beautiful view of mountainsides, acres of pasture and the wildlife that frequented his property. His passion was his animals. Don loved his dogs, Toby and Sully, his five horses, Lucy, Major, Faaz (Faazy), Rusty (Miggie), and Dalton. He also cared for several stray cats that made his property their home. Don was preceded in death by his mom, Doris Garrett, and dad, S. Donald Garrett. He is survived by his brother, Darren Garrett, and sister-in-law, Valerie Keeler of Silverdale. Don will be sadly missed by his close friends, who considered him family. A Veteran Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. July 20, 2019 at the Troy Vets Club in his honor. Don served his country at a time when the country did not respect those who sacrificed everything for our freedom and way of life. That war changed his life forever and this memorial service is intended to finally give him the welcome home he should have gotten all those years ago. Donations can be made in Don’s honor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. -Towanda Daily Review 7/13/2019


DANIEL J. 'GILLY' GILBERT age 68 of Elmira died peacefully at home on his farm, Sunday, July 21, 2019, a place he loved and lived for nearly 50 years. Gilly was born and raised in Elmira a son of the late Andrew and Frances (Wolfe) Gilbert. He is also predeceased by his sister Catherine Rose Gilbert. Gilly is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Patricia A. and Gerald Sweeney of Albany NY; niece Kelly (Joseph) Ahearn of Troy NY with son Aiden; friend and companion Kerry Keck Ames of Elmira; canine companion Matty; special family friends, Sheila Hungerford, Greg and Julie Hungerford, Colleen and Mark Titus, David Carr; along with many other good friends. Gilly was a 1969 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He served in the US Army from January 1971 until January 1973. Gilly worked with NYS Department of Corrections, retiring in 2000, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Gilly was a member of the White Eagles Club and the American Legion Post #443. He was an avid golfer and New York Yankee fan. One of Gilly's greatest joys was watching the sunsets from his home on the farm. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. A funeral service, with military honors will follow at 6:00 p.m. Those wishing may remember Gilly with a donation to either, the SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY or the Vietnam Veterans of America, 1200 Davis St., Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/24/2019


GOBLE -BARBARA JEAN ROGERS, age 82, a lifelong resident of Litchfield, Pa., passed away on June 9, 2019 after a brief battle with leukemia. Barbara was born on Sept. 29, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Millard and Bernice (Nichols) Goble. Barbara was a graduate of Sayre High School in 1954. On June 9, 1955 at the Litchfield United Methodist Church, she married Jack Laverne Rogers of Athens, Pa. Barbara often made mention of the fact that she became a member of this church when she was only 12 years old. Barbara’s roots with the church go even deeper, however, as her parents were living in the church parsonage at the time of her birth. Barbara loved to cook and she adored children. She managed to incorporate those two loves into a career as a cook in the cafeteria with the Sayre Area School District. Barbara especially looked forward to cooking for the 6th grade class when they went on an overnight field trip to Camp Brule at the end of each school year. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Jack L. Rogers; her two sons and daughters-in-law, John Wesley and Ruth Ann (Hubbard/McDonald) Rogers of Naples, Fla., and Shawn Laverne and Kimberly Ann (Merrill) Rogers of Chazy, N.Y. Barbara is also survived by two sisters, Janice Jones of Waverly, N.Y., and Nancy Depue of Gainesville, Fla. Surviving brother-in-law and sisters-in-law are Ed and Jean Rogers of Merritt Island, Fla., Marjorie (Schill) Rogers of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Rosie Ackley of Sayre, Pa. Barbara has four grandchildren, Jennifer (Rogers) Rad and her husband Michael of King of Prussia, Pa., Steven Rogers of Naples, Fla., Nolan Rogers of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Spencer Rogers of Burlington, Vt. She has two great-grandchildren, Sean and Aralyn Rad of King of Prussia, Pa. Additionally, Barbara is survived by 21 nieces and nephews, along with their spouses and children. She is survived by neighbor Jack Pond of Litchfield, Pa., who Barb often referred to as “my third son.” Last, but not least, Barbara is survived by her beloved black cat, Sammy. Barbara was preceded in death by her sister Audrey Warner and brothers-in-law Ray Raupers, Sam Northrup, Walter Ackley, Robert Warner, Harry Jones, Gerald Depue and Wayne Rogers. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, June 13 from 10-11 a.m. at the Litchfield United Methodist Church, 2759 Litchfield Road, Sayre, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of Barbara’s life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Austin officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Following the services, a luncheon and time of sharing will be held at the Litchfield Fire Station, 1773 Lee Road, Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, c/o Brett Rogers, 2759 Litchfield Road, Sayre, PA in loving memory of Barbara Jean Rogers. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. -Sayre Morning Times 6/12/2019


JESSE B. GOODWIN, age 92, of Laceyville, known as “Jake” to his friends and loved ones, passed from this earth on Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019 at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jake was born in Luzerne, on July 28, 1926, the son of the late Gladys (Taylor) and Leslie Harris. He served his country in the US Army during WWII with the 340th Engineer Construction Battalion in the Philippines. He was a dairy farmer with Donald Arthur at his farm, The Braintrim Farm, for many years. He was also employed with Taylor Packing as a security guard. He was a member of the Rought Hall American Legion Post No. 510. He enjoyed woodworking, woodburning, tinkering, and the outdoors. He took great pleasure in working with tractors, mowing his yard, and tending the garden. Most of all he enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family. Jake married Millie Jo Pennay on Aug. 16, 1947. They were married for 70 years before her passing on Feb. 15, 2018, and raised a family of six. Their children are as follows: Bonnie (James) Manahan of Warrenton, Virginia; Gary (Kathie) Goodwin of East Smithfield; Mark (Barbara) Goodwin of Gloucester, Virginia; Teri (Jim) Burgess of Dillsburg; Tim (Dianna) Goodwin of Wyalusing; and Todd (Lynelle) Goodwin of Wyalusing. He is also survived by his 25 grandchildren (including spouses) and 26 great-grandchildren, with another three on the way; his brother-in-law, Harold Pennay of Silvara; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as his sisters, Margaret Honeywell, Helen Newhart, Gertrude Pennay and Hettie Tinna. A memorial service for Jake will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, with Reverend Lloyd Vaughn of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the members of the Rought Hall American Legion Post No. 510, the Dennis Strong American Legion Post No. 457, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post No. 3583. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit who have provided care and comfort for their father. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jake’s name to the Rought Hall American Legion Post No. 510, 328 Old Route 6, Laceyville, PA -Towanda Daily Review 7/19/2019


NORMAN H. GRISWOLD age 90 of Pine Valley, NY and Sebastian, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Norm was born and raised in Elmira, a son of Howard A. and Helen (Pepper) Griswold. He is predeceased by his brother Leon Griswold. Norm is survived by his wife Annice W. Griswold, with whom he celebrated 69 years of marriage on March 25, 2019; son and daughter-in-law Mark H. and Virginia Griswold of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law Pamela G. and James Connor of Pine Valley, with her son Eric Callis; sister and brother-in-law Lois and Hank Landmesser of South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Priscilla Griswold of Big Flats and Janice McInroy of Anaheim CA; brother-in-law Donald Winters of Anaheim CA; along with several nieces and nephews. Norm was a man of many talents. He was the owner and president of Elmira Quality Printers, a three generation family business. He was president of G&W Developing building numerous apartments and single family homes in the Horseheads/Big Flats area. Norm was also the builder and one of original owners of The Pour House in Elmira Heights. Following his lifelong passion for flying, he acquired his private pilot's license at the age of 16 and went on to obtain commercial, instrument, single and multi-engine land and sea licenses. He owned 8 single engine and 2 twin engine aircrafts in his 72 years of flying. He was a founding member of the local Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter #533 and a member of the Horseheads Rotary Club. In following his wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/14/2019


RICHARD P. 'STICKER' HARTMAN, age 79 of Knoxville passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019. Born August 14, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Margaret E. (Anderegg) Hartman. He married Donna (Doan) and retired from Joyce Western/Otis Eastern pipeline construction. Sticker was a life member of Galeton Moose Lodge #826 and a social member of the Knoxville Deerfield Fire Company. He enjoyed golf, all sports, especially the Bills and Pirates and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna; his children, Michele and Daren Hager, Brian and Wilma Cary, Terry and Tara Cary and Carol and Rick Collins; grandchildren, Jessica, Alicia, Brande, Kristy, Bobbie Jo, Damieon, Kelly, Jennifer, Cheryl, Morgan, Colton and Taylor; 18 great grandchildren, two nephews, Michael and Allen and a niece, Debbie. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Cary; grandson, Robert Michael Cary and his sister, Peg Burrous. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. There will be an Order of the Moose service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, PA. -Kenyon Funeral Home obit 7/23/2019


HAVENS -SHIRLEY J. HAVENS WOLFF, 84, passed away July 24, 2019 in Palm Bay, Fla. She graduated from Athens High School in 1953. Shirley lived most of her life in Syracuse, N.Y. She spent time in Arizona and Florida. She was under the care of her niece, Linn Powers, for many years. Shirley is survived by daughter, Mellissa Murray of Buffalo, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Jessica of Hamburg, N.Y., Brittany of Dayton, N.Y., Kayleigh of Syracuse, N.Y.; six great-grandchildren, Billie, Adrianne, Donavan, Adam, Rodney, Leila; sisters and brother, Dawn Alliger of Waverly, N.Y., Judith Ford of Tucson, Ariz., Cindy Basinger of Pinetop, Ariz., Carleton Havens of Sebastian, Fla., Carolyn Griffith of Benson, Ariz., Robin Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Susan Vargo of Michigan; nieces and nephews, Stephen, Scott, Shannon, Shawn, Michael, Nichelle, Serena, Ronald, Louie, Michael, Linn, Mari Rose, Debra, Christine (Carson) of Maryland, Art and Colleen of Maryland. Shirley was a big sports fan and loved Joe Namath. She was predeceased by her father and mother, John Havens and Elaine Havens; sister, Linda Ellsworth; and Robert Wolff. -Sayre Morning Times 7/26/2019


HOLDREN -E. ANN EVANS, 81, of Trout Run passed peacefully with her family by her side Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at home. Surviving is her loving husband Alden J. Evans, Sr., whom she wed on November 22, 1957 in Calvert, PA and spent 61 years creating a life with. Born January 18, 1938, in Montoursville she was a daughter of the late Jason W. and Elsie Ann (Mundrick) Holdren. Ann was a 1955 graduate of Montoursville High School. She had worked at numerous jobs and retired from Hope Enterprises as a group home manager but her most significant role in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Ann attended Trout Run United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting, bird watching, gardening and growing flowers. In her earlier years, she could be found square dancing with her husband. Ann loved the beach, traveling and spending time anywhere she could throw her fishing line in the water. An avid mystery reader, she also enjoyed all kinds of books and she will always be remembered for her homemade fudge and Mommy’s fruit cake recipe. Ann’s kind and compassionate ways made her a mother and best friend to all. Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, William W. Evans, of Cogan Station, Kimberly A. Holdren (Michael), of Liberty, Jeffery A. Evans (Candy), of Rome, NY., Michele S. Ludwig (Donald), of Williamsport, Alden J. Evans Jr. (Rebecca), of Trout Run, and Liliana Sagrista (Jorge), of Ocala, FL.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters, Sandra Thompson (Sheldon) and Mary Phillips both of Trout Run. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Yvonne M. Evans, two daughter in laws, Judy L. Evans and Ruth M. Evans, 6 brothers, Jerry, Bill, Roy, Lawrence, Cliff, and Joe Holdren, and 2 sisters, Betty Helm and Carol Fleming. A memorial service to honor the life of Ann will be announced at a later date. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the UPMC Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice team and Comfort Keepers. Memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to Hope Enterprises, ATTN: Gifts Dept, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA. -Sanders Funeral Home 6/20/2019


RALPH E. HORST of Canton entered peacefully into rest Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 72. He was the husband of Dorcas E. (Martin) Horst, to whom he was married 52 years. He was born on Jan. 16, 1947 in Hagerstown, Maryland, son of the late Irvin and Mable (Martin) Horst. He was a member of the Towanda Creek Mennonite Church of West Franklin, and served as bishop in the church. He is survived by his wife, Dorcas of Canton; 12 children, Emeline Jones and husband, Robbie of Hephzibah, Georgia, Lyndora Swartzentruber and husband, Jason of Glade Spring, Virginia, James Horst and wife, Marla of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, Timothy Horst and wife, Judy of Rawlins, Wyoming, Joanna Gerber and husband, Luke of Antigo Wisconsin, Kristina Gerber and husband, Marlin of Mt. Stelring, Kentucky, Titus Horst and wife, Sharon of Grayson, Kentucky, Kathaleen Gerber of Thamesville, Ontario, Paul Horst and wife, RuthAnne of Withee, Wisconsin, Arlin Horst and wife, Lynelle of Long Creek, Oregon, Marilyn Mast and husband, Leonard of Pedernales, Mexico, Dale Horst and wife, Stephanie of Fredericksburg; four sisters, Esther Martin and husband, Elvin, Arlene Horst, Orpha Martin and husband, Darrel, Mary Jane Martin and husband, James; and two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Horst and Joy Horst. He will be fondly remembered by 71 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Horst and Roy Horst. The community of friends and family are invited to a viewing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at New Life Church, 299 McMurray Road, Canton, and a viewing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, 134 Center Road, Mt. Pleasant Mills. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at God’s Missionary Church, 1653 Creek Road, Middleburg. As a family, we wish to extend a special thanks to the church family, friends and community who have shared with us during our loss. A special thanks is extended to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton, for assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 6/21/2019


HORTON -BEVERLY J. TEETER, 82, of Corning, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at home. She leaves this world to reunite with her husband, the love of her life, Robert Teeter. She called him "My Bob."Beverly was born in Addison, N.Y. to Emma A. (Hamilton) Horton on April 8, 1937. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She was a strong and kind woman. She worked at Penn Yan Boat Company for 12 years, first as an operations employee and then was promoted to supervisor. She enjoyed homemaking, traveling and motorcycling with her husband, gardening, picnicking, horses and country music. She loved her family dearly. Beverly is survived by her daughters: Cheryl (David) of Knoxville, Tenn.; Yvette (Paul) of Corning, N.Y. and step-daughter Lisa (Ken) of Cross Plains, Tenn.; sons: Kim of Palm Bay, Fla., George (Dawn) of Corning, N.Y., and Bruce (Bridgett) of Lindley, N.Y., step-son Bob (Barb) of Corning, N.Y.; sisters: Doris (Bill) of Jersey Shore, Sharon of Addison, N.Y., and Linda (Jerry) Neal of New York; brothers: Frank (Joan) of Dundee, N.Y., Joe (Connie) of Wayne, N.Y., and Dick (Shirley) of New York; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her one true love, Bob, mother Emma, son Terry, step-daughter, Jenny, baby grandson Georgie C. II, sister Lucy, and brothers Earl, Charlie and Willard. Memorial donations may be made to CareFirst, Corning N.Y. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the wonderful caregivers that helped make every day better and more comfortable for our Mom, but especially to the team that helped her through to the end of her journey: Cheryl Rodriguez (Granddaughter), Bridgett Teeter (daughter in-law), Connie Brown-Knapp, and Jennifer Cash. You are all special people. A memorial service will be held for the family and friends at The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, July 25, at 6 p.m. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Corning, N.Y. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. will be handling the funeral arrangements. -Wellsboro Gazette 7/24/2019


RAYMOND E. 'RAY' HORTON - Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear….Our hearts were broken on Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019 with the passing of our loving dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and friend Raymond E. “Ray” Horton, 86, of Smithboro. Ray, as he was affectionately known by his family as “Curly,” was born on November 14, 1932 in Sheshequein Township, Pa, a son of the late Murray Martin and Edna Pauline (French) Horton. Ray was a graduate of the Waverly High School and proudly served his country with the US Navy from 1951-1955. On a cold November 15th in 1953, Raymond married Patricia Heyman, together they shared nearly 62 years of marriage until her passing on March 11, 2015. Ray was employed at the Grand Union for several years and for over twenty-five years was employed by IBM–Owego. Ray was a devoted member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church and the Tioga Masonic Lodge #534. For many years, Ray oversaw and was caretaker of the Smithboro Cemetery. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and treasured the many family camping trips. A true sports enthusiast, Ray always looked forward to attending Tioga and Waverly sporting events. In addition, he also enjoyed watching the Dodgers and NY Giants play. Morning coffee at the Dandy and attending the IBM Retirees Breakfast Club were the highlight of his days. The glimmer in his eye and smile will be greatly missed by his family. Those left to cherish Ray’s memory are: his children Stephen D. and his wife Rebecca Horton of Chemung; Cheryl A. Horton of Spencer, and Susan and her husband Robert Walkley of Tioga Center, his sister Patricia Carol Luther of Waverly; his special grandchildren: Anthony and Stefanie Horton; Nathon and Jessica Horton; Jason Horton; Gregory and Justina Walkley; Janelle Walkley; Scott Walkley; and Kari Walkley; his great-grandchildren: Travis, Henry, Everett, Averie and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his newest great-grandson in September. His brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Kathi and Richard Andress who were our special angels and caregivers to Dad over the last year; Earle “Sonny” and Jan Heyman; Barbara and Bernard Vallilee; Ray is also survived by special friends: Marcia O’Donnell, John and JoAnne Goble, Paul and Shirley Madigan, Judy Catlin, Doug and Linda Kinney, Pat and Patti Kinney, Mary Lou Kinney and Sean Monagan and Fred Michel. Numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. We are so grateful for the kindness shown to us by Dr. Barb and the love and care offered by Dr. Ian Stuppal and Dr. Yalamanchilli — your gentle ways will be with us forever. Ray was predeceased by his parents, his wife Patricia and a brother Richard Horton. Abiding with his wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Smithboro Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY or the Smithboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 37, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Raymond E. Horton. -Sayre Morning Times 6/5/2018


CHARLES F. HOUSEKNECHT, 85, of Springfield Township passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Fink) Houseknecht. The couple married Feb. 27, 1965 and had 54 happy years together. Charlie was born on Aug. 20, 1933 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, son of the late Harold D. and Clara (Hackling) Houseknecht. He was a 1953 graduate of Montoursville High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Charlie was a lifelong farmer and worked hard on the family farm, was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Charlie is survived by his wife Pat; his children, Charlene (Joe) Andrus, Charles F. (Robin) Houseknecht Jr., Melissa (Jim) Rockwell and William (Stacy) Houseknecht; his grandchildren, Paul Andrus, Jessica and Emily Rockwell, Andrew Houseknecht, Hannah, Hope, Hart and Hale Houseknecht; his great granddaughter, Violet Andrus; his siblings, Robert Houseknecht, Sus Toothacher and David Houseknecht; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, John Philip Houseknecht; his brothers, Harold D. Houseknecht Jr., Chester Houseknecht and Alvin Houseknecht; along with his sister, Janet Bittner. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 1214 Redington Ave., Troy, PA. The celebration of life service to honor Charlie will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the church with Pastor Timothy Robson of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA has been trusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA or to Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 1214 Redington Ave. Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 6/23/2019


GARY E. KELLEY SR., age 68, of, Mansfield, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Troy Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1951 in Troy, PA, a son of Milan and Betty (Carnwright) Kelley. Gary enjoyed fishing. He is survived by three sons, Gary (Carol) Kelley, Jr., of NC, Bradley (Linda) Kelley of NC, Brian (Patricia) Kelley of NC; two daughters, Michelle (Tannas) Rogers of NC, Bridget (David) Harris of NC; 21grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two sisters, Beverly Wilcox of Mansfield, PA, Diane Chapman of FL; two step sisters, Kitty Dillon, SueAnn Yeldington; step brother, Pete Ruger. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Milan Kelley, Jr., "Buddy".  A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 from Noon to 2PM at the Roseville Community Center, Roseville, PA. Pastor Ed Siddle will be officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Funeral home obit


DAVID MARK KELLY, 63, of Spring Hill, Florida, on July 6, 2019, succumbed to a hard fought battle with illness with his wife and daughters by his side. Dave was a contractor home builder in the Spring Hill, FL, area for over 40 years. He was a lifelong musician who played in various bands most of his adult life. Dave grew up in Wellsburg, NY and graduated from Southside High School in 1974. He was predeceased by his father Donald A. Kelly Jr. in 2009 and is survived by his mother Marion L. Kelly of Sayre, PA. Along with his loving wife of 39 years, Connie Dean Kelly, formerly of Gillette, PA, he is also survived by daughters Cheyenne Kelly and Farrel Inmon of Spring Hill, FL; Danielle Rosado of Springhill FL; and Cayla Kelly of Spring Hill, FL; his siblings: Joseph and Jolene Kelly of Warrenton, VA; James and Kay Kelly of Troy, PA; Jane and Jim Campbell of Wellsburg, NY; Elizabeth (Betty) and Jeff Stoquert of Wellsburg, NY and two grandchildren: Christopher and Farrah. The family ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the LunGevity Foundation in Dave's name. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/13/2019


KETRON -GLORIA A. ROOT - If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever……Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Gloria A. Root, 82, of Smithboro went home to be with her Lord and was reunited with her husband Donald on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Gloria was born on Jan. 15, 1937 in Wichita, Kan., a daughter of the late Louis and Dorothy (Miller) Ketron. At the age of 13, she met the apple of her eye, Donald S. Root, while he proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. On Nov. 10, 1950, she married Don and together they shared over 60 years of marriage. Gloria loved the color pink, treasured the time spent with her family and reading her favorite book – the Bible. She enjoyed going to church and being around her church family. Gloria is survived by her children, G. Ann (Wayne) Benscoter of Kentucky, Donald L. (Shari) Root of Sharon, S.C., Bonita (Bob) Dombroski of Concord, N.C., and Kerry (Kim) Root of Barton, N.Y.; her siblings, Leslie Stutzman, Ramona Jermaine, Dorothy Shaul and Louis Ketron; her sisters-in-law, Annie Root, Bonnie Ketron, Beverly (Douglas) Graham; 22 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Gloria was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Dorothea C. Root; her son, Chris W. Root and her brother, John Albert Ketron. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program, 200 Main St., Suite 5, Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 6/14/2019


WALDO H. KILMER, 84, of Dushore, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home. Born July 16, 1935 in Dushore, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Jennie (Vogt) Kilmer. He and his wife, the former Joan Bennett, celebrated 43 years of marriage on Feb. 21, 2019. Waldo was a graduate of the Loyalsock Joint High School, Class of 1953. Following graduation, Waldo served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home from the war in April of 1964, he began working for the former Estella Telephone Company and continued there until 1977 when he formed his own electrical company, Kilmer Electric. Waldo retired in 2009 after 32 years in business. Giving back to his community was very important to Waldo as he volunteered at the Sullivan County Food Pantry and served as a board member for the Sullivan County Historical Society. He was also a member of the Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F. & A. M. Waldo was an avid reader who also enjoyed genealogy and history. He was a very talented individual who had a keen interest in understanding how various mechanisms operated. Waldo also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Stacey Pardoe (Michael) Shannon of West Lawn, PA; two sons, Mark D. (Shannon) Pardoe of Monroeton and Tracy F. Pardoe of Dushore; six grandchildren, Davin B. Taylor, Dylan T. Taylor, Kendra M. Pardoe, Dave R. Pardoe, Brooke O. Shannon, and M. Hank Shannon; two great-grandchildren, Adisyn N. R. Taylor and Waylon D. Taylor; a niece, Donna Francis of Norcross, Georgia; a nephew, Paul Kilmer of Harrisburg; a mother-in-law, Evelyn M. Higley of Hillsgrove; two great-nieces; and two great-nephews. In addition to his parents, Waldo was preceded in death by his step-mother, Martha Vogt Kilmer; a brother, Max Kilmer; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Kilmer; and an infant granddaughter, Faith Evelyn Shannon. A memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, July 29, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Historical Society or the Sullivan County Library. -Towanda Daily Review 7/27/2019


KILMER -WINIFRED CLAIRE KILMER TERRY passed away peacefully at 101 years of age, on June 15, 2019 in Lockport Rehab & Health Care Center. She was born at home on November 29, 1917 in South Waverly, PA, the first child of Charles B. Kilmer and Hattie (Fritz) Kilmer. She graduated from the Sayre, PA High School in 1935, and later, Elmira Business Institute. She was employed by a law firm in Elmira, NY until 1942. On May 2, 1941, Winifred married Jack R. Terry of Athens, PA. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 65 years until he passed on August 30, 2006. The Terrys lived in Elmira Heights, NY, and Watkins Glen, NY for many years in their early marriage, and in 1967, moved to Wilson, NY where they spent 43 years in their house on the lake. After Jack's death, Winifred moved to Lockport to be near family. Winifred was a member of Exley Methodist Church and a past member of the Gnostic Guild in Wilson, as well as the Wilson Historical Society. She enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, baking, gardening, traveling, and gummy bears. She loved her community and many fondly remember her kindness and sweet nature. Winifred, known to many as Fuzz, is survived by her children Susan (Harry) Blish of Elmira Heights, NY; John (Cynthia) Terry of Watkins Glen, NY; Jan (David) Jordan of Lockport, NY; and Lynn (Gary) Sprague of Wylie, TX; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Janice Sylvester of Kissimmee, FL; dear niece Jacquelyn (Kelly) Becker of Montrose, CO, and many other nieces and nephews. Her siblings, Charles W. Kilmer of Washington State and Mary Alice Merrill of Elmira, NY predeceased her. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday, July 9th from noon - 1PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A short memorial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Fire Company or a charity of one's choice. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/2019

JOHN MICHAEL 'JACK' LAKE - Jack Lake died at his home in Coinjock, NC on March 6, 2019 after struggling with poor health for over two years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Luann Cline, mother of Jack’s son, Brian Michael Lake, who died in 2017 and for whom Jack greatly grieved. Jack was born on June 7, 1948 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA to C. David Lake and Mary Musette Osborne Lake, both of whom are now deceased. His primary and secondary education was within the public school system of Waverly, NY, graduating with the class of 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy following high school and served 10 years, mostly in Norfolk, VA, where he was part of the Navy Seals Training Program. He retired at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following his military service, Jack co-owned and operated a dive shop and dive training facility in Virginia Beach, VA. He concurrently studied at Old Dominion University in Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. His next step was a Master of Science in geology from Boston University in Boston, MA. Geology became a professional and personal passion for him for the remainder of his life; he was truly our “rock man.” His career as a geologist took him to many parts of the United States and he enjoyed sharing those stories. Over the course of his life Jack enjoyed horses, fishing, sky-diving, scuba, golf, spelunking and boating. He owned a few boats, his favorite being “Foxy Cat” in Virginia Beach. In the last years of his life, Jack lived water-side in Coinjock. He was a valued member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Currituck, NC and found great solace and peace within the church community. Surviving Jack is his grandson, Dominic Michael Lake of Catonsville, MD. He is also survived by an older sister, Mary Irene Ortiz (Edwin) of Sarasota, Fl; an older brother, David Edward Lake (Karen), also of Sarasota, and a younger brother, Frank Gregory Lake (Nancy) of Sayre, Pa; as well as three nieces, Susan Witkowski, Laura Lake and Kathryn Lake; three nephews, Jeremy Moulton, Shawn Lake and Kyle Lake; great-nieces, Jenna Weinrich and Kaitlyn Lake; great nephews, Jacob Moulton and Jared Moulton; and several cousins. Jack is also survived by his beloved Aunt Betsy (Mrs. Madeline Swetland of Sayre.) He is missed. Rest in peace dear Jack! -Towanda Daily Review 7/23/2019


LYSA LEIGHTON, 46, of Towanda, formerly of Chester County, Pennsylvania passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home. She was born March 22, 1973 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Michael Leighton and the late Patricia (Smith) Leighton. Lysa graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and spent the majority of her career working at Ricoh Systems as an account manager in her favorite city, Philadelphia. Most recently, she was employed at Cargill, Inc. in Wyalusing. She absolutely loved animals and was actively involved in animal rescue throughout life. She truly found solace in the comfort of animals. Lysa was a voracious reader, enjoyed riding bike to work each day, and traveling to New Orleans and Mexico with her soulmate, Steve. Lysa’s energy will be missed by all that knew her. Besides Lysa’s father and step-mother, Mike and Nancy Leighton of Troy, she is survived by a sister, Julie Leighton of Phoenixville; an aunt, Susan Farrel of Fort Pierce, Florida; an uncle, Lawrence Karas of Tampa, Florida; best friends, Steve, Toni, Nona, Jan and Zinna. She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia; maternal grandparents, Estelle and Raymond Smith; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Roy Leighton; aunts, Barbara Karas and Gail Willes. An open house to celebrate Lysa’s life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 243 Canal St., Phoenixville, PA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the Animal Care Sanctuary Community Clinic at or Red Paw Emergency Relief Team at The Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting Ms. Leighton’s family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/1/2019


LOOP -WORTHA MOREL (nee Loop) WYSS STEWART, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 in Waverly, N.Y., where she has resided for the past 28 years. She was born on Nov. 25, 1918 in New Haven, N.Y., to the late Hermon and Eunice (Tillie) Loop. She grew up in the countryside of Boylston, N.Y., and was graduated from Sandy Creek, N.Y., High School in 1937. Wortha loved nature and walking, was an accomplished violinist, played the piano, and enjoyed dancing, as well as gardening, needlework and cooking. She was an active member of the Nelson, N.Y., Methodist Church, the Home Bureau, and the Cazenovia, N.Y., Choral Club. An avid reader and creative writer, her poem, “Snowfall,” was published in “Treasured Poems of America, Winter 1996,” by Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. Wortha married Milton (Bill) Wyss in December 1937 and they lived on the Wyss Farm in Fenner (Cazenovia), N.Y., where they raised their family. She loved entertaining and their door was always open wide to family and friends. Wortha is survived by her four loving children, Nancy Wyss Gahtan and husband Allan of Chester, N.J., Elizabeth (Betty) Wyss Vasu of Albemarle, N.C., Leonard Wyss of Anaheim, Calif., Larry Wyss and wife Marci of Waverly, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her eight sisters and seven brothers. Services and interment are private. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. -Sayre Morning Times 7/6/2019


KEVIN E. LOWMAN age 49 of Columbia Crossroads, PA, passed away very unexpectedly on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born on February 22, 1970 in Elmira, NY. Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Nancy Blake Lowman. He is survived by his father, Robert E. Lowman; son, Parker Lowman; longtime companion, Billie-Jo Gross; brother, Robert (Traci) Lowman; sisters, Nancy Lowman and Angela Lowman; several nieces, nephews, and close friends and special pet "Davey". It was Kevin's wish that no services be held, but a celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Wyalusing Livestock Market and Auction for their support and assistance to Kevin, as well as to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Emergency Room staff. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/2019


CHARLES WARREN 'CHIP' LUCKMAN 52, of 3630 Covered Bridge Road, Towanda, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home following declining health. “Chip” was born in Sayre, on Aug. 15, 1966, the son of Warren Harry Luckman and Mary Bailey Luckman. Chip attended SRU High School in East Smithfield and in early years worked in construction for a brief time. He worked with Duane Petrucci in his furniture restoration business for a number of years and later opened his own business, Saco Hill Furniture Restoration which he operated until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Chip enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing pool with the Bradford County Pool League. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Heasley Luckman; his mother, Mary Bailey Luckman of Towanda; children, Brandon Luckman of Towanda, Amber Luckman of Towanda; grandson, Jayden Charles Jayne; sister, Tammy (Tim) Glisson of Ulster, several additional siblings, nieces and nephews who were all very special to him. Chip was predeceased by his father, Warren Luckman. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, is assisting the Luckman Family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2019


MALLERY -LINDA ROSENGRANT age 63. She was born January 19, 1956 in Meshoppen, PA, the daughter of Gordon and Frances Irene (Tinna) Mallery and passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital. She was predeceased by her father Gordon. She is survived by companion of 30 years, George Kent, Jr. of Elmira; daughter Melanie Rosengrant of Tunkhannock, PA; mother Frances Mallery of FL; grandchildren Cory and Lexie; great granddaughter Ava; stepchildren J.R. (Tracy) Kent of Elmira, Georgeanna (John) Russen of Cayuta, NY; step grandchildren Britney, Jesse, Tiffany, Joshua; step great grandchildren Zayne, Izaac, Levi, Odaya, Keira and Nate along with her feline companion Mitzi. She played a large part in George's racing career, from providing food to being his biggest supporter. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, July 21st from 2 to 5 p.m. Her memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/19/2019


MANLEY -GENEVERIA E. 'VERA' ROGERS 78, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Vera was born on Sept. 25, 1940 to Samuel and Eleanor Clark Manley in Towanda, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Franklin D. Rogers; along with 13 siblings. Vera is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Nick) Shamot of Sayre and Karen Rogers of Athens, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Kevin Fiske of Gillette, Pennsylvania, Lisa Fiske of Sayre, Cody Rogers of Athens and Sierra Brown of Athens; great grandchildren, Devin Fiske of Rhode Island and Brandii Fiske of Sayre; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Vera loved collecting her butterflies and pigs. She loved to travel, be outside, working in her garden and weeding.  Vera took great pride in her family and enjoyed the many family get-togethers. She worked for 15 years in the Athens School District in the cafeteria. At Vera’s request there will be no services. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. -Towanda Daily Review 7/15/2019


GENE LLEWELLYN MATTISON age 83, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home. Born October 9, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, Gene was the son of the late Eugene Silas and Anna Lucile (Hilbolt) Mattison. Gene is survived by his life partner, Nancy Ray. Three sons, Greg Mattison of Wellsboro, PA, Tim Mattison of Fruita, CO, and Mark Mattison of San Diego, CA. Three grandchildren, Jill Mattison of Wellsboro, PA, Chantel (Paul) Musser of Wood, PA, and Nathan (Courtney) Bradley of Middletown, PA. Four great-grandchildren, Laney, Jace, Emma, and Willow. A sister, Donna (Brant) Muller of Lee, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Gunther. Gene attended a one-room school house in Blackwell, PA and later went to school in Liberty and Wellsboro. Gene would often hike to the top of Gillespie Point as a young boy. Gene was an employee of Dresser Industries in Wellsboro, PA before embarking on a career as a commercial truck driver where he worked for Daily Express, Inc. and other trucking companies. Gene met many people on his trips throughout the United States and truly enjoyed his experiences. Gene enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Gene also enjoyed tracing his family's genealogy, which he recorded with great detail. Gene enjoyed hunting, trout fishing, rafting Pine Creek, bowling, bird-watching, reading, mystery movies and Westerns. Gene's greatest love was for his many dogs that he had throughout his life. Gene, known as Louie to many, was a modest man, but lived a full and rich life. He will be missed. In honor of Gene's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/2019


BRIAN MAY - On Friday, July 5, 2019, Brian May of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly. He was 54 years of age. Born Sept. 9, 1964 in Troy, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Dennis and Patsy (Crain) May.  Brian worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. Surviving are his mother, Patsy May of Canton; son, Matthew May of Vero Beach, Florida; daughter, Jill Schram of Burlington, Pennsylvania; brothers, Tom (and Jamie) May of Canton and Randy May of Montana; grandson, Jacek and granddaughter, Kiya; and special lady in his life, Georgette Wallace of Monroe Township, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis May and brother, Greg May. In keeping with Brian’s wishes, all services are private. -Towanda Daily Review 7/8/2019


JOHN C. MCCUTCHEON, 74, of Sayre, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on July 12, 2019 following a brief illness. John was born on December 18, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Harry and Lena McCutcheon. John graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1965. After several jobs, he ended up retiring from the Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa. after working there for over 35 years. John was a lifelong member of the J E Wheelock’s Hose Company in Milltown. He is survived by his wife, Melodie McCutcheon; brothers Thomas (Faye) McCutcheon, Donald (Shirley) McCutcheon; sons Christopher (Tracy) McCutcheon of Sayre, Pa., John (Jayna) McCutcheon II of Sayre, Pa.; daughter Holly Sinsabaugh of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Chelsea, Madylyn, Morgan and Jayden; numerous nephews and nieces. There will be a celebration of John’s life at the J E Wheelock’s Hose Company in Milltown on Saturday, July 20, 2019 starting at 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St. Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 7/15/2019


JOHN H. MCMANN, 65, of Main Street, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath. Born in Elmira, Sept. 28, 1953 the son of John S. and Jacqueline Farr McMann, he had resided in Almond the past 10 years. He was a graduate of Troy High School in Troy in 1971 from the Triangle Tech in Erie, in 1987 with an associate degree in RHVAC. He honorably served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard from 1971 until 1976. He was a member of the Hornell United Methodist Church and the Alfred Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting. John was employed at the United Cerebral Palsy in Horseheads, NY from 1991 until 2008 and Alfred State Heating Plant from 2008 until 2019. He was predeceased by his parents. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell. He is survived by his wife, Irene McMann of Almond, to whom he was married on Sept. 14, 2002; his step-son, Jerrod Rynders and his wife, Becky of Tucson, Arizona; and grandchildren, Bryce and Sam Rynders; additional grandchildren, River and Sparrow Rynders; their mother, Kristi Rynders and her fiancé, Robert Quinn of Corning; his sister, Faith DePew of Columbia Cross Roads, and her companion, Jack Kleinschmidt; his nephews, Noah and Jen Depew and Thad and Mona Depew; as well as six grand nephews and nieces. Surviving also are his sister, Rebecca and Greg Levanduski of Needham, Massachusetts; brother, Jim McMann of Ithaca; aunts, Ann F. Potter and Judy F. Lampman. Family and friends are invited to a period of calling hours on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the United Methodist Church of Hornell, 7528 North Main Street Ext., Hornell, NY with a memorial service to follow calling hours at 3 p.m. with Rev. Lenny Fuller officiating. Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Hornell United Methodist Church, 7528 North Main Street Ext., Hornell, NY. Towanda Daily Review 6/20/2019


MCNEIL -ELLEN M. SICKLER, 78, of 4 Cherry Lane, Sayre, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on July 7, 2019. Ellen was born May 1, 1941 in Cortland, N.Y., the daughter of James L. and Shirley G. McNeil. Ellen graduated from Montrose High School in 1959. She obtained her B.S. from Mansfield University in Education in 1963. She later obtained her M.S. degree from Cortland State in 1966. Ellen taught elementary education for 33 years in the Waverly School District. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, travel, shopping, and winters in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert N. Sickler of Sayre; sons Robert N. (Julia) Sickler II of Weedsport, N.Y., David (Stacey) Sickler of Athens, Pa.; brothers James (Judy) McNeil of Macedon, N.Y., John (Paula) McNeil of Sayre, Pa.; sister Barbara (John) Lincoln; grandchildren Robert III, Emily, Thomas, Jacob and Evan Sickler; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice or local PTA/PTG of one’s choice. There will be no services, a private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre morning Times 7/10/2019


DONALD L. MERRILL SR., a lifetime resident of Waverly and son of Elmer and Louise (nee Harris) Merrill, passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2019 at the age of 90. He was married for 69 years to the love of his life, Carol A. (nee Shaffer) Merrill and was the loving father of five children, Susan (John) Pacanowski, Sandra (Andrew) Robinson, Patricia (Richard) Brunk, Donald Merrill Jr. and Laureen (Carmine Sesa) Merrill. He is survived by his sister Lillian Warren, and predeceased by siblings Howard, Robert, Lee and Dorothy. Don loved and took great pride in his nine grandchildren (Brian and Adam Lasater, Tracy Dozier, Kelly Medio, Kyle and Sam Ackland, Brett, Jeff and Greg Merrill) and seven great-grandchildren (Miles and Simon Dozier, Lila and Lucas Ackland, Emilia and Nolan Medio and JJ Merrill). Don’s passion for cars began as a teenager and continued throughout his life. Buying, refurbishing and selling cars at a very early age evolved into opening Don Merrill Motors which was located on Chemung Street at the current location of the Waverly Historical Museum. After 50 years in business, he closed the doors and enjoyed a very active retirement spending time with his many hobbies, close friends, and family. He was an avid lifelong collector and enjoyed antique cars and everything associated with them, ranging from license plates to oil cans. He also loved spending countless hours working on his home, yard, and maintaining his beautiful gardens. Don dedicated much of his life to the Village of Waverly. He was one of the longest standing members of the Waverly Rotary Club and worked on numerous area beautification initiatives, the largest of which included the renovation of 46 houses in the Valley. He was also the founder of and primary donor to the Waverly Historical Museum which was one of many ways he expressed his love of being a part of the Waverly community. He leaves this legacy to be enjoyed by all within the museum. Don will be remembered as a dedicated, hardworking husband, father, grandfather and community patron. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Barb Koehn and Jeff Barber for their years of devoted friendship. A time of calling for family and friends will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St. in Waverly from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Funeral services to honor Don will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. Private interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the Waverly Historical Society in memory of Don, P.O. Box 45, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 6/22/ 2019


MILLARD -JANET E. ORLOWSKI, 75, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 8, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Mable Cronk Millard; brothers, Dick, Eddie, Bowie (Clara May) and Delbert Millard; sisters, Doris Sibers, Betty (Bob) Hummel and Helen Smith; and father-in-law, Sam Orlowski. Janet is survived by her loving husband, Samuel Orlowski of Sayre; son, Jason (Tiffany) Orlowski of Sayre; grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley Orlowski; brother, Bob (Carol) Millard of Montrose; sister, Barb (Byke) Charles of Montrose; sisters-in-law, Joyce Millard and Lavanche Millard of Montrose; brother-in-law, Skip Millard of Montrose; mother-in-law, Marge Orlowski of Towanda; and sister-in-law, Pat (Robert) Brown of Wyalusing. Janet graduated from Montrose High School and went on to nursing school at Robert Packer School of Nursing, where she graduated with her BSN. She spent her entire career working for the Robert Packer Hospital and “squeak” retired as Head Nurse. She loved her kids, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed playing tennis, golf and working on her tan. She was a devoted member of the Chemung Christian Fellowship Church in Chemung. A time of calling will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on her birthday, Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York, with Pastor Randy Stilson officiating. -Towanda Daily review 7/19/2019


MOYER -RUTH M. SWARTLEY, 88, of Souderton, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 in the Souderton Mennonite Homes in Franconia Twp. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Lawrence A. Swartley, who died Jan. 19, 2019. Born in Bedminster Twp., she was a daughter of the late Dwight and Elizabeth (Yothers) Moyer. She was employed as a Registered Nurse for Grand View Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, and later in life, part-time for Buckingham Valley Nursing Center. Mrs. Swartley was a member of North Rome Wesleyan Church in Rome, but later attended Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, birdwatching, baking and cooking, doing crossword puzzles, and playing games with her family. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Landes and her husband, Ronald of Silverdale; three sons, Donald Swartley and his wife, Sandy of Wysox, Thomas Swartley and his wife, Miriam, of Canadensis, Michael Swartley and his wife, Jill of Friendsville; 11 grandchildren, Bryan, Heather, Dwight, Katelyn, Holly, Daniel, Matthew, Zebulin, Jared, Beth, Giovanni; four great-grandchildren, Liza, Emme, Logan, Gideon, and one more expected this year; two brothers-in-law, Russell Gehman of Souderton, and Gordon Yoder and his wife, Grace of Chambersburg. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Moyer, and two sisters, Mary E. Gehman and Anna Marie Moyer. Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 in the Summit View Auditorium of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit Street, Souderton, PA. Interment is private in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Living Branches Foundation, c/o Souderton Mennonite Homes Agape Fund, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, PA. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford. -Towanda Daily Review 6/8/2019


MYERS -HARRIET JANE GEORGE, 98, formerly of Hughesville, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Rose View Center, Williamsport. Born November 29, 1920 in Strawbridge, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Hurley and Stacia (Stackhouse) Myers. Her husband of 50 years, Charles F. George, preceded her in death on January 14, 1990. Harriet was very musically inclined and enjoyed playing the piano and violin. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters, Bettie J. (Doyle) Kepner of South Williamsport and Ruth Ann Snyder of Hughesville; two sons, Harry E. (Carol) George and Donald F. (Estella) George, both of Hughesville; and a large extended family as well. In addition to her parents and husband, Harriet was preceded in death by a son, Carl E. George. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. -McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home obit 7/12/2019


ARVID B. “CURLEY” NELSON, 86, of Dushore, PA passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2019. Arvid was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Williamsport, PA to the late Arvid and Mabel (Weaver) Nelson. He attended Montoursville High School and shortly after graduating he moved to Sullivan County and pursued his passion for farming. Curley started his own dairy farm in the early 1950s and later farmed crops and operated his own sawmill. He was known to many as a “Jack of All Trades,” a gifted mechanic, and could out work just about anyone. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, Eric Nelson, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Nelson, and a grandson, Rick Nelson. Surviving Mr. Nelson are his son, Michael Nelson of Towanda, PA; daughters, Jean Hotchkis (Steve) of Sugar Groove, Cindy Colewell and Bonnie Johnson, both of the Pittsburgh area; his companion, Ruth Brown of Dushore; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings and many extended family members. In accordance with Curley’s wishes, there will be no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc. in Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/22/2019


CHARLES R. NORTHRUP, JR., 72 of Granville Summit, PA, passed away Monday morning, June 24, 2019 at Troy Guthrie Community Hospital. Charles Robert, “Pooch.”  as known by family, was born November 8, 1946 in Towanda a son of the late Charles Sr. and Betty Jane (Hatch) Northrup. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army and following basic training returned home to marry his sweetheart the former Marguerite Mary Putnam on August 6, 1965.  He returned to the Army and honorably served our Country during the Vietnam Era until his honorable discharge. Charles was employed at Ingersall Rand and served as a union president. In later years, he was employed by Toshiba as a maintenance supervisor. He knew every piece of machinery in the plant and was involved in preparing the plant for start-up. He was always proud to be involved in the start-up of the business and was employed there for many years until his retirement. Charles was a member of the Canton VFW Post 714 in Canton, Pa. and General State Post 945 of the American Legion. Charles was a nature lover and loved all animals, especially his dogs. He leaves behind his canine friend Cole. He enjoyed fishing and boating, especially in Florida. He loved to tinker on machinery of any kind and could fix just about anything. His family was everything to him. Charles always worked hard to make sure they had what they needed, and never thought twice about sacrificing anything for his family. Charles valued everyone, even if they had differences. He will always be remembered for his huge heart, compassion and generosity that he showed to everyone. Surviving are three children and their spouses; Wendy (and Tony) Liguori of Bentley Creek, Charli Kay Northrup of Canton Richard (and Meagan) of Atlanta, GA, five grandchildren; Tivon, Maleki, Sevyn, Gunner and Benson, three siblings; Annabell Vanderpool of Canton, Kane Northrup and Star (and Bobby) McKeon all of Monroeton, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary, of 45 years on October 28, 2010. A service to celebrate Charles’ life will be held at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton is assisting his family with final arrangements -Towanda Daily Review 6/27/2019


JESSE LEE NORTHRUP, 31, of Wyalusing, Pa. passed away on Friday, June 13, 2019. Jesse was born on July 2, 1987, in Sayre, Pa., son of Ed and Candy Bidlack. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in the class of 2006. After high school, Jesse joined the Army infantry, from which he was honorably discharged in 2009, after receiving numerous medals for service to his nation. Jesse liked spending time with his nieces and nephews. He loved movies, spending time at the gym and taking pride in his truck. He had a great sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. In the last few years he struggled with mental illness, and was currently receiving treatment. Surviving: sister Danielle Lear of Sugar Run, Pa.; nieces and nephews: Gage, Jordan, Juliet, and Cash Lear of Sugar Run, Pa; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the Pastor James Donahue, presiding. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the United States Army detail. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to The Main Link, 17 Pine St., Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 6/17/2019


DEAN WARREN PALMER was born in a small town named Leroy, PA where he grew up on a Dairy Farm. His parents, Edith and Paul Palmer, passed away in 1990.  He graduated from Canton High school and joined the Army, as a proud member of the 82nd Airborne division, jumping as a paratrooper. He had several hundred recorded jumps from an airplane, not to the surprise of any of us! Dean was a proud veteran and loved his country. He came back to the states and went to Williamsport Area Community College on the GI bill and soon started his own business. He was the owner and CEO of Palmer Industrial Coatings Inc. and celebrated 50 years in business before he retired in 2011. Dean was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent countless hours working for and donating to local outdoor preservation groups, community projects and youth programs. He was a longtime sponsor of the John Bower Basketball League and the West End Babe Ruth Baseball League. He was a board member of the Williamsport YMCA for years and managed the project building of the Picklener Arena at the YMCA. Dean was a member of the former Antlers Club in Williamsport, Pa. and the Wheel Inn in Ralston, Pa. He was a past officer and President of the Newberry Lions Club. Along with being a published author for Safari Magazine, he was a member of the Wild Sheep Federation, and the Boone and Crockett club.  He has several record trophies on record. Dean was a Past Chairman and committee member of the West Branch Ducks Unlimited organization raising money for the protection of waterfowl. Dean was also a member of the Seaside Park Yacht Club and owned a beach house in Seaside Park for many years. He spent many weekends deep sea fishing in his 36’ Boston Whaler. His company built the Casino Pier Waterpark at Seaside Heights in 1987. It stood tall during the Sandy Hurricane, although some parts were recently rebuilt. His cabin was his Happy Place in Leroy, Pa., near Canton Pa., just up the road from his homestead farm. The cabin is named “Crofut Lodge” and displays his trophies, beautiful mounts, Indian Arrowhead collections from the Crofut Indians, and many fun things for the thousands of people who have visited “The Cabin” to enjoy. It is a museum in itself. The dancing and singing fish, he did not care for too much. From Ronco rotisserie cook off’s, to story after story, many memories are embedded in many people’s minds. The “Hunters Ball” was an annual event where men would dress up with hats and swords, and visitors would vote and acquire a trophy for the best dressed Hunter.  Many hunters and friends visited the cabin from Maine, New Jersey and other places for over 35 years. They still come!  Local friends and hunters have come to the cabin for many years, and some have even bought land and built their own cabins. Many trips to exciting places for Dean included, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Iceland, and Normandy Beach. He wrote an article about his famous trip to Africa for a Safari in 1986 which was published in Safari Magazine. He visited Kodiak, Alaska several times and bagged a trophy Brown Bear. Dean lived in an Igloo for 10 days in the Northwest Territories and had many stories to tell about all of these trips, which his family and friends still enjoy reminiscing about. At the age of 72, Dean rode his Bergman 650 motorcycle to Alaska all the way from Williamsport, covering over 11,000 miles in 21 days.  A few years later he rode the Iditarod Dog sled trail, also in Alaska. His life was full of amazing and incredible adventures. His lovely Bride, Delores Palmer, of 58 years (Sept 24, 1961) was by his side for many of these adventures. They traveled to Germany, Mexico, Italy, London, Puerto Rico, Arizona, Florida and many other places for fun times. They had four children, Dina Palmer Wascher (Darrin), Mark Paul Palmer, Lori Palmer Kilheeney (Robert Jeirles) and the late Julia Palmer Saul (Ted).  Beautiful Julia passed away of Cancer in 2014.  Together they had many grandchildren who they loved dearly including the late Ryan Matthew Jasper, Lyndsay Jasper Huerbin (Shawn), Austin Kilheeney, Emily Kilheeny, Cory Kilheeney (Mary), Sydney Palmer, Anna Winters (Eric), Ashley Saul, Rose Saul, Lily Saul,  Sage Saul, and Dillan Saul. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Jewelana Jasper, Lydia Jasper, Amelia Huerbin, Kendra Kilheeney, and Bentley Saul. Delores was his caretaker as he spent his last days watching old cowboy movies and eating his favorite foods, alongside of his beloved pets including Jove, Max, Juju and 7 cats. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 22, 2019 after living a full and well-lived life that will always be remembered and admired by his family and friends, both near and far. Dean and Delores are huge animal lovers and would love any memorial contributions be made in his name to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA. Visitation will be held at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, on Saturday July 27th beginning at 12:30 PM, followed by some great stories and memories shared by family and friends at 2 p.m. As a veteran, Dean will be honored by a 21-gun salute to conclude the service and friends may join us at the Woodward Fire Company Hall for food and more stories following the service. A life celebration will also be held for Canton family and friends on Saturday August 17th at the Leroy Community Association School House in Leroy, PA at 11 a.m. -Funeral home obit 7/24/2019


CARESSSA LYNN PAUL, 27, of Athens, Pa., passed away peacefully at Geisinger Memorial Hospital, with her loved ones by her side, on Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1991 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Glenda and Charles Paul. She was a kind and caring young lady, who loved her cat, Spooky. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Caressa had a lot of faith and loved the Lord. Her family knows she is walking with him, and looking down over them. Caressa was such an inspiration to her family and others, and she loved everyone and everything. She never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. No matter how bad she got, she still had love for everyone. Caressa loved spending time with others, even when she was not feeling well. She just liked being around others. She would try to watch TV with her brother Codie, even when she couldn’t because she didn’t feel well. Caressa didn’t want him to be alone and by himself. Caressa was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome at the young age of 3 1/2. SDS is a rare blood disorder that affects the pancreas, bone marrow and skeleton, but other organs are also affected. Other organs and body parts that are affected are kidneys, liver, brain, teeth and immune system. It leaves its victims at high risk of infections, as well as constantly fatigued and with decreased oxygen levels. After all that brave little Caressa has gone through, she is now at rest with the Lord. After all of her fighting, pain and discomfort, she is finally set free from all that, and is at peace with the Lord. Her family will greatly miss her, but knows that she is finally free of all she has endured for such a long time. Her family would like her to know how much they love her and miss her. And they know they will all be together one day again. So for now they know that the Lord will bless and keep her safe with him, until they all meet again, Amen and God Bless. Caressa is survived by her loving family, her mother (Glenda), father (Charles) and her brother (Codie) of Athens, Pa. and her brother (Courtney) and his family of Washington, D.C. Caressa is also survived by other family members across the U.S. Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawana Road, Sayre, PA for a memorial service. There will be a dinner to follow after the memorial service, in Bethel Hall of the church. -Sayre Morning Times 7/1/2019


DALEN N. PERRY was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 1969 to the late Douglas N. Perry and Eleanor Perry Marsh. He was a resident of Waverly and Spencer, N.Y. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1987 and was a former employee of Leprino Foods. He is survived by a son, Dustin Miller, his mother, and brothers: Daniel and Dwight of Spencer, N.Y., sisters: Ester Sheldon of Bamberg, S.C., Linda Bolen of Grapevine, Texas, Beth Ann Vizcarrondo of Vestal, N.Y., Sheila Spencer of Ulster, Pa., Irene Cunningham of Barton, N.Y., and Rebecca Lattari of Sayre, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, son Anthony and his brother Douglas Jr. He passed unexpectedly while camping in Colorado on July 10, 2019 at Rocky Ford. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. -Sayre Morning Times 7/19/2019


PERRY -MARJORIE (PERRY) REGAN of Sayre passed away on July 13, 2019 with family at her side. Mrs. Regan was a resident for the past five years of Guthrie Towanda Personal Care Home. Born in 1918, Marjorie’s positive attitude, hard work and dedication helped to carry her family through the Great Depression. Following the early death of her mother, Marge helped to manage the family farm in her teen years, while her father worked at a factory in Johnson City. Marjorie attended a one-room schoolhouse in Sheshequin. In the Great Flood of 1936, she traveled to school in a rowboat. Marge enjoyed her studies at Ulster Middle School and later Towanda High School, playing the violin in the school orchestra as well as basketball. Following graduation, Marjorie helped to run Rettburgs Soda Fountain in Athens. Her favorite flavor ice cream was Hershey’s vanilla. In February 1941, Marge married John F. Regan of Sayre. A year later, Marjorie and John purchased a home on Spring Street in Sayre. During WWII, Marjorie worked at the Blue Swan Knitting Mills in Sayre, manufacturing garments for our troops. Marge was a long-time member of Epiphany Catholic Parish, serving three years as a school librarian and 19 years as a Perpetual Adoration volunteer. She also volunteered as a nurses’ aide at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly. For many years, Marjorie worked as the House Mother at the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. Marge enjoyed travel, baking and gardening. Her favorite trips included Yosemite National Park, Ireland, California and Bronson, Missouri. Marjorie’s homemade apple pies, jelly rolls, fudge and ginger snaps were big hits with family and friends. She was an avid gardener into her 80’s, working diligently among her flower beds. While raising three children spanning 37 years, Marjorie stressed the importance of education and extracurricular activities. In 2007, Marge moved to the Chemung View Senior Apartments. She drove a car until age 95, without ever causing an accident or getting a ticket. One of Marjorie’s favorite memories was her 100th birthday celebration last year. Marge attributed her longevity to a diet rich in sweets and devoid of fruits and vegetables. She is remembered for her friendly smile, outgoing personality and concern for others. Marge was pre-deceased by her parents, Ray and Rose (Pipher) Perry of Sheshequin; brothers, Roland and Bob Perry of Sheshequin; husband of 52 years, John F. Regan of Sayre; and granddaughter, Cara Colleen Traver of Northridge, California. She is survived by son, Gary Regan of Arlington, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and George Traver of Northridge, California; son, John P. Regan of San Clemente, California; grandsons, Sean Traver of North Hollywood, California, Connor Regan of Santa Cruz, California, and Kieran Regan of Lawrence, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Marjorie’s recent caregivers Mary Robbins of Athens, Iona O’Hanrahan and Linda Lamphere of Towanda and the staff at the Guthrie Towanda Personal Care Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on July 27, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda. A reception will follow in the church basement. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Marjorie’s name to The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches, 515 E. Chemung St., Waverly, NY or the activities fund at the Guthrie Towanda Personal Care Home, c/o Amber Cook, 603 William St., Towanda, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2019


PETERPAUL -LAURA 'BABE' (PETERPAUL) O'CONNELL, 94, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on July 4, 2019 peacefully at home. She was born on July 15, 1924, the daughter of the late Michael and Victoria (Corbo) Peterpaul. Laura was predeceased by her husband Robert J. O’Connell in 1966, her brother and sister-in-law, Jeremiah and Kay Peterpaul, sister and brother-in-law, Hortense (Tansy) and Frank Ennis, sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Thomas O’Leary, sister, Matilda Peterpaul and son-in-law Xavier Chatard. Her memory will forever be cherished in the lives of her eight children: Anne (Richard) Umbrecht of Villanova, Pa., Mary (Daryl) Rich of Sayre, Pa., Barbara O’Connell of Eurre, France, Jean O’Connell Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ellen O’Connell Benedetto of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert (Pat) O’Connell of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth O’Connell of Washington, D.C., and Nancy (Robert) Beardsley of Waverly, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Brian (Colleen) Rich, Lauren (Bryan) Rudloff, Richard Umbrecht, Laura Umbrecht, Michael Umbrecht, Jack O’Connell, Danny O’Connell, Taylor Jenkins, and Lucas Beardsley; her five great-grandchildren, Ava and Alex Rich and Colton, Brynn and Luke Rudloff, together with a host of beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and her devoted caregiver, Komba Keita. Laura’s family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. Burial immediately following at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Laura’s family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 7/6/2018


REGN -BARBARA 'JOAN' WILKINSON, 87, of Waverly, N.Y. (and formerly from Summerfield, Fla., for over 20 years), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, following declining health. “Joan” was born in Camden, N.J., the daughter of Jacob T. and Elizabeth Regn. She was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1950. Upon graduating from high school, Joan worked for the Ingersoll Rand. After marrying her husband Joseph, she became a full-time mother while her four children grew up. She then worked for the Athens Area School District. She loved painting, gardening and music. An avid reader, Joan’s favorite place to visit was Barnes and Noble. Joan was a member of The Catholic Community of the Epiphany in Sayre. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph H. Wilkinson; her four children, daughter Cindy and Joseph Yanuzzi of Sayre, sons Jeffrey and Susan Wilkinson of Silver Spring, Fla., Terrence Wilkinson of Jupiter, Fla., and Christopher and Kim Wilkinson of Rochester, N.Y. Joan is also survived by her brother Henry Regn of New Albany and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Regn of Nazareth, Pa.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Rose Hughes of Athens and William and Yvonne Wilkinson of Ulster. In addition, Joan is survived by her very special grandson Zackary Wilkinson of Rochester, N.Y.; special nephew and his wife Jan and Gloria Park of Rome, Pa.; Joan’s very dear friend of over 60 years, Rosalie Marrone of Athens; her chickadees Morgan and Megan, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Joan is predeceased by her two sisters, Sally Regn and Eugenia Park, and brother-in-law LaVerne Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Church of the Epiphany in Sayre with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home in Sayre. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA in remembrance of Barbara “Joan” Wilkinson.

More beautiful it could never be –

That promised land we hope to see.

It’s in that place our Mom will dwell;

How long without us, no one can tell!

But in that place, we know it’s true;

She says to us, “I’ll wait for you.”

(Adapted from “The Wait” – By Mary Ellen Barchi) -Sayre Morning Times 6/15/2019


QUINCEY ADAMS ROOT, age 43, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born on February 3, 1976 in Wellsboro, Pa., a son of Gerald and Esther (Tongue) Root. Quincey worked for Tetra and was a member of ABATE. He loved hunting, fishing, driving cars in the derby, and spending time with his family, especially his son, Jamison, who was his world. Quincey is survived by his two sons, Jamison Quincey Root of Sayre, Pa., and Kristopher Charles Root of Ohio; two daughters, Destiny and Abbygail Wilson; many brothers and sisters including: Floral Root of Elmira, N.Y., Elizabeth “Dolly” (Roy) Cross, Sr. of Mansfield, Pa., Wanda (Sam) Cooper, Michael Gerald Root of Ga., Catherine Vincent of Williamsport, Pa., Mary Young of Mansfield, Pa., Georgia Probst of Williamsport, Pa., Roger L. (April Roy) Marble of Wellsboro, Pa., and Oliver L. (Dawn) Marble of Mansfield, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Jodi Lattimer Root; his parents; his sister, Quinette Robin; and his brother, Steven R. Marble. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will immediately follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Janice Yskamp officiating. Contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory to help with expenses. -Sayre Morning Times 6/7/2018


JANET DIANE RUMPFF, 63, of Athens, Pa., lost her battle with cancer and passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John and Lela Rumpff. Janet was a 1973 graduate of Athens High School and worked at the Tioga Nursing Home and the Guthrie Clinic. Janet was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Dawn Conkling, Marylou Rumpff and Bernetta Minier; and her son, Jason Rumpff. She is survived by her daughter, Emily, at home; sisters, Carolyn and Bob Geiger of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Shirley Hickson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and her brother, Jack and Naomi Rumpff of Athens, Pa. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Janet’s life will be held on July 13, 2019 at Round Top Park in Athens at 11 a.m. at Pavilion No. 10. ”I have fought the good fight and have finished the race. I now have gone to sleep and await my reward.” -Sayre Morning Times 7/6/2019


RONALD G. SAYLOR, 73, of Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pennsylvania. He was born Oct. 14, 1945 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Gerald and Phyllis Tuthill Saylor. Ronald was a 1963 graduate of Athens High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Ronald was a Master Carpenter and was employed with C.C. Allis and Sons from 1971 until his retirement in 2011. He was a skilled cabinet maker and finish carpenter. He loved spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids. Ronald enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church in Rome. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Blaine and Maude Saylor; maternal grandparents, Harold and Norma Tuthill; sister, Sharon Saylor Cox; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Francis and Doris Ryman. Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Carol Saylor at home; children, Stephen and Karen Saylor of Maine, John and Janice Saylor of Virginia, David and Heather Saylor of Virginia, Shakira Hastie of Pennsylvania, Adam Saylor of New York, Victoria Mosier of Pennsylvania, and Ruth Saylor of Florida; grandchildren, Elijah Saylor, Rosie Saylor, Haven, Ashlyn, Malachi, and Ezekiel Saylor, Cortney Place, Tyler Frisbie, MacKenzieand Tegan Hastie, and Ashley and KC Myers; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Avery Lantz and Harmony and Braxton Frisbie. He is also survived by his sisters, Alma Saylor of South Carolina and Diane Saylor of Canada and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration gathering will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on July 19, 2019 at the Larnard-Hornbrook County Park, 1241 Hornbrook Road, Towanda, Pennsylvania. -Towanda Daily Review 7/2/2019


ALLAN R. SCHOONOVER of Smithfield, VA passed away on July 12, 2019. He was born on Dec. 27, 1950 in Towanda, PA the son of Robert and Rosalie Schoonover. Allan was a good man and a loving husband, father, and papa that always thought of his family first. He made sure they were provided for. He served in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife Barbara; three daughters, Alicia Schoonover of Gardner Massachusetts, Kimberlee Hixson and husband Rob of Seaford, VA and Bobbi Lyn Schoonover of Carrollton, VA; grandchildren, Evan and Connor Schoonover and Ada and Nora Hixson; brother, Rodney Schoonover and wife, Jeanie, and sister, Sheree Schoonover, all of Towanda. A celebration of Allan’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at St. George Brewing Co., 204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. -Towanda Daily Review 7/23/2019


DONALD R. 'BUCKY' SCOVELL - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all….Donald R. “Bucky” Scovell, 84, of Nichols, N.Y., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly. “Bucky,” as he was lovingly known by his family and friends, was born on April 21, 1935 in Endicott, N.Y., a son of the late Harry and Evelyn (Allen) Scovell. Bucky was a graduate of the Owego Free Academy High School Class of 1954. On April 3, 1965 he married Vivian R. (Olmstead) Campoli and together they have shared 54 years of marriage. A hard working and dedicated man, Bucky was a heavy equipment operator and oversaw such projects as the construction of the Oakdale and Town Square malls. In his spare time, Bucky enjoyed fishing, hunting and building ponds, although his greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his family. Bucky was a member of the Operating Engineers Union and a charter member of the Nichols Fire Department. He served as chief of the fire department in the early 1970s and was the active chief during the 1972 flood. Bucky will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his loving wife Vivian R. Scovell; his son James Campoli of Nichols; a daughter and son-in-law Kelly (Scovell) and Edward Smith of Smithboro; his grandchildren Brian Hill and Shannon Bell of Syracuse, N.Y., Phelan and Joy Hill of Texas, Angela and Kris Engelbert of Nichols, N.Y.; his great-grandchildren Adam, Madalyn, Mollie, Oliver, Lincoln, Avery, Vivian, Riley, Gia, Abigail and Emily; his very loving four-legged friend Brandygirl; several nieces and nephews, among them a special nephew Larry (Joyce) Scovell. Donald was predeceased by his parents; and his siblings Arthur M. Scovell, Larry A. Scovell and Arleigh J. Kellam. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Thursday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jon Austin officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Dept., P.O. Box 334, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Donald R. “Bucky” Scovell. -Sayre Morning Times 7/24/ 2019


DONALD RAY 'DON' (MERT) SECHRIST, 83, of Williamsport , died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 , surrounded by family. Born on June 19, 1936 at Liberty, PA, he was a son of the late Frank Sechrist and Leona Blanche (Melius) Sechrist Krotzer. He also was preceded in death by his stepfather, Daniel Krotzer;  two brothers, Arnold "Barney" Sechrist and Frank "Duke" Sechrist; two sisters, Mildred Brown and Thelma Mase and one grandson, Michael Schultz. Mr. Sechrist was employed in the lumber and timber industry for the majority of his life. His knowledge and dedication resulted in many lifelong relationships and respect throughout the world-wide hardwood industry. Donald served in the United States Army from 1955-57 and was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Williamsport, PA. Donald’s loves were spending time and caring for family, traveling and all sports. It can be said, without hesitation, that Donald’s greatest passion was Little League baseball. For decades as a coach, his character, guidance and love for the game, influenced many lives. In his later years, he continued to support and follow Little League Baseball. He was very proud to call Williamsport, the home of Little League Baseball, his home. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Shirley Mae (Higley) Sechrist; his children, Donald R. Sechrist, II and wife Brenda of North Carolina, Teresa Dippel, and husband Leonard Peterman of Fallston, MD and Lori Schultz and fiancé Chip Bosley of Keyser, WV, one brother, Robert Sechrist of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Donald R. Sechrist, III, Brandon Sechrist, Brooke Sechrist, Matthew Dippel, Alexandra Dippel, David Schultz, II, Amanda Schultz, Cody Martin ,Dalton Martin and five great-grandchildren. A time of visitation will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A memorial service with a time of sharing to honor the life of Donald will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sanders. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday July 19 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA. Burial with Military honors will be held 3 p.m. Friday July 19, in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD. -Sanders Mortuary obit 7/16/2019


JAMES S. SHUMWAY, 71, of Owego, N.Y., passed away at home on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Strong) Shumway; his son, Christopher Shumway; his brother, Robert Shumway; his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and William Lewis; his three nieces, Rachel and Jeremy Schneider, Theresa and Matt Forsythe, Alysia Lewis; his mother-in-law, Ethel Strong and Eugene Vreeland; his brother-in-law, Harold David and Sheere Strong; his sisters-in-law, Kathy and Richard Lapcevich, Lynda and Mark Stickler; and their families. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Harold Strong. He was born in Endicott, N.Y., on Nov. 14, 1948, the son of the late Francis Stuart and Ruth (Koch) Shumway. After graduation, Jim began work at Stackmore Company in Owego and then continued on to work as Head Building Maintenance Mechanic for Waverly Central Schools, retiring after 38 years of service. He was thoughtful with his engineering skills and enjoyed working with electrical equipment, especially antique radios. Jim was a cat “charmer” and will be remembered for the joy he brought to others as “Santa Claus.” Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17c West, Owego, NY on Friday, July 26, 2019 from noon-2 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. with John Vargason offering kind words of comfort. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, -Sayre Morning Times 7/24/2019


SMITH -IDA P. JOHNSTON, 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Sayre, Pa., on Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was born on April 29, 1924 in Norwich, N.Y., to the late Henry and LoRena Smith. Ida married Alfred Johnston on Jan. 22, 1942 and he predeceased her in November of 2003. Ida was a homemaker and mother to 11 children. Six of her children predeceased her: Jane Anne, Carole Mae, Billy, Kevin, Allen and Jerry. Family picnics were Ida’s favorite things to do with her surviving children and their families. Those that survive her: Robert (Kim) Johnston; Rose Noto; Alfred Johnston; Sharon (Phil) Gerould; and Roger (Linda) Johnston. Along with these children, Ida is survived by 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siste,r Shirley (George) Geisenger and many nieces and nephews. Others that predeceased her are daughter-in-law Marcia Johnston; sisters and brothers Alberta (Glenn) Lattimer, Vivian (Frances) Holdridge, Ed (Bea) Smith, Roy (Elizabeth) Smith, Hank (Bea) Smith; in-laws Fannie and Fred Johnston, Helen (Ted) Miller, Dolly (Charles) Miller, Robert (Virginia) Johnston, Leo (Jean) Johnston, Fred (Charlotte) Johnston. In accordance with Ida’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. There will be a private graveside burial at a later date at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Ida may send donations to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 6/19/2019


SMITH -MRS. REGINA ELEANOR LONG, age 81, of Laceyville (Golden Hill) was received into God’s care, late Wednesday evening, June 19, 2019, from the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Regina was born on Feb. 13, 1938 in Stowell, the daughter of the late Elmer Smith and Eunice Douglas Smith Dodge. Growing up in Stowell, Wyoming Co., she was a graduate of the Laceyville High School with the class of 1955. On the next day after her graduation, on June 4, 1955, Regina became the bride of Charles E. Long, being married at the home of Charles’s aunt and uncle, M/M Leland Long, in South Auburn. While Charles was serving his country, with the United States Marine Corps, Regina and Charles were stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during his enlistment. Regina always said that their time at Camp Lejeune was their favorite time of their lives. All of her life, Regina was a full-time housewife and homemaker for her husband and their two daughters. She always loved to make sure her home was as neat and tidy inside and out. She enjoyed to do her housekeeping, cooking, and baking, especially in preparation for Christmas, and tending to her plants and flowers. In her later years, she especially looked forward to her class reunions at the Laceyville Alumni Banquet every year, as well as her annual Christmas shopping outing with her oldest granddaughter. In her spare time Regina was an avid reader, loved her crocheting, and spending time with her favorite cat, “Kitty.” Most of all she enjoyed all of the time that she spent with her family and friends. Preceding Regina in death was her husband of 56 years, Charles E. Long, who passed away on May 20, 2012. Surviving are her two daughters, Katrina Jean and her husband, Ray Davis, of Laceyville; and Linda Sue Cook, of Berwick. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda Davis of Wellsboro, Natasha (Phillip) McKeon, of Laceyville, Hector Davis, of Laceyville, Katherine (USMC Captain Justin) Nole, stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC, Reagan (Jessika) Davis, of North Towanda, Zachary F. Lockburner of Laceyville, Yuri P. Lockburner, of Spring Hill, Holly (John) Kelly of Berwick, and Lorretta (Reece) Musselman, of Berwick; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way. Regina is also survived by four sisters, Helen Smith of Tunkhannock; Donna (John) Robinson, and Martha (Ira) Robinson, all of Meshoppen; Bonnie Vitonovetz of Laceyville; and a brother Harold (Patricia) Smith, of Danielsville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold Dodge, of Towanda; two sisters, Betty Smith and Carol Smith Davis; and three brothers, Donald Smith, James Smith, and Robert Smith. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, Pennsylvania, with a longtime family friend, Rev. Richard Camp, officiating. Private graveside services will be in the North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church Deacons Fund, P.O. Box 281, Laceyville, PA or to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2019


“It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.”

RONALD W. SNAY, 73, of 31 Moon Light Drive, Gillett, passed away Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019 at home following his battle against Lymphoma. Ronald was born in Mooreshead on June 17, 1946 the son of Milton Snay and Jean Persing Snay. Ronald was employed by Harding Brothers in Horseheads, New York, for over 35 years until his retirement. Ronald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, sharing stories, and creating laughter. Ronald enjoyed outdoor sports especially hunting. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy J. Schonher Snay whom he married on Aug. 27, 1964 in Elmira, New York, mother and step-father, Jean and Celso Lopez of Columbia Cross Roads, children, Rhonda Salsman of Towanda, Vicki Benjamin and husband Joseph of Towanda, Michael Snay of Gillett. Ronald was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Donald Snay and wife, Lois of Delaware, Christine Lopez of Ulster, Bengino Lopez and wife, Mista of Columbia Cross Roads, Maria Lopez of Elmira, Barbara Lopez and husband, Robert Crandall of Columbia Cross Roads, Pam Palmer of Coudersport, Sandy Bonneau and husband, Chris of Coudersport, Julie Watson and husband, Doug of Coudersport, Michael Snay and wife, Shannon of Coudersport, as well as numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ronald was predeceased by his son, Jonathan Snay, father, Milton Snay and brother, Thomas Snay. A memorial service will be held at the Coryland Church, Coryland, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jay Zaremba officiating. A dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall following the service. -Towanda Daily Review 6/21/2019


RUSSELL H. STANTON, 94, of Wellsboro, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. Russell was born Oct. 25, 1924 in Colbert County, Ala., the son of Everett and Lena Corwin Stanton. Russell was a World War II veteran who served on the front lines in the famous Battle of the Bulge.  After his discharge from the Army, he attended Piedmont Bible College in North Carolina and became a Baptist pastor. He then worked in home missions in British Columbia, Canada for many years. In his retirement, Russell became a beekeeper and continued to preach and teach as opportunities arose. He finally told the story of his war years when he was 90, and it's recorded in a booklet called "The Bible That Went to War." Russell was proud to share it with all his friends. He will be buried with the Bible that went to war with him so many years ago. He was preceded in death six years ago by his wife, Edith, after nearly 67 years of marriage. Russell was a member of the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church. Surviving are his children, Judith Ann (David) Cagle of Cantonment, Fla., David (Nancy) Stanton, of Mansfield, Nancy (Bruce) Overhiser, of Haverhill, Mass.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Marlene Tait; and brother, Darrel Stanton. Russell will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Wellsboro Cemetery. No funeral service will be held. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. -Wellsboro Gazette 7/18/2019


STEFANIK -JANET GRACE BUCHTA, 81, of LeRaysville, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Janet was born in New Hyde Park, New Jersey, on June 30, 1937, the daughter of Alexander and Jeanette Strack Stefanik. Janet was employed by the Maxwell House Coffee Company in Hoboken, New Jersey, for 12 years until retirement. Janet was dedicated to her family and home. She enjoyed cooking, making home improvements, and landscaping projects. Janet was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda and enjoyed attending the Bible study there. She is survived by her sons, Andrew Buchta and wife, Christine of Emerson, New Jersey, Thomas Buchta of Harker Heights, Texas; grandsons, Alexander and Nicholas Buchta; sisters, Lois Stefanik and Joan Spencer; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Buchta on Feb. 6, 2008, and sister, Doris Henke. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda with Pastor Jira Albers officiating. Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, New Jersey. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main Street, Towanda, PA in Janet’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. -Towanda Daily Review 6/6/2019


STACEY R. STONE, 33 of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Stacey Ranae, “Sisserbug” as known by family, was born Oct. 19, 1985 in Sayre, a daughter of Kenneth E. and Cherryl J. (Heasley) Stone of Gillett. Stacey was a graduate of Troy Area High School, class of 2004. Most recently she was employed in Customer Service at the Elmira location of the Dollar General Store. Stacey loved looking pretty and was very particular about her hair and makeup. At times she was a private person and other times a social butterfly, being quite the jokester. Stacey could not only take a good teasing but also give it back. She loved her family and will be lovingly remembered for her beautiful smile, wonderful hugs and nervous giggle. In addition to her beloved parents, Ken and Cherryl. Surviving are four siblings, Anthony (Pam) Stone, Hunter (Maryah) Stone, Trapper and Autumn Stone all of Gillett; maternal grandmother, Sylvia Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads; many aunts, uncles and cousins, two nephews and a niece, Braxton, Zayne, Hensley, several dear friends and her faithful dog, Patches. Stacey was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Louis  (Should read Lois Laninger) Stone; maternal grandfather, Charles Heasley; two uncles, Ronald Stone, Terry Miller; cousins, Clifton Jr. (Sarah) Heasley, Danielle Heasley, Adam Heasley and Terry Spencer. A private service to celebrate Stacey’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Please consider a memorial donation in Stacey’s loving memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA or at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., of Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2019


STRONG -IRIS L. BERGUSON of Mansfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a lengthy illness.  She was born on March 1, 1927 in Blossburg, the daughter of Stanley and Margaret Grover Strong. Most recently she was a resident of the Care Home in Mainesburg. She and her husband were owners of the Berguson Dairy Farm prior to their retirements. Iris was a retired letter carrier at the Mansfield Post Office. Their son Bruce now owns and operates the family farm. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Berguson in 1998, her son Dr. Paul Berguson in 2013, daughter-in-law Peggy Berguson in 2013, her sister Sally Ward and brother Stanley (DeeDee) Strong. She is survived by her son Bruce and his fiancé Teresa Carter of Mansfield, and her daughter, Deidre Jago and her husband John of Venice, Fla. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Jeffrey, Dr. Mark, Tim and Dr. Luke Berguson and Jocelyn (Brad) Miller of Conyngham and William (Leslie) Jago of Leonardtown, Md. Four great-grandchildren also survive, Lillian and Soren Miller and Andrew and Alaina Jago. Three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews also survive. Iris was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield where she sang in the choir and served on several committees. Prior to her illness she was active in planning the annual Blossburg High School Alumni reunions. She graduated from Blossburg High School in 1944 and attended one year in nursing school in Philadelphia prior to her marriage. She and Walt traveled extensively and attended numerous reunions for the Second Armored Division. Iris served as Secretary, Vice President and eventually President of the Women's Auxiliary for that organization. She was an accomplished bowler and was inducted in the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. For many years she helped plan the annual banquet for the Sports Hall of Fame. According to her wishes, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Care (which provided loving care in her final years), 109 Williams Road, Mansfield, PA; Mansfield First Baptist Church, 7 Sherwood Street, Mansfield, PA or to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 561 Arnot Road, Blossburg, PA. -Wellsboro Gazette -7/12/2019


QUENTIN F. SUMMERS JR., age 70, of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at home with his family at his side. Quentin was born Dec. 6, 1948 in Elmira, New York, son of the late Quentin F. & Elizabeth M. (MacKinster) Summers Sr. He was a graduate of SRU High School. He and the former Emily B. Eisenhower were married July 10, 1971 and would have celebrated 48 years together. He was formerly employed by Growmark Agricultural Supply in Towanda.  Quentin was an avid runner, running in many 5K, 10K and marathons in New York and Pennsylvania. He also enjoyed biking, riding snowmobiles, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his loving wife, Emily B. Summers of Troy; a son, Nathan Summers of Troy; a daughter, Chanda Summers of Longwood, Florida; two sisters, Quenta M. Butters of Bentley Creek, Della A. Perry of Osage City, Kansas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Quentin was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Dorna Coe and Roberta DuVall. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Springfield Baptist Church, 3093 Springfield Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. A service of remembrance will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Dan Graham officiating. The family would like to invite those attending for ice cream and pie in the fellowship hall following the service. Memorials in Quentin’s memory may be made to the Springfield Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 3093 Springfield Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2019


TALADA -CHARLOTTE L. TALADA CHAMBERLAIN ROWE, 87, of Waverly passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Carrie Spaulding Talada; first husband, Lee Chamberlain; second husband, C.B. Rowe; sons, Patrick Chamberlain and Michael Chamberlain; granddaughter, Colleen Chamberlain; son-in-law, Rick Atkinson; two brothers and seven sisters. Charlotte is survived by her children, Donald (Nancy) Chamberlain of Fairhaven, N.Y., Cathy Atkinson of West Valley, N.Y., Robert Chamberlain of Rochester, N.Y., Brenda (Andre) Osseweijer of Texas and Crystal Gloege of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlotte was a proud Gold Star Mother who loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching and feeding her birds. She was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. She loved to volunteer, volunteering her time with the hospital and hospice. She was a member of the Barton Home Towners, Barton Singles and Barton Senior Citizens. A memorial service will he held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Melinda Artman officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Charlotte’s name to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 6/5/2019


WILLIAM FARRER TAYLOR - Bill was born in the small town of Blossburg, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1927, the only child of Louise and Harry Taylor. His early life was spent with his aunt, parents and grandparents nearby. His grandfather Taylor introduced him to fishing, which continued to be one of his favorite past times for the remainder of his life. He passed away on June 10, 2019 in Arcata, California. At his bedside was his wife of 63 years, Helen Taylor, and daughter-in-law Erin Taylor, both of Arcata. It was only two weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. He joined the Navy out of high school in 1945, at the age of 17 and served two years in the Pacific. Prior to serving his country in World War II he had also reached the level of Eagle Scout in 1943. Aboard his ship, the ATA 176, he was an electrician, spending most of his enlistment in Southeast Asia. He was eventually discharged to civilian life, where he attended Mansfield State University for two years and then transferred to Bucknell University, where he finished with honors in chemistry, matriculating in June 1950. His plan had been to attend medical school, but unfortunately his father died suddenly after graduation. He returned back to Mansfield and the family business, which included a movie theater, real estate and various stores. He was accepted to Temple Medical School in 1956, but had one further job to do before leaving Mansfield. It was at that time that he met his future wife, Helen Russell, on a blind date set up by her eighth grade students. They were married on July 7, 1956 in Saint James Episcopal Church, where his parents and grandparents had been married. While Bill was in medical school, they had two children, Mareen Elizabeth and William Russell, and then Thomas Harry was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in April 1960. By this time Bill had begun his internship at Harrisburg Poly Clinic Hospital. Always the outstanding student, he won the American Medical Association student new physician award in 1960. Residency followed in pediatrics at Saint Christopher’s hospital for sick children in Philadelphia. Interested in further training, he was awarded a fellowship in pediatric chest disease at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. The family moved across the country where he was named associate professor at the university and eventually moved south and became a professor of pediatrics and chairman of the pediatric outpatient department at the University of California Irvine. Never one to turn down the opportunity for further education, he then proceeded to a pediatric pathology fellowship in 1973 and 1974 at Montreal Children’s Hospital, moving the family from Huntington Beach to Canada. After the fellowship he returned to Children’s Hospital of Orange County and UCI, where he was named professor of pediatric pathology. He practiced there until retirement in 1991, after a being named chief of staff and a board member of Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Complete retirement didn’t suit him well, and he and Helen moved to an avocado farm in San Diego County near Temecula. They spent 10 happy years raising avocados, fruits and dried flowers before selling the farm and moving to Arcata to be closer to their three grandsons. Although he loved the practice of medicine, nothing took the place of family, friends and particularly vacations. These trips included: fishing, sailing, skiing, bicycling and multiple visits to family members and friends. He took particular pride in the accomplishments of his children and their spouses, which included lifeguards, lawyers, doctors, Olympic athletes and business executives. He is survived by his wife Helen Taylor, Mareen “Reenie” and Greg Boyer, William and Carolyn Taylor, Thomas and Erin Taylor and by his seven grandchildren — Natalie, Sarah, Andrea, Sandy, William, Russell and Jack Taylor — and his faithful dog, Duke. A member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka, a memorial service was held there on June 22 on his 92nd birthday. -Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2019


ERNEST H. TEED, age 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born Dec. 25, 1926 on Oregon Hill, the son of the late Henry S. and Charlotte (Duffey) Teed. He married Letha A. Dickinson on June 24, 1950, sharing 69 years of marriage together. Ernie was employed as a machine operator with the former Borden Milk Plant of Wellsboro, retiring after nearly 30 years of service. In his younger years, he also helped his father with local logging operations, worked for Pine Township and served on the Oregon Hill School Board. Ernie's hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, reading and frequently camping with his wife and friends at the Pettecote Junction Campground in Cedar Run. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Letha A. Teed, of Wellsboro; three children, Sandi (Victor) Johnson, of Asheboro, N.C., Larry E. Teed of Wellsboro, and Scott A. Teed of Liberty; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Teed, of Oregon Hill; and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by his infant sister, Julia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ernie's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY. In keeping with Ernie's wishes, a private burial will be held at his family's convenience in the Oregon Hill Cemetery, Morris. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd, Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 7/24/2019


GARY LEE VANGORDEN was born October 8, 1954 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Mary V. (Love) and Earl C. Van Gorden. He passed away peacefully with his spiritual wife, Cathy Phillips, his niece, Sarah Siecieska and his sister Sheila at his side on Thursday, July 11, 2019. His brother, Earl D. Van Gorden also preceded him in death. He is survived by his children: Corey (Tara) Van Gorden, Dora Van Gorden, and Staci Van Gorden; step-daughters: Christina Stone, and Monica Stone; sister, Sheila (Andrew) Laughlin; brother, Dennis Van Gorden; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Gary retired from Catholic Charities after 10 years of dedicated service. He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented carpenter for all his life. Gary was a jack-of-all-trades. He was a dear friend and loved everyone! A calling hour will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to Esophageal Cancer Awareness Assoc. Inc., P.O. Box 55071 #15530, Boston, MA in Gary's name. -Elmira Star-Gazette 7/17/2019


MARTIN B. 'MARTY' WEISBROD, 55, of Troy, passed away (June 16, 2019) at Robert Packer in Sayre. Marty was born in Troy on April 5, 1964 to Lloyd and Bernetta (VanNoy) Weisbrod. He was a 1984 graduate of Troy High School, was on the high school wrestling team, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Marty was employed by Handy Hauling Disposal and in his spare time enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always happy and was an all-around good guy. Marty is survived by his siblings: Karen (Dan) Troy of Elmira, New York, Donna (Bobby) Wesneski of Canton, Greg Weisbrod and Jeff (Kathy) Weisbrod, both of Troy, Lisa Sherwood and Eric (Bonnie) Weisbrod, both of Waynesboro; along with several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. Marty was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Stacy (Cook) Weisbrod. Marty’s Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Troy Vets Club, 1 Veteran Drive, Troy. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, is helping Marty’s family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marty’s memory to the American Heart Association, 727 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX. -Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2019


WOODWARD -ALICE ANNA DUNBAR, 82, of Canton passed away, early Wednesday morning, June 5, at the Bradford County Manor, in Troy. Alice Anna was born Feb. 15, 1937 in Troy, to the late Arch and Anna (Greenway) Woodward. She attended Troy High School and was a graduate of the class of 1955. In 1959, she married the love of her life, Lewis D. Dunbar, he preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2008 following nearly 49 years of marriage. From the time she was married she dedicated her life to her family and helped raise her nieces and nephews for many years. She played a very important role in their lives and loved them just as they were her own children. Alice was a hard-working individual and was employed at Canton Manufacturing for nearly 30 years until her retirement 1999. Alice loved the “Duke” and watched every John Wayne movie. She enjoyed crocheting, and listening to 50’s and 60’s country music. She was an animal lover and adored her dogs and cats. Alice’s biggest enjoyment in life were her grandsons always looking forward to times spent with them. Besides her parents and husband, Lewis Sr., she was predeceased by her brothers, Lee, Jack and Ronnie Woodward and a sister, Ida Morgriege. She is survived by her children, Lewis Dunbar Jr., Penny Dunbar and Janet Dunbar all of Canton; two grandsons, Johnathan Gilliland, Kip Buchanan; a great-granddaughter, Arica Gilliland; sisters, Ruth Woodward of Pittsburgh, Doris Fisher of Hazelton; sisters-in-law, Lizzie Bardo of Alba, Phyllis Woodward of North Carolina; special nieces and nephews, Pam Kelley, Bill Matthews, Faron “Pudge” Matthews and Susan Lyons; her canine companion, Baby Joy, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In keeping with Alice’s wishes, there will be no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in Alice’s memory can be sent to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 6/6/2019


AMMON DANIEL YODER, age 79, of Rome, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by his loving family June 14, 2019, at his son’s home where he has been residing for his last years in Rome. Ammon was born on April 5, 1940, in Dover, Delaware, the son of the late Dan A. and Malinda Miller Yoder. He grew up in the Dover area and moved to the Amish settlement in the Rome area in 1970. Ammon was a self-employed carpenter and a farmer in his younger years. He was a member of Old Order Amish Church. He enjoyed fishing and treasured his family very much. Ammon married Ida Mae Miller on April 30, 1959. He lived in Matrimony for 60 years. To this union there were born seven sons and five daughters. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, one son, one daughter, three grandchildren, and three sisters. He leaves behind his wife, 10 children, 46 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, two brothers and five sisters. As well as many nephews, nieces, and friends who adore him. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Ammon’s son, Melvin Yoder, residence, with Ray Byler officiating. Interment will follow at the Valley View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Melvin Yoder’s residence. Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing. -Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2019


THOMAS D. TWIGG passed away at the The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve assisted living facility in Tampa, Fla., on June 22, 2019 at the age of 87. Tom was born on Jan. 31, 1932 and was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Gertrude Twigg. Tom worked at the Ingersoll Rand prior to being drafted into the Army in 1951. Tom was trained as a combat medic then fought in the Korean War where he was awarded a Purple Heart. After separating from the Army in 1952, Tom became a barber and cut hair in the Valley for 30-plus years. He later moved from the Valley and resided in North Carolina, Texas and Florida. Tom leaves behind his immediate family members: son Scott (Karen) Twigg of Tampa, Fla., son Darren (Adiba) of San Antonio, Texas, and daughter Jill Lucas of Aledo, Texas. His grandchildren include Aaron Twigg of San Diego, Calif., Eric Twigg of Tampa, Fla., Ashley Bubeck (Pat) of Ellicott City, Md., Caleb Twigg and Jack Bush of San Antonio, Texas, Max and Maddox Lucas of Aledo, Texas. His great-grandchildren are Lexington, Brielynn, Sofia and Cameron. Tom’s quick wit and sense of humor will be missed! Tom will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services Inc., Largo, Fla. -Sayre Morning Times 6/15/2019


WEAVER -DOROTHY DIEFFENBACH, 87, of Dushore, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July 19, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. Born April 26, 1932 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Milton J. and Edna (Kneller) Weaver. She graduated from Cherry Township High School, a member of the class of 1950. Her husband of 55 years, Bud J. Dieffenbach, preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2007. Dorothy was “Mom” to many due to her 57 years of driving school bus for the Sullivan County School District.  She retired at the age of 81 on April 26, 2013. She is survived by six sons, Donald (Annie) Dieffenbach, Thomas Dieffenbach, Tim (Debbie) Dieffenbach, Louie Dieffenbach, Roger Dieffenbach, and Larry (Patty) Dieffenbach; five daughters, Barbara (Paul) Neff, Kathy Fillyaw, Linda (Larry) Hatton, Patty (Mike) Browning, and Lisa (Doug) Dinsdale; a brother, Milton (Marian) Weaver Jr.; a brother-in-law, William (Eve) Dieffenbach; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a twin brother, Donald Weaver and a brother Ernie Huffmaster; a sister, Doris Kinsley; two grandchildren, Bud J. Fillyaw and Randolph Dinsdale and a daughter-in-law, Petra Dieffenbach. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church-Zion Chapel, 116 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Rev. Phyllis Pelliter and Rev. Ronald Dyer co-officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday morning at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church-Zion Chapel, Dushore, Dushore Fire Company or Guthrie Hospice. -Towanda Daily Review 7/22/2019


LEAH ANN MARIE WILSEY, 32, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully at her home on July 12, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. She was born Sept. 19, 1986 in Tunkhannock, the daughter of Dale Wilsey and Jody Viscomi of Tunkhannock. Leah was a 2005 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School. She went on to further her education at Keystone College, acquiring a degree in Sports and Recreational Management, and Luzerne County Community College, acquiring a degree as a surgical technician and RN. Leah enjoyed playing softball, bowling, bonfires with friends and family, spending time with her two beautiful daughters, joyriding in her Jeep, running EMS with the Tunkhannock ambulance crew and being a member of the Tunkhannock Lions Club. In addition to her parents, Leah is survived by her daughters, Kaleigh Brown and Paige Snyder of Tunkhannock; brothers, Dale Wilsey, Jr. of Scranton, Corey Wilsey of Tunkhannock and Tyler (Alexis) Viscomi of Reading; grandmother, Lillian Barna of Tunkhannock; lifelong friends, April Shultz of Factoryville and Laura Kuzio of Harveys Lake, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held July 17 at 10 a.m., at the Harding Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock with Pastor David Stuckey of the Community Bible Church officiating. Viewings were from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday July 16 at the funeral home. Interment was at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to offset funeral expenses may be made to the Leah Wilsey Benefit at the P&G Federal Credit Union account #990000101. -Wyalusing Rocket 7/172019


WOLFE - ARLENE FREEMAN - Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us, forever in our hearts… Arlene Freeman, 82, of LeRaysville, Pa. passed away on Saturday evening, July 6, 2019 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arlene was born on March 25, 1937 in Plymouth, Pa. one of eleven children to the late John Henry and Ethel Mae (Zimmerman) Wolfe. On August 20, 1955 she married Jerry R. Freeman and together they shared 56 years together before his passing on September 9, 2011. Arlene enjoyed camping, taking nature walks, trips to the lake, spending time fishing and living a happy and healthy life. She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law: Donna and William McCurdy; her grandchildren: Melinda (Robert) Gilmore, Daniel Brown, Andrew Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Phillip Mitchell, Cara Mitchell; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews among them: Shirley (John) Hunt, Janet Carr, Dale Freeman, Kim Birdsall, Barbara Cuneo and their families also survive. Arlene was predeceased by her husband Jerry; her parents John and Ethel Wolfe; her daughter Nancy Spooner and siblings: Henrietta Wolfe, Margaret Wolfe, Kathrine Chesna, Wilbur Wolfe, John Henry Wolfe, Doris Warman, Geraldine Davidson, Sarah Freeman, Barbara Stupak and Sandy Smith; and great-grandchildren Conner Gilmore, Brayden Brown, Khloe Brown and Mason Brown. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY. A funeral service and celebration of Arlene’s life will follow at 7 p.m. -Sayre Morning Times 7/9/2019

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