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RONALD GENE ATKINSON, II, age 41, of Morris Run, PA passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on December 5, 1979 in Wellsboro, Pa, a son of Ronald Gene Atkinson, Sr. and Dianne (Hilfiger) Messner. Ronald worked as a logger for Sourbeer Logging. He enjoyed hunting and being in the woods. Ronald is survived by his mother and step-father, Dianne and Gary Messner of Roaring Branch, PA; daughter Aurora Atkinson of Watsontown, PA; brother Adam (Katey) Breon of Mansfield, PA; sisters Spring (Joe) Kyle of Liberty, PA, Beth (Joe) Smith of Millerton, PA and Nicolee (Bob) Coles of Granville Summit, PA; girlfriend Betty Johnson and her three children Cassie Bentley, McKenzie Johnson and Dale Page, Jr. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald. A private memorial service will be held at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. -Funeral home obit


DONALD W. BASTIAN, (Donnie) 68, of Cogan Station passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home. Surviving is his loving wife Mary K. (Zimmerman) Bastian. Born April 4, 1952, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Donald R. and C. Fay (Sesinger) Bastian. Donnie was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology. He began working at U.S. Supply before starting his own business Bastian Angling Specialties. He was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church and Trout Unlimited. He was also a member of the Pepper Street Band as the drummer for many years and sang with the Agape Singers Gospel Quartet. Donnie was well known within the fly fishing world as a master fly tyer. He was highly regarded for his artistry in reproducing classic wet fly and streamer patterns, which helped reintroduce these beautiful and effective trout-catchers to a new generation of anglers. He presented his work at fly fishing shows across the U.S. and in seminars to conservation and fishing organizations. He produced a series of fly tying instructional videos and hosted a popular fly tying blog. Don's most significant body of work appeared in the book Forgotten Files, where he contributed the opening chapter narrative and more than five hundred impeccably tied flies for high resolution photographs. Donnie was known for his fun loving personality and great sense of humor. He made many friends through his fly fishing and fly tying classes and was a gifted teacher who had the ability to present complex skills in a way that even a beginner could learn. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Lyneah M. Hudock (Michael, Jr.), of Cogan Station and Kimberly A. LeBlond (Marc), of Mechanicsburg; a step-daughter Alison R. Brown (Tarell), of Williamsport; nine grandchildren M.J. Hudock and Benner Hudock, Gabriel, Andrew, Grace, and Elise LeBlond, and Tiger, Zoey, and Symphany Brown; a brother Larry R. Bastian (Debby), of New Gloucester, ME; and a sister C. Diane Bastian, of Liberty. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Lou Anne (Metzger) Bastian. A memorial service to honor the life of Donnie will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the Native Fish Coalition, PO Box 10, Pownal, ME or at which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of native fish. -Funeral home obit


RICHARD DUANE BENDER, JR. (Wally), 65, of Wilkes-Barre formerly of Dushore, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Richard was born July 30, 1955 in Muncy and was the son of the late Richard Duane, Sr. and Freda A. (Snyder) Bender. Richard served his country honorably in the Army during the Vietnam war. Richard was a truck driver for over 20 years who enjoyed deer hunting, working with wood and making furniture for his family members. He is survived by his mother Freda A. (Snyder) Bender of Dushore, three sisters: Julie A. (Brett) Chamberlin of Dushore, Joan L. (Rick) Thorne of Athens, Connie J. Bender of Dushore and by a brother: David W. (Sally) Bender of Dushore. A private memorial service will be held at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore with Pastor Christopher D. Long officiating. Military honors were accorded by the U.S. Army with the burial following in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. -Funeral home obit


NORMAN DOUGLAS BENNETT Though absent you are always here, loved, missed and very dear. We know you won’t come back it’s true, but someday we will come to you . . . Our hearts were broken on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 with the sudden passing of our father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Norman Douglas Bennett, 46, of South New Berlin, NY. Norm was born in Waverly, NY on September 26, 1974, the son of Cathy (Shultz) Hawley and the late Harry D. Bennett. He loved sports and graduated from Tioga Central in 1992 after securing the position of star running back in football and a formidable baseball player. Norm joined the Air Force after high school where he earned a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Norm’s dedication, integrity and intellect combined with his personable character and his extensive knowledge of aircraft presented him with roles in leadership and Unit Deployment Manager in the Air Force and later QA Flight Inspector Specialist for Lockheed Martin, QA Flight Line Inspector for Sikorsky, Air Methods in Sydney and most recently a Quality Control Inspector for Amphenol in Sidney, NY. Norm loved spending time outdoors, escaping on many weekends to Sylvan Beach Lake where he enjoyed boating and eating clams. Escaping to the ocean he also found time to reflect, relax and listen to the peaceful lull of the ocean waves. Norm also enjoyed fishing at Hunts Pond. Norm’s love for sports didn’t end with high school: he was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan — and Miami Dolphins fan as well. Norm always lifted the spirits of those around him, his smile bright and laughter contagious. He loved his family, always proactive with their care and wellbeing. He held a strong faith, deeply rooted, and as such he was able to lend his strength to those around him. Norm will be greatly missed by his son Cody Bennett; his mother and step-father Cathy and Tom Hawley; his sister and brother-in-law: Lora and Dan Wiggins; and his nephew Clay Wiggins. Norm also leaves behind his uncles and aunts: Terry and Shanon Shultz, Dave and Karen Lucas, and Cindy Shirkey; several cousins whom he had many fond childhood memories with. Norm was welcomed into Heaven by his father Harry Bennett, and grandparents: Harold Bennett and Irene Keenan and his uncle David Shirkey. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at the Nichols United Methodist Church, Main St., Nichols. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns when at the church to include wearing masks and social distancing. A luncheon and period of fellowship will follow at the VFW Post 6824, Rome, Pa at 1:30 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a gift of remembrance to the family, c/o Sutfin Funeral Chapel, PO Box 72, Nichols, NY or the Nichols United Methodist Church Sunday School Program, 59-1 N. Main St., Nichols, NY in loving memory of Norman Douglas Bennett. -Sayre Morning Times 2/2/2021


BIRNEY -ARLENE L. TALADA, 87, of Athens, Pa., passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Robert Packer Hospital. Born on Aug. 9, 1933, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Goldie Birney. Arlene spent many years of her life working in the textile industry as a Presser at Louis J Sportswear and Joyce Manufacturing, followed by an Inspector at Evan Scott Manufacturing in Sayre, Pa. Arlene loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed doing word searches and crossword books. Arlene loved helping her grandchildren with their homework. She enjoyed cooking, yard sales, and watching ball games. As a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be deeply missed by those who survive her: Evelyn Barrett of Ocala, Fla., Jean Driscoll of Ocala, Fla., Sodonia Bartlow of Athens, Pa., Donald (Cindy) Talada of Sayre, Pa., Judy (Bill) Talada of Waverly, N.Y., and daughter-in-law Sherry Talada of Sayre, Pa. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and many friends. She loved her neighbors as much as her neighbors loved her. She is predeceased by her husband James Wayne Talada Sr., her siblings Irene, Joyce, Mamie, and Donald, and her son James Talada Jr. Friends and family may call on June 17, 2021, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. -Sayre Morning Times 6/16/2020


CHRISTOPHER JAMES BISHOP, (Chris) 31, of 3525 Bumpville Road, Ulster, Pa. Litchfield Township, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 following a motor vehicle accident. Chris was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 18, 1989 the son of James Bishop and Lisa Leighton Bishop. He attended Northeast Bradford High School and later worked in the field stone business. Chris was employed as a truck driver for the Tulpehocken Spring Water Company in Towanda. Chris loved spending time with his children and family. He enjoyed the outdoors, woodcrafts, rock music and collecting old bottles. He is survived by his fiancé, Heather Bradley, his children, Zayden James Bishop and Zarya Anne Bishop, mother, Lisa Bishop (Michael Goodenow), father, James E. Bishop (Brenda Bishop), sister, Keri Bishop, nephew, Oliver James Bishop, paternal grandmother, Doreen Babcock, paternal grandfather, Bill Bishop, maternal grandparents, Jim and Pat Harkness as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends Friday, February 26, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 2/24/2021


THOMAS STANLEY BLASZ “Shwartz,” 64, of Granville Summit, PA passed away February 2nd, 2021. Tom was born April 15th, 1956 in Springville, New York to Richard “Dick” and Mary (Weiss) Blasz. He attended Troy Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1975. On October 1, 1977 he married the love of his life, Darlene Spencer in Granville Center. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage and raised three sons. Tom enjoyed staying busy and was always working. He was considered a jack of many trades throughout his lifetime which began with building silos and driving across country delivering fire trucks. His life then led to veal farming, general construction and HVAC installation until he settled into his final calling in the oil & gas industry. Tom worked pipeline construction and inspection for the majority of his career. Tom was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed vegetable gardening, tractor pulling, hunting and fishing. His most prominent hobby was working in his small butcher shop during deer season which he looked forward to every year. Tom was preceded in death by his father; Richard “Dick” Blasz. He is survived by his mother; Mary Blasz, his wife of 44 years; Darlene (Spencer) Blasz, sons and grandchildren; Jason (Natasha) Blasz & Zackary, Lydia, Ethan, Josh (Amanda) Blasz & Dominick, Tim (Mellisa) Blasz & Alaina, Jaxson, Austin siblings; Mary (Kevin) Cummins, Joseph (Ellen) Blasz, Richard (Wilma) Blasz, Kenneth (Deborah) Blasz, Robert (Diana) Blasz, Barbara (Steven) Dziak and many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as lifelong friend Rick “Kinkle” Kendall and their Sunday morning visits. In maintaining with Tom’s wishes there will be no services. Pepper funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2021


WILLIAM BOGRACZYK SR., age 78, of Blossburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 30, 1942 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Vincent and Mary (Tafelski) Bogaczyk. Bill worked as an assembler for Dresser Industries and was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and the American Legion in Blossburg. Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law , William and Jessa Bogaczyk of Syracuse, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Erna Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA; and two sisters, Teresa Steves of Blossburg, PA, and Gertrude Burt of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clement, Joseph, and Vincent; and six sisters, Celia, Margaret, Gina, Dorothy, Marian, and Helen. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Child Catholic Church, 240 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Reverend Bryan Wright as celebrant. -Funeral home obit


BRADSHAW -GERALDINE B. (Bradshaw) WHITE, age 91, of Stevensville, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 5, 1929 in Stevensville, PA the daughter of the late John D. and Isabelle M. Carlin Bradshaw. Geraldine was a graduate of the Camptown High School with the class of 1947.  After high school she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1951. She started her teaching career in 1951 at the LeRaysville Elementary School. She taught 1st grade for one year then 2nd grade for the rest of career. In 1970 she moved from the LeRaysville Elementary School to the Northeast Bradford Elementary until she retired in 1985. While she was teaching she also assisted on the family farm and apple orchard. She married Bob White (her one and only) on October 5, 1985. They moved to Tunkhannock until 2000, at which time they built their house in Stevensville to come “Home” to enjoy the rest of their retirement years. Geraldine was a member of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church and became an elder with the church in the 1940’s. She was also the treasurer for 20 years. In her younger years she hunted deer to provide food for the family and she harvested at least 50 deer. She was very loyal to her family and took care of her parents in their later years and her brother, Gerald, before his passing 2004. Her dear friend, Barb Gott, gave her lessons in rug hooking. Geraldine also loved cross stitching and quilting. She mentioned not having time to finish her most recent project, a quilt that she had been working on for the last three years. She even made all of her clothing for her entire life. Geraldine is survived by her nieces and nephews, Mark and Linda White of Laceyville, PA, Dave and Cindy White of Laceyville, PA, Linda and Gerald Pallis of Lake Carey, PA, and Kevin White (Betty Ann Grochal) of Meshoppen, PA. She is also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Denise Kirk, Debbie Johnson, Kathy Pederson, and Linda White. Besides her parents and brother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. “Quail” White (d. October 30, 2020); her infant sister Charlotte Mary Bradshaw; her close cousin, Carl Bradshaw; and her brothers/sister-in-law, William and Lorraine White and Gerald White. Geraldine had many good friends, near and far.  She had several wonderful neighbors who were close to her. They stayed in touch with brief visits and frequent phone calls. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Geraldine was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Geraldine’s name to the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, c/o Betty Harris, 5495 Leisure Lakes Road, Stevensville, PA 18845. Arrangements are entrusted with the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. -Funeral home obit


JAMES EDWARD BUCK "J.B.", 66, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away on Feb. 28, 2020 unexpectedly. He was born on Jan. 7, 1954 to Edward Sheldon and Rosa Marie (Confer) Buck in Wellsboro. Jim is survived by his daughter and two sons, Jennifer Jo Buck, Shane and Seth Mascho, and their children, grandchildren, Austin Sheldon Buck and Katelin Marie Young, along with siblings, David Buck of Corning, N.Y., John (Darlene) Buck of Lawrenceville, Tim (Roxann) Buck of Millerton, Trixie (Jeff) Blass of Galeton, Mark Buck of Tioga and long-time friends, Sal Demay, Bill Cook "Cookie" and Denise Wilson of Florida. He was predeceased by both parents and a brother, Scott. Jim was raised in Lawrenceville, and graduated from Williamson High School. He was employed by the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation in Watkins Glen, N.Y. prior to his move to Florida. His favorite job was delivering fire trucks across the country for American LaFrance. He was a talented artist and mechanic with a passion for motorcycles, and loved completely rebuilding them from top to bottom including some amazing paint work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and even learned to scuba dive. He was a long time member of A.B.A.T.E. Celebration of life services are planned at Bay 3 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. on the anniversary of his death and a small family gathering this summer most likely close to the 4th of July, the favorite holiday of his sister, Trixie, who recently passed away on his birthday. Anyone who wishes may make a memorial donation to the Daytona Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. at P.O. Box 263198, Daytona Beach, FL. To plant a tree in memory of James Edward Buck, please visit Tribute Store. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/2/2021


BUTLER -PHYLLIS I. (Butler) KECK, 82, of Wellsboro, passed away Sunday February 14, 2021 at UPMC Soldiers and Sailors. She was born July 2, 1938 in Milford, CT to Horace S. and Helen M. (Aldrich) Butler. On July 2, 1956, Phyllis married Carlton A. "Red" Keck. She worked as manager of the cafeteria for the Wellsboro Area School District. Phyllis loved camping, crocheting and reading, walking her dog Jake and all other animals. She is survived by her husband Red; a son: Scott A. Keck (Linda) of Cameron, NC; a daughter: Susan L. Keck of Wellsboro; three grandchildren: Joshua Agosto, Stephanie Guiterrez, and Alexander Keck - Leedy; a twin brother: Phillip Butler (Yvonne) of Middlebury Center; and a sister: Shirley Clark of Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons: Calvin and Jeffrey Keck. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. There will be a visitation from 1-2pm Thursday February 18, 2021 with efforts to socially distance and occupancy limitations observed, a private funeral service will follow in the funeral home. Those interested in making a donation in Phyllis' memory are encouraged to remember the American Cancer Society 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/2021


BRYCE SCOTT CAMPBELL, passed away tragically on Monday, January 25, 2021 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on February 17, 2000 in Sayre, Pa. Bryce attended Athens Area High School and had dreamed of being able to get his CDL and travel the country. Bryce loved riding dirt bikes, fishing, and spending time with his friends. He was an exceptional artist and loved to draw in his free time. Bryce was a gentle soul with a kind and giving heart and was a great friend to many. He had the best sense of humor and could always make you laugh. His smile will be remembered forever. Bryce will be forever loved by his parents; Heather and Tom Briggs of Athens, Pa. and Eric Campbell of Athens, Pa., brothers; Riley Campbell, Landon Briggs, and Maddox Briggs, sister; Emma Briggs, grandparents; Lisa and Keith Crain of Ulster, Pa., Pat and Sharon Campbell of Sayre, Pa., and Diane and Andrew Sindoni of Athens, Pa., great-grandmother; Carol Davis of Ulster, Pa., aunts and uncles; Stacy (Steven) Levering of Athens, Pa., Holly (Nevin) Irvin of Oberlin, Ohio, Faith (Brian) Bentley of Waverly, N.Y., Colleen Campbell of Athens, Pa., and Kevin Campbell of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., special cousins; Levi Kuhns, Gabriel Levering, Aiden Irvin, Brody Irvin, Kailee Campbell, Avie and Quinn Campbell, Carter Campbell, Brayden Bentley, and Blake Bentley. He is predeceased by his grandfathers; Leadom Warner, Robert Kuhns and great-grandfathers; Charlie Davis and Rodney “Old Pop” Briggs. Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. -Sayre Morning Times 1/27/2021


VERNON G. CANFIELD, age 73, of Wyalusing, (formerly of Moxie) passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Vernon was born on Sept. 9, 1947 in Moxie, PA the son of the late Claude (d. 1975) and Hazel Bates Canfield (d. 1993). He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the class of 1965. After high school he served his county in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal from 1966-1970. He served a year and 10 months in the Philippines. After his honorable discharged, he was a school bus driver for Wyalusing Area School District. He was also employed as a truck driver for P & N Packing and a dump truck driver for Ronca and Son’s Construction and Johnson Quarries. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. He was an avid gardener and always had enough vegetables to share with his family and friends. Even after when he moved to Park Place Apartments he still planted a garden. He enjoyed reading and watching westerns. He took great pleasure in hunting especially with his granddaughter, Ashley. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends, notably his friends at the Wyalusing Hotel. Vernon is survived by his children Leslie Taylor and her husband, Morgan, of Wyalusing, PA and Keegan Canfield and his wife, Ashley, of Wysox; his grandchildren, Ashley Owen and her husband, Justin, of Laceyville; Sierra Peterson of Ulster, Jacob Canfield of Cherry Point, NC, Brennan Canfield of Lackland, TX, Aislynn, Kolten, Avery and Esmae Canfield all of Wysox and Alyssa Carrington of Warren Center; his great-grandchildren, Taigan and Emberly Owen of Laceyville.   He is also survived by his siblings, Virginia Bell (Joe) of Lake Carey, Duane Canfield of Moxie and Leila Steele (Alison) of Greene, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Claudia Canfield, Edward Canfield, and Jeanetta Wells and his nephew, Mitchell Winters. A Military Honor Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, and will be conducted by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Visitation on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Military Honor Service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Vernon’s name to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 2/2/2021


BREVARD -EVERETT CARTER , age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1927 in Schenectedy, NY to the late Emmett and Charlotte Carter. He was preceded in death by his sister, Caryl (deceased). He served in the US Navy during WW II and then attended St Lawrence University (NY) and graduated in 1950 as a chemical engineer. Ev started his career in Towanda, PA where he became General Manager for Sylvania Corp where he made many dear friends. His career ultimately took him to positions domestically and around the world. In every location he met and made friends that would last a lifetime. He loved people and they loved him. His outside interests took him down many diverse paths. From serving as President of the St. Paul Winter Carnival for two years, to church work to serving on boards of countless corporations and banks. Ev loved a challenge and his enthusiasm and commitment to getting the job done “right” was something you could count on. Anyone who knew him had an Ev story, or two. He enjoyed dancing, and he and Sue would often be found at a local establishment near their cabin in northern Wisconsin dancing the night away if there was a great band playing. The little cabin in the woods brought many years of joy to Ev and Sue. A deer and bear habitat was developed along with a stocked trout pond and when it came time to sell the property, it was put into the National Land Conservation Trust to preserve the natural habitat for years to come. As an avid outdoorsman, Ev hunted and fished all over the US and Canada. In 2005 he and about 20 of the members of the Monroeton Gun Club in PA completed a new clubhouse where they hunt turkeys, deer and bear. The club holds an annual pig roast where members and friends gather to eat, relax and see old friends. It is important to note that Ev was a diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers. He dressed in his Packer attire for each game and cheered with enthusiasm whether they won or lost. Ev will be missed dearly by countless friends and his family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Sue, and a blended family of five children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no services will be held at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 2/6/2021


CARTER -ESTHER A. (Carter) YODER, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (D.HumL.), was born on Aug. 11, 1938 and went home to be with the Savior she loved on Feb. 15, 2021 after a short stay at Haven Hospice. She was predeceased by her parents, F. Elston and Ruth (Jones) Carter of West Auburn, PA; daughter, Dawn C. (Hall) Brehm of Gainesville, FL; her husband, Herbert A. Yoder of Endicott, NY; brothers, Lester “Butchie” Carter of West Auburn and Eugene “Dale” Carter of Lakeland, FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Esther is survived by her brother, Harold (Charlotte) Carter of LeRaysville, PA; sister, Sharon (Pete Brusamonti) Carter of Fort Mead, FL; brother, Lewis (Sandy) Carter of Sebring, FL; nephew, Elston (Linda) Carter of Pelham, NH; niece, Jana Lyn (Lou) Verry of Meshoppen, PA; nephew, Matthew (Kim) Carter of Lakeland, FL; niece Kolleen (Ron) Carroll of Laceyville, PA; nephew, Frank (Kim) McIntyre of Meshoppen; niece, Carmen (Eric) Eberlin of Laceyville; nephew, Robert Leonardo of Sebring; nephew, Michael (Leigh Ann) Leonardo of Sebring; beloved godson, Scott (Apryl) Laraway of Gainesville; stepson, George (Patricia B.) Yoder of Landrum, SC; stepdaughter, Sharon (Ronald) Shirley of Poplar Ridge, NY; stepdaughter, Patricia A. Yoder of Newark Valley, NY; stepdaughter, Kathleen (Ginger) Yoder of Kings Mtn., NC; special cousins, Marlene Kelley and Annita Breitweiser; long-time caregiver and friend, Jackie Miles of Gainesville; many dearly loved grand-nieces and nephews; 13 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and “adopted” grandchildren who called her GG. She was born and raised on a small dairy farm in West Auburn, starting out school in a one-room schoolhouse. As a teenager, she worked collecting milk samples for testing. She was active in high school basketball and played the alto saxophone, being seated first chair at state competitions. She graduated from Meshoppen High School in 1956. Her only desire was to attend college, and she had an aunt who helped make this dream happen. She enrolled in Keuka College, Keuka, NY, then an all-girl’s school, majoring in Christian Education. She played basketball and joined the swim team. She graduated from Keuka in 1960. Esther began her career using her college degree working for United Methodist churches in Rushville and Montrose, PA and High Street in Binghamton, NY, from 1960 to 1969. In 1969, she became a Fashion Wagon distributor, a clothing company out of Minnesota, working until the company closed. Like everything Esther did, she excelled and won many trips and awards. From 1969 to 1973, Esther also worked in her husband’s service station and snow plowing businesses. From 1974 to 1977, they owned and operated a Chem-Clean furniture stripping and refinishing business. When her husband was diagnosed with ALS in 1977, she began looking for work outside the businesses they ran together. This is when she began her career at Subway Corporation from 1977 until she retired in 2015. She started as a Subway General Manager of three stores in Endicott, NY. From 1979 to 1985, she was a Subway Field Representative, meeting with franchisees and scouting for potential locations for new stores in the north and southeast. In 1985, she moved from Endicott to Gainesville. From 1985 to 2000, Esther was a Southeast Development Agent, opening over 170 stores for Subway Corporate. From 1985 until 2015, she was the owner of several Subway franchises in Gainesville and co-owner with her brother in Central FL. Between 1987 to 2000, Esther opened the first international Subway locations in Toronto, Canada, Perth, Australia, and London, England. Over the years, she helped Subway grow from 50 stores to over 30,000. Esther’s life included her devotion to Trinity UMC in Gainesville; supporting her alma mater, Keuka College; spending summers at Dimock, PA Camp Meeting; supporting sports of which she thoroughly enjoyed; traveling and living the principles she lived by and held dear by helping others reach their own life goals. Gathering and celebrating with family was always a priority for her. Esther’s years at Trinity UMC started when she came to Gainesville in 1985, and her love for it had not stopped until she took her last breath. She was co-chair of the fundraising committee for the purchase of 67 acres on 53rd Avenue where the church now stands. She called this project “The Miracle on 53rd Avenue.” She served as co-chair of the building committee for construction on the 53rd Avenue site and was instrumental in the relocation of the sanctuary cross from the 8th Avenue location to the new building because it was something she loved and could not see worshipping in the new sanctuary without that cross before her. She donated a stained-glass window of Jesus with a lamb at the new building. She served on the building committee for 20 years once the building was complete. Esther loved the outdoor coffee station called “The Hub” when on 8th Avenue and, in 2017, helped facilitate the construction of the “Welcome Center” at the new location, as she missed the gathering place between and after services that “The Hub” once provided. “Gathering” was one of her passions. She was also on the Trinity Foundation Board, which has a mission of “Looking always to the future.” Esther had a desire to create a good future for everyone in all she did. She participated in seven capital improvement campaigns, including one that paid off the church mortgage. She was a bell ringer because she loved music so very much, but by her own confession, could not carry a tune, saying “You do NOT want to hear me sing!” There were many treasured events in which she participated: the Subway Saints women’s group, the book club, The Bread Bowl dinners to raise money for the hungry and supporting missionary projects. With the Trinity church, Esther took missionary trips to Israel, a land she loved so much she went there three times. Her time spent serving at Keuka College was a blessing to her. She served on the executive committee, as vice chair and later chair of the board of trustees. She achieved Emeritus Trustee in 2013, an honor bestowed on few. She was co-chair of the “Save Ball Hall Campaign.” Ball Hall was the original building on the campus and was over 100 years old. She was chair of “Sharing the Future One Student at a Time Campaign” and facilitated the largest amount brought into Keuka at that time. She chaired the development committee during this time. Esther was an ardent supporter for the building and maintenance of the college chapel. She was the recipient of the Kathryn Blyley Award, the highest recognition awarded by Keuka College. She gave the Keuka commencement speech when she was chair of the board. Esther received her D.HumL. in 2013, giving an inspiring response speech to the graduating class and receiving a standing ovation for her inspiring words, “Every day is 24 hours of opportunity to become…” Esther loved Dimock Camp Meeting, a United Methodist Camp Meeting in Dimock, PA. How long did she go there? She has a picture of herself as a one-year-old in her father’s arms at a camp meeting. Many years of Esther’s devotion and volunteering came to an end only when she could no longer safely traverse the site’s terrain. She was crucial to the saving of the original chapel on the grounds. Her goal was to make sure generations to come could worship on the same holy ground she loved. No one was a greater sports fan than Esther Carter Yoder. Once in Gainesville, she supported Florida Gator football and basketball, both with her contributions and presence in the stands. When she could not attend games, she was in front of the TV wherever she was, watching sports and yelling as if she were in the stands. She hosted many tailgate parties at the games and at her home. Esther was a member of the Gator Football Booster Club, the Gator Basketball Tip-Off Club and a Scholarship and Bull Gator contributor. She was a generous and supportive Christian, devoted to God’s work. She led her life with God first, family second, church third and work last. But make no mistake, she was as hard a worker as she was a devoted Christian and sports fan. She was known to many as “The Subway Lady,” after a newspaper article reported on her opening international stores. But mostly people did not ever know what she did for others. Her joy was to give and help others, giving them a hand up and remaining silent about it. If someone had a need, you never knew when she would quietly, often anonymously, step in to meet that need as an expression of all she believed and lived. A celebration of Esther’s remarkable life will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the Worship Center at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave., Gainesville, FL. Interment of ashes will immediately follow in the Memory Garden at Trinity. A box lunch will be served under the tent outdoors. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the renovation of the Hospitality/Bride’s Room in the Worship Center at Trinity UMC. You may make checks payable to Trinity and note “Esther Yoder Memorial” on the check, mailing it to the address above. If you prefer to make an online donation, go to the Trinity website, and click on “gifts.” If you have a story you want to share of how Esther touched or changed your life, please share your memories with her family by emailing them to The family will treasure the gift of the memory of your time touched by Esther. Our deepest gratitude goes to the staff at Trinity UMC and Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes for serving our family at this time, as we continue to walk our dear Esther “home,” with these celebrations of her life. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 2/23/2021


CASTLE -DOROTH IRENE (Castle) SCHANBACHER better known to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and a couple of generations of Liberty area kids as Granny D, brightened hearts for more than 91 years. She baked the best gingerbread boy cookies, the kind that are big and soft and sprinkled with lots of sugar crystals and a red candy heart. She made them for every winter holiday and all her nieces and nephews looked forward to Thanksgiving feasts at Aunt Dorothy’s house because everyone got gingerbread boys to take home. Dorothy’s parents, Benjamin Harrison Castle and Lillian Virginia (McNeil) Castle, grew up in Boone, NC, but moved to Dilliner in Greene County, southern Pennsylvania, in the late-1920s to find work in the coal mines there. Dorothy was born in Dilliner, PA on June 25, 1929. She was the youngest of four; one brother and two sisters. In April of 1930 the family moved to the farm on Williams Hollow Road, at the foot of South Mountain just outside East Canton. While her Dad continued to work at the coal mine in Dilliner, her mother, her big brother Charles E. Castle and older sisters, Alma and Jean, worked on the farm, building a herd of Guernsey cows, planting a big garden and their own fruit orchard. At the age of 4 Dorothy started first grade at the one room East Canton grade school where her teacher, Rosie Golden, gave her a love of poetry and taught the students beautiful cursive handwriting along with the basic subjects. Dorothy graduated from Canton High School in 1946. Right out of high school, Dorothy became the secretary at Rockwell’s Mill. She took over that job from her sister, Jean, when Jean married Jack Huffman, Jr. While at Rockwell’s she made many friends among the mill workers and met the farmers from the surrounding farms as they came in to get their grain orders. One of those young farmers was Gordon Schanbacher from East Point. But it wasn’t until a spur of the moment invitation to go square dancing on a double date with Joey Bedford and Frank Herman that Gordon and Dorothy started dating. They were married on July 29, 1948. For the first year of their marriage they lived in an apartment in Canton before moving to the family farm in East Point. Two children joined the family, Linda in 1950 and Roy in 1953. Dorothy continued working at Rockwell’s after Linda was born, but before Roy was born she became a full time homemaker with all the demands of life on a dairy farm. She still found time to get involved in the East Point community. She taught Bible School and the children’s Sunday School classes at East Point United Methodist church for many years. She especially loved the Christmas and Easter programs when she could get the kids on stage for a play. Shy kids turned into confident actors under her encouragement. Over the years Dorothy and Gordon enjoyed vacations at the New Jersey shore, trips to North Carolina, a tour of the western states, bowling in summer leagues, and swimming in the Big Shrader creek near Powell on Sunday afternoons. They had planned to find a place in Florida to escape some of the winter months, but after only 33 years of marriage, Gordon suffered a massive heart attack and passed away on February 6th 1982. Dorothy picked up the pieces of her life, installed a swimming pool at home, became the day care center for her grandchildren, Carly age 2 and baby, Nathan, and continued to help her son, Roy, on the dairy farm. She also used her talents to join the casts of several local plays. In 1986 the Liberty community was inspired by Pastor Jack Palmer and Pastor Clyde DeShong to present a passion play titled “The King of Nazareth”. More than 100 Liberty community members participated with the original script by Pastor Jack, original music by Diane Bastian, and handmade costumes and sets. Dorothy played Mary, Mother of Jesus. That experience inspired her to research, write and then perform stories from the viewpoint of several women of the Bible, including Queen Esther, The Woman at the Well, Mary, Mother of Jesus, and historical figure, Susanna Wesley. She made her own costumes and told their stories in character. Along with her sister in law, Norma Jane Moyer, as her chauffeur, she traveled to churches all over the area presenting the portrayals, going as far as Hummelstown, near Hershey and Altoona. As if that was not enough, she also was a prolific poet and a columnist for the church newsletter, writing from the viewpoint of a little church mouse named Annony Mouse. Her stories of Annony Mouse, Granny Mouse and Great Uncle Murphy have entertained the Liberty area United Methodist churches since 1989. Of course each month’s newsletter would not have been complete without illustrations, so she drew the Mouse Family in all kinds of situations from Christmas celebrations, to sunflower gardening, to snowball fights. For a time she and Wilmer Wilcox, a friend from her days at Rockwell’s Mill, exchanged poems in the Canton newspaper. She loved to tell a good story and wrote and illustrated many entertaining stories for her grandchildren and her church family. She loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up. In 2007 granddaughter, Carly, and her husband, Jared Frank, presented her with great grandson, Quentin, and in 2009, great granddaughter, Lydia joined the family. In March 2018 grandson, Nathan, and his wife, Allison (Senchur) Schanbacher, brought even more joy to her life when great granddaughter, Tessa Mae arrived. Dorothy also loved her cats, Lizzie and Minnie Pearl, Cubby and Hidey, but her grandchildren were definitely the light of her life. Dorothy was slowed down a bit by a couple of heart attacks, one at age 66 and another at age 72, but they didn’t keep her down for long. She loved to work in her flower gardens and enjoyed the sitting on the front porch with her friends and neighbors and family. Besides the gingerbread boy cookies, she was famous for her homemade banana ice cream and her chocolate raspberry moose tracks ice cream that was served at the East Point Ice cream social each August. She helped make Easter Eggs each year at the church and stayed active in church right up until the covid quarantine situation kept her home. She spent this past summer on her big front porch with her favorite cat, Lizzie, on her lap watching her flower garden bloom, the humming birds and butterflies visit, and the traffic passing by. She celebrated her 91st birthday in June. Over the past year congestive heart failure gradually drained her energy. When it got too cold to be outside, she spent her days reading through all her journals, letters, and church newsletters, making sure that they were sorted and preserved in the right order. She always worried that she hadn’t done enough to help her community and her family, so right up until her last weeks of life she was thinking of things she could do to brighten someone’s day. She had outlived most of her friends and all of her siblings, and just couldn’t wait to join them all in heaven. She passed away in her own home surrounded by her son, Roy, daughter in law, Kay, and daughter, Linda Keim (Stan) of Jerseytown, PA. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Gordon A. Schanbacher, parents, Benjamin and Virginia Castle, brother and sister in law, Charles E. and Marrian (Cole) Castle, sister and brother in law, Alma and Albert Duda, sister, Jean Huffman, and sister in law, Norma Jane (Schanbacher) Moyer. She is survived by brothers in law, Jack Huffman, Jr and Cecil R. Moyer, children Roy A and Kay (Huffman) Schanbacher of East Point, Linda and Stan Keim of Jerseytown, PA, and 2 grandchildren, Carly (Jared) Frank of Watsontown, and Nathan (Allison) Schanbacher of East Point and 3 great grandchildren, Quentin, Lydia, and Tessa. She loved her many nieces and nephews very dearly and all her wonderful East Point neighbors and friends. She will be remembered in a family service at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA on Thursday, February 25th at 2 pm with a visitation for family from 1-2. Pastor Tom Harmic will conduct the service. Masks and social distancing will be requested while attending. Due to covid concerns and the cold winter weather, burial will be at the family’s convenience when the snow is a distant memory, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming. In lieu of flowers Dorothy would have wanted gifts to go to the East Point United Methodist Memorial Fund, PO Box 4, Liberty, PA or to the Tioga County Cat Project at or PO Box 160, Elkland, PA. -Funeral home obit


EDGAR M. CHUBBUCK - A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place… Our world was made all the brighter when our loving dad and grandpa was by our side. Our hearts were broken on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 with the passing of our loving dad and grandpa Edgar M. Chubbuck, 92, of Orwell Twp. Ed was born on the family farm in Potterville, PA on July 25, 1928, a son of the late Seth and Anna (Crawford) Chubbuck. He attended school in Orwell Hill and later graduated from the LeRaysville High School in 1945 as his class Salutatorian. A star basketball player, Ed caught the eye of his “lover girl” Norma Edith Bennett. A courtship that lasted for years, and on April 14, 1947 in Towanda, Ed and Norma married and cherished nearly 68 years of marriage until her passing on Feb. 10, 2015. A lifelong dairy farmer and resident of Bradford County, Ed loved to spend time at home. He was man of many talents, Ed was a talented woodworker and electrician ~ having built his own home, and shared his love of making maple syrup with many. He also handcrafted over fifty popsicle stick homes and area buildings which are treasured by many. Ed was a man of few words, but his words impacted those he knew. Ed and Norma were faithful members of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in LeRaysville. He was an avid supporter of the NY Yankees and enjoyed cheering on Penn State Football. Ed was reunited with his loving wife Norma Edith; his sons: Lynn Chubbuck and Marcus Chubbuck; and his parents He will be greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law: Susan and Raymond Bird; daughter-in-law: Marie Chubbuck; his special grandchildren: Andrew (Jennifer) Bird, Kyle (Christen) Bird, Emily Bird; Terri (Greg) Peck, Daniel (Theresa) Chubbuck, Kelly (Chad) Benedict. His great grandchildren: Oliver, Walker, Lynsey, Abby, Noah, Jack, Abigail, Parker, Saraiha, and Charity. Several nieces, nephews and their families; and a dear friend, Pat Hicks who always brightened Dad’s day with phone calls. At request of the family a graveside service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, PA in loving memory of Edgar M. Chubbuck. -Towanda Daily Review 2/11/2021


MATTHEW B. CRANDLE - On Friday, April 30, 2021 Matthew B. Crandle of North Towanda passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 40 years of age. Born July 18, 1980 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Marlene Crandle and the late Kevin Williams. He was the husband of the former Helena Poplin. Matthew was a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was friendly and outgoing and well-known for his sharp, somewhat sarcastic sense of humor. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and tinkering with car engines, but his true passion was to be found in his occupation as an over-the-road tractor-trailer driver for the natural gas industry. Most of all, Matthew was a devoted son, husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Helena, at home; his mother, Marlene (Thomas) Carr of Troy; son, Malyk Crandle of Sayre; daughters, Tyanne Crandle of Sayre and Harmony Johnson of Rome; stepsons, Elijah Yoder of Wyalusing and Allen Tuttle of Towanda; stepdaughter, Saige Yoder of Towanda; brothers, Timothy Friends, Brett Carr and Aaron Carr, all of Troy; sisters, Sara Bowman of Troy, Jennifer Williams of Philadelphia and Noelle Williams of Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Williams, in 2010. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Morse & Kleese Funeral home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. -Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2021


DONALD MELVIN CRUMB, of Ridgway, VA, age 93, passed away February 7, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Don was born December 15, 1927 on the family farm located on Pumpkin Hill in Roseville, PA. He was the son of Ernest and Rennie Knickerbocker Crumb. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1945. Don had developed a love of farming and animals. He also played on the local baseball team and enjoyed going dancing. He joined the Marines and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. He began working at National Home Building Systems Corp. in 1950, first working in Horseheads, NY then transferring to Martinsville, VA in 1980. He was a plant supervisor for 40 years until retiring in 1990. On September 27, 1970 Donald married his wife, Jessie (Proud) Crumb, originally from Michigan. They both had a love for deer hunting and bowling. They also enjoyed the beautiful area of where they lived along the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the years he raised peacocks, pheasants, and guinea hens, loved all birds including hummingbirds and took in many stray cats as well has had several dogs and even some raccoons. He also helped neighbors take care of their cattle and haying and built a handful of storage barns. He also maintained different people's lawns and gardens. He was an International Harvester man and always owned at least one and his most recent pride and joy was a 1945 Farmall A, he rebuilt himself. Don was very active well into his 90's, had a great sense of humor and sharp as a tack, and was a serious competitor of cribbage and card games. He also had an extensive coin collection he was happy to show to anyone. He had a deep love of family and friends and tried to make a yearly visit back to the Roseville and Elmira area whenever possible. Even though he never had any children of his own he made every effort to help any of his nephews and nieces when they were in need. He was a special kind of man, lived his life to the fullest and was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to so many, and will be dearly missed. Don is survived by brothers, Wilbur Crumb, and his wife Gloria (Skoreski) Crumb of Pine City, NY and Lester Crumb of Tioga, PA., and former sister-in-law, Avis (Doane) Crumb of Muskegon, MI and many beloved nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces as well as special friends, Betty Cruise and Dean O'Dell. Don is preceded in death by not only his parents but his wife Jessie, who passed in 2011, two sisters, Evelyn (Crumb) Dunbar and Lois (Crumb) Root Rollier Stanard and two brothers, Otto "Joe" Crumb and Richard Crumb. There will be no service at his request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your local rescue squad or animal shelter. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/11/2021


MARK J. DELAURO, 59, formerly of Troy, PA has gone fishing. He passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa following a brief battle with Covid19. Mark was born January 30, 1961, in Elmira, NY, son of Carole Bayer and the late Nicholas DeLauro. He graduated from Troy High School, a member of the class of 1979. He served in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Maine. After completing his military service, he pursued a career as a Registered Nurse until the time of death. Mark enjoyed the outdoors, most specifically fishing. He enjoyed playing the acoustic guitar. His daughter, Erin remembers most his absolute love of coffee, his telling of elaborate stories and how much he enjoyed her pumpkin chili. He received constant praise and gratitude from the many patients and families he provided nursing care for and was known by them as a ‘kind and loving man’. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas DeLauro. Mark is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Ross and Autumn DeLauro of Mansfield, PA; his daughter and son-law Erin and Reuben Barrett of Burlington, PA; his mother and her husband Carole and Curtis Bayer, of Columbia Crossroads, PA; his favorite (and only) sister Disa DeLauro and her significant other Mindy Mercer (Mark’s favorite princess), of Troy, Pa; his twin brother and his wife Mathew and Annette DeLauro of East Smithfield, PA; grandsons Carson, Reed and Ian Barrett and Owen DeLauro; nephew Brendan (& Diane) Morse; great-nephews Kaden and Rowan of Seattle, WA and many extended family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances. He also leaves behind his faithful companions, his beloved cats Digger, Cubby and Tommy Boy. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a later date. Memorial contributions can be sent to a charity of your choice or Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 34 Fenner Ave. Troy PA in memory of Mark J. DeLauro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2021


DAVID JAMES DELOSA, age 76, of Covington, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital. David was born on April 28, 1944 in Long Island, NY, a son of David and Dorothy (Baker) DeLosa. Him and his wife, Jennifer (Slatic) DeLosa, were married for 53 years. David worked for PennDot as the Bradford and Erie County Manager. He was also a Veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Holy Child Catholic Church. David enjoyed boating, camping, snowmobiling, traveling, working in the garage with his brother, Allen, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. David is survived by his wife; a son, David DeLosa of Covington, PA; two daughters, Jennifer DeLosa of Presto, PA, and Elizabeth (Matthew) Hoopes of Mars, PA; four grandchildren, David James, Dalton David, Daniel James, and Maxwell James; three great grandchildren, Brody, Gage, and Jade Marie; two brothers, Allen (Diana) DeLosa of Mosherville, PA, and Thomas (Kathy) DeLosa of Mesa, AZ; two sisters, Judi (Micky) Walls of Camp Verde, AZ, and Debra (Robert) Romero of Phoenix, AZ; and many friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2021


JASON A. DENLINGER - A great Man of God met face to face with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was welcomed into heaven with open arms. He heard these words “Well done thou good and faithful servant”. Jason J. Denlinger 84, of Canton PA entered into eternal rest February 3, 2021 with his loving wife by his side. Born in Lancaster PA, he was the son of the late Tobias and Mabel Denlinger. He married the late Ann Groff Denlinger and they were married for 46 years. After her passing he married Pamela Hodges Denlinger and they were married almost 16 years. He was preceded in death by a sister Naomi Denlinger. He was a graduate of Lampeter Strasburg High School in 1954. He also attended Bible School at Eastern Mennonite University. He was called to the ministry at the young age of 13 and spent his entire life ministering to people in need. He counseled many with marital problems, addiction issues and those who simply needed someone to listen. Jason served as a Song Leader and Youth Leader at Lincoln University Mennonite Church. He served as a missionary in Belize before pastoring Penn Street Mennonite Church in Williamsport PA. For many years he was dedicated to the Prison Ministry, sharing Jesus with inmates at Allenwood Federal Prison. He was pastor of Praise Center in South Avis PA before moving to Canton. In Canton he was the owner and manager of Solaire Home Comfort, an HVAC company until his retirement in 2019. Jason was always seeking more of God. He and his wife Ann received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during the Jesus Movement in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. The Lord used them powerfully to bring others into the fullness and gifts of the Holy Spirit and lead overcoming lives. Jason was a true gentleman that loved Jesus. He was a very humble man and never looked for personal recognition, always desiring to be a servant of the Lord. He was a wonderful example to his children and grandchildren as a loving husband and nurturing father. He was a prayer warrior. Even until his last day he had a long list of people he prayed for every morning. His memory will be cherished by his wife Pamela, two sons Deryl (Joan) and Dwayne (Char), a daughter Debi (Mike) Gaiotti, a step-son Zeke Downey and many spiritual sons and daughters. A sister Mary Alice Kreider. Ten grandchildren Amy (Jamie) Yoder, David (Klarinda) Denlinger, Kari (Jordan) Drexel, Courtney (Andrew) Bryant, Kyle (Sheri) Denlinger, Abby (Jesus) Orbea, CJ (Rebecca) Gaiotti, Michaela (Justin) Dionne, Levi Gaiotti and Annalyse Giaotti. He also has 16 Great Grand-children, that were his pride and joy. Friends and family are invited to meet on Saturday February 6, 2021 at the North Street Community Church — 177 North Street, Canton, PA at 11:00 AM for a Celebration of Life service. Immediate family will have a private burial at another time. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. The Celebration of Life Service will be followed by a reception. -Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2021


DERESPINIS -EVA (DeRespinis) PATTON, 86, of Springfield, PA passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at the Sayre Health Care Center. She was born on April 12, 1934 in Foggia, Italy, daughter of the late Nicola and Christina DeRespinis. After high school she attended a clothing design school in Naples, Italy. Eva had an eye for design and fashion. Eva enjoyed sewing, cooking, and family events where she was able to show her amazing cooking skills. Eva also enjoyed attending the TOPS Club at the Troy Vet’s Club, gardening and taking long walks with her dog Barney. Eva is survived by her sons: Joe (Cindy) Carreon of Mansfield, PA, Ron (Wanda) Carreon of Athens, PA, Van (Crystal) Patton of Troy, PA, and Dan (Annette) Patton of Springfield, grandchildren: Christina (Travis) Snyder, Katie (Derek) Campbell, Emily (Shawn) Allis, Joey (Amanda) Carreon, Trevor Carreon, and Dustin Patton, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews in both the U.S. and Italy. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Joseph Carreon, and second husband Warren Patton. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, for a time of sharing with Eva’s family. Memorial contributions may be made in Eva’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17 Chicago, IL. -Towanda Daily Review 2/11/2021


CHARLES EDWARD DEROSE (“Chuck”), born on Nov 27, 1939 in North Haledon, NJ, died Sunday, Feb. 14 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre PA at the age of 81. Chuck, a retired US Navy veteran, recently moved from Sayre, PA to Towanda, PA. Chuck (also known as “Pa” by his kids and grandkids) will be remembered by his family and friends as having a witty sense of humor, being a bit stubborn at times and always being up for challenge and change. His many interests include model railroading, bringing antique cars back to life, and restoring / renovating many houses over the course of his life. Many also know Chuck as an avid supporter of the Sayre Railroad Museum, where he utilized his significant talents in master carpentry and woodworking to build cabinets for the gift shop, install new entry doors and otherwise contribute to the site restoration. Chuck is survived by his 4 daughters (Katie, Karen, Debbie and Susan), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, his sister Betty Howard of Monroeton PA, and his ex-wife Barbara DeRose of Stroudsburg. A memorial celebration of his life will be held later this spring. Donations in Chuck’s name can be made to help sustain and build the Sayre Historical Society Railroad Museum — all donations are tax deductible; monetary donations can be addressed to: Sayre Historical Society, P.O. Box 311, Sayre, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2021


OLLIN O. EVANS, 89, of Rome, went home to be with his Lord and was reunited with his wife Phyllis on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Ollin was born on August 10, 1931 in Noxen, PA a son of the late Jacob and Olive Sanders Evans. His mother passed away when he was just five years old and his father later married Margaret Ella Williams. He was the sixth of fifteen children. Ollin proudly served his country during the Korean War. Sent as a medic, he received new orders upon arrival in Korea that he was in the infantry, and instead of medical supplies, he was given a sniper rifle. Throughout Ollin’s military career he earned many commendations and medals. For many years he never talked about his experiences. It was not until his grandson, Denny Cox¿, returned from Bosnia, that he began to share his own wartime stories ~ Ollin never saw himself as a hero. He always expressed that it was the ones who didn’t get to come home who were the real heroes. On April 12, 2014, Ollin was honored to be a guest on the Twin Tiers Honor Flight where he and his son-in-law Dennis Cox, traveled to Washington, DC for a day of recognition for his service to our country. A true experience that he was so very grateful for. Ollin worked at Sylvania in Towanda for 18 years. After an early retirement, he spent his days in his woodworking shop, creating many masterpieces for everyone. Ollin enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he loved the Lord and his family. On February 11, 1953, Ollin married Phyllis Marie Fuller and together they raised four children; Robert “Bobby” married to Grace Evans (both deceased) Roy Evans (deceased) married to Susan Walker Evans Lewis; Nioma married to Dennis Cox and Cindy Erickson. Ollin and Phyllis have 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and are still counting the great grandchildren! He is also survived by a special friend June Rockwell, a brother Denny Evans, two sisters; Nancy Evans Dunbar and Penny Evans Dunbar; a brother-in-law Norman Fuller; numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ollin was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 10, 2012. He was also predeceased by many brothers, sisters, two sons and a host of loved ones. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, February 11 from 1 to 3 pm at the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 3 pm. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice for the love and care they gave to Ollin while he was in their care. -Towanda Daily Review 2/7/2021


Mr. HARRY ELDON FASSETT, age 57, of West Auburn, PA, passed away very suddenly, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home. Harry was born in Meshoppen, PA, on September 14, 1963, a son of the late Perle E. Fassett Sr. and Elsie M. Walter Fassett. He attended Elk Lake School. He married the former Latrenda Ann Fox on June 1, 1985 in Black Walnut, PA. He was currently employed with Kamarauskas Flag Stone out of Little Meadows, PA, where he has worked for over 30 years and was presently a drill operator. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his oldest grandson Aaron. On most weekends he could be found spending time with the gang on Edinger Hill, with Ed Burgess, Ned and Marge Boryschuk, Tom Hoffman, Tim and Mary Knowles, Stan Kowalski, Doug Cogswell, Emil Cogswell, Brian Knowles, David Fassett, and Lenny Warner. Whether they were cutting wood, playing cards, or just shooting the breeze, they were well spent weekends and Harry always looked forward to them. Harry also enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors. He was never one to sit still and was always on the go. In his younger years he enjoyed racing when he had his own race car. He was a social member of the Black Walnut American Legion. Surviving: wife:  Latrenda Fassett of at home; daughter: Alicia Fassett of West Auburn, PA; son: Dustin Fassett of West Auburn, PA; grandchildren: Aaron Fassett of West Auburn, PA, Emma Fassett of West Auburn, PA,  Adaleigh Barrett of West Auburn, PA and  Lucas Fassett of West Auburn, PA; two brothers: Perle Fassett Jr. of Lawton, PA and Jerry Fassett  of Lawton, PA; sister and brother-in-law: April and Chris Penney of Factoryville, PA; father-in-law: Lloyd Fox of Laceyville, PA; two brothers-in-law: Dale Fox and Kay Knowles of Laceyville, PA and David Fox of  Standing Stone, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Lisa and Ed Latini of Spring Hill, PA. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Perle E. Fassett Sr. on October 1, 2012 and by his mother Elsie M. Walter Fassett on November 4, 2014. He was also predeceased by a brother Oscar “Pinky” Fassett on April 13, 2018 and by his mother-in-law Dawn Allen Fox on February 17, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with Mr. Austen A. McGee, officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service, on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, where friends and family may call from 5:00 PM until the start of the service at 7:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. -Funeral home obit


FREDERICK EUGENE FAUCETT (Fred, Freddy), 63 of Elmira NY, passed away February 12th 2021, suddenly after a brief battle with cancer. He was born October 17th 1957. Fred proudly served in the us Navy at the age of 19 from 1976-1980. Fred retired from Elmira college were he worked for many years. Fred was a loving father, grandfather, husband, son and brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Robin Faucett, mother Jessie Jeffers, son Frederick Faucett Jr, daughters Denise Faucett, Rose Duty, Crystal Duty, brothers William Sr. (Tina) Faucett, James, & Kenneth Faucett, sisters Karen (George Sr.) Granger, Tammy (Paul) Bowman, Patience (Kenneth) Evans, grandchildren & several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his Sisters, Bonnie Faucett, Candy Bingham, step Father Larry Jeffers & Father Fred Faucett. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life, February 27th 2021, 1-5pm at the Big Flats V.F.W, 45 Olcott Rd S, Big Flats, NY. Friends and family are welcome to bring flowers and donations to the celebration of our beloved Freddy, "The man, the myth, the legend." You will be missed God speed Fred. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/20/2021


KERMIT LAVERN FITZWATER, 68, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at his home. Born in Williamsport, PA, he was a graduate of Canton High School. Kermit spent most of his life in the building materials business and was employed with 84 Lumber, Stelican Lumber, Erie Materials and Lowe’s. He was a skilled carpenter and loved woodworking projects. Kermit was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, gardening, and camping. He spent many summer days at Keewaydin State Park in Alexandria Bay, NY. He enjoyed spending time with his four daughters and relished the moments he had with his two young grandsons. Kermit could make a mean dish of scalloped potatoes and was famous for his macaroni salad. He enjoyed his daily phone conversations with his brother, Aldie. He loved watching football, golf and Syracuse Orange basketball. He also adored his dog, Archie. He will be remembered for his affectionate smile, his ability to enjoy the simple things such as looking at the stars and for loving his family deeply. Kermit was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Josephine Fitzwater; brother, LaRue Fitzwater and sister, Audrey Johnson. Surviving are his daughters, Sara (Joshua) Mitchell of Pennsylvania, Abbey (Jason) Short of Tennessee, Olivia (Joshua) Wyant of North Dakota and Meridith Fitzwater of North Dakota; grandsons, Dylan Mitchell and Connor Wyant; sister, Norma Jean Schmelzle; brothers, Alden (Rosemary) and Donald (Lynette) Fitzwater; longtime companion, Sylvia DeSantis and her family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A small service and a private family celebration were held in January. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Helping hounds Dog Rescue at -Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2021


RAYMOND E. FRALEY  70, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born on April 13, 1950 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Eugene R. and Betty Jane (McClary) Fraley. Ray is survived by his son, Brian Fraley; daughter, Lindsay (Billy) Mariani; sisters, Marilyn Owens, Delores (Kenneth) Smith; brothers, Alan (Barb) Fraley and Ronald (Karen) Fraley and several very special nieces and nephews. Ray graduated from Waverly High School in 1968. During his formative years, Ray worked at Fraley’s Amusement Park with his family. This included assisting at the roller-skating rink and playing the drums in the family band. After graduating high school, Ray received an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Technology from Corning Community College in 1971, and later earned a BT in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. Ray commenced his career in the glass industry as a draftsman for Thatcher Glass. On December 21, 1973, he embarked on a 46-year career at Corning Glass where he remained proudly employed until his retirement in January 2020. Ray is recognized worldwide as the subject matter expert for melt system design for Display Technologies. He was a “boots on the ground and roll your sleeves up and get dirty” type of engineer who recognized the value of the opinions of floor personnel and incorporated their suggestions into his designs. He was extremely approachable and considered to be a mentor by his colleagues. Of his many accomplishments, one of the most significant was the promotion to Sr. Engineering Associate in 2014 – a highly esteemed recognition at Corning, Inc. He holds several patents for melt design techniques and led the earthquake design efforts for melt systems in earthquake zones.Ray’s career at Corning was also marked by extensive travel to Korea, Japan, and Taiwan where he developed an intense appreciation for their cultures. Those who were fortunate enough to travel with him soon discovered that Ray had an established fan base in the locales he frequented, and he demonstrated a keen likeness to Frank Sinatra during Karaoke sessions. His passion for design was always present and ideas sometimes manifested themselves on cocktail napkins in his favorite establishments. His engineering expertise extended to the culinary arts where the drafting board was replaced by a grill or pizza oven. A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s name to the R.E. Fraley Technology and Engineering Scholarship. You can make checks payable to the The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers at 104 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 2/22/2021


GLEN FULLER DR. - Glenn was born in Middlebury Center and had a distinguished career of 25+ years as a Meteorologist in the USAF, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1975. He served in two wars, Korea (Weather Reconnaissance) and Vietnam (Deputy Squadron Commander/Operations Officer.) Among his awards was the Distinguish Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Metal, Air Medal with two OLC, the Bronze Star, Korean Service Ribbon w/four OLC, Korean War Service Medal, etc. Returning from Vietnam he taught USAF ROTC at the University of Memphis. After ROTC he was assigned to the Air Force Global Weather Center in Omaha, NE as the Assistant Director of Operations for Communications. After retiring he worked for approximately 15 years at the University of Memphis. Glenn graduated from Omaha Municipal University (BGE), Florida State (BS), and the University of Memphis (MS, Ed.D.) He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 68 years; two sons, Wayne and Matthew; one daughter, Leslie Ann Olswanger; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Tara and two sisters who live in Pennsylvania. Donations in Glenn's memory can be made to the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Parkinson's Foundation, or a charity of choice. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/15/2021


GLEASON -HELEN  JUNE STOUT, age 73, of Millerton, PA, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born on February 7, 1948 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Raymond and Lilaha (Southard) Gleason. Helen was a social worker for Chemung County Arc and was a member of Victory Church in Troy, PA. She enjoyed reading, riding horses, card games, and talking with family and friends. Helen is survived by her husband, Lyle Cummings of Millerton, PA; two daughters, Tina Winnie of Millerton, PA, and Brooke Stout of Millerton, PA; three sons, Russell (Gina) Stout of TN, Brandon Stout of NC, and James Stout of NC; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Maynard "Flip" Gleason of Wellsboro, PA; two sisters, Virginia (Floyd) Young of Mansfield, PA, and Patricia Webster of Lawrenceville, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brian Cummings; two sisters, Claudia King, and Connie Marble; two brothers, Desmond and Raymond Gleason. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1-2pm at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A private family service will follow. -Funeral home obit


JOHN R. GORMLEY had passed over a year ago on May 6, 2019, but due to the pandemic, the family could not return home to Towanda, to find the obituary he himself had written and directed the family to use at the time of his death. A couple of things John does not mention that the family wishes all to know is first, John’s job had him traveling the world, but though he was many times offered jobs in many countries and states, he always chose to keep his family in his beloved Towanda, PA. Also, John was extremely modest about his accomplishments and contributions to his communities, workforce and mankind. To his family, he was the most wonderful man a man could be. We all miss you terribly Pop. John R. Gormley, 92 years of age, resident of Lake Wesauking, Towanda and Naples, FL passed away at his home on May 6, 2019. Born Jan. 1, 1927 in Gettysburg, PA, son of Richard and Oneida Biesecker Gormley, John was a graduate of Gettysburg High School and Gettysburg College, majoring in Physics. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and Cupola Society. During WWII, at the age of 17, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program and subsequently served in western United States and the Philippine Islands. After graduating from college he was employed as a Physicist at Sylvania Electric Products in Towanda, PA. He was employed with Sylvania for 38 years in various engineering and management positions. John was active in community service, serving on the Towanda School Board, Central Bradford County United Way, Director of the Lake Wesauking Property Owners Association and a Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. He was also active in Boy Scouting and executive committee. John was an avid horseback rider. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, the American Legion Post 42, Towanda Country Club, The Quarry Glen Dinner Club, Union Masonic Lodge No. 108, Harrisburg Consistory, Scottish Rite and Irem Temple. Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Joan Knox Gormley, a son Paul Samuel Gormley of Luzerne, Pa., a daughter Susan Gormley Saturday of Amelia Island, Fla., and three grandchildren. A daughter June Gormley Goodrich of Langhorne, Pa., had recently passed. Also still surviving are brother Fred Gormley of Winfield, Pa. and brother and sister-in-law Tom and Missy Gormley of Bechersville, Pa. John was predeceased by his parents and brother William Gormley of Gettysburg and son-in-law Alan Goodrich of Langhorne, Pa. Burial was May 12, 2019 in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. A social memorial service will be held at a future date in Towanda, Pa. and will be posted in the local paper. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main Street, Towanda, PA or the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court Street, Towanda, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/6/2021


GREGORY -MONICA C. WERNER, 91 of Wyalusing (formerly of Queens Road, St. Marys) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Home. She was born on Feb. 4, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Alvina Hoffman Gregory. She attended St. Marys Catholic School in her youth and married the late Paul Werner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in 1951. He preceded her in death in 2000. Monica is survived by her two sons, Samuel Werner of St. Marys and Gregory Werner (June) of Wyalusing; four grandchildren, Michelle Ryden, Angela Simbeck, Nicholas Werner and Christian Werner, and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Lillian Haller, Rose Marie Gregory, Alice Dollinger and Irene Gregory; by three brothers, William, Gilbert and Kenneth Gregory, all of St. Marys, and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Monica was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Kathy Werner; her grandson, Brian Werner; her brother, Richard Gregory and her sister, Patricia Gregory. Monica worked at Sylvania until she married Paul. She then continued her career as a lifelong seamstress in her community for many years. She took great pride and had a true talent in her sewing creations, but also had excellent skills in knitting and crocheting many beautiful articles for her family and friends. Monica was a longtime volunteer in the cafeteria at Queen of the World School, a service that she enjoyed and took great pride in serving the youth in her church community. In addition, Monica enjoyed serving several years singing in the Queen of the World Church choir. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 until 10 a.m. at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA. The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 2/10/2021


JOHN E. HALL, Wellsburg, NY / Zieglerville, PA - Age 87, formerly of S. Creek Rd. Wellsburg, NY went home to be with the Lord on Weds. Jan. 27, 2021 following complications from a stroke.  Born on Dec. 19, 1933 in Dushore, PA, son of the late, George W. & Crystal Gernert Hall. In service to his country, John served in the U.S. Navy. Constant companions, John married Charlotte “Mazie” Perry on December 31, 1957. John was employed by the Remington Rand, Kennedy Valve and the Elmira Correctional Facility. Always active, he enjoyed gardening, and landscaping around their lovely home and was the envy of the neighborhood. John’s favorite pastime was dining out at local restaurants where he would always catch up with his favorite people. In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by their daughter, Ann (Larry) Hastings; brothers, Leon Hall, and Gary (Jeanne) Andrews; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by sister, Mary (Gerald) Hyslop, brother, Burton Hall; and sister-in-law, Sarah “Sally” Hall. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date to be announced. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/2021


HATTON -JANET (Hatton) BUBB of Williamsport, born Nov. 25, 1953, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 28, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband of 27 years, Matt, and their amazing son, Sam – both were the loves of her life. She will also be deeply missed by her sister, Charlotte (Hank) Doolin of Acworth, GA, and brother, Larry (Linda) Hatton of Dushore, PA, by all of her nieces and nephews to whom she was an awesome aunt, and by countless devoted friends. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Miriam Hatton. Her deepest joy and proudest accomplishment were her family. Her life with Matt and their son, Sam, was everything to her. She was best friends with her siblings and Matt’s, sharing every major life event and celebration with them. Janet graduated from Sullivan County High School in 1971 and Pennsylvania State University in 1975, applying her Business degree throughout her 39-year banking career. She joined Williamsport National Bank in 1976 and retired in 2015 as a branch manager with BB&T. Janet was a star athlete: the first female in Sullivan County to play on a Little League baseball team, Outstanding Girls Basketball player in high school, a wicked racquetball player, and a lifelong accomplished golfer. And she was a fierce sports fan. Her blow up Nittany Lion could always be seen in the driveway on Penn State football game days. She was a PSU football season ticket holder for decades. Although most games in recent years were on TV, she always said she was too nervous to watch! A big college basketball fan (Duke was her favorite), she traveled a couple of times to catch the Final Four. She followed NASCAR and golf and rarely missed a Williamsport Crosscutters baseball game. Janet was known for her generosity. She volunteered at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, donated gallons upon gallons of blood, collected foul balls to share with kids at Crosscutter games, supported every kid fundraiser, and charitable organizations, both local and global. Selfless, wise, devoted, generous, fun. The most deeply good person we’ve ever known. The loving family and huge number of friends she leaves behind is a testimony to her grace. She will be missed very much. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. The family suggests that donations in her memory be made to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Williamsport Branch, 3301 Wahoo Dr., Williamsport, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/30/2021


HIGLEY -SUSAN L. HALTON, 73, of Sayre passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas E. and June Shellard Higley; her brother, Thomas M. Higley; and her brother-in-law, John Ephlin. Susan is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Halton; daughter, Bridget Halton Kraft Esq. and son-in-law Dr. John Kraft of Horseheads, NY; son, Dr. Benjamin T. Halton and son-in-law Jeffrey DeHart of Abington, PA; sister, Rosemary Ephlin of Sayre; sister-in-law, Karen Higley of Athens; beloved grandchildren, Ella, Beckett and Sullivan Kraft; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Susan graduated from Sayre High School in 1964 and went on to attend Kueka College and earned her Master’s Degree in elementary education at Elmira College. Her teaching career started at Lincoln Street School in Waverly. Susan spent many years teaching at Snyder Elementary in Sayre and retired from Litchfield Elementary. In her 37 years of teaching, Susan had a unique ability to make every student in her classroom feel incredibly special and loved. Susan was a member of the Valley Chorus, the Red Hat Society and active in a Bunco group. She enjoyed spending time in the Finger Lakes, at the family’s cabin in Litchfield and trips to the Jersey Shore. Susan’s whole life revolved around spending time with her grandchildren, family and extensive group of friends. She was a life-time member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sayre. Susan was the epitome of a lady, a class act, and a truly good and kind person. How blessed we were to be a part of her life! There will be a celebration of Susan’s life at a later date. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Memorial donations can be made to the Nancy Quattrini Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 2/15/2021


ANDREW GLENN HITCHCOCK, 56, of Herrick Township, PA passed away at Robert Packer Hospital on Feb. 12, 2021 from health issues. Born July 18, 1964 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, he is the son of the late Clifford Hitchcock and Marjorie Hitchcock. His first job was on the Kirkpatrick’s farm while finishing high school. Afterwards, he went on to work at C.C. Allis Lumber Mill, Apalachin Planing Mill, then XLC at P&G where he worked for the past 17 years. Andy enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking creatively, bust most of all spending time with family and friends. One of the most important activities he enjoyed was volunteering for the Herrickville Fire Company. Over the years he has held the position of Fire Chief and was currently the 1st Assistant Chief, contributing time to calls, in addition to the 4th of July event each year. Andy also volunteered at every BBQ he possibly could, for the fire company and HOPS Ambulance, stepping in after his father Clifford passed away. Surviving are his girlfriend, Theresa Berry; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Linda Hitchcock and kids from Alabama and Kentucky; sister, Susan Hitchcock and kids from California; and daughter, Cassandra Hitchcock from Coplay, PA. A service in memory of Andy will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Herrickville Fire Hall. -Towanda Daily Review 2/23/2021


IRWIN -SHIRLEY MAE CRESSMAN-BYAM On Monday, February 8, 2021, Shirley Mae Cressman-Byam, loving wife and mother of four daughters passed away at the age of 80. Shirley was born on September 24, 1940 in Charleston Township to George and Gertrude (Rice) Irwin. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Franklin Cressman and her parents. Shirley is survived by her husband of 35 years Nathaniel Marks Byam of Middlebury Center; four daughters, Jeanne (Scott) Eschbach of Elmira, NY, Cathy (Jim) Thornton of Elmira Heights, NY, Susan (David) Cray of Ocala, FL and Peggy (Todd) Mengee of Mansfield, PA; her grandchildren, Daniel (Jennifer) Eschbach, Laurel Eschbach, Hunter Cray, Heather Cray, Alexis (Ryan Moore) Mengel, and Katie (Joseph) Scogna and great grandchildren, Bryce, Tanner, Sophia, Hailey, Caleigh, Raelyn, and Mason. Shirley is also survived by two sisters, Geraldine Hemingway of Wellsboro, PA and Patricia (Edward) Husted of Nelson, PA; a brother-of-the-heart, John (Sandy) Snell of Wellsboro, PA; sister-in-law Althea (Byam) Fountain of Norwich, NY and brother-in-law, Lawrence (Jane) Byam of Brandon, MS, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley's home was always open to her children's friends; she is also survived by her two daughters-of-the-heart: Elaine (Hughes) Jenson and Jody (Zimmers) Bigelow. Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Paul and Arline Irwin of Glendale, AZ, Hugh and Judy Irwin of Denton, MD and Donald Irwin of Wellsboro, PA; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Byam) Riker, Alicia (Byam) Livingston, Nadine Byam and brothers-in-law, Everett Byam and Roy Hemenway. Many in Wellsboro will remember Shirley for her years working at local diners or the care she gave her clients and their families as a home health aide. After retirement, Shirley loved gardening, baking, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren, rarely missing one of their ball games, dance recitals or band and chorus concerts. Funeral Services will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA for the immediate family due to the current restrictions. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH; Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd., Tioga, PA or a charity of one's choice. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/10/2021


WALTER D. JAGGER - Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know..... Our hearts were broken on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 with the passing of our Dad, Brother and Grandpa Walter D. Jagger, 81, of LeRaysville, PA. Walter was born on May 20, 1939 in Binghamton, NY, a son of the late Bryce and Dorothea Hill Jagger. Upon graduating from Tunkhannock High School, Walter joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country before being honorably discharged on April 9, 1965. A vigorous and hardworking man, Walt began working at Masonite in 1966 and retired as a Wood Yard Specialist on June 3, 2019 following 53 years of service. Walt loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing and hunting. He enjoyed trips up to the Little Mississippi in Canada to fish and spending time hunting with sons and grandsons. Walt cherished his time with his family and liked to play cards around a full table. One of his favorite pastimes was to watch the communal life at the birdfeeder outside his window, especially waiting for the hummingbirds’ visits. In addition, Walt was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, the Towanda Elks, and American Legion and Amvets. Those left to cherish his memory are his children: Terri (John) Keegan of LeRaysville, PA, David Jagger of Herrickville, PA, Sherri (Tim) Dewolf of Mehoopany, PA, and Brett Jagger of LeRaysville, PA; his grandchildren: Brandon Jagger of Herrickville, PA, Kelsey Jagger of Scranton, Pa; Joshua (Sara) Brown of Wyalusing, Pa, Amanda Brown of Wyalusing, Pa; and Madison Jagger of Waverly, NY; his two great grandchildren: Emma Jagger of Mehoopany and Riley Corby of Scranton. Walt will also be remembered by his siblings: Sandra Hutchins of Tunkhannock, PA, Brad (Linda Kitner) of Tunkhannock, PA, Karen (John) Kretchman of Talbot, TN, and Judy Snyder of Tunkhannock, PA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins and their families. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Kevin Jagger; brother-in-law, Allen Hutchins; and daughter-in-law, Patty Jagger. Abiding by the family’s wishes, there will be no services. Walter will be laid to rest in Overfield Cemetery in PA. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to LeRaysville Pike Fire Company 274 Saw Mill Rd. LeRaysville 18829 or HOPS Ambulance Association 6185 Herrickville Rd, Wyalusing, PA in loving memory of Walter D. Jagger. -Towanda Daily Review 2/11/2021


JAYNE -BEVERLY LOUISE BENSCOTER - On Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2021, with a light snow falling, Beverly Louise Jayne Benscoter passed over, peacefully to her eternal home. Her family was with her at her home in South Auburn, PA. Beverly was the daughter of Leslie and Eva (Cornell) Jayne. She was born May 2, 1935 in Skinners Eddy. On June 7, 1953 she married the love of her life, Lloyd Benscoter. Her goal in life was to be a housewife and mother. She was the mother of Randy (Connie) Benscoter, Sandy (Randy) Campbell, Andy (Diane) Benscoter, all of Laceyville, Pennsylvania and Candy Benscoter of Wyalusing, PA. Beverly was a member of the class of 1953, graduating from the old Laceyville High School. Beverly loved crafting — knitting, crocheting, ceramics, scrapbooking, card making, embroidery, counted cross stitch and the list goes on. The thing she loved the most was spending time with her family. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows Church. For many years she was a member of South Auburn Methodist Church where she taught the young children in Sunday School with her good friend, Isabel Mowry. When Beverly and Lloyd were in Florida, she attended the Floral City Methodist Church. She was a member of the local Birthday Club until it eventually disbanded. She was also a past member of the South Auburn Grange. They spent a lot of years in Florida as “snow birds.” They had a great circle of friends with whom they spent lots of time. They decided to sell their winter home in Florida while they were able to come back intact together. Dementia was starting to claim Beverly’s body and Lloyd didn’t feel it was safe for them to travel to and from. Besides her husband of 67 years and her four children, she is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Jason Benscoter of Meshoppen, Joshua (Katrina) Benscoter of Sugar Run, Heather (Shey) Sterling of Laceyville, Greg (Amanda) Campbell of Laceyville, Amber (Robert) Heed, Montrose, Alan Benscoter of Kentucky, Brian Benscoter of Montrose and Alex (Kerstian) Campbell of Laceyville. She was also survived by 13 great-grandchildren:  Dylan, Benjamin, Lucas, Wade, Tanner and Zoey Benscoter; Alyssa and Brinley Sterling; Cael and Bentley Heed; Tyler, Ian and Elliott Campbell. She was survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita McMicken of Sayre, Norma (Harry) Williams of Montrose; brothers-in-law, James Benscoter of North Hampton, John (Kristy) Benscoter of Laceyville; sisters-in-law, Joanne Ceconni, Janet (Bill) Smith of Laceyville, Sharon Smith of Tunkhannock, Judy (Michael) Melan; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her mother and father-in-law, Ivan and Frances (Grow) Benscoter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Ruth Jayne, Lloyd (Tommy) and Lolita Jayne; sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Claude Sherwood; sister-in-law, Dorothy Benscoter; brothers-in-law, Denton Smith, Tony Cecconi and Robert McMicken. Memorial donations can be made in Beverly’s name to Beaver Meadows Church C/O Kathy Kulah, 7568 SR 3001 Meshoppen, PA or South Auburn Methodist Church C/O Karen Fuller, 334 Love Hill Rd., Meshoppen, PA. Services for Beverly will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Janet Ruhf, Jane Murphy and Beth Mowry, her caregivers, for all of their love and attention that was given to their wife, mother and grandmother. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/9/2021


STANLEY R. JAYNE, 83, of Van Etten, NY passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY after a brief illness. He was born in Van Etten, NY on January 14, 1938. Stanley, the husband of the late Ruth (Mott) Jayne, and the son of the late Doris (Page) Fish and Merle Jayne. Stanley is a graduate of Van Etten High School, Class of 1957, and a retired Forman from the New York State Department of Transportation. Stanley spent much of his spare time gardening as well as enjoying golfing, hunting, fishing, and NASCAR. Stanley is survived by his son Robert Jayne; daughter's Robin (Ed) Dollaway and Ronda (Art Hungerford) Jayne; grandson's Chad (Autumn) Jayne and Jeffrey (Jennifer Boyd) Nichols; great grandson's Aiden Nichols and Keegan Jayne; brother's Cecil (Lorraine) Jayne and Chuck (Barb) Fish. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Stanley was predeceased by brother's Ralph Jayne and Lawrence (Betty) Jayne; grand daughter Krista Jayne and great grand daughter Alicia May Jayne. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the La Row Cemetery in Van Etten, NY. Contributions may be made in Stanley's memory to the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/2021


ALLEN RAY JENNINGS age 65, of Towanda, PA, passed away at his home on Monday, June 14, 2021. Allen was born on June 30, 1955, Towanda, PA, a son of the late Cortez and Genevieve Kithcart Jennings. He graduated from Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1974. He was engaged in farming for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Scott & Janae Jennings, Sayre, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Randy & Linda Jennings , Scipio, IN; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita & David Light, Rome, PA, Barb Hallstead, New Caney, TX, Jean Feathers, Sayre, PA, Joan Feathers, Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Annette Jennings, Ulster, PA; granddaughter, Marissa Jennings, Dushore. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brothers: Wayne Jennings and Gerald Jennings. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Dustin Jennings, and by a granddaughter, Kryssie Jennings. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 4 p.m. at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Family and friends may call on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. until the start of the service at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2021


JOSLYN -RHODA M. MOYER, 60, of Canton Township, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Friday, February 19, 2021 at home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Rhoda May (affection ally) known as "Yogi Bear" by family and friends) was born March 27, 1960 in Sayre, she was a daughter of late Claude and Helen (Gross) Joslyn. Graduating in 1979 from Troy, Rhoda attended the Vo-Tech culinary school program. She later received an Associate Degree in medical billing and coding. On May 18, 1991 She married Alan W. Moyer in Canton’s Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), together sharing nearly 30 years of loving marriage. Rhoda was subsequently employed by area businesses including; Paper Magic, T.J. Max, Oak Hill Veneer, Canton’s Area Day Care and then worked in retail businesses for ten years until her declining health no longer permitted her to continue working. Rhoda’s memberships; The East Canton United Methodist Church, Morris Run American Legion, was active and volunteered with Canton Little League as well as the Girl Scouts of America. She was also a former member of the Women of the Moose in Canton. Rhoda loved nature, camping and traveling with family. She enjoyed bowling, shooting darts and woodworking. Rhoda was a talented quilter and knitter but her most favorite family time was sharing the Christmas Spirit. Surviving are; her husband, Alan, children; Derek (Sharon) Tunnicliff of Canton, Jackie (Cole) Walker, Jessica (Jordan) Grover all of Litchfield, grandchildren; Bryce Tunnicliff, Paislee Ward, Cael and Brody Walker, Levi and Rylee Grover, brother and sisters; April (William) Root, Donna (Peter) Green, Claude (Tammy) Joslyn III, Patricia Willover, Pamela Pratt, brothers in law and sisters in law; Cathy (Ralph) Davy, Tammy Reichart, Scott (Cheryl) Moyer, Kenneth (Sandra) Moyer, special friends; Pauline Swingle and Lori (John) Davis as well as nieces, nephews and cousins and faithful companion, her dog, Bo. Besides her parents, Rhoda was predeceased by; brother, Kenneth Joslyn, mother in law, Iona Straka, father in law, Kenneth Moyer, sisters in law, Candy Brown and Bonita Brock. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 23, 11 a.m. to noon at the Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A celebration of Rhoda’s life will be held at noon, at the funeral home, followed by burial in Beech Flats Cemetery. Donations in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society In honor of Rhoda's and her love of wearing white, her family will be wearing white. Anyone who would like to wear white are encouraged to do so in her loving memory. -Funeral home obit


KEHLER -BARBARA V. (Kehler) PERVIS, 73, a longtime resident of New Albany, PA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. She was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (McMahon) Kehler. Barb spent her formative years in Sanatoga, PA. For over a decade, she was employed by Jenkins School Bus Co. of Troy, PA as a school bus driver. Barb was a true people-person and made friends wherever she went. She will be sadly missed by many loving friends. She truly treasured her three grandchildren, Amber, Billy and Brianna. She is survived by her husband, Tom of New Albany, PA, a son, P.J. Wiseman of Boyertown, PA, two daughters, Sue Wiseman, wife of Jason Kring, Boyertown, PA and Ernestine “Tina,” wife of Bill Beaver, Bechtelsville, PA. Our mom is now our guardian angel. To honor Barb’s generous spirit a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date so that we all may be safe at this time. In lieu of flowers, Barb would have appreciated donations be made to an animal shelter of one’s choosing. Arrangements are entrusted with the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/11/2021


LARRY D. JENNINGS SR., 76, of Granville Summit, was called home to the lord while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Bradford County Manor, following a courageous 26-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born August 31, 1944 in Troy, PA to the late Vaughn and Zelma (Morse) Jennings, Larry was the youngest of the sons. He attended Canton Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1962. On June 4, 1965 Larry married the former Sherry Shoemaker. Together they shared 55 years of marriage and raised 4 sons.  Larry was always a hard worker. His utmost passion being the family farm. In his earlier years Larry was employed by H Rockwell and Sons (where he was known as “Gomer”) and Leroy Township, spreading cinders off the back of the truck by hand, before the days of cinder spreaders. He was a volunteer of the Canton ambulance/Western Alliance Ems for over 20 years. He truly enjoyed being a first responder and driver. When he wasn’t on call, he could be found entertaining the EMS crew with his never-ending jokes and stories. In 2006, he earned the Western Alliance Emergency Services “Team Player of the Year” award. Larry will always be remembered for his keen sense of humor and his love of story-telling, with each story getting better every time he told it. He was known for the encouragement he gave to the other residents at the Bradford County Manor. He made a point to talk to everyone and knew a lot about each person when he was done. Larry was a member of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church. In addition to his wife Sherry, surviving are his sons; Larry Jr. (Annette) Jennings of Warren Center, Randy (Cindy) Jennings Of Canton, Jim (Michelle) Jennings of Leroy, daughter-in-law; Nicole Jennings of Leroy, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren with two more on the way. brother; Duane (Laveta) of Granville, brother-in-law; Mike (Janet) Shoemaker of Muncy, aunt; Marjorie Wright of Canton, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and his canine companion, Ginger. Besides his parents, Larry was predeceased by his beloved son; Scott Jennings and a brother; Vaughn Jennings Jr. The family would like to send their sincere gratitude to all the staff of the Bradford County Manor, especially 2 East and 3 West. The love and compassion they showed Larry and all of our family was overwhelming, and to the Guthrie Hospice Staff for their care in the recent weeks. In maintaining with Larry’s wishes services will be private. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc. 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangement. Donations in Larry’s name may be directed to the Leroy Independent Baptist Church, 301 Mill Street, Canton, PA or to Western Alliance, 129 Canton St., Troy, PA. Funeral home obit


PHILIP R. KRISE, 90, of Osceola, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 at UPMC Wellsboro. Born April 20, 1930 in Canton, he was the son of the late Raymond and Eleanor (McNeal) Krise. Philip served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Corning Glass Works. He was a member of the Osceola Fire Department and the Osceola Ambulance. Phil was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding four- wheeler. He liked woodworking, going for long rides and dancing, attending many Corning/ Painted Post Single's Dances. He is survived by his children, Richard "Dick" and Sue Krise of Lawrenceville, Crystal and Donald Foster of Woodhull, N.Y. and Sally Krise of Osceola; grandchildren, Becky and Brian Dunn, Melissa Foster, Dawn Foster, Jody and Jason McNeill, Ashley Krise, Luke and Katie Krise, Jason and Lindsey Krise and Dakota Simmons; great-grandchildren, Britney Brutsman, Jimmy Snyder, Katie and Robert McNeill, Mason Friends, Ella, Adalyn, Asher, Breeann, Heidi and Rayelynn Krise, Chloe and Aiden Unrue and Ember Secrest; his brother, Jack Krise of Addison, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthy Casbeer Krise; an infant son, Scotty Krise; great- grandson, Emitt Krise and his siblings, Phyllis Miles, Lois Rice and Donald Krise. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, Feb. 8 from 3 – 5 p.m. A funeral service with military honors will be held immediately following at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. All Covid precautions will apply. Memorial donations may be made to the Osceola Fire Department, 7654 Route 49, Osceola, PA. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/6/2021


LANG -MARY LORRAINE Lang WANAGITIS, age 78, of Mildred, PA, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Lorraine was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late Patrick J. & Rose Angelo Lang. She graduated from the Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1960. She married Joseph F. Wanagitis Jr., in 1963. Joe tragically passed away at the age of 24 on November 16, 1968, as the result of an automobile accident, leaving Lorraine a very young widow with three children. Lorraine worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, PA, for many years until it closed. She then worked at the Kauffman Boot Factory in Dushore, PA, until it closed. She was employed by the Dandy Mini Mart in Mildred, PA, where she was well known and well-liked by her customers. She had been a dedicated employee since August of 2001. Customers wouldn’t know what to do if Lorraine wasn’t there to tell them, and that is exactly what she did! She was a good person who liked to have a good time and joke around. Her favorite part of working at the Dandy were the customers and her co-workers. While Dandy manager Lisa was off on medical leave, she effectively ran the Mildred Dandy for thirty days in a row. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, PA. She would always help at their Bazaar and with other church activities. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her smile would light up a room when she was surrounded by her grandkids. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tina Wanagitis, Mildred; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Terry L. Johnson, Wyalusing, PA; grandchildren, Kisa Moyer, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chanse Moyer, Philadelphia, PA, Chad Johnson, Monroeton, PA, Casey Johnson, Wyalusing, PA, Taylor Wanagitis, Powell, PA. Nevin Nolte, Washington DC; great-grandchildren, Roman David Lazzari, Emre Thoreau Lazzari, Callie Wanagitis, Abigail Allen; brother, Ralph “Butch” Lang, Deerfield Beach, FL; sister-in-law, Rita Busch, Dallas. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Jo Wanagitis Moyer on March 1, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA, with her pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Major, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, PA. Friends and family may call on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed in Lorraine’s name to the Mildred Fire and Ambulance, PO Box 74, Mildred, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/30/2021


LORD -JEAN SPENCER - On Jan. 25, 2021 surrounded by family and loved ones in Zionsville, PA, at the age of 88, Jean Spencer left this world and the Lord gained one of his most devout followers. If you knew Jean, you are already smiling, recalling a fond memory of a time she helped, prayed, or preached the gospel to you in hopes of saving your soul. That was just Jean. Jean (Lord) Spencer was born on Feb. 12, 1932 in Honey Brook, PA. She was the only child of Naval Commander and Chevrolet dealership owner, John Kenworthy Lord, and school teacher, Isabel Alice Troub. Religion and education were both highly valued parts of her childhood. Jean attended prep school at Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz, PA. She continued to the Juniata College, where she studied Home Economics. Jean’s greatest treasure in this life was her family. In 1953 she married Jay Perry Spencer. Together they had four children: April (Greg) Davis, Kenworthy Spencer, Roger (Dawn) Spencer and Timothy Spencer. She welcomed all the new additions and took great pride in being a Grandmother of 6: Spencer (Rebecca), Ashley, Jeremy, TK, Dustin and Emily; and Great Grandmother to 8 (soon to be 9). Jean loved her church and community. In 1975, she became a member of New Life Church in Canton. She taught Sunday school, hosted Ladies Night Out for many years, and later took her place as a church elder. Jean was a prayer warrior and always loved to worship the Lord through song, dance and playing her tambourine. She witnessed to anyone and everyone who would listen. Even those who would not. Jean never gave up on others and wasn’t about to let anyone miss the boat to the promised land as she truly had the spirit of the Lord in her heart. She was highly involved in her community. This included her work at Bradford County Daycare as a nutritionist and every kid’s favorite puppet wielding grandmother. She worked at Penn State University’s extension program and at the family business, Spencer’s Auctioneers. She volunteered at 4H, Franklin Township Election Board, and as a teacher for Bradford County’s literacy program. In her final years, she was a hospice chaplain at Memorial Hospital. She was a true believer of ‘many hands make light work. Jean was the definition of a sweet soul. Many could say her sweetness came from her love of ice cream. Throughout her life, Jean had the opportunity to share her honeyed personality with the world as she traveled to the Holy Lands, Austria, Jamaica, Bahamas, and enjoyed family cruises. As we mourn her departure, we know her joyfulness and generosity will leave a lasting impact in our lives. From knit dishcloths to Christmas crafts, or heartfelt poems on special occasions, Jean understood the true joy was in giving. Most would say, her amazingly warm, heartfelt hugs were the best gifts as you truly felt love in her embrace. There will be a memorial service held for her in July, 2021. The family will publish the information closer to the event so all may honor the life of Jean Spencer and celebrate the legacy of love, family, God and community she left behind. Condolence cards and letters may be sent to: Ken Spencer, 1922 Preacher Brook Rd., Towanda, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/7/2021


CHARLES F. LOUDENSLAGER SR., 71, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. He was born on March 21, 1949 in Blossburg, a son of the late James W. and Florence G. (Lundgren) Loudenslager. Charlie was well-known as the Weis Snack deliveryman. He enjoyed detailing cars and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He is survived by a son, Charles F. (Mellisa) Loudenslager Jr. of Westfield; brother, John Loudenslager of Wis.; three grandchildren, Zachary (Carolyn) Loudenslager, Tabitha Loudenslager, Nathan Mertsock and a great-granddaughter, Lydia Loudenslager. Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/10/2021


MCCARRY -ELLEN T. LACEK, age 79, of 213 North Main Street Towanda died on Feb. 20, 2021 from complications of Covid disease. Born in Ashley, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Helen Spaar McCarry. Ellen and Jim married in 1963 at the Saint Leo’s Church in Ashley. They started their married life in Millville PA from 1963 to 1970 and then moved to Towanda, PA, where they raised five children. Ellen loved working in retail, starting with the Isaac Long Store in Wilkes-Barre and then the Al Lenzinie Store in Bloomsburg. She worked for the PA State Liquor Store for over 15 years, managing the Wyalusing store until retirement. Throughout the 70s and 80s she devoted much of her spare time to the volunteer ambulance association, teaching classes in first aid and CPR with good friend Jack Felicitia. Over the past fifteen years Ellen enjoyed her elected position on the Borough Council. From 2007 to the present she served as a director on the Towanda Municipal Authority. Spending much of her childhood summers in Atlantic City, Ellen loved her beach vacations – from New England to Florida. Ellen and Jim enjoyed spending many fall and spring seasons on Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Ellen had many talents. She had a passion for music, and played the harmonica, piano and guitar. Many children were welcomed into this world with one of her crochet blankets. She and Jim had the largest garden in Towanda Borough, filling two freezers and numerous shelves with canned tomatoes, peppers, beans, beets, and corn. They fed family, friends and neighbors for many years. Ellen is survived by her husband James Lacek, daughters Kathleen (Roy) Hope, Christine (Jody) Garris; sons Daniel Lacek, Michael (Marco) Lacek, Jimmy Lacek; and grandchildren Erika (Eric) Severson, Kyleen Garris, Joe Garris and Paige Garris; great grandchildren Wyatt Severson and Sawyer Severson; and many extended family, close friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced. -Towanda Daily Review 2/25/2021


MICHAEL T. MCPHERSON age 39 of Elmira , passed away on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2021, due to leukemia. He has been battling this terrible disease for the last 3 years. He fought hard for his family and children. Mike is survived by his mother Patricia McPherson; father Francis McPherson; step- dad Kenneth Nichols; step-mom Sheila McPherson; paternal grandmother Ruth McPherson; sisters, Melissa McPherson, Natasha Jenkins, Kristi Jenkins, Kayla Nichols; six children, daughters, Monica, Madison, Kennedy, sons, Michael, Isaac, Lucas McPherson; girlfriend Elizabeth Scullin; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Mike was loved by so many. He was an avid 49ers football, NY Knicks and Yankees fan. He loved working on his car with his friend Bo, building his car stereo so loud people knew it was him coming when he was blocks away. Mike was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back and never ask for anything in return. He was a proud man and he loved his children… the most important people in his life. Family and friends are invited to New Beginnings Church, 300 E. Miller Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/18/2021


MORSE -CRYSTAL LOUISE Morse MCLAUGHLIN, age 62, of Ulster, Pa., was born November 1958 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Richard R. Morse Sr. and Eleanor Louise Vanderpool Morse Merritt. She attended the E.D. Hardy Elementary School and the Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY and the Towanda Junior Senior High School in Towanda, Pa. In 1975 she married George Johnson Sr. and together they had two remarkable children, George A. Johnson Jr. And Tanya S. Johnson. Her children were her greatest joy and she loved them unconditionally. In 1990, Crystal married Brian K. McLaughlin whom she loved until the day she went to heaven. Crystal and Brian raised another daughter, Kimberly Morse Clark, whom she loved unconditionally. As a young child, Crystal would sit on the porch and have tea parties with her favorite doll, Mrs. Beasley and with her friends, the angels. She sang with them, talked to them and played with them. As she got older, Crystal developed a great love for fishing with her family, crocheting blankets and working jigsaw puzzles. She loved getting the last puzzle piece in, and would often hide just one piece, so she could claim the prestigious place of “finishing” the puzzle. She loved to watch crime shows and listen to country and Gospel music. Her favorite pastime was doing anything at all with her family, laughing and talking, sharing stories and singing to them. Her grandchildren were so very loved and cherished by her. Crystal was a kind, loving and compassionate wife, mother, sister and friend. Everyone who met her loved her and it didn’t take long for them to realize how special she was. It is impossible to measure the amount of peace and joy and laughter she brought to others. Crystal is survived by her husband, Brian K. McLaughlin of Ulster, PA, her beloved children George A. Johnson (Heather) of Rome, Pa, Tanya Sue Johnson of Scranton, Pa., Kimberly Clark (Aaron) of Sayre, PA and her very special and loved niece Cheri Sue Brown (Mark) of Rome PA. She is also survived by her sisters Cora A. Culver of Athens, PA, Connie Morse Woodard of Monroeton, PA, Bertha Morse of Texas, and Chanda Merritt Sanders of Rome, Pa, also by her brother Richard R. Morse Jr. of Monroeton, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Bryant Johnson and his children Brayden and Bellamy, Kaitlyn Johnson, Savannah Drummond, Celena Drummond and her daughter A’ngelena, Kamilah Drummond, Michael Clark, and Mariah Clark. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her father Richard R. Morse Sr. , her mother Eleanor Vanderpool Merritt, and her sister-in-law Louann Koepke. We will hold her in our hearts until we hold her hand in ours in heaven. We know you are fishing, having a cup of tea, and singing with the angels. -Towanda Daily Review 4/30/2021


MORTIMER -JUDITH CROFT, age 79, of Lawrenceville, PA died on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born on July 14, 1944 in Elkland, PA the daughter of Bert and Cora (Himes) Mortimer. Judith was the wife of the late Harry "Ralph" Croft who died on March 9, 2019 . She had been employed by Three Rivers in Gang Mills, NY as a nurse and enjoyed reading. Judith is survived by a son, James Croft of Mansfield, PA; two daughters, Tammy Croft of Elkland, PA and Rose Heffner of Lawrenceville, PA; three grandchildren, Zachary (Hannah) Croft, Abagale Croft and David Croft and three great grandchildren Elizabeth Croft, Carter Croft and Graceann Barlow. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Nancy Goodrich and Ruth Mortimer; and a son-in-law Kevin Heffner. In Keeping with Judith's wishes there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. -Funeral home obit


MOSHER -BERTHA ANNE MILLER, age 77, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Broads Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born on December 30, 1943 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Harry and Ruth (Copp) Mosher. Bertha was married to the late William Paul Miller who passed away on August 12, 2011. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, birdwatching, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and caregivers. Bertha loved her cats Taco and Shadow. Bertha is survived by her son, Ray (Bobby Losinger) Rathbun of Wellsboro, PA; four daughters, Barbara Wismer of Champagne, IL, and Lisa (Glenn) Sidler of Lexington, KY, Mary (Les) VanZile of Lexington, SC, and Sherri Hunter of Lexington, SC; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; a brother, David (Debbie) Mosher of Horseheads, NY; and her special friends, Pam English of Wellsboro, PA, and Wendy Nason of Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Terry Mosher; and a sister, Evelyn Jackson. Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 1-3pm at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will follow immediately at 3pm with Pastor Pat Parson officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Second Chance Animal Care Sanctuary 725 Gee Rd. Tioga, PA or the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral home obit


MULDOON -MARJORIE WEST Muldoon DORIANI GRIFFIN, age 97, formerly of Prospect, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2021, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. Born April 9, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA; she was the oldest daughter of Ralph W. Muldoon and Elizabeth Pardee Muldoon. Marjorie moved to the Meadow Springs Farm, established by her parents near Prospect, PA, when she was 5 years old, known today as Muldoon Estates off Unionville Road. She attended a one room schoolhouse in the area through the eighth grade. Marjorie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age. She enthusiastically and faithfully lived her life according to the Scripture in Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.” She graduated from Butler High School in 1941 and during those years was active in Christian Endeavor for young people, where she accepted a call to Christian missionary work. She matriculated with honors from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA in 1945. Upon graduation, she accepted a call from the Presbyterian Board of Missions (PCUSA) to do mission work in the mountains of Kentucky for two years, after which she completed a Master’s Degree from Biblical Theological Seminary in NY. -Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2021 (This is all on that was on line and in the newspaper.)


CHARLES JOSEPH NEWBURY (Joe) passed from this life on Jan. 31, 2021. Our memories of Joe’s wit and wisdom will be cherished by his wife, Julie, his family, and his friends. He enjoyed his work at the lab in DuPont. Joe had a life-long interest in and love of theater. He was dedicated to bringing live theater to the people of Towanda and the surrounding area. As a director he encouraged people of all ages to follow their dreams of performing on stage. His skill with computers found an outlet in technical theater. The memorable roles Joe created on stage will live on in the memories of all who saw him. And in the kitchen: his macaroni and cheese, French onion soup, and cutlets are legendary. He enjoyed gaming, watching food prep videos on YouTube, especially The Italian Grandmother, and snuggling with his cats. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the charity of your choice, or to your local community theater, or to Winding River Players, 415 Main Street, Towanda, PA; -Towanda Daily Review 2/6/2021


NUNEVILLER -MARGERY JANE WARREN, 78 of Centerville, formerly of Chalfont; has passed away (Feb. 3, 2021) at home after a long and difficult battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Sr., daughter Sherri, and son Robert Jr. Margery was the daughter of the late Thomas & Lillian Doris Nuneviller of Dublin. Margery is survived by son Michael (Christine) Warren of Elmira, New York; daughter Gay (Joseph) Warren of Media, PA; grandchildren, Brandon (Mary) Warren of New York, NY; McKenna (Adam) Austin of Brooklyn, NY; Stephanie (Jeffrey) Jelliff of Ridgebury, PA; David (Emily) Chamberlain, Kristen (Steven) Ryan, and Keith Chamberlain all of Salt Lake City, UT; great-grandchildren Austin & Nathan Jelliff; Jonah & Leah Zamora; Evan & Miles Chamberlain; and a forthcoming great-grandson in March. Margery is also survived by brothers Thomas (Evelyn) Nuneviller of Ottsville, PA; and Leigh (Betsy) Nuneviller of Dolores, CO. Margery was born Sept. 22, 1942 in Doylestown. She graduated high school in 1960 from Central Bucks West in Doylestown. She graduated as valedictorian of her Nursing School class in 1972. Margery moved with her family from Chalfont PA to Centerville in 1973, where she worked for Sullivan Trail Medical and ultimately retired from the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, in 1997. Margery was a beautiful woman, wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother as well as an amazing cook. Family get-togethers always consisted of a fabulous meal followed by hours of laughter. Very special thanks to her cousin Wayne Lear who cared for “Peachy” the last 18 months and Stephanie Jelliff who assisted with her care in her final days. A private memorial will be scheduled for late spring or early summer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre. -Towanda Daily Review 2/6/2021


PADDISON -AUDREY SCAIFE was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the age of 100. She was born in Swansea, England to Margaret and John Paddison. She met her future husband, Theodore John Scaife in England while he was serving in the Army during WWII. Audrey and Theodore were married in Covington, PA on August 15, 1947. They lived in Covington and Mansfield, PA. They had two children. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Theodore, a son, Francis (Vietta), her parents, and her brother, Kenneth. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Dennis) Engen. Audrey had six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Audrey enjoyed sewing, canning, and word search puzzles. She enjoyed her family and was very active in her church. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Salvation Army. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


EDWARD CHARLES PENNAY, 73, of Towanda, PA passed away Wednesday morning Feb. 24, 2021 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Edward was born in Towanda on Aug. 8, 1947, the son of Charles and Marguerite Millard Pennay. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and subsequently served with the U.S. Airforce. He later received his Associates degree from Elmira College, Elmira, NY. Edward was employed by Osram Sylvania in Towanda for 32 years until retirement. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Edward enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Brennan Pennay, three children, and several grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his sister, Trudy Bull. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. -Towanda Daily Review 2/27/2021


JIM R. PEPPARD, SR., 80, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness. He was born on April 14, 1940, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Charles E. and Reva (Clinton) Peppard. Jim previously worked at Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Owego School District, and Ithaca Gun. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid NASCAR fan, NY Giants fan, and New York Yankees and New York Knicks fan. He is predeceased by his brothers; Ken and Raymond Peppard, sisters and brothers-in-law; Clara and Kenny Simons, Leona and Howard Brown, Gladys and Fred Young, and Betty and Robert Vanderpool, sister; Mary Peppard, and companion; Nancy Carol Ward. Jim is survived by his children; Debbie and the late Danny Strong, James, Jr. and Dawn Peppard, Rick and Sue Peppard, Bob and Tammy Peppard, and Kyle and Mindy Peppard, grandchildren; Rebecca Bump, Daniel Strong, Travis, Matt, James III, Jordan, Hannah, Rickey, Abagail, Braden, and Ike Peppard, Robert Rowe, and Noah, Lilly, and Amelia Chandler, many great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend and companion; Dorla Ellers. Friends and family may call on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Bisher officiating. Burial will be in Smithboro Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Sayre-Athens Lions Club, 802 Church Street, Athens, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 2/6/2021


CLYDE N. PIERCE JR., (Stub) 67, of Sabinsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Born April 19, 1953 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Clyde N. and Cecelia (Lovell) Pierce Sr. Stub worked for the Westfield Tannery for 30 plus years and at Catalus Corporation in Galeton for 15 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, gambling and going to the casino. Stub had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. He was a hard worker and could be found working on cars or fixing anything. Most of all he loved spending time with family and playing with his grandsons. He was an intelligent, generous, and kind-hearted man. Stub is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sharon M. (Madison) Pierce; his children, Sherry (Brandon) Whitesell, Loretta (Travis Gee) Pierce and Clyde (Adriane) Pierce III, all of Gaines; grandsons, Jackson and Lincoln Pierce; five sisters, Pat Metcalf, Sue Pierce, Connie Hess, Mary Taft and Jackie Bonniger; three brothers, Jeff, Bruce and Roy Pierce and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, William, Richard and Luke Pierce. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St. Westfield, on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. All Covid 19 precautions will apply, including face masks and limited number of people in at a time. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/15/2021


SCOTT EVAN REESE, age 23, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at his home. He was born on May 18, 1997 in Elmira, NY, a son of Glen Thomas "Tommy" and Michelle (McKay) Reese. Scott worked in distribution and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing guitar, RC cars, gemology, and sushi. He adored his nephew, Carter. Scott is survived by his parents; two brothers, Thomas "Tommy" (Mya) Reese of Pine City, NY, and Josh (Saundra Carnright) Reese of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Moriah (Eric Russick) Reese of Wellsboro, PA; three nephews, Carter Russick, George Reese, and Maverick Reese; a niece, Reagan Reese; his best friend in the world, Jourdyn Buckheit of Mansfield, PA; a paternal grandmother, Jane Reese of Wellsboro, PA; and his maternal grandmother Anna (Ken) Keeny of Corning, NY. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Jessica Reese; maternal grandfather, Dennis Evan McKay; and paternal grandfather, Thomas L. Reese. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension St. Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow immediately at 3:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA to assist the family with expenses. -Funeral home obit


THOMAS DEAN ROBINSON ‘Tom,’ 80, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Waynesboro, VA and Rome, PA, passed away peacefully June 10 after an extended hospital stay, family was by his side. Tom was born in Towanda PA, July 19, 1940, to Earl and Neva Robinson. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1958. Tom was a US Navy veteran serving from 1958 to1961. After his service, Tom returned to the Towanda area where he worked for GTE Sylvania as a traffic manager, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed a variety of vocations including dairy farming, real estate, and driving tractor trailers. After his retirement, Tom relocated to Virginia to be closer to his children. Tom loved to travel and spent his winters with his southern family at the Southfork retirement community in Dade City FL. He eventually moved to Southfork to live full time in 2018. He was always an active member of the community, from being Chief of the Rome Vigilante Fire company and working the grill during their annual Roman Holidays, to helping in the concession stand at his Grandson’s football games, to organizing a weekly breakfast for the members of the Southfork community, Tom was always participating in fund raising activities and community functions. Tom was a loving Father, Uncle, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy, and a Great Granddaughter, Emma. He is survived by his wife Jean of Waynesboro, VA and his children, Stacey of Apex NC, Chris of Waynesboro VA, and Michele (Timothy) Madril of Bedford VA, 12 Grandchildren, and 17 Great Grandchildren. A Celebration of life ceremony will be held at Burch-Messier Chapel in Bedford, VA on June 26 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers or memorials, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in his name. -Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2021


ROSE -LINDA M. PALMER age 76 of Pine Valley, NY passed away on Thursday January 28, 2021 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Linda was born December 31, 1944 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late William Charles Rose and Frances Iola Durham Rose. She married her husband, Robert S. Palmer Sr. on February 25, 1967 and they would have celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on February 25, 2021. Linda received her Associate's Degree from Corning Community College in Mechanical Engineering and received her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Binghamton. She worked as an abstractor for Monroe Title Company in Elmira, NY for several years and also worked for Oil and Gas companies in the area. Linda loved painting, antiquing, quilting, reading, collecting buttons, photography, and sales of all kinds. She was associated with Market Street Antiques in Corning, NY. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her sister Marcia Kellogg. Linda loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Linda is survived by her loving and devoted husband Robert S. Palmer Sr.; daughter and son-in-law: Michelle and Henry Forrest of Kalamazoo, MI; son and daughter-in-law: Robert S. Palmer Jr. and Robin Palmer of Pine Valley, NY; grandchildren : Micah and Dawn Forrest, Rachel Forrest and Nicholas Taylor, Kayla and Joshua Carpenter, Brian Forrest, Mandy Rudy, and Mark Sempler; 8 great grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law: Thomas and Laura Rose of Wellsboro, PA and GA, Marilyn (Mrs. Charles) Dayton of Pine Valley, NY, Jackie Roberts of Simpsonville, SC and Joyce Shutts of Pine Valley, NY ; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. A celebration of Linda's life will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheards, NY at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Linda's name may be made to Food Bank of The Southern Tier 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/31/2021


RUNYAN -KATHLEEN F. (Runyan) CHASE, age 62, of Mansfield, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Born November 27, 1958 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Frances E. (Mower) Runyan. She has devoted her life to her family, friends, and work. She was employed at Soldiers & Sailors (UPMC) in Wellsboro, PA and Laurel Health in Mansfield, as a Medical Receptionist and the Central Scheduler for 23 years. Kathy enjoyed Zumba and Dance with Averi, Friday night dinners with family, the view from the back deck, designing beautiful cakes for the ones she loved, and most of all being with family. Kathy is survived by her husband Tim W. Chase, her three daughters, Tara L. Chase of Corning, NY, Tamara M. Chase of Covington, PA, and Tanya R. Avery of Covington, PA; a son Trenton (Trisha) W. Chase of Mansfield, PA; a brother Paul Runyan of Blossburg, PA; a sister Carol (Ray) Mackiewicz of Millerton, PA; and five grandchildren Averi, Thomas, Lilly, Arianna, and Jenessa. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/2021


Rev. RANDALL LEE SAXON - On June 12, 2021, the Rev. Dr. Randall Lee Saxon, beloved husband and father, passed peacefully into God’s eternal embrace at the age of 73. Pastor Randy was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Oct. 28, 1947 to Sherm and Velma Dunning Saxon, and raised in the little town of Athens, nestled between the mountains in the beautiful Susquehanna River valley of northeastern Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in English from Mansfield University, Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. Twice, Randy was invited to study at Oxford University in England and completed their Summer Religious Studies Program. Randy also earned certifications as a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist from the University of Illinois-Extension. He diligently and faithfully served in the ministry for 40 years at churches in Gettysburg, Pa., Southhampton, N.Y., Port Arthur, Texas, Wilmette, Ill., First Presbyterian Church of Peoria, and ultimately retired Pastor Emeritus of United Presbyterian Church in Peoria. He taught philosophy at ICC and over 40 classes for the Bradley University Osher Life Long Learning program, as well as leading programs and guest speaking on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War throughout the nation. Randy had also been an active Mason and Rotarian who was thrice named Paul Harris Fellow. He achieved Eagle Scout in his youth and continued to serve the BSA as a troop leader, commissioner and council representative for many years and locally he was a chaplain at the Ingersoll Rand Boy Scout Camp. He formerly served as the president of the Illinois State Historical Society and as a docent for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. His knowledge and love for not only Lincoln but the values he defended led Randy to propose and spear-head The Lincoln Party to erect the Lincoln statue in Peoria at the Courthouse site of his famous 1854 speech against slavery extension. Though Randy received countless awards too numerous to name, nor would he have wanted us to do so, he was very proud to receive an Alumni Citation from his alma mater, Mansfield University, for civic and philanthropic work, as well as honors from the Shinnecock Indian Tribe in New York for his mediation in a crisis that led to his own injury. Randy had many passions in life, most of which centered around his family, his faith, teaching and learning, and God’s natural world. If not at the church, he could often be found outside tending to his garden, the church garden, or just out hiking and observing wildlife. He enjoyed spending time volunteering in the community in a wide variety of roles that led to many relationships he treasured to the end of his days. Pastor Randy had a truly gentle soul as well as a sharp, quick wit. He could always be counted on for a warm smile, a corny pun or a random, little-known fact. In his own words, Randy’s favorite hobbies were “practicing what I preach, searching for answers to difficult questions, and spending time with my dear wife and family.” Randy was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved stepmother Betty Saxon. He is survived by his soulmate and wife Anna, his four children Heather (John) Blase, David (Dawn) Saxon, Jennifer (Josh) Friedman and Austin (Michelle Greenslate) Saxon, as well as brothers James (Debbi) Saxon, Kevin (Jo) Saxon and Shawn Saxon, and sisters Peg (Fred) Arnold and Nancy Brown (Vince Keenan). He greatly cherished each of his seven grandchildren Teslyn, Rhiannon, Riley, Aaliyah, Saxon, Lizzie and Jupiter; and many nieces and nephews, as well as cousins. After the devastating loss in 2000 of the First Presbyterian Church downtown, Randy co-founded United Presbyterian Church on 2400 W. Northmoor Road in Peoria. This church he dreamed into fruition will host his memorial service on June 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. with an outdoor reception to follow. Please bring your mask, as the service will take place indoors; Randy’s wish was for everyone to be able to (safely) sing together. A memorial fund is being established in Randy’s name at United Presbyterian Church to maintain and further develop God’s natural sanctuary for the enjoyment of all who might find respite and renewal there. A local memorial service will be held at a later date. -Sayre Morning Times 6/16/2021


JAMES ELMER SCRIVENER, age 62, of Sayre, Pa., passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Jim, also known as Slim to his friends, was blessed to have his caring and devoted wife Debbie by his side for nearly 39 years. Jim was born on May 13, 1958. He graduated from Athens High School and then served in the U.S. Navy, which allowed him to be in a boat on the water, his favorite place of all. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed passing on his love of the sport to his many grandchildren. He instilled in them a love of fishing and spending time on the water that they will carry forever. In addition to his love of fishing, Jim also enjoyed hunting, spending much of the fall and winter months in the woods with his family and friends chasing the elusive white-tailed deer. In his downtime, you could always find him with his best friend and twin brother Johnny as they got ready for their next hunting or fishing adventure. Those that knew him best would describe him as a storyteller, always regaling you with stories of his outdoor adventures, some of which were even true! Jim could tell a story and keep you entertained for hours. Jim is survived by his wife Debora Scrivener and their four children: Jessica Bubniak (Mark McCormick) of Lock Haven, Pa., Rebecca Apgar (John Apgar) of Waverly, N.Y., Melinda Brown (Neal Brown) of Cocoa, Fla., and James C. Scrivener (Brittany Scrivener) of Barton, N.Y. He is also survived by his many grandchildren: Brayden, Destini, Sierrah, Johnathyn, Maison, Abygale, Caden, Lexi, Skylyn, Dominick, and Anthony. Also surviving are Raymond (Sheila) Scrivener, Diane (Richard) Daniels, Ronald (Sandy) Scrivener, Carl Scrivener, Marlene (Russell) Lantz, and Judy (Jim) Corl, and sister-in-laws Sybil Scrivener and Kim Scrivener. He is predeceased in death by his father Raymond Scrivener, mother Grace Scrivener (Payne), brothers Steve Scrivener, Dennis (Kathy) Scrivener, and twin brother John Scrivener. Jim will be missed by many. He was a devoted father and grandfather, and cherished spending time with his family. The family will be having a private celebration of his life at a later date.  -Sayre Morning Times 2/2/2021


DONALD FRANCIS SHAFFER - Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we’ll miss you until we meet again ... Surrounded by his family and those that meant the world to him, Donald Francis Shaffer, 88, of Towanda passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Don was born at home in New Albany, PA on June 11, 1932, a son of the late Jesse and Lida (Steele) Shaffer. He attended school in Camptown and the Wyalusing High School until the 10th grade. On April 7, 1954 Don was called to serve his country with the U.S. Army. He proudly served until March 24, 1956 when he was honorable discharged. Following his discharge, Don was employed by IBM Owego, where he was a custodian. On March 28, 1959 his world was made all the brighter when he married Frances Wright. Together they shared 62 years of marriage and created many wonderful memories. Don had a strong work ethic and always wanted to kept busy. He held various work positions throughout his life, at one time serving as a flagman for the Pennsylvania State Highway. Don’s longest employment was when he served as an inspector for Masonite for 16 years. Always carrying a smile, Don also brightened the days of the teachers, students and staff at Northeast Bradford School system where he would deliver mail and supplies to the schools and assist in the cafeteria too. At the age of 12, Don received his first guitar - which gave him great comfort and support through his life. He loved to sing hymns and would often sing with Pastor George Ayers at the Gibson Corners Church. Don also attended the Orwell Bible Church and the United with Christ Church in Wysox. He treasured his family and always looked forward to family gatherings. Don’s heart was warmed when he had family near — he always had a way of making others laugh and their hearts would fill with glee with the stories he shared. Don also looked forward to hunting, spending time cultivating his garden and listening to country music. He will be greatly missed by his loving family to include, his loving wife of 62 years, Frances; his daughter, Cindy (Forrest) Arrison and their children, Jessica (Joe) Igaya, Caleb (Rebekah) Arrison; great-grandchildren, Joleen, Arjoe, Kianna, Noa, Kaden, Declan and Lilli. His daughter, Sheila (Steve) Carter, and their children, Nicole (Jason) Kneller, Kristen Carter (Patrick) and great-grandchildren, Jaydon and Wesson. His daughter, Sharon (Lloyd) Johnson, and their children, Justin (Roselyn) Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Jamie (Anthony) Napolitano, Daniel Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Jackson, Hunter, Layla, Dominic, Zoe and Zayden. His son, Donald Jr. (Laura) Shaffer and their children, Nicholas, Quinn, Leighann, Lynsi, Christian, Daniel, Jacob; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Isah and Camdon. His brother-in-law, H. Donald Wright; many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Don was welcomed into heaven by his parents; his infant brother Melvin; brother Robert Shaffer; and sisters, Gladys Wright and Edna Monahan. A celebration of Don’s life will be held on his birthday at a place to be determined. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Donald F. Shaffer. -Towanda Daily Review 2/9/2021


HAROLD SIMPSON, (Harry) 73, Keystone Manor Apartments, Sayre, passed away unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Feb. 3, 2021. Born Feb. 4, 1947 in Sayre. He was the son of Gale and Rita Donlin Simpson. Harold was a 1965 Graduate of Sayre High School. Immediately following graduation he served in the United States Air Force. Harold worked for Strickland Beverage, Towanda. for 34 years before retiring in 2017. He loved to be in the woods with his camera or his bow. Harold is survived by his niece Christina and husband Presho of Little Meadows, PA, Great Nephew and Nieces James Wilkinson of Monroeton, Alesha Wilkinson,of Sayre, Victoria and husband Joseph Bixby, of Sayre and Alayna Mott, of Little Meadows; five great-great nephews Drew, Tiler, Lucas, Jacob and Phineus, three great-great nieces Lyvia, Azlynn and Mackenzie and great-great-great niece Addalynn; several cousins and lifelong friend Ron Walker. Harold is predeceased by his parents Gale and Rita Simpson, Sister Patricia Humphrey and nephew Robert “Bobby” Nagle. At Harold’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre. -Towanda daily Review 2/6/2021


MITCHEL R. SMITH, 24, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 25, 2021 following a tragic motor vehicle accident in Granville Summit. Mitchel Robert was born Feb. 20, 1996 in Sayre to Glen Smith and Cindy (Crane) Buck. He attended Troy Area Schools. Mitch was employed by Mt. Laurel Recovery Center in Westfield as a Counselor’s Assistant. Mitch was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and everything that the outdoors had to offer. Mitchel was a loving, caring individual who would give the shirt of his back to anyone in need. He was always known to be a jokester and had a smile that lit up the room. Most importantly he loved anytime spent with his friends and family, especially his son, Aidyn. Surviving Mitchel are his parents; Cindy (Duane) Buck of Canton and Glen (Lynne) Smith of Ridgebury, beloved son; Aidyn, sisters; Amanda Vogel (Tony Doan) of Elmira, Nicole Makinster (John Cole) of Troy, Ashley (Hayden) White of Felton, DE, step brothers; Dana (Katie) Stone of Columbia Cross Roads and TJ (Dorothy) Scott of Burlington, step sister; Danielle Horton (Travis Ackley) of Towanda, paternal grandmother; Carol Smith of Ridgebury, best friends; Randall Frey of Granville and Lauren Donnelly of Westfield as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his; paternal great grandparents, Robert (Dorothy) Helman, maternal great grandparents, Mary (Floyd) Chamberlain, grandmother, Sharel Crane and an uncle, Barry Smith. The family invites friends to call from noon – 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. A celebration of Mitchel’s life will follow at 1 p.m. Please wear a mask and abide by social distancing while attending. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Mitchel’s name to; Harbor Counseling, 7095 PA 287, Wellsboro, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/29/2021


MICHAEL SOLOWIEJ - Mickey’s Coming Home. - On Jan. 21, 2021, Michael Solowiej passed away at his home in Delaware as he was being cared for by his five daughters and granddaughter, “his girls.” As a Homets Ferry hometown boy, born on Oct. 15, 1929, he had a lifelong love for the farming community in which he was raised. He played baseball and basketball and was one of Bradford County’s top athletes in his youth. It was a special time in his life, and he still had his first baseball mitt, the one the Howard’s helped him get all those years ago. He married his high school sweetheart, the first and only love in his life, Janice Wilbur Solowiej.  She preceded him in death three years ago, after 68 years of marriage and adventures together. In the 1950’s, Mike and Jan settled in Vestal, NY, to raise their girls. They moved to the Washington, DC, area in the late 1970’s after he accepted a position with the International Union of Operating Engineers as the national Equipment Supervisor for the Operating Engineers and Job Corp Trainee Program. He traveled all across the U.S. for business and was respected by his colleagues as a man who kept his word as he looked you in the eye and shook your hand. He also worked with the Department of Labor and went to Vietnam for a few months in the latter stages of the Vietnamese War to identify equipment to be returned to the States. At the age of 62, on the day he retired, Mike was told he had terminal cancer by his doctor. With resolve and the enduring spirited nature those of us knew him to have, Mike and Jan continued with their retirement plans and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, where Jan delighted in the ocean and Mike became an avid golfer. That was 30 years ago. He was the last of his generation and the youngest of his siblings, all of whom preceded him in death, as did his parents Michael and Sophia (Waxmonsky) Solowiej. He was closest to his brother, Teddy Solowiej, and his sister, Dorothy Solowiej Moss and her husband John.  Their families have remained in touch through the years, and he loved, appreciated, and enjoyed them, as well as his niece Teresa Tompkins. His 5 daughters and their husbands, and his 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren actively sought his company and treasured his optimism, wisdom, and fun-loving nature. He was a patriot and sportsman, who always looked forward to games of cards or the rattle of dice. He lived independently at 91 years of age with the tender, daily attention of his daughter, Kim Blake (Russ), and the regular visits and loving support from his other daughters near and far:  Kathy Bromwell Harvilla (Bob), Chris Sheftic (Rick), Connie Solowiej (Gary Hawkins), and Karen Bartlett (Tom). He loved and honored his family. He faced death bravely and with a strong belief in God. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held in French Asylum, at a later date this year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his name. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 2/2/2021


STARKWEATHER -KATHYY L.(Starkweather) MCMULLEN, 73, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. She was born on April 7, 1947 in Blossburg, a daughter of Wesley H. Starkweather and the late Kathryn (Emmick) Starkweather. She was married to the late Scott E. McMullen and had worked for Taynton Freight System for many years. Kathy is survived by her father, Wesley Starkweather of Wellsboro; three sons, David Graham of Louisville, Ken.; Darren (Dina) Graham of South Lyon, Mich.; Daniel Graham of Williamsport; brother, William (Lisa) Starkweather of Mansfield; sister, Jeanette (Emery) Frome of Trout Run and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 2/2/2021


STASKO -EVELYN ILENE HUMINIK, 94 of Sayre, PA passed away unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2021 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, after suffering a stroke on Jan. 27, 2021. She was born in Gary, IN on July 17, 1926, the daughter of Nicholas and Catherine Stasko. After attending school in Gary, her first full time job was working at an ammunition factory during WWII in support of America’s war effort. After the war, Evelyn married Walter Huminik. They moved to Pennsylvania, eventually ending up in Sayre in the early 50’s, where they raised two daughters, of whom she was extremely proud. Over a 50-year period, she worked in various accounting capacities at P&C, Grand Union, Simmons/Rockwell Auto, Citizens and Northern Bank and the Guthrie Clinic in the billing department. Throughout her life, Evelyn enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. She was an avid bowler, participating in many leagues and tournaments. She was active in many school, hospital auxiliary, and individual organizations’ banquets. In retirement, she added gardening, canning, jigsaw puzzles, reading books and baking pies. She would always help anyone in need and enjoyed volunteering as a social member at the Sons and Daughters of Italy Club in Sayre. Evelyn enjoyed life to the fullest and maintained an active rewarding life until her last days. In addition to her parents, in-laws, Anton and Anna Huminik and siblings, Evelyn was predeceased by special best friends, Barbara Leonardis, Phyllis Law, Mary Briggs and George Owczarski. Surviving her are daughters, Diane Parente, husband John, of Erie, Pennsylvania, Patricia Haggerty, husband Wally, of Sayre; grandsons, Ken Haggerty, wife Renee, of Sayre, John Parente Jr., wife Amy, of Erie and Matthew Parente, wife Ailisa, of South Windsor, CT. She loved and adored her great-grandchildren, Allexa, Zachary, Brayden, Kuyler, Joshua, Samuel, John III (JT), David, Ava, Olivia and Alexis. Evelyn loved and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Close to her heart were her family adopted daughters, Shelly Owczarski and Rose Raupers, as well as dear friends Larry LaRosa, Betty Johnson, Elwood Hunter and Dee Cohen. She also loved and enjoyed the company of her canine grand pups, Roxy and Bailey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. There will be no viewing at this time, however a memorial gathering will be scheduled at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. -Towanda Daily Review 2/2/2021


STOUT -MELISSA JANE (Stout) GORMAN, loving wife and mother of three from Waverly, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2021 in Sayre, Pa., at the age of 57. She was born on July 31, 1963 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late Forrest and Mary (Smith) Stout. Melissa was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1981 and went on to achieve her associate degree from CCBI in business administration and management in 1983. She met her husband and best friend Patrick Gorman in 1984 and they married on July 5, 1986. They had three children together (Patrick Jr., Julie, and Elizabeth) and were looking forward to celebrating their 35th anniversary together this year. Melissa was employed at Croft Lumber for 15 years, where she cherished the relationships she had with her coworkers and customers. Melissa had the most contagious laugh and gave the best hugs. She was known for her kind and giving heart and beautiful smile – so much so that those she impacted regularly reminded her husband and daughters of how adored she was in the community. Above all else, she loved her friends and family fiercely and spent her free time making sure anyone that was in need had the attention and support they deserved. Melissa worked hard to give her younger brother and her daughters everything she could to help them succeed and was their number one cheerleader in all of their endeavors. Melissa was overjoyed with excitement and anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild, Claire Jane Cuda, who is expected to arrive this summer. “When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you". Thanks for carrying us in the same way, mom. We love you so much. In addition to her parents, Melissa was preceded in death by her father- and mother-in-law, John and Sandra (Hart) Gorman; paternal grandparents Forrest and Rhoda (Whitmoyer) Stout; maternal grandparents Durwood and Mary (Belles) Smith; and her infant son Patrick H. Gorman Jr. Melissa is survived by her husband of 34 years, Patrick H. Gorman; daughters Julie (Edward Kish) Gorman of Reno, Nev., and Elizabeth (Vincent Cuda) Gorman of Sayre, Pa.; brother Charles B. (Renee) Stout of Waverly, N.Y.; as well as numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, granddogs, and wonderful friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the St. James Blessed Trinity Church in Waverly, N.Y., at 10 a.m. Social distancing and mask wearing are required. Burial will be held 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 2/2/2021


RAYMOND MARK STREZLECKI, of Pine City, NY, also known as Mark, Mr. Strez, and Coach Strez, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mark was born and raised in Phoenixville, PA. He was the son of the late Raymond S. and Barbara King Strzelecki. He is survived by his significant other Christine Koernig of Pine City NY. Also surviving are his wife of 44 years Mary Ellen McGrath Strzelecki of Sarasota FL; daughter and son-in-law, Kim McGrath and John W. Hopkins of Jackson MS with their son Alex R. Hopkins; son Ian Strzelecki with Samantha Brooks of Saranac Lake NY; and brother Kevin J. Strzelecki of West Chester PA. Mark graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1971. He excelled and lettered in varsity basketball and football. He went on to play football for Bucknell University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s degree in Education and later his Administration and Master’s Degree. While at Bucknell he lettered in football in 1972, 1974, 1975, and was a Graduate Assistant Coach in 1976. He then did a short stint teaching at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Mark then took a job in 1977 that would turn into a career at Troy High School in Pennsylvania. He started as a teacher and assistant football coach. He became head football coach in 1980. In 1980 only 37 boys reported to practice and in 1981 over 100 reported. His team won the NTL multiple years with records like 8-1, 8-1, and 8-2. His team led Troy to an undefeated season in 1988. This was the last undefeated team that Troy fielded. He eventually left coaching in 1990 and continued to teach high school history, where he also received teacher of the year award many times. He eventually went on to become Athletic Director/Assistant Principal and then worked his way up to Principal of Troy High School. Mark retired from Troy in 2010. He loved the outdoors and had been fly fishing and fly tying for over 40 years. He enjoyed teaching others the sport. He loved the Rolling Stones, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He also adored his 3 cats, Sassy, Yeti, and Ziggy. Mark truly cared about his profession, and was so inspirational to countless students, football players, and co-workers. No matter how successful Mark was he would always give the credit to his players, coaching team, or co-workers before himself. Due to the ongoing pandemic funeral services will not be held at this time. Those wishing to remember Mark may make a donation to one of the following organizations: Kettle Creek Watershed Association, P.O. Box 317, Cross Fork, PA, Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Road, Horseheads NY or Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom….…, an education program where students learn about current and past impacts, management, and protection and enhanced opportunities of PA’s cold water resources, while raising trout in the classroom. -Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2021


TIMM -PATRICIA L. (Timm) MEEKER age 76 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 12, 1944 in Sayre, PA, the only child of the late Richard and Mary (VanderPoel) Timm and departed the world on Friday, February 5, 2021 unexpectedly. Pat leaves to mourn her loving husband of 55 years, Jerry and their children Julianne Meeker with Dave Baker of Elmira, Jerald (Ted) and Shannon Meeker of Painted Post, Christine and Kevin Whitsell of Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren Sydney A. Meeker, Meagan K. Meeker both of Corning, Kiernen T. Whitsell and Conlen E. Whitsell both of Wellsboro, PA; step grandchildren Kaylana Beuter and Brayden Roark. Pat graduated from EFA in 1963. She worked for Don Pauldine, United Fire Equipment and St. Mary's School. She operated Pat's Daycare for many years. Pat was a longtime member of the Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, February 12th from 2 to 4 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13th at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira. Fr. John DeSocio, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Pat through donations to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY or the charity of one's choice 2/10/2021


GERALD RAYMOND TINNA, (Tim) age 93, of Mehoopany, PA passed away Thursday morning, February 4, 2021 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home where he had been residing since May of 2020. He was born on May 10, 1927 in Sayre, PA the son of the late James A. (d. January 2, 1957) and Florence Brown Tinna (d. March 2, 1995). He served his country in the US Army during WWII. Tim married his wife Mary Ellen Kintner on June 17, 1949. He served several years on the FWM Emergency Squad, was a member of the FWM Volunteer Fire Company, and the Rought Hall American Legion Post 510. Tim was employed with Kintner Milling Co. in Meshoppen for over 40 years. He was widely known as the local appliance repair man and was always ready to lend a helping hand to whomever may need it. No matter what you needed he would always be there for you going the extra mile. He was the family rock and he and Mary attended many sporting events over the years. He took great pleasure in feeding deer at his house, taking care of flowers, and doing carpentry work. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Tim is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary K. Tinna; his children, Gerald Tinna (Jason) of Hot Springs, AR, David Tinna of Sugar Run, PA, Barbara Sierotowicz (Joseph) of York, PA, Rick Tinna (Nancy) of Tunkhannock, PA, and Ronald “Sam” Tinna (Shelly) of Laceyville, PA; his 7 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Carney of Meshoppen, PA, Ruth Cook of Tunkhannock, PA, and Frances Mallory of Tunkhannock, PA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Mary Tinna (d. August 4, 2020); his infant great-granddaughter, Abigail Tinna (d. August 27, 2012); his twin brother, Harold “Bim” Tinna (December 19, 1996); and siblings, Earl Tinna (d. April 15, 2003) Kenneth Tinna (d. January 26, 1938), Jean Shauger (d. November 24, 2007), Lola Remington (d. August 7, 2018), and Helen Wells (d. January 19, 2016). A Military Honor Service will be held for Tim on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA and will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall American Legion Post 510, the Dennis Strong American Legion Post 457, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post 358. A Funeral Service will follow with Vic Cappucci officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks will be required to be worn inside the funeral home. The family would like to extend a sincere Thank You to the Wyalusing Personal Care Home and the Guthrie Hospice. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Tim’s name to the FWM Emergency Squad, PO Box 182, Mehoopany, PA. -Funeral home obit


MANAHAN -LINDA A. TOURSCHER, 79, of Dushore, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, and be reunited with her husband Jerry, on Monday Feb. 15, 2021. Born July 22, 1941 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Ivan J. and Anna B. (Buckley) Manahan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jairus E. “Jerry” Tourscher Sr., on September 11, 2018. Surviving are a son, Jairus E. “Shorty” Tourscher Jr. of Dushore; three daughters, Debra J. Robinson of Evergreen, Carol A. (Terrence) Rogan of Dushore, and Anita L. (Richie) Keiser of Milton; seven grandchildren, Jill (Charles) Deubler, Jacob Robinson, Michael Rogan, Shawn (Katelyn) Rogan, Christian (fiancé Daniella) Rogan, Ryan Keiser, and Shannon Keiser; three great-grandchildren, Colton, Kaylee, and Leela; two sisters, Marie Traver and Barb Cummings; two brothers, Robert and Donald Manahan; two close sisters-in-law, Jean (Lewis) Hope and June Manahan; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Linda was preceded in death by a son-in law, LeRoy Robinson; and five brothers, James, Leonard, Richard, Howard, and Gerald Manahan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore, with her pastor, Rev. Thomas Major presiding. Burial will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dushore Fire Company, PO Box 517, Dushore, PA or the American Cancer Society at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore. -Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2021


TRACEY -HELEN T. CROZIER of Painted Post, NY, born January 25, 1921, passed away on February 9, 2021 at the age of 100. We recently celebrated her 100th, and she was extremely grateful for all the calls, cards and floral arrangements. Helen made it to 100 for Croz, and her journey was done. She was the daughter of Patrick and Jessie (Tillie) (Force) Tracey. Helen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Roswell L. Crozier, Jr., her siblings Evelyn (Boo) Lynn Carpenter, William (Mike) Tracey, Francis (Shotty) (Beverly) Tracey and Carole Tracey. She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Alice Chase, Donald and Fran Crozier and Norman Crozier. She is survived by her sons Kent (Cheryl), Michael (Carole Stamp), grandson, Michael (Anne) Crozier, great granddaughter, Holly Crozier and granddaughters Katharine and Tressa Crozier. Helen is survived by her sister-in-law Betty Crozier. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews - all of whom she considered special. She appreciated all the calls and visits from all of them especially after the passing of her beloved Croz. Helen and Croz met in high school and were friends for over 80 years. They were married on February 21, 1942 at Grace United Methodist Church in Corning, New York. They celebrated 77 years of marriage before Croz passed. They were a model for all of us up until the end. Helen graduated from CFA and Gregg Business School. She loved seeing the world and traveling with Croz while he was in the United States Air Force and stationed at various bases around the world. Her favorite station was Guam. She also enjoyed her time in Japan and France. Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and Honey to great granddaughter Holly. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kathleen Hallinan and Jess, Dawn, Mary Ruth, Shelly and the staff of Visiting Angels and CareFirst for all the kindness they have shown Helen since Croz's passing. The family truly appreciates your caring assistance and help. -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/18/2021


MONTANA TODD VANDYKE, (Tana) 24, of Dushore, died Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2021 following a motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township, PA. Montana was born in Sayre, PA on June 19, 1996 and was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 2016. He was formerly employed by several area businesses. He enjoyed spending time with his twin brother, Donte “DJ,” lawn mower racing, antiquing, collecting American flags, all sports, and was an avid NY Giants fan. He is survived by his mother, Bernice Fenton, siblings, Donte “DJ” VanDyke, Heather Wilson, George Allen Jr., Nicole Towner, Katrina Pierce, Dallas VanDyke, Chicago VanDyke, Jessica Rumpff, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the New Albany Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. Following the service, a dinner will be held at the New Albany Social Hall for family and friends. -Towanda Daily Review 1/29/2021


CHARLES VAN HORN - During the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, Charles Van Horn of Canton passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was 83 years of age. Born Jan. 27, 1938 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of Edward William and Sadie Albertha (Norconk) Van Horn Driesbough. Charles graduated from Towanda High School with the class of 1955. He served our country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 as part of the NATO forces in France. After returning to civilian life Charles worked for Sardonie Construction for 2 ½ years before beginning his career with Penelec in October of 1961. He retired 33 years later in June of 1994. On June 3, 1961 he married Barbara Maryott. Together they raised two sons and a daughter and shared 42 years until Barbara’s passing in 2004. Charles enjoyed several special interests including the outdoors, hunting, camping, NASCAR and snowmobiling. He enjoyed travel and had made four extensive trips to the western states. Most of all, he enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Mike (& Sherry) Van Horn, Mark (& Emagene) Van Horn and Amy (& Daren) Zimmer; grandchildren, Shane (& Michelle) Van Horn, Shawna (& Johnny) Lee, Tiffany (& Randy) Rockwell, Markie Van Horn, Jeffery Van Horn, Dustin (& Lannie) Zimmer and Kristen (& Kurtis) Page; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and special companion, Cleone Vanderpool. Visitation will be fro 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton; service will follow at 2 p.m. Common sense health precautions will be observed. Interment will be at a later date. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that contributions in Charles’ name be directed to the Green Free Library, 38 N. Center Street, Canton, PA or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/16/2021


GERALD W. VICKERY, JR., (Jerry) age 82, died on Feb. 5, 2021 of natural causes, at his home with family, on Rockwell Drive in Troy, PA. Jerry was born on July 19, 1938, the son of the late Gerald and Emma Janet (Fanning) Vickery, Sr. He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1956; Gettysburg College, class of 1960; and Simmons School of Mortuary Science, class of 1962. He was predeceased by his cherished wife of 57 years, Sally (Smith) Vickery. Gerald W. Vickery, Sr. founded The Vickery Funeral Home in 1946. Jerry joined his father in practice in 1962. Jerry was a member of the Pennsylvania and National Funeral Directors Associations, and was the former president of the Tri County Funeral Directors Association. He served as Bradford County Deputy Coroner for 35 years. Jerry loved his family and friends. He would find a way to make you smile, laugh, and feel good about yourself. He truly made a difference to the families that he served and those that he knew. His humor and compassion will never be forgotten. Jerry’s lifetime involvements are a testament to his Trojan pride and love for the Troy community. His community activities include: Troy Lions Club, where he was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. The highest honor conferred to a Lion in recognition of humanitarian efforts. Jerry was a 45-year member and past president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce; former president of the Troy Alumni Association; Trojan Masonic Badge; Armenia Snowmobile Club; social member of the Troy Veterans Club; member and past president of the Mountain Lake Association; Armenia Debating Society; and Troy Little League, where he coached his sons for 10 years and served as the secretary/treasurer for 15 years. Jerry was a member of the Troy First (Holy Trinity) United Methodist Church. He was a former Sunday school teacher and trustee. Jerry was an Eagle Scout, and was formerly active with Scout Troup #47. Jerry was the Chairman of the local drives for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the Boy Scouts of America. Jerry served as a Board of Director for the following institutions: First Bank of Troy, Martha Lloyd School, Troy Ambulance Association, American Cancer Society-Bradford County Unit, Trojan Booster Club-35 years, Troy Area School District Foundation, Troy Community Swimming Pool and Trustee for the Case Community Trust Fund. Jerry served as Vice Chairman of the successful “Save the Troy Community Hospital Building Fund Campaign” in 1974. He also served on the leadership committee for the successful 24-hour “Troy Hospital Emergency Room Fund Raising Drive” in 1992. Jerry served on the Troy Community Hospital Advisory Panel for 10 years. Jerry was former president of the Bradford/Sullivan County Lions Eye Bank. He was certified to perform eye enucleations at Wills Eye Hospital for corneal transplants. Jerry was named “Lion of the Year” by the Eye Bank in 1987. He was recognized by CORE in 1997 for his help with organ recovery and education. In 2013, the Troy Chamber of Commerce named Jerry and Sally Vickery “The Persons of the Year.” In 2013, he was admitted to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni at Troy High School in recognition of his achievements, charity, and character. Jerry enjoyed all sports, and he was always happy when he could attend a Troy High School athletic contest. Jerry enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends at Mountain Lake, Armenia Mountain, and Myrtle Beach. In addition to his wife, Sally, Jerry is survived by: Sons, Bill Vickery (Jean) of Troy, PA; Bruce (Sarah) Vickery, Esq. of Wellsboro, PA; Granddaughter, Stephanie Manzo (Dr. Tim), of Bellingham, WA; Grandchildren, Noah and Micah Vickery and Akiva and Saia Manzo; Brother-in-Law, Dean Kilbourn of Ogdensburg, PA; five nieces; several great nieces and nephews; and very good friend, Joe Mignano, of Troy, PA. He was predeceased by his sisters, Carol Kilbourn and Sue Albers, and his brother-in-law, Colonel Darwin (“Al”) Albers. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Holy Trinity Church of Troy or Troy Area School District Foundation. Due to the pandemic, Jerry’s life service will be celebrated with stories and laughter at a later time to be determined. -Towanda Daily Review 2/7/2021


WESNESKI -NETTIE LOUISE Wesneski WOODWARD - On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, Nettie Louise Wesneski Woodward of Troy passed away peacefully at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was 83 years of age. Born October12, 1937 in Blossburg and raised in Canton, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen (Page) Wesneski. Nettie was the wife of the late Daniel Woodward, with whom she shared 61 years until his passing in 2017. Nettie was a friendly, outgoing woman who made friends with just about everyone with whom she had even the most brief encounter. She loved to cook, especially for family, and no one ever left her table wanting for more. She was also a woman of faith who knew the Lord and enjoyed the fellowship of the Alba Christian Church. She is survived by sons Roger (& Judy) Woodward and Scott (& Nikki) Woodward, all of Troy, daughter Carol (& John) Landon of Canton, sister Shirley Allen of Canton, sisters-in-law Sharon Wesneski of Troy and Jackie Wesneski of Canton, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Daniel, Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Wesneski, daughter Donna Bleeker, grandson Brent Woodward, great-grandson Justin Landon, brothers James E. Wesneski, Robert Wesneski, William Wesneski, Harold Wesneski. Sisters Frances Wilston, Jane Ogden and Marylou Dunbar. In keeping with Nettie’s wishes a private service will be at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2021


CALVIN F. WILLIAMS, (Cal) 74, of Ulster, Pa., passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 3, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Theodore J. and Auseneth L. “Pat” (Platt) Williams. Cal was a Plant Engineer at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, retiring after 33 years of service. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Cal was an avid hunter and gun enthusiast. e is predeceased by his brother, Jim Williams and sister, Carol “Skeeter” Cornish. Cal is survived by his wife and best friend, Ann M. (Gilluly) Klinger, at home; sons, Calvin F. (Krista) Williams of California, C. John Williams (Donna Fessenden) of Athens, Pa., stepfather of Perry Klinger of North Carolina, Sarah (Zachary) Brown of Elmira, N.Y., Caitlin (Jason) Fenton of Athens, Pa., and Francis Klinger of Syracuse, N.Y.; grandchildren, Cody (Tiffany), Caden, Matthew, Quinnlyn, Jayden, Makayla, and Braydon. He is also survived by his sisters, Sondra Learn of Paisley, Fla., and Cindy Schrock of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Jennings officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Calvin’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN or to National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 2/9/2021


CRAIG G. WILSON, 81, of Waverly passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Bernice Wilson; and his brother, Bruce Wilson. Craig is survived by his wife, Mary Wilson of Waverly; children, Sean Wilson of Sayre, David Wilson of Elmira and Rebecca Vanderpool of Dryden; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Craig retired from Cornell University in Ithaca after over 40 years of service. He then went on to work in East Smithfield at the Animal Care Sanctuary. Craig enjoyed doing photography and had his own dark room for developing his photos. He was also a performing magician and played guitar in the band The Tradewinds. He had a love for science, which he passed on to his son, Sean. At Craig’s request there will be no services. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 2/9/2021


HEIDI E. WRAY, age 37, of Millerton, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her home. She was born on February 8, 1984 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Jeffrey and Leah (Morgan) Wray. Heidi was a cashier at the Kwik Fill in Tioga, PA, and she enjoyed camping and hunting. Heidi is survived by her father and stepmother, Jeffrey and Cynthia Wray; a son, Cody Wray of Sugar Run, PA; two daughters, Alexa Wray of Sugar Run, PA, and Madison Wray of Gillett, PA; a stepbrother, Casey Wise of Gillett, PA; and two stepsisters, Tracie Russell of York, PA, and Neoma Monroe of Elmira, NY. She was preceded in death by her mother, Leah Morgan Wray. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2021


Lt. Colonel ROGER A. WYNKOOP, USAF (ret.), passed away in Tucson, AZ, on January 21, 2021. He was born June 10, 1940, in Elkland, PA, to Mary and Clair Wynkoop. Roger graduated from Elkland High School and Weber State College. Roger had a long and distinguished career in the Air Force, including duties spanning the Viet Nam War as an EWO working on new technologies development with drones and other assets. Continually recognized for his leadership skills, he later became Chief of Safety at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where he ultimately retired from the Air Force. His distinguished career took him across several countries and states including Arizona, Alabama, California, Utah, and more. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, twice, and was the recipient of numerous other commendations and awards. Roger's post-USAF career included authoring a book on investing, various projects, hobbies, and travel as well as keeping up with his family and extended family. Roger is survived by his wife, Peggy (Carter). In addition, he is survived by his two sons from his first wife, Diane (deceased), Stephen (Julie) and Curtis (Wendy) Wynkoop, grandson Brennan (Lindsay), granddaughters Caitlin (Sport), Katherine, and Abigail, his great-grandchildren, Everleigh and Maverick. He is also survived by Peggy's two sons, Mark (Devon) and Alan (Joanne) Brian, grandchildren Thomas (Mandi) Brian, Kelly (Max) LeVey, and Kamden Brian; her great-grandchildren, Lily, Tommy, Madelyn, and Mica. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Jean Woodward, and many nephews. Arrangements are being made with the assistance of East Lawn Palms Funeral Home, Tucson, AZ, and Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Museum of the US Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., Dayton, OH; Attn: RB-47 exhibit." -Wellsboro Gazette 2/6/2021