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Alvin Card, age 81, of Tioga, died on Sunday, August 27, 1978 at the Veterans Administration Center at Bath, N.Y.  He was born February 18, 1897 in Cedar Run, the son of John and Ida Speicher Card.  He was a World War I army veteran; a member of Herbert Lee Webster Post No. 235 American Legion, at Tioga. He was a former employee of the New York Central Railroad for 37 years.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Joyce) Hughes of Tioga, Mrs. Carl (Doris) Berg of Eldred, Miss Kathren Card of Williamsport; one son, Joseph of Eagle Mountain, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Stella Lloyd of Blackwell; one brother, Theodore of Rochester, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.

Ralph H. Carlin, 74, of 199 Center St., Waverly, died Saturday evening, Dec. 18, 1971 at the Tioga General Hospital following a prolonged illness. Before his retirement in 1956, Mr. Carlin was employed as a car inspector for the Lehigh Valley Railroad with 40 years of service.  Born in Tunkhannock, Feb. 3, 1897, the son of Leonard and Cora Terry Carlin, he had resided in Waverly for the past 53 years.  Mr. Carlin was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Fort Sullivan Post No. 246, Athens American Legion and of the Car Inspectors Union of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Surviving are four sons, Richard and Albert Carlin of Athens, John Carlin of Fitchburg, Mass., and Charles Carlin of Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine McCann of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Possinger of Endicott; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly today from 2 to 4 and this evening from 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Yuergen Struntz, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Waverly. Members of the American Legion Post will conduct memorial services at the funeral home this evening at 7 o’clock.

John Cirbus, 81 of 95 Lincoln St., Waverly, died Wednesday, June 16, 1971, at the V.A. Hospital in Bath following an extended illness.  Mr. Cirbus, a retired pipefitter for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, was born March 12, 1890 in Hobgarten, Austria, the son of the late Raymond and Susan Moodrick Cirbus. He was employed by the Lehigh Valley for two years prior to his retirement. He was a communicant of St. James Church, Waverly, its Holy Name Society and the Legion of Mary of the church. Mr. Cirbus was a veteran of World War I having served as a sergeant at Camp Dix, N.J. Surviving are his wife, Mary at home; a sister, Mrs. John Mann of Buffalo and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and at 9:30 at St. James Catholic Church where a High Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. John A. Morgan, church pastor. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Philip G. Crooks, 76, of Endicott, formerly of Antrim, died Monday evening July 3, 1972, at Ideal Hospital in Endicott.  He is survived by his wife, Elsie Crooks, Endicott; two sons, Philip E. of Horseheads, and John of Endwell; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Florence) Hatherill, and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Root, both of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is a retired Endicott Johnson employee having worked for 44 years as foreman in the Upper Leather Factory. He was a member of the Endicott Johnson 30 Club. He is a veteran of World War I, First Division. He was a member of the American Legion Post 82.  Burial was in Riverhurst Cemetery at Endicott.

MORGAN, George E., age 75 of Shunk, Pa., Friday November 24, 1972 at Portsmouth, R.I. Calling hours will be Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Pa. Funeral will be Tuesday, November 28 at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose of the Shunk United Methodist Church and Pastor Richard B. Martin of the West Franklin Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, RD 1, Pa. Survived by his wife, Frances Peifer Morgan; three daughters, Mrs. Elwood (Betty) West of Granville Summit, Pa., Mrs. Thomas (Grace) Lathrop of Portsmouth, R.I., Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) McCarty of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons, Elwood, Newark Valley, N.Y., Dennis, Amsterdam, Holland with the U.S. Air Force, Edward, Coos Bay, Ore. With the Coast Guard; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Boone, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Robert Hurlburt, Roaring Branch, RD 2, Pa., Mrs. John Sory of Canton, RD 1; two brothers, Gordon Morgan, Jamesville, Va., Kenneth Morgan of Lakeside, Calif. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Minnequa Grange.

MURRAY, Thomas A., 77 of 493 N. Main St., Athens, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1971, at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly following a brief illness.
Born in Murraytown, he had been a resident of the Valley for about 30 years.  Mr. Murray was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Athens, and its Holy Name Society. He was a charter member of the Towanda Council Knights of Columbus No. 3915, American Legion Post of Bernice and was a past commander of that post. He was a member of Waverly Moose Lodge No,. 1490, Local 1064, IAM of the Ingersoll-Rand and of the VFW Post No. 1536 of Sayre. He had been employed in the inspection department of the I-R for 33 years prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of World War I and served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in France and Germany.  Surviving are his wife, Maude E. Murray; four daughters, Mrs. David (Margaret) George of Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Arthur (Elizabeth) Ericson of El Cajon, Calif., Mrs. James (Joan) Daly of Sayre and Mrs. Walter (Ann) Keegan of Sayre RD 2; five step-sons, Edward McDonald and Leo McDonald of Athens, Lawrence McDonald of Highspire, Pa., John McDonald of Towanda and Bernard McDonald of South Waverly; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Vanderpoel of Sayre, Mrs. Gerald (Mary) Harbaugh of Wellsburg and Mrs. Frank (Julia) Polinski, Sayre, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday and at 9:30 at St. Joseph’s Church where a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. Augustine Conniff, pastor.  Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  Machinists Union will conduct memorial services Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

NANCARROW, Dr. James E., 81, of Williamsport, a former Williamsport High School principal known nationally in secondary school educational circles, died Thursday evening, November 20, 1975, at the Williamsport Hospital, where he was taken after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. A high school teacher and administrator for 48 years, he began teaching in Wellsboro in 1916, joined the faculty of the Williamsport High School in 1919, and was chairman of WHS mathematics department before becoming principal in 1926. He resigned in 1943 to become principal of the Upper Darby High School, a position he held until his retirement in 1964.  From that date until 1969, he served with the Middle Atlantic States Accrediting Assn. evaluating secondary school curricula. For 25 years he was a part-time visiting professor at Lehigh University, where he conducted an intern training program in the Graduate School of Education. In the 1930’s he became one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Branch of the National Assn. of Secondary School Principals. He served as its first secretary-treasurer, a position he held for 17 years, and as its president in 1954. He was president of the national association in 1960-61 and was chairman of its finance committee at his death. Dr. Nancarrow was born in Jersey Shore on January 5, 1894, the son of John H. and Cora Fiester Nancarrow. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1911 and from Bucknell University in 1916. He subsequently earned master of arts degrees from Bucknell and from Columbia University, and a doctor of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh, which cited him in 1063 as one of its. "distinguished alumni". He was a sergeant in chemical warfare during World War I. After residing in Upper Darby for 25 years, Dr. Nancarrow returned to this city in December, 1968. Surviving are his wife, the former Bernadine Decker; a son, Brooks E. Nancarrow, principal of the Four Mile Elementary School, and three granddaughters. His first wife, the former Ada Brooks, died in 1944. He remarried in 1952. A brother, Harry L. Nancarrow, a vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died two years ago.  The funeral was held on Monday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. George A. Cosper, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Alexander N. ULMER, 85, of RD 1, Dushore, died July 23, 1978, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, where he had been a patient. He was born in Pottsville April 27, 1894, the son of Alexander S. and Theresa Floss Ulmer. Mr. Ulmer was a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army. He was promoted the rank of sergeant while in the Motor Transport Company No. 425, and was stationed in France from Jan. 29, 1918, until July 27, 1919. Retired from the Philadelphia Naval Yard where he served as secretary of Naval aircraft, Mr. Ulmer and his family took up residency in the Dushore area in 1961. He was a member of St. Basil’s Church of Dushore, and McDermott American Legion Post no. 452 of Mildred. Surviving are his wife, the former Viola Sparmaker, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Delores) Sick of Dushore; one son, Alexander C. Ulmer of Philadelphia; and one grandson, Frederick Ulmer of Philadelphia. Funeral services were held July 25, at the Regina Tubach Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Basil’s Church. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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