Bradford County Memorial Park,
Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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CARLTON EUGENE ALLIS, 75, of RD 2 Wysox, Rome Township, formerly of 225 Willow Street, Athens died Saturday morning January 30, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born March 17, 1912 in Orwell Township, the son of the late Loren and Ethel Rowe Allis. On May 29, 1935 he married the former Mavis Wilbur. In earlier years, Mr. Allis was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for several years. He was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 28 years. Following his retirement in 1974, Mr. and Mrs. Allis moved to Rome Township to make their home. Carlton was well known and had many friends. He loved the outdoors and wildlife. He was a member of Roman Masonic Lodge #418 F. & AM the Scottish Rite Valley of Towanda, 4th to 18th degree, Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree, Towanda Elks Lodge #2191 and the Sylvania Mens’ Club. He is survived by his wife, Mavis; four brothers; Leslie Allis of Vestal, Guy Allis of Florida, Arthur and Claude Allis both of East Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. Roman Masonic Lodge #418 F. & AM will hold services at the funeral home Monday evening at 6:45 followed by the Towanda Elks Lodge Memorial Service at 7 p.m. The family will provide their own flowers and request that memorials in Mr. Allis’ memory be directed to the Wysox Volunteer E.M.S., P.O. Box 302, Wysox, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
LYNDON ROBERT (CASEY) ALLIS, 77, of Wysox RD 2, Rome Township formerly a long-time resident of East Towanda died early Monday morning December 19, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born July 18, 1911 in East Towanda, he was a son of Robert and Maude Smith Allis. Lyndon attended the Towanda High School and on July 29, 1930 married the former Martha Hunsinger in Waverly, NY. This past July Mr. and Mrs. Allis celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Allis were residents of East Towanda for many years and for the past three years have made their home in Rome Township. Mr. Allis was formerly employed by the Wysox Creamery for several years and was later employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for over 33 years, retiring in January 1974. His main interest in life were in his home and family. Lyndon enjoyed wood-working projects, especially for his family. He was well-known too for his handmade hooked rugs. Mr. Allis was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda and was a life time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1367, Towanda. Surviving are his wife, Martha Hunsinger Allis at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Manville Cook of Wysox RD2 and Roberta and Walter Sabitus of Ulster RD 1; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Mary Lou Allis of Ulster RD 2, Richard and Judy Allis of Dryden, NY and Ronald and Thelma Allis of Ulster RD 2; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tom Cook in 1962 and by a great-grandson, Aaron Cook in 1975. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kurt E. Garbe, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. The family request that memorials be directed to the Guthrie Medical Center, Robert Packer Hospital for cancer treatment, Sayre, PA in Mr. Allis’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE F. ANDERSON
George F. Anderson, 86, of Troy RR 1, PA died Sunday, March 13, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born February 26, 1908 in Fallbrook, PA, the son of Oxel and Jennie Perry Anderson. He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and a 60-year member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM. He was a former member of the Troy Area School Board, the Pennsylvania Farmers Association and the Bradford County Farmers Association. He was employed as a truck driver for Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton and for the Khoeler Manufacturing Co. in Binghamton, NY. He owned and operated a farm in East Troy from 1942 until his retirement in 1975. Mr. Anderson is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill O. and Mary Lou Anderson of Troy RR 1; a daughter, Penny L. Anderson of Falls Church, VA; grandchildren, Willie Anderson of Troy and Angela Anderson of Troy; great-grandchildren, Dana and J.T. Anderson of Troy; brothers, Russell Anderson of Granville Summit and Perry Anderson of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Wright Anderson, in 1950; his parents, Oxel and Jennie Anderson; and his sisters, Hazel Pritchard, Edith Lynch and Blanche Phillips. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 16 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.(TGR, Thursday, March 17, 1994)
GEORGE F. ANDERSON
JOHN LAVERNE ANDERSON - On the afternoon of Monday, June 22, 2015, well-known Canton resident, John LaVerne Anderson passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 77 years of age. John was born on Jan. 18, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Louis and Alice (Vanderpool) Anderson, and was raised by Jack and Wilma Horton of East Smithfield. John's adult life was devoted to serving others. He served 23 years with the U.S. Army, receiving numerous decorations and retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class. It was during his furlough following his tour in Vietnam that he was introduced to Lynell Dunbar while snowmobiling with friends during the blizzard of January 1972. On June 24 of that same year, in the midst of the Hurricane Agnes Flood, John took Lynell for his wife. Together they raised their family while residing at various military installations, the last being at Frankfurt, Germany. The Andersons settled in Canton, where John continued to serve the public as part of the Canton Borough Streets Department, retiring in mid-2000. For many years John was an ambulance driver for the former Canton Ambulance Association (now Western Alliance Emergency Services) and served as a firefighter with the Canton Fire Dept. He was a member of the Canton Post No. 303 American Legion, was a Webelos leader for Canton's Cub Scout Pack No. 3 and served as a Little League coach. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He had a firm handshake and an infectious smile, and was known for being straight-forward and without pretense. John was also a man with an unshakable faith in the Lord, and was a longtime member of the former First Baptist Church of Canton, now the Lighthouse of Faith. He served as a deacon for many years, as Regional Board President of the American Baptist Men, and as a Sunday school teacher, helping to guide young lives on the right path. John was a member of the church during its days of struggling, and has been credited as being a driving force in keeping the church open, helping it to grow into the active congregation that it is today. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lynell, at home; sons, Corey Anderson of Canton, Jamie (and Mons) DelaCruz-Anderson of Vancouver, B.C., Jeff (and Denise) Anderson of Brandon, Fla.; daughter, Marcia Denham of Canton; brothers, Terry (and Jill) Horton of DuBoise, Pa. and George (and Sandy) Horton of Hartford, Conn.; as well as grandchildren, Emilly Anderson, Oceanna Denham, John Anderson, Sean Anderson and Colleen Anderson. He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Louis and Alice Anderson and the parents who raised him, Jack and Wilma Horton. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at Lighthouse of Faith, E. Main Street, Canton, and will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the church with pastors Sean Tymeson and Norman Pierce officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review 6/24/2015
KENNETH A. ANDERSON, 74, 205 South St., Athens died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday May 12, 1987 after a brief illness. Born August 22, 1912 in Laquin, he was the son of William H. and Lina Johnson Anderson. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the U.S. Army Air Force 410th Division serving in the European Theatre. Mr. Anderson was employed in the bench department of Ingersoll-Rand Company, Athens for 37 years. He retired in 1975. His memberships included: BP of Elks #1148, Sayre; American Legion Post #246, Athens; Sayre VFW Post 1536; Last Man’s Club, Protection Hose Company #1, Athens (life member) and Athens Firemen’s Relief Association. A life-long resident of the Valley, he was also a volunteer at the Veteran’s Clinic in Sayre. Surviving are his wife, Maria Anderson at home; two daughters, Mrs. George (Sandara) Whyte of Athens and Mrs. G. Paul (Margot) Crawshaw of Haddonfield, NJ; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Sara Kurtz of Starke, Fla.; three brothers, Clyde of Parris, Calif., Donald of Washington, D.CX. and Ted of Waverly; one aunt, Jennie Fuller of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a good friend, Eugene Winters of Athens. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sayre Elks will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills with full military honors to be accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Valley Ambulance Corps., Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review
LAVERN A. ANDERSON, 69, of 245 reed St., Williamsport, PA died Tuesday morning, November 18, 1986 at the Williamsport Hospital where he had been a patient since October 30. He was born October 4, 1917 in Franklin Township, Bradford County, son of Harold and Laura Austin Anderson. He was retired from Bill Marks Ford in Jersey Shore and had formerly worked for Russ Smith Ford in Williamsport. He was a World War II Army Veteran and was a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church in Williamsport. He is survived by his wife, the former Blanche H. Warburton; two daughters, Mrs. Linda A. Brower of Williamsport and Mrs. Cheryl E. Mercury of Exton, PA and three grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA with his pastor the Rev. Howard R. Lindsey officiating. The committal service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7-9. –Towanda Daily Review
PERRY R. ANDERSON. [SRGP 78513] On the evening of November 29, 2002, Canton resident Perry R. Anderson, 88, died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. Born January 10, 1914, in the former Tioga County mining town of Fallbrook, he was the son of Oxel and Jenny (Larson) Anderson. While still a young lad, his family relocated to a farm in East Troy. He and his father set about the task of moving their farm buildings from Fallbrook to their new home by means of bobsleds and a team of Oxen. Mr. Anderson attended the Troy Schools graduating from Troy High School with the class of 1931. Farming, family and community were central in his life. He worked in the family’s East Troy farm for many years, eventually relocating to Gleason. In 1995 he officially retired from farming and moved to Canton Borough. On May 13, 1950 he married Frances Chamberlain. They shared 52 years together, working their farm and raising two sons. He opened his heart and home to many foster children as well. He was a 50-years member of both the Trojan Lodge #306 F&A.M. and the Williamsport Consistory; was a past member of the Ogdensburg Grange; a member of the board of Directors of the Farmers’ Home Administration; a 50-year member of the national Holstein Association and had been a very active with the 4-H Club. For many years, he was been a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, and recently the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandson were of paramount importance in his life. Even in illness, a visit from any of them would brighten his day immensely. Surviving are his wife, Frances, at home; sons Michael (Kathy) Cleveland, Brodheadsville, PA; Eric Anderson (Aneta Westerbaan) Canton; brother, Russell Anderson, Granville Township, brother-in-law Chester Phillips, Troy; grandsons, Kyle and Nolan Anderson, Michael (Cindy) Cleveland; granddaughter Michelle (Ron) Wichman; great-grandson Ellis Cleveland as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother George Anderson and sisters Blanche Phillips, Edith Lynch and Hazel Pritchard. A memorial service will be conducted December 5th at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor, officiating. Visitations will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, P. O. Box 13, Troy, PA. Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, N. Center St., Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Interment in Bradford Co. Memorial Park) (Mother should read Jennie Perry)
ANDERSON PHYLLIS M. CRANDALL
Phyllis M. (Anderson) Age 65, of Gillett, PA, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. She is the wife of Fred E. Crandall of Gillett, PA. Family and friends are invited to call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA, at the convenience of the family. Phyllis was born on September 28, 1941 in Elmira, NY. She is the daughter of the late Carl and Regina (Carr) Anderson. Phyllis worked as a Home Health Aid for Kimberly Home Health Care and was Lutheran by faith. Survivors include Phyllis's husband, Fred; her son, John Becker of Elmira, NY; her daughters, Kimberly Becker of Elmira, NY, and Tamera (Jerry) Forbes of Redwood, NY; her stepson, Todd Crandall of Ridgeberry, PA; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; her brother, Jim Anderson of Elmira Heights, NY; her sister, Loretta Wiles of Beaver Dams, NY; her aunt and uncle, Evert and Gladys Schott of West Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made in Phyllis's name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
RUSSELL E. ANDERSON, Age 92, [SRGP 78512] of Granville Summit, PA, died at his home on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. He was born on October 7, 1910 in Morris Run, PA, a son of the late Oxel and Jennie (Barrett) Anderson. Russ was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church and the Windfall Grange. Russell is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen (Jerald) Koehler; stepdaughter, Shirley (Jerry) Hartman; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; special nephew, Doug (Joan) Phillips of Troy, PA; and special friend, Sandra Furst; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Anderson; brothers, George Anderson and Perry Anderson; sisters, Edith Lynch, Hazel Pritchard and Blanche Phillips. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA, on Monday, October 6, 2003, from 2 to 3 p.m. The funeral service will follow immediately at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dale Russell officiating. Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park. The family request memorials be made in Mr. Anderson’s name to the Windfall Methodist Church, c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR1 Box 175, Granville Summit, PA or Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette. (Mother should read Jennie Perry)
ANDRUS Dorothy M. “Dot” HARRIS, 71, of Mountain Lake, Towanda RR 3, PA died Monday July 16, 2001 at Troy Community Hospital. Born May 11, 1930 in Mountain Lake, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Octavia McNeal Andus. Dot was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1948. She was employed by the Herman Rynveld and Son Wreath Co. in New Albany for several years and also drove a school bus in the Luthers Mills area. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church; Iona Grange for over 50 years; Pomona Grange of Bradford and Sullivan Counties; the Pennsylvania State Grange where she held offices; and the National Grange where she attained the seventh degree. Dot was a clerk for the Board of Elections, Burlington Township, for many years. She was inducted into the Towanda-Ulster Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1991. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Kenneth F. Harris, at home; a son, Ronnie Harris, Towanda RR 3; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Charles Rogers of Towanda RR 3 and Jane and Steve Bowker of Wayland, NY; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Edith Andrus of Towanda RR 3 and Roy and Diane Andrus of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Alta Harris of Monroeton; several aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Walborn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Gerry Andrus and Hugh and Ruth Andrus. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on July 20 (1 pm) with Pastor Jasper Smith and William Lusk, Pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating and interment to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9) Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Dot Harris’ memory. Troy Gazette Register
ANDRUS –DOROTHY M. ‘DOT’ HARRIS, 71, wife of Kenneth F. Harris, Mountain Lake, Towanda RR 3, died Monday morning, July 16, 2001, at Troy Community Hospital. Born May 11, 1930, in Mountain Lake, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Octavia McNeal Andrus. Dot was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1948. On April 8, 1950, she married Kenneth F. Harris at the Burlington United Methodist Parsonage. Dot was employed by the Herman Rynveld and Son Wreath Co., New Albany, for several years. She also drove a school bus in the Luthers Mills area. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church; Iona Grange for over 50 years; Pomona Grange of Bradford and Sullivan Counties; the Pennsylvania State Grange, where she held offices; and the National Grange, where she attained the seventh degree. Dot was a clerk for the Board of Elections, Burlington Township, for many years. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Towanda-Ulster Bowling association, where she served as past-president and was inducted into its Hall of Fame on Feb. 2, 1991. She also served as secretary for the Pomona Grange Bowling League for many years. Dot enjoyed cooking, two years ago she submitted a recipe for her butterscotch bread to the Land O’Lakes American Heritage Cookbook, The recipe was later on the label of Land O’Lakes butter. She loved animals and working in the hayfields. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth F. Harris, at home; a son, Ronnie Harris, Towanda RR 3, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Charles Rogers of Towanda RR 3, and Jane and Steve Bowker of Wayland, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Tom and Tony Rogers and Megan Palmer; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Harold and Edith Andrus of Towanda RR 3, and Ray and Diane Andrus of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother-in-law, Donald “Jake” Walborn of Towanda RR 3; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Alta Harris of Monroeton; aunts Nellie Williams of Athens, AnnaBelle Harris of Towanda, and Etha Scrivens, formerly of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Walborn; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Gerry Andrus, and Hugh and Ruth Andrus. The funeral service will be held Friday, July 20, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Jasper Smith and the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Dot Harris memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
ANDRUS Harold Leonard Andrus
89, of Mountain Lake, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Harold was a long-time resident of Bradford County. Born Dec. 8, 1921 at the Robert Packer Hospital, he was a son of the late Leonard and Octavia McNeal Andrus. Harold graduated from Troy High School Class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was stationed in the Philippines. He farmed until June of 1968 and worked at State Aggregates for 24 years. He was a school board director for Troy School District for 22 years and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post 42. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Edith Westbrook Andrus; children James Leonard Andrus and his wife Mary Jean Bloom Andrus, Thomas Gary Andrus and his wife Linda Gerald Andrus, and Linda Andrus Dibble; 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; brother Roy W. Andrus; brother-in-laws Jake Walburn and Kenny Harris; sister-in-law Diane Andrus, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Hugh Andrus and sisters, Helen Andrus Walburn and Dorothy Andrus Harris. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors. Contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in Harold's memory. Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2011
ANGEL –GRACE I. (ANGEL) LONG was born August 15, 1928 in Middlebury, CT the daughter of Clive and Gladys (Palmer) Angel, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the age of 87. Her parents, Clive and Gladys; son, Donald Gaboriault; sisters, Doris Colvin and Leona Dapsis; husbands, Waldo Morrell and Charles Long; preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving children: son, Richard Gaboriault (Ruth); daughter-in-law, Virginia daughter, Janice Dufrain; son, Chris (Louise) Harvey; son, Jon (April) Harvey; beloved grandchildren: Michael (Lisa) Gaboriault, Karyn Roorda (Clyde Thompson), Heather Dufrain (Brian Faulisi), Anneliese Harvey and Isabella Harvey; brother, Charles Angel; along with several nieces, cousins, many dear friends, especially, Margaret Rochon and the Gaboriault family, Vera Higgins and Joan Van Galder. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services for Grace on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in the Bradford County Memorial Park (Route 6 Towanda, PA) at 11:00 AM. The Reverend James Crupi will officiate. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Grace's memory to a charity of one’s choice, the AOMC ICU 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NYor the Christian Faith Fellowship 719 Holdridge Street Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Thank You The family of Grace Long wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the AOMC and the ICU staff for the outstanding compassion and care given to them and their beloved Mother. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/19/2016
ANGLE –MARION F. ANGLE POTTER BURLINGAME, 78, of 16 N. Main St., Towanda, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Nov. 15, 1920 in Wyalusing, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Edna Armstrong Angle. Marion attended the Wyalusing schools. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Marion was a talented musician and was a former member of the Sunset Rangers Band of Sheshequin, Pa. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Pierce and friend Gary Armitage of Wysox, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Robert Brenner of Towanda, Debbie and John Lane of Towanda, Cheryl and Guy Cook of New Albany, sons and daughters-in-law. Ronald and Sally Burlingame of Towanda, Robert and Leanne Burlingame of Athens; a son, James Burlingame and friend Heidi Gowin of Towanda; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Potter on Sept. 7, 1944 and Willard Burlingame on March 29, 1980; two sons, John W. Burlingame on July 8, 1956 and Joseph W. Burlingame on Feb. 14, 1971; three grandchildren, Carl Johnson on Oct. 1, 1967, Karla Johnson on October 31, 1968 and Brian Johnson on Oct. 29, 1970. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, dec. 9, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. in Mrs. Burlingame’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
John “Hanns” APP, 61, of Stevensville, RR 1, PA died Sunday, January 5, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born November 25, 1935 in Germany, he was a son of the late Franz and Theresa Marie App. John received his education in German and was employed there as a stone mason before coming to the United States at age of 26. He was formerly employed by Lannico Engineering in Fort Washington, PA and later by Jet Plastics in Hatfield, PA. Surviving are hs wife, Carrieann Fenton Appl, at home; children, Bernard J. App of Quakertown, PA and Marlene M. Battis of Palm, PA; stepchildren, Richard E. Spencer Jr. of Troy, PA, Penny A. Spencer of Stevensville, Rodney G. Spencer of Mainesburg, PA, Jamie T. Spencer of Mainesburg, Steven L. Spencer of Allentown, PA and Shawn H. Spencer of Troy; 14 grandchildren; two sisters and two nieces, all of Germany. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen App. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on January 8 (1 p.m.) with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
ROBERT EDWARD “Bob” ARCESI, 61 of Hornbrook died Thursday evening, Feb. 26, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness. Born Nov. 27, 1936 in Towanda, he was a son of Louis Michael Arcesi and the late Virginia Mann Arcesi. Robert was a 1954 graduate of the Waverly High School, Waverly, N.Y. In earlier years he was employed by the Towanda Gas Co. and the Valley Cities Gas Co. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 25 years until his retirement. Mr. Arcesi served as a part-time police officer in Towanda Borough and operated Arcesi’s Janitorial Service for several years. Following his retirement, Bob worked at Finlan’s Tavern in Towanda and the Towanda Country Club Pro shop. He also served as manager of VFW Post 156 in Towanda for a year. He was a former Towanda Borough fire chief and was a member of the Naiad Linta Hose Co. Bob served as a football official and was an active member of, and avid golfer at the Towanda Country Club. Mr. Arcesi was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, a social member of VFW Post 1568, Towanda and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 491, Canton and Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342, Order of Sons of Italy of Sayre. Bob will be fondly remembered by his many friends throughout the area for his outgoing personality and his love for his family, friends and football. Surviving are his wife, Lottie Vincent Arcesi at home; his father, Louis M. Arcesi of Waverly, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Arcesi of New Albany; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Mark Havens of Athens and Leslie and Eric Bodine of Waverly; a daughter and her fiancé, Kim Rowe and Tim Mapes of Stevensville; stepdaughters and their husbands, Janice and Mark Pogue of North Carolina and Linda and Kurt Cummings of Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Lisa White of Towanda; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Shirley Arcesi of Texas, Michael and Nancy Arcesi of Waverly and Joseph and Jessie Arcesi of East Athens; a sister, Connie Albright of Virginia and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 2191, Towanda will hold a memorial service Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 2, 1998 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul church, Towanda with the rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, drug and Alcohol Awareness Program, 929 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Arcesi’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ARMSTRONG –JUSTINA (ARMSTRONG) ROCKWELL, 76, of Troy, Pa., went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from St. Mary's hospital in Madison, Wis., with her husband, son, and daughter-in-law by her side. Bea was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Roscoe, Neb., daughter of Claude and Violet (Weeks) Armstrong. When she was 5 years old, her family relocated to Tucson, Ariz. She graduated in 1959 from the Tucson School for the Deaf and Blind, and from Gallaudet University in 1964. She was married for 51 years to Robert Wilbur Rockwell, her soul mate and love of her life.For four years, Bea taught typing and mechanical drawing at a Christian high school in Glen Burnie, Md. She also worked for 10 years as a traffic analyst for the U.S. government in Fort Meade, Md. However, for most of her life she was an organized, gracious, and hospitable homemaker for her family, guests, and anyone who needed a place to stay for however long they needed. Later in life, she and Bob loved to host Memorial Day family gatherings at their home in Troy. These gatherings were a big highlight of her year. She enjoyed sewing, genealogy, gardening, and exploring the United States as she and Bob made their many trips cross-country. As a young mother, she taught a Sunday school class of deaf children, who she recruited and transported each week. Bea put her faith in Jesus when she was about 5 years old at a Child Evangelism Fellowship five-day club taught by her older sister Bethel. She always talked about the Lord and encouraged her friends and family to live for Him. She and Bob led their sons to the Lord, both of whom married godly women, and all 11 of her grandchildren love and follow Jesus as well.Bea is survived by her husband, Bob; her brother, Norman Armstrong; brothers-in-law, Jim (Peg) Rockwell, and Phil (Can) Rockwell; sisters-in-law, Jane Guinan and Martha (Doug) Greer; her sons, Wayne (Jenny) Rockwell and James (Nosoe) Messineo; and her grandchildren, Jay (Ivy) Messineo, Annah (Justin) Bartz, Tim Rockwell, Jordan Rockwell, Dylan Rockwell, Emily Rockwell, Austin Rockwell, Ryan Rockwell, Megan Rockwell, Ethan Rockwell, and Ella Justina Anne Rockwell; and all of her dear nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Robert Armstrong, Betty Fairfield, Albert Armstrong, Bethel Watrous, Samuel Armstrong, Newton Armstrong, Claudene Armstrong, and Stephen Armstrong,Family and friends are welcome to call from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Bea's life will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Jim Solomon, Bea's nephew, officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baptist Church Planters c/o Galilean Baptist Church, 79 Jaynes Drive, Fairmont, WV. –Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2016
ARNOLD –FLORENCE ELLEN ARNOLD STEVENSON, 85, of 13 Olive St., Towanda was called to Heaven early Monday morning, September 19, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 21, 1903 in Sylvania, Bradford County, PA, she was the daughter of Harry William and Rose Kerrick Arnold. Her main interest in life encompassed her family and home. She was well-known and possessed many friends. Florence enjoyed working in her garden and love flowers. She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, the Towanda American Legion Post Auxiliary, Towanda VFW Post Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Schoonover of Monroeton, a son, Norman Stephenson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Stephenson, Gordon and Judy Stephenson; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Stephenson and Mrs. Kay Stephenson, all of Towanda; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Stephenson Sr. in 1965; by two sons, Harry Stephenson Jr. in 1981 and Richard Stephenson in 1984. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mary0tt-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with her pastor, Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
ARNOLD -HETTIE RINKER -The Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust. Psalm 18:2 KJV Hetty (Arnold) Rinker, 108, of Windham Summit, PA passed from this world on July 24, 2020. She led a life of faith and grace guided by Scripture. She was born on February 5, 1912 on the Arnold Road family farm in Bumpville, PA, the eldest of twelve children born to Harry and Cora (Brenchley) Arnold. Hetty was a loving wife, a devoted mother and caring grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Throughout her life she enjoyed her family, reading, flower gardening and crafts, especially beautiful crochet and embroidery work. Hetty loved to be in the kitchen cooking or baking and happily served family and friends whenever they would drop by. Hetty resided in her home until the age of 106 where she was doted on and cared for by her son Earle and granddaughters Cathi and Linette and their families. In the last two years Hetty was cared for by many special people on staff at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was cheered by the many visits from devoted family, friends and her pastor Ken and Ruth Crain. Hetty was a long-standing member of the Windham Summit Bible Church, the Nichols-Tioga Lions Club, Windham Auxiliary and enjoyed socializing with various area Senior Citizen’s groups. Hetty was predeceased by her husband Leland W. “Bud” Rinker, a son Leland Rinker, Jr.; daughters and their spouses Cora (Leon) Struble; Dawn (Paul) Clark; grandson Terry Struble; granddaughter-in-law Bonnie Clark; and all siblings and their spouses: Claude (Mildred); Lloyd (Pearl); Alice (Bill Belles); Doris (Leonard Cole); Clyde (Jane); Harry (Charlotte); Lorena Mae (Oscar French); the triplets Willis (Vivian), Walter (Thelma) and Wallace (Alberta); and Robert (Alfreda). She will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law: Earle and Rose Mary Caforio–Rinker; her daughter and son-in-law: Cheryl and Michael Meyer; her grandchildren: Patricia (Dan) Seck; Terry’s wife Martha Struble; Wesley (Melissa) Clark; Linette (David) Miller; Timothy Clark; Cathi (John) Loziere; Chris (Penny) Clark; Wendy Clark; Hannah (Dave) Ferris; Jeffery (Andrea) Rinker; Brian (Carmina) Rinker; 44 great grandchildren and 24 great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Hetty will be laid to rest at a private family service at the Bradford County Memorial Park beside her husband. A celebration of her life will be held when we are able to gather and share the special gift Hetty was to all of us. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols-Tioga Lions Club, c/o Julie Wendela, 2880 State Route 17C, Barton, NY or the Windham Summit Bible Church, 7544 Battle Creek Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Hetty (Arnold) Rinker. -Sayre Morning Times 7/27/2020
ASHBY William - William C. Ashby, 90, formerly of Milan, Pa., died
Sunday, May 16, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. Bill was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Hanson, Ky., son of the late Basil and Sophie (Jackson) Ashby. He served his country during World War II in the North Atlantic with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was married to the late Helen N. (Wilk) Ashby on Feb. 19, 1943. Bill was retired from dairy farming; even in retirement he maintained his love for farming. He was a devoted member of the Grace Baptist Church in East Smithfield, Pa., and his interests included reading and sharing his personal history of World War II serving with the Coast Guard in the North Atlantic with his family and friends. Survivors include: his daughter and son-in-law Billie and Donald Postlethwait of Ulster; his three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Cynthia Ashby of Milan, Jamie and Sara Ashby of East Smithfield and Thomas Ashby of Milan; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife Helen N. Ashby on July 10, 2009; grandson William Daniel Ashby; and sisters Delcie Lee Ridner and Ruth Helen Seese. Family and friends are invited to call from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the East Smithfield Grace Baptist Church, RR2 Box 223B, Ulster, Pa. (across from SRU Middle School). Bill's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 p.m. with Pastor Kurt Brown and Pastor Nate Blow officiating. Interment will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY 14894. Memorials are directed to Grace Baptist Church, RR2 Box 223B, Ulster, PA 18850. – Towanda Daily Review, May 19, 2010
ATTKISSON –NANCY A. LINDSTROM, 71, of North Towanda, Pa., passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Nancy was born in Short Pump, Va., on Aug. 6, 1943, a daughter of Carey and Nellie Nuckols Attkisson. She was a 1961 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Rockville, Va., and she continued her education at several local colleges in Pennsylvania. Nancy and her husband Tom owned the Towanda Tree Farm. They created the business from the ground up on an abandoned dairy farm in North Towanda and then expanded their wholesale business over the years to include additional farms in Smithfield Township and Dundee, N.Y. Visiting the farm in North Towanda during the holidays to cut a tree out of the field became a local tradition for many families in the region. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Association and the Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association. Nancy was an active member of the Towanda Rotary Club and for many years served as Chairwoman of the Youth Exchange Program. Over the years, she and Tom personally hosted 15 students in their home. Nancy was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation for her work with the Youth Exchange Program. She also served as a board member and treasurer for the Towanda Public Library and was instrumental in the acquisition and renovation of the new Library Annex. She was an active and supportive "Swim Mom" and "Band Mom" while her daughters participated in the Aqua Ducks Swim Club and the Towanda High School swim team and marching band, serving as announcer for swim meets and as a chaperone for many activities. Nancy worked for Farm Credit in North Towanda for 10 years and previously served as a bookkeeper for North Towanda Township. She also taught computer courses for Lackawanna College in Towanda. Nancy leaves her love and influence throughout her community and the world. Surviving are her daughters Janette Lindstrom Fein and husband James of Sagamore Beach, Mass., Christine Lindstrom and Andrew MacDonald of Boston, Mass., Adrienne Lindstrom and husband Matthew Graham of Simsbury, Conn.; her beloved grandchildren Christopher Fein and Marit MacDonald; brother Ken Attkisson and wife Nanette of Rockville, Va.; sister Diane Hartzog and husband Robert of High Point, N.C.; several nieces and nephews including Bethany Fiers McCord of Rotunda West, Fla., and Suzanne Fiers Martin of Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas C. Lindstrom on April 16, 2005 and sister-in-law, Kay Lindstrom Fiers on June 3, 2006. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. the family will receive friends at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private interment will be held at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that any memorials in Nancy's name be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/17/2014
ATWELL - Ruth Irene Atwell Hawley, 75, of the Colonial Terrace,
Towanda, Pa., died Friday evening Jan. 8, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in
Sayre, Pa. Ruth was born Dec. 26, 1934 in Westfield, Pa., the daughter of
the late Floyd Atwell and Laura Belle RUSHMORE Atwell. In early years, Ruth was
employed by the Bradford County Commissioner's Office, served as chief deputy
for the Bradford County Sheriff's Office and as a secretary for District
Justice Daniel Aquilio in Wysox. She was later employed by Future's Residential
Care in Towanda and served as administrative assistant for the Penn State
Cooperative Extension Office in Towanda until her retirement. She was a member
of the North Towanda United Methodist Church. Ruth played organ for several
Methodist churches in the area and also provided piano lessons to students in
her home for a number of years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and working
crossword puzzles. She is survived by: Her former husband and
friend, Leroy G. Hawley of Wysox; daughters: Karen Blauvelt and Laurie Hawley
both of Towanda; a son, Michael Hawley of Sayre; grandchildren: Travis Vought
of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mark Hawley of Towanda, Lisa and Susan Hawley both of Sayre;
brother, Dean Atwell of Westfield, Pa.; sister, Maxine Stevens of California;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she
was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Hasty; and brothers, Floyd Atwell Jr.
and William Atwell. The funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday,
Jan. 12, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.,
with the Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church,
Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park,
Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home. The family requests
that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society,
P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Ruth's memory.
11 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
AUSTIN –EDITH A. JOHNSON, 91 formerly of Windham, died peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Lee Memorial Health Park Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She was born in East Nichols, (now Briggs Hill Rd.) on February 22, 1914 the oldest daughter of Hugh and Mira (Tefft) Austin. Edith started school at the Briggs Hollow School and attended other country schools where her father had logging jobs with his horses. She spent her 7th grade year at Warren Center; her 8th grade in Windham Center, and returned to Nichols to complete her education. She was a graduate of Nichols High School class of 1932. Following graduation she helped her parents at home and on the farm, even milking cows by hand. In 1934 Edith, along with her sisters Ruth and Florence, joined the Nichols United Methodist Church. On March 18, 1936 (when the Susquehanna River flooded Nichols up to the funeral home) she married Hartley Johnson in Nichols. They made their home on a Hillside Farm for 25 years between Windham Center and Windham Summit. At one time Edith was a paid secretary for the Windham Township School Board. She started work at Endicott Johnson Infant Shoe Factory in Owego in November 1956. In May 1961 she and Hartley sold their farm and moved to a large house on Huddle Road. She worked for a short time at Waverly Table Factory then at Stackmore Inc. where Hartley worked. She returned to Endicott Johnson in 1970, where she worked until her retirement in February 1979. Edith enjoyed her family and friends, homemaking, gardening, sewing and camping. Edith was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church, Oakleaf Grange No. 1412. She held offices of Lecturer and Chaplin and she was also a member of Tioga Co. Pomona Grange, New York State Grange and the national Grange; Nichols Senior Citizens and a former member of the Nichols Ro-ki Club. She was predeceased by her husband Hartley on March 19, 1994 (their 58th wedding anniversary); her father in 1950, her mother in 1968, a sister Doris in 1931, brothers Elwin I 1982 and Frank in 2006, sisters Ruth A. Moore in 1995 and Marjorie Hottenstein in 2003 and grandson Charles David Jr. in 2001. Edith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Charles David and Sandra Jean Johnson of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Endicott; a daughter, Norma Jean of Kalispell, Montana, formerly of Owego; her sisters and brother-in-law, Florence Austin of Windham, Chauncey Hottenstein of Dushore her brothers and sister-in-law, Lewis and Connie Austin of Ulster, Iva Austin of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Moore Sr. of Windham, six grandchildren, Dean Johnson of Fort Myers, Fla., Donna Johnson Hahn of Ocala, Douglas Johnson of Fort Myers, Fla., Paul Frisk of Utah, Annette Frisk of Pittsburgh, Thomas Frisk of Rochester, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services and celebration of Edith's life will be held on Monday, January 16 at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Val M. Rommel, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Nichols, officiating. Interment will follow at the Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. A period of visitation will be held on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Nichols United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 84 Nichols, N.Y. or a charity of one's choice n loving memory of Edith A. Johnson. –Towanda Daily Review
NATHAN H. AUSTIN, of Towanda, died April 1, 1989 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. Mr. Austin was born Nov. 7, 1904, on English Hill, Union Township, a son of the late Steven and Lophelia Zittle Austin. He was a self-employed carpenter in the area for 33 years, until his retirement in 1980. Mr. Austin was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, past president of the Towanda Gun Club, and a member of the Monroeton Gun Club, Inc. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and working construction. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, at home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida and Lawrence Herman, Roaring Branch, Bertha and Claude Crumm, Roaring Branch, Alberta and Miles Neal, Roaring Branch; a brother-in-law, Elmer Rice of the Laporte United Methodist Home; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal services were held Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. William H. Wassell, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the American Heart Association, Sayre, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Austin’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
AUSTIN –RUTH A. MOORE, 77, of Windham, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Feb. 10, 1995. Born on May 4, 1917, in the town of Nichols, she was a daughter of Hugh and Mira Tefft Austin. Ruth and Ken have owned and operated the family diary and sheep farm for the past 58 years. They have exhibited Shropshire, Rambouillet and Dorset sheep nationally and have received many championship awards. In addition, Ruth has been a devoted wife and mother; a 4-H leader, a bookkeeper for the farm and the sheep show at the Troy Fair and enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. She was a member of the Nichols united Methodist Church. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years. Kenneth T. Moore, Sr.; her sons and daughters-in-law; Kenneth T. Jr. and Lorrie Moore, and Robert Sr. and Nancy Moore; daughters and sons-in-law; Doris Powell and Greg Strausbaugh, Kathleen and Barry Bowen, all of Windham; her sisters and brother-in-law; Mrs. Edith Johnson of Windham and Ft. Myers, Fla., Florence Austin of Windham and Marjorie and Chauncey Hottenstein, Dushore; brothers and sisters-in-law; Lewis and Connie Austin, Ulster, and Frank and Iva Austin of Jacksonville, Fla.; her grandchildren; Glenn Moore of Towanda, Gary Moore of Athens, Lee Moore of Towanda, Branda Zajac of Windham, Ronald Moore of Rome, Kendra Moore of Windham, Robert Moore Jr., of LeRaysville Dena Sutton of Towanda, Karmie Brown of Waverly, Richard Powel, Geoffrey Powell, Karrie Ann Bowen and Brian Bowen, all from Windham; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special friend, Glenda Moore. The family will receive their friends on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Funeral Chapel, with Rev. C. Earle Cowden, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Nichols United Methodist Church Nichols, N.Y. or the Windham Ambulance Association, Rome, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in loving memory of Ruth A. Moore. –Towanda Daily Review.
DANIEL L. AYERS - It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home...." Daniel L. Ayers, 59, of Comstock Road, Rome Township, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Dan was born on Aug. 18, 1956 in Troy, Pa., a son of the late Edsall L. and C. Marie Sturzeneggar Ayers. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1974. Following high school, Dan worked for Hillfiger Refrigeration and then entered into the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting, watching racing and had a keen interest in cars. Dan's gentle ways and his kind and compassionate heart will be greatly missed by his family.Dan was welcomed and greeted in heaven by his parents, who he loved so very much, his sister Sheryl, a nephew Brian Keith Comstock, and a brother-in-law Claude Coon. He will be greatly missed by his siblings: Ronald (Kathy) Ayers of East Smithfield, Stephen (Jill) Ayers of Towanda, Patricia Coon of Mainesburg, Pa., and Elaine (Tom) Comstock of Ulster, Pa.; his nieces and nephews, Debbie VanDerMark, Dale Comstock, Reed Comstock, Amy Hoke, Jamie Ayers, Stacy Slater, Ashley Ayers, Brian Ayers, Jessica Verduzco, Stephanie Larsen, Scott Coon and Meranda Abma. Many great nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow at the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review 5/11/2016
Feb. 20, 2004
Douglas J. Ayers, age 84, of Dushore, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Feb. 20, 2004 at the Veterans Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, following a period of declining health. He was born on Jan. 15, 1920 in Monroeton, a son of the late Rudolph and Nina Kennedy Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and was then granted an honorable discharge. Mr. Ayers spent most of his lifetime in the Dushore area. He had attended the United Methodist Church in Dushore and was a member of the Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 and the VFW Post of New Albany. Prior to his illness, he was self-engaged in property management. He would purchase and repair properties to be sold. He also had a big love for the stock market and enjoyed investing his money. He is survived by his two children, Edward A. Ayers, Dushore and Carol A. Benjamin and her husband, Jud Benjamin of New Albany; two very special grandchildren, Jana L. Miller and her husband, Ralph L. Miller of Monroeton, Ross A. Ayers and his girlfriend, Catrina A. Pedro of Wyalusing; two other grandchildren, Kay Wettlaufer of Dushore and Darla Treaster of Dushore; four very special great-grandchildren, Desirae, Skylar and Tanner Miller of Monroeton and Kaylee Ayers of Wyalusing; two other great-grandchildren, Elle Wettlaufer of Dushore and Tamara Treaster of Dushore and a great-grandson; a special cousin, Mr. Charles Pelton and his wife, Geraldine of Rochester, NY and a very good friend, James Pruyne. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Full graveside military honors were accorded by American Legion Post No. 996 of Dushore. Friends and family called on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 in Mr. Ayers’ memory. [Note from Pat MOTT Gobea - On the Bradford Count Memorial Park obits is Douglas J. Ayers. His father was Ranson L. Ayers and Nina Johnson. His Grandfather was Rudolph Johnson. I am not possitive yet, but I think Nina married a second time to a Kennedy. I have her marriage record and the census record for Nina, but cannot find Ranson's death or her second marriage. But I am positive on on Douglas's parents.}
AYERS Edsall Leonard - When someone you love becomes a memory ... the memory becomes a treasure. Surrounded by his loving family, Edsall Leonard Ayers, 84, of Rome, Pa., died on Monday, June 22, 2009. He was born on Aug. 6, 1924, in Luthers Mills, Pa., a son of the late Leonard and Lula (SELLECK) Ayers. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Edsall was a man who appreciated God's great outdoors and loved nature. As a young man, Edsall enjoyed hunting. He also truly enjoyed working and helping others. He was an avid reader and especially loved history and politics. Edsall was a skilled carpenter and took pride in the upkeep of his home and would often share his skills with others. His most precious love was his wife and family. His many grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of much happiness, and they all knew they would receive love and acceptance at grandpa's house. Edsall worked at farming in his early years and later was employed at GLF in Nichols, N.Y. In addition he sold cars part-time for Orville Haire at the American Motors Auto Sales in Wysox. Edsall left GLF for a period of time and was employed at GTE Sylvania. He later then returned to GLF, now known and remembered as Agway, where he was an Agway Enterprise salesman for 35 years. Edsall was also an entrepreneur and retired early to work at his home-based veal business. On Dec. 16, 1944, he married Catherine Marie STURZENEGEGGER, and together they raised six children. Edsall is survived by his wife of 64 years, C. Marie Ayers; his children, Elaine and Thomas Comstock, Ronald and Kathleen Ayers, Stephen Ayers, Patricia and Claude Coon, and Daniel Ayers, all of the Rome area; 12 grandchildren, Debbie VanDerMark, Dale Comstock, Reed Comstock, Amy Hoke, Jamie Ayers, Stacy Pedro, Ashley Ayers, Brian Ayers, Jessica Stackhouse, Stephanie Larsen, Scott Coon and Meranda Abma; and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton, Pa.; a brother, Dean Ayers of Burlington, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Ralph Sturzenegger of Florida; a sister-in-law, Ann Sturzen of Towanda, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and their families. Edsall was predeceased by a daughter, Sheryl; a grandson, Brian Keith Comstock; and siblings Merrill Ayers of Gillett, Lorrin Hunter of Williamsport, Pa., Catherine Thorpe of Big Pond, Pa., Marion Wittie of East Smithfield, Pa., Vincent Ayers of Granville Center, Pa., and Ruby Carman of Burlington. Funeral services and a celebration of Edsall's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with former pastor the Rev. C. Kenneth Crain and Pastor Brian Cetton of the Windham Summit Bible Church officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. A period of visitation and time for sharing memories will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Mental Health Association, 21 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, or your local American Cancer Society in loving memory of Edsall Leonard Ayers.
AYERS –ELLEN ELIZABETH AYERS ROBINSON, 95, a life-long resident of Rome, Orwell Township, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Ellen was born Oct. 25, 1922, at home on the Ayers Family Farm on South Hill Road, Orwell Township, the daughter of George Washington Ayers and Ella Elizabeth Powers Ayers. She attended school at Allis Hollow and the Orwell High School. On March 5, 1940, Ellen married Donald E. Robinson in Wysox, Pennsylvania. She assisted her husband in farming for many years and also was formerly employed by the Red and White Store in LeRaysville, Ames Department Store in Towanda, and served as a teacher’s aide at the Northeast Elementary School. Ellen was devoted to her family and home. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, baking, cooking and canning. She is survived by her children, James E. Robinson and wife Karen of Ulster, Jane L. Seipler and husband Jim of Rome, Donald A. Robinson of Rome; grandchildren, Timmothy James Seipler (Nettie Zurn) of North Orwell, Todd William Seipler and wife Lori of Rome, Scott James Robinson of South Waverly, Mary Ellen Louise “Mamie” Robinson of Waverly, New York; great-grandchildren, Olivia Robinson, Kylene Robinson and Timmothy James Seipler Jr.; great-great-granddaughter, Aiyanna Robinson; sisters, Betty Orshaw and husband LaVern of Sayre, Geraldine Forys of LeRaysville, Marie Jacobs of Rome; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Ellen was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Donald E. Robinson, on May 9, 1999; sisters and brothers-in-law, Erma “Eloise” and Carl Watson, Marian and Paul Watson; sister, Florence “Irene” Ayers; brother, Kenneth Ayers; and brothers-in-law, Robert Jacobs and Fred Forys. A private interment service will be held at the convenience of the family at Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pennsylvania. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pennsylvania is assisting Ellen’s family with arrangements. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of Peggy Coleman, Treasurer, 4001 Sugar Cabin Road, Rome, PA in Ellen’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 12/23/2017
AYERS –E. ELOISE WATSON, 76 of LeRaysville, widow of Carl L. Watson died Thursday afternoon, April 1, 2005 at her home. Born May 10, 1927 in Orwell Township she was a daughter of the late George Ayers and Ella Powers Ayers. Eloise was a graduate of Rome High School. On Aug. 19, 1946 she married Carl L. Watson. Eloise was employed by the LeRaysville Post Office for over 30 years, retiring from there as postmaster. Following her retirement from the post office, Eloise assisted her children in the operation of their business, The Village Market in LeRaysville. Eloise was active in community affairs as she served on the election board in LeRaysville for many years, was a member of the Nichols Senior Citizens and was a former member of the LeRaysville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Eloise possessed great love for her family and enjoyed working with ceramics in her leisure time. Surviving are; her son and daughter-in-law, George C. Watson and Diane Watson of Wyalusing RR 3; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Hicks and Peter Hicks of Stevensville RR 1 and Carla Guiher and Patrick Guiher of LeRaysville and Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Parker and her husband Tim Parker of Windham, Jennifer Watson of Wyalusing RR 3, Michael Watson and his wife, Casey Watson of Lancaster, Pa., Scott Hicks and his fiancée, Alyssa Baldwin of LeRaysville, Curtis Hicks of Stevensville and Carl and Cami Guiher of LeRaysville and Buffalo, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Meghan and Ethan Parker and Clayton Conner; five sisters, Ellen Robinson of Rome, Marian Watson of Florida, Geraldine Forys and her husband, Fred Forys of LeRaysville, Betty Orshaw and her husband, LaVern Orshaw of Milan and Marie Jacobs and her husband, Robert Jacobs of Windham; a brother, Kenneth Ayers of Wyalusing RR 3; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Carl L. Watson on June 28, 1991; her father, George Ayers in 1957; her mother, Ella Powers Ayers in 1982 and a sister, Irene Ayers in 1988. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Dan Orshaw officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. in E. Eloise Watson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
IRENE F. AYERS, 63, OF Wyalusing RD 3 (Orwell Township), died early Sunday morning, May 15, 1988 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda. Born Jan. 9, 1925 in Orwell Township, she was a daughter of George W. and Ella Powers Ayers. Irene has been making her home with her brother, Kenneth Ayers. She enjoyed her family and her interests were in her housekeeping of the home and her houseplants and flowers. She is survived by a brother, Kenneth Ayers, Wyalusing RD 3; six sisters; Mrs. Marian Watson of LeRaysville, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Robinson of Rome RD 1, Mrs. Carl (Eloise) Watson of LeRaysville, Mrs. Vern (Betty) Orshaw of Milan RD 1, Mrs. Fred (Geraldine) Forys of LeRaysville and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Jacobs of Rome RD 2; also nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Orshaw officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Memorials be directed to the HOPS Ambulance Association, Rome, PA in Irene F. Ayers’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
AYERS Kenneth Leslie Ayers
92, of South Hill Road, Wyalusing, Orwell Twp., died Monday morning, March 5, 2012 at his home. Kenneth was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Ithaca, N.Y. the son of George W. and Ella Powers Ayers. As an infant, he moved with his parents to the family farm in Orwell Township where he resided for over 90 years. Kenneth attended school at Allis Hollow and Orwell High School and then worked on the family farm his entire life. He loved farming, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and pets. He is survived by his sisters, Marion Watson, Ellen Robinson, Betty (Vern) Orshaw, Geraldine (Fred) Forys and Marie Jacobs; several nieces and nephews; a special niece and nephew, Jane and Jim Seipler; and his special caregiver, Sheryl Teeter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Sisters, Erma Watson and Irene Ayers and Brothers-in-law, Karl Watson, Paul Watson, Donald Robinson and Robert Jacobs. The funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Daniel Orshaw, his nephew, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 in Kenneth's memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 7, 2012
LELAND EDWARD AYERS, 91, of Kingsbury Avenue, Towanda entered his heavenly home on June 11, 2016 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Leland was born in Topeka, Kan., on July 31, 1924. As a small child, he moved to South Dakota with his mother, Myrtle Peterson, where he worked tirelessly in the wheat fields on a reservation. His father, John Sanford Ayers, took him from the reservation and brought him east to LeRaysville, Pa., when he was just a young child. When Leland was only 11 years old, his father passed away. Having no relatives in the area and not knowing the whereabouts of his mother and whether he had any biological siblings, Leland stayed with several different families in the LeRaysville area and learned early on to be fiercely independent and that hard work was necessary to survive. His work ethics were undeniably strong and he remained that way until illness began to slow him down. He worked many jobs during his earthly lifetime, including on several area farms, as a woodsman for a tree service, doing car repair / painting for Outwater Pontiac in Wysox, at E.I. DuPont for nearly 10 years; and finally retiring from GTE Sylvania in February 1987, after 28 years of dedicated service. Leland never stopped working diligently to ensure his home, vehicles and lawn were immaculate. He loved to paint, and could be found at the top of a ladder even at the age of 90. Nothing slowed him down; not even the two encounters with cancer that threatened his life many years ago. He was feisty yet loving; always making time to help a neighbor, no matter the task. Leland was a lifetime member of the Towanda Elks Lodge, a member of the First United Methodist Church (Towanda), Towanda Gun Club and Senior Citizens Clubs. He volunteered each year as the auctioneer for the Senior Citizens Auctions, adding his love of laughter, his loud and proud yodeling, and his witty one-liners to the biddings. Leland especially enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing - especially at Haigh's Pond - and hunting, in years' past. More recently, he thoroughly enjoyed his coffee runs with Tom House and the wonderful home-cooked meals he had with him and his wife, Marie. Leland was blessed with a small and loving family, whom he cherished above all others. He married his best friend, Ramona Mae Hankinson, on Jan. 24, 1948, and together they raised two boys with humor, discipline and humility. He taught them the love of cars; Leland went to school in Buffalo for body work and was always buying / selling and tinkering on everything, from a 1931 Model A to a 1958 Chevy Impala. Following the passing of his beloved wife Ramona in 1985, Leland and Donna Parsons were married on Feb. 14, 1986, and together they shared 27 years of life until her passing in October 2013. Leland is survived by his sons, Leland "Butch" and Roxanna (Arnold) Ayers of Battle Creek Road, Rome, Pa., and Gary and Deborah (Campbell) Ayers of Center Street, Sayre, Pa.; his grandchildren, Tonya Sue Ayers of Towanda, Brock Bernard Ayers of Hornbrook, John Edward Ayers and Aimee (Swan) Ayers of Gloucester, Va.; and his great-grandchildren Zachary Jordan Ayers and Leland Edward Ayers. Also surviving family members are the Parsons family: Ralph, Rick, Danny, Bill and his son Tommy, Tracey and her daughter Brianna, and Marc, Patty and Devin Teeter. Several close friends and special neighbors including Theresa Johnson, Bea and Fred Bump, Sandy Chamberlain, and Larry and April Kithcart, who were always there to support the family, also survive. A private graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, PA. The family will receive friends to memorialize and celebrate Leland's life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Towanda Elks Lodge. The family gratefully declines flowers and asks that those who wish can make a donation to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in Leland's memory. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator. –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2014
AYERS –LORRIN A. BASSETT HUNTER, 86, formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Manor Care Health Services North, Williamsport, after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1913, in West Burlington, Pa., a daughter of Leonard E. and Lula E. Selleck Ayers. She had formerly worked for the former Pennsylvania Railroad and various restaurants. Surviving are a son, Amos E. Hunter of Austin, Texas; four daughters, Joan D. June of Raymore, MO., Shirley J. Confer, L. Amy Shumbat, both of Williamsport, and Loretta E. Engquist of South Williamsport; three brothers, Vincent Ayers of Granville Summit, Edsell Ayers of Ulster RR 1 and Dane Ayers of Troy; three sisters, Maryan Wittee of Ulster, Rubie Carman of Towanda and Vivian Dunn of Monroeton; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Jerome A. Bassett; a daughter, Virginia G. Graham; a brother, Merrill Ayers; and two sisters, Kathryn Thorp and Joyce Ayers. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. –Towanda Daily Review.
AYERS –MARIAN I. AYERS WITTIE, 85, wife of W. Carlton “Stub” Wittie of Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Twp., died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 19, 1917, at Fairview, West Burlington Twp., she was a daughter of the late Leonard Eugene Ayers and Lula Elizabeth Selleck Ayers. Marian was a graduate of Troy High School and in early years was employed by the SRU School. On Jan. 21, 1941, Marian married W. Carlton “Stub” Wittie in Riggs, Smithfield Twp. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Smithfield Twp. and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending Bible study, gardening and flowers. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, W. Carlton “Stub” Wittie, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Ann Young and Ellis Young of Ulster RR 2, Bethea Ruth Ackley and Paul Michael “Mike” Ackley of Ulster RR 2; eight grandchildren, Cassie, Michael, Tammy and Scott Williams, Amy Ackley, Catina Mosier and her husband, Chris Mosier, Timothy Ackley and his wife, Donna Ackley, and Michele Ackley; five great-grandchildren, Maranne Williams, Megan Porter, Cristen Mosier, Johnathon Mosier and Mitchell Ackley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edsall Ayers and Marie Ayers of Ulster RR 1, Dean and Eleanor Ayers of Troy RR 3; a sister, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton RR 2; a brother-in-law, Ray Thorp of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; a sister-in-law, Florence Ayers of Elmira, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Merrill Ayers and Vincent Ayers, and four sisters, Joyce Ayers, Lorrin Hunter, Kathryn Thorp and Ruby Carman. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Nathan Blow and Pastor Kurt Brown officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Grace Baptist Church, Ulster, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Williamsport, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Wittie’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
MERRILL AYERS, age 85, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA, died March 14, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 6, 1912, the son of Leonard and Lula (Selleck) Ayers. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Florence (Watson) Ayers; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Phyllis Ayers of Columbia Cross Roads, Lawrence and Rose Marie Ayers of Elmira, NY, Carl and Betty Ayers of Granville Smt., PA; daughters and sons-in-law, June and Vern Doan of Elmira, NY and Jean and Floyd Bennett of Gillett, PA; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Sisters, Loren Hunter of Williamsport, PA, Marian Wittey of Ulster, PA, Ruby Carmen of Burlington, PA, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton, PA; brothers, Vincent Ayers of Granville Smt., Edsell Ayers of Ulster, PA and Dean Ayers of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son Robert, daughter Pearl and sister, Katherine Thorpe. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 17 with the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating and burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Pallbearers were to be Michael Ayers, Tim Bennett, Christ Bennett, Ronald Bennett, Randall Doan and Kevin Ayers.
AYERS –RUBY ELIZABETH AYERS CARMAN, 82, widow of Floyd L. Carman of Towanda RR 1, Burlington Township, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, March 22, 2003 at her home. Born May 17, 1920 at Fairview, West Burlington Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Leonard Eugene Ayers and Lula Elizabeth Selleck Ayers. Ruby was a graduate of the Towanda High School Class of 1938. On March 27, 1939, Ruby married Floyd L. Carman in Burlington Township, Pa., and together they operated their family farm in Burlington Township for many years. In later years, Ruby was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 15, 1981. Ruby was a devoted member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda for 47 years. She loved children and caring for them. She also loved attending Bible study. She is survived by: her children, Judy Newton and her husband Niles Newton of Towanda, Carol Crayton and her husband Gary Crayton of Franklindale, Pa., Ann Carman of Luthers Mills, Pa., Jane Carman of Luthers Mills, Pa., Jane Carman of Luthers Mills, Pa., and Kerry Carman and his wife Lori Carman of Delaware; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren/ numerous step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edsall and Marie Ayers of Ulster RR 1, and Dean and Eleanor Ayers of Troy RR 3; sister and brother-in-law, Marian Ayers Wittie and Carlton Wittie of Ulster RR 2; a sister, Vivina Ayers Dunn of Monroeton RR 2; sister-in-law, Florence Ayers of Elmira, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Ray Thorp of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by; a son William Carman on Sept. 4, 1966; two brothers, Vincent E. Ayers on March 20, 2003 and Merrill Ayers; and sisters, Lorrin Ayers Hunter, Kathryn Ayers Thorp and Joyce Ayers. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa. in Ruby’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
VINCENT E. AYERS, 84, formerly of Granville Summit RR 1, West Burlington Township, died Thursday evening, March 20, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born Oct. 16, 1918, at Fairview, West Burlington Township, he was a son of the Leonard Eugene Ayers and Lula Elizabeth Selleck Ayers. Vincent owned and operated his dairy farm in West Burlington Township for many years. He loved horses and enjoyed working in the woods. Surviving are: his children, Joyce E. Williams and her husband, Frank Williams, of Covington RR 1, Richard E. Ayers and his wife, Roberta Ayers, of Troy %% 2, Martin Ayers and his wife, Sandra Ayers, of Washington, and Earl Ayers and his wife, Alma Lu Ayers, of Madison, Va.; his stepchildren, Charles Losey and his wife, Galva Losey, of Troy, and Elizabeth Martin and her husband, Larry Martin, of Troy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edsall and Marie Ayers of Ulster RR 1 and Dean and Eleanor Ayers of Troy RR 3; a sister and brother-in-law, Marian Ayers Wittie and Carlton Wittie of Ulster RR 2; sisters Ruby Ayers Carman of Towanda RR 1 and Vivian Ayers Dunn of Monroeton RR 2; sister-in-law, Florence Ayers of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Ray Thorp of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR 3; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many wonderful friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ethel Mullen Ayers, on Jan. 9, 1977, and Sarah J. Losey Ayers, on March 16, 2003; a son, Roy L. Ayers and sisters Lorrin Ayers Hunter, Kathryn Ayers Thorp and Joyce Ayers. The funeral service will be held Monday, March 24, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Monday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
AYRES –ELLEN M. AYRES VANDERPOOL, 80, widow of Garfield D. VanDerpool of Monroe Township, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2001. Born Aug. 4, 1920, in Canton Township, she was a daughter of the late Lou and Lola Shoemaker Ayres. Ellen was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1938. After Graduating from high school. Ellen moved to California, where she learned the welding trade and worked aboard a ship as a welder during World War II. She later returned home and was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, NY. On June 20, 1948, she married Garfield D. VanDerpool. Ellen assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Towanda Township for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 7, 1981. Ellen was a lifelong member of the Evergreen Christian Church and the Liberty Corners Grange. She loved her family, home, farm and working outdoors among her flowers. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregg T. and Christina VanDerpool of New Albany RR 2 and W. Mitchell and Dorothy VanDerpool of Monroeton RR 1; a daughter, Lola Taylor Ferris RR 1; a daughter, Lola Taylor Ferris of Monroeton RR 1 and her special friend and companion, Ray Comstock of Ulster RR 2; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Ayres of Granville Summit; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Leon Shedden of Granville Summit; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Ayres, in April of 1961. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at 2:30 p.m., at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. Lawrence Thomas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Ellen M. VanDerpool’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
AYRES - KATHRYN A. THORP
Kathryn A. Thorp, 75, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died Tuesday, November 20, 1990 at the home of her daughter, Janet Weed of Leona. She was born August 29, 1915, in West Burlington Township, the daughter of the late Leonard and Lula Selleck Ayres. Mrs. Thorp was employed with Remington-Rand in Elmira for 32 years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ray E. Thorp of Big Pond, daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Warren Inman of Vero Beach, FL, Janet and Kenneth Weed of Leona; son and daughter-in-law, LaRue and Judy Thorp of Leona; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters-in-law, Merrill and Florence Ayres, Vincent and Sarah Ayres, Edsell and Marie Ares, Dean and Elanor Ayres; sisters, Lorrin Hunger and Ruby Carmen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and Carlton Whittie; and Vivian and Harold Dunn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 24 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Ridgebury Fire Department or the Ridgebury Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, November 29, 1990)
Ayres, Mark L. age 80 of Canton, Pa. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. David Jones. Burial Bradford Co. Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Elizabeth , two sons, Donald Ayres and Lanier Ayres both of Canton, Pa.; sister, Mrs Clarence Seeley of RD 1, Canton, Pa. Five grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton, Pa. Member of I.O.O.F. of Canton, Pa. He was a retired carpenter. (Actually buried in Windfall Cemetery - See obituary on that page. )