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Harold Ande, 86, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Troy, PA, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, January 23, 1991. Mr. Ande was a communicant of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy, PA and a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #429, Canton, PA. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Henrietta Yednak of NJ and Eleanor Vessles of Mutuchen, NJ; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and M. Douglas Rose of Elmira, NY, Rhonda and Randall Sampietro of Myrtle Beach, SC; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a special niece, Linda Eastwood and her husband, John Eastwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date with interment to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Troy, PA, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Barrett Funeral Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Joseph's School for the Blind, 81 York Street, Jersey City, NJ 07303. (TGR, Thursday, January 31, 1991)
O. P. BALLARD the death is noted after a long illness, at the age of 74, of O. P. Ballard. During his long career he suffered loss eleven times by fire. In 1822 he came from Athens and opened the first store in Troy and in 1832 started the Anti-Masonic Democrat, the first paper published here. (Died August 11, 1872, buried St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Troy)
BALLARD - Orrin P Ballard -The remains of Orrin P Ballard, son of the
late Orrin Porter and Eliza A Ballard, who died in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May
28, aged sixty-nine years, were brought to Troy Thursday morning. The service
at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Edward P Morse of the Presbyterian
Church. Interment being in the family plot.
[Son of O. P. Ballard who died in 1872]
BATLEY - Beverley Anne Batley Stolarski, 81, formerly of Troy, Pa., died peacefully to join her beloved husband, Bob, on Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa., following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bev was born on March 26, 1927, in Wharton, N.J., the only child of the late John and Mary Louise (Lambert) Batley. She attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She worked for both the Department of the Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She was the wife of the late Robert Stolarski for 45 years and a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed politics, reading, and doll making and collecting. She was a lifelong advocate of education for all. She cared deeply for those around her and would do anything to help them.Surviving are her four children, Jane (Erik) Polcrack of Shunk, Pa., Mary Alice (Jeff) Cleve of Marlton, N.J., Becky (Robb) Munson of Fullerton, Calif., and Carl (Beth) Stolarski of New Ringgold, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1996. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., in Troy, Pa., with services at St. John's Catholic Church, also in Troy. Time and date are undetermined at this time. In lieu of flowers the family requests a contribution be made to the Bradford County Library in Burlington, Pa.
BLAKE Mrs. Katherine Maher
Sayre, Feb 18 (no year listed) -Mrs. Katherine Maher, formerly of Troy, died this Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home on Madison Street of her daughter, Mrs. J H McKenna. She was 88 years of age, the widow of William Maher. She spent most of her life in Troy. In addition to Mrs. McKenna, she is survived by the following children: E B Maher and William Maher of Buffalo, Francis Maher and John Maher of Philadelphia, James Maher of Denver and Mrs. J E Kelly of Tuckerton, NJ. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at St John’s Church in Troy with burial in St John’s cemetery. The Rev. Father McGinley at Bentley Creek will officiate.
JOHN L. ‘JACK’ BOBKOWSKI, 86, of Troy, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Mary C. (McKeown) Bobkowski, who died on April 4, 2007. Jack was born on March 8, 1921, in Shamokin, Pa. He was the son of the late Leon and Josephine (Nowiczki) Bobkowski. Jack was a World War II Army veteran, serving from North Africa into Italy. He earned several decorations and citations. They include the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Silver and Bronze Star Medals, Combat Infantry Badge, European African Middle Eastern Medal with 3 Stars, and a Purple Heart Medal. Jack graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre in 1938 and Mansfield University in 1948 and was the star quarterback for the Mansfield football team. After graduation, Jack taught history for Troy High School and was the Troy High School football coach. He was a member of both the Troy VFW Post #8675 and Troy American Legion Post #49, was a past member of the Troy Lion's Club, Troy's Faculty Lodge, and Corey Creek Golf Club and was PIAA Football Official. He was also a faithful member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. Jack is survived by: his son John D. "Jack" Bobkowski of Sayre, Pa., his daughter Maurita "Maurie" Bobkowski of Folsom, Pa., his brother Edwin W. Bobkowski of Torrington, Conn., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; and his brothers and sisters, Lewis, Anna, Clara, Adolph, Frank, Albert, Leon, Henry, Rita. Family and friends are welcome to call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the viewing at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Exchange and Highg Streets, Troy with Father Alfhones Perikala officiating. Burial will follow the service in St. John’s Cemetery with military rites given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard. Contributions may be made in Jack's memory to St. Johns Catholic Church c/o St. Michaels Parish, 24 North Washington St. Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BRITT - Mrs. Catherine BRITT Smith
Mrs. Catherine Smith, widow of the late George Smith, died at her home in this boro on Dec. 26th. She was 62 years old and had been ill about four weeks with heart trouble. She was a faithful member of St. John’s church from which the funeral was held on Saturday morning. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Smith is survived by the following children: Mrs. Joseph Lynch of Towanda; Mrs. Thomas Blake of Elmira; Mrs. H. D. Wendt of Lansing, Mich.; Veronica and Kathryn at home and John of Coudersport; also two sisters, Miss Nellie Britt of this place and Mrs. Margaret McNamara of Towanda. TGR 1918
BURNS - MRS. CARRIE BURNS HEALEY – Mrs. Carrie Burns HEALEY, for many years a resident of Troy, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John REESE, in Dushore aged 81 years. It was Mrs. Healey’s request that interment be in Troy. Accordingly her remains were brought overland from Dushore on Monday and laid by the side of kindred in St. John’s cemetery. High mass was said by the Rev. M. T. Shields. Mrs. Healey came with her parents to Troy from Roscommon country, Ireland, about 60 years ago and remained until about 1885. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John McGLENN and is said to have been a direct descendant of Edward RUTLEDGE, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The survivors of her immediate family are two daughters, Mrs. Reeser and Mrs. Margaret BURNS, both of Dushore. TGR 1913 (Cemetery reading says Clara.)
Mr. John Butler, who has departed this life, was born in Rossmore county, Clare, Ireland, March 15th, 1838. He came to America 1861, and was engaged in various kinds of employment in Tioga and Lycoming counties. He came to Troy in 1886, where he has since resided. In 1899 while in the employ of the Northern Central railroad, he received an injury which rendered him a cripple. But ever active and alert to improve his time he managed to work until Monday morning June 29th, when apparently as well as usual he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered. He was married in 1865. There were seven children, one of whom died in infancy, and the sad death of the two beautiful daughters, Margaret and Mary, in 1898 and 1899 is remembered by all. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter, William of Tamaqua, and John, James and Alice of this boro, one stepson, Commissioner M. J. McNulty He was a devoted father, a kind husband and neighbor, and a good citizen who will be missed. His funeral was held from St. John’s church on Wednesday morning, high mass being celebrated. Rev. W. H. Connolly officiated and conducted the services by paying tribute to the well spent life and good qualities of the deceased. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, many being present from other cities and towns. TGR 1903
COLLINS, JOHN E., Services for John E. Collins, 92 of Mendham, N.J., formerly of Troy were held June 23 at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Father Stephen McGough officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Collins died June 20, 1984 at the Holly Manor Nursing Home in Mendham. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He resided in Shamokin, PA., where he owned and operated a pharmacy for 50 years. Mr. Collins spent his retirement years in Troy. He was a veteran of World War I and was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, in 1979. Surviving are a son, John F. of New Providence, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Anne) Schwartz of Mendham and Mrs. Kathleen Moraski of London, Eng.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home. (TGR June 28, 1984)
COLLINS - Local News) Michael Collins died suddenly Saturday night at his home at Granville Summit. The summons came while he was at the well for a pail of water. Mr. Collins was 76 years old. He was section foreman at the Summit for a long time. He was retired by the company on pay quite a number of years ago. His wife survives, three sons and one daughter-Walter of Allen, Nebraska; John of Alba, Martin of Granville, and Jane at home. He had long been a member and regular attendant of St. John’s church in this boro. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at the church, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s cemetery. TGR 1919
CONEY John M
John M. Coney Dies In Sayre Hospital (1936 penciled on article) Following many months of failing health County Commissioner John M. Coney died in the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre, at one o’clock this Thursday morning, October 29. Born in Troy Township, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coney. Mr. Coney’s life was one of diversified accomplishment. He was prominent in Grange Activity, he was director and Vice-President of the former Grange National Bank, he took a very active part in the work of his church, St. John’s. A staunch Democrat, Mr. Coney served Bradford County as Auditor, was acting Postmaster here for over a year and was a County Commissioner at the time of his death. For many years, he acted as health officer of Troy borough and held office in many other minor local organizations.The funeral will be held from St. John’s church at ten Saturday morning, Rev. J. A. O’Neill officiating and burial will be in the family plot in St. John’s cemetery.
CONEY -WEGMAN Katharine
(Local) The remains were brought to Troy last Friday of Mrs. Katharine Coney Wegman of Chicago, whose death was due to grip after a few days’ illness. Mrs. Wegman was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coney. Her husband, Frank Wegman, survives, one brother, John Coney and four sisters – Miss Anna Coney of Elmira, Mrs. Margaret ... Downs, Miss Ella Coney and Miss Frances Coney of Troy. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Church, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. TGR 1916
COSTELLO Julia Katherine
1925 penciled on article
Not in many years has a death in Troy caused such profound and universal sorrow as that of Miss Julia Katherine Costello, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Costello, on this Thursday morning July 2d, at 12:10. Although her condition for the past rew days has been very serious, the news of her death stunned the whole community. Stricken with an infected finger on Saturday, June 20th, the infection gradually weakened her fine vitality. A transfusion of blood on Monday night brought a temporary rally but she soon became weaker and failed until the end came. Miss Costello’s life was an outstanding example of fine, unselfish American young womanhood. She received her education in Troy schools and entered the employ of the Grange National Bank in October, 1918, making an enviable record there until her illness. During the world war, as a member of a local orchestra, she gave of her fine musical talent without stint to the end that the boys in service might be made more comfortable. Miss Costello was 33 years old, born in Troy on June 10th, 1892. The funeral will be held at ten o’clock on Saturday morning from St. John’s church, of which Miss Costello was a member. The Rev. Father James J. Golden will officiate. Interment will be in St. John’s cemetery.
DARDEN - Margaret C. VAUGHAN, 91, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, October 25, 1995 in The Woodlands, Texas. Mrs. Vaughan was born September 26, 1904 in Dunn, NC and graduated as a registered nurse from Parkview Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC. She met her future husband, Evan J. Vaughan while he was a student at the University of North Carolina. They married in 1929. Within a few years, she moved north with her husband who was originally from Pennsylvania and lived all but the last few years of her life in New York and Pennsylvania where she practiced her profession as a nurse and raised her seven children. Mrs. Vaughan was a member of long standing in the Altar & Rosary Society at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Evan Jr. (Jim) and Mary Frances (Sis) Vaughan of Alexandria, VA, Mary and Edward Siergiej of Colorado Springs, Co, Ardythe Walters of Reading, PA, David and Jean Vaughan of The Woodlands, TX, Thomas Vaughan of Greene, NY, Joseph and Suzanne Vaughan of Fort Washington, MD and Elizabeth and Daniel Haight of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Vaughan was predeceased by her husband in 1960. A funeral Mass was held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy on October 30 with Father Bert Kozen officiating and burial to be in the cemetery there. It followed a prayer vigil at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. William Graham officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church Building Fund, troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 2, 1995
DICKERSON -BEVERLY J. CLOSE, 90, of Troy, PA passed away peacefully on Friday morning, June 18, 2021, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Beverly Jane was born in Ulysses, PA on July 9, 1930, she was a daughter born to the late Orville and Jennie (Decker) Dickerson. On April 9, 1946, Beverly married her soulmate Charles J. Close and together they shared 42 years of marriage and raised five children. Beverly, along with her husband, owned and operated Troy Dry Cleaners for over 30 years until retiring following Charles’ death in 1989. Bev was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and putting together jigsaw puzzles. In earlier years, she was a talented bowler. Those who knew Mrs. Close knew she was an independent, determined individual who possessed a strong will and work ethic. She was known for her keen sense of humor, a gift handed down to her children. Family was always most important, especially the love she shared with all her grandchildren. Beverly was baptized in the Catholic faith and later enjoyed attending the Troy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Close’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care Bev received by the entire staff during her stay at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda. Surviving are her children, Thomas (Dolores) Close of Troy, Rozenna (Bill) Hartman of Hanover, Alfred (Kathy) Close, Daniel (Darlene) Close, all of Troy, Charlotte (Kurt) Bastion of Canton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and husband, Beverly was predeceased by her siblings, Charlotte Weiser, Orville Dickerson Jr. and Gordon Dickerson. A private family graveside service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Troy at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Beverly’s name to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 34 Fenner Ave. Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 6/20/2021
LAWRENCE M. DOUD, 85, of Columbia Cross Roads died on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. He was the son of the late Charles and Anna Doud. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Veronica Doud, son, Larry Doud, and daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gordie Calkins, all of Columbia Cross Roads; grandchildren, Christa, Diana, Mary and Gordie Jr.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Stein, Anna McKlevis and Marie Doud; sister, Alice Ingham; brother, Phillip Doud; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, good neighbors and friends. He was predeceased by his infant daughters, Ellen Lorraine and Cathleen Ann; brother Charles; sister Jane and brother-in-law, Joseph McKlevis; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Gertrude McKlevis and Rita and Peter Gilbert. Lawrence was a communicant and usher at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy. He was a dedicated farmer all of his life and a talented woodworker, who loved his family, his farm and his horses. He truly loved the land and what he could grow from it. When he could find the time he enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the countryside. Family and friends are invited to call al the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Friday, April 22, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. by Father Peter O’Rourke. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Lawrence’s name to St. John’s Catholic Church Memorial Fund, Exchange and High streets, Troy, Pa. 16947. Those wishing may leave a “Candle of Remembrance” for the family in Obituaries at www.olthof.com. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
LAWRENCE M. DOUD, age 85 of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY surrounded by his family. The son of the late Charles and Anna Doud. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Veronica Doud; son Larry Doud; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gordie Calkins, all of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandchildren, Christa, Diana, Mary and Gordie, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Stein, Anna McKlevis, Marie Doud; sister, Alice Ingham; brother, Phillip Doud; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, good neighbors, and friends. He was predeceased by his infant daughters, Ellen Lorrraine and Kathleen Anne; brother, Charles; sister, Jane and brother-in-law, Joseph McKelvis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Gertrude McKlevis, and Peter and Richard Gilbert. Lawrence was a communicant and usher at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy, Pa. He was a dedicated farmer all of his life and a talented woodworker, who loved his family, his farm and his horses. He truly loved the land and what he could grow from it. When he could find the time he enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the country side. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, April 22, 2005 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John’s Catholic Church, in Troy, PA, on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. Father Peter O’Rouke, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Lawrence’s name to St. John’s Catholic Church Memorial fund, Exchange and High Sts., Troy, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
DYE - MARGARET McCABE
Margaret Dye McCabe, 88, died Tuesday, November 22, 1994 at her home in Troy, PA. She was born April 19, 1906 in Turbotville, PA, the daughter of Harry and Flora Murray Dye. Mrs. McCabe graduated from Turbotville High School and attended Wyoming Seminary. She graduated from Bucknell University in 1928. Mrs. McCabe came to Troy in 1928 and taught French and English at Troy High School. She married George E. McCabe in 1930. She was active in community affairs including being a member of the Bradford County Child Welfare Board, the Troy Library Board, a charter member of the Troy Music Club and chair of memberships for the Pennsylvania State Federation of Music Clubs. Mrs. McCabe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy for over 50 years and served on the session and in the choir. She is survived by her husband, George; son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Ann McCabe of Pittsford, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and William Schafer of Lanham, MD; five grandchildren, Daniel McCabe, Elizabeth McCabe, Michael McCabe, Douglas Schafer and Catherine Eylem; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 25 with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating and burial to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, December 1, 1994)
MISS ELLEN L. FAY Miss Ellen L. Fay died at her home in Troy Saturday afternoon. She was 75 years old and is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Fay and the following nephews and nieces, Francis Fay of Covington, Mrs. Glenn Hewitt, Mrs. Winona Pierce, Allison Fay and Mrs. Gladys Bouton of Tory; Charles Lee of Canton; Clyde Lee of Philadelphia, Van L. Shaw of Chicago.The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at St. John’s Church in Troy. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. The Rev. J. J. O’Neil will officiate. (handwritten on article 1936)
Adelia Fitzpatrick. The body of Miss Adelia Fitzpatrick was brought to Troy last Saturday morning from Buffalo where she died of dropsy. She was a younger sister of Miss Mary Fitzpatrick of the Troy House. Services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Connolly at St. John’s church. TGR 1900
FITZPATRICK Michael - Local News) Michael Fitzpatrick died last Friday at his home in this boro, following an illness of three weeks, aged 48 years. He leaves a wife, a daughter, 4 years old, on sister, Mary Fitzpatrick of Troy and a brother, Patrick of Patton, Pa. The body was taken on Saturday to the home of his sister, and funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 10 o’clock Monday morning, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. TGR 1915
FOX –ALICE R. (FOX) KEEGAN, 88, died at her home on November 5, 2003. Born in Haverstaw, NY, on September 14, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Ellen (Redmond) Fox. She had many interests in life. She enjoyed sports, being an All-County basketball player; helped with the Little League and loved to bowl. She loved to read and ten her flowers and had an interest in politics. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Alice and Jim Keegan had a loving marriage that lasted 58 years. Surviving are her husband, James, whom she married on March 24, 1945; sons, Mike (Sue) Keegan and Kevin P. (Holly) Keegan, Troy; grandchildren, Erica, Alisha, Tonya, Caitlin, Brendan and Megan; several nieces and nephews. Her parents, two sisters and a brother predeceased her. A memorial service was held November12th at St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, Pa, with Father Peter O’Rourke officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John’s Catholic Church Building Fund c/o Finance Council, 24 North Washington, St., Canton, PA. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
JOHN J. GERGEL JR. 74, Troy died October 26, 2006 at Bradford County manor surrounded by his family. Born on March 17, 1932 in Lebanon, PA he was the son of the late John J. and Anna (Bohus) Gergel Sr. He worked for many years as a meat cutter for Leona Meats and was Roman Catholic in faith. Mr. Gergel loved his family very much. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis, whom he married on April 19, 1952. Together they shared 54 happy years; sons Michael S. (Susan) Gergel, Pensacola, FL, Patrick J. Gergel, Troy, PA, John J. Gergel III, Carbondale, PA; daughters, Mary Ellen Johnson, Sayre, Karen (Steven) Wells, Barton, NY, Margaret (Michael) Miller, Moscow, PA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Gergel, Mt. Laurel, NJ, Dennis J. (Shirley) Gergel, Brandenton, FL; sister, Annette Tinkham, Athens and several nieces and nephews. A son, Thomas V. Gergel preceded him in death. The funeral service was held October 29 at the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy. Interment was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gergel’s name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or to the Bradford County Manor, 1 East, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THOMAS V. GERGEL
Thomas V. Gergel, 32, of Troy RD 3, died August 6, 1990. He was born January 16, 1958 in Sayre, the son of John and Phyllis McSparron Gergel. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Collins Gergel; children, Shane and Brittany; father and mother, John and Phyllis Gergel, Troy RD 3; maternal grandmother, Sarah McSparron, Sayre; brothers, Michael of Philadelphia, Patrick of Moscow, PA, John of Binghamton; sisters, Mary Ellen Johnson, Athens, Karen Wells, Barton, NY and Margaret Gergel, Troy; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy with Father Stephen McGough officiating on August 9 with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home. Burial was to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, August 16, 1990)
HANDRAN, James P., After noon last Saturday, November 9th. He had been confined to his room only about a week. A son of Michael and Katherine Handran, he was born in this boro, April 16, 1881, and graduated from Troy High School in the class of '98. For several years he was a clerk in the store of Johnson & Linderman. Later he went to Gazzam and subsequently to Houtzdale, where his genial nature as it had here, won him host of friends. A few weeks since he accepted a fine position with Swift & Co. As traveling solicits and collector. He was in their employ at the time of his death. His brothers, John J. Handran of the firm of DeWitt, Ballard & Handran and M. J. Handran, were with him at the last and brought his remains to this boro, arriving on the early train Sunday morning. With them came also Miss Bertha Gleason of Houtzdale, to whom the deceased was to have been married in the Spring. Miss Gleason was unable to attend the obsequies and now lies ill of typhoid fever at the Shannon home in Elmira street. Other survivors are the _________. Father Shields preaching the sermom. Notable among the beautiful floral offerings about the casket was a large and handsome harp from Houtzdale friends. The attendance was very large. The bearers were Charles Fowler, James P. Holieran, William Burns, John Maher, Edward Kinney and George Pils, all of Houtzdale. The flower beaters were John E. Smith, M. H. Howley, John Croke, of this village, James Butler of Tamaque, Pa., and Dr. Jam,es Tobin, of Ridgeway, Pa. Among those from out of town attending the funeral besides those already memtioned were Augustus Gleason, Mrs Charles Fowler and Edwin Chapman of Houtzdale; from Watkins, Misses Margaret and Anna Sullivan, John Sullivan, Miss Margaret Doherty; from Elmira, Mrs Joe Riley, Mr and Mrs James Curry, Mr. Mrs. J. A. Jones, Mrs. James McMahon; from Ralston, Mr. And Mrs. Edward Jones; from Canton, Mrs John Hallinan and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Shannon, P. J. Ronan and Mr. Ted Burke; from Corning, James ______.
HOLLENBACK –MRS. ANNA G. COLLINS, 75, of Troy, died Monday (1979) at Troy Community Hospital after a short illness. Born July 21, 1904 in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of Edwin and Jesse Hoskins Hollenback. Mrs. Collins was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy and the American Legion Auxiliary of Troy, Brookes Flick Post 49. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Soroptimist Club and the Elks Auxiliary of Shamokin and was a resident of Troy for 17 years. She is survived by her husband John E. Collins, a son, John F. Collins, New Providence, N.J.; daughters Anne Schwartz, of Tewskbury, N.J. and Kathleen Moraskie of London, England; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be held Friday at St. John’s Church in Troy with the Rev. Paul M. Baier presiding, after a 2 p.m. prayer service at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (Buried St. Johns Cemetery)
George HOOLEY, one of Troys oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home on High street, on Thursday morning last, after a brief illness. Mr. Hooley had been a resident of Troy for nearly fifty years, coming here from his birth place in County Tippeway, Ireland. He leaves to mourn his demise a wife, nine children, and six grandchildren. The children are Mary and Patrick who live at home, Sara and Kate of New York, John of Williamsport, Stephen of Ridgeway, Francis of Denver, Edward of Schenectady, and Mrs. Geo. Sheehe of Corning. The funeral was held from the family resident at 9:30 o’clock on Saturday morning and at 10 o’clock from St. John’s church. Father Connolly celebrated a Requiem High Mass and paid a tribute to the memory of the deceased. The interment was made in St. John’s cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. Chas. J. Case, John Collins, John Smith, M. J. McNulty, M. Shannon and Thos. MacNamara. Those from out of town who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. John McCabe, Miss Patterson, Samuel Patterson of Campbell, N.Y., John C. Hooley, Danville; M. J. Kiely, Hornellsville; Messrs. M. and John McCarthy of Bentley Creek and Mrs. James Sheehe of Elmira. TGR1904
HOOLEY Miss Mary T-formerly of Troy, died in Williamsport on Wednesday, August 18, 1948. For many years she had made her home with her niece, Mrs. Lewis Cogley. Miss Hooley, about 75 years old, was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine McCabe Hooley, who built the house now occupied by Harold Brown. Miss Hooley was a graduate of Troy High School. The funeral was held from St John’s Church. Rev. T J Knight, with burial in St John’s cemetery.
Timothy F. HOOLEY.
Very sadly and unexpectedly was the news received of the death of Timothy F. Hooley on Friday morning at 6:30 o’clock, at his home on Railroad Avenue. He had been confined to his bed only since Wednesday of the week before, when he was taken sick with what terminated in typhoid fever. Timothy was aged 28 years, born and spent the years of his life in this place, living at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hooley. His education was received in the Troy Schools, where he was not only a very bright and industrious scholar, but at the close of his graduation year he was the winner of the B. B. Mitchell spelling prize. His genial disposition and kind-hearted ways procured for him many friends. For a number of years he was an employee of Pettes & Roosa, afterwards and for about a year up to the time of his death was a clerk in Redington’s drug store. In his business relations and as a citizen, Timothy was always to be found fulfilling his duty to each. A kind and loving brother and son, and a true friend, he will be sorely missed. Besides his mother Timothy leaves four brothers and two sisters: Martin of Bradford, Pa., Patrick of Coalport, Pa., Steve, Catherine and Mary of this place, and George who is a soldier in the army. The funeral was conducted from the home Monday morning by Father Connolly, at 9 o’clock, with further service at the church at 9:30. A beautiful memorial was presented in the beautiful flowers in clusters and wreaths, from the relatives and friends, that surrounded the casket. A pillow of flowers came from the merchants and clerks of the town. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Mack and John Shannon, James Butler, J. Patrick and John Handran and George Hickok. Interment at the Catholic cemetery. TGR 1901
HOWLEY Edward Patrick
(Local) Edward Patrick Howley, a long time resident of Troy, succumbed to heart trouble at his home in this boro at 6 o’clock last Saturday night, aged 70 years. Mr. Howley was born in Dublin, Ireland. He came to Troy in 1867. His first work here was on the foundation for the Troy House. Forty-four years ago he was married to Elizabeth Hickey who survives him with four daughters and one son: Mrs. Mary Greer of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Anna Barr of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Bessie McLane of Wilmerdeen, near Pittsburg, Mrs. Margaret Searles of Elmira, and John F. Howley of Troy. The funeral services were held at St. John’s, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. TGR 1916
JANDA, JOSEPH SR., A funeral mass was celebrated for Joseph Janda Sr., 88, Troy, on Oct. 22 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Father Stephen McGough officiating. Arrangements were by Vickery Funeral Home. Mr. Janda died at Robert Packer Hospital on Oct. 19. He was born Feb. 28, 1896 in Czechoslovakia, son of August and Anna Janda. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy. He was a retired engineering designer. He is survived by his wife and three granddaughters. (TGR Oct 25,1984)
LORI ANN JOHNS
Lori Ann Johns, 18, of Troy died Monday, January 28, 1991 at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco, CA. She was born October 9, 1972 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Louise and Keith Johns. She was a janitor at and cheerleader for Troy Senior High School. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. In addition to her parents, she is survived by paternal grandparents, Phyllis and Larry Johns; maternal grandparents, Theresa and Lewis Hubler; uncles and aunts, Carla, Coleen and Christopher Hubler and Richard, Gary and Bruce Johns, all of Troy. A recitation of the rosary was held at the Hubler family home on February 1 with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy held on February 2.Fr. Stephen McGough officiated and burial was to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Cancer Research Institute, 2351 Clay St., Suite 512, San Francisco, CA 94115 or the Lori Ann Johns Memorial Fund, Troy Area School District, in care of B. Allan Schoonover, superintendent, PO Box 67, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, February 7, 1991)
KEITH, JOSHUA DAVID, Joshua David Keith, infant son of Dennis and Jean Keith died December 5, 1986 at the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He is also survived by sister Shannon Keith; brother, Bryon Woodward; paternal grandmother, Peggy Evans Keith of Troy; paternal grandfather, Patrick Keith of Alamosa, CO; maternal grandmother, Mildred Maxwell of Eldred, PA; maternal grandfather, Roland Maxwell of Humble, TX; paternal great-grandfather, Donald Evans Sr. of Altoona; several aunts and uncles. Private funeral services were to be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy at the convenience of the family. Pastor David Bauman of the Church of the New Covenant, Mansfield officiated and burial was to be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Troy. (TGR Dec. 11, 1986)
John Kiely of Hornellsville, Feb. 8, of pneumonia, aged 66 years. Remains were brought to Troy for burial Tuesday where funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 10 o’clock. TGR 1902
DR. GEORGE J. LOPATOFSKY
Dr. George J. Lopatofsky, 62, of Troy RD 1, died Monday, April 1, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born March 23, 1929 in Simpson, PA, the son of Thomas J. and Susan Renock Lopatofsky Sr. He received his BS degree from the University of Scranton and was a graduate of the Temple University School of Dentistry with a DDS degree. He practiced dentistry in Troy from 1959 to 1986. Dr. Lopatofsky was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, an American College of Dentistry Fellow, a Fellow of International College of Dentists, a Fellow of Pierre Fouchard, an officer of the Sixth District PDA, a member of the ADA and a member of the Valley Dental Society. He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM, the Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261, the Towanda Valley of Perfection AASR, the Williamsport Consistory and the Irem Temple Shrine. Dr. Lopatofsky was a member of the Towanda Elks Club, the Canton Moose Club, the Armenia Debating Society, the Wheel Inn Club and the Hamilton Club. He was a member and past president of the Troy Rotary Club, past district governor of the Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow, a distinct honor awarded to Rotarians. He was a member of the Red Cross Board of Directors, Star Savings and Loan Board of Directors, board of directors of WVIA-TV and a former chairman of the board of directors of the Troy Community Hospital. Dr. Lopatofsky served as a captain in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Metodist Church and president of the church's United Methodist Men. He is survived by his wife, Linda Avery Lopatofsky; daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Debra Lopatofsky and Dr. Bruce Bense of Troy, Dr. Sandra and Nile Behnam of Exton, PA and Catherine Lopatofsky and Dr. Lawrence Busch of Troy; son and fiancee, Dr. Thomas Lopatofsky and Dr. Nicole Quezada of Wellsboro; his father, Thomas Lopatofsky Sr. of West Clifford, PA; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Michael and Debbi Haven of Canton RD; granddaughter Jessica Haven; five brothers, one sister; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Lopatofsky and his mother, Susan Renock Lopatofsky. Funeral services were held April 5 at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Mauk officiating and burial in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Troy. The Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM held a memorial service for their brother, George L. Lopatofsky, at the Vickery Funeral Home on April 4. Memorials may be directed to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association of the American Red Cross. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)
DONALD F. MACK
Donald F. Mack, 60, of Troy RR 2, PA, died Sunday, May 15, 1994 at home. He was born in Buffalo, NY, the son of Harvey and Julia Mack of West Seneca, NY. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy since 1968. He was employed with Tennessee Gas Transmissions, retiring in 1992 after 35 years of service. He was also an active member of the Sylvania Lions Club and a member of the Border Riders Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Mack; son and his wife, Donald F. Mack Jr. and Ellyn Brennan Mack and step-grandchildren, Forrest and Willow Carr, all of Lovington, IL; daughter and her husband, Darlene L. and John M. Chapman Jr. and grandson, Lucas Chapman, all of Columbia Cross Roads; his mother, Julia Mack of West Seneca, NY; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Mack, in 1988. A funeral Mass was held May 18 (2 pm) at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy with the Celebrant, Father Ron Hughes and burial to be in the cemetery there. A prayer vigil was held the previous night at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)
(Local) Miss Ella Maloney, a native of Troy, who for some time had made her home in Buffalo, died at the Sisters hospital in that city on Monday, aged 50 years. Two sisters survive, a niece and a nephew, Mrs. Mary Gilbert of Buffalo; Mrs. Ann Iak of Hornell, Mrs. Arthur Watkins of Elmira, and Joseph Gilbert of Buffalo. The remains were brought to Elmira Tuesday and yesterday morning to Troy. Funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 9 o’clock, interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Miss Maloney’s parents lived in Troy in the house now occupied by Fred Orcutt and later upon the farm now owned by Samuel William on the Canton road. TGR 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Frances Vineski returned Monday morning on the early train from Chicago with the remains of the latter’s only sister, Miss Margaret Mathulevis who expired on Thursday last, following an operation for peritonitis. The decedent was about 36 years old and had visited here. The funeral was held at St. John’s church at 9:30 Sunday morning and interment was in the Roman Catholic cemetery. Their mother also survives, Mrs. Priscilla Mathulevis. TGR 1911
Paul Matulevis of Wetona, October 19th, aged 69 years. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Thos. Vinneski of Troy. TGR 1902
Mr. Thomas Maum was on his way to the railroad at Grover with his team of oxen hitched to sleds loaded with wood, and having a long hill to go down it was necessary to be in front of the oxen to make them hold the load. While doing so he slipped and fell and was caught under the forepart of the sled and lying crossways was dragged down the hill, the team running at a good speed all the way. After being dragged forty rods the sleds ran over him, breaking all his ribs on the left side and bruising his head. He soon raised himself to his feet, walked twelve or fifteen rods to a house of John Turner's and sat down on a chair. A doctor was sent for and Dr. Bullock was soon on hand, but the injuries of the unfortunate man were such that medical relief was of no avail, and he died about two hours after the accident. The remains were taken to Troy and interred in the Catholic Cemetery. The Canton Sentinel 1877
Georg E. McCABE, 91, of Troy, PA
died Friday October 6, 1995 in Silver Spring, MD. He was born in
Campbell, NY on October 7, 1903 and was graduated from Corning Free Academy in
1922. He also graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1926 and a
year later, from the first four-year program there when it became Mansfield
state Teachers’ College. In 1936 he received a master’s degree from
Bucknell University. He taught mathematics at troy High School form 1927
until retiring in 1952. He was a nationally known stamp and coin
collector and dealer for many years. He wrote The U.S. Collector, a
regular column on stamps that began in 1939 in the national newspaper, Western
Stap Colllector. With Judge Evan Williams, Paul McCormick and Louis Kilgore,
he established the Troy Cable System, bringing increased service to an area
where before only Channel 12 of Binghamton was available. He and Jack
Prutsman purchased the carpenter and Pierce Drug Store in Troy in 1945.
He owned the store until its sale to Arland Cooke in 1970. He was
a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy for over 65 years. He was
also active in the Troy Lions Cub and was president of the Alparon Park board
of directors in 1958 when a swimming pool was provided for Troy. He was
an avid fly fisherman and was a member and past president of the Armenia
Debating Society. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and
Mary Ann McCabe of Pittsford, NY; daughter and son-i-law, Anne and William
Schafer of Lanham, MD; grandchildren, Danile McCabe, Elizabeth McCabe, Michael
McCabe, Douglas Schafer and Catherine Eylem; seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret D. McCabe, on November 22, 1994.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 14 at 10 am at St. John’s
Catholic Church in troy with celebrant Bert S. Kozen. Burial will be at
St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral
Home in Troy. Contributions may be directed to the National Alzheimer’s
association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Il 60611.
McDERMOTT -Mrs. Grace Snyder, a long time resident of Troy, widow of Andrew Snyder, died Monday afternoon, aged 81 years. Three sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder all have died
. The nearest relative is a niece by marriage of the former, Mrs. Andrew Snyder who came on from Buffalo for the funeral which was held at 10 o’clock yesterday morning from St. John’s church, the Rev. P. J. Dlurkan, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. TGR 1916
SNYDER Grace McDermott 10/13/1915 Troy 01/03/1916 ? burial St. John's Cemetery Record
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her buried there with the following dates
SNYDER Andrew Feb 8 1829 Sept 25 1911
SNYDER Grace June 30 1835 Jan 03 1916 Jan 3 1916 his wife
MCGEE JAMES PATRICK
James Patrick McGee, son of James and Mary McGee of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was born April 2d, 1867. He was educated in a parochial school in that city. Upon completing the course he entered the employ of the Williamsport Machine Company as an apprentice in the machine department. He served his time in learning the machinist trade, and in 1890 came to Troy to work at steam engine building as the industry was just started in the town. Mr. McGee proved to be a rapid, accurate workman. In 1900, when Jacob Mayer resigned, he was appointed foreman with whole charge of the machine shop employment, which position he held until his death. In business he was a hard worker, understood his work, understood his men, and his constant aim was to make the production of the shop the very best. He was tactful, straightforward and progressive. He enjoyed seeing the business prosper and had a good part in the growth it attained during the years he was connected with it. The influenza epidemic which brought sadness to so many happy homes throughtout our land entered his home and claimed its head. He was taken ill Wednesday, October 23d, and passed to the world beyond Friday, Nov. 1st. During his illness, he was surrounded by his beloved and devoted wife, four sons and one daughter, one son being absent on the Pacific Coast in the service of his country. He is survived by his aged mother who was present at the funeral, his wife, daughter of Morris and Johanna Reidy, His five sons, James, Maurice, Thomas, Francis and William and one daughter, Mary, and two brothers John A. and William J. of Williamsport. He had one sister, Kathrine, not married who died in Williamsport early last years. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery in Troy Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends, no other service being possible at this time due to the State Board of Health’s ban to combat the influenza. TGR 1918
James P. McGee, Long Engine Works Foreman Pneumonia Victim.
James P. McGee, since 180 connected with the Troy Engine & Machine Company and for eighteen years foreman of the works, died Friday morning at his home following a weeks illness with pneumonia. He was 51 years old last April and leaves a wife and six children—James, Morris, Mary, Thomas, Francis and William all at home except Morris who is with the Naval reserves on the Pacific Coast. The funeral will be held on Monday, probably at 10 o’clock. TGR 1918
McKEOWN - Mary C. (McKeown) Bobkowski, 83, of Troy, PA, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, in Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. She was the wife of John L. “Jack” Bobkowski of Troy, who she married in 1943. Friends were welcome to call from 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the viewing at 11 a.m. on April 10 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Exchange and High Street, Troy, PA, with Father Alfhones Perikala officiating. Burial will follow the service in St. John’s Cemetery. Mary was born on June 26, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Lavelle) McKeown. Mary was the secretary to the Middle School Guidance Office for the Troy Area School District. She began her career with the school in 1964. Her duties included keeping student records and statistics. Mary retired from the school district in 1996. She was also a faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy. Mary is survived by her husband Jack, her son John D. “Jack” Bobkowski of Sayre, PA, and her daughter Maurita “Maurie” Bobkowski of Folsom, PA. She is also survived by her brothers: John (Peggy) McKeown of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Joseph McKeown of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Michael (Lena) McKeown of Pen Argyl, PA, Charles (Theresa) McKeown of Wilkes-Barre, PA; her sister, Ann Bordy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to St. John’s Catholic Church c/o St. Michael’s Parish, 24 North Washington St., Canton, PA 17724 - Troy Gazette-Register, 12 April 2007
MCKLEVIS -VERONICA MARY (MCKLEVIS) DOUD, age 96, of Columbia Cross Roads, died peacefully at her daughter’s home on the afternoon of Sunday, July 21, 2019 surrounded by family. Veronica was born to Ellen (Nelan) and Joseph McKlevis on Nov. 26, 1922 in Elmira, New York. She was the youngest of their five children. Veronica married Lawrence Melbourne Doud on Aug. 23, 1947. They were married for 57 years before Lawrence’s passing and together they raised two children, Lawrence Gerard Doud and Margaret (Doud) Calkins, and cared for their family farm in Columbia Cross Roads. Veronica was a homemaker and loved entertaining her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children. She loved the Christmas and the 4th of July holidays most because of the time she got to spend with her extended family. Though she maintained that she was a city girl, she kept the books for the family farm until her 90th birthday. Veronica was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (Elmira, New York) in her youth and St. John’s Catholic Church (Troy, Pennsylvania) throughout her adult life. She was also a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society where she enjoyed cooking and baking for Harvest Suppers and decorating for the holidays. Veronica was preceded in death by infant daughters, Ellen Lorraine and Kathleen Anne; husband, Lawrence; siblings, Margaret (Walter) Stein, Joseph (Madeline and Anna) McKlevis, Rita (Peter) Gilbert, James (Gertrude) McKlevis; nieces and nephews, Eileen Agan, Larry Stein, Joe McKlevis, Chris McKlevis, Harry Gilbert, and Ellen Gilbert; and her beloved Bassett Hound, Barney. She is survived by son, Lawrence and daughter, Margaret; son-in-law, Gordon; grandchildren, Christa (Jeremy) Shepard, Diana Calkins, Mary (David) Rawlins, and Gordon Calkins; nieces and nephews, Buddy, John, Tom, Jimmy, Bobby, Beth, and Margie Stein, Pete, Rita, Annie, and Wally Gilbert, Cathleen, Mary, Pat, Mike, Bobby, and Danny McKlevis, and many great-nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to those who helped Margie and Larry with Veronica’s care: Diana Calkins and Rita Gilbert, Guthrie Hospice, Dr. Francisco Corbalan and staff, and Beth and Margie Stein. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, Father Joseph Kutch, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. A celebration of Veronica’s life and luncheon will follow in St. John’s Hall. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Troy, has been entrusted with the arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 7/24/2019
(Local News) Thomas McNamara died yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Gates, 1260 College Avenue, Elmira. He is survived by one sister. Mrs. Gates and one brother, William McNamara of Elmira. Mr. McNamara was a former resident of Troy and was well known here. TGR 1918
McSPARRON Phyllis J. (McSparron) Gergel
81, of Town & Country Estates, Troy, died July 21, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor. Phyllis was born June 5, 1931 in Sayre,daughter of the late Richard and Sarah (Riley) McSparron. She was married to the late John J. Gergel, Jr. on April 19, 1952 and they celebrated 54 years together. Phyllis was a dedicated homemaker and loving mother and was a parishioner of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. Service are private and under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Troy. Surviving are her sons Michael S. Gergel of Pensacola, Fla., Patrick J. Gergel of Troy and John J. Gergel III of Carlisle; her daughters, Mary Ellen Johnson of Sayre, Karen Wells of Barton, N.Y. and Margaret Miller of Moscow; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, husband John J. Gergel Jr. on Oct. 26, 2006 and her son, Thomas V. Gergel. Towanda Daily Review – July 22, 2012
MUNDY - JOSEPHINE V. SZCZECH
Josephine V. Szczech, age 83, of Gillett, PA died on Sunday, May 13, 2001. She was born on April 14, 1918 in Brunswick, NJ, the daughter of the late Ellis J. and Louise M. (Oram) Mundy. Josephine and her late husband, Joseph W. Szczech both died on Mother's Day seven years apart. She was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Troy, PA. Prior to her marriage, Josephine was employed at Johnson & Johnson and was a Gray Lady during WW II. Josephine is survived by her sons, Joseph R. Szczech and Robert (Donna) Szczech, both of Gillett, PA; daughters, Louise (Donald) Wilbur of Millerton, PA, Frances (Joseph) Weed of Milan, PA, Elizabeth (Richard) Fletcher of Gillett, PA, Leona Szczech and Barbara Szczech, both at home; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Mundy of New Jersey. Calling hours will be held on May 16 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with a prayer vigil at 7:30. Funeral services were held May 17 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Troy at 10 am with the Rev. Richard Fox as celebrant and interment to be in St. John's Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Josephine's name may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Fund, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14902 or to St. John's Debt Reduction Fund, c/o St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 2001)
NORTON John R. Norton
38, of Wilmot, PA, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at his home. Born in Montrose on Sept. 19, 1973, he was the son of Phillip and Louise Heeman Norton. He attended Wyalusing Valley High School where he played baseball and football, graduating in 1992. He met the former Kimberlee Kaufmann while they were both in school; they were high school sweethearts and were married on Oct. 10, 1998. After school John took over his father’s stone quarry business. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was well-known throughout Bradford and Sullivan Counties. John loved to spend time outdoors, whether taking his kids for walks in the woods or teaching them about the quarry business. He was a die-hard Steelers fan; he loved watching football and was also an avid hunter. He will be missed by all. Surviving are his spouse, Kimberlee, at home; son, Evan Norton and daughters, Kailee Norton and Karley Norton, all at home; parents, Phillip and Louise Norton of Silvara; brother, Allen (Kim) Norton, of Owego, NY; sisters and brotherin laws, Phyllis (Terry) Brown of Mehoopany, Penny (Ron) Pilch of Laceyville, Cathy (Randy) Johnson of Wyalusing and Jennifer Norton of Silvara and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilmot, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Friday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers were Jay Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Chris Norton, Zane Pilch, Michael Liddick, “Punk” Heeman, Robin Salsman and Justin Kaufmann. Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 26, 2012
O'CONNOR - (Local News) William O'Connor who has been away from Troy ten years but whose genial, manly qualities recalled by all who knew him, died last Friday at Danville, Pa., aged about 49 years. He was the last of a family of nine, seven of whom passed into the great beyond in the brief span of three years. His wife survives and four children - William, Anna, Mary and Nellie. The body arrived in Troy Friday evening and funeral services were held at St. John's Roman Catholic church Monday forenoon, the Rev. P. J. Durken officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. TGR 1914
Frederick B. ORCUTT - Troy Gazette-Register, July 10, 1919
Frederick B. Orcutt, for fifteen years a valued employee of the Troy Engine & Machine Company, who for more that two months had been confined to his bed with heart trouble, expired at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, aged 57 years. A genial, likeable man, with many friends, Mr. Orcutt was much interested in politics. He was an unwavering supporter of the Democratic party. He is survived by his wife, two daughters - Mrs. Harold Jones, and Miss Ella Orcutt, and three brothers. Funeral services were h held at St. John's church at 10 Wednesday morning by the Rev. Fathers Durkan and Foster and internment was in St. Johns cemetery. The large attendance included a number of relatives and friends from a distance."
PAFFENDORF –DOLLY SEELEY, 65 of Troy RR 2 died Saturday, May 6, 1995 at home after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in North Arlington, N.J. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy. Dolly devoted her life to her family and friends. She took great pleasure in caring for others, especially her grandchildren and her home. She is survived by her husband, Gordon W. Seeley Sr. of Troy; parents, Carl and Edna Paffendorf of Hollywood, Fla.; children, Curt and Candy Tofts of Troy, Deb and David LeVan of Troy and Randy Tofts of Connecticut; step-children, Gordon and Karen Seeley of Troy, Harvey and Marge Seeley of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Dr. Raymond and Betsy Seeley of Troy, John Seeley of Troy, Sarah Dunbar of Troy and Jean and Tom Chappell of Coudersport, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law Carl and Marge Paffendorf of Long Island, N.Y.; and Doris Corey, her nurse and dear friend during her illness. A memorial service will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home on Monday, May 8, 1995 at 7 p.m. with Father Stephen McGough officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Towanda, Pa. Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
PAGE ROBERTA E VINESKI
Roberta E. (PAGE), age 49 of Troy, Pa., Thursday, July 5, 1973 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa. Saturday fro 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home Sunday 8 p.m. The funeral will be Monday 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy, Pa. Rev. Paul Baier officiating. Burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Survived by husband Theodore; sons, Eric, Joseph, both of Troy, Pa. And Theodore of Newport News, Va.; daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Karen) Seeley of Troy, Pa., Miss Ann Marie Vineski at home, Mrs. Michael (Judith) Brozowski of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; mother, Mrs. Hazel Page of Troy, Pa.; brothers, George Page Jr. of Troy, Pa., Leonard Page of New Milford, Pa., Emory Page of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Harland (Evelyn) Stone, Mrs. Arthur (Marjorie) Leggett, and Mrs. Boyd (Betty) Bradford, all of Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary.
PAZZAGLIA John Peter Pazzaglia
88, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington. He was the loving husband of Pauline (Sinkew) Pazzaglia. The couple married August 29, 1953 and had 57 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6:00-7:45 PM on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. There will be a Rosary Service at 7:45 PM Sunday evening, August 28th at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 29, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church, on the corner of High and Exchange Streets in Troy, with his pastor, Rev. Fr. Michael McCormick officiating. Burial will follow Mass in St. John's Cemetery with military rites given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard. John was born on June 19, 1923 in Peckville, PA, son of the late Romalo and Italia (Passeri) Pazzaglia. He was a US Army veteran, serving his country during World War II. John worked for Hall Motors, had Johnny's Service Station in Elmira, and worked on the family farm until he retired in 1985. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Troy American Legion Post #49. John enjoyed being with his family, from baiting fishing hooks for his grandchildren to playing poker with his brothers. He enjoyed family birthday parties and get-togethers at holidays. When he was able, you could see John cruising around town on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. John is survived by his wife Pauline, his children: John Joseph (Velma) Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Roads, Patricia (Joel) Heiland of Hanover, PA, and James Paul (Christy) Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Roads, his grandchildren: Marc Speciale, Melissa Pazzaglia, Johnny Joe Pazzaglia, Victoria Pazzaglia, Stephanie Pazzaglia, Zachary (Amanda) Heiland, Justin Heiland, Justin (Meghan) Leonard, Amie (Kevin) Dutka, Brock (Jacquelyn) Everts, Jamie, Megan, and Krista Pazzaglia, great grandchildren: Eisley and Grady Leonard, and Christian Pazzaglia, his brothers: Ronald (Mary) Pazzaglia, and Fred Pazzaglia, and his nephews and nieces: David and Sue Pazzaglia, Steve Pazzaglia, Rick and Cindy Pazzaglia, Tommy Joe, and Michelle Pazzaglia. John was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter-in-law Tracey. Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to St. John's Catholic Church c/o St. Michael's Parish, 106 North Washington Street, Canton, PA 17724. Star Gazette – August 27, 2011
PEARSON - George C. Pearson
Mrs. F. J. Carroll of Pittsburg, Mrs. W. B. Kozer of near Milton and Fred T. Pearson of Rochester, were called to Troy the first of the week by the death of their father, George C. Pearson, who died at 9 o’clock Sunday evening, aged 73 years. George Pearson, another son of San Francisco, was not here. Mr. Pearson was a native of London, England. He came to America forty-two years ago. He located first at Antrim coming later to Troy. For many years he was identified with building operations in this boro and vicinity. Funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 2 Wednesday afternoon, followed by mass Thursday morning. Interment was in St. John’s cemetery by the side of his wife. TGR 1915
RAYMOND -AUDREY I. (RAYMOND) OKULA, 80, 0f Troy, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of Stephen C. Okula. The couple married May 17, 1958 and had 59 happy years together. Audrey was born on October 13, 1937 in East Moriches, NY, daughter of the late Henry O. and Audrey I. (Jessup) Raymond. For many years she was a Customer Service Representative for General Electric and was an Avon sales Reprehensive. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy and taught Sunday School there. Audrey enjoyed talking about politics including the Pro-Life movement and Racial Equality. She liked watching both horse and auto racing, and was a big Dale Earnhardt fan. She and Stephen raised and showed German Shepherds nationwide and was an officer in many dog organizations. Audrey volunteered at Rainbow Riders in Troy. After failing health took them to the Bradford County Manor, Audrey and Stephen were seen daily holding hands and watching the Catholic Channel on the television. As a supportive grandmother Audrey could always be seen at her grandchildren’s events, activities, and performances. Audrey is survived by her husband Stephen, her children: Paul (Norma-Jeanne) Okula of Center Moriches, NY; Sheila (Richard) Wilson of Troy, PA; and David (Shirley) Okula of Willard, MO. Her grandchildren: John Okula; Allison (Gino) Martuscello; Michelle (Marcus) Redline; Brian Wilson; Brittany Wilson and fiancée Damien Romaine; Christopher Wilson Jennifer (Steven) Wrightson; Jeffrey DeLeree; and Darlene (Allan) Chase; Laura Okula; great grandchildren: Rachael Ann and Christopher Okula; Luciana Rose and Joseph Paul Martuscello; Tyler and Brendan Wrightson; Mara and Brook Deleree; Draven, Jocelyn, and Amelia Chase; Carter Richard Redline her brother Robert Raymond of Grove City, OH; sister Katherine Raymond of Athens, PA; sister-in-law Jeneniene Raymond; several nieces and nephews including special niece Theresa Seitz and special nephew Kevin Raymond. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Henry Raymond and her sister Mary Raymond. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 11:30am at St. John’s Catholic Church, just off Exchange Street Troy, PA with Rev. Fr. Ed Michelini officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Audrey’s memory to the St. John’s Sunday School c/o St. Michael Parish 106 North Washington Street Canton, PA. -Canton Independent-Sentinel 2/8/2018
REIDY - McGee, Anna L (Reidy) - wife of the late James P McGee died in her home late Sunday evening, October 6,1946 after many months of failing health. She was a lifelong resident of Troy, born on May 3,1871, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morris Reidy. She took an active part in the affairs of St John’s Roman Catholic Church during her younger years, being a member of the Alter Society. She was devoted to her home and children and leaves many friends. Mrs. McGee is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ballard and five sons-James, Morris and Thomas of Troy; Francis, Jamestown, NY and Capt William J McGee, Camp Swift, Texas. The funeral was held from St John Church at 10am Wednesday morning. Father Thomas J Knight officiating with burial in the family plot in St John Cemetery.
Morris Reidy died at his home on Railroad street, Friday, March 22nd, at 4 o’clock, aged 68 years. He had been in poor health for nearly a year, suffering with stomach trouble. The funeral was held Monday morning at 9 o’clock, from the home, and at 10 o’clock at St. John’s church, Rev. W. H. Connonlly, officiating. Friends attended from Watkins, Elmira, Canton and Williamsport. Mr. Reidy was born in Ireland, and came to this country about 1853, directly to Troy, where he has since resided, with the exception of about two years at Gilletts. He worked on the railroad when it was first put in from Troy to Williamsport. He was married to Anna Lynch about five years after coming to this country. To them were born two children, Miss Bridget, of Elmira, and Thomas of Williamsport. On the death of his first wife he was married a second time to Johnanna Sullivan of Elmira. To them were born, Mrs. John Werdein of Elmira, Mary, the deceased wife, (as is) and Anna, the present wife of James McGee of Troy. He is survived by his wife and one brother, John of Canton. Decease was well-known here, and an honest, industrious man. TGR 1901
RILEY DR. FRANCIS H.
Dr. Francis H. Riley’s Death Causes Widespread Sadness
Seldom has a death caused more widespread sadness that that of Dr. Francis H. Riley, which occurred at 10:30 last Sunday evening, April 28th, in the home of the late Miss Nora Hourigan, Canton. Stricken while attending Miss Hourigan’s funeral on Wednesday morning, his condition remained about the same until Sunday evening, when he lost strength rapidly until the end came. Dr. Riley would have been 52 years old on the 19th of June. He was born in Tyler, McKean County, son of the late Thomas and Katherine Doud Riley. He was educated in the public schools of Tioga County, was graduated from Lock Haven State Normal School, taught for several years in New Jersey and elsewhere and was graduated in 1913 from the dental college of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Riley came to Troy 22 years ago to become associated with the late Dr. Robert C. Kendall and continued the practice following Dr. Kendall’s retirement. Of jovial, fun-loving disposition, he made and held an unusually wide circle of friends not only in Troy but throughout the county. He was a good citizen in every sense of the word and his smile, his cheery word of greeting will be missed more and more as time goes on. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic church, the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks and other minor organizations. He is the last of his immediate family but is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Christina Doud, who reared him from infancy. The very largely attended funeral was held from St. Johns Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Father J. A. O’Neill officiating and burial was in the beautiful Roman Catholic cemetery in Canton. Dr. Riley devoted much time to the lot, which is his last resting place, and did much in many ways for the cemetery.
RYAN - Alice Ryan McNulty –Widow of the late M J McNulty and for many years a resident of Troy, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Noone, Scranton, last Thursday, February 12th. Her death was unexpected. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Noone, a brother, P. J. Ryan of Elmira and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Reidy of Williamsport. Funeral services were held Monday morning and burial was in the family plot in St. Johns cemetery.
Gordon W. SEELEY SR., age 80, of Troy, PA died Friday, May 12, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. He was born in canton, PA on February 4, 1020, a son of Harvey William and Maude Seeley. Mr. Seeley owned and operated Gordon Seeley Petroleum for many years. He was a devoted family man and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. He was a WW II US Army veteran and a recipient of a Purple Heart. Mr. Seeley is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Marge Seeley of Hopewell Junction, NY, Dr. Raymond and Betsy Seeley of Troy, PA and John Seeley of Sylvania, PA; daughters and a son-in-law, Sarah Dunbar of Troy, Tom and Jean Chappell of Coudersport, PA and a daughter-in-law, Karen (George) Sargeant of Troy; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the husband of the late Mary Lenox Seeley who died in 1978 and Edna Dolly Pafferdorf Seeley who died in 1995. He was also preceded in death by his son, Gordon W. Seeley Jr. 1995; and brothers, Guy, Leon and Lloyd. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen as celebrant. Burial will be in the cemetery there. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Area School District Foundation, c/o Robert Grantier, 250 High Street, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 18, 2000
GORDON W. SEELEY JR. of RR 1, Box 475, Troy died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995 at home with his family around him. “Gordie” was born May 16, 1946 in Towanda to Gordon and Mary Lenox Seeley. The eldest of six children, he graduated from Troy High School in 1964 and became employed by his father’s oil delivery company, G. W. Seeley. Mr. Seeley went on to work for Williams Oil Co. in 1988 after his father’s business was sold. The love, support and encouragement that Mr. Seeley received while at Williams Oil during his long battle with cancer was a tribute to Gordie and his impact on those whom he met and worked with. Many will remember the grit that he showed, driving truck long hours while smiling through the effects of a devastating illness. On Oct. 28, 1995 a benefit dinner was hosted by the Troy Fire Department Auxiliary and Williams Oil at the Troy Fire House. Between 600 and 700 persons attended ant the evening was filled with love, compassion, warm recollections and the generous spirit of an area that gave something back to a man who always gave so much of himself. Vowing never to quit, he would look you straight in the eye and say, “I’ve never been sick a day in my life.” With a grin. The many friends that Mr. Seeley made through the course of his health care, too, demonstrated how he touched the lives of those around him. A hard day’s work, a love of the outdoors and being surrounded by his family and friends gave him satisfaction beyond words. Mr. Seeley was a life member of the Troy Fire Department and a two time recipient of the Fireman of the Year award. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion and St. John‘s Cemetery Association. Mr. Seeley attended St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Troy, where he served as an altar boy in his childhood. “Gordie” is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Karen Depew Seeley; a son, Steven Seeley, stationed with the United States Navy SeaBees in Little Creek, Va. and a daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Suzanne, Bradley and Tyler VanNoy of Granville; his father, Gordon W. Seeley of Leona Road, Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harvey and Marge Seeley of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Dr. Raymond and Betsi Seeley of Troy; brother, John Seeley of Troy; sister, Sara Dunbar of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Tom Chappell of Coudersport; stepsister and brothers, Debbie Levan and Curt Tofts, both of Troy and Randy Tofts of Connecticut; brother-in-law, Joseph Vineski, Esquire, Troy; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judith and Michael Brozowski, Wilkes-Barre and Ann and David Gustin, Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Mickey Vineski, Illinois; sister-in-law, Faith Depew, Columbia Cross Roads and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mr. Seeley wasp predeceased by his mother, Mary Lenox Seeley on Feb. 8, 1978 and his stepmother, Dolly Paffendorf Seeley on May 6, 1995. Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy on Friday, Nov. 10, 1995 from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. A prayer vigil and Rosary recitation will be held at 8:30 p.m. by Deacon William Graham at the funeral home. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy on Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995 at 11 a.m. with Father Stephen McGough officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to St. John’s Cemetery Association in acre of Joseph Vineski, P.O. Box 216 Troy, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SHANNON –MRS. ELIZABETH SHANNON HOOLEY, 88, widow of John J. Hooley of Troy, Pa. Friday evening, July 7, 1944 at a nursing home in Troy. Survived by daughter, Mrs. C. L. Black of Greensboro, N.C.; several nieces and nephews including May, Margaret and John Shannon of Troy. Body is at the home of John Shannon, Troy. Services Monday, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church Troy. St. John’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1944
MICHAEL SHANNON - A resident of Troy since 1854 died suddenly last Sunday morning of Bright’s disease from which he had suffered for a year or more. Deceased was born in County Limerick, England in 1842. He came to Troy in 1854 with his parents. His marriage to Katherine Trahey of Overton was solemnized November 7, 1863. Nine children were born to them, all of whom with the wife survive-Daniel E. of Canton; William H of Renova, Pa; John of Elmira; James of Corning; Mac of Patton, Pa; Mrs. John Handran, Elizabeth, Mae and Margaret. Five sisters also survive- Mrs. Margaret Pierce, Mrs. John Hooley, Mrs. Nellie Shaw, all of Troy, Mrs. Ted Burke of Canton and Mrs. Daniel Quaid of Ottawa, Illinois. The immediate family circle includes a niece Miss Katherine Trahey. A kindly man of the strictest integrity, the deceased justly enjoyed a large measure of popular respect and esteem. High mass was said over the remains at St John’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning by the Rev. Father Shields, assisted by Father John Butler of Blossburg. (Buried St. John’s Cemetery
SHEEHE James B., Jr. 67, of Troy, PA, died on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Dr. Janeen (Bartlett) Sheehe, DNSc, of Troy, PA. The couple was married in 1985 and had 21 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at St. Johns Catholic Church, Exchange and High Street, Troy, PA. Burial will follow the service in St. Johns Cemetery, with Military Honors given. Mr. Sheehe was born on June 7, 1939 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late James B. and Loretta (Conklin) Sheehe, Sr. Jim graduated from Notre Dame High School 50 years ago. His youngest son, Harry, will graduate from Notre Dame this year. Jim served in the Army during the Vietnam conflict. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science from Niagara University, and a Master of Science degree in Community Services Administration from Alfred University. Jim retired from the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY, where he was the Clinical Laboratory Supervisor. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic in Troy, Penn York Highlanders Pipe Band, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Jim enjoyed music, playing the bagpipes, and was a connoisseur of eclectic collections. Mr. Sheehe loved his family very much. They include his wife, Janeen; children, Harry J. Sheehe of Troy, PA, Grace Shaw of Dayton, NV, James (Alison) Sheehe, III of Sparks, NV, Catherine (Karl) McCrea of Sparks, NV; stepson and special friend, Dr. Joseph Lemak and Christine Harkness of Elmira, NY; stepdaughter and special friend, Dr. Jennifer Lemak and Brian Buff of Albany, NY; his grandchildren, Mary, Martha, India, Grace, Roslyn, RJ, Brennan, Ashley, Colin, Rebecca. Jim is also survived by his brother, Patrick Sheehe of Findlay, OH; sisters, Ann Sheehe Savage and Marie Sheehe, both of Elmira, NY; aunts and uncles, Harry and Ethel Sheehe of Elmira, NY, Mary and William Gallo of Van Etten, NY, and Clara Sheehe Kojak of Florida; brothers-in-law, William Savage of Elmira, NY, Jack Bartlett of Big Flats, NY, and Dan Bartlett of Caton, NY; sisters-in-law, Georgianna Sheehe of Findlay, OH, Daniene Bartlett of Big Flats, NY, and Kathleen Bartlett of Caton, NY; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many friends, especially the members of the Penn-York Highlanders Ladies from Hell Pipe Band. His parents; his sister, Loretta Sheehe McCarthy; and mother-in-law, Arlene Bennett Bartlett preceded Mr. Sheehe in death. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. O'Brien and the nursing staff of 5 Main of the Robert Packer Hospital for the wonderful care Jim was given during his stay there. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Notre Dame High School in Jim's memory would be appreciated.
SINKEW - STELLA S. CHERKIS
Services for Stella Sinkew Cherkis, 74, 912 Grand Central Ave., Elmira, who died May 24, 1981, were held at St. Cecilia Church, Elmira, on May 27, with the Rev. Paul Baier officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Troy. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. John (Pauline) Pazzaglia, Columbia Cross Roads, and Mrs. Rosendo (Mary) Garcia, New Mexico; sons, E. John Sinkew, Belen, NM, and Joseph Sinkew, Richmond, VT; six brothers; a sister; 11 grandchildren. (TGR, Thursday, May 28, 1981)
Augustus E. SNEDEKER
Augustus E. Snedeker was born in Canastota, N. Y., November 11, 1846 and died April 14, 1914, at Snedekers, PA. He was the son of William H. and Eliza (Gray) Snedeker. His boyhood was spent in the state of New York. He came with his parents in March, 1865, to Columbia township. He assisted his father in business until November, 1886, when he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, C. W. Mitchell, in the manufacture of lumber in Troy township. In 1893, Snedeker & Mitchell bought a tract of timber land of Mrs. Edward Harrison (nee Grace Wells) in Columbia township. Mr. Snedeker represented the firm continuously at Snedekers until April, 1913, when the partnership was dissolved. He was married June 6, 1890, to Julia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Grimes of Troy, Pa., who survives him with one son, John Edward, who is a student in his junior year at the University of Pennsylvania. A younger son, William Henry, died in early boyhood. His funeral was held at St. John’s Catholic church, April 19, 1914, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Burial was in St. John’s cemetery. TGR 1914
SULLIVAN Catherine - The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Handran, who died Friday, was held at St. John’s Church Monday morning. Rev. J. J. Golden officiated and interment was in the family plot in St. John’s cemetery. Mrs. Handran was 80 and came to Troy about 60 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Jones, of Elmira and two sons, M. J. Handran and J. J. Handran, both of Troy and four grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Morris Reidy of Troy, also survives. TGR 1922
SULLIVAN –MRS. ELIZABETH S. ORCUTT, Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan Orcutt, widow of Frederick Orcutt, resident of Troy,, Pa., died Wednesday night (July 31, 1930) at Owego. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold Jones of Troy, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Sparhawk of Norwood, N.J.; a grandson, Charles Sparhawk. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. John Church at Troy, Pa. Burial in the St. John Cemetery, Troy, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/1/1930
JOSEPH W. SZCZECH
Joseph W. Szczech, 78, Gillett RR 2, PA, died Sunday, May 8, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born September 20, 1915 in Passaic, NJ, the son of John and Frances Menarska Szczech. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy, and a former parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elmira, NY. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army. He moved to Gillett in 1967 after being a dairy farmer for 42 years in Belle Mead, NJ. He retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY in 1979 after having worked there for 12 years. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Somerville, NJ and a charter member of the Wells Jackson Lions Club. He was also a member of the Soaring Polka Association, the Garrett Miller Senior Citizens Center, the St. John's Brother Society and the Association of the sons of Poland. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Josephine Mundy Szczech; children, Joseph R. of Gillett, PA, Louis (Donald) Wilbur of Millerton, PA, Barbara, at home, Robert (Donna) of Gillett, Frances (Joseph) Weed of Milan, PA, Elizabeth (Richard) Fletcher of Gillett and Leona, at home; 11 grandchildren; two sisters and one brother; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters. A funeral Mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy on May 13 (10 am) with Father Bert S. Kozen as Celebrant and burial to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. A vigil was to be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Contributions may be made to the Joseph W. Szczech Memorial Fund, the Wells Jackson Lions Club, in care of Al Weisskopf, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, May 12, 1994)
TOBIN - Dr. James M. Tobin, a native of Troy was found dead in bed Saturday morning at his home in St. Marys. Death was due to heart failure. He had been a dentist in St. Mary’s for several years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Alice and Rose Mary Tobin, his mother, Mrs. Catherine Tobin of Ridgeway, one brother, Albert Tobin of St. Marys, and three sisters, Miss Rose Tobin of Ridway, Mrs. A. J. Helfirsch of Kittaning, Pa., and Miss Dorothy Tobin, a nurse of Baltimore, Md. He was a nephew of Miss Alice Grimes and Mrs. John McLane of Ridgway, both known here, and of Mrs. J. E. Snedeker of this boro. The remains were brought to Troy Monday evening, and funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. John’s church, the Rev. John Butler, of Stroudsburg, a cousin, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s cemetery. TGR 1922
VINESKI, Francis L., age 77, of Troy, Pa., Friday, Feb. 1, 1974 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. John’s Church, Troy, Pa. Monday at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Flynn officiating, burial St. John’s Cemetery , Troy, Pa. Flowers gratefully declined. The family requests that donations may be made to the Heart Fund. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ted (Marion) Phillips and Mrs. Watson (Margaret) Williams, both of Troy, Pa.; sons, Theodore of Troy and Robert of Canton, Pa.; brothers, Albert of Troy and Max of Florida; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired railway express agent, and communicant of St. John’s Church on Troy.
VINESKI Margaret T. (Peg) Williams
age 93, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a brief illness. Peg was born July 22, 1919 in Troy, Pa., a daughter of the late Francis and Rachel Wilcox Vineski. She graduated from the Troy High School a member of the class of 1937. She married Watson O. Williams of Troy on Oct. 30, 1937 and he predeceased her on Aug. 25, 1994. She was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Troy and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was 50-plus year member of the American Legion Brooks Flick Post No. 49 Auxiliary of Troy. Surviving is her daughter A. Doreen (Robert) Hurley of Dushore, Pa.; son Robert F. (Darlene) Williams of Troy; daughter-in-law Marcella L. Williams of Wellsboro, Pa.; sister-in-law Gwen Vineski of Calif.; grandchildren Laura Williams, Brenda Brewster, Shannon Strobridge, Christopher Hurley, Nicholas Hurley and Robert Hurley; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by son Thomas V. Williams in 1996 and a granddaughter Marcy Morseman; a great-grandson Shane Morseman; two brothers Theodore Vineski in 1994 and Robert Vineski in 1996; and a sister Marian Frances Phillips in 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Troy, Pa., with the Rev. Michael McCormick, presiding. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Troy. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are directed to St. John's Catholic Church, c/o St. Michael's Church, 24 North Washington St., Canton, PA 17724. Towanda Daily Review – December 18, 2012
VINESKI Marian Frances PHILLIPS
92, formerly of Sylvania and Troy, PA, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY. She was the loving wife of the late Fleming "Ted" Richard Phillips who died on October 26, 1982. The couple married May 11, 1940 and had 42 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Marian's life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Deacon William Graham officiating. Burial will follow the service in St. John's Cemetery in Troy. Marian was born on October 13, 1916 in Granville Summit, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Rachel (Wilcox) Vineski. She was a Troy High School graduate and a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. Marian was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marian is survived by her sons, Richard (Barb) Phillips of DuBois, PA and James Phillips of Montrose, PA; her daughter, Diane (Gary) McCarthy of Horseheads, NY; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Williams; along with several nieces and nephews. Marian is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ted; and her brothers, Robert and Ted Vineski. Contributions may be made in Marian's memory to St. John's Catholic Church c/o St. Michael's Parish, 24 North Washington St., Canton, PA 17724. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2009
MISS MARIE VINESKI – Services for Miss Marie Vineski, 72, Troy, were held Aug. 31, 1965 at St. John’s Church, Troy with the Rev. T. J. Carlin officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Troy. Miss Vineski died Aug. 28 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was a life long resident of Troy Borough, a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of St. John’s Church and of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Pennsylvania Railroad telegraph operator at one time, a Citizens Mutual Telephone operator, an employee of the Martha Lloyd School in Troy and a clerk in the former Vineski Drug Store in Troy. Surviving are brothers, Vincent, Frank and Albert, all of Troy and Max of Dundee, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
ROBERT R. VINESKI, 75 died August 9, 1996 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL. He was born February 28, 1921 in Troy, Pa the son of Francis and Rachel Wilcox Vineski. Mr. Vineski graduated from Troy High School, attended the University of PA and graduated from the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA in 1948. He was a respected attorney who practiced law in Troy and Canton areas for over 30 years and was an original partner of the law firm of Vineski, Brann, Williams and Caldwell, Troy. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a member of VFW Post 8675 and a life member of the American Legion Post 49, Troy. He was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Sarasota, FL and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #429, Canton, the Canton Lodge #415 F. & A.M., the Williamsport and Towanda Consistories of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites and former member of the Bradford County and PA Bar Associations. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Gwen Garrison Vineski, 130 Whispering Sands Circle, Sarasota, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Nacy Vineski, Big Pond, PA; sons, Robert R. Jr. and John, Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bruce Samson, Yucaipa, CA; granddaughter, Lauren Samson; sisters, Marion Phillips and Margaret Williams, Troy and several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Francis in 1974, mother, Rachel in 1942 and his brother, Theodore in 1994. Funeral arrangements will be in the care of the National Cremation Society. Further arrangements will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery Association, c/o Joseph Vineski, PO Box 216, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THEODORE V. VINESKI
Theodore V. Vineski, 76, of Troy, PA, died at his home Friday, November 25, 1994. He was born January 18, 1918 to Francis and Rachel Wilcox Vineski. He attended Troy High and attended Elmira College for a period before enlisting in the US Army, serving in the Signal Corps in World War II. Mr. Vineski worked for F.P. Case and Sons in Troy, Terwilliger Electric in Elmira, NY and Schoonover Plumbing and Heating in Canton before going into business on his own as a commercial electrical contractor. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy; treasurer of its Cemetery Association; a member of the Brooks-Flick Post of the Troy American Legion; and a member of the Troy VFW, the 40&8 and the Knights of Columbus. He was a dedicated and well known volunteer at Troy Community Hospital and the Martha Lloyd School. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Judith and Michael Brozowski of Wilkes-Barre, PA; son, Theodore F. Vineski of Waukegan, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gordon Seeley Jr. of Troy; son, Joseph S. Vineski of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and David Gustin of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Robert Vineski of Sarasota, FL; sisters, Mrs. Marian Phillips of Troy and Mrs. Margaret Williams of Troy; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Rachel Wilcox Vineski, in 1944; his father, Francis Vineski, in 1972; his first wife, Marjorie Kendra Vineski, in 1954; his second wife, Roberta Page Vineski, in 1972; and a son, Eric DePew, in 1993. A funeral Mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy on November 28 with Father Bert Kozen as celebrant and burial to be in St. John's Cemetery. Military honors were accorded. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Remembrances may be directed to St. John's Catholic Church in Troy; Troy Community Hospital; or to Rainbow Riders in his memory. Donations to these groups may be sent to Joseph S. Vineski, RR 1, Box 475, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, December 1, 1994)
VIRA - HELEN T. FABISZAC
Helen T. Fabiszac, age 80, of Gillett, RR 2, PA died Sunday, May 24, 1998 at Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. Helen was born March 31, 1918 in Parryopolis, PA, the daughter of Basil and Rosalie Vira. She was the wife of the late Anthony Fabiszac. Mrs. Fabiszac is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Fabiszac of Gillett, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and John McKinney of CA; six grandchildren. Graveside services were held May 27 (3 pm) at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery with Father Bert S. Kozen officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy (calling hours there from 2-3 pm).(TGR, May 28, 1998)
WALENT Mr. Richard D. Walent
Richard D. Walent, age 70, of Sugar Run, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2012, with his loving wife at his side. Richard was born in Lyndwood on May 29, 1942, a son of the late Ambrose and Helen Milukas Walent. He graduated from Hanover Township Memorial High School in the class of 1959. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force from which he was honorably discharged. He then went to work for the CIA; he was trained in Panama, and worked in Vietnam. After retiring from the CIA, Richard went back to school and got a job as a tool and die maker for Foster Wheeler Co. and from which he retired in 1992. He met his wife to be, the former Irene Prentice in 1980. They were married on April 30, 1981. Richard was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist, Wyalusing. He was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. He was an avid Penn State fan. He loved spending time with his family, whether it was going on outings, or just taking a ride in the country. Richard also loved working outside around the house. Surviving are his wife, Irene, at home; daughter Maribeth Haczewski of Kingston; son David Walent and fiancé Jodi Intelicato of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Jerry Walent of Red Lands, Calif.; and several grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Wyalusing United Methodist, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dale L. Russell officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at, St. John's Cemetery, 773 St. John's Road, St. John's, PA 18247. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard's name can be made to the American Cancer Society , Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Towanda Daily Review – July 10, 2012
DONALD E. WILBER age 73, of Troy, PA passed away unexpectedly at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was born on July 31, 1947 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Leslie and Dorothy (Robson) Wilber. Donald was the husband of Louise (Szczech) Wilber with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2020, at which time they renewed their wedding vows. He began his work career as an assemblyman and worked his way up to delivery sales manager for American LaFrance. Donald then worked for LaFrance Equipment as a truck salesman. After that, he was a truck salesman for Albee Trucks which was purchased by Beam Mack in Elmira, NY. He was a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War and was of member of the Lions Club of Tioga and Bradford Counties as well as an honorary member of the Big Elm Fire Department in Daggett, PA. Donald loved his restored 1987 Corvette, nicknamed “#1 Wet Vet.” Donald is survived by his wife, Louise; sons Scott E. Wilber and Steven E. Wilber of Millerton, PA; daughter Kimberly J. Wilber of Elmira Heights, NY; brother Gerald “Jerry” (Barb) Wilber of Pine City, NY; sister Joyce (Joe) Nichols of Lawrenceville, PA and 7 grandchildren, Josh Wilber, Sarah Wilber, Mikayla Wilber, Hunter White, Jacob Rightmire, Emily Rightmire and Riley Doan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard “Dick” Wilber, and sister JoAnn Morrell. A funeral service, which will be announced at a later date, will be held at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Burial will take place in the Saint John Cemetery in Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Big Elm Fire Department, P.O. Box 249 Millerton, PA or to Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 133 Exchange St., Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2021
WILLIAMS - MARCY A. MORSEMAN
Marcy A. (Williams) Morseman, Troy RR 2, PA, died Monday, March 19, 2001 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 32 years old. Born on June 17, 1968 in Troy, PA she was the daughter of Robert F. and Darlene R. (Alexander) Williams. As a young woman, Marcy grew up on the Leona Road in Troy Township. She attended and was a 1986 graduate of the Troy Area Schools where she participated in Trojan softball. In recent years, Marcy was employed as a nurse's aide at the Bradford County Manor until failing health no longer permitted her to keep working. In recent years, Marcy was employed as a nurse's aide at the Bradford County Manor until failing health no longer permitted her to keep working. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy. In addition to her parents, Bob and Tootie Williams of Troy, Marcy is survived by a son, Shayne F. Morseman of Ewing, Nebraska; a daughter, Krista M. Morseman of Troy, PA; grandmother, Margaret Williams of Troy, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Roger Strobridge of Troy, PA; her spouse, Gary Morseman of Ewing, NB; two nieces and a nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mercy was recently preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Catherine Alexander, on February 23, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 20 at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Sullivan serving as celebrant and assisted by Mr. William Graham. Interment was to be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Marcy's loving memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 2001)
SHANNON WILLIAMS, 50, was taken from Earth unexpectedly to be joined with her mother and sister on April 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. Shannon was born December 23, 1966 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Robert “Bob” Williams of Troy and the late Darlene “Tootie” (Alexander) Williams..She was a member of Troy High School’s graduating class of 1984. Shannon will be remembered for her empathy for others. She enjoyed decorating her home and was a talented crafter, cook and baker. In earlier years Shannon especially enjoyed following her children’s sports activities. In addition to her father Bob Williams, surviving are three children; Kaitlyn (Matt) Machmer, Zachary Strobridge and Makenzie Strobridge all of Troy; a niece, Krista (Brock) Nichols of Upper Darby, PA and several cousins. Shannon was predeceased by her mother Darlene; sister, Marcy Morseman and a nephew, Shayne Morseman. Services will be private as well as burial in St. John’s Cemetery, Troy. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. -Canton Independent-Sentinel 5/4/2017
Watson Williams, 78, of Case Street, Troy, PA, died Thursday, August 25, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born July 6, 1916 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of William and Dorothy Gritzsmaker Williams. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy. Mr. Williams was formerly employed with the Troy Engine Machine Co. He owned and his own barbershop in Troy for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Margaret (Peg) Vineski Williams; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Marcella Darrow Williams of Wellsboro and Robert F. and Darlene Williams of Troy RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Robert Hurley of Dushore; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; an uncle, Norbert Lavern Gritzsmaker of Bedford, PA; an aunt and uncle, Frances and Willis Porter of Sun City, FL; several nieces and nephews; sister and brother-in-law, Gwen and Bob Vineski of Sarasota, FL; sister-in-law, Marian Phillips of Troy; and brother-in-law, Ted Vineski of Troy. A funeral Mass was celebrated August 27 at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy with Father Bert S. Kozen as celebrant and burial to be in St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, September 1, 1994)
WILLS, CHARLES, Services for Charles (Chet) Wills, 68, Troy, were held April 11 at St. Johns Catholic Church with Father Stephen McGough officiating and burial in St. Johns Cemetery. Mr. Wills died April 19, 1984 at home. He was born Dec. 16, 1915 in Renovo, PA. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and Troy American Legion Brooks Flick Post 49 and Troy VFW Congdon-Bailey Post 8675, life member of Oscoluwa Engine & Hose Co., member of 8-pt Hunting Club of Canton and a former member of Troy Lions. He was a WWII veteran. He is survived by nieces, Mrs. Roger(Gay) Bolt of Mainesburg, Mrs. James (Sharon) Kelley of Elmira and Mrs. Roy (Rosemary) Jones of Wellsburg; nephews, Leo Wills of Troy and Waldon Bailey of Towanda; seven great-nephews; five great-nieces; sister-in-law, Mrs. Leidy (Jean) Smith, Gillett; special friend Wayne (Rocky) Rockwell, Troy. (TGR April 12, 1984)
WINTER, PETER J. III, Peter J. Winter III, 24, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD3, died September 18, 1987 as a result of a highway accident. He was born on June 29, 1963 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Peter and Joan (Dessalet) Winter. Mr. Winter served in the U.S. Army for four years and was currently employed at the Eureka Company, third shift, in Troy, PA. In addition to his parents, Mr.Winter is survived by sisters, Mrs. George (Denise) Aumick of Mainesburg, Pa and Patricia Winter at home; maternal grandmother, Sophia Dessalat of Croydon, PA; niece, Samantha Aumick; several aunts, uncles ad cousins. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy on September 22 with Father Stephen McGough officiating and burial to be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. (TGR Sept. 24, 1987)
John WYNNE Dead.
Many friends here were sorrowed to learn of the death of John Wynne, a former resident of Troy, at his home in Rochester, which occurred early yesterday morning after a few hours’ illness with heart disease. John was possessed of a kindly and generous nature having many friends here, where he was employed for a long term of years at Oliver’s Mills. He was a first class workman, and had employment in a large moulding factory at Rochester, where he removed from Troy. The remains will be brought to Troy, funeral services to be conducted at St. John’s church Friday morning at 11 o’clock by Father Connolly. Burial will be made here. TGR 1903
? BURKE - Mrs. Mary Burke of Troy Tuesday, September 6, of bowel trouble, aged 80 years. Funeral services conducted this morning at 10 o’clock from St. John’s church. TGR 1904
? JUANITA F. JANDA
Juanita F. Janda, 85, Hillcrest Apartments in Troy, died Tuesday, February 19, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born June 24, 1905 in the country of Nicaragua. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy and the Troy Senior Citizens. She was employed at Martha Lloyd School, Troy, for a number of years. Mrs. Janda is survived by her granddaughters, Christine Grant of Spofford, NH, Jacqueline O'Steen of River View, FL and Linda Davis, Putney, VT; daughter-in-law, Margaret Janda Zemla of Bedminster, NJ; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Chloe, Hester and Severin Grant, Eugene Woodward and Joyce Korn; very dear friend, George Valle Sr. of Ocala, FL and special friend, Pauline Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Janda Sr. in 1984 and sons, Gerhard Janda in 1974 and Joseph Janda Jr. in 1981. A funeral Mass was celebrated February 22 at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy with Father Stephen McGough as Celebrant and burial to be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Catholic Church in care of Mrs. Theresa Hubler, 150 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, February 21, 1991)