Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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C. HAL BRINK, 82, of Park Place Apartments, Wyalusing, died early Monday morning, June 27, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief fight with cancer. Born June 16, 1912, in LeRaysville, he was the son of the late Albert W. and Mabel Brown Brink. He was a graduate of LeRaysville High School, Class of 1932. Hal was an avid baseball and basketball player in his youth and enjoyed discussing sports with his grandchildren. Mr. Brink was a decorated staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Hal worked on various construction jobs prior to his employment at G.T.E. Sylvania, where he worked nearly 20 years, retiring in 1974. Hal touched many lives and felt rewarded if he could help others. Surviving are: a son, Halbert Brink of LeRaysville RR 2; a son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Donna Brink of LeRaysville RR 2; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynne and Donald Cronk of Montrose RR 1: six grandchildren: Timothy Brink of Litchfield, Tyler Brink of Fenelton, Pa., Eric and Geren Brink, both of LeRaysville, and Janson and Leah Cronk, both of Montrose; three great-grandchildren: a sister, M. Kathryn Racht of LeRaysville; a brother-in-law, Elton B. Parker of Lakeland, Fla: and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Marian Parker and Eleanor Clink. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, June 29, 1994, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Steven D. Crabtree, pastor of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville and Potterville, officiating. Following the memorial service, the Wyalusing American Legion No. 534 will accord military honors at the funeral home. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville, at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in C. Hal Brink’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BRINK –IRENE R. HICKS, 75, of 58 Main St., LeRaysville, died early Friday, October 6, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 29, 1914 in Rome Township, she was the daughter of Lewis and Louise Bump Brink. On June 29, 1933 she married Harold G. Hicks. He preceded her in death December 6, 1980. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her son, Philip D. Hicks, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Elbert E. and Carol Hicks of Barton RD 1, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Howard Sharer of Laceyville RD 2; Frances and Edwin Martin of Humboldt, Arizona; two daughters, Patricia Hicks at home, and Jane Sanders of LeRaysville; a son-in-law, William Lantz of LeRaysville; nineteen grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Lantz, in 1979, and by a grandson, Rick Lantz, in 1986. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
Harold F. BRISTER of LeRaysville is Taken by Death
Harold. F. Brister, highly regarded LeRaysville resident, died Tuesday morning at his home following a long period of failing health. He was 72 years of age.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Bristerhad been engaged in the antique business but prior to that was a farmer, and then was in the mercantile business. He was very active in the civic affairs of his community, having been president of the school board for some years, and he also was active in the functions of the Congregational Church at LeRaysville. He was a deacon of the church at the time of his death and had been Sunday School superintendent for a number of years. He was also a past master of LeRay Lodge, F.& A. M. Surviving are his wife, Mertelle; four daughters, Mrs. Stephen Webb of Rome, Mrs. Golden Mallow of Wellsboro, Mrs. Frederick Coleman of LeRaysville, Mrs. Charles Beers of Wysox; Three grandchildren and several cousins.
The body was moved from the Pinnock Funeral Home at LeRaysville to the family home where friends may call at any time. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. R.A> Merrifield and Rev. Phillip J. Cleveland officiating. Buril will be in LeRaysville cemetery with LeRay Lodge having charge of the services at the grave.
Towanda Daily Review – 22 Sep 1959
CAMP –MRS. CHRISTINE C. GAGE, 92, formally of LeRaysville and Philadelphia, died at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock, on Monday, dec. 7, 1998. Born in Sayre on June 8, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Theron E. and Mary Louise Goodall camp. Mrs. Gage was the wife of the late Dr. Horace W. Gage. She was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School, Meshoppen, Pa., and also of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of the Neath Congregational Church, Neath, Pa. and past member of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. She is survived by a son, Rev. William H. Gage of Philadelphia; a daughter, Mrs. Elisabeth G. Wohlgemuth of Old Town, Maine; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Janet Niblock Gage of Barnstable, Mass.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Gage, who died in 1968. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Neath Congregational Church on Thursday evening, Dec. 10, 1998, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements were made through the Sheldon funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Neath Congregational Church Missionary fund, Neath, Pa. or to the Send International of U.S., Box 5813, Farmington, Mich. (for Far East Russian Ministries). –Towanda Daily Review.
CRANDAL –ELECTRA C. POWELL, 82 of Towanda, PA died February 25, 1989 in the William Penn Nursing home in Lewistown, PA. She was born July 15, 1906 in Stevensville, PA, the daughter of Rowland and Evangeline (Porter) Crandal. She was a retired school teacher in the Towanda School District and a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She is survived by son, Rowland Powell of Lewistown RD 6; daughter, Elsie K. Powell of Troy, PA; sister, Sarah Hoyt of New Albany; four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1987 and a sister. Funeral services were held March 4 (2p.m.) at the Burlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Livermore officiating and interment to be in LeRaysville Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be direct to the Bradford County Library in West Burlington. –Troy Gazette-Register
DR. HORACE WHITE GAGE, 80, of LeRaysville died Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 1982, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in LeRaysville on May 24, 1901, he was the son of the later Horace W. and Julia Johnson Gage. Dr. Gage was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, Class of 1924. Upon graduation, he set up his practice in Glenside, Pa. until his retirement in 1967 when he and his wife Christine (Camp) Gage moved to LeRaysville. Dr. Gage was a former member of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia where he was an elder for many years. He was a member of, and deacon of, the Neath Welsh Congregational Church in Neath, Pa. and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the state of Connecticut. Surviving besides his wife are: one son, the Rev. William H. Gage of Philadelphia: a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Wohlgemuth of Old Town, Me.; nine grandchildren: one great-grandson; a sister, Miss Marian E. Gage of LeRaysville, and one nephew. Dr. Gage was predeceased by a son Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Gage of the U.S. Navy Air Force, on Oct. 16, 1968. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. from the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, Pa. with the Rev. George M. Jatko, Pastor of the church, and the Rev. William H. Gage of the Norris Square Presbyterian Church, Phila., officiating. Interment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church or radio station WPEL in Montrose, Pa. Arrangements are being handled by the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
GORHAM - Florence Erdine Belcher, 96, of Waterview Drive, Calabash, N.C., formerly of Orwell Township, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. Born on Jan. 19, 1913, in Orwell Township she was a daughter of the late Claude S. and Ora Manchester Gorham. She was a retired lifelong farmer. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law Erdine and Carl Moore of Towanda, Pa., and Mary Lee and Raymond McDowell of Calabash, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Levi Roof of Rome Township, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Sunset Beach Community Church, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., by the Rev. Richard Farran and another in Pennsylvania to be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville, Pa. Memorials may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Service in Pennsylvania; Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 A. 17th St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401; and/or the Sunset Beach Community Church, PO Box 7809, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
GORHAM - Florence Erdine Belcher, 96, of LeRaysville, Pa., died on Feb. 6, 2009, at the home of her daughter MaryLee McDowell of Calabash, N.C. She was the wife of the late George W. Belcher and the daughter of the late Claude S. Gorham and Ora Manchester Gorham. She retired from the family dairy farm after assisting her grandson with the milking until she was 90. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Erdine and Carl Moore of Towanda, Pa., and MaryLee and Raymond McDowell of Calabash; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Levi Roof of Orwell Township, Rome, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Sunset Beach Community Church by the Rev. Richard Farrand. A memorial service will be held in LeRaysville at a later date at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to HOPS Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler, RD 1, Rome, PA 18837; Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S. 17th St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401; and/or the Sunset Beach Community Church, PO Box 7809, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469. Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory Shallotte, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements. Lyle Rockwell.
PATRICIA HICKS, 50, of Main Street, LeRaysville, died Thursday morning, June 25, 1998 at her home. Born Jan. 29, 1948, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Harold G. and Irene R. Brink Hicks. Patricia was a graduate of the Northeast Bradford High School and was active in the LeRaysville community. She was well-known and possessed many friends. Surviving are a brother, Philip D. Hicks of LeRaysville; a brother and sister-in-law, Elbert E. and Carol Hicks of Richmond, Va.; two sisters and brothers-in-la, Joyce and Howard Sharer of Laceyville RR 2 and Frances and Edwin Martin of Humboldt, Ariz.; a sister, Jane Sanders of LeRaysville; a brother-in-law, William Lantz of LeRaysville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold G. Hicks, in 1980; her mother, Irene R. Hicks, in 1989; and a sister, Carol Lantz, in 1979. A funeral and committal service will be held Friday evening, June 26, 1998 at 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Steven Crabtree, pastor of Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville, Pa. in Patricia Hicks’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
JOHNSON Robert - Robert Smallwood ("Bob") Johnson of
Sharpsburg, Ga., died
from a stroke on Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. He died peacefully and on his own terms with his family by his side. Bob was born on Aug. 6, 1932, to the late Olyn C. and Dorothy Powell Johnson of LeRaysville, Pa. He is survived by: his wife Shirley; son Dan, daughter-in-law Debbie and grandson Zach of Augusta, Ga.; son Jay, daughter-in-law Cindy and grandson Brooks of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Phebe Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.; nieces Anne Johnson and Barbara Samuels of Baltimore, Md., Sara Sweitzer and husband John of Austin, Texas, and their children Jason of Elon, N.C., Jennifer of Dallas, Texas and Laura of Elon, N.C., and Amy R. Johnson and husband Byron Butterworth of Raliegh, N.C. Mr. Johnson was preceded by his brothers Kenneth P. and Donald C. Johnson. Bob was raised on his parents' dairy and poultry farm in LeRaysville, Pa. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, He graduated from Syracuse University in electrical engineering and worked for Western Electric and then the Bell companies for years, finally retiring with Bell South Corporation in the early 1980s. Bob and Shirley have resided in the Atlanta metro area since 1978. Bob enjoyed his retirement, spending his time working in his immaculate yard, traveling, hiking, ballroom dancing and relaxing on the back porch with Shirley. Known as a perfectionist, he enjoyed discussing and debating almost any issue with his friends and family. At various times in his life he served others through the church, as a Little League coach, as a volunteer fireman and as a reliable source of knowledge and advice. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held in the LeRaysville, Pa., area later this summer. Bob's ashes will eventually be interred in the LeRaysville Cemetery. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to LeRaysville Cemetery Assoc., RR 1, Box 209, Rome, PA 18837, or HOPS, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. – Towanda Daily Review, May 19, 2010
MANCHESTEROra (Manchester) Gorham, 103
Ora Gorham, 103, of RR 2 LeRaysville, Orwell Township, died Friday evening, May 17, 1996, at her home. Born June 8, 1892, in Potterville Pa., she was the oldest of 10 children of Edwin and Erdine Pendleton Manchester. After teaching briefly in the South Hill School, she married Claude S. Gorham on May 1, 1912. He had been the school principal in Orwell. Mr. And Mrs. Gorham raised Jersey cows on the Gorham Farm for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 11, 1966. She was a member of the Orwell Grange and the Potterville Ladies Aid. Ora enjoyed gardening, needle crafts and genealogy. Surviving are a daughter, Florence Belcher of LeRaysville RR 2; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Levi Roof of Rome RR 1; grandchildren, Edwin Roof of Bedford, Texas, Ruth White of Lakeland, Fla., Cynthia Russell of Rome RR 1, Levetta Comstock of LeRaysville RR 2, Sandra Roof of Knoxville, Tenn., Juanita Campbell of LeRaysville RR 2, Belinda Snodgrass of Rome RR 1, Erdine Moore of Towanda, Marylee McDowell of Maple Shade, N.J.; 22 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Manchester of Leesburg, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Manchester of Towanda RR 2; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave, Towanda. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 20, 1996 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven D. Crabtree, pastor of the United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville, officiating. Interment will be in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville. The family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the Potterville Community Hall in care of Mrs. Milrae Edsell, RR 1, Rome, Pa., 18837 in Mrs. Gorham’s memory. (See Photos)
Daily Review – 19 May 1996
Luther MULNO Sr., 87
Luther Raymond Mulno Sr., 87, of LeRaysville died on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y. He was born on Jan. 16, 1916, in Nordmonte, Pa., a son of the late Wallace and Florence Rheinhart Mulno. Luther had a great passion for farming and assisted many area farmers with their daily operations. In addition, he was employed at the Floyd Preston Sawmill in LeRaysville. He enjoyed visiting with others and playing bingo, and also participated in other activities while at the nursing home. Luther is survived by his children: sons and daughters-in-law, Luther Mulno Jr. of Towanda, Roger and Sue Mulno of Janesville, Wis., and Donald and Sue Mulno of Towanda; his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Rice of Towanda, Charlene Hipple of Canton, Charla Bump, Sharon and Richard Chilson, all of Towanda, and Marilyn and Thomas Williams of Barton, N.Y. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his friends at the Tioga Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Eudora Miller Mulno, on Feb. 11, 1975; a stepson, Elwood "Sonny" Miller; and 10 brothers and sisters. Funeral services for Luther will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. David C. Seaver, chaplain of Spiritual Care, Lourdes Hospice, officiating. Interment will follow in the LeRaysville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m
Daily Review, Tom" NORTHROP Jr., 75, formerly of North Main Street, Rome, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. orn Oct. 21, 1927, in Johnson City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Amos Wellman and Hazel Norton Northrop Sr. Amos was a 1945 graduate of the Rome Consolidated High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Following his honorable discharge from the Army in March of 1947, Amos attended Mansfield State Teachers College, where he majored in English and history. He also attended the Lowell School of Business in Binghamton, N.Y. Mr. Northrop was formerly employed by Farmers National Bank in Rome. Amos was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He was a past master and 50-year member of the Roman Masonic Lodge No. 418 F&AM. He also belonged to the Towanda Scottish Rite Bodies, 4th to 18th degree, Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree; Wysox Odd Fellows Lodge No. 1152; and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Pamela Northrop of Towanda; a sister, Dorothy Gerould of Rome; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Gary Foose of Nesquehoning, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jane Bensley, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Roman Lodge No. 3418 F&AM will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Hazel Northrop Memorial Scholarship Fund, Northeast Bradford High School, RR 1, Box 211 B, Rome, Pa. 18837, in Mr. Northrop's memory. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman
ROLLISON –RUTH P. PECK, 83, of Halsey Valley Road, Barton, N.Y., and formerly of LeRaysville, Pa., went home to be with her Lord Sunday evening, June 18, 2000. Rut was born May 25, 1917, in South Canaan, Pa., a daughter of the late Lavern II and Sarah Jane Snedeker Rollison. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed tending to her houseplants. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Edward P. Peck on Feb. 11, 1988, and a sister, Edith Nosal. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vern and Connie Peck of North Orwell; her grandson, Benjamin and Stephanie Peck of Barton, N.Y.; aunt, Laura Smith of Honesdale, Pa.; niece, Nancy Noyes of LeRaysville. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of Ruth’s life on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. The Rev. Ron Head, pastor of the Bumpville Bible Church, will officiate. Interment and the prayers of committal will follow in the LeRaysville Cemetery with her grandson, Benjamin Peck, officiating. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bumpville Bible Church, P.O. Box 238, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Ruth P. Peck. –Towanda Daily Review
WILBUR Esther Jean Wilbur Karpauitz
78, of Wyalusing, Pa., formerly a long time resident of Towanda, Pa., died peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.Esther was born in Montrose, Pa., on May 21, 1935, the daughter of John and Arlene Blaisure Wilbur. She attended grade school in Laceyville and Birchardville, Pa., and graduated from Rush High School in 1953.On June 6, 1953, she married Robert L. Karpauitz in the Stevensville Presbyterian Church. Esther was employed by Hurr's Dairy Store from 1960-1969, the J.J. Newberry Store from 1970-1975, and the Hub Store all in Towanda from 1975-1984. In 1984 she became employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and remained there until her retirement in April of 2000. During her retirement, Esther delivered flowers for the Towanda Florist and Baskets Blooms & Beyond. Esther was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Group. She was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club, Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, and the Towanda Elks Lodge Auxiliary. She was a member and past president of the Towanda American Legion Auxiliary, member of the LeRaysville Cemetery Board, served as a Memorial Hospital Hospice volunteer for nine years and volunteered at Memorial Hospital's Gift Shop and for several additional local organizations. Esther was active in Girl Scouts for 33 years and was active in Brownies and Girl Scouts when her daughters and granddaughters were members. Esther enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many Sheraton bus trips over the years with her sister Ruth. She will be remembered for the numerous greeting cards for all occasions she sent to family and friends and for her extensive collection of angels and Barbie dolls. Esther battled cancer from 1996 until she was declared free of the disease in 2002. As a cancer survivor, Esther assisted with the Relay for Life and additional cancer society programs. She was very thankful and felt deeply blessed for the assistance she received and dedicated prayer and prayer chains of family and many truly wonderful friends which provided healing, support and strength. Esther is survived by her children, Susan Allis and husband Jack of Monroeton, Gary L. Karpauitz of Monroeton, Robin Moore and husband Lee of West Warren, Allan "Ark" Karpauitz of Hornbrook, Lorinda Vanderpool and husband Robert of Spring Lake; grandchildren, Jason Moore and wife Amber, Natasha Karpauitz, Nichole Karpauitz and fiancé John Keeney, Ashley Allis, Melinda Milliron and husband Jesse, Joshua Vanderpool and wife Patricia, R. J. Baker; great-grandchildren, Taci and Tanner Milliron; brothers, Allan "Sarge" Wilbur and wife Marie of Wyalusing, Grant Wilbur and Bonnie of Rush; a sister, Ruth Clearwater and husband George of LeRaysville; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Karpauitz on March 4, 1990, a son, Russell Karpauitz on August 3, 1954, father, John Wilbur on August 3, 1975, mother, Arlene Wilbur on December 25, 1980, a great grandson, Payton Milliron on January 27, 2007 and a sister-in-law, Helen Wilbur. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with Pastor David Dewing officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday at the church. Interment will be private in the LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; North Towanda United Methodist Church, C/O Jake Guffey, 3377 Sugar Creek Road, Towanda, PA 18848; Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Esther's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – July 20, 2013
WILLIAMS - Relatives, Friends Pay Final Tribute to Sam'l D. Williams Born in Chicago 1846, Well Known Citizen of Eastern Bradford Dies at His LeRaysville Home, Jan. 30 Samuel D. Williams, a well-known and highly respected resident of LeRaysville, dies at his home on Thursday morning, January 30, 1936, after an illness of several months at the age of nearly ninety years. He was born in Chicago, Ill., June 8, 1846, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Williams, natives of Wales. After the death of his mother, when a young man he came to Neath, Pa. with his father and his brother, James, and the remainder of his life was spent in this vicinity. Mr. Williams was married in April, 1870 at Owego, N.Y., to Miss Alice Merrill, of Warren twp. and they began housekeeping in LeRaysville where they since resided, Mrs. Williams having died May 12, 1922. To them were born two sons, Harry of LeRaysville, and Robert, deceased, of Buffalo, N.Y. Having learned his trade with his father while in Chicago, he was considered one of the best painters and interior decorators in tis vicinity where he worked for more than sixty years. Besides his son, Harry, he is survived by two grandsons of Buffalo; one half-brother, John H. Williams of Scranton, Pa.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie Harris of Scranton, Mrs. Margaret Morris of Wilkes-Barre, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Pinnock Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. W. G. Condit, assisted by Rev. Harris and Rev. S. I. Davis of Neath. The well spoken words and beautiful flowers showed the high esteem in which he was held in this community. Interment was in the LeRaysville cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: William Chaffee, Dr. Jenkins, C. A. Worden, Fenton Hammerly, and Leigh Chaffee. Submitted by Jill Toia firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider WOOD, soldier of the Revolution, enlisted February 9, 1777
in Rhode Island under Capt. Joshua Benson in the regiment commanded by Col.
Rufus Putnam of the Massachusetts line and served until Feb. 9, 1780 when he
was discharged at the Highlands, N.Y. He participated in the battle of Bemis
Heights and the skirmishes resulting in the capture of Burgoyne. After the war
he settled in Dutchess county, N.Y. where, 1785, he married Mary Adams. About
1813 he removed with his family to Pike township and there resided until his
death, Feb. 25, 1822, aged 64 years. Both he and his wife rest in the
LeRaysville cemetery. They were the parents of five sons, all expert woodsmen,
and six daughters as follows: Susannah married David Codding, was the mother of
six children, the late Col. John A. Codding being the fourth; died in Pike,
Aug. 19, 1874, aged 88 years. Polly married John McAlpine and lived in Columbia
county, N.Y. Josiah married Maria Prentice and lived in Pike; was a soldier,
War of 1812. Aaron married Cornelia Carpenter of Ovid, N.Y. and resided in
Pike; had five sons and six daughters; four of the sons were soldiers in the
Civil War. Abigail married Augustus Adams of Mehoopany, Pa. David married Amy
Wells and had three sons and five daughters; lived in Pike. Lucy married
Russell Very of Bridgewater, Susquehanna county. Abner married Harriet, sister
of Amy Wells and lived in Pike. Platt married Lydia Chaapel and resided in
Pike. Deborah died unmarried and Rebecca in childhood.