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Lyons Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA
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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. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 

Elton H. Goodwin, 89
Elton H. Goodwin, age 89, of Wyalusing, PA, died on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004 at the Wyalusing Retirement and Personal Care Home. He was born on June 30, 1915 on Spring Hill, a son of the late Arthur and Mattie Hulbert Goodwin. Prior to retirement, he was employed in bridge and building construction. Mr. Goodwin had been a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area. On Feb. 3, 1945, he married the former Almeda Wakely. She preceded him in death on June 24, 1975. He was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and the Wyalusing Ambulance Association. He enjoyed his time spent with his family, working, gardening and being in the outdoors. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Anita and Gary Hall of Macedonia, Ken and Carrie Goodwin of Portland, OR, John and Trudy Goodwin of Spring Hill, Joanne and Mark Borel of Meshoppen, Charles Goodwin of Towanda, Julie and Rodney Martin of Camptown and his 15 grandchildren. Private graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 24 in the Lyons Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, in Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Prentice, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will be held following the memorial service at the Wyalusing Fire Hall in Wyalusing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WPEL, 248 Grow Ave., Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Spring Hill United Methodist Women, c/o Barbara Gary, RR1, Box 246, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in Mr. Goodwinís memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.

SHUMWAY Gerald Swinton
Gerald Swinton Shumway, 92, died on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the home of his son, David Shumway, in Mesa, AZ, where he had been living for the past two years. The son of Gerald S. Shumway, Sr. and Lucy Davis Carter Shumway, he was born March 5, 1916 in the home his father built on the farm his great-great-grandfather took out in 1805 on Spring Hill, Bradford County, PA. Born on his fatherís birthday, his mother insisted he be named after his father. Spring Hill was a beautiful place to live and grow up, and Jerry loved farm life, dairying and all the hard work that went with it. He began his education in a one-room schoolhouse near home, the same one his father had attended. When that school closed, he attended a two-room school, the same one his oldest daughter, Judy, attended twenty-two years later. He graduated from Camptown High School and later took dairy husbandry courses at Penn State.  In 1937, Jerry married Louise Mathis and they raised a family of eight children. Four were born before Jerry and Louise moved to Mesa, AZ in 1946. Though lifelong Methodists, they had by then embraced the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and felt moving west would afford greater opportunities for participation and association with other members of the church. He worked as a milker for several dairies in the following years, as well as managing a herd of his own for a period of time. Four more children were added to the family. The Shumways were divorced in 1971, and he returned to the family farm on Spring Hill and partnered with his sister and brother-in-law. He had been away from that farm for 35 years and away from Spring Hill for 25. He resided with his aging parents until their passing. When he retired from farming, he continued living on the farm until 2006 when health issues necessitated moving back to Mesa where most of the family lived. He will be remembered by his many descendants for his example of hard work, integrity and dedication to family and church, his willingness to sacrifice, his sense of humor and years of birthday cards with thoughtful and clever messages. He did a daily crossword puzzle. An excellent speller, he had the quirky ability to spell words backwards as well as forward, even very long words. He had a hopeless sweet tooth, especially for chocolate and an aversion to vegetables in almost any form. He was a skillful Scrabble player until the very last. He was known for his amazingly clever, original poetry recitations, and he left years of faithfully kept daily journals. He is survived by his children: Judy Wilkins, Nancy Rahm, Tony (Dian) Shumway, Richard (Lidia) Shumway, Scott (Vicki) Shumway, David (Iris) Shumway, Lucy (Clark) Hullinger and Laura (Blaine) Isaacs. He leaves 35 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings: Thurston (Marguerite) Shumway and Barbara Gary. He was predeceased by the mother of his children, Louise, in 2000.
A private family service will be held on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m., with viewing beginning at 6 for family and friends. Jerry will be buried in the Lyon Cemetery on Spring Hill following funeral services in the LDS Towanda Ward on Saturday, Aug. 2.  Arrangements were handled by Bunkerís Garden Chapel, Mesa, AZ. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Wyalusing Rocket July 24, 2008

Upon reading the Wyalusing Rocket December 6, 2007, I discover in the Tuscarora Township news that Robert (Ames) Shumway, (September  2, 1927 - August  1, 2007) was buried in the Lyon Cemetery August 15, 2007 . His head stone was set this week.   He was the son of Reuben Pearl Shumway and Martha Nowak. He was a veteran serving in 3 wars with 20 plus years of service to his country.  Carol Hoose Brotzman

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