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 (JoyceTice@aol.com)
ARNOLD - Abel Ingram Arnold
Daily Review, Towanda, Pennsylvania - April, 1920
Abel I. Arnold, one of the oldest and best known residents of South Warren, died at his home in that place on Tuesday, April 27, 1920 at the age of 82 years. He had lived alone for several years and was found by his son, Willis Arnold, who had come to see him, on this particular morning, dead in his bed, as though death had come when he was sleeping peacefully. The deceased was born on the adjoining farm, and lived his entire life on the farm where he died. Mr. Arnold is survived by one son, Willis Arnold, of Cadis; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie E. Quick, of Ithaca, N.Y., and one brother, C. T. Arnold, of Windham, Pa. He was a member of the South Warren, M. E. Church, and the funeral was held at his late home on Friday, April 30th., Rev. Joseph Coleman of LeRaysville, officiating, and the burial was made in the South Warren cemetery.
ARNOLD - Mabel Clair Arnold
Daily Review, Towanda, Pennsylvania - September 25, 1950
Miss Mabel Arnold, aged 59, of Binghamton died very suddenly last evening at her home. She is survived by a brother Earl, of Sheshequin; her step-mother, Mrs. Zella Arnold of Monroeton; two half-brothers Fay and Gerald Arnold and a half-sister, Mrs. Pauline Vischansky, all of Powell. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
ARNOLD - Robert Wilson Arnold
Daily Review, Towanda, Pennsylvania - June 12, 1936
Robert Arnold, aged 73, died Thursday at his home in North Towanda. His death was very sudden. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife; three sons, Earl of Sheshequin, Fay of Monroeton and Gerald at home; two daughters, Mabel of Binghamton and Pauline at home, as well as eight grandchildren. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Richard C. Lutz Sr., 58, Warren Center
12/29/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Richard C. Lutz Sr., 58, of Warren Center RR 1, Warren Township, died following a heroic nine-year battle with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001. He was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Linden, N.J., a son of the late Jerome and Olga Swick Lutz. Richard was a graduate of the Woodbridge High School Class of 1963 and a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, where he received his degree to become a respiratory therapist. Following graduation Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country from 1963 to 1965. On Nov. 6, 1965, at St. James Catholic Church in Woodbridge, N.J., he married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Gail Vrabel. Richard and Gail moved to Warren Center in 1968, where they raised their three children. He was an employee of Labor Union Local 7, and served as the respiratory therapist at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Richard devoted many hours serving Bradford County as manager of Reli-care and Hospital Drive Home Care, an at-home health care service for those in need. For the past 14 years, Richard, together with his family, owned and operated A-1 Commercial Cleaning Service in Warren Center. He was a devoted member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Little Meadows, where he served as a lector and Eucharist minister and was a member of the People of God Community and the Holy Name Society. Richard was also a member of the Towanda Rotary Club and the Warren Center Fire Department. He was a great lover of all animals and especially his horses. Richard is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Gail Vrabel Lutz, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and John Priestner of Wysox; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Doddie Lutz of Warren Center and Richard C. Jr. and Amy Lutz of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Raymond Lutz of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Anna and John Wyda of Forked River, N.J. He always looked forward to and treasured the time he would spend with his seven very special grandchildren, Breanna, Megan, Jessica, Gracie, Jacob, Dakota and Joshua. Several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends also survive. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, John and Jerome. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Little Meadows, with The Very Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish, V.F., officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Warren Center. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.
BROWN Ethan Newell Clearwater Brown
beloved infant son of Robert and Georgia Clearwater Brown of Mildred, Pa., died
Sunday evening, Aug. 15, 2010 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Surviving are: his parents, Robert N. Brown and Georgia M. Clearwater Brown at home; brothers, Owen J. Brown and Evan B. Brown at home; paternal grandparents, Wayne R. and Cinda M. Brown of Rome, Pa.; maternal grandparents, George D. and Ruth Clearwater of LeRaysville, Pa.; paternal great-grandmothers, Marian Brown and Jeannine Jenner both of Potterville, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Brandon and Rachel Brown of Potterville, Pa., Brian J. and Jennifer Brown of Oval, Pa., Douglas and Anita Clearwater of LeRaysville, Pa., Randall and Tina Clearwater of LeRaysville, Pa., Suzanne Clearwater of LeRaysville, Pa., Angie Clearwater and her fiancé Brandon Dodge of LeRaysville, Pa.; and several cousins. A private graveside service will be held at the South Warren Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020 in Ethan's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 19, 2010
CASSELBURY –VIOLA MAY (CASSELBURY) BRINK, age 84, of Stevensville, Pa., died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. She was born on Oct. 26, 1920, in East Herrick, a daughter of the late Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury. Viola had been a lifelong resident of this area. On June 4, 1938, Viola married Alvin Brink in the Methodist Church in Mehoopany. In 1977, her husband preceded her in death. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory for 17 years. She enjoyed reading, crafts, trips to Atlantic City and going for rides, and especially enjoyed the time spent with her family. She leaves surviving her children, Gertrude and Robert Newman, Fred and Joyce Brink, Doris and Harold Allen, and Beverly “Judy” Terascavage; 13 grandchildren, Bryan (Nikki) Newman, Kathy Crawford, Sue (Doug) Estabrook, Janet (Keith) Fitch, Karen Newman, James Brink, Brenda (Denny) Merrill, Ken (Patricia) Hoover Jr., Dale Hoover, Rick Hoover, Keith Hoover, Wendy (William) Allen-Smith and Stephen Terascavage; 12 great-grandchildren, Rebekka Newman, Cody Eastabrook, Sonny Fitch, Madison Fitch, Michael Mulno, Erick Merrill, Kristy Merrill, Randy Hoover, Brandon Hoover, Brock Hoover, Kaleb Whyte and Kelsea Mae Allen-Smith; sisters and brother Rosa Shafer, Gertrude Hitchock, Elizabeth Bowes and Francis Casselbury. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by; brothers Daniel Casselbury, Edward Casselbury, George Casselbury, Walter Casselbury, Ralph Casselbury and Alvie Casselbury; sisters Cora Fish and Aleatha Brink; and grandsons Fred Brink Jr. and Robert Lee Newman Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the McHenry funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Tom Blackall, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the South Warren Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call from to 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday evening, Oct. 16, at McHenry’s in Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review
FULLER John H. Fuller
70, of Fuller Road, Rome, Pa., died with his family at his side on Thursday, May 10, 2012. John is survived by his loving family, his wife Linda Fuller; children Mark Fuller, Chris (Steph) Fuller, Dan (Deb) Williams, John (Adrienne) Williams; Scott (Belinda) Williams, Shari Williams, Ashlee (Randy) Hunt, Cindy Glowa; brother William (Marjorie) Fuller; sisters Cheryl (Doug) Waterman, Barbara Michel; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Terri (Tim) Smacher, Wilma (Ed) Whittaker, Bonnie (Tom) Utter, Kirk (Julia) Aten; several grandchildren, among them Xavier Fuller, Cayden Fuller, Addison and Gavin Hunt; nieces and nephews Shawn Fuller, Lisa Fuller, Kenny (Angie) Crown, Ashly Michel, Jodi Michel, Stephanie Lindquist, Jamie Michel; special friends Dick and Cheryl Young, Bob and Toni Crawford; his cat Boots and dog Fancy. John was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Amelia Fuller; daughter Debbie Glowa; brother-in-law Ronald Michel; grandson Zander Fuller and his canine companion Fred.
John was born on June 5, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Herbert and Amelia Fuller. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1959. John was a long time employee of Global Industrial Services-Triangle and served as the director. John enjoyed the many visitors to his home, sharing stories with old friends and new. He treasured time spent with his family, especially the small grandchildren, and tending to his flower and vegetable gardens. Family and friends will gather for a time of sharing and period of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will follow at 1 p.m. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the South Warren Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review – May 12, 2012
GIBBS –VIDA GIBBS NEWMAN, 85, widow of Walter N. Newman, Sr., of the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Troy, and formerly of Warren Center, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born July 24, 1913, in Laquin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late George and Lena Moon Gibbs, Sr. Vida and her husband, Walter, were active in farming in the Warren Center area and Mrs. Newman cared for elderly people in their homes for many years. She was a member of the Warren Center Baptist Church for many years. Surviving are; five sons, Walter N. Newman, Jr., of the Page Manor Athens, Carl F. Newman of Tunkhannock, Pa., George Newman of Williamsport, Pa., Robert and his wife, Gertrude Newman, of LeRaysville, Richard and his wife, Diana Newman of Warren Center; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; half-brother, George Gibbs, Jr, of Ulster; three half-sisters, Margaret Norris of Hornell, N.Y., Alberta Bradley of Athens RR 2, Lorraine Muldoon of Cleburne, Texas; a special aunt, Iva Moon, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1980; sister, Mildred Gibbs; half-sister, Ellen Gertrude Pennay; and two brothers, Howard and Walford Gibbs. The funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Raymond D. Purdy, pastor of the Living Word Baptist Church, Huntington Mills, Pa., officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the South Warren Cemetery, Warren Township, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Windham Ambulance Association, Box 59, Rome, Pa. in Mrs. Newman’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GROHE - Patricia Anne Grohe Hoffmire, 72, widow of Joseph E. Hoffmire of West Warren, Pa. went home to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, 2007, from the Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Born April 16, 1935 in Montclair, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia Lawrence Grohe. In earlier years, Patricia was employed by Public Service Gas and Electric in Newark, N.J. Her life encompassed her home and family. For many years, Patricia and her husband Joseph opened their home and served as foster parents to many children. Possessing an energetic spirit, Patricia was a supportive volunteer for numerous organizations and charities. She was an active member of the West Warren Congregational Church and the Women's Aide Society of her church. She was also an active member of the Cats Cradle Spinning Guild of Bradford County. Patricia loved caring for all her animals on her small farm where she also raised a flock of sheep. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends for her kind and caring personality, her many different crafts which she created and had won numerous awards and for her knitting and cooking expertise. Of most importance in her life was her love for her Lord who provided great strength and comfort to her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Surviving are: her sons, Richard E. Hoffmire of Dimock, Pa.; Lyall J. Hoffmire and his wife, Carmela of Falls Church, Va.; Jared E. Hoffmire of West Warren, Pa.; her brother, Jerry Grohe of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Hoffmire, on Aug. 25, 2001, and by her brother, Jeff Grohe. The funeral service and celebration of Patricia's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., in Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. David Pitcher, pastor of the West Warren Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the South Warren Cemetery, in Warren Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Patricia's memory. Submited by Carol Brotzman
RUSSELL ‘JACK’ HUTCHINSON, 85, a lifelong resident of Cadis, PA passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Athens Health and Rehab Center. Jack, as he was known by his family and friends was born on May 15, 1933, in Cadis, PA, a son of Russell G. and Catherine A. (O’Connell) Hutchinson. He was a graduate of Vestal High School class of 1951. On Oct. 28, 1961, he married Marion E. “Mamie” Wheaton and together they shared 56 years of marriage until her passing on Feb. 21, 2018. Jack enjoyed hunting although his greatest pleasure was spending time on the farm. He took great pride in the operation of the family farm and was meticulous for its surroundings. Jack is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher J. and Alicia Hutchinson, Mark M. Hutchinson; his special grandchildren, whom he thought the world of and was so proud of their accomplishments, Zachary and Connor Hutchinson; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Rich Jacobs, Mary and Darrell Pitcher; his sisters-in-law, Dolores Wheaton, Sarah Tyrrell and Patricia Hutchinson; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Catherine Hutchinson; his wife, Marion E. “Mamie” Hutchinson; a son, Robert “Bobby” Hutchinson; brothers, Gerald Hutchinson, Roy Hutchinson and Frank Hutchinson. Abiding with his wishes services will be held at the convenience of the family. Jack will be laid to rest in the St. Luke’s Cemetery in Warren Center, PA.Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in loving memory of Russell “Jack” Hutchinson. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 1/13/2019
JENNER - Kendall P. Jenner, 78, well-known resident of RR 1 Rome, Pa.
(Pike Twp.), died
Tuesday morning, April 13, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born June 20, 1931 in Montrose, Pa., he was the son of the late Harley Jenner and Marguerite Barnum Jenner. Kendall attended school in Rush, Pa., and later entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 8, 1948, serving until completion of his military service in 1950. On May 27, 1950 he married the former Jeannine Pratt in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Kendall purchased a dairy farm in Potterville, Pa., now known as Jennerous Acres, which he operated for many years until 1997. He also drove a logging truck and delivered saw dust in the area for many years until the time of his passing. For 49 years, Kendall drove a school bus, transporting Amish children to school and the English children to the Northeast Bradford schools, as well as students to the Bradford County Vo-Tech Institute in North Towanda. Kendall served as a Pike Township Supervisor for several terms. He possessed great love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kendall enjoyed the outdoors, operating his farm, caring for his property, camping, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and collecting tractors. He will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends for his warm congenial outgoing personality and for making people smile. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are: his wife of 59 years, Jeannine, at home; his children, Cinda Brown and her husband Wayne of Rome, Pa., Debra D'Allesandro and her husband William of Foster, R.I., and Ronald Wandell and Donna of Troy, Pa.; grandchildren, Tony, Robbie, Kimberly, Brandon, Damien, Brian and Lucas; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kendall P. Jenner Jr. in 1982, his brothers Richard and Harley D. Jenner, and his sister, Eloise Conrad.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor David Pitcher of the West Warren Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in the South Warren Cemetery, Warren Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Northeast Bradford School Scholarship Fund, RR 1, Rome, PA 18837, in Kendall P. Jenner's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, April 14, 2010
BENJAMIN KEIR, 21, of Warren Center died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Keir of Warren Center, his three brothers and sisters-in-law, Adam (Charlotte) Keir, stationed in Germany, Sam and Jennifer Keir of Stevensville, and Jed and Heather Keir of Warren Center; his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Camilla and John Crane of Dushore and Hannah and Sam East of Safford, Ariz. Benjamin attended Temple Beth Israel Synagogue in Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. at the Candor Funeral Parlour Inc., 137 Main St., Candor, N.Y. Burial will be in South Warren Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
William MANCHESTER was born in Rensselaer County, NY Sept. 14 1829, and died at his home in South Warren, Pa. Nov.23, 1902. When twenty-four years old he came to South Warren to live, working for some time in a flax mill then in operation. In 1857, he experienced religion and united with the Methodist and Episcopal church. He remained a member until called to his reward. For a number of years he served in the important position as class leader. He was a strong advocate of temperance, being for a number of years a staunch Prohibitionist. July 21st, 1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Adeline J. Dimon, by Rev. Edgar Sibley, one of the older Methodist ministers of Wyoming Conference. Two children were born to them, one dying while quite young, the other now the wife of George Lyons (Edith) of South Warren. Brother Manchester was of a family of ten children. Eight are yet living. We shall miss him from the church and community. Who will take his place that the ranks may be kept full?
NEWMAN BERYL Z. NEWMAN LIVINGSTON, 59, of Newman Road, South Warren, Warren Township (Warren Center RR1), and formerly of Endwell, N.Y., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1934, at the family residence in South Warren a daughter of the late Keith and Mary W. Birdsall Newman. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dwight Livingston, at home; her daughters, Sheryl Hill, Sue Chew and Ruby Kehayias; sons, Michael Krim, Jarod Komegay and Keith Eskeli; a brother, Roger Newman of Port Crane, N.Y., and his good friend, Millie Slagenwhite; five grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and cousins. Beryl attended the South Warren Church and was a past president of the Warren Center Alumni. She enjoyed reading and knitting and with her husband was proprietor of The Gift Shoppe, Livingston Enterprises, Elmira Street, Athens. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, in Nichols, with the Rev. George Jatko, pastor of the South Warren Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the South Warren Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE F. NEWMAN SR. 71, of Sawmill Road, Cogan Station, Pa., died peacefully on Tuesday morning, July 4, 2006 at Manor Care in Williamsport, Pa. George was born on Dec. 21, 1934 in Warren Center, Pa., the son of the late Walter Newman Sr. and Vida (Gibbs) Newman. George was a retired truck driver for Hanson Aggregates. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his brothers. George is survived by his son, George F. Newman Jr., daughters. Valerie Lynn Newman, Kristine Marie Rinaldi, all of Syracuse; brothers Walter N. Newman of Athens, Pa. Carl F. Newman of Mehoopany, Pa., Robert L. Newman of LeRaysville, Pa., and Richard L. Newman of Warren Center, Pa.; grandson Anthony Francisco Rinaldi; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. George was predeceased by his parents, and grand-daughter; Rachael M. Newman. Funeral services and a celebration of George’s life will be held on Friday, July 7, at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Interment will follow in the South Warren Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in loving memory of George F. Newman. –Towanda Daily Review
NEWMAN Walter N. Newman Jr.
age 81, of Sayre, Pa., died Saturday evening, November 3, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Walter was born September 10, 1931 in Sayre, the son of Walter N. Newman Sr. and Vida Gibbs Newman. In early years, Walter worked in construction and operated his own cleaning business. He was a self-employed painting contractor in the Bradford County area for many years until his retirement. Walter enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Surviving are: stepdaughters, Marie and Shirley; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl F. Newman of Wilmot Twp., Robert L. (Gertrude) Newman of LeRaysville, Pa., and Richard L. (Diana) Newman of Warren Center, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his companion, Mary Bostwick of Sayre. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn J. Schrader Newman on March 11, 1998; father, Walter N. Newman Sr. on July 18, 1980; mother, Vida Gibbs Newman on October 22, 1998; and brother, George F. Newman on July 4, 2006. Abiding with Walter’s request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Interment will be private in the South Warren Cemetery, Warren Township, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2012
PAINTER - Brenda Lee (Painter) Wargo
(December 4, 1949 - May 21, 2008)
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again….Our loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother Brenda Lee (Painter) Wargo, 58, of Warren Center, died surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday morning, May 21, 2008 at home. She was born on December 4, 1949 in Towanda, Pa a daughter of the late Donald and Andrea (Carr) Painter. Brenda was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1968. Following graduation she started her career with Memorial Hospital. Brenda was employed for 35 years with Memorial Hospital as a Laboratory Technician and later as Lab Secretary. She always carried a smile and loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. Brenda treasured the time spent with family at their pond, where she could be found relaxing in her rocking chair. She was a great collector of shoes, clothes and jewlery~which always matched her fingernails and toenails. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community. Brenda is survived by her loving and devoted husband Robert Wargo; her daughter and son-in-law Darcy and Joe Vrabel; her son Darrin Steele; her special grandchildren: Justin and Nicholas Vrabel; Logan and Raigan Steele. Her siblings: Ronald and Linda Painter; Jan Painter; Sara and Walt Romanik; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: William and Marlene Wargo; John and Sheila Wargo; George and Vicki Wargo; her aunts: Gertrude (Leonard) Byers and Maryjane (Richard) Cease; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive. Brenda was predeceased by her parents Donald and Andrea Painter; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Elizabeth and Michael Wargo. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Brenda’s life on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with Pastor Larry Jennings and Pastor George Jatko, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the South Warren Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Friday evening, May 23rd from 5-8 pm at the funeral chapel and on Saturday from 11 am until the time of the services at 1 pm. Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to Memorial Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Brenda Lee (Painter) Wargo. When memories last and carry on, a loved one is never truly gone….we will always love and miss you. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.
BERT S. DARLING, 93, HCR4, Warren Center, died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1994, at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, where he had resided since March 1993. He was born on July 15, 1901, in Little Meadows, Pa., the son of Frank and Ida Mae Clock Darling. On July 28, 1926, in Endicott, N.Y. he married Maizie E. Sleeper, who predeceased him on Jan. 27, 1991. Bert was a well-known resident of the Warren Center area owning and operating a diary farm for several years. For 25 years, Bert was a foreman for the Endicott Johnson Works Corp. in Endicott, N.Y. He was a member of the Warren Center United Methodist Church, where he had taught Sunday School for 56 years, and also served as Sunday School superintendent. Bert was a charter member and founder of the Warren Center Volunteer Fire Company, a member of the NRA, and the Warren Center Senior Citizens. H e had also served as president and school board director for the Center School and Northeast Bradford School system. He was an avid baseball player in his youth and later on continued to coach the local Warren Center baseball team. Bert was also one of the original founders who brought Boy Scouts to the Warren Center area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Bert is survived by his son and daughters-in-law; Norman and Betty Darling, Rodney and Rose Mary, all of Warren Center; David and Dawn Darling of Appalachin; his sister, Mrs. Doris Taylor of North Carolina; twin sisters, Mrs. Barbara Brennan of Albany, N.Y. and Mrs. Marjorie Nelson of Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Carol Dewing of California; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; tree great-great-grandsons and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Darling, twin sisters; Lula Thompson and Lillian Brotherton; sisters; Gladys Smith and Viva Perry. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug .13, 1994 at 2 p.m. from the Warren center United Methodist Church with pastor, Rev. Arthur W. David officiating. Interment will follow in the Sleeper Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main Street, Nichols. Friends who wish, may remember the Warren Center United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Bert S. Darling. –Towanda Daily Review
DARLING –NANCY A. WRIGHT, 52 of Andes, N.Y. formerly of West Warren died Oct. 15, 2000 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y. Nancy was born Jan. 18, 1948 in Warren Center the daughter of Norman and Elizabeth Dewing Darling. She married Robert Wright on Aug. 26, 1966 in Warren Center. A resident of Andes since 1975, Nancy graduated from Delhi College as a licensed practical nurse in 1982. She had worked in Walton & Delhi hospitals as well as Countryside Care Center in Delhi, N.Y. Nancy loved baking and quilting and was an avid Andes High School sports fan. She was a member of Andes United Presbyterian Church and was a former elder, Sunday school teacher and Ladies Auxiliary and choir member. She also was a former member of the Andes Emergency Squad. Nancy is survived by; her husband, Robert of Andes; son, Mark of Andes; daughters, Laura Wright and Leslie Pascoe, both of Rochester, N.Y.; parents, Norman and Elizabeth Darling of Warren Center; three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Andes United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Daniel McCollister, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Sleeper Hill Cemetery, Warren Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the Jester-Stanley Funeral home in Andes on Tuesday, when the family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials to Andes United Presbyterian Church Memorial fund in the name of Nancy A. Wright are appreciated. –Towanda Daily Review
DEWING - Elizabeth “Betty” I. Darling, 85, of Warren Center, Pa died on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at her home. Betty was born on October 23, 1924 in Warren Center, Pa, a daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (MANCHESTER) Dewing. She attended school in Warren Center until the 11th grade and was a graduate of the Vestal High School Class of 1942. On December 23, 1944 she married her childhood friend, Norman Darling. In her earlier years, Betty was employed by Endicott Johnson. Later, in addition to farming she worked for Headstart and also Bradford County Daycare. For thirty years, many will remember Betty and Norm serving as Star Route Carriers. Betty was a member of the West Warren Congregational Church, a member of the Warren Center Ladies Fire Auxiliary, enjoyed reading, baking, and gardening, although her greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by her family, particularly her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years Norman Darling; her children, daughters and son-in-law: Dawn and Jim Bombard; Sharon and Chip Hale; Susie and Gary Seifert; Norma and Jim Santacrose; sons and daughters-in-law: Eugene “Pete” and Jill Darling; Frank and Bonnie Darling; Rick Darling; son-in-law Bob Wright; her siblings: Carol Darling; Robert (Martha) Dewing, Russell (Ruth) Dewing; sisters-in-law:Mary Dewing and Grace Dewing; her special grandchildren: Scott (Leanne) Bombard, Mimi (Tom) Swartley, Wendy (Rick) Newman, Mark (Raina) Wright, Laura Wright, Leslie (Joe) Pasco, Greg (Faith)Darling, Keith Darling, Jamie (Kelly) Chaffee, Sara Chaffee, Tim (Abbie) Chaffee, Theresa (Pat) Boyer, Christian (Rob) Abell, Mike Santacrose, Jesse Santacrose, Kayla Darling and Zach Darling. Great grandchildren Trinity, Dwight, Matt, Beth, Jared, Nate, Luke, Ian, Phelan, Skylar, Kiera, Ashley, Taylor, Riley, Andrew, Elijah, Lavella, Jonah, Hunter, Jordyn, Isaiah, Asher, Emma, Judah, Abby, Daisy, Malachi and Elise. Betty was predeceased by her parents, daughter Nancy Wright, grandson Joe Santacrose and siblings: Paul and Max Dewing. Funeral services and a celebration of life for Betty will be held on Monday, December 14th at 10 am at the West Warren Congregational Church with her pastor Rev. David Pitcher, officiating. Interment will follow in the Sleeper Hill Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Sunday, December 13th from 2-6 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Joe Santacrose Foundation, 306 Mersereau Ave., Endicott, NY 13760 in loving memory of Elizabeth “Betty” I. Darling. 12 Dec. 2009 Daily Review Towanda and Stufin Funeral Chapel Obit
RECORD Jessie B. Sleeper
Surrounded by her family, Jessie B. Sleeper, 93, of Warren Center, Pa. died following a period of declining health on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at her home. Jessie was born on Aug. 30, 1918 in Warwick, Massachusetts a daughter of the late Carl A. and Belle E. (Holman) Record. Jessie was a member of the Warren Center United Methodist Church, enjoyed attending Senior Citizens, quilting and being surrounded by her family. In addition, she also enjoyed compiling the Sleeper family genealogy with her daughter Virginia. Jessie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Ruth and Russell Dewing; eight grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 30 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Sleeper, daughter Virginia Terry and grandson Luke Dewing. A period of visitation and time of remembering Jessie will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Warren Center United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Sleeper Hill Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Warren Center United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Carol Jones, 763 Lake O'Meadows Rd., Little Meadows, PA 18830 in loving memory of Jessie B. Sleeper. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Towanda Daily Review - December 27, 2011