Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford
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DR. KARL R. PETERSON, “Doc Pete”, 65, Wyalusing, died July 3, 1996 at the Memorial Hospital of Towanda. Dr. Peterson was born July 25, 1930, in Bonne Terre, MO and was a son of the late Karl F. and Alice G. Peterson. He graduated from Washington Jefferson College in Washington, PA, in 1952 and then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956. Doc Pete served in the US Army from 1957 to 1960 and re-enlisted in the Army Reserves in the mid 1980s. He was stationed at West Point for several years prior to starting his private practice in Wyalusing where he practiced for the remainder of his medical career. He also served as the mayor of Wyalusing for many years and was currently serving the community. Dr. Peterson was actively involved as a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wyalusing, where he was an elder and deacon, and enjoyed singing. He was also a member of the Endless Mountains Barbershop Society, the Wyalusing Lions Club, the Wyalusing Rainbow Club and the Wyalusing Adult Band in which he played saxophone. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn P. and Ronald Trowbridge, Wyalusing, Barbara P. and Kenneth S. Williams, Canton, Melissa Peterson, Glendale, CA and Rebecca P. and Mark Bilinski, Dowingtown, PA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Karl R. and Gina Peterson, Campton, Michael L. and Karen Peterson, Wyalusing, Keith E. and Dina Peterson, Ephrata, PA and Kevin M. and Mitzi Peterson, Hershey, PA; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Edna P. Bennett, Wilmington, DE; six nieces and nephews; Virginia Swart, Canton; and a special friend, Frannie Welch. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother-in-law, C. Eugene Bennett, Wilmington, DE. The funeral service was held July 6 from the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer and the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Interment was in Wyalusing Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing. Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church or the Towanda Memorial Hospital Obstetric Department in Dr. Peterson’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
PHILLIPI -BETTY M. BODNAR, age 95, of Wyalusing, PA passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Bradford County Manor, where she had been residing for the last seven years. She was born on September 23, 1925 in Taylor, PA the daughter of the late Henry and Francais Phillipi. She was a graduate of the Taylor High School. Betty married John L. Bodnar on December 12, 1946 and were married for 38 years before he passed away in 1994. She was a house wife and homemaker for her family. After her children were grown, she was employed with the Wyalusing Elementary School in the Special Education Department. She was also a secretary for Welles Mill Co. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed planting flowers, cooking, and canning. Betty took great pleasure in traveling, particularly her trip to Germany. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, especially during holiday and birthday celebrations. Betty is survived by her sons, Jack Bodnar (Patricia) of Syracuse, NY, Mike Bodnar (Michele Doss) of Wyalusing, PA, and Ron Bodnar (Sandy) of Greer, SC; her grandchildren, Jason Bodnar of Syracuse, NY, Tiffany Zink (Nate) of Valrico, FL, and Fallon Schulz of Wyalusing, PA; her great-grandchildren, Preston and Hannah Zink of Valrico, FL; her sisters-in-law, Lana Phillipi of State College, PA and Edna Bodnar of Binghamton, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Gary Bodnar (d. September 23, 2003); her brothers Henry Phillipi and Louis Phillipi (Emma); her brother-in-law, Ralph Bodnar; and her brother/sister-in-law, Ken and Mabel Bodnar. A Celebration of Life visitation for Betty will held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing. A private burial will be in the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all that attend the visitation will be required to wear a face covering. In lieu of flowers may be made in Betty’s name to the Bradford County Manor, 15900 US-6, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 10/20/2020
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002
Ralph Piddock, age 81, of Wyalusing, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at his home. He was born on Dec. 15, 1920 in Utica, NY. On July 16, 1980, he married the former Wilma VanDerpoel. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Vestal School District in the maintenance department. Mr. Piddock had been a resident of this area for the past 15 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Ralph was a member of the American Legion Post 534 of Wyalusing. He left surviving his wife, Wilma VanDerpoel Piddock at home; his children: Judy and Frank Kremitske of Tunkhannock, Jerry and Lori Widrig of Wilawana, PA, Clarence Widrig of Moosic and Michael Widrig of Cheraw, SC; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p .m. at McHenry Funeral Home, 206 Church Street, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family called on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1:30 until the time of the funeral service. A Military Pass in Review was held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Piddock’s memory.
PLACE - Mrs. Dorothy J. Burgess, age 87, of RR1 Box 212, Wyalusing, Pa., died at her home in Browntown on Monday evening, Oct. 5, 2009, after an illness. Mrs. Burgess was born in Mehoopany, Pa., on April 17, 1922, the daughter of the late William O. and Pearl SMITH Place. Growing up in Mehoopany, she was a graduate of the Mehoopany High School, class of 1940. On April 25, 1943, she married Ralph F. Burgess, whom she was married to for 64 years, until his death on April 26, 2007. For over 20 years, Dorothy and Ralph owned dairy farms in Forkston and Mehoopany. In 1970 they bought their farm in Browntown, along U.S. Route 6, in Wyalusing Township. After selling their dairy herd, they started selling farm equipment at the farm. In the fall and winter months, Mrs. Burgess enjoyed decorating the large round hay bales, with the changing season's decorations. Up until the death of Mr. Burgess, they were inseparable. They enjoyed being together square dancing, throughout Pennsylvania and New York State. They also enjoyed many trips to Atlantic City, and also many fishing trips to Canada, where they owned a cottage on Pike Lake, in Ontario. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, playing cards. She enjoyed and always remembered her trip to Hawaii. Surviving are: her three daughters, Sandra Myhand, of Wyalusing, Pa., Sally and her husband Ron Davis, of Warren Center, Pa. and Stacy and her husband Tim Hart, of Spring Lake, Pa. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Joan Place, of Mehoopany, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Kingston, of Factoryville, Pa. Her eight grandchildren, Winona Marie Walker (Robert Johnson) of Sealy, Texas, Starene Louise Myhand, also of Texas, Michael and his wife Kim Davis, of Warren Center, Pa., Scott Davis, of Warren Center, Pa., Kimberly Vaughan, of Warren Center, Pa., Timothy J. Hart of S.C., Christopher Hart, of Wyalusing, Pa. and Thomas Hart, serving his country in the Persian Gulf, aboard the USS Bataan; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews also survive. At the wishes of Mrs. Burgess there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Wyalusing Cemetery, in Wyalusing, Pa., with Pastor John McAndrew officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wilmot Fire Co. c/o Mrs. Katy Stoddard, RR1 Box 154, Sugar Run, PA 18846; or the Wyalusing Fire Co., c/o Mrs. Alice Matson, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853. 07 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
PLACE -JEAN PLACE BEHREND, age 78, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on Dec. 12, 1940 at the Mills Hospital in Towanda, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of John Place and Ruth Place Weast, whom she was preceded by in death. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1958. Upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the United States Army in 1959 in the medical field. While in the Army she met her soon-to-be husband of 58 years, David Behrend. They were married on Dec. 16, 1961 at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and shortly after she was honorably discharged. After her time in the Army she was employed by Dr. Burns as a dental assistant for several years. Following that she worked for the Wyalusing School District as a cafeteria aide, affectionately called “Mrs. B” by the students. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Meshoppen Chapter #70 and a member Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution Mach-Wi-Hi-Lusing Chapter. She was also a Cub Scout den leader with Barbara Peterson, a Sunday School teacher at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, and for several years she also volunteered her time reading to children at the Wyalusing Public Library. She also enjoyed reading, playing in the Wyalusing Women’s adult softball league, monthly dinners with the Bradford County Shriners Club, roller-skating, and decorating for the holidays. During the Christmas season she also helped her husband, Dave, sell Christmas trees in their front yard. Most importantly she loved caring for and raising her two kids and three grandchildren. Barbara is survived by David Behrend, of Wyalusing, her loving husband of 58 years; her brother, Robert Place and his wife, Mary, of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania; her daughter, Heidi Behrend (Chuck Birk) of Wyalusing; her daughter-in-law, Margret “Meg” Behrend of Saint Simons Island, Georgia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kelsey Behrend and Connor Behrend, both of Saint Simons Island; and Skyler Behrend of Wyalusing; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her son, David Behrend Jr. (d. April 25, 2017) and her step-father, Dr. Harry Weast. Funeral Services for Barbara will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 from the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with Irene Walent officiating. A Military Honor Service will begin the celebration at noon by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post # 534, followed by a DAR honor service, conducted by the members of the Mach-Wi-Hi-Lusing Chapter. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church Sunday School classes, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA or to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 8/19/2019
POND Mrs. Violet Dull, widow of
William Dull of Hollenback, died
Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert SOPER, in LeRaysville. She was 81 years of age and had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Dull had spent the greater part of her life in Hollenback. For the past 13 years she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Soper. She is survivied by another daughter Mrs. Ann Benjamin of Niagara Falls, NY; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o"clock at the Tiffany Funeral Home in Wyalusing. Rev. Darreld Shoop pastor of the Camptown Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Wyalusing cemetery. RHW. April 18, 1961, Towanda Daily Review. Pall Bearers were: Fred Potter, Don Potter, Reuben Meuber, Jaames McDonongh, Charles McDonongh and Charles VanBrysk.
MARIE POST TUTTLE, age 85, of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, passed away
peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of
Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Ruth was born on
June 22, 1932, in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Frank and
Gertrude Heath Post. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School.
After school, she met Raymond Tuttle of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, at a square
dance in Camptown. They were married on March 14, 1952, right before Ray was
drafted into the United States Army. She worked various jobs over the years,
including as a cook in the Wyalusing School District cafeteria. She and Ray
also ran her family’s dairy farm on Grant Hill for 28 years. After retiring
and selling the farm they traveled the United States. Ray predeceased her on
Feb. 9, 2013. Ruth loved to spend time with her family, especially her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved nature, watching and
feeding the deer and birds. She enjoyed working in the garden and growing
beautiful flowers. Ruth also enjoyed going for rides on the Kubota UTV with
Ray around their property. She loved to crochet and made many afghans for
her children, grandchildren and friends. She liked paying card games,
dominoes and bingo with friends and relatives. Surviving are her daughter,
Vanessa Barnatovich of Mildred, Pennsylvania; sons, Alan (Nancy) Tuttle of
Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, Rodney (Linda) Tuttle of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania;
grandchildren, Joel Barnatovich of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Lynn Malkemes
of Lopez, Pennsylvania, Joseph (Brenda) Tuttle of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tonya
(Darrin) Biza of Herrickville, Pennsylvania, Michael Tuttle of Towanda,
Pennsylvania; sisters, Edna Welliver of Herrickville, Pennsylvania, Frances
Lima of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; numerous great-grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by, an infant sister; son-in-law,
George Barnatovich; grandson, Victor Barnatovich; brother-in-law, James
Welliver; and brother-in-law, Richard Lima. A funeral service will be held
at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1
Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Heather M.
Baker-McAllister officiating. Interment will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery,
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the
service on Monday morning at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale
Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in
Ruth’s name to the Hollenback United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155,
Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2018
POTTER - 10/7/2004 Wyalusing Rocket Mrs. Evelyn Virginia Keeney, age 87, of 205 First Street, Wyalusing, PA, died on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a brief illness. Evelyn was born in Hollenback on July 4, 1917, a daughter of the late Ellery and Rosanna Schock Potter. She graduated from Wyalusing High School and from Mansfield Normal School. She later received her bachelor’s degree after several years of continuing education from Mansfield University. She married Harry Leroy Keeney of Colley on March 1, 1940. She was a loving spouse of 62 years. Harry predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2002. Evelyn taught for many years in the Wyalusing Elementary School System. She also traveled extensively throughout Europe during her working career and also in retirement. Evelyn was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. She also held membership in the Fortnight group, the Bradford County Republican Women and the retired teachers’ organization.
She taught Sunday School in her home and was a Girl Scout Leader and Brownie Leader. She was very involved in Wyalusing community organizations over the years. She was an excellent needle worker and also was accomplished in many crafts, and she really enjoyed bowling. She also kept many scrapbooks and photo albums. Surviving are a son, Robert Harry Keeney, Lewes, DE; a daughter, Barbara Heyman, Wyalusing; sister, Hazel Plows, Sidney, NY, and a granddaughter, Christine Evelyn Heyman, Baltimore, MD. She was predeceased by four brothers, Harold Potter, Donald Potter, Kenneth Potter and Ford Potter and three sisters, her twin, Ethlyn VanDeMark, Ruth Conner and Dorothy Sick. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, her pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Keith Plows, her nephew, participating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends called on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and on Monday from 10:30 until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Women, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Submitted by Carol Brotzman, PS Evelyn was the family historian
PROTHERO Marilyn Prothero
Marilyn J. Prothero, 83, of Wyalusing, PA died on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 following a brief illness. Born in Wyalusing, PA, on April 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late W. Curtis and Mary Van Horn Prothero. Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Wyalusing. She resided in the red J Morgan Brown Victorian home on Marsh Street in Wyalusing which her grandparents and parents also called home. A graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1947, for most of her life, Marilyn could be found working (and visiting) at the family business, Van Horn's, on Main Street in Wyalusing. Marilyn's grandparents, Stanley and Cynthia Van Horn opened the candy, ice cream, newspaper and restaurant business, Van Horn's, in 1922. Over the years, the restaurant was phased out and the family added a Hallmark card and gift shop. "Van Horn's" was a popular business and gathering spot on Main Street for many years. Marilyn and her mother, Mary, continued the business well into the 1980s. Marilyn had a love for music and the gift of a beautiful voice to go with it. She had a host of old time favorites and would break out in song at any time. She would often recount the fun and fellowship she and friends had at the many Wyalusing musicals and plays produced throughout the 1940s and 1950s. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. She enjoyed fellowship and regularly attended many of the area church dinners and functions. She was community minded and an active member of the Wyalusing Lioness Club and the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. She was an excellent friend and neighbor. Marilyn is survived by her special family, George, Barb, Jon, Elizabeth and Paul Hugo and Ray, Mary Ann, Michele, John and Karl Raffin and cousins Susan Dymond of Tyler, Texas, Michael Dymond of Texas and Henry and Marsha Martin of Granville Summit, PA. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 2:00 PM at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church in Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 55, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Funeral home obituary – August 23, 2012
QUIGLEY Edward Thomas
Edward Thomas Quigley, Sr., 92, of Sugar Run, PA died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington. Born Feb. 23, 1918 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Laurence and Margaret Reilly Quigley. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1936 and began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He married the former Eleanor Smith of Philadelphia at St. Rose of Lima Church, Philadelphia, on April 27, 1946. He and Eleanor resided in Warminster, Bucks County, and retired in 1976 after more than 30 years of service to the railroad. They moved to Bradford County in 1977. Ed was an avid stamp collector for many years. Surviving are his spouse, Eleanor at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward T., Jr. and Carolyn Quigley of Powhatan Point, OH; a daughter, Suzanne Hartle of Rockledge; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, August 12, 2010
MR. RAYMOND RAFFIN, age 76, of 19 East Street, Wyalusing, Pa., passed away at his home on Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, 2016, after battling lung cancer. Ray was born on May 12, 1940 in Madera, Pa., the son of the late John and Nancy Russin Raffin. He graduated from Moshannon Valley High School in Madera, Pa., in 1958, where he earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. A 1962 graduate of Lock Haven State College with a B.S. in Health Education, he was a member of the Bald Eagles football team for four seasons. Ray has been married to the former Mary Ann Kokal for 52 years, and they have a daughter, Michele, and two sons, John and Karl.Mr. Raffin was a Health and Physical Education and Driver's Education teacher at Wyalusing Valley High School. He became the head coach of the WVHS football team in 1966 and served continuously in that capacity for 35 seasons until his retirement in 2001.During his tenure as head coach, his football teams had a record of 205-145-7, and they won a total of 11 Northern Tier League championships and one District Four title. They have been post-season district playoff qualifiers nine times and have reached the district finals on five separate occasions. In addition, the Rams, under Coach Raffin, captured Eastern Conference Northern championships from 1993-1996.In the early 1980s, Coach Raffin's Wyalusing teams produced a 25-game winning streak-at the time a Northern Tier record-and they were named by the Elmira Star-Gazette as the "Twin Tiers Team of the Year" in 1983. Ray was named Northern Tier League "Coach of the Year" six times. He served as an assistant coach for the East squad at the 1983 Pennsylvania Big 33 Game, and he was the head coach of the North team at the 2000 District Four All-Star Game. Coach Raffin was inducted into the Northeastern Region Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and, most recently, to the Lock Haven University Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 1960 Western Conference championship team. Last year, Coach Raffin was an inaugural inductee to the Wyalusing Rams Football Hall of Fame and recently was honored with the football field being named after him.In addition to his time he spent in the classroom and on the field at Wyalusing Valley, he was a member of the Our Lady Perpetual Help Parrish, a member and acting president of the Wyalusing Lions Club. In 2015 Ray was awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, highest honor a Lion can achieve. He was an Eagle Scout. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman who loved to spend time at the family tree farm on Lime Hill.Ray is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Raffin of Wyalusing, Pa.; his daughter, Michele Raffin and companion Jeff Cragle of Laceyville, Pa.; his sons, John Raffin of Kutztown, Pa., and Karl Raffin and his wife Mary of Towanda, Pa.; his grandchildren Jackson Raymond Raffin and Cash Joseph Raffin. Also surviving is his sister Florence Kessling (Clarence) of Chambersburg, Pa.; sister-in-law Gloria Webb of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews; as well as many loyal friends and students. Ray was great role model and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Besides his parents Ray was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Joe Webb, and father and mother-in-law Thomas and Linda Kokal. The family will be having a private Memorial Mass from the St. Mary's of the Assumption Church with Fr. Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life visitation from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at the Wyalusing Valley High School Auditorium. Interment will take place at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery on a later date at the convenience of the family In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ray Raffin Scholarship Fund, c/o Wyalusing Education Foundation, PO Box 204, Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/15/2016
REED –GERTRUDE WHIPPLE age 90 of Wyalusing, PA died on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Gertrude was born in Taylor, PA on February 17, 1916 a daughter of the late Edward & Bertha Mapleson Reed Sr. She attended the Wyalusing High School. She married Harry A. Whipple of Wilmot Twp. on January 17, 1938. Harry predeceased her on January 24, 2002 after 64 years of marriage. Gertrude was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She and Harry operated the family dairy farm until 1955. She enjoyed sewing and baking for family and friends. She was a very loving and giving person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. Surviving: daughter and son-in-law: Alice & Arthur Allyn Browntown, PA; son and daughter-in-law: Robert & Anita Whipple Towanda, PA; sisters and brother-in-law: Ruth Eberlin Wyalusing, PA Doris & William Madill Monroeton, PA; sister-in-law: Edith Reed Ocala, FL; Four grandchildren: Brenda and David Morrow Schenectady, NY Todd and Debbie Allyn Sugar Run, PA Pamela & Steve McCloskey Mansfield, PA Bryan & Lynn Whipple Strabane, PA; eleven great-grandchildren: Chris Clair, Tucker Allyn, Jeremy Allyn, Katharine Morrow, Rebecca Morrow, Katey Grace McCloskey, Zachary McCloskey, Ashlyn Whipple, Madison Whipple and Camryn Whipple, Nolan Whipple; a great-great grandson: Conor Clair and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Lewis Reed of Sugar Run, Edward Reed Jr. of Ocala, FL and James Reed of Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and request the Memorials be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, % Maxine Meteer, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. Funeral arrangements are by the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
JAMES M. REED – On Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 James Mapleson Reed died. He was a resident of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home for the past 10 months, moving from Melbourne, Fla. in Jan. 2004. Jim was born on May 22, 1918 in Taylor, Pa. the son of the late Edward and Bertha Mapleson Reed. Jim was a proud veteran of World War II. He entered the Army on June 5, 1941 at Ft. Meade, Md. and was a member of the 117th regiment, 30th division “Old Hickory,” serving as an amorer and sharpshooter. He took part in the Normandy Invasion, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and central European campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroism. He earned other medals; American Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 bronze stars. He was wounded during the Rhineland campaign on Sept. 22, 1944. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1945 with the rank of TEC 5. Jim was employed as a millwright for GTE Sylvania from which he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Jim was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He is survived by three sisters; Gertrude Whipple and Ruth Eberlin, both residents of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home and Doris Madill and spouse, William of Weston, Pa. and a sister-in-law, Edith Reed of Ocala, Fla. Jim is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to him. He spent many summers in Pennsylvania at their homes. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis Reed of Sugar Hill and Edward Reed Jr. of Ocala, Fla. Jim was a charter member of American Legion Post 534 of Wyalusing and a member of Wyalusing VFW Post 7593 and VFW Post 08191 of Melbourne, Fla. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 534 Wyalusing. Memorials can be directed to the American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
REED - Mrs. Ruth Reed Eberlin, 86, of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pa., died on Sunday evening, April 25, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Mrs. Eberlin was formerly of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home from 2004 until 2009, and of Melbourne, Fla. She was born in Mehoopany, Pa. on Dec. 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha MAPLESON Reed Sr. Spending most of her early years in the Wyalusing area, she was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School. For more than 24 years, she was employed at the Wyalusing A&P grocery store. On June 18, 1966 she married her husband Olin D. Eberlin. She and her husband, who was a chef, worked together in the food service industry, working at many restaurants and country clubs throughout the southern United States. Mr. Eberlin would pass away on Aug. 22, 1985. While living in the Wyalusing area, she was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, the Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 Eastern Star, the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary, and while in the Melbourne, Fla. area, she was a member of the Melbourne American Legion Auxiliary, and she and her husband were active members of the Banana River Power Squadron. Surviving are: her son and his wife Richard and Patricia Eberlin of Laceyville, Pa.; and her step-daughter and her husband Jacqueline and Scott Hillegas of Telford, Pa.; also her four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; her sister and her husband Doris and William Madill of Monroeton, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Edith Reed, of Ocala, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special caregivers Alice Allyn and her niece; and Mary Eberlin. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by: a sister, Gertrude Whipple, who died on Dec. 13, 2006; and three brothers, Louis Reed, who died on Feb. 8, 2002, James Reed, who died on Oct. 11, 2004; and Edward Reed Jr. who died on Dec. 16, 2003. Memorial services will be held at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, at a later date to be announced, conducted by Rev. Barry Ballard and Rev. Penny Rahm. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. The family will be furnishing their own flowers for the memorial services, but those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Marilyn Ross, RR 1 Box 71, Sugar Run, PA 18846, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. April 28, 2010, Towanda Dasily Review. Picture in April 29, 2010 Edition of Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
LEWIS H. REINHART JR., age 88, of Laceyville, PA (formerly of Wyalusing), passed away Tuesday morning, February 6, 2018 at The Gardens in Tunkhannock, PA. Lew was born on August 15, 1929 in Columbia, PA the son of the late Lewis H. Reinhart, Sr. and Mildred Schlotthauer Cranford. He was a graduate of Columbia High School with the class of 1947 and Franklin and Marshall College with the class of 1956 with a Bachelors Degree in Business. Lewis served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Lewis married the former Jean M. O’Donnell on June 28, 1953 and together they raised two sons. He was employed as an Accountant with the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Insurance Company from 1965 until his retirement in 1992. He was a member and past officer of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post # 534. He was a member of the Board of Directors of PS Bank. He has further dedicated himself in the service to the membership of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club and to the PA Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. He was also a past board member and treasure of the Wyalusing Library and past president of the Wyalusing Industrial Development Corporation. He had led the United Way Campaign for many years. Lew was a charter member and past president and treasurer of the Wyalusing Lions Club, served as a past president and member of the Wyalusing Area School District, and was a member of the board of directors with the Wyalusing Municipal Authority as well as serving as treasurer for a number of years. Lewis generously contributed his energies to the welfare of the community in many ways. He originated the Wyalusing minor league in the 1960’s for youth baseball, and coached teener baseball for many years in the 60’s. Lew loved the sport of tennis and was an avid game participant and spent hours teaching the finer points of the sport to area youngsters. He loved to travel with his wife. Together they have been to Germany and to every state in the Continental US. They enjoyed spending their summer vacations in Stone Harbor, NJ and winters for the last 26 years in St. Augustine, FL. In addition to his wife of nearly 65 years, Jean Reinhart, he is survived by his sons Stephen Reinhart and his wife Eliza Fuhrey of Laceyville, PA and Timothy Reinhart and his wife Christine of Montgomery, PA; his grandchildren Jena Norkus and her husband Christopher and their daughter Zoey of Pottsville, PA, Zachary Reinhart and his fiancé Lesley Parrish of Pittsburgh, PA, and Matthew Reinhart of Montgomery, PA. He is also survived by his twin brother Frederick Reinhart and his wife Joanne of Wyalusing, PA; his sister-in-law Katie O’Donnell of White Haven, PA; half-brother Thomas Reinhart of Wyomissing, PA; and nieces and nephews Glen and Nicole Reinhart of New York City, Emily Reinhart of Missoula, MT, Susanne Daily of Marietta, PA, and Pam and Joe Wright of Columbia, PA. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather Gordon Cranford; his stepmother Marie Reinhart; his half-brother Charles Reinhart; and his beloved grandson Jason Charles Reinhart. A Service to Witness to the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with Dr. Reverend Barry Ballard of the church officiating. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Military Honors Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 and will be conducted by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. Interment will take place at a later date at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. Lew always said “flowers are for the living” and memorial donations can be made to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA. –Funeral Home obut contributed by Carol Brotzman
REMINGTON Samuel R. "Sam" Remington
37, well known Terrytown, Pa. businessman and Terry Township Supervisor, died on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Sam was born July 24, 1975, a son of Carl J. Remington and Paula Ann Lines Remington Wikoski. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1993. He attended Vale Tech School of Blairsville, Pa., for two years specializing in transmissions. He married the former Joe Anne Deniece Ferranti of Stevensville on May 15, 1999. After their marriage Sam and Joe Anne began Remington Transmission in Terrytown. Sam also was a bus driver for the Wyalusing Area School District and Sharaton Charter Bus Lines of Wyalusing. Sam was elected and served as a Terrytown Township Supervisor. Sam enjoyed gun collecting, NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing, boating and camping. He had a loving disposition and would help anyone in distress. Surviving Sam are his spouse Joe Anne at home; father, Carl J. Remington of Terrytown, Pa.; mother, Paula Wikoski of Tunkhannock, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Remington of Tunkhannock, Pa.; brother, Judson C. Remington of Wyalusing, Pa.; sisters, Lisa (Robbie) Shoemaker of Laceyville, Pa., Brenda (Paul) Kneller of New Albany, Pa., Tina (Allan) Champluvier of Laceyville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Ann (Wayne) Vanderpool of Spring Lake, Pa., Suzann Dittfield of Sayre, Pa.; many aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews, Delana Vanderpool, Leah Gillingham, Shawna Gillingham, Jonathan Shoemaker, Joshua Shoemaker, Arielle Kneller, Philip Kneller, Melody Kneller, Peter Champluvier, Joseph Champluvier and Emily Champluvier; pets Tator, Bella, Gus, Diego and Stone; special friends, Joanne Potter and the late Steve Potter and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Robert E. Lines, Pauline M. Groover Lines and Paul Remington and mother-in-law, Mildred Ferranti. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor of the Orwell Bible Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review – July 1, 2013
Jan. 7, 2004
David Morton Robinson, age 57, Interim Pastor of the Hamburg Presbyterian Church, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 in Hamburg, NY, following hip replacement surgery. David, a boyhood resident of Wyalusing, was born March 1, 1946, the son of the Rev. Norman A. Robinson, former pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, and the late Elizabeth Stevenson Robinson. He was raised in Wyalusing, and attended the Wyalusing High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. In his junior year, he was awarded a two-year basketball scholarship to Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, where he graduated in 1964. He graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington. David married the former Susan Minich of Buffalo, in Amherst, NY in 1968. He continued his education and earned a master's degree in counseling from Edinboro State University. He served in public education for 15 years and was a history teacher, guidance counselor and basketball coach at a high school in Cranberry. He was also a counselor at a drug and rehabilitation center. In 1988, he earned his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon Cornwell Seminary in Hamilton, MA. He began his second career in pastoral ministry in Greenwich, NY and later in Washington, PA. In March 2002, he accepted a call to interim ministry at the Hamburg Presbyterian Church near Buffalo, NY. Rev. Robinson was dedicated to mission work. Through Functional Literary Ministry, he led medical mission teams to Haiti, working on the goal of providing a permanent medical clinic. He was also an avid woodworker and enjoyed making furniture and other various items for family and friends. Surviving, in addition to his spouse, Susan of 35 years, are a daughter, Betsy Hay of Washington, PA, a son, Scott Robinson of Kent, OH and a three-year-old granddaughter, Savannah Hay. Also, two sisters, Margaret Gesell of Columbia, MD and Phyllis Vandenberg of Durham, NC. David also had an extended network of friends who all loved him dearly. Services to the Witness of the Resurrection were held on Monday, Jan. 12 at the Hamburg Presbyterian Church. A service will also be held on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Chartiers Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Washington, PA. Interment will be in the spring at the Wyalusing Cemetery. Memorials may be made for the building of the Haiti Medical Clinic through checks made payable to: ATTN: Haiti Medical Clinic Hamburg Presbyterian Church 177 Main Street Hamburg, NY 14075
LUCAS ROBINSON, 21, of Wyalusing RR 2, died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Albany Township. He was born March 18, 1983, in Towanda, a son of Joseph W. Robinson and Paula Clark. Luke was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 2001, and has been a lifetime resident of Wyalusing. He loved hunting and fishing. He was also a NASCAR racing fan, a Yankee fan, and enjoyed watching sports. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Paula and John Cicconi of Wyalusing; his father and step-mother, Joseph and Bonnie Robinson of Laceyville; two brothers, Adam Robinson, U.S. Navy, and Travis Robinson of Laceyville, step-brothers; Johnny, Stephen, Pete, and Joey; a step-sister, Becky; grandparents, Gene and Eleanor Robinson of Wyalusing; grandmother, Jeannine Clark of Austin, Pa.; a special uncle, dean Robinson; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death b his grandfather, Gerald Clark in 1998; and an uncle, David Clark in 1976. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor officiating. Private family committal services will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at McHenry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Tri-County Sports Club, c/o Carl Yurgatis, RR 1, Box 1462, Laceyville, PA in Luke Robinson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
REV. NORMAN A. ROBINSON, former minister of the Presbyterian Church of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 in Durham, NC at the age of 96. He was born July 5, 1918 in Cambridge, MA, the son of George and Gertrude Robinson. His father was a New England architect specializing in firehouse design. Rev. Robinson attended school in Belmont, MA, graduating from high school in 1935. He attended Suffolk University, Geneva College and Princeton Seminary, graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1944. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister by the Lehigh Presbytery in 1944. He served as pastor of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church of Shawnee, PA, from 1944 to 1947, the Second Welsh Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre from 1947 to 1950 and the Presbyterian Church of Wyalusing from 1950 to 1980 when he retired. Rev. Robinson married Elizabeth Stevenson of Clarinda, Iowa, in December 1942 in the Princeton Seminary Chapel. They were married for 53 years until her death in June 1996. In retirement, Rev. Robinson and his wife, Elizabeth, divided their time between Wyalusing and Bonita Springs, FL, until 2006, when Rev. Robinson relocated to Durham, NC. Sports were an important part of his life beginning in childhood. He played baseball and basketball in high school, semi-professional baseball in New Hampshire, tennis on the Geneva College team and golf and tennis in his adult years. He coached both boys basketball and baseball teams for many years in the Wyalusing area. In retirement, he played on the USTA Senior Circuit in Florida and was nationally ranked in the top 25 in the 85-90 year division when he gave up competitive tennis due to declining health. In his later years, he took great pleasure as a spectator at Duke basketball games. Rev. Robinson was a 50-year member of the American Philatelic Society, specializing in American stamps, and for many years he acted as agent and advisor to help Walter Klein of the Bunge Corporation collect one of the finest U.S. stamp collections of the 20th century. He is survived by two daughters: Margaret Gesell of Columbia, MD and Phyllis Vandenberg of Durham, NC. A son, the Rev. David Robinson of Hamburg, NY, passed away in 2004. Other survivors are sons-in-law, Leslie Gesell and John Vandenberg; daughter-in-law, Susan Robinson of Washington, PA; grandchildren, Leslie Saunders of Randallstown, MD, Kimberly Powell of Columbia, MD, Michael Vandenberg of Durham, NC, Elizabeth Hay of Washington, PA, and Scott Robinson of Seoul, South Korea. There are two great-grandchildren, Savannah Hay and Jerald Hay, Jr. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church in Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Ballard officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rev. Norman Robinson be made to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, 102 Church St, Wyalusing, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane,Wyalusing.
MR. RICHARD DUANE ROSS, age 78, lifelong resident of Wilmot Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Dick was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, on March 13, 1940, the son of the late William and Edna Fenton Ross. He grew up in Hollenback on the family farm and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1958. On Aug. 25, 1962, Dick married the former Joan Ann Loftus of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania — the couple celebrated 56 years of marriage. The couple raised their six children on Oak Hill. In his younger years, Dick worked for Huffman Brothers in Wyalusing and retired from GTE Sylvania after 36 years of service. He worked for Avon Transport in his retirement. Hobbies included his pulling horses and locals often saw Dick with his team pulling carriages through local parades and celebrations. He was also known for giving bob-sled rides around Oak Hill. He enjoyed participating and watching horse-pulls, often accompanied by his children and the Jim McGee family. Dick’s passion was fox hunting — he was a founding member of the Northeast PA Foxhunters Association, as well as a past president and vice-president of the organization. He was a present director of the Pennsylvania State Fox/Coyote Hunters Association, along with being a past vice-president and secretary and was also involved with the Mason-Dixon Foxhunters Association having served as a past vice-president. Dick was often found out with his hounds, on a back road cooking soup on the tailgate of his truck for fellow hunters. Dick was also a life member of the Wyalusing Volunteer Firemen’s Association, volunteering countless hours during the Wyalusing Fireman’s Carnival. It was a rare occasion for Dick to miss breakfast at Bob’s Restaurant in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, and the opportunity to aggravate his favorite waitress, Lisa. Dick loved the Wyalusing and Northeastern Pennsylvania area and was quite a local character to everyone who knew him. Surviving are his spouse, Joan Loftus Ross at home; children, Elizabeth “Betsey” Ross of Seabrook, New Hampshire, Barbara Kropelnicki of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, R. James “Jim” (Michelle) Ross of LeRoy, Pennsylvania, Julia M. Chapman of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, Kathleen (Mark) Cegelis of Hampstead, New Hampshire, Karen Ross of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald Ross of Milan, Pennsylvania, Eugene (Jean) Ross of Sayre, Pennsylvania, Gerald Ross of Sayre, Pennsylvania, George “Jay” (Marilyn) Ross of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, Ronald (ReeAnn) Ross of Sugar Run, Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy (Richard) Vosik of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Barbara Loftus Perrone of West Chester, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Christopher (Lisa) Kropelnicki, Veronica Kropelnicki, Nathaniel (Sara) Ross, Codie (Becca) Ross, Kellsy Ross, John Ross Chapman, Patrick Thayne Chapman, Anthony Cegelis, Isabella Cegelis; great-grandchildren, Leah and Lakelyn Ross; numerous nieces, nephews, and several great-nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, William “Buster” Ross; in-laws, John and Isabelle Loftus; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Y. Ross and Margaret Ross; and brother-in-law, Charles Perrone. A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Joseph P. Kutch, MA, pastor of St. Michael’s parish, Canton, Pennsylvania, presiding. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Dick will be transported to mass and to the cemetery aboard Wyalusing Valley Fire Departments Antique 1939 Pumper. Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA . Memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Volunteer Firemen’s Association, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA or the Pennsylvania Fox Hunter Association Youth Scholarship Fund, 118 Commerce Drive, Scott Township, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/28/2018
William "Buster" ROSS
Jan. 25, 2002
William "Buster" Ross, age 69 of RR1, Sugar Run, PA, died on Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Aug. 7, 1932 in Wilmot Township, he was the son of the late William and Edna Fenton Ross. A graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1950, he was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a lifetime resident of the area, having been engaged in farming for many years. Prior to his retirement, he was a crewman for Wilmot Township and was also engaged in trucking and hauling cattle to the Wyalusing Stockyards. "Buster" was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Northeastern Fox Chasers Association and enjoyed time spent coon hunting, fishing, trapping and bowling. He left surviving, his loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn Y. (Wheaton) Ross, at home; his three children and their spouses, Sheila and Alan Wilsey of Tunkhannock, Sandra and Charles Bahr of Dushore and Charles and Shelly Ross of Sugar Run; two granddaughters, Jamie Ross and friend, Robert Lutz of Sugar Run and Jacklyn Bahr of Dushore; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Margaret Ross of Milan, Richard and Joan Ross of Wyalusing, Eugene and Jeanne Ross of Sayre, Gerald Ross of Sayre, George "Jay" and Marilyn S. Ross of Sugar Run and Ronald and Ree Ann Ross of Sugar Run; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Richard Vosik of Mehoopany; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Karen Wheaton of Silvara; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Floyd Eberlin of Monroeton; his father-in-law, Claude Wheaton of Silvara; an aunt, Mary Scouten of Silvara; special friends, Barney and Robert Slabinski, Wilkes-Barre; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor, officiating. A tribute written by son-in-law, Charles Bahr, was read by Jerry Ross. The nieces and nephews fondly remembered Uncle Buster with memories read by Teresa Ondrey. Interment followed in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers were very dear friends, Barney Slabinski, Robert Slabinski, Jesse Kisner, Larry Snyder, Gary Burke, Arthur Fenton, John Harned and Lee Kneller. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hollenback United Church in Mr. Ross’s memory.
SALSMAN Cindy L
CINDY L. WINTERS 04/05/2006 The New Age Examiner
Cindy L. Winters, 49, of Moxie in Terry Township, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, 2006. She was born on Sept. 16, 1956, daughter of Eldon and Eleanor VanDeMark Salsman. She was employed as a secretary in the Bradford County District Attorney's Office for 28 years. She enjoyed time spent in the outdoors and she also enjoyed gardening and fishing. She is survived by her husband, Timothy C. Winters; her father, Eldon Salsman, Golden Hill; children, Jeremy and Beth Salsman, Meshoppen; Derek and Heather Winters, Moxie; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Virginia Bell, Lake Carey; four brothers, Larry Salsman, Tony Salsman, Darrell Salsman and Mark Salsman; a grandchild; and several nephews. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, April 5, from the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment, Wyalusing Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Wyalusing Ambulance Association, PO Box 787, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
SALSMAN –CINDY L. WINTERS, age 49 of Moxie in Terry Township died unexpectedly on April 1, 2006. She was born on September 16, 1956 a daughter of Eldon and Eleanor VanDeMark Salsman. She was employed as a secretary in the Bradford County District Attorney’s Office, giving 28 years of service. Cindy enjoyed time spent in the out doors. She also enjoyed gardening and fishing. She is survived by her husband; Timothy C. winters, at home; her father, Eldon Salsman, of Meshoppen, PA, Derek and Heather Winters of Moxie, PA; her father-in-law and mother-in-law; Joe and Virginia Bell of Lake Carey, PA; by four brothers; Larry Salsman, Tony Salsman, Darrell Salsman and Mark Salsman; by one grandchild; and by several nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006 at McHenry Funeral Home from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 787, Wyalusing, PA in Cindy Winters memory. –Towanda Daily Review
SALSMAN Eldon A. - Mr. Eldon A. Salsman, 75, of Wyalusing, PA died
on Friday, May 28, 2010 at Mercy Tyler Hospital, Tunkhannock. Born on April 3, 1935 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Vera M. Woodruff Salsman. He attended Laceyville High School. Throughout his career he worked various jobs doing logging and working in stone quarries. He married the former Eleanor G. VanDeMark of Sugar Hill on Aug. 9, 1956. She predeceased him on Feb. 8, 1995. Surviving are his companion, Denise Strach of Wyalusing; five sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald Salsman of Nanticoke, Lawrence Salsman of Sugar Run, Anthony Salsman of Meshoppen, Darrell and Robin Salsman of Sugar Run and Mark C. Salsman of Sugar Run; daughter, Trudy Jo Krause of Alden, NY; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Romaine and Betty Salsman of Wyalusing, Edsel and Rhonda Salsman of Laceyville, Richard and Darlene Salsman of Meshoppen, Jeffrey and Reenie Salsman of Laceyville; four sisters, Reatha Robinson, Marlene Rodriguez, Linda Brown and Joanne Salsman, all of Laceyville; several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Winters and five brothers, Duane, Maynard, David, Howard, Jr. and Lyle. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Rev. Darrell L. Sands officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends called on Tuesday, June 1 at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. – Wyalusing Rocket Courier, June 3, 2010
SCHRANN, Lewis J. - L.J. Schrann Buried at Wyalusing Cemetery,
Tuesday - Lewis J. Schrann died
at the age of 69 years early Saturday morning at the Packer hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mr. Schrann moved to Wyalusing from Wilmot, 13 years ago and has been a resident on Taylor avenues since, where he had a workshop and garage. He is survived by his wife, one son, Elmer and one daughter, Mrs. Donald McCarty and three granddaughters. Funeral services were held at his home. Burial in Wyalusing Cemetery. - Wyalusing Rocket, July 1, 1931
SCHULZE - Sally W. Schmoll
Feb. 17, 2004
On Feb. 17, 2004, Sally Welles Schmoll, wife of Allen F. Schmoll, Jr., Wyalusing, PA (Terrytown) died. She was 86 years old and had been in declining health for sometime, due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Bertha C. Schulze in Terrytown on Dec. 23, 1917, the daughter of Christian and Genevieve (Horton) Schulze. Given up by her parents, Sally was caringly raised by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Schulze of New Era. She attended Wyalusing schools and put herself through Mansfield State Teacher’s College, graduating with a degree in education. In college, she was an accomplished cellist, playing in a performing string quartet. She carried her musical interests through life, with active participation in Wyalusing Chapter No. 524 Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of Meshoppen Chapter No. 70. Following graduation, she began a career as an elementary school teacher, beginning in a one-room schoolhouse at Moxie in 1938 and ending at the Towanda J. Andrew Morrow School in 1977. Along the way, she taught fifth grade at Laceyville and second grade at Wysox and Luthers Mills. She was dedicated to her students and always remembered them at Christmas. When silver dollars went out of circulation, she gave each one of her students a silver dollar that year, a gift that some of those students still cherish. In 1940, she married Charles F. Welles, II at the Schulze farm in New Era. She was devoted to Charles, a long-time Schulze family friend, whose generous and kind spirit had helped her as a young woman coming of age during the depression years. Her marriage to Charles produced two sons: Nelson A. Welles, II (Jean Stone) of Sheshequin and Charles F. Welles, III (Lyn) of Terrytown (Norway Ridge). From her challenging childhood, she garnered a strong work and saving ethic that she transferred to her family. Her most precious human quality, though, was her gentle and somewhat insecure inner core that likely came from being shuttled around in early childhood. She clung to and gave enormous love and tenderness to her family, a characteristic that is her greatest legacy to her survivors. When her husband died in 1964, she continued teaching and bore the financial responsibility of maintaining the family tree farm and upkeep on her husband’s beloved Old Log House in Terrytown, all with little help from her sons, who were then away at school and military service. In 1966, she married Allen F. Schmoll, Jr. of Durell. Her marriage to Allen brought her the love and support that she greatly needed to shoulder the responsibilities she had endured alone for two years. Together, they continued to keep the Old Log House in great condition to this day. When Alzheimer’s struck, Allen demonstrated an unusual level of devotion to her by choosing to become an around-the-clock caregiver to her at home. When the demands became too much for one person, he engaged Sandi English and Sally Tomlinson to help him with home care, never once considering removing her from her beloved Old Log House. In addition to her sons and their better halves, she leaves four grandsons: Charles (Elisa) of Tunkhannock; Matthias of Corpus Christi, TX, Nelson, III (Chantel Johnson) of Wysox, Fisher (Kelly) of Elmira, NY and a granddaughter, Angela Bechtel (John) of Butte, MT. She has one great-granddaughter, Marina Welles of Wysox, a brother, William (Herm) Schulze of Wyalusing, a sister-in-law, Lillian (Bill) VanNest of Florida, several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred, of Harrisburg. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the New Era United Methodist Church, with Robert Hockenberry, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those wishing to honor her memory may wish to contribute to the New Era Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice.
SCHULZE - On November 20, 2006, William H. Schulze (Herm) left this earth and passed into eternity at the age of 96. He had been a resident of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home for the last few years following the death of his beloved wife, Calista (Cal) three years ago. He was born to Christian and Genevieve (Horton) Schulze in Terrytown on January 17th, 1910. The eldest of three siblings, he was predeceased by a brother Fred of Harrisburg, and a sister, Sally Welles Schmoll of Terrytown. He is survived by two nephews: Nelson A. Welles, II of Sheshequin, Charles F. (Lyn) Wells III, of Wyalusing; by a special cousin, Harry O. (Jane) Schultze, of Wyalusing who gave generously and selflessly of himself in care of Herm in his declining years; and by a brother-in-law: Alan Schmoll, of Terrytown. Herman possessed a strong entrepreneurial sense garnered from his father and grandfather who were well known merchants of their day in this area. Through his entire life he bought and sold vehicles and probably had ninety nine cents of the first dollar he ever made. When World War II finally drew this nation into the epic struggle against Hitler's fascist regime, Herm enlisted at an elderly 32 years of age. His knowledge of automobiles, engines, and drive trains, and his ability to master the details of keeping the machinery of an army on the move led him into a logistical assignment in General George S. Patton's third Army. He served through all of General Patton's campaigns beginning in North Africa in 1942, Sicily in 1943, and landing in Normandy on D-Day plus 6, June 12, 1944. Assigned again under General Patton he fought with the General through France, the liberation of Belgium, the General's famous 100 mile two day rush in subfreezing winter weather through the Ardennes to relieve Allied Forces pinned down at Bastone (the Battle of the Bulge), the taking of the Bridge at Remagden, and fighting into Germany until the German Surrender. His job assessing the needs of Sherman tanks, half-tracks, and other armored equipment on the battlefield probably kept him far enough from the tip of the spear to enable survival against the odds. He was this writer's real living war hero and member of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation." I'm sure he didn't realize it, but his graphic descriptions of his wartime service have forever left images with this writer of human effort and sacrifice almost beyond comprehension. God bless him and his fellow men and women of his time for giving my generation a life of freedom, peace and prosperity. After returning home from the war, he met Cal in Wyalusing and they were united in marriage. Together they successfully operated a number of area restaurant/tavern establishments over the years. He also teamed with Albert Steele to start Steele's Garage in Wyalusing which is now Downtown Auto. This relationship was synergistic with Herm's ability to buy and sell automobiles for profit. He was also a member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM., joining on June 5, 1936, and becoming Worshipful Master on December 31, 1947. In October this year, his lodge served him with a 70-year certificate of service as the lodge's oldest past Worshipful Master. He had attended Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. His other memberships included the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and Wyalusing V.F.W. He enjoyed hunting, and found great enjoyment in long car rides in the country. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, November 24, 2006, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Masonic Funeral Service will be held on Friday evening, November 24th, at 8:00 p.m. by members of Masonic Lodge No. 618 of Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, in Wyalusing. Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 534. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice in Herman Schulze's memory. - Daily & Sunday Review, Towanda PA, Nov. 21, 2006
SITAS - Mrs. Adella Sitas Stevens, age 92, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Adella was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Nov 5, 1916 the eldest of nine children of the late William and Marcella ROMASKICZ Sitas. After working for several years in the Wilkes-Barre coal mines her father moved the family to Laceyville, Pa. At the age of six, Adella went to the one room school on Clapper Hill and her teacher was Mr. Glenn Bennett. She worked at Michael's Hotel in order to attend high school and graduated from the Laceyville High School a member of the Class of 1936. After graduation she worked at Sterling's Restaurant and Palmer's Hardware Store in Wyalusing. In 1942, Adella married Robert Neiley Stevens. They moved to Elmira, N.Y. where she worked at the Eclipse Manufacturing Plant. Later, during the war, Bob and Adella were employed at the Horseheads Army Depot where army equipment for the troops was distributed by rail. Bob was a crane operator and Adella a warehouse checker. After the war, Adella and Bob moved back to Wyalusing and purchased the Hotel Middendorf. After doing extensive renovation they developed a very successful hotel/restaurant business. In 1952, they bought a house at 101 Second Street, Wyalusing that served as the family home for 50 years. Adella worked at the American Meter Company for 19 years and 19 years for Arrow United until her retirement in 1986. Adella was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church; Wyalusing Grange No. 265; Sheet Metal Union No. 550, Wyalusing Senior Citizen's Club and the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce. She was a very active bowler for many years. Her delights were tending her flower bed, vegetable garden and asparagus and red raspberry patch. She was famous for her homemade raspberry jam which she loved sharing with family and friends. Surviving: Son-in-law, Thomas G. Bundle of Kirkville, N.Y.; three sisters, Marion Worthington of New Albany, Pa., Alice Saxe of Brackney, Pa., Stella (Robert) Hoffa of Oriskany, N.Y.; brother, Albert Sitas of Montrose; brother-in-law, Robert O. Kinney of Wysox, Pa., two grandchildren, Thomas Robert (Shannon) Bundle of Cicero, N.Y., Trisha Lynn (Robert) Bentley of Frederica, Del.; six step-grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Bundle on May 23, 2009 and her step-son, Robert E. Stevens on April 23, 2009; two sisters, Vera Champluvier and Deleora Kinney; two brothers, William Sitas and Joseph Sitas; sister-in-law: Beatrice Sitas and step-daughter Jean Cochran. A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. A dinner will be at the St. Mary's Hall immediately following; all are invited to attend. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to St. Mary's Church, RR 4 Box 4003, Wyalusing, PA 18853. 27 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
SITAS -Mrs. STELLA HOFFA, age 87, of Oriskany, NY, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford, NY. Stella was born in Laceyville, PA on June 5, 1934, one of nine children of the late William and Marcella Romaskicz Sitas. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1952. After high school, Stella worked at the Wyalusing Rocks for the summer, then after it closed for the winter, she got a job at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, PA There she met her future husband, Robert Hoffa, who had worked there before joining the Air Force. Stella and Robert were married December 27, 1952, in the Trinity Lutheran Chapel, Mildred, PA. They left for Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, where Robert was stationed. They celebrated 57 years together, until his passing on April 15, 2012. Stella loved gardening and making meals for the family on the holidays. She also loved all animals, watching sports, going to McDonalds, Olive Garden, Dunkin Donuts, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Surviving: daughter: Barbara Scalise (Robert) Johnson Oriskany, NY; grandson: Brandon E. Scalise Oriskany, NY. And numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son: Thomas Robert Hoffa, on May 24, 2015; five sisters: Adella Stevens, Marian Litzelman Worthington, Vera Champluvier, Alice Saxe, and Deleora Kinney; and three brothers: William Sitas Jr., Joseph Sitas and Albert Sitas. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday morning, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Phyllis Pelletier, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 until the time of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/14/2021
SMILEY - Miss Ann Marie Smiley, age 61, of
Terrytown, died on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital,
Ann was born in Terrytown, on Dec. 1, 1946 a daughter of the late Rodney and Esther Jane Keeney Smiley. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1964. Ann was the Office and Print Shop Manager for Serve Inc., Towanda, for 30 years. She faced many obstacles in her life and dealt with them with a sunny and cheerful manner. She brought love to her family, friends and extended family. Surviving: Sisters and brothers-in-law: Penny and William Farley, Towanda, Pa., Debbie and Tony Kolodziej, Wyalusing, Pa.; Brother and sister-in-law: David and Chris Smiley, Wyalusing, Pa.; Nephews: Nicholas (Jen) Farley, Towanda, Pa., Bryan Kolodziej, Wyalusing, Pa., Justin Smiley, Wyalusing, Pa.; Nieces: Brenda Farley, Towanda, Pa., Britney Kolodziej, Wyalusing, Pa., Samantha Smiley, Wyalusing, Pa. Extended Family includes: Lori Barr, Snyder Barr, Sheyann Barr; Carrie Camp, Summer Putnam; Glenda and Phil Bush, Michelle VanDeMark; Faith Brotzman, Shylo Goble and Ryvir Goble. Ann was predeceased by her father Rodney Smiley on April 10, 1978, her mom, Esther Jane Smiley Hope on March 22, 2002 and her step-father, James Hope on July 1, 2004. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dennis R. Fox presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the charity of their choice. Daily Review from 2/10/2008 - 2/11/2008. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
SMITH Carol J. Davis
age 70, of 110 Maple Lane, Meshoppen, Pa., entered eternal rest, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, while at her home, in Myo Beach, near Meshoppen. She was born on Oct. 22, 1943, in Lovelton, Pa., the daughter of the late Elmer and Eunice Douglas Smith and the stepdaughter of the late Harold Dodge. Carol spent her life caring and raising her family. In her early years, she worked the family farm and she cooked at the Tyler Memorial Hospital Cafeteria in Tunkhannock, Pa. Most recently she retired from cooking and bartending at the Trail Inn, in Meshoppen. She enjoyed cooking for all of her family and friends. She took great pleasure in baking cookies for her grandkids, whom she was affectionly known as "Cookie Grandma. "She was a member of the South Auburn Grange #1188. Carol was an avid card player who enjoyed playing pitch on Wednesday nights with her friends. She is survived by her longtime companion, Russell Totten of Nanticoke, Pa. She will be sadly missed by her son, Matthew (Billie Jo) Davis of Clymer, N.Y.; and her five grandchildren, Mark, David and Caitlyn Barnett, of Morgantown, W.V., Vanessa Barton and Dylan Davis, of Clymer, N.Y.; her brother, Harold (Pat) Smith, of Danielsville, Pa.; and her five sisters, Regina Long, of Laceyville, Pa., Helen Smith of West Nicholson, Pa., Donna (John) Robinson, of Meshoppen, Pa., Martha (Ira "Butch") Robinson of Meshoppen, Pa., Bonnie Vitonovetz of Mehoopany, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews, as well as a great family friend, Sue Cortwright, of West Nicholson, Pa. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Smith (Jan. 4, 1970), Eunice Douglas Smith Dodge (Jan. 17, 2006), Harold Dodge (Jan. 15, 2005); her sister, Betty Smith; and her three brothers, Donald Smith, James Smith and Robert Smith. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Rick Wormer of the Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor's choice. Towanda Daily Review – November 15, 2013
SMITH –ELIZABETH M. ‘BETSY’ REYNOLDS, 94, of Montrose, PA, passed away at Gracious Living Estates on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She was born in Wyalusing, PA, on May 30, 1922 in her grandparents Hotel Middendorf, to the late Bryant Ingham and Mary (Middendorf) Smith. Her husband of 57 years, Jack H. Reynolds, predeceased her. Surviving are her two sons and daughter-in-law, Randy Reynolds and Joe and Linda Reynolds, grandchildren, Caleb and Alison Reynolds, sister-in-law, Connie Lou Gary. Her brother, Joseph Smith predeceased her. Betsy graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1939 and Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College in 1944 with a Bachelor’s in Business Education. During WW II, spent her summers working at eclipse division of Bendix in Elmira, NY. She began her teaching career of skilled typing and office practice in Glen Rock (York Co.) High School for two years, then Towanda High School for ten years. In 1955 she married her husband, had her two children, moved to Montrose where she taught a semester at Wyalusing, before moving onto Montrose High School finally retiring in 1986. After her retirement she volunteered at the Susquehanna County Literacy Council before moving to Summerfield and Ocala, FL. There she participated in governance education Program, “Kids at Risk in Education” for two years. Her hobbies included needlework, reading, swimming and going to yard sales. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wyalusing, PA, with Rev. Joseph Manarchuk of St. Mary’s Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Visitations will be Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. Donations in Betsy’s memory can be made to the Susquehanna County Library, 18 Monument St., Montrose, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/9/2016
SMITH -Mrs. ERMA JEAN CANFIELD, age 77, formerly of Wyalusing, PA passed away at the home of her daughter, in Wilmot Township, PA early Monday morning, July 29, 2019. Erma Jean was born in Sayre, PA on Sept. 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Morris and Dorothy Wells Smith. Erma was the wife of Edward N. Canfield, who passed away on Feb. 21, 1984. Surviving are her children, Steven Canfield (Patricia Wright) of Wilmot Township, PA, Scott Canfield of Wilmot Township, PA, Mark and Pamela Canfield of Cross, SC and Tami and Donald Dolan, of Wilmot Township, PA and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Frank and Vernell Smith of New Mexico, and Maynard Smith (Gail Moore) of Wyalusing, PA; also a special niece, Karen Smith (Brett Ruhf) of Wyalusing and several other nieces and nephews. Beside her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-father, Arthur Smith; four brothers, Morris Smith Jr., Willard Smith, Dale Smith, and Freddie Smith; and four sisters, Clara Wizelman, Iva Collins, Helen Bouse and Thelma French. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday morning at the funeral home. -Towanda Daily Review 7/30/2019
SMITH –MRS. MARION ‘MURPH’ SWEET, age 76, well-known resident of Wyalusing, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Towanda. Murph was born in Lake Ariel, Pa., on July 15, 1928, daughter of the late Otis and Helen Ammerman Smith. She graduated from the Lake Ariel High School, a member of the class of 1946, and attended Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. She married Robert K. Sweet of Dalton, Pa., on April 29, 1951. While Bob served in Korea, she resided in Lake Ariel until Bob returned and they moved to Waverly, Pa. In 1964, she and Bob, a Nationwide Insurance claims adjuster, moved to Wyalusing. Murph was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She also worked for the Rocket-Courier for 15 years and later for Westover’s Florist. She was very active in her community and was a member and former secretary for the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. She was a member of the former Fortnight Club and was also a past president of the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association. She enjoyed her family and was an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast and worked very hard with her plants and flower garden. Surviving are her spouse, Bob, at home, her son, Daniel Sweet of New Albany; her daughter, Dana Keller of Dummore, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Robert Lohmann of Scranton, Pa.; a granddaughter, Katherine Keller of Dunmore; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Dec. 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen H. Learn officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and direct memorials to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
MR. PAUL THOMAS SMITH, age 87, of John St., Wyalusing, PA, passed away suddenly, at his home in Wyalusing, early Friday morning, December 28, 2018. Paul was born in Peckville, PA on April 11, 1931, the son of the late William and Carrie E. Rymond Smith. Graduating from the Montrose High School, he was a member of the class of 1948. After high school Paul went on to Millersville State Teachers College and graduated with the class of 1952 with a teacher’s degree in Industrial Arts. After his graduation from Millersville, Paul was hired as an Industrial Arts and Trades and Industry Teacher, better known as “Shop”, at Wyalusing Area School, and taught at Wyalusing Area for 33 years, before retiring in 1986. For those 33 years, Paul taught thousands of students the art and trade of building and carpentry in the school’s wood and metal shops. With many of his former students becoming very successful carpenters, cabinetmakers, welders, tool makers, and contractors. Prior to his teaching career, Paul worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and most of his life he worked closely with the commission. For many years, Paul was a N.R.A. Rifle Instructor at the Wyalusing High School, and also for many years during the summer, he was a Supervisor of the Neighborhood Youth Care Program at the High School. Paul also owned the Montrose Sporting Goods store in the early 1950’s. On June 18, 1955, he married the former Barbara Hicks, and they were married for 62 years, until Barb’s passing on August 4, 2017. For many years throughout his life in his spare time, Paul enjoyed hunting and being in the outdoors. Paul went on hunting trips to Wyoming and Newfoundland, as well as spending many, many days in the Pennsylvania woods. His big passion was deer hunting in Pennsylvania and he was a very accurate marksman. While his son, Jeff, was employed in Alaska, he enjoyed two trips to Alaska, and along with his wife, they made countless trips to Myrtle Beach, SC and to the Finger Lakes in New York State. Owning a farm in Terrytown, Paul made daily trips to the farm, where he enjoyed many hours on his tractors, plowing and mowing, and taking care of his property. He also supervised the quarrying of blue stone on the Terrytown property, and always cherished all of the hours spent at the farm. For 25 years, he farmed Christmas trees on Crow Hill, planting, growing, pruning, and selling the trees, during the Christmas season. After his retirement from teaching, Paul was a gun shop owner, running his business out of the home on John Street. For many years, he enjoyed trading and selling firearms and sharing stories at his gun shop. Living in Wyalusing since 1955, he was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church serving as a trustee for 20 years. Paul was also a member of the Montrose Masonic Lodge, N.R.A., P.S.E.A., N.E.A., and served as a Wyalusing Council Member for 17 years, serving as it’s President and many committee chairs. Loving the Wyalusing area, he enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and many friends. For three years, he loved delivering Meals on Wheels in the Wyalusing area. Surviving are his two children, Suzanne E. her husband, Jack Morgan, of Black Walnut, PA; and Jeffrey Smith of Wyalusing, PA. He is also survived by two grandchildren Aaron (Lindsay) Eastabrook, and Cody (Nicole) Morgan; four great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, Louis and Marge Hicks, of Aubrey TX; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Phillips (d. 1960), and a brother/sister-in-law, Douglas and Sandra Adriance (d. 2016). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM, f om the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with Rev. Heather Baker-McAllister, of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Paul’s name to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman
LARRY WAYNE SNYDER, age 75, of Sugar Run, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on October 8, 1941, in Hollenback, PA the son of the late Theodore and Mary Matthews Snyder. He married the former Audrey Chamberlin on April 21, 1962 and together they had three children Ted Wayne, Ronda Jane, and Christopher Paul. Larry worked for Taylor Packing and now known as Cargill for 42 years until his retirement in 2003. Larry was a lifetime member of the Towanda Gun Club, a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and the Hollenback United Methodist Church. He loved John Deere tractors and was into wood working. Also, he loved hunting, camping, and going to the Bloomsburg Fair. He loved farming as a young man and that showed later in his life as he would maintain the family property by cutting wood and feeding the birds and deer. He was always willing to help his family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. He was sometimes known as the self-proclaimed mayor of Hollenback. Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years Audrey Snyder of Sugar Run; his three children Ted Snyder; Ronda Snyder; and Chris Snyder and his wife Cindy; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother Harold Snyder; sister Marge (Jesse) Kisner; sister Marilyn (Thomas) Bryan; sister-in-law Pat (Tom) Heyer; brother-in-laws Ronald Chamberlin; David (Kathy) Chamberlin; Butch (Marlene) Chamberlin; sister-in-law Jeanette Chamberlin; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Larry was preceded in death by his infant brother Donald Theodore Snyder; sister-in-law Terry Snyder; parents-in-law Cleon and Camille Chamberlin; brother-in-law Donald Chamberlin; and sister-in-law Joyce Chamberlin. Funeral services for Larry will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. Interment will follow at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman.
STALFORD - Descendant of Pioneers in Valley passes - Miss Emily Wells Stalford passes away Sunday night at her Browntown home - Well know lady of this community and member of Pioneer Family of Southern Bradford, died after year's illness - aged 72 years - Last Saturday about midnight, May 2, 1925, Miss Emily Wells Stalford, of Browntown, departed this life, after a lingering illness extending over the past twelve months. The funeral took place at the late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. P. Lewis Lloyd, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian church of which she had been a member since her girlhood. The interment was made at the family plot in the Wyalusing cemetery, and the funeral arrangements were in charge of undertaker, P.B. Morse of Wyalusing. Miss Stalford was the third daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Levi P. Stalford, and was born on January 7, 1853, on the same farm where she had lived and where she departed this life. The land comprising this farm is that which was purchased from the Indians in 1772, by her great, great grandfather, Henry Pauling, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge. Henry Pauling, it is said, never lived on the land himself, but deeded it to his daughter, who married Samuel Stalford, and they together occupied the land, which was bought from Job Chilloway, the Indian Chief, on the departure of the Indians to the Ohio river valley in 1778. Miss Stalford's father, Hon. Levi P. Stalford, lived during his entire life there, as did his father, Benjamin, who acquired the land from his father, Samuel Stalford, one of the very earliest white settlers of this part of the valley of the Susquehanna. Miss Stalford is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Stevens of Browntown and one brother, George P. Stalford of Wyalusing, another sister, Miss Mary Stalford died on Sunday, November 30th, 1919. [no source given]
STEELE –JEANETTE MARIE STEELE BERRY CHAMBERLIN, age 75, of Wilmot Township, PA passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Jeanette was born on February 14, 1943 in Blairstown, NJ the daughter of the late Howard and Ruby Martin Steele, Sr. Jeanette grew up in the Newton, NJ area, graduating from Newton High School and in September 2011 she attended her 50th class reunion. She moved to Wyalusing in 1972 and married Donald L. Chamberlin on July 7, 1973. She was employed by Craftmaster for several years and babysat a number of area children for many years. Before moving to Wilmot Township, she and Don lived many years on the outskirts of Wyalusing Borough on Route 706. Jeannette was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Danielle Romano and grandson Corbin with whom she made her home with in Wilmot Township. She is also survived by her son, Jim Berry and his wife Lisa of Wyalusing, PA; her step-children, Ben Chamberlin and his wife Cheryl of Terry Township, PA, Donald Chamberlin and his wife Therese of Factoryville, PA and Denise Chamberlin of Meshoppen, PA; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; her brother/sister-in-laws, Eugene (Marlene) Chamberlin, Ronald (Joyce) Chamberlin, David (Kathy Sweeney) Chamberlin, Audrey Snyder, Pat (Tom) Heyer, and Donna Vanderpool; her special niece Glenda McGroarty; special friends, Yvonne Robinson and Kathy Sweeney; as well as many nieces and nephews both in Pennsylvania and South Carolina that she loved as her own. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Chamberlin; her son Howard A. Berry; her grandson Tyler Donald Wood; her father Howard Steele, Sr.; her mother Ruby Vanderpool; her step-father Steven Vanderpool; her brother, Howard Steele, Jr.; her sisters and brother-in-laws, Nancy and Rich Nystrand and Pauline and Bob McKinnish; her father/mother-inlaw, Cleon and Camille Chamberlin, her nephew, Brian Chamberlin; her step-brother, Allen Vanderpool; and step-sisters, Norma Coleman and Marge Brown. A memorial service for Jeanette will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Reverend Dr. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will take place at a later date at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jeanette’s name to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
STEVENS - Karen Jane Bundle died peacefully at her Kirkville, N.Y., home surrounded by family on May 23, 2009. She was born Feb. 4, 1948, to Robert and Adella Stevens of Wyalusing, Pa. Karen graduated from Wyalusing High School and went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was an active member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. She later obtained her M.S. in Reading Education from SUNY Oswego. As an educator Karen taught in the Chittenango School District for more than 20 years. At Bridgeport Elementary, she was an English language arts teacher, helping students with reading and writing. Karen had a passion for creativity, using music and the performing arts to inspire her students as well as fellow teachers. Throughout her career Karen received many grants to implement her ideas in the classroom and was often honored for her success. Later in her career she was an adjunct professor at SUNY Cortland for several semesters. After retiring and with assistance from colleagues, Karen continued writing scripts and participating as senior director for Bridgeport Drama Club. It was Karen's pleasure to work with children and see them shine as stars in the classroom and on stage. She was predeceased by her father, Robert N. Stevens; and half-brother, Robert E. Stevens. She is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 40 years, Tom; her son, Tom (Shannon) Bundle; her daughter, Trisha (Robert) Bentley; her loving mother, Adella Stevens; and several aunts, uncles, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and countless friends. The viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane., Wyalusing, PA 18853, followed by the funeral service at noon. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Community Wesleyan Church, 7693 Kirkville Road North, Kirkville, NY 13082, or Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088. 25 May 2009, Daily Review.
NILES G. STORRS, 68, 107 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., died Monday, May 12, 1975. Born in Granville March 16, 1907, he was the son of Roy and Lydia Battin Storrs. Mr. Storrs was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Harry Bentley Legion Post 443 of Elmira. He was also a member of the Barber’s Union Local 165 and had owned and operated the former Storrs Barber Shop in Wellsburg. Surviving are his wife, Gladys “Peg” Arey Storrs; one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Irene) Bassett of Canton; three brothers, Owen Storrs of Whitesboro, Texas, LaRue Storrs of Lakeville, Pa., and Lynn Storrs of Charlestown W. Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg. The Rev. Welling Storch of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church officiated. Burial will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
STOWELL –HELEN COREY, 66 of Ulster RD 2 died Saturday morning, March 31, 1979 at the Bradford County Manor after a lingering illness. She was born in Towanda and moved to Wyalusing at an early age. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Stratton Stowell. While living in Wyalusing, she was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church, and taught Sunday School for a number of years. Mrs. Corey is survived by her husband, Victor; one daughter, Karen Hillis of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Fred Jackson of Germany; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Marion) Bowen of N. Towanda, and Mrs. Robert (Dort) Hemenway of N. Towanda; one brother, William Stowell of Ulster; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Albert E. Cox of the N. Towanda Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
STRONG –ALICE M. WALKER, 91, of Wyalusing died on
Thursday Feb. 10, 2005, at home in Wyalusing. She was born Dec. 11, 1913,
in Norway Ridge, a daughter of the late John and Sadie Rogers Strong. She
married Fredrick R. Walker of Camptown on May 25, 1933. They worked on
their family farm for years and later owned and operated the Sugar Run store
for 11 years until retirement. She also worked for the Rocket-Courier for
several years. Fred predeceased her on Aug. 16, 1996. In her spare
time Alice was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with her family and
also sewing and quilting. Alice was a member of the Sugar Run Presbyterian
Church and the Sugar Run Circle. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law
Eugene and Janice Walker of Wilmot and David and Lois Walter of The Villages,
Fla.; a brother, Paul Strong of Herrickville; a sister, Shirley Jackson of
Wyalusing; grandchildren, Fred Walker Jr., Mike Walker, Randy Walker, Jim
Walker, Tom Walker, Debbie Dunfee and Garrett Walker; great-grandchildren
Kelsie Walker, Cole Walker, Mary Ann Walker, Michael Walker, Justin Walker,
Brittany Walker, J. J. Walker, Riley Walker, Austin Walker, Caleb Walker,
Melanie Walker, Morgan Walker, Logan Walker, Caitlyn Dunfee, Kyle Dunfee and
Zavian Walker; and several nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by
one grandchild, Heather Walker; her two brothers, Ivan and Jim Strong; and
three sisters, Nellie Dean, Veda Houck and Ruth Franklin. Funeral
services will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. John H. Dabback, her pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13.
The family will provide the flowers and requests memorials to the Sugar Run
Presbyterian Church, in care of Wayne Morrow, TRR 1 Box 24, Sugar Run, Pa.
–Towanda Daily Review.
age 100, a well-known long time resident of Wyalusing died on May 31, 2011. She died peacefully at the Towanda Personal Care Home, Towanda, Pa. Shirley was born on Feb. 28, 1911, being the fourth daughter of the former John and Sadie Rogers Strong. She graduated from Wyalusing High School and remembered walking to and from Norway Ridge to attend school until her teenage years when the family moved to the Welles farm in Wyalusing. After graduation, she married Wardell J. Jackson and they lived on and operated a farm on Lime Hill in Wyalusing Township. In the 1950's, they sold and left the farm when they entered into a partnership with the late Theodore Burgess and Marjorie Burgess (Wardell's sister). The Farm and Home Supply business was formed by that partnership and was a well-known business for years in the community. Shirley retired in the 1970's. She enjoyed her family, loved to garden, and to hunt and fish, hunting until the age of 85 and fishing well into her 90's. Some stories of her hunting experiences appeared in the Pennsylvania Game News and the Rocket Courier. She enjoyed refurbishing furniture, caning chairs, and braiding rugs. She was very active and a Past Worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also very active as a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church and often helped the Methodist women with dinners and other events. After a stroke at the age of 85 and a relatively successful recovery, she spent many hours in her Church Street home and her Homets Ferry property. She occupied much of her time by making quilts for the many members of her family. She wintered in Florida until the age of 95 and was active in community events there. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Richard and Dolores Jackson of Mansfield, Pa.; and James and Betty Jackson of Villages in Florida; one daughter and her husband, Theodore and Betty Jackson Them, of Wyalusing, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wardell J. Jackson; her daughter and husband, Roscoe and Charlotte Jackson Hall, of Panama City, Fla.; four sisters, Nellie Strong, Ruth Strong Franklin, Alice Strong Walker, Veda Strong Houck; three brothers, Ivan Strong, James Strong, and Paul Strong. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penney M. Rahm, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., from 6–9 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011. An Eastern Star Service will be conducted by members of Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2011
DANIEL R. SWEET, age 60, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away Thursday night, April 19, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Dan was born on April 15, 1958 in Scranton, PA, the son of the late Robert K. Sweet, who passed away on July 1, 2013 and Marion Smith Sweet, who passed away on December 26, 2004. Dan graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1976. He then went on to attend York Academy in York, PA to study Art. Dan worked for Proctor and Gamble for over 30 years. He loved going to Wyalusing Valley girl’s sporting events, especially soccer, basketball, and track and field. He loved to listen to rock and roll music and his favorite band was The Beatles. Dan is survived by his sister, Dana Keller of Dunmore, PA and his niece Katherine Keller-Kratzer of Alexandria, VA. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Wyalusing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Dan’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, PO Box 179, Ulster PA. –Funeral home obit
SWEET Robert K. Sweet
age 84, well known resident of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care, Dunmore, Pa. Bob was born on May 24, 1929, in Dalton, Pa, a son of the late Grover and Clara Armstrong Sweet. He graduated from Dalton High School in the class of 1946, and then attended Lackawanna Junior College for business. It was there that he met his wife to be, Marion Smith; they were married on April 29, 1951, and she predeceased him on Dec. 26, 2004. Bob was drafted into the Army and was deployed to Korea for the war, after 26 months of service he was honorably discharged holding the rank of Sergeant. Bob then worked at a couple of finance companies before going to work for Nationwide Insurance in 1964, from which he retired after 30 years in 1994. He and Murph moved to Wyalusing in 1964, where they raised their family and spent many happy years. Bob was a long time member of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. He enjoyed working in the yard, watching sports, and he loved animals. Surviving him are his son, Daniel Sweet of Wyalusing, Pa.; daughter, Dana Keller of Dunmore, Pa.; granddaughter, Katherine Keller of Cleveland, Pa.; sister, Lucille Ulrich of Factoryville, Pa.; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his wife by his sister-in-law and her husband, Eleanor and Robert Lohmann, and a nephew Robert Lohmann. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853, with the Rev. Dale L. Russell, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Towanda Daily Review – July 3, 2013