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 Obituaries -August 2007

Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Obituaries -August 2007

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Zachary Thomas Bailey
Gerald Henry Chubbuck
Ezra "Zeke" Keeney
Rev. Dr. Charles Reynolds
Evelyn C. Winslow
George Pepper
Clarence Emmerson Applegate
Randy Spencer Mize
Elizabeth M. Burchill
Carl "Bill" Irish
Mildred I. (Packard) Wright
Doris Mears
Rose M. Parkhurst
Harland L. "Tommy" Robinson, III
Gary Wilber
Carolyn "Tink" Hoffman
Patricia Anne Grohe Hoffmire
Bud Joseph Dieffenbach
Paul S. May Sr. "Abe"
Gerald E. May Sr.
Ronnie Edward Roof
Nancy Mae (Harris) Stankiewicz
Eleanor A. Hall
Eunice A. Richards Merrill
Catherine "Katie" Decker Stephenson
Bernice Lucy Goodwin
Peggy A. (Evans) Keith
Alma Hendershot Eddy Larnard
John Robert Tillotson
Patricia Ann Weed Barbur
Kathleen Thompson Nitcznski
Matthew Dale Bowen,
Joann Lee Farr Tuttle
William Packard Young
Lamont E. Douglas
Margaret R. "Peggy" Gately
Steven William Spiak, Sr.
Thomas Walker
Joseph "Paul" McMahon
Michael Petronchak Sr.
Elwyn Stanley (Whitey) Lyon
Joseph Colegrove
Marlene Canfield Colegrove
Michael Colegrove
Ann Marie Sherwood
Wilma Elizabeth Haywood Veleker
Eleanor P. Andrus
Lee Edward Everson
Helen A. Kinne
Ricky "Moochie" Hartford
Bert Schweikart
Emory J. Bryan
Edward F. Hartwick
Anna Kachmarsky
Thomas "Footer" Foote
Jane Slocum Chaffee
Detta Mary VanDeMark Salsman
Mark David Hagerman
Marlea Bailey
Theodore "Bob" Greene
Jerald Lee Park
Violet Marie (Overacker) Shell
Anna Tokach


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 Obituaries-September 2007

Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Obituaries- September 2007

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Donald E. Barrett, 63, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home. He was the husband of Juanita M. (Hart) Barrett.

Robert V. Clark, 77, of Springfield, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family.

Harvey Haven Frank Jr., 80, passed away on Sept. 19, 2007, in Towanda, Pa., due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Burton L.A. Platt, 66, of Tampa, Fla., lost his courageous battle with cancer and died Sept. 20, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Emma L. Brown, 60, wife of Neil D. Brown of 115 William St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday morning, Sept. 28, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.

Robert V. Clark, 77, of Springfield, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family.

Howard J. De Frahn, 75, of Sayre, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital with his children at his side.

Amy S. Phillips, 45, of 792 Steam Valley Road, Trout Run, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Gatehouse Hospice at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, Pa.

Pauline E. Platt, 89, of Troy, Pa., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor.

Al P. Cimino, age 66 of RR 2 Box 2671, Laceyville, Pa. (Stowell), formally of Garfield, N.J., passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2007 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa

Sherman W. Burke, 79, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., following a brief illness.

Anna Soloman Dolan, formerly of Athens, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, with her family by her side.

Pearl G. Dyer, age 90, of Wilmot Township, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.

Geraldine Allyn Cressman, 86, of Temple Street in Owego, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at her home.

Jean D. Phelps, 88, a resident of The Valley Inn Assisted Living, 1810 Elmira Street, Sayre, Pa., formerly of the Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa. and Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Levi James Strope, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at the San Francisco VA after a long illness.

Frances Martha (Miller) Harris passed away quietly at her residence, surrounded by her loving family on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007.

Barry L. Young, 49, of New Albany, Bradford County, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.

Dorothy Putnum Herrington, of Troy, PA went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital.

Edna M. (Raub) Jones, 72, of Troy, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her family.

Laura Ely Sobonski, age 72, of Lake Carey, PA passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Harvey H. Frank, Jr., age 80, of Wyalusing, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.

Betty J. Seeley, 81, of Gillett, Pa. passed away surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y

Leonard Spitz, 95, of 1626 Majestic Drive, and formerly of 1512 Philadelphia Ave., both in Chambersburg, Pa., died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in the Chambersburg Hospital.

Chad Christopher Taylor, age 36, of Dushore (Cherry Township), Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.

Robert Chilson, 80, life-long resident of LeRoy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Towanda Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit.

Robbin B. Jenney,36, of Milan RR 1, Smithfield Twp., Pa. passed away Wednesday morning Sept. 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.


Evelyn Griffis Neiley, 102, widow of Nelson Neiley formerly of Lake Wesauking Road, Wysox, Pa. and the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa

Louis Van Roy, 77, formerly of Windfall, Pa. passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mabel E. Couch, 90, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Endicott, N.Y. passed away Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, in North Towanda Twp., Pa.

Marjorie Vee K. Wilder Mansfield, a native of Bradford County, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Cordele Health & Rehab. She was born on Friday, Oct. 8, 1920, to the late John D. King and the late Bessie Harbst King.

William V. O'Hara of Canton passed away during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007quietly after a brief stay at Troy Community Hospital. He was 85 years of age.

Marion F. Hetherington, age 75, of RR 3 Box 3679, Laceyville, Pa., passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.

Francis J. Hartigan Jr., 59, of Dushore (formerly of Yeadon, Pa.) passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at his home.

Ruth A. Miller, 75, formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor, following an extended illness

Genevieve O. Pendleton, 87, of Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa., and formerly of Warren Center, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre., PA

 Kenneth L. Shedden of Canton, Pa., passed away quietly on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home. He was 91 years of age.

James Paul Weightman of Shunk gave up his heroic battle with cancer on Sept. 15, 2007. He was 65 years of age.

Robert Edward Bourdette Sr. passed away on Sept. 14, 2007, at his home in Milan, Pa.

Doris Ann Coats, Beloved wife and mother, born Jan. 8, 1935 in West Burlington, Pa., to the parents of August Glen Mosier and Ethel Viola Sargent. Her life was temporarily interrupted on Sept. 12, 2007.

James Terry, 61, a longtime resident of Canton, Pa. passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 2007, at his home.

Emily C. Shafer Westbrook, 86, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, N. Towanda Twp. passed away Thursday Sept. 13, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Harkness in Allis Hollow, Pa.

Elsie Frankenfield of 96 Cessna Street, Sayre, Pa. passed on unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean Carol Kocak Mancini, 63, went to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Gordon W. Scouten, 91, formerly of Wells Mountain, Terry Twp., Pa. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, in North Towanda Twp., Pa.

Janet (McClelland) LaMont, 83, of Troy, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. LaMont, who passed away on July 16, 1978.

Julia Marie Roy, 50, of Rome, Pa. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.

Carl T. Bagdon, age 90, of LeRaysville, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, September 8th, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.

Dorothy Rundle "Dottie" Isaac, 87, widow of Willard J. Isaac of 314 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa

Doris "Jean" Arnold, 81, of Litchfield Township (Ulster RR 1), Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2007.

Willard F. Edwards Jr., 67, of RR 4 Towanda, (Towanda Twp.) Pa. passed away Wednesday morning Sept. 5, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.

Irma P. (Springer) Fritz, of Philadelphia and Buckingham passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.

Rose McMahon Oliver, of Wyalusing (formerly of Dushore), passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.

D. Lester Hoover, 93, formerly of Parkesburg and Shunk, Pa., died at Landis Homes, in Lititz on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.

Arthur "Art" E. Manning Sr., age 82, of RR 2 Box 2301, Second Street, Laceyville, Pa., passed away at his home on Monday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2007.

Gerald H. Chubbuck passed away on Aug. 29, 2007, in Wellsboro, Pa.

Genevieve S. Kitchen, 75, of Windham Township, (Rome RR 2), Pa., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital

Ronald E. "Snake" Fassett Jr., 45, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital.

Mary Ellen Strickland, 90, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.

Francis R. "Tike" Mulcahy Sr., well-known resident of RR 3, Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2007, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Zachary Thomas Bailey, infant son of Lloyd Bailey Jr. and Holly Waters Bailey of Main Street, Towanda, Pa. passed away Tuesday evening Aug. 28, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.

Beatrice Dewey Wanck, 86, of Naples, Fla. and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. crossed over gently Aug. 29, 2007, at North Collier Hospital in Naples, Fla. 


Donald E. Barrett
September 30, 2007

Donald E. Barrett, 63, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa. passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home.

He is the loving husband of Juanita M. (Hart) Barrett, whom he married on June 14, 1969. The couple had 38 happy years together.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., at 110 West Main Street, in Troy, Pa., for a time of fellowship and sharing.

Don was born on Aug. 23, 1944, in Springfield Township, in Bradford County, Pa. He was the son of the late Herbert and Florence (Hemenway) Barrett. Don was a 1963 graduate of Troy High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. Don loved Jehovah and belonged to the Towanda Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness. Don enjoyed farming, his animals, and being outdoors.

Don loved his family more than anything else in the world. They include his wife Juanita; his sons, Herbert W. (Beth) Barrett of Corryland, Pa.; Leland D. (Carol) Barrett of Wellsboro, Pa.; Dale L. Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; and Donald E. Barrett, Jr., also of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his daughters, Laura L. (Travis) Barrett Kimball of South Waverly, Pa.; and Kyla J. Barrett with companion, Chris Shaffer of Laceyville, Pa.; his grandchildren, Bart Doud, Holly Doud, Jimmy Dobbins, Vicky Dobbins, Melissa Barrett, Michael Barrett, Crystal Kimball, Hunter Kimball, Jessica Shaffer, Anthony Shaffer, Alex Shaffer; his sister, Jo Ann (Robert) Lowe of Trout Run, Pa.; his mother-in-law, Dora Hart of Wellsboro, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Paul H. Lou Ann) Hart of Wellsboro, Pa.; his sisters-in-law, Shirley (Ronald) Foster of Elkland, Pa.; and Rhonda Benson of Fla.; along with several nieces and nephews

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sandra Barrett; and his brothers, Jack Pine and James Pine.

Contributions may be made to the Barrett family to help defray the costs of the funeral.

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Robert Clark
September 30, 2007

Robert V. Clark, 77, of Springfield, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was the loving husband of Lois M. (Case) Clark, whom he married on June 20, 1954. The couple had 53 happy years together.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held after the viewing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Graham of Springfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Bob was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. He was the son of the late Vern L. and Anna (Williams) Clark.

Bob was a dairy farmer, and later a carpenter, and he spent some enjoyable years working for Rush Gates in the planing mill. He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and was a former member of the Springfield Odd Fellows.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughter, Valerie (Robert) Hugg Jr. of Springfield; his grandchildren, Darren E. (Ashley) Roy, Shauna (Jason) Kellogg and Stephanie Roy, all of Springfield; his great-grandson, Ty Kellogg; his sisters, Eleanor Clark of Springfield, Betty Brown of Troy and Edna (Ken) Guthrie of Springfield; his brothers-in-law, Louis "Pete" Campbell and Larry Green; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends down at the "station."

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers-in-law, Willard Brown and Richard Case; and his sisters-in-law, Clara Campbell, Doris Green and Ginny Case.

Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Bradford County Heritage Association and Farm Museum, PO Box 265, Troy, Pa. 16947.

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                        Harvey Frank Jr.
                                           September 30, 2007

Harvey Haven Frank Jr., 80, passed away on Sept. 19, 2007, in Towanda, Pa., due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Known to most as "Bud," he had an optimistic outlook, heart of gold and sense of humor like no other, which will be missed by all who knew him.

Born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1927, to Helen Augusta Kerrick and Harvey H. Frank, Bud graduated from Penn Charter High School in 1945.

At the peak of World War II, and while a senior in high school, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday, and served his country for 18 months. Taking the G.I. Bill, Bud graduated from Penn State in 1950 with a degree in business administration.

He was employed by Western Union, and lastly by the University of Pennsylvania, where he assisted disabled students.

Bud was an elder at Summit Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and later a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.

Living in Philadelphia for 61 years and caring for his mother until her death in 1987, Bud was happy to move to the beautiful countryside of Wyalusing, the ancestral home of his mother.

Bud was a great-great-great-grandson of Charles Homet, an original, and long-term resident of the French Azilum.

Bud is survived by his sisters, Jane Garrabrant of Dublin, Pa., and Helen Krusen of Saylorsburg, Pa.; cousins Lydia Wolcott of Lancaster, Pa., John Howard of Wyalusing, Pa., Ann Kerrick Histon and Jody Kerrick Schilling; his nephews, Kurt Krusen of Camp Hill, Pa., Fritz Krusen of Houston, Texas, and Jeff Krusen of San Diego, Calif.; and his niece, Kim McComas of Fayetteville, Ark.

A memorial service will be held at the Homet family cemetery near Homet's Ferry on Oct. 20, 2007.

Memorial gifts can be sent to the ALS Association to further research to cure Lou Gehrig's disease at: ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif. 91301.

Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa.

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Burton L.A. Platt
September 30, 2007

Burton L.A. Platt, 66, of Tampa, Fla., lost his courageous battle with cancer and died Sept. 20, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Burton was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Sayre, Pa. He was the son of Joseph F. and Rita Boyle Platt. He attended LeRaysville, Towanda and Wysox schools. He achieved his GED in Florida.

Before his illness he hung Sheetrock and had a driveway paving business.

His greatest love was of his family and friends and the church he attended. He loved talking on the phone every day with all of them and had a different song he sang for each of them. He loved the Buccaneers, playing horseshoes, pool and singing in church.

Burton is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Burton and Genesis Eakes of San Antonio, Texas; his son, Timothy Platt, and his daughter, Lorilynn Daniels of Lakeland, Fla.; his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and William Strong of Johnson City, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Sam, Anthony and Tyler Eakes, Christine Juda, Amy and Mike Smith, Lance Daniels Jr., and Cortney and Marissa Strong; his great-grandchildren, Avilon Juda and Andrew Smith; his stepchildren, Terri and Bryon Stairs, April and Scott Sears, and Adam and Ovey Landry; his step-grandchildren, Winter and Lincoln Sears; his companion, Shirley Wasserman and family; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Manille Evanco of Mandeville, La.; his brother Joseph Evanco of Endicott, N.Y.; his sister, Margaret Roof of Wysox; his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Ronald Post of Towanda; his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Fred Bennett of Monroeton; his aunt, Laura Boyle of Skowhegan, Maine; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins; and his dog, Daisy.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Donald, in 1942, and Charles, in 1962.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Pastor Lee Jackson, Faith Family Worship Center, 14514 Del Valle Road, Tampa, Fla. 33625, in Burton L.A. Platt's memory.

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Emma Brown
September 29, 2007

Emma L. Brown, 60, wife of Neil D. Brown of 115 William St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday morning, Sept. 28, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.

Emma was born in Ridley Park, Pa., on Oct. 11, 1946, and spent the early years of her life growing up in Luthers Mills, Pa. She was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1965.

On May 30, 1969, she married Neil D. Brown in Sylvania, Pa.

Emma was employed for several years by Widman's Pharmacy in Towanda. She also served as a crossing guard for the Towanda Area School District for many years.

Emma possessed great love for her family and home, and loved providing day care for her grandchildren and watching her grandson race go-carts. Emma enjoyed taking trips to Lancaster, Pa., and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.

Surviving are: her husband of 38 years, Neil D. Brown, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Bill Maynard of Standing Stone, Pa., and Jenny and Tim Ennis of Monroeton, Pa.; grandchildren, Jacob and Mitchell Maynard, and Elizabeth and Emmalynn Ennis; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Woodward of Sylvania; and Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Burnside Snyder, on May 27, 2005, and by her stepfather, Eugene Conrad "Cooney" Snyder, on Nov. 24, 2002.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Monday afternoon at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, in Emma L. Brown's memory.

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 Robert Clark
September 29, 2007
 
Robert V. Clark, 77, of Springfield, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was the loving husband of Lois M. (Case) Clark, whom he married on June 20, 1954. The couple had 53 happy years together.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held after the viewing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Graham of Springfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Bob was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. He was the son of the late Vern L. and Anna (Williams) Clark.

Bob was a dairy farmer, and later a carpenter, and he spent some enjoyable years working for Rush Gates in the planing mill. He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and was a former member of the Springfield Odd Fellows.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughter, Valerie (Robert) Hugg Jr. of Springfield; his grandchildren, Darren E. (Ashley) Roy, Shauna (Jason) Kellogg and Stephanie Roy, all of Springfield; his great-grandson, Ty Kellogg; his sisters, Eleanor Clark of Springfield, Betty Brown of Troy and Edna (Ken) Guthrie of Springfield; his brothers-in-law, Louis "Pete" Campbell and Larry Green; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends down at the "station."

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers-in-law, Willard Brown and Richard Case; and his sisters-in-law, Clara Campbell, Doris Green and Ginny Case.

Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Bradford County Heritage Association and Farm Museum, PO Box 265, Troy, Pa. 16947.

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                          Howard J. De Frahn
                                              September 29, 2007
 
Howard J. De Frahn, 75, of Sayre, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital with his children at his side.

Born Feb. 22, 1932, in Mt. Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard and Alma Davis De Frahn.

Howard was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1950, and attended RIT. Howard owned and operated De Frahn Studio in the Valley for 50 years and served in the USAF during the Korean War.

He was predeceased by his son, Edward, and his brother, Jim De Frahn.

He is survived by his son, James and Beth De Frahn of Waverly, N.Y., daughter, Linda De Frahn of Anderson, S.C., and their mother, Marie De Frahn; grandchildren, Abigail, Elizabeth, James, Gabriel and Timothy De Frahn of Waverly; sister, Lois Wright of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y. 14892, or a charity of one's choice.

Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences or flowers may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com

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Amy Phillips
September 29, 2007
 
Amy S. Phillips, 45, of 792 Steam Valley Road, Trout Run, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Gatehouse Hospice at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, Pa.

Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of the Class of 1980 at Canton High School. She was also a graduate of the former Williamsport School of Commerce.

Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church. Amy had been an employee of Susquehanna Health Systems at the Williamsport Hospital Campus for 25 years. She had served in the administrative offices.

She was the best sister and best daughter her family could have wanted or desired. She was a very giving person and a person of great heart. She enjoyed reading and performing cross stitch.

Born at Tioga County on April 17, 1962, she was the daughter of Carl G. and Lorena K. Kneller Bahr.

Surviving are her husband, Charles M. Phillips, at home; her mother, Mrs. Lorena K. Bahr of Canton RR 1; her four sisters, Carlene and her husband, Dave Detwiler, of Virginia Beach, Va., Linda A. Bahr of Vancouver, Wash., Karen and her husband, Austin Fuelling, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Luann and her husband, James Washington, of Gloucester, Va.; her two brothers, Ernest Jacob Bahr of Canton RR 1 and Loren A. and his wife, Lori Bahr, of Cogan Station, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her late father, Carl G. Bahr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport. Her pastor, the Rev. Ron Bly, will officiate.

Interment will follow at Steam Valley Cemetery, Cogan House.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home.

The family of Mrs. Amy S. Phillips suggests that contributions in her memory may be made, if so desired, to The Gatehouse Hospice, c/o Providence Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

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Pauline Platt
September 29, 2007
 
Pauline E. Platt, 89, of Troy, Pa., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor.

Born Nov. 28, 1917, in Overton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Della Webster Shaffer.

Pauline married George in Towanda, Pa., on May 20, 1939. Pauline and George operated the Rotary Gas Station.

She enjoyed dancing, fishing and puzzles. The joy of her life was her grandchildren and family.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, in 1999; her parents; and her siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Ferguson of Sayre, Pa., Betty and Leon Estes of Horseheads, N.Y., and Leona Platt of Endicott, N.Y.; grandchildren, Brian and Tina Ferguson of Gillett, Pa., Mike Ferguson of Sayre, and Donna Estes of Elmira, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren Brian, Tara, Danielle and Morgan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Ocot. 4, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Greg Knupp officiating.

Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Bradford County Manor Recreation Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947, Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or a charity of one's choice.

Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com

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                         Al P. Cimino
                                     September 28, 2007
 
Mr. Al P. Cimino, age 66 of RR 2 Box 2671, Laceyville, Pa. (Stowell), formally of Garfield, N.J., passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2007 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa.

He was born in Passaic, N.J., on July 22, 1941, the son of the late Peter and Rose Castellano Cimino.

Al was a graduate of the Garfield High School class of 1959. From 1959 until 1960, Mr. Cimino served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed in Cuba, the Congo, and in Africa. After his service time, Mr. Cimino received a degree in criminal justice from William Paterson University in New Jersey. Mr. Cimino was a police officer for the city of Garfield, N.J., for 33 years, retiring as the chief of police in 2000.

After moving to Pennsylvania, he was a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, in Stowell. While he was living in Garfield, Al was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 2867, in Garfield, was the past president of the Garfield Little League, and he was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Garfield. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially the time he spent fishing and hunting.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, the former RoseAnn Landoline Cimino, of Stowell; his two sons and their wives, John and Anna Cimino of FairLawn, N.J.; and Tom and Michele Cimino of Vernon, N.J.; also a brother and his wife, Jack and Camille Cimino, of Pt. Pleasant, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Amanda and Anthony Cimino of FairLawn, N.J.; and Tommy Cimino of Vernon, N.J.; also two step-grandchildren Alicia and Melissa Yaver, of Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, on Main Street, in Laceyville, Pa., with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon from the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with Monsignor William Ward of the church officiating. Interment will be in the St. Anthony's Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30, with a vigil service to be held at 4 p.m. Graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, of Black Walnut, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657.

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       Sherman W. Burke
                            September 27, 2007

Sherman W. Burke, 79, of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., following a brief illness.

Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Towanda, he was the son of the late William Burke and Cora Vanderpool Burke. Sherman attended the Towanda schools and in early years was employed by Max Cohen's Salvage Yard in Athens, Pa.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and received his honorable discharge from military service in 1947.

He married the former Martha Tuttle in 1948 and they enjoyed 59 years together.

Sherman was employed by the Valley Cities Gas Co. for several years and was later employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda for 21 years, retiring in January of 1990.

Sherman and Martha enjoyed traveling until declining health forced Sherman to remain close to home. He greatly enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with his brother-in-law Dick. He also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his dog Buster. Sherman especially loved visits to and from his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha E. Burke, at home; his children, William (Judy) Burke of Durell, Wilma (James) Bailey of Sayre, Coralee (Albin) Gratkowski of Sayre, Margaret Lattimer of Waverly, N.Y., Connie (Michael) Streeter of Towanda, Sally (William) Lattimer of Jacksonville, Fla., Nina (John) Stevens of Wysox and Sheila (Christopher) McDonald of Durell; sisters, Margaret (Maynard) Carney of Elmira, N.Y., Lottie Ackley of Towanda and Shirley (Donald) Lehmann of Alexis, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a family friend, Jerry Benjamin; and his dog, Buster.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Edith and Jim Mitchell, Jean and George Ackley, Patricia Darby, Donald Tuttle, Raymond Eldred and Jessie Ackley, and a nephew, Herbert Wittig.

The funeral and committal service will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 28, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Sam Ackley officiating. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, in Sherman's memory.

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Anna Dolan
September 27, 2007

Anna Soloman Dolan, formerly of Athens, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, with her family by her side.

Anna was the daughter of the late Peter and Anita Thorp Soloman.

She was a retiree of Corning Glass Works, where she worked as a quality control inspector. During World War II, Anna was a silk weaver at the Silk Factory.

An avid traveler, she traveled throughout the United States with her sister, Jeanne, her brother-in-law and her nephew, Mark. Anna also traveled to Europe to visit her son. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Glenn P. Dolan, and her brother, Charles "Beanie" Soloman.

Anna is survived by her children, Kay Nagle of Sayre, Pa., Peter and Mary Dolan of Athens, Donald and Tami Dolan of Wilmot Township, Pa., and Ronald Dolan of Sayre; her brothers, Jack and Gaby Thorp of Norwalk, Conn., and Ed and Dona Shadduck Soloman of Cummings, Ga.; her sister, Paul and Jeanne Soloman Bozung of Seaford, Long Island; her eight grandchildren; her 11 great-grandchildren; and her numerous nieces and nephews, including her special nephew, Mark Bozung.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 29, also at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dianne Bentley of the Sayre Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

(Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences or flowers may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com

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Pearl Dyer
September 27, 2007

Pearl G. Dyer, age 90, of Wilmot Township, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.

She was born on June 20, 1917, in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Clyde W. and Mary C. Freudenburger Fisk.

Pearl had been a lifetime resident of Bradford County.

From 1946 until 2000 she lived on a farm in Wilmot Township. She took great pleasure in her time spent working on their farm.

In early years, she had been employed by Rynveld's Manufacturing in New Albany, giving 13 years of service.

On Oct. 2, 1986, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, the late George L. Dyer.

She leaves surviving her sons, Richard (Barbara) Dyer of Dushore RR and Allen (Bobbie) Dyer of Towanda RR; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Adrian Fisk, Clayton Fisk, Bradley Fisk and Cortez Fisk, and by a sister, Ethel Mapes.

We apologize that her late brothers Adrian, Clayton and Bradley Fisk were unintentionally omitted from the original obituary.

A private family funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dennis Fox, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, and by grandson the Rev. Ronald Dyer, pastor of the Bumpville Bible Church, officiating.

Interment was in Wyalusing Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, R.R. 2, Box 145 A, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or the Bumpville Bible Church, SR 1046, Rome, Pa. 18837, in memory of Mrs. Pearl G. Dyer.  

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Geraldine Allyn Cressman
September 25, 2007

Jesus took her by the hand and led her to the promised land ... Geraldine Allyn Cressman, 86, of Temple Street in Owego, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at her home.

She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, Ralph, a daughter, Janice Reed of Owego; sons, Gordon (Sherry) Cressman of Newark Valley, David Cressman of Owego, Craig (Ellen) Cressman of Newark Valley; grandchildren, Gordon Jr., Erin, Melissa (Jean) Cressman, Dale Short, Bryon Cressman, Samantha (Jason) Dye, Danielle Cressman, Aiden Cressman, Lane Reed, Brittany and Hannah; a great-granddaughter, Marah Dye; brothers, Eugene (Nora) Allyn of Okla., Hartley (Jean) Allyn of Apalachin, Dever Allyn of Waverly; sister, Laura Jean Strunk of Endicott; sister-in-law, Gladys Allyn of Warren Center, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Myrtle (Coffman) Allyn; sister, Phyllis Brennan and brother, Henry Allyn.

She was a graduate of Athens High School and of Allentown Bible Institute. Geraldine was a member of the Owego First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, flowers, and was a great witness and follower of Christ. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Her memory will live within our hearts forever.

Funeral services and celebration of Geraldine's life will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Owego First Church of the Nazarene on Route 17C in Owego, N.Y., with Pastor Dennis King officiating. A period of visitation and sharing will be held from 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, in Lounsberry.

Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared by visiting our Web site (under obituaries) http://www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com/. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., in Nichols.

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Jean D. Phelps
September 25, 2007

Jean D. Phelps, 88, a resident of The Valley Inn Assisted Living, 1810 Elmira Street, Sayre, Pa., formerly of the Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa. and Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Born June 16, 1919, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Earl Dunlap and Mildred Wells Dunlap. Jean was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1938.

Jean possessed great love for her family and home. She enjoyed gardening, canning, ceramics and painting. She formerly served as a volunteer at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens and was active in several area organizations.

Jean was a member of the Keystone Baptist Church in South Waverly, Pa. and was a former member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary in Towanda.

Surviving are: her children, Julia K. Finnegan of Sayre; Richard S. Kipling of Dayton, Texas; Alice Derby of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Kathie Kipling of Virginia Beach, Va.; Dr. Andrew Phelps and his wife Julia Phelps of Dayton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Louis Dunlap of Syracuse, N.Y.; David Dunlap and his wife Dottie Dunlap of Florisant, Mo.; Frank Dunlap and his wife Ardath Dunlap of Bradenton, Fla.; Melvin Dunlap of Tennessee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her son, Thomas W. Kipling and sister, Charlotte McMahon.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 26, at the Keystone Baptist Church, 353 Fulton St., South Waverly, Pa., with Pastor James Fox officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the church.

Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Keystone Baptist Church, 353 Fulton St., South Waverly, Pa. 18840, in Jean D. Phelps' memory.

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        Levi James Strope
                         September 25, 2007

Levi James Strope, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at the San Francisco VA after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 21, 1925, on his father's dairy farm on Kendall Hill Road in East Smithfield. His father was Levi Joseph Strope, who purchased the farm from Hank Kendall. His mother was Aurilla Foster from Powell.

The family moved to Towanda and Niagara Falls after the death of Levi Joseph Strope in 1930 and then bought a farm on Saco Road in East Smithfield.

He was in the Army Air Corps during WWII and learned to fly a P-38.

Levi was a skilled mechanic and carpenter, and was employed by many local businesses in Corning and Elmira.

He was descended from the Stropes and Van Valkenburgs who settled in the Towanda area before the Revolutionary War.

His maternal grandparents were Marvin Foster and Ella Coon.

His paternal grandfather, who fought in the Civil War, was Nathaniel Strope from Overshot.

He loved to tinker with small machines.

In 1976, he went to California to be near his son and where "it was warm all the time".

He is survived by: his brother, Lloyd Strope of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; his sister, Eldia Northrup of the Bradford County nursing home; ex-wife Joan Wilson of Corning N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law James Strope and Elizabeth Macera of San Francisco; and daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Ray Bowen of Addison, N.Y.

His five grandchildren are: James Martin Strope and Marynoel Strope of San Francisco; Barry Bowen of Lowman, N.Y.; Angela Olkey of Gang Mills, N.Y. and Mary Lucas of Corning, N.Y.

His four great-grandchildren are: Alex and Timothy Bowen, and Toni and Christopher Olkey.

Also, he has a very special nephew, Jack Strope of Athens, Pa. and many nieces and nephews.

Levi was pre-deceased by: his parents; his brothers, Marvin, Sylvester and Myron; a sister, Ella Mae Clark and a daughter, Nancy Strope.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, officiating.

His cremated remains will be buried at the Lane Cemetery in Burlington, near the Luthers Mills Bridge, following the service.

He stood alone, but was loved.

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Frances Martha (Miller) Harris
September 24, 2007

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, Canton resident Frances Martha (Miller) Harris passed away quietly at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was 72 years of age. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 6, 1935, she was the daughter of John V. and Hazel (Parks) Miller. When Frances was five years old, the family moved to Canton. She was united in marriage to Robert Harris. Together they raised two daughters and shared 35 years before his passing in 1988. Frances was the consummate farm wife.

Never one to shy away from an honest day's work, she always had her family's wellbeing at heart. She was a lover of cats and dogs, never refusing to offer a good home to any stray. Even greater was her love for children, her own as well as the many foster children for whom she cared. During the 1990s, Frances provided day care in her home for children in the Canton area.

Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was generous to a fault. Her life left a positive impact upon all who were nurtured by her.

Frances is survived by her daughters, Diane (and Donald) Stout and Beverly (and David) Wesneski, all of Canton; grandchildren, Jordan Andrus, Cody, David Jr., Derek Wesneski, Brandy Morse and Jaimie Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Gavin, Michaela, Katelyn, Dylan, Mckenzie and MaRissa; a brother, Charles (and Carolyn) Miller of Alabama; sisters, Betty Jane Mickey of Canton and Georgina (and Ray) Anderson of Spotsylvania, Va.; special friends, Anna Patterson and Gerald Transue; special caregiver, Amanda Hartford; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; brother, John Miller III and an infant daughter, Linda.

Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Services will be at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in LeRoy Cemetery. Due to the construction on North Center Street, visitors are advised to enter the funeral home's parking lot by way of the driveway on N. Minnequa Avenue, just above Main Street. Thank you for bearing with us.

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Barry L. Young
September 24, 2007

 
Barry L. Young, 49, of New Albany, Bradford County, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa. on May 22, 1958, he was the son of Leo P. Young of New Albany and Janet M. Jones of Bangor, Pa.

He was employed as a machine technician for Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany. Prior to that, he was the owner of the Mountain House Inn in New Albany.

Barry was a 1976 graduate of Bangor Area High School, was a member of the Monroeten Rod and Gun Club, and the Overton VFW.

He was formerly a member of the East Bangor United Methodist Church and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by two daughters, Tara M. DeCesare and her husband Ronald A. of Pen Argyl; and Trisha L. Roberts and her husband Chad D. of Bangor; two half brothers, Earl Young of Bangor and Max Young of Colorado and his companion of 10 years, Anita J. Thomas of New Albany.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. There will be visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the East Bangor Cemetery. Additional information may be found at http://www.ruggierofuneralhome.com/.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the Northampton County SPCA, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, Pa. 18042 or to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company, Bangor, Pa. 18013.

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Laura Ely Sobonski
September 22, 2007

Mrs. Laura Ely Sobonski, age 72, of Lake Carey, PA passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Laura was born on the family farm on Grant Hill, Wilmot Township on March 30, 1935 a daughter of the late Arthur & Hazel Tuttle Ely. She attended Grant Hill School and graduated from the Wyalusing High School. She married William Sobonski who predeceased her.

Laura began working at the Bendix Plant in Montrose and after a lay-off, went to the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, PA. She later returned to Bendix from which she retired after 33 years of service.

After retirement Laura began her second career as a water dowser. She used her God given talent throughout eastern Pennsylvania, finding water for many people. An accomplished dowser, she was inducted into the Water Dowser’s Hall of Fame.

She also enjoyed fishing and riding her motorcycles. She owned three BMW cycles, a 1951, and a ‘53 & ‘63 that had sidecars attached.

She was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church. Surviving: Son: Joseph Ely Sugar Run, PA

Step-son: Thomas Sobonski Friendsville, PA

Step-daughter Judy Sobonski Kirkwood, NY

Brother and sister-in-law: Carl & Marlene Ely Clay, NY

Sisters and brother-in-law: Harriet Girven Sugar Run, PA Carleen & Peter Fitzgerald Sugar Run, PA

Special friends: Gwen and Glenn Purdy Tunkhannock, PA and many other friends too numerous to mention and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Harry Ely in 1999 and Donald Ely in 2001 and a sister, Emogene Adams in 2004.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at the funeral home from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions are directed to: Hollenback United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wilmot Fire Company, RR 1 Box 48-A, Sugar Run, PA 18846.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com

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                        Robert Chilson
                                         September 20,2007

Robert Chilson, 80, life-long resident of LeRoy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Towanda Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit.

On Oct. 29, 1926, Robert George Chilson was born in LeRoy, Pa., the son of the late Robert W. and Lois (Kittle) Chilson. Shortly after graduating from Canton High School with the class of 1944, Bob proudly served our country during WWII with the U.S. Navy.

On April 12, 1947, Bob married the former Janet Twist in Elmira, N.Y. They shared over 60 wonderful years together and raised three children.

In earlier years, Bob worked for Swayze's Folding Box Company in Canton. He was then employed for 22 years at Masonite Corporation/International Paper in Wysox, retiring as a supervisor in 1988.

Blessed with many friends, his quick smile and friendly nature will be dearly missed. Bob could always tell you a good story as he was one of the last "legends" of Barkley Mountain. He loved doing many things but special times in his life were spent with family and grandchildren. Bob enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping (especially at Sunfish Pond). He was a loyal Oakland A's baseball fan.

Bob was a member of Canton's Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), a lifetime member and former governor of the Canton Moose Lodge 429, Canton's V.F.W. Post 714 and American Legion Post 303, and the LeRoy Heritage Museum.

Surviving are his wife, Janet; a daughter and two sons, Cathy (Kent) West, Don (Linda ) Chilson, and Rob (Jaye) Chilson, all of Canton; nine grandchildren, Missy (Tom) Wilcox, Michelle (Dave) Crofut, Monica Chilson (Todd Acla), Allen (Sue) Bastion, Brian Bastion, Mike (Tracie) West, Mandy West, Shannon Chilson (Chad Jennings) and Matt Chilson; 11 great-grandchildren, Derek and Dylan Wilcox, Tyler Crofut, Taylor, Taryn and Tiffany Acla, Anthony and Emily Bastion, Haylee Bastion, Kendall West, Blake Jennings; special nephews, Dick (Ann) Clark of Blossburg and Bob (La Vonna) Clark of Canton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris "Doad" (Lewie) Packard of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends and neighbors. Bob also leaves behind his faithful dog Molly. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret "Peg" Clark Fairbanks.

His family invites friends to call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton with a Canton Moose Lodge 429 service at 1:45 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jasper Smith and Rev. Ron Bly officiating. Burial will follow in East Canton Cemetery with military honors accorded. Memorials in Mr. Chilson's name may be made to the LeRoy Community Association c/o RR 1 Box 5372 Canton, Pa. 17724.

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Robbin B. Jenney
September 20,2007

Robbin B. Jenney, 36, of Milan, RR 1, Smithfield Twp., Pa. passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Born Dec. 30, 1970, in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Leland Pipher and Joyce Barrows Pipher. Robbin was a graduate of Spencer-VanEtten High School, Class of 1989.

On Feb. 26, 1994, she married Larry S. Jenney in Waverly, N.Y.

She was employed by Borg-Warner Automotive in Ithaca, N.Y. at the time of her death.

Surviving are: her husband, Larry S. Jenney at home; three sons, Brice Jenney; Lucas Jenney and Leon Jenney, all at home; her parents, Leland and Joyce Pipher of East Smithfield; her twin brother, Robbie Devine and his wife, Jennie Devine of Amarillo, Texas; her brother, Tim Pipher of Waverly, N.Y.; nephews, Mason and Ansil Devine; a maternal grandmother, Jean Devine of Athens, Pa.; several aunts, uncle and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Leah Barrows.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Robbin B. Jenney Children's Continued Education Fund in care of Morse Chain, Ithaca Employee Federal Credit Union, 800 Warren Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850.

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Evelyn Griffis Neiley
September 20,2007

Evelyn Griffis Neiley, 102, widow of Nelson Neiley formerly of Lake Wesauking Road, Wysox, Pa. and the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.

Born Nov. 22, 1905, in Moxie, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Olin W. and Christine Smith Griffis. Evelyn was a graduate of Wyalusing Area High School.

In early years, Evelyn was employed by International Business Machines and by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, N.Y. On May 24, 1924, she married Nelson Neiley at Sugar Run, Pa. Evelyn was formerly employed by the W.T. Grant Store in Towanda and assisted her husband in the operation of their farm and gas station in Standing Stone and also in the operation of Nelson's construction company in Wysox for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Neiley also purchased and renovated several area homes through their years together. Evelyn and Nelson enjoyed traveling in their motor home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years on Feb. 11, 1998.

Evelyn was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the church prayer circle. She was a 79 year member of the Asa Stevens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a 78 year member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443.

Surviving are: her daughter-in-law and her husband, Doris and Edson Howell of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; her granddaughter and her husband, Glenna and Saul Traiger of Los Angeles, Calif.; a great-grandson, David Traiger; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Traiger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: her son, Malcolm Neiley in 1958 and by a brother, Vern Griffis.

The funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday Sept. 25, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Standing Stone Vesper Church officiating.

Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, in Luthers Mills, Pa.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday morning at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, in care of Mrs. Margaret Gordon, RR 2 Box 260, Wysox, Pa. 18854 or to the Standing Stone Vesper Church, in care of Edward Johnson RR 3 Box 256, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Evelyn's memory.

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           Louis Van Roy
                             September 20,2007

Louis Van Roy, 77, formerly of Windfall, Pa. passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Louis Y. Van Roy was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in rural Delaware Township, N.J., near Sergeantsville. He resided in Hunterdon County, N.J. until moving to Bradford County, Pa. in 1970. In 1980 he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Van Roy was a 1948 graduate of Flemington High School and served in the U.S. Army as a signal corps photographer. He was married 39 years to the late Helen (Radomski) Van Roy.

As a youth, Mr. Van Roy worked for such newspapers as the Hunterdon County Democrat, The Whitehouse Review and the former Hunterdon County Republican. He then was employed by Somerset Press in Somerville, N.J. where he worked his way through the ranks to become their composing room superintendent in charge of 35 employees and 7 line casting machines. He later worked as a quality control foreman with Merganthaler Lineatype Corp in Wellsboro, Pa. After moving to Florida, Lou was employed in the hardware business.

A person of many interests, Mr. Van Roy completed courses in photography, engineering, business law, blueprint reading, junior and senior management, time study and production, foremanship and aeronautics. While in Hunterdon County, he was a leader of a 4-H dairy club and photography club. He worked closely with the former Flemington Fair Association as the 4-H booth chairman. Lou also served with the group opposing the Cushentuck power grid and was active in Readington Township's politics.

Lou was an amateur radio operator and made friends world-wide. He enjoyed traveling and had toured 48 states at the time of his death, again meeting many new and interesting people. He amassed a wonderful collection of photographs from his travels.

Mr. Van Roy was a charter member of the New Jersey Press Photographers and a member of the American Quality Control Assoc., the AARL and the MARS Radio Service.

Surviving are his two children, Eugene L. Van Roy of Murfreesboro, N.C. and Lona Rae Hawthorne of Mifflintown, Pa., four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and his best friend, Nancy Horn of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. Van Roy was predeceased by his wife Helen in 1987.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home, on Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The Canton Moose Lodge 429 will hold services at 6:15 p.m. and a vigil service led by Deacon Bill Graham will be at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial with celebrant Rev. John Chmil will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Canton's St. Michael's Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St., with transferal prayers at 12:30 p.m.

Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery.

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Mabel E. Couch
September 19, 2007

Mabel E. Couch, 90, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Endicott, N.Y. passed away Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, in North Towanda Twp., Pa.

Born July 14, 1917, in Jersey Shore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Susie Smith Couch.

Mabel was employed by International Business Machines in Endicott, N.Y. for over 40 years and was a member of its Quarter Century Club.

She enjoyed spending time with family and traveling.

Surviving are: her nieces, Maxine Kellogg and her husband, Charles Kellogg of New Albany, Pa.; Sheila Manley and her husband, Burton Manley of New Albany, Pa.; Barbara Bohl and her husband, David Bohl of Naples, Fla.; Karen Headley and her husband, Ed Headley of Orlando, Fla.; and Shirley Rider of Towanda, Pa.; numerous great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, Frank and Susie Couch, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Flossie and Boyd Hockenberry, and Jenny and Michael Rusnak; her twin sister and brother-in-law, Mamie and Clyde Rider; and her brother and sister-in-law, John and Lucille Couch; and a nephew, Kenneth "Tommy" Rider.

The funeral and committal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.

Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

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Marjorie Vee K. Wilder Mansfield
September 19, 2007

Memorial services for Marjorie Vee K. Wilder Mansfield will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mansfield, a native of Bradford County, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Cordele Health & Rehab. She was born on Friday, Oct. 8, 1920, to the late John D. King and the late Bessie Harbst King.

Mrs. Mansfield, who was a caring pet lover, was a retired glass quality inspector for Corning Glass Works.

Two husbands precede her in death, Carl Walker Wilder and Francis Richard Mansfield. A son, Daniel Wilder and a daughter, Patricia Nusom, as well as seven brothers and two sisters all preceded her in death.

She was former resident of Corning, N.Y. prior to her moving to Cordele in 1992.

Survivors include: a son, Joseph P. Wilder of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, George King of Ulster, Pa.; four sisters, Rhea Johnston, Dixie Cabucci and Velma King, all of Towanda, Pa., and Frances "Pete" King of Athens, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Locally, two granddaughters, Debby Marler of Cordele and Diane Stanley of Tifton, survive her.

The family suggests donations may be made in Mrs. Mansfield's memory to: St. Jude Children Research Hospital Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or to your favorite animal charity.

An online guestbook is available at http://www.hughesandwright.com/. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home is entrusted with these arrangements.

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       William V. O'Hara
                         September 19, 2007

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, William Vincent O'Hara of Canton passed away quietly after a brief stay at Troy Community Hospital. He was 85 years of age.

Born in Carbondale on April 4, 1922, he was the son of Vincent D. and Anna (Klemencic) O'Hara. Bill was raised in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, and at the age of nineteen he enlisted in the Army Air Corps long before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bill served as a ball turret gunner on a "Flying Fortress" bomber.

He flew 29 missions and saw service in the Balkans, Rome-Arno, Normandy, Northern France, Southern France, Rhineland, Northern Apennines, Central Europe and Po Valley. His craft survived over 600 direct hits.

On June 16, 1945, Bill married Marie Lloyd. Together they raised a son and two daughters and shared 62 years. Throughout most of Bill's working life he was employed in construction; first as a brick layer and later as a Pennsylvania State Building Inspector, retiring in 1997. He was a life member of Brick Layers Union Local 19. Bill also was involved in the many fraternal and service organizations in the Canton area. He was a former member of Canton Lodge 429 L.O.O.M., member of Canton Lodge 415 F. and A.M., Troy Royal Arch Chapter, A.A.S.R. Valley of Towanda and the Valley of Williamsport Consistory, former member of Irem Temple, a life member of Canton VFW Post 714, member of Canton American Legion Post 303, life member of Innes Hose Company, Charter Member of the Canton Lion's Club and was active in the local Boy Scout Troop 33 where he founded Canton's Explorer Program. Bill was an avid Ham Radio Operator and a member of the Emergency Radio Network, assisting local emergency service units during natural disasters. Bill was a long time communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canton, and during his illness often drew strength from his faith. Bill possessed a dry wit and keen sense of humor, all of which was accentuated by his twinkling eyes and cheerful smile. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a staunchly independent man who taught by example the way to be courageous in the face of adversity.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marie, at home; son, Mick (Joanne) O'Hara, of Canton; daughter, Colleen (Ernest) Johnston, of Mansfield; Carol Ann (Cummings) Akins, of Bradenton, Fla.; grandchildren, Tracy O'Hara of Plains, Pa.; Ryan O'Hara of Bear Creek, Pa.; Grace O'Hara of Canton; Suzanne Delp and Lisa and Stacy Wilson, all of Mansfield, Pa.; Roy III "Chip" (Mary) Cummings, of Elmira, N.Y.; Scott Cummings, Jay (Maria) Cummings, all of Troy, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Josh Morgan of Plains, Pa.; Raymond Schrader and Melissa Schrader of Mansfield; Kayla and Cody Delp and Justine and Bryce Wilson of Mansfield; Jacob, Ashley, Justin and Jay II Cummings of Troy; Evan Cummings of Elmira, a sister, Marie (Stan) Richman, of Maryland and sister-in-law, Donna (Henry) Stone of LeRoy and special friend, Melissa O'Hara of Plains, Pa.

He was preceded in death by great-grandson Timothy Johnston and nephew John Stone.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. A vigil service will be conducted at 6:15 p.m. with prayers led by Deacon Bill Graham. Canton Lodge 415 will conduct a memorial tribute to Bill at 6:30. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with Transferral Prayers being offered at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington Street, Canton, with celebrants Rev. Fr. John Chmil and Rev. Fr. Edward Michelini. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family suggests donation be made to the Dialysis Unit of Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

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Marion F. Hetherington
Sept. 18, 2007

Mrs. Marion F. Hetherington, age 75, of RR 3 Box 3679, Laceyville, Pa., passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. 6, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Marion Troxel Butler. Mrs. Hetherington, was the wife of the late H. Dale Hetherington Jr. who passed away on April 29, 1997.

For over 25 years, Mrs. Hetherington was employed by Sears Roebuck in their catalog sales, in Media, Pa., retiring in 1990.

While living in the area, she attended the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Wyalusing, Pa. In her spare time, she loved the country living, where she spent countless hours on her deck enjoying the outdoors, and watching the wildlife.

Surviving are her two sons, Steve and his wife Frances Hetherington, of Cherry Hills, N.J.; and Mark and his wife MaryLynn Hetherington, of Palmer, Mass.; a daughter, Marion and her husband Tim Merwin, of Hudson, Fla. and a daughter-in-law with whom she lived, Coleen Hetherington, of Laceyville, Pa. Also surviving are: her three sisters, Shirley Krall, and Delores Butler, both of Laceyville, Pa. and Donna McGinley, of Aston, Pa.; and her eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dale R. Hetherington, who passed away on April 8, 2003.

The family will receive friends, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. At Mrs. Hetherington's request there will be no funeral service. Interment will at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

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Francis Hartigan Jr.
September 18, 2007

Francis J. Hartigan Jr., 59, of Dushore (formerly of Yeadon, Pa.) passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at his home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, and are incomplete at this time.

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Ruth A. Miller
September 18, 2007

Ruth A. Miller, 75, formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor, following an extended illness.

Ruth was born on Sept. 23, 1931, in Sayre, daughter of the late Harry and Edith Lewis McCutcheon. She was a member of the Sayre Historical Society and enjoyed volunteering with the Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels program.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Joseph; her brothers, Donald McCutcheon, Harry McCutcheon Jr. and Charles McCutcheon; and her sister, Marion Sloat.

She is survived by her children, Joseph and Kay Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Glenn and Debra Miller of Redwood City, Calif., Gary and Deborah Miller of Towanda, Pa., and Ruthanne and Gerald Dobrzensky of Lockwood, N.Y.; her 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947.

Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences or flowers may do so by visiting http://www.loweryfuneralhome.com/.

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Genevieve O. Pendleton
September 16, 2007
 
Genevieve O. Pendleton, 87, of Chemung View Apartments, Athens, Pa., and formerly of Warren Center, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1920, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late John and Maye (Turk) Ostrander.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sayre. Genevieve was an avid reader and enjoyed attending Friday Bible Study at the Chemung View Apartments.

A thoughtful and caring lady, Genevieve was known by many as an "adopted" mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Genevieve is survived by her sister-in-law, Jeanette Pendleton of Warren Center; several nieces, nephews and their families; and many friends at Chemung View Apartments, among them special friends and caregivers Mary Walker and Ned Vinson.

Genevieve was predeceased by her first husband, Albert Wheaton, and second husband, Arthur Pendleton; a brother, Turk Ostrander; and a sister, Louise Judge.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and a celebration of Genevieve's life at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Warren Center Baptist Church, Warren Center. Interment will follow in the Warren Center Cemetery.

A period of visitation and sharing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting the Web site (under obituaries) at http://www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com/

Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Warren Center Baptist Church, RR1, Box 536, Warren Center, Pa. 18851, or the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, in loving memory of Genevieve O. Pendleton.

Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.

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Kenneth L. Shedden
September 16, 2007
 
On the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, Kenneth L. Shedden of Canton, Pa., passed away quietly at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home. He was 91 years of age.

Born Feb. 3, 1916, at home on the family's Granville Township farm, he was the son of Robert and Jennie (Fellows) Shedden. As a young lad performing his daily chores, Ken mastered the farming skills that would serve him well for the remainder of his career.

On March 12, 1935, he married Irene Shedden, a girl from a neighboring farm. Together they raised a son and a daughter and shared 58 years until her passing on Sept. 30, 1993.

Blessed with a strong work ethic Ken had little use for the frivolities of life. The operation of his farm and the care of his family were an all-encompassing labor of love. About the only pastimes he had were hunting and fishing. In his senior years, he took the time for some memorable fishing excursions to Canada. He was also an accomplished deer hunter for 78 straight years.

Mr. Shedden is survived by his son, Robert (and Dottie) Shedden, and daughter, Elizabeth (and Jerry) Segur, all of Canton; grandchildren, Kim (and Steve) Bailey, Debbie (and Randy) Earle, Jim (and Janie) Segur, Wendy Mosher and Mike (and Billie Jo) Shedden; great-grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Whitney, Jarvis, Jocelyn, Jennelle, Jarin, Nathan, Travis Earle, Travis Shedden, Hunter, Sierra and Brittany; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special caregiver Jean Hamm and the Guthrie Hospice staff, who eased the burden during this difficult time.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene; brother, Leslie Shedden; and sisters, Marion Lynn and Alene Patalunas.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. The service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery. Due to the construction on North Center Street, visitors are asked to access the parking lot by way of the Wright's Lane entrance off North Minnequa Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

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James P. Weightman
September 16, 2007
 
James Paul Weightman of Shunk gave up his heroic battle with cancer on Sept. 15, 2007. He was 65 years of age.

Born Jan. 15, 1942, in Newberry, he was the only child of William and Mary (McClure) Weightman. At the age of 6 he moved to Forksville.

Jim graduated from Loyalsock Joint High School with the class of 1960. He was employed as a sawyer for L.L. Baumunk and Son for 42 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and shared his enthusiasm with his grandsons.

A member of Canton Lodge No. 415 F&AM, he was proud to serve as worshipful master in 1992 and again in 2001. He enjoyed the work and the conferring of degrees. He was a member of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261, serving as high priest in 1995. He also was a member of the AASR Valley of Towanda and the Consistory of the Valley of Williamsport. He was a member of the Irem Temple A.A.O.N.M. in Dallas, Pa.

Jim served as Fox Township (Sullivan County) supervisor for 13 years. He was a member of the NRA and Canton Lodge No. 429 L.O.O.M. and was overwhelmed by their generous benefit dinner given on his behalf earlier this year.

He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Elkland Township, where he enjoyed the Christian fellowship. Jim was a member of the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company and served as chief for many years. He recognized the importance of having certified first responders, and was instrumental in obtaining the necessary classes for his fellow members.

Jim is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Crofut. They would have been married 46 years on Sept. 16. Also surviving are daughters Lou Ann (Walter) Tubach of Forksville, Kelly (John) Weaver of Shunk and Loraine (Ronald) Snell of Montoursville; four grandsons, Adam (Amber) Weightman, Matthew and Jordon Tubach and Samuel Snell; one great-granddaughter, Addison; and two nephews and one niece.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at St. Peter's Church in Elkland Township. Services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Darcy Miller officiating. Interment will be in Ellenton Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Jim's name be directed to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 8400 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa.

Professional services are entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

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               Robert Edward Bourdette Sr.
                                          September 15,2007

Robert Edward Bourdette Sr. passed away on Sept. 14, 2007, at his home in Milan, Pa.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1914, the son of Charles and Clara Deacon Bourdette in East Smithfield, Pa. He was a graduate of East Smithfield High School. He married the former Helen Sumner in Aug. of 1935. Robert and Helen made their home in Milan, Pa. After they retired, they divided their time between their homes in Milan and Lake Wales, Fla. Robert and his wife celebrated 67 anniversaries before her death in 2002.

Robert was employed by the Ingersoll Rand Corporation in Athens for 39 years and served in several capacities. He retired in 1975. In addition, he owned and operated a lawn equipment business in Milan from 1967 until 1971.

Robert served in the United States Army with the Third Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Division from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed in Honchu, Japan.

Robert had many interests. He learned to fly small aircraft and obtained a commercial pilot's license. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and gardening. In later years, he enjoyed growing herbs and selling his dill crop. People might remember his dill stand in the front yard of his home in Milan. He played on several baseball teams, including East Smithfield, Milan and Ingersoll Rand. He was a member of the Ingersoll Rand Rifle Team, and was in several bowling leagues. Robert was an avid golfer and a long time member of Tioga Country Club in Nichols, N.Y. and the Lake Wales Florida Country Club. He was a member of the Milan Methodist Church and served in several offices.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Helen in 2002; a son, Robert E. Bourdette, Jr., in 2004; a granddaughter Tracey Bourdette in 1985; his parents and brothers, Harold Bourdette and (Charles) Elmer Bourdette and sister Edith Storch.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Jim Deibler of Waverly, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Carol Bourdette of Lake Wales, Fla.; grandsons Gregory Deibler, Thomas Deibler and Jeffrey (Katherine) Bourdette; and great-granddaughter, Tiffany Bourdette.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield, Pa. Memorials may be directed to Milan United Methodist Church (PO Box 3, Milan, Pa. 18831) or the charity of one's choice. http://www.loweryfuneralhome.com/

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Doris Ann Coats
September 14,2007

Doris Ann Coats, Beloved wife and mother, born Jan. 8, 1935 in West Burlington, Pa., to the parents of August Glen Mosier and Ethel Viola Sargent. Her life was temporarily interrupted on Sept. 12, 2007.

She is survived by her husband Robert Coats, Sr., of 54 years, along with their 5 children; Debra Gourd of Zephyrhills, Fla.; Beverly Parker of Old Town, Fla.; Robert Coats Jr., of Bradenton, Fla.; Michael Coats of Henderson, N.C.; and Steve Coats of Ocala, Fla. She also leaves behind one sister Bertha Bull of Canton, Pa. and 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by both parents and six sisters; Ethel Sutton, Augusta Coats, Roberta Bailey, Janet Mosier, Gladys Healy, Marjorie Mosier and three brothers; August Mosier, Robert Mosier, and Howard Mosier.

Of all the accomplishments this life has to offer, three were the most precious to her, namely her relationship with Jehovah to whom she dedicated her life on July 3, 1960, her marriage to Bob and her children.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Cross City Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Cross City, Fla.

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James Terry
                 September 14,2007

James Terry, 61, a longtime resident of Canton, Pa. passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 2007, at his home.

On Nov. 27, 1945, James David Terry was born in Canton. He was a son of the late Eugene and Kathleen (Bailey) Terry. Jim was a 1964 graduate of Canton High School and served our country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. He was employed by Canton's Belmar Manufacturing in earlier years and later worked for Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. He was also a subcontractor in the roofing and siding trades. Jim will be remembered as a loving person who was happiest when around his family. He was a friend and a father figure to many young people in the area.

A talented carpenter and handyman, Jim also took pride in restoring old cars, especially the Ford Falcon. He was always ready to play cards or Monopoly and NASCAR'S Bill Elliott was his favorite driver. Jim was a member of the Troy's First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth McBride; children, Matthew James (Erin) Lewis, David James Terry, Lori Ann (Philip Kinner) Fives, Jeffery (Jackie) Koval and Brian (Amy) Koval all of Canton; step-children, Amy McBride of Scranton, Sue Brown and Michael McBride both of Arizona, and Jeffery McBride of Colorado; grandchildren, Brittany and Kristin Terry, Riley Lewis, Acacia and Brenna Terry; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hamm and Kandance McBride; a great step-granddaughter, Axaria Belcher; sisters and brothers, Dolores Emrick, Patricia (Bob) Terry, Barbara (Donald Gorton) Tuffner all of Canton, Eugene (Elfrieda) Terry of Nevada, Linda (Larry) Sullivan of Gillett and John (Marilyn) Terry of North Dakota; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Jim was predeceased by a grandson, Richard Hamm and his sister, Madilyn Eckman.

His family invites friends to call from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow with Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.

Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.

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Emily C. Shafer Westbrook
September 14,2007

Emily C. Shafer Westbrook, 86, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, N. Towanda Twp. passed away Thursday Sept. 13, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Harkness in Allis Hollow, Pa.

Born July 22, 1921, in Plymouth, Curry Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Phoebe E. Owens Shafer.

On Jan. 1, 1938, Emily married Henry B. Westbrook in Waverly, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years on May 4, 2002.

Emily enjoyed baking and crocheting.

Surviving are: her children and their spouses, Robert Henry and Debra Westbrook of Mississippi; Patricia and James Harkness of Allis Hollow; Thomas and Joanne Westbrook of Myersburg; Marleah and Andrew Space of Hornbrook; 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two brothers, Stephen Shafer of Stevensville; and Leonard Shafer of Potterville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Marcella Westbrook in 1946; a son, Joseph E. Westbrook in 1990; two brothers, Thomas Carl Shafer; and Arnold Shafer; a half-brother, George Delong.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating.

Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Luthers Mills, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Elsie Frankenfield
September 13,2007

Elsie Frankenfield of 96 Cessna Street, Sayre, Pa. passed on unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Corintha Boettner Cressman. After graduating from Bethlehem High School she was a secretary for Roller-Smith in Allentown, Pa., where she met her husband Lester W. Frankenfield. Together they began their life partnership in marriage and moved to Towanda in the early '50s where Lester accepted an inventory management position at Sylvania Electric. After raising their three children, Elsie served as a secretary for the Towanda United Methodist Church for many years and later worked for the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission before retiring with her husband to Zellwood, Fla. in 1980. Elsie returned to this area in January 2000.

She was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church, the Critchlow Class and many card clubs.

She is survived by her children, Carole Ann Snyder (Charles - deceased) of Sayre; Debby (Bill) DiBuo of Brook Park, Ohio; Lester (Cindy) of Charlotte, N.C..; step-daughter, Sandy (Bob) Blank of Allentown, Pa.; grandchildren, Pamela (Dale) Partridge of Corning, N.Y.; William DiBuo Jr., of Lakewood, Ohio; step- grandson ,Tim (Pamela) Blank of Allentown, Pa.; and two step grandchildren, Diane Brenner of Sayre, Pa.; and Scott (Vinnie) Snyder of Sayre, Pa. In addition, she is survived by two great grandchildren, Andrew and Gregory Partridge of Corning, N.Y. and three step great grandchildren, Alex and Nicholas Blank of Allentown, Pa., and Ian Presnell of Lock Haven, Pa.

Elsie was the widow of Lester Frankenfield who preceded her in death in 1985.

Her parents, her three brothers, Ralph, Paul, and Herman and sister Loretta preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Sayre Christian Church , 427 South Keystone Ave., in Sayre, with the Reverend James Donahoo officiating.

Special music will be provided by soloist Mary Bruce.

There will be a celebration of Elsie's life immediately following the service in the Senior Citizens Community Hall located at the Sayre Airport Senior Citizens Community Park, which is located off Pennsylvania Avenue, where Elsie resided.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, in Elsie M. Frankenfield's memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., in Sayre, Pa.

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Jean Carol Kocak Mancini
September 13,2007

Jean Carol Kocak Mancini, 63, went to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born on Jan. 6, 1944, in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Anne Mandak Kocak. She grew up on the Kocak family farm in Vestal, N.Y. She married her best friend and next door neighbor Domenick Mancini on Feb. 23, 1963.

Jean will be remembered for the love she had for her family and her deep faith in God, and also her love of Fiero's and MG sports cars. But she will be most remembered for her love of horses. Jean would always stop to see the horses no matter where she was. As a young girl on the farm she would mess up the horse tracks because she wanted to be the only one to have touched where a horse last walked. Jean was a homemaker and wore many hats for the company her and her husband created. She was vice president, secretary and treasurer for their company Eagle Star, Inc. In 1969, they moved and lived in Eagle Lake, Fla. from 1969 to 1983 where she became a chaperone for her daughter's softball team that her and her husband sponsored under their company name Eagle Star, Inc. She later returned to New York and eventually Pennsylvania in 1983.

She is preceded in death by her father Joseph W. Kocak in 2004 and mother-in-law Fanny Mancini in 2002.

She is survived by her beloved husband Domenick P. Mancini of 44 years; daughters Lorie Mancini, of Athens, Pa. and Michelle (Jeff) Barnes, of Painted Post, N.Y., son Domenick (April) Mancini, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; her mother, Anne Kocak; five grandchildren Michael Petrulionis, Ashley and Brittany Myers, and Jeffery and Grant Barnes; sisters and brothers-in-law Delores and Robert Ruggerio, Joann and Jim Nagy; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Susan Kocak; Tonia and Dave Dittrich, Marty and Cheryl Mancini, Nick and Sue Mancini, and Mary Jo and Stewart Brown, Gene and Julie Mancini; several nieces, and nephews. A special thanks to the Guthrie Oncology Department, Radiology Oncology, Hospice and Doctors at RPH.

Friends and family may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, in Athens, Pa. from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007.

After calling hours, all are invited to proceed to St. John Lutheran Church on 207 South Hopkins Street, in Sayre, Pa. for a 2:30 p.m. funeral service, with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating.

Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, in East Smithfield, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park Street, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

For those wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences, they may do so by visiting http://www.loweryfuneralhome.com/

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Gordon W. Scouten
September 13,2007

Gordon W. Scouten, 91, formerly of Wells Mountain, Terry Twp., Pa. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, in North Towanda Twp., Pa.

Gordon was born Aug. 19, 1916, at home in Hollenback, in Wilmot Twp., Pa., the son of the late George R. Scouten and Georgianna Adams Scouten. As a young man, he worked for Wilmot Township on road construction. At the age of 19, Gordon purchased his own farm in Terry Township which he operated for many years. He was also employed by the Wyalusing Area School District for 10 years until his retirement. Gordon was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses in North Towanda, Pa.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Emma Lewis Scouten; seven step children, Bonnie Ayers of Nazareth, Pa; Jackie Zurowski and her husband Charles of Nazareth, Pa.; Jeff Ayers and his wife Aimee of Bath, Pa.; Nancy Gilliard of Missouri; Donald Gillard of Mississippi; Victoria Winford and her husband Jamie Winford of Mississippi; and Glen Gilliard of Monroeton, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; his sister, Meryl Vanderpool of Rome, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Steve Chant and family of Wyalusing, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Scouten, his brother, Gerald Scouten and two sisters, Ruth McKernan and Arlene Lewis.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses, Old Route 6, in North Towanda, Pa. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or to the Jehovah Witness, Kingdom Hall, P.O. Box 22, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Gordon W. Scouten's memory.

The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Gordon's family with arrangements.

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Janet (McClelland) LaMont
September 12, 2007

Janet (McClelland) LaMont, 83, of Troy, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. LaMont, who passed away on July 16, 1978.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, and again on from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday morning at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy. The funeral service to honor Janet's life will be held after the viewing at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Neff of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Tioga, Pa., officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park.

Janet was born on Oct. 29, 1923, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Burton W. and Ruby (Barrett) McClelland.

Janet was a farm wife and mother, a past Grange member, a faithful Christian believer and was an avid history bluff. She was particularly interested in the American Civil War.

Janet is survived by her son, Wayne H. (Barbara) LaMont of Mansfield, Pa.; her daughters, Cleo E. (Carl) Osgood of Troy and Kay L. (Michael) Smith of Burlington, Pa.; her grandchildren, Wendy (David) Steiner, Timothy LaMont, Tammy Smith, Jan (Bruce) Roy, Kathy (Brian) Shepard, Darren (Kim) Smith, Neal (Candy) Saunders, Shana (Charles) Lewis, Justin (Sandy) Smith, Kelly Smith and Bobby Smith; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Joann Boyce of East Canton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mark Scott.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her infant son, Neil Burton LaMont; her brothers, Boyd and Bruce McClelland; and her son-in-law Ronald L. Saunders.

Contributions may be made in Janet's memory to the Coryland Church Roof Fund, RR 3 Box 38C, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. 16914, or to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 9 Meadow St., Tioga, Pa. 16946-9716.

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Julia Marie Roy
September 11, 2007


Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear. ... Our loving Julia Marie Roy, 50, of Rome, Pa. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.

Jul, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was bon on Jan. 6, 1957, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Margene M. (Fuller) and the late Earl Barber. She attended Elmira Christian School where she participated in cheerleading and tennis and graduated from the school in 1976.

Jul was employed as a secretary in the Neurology Department at the Guthrie Clinic. Devoted to her family she always looked forward to family gatherings, where she shared her love for cooking. Jul treasured her children and grandchildren, enjoyed gardening and was a collector of Boyd's Bears. Her strong faith, love towards others and the friendship she shared will always remain in our hearts.

In addition to her mother Margene M. Murphy of Rome, Pa., she is survived by her daughter Kimberlee Mcbeth and her husband Bobby Stumph of Sayre; her sons Aaron Roy and Caleb Roy, both of Rome, Pa.; the pride and joy of her life, her grandchildren: Matthew, Corbin, Levi, Harleigh and Zoey; her forever beloved husband Mark S. Roy of Rome, Pa.; sisters Leeonda and Everett Thoman, Brenda and Nate Snyder, and Rhonda Ham, all of Rome, Pa.; her brothers Greg Barber of Endicott, N.Y.; Jayson Barber of Elmira, N.Y.; Jeff Barber of Florida; many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

She was predeceased by her father Earl Barber; grandmother Myra E. Fuller; and step father Alfred C. Murphy.

A time of remembering the special gift Jewel was to all of us will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Royce Roy, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Jillson Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting our Web site http://www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com/ (under obituaries). Those who wish may consider a memorial contribution to Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, N.Y. 14904, in loving memory of Julia Marie Roy.

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Carl T. Bagdon
September 10,2007

Carl T. Bagdon, age 90, of LeRaysville, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, September 8th, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.

Carl was born on October 17, 1916 in Luzerne, PA a son of the late Anthony and Sally Zessalakus Bagdon. He came to Potterville at an early age.

Carl worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission during the Depression and after WWII he worked as a carpenter for Sordoni Construction until he was injured on the job. He later worked in local construction including the Masonite plant in Towanda, PA, until retiring.

He married Anna C. Yanavitch of Stevensville, on June 17, 1955, and together they raised four sons. Anna preceded him in death on April 22, 2005. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 2005. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley Colegrove Jr., of Stevensville; and Edward Colegrove and Carol Carter of Retta, PA: Daughter-in-law, Erma Bagdon of Wyalusing; Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Jones and Catherine and Carl Randall, both of Stevensville; William Yanavitch of Waverly, NY; Betty Yanavitch and Martha Yanavitch both of Stevensville. There are three grandchildren: Edward Scott Colegrove and Tammy Colegrove both of Bloomsburg, PA, Robert (Heather) Colegrove of Laceyville, PA. Also, 5 great grandchildren, Samantha, Kolby, Patrick, Andrew, and Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons and daughter-in-law, Tony Bagdon in May 2001, Joseph & Marlene Colegrove of Laceyville on August 8, 2007, a grandson, Michael Colegrove of Laceyville, on August 8, 2007; three brothers, John, Albert and Francis and five sisters, Lillian, Nellie, Mary, Anna and Bertha; and two brothers-in-law, Anthony Yanavitch and Joseph Yanavitch.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, with Fred Wheaton officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, PA.

Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M until the time of the service.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial donations be made to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, % James W. Seipler, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to http://www.homerfuneralhome.com/

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Doris  Arnold
September 10,2007
 

Doris “Jean” Arnold, 81, of Litchfield (RR1, Ulster, Pa) passed away peacefully at her home with her husband by her side on Friday afternoon, September 7, 2007. Jean, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was born on June 23, 1926 in Harrisburg, Pa.

She was the daughter of the late Catherine E. (Wolfe) and LeRoy C. Conrad. Jean attended school in Harrisburg and at the age of 15 graduated from John Harris High School, having skipped grades 3 and 10. Upon her graduation and due to her young age, Jean had to wait to continue her education. Jean then attended the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing where she received her RN and practiced as an OB/GYN Nurse and later as an Operating Room Nurse. Always wanting to expand her knowledge Jean continued her education at Penn State University and received her BS. Jean then accepted a position as a regional director for the Pennsylvania Blue Cross and later received her MA from Penn State in Health Care Administration. Jean was always willing to help others in need. As a Health Care Administrator, Jean accepted a position with the (then) State Department of Health and Welfare. She was instrumental in developing Primary Care Regulations and Abortion Clinic Regulations which were adopted by other states as well. For many years, Jean served as Director of the State Kidney Disease Clinic Program, Rural Health Clinic Program, Primary Care Facility Program and the Abortion Clinic Programs. As program director, she issued licenses statewide. She issued the first license to operate to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She met her future husband in 1976 while doing additional Masters level courses at Penn State. On September 8, 1979 in Middletown, Jean married Rodney C. Arnold and together they shared nearly 28 years of happiness. In 1987 Jean resigned her positions to accompany her husband to Hampton, Virginia. A move then came again in 1993 when Jean and Rodney moved to San Antonio, Texas. Having both been born Pennsylvania and Penn State graduates, upon Rodney’s retirement in 2004, Jean and Rodney decided to move back to their home state and reside on their farm in Litchfield. Throughout her life, Jean was a avid Penn State football fan and knew all facts concerning PSU Football, having learned from her father who graduated from Penn State in 1927.

Jean is survived by her husband Rodney, her sisters Carole Daniels and companion Terry Rinesmith of Palmyra; Jackie Olitsky and her husband Jerry Olitsky of Hellertown, Pa; her mother-in-law Mildred French Arnold (Charles) Briggs, her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Sharon M. and Merritt Vargason, Jack C. and Joyce Arnold all of Vawter; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Jean was predeceased by her parents Catherine E. and LeRoy C. Conrad, her father-in-law Claude N. Arnold and a nephew Michael Olitsky. Abiding with Jean’s wishes all services will be held at the convenience of the family. A private family interment will be in the Bumpville Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Doris “Jean” Arnold. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website http://www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com/ (under obituaries) Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols.

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Dorothy Isaac
September 10,2007
 
Dorothy Rundle "Dottie" Isaac, 87, widow of Willard J. Isaac of 314 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.

Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Forty Fort, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Garfield Rundle and Mary Dymond Rundle. "Dottie," as she was fondly known by her family and friends, was a graduate of Forty-Fort High School, Class of 1938.

On March 13, 1943, she married Willard J. Isaac at the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va.

In early years Dottie was employed by Ruggles Department Store and by Bradco Supply Company in Towanda. She was later employed by AAA of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the Towanda office for many years until her retirement.

Dottie was a member and former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, and was a member of the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was also a member of the Red Hats Society and Towanda Area Senior Citizens, an associate member of the Towanda Elks Lodge and a former member of the Towanda Country Club.

Dottie possessed great love for her family and enjoyed knitting, reading and playing cards with her friends.

Surviving are: her children: Stephen W. Isaac and his wife, Shirley, of Tucson, Ariz., Richard F. Isaac and his wife, Martie, of Bristow, Va., James R. Isaac and his wife, Judith, of Towanda, Pa.; her grandchildren, Jay Isaac and his wife, Lilly, of San Diego, Calif., Katie Franklin and her husband, Richard, of Rochester, N.Y., Jenny Isaac of Towanda, Ryan Isaac of Towanda and Abigail Isaac of Bristow; her great-granddaughters, Lauryn and Haley; her sisters, Marion Lynsavage of Louisville, Ky., and Evelyn Johns of Forty Fort; her sister-in-law, Marjorie Isaac of Scranton, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Willard J. Isaac, on Jan. 24, 2006, and by her brother, Frederick Rundle.

Arrangements, when complete, will be announced by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Pa.

Interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Franklin Township, Luzerne County, Pa.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St. Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Dorothy Rundle Isaac's memory.

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    Willard F. Edwards Jr.
                         September 07,2007

Willard F. Edwards Jr., 67, of RR 4 Towanda, (Towanda Twp.) Pa. passed away Wednesday morning Sept. 5, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.

Born July 19, 1940 in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of the late Willard F. Edwards Sr. and Mamie Elizabeth Brady Edwards.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served in the U.S. Army.

Willard was employed by Glasgow Inc., in Glenside, Pa. for 20 years until his retirement. Willard formerly owned and operated Shill's Restaurant on Main Street in Towanda for five years.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, in Towanda, Disabled American Veterans, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, F&AM Lodge in Waverly, N.Y., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Allentown, and the Teamsters Union.

Willard enjoyed camping, boating and working on his cars.

Surviving are: his wife, Agnes Mary Celani Edwards at home; his children, Barbara A. Peterson of Towanda; Donna L. Edwards of Towanda; Willard F. Edwards III and his wife, Tina Edwards of Luthers Mills, Pa.; Mary K. Zampier of Towanda; eight grandchildren, Jessica Edwards, Stephanie S. Chambers, Robert M. Peterson Jr., Joshua Edwards, Ryan C. Peterson, Brandon F. Rivera, Anthony M. Rivera, Sabrina M. Edwards; two great grandchildren, Jordan M. Garner and Miriah Garner; his brother, Bernard S. Edwards and his wife, Betsy Edwards of Delaware; his sister, Pauline Bosch of Warminster, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall, pastor of the Alba Christian Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, in Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.

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Irma P. Fritz
September 06,2007

Irma P. (Springer) Fritz, of Philadelphia and Buckingham passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.

She was 95, born Nov. 12, 1911, in Kornwestheim, Germany, the daughter of George and Pauline Springer, nee Dachtler. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul E. Fritz. Irma and Paul celebrated 55 years of marriage June 1, 1990.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Richard Horn and Mildred and James Guba; grandchildren Richard Horn, Linda Campbell, David Guba and Susan Griffith; 10 great grandchildren and nephew George Springer.

Irma and Paul for many years enjoyed their retirement having relocated to Troy, Pa, and became active members of the Troy Senior Citizens, organizing and playing in the Kitchen Band.

In her free time, she enjoyed knitting slippers, donating them to family, friends and many organizations; her love for the family, gardening and flowers will always be remembered.

Interment will be held privately by the family.

Memorials in her name may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice Services 12265, Townsend Road, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154.

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Rose McMahon Oliver
September 06,2007

Rose McMahon Oliver, of Wyalusing (formerly of Dushore), passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.

She was born in Dushore, in Cherry Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Farrell McMahon.

On Nov. 12, 1961, Rose married Robert W. Oliver, Sr.

She had served churches as a secretary and as church sexton. In earlier years, she had also been employed by Weldon's Dress Factory.

Rose was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing.

She found great pleasure in taking care of her family, and especially enjoyed her time spent with them. She found interest in politics, and was an avid reader. She enjoyed flowers, and was a devoted New York Yankee fan.

She leaves surviving: her husband, Robert W. Oliver, Sr.; at home, her children: Gary and Michele Oliver, of Muncy, Pa.; Mary and Jeff Fitzgerald, of Randolph, N.J.; Robert W. Jr. and Darlene Oliver, of Lancaster, Pa.; a sister: Geraldine Battin, of Dushore, Pa.; grandchildren: Kacie, Abbie, Carly, Zachary, Zayne, Joshua, Danielle, and Jordan; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers: Edward, Gene, and Joseph McMahon.

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, in Wyalusing, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, in St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Wyalusing, with Father Philip Rayapan, as celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery, in Dushore, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the: American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018, in memory of Rose M. Oliver.

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D. Lester Hoover
September 05,2007

D. Lester Hoover, 93, formerly of Parkesburg and Shunk, Pa., died at Landis Homes, in Lititz on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. He was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Earl Township, in Lancaster County to the late Edwin L. Hoover and Ada Mae (Weaver) Hoover. He married Mae Buckwalter and on Oct. 10; they would have celebrated their 71st anniversary.

He operated a dairy farm in Chester County for thirty years where he maintained high standards of milk production, animal husbandry and crop management. Following farming he worked at Pocopson Home for the Aged and Embreeville State Hospital in Chester County.

An active member of the community, he assisted youth in 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America, hosted Fresh Air children and worked in migrant ministry.

Thirty years were spent in residence in Sullivan County where he and his wife operated a KOA campground for five years. He was a faithful member of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, now known as Faith Mountain Fellowship, where he served as a trustee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Naomi H., wife of S. Duane Kauffman of Perkasie, Pa.; Edwin L., husband of Edith (Bradley) Hoover of Parkesburg; Ada Kassa of Andover, N.J.; and Norman V. Hoover and

Beth Liner of Oxford, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four sisters: Anna Pfautz of Ephrata; Alta, wife of Robert Miller of Paradise; Violet Bouder of Leola; and Irene Sample of Anaheim, Calif.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at the West Chapel of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, with Pastors Herbert Eby and Donald Good officiating. Interment will follow in the Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family, visit: http://www.stradlingfuneralhome.com/.

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 Arthur E. "Art" Manning Sr.
                     September 05,2007

Mr. Arthur "Art" E. Manning Sr., age 82, of RR 2 Box 2301, Second Street, Laceyville, Pa., passed away at his home on Monday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2007.

Art was born in Laceyville, Pa. on Sept. 11, 1924, the son of the late James D. and Elizabeth Jayne Manning Sr. Growing up, in and around Laceyville, he spent his entire life in the Laceyville area.

From 1944 until 1946, he served his country, in the U.S. Army, in the European Theater, serving with the 795th Gunnery Battalion. After his time in the service, he was a truck driver for Dutch Repsher, of Laceyville, for over 20 years. After which he started driving tractor trailer for Taylor Beef in Wyalusing, Pa., for over 20 years, retiring in 1990.

Art was a member of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa. In his spare time he enjoyed being with, and spending time with his family, and in the last few years, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, the former Doris L. Mahoney Manning, at home. Also surviving are: his children: two sons, Jim Manning, of Evans Falls, Pa.; and Arthur "Buddy" Manning Jr., of Laceyville, Pa; and three daughters, Patricia Gruver, of Sugar Run, Pa.; Elizabeth "Betsy" Burridge, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Jackie and her husband Jerry Benscoter, of Laceyville, Pa; a sister, Gloria Rogers, of Meshoppen, Pa.; along with 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Manning, and Ted Manning; a grandson, Shannon Burridge; and two great-grandsons, Clay Manning, and Dillon Gruver.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Kenneth Small, of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa., with members of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, and Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post 3583, of Mehoopany, Pa. conducting graveside military services. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Goodwill Fire Co., PO Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.

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 Gerald H. Chubbuck
                    September 05,2007

Gerald H. Chubbuck passed away on Aug. 29, 2007, in Wellsboro.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1918, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of the late Lee and Bessie Chubbuck.

He was preceded in death by two sister, Doris and Grace.

Gerald was married on Aug. 13, 1943 to his childhood sweetheart, Ellen Kingsley who preceded him in death in 1998.

He is survived by daughters Ann Kimber and her husband Bill Kimber and Patti McBride and her fiance Mark Hamilton. Also surviving are: grandchildren, Caley McBride and her fiance, Casey Jones; Colin McBride and Caitrin McBride. His brother, Donald Chubbuck of Eagles Mere, also survives.

He served in the Air Force during World War II in the African and Italian companies. Gerald and his beloved wife, Ellen ran the High School Grocery from 1956 until 2003. He loved his family and was a loving grandfather. He loved the many family animals and the mighty Susquehanna River. Gerald remodeled Old Town canoes which he and his family used on the River paddling from Athens to Wyalusing. He was a loving husband and father and a kind friend to many folks in Towanda.

We celebrate his long and productive life, and we will miss him. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield is assisting the family.

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Genevieve S. Kitchen
September 04,2007

Mothers plant the seeds of love that bloom forever. ...

Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister Genevieve S. Kitchen, 75, of Windham Township, (Rome RR 2), Pa., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Genevieve was born on May 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Sarah (Howey) Slater.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who treasured the time spent with her family. Genevieve enjoyed traveling and especially playing bingo.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bailey and Judy Hitchcock of Athens, Pa., Roger Hitchcock and fianceé Kathy Bevacqua of Rome, Pa., and Robert and Doris Kitchen of Rome; her brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Edna Slater of Mansfield, Pa.; sisters-in-law Kathryn Slater of Owego, N.Y., and Linda Slater of Nichols, N.Y.; her special grandchildren, Travis Kitchen, Serena Hitchcock-Pannett and her husband, Mark Pannett, Teri Kitchen, Roger Hitchcock Jr., Tracy and his wife, Lourie Kitchen, John Kitchen, Robert Lee Kitchen and fianceé Harley Shores, Randy Horton, and Nicole Robinson and fiancé Dave Rafferty; and great-grandchildren Mark Pannett Jr., Chaylee Kitchen, James Pannett, Sabrina Robinson, Tyler James Shaffer and Ryker Walker. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Genevieve was predeceased by her son Alfred Kitchen Jr. and his wife, Teresa Kitchen; daughter-in-law Karen Hitchcock; and brothers Richard Slater and Gordon Slater.

A time of remembering the special gift Genevieve was to all of us will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting the Web site http://www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com/

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Ronald Fassett Jr.
September 03,2007

Ronald E. "Snake" Fassett Jr., 45, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital.

He was born June 10, 1962, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Ronald E. and Roberta Hill Fassett.

Ron was a lieutenant and chaplain for the Athens Township Fire Department, a First Responder, a Fire Safety and Education Officer and an avid member of the fundraising committee. He was a huge KISS fan, and was a Buffalo Bills and Yankees fan. Ron's life was devoted to keeping people safe, but more than that, he loved to make them laugh.

Ron was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Mabel and Owen Fassett Sr.; his uncle Owen Fassett Jr.; his maternal grandfather, Robert G. Hill; his aunt Carolyn Gross; and his aunt and uncle Joann and Rodney Spencer.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Heather; his children, Amber Nicole Fassett of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Brandon Kristopher Lane of Athens; his parents, Ronald and Roberta Fassett of Sayre; his in-laws, George and Linda Wandell of Litchfield, Pa.. and Barbara Allen of Waverly, N.Y.; his grandmother, Eva Hill of Athens; his siblings and in-laws, Robert G. and Deanna Fassett of Waverly, Linnea and Marc Seeley of Sayre, Elizabeth and Jeff Tremblay of Hornell, N.Y., Robin Wandell of Litchfield and Travis Wandell of Litchfield; his aunts and uncles, Janet Bidlack of Sayre, Alona and Kenneth Roberts of Philadelphia, Eric Gross of Pittston, Pa., and Nancy Fassett of East Smithfield, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Athens Township Fire Hall with the Rev. Linda Rogers and Capt. Lenny Wacenske officiating. It is Ron's request that everyone is to wear colors; no black, please. Athens Township Fire Company will be performing its memorial service at 7:30 p.m. with company representative Linda Rogers officiating.

Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Athens Township Fire Hall, 184 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, or to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.

Those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences or send flowers may do so by visiting http://www.loweryfuneralhome.com/.

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Mary Ellen Strickland
September 03,2007

Mary Ellen Strickland, 90, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.

Born in Rome Township (Bumpville), Pa., on April 8, 1917, Mary was the daughter of Leslie and Jenny (Harris) Bradley.

Mary was wed to Edward Strickland of Wysox in June of 1937. They had met while singing in church choirs, and sometimes courted on horseback by meeting on the lake road halfway between their homes.

After marrying Ed, Mary was a successful farmer and, later, businesswoman while raising six children. In later years, she raised beautiful flower gardens, seemingly able to nurture anything.

Mary and Ed were married 42 years until cancer took Ed in 1979. In 1982, she married his brother Stephen and they were together until his death in 2001. In 2003, Mary moved into the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, where she enjoyed the care and companionship of old and new friends and her "true retirement."

Her sweet nature and generous spirit will be remembered by all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be missed.

Mary is survived by: her sons, Charles (Sue) Strickland of Towanda, Dan (Mary) Strickland of Towanda and Don (Kym) Strickland of Powell; her daughter, Faye (Terry) Moore of Monroeton (Weston); her son-in-law, David Sherwood of Omaha, Neb.; her sister, Lulu Robbins of Allis Hollow; and her grandchildren, Karla, Sonya, Bryan, Melissa, Wende, Cheri, Angela, Kelly, Jason, Danielle, Chad, Shawn, Eric, Renae, Sara, Destinae, Jarnie, Danielle, Deanna and Bret. She is also survived by 27 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Strickland and Stephen Strickland; her children Sylvia, Shirley and an infant son, Mark; a beloved daughter-in-law, Shirl; and siblings Sylvia, Marie, Birdie and Raymond.

At Mary's request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.

The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Mary's family with arrangements.

There are no calling hours.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the: French Asylum United Methodist Church in care of Jack Kilmer, RR 4, Box 202, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Mary Ellen Strickland's memory.

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 Francis R. Mulcahy Sr.
                        September 02,2007

Francis R. "Tike" Mulcahy Sr., well-known resident of RR 3, Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2007, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Towanda, on March 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Irene Horton Mulcahy.

Francis joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married the former Pauline Fulmer on Dec. 30, 1950.

Francis drove school bus for 17 years and also worked as a carpenter during that time.

He also owned and operated an excavating business for 21 years, retiring in 1992.

He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Pauline, at home; mother, Irene Mulcahy of Rome, Pa;. sister, Anna Jean Williams of Horseheads, N.Y.; brother, Edward (Phyllis) Mulcahy of Towanda; son, Francis "Bob" (Lisa) Mulcahy Jr. of Towanda; daughter, Debbie (Wayne) Morgan of Scranton, Pa.; daughter, Diane (Terry) Short of Harveys Lake, Pa.; son, William "Bill" (Mary) Mulcahy of Towanda; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward P. Mulcahy, and by a grandson, Terry A. Short Jr.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkenson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840, or to the charity of one's choice in Francis R. Mulcahy Sr.'s memory.

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Zachary Thomas Bailey
September 01,2007

Zachary Thomas Bailey, infant son of Lloyd Bailey Jr. and Holly Waters Bailey of Main Street, Towanda, Pa. passed away Tuesday evening Aug. 28, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.

Zachary was born Aug. 18, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.

Surviving are: his parents, Lloyd and Holly Bailey; his twin brother, Kaiden Lloyd Bailey; his sister, Haleigh Madysin Faith Bailey; his paternal grandparents, Robin Manuel of Litchfield, Pa. and Lloyd Bailey Sr. of Towanda, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Danny Waters of Florence, Ky. and Wanda Waters of Muncie, Ind.; a maternal great grandmother, Lorene Delk of Muncie, Ind.; a maternal great grandfather, Carlos Hancock of Monticello, Ky.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

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Beatrice Dewey Wanck
September 01,2007

Beatrice Dewey Wanck, 86, of Naples, Fla. and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. crossed over gently Aug. 29, 2007, at North Collier Hospital in Naples, Fla. due to lung and heart ailments. She was born and raised on farms in rural northern Pennsylvania with her brother, Raymond who predeceased her. She attended high school in Towanda, Pa., during which time she met the love of her life Walt, to whom she was married 66 years. They moved to Waynesboro, Pa., and raised their son, Bick while Walt practiced optometry. Bea was very active in the community, including as the first female president of a school board in Pa., during the building of a new high school which is still is use. She organized the school crossing patrol and was president of the board of the YMCA. Her son went on to college as a varsity swim team member at Penn State, graduated from medical school and now practices Psychiatry in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

In addition to Walt and Bick, Bea's family includes her cherished granddaughters Kristen and Sarah Tracy-Wanck; her nephew and his wife, Jim and Claudia Wanck; and their sons, Nicholas and Robert, all of Naples, Fla.; her nephew and his wife, Ronald and Pat Wanck; and their family of Athens, Pa.; her nephews, Raymond Dewey and Jeff Dewey; and their families and their mother, Fern Dewey, all of the Richmond, Va. area; her brother-in-law, Chuck McCracken; and his son, Jeff and family of Waynesboro, Pa.; and her nephew, Jack McCracken and his family of Bel Aire, Md.; and her nephew, Tom Singer and family of Waynesboro, Pa.

Bea will be remembered for her love of her family, friends, community, country and nature.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home, 525 111th Ave. North, Naples, Fla., (239) 597-3101. Also, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., (570) 265-2272. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association: 1-800-LUNGUSA

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Harvey H. Frank Jr.
September 21, 2007

Harvey H. Frank, Jr., age 80, of Wyalusing, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., and are incomplete at this time.

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Betty J. Seeley
September 21, 2007

Betty J. Seeley, 81, of Gillett, Pa. passed away surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Betty's life will be held after the viewing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Charles Root. Burial will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery.

Betty was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in Canton Township, in Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Marjorie (Fitzwater) Seeley. Betty was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School. She was a silk screener for over 38 years at Corning, Inc. and retired in 1985. Betty was Protestant by faith.

Betty is survived by her dearest friend, Frederica A. Barrett of Gillett, Pa. and Frederica's family which includes her daughter and son-in-law Jolene and Sam Heath of Laceyville, Pa., her grandchildren, Tim and Harriet Heath with children, Samantha, Heather and Jimmy Heath, all of Mt. Bethel, Pa., Terri Heath and daughter Tiffany Shaver of Johnson City, N.Y., and Trina Heath and companion Dan Romanick of Elmira, N.Y. Betty is also survived by her sister Melissa (Ralph) Coppola of Elmira, N.Y., her brother Clyde (Peggy) Seeley of Canton, Pa., her brother Jim Seeley of Churchville, Va., her sister Veronica Seeley Newell of Wellsburg, N.Y., her brother Wendell Seeley of Gillett, Pa., her sister Donna Seeley of Gillett, Pa., her brother-in-law Bud (Marilyn) Smouther of Casar, N.C., 60 nieces and nephews spanning four generations and many cousins.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Mildred Seeley; her brother, Dalton Seeley; her sisters, Evelyn Anderson, Madeline Maynard, and Winnifred Smouther; her sister-in-law, Joanne Seeley, her niece, Marjorie Guytine, and nephew, Steve Smouther.

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   Leonard Spitz
                    September 22, 2007

Leonard Spitz, 95, of 1626 Majestic Drive, and formerly of 1512 Philadelphia Ave., both in Chambersburg, Pa., died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1911, in New York, N.Y., he was a son of the late Samuel and Bertha Rosenthal Spitz. In the 1920s he played Minor League Professional Baseball in New York City.

Leonard received a bachelor's degree from the City College of New York, and during the 1930s was employed as the food purchaser for the New Yorker Hotel, The Plaza Hotel and The Waldorf-Astoria, all in New York City. He was summoned to work as the food purchaser at the Pentagon during World War II. During his five years of employment at the Pentagon, he was also assigned the task of improving the processing and packaging of C-rations for the soldiers.

He was owner and president of the former Antrim Cold Storage and the former Leonard Spitz Inc. (manufacturer of frozen foods), both of Greencastle, Pa., from the late 1940s until 1970. Leonard developed the machinery to create the crinkle-cut potato (french fry) at his Greencastle business.

His beloved wife, Peggy Haines Spitz, whom he married Jan. 23, 1939, preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2000.

Leonard is survived by six children, Lynn A. Spitz of Bellevue, Wash., Raymond A. Spitz and wife Josie of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Marilea A. Geyer and husband Harold of Chambersburg, Marian P. MacNett (wife of the late David MacNett) of Troy, Pa., Donald N. Spitz and wife Marilynn of Lexington, Ky., and Cheryl A. Pietsch and husband Benjamin of Chambersburg; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Edgar.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John E. Geyer will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110, or to the American Heart Association, 1113 44th Ave. North, Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.geiselfuneralhome.com/

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Chad Taylor
September 22, 2007

Chad Christopher Taylor, age 36, of Dushore (Cherry Township), Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1971, in Towanda, Pa., a son of Robert Gregory and Linda (Bennett) Taylor.

Chad was a 1990 graduate of Sullivan County High School, and also a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He was employed at the Benton Foundry as an assistant supervisor in the Melt Department.

Chad was a member of St. Basil's Church, in Dushore.

He enjoyed hunting, cars and NASCAR and found pleasure in time spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents: Robert G. and Linda Taylor of Dushore; by his maternal grandfather: Eugene Bennett of Glade Springs, Va.; by three children: Logan, McKenna and Shannon Taylor of Dushore; by a sister: Michele Myers of Jersey Shore, Pa.; by two brothers: Michael Taylor of Millerstown, Pa., and Gregory Taylor of Canton, Pa.; and by seven nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Basil's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.

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Edna Jones
September 23, 2007

Edna M. (Raub) Jones, 72, of Troy, PA went home to be with her Lord on Friday, September 21, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Robert L. Jones to whom she married on January 31, 1958. The couple had 49 happy years together.


Edna was born on October 18, 1934 in Wheelerville, PA. She was the daughter of the late John Preston and Helen May (Laninger) Raub. Edna was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1953. For 46 years Edna was the office manager for the Troy Agway. She was also a 56-year member of the 1st Baptist Church in Troy, and served for many years as Church Treasurer. Edna was a member of the Baptist Woman Association at the church, was a member of A.B.W., and was once awarded the Business Woman of the Year Award by the Business and Professional Women of Troy.

To Edna, family was everything. Her family includes her husband Robert, her sons: Michael Robert (Shelley) Jones of Elmira, NY, and Gregory Scott (Sandi) Jones of Troy, PA, her daughters: Rhonda L. (John) Raub Billmeyer of Bath NY, and Barbara L. Welch and her fiancé Phil Williams of Kane, PA, her grandchildren: Shondra Billmeyer and fiancé Rich Powell, Bridget Jones, Joshua Jones, Ryan Jones, Jenna Jones, Chelsi Welch, Mason Jones, and Makenzie Jones, her great granddaughter Alexsandra Powell, her brother Larry Raub, her sisters: Irma Morgan and Doris Kingsley, along with several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and her brother James Raub preceded Edna in death.

In lieu contributions may be made in Edna’s memory to the 1st Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947.
 
Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the 1st Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Edna’s life will be held after the visitation at 1:30 PM on Monday, September 24th at the church with her pastor and friend, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will follow the service in Beech Flats Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Dorothy Herrington
September 23, 2007

Dorothy Putnum Herrington, of Troy, PA went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital.
 
Dorothy Putnam Herrington was born August 15, 1911. The daughter of Azor and Gertrude Putnam, Dorothy grew up on the family farm on Orchard Hill road, just outside Troy. She graduated from Troy High School in 1928.

An avid bowler in her youth, she was a member of the championship team sponsored by the Van Dyne Oil Company. In later years, she took up golf, playing until she was 90. She kept her mind sharp with daily cross-word puzzles and bi-weekly bridge games with friends well into her 90’s.

A talented dress-maker, she often created her own patterns for the fine materials her customers and friends brought to her to fashion into wool suits and silk dresses. Many past members of the Troy High School band and cheerleading squads probably wore uniforms altered by Dorothy. She also turned her craft skill to upholstering furniture and caning chairs. She volunteered for a number of years at the Bradford County Manor where she taught stick weaving.

She was a devoted, lifelong member of the Troy Baptist Church. Over the years, she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, organized the Worldwide Guild (a young women’s church group), was president of the American Baptist Women’s group and belonged to the Friendly Circle. She loved the fellowship of the Church.

She also loved her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Howard, with whom she shared fifty four years of marriage. She is survived by her son, John of Troy; her daughter, Anne of Amherst, MA; and her granddaughters, Amelia and Amanda who reside in California.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at the 1st Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Dorothy’s life will be held after the viewing at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 25th at the church with her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947.

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