Weldon Frank Chamberlin
June 7, 2002
Weldon Frank Chamberlin of 3250 Pebble Bend Drive, Lakeland, FL, age 80, died on Friday, June 7, 2002 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 29, 1922 in Meshoppen, PA, son of Glen Edward and Lefa Weiss Chamberlin.
He graduated from Meshoppen High School in 1940; in 1941 from Airplane Mechanics School in Elmira, NY; 1942-43 attended Yale University and he took numerous math and engineering courses at Broome Technical College, Binghamton, NY.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served as an airplane mechanic and enlisted through Aug. 1945.
Weldon was a salesman of plumbing supplies until his father died, and then ran Chamberlin Plumbing and Heating of Meshoppen for several years. He worked at Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, retired as a construction engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and moved to Florida in 1984.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Kelly Chamberlin and an infant son.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Marilyn June Chamberlin and a daughter, Sandra Chamberlin, both of Lakeland.
He was past assistant fire chief for the Meshoppen Fire Co. and past school board director of the Elk Lake Joint Schools.
He was a member of the Franklin Lodge #263, Free and Accepted Masons of Laceyville, the order of Scottish Rite Scranton Consistory, the Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas and a member of the Lakeland American Legion, Post 4.
A memorial service will be held at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Saturday, June 22. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Masonic service and memorial service will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a military service at the graveside at Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or any of 22 Shriner’s Hospitals for children.
Wayne F. Dibble
June 14, 2002
Wayne F. Dibble, age 67, of New Albany RR2, PA, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2002 at his home.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1935 in New Albany, a son of the late Herbert and Jane Rinebold Dibble.
Wayne had been a lifetime resident of this area. He was a farmer most of his life and a restaurant owner-operator. He and his wife, Doris owned and operated D’s Diner in New Albany.
He had a great love for the outdoors, bowling, playing cards and fishing in Canada.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Bird Dibble, at home; his four step-children and their spouses, John and Patricia O’Connor, Bonnie and Lowell Graves, Michael and Noreen O’Connor, Kathy Quail; a nephew, William Dibble, Indiana; a niece, Andrea Carty of Minnesota; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Dibble and two stepsons, Ned and Pat O’Connor.
There was no viewing and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.
John H. Holgate, Jr.
June 15, 2002
John H. Holgate, Jr., 70, of Nicholson, PA, died on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Community Medical Center, Scranton.
Born March 11, 1932 in Factoryville, he retired from the former Newburg Company in Tampa, FL. He had previously worked for Bud Lawrence Trucking in New Milford. He currently worked at the Glenwood Store, stocking shelves.
Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Karen H. Holgate of Nanticoke, Kathy B. Holgate of Tampa, FL, Kandy J. and Bob Rose of Nicholson, K’ann L. and Daniel Strohl of Meshoppen, Holly A. Holgate of AL; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin A. and Cindy Holgate of Montrose; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Charles Canfield of New Milford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Jerry Holgate of New Milford, Elmer and Judy Holgate of Zephyrhills, FL; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A son, Keith Holgate and granddaughter, Laura Ann Rose, predeceased him.
Services will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, June 24 at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.
Louise Fry Ingham
June 13, 2002
Louise Fry Ingham, age 97, of Wyalusing RR1, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at the Carpenter Care Home in Tunkhannock, where she had been a resident for the past six years.
She was born Oct. 12, 1904 in Rush, a daughter of the late Dr. Harvey Morrell Fry and Blanche Richardt Rosenkrans Fry. She was a high school graduate of Montrose High School.
In April of 1925, Louise became the bride of Charles Ellicott Ingham and they had celebrated 58 years of marriage. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1983.
She was a member of the Camptown Community Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Ingham enjoyed time spent painting, reading and playing bingo.
She left surviving a sister, Jean Brink of Binghamton, NY; her grandchildren, Charles Ingham of Camptown, John Ingham of Williamsport and Jeanne DeRemer of Laceyville; great-grandchildren, Echo, Elise, Jakub, Christopher, Aaron, Darris and Nicholas.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Harvey Ingham on Oct. 16, 1962 and a sister, Kathryn Fry Marraccini on June 26, 1989.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. in the Camptown Community Church, with the Rev. Joyce Warner and Rev. Helen Learn, officiating.
Interment followed in the Camptown Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Sunday afternoon at the Camptown Church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Camptown Community Church in
Lloyd R. Knolles, Sr.
June 12, 2002
Lloyd R. Knolles, Sr., 81, formerly of Wilmot Township, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor.
He was born June 21, 1920 in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Harry F. Knolles, Sr. and Ruth Abrams Knolles.
Mr. Knolles was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.
In his early years, Lloyd was engaged in farming. He later worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
At one time, he owned and operated the Hollenback Store, where he also resided.
Lloyd served as a Wilmot Township Supervisor and was a member of the Wilmot Township Election Board.
Lloyd was of the sixth generation of Knolleses to live in Wilmot Township.
He was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church, the Wilmot Grange, Disabled American Veterans, Wyalusing American Legion Post #534, Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Body of Towanda and Williamsport, the Bradford County York Rite Bodies, Irem Temple Shrine of Dallas and the Bradford County Shrine Club.
In his later years, Lloyd enjoyed time with his family and especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathy Yanatt Knolles, at home; children and their spouses, Donna and James Hepp, Sr., Mary Jane and Eugene Winkler, Sr., Lloyd, Jr. and Peggy Sue Knolles, Peggy and George Coulter, Steven and Frances Knolles, Denice and Richard Spivak; grandchildren, James, Jr. and Terry Hepp, Brenda, Michelle, Eugene, Jr., Debbie and Joe Zombak, Kevin Winkler, Thomas and Jane Coulter; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher, Eugene Winkler, III, Devin and Taylor Zombak, Allison and Madelyn Hepp; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and John Malik; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Knolles; sister-in-law, Florence Knolles; daughter, Virginia Jane Pipher and aunt, Genevieve Steele.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Knolles, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. Friends and family may call from 12 p.m. until the time of the service.
A Masonic service will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hollenback United Methodist Church or to the Veterans Administration in Mr. Knolles’s memory.
Christine MacMichael McGee
June 12, 2002
Christine MacMichael McGee, 83, of Collingdale, PA, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park.
Born in Philadelphia, she had lived in Collingdale since 1956.
Mrs. McGee was a homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed crafts and gardening.
She was the widow of Peter McGee, who died in 1989.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and John Murphy and Linda and Richard Burkle, both of Collingdale; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Jane McGee of Laceyville; sisters, Joan Chilot of Florida, Mary Smith of Trevose, Ruth Hubert of California; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 17 at 12 noon at the Marvil Funeral Home, 1110 Main St., Darby. Burial was in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Marple.
Julius C. Norton, Sr.
June 13, 2002
Julius C. Norton, Sr., 69, of Lawsville, PA died on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY. Born June 3, 1933 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Bertha (Buckingham) Norton. His wife of 47 years, Clara (Henry) Norton survives him.
He worked for 37 years at the former Binghamton Brick Company in Binghamton, NY and retired after seven years from National Pipe Company in the Triple Cities. Additionally, he enjoyed working outside in his lawn and gardens and especially enjoyed his grandson, Dustin and playing Legos with him.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Kirchmeier of Silver Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, Jr. and Sissy Norton and Ted and Kelly Norton of Lawsville; grandson, Dustin Charles Norton, Lawsville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Ella Snyder, Greene, NY, Phil and Louise Norton, Silvara, Bill and Shirley Norton, Peoria, AZ; two sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Casselbury, Stevensville and Vera and Charles Love, South Auburn; many close brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence Snyder and Larry Norton; three sisters, Mildred Lindsley, Clara Heeman and Helen Collins.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 17 at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose. The family received friends on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests, that if desired, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 738 South Main St., Scranton, PA 18504.
James B. Trowbridge
June 5, 2002
James B. Trowbridge, age 88, of Towanda RR2, Asylum Twp., PA, died on Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 2002 at his home.
Born May 14, 1914 in Wyalusing, he was the son of the late Andrew and Minnie Preston Trowbridge. Jim attended Sharpetown Grade School, graduating from Wyalusing High School in 1931.
In early years, Jim worked on a family farm and in 1938, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police, where he served until 1944. For a time, Jim worked as a self-employed garage mechanic and later, in1957, he went to work for M&G Convoy of Buffalo, NY as an automobile transporter. He retired from M&G Convoy on Oct. 31, 1978.
James was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Sublett Trowbridge on Dec. 28, 1970. In October of 1983, he married Esther Capwell.
Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, a member and Past Noble Grand of Wysox Lodge No. 1152 IOOF and presently served as District Deputy Grand Master IOOF.
Surviving are his wife, Esther Capwell Trowbridge, at home; a daughter, Kathleen Browning and her husband, John Browning of Chippewa Lake, OH; stepsons, John Capwell of Williamsport, Jerry Capwell of California; two grandsons, Donald and Daniel; step-grandchildren, Darrell and his wife, Karen Capwell of Arlington, VA, Traci and her husband, Scott Francis of Fredericksburg, VA; two step-great-grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Adams and Helen Keeney.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with his pastor, Rev. Allen Hulslander of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.
The family received friends on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Wysox Lodge No. 1152 IOOF held a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
A graveside committal service was held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Trowbridge’s memory.
Joseph D. Stacey
June 4, 2002
Joseph D. Stacey, age 84, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
Joe was born in Scranton on Jan. 17, 1918, son of the late Walter J. and Mary M. Zarzecki Stacey. He attended the local schools in Scranton until moving to Detroit, MI. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal, Saipan and Peleliu in the Asian Theater and also was stationed in Australia.
Joe was a boiler maker and worked on construction and was involved as an electrician in the construction of the original Procter & Gamble Charmin Plant in Mehoopany.
Joe moved to Sullivan County in 1978 and later resided at Sullivan Terrace for many years.
Joe was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore and a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore and the A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384, New Albany.
Survivors include his sister, Lucille Otis, St. Helen, MI; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Stacey of Detroit, MI, also on June 4, 2002.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery.
Friends called on Sunday, June 9 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside military services were accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, and members passed in review on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arden Thomas Newton
June 6, 2002
Arden Thomas Newton, 58, of Terrytown, PA, Wyalusing RR2, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 6, 2002 at his home with his loving family at his side.
Arden was born Aug. 7, 1943, a son of the late Walter E., Newton, Sr. and Edna Moon Newton in their family farm home in New Era. He grew up on the family farm and took over its operation at an early age. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the Class of 1961.
On Aug. 15, 1964, Arden and the former Margie Irene Russell of Rome were married and began their nearly 38 years of marriage together.
Arden operated the family farm until 1975, when he and his wife, Margie purchased the farm that was formerly his Uncle Niles Newton’s along the Susquehanna River at Terrytown. It was there that Arden and his son, Ralph worked together to expand their dairy farm business to its current state.
Over the years, Arden wore many hats. He started as an independent trucker who bought and sold hay. He hauled for the Rynveld Wreath Factory, Indian Hill Charcoal Plant and Kintner Equipment Co. He then began substitute school bus driving and later purchased his own school bus, driving for the Wyalusing Area School District for over two decades.
He was an avid high school sports fan, following the accomplishments of area students in all sports as he bused various teams and their coaches to athletic events.
He co-founded Sharaton Bus Service in 1992, where he enjoyed driving motor coach and meeting new people. Later on, he drove for Martz Bus Co., up until the time of his illness.
Arden was a member of the Evergreen Christian Church. In his younger days, he enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at the Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing. He was also a member of the Wyalusing Odd Fellows. Presently, he served on the Terrytown Township Planning Commission and was a member of the Wyalusing School Bus Drivers’ Association.
He is survived by his wife, Margie, at home; his son, Ralph C. Newton and daughter-in-law, Jennifer L. Newton of Wyalusing; his daughter, Renee K. Newton, at home and her special friend, Rob Broschart of Overton; his sister, Arlene Carlton of Staunton, VA; his sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Marvin Ford of Wilmington, DE; a sister-in-law, Jane Newton of Spring Lake; his mother-in-law, Irene Russell of Rome; a brother-in-law and his wife, Rexford and Janet Russell of Rome; a grandchild, Ashlee Victoria Newton and five nieces and 10 nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant son; a brother, Walter Edwin Newton, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Raymond Carlton.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, One Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Michael Dodd and the Rev. Marvin Ford, officiating.
Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park following the service.
Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Towanda Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945.