Feb. 18, 2003
Amos Wellman “Tom” Northrop, Jr., age 75, formerly of N. Main St., Rome, PA, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born Oct. 21, 1927 in Johnson City, NY, he was a son of the late Amos Wellman, Sr. and Hazel Horton Northrop.
Amos was a 1945 graduate of the Rome Consolidated High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Following his honorable discharge from the Army in March of 1947, Amos attended Mansfield State Teachers College, where he majored in English and History. He also attended the Lowell School of Business in Binghamton, NY.
Mr. Northrop was formerly employed by Farmers National Bank in Rome. He was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Past Master and 50-year member of the Roman Masonic Lodge No. 418 F&AM, Towanda Scottish Rite Bodies 4th to 18th Degree, Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree, Wysox Odd Fellows Lodge No. 1152, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 Towanda and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Pamela Northrop of Towanda; a sister, Dorothy Gerould of Rome; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Gary Foose of Nesquehoning, PA; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jane Bensley, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Roman Lodge No. 418 F&AM will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 Towanda, will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 6:45 at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Hazel Northrop Memorial Scholarship Fund, Northeast Bradford High School, RR 1, Box 211B, Rome, PA 18837 in Mr. Northrop’s memory.
Feb. 18, 2003
Leo Worth Dieffenbach, age 81, of Dushore, PA passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at his home on Dutch Mountain, Colley Township, Sullivan County.
Leo was born July 5, 1921 at home in Colley Township, son the late Worth J. and Lydia Bowman Dieffenbach.
He attended school in Lopez and graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1939. He then graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Business Administration, in 1943. After college, he served with the U.S. Army during WWII. Leo served with Patton’s 3rd Army in North Africa and also participated in the battles of Normandy, Ardennes, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
After the war, Leo began working as a self-employed lumberman. He operated mills on Dutch Mountain and later in Nordmont. He was engaged in the lumber industry his entire life. On Aug. 21, 1952, Leo married the former Elizabeth G. Foley of Dushore. Betty predeceased him on May 28, 1993.
Leo was an avid sportsman and was awarded the Triple Trophy in hunting. He also was a loving grandfather and enjoyed being with grandchildren and helping them with their homework, especially math. He also encouraged them in their music education. Leo wrote poems and some prose. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and e also belonged to the McCann Hunting Club in Quebec, Canada.
Leo was a former member of American Legion Loyalsock Post #996, Dushore, McDermott Post #452, Mildred and Sonestown Post # 601, Sonestown, PA.
Survivors include: a son: Leo G. Dieffenbach of Dushore; daughter: Carol Dieffenbach of Dushore; sisters: Regina Fedor of Camp Hill, PA, Anne Larson of Edina, MN; Marie Contini of Drexel Hill, PA and Marjorie Nelson of Voorhees, NJ; four grandchildren, Kelley N. Dieffenbach, Bryce Dieffenbach, Suemayah Gouda and Adel Gouda, all of Dushore.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Troop #48, Boy Scouts of America, c/o Leo J. Lambert, PO Box 345, Dushore, PA 18614.
Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996, McDermott Post #452 and Sonestown Post #601 American Legions. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Feb. 11, 2003
Former Spring Hill Resident
Fiore R. Latini, 83, born in Fabriano, Italy on Oct. 7, 1919, passed away at home in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fiore had resided at Wyalusing, RR1, PA (Spring Hill) for many years before moving to Albuquerque.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of 56 years; his sons: Norman John and wife, Linda of San Antonio, TX and Fiore, II of Albuquerque; his daughters, Teresina Arnold and husband, Rayburn of Fort Worth, TX and Ramona Biddle and husband, Anthony of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, Katherine Arnold, Patricia Carranza, Courtney Heminway, William Kiscaden, Matthew Kiscaden, Paulette Latini and Amanda Latini; his great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Caleb Carranza, Olivia and Sydney Heminway.
Fiore will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, uncle and a trusted friend for many people.
Private interment was held at Fairview memorial Cemetery in Albuquerque at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14.
In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Suite 120, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or a favorite charity.
Feb. 14, 2003
Bernard E. Kissell, age 75, of 6041 Burlingame Road, Cayuta, NY, formerly of Marshall Street, Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 14, 2003.
Bernard was born Nov. 28, 1927, son of the late Robert R. and Leatha Mae (Decker) Kissell. He married Arlene May on Sept. 2, 1949.
Bernard was retired as a supervisor from Thatcher Glass Company, where he was employed for 33 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting and being outdoors.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Arlene Kissell of Cayuta; son and daughter-in-law, David and Paula Kissell of Rockton, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and John Farwell, III of Cayuta, Cindy “Sam” and Peter Backer of Caton and Jennifer and Todd Wagner of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law, Robert D. and Patricia Kissell of Waverly, NY; grandchildren, Lesley Moore, Rebecca and James Eagan, Amy and Shannon Giffen, Jodi, John, IV and Justin Farwell, Tiffany Clark, Emily, Cameron and Sarah Wagner; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Earl Crown of Elmira and Paul Strong of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Gerald and Joyce Crainey and family and his feline friend, “Boots.”
Family and friends called at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m., with Rev. Mari Rockwell, officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Sullivanville Methodist Church.
Feb. 12, 2003
Sarah A. Hoyt, age 83, of New Albany, RR2, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003 at the Highlands Nursing Home in Laporte.
She was born on April 21, 1919 in Towanda, a daughter of the late Edwin and Evangeline Crandall.
She had been a resident of the New Albany area since she was 25 years old.
Sarah is a graduate of the Mansfield Teacher School and began teaching in the Oak Hill School. After the Wyalusing School District was formed, she taught for a short time for the Laceyville Elementary School and later taught for Wyalusing, giving 33 years of service.
Mrs. Hoyt was a member of the New Era United Methodist Church and was an active member and served in various positions within the church. She was also a member of the New Albany Community Club.
In 1992, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late H. Dean Hoyt.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening and time spent in the out of doors. She also enjoyed doing handcrafts, reading and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her children: Edwin and Sharon Hoyt of Cooper City, FL, Frederick and Judy Hoyt of Rowley, MA, Susan and Robert Turnbull of Damascus, MD, W. Reese and Kim Hoyt of Rockwell, NC, August and Gwen Durante of Berwyn, Roger Hoyt and Beverly Wood of New Albany, Terry and Marlea Hoyt of New Albany; her fifteen grandchildren, Mark, Loreen, Brett, Corin, David, Adam, Robert, Dean Christopher, Sarah August, III, Shawn, Kylie, Tera and Kelly and by two great-grandchildren, Kacey and Kara.
In addition to her parents and husband, H. Dean Hoyt, she as also preceded in death by a son, David Hoyt in 1990 and by sisters, Maureen Jones and Electra Powell.
Funeral and committal services were held on Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert Hockenberry, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends and family called on Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Feb. 13, 2003
Miss Theodorsia S. Dobrosielski, age 82, of RR3, Box 293, Meshoppen, PA (Auburn Four Corners), passed away on Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2003 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock after a brief illness.
Born on May 5, 1920 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Victoria Dobrosielski. She assisted in the farming all her life, on the family farm in Auburn Four Corners.
For many years, she was a member of the St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church in Auburn.
Surviving are a brother and his wife, Casimer and Rita Dobrosielski of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews to whom she was a loving and caring aunt. She was predeceased by four brothers, Thaddeus Dobrosielski (2000); Edmund Dobrosielski (1995); Anthony Dobrosielski (1951) and Henry Dobrosielski (2001).
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from the St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph J. Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be in St. Bonaventure’s Cemetery. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church, PO Box 67, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
Feb. 12, 2003
Fay A. Coleman, 91, of LeRaysville, PA (RR 1, Pike Twp.) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, following a period of declining health.
Fay was born on Sept. 26, 1911 in Brushville, PA, one of 13 children of Elmer and Margaret (Platt) Coleman. He owned and operated the family farm in LeRaysville and also was employed by the Pike Twp. Highway Department.
He was dedicated to his family, enjoyed hunting and fishing and took great pride in having a vegetable garden.
Fay is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Faye and Harrison “Red” Johnson of Rome; his sons and daughter-in-law, Brian D. Coleman of LeRaysville, Howard J. and Pat Coleman of Warren Center; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phillip “Bud” and Mickey Williams; sisters-in-law, Sarah Louise Emerson, Cleola Mann, Inez Williams; special grandchildren, Jodilyn Coleman, Michael, James and Richard Coleman, Kevin Johnson and Sheila Horton; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Olive E. (Williams) Coleman on May 18, 2000, and 12 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services and a celebration of Fay’s life were held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY, with Rev. Bernard A. Graham, officiating. Interment was in the Neath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kevin Johnson, Rick Coleman, James Coleman, Michael Coleman, Carl Russell and Dennis Hicks.
Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Neath Cemetery, c/o Mr. John R. Upham, HCR 34, Box 25AA, LeRaysville, PA 18829, or the HOPS Ambulance, c/o Mr. James Seipler, RR 1, Box 287, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Fay A. Coleman.
Feb. 12, 2003
Joseph R. Bosworth, 82, of Middletown Home, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003. He was the husband of Jean Willson Bosworth, his wife of almost 56 years.
Born in Wyalusing on July 1, 1920, he was the son of the late Reed and Alice Reinhart Bosworth. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and Millersville State Teachers College. He taught industrial arts and math for one year in Milton.
Having enlisted in the United States Air Corps as a senior in college, he was accepted as an Air Corps Cadet and took his cadet training at Yale University, where he received his commission. After serving at several United States bases, he was sent to the Philippines where he spent the rest of his enlistment. After the war he remained in the Air Force Reserves and attained the rank of Colonel.
He retired after 30 years from Nationwide Insurance Company as a District Claims Manager.
He was a member of the Military Officers’ Association of America, a life member of the VFW Post No. 07234 in Ocean View, DE and a member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church.
He loved boating, flying and discussing political issues.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey W. Bosworth and Tina Morgan of Cincinnati, OH, Mark A. Bosworth and wife, Emily of Harrisburg, Scott R. Bosworth and wife, Susan of Edgewater, MD; a sister, Dorothy Taylor of Wyalusing and Ocean Ridge, FL; five grandchildren; one niece; several cousins; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Willson of Sayre; sister-in-law, Janet and Allan Frisk of Sayre and a brother-in-law, Jack and Shirley Willson of Fairfield Glade, TN.
Memorial services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Paxton Presbyterian Church, 2500 Sharon St., Harrisburg, PA 17111 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorder Association, 2001 North Front St., Bldg. 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.
Feb. 16, 2003
Samuel Barnett, age 63, of RR2, New Albany, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 16, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1939 in Brookville, PA, a son of the late Jess and Helen Barnett.
Sam joined the United States Army in July of 1956 and upon graduation, he joined the Army Reserves, serving until his honorable discharge in July of 1962.
Sam enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, Shirley, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed bowling and playing ball in earlier years. In later life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Sam worked as a logger, the highway and for the township. He also worked for the Davie Tree Company. Sam spent his last years employed at Masonite, giving 26 years of service.
He leaves surviving, his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley Wells Barnett; daughters, Tina Barnett Minier, Sue Barnett Terry and son-in-law, Mark Terry; sons, Sam Barnett, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Melody Barnett, Andy Barnett and daughter-in-law, Tonya Barnett; grandchildren, Shawn, Jason and Elese Minier, Sarah Valis, Jim Kulsicavage, Jr., Melissa Jackson, Lora Kulsicavage, Rhyan and Wyatt Barnett; great-grandchildren, Bowen Minier, Christina and MacKenzie Jackson and Sierra Johnson; sisters and brothers, Sara Malone of Vienna, OH, Geraldine Dawson of Brookville, Florence Twilliger of Brookville, Robert and Alice Barnett of Munerf, PA, Caroline McKillip of Hazen, PA, James and Sandy Barnett of Brookville, Richard Barnett of Brookville, Mary Cartwright of Brookville, Thelma Mattison of Port Allegheny, Elizabeth Barnett of Brookville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Pee Wee Wells, New Albany, Russell and Jeanetta Wells of Wyalusing, Jean Lee of Wichendon, MA, Ralph and Virginia Wells of Tunkhannock and Bill and Mary Wells of New Albany.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Albert Barnett and brothers, Melvin, Merle, Bill, Kenneth and Ted.
Friends and family called on Wednesday evening, Feb. 19 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The family provided their own flowers.
Feb. 11, 2003
Ivan Miller Hugo, age 96, of Main Street, New Albany, PA, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1906 in Eldersville, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA, a son of the late George and Rena Miller Hugo.
Mr. Hugo moved to New Albany in 1924 from Eldersville.
He was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church and was a member, giving 50 years of service to the New Albany Borough Council; served as Council President; was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Odd Fellows of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Helen Hugo.
Prior to his retirement in 1998, he was an owner and miller of Ivan Hugo Purina Feed Mills of New Albany.
Ivan enjoyed time spent fishing, gardening, reading and tinkering and could fix just about anything. He had a great love for time spent in the out-of-doors.
He is survived by his second wife, T. Grace Hugo at home; his children, Howard and Doris Hugo of New Albany, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Hugo of New Albany, Bernice and Art Yonkin of Dushore, Pauline and Jim McMahon of New Albany, Carolyn and Harold Rider of Eagles Mere; a sister, Florence Palmer; a brother, Maynard Hugo; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen Hugo; a son, Kenneth Hugo; a great-grandson, Justin Wells and two brothers, Leon and Harold Hugo.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, his pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Hugo Corners Cemetery at Hugo Corners in Elkland Township, Sullivan County.
Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, Feb. 14 at McHenry Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. until the time of funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to A.L.S. or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Mr. Hugo’s memory.