March 16, 2003
Norman H. Huffman, age 80, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1922 in Wilmot Township, the son of the late Fred and Georgia Meeks Huffman.
Norman has been a lifetime resident of the Wyalusing area.
He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, the International Order of Odd Fellows, a 50-year member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM and he served on the Wyalusing Borough Council for 24 years.
He was self-employed by Huffman Brothers in Wyalusing.
Norm enjoyed spending time with his friends at Park Place.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Peggy Huffman, at home; his children, April Huffman, Monroeton, Robin and special friend, Ken Lewis of Downingtown, Michael Cantrell of Wyalusing, Susan and Jim Zrooman of Millerton; his loving dog, Kizer; brothers and sister-in-law, Raymond Huffman, Wyalusing, Lloyd and Kathryn Huffman, Wyalusing; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Larry Kneller, Merryall; sisters-in-law, Theresa Huffman and Lena Huffman, both of Wyalusing and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, Levi, Melbourne and Andrew and a sister, Gladys.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, his pastor, officiating.
Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Tuesday evening, March 18 at the McHenry Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service was conducted at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, the Wyalusing Ambulance Association or to the Park Place Senior Center’s activity fund in Mr. Huffman’s memory.
March 16, 2003
Richard W. Vanderpool, age 62, of Wyalusing RR2, Terry Township, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 14, 1940 in Wysox, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary McKnight Vanderpool.
In early years, Richard was employed by Allen Farms in Wysox, the Ajax Foundry in Sayre and by Northrup Refuse Disposal in Sayre. He was later employed by Towanda Borough and by the Richard Close Garage in Durell.
Richard enjoyed working outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Pierce Vanderpool, at home; his daughter, Lucy Vanderpool of Towanda; stepchildren, Roger Platt of Candor, NY, Stacy Stinard and her husband, David Stinard of Candor, NY, Eugene Vanderpool of Florida; seven grandchildren, Felicia, Katrina and Tyler McCormick, Brooks Platt and Meranda, Thomas and Jacob Veasey; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond E., Sr. and Terry Vanderpool of Stevensville; nieces and nephews, Joanie Shaffer of Towanda, Russell and Tammy Vanderpool of Ulster, Shirley and Clifford Bump of Monroeton, Linda Godfrey of Towanda, Dale Vanderpool of Huntington, Raymond Vanderpool, Jr. of Silvara; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Vanderpool, Jr. on Jan. 20, 1990; two brothers, Ernest and Joseph Vanderpool and a sister, Ernestine Vanderpool.
The funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Pastor Dennis Fox of the Faith Baptist Church, Terrytown, officiating.
Interment will be in the Cole Cemetery, Monroe Township.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
March 7, 2003
Alva G. Wood, age 84, of Wyalusing RR2, Terry Township, Bradford County, PA, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2003 at his home.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1919 in Holly, a son of the late Charlie and Amy Wood.
Mr. Wood was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
He was a resident of this area for 53 years, having moved from Waymart in 1948.
Before his retirement in 1998, he was a self-employed quarryman with his son, David Wood and before that, had been a truck driver most of his life.
He was a member of American Legion Post #534.
Alva enjoyed bowling and time spent in the out of doors, hunting, fishing and trapping.
On April 5, 2002, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. (Stegner) Wood. They were married at Beach Lake on Feb. 4, 1939 and were married for 63 years.
He leaves surviving his three children and their spouses, Alva C. Wood, at home; Roger and Mary Wood of Hollenback, David and Connie Wood of Terrytown; a brother-in-law, Clyde Stegner of Honesdale; five grandchildren, Kelly, Roger, Jr., Lisa, David and Joshua Wood and three great-grandchildren, Damien, Emma and Eathan.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Alva was preceded in death by a daughter, Hilda Wood; brothers and sisters, Ray Rider, Orvil Rider, Walter Rider, Stanley Wood, Gladys Freemuth and Mertle Nober.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Charles Bishop, pastor of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment followed in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
Full military honors were accorded by Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.
The following American Legion members participated in Alva Wood’s funeral last week: Bob Stevens, Frank Kinney, Bill Zaner, Ernie Stewart, Jim Marshall, Bob Morris, Tony Turner, Ray Huffman and Carlton Repsher. The American Legion provided the colorguard, firing squad and pallbearers.
Friends and family called on Tuesday, March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
March 6, 2003
Helen Terascavage, age 92, of RR4 (Homets Ferry), Wyalusing, PA, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Born on Sept. 1, 1910 in DuPont, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Madeline Ruda Tetlak and the widow of the late John M. Terascavage, who passed away on June 4, 1976.
In her earlier years, Helen resided in DuPont and worked in the silk mill factories in the Wilkes-Barre area. After her husband, John was discharged from the U.S. Army, they purchased a farm in Homets Ferry, Wyalusing, and moved their family on Dec. 1, 1948. Helen was always a very hard worker and devoted to the farm work and raising of her family.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Wyalusing and a faithful yearly retreatant at St. Gabriel’s Monastery in Clarks Summit for 18 years, from 1974-1992.
Helen enjoyed doing word search puzzles as her pastime.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Terascavage of Homets Ferry; daughters and sons-in-law, Josephine Solowiej, Homets Ferry, Beatrice and James Chamberlain of West Burlington, Theresa and Terry Fulda of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Judy Terascavage of Homets Ferry; nine grandchildren, David Terascavage, Patty Moore, Michael Terascavage, Peter Solowiej, Brian Chamberlain, Sherrlee Lunger, Christian Fulda, Fred Fulda and Stephen Terascavage; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Duryea of Port Richey, FL and Violet Olenik of Linden, NJ; sisters-in-law, Hedwig Terascavage of Swoyersville and Bernadine Tetlak of DuPont and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was also predeceased by a son, Edward on Nov. 22, 1940; a son, Lawrence on July 7, 1990; a son-in-law, Ted Solowiej on Oct. 1, 2002; sisters, Lottie Glomb and Mary Meehan; brothers, John, Frank, Joseph and Peter.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, her pastor, presiding.
Pallbearers were Helen’s grandsons: David, Michael, Peter, Fred, Brian and Stephen.
Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in DuPont at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Building Fund in Mrs. Terascavage’s memory.
March 2, 2003
Wood B. Norconk, 92, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Wyalusing, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at the Good Shepherd Fairview Home in Binghamton.
He was born in Wyalusing, July 26, 1910, the son of the late Henry J. and Mary (Mae) G. Wood Norconk.
A graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1927, he received many medals for running track, as well as playing the clarinet. He attended Drexel University.
Wood resided in Wyalusing until 1995 when he and his late wife, Dorothy moved to the Good Shepherd Fairview Home in Binghamton.
He was employed as a rural route mail carrier with the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1972, after 42 years of service. He was also active in the operation of Norconk’s Dry Goods Store with his father and his sister, Lydia.
Wood was a member of both the Pennsylvania Rural Letter Carrier’s Association and the National Letter Carrier’s Association. He served on the board of the Wyalusing Public Library and was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.
An avid sportsman and photographer, he took many fly-fishing trips to the Western United States. He also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He enjoyed attending New York Yankee baseball games. Wood also enjoyed gardening, raising many beautiful flowers.
On Dec. 25, 1997, Wood and his wife, Dorothy, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Brown Norconk; his parents and his sisters, Lydia and Ruth. Surviving are a sister, Neulah Putnam; three nephews, Larry Putnam, Jim Norconk and Craig Carl; three nieces, Sally Jurnack, Beverly Cox and Nancy Starr and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and/or the Wyalusing Public Library in Mr. Norconk’s memory.
Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.
March 10, 2003
Charles Grayden Keeney, age 72, of Terrytown, PA, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2003 at Memorial Hospital Towanda.
Charles was born in Terry Township on Nov. 2, 1930, a son of the late Ivan and Ruth Bailey Keeney. He graduated from Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1949. He worked in farming for several years and later drove a milk truck. He spent most of his life as a truck driver for Strickland Beverage of Towanda, where he worked for many years until retiring. After retiring, he drove truck for a logging company.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of the Towanda Rod & Gun Club.
Surviving are a special friend, Ruth Marshall, Dushore; two sons and daughters-in-law: David C. and Cathleen Keeney, Wyalusing, Michael and Priscilla Keeney, Pine City, NY; nieces and nephews, David and Chris Smiley, Wyalusing, Ann Smiley, Wyalusing, Penny and William Farley, Towanda, Debbie and Tony Kolodziej, Wyalusing; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Esther Jane Smiley Hope of Wyalusing on March 22, 2002.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, PO Box 787, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
March 11, 2003
Mr. Donald E. Harvey, age 73, of RR4, Box 4313, Meshoppen, PA (Briar Ridge), passed away early Tuesday morning, March 11, 2003 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Born in Vosburg on Feb. 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Russell and Frances Rowe Harvey.
He was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1949, after which he was in the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country as an Airman First Class, serving in Korea from 1950 until 1954. Mr. Harvey was employed for many years as a station agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also a milk inspector for the DHIA and retired from the URS office in Tunkhannock in 1980.
He was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, the VFW Endless Mountains Post #3583, Mehoopany, and the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion, Black Walnut.
Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife, the former Jeanette Gruver Harvey, to whom he has been married for 48 years; three daughters, Eileen Harvey and Bill Rizzo of Tobyhanna, Alice and Donald Madden of Lake Winola and Kay and Rocco Serine of Meshoppen; a brother, Russell Harvey of Hemlock, NY; four sisters, Ruth Spring of Wyoming, Pauline Davis, Eleanor Milligan and Doris Colbenson, all of Tunkhannock; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Smith in 1987, a sister, Marion Grow and a brother, C. Percy Harvey.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Dan Herron of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock with military graveside services to be conducted by the members of the VFW Endless Mountains Post #3583 and Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Jack Roberts, RR2, Box 102-A, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
April 25, 2003
Chuck Richardson, age 43, of Meshoppen, PA, passed away from injuries as a result of a violent crime. Chuck was found on Friday, April 25, 2003 near Harrisburg, after being reported missing earlier in the week.
Chuck was born in Doylestown on Oct. 20, 1959, the son of Delores Richardson of Moon Township and the late John Richardson, who passed away on June 15, 1994.
Chuck was a graduate of the Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown. He owned and operated Professional Calibration, Inc., of Meshoppen, the company he and his father operated together until his father’s death. Chuck also was a great collector of railroad memorabilia, bottles and antiques with local history.
He was an active member of the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion, Black Walnut. He was also a very active member of the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company, where he was an officer since 1995. While in the fire company, he served on several committees and was very instrumental in the construction and management of the food booth at the Wyoming County Fair. His next vision for the fire company was the new fire truck and the construction of a new fire hall. Chuck went above and beyond his duty as a firefighter. Chuck was also a member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, where he was active with the annual Super Bowl Sunday parties and their chicken barbecues and steak bakes. He had many avenues of interest and donated to many other civic organizations in Wyoming, Bradford and Susquehanna counties.
Besides his mother, survivors include Tracey Sincavage, his closest companion and soul mate; a brother, Lee Richardson, Moon Township; a sister, Lynne Richardson, Perkasie; two nieces, Ashley and Rachel Richardson, both of Moon Township; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Richardson of Hazelhurst, MS; an aunt, Barbara Richardson of Metarie, LA. Chuck thought of Tracey’s family as his own and he was very devoted to them. His extended family includes, Mrs. Arlene Sincavage of Meshoppen, whom Chuck thought of as his mother-in-law; Tracey’s sisters, Joyce Sincavage, Lori Sincavage, Sandra Palmer, Janet Sincavage and Mari Lou Sincavage; also several nieces and nephews. Also a very special friend, whom Chuck helped and worked many hours with, Mrs. Betty Kitchnefsky of Black Walnut.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. from the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Herron of the church officiating. A time of fellowship and reception will follow at the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut.
The family will furnish their own flowers. They humbly request that memorial donations be sent to the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen.
April 30, 2003
Charles Henry Eisengrein, age 83, of Dushore, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.
Charlie was born Aug. 23, 1919 in New York City on Staten Island, son of the late Henry and Mary Holjes Eisengrein.
He attended schools in New York City, including the College of Engineering of New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 1940. He worked as a structural engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority until commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy in July 1942. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) in 1943 and Lieutenant in 1944. He served until November 1946. He had 32 months of sea duty, 18 of which were in command of USS LCI (L) 1006. He saw combat in the Philippines and was decorated for rescue operations under fire.
Charlie married the former Ina Steffey in New York City on Feb. 19, 1942. Ina predeceased him on Oct. 23, 1988.
He returned to school and received a Master’s degree in Engineering from Columbia University in 1947. He was subsequently employed by Westinghouse Air Brake Company (1947 to 1949 as a Civil Engineer), Blaw-Knox Construction Company (1949 to 1951 as a Structural Engineer), RCA (1951 to 1968 in various managerial positions including Division Manager of Facilities for Electronic Data Processing) and IBM (1968 to 1979 as Project Manager), con-currently serving as Commissioner for Burlington County on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (1961 to 1968) and Lecturer on the faculty of the Evening Division of LaSalle College (1959 to 1968).
He was registered as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and (formerly) New Jersey. He was also a life member and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a life member of Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Charlie was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, having served on the Vestry and participated in various lay ministries.
He was predeceased by his son, Charles Henry Eisengrein, Jr. in 1982 and a brother, Henry Gilbert Eisengrein of Staten Island.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews and special friends, Dorothy Moffa and Dorris Flagg of Dushore.
Requiem Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen AtLee Hipple, Rector, presiding. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Wilmot Township.
Friends called on Monday, May 5 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA from 6 to 8 p.m.