Twylet Valeria Fulkerson Bloom
Dec. 7, 2001
Twylet Valeria Fulkerson Bloom, 85, went home to be with her good Lord on Dec. 7, 2001.
Born and reared in Ginter, PA, she was the middle daughter of Nancy Ada (Hickok) and John Vincent Fulkerson. She was also a descendant from the fifth generation of the Scots-Irish couple, John Henry and Elizabeth McBride Henry of County Down, Ireland.
After grade school, she moved with her parents into Curwensville where she lost her mama at a young age.
Twylet married Kermit O. Bloom in October, 1938 and they made their home on the Bloomington-Glen Richey Highway.
Mother of 12 children herself, she loved every one of them and loved life itself, as well. In her younger years, while rearing her own brood, she did housecleaning and provided child care for other families in the Curwensville area. She loved cooking and preserving, being with friends and watching her children grow up.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two older sisters, two brothers, her husband, three daughters, a son and two grandsons.
She is survived by sisters, Violet McClinsey in the Dubois Nursing Home and Wava Wilt of Curwensville RR; two sisters-in-law; eight children and their spouses, including Jean (Bloom) and Luke Vande Mark of Stevensville; 26 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home in Curwensville with Rev. William Gibson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olanta RD.
The family suggests that contributions in Twyletís memory be made to the American Lung Association, Northwest Chapter, 352 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16502.
Roger M. Moore
Dec. 7, 2001
Roger M. Moore, 41, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 in Rush Township, as a result of a hunting accident. Born Oct. 31, 1960 in Sayre, he was the son of Gordon and Jean M. Blend Moore, who live in Rush. On June 23, 1984, he was married to Terry Ann Shaffer, who survives.
A 1978 graduate of Elk Lake High School, he was an independent truck driver who hauled cattle to the Taylor Packing Company, Inc.
He was a member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed hunting, NASCAR and four wheeling.
In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his baby daughter, Rachel Lee, at home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Steve Grow of Factoryville, Patricia and Richard Stastny of Erieville, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon, Jr. and Marie Moore of Lawton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Betty Shaffer of Camptown; sisters-in-law and their spouses, Tammy and Michael Darling of Rush, Lori Lee and Daniel Barr of New Albany; a brother-in-law, Robert Shaffer, Jr. of Rush; nephews and spouses, Gordon "Mac" and Lisa Moore, III, Chad Moore, Alan and Erica Grow, Sean and Sherry Grow, Jason Stastny, Dennis Moore, Jr., Dean Moore, Brian Darling, Snyder Barr; nieces and spouse, Stephanie and Sargent Gregory, Ashley Moore, Kelly Darling; several great-nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A brother, Dennis Moore, and a sister, Linda Moore, predeceased him.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose. The family received friends on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family provided their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be sent to his daughter, Rachelís college fund, c/o Grange National Bank, Lawton, PA 18828.
Fred G. Sutton
Dec. 8, 2001
Fred G. Sutton, age 52, of Camptown, Wyalusing Township, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born on Sept. 30, 1949 in Sayre, he was the son of Cora Kithcart Sutton and the late Frederick Sutton.
He has been a resident of Camptown for 13 years, and prior to that, lived in the New Era.
His employment included J.R. Morgan Chevrolet in LeRaysville, Roughtís in LeRaysville, Jones Garage in Rome and was employed by U.S. Seal in West Wyoming as a truck driver until his illness wouldnít allow him to continue.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 534 of Wyalusing.
Fred enjoyed NASCAR racing and was an Earnhardt fan and enjoyed time spent playing darts and pool.
He left surviving his wife, Wanda Kobbe Sutton of Wyalusing; his children, Denise Sutton of Burlington, Betsy (Tom) Armitage, Jr. of Wyalusing, Cory (Cassie) Sutton of Stevenville; his grandchildren, Eric Sutton of Towanda, Cody and Kyle Sutton of Germany, Jordan, Taylor and Kelsy Armitage of Wyalusing, Tyler, Kayleen and Morgan Sutton of Stevensville; his mother, Cora Sutton of Camptown; sisters, Beverly Sutton and friend, Kerry Detrick of Sugar Run, Barbara and Bruce Williams of Warren Center and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Sutton in 1986 and a son, Kevin Sutton, in 1997.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Larry Thomas of New Milford officiating.
Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Eugenia Estelle Steafather
Dec. 9, 2001
Mrs. Eugenia Estelle Steafather, 91, of El Cajon, CA, formerly of Dushore, PA, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at Alvardo Hospital, San Diego, CA.
Estelle was born on Nov. 25, 1910 to Maynard Henry and Maude Agethal Stevens Steele in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, PA. She attended the New Albany Vocational High School and continued on to graduate from Scranton School of Beauty. She married Gale Steafather on March 18, 1943. He predeceased her on Dec. 28, 1991.
Estelle and Gale lived on German Street in Dushore where she owned and operated a Gift Boutique and Beauty Shoppe until Galeís transfer in 1969 to Foremost Dairy, San Diego, CA.
She was a member of the Melody Lane Lutheran Church in El Cajon and formerly a member of Zionís Chapel Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Estelle was predeceased by her daughter, Harriet Steafather-Morrissey, July 21, 2001, her sister, Vuriel Robinson Browning, May 31, 1992 and an infant brother, Henry Steele.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William and Rebecca Steafather of Groton, CT; granddaughters, Sheryl and Amy Steafather of Groton, CT; great-granddaughters, Emily and Maggie Hedrick of Groton, CT a son-in-law, Roy Morrissey of Springfield, NJ and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St. in Dushore, with the Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen, pastor of Zion Chapel, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.
Rachel Wells Meyers
Dec. 9, 2001
Mrs. Rachel Wells Meyers, age 86, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
Rachel was born in Wyalusing on April 8, 1915, daughter of the late Francis and Emma Ruff Wells. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1931. She received her BS in Education from the Wilson College in Chambersburg in 1935. She taught junior high in Towanda from 1936 to 1941. Rachel then moved to Great Neck, LI where she began teaching at the Great Neck Middle School in 1941. While teaching at Great Neck, Rachel received her MS from Columbia University in New York City. In 1970, she retired from Great Neck after 29 years of service and moved back to Wyalusing.
Rachel was married to Milton Meyers of Flushing, NY in 1952 and he predeceased her in 1968.
Rachel was a resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home for the past two years.
She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.
Surviving is one sister, Marion Wells of Sayre.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
Friends called on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 or to the American Heart Association, NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Sherle L. "Smitty" Smith
Dec. 10, 2001
Sherle L. "Smitty" Smith, 61, of 833 Iron Ridge Rd., Spring Grove, PA, died 11:05 p.m., Monday evening, Dec. 10, 2001 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Phyllis L. Grover Smith, to whom he was married 35 years on Oct. 15.
Born in Amaranth, PA on March 30, 1940, he was the son of the late Preston Doyle and Hazel Agnes (Himes) Smith.
He had been employed as a carpenter.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Kandi L. Kress of New Oxford; a son, Shawn L. Smith, at home; a grandson, Cody; three sisters, Darlene Bradley of Greencastle, Betty Bricker, Millie Unger, both of Mercersburg and a brother, Kenneth Smith of Little Rock, AR.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Gay Pine.
His funeral services will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Rev. Kenneth S. Heasley, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ will officiate.
Clymer Stark (Bear) Ross
Dec. 11, 2001.
Mr. Clymer Stark (Bear) Ross, age 68, of PO Box 192, Meshoppen, PA, passed away suddenly at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2001.
Born in Scranton, on June 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Harold and Marilla Brown Ross. Mr. Ross was the husband of the former Kay Louise Arey, with whom he celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on Nov. 28. He was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1951. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a sergeant during the German Occupation, where he was stationed in Germany.
After being discharged from the service, he was employed by Ingersoll Rand in Buffalo, NY. He was also employed as a yard foreman for Whipple Brothers Lumber Yard in Laceyville. He later retired in the early 1980ís from Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany, where he was a warehouse technician for 15 years. After retirement, he and his wife owned and operated the Bearís Den in Meshoppen for the past 21 years.
He was a member of the Montrose American Legion Post #154 of Elk Lake. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Louise Ross of Meshoppen; stepdaughter, Sharon Sickler of Tunkhannock; a stepson, Larry Whitney of Meshoppen; step-grandson, Jeremy Whitney of Tunkhannock and a brother, Keith Ross of Montrose. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Ross, Harold Ross and Orrin Ross and three sisters, Frances Barrett, Mary Lou Jayne and Lois Ross.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with the Rev. Dave Hinkley of the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association.
C. Avery Smith
Dec. 11, 2001
C. Avery Smith, age 73, of Camptown, PA, passed away at Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 after a long period of declining health.
He was born July 6, 1928 in Merryall, Wyalusing Township, the son of the late Raymond A. and Helen Stone Smith.
Avery was a graduate of Camptown High School, Class of 1946. He served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and two years in the U.S. Reserves.
He was an insurance agent for State Auto and Ohio Casualty Insurance for a number of years. He also owned and operated C.A. Smith TV-Appliance. In late years, he worked for both Dean Bennett and Keith Bluhm as an electronic technician.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Dorothy Warburton; his daughter and her husband, Raymonda and Douglas Barnhart of Apalachin, NY; two sons, Avery D. Smith of Endicott, NY and Dana W. Smith, also of Endicott, NY; three grandsons, whom he loved dearly, Aaron and Bryant Barnhart of Apalachin, NY and Codi Smith of Johnson City, NY; a sister, Genevieve Cronk of Washington, DC and three cousins, Mrs. Jack (Betsy) Reynolds of Fairdale, Edward Stone of Smithville Flats, NY and Claudia Sommerlund of Cedar Falls, IO.
It was Averyís request that there be no viewing or funeral. A graveside service will be held for the family at their convenience.
Memorials may be directed to the Camptown Methodist Church or to the charity of oneís choice.
Judith (Jackson) Walker
Dec. 14, 2001
Judith (Jackson) Walker of 136 N. Calle Tortuga, Benson, AZ (formerly of Green Valley, AZ), died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Benson Hospitalís Hospice Room after a long and courageous battle with diabetes, kidney and heart diseases.
Born Oct. 13, 1941 in Birchardville, Susquehanna County, PA, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Alice (Blaisure) Jackson.
On Aug. 7, 1960, she married Kenneth B. Walker, Sr., in Endicott, NY, who survives her.
Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Debby E. and A. Cain Bowman, Benson, AZ, Kerry A. and Thomas M. Early, Dragoon, AZ, Jodi L. Clary, Dragoon, AZ, Chuck Clary, Mescal, AZ; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth B., Jr. and Asa Walker, Tucson, AZ, James G. and Daisy L. Walker, Rush, Timothy J. and Windy Walker, Pascagoula, MS; sisters and a brother-in-law, Marjorie Eberly, Candor, NY, Mary and Ron May, Pageland, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Fred E. and Kathy Jackson, Tunkhannock; father-in-law, Kenneth C. Walker, Sahuarita, AZ; grandchildren, Judy E. Bowman, Christine M. and Rebecca J. Early, Christopher, Bradley, Steven, Kenneth and Charles Clary, Alexis K. Walker, Erin L. Walker, Dee Dee Walker, David and Trae McDevitt; several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were brothers, Robert, George, Jerry, Buddy and Ronald Jackson; daughters, Terry, Sherry and Sarah Walker and a granddaughter, Kendra D. Walker-Bowman.
A memorial service will be held at the Assembly of God Green Valley, 1100 W. Calle Privada, Sahuarita, AZ on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Stowell (Green Valley) and Rev. Michael D. Gordon (Benson First Assembly of God), officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial donation be made to the Benson Hospital Hospice Fund or to the charity of oneís choice.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Dr. James F. Smith, Sr.,
Dec. 17, 2001
Dr. James F. Smith, Sr., 84, 1550 Irene St., Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at his home.
Born on Feb. 10, 1917 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard and Catherine Tobin Smith.
An educator and psychologist for the Easton School District for 31 years, he was also a chiropractor practicing out of offices in Easton, Towanda and Wyalusing and Phillipsburg, NJ. He was a graduate of Palmer School of Chiropractic and Northampton Community College and Muhlenberg College.
He was a member of St. Anneís Catholic Church of Bethlehem and a member of the American Chiropractic Association and enjoyed reading and cooking.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor A. Fiedler Smith, to whom he was married for 61 years; a son, James Smith, II, Wyalusing; a daughter, Judith Smith, Allentown; a brother, Arthur, Easton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dr. George (former mayor of Easton), Sylvester and Herbert; sisters, Helen and Gertrude.
There will be no calling hours.
Private funeral services will be held at the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton Sts., Easton.
Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Palmer Twp., PA.
Memorials may be made to St. Anneís Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA.
Beatrice M. Vlasca
Dec. 18, 2001
Beatrice M. Vlasca of Tunkhannock, PA died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was the widow of Victor M. Vlasca, who died in 1969.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1915 in Montrose, daughter of the late Orville and Elsie Cole Arnold.
She graduated from Rider College and became a legal secretary in New York City where she met Victor. Eventually they moved to South Auburn where they operated Harmony Hill Farms. After Victorís death, she moved to Tunkhannock and became active in community theater and the Tunkhannock Library. For many years, she traveled frequently around the world and wintered in Florida.
She became a painter and many friends and family members own some of her lovely paintings.
Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Gladi Porsche and her husband, Al of Durham, NH; two grandchildren, Hilary Ingrid and Michael Porsche; sisters, Louise LaRue of East Rush and Dorothy Purdy of Laceyville; brothers, George Arnold of Florida and Ralph Arnold of Montrose. Bea also had many friends who will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 1969 and a brother, William Arnold, in 1960.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, Dec. 20 from Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Richards, pastor of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Birchardville Cemetery.