Susan T. Arnold
Jan. 28, 2002
Susan T. Arnold, age 63, of Rome, PA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
Born on June 18, 1938 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late John and Susan Bartoli Kacsmar.
On Dec. 5, 1967, Susan married Edward Arnold in Friedensville.
She has been a resident of this area since 1982, moving from Center Valley. She was a member of the Colesville Catholic Church.
Mrs. Arnold was employed as a clerical worker for the Social Security Administration in Towanda.
She enjoyed time spent gardening, enjoyed flowers, loved animals and time spent crocheting and knitting.
She left surviving, her husband, Edward Arnold, at home; children, George Kugler of Center Valley, Robert Kugler of Hamburg, Mitchell Kugler of Bethlehem, Debra Fisher of Center Valley, Edward Arnold of Standing Stone, Larry Arnold of Mercur Hill; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John (Jack) Kugler and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 31) at 10 a.m. in SS Peterís and Paulís Catholic Church in Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.
Interment will follow in SS Peterís and Paulís Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30 at McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Patricia M. (Patty) Adams
Jan. 26, 2002
Ms. Patricia M. (Patty) Adams, age 36, of PO Box 135, Laceyville, PA (Jenningsville), passed away on Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2002 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, in which she was a passenger. The accident happened in Windham Township, Wyoming County.
Born in Sayre on April 6, 1965, she was the daughter of Thomas K. Douglas and Genevieve L. Dieffenbach.
Patty attended the Elk Lake High School. For the past 10 years, she was a cashier at Bluhmís Shopping Center in Laceyville.
In her spare time, Patty enjoyed being around her family and many friends. She enjoyed needlepoint and many types of crafts and also enjoyed working on her computer.
She is survived by her husband, William L. Adams of Laceyville; her mother, Genevieve Dieffenbach Grimes of Bailey, NC; father and stepmother, Thomas and Connie Douglas of Stevensville; two sons, William L. Adams, Jr., age 15, Laceyville and Calvin L. Adams, age seven of Jenningsville; a daughter, Nicole M. Goodenow, age 17 of Jenningsville; a granddaughter, Destiny Summer Goodenow of Jenningsville; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Dieffenbach of Towanda; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Pat Vanderpool of Wysox; five sisters, Genny Proof and fiance, Gary Bennett of Rushville, Connie Dietz of Meshoppen, Virginia and husband, Oscar Fassett of Laceyville, Darlene and husband, Tony Grimes of Dudley, NC and Lisa Douglas of Stevensville; a stepsister, Bridgette Brown of Little Meadows; two stepbrothers, Daniel Button of Wyalusing and Christopher Button of Little Meadows; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Ann Blair of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville. The family received friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the service.
Mary T. Keir
Jan. 24, 2002
Mary T. Keir, 85, of Wysox Township, PA, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 19, 1916 in Towanda Township, a daughter of the late Marshall and Maude Welles Hitchcock.
Mary was a graduate of Towanda High School and was formerly employed by the cafeteria at Troy High School for over 13 years.
Mary attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Marilyn Welles of Salt Lake City, UT; son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Lorraine Teeter of Apple Valley, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Charles Ackley of Towanda RR6; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Montgomery of Bradford County Manor, West Burlington; a special nephew and his wife, Danny and Lynelle Montgomery of Rummerfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Milo Teeter, Sr. in 1953 and Lynn Keir in 1976; a son, Milo Teeter, Jr. in 1966; grandson, Daniel Teeter in 1999 and brother, Welles Hitchcock.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda, officiating.
Interment followed in the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Keirís memory.
Lois Kunkle Rounsville
Jan. 22, 2002
Lois Kunkle Rounsville, 74, of 3232 Pricetown Rd., Alsace Township, PA, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 at her residence.
Born in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of Gertrude Arey Kunkle of Wyalusing and the late Robert M. Kunkle. She was married to Thomas Rounsville, who predeceased her.
A graduate of Wyalusing High School and Mansfield University, she was a schoolteacher for the Oley Valley Elementary School for 35 years.
She belonged to Salem Shalterís Lutheran Church, Alsace Twp., and was very active in the church, serving as the organist, in the choir, church council and many other activities.
She belonged to the Retired Teacherí Association of Boyertown and Oley.
Survivors include her mother, Gertrude Kunkle of Wyalusing; two sons, Thomas F. Rounsville, Sr. of Birdsboro and Timothy L. Rounsville of Reading; a sister, Rita Oliver of Wyalusing; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from Salem Shalterís Lutheran Church, 2032 Mt. Laurel Rd., Alsace Twp., with the Rev. Lesley J. Hand, pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating.
Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Shelterís Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2032 Mt. Laurel Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522.
Jan. 23, 2002
Charles LaRue, 96, of Montrose, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. He was born in Rush Township to the late George and Lillian (Barnes) LaRue. Besides his parents, Charlesís son, Harold (Tom) LaRue predeceased him in 1999.
Mr. LaRue was a manager for the Farm and Game Commission for over 20 years. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a loving grandfather who thought the world of his grandchildren.
His wife of nearly 75 years, Kathleen (Pierson) LaRue, Montrose; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence (Bill) and Anne LaRue, East Rush, Eldon and Catherine LaRue, Springville, Lyndon and Roben LaRue, East Rush; daughter-in-law, Sandra LaRue, Montrose; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews survive.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Russell of the East Rush United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the East Rush Cemetery, Rush Township, PA. Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Donations can be made to the East Rush Cemetery Association, Rush, PA.
Margaret Emma "Peggy" Goble Madigan
Jan. 20, 2002
Margaret Emma "Peggy" Goble Madigan, 69, of Luthers Mills, PA, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
She was born May 20, 1932 in Suffern, NY, to William Trinks and Josephine Anderson and was the adopted daughter of Guy and Emma Goble of Elmira, NY.
Peggy was a 1949 graduate of Southside High School, Elmira. On Sept. 28, 1952, she married Roger Allen Madigan of Luthers Mills.
Her interests included politics and people.
Peggy was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and Bible study group.
She was a board member of Northern Tier Counseling and also a member of the Wednesday Club of Towanda.
Peggy had worked as a medical secretary, company secretary and as a special reading aide in her local school district. She held a volunteer literacy-tutor certificate, and was active in the Friends of the Library, as well as other organizations. Peggy worked as a director of her local chapter of the American Cancer Society and held other leadership positions within that organization.
Peggy had a long and distinguished career of service to the Republican party at the local state, and national levels. In 1988, she was installed as president of the Pennsylvania Council of the Republican Women, after her election at the State Councilís 66th annual convention in Harrisburg. Prior to assuming leadership of that organization, Peggy had served as director of the council, having been elected to that position in 1977. She had served as PCRW first vice-president, recording secretary, editor of the state PCRW newsletter and state chairman of several regional conferences. As PCRW president, Mrs. Madigan served as councilís official representative, traveling throughout Pennsylvania to promote PCRW and leading the 150 affiliated local councils. Under her guidance, the PCRW resumed its formal affiliation with the National Federation of Republican Women, fulfilling one of her chief goals for the organization.
In 1998, Peggy was chosen Woman of the Year by PCRW. Mrs. Madigan served as a member of the by-laws committee for the National Federation of Republican Women. She had previously served as vice-chairman of the program committee; chief sergeant-at-arms and vice-chairman of the protocol committee. As past president of the PCRW, Mrs. Madigan served on its board of directors as a president emeritus and as co-chairman of the National Federationís Membership and Activities Committee.
On the state and local levels, Mrs. Madigan has held a post as a Bradford County committeewoman for 22 years. She had been a member of the Republican State Committee, representing Bradford County for eight years. Mrs. Madigan was a past president and director emeritus of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women.
She had actively campaigned on behalf of her husband, State Senator Roger Madigan, R-Luthers Mills, who served four terms as a state representative before winning election to the Senate in 1985.
In addition, Mrs. Madigan was active in national politics. She served as a Northeast regional coordinator for the Women for Reagan campaign and the George Bush campaign.
She had worked on numerous campaigns on the county, state and national level for over 20 years.
Peggy was a state volunteer coordinator and ran a campaign office for Pennsylvaniaís attorney general.
In 1988, she represented the 10th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans and served on the Rules Committee from Pennsylvania.
She also served as co-chairman of the Bradford County for Don Sherwood congressional campaign.
She enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid gardener who loved flowers. Peggy was also a race car fan.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, state Sen. Roger A. Madigan of Luthers Mills; children, Vicki Lynne of Carlisle, Annette Madigan Carr of Annapolis, MD, Nicholas J. Madigan of Towanda and Steven Gary Madigan of Emmaus; one grandchild, a little angel, Matthew Roger, son of Steven and Carrie May Madigan.
Friends called at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 W. Main St., Troy from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The funeral services will be held (today), Thursday, Jan. 24 at the church, with the Rev. Thomas Blackall and the Rev. William Lusk, officiating.
Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
Memorial contributions in Peggyís name may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, RR3, Towanda, PA 18848, the Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104 or to a charity of oneís choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.
Mrs.Reva. P. Culver
Jan. 22, 2002
Mrs.Reva. P. Culver, age 84, formerly of RR3, Laceyville, PA (Edinger Hill), passed away at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2002. Mrs. Culver was a former resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing for five years.
Born in Herrickville on June 13, 1917, she was a twin daughter of the late John and Lena White Pickering. She was the wife of the late John C. Culver, who passed away on Nov. 8, 1996. Mrs. Culver was married to Mr. Culver on May 16, 1942 and they were married for 54 years.
She was a graduate of the Camptown High School, Class of 1935, after which she attended business school in Binghamton, NY. She was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and daughters. Together, the Culvers owned and operated Revluc Farms on Edinger Hill, during their 54 years of marriage.
Mrs. Culver was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville. She was a member of the Ladies Sunday School, Ladies Fellowship Group and also a Bible School teacher for many years. She was a 50-year member of the Meshoppen Chapter #70 Order of the Eastern Star, past member of the Spring Hill Grange, Edinger Hill Ladies Aide and Edinger Hill Good Neighbor Club. She was a 4-H club leader for many years, as well as being involved in other Bradford County Extension programs. She was honored as the Outstanding Extension Woman of the Year in 1986. Reva was also a member of the Bradford County Holstein Club. She, along with her family, showed dairy cattle for many years at various county, district and state shows. Mrs. Culver was a loyal fan of the Wyalusing Valley High School sports and musical programs. She was honored for 50 years of continuous voting in Bradford County and was a life member of the Pedicraft Club through the Guthrie Clinic.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Vera Allis of Wyalusing, Doris and Bill Sharer of Laceyville, Janice and Tom Stephens of Allentown and Joan and David Starner of Orange, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Grace Pickering of Wyalusing; six grandchildren, Deborah Allis, Diane (Greg) Wood, Steve (Heather) Sharer, Brian Sharer, Benjamin Stephens and Joshua Starner; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Sharer, Richard Sharer and Samantha Wood; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bret Sharer in 1988; a son-in-law, Robert Allis in 1988 and her twin sister, Retha Meteer in 2000.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, with Rev. Vic Millard and Rev. Richard Camp, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Friday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Meshoppen Chapter #70 Eastern Star will be conducting services on Friday evening at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 730 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA; the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre or to the charity of oneís choice.
Abbey Anne Pratt
Abbey Anne Pratt of Montrose, PA, infant daughter of Lindsey Holbrook and Lucas Allen Pratt, passed away.
Surviving are maternal grandparents, Duane Charles and Janet Lee Holbrook of Montrose; paternal grandparents, Arthur Pratt, Sr. and his friend, Lillian Long of Hop Bottom; maternal great-grandmother, Roberta Pytlik of Las Vegas, NV; aunts, Jaimie, Lorianne, Lizabeth Holbrook and Penny Pratt; uncle, Dan Pratt; great uncles, aunts and cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Sally Ann Pratt.
The family will receive friends at the home of Duane and Janet Holbrook on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose.
Mary Frances June
Jan. 15, 2002
Mary Frances June, age 87, of Mehoopany RR1, PA, passed away at Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2002. She had been a guest there for four years. She was married to Wilson June, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1980.
Born in Lovelton on Oct. 31, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Hope Collins.
She was a member of St. Anthonyís Church in Stowell.
Surviving are four daughters, Marilyn Chamberlin, Lakeland, FL, Shirley Honeywell, Denver, CO, Elizabeth June, White Haven and Linda Traver, Beaumont; three sons, Elwood, Glen Burnie, MD, Gary, Tunkhannock and Timothy of Towanda; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthonyís Church on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. with Father Kenneth Seegar presiding.
Interment was in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.
Friends and family called at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock on Friday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthonyís Church, RR2, Laceyville, PA 18623.
Donald B. Brown
Jan. 17, 2002
Donald B. Brown, 80, of French Asylum, Towanda RR2, PA, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1921 in Scottsville, PA, he was a son of the late William and Netta Trowbridge Brown. Donald was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1940. He was employed by the Kintner Milling Company in Mehoopany for 30 years and was a lifelong farmer, both in Scottsville and French Asylum.
On July 8, 1942 Donald married the former Beverly Janet Jagger in Retta.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and horseback riding. In earlier years, he played baseball, coached little league and was a member of various bowling leagues.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Association.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Huffman of Wyalusing; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Lisa Brown of French Asylum; grandchildren, Judy and Matthew Cruver, Jill and Ted Hoffmann, Donnie and Keith Brown; great-grandchildren, Mark and Luke Cruver, Kerrigan and Caitlyn Hoffmann; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Beverly Janet Jagger Brown on March 20, 1996; an infant daughter, Shirley Brown and his sister, Midge Pierson in December of 2001.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor A. Michele Somerville of the French Asylum United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment followed in the French Asylum Cemetery, Asylum Township.
The family received friends on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854 in Donald B. Brownís memory.