SEARCH THE GROWING GENEALOGY DATA LIBRARY:
April 24, 2003
Cheryl Ann Crayton, age 50, of RR3, Box 3374B, Nicholson, PA, passed away at the Hospice Preferred Choice of the Mid-Valley Hospital in Peckville on Thursday evening, April 24, 2003.
Born in Newton, NJ, on Nov. 25, 1952, she was the daughter of Glenn and Betty Carter Squier of Retta.
Cheryl was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, Class of 1970. After high school, she served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict in the early 1970’s, serving stateside.
For many years she was employed by Penske Truck Rentals in Scranton as a service, sales and rental representative.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoyed reading and gardening.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three sons, Matthew Timm and Daniel Timm, both of Tunkhannock, and Jason Crayton of Lancaster; a brother and his wife, Robin and Lisa Smith of Factoryville; two sisters, Mrs. Norm (Chris) Salsman and Ms. Susan Sane, both of Laceyville; three granddaughters, two nephews and one niece.
Funeral and committal services were held on Tuesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment was in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Cheryl’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 4, Montrose, PA 18801.
April 16, 2003
Paul J. Zielinski, Jr., age 77, of Dushore, PA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was a retired steel worker from the Philadelphia area.
He was born in Philadelphia on April 25, 1925, one of nine children of Paul Zielinski, Sr. and Adelaide Armstrong Zielinski.
He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and saw action in the Pacific Theatre and Guam.
Mr. Zielinski worked for Nice Ball Bearing Company in Philadelphia for over 35 years, before retiring to his mountain home in Dushore, with his wife, Veronica, who preceded him in death in 1995.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred. His other memberships included the Mildred American Legion Post #452; 40/8 Voiture #549; VFW Post #3428, Muncy and he was a charter member and former director of the White Ash Land Association.
He is survived by his son, Paul, III and daughter-in-law, Carol and two grandchildren, Scott and Robin; sisters and brothers, Betty Toomes of Warminster, Constance Burns of Turnersville, NJ, Charles Zielinski of Bristol, Joan Lynch of Philadelphia, Joseph Zielinski of Pine Grove and George Zielinski of Quakertown.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Zielinski and a sister, Adelaide Soder.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred, with the Rev. Michael Harris, his pastor, as celebrant.
Interment followed in the adjoining parish cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by the members of Mildred American Legion Post #452.
Friends and family called on Tuesday morning at the McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in his name to the American Diabetes Association. Memorial contributions can be made on-line at www.diabetes.org or by mail.
April 21, 2003
Robert Walter Saxe, age 78, 240 Leisure Lane, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Wilmot Township, Bradford County, PA and Bath, NY passed away on Monday, April 21, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.
Bob was born on the family farm in Wilmot Township on Aug. 23, 1924, a son of the late Thaddeus D. and Agnes McGuire Saxe. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the Class of 1943. Bob worked for the Corning Glass Manufacturing Company of Corning as a Lathe Operator at the Big Flats Plant, retiring in 1984 after 35 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Mary Sutryk of Savona, NY on Jan. 17, 1953. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January. Bob lived in Bath, NY for 40 years.
During their retirement years, he and Mary completely restored the family farmhouse in Wilmot Township. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.
He was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore and was also a life member of the B.P.O.E. Elks in Bath, NY and a member of the Bath American Legion Post.
Surviving are his spouse: Mary; sons and daughters-in-law, James T. and Sharon Saxe, Horseheads, NY Peter M. and Adele Saxe, Deltona, FL; a daughter, Barbara A. Waskuvich, Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren, Robert Wassel, Michael Saxe, Amber Saxe, Jamie Saxe and Teresa Waskuvich; six great-grandchildren, Robby Wassel, Connor Wassel, Alexandra Saxe, Kristofer Saxe, Michael Saxe and Benjamin Saxe.
Bob was predeceased by sisters, Helen Saxe on Aug. 1, 1929; Charlotte M. Saxe on June 17, 1976; Florence M. Saxe on Nov. 30, 1980; brothers, Leonard Saxe on April 24, 1958; Paul E. Saxe on Feb. 14, 1970 and Lewis B. Saxe on April 4, 1987.
Funeral services will be held from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 24 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or St. Basil’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.
The family cordially invites everyone attending to join with them at a luncheon in Bob’s memory at St. Basil’s Hall immediately following the Mass and burial.
April 22, 2003
Barbara K. Moore, age 88, of RR2, Terry Township, Wyalusing, PA, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Tuesday morning, April 22, 2003.
She was born on April 27, 1914 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Mosier Holtz.
Prior to her retirement in 1977, she was employed by Sears in the accounting department, giving 30 years of service.
She had been a resident of the Wyalusing area for 12 years, moving from Montgomery County.
She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ardsley.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Joule of Lancaster, Catherine and Robert Gramlich of Wyalusing; a sister, Catherine Wicen of Furlong; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Kessler and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.
Friends and family are invited to call on Friday afternoon, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Hospital, Private Care Services, One Hospital Drive,
Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Moore’s memory.
April 20, 2003
Virginia Claire McLaughlin, 83, of Hazleton, PA, died on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003 in her home.
Born in Milnesville on Nov. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ida Sherman McNertney and resided in Hazleton most of her life.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who valued family life and her Catholic faith.
In addition, the following brothers and sisters have preceded her in death: Eugene McNertney, Mrs. James (Mary) O’Donnell, Mrs. Stephen (Elizabeth) Curry, Mrs. John B. (Ruth) Smith, William McNertney, Mrs. John (Doris) Boronski and Thomas McNertney.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Frank Gennaro, Hazleton; her sons, John E. McLaughlin, Oklahoma City, OK, Very Reverend Patrick J. McLaughlin, V.F., Pastor of Holy Trinity German and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Churches, Hazleton; Mark P. McLaughlin, Albuquerque, NM and Timothy S. McLaughlin, Allentown; 10 grandchildren, Joseph P. Bissol, Patrick J. Gennaro, Alison Gennaro, Megan Brissol Howey, Courtney Gennaro, Phillip J. Bissol and Annie Bissol of Hazleon, John, Scott and Elizabeth McLaughlin of Oklahoma; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Gertrude) Buff of Weatherly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (today), April 24 at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity German Church, North Laurael and Oak St., Hazleton. Her son, Very Reverend Patrick J. McLaughlin, V.F., will be the presider. Burial will be in St. Gabriel Cemetery.
Friends called on Wednesday, April 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmelite Sisters, Holy Annunciation Monastery, 403 W. Country Rd., Sugarloaf, PA
The Joseph B. Conahan Funeral Home, 532 N. Vine St., Hazleton, will conduct the funeral.
Richard Hayes, Jr.
April 17, 2003
Richard Hayes, Jr., of Dotham, AL, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at his home.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1978 to Richard Hayes and Cherie Hall.
Survivors include a brother, David, at home; an aunt, Nikki and Thomas Richards of Port Crane, NY; uncle, Shawn and Stacey Owen of Monroeton; several great aunts, uncles and cousins from this area.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Shirley Owen and great-grandmother, Nellie Owen of Spring Hill.
Funeral services were held in Dotham, AL on Monday, April 21.
April 22, 2003
Edward Y. Anderson, 75, of Mehoopany RR1, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Born in Tunkhannock on June 1, 1927, he was the son of the late Miles and Beulah Mae VanderMark Anderson. He and his wife, the former Marion Burgess, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2002.
Mr. Anderson was employed as a freight agent in Tunkhannock and Mehoopany on the Lehigh Valley Railroad and ConRail.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a born-again Christian.
A graduate of Tunkhannock High School, he was a member and former fire chief of the FWM Fire Company, Mehoopany; member of the FWM Ambulance and Fire Police, FWM Baseball and Athletic Association, of which he was treasurer for over 30 years. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had several artistic hobbies.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; one daughter, Sheila Faux of Mehoopany; four sons, Ed, Jr. and Terry of Mehoopany, Brad of Dallas and Kevin of Hughesville; seven brothers, Miles, Jr., John, Roy, Ralph and Lyle of Tunkhannock, Raymond of Meshoppen and Nelson of Easton; four sisters, Lois Button of Dallas, Shirley Weaver of Huson, MT, Thelma Dailey of Scranton and Beulah Barron of Washington, NJ; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna Mae and Emma Vivian Anderson, Ruth Hartman and Naomi Wilsey and one brother, Robert D. Anderson, Sr.
Funeral services will be held at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Myers of the Biblical Baptist Church in Meshoppen presiding. Interment will be in the Vaughan Hill Cemetery, Meshoppen.
Friends may call on Friday, April 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the FWM Fire and Ambulance Association in Mehoopany.
July 21, 2003
Harleyanne Clark Gailit, age 22, of Wyalusing, PA died on Monday, July 21, 2003 as a result of an automobile accident.
Harleyanne was born Feb. 24, 1981, daughter of Terry Clark of Wyalusing and the late Phyllis Gailit. She attended the Wyalusing Valley High School and had previously worked at Taylor Packing and several of the local mini-markets.
She enjoyed creating art and also tattooing.
Surviving in addition to her father are a sister, Sarabeth Clark Gailit, Wyalusing; step-brother, Christopher M. Clark, Corning, NY; special friend, Karl Hess, Philadelphia; her grandmother, Jean Gailit, Syracuse, NY; an uncle and his spouse, Randy and Diane Gailit, Williamsport; aunts and their spouses, Shirley and Chris Palanco, Bethel, CT, Terese and Mark Krmenec, Endicott, NY.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 27 at noon at the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534, Wyalusing. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA.
July 21, 2003
James E. Tunnicliff, age 46, of Wyalusing RR1, PA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2003, in Carbon County, PA, unexpectedly.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1956 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late James and Betty Hicks Tunnicliff.
James was born and raised in the Wyalusing area.
He served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1995, retiring as a Sgt. First Class.
On June 23, 1987, James married his wife, Cathy, in Colorado Springs, CO.
He was presently employed by the Milnes Engineering Company.
His memberships included lifetime membership to the NCOA Non-Commissioned Officers Association; lifetime member of the American Legion and was a current member of the American Legion Post No. 534 of Wyalusing, PA, and of Post No. 42, of Germany.
He enjoyed time spent fishing, golfing, dancing and NASCAR racing and especially enjoyed time spent sitting outside at night.
He leaves surviving, his wife: Cathy Tunnicliff, of Oklahoma; nine brothers and sisters: Wayne Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Dawn and Dean McGee, of Mystic, CT; Sevelon and Kay Tunnicliff, of Wyalusing, PA, Rick and Ava Tunnicliff, of Wyalusing, PA, Dallas and Tammy Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Debbie and Mike Zaney, of Philadelphia, PA, Ivan and Tammy Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Leon and Dawn Tunnicliff, of Bradford, RI; Betty Carr and Jerry Teel, of Wyalusing; a special great aunt and uncle: Marilyn and Norm Hoffman, of Wyalusing and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Spring Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army personnel and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening, July 24, 2003, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, from 7– 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 South Russell Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Tunnicliff’s memory.
Thomas Pritz, Sr.
July 20, 2003
Thomas John Pritz Sr., age 73, of Muncy Valley, PA passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at his home.
Tom was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 26, 1930, a son of the late Peter George and Anna Bliss Pritz. He graduated from North Catholic High School and entered the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany and also in Japan. He married the former Patricia McMahon of Philadelphia on Oct. 1, 1955. Tom worked and later succeeded to ownership of his father’s company, Trico Metal Products, Inc. of Willow Grove. A summer resident of Muncy Valley since 1948, he retired there in 1995.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Laporte, a life member of White Chantz American Legion Post in Philadelphia and a member of the R Farm Hunting Club of Muncy Valley and the Muncy Valley Senior Center. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and watching birds from his deck at home.
Surviving are his spouse, Patricia, at home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. Pritz, Jr., Roslyn and William and Kathleen Pritz; two daughters and son-in-law, Catherine Pritz Geist, Mildred, Terry and Donald Markee, Muncy Valley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter J. and Peg Pritz, Jenkintown, F. Robert and Carol Pritz, Perkasie; three sisters, Rita Leary, Upper Dublin, Annamarie Summerall, Glenside and Mary Ramsey, Lansdale; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was predeceased by brothers, James J. Pritz of Philadelphia in 1997 and Joseph Pritz of Muncy Valley in 1986.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26 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, Dushore, with the Rev. David R. Betts, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont.
Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, on Friday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Sonestown Post #610, American Legion.
Memorials are directed to the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.
July 21, 2003
Raymond Paul McGavin, 54, of Tunkhannock, PA, passed away on Monday morning, July 21, 2003 at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was awaiting a liver transplant.
Born on June 3, 1949 in Meshoppen, he was the son of the late Arthur and Harriet LaFrance McGavin.
He and his wife, the former Jean Johnston celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on June 13, 2003.
He worked for Procter & Gamble for 20 years and from 1990 to 2000, he owned and operated Millionaire Subs and Reel to Reel Video in Tunkhannock.
Raymond was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Tunkhannock.
A graduate with the Class of 1967 of Elk Lake High School, he was an active member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, the Blooming Grove Historical Society and a volunteer at the Endless Mountains Christian Academy. He loved to work and enjoyed going to the shore and visiting lighthouses.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, at home; two sons, Christopher and Richard, at home; a brother, Clayton of Cogan Station, Lycoming County; his mother-in-law, Betty Johnston, Cogan Station; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 135 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Seidel Shiffer, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Blooming Grove Cemetery.
Friends and family may call at the church after the service from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blooming Grove Historical Society, c/o Re. Larry Waltz, 138 Waltz Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Rt. 6W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Arrangements were entrusted to Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
July 17, 2003
Attilio “Leo” Marcucci, 104, formerly of William St., Towanda, and Porter Road, RR3, PA, passed away on Thursday morning, July 17, 2003 at the Lehigh Center in Macungie.
He was born Feb. 17, 1899 in the town of Arcevia, Ancona Province, Italy, by the Adriatic Sea, the fourth child of eight of the late Augustino and Agnese Contardi Marcucci. At that time in Italy, there were no public schools after grade three so his formal education ended at the end of the third year. Because of surgery and a disability, his father was not able to work for several years, so “Leo” began his productive years at the age of six. His first job was as a shepherd, with a large flock of sheep and soon after, he tended a flock of 48 turkeys. From his early age, he held a variety of jobs. At the age of 10, he built a stonewall and at 12, worked with his mother making bricks. In his early teens, he was a stone mason and continued this type of work all his life “in his spare time.” He built the fireplace, chimney and front steps at his former home on William Street in Towanda. One of the stone projects that he did can still be seen at the Marie Antoinette Overlook in the Wysox area. The stonewall and circular covered seatings were built by him and his cousin.
Between the ages of 17-20, Attilio fought with the Italy Army in World War I with the Allies. He was always very proud of the medals he earned. Shortly after the Armistice, he traveled to America. The crossing took 30 days from France to St. John’s, Canada, where he boarded a train and went to Scranton. He worked for seven-and-one-half years in the anthracite coal mines in that area. For six months of a mine strike, he worked in Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Electric Company.
In 1926, he married Desolina Santarelli and they raised a family of five children on a farm at Spring Hill, Bradford County. The family lived on this farm from 1928 to 1947. Attilio worked for Vandervort Mills in Laceyville and Wysox and then for GTE Sylvania (Osram) until his retirement.
He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, Sylvania Men’s Club, Lodge Roma Madre Order Sons of Italy No. 1342, Sayre. Attilio’s special interests were his family, gardening and dancing. He also made doghouses and birdhouses, 13 of which he donated to the Towanda Riverbank Project.
He is survived by three daughters, Francesca Homet of Troy, Anita Westover and her husband, Adam Westover of St. George, UT and Hope Plewak and her husband, Walter Plewak of Hendersonville, NC; a son and his wife, Togle and Joan Marcucci of Cherryville; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 68 years, Desolina; a daughter, Nancy Sommerfeldt and a grandson, Maurice Marcucci.
The family received friends on Monday, July 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment followed in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Attilio Marcucci’s memory.
July 16, 2003
Brian William Barry, age 25, of Dushore, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 as a re-sult of an automobile accident.
Brian was born in Tunkhannock, PA on June 18, 1978, a son of William John (Breezy) Barry of Mildred, PA and Rosemary (Gussy) Ricci of Dushore.
He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the Class of 1997.
Brian was employed by Craft-Master (formerly Masonite Corp.) of Towanda.
Brian was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore and an active member of the Mil-dred Fire Company, where he was a member of the search and rescue squad.
He enjoyed playing pool and golf and also riding his A.T.V. and he was a member of the Thunder-bird Dart Team.
Surviving are his mother and step-father, Rosemary and Troy L. Bowersox, Dushore; father and step-mother, William J. and Ella Barry, Mildred; maternal grandfather, Fran-cis (Butsy) Ricci, Dushore; mater-nal great-grandmother, Genevieve Hope, Lovelton; step-brother, Adam J. Bowersox, New Berlin; uncles and spouses, Patrick and Joanne Barry, Towanda; Michael and Colleen Ricci, Rome; aunts and spouses, Patricia (Dolly) and Al Milo, Clarks Summit; Mary Ann and Butch Howell, Reading; cousin, Aaron Barry and numerous other cousins, great aunts and uncles. Brian was predeceased by his grandmothers, Josephine McKernan Barry and Patricia Hope Ricci.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 19 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, Dushore, with the Rev. David R. Betts, his pastor, officiat-ing.
Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, on Friday, July 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Mildred Fire Company, PO Box 147, Mildred, PA 18614-0147.
July 12, 2003
Mr. William Paul Reynaud, Jr., age 41, of RR2, Box 92, Byrd Hill Road, Meshoppen, PA, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Meshoppen Township on Saturday afternoon, July 12, 2003.
Bill was born in Staten Island, NY on March 27, 1962, the son of William Paul Reynaud, Sr. and Anna Woolworth Manzer.
He was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and was employed as a truck mechanic for Sherwood Freightliner on Mile Hill in Tunkhannock.
Bill was a member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club and was a long-standing member of the NRA. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Woolworth Manzer of Staten Island, NY; his father and stepmother, William Paul, Sr. and Jenny Reynaud of Staten Island, NY; his wife of 11 years, the former Darlene J. Burridge of Meshoppen; a daughter, Billie Jolene Reynaud of Meshoppen; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Sandy and Randy Byrd of Nowata, OK, Jackie and Jim Siperko of Dallas and Kimberly Harvey of Tunkhannock; two stepsons and their spouses, Timothy and Barbara Arnold of Seymour, IN and Damian Harvey of Meshoppen; two sisters and brother-in-law, Nicole Reynaud of Staten Island, NY and Donna and Jeff Miller of Tunkhannock; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Reynaud.
Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Friends that wish to call on the family, may call at the family home on Byrd Hill Road, Meshoppen, throughout the next few days.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen.
July 10, 2003
Murray G. “Slim” Morrow, 92, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, following a long illness at his home in Mooresville, NC, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 4, 1910, to the late George W. and Pauline Q. Morrow in Bradford County, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth T. Morrow; three sons and daughters-in-law, George R. and Theresa, Richard W. and Cindy, Paul Q. and Nina; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra D. and Martin Guiton, Jacquelyn C. Price and Raul Camacho, Nancy E. and Michael Arnold; 28 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul G. and Genevieve.
Until he moved to North Carolina, he was a parishioner of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Brackney and a current parishioner at St. Terese Roman Catholic Church in Mooresville. During his lifetime, he was a patrolman for the Endicott Police Force, retired from IBM, Endicott, NY after 31 years of employment. He was then elected Township Supervisor of Silver Lake Township for 20 years, reluctantly retiring from the active work force at age 84.
He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, serving as Governor several terms at the Endicott Lodge. He was an active member of the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company and Silver lake Rescue Squad.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, never missing an opportunity to help anyone in need. He may be gone from us, but never forgotten. We are convinced the Angels in Heaven rejoiced at his homecoming.
The family received friends at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, July 13. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 14 at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Brackney, with Father Richard G. Ghezzi, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor his memory, may make a donation to the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company or Rescue Squad.
July 8, 2003
Gary Dean Morgan, age 54, of New Albany, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1948 in Blossburg, a son of Melvin and Joyce Leighton Morgan.
Gary moved from Shunk to the New Albany area 10 years ago.
On June 3, 1995, he married the former Susan Tollaksen. His wife, Susan is from Lancaster.
His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he enjoyed his Harley Davidson.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Prior to his employment at P&G where he was presently employed, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Watsontown Brick; he also worked for Coal Works, Inc. of Mildred and drove truck for 15 years as an owner-operator.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Morgan, at home; two children, Kelly (Nina) Morgan of North Carolina and Keri Boyd of Towanda; stepsons, Thomas (Kendra) Tollaksen of Mehoopany, Michael Donnelly, at home; a stepdaughter, Christine Donnelly, at home; brothers and sisters, Dewey Morgan of Muncy Valley, David Morgan, Ogdensburg, Karen O’Connor of Shunk, Dawn Perry of Williamsport; Jolene Morgan of Hughesville, Cindy Gustin of Troy, Sheila Minnick of Shunk; a grandson, Nicholas Morgan; step-grandchildren, Abigail and Thomas Tollaksen, Alexis Fryer, Alexander Mosier and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Church, officiating.
Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery, New Albany.
Friends and family called on Friday evening, July 11 at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m.
July 4, 2003
Alice J. Franklin, age 85, of Clawson Boulevard, Montour Falls, NY passed away on Friday, July 4, 2003 at the Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY.
Mrs. Franklin was born in Camptown, the daughter of the late William and Laura Steele of Wy-alusing.
Survivors include her daughters and spouses, Theadora Marcellino of Watkins Glen, NY, Shirley and Jack Thompson of Mechanicville, VA and Barbara and Norman Shaffer of Montour Falls, NY; a brother, Harry Steele of Wyalusing; grand-children, Scott, Jeff (Tara), Arden (Kelly), Debbie (Danny), Rocco (Barb), Gina, Colin, Becky, Sheldon, Jill, Wesley and Kerry; several great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Franklin was predeceased by her husband, Charles Franklin in 1977; sisters, Mary Franklin, Irene Sutton and a brother, Earl Steele.
She was a member of the Mon-tour Falls United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Schuyler Hospital Dietary Department after 17 years. She also was a member of the Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Schuyler County Food Pantry.
A memorial service was held for Mrs. Franklin on Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Montour Methodist Church, Montour Falls. Interment followed in Montour Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Montour Falls United Methodist Church, 124 Owego St., Mon-tour Falls, NY 14865 or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambu-lance Association, PO Box 2, Wat-kins Glen, NY 14891.
July 12, 2003
Vinette Alderson, 82, well-known resident of LeRaysville RR1, PA, passed away Saturday morning, July 12, 2003, at Memo-rial Hospital of Towanda.
Born Aug. 11, 1920, in LeRaysville, he was a son of the late J. Howard and Mabel Morgan Alderson.
Vinette attended the Shadduck School in the Middletown area and later attended the LeRaysville High School, where he graduated in 1938.
On Oct. 5, 1946, he married the former Venita Haire in Rome. Vinette worked on the family farm in LeRaysville for a few years and later became associated with his father in the Alderson Family Sawmill, assuming ownership from his father in later years. Vinette was well-known and very active in the lumber business for many years, until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of the LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM and South Mountain Hunting Club, and he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Peoples State Bank in Wyalusing for 23 years. Vinette was also active in real estate trans-actions in the area for many years. He loved the outdoors, hunting, trapping and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Venita Alderson, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Carl Russell of LeRaysville; a son and daughter-in-law, Verne and Maxine Alderson of LeRaysville; eight grandchildren, Kyle Russell and his wife, Aundi Russell, of Seattle, WA, John Alderson and his wife, Nancy Alderson, of LeRaysville, Amy Bennett and her husband, Brett Bennett, of Laceyville, Alicia Hutchinson and her husband, Chris Hutchinson, of Cadis, Lanny Russell and his fian-cée, April Repsher, of LeRaysville, Jim Alderson and his wife, Melinda Alderson, of LeRaysville, Elting Russell, who is serving in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Idaho, and Angela Brown and her husband, Shawn Brown, of Windham; 12 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Larry Alderson, and his wife, Beth Alderson, of LeRaysville.
Vinette was preceded in death by his father, J. Howard Alderson, in 1970; his mother, Mabel Morgan Alderson, in 1998; a brother, Lewis D. Alderson, in 1993; and two sis-ters-in-law, Merle Alderson, in 1959; and Lois Alderson, in 1996.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. George Jatko, pastor of the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, officiating and the Rev. Bernard Graham, co-officiating.
Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery, Rush Township.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contribu-tions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837, in Vinette Alderson’s memory.
July 9, 2003
Helen F. Lee Corson, age 86, of New Albany, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on Jan. 6, 1917 in Albany Township, a daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Zylphia M. Lee.
On Dec. 31, 1932, she became the bride of Ivan P. Corson. Her husband preceded her in death on July 20, 1972.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Dieffenbach and Ryn-veld wreath factories for over 40 yeas, the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred and operated the New Albany pool for several years.
Mrs. Corson had been a devoted lifelong member of the New Al-bany Baptist Church and served on many boards. She was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, choir member, Baptist Youth Fel-lowship leader, American Baptist Women’s president for many years and was church custodian. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and was instrumental in or-ganizing the Miss New Albany contest during the Old Home Day celebrations and was elected Mrs. New Albany in 1981.
She loved nature and time spent on trout streams fishing, doing ceramics and crafts, making pies for every occasion, including friends’ birthdays and anniversaries.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Eloise Corson of New Albany; grandson and wife, Kent and Kim Corson of New Albany; great-granddaughter, Hannah Rose Corson; two sisters-in-law, Annebelle Lee and Nelda Lee and many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ivan P. Corson, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert (April 7, 1933); brothers, Percy, Perley, Raymond, Glen, Vine, Clyde, Paul, Richard and Walter; sisters, Edith Weaver and Ethel Johnson.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. at the New Albany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Saturday, July 12 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Car-penter St., Dushore, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, July 13 at the New Albany Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Albany Baptist Church kitchen renovation fund in Helen’s memory. Send memorials to Phyllis Sturdevant, PO Box 216, New Albany, PA 18833.
July 2, 2003
Angeline Lewis Wilcox, age 91, of New Albany, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on June 27, 1912, in Towanda, a daughter of the late Lewellyn and Margaret Wilson Lewis.
Angeline had been a lifetime resident of the New Albany area.
She was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church and a member of the VFW Post No. 384 Ladies Auxiliary of New Albany.
On Nov. 10, 1967, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Lyle C. Wilcox.
Her greatest enjoyment in life was time spent with her family and she enjoyed reading.
She leaves surviving her five children and their spouses, Shirley and Bryce Jones of Laceyville, Kenneth and Carolyn Wilcox of Council Bluffs, IO, Richard Wilcox of New Albany, Sharon and Francis Zurn of New Albany, James E. Wilcox of New Albany; a brother, William Lewis; a sister-in-law, Rose Lewis; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Lyle Wilcox, Jr. and Robert H. Wilcox and by 11 brothers and sisters.
A private funeral service was held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.
Friends and family attended a graveside memorial service on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Albany United Methodist Church or the Bradford County Humane Society in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.
July 4, 2003
Russell Mick Wells, age 76, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2003 at his home in Evergreen.
He was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Homets Ferry, the son of the late Mable and Leland Wells, Sr.
Russell was a 24-year veteran of the United States Army. He fought many battles in his life, but none so valiant as his battle with bladder cancer.
On July 1, 1953, Russell married Jeannetta (Washburn) Wells in the Moxie Community Church. It was a loving and devoted marriage of 50 years.
Russell joined the Army Feb. 7, 1945. After a brief period as a civilian, he re-entered the service in 1950. He retired from the service in 1970.
During his long career, he was stationed at Camp Wheeler, GA (basic training); Pittsburgh, California, Philippine Islands, North Honschu, Japan, Fort Mead, MD; Hawaii, Fort Lewis in WA, Bremer Haven and Lingroise, Germany (where he went to quartermaster school to learn to cook and bake); Indiantown Gap, Manchester, England; Carlisle, PA; Edgewood Arsenal, MD; Wilmington, OH; Korea; Fort Hood, TX; the Mojave Desert (during the Cuban Crisis); Fort Richardson, AK (where he went to “Knucklehead” school and earned his GED at age 32, an accomplishment that brought him much pride); Fort Gordon, GA and Vietnam.
Upon his retirement, he and Jeannetta and their four children settled in the Wyalusing/New Albany area.
Russell worked with his father-in-law, Claude and brother-in-law, Duane Canfield logging. He also hauled grain. In 1973, he started working at Masonite Corporation in Wysox. He worked there until 1986 when a debilitating injury forced him into early retirement.
This gave him more time to raise his beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, livestock and his beloved pets. His “pets” ranged from cats and dogs to pot belly pigs, raccoons and squirrels.
He and Jeannetta loved to cook and bake. No one ever left their table hungry. Russell also loved to hunt and fish. While stationed in Alaska, he enjoyed hunting moose and caribou. He also enjoyed time spent with his family, fishing for salmon and digging clams.
Back in Pennsylvania, he taught each of his sons to handle a gun and a fishing pole (fishing was a sport that Jeannetta and their daughter, Valinda also enjoyed).
He loved to travel and he and Jeannetta continued to take trips as often as possible. In 1991, the couple and their granddaughter made the trek back to Alaska, across Canada, then the West Coast back across the continent to the East Coast.
Russell loved to “pick” and tell stories. He was everyone’s favorite uncle and Poppa. If you found a sick or injured animal, Poppa would nurse it back to health. If you had a fussy baby, Poppa would lull it to sleep.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeannetta (Washburn) Wells; his four children, Lyle Terry Wells and Virginia Ross of New Era; Valinda (Wells Donovan) Pointek and Siegfried Behe of Friendsville, Michael Wells of Towanda, Eugene and Sopon Wells of Evergreen; a daughter-in-law, Beverly (Chilson) Wells of Franklindale; grandchildren, Adam and Amber (Williams) Wells of Laceyville, Cheri Wells of Bloomsburg, Becky (Donovan) and David Shores of New Albany, Amy (Donovan) and Roland Aeppli of Herrickville, Ryan and Lori (Stanley) Donovan of Dushore, Candace Wells of Franklindale, Zachariah Wells of Towanda; step-granddaughter, Misty Smith and Al Johnson of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Terry and Tristen Shores of New Albany, Nathaniel Donovan of Dushore, Sierra Smith and Shelby Johnson of Towanda, Lila Bowen of New Albany; a special sister, Shirley Barrett of Towanda, Jean Lee of Massachusetts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Loueva Wells of New Era, William and Mary Wells of New Albany, Ralph and Virginia Wells of Tunkhannock; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Jane Wells of Wilmot, Virginia and Joseph Bell of South Auburn, Luila and Allison Steele of Greene, NY, Jean Canfield of Towanda; brothers-in-law, Duane Canfield and Verne Canfield, both of Moxie and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and Leland Wells, Sr.; mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law, Claude and Hazel Canfield and Robert and Louise Washburn; his sisters and their spouses, Marie Moore, Mildred Teeter, Evelyn Shedden, Beatrice Shedden; brothers, Wayne Morningstar and Elizabeth, Leland Wells, Jr.; a brother-in-law, Edward Canfield; sisters-in-law, Claudia Canfield and Elaine Canfield; a special brother-in-law, Samuel Barrett (we know that they are up there fishing and spoiling grandbabies and sons); a son, Jesse Llewellyn in 1954; grandson, Eric Russell Donovan in 1978 and great-granddaughter, Jesslyn Rose Aeppli in 2002.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 9 at 1 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, officiating.
Interment followed in New Era Cemetery.
Friends and family called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
July 2, 2003
Dorothy D. Stevens, age 83, of Laddsburg (New Albany RR1), PA, a patient at Skilled Nursing Unit, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
She was born on April 27, 1920 in Bradford County, a daughter of the late John and Laura Campbell Ford.
In 1992, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, the late Earl (Hootie) Stevens.
Mrs. Stevens spent her entire lifetime in Bradford County. She had been a resident of the Laddsburg area, moving from Luthers Mills in 1941.
She was a member of the Laddsburg Community Church.
Dorothy and Hootie were engaged in farming. She devoted herself to her family and friends her entire lifetime.
Surviving are her two sons and daughter-in-law, John E. Stevens of New Albany, Elmer Ellsworth and Audrey Stevens of New Albany; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Robert Brassington of New Albany; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucillia and Harold Trexler of Willawana, Eleanor and Robert Kisner of Ulster, Esther and Gavin Finnerty of Ulster, Jane and Alton Welch of West Burlington; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Kay Ford of Towanda; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Clinton Ford and Albert Ford and a sister, Doris Munn.
A funeral service was held on Monday, July 7 at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Samuel Jordan, her pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in the Laddsburg Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Sunday afternoon, July 6 at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m.
Pennsylvania Marriage Announcements Collection