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July 8. 2003
Albert Hawley 82, of Chemung, NY and formerly of Laceyville, PA, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY on Tuesday, July 8. 2003.
He was the son of Mary Farr and Lee Hawley.
A veteran of WWII, Albert worked for Mutual Wholesale in Binghamton, NY until retiring in 1989.
He is survived by wife, Clarice (Hoover) Hawley; sons, Philip of San Bernadino, CA, Michael of Eugene, OR and Scott of Binghamton, NY; stepchildren, Linda Kemmere of Kenton, OH, John Conklin, Jean Snell and Clarice Anderson, all of Chemung, NY; a sister, Minnie Bowman of Laceyville and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Mark; wife, Mona Hawley; brother, Daniel and sisters, Emma Passero and Pat Hawley.
Time of services will be announced at a later date.
June 28, 2003
Connie K. Zaner, age 70, of Wyalusing, PA, wife of William Zaner, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
She was born on Aug. 15, 1932 in Mills Hospital, Towanda, a daughter of the late Howard and Eleanor Marshall Karschner.
A graduate from high school in 1950, she continued her education and graduated in 1952 from the Wyoming Seminary Dean of Business School. In 1956, she retired from the office of Claverack Rural Electric, to raise her family.
On March 5, 1955, Connie married William Zaner at the United Methodist Church in Wyalusing. It was a loving and devoted marriage of 48 years.
She had been a resident of Wyalusing since 1957.
She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church; a former member of the Wyalusing Chapter No. 523, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 of Wyalusing.
Connie was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed time spent with her family. She also enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles.
She leaves surviving her husband, William Zaner, at home; her four children and their spouses, Scott and Donna Zaner, Tunkhannock, John and Mary Anne Zaner, Laceyville, Vicki L. Zaner, Wyalusing and William and Jennifer Zaner of Quakertown; her mother-in-law, Cora Barth Zaner; a sister-in-law, Mariam Hatton of Mildred; a sister, Joyce Fisk of Richboro; a sister-in-law, Mily Karschner, Honesdale; her seven grandchildren, Brittney Lynn, Noelle Renee, Megan Elise, Lindsey Nichole, Alex Richard, Samantha Marie and Amanda Marie and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Karschner and an infant sister, Joan Karschner.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 5 at 1 p.m. in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, her pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Robert Packer Hospital School Education Fund, c/o Development Office at Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in Mrs. Zaner’s memory.
June 13, 2003
Mr. John William Bell, age 62, of 5003 Shelly Court, Lakeland, FL 33805, formerly of Auburn Center, PA, passed away at the Grace Health Center in Lakeland on Friday, June 13, 2003.
Mr. Bell was born on Dec. 22, 1940 in Auburn Center, the son of Winifred McAndrew Bell of Auburn Center and the late Herbert H. Bell. Mr. Bell was the husband of the late Joyce A. Kintner Bell, who passed away on Dec. 7, 1999.
He was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1957, and later enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country for many years. He was employed as a pipefitter for the Pipe and Steamfitters Union Local #112 of Binghamton, NY, where he worked for many years in New York and Pennsylvania.
While living in Auburn Center, he was a member of the St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Auburn. He was also a member of the Local #112 Pipe and Steamfitters Union. While living in Lakeland, FL, he was a member of the Lakeland American Legion.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy D. Bell and Aron John and Diane Bell, all of Har-pursville, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and William Nasser of Auburn Center and Joyce Ann and Thomas Carr of Elmira, NY; two brothers, Christopher Bell of Georgia and Winfred Bell of Auburn Center; two sisters, Mary Ostrowsky of Tunkhannock and Florence Trowbridge of Springville; five grandchildren, Nicole Nasser and Richard Nasser of Auburn Cen-ter, Aron Bell and Kelly Bell of Harpursville, NY and Abigail Carr of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. from the St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, Auburn, with Fr. Joseph J. Manarchuck of the church, officiating. Interment was in the St. Bonaventure Ceme-tery. Military graveside services were conducted by the members of the Gardner-Warner Post #154, American Legion, Montrose. Abid-ing by the wishes of Mr. Bell, there were no calling hours.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen.
June 24, 2003
Ruth M. Ruane of Upper Powderly St., Carbondale, PA, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale.
Born in Carbondale, she was a daughter of the late John and Freida (Maumen) Washburn. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, and the Cottage Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a sister, Gertrude Myers and brother, John.
Surviving are daughters, Ann Marie Paone and Mary Lou Fox, both of Carbondale; a son, John F., Laceyville; a sister, Freida Clicco, New Jersey; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Friends called from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.
Arrangements were through the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., Carbondale.
June 26, 2003
Carlyle M. “Toad” Monahan, 79, of Arcadia, FL, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2003.
Born on Nov. 11, 1923 in Monroe Township, PA, he moved 25 years ago from Wysox to Florida. Mr. Monahan was a retired lineman for the electric company.
He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Marine Corps. He was a lifetime member of VFW Peace River Post No. 2824 and the American Legion Post #42 in Towanda.
Carlyle was a member of the Ft. Ogden United Methodist Church.
“Toad,” as he was known by his family and friends throughout his entire life, was well-known for his love of the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and picking huckleberries on the local mountains. He was an excellent marksman and loved to fish for catfish, bass and native brook trout.
Survivors include his wife, Edna L. Monahan of Arcadia, FL; a daughter, Glenda Emigh of Birmingham, AL; two sons, Elwyn Monahan of Monroeton and Kevin Monahan of Ft. Ogden, FL; a sister, Bethelda “Betty” Knapp of Ft. Ogden, FL; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 19 at the New Albany United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Albany United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Monahan.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 Hillsboro Ave., Arcadia, FL 34265.
June 30, 2003
Mr. Arno L. Moeller, age 68, of Lacey St., Laceyville, PA, passed away suddenly at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock early Monday morning, June 30, 2003. Mr. Moeller was formerly of Ridgewood, NJ and Bushkill Twp. (Nazareth, PA).
Born in Davenport, IA on Aug. 2, 1934, he was the son of the late Ferdinand August (Fred) and Leona Coopmans Moeller.
Arnie was active for 15 years in Little League Sports, being instrumental in the formation of the Nazareth “Y” basketball league, football coach for the Upper Nazareth “Clippers” and Little League baseball coach for both the American and National Leagues.
He also served two terms on the Nazareth Area School Board.
Following his retirement as Interline Sales Manager for Northwest Airlines, in Manhattan, he guided the opening of several Welcome Aboard Travel Agencies throughout the east, relocating to Nazareth and forming Trans Travel and Tours and Simba Safaris, which later was sold to Gulf and Western. He then formed Travel Marketing Systems, and for 35 years, consulted for many well-known travel accounts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware, most lately as General USA Sales Manager for Via Rail-Canada.
He was a member of many professional associations. He was a founder of the Buffalo, NY SKAL Club, past president of the Philadelphia SKAL Club and Eastern Travel Assn. (ETA) and until the time of his death, was a board member of SKAL, ETA, Travel Industry Professionals of New Jersey (TIPS) and a member of Professional Travel Managers Association, Airline Sales Managers Association and Association of Central Jersey Travel Professionals (ACT), American Society of Travel Agents of NJ, Asta-Delaware Valley and served as sponsor for the newly-formed SKAL Club of Atlantic City.
While in the Laceyville area, he was a member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut.
He served his country through the Naval Reserves, stationed in Cuba and the Caribbean. For his respect for its citizens, he and his wife recently returned the horse trough, which was located on his property in Laceyville to the borough of Wyalusing, where it once stood at its five corners. It is now the cornerstone of the Wyalusing Borough courtyard.
When not enjoying his travels, he loved all animals and enjoyed spectator sports and being with and cooking for all his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Paula Darden Moeller; two sons, Michael Moeller of Holiday, FL and Matthew (Ambie Miller) Moeller of Nazareth; a daughter, Denise (Tom) Dalicandro, Crystal Lake, IL; a special grandson, Tyler Miller of Nazareth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, Meshoppen, with the Rev. Bryan B. Wright of the church, officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
June 29, 2003
Mr. Howard Jay Hobbs, age 51, of RR2, Box 2297, Factoryville, formerly of Meshoppen, PA, passed away at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on Sunday evening, June 29, 2003 after a long illness.
Born in Meshoppen on Feb. 18, 1952, he was the son of the late Worthington and Jean Walton Hobbs.
Howard was employed as a truck driver for U.S.A. Trucking of Vanburen, AR. He also was employed as a carpenter for many years in and around the Meshoppen area.
He attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Tunkhannock. He was also a Little League coach and manager for the Meshoppen Little League for many years. He was also a past member of the RTL League board of directors and was an SAL member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mae Robbins Hobbs of Factoryville; a daughter, Deborah Jean Hobbs of West Auburn; two sons, Howard (Bub) Hobbs of Tunkhannock and Robert Hobbs of Laceyville; his brother, William (Billy) Hobbs of Factoryville; a sister, Donna Watson of Tunkhannock; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a half-brother, James (Jimmy) Sherman of Scranton; half sisters, Debbie Hazlak of Fleetville and Sharon Myers of Jermyn; a very special friend, Suzi Brewer of Meshoppen and special sister-in-law, Dorothy Hobbs of Factoryville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen.
June 26, 2003
Wilford (Bill) Brown, age 72, of Dutch Mountain Road, Colley Township, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2003 at his home.
Bill was born in Sparta, TN, a son of the late Clura P. and Nancy Gore Brown.
Bill served during the Korean War as a Corporal with the US Marine Corps. He worked as a foreman on construction in Levittown and the New Jersey area and maintained a cabin on Dutch Mountain for the last 40 years. In 1993, he retired to Sullivan County.
An excellent carpenter, he rebuilt and winterized his home and also built decks for his sons at their homes.
Bill was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving are his spouse, the former Dolores Caruso, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Wilford Brown, Jr. of Florida, Ronald D. and Diane Brown, Levittown and Dutch Mt., Kevin A. and Vicky Brown, Levittown and Dutch Mt.; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Richard Daggy, Smyrna, DE, Karen and Chris Cleveland, Lauder Hills, FL, Amanda D. and George Llewellyn, Levittown; step-children, Cindy Guthrie, Edward White, Debbie Sabalusky, Donna Harrison, Denise Bieshl; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Jean Brown, Beverly, NJ; sisters, Betty Sonday, Levittown, Geneva Kaiser, Croydon; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Delores Tomar and a brother, Paul E. Brown.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 30at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, presiding. Friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
June 24, 2003
John Ellsworth Beaston, age 53, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Highlands in Laporte, PA.
John was born in Lancaster on Feb. 16, 1950, a son of the late Eugene and Miriam Landis Beaston.
John was an active resident and the president of the Sullivan Terrace Residents’ Council. He was a very good artist and also enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles.
He is survived by a brother, Gary Lee Beaston and his aunt, Mrs. Laverne Hurst of New Holland, and an uncle, Titus Landis of Lititz.
Private graveside services were held at the Evangelical United Methodist Cemetery, in New Holland.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.
June 25, 2003
Mrs. Dorothy Goodrich, age 87, of RR 2, Box 79A, Towanda, PA, passed away at the home of her granddaughter in Hollenback, Wilmot Twp., early Wednesday morning, June 25, 2003.
Born in Martinsburg, WV on Sept. 30, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Daisy May Breeden Shipp. She was married to the late Leroy Sullivan, who died at an early age. Now widowed with two small children, she later married Oliver D. Goodrich, of Towanda. They just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Goodrich was employed at Allied Bendix Corp. in South Montrose for many years, working in the electronic assembly department. Before that, she was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Baltimore, MD, working as a riveter in the airplane assembly department.
In her spare time, Mrs. Goodrich enjoyed sewing, playing the organ and shopping.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Shirley) Sullivan Knowles of Wyalusing and Mrs. Wade (Joyce) Goodrich Herrington of Vass, NC; two sons, Michael (Sandra) Goodrich of Williamsport and Patrick Goodrich of Towanda; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a special granddaughter, with whom she was living when she passed away, Pam Miller of Hollenback. She spent the last year at her home with Michael and Sandra Goodrich, who lovingly took care of her.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy (Bud) Sullivan, who lived in Towanda.
At the request of Mrs. Goodrich, there will be no services. Her family will hold a private service at their convenience.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.
Marjorie J. Hottenstein
June 22, 2003
Marjorie J. Hottenstein, age 82, of Cherry Township, Dushore RR4, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1920 in Lounsberry, NY, a daughter of the late Hugh E. and Mira A. Tefft Austin.
On Aug. 8, 1953, Marjorie became the bride of Henry Chauncey Hottenstein in North Rome. It was a loving and devoted marriage of 51 years.
She spent most of her lifetime in the Dushore area and was a member of the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore and the Women’s Guild.
Mrs. Hottenstein spent several years as a nanny and offered day care in her home for many years.
Her greatest joy was time spent with her family and traveling with her husband and children. She also enjoyed her flowers and gardening.
She leaves surviving, her husband, Henry C. Hottenstein at home; her four children, Jane L. Hottenstein of Dushore, Sharon and Edward Fourney of Dushore, Ervin H. Hottenstein of Dushore and Mary A. Hottenstein of Vestal, NY; two sisters, Edith Austin Johnson of Ft. Myers, FL, Florence E. Austin of Rome; two brothers, Lewis G. Austin of Sayre and Frank A. Austin of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Kristi Fourney and Sandra Fourney of Morrisville, NC, William E. Fourney of Dushore, Amanda L. Hottenstein of Upper Black Eddy, PA and Nathan E. Hottenstein of Dushore and two great-grandchildren, Kirara Marie Fourney and Natalie Michele Fourney.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Edwin Austin, Ruth Austin Moore and Doris A. Austin.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 25 at 11 a.m. in the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in Peace Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.
Memorials may be directed to the Redeemer United Church of Christ, c/o Mrs. Erath Zelewicz, C&N Bank, Dushore, PA 18614 or the American Heart Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 South Russell Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mrs. Hottenstein’s memory.
June 21, 2003
Gertrude Elizabeth Kearney, 74, of Julia Street, Dushore, PA passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003 at home.
Gertrude was born April 19, 1929 in County Cavan, Ireland, a daughter of the late Matthew and Anne Marie Reilley McCabe.
She attended schools in Ireland.
On November 17, 1956, she married Joseph F. Kearney of Philadelphia.
They resided in Warminster until Joseph retired as a union glazier to Cape May, NJ.
Following her husband’s death on November 7, 1992, Gertrude moved to Dushore, PA.
She became a U.S. citizen on September 22, 1997 in Philadelphia.
Gertrude was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, Dushore, and a member of Catholic Women’s Guild and Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion Auxiliary, Dushore.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Marie Kearney, Pennsburg, PA, Matthew Kearney and Cathy Salvatore, Warminster, PA, Joseph Kearney and RuthAnn Wilson, Quakertown, PA, Kevin and Marianne Kearney, Hatboro, PA, Brendan and Eileen Kearney, Warminster, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Anne Kearney, Bowie, MD, Margaret and Timothy Dailey, Dushore, Mary and Terry Sphar, Warrington, PA; brother and sister-in-law, James and Josephine McCabe, Drumbo Cavan, Ireland; sisters, Bridgett Theresa (Sister Angela OSC (Poor Clare Sister) McCabe, Drumshanbo, Ireland; 14 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
She was predeceased by a brother, Matthew McCabe and a sister, May Brady.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 25 2003 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Cape May Co. Veterans Cemetery, Middle Township, NJ.
Friends may call on Tuesday, June 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Catholic Women’s Guild will recite the Rosary on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
June 19, 2003
Stephen Kravetz, 76, of Mildred, PA died June 19, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.
Steve was born in Lopez on June 11, 1927, a son of the late John and Eva Hubiak Kravitz.
He served in World War II with the US Navy in the Pacific. He married the former Annabelle Meehan on June 28, 1952. Last year, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Steve worked as a cement finisher on construction for many years. He also worked for the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred.
He was an avid sportsman and gardener for most of his life until his health failed. He loved hunting and fishing with his son, grandchildren and brothers. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred, and also a member of the White Ash Land Association and McDermott Post #452 American Legion, both of Mildred.
He is survived by his wife, Annabelle, at home; three daughters and sons-in-law: Annmarie and Tony Yaniello, Tyrone, Debby and Michael McDonald, Muncy Valley and Amy and Andy Smith of Sinking Spring; a son and daughter-in-law: Frank and Cathy Kravetz, Dushore. He had seven grandchildren, Kris and Kelley Yaniello; Shawn, Stephen and Alyssa McDonald; and Alicia and Kyle Kravetz. Steve was one of nine children. He is survived by three brothers and sister-in-law: Mike Kravitz of Lopez, Nick and Betty Kravitz of Brentwood, NY and Daniel Kravitz of Dushore; and one sister, Mary Kravitz of Lopez.
He was predeceased by four brothers: Andrew Kravitz, Metro Kravitz, John Kravitz and Frank Kravitz. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law: Mary Jackson of Queens, NY; Sister Jane Meehan I.H.M, Pittsburgh; Alice Rice of Palm Harbor, FL and Margaret Kravitz of Buffalo, NY. He was predeceased by sisters-in-law: Mary Jane Kravitz, of Dushore, Betty Kravitz of Lopez and Della Kravitz of Honesdale, PA. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a nephew, Daniel Cole Kravitz of Dushore, PA.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 21 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, at 10 a.m. and were followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in the adjoining parish cemetery.
Friends called on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, from 2 to 9 p.m.
Graveside military services were accorded by members of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred. Members passed in review on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Mildred Ambulance Assn., PO Box 74, Mildred, PA 18632 or St. Francis of Assisi Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.
June 15, 2003
Charles "Chuckie" McNeal
Charles Edward McNeal, of Dushore, passed away in Hershey, NB on June 15, 2003.
Born in Sayre, PA on Jan. 11, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles and Frances McNeal.
"Chuckie" was employed as a truck driver most of his life; in his words, a "professional tourist."
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Thompson of Towanda; two sons, John of Wysox and Jim of Towanda; three grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Lamphere of Monroeton, Betty Hefkill of Nicholson and Mary Hoover of Towanda; special friends, Greg and Karen Gowin of New Albany; the Dushore Auto Parts gang; his "family" at the Red Fox Motel and numerous truckers across the country. Also surviving are children that he raised, Jerry, Marty and Joe Calaman and grandchildren of Dushore and New Albany.
A memorial service will be held on July 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Headley Avenue in Dushore.
June 6, 2003
Richard W. "Dick" Upham, 86, of LeRaysville, (Neath), passed away June 6, 2003, at his home.
Born in Neath, on Aug. 1, 1916, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Davis) Upham. Dick was a farmer on the family farm in Neath all his life. He operated the farm, first with his father and brother, Edwin and later with his son, John Richard and also his grandson, Rick. The most important things in his life were his family and the farm.
In his younger years, Dick enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing, especially trapping, which, at the time, provided an important source of income. Dick had a hobby of working with wood and was very clever at making marble games and "choo-choo cars" for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also made clothes trees and bookcases for most family members. He enjoyed the simple life and guided himself by weather folklore.
Mr. Upham was married to Dorothy Atkinson, formerly of Edgefield, SC on Nov. 1, 1936. She died in June of 1994. Together they raised three children, who survive him: John R. and Jane Upham of Neath, Katherine Brown of Lake Wesauking and Anne and John Dean of Neath. Also surviving are: nine grandchildren, Janet (Bret) Platt of Warner Robins, GA, Becky (Conrad) Carlsen of North Orwell, Richard E. "Rick" (Lisa) Upham of Neath, Abby (William, III) Jones of Neath, Steven (Chris) Brown of Stone Mountain, GA, Kevin Brown of York, Chris (Missy) Dean of Neath, Carolyn (Allen) Wolf of Susquehanna, and Kelly Dean of Allentown; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Jane Natzle of Chico, CA; one special cousin, Vinette Alderson of LeRaysville, his trapping and hunting partner; several other cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mildred and Clifford Bennett of Rushville; a sister-in-law, Martha Jenkins of Troy, NY; and a brother-in-law, William L. Brown of Littleton, CO. In addition to his parents and wife, a sister-in-law, Harriet Upham; brother, Edwin Upham, who was his lifelong farming partner and a brother-in-law, Charles Natzle of Chico, all predeceased him.
Dick had many interesting stories to tell about the people he had known, and things that happened during his life. He will be missed by those who knew him.
Largely attended funeral services were held Monday, June 9 at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, in Neath. The service was officiated by Rev. George Jatko and Rev. Bernard Graham.
Pallbearers were Allen Wolfe, Steven Brown, Kevin Brown, Chris Dean, Rick Upham, Conrad Carsen and Bret Platt.
The family received friends on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Neath Cemetery Association, in care of John R. Upham, HCR 34, Box 25AA, LeRaysville, PA 18829.
Bartron Funeral Home Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, PA, has been entrusted with arrangements.
June 21, 2003
Mr. Frank LeRoy Rought, age 46, of RR 1, Box 1070, Laceyville, PA, passed away at his home on Rt. 367, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, on Saturday evening, June 21, 2003 from natural causes.
He was born in Owego, NY on Jan. 7, 1957, the son of the late Frank R. and Margaret R. Rought.
He was a self-employed mechanic of lawn mowers and other small engines.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and time spent with his grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Frank J. Rought of Wyalusing; two daughters, Jennifer Rought of Laceyville and Amanda Lynn Travis of LeRaysville; a step-brother, Joseph Rought of New York; four grandchildren, Nicholas Bailey, twins, Zoe Bailey and Henry Bailey, Jr. and Isiah Bailey and a step-grandson, Bradley Travis.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday evening, June 26 at 7 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. There will be no calling hours.
June 19, 2003
Leona Taylor Sandt, age 81, of Herrick Township, Wyalusing, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
She was born on May 15, 1922 in Herrick Township, a daughter of the late Ralph and Cleo Camp Taylor.
Leona spent her entire lifetime in Herrick Township.
She was a 1945 graduate of Mansfield College.
On Dec. 23, 1956, she became the bride of Richard Sandt. It was a loving and devoted marriage of 46 years.
Prior to her retirement, she was an elementary school teacher. She taught 12 years for the Towanda School District and 19 years in the Wyalusing School District.
She found great enjoyment in gardening and tending to her flowers, sewing and caring for her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Sandt at home; her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Keith Woznicki of Herrick Township; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles P. and Evelyn (Sitzer) Sandt of Ulster Township; a special family friend, Duane Berkley of Herrick Township; a brother, Glen Taylor of Herrick Township; her three special grandchildren, Emily Sandt, Taylor and Kaci Woznicki.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Taylor.
A graveside memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m. in the Camptown Cemetery, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Bradford County Library, RR 3 Box 320, Troy, PA 16947, for early childhood books in Mrs. Sandt’s memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
June 23, 2003
Francis C. Sullivan, DVM, 87, a well-known veterinarian and resident of Towanda RR 3, Towanda Township, PA died Monday afternoon June 23, 2003 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.
Born November 14, 1915 in Towanda, he was the only son of the late Francis C. Sullivan and Ellen Nash Sullivan. Francis attended St. Agnes School in Towanda and was a graduate of Towanda High School. He continued his education at Auburn University in Alabama, where he received his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sullivan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Major.
In 1942, Dr. Sullivan married the former Dorothy "Dot" Cottle and lived in Myrtle Beach, SC until 1946 when they moved to Towanda to make their home. In early years, Dr. Sullivan was associated with the late Dr. Walter Lynch in Towanda. Later, Dr. Sullivan opened his own practice on Plank Road in Towanda Township, which he continued until the time of his death.
He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.
Other memberships include the American Quarter Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, the Susquehanna Valley Whips and Wheels, the American Trotters Association, Troy Horseman’s Association, the American Appaloosa Association, the International Horseman’s Association, Knights of Columbus Towanda Council and the Quarry Glenn Club. Dr. Sullivan loved all animals, especially horses and would go anywhere to care for animals in need.
Surviving are his brother-in-law, Elton Pepper of Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Cottle Sullivan on January 16, 2000, four sisters, Mary Archer, Margaret Kerwan, Eileen Pepper and Loretta Perkoski.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 27, 2003, at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will be in the SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Dr. Francis C. Sullivan’s memory.
Charles S. Keeney
June 7, 2003
Charles S. Keeney, age 83, of Wyalusing, PA passed away on June 7, 2003 at the Beverly Healthcare in Tunkhannock, where he had been a resident for over four years.
Charles was born March 17, 1920 on Sugar Hill to Rhea R. and Alice Secules Keeney, who predeceased him, as did his brothers, Burton, Dennis and James all of Sugar Hill and a sister, Beverly O’Mara of Sugar Run.
He is survived by sisters: Helen Potter of Sugar Hill and Anne LaRue of East Rush.
Charles was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and was an honorary lifetime member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Before moving to Tunkhannock, he lived at Park Place and later at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home.
Private graveside services were held at the Lacey Street Cemetery on June 12, 2003, with Pastor Richard Womer of the Assembly of God Church in Tunkhannock, officiating.
Friends and family will gather for a memorial service to be held on Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with Rev. Russell Pierce, his pastor, officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
June 14, 2003
Thelma LaFrance Brewer, widow of former Wyoming County Sheriff, Edward Farr Brewer, passed away on Saturday evening, June 14, 2003 at the Greenly Personal Care Home in Thurston Hollow, where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was born Feb. 21, 1910 in Meshoppen, the daughter of the late Peter and Blanche Spencer LaFrance. Thelma celebrated her 93rd birthday this past February.
After graduation from Meshoppen High School, Class of 1928, she attended Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton.
Thelma and her husband, Ed observed their 70th wedding anniversary in March of 1999. The following November she was widowed. During her husband’s 24 years as Wyoming County Sheriff, Thelma served as the Wyoming County Jail Matron.
She was a member of the South Auburn Grange #1188, the Meshoppen Chapter #70 Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion. Several years ago she was issued a certificate, by the governor, for having voted 50 consecutive elections. She was preceded in death by a son, Carlton in March 2002; a brother, Harry LaFrance; sisters, Katherine Schnitzer and Murial Neal.
Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Farr, Jr. and Connie Brewer of Shavertown and Richard N. and Jean Brewer of Tunkhannock; five grandchildren and their spouses, Cynthia and George Wanberg of Lancaster, Carol and Richard Coslett, Trucksville, Jeffrey and Andrea Brewer, Uniontown, OH, Stephen Brewer, Paris, France and Peter and Betsey Brewer of Marion, OH; six great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Catherine Coslett, Julia and Richard Brewer,` Madeline and Annaliese Brewer; one brother, Peter LaFrance, Jr. of Mena, AR.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Edwin A. Simmons, pastor of East Lemon United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen.
Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the services.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, Church St., Meshoppen, PA 18630.
June 11, 2003
Kathryn Hohn, 82, of Elk Lake, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock after an extended illness. She was born in Dimock Township, daughter of the late Roy J. and Irene G. (Johnson) Button. Her husband, Oscar E. Hohn, predeceased her in 1985.
She was a member of the Elk Lake Community Church, Elk Lake Christian Activities Society (ELCAS), Lawton Senior Center and Susquehanna County Farm Bureau. Kathryn enjoyed quilting, knitting and crocheting items for family, friends and doing special projects for premature infants.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Paul Welliver, Montrose, Virginia and Gordon Cook, Whitney Point, NY, Cindy and Stephen VanWinkle, Montrose; six grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Melissa Cook, Edward and Jennifer Cook, Jeffery Kovac, Christina and Todd Baldwin, Shannon VanWinkle and Sarah Welliver; four great-grandchildren, Stephen, Kevin and Tyler Cook and Kameron Williams; one sister and brother-in-law, Louise and George Chandler; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at the Elk Lake Community Church, Elk Lake, with Rev. Charles Bishop, officiating. Interment was in the Montrose Cemetery. Visitation was on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elk Lake Community Church, c/o Ann Fitzgerald, 2 Grow Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.
June 11, 2003
Gregory V. Whipple, 24, of State College, formerly of Brackney, PA, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at his residence from natural causes.
Born Aug. 14, 1978 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of Clyde A. and Janice A. [Jones] Whipple, who live in Brackney. He was a graduate of Montrose High School in 1996, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Scholastic Team, the French Club and manager for both the soccer and track team. He attended Penn State University where he was a Delegate from the Association of Residence Hall Students, involved with new student orientations and was member of the Physics Club.
He loved sports and was the on-ice announcer for the Penn State Lady Icer’s Hockey Team.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, Derek Whipple and his fiancee, Annette Evans, of Elkton, MD, Brandon Whipple of the Penn State Campus in Erie; maternal grandparents, Russell and Carol Jones of Warren Center; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Marguerite Whipple of Zephyrhills, FL; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday at the Warren Center United Methodist Church, Warren Center. The family received friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.
Tammy Lynn Sands Fassett, age 37, of Meshoppen, formerly of Laceyville, PA, passed away as a result of a violent, malicious act after being reported missing for 13 months.
Tammy was born on Feb. 16, 1966 in Towanda, the daughter of the late Marlene M. Conrad Sands, who passed away on Dec. 11, 1989 and Wayne E. Sands of Meshoppen.
She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1984. Afterward, she became a homemaker for her family.
Tammy was a member of the Rought-Hall Unit #510 American Legion Auxiliary in Black Walnut.
Besides her father, she is survived by her sons, Dustin E. Fassett, age 17, of Meshoppen and Johnathan E. Krieg, age eight, of Meshoppen; two sisters, Lisa Sands of Meshoppen and Sandra Owen of Tunkhannock; three brothers, Brian Sands of Meshoppen, Wayne Sands, Jr. of Montrose and David Sands of Laceyville; two nephews, Phillip Owen and Joshua Franklin and four nieces, Ashley Owen, Tara Sands, Gina and Brittany Owen.
Memorial services will be held today, Thursday, June 12 at 2 p.m. from the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kathryn Pierce of the church, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
The family of Tammy requests no flowers, but those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Dustin E. Fassett and Johnathan E. Krieg Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples National Bank, PO Box 129, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
June 6, 2003
Allen Alva Adams, age 63, peacefully joined his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 6, 2003, at his home in Laceyville, PA with his family at his side.
Allen was born in Stowell, April 21, 1940, son of the late Clyde Elmer and Ethel Trowbridge Adams. Allen was also preceded in death by an older brother, Kenneth Adams.
He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School as a member of the Class of 1958. He graduated from the Western Kentucky University in 1964. Later he received his Masters in Business Education.
Allen married the former Joyce Wiegman of Pittsburgh on Aug. 10, 1968. Together they had three surviving daughters; April A. and Douglas Evanitsky of Enola, Amy A. Adams of Bowling Green, KY, Amber A. and Jason Stoner of Fairfield.
He was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir along with being a former church treasurer.
Allen was a much-respected Business Education teacher at Wyalusing Valley High School for 34 years. Allen chose to become a teacher because he loved interaction among students and co-workers, but he also wanted to share his greatest gift with others and that was to give.
Surviving Allen are: brothers and sisters-in-law: Marvin and Virginia Adams of Sugar Run, Melvin and Martha Adams of Laceyville, Gale and Melanie Adams of Sugar Run, Kirk and Cathy Adams of Friendsville, Anthony and Cindy Adams of Sugar Run; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Frank Gates of Mehoopany. Allen also has many surviving nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Monday, June 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Memorial Service was held at the Mehoopany Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ralph Nevin officiating.
Memorial donations can be made at the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, Northeast Health and Hospice Care, 38 N. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 4, Montrose, PA 18801 (800-227-2345).
June 5, 2003
John Stanley Boyanowski, age 73, of Camptown, Wyalusing Township, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Dupont, a son of the late Stephen and Josephine Griscavage Boyanowski. He attended Laceyville High School.
Mr. Boyanowski is a veteran giving service to our country in the United States Air Force.
On Nov. 27, 1954, John married Ruby Lynn Anderson and they have celebrated 49 years of marriage.
Prior to his retirement seven years ago, he was a self-employed milk distributor. In 1961 he worked for Dick Bennett, which later was purchased by Dairylea. In 1981, John purchased Dairylea, and his distributorship was later known as Camptown Dairy, and is a family-owned business.
He is a member of American Legion Post #534 in Wyalusing and is a member of St. Joachim’s Church in Meshoppen.
John enjoyed gardening, bird watching, raising fruit trees and caring for his small farm. He enjoyed his time spent in the out of doors.
He leaves surviving him, his loving wife of 49 years, Ruby (Anderson) Boyanowski, at home; five children and their spouses, Gary and Frances Dunn of Camptown, Michael and Bonnie Boyanowski of Camptown, Chris and Kathy Gorham of Reno, NV, Patricia Heverly of Camptown, Fred and Karen Howard of Carson City, NV; his brothers and sisters, Ed Boyanowski, Helen Stewart, Stephen Boyanowski, Donald Boyanowski, Arthur Boyanowski, Ronald Boyanowski and Barbara Marbell; his 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Kamarauskas.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 10 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes of SS Peter and Paul’s in Towanda as celebrant.
A military pass in review was held on Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, by members of the American Legion Post #534 in Wyalusing.
Interment followed in the Camptown Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Post 534, American Legion of Wyalusing.
Friends and family called on Monday, June 9 at the McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 6 to 9 p.m.
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