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Former Resident, Betsy Fuller, Passes Away
Betsy Ross Fuller, age 74, a resident at Sullivan Terrace in Dushore, PA, passed away at her home on Monday, November 27, 2000.
She was born on June 28, 1926 on Long Island, NY, a daughter of the late Raymond and Thamar Fuller, originally of Camptown.
After graduating from Garden City High School, she graduated from Oneonta University in New York with a bachelor of science in education. She taught on Long Island before moving to Maryland in 1969. She was an active member of the Garden City Presbyterian Church and was an avid gardener.
After moving to Maryland to live near her sister, she returned to her beloved Pennsylvania when she retired. She did volunteer work at the local libraries and was fond of genealogical research, spending many hours at the Bradford County Historical Society.
She left surviving a brother, William Fuller of Glen Cove, NY; an aunt, Ione Kissell of Towanda and a niece, Tamar Jones of Maryland.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Fuller Silvernail.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery.
Dennis Hillard Of Tunkhannock Dies at Tyler
Dennis H. Hillard, East Montross Road, Tunkhannock, PA, died on Monday, November 20, 2000 in the emergency room at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Born in Kingston on October 20, 1969, he was the son of Donald H., Sr. and Sarah Gallagher Hillard of Mehoopany.
A 1987 graduate of Wyalusing High School, he was a member of the Wyalusing Rams football team. He attended Bradford County Vocational School and was a 1987 graduate of Williamsport Community College with a degree in auto body painting. He was employed by Quality Collision, Dallas.
Dennis was a member of Eatonville United Methodist Church, a former den leader for Cub Scout Pack 518, Tunkhannock and a former member of the FWM Fire Company, Mehoopany.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of seven years, Angela Paylor Hillard; a son, Andrew Phillip and daughter, Theresa Elizabeth, both at home; brothers, Donald, Jr., Laceyville, Darren, Meshoppen; a sister, Sarah K. Hillard, Mehoopany; four nephews, several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Friday from Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., Tunkhannock with the Rev. Weldon Hettesheimer, his uncle and the Rev. Daniel J. Herron, pastor, Eatonville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was in Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen.
Bessie Hines, Former Spring Lake Resident, Passes Away
Bessie M. (Vanderpool) Hines, age 81, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Endicott, NY, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2000.
She was born on April 4, 1919, in Spring Lake, to the late Roxanna and Richard Vanderpool.
In 1979, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, the late William Hines.
Mrs. Hines was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, No. 104, Round Hill of Endicott, NY; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sun Coast Aerie No. 3153 Auxiliary of New Port Richey, FL and was a past president of the Lakewood Villas Auxiliary of New Port Richey, FL.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Trudee Hines of Owego; grandchildren, Katie and Megan Hines of Owego, Patrick and Kelly Warga of Bainbridge, Island, WA, Eric and Janice Warga of Cordova, AK; great-grandchildren, Adam and Anna Rose Warga and Chatham Warga; one brother, Richard Vanderpool of Dushore; four sisters, Nellie Parrish of Indiatlantic, FL, Winifred Porter of Raleigh, NC; Jean Chakanovsky of Binghamton, Gertrude (Trudy) Power of Chandler, AZ and a special companion, Clarence Fisher of New Port Richey, FL.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marita and by brothers, Llewellyn and Garfield.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Anne Canfield, officiating.
Interment followed in Wyalusing Cemetery.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
Funeral Services Held for Ellen J. Keeney
Ellen Jane Keeney, 79, of 103 Hospital Pl., Sayre, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital.
Born July 28, 1921, on Oak Hill, Wilmot Township, she was the daughter of Lee and Esther Knolles Kintner.
She married Norman Keeney on November 7, 1941. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on November 7, 2000. Ellen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church Women, the Morning Circle and the Penn York Opportunities Ladies Auxiliary. She also served as a volunteer at the RPH. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Paul L. Jacoby, Jr. and brother-in-law, Robert Miller.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Lee and Peg Keeney of Ann Arbor, MI, Carole Jacoby of South Waverly, Roy and Barbara Keeney of Enola, Norma Keeney, at home; grandchildren, Kevin and Jennifer Keeney, Deborah and Brad Forman, Michelle (Jacoby) and Greg Murrelle, Steven and Cheryl Keeney, Karen (Jacoby) and Richard Wilbur, Marcie Keeney; great-grandchildren, Spencer and Parker Forman, Megan Wilbur and Ryan Murrelle; sisters and brother-in-law, Marian Miller of Dushore and Bonnie and Dennis Barnes of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Joan Kintner of Mercur, Kermit and Gail Kintner of Athens, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
Family and friends called at the Lowery Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. Interment was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.
The family provided their own flowers and asks that memorial donations be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA 18840.
Pottstown Man, Joseph McGee, II Dies as Result of Hunting Accident
Joseph L. McGee, II age 51, of 391 Bryton Ave., North Coventry, Pottstown, PA, died on Monday, November 27, 2000 as a result of an accidental hunting accident in Colley Township, Sullivan County, PA.
Joe was born in Phoenixville, on July 7, 1949, son of Joseph L. and Helen Taroski McGee. He graduated from the Phoenixville Area High School, a member of the Class of 1967. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972 and married the former Diana Dillio of Phoenixville on June 19, 1971.
Joe was a master electrician and started his own business, McGee Electric, which he operated for the past 25 years. Joe was also an avid gun collector and sportsman. He purchased a hunting cabin in 1987 and enjoyed all time spent in the Lopez area.
Joe was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, South Coventry and a member of the H.O.G. Association. He also volunteered for many years as a coach for the Coventry Little League Association.
Surviving are his spouse, Diana, at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph L., III and Victoria McGee, Pottstown, Benjamin M. and Rachel McGee, Boyertown, Adam D. and Jennifer McGee, North Coventry and Jacob A. McGee, at home; his parents, Joseph and Helen McGee, Phoenixville; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Carmella McGee, Spring City; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and William Wasylkowski, Phoenixville; a grandson, Bobby McGee, Phoenixville and granddaughter, Faith McGee, Boyertown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Phoenixville.
Friends may call on Thursday at the Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp Funeral Home, 517 Main St., Phoenixville, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Local arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.
Private Services Held for Katie Russell
"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way . . ." Exodus 23-20.
Twelve years ago, on December 4, 1987, God blessed Jeff and Debbie (Baer) Russell with a miracle . . . the birth of their precious daughter, Katie Marie. On Monday, November 27, 2000, following a brave battle with the sudden onset of juvenile diabetes, she began her new life in heaven with her Savior.
In addition to her parents, Jeffrey and Deborah, Katie is survived by her brother, Jonathan E. Russell; her paternal grandparents, Carlyle "Bub" and Flora Russell, Orwell; maternal grandmother, Tina Baer, Reading, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Katie was a devoted member of the Orwell Bible Church family where she was active in the youth group. She helped with the preschool class at the Warren Center Baptist Church AWANA program. Katie was a seventh grade honor student at Northeast Bradford High School. She was also a member of the seventh and eighth grade county chorus, as well as the school band. She enjoyed playing the piano, as well as her late Grandfather Baer's 60-year-old trumpet. Katie had an ability, way beyond her young years, to lovingly take care of young children, especially her cousins. She enjoyed horseback riding and collecting "Beanie Babies."
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Katie's Life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Orwell Bible Church. Pastor Richard Vieldhouse will officiate. Katie's family will receive their friends at the church following the service. Private graveside services will be held in the Orwell Cemetery. Friends wishing, may make memorial donations to the Orwell Bible Church in loving memory of Katie Marie Russell.
The Cooley Family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert Sailer of Stowell Laid to Rest
Mr. Robert John Sailer, age 79, of D.J.'s Personal Care Home, RR2, Box 2589, Laceyville, PA (Stowell) passed away on Friday afternoon, November 24, 2000 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
Born in Philadelphia on Nov. 16, 1921, he was the son of the late William Earl and Florence Bauer Sailer. In his very early years, Mr. Sailer worked on the family farm, until a disability enabled him to work any longer.
He attended the Assembly of God Church in Tunkhannock and was a long-time member of the Phoenixville Moose Lodge.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Havard (Jane) Eppehimer of Pottstown, Mrs. Hal (Eleanor) Moyer of Aston, Mrs. Nancy Gable of Laceyville and Mrs. Dale (Ann Marie) Moyer of Pottstown; a niece and her husband, with whom he lived for over 20 years, Darlene and Andy Garay of Laceyville; several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Sailer and a sister, Pauline Swigert.
At Mr. Sailer's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
Funeral Services to be Held Friday for Howard Sherwood, Sr.
Howard H. Sherwood, Sr., age 83, of Dushore RR1, PA, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2000 at his home.
He was born on December 23, 1916 in Unityville, a son of the late John Arthur and Florence May Heller Sherwood.
Howard was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
He had been a resident of Sullivan County since 1946 and enjoyed his time spent fishing, hunting and being in the out of doors.
His wife of 56 years, the former Anna M. (Smith) Sherwood, preceded him in death on May 1, 1998.
He was a member of American Legion McDermott Post No. 452 of Dushore; VFW Post No. 384 of New Albany; he was a lifetime veteran of the Battle of the Bulge with the 8th Field Artillery as a forward observer and was a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans.
Surviving are his five children, Dot Hockberg of Annville, Marge Bednar of Dallas, Don Sherwood and Jim Sherwood, both of Dushore and Sam Sherwood of Sweet Valley; a sister, Martha; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Howard, Jr. and Daniel and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a military pass and review on Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Guthrie Hospice Unit, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Sherwood's memory.
Funeral Services to Be Held For Orlando 'Buck' Brown
Orlando "Buck" Frederick Brown, 66, of RR2, Rome (Windham Township), PA, died suddenly Monday morning, April 2, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
Born May 27, 1934 in Sayre, he was a son of Margaret E. (Frederick) Nimmo and the late Wurt S. Brown.
He was affectionately known as "Buck" to his family and friends.
He attended Rome High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
For many years, he sold hay to many area farmers throughout the Bradford County. He owned and operated Brown's Custodial Services and was a truck driver from 1975-91. He currently was driving a school bus for the Northeast Bradford School District.
Mr. Brown enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and making screen printings on clothing and novelty items, although his greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by his loving family.
He was a devoted member of the Windham Center Community Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon (Harding) Brown of Windham; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard A. and Wanda Brown of Mountain Home, AR, Orlando E. and Tanya Brown of Rome and Shawn F. and Angela Brown of Rome; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra H. Strickland and Bob Borick and Rebecca A. and Daniel Saylor, all of Wysox, Lawana E. and Mark Morse of Pine Valley, NY and Susan J. and Chad Rogers of Nichols; brother and sister-in-law, Silas and Merilee Brown of Hornbrook; brothers, Anselmo "Andy" Brown and Wurt E. Brown, both of Rome; special grandchildren, Christy (Brian) McLinko, Mary Philippi, Renae Strickland, Sara Strickland, Gary Moore, Zachary Brown, James Brown, Justin Brown, Nicole Saylor, Sebrina Saylor, Hillary Rogers, Troy Rogers and Evan Brown; three great-grandchildren, Brandon McLinko, Cearra McLinko and Garrett Saylor; father-in-law, Theodore C. Harding of Rome; brother-in-law and his wife, Duane and Ethel Harding; sister-in-law and her husband, Peggy and Raymond Decker; his former wife, Helen M. Brown of Rome; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his faithful canine companion, Nugget.
Funeral services and a celebration of Mr. Brown's life will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor William Kohler, officiating.
Interment will follow in Rome Cemetery.
Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Center Community Church, RR2, Box 98, Rome, PA 18837.
Services Held Thursday for Mary LaPonte
Mary L. LaPonte, age 80, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Francis and Susannah McEntee Hughes.
Mary resided in New Jersey until moving to Sullivan Terrace in 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Stueck and Jeanne Godshall, both of Dushore; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 29 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor of St. Basil's Catholic Church, presiding.
Interment was in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore.
Funeral Services Held Saturday for Ruby Marbaker
Ruby M. Marbaker, 96, formerly of Johnson City, NY, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at the Willow Point Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1944; three sons, Clifton Marbaker, Howard Marbaker and Lee Marbaker; two sons-in-law, Donald Swindler and Joseph Bonczek and a grandson, William Emmenger.
She worked at the Garden House for Adults for 25 years and was the administrator for the last 10 years. She was a graduate of Ridley Lowell Business School.
Survivors include her children, Bernice Swindler, Johnson City, Mildred and Francis Hague, Johnson City, Morton and Kay Marbaker, Conklin, Clarence (Tom) and Glenda Marbaker, Retta, Ruth and Larry Chapman, Conklin, Aubrey and Joyce Marbaker, Binghamton and June Bonczek, Binghamton; her daughters-in-law, Betty Marbaker, Rushboro, Audrey Marbaker, Retta, BettyAnn Marbaker, Tunkhannock; 24 grandchildren, Dawn and George Smeeton, Raymond Marbaker, Robert Hague and Fern, Kathryn Chapman, Judy and Frank Hilkirk, Jimmy Marbaker, Ted and Diane Marbaker, Penny and husband, Patty Merritt, Paul Marbaker, Allen and Carol Marbaker, Marle and Steve Smith, Duane and Carol Marbaker, Gary and Sue Marbaker, Teresa Youncs, Larry and Debbie Brewer, William Marbaker, Rebecca Colwell, Kathy, Linda and Jeff Miller, Leeanne and Tom Oakley, Danny and Stacy Marbaker, Michael Bonczek and Sandy Skinner; 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 31 at 12 noon at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Johnson City with Dr. Dariel Ling, pastor of the Sarah Jane United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Clapper Hill.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial Service To Be Held for Lloyd Mosier
In Loving Memory of Lloyd E. Mosier,
December 5, 1929 to February 3, 2001
A memorial service will be held for Lloyd Mosier at the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church in Sugar Run on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. Gilbert Mitchell, a family friend from Elmira, NY.
All family and friends will be welcome.
Memorial Services To Be Held for Marian Sharpe
Marian Dunning Sharpe, 93, of Somers Point, NJ and Casco, ME, died on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University in 1932.
She was the widow of Lewis E. Sharpe. They lived in West Caldwell for many years, where Lewis taught mathematics at both the Grover Cleveland and James Caldwell High Schools. Marian was a member of the St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Ocean City, NJ, the Alpha Chi Omega Society, the South Jersey Retired Teachers Association and the Penn State Alumni Association.
Survivors include her son, Walter L. Sharpe of Stockton, NJ; one daughter, Joyce A. Rankin of Seaville, NJ; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the St. Peter's United Methodist Church, on the corner of 8th St. and Central Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.
Burial will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany.
Arrangements were made by the Hetrick Funeral Home, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg.
Edith Wilmarth Of Laceyville Passes Away
Edith M. Wilmarth, age 91, of RR1, Box 1548, Laceyville, PA, passed away at the Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose early Saturday morning, March 31, 2001.
Born on Russell Hill, Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, on Nov. 21, 1909, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Minnie Welteroth Johnson.
Mrs. Wilmarth was a dietary technician at the Methodist Manor and also the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock for many years. She was employed as a clerk at Charles Brothers, also in Tunkhannock.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, with whom she lived for many years, George F., Sr. and Hazel Wilmarth of Laceyville; her grandchildren, Donna Gleason, George Wilmarth, Jr., Susan Hoeffner, Dale Wilmarth, Karen Herron and Duane Wilmarth; 14 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Mowery and Ada Berry and two brothers, Frank Johnson and William Johnson.
Abiding by the wishes of Mrs. Wilmarth, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
Cyrus Baker Of Laceyville Passes Away
Mr. Cyrus T. Baker, age 80, of RR2, Box 2053, Laceyville, PA, (Indian Hill), passed away at his home on Sunday morning, May 20, 2001.
Born in Meshoppen on Oct. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Francis and Eliza Brotzman Baker. Mr. Baker was employed as a manager at Cornell Manufacturing in Laceyville for 36 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church in Laceyville. He was also a member of the Meshoppen Grange, the Oriental Grange and the Pomona Grange and was Master of the Wyoming County Chapter for many years. A past member of the Good Will Fire Company of Laceyville, he was a past member of the Overfield Cemetery Association of Meshoppen.
Cy is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Shirley White; a son and his wife, Arden and Diane Baker of Meshoppen; four daughters and their husbands, Miss Sharon Baker of Laceyville, Janet and Malcolm Wech of Wyalusing, Dolores and Gilbert Sands of Tunkhannock and Kimberly and Anthony Johnson of Laceyville; a brother, Walter Baker of West Melbourne, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Bennett of Stevensville and Mrs. Leland (Mable) Wood of Vestal, NY; 11 grandchildren, Jesse Baker of Johnson City, NY, Luke Baker and Angie Baker, both of Meshoppen, Asa Stevens, Seth Stevens and Jay Stevens, all of Springville, Edna Sands of Punxsutawney, Roy Sands and Bobbi Jo Sands, both of Tunkhannock and Branden and Autumn Johnson, both of Laceyville; two stepgrandchildren, Scott Wech of Las Vegas, NV and Dennis Wech of Kileen, TX; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Baker and Jenny Baker and three brothers, George, John and Joseph Baker.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Rev. Ann Blair, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, RR1, Laceyville, PA 18623.
Memorial Services Set Friday for Gordon M. Baker
Mr. Gordon Marlyn Baker, age 68, of Church St., Meshoppen, PA, passed away at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton on Monday, May 14, 2001.
Born in Binghamton, NY on March 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Arthur Joseph and Euphrasia Stevens Baker.
Mr. Baker was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School, Class of 1952. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with the U.S. Occupational Forces in Germany. He was employed for many years by J.J. Bunnell of Meshoppen and also the Bendix Corporation of South Montrose, from where he retired.
He attended the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and was a member of the Meshoppen Fire Company.
Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Dolores Baker of Dimock; a sister and brother-in-law, Virgie and Richard Learn of Laceyville; two nephews, Gregory Learn of St. Petersburg, FL and Jeffrey Learn of Port Orange, FL and a niece, Larice McCann of New Castle, DE.
Memorial services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Friday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the Jersey Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Funeral Services Held Monday for Carol Grabowski
Carol E. Grabowski, age 83, of 123 East Main St., Dushore, PA, died on Friday morning, May 18, 2001 at The Highlands Nursing Home in Laporte, following a lingering illness.
She was born on November 14, 1917 in Rush, a daughter of Walter and Lea Shaner Jagger.
Until her retirement in 1983, she had been a nurse at Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock.
Her husband, the late Stanley Grabowski, preceded her in death by many years.
For the last three years, she had been a resident of Dushore with her daughter and husband, Carol and Robert Ackley.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Ackley, Dushore, are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathleen Thomas of Midland Park, NJ; a sister, Louise McGavin of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren, Diane Millspaugh, Dennis F. Decker, Allen Thomas, Wiley Thomas and Gustav F. Hiller, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Monday evening, May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Dushore, officiating.
Friends and family called on Monday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 p.m. until the time of the service.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Funeral Services Held Saturday for Robert Hochberg
Robert L. Hochberg, 68, of Lock Rd., Berkshire, NY, went to be with his Saviour at his home on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. Born on May 25, 1932 in Dushore, PA, he was a son of the late James and Agnes (Poye) Hochberg. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Hochberg and Jean Potter.
Bob will be deeply missed by his wife of 43 years, Margaret (Brennan) and his daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth K. and James Black of Lake Ariel, Scott Snyder of Horseheads, NY, Jeanette (Jeanie) Hochberg, and his son, Robert Hochberg of Berkshire; his cherished grandchildren, Theresa, Kay, Karen, Maggie, Jonathan and Lily Black and Kayla Snyder; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis Hochberg of Dushore, John Hochberg of Dushore, Jerry and Dot Hochberg of Annville, Joseph and Kim Hochberg of New Albany; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret Scanlin of New Albany, Becky Bryan of Columbia Cross Roads, Loretta and Walt Ferguson of Linden and Irene and Joe McMahon of New Albany; a brother-in-law, Bob Potter; several nieces, nephews and cousins, among them his special cousin, Dr. William Hayden.
Bob was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore, Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City and received his Masters in Education from Cortland State Teachers College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Newark Valley where he taught Sunday School and was active with the AWANA program. He was an elementary school teacher in the Newark Valley Central School System, retiring in 1992 following 29 years of service. In addition, he was the caretaker and secretary for the Evergreen Cemetery Association, Berkshire, for many years and operated his own small engine repair shop.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the First Baptist Church, Newark Valley, with his pastor, Roger Rosenau and brother-in-law, Dr. James King, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire.
Friends who wish may kindly consider memorials directed to the Berkshire Emergency Squad, Berkshire, NY 13736 or Baptist Bible College Scholarship Fund, PO Box 800, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 in loving memory of Robert L. Hochberg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cooley family of the MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley, NY 13811.
Mary Bahr Passes Away At Highlands
Miss Mary M. Bahr, age 98, of Dushore, PA, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2001 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Mary was born in Dushore on November 14, 1902, a daughter of the late Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr.
She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and a member of Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore.
Surviving are two nephews and spouses, Harland and Edith VanHorn, Dushore, and Revilo and Alberta VanHorn, Penn Yan, NY; two nieces, Mrs. Florence Hotchkiss, Wellsburg, NY, Mrs. Nedra Snyder, Laporte, and several cousins.
Private funeral services were held on Monday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.
Memorials may be directed to the Redeemer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, PO Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614.
Funeral Services Held for Clay Dunn, Jr.
Clay V. Dunn, Jr., 74, of 228 Center St., Athens, PA, formerly of Towanda, died Saturday, August 4, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born July 11, 1927 in Sylvania, he was a son of the late Clay V., Sr. and Harriet Shaylor Dunn. Clay attended Troy High School and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Following his return home from the military, he was employed in construction at the Sylvania Plant in Towanda. On May 29, 1947, he married the former Ellen Potter in Towanda. He was later employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY for 38 years until his retirement. Clay was a life member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post #1536, Sayre.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and gardening.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ellen Potter Dunn, at home; his children and their spouses, Linda Carman, Joan Zenewicz, Brenda and Dave Wilson, Peggy and Mickey Mosier, Sherry and Alan Warburton, Donnie and Debra Dunn, Barbara and Jim Westover, Cindy and Joe Hoffman, Rick and Ann Dunn, Dawn Bachel Mitchell, Donna Dunn and Pam and Mark Orshaw; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl L. and Joyce Dunn, Clarksville, TN; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Edward Burnside of Towanda; a brother-in-law, Donald Leighton of Powell; three sisters-in-law, Helen Dunn of Monroeton RR1, Della and Judy Dunn, both of Florida; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francis and Margaret Potter of Towanda and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, David C. Dunn; a grandson, Mickey Mosier; a son-in-law, Ray Zenewicz; four sisters, Dorothy Kelly, Audrey Swain, Marjorie Leighton and Thelma Kipling and three brothers, Robert C. Dunn, Warren K. Dunn and Jack D. Dunn.
The family received friends on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, August 7 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating.
Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military hours.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle No. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17100 or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Dunn's memory.
Richard Elicker Of Dushore Dies at Home
Richard W. Elicker, age 88, of Dushore, PA (formerly of York Haven) passed away at his home early Friday morning, August 3, 2001.
He was born on March 15, 1913 in Harrisburg, a son of the late George Edwin Elicker and Matilda Weimer Elicker.
He is a veteran of World War II and was a Lt. Sr. Grade in the United States Navy and Commander of a L.C.T.R. landing craft and served during the invasion of Southern France.
Mr. Elicker was a graduate of West Chester State University and earned his master's degree from Penn State University.
He was a teacher in the Harrisburg school system for 35 years and retired as a principal of Camp Curtin Jr. High School in 1972.
He has been a resident of the Dushore Area for the last three years.
He was a member of the Dushore United Methodist Church and is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marjorie Parsons Elicker, formerly of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Russ Broshous of Monument, CO; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Barbara Beck Elicker of Dushore; four grandsons, Charles Broshous of Colorado Springs, CO, Jason Elicker of Providence, RI, Benjamin Elicker of Dushore, Joshua Elicker of Dushore and was devoted to grandparents the last three years; two granddaughters, Susan Broshous of Denver, CO, Amber Elicker of Kitty Hawk, NC and one great-granddaughter, Grace Anlof.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert Brown, his pastor, officiating.
Friends and family called on Sunday, August 5 at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Committal was held on Monday, August 6 at 1 p.m. in St. John's Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Memorial Service Saturday for Fred Tompkins
A memorial service for Fred Tompkins will be held on Saturday, August 11 at 12 noon at the Camptown Community Church with Rev. Helen Learn officiating.
Fred lived in Camptown most of his life and was employed at GTE Sylvania before moving to Florida in 1985.
Fred passed away following a period of declining health at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL on June 17, 2001.
A private interment was held at the Camptown Cemetery.
Louise Johnson Of Macedonia Dies at Packer
Louise C. Johnson, 68, of Macedonia, Towanda RR2, PA, died on Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born Sept. 1, 1932 in Wyalusing, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ethel Curtis Covey.
Louise was a graduate of Wyalusing High School. In earlier years, she was employed by the Towanda Gun Club and the Wyalusing Rocks Restaurant and later was employed by Servomation at GTE Sylvania in Towanda.
Louise also served as a caterer in the area for many years.
She enjoyed picking berries and spending time with her family.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. and Velda Johnson of Rummerfield; grandchildren, Tina and Randy Clear-water, with whom she resided in Macedonia, Fawn and Donald Shrimp of Powell, Bambi Johnson of Rummerfield, John Johnson of Rummerfield, Ronald and Danielle Brookens of Spring Lake; several great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Frank Sangiuliano of Binghamton, NY; three sisters, Dorothy Hemrick of North Carolina, Florence Hoover of New Jersey, Patricia Crandall of Endicott, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Etta Covey of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Louise C. Johnson's memory.
Meshoppen Resident, John Novitch, Laid to Rest
John M. Novitch, Wilcox Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001 at Hospice Preferred Choice, Mid Valley Hospital after an illness.
His widow is the former Catherine Gawson Gravine.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Martin and Minnie Penzik Novitch. He resided in Scranton and Throop before moving to Meshoppen three years ago.
John was educated in Scranton schools and was a retired partner of Laura Stan Manufacturing.
He was a Navy veteran of WWII and had the honor of being selected as an honor guard for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at memorial services held in Casablanca.
A co-founder of Penn Wood Sportsmen's Club in Bradford County, he was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, N. Scranton.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a wonderful father and loving husband and will be sadly missed by all his friends and relatives.
Besides his wife, surviving are a daughter, Faye Moranko, Old Forge; stepchildren, Kenneth Gravine, Melissa Gravine, Jennifer Gravine; two sisters, Tillie Reber and Charlotte Baldwin, both of Scranton; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and his first wife, Helen (Skip) Gifford.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 6. Interment was at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rt. 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 in Mr. Novitch's memory.
Funeral Services Set Friday for Irene Sutton
Irene G. Sutton, 79, of Wyalusing, PA, formerly of Lawton, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 at The Highlands Nursing Home in Laporte, following an illness.
Born on Aug. 3, 1922, she was a daughter of the late William and Laura Junk Steele of Camptown.
Irene married the late Lewis A. Sutton on May 19, 1942 and moved to Lawton in 1958 where they made their home. She moved to Park Place senior center where she made many new friends and enjoyed her later years.
During WWII, Irene worked for the Sylvania Plant in Towanda and then for several for the dress factories in and around the Wyalusing area, she also worked for many years for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, NY. She was a member of the Rush United Methodist Church, the TOPS Club and was a voter register. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery.
Irene is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Harry and Judy Adams of Laceyville and Gerald and Iva Burgess of Filmore, NY; a son, Harry Sutton of Lawton; a brother, Harry Steele of Sayre and a sister, Alice Franklin of Watkins Glen, NY; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday evening, Aug. 9 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery.
Funeral Services Held for Lola 'Grammy' Bouse, 79
Lola F. (Grammy) Bouse, age 79, of New Albany, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on May 16, 1922, in Preston, NY, a daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Darling Franklin.
Having moved from New York, she had been a resident of the New Albany area since 1946.
She was a member of the New Albany Cooperative Parish.
She was treasurer of the American Baptist Women for many years and was a member of the New Albany Fire Company. Lola was honored as First Mrs. New Albany in 1974. She also was a member of the Towanda Women's Bowling League.
Lola owned and operated Bouse's Hardware in New Albany and also owned and operated Deer Valley Laundromat and Service Station. Later, she was employed by Dushore Lingerie and then went to Browning Oil Company, retiring in 1989.
A devoted mother and grandmother, she sought much pleasure in attending school activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren.
Her home was always open and the center point of much love and activity. She was well known for her famous chocolate chip cookies and always having the cookie jar full.
She was a very respected and well known citizen of New Albany.
Lola's church and her faith were very important to her and she was the source of strength for her entire family.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Cindy Bailey Bouse of Dahlonega, GA, Ike and Debbie Bouse of Port Byron, NY; four daughters, Judi and Bill Looney of New Castle, Jan Bouse and Garn Stoddard of New Albany, Reta and Dave Manley of New Albany, Lois Woods and Ron Hugo of Sugar Run; one sister, Frances Franklin of Norwich, NY; one brother, Roy Franklin of Oxford, NY; her 18 grandchildren, Lisa McNamara, Adam Bouse, Brian Keefe, Kevin Keefe, Ann Bryan, Janice Baumer, Julie Betz, Justin Bouse, Jenna Weyant, Tricia Porten, Taylor Bouse, Stacy Owen, Marcy O'Conner, Todd O'Conner, Wade Manley, Natalie Manley, Christopher Woods, Jeremy Woods; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and was a special Grammy to her extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents; one sister, Lucy Law; a grandson, Bret Keefe and great-granddaughter, Shaylee Owen.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in the Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Friends and family called on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 1 to 3 and from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, PA or to the Preston United Methodist Church, c/o Pam Franklin, RR2, Box 223, Oxford, NY 13830.
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