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Lena Albright
July 5, 2004
Lena H. Albright, 90, of Sugar Run, Bradford County, PA, formerly of Orefield and Allentown, died on Monday, July 5, 2004 at her home. She was the widow of Dr. Dill J. Albright, Jr., who died in 1979. A graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of nursing, she was a registered nurse, assisting her husband in his general practice in Orefield from 1945-1965. Previously, she was head nurse and night supervisor for the former Allentown Hospital for eight years. After retirement, she worked as an office manager for Camp Netimus, Inc., which is operated by her daughter and son-in-law in Milford. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Sue P. (Kline) Heckert. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown. She was an associate member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore, and was a former member of Jordan United Church of Christ, Walberts. She was a past worthy matron of Slatington Chapter 458, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Kistler, Sugar Run, with whom she resided; a brother, Donald E. of Bethlehem; a sister, Margaret Ruddell, Macungie. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Jordan United Church of Christ. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to the Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, c/o Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown, PA 18102.

Kenneth Ellis
June 29, 2004
Kenneth Carlin Ellis, 84, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at his home in Lancaster, SC. He was born Nov. 4, 1919 in Black Walnut, the son of the late Frederick and Mary Carlin Ellis. Kenneth retired from Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA. Survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn Wright; a daughter, Joanne Ellis; a son, Dennis Ellis, all of Lancaster, SC and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Friday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at Chenango Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Timothy R. Bennett officiated. Arrangements were by the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc.

Wayne Fulmer
July 1, 2004
Wayne L. Fulmer, Jr., age 39, of Lopez, PA, passed away on Thursday evening, July 1, 2004 as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on Aug. 29, 1964 in Towanda, a son of Wayne L., Sr. and Ruth A. Gunther Fulmer. He has been a resident of the Dushore area for three and one-half years, having moved from Elysburg. His memberships included the White Ash Association and H.O.G. (Harleys Owner Group). He had attended the Laporte United Methodist Church. Wayne enjoyed hunting and fishing and time spent in the out of doors. Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Macey Louise Fulmer, Mehoopany; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dawn and Steven Myers, Muncy Valley and Denise and Theodore Thomas of Montoursville; nieces, Samantha and Chelsea Myers, Rachel, Leah and Elizabeth Thomas; nephews, Mark Woodhead, Jr. and Michael Woodhead; a great-nephew, Xian Woodhead and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Fulmer Shur in 1991. Funeral and committal services were held on Monday, July 5 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor, officiating. Friends and family called on Monday morning at 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust account set up for his daughter, Macey Fulmer at any Citizens & Northern Bank.

Lynn Sayman
July 2, 2004
Lynn Edward Sayman, 53, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2004 after a long illness. A former resident of Wyalusing, he was born on March 8, 1951, a son of the late Roy Edward Sayman and Agnes Ruth Sayman. He attended school in Windsor, NY and served in the military. Lynn enjoyed hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was and will be missed and loved by many who had the privilege of knowing this special man. Surviving are his mother, Agnes Ruth Sayman of Wyalusing; his common-law wife, Dale Mills of Hop Bottom; four sisters, Ruth Beavers, Windsor, NY, Linda Davis, Kirkwood, NY, Donna Sayman, Binghamton, NY and Cindy Sayman-Ryan of Laceyville; one sister-in-law, Mary Sayman-Wayman of Conklin, NY; brothers-in-law, aunts and uncles, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Edward Sayman on Oct. 10, 1977 and his brother, Edward Roy Sayman on July 11, 1997. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 9 at Litwin’s Funeral Home in Nicholson from 5 to 7 p.m.

Harry M. Wilkins, III
June 30, 2004
Harry M. Wilkins, III, 44, of Choconut, PA, died at his residence Wednesday, June 30, 2004. He was predeceased by his father, Harry M. Wilkins, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Jones Wilkins; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Michael Jacobs; nephew and niece, Ian and Katherine Jacobs, all of Conklin, NY; uncle and aunts, Barry and Janice Wilkins, Warren Center, Marjorie Hicks, North Carolina, Joyce Patton, Wyalusing, Carol Hemenway, Endicott, NY, Jean Kodish, Lock Haven, and several cousins. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed working and training dogs. Harry will be missed by a great many people. Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, NY. Burial was in Neath Cemetery, Neath, PA. The family received friends at the Allen Memorial Home Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Montrose Chapter, P.O. Box 4, Montrose, PA 18801.

Sharon E. Winans
June 23, 2004
Sharon E. Winans, 59, of Montrose, PA, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at home. Born March 25, 1945 in Jessup Township, Susquehanna County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey S. and Kathryn L. (Whelan) Winans. She owned and operated Creative Hair Design on Taft Avenue in Endicott, NY. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading. Sharon loved life and was always able to see the brighter side of things. She was very witty, funny, serious and just a joy to be around. Sharon was loved very much by her sisters and her extended family and will be missed deeply by all. Survivors include sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Wilson Quiggle, Towanda, Marjorie and Willard Rockefeller, Apalachin, NY, Phyllis and Gilbert Barrier, Columbia Cross Roads, Connie M. and Robert Porzucek, Vestal, NY, Patsy Jenner and Lane Puzo, Montrose, Gail and Paul Ferencik, Vestal, NY, Jeannine and William VanNort, Montrose, Millie and Robert Nemcek, Friendsville, Joyce Warner, Montrose, Kathy and Mark Kovach, Conklin, NY; numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved very, very much; special friend and shop co-owner, Leah Lotito, Endicott, NY. She was predeceased by her nieces, Wendy Kovach, Taylor Birchard, Danielle VanNort; nephew, Cody Makoske and sister, Shirley Winans. She was a very loving, caring, kind and generous person and touched so many lives in such a very special way. Her memory will live forever in the hearts of her very dear family. Services were held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1055 Taylor Avenue, Suite 201A, Baltimore, MD 21286.

E. Arlene Sincavage
June 22, 2004
Mrs. E. Arlene Sincavage, age 62, of Meshoppen, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was born in Starrucca, Susquehanna County, on Feb. 3, 1942, daughter of the late Elmer J. Sincavage, who passed away on May 17, 1989. Mrs. Sincavage was a graduate of the Susquehanna Community High School. For many years, she was employed by Nepp Wire in Meshoppen and later for Creavey Seal in Waymart. Mrs. Sincavage retired in Sept. 2003. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Tunkhannock for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Tyre and Yvonne Sincavish, Nicholson; six daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey Sincavage, Joyce and Raymond Ryce, Lori Sincavage and friend, Joe McLeer and Janet Sincavage, all of Meshoppen, Sandra and John Palmer of Lake Winola, Mary Lou Sincavage of White Sulphur Springs, WV; a brother, Donald Haynes of Detroit, MI; four sisters, Jean Keesler of East Branch, NY, Gladys Cudo, Great Bend, Emma Jean Spry of Dingman’s Ferry and Mary Lou Betts of Susquehanna; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Haynes. Memorial services were held at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Raymond Ryce on Shannon Hill, just outside of Meshoppen, on Saturday, June 26 at 1 p.m., with Art McCarthy and Don Freed, officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 118, Meshoppen, PA 18630.

Max H. Russick
June 26, 2004
Max H. Russick, 68, of Rush, PA, died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at his residence. Born Oct. 27, 1935 in Lime Hill, Bradford County, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Ruth H. Russick. In August, he would have been married 43 years to Betty Lou [nee Stanton]. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and was employed by Union Local #542, Wilkes-Barre, as a heavy equipment operator. He was husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many and enjoyed hunting, fishing, puttering with his personal backhoe and watching his grandchildren play sports. In addition to his wife, survivors include: four daughters and sons-in-law: Darlene and Richard Salsman of Meshoppen, Gaylene and Mark Mowry Dodge of Meshoppen, Penny and Kevin Stockholm of Montrose, Dixie Casselbury and John Krieg of Meshoppen; one son and daughter-in-law, Max, Jr. and Karen Russick of Rushville; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Benjamin of Wyalusing and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Paul and Jack Russick, and a granddaughter, Brandi Johnson Stockholm, all predeceased him. Services were held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose. The family received friends on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jessie Oliver
June 23, 2004
Mrs. Jessie Oliver, age 90, of RR2, Meshoppen, PA, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 23, 2004 at Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock. Born in Parsons on Aug. 18, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Evelyn Vaow Yale. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Prevost in 1936 and her second husband, Stanley Oliver in 1971. She was a housewife and homemaker for her husbands and their families. Mrs. Oliver was a long-time member of the Russell Hill United Methodist Church. Throughout her life she enjoyed gardening and baking, but mostly she enjoyed cooking and being with her family. She is survived by her daughter, N. Jean Jayne of Meshoppen and her son, S. Robert (Bob) Oliver of Meshoppen. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Warren Prevost in 1999; her daughter, Betty Grieve in 1997; a brother, Calvin Yale and a sister, Esther Jones. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 26 at 3 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Dave Hinkley, former pastor of the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Peggy Ellsworth, 2 Lemon Creek Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630.

Joseph Lynch
June 26, 2004
Joseph Cook Lynch, age 78, of Dushore, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at the home of his son, Vincent Lynch, 107 Simsbury Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850, with his family by his side. Joe was born in Dushore on July 9, 1925, a son of the late Vincent Joseph and Emma Cook Lynch. He graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the Class of 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1943 and served in the Philippines Campaign and also in Korea. He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in March of 1946. After the war, he attended Wilkes-Barre Business College. He married the former Marguerite (Peggy) Smith of Dushore on June 21, 1947. Peggy predeceased him on April 8, 1984. Joe was a prominent Sullivan County businessman. He owned and operated North Branch Trucking Company in the early 1950’s. He and Joseph F. Obert of Dushore purchased the former Cain’s Dairy, which he operated as Dushore Dairy from 1956 until 1993. Joe bottled milk and delivered dairy products, ice cream and frozen foods throughout Sullivan and parts of Bradford and Lycoming Counties. He was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, the Dushore Lions Club, American Legion Loyalsock Post #996 and the Dushore Fire Company. He was a scoutmaster for the Dushore Boy Scout troop and a continuing contributor to Troop 48. He also coached Little League Baseball. He was a long time member of the Dushore Borough Council. After his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his son, Captain Vincent J. Lynch, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and his wife, Susan of Ithaca, NY; his daughter, Mary Margaret and her husband, Colonel Robert T. Guglielmi, U.S. Army of Fort Drum, NY; five grandchildren, Amanda, Patrick and Sarah Lynch and Keith and Bret Guglielmi; a sister and brother-in-law: Mary and J. Bernard Lynch Litzelman of Dushore; brother-in-law, Joseph F. Obert of Bellefonte and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Lynch Coombs of Athens. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1 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. Bert S. Kozen, administrator, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday, June 30 at the Homer Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Dushore Lions Club, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. Graveside memorial services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore. Members passed in review on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Patrick Lockwood
June 26, 2004
Patrick B. Lockwood, 46, of North Orwell, PA, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at his home. Pat was born on Aug. 5, 1957 in Piscataway, NJ, a son of Mary Helen (Dillon) and the late William Francis Lockwood. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1981-1989 where he received his education as a Preventive Medicine Technician. For many years, Pat served Bradford and Sullivan Counties as a food inspector for the Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed restoring old cars and riding motorcycles, although his greatest enjoyment was seeing his children compete at sporting events. In addition to his mother, Mary Helen Lockwood of Rome, he is survived by his loving wife, Sandra (Russell) Lockwood; his sons, Dillon and Preston; a daughter, Roxanne, all at home; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Peggy Lockwood of Michigan, James Lockwood of California, Chris Lockwood of Colorado, Ed and Judy Lockwood of Florida; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Karl Loewenberg, Cecelia and Jeff Abrams, Elizabeth and John Troxler, all of Pennsylvania; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Preston and Shirley Russell; brothers-in-law, Doug and his wife, Shawn Russell, Patrick Russell and special friend, Bridgett, all of LeRaysville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Pat was predeceased by his father, William Francis Lockwood on Feb. 28, 1990 and his sister-in-law, Debra Allis. A time of remembering the special gift Pat was to all of us was held on Tuesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Elder Ed O’Connor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Services opened with prayer and scripture words of comfort. The congregation joined in singing “How Great Thou Art” and “Eternal Father Strong to Save,” accompanied by Marilyn Brainard on the piano. Soloist, Ben Craig sung “Minstrel Boy” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Fond memories of Pat’s life were shared by Elder O’Connor. Interment and prayers of committal followed in the Stevens Cemetery where full military honors were accorded by VFW Post 6824 as colorguard. Those members present were: Howard Coleman, Dennis Chaffee, Silas Mills, Tom Elliott, Jim Leone and Barry Chaffee. The firing squad was represented by the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Those members present were Robert Stevens, sgt.-at-arms, Howard Patton, Bill Zaner, Frank Kinney, Carlton Repsher, Bob Morris, Jim Marshall and Lew Reinhart. Ms. Sarah Vieldhouse played Taps. The hymn, “Amazing Grace” was played on the bagpipes by Dick Lawrence. Following the services, a luncheon and period of fellowship was held at the LeRaysville Community Hall. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Northeast Bradford Cross Country Team or the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, RR1, Box 211-B, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Patrick B. Lockwood.

Gladys Henning
June 25, 2004
Gladys Sherwood Henning, 88, of Mehoopany, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 25, 2004 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Philip Henning. Born on Sept. 12, 1915 in Tunkhannock, she was the daughter of the late A. W. and Effie Ross Sherwood. Gladys was a 1933 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Elmira College. Gladys was a member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Mehoopany Women’s Club, Tunkhannock Senior Citizens and Tyler Hospital Auxiliary. Gladys especially enjoyed her daily contacts with endearing friends and cherished family. Life along the Susquehanna River brought her many pleasures. A very loving mother, Gladys is survived by her children, Janet H. Ash of Campbell, NY, Arthur Philip, Jr. and Barbara Henning, Mehoopany, Robert S. and Pauline Henning of Fountain Valley, CA, Shirley H. and Lynn Snover of Appalachian, NY, Ina H. and Orville Hunter of Tunkhannock; 10 loving grandchildren, Daryl and Sandi Cevette, Judi and Mark Hugg, Dan and Julie Cevette, Robert and Bridget Cevette, Charles and Marsha Henning, Richard and Kimberly Henning, Kristopher Snover, Kimberly Snover, Mark and Jazmin Kintner and Marissa Kintner and eight dear great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Lewis Chambers of Chalfont; a sister-in-law, Doris Sherwood, Nicholson; several nieces and nephews and many very special friends. She was preceded in death by brothers, George and Walter Sherwood; sisters, Mildred Chalfont and Ina Francis; a grandson, Sean Henning and a son-in-law, Ronald Ash. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Catherine Parsons, pastor of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Vaughan Cemetery, Mehoopany. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday evening, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 7, Mehoopany, PA 18629 or to the Mehoopany Area Library, PO Box 202, Mehoopany, PA 18629.

James Cobb
June 28, 2004
James E. Cobb, age 83, of LeRaysville, PA, passed away on Monday evening, June 28, 2004 at the Endless Mountains Health Care in Montrose, PA. He was born on March 10, 1921, in Silvara, a son of the late Paul and Blanche Brotzman Cobb. He was a graduate of LeRaysville High School, Class of 1940. On Nov. 1, 1944, James married the former Eleanor Bennett and had celebrated 59 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he was a self-employed farmer and had spent his lifetime engaged in farming the family dairy farm. Mr. Cobb was a charter member of the Northeast Bradford Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed his time spent hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Eleanor, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Daryl W. and Jodi Cobb of New Castle; a brother, Howard Cobb of West Auburn; two grandchildren, Rocky Grim and Valerie Grim and by two great-grandchildren, Rocky Grim, III and Anthony Pavelko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Cobb; two brothers, Walter and Gerald Cobb and a sister, Thelma Spires. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 11 a.m. in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, with the Rev. William Nelson, pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local conservation fund, or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Cobb’s memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.

Nettie Canfield
June 27, 2004
Mrs. Nettie Whipple Canfield, age 88, of the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA, passed away on Sunday evening, June 27, 2004 at the Highlands. She was formerly of Athens and Meshoppen. Nettie was born in Laceyville on April 23, 1916, daughter of the late Earl J. and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple. She was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1934. She was married to Frederick A. Canfield, June 24, 1936. They had their married life together in the Meshoppen area until her husband passed away on Feb. 12, 1975. She assisted her husband on working of their farm. She had also been employed as a seamstress in Meshoppen, and was later a cook at Hitchcock’s Restaurant in Laceyville. While in the Meshoppen area, she was an active member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church for many years. She was also a Sunday School teacher and a member of the WSCS. While in the Athens area, after moving there in 1983, she became a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. Nettie was a 50-year member of the South Auburn Grange #1188 and a past member of the Rebekah Lodge of Laceyville. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Joseph Colegrove of Laceyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tracey and Janet Canfield of Meshoppen and Cleon and Patricia Canfield of Laceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Carpenter of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Betty Bishop of Springville and Mrs. Earline Dockins of Alta, GA; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Whipple, LeRoy Whipple and Ora Whipple and a sister, Hazel Baldwin Stanley. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Reverend Anderson of the Athens Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Bea Gardner, RR2, Box 165-B, Meshoppen, PA 18630. Pallbearers are: Gary Baldwin, Jeff Canfield, Dale Canfield, Robert Colegrove, Steve Love and Arden Tewksbury. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Colegrove and Timothy Canfield.

Pauline Brandstettner
June 25, 2004
Mrs. Pauline Brandstettner, age 97, of Lacey St., Laceyville, PA, passed away on Friday morning, June 25, 2004 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock, where she had been a resident for the last two years. She was born in Silvara on May 4, 1907, daughter of the late Laverne L. and Blanche Barnes Ervin. Mrs. Brandstettner was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1925, after which she became a homemaker for her family. She was a long-time member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and was also a member of the DAR. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Clifford Pero, Endwell, NY; two grandsons, Bruce and Sue Pero, Chenango Bridge, NY and Stephen Pero of Endwell, NY; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Karley Pero of Chenango Bridge, NY; four nieces and one nephew. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Burr on Dec. 31, 2001 and Betty Buck on July 27, 2000. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 28 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Mr. Ronald Learn, officiating. Interment was in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church Organ Fund, RR1, Laceyville, PA 18623.

Robert Bowman
June 26, 2004
Mr. Robert D. Bowman, age 73, of RR2, Box 130, Meshoppen, PA passed away on Friday afternoon, June 25, 2004 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. He was born in Laceyville on April 5, 1931, son of the late Leon and Ophelia Hendershot Bowman. Bob was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, the former Gladys R. Roberts, who passed away on Nov. 3, 2001. They had been married for 51 years. Bob was a graduate of Meshoppen High School, Class of 1950. After graduation, he was a self-employed dairy farmer in South Auburn for many years. He was also employed by the Cornell family in Laceyville, working at Cornell Manufacturing Plant and also their Indian Hill Charcoal Plant. In later years, he was a building contractor in the Wyoming, Bradford and Susquehanna County areas, part owner, along with Charlie Vanderpool, working as Bowman and Vanderpool Construction. He was a member of Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, an active member of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM of Laceyville, where he was a Past Master in 1979; he was also lodge secretary for many years and was the present lodge treasurer. Bob was a past member of the Irem Temple Shrine in Dallas and a past member of the Scranton Consistory. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Meshoppen Chapter #70; a life member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, a past member of the Good Will Fire Co., Laceyville, along with being a PA State Fire Police member. Bob was manager of the Meshoppen Men’s Baseball Team and coach of the Laceyville Teener and Little League teams for many years. Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. In his later years, he very much enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving are a son and his wife, Robert (Butch) and Yong Bowman of Clifton Park, NY; five daughters and their husbands, Diana and Terry Wells of Ephrata, Terrie and Doug Taylor of Laceyville, Patricia and Nelson Brackbill of Troy, Alison and Ken Reaves of Meshoppen and Gretchen and Brian Martin of Bowmansville; a brother, Arden Bowman of Laceyville; four sisters-in-law; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Clay Manning on Jan. 10, 2000; a sister, Doris Harford and seven brothers, Donald Bowman, Grant Bowman, Maynard Bowman, Earl Bowman, Wilson Bowman, Leon Bowman, Jr. and Gerald Bowman. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a family friend, Rev. Robert Witmyer of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Bowmansville, officiating. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Masonic services were held at 8:30 p.m., conducted by members of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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