|Edith E. Cole, age 86, formerly of Wyalusing, Pa.,
passed away on Thursday, April 22, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor in
Burling-ton, Pa., following a lingering illness.
Born on August 25, 1912 in Terry Township, Bradford County, she was
a daughter of the late Oliver S. and Polly Mann Cole.
Edith was a housekeeper for the Harry Smith family of Terrytown for
She is survived by great nieces and nephews, JoAnn Beers, Karl Stanton,
Jay Stanton, Bonnie Gibbs, Dick Brown, Scott Edwards, Bob Edwards, Patty
Brown, Bill Smith and Sharon Weingartner.
A graveside memorial service will be held in New Era Cemetery at the
convenience of the family.
Mr. Harold W. Warner, age 72 of RR2, Box 2415, Laceyville, Pa.,
(Edinger Hill), passed away at his home on Edinger Hill early Monday morning,
April 26, 1999.
Born in Sayre on April 17, 1927, he was the son of the late George
W. and Irene Gaul Warner. Mr. Warner was the husband of the former Eleanor
Brennan, who passed away on July 13, 1991. Harold and Eleanor were married
on October 11, 1952.
Harold was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1945.
After high school, he started working on the McCloe Pond Farm on Edinger
Hill, the family farm. He worked along with his father and later years
with his sons.
He was the caretaker of the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville for over
30 years. Mr. Warner was a past Laceyville Agway committeeman for eight
years, member of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM of Laceyville, past member
of the Spring Hill Grange, past member of Edinger Hill 4-H Club and a past
member of the Dairymen's League to which he sold milk for over 60 years.
He also enjoyed his weekly bingo games at the Black Walnut American Legion
Post #510 and his daily trips to Laceyville and all of the surrounding
He is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, Leonard Warner of
Laceyville, Jay and Bonnie Warner of Wyalusing and Donnie Warner of Laceyville;
five daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Andy Ward of Harrisburg, Mary
and Tim Knowles of Laceyville, Betty and Mark Prokop of Durham, N.C., Cathy
Warner of Tunkhannock and Ann and Philip Cole of Ulster; a brother, Ruby
L. Warner of Laceyville; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Carly Ward, Brian
Knowles, Eric and Jared Warner, Matthew Prokop, Abigayle Cole; several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna
Smith, December, 1998.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. from the
Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with Rev. Mark King of the Lake
Winola Baptist Church officiating.
Interment was in the Lacey St. Cemetery.
Friends and family called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from
6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial do-nations to
the Lacey St. Cemetery, c/o Mr. Gary Sharer, RR2, Laceyville, Pa. 18623,
to the Good Will Fire Company or the Laceyville-Meshoppen Ambulance Association,
c/o Mrs. Mable Clark, RR2, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.
Lewis D. Willson, 63, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 1999 at
the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, N.Y. following a courageous battle with cancer.
He formerly resided in Granville Center, moving to Savona, N.Y. in 1991.
Lew was born June 17, 1935 in New Milford, the son of the late Lewis
H. and Ruth Decker Willson. He attended Towanda High School and was a veteran
of the Korean Conflict.
He was an over the road truck driver for over 40 years, recently retiring
from C.R. Clarke Trucking, Horseheads, N.Y. for health reasons.
Lewis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Jeffrey
O'Dell of Jermyn and Judy and Bruce Kisner, South Hill, Orwell Township;
four grandchildren, Jeffrey O'Dell, Daytona Beach, FL, Patrick R. O'Dell,
Jermyn and Kelly Lou and Andrew Kisner, South Hill; a special friend, Charlotte
Mastrantonio, Savona, N.Y. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law,
Barbara and Thomas King of Wysox and a step-sister and her husband, Cinda
and Daniel Steinburg, Fulton, N.Y.
Funeral and committal services were held on April 22 at the Seager
Funeral Home, Savona, N.Y. Interment was in the Seamens Cemetery, Savona,
with the Rev. Annemarie Meyerhoffer, Rome, presiding.
All memorials may be sent directly to the Southern Tier Hospice, Elmira,
Frances Howe Woznicki, age 75, of Athens, TN went to be with
her Lord on Saturday afternoon, April 24, 1999 at the Parkwest Hospital
in Knoxville, TN. A former resident of Trenton, Michigan, she had resided
in McMinn County, TN for the past 15 years.
A native of Buffalo, NY., she was the daughter of the late Clarence
E. and Mary Bessie Rimer Howes and was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth
H. Seychew Lapp.
She was a member of Trenton First Baptist Church in Trenton, MI and
attended Lakeside Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church in Athens.
In her younger years, she was an active member and was married in Prospect
Ave. Baptist Church in Buffalo.
She was a volunteer in the reading program at City Park School.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Carl Thomas Woznicki, Athens,
TN; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joan Louise Cashin, Wyalusing, Pa.;
Kathleen Ann and Thomas Lawson, Owatonna, Minn., Patricia Jean Beaty, Englewood,
TN, Carol Jane and Jay Hill, Georgetown, TX; a brother and sister-in-law,
Harold E. and Doro-thy Howes, Oakley, CA; a sister and brother-in-law,
Helen Howes and Carl Place, Westfield, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Alanna
S. Beaty, Thomas N. Lawson, Andrew Beaty, Jennifer L. Lawson, Amy J. Lawson,
Tyler J. Beaty and Whitney P. Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27 in the Chapel
of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Brown and Dr. Carlos Peterson
Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family received friends
in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday
Helen Sharpe Baird, 89, of 301 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, Pa.,
who at one time worked as home economics teacher for Lock Haven Junior
High School, died Friday, January 21, 2000 at Manor Care Health Services
in Jersey Shore.
Born August 24, 1910 in Sharpetown, she was the daughter of the late
Arthur and Martha Story Sharpe.
She was married to Edmund C. Baird, who predeceased her in 1972.
Mrs. Baird received her bachelor's degree from Mansfield State College
in 1936 and her master's degree from Pennsylvania State University.
She began teaching in Mehoopany Elementary School in Mehoopany in 1927
while earning her certification in home economics. Helen accepted a post
with the Clinton County Home Extension in 1940 and met and married her
husband in Lock Haven.
After helping her husband in a poultry and hatching operation for a
number of years, she accepted a position with the Lock Haven Junior High
School as a home economics teacher, retiring from the position in the early
She held life memberships in the Clinton County Historical Society,
the Lock Haven Hospital Auxiliary, the Clinton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania
School Retirees Association, the Penn State and Mansfield alumni associations,
Delta Kappa Gamma Omicron Chapter and the Lock Haven Garden Club Forget-Me-Nots.
She was a member of the Dunnstown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a nephew, Alfred Baird Munro and his wife, Wanda
of Jersey Shore; two nieces, Dr. Betty Baird Schantz and Mrs. Katherine
Merrell Stern, both of Lock Haven.
Mrs. Elizabeth Detweiler, age 88, of the Omni One Personal Care
Home in Montrose, Pa., formerly of 118 East Main St., Laceyville and of
Plumsteadville, PA area, passed away at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in
Tunkhannock on Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2000.
Born in Philadelphia on May 26, 1911, she was the wife of the late
Willard M. Detweiler, who passed away in 1988.
Mrs. Detweiler was an employee of the Botany 500 Clothing Factory in
Dublin for over 25 years.
She attended the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville while she was
a resident there.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Eleanor Detweiler
of Enola; two grandsons, Jeffrey Detweiler of New York City, N.Y. and Andrew
Detweiler, attending James Madison University in Virginia; also, one great-granddaughter.
At Mrs. Detweiler's request there will be no calling hours or funeral
service. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Calvary
Church Cemetery of Souderton.
Local arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main
Gordon L. Gavitt, age 87, of Dushore, PA, formerly or Towanda,
passed away on Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Williamsport Hospital,
Gordon was born in Laporte Township on March 10, 1912, son of the late
Morgan and Alda Buck Gavitt. He graduated from the Sonestown High School,
a member of the Class of 1928 and graduated from Mansfield University in
Gordon married the former Florence Emory of New Albany in 1933. She
predeceased him on April 10, 1974. Gordon taught school in East Towanda
for nine years and then began working at the U. S. Post Office in Towanda.
He retired as the Superintendent of Mails in 1971 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Towanda Rod and Gun Club and B.P.O.E. #2192,
Towanda. He enjoyed bird watching and was an avid reader.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille and Paul Muller
of Dushore and Laura and Bill Bohensky of Dushore; four grandchildren,
Benjamin Muller, Brighton, UT, Elizabeth Shaffer, Columbia Cross Roads,
Christina Bohensky, Dushore, Sheena Bohensky, Dushore; two great-grandchildren,
Jeremy Shaffer, Dushore and Melissa Shaffer, Columbia Cross Roads; a brother-in-law
and his spouse, Frank and Cora Emory, Monroeton; two sisters-in-law, Nina
Martin, Hawthorne, FL and Emma Emory, East Towanda; numerous nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Muller on September 28,
1981 and by five brothers, Gilbert Gavitt, Harmon Gavitt, Blake Gavitt,
Lee Gavitt and Jarius Gavitt and two sisters, Millicent Stackhouse and
A private memorial service will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home, 206 Water St., Dushore at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association,
PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.
Robert W. Miller, 75, of RR2, Dushore, PA, passed away on Friday,
February 18, 2000 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia following major surgery on Feb. 3.
Bob was born Feb. 2, 1925 in Wilmot Township, the son of Charles and
Anna Miller. He was happily married to Marian Miller on September 18, 1948.
They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in September of 1999.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during
WWII and again during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Loyalsock
Post #996 of Dushore and the Wyalusing VFW Post #7593. He was also a member
of St. Anthony's Church in Stowell.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Marian; their four children,
daughters, Susan and Paul Kostic of Muncy, Nancy and Len Traver of Jackson,
Missouri, Marleah and Skip Henning of Mehoopany and son, Scott and Marilyn
Miller of Wyalusing; sixteen adored grandchildren in whom he took great
interest: Bob, Andrew, Jon and Colleen Kostic, Richard, Rachel, Robert
and Ryan Miller, Naomi, Melissa, Peter and Claire Henning, Stephanie, Michael,
Sarah and Caitlyn Traver. He is also survived by a great-grandson, Adam.
He was the last survivor of 12 children and has many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Olbert, Catherine Mikeska and Marge
Neuber; brothers, Burton, Charles, George, Paul, LeRoy, Donald, Joseph
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the McHenry Funeral
Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial
at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church at 10 a.m. with Father Thomas McDermott
and family friend, Father Joseph Conboy, as celebrants.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Rich Miller, Ryan Miller, Bob Kostic, Andrew
Kostic, Jon Kostic, Michael Traver and Pete Henning.
Full graveside military honors were accorded by Loyalsock American
Legion Post No. 996 of Dushore, assisted by Wyalusing American Legion Post
#534 at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell.
Family and friends called on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing.
Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will
be greatly missed by his family.
Arrangements were entrusted to McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St.,
Kathryn H. Raub, age 67, of Dushore, RR2, PA, passed away early
Monday morning, February 21, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, following
a lingering illness.
She was born on October 31, 1932 in Cherry Township, Dushore, a daughter
of the late Nathan and Mary Horutz Adams and has been a lifetime resident
of Sullivan County.
Katie was not a member of any organizations. Her life encompassed taking
care of her home and raising her family.
Mrs. Raub and her husband, Glen Merlin Raub, Sr., had celebrated their
46th wedding anniversary.
She left surviving, her husband, Glen Merlin Raub, Sr., at home; four
children, Randy Raub of Athens, Bonnie Richart of Dushore, Angela Raub
of Dushore, Glen M. Raub, Jr., of Dushore; four sisters, Melinda Fitzgerald
of Dushore, Edna Slater of Mansfield, Carol Barber of Sayre, Rose Miller
of East Towanda; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 12 noon at
the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the
Rev. Robert Brown, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Dushore,
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Cherry Township, Dushore.
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday at McHenry Funeral
Home from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dushore Ambulance
Association, Julia Street, Dushore, Pa. 18614 in Mrs. Raub's memory.
James Richard Saxe, infant son of Joseph E. and Janet Phillippe
Saxe of RR1, New Albany, PA, born on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, passed away
on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y.
In addition to his parents, James Richard is survived by his two sisters,
Leah and Lisa Saxe, at home; paternal grandmother, Helen McGee of New Albany;
maternal grandmother, Gayle Teel and spouse, David of LaVernia, TX; maternal
grandfather, Joseph Phillippe and spouse, Anita of Casterville, TX; maternal
great-grandmothers, Ethel Phillippe and Gaynell Meyer of Texas; maternal
great-grandfather, Vernon Gaylardt of Texas; maternal great-great-grandmother,
Ollie K. Hogue of Texas; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased
by his grandfather, Richard Saxe, and a step-grandfather, James B. McGee.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. in
St. Basil's Church in Du-shore with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor,
presiding. Interment was in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore.
Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore,
on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, PO Box 307,
Dushore, PA 18614.
George Welles died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February
George was a fifth generation Welles, born in 1916 to Fisher and Florence
Welles in Wyalusing, Pa. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in
1941 and served 24 years in the Army before retiring in 1965 to take the
job of Assistant Commandant at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell,
N.M. He retired from NMMI in 1980 and remained in Roswell, until his death.
George is survived by his wife, Sallie, whom he married in Hawaii in
1942; four children, Vicki and her husband, Ray of Salinas, CA, Penny of
San Francisco, CA, Connie of Las Cruces, NM and Jim and his wife, Kelly
of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and
a sister, Barbara Brooks of Newport News, VA. A second son, George, III,
preceded him in death in 1993.
It was George's wish that there be no memorial service. A private service
will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, where George's ashes
will be interred with his son, George, III. Contributions in George's memory
may be made to the NM Rehabilitation Center, 31 Gail Harris Ave., Roswell,
Throughout his remarkable 83+ years, "Curious" George shared his gift
of humor and childlike adventures with friends, family and perfect strangers.
Life was never dull when George was around. And when his bright blue eyes
took on that "extra sparkle," everyone knew George was up to something.
His playfulness and zest for life were contagious. And the common memory
we all share of George is that he lightened many moments with the gift
of laughter. If you've noticed that the stars are twinkling a bit brighter
recently, 'tis more than likely a sign that George is greeting past friends
and family and creating a bit of a fun-loving commotion with his new halo
and wings. We can only imagine!
In celebration of his life and his love of laughter, friends and family
are invited to send one of their fondest memories of a personal "Adventure
with George Welles" to be read at his service in Santa Fe, NM. Letters
to: Sallie Welles, 2611 N. Kentucky, #108, Roswell, NM 88201.
Mrs. Irene A. Brown, age 84, of Colonial Towers, Apt. 206, Towanda,
Pa., passed away at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Friday morning,
May 26, 2000 after a long illness.
Born in LeRaysville on February 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the
late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff. Mrs. Brown, along with her husband,
owned and operated the Shady Nook Restaurant in New Albany from 1957 until
She was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church and was a member
of the Colonial Towers Senior Citizens Band of Towanda.
She is survived by her husband, Robert D. (Bob) Brown, to whom she
was married for 52 years, celebrating their anniversary on March 31; a
daughter and son-in-law, Clara M. and Donald Gowin of New Albany; a sister
Mrs. Marie VanDeMark of Laceyville; two brothers and their spouses, Ralph
and Pam Woodruff of Laceyville and Gerald and Veda Woodruff of Wyalusing;
four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter,
Roberta Elizabeth Shrimp, and four sisters, Vera Salsman, Kathryn White,
Gertrude Salsman and Bernita Snyder.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon
Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Craig Merritt of the Franklindale
Christian Church and Rev. Dennis Fox, of Ohio, officiating.
Interment was in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.
Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday evening, May
29 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Olive E. Coleman, 82, of LeRaysville RR1, Pike Township, Pa.,
went home to be with her Lord late Thursday evening, May 18, 2000 at Robert
Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness.
She was born November 8, 1917 in Potterville, a daughter of the late
William and Mary (Bennett) Williams.
Olive was a graduate of the Orwell High School, where she actively
participated on the girls' basketball team. She was a devoted member of
the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, where she attended the women's Bible
Study. Olive was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 498,
LeRaysville, and the VFW Post 6824 Ladies Auxiliary.
Her family will always remember the many homemade meals and the talented
cook she was. She also enjoyed flowers and was a talented seamstress. For
many years, Olive was employed at the LeRaysville Exchange as a phone operator
and was a retired employee of Sylvania.
Olive is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fay A. Coleman; her sons
and daughters-in-law, Brian D. Coleman of LeRaysville, Howard J. Coleman
and Pat Foster of Warren Center; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Faye
and Harrison Johnson of Rome; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and
Mildred Williams of Rome, Phillip "Bud" and Mickey Williams of Barstow,
CA; her sisters and brother-in-law, Sarah Louise Emerson of Conklin, NY,
Cleola and Charles Mann of Huntington; a sister-in-law, Inez Williams of
Camptown; her special grandchildren, Jodilyn Coleman, Michael, James and
Richard Coleman, Kevin Johnson and Sheila Horton; six great-grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Olive was predeceased by her sons, Gary William Coleman and Dean Elmer
Coleman; brother, Harold Williams and sister, Dorothy Phillips.
Funeral services for Olive were held on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at
the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, with her pastor, the Rev.
George Jatko, officiating. Organ and piano music was provided by Ann Dean.
Interment followed in the Neath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, James Coleman, Michael Coleman, Richard
Coleman, Kevin A. Johnson.
The family provided flowers and asks that memorial contributions be
made to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, c/o Calvin L. Bacorn, HCR
34, Box 12D, Warren Center, Pa. 18851 or HOPS Ambulance Association, James
Seipler, RR1, Box 287, Rome, Pa. 18837, in loving memory of Olive E. Coleman.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin
Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY.
Otis S. Comstock of Hanover, Pa., son of the late Ray Victor
and Reta M. Comstock, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May
30, 2000 at 69 years of age, following a lengthy illness. He was surrounded
by his family.
Otis was born on October 26, 1930 in Tunkhannock. He lived and worked
in the Mehoopany/Laceyville area until 1965 when he moved to Easton to
work as a dairy herdsman and raise his family. In March 1979, they moved
to Hampstead, MD where he also worked as a herdsman. In September 1978,
he suffered a massive heart attack and in April 1980, moved back to the
Jenningsville area. In October 1999, he and his wife, Peggy moved to the
Hanover area to live near their son and have his help in meeting day to
day medical needs.
Otis was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church, where he was a former
deacon and supervised the junior church program for approximately ten years.
Otis will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, a faithful
and a hard worker.
Preceding him into heaven are two grandchildren, Timothy Adam and Tiffany
Comstock; a loving mother-in-law, Alberta Donahue; brothers and sisters,
Bette Davis, George Comstock, Lucy Bowman, Howard Comstock and Mable McLaren.
The blessings he left on this earth are his wife of 46 years, Peggy
(Donahue) Comstock of Hanover; his children, Rita Holmes of Easton, Charles
and Carol Comstock of Pen Argyl, Otis Kent and Mary Comstock of Hanover,
Denny and Linda Comstock of Easton, Todd and Tammy Comstock of Bolivia,
South America, Peggy Jo and Stephen Brinton of Sanford, FL and Rebekah
and Tom Kristunas of Tunkhannock; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, June 1 (today), from 2 until
4 and 7 until 9 p.m. at Sheldon's Funeral Home in Laceyville. Funeral services
will be held at Mehoopany Baptist Church on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Otis requested that donations be sent to the New
Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771-1487 marked for
the "Otis Comstock Memorial Fund."
James Edward Kauffman, age 43, of Marion, Montana, formerly of
Sonestown and Dushore, PA, died on Monday, May 22, 2000 in Lost Prairie
He was born on May 20, 1957 in Chester, a son of Robert and Kathleen
Potser Kauffman. He was a graduate of Sullivan County High School.
Mr. Kauffman was a self-employed contractor.
His memberships include the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Lost
Prairie Sky Diving Club.
He left surviving, his parents, Robert and Kathleen Potser Kauffman
of Dushore; six brothers, Robert Kauffman of Ridley Park, Thomas Kauffman
of Richmond, VA, William Kauffman of Morgantown, Kenneth Kauffman of Kenmore,
WA, Daniel Kauffman of Dallas and Gary Kauffman of San Diego, CA.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the Russell
P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. John
Klim, pastor of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Dushore, officiating.
Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.
Friends and family called on Saturday, May 27 at McHenry Funeral Home
from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Donna Kirk, age 55, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at her
home following a lingering illness.
She was a native of Terrytown and the daughter of the late Carl and
Mrs. Kirk was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of
1962 and married Bernard Kirk, who also graduated with her. They lived
in the Weatherly area for many years and made their home in recent years
in White Haven.
Her interests were mainly centered around her family and home.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard S. Kirk, White Haven; four children,
Angeline Kirk, Chris Kirk, Michelle Kirk, Kim Schafer and husband, Jason
Schafer; six grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William,
Sr. and Janice Johnson of Frasier, Henry and Grace Johnson of Terrytown
and Ralph and Marilyn Johnson of Terrytown; three sisters and brothers-in-law,
Marge and Raymond Darnell of Honeybrook, June and Miles Randall of Rome,
Sharon and William Neal of Niles, OH; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Kathy and two sisters, Hazel
Johnson and Carol Jean Johnson.
Funeral services were private.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Frederick R. Swingle, age 62, of Laceyville, formerly of Montrose,
PA, died on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose.
He was born in Sugar Run, son of the late William H. and Lenna (Justin)
Swingle. He was married to Betty J. Baker on June 8, 1991, who survives.
He worked as a grader operator for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
and was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed playing
guitar, fishing, hunting and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law,
Shirley and Alan Fairchild of Endicott, NY, Carol and Terry Hunsinger,
Delores and Charles Hunsinger, both of Laceyville, Barbara and Dan Johnson
of Montrose; three sons and daughter-in-law, Richard S. Swingle of Springville,
Frederick R. Swingle of Friendsville and Robert J. and Jill Swingle of
Montrose; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Spencer, Meshoppen, Dawn Parkhurst,
Stevensville, Kelly Spencer, Laceyville; three stepsons, Richard Spencer,
II of Stevensville, Duane Spencer of Laceyville and Jerry Spencer of Binghamton,
NY; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren;
three sisters and brother-in-law, Emma Swackhammer of Waverly, NY, Betty
and Robert McClintic of Franklindale and Marjorie Nichols of Athens; three
brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Sally Swingle of Sayre, Donald
and Rayetta Swingle of McClure and William Swingle, Jr. of Endicott, NY.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Donna Swingle in 1989, and stepson,
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at the Bartron Funeral
Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, with the Rev. Charles S. Bishop of
Elk Lake Community Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery.
The family received friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that if desired, memorial contributions
may be made to the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 32, Montrose, PA 18810.
Betty I. Galloway, age 72, died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at 10:50
a.m. at her residence at 400 Ada Drive, Exeter Township, Pa.
She was the wife of Edgar Galloway.
Born in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pa., she was a daughter of the
late Richard and Hazel (Donovan) Pond.
Galloway had retired after several years as a part-time beautician
in her residence.
She was a 1945 graduate of Wyalusing High School.
Galloway is survived by a son, Larry R., Reading; a daughter, Diane
V. (Galloway) Hafer, Exeter Township; a sister-in-law, Emma Whitney, Wysox.
Other survivors include five grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. in Lutz Funeral Home,
Inc., Mount Penn. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.
Infant Alexis Paige Garay passed away following birth at Tyler
Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on June 9, 2000.
She was the daughter of Michael Andrew Garay and Laura Ann Hadsall
Garay of Laceyville RR2, Pa.
Survivors include three sisters, Chantel Zionkowski, at home, Mikayla
Garay, at home, Bethany Garay, Springville; maternal grandparents, Tom
and Marsha Hadsall, Tunkhannock, and paternal grandparents, Andrew and
Darlene Garay of Stowell.
A memorial service will be held at Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church
on Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Womer, pastor, officiating.
Arrangements were through Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga
Rev. Reuben H. Judson, age 91, of Mark Twain Apartments, Elmira,
N.Y., formerly of Laceyville and South Auburn, Pa., went home to be with
his Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at the home of his sister in Pine City,
Rev. Judson was born in South Auburn on April 4, 1909, the son of Edgar
B. and Jennie Ace Judson. Reuben was second in a family of two boys and
three girls. In his early life, Reuben trusted Christ as Savior through
the Godly training of his parents.
During a missionary conference in the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville,
Reuben, then a teenager, surrendered his life to Christ for missionary
service. He graduated from the Laceyville High School, Class of 1928, and
later from Taylor University in 1932. But because of his father's death
in 1931, he knew that it was his responsibility to operate the family farm
and care for his mother and two sisters, the youngest of which was only
six years old. During the next eleven years, Reuben led the youth ministry
in the South Auburn Methodist Church and did some itinerate gospel preaching.
When a very liberal pastor who denied all of the fundamentals of the
Bible was sent to pastor the Methodist Church in South Auburn, Reuben guided
the believers in organizing a Bible Chapel. In the fall of 1943, Mary E.
McMurray, a missionary from the Philippines, conducted a very successful
Both Mary and Reuben recognized God's hand in bringing them together
and carried on their courtship by airmail while Mary traveled across Canada
in missionary conferences. Pastor and Mary were married August 10, 1944
in a garden wedding on the family farm.
The door was now wide open for missionary service. Reuben applied and
was accepted by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. While fulfilling
their requirement of one semester orientation at Nyack College, he heard
a chapel speaker tell of the ministry of the "GI Gospel Hour" in Manila
during the war which resulted in the salvation of Filipino young people
who requested the GI's to return after the war and build a Bible School
for their training. As a result, the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (now SEND
International) was incorporated and the Far Eastern Bible Institute started
a few miles north of Manila.
Reuben was strongly impressed that this was the type of ministry for
which he was gifted and called.
Requirements at Nyack College had been met, but they could not proceed
because their visas were delayed. At this time Moody Monthly contained
an article about F.E.G.A. and announced their first conference at Medicine
Lake, MN. The Judsons attended and were convinced of God's leading. They
applied and were accepted by the mission after the release and recommendation
of the C.I.M.A. in August of 1949. They arrived in Manila to begin twenty
years of rewarding ministry at Febia's College of Bible.
After the Judsons returned to Pennsylvania in 1968, Rev. Judson served
as the northeastern representative of "SEND" until retiring in 1974.
Rev. Judson was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville
and served on many boards and was the assistant pastor and men's Sunday
School teacher for many years.
Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife
of 53 years, Mary E. Judson, who passed away on September 25, 1997; a brother,
Alvin Judson and a sister, Beatrice Judson.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Tillinghast of Millport,
N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Long of Pine City, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. from
the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville with Rev. Vic Millard and Rev.
Richard Camp of the church officiating. Interment was in the Lacey St.
Cemetery in Laceyville.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St.,
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to
the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Kinsley, age 70, of Dushore RR1, Pa., passed
away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on January 7, 1930 in Cherry Township, a daughter of the
late Hartley and Mary Bahr Chilson. She has been a lifetime resident of
Prior to her retirement in the 1970's, Mrs. Kinsley was employed at
Sulcraft Manufacturing in Dushore as a seamstress.
Lizzy and Morris Kinsley had celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mildred and was
a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of McDermott Post No. 452, American Legion.
She left surviving her husband, Morris Kinsley, at home; five children,
Mary Bailey of Athens, Helen Kinsley of Dushore, Morris Kinsley, Jr. of
Dushore, Catherine Foux of New Albany, Arthur Kinsley of Berwick; ten grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister,
Catherine Dieffenbach and a granddaughter, Shirley A. Bailey.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. in the
Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev.
Eddie Nilsen, her pastor, officiating.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday evening at the funeral home
from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred in Elizabeth "Lizzy" Kinsley's memory.
Cecil Eugene Scott, age 81, died on Saturday, June 10, 2000 in
Elmira, N.Y. He was born July 6, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Thomas
and Jessie Scott and spent his childhood in Mississippi.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Charlotte Taylor; a son
and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lori Scott of Rochester and grandsons,
Christopher Bradstreet of Pittsburgh, Jason Snyder of New York Street;
two sisters, Florence Berghof and Wanda Peteani of Williamstown, N.J.;
sister-in-law, Lucy Gilbert Case of Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother-in-law,
Jack Whittington of Jackson, MS. A daughter, Su-san Bradstreet, predeceased
him in 1978.
Scotty graduated from North West Mississippi Junior College, the University
of Rochester and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,
Following active duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Scotty
remained active in the Army Reserves and National Guard. After 25 years
of service to his country, he retired as Colonel and the Commander of the
27th Armored Artillery Division in Rochester. He was co-owner of Ross Equipment
Company and retired in 1978.
He was a member of The Park Church, Elmira Country Club and the Retired
A memorial service will be held at The Park Church, Elmira, N.Y. on
Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. with co-pastors Jeanette Sherrill and Arthur
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer
Society or The Park Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral
Home, 1058 W. Church St., Elmira, N.Y. 14905.
Mrs. Lena Esther Snell, age 83, of Forksville, Pa., passed away
on Friday, June 9, 2000 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Lena was born in Bentley Creek, the daughter of the Rev. Leon J. and
Nora T. Hagerman Jelliff.
She was married to George L. Snell and they resided in Dumfries, VA
for many years. Lena worked in a jewelry store in Woodbridge, VA for several
years. Her loving husband, George, predeceased her on February 19, 1986.
Lena was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church where she
was an organist. She was formerly a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church
where her father had been pastor for over 20 years. She was also a former
member of OES Chapter #71, Canton.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Arlen Higley,
Forksville; three grandchildren, Arlen Higley, Jr., Dushore, Melanie DeSanto,
Trout Run, and Michael Higley, Cogan Station; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. at the P.
Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Matthew D.
Pickering, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment
was in the Forksville Cemetery.
Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the
time of the service.
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