|Judith (Jackson) Walker
Dec. 14, 2001
Judith (Jackson) Walker of 136 N. Calle Tortuga, Benson, AZ (formerly
of Green Valley, AZ), died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Benson Hospitalís
Hospice Room after a long and courageous battle with diabetes, kidney and
Born Oct. 13, 1941 in Birchardville, Susquehanna County, PA, she was
the daughter of the late George L. and Alice (Blaisure) Jackson.
On Aug. 7, 1960, she married Kenneth B. Walker, Sr., in Endicott, NY,
who survives her.
Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Debby E. and A. Cain Bowman,
Benson, AZ, Kerry A. and Thomas M. Early, Dragoon, AZ, Jodi L. Clary, Dragoon,
AZ, Chuck Clary, Mescal, AZ; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth B., Jr.
and Asa Walker, Tucson, AZ, James G. and Daisy L. Walker, Rush, Timothy
J. and Windy Walker, Pascagoula, MS; sisters and a brother-in-law, Marjorie
Eberly, Candor, NY, Mary and Ron May, Pageland, SC; brother and sister-in-law,
Fred E. and Kathy Jackson, Tunkhannock; father-in-law, Kenneth C. Walker,
Sahuarita, AZ; grandchildren, Judy E. Bowman, Christine M. and Rebecca
J. Early, Christopher, Bradley, Steven, Kenneth and Charles Clary, Alexis
K. Walker, Erin L. Walker, Dee Dee Walker, David and Trae McDevitt; several
brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were brothers, Robert, George, Jerry, Buddy and
Ronald Jackson; daughters, Terry, Sherry and Sarah Walker and a granddaughter,
Kendra D. Walker-Bowman.
A memorial service will be held at the Assembly of God Green Valley,
1100 W. Calle Privada, Sahuarita, AZ on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
David Stowell (Green Valley) and Rev. Michael D. Gordon (Benson First Assembly
of God), officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial donation be made
to the Benson Hospital Hospice Fund or to the charity of oneís choice.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Rodney M. Wells, Jr.,
Nov. 15, 2001
Rodney M. Wells, Jr., 83, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,
passed away at his Scottsdale, AZ home on Nov. 15, 2001, after a brief
Born in Wyalusing, PA, he was the son of the late Rodney and Bernice
Wells. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, formerly of Glen
Ellen, IL, Robert of Wyalusing and Samuel of New Albany.
Master Sergeant Wells was a 20-year Air Force veteran while serving
during World War II. His military tours included assignments to Germany,
Panama, Colombia, S.A., Wake Island, Williams AFB, AZ and Edwards AFB,
He was a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeants and the American
Fighter Aces Associations.
His survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, Gertrude Wells, formerly
of Berchestgaden, Germany; a daughter, Anita Smith of Scottsdale, AZ; a
son, Rodney Wells of East Lyme, CT; a brother, David Wells, Endwell, NY;
three sisters, Cleone Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Doris Jane Newton of New
Era and Mabel Morrow of Sugar Run; three granddaughters, Heidi, Kimberly
and Loretta; a great-grandson, Jared, and several nieces and nephews.
He was laid to rest at a graveside service held at Green Acres Cemetery
Dr. James F. Smith, Sr.,
Dec. 17, 2001
Dr. James F. Smith, Sr., 84, 1550 Irene St., Bethlehem, PA, passed
away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at his home.
Born on Feb. 10, 1917 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard
and Catherine Tobin Smith.
An educator and psychologist for the Easton School District for 31 years,
he was also a chiropractor practicing out of offices in Easton, Towanda
and Wyalusing and Phillipsburg, NJ. He was a graduate of Palmer School
of Chiropractic and Northampton Community College and Muhlenberg College.
He was a member of St. Anneís Catholic Church of Bethlehem and a member
of the American Chiropractic Association and enjoyed reading and cooking.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor A. Fiedler Smith, to whom he was
married for 61 years; a son, James Smith, II, Wyalusing; a daughter, Judith
Smith, Allentown; a brother, Arthur, Easton; five grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dr. George (former
mayor of Easton), Sylvester and Herbert; sisters, Helen and Gertrude.
There will be no calling hours.
Private funeral services will be held at the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th
and Northampton Sts., Easton.
Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Palmer Twp., PA.
Memorials may be made to St. Anneís Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 450
Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA.
Daniel L. (Deka) Guerin
Nov. 21, 2001
Daniel L. (Deka) Guerin, 33, passed away on Nov. 21, 2001 at his home
in Haverhill, MA following a year-long battle with cancer.
Dan was a 1986 graduate of Haverhill High School and served in the Marine
Corps. He graduated from the State Department of Correctional Training
Academy and was employed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in
Shirley, MA, attaining the rank of sergeant.
He continued working at the correctional facility until a week before
his death. He seldom missed a day and often went beyond the call in carrying
out a detail. He had a passion for his work and was respected by both staff
and inmates. He was honored posthumously for innovative cost-saving techniques
at MCI. Presenting the award was former State Senator James P. Jajuga,
now Secretary of Public Safety.
Dan was active with the National Rifle Association and Haverhill Rod
and Gun Club where he did target shooting. He was considered a marksman.
"Deka" lived a life full of friends, fun and a job he was fiercely proud
of. He handled his illness with great dignity and perseverance.
An overflow crowd turned out for his funeral in All Saints Church and
100 vehicles formed an entourage to Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford, MA, joined
by 10 police cruisers.
He leaves his mother, Edith B. Guerin; two brothers, Jeffrey J. and
Mayor-Elect of Haverhill MA, John J.; four sisters, Kim, Kathy, Kristine
and Karla; and his most beloved friend, Kathleen Ross, formerly of Wyalusing
PA. Kathleen is the daughter of Dick and Joan Ross.
Twylet Valeria Fulkerson Bloom
Dec. 7, 2001
Twylet Valeria Fulkerson Bloom, 85, went home to be with her good Lord
on Dec. 7, 2001.
Born and reared in Ginter, PA, she was the middle daughter of Nancy
Ada (Hickok) and John Vincent Fulkerson. She was also a descendant from
the fifth generation of the Scots-Irish couple, John Henry and Elizabeth
McBride Henry of County Down, Ireland.
After grade school, she moved with her parents into Curwensville where
she lost her mama at a young age.
Twylet married Kermit O. Bloom in October, 1938 and they made their
home on the Bloomington-Glen Richey Highway.
Mother of 12 children herself, she loved every one of them and loved
life itself, as well. In her younger years, while rearing her own brood,
she did housecleaning and provided child care for other families in the
Curwensville area. She loved cooking and preserving, being with friends
and watching her children grow up.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two older sisters,
two brothers, her husband, three daughters, a son and two grandsons.
She is survived by sisters, Violet McClinsey in the Dubois Nursing Home
and Wava Wilt of Curwensville RR; two sisters-in-law; eight children and
their spouses, including Jean (Bloom) and Luke Vande Mark of Stevensville;
26 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home in
Curwensville with Rev. William Gibson officiating. Burial followed in the
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olanta RD.
The family suggests that contributions in Twyletís memory be made to
the American Lung Association, Northwest Chapter, 352 W. 8th St., Erie,
Charles Vernon Ace
Dec. 11, 2001
Mr. Charles Vernon Ace, age 59, of RR3, Box 85, Meshoppen, PA, (Auburn
Center) passed away at his home in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County
on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2001.
Born in Sayre on Nov. 25, 1942, he was the son of the late Vernon Hyde
and Evelyn Janice Smith Ace. Mr. Ace was the husband of the former Marilyn
Charles was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, Class of 1961. He then
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1962 until 1968. During that
time, he was stationed on Long Island, with Air Force Security Forces.
While being stationed on Long Island, he attended Long Island University
for two years. After his service time, he owned and operated Aceís Sunoco
in Meshoppen during the 1970s. He also ran Aceís Exxon in Meshoppen from
1999 until 2000. For 17 years, he was employed by Tyler Memorial Hospital
in Tunkhannock, working as a security guard and also in the maintenance
department. Most of his life, while living in Auburn Center, he enjoyed
raising livestock, especially beefalo.
He attended the Elk Lake Community Church, Elk Lake, was a member of
NRA and past member of the American Beefalo Association. In his spare time,
he enjoyed being with his family, particularly playing with his only granddaughter.
He also enjoyed wildlife, nature, shooting sports and pitching horseshoes.
During his service time, he raced stock cars at Islip on Long Island.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Marilyn June Kinner Ace, at home;
a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Jerry Parkhurst, Jr. of Meshoppen;
brother, Paul Wells of Meshoppen and sister, Amanda Ace of Binghamton,
NY; his granddaughter, Peige Rebecca Parkhurst and several aunts, uncles,
cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister,
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. from the
Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Charles Bishop of
the Elk Lake Community Church and Rev. Ralph Christansen of the First Universalist
Church in Brooklyn, officiating.
Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on
Saturday one hour prior to the service. Military graveside services will
be conducted by members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion and
VFW Endless Mountains Post #3583.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the
Susquehanna County Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society.
Clymer Stark (Bear) Ross
Dec. 11, 2001.
Mr. Clymer Stark (Bear) Ross, age 68, of PO Box 192, Meshoppen, PA,
passed away suddenly at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in
Towanda on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2001.
Born in Scranton, on June 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Harold
and Marilla Brown Ross. Mr. Ross was the husband of the former Kay Louise
Arey, with whom he celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on Nov. 28.
He was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1951. After high
school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a sergeant during the
German Occupation, where he was stationed in Germany.
After being discharged from the service, he was employed by Ingersoll
Rand in Buffalo, NY. He was also employed as a yard foreman for Whipple
Brothers Lumber Yard in Laceyville. He later retired in the early 1980ís
from Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany, where he was a warehouse technician
for 15 years. After retirement, he and his wife owned and operated the
Bearís Den in Meshoppen for the past 21 years.
He was a member of the Montrose American Legion Post #154 of Elk Lake.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Louise Ross of Meshoppen; stepdaughter,
Sharon Sickler of Tunkhannock; a stepson, Larry Whitney of Meshoppen; step-grandson,
Jeremy Whitney of Tunkhannock and a brother, Keith Ross of Montrose. He
was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Ross, Harold Ross and Orrin
Ross and three sisters, Frances Barrett, Mary Lou Jayne and Lois Ross.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. from the
Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with the Rev. Dave Hinkley of
the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be
in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral
home on Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the
American Heart Association.
Sherle L. "Smitty" Smith
Dec. 10, 2001
Sherle L. "Smitty" Smith, 61, of 833 Iron Ridge Rd., Spring Grove,
PA, died 11:05 p.m., Monday evening, Dec. 10, 2001 at Hanover Hospital.
He was the husband of Phyllis L. Grover Smith, to whom he was married 35
years on Oct. 15.
Born in Amaranth, PA on March 30, 1940, he was the son of the late Preston
Doyle and Hazel Agnes (Himes) Smith.
He had been employed as a carpenter.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Kandi L.
Kress of New Oxford; a son, Shawn L. Smith, at home; a grandson, Cody;
three sisters, Darlene Bradley of Greencastle, Betty Bricker, Millie Unger,
both of Mercersburg and a brother, Kenneth Smith of Little Rock, AR.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Gay Pine.
His funeral services will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 13 at 8
p.m. at the Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover. Viewing will
be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will
be private. Rev. Kenneth S. Heasley, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of
Christ will officiate.
C. Avery Smith
Dec. 11, 2001
C. Avery Smith, age 73, of Camptown, PA, passed away at Endless Mountains
Health Systems in Montrose on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 after a long period
of declining health.
He was born July 6, 1928 in Merryall, Wyalusing Township, the son of
the late Raymond A. and Helen Stone Smith.
Avery was a graduate of Camptown High School, Class of 1946. He served
two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and two years in the U.S.
He was an insurance agent for State Auto and Ohio Casualty Insurance
for a number of years. He also owned and operated C.A. Smith TV-Appliance.
In late years, he worked for both Dean Bennett and Keith Bluhm as an electronic
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Dorothy Warburton; his
daughter and her husband, Raymonda and Douglas Barnhart of Apalachin, NY;
two sons, Avery D. Smith of Endicott, NY and Dana W. Smith, also of Endicott,
NY; three grandsons, whom he loved dearly, Aaron and Bryant Barnhart of
Apalachin, NY and Codi Smith of Johnson City, NY; a sister, Genevieve Cronk
of Washington, DC and three cousins, Mrs. Jack (Betsy) Reynolds of Fairdale,
Edward Stone of Smithville Flats, NY and Claudia Sommerlund of Cedar Falls,
It was Averyís request that there be no viewing or funeral. A graveside
service will be held for the family at their convenience.
Memorials may be directed to the Camptown Methodist Church or to the
charity of oneís choice.
Dec. 5, 2001
Albert Woznicki, age 66, of 1300 Ebb Tide Ave., Merritt Island, FL
32952 passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 at his home following a brief
Albert was born in Sayre, March 20, 1935, a son of the late Frank and
Susan Bodnar Woznicki. He attended local schools in Wyalusing and served
in the U. S. Coast Guard in the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years
on construction as a union iron worker.
Albert and his spouse, the former Betsy Hodgson, resided in Meshoppen
for many years until retiring to Florida in 1998.
Albert was a member of the Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion and a
member of the Ironworkers Union of Elmira, NY.
Surviving are his spouse, Betsy, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Keith and Leslie Woznicki, Herrickville, Jim and Angie Furman, Tunkhannock;
five daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy Woznicki and Lynn Christie, both
of Manchester, CT, Kim and David Byrnes, Lake Carey, Lisa and Rick Holovacko,
Tunkhannock, and Shelly Simmers, Tunkhannock; a brother, Carl Woznicki,
Athens, TN; sisters and brother-in-law, Louise Wildrick and Betty Marshall,
both of Wyalusing and Leona and Keith Dunklee of Laurel, MD; a sister-in-law,
Louise Woznicki of Wyalusing; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Francis J. Woznicki on Dec. 23, 1990.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Rev.
Beverly Davenport officiating.
Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m.
until the time of the service.
Members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion passed in review at 7
Memorials may be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,
MMRF, 3 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840.
Fred G. Sutton
Dec. 8, 2001
Fred G. Sutton, age 52, of Camptown, Wyalusing Township, PA, passed
away on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in
Born on Sept. 30, 1949 in Sayre, he was the son of Cora Kithcart Sutton
and the late Frederick Sutton.
He has been a resident of Camptown for 13 years, and prior to that,
lived in the New Era.
His employment included J.R. Morgan Chevrolet in LeRaysville, Roughtís
in LeRaysville, Jones Garage in Rome and was employed by U.S. Seal in West
Wyoming as a truck driver until his illness wouldnít allow him to continue.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 534 of
Fred enjoyed NASCAR racing and was an Earnhardt fan and enjoyed time
spent playing darts and pool.
He left surviving his wife, Wanda Kobbe Sutton of Wyalusing; his children,
Denise Sutton of Burlington, Betsy (Tom) Armitage, Jr. of Wyalusing, Cory
(Cassie) Sutton of Stevenville; his grandchildren, Eric Sutton of Towanda,
Cody and Kyle Sutton of Germany, Jordan, Taylor and Kelsy Armitage of Wyalusing,
Tyler, Kayleen and Morgan Sutton of Stevensville; his mother, Cora Sutton
of Camptown; sisters, Beverly Sutton and friend, Kerry Detrick of Sugar
Run, Barbara and Bruce Williams of Warren Center and several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Sutton in 1986 and
a son, Kevin Sutton, in 1997.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. in the
McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Larry Thomas
of New Milford officiating.
Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery.
Friends and family called on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12 at the funeral
home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Eugenia Estelle Steafather
Dec. 9, 2001
Mrs. Eugenia Estelle Steafather, 91, of El Cajon, CA, formerly of Dushore,
PA, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at Alvardo Hospital, San Diego, CA.
Estelle was born on Nov. 25, 1910 to Maynard Henry and Maude Agethal
Stevens Steele in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, PA. She attended the
New Albany Vocational High School and continued on to graduate from Scranton
School of Beauty. She married Gale Steafather on March 18, 1943. He predeceased
her on Dec. 28, 1991.
Estelle and Gale lived on German Street in Dushore where she owned and
operated a Gift Boutique and Beauty Shoppe until Galeís transfer in 1969
to Foremost Dairy, San Diego, CA.
She was a member of the Melody Lane Lutheran Church in El Cajon and
formerly a member of Zionís Chapel Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church,
Dushore. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Estelle was predeceased by her daughter, Harriet Steafather-Morrissey,
July 21, 2001, her sister, Vuriel Robinson Browning, May 31, 1992 and an
infant brother, Henry Steele.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William and Rebecca Steafather
of Groton, CT; granddaughters, Sheryl and Amy Steafather of Groton, CT;
great-granddaughters, Emily and Maggie Hedrick of Groton, CT a son-in-law,
Roy Morrissey of Springfield, NJ and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at the
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St. in Dushore, with the Rev. Eddie
A. Nilsen, pastor of Zion Chapel, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview
Clifford E. Palmer
Dec. 5, 2001
Clifford E. Palmer, age 91, of DarWay Nursing Home in Estella, passed
away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 at Towanda Memorial Hospital after an illness.
He was a former resident of Lynn, PA.
Born on June 23, 1910 in Rush, he was a son of the late Harry and Ethel
He was married to Helen Lyman, who predeceased him on Feb. 12, 1994.
He was employed as a milk tester and dairy farmer.
A graduate of Springville High School, he also attended Delhi Agricultural
Mr. Palmer was a former member of the Lynn Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, D.H.I.A. and Dairy Testerís Association. He also belonged to the
Springville Vol. Fire Co.
Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Gunnoe, Norfolk, MS; four sons,
Clifford, DarWay Nursing Home, Forksville, A. Lyman and Fay, Springville,
Rev. Stephen of Flanders, NJ; a sister, Mrs. Jean Bunnell of Springville;
seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchild-ren; one great-great-grandchild
and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude and
three brothers, Bruce, Clifton and Theron.
Services will be held at Lynn Community Church on Saturday, Dec. 29
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin Simmons of the Lemon United Methodist Church
Interment will be in Lynn Cemetery.
Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123
W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Roger M. Moore
Dec. 7, 2001
Roger M. Moore, 41, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 in Rush Township,
as a result of a hunting accident. Born Oct. 31, 1960 in Sayre, he was
the son of Gordon and Jean M. Blend Moore, who live in Rush. On June 23,
1984, he was married to Terry Ann Shaffer, who survives.
A 1978 graduate of Elk Lake High School, he was an independent truck
driver who hauled cattle to the Taylor Packing Company, Inc.
He was a member of the Rush Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed hunting,
NASCAR and four wheeling.
In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his baby daughter,
Rachel Lee, at home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Steve Grow
of Factoryville, Patricia and Richard Stastny of Erieville, NY; a brother
and sister-in-law, Gordon, Jr. and Marie Moore of Lawton; his father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Robert and Betty Shaffer of Camptown; sisters-in-law
and their spouses, Tammy and Michael Darling of Rush, Lori Lee and Daniel
Barr of New Albany; a brother-in-law, Robert Shaffer, Jr. of Rush; nephews
and spouses, Gordon "Mac" and Lisa Moore, III, Chad Moore, Alan and Erica
Grow, Sean and Sherry Grow, Jason Stastny, Dennis Moore, Jr., Dean Moore,
Brian Darling, Snyder Barr; nieces and spouse, Stephanie and Sargent Gregory,
Ashley Moore, Kelly Darling; several great-nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles
A brother, Dennis Moore, and a sister, Linda Moore, predeceased him.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Bartron Funeral
Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose. The family received friends on Tuesday
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family provided their own flowers and suggests that memorial contributions
be sent to his daughter, Rachelís college fund, c/o Grange National Bank,
Lawton, PA 18828.
Rachel Wells Meyers
Dec. 9, 2001
Mrs. Rachel Wells Meyers, age 86, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital,
Rachel was born in Wyalusing on April 8, 1915, daughter of the late
Francis and Emma Ruff Wells. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School,
a member of the Class of 1931. She received her BS in Education from the
Wilson College in Chambersburg in 1935. She taught junior high in Towanda
from 1936 to 1941. Rachel then moved to Great Neck, LI where she began
teaching at the Great Neck Middle School in 1941. While teaching at Great
Neck, Rachel received her MS from Columbia University in New York City.
In 1970, she retired from Great Neck after 29 years of service and moved
back to Wyalusing.
Rachel was married to Milton Meyers of Flushing, NY in 1952 and he predeceased
her in 1968.
Rachel was a resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home for the past
She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.
Surviving is one sister, Marion Wells of Sayre.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev.
Barry R. Ballard, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing
Friends called on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the
Memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit,
1948 Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 or to the American Heart Association,
NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Francis A. Lockburner
Nov. 18, 2001
Memorial Service Notice
Mr. Francis A. Lockburner, age 79, formerly of Laceyville, PA, passed
away in Pittston on Nov. 18, 2001.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Francis at a
memorial service that will be held on Friday evening, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.
from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Officiating will be
Mr. Wayne Salsman of the Braintrim Baptist Church. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Wheaton D. Fassett, Sr.
Dec. 3, 2001
Mr. Wheaton D. Fassett, Sr., age 73, of Valley Crest Nursing Center,
Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Jenningsville, PA, passed away on Monday afternoon,
Dec. 3, 2001 at the Valley Crest Nursing Center. Mr. Fassett had been a
resident of the center for the last 15 years.
He was born in Jenningsville on Oct. 14, 1928, the son of the late David
Wheaton and Hattie Bronson Fassett. For most of his life, he was a self-employed
carpenter in the Wyoming County area.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Hamner of Kirkwood, NY; four sons, Allen
Fassett of Laceyville, Mark Fassett of Harpursville, NY, Wheaton Fassett,
Jr. and Timothy Fassett, both of Mehoopany; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne David Fassett and Stephen Fassett.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday morning, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.
from the Forkston Cemetery in Forkston, with Pastor Doug Mills of the Lovelton
Bible Church, officiating.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
Byron W. "Bob" Wilbur
Nov. 28, 2001
Byron W. "Bob" Wilbur, 96, of Spring Hill, Wyalusing RR1, formerly of
Towanda, PA, passed away of declining health Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at
the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, while under the care
of the staff of whom he had grown so fond over the years.
Born in Burlington Township on May 10, 1905, he was the son of Howard
and Nellie Spencer Wilbur.
In 1926, he married Eleanor Kerrick, who passed away in 1972. Bob and
Eleanor had four children, Marjorie, Janice, Richard and Ginny.
In 1974, Bob married Pauline Bride, who passed away in 1999. When his
health began to fail, he moved to the home of Ginny and Dan Mathis on Spring
Hill and enjoyed participating in community activities.
Mr. Wilbur spent most of his life in the automotive industry. The last
thirty years of his employment were spent as service manager for Perry
Motor Co., later to become Ferrarioís. These years brought to him a host
of friends and acquaintances. He loved to tell stories of his experiences
to his family, which were actually a depiction of the development of the
automotive industry, as well as the Towanda-Wysox area.
Spending most of his early years on the Burlington farm of A.C. Spencer,
his grandfather, Mr. Wilbur maintained an avid interest in farming all
Until the age of 91, Bob enjoyed a large garden. Jigsaw puzzles were
a favorite pastime and his completed, framed puzzles decorated his room
in Skilled Nursing. The staff members throughout the facility would run
in to put a piece in or to admire the newest completed puzzle, he enjoyed
this interaction very much.
Surviving are his children, Marjorie Tompkins of Hampton, FL, Janice
and Michael Soloway of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ginny and Dan Mathis of Spring
Hill, Richard Wilbur of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Young, Towanda; a
special friend, Connie Wilson of Laceyville.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Wilbur.
The family received friends on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A recitation of the
rosary was held Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home with the
Rev. Ronald Hughes leading the prayers.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.
at the SS Peter and Paul Church, Third St., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald
Hughes as celebrant. Assisting at the altar were Rachel Christian and Jenny
Joyce. Instrumentalist was Joel Christian. Readers were Lindy and Lindsay
Cole. Giftbearers were Kevin Cole and Michael Mathis.
Interment was in the French Asylum Cemetery, Asylum Township.
Pallbearers were Michael Mathis, Daniel Mathis, Dr. E. Barton Young,
James Lordi, Kevin Cole and David McDonough.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Skilled
Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848
in Mr. Wilburís memory.
David G. Snell
Nov. 29, 2001
David G. Snell, 77, well-known former Wysox businessman, passed away
on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2001 at his home in Lake Wales, FL following
an apparent heart attack.
Born Feb. 26, 1924 in Towanda, he was a son of the late Paul and Daisy
David was a graduate of Towanda High School in June of 1942 and subsequently
served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre as a metal
smith aboard the USS Essex in the Marine Fighting Squadron 124. This squadron
was the first Marine squadron to operate from a carrier. They were also
the first squadron to operate the F4U Consair during World War II. He participated
in Luzon, Iwo Jima and strikes against Japan operations. Following his
honorable discharge from the military as a sergeant TAD, in February of
1946, he entered the Mansfield State Teachers College where he graduated,
receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in education. He later received
his Masters degree in education at Bucknell University.
On Aug. 26, 1946, he married the former Marie Baumunk.
Mr. Snell taught mathematics at the Canton High School for several years
and also coached J.V. basketball. He later went to work for the Chrysler
Corporation as a zone manager and in 1958 opened the Chrysler, Plymouth,
Dodge, International Dealership in Wysox, which he operated for many years.
In 1975, David and his son, Greg formed Snell Auto Sales in Wysox and continued
working with Greg in the automobile busiuness until his retirement in 1987.
He was a former member of the Towanda Area School Board and a life member
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda.
He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and its Last Manís
Club and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda. David enjoyed playing
golf, camping and square dancing with his wife, Marie as they were members
of the Grand Paraders Square Dancing Club for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years on Nov. 1, 1999 and
a sister, Gladys Scott. David also loved to drive, hunt and fish. He enjoyed
Penn State football, NASCAR and shopping.
Surviving are a daughter and her close friend, Robin Stevens and Ken
Lippy of Aylett, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Cheryl Snell of
Towanda RR5; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Douglas Fay of Columbia
Cross Roads, RR3; five grandchildren, Adam and Avery Snell, Arian, Kevin
and David Fay; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Lester Hawbaker
of Chambersburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kate Snell of
Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his favorite canine companion
The family received friends on Monday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda
Elks Lodge No. 2191 held a memorial service on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m.
at the funeral home.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church,
Interment followed in the Wysox Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion
Post No. 42 according full military honors.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Towanda
American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in memory
of David G. Snell.
Dec. 1, 2001
Mr. Robert Rosencrance, Sr., age 82, of RR2, Box 2960, Laceyville, PA
(North Flat), passed away at the Highlands in Laporte early Saturday, Dec.
Born in Laceyville on April 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Ira
and Mattie Heberling Rosencrance.
Mr. Rosencrance was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1936.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the 88th Infantry Division
in Italy during World War II, from 1945 until 1946. He was employed for
many years as a salesman for Vandervort Mills in Laceyville until its closure
in the mid-1970s. He later was employed by the Laceyville Agway until his
retirement in 1981.
Mr. Rosencrance was a member of the Rought-Hall American Legion Post
#510 of Black Walnut.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Anita Harrison; a daughter,
Ellen Cornell of Laceyville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert, Jr.
and Sandy Rosencrance of Woodstock, GA, Alan and Susan Rosencrance of New
Market, MD and Albert and Wen Rosencrance of Great Falls, VA; four grandsons,
two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren; also several nieces and
nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Marie Foote
and three brothers, Francis Rosencrance, Boyd Rosencrance and Lawrence
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon
Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Elk
Lake Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the
Graveside military services will be conducted by members of the Rought-Hall
Post 510, American Legion and the VFW Endless Mountains Post #3583.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laceyville
Ambulance Association, PO Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623.
Nov. 29, 2001
Harold W. Hower, 87, died at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at
Elizabeth Church Manor, Binghamton, NY.
He was born in Berwick March 31, 1914, a son of the late John A. and
Daisy Folk Hower.
He had resided in Laceyville and prior to that in Flagler Beach, FL
He was employed by the IBM Corp. in Endicott, NY until retiring.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Pauline Reese Hower
and a brother, Allen Hower.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ted (Marion) Demaree of Quaker Lake;
nieces and nephew.
Private services were held with burial at Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg,
under the direction of Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck.
Nov. 27, 2001
Susanna "Susie" E. Burgess of Mehoopany, PA, passed away on Tuesday
evening, Nov. 27, 2001 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She
was born in Mehoopany on June 10, 1917, a daughter of the late Arthur and
Florence Place Henning.
She was a graduate of Mehoopany High School, Class of 1935, member of
the Mehoopany United Methodist Church and the Mehoopany Ladies Auxiliary
of Tyler Memorial Hospital where she served as volunteer in the Kozy Corner
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore G. Burgess on Dec.
13, 1982 and brothers, Donald and A. Phillip Henning.
Surviving are sons, Steve Burgess of Mehoopany, Jerry Burgess of Bear
Creek; daughter, Donna Rettke of Mehoopany; eight grandchildren and six
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. from the
Mehoopany United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Catherine Parsons, pastor
of the church, officiating. Interment will be held on Friday at the Vaughan
Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the Tyler Health Foundation,
880 SR 6W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church,
RR1, Box 7, Mehoopany, PA 18629. Arrangements by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral
Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Nicholas T. Carnevale
Nov. 27, 2001
Mr. Nicholas T. Carnevale, age 75, of RR1, Box 1803, Laceyville, PA
(Black Walnut) passed away on Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, 2001 at the Moses
Taylor Hospital in Scranton after an illness.
Born in Scranton on Sept. 9, 1926, he was the son of the late Nicholas
P. and Mildred Palumbo Carnevale. Mr. Carnevale was a veteran of World
War II, serving in the United States Navy as a Carpenterís Mate Third Class,
from 1944 until 1946.
He was employed for many years by the Pennsylvania Railroad until 1960.
Nick then became a flooring installer, working for many different carpet
stores in Wyoming County. In 1985 he opened Carnevale Carpet in Black Walnut,
where he sold and installed carpet, along with his son, for many years
until his retirement in 1993. He then sold the business in 1994 to his
son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas, Jr. and Kathy Carnevale, current owners
Nick was a member of the St. Joachimís Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen
and a very active member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in
Black Walnut. Having served on many boards and holding many offices throughout
his membership, he was on the board of directors and the finance officer.
He was an integral part in bringing the Black Walnut Legion to what it
is today. Nick was responsible for the renovations to the legion hall and
for the new bingo hall. He was a major part of organizing all of the legion
events including Cow Pie Bingo, Steak Bakes and Chicken Barbecues. He also
was the founder of the Black Walnut Rod and Reel Club. He enjoyed many
days fishing the Susquehanna River between Laceyville and Meshoppen, with
many fishing buddies.
Nick is survived by his long-time companion, Betty Kitchnefski of Black
Walnut; a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas, Jr. and Kathy Carnevale of
Meshoppen; daughters, Arvilla Carnevale and Mrs. Louis (Gail) Hilbert,
both of Orlando, FL and Joanna Carnevale of Dunedin, FL; two sisters, Mrs.
Paul (Ann) Gapen of Cheyenne, WY and Mrs. Joan Lenegar of Del Ray Beach,
FL; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. from
the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a Mass of Christian
Burial at the St. Joachimís Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen at 11 a.m.
with Father Joseph J. Manarchuck of the church, officiating. Interment
will be in Lacey Street Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 30 from
2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., with a Vigil Service to be held at 8 p.m., Friday
Graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the
Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion and the VFW Endless Mountains Post
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rought
Hall Post #510 American Legion, c/o Mr. Joseph Rhubright, RR2, Lacey St.,
Laceyville, PA 18623.
Nov. 27, 2001
Stanislaw Iwanowski, age 80, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA passed
away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at The Highlands in Laporte, PA.
Stan was born in Poland on Feb. 14, 1921, son of the late Stanley and
Paula Zalewskicz Iwanowski. He and his wife, Frances resided in New Jersey
for many years where Stan worked as a pipe cutter for the Swepco Pipe Co.
of Clifton, NJ. Frances predeceased him in 1993.
Stan moved to Wyalusing and then to Sullivan Terrace in 1998.
He was a member of St. Basilís Catholic Church in Dushore.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Aniela Iwanowski,
Pocono Summit; a son-in-law, Benny F. Duzak, Schenectady, NY; three grandsons;
four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a
daughter, Donna Duzak in 1999.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. from the
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 at St. Basilís Church, Dushore,
with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding. Interment will
be in St. Michaelís Cemetery, South Hackensack, NJ.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10 a.m.
to 11 a.m.
Joyce E. (McCarthy) Sherman
Nov. 19, 2001
Joyce E. (McCarthy) Sherman, 70, of Vestal, NY, went to be with the
Lord on Monday morning, Nov. 19, 2001 a the home of her daughter, surrounded
by her loving family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Doris McCarthy; brothers,
David and James.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Ron Nemcek,
Endwell, NY, Tami and Dave Brown, Johnson City, NY; a son, Larry Paradis;
her guys, the light of her life, grandsons, Ryan and Brent Nemcek; granddaughters,
Stacey and Melia Brown; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Jeanne and Duane
Powers, Birchardville, Marion Bollinger, Tunkhannock, Peggy Watts and Patricia
Wescott, both of Lawton; a special aunt, Grace Merritt; a special niece,
Megan; several nieces and nephews and special friends, too numerous to
mention and her faithful companion, Muffin.
She was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Endicott.
A retired employee of the Binghamton Psychiatric Center, Joyce will
be missed for her love of cooking and always being there to lend a compassionate
Funeral services were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Coleman &
Daniels Funeral Home, Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott, with a funeral mass
at 10 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church. Entombment was in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to
Expressions of sympathy can be made in her memory to the Speak Sanctuary,
Flint Rd., Binghamton, or to the Animal Humane Society, 5 Jackson St.,
Genevieve (Margaret) Hitchcock
Nov. 26, 2001
Genevieve (Margaret) Hitchcock, age 80, a resident at Bradford County
Manor, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital
She was born on Nov. 6, 1921 in Wyalusing, a daughter of the late Hubert
and Ethel Walker.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, the late George Hitchcock.
She had spent her entire lifetime in Bradford County and enjoyed time
spent doing word search puzzles, playing games and shopping.
Survivors include William Kissell and Brenda Ellison of Elmira, NY;
a brother, Donald Walker of Towanda; three grandchildren and many nieces
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by daughters,
Jessica Lattimer and Pauline Lattimer.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in the
McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday from 1 p.m. until
the time of the service.
Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery.
Thomas B. Eberlin
Nov. 23, 2001
Thomas B. Eberlin, of Binghamton, NY, age 73, passed away on Friday,
Nov. 23, 2001 at Lourdes Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Waverly,
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Lucretia and a grandson,
He was a member of the Glen Castle United Methodist Church, where he
was an active member for many years. He was a faithful and loving husband,
father and grandparent. He loved his church and church family.
He was employed by Spaulding Bakeries for many years and retired from
Bob Murphy, Inc. He loved camping, gardening and traveling with his wife.
A Boy Scout leader for many years, he was a trustee of Glen Castle United
Methodist Church, a member of Southern Tier Good Sam Club, United Methodist
Campers and Family Motorcoach Camping Clubs.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Cleo Eberlin of Binghamton;
one daughter, Gail Heath of Norfolk, VA; one son, Richard Eberlin of Sugar
Run; four grandchildren, Jonah and Heather Eberlin of Laceyville, Bryan
Eberlin of Sugar Run and Tina Heath of Jacksonville, NC; two great-grandchildren,
Dakota Eberlin of Laceyville and Helena Heath of Jacksonville, NC; a sister
and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Hibbard of Thousand Oaks, CA; his
father-in-law, Charles VerBryck of Sugar Run; two nieces, several cousins
and many friends.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at Quicks
Bend Cemetery, Sugar Run. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 8 at
Glen Castle United Methodist Church, Rt. 11, Castle Creek with Rev. William
Puckey, pastor, officiating.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Glen Castle United
Methodist Church, PO Box 63, Glen Castle, NY 13744.
Arrangements were under the direction of the William R. Chase &
Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson.
Elizabeth Schoonover Thornton
Nov. 15, 2001
Elizabeth Schoonover Thornton, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, passed away
on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 after a brief illness at the age of 95 in Richmond,
She was born in Athens, PA on Sept. 3, 1906, a daughter of James Avert
Schoonover and Harriet Layman Schoonover. The family later moved to Lime
One brother, John H. Schoonover, preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1976;
her father in 1921 and mother in 1965.
Elizabeth attended Camptown High School, Columbia University and Clifton
Springs Sanitarium School of Nursing where she graduated in 1928.
She married Carroll F. Thornton on July 24, 1930 in Geneva, NY and resided
there until 1943. She moved later that year to Long Island, NY and worked
as a registered nurse for the Department of Mental Hygiene until retiring
in April 1971 as a nurse supervisor after 28 years. After retirement she
resided in Wyalusing until March 1991 when she moved to The Virginian Retirement
Home in Richmond, VA.
She was an avid horsewoman and a member of Smith Town Long Island Hunt
Club for several years. Also, she was a great fan of baseballís New York
Mets and a charter member of The Lady Mets. Elizabeth was a member of St.
Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Richmond, VA.
She is survived by a loving daughter-in-law, Nancy L. Thornton of Midlothian,
VA (widow of eldest son, Carroll who died in 1993), twin sons, John S.
Thornton of Carthage, NY, Richard J. Thornton of CA, seven grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several dear friends,
Becky and Donnie Burgess of Wyalusing, PA, and Jerry S. Woo of Richmond,
A graveside service will be held at the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown,
PA on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Francis Homet Vaughan
Nov. 24, 2001
Dr. Francis Homet Vaughan, 85, of Riverside, PA, died early Saturday
morning Nov. 24, 2001 at the Vintage Knolls, Danville, PA where he had
resided since Sept. 2001. He formerly resided at 16 West Market St., Danville.
He was born July 9, 1916 in Homets Ferry, Bradford County, PA, the son
of the late Frank and Geraldine Homet Vaughan. He graduated from Camptown
High School and Hastings College in Nebraska. He also graduated from Temple
University where he received his D.D.S. Dr. Vaughan also served two years
as a Major in the United States Army Dental Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He was self-employed as a dentist at 111 Mill St., Danville from 1940
until his retirement in 1984. Dr. Vaughan was a member of the Mahoning
Presbyterian Church in Danville where he served as an elder. He was a member
of Danville Lodge #224 F&AM for over 50 years and the Caldwell Consistory
in Bloomsburg. He was a lifetime member of the Danville Elks for over 60
years. Dr. Vaughan was also a member of the Tri-County Dental Society.
He was a member of the Sandy Run Hunting Camp for over 50 years, Southside
Fire Company in Riverside and a member of the Montour County Historical
Society. He was an original member of the Frosty Valley Country Club and
served 12 years on the Danville School Board. He volunteered at the Maria
Joseph Manor as an escort. He was a supporter and a descendant of French
Azilum in Bradford County. Dr. Vaughan was raised on a farm and always
enjoyed farming and gardening.
Dr. Vaughan was married March 24, 1940 to the late Roberta Shaw Vaughan
for 59 years, who died Sept. 12, 1999. Survivors include three daughters,
Janice Eldridge Bye of Wenonah, NJ, Gerre E. Vecchiola of Greensburg and
Roberta S. Maggs of Danville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy
Magill on Feb. 2, 1999.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mahoning
Presbyterian Church, East Mahoning and Ferry Streets, Danville with his
pastor, the Reverend Judson S. Bennett, officiating.
Burial will be private in the Homets Ferry Cemetery.
Friends were received on Tuesday evening, Nov. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. from
the Miller-Visneski Funeral Home, 10 West Mahoning St., Danville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the
Mahoning Presbyterian Church, 106 East Mahoning St., Danville or to the
Montour County Historical Society, PO Box 8, Danville, PA17821.
James E. Price
Nov. 15, 2001
James E. Price, 87, of Wysox, and formerly of Newport Township, Luzerne
County, PA died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda,
where he had been a patient for 10 days.
Born on June 9, 1914 in Sugar Notch, he was a son of the late James
and Alice Hudson Price. He graduated from the former Newport Township High
School in 1932.
Mr. Price was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in
the European Theater of Operations in the 26th Infantry, First Division.
He attained the rank of tech sergeant.
Prior to retiring in 1984, he had been county assessor for Luzerne County
for several years and formerly was the executive director of the Luzerne
County Redevelopment Authority. He had also previously served as secretary-treasurer
for Newport Township for over 30 years.
He was a former member of Newport Township Lions Club and was instrumental
in the forming of Newport Township Little League Baseball. He later became
a sectional director for Little League in the state of Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Price and sisters, Thelma
Gress and Gladys Pearce.
Surviving are his daughters, Sarah Price and M. Carole Pfifferling;
several nieces and nephews and companion and special friend, Emma Whitney
Private graveside services were held in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre,
with Andrea McDonnell, pastor of Newport United Methodist Church, Alden,
officiating. There were no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newport United
Methodist Church, c/o Lonee Krietzer, 301 E. Ridge St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.
Arrangements were by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.
Mrs. Anna E. Delovich
Nov. 20, 2001
Mrs. Anna E. Delovich, age 86, of Lopez, PA died on Tuesday, Nov. 20,
2001 at The Highlands, Laporte.
Anna was born on Feb. 13, 1915 in Lopez, a daughter of the late Thomas
and Efemia Demanovich Elchak. She attended schools in Lopez and later moved
to New Jersey. She married the Peter Delovich of Lopez, who predeceased
her on Nov. 25, 1984.
She lived and worked in Bristol, CT for many years and later lived in
Elmira, NY. She then returned to Lopez and worked as a sewing machine operator
in Lopez at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. at Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory
in Mildred and Dushore Lingerie and Sulcraft in Dushore.
She was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
A member of St. Vladimirís Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez, she also
was a member of I.L.G.W.U.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas P. and Elaine Delovich,
Wyalusing; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Allen Williams, Lopez;
one granddaughter, Jacqueline Delovich of New York City; three grandsons,
Timothy Delovich, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ and Allen K. Williams,
III and Matthew P. Williams, both of Lopez; a sister, Alice Shepard, Blue
Hill, ME; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Dolores Elchak, Lopez, Michael
and Anne Elchak of Monroeton; a sister-in-law, Cora Elchak of Lopez.
Burial services were held on Friday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Vladimirís
Orthodox Church, Lopez with Hieromonk Michael Thier, her pastor, presiding.
Interment was in St. Vladimirís Cemetery, Lopez.
Friends called on Thursday evening, Nov. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. There was a Parastas
Service on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
November 18, 2001
Miss Shirley A. Taylor of Wyalusing, PA passed away on Sunday, Nov.
18, 2001 after a lengthy illness. She was 79.
Shirley was born in Wyalusing on Oct. 18, 1922, the daughter of the
late Bascom and Katherine Tompkins Taylor. She graduated from Wyalusing
High School, a member of the Class of 1941.
Shirley was a lifelong member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.
She was also an active member of the former Wyalusing Chapter #523, Order
of Eastern Star and currently the Meshoppen Chapter #70 OES, from which
she recently received a 50-year honor and pin to commemorate her years
of service. Shirley was also a 50-year member of the Wyalusing Chapter
of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as Constitution
Chairman, Flag Chairman and Chaplain. In her early years, she served as
a volunteer Girl Scout leader. She was known throughout the community for
her generous spirit and her love of people.
Survivors include her first cousins, Roy Jones of Wyalusing, Lucy Case
of Canandaigua, NY, Charlotte Scott of Elmira, NY, Jean Mancus of Alameda,
CA, Marion Holzman of Vernon, CT and Robert Taylor of Towanda, as well
as by numerous other cousins. She leaves behind many dear and long-time
Funeral services will be held at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church at
11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 with the Rev. Barry Ballard, her pastor, officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Members of the Meshoppen Chapter #70 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct
a funeral service at 9:45 a.m. on Friday morning at the church. Interment
will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, NY at the convenience of the
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wyalusing
Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
November 12, 2001
Maurice D. Taylor, age 95, of Montrose, PA died Wednesday, Nov. 14,
2001 at his residence. Born April 13, 1906 in Dixon, he was the son of
the late George and Ora (Thomas) Taylor. In June of 1985, he was married
to Charlotte (Stilson) who survives. His first wife, Margaret (Beach) predeceased
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.
While he graduated from Montrose High School in 1924, his career in
music education began before that at the age of 14. He and his brother
offered music lessons and rented musical instruments. He also organized
the first Montrose Community Band. After high school, the business continued
to expand. He was asked to teach music at Montrose High School in 1927.
By 1928, the combined band from the high school and the community won first
prize in the Pennsylvania State Finals for small school bands. He also
organized massed band concerts which included bands from surrounding communities.
One of the larger gatherings included over 600 participants. In 1938, he
was asked to print material he was using in organizing bands. This led
to the establishment of Montrose Music House and Taylorís Publishing Company.
The first series of books was called "Easy Steps to the Band." He put together
over 158 music books.
In 1945, he sold the business to Mills Music, Inc. in New York City
to devote more time to teaching. In 1955, he retired the first time from
Montrose High School, but stayed active in music by writing and traveling
to college campuses as a guest speaker. In 1967, he returned to Montrose
High School to teach music and retired again in 1972. He was called the
dean of Pennsylvania school band directors by his fellow members of the
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association in which he was a lifetime member.
In 1980, he was granted an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Susquehanna
University and 1993, received a Citation of Excellence from the National
Band Masters Association.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Janet M. Taylor
of Westchester, IL; a daughter-in-law, Edith W. Taylor, Charlotte, NC;
a son-in-law, William Green of York; six grandchildren, Marcia Rhyne, Suzanne
Kinne, William Green, Jr., Deborah Geer, Pamela Barbuto, Susan Duran; nine
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Louis and Leon Taylor; two sons, Dr.
Donald J. Taylor and Gordon D. Taylor and a daughter, Margaret Green.
Services were held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church, Montrose. The family provided all the flowers and suggests that
if desired, memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church
of Montrose, 71 Church St., Montrose, PA 18801.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc.,
74 Church St., Montrose.
November 15, 2001
Mr. Lewis M. Sterling, age 85, of RR1, Box 207, Sterling Hill Rd., Wyalusing,
PA (Browntown) passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2001 at the Robert
Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born in Wyalusing on Dec. 19, 1915, he was the son of the late Martin
and Ethel Rutan Sterling. Mr. Sterling married the former Dorothy Lindstrom
in 1935 at the family home in Merryall.
Mr. Sterling attended the Camptown High School, after which he made
his living as a dairy farmer on his farm on Sterling Hill Rd. in Browntown.
He was also employed by Sylvania in Towanda for 21 years, retiring in 1982
after which he continued to operate his farm until his death.
He was a member of the Camptown Community Church, a 50 year member of
the Wyalusing Grange #1965, a member of the Wysox Odd Fellows Lodge. While
he was farming, he was a member of the Wyalusing Dairymenís League and
later the Wyalusing Dairylea. He was also a Wyalusing Township Supervisor
for 18 years and a past Bradford County Deputy Game Warden. In his spare
time, he enjoyed hunting on his farm and also enjoyed watching and caring
for his many animals.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Lindstrom Sterling, at home;
a daughter and son-in-law, Alita and Rod Millard of Wyalusing; a son and
daughter-in-law, Mason and Andrea Sterling of Laceyville; a son, Dr. Scott
Sterling, D.O. of Wyalusing; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Lindstrom Comstock
of South Montrose and a brother-in-law and niece, Wayne Campbell and Denise
Campbell, both of Lawton; eight grandchildren, Valerie Millard of Wyalusing,
Mrs. Michael (Beth) Shaw of Sayre, Christa Millard of Wyalusing, Stephanie
Millard of Honesdale, Mrs. Randy (Rhaegan) Hugo of Wyalusing, Shey Sterling
of Laceyville and Brandon and Zachary Sterling of Parkesburg; five great-grandchildren,
Adrielle and Colin Blemle of Wyalusing, John and Michael Shaw of Sayre
and Jhaeden Hugo of Wyalusing. Besides his parents, he was preceded in
death by a sister, Ruth Sterling Allis and her husband, Vernon Allis; a
sister, Lucille Sterling Campbell; a grandson, Mitchell Jay Millard and
a stepfather-in-law, Mr. Paul Coleman.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. from the Camptown
Community Church with Rev. Helen Learn and Rev. Joyce Warner of the Camptown
Community Church and a close family friend, Rev. James Valentine of the
Newark Valley United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the
Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville
on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the
Camptown Community Church, c/o Mrs. Beverly Skillings, RR3, Wyalusing,
Robert O. Parr
November 19. 2001
Robert O. Parr of Hill Top Drive, Tunkhannock, PA, passed away on Monday,
Nov. 19, 2001 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born on
Feb. 24, 1928 in Mount Bethel, NJ, a son of the late William P. and Cletus
He attended Newton High School in Newton, NJ. Prior to his retirement
he worked for Sire Power for 30 years and Select Sires in Tunkhannock for
10 years, retiring as general manager in 1990. He was a member of the Tunkhannock
United Methodist Church and served as co-chairman for the Dairy Committee
of the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. For 40 years he served as a square
dance caller at many dances and for the Melody Four and Bulls Eye Bands.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Adelaide M. Westbrook Parr;
sons, Robert E. of Tunkhannock, Richard E. of Mehoopany; daughters, Darlene
Hoff of Easton, Donna Pecellak of Meshoppen, Debra Benson of Mehoopany;
a brother, Lesley Parr of Monroe, NC; sisters, Elizabeth McPeek of Rock
Hill, SC, Ula Vealey, Newton, NJ and Jocelyn Decker of Matthew, NC; 12
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
a brother, Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. from the
Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev.
Roger Richards, pastor of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Interment
will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wyoming County Dairy Club,
c/o Charlotte Severcool, 273 SR 1001, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Mr. Francis A. Lockburner, age 79, of 111 John St., Pittston, PA, passed
away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. Born Oct. 30, 1922 in Sparta,
NJ, he was the son of Belma Ross Lockburner, Sparta, NJ and the late Frank
He graduated from Newton High School, Newton, NJ in 1941 and attended
Penn State University. He was a former Democratic Freeholder of Sussex
County, NJ for nine years. Francis was self-employed in various ventures
including, farming, the cattle feed business, auto parts and farm machinery
business. He was proprietor of Discount Groceries in Sussex, NJ, Laceyville,
West Pittston, Tunkhannock, Hallstead and Archbald, PA. He was also part
owner of Table Rock Hotel, Inc. in Skinners Eddy.
A member of the Masons and Tall Cedars, he was a charter member of Hare
Ridge Sportsmenís Club and Doolittle Hill Sportsmenís Association. He also
was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in1960, a past member
of the Wyoming County Welfare Board, the Democratic party and was an active
member of the Laceyville Rotary Club.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his four children, Lorraine Hill
of Newton, NJ, Linda Ayers of Meshoppen, Sherre Boyanowski of Laceyville;
a son, Dwayne, of Ham Lake, MN; eleven grandchildren; brothers, Vivian
(Tucker) Lockburner, Effort, Frank Lockburner, Newton, NJ, Thomas Lockburner,
Florham Park, NJ; sisters, Florence Lauer, Blairstown, NJ, Elizabeth (Betty)
Slack, Mesa, AZ, Joyce Steffy, Hamburg, NJ, Agnes Haley, Lakeland, FL,
Jean Northrup, Ashland, VA, Marjoree Mistretta, Lakeland, FL, Elaine Blanchard,
Cedar Knolls, NJ, Molly Harrje, Vernon, NJ and Diane Smith, Los Angeles,
CA. He is also survived by his estranged wife, the former Claire Serice.
The viewing was held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home,
134 Church St., Pittston, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service
was held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American
Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Local memorial services are being planned with date and time to be announced.
Jeanne H. Culver
November 13, 2001
Jeanne H. Culver, wife of Robert O. Culver of 9636 Versailles Plank
Road, Angola, NY went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Tuesday,
Nov. 13, 2001.
Jeanne was born in 1937, one of four daughters of Eugene and Ruth Walters
of Lackawanna, NY. Jeanne was married at Kennedy Free Methodist Church
in 1962 to Robert O. Culver of Lackawanna and formerly of Silvara. They
made their first home at Ridgewood Village, Lackawanna, NY and later moved
to Angola where Jeanne spent several years as a Tupperware consultant.
Jeanne was a devoted wife and mother and cherished every moment spent with
her children and grandchildren.
Jeanne will best be remembered for her devotion to the youth in her
church and community. She currently retired her position of over 40 years
of service as CYC (Kidís Club) Director at the Angola Wesleyan Church.
She was a loving and consistent Christian her entire life. Her passing
is greatly lamented by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband and three children, Lynn Smith of Derby,
NY, Colleen Culver of Eden, NY and Robert E. Culver of Derby, NY; her mother,
Ruth Smith, Gowanda Nursing Home; her mother-in-law, Dorothy L. Culver
of Silvara; grandchildren, Daniel Culver of Eden, NY, Caitlon and Paige
Smith of Derby, NY; stepgrandchildren, Bill and Mike Smith; three sisters,
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Eugene Walters
of Lackawanna, NY; her father-in-law, Orwyn K. Culver of Silvara; her stepfather,
Fletcher Smith; a sister-in-law, Mary Culver of Vernon and a brother-in-law,
Viewings were held at the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home in Angola, with
a largely attended funeral on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Angola Wesleyan Church.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution in memory of Jeanne, may send
it to the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102,
Amherst, NY 14226.
November 8, 2001
Charles A. Buckingham of Floral City, FL passed away at home on Thursday,
Nov. 8, 2001, following an illness.
Born in Jenningsville on Sept. 2, 1925, he was a son of the late Ambrose
and Anna Dotter Buckingham. He served in the U.S. Army during World War
II. He was a retired welder and a lifetime member of Floral City VFW.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly (Crispell) Buckingham; four sons, Larry,
Lyle, David and Kirby; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Robert of Port Allegany and Donald of Ridge, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie
Haight, Waverly, NY, Mrs. Ella Wells, Whitewater, WI, Mrs. Amy Jayne, Meshoppen
and Mrs. Marion Line, Lovelton.
He was preceded in death by brothers, George, Albert and Clarence and
sisters, Helen Buckingham, Edith Hulbirt, Grace Eveland, Marjorie Goble
and Lucy Wells.
Services were held on Nov. 14 at the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home of
November 15, 2001
Josephine (JoJo) McKernan Barry, age 78, Mildred, PA, passed away on
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
Josephine was born Aug. 15, 1923 in Albany Township, Bradford County,
a daughter of the late James M. and Mary Ann Ryan McKernan.
Josephine retired from the former EndicottJohnson Shoe Manufacturing
Plant in Mildred after many years of service.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred.
She also enjoyed growing flowers and was an avid Dale Earnhardt NASCAR
Surviving are two sons and daughtersinlaw, Patrick and Joann Barry,
Towanda, William (Breezy) Barry and Ella Marks, Dushore; a stepson and
spouse, John and Sally White, Mildred; twin brother and sisterinlaw, John
D. and Betty McKernan, New Albany; two grandsons, Aaron and Brian; five
granddaughters, Lisa, Kathy, Gary, Donna and Sarah; six greatgrandchildren,
Natasia, Breannan, Neven, Taylor, Delania and Kendrick; several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James McKernan and sisters,
Betty Cain, Mary AnnMcKernan, Helen (Nellie) Pompeii and Julia Grady.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. from the
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and was followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basilís Church in Dushore
with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, her pastor, presiding. Interment was in
St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey.
Friends called on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Nov 8, 2001
Mrs. Florence M. Abrey, age 85, of Penfield, NY, passed away on Thursday,
Nov. 8, 2001 at the Rochester General Hospital Medical Center following
an automobile accident.
Florence was born in Rochester, NY on May 22, 1916, a daughter of the
late August and Florence Dildine Krauter. She married George Abrey of Rochester.
They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
Florence was a homemaker and active gardener. She was very interested
in her community and her church. She served as an active member of the
RidgeCulver Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for more than 40
years. She and George lived in East Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester.
They retired to Penfield in 1968. Much of her time in recent years was
devoted to her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and the care of her
Florence was a communicant of St. Ceciliaís in Irondequoit and Holy
Spirit in Penfield.
Surviving are her husband, George, at home; two sons and daughtersinlaw,
Donald and Joan Abrey, Wyalusing, Thomas and Deborah Abrey, Webster, NY;
a daughter, Carol Abrey, Alder Creek, CA; a brother and sisterinlaw, Edward
and Sheila Krauter, Irondequoit, NY; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 14 at Holy Spirit
Church in Penfield with the Rev. P. Frederick Helfrich presiding. Interment
was in the Irondequoit Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Good Days and Special Times, PittsfordMendon
Road, Mendon, NY 14506. The camp on Keuka Lake provides camping opportunities
and support groups for children and adults with terminal cancer, AIDS and
sickle cell anemia.
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