April 13, 2003
Albert C. (Skeet) Lamb, age 74, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Sunday,
April 13, 2003, surrounded by his loving and devoted family at the Robert
Packer Hospital in Sayre.
He was born on July 11, 1928 in Troy Township, a son of the late Albert
Winfield and Adis Lattimer Lamb.
On Feb. 19, 1950, Albert married the former Ruth Glosenger in Sayre.
It was a loving and devoted marriage that lasted 46 years. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Ruth on Dec. 10, 1996.
Skeet and Ruth moved from Sayre to Wyalusing in 1956.
He owned and operated a service station in Wyalusing for many years.
He offered O.J.T. (on-the-job training) for local youth at his station.
Mr. Lamb was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. His
other memberships included: Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F&AM, where
he served as a past master and lodge treasurer; the Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite Valley of Williamsport, the Wyalusing Lions Club and was
president and director and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
He was also an active member of the Wyalusing Fire and Ambulance Associations
for many years.
His hobbies included softball, bowling, trout fishing and hunting.
He especially enjoyed time spent in Penn Yan, NY at the lake with his
family and many friends.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, Pamela S. Lamb of Lairdsville,
Andrea J. and Emery Thorn, Sr. of Laceyville, Vickie A. and Raymond Morris
of Quicks Bend, Diana J. Lamb of Wyalusing, Jeffrey A. and Dawn Lamb of
Stevensville, Allyson K. and Kenneth Brooks of Stevensville, Gregory C.
and Jeanne Lamb of Bakersfield, CA; 12 grandchildren: Emery Thorn, Jr.,
Anthony K. Lamb, Darcie L. Welsted, Dakotah L. Brown, Lindsay L. Brown,
J. Andrew Lamb, Rachell T. Lamb, Jonathan M. Lamb, Casey L. Ott, Bobbi
Jo Ott, Kayla L. Burnight and Timothy J. Burnight; two great-granddaughters,
Olivia Ruth Lamb and Madison Alexis Welsted; a sister, Doris Craig; a brother,
Roger Lamb; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Samuel Lamb and a sister, Harriet Fay.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell C. Pierce, his pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
Friends and family called on Tuesday, April 15 at the McHenry Funeral
Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic
funeral service was held on Tuesday evening by members of the Wyalusing
Lodge #618 F&AM at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wyalusing
United Methodist Church, Wyalusing Lions Club (charity fund) or the Wyalusing
Masonic Lodge #618 F&AM in Mr. Lamb’s memory.
April 7, 2003
Peter Williams Layman, age 98, of Streetsboro, OH, formerly of Hollenback,
PA, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Anna Maria of Aurora Nursing
Home in Aurora, OH where he had resided since January 2001.
Born Sept. 22, 1904 in Terry Township, Bradford County, PA, Peter was
the third child of Frederick and Eva Williams Layman. After several years
of childhood illnesses, he completed eighth grade at the one-room Vial
Hill School in 1920. He drove a Model-T Ford truck, hauling the family
dairy’s milk to the Wyalusing Creamery on his way to Wyalusing High School
from which he graduated in the 17-member class of 1924.
The following school year, he returned to the Vial Hill School and taught
all eight grades. In the fall of 1925, he took additional math courses
at Towanda High School to meet entrance requirements for the architecture
program in Penn State’s College of Engineering. Prior to starting his freshman
year, he worked as a clerk and helper at the Wyalusing Hotel during the
winter and summer of 1926. He described it as a "busy time" during which
the sections of U.S. Route 6 from Wysox to Wyalusing, and on to Laceyville
were first paved with concrete.
While at Penn State, Peter earned his room and board by working in fraternity
dining halls. He was on the art staff of the La Vie yearbook, and was elected
to Scarab, a national architecture honorary society and Pi Gamma Alpha,
a fine arts honorary society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Architectural Design in 1930 in the midst of the Great Depression.
With virtually no employment available in the field of architecture,
he worked as a draftsman for Whipple Brothers of Laceyville in the summer
of 1930, prior to taking a teaching position with the private Lutheran
Tressler Orphan’s School in Loysville, PA, where he continued for five
Peter met Kathryn Gamble at her sister, Ethlyn’s wedding in 1926, and
they were married five years to the day on June 25, 1931. Both Peter and
Kathryn taught at the Perry County School until moving to Boston, MA in
1935, where Peter studied and taught in the Department of Fine Arts at
Harvard University. He was awarded the Edward R. Bacon Fellowship for two
years of independent travel and study of art in Europe.
He sailed to Cherbourg, France on the H.M.S. Queen Mary in August of
1939. As he arrived in Paris, Hitler invaded Poland and World War II began.
His planned travel to Istanbul, Turkey, to assist another Harvard Bacon
Fellow with obtaining plaster copies of mosaics from Aya Sophia, ended
abruptly when all passengers were ordered off the train in Lyon, France.
Due to the political uncertainties and imminent danger, he had to return
to the United States. After enduring five weeks of severe communication
problems and restrictive travel conditions, he was approved for return
passage on "cot #7" in the Playroom of the S.S. Manhattan.
Upon his arrival in New York City on October 8, 1939, he learned all
his letters to Kathryn had arrived only a day earlier; they had been delayed
for censoring by the French government. He continued studying at Harvard
and was offered a teaching position for the summer of 1941, only to have
it cancelled when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Early in 1942, Peter and Kathryn returned to the Wyalusing area, bought
a farm in Hollenback, where their son, Scott was born. While working available
hourly jobs (his summer haying job paid a total of $22) he also raised
chickens, pigs and calves while developing a small dairy herd. By 1948,
realizing the farm was not large enough scale to continue, he sold the
dairy herd and returned to Harvard where he completed his Master’s Degree
Peter was next employed as an instructor with the Bradford County teachers
of the G.I. "On-Farm" program which assisted veterans in becoming self-sufficient
farmers. In 1950, he became Head Instructor with full responsibility for
the program for Bradford and Sullivan Counties. In 1953, he was offered
a position teaching art in the Sayre Area Schools.
To achieve public school teaching certification, he attended three summer
school sessions at Penn State and took additional short-courses. In 1958,
he took a similar position with the Montrose School System and continued
there until his retirement in 1967. In both Sayre and Montrose, his responsibilities
included work with school yearbook staffs, poster contests, preparation
of stage scenery, etc. His greatest satisfactions came from the development
of his "elective art" students, some of whom continued their study toward
careers in art.
He was a member of local, state and national professional educational
and art associations, and continually enriched his interests and skills
in art media through workshops, short courses and private study. Stone
and wood sculpture and ceramics were studied during his early years of
During the late 1940’s and into the 1950’s, Peter served 11 years on
the Wilmot Township School Board, serving as secretary for the last eight
years. He was especially proud of being instrumental in the initial merging
of the Wyalusing, New Albany and Laceyville Schools into the Wyalusing
Valley School System. They were interesting times, as all of the rural
one-room schools were closed within a few years…a very unpopular move in
some communities. His strong and abiding interest in the system and its
students continued throughout his life.
He was a charter member of the Great Books Discussion group that met
monthly in Towanda for several years in the 1950s, and was a regular attendee
of the Community Concert Series that brought professional musicians to
Towanda. Walks in the woods were always a favorite part of Peter and Kathryn’s
life; his ten-day Appalachian Trail hike from the Delaware Water Gap to
the Susquehanna River at Duncannon with Scott in 1956 intensified his interest
in hiking. The trail shelters so impressed him, that he and Scott built
a similar stone structure on their farm. It became a source of great enjoyment
and many memorable overnights for friends and family alike.
In retirement, Peter and Kathryn enjoyed hiking in the Endless Mountains,
as well as longer hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Maine, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania and Virginia. During the seventies, they enjoyed having one
or more of their three young grandchildren stay with them at the farm…the
times were always filled with new and unique adventures which enriched
the lives of both generations. No travels were more prized than their many
journeys to Ohio for birthdays, concerts, church musical programs, scout
award ceremonies, marching band competitions, high school and college graduations
and marriages of their three grandchildren.
Together, they witnessed their family’s growth, marriages and evolving
careers with pride and great satisfaction. Their words of encouragement
and enthusiastic interest in family member’s accomplishments are an enduring
During Peter’s recent two years as a resident in Ohio, he has been able
to know and interact with his five great-grandchildren…a rare privilege
and rich heritage for both Peter and his family.
Throughout more than thirty years of retirement, Peter and Kathryn attended
hundreds of school events, often traveling to away contests or community
events involving local youth. Special recognition of their dedicated support
was given in 1994 at the Wyalusing High School Sports Banquet when the
announcement was made "In honor of their countless hours of unselfish dedication
to the young men and women of our community, tonight we dedicate this gymnasium
in their honor as the Layman Gymnasium." The honor was deeply appreciated
and a source of much personal satisfaction. Mention of the school’s successes
and student achievements always brightened his day.
Significant recent celebrations have included Kathryn’s 100th birthday
on January 7, 2000, Peter and Kathryn’s 69th wedding anniversary on June
25, 2000 and Peter’s 98th birthday, with all family members attending on
September 22, 2002.
Surviving are: their son, Scott of Kent, OH; three grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren: Dr. Martin W. Layman, his wife Margery and daughters,
Amanda and Samantha of Chagrin Falls, OH, Eric B. Layman, his wife, Deborah
and daughter, Hannah of South Euclid, OH and Karin L. Conroy, husband,
Edward, sons, Nathan and Ryan of Uniontown, OH. Nieces and nephews include
Nancy G. W. Baker, Dr. Joseph Kast, Frederick Butts and Frederick Landon.
Peter was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn, his parents, Frederick C. and
Eva Williams Layman; sisters and their husbands, Ethel and Martin Butts
and Grace and George Landon; nieces, Barbara Kast, Eva Griffith and Charlotte
Urso, and nephews, Eugene Landon and Robert Butts.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in Peter’s name
to the "Kathryn and Peter Layman Scholarship Fund" care of The Peoples
State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
A memorial service will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in
Wyalusing at a date to be announced.
April 15, 2003
Mr. L. Chuck Love, age 42, of RR2, Box 317, Meshoppen, PA (South Auburn)
passed away on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital
in Sayre, after an illness.
Born in Montrose on April 29, 1960, he was the son of Charles M., Jr.
and Vera M. Norton Love of South Auburn.
Chuck was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1978. While
at Elk Lake, he was a member of their baseball team and participated in
the school plays, was a member of the school band and chorus and was his
class valedictorian. He was a graduate of Penn State University, Class
of 1982 and while at Penn State, was a member of the Penn State Glee Club.
He was also an avid Penn State football fan.
He was employed for many years for Shamrock Auctions in Meshoppen, working
at their auctions and with their computer systems.
He was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church, serving
as their pianist for over 30 years. He was also their youth group leader
and church treasurer. Chuck was a charter member of the Endless Mountains
Chorus and a member of the Montrose Harmony Men. He was a past member of
the Bonavita Construction and Maplewood Lanes softball teams, playing in
the South Montrose Softball League. He was a past member of the Wyalusing
American Legion baseball team, and most recently, was a member of the South
Auburn Community Relay for Life Team.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former
Tammy A. Lott, of South Auburn; a brother, Steve J. Love, South Auburn;
his father-in-law and mother-in-law, J. Rexford, Jr. and Martha Lott of
Auburn Center; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph R., III and Amy
Lott and Karen and Grant Adams, all of Auburn Center; also a niece and
three nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. from
the South Auburn United Methodist Church, with Rev. Beverly Murphy of the
church, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family
and friends are invited to call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St.,
Meshoppen, on Friday, April 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. The Endless
Mountains Chorus will pass in review at the funeral home on Friday evening
at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the
South Auburn Community Relay for Life Team, c/o Mrs. Luella Ruhf, RR2,
Box 243, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or to the South Auburn United Methodist Church,
c/o Mrs. Karen Fuller, RR2, Box 317 H.H., Meshoppen, PA 18630.
April 10, 2003
John Marcy Lyman, age 83, of RR1, Box 252, Springville, PA, passed
away Thursday morning, April 10, 2003 at his home on Lymanstead Farm. His
family has lived on this homestead for 200 years.
Born in Lymanville on Aug. 23, 1919, he was the son of the late Albert
Root and Nellie Marcy Lyman.
He married the former Clara Beeney on Oct. 3, 1945.
He was the owner of Lymanstead Farm and was a lifetime member of the
Lymanville United Methodist Church and a member of the Lemon United Methodist
A graduate of Springville High School, Class of 1937, he also attended
Delhi State College of Agriculture. An Army Air Corps veteran of WWII,
he served as Tech. Sgt. in the European Theatre with the 68th Bombardment
Squadron. His plane was shot down over France and he was a POW for over
a year and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Mr. Lyman was a life member of the VFW Post #383, Elk Lake and American
Legion Post 154, Montrose. He was also a member of the Tunkhannock Moose
Lodge #1296, the Susquehanna County Beekeeper’s Association and a life
member of National Holstein Association. He developed one of the first
registered Holstein herds in the area.
He was a member of the Lynn Cemetery Association, life member of the
NRA, member of PA Trappers’ Association and a former member of Elk Lake
School Board of Directors.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Litwin, Factoryville,
Carol Lyman, Springville, Esther Clarke, Meshoppen; seven grandchildren;
one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by three sisters, Helen Palmer, Ruth Cook and Esther Stevens.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin
Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Edwin A. Simmons
of the Lemon United Methodist Church and the Rev. J. Daniel Herron of the
Meshoppen United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Lynn
Cemetery, Springville Township, with military services conducted by members
of the VFW and American Legion.
Friends and family called at the funeral home on Saturday, April 12
from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lynn Cemetery
Association, c/o Chuck Stone, RR1, Springville, PA 18844.
John P. McCormack
April 13, 2003
John P. McCormack, 89, of Forest Lake, PA, died Sunday, April 13, 2003
at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.
Born June 28, 1913 in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Peter and
Katherine Lynch McCormack. He was married to Doris E. Burr McCormack, who
He was a retired electrician from NYSEG.
In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters and son-in-law,
Lynne McCormack, Bellefonte, Faith McCormack and Gerry Twombly, Lakeland,
TN; granddaughters, Faith Drewry, Portland, OR, Maci Twombly, Lakeland,
TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Chuck Spaulding, Ormond Beach,
FL, Peggy and Art Murphy, Sacramento, CA; a brother, Dick McCormack, Richmond,
VA; nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Letters of sympathy may be directed to Mrs. Doris E. McCormack, RR2,
Box 96, Montrose, PA 18801.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the
Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 346, Montrose, PA 18801.
Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, has
been entrusted with the arrangements.
April 14, 2003
Mrs. Helen Shilkoskie Richlin, age 93, of Forks Township, Sullivan
County, PA passed away on Monday, April 14, 2003 at the Highlands in Laporte.
Helen was born Jan. 28, 1910 in West Wyoming, daughter of the late Francis
and Nellie Ostrosky Shilkoskie.
Helen worked for the former Weldon Manufacturing Company in Lopez, and
later the Towanda Silk Mill and Dushore Lingerie in Dushore. She retired
from the Endicott Johnson Mfg. Co. of Mildred in 1971. She was married
to Martin J. Richlin of Forks Township, who predeceased her in 1983.
Helen lived in Forks Township most of her life and was an accomplished
gardener and an expert in crocheting.
Helen was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore and a member of the
former Altar & Rosary Society.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law; John M. and Elaine Richlin,
Dushore; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Alfred Place, Meshoppen,
Betty Miller, Elmira, NY, Margaret and Bernard Fedroff, Montoursville,
Maxine Weaver, Dushore, Sylvia Richlin, Roseville, CA; a sister, Leona
Richlin, Dushore; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons-in-law: Ellery Weaver,
Jr. of Dushore, and David Miller of Elmira, NY; three sisters, Stella Pinkowski
of Nanticoke, Sister Honoria Paluskie (Franciscan Sister), Marian Shilkoskie
of Nanticoke and a brother, John Shilkoskie of Dushore.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, April 16, at
10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Gerard L. Hawley,
her grandson, pastor of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Hawley, presiding.
Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery.
There was no visitation and the family provided their own flowers, Memorials
are directed to the St. Basil’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore,
Funeral arrangements were under the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206
Water St., Dushore, PA.
April 15, 2003
Mr. Earl A. (Smokey) Tinna, age 77, of RR2, Box 2301, Laceyville, PA,
formerly of Camptown, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2003 at
the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Born in Sayre on Aug. 3, 1925, he was the son of the late James and
Florence Brown Tinna. Mr. Tinna was the husband of the late Ina Berkley
Tinna, who passed away in 1982.
Smokey was employed as a truck driver for many years, driving for Dutch
Repsher Trucking of Laceyville, and he was also employed by Frank Newhart
Quarries, until his retirement in 1986.
In his spare time, he enjoyed helping his family and his many neighbors
and friends. He also loved and enjoyed being surrounded by his grandchildren
He is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Linda and Carl Barnes
of Laceyville, Dena and Avery Colegrove of Laceyville and Cindy Tinna and
her special friend, Paul Walters of Laceyville; a son and his wife, Ellis
and Susan Berkley of Spring Hill; a brother, Gerald (Tim) Tinna of Mehoopany
and six sisters, Jean Setser and Lola Remington, both of Tunkhannock, Helen
Wells and Margaret Carney, both of Meshoppen, Ruth cook of Tunkhannock
and Frances Mallery of Florida; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ruby and John Boyanowski
of Camptown. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by twin daughters,
Lisa and Laura Tinna in 1964; a granddaughter, Krissy Barnes in 2002 and
brothers, Kenneth Tinna and Harold (Bim) Tinna, Sr. in 1996.
At Mr. Tinna’s request, there will be no funeral services. Calling hours
will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Thursday
evening, April 17 from 6 until 9 p.m. Private graveside services will be
in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville at the convenience of the family,
with the Rev. Beverly Murphy of the South Auburn United Methodist Church,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laceyville
Ambulance Association, PO Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623.
April 3, 2003
Dolores R. Whipple, age 76, of Hughesville, PA (formerly of Dushore),
passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Highlands Nursing Home in
She was born on May 3, 1926 in Dushore, a daughter of the late Sherman
Z. and Carrie Krause Bahr.
Dolores had been a lifetime resident of the Dushore area and had resided
in Hughesville for five years.
In August of 1986, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late
Mrs. Whipple was a former member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
of Dushore and was a member of its Ladies Aide. She was also a member of
the Republican Women for many years.
She was an excellent seamstress and a great artist.
Surviving are her children and their spouses, Julia A. and Robert Stroble
of Laporte, Thomas S. Whipple of Hughesville, Timothy C. Whipple of Hughesville;
stepchildren, Gary Whipple of Allentown, Faye Hendricks of Hop Bottom;
brothers and sisters, Samuel Bahr of Towanda, Etta and Dolly Farris of
Endicott, Regina Kelly of Mildred, Sarah Bensorosky of Dushore, Robert
Bahr of Monroeton; six grandchildren, Benjamin C. and Alexis Stroble of
Richmond, VA, Kristen L. Stroble, Pittsburgh, Susan L. Stroble, Laporte,
Brenda Whipple, Jersey Shore, Matthew Whipple of LA, Erin Whipple of LA;
three great-grandchildren, Eric and Julian Whipple and Isabella Julianna
Stroble and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
a sister, Eve Dunn and a brother, Jerry Bahr.
A private funeral service was held on Monday, April 7 at 2 p.m. in the
Hollenback United Methodist Church, with Scot Magann, pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport,
PA 17701 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York
City, NY 10017 in Mrs. Whipple’s memory.
April 2, 2003
Patricia Neiley Stephenson, 69, widow of Kenneth D. "Denny" Stephenson
and well-known Towanda resident of 7 Mix Ave., died early Wednesday morning,
April 2, 2003.
Patricia was visiting the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie
and John Hulslander in West Burlington when a fire consumed the residents,
claiming the lives of Patricia, Marjorie and John.
Born April 13, 1933 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late R. Alfred
Neiley and Catherine Brennan Neiley. Patricia was a graduate of Towanda
High School, Class of 1951 and was a former Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen
candidate, representing Towanda.
On June 21, 1952, Patricia married Kenneth D. Stephenson at Christ Episcopal
Church in Towanda.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years on March
In early years, Patricia was employed by the A&P Market in Towanda.
She was later employed by the District Magistrate’s office in Towanda by
Magistrates James Cox and James Powell for many years until her retirement.
Patricia was a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and enjoyed volunteer
work for the Towanda Elks Lodge. She loved to care for her home and family,
cooking, antiques and walking.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph K. and Candy Stephenson of Towanda and
Jack W. Stephenson and Deanna Bogaczyk of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law,
James and Lois Neiley of Bangor and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing
Stone; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sandra Stephenson
of Towanda; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda and Kay Stephenson
of Rome; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
The funeral was held on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, Main St., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor,
Interment followed in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
April 8, 2003
Miss Fawn Amber McCarty, age 17, of Dushore, PA passed away on Tuesday,
April 8, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an automobile accident.
Fawn was born in Towanda, on March 25, 1986. She was a very active member
of the Junior Class at the Sullivan County High School. She was the boys’
soccer manager and a cheerleader for the boys’ basketball team. She was
also a member of the prom committee.
Surviving are her parents, Vikki Bodnar of Dushore and Michael Bodnar
of Wyalusing; her sister, Fallon M. Bodnar, at home; maternal grandparents,
Roger and Carol Samuels, Forksville, and Roger Gurka of Croton-on-Hudson,
NY; paternal grandmother, Betty Bodnar, Wyalusing; great-grandmothers,
Elizabeth Gurka, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and LaRue Samuels, of Breinigsville;
an aunt, Melissa Gurka of Berrien Springs, MI and several aunts, uncles
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 11 at St. Basil’s Church,
Dushore, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor, presiding.
Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be directed to the Sullivan County Scholarship Association,
PO Box 277, Laporte, PA 18626.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.
April 2, 2003
Marjorie Neiley Hulslander, 65, and John Edgar Hulslander, 69, well-known
residents of West Burlington, Troy RR3, died early Wednesday morning, April
2, 2003 when a fire consumed their home.
Marjorie and John are survived by their children, Thomas Hulslander
and his wife, Linda Hulslander of Tunkhannock, Cindy Hulslander Loss and
her husband, Steve Loss of Nicholson RR2 and Timothy Hulslander of Towanda
RR3; their grandchildren, Kevin, John Thomas, Shane, Ashley, Erin, Mike
Marjorie was born March 8, 1938 in Sayre, a daughter of the late R.
Alfred Neiley and Catherine Brennan Neiley. She was a graduate of the Towanda
High School, class of 1956 and was a former Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen
candidate, representing Towanda.
On June 14, 1957, she married John Edgar Hulslander at Christ Episcopal
Church in Towanda.
In early years, Marjorie was employed as a secretary for the GLF in
Towanda. She later was employed by the Valley Stock Yards in Athens and
served as tax collector for West Burlington Township for 16 years. Marjorie
also served as Bradford County Auditor for many years until her retirement.
She was an active member and past president of the Bradford County Republican
Women and was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State Republican Women. Marjorie
was a member of the Troy Fire Department Auxiliary Station No. 2 and worked
as a volunteer for the Towanda Elks Lodge.
She enjoyed time with her grandchildren and friends and traveling. Marjorie
provided loving care for her father-in-law, Alfred A. Hulslander, for many
Marjorie is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, James
and Lois Neiley of Bangor and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone;
a sister-in-law, Edith Hulslander of Lakeland, FL and several nieces, nephews
John was born on May 6, 1933 in Burlington, a son of the late Alfred
A. and Esther Weed Hulslander.
John was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1951.
John worked on the Hulslander family farm his entire life and also served
as West Burlington Township Supervisor for many years. He was a member
of the Troy Fire Department and the Benevolent and Protective Order of
the Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda and a former director of the Troy Agway.
John loved sports, especially softball, as in earlier years, he played
on two softball teams. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Penn State
fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and friends, hunting,
the outdoors and animals.
In addition to his children and grandchildren, John is survived by his
sister, Edith Hulslander of Lakeland, FL; a brother-in-law, Richard Morrell
of Pine City, NY; a sister-in-law, Anna Mary Hulslander of Columbia Cross
Roads; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Lois Neiley of
Bangor and Robert and Mary Neiley of Standing Stone; several nieces, nephews
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Hulslander and Alfred
W. Hulslander, Jr. and two sisters, Frances Morrell and Adelaide Pierce.
The family received friends on Friday 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 at 6:45 on Friday evening.
The funeral and committal services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, Main St., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander,
a nephew of John and Marjorie, officiating. Interment was private in the
Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
Friends who desire, may direct memorial contributions in memory of Marjorie
to the Troy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Station No. 2 in care of Lori
Tice, RR1, Granville Summit, PA 16926.
Friends who desire, may direct memorial contributions in memory of John
to the Troy Fire Department for Station No. 2 in care of Jake Wrisley,
RR3, Box 352, Troy, PA 16947.
April 8, 2003
Mr. Dale R. Hetherington, age 50, of RR3, Box 3679 Sandor Rd., Laceyville,
PA passed away at his home on Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2003 after an
illness. He was formerly of Port Richey, FL.
He was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 8, 1952, a son of Marion Buller
Hetherington of Laceyville and the late H. Dale Hetherington. While growing
up in Philadelphia, he was a member of the graduating class of 1970 from
the West Catholic High School for Boys.
While living in the Laceyville area, he was employed at Procter &
Gamble Paper Plant in Mehoopany in their logistics department and also
in their training department.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Rought Hall Post
#510, Black Walnut. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, hiking and spending
time with his family and friends.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Coleen E.
Green Hetherington of Laceyville; two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer
and Charles Branham, Tallahassee, FL and Dyan and John Hudson of New Port
Richey, FL and a son, Dale R. Hetherington of Philadelphia; a sister, Marion
Merwin of Hudson, FL and two brothers, Stephen Hetherington of Cherry Hill,
NJ and Mark Hetherington of Palmer, MA.
As it was Mr. Hetherington’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.
The family will receive friends at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St.,
Laceyville, on Saturday afternoon, April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment
will be private at the convenience of the family.
April 3, 2003
Miss Leona E. Harvey, R.N., age 88, formerly of Wyalusing, PA passed
away on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial
Leona was born in Wyalusing, on Jan. 26, 1915, a daughter of the late
Henry and Lillian Vanderpoole Harvey. She graduated from the Wyalusing
High School and later graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School
Of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1940.
Leona was a private duty nurse in Philadelphia for many years, moving
back to Bradford County in 2002.
She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family,
with interment in the Wyalusing Cemetery.
Funeral services were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
April 3, 2003
Milton C. (Bud) Budd of Hillsgrove, PA passed away on Thursday, April
3, 2003 at his home in Hillsgrove, PA.
Bud was born on Sept. 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Benjamin
E. Budd and Martha Worthington Budd. He attended Colwyn High School, graduating
in the Class of 1951. From there, he went into the Army, enlisting in 1953
and serving during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged
from the military, he went to work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a
number of years. He married Mariann Potts of Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 1963.
He spent most of his career working as an electrician for Westinghouse
in Springfield, PA. He purchased a cabin in Hillsgrove in 1987. Bud was
a skilled handyman and reconstructed his cabin as an all year residence
before retiring in 1997.
Bud was a member of the Colwyn Volunteer Fire Company and a life member
of the Colwyn American Legion.
Surviving are his spouse, Mariann Budd, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Brian and Tammy Budd, Pottstown, Kenneth and Gloria Budd, Lancaster, Adam
Budd, Drexel Hill; two sisters and brother-in-law, June Card, Lansdale,
and Martha and Robert Coles, Hagerstown, MD; a sister-in-law, Anne Budd
Scheuller, Ft. Meyers, FL; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Benjamin Budd and his sister, Ann
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Hillsgrove
Union Church, with Pastor Phyllis A. Hunter, pastor of the Forksville United
Methodist Charge, officiating.
The family provided the flowers and memorials are directed to Guthrie
Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home,
206 Water St., Dushore.
April 2, 2003
Ruth Isabel (Crisman) Barnes passed away at Lockport Memorial Hospital
on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 following a brief illness. She was just shy
of her 100th birthday.
She was the daughter of Mary Leone Benninger and Charles Morris Crisman.
Born in Meshoppen on May 8, 1903, she married Lester William Barnes on
Dec. 23, 1922 in Niagara Falls, NY while on their lunch break from the
Nabisco Shredded Wheat Company. They were married for 32 years when he
died in 1954.
Ruth came to Niagara Falls with her mother and stepfather, James Gay
in 1920. She was followed from Pennsylvania by Lester Barnes with the purpose
Ruth and Lester built a lovely home for themselves on Pasadena Avenue
where she lived until she was 97. She then lived with her son, Harold in
Ransomville and spent her remaining years getting loving care at the Odd
Fellows and Rebekah Nursing Home in Lockport. She was a lifelong member
of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Maurice W. Barnes and his wife, Ruth of
Youngstown, NY and Harold L. Barnes and his wife, Susan of Ransomville,
NY; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren
and several nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband in 1954
and her daughter, Mary Jane Hendershot.
Friends called on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lane Funeral
Home, Inc., 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls where funeral services were
held on Saturday at 10 a.m. She was interred next to her husband in Riverdale
Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist
Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
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