|Orlando "Buck" Frederick Brown, 66, of RR2, Rome
(Windham Township), PA, died suddenly Monday morning, April 2, 2001 at
the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
Born May 27, 1934 in Sayre, he was a son of Margaret E. (Frederick)
Nimmo and the late Wurt S. Brown.
He was affectionately known as "Buck" to his family and friends.
He attended Rome High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
For many years, he sold hay to many area farmers throughout the Bradford
County. He owned and operated Brown's Custodial Services and was a truck
driver from 1975-91. He currently was driving a school bus for the Northeast
Bradford School District.
Mr. Brown enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and making screen printings
on clothing and novelty items, although his greatest enjoyment was being
surrounded by his loving family.
He was a devoted member of the Windham Center Community Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon (Harding)
Brown of Windham; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard A. and Wanda Brown
of Mountain Home, AR, Orlando E. and Tanya Brown of Rome and Shawn F. and
Angela Brown of Rome; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra H. Strickland and
Bob Borick and Rebecca A. and Daniel Saylor, all of Wysox, Lawana E. and
Mark Morse of Pine Valley, NY and Susan J. and Chad Rogers of Nichols;
brother and sister-in-law, Silas and Merilee Brown of Hornbrook; brothers,
Anselmo "Andy" Brown and Wurt E. Brown, both of Rome; special grandchildren,
Christy (Brian) McLinko, Mary Philippi, Renae Strickland, Sara Strickland,
Gary Moore, Zachary Brown, James Brown, Justin Brown, Nicole Saylor, Sebrina
Saylor, Hillary Rogers, Troy Rogers and Evan Brown; three great-grandchildren,
Brandon McLinko, Cearra McLinko and Garrett Saylor; father-in-law, Theodore
C. Harding of Rome; brother-in-law and his wife, Duane and Ethel Harding;
sister-in-law and her husband, Peggy and Raymond Decker; his former wife,
Helen M. Brown of Rome; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his faithful
canine companion, Nugget.
Funeral services and a celebration of Mr. Brown's life will be held
on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main
St., Nichols, with Pastor William Kohler, officiating.
Interment will follow in Rome Cemetery.
Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the
Windham Center Community Church, RR2, Box 98, Rome, PA 18837.
Mary L. LaPonte, age 80, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA, passed
away on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 9, 1921, a daughter of the late
Francis and Susannah McEntee Hughes.
Mary resided in New Jersey until moving to Sullivan Terrace in 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Stueck and Jeanne Godshall, both
of Dushore; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 29 at the P. Dean Homer
Funeral Home, 206 Water St., with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, pastor of
St. Basil's Catholic Church, presiding.
Interment was in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore.
Ruby M. Marbaker, 96, formerly of Johnson City, NY, died on Wednesday,
March 28, 2001 at the Willow Point Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1944; three sons,
Clifton Marbaker, Howard Marbaker and Lee Marbaker; two sons-in-law, Donald
Swindler and Joseph Bonczek and a grandson, William Emmenger.
She worked at the Garden House for Adults for 25 years and was the
administrator for the last 10 years. She was a graduate of Ridley Lowell
Survivors include her children, Bernice Swindler, Johnson City, Mildred
and Francis Hague, Johnson City, Morton and Kay Marbaker, Conklin, Clarence
(Tom) and Glenda Marbaker, Retta, Ruth and Larry Chapman, Conklin, Aubrey
and Joyce Marbaker, Binghamton and June Bonczek, Binghamton; her daughters-in-law,
Betty Marbaker, Rushboro, Audrey Marbaker, Retta, BettyAnn Marbaker, Tunkhannock;
24 grandchildren, Dawn and George Smeeton, Raymond Marbaker, Robert Hague
and Fern, Kathryn Chapman, Judy and Frank Hilkirk, Jimmy Marbaker, Ted
and Diane Marbaker, Penny and husband, Patty Merritt, Paul Marbaker, Allen
and Carol Marbaker, Marle and Steve Smith, Duane and Carol Marbaker, Gary
and Sue Marbaker, Teresa Youncs, Larry and Debbie Brewer, William Marbaker,
Rebecca Colwell, Kathy, Linda and Jeff Miller, Leeanne and Tom Oakley,
Danny and Stacy Marbaker, Michael Bonczek and Sandy Skinner; 47 great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 31 at 12 noon at the
Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Johnson City with Dr. Dariel
Ling, pastor of the Sarah Jane United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
was in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Clapper Hill.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11
a.m. until the time of the service.
In Loving Memory of Lloyd E. Mosier,
December 5, 1929 to February 3, 2001
A memorial service will be held for Lloyd Mosier at the Sugar Run Presbyterian
Church in Sugar Run on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 2 p.m. The service will
be conducted by Rev. Gilbert Mitchell, a family friend from Elmira, NY.
All family and friends will be welcome.
Marian Dunning Sharpe, 93, of Somers Point, NJ and Casco, ME,
died on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg,
PA. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University in 1932.
She was the widow of Lewis E. Sharpe. They lived in West Caldwell for
many years, where Lewis taught mathematics at both the Grover Cleveland
and James Caldwell High Schools. Marian was a member of the St. Peter's
United Methodist Church in Ocean City, NJ, the Alpha Chi Omega Society,
the South Jersey Retired Teachers Association and the Penn State Alumni
Survivors include her son, Walter L. Sharpe of Stockton, NJ; one daughter,
Joyce A. Rankin of Seaville, NJ; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the St. Peter's United
Methodist Church, on the corner of 8th St. and Central Avenue in Ocean
Burial will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany.
Arrangements were made by the Hetrick Funeral Home, Susquehanna Township,
Edith M. Wilmarth, age 91, of RR1, Box 1548, Laceyville, PA,
passed away at the Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose early Saturday
morning, March 31, 2001.
Born on Russell Hill, Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, on Nov.
21, 1909, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Minnie Welteroth
Mrs. Wilmarth was a dietary technician at the Methodist Manor and also
the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock for many years. She was employed
as a clerk at Charles Brothers, also in Tunkhannock.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, with whom she lived
for many years, George F., Sr. and Hazel Wilmarth of Laceyville; her grandchildren,
Donna Gleason, George Wilmarth, Jr., Susan Hoeffner, Dale Wilmarth, Karen
Herron and Duane Wilmarth; 14 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude
Mowery and Ada Berry and two brothers, Frank Johnson and William Johnson.
Abiding by the wishes of Mrs. Wilmarth, there will be no calling hours
or funeral services.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St.,
Mr. Cyrus T. Baker, age 80, of RR2, Box 2053, Laceyville, PA,
(Indian Hill), passed away at his home on Sunday morning, May 20, 2001.
Born in Meshoppen on Oct. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Francis
and Eliza Brotzman Baker. Mr. Baker was employed as a manager at Cornell
Manufacturing in Laceyville for 36 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church in Laceyville.
He was also a member of the Meshoppen Grange, the Oriental Grange and the
Pomona Grange and was Master of the Wyoming County Chapter for many years.
A past member of the Good Will Fire Company of Laceyville, he was a past
member of the Overfield Cemetery Association of Meshoppen.
Cy is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Shirley White; a
son and his wife, Arden and Diane Baker of Meshoppen; four daughters and
their husbands, Miss Sharon Baker of Laceyville, Janet and Malcolm Wech
of Wyalusing, Dolores and Gilbert Sands of Tunkhannock and Kimberly and
Anthony Johnson of Laceyville; a brother, Walter Baker of West Melbourne,
FL; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Bennett of Stevensville and Mrs. Leland (Mable)
Wood of Vestal, NY; 11 grandchildren, Jesse Baker of Johnson City, NY,
Luke Baker and Angie Baker, both of Meshoppen, Asa Stevens, Seth Stevens
and Jay Stevens, all of Springville, Edna Sands of Punxsutawney, Roy Sands
and Bobbi Jo Sands, both of Tunkhannock and Branden and Autumn Johnson,
both of Laceyville; two stepgrandchildren, Scott Wech of Las Vegas, NV
and Dennis Wech of Kileen, TX; four great-grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Baker and
Jenny Baker and three brothers, George, John and Joseph Baker.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at
the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Rev. Ann Blair, his pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family
and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on
Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the
Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, RR1, Laceyville, PA 18623.
Mr. Gordon Marlyn Baker, age 68, of Church St., Meshoppen, PA,
passed away at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton on Monday, May 14,
Born in Binghamton, NY on March 20, 1933, he was the son of the late
Arthur Joseph and Euphrasia Stevens Baker.
Mr. Baker was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School, Class of 1952.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with the U.S. Occupational
Forces in Germany. He was employed for many years by J.J. Bunnell of Meshoppen
and also the Bendix Corporation of South Montrose, from where he retired.
He attended the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and was a member
of the Meshoppen Fire Company.
Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Dolores Baker
of Dimock; a sister and brother-in-law, Virgie and Richard Learn of Laceyville;
two nephews, Gregory Learn of St. Petersburg, FL and Jeffrey Learn of Port
Orange, FL and a niece, Larice McCann of New Castle, DE.
Memorial services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St.,
Meshoppen, on Friday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the Jersey
Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the
funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Carol E. Grabowski, age 83, of 123 East Main St., Dushore, PA,
died on Friday morning, May 18, 2001 at The Highlands Nursing Home in Laporte,
following a lingering illness.
She was born on November 14, 1917 in Rush, a daughter of Walter and
Lea Shaner Jagger.
Until her retirement in 1983, she had been a nurse at Carpenter Care
Center in Tunkhannock.
Her husband, the late Stanley Grabowski, preceded her in death by many
For the last three years, she had been a resident of Dushore with her
daughter and husband, Carol and Robert Ackley.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert
Ackley, Dushore, are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathleen Thomas
of Midland Park, NJ; a sister, Louise McGavin of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren,
Diane Millspaugh, Dennis F. Decker, Allen Thomas, Wiley Thomas and Gustav
F. Hiller, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Monday evening, May 21 at 8 p.m. in the
Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev.
Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Dushore,
Friends and family called on Monday at the funeral home from 2 to 4
and from 7 p.m. until the time of the service.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Robert L. Hochberg, 68, of Lock Rd., Berkshire, NY, went to be
with his Saviour at his home on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. Born on May 25,
1932 in Dushore, PA, he was a son of the late James and Agnes (Poye) Hochberg.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Hochberg
and Jean Potter.
Bob will be deeply missed by his wife of 43 years, Margaret (Brennan)
and his daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth K. and James Black of Lake
Ariel, Scott Snyder of Horseheads, NY, Jeanette (Jeanie) Hochberg, and
his son, Robert Hochberg of Berkshire; his cherished grandchildren, Theresa,
Kay, Karen, Maggie, Jonathan and Lily Black and Kayla Snyder; his brothers
and sisters-in-law, Francis Hochberg of Dushore, John Hochberg of Dushore,
Jerry and Dot Hochberg of Annville, Joseph and Kim Hochberg of New Albany;
his sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret Scanlin of New Albany, Becky
Bryan of Columbia Cross Roads, Loretta and Walt Ferguson of Linden and
Irene and Joe McMahon of New Albany; a brother-in-law, Bob Potter; several
nieces, nephews and cousins, among them his special cousin, Dr. William
Bob was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore, Baptist Bible
Seminary, Johnson City and received his Masters in Education from Cortland
State Teachers College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the
Korean Conflict and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Newark
Valley where he taught Sunday School and was active with the AWANA program.
He was an elementary school teacher in the Newark Valley Central School
System, retiring in 1992 following 29 years of service. In addition, he
was the caretaker and secretary for the Evergreen Cemetery Association,
Berkshire, for many years and operated his own small engine repair shop.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the First
Baptist Church, Newark Valley, with his pastor, Roger Rosenau and brother-in-law,
Dr. James King, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery,
Friends who wish may kindly consider memorials directed to the Berkshire
Emergency Squad, Berkshire, NY 13736 or Baptist Bible College Scholarship
Fund, PO Box 800, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 in loving memory of Robert L.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cooley family of the MacPherson
Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley, NY 13811.
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 family.
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.
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.
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 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 Hill Parr.
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 Lockburner.
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
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
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.
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 Inverness, FL.
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
fan. 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.
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
husband. 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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