|Funeral Services to Be Held
For Orlando 'Buck' Brown
Orlando "Buck" Frederick Brown, 66, of RR2, Rome (Windham Township),
PA, died suddenly Monday morning, April 2, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital,
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.
Held Saturday for
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.
To Be Held for
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.
To Be Held for
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.
Set Friday for
Gordon M. Baker
Mr. Gordon Marlyn Baker, age 68, of Church St., Meshoppen, PA, passed
away at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton on Monday, May 14, 2001.
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.
Held Monday for
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.
Held Saturday for
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.
Funeral Services Held for
Lola 'Grammy' Bouse, 79
Lola F. (Grammy) Bouse, age 79, of New Albany, PA, passed away peacefully
on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on May 16, 1922, in Preston, NY, a daughter of the late
Claude and Mildred Darling Franklin.
Having moved from New York, she had been a resident of the New Albany
area since 1946.
She was a member of the New Albany Cooperative Parish.
She was treasurer of the American Baptist Women for many years and
was a member of the New Albany Fire Company. Lola was honored as First
Mrs. New Albany in 1974. She also was a member of the Towanda Women's Bowling
Lola owned and operated Bouse's Hardware in New Albany and also owned
and operated Deer Valley Laundromat and Service Station. Later, she was
employed by Dushore Lingerie and then went to Browning Oil Company, retiring
A devoted mother and grandmother, she sought much pleasure in attending
school activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren.
Her home was always open and the center point of much love and activity.
She was well known for her famous chocolate chip cookies and always having
the cookie jar full.
She was a very respected and well known citizen of New Albany.
Lola's church and her faith were very important to her and she was
the source of strength for her entire family.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Cindy Bailey
Bouse of Dahlonega, GA, Ike and Debbie Bouse of Port Byron, NY; four daughters,
Judi and Bill Looney of New Castle, Jan Bouse and Garn Stoddard of New
Albany, Reta and Dave Manley of New Albany, Lois Woods and Ron Hugo of
Sugar Run; one sister, Frances Franklin of Norwich, NY; one brother, Roy
Franklin of Oxford, NY; her 18 grandchildren, Lisa McNamara, Adam Bouse,
Brian Keefe, Kevin Keefe, Ann Bryan, Janice Baumer, Julie Betz, Justin
Bouse, Jenna Weyant, Tricia Porten, Taylor Bouse, Stacy Owen, Marcy O'Conner,
Todd O'Conner, Wade Manley, Natalie Manley, Christopher Woods, Jeremy Woods;
27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and was a special Grammy
to her extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents; one sister, Lucy Law; a grandson,
Bret Keefe and great-granddaughter, Shaylee Owen.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in the New
Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor,
Interment followed in the Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Friends and family called on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Russell P. McHenry
Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 1 to 3 and from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New
Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, PA or to the Preston United Methodist
Church, c/o Pam Franklin, RR2, Box 223, Oxford, NY 13830.
Former Resident, Charlotte Cook, Passes Away
Charlotte M. Cook, 71, 224 Chrysty Hill Road, Bloomsburg, originally
from Wyalusing, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at her home after
a three-month battle with cancer.
She was born in New Albany, a daughter of the late Carl S. and Ellamae
Grimes Underwood. She resided at her present home in Hemlock Township since
1987 and previously lived in Norristown for 36 years.
Charlotte was a 1947 graduate of Danville High School and a 1951 graduate
of the former Mansfield State Teachers College. She was a Home Ec teacher
for four years at the Owen J. Roberts School near Pottstown and the Phoenixville
School District for 32 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of the New Testament Assembly of God Church in Millville.
She also belonged to the Retired School Employees Association and the Women's
Christian Temperance Union in Millville.
Following her retirement, she and her husband, Elmer P. Cook, with
whom she celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on June 17, traveled extensively
throughout the United States, including Alaska.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Mrs. Step-hen
(Leanne Marie) Millett of Spring City and Mrs. David (Lu-cinda Mae) Wood
of Moab, Utah; four grandchildren; two brothers, Carl J. (Jim) Underwood
of Lacey-ville and Adelbert (Del) Underwood of Willis, Texas; several nieces
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in the New
Testament Assembly of God Church in Millville, with her pastor, Rev. David
D. Rosenberger, officiating. Interment was in Elan Memorial Park, Lime
Ridge, under the direction of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home, 325
Market St., Bloomsburg.
Passes Away at
Elizabeth J. Geist, age 84, of Mildred, PA, passed away on Saturday,
Oct. 20, 2001 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Elizabeth was born on Dec. 31, 1916 in Philadelphia, daughter of the
late Joseph T. and Elizabeth Henrietta Luff Jeffries. She graduated from
the Germantown High School and worked for several years for Bell of Pennsylvania.
She married Harry E. Geist of Bloomsburg and they resided in Philadelphia.
Harry predeceased her on Oct. 8, 1968. She was a homemaker and later worked
as an office manager for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia and then
for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, retiring to Mildred in 1990.
Elizabeth was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred and
a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Henry E. Geist, Scottsdale,
AZ, Richard and Molly Geist, Philadelphia, Charles T. and Catherine Geist,
Mildred, Daniel L. and Lisa Geist, Laporte; four daughters and sons-in-law,
Julia E. Vogt, Glenside, Sarah A. and Gerald Krier, Manayunk, Alice L.
and David Kingan, Fort Worth, TX, Katherine and Joseph Biernat, Bethlehem;
21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. She
was predeceased by a daughter, Mabel Lungren on Jan. 7, 2001 and a half-sister,
Dorothy Guthrie of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. from
the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, followed by a Mass
of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred,
with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, her pastor, presiding. Interment will
be in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning, from 9 a.m.
until the time of the service.
Well-Known Laceyville Man,
Gerald Johnson, Dies After Illness
Mr. Gerald Francis Johnson, age 69, of Laceyville, PA, passed away
at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001 following a short illness.
Born in Kingston on Aug. 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Cora Champion
Neigh and Albert Floyd Johnson. Gerald and his wife, the former Gail Christian,
were married June 14, 1953.
Gerald was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1950.
After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1950
until 1953. From 1954 until 1965 he was employed by Agway, in the petroleum
division, at their plants in Batavia, NY, Meadville and East Aurora, NY.
In 1965, Gerald and his family returned to Laceyville where he purchased
the Joe Siegel Plumbing and Heating business. From 1978 until 1983, Gerald
was employed at Stroud Supply in Wysox. He then returned to his plumbing
and heating business, subcontracting to many contractors in Laceyville,
Wyalusing and Meshoppen areas, retiring in 1999.
Taking great interest in the Laceyville community, he served as Laceyville
council president, was on the Laceyville Library board and was a member
of the Sewer and Water Authority for many years. He was a member of the
Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rought Hall
Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut.
After his retirement two years ago, he enjoyed being with his family
and the outdoors. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gail Johnson, at home; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Romaine (O.D.) and Robbyn Johnson of Bethlehem
and Scott and Jane Johnson of Chesapeake, VA; twin daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeryl Ann and Brian Keefe of Danielsville and Christa Gail and Dennis Phillips
of Rome; eight grandchildren, Dane and Lacey Johnson, Lucas and Miranda
Johnson, Haylie Phillips and Caitlin, Conlan and Carson Keefe; two sisters-in-law,
Kay and Paul Ackland of Waverly, NY and Gwen Burgess and Brian VanAuken
of Laceyville; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his mother, Cora Champion Neigh; an aunt, Kathryn Champion Kiethline;
his father and mother-in-law, George and Anna Christian and a brother-in-law,
William A. Burgess, who passed away 24 years ago to the day of his death.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. from the
Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Ann Blair of the
Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in
the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the
funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday morning
one hour prior to the service.
The family will furnish their own flowers, but those wishing, may make
memorial donations to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church.
Wesley R. Wakely, 92, of Laceyville, PA, formerly of East Smithfield
and Sayre, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at the Tyler Memorial
Born Jan. 9, 1909 in East Smithfield, he was the son of the late Jay
E. and Anna Campbell Wakely.
Wesley attended East Smithfield Schools. He owned and operated his
own farm in East Smithfield and later was employed by the Burns Security
at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.
On Oct. 25, 1933, he married the former Mary Ayers.
Wesley was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed working in his garden.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Wakely, at home; five
children, Norma Robbins of Laceyville, Doris and Lynn Cham-berlain of Bentley
Creek, Vera and Ron Dunbar of Breesport, NY, Dale and Sharon Wakely of
Sayre, Alice and Gary Carlton of Sanford, FL; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grand-children;
five great-great-grand-children; two nieces, Wilma Nichols, East Smithfield,
Juanita Raymond of Millerton. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mable
Wakely and Flossie Lawton and a son-in-law, Bob Robbins.
The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at
the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
A graveside service was held on Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the
Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Rev. Rick Wulf,
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the East
Smithfield United Methodist Church, Church St., East Smith-field, PA 18817
or to the Tyler Memorial Hospital, 880 Route 6 West, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
in Mr. Wakely's memory.
Set Saturday for
Harvey Edward Werts, age 82, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Tuesday
evening, Oct. 23, 2001 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.
He was born on June 19, 1919 in West Pittston, a son of the late Edward
D. and Hilda Brodbeck Werts.
Mr. Werts was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during
World War II.
On September 21, 1944, Harvey and the former Arlene Miller were united
in marriage in Binghamton, NY.
Prior to his retirement in 1975, he was employed by State Aggregates.
For nineteen years he owned and operated a bowling alley and sports center
on Main St. in Towanda.
Mr. Werts spent most of his lifetime in this area.
He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.
Harvey enjoyed time spent playing baseball, hunting, fishing and enjoyed
the fishing trips he made to Canada. He and his wife enjoyed time spent
traveling in their motor home.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Arlene Miller Werts, at home; his
children, Edward A. and Sharon Werts of Terrytown, Janice K. Surrett of
New Era, Lois M. Boukelif of Boca Raton, FL; nine grandchildren, Todd Werts,
Deborah McClain, Amanda Werts, Jemma and Ray Gregoire, Chantel Surrett,
Kristi Jo and Roy Force, Jena Boukelif, Sonia Boukelif, Jason Boukelif;
nine great-grandchildren and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother,
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in the
New Era United Methodist Church with Robert Hockenberry, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Terrytown Cemetery. Graveside military
honors will be accorded by Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.
Friends and family may call on Friday evening, Oct. 26 at McHenry Funeral
Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the National
Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 100, Chicago, IL
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