Margaret “Peggy” (Kelly) Bulkley, of Windfall, PA passed away Friday March 20, 2020 at the Twin Oaks Personal Care Home. She was 79 years old.
Lillian Electa Blaney Yaggie was born on November 27th, 1929 to Perry W. Blaney. She was a life-long resident of Canton Pa. and passed away on March 13th, 2020 after a brief illness. Most people knew and loved her as “Mamie”.
Gail Elaine Heysham, 67 of Canton, passed away March 20, 2020 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pennsylvania.
Born, July 26, 1952 in Troy, PA, Gail was the daughter of Suzette (Day) and Ralph Summers. She lived much of her life in Bradford County. She was an avid hiker, a fisherman, a gardener, a reader of pioneer adventures and Alaska, and a collector of antique books.
James D. Renzo, 87, of Troy, PA., husband of the late Marjorie (Wilcox) Renzo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side
Maintaining to Jim’s wishes a private service for a life well lived will be held at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting Mr. Renzo’s family with arrangements. A full obituary and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Shirley M. Spencer, 83, of Troy, PA, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, March 6, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley Mae was born August 20, 1936 in Milan, PA., to the late Donald and Lenora (Woodward) Spencer. She attended Troy School and was a graduate of the class of 1954, graduating in the top of her class. In earlier years, Shirley was employed by American Silk Label for 25 years and later served as a caregiver at Martha Lloyd in Troy. There, she enjoyed caring for the residents that she had the pleasure of working with until retiring in 2018, at the age of 81.
Shirley was a passionate and talented seamstress. She made many clothes for herself and daughter, including her daughter’s prom dress that was made with much love and care. Shirley was an avid reader and loved going to yard sales, especially with her family. She will be remembered for the love she shared for all God’s animals. Shirley was a member of Victory Church in Troy.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother; John Spencer of Canton, and sisters; Doris Fogelman of Williamsport, Barbara Spencer and Susan Spencer both of Troy.
Surviving are; a daughter, Shari (John) Coxhead of Troy, grandchildren; Kristina (Matt) Williams of Leroy and David (Nicole) Coxhead of Roaring Branch, great-grandchildren; Abigail and Corbin Coxhead of Roaring Branch, which she loved dearly, a sister; Norma Perry of Elmira, brothers; Donald (Velma) Spencer of Wellsboro and Robert (Sandi) Spencer of Blossburg and a sister-in-law Mary Spencer of Canton, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Shirley’s wishes there will be no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting family with arrangements. Memorial Donations in Shirley M. Spencer’s name may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Library, 34 Fenner Ave., Troy, PA 16947 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
On the early morning of February 23, 2020, Ernest Bahr of Canton passed on during his sleep. He was 63 years of age. Born in Blossburg, Pa., on December 23, 1956, he was one of seven children born to Carl and Lorena (Kneller) Bahr.
Ernest graduated at 18 years of age from his special needs educational curriculum. After graduation he had worked at Copper Tree for a period of time and was so proud to be out in the workforce and earning a paycheck. He had also worked hard at his hook-rug crafts at home.
He enjoyed attending church and singing hymns as well as many other kinds of music. He had learned to read fairly well and always carried books with him wherever he went, if allowed. He was such a happy and loving person. He had no problem saying hello to strangers and offering a handshake with a smile.
Ernest had lived at home in West LeRoy until his mother passed in 2014 and then moved to Troy/Canton area.
He is survived by his brother, Loren (and Lori) Bahr of Williamsport; sisters, Luann (and James) Washington of Gloucester, Va.; Karen (and Austin) Fuelling of Virginia Beach, Va.; Linda Bahr of Richland, Wa.; Carlene (and David) Detwiler of Virginia Beach, Va.; and brother-in-law, Chuck Phillips of Steam Valley. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl G. Bahr; his mother, Lorena (Kneller) Bahr; and sister, Amy S. Phillips.
Open casket visitation for family and relatives, only, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 02, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Family will receive friends at 11:45 a.m. Services will be at 12:00 noon. the same day with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Internment will follow in East Canton Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at LeRoy Independent Baptist Church (301 Mill St., LeRoy) at 2 p.m. (www.morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)
Norma (Schanbacher) Moyer, 82, beloved wife of Cecil, of East Point, died on Feb. 29, 2020.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Point Methodist Church, Liberty, PA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Norma’s name to the East Point UMC Memorial Fund in care of Steve Guillaume, PO Box 43, Liberty, PA 16930.
A full obituary and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
“It is well with my soul”
On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2020, Jeanette Fay Thomas went to be with her Lord after a brief stay at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. She was 87. Before that she’d been at the Bradford County Manor for 3 months, recovering from an injury.
Born March 26, 1932 in Shamokin, PA, Jeanette was the first-born daughter of William E. And Thelma I. (Zimmerman) Thomas. As a child, Jeanette contracted scarlet and rheumatic fevers, both life-threatening in the pre-antibiotic era. Under doctor’s orders her treatment was a year of bedrest at home, during which she was lovingly nursed back to health by her mother. Despite this childhood health setback, Jeanette was always a happy, optimistic, and generous individual who practiced her faith daily.
Jeanette graduated from Shamokin High School in 1951, and soon after began working at Shroyer’s Dress Factory as a seamstress. She became a member of the IGLWU, and was employed by both Shroyer’s and David Shroyer Dress, Inc. her entire career. Afterward, she was a fulltime caregiver for her father and mother in their home in Shamokin.
Jeanette loved being active in her faith through music. She played piano, organ and accordion and sang. Over the years, she attended the Chestnut Street Methodist Church and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, both of Shamokin. After she moved into Lincoln Towers in Shamokin, she played piano for church services and a weekly hymn sing. In 2018, Jeanette moved to Twin Oaks in Granville Summit, PA, where she resided until a few months before her death.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara & Paul (Thomas) Zaleskie of Troy, PA; niece, Linda Zaleskie of Brooklyn, NY, and spouse, Andrea Stewart; and a cousin. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr, Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
Anna (Augustine) Potrzebowski, 100, life-long resident of Arnot, PA., passed away, Tuesday, February, 25, 2020 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.
Anna was born June 9, 1919 in Arnot, last surviving of ten children of the late John and Pauline (Lentartowicz) Augustine. She was a 1936 graduate of the Arnot High School. In 1939 she married Chester “Hooker” Potrzebowski. He preceded her in death in 1992 following 53 years of marriage. Anna was employed by Canford Manufacturing in Canton for many years until retirement.
Anna enjoyed flower gardening and was an avid bingo player. She will be remembered for her homemade Polish cooking, with pierogis being her specialty. Anna was a devoted member of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arnot and later St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blossburg.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings; George, Stanley, Joseph, Walter and Frank Augustine, Christina Polcyn, Mary Skorczewski and Blanche Campbell.
Surviving is her son; Ambrose (Patricia) Potrzebowski of Herndon, grandchildren; Alina Potrzebowski of Albuquerque, NM and Alek Potrzebowski of Alexandria, VA., one great-grandchild as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, PA 16912. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary’s St. Blossburg. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorials and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Anna Mary Heller, 81, of Canton, went home to her Lord and Savior, early Friday morning, February 28, 2020 at home while surrounded by her loving family
Visitation will be held 5-7 P.M., Thursday, March 5, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service and celebration of Anna Mary’s life will be 11 A.M. Friday, with a visitation one-hour prior from 10-11 A.M. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover. Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Heller’s name to St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 313, Canton, Pa 17724. Memories and condolence may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com