H. Edmond Lund, Jr., son of Harry E. Lund and Lida (Sill) Lund and a longtime Canton resident passed away June 30, 2016. He was 92 years of age. Ed had resided at the Bradford County Manor since December of 2015, and for the previous sixteen years was a resident of the Sherwood Retirement & Personal Care Home in Canton. He enjoyed the many years he resided at Sherwood’s.
Caleb Fleet of Canton, PA passed away at Hershey Medical Center on Wednesday June 29, 2016. He was 22 years old.
Caleb Tyler Fleet, “Scuffy” to family and friends, was born May 29, 1994 in Towanda. He was the son of Jennifer (Atkinson) Florez and Robert Fleet.
Caleb leaves a loving and devoted family and many friends who are grieving the loss of this wonderful young man who was just coming into his own. He lived his life full throttle and had interests in many things. Caleb was most passionate about everything to do with being outdoors. He hunted and fished, was a farming enthusiast, camped out and cooked a good campfire meal. Caleb also collected antique stuff, loved fast cars (Mustangs!), liked to wear tie-dye clothes and played his music--loud.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, longtime Canton resident Betty Louise (Miller) Johnson passed away unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was 76 years of age. Born July 28th, 1939 in Towanda and raised in French Asylum, she was the daughter of Franklin and Cora (Benjamin) Miller. Betty was a 1957 graduate of Towanda High School. Throughout her adult life she had been employed as a secretary at various area companies, such as Hess Farm Equipment, Canford Manufacturing, Fox Chase Farm, Towanda Wholesale and most notably the Swayze Folding Box Co. of Canton. Betty also volunteered as school librarian at Canton Elementary School. She was married to the late Murray E. Johnson, and together they raised a son and daughter and shared 37 years before Murray’s passing in 1996.
Donald R. Crisman, 76, of Troy, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of the late Naomi L. (Kern) Crisman who passed away in 1997. The couple married in 1959 and had 38 happy years together.
He was born on August 11, 1939 in Williamsport, PA, son of the late Donald A. and Florence T. (Rudinski) Crisman. Donald was a Williamsport High School graduate and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Don was an Electrician by trade but was better known for his businesses in Troy including Crisman Appliance, Troy Cable, and Troy Rental.
Philip H Tangeman died June 27, 2016 at the age of 78. He was the loving husband of Carol (Scheaf) Tangeman. The couple married September 8, 1962 and had 53 wonderful years together.
Mr. Tangeman was born in Worthington, OH, in 1938. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1956 and Middlebury College in 1960 as a Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) Brothers. He spent his career in sales.
He leaves his beloved wife of 53 years, Carol (Scheaf) Tangeman; his daughter Lisa Eno and her husband Christopher Eno of Pocono Lake, PA; his daughter Karen Kelley and her husband Douglas Kelley of Collegeville, PA; his sister Susan Carter and her husband Phil Carter of Columbus, OH; and his sister Sally Martin and her husband Bill Martin of Ann Arbor, MI.
David Frederick Breidt, 78, passed away peacefully and comforted by his wife on June 26, 2016.
David was born on March 10, 1938, in Newark, NJ, the eldest child of Charles David Breidt and Rose Batterson Breidt.
Following his graduation from Roxbury High School, in Succasunna, NJ, he enlisted in the United States Navy.
David was married to Bernice Emily Breidt for 56 years. In addition to his wife Bernice, he is survived by sons; David Peter Breidt and his wife Jeni Breidt, Waxhaw, NC; Christopher Michael Breidt and his wife Cathy Breidt, Indian Trail, NC and Peter Frederick Breidt and his wife Heidi Breidt, Virginia Beach, VA.
David and Bernice have 11 grandchildren; Brendon Morgan, Brianna Breidt, Taylor Breidt, Mya Blackwelder; Allison Pressley, Jonathan Pressley, Rachel Pressley, Rebecca Breidt; Rylan Breidt, Alexander Breidt, and Sawyer Breidt.
Elinor May (Kline) Chubb, 87, of Troy, PA, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
She was born on September 10, 1928 in Weatherly, PA, daughter of the late Peter and Loretta (Redman) Kline. She was Baptist by faith and was a member of the Mountain Laurel Camping Club.
Elinor is survived by her husband M. Wendell Chubb; children: David of Beaver Dams, NY, Deborah of Leesburg, VA, and Suzanne of Walton, KY; several nieces and nephews, as well as 11 grand cats, five grand dogs, three grand horses, and one grand donkey.
Mary Moore, 88, Juneau, AK passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Bellingham, WA June 20, 2016, surrounded by family. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in May.
Mary was born April 21, 1928 in the small community of Leolyn in northern Pennsylvania, the eldest child of Samuel and Julia McNett. Up through eighth grade she attended a one-room schoolhouse, then moved on to Canton High School, where she gave the commencement address at graduation in 1945. She next studied at Mansfield State College, in 1950 obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, with majors in English and Social Studies, and a minor in Music Education.
Eager to see the wider world, she applied to many school districts in the distant Territory of Alaska. She received an offer to teach at Wrangell High School, and in September 1950, accompanied by a trunk full of woolens, she rode the Canadian Pacific train cross-country and completed travel to her new job by DC-3 and Grumman Goose. By mid-winter, she was married to Odd B. Sundberg, a Wrangell gillnetter. Mary finished the school year, then transitioned from teacher to homemaker. Soon after their son Van was born, the young family relocated to Juneau in 1952 for better economic opportunities. Daughter Naomi was born in 1953 and son James arrived in 1957.
With three young children and house payments straining the family budget, Mary returned to paid employment. Over the course of a 30-year career in airline reservations, primarily in the Baranof Hotel ticket offices, she worked for Pan American, Cordova, Pacific Northern, Western and Alaska Airlines in that order, and finally, Alaska Travel Services. Her specialty was international ticketing and tariffs. She retired in 1988 but continued to teach travel agent training sessions until 1992.
On the evening of Friday, June 17th, 2016, Canton resident Thuryl Dean Buck went home to be with the Lord while at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years of age. Born March 25th, 1927 in Ellenton, he was the son of Fred and Jeanetta (Kyler) Buck. Known to family and friends as Dean, he attended the East Canton schoolhouse, and later Canton High School. He served our country with the U. S. Army during World War II as an expert rifleman. After returning home Dean married his high school sweetheart, Marcella Carl, and together they shared seventy years and raised two sons and three daughters.
Dean was a man who possessed a strong work ethic and always knew how to provide for his family. Throughout his adult life he worked as a farmer, a logger, a truck driver, and for a brief 9 year stretch, worked as a railroad track man along the Elmira division of the Pennsylvania RR until the flood of 1972 put the line out of commission once and for all.