A memorial service for Tom and Karen Innes, Canton High School Class of 1962, and husband and wife of 51 years, will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wildwood Cemetery Chapel: 91 Wildwood Blvd. Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Martin B. “Marty” Weisbrod, 55, of Troy, Pa. passed away at Robert Packer in Sayre, Pa. Marty was born in Troy on Apr. 5, 1964 to Lloyd and Bernetta (VanNoy) Weisbrod. He was a 1984 graduate of Troy High School, was on the high school wrestling team, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Marty was employed by Handy Hauling Disposal and in his spare time enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always happy and was an all-around good guy.
Marty is survived by his siblings: Karen (Dan) Troy of Elmira, N.Y., Donna (Bobby) Wesneski of Canton, Pa., Greg Weisbrod and Jeff (Kathy) Weisbrod, both of Troy, Lisa Sherwood and Eric (Bonnie) Weisbrod, both of Waynesboro, Pa., along with several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Marty was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Stacy (Cook) Weisbrod.
Quentin F. Summers, Jr, Age 70, of Troy, Pa. passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at home with his family at his side. Quentin was born December 6, 1948 in Elmira, NY son of the late Quentin F. & Elizabeth M. (MacKinster) Summers, Sr. He was a graduate of SRU high school. He and the former Emily B. Eisenhower were married July 10, 1971 and would have celebrated 48 years together. He was formerly employed by Growmark Agricultural Supply in Towanda. Quentin was an avid runner, running in many 5K, 10K and marathons in New York and Pennsylvania. He also enjoyed biking, riding snowmobiles, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife Emily B. Summers of Troy, a son, Nathan Summers of Troy, a daughter Chanda Summers of Longwood, FL, two sisters, Quenta M. Butters of Bentley Creek, Della A. Perry of Osage City, KS, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Quentin was predeceased by his parents and two sisters Dorna Coe and Roberta DuVall.
Donald Lee Garrett passed away on June 14, 2019 at his home. Don was born in Sellersville, P.A., Oct. 7, 1949. Don was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a certified scua diver, motorcyclist, and outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Hunting Association.
Don was a tractor trailer driver and retired from Indian Valley Bulk Carriers, Tylersport, P.A. after over 20 years of employment. He purchased his property here in Bradford County in 1995 and that is where he built his dream home. Don spent his retirement in Columbia Cross Roads. where he enjoyed the beautiful view of mountainsides, acres of pasture, and the wildlife that frequented his property.
His passion was his animals. Don loved his dogs, Toby and Sully, his five horse, Lucy, Major, Faaz (Faazy), Rusty (Miggie), and Dalton. He also cared for several stray cats that made his property their home.
Don was precided in death by his mom, Doris Garrett, and dad, S. Donald Garrett. He is survived by his brother, Darren Garrett, and sister-in-law, Valerie Keeler of Silverdale P.A. Don will be sadly missed by his close friends, who considered him family.
A Veteran Memorial Service was held at the Troy Vets Club, July 20, at 11 a.m. in his honor. Don served his country at a time when the country did not respect those who sacrificed everything for our freedom and way of life, that war changed his life forever and this memorial service is intended to finally give him the welcome home he should have gotten all those years ago.
Donations can be made in Don's honor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Helen Margaret (Laudiero) Knecht of Canton passed away peacefully at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was 85 years of age. Born Sept. 12, 1933 in Nyack, N.Y., she was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Burns) Laudiero. As a young woman she worked at the Belmar Company in Canton until she met a young Marine named Wilson Knecht. Following a brief courtship they were married in July of 1955. Helen enjoyed the card playing parties she and her friends held. She was a lover of animals, birds and fish, and over the years shared her home with many pets. Most remembered was her cat, Pretty Boy. She was also an accomplished artist, painting beautiful water colors. Helen also served as president of Canton VFW's Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed the Christmas holidays and all of the festive decorations . Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends
Penny A. Palmer, 50, of Canton, Pa., passed away Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Penny Ann, “P.J.” known to by family, was born April 24, 1969 in Williamsport a daughter of the late Ralph H. Chapman II and Theora F. (Wilson) Stahle. Penny enjoyed music and in younger years sang in her church’s choir. Following high school, she attended and graduated from the Empire Beauty School located in Williamsport. On August 16, 1997 she married her beloved partner, Robert “Sam” Palmer on top of Cedar Ridge in Canton Township. For several years, Penny assisted Sam as secretary/bookkeeper at the family’s business, Palmers Garage & Towing in Canton until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Penny loved the outdoors and going for walks so to enjoy all that nature had to offer. She was a frog memorabilia collector and an avid reader. Most important throughout life was her strong devotion to family and the times spent caring for them, especially her grandchildren.
On the morning of Saturday, June 8, 2019, Marjorie Ellen (Morgan) Doud of Canton passed away peacefully at her residence. She was 87 years of age. Born Jan. 8, 1932 in Shunk, Pa., she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Bohart) Morgan. As a child Marjorie displayed a gift for music, and was proficient at the piano by the age of eight. She joined other members of her family as part of the Morgan family band, performing at area square dances. Remarkably, she never had a music lesson, nor could she read music. In time she would share her gift and her talents with the parishioners of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canton. During her senior year at high school, while at a square dance, she met the love of her life, Philip Doud. Following her graduation at Canton Area High School, Class of 1950, she and Philip were united in marriage. Together they raised three sons and three daughters, and would have celebrated 69 years together this September 9th. Over the years Marjorie was active in the 4-H and the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Michael's Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and was well known for her molasses cookies. She was devoted to her Lord, her family and her community.
On June 5, 2019, Gloria J. (Hess) Parsons, 79, went home in the arms of our Lord and Savior with her family by her side.
Born on Aug. 31, 1939 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. to Donald M. and Gertrude (Kent) Timmerman.
In 1957, Gloria graduated from S.R.U. High School. She enlisted in the Marine Corps and shipped out to Camp Pendelton and served as MP Private First Class until being honorably discharged in May 6, 1960.
Gloria worked at La France for many years, and later worked as a C.N.A. for many years.
Aside from spending time with family and friends at Schaner Adult Center in Enola, Pa., whom she loved and missed dearly. Gloria was known as an amazing painter, crafter, avid reader, crossword puzzle, and scrabble queen.
Alice A. Dunbar, 82, of Canton, Pa., passed away, early Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019 at the Bradford County Manor, in Troy, Pa. Alice Anna was born Feb. 15, 1937 in Troy, Pa., to the late Arch and Anna (Greenway) Woodward. She attended Troy High School and was a graduate of the class of 1955. In 1959, she married the love of her life, Lewis D. Dunbar, he preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2008 following nearly 49 years of marriage. From the time she was married she dedicated her life to her family and helped raise her nieces and nephews for many years. She played a very important role in their lives and loved them just as they were own children. Alice was a hard-working individual and was employed at Canton Manufacturing for nearly 30 years until her retirement 1999.
Alice loved the “Duke” and watched every John Wayne movie. She enjoyed crocheting, and listening to 50s and 60s country music. She was an animal lover and adored her dogs and cats. Alice’s biggest enjoyment in life were her grandsons always looking forward to times spent with them.
Kenneth R. Mills, 84, of Appleridge Senior Living in Horseheads, N.Y., went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2019 at his home. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley Ann (Bodine) Mills who passed away Mar. 26, 2008. The couple married July 18, 1953 and had 55 happy years together.
Ken was born on Sept. 18, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., son of the late Lewis W. and Elsie (Williams) Mills. He was a 1952 graduate of New Albany High School and served his country in the US Navy from 1952-1955 on the USS Caloosahatchee. Ken retired from Westinghouse Electric Co. in 1993 after 36 years of service. In his spare time Ken enjoyed playing baseball, softball, spending time with his children, grandchildren and family, and liked watching NASCAR and baseball, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, N.Y.