Louise (Dibble) Ward, 80, of Canton, PA, passed away Sunday evening, December 29, 2019 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. A full and comprehensive obituary will be announced. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Canton, Pa. is assisting his family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Thelma M. Barnes, 85, of Canton, PA, formerly a long-time resident of Roaring Branch, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Green Home in Wellsboro with family by her side. Thelma Marie was born January 12, 1934 in Linden, the last of seven children of the late Charles and Estella (Simmons) Barnes.
Thelma was of the Methodist faith. She was a very gentle, caring person that was known never to be judgmental. Thelma enjoyed traveling especially when it was with family.
She loved to pass the time working on jigsaw puzzles and word puzzles.
Thelma was predeceased by her husband; Arthur Barnes on October 13, 2015, Siblings; Mildred Miller, Grace Barnes, Kenny, Roy, Bernie and Walter Moyer.
Richard R. Packard, 78, of Ruskin, FL., formerly a well-known Canton resident, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at his home. Richard Raymond was born in Canton on July 3, 1941 to the late Niles Raymond Packard and Vera (Nesbitt) Packard Snyder.
He attended Canton Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1959. After graduating, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962 as an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper. On August 8, 1964 he married the love of his life, Donna Morgan. They celebrated 55 years of devotion in August of 2019. Rich loved to hold Donna’s hand anytime he could. Richard was supervisor at the former Masonite Corporation in Towanda, owner operator of his own truck, driving for Eastern Best Products of Canton, later retiring as a driver for the former Stroehmann Bread Plant in Williamsport.
Gary R. Ulmer
Gary R. Ulmer, 81, of Troy, PA, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Bradford County Manor with loving family by his side. Gary Richard was born August 26, 1938 in Plainfield, NJ, a son of the late Carl and Margaret (Kohler) Ulmer. He grew up in New Jersey and attended North Plainfield Schools where he was a graduate of the class of 1956.
On September 5, 1959 he married the love of his life, the former Carol A. Bicknell in Warren, NJ. Together they shared 60 years of marriage and raised a son and two daughters.
In his younger years, Gary proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a talented and enthusiastic golfer. A sport that he would embrace as an occupation as well. Gary served as a regional sales representative for Tommy Armour Golf Company based out of Chicago, IL. While there, he traveled throughout the North East of the United States for 45 years until his retirement. Gary opened a driving range at his home in Springfield Twp., that he ran for several years following his retirement.
Clyde E. Burk, 86, of Troy, PA passed away, Saturday evening December 14, 2019 at his home while surrounded by family.
Clyde Eugene was born July 31, 1933 in Williamsport, PA a son of the late Harold E. Burk and Jean (Nesbitt) Burk Peabody. He attended both Williamsport and Canton Schools and later received an Automobile Mechanic Certificate from the Williamsport Technical Institute.
Clyde was a proud veteran of the Korean War and served four years with the U.S. Navy. He married the former Barbara Ann McNeal on July 5, 1953 in the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Barbara predeceased Clyde on October 24, 2016 following 63 years of devoted marriage.
Clyde owned and operated Burk’s Auto Repair in Troy for over 50 years and later was employed by the Troy Area School District until his retirement. He enjoyed times spent with his family, friends, pets and in his summer home at Mountain Lake.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, reloading and fishing. Clyde was a life member and supporter of the NRA. Mr. Burk was a devote 32° member and past master of the Trojan Lodge 306, the Towanda AASR and the Valley Williamsport AASR. He also belonged to various sportsman’s clubs and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49.
David Lewis Stewart, age 83, born in Harbeson, DE, son of the late E. Gilbert and Juanita (Pase) Stewart, passed away at his home on Thunder Road in Coryland, PA on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
David was preceded in death by his firstborn son, William "Billy" Stewart; granddaughter, Jennifer; and great granddaughter, Trinity.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra S. (Purcell) Stewart; children: Jeffrey (Jodi) Stewart, John Stewart (Melanie VanNoy), Georgia Stewart (Joe Landon) and Katy Stewart (Freddy Vitarius); daughter-in-law, Yevette Stewart-Huffman; grandchildren: Jessica Stewart, Savannah Stewart, Sadie Tuck, William (Mikaila) Stewart (active USAF) and David Lewis Stewart II; along with many great grandchildren.
David was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Airman 1st Class, as pararescue and also was a survival instructor. He retired from the Carpenter's Union Local # 532. David was a supervisor for Wells Township for 35 years.
David was a member of the Coryland Church and served for many years on the Church Board. He was a cabinetmaker by trade and owned and operated Stewart's Wood Products. He was a life member of the NRA as well as a recruiter.
Burial services were held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at noon for family and friends at the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jay Zaremba will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded to Mr. Stewart by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.
Vaughn Jennings Jr of (LeRoy Township) Granville Summit, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours with his family by his side on December 8, 2019 at Robert Packard Hospital.
Jr, as most people called him, was born to the late Vaughn and Zelma (Morse) Jennings on November 24, 1937 in West LeRoy on the Burr Morse family farm. He was the oldest of three sons. At an early age, Jr was taught the true meaning of ethics, hard work and FARMING.
Jr attended LeRoy school and was a part of the first graduating class of the new Canton Area High School. The class of 1955. While in school he was a member of the Future Farmers of American. He helped on his family dairy farm in LeRoy, where they milked Holstein cows and worked alongside working horses.
On July 6, 1956 Jr entered the United States Army. He reported to Ft Dix, New Jersey. On his first duty day he mowed the entire yard from one end to the other of the flight line. He served a tour in Germany as a tractor operator. Jr enjoyed telling stories how he drove trucks over the Rein River on floating bridges. This is where he fell in love with trucking. After his military service ended in 1958, Jr returned to LeRoy and began operating his own dairy farm and was employed by Percival Coal Company.
Walter A. Petrowski Jr., 55, well known resident of Roaring Branch, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Waldo or Wally, as known by friends, was born February 10, 1964 in Queens, NY, a son of the late Walter Arthur Petrowski Sr. and Dixie (Woodruff) Goodwin He grew up in Leroy and attended Canton Schools where he was a graduate of the class of 1982. On July 20, 1985 he married the love of his life, Brenda Myers in Honesdale, PA. Together they shared 34 years of wedded bliss and raised 4 wonderful children. In his younger years Walter was employed by Rathbun Veal and later served as manager of the Steam Valley Restaurant in Trout Run for 20 years. Most recently he worked for Cuz Excavating in Canton until his health no longer permitted him to continue.
Linda “Lynn” (Babcock) VanNoy, 69, of Standing Stone, PA, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, with her loving family by her side. Linda Helen was born September 26, 1950 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Floyd and Helen (Franklin) Babcock. Linda attended Canton Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1968. In her earlier years she was employed by various local insurance companies and was a secretary for Attorney Pat Barrett in Canton. Most recently she was secretary supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for 25 years until her retirement.
Lynn’s utmost importance in her life was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Linda cherished time spent with her family and friends. She was a very talented cook and an exceptional housekeeper. Linda enjoyed flower gardening and loved to mow her yard. She was a dedicated member of the Pennsylvania Dachshund Rescue Association. Linda opened her home and heart to many Dachshund’s, something that gave her so much joy and happiness.
Dallas D. Bown, 85, of Forksville, died Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.
Born April 18, 1934 in Forksville, he was a son of the late Robert M. and Beulah (McCarty) Bown. He and his wife, the former Sandra E. Heess, celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 30, 2019.
Dallas dedicated his entire life to the family dairy farm and logged with his father earlier in life. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and music, playing the trumpet and washtub in the Music Makers church band. Dallas was also a member of the Sullivan County Fair Association and the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Brent (Jennifer) Bown and Stephen (Alissa) Bown, both of Forksville; a sister, Irene Harvey of Forksville; a brother, Darrell (Jeanette) Bown of Troy; seven grandchildren, Ryan Bown, Cody Bown, Kyle (Kelsey) McEwan, Ian McEwan, Bryce Sakers, Kimberlee Bown, and Korey Bown; two great-grandchildren, Duncan McEwan and Dorissa McEwan; a sister-in-law, Alice Bown of FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Dallas was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Bown.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, 7083 Rt. 154, Forksville, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiating. Burial followed in Elkland Friends Cemetery, Shunk.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com