Connie J. (Hall) Allen, 73, of Wellsburg, NY and formerly of Troy, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at ELCOR in Horseheads, NY. Connie was born on May 7, 1945 in Troy, daughter of the late Robert N. and Mabel (Abbey) Hall. She was a Troy High School graduate, after did factory work at LRC, ran a snack truck, and later worked as a bartender at Settlement. Connie enjoyed reading, collected antiques and Native American Art, loved her cats and dogs, and in her years loved riding horses.
AnnaMary (VanHorn) Hulslander, 94, East Smithfield, PA passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
She was the loving wife of the late Alfred W. Hulslander who passed away on September 7, 1986. The couple married August 30, 1945 and had 41 happy years together.
AnnaMary was born on December 1, 1923 in Granville, daughter of the late Luther and Leota (Baxter) VanHorn.
She was a graduate of Mansfield Teacher’s College (Mansfield University) and was a third grade teacher at the Gladys Burnham Elementary School in Ridgebury, PA from 1966 until her retirement in 2002. AnnaMary was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Bradford County, was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church where she was a Bible School and Sunday School teacher, and attended East Smithfield Federated Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and crocheting in her spare time, but enjoyed spending time with her family and friends most.
Julius E. Putnam, 85, Sayre, formerly of Troy, PA passed away with his beloved wife, Barbara and his step-son, Jim, by his side on Saturday, May 05, 2018 at his home following an extended illness.
He was born on January 5, 1933 in Canton, PA, the son of the late William and Gertrude Wood Putnam.
Julius was a graduate of Troy High School. While in school, he was a member of the Troy Drum and Bugle Corps. He was employed with Hall Motor Company Dealership and Paper Magic at one time. Most of his life he was a farmer in the Troy area for various family owned farms.
Julius was a man who loved being outdoors, enjoying nature and that is why farming was the job he enjoyed most. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed their coffee hour at the home once a week where everyone would sit around drinking coffee and solving the problems of the world. Julius enjoyed traveling, puzzle books, and going to the casinos. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Troy.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Vicki Dudwitt, brother, Dale Putnam, brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Larene Putnam, sister-in-law, Joan Cole, and brothers-in-law, Clarence Baxter and John VanNoy.
Thomas W. H. Shoemaker, Jr., V.M.D., 96, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
He served Sullivan County and nearby areas as veterinarian for nearly 70 years.
He was Publisher Emeritus of the Sullivan Review, which has been owned by the Shoemaker family since 1966.
He also owned the Canton Independent-Sentinel from 1983 to 1988.
A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. Funeral services will be private.
The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Friends of the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 485, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Dushore Fire Company Fund Drive, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.
Richmond Bailey Young, 85, of Troy, formerly of Gordonville, PA, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
Born December 10, 1932 in Sayre, Richmond was a son of the late Russell and Lavella (Ross) Young.
He was a 1950 graduate of Troy High School.
On Feb. 18, 1950, he married his childhood sweetheart, the former Janice Teribury. They were blessed with 59 years together before her passing on May 11, 2009.
Richmond was an active member of Lancaster’s Westgate Baptist Church and a previous member of Sayre Baptist Church.
Richard “Dick” VanNoy passed away peacefully at home on April 30th, 2018 supported by his family.
He was born in Troy, Pennsylvania to Howard and Gertrude VanNoy on October 25, 1930.
He was married in 1963 to Mary Faith (Seeley) VanNoy and demonstrated 54 years of unconditional love, commitment, and respect to his children, Kristen (Tom) Schneider, Michael (Deb) Black, Erin (Steve) Shirmer; grandchildren Aimee Zook, Dylan Schneider, Dain Shirmer, Adele Shirmer; and great grandchildren Madalyn and Camdyn Zook. He is also survived by two sisters, Merriel (Ray) Hickock and Laureen (Lyle) Wright and predeceased by his brother Bryce.
His commitment to conservation practices and responsible farming led to a career path that pulled him from the farm to the state grange and resulted in 30 years with the State in conservation. Although he left the farm, he never left behind his enjoyment in working with farmers and volunteers in the community who were committed to conservation. Most of his career was spent working with conservation districts in Pennsylvania, meeting great folks, and traveling the back roads and small towns of the Commonwealth.
Lucille E. Brown, 86, Windfall, PA died peacefully on Monday morning, April 30, 2018 at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. She courageously fought to the end with her beloved family at her side.
Lucille Ellen was born June 20, 1931 in Gray Valley near Sylvania, PA, the only daughter of the late Wilson Delos and Hilda (Ripley) Giles.
Lucy married Delbert “Delly” Brown on July 13, 1965. She was a member of Windfall Methodist Church and later attended the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy.
Family always came first in Lucy’s life. She will be lovingly remembered as the matriarch of the family who kept everything running smoothly. Lucy enjoyed many interests in her life; favorites included times shared with her children and grandchildren, camping throughout the area and conversations around the campfire with family and friends. Most recently, for 15 years she enjoyed working and was a great help in establishing Brown’s Pharmacy with locations in Canton and Troy.
Doris Jean (Persun) Wheeland, 96, Troy, PA passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
She was the loving wife of the late Lew C. Wheeland. The couple married December 5, 1942 and had 56 happy years together.
Doris was born on February 20, 1922 in Cogan House, PA, daughter of the late Ira Arthur and Florence Edna (Connelly) Persun.
She was a 1939 graduate of Liberty High School and also graduated from Lycoming College’s Secretarial Department. During World War II Doris followed Lew all around the country depending on where he was stationed.
Doris was a long time member of the United Methodist Church, attending Bay Village UMC from 1954-64, Ingomar UMC from 1964-89, Wellsboro UMC from 1989-2002, and First UMC of Troy from 2002-present. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, the Thursday Study Club, and the Troy Heritage Garden Club.
George Richter, 88. peacefully passed away on April 29 at Sayre House in Sayre, PA where he was a resident after moving from Chemung, NY
He was born May 15, 1929 in Roaring Branch, PA to Charles and Nellie Richter.
George was predeceased by his parents, his wife Betty and his son Howard.
He is survived by his sister Marion Thompson Kuser, daughter Marilyn Richter in Silver Spring MD, son George (Sue) Richter in Lockwood, son Duane (Terri) Richter in Lockwood and son Lynn (Dorothy) Richter in Nichols. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
George made his living for many years in the logging industry. He greatly enjoyed his many draft horses that he had over the course of his life. It was in these pursuits that George made so many of his life-long friendships and associations.
There will be a time of gathering for family and friends on Saturday May 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a memorial service immediately following at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY.
Send Condolences at: www.RobertsFHInc.com
Lawrence William Kieslor, 80, of Troy, PA passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home. He was born November 16, 1937 in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Lawrence William and Mary (McNally) Kieslor, Sr. Lawrence was a Master Plumber, owning and operating Kieslor Plumbing & Heating. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the St. Michael’s Parish where he was an usher, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club in New Jersey.
Lawrence is survived by his daughters Gina Hernandez of Verona, NJ, and Erika Simmons of Texas, his grandchildren Anthony and Jessica, along with his sister Amy Hebel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA.
Send Condolences at: www.VickeryFH.com
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