During the early morning of Wednesday, August 15th, 2019, Eva May (Tillotson) Chaapel of Canton passed away peacefully at Bradford County Manor. She was 77 years of age. Born July 30th, 1942 in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa., she was the daughter of Oscar and Thelma (Gee) Tillotson. Eva enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles and playing cards, especially Euchre. She was the kind of person who made friends easily and always enjoyed the company of family and friends. She was known for her good-natured “needling,” and even during her convalescence at the Manor she could bring smiles to faces and evoke laughter from those in her presence. Eva was a devoted mother of eight, and beloved grandmother and great-grandmother of many, who supported her young ones in their endeavors and took pride in their achievements.
Merle Chaapel, 71, of Troy, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2019 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, Pa 16947 with Reverend Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will be private in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers consider a donation in Merle’s name to the Austinville Union Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, Pa 16947 or the Troy Vets Club Post #49 ,1 Veterans Drive, Troy, Pa 16947. A full obituary will be in next week’s paper. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton, Pa. is assisting the family with arrangements. Share memories and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
James H. Coles, 88, of Troy, passed away July 18, 2019, peacefully at home while surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy, the only child, born January 15, 1931, in Schwenksville, Pa., to the late Dr. James G. Coles and Mila (Worthing) Coles. He attended Schwenksville High School and graduated in 1949. Shortly after graduating, James enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served during the Korean War as an Airman First Class. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Rothenberger on March 30, 1952 in Saxton, Pa. They raised three children and shared 67 wonderful years together.
Jim was always a hard worker. He was a union electrician of IBEW Local 380 out of Collegeville, Pa. for 37 years and in the summer months, aside from his full-time employment, paved and sealed driveways. Jim had a strong faith in his Lord and Savior. He was a life member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Saxton, Pa and a Deacon at the Heidelberg Reformed Church in Schwenksville, Pa. Jimmy loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and watching Nasar racing. He was also an avid antique collector. During his retirement Jim honed his talents restoring his many wood and metal antiques he collected throughout the years.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy, two daughters; Marti (Terry) Detweiler of Troy, Faye Kauffman of Towanda, son; James “Gaf” (Patty) Coles of Arizona, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild on the way, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Dr. James Coles on January 7, 1955 and his mother Mila (Worthing) Coles on August 24, 1957.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa. with Pastor George Odgen officiating. Burial will be in Fockler Cemetery in Saxton, Pa., July 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. with full Military Honors Accorded. In Lieu of flowers consider a donation in Mr. Coles name to the Church of Christ, 2485 Sylvania Road, Troy, Pa 16947. Please share memories and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
On June 2, 2019, Gay Fleming Campbell, 86 years of age, a resident of Grovetown, Georgia, for more than 36 years, crossed the finish line into Heaven.
In faithful service to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, many came to accept Christ as their Savior and grow in their faith through Sunday School, VBS, Good News Clubs, and Bible study groups taught by Gay throughout her life.
A former resident of Ralston, Pa., she was also very active in her community, serving as President of the Canton Area School Board and President of the Board of Directors for the Williamsport Area Community College (now a Penn State campus) in Pennsylvania and other community services both in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Dorland O. Campbell and her sister, Doris Fleming Stephan.
She leaves behind her sisters, Clara Fleming Richmond (Fla.) and Nola Fleming Green (Ga.), her brother, Guy R. Fleming II (N.Y.), her son, Wayne Campbell (Idaho), her daughters, Dorlene Campbell Lyons (Pa.), Bethany Campbell Bell (Ga.) and Margaretha Campbell Brooks (Va.); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Gay’s life motto was “Only one life twill soon be past…Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Gwladys (Lent) Chubb Scott, age 103, from Troy passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. She was born on January 27, 1916 in Rome, Pa., the daughter of Pearl I. Lent and Gertrude (Collingwood) Lent. Gwladys was the wife of the late Dewey Chubb who died in 1973 and the late Russell Scott who died in 1987. She graduated with a Secretarial Degree from the Ballard School in New York. Gwladys was employed at the Martha Lloyd School for 31 years. She was active in the Rebekahs and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She was also a counselor with Stephen Ministries. Gwladys loved going to church. She would sometimes attend 3 services on one Sunday. Gwladys received the Allen F. Pierce award in 1995 in recognition of her dedicated years of service to the women of the Martha Lloyd School. In her younger years she was the secretary to “Dr. Guthrie” at Robert Packer Hospital.
Sandra J. Campbell, 62, of Canton, Pa. formerly of Sheshequin Township, Pa. passed away Monday, Apr. 22, 2019 at her home following declining health. Sandra was born in Rochester, N.Y. on May 31, 1956, the daughter of Garn A. Campbell and Marion Elizabeth Shriver Campbell. Sandra married her sweat heart in the summer of 1972. Sandra lived in New Bedford, Mass. and Mimi Florida for a short time where her spouse was stationed with the US Coast Guard. Sandra was a stay at home mother of four. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, camping in earlier years, crafts, crocheting and plastic canvas.
M. Lawrence “Larry” Case, 78, of Old State Road in Troy, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Virginia “Ginny” (Lyon) Case who passed away Jan. 12, 2010. The couple married May 6, 1962 and had 47 happy years together.
Larry was born on Apr. 15, 1940 in Canton, Pa. son of the late Lawrence A. and Blanche (Swingle) Case. His early life was spent on the farm in Beech Flats until moving to the farm in Troy at the age of 16. Larry was a graduate of Troy Senior High School, class of 1958. Larry’s passion was farming and he ran the family dairy farm until his retirement in 2009. He was able to keep machinery on the farm working with his excellent mechanical abilities and expert welding. His memberships includes being a lifelong member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association (PFA) which is now the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and a member of and past chairman of the Troy Agway committee. He was also a member and past president of the Troy School Board in the 1980’s. Larry was a member of the Austinville Union Church, sang in the church choir, and was a member of the Bradford County Gideons. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed bowling in the 2 in 1 league at Terrace Lanes.
Frank Chrzan, 64, well known Troy, Pa. resident, passed away with family by his side on Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born Mar. 2, 1955 in Troy, Frank Evan was one of four children in the family of the late Raymond J. and Lula “Toddie” (Jenkins) Chrzan. He grew up on the Family’s dairy farm in Troy Twp. and graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1973. In early years Frank worked for Troy Agway and gained experience in several construction trades that led to establishing the Chrzan Construction Company which he owned and operated for many years until recently retiring. An avid hunter, Frank enjoyed a life-long appreciation of nature. He especially loved times spent on many hunting trips to Colorado and teaching his grandkids to hunt. Frank also was a talented woodworker and handyman. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a person who spoke his mind honestly and told it as he saw it. He believed in a good day’s work and instilled that work ethic on to this family. Frank was a member and supporter of the NRA, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Frank Chrzan, 64, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Monday Apr. 1, 2019 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
A memorial service and celebration of Frank’s life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Frank would have appreciated donations in his memory to the Troy Sale Barn, c/o 1244 Redington Ave. Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.
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John Edward ‘Jack’ Covert, 82, of Ralston, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Catherine (Pongratz) Covert.
Born Aug. 3, 1936 in Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., he was the son of Abram and Grace (Drake) Covert. He was one of 11 children.
Jack attended the Millstone School in Somerset and went on to own two successful businesses: Covert’s Excavating and Somerset and Jack’s Place in Ralston. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, The Red Run Rod and Gun Club, The Wheel Inn Private Club, The Somerset Volunteer Fire Company, where he was an officer for many years, the Franklin Farmer’s Hunting Club and a strong supporter of the National Rifle Association.
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