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.
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.
Mary E. Davis, 82, of Oval, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Heritage Springs Memory Care in Lewisburg. She was born Oct. 26, 1936 in North Union, Pa. a daughter of Raymond and Matilda Mitchell Belawske.
Mary retired from PA Telephone Co. where she worked in accounting and was active in the Rauchtown Nippenose Valley Lions Club.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Vick, grandson, John R. Hannan, Jr., six brothers and sisters.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann (David) Guman of Bethlehem, Pa., Kimberly (John) Hannan of Williamsport, and her granddaughters, Amanda, Emmie, Abigail, Elizabeth and Caroline.
Joann “Tilly” Deitrick, 76, of Canton, Pa. passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, May 31, 2019 at the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.
Born on Feb. 9, 1943, Joann Marie, “Tilly” to family and friends, was one of eight children of the late Alfred and Glenda (Swain) Rusk. Tilly was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1961. She grew up in Grover and was quite the tomboy; playing a lot of baseball and hunting deer with her brothers. Tilly learned a lifelong appreciation of nature early and found contentment being outdoors all her life.
On June 27, 1970, she married Melvin “Shack” Deitrick in the Ogdensburg Church.
For a time, Tilly worked for A & P Grocery in Elmira and the former Glamorize Sewing Company in Williamsport and Canton, but her heart was always where home and family were. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, bird watcher and loved animals, supporting several animal rescue causes. She was also interested in politics and a devoted Democrat.
Dorothy (Silsdorf) DeWalt, 83, of Troy, Pa., passed away Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.
Born Mar. 22, 1936 in Bowers, Pa., Dorothy Ruth was the daughter of the late Frederick and Beulah (DeLong) Silsdorf. She was a graduate of Kutztown High School and Allentown School of Nursing where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. She was employed by Allentown General Hospital as a maternity nurse, St. Luke’s in Bethlehem, Pa. and in later years was a supervisor at the Bradford County Manor until her retirement. Dorothy was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda, Pa. She enjoyed Nascar racing, blue grass music, puzzles, camping and her special canine friend Mindy. Dorothy was a hard worker and worked beside her husband for many years on their farm. She also was dedicated to her nursing career and took it to heart. She was a “true nurse”, kind, caring, and selfless. Her generosity will always be remembered by many.
Patricia Davison, formerly of Canton passed away Tuesday, March 5th, at her sons residence in Leroy. Complete obit will appear in next weeks edition. For more information, call Morse & Kleese Funeral Home at 570-673-3193
Patricia A. Davison, widow of Bill Davison, passed away on Mar. 5, 2019 surrounded by her family. Formerly a resident of Canton Borough she was living at her son and daughter-in-law's home in LeRoy Township at the time of her passing. Pat, as she liked to be called, was a spunky woman with a “tell-it-like-it-is” attitude. She cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born Aug. 3, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Dean (& Mida) Landon. She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1964. Following graduation pat worked at many jobs including Canford's, Eureka, Farmsworth Cookie Factory, Darien Lake and miscellaneous waitress positions. Pat married Bill Davison at Friendship, N.Y. on Aug. 20, 1994. They were happily married for ten years until Bill's passing.
Ruth A. Dibble, age 89 of Canton, Pa., passed away at Bradford County Manor on Dec. 2, 2018. Ruth was born on Mar. 2, 1929 in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (MacKinzie) Angerbauer, Jr.
Ruth was the wife of the late Russell Clark Dibble, Sr., a WWII Army veteran who preceded her in death in 1998. She was previously employed as the Assistant Superintendent at the Martha Lloyd School and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy. Ruth also taught horseback riding and competed in English riding at horse shows She enjoyed knitting, sewing, flowers and gardening.
Janice (Holmes) Evans Dieffenbach, 84 of Canton, Pa., passed away at home while surrounded by family on Saturday, Nov., 10, 2018.
Janice Ann was born in Canton Apr. 26, 1934, a daughter of the late Rodman Crawford and Ethel (Keagle) Holmes. She was a member of Canton High School’s class of 1952. In the early 1940s, the Holmes' children, who were part of the “Second Street Gang," held carnivals at the family home to raise funds towards the construction of Canton’s War Memorial Pool. A caring and supportive person, Janice was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. In addition to the well-being of her family, she also enjoyed her involvement as a partner and the bookkeeper at Canton’s Dieffenbach Building Supply, and later the Canton Building Supply businesses. Jan will be remembered for her spontaneous wit and humor. She especially loved times shared with family and friends, the antics of her pampered cats and the excitement of watching the wildlife’s activities in her backyard.
While surrounded by loved ones, Randy Lee DeVinney, 58 of Barbours, Pa., was called home to the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 from the Gatehouse in Williamsport.
Born Oct. 13, 1959 in Bellefonte, Pa., Randy was a son of Barbara (Keller) Mills of Centre Hall, Pa. and the late Charles DeVinney. He was a 1977 graduate of State College High School and received an Associate’s degree in Forestry from the former. WACC in Williamsport, Randy enjoyed his career as a self-employed lumber broker. He was married to the former Sherry Hunter on Aug. 3, 2002 at their home.
Randy will be lovingly remembered as a thoughtful and reserved person who sometimes kept to himself. He drew strength by spending time in the woods that he knew so well. Randy was also a devoted family man who cherished his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, NASCAR’S Dale Earnhardt Sr., the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Rams. He was proud of his home, kept his yard immaculate and enjoyed listening to music, especially The Doors and George Thorogood.
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