Evelyn Kilmer Matson of Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor Monday, Nov. 12. She was 97 years of age. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.
Paul H. Machmer, 93, well-known resident of the Canton area (Union Twp., Tioga County passed away on Wednesday evening, September 19, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
Paul Herbert, “Paulie” to family and friends, was born December 4, 1924 at the family farm in Ward Township, Tioga County. He was the last surviving of 13 children in the family of the late Fred S. and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. On February 2, 1945, he married the former Emma Graham and while in the U.S. Army during WWII, he and Emma wrote to each other every day. They were blessed with 11 children and 63 years of marriage before her passing on Oct. 24, 2007. Paul found his calling early in life; he was a life-long farmer. They established the “Machmer Family Farm” in the late 1940’s. In earlier years Paulie worked for PennDOT for a short time and also drove the neighborhood kids to and from school for many years. Paulie was a man who was fair-minded; he believed in diligent work and instilled those qualities on to his family.
Stephen C. MacNett, 71, of Mechanicsburg, died on September 18, 2018.
A prominent Pennsylvania political figure, Steve devoted his 44-year legal career to working in the Senate of Pennsylvania. Possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of the legislature, legal cases, and historical milestones, Steve was widely regarded as the Commonwealth's constant and unelected "51st senator." He was a trusted friend and advisor to prominent figures of both political parties.
Steve began working in the Senate as a legislative page while an undergraduate student at Dickinson College and continued as a part-time Senate employee while a student at Dickinson School of Law. Upon his law school graduation in 1971, Steve joined the Senate Republican legal staff. He became General Counsel for the Senate Republican caucus in 1977, a role he held until his retirement in 2011.
Jeanne E. Monroe, 88, Troy, PA passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health.
Born on September 9, 1929 in Gillett PA, Jeanne was the daughter of the late, Harry & Ora Barnes Kerrick.
She was employed for many years at the Bradford County Manor as a Dietary Clerk.
Jeanne was a well-known member of the "Robinson Band" where she loved to entertain playing her accordion.
She was also a member of the Leona United Methodist Church.
Mary E. (Beck) Messner, 86, of East Point, PA, while surrounded by her loving family, went to be with her Lord and Savior following an extended illness, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. Mary Esma (Beck) was born September 10, 1931 in Liberty Township, Tioga County PA. She was a daughter of the late Willard Theodore Beck and Mary Elizabeth (Sechrist) Beck.
She attended Liberty High School. On Labor Day, September 6, 1948, after the thrashing was finished for the day, Mary and Charles Henry Messner were united in marriage in the East Point Church. He was a farmer, and they worked side by side on the dairy farm until retiring in 1989. They continued raising beef cattle after the dairy cows were gone. Mary also worked at the Liberty Elementary School cafeteria for a while.
Mary was a lifelong member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in East Point and the East Point Sunday School. She taught the children’s Sunday school class for many years. Mary was a member of the Pollyanna Class and the Ladies Aide. Other memberships included the Old East Point Cemetery Association, the Sebring Grange No. 1047 and the Pomona and State Granges. She was a life-time member of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company and a very active member of their Auxiliary.
James R. "Jim" McNeal, 48, of Athens, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.
He was born on February 27, 1970 in Sayre, PA, the son of Linda Bump and Charles McNeal.
Jim enjoyed softball and he was a referee for the games at the Monroeton Ball Field. For many years, he oversaw the ball field and scheduling until his health began to fail. He was an avid sports fan, watching all sports on tv. Jim especially enjoyed WWE and was very adept at naming any sports figure.
Roger Allen Madigan, 88 of Luthers Mills and Harrisburg, PA passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home in Harrisburg.
Family, friends and colleagues are invited to call on Wednesday, June 6, from 1 to 4 PM and 5 to 9 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 1030 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
Funeral services will be held privately and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947
Stephen Ansel Miller, 69, Troy, passed away at home on April 27, 2018 after a short battle with brain cancer, with help from Hospice.
He was a lifelong farmer who took pride in his animals, especially his horses and dogs. A true cowboy at heart, he found happiness in giving a helping hand to all in need.
Steve was the son of the late Ansel and Betty Miller of Pine City, NY.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 39 years; brother, Randy, and sister, Nancy (Jim); also four children; Tammy (Jim), Tessie (Bob), Todd and Teresa (Dennis); six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews, along with life-long friend, Steve (Judy).
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Denis Lee Manotti, 59, Montoursville, entered into rest at 12:37 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.
He was born March 20, 1959, in Lewisburg, a son of Phebe (Grand) Manotti, Mifflinburg, and the late Robert L. Manotti, Sr.
On November 3, 1990, in Lock Haven, he married the love of his life, Maryanne E. Walizer, who survives.
Denis was a 1977 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and later Millersville University. He was a teacher and a wrestling coach for 33 years at Canton Area Jr-Sr High School.
Denis will forever be remembered by his wife of 27 years, and two daughters, Mikah J. Manotti and March I. Manotti; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Andrea Manotti, Kenneth Manotti and Suzanne Manotti, and John and Lisa Manotti. He was loved by his five nieces and nephews; Clint, Dustin, Elizabeth, Jeana, and Peter.
Denis was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Penn’s Creek.
Wilbur J. Morse, 90, life-long resident of Canton, passed away while surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born June 29, 1927 at the family home in Canton Township, Wilbur was a twin child of the late Willard Judson and Lena (Williams) Morse.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army. On May 14, 1948 he married the former Marjorie “Marge” Rolison at her family’s home in Troy.
They were blessed with four children and shared nearly 70 years together.
Wilbur enjoyed his work as a heavy equipment operator and crew foreman. He was employed by Lloyd Herman Construction, PennDOT, Jones & Brague Mining and retired from Canton Township.
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