Martha L. Ostrander, Age 72 of Mud Creek Road, Troy, Pa. passed away Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 at the Troy Community Hospital with her loving family at her side. Martha Was born Mar. 12, 1946 in Lawrence Township, Pa. daughter of the late Thomas & Florence (Kilburn) Tillinghast. She was married to the late Howard Ostrander who passed away in 2004. She was formerly employed as a clerk at the Dandy Mini Mart on Rte. 6 & 14 and prior to that worked for Edgewoods for many years. She was a member of the Bradford County Rocks Group who hand painted rocks to leave in special places for people to find. Martha also enjoyed camping and spending time with her loving family especially her great-grandchildren.
On Jan. 10, 2019, well known Canton resident, Alice Chaapel Owen, 92 and a half, passed away quietly at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa. after a brief illness.
Alice was born in LeRoy Township on May 13, 1926 at her grandparent, Chaapel’s home. She was the eldest and only daughter of Frank and Emily (Thomas) Chaapel.
In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, Paul Allen Owen, Jr., in 2005 after 56 years of marriage. Also predeceasing Alice are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her brother, Dean Chaapel.
Surviving are Alice’s three children: Marcia (Pete) Shinn, Allen and Pam (Shepard) Owen and Theodore (Ted) Owen all of the Canton area. Also surviving are Alice’s brothers, Joe and JoAnn Chaapel, Donald and Marjorie Chaapel and sister-in-law, Amber Chaapel all of the local Canton area. In addition are seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
R. Diann Owen, 72, of Troy, Pa., formerly of Canton, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born July 18, 1946 in Waverly, N.Y., Ruth Diann was a daughter of the late Theron Albert and Ruth Naomi (Harbst) Seymour. She was blessed with a strong work ethic all her life. In her younger years, she worked at the former Widman’s Store in Canton for a time and also assisted with the daily operations of the Owen dairy farm in Canton Township. Diann will be remembered for opening both her home and heart when caring for the young and elderly alike. She was employed for several years with Dr. Raymond Seeley’s Eye Care in Troy until retiring. Diann was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness Church in Towanda. She loved animals and was a big supporter of the area ASPCA and Humane Societies. She was a real people person who loved to visit and just be around friends and family, but her grandchildren were the light of her life. Diann also had many interests; special times were spent reading, crocheting, shopping, being outdoors and the blessings of spring flowers. She was a huge fan of the late Elvis Presley.
Patricia Ann Ollock, 66 of Mainesburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at the Geisinger Danville Medical Center with her family by her side.
Pat was born Apr. 4, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Helen M. Welsh and Christopher Taylor, East Falls, Philadelphia, Pa.
She married Dr. Stephen B. Ollock on Oct. 5, 1974.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Walsack; brother-in -law, Paul Walsack; twin sister, Virginia A. North; sons, Kevin Ollock, Dr. Stephen J. Ollock, Ryan Ollock; daughter-in-law, Lindsay Ollock; granddaughter, Joy Ella and was a Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Rexford H. Oldroyd, age 92, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, Pa. Rexford was born Oct. 11, 1926 in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., a son of the late Henry and Anita (Baker) Oldroyd. Rexford worked for the Westinghouse Company as an electronics technician, and also enjoyed working as a ham radio operator with the call sign “K3KCN."
Rexford is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Oldroyd of Horseheads, N.Y. and Pamela (Les) Achey of Roseville, Pa., two grandchildren, Erika (Horacio) Moises and Brent (Suzy) Achey, along with five great grandchildren, Trent Achey, Kendra Moises, Kadin Moises, Devon Moises and Ashlyn Achey.
Andrew Guy Osgood, 45 of Troy, Pa., passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at his home. Andrew was born on June 19, 1973 in Baltimore, Md., son of Carl Osgood of Troy, Pa. and the late Sue Ann (Holcombe) Osgood who passed away on Aug. 8, 1998. He was a graduate of Glen Bernie High School in Maryland and was a chef for many years after. Andrew was an animal lover and had several pets, enjoyed skate boarding and working on cars, and was United Methodist by faith.
Andrew is survived by his father and step-mother Carl and Cleo Osgood of Troy, his sister Lucinda Osgood of Hyattsville, Md., his step sister Jan (Bruce) Roy and children, step brother Neal (Candy) Saunders and children, his uncle Donald (Carol) Osgood, great aunt Audrey Porter, along with numerous cousins. Andrew was preceded in death by his mother Sue Ann (Holcombe) Osgood, his grandparents Ivan and Mildred Osgood and Guy and Bessie Holcombe, and his long-time companion Anna Jaeckel.
Ruth M. Olsyn, age 79, Columbia Cross Roads, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
Ruth was born January 20, 1939 in Morristown, NJ daughter of the late Rufin & Elizabeth (Hark) VanBossyut. Prior to moving to the area she was employed by the Mars Corporation, the maker of M & M’s.
Following that she and her husband Michael J. Olsyn, Jr. purchased their farm on the Huntington Road and operated their farm side by side. Ruth’s passion and dedication in life was her husband, children, grandchildren and the farm.
Audrey I. (Raymond) Okula, 80, 0f Troy, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
She was the loving wife of Stephen C. Okula. The couple married May 17, 1958 and had 59 happy years together.
Audrey was born on October 13, 1937 in East Moriches, NY, daughter of the late Henry O. and Audrey I. (Jessup) Raymond.
For many years she was a Customer Service Representative for General Electric and was an Avon Sales Representative. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy and taught Sunday School there.
Audrey enjoyed talking about politics including the Pro-Life movement and Racial Equality. She liked watching both horse and auto racing, and was a big Dale Earnhardt fan.
She and Stephen raised and showed German Shepherds nationwide and was an officer in many dog organizations. Audrey volunteered at Rainbow Riders in Troy. After failing health took them to the Bradford County Manor, Audrey and Stephen were seen daily holding hands and watching the Catholic Channel on the television. As a supportive grandmother Audrey could always be seen at her grandchildren’s events, activities, and performances.
Nelle Jean Owen, 73, Canton, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Nelle Jean was born in Canton on January 12, 1943, a daughter of the late Edward Owen and Harriett (Miller) Bower.
She was a 1960 graduate of Canton High School and later studied at the Jean Summers Business School in Elmira. Nelle Jean was employed several years with Canton’s Parker Hannifin Corp. before retiring. In earlier years, she worked at the Ampex Corp, U.S. Merchant and Marine Academy and the Kings Point Sewing Factory.
Nelle Jean was always one to stay busy and had many interests and hobbies. She was a good cook. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and she played many a game of Euchre and Cribbage with family and friends. Nelle Jean also loved to go camping and was a talented bowler. For over 24 years she coached bowling to kids.
Most important to Nelle Jean was spending time with her family and every Thanksgiving was a very special blessing. In earlier years she was a member of Grover’s St. John’s United Methodist Church.