Michael R. Starkey “Bear," age 54 of Starkey Lane, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away at home on Sunday, October 7, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born Dec. 18, 1963 in Troy, Pa., son of Paul H. and Gladys J. (VanZile) Starkey. He was employed with the Williams Company as an Operations Technician having previously worked at Cummings Lumber for 28 years. Michael was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and Pine Lodge. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing all over the United States and Canada. He had recently started pheasant hunting, which he really enjoyed.
Randy S. Smith, 54, Morris Run, PA, passed away on August 4, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport.
Born October 17, 1963 in Blossburg, PA. Randy Scott, endeared as “Pettit” by family and friends, was a son of the late Datus and Mary Alice (Nybeck) Smith. He was a graduate of Montoursville High School. Pettit will be lovingly remembered as being blessed with a positive and happy nature.
He had a sweetness about him and was a kind, outgoing and humorous person. Favorite times were spent with family and friends.
Randy loved cooking and listening to music, especially classic Rock N Roll.
Surviving are his siblings; Deborah Smith of Montoursville, Pamela Smith and Alan (Christine) Smith all of Morris Run and Cindy Smith of Cameron Mills, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Tracey L. Segur, a resident of Buckhannon, WV and The Villages, FL died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Kindred Long Term Acute Care in Ocala, FL.
He was the last surviving child of Albert Tracey Segur and Laurissa Woodard Segur and was born on March 16, 1927 in Canton, PA.
He was brother to the late Phyllis Johnston, Harriett Maslinski, Marlene Gee Jones, Beverly Aston, and Elwin Segur. He married the late Lois Elaine Drysdale Segur in 1946 and the late Leahbell “Boots” Lane Friend in 1982.
Mr. Segur is survived by son Dennis (Rise) Segur and daughter Barbara Raflo, both of The Villages, FL and daughter Joan (William) Moomau of Annapolis, MD. He is also survived by stepsons, Mark (Katherine) Friend of Buckhannon, WV, David (Jennifer) Friend of Kiel, WI and stepdaughter, Beckie Isenhart of Gettysburg, PA.
Also surviving are three grandsons, Brian (Erin) Hornbeck of Ashburn, VA, Bert Leatherman, San Paulo, Brazil and Blake Moomau of Annapolis, MD, and one granddaughter, Stephanie (Greg) Chadwick of Matthews, NC. He is also survived by three great grandsons, two great granddaughters, five step grandsons, two step granddaughters, six step great grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Early on the morning of Friday, July 6th, 2018, Eva (Hower) Smith of Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 79 years of age.
Born November 26th, 1938 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Henry and Eva (Dicel) Hower.
She was the wife of the late William Lee Smith, and resided in the city’s Frankford neighborhood prior to moving to Canton in 1998.
Eva loved the beauty of Bradford County and the small town camaraderie of Canton.
Miriam L. Stumpo, 77, Philadelphia, PA passed comfortably away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Elderwood At Waverly after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elva Miller Mckean; and granddaughter, Chelsea Leigh Brennan.
Miriam is survived by her children, Lisa Ann (Gary M.) Brennan, Gillett, David (Jackie) Stumpo, Gillett, and Andrea Stumpo, Horsham, PA; grandchildren, Gary Michael (Kylie) Brennan, Dylan Joseph Brennan, and Kayla (Zach) Tedesco, Gina and Madison Stumpo; and great grandchildren, Sophie, Brynlie, Addlie, Olivia Chelsea
Rose G. Seeley, 99, Canton, PA, widow of Herman, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, June 30, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor, just a few days shy of her 100th birthday.
Rose was born in Armenia Township on July 10, 1918. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Kutz) Walcheski.
On Dec. 11, 1937 Rose married H. Herman Seeley in Canton. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm near Minnequa Springs in Canton Twp. until 1965.
Herman then established an excavating business before they retired in 1993.
Rose was a private, hard-working person who was a great help to her all husband’s endeavors. In addition to being a busy farm wife, she was a fabulous cook. She grew strawberries, tended large vegetable gardens yearly and canned.
Richard E. Soule Jr., Roaring Branch passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 28th. Born June 11, 1966, he was the son of Richard and Faith Soule.
Richard married Roxanne Shepherd on June 30, 2001.
His enjoyments were fishing and camping, along with his favorite hunting.
Richard is survived by his wife Roxanne; step-children, Beth, Andrea, and Sean; sons-in-law, Kevin Cole and Jordan Applebee; sister Dianna Wilson and her husband Michael; brother Ronald Soule and his wife Kiley, also several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday, July 14th from 12 noon until 1 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Colton officiating.
Cherie Eastabrook Sutton, 47, Wysox, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was a patient of the Sayre Health Care Facility in Sayre.
Cherie was born in Towanda on January 19, 1971, the youngest daughter of Barbara J. Hufford of Canton and Rexford B. Eastabrook of Milan.
Cherie graduated from Towanda High School and Mansfield University.
She was employed as a respiratory therapist at Robert Packer Hospital before her illness made it impossible to continue working. She enjoyed her job very much and loved the people she worked with.
During the early morning of Friday, May 25th, 2018 Ellenton resident Bertha Mae Bagley passed away quietly at Geisinger Medical Center. She was 81 years of age.
Known to family and friends as Bea, she was born January 8th, 1937 at her family’s Ellenton Mountain dairy farm and was the daughter of Robert and Elsie (Dickerson) Bagley.
She went on to have a long career as a secretary, paralegal and personal assistant in Washington D.C. with AMTRAK, The American Bankers Association and at the Pentagon. She returned home to the mountains upon the death of her father in 1989.
Bea had an undeniable love for God and music. She played piano and organ at her church for many years, as well as singing with the church’s trio.
Weldon “Jake” Shaffer, 79, Canton, passed away at his home on May 22, 2018.
It is impossible to summarize his life and his legacy in a few, short paragraphs. His was a life that impacted innumerable people, students and athletes during his 40 years of teaching and coaching at Canton Junior-Senior High School.
Born in Williamsport, PA on February 4, 1939, Jake was a standout athlete, starring in football, baseball and track. He was scouted and pursued by the MLB as a left-handed power hitting catcher, won All-State honors in football in 1956, and set the former PA state record for the shot-put that stood until the mid-70’s.
He played college football at North Carolina State University, starting on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Wolfpack.
When Jake graduated from NC State in 1962, he won the hand of the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Sampson) and they moved to Canton to make a life together.
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