Vincent J. Vitiello, Jr. 78, of Troy, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, Pa. He was the loving husband of Renata (Navalskaite) Vitiello. The couple married Sept. 17, 2005 and had 13 happy years together.
Stephen Vermilya, 64, of Grover, Pa. passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2018.
Born to the late Glenford Charles and J. Marlene (Calkins) Vermilya, Stephen Glenford Vermilya was born Nov. 9, 1953 in Sayre, Pa. After graduating from Canton High School in 1971, he attended Williamsport Area Community College for studies as a heavy equipment mechanic. In earlier years, Steve developed his talents as a local musician, singer and songwriter performing from the age of 11 with groups such as The Green Mist, The Messengers, Steel Sun and Spice of Life. Music was always his passion throughout his life and later became his means to connect with others spiritually with the group Malachi and his family ministry eventually leading to his solo album, “He’s Alive” in 1986. Steve was a proud patriot serving his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1976 where he was notably one of only three Marines to ever receive musical orders to entertain the troops while deployed. On Mar. 18, 1978, he married the former Judy Mills in Jacksonville, NC. In 1981, Steve and his family returned to Pennsylvania where he spent the next 15 years working alongside his father, Glenford, in their family owned and operated business, Vermilya’s Milk Hauling, which he continued after his father’s passing until 2007. He also dedicated 15 years to the Canton Ambulance Association as an EMT and driver and later worked for Cudd, Inc driving truck and working in the accounting department, where he retired in 2015.
Ralph A. Verdolini of Homosassa, Florida, passed away at Seven Rivers Regional Medical center in Crystal River, Florida on July 25, 2018. Ralph was a longtime resident of Gillett, PA.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1929, to a large Italian family in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has resided in Homosassa, Florida, for the last 15 years.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Sue) Verdolini; stepchildren, Dorothy Biby of Virginia, Connie (Ken) Rusin of East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, George Gurnsey of Inverness, Florida, and April Beck of Brooksville, Florida; and a sister, Lillian Scampinni of San Francisco, California. He had six step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by his parents; four brothers; his first wife, Anna Mahosky Gurnsey; and his step-daughter-in-law, Sharon Gurnsey.
Ralph was in the Merchant Marines for 14 years, then moved to the Gillett, Pennsylvania, area and worked as a carpenter.
AnnaMary (VanHorn) Hulslander, 94, East Smithfield, PA passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
She was the loving wife of the late Alfred W. Hulslander who passed away on September 7, 1986. The couple married August 30, 1945 and had 41 happy years together.
AnnaMary was born on December 1, 1923 in Granville, daughter of the late Luther and Leota (Baxter) VanHorn.
She was a graduate of Mansfield Teacher’s College (Mansfield University) and was a third grade teacher at the Gladys Burnham Elementary School in Ridgebury, PA from 1966 until her retirement in 2002. AnnaMary was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Bradford County, was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church where she was a Bible School and Sunday School teacher, and attended East Smithfield Federated Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and crocheting in her spare time, but enjoyed spending time with her family and friends most.
Richard “Dick” VanNoy passed away peacefully at home on April 30th, 2018 supported by his family.
He was born in Troy, Pennsylvania to Howard and Gertrude VanNoy on October 25, 1930.
He was married in 1963 to Mary Faith (Seeley) VanNoy and demonstrated 54 years of unconditional love, commitment, and respect to his children, Kristen (Tom) Schneider, Michael (Deb) Black, Erin (Steve) Shirmer; grandchildren Aimee Zook, Dylan Schneider, Dain Shirmer, Adele Shirmer; and great grandchildren Madalyn and Camdyn Zook. He is also survived by two sisters, Merriel (Ray) Hickock and Laureen (Lyle) Wright and predeceased by his brother Bryce.
His commitment to conservation practices and responsible farming led to a career path that pulled him from the farm to the state grange and resulted in 30 years with the State in conservation. Although he left the farm, he never left behind his enjoyment in working with farmers and volunteers in the community who were committed to conservation. Most of his career was spent working with conservation districts in Pennsylvania, meeting great folks, and traveling the back roads and small towns of the Commonwealth.
Floyd K. Van Noy, 76, of West Burlington, passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones on March 23, 2018.
Born May 17, 1941 in Sayre, Floyd Kenneth was a son of the late Kenneth and Gladys (Wilbur) Van Noy.
He was a graduate of Troy High School’s class of 1958. Floyd married the former Dianna Hillyard on November 12, 1960 at Elmira’s Northside Baptist Church. They were blessed with 57 years together and raised seven children.
Floyd worked as an independent truck owner/driver for 35 years until retiring in 1989. He started his career by hauling lime with his father and then drove for Smith’s, Halls, Jones and Wickwire Companies. Floyd loved his family dearly and they made him very proud. Most enjoyable times were spent supporting his grandchildren’s activities, especially wrestling. He liked playing horseshoes, card games and square dancing. Floyd also was a loyal Red Sox fan. He enjoyed football and took many trips to watch Penn State games.
Beverly J. (VanNoy) Weaver, 87, East Troy, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Theodore “Ted” Weaver who passed away on June 19, 2013. The couple married November 24, 1955 and had 57 happy years together.
Bev was born on May 25, 1930 in Sylvania, daughter of the late Leslie D. and Faye D. (Dewey) VanNoy.
She originally worked with her parents at the L.D. VanNoy General Store in East Troy, then went off to nursing school at the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing where she earned her Bachelors of Registered Nursing degree. Bev worked for various doctor’s offices and hospitals in the Troy area and finally retired as Nursing Supervisor from the Bradford County Manor.
Bev was a life member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and was the organist and pianist for many years. Her life was dedicated to the church; where she was choir director, Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Bev was also a member of the East Troy Card Club and volunteered for the American Red Cross.
Donna M. Vaughn, 73, Williamsport, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at her home.
Born August 10, 1944, in Columbia Cross Roads, she was a daughter of the late Merle Horning and Marjorie (Grace) Davies.
She was a graduate of North Penn High School. She retired from the accounts payable department at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Donna enjoyed sewing, knitting afgans, cooking, and baking. She was a loving mother and grandmother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a love for all animals and adopted many from shelters over the years.
On the evening of Monday, November 6th, 2017, Lavonne Marie (Russell) Vroman, 83, Ralston passed away quietly at her residence.
Born July 12th, 1934 in Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Mildred (Stryker) Russell. Lavonne was an avid New England Patriots fan, having followed the team since its beginning. She had been an accomplished bowler in previous years and was part of a championship team in the early 1970’s.
She enjoyed singing along with the radio or phonograph, especially while working around the house and she loved to cook and bake for her family. She was also fond of Polka dancing.
Lavonne was a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. There she taught her children to swim and to appreciate nature. She loved the changing of the seasons, especially fall and spring, and from her home nestled among the trees on the hillside she enjoyed a front row view of God’s creative beauty.
Surviving are sons, James Vroman of Ark., Archie (& Cindy) Vroman, Canton, Terry Vroman, Trout Run, Douglas Vroman, Ralston, Wayne Vroman of Ark., Michael (& Jeanette) Vroman of IL.; daughters Cheryl Staton, Williamsport and Hazel (& Thomas) Wilger of IL; sister Peg Forer ,Liberty; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie W. Vroman, as well as several brothers and sisters.
In accordance with Lavonne’s expressed wishes there will be no public viewing or service. (www.morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)
On October 19th, 2017, John Paul Vanderpool, 56, Towanda passed away unexpectedly at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Known to his friends as “Coconut”, he was born August 4th, 1961 in Sayre, and was the son of Walter and Eliza (Johnson) Vanderpool.
For most of his working life John was a house painter, but his career was cut short by his illness. However, John was never one to allow himself to be confined and controlled by his infirmities.
He lived his life to the fullest, experiencing and enjoying life’s pleasures every day. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching NFL games on TV, and was an avid Steelers fan, and watching his own grandsons playing football, as well as his granddaughter who is a cheerleader. He was loyal to his community and was a devout follower of Black Knights football.
John was a devoted father and grandfather who strived to be independent despite his physical limitations, and was truly an inspiration to his family and friends.
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