Surrounded by family, Jerry Allan Vittorio, 62, of Canton, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 12, 2020. In keeping with his wishes there were no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton assisted the family with arrangements. A comprehensive obituary and memories and condolences can be seen and shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Sally Ann (Smith) Vickery peacefully passed away at Troy Community Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones on December 31, 2019, at the age of 82.
Sally is not here today, but she is alive in our minds and hearts. Webster’s defines “selfless” as having great concern for other people, with little or no concern for yourself. Selfless dedication, devotion, and love. Sally was selfless.
Sally was a faithful and loving wife to Gerald “Jerry” W. Vickery, Jr. for 57 years. For 50 years, Jerry served families at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA. The two lifeguarded together at the Troy Community Swimming Pool. Both of their families spent time in the summer at Mt. Lake, PA.
Rockwell Drive, in Troy, was their home for a lifetime of family, content, and love. Sally enjoyed the quiet reverence for everyday miracles of her back porch flowers and birds. In today’s complex world, she valued the virtue of a written and thoughtful note. She listened, she cared, and she helped.
Sally was the only child of Dr. G. Leslie Smith and Helen (Horning) Smith of Troy. Sally’s mother worked closely with her father, who was an optometrist and proprietor of Smith Bros. Jewelry Store in Troy, PA. Her aunt, Nancy (Horning) Merritt (Jim) was like a sister and lifetime friend. Nancy and Jim will be forever close at Glenwood Cemetery.
Linda “Lynn” (Babcock) VanNoy, 69, of Standing Stone, PA, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, with her loving family by her side. Linda Helen was born September 26, 1950 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Floyd and Helen (Franklin) Babcock. Linda attended Canton Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1968. In her earlier years she was employed by various local insurance companies and was a secretary for Attorney Pat Barrett in Canton. Most recently she was secretary supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for 25 years until her retirement.
Lynn’s utmost importance in her life was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Linda cherished time spent with her family and friends. She was a very talented cook and an exceptional housekeeper. Linda enjoyed flower gardening and loved to mow her yard. She was a dedicated member of the Pennsylvania Dachshund Rescue Association. Linda opened her home and heart to many Dachshund’s, something that gave her so much joy and happiness.
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.
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