Women of the Moose will be performing their funeral ceremony at 1:45 pm.
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A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 24 from 1-4 at the Canton Moose Lodge #429, 41 Sullivan Street, for Leora W. Wilcox.
Women of the Moose will be performing their funeral ceremony at 1:45 pm.
Please join us.
Cody Drew Wesneski, 26 of Canton Township is now at peace, after years of battling the disease of addiction. He passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Born on March 13, 1992, in Towanda, he was the son of David and Beverly Harris Wesneski.
He was a 2011 graduate of Canton Area High School.
Cody was an avid fooftball player from age six up to his senior year until he sustained a knee injury in the first game of the season which ended his football career. Cody also enjoyed wrestling in his junior high years.
He made friends easily and was the social butterfly of his class; he was always willing to lend a hand when needed.
Cody found his faith and comfort in God at Liberty Church and was a member of the church for the past five years.
Cody was employed by South Mount Farms for the past two and half years and enjoyed his job and the sense of family he found there.
Doris Jean (Persun) Wheeland, 96, Troy, PA passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.
She was the loving wife of the late Lew C. Wheeland. The couple married December 5, 1942 and had 56 happy years together.
Doris was born on February 20, 1922 in Cogan House, PA, daughter of the late Ira Arthur and Florence Edna (Connelly) Persun.
She was a 1939 graduate of Liberty High School and also graduated from Lycoming College’s Secretarial Department. During World War II Doris followed Lew all around the country depending on where he was stationed.
Doris was a long time member of the United Methodist Church, attending Bay Village UMC from 1954-64, Ingomar UMC from 1964-89, Wellsboro UMC from 1989-2002, and First UMC of Troy from 2002-present. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, the Thursday Study Club, and the Troy Heritage Garden Club.
On the evening of Thursday, April 26th, 2018 former Alba resident Phillip L. Wood passed away at his residence in Palm City, FL, following a lengthy illness. He was 87 years of age.
Born March 31st, 1931 in the Tioga County village of Bungy, he was the son of Arthur and Alice (Campbell) Wood. The family relocated to Alba where Phil attended the Canton Area Schools. Following his graduation from Canton High School Phil enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as a Gunner’s Mate aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Roosevelt, and his home ports were Baltimore, MD and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following his return to civilian life Phil was employed as a corrections officer at the Bradford County Correctional Facility. While attending a dance one evening he met a girl named Sally Soper. They were married in 1961 and shared fifty years until Sally’s passing. Phil enjoyed wood working and was an accomplished cabinet maker. He was a Past Governor of Canton Lodge #429, L.O.O.M., as well as a member of Canton Post #714 V.F.W., Canton Post #303 American Legion and the Red Run Rod & Gun Club. Phil was a soft spoken, laid-back man with a heart of gold and pleasant demeanor who warmed up to people easily. He had a marvelous sense of humor, accompanied by a perpetual twinkle in his eye and mischievous grin. He could dish out good natured “ribbing” with the best of them, and he could take it as well in a sportsman-like manner. Nothing ever seemed to phase him, and he always seemed to have a kind word for everyone.
Glenn M. Ward, 82, Springfield, PA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home. He was the loving husband of Mary Norma (Varney) Ward. The couple married December 15, 1956 and had 60 happy years together.
Glenn was born on May 1, 1936 in Berrytown, PA, son of the late Kenneth and Bessie (Kier) Ward.
He was a 1954 graduate of Troy High School and was a truck driver for Leprino Cheese until his retirement.
He was a long-time member of Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, was a member of the Bradford County Antique Tractor Association, and the North East Antique Tractor Pulling Association. Glenn was passionate about tractors and attended every pulling event in the region that he could.
Robert “Bob” Ward, 57, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, following a brief illness.
Robert Paul was born in Troy, PA on March 29, 1961, he was a son of the late Shorty and Nancy (Foust) Palmer.
Bob was a person that loved to be on the move. He was raised near Alba, PA but then moved around the country until settling down in Massillon, OH in 2014. As a young man, Bob graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1979, receiving the “most mischievous” senior personality. While at CHS he was a “stout hearted warrior” actively participating in the football, wrestling and track programs.
He served in the United States Army, 82 Airborne Division and was a 32-degree F&AM, Trojan Lodge 306 and AASR, Valley of Williamsport. He was formerly a V.P. of Sales for Roll-Tite. He currently worked for E-Tank.
Virginia A. “Blondie” (Butcher) Ward, 77,Granville Summit, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born on March 24, 1941 in Roseville, PA, daughter of the late Harry A. and Margaret I. (Schofield) Butcher.
She worked the Honeycomb Line at Eureka/Paper Magic in Troy for over 30 years and enjoyed reading, watching birds, and spending time with family and friends.
During the early morning of Monday, January 29th, 2018, lifelong Leroy resident, George D. Wilcox, 87, passed away peacefully at Bradford County Manor.
Born in LeRoy on June 12, 1930, he was the son of Earl and Hattie (Haflett) Wilcox.
George was a 1948 graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Bobbee Spencer, and together they raised two sons and a daughter. He was employed in the dairy industry for forty-six years as a dairy barn inspector and as a dairy farmer in partnership with his brother at Fivebrooks Farm in Leroy. He was a life member of the Innes Hose Company and served as an active firefighter for a number of years. George also served a number of terms as a member and officer of the Canton Area School Board. He was an active member of the Deer Crossing Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
George was also a man who knew and loved his Lord Jesus, and was a longtime, faithful and active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.
He enjoyed hunting with his sons at the family cabin, tending his lawn and beautiful flowerbeds, and wintering in Cape Canaveral. He particularly enjoyed reading local and military history, was a Civil War re-enactor serving as lieutenant with the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was a member and volunteer at both the Leroy Heritage Museum and the Bradford County Farm Museum in Troy.
Leora W. Wilcox, 85, Canton, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Bradford County Manor.
Leora was born in Canton Township to the late Robert A. and Gladys Watts Ellis on October 31, 1932. She was a 1950 graduate of Canton High School.
After graduation, she worked in the office of her father’s coal yard as a weighmaster and was employed over the years by Arnot-Ogden Hospital and Troy Community Hospital, retiring in 1995 after 18 years with the US Postal Service. In 1983, she married Ralph W. Wilcox who survives.
While her children were growing up, she was very active in the local Mother’s Club. She would often talk about driving the Spanish class of 1970 to Mexico, a trip she thoroughly enjoyed. Leora was a member of the Ladies Auxillary VFW, American Legion in Canton and Morris Run and Canton’s Women of the Moose Chapter 981 where she held several offices and was honored to earn Collegiate Regent with red stole. She was a member of the Ecumenical Church, Canton.
Rose Marie Waldrip, 86, of Canton, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at her home while surrounded by loving family.
Rose Marie was born February, 22, 1931 in Canton, a daughter of the late Edward William and Mable Irene (Benjamin) Loomis.
Marie attended Canton Area Schools and later attained her GED. In earlier years, she was employed as a Data Processer with RCA in Bloomington, Indiana and then with the U.S. Air Force in Guam.
Later, Marie would retire following several years working as a Certified Nurses Aide with Guthrie Home & Health Care.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Towanda, where she enjoyed serving as a Bible Teacher. She also was talented at crocheting and loved gardening.
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