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Bustin, Alice Marie Homan  
Alice Marie Homan Bustin, 88, a resident of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda since May of 2014, formerly a long-time resident of Milan, Pa., passed away Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and joined her loved ones in heaven. Alice was born at home in Sheshequin Township, Pa. on July 26, 1926, the third of six children to George F. Homan and Kathryn Murphy Homan. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1943 and in early years was employed by the First National Bank in Towanda. In 1947 she married Paul F. Bustin and the couple was later blessed with five children. Following the untimely death of her husband in 1963, Alice sold their family dairy farm in Milan and in 1965 began a successful and dedicated career with the U.S. Postal Service as Post Master in Milan proudly serving the mailing needs of the Milan community for 37 years until her retirement in 2012. Alice was a faithful member of the Catholic Church since birth, most recently a parishioner at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda. She was also a member of the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens. She served as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for many years until she was no longer able. Alice loved her family dearly and dedicated her life to raising her family. She enjoyed bowling for many years and later in life at age 60 became a golf enthusiast, playing golf with family and friends. She leaves behind her daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Young of Troy, MaryLou (Michael) Allen of Athens, Nancy Bustin (Rick Callear and Tara Callear) of Monroeton; son, Michael (Sheryl) Bustin of Lititz, Pa.; son-in-law, Frederick A. "Fred" Maynard of Monroeton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Page of Pine City, N.Y., Darin Young of Columbia Cross Roads, Robert W. (Kristine) Watkins of Towanda, Patrick A. (Tina) Maynard of Herrickville, Paul A. (Shannon) Maynard of Towanda, Lisa (Steve) Hawken of Campbell, N.Y., Lori (Gabe) Unger of Athens, Jessica Bustin of Brooklyn, N.Y., Allison Bustin of Costa Rica, Katelyn Bustin of Lititz, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Devin and Macey, Clayton and Carson, Lilly, Mallory and Emilie Jo, Mackenna, Marin and Mya, Lydia and Maggie, Stella and Zeke; sister, Rita May of Schenectady, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Shirley Homan of Athens; brother-in-law, James F. Lenox of Lake Wesauking; and numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. Bustin in 1963; daughter, Ann Marie Maynard in 2012; grandson, Christopher Watkins; sister, Rose H. Lenox; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Betty Homan, Thomas and Vi Homan; brother, Robert Homan; and a dear cousin, Lloyd Sullivan. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. Alice was generously committed to supporting organizations aimed at making the world a better place. The family requests that contributions be directed to the food banks of Bradford County, the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital Resident Activities Fund, 603 William St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the National Kidney Foundation Inc., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, in Alice's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 27, 2015
Cagle, Mary R.  
Mary R. Cagle, 80, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home. She was born on Sept. 3, 1934 in Haywood, N.C., daughter of the late Frank and Rebecca (Green) Cagle. She attended the Martha Lloyd Senior Center, enjoyed arts and crafts, and was very helpful with chores around the house. Mary is survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Services for Mary R. Cagle are private and at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Send Condolences at: VickeryFuneralHome.com
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 23, 2015
Chiola, Margherite V.  
Margherite V. Chiola formerly of 329 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. passed away peacefully Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa. where she had been a guest for several years. Margherite was born in Towanda on Jan. 21, 1923 to the late James and Carrie Mason Christino. Margherite was a graduate of Towanda High School. After graduation, she went to work for Sylvania where she met her husband, Vincent "Jim" Chiola. They were married for over 41 years before his passing in 1994. Her greatest pride was her two children, Margaret "Peggy" Sealander of Gaithersburg, Md. and Steve Chiola of Wyalusing, Pa. Marge worked with her husband, Jim, to establish SERVE. She was a lifelong member of Saints Peter and Paul Church of Towanda and its Altar and Rosary Society. Marge loved to play golf until she was no longer able and was a member of the Towanda Country Club having played in numerous women's leagues and tournaments. In addition, she was a member of TOPS and the Red Hats. Margherite loved to cook, bake, play bridge and travel. Surviving in addition to her children is her beloved grandson, Geoffrey Vincent Sealander of Gaithersburg, Md.; sister, Marie Beahan of Winter Haven, Fla.; nephews, Michael Beahan of Lyme, N.H., Bradley J. Beahan of Leesburg, Fla., Thomas Beahan of Newnan, Ga., Ronald Baldassano of Sparta, N.J.; nieces, Suzanne Cook of Fayette, Mo., Lucille Pallante of Allentown, N.J., and Jane Gibson of Old Bridge, N.J.; numerous cousins; very special neighbors, the Kasenga family; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa; a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor, as celebrant. The family suggests that memorials be made to Serve, Inc., 22 Chiola Lane, P.O. Box 93, Monroeton, PA 18832 or to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848, in her memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 25, 2015
Fairchild, Mary Grimes  
On March 21, former Canton resident Mary Grimes Fairchild passed away at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach following a final battle with breast cancer. She was 87 years of age. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. on Nov. 12, 1927, she was the daughter of James L. and Margaret Dolan Grimes of Wysox. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1945. Following graduation, Mary worked at Sylvania and Bradford County Welfare Services. On May 24, 1947 she married L. Paul Fairchild, and together they raised four children. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage until his death in 2008. She worked with her husband on the family farm near West Franklin until 1966. At that time the family moved to Canton, where she again worked with her husband, operating an independent insurance agency. She continued working following Paul's retirement, while spending the winter months at their home in Boynton Beach, Fla. In 2000, they moved to Florida permanently. Mary dedicated her life to her family and helping others. She was a communicant at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton and St. Thomas More in Boynton Beach. She was a member and officer of St. Michael's Altar Rosary Society, organizing and cooking at the fall dinners (making pies!), manning the church booth at the Apple Cheese Festival and running the pizza stand at the church Summerfest, the Canton Civic Club, heading up the Halloween parade for many years, and Women's Auxiliary of the VFW. She was also seen every July at the Canton Fireman's Fair pizza stand. As a member of Corey Creek Golf Club, she spent much time playing golf. She was an avid euchre player at the VFW Post 714 in Canton. She will be remembered for times shared with friends while bowling in the Canton league and for the many cards she sent to others during times of celebration and sadness. She also believed in giving back to others. She volunteered at Troy Community Hospital while living in Canton and later at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach. She is survived by daughters, Kathy (and Harold "Buzz") Kennedy of Lewisburg, Pa. and Julie (and Leo "Skip") Brownyard of Carlisle, Pa.; grandchildren, Joe (and Clara) Fairchild of Northeast, Md., Sarah (and Jaime) North of Winfield, Pa., and Nicole and Casey Brownyard of Carlisle; great-granddaughter, Kennedy North; step-grandchildren, Lynn (and Mark) Sullivan and Ryan Brownyard; four step-great-grandchildren; extended family; Betsy (and John) Davis of Delaware; brothers, James (and Barbara) Grimes and Robert (and Patricia) Grimes of Wysox; and sister-in-law, Thelma Parks of Towanda. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sons, Jim and Lenny Fairchild; and in-laws, Dutch and Louise Fairchild, Lee and Janet Fairchild, Howard and Ruth Raynor, George and Helen Fairchild and Clay Fairchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, N. Washington St. at E. Union St., Canton, with Fr. Michael McCormick, celebrant. There will be a time of visitation in the church narthex one hour prior to mass. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's. morseandkleesefuneralhome.com
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 25, 2015
Flanders, Ernest Charles  
Ernest Charles Flanders, 59, formerly of Warren Center, Pa., passed away on Thursday evening, March 26, 2015. Ernest was born on May 2, 1955 in Miami, Fla., a son of the late Ernest S. and Marion E. (Evans) Flanders. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. Ernest is survived by his brothers David B. Flanders of Fort Worth, Texas, Kevin Flanders of Towanda; nephew Alex Flanders of Texas; and a uncle Emerson Evans. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Warren Center Cemetery. Condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com . Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.
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Published in Daily Review from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2015
Gregory, Reta H. Carner  
Reta H. Carner Gregory, 96, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at home following a brief illness. She was born on July 5, 1918 in Overton, PA the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mabel Baker Carner. Reta was in the last class of 10 people in the Overton School in 1934, and her whole life she wore her class ring. She was a 1936 graduate of Towanda High School. Reta graduated from the Del Kader Beauty School in 1946 and maintained her beauty license for 50 years. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing, and she enjoyed cooking, sewing, she made over 200 hats for the OR at the hospital, baking, especially her cookies, jams, jellies, and her fudge. Reta married her husband Laverne Gregory on November 14, 1941 and they celebrated 58 years together prior to his passing. She worked at Belle Knitting, Blue Swan Mills and Sayre Lingerie for over 50 years, teaching hundreds of people to sew. Reta enjoyed traveling in her younger years to York Beach, Maine. She also bowled in several leagues and attended several NY State Bowling Tournaments. She is predeceased by her husband Laverne in 1999, brothers George, Harry, Henry, Lewis, and Gene Carner and sister Grace Schultz. Reta is survived by her son Gary Gregory of Sayre, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 1pm – 3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 3pm with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. (For those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences/flowers may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com ).
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 24, 2015
Heavlow Sr., Douglas W.  
Douglas W. Heavlow Sr., 72, of 340 William St. Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda with his loved one's by his side, following a battle with cancer for the past eight months. Douglas was born in Chester, Pa., on Aug. 10, 1942, the son of Ralph Watson Heavlow and Anna Wybreiala Heavlow. He was a graduate of Media High School, Media, Pa., Class of 1960, and subsequently attended the Philadelphia Art School. In early years, Douglas was employed by Martel's Grocery Store in Swathmore and by Swathmore College. He was later employed by United Airlines and then Boeing Aircraft as a quality auditor for many years until his retirement. Following retirement, Douglas built a cabin in Evergreen, Pa., known as Serenity Hill where he loved spending time. Building campfires and watching the night sky were always special there. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing-especially on the St. Lawrence River, wildlife, and scenic art. Douglas was a member of the NRA and a supporter of multiple wildlife organizations. He was also a member of the Fine Arts Council of Troy, Pa. Surviving are his wife Sandra Curry Heavlow; mother Anna Heavlow; children Douglas Jr. (Cindy) Heavlow, Robert (Patti) Heavlow, Donna (John) Doan, Dawn (Rob) Slesicki, Kenneth (Trina) Heavlow, and Joy Heavlow; grandchildren, Amanda, Kirsten, Cassidy, Robert, Isabel, Zach, Robert, Colin, and Kayla; sisters Dorothy (Utt) Davis and Caroll (Steve) Summers; several nieces and nephews; his extended family, step children Kevin Curry, Karen (Brian) Hall; step-grandchildren Cody, Talon, Danielle, Kylene; step-great-grandchildren James, Gage, Kaylynne and Shiloh. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Watson Heavlow in 2000. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. The family suggests that contributions be directed to F.A.C.T. (Fine Arts Council of Troy) Scholarship Fund, c/o Melody Lewis, 2226 Big Pond Road, Columbia Crossroads, PA 16914, in memory of Douglas W. Heavlow Sr. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 30, 2015
Hutchins, Hobart B.  
"Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play!" Hobart B. Hutchins enjoyed nothing more than a good game, be it sports, cards or board games, and now he is playing in heaven. Hobe passed away on March 21, 2015 with his children by his side at his residence in Franklin, Tenn. He moved to Franklin from Towanda, Pa. in 2012. He was 88 years old. Born in Waymart, Pa. on Feb. 17, 1927, he was the son of Burton H. and Minnie Bucklish Hutchins. Hobe graduated from Waymart High School, East Stroudsburg State Teacher's College (BSE) and the University of Scranton (ME). He served with the 88th Blue Devil Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Italy during WWII. Hobe's first job was at the age of 5 when he delivered newspapers in order to pay for a life insurance policy his father had purchased. He later began his 36 year education and coaching career at Northeast Bradford High School, where he led his baseball and basketball teams to a combined 13 championships. Hobe later continued his career at Wyalusing Valley High School until his retirement in 1990. He was also well known in the area as a baseball umpire, basketball referee, and high school and college soccer official. In 2002 Hobe was inducted into the East Stroudsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame, where he was a four year starter in both baseball and soccer. He was also a member of the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame. Hobe remained active throughout his entire life, traveling to Florida for baseball spring training games during his retirement, and continued roller and ice skating into his 80s. Hobe was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, American Legion, VFW, and the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and coach, Hobe is survived by son, Kristopher (Pam) Hutchins of Canal Winchester, Ohio and daughter, Robin (Tim) Barrett of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kyle, Allison, Brady, and Brandon Hutchins, and Kaitlyn and Abigail Barrett; sisters-in-law, Jo Anne Anderson and Joan Hutchins; and several nieces and nephews. In November, Hobe was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Lu Anderson Hutchins. Prior to that were brothers, Wilson, Jake, Turk and identical twin Buck Hutchins; sister, Alice Allen; and brother-in-law, Jim Anderson. Interment with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 am. Donations in Hobe's memory may be made to the American Legion Post 42, Towanda, Pa.
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 26, 2015
Jones, Sandra J.  
Sandra J. Jones, 75, of Troy, Pa., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Sandra Jane Boyd Jones was born Jan. 28, 1940 in Gleason, Pa., one of six children of the late Robert and Eva (Elliot) Boyd. She was a graduate of the Canton High School class of 1957. On Nov. 30, 1958, Sandra married Harry Jones at the Grover Church of Christ. They shared over 56 years together and were blessed with five children. Sandy was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She kept an inviting, comfortable home and especially enjoyed interior decorating, sewing, cooking, baking and crocheting. Sandy also had several pet birds, cats and dogs that she loved to pamper. She was a woman guided by her love for the Lord and was a long-time and active member of the Grover Church of Christ. In earlier years, Sandy also enjoyed working at Eureka, American Silk Label and The Dinner Bell Restaurant. In addition to her husband Harry, surviving are her children, Deb (Tom) Brown of Castile, N.Y., Carol (Larry) Wright of Mt. Wolf, Pa., Sharon (Douglas) Schucker of Troy, Don Jones of York and David (Becky) Jones of Burlington; 14 grandchildren, Marc (CarolAnn) Fitzwater of Camp LeJeune, N.C., Luke (Sarah) Fitzwater of Livonia, N.Y., Kristen Wright (Ed Gossman) of York, Jacob, Clayton and Adam Schucker all of Troy, Nicole Jones (Chris Geibe) of Columbia, Pa., Brandon Jones (Cortney Fowler) of York, Sondra Jones of Watsontown and Tarah, Amanda, Dynah, Levi and Leonna Jones all of Burlington; two step-grandchildren, Michael (Char) Wright of Blossburg and Cynthia (Todd) Smutz of Aurora, Colo.; six great-grandchildren, Adrianna and Hunter Fitzwater, twins Addison and Kaylee Fitzwater, Abigail Wright and Aubree Rose Geibe; and five step great-grandchildren, Cody, Maelee, Richard, Lillian and Clara; siblings, Frank (Eileen) Boyd of Harrisburg, Denny (Vickie) Boyd of LeRoy, Larry (Karen) Boyd of Buckeye, Ariz., Doris Hulslander of Mansfield and Betty (Allen) Taylor of Canton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Fred Hulslander. Calling hours are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Grover Church of Christ. Pastor Will Strunk will officiate the funeral service at 12:30 followed by burial in Beech Flats Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial to Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139, Grover, PA 17735. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting her family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Mar. 25, 2015
Kerr, Howard Matthew  
Howard Matthew Kerr, 93, well known Towanda business man, passed away on March 19 in his home surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Ann Barrett Kerr who died on June 30, 2012. Howard was born on Sept. 24, 1921 on a farm in Damascus Township, Wayne County, Pa., the sixth child of the late James Coger Kerr Jr. and Mary Seibert Kerr. Howard married Ann Barrett, the love of his life, on Sept. 14, 1946 in Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church in Towanda. They were blessed to have been able to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary in September 2011. He was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore, Sullivan County, Class of 1940. Howard grew up in Sullivan County where he developed lifelong friendships with Bill Sick and Bob Lambert. He enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Howard was wounded in action and was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was a proud Marine, member of the Towanda American Legion where he was a past Commander and member of the Honor Guard. He was also a member of the World War II Last Man's Club. Howard was actively involved in his community helping in the formation of the Towanda Ambulance Association, Towanda Civil Air Patrol and Civil Defense. He is a past member of the Towanda Borough Council, Towanda Elks, Towanda Lions, Towanda Country Club and Knights of Columbus. Howard started his career as an insurance agent working for Nationwide and then Aetna. He then became a real estate broker and appraiser. Howard was devoted to his church and worked faithfully to help build the current St. Agnes School and worked diligently to ensure its success. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a Hospice and Salvation Army volunteer and tirelessly worked to visit and comfort those around him. He was well known for the sugar cookies that he made for family, friends, and the shut-ins he visited. He was truly an inspiration to us all. Howard is survived by seven children Kathleen (Edward) Wiersma, Susanne (Edwin) Robertson, H. Daniel Kerr, Louise (Robert) Cleveland, Katrina Murray, Patrick Kerr (Sandy Stafferi) and Michael Kerr; six grandchildren Jay Mazieka, A.J. Murray (Brett Stewart), Julie (Levi) Larson, Jenny Caccese, Katrina Kerr, and Matthew Kerr; three great-grandchildren Isabella and Lila Larson and Audrey Ann Kerr. He is also survived by a sister Elizabeth Kerr Corcoran; special niece Patti Hamill; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Ann, he was pre-deceased by three brothers James C. Kerr, George Kerr, Leo Kerr and a sister Jeanette Cote. Family and friends will be received between the hours of 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 23 at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the charity of one's choice in Howard's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2015
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