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Allis, Betty Irene Karpauitz  
Betty Irene Karpauitz Allis, 89, well-known resident of 1619 C.C. Allis Rd., Wyalusing, Pa., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Betty was born on Feb. 13, 1926, at home in Pike Township, Pa., the daughter of Joseph L. and Ruie Grippen Karpauitz. She was a graduate and valedictorian of the LeRaysville High School class of 1944 and in early years was employed by Widman's Drug Store and by Claverack Electric in Towanda. On Sept. 9, 1950 she married Raymond R. Allis at the Potterville Congregational Church. Betty worked at the family business, C.C. Allis & Sons for over 60 years until her passing. Betty was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church for over 60 years where she served as a deacon and was a 60-year member and Past Worthy Matron of Rome Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Betty was an active sponsor of Northeast Bradford school sports and looked forward to attending Northeast Bradford basketball games. Her love for traveling with her husband Raymond took them to every Major League Baseball stadium in the United States over the years. Betty was a dedicated Phillies fan and she enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, playing cards and watching Jeopardy. Surviving are her daughters, Rebecca Dewing and husband David of Wyalusing, Raymeta Crawford and husband Jim of Wyalusing, Rosemarie "Pose" Foster and husband Greg of Wysox; grandchildren, Casey Crawford and wife Nicole of Rome, Cory Crawford of Bethlehem, Pa., Chad Dewing of Wyalusing; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Noah Crawford; brother and sister-in-law, John and Dawn Karpauitz of Potterville; sister and brother-in-law, Iola and Robert Cragle of Rome; sister-in-law, Gladys Abell of Rome; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald D. and Neva Allis of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond R. Allis on March 16, 2015 and by brothers, Donald and Robert Karpauitz. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Rome Presbyterian Church, Rome, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2015 at the Rome Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard officiating. Rome Chapter Order of Eastern Star will hold a service of remembrance at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be at a later date at the South Hill Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that contributions be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 189, Rome, PA 18837 or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, secretary treasurer, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA 18837, in Betty's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on July 28, 2015
Arnold, Donna Ross  
Donna Ross Arnold, 83, of New Milford, Pa., passed away on July 26, 2015 at Barnes Kassen Hospital, Susquehanna, Pa. She was born on April 24, 1932 in LeRaysville, Pa. to the late Fred and Elsie (Reynolds) Ross. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Allan D. Arnold, New Milford, Pa. Donna is also survived by her three children and their spouses, Bonnie and Ron Blankenship, Woodbridge, Va., Lisa and Larry Tyluski, Sun City, Calif., Andrew and Lorena Arnold, Mexico; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Elwin, Eugene and Ward Ross, and two sisters, Arlene Kissel and Zadie Ross. Donna was born as a Seventh Day Adventist and died in her faith. She had an impressive family background as her father's side goes back to the Mayflower. She had long-standing family ties to Susquehanna County in Middletown Township. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed craft painting and planning home renovations. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, Pa., with Pastor Thomas Cusack of the Montrose Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Pa. Donations can be made in her memory to the New Milford Fire Co. Building Fund, c/o New Milford Fire Co., New Milford, PA 18834.
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Published in Daily Review on July 28, 2015
Cannavino, Louis J.  
Louis J. Cannavino, 58, of Sayre, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 16, 1957 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Michael and Margaret Briggs Cannavino. Louis was a Veteran of the US Army and the Army Reserves after completing his active duty. Louis loved to cook. He worked as a manager at Pepperli's Ravioli Factory for 12 years. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time outdoors, as well as fishing. Louis was an avid reader, and he was a Stephen King fan. Louis was an active member and First Counselor to the Bishop of his church. He was predeceased by Michael and Margaret Cannavino, his sister Kelly Nauss, brother Butch Gallen, and his aunt Helen Padini. Louis is survived by his wife of 5 years, to which he was sealed to for time and all eternity in the Washington DC temple in November 2012, children Charlie Cannavino of Athens, PA, Keith and Rhonda Rogers of Sayre, PA, Kathleen and Philip Feichtner of Sayre, PA, Jacqueline Mills and Michael Peterson of New Brunswick, NJ, Gina and Douglas Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Sabrina Walker of Parry Sound, Canada, Diana Walker of Parry Sound, Canada Melissa Mills of LA, CA, grandchildren Gage Cannavino, Alectra Cannavino, Khloe Rogers, Cooper Rogers, Dominic Mills, Bella Cannavino, Michael Feichtner, Gia Brown, Rion Walker, Arlene Borjas, and Julian Mills, siblings and their spouses Michael and Karen Cannavino of Towanda, PA, Jeff and Edie Cannavino of Scranton, PA, Diena and Steven Bond of DeBerry, FL, Nancy Petersen of Washington, DC, August and Jackie Gallagher of AR, Ken and Marryann Croft of SD, uncle Tom Briggs of Sayre, PA, longtime friend Bernadette Cannavino of CO, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 605 Ann Street, Towanda, PA with Bishop Buynak officiating. A potluck luncheon will be following the service. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Louis's memory to Wounded Warrior Fund, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. (For those wishing to sign the E-guestbook, send flowers or condolences may do so by visiting www.LoweryFuneralHome.com ).
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Published in Daily Review on Aug. 1, 2015
Carnright, Helen E.  
Helen E. Carnright, age 82, formerly of Mansfield, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa. She was born July 24, 1933 in Austinville, Pa., a daughter of David and Hazel (Hulslander) Sherman. Helen worked at Paper Magic in Troy. She attended Bakerburg Community Church. She loved trains, lighthouses, and covered bridges. Helen is survived by a son, Lloyd Dunbar of Florida; two step-sons, Marshall Carnright of Georgia and Richard Carnright, Sr. of Gobbler's Knob, N.C.; a step-daughter Alice Thompson; a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Doris Sherman of Troy, Pa.; several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn, and a brother, William. In keeping with Helen's wishes, there will be a memorial service held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com
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Published in Daily Review on Aug. 2, 2015
Donovan, Edward A.  
Edward A. Donovan, 72, of 36 Bliss Rd., Rome, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Specialty Select Hospital in Danville, Pa. Ed was born on Nov. 9, 1942 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Louis and Eliza Jane Ackley Donovan. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1958 and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 35 years until his retirement. Ed was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post, Towanda and the Towanda American Legion. Ed was a former member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, NASCAR and painting cars. Surviving are his children, Karen Marie Kitchen and husband Donald of Sayre, Susan Latini and husband Joseph of Wyalusing, Edward William Donovan (Nikki Brakken) of Sayre, Steven Louis Donovan and wife Laurie of Windham and Kyle Donovan of Troy; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter Donovan of Wysox, Charles Donovan of Wysox, David Donovan and wife Paula of Towanda; sister, Mertie Sturdevant of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Latini; brother, Robert Donovan; and brother-in-law, Robert Sturdevant. A celebration of Ed's life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at the Towanda American Legion Post. Interment will be private. The family suggests that contributions in Ed's memory may be directed to the Eric Latini Scholarship Fund in care of Susan Latini, 1373 Turkey Path Rd., Wyalusing, PA 18853. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on July 29, 2015
Fitzgerald, Peter "Pete"  
Peter "Pete" Fitzgerald, age 81, of Sugar Run, Pa., passed away on Sunday evening, July 26, 2015 at his home with his loving wife at his side. He was born on April 23, 1934 in Cherry Township, Pa., one of 11 children of the late James Anthony Fitzgerald and Lena Ann Stiff. He graduated from St. Basil's High School a member of the class of 1952. Upon graduation he joined his two brothers in the United States Army Airborne, where he was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict. After being honorably discharged he came back to Dushore where he met and then later married the former Carleen Ely on Sept. 2, 1961. He and Carleen resided in New Jersey where he was a teacher and active educator. He received his Master of Arts Degree in 1973 from Montclair State College of N.J. Peter was a former president of the Lincoln Park School District as well as an active Boy Scout leader. Upon retiring after 30 years in education he moved back to Sugar Run, Pa. where he was actively involved in the Wilmot Fire Co. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on holidays. He liked working on his farm and maintaining his farm equipment. Surviving are his wife, Carleen at home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffery P. Fitzgerald of Randolph, N.J., Gregory P. (BettyJo) Fitzgerald of Sugar Run, Pa.; two daughters and son-in-laws, Cynthia A. (Robert) Hepp of Lansdale, Pa., Jennifer A. (William Jr.) Fitzgerald-Zaner of Quakertown, Pa.; grandchildren, Zachary, Zayne, Joshua, Matthew, Lucas, Rachel, Samantha, and Amanda; two sisters, Sr. Theresa Fitzgerald I.H.M. of Scranton, Pa., Celia (George) Lapinsky of Wilmington, N.C.; brother-in-law, Francis Tourscher of Dushore, Pa.; four sisters-in-law, Melinda Fitzgerald of Dushore, Pa., Jenny Fitzgerald of Ephrata, Pa., Donna Fitzgerald of Reno, Nev., Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased in death by his sisters, Helen Tourscher and Kathryn (Carl) Muller, and by his brothers, Joseph, Edward, Paul, James, William and Pat Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuk officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday night, July 31, 2015 and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2015. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Wilmot Fire Company, c/o Katy Stoddard, 3446 Sugar Hill Rd., Sugar Run, PA 18846, or the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to  www.homerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daily Review on July 28, 2015
Griffin, Attorney John Joseph  
Attorney John Joseph Griffin, 89, of Lake Wesauking, Pa., passed away peacefully on July 26, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. John was born on April 23, 1926, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late John E. Griffin and Mary Carroll Griffin. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School Class of 1944. In May 1944, John enlisted in the Army Air Force serving his country as a B 29 Flight Engineer during World War II. John was part of the 39th Bombardment Group 60th Squadron stationed at a base located in Guam. He flew 25 combat missions and seven rescue missions in the Pacific. John received an honorable discharge from the Army Air Force on Feb. 21, 1946. He received numerous decorations and citations for his war service including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Stars, and Victory Medal. After completing his military service, John entered St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. John continued his education at the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., graduating with a J.D. in 1953. John returned to Towanda where he began 42 successful years of practicing law. He first associated with Attorney Romeyn F. Culver. Later Attorney Marshall Dawsey joined the firm and the firm name became Griffin & Dawsey, beginning a long professional and brother-like partnership. Over the years the addition of Attorney Ray DePaola and Attorney Chris Jones formed the firm now known as Griffin, Dawsey, DePaola & Jones, located at 101 Main St., Towanda. John retired in 1996. During high school and college, John worked during vacation periods, weekends and summers for the American Stores Co., the J.J. Newbury Co. and Ingersoll-Rand. After passing the postal service examinations, he worked as a substitute clerk carrier out of the Towanda post office. On Sept. 14, 1957, John married the late Agnes Hoffman Griffin. John and Aggie began their life together on Second Street in Towanda, Pa. Their family quickly grew and in 1969, John and Aggie, along with their seven children, moved to Myersburg, Pa. John will be remembered for his commitment to family and community. He was a devoted husband, supportive father, proud grandfather, loving brother, uncle and cousin. His compassion, honesty, generosity and unselfishness extended beyond family; reaching out to friends and others in need was one of his greatest attributes. John held numerous past leadership roles in the community, including: President and member of the Bradford County Bar Association, Chairman and Board member of the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Board member of the First National Bank of Bradford County, and President of the Towanda Ambulance Association. He was also instrumental in the implementation of the Northern Tier Career Center and the Sayre House. John was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. At the time of his death, John was a director and the Chairman Emeritus of Tuscarora Mutual Insurance Company. He provided leadership and vision for 46 years, 32 of which he served as Board Chairman. In February of this year he resigned as Chairman and assumed the role of Chairman Emeritus. When not working, John enjoyed spending time with people, whether one-on-one or with a group. People gravitated toward him because of his quick wit and magnetic personality. John was an avid skier and golfer. He enjoyed his winters at his home in Beaver Creek, Colo. and spent his summers on the golf course at Eagles Mere Country Club. Surviving are his children, Carroll (Glenn) Wert, Eileen Griffin (Bill Shramek), Kathy Griffin, Attorney Mary Cummings, Patrick (Margaret) Griffin and Robert (Christine) Griffin; daughter-in-law, Mary Pat Griffin; grandchildren, Brian, Brigid, Kevin, Maureen and Maggie Griffin, Danny and Michael Griffin, Meghan and Matthew Wert, John Joseph "Jack" and Sarah Griffin. John is also survived by his sister, Mary Ellen (Robert) Landy; brothers-in-law, Henry (Glenna) Hoffman, John Hoffman and Jerry Madden; sisters-in-law, Catherine "Kate" Snell and Joyce Hoffman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and his wife, John was preceded in death by his sons, Edward and John Brian "JB." In lieu of flowers, John's family requests donations be sent in his memory to Saints Peter and Paul Church or another charity of your choice. John's family would like to thank the administrators, nurses and staff at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital and Towanda Personal Care Home for the tender care and attention provided to John during his declining health in the past year. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.
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Published in Daily Review on July 28, 2015
Howell, William John  
On the morning of Monday, July 27, 2015, William John Howell, formerly of Troy, passed away quietly, with his family at his side, at his daughter's residence in Sayre, just five days away from his 96th birthday. Born Aug. 1, 1919 in Troy, he was the son of Willis D. and Jenny (Hoyle) Howell. Mr. Howell was a graduate of Troy High School and was employed as a machinist for 40 years at Westinghouse. He was the widower of Eloise (Wood) Howell with whom he had raised three sons and three daughters. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially bowling, in which he continued to participate until his late 80s. His skill and expertise earned him a place in the bowling Hall of Fame at Troy Terrace Lanes. Bill was also a man with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was a longtime member of the Calvary Alliance Church in Canton. He is survived by his sons, Lewis (and Phyllis) Howell of Canton, Donald (and Ruth) Howell of Bartlesville, Okla.; daughters, Beverlee (and Reuben) Barrett of Troy, Aleida (and John) Bryerton of Sayre, Penny (and Bill) Jones of Canton; special daughter-in-law, Carol Howell of Canisteo, N.Y.; special friend, Carol Mann of Sayre; 33 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Eloise, he was preceded in death by his son, Duane Howell, as well as his 10 siblings. In accordance with his wishes all arrangements are private, and have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. morseandkleesefuneralhome.com
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Published in Daily Review on July 28, 2015
Howland, John Murhl  
John Murhl Howland, age 101, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, Pa. He was born April 19, 1914, in Sabinsville, Pa., son of the late John S. and Frances E. (Mack) Howland. Murhl dedicated and spent his life sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others for 79 years. He ministered in Pa., N.J., N.Y., Maine, N.H., Va., Ala. and Miss. He will be greatly missed by all those he loved and served. He is survived by a brother, Lauris Howland of North Fort Myers, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. Murhl was preceded in death by three sisters, Donna Stahli, Sybil Young and Charla Howland. Friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. The funeral service honoring his life will be held following calling hours at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Send condolences to VickeryFuneralHome.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Aug. 3, 2015
Johnson, Doris Louise Chilson  
Doris Louise Chilson Johnson, age 80, of Terrytown, Pa., passed away at her home on July 25, 2015, with her son, Ricky, by her side. She was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Terrytown, the daughter of the late Allen and Helen Benjamin Chilson. She worked at Bendix and local sewing factories. Doris married Ronald "Ronnie" LaVern Johnson on Dec. 31, 1955. After she was married she became a housewife and raised her six children. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Family was very important to her. She loved children, especially babies and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren. She loved flowers, particularly roses and took pride in all the flower gardens she had. Doris enjoyed going to high school sporting events and Dunn Hill races with Ronnie. She liked to sew and put puzzles together. Doris was always very giving with donations, mainly to help children out. She will always be remembered for her smile and lending a helping hand. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Pam (Charles) Kingston of Wyalusing, Pa., Linda (Bruce) Johnson Sr., of Wyalusing, Pa., Carol Bennett of Laceyville, Pa., Ronald (Tammy) Johnson Jr. of Wyalusing, Pa., Randall Johnson of Wyalusing, Pa., and Ricky (Anna) Johnson of Wyalusing, Pa.; her grandchildren Brian Kingston, Scott Kingston, Bruce Johnson Jr., April Johnson, Jamie Whyte, Windy Corker, Julian Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Keely Johnson and Katie Johnson; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Dean Chilson, Nelson Chilson, Florence Hoover, Joyce Kipp, Christine Salsman, Alice Campbell, Maggie Yonkin and Beverly Wells; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ronnie, on Feb. 10, 2005; father Allen Chilson; mother Helen Benjamin Chilson Hoover; grandsons Charles Kingston Jr. and Lucas Johnson; son-in-law Fred Bennett; daughter-in-law Paula Johnson; brothers Ralph Chilson, Ronnie Chilson, Francis Chilson Sr.; Layton Chilson (infant); and her half brother Henry. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Reverend Dr. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call at 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Doris's name to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Online condolences may be made to www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on July 27, 2015
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