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Allen, Brenda Marie  
Brenda Marie Allen, 40, of 203 Pine St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 18, 2014 at her home following a brave fight with metastatic breast cancer. Brenda was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 11, 1974. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1992 and Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, N.Y. Brenda was formerly employed as a bank teller in Michigan and by P&C Markets in Wysox, Pa. Surviving are her children Tyler Allen, Elizabeth Allen and Kolby Penton all of Towanda; mothers Diane Vincent Dieffenbach of Standing Stone and Eileen Allen of Towanda; siblings Ronda Ann Allen Yonkin and husband Chris of Mildred, Lara Allen (Jason Chilson) of Asylum Township, David Ausem of Los Angeles, Calif., Richard Ausem of Stuart, Fla.; maternal grandmother Phyllis Stevens of Wysox; niece Megan Rose Yonkin as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and the love of her life Carl Pierce Jr. of Towanda. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald L. Allen, on Nov. 7, 2001; sister Kristina May Allen on Dec. 24, 1986; maternal grandfather Donald Stevens; and paternal grandparents Doris and Emory Allen Sr. A celebration of Brenda's life will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Towanda American Legion Post, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. Contributions in Brenda's memory may be directed to the B's are Beautiful Benefit, in care of Marlene Goss, Towanda American Legion Post, 912 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 20, 2014
Allen, James E.  
James E. Allen, 89, of 18 Fall Run Road, Wysox, Pa., passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Dec. 20, 2014 at his home. James was born in Towanda, Pa., on Feb. 3, 1925, a son of Web and Crystal Shults Allen. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1943. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army at the D- Day Invasion at Normandy and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following completion of his military service, James returned home and attended technical school in Philadelphia, Pa. On Dec. 10, 1948 he married the former Janet Newell at her parent's family homestead and farm in Wysox. James worked on the Newell Family farm and also owned and operated Allen's Carpet Installation business in Wysox for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda Lions Club and the Quarry Glen Club. James loved playing golf and was a member of the Towanda Country Club, the Nichols Country Club and the Eagles Mere Country Club. He is survived by his devoted wife with whom he recently celebrated 66 years of marriage, Janet Newell Allen; a sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Lewis Baton of Groton, Conn., sister-in-law and brother-in-law Peggy and Cal Shipman of Hideaway Lakes, Texas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by infant brothers Carl and Palmergrant Allen; brothers Philip "Pooch" Allen who was listed as missing in action during World War II, and Steven Allen; and a sister Sandra Taylor. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jira Albers and Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Wysox Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., and also on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. 339, Wysox, PA 18854 in James E. Allen's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 21, 2014
Baker, William M.  
William M. Baker, age 94, of Wyalusing, Pa., formerly of New Albany, Pa., passed away on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on Feb. 6, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the only son of the late Andrew M. and Nada Flickinger Baker. The family moved to Mansfield, Pa., in 1933. He went on to graduate from Mansfield High School with the class of 1937. He married the former Eulala Buchanan of Mansfield in 1940. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. He is survived by his three children, Marsha Eaton, Marie Waring, and Sam Baker and their spouses and children, as well as step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Eulala, "Ukie" Baker, by his son-in-law, James Eaton, and by his grandson John Eaton. Active in Community affairs, Mr. Baker was Commander of the American Legion Post No. 478 in Mansfield, Pa., and a member of the American Legion Post No. 42 in Towanda, Pa., and Post No. 534 in Wyalusing, Pa. He was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. He was a member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge No. 163 of Monroeton, Pa. He was active in Boy Scouts for 25 years, starting a troop in New Albany, Pa., and leading a trip to Philmont in New Mexico. He was awarded the "Silver Beaver" award in 1985 for his service to scouting. In addition to Scouting, Bill was a long time member of the United Methodist Church, serving as lay minister, serving on the board of the Laporte Methodist Home and holding several church lay offices. He served on the New Albany Borough Council as a member and secretary, was a charter member of the New Albany Rotary Village Corp, supporting its efforts to revitalize the village. He served, as well, on the Wyalusing School Board for 16 years and the County School Board for 6 years. Bill was employed by Penelec (now GPU Energy) for 37 years. His greatest pleasure in life was his family. Memorial Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Internment will be at a later date at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com . In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Bill's name to the New Albany Community Library, 98 Front St., New Albany, PA 18833, or the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853, or to the Eaton Memorial, PS Bank, P.O. Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 23, 2014
Carrington, C. Allen  
A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. C. Allen Carrington, 96, of LeRaysville, Pa., went home to heaven and to be reunited with his wife, Bonne, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Allen was born on Jan. 20, 1918 at the family farm in Orwell Twp., a son of the late Fred Elbert and Mabel (Allen) Carrington. He attended the old Orwell High School and graduated from LeRaysville High School. Allen proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Penn State University in 1939 with a degree in Poultry Husbandry. On June 18, 1943, he married Bonne Hendricks and together they celebrated 70 years of marriage until her passing on Oct. 1, 2013. He ran a poultry farm for many years, as well as delivering eggs to retail customers in the Binghamton, N.Y. area. Allen was a long time teacher at Northeast Bradford High School where he shared his love for farming as the Vocational Agriculture Teacher until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Potterville and enjoyed traveling all over the country to see family and friends. He was an avid golfer, and also loved camping in his pop-up trailer, which he towed to Alaska, as well as many New England campgrounds until he was 90 years old. Allen will be greatly missed by his children Ronald A. and Maureen Carrington of Andover, Mass., Dennis L. and Janice Carrington of Littleton, Colo.; Kerry F. and Cheryl Carrington of Charlotte, N.C.; Colleen K. and Gary Stanton of West Jordan, Utah, Julie M. and David Wall of Lake Oswego, Ore.; his grandchildren Amanda Carrington, Adam Carrington, Amy (Jim) Phipps, Frederick "Ric" (Jessica) Carrington, Natalie (Mike) Gramins, Nathan Carrington, Joel (Hilary) Stanton, Matthew (Eri) Stanton, Rachel Stanton (Alberto Liomo), Brian (Katy) Wall, Lisa (Andres) Chavez; great-grandchildren Mallory, Anne, Simon, Clover, Gideon, Mauri, Misa, Peter, Brian and Sam Allen. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive, among them a special niece, Pamela (Dick) Rockwell of Syracuse, N.Y. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Bonne and sister and brother-in-law Leila and Percy Corbin. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A funeral service and celebration of a life well lived for Allen will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the LeRaysville Dille Parish United Church of Christ, with Rev. Tom Burlington officiating. Interment will be in the Orwell Valley Cemetery. A time of sharing and luncheon will be held following services. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project in loving memory of C.Allen Carrington.
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 23, 2014
Chrzanowski, Alice L.  
Alice L. Chrzanowski, 80, of Apalachin, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Fulmer Silverstrim. She graduated from Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1953. She married Bernard Chrzanowski of Bernice on Aug. 17, 1957. Alice was a member and treasurer of the Apalachin United Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star Round Hill Chapter No. 104, Endicott and was inducted into the BJCE USBC Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She had a love for bowling and genealogy. She is survived by her loving husband Bernard Chrzanowski; son Douglas (Colleen) Chrzanowski, Owego, N.Y.; five siblings Rose Mary (Russell) Bennett of Forksville, Pa.; Gloria Ann Bryan of Dushore, Pa., Patsy Jean (Douglas) Fries of Pineville, La., Dorothy Silverstrim and Robert Silverstrim of Dushore and Connie (Robert) Vohrer of Meshoppen, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters Dolores (Earl) Insinger on Sept. 16, 1987 and Joan (Donald) Shaffer on Feb. 20, 1988. The family will receive friends at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Alice can be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 21, 2014
Davey, John C.  
John C. Davey, age 65, of Albany Township, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side. John was born in Fountain Hill, Pa., a son of the late Walter M. and Ada Parsons Davey. He grew up in Pen Argyl and graduated from the Pen Argyl High School as a member of the class of 1967. He went on to graduate from East Stroudsburg State College with a degree in Education. He taught English at the Pen Argyl Elementary School for a short time and then became a Rural Mail Carrier for the Pen Argyl Post Office. He retired from there and moved to New Albany in 2008 after 30 years of service. He married the former Linda J. Miller of Pen Argyl in 1979. John enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, telling tall tales, rock collecting and fixing broken things. He was a loving spouse and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. His love for animals brought him to New Albany and that love was passed on to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and also a former member of the Grange. Surviving are his spouse, Linda at home; son, James G. (spouse Allison) Fanner of Nazareth, Pa.; three daughters, Carol L. Kregel of Watertown, N.Y., Elizabeth "Beth" L. God of New Albany, Pa., Casey L. (spouse Jesse) Ransom of Montrose, Pa.; mother-in-law, Helen Miller of Wind Gap, Pa.; brother, Donald F. Davey of Silver Springs, Fla.; twin sister, JoAnne (spouse Thomas) Evans of Stuarts Draft, Va.; eight grandchildren, Diane God, Emily God, Ashley (spouse Brian) Hoffman, Brandon Fenner, Myla Ransom, Austin Kregel, Lindsey Kregel, Todd (spouse Maria) Kregel; and one niece and three nephews. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 24, 2014
Fisk, Melvin "Mel"  
Melvin "Mel" Fisk, age 77, of Lockwood, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Mel was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Clayton and Evelyn (Kissell) Fisk. Mel attended Sayre High School where he was a member of the class of 1956, and played football and track. Mel enlisted in the U.S. Navy and then served as an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Athens American Legion Post No. 246. Mel was hard working and had worked at the Ingersoll Rand, Thatcher Glass and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a drummer in the Highlanders for several years. Mel was a jack of all trades and rarely was there anything he couldn't fix. He also was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Mel was known for his sense of humor and loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed spending summers on his grandparents' farm in Camptown, Pa. Mel is survived by his wife, Monica; children, Connie (Mark) Sandroni, of Waverly, N.Y., Kevin Fisk of East Smithfield, Pa., Nikki (Charles Jr.) Wasielewski of Barton, N.Y., Kimberly (David) Kinsley of Sayre, Pa., Randall Fisk of Waverly, N.Y., Marc (Barbara) Tellinger of Chesapeake, Va., Michael (Sue) Tellinger of Hampton, Va., Karina (Russ) Martin of Stuart, Fla., Lori (Steve) Jarvis of Courtland, Va., Bridget Collins of Colorado Springs, Co.; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mel was predeceased by his step dad, Paul Strong Sr.; brother, Ron; and infant son, Craig. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y., with funeral and committal services there at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Those wishing may make contributions to the charity of one's choice in Mel's name.
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 18, 2014
Kaminski, Mary A.  
Mary A. Kaminski, age 78, of Towanda, formerly of Reading, Pa., passed away, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 in Corning, N.Y. She was born in Reading, Pa., Dec. 11, 1936. She is survived by daughters Mary Anne Kaminski of Hamburg, Pa., Joanna Cronrath of Akron, Ohio; son Joseph James (Dorothy) Kaminski of Hamburg, Pa.; daughter Francine Kaminski of Corning, N.Y.; grandchildren Dennis, Anna Marie, Kelly, Faythe, Amanda, Adrianne, Patrick, Seann, Victoria, Jameson; along with great-grandchildren Anna Marie, Ava, Gaven, Trinity, and Tiffany. Mary drove for Beiber Bus Tours for many years along with working for Tops Markets as a sales clerk. She enjoyed volunteering for Suncoast Hospice in Tarpon Springs, Fla. She surrounded herself with many loving friends that she adored and cherished over the years. The casino provided many special times. Private funeral services celebrating her life will at a time convenient with the family.
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 20, 2014
Morgan, Gerald Harmon  
A long time resident of Gillett, Pa. community passed away Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where he had been a patient at the age of 70 with his loving family by his side. Born on Sept. 11, 1944, Gerald was a son of Harmon & Myrtle Brown Morgan. In service to his country, he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Gerald married his best friend, Donna Lee Stranger. He was employed by NYS Dept. of Corrections for many years until his retirement from the Elmira Correctional Facility. His many interests included, hunting, fishing, golf and most of all family times. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 48 years Donna Lee Stranger Morgan, Fassett, Pa.; their children, Patrick Eugene (Chrystal Reynolds) Morgan, Elmira; Machelle Lynn (Forrest Shorey) Miller, Elmira; and Michael Andrew Morgan, Fassett, Pa.; granddaughters Suzette Marie, Courtney Elizabeth, Chelcie Elxis, and Ashley Elisabeth; great-granddaughter Aubrianna, and another on the way; mother Myrtle Brown Morgan, Gillett, Pa.; siblings Milo and Sandy Morgan, Max and Janet Morgan, Jane and Jerry Kennedy, Cecil and Sandra Morgan, Randy and Kim Morgan, Scott and Pam Morgan; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and family friends. Gerald was predeceased by his father Harmon Morgan in 2011. Family and friends will be received at the Gillett Baptist Church, 36089 Rt. 14 Gillett, PA 16925 on Tues. Dec. 23, 2014 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. with Rev. Mickey Cavanaugh officiating; with full military honors accorded Mr. Morgan following his services. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church in his memory. Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira, N.Y. has charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 21, 2014
Parsons, A. Genevieve (Fairchild)  
A. Genevieve (Fairchild) Parsons, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Ashland Farms in North Andover, Mass. She joins her husband and dance partner of 68 years, Llewellyn S. (Lew) Parsons, who passed away Jan. 31, 2011 and her daughter, Genevieve Louise Cerwonka, who passed away July 28, 2011. Genevieve is survived by her three grandchildren, Cdr. John Callaway, USN and wife Cathleen of Herndon, Va., Aaron Callaway and wife Tricia of Andover, Mass. and Ellen Callaway of Arlington, Mass.; six great-grandchildren, Anne, Ryan, Kristen, Lucas, Sasha and Davis; and brother, Thomas Fairchild of Towanda, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents, and siblings Anne Van Ness, Richard, and Robert. Genevieve was born in Susquehanna, Pa. to Charles Meyer (CM) and Ella Fitzgerald (Nell) Fairchild, graduated from Towanda High School in 1938, and worked at the family's Fairchild Hardware store. She and Lew were married in 1943 and their only child, Genne Lou, was born at Robert Packer Hospital on May 24, 1944. Lew completed his military service in 1946 and the family settled in Endicott, N.Y. Genevieve passed the civil service exam as a typist in 1953 and worked at Union-Endicott schools, alongside her husband, for many years. Active in the community, she was recognized for her service in St. Ambrose church several times. In 1965, she and Lew became seasonal innkeepers in Ogunquit, Maine when they purchased what they christened "Parsons Post House Lodge," which was a family business and passion for over 46 years. Genevieve was proud of her flower garden on Shore Road, especially her petunias, and was loved by their guests, many of whom returned year after year. She also volunteered at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ogunquit during the summer. Until relocating to North Andover in 2012, she was a member of St. James Parish in Johnson City where she was a Eucharistic Minister at Lourdes Hospital for many years. The viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 at J.F. Rice Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at St. James. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, Pa. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.jfricefuneralhome.com .
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Published in Daily Review on Dec. 20, 2014
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