Our special angel, our mom Harriet E. Casselbury, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor. She joins our father, the late Walter Casselbury, who passed away on Sept. 23, 1976. Their memories will live forever in our hearts.
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Harriet was born in Providence, R.I., to George and Eliza (Clegg) Richards on July 21, 1921. She had been a member of the Drybrook Community Church for 28 years. She loved time spent with her family, she enjoyed her flower garden, polka music dancing, shuffleboard and sewing pot holders that she shared with family and friends. Harriet was employed at Label Processing until she retired.
Harriet met her future husband on a blind date. They married on Oct. 2, 1942, in Providence, R.I.
Harriet is survived by: her daughters, Evelyn (Ron) Belcher of Monroeton, Pa., and Carol (James) Skerpon of Sayre, Pa.; sons Walter (Pat) Casselbury of Waverly, N.Y., Raymond (Linda) Casselbury of VanEtten, N.Y., Donald (Pam) Casselbury of Waverly, N.Y., and Richard Casselbury of Chemung, N.Y.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Mildred Pierce of Rhode Island; many special nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws Rosa Shafer of LeRaysville, Pa., Gertrude Hitchcock of Stevensville, Pa., and Delina Casselbury of Laceyville, Pa.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Francis and Dorothy Casselbury of Wyalusing, Pa.
Harriet is predeceased by: her father George Richards on March 18, 1963; her mother Eliza Richards on Oct. 24, 1986; her brothers George Richards on July 13, 1979, Ernie Richards on June 30, 2008, and Charlie Richards on Sept. 22, 1969; husband Walter Casselbury on Sept. 23, 1976; grandson Robert Casselbury on March 18, 1976; great-granddaughter Ryleigh Casselbury in 2006; and a granddaugter, Velicia (Casselbury) Comfort, on Jan. 6, 2010.
A time of gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. after calling hours at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y.
Those wishing to do so may send a sympathy message of remembrance to Harriet's family at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Daily Review on May 20, 2010