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Thomas Alfred Calkins

Thomas Alfred Calkins

Posted: 1363546597000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Calkins, Morse, Jennings
Daily Review on March 6, 2013
Thomas Alfred Calkins Jr.

Thomas Alfred Calkins, Jr., 87 of Troy, died peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2013 at The Troy Community Hospital with his loving wife of 68 years by his side. Tom was currently residing at The Bradford County Manor. Tom was born and raised in Troy on his respective family farm on Jan. 14, 1926, the son of the Late Thomas Calkins, Sr. and Nina Jennings Calkins. Tom graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1943 and married Marilyn Morse Calkins, his high school sweet heart. Both are life-time members of The East Troy Baptist Church. Tom has always been vitally interested in sports. In his high school days he was an all-around athlete, being a key member of championship teams in basketball and baseball. After graduation he continued to participate in sports on independent teams. Later, through his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, he became involved in all aspects of sports. Tom was instrumental in developing several aspects of Alparon Park. He spearheaded and worked for the movement for better lights and bleacher's, played a key role in building of the Troy community swimming pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts. He was also was a founder and member of the Troy Booster Club for 60 years. Along with the late Gerald Vickery Sr., he sponsored the Cal-Vic basketball and softball Teams that brought tremendous recognition to the community of Troy. As a community minded citizen he belonged to various organizations; Troy Lions Club, Troy Masons, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Troy Grange, Troy Ambulance Association and the Wheel Inn. Tom, with his loving wife Marilyn, were inducted into the Troy Area School District Foundation and honored with a portrait that hangs in the Troy Commons Building for their many accomplishments. Also honored for his outstanding Community Service, Tom was crowned "King Rex" at the Mardi Gras ball in Towanda. Tom owned and operated a car dealership; formally known as "Calkins Motor Sales" for over 63 years was the recipient of several dealer awards for outstanding sales and service. Tom also saw the need for housing and constructed a small mobile home park around their home still known as "Calkins Mobile Park." Later Tom purchased a larger plot of land west of Troy and constructed a 100 plus unit mobile home park, which was formally known as" Town and Country Estates." Tom enjoyed traveling with his wife and socializing with friends "especially tail gating at Penn State Game's". Summers were spent at their cottages at "Big Pond" with their friends and family. When you think of Tom or "Grandpa" or "Grandpa Big Tom," friends and family near and far, will always remember his special "smile and friendly conversations". Tom is survived by his children, Thomas A. Calkins 111 (Janet) of Troy, Richard Calkins (Susan) of Venice, Fla. and Cheryl C. Hutter of Troy; 12 grandchildren, Tom A. Calkins 1V (Bonnie) of Troy, Angie Calkins of Elmira, Natalie Hansen of Florida, Yvonne Lynn of Florida, Danielle Polk (Terry) of Florida, Holly Newell (Nathan) of Florida, Tricia Matheson (Andy) of Florida, Rick of Florida, James Hutter(Sarah) of New York State, Heidi Ferguson (Dave) New York State, Marilynne Burchard (Brian) of Troy, Raelynne Palmer (Nate) of Troy; 26 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Layton Calkins, brother-in-law, John Morse, sister-in-laws, Luella and Barbara Morse, niece, Maryann Murphy, son-in-law, Joseph Hutter, Jr. Family and friends are invited to attend a time of sharing from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton Street, Troy. The brothers of Troy Lodge No. 306 of F&AM will have the Masonic service at 1:45 p.m. The prayer service for Tom will be held immediately following the Masonic service at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be in the Glen Wood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the East Troy Baptist Church or the Troy Community Hospital at PO Box 272, Troy, PA 16947. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. of Troy has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Also, Mrs. Hutter's Hilltop Florist Inc. of Troy (297-4494) has been entrusted with the funeral flowers.

Joseph Hutter

Posted: 1363547260000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Calkins, Hutter
Daily Review February 15, 2011

Joseph Hutter Jr., 63, of Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 12, 2011. Joe was born on Oct. 21, 1947 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Joseph Hutter Sr. and Rachel (Sheets) Hutter. He was a graduate of Troy High School where he was a member of the school football and track teams. He was also a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education. He helped start the cross country program at Northeast Bradford High School and coached track for Athens and Troy high schools. Joe taught history at Northeast Bradford High School, owned and operated his owned dairy farm, and owned and operated his own excavating company for 31 years. He always had a love for farming and was an avid collector of antique John Deere and Farmall tractors. Joe was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, Sons of American Legion, and coached his son's baseball and football teams. His greatest love was the time Joe got to spend with his family and his seven grandchildren. His lifelong passions were the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the Boston Celtics. He enjoyed outdoor activities especially giving his grandchildren rides around the field on "Papa Joe's Big Toys." Joe is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (Calkins) Hutter; his son, James (Sarah) Hutter of Franklinville, N.Y.; his daughters, Heidi (Dave) Ferguson of Syracuse, N.Y., Marilynne (Brian) Burchard of Troy, Pa., Raelynne (Nathan) Palmer of LeRoy, Pa.; his grandchildren, Dawit and Timothy Hutter, Ciena Ferguson, Laila and Fabian Burchard, Madi and Reed Palmer; his niece, Viva (Steven) Clark and their children Shawn and Hannah. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, William Sheets. Family and friends are welcome to call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Joe's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton Street, Troy, Pa., with his pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers on behalf of Joe's wishes, his family has established a memorial fund in honor of Joe, the "Joseph Hutter Jr. Memorial Fund" at Citizens & Northern Bank, 64 Elmira Street, Troy, PA 16947. Contributions may be made out to: "In care of" the fund. The fund is to benefit the 5th floor which is the Oncology (Cancer) Department at the Robert Packer Hospital where Joe spent many hours with a wonderful staff of people, who truly loved and cared for Joe.

Mary Ann Calkins Murphy

Posted: 1363547381000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Calkins, Murphy
Daily Review on June 8, 2012
Mary Ann Murphy
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear……Mary Ann Murphy, 61, of Woodland Lake Rd., Warren Center, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012 at her home following a long and difficult battle with cancer. Mary Ann was born on July 22, 1950 in Troy, a daughter of Nelle and the late Layton Calkins. She was a graduate of Troy High School and a 1971 graduate of the Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, Danville. Mary Ann was a medical records supervisor at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre; also served as a clerk for Correspondence Management, Inc., service manager for Smart Corporation and head nurse for Luray Medical Center. She treasured the time spent with her family attending the Troy Fair and in 1968 was the Dairy Princess. Fond memories of a 35th anniversary trip to Alaska, spending time at Walt Disney World with her grandchildren and vacation trips to New Hampshire will be lovingly remembered by her family. Mary Ann was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville and the Warren Center Senior Center. If love could have saved her….she would have lived forever. Mary Ann is survived by her caregiver and loving husband of 40 years, Gerald Murphy; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Rachel Murphy of Camptown; daughter and son-in-law Mara and Scott Whiteman of Pasadena, Md.; her mother, Nelle Calkins of Troy; her special grandchildren, Noah, Grace, Eden, Luke and Iris; brothers and sisters-in-law Alfred and Sharon Calkins of Troy, James and Donna Calkins of Troy, and Gordon and Margaret Calkins of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law David Murphy of West Yarmouth, Mass.; aunt Marie Foust of Canton; uncle Thomas (Marilyn) Calkins of Troy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Ann was predeceased by her father Layton Calkins, her aunt Phyllis Stanton, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Mildred Murphy. Family and friends are invited to attend a calling hours and time of remembering the special gift Mary Ann was to all of us from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville with Father Casimir Stanis officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the parish cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Mary Ann Murphy.

FUNERALS June 11, 2012 Sayre Morning Times
Murphy services held
Family and friends gathered on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville, Pa., and to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Murphy, 61, of Warren Center, Pa. Father Casimir Stanis, officiating. Mr. Fred Brown served as organist. Opening music selection “How Great Thou Art” was sung by Leann Hennip. Readings for the mass were shared by Mary Ann’s son-in-law Scott Whiteman. Julia Williams sang “Gift as Fine As Wheat” and Mary Ann’s daughter-in-law, Rachel Murphy sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Father Cas reflected on Mary Ann’s life and the love she had for her family. Interment and prayers of committal followed in the St. Francis Xavier Parish Cemetery with Curt Jewett, Sam Williams, Ryan Calkins, Randy Calkins, Gordie Calkins, David Murphy, Scott Whiteman and Michael Murphy all serving as pallbearers. Caring assistance was provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those unable to attend but would like to share memories, condolences and to view a special video tribute to Mary Ann can do so by visiting our website at
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