2019-01-10 / Obituaries

Sylvia Setzer

January 4, 2019


Sylvia Setzer Sylvia Setzer Sylvia Kay Setzer, 81, a longtime resident of Dushore, PA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 4, 2019, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 28, 1937, at the family farmhouse on Stoney Point Road, Herrick Township, Bradford County, Sylvia was the eldest daughter of the late Chester A. Matson. She was raised there, along with her brother and sister, by her paternal grandparents, Walter C. and Bertha (Tyrell) Matson. Sylvia was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley Joint High School, Class of 1955.

Moving to Dushore in 1960, she ran a boarding home for the elderly, caring for them like family. She married Albert M. (Mike) Setzer on Dec. 31, 1966, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore. They celebrated 37 years together before his passing in 2004. Mike and Sylvia ran Setzer’s Garbage Disposal business for many years. After selling the business, she continued to work for whomever currently owned the local routes in Bradford and Sullivan Counties, retiring from Casella Waste Systems in 2007.

She is survived by a daughter Angelli (Howard) Denmon of Piqua, OH and Laporte; a son, Albert Michael (Kathy) Setzer of Racine, WI; four grandchildren, Maxine (Robert Walsh) Denmon of Dushore, Melissa (Lee) Adams of Piqua, OH, Kristen Jade Setzer and Michael Anton Setzer of Racine, WI; three great-grandchildren, Clayton Denmon of Chicago, IL, Alyssa Saylor of Rogers AR, and Myranda Saylor of Frederick, MD; a half-sister, Jacqueline (John) Gage of Rushville, PA; a stepson, Gary Setzer of Rochester, NY; four stepdaughters, Roseanne (Raymond) Liberatore of Port Charlotte, FL, Deborah (Bruce) Stanley of Rochester, NY, Julie (Mike) Kujawski of Rush, NY, and Lisa Setzer of Penfield, NY; sisters-in-law, Shirley Taffe of Dushore, Marion Thomas of Endicott, NY, and Celine McGlenn of Wilkes Barre, and several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. (Mike) Setzer; a brother, Crawford Allen Matson, and a sister, Kathleen (Matson) Hiduk, and stepmother, Edwinna Matson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, with her pastor, the Reverend Phyllis A. Pelletier, officiating.

Interment will be in the Old Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA, 18614.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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