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Dewitt J. Cory, 76,

Dewitt J. Cory, 76, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, with his family by his side.

Born on Dec. 15, 1934 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Issac and Lucy Hancock Cory. He was a lifetime resident of Wyalusing.

He married the former Anna Capwell on May 14, 1983. They just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. Dewitt worked on the farm with his father at their home. He had also worked for Jake Trowbridge in the woods, for the PA Highway for a time, the Laceyville Charcoal Plant, Benscoter Forest Products and many of the local dress factories. Dewitt enjoyed his involvement with Meals on Wheels, delivering for them until he was no longer able.

He was a member of the Calvary Church of Wyalusing. He enjoyed farming, especially planting potatoes. He loved the outdoors and liked working around the house.

Surviving are his spouse, Anna, at home; stepdaughter, Betty Walter of Dushore; step-sons and wives, Merton (Nellie) Walter, Jr. of Stevensville, Kenneth (Tina) Walter of Wysox, Eugene (Penny) Walter of Wyalusing, Michael (Penny) Walter of Wyalusing; brother, Howard Cory of Wyalusing; nephews, Eric Cory of Towanda, Brian Cory of Wyalusing; several step-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Olive Clark Capwell Holcomb; father-in-law, Raymond Capwell; sister-in–law, Shirley Carpenter; brother-in-law, Charles Capwell and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at the Calvary Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., with his pastor, John McAndrew, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to Calvary Church, PO Box 184, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.

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




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