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Marvin L. Wolbach, 84


Marvin L. Wolbach, 84, of Longvalley Road, Franklin Twp., formerly of Longway St., Athens, PA, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 11, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Aug. 16, 1926 in Fullerton, PA, he was a son of the late William and Leona Freeman Wolbach.

He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy in the European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. On Feb. 28, 1947, he married the former Esther Cobb in Elmira, NY. He was employed by Whipple Brothers, Bradford County Highway Dept., Remington Rand and also Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 32 years, until his retirement in 1981.

Marvin was a member of D.A.V. Chapter 37, Towanda, V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and AmVets Post, Durell. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Caine of Wyalusing; a son, M. Wayde Wolbach and wife, Genene Wolbach of Virginia Beach, VA; four grandchildren, Ardenia M. Ervin of Oswego, NY, Daniel Abadie of Franklin Twp., Melanie L. and Marvin L. Wolbach, both of Virginia Beach, VA; two great-grandchildren, Elaina Ervin and Brooklyn Womach; half brothers, Freeman Honeywell and his wife, Pat of Fort Worth, TX, Robert Honeywell of Sugar Run; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, on Nov. 14, 1999; a brother, William F. Wolbach in 1982 and a sister, Catherine May Arnold.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment followed in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 37, 742 Bridge St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Marvin’s memory.


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