Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

October 8, 2012

Martha M. Brydon

MEADVILLE — Martha M. Brydon, 86, formerly of 562 Cole Drive, Meadville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 8, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of William Philip and Jessie Van Geem McGovern. She married Robert B. Brydon June 16, 1951 at Wayne Park Baptist Church and he preceded her in death March 14, 2005.

Raised in Erie, Martha was a 1944 graduate of Academy High School. In 1944 and 1945, she took classes at Penn State Extension, Erie in engineering drafting, completing enough required hours to be qualified as a draftswoman.

She formerly worked for 10 years at Burke Electric Co., Erie, later known as Marathon Electric in the cost accounting department. After moving to Meadville in 1954, she became a stay at home mother for 18 years. She was a former part-time secretary at the First Baptist Church. She retired from Greenleaf Corp. accounting department in 1989, following 16 years of service.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, upholstering, caning chairs, and gardening.

A member of First Baptist Church, Meadville, she served as Missions treasurer for 10 years. She served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the primary department for many years. Martha also served as a member of the advisory board, Christian education board, American Baptist Women Missionary Society and its Mission Action Circle. She was a member of the church choir for more than 40 years.

Martha was a former treasurer of the Church Women United, Meadville, for five years and a former member of the Meadville Women’s Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy E. Wilkinson and her husband, Jack, of Meadville; a son, James K. Brydon and his wife, Lisa, of Crofton, Md.; four grandchildren, Ryan Wilkinson and his wife, Jennifer, Nathan Wilkinson and his wife, Julie, Garrett Wilkinson and his wife, Samantha, and Emily Brydon; three great-grandchildren, Reese, Riley, and Shawn Wilkinson; two sisters, Alice Butt of Utah and Mary Frances Filson of Meadville; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa McGovern.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kent Haines, pastor of Cochranton Community Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Missions, 353 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa., 16335, or ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301.

Share your memories and condolences at

Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Edward Eugene Smith

    Edward Eugene Smith, 65, of Meadville passed away recently at his residence.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jim (The Janitor) Vorous

    Jim (The Janitor) Vorous, 60, of Meadville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Grove City, a son of Floyd Paul Vorous and the late Hazel Marie Burnette Vorous.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lois E. Manross

    Lois E. Manross, 87, of Southwoods Assisted Living Community, Titusville, died peacefully at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rae Jean Isaly

    Rae Jean Isaly, 55, of Meadville, passed on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Meadville Rehab and Nursing Home.

    April 16, 2014

  • Paul M. Horrobin

    Paul M. Horrobin, 84, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

    April 16, 2014

  • William (Bill) Allen Buttray

    William (Bill) Allen Buttray, 53, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1960, in Meadville, a son of Karl D. Buttray and Pauline D. Slayton.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sandra S. Loper Payne

    Sandra S. Loper Payne, 67, of Conneautville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born a daughter of Dora M. (Doodee) Onspaugh Loper and the late Robert E. Loper on Sept. 13, 1946, in Geneva. She married William Payne March 27, 1965. He survives.

    April 16, 2014

  • Mary Lou Longstreth Brown

    Mary Lou Longstreth Brown, 86, of Erie, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Millcreek Manor. She was born July 25, 1927, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late William and Estelle Baker Longstreth, and had resided in the Erie area for most of her life.

    April 16, 2014

  • Raymond Franklin Waid

    Raymond Franklin Waid, 65, of Franklin, Va., passed away at his home and went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Waid was a native of Meadville, a son of the late Walter Franklin and Meredith Eynon Waid.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nels G. Juleus

    Nels G. Juleus, 88, formerly of Meadville, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in York. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Jackie Ott Juleus.

    April 15, 2014

  • John Allen Burns

    John Allen Burns, 86, a lifelong native of Woodcock Township, Crawford County, passed away in his sleep in the late evening hours of Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jay W. Burris

    Jay W. Burris, 73, of Meadville, escaped his earthy bonds and went Home to be with his Savior on Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Vincent Health System, Erie.

    April 15, 2014

  • Rev. Leonard S. Burchfield

    Rev. Leonard S. Burchfield of McCune Road, Cochranton (Canal Township) passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sugar Creek Station following a period of declining health. He was 95.

    April 15, 2014

  • Robert J. (Bobby) Hanus

    Robert J. (Bobby) Hanus, 54, of Cochranton, formerly of Springdale, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ada Jane Calvin

    Ada Jane Calvin, 92, of 21607 Golden Drive, Meadville, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Rolling Fields Inc., Conneautville

    April 13, 2014

  • John (Jack) Richardson Hoover

    John (Jack) Richardson Hoover, a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

    April 13, 2014

  • George P. Hazeltine

    April 13, 2014

  • Jay W. Burris

    April 13, 2014

  • John A. Burns

    April 13, 2014

  • Lois Jean (Ardnt-Boyce) Beery

    Lois Jean (Ardnt-Boyce) Beery of Beaver Center died Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Willoughby, Ohio. She was a daughter of Paul and Pansy (Barare) Arndt.

    April 12, 2014