Orvella Luce

Crosby- Orvella "Orvie" Luce, 79, of Crosby, passed away Friday (June 26, 2020) in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.


She was born Sept. 4, 1940 in Crosby, a daughter of Ellsworth and Anna Weidert  Lathrop.  On Nov.24, 1973 in Crosby, PA, she married Gary D. Luce, who died Nov. 26, 2004.


Mrs. Luce was a graduate of Crosby Schools


Mrs. Luce was a laborer, employed by Emporium Pressed Metals

She was a member of the Norwich Volenteer Fire Dept. and was auxilliary president for many years.

She was also a member of the Crosby United Methodist Church and the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 auxilliary.


She is survived by two sons: Thomas Lathrop of San Tan Valley, AZ and David Luce of Pittsburgh

Two daughters: Cathy (Jim) Suhan of New Castle, PA and Brenda (Bill) Szuba of Crosby

Four brothers: Paul (Donna) Lathrop of Crosby, Mike (Judy) Lathrop of Port Allegany, Richard (Darlene) Lathrop of Port Allegany and Andy (Ann) Lathrop of Eldred.

ten grandchildren: Brandon, Kylene, Samantha, Jessica, Kristin, Owen, Cole, Cassidy, Maddison and Cortney

Two great-grandchildren: Greysen and Sophie

many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as a special friend, Sharon Norton


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and four sisters.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St, Smethport, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 AM with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove.


Memorials may be made to the Norwich Township Fire Dept. in Crosby, PA.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Smethport.