Blauvelt Funeral Home Obituaries

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Elizabeth B. Kochin

March 11, 1928 - August 14, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

August 14, 2021



Birth Date:

March 11, 1928

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 to 11 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pennsylvania

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Elizabeth B. Kochin

Elizabeth B. Kochin, 93, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

She was born in March of 1928 at the People’s Hospital in Sayre.  She graduated from Waverly High School in 1946 and began working for Dr. Higgins in Sayre as a receptionist/secretary in his private practice until he was appointed head of the Pediatric Department at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She then worked for Dr. Maxwell Manley, who took over the private practice.

On July 24, 1948 she married John W. Everson and moved to Lockport, NY in 1956 where she worked for W.T. Grants as Head Cashier.  Following the death of her husband in March of 1966, she moved back to Waverly.  In 1982 she met and married Michael Kochin.  She worked at the Robert Packer Hospital as a medical secretary/transcriptionist from July of 1966 until retiring in 1989.  She was a long-time member of the Sayre United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, John W. Everson; 2nd husband, Michael B. Kochin; mother, Sara Wertz Bryan; father, Henry N. Brown; stepfather, George F. Bryan; and grandson, David J. Squires.

Elizabeth is survived by her twin daughters, Lana K. (Everson) Waite and Linda M. (Everson) Squires; son-in-law, Dennis L. Squires; grandson, Aaron J. Lopreste; great grandchildren, Brianna, Kelsey and Joseph Lopreste; great-great grandson, Karson L. Gooch; great-great granddaughter, Reagan E. Gooch; sisters, Gladys (Bryan) Houghtaling and Kathleen (Bryan) Burnett and Janet (Bryan) Hugo; brother, George Bryan and sister-in-law, Janet; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth enjoyed gardening, going to the movies and out for breakfast every morning.  Her favorite thing to do was reading.  She was a very caring person, a loving wife and mother.  Her family was what was most important to her.  It is with heavy hearts that we have to say goodbye.  She will be missed dearly. 

A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service to honor Elizabeth’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Bill Vallet officiating and burial to follow in Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda, PA.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Elizabeth’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Marcia Shipman Murray
I’m so sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family, I lost my dad in January, at 92, happy to have him as long as we did. Last time I saw your mom, she was grocery shopping with one you girls.. so sorry.

From: Gary Gee
What a pleasure it was to work with and more importantly to know Liz.She was surely a breath of fresh air at RPH.Fond memories..R.I.P, Liz.
GOD BLESS her family.

From: Duane & Dawn Luchaco
To the family of Elizabeth , it’s with a sad heart to read about Elizabeth’s passing.  Dawn and I extend our love and want you to know we are thinking about all of you during this sad time. Sending our Love , Duane and Dawn Luchaco.

From: Kay S Husick
Dear Linda and Lana and Family; I'm not coming to the funeral because of covid. I  wanted to tell yo u that my husband Phil Husick really loved your mother, Elizabeth.  She always was so very good to him, from boyhood thru adulthood. I loved her also and wish I could be with you for the funeral.

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