Obituaries on this page are not identified by cemetery burial, or they are burials outside the three county area. Other new obituaries are posted to the site on the Obituary by Cemetery pages. If you know the local cemetery where any of these people are buried, let me know so I can get them on the right page.
WILLIAM MURRY ‘PAPPY’ ALEXANDER, 86, Roaring Branch RR 1, for the past 21 years, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, died August 17, 1994 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born on June 2, 1908 in Roaring Branch, a son of William H. and Margaret E. Sechrist Alexander. Pappy retired as a pressman for Moore Business Forms, Niagara Falls; was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Roaring Branch, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg and LaSalle Sportsman Club, Niagara Falls. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty J. Ferguson, Erie, PA, Nancy and Gerald Reid, Ransomville, NY, Patricia and Robert Mort, Niagara Falls, NY; three sons and daughters-in-law, William F. and Jean Alexander, N. Tonawanda, NY, James and Alice Alexander, Roaring Branch, and David P. and Janice Alexander, Grand Island, NY/ 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mary Alexander, Sanborn, NY and two sisters-in-law; Esther Alexander, Buttonwood and Bernadine Alexander; Williamsport, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Newton Alexander in 1976 and a son Kenneth Alexander in 1983. Funeral services were held August 19 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty. Interment was in Steam Valley Cemetery, Cogan Station Township, Lycoming Co. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Regional Home Health Hospice, 1201 Ghampian Blvd, Suite 3A, Williamsport, PA in Mr. Alexander’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ALLEN Edwin W. Age 57, of Apt. #304, Riverside Manor, Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his residence. He was born May 29, 1948 in Blossburg, PA, the son of John and Rachel Jones Allen. He was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and he attended the Westfield Baptist Church. At one time Edwin was a member of the Corning Fire Department and the Crary Hose Co., Westfield, PA. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Shirley Allen, Williamsport, PA; sisters, Martha Goodman, Rochester, NY, Esther Allen, Rochester, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Craig Arms, Belleville, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Westfield Baptist Church, #122 Church Street, Westfield, PA. Rev. Lewis Young Offc. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.
ALQUIST Fritz A. Age 78 of Erin, NY died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Fritz was born in Milton, PA, son of the late Johannas and Anna Alquist. Fritz retired from F. M. Howell Inc. after many years of service. Survivors include his wife, Marion (Robinson) of 43 years; daughters, Tina Webb of Portland, OR, and Tammie (Roger) McGloin of Brooklyn, NY; son, Arthur Alquist of NC; many grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Stevens of Ontario, NY; special friends, John and Reggie Sheridan of Breeseport, NY. Fritz was predeceased by his daughter, Alberta in 2005. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 6, 2006, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Belvy White officiating.
ARNESEN John Cornell University Graduate Age 66, died on Friday, March 31, 2006. He was born March 26, 1940 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Sigurd and Margaret (Thompson) Arnesen. He was a graduate of Cornell University and former owner of Cycle City in Dryden, NY. His unconventional life and wisdom, wit and sarcasm will be missed by Margaret Harris Arnesen; his children, Erik, Brent, Kirsten and Hope Hughes; grandson, Derek; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Rose Arnesen; nephews, Rich and Mark Kay and Dean and Cliff Arnesen. John asked that we not be saddened by his death as he had fulfilled every dream and desire that he could imagine. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. A private memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
BAUMGARTNER Harold "Opa" R. Age 66, of Beavercreek, died
on Monday, April 17,
2006, at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born to the late Kenneth O. and Martha E. Baumgartner in Elmira, NY. He is preceded in death by his brother, Sonny Baumgartner; and sister, Twila Zimmerman. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy Baumgartner; son, Kenneth M. (Cynthia) Baumgartner; daughters, Tina M. Baumgartner, Heidi A. (Stephen) Ellis, Cheryl L. (Buddy J.) Schneider; grandchildren, Kenneth, Jamie, Greggory, Daniel, Krista, Andrew, Brooke, Brandi; sisters, Virgie (Pete) Matheny, Mildred (Ray) Austin, Ida (Phil) Beard; brothers, Robert (Betty) Baumgartner, Jack (June) Baumgartner; mother-in-law, Frances Benjamin; brothers-in-law, Skip Zimmerman, Charles (Rae) Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews. Harold had retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and an active member in the Dayton Victory Chapter of the Eastern Star. Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2006, at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 1501 N. Broad St, Fairborn. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society specifically for small cell lung cancer research 40 South Perry St., Suite 120, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Services have been entrusted to TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road.
BLOOD John E., Jr. Age 73, of Albemarle County, VA, died on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at a local nursing home. He was born October 31, 1932 to the late John E. Blood, Sr., and Lillian B. Slawter in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He spent his early years in Richboro, PA (Bucks County), Atlantic City, NJ, and the Jersey Shore. Mr. Blood proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Mansfield University. He was certified during his life as an EMT, Auctioneer, Border Patrol Officer, and a Radio Telecommunications Officer with the Armed Forces and the U.S. State Department. He worked as a gentleman farmer, salesman, entrepreneur, antique dealer, and the pinnacle of his life experience, he served with the Central Intelligence Agency as a member of the Delta Force in the 1980s. Mr. Blood traveled extensively and pursued a wide variety of ventures and experiences. He is survived by one brother, Richard M. Blood of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his four children, Sharon Anderson and her husband, Dallas, of Barboursville, Virginia, Pam Morgan of Charlottesville, Virginia, John E. Blood III and his wife, Mila, of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Jodi E. Ford and her husband, Steve, of Ogden, Utah; 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home with the Rev. Wendell Lamb officiating. Interment will be private at a later date. He will be remembered for his love of family and sense of adventure. A very sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to the staff of Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet, VA, The Laurels in Charlottesville, VA, and especially to Dr. Jonathan Evans of the University of Virginia for their compassionate care and concern. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, VA, is in charge of arrangements.
? BRADFIELD Cleo A. Age 78, of Ormond Beach, FL, died Thursday, March 26, 2006. Cleo was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the V.F.W. She moved to Florida in 1989 with her husband, Fort from Elmira, NY. Cleo loved dancing, arts and crafts, gardening, bargain shopping and dining out with Gert and many of her friends. Cleo was an avid supporter of the American troops over seas of which one is her grandson, Andrew, who served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Iraq, who has been honored as a Purple Heart recipient. She is survived by her son, Bradley Allen Buell of Elmira, NY; daughter, Cathy Webb of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Phyllis Hunsinger of Georgia; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and her loving dog, Casey whom she loved to walk with her neighbor, John, and his dog, Butch. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Cleo's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Rd., Suite 119, Orlando, FL. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com . Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home, Ormond.
CARLETON Dorothy C. “Dottie”
COLE Dorothy C. "Dortie" Age 99, of 1842 Acorn Rd., Elmira, died, Sunday, April 16, 2006. She was born September 1, 1906. Dorothy and her husband, Edgar owned and operated "Coles Lunch" on South Main St., Elmira from September 1936 until July 1964. Dorothy was a secretary in the City School System from 1965-1976 and was known by many as "Mrs. Riverside". She is survived by her sister, Mildred Hymes of Tioga, PA; and brother, Leo Carleton of Albany, NY; eight children, Madeline, Edward, Dorothy, Margaret, Nancy, Robert, Mary, and Josep; 49 grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Edgar in 1960 and sons, Walter in 1986 and James in 1994. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy, may do so with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY.
Probably from the Wyalusing Hustler March 17, 1899
CLAPPER – at the age of 44 years, Daniel Clapper died at his home in Opposition on Monday. A wife and six children survive him. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. This was Daniel L Clapper November 27, 1853 - March 12, 1899 son of John and Harriet Culver Clapper. His wife was the former Estella Place August 11, 1859 - June 23, 1937. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
? CORNISH Amelia J. Age 93, of Havana Glen Road, Montour Falls,
NY, died peacefully at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY, on Thursday,
April 6, 2006. Her husband, George E. Cornish predeceased Mrs. Cornish
on July 10, 1980. She is survived by her son, Dr. Rodney H. Cornish of
Centennial, CO; along with three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cornish was a member of the Schuyler County Solid Waste Management
Task Force, Schuyler County Historical Society. She was a recipient of
the Ramona Barton Award from the state for her efforts in support of their
environment. She was active in conservation and animal welfare causes.
She served for many years as an at large member of the Schuyler County
Environmental Task Force. She was a staunch and active participant establishing
and implementing the Recycling program. She went to her reward, with her
son and niece nearby. Amelia's last touch was that of a childhood friend
and school classmate, Mary Birge, who used her nursing skills, rising from
her wheelchair, to feel for the last faint pulse of that of her best friend,
Amelia. She was a Girl Scout Leader, even though she had no daughters,
but one son. She was a member of the School Board, an enthusiastic advocate
in the educational arena. She was an avid successful golfer, learning the
game at age 50, and a tutor and role model for young people. Relatives
and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122
N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from 6:00
to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday,
April 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., The Rev. Elaine White will officiate, Interment
to follow in Montour Cemetery.
EASTON Albert W. of North Bingham, PA Age 83, died Monday, April 10, 2006. Born May 25, 1922, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Howard and Nellie Davey Easton. On December 23, 1944, in Westfield, PA, he married the former Erma Duell, who predeceased him on February 23, 2005. He was employed by the former Eberle Tannery in Westfield for many years. He was a member of the Genesee Rod & Gun Club and the Potter County Anglers. Surviving are two brothers, Edward (Caroline) Easton of Coudersport and Fordyce Easton of Westfield; three sisters, Margaret Finch of Wellsville, NY, Shirley Tyler of Westfield, and Beverly (Leonard, Jr.) Burdick of Genesee; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Loyal and Clifford. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Friday, April 14th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923
ERLE Thomas James USMC Veteran Age 72, was born April 28, 1933 in Elmira Heights, NY the son of the late Thomas Edward and Anna Mae (Benjamin) Erle, died peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at his home on Oneida Road with his wife and sister by his side. In December of 1967, Thomas married Virginia (Erle) in St. Peter and Paul's Church with Reverend Mattey conducting the wedding ceremony. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Virginia; sisters, Loretta (Harold) Gunderman of Elmira, NY, Margaret "Peggy" (Floyd) Wise of Gowanda, NY, Susan (Rick) Hall of Orlando, FL; brothers, Daniel (Diana) Erle of Brandon, FL, Donald Erle of Riverview, FL; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. "Tom", as he was known by his friends, retired from the Hilliard Corporation in April of 1995 after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a decorated Veteran of the USMC proudly serving his country from 1954-1958 during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154 Elmira Heights, NY and the Italian American Veterans Club Elmira, NY. Mr. Erle volunteered countless hours with the Eldridge Park Carousel Project and received a plaque honoring his service. He also volunteered much of his time to the Newtown Battlefield with the construction of the Indian Villages. "Tosh", the nickname given to him when he was a little boy by his family, because he never could pronounce Thomas, was an avid hunter, fisherman and bow hunter, which was the love of his life. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. in the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Reverend Rick Farrell will celebrate the service honoring Thomas's life and honoring his memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory. Members of the American Legion Post #154 Elmira Heights, NY will conduct a memorial service for their fallen comrade, Thomas J. Erle on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. Signed: Chaplain Vincent Magaw
FASSETT Raymond G. "Spicket" Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, April 14, 2006. Ray was born September 12, 1923 in East Brady, PA, the son of Raymond F. and Sarah Griffiths Fassett. He married Dorothy Huber at North Presbyterian Church September 27, 1943. In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by his children, Robert F. Fassett of Sarasota, FL and Binghamton, NY, Beverly Fassett of Binghamton, NY, and Joanne F. Dalrymple with husband David of Elmira; grandchildren, Henry and Matthew Dalrymple and brother-in-law James Rockey of Venice, FL. Ray was predeceased by his sister Margaret Rockey. Ray grew up in Elmira and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Navy Seabees. Ray was stationed in the Pacific and helped construct air bases at Tinian, Okinawa and other islands. Ray was an accomplished and skilled machinist, mechanic, and carpenter. After the war he worked for 30 years at Bendix. After he retired from Bendix, he and Dorothy single-handedly built a new home, and he then returned to the workforce working at LRC for another 10 years. Ray loved camping and traveling with his family and upon retirement he, Dorothy and the dogs traveled extensively across the country in their RV. Ray was always quick to lend his talents and a helping hand to his neighbors and would spend whatever time it took to help out. Ray was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His big heart will be greatly missed by his family and friends. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at North Presbyterian Church, College and Irvine Streets, Elmira, NY on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Memorials in Ray's remembrance may be made to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Interment will be at the family's convenience. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
FLAGG Matthew Anthony of Binghamton, NY and Wellsboro, PA Age 24, of Binghamton and Wellsboro, PA, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 9, 2006. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Wm. R. Flagg; maternal grandparents, Frank S. and Genevieve A. Chiaramonte; stepmother, Diane Flagg. He is survived by his parents, Bernadette and Thomas Brown, Wellsboro, PA; father, Garry Flagg; paternal grandmother, Minerva D. Flagg; brothers, Stephen J. and Jody L. Flagg, Christopher R. Flagg, Phoenixville, PA; two sisters, Callie and Katie Brown; one special niece, Hannah G. Flagg; aunts and uncles, JoAnn and Dan, John and Rhoula, Martin and Maureen, Stella, Pat and Stegie, Walter; many cousins and special friends. He graduated from Windsor High School and attended BCC and Mansfield University. He was currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. and was a member of the West Colesville Fire Co., F&AM of St. Mark's-Philetus 1001. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Church with the Rev. Mark Giroux and the Rev. Judy Kessler officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, NY 13901. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Donations in Matt's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
MERRILL Emma (Gillette) St. Joseph's Hospital Retiree, Longtime Southport Resident Age 86, died peacefully at home, after a long struggle, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, April 13, 2006. She was born December 5, 1919 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd Russell Gillette, Lena Peterson Gillette and Ruth Mays Fanning, was also predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Merrill; brother, Calvin R. Gillette; and sister, Dorothy Sweeney McConnell. Emma is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and James Beeman of Vista, CA, Judy and Richard Lown of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Amy and Emilio Solano of Los Angeles, CA, Daniel and Marie Lown of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Pablo and Natalia Solano of Los Angeles, CA, Annie Laken, Sadie Rae, and Emmie Alexander Lown of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law, Frank C. Merrill of Bare Foot Bay, FL, and George McConnell of Schenectady, NY; very special nephews and nieces, Calvin and Barbara Gillette, Nancy and James Danaher, Catherine Hanrahan, Jo Ellen Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Gerald and Pat Sweeney with their families; many cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many wonderful friends. Emma worked at the Elmira Knitting Mill and retired from St. Joseph's Hospital with 30 years of service. She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church, Altar Guild, annual rummage sales and the Community Kitchen. Emma was a charter member of the Knit-Wits for 44 years, a group of very close friends, Mary Morrell, Johanne Miles, Teresa Burin, Anne Ferraro, Natalie Kondrk, Kitty Ridosh, and Anne Maloney, who knitted caps for newborns at both local hospitals, made caps, mittens, and scarves for the people of need at Christmas, plus lap robes and slippers for residents at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Elcor Health Services. Arthritis slowed the speed of their knitting needles so they switched to playing cards and became the "Golden Girls." She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and a wonderful friend. We loved her and will miss her. The family of Emma would like to give special thanks to Sandra Lovell and Marie Lown for their tender love in caring for our mom; to Pat Faber for bringing communion and fulfilling our mom's spiritual needs - you are a beautiful soul; to all our wonderful friends and family who have given us the support system to get through these past three years. We have been truly blessed. The family will receive friends at Grace Episcopal Church Parish House on Monday, April 17, 2006, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A solemn Requiem Mass will follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Leon Love, Celebrant. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in Emma's memory may be directed to Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
? GOODWIN Genevieve "Jean" L. Age 62, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 1 p.m. with Pastor Keith Paris officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.
Louisa Halliday Foote died quietly on April 9, 2006 in the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. Louisa was born in Elmira, NY, on May 2, 1912 and lived in the southern Finger Lakes area with her husband, Delbert, until moving to Hendersonville, NC, in 1984. A devoted wife and mother, Louisa and Del were married nearly 70 years before his passing in 2004. She was preceded in death by her sisters Eleanor, Ethyl, and Cora, and her brother Otto. Louisa was an avid bridge player and loved to sing. She was an active member of the choirs of the First Methodist Church of Watkins Glen, NY, and of the First Baptist Church of Elmira, NY, and other community chorus organizations. She is survived by her two sons, Stephen and his wife, Grace of League City, TX, and Joel and his wife, Lois of Broomfield, CO, and Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren include, Michael and wife, Tiffany, David and wife, Paula, Adam and wife Eve, and Kathryn and husband, Jeff; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
HAMILTON Russell C. Age 82 of Southport, NY. Reunited with his dearly missed wife of fifty years, Betty Hamilton, on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Russell is survived by his son, Russell J. (Delphine) Hamilton of Aberdeen, MD; daughter, Wendy Overton (Gary Dewey) of Elmira; son, David L. (Cindy) of Elmira; grandchildren, Byron, Travis, Jessica, Jason, Shannan and Sean; great-grandchild, Jared; sister, Joanne Balcom, Barregot, NJ; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Hazel Bishop and Jean DePaul. Russell was very well known in the Southport community. He loved and laughed with the best. His family and friends were his world and what made him happy. "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" was a phrase he used often. Russell was a proud, decorated United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving his country to the best, and with everything he had. He was very proud to be the Mayor of South Woods, Lake Bonin. He loved singing Karaoke with his three amigos at the Homestead Inn. Russell was a crossword king. He loved every baseball team except the New York Yankees and car #24. Russell was a modern day "John Wayne", devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A gathering of family and friends to honor Russell's life will be held at his home, 1117 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 15, 2006 beginning at 2 p.m.
HARDER Brian H. Age 24, of Caton, died on Thursday, April 13, 2006. He was born January 15, 1982, in Elmira, NY. Brian was a member of the Caton United Methodist Church and its Mission Team. He attended Alfred Tech School and was in an apprentice program with the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union Local #267. He was employed by Collins and Walton Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Elmira. Brian had a love for life, the great outdoors, mountain biking, moto cross, four wheeling, working out and a passion for music. He is survived by this mother, Martha Welty Harder of Caton; his father, Henry Harder of Corning; a sister, Lisa Harder of Corning; grandparents, Charles and Helen Harder; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends he truly loved. He was predeceased by grandparents, Henry and Gladys Welty. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Monday, April 17, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with the Rev. Beth Bouwens officiating. A memorial Service in the Caton United Methodist Church will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Brian's name to the Caton United Methodist Church Hendy Hollow Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
? HARDY Marie Jane Age 81 of Elmira, NY died on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Marie was born on February 2, 1925 in Elmira, NY. She married Richard Hardy February 22, 1944. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother and friend. She was a truly unique and special woman. She has created many special memories for her children and husband. She is survived by her husband Richard of 62 years. Her four daughters: Karen Hardy, Kathy and Terry Ostrander, Tina and Nubby Haven, Cheri and Dan Murray and three sons Richard and Kathy Hardy, Randy and Diane Hardy, Robert and Patricia Hardy and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to the 3-C nurses and Clinical Assistants at the Arnot Ogden Hospital who went above and beyond the call of duty and all of the Dialysis nurses and Doctors. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday April 15, 2006 from 3-6 PM. Mrs. Hardy's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM. Contributions may be made in her name to the National Kidney Foundation.
HENDERSON Russell B. Pine City Resident Age 80, died very unexpectedly on Friday, March 4, 2005. A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, at 2:00 p.m. Worshipful Master Doug Day, officers and members of the Old Oak Lodge # 364 Horseheads, NY, will meet at the funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. to conduct a service for their dear departed brother. The Reverend Joseph Kim will celebrate Russell's life and honor his memory with a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in memory of Russell. Interment will take place in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, Jersey Hill, PA at the convenience of the family
KANGAS Laura E
Laura E. Age 92, formerly of Elmira, entered into eternal rest peacefully Saturday, April 1, at the home of her daughter, Betsy Clair of Hartsville. Laura was born February 20, 1914 in Rochester, the daughter of Hugo and Pearl Vargason Kangas. She was predeceased by two brothers, Bernard Kangas and Everett Barnes. She was a medical technician for 35 years at the Arnot/Ogden Hospital in Elmira. Laura was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving her country during WWII attaining the rank of E9. She was a very active member of the American Legion Post in Elmira and had been a Past Commander of the Post. She was one of the founders of the Stephanie Lido Post of the American Legion. She was Chemung County Adjutant and past Commander of the American Legion, as well as Sixth Dist. Adjutant and N.Y.S. Adjutant. Laura was also a member of the Mormon Church of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her son, Billy (Okja) Cornett of Guangzho, China; and her daughter, Betsy (Edward) Clair of Hartsville; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be given to the donor's choice. Arrangements are in care of the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo
KINNER Doris June Age 80, formerly of Millerton, Penn, died Friday, April 7, 2006 in Winter Haven, Fl. She was born in New York City and lived most of her life in Millerton. She was the sportswear buyer for Iszards for several years. Doris was pre-deceased by her husband, Keith, who died on October 15, 2004. She is survived by a son, Alan, of Millerton, a brother, William Lawson of Tarpon Springs, Fl., a sister, Janet Lawson of Rochester, N.Y., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey M.D. Age 43 of 469 Bellwood Drive Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly on Friday March 31, 2006. Jeffrey was born on in New York, NY on May 20, 1962 the son of the late Mervin and Barbara Drucker Leichter. Dr. Leichter was a pediatrican at Southern Tier Pediatrics in Elmira, NY for over 12 years. He enjoyed all the time he spent with his sons especially snow-boarding, and playing guitars. Jeffrey is survived by his loving and devoted wife Cheryl Bryant Leichter; twin sons: Benjamin Leichter and Martin Leichter all of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Stacey and Steven Paiva of MA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Eileen and Patrick Teen of NC and their children: Bryan, Melissa, Kevin, and Makayla Teen. Mary and Gary Nowicki and their children Diana, Gary, Eric Nowicki of NJ; and many caring friends and colleagues. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday April 4, 2006 from 7-8:30 PM. Dr. Leichter's Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday April 5, 2006 at 10 AM. In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network in memory of Jeffrey.
MILLER Mary Margaret
LEISENRING Mary Margaret 84, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Elmira and Binghamton, N.Y., died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Frederick, MD. She was the wife of Richard J. Leisenring Jr., who died January 30, 2003. Born June 24, 1921 in Hammersville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence McMurchy Miller. Mrs. Leisenring was a member of the Frederick Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon and a member of the Church Women United. Surviving are three children, Charlotte A. Robinson and husband, James of Annapolis, MD, John D. Leisenring of Frederick, and Faith L. Stouffer and husband, Jeffery of Sharpsburg, MD; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert Miller and wife, Ann of Bethel, OH. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Frederick Presbyterian Church, 115 West Second Street, Frederick. Inurnment will be private. The family requests that memorials be made in memory of Mrs. Leisenring to the Record Street Home, 115 Record Street, Frederick, MD 21701.
MCCONNELL Rosie Louise
MILLER Rosie Louise Age 86, died on Monday, April 10, 2006, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born on May 2, 1919 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of the late Charlie and Mable Clark McConnell. In 1959, Rosie married Frank Browning whom predeceased her. She later married Charles Miller on December 6, 1969 at the Assembly of God Church in Corning. He predeceased her on May 5, 2002. She was a member of the Elmira Christian Center and retired from Corning, Inc. in 1981. Rosie is survived by her sons, Charles Miller of East Lawrence, PA, and Richard Miller of Lebanon, PA; daughter, Carolyn Comstock of Chesapeake, VA; granddaughters, Marcie, Cheryl, and Angie; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Friday, April, 14, 2006, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held there at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Coopers Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Rosie's name to the Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904.
OSBORN Iva B
RILEY Iva B. (Anna) Departed this world the day following her joyous birthday celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the age of 87. Iva was born on April 7, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of Elmer and Gertrude Criss Osborn. She married Sylvester L "Buster" Riley on September 28, 1935. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by both her husbands, S.L. Riley and Clifford Doty; her siblings, Myrtle Wood, Alma Sawyer Munson Cook and Melvin D. Sawyer; and her beloved daughter, Eleanor Riley Cummings. Iva was employed for many years at Corning Inc. She was a member of the Corning-Baron Steuben DAR Chapter, a past member of the Caton Grange and a member of the Millerton Weslyean Church. Iva was an avid hunter and enjoyed caring for her large family who survive. Her nine children, Beverly R (Tom) Dates of Corning, Leroy G. "Butch" (Patti) of Caton, Joseph R. (June) Riley of Caton, Carol R. (Edward) Robbins of Sagetown, Shirley (Dave Scouten) Riley of Caton, David L. Riley of Caton, J. Harley Riley of Caton, Marybeth (Tim) Fiala of Horseheads, Philip (Donna) Riley of Caton; a son-in-law, Wayne Riesbeck of Caton; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, several stepchildren and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, where she will be interred next to her husband, S. L. Riley. Memorial donations may be directed to the Caton Vol. Fire Dept., 1118 Caton Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Millerton Wesleyan Church, RR1 Box 9, Millerton, PA 16936 in her memory.
JOHN H. PALMER, 80, of 56029 Hoover Ave., Mishawaka, Ind., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1991, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa., after suffering an apparent heart attack while visiting relatives in the Canton area. He had resided in Mishawaka since 1950. Mr. Palmer was born May 22, 1911, at Tioga Co., Pa., a son of Harry and Edith Spencer Palmer. He retired in 1979 from Wheelabrator-Frye, Mishawaka. John was a member of UAW Local No. 995 and Wheelabrator Retirees Association. Surviving are his wife, the former Vielda Spencer; four sons, John D. of Jones, Mich., Harry W. of Edwardsburg, Mich., the Rev. Robert D. Palmer of Merchantville, N.J.; and Keith E. of Mishawaka; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Simpson of Canton, Martha Palmer of Troy and Gladys Griffin of Canton; and a brother, Harry Walter Palmer of Illinois. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 30, 1991, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mr. Palmer’s memory. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.
WILLIS ‘BUTCH’ PORTER, On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, Granville Township resident Willis “Butch” Porter died quietly at Robert Packer hospital surrounded by members of his loving family. He was 57 years of age. Born on his family’s farm in Canton Township March 4, 1945 he was one of 14 children in the family of Addison C. and Etta Mae (McNeal) Porter. Butch attended the Canton schools, but left early to help support the family. His first passion was farming, and he was a well known worker on several farms throughout Sullivan, Bradford and Tioga Counties. Butch was a man with a strong work ethic, and through the course of his lifetime worked for Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton, Lemoncelli Tire Co., in Elmira, N.Y., Paper Magic in troy and L.I. Baumunk of Shunk, all the while operating his own farm in Granville Township. He enjoyed fishing hunting, bowling, gardening, skating, watching NASCAR races and camping at County Bridge Park. Butch also enjoyed music, especially Polkas. He derived great enjoyment hosting his famous chicken barbecues, and was known for indulging in his own personal favorite treat, pickled eggs and raisin pie. Butch was a man with a mild, easy going nature, but when he knew that he was right about some issue he would steadfastly defend his position to the end. Butch had a zest for life and a heart that opened to just about everyone. He was the father of three, the grandpa of many and the uncle of all. Butch is survived by sons, Todd (and Georgianna) Porter, and Scott (and Tiffany) Porter, and daughter Cherry (and Matt) Nedley; grandchildren Mickenzie, Brett, Meghan, Mitchell, Andrew, Kurtis and Jakob Porter, Trena May McIlwain, Aaron, Candace and Kaleb Nedley; sisters Mable Roupp, Rosemarie Benedict, Pauline (and Simeon) Jackson, Donnie (and Kenneth) Stowell, Mary (and Joe) Walburn, Ruth Ellen Machmer; brothers, Reed (and Donna) Porter, Gary Lee Porter, Thomas Earl Porter; former wife and friend Louretta Barrett Porter; and special friends, Dave and Shelby Fleming. Butch was preceded in death by his grandmother Phoebe McNeal; infant brother Michael L. Porter, Father Addison C. Porter and mother, Etta Mae Porter. Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 23 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 10 N. Center Street, Canton. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David McIntyre officiating. Interment will be on his Granville farm. –Towanda Daily Review
ROSENGRANT Ivan A. Age 73, of Woodstock, VA, formerly of Elkland, PA died quietly at home on April 2, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Elaine C. Rosengrant; daughters, Cindy (Duane) Dunning of Addison, NY, Tina (Preston) Grimes of Front Royal, VA; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Benny of Middlebury Center, PA, and Paul of Liberty, NY; sisters, Doris Loucks of Westfield, PA, Amy King of Kansas City, MO, and Rita (Chub) Vanzile of Cowanesque, PA. Predeceased by a son, Timothy; and sister, Mae Steele. Mr. Rosengrant retired from the A&P Plant, Big Flats, NY and Perry Judds Incorporated, Strasburg, VA. He was a caring and giving man whose family and friends will cherish his memory. Condolences may be sent to Elaine Rosengrant at 46 Woodpark Ln., Woodstock, VA 22664.
SMAHA Dr. Lynn A. 63, of Sayre, PA, died Friday, April 14, 2006, unexpectedly in Canadaigua, NY. Born August 31, 1942 in Marshalltown, IA, he was the son of the late Glenn and Marguerite Twedt Smaha. Lynn dedicated his life through service to others. He joined the Guthrie Clinic as a cardiologist in 1978 and served the organization in a wife variety of clinical and administrator capacities. Lynn served as president and CEO of Guthrie Clinic form 1990 to 1998. Most recently he served has as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Guthrie Clinic and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. From June 1999 to June 2000, Dr. Smaha served as the American Heart Association. In 2004, Dr. Smaha was presented with the Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association's highest volunteer-related honor. He also served on the Foundation Board for the Sayre High School new track project. Most recently he served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint project of the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. He was president of the Board for the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Angie at home; children, Nicole Smaha, Philadelphia, PA, Tonya Smaha, Marshalltown, IA, Heather Smaha, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Scott Olmstead, Buffalo, NY, and Bryan Olmstead, Albany, NY; granddaughter, Tessa Olmstead; brother, Mark (Jackie) Smaha, Keyport, WA; niece, Holly (Todd) Thrasher, Snoqualmie, WA; and nephew, Ryan Smaha, Pocattelo, ID. At his request there will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. PA, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Martin Bovee officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701-2654; Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, 17 Aviation Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845; or the Sayre Track Project, Athletic Department, 331 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. At the families request please make all food donations to the Valley Food Pantry.
SMITH - WHITE
Eleanor S. Age 96, (SRGP 23127) of Rock Stream, NY, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, with Rev. Lucinda O´Leary, Rev. Marion Massecar and Rev. Judy White officiating. Burial will follow in Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 786, Rock Stream, NY 14878. Eleanor was born May 13, 1909 in Sullivan Township, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Ross H. and Jennie Watson Smith. On January 1, 1934 in Elmira, she married the late Herbert J. White; he died on July 20, 1993. They moved to Rock Stream that same year to own and operate their own dairy farm, which they sold in 1969. Mrs. White was a very active member and Deacon of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Rock Stream Ladies Aid & Missionary Society. She is loved and will be dearly missed by three sons, Norman J. (Doris) White of Kennewick, WA, Edwin F. (Rev. Judy) White of Horseheads, David L. (Sandy) White of Hickory, NC; twin daughters, Fay W. (Thomas) McIlroy of Elmira, and Kay E. (John) Shepard of Rock Stream; a sister, Claribel (Karl) Margeson of West Chester, PA; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Leaman Smith in 2000; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Marshall in 2001.
STEPHENS Josephine S
JOHNSON Josephine S. A long time resident of Elmira, died on Thursday, April 13th, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, following a long battle with multiple myeloma and complications from viral pneumonia. Josephine was born on March 4th in Canisteo, NY, She was the daughter of the late Allen and Edith Punches Stephens. Josephine married her beloved husband and friend, Arthur F. Johnson, whom she has dearly missed since his death on March 5th, 1993. Josephine was employed at the Excel Dairy, Lights Bakery, and the A&P plant, but her best times were as a homemaker. Caring for her family and being proud of her home were most rewarding to her. She was a well known in the crafting community of the southern tier for her design and sewing abilities. (And a six foot mouse, that survives to this day, someplace.) She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and friend. Everyone that knew her appreciated her genuine interest in them and her willing and generous heart. Surviving Josephine are her loving daughter, Judith Diello, who was her primary caregiver and companion; three beloved sons, Stephen (Bonnie) Johnson of Springfield, VA, Mark (Reiko) Johnson of Erie, PA, and Eric (Barbara) Johnson of Catlettsburg, KY; six grandchildren: Phillip M. Johnson, Ed (Carla) Diello, Timothy (Alicia) Diello, Tiffany Barrows, Joshua Painter, Arianna Johnson; great-grandchildren, Josephin Rae Diello, Kyler Ross Gallion. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Tuesday, April 18th, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Josephine's funeral service will remain private in accordance with her wishes. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 1316 College Ave, Elmira, NY 14901; in her memory.
STEVENS Sam Brady Infant son of Sayre and Elizabeth West Stevens, died very unexpectedly April 18th, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Maternal grandparents, David and Mary West of Carthage, NY; paternal grandparents, Vinton (Scott) and Kiyoko Stevens of Elmira, NY; aunts, Rose West of Carthage, NY, Antoinette Stevens of Elmira, NY; uncles, Vinton Stevens of Elmira, NY; several loving cousins including Jordan Stevens of Elmira, NY; god parents, Jill Laureano of Carthage, NY, and Peter Schweizer of Pine City, NY. Funeral services will remain private at the convenience of the family. Please make memorial donations to the Arnot Ogden Foundation, c/o NICU, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or the "Make a Wish" Foundation, Suite 900, MONY Tower II, 120 Madison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.
STONER Sheldon B. A much loved minister and preacher of the Southern Tier Church of Christ went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday April 5, 2006 in Lawrence, MA very unexpectedly at the age of 84. Sheldon was born on December 27, 1921 in Scottsdale, PA son of the late Park & Cora Billheimer Stoner. He married the love of his life Naomi Gorham in 1953. Together they spent their lives serving the Lord and laboring in the Southern Tier Church of Christ, 351 E. Thurston St. Elmira, NY 14901 where family and friends will be received on Saturday morning, April 8, 2006 between the hours of 10 - 12 noon. Funeral services will follow the visitation time on Saturday at 12 noon. Also a memorial service will take place at the church on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Sheldon attended Eastern Christian Institute, NJ before laboring in the church for over 40 years. He lived to see their sanctuary completed in 2000. His many interest, included gardening and traveling to visit his large family who survive and cherish his memory. His loving wife and companion, Naomi Gorham Stoner, Horseheads; along with their 8 children Ruth & Gene Johnson, Tucson, AZ; Lois & David Elliott, Lawrence, MA; John & Nancy Stoner, Lowman; David & Joyce Stoner, Mooresville, IN; Mary Brock, Tucson, AZ; Phillip & Penelope Stoner, Elmira; Rebecca & James Paul, Breesport; James & Elizabeth Stoner, W. Unity, OH; 26 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald & Carol Stoner, Pittsburg, PA; many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a loving church congregation. Memorial donations may be directed to the church in Sheldon's memory.
H. LLOYD STREBY, 84, formerly of Monroeton and Overton, Pa., died Saturday evening, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pa. Born May 5, 1921 in Overton, he was the son of the late Homer and Bertha Farrell Streby. Lloyd was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 43 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Overton; Evergreen Masonic Lodge No. 163, Monroeton; and the Sylvania Men’s Club. He formerly served as a director of the First National Bank of Bradford County in Towanda and as caretaker for the Overton Cemetery for a number of years. Lloyd was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler. On May 29, 1940, he married the former Beatrice Bump at the First United Methodist Church Parsonage in Towanda. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 11, 1995. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Marcella and Brian Crenshaw of Mason, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Jeanne Streby of Towanda and Donald and Maria Streby of Tunkhannock; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Richard Hugo of New Albany; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Streby. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Overton, officiating. A private interment service will be held in the Warburton Hill Cemetery, Overton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa in H. Lloyd Streby’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
STURZEN Debra L
HARRIS Debra L. Age 52 of Wellsboro, PA, was called home to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Born on July 24, 1953 in Redlands, CA, she was the daughter of Edward and Claudia Keith Sturzen. On June 24, 1972 in Tacoma, WA, she married Reverend Ricke Harris, who survives. Mrs. Harris was a graduate of Tacoma Baptist Schools and the Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. She was a pastor's wife for the past 33 years. She was a licensed minister through Elim Fellowship and, along with her husband, she was a missionary and helped establish an orphanage in Nepal. She was a member of Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church in Wellsboro, where she played the piano and organ. She had worked as a clinical assistant with Davis Chiropractic. Debra was a devoted wife and mother and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her mother and stepfather, Claudia and Charles Branham of Graham, WA; two daughters, Kristen Evans and her husband, David of Lima, NY, Stephanie Slisher and her husband, Matthew of Mullaby, Kazakhstan; one son, Ricke Harris, Jr. and his wife, Meredith of Pensacola, FL; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Sturzen of Calmus, WA, Walter Sturzen and his wife, Lisa, and Martin Sturzen, all of Graham, WA; two sisters, Patti Harris and her husband, Herman of Graham, WA, and Terry Sickman and her husband, Carl of Puyallup, WA; and many nieces and nephews. Debra was preceded in death by her father, who died on April 1, 1967. Friends are invited to attend Debra's Life Celebration service beginning with visitation on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. of Wellsboro. Visitation will also be held on Thursday at the Living Word Fellowship on Charleston Road, Wellsboro, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. George Veach, Elder of Elim Fellowship, officiating. Debra's remains will be interred in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elim Fellowship Foreign Missions Fund, Post Office Box 57A, Lima, NY 14485.
TALLEY S. Thomas Sabinsville, PA Age 65, of Sabinsville and Palmyra, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Friends may call at St. Bibiana Church, Galeton on Saturday, April 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, P.O. Box 1281, Lebanon, PA 17042. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA
TALLEY S. Thomas of Sabinsville, PA Age 65, of Sabinsville and Palmyra, formerly of Chadds Ford, PA, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Born June 6, 1940, in Chadds Ford, he was the son of Joseph H. and Ann M. Robinson Talley. In 1960, he married the former Diane Clinton, who survives. He was employed as supt. of construction by Snyder & Crompton in Wilmington, DE for 36 years. He resided in Potter County since 1996. He was a member of St. Bibiana Church in Galeton, and St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford. He was a coach and umpire for several sports in the Brandywine Youth Club and was a past pres. of the Chester County Sportsmen's Club. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, S.Thomas (Denise) Talley III, and Clinton Joseph (Sallyann) Talley, both of Palmyra; two granddaughters, Elisha Ann Talley and Megan Marie Talley, both of Palmyra; a brother, Joseph Talley of Parker Hill - Levittown; a sister-in-law, Jean Talley of Elkland; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert; and two sisters, Mary Ann Talley and Betty Becker. Friends may call at St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, on Saturday, April 8th, from 10 - 11 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to GSH Hospice, 202 Hathaway Park, Lebanon, PA 17042. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA
TRAVIS Harold E. Age 75, of 183 Burkshire Drive, Horseheads, died after a brief illness Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the Manor at Bethany Village where he had briefly been residing. Harold was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Karen who died October 4th 2003. Harold retired from CIBA-Corning in North Attleboro, MA, where he worked as their Plant Manager from 1984-1995. He was also a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Harold is also survived by daughter, Carol Manry of Tampa, FL; son, Darrell Travis of Horseheads; stepdaughter, Michelle Dellinger of Santee, CA; mother-in-law, Violette (Betzer) Davis-Stranger; grandchildren, Jon-Paul and Brianna. No prior services will take place. Those wishing may make memorials to Bethany Village Memorial Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Local arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
WOOD Margaret Elmira, NY 84 years of 776 Breesport Rd., Erin, NY, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born May 1, 1921 in Painted Post, NY, the daughter of the Henry and Stella Rumsey Tubbs. She received her education at the Coopers Plains School and Painted Post High School. Margaret and Leigh D. Wood were married in June 1956. He predeceased her. She was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass. Survived by her son, David "Butch" (Linda) Wood of Watkins Glen, NY; three sisters, Alice M Trusievitz of Corning, NY, Anne L. Smith of Clifton Springs, NY, and Mary A. (James) Heath of Corning, NY; and special friend, Donna Stone. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Saturday, April 15, 2006, from 4-6 p.m. followed by Funeral and Committal Prayers at 6:00 p.m. Chaplain Kit Tobin officiating. Interment in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Please forward Memorial Donations to Butch Wood, 2958 VanZandt Hollow Rd., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
WEBSTER Richard Sr. "Webby" Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Montour Falls, NY, on November 7, 1942, to the late Willard and Elsie (Warner) Webster. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Howard Andrew "Pete" Webster. Survivors include his longtime companion, Donna Ripley of Elmira; sons, Roger (Amy) Webster and Richard Webster Jr., both of Elmira; daughter, Elsie (Oliver) Webster of Elmira; brothers, George (Marie) Webster, Hubert Webster and Willy (Marylou) Webster, all of Odessa, NY; 12 grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Richard was very active with the Salvation Army and he was proud to help the community by counseling and speaking to them about being drug and alcohol free. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 19th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services and interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY.
WELTY Marie A
SMITH - Marie A. Welty, 92, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif., surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on Jan. 6, 1914, in Mansfield, PA. Marie moved to the Victor Valley area in 1982, after being a longtime resident of Ventura County. Marie was living at Sterling Inn in Victorville. Marie was retired from the State of California, where she had worked as a registered psychiatric nurse for 24 years. Marie is survived by her daughter Carol Post of Yucca Valley; granddaughters, Jane Spencer, and Kellie Chavez and her husband, Ralph, all of Victorville, and Kimberly Susmark and her husband, Mike, of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandson, Todd Welty and his wife, Kristen, of Camarillo; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Edward Welty of Camarillo in 1998. Dudley Mortuary, Apple Valley, is handling the arrangements. Private services will be held for Marie's family. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie's name to the Braille Institute Library Services, phone 1-800-BRAILLE.
Roland Edward Welty
b. 8 Nov 1943 - PA
d. Oct 1998 - Camarillo, CA
Parents- Roland Welty & Areta Marie Smith
WYLIE William David Age 90 of Horseheads, NY and a long time resident of Painted Post, NY died on Friday April 7, 2006 at Elcor Health Services. Mr. Wylie was born on May 5, 1915 in Glen Richey, Penna the son of the late John and Augusta Urban Wylie. He was a retired supervisor at Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY. He was a member of the Corning Elks Lodge, and loved spending time on Keuka Lake and in Lakeland, FL. He was pre-deceased by his wife Grace Dusenbery Wylie on April 11, 2002. Mr. Wylie is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: John and Ellen Wylie of Horseheads, NY; William and Ruth Wylie Jr. of Vacaville, CA; grandchildren: Timothy and Meredith Wylie, Michael and Rebecca Wylie, John Joseph and Pam Wylie; great grandchildren: Lynde, Grace, Ashlynn, Autumn, Sierra, Hayley, Savannah, Summer, Hayden, Kelly Dyjack; Wendy Drake; Bethany Hilton; great great grandchildren: Jacob and Ashley Drake, Dakota, Lucas, and Andrew Hilton; brother: Robert Wylie of Painted Post, NY numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 13, 2006 from 1-3 PM. Mr. Wylie's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM. Interment in Cooper Plains Cemetery in Painted Post, NY at the convenience of the family.
WILSON II, Michael D., 20 years old died on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his beautiful baby girl, MaKenzie "Mickey" Wilson; mother and father, Mike and Shirley Wilson; girlfriend, Renee Perry; grandmother, Virginia Willow; sisters, Misty and Scott McIlwain, Charise Shaw, Tracy (Ripley) Brucklacher, Sheila and Darwin Terry, Crystal and Paul Townsend, Micheal Burke Wilson; nieces and nephews, Kersten, Serenity, Delainey, Braylyn, Darien, Mitchell, Gavin, Katelyn, Morgan, Abby, Justin, Tranell and Kyrehl; many other family members and friends. Michael was predeceased by a niece, Madison. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, April 17, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with funeral and committal at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Joan Pierce will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to a Trust Fund for MaKenzie Wilson, c/o Renee Perry, 712 Fairfield Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Come celebrate Mikey's birthday on Saturday, April 15, 2006, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the VFW, 113 Keefe Street, Elmira.
WILSON Wilma R. Galeton, PA native 88, formerly of Elmira, NY and Galeton, PA, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Born March 5, 1918, in West Pike, PA, she was the daughter of Richard A. and Elizabeth Davis Wilson. She was a graduate of Galeton High School, class of 1935 and the Elmira Business Institute. She was employed by Marine Midland Bank in Elmira for many years, retiring in 1980. Surviving are a sister, Janette (Lewis) Baker of Galeton; a sister-in-law, Elsie Wilson of Galeton; nieces, Lois Morey of Galeton, Celia Schefe of Denver, CO, and Donna Batterson of Coudersport; a nephew, Donald Wilson of York, PA; two grandnieces, five grandnephews, three great-grandnieces, two great-grandnephews, and many cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Guff, Willard, and Richard Jr.; and a grandniece, Erin Elizabeth Morey. Private Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2006, in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
WINTON Harry G. Age 85, of Rock Cabin Road, Montour Falls, NY, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. His first wife, Bernice C. Winton, predeceased Mr. Winton on April 1, 1999. His wife, Theresa M. Winton, survives him; sons, Melvin and Erma Winton of Elmira, NY and William and Joanne Winton Sr. of Corning, NY; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Harry is also survived by stepchildren, Teddy and Diane Lawrence of W. Smyrna, NY, Sandy and Frank Just of Montour Falls, NY, Bruce Lawrence of Montour Falls, NY, Dawn and Dan Stillwell of New Woodstock, NY, Gary and Roxie Lawrence of Montour Falls, NY, Darlene and Ken Gridley of Montour Falls, NY, Philip and Wendy Wytrwa of Monterey, NY, Scott Wytrwa "Brent" of Montour Falls, NY and Tina and Pat Truax of Odessa, NY; 26 step grandchildren; half brother, Lewis and Joyce Heman of Winter Haven, FL. Mr. Winton was formerly employed at Cornell University, Cotton-Hanlon Lumber Co., Odessa-Montour Central School as a bus driver and was an avid farmer. He also worked as a volunteer for the Schuyler Co. RSVP. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, April 7, 2006, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Teddy R. Herron will officiate. Interment Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or to the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church Street, Odessa, NY 14869.
YEAGER Virginia Y. L. “Ginnie”
COUCH Virginia Y.L. "Ginnie" (Yeager) Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Virginia is predeceased by her husband, Myron E. Couch; son, Edward W. Lyon, Jr., TN; brother, Donald Yeager, AZ. Survived by son, Michael E. (Lauren) Couch; daughters, Judith A. Dernbach (Rose Lawlor) of Breesport, NY, Diane M. (James) Schuler of Brockport, NY; daughter-in-law, Naneen M. Lyon of Destin, FL; sisters, Marion (LaVerne) Stone, OH, Ruthie Gieschen of Buffalo, NY; sisters-in-law, Lois C. Dunn of Rochester, NY, and Sylvia Yeager, AZ; cousin, Jack (Ruth) Yeager of Montrose, PA; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Ginnie was a retiree from the Rochester City School District. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greece Volunteer Ambulance, 867 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612, or to the charity of your choice in her memory.
YORKEY Jean E
HOXIE Jean E. Age 82, of Elmira, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jean was currently residing at Bethany Manor. She was born April 11, 1924, the daughter of George and Florence Cuykendall Yorkey. Jean was predeceased by her husband Warren V. Hoxie, sons, George W. and Jonathan D. Hoxie and great-grandson Andrew Smith. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia J. Smith of Seneca Falls, NY; grandchildren, with families, Daniel G. and Gail Smith of Fairview Park, OH with sons, Declan and Fintan; Sydney G. and Theresa Smith of Dundalk, Ireland with son, S.J. Oisin; Cormac M. and Melinda Smith of Elmira, NY; and Emer S. Smith with fiancé William Schiefen of Albany; sister-in-law Alice E. Connors of Burbank, CA; brothers-in-law, Mendelssohn I. Hoxie of Jersey Shore, PA and Raymond B. Hoxie of Syracuse, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Jean was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira where she was active with the Elizabeth Guild. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street, with Reverend Betsey R. Crimmins officiating. Donations in Jean's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.