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Episcopal Church to hold DVBS    Christ Church has completed plans for its one week daily vacation Bible School opening on Monday at 9 a.m..  All children aged 3 to 14 years are cordially invited to attend, in particular those who are not now attending a Sunday School.  The revised schedule begins with worship at 9, followed by a narrative presentation of lesson material, handwork games and recreation.  A daily assembly will be held at 11:15 just before going home.  The curriculum will be handled by three departments; Kindergarden with Mrs. Hazel Porter and Mrs. Nina Baker; Primary with Mrs. M. E. Johnson and Mrs. L. U. Rockwell; and Junior with Mrs. Alston Simpson and Howard Ellsworth.  Schuyler Lawrence will have charge of audio-video aids and administration.

Birthdays:  Doris Casselbury daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Casselbury of Wyalusing
                 William Wolbach of Towanda
                 Karl May son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Watson of Powell
                 Chancey Bishop of Rummerfield
                 Mrs. Frances Shaffer of Towanda
                 Leon and Leonard Rosbach, youngest sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Rosbach of Forksville
                 David Moon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Moon of New Albany

ADAMY James R.
Age 67, of South Sage Street, Horseheads, died Sunday, September 16, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, with his loving family at his side. Jim was born in Corning on July 28, 1940, to Ralph and Margaret (Shriner) Adamy. He was a graduate of Memphis State University, and served his country in the United States Army Reserve. He married Patricia Stewart in 1962 in Memphis, TN, and was preceded in death by her in 2005. He owned and operated Adamy's Inc. in Corning for many years. Jim was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Horseheads Elks, a Past President of the Big Flats Lion's Club, a member of the American Legion in Horseheads, was a NASCAR fan, and had an appreciation of lighthouses. After selling Adamy's in Corning, Jim became the Manager of the kitchen and bath department at the Horsehead's Do-It Center. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Ken) Adamy Depew of Mechanicsville, VA; a son, J. Michael Adamy of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Megan, Allison, and Connor; a sister-in-law, Virginia Lundgren of Simi Valley, CA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; his loving companion, Donna Barto of Horseheads; and many special friends. Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph (Bud) Adamy. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at the Horseheads Elks, Prospect Hill and Hickory Grove Roads in Horseheads, NY, with Reverend Anne Mowery officiating. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620, or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/18/2007.

AYERS Mary J.
Age 58 of Elmira NY, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mary was the daughter of Martha Wright Ayers and the late Paul F. Ayers. In addition to her mother Mary is survived her by brother and sister-in-law, Leroy J. and Carol Ayers of Valrico FL; 3 nieces; 1 great niece; several other relatives and several good friends. Funeral services will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/27/2007.

BANIK John
Age 73, of Campbell, New York, died September 20, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Anna Banik; and sister, Margaret Ann Blackwell. He is survived by his wife, Annabelle; four sons, John (Diane), Florida, Charles (Cindy), Hammondsport, NY, James (Colleen), Bath, NY, Robert (Deb), Campbell, NY; and sister, Rosemary (Ronald) Mucci of Elmira, New York. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephew. There are no calling hours. Those wishing may make a donation to the American Cancer Society.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2007.

BEATTY-  YERG, Margaret (Peggy) Morningstar
Age 91, formerly of Pine Valley, NY. She was born July 21, 1916 in Milton, PA, daughter of the late Franklin P. and Ida Mae (Morningstar) Beatty, and died Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Gloucester House Assisted Living Center, Gloucester, VA. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Charles (Bud) Yerg in 2003; and brother, John R. Beatty in 1980; and is survived by her brother, Franklin P. Beatty, Jr. of Milton, PA; children, Peggy (John) Brawley of Gloucester, VA, Marty Yerg (Tu Bui) of Arlington, VA, and Kitty (Vince) Scholeno of Frewsburg, NY; grandchildren, Mike Brawley (Lila Dimmett), Jean (Andrew) Speights, Beth (Bob) Goller, Debra (Ken) Daniel, David (Lisa Bartlett) Yerg, Mark (Krista) Scholeno, and Scott (Mindy) Scholeno; 17 great-grandchildren and a nephew. Mrs. Yerg was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, October 1st, from 3 to 5 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Rev. Patrick Neyman will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will be held in Harmony Cemetery, Milton, PA, on Tuesday, October 2nd, at Noon. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Peggy through donations to the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center, 683 Backer Rd., Beaver Dams, NY 14812. Her family would like to thank all those at Gloucester House Assisted Living Center for their friendship and loving care over the past two years and the staff of Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for their invaluable and abundant help during the last two months.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/30/2007.

BENN GRACE
Wellsboro Agitator - October 3, 1945
Mrs. Grace B. French
Mrs. Grace Benn French...in Corning, Sept. 22, after an illness of several months.  She was born at Little Marsh, Pa., Oct. 15, 1876, daughter of Leroy and Ella Benn.  She was married 52 years ago to John Jay French at Lawrenceville.  Besides her husband, she is survived by four of her five children, Mrs. Thelma Bostwick, of Galeton; Ray French, of San Diego, Calif; Harold French, of Oceanside, Calif, and Doris French, of Bath, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Weeks, and Miss Ruth Benn, of Westfield; two brothers, John Benn, of Corning and Fred Benn, of Galeton.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and American Legion Auxiliary.

BRAUN DEBORAH DIFFENDERFER
Deborah B., Age 57, of Meade Street, Wellsboro, PA, died on September 28, 2007. She was the wife of Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, whom she married May 27, 1972. Deborah was born April 16, 1950 in Long Branch, NJ, the daughter of Frank A. and Maxine Maxon Braun. She graduated from Middletown Township High School, receiving her B.A. Degree from Houghton College in 1972. She taught high school English for 25 years, having taught in the Wellsboro Area School District for 16 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband, Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer; sons and daughter-in-law, Jason and Karrie Diffenderfer, Shelby, NC, and Matthew Diffenderfer, Lincroft, NJ; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Diffenderfer, Plant City, FL; mother, Maxine Braun, Lincroft, NJ; sisters and brother-in-law, Amy Braun, Geneseo, NY, and Ellen and Bob Etzkorn, Port Monmouth, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Bonnie Braun, Lincroft, NJ; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church Monday, October 1, 2007, at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a gift be given, in memory of Deb, to Compassion International, which is a Christian Ministry that provides food, clothing, and education to children who live in third world countries. Please send your gift to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/29/2007.

BRYANT MELDA LOUISE McCALL
Melda Louise (Bryant), Age 92, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, September 17, 2007. She was born on July 7, 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late John S. and Blanche L. (Mensdorf) Bryant. She was the wife of the late Hugh S. McCall. Melda worked with her husband as a real estate agent and office manager for McCall Realty of Youngstown, OH. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, PA, and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro after moving to Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. McCall is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John McCall and Diane Kerr of Pittsburgh, PA, Hugh and Robin McCall of Bellevue, WA; daughters and son-in-law, Melda Sue McCall of Titusville, PA, Mary Anne and Thomas Heston of Sabinsville, PA; grandchildren, Pam Falco, David McCall, Chris McCall, Kerrie Bauer, Jordan McCall, Jennifer Stermer, Nathan Heston, Stephen Heston; and ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, PA, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Karl Runsser officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2007, in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH, at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Home Health Hospice, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2007.

BURCZYNSKI Stanley J. Sr.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully September 26, 2007 at his home surrounded by family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, September 29, 2007. The Nocturnal Adoration Society will conduct the Little Office of Resurrection Service on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Funeral services will follow at St. Casimir's, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira, at 1:00 p.m., Father Thomas O'Brien celebrant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

BURCZYNSKI Stanley J. Sr.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully September 26, 2007 at his home surrounded by family. Born on June 2nd, 1925 in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of the late John and Victoria Genolski Brzuszek; also predeceased by a son, Donald; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Stella Swift. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce A. Foster Burczynski; daughter and son-in-law, Dianna (Roger) Gibbs; daughter-in-law, Tina; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald (Joann); daughter, Beverly Lawson; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley Jr. (Katie); ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Daisy); and sister, Mary Deyo. Stanley was a longtime member of St. Casimir's Church and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society for over 50 years. He served in WWII in the 86th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, and received numerous honors including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Stanley retired in 1985 after 30 years as a tool and model maker with Westinghouse. He was a devoted husband and family man and enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activity. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, September 29, 2007. The Nocturnal Adoration Society will conduct the Little Office of Resurrection Service on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Funeral services will follow at St. Casimir's, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira, at 1:00 p.m., Father Thomas O'Brien celebrant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2007.

BUTLER MARION F.
Daily Review on 9/18/2007.
Butler, Mrs. Marion F. Butler Hetherington, age 75, of RR 3 Box 3679, Laceyville, Pa., died suddenly on Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. 6, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Marion Troxel Butler. Mrs. Hetherington, was the wife of the late H. Dale Hetherington Jr. who died on April 29, 1997.
For over 25 years, Mrs. Hetherington was employed by Sears Roebuck in their catalog sales, in Media, Pa., retiring in 1990.
While living in the area, she attended the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Wyalusing, Pa. In her spare time, she loved the country living, where she spent countless hours on her deck enjoying the outdoors, and watching the wildlife.
Surviving are her two sons, Steve and his wife Frances Hetherington, of Cherry Hills, N.J.; and Mark and his wife MaryLynn Hetherington, of Palmer, Mass.; a daughter, Marion and her husband Tim Merwin, of Hudson, Fla. and a daughter-in-law with whom she lived, Coleen Hetherington, of Laceyville, Pa. Also surviving are: her three sisters, Shirley Krall, and Delores Butler, both of Laceyville, Pa. and Donna McGinley, of Aston, Pa.; and her eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dale R. Hetherington, who died on April 8, 2003.  The family will receive friends, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. At Mrs. Hetherington's request there will be no funeral service. Interment will be at a later date, at the convenience of the family. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

BYREM - ROBBINS, Elizabeth Byrem  (SRGP 82367)
of Troy, PA, died peacefully October 1, 2007 of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at home with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eleanor (Pomeroy) Byrem and her sister, Margaret Byrem Daly. She was born at the "Lying In Hospital", Canton, PA, on January 30, 1932. She graduated from Penn State University in 1954 and lived in numerous places both in the United States and overseas. For the last twelve years she has resided on a farm in Troy, PA with her husband, Clyde. Betty was a dietitian and a special education teacher retiring in 1995. Since moving to Troy she has been very active as a volunteer at the Bradford County Library, Bradford County Historical Society, a reading tutor in the Bradford-Wyoming Counties Literacy Program and until recently has served on the board of the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center and the Children and Youth Services. In addition to her husband Clyde, she is survived by her children, Jenny (Carver) Hills and Jim (Nancy) Robbins and grandchildren, John-Michael and Josh Cross, Ben and Sam Robbins, Iris and Isabelle Hills and extended family. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2007, at Vickery's Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made in Betty's memory to AARC, PO Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848, Bradford County Library, RD#3 Box 320, Troy, PA 16947 or Guthrie Hospice , RD #1, Box 154, Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

CARR BEATRICE I  WILLIAMS
Beatrice I., Age 92, formerly of Church St., Elmira, died after a long illness on Fri., Sept. 21, 2007, at Elcor Nursing Facility. She was born in Ridgebury Township on July 26, 1915 to the late William and Cornelia (Halstead) Carr. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Williams in 1980. She is survived by her daughter, Helena (Gene Barrett) Fuller of Big Flats, NY; close friends, Jonnie Williams of Trona, CA, Ruth Tice of Lawrenceville, PA; along with other extended family, friends, past co-workers, and neighbors. Having resided many places locally, she was a longtime resident of both Tennessee and California where she was a bookkeeper in California for many years. She was a dear friend who generally loved everyone. Recently making her home in Elcor she made friends there with many. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will follow calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with interment with her mother in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY. A special thanks to the nurses, aids, and other various health care workers at Elcor Nursing Facility, as you made Beatrice always feel comfortable and at home.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/22/2007 - 9/23/2007.

CAVERLY MARY RITA MARINAN
Mary Rita, Age 83, formerly of Rome, New York, died Thursday, September 20, in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She was born February 28, 1924, to the late Katherine and Robert Caverly, and grew up in Elmira, New York. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bill Marinan; four children, Bob Marinan and wife, Cathy and their children, Kyle, Marissa, and Kaylee of Niceville, FL, Mike Marinan and his wife, Sara and their children, Shane, Michelle, and Timothy of Longwood, FL, Cathy Marinan and her child, Katelyn, Lee's Summit, MO, Tom Marinan and his wife, Cindy and their child, Dayna, Lee's Summit, MO. As a mother and wife, her unselfish devotion was second to none. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. Rita and Bill, although injured, survived the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in 1981. Special thanks go to Kim Carrel, Clarinda Sayers, and Michelle Lombardo, for their caring compassion in our final journey. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia Society, www.leukemia.org. Visitation will be Monday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home, 12700 Old Raytown Rd., Raytown, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2007, at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church in Lee's Summit, MO. Burial will be at Longview Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/23/2007

CHAFFEE James E., Sr.
PO1
Age 49, of Lowman, NY, died on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Marijane (McCormick) Chaffee; mother, Louise Chaffee; children, Carletta and John Schwartz, James II and Crystal Chaffee, William and Mell Chaffee, Anthony Chaffee, and Suezanne Chaffee; 12 grandchildren; sister, Nikki Hacker; brothers, Charlie and Allen Chaffee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Pat McCormick, Allen and Marsha McCormick, Paul and Donna Stage, Carol Gaitings, Betty Palmer, Larry (Caryl Cammer) McCormick, William and Sandy McCormick, Elaine Campbell, Ron Ellison, Thomas McCormick, and Don (Mell Swantek) McCormick; also many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Howard Chaffee; sister, Linda Robins; and brother, Howard Chaffee, Jr. James served his country in the United States Navy for over 20 years. He worked for Sandmina in Owego, NY, before becoming the supervisor of the unloading team for Wal-Mart. In his spare time he enjoyed HO trains and was an avid NASCAR fan; his favorite driver was Mark Martin (6). James was a lifetime member of the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the Dundee, NY V.F.W. He will be very dearly missed and we will all love him forever. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 27, 2007, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, NY. The Reverend Anne Mowery will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing are asked to make donations to Marijane Chaffee, 1181 Murphy Road, Lowman, NY 14861, to help with funeral expenses.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/24/2007 - 9/26/2007.

CLOOS/CLOSE ERASTUS
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, October 10, 1906
Little Marsh, Oct. 8-- Erastus Cloos, of Chatham Valley, died at his home last Friday after a brief illness. His age was past 70 years and he was a lifelong resident of Chatham; funeral was held Sunday.

CLOOS/CLOSE WILLIS
Wellsboro Gazette - September 20, 1906
FARMER'S FATAL FALL
Willis Cloos, of Chatham, Fell in His Barn While Doing Chores. Survived Only A Few Days.
Funeral Held on Saturday. Little Marsh, Sept 19,--Last week, Monday evening while Willis Cloos was in his barn doing chores, he fell a distance of about 16 feet and sustained injuries from wich he died on Thursday evening. Mr. Cloos was born in this township and was a lifelong resident. He was 58 years of age. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Earl, and a daughteer, Miss Mamie Cloos, a school teacher; also 2 brothers and one sister.  The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.  Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F. C. House officiating.  The Keeneyville Lodge I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member, attended the service in a body.  Rev. House preached an excellent sermon.  The funeral of Mr. Cloos was the fourth one in the Faulkner neighborhood in about two months.

COLE GEORGE W
Wellsboro Gazette - June 17, 1954
Sabinsville - Our town was greatly shocked on Monday by the sudden death of an old time resident, George Cole.  He was out in the field plowing when his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Francis Cole, who lives on a farm across the road saw him sitting in one place for so long she went over and found that he was dead.  He is survived by five sons and one daughter, all living in town except James, of Elmira and Clifford, of Renovo.  His wife died December 7, 1952.

COON LULU
Lulu C. Gilbert, 79 of South First Street, Knoxville, died on Sunday, October 22nd, 1972 in the Louden Rest Home at Wellsboro. A memorial service is being held this afternoon, Thursday at 2 o’clock in the Knoxville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gerald H. Wood, Jr., officiating.  The Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland is in charge of arrangements. Burial of ashes will be made in Middleburg at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Gilbert was a Past Worthy Matron of the Knoxville OES and a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church. She was employed at Lugg’s Department Store in Knoxville from 1932 to 1942. She was born on May 1st, 1893 in New York State, the daughter of Orville and Mary Anna (Pride) Coon. Surviving are a son, Alfred Gilbert of Paoli, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Eva Church of Knoxville and Mrs. Lila Houghtaling of Waverly, N.Y., grandchildren, John Richard Gilbert, Carolyn Ann Gilbert, Alfred R. Gilbert, Jr. and Marilyn L. Gilbert, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

CRISPIN - JOHNSON, Dora F. (Crispin)
Age 89, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Monday, October 1, 2007, at her home. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Home, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

RALPH L. CRIST
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - August 18,2007
Ralph L. Crist, 80, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, August 16,2007 at the Williamsport Hospital.  He was born June 10, 1927 in Buttonwood, a son of Otto L. and Vera B. Holcomb Crist.  Ralph was married for 53 years to the former Virginia M. Chakan.  He was a member of the South Williamsport United Methodist Church.  Ralph was a Korean War Army veteran.  Ralph is survived by his wife and three children.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Buster.  Ralph’s Life Celebration memorial service will be held, Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, 500W. Fourth St. with the Rev. Mark Brumbach officiating.  Burial will be in Steam Valley Cemetery.

CUMMINGS Alysha M.
Age 17, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, September 15, 2007. She was born on November 14, 1989 in Elmira, NY to the late Thomas and Nancy (Richer) Cummings. Alysha is survived by her grandmother, Barbara Richer of Elmira; brother, Brendan Cummings of Elmira; sister, Shannon Cummings of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Norbert Cummings of SC, Patricia (Donald) Segar of Horseheads, Gayle (Bruce Benjamin) Temple of Elmira, Gary (Rita) Richer of Pine City, Barbara (James) Radford of Catlin, and Michael Richer of Wellsburg; along with many cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 20th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow there at 6 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Pickering officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alysha's name can be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rte. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

CURRAN MARY
Wellsboro Agitator - November 26, 1903
--On Monday morning, Mrs. Addie Thompson, of this borough, received a message announcing the death of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Waldron, at Black Duck, Minn.  Mrs. Waldron was 34 years of age and was a former resident of Chatham, where she will be remembered as May Curran; daughter of the late Ira Curran.  Heart disease was the cause of death.  The deceased was the wife of Everett L. Waldron, who survives her together with five children.

CRESSMAN - Elsie Frankenfield of 96 Cessna Street, Sayre, Pa. passed on unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Corintha Boettner Cressman. After graduating from Bethlehem High School she was a secretary for Roller-Smith in Allentown, Pa., where she met her husband Lester W. Frankenfield. Together they began their life partnership in marriage and moved to Towanda in the early '50s where Lester accepted an inventory management position at Sylvania Electric. After raising their three children, Elsie served as a secretary for the Towanda United Methodist Church for many years and later worked for the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission before retiring with her husband to Zellwood, Fla. in 1980. Elsie returned to this area in January 2000. She was a member of the Towanda United Methodist Church, the Critchlow Class and many card clubs. She is survived by her children, Carole Ann Snyder (Charles - deceased) of Sayre; Debby (Bill) DiBuo of Brook Park, Ohio; Lester (Cindy) of Charlotte, N.C..; step-daughter, Sandy (Bob) Blank of Allentown, Pa.; grandchildren, Pamela (Dale) Partridge of Corning, N.Y.; William DiBuo Jr., of Lakewood, Ohio; step- grandson ,Tim (Pamela) Blank of Allentown, Pa.; and two step grandchildren, Diane Brenner of Sayre, Pa.; and Scott (Vinnie) Snyder of Sayre, Pa. In addition, she is survived by two great grandchildren, Andrew and Gregory Partridge of Corning, N.Y. and three step great grandchildren, Alex and Nicholas Blank of Allentown, Pa., and Ian Presnell of Lock Haven, Pa. Elsie was the widow of Lester Frankenfield who preceded her in death in 1985. Her parents, her three brothers, Ralph, Paul, and Herman and sister Loretta preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Sayre Christian Church , 427 South Keystone Ave., in Sayre, with the Reverend James Donahoo officiating. Special music will be provided by soloist Mary Bruce. There will be a celebration of Elsie's life immediately following the service in the Senior Citizens Community Hall located at the Sayre Airport Senior Citizens Community Park, which is located off Pennsylvania Avenue, where Elsie resided. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, in Elsie M. Frankenfield's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., in Sayre, Pa.
Published in the Daily Review on 9/13/2007.

DANO -  In Loving Memory of  HAGY, Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Dano
Age 78 years, of 5 Fox Lane West, Painted Post, NY, died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center following a long illness. She was born December 23, 1928, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Newfrock Dano. She was a resident of the Corning area for nearly 60 years. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended Marywood College. Barbara and Henry E. "Hank" Hagy were married January 29, 1949 in Scranton, PA. She was employed as education coordinator for the Corning/Painted Post School District, retiring December 1996 with 20 years service. A member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick's Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and St. Vincent de Paul Church. A member of Court St. Joseph's #139 Catholic Daughters of America. She was an early advocate for closer parent-teacher communication and relationships, serving many years as a PTA member and president, a Girl Scout Leader and honored as a Painted Post Citizen of the year. Barbara had served on the Board of Directors of the Corning Hospital for 33 years. A tireless servant, volunteer of the community, founder and continuing sponsor of the West High School Band Fruit Sale. She was a former president of the Corning Women's Club and the Junior Women's Club, a Member of Al anon and Group Leader for Al ateen. Barbara had a great passion and devotion for her family, enjoying the annual pilgrimage to Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, NJ. Her commitment of faith encouraged her participation in the annual July Novenas at St. Anne's Monastery in Scranton, PA. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Henry E. "Hank" Hagy; daughters, Kristine A. (Donald) Marshall of Louisville, OH, Paula H. (John) Pattison of Fairport, NY, Mary Ellen (Mark) Morales of Key West, FL, and Annette (David) Malecki of Baldwinsville, NY; son, Jeffrey R. (Marilyn) Hagy of Corning, NY; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Elizabeth D. McIntyre of Bethesda, MD; also several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, from 4-7 p.m. A Memorial Service of Catholic Daughters will be held at 6:45 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Bonacci celebrant. Interment and Committal Prayers will be held at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, PA. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Bobbie's name to Corning Hospital, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/18/2007.

DeBLOIS Clifford J.
Age 68, of Wellsboro, PA, died September 30, 2007 at his home surrounded by his family. Arrangements are with the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA

DICKINSON Darrell Glenn
Age 52, of Covington, PA, died September 29, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are with the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/1/2007.

ELY EMOGENE
Scranton Times Tribune 2004
Emogene Ely Adams, 77, died Saturday at the Meadow View Nursing Home, Montrose. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Earl Adams.  Born in Sugar Run on April 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Tuttle Ely. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Surviving are her children, Bob and Rose Adams, of Sugar Run; Richard and Debbie Adams, of South Montrose; Lanny and Jerelyn Adams, of Dimock; Loyellen "Sis" and Jim Bennett, of Rushville; Juanita and Brian Peterson, of Land-O-Lakes, Fla.; Valerie Adams and Jeremy Kuntz, of Wilkes-Barre; Grant and Karen Adams, of Auburn Center; and Todd and Heather Adams, of South Montrose; three sisters, Laura Ely, Harriet Girven and Carleen Fitzgerald; a brother, Carl Ely; 32 grandchildren  and 28 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Harry Ely. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Dimock Community Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Stroke Association. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

ELY Hugh
Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness. He was born on July 7, 1947 in Wakefield, RI, to the late William and Georgieanna (Christensen) Ely. Hugh was predeceased also by two brothers; stepfather, Harry Christensen; three stepbrothers and a stepsister. He is survived by his former wife, Linda Ely; sons, Joseph Ely and Hugh Ely Jr., all of East Haven, CT; daughter, Heather Tashner of Yuma, AZ; grandchildren, Joseph P. Ely of East Haven, CT, and Zoey Tashner of Yuma, AZ; sisters, Janet Barnes of Gillett, PA, Georgieanna Christensen of Pryor, OK, Barbara Pugsley of Pinebluff, NC, Lucy Lewis of Edgewater, FL, and Phoebe Edwards of Deep River, CT; brother, William Ely Jr. of Hudson, FL; 33 nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 20th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service for Hugh will take place on Saturday, September 22nd, at 2 p.m. at the Gillett Baptist Church on State Route 14 in Gillett, PA. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

FRANK HARVEY HAVEN JR.
Review September 30, 2007
Harvey Haven Frank Jr., 80, died on Sept. 19, 2007, in Towanda, Pa., due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Known to most as "Bud," he had an optimistic outlook, heart of gold and sense of humor like no other, which will be missed by all who knew him.  Born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1927, to Helen Augusta Kerrick and Harvey H. Frank, Bud graduated from Penn Charter High School in 1945.  At the peak of World War II, and while a senior in high school, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday, and served his country for 18 months. Taking the G.I. Bill, Bud graduated from Penn State in 1950 with a degree in business administration.  He was employed by Western Union, and lastly by the University of Pennsylvania, where he assisted disabled students. Bud was an elder at Summit Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and later a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church.  Living in Philadelphia for 61 years and caring for his mother until her death in 1987, Bud was happy to move to the beautiful countryside of Wyalusing, the ancestral home of his mother.  Bud was a great-great-great-grandson of Charles Homet, an original, and long-term resident of the French Azilum.  Bud is survived by his sisters, Jane Garrabrant of Dublin, Pa., and Helen Krusen of Saylorsburg, Pa.; cousins Lydia Wolcott of Lancaster, Pa., John Howard of Wyalusing, Pa., Ann Kerrick Histon and Jody Kerrick Schilling; his nephews, Kurt Krusen of Camp Hill, Pa., Fritz Krusen of Houston, Texas, and Jeff Krusen of San Diego, Calif.; and his niece, Kim McComas of Fayetteville, Ark.  A memorial service will be held at the Homet family cemetery near Homet's Ferry on Oct. 20, 2007.  Memorial gifts can be sent to the ALS Association to further research to cure Lou Gehrig's disease at: ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif. 91301.  Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

FRENCH JOHN JAY
Wellsboro Gazette – March 16, 1950
John Jay French, 76, of Sabinsville died Sunday at the Corning Hospital.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bostwick, of Elmira and Miss Doris French, a nurse at Van Nuys, Calif; two sons, Harold, of Alaska, and Roy of San Diego, Calif; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and a brother, Fay, of Sabinsville.  Services were held Wednesday with the Rev. Howard Duell, Baptist minister, officiating.  Interment in West Hill Cemetery.

GETER HELEN ARLENA CARROLL,
Helen Arlena, Born April 10, 1924 in Woodland, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Geter; husband, Henry "Hank" Carroll; daughter, Dolores Rawlings; and brothers, Henry and Leroy Geter. Helen grew up in the Elmira, New York area, and attended cosmetology school in North Carolina. She married her first husband, Harles Allen, and they had a daughter, Dolores C. (Allen) Rawlings. She lived and worked in Elmira, Waverly, and Corning, New York. Helen married Hank Carroll on April 6, 1968. She was a beautician, and became a Dietitian Manager at Corning Hospital. Helen entered Founders Pavilion in Corning, New York in 2002, suffering from Alzheimer's. Helen is survived by her grandchildren, Eugene, M.G. Rawlings, Glenda Michelle Roney, Alan W. Rawlings and Cherron E. Rawlings; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Helen is also survived by her stepchildren, John (Cherithe) Carroll, Lois (Warren) Loucks, and Judi (John) Thompson. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 18th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 11 a.m., with Rev. Cephus McGee officiating. Interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery.

ALFRED ROSWELL GILBERT
Alfred Roswell Gilbert, of whose death a brief mention was made in this paper last week, was born at Middleburg, Snyder county, Pa., April 6, 1879.  He was the son of Jacob and Ada Gilbert.  He died at his home in Knoxville Thursday morning, December 13, 1923.  He was 44 years and 8 months old.  In 1900 he graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. with second honors.  He engaged in school work and as principal had charge successfully of the schools of Middleburg,  Elizabethville, Miflinburg, Ambler (?) and Knoxville, coming to Knoxville as principal of the school in the fall of 1912, and continued in that capacity for eight years, until failing health compelled him to give up the position.  On April 16, 1913, he married Miss Lula B. Coon, of Knoxville.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Richard, aged 9 years, and Roswell, aged 3 years.  He is also survived by his father, Lawyer Jacob Gilbert, and one brother, Lawyer A. Francis Gilbert, residents of Middleburg.  His mother died in 1913.  Prof. Gilbert, as every one in Knoxville, made him, was a man of unusual ability.  He was a useful citizen.  As an instructor he endeared himself to his pupils and carried the highest respect of the teachers.  He possessed a disposition couple with talent that made him useful in church, choir, public school functions and other work as a citizen interested in the welfare of the town in which he lived.  While not enjoying good health for the past four years, he was ready and willing to do what he could.  For the past year he had been secretary of the Board of Education of Knoxville, and at the last election was elected a member of the board and was sworn in office at the last regular meeting the first Monday in December.  He was also Clerk of the Borough Council, Prof. Gilbert was one of the most careful, systematic and accurate of men in all business...and his services, both on the Board of Education and the Council were very much appreciated.  He was a member of the Middleburg Lodge of Masons, a member of the Williamsport Consistory, Knoxville Lodge of the Odd Fellows and a Tall Cedar.  During the present year he bought a home in Knoxville and moved therein during the summer.  On Friday evening, December 15, a shsort service was held at the home and on Saturday morning the body was taken to the home of his father in Middleburg and funeral services were held at the home there on Sunday, the 16th, and the interment was in the cemetery at that place.  It can be truly said of Prof. Alfred Roswell Gilbert that a good man has gone.

GRANNIS Thomas E.
Age 86, of Elmira, died Friday, September 28, 2007 at Seneca View at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Tom was born in Elmira, on February 7, 1921 a son of the late Clayton H. and Margaret (Lattimer) Grannis. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Marguerite and George Morrison. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Catherine Smith Grannis; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary T. and Bruce Newkirk, Kathleen A. and Louise Sterpe, Patricia J. and Frank Bohart, and Donna M. and Michael Stempin, all of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Jill Grannis of Elmira; grandchildren, Theresa Strong, Charlie (Theresa) Sterpe, Debra (Dean) Benjamin, Susan (David) Ackerman, Christine (Michael) Saccucci, Mary Pat (Steven) Cantando, Michelle Bohart, Frankie Bohart, Matthew Bohart, Michael Stempin, John Stempin, Jessica Grannis, and Emily Grannis; along with 19 great-grandchildren. Tom was a WW II veteran serving as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps. He was retired from Morrison Interior Design. It was Tom's request that all services be private. Those wishing may make donations in Tom's memory to Woodbrook or Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/29/2007.

HARVARD Bernard
10/9/1965 - 7/21/2007
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007, at the Westside United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY, located on Foster Avenue, between W. Church St. and W. First St., from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The family will receive guests from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. with a short service to commence at 5 p.m. Funeral services and burial took place in Vancouver, WA on July 26th. Bernard is survived by his wife, Wendy of Vancouver, WA; son, Gabriel Miguel, also of Vancouver, WA; father, Lewis Harvard of Douglas, GA; mother, Annabelle Harvard; sisters, Alvetta Harvard and Cynthia (Victor) Tolo; niece, Lauren Tolo; and nephew, Malik Harvard, all of Elmira, NY; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins (especially Lillie (Herbert and their son, Brian) Ellison of Elmira, NY) and friends. Bernard was a 1983 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and winner of the Georgianna Palmer Scholarship the same year. He was also a graduate of Mansfield University and taught Vocal and Instrumental Music in the Elmira, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Phoenix, AZ school districts before he earned his Administrators Certificate and became the Assistant Principal of the Alameda Elementary School and Principal of the DaVinci Arts Middle School in Portland, OR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgianna Palmer Scholarship Fund c/o Harold Treu, 553 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901 or to the charity of one's choice. Bernard was beloved by all he touched in his life as an educator and as a musician. He will be deeply missed.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/21/2007 - 9/22/2007.

HAZLETT Maynard L.
Age 82, of 121 Proctor Avenue, Elkland, PA, died Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born June 7, 1925 in Elkland Twp., PA, the son of George and Mae Oakden Hazlett. He worked for many years for the Elkland Leather Company and as a truck driver. Maynard was a veteran of the US Army who served during WWII. Survived by: sister, Myra "Mert" Tennant, Elkland, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cyril and Dianne Hazlett, Clute, TX, York and Christine Hazlett, Tioga Jct., PA; sister-in-law, Doris Hazlett, Tioga, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Donald, Royce and Winston; and sister, Georgianna Hazlett. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 1-2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell offc. Burial in Baxter Cemetery, RD, Addison, NY.

HEALEY Steven J.
Age 55, of Tioga, PA, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was the husband of Pamela (Reiss) Healey. Steve was born on December 31, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Jessie and Gladys (Confer) Healey. He was a graduate of WACC. Steve was employed as a meat cutter at Preston's in Lawrenceville, PA. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Allison. Steve was a former member of the Lawrenceville Fire Dept., an EMT, and had served as their treasurer. Steve's favorite hobbies were hunting, farming, and raising beef cattle. Steve is survived by his wife, Pamela; four daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer and Scott Brown of Tioga, PA, Debbie Rotsell of Annapolis, MD, Amy Rotsell of Lawrenceville, PA, Allison Healey of Tioga, PA; three grandchildren, Connor, Collin, and Kendall Brown; his mother, Gladys French of Tioga, PA; a brother, Gary Healey of Tioga, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Charlie Jaynes of Lawrenceville, PA. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 19, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, September 20, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.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 on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert W. Strozyk officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steve's Memory may be made to the Allison Healey Educational Fund, c/o First Citizen's National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/18/2007.

HILL - Claude Volney Hill, a resident of Oxnard, CA died Feb. 21, 1943.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Annie Hill, Oxnard; two sons, Tracy Hill, El Monte, and Theodore Hill, U.S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. H. Adler, Pasadena, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Mabel Schallenkamp, Pasadena; Robert J. Adler, U.S. Army, and Henry W. Adler, Pasadena; his father, Theodore Hill, Huntington Beach, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Snell, Mrs. Catherine Johnson, and Mrs. Eva Barrington, all of Pasadena.  Claude Volney Hill was born in Canton, PA on January 29, 1876 the son of Theodore Lionel Hill and Isabelle Prince Denmark Hill.  Theodore and his four children migrated to California sometime around 1909 or 1910.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1943 at Lamb Funeral Home, 415 E. Orange Grove Ave. and will be conducted by Rev. Frank A. Robertson, pastor of Tremont Baptist Church.  Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.  submitted by Charlene Dawson, Hill family descendant in Arizona

HOOLIHAN Bryan Judson
died on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at his home in West Elmira. He had a successful career in teaching with the ECSD and then went on to pursue a second career in real estate with Ambrose-Shoemaker Reality. Bryan had a wide circle of good friends who will miss his debonair demeanor and grand sense of humor and fun. He was a very kind man who quietly helped others and did not seek attention for himself. Bryan was the son of Marian (Greene) and Bryan Hoolihan. Those who wish to remember Bryan may want to make a contribution to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Twin Tiers Region Affiliate, P.O. Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902 or American Red Cross, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/25/2007 - 9/30/2007.

HURD JUDY E. KELSALL
Judy E., Of Elmira, NY, went to be with our Lord, Friday evening, September 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born January 6, 1947, to William Hurd Jr. and Helen Magee. She was predeceased by her father, William Hurd Jr. in 2006; and granddaughter, Jessica Silva-Ayers in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi (Jody) Stroell; and son, Brian (Lori) Kelsall, both of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jackeline, Chris, Melody, Cody, Jasmine, Allison, and Brianna; great-grandson, Janiel; mother, Helen Magee of Sodus, NY; sisters, Nancy (Ted) Mayhood of Honeoye, NY, and Peggy (Harold) Eckert of Seneca Falls, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at His Tabernacle Family Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 4 p.m.

HURD -  KELSALL, Judy E.
Of Elmira, NY, went to be with our Lord, Friday evening, September 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at His Tabernacle Family Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 4 p.m.

HYLAND Robert C.
Age 69, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, loving husband of Gail, adored father of Robert Hyland, Michael Hyland, Mitzi (Brian) Faulkner, and Julie (Pete) Ricci, cherished grandfather of Michael Hyland, Bobby Hyland, Allison Faulkner, Jessica Faulkner, Justin Faulkner, Tommy Ricci and Joey Ricci, dear brother of Gerry (Jennifer) Hyland, Mary (Joe) Ciccarone, Julie Hyland (Jackie Troy) and Tom (Cathy) Hyland, and many nieces and nephews, died September 28, 2007 after a short illness. Bob was a proud Marine who served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1955-1959. He retired from Moore Business Forms after 32 years as a sales professional. Born in Elmira, NY, Bob and his family moved throughout New York State, spending time in Ithaca, Camillus and arrived in Lewiston in 1973. Bob was an active member of the Lewiston-Porter sports boosters and longtime statistician for the Lew-Port basketball teams. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 10:30 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. A reception will immediately follow in the parish hall.Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/30/2007.

JAMES -  SHEA, Valerie James
Age 50, of Clifton Park, died on Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Val was born in Elmira, New York on August 18, 1957 and was the daughter of Janet Hartman James and Paul C. James, both of Elmira. She received her education at the Parley Coburn Elementary School and South Side High School, both in Elmira. She furthered her education by attending SUNY Delhi. Val relocated to the Capital District and soon after arriving entered and won the Miss Albany Pageant. Val initially took employment with several area restaurants, namely, Jessica Stone's, The Desmond Hotel and L'Ecole and later was employed by the Times Union, where she worked for over 25 years in advertising. In her earlier years in Elmira, she enjoyed her involvement with 4-H Camps. Val enjoyed being a Hospice volunteer, supporting patients for almost ten years at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. She was also involved in fundraising efforts and served as Chair of the Hospice Walk and Big Top Celebration for five years. Val also served as Vice-President of the Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors and continued to share her compassionate support by volunteering her time to the ALS Regional Center at St. Peter's Hospital and to St. Peter's Hospital Foundation in Albany. Val will long be remembered for her amazing ability to bring people together. It seemed she was always doing something good for someone and her reward came simply in the form of a smile, a warm embrace or a simple thank you. A friend summed her life in this way, "There are two kinds of people in this world, givers and takers. Val brought giver to another dimension and nobody that I have ever met in my life has placed everyone else first and foremost and herself as secondary, as Val did". She loved her family and many friends and she truly appreciated the time she spent with them. Her home and her yard brought her much enjoyment. She loved gardening and feeding her backyard birds. Her warm smile and caring ways endeared her to many and she will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Val was the much loved wife of Joseph Shea; cherished sister of Paul "Chuck" (Martha) James, Barry (Barb) James, Doug James and Greg (Shelley) James; loving aunt of Dan and Nicole James, Brandon, Todd, Lauren and Ava James, Paul Robert, Nicole, Colleen, Cody, Aaron and Kyle Shea; loving daughter-in-law of Robert and Mary Shea; dear sister-in-law of Christine Shea (Jack Harvey), Paul (Deborah) Shea and Nancy Shea-McCann (Kevin McCann). She is also survived by her loving Tommy, Bob, and her many wonderful and caring friends. Her funeral will be held from the Bowen Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY, on Thursday, at 10 a.m. and then will proceed to The Church of St. Pius X, Crumitie Road, Loudonville, NY, where at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend James Vaughan. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospital Foundation or to the ALS Center at St. Peter's Hospital, 319 South Manning Boulevard, Suite 309, Albany, NY 12208, in memory of Valerie Shea.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

KANE MARCELLE SADLER
Marcelle Kane, MSW, Age 49, of Elmira, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Marcelle was born May 9, 1958, daughter of Monique Bail Kane and the late Jerome H. Kane. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary A. Sadler; children, Adam, Andrew and Emily; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerome T. and Tina Kane of Elmira, with son, Mychal; and Dr. Timothy D. and Jennifer Kane of Pittsburgh, PA, with children, Nicholas, Kelsey, Ryan and Isabella. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and many good friends. Marcelle received her Bachelor's Degree from Oneonta State, then went on to University of Buffalo, receiving her Master's Degree in Social Work. An advocate for children, Marcelle's career led her to Glove House, where she was Director/Manager of School Preventative Services, Director of Children Services at Pathways, and currently Family Support Director at Chemung ARC. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Elmira College. An excellent teacher, and hard worker, Marcelle was well respected by the people she taught and those that she worked with. She loved to spend time with her family, supporting her children in their activities, loved to read and enjoyed nature. Marcelle was a loving and dedicated daughter, wife, mother and a true and loyal friend. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Marcelle's family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the Sadler Children Education Fund, c/o Dorothy Stevens, HSBC, 150 Lake Street, Elmira NY 14901 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2007.

KANE - SADLER Marcelle Kane, MSW
Age 49, of Elmira, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2007.

KOEHLER - HORAN, C. Eugenia Koehler
Beloved Mother and Grandmother
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Kingston, PA, died on Friday, September 28, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, October 2, from 1-3 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment will take place in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, PA, at the convenience of the family. Eugenia is survived by a daughter, Harriet Horan of Elmira; a son, Mark Horan of Toledo, OH; daughters, Susan Enders of Cazenovia, NY, and Martha (Martin) King of Elmira; five loving grandchildren, Sarah (Scott) Foley, Steven Enders, Matthew Enders, Jesse King, Susannah King; one loving great-grandson, Sedric Foley; sisters, Eleanora Koehler and Dorothy Koehler, both of Elmira; brother, Ernest (Evelyn) Koehler of Endicott, NY; and two nephews. Eugenia was predeceased by her parents, George and Meta Koehler, Elmira; loving husband of 53 years, Dr. H. Walter Horan; and sister, Harriet K. Brett; and nephew, John Koehler. Eugenia was born in Elmira and graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Syracuse University School of Nursing in 1941, where she met her husband. She worked during WWII at the Doctors Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, as an emergency room nurse and as a private duty nurse. In 1947, while her husband was serving his residency at Yale University, Eugenia was a Nursing Supervisor at Yale. She was an avid reader of British Mystery Novels and loved to travel with her family. Eugenia lived in Kingston, PA, with her family for 48 years before returning to live in Elmira in 2002. Those wishing may make memorials in Eugenia's memory to the United Way of the Southern Tier, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200, Corning, NY 14830, or Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

KRINER Wilford "Bill" "Willy" Laverne
Age 77, of 869 Canada Rd., Covington, died on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born November 3, 1929, in Nauvoo, he was the son of Earl and Almina Kriner. Wilford and his wife, Alverta celebrated 55 years of marriage on June 24, 2007. Wilford was a veteran of the Korean War, serving two years with the U.S. Army. He retired from Ingersol Rand in 1985 after 32 years of service. He was a member the Church of Christ in Covington. He also belonged to the V.F.W. of Liberty, Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167 of Morris Run, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsman Club, and the Wellsboro Moose. Wilford enjoyed spending time with his family and friends repairing clocks and hunting and fishing. Surviving Wilford are his wife, Alverta Kriner, Covington; sons, Lynn and his wife, Sherry Kriner, Mainesburg, Elwin and his wife, Michele Kriner, Covington; daughter-in-law, LuAnn Kriner, Bungy; siblings include Robert (Ernie) Kriner, Blossburg, Kenny Kriner, Liberty, Vera Ludwig, Williamsport, Harold (Yvette) Kriner, France, Irvin (Marie) Kriner, Williamsport, Gerald (Judy) Kriner, Elmira, Phyllis (Walter) Earl, Troy; brother-in-law, Donald (Patricia) Payne, Blossburg; eight grandchildren, Jason, David, Gary, Jenny, Sarah, Michael, Jessica, and Matthew; seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, Mark Kriner. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday, September 24th, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev .James Truax and Rev. Ira Hindman.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/23/2007.

LANGWORTHY Kenneth E.
Age 70, of Bath, NY, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. He was born in Elmira, NY, October 17, 2007. He was a self employed Pharmacist. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Martha Anderson Langworthy of Bath; his daughter, Amanda Brayer of Corning, NY; his son, Matthew L. Langworthy of Rochester, NY; grandson, Andrew Brayer of Elmira, NY; and granddaughter, Emily Brayer of Elmira, NY. Arrangements are at the convenience of the family with Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Memorial donations in Kenneth's name may be made to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

LEACH FANNIE
Wellsboro Agitator - May 11, 1932
Mrs. Fannie Dempsey, aged 61 years, wife of Michael Dempsey, of Elkland, died May 1.  She was a daughter of Sheffield Leach and was born January 1, 1871.  Mrs. Dempsey is survived by her husband, three sons, Ralph and Clyde, of Elkland; William, of Cowanesque; two daughters,  Mrs. Emmanuel McConnell, of Painted Post, and Miss Louise, at home, and one brother, Wayland Leach, of Westfield.   The funeral was held Wednesday; burial in the Woods Corners cemetery.

LEACH JAMES
1890 Mansfield Advertiser Abstracts - Tri-County Website
1890 12-Nov D Leach, James d. Brookland, Potter Co.,  a few das. ago in farm accident

LEACH JAMES
Wellsboro Agitator Extracts 1890 - Tri-County Website
--At Brookland, Potter County, last Friday afternoon, while feeding a threshing machine, James Leach was caught in the cylinder, drawn into the machine and killed instantly.

LLOYD Alun
died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 21, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Susan, of 43 years; his son, Kevin, daughter-in-law, Jessica; his son, Jonathan, daughter-in-law, Tonia; five grandchildren, Sean, Samantha, Taylor, Ethan, and Seth; three brothers and two sisters who reside in Wales, and one sister who resides in Canada, several special nieces, nephews, and close friends. Alun moved to the US from Wales in 1983, and has successfully owned and operated two large dairy farms in Chemung, NY and Nichols, NY with his two sons. He will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY, Wednesday, September 26, 2007, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral will be held at the funeral home Thursday, September 27, 2007, 11 a.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/25/2007.

McKEEL JOYCE ROBERTS
Joyce (McKeel), Age 70, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born on November 24, 1936 in Huntington Mills, PA, a daughter of Arthur and Harriet (Meeker) McKeel. Joyce and her husband, Thomas Roberts, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2007. She served as the president of the JAR Service Inc. since 1987. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family and listening to her collection of music. In addition to her husband, Thomas; Joyce is survived by two sons, David Roberts of Lawrenceville, PA, and Duane Roberts of Tioga, PA; two grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, George and Stella McKeel of Benton, PA. Joyce was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Iris; a brother, Wayne and a daughter-in-law, Yvonne (Campbell) Roberts in 2003. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the viewing at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Hill Cemetery, Benton, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/24/2007.

McKINNON ELEANOR EMERY
Eleanor M., A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Eleanor McKinnon Emery will be held at 3:00 p.m. in The Park Church, Elmira on Saturday, September 22, 2007. Eleanor died on June 15, 2007 at the age of 94. After the service a reception will be held at Beecher Hall, within the church, where the Emery family will greet family and friends.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/20/2007.

MILLER - HILBORN, Kathleen "Katie" L.
Of Covington, PA, died Sunday, September 30, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. Kathleen was born on September 19, 1945 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Harold and Betty L. Sandstrom Miller. Kathleen was employed for 17 years at the American Truck Stop in Mansfield, PA. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, watching animals and the outdoors. Kathleen is survived by two daughters, Lisa M. Rudinski of Mansfield, Lori A. Diasparra of Covington; Life Mate of 15 years, David L. Rudinski of Covington; two grandchildren, Amber L. Rudinski of Mansfield, Anthony "Tony" Diasparra of Covington; four brothers, Harold (Astrida) Miller of Covington, Glenn (Brenda) Miller of Covington, Gary (Sharon) Miller of Trout Run, and Charles (Betty) Miller of Covington; one sister, Linda (John) Anderegg of Wellsboro. A predeceased sister, Judy (Olin) Makley of Beaver, PA; six nephews, 10 nieces, 12 great-nephews, seven great-nieces; and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandstrom of Arnot, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

MILLER - OUGHTERSON, Ruth Winifred ''Winnie''
Age 88, of the Penn Yan Manor, formerly of Dundee, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, September 28, and from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, September 29, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday with Rev. Ann Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Starkey United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 28, Dundee, NY 14837. "Winnie" was born December 28, 1918 in Reading Center, NY, the daughter of the late Orville and Linda Clark Miller. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School. In October of 1939, in Reading Center, she married the late Glenn A. Oughterson, a former Funeral Director and owner of what is now the Baird Funeral Home in Dundee; he died on October 4, 1989. A lifelong local resident, she was a "funeral director's wife" and assistant at the Oughterson Funeral Home and Oughterson Furniture Store in Dundee until the early 70's. She returned to school late in life to receive her Nurses Aide Certificate and worked at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls for many years. Mrs. Oughterson was very active in her younger years, having been a former member of the Dundee Baptist Church, former member and Past Matron of the Dundee-Dresden Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge, Dundee Library Women's Study Club, and the Reading Center Women's Home Dem. She was a current member of the Starkey United Methodist Church. On April 27, 1996, in the Starkey Methodist Church, she married the late Judson Corte Spencer; they enjoyed five years together before he died on April 24, 2001. She is survived by two sons, Clark S. (Jeanne) Oughterson of Cincinnati, OH, Peter G. (Cindy) Oughterson of Altay, NY; a daughter, Linda A. (Scott) Conrad of Dundee; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Oughterson of Horseheads; a brother, Elywn (Joyce) Miller of Reading Center; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Laura) Oughterson, Susan (Steve) Guerrieri, Holly (Jack) Edwards, Stephen (Deborah) Oughterson, Courtney (Joe) Gursslin, Tyler Conrad, Gage and Emily Oughterson; five great-grandchildren; her Danish "son", Henrik Stampe of Denmark; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jack T. Oughterson in 1994; and two brothers, George and Desmond Miller.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2007.

MOSHER SETH ROMANZO
Wellsboro Agitator - February 8, 1922
Death of S. R. Mosher - Seth Romanzo Mosher, of Almond, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 1922.  He was born Sept. 10, 1864, at Little Marsh.  For the past 25 years or more he had made his home near Almond, where he was a successful farmer.  Owing to impaired health and for the benefit of his children he moved to town about four years ago.  He was a good husband and father and a brother well beloved.  As a neighbor, the weight of testimony is toward his readiness to help and be a friend.  Owing to his weakened condition he was not able to be among his townspeople much, but he leaves a great number of friends who unite with the family in their sorrow and bereavement.  Mr. Mosher leaves to mourn his departure, two sons by his first marriage, Clarence B. and Corral S. Mosher, his widow and three children, Hazel W., Loval R., Merne E. and brothers and sisters, Mrs. Betsy J. Button, of Alfred, N.Y.; William L. Mosher, of Marshcreek, Cortland S. Mosher, of Wellsboro, Ellsworth S. Mosher, of Corning; Mrs. Maggie Ferry, of Geneva and Mrs. Loretta Manning, of Corning.  There are also six grandchildren.  Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery, at Almond, N.Y.

MOWER FAWN GORDON
Mrs. Fawn, Age 33, died Wednesday, September 19, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Gordon, a native of upstate New York, had been a resident of North Carolina for the past 10 years, residing in the Belvoir and Snow Hill Community. For about seven years she was employed with Troy Puryear Painting Company, and most recently was a self employed painter. Fawn had a special love for painting and drawing. She is survived by her husband of eight years, Andrew Gordon; parents, Debra Sherman and Anthony Mower; son, Lexas Sage Granger; two sisters, Trisha Edwards and husband, Randy of Greenville, and Stacie Armstrong of New York; a niece, Katelyne Armstrong; a nephew, Collin Armstrong; maternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Banister of New York; and mother and father-in-law, Dean and Shirley Gordon of Pennsylvania. The family will receive friends Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville, N.C. Arrangements made by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/20/2007.

NEWCOMB Leon R.
87, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Born January 2, 1920 in Galeton, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Smith) Newcomb. He was a 1938 graduate of Galeton High School. He was married to the former Selma Housler who predeceased him in 2002. Mr. Newcomb was a Veteran, having served with the US Army Air Corps in World War II. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps and then was a Shift Supervisor at St. Mary's Carbon Company. Leon was a member of the Gaines Feeder Club and a former member of the Wellsboro Bowling League. He was an avid hunter and fisher. Surviving are two sons, Dale (Tracy) Newcomb of Galeton, PA and Donald Newcomb of Lancaster, PA; a brother, Milton (Millie) Newcomb of Ulysses, PA; a sister, Eva Hurd of Grove City, PA; one grandson, Jeremy L. Newcomb; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; his brothers, Clarence, Earl, and Lester Newcomb; and his sisters, Iva Newcomb, Helena Pelchy, and Lula Price. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Sunday, September 16, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  CORRECTION - Leon R. Newcomb was married to the former Selma Johnson, who predeceased him in 2002.

PARKER Michael "Grasshopper"
died September 14, 2007. Michael was preceded in death by his parents Robert E. and Maggie Gilliam Parker; his wife, Betty Parker; brothers, Billy Bouknight, Ernest Parker and Tony Parker, Sr.; and a sister, Sylvia McCoy. Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories are two caring sons, Larry (Toni) Parker and Michael Parker Jr., both of Elmira, N.Y.; three loving daughters Michele (Carl) Johnson, Alice (Jemar) McCoy, both of Elmira, N.Y.; and Melissa (Vincent) Brown of Columbia, S.C.; four devoted brothers, Johnny (Lillian) Walker of Charlotte, N.C.; Charles Bentley of Columbus, Ohio; Henry (Sarah) Parker and Robert (Claire) Parker, Jr. both of Columbia S.C., two loving sisters, Edith Robinson and Glodine Parker, both of Columbia S.C.; one step-son, David Taylor of Elmira, N.Y., longtime loving companion, Patricia Cain of Columbia S.C.; one step-daughter, Josie Ferrell of Columbia, S.C.; fourteen (14) grandchildren; twelve (12) great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by his departure, but rejoice that he is now resting with the Lord.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/30/2007.

RICHEY James B.
Age 78, Spencer, died Saturday, September 22, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Cardington, Ohio, on June 12, 1929. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James and Patricia Richey, Spencer; grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Christopher; great-grandson, Cody Richey; sister, Juanita Randall; and brothers, Keith and David, all of Ohio; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Milo and Laverne (Korns) Richey; and his wife, Betty (Green) Richey. He was past member of Spencer/Candor Lyons Club. James retired from the US Air Force. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Phil Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Memorials may be directed to Spencer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Spencer, NY 14883.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/24/2007.

ROBERTS Harold B, Horseheads, NY
Age 77, formerly of Oriole Drive, Horseheads, died on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. He was born on September 6, 1930 in Utica, a son of the late John and Marguerite Froelich Roberts. He graduated from Whitesboro High School and received a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Shirley VanEtten on November 27, 1954, in Utica. He worked as a financial analyst for Mohasco Corp. in Amsterdam, NY. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Linda Hart and her husband, Richard of Horseheads, Diane Dodge and her husband, Vincent of Liverpool, and Laurie Irwin and her husband, Scott of Clifton Park; grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Hart, Lauren and Kaitlyn Dodge and Zachary and Rachael Irwin; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Arthur Roberts. The funeral will be on Thursday at 12:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Josh Palmer Fund, PO Box 3225, Elmira, NY 14905, in  memory of Mr. Roberts.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/26/2007.

SCHUBERT - FRANCIS, Maurine Helen Schubert (SRGP 82260)
Age 97, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died September 19, 2007 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, where she resided since 2001. She was born June 2, 1910 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Edith Buckendahl Schubert. Maurine was a resident of Mansfield since 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, where she served as a teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Additionally, she was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Utopian Literary Club and a hospital volunteer in Wellsboro, PA, and St. Petersburg, FL, VA hospital. She loved flowers, gardening, animals and birds. Maurine was skilled at crafts, sewing and entertaining, but most of all she was a caring mother, wife, friend and neighbor to all. Maurine is survived by twin daughters, Lois Bush of Knoxville, PA, and Jean Cloos of Wellsboro, PA; daughter, Kathy Gearinger of Lima, NY; son, Wayne Francis of Marquette, MI; 100 year old brother, Paul Schubert of Farragut, TN; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Maurine married Bertram Wickey Francis, January 3, 1934 in the Baptist Church in Hammond, IN. He died August 27, 2004; and she was predeceased by a grandson, Lt. John S. Bush. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Maurine's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main and Sherwood Sts., Mansfield, PA 16933. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced in mid October. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/24/2007.

SNYDER GERALDINE
 In Loving Memory Of....HAUGHEY, Geraldine S., 92 years, of 407 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born February 26, 1915 in Tonawanda, NY, the daughter of the late Oliver and Margaret Gilmartin Snyder. She was a graduate of the Tonawanda High School. She relocated to Watkins Glen, NY in 1932. Geraldine and John Haughey were married January 10, 1933 in Buffalo, NY. He predeceased her January 2, 1987. She was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY and past member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Her family was foremost in her daily life and her legacy of Compassion, Love and Patience will be cherished and live on forever. She is survived by daughters, Alice Joyce Haughey of Watkins Glen, NY, Elizabeth (Frank) Suits of Homer, NY, Susan (Raymond) Garrett of Whitesboro, NY, Mary Jo Haughey of Fort Myers, FL; and son, Jack (Patricia) Haughey of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Cheri Kibler, Peggy (Lee) Schimmoeller, Beth (Mike) Gallo, Amy (Mark) Eagle, and Michele (Shawn) Donegan, Frank (Theresa) Suits, Daniel (Mary Pat) Suits, Elaine (Jim) Barnard, Paul (Geneieve) Suits, John Garrett and Gregory (Maria) Garrett; 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, William Snyder and Sherwood Snyder; sister, Winifred MacArthur; and her great-grandson, Clancy Donegan; and nephew, William Snyder. Friends may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY, Thursday, September 20, 2007, from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 21, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY, Rev. Paul Bonacci celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Geraldine's name to: Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

SOLOMAN - DOLAN, Anna Soloman
Formerly of Athens, PA, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, with her family by her side. Anna was the daughter of the late Peter and Anita Thorp Soloman. She was a retiree of Corning Glass Works where she worked as a quality control inspector. During World War II, Anna was a silk weaver at the Silk Factory. An avid traveler, she traveled throughout the United States with her sister, Jeanne, her brother-in-law and her nephew, Mark. Anna also traveled to Europe to visit her son. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Glenn P. Dolan; and her brother, Charles "Beanie" Soloman. Anna is survived by her children, Kay Nagle of Sayre, PA, Peter and Mary Dolan of Athens, PA, Donald and Tami Dolan of Wilmot Township, PA, and Ronald Dolan of Sayre, PA; her brothers, Jack and Gaby Thorp of Norwalk, CT, and Ed and Dona Shadduck Soloman of Cummings, GA; her sister, Paul and Jeanne Soloman Bozung of Seaford, Long Island; her eight grandchildren, her 11 great-grandchildren; and her numerous nieces and nephews, including her special nephew, Mark Bozung. Family and friends may call on Friday, September 28, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2007, at noon, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Dianne Bentley, of the Sayre Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

SPENCER WILBUR
Wellsboro Agitator - January 22, 1902
--Mr. Wilbur Spencer, aged 73, who was born in Tioga and lived there many years, died recently in Walker, Iowa.

STADLEY - DOUTY, Eve J. (Stadley)
Age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died October 1, 2007 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

TOMLINSON KAY W. CRUMB
Kay W. Tomlinson, Age 70, of Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, died on September 17, 2007. Born August 29, 1937 in Mansfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Adelbert and Marjorie Tomlinson. Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Faith and LeRoy Horton of Chambersburg, PA; her son, Todd Crumb of Wellsboro, PA; her granddaughters, Jetha Taylor (husband, Michael), Cibolo, TX, and April Horton (husband, Daniel), Chambersburg, PA; and great-grandson, Nathaniel Horton, also of Chambersburg, PA; two sisters, Helen Burt and Mary Ann Aumick of Mansfield, PA; and one brother, James Tomlinson of Williamsport, PA. She was preceded in death by a brother, Adelbert "Skip" Tomlinson, Jr.; and a sister, Patricia Belletto. She was a 1956 graduate of Mansfield High School. She enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. The service will be private. The family requests that any donations be made to the charity of your choice. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family

TOWNSEND GEORGE
Wellsboro Agitator - November 19, 1919
--George Townsend, a former resident of Elkland, died at his home in Oneida, N.Y., following several months' illness with a complication of diseases.  Mr. Townsend is survived by his wife and one son, Otto Townsend, of Connecticut, and two daughters, Mrs. George Cole, of Harrison Valley, and Mrs. Walter Hepworth, of Knoxville.  His son, Frank, who was also a former resident of Elkland, of Elkland, died about a year ago of influenza.

TRAUTNER NELLIE J EVERITT
Nellie J., Age 65, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, September 22, 2007. Born December 21, 1941, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Velma (Hoppe) Trautner. She was a 1960 graduate of Galeton High School. Nellie was a retired Flint Glass Worker at Corning Inc. She enjoyed going to yard sales, auctions, doing puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. She loved all animals, wildlife and especially her seven cats, Frankie, Timmy, Rusty, Bobby, Larry, Sydney and The Stray. Surviving are three sons, Clay Everitt of Mansfield, PA, Eugene Everitt of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas (Diana) Everitt of Knoxville, PA; two brothers, Frank Trautner of Lindley, NY, Andy Trautner of Williamsport, PA; six sisters, Helen Bonniger of Westfield, PA, Dorothy Shelley of Gaines, PA, Anna Michael of Muncy, PA, Alice Geiser of Galeton, PA, Margaret Wacker of Williamsport, and Louisa Schaeffer of Linden, PA; one grandson, Shawn Everitt of Mansfield; one great-granddaughter, Rebecca O'Neil of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews and several cherished friends. A graveside service will be held for family, friends and neighbors at the Germania Cemetery on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Roy Seiders will officiate. A dish to pass memorial picnic will follow the service at 2:00 p.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law at 419 North Water St., Knoxville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA or any animal charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/24/2007.

TRAVIS John "J.C." Charles
Age 79, of Sutherlin, Oregon, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, in Portland, Oregon. He was born June 25, 1928 in Berryville, New York, son of Herbert and Hazel (Kerr) Travis. He was raised and educated in Elmira, New York. He entered the US Army Air Corp to serve our Country. He later joined the US Navy, which he made a career. He met and later was united in marriage to Ruby McClintock in San Diego, California. They traveled the world while he served in the Navy. He retired in 1973 in Maine, where he enjoyed ice fishing. In 1976, they settled in Winston, Oregon. J.C. was a pilot and enjoyed flying. He had also built three ultra-light aircraft. He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors, including camping, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his three children, Bethany Wheeler and her husband, Jack of Roseburg, Oregon, William Curtis Travis of Gates, North Carolina, and Mitchell Dean Travis and his wife, Susan of Rainer, Oregon. He also leaves a sister, Katherine (Travis) Corkins of Elmira, New York; and nieces and nephews; as well as a very special friend and companion, Betty Campbell of Oroville, California. J.C. Has numerous grandchildren, including Jennifer Snyder and Michelle and Sarah Travis. He has one great-grandson, Christopher. A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2007, at Taylor's Family Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Mr. John Stenbeck of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private interment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Myrtle Creek.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/16/2007.

VANDUSEN John Marshall
Infant son of John D. VanDusen and Christina L. Errico died September 23, 2007. Friends are invited to call Wednesday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home. Westfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

WALKER Clarence J. Memorial Service
died December 20, 2003 in Ft. Myers Fla. He retired from NYSEG in 1978 and operated Walker's Bait & Variety. Friends and family will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, Davis St. Gate on September 27 at 11 am for a final farewell next to his wife Eleanor who died in October 1983. He is survived by children Leonard, Gary, Melva-Jean, Diane, Elaine, Barbara; Grand, great grand, and great great grandchildren.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/26/2007.

WALTON Charles William, Sr.
Age 58, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 11, 1948 in Lawrenceville, VA, son of the late Tillmon and Quincy (Hardy) Walton, and died Saturday, September 15, 2007, unexpectedly at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Lillian Hardy; and is survived by his wife, Donita (Jones); son, John T. (Amanda) Walton; grandchildren, Nhojean P. Burns and Aquillia C. Walton, all of Elmira; brother, Wilbur (Maurice) Hardy; and niece, Dora Hardy, both of Lawrenceville, VA; sister, Angeline Edwards of Philadelphia, PA; mother-in-law, Evelyn Williams of Elmira; sister-in-law, Deborah Patterson of Buffalo, NY; brothers-in-law, Rev. Greg Jones and Rev. Larry (Michelle) Jones; aunt, Mary Boyd, all of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Charles was retired from the Virginia State Department of Corrections and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, September 20th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Greg Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Hardy Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA, on Saturday, September 22nd.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2007.

WIEDER SAVANNAH BELL
Savannah (Wieder), Age 93, and longtime resident of Gardner Road, Horseheads, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Elcor, where she had been residing. Savannah was also predeceased by her husband of over 57 years, Wilson Bell earlier this year on February 21, 2007. Her surviving family includes her daughter and son, Sandra (Frank) Stranzl of Horseheads, NY, and Gary (Nancy) Bell of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Jolene (Jeff) Simmons of Ithaca, Terri (Jeff) Standish of Breesport, Richard (Abby) Fluman and Lisa (Geoff) Hartigan all of Horseheads, Linda (Dave) Friebis of Elmira Heights, Melissa (Bruce) Leggett of FL, and Courtney Bell of TN; foster daughter, Paula (Richard) Schlagle of ID; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Goss; brothers, John and Richard Wieder. Savannah was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Hilda, Sara, Carrie, Ruth, May, Harry, Gertrude; brothers-in-law, Marshall, John, Richard and Robert Bell; sisters-in-law, Pauline Snook and Mary Kline. Savannah was a devoted wife and homemaker who, together with her husband Wilson, were dedicated members of Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Monday Sept. 17, 2007, from 5-7:00 p.m., where her service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed in memory of Savannah to Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/16/2007.

WILCOX PHYLLIS M. GAGE
Phyllis M. (Wilcox), Age 63 of Frankfort, N.Y. died Monday Sept. 3, 2007. Phyllis graduated from Troy High School. She was predeceased by her father Stuart C. Wilcox. Phyllis is survived by her former husband and close friend Robert Gage of Frankfort, mother and stepfather Charlotte (Louis) Lee of Troy, Pa., two daughters, Theresa (David) Foster, Jane Peters, one son Robert (Denise) Gage, all of Frankfort, four wonderful grandchildren, one brother Stuart (Carol) Wilcox of Pine City, N.Y., two sisters Dorothy (Harold) Bacon of Elmira, N.Y., Lois (John) Finch of Wyalusing, Pa. Her funeral was held at the convenience of the family in Frankfort, N.Y.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/16/2007.

WILDRICK - TILTON, Mildred J. Of Gillett, PA
Was born January 19, 1913 in Allamuchy, NJ, the daughter of the late James and Olive (Burge) Wildrick, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA, at the age of 94. Her first husband, Milton W. Fisk; second husband, Willard Tilton; daughters, Sandra and Arline; grandchildren, Sandra (Jones) Rogers, Joseph Farance, Michael Smith, predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters, Faye (Richard) Jones of Gillett, PA; Carol (Blair) Smith of Hudson, FL; along with seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. For many years Mildred belonged to the Waterloo Church in Waterloo, NJ and most recently, the Coryland Church in Coryland, PA for the last 4 years. In 1966, she was employed with the New Jersey Co-op as a payroll clerk retiring in 1975. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Coryland Church, RR 2 Box 38C, Hickory Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate her life. The Reverend Myra Goss will officiate. Interment will take place privately in the Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.



? WALWORTH Beverly Jane
Of Chenango Bridge, died Monday, September 17, 2007. Survivors are her husband and best friend for 42 years, William Harmon Walworth; her son, Bradley Harrison Walworth, his wife, Tara, and granddaughter, Willow, Ithaca, NY; her son, Brent William Walworth, his wife, Kimberly, and grandsons, Austin, Aden and Ashton, Chenango Forks, Binghamton, NY; her sister and good friend, Sharon Travis and husband, Richard Travis, Rochester, NY; her sister-in-law, Susan Walworth Moore in Elmira, NY; and her faithful feline companion, Minny. Bev worked for NYSEG in Elmira, NY. She worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Home Mutual Insurance Company, The Robert Plan Corporation and Allstate in Binghamton, NY. Her greatest passion was for spending time with her family and grandchildren. Bev also greatly enjoyed the company of her many rescue cats, her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and time spent outdoors in the summer sun. Bev was a wonderful and supportive wife, as well as a loving and inspirational mother who displayed incredible courage in the face of a long illness. She was a much-loved grandmother who the grandkids frequently called for the pleasure of her good company. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the family plot at Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, NY. In accordance with her wishes, a remembrance may be made to Animal Care Council's Pet Adoption Center, 131 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760; or The Humane Society, 2 Jackson Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.
 

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