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BODINE - Maynard L. Bodine, 75, of Chemung, N.Y., died Feb. 24, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  He was the loving husband of Patricia J. (Wilcox) Bodine. The couple married Aug. 29, 1970 and had 38 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2008 and again on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y.  The memorial service to celebrate Maynard’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Chemung Cemetery.  Maynard was born on July 31, 1933 in Sayre, Pa. and spent all of his life living in Chemung, N.Y. He was the son of the late Eli H. and Edith E. (Lenox) Bodine Sr. Maynard is a United States Air Force veteran; he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Maynard was a long time mechanic in the Chemung County, N.Y. area. He first worked with family in Bodine Brothers Motors in Chemung and later became owner/operator of Bodine Automotive in Elmira.  Many remember him as the head mechanic for the Bodine Brothers Racing Team, and later for the Bryan Osgood Race Team.  Maynard was Protestant by faith.  Maynard’s family includes his wife Pat; his sisters Lucile Ellis of Chemung, N.Y. and Sarah Monell of Cato, N.Y., along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Milton, Eli Jr., Jimmy, and Earl, and his sisters Jeanette, Marion, and Lois.  Contributions may be made in Maynard’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY  14901 or to the American Heart Association, 100 Northern Concourse Syracuse, NY 13212.   RHW. Sayre Morning Times  26 Feb. 2009.

BOWMAN - Avid Penn State football fan.  Donna Louise Piatt, 82, of Elderwood Assisted Living, 44 Ball St., Waverly, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, following a brief illness.  Born April 26, 1926 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Pauline Vought Bowman of Sayre.  She was employed for many years by Label Processing Corp. (Sayre), having retired in 1992. She was also previously employed as a hostess at O'Brien's Inn in Waverly and as a unit clerk at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was an avid Penn State football fan and enjoyed watching football and golf.  She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law Lois and Don Stannard of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Ralph Oropello of Nichols, N.Y. and Albuquerque, N.M.; son and daughter-in-law Steve and Paula Piatt of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Jackie Piatt of Nanticoke, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Cecil Morningstar of Athens; six grandchildren, Shelly Austin of Oxford, Miss., Stephannie Mebane of Wilmington, N.C., Stacey Oropello of Waverly, Tori Oropello of Albuquerque, and Dana and Colin Piatt of Nanticoke, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Kendall, Kassidy and Wesley Austin of Oxford, Miss.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Donna was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey C. Piatt, in 2005, and her former husband, Ralph H. Piatt, in 1997.  Memorials may be directed to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc., 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840-1842, or to Waverly Opera House LTD, P.O. Box 61, Waverly, N.Y., 14892.  Arrangements are under the direction of Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times  7 March 2009.

BROUGHTON - David Alan Broughton, 52, died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. He was the son of Kenneth (Paula) Broughton of Alpine, Wyo. and Robert and Madeline (Maddy) Bartlett of Mansfield. Other survivors include a daughter, Angela Osborn; two grandchildren, Legacy and Lukus Osborn of Boalsburg; brothers, Douglas (Kristin) Broughton of Mansfield, Major Martin (Sarah) Bartlett of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Diane (Jim) West of Wellsboro, Marcia Bartlett of Mansfield; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends of Riverside Park, Blossburg. In accordance with David’s wishes there will be no visitation or service.  Just keep the memories in our heart of a caring and lovable person. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009

BRYCE - Mr. Richard Bryce 'R.B.' Learn, age 80, of Thompson Street, PO Box 275, Laceyville, PA. and of 729 53rd Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL., died early Friday morning, March 6, 2009 at the Bayfront Medical Center, in St Petersburg, FL.  R.B. was born in Laceyville, PA. on Jan. 9, 1929, the son of the late George W. and Euphrasia Wilbur Learn. Growing up in Laceyville, R.B., owned and operated an appliance store, and was an Insurance Agent in Laceyville for many years.  Surviving is his wife, Vergie Baker Learn, of St. Petersburg and Laceyville, two sons, Gregory R. (Heidi) Learn, of Seminole, FL., and Jeffrey J. Learn of Port Orange, FL.; and a daughter Larice C. (Justin) McCann, of New Castle, DE.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Ronald G. Learn, of Laceyville, PA. and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services and calling hours will be at a later date, at the convenience of the family at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, in Auburn Center, PA.
A more complete obituary with the announcement of the memorial service and calling hours will be in a future edition of the newspaper.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review, 7 March, 2009

CHAMBERLAIN Ella
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., October 7, 1908, Pg 1
This is an abstract of a very long obit:
In the evening of the first day of August, 1908, Ella C. Andrews, the wife of Francis M. Andrews passed peacefully away at her home near Norwich, North Dakota.  The deceased's maiden name was Ella Chamberlain.  She was born in the Town of Deerfield, Tioga County, PA on the twelfth day of April 1842.  Her early life was spent in the states of PA and NY.  She was married to Francis M. Andrews at her home in tioga Co. on the 19th day of September 1882 and went to reside at his then residence in Sheffield, Iowa.  About three years later Mr Andrews left the state of Iowa and returned to his native state of PA and they together established their home at Marsh Creek, in Tioga County, at which place they resided until the fall of 1900, when they went to North Dakota, settling upon a Government homestead near Norwich, upon which they afterward in 1905 made final proof..... She leaves in addition to her acquaintances and friends, to mourn her loss: her husband, Francis M. Andrews; F. M. Andrews, Jr;  Fannie M. Andrews, all of Norwich.  F. B. Andrews, Esq. of Bowbells and R. M. Andrews, Esq. of Minot, North Dakota.  Interred in the cemetery at Surrey, North Dakota.  [I believe has 2 errors: first being marriage year and second, Wisconsin instead of Iowa]

CHRZANOWSKI - Mrs. Helen Ottaviani, age 89, of Mildred, Pa. died peacefully on Feb. 23, 2009 at the home of her son Richard in Hernando, Fla.  Helen was born in Scranton, Pa. on Dec. 4, 1919, a daughter of the late Constantine & Josephine Yazyna Chrzanowski. Her parents moved to Lopez soon after, and she graduated from the Lopez High School. She married Julius Ottaviani of Mildred on Jan. 7, 1939. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before his passing on Oct. 22, 2007.  Helen was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. and was a member of St. Basil - St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society.  She worked as a clerk for the former Ben Franklin Store in Dushore, Pa. and was also the manager of the Ben Franklin in Mansfield, Pa. She was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and crocheting afghans. She was very involved with the Democrat Party and helped with meal on wheels for several years. She enjoyed her cottage on the Susquehanna every summer where she had a vegetable and flower garden.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law: Richard and Anita Ottaviani of Hernando, Fla., Robert and Rose Ottaviani of Camptown, Pa., Randy and Wilda Ottaviani of East Smithfield, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law: Regina Ottaviani and John Mastropaolo Silver Spring, Md.; brothers: John Chrzanowski of Carmichael, Calif.; and Bernard (Alice) Chrzanowski of Apalachin, N.Y.; sisters: Eleanor Grandinetti of Murraytown, Pa., Tess Vickers of Carmichael, Calif., Yvonne (John) Evangelisti Mildred, Pa.; brothers-in-law: George Ottaviani of Elmira, Pa.; Anthony (Jo Ann) Ottaviani of Binghamton, N.Y.; sisters-in-law: Madeline Rogers of Charleston, S.C.; Shirley Chrzanowski of Mildred, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers: Francis "Chet" Chrzanowski on May 30, 1971 and Edward Chrzanowski on Feb. 17, 1997 and a sister, Wanda Andrewlavage.  A Transferal Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3:00 P.M. by members of St. Basil-St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials are directed to the Mildred Fire Company, P.O. Box 147, Mildred, Pa. 18632.   RHW. Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb. 2009.  Sayre Morning Times  26 Feb. 2009.

COPP Justin M.
Age 25, of Monroeton, PA, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. Calling hours Sunday, March 8, noon to 2 p.m. Memorial service at 2 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/4/2009

DAVIES Dean C.
Age 75, of Westlake St. and formerly of Ridge Rd., Horseheads, died after a lengthy illness at home surrounded by his family on Wed., March 4, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Norma (Robbins) Davies; sons and daughters, John (Carolyn) Davies of Elmira, NY, Jeffery Davies of Horseheads, NY, Diane (Michael) Boney of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Denise (Christopher) Sofia of Charlotte, NC; Brenda Davies of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Michelle (Jack) Wright, Lori Davies, Jeffrey, Jr., and Danielle Davies, Bryan Ahrens and Kristen Ahrens and Sarah Sofia; brothers, Larry (Rose) Davies of Elmira, NY, David (Irene) North Lauderdale, FL; sisters, Ruth Rhode of Elmira, NY and Gail (Bob) Blanchard of Wellsburg, NY. Dean was also predeceased by his son, David; and daughter-in-law, Sheila. Dean was a longtime Horseheads Resident and the former owner and operator of Davies and Sons Concrete Walls. He was a veteran of the US Army and member of the American Legion and V.F.W. It was Dean's request there be no prior calling hours or service. His family will receive relatives and friends for an informal gathering at the Horseheads American Legion, Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads on Sat., March 7, 2009, from 2-4:00 p.m. His interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Flowers are graciously declined and those wishing can remember Dean with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/5/2009

DAYTON - L. Lang Dayton, 92, of 10 Mix Ave., Towanda, Pa., died Thursday evening, Feb. 26, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Lang was born March 4, 1916, in Towanda, Pa., the son of George V. Dayton Sr. and Alice Lang Dayton. He graduated from Towanda High School class of 1934, where he captained the football and basketball teams and set a high-jump record that held for 27 years. Lang graduated from the University of Virginia in 1938, where he captained the track team and ran the record-breaking shuttle relay team in the 1938 Penn Relays. At the university, he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity, the Raven Society and Beta Gamma Honor Society. In 1938, after graduation, he joined the family businesses, Dayton Milling Company and Fox Chase Farms in Towanda until retiring in 1980. During these years he served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Towanda and on the Towanda Borough Council. An Eagle Scout as a youth, he later was honored with the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the General Sullivan Council of the Boy Scouts. Lang was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, the Towanda Country Club, the Quarry Glen Club and the South Mountain Hunting Club. He resided in Naples, Fla., for almost 20 years, where he was a member of the Country Club of Naples and the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. He also served as a volunteer for the Conservancy of Naples. Lang was married to Jean MacLaren for 47 years until her death in 1986. In 1987 he married his present wife, Esther VanDerlyke Dayton, who survives him.  Survivors also include his son, Dr. Lang M. Dayton of Redding, Calif., and a daughter, Dr. Nancy E. Dayton of Germantown, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jeff Dayton, Todd Dayton, Dr. Mark Herron and Deborah Malone; and five great-grandchildren, Ellie Herron, Vivian Herron, Andrew Malone, Margaret Malone and Simone Dayton. Also surviving are two stepsons, Wayne (Sandra) VanDerlyke and David (Melba) VanDerlyke; step-grandsons Dr. David S. VanDerlyke, Peter VanDerlyke, Nicholas VanDerlyke and D. Reed VanDerlyke; five step-great-grandchildren; nieces Lisa Dayton and Laurie MacLaren Ludwig; and nephew Jamie MacLaren.  He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, George V. Dayton Jr. and Donald (Kyke) Dayton; nephew Donald Dayton; and sister-in-law Maxine Dayton..  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday March 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA, or to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848, in L. Lang Dayton's memory. -  Towanda Daily Review on 2/28/2009

DELOVICH -  Dorothy M. Pirritano, a 40-year resident of Lionville (Chester County, Pa.), died of lung cancer, Feb. 20, 2009, at the Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester.   She was admitted to the Chester County Hospital on Feb. 13, and transferred to the Hospice Feb. 18. On Feb. 12, she observed her 75th birthday.  Dorothy was born at home in Lopez, Pa,, the eldest daughter of Conrad and Sue Huray Delovich.  A 1951 graduate of Cherry Township H.S., she was a homemaker throughout her married life with a brief exception of several years while her daughter attended college.  She was a dedicated gardener with a "green thumb," finding much enjoyment tending to her flowers throughout the seasons.  A superb seamstress, as was her mother, Dorothy was able to make many items, and could repair any garment that was presented to her. She was particularly proud to have been able to participate in a project for Chester County Hospital, converting drapery material into heart-shaped pillows, given to cardiac patients on their discharge from the hospital.  A long-time member and past president of the Lionville Village League, she also volunteered in the Meals on Wheels program in the Exton area, and was a member of the Chic Chapeaux, the local chapter of Red Hats. But above all, she was a devoted grandmother to her grandsons.  Surviving are husband of nearly 50 years, Roy; daughter, Susan, and son in-law, Scott Aharonian of Bowmansville, Lancaster County; and grandsons, Adam and Alex. Her sister Marian Hubiak resides in Essex Md.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at St Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with Father Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. St. Francis is the church where Dorothy and Roy were married.  Interment will be private at SS Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lopez. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1857 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 25 Feb. 2009.

DUNBAR - Strait  Marjorie E. (Strait) Stahl, 79, of Hanlon Hill in Ridgebury Township, Pa., died Jesus on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa.  She was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Hunlock Creek, Pa., the daughter of the late Murray Russell Strait Sr. and Maude (Cragle) Smith-Strait.  Many folks will remember she was the first to open a personal care home for the elderly, the Butler Home, in the area in 1966.  Marjorie loved the Lord. She first became a Christian and was baptized by Pastor Kelvin Jones of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church in the early 1990s. When she was unable to attend church she was a faithful watcher of the "Hour of Power" with Dr. Robert Schuller and was an avid Bible reader.  Marjorie's focus throughout life was the caring of family and friends. Some of her favorite times were spent cooking for Sunday dinners and the frequent parties she liked to have. She loved all of her family, her grandsons and her dog Sassy.  Marjorie's family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dick Janowsky of Hanlon Hill in Ridgebury Township, Pa.; grandsons, James Richard Janowsky and fianceé Martine Torchon, Daniel Ryan Janowsky, Randy David Strait and wife Jodi with daughter Kristina, and Brian James Strait and son Derrick; her brother, Glen Strait and wife Sue; her sister, Edna Mae Sorber; her sisters-in-law, Betty Jean Strait, Sylvia Strait and Anna Smith; her stepchildren, Ford Butler and wife Lois, Steven Butler and wife Hazel, Pat Butler and Lori, and Roxanne Smith; several nieces and nephews; her special friends including Judy, Mart, Bev, Marilyn and Linda; all her personal care aides; her pen pals Rose and Chrissy; and her canine companion, Sassy.  Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Seth D. Cragle; her second husband, James F. Butler; her third husband, Julius Stahl; her brothers, Murray Russell Strait Jr., Leroy "Bick" Strait, Lloyd Thompson Strait and wife Adelaide, and George Smith; her brothers-in-law, Simon Wildoner, Francis Burns and William Sorber; a special niece, Diane Wildoner Keiper; and a special nephew, Robert "Bobby" Strait.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. The memorial service to honor Marjorie's life will be held at 5 p.m. on March 28 at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike Gillett, PA 16925.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Rewiew 1, March 2009.

DUNBAR - Loving wife, mother and grandmother Shirley Greenough, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Friday evening, Feb. 27, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor.  Shirley Belle was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Elmira Heights, N.Y., the last of five children born in the family of the late Frank J. and Lena (Kellogg) Dunbar. She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1942.  She served as Bradford County auditor for several years until retirement. In earlier years, Shirley worked as secretary for the public defender's office in Bradford County. She was very active with the Republican Women and served as committee chairperson for Springfield Township.  Shirley's main interest in life encompassed her love for church, family and home. She was a devoted member of Big Pond's United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Greenough will be remembered as being very involved with the county and enjoyed her various jobs throughout life at the Bradford County Courthouse.  Surviving are her beloved husband of 66 years, Robert Sr.; children, Debra K. Guinan of White Hall, Pa., Vicki Joy Greenough of Columbia Cross Roads, Robert Jr. (Shirley) Greenough of Big Pond and Tim Greenough of Sylvania, Pa.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.  In keeping with Shirley's wishes, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be private.  Memorials in Mrs. Greenough's name may be made to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, C/O 205 Redington Ave. Troy, PA 16947.  The Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Rewiew 1, March 2009.

DUNLEAVY - Mary L. Scianni, age 85, of Corning, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Corning Hospital. She was born on December 17, 1923 in Corning, the daughter of the late John M. and Mary (Gilmartin) Dunleavy. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Scianni in 1973.  Mary was a communicant of All Saints Parish in Corning and retired from Corning, Inc in 1983 with over 55 years of service. She was a member of Big Flats American Legion Auxiliary and the Corning Moose. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, sister-in-law, Lovella C. Dunleavy, and a special family friend, Mrs. Edwin (Dorothy) Batchelder. Mary also has many cousins in Ireland and in the local Corning area. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Nelson, and brothers, John J. and James J. Dunleavy.  It was Mary's wish that there be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the All Saints Memorial Fund, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or the Corning Food Pantry, 35 West William Street, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home.

EBERLY - SHANNON, Brenda Kay
Age 46, of Middlebury Center, PA, died February 26, 2009. Brenda was born August 23, 1962, the daughter of Titus Eberly and the late Ada Bicher Eberly. Surviving are her father and stepmother, two sons, four brothers, two sisters, and her significant other. Friends and family are invited to Brenda's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2009

FELDHAUS - PARMER, Pauline Feldhaus
Age 75 of Bakercrest Home for the Elderly and Pine City, NY, peacefully left this earth on February 27, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy V. Parmer and leaves behind a daughter, Parnilla, and her partner, Mark Reep; a grandson, Troy Jordan Carpenter; a granddaughter, Mariah Grace and husband, Joshua Cain. Pauline is also survived by siblings, Louis, Florence, Kenneth and James; an aunt, Midge Setters; and several cousins, nieces and nephews all of Kentucky; and by very dear friends, Ira and Julia Heyward and family of Pine City; Alex and Eleanor Boesen and family of Pine City, and Pauline's Bakercrest family. In early life, Pauline was an expert marksman and a semi-pro softball player. She was an art lover and collector who preserved the work and memory of her husband's uncle, local artist, J. Lars Hoftrup and other artists of his day. Pauline was a friend and defender of nature who planted many of the trees that grace her Pine City neighborhood today. She believed in personal liberty, community, and equality for all people. She encouraged children, her own and others, to excel, to learn their individual strengths and to be unafraid to pursue their passions. A favorite song by Carl Davis speaks of Pauline's love of her native Kentucky: "Kentucky you are the dearest land outside of heaven to me. Kentucky, your laurel and your Redbud trees.
When I die, I want to rest upon a graceful mountain so high. For this is where God will look for me."  We will miss her.  It was Pauline's request that there be no calling hours. The family will have a gathering of family and friends take place at a later time. Pauline's ashes will be returned to East Bend Kentucky for burial in the East Bend Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2009

FOWLER Robert J.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 60, of W. Miller St., died unexpectedly March 1, 2009 at home. He was born November 19, 1948 in Brooklyn to the late Bert and Sarah Petrone Fowler. Survived by loving wife, Jeannine Blaker Fowler; daughters, Winifred Lucille Fowler, at home, Colleen (Charles) Tice, Kimberly Stoddard (Andrew Penfield); stepsons, Roger Coil (Jen Talmage), Anthony Coil (Jen Nichols) and Christopher Coil (Crystal Walborn); grandchildren, Daved, Katherine and James Tice, Xavier, Giovanni, Colten Spencer and Ethan Fowler, R. J. Coil, Cory Gleason, Kaylynn, Alanah and Mason Coil and Kyle Walborn; sister and brother, Kathleen Fowler, Kenneth (Karen) Fowler; stepsisters, Kathy (Delbert) Beach, Ann Cooper; many special in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; many relatives also in NYC; close friends, James and Becky Crumley. Also predeceased by his brother, James; stepsister, Shirley Hodencamp; and first wife, Loretta Porter Fowler. He worked for The Dept. of Corrections NYC, Elmira College, and was a driver for decades for Totem Taxi, Glider Taxi, Courtesy Cab, and D&T Transportation, and too many second jobs to mention. He loved to watch TV, and was a great fan of pro wrestling. He was passionate about his black powder rifles. He was a member of the Pine City Sportsmen Club, and a Life Member of the NRA. He proudly served in the Navy. Friends and family are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a celebration of remembrance (dish to pass) at the V.F.W. on Keefe St. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Flowers are appreciated, or donations may be directed either to help defray funeral costs, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/4/2009

HARRIS - Skylar Allen Harris, infant son of Brian and Stephanie (Millard) Harris of Newport News, Va., took the stairway to heaven in the early afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.  In addition to his parents he his survived by his brother Ryan and sisters, Hallie and JewLeigha at home in Newport News; maternal grandparents, Cindy and Larry Barto of Towanda; maternal great grandfather Charles Rubert of Towanda; paternal grandparents, Richard and Betty Harris of Stevensville, paternal great-grandmother Dotty Harris of Wyalusing; aunts and uncles, Tonia and Mike Irish of Athens and Marvin Harris and Sue Camp of Wyalusing; and several additional great aunts, great uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his infant brothers Jordan and Lukah; infant sister JorjiAnne; maternal great-grandmother Milly Rubert and paternal great-grandfather George Harris.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave , Newport News , VA. 23608.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb. 2009.

HAVEN Richard S.
Age 73, of Sun City, AZ formerly of the Elmira and Troy area died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, Arizona following a brave battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to call 1 to 2 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the Austinville Union Church. His funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM with Reverend Ken Marple officiating. Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Richard was born May 27, 1935 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA son of the late Sterling B. and Edna Louise (Wolfe) Haven. Richard received his Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield University and then his Masters Degree in Education from Cornell University. He was also certified in Administration. He began his teaching career in 1958 at Parley Coburn School in Elmira, NY. Richard then transferred to Southside High School where he taught English and later worked in Administration until his retirement in 1993. Richard took an active role in education. He was involved with the Southside High School Yearbook as their advisor and also served many classes as their class advisor. He loved teaching and held a deep admiration for his students. Richard was a former deacon of First Presbyterian Church in Elmira. He was a member of the Sun City Prides, The Gideons International and Grace Bible Church in Sun City, AZ, and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Survivors include his wife Evangeline M. "Van" Haven of Sun City, AZ, stepdaughter, Kathy M. VanDooser and spouse, Bill Vinhage of Bradenton, FL, stepson, Ross VanDooser of Knightdale, NC, his sister, Evelyn A. and Dennis Woodard of Penn Yan, NY, his brother H. Dean and Nancy Haven of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, step-grandchildren, Kurt Vinhage and Paul Vinhage, several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents and his sister Alice L. Corcoran predeceased Richard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard's memory to the Grace Bible Church, 19280 North 99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85373 or the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2009

HEASLEY - David R. Heasley, 53. of Waverly, died Thursday, Feburary 19, 2009, at his home.  Born March 2, 1955 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Marie Estella (Stone) and Alfred C. Heasley. David was also predeceased by his sisters; Diana Healsey, Anna Price, Norma Jean Guiles, and his brother Charles Healsey.  David lived in the Valley for the last two years. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and was a U.S. Veteran of the Marine Corps serving in the 1970’s/ David was an avid model builder, enjoyed leather working and whittling, known especially for his hand made walking sticks and canes.  He is survived by his brothers; Thomas (Bonnie) Heasley, of Ulster, Alfred Heasley of Calif., and Roger Heasley of La., his sisters Phyllis (Norman) Bell, of Nichols, and Donna Anderson of Texas. David is also survived by two special nephews, Albert (Mary) Briggs of Gillett, and Allan Briggs of Ulster as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y.

HOWER - Andrew Hower, 54, of Montrose, PA died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 2, 1954 in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Alfreda (Staviski) Hower and Edward Hower, Sr. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his companion, Jodi Clark of Montrose; sons, Andrew Hower, Jr., Adam Hower and A.J. Hower; daughters, Amy Hower, Lee Ann Hower, Amber Shemanski and Jade Hower; several grandchildren; sisters, Susan Bialko and Mary Ellen Domanshinski, both of Glen Lyon, Kathy Szychowski, Cindy Hower and Tina Bralccyk, all of Nanticoke, and a brother, John Hower of Lehighton. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Edward, Jr., Richard and Philip Hower and sisters, Patty and Nancy Hower.  Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 5, 2009

HULSLANDER Louise Francis, 88, formerly of Johnson City and Owego, NY, died on Thursday, February 12, 2009. There will be a memorial service on Monday, February 16, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Hilltop Retirement Community, 286 Deyo Hill Rd., Johnson City. A Celebration of Life service is being planned for sometime this summer. Should friends desire memorials, please send to the Owego Methodist Church, 261 Main St., Owego, N.Y. 13827.  Louise was born May 1, 1920, in Owego to Charles and Nellie Hulslander. After graduating from Owego High School in 1937, she attended and graduated from Fredonia in 1941 with a major in music. She married Harold Francis in August, 1941. A talented piano player, she taught piano lessons to many children for many years and served as church organist in several Methodist churches. Louise was a loving, kind, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who dedicated her life to family and friends. She always had a smile and brought joy to all that had the privilege to know her. In addition to her love of music, she was an avid reader. While Louise lived in several places, Owego and Mahopac, N.Y., Fort Myers, Fla., and Johnson City, she always called the Methodist church her spiritual home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harold Eugene Francis. She is survived by her children, daughter, Gail and Ron Perrin, Chenango Bridge; sons, Gary and Margie Francis, Raleigh, N.C., Mark and Margaret Francis, San Antonio, Tex., and Bill and Barbara Francis, Colleyville, Tex.; 11 grandchildren, Jim and Wendy Perrin, Binghamton, Bill Perrin, Fairfax, Va., Tom Perrin and Julia Hendry, Chicago Ill., Meghan and Anthony Amitrano, Raleigh, N.C., Shannon and Sean Bird, Charlotte, N.C., Kimberly Francis, Katelyn Francis, and Kyle Francis, all of San Antonio, Tex., Abby and John Hatfield, Hurst, Tex., Bryan Francis, Hurst, Tex., Jonathan Francis, College Station, Tex.; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin Perrin, Chicago, Emma Brooks and Joseph Cullen Amitrano, Raleigh, N.C., Lena and Andrew Bird, Charlotte, N.C. Arrangements are by the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson. RHW.  Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY.

KIMMEL - Sandra J McCloskey of Williamsport died on Saturday Feb. 21, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was a life long Williamsport resident. Sandra was an employee of Shop Vac.  She was an avid NASCAR and NHRA fan and enjoyed crossword and word find puzzles. She was also a devoted fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Sienna.  Sandra is pre-deceased by her father William D. Smith and her grandmother Doris Kimmel. She will be sadly missed by her children Jason McCloskey and his fiancé' Tanya Tompkins and Jamie Weaver and her fiancé David Burkhart II all of Williamsport as well as her grandchildren Sienna, David and yet to be born Zachary.  She is also survived by her long time companion Lonnie Dangle of Williamsport, her mother Dolores Smith of Granville Summit, her siblings Lori Beach and her husband John of Granville Summit, Robert Boehmer and his wife Lee of Williamsport and Chris Boehmer and his wife Melanie of South Williamsport as well as many nieces and nephews and her dog "Schnapps".  Family and friends are invited to Sandra's "Life Celebration" on Wednesday at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home 500 West 4th Street in Williamsport from 10-11 a.m. Her service will begin at 11 a.m. and her interment will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donation in her memory can be made to the Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb. 2009.

KLENKE - EDELMANN, Irmgard
Of Stoney Brook Rd., Elmira, NY - Age 78, died peacefully at her home on Friday, February 27, 2009. Irmgard was born in Rinteln, Germany on October 21, 1930, the daughter of the late Josef and Helene Klenke. Irmgard is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ernst; her son, Karl-Ernst, (who donated a kidney to her in 1998) with his wife Nancy, and her son, Peter with his wife Jessica. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Paula and Kay; grandchildren, Erni and his wife Joy Janosch; Paul, Alex, Gabi, Katarina, as well as one great-grandson, Joseph. She will be sadly missed by her brothers-in-law, Heinz and Werner and their families from Germany; and her good friend, Ursula Klemme. Irmgard and her husband Ernst immigrated to the United States in October of 1955 based on her desire. For the first 14 days, Irmgard and Ernst stayed with her Aunt Kaethe Mumme and family at their farm in Lockwood, NY, where they were given help to start their new life in America. Her surviving cousins are Carol, Gerry, Girlie and Helen with their families. In November 1956, Karl-Ernst and Peter came from Germany with Irmgard's parents to join them. The family settled in Sayre, PA where both Irmgard and Ernst worked for Sayre Lingerie from late October 1955 until February 1962. In February 1962, Irmgard and her family became citizens of the United States. She then moved to Elmira with her husband and children. In Elmira she worked in accounting with the Chemung Canal Trust Co., then as manager of the Elmira College Bookstore, and finally as the private secretary to Dr. Ralph Murray, President of Elmira College. From 1962 until 1994, Irmgard also supported, encouraged and counseled her husband's work at the Arnot Realty Corporation. Irmgard had a deep love of books, animals, nature and history. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Services, conducted by the Dr. Reverend Betsy Crimmins will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street, Elmira, NY 14905 at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Music will be provided by Susan Amisano and Charlotte Cook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irmgard's memory to the First Presbyterian Church, the Chemung County SPCA, Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or a local charity of your choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/2/2009 - 3/5/2009

KOSS - Jennie Helen Czerwonka, formerly of Athens, Pa., and Laporte, Pa., went to be with our Lord on March 6, 2009, at Saint Mary's Hospital, Langhorne, Pa.  She was born on June 13, 1926, to William and Antonina Mycek Koss in Manayunk, Pa.  She enjoyed her life and her hobbies, which included knitting, crocheting and photography. Bus trips with EMTA were always fun for her.  She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony, in 1983; brother William, in 2005; sister Dorothy Mack, in 1981; and brothers-in-law Stephen Mack, in 1979, and Joseph Besherwor, in 1986.  Surviving are her daughters, Andrea (Thomas) McDonough of Penndel, Pa., Kathleen Cartwright of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Patricia (Bruce) Benish of Litchfield, Pa; grandchildren, Todd (Jeanine) McDonough and Kristy and Colleen McDonough of Penndel, Johnnie Cartwright of Port St. Lucie, Rhiannon (Josimar) Osorio of Port St. Lucie, Jeffrey Benish of Litchfield, Pa., and Michelle Benish of Stillwater, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Conner, Jude and Hailey McDonough of Penndel; sister, Clara Besherwor of Stowe, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Koss of Pottstown, Pa.; brother-in-law, Chester (Pat) Czerwonka of Florida; and Loretta Haynes of Florida and Helen Czerwonka of Hatboro. Several nieces and nephews also mourn her. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the James O. Bradley Funeral Home, 260 Belleview Ave., Penndel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 226 Belleview Ave., Penndel. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.  RHW.  Towanda Dailey Review, 8 March 2009.

LABARGE - CHEVALIER, Alice Rose
Age 82, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2009, after an extended illness. Born in 1926, Alice Rose grew up in Springfield, MA, the daughter of Charles and Alice Laberge. After graduation, she worked for a time as a switchboard operator and then moved to Swanton, Vermont, where at age 20, she married Lawrence Chevalier upon his return from WWII. As a young Vermont mother, Alice was active in her church and in school activities of her children, taking special pride in teaching them to read and to love books. During a brief period in Staunton, VA, and then later in Glens Falls, NY, she began a personally rewarding career as medical secretary and spent many years at Glens Falls Hospital as OR secretary. Widowed in 1975, she began to explore her own interests: studying painting, exhibiting her watercolors work, enjoying her quilting circle, volunteering with the Aids Action committee, returning to college in her fifties to study the history of the Civil War, and constantly reading, constantly learning. Becoming a grandmother in 1981, Alice discovered the true calling of her life: sharing her passions with her beloved little girls - museum afternoons, art projects, tea parties, or simply feeding ducks. In 1994, she enthusiastically gave up the life she had built for herself in Glens Falls and moved to Boston to help raise her infant granddaughter, relishing the full-time role and immersing herself in school activities. In 2004, Alice lost her daughter Christine to cancer, and her strength throughout the lengthy illness was an inspiration. The following year, she moved to Horseheads, NY, but soon endured too many illnesses to count. Visits from granddaughters always revived her spirits, and she loved the company of her "boys:" Freddy the German Shepherd and Panda Bear, a bad-tempered cat. Alice is survived by her sister, Beverly LeGault, Hudson Falls, NY; brother, Charles (Chieko) Laberge, Honolulu, HI; and her children, son, Marc (Deborah) Chevalier, Horseheads, NY, their children, granddaughters, Amber, Pittsburgh, PA, and Rosie, Ithaca, NY; daughter, Carol Chevalier and granddaughter, Rose, Horseheads, NY; daughter, Celeste (Frank) Amatangelo, Clifton Park, NY, their children, granddaughters, Chrissy, Falls Church, VA, and Michelle, Arlington, VA. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, John LeGault, in 1997. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Private internment will be at the convenience of the family. In sunnier weather, friends and family will be invited to a music party to celebrate her life in the manner she enjoyed. Alice loved children. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, the Arctic League of Elmira, NY, or any charity of your choice that benefits children. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/24/2009 - 2/25/2009

LANDY - June D. Landy-Benckini, 42, of Millerton, Tioga County and formerly of Coopersburg [Bucks County], died Tuesday [March 3, 2009] in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. She was comforted by her fiancé Roger Reiss with whom she resided with when she passed. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Paul B. Landy, Sr. and June C. (Magee) Landy. She was a graduate of Palisades High School and Upper Bucks Technical School where she studied Cosmetology. She worked as a Cosmetologist at various businesses and also for Lemmon Pharmaceutical and Pennfield Precision Inc. June was a member of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown and also a member of Coopersburg Fire Company Social Club and the Beethovan Waldheim, Leithsville. Survivors: She was a very loving mother to her daughter Angela Cressman of Perkasie and her son Nickolas Benckini who resided with her. Other survivors include: her first husband Kevin Cressman; brothers, Paul B. Landy, Jr. and his wife Linda L. of Bethlehem, Mark S. Landy of Allentown; niece, Christine Landy; nephews, Jason and Damian Landy; great nieces, Raven, Summer and Autumn Landy; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, dogs, cats and birds. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Laura V. Landy. Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9 - 10a.m. Saturday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main Street, Hellertown. The service will be at 10a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The interment will conclude services in Union Cemetery of Hellertown. - Allentown Morning Call, 3/5/2009

LOOMIS - Irving N. Loomis, Jr., 81, of Montrose, PA died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1927 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Irving N. Loomis, Sr. and Anna [Lott] Loomis.  He graduated from high school in Springville in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Irving N. Loomis & Sons, in partnership with his father, Irving, Sr. and brother, Rolland until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the Warren Lodge #240 F.&A.M., Montrose, Keystone Consistory, VFW Ayres-Stone Post #5642, the American Legion Gardner- Warner Post #154, Montrose, and the Camp Comfort Hunting Camp in Middletown.  An avid hunter and fisherman, he went on fishing and hunting trips around the world to Alaska, Mongolia, Canada and the continental United States with his brother, Rolland.  Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jean Shaw Loomis of Montrose; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Janet Loomis of Montrose; daughter and son-in-law, Chrisann Loomis Rowe and Edward Rowe of Ashburn, VA; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Krystle and Melanie Loomis, Edward, III and Jameson Rowe; brother, Rolland Loomis, Sr. of Montrose, in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Irving N., Sr. and Anna Loomis; sister-in-law, Marion Loomis, and brothers-in-law, Charles Shaw, Arthur Shaw and Luther Davis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.. The family will greet people after the services on Saturday.  Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascera Care Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or to a charity of one’s choice. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 5, 2009

LOSINGER - Natashia Marie Losinger, 22, of State Route 6, Wellsboro, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. She was born Feb. 14, 1987, in Carlisle, the daughter of Cindy Herman and Luverne Losinger.  Natashia is survived by her mother, Cindy Herman of Middlebury Center; father, Luverne Losinger of Wellsboro; sister, Helena Losinger of Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Lucy Freeman of Carlisle; paternal grandparents, Connie and Luverne Losinger of Carlisle. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ronald Freeman. There will be no viewing. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Ansonia Full Gospel Church, with Pastor Laverne Holliday officiating. If desired, Memorials may be made in her memory to the Ansonia Full Gospel Church. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, March 4, 2009

MANLEY - Helen M. Estep, 85, of Redington Avenue, Troy, Pa., died peacefully Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr, Funeral Home Inc., 100 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.
Helen was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Troy, Pa., daughter of the late L. Paul and Eleanor Knowlden Manley.. She was a graduate of Troy High School and a lifelong Troy resident. Helen was employed for many years by the Troy Area School District and worked in the cafeteria.. Later, she taught and instructed ceramics in her home shop. Her membership included the Troy Church of Christ. Helen liked knitting, crocheting, painting and ceramics.. Her greatest joy came from camping and spending time with her husband and family.. Survivors include: her two sons, Barry Estep and his companion Ruth Lee of Troy, Pa., and John and Nanette Estep of Granville Summit, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth and Earl Ripley of Troy, Pa.; grandchildren Nicholas, Jeremey, Natalie, Christopher and Bethany Estep; great-granddaughter Alana Estep; and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her parents, husband Robert F. Estep, and her three brothers, Edward, Harry and Robert Manley, predeceased Helen. Memorials in Helen's memory are directed to Towanda Skilled Nursing Activities Fund or Towanda Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, c/o Maria Castillo or to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR2 Box 322 Troy, Pa. 16947. - Towanda Daily Review - 3/5/2009

McGAVIN - Mr. Gerald Raymond McGavin, Sr. (Jerry), of PO Box 172, Meshoppen, PA, died at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2009. Born in Kingston on Dec. 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Leo and Grace Agnew McGavin. Growing up in Meshoppen, he was very active on many of the Meshoppen Little League teams. He was also a representative of Meshoppen on the R.T.L. All- Star team, getting to play ball at the Little League World Series field in Williamsport.. Graduating from the Elk Lake High School, McGavin was very active on many of the school’s athletic teams. In his adult years, he enjoyed playing baseball and later softball on many teams around the Meshoppen area. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his many fishing trips to Canada. He was also a member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club and the Meshoppen Fire Company, serving as assistant chief for many years. All of his life, he was employed by Consolidated Rail Corp., where he worked as a foreman for track maintenance.  Surviving are his son, Gerald R. McGavin, Jr. of Meshoppen; a daughter and her husband, Tama and Craig Bogardus of Milford; two stepsons, Douglas and Barbara Davis and Daniel Davis, all of Meshoppen, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Ron McGavin of Spencer, NY; two sisters, Elaine Apgar of Freeville, NY and Virginia (Ginger) Wise of Groton, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Funk. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 3 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Fr. Balaraj V. Chencetty of St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church, officiating.. Interment was in the St. Joachim Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday, March 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Meshoppen Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 118, Meshoppen, PA 18630. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 5, 2009

MEAD Rudolph S. "Bucky"
Age 81, of Horseheads, NY died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira after a lengthy battle with lung cancer and emphysema. Born in Lodi, NY to Edna Mead and Frederick Murphy, he lived much of his life in Union Springs and the Buffalo area. Rudolph served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received an honorable discharge in 1952. He settled in Horseheads, NY in his later years. He retired in 1992 from Consolidated Freightways with 40 years experience as a professional truck driver. Rudolph enjoyed bowling and tinkering around his house, and was a member of American Legion Post 154 in Elmira Heights and Teamsters Retiree Local 529 in Elmira. Rudolph is survived by his two sons, Jeffery (Charisse) and John (Amy Gittens) Mead of Auburn and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Jennifer, Stefani and Austin Mead of Auburn, Mackenzie and Emily Mead of Auburn, Danielle and Erica Fedigan of Auburn, Lexi Salisbury of Auburn, and Richard Salisbury of Elmira Heights. Rudolph is also survived by a sister, Wilma Jean Wiltsie (Jack) of Earlville, NY, a niece, Patricia of Earlville, and a nephew, Richard of Oxford, NY. Rudolph was predeceased by sisters, Eleanor Grover and Marjorie Markel, and former wife Sarah (Sally) Mead.  Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3 to 5 p.m. at Heieck - Pelc Funeral Home, 42 East Genesee Street, Auburn, NY, with funeral services to immediately follow at the funeral home. Spring burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Union Springs, NY at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests donations be made to the American Lung Association. (Mail to: American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004; or Donate online: www.lungusa.org - click on red DONATE link on top of page and follow instructions).   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2009

MORGAN Dahl Gene
Of Elmira died Sunday, March 1, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 66. Dahl was born on May 4, 1942 in Waverly, NY, son of the late Robert Dahl & Olive Miller Morgan. He was employed for many years as a baker at Crystal City Bakers. His many interests included Ham Radio (N2EJW) the Atlanta Braves, NASCAR, playing football and the Jackals. Very patriotic, Dahl was honored by the 56th Battalion for his activities with Echo Taps. Surviving is his loving wife, Sandra Morgan, Elmira and their children, Scott Morgan, VA; Joe Morgan, Elmira; Jeff (Stacy Watkins) Morgan, Painted Post; grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Morgan; brothers, Charles (Donna) Morgan, Sayre, PA; and Brian Morgan.  In honoring his wishes, all services will remain private.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/5/2009

MOYERS Robert A. "Bob" Sr.
Age 63, of Covington, PA, died Wed., Mar. 4, 2009. Visitation Sun., Mar. 8, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services at 8 p.m. Sunday at Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2009

NATICCHI -  Santina Scoblick, 89, a guest at the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa., died Friday at the facility.  Her husband of 56 years is Armine Scoblick. Born in Eynon, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Virginia Taranzelli Naticchi. She attended Jessup schools and was employed in the local garment industry for many years. She was a resident of Sayre for the last six years after moving from Archbald, where she lived for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, and a lifetime member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  Also surviving are: two sons, Joseph Scopelliti and wife Linda and David Scopelliti and wife Nancy, all of Sayre; a brother, Attilio Naticchi and wife Inez, Jessup; four grandchildren, Joseph, Maria, Daniel and Lea Scopelliti; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Patsy Naticchi.  The funeral will be Wednesday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with mass at 9:30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Interment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sayre House, 1001 Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times 23 Feb. 2009.

PRITCHARD - Mrs. Loretta Litzelman, age 95, wife of the late George Litzelman, of Dushore, Pa., died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella, Pa.  Loretta was born in Stroudsburg, Pa., on Feb. 28, 1914, daughter of the late Oren and Almeda Shaffer Prichard. She was raised by her grandparents, who had a farm across from the Litzelman farm in Cherry Township.  She married George A. Litzelman of Dushore, on April 27, 1931. George predeceased her on March 19, 1989, after 57 years of marriage.  She was a homemaker and loved knitting and making crafts and made many doll babies over the years. She enjoyed keeping exotic birds and pets.  Loretta was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  Surviving are; four sons, Gerald (Lois) Litzelman of Orange Park, Fla., Bernard (Elaine) Litzelman of Dushore, Donald (Shirley) Litzelman of Dushore and Gordon (Sandy) Litzelman of Dushore; daughters Mary Jane Trasco of Dushore and Marlene Pardoe of Forksville, Pa.; a son-in-law, Carl Joseph Broschart of Dushore; a sister-in-law, Ann Litzelman of Bryceville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Marie J. Broschart; on Sept. 11, 1973; a son, George Litzelman, on March 3, 2008; a sister, Iva Carson; and a great-grandson, Maximus Litzelman, on Feb. 11, 2008.  A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 9, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Funeral Home.  Members of St. Basil's – St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 6, March 2009.

QUICK - Wanita (Quick) Hibbard, 62, of Rushville, PA, died on Wednesday, Feb.. 25, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Honesdale, PA, to the late Leno Gifford and Kathryn Lydia (Singer) Quick. Surviving are her son, Michael Hibbard of Rushville; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nathan Ramey of Rushville; two grandchildren, Caden and Noah Ramey; sister-in-law, Marilyn Quick of Rushville; aunts, uncles, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church, she loved flower gardening and anything that kept her outside.. She especially loved spending time with her grandkids. A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Pastor Dave Reichard of the Rushville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery. Friends called on the family an hour and a half prior to the service. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 5, 2009

REICHART - Devin Richard Reichart, 18, of Mehoopany, PA died unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at his home. Born June 16, 1990 in Scranton, he was the son of Richard Reichart, Montrose, and Brenda [Wilson] Reichart, Mehoopany. He was involved in Cub Scouts, Men’s Tribal Association and the Awana program in Tunkhannock. Devin was baptized at the Lymanville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Reichart of Mehoopany; father, Richard Reichart of Montrose; maternal grandparents, Paul and June Wilson of Meshoppen; aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. He will join his siblings in heaven and also his paternal grandparents, Bill and Edwina Reichart. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Greeting after the services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to June Wilson, Executor of Devin Reichart Memorial Fund, 51 Warren Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 for family expenses.  - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 26 Feb. 2009

RINKER - Beatrice L. Norton, age 91, died on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the Kingston Commons Nursing Home, in Kingston, Pa.  She was born on July 1, 1917, in Eldredsville, Pa., a daughter of the late Fred and Estelle (Fuller) Rinker.  She was a 1934 graduate of Estella High School.  On July 16, 1934, Beatrice was married to Gordon A. Norton. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2002.  Farming in Elkland for over 68 years provided for her family. Once her children were raised, she worked in the garment industry for Sullcraft and Dushore Lingerie as a seamstress.  Beatrice enjoyed her time spent knitting and watching ball games. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening, and was an avid bird watcher.  She leaves surviving: son: Nevin A. (Maxine) Norton, of Springville, Pa; son: Dennis G. Norton, of Swoyersville, Pa.; by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  She was one of six children, and had three brothers: Fred, Marvin and George; and two sisters: Thelma and Bessie.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son: Gary B. Norton; by a son and daughter-in-law: Duane R. and Jacqueline Norton; and by a grandson: Gary Scott Norton.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa.  Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 2 p.m., with Pastor John Shaffer, officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to an area Hospice Agency in memory of Mrs. Beatrice L. Norton.   Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb. 2009.

ROOT - LEAHY, Lucile I.
Age 90, formerly of Elmira, NY, and Stuart, FL, died peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2009. She is reunited with her loving husband, Ainsworth "Blackie" Leahy who predeceased her May 2006. Predeceased also by her parents, George and Lula Root; brother, (Harold); and sisters, (Leona, Geraldine (Gege) and Georgia). She was born in Elmira, NY. Lucile was co-owner of Leahy's Home Fair in West Elmira and retired to Florida in 1982. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Dokuchitz of Juno Beach, FL, Sandra (Ron) King of Gay, GA, Helen (Jerry) Rosplock of Endicott, NY, Kay Carmody of Stamford, CT; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Sun and Star Units at Hilltop Campus of United Methodist Homes for the wonderful care and compassion that was shown to "Lucy" during her stay there. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua, 306 Odell Ave., Endicott, NY 13760. Charitable donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central NY, or a charity of one's choice. Caring assistance is being provided by Barber Memorial Home, Inc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009

SEAFOSS - Lodeska A. Hunsinger, 79, of RR2, Laceyville, Pa., Indian Hill, Tuscarora Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, following a lengthy illness.  Born on Sept. 3, 1929 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Irma Brown Searfoss. She was raised in the Black area and graduated from Ulster High School. She had lived in Ulster and Towanda earlier in life and Tuscarora Twp. after her marriage to Richard Hunsinger.  Mrs. Hunsinger had been employed by Bradford County for many years and had served four terms as county auditor. She also was the coordinator and treasurer of the Endless Mountains Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing.  Survivors include her husband, Richard Hunsinger; brothers and sister-in-law, Lee Searfoss and his wife, Betty, Newville, Larry Searfoss of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Hunsinger on Jan. 2, 1990.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, at a later date and will be announced.  Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA.  RHW.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier 26 Feb 2009.

SMITH -  Sandra J McCloskey of Williamsport died on Saturday Feb. 21, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was a life long Williamsport resident. Sandra was an employee of Shop Vac.  She was an avid NASCAR and NHRA fan and enjoyed crossword and word find puzzles. She was also a devoted fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Sienna.  Sandra is pre-deceased by her father William D. Smith and her grandmother Doris Kimmel. She will be sadly missed by her children Jason McCloskey and his fiancé' Tanya Tompkins and Jamie Weaver and her fiancé David Burkhart II all of Williamsport as well as her grandchildren Sienna, David and yet to be born Zachary.  She is also survived by her long time companion Lonnie Dangle of Williamsport, her mother Dolores Smith of Granville Summit, her siblings Lori Beach and her husband John of Granville Summit, Robert Boehmer and his wife Lee of Williamsport and Chris Boehmer and his wife Melanie of South Williamsport as well as many nieces and nephews and her dog "Schnapps".  Family and friends are invited to Sandra's "Life Celebration" on Wednesday at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home 500 West 4th Street in Williamsport from 10-11 a.m. Her service will begin at 11 a.m. and her interment will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donation in her memory can be made to the Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review 24 Feb. 2009.

STRAIT - STAHL, Marjorie E. (Strait)
Age 79, of Hanlon Hill in Ridgebury Twp., PA, died Jesus on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., PA. She was born on January 1, 1930 in Hunlock Creek, PA, the daughter of the late Murray Russell Strait, Sr. and Maude (Cragle) Smith-Strait. Many folks will remember she was the first to open a personal care home for the elderly, the Butler Home, in the area in 1966. Marjorie loved the Lord. She first became a Christian and was baptized by Pastor Kelvin Jones of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church in the early 1990's. When she was unable to attend church she was a faithful watcher of the "Hour of Power" with Dr. Robert Shuler and was an avid Bible reader. Marjorie's focus throughout life was the caring of family and friends. Some of her favorite times were spent cooking for Sunday dinners and the frequent parties she liked to have. She loved all of her family, her grandsons, and her dog Sassy. Marjorie's family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dick Janowsky of Hanlon Hill in Ridgebury Twp., PA, grandsons; James Richard Janowsky and fiancé Martine Torchon, Daniel Ryan Janowsky, Randy David Strait and wife Jodi with daughter Kristina, and Brian James Strait and son Derrick, her brother Glen Strait and wife Sue, her sister Edna Mae Sorber, her sisters-in-law Betty Jean Strait, Anna Smith, and Sylvia Strait, her step children Ford Butler and wife Lois, Steven Butler and wife Hazel, Pat Butler and Lori, and Roxanne Smith, several nieces and nephews, her special friends including: Judy, Mart, Bev, Marilyn, Linda, all her personal care aides, and her pen pals Rose and Chrissy, and canine companion Sassy. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Seth D. Cragle, her second husband James F. Butler, her third husband Julius Stahl, her brothers; Murray Russell Strait, Jr., Leroy "Bick" Strait, Lloyd Thompson Strait and wife Adelaide, and George Smith, her special niece Diane Wildoner Keiper, and special nephew Robert "Bobby" Strait. Family and friends are welcome to call from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Marjorie's life will be held at 5:00 PM on March 28th at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Crandall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike Gillett, PA 16925.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/27/2009 - 2/28/2009

SYLVESTER - Herbert L. Sylvester, 93, of Binghamton, passed peacefully on February 23, 2009 following a period of declining health. Herb is survived by his devoted daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Art Hilliard; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a nephew. He was born on April 25, 1915 in Elmira Heights, N.Y., and was predeceased by his parents, Lucy (Rose) Sylvester and Io VanKurin; and his loving wife of 68 years, Josephine (Clair) Sylvester. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy and in his early years was an employee of GLF in Newark Valley. In 1949 he and Josephine established, built and operated the Newark Valley Bowling Center until their "retirement" in 1966. During those years he was also a school bus driver for the Newark Valley Central School system, assisted Neil MacPherson at the funeral home and was actively involved in sports. He umpired basketball, football and baseball games and also enjoyed participating in games. Herb and Josephine also resided in So. Waverly, Pa. where he was employed by the Strohman Bakery Co.
Friends are invited to a period of visitation at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley on Friday, February 27th, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y. at 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Herb's memory may be directed to the Northern Tioga Youth League, PO Box 575, Newark Valley, N.Y. 13811.  RHW.  Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin.

VAN ZILE - WATSON Margaret J.
Age 75, formerly of Cowanesque, PA, died January 13, 2009. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 555 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 p.m.

VICKERY - Suzanne Elizabeth Vickery Albers, born Sept. 20, 1941, in Elmira, N.Y., died on Feb. 28, 2009, in her home in Atlanta, Ga.  Suzanne, the daughter of Gerald and Emma Vickery, grew up in Troy, Pa., alongside her brother, Gerald "Jerry" Vickery, and sister, Carolyn (Carol) Vickery Kilborn. Suzanne "Susie" cheered her way through Troy High School, graduating in 1959.   Suzanne's career goals took her from her beloved Troy, to Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband, Darwin "Al" Albers. They were married for 34 years until Al's passing in 2001.  Suzanne lived throughout the country, and abroad as a loving military wife, and mother to Kim and DeeAnn. They settled in the Atlanta area upon Al's retirement. Her greatest retreat, however, was the time she spent with family and friends at Mountain Lake, in Pennsylvania.  Suzanne was highly regarded for her outgoing personality, positive attitude, friendliness, love of caring for children, and devotion to her family. Whether walking her dog, Sophie, or buying her Starbucks coffee, Suzanne never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Suzanne is survived by her daughters, Kim Albers and DeeAnn Rogers, and her granddaughter, Grace Rogers, all of Atlanta; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sally Vickery of Troy; brother-in-law Dean Kilborn of Canton, Pa.; nephews and nieces, William "Bill" Vickery, Bruce and Sarah Vickery, Melinda "Mindy" Kilborn Weed and Ron Weed, Deana Kilborn Leighton and Don Leighton, and Rebekah (Becky) Kilborn.   Private services will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.  Donations may be made to The Mountain Lake Association, and directed to Michelle Malone, 132 Overlook Dr., Horseheads, N.Y. 14845.  RHW.  Towanda Dailey Review, 8 March 2009.

WALL - Elmira Star-Gazette - Feb. 13, 1917 Mrs. Michael WALL died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at the family home 338 W 7th St. She had been in ill health for some time past but her death came very unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband Michael WALL, a well known expressman and band man for many years; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Crowley and the Misses Elizabeth, Gertrude and Irene WALL; two sons, Louis of this city, and Florence of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Delaney of this city and Mrs. Thomas Quirk of Binghamton, also a brother Frank Foran of Readington, Arizona. The funeral will be announced later. Friends will kindly omit flowers. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

WALL - Unnamed Elmira newspaper - March 1896 FUNERAL OF MRS WALL The funeral of Mrs. James WALL was held from her late residence on South Av. this morning at 9 o'clock and 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church. The deceased leaves a husband and four children, Katherine, Margaret, Jennie and Michael and three sisters and two brothers, all of this city. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

WALL - Unnamed Elmira newspaper - July 1914 James Wall died at his home, 209 South Av., Sunday at 6 o'clock P.M. [July 7, 1914]. He was an old-time resident of the Southside and for many years in the employ of the N. C. R. R. He is survived by two children, Jennie WALL and Mrs. Henry RIFFE, and one brother, Thomas WALL. Funeral announcement later. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

WALL - Elmira Advertiser - Sept. 22, 1890 FIVE MEN INJURED AND ONE KILLED ON THE RAILROADS Three Men Fall Into an Erie Culvert and Sustain Fractured Limbs Within a Few Hours - The Others Fall from Trains Up to last evening no less than six serious accidents resulting in the loss of life, limbs and fractured bones had occurred within 24 hrs. Three of the victims of these accidents are now under treatment at the Arnot-Ogden hospital and at least one of them is in a precarious condition. The first of this series of accidents occurred Sat. morning in which John WALL met his death. Mr. WALL boarded a Northern Central freight train at Pennsylvania Av. intending to ride over to the city. When near the Henry St. crossing he in some way slipped from the top of a box car and fell beneath the wheels and thirty cars passed over his body. The train was stopped and it was found that his body had been severed just below the chest. Coroner Jacobs was summoned and empanneled a jury, who viewed the remains and adjourned to meet at the court house this evening. The funeral was held from the residence, 205 South Av., at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and at 4:30 from St. Mary's Church, where the remains were blessed by Father Purcell. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.The pall bearers were: H. RIFF, J. RIFF, B. MILAN, J. THORNTON, C. KANE, B. NAGLE and Henry J. RIGNEY. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

David C. WEAVER, 35, of Wellsburg, NY died unexpectedly October 9, 1997 at home.  David was a past master of Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge # 350; F&AM of Chemung, NY and was manager of the Riverside Hardware, Wellsburg, NY a family owned business.  He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Joyce Weaver of RR 3 Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Grandmother, May W. Weaver of Sayre, PA; sister, Deborah (Vincent) Montrose of Elmira, NY; aunts, an uncle, cousins and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on October 12, with a Masonic service as well Friends may contribute to Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge # 150, Main St. Chemung, NY 14825.

WHEELER - SPAULDING, Doris E.
90, formerly of 353 Olive Street, Painted Post, and currently of Founders Pavilion, Corning, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Corning Hospital following a brief illness. Born Doris Wheeler on June 17, 1918 in Tioga, PA, she moved with her family to Corning where she attended Corning Free Academy, married Lavere J. Spaulding, and worked in the payroll department of Corning, Inc., from where she retired in 1983. Her husband predeceased her in 1966. She is survived by her son, Douglas, daughter-in-law, Susan and two grandchildren, David and Scott; son, Larry and daughter-in-law, Melody, three grandchildren, Heather, Christopher, and Laura (Sumner), as well as three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Abby, and Ryan; son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Deborah and two grandchildren, Garrett and Matthew; also, by her nephew, Edward Spaulding (Joan), who she helped raise.  Friends and family are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2009. A funeral service will follow. Burial will be in the Coopers Plains Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/7/2009.  Parents:  Roy Wheeler and Iva May Decker.  Grandparents:  James H. Decker and Ida M. Brown and George W. Wheeler and Ada Colony.

Helena Marguerite WICHUM, 70, of 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA, died Monday, January 6, 1997 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born on April 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Victor and Edna Wichum.  She was a resident of the Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since June 1968.  Her hobbies before becoming ill included knitting and creating short stories.  Surviving are a sister, Carolyn Childs of Novato, CA and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held at the Martha Lloyd Senior Center on January 10 with burial to be in Greenhill Cemetery, Youngsville, NY.  Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.

 WILCOX  Martin H. On the morning of Thursday, September 22, 2005, Martin H. Wilcox of Canton, died quietly at his residence. He was 89 years of age. Born December 6, 1915 in Stanley, Ontario County, New York, he was one of seven sons in the family of Ralph and Bertha May (Sellard) Wilcox. During his youth the family moved to Canton, and Martin graduated Canton High School with the Class of 1934. He worked for a while for the American-LaFrance Co. in Elmira, then answered our country's call to arms by serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, Martin courted Miss Elsie Scriven, and on June 6, 1947 they were wed. They raised two daughters and shared fifty-eight years together. Martin was employed for nearly thirty years as a pressman for Moore Business Forms in Elmira. He was a life member of the Roaring Run Memorial V.F.W. post in Gillett, the American legion post at Morris Run, and attended the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton. In recent years Martin and Elsie resided at McCallum Manor in Canton, where he was active in the various social functions for as long as his health would permit. Martin had been an avid hunter, fisherman and camper, both locally and in Canada. He enjoyed playing guitar and harmonica, and in the past had been very proficient at wood working. He was well known for his keen sense of humor, as well as his penchant for helping others. Most of all, he enjoyed visiting with family and friends. His jovial nature and warm, friendly smile will forever be remembered by all who knew him. Martin is survived by his wife, Elsie, at home; daughters, Cynthia (and Richard) Dean of Troy, and Patricia Handley of Buffalo, NY; granddaughters, Katherine and Joan; grandson, Martin; great-grandson, Nathaniel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his six brothers, Arnold, William, Sellard, Emerson, Clarence and Laurence Wilcox. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28th, from noon until 1 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Services will follow at 1 p.m., with close family friend, Mr. Richard Pratt, officiating. Interment will be private. The family will provide the flowers, and suggest that memorials in Martin's name be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice Services, One Hospital Blvd., Towanda, PA 18848.

WILLIAMS - Nancy E. (Lib) Weiss, 94 died peacefully on Sunday morning Feb. 22, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She had been a resident of Manor Care South since August 2005. Before entering Manor Care, she lived on a farm in Loyalsock Twp. Nancy was born Sept. 7, 1914 in Canton, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Henry Clay Williams and Cora Belle Tule. She enjoyed life and was a great cook and baker. Nancy also enjoyed gardening, making crafts (especially Raggedy Ann and Andy) and reupholstering furniture. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas L. Weiss; a daughter, Dorothy; a son, George; and four brothers, Monroe, Dan, Galen and Irvin. She will be sadly missed by her children Joe, Nancy (Gordon) Yetter of Loyalsock Twp. and Thomas (Joan) of Carlisle; grandchildren, Debbie (Ron) Derr, Donna (Ian) Sontag, Adele (Barry) Group and Dora Beers; two sisters, Betty (Clifford) Thompkins and Alma Carson; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Ken R. Woods-Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions in Nancy's name be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern PA District, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009

WILLIAMS - Patricia Jean Johnson, known to her family and friends as Tish, of King George, VA, formerly of Tunkhannock, PA, died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  Tish was born on Dec. 23, 1953 at home in Lymanville, PA, daughter of Roger and Jean (Hall) Williams of Keiserville. She was a 1971 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Barrington College, RI receiving a BS in Spanish in 1975. She believed in continuing her education, resulting in studying over these past three to four years, receiving her Masters in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix in 2008.  She trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized by Pastor Victor Decker in Bowman’s Creek. As a college student, she went on mission trips to Alaska and Honduras. In more recent years, she participated in two mission trips to China, teaching English as a Second Language.  Tish devoted many years to the Boy Scouts because of the influence they had on the lives of young men. As a result of her volunteer work with them, she was one of only twenty-three in the United States to receive the Silver Beaver Award last year. She was employed by URS, EG&G Division, Stafford, VA. She was a part of the MRAP Cougar Support Team. She was a bi-lingual schoolteacher for many years before working for the government.  Survivors include her husband of 27 years, David Johnson; two sons, Jonathan and wife, ShaVon of Supply, VA and Mark of King George, VA; two step-sons: David and wife, Darlene of North Bay, Ontario and Jeff Johnson of Coventry, RI; five step-grandchildren; parents, Roger and Jean Williams of Keiserville; brothers and sisters-in-law, R. Dell and Judy Williams of Lymanville, Terry S. Williams of Bardwell and R. Brian and Karen Williams of Lymanville; a sister, Lori Kim Williams of Keiserville, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Brian Williams, brother of Mrs. Johnson, officiating. Interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.  RHW.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier 26 Feb 2009.

WOLFGRAM Victor Joseph
Age 40, of Elmira, originally from Racine, Wisconsin, died, unexpectedly, at his home on Sunday, February 22, 2009. The many friends that Victor's life has touched are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, at the corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 6, 2009 for a remembrance service beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor's memory may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/3/2009

WOOD - Elsie P. Walsh.  Member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda for over seven decades.  Elsie P. Walsh, 91, of 27 Huston St. Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday evening March 3, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa., where she had been a guest for the past month.  Elsie was born Nov. 17, 1917 in Towanda. the daughter of T. Edwards and Anna Sophia Leljedal Wood of 230 Poplar St. Elsie attended and graduated from the Towanda Area Schools. She was employed by the Patterson Screen Company and Porter’s Drug Store in Towanda, and as a school aide at the Wysox Elementary School. On March 9, 1939, Elsie married Thomas J. Walsh of Towanda. Together they shared 50 years of marriage and raised three children.  Elsie was a strong, generous and positive person. She had a deep love for God, her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Elsie was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda for over seven decades where she also served as a deacon.  Elsie is survived by her children, Thomas Richard and Sandra Walsh of Towanda, Cherie Heath and Ron Schell of Sheshequin, and Carol Walsh and Lu Martin of Stockton, Calif.; her grandchildren, Patrick and Stacey Walsh of Monroeton, Mark and Jennifer Walsh of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Scott Heath and Dawn Chamberlain of Towanda, and Frank Heath and Paula Bahr of Powell; her great- granddaughters, Kennedy and Kerrigan Walsh of Monroeton, Tahlor Heath of Wysox, and Paige Heath of Towanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Marie Walsh of Towanda, Mary Jane Walsh of Towanda, Betty Walsh of Rochester, N.Y., and Marletta Edsell of North Orwell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tom on Dec, 2, 1989; a brother, George; and an infant sister, Esther.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Michael Hughes, Pastor officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church sanctuary. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5 Court St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Elsie P. Walsh’s memory.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times  5 March 2009.

WOOD Paul Henry
Age 80, of Columbia Cross Road, PA, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Bath, NY. Paul was born June 22, 1928 in Tioga, PA, a son of Leon and Hazel (Dunning) Wood. Paul graduated from Tioga Central School and was a substitute agricultural teacher. He had worked on several area farms from the age of 13. Paul was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean War, and served with the Military Police in the Occupation Army in Germany. He retired from GE as a crane operator. Paul is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lockeri Wood of Roseville, PA, Ed and Cindy Wood of Granville, PA, Jack and Robbi Wood of Troy, PA, Mike Wood of Tioga, PA, Larry and Marion Wood of Little March, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Bill Gernet of Troy, PA, Sue Tomko of Towanda, PA, Linda and Ron Morgan of Troy, PA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Donald Kraft of Bath, NY, Dorothy Sumner of Wellsboro, PA, Ann and Cliff Traux of Erin, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Wood; and sisters, Leona Treat, Betty Colony and Nancy Lucille Wood. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacqueline A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Bath VA Hospital, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/4/2009

WRISLEY - Jane Wrisley French, 82, of Carlisle, Pa., died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.  Born June 28, 1926, in Troy, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Perley and Helen Teribury Wrisley and the widow of Joseph French.  She was a graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Class of 1944. She was a former member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett.  Surviving are a son, Jeffrey French and wife Lonann of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Julie Greenisen and husband Scott of Boiling Springs; a sister, Martha Powers of Hershey; a brother, Robert Wrisley of Bradford, N.H.; and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Elwyn Wrisley, and a sister, Doris Wrisley.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Monday, March 9, at Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Route 44, Fassett, with Pastor Don Rockwell officiating.  Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review, 6,March 2009.

YOUNG - SMITH  Mirabel Ann Age 79, (SRGP 38342) of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, September 19, 2005. Mirabel is survived by her husband, Alden B. Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Clayton Rash of Belcamp, MD; brothers, Charles Young of Baltimore, MD, Bruce Young of Corning, NY; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2005, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Joel Kershner officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.


? Mrs. Oscar Bab - Word has been received in Towanda of the death of Mrs. Oscar Bab of 5867 Wilins Ave., Pittsburg.  A sister of Mrs. John Meridith of Towanda.  A husband, a son Oscar Jr., 3 sisters and a brother survive her.  The funeral will be held at the home.  Burial will be in Johntown.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review, Oct., 29, 1923.

? GREENOUGH, Shirley
Age 83, (beloved wife of Robert, Sr.) of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, died Friday, February 27, 2009. A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the Big Pond U. M. Church C/O, 205 Redington Ave. Troy, PA 16947. The Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is in care of arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2009

? LISK, Vera G.
Age 81, of Lisk Road, Odessa, NY, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY, surrounded by her loving family.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Sunday, March 8, 2009, between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held there following visitation at 3:30 p.m. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Lisk may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2009
 

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