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ADAMS - PURDUE
Kathleen Jane Age 56, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1949 in the Midlands in the United Kingdom. She is survived by her husband, Keith Purdue; son and daughter, Owen Pugh and Rhian Pugh; grandchildren, Jess and Connor, all of the United Kingdom. Also surviving are her parents, Stanley and Iris Adams; and sisters and brothers, Susan Simpson, Doreen Foster, Kenneth Adams, Stanley Adams, Julie Adams and Gillian Davison. Kath was a special Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Kathleen was a music teacher at Montessori School in Big Flats. Kathy was a talented pianist and a tremendous role model for the many students she had contact with. She was also a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend her service of memoriam at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Family will receive friends immediately following in the fellowship hall at church. Interment will be at a later date in the United Kingdom. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads

ASHLEY - Leonard Ashley, 57, of Middle Ridge, Tioga County , Pa. Unexpectedly Wednesday morning, July 21, 1943. Survived by his wife; daughters, Mrs. William Reansner, Williamsport; Mrs. Waldo Beckhorn, Valois, N. Y.; Mrs. Richard Olmstead, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Richard Slocum, Miss Joanna Ashley and Jane Ashley, all at home; brother, Isaac Ashley, Elamogordo, N. M. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

BARNES Shawn Michael II Infant son Of his loving parents, Shawn I and Kimberly was ushered by angels to his home in heaven on Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after spending 17 brief days here with his family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, July 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY. The Reverend David Daniels will celebrate the services for Shawn. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Southside Baptist Church in Shawn's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.

BACHMAN Charles E. Of Lowman, NY Age 80, of Breesport/North Chemung Road, died peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born January 20, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Louis and Mary (Star) Bachman. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Wynne) Bachman; beloved children, Dorothea (James) Elston of North Chemung, NY; Charles (Diane) Bachman of Philadelphia, PA; Richard (Marge) Bachman of Cinnaminson, NJ; along with nine much loved grandchildren and 13 adored great-grandchildren. Mr. Bachman was a Veteran of the US Navy and proudly served his country during WW II. He was an active teamster for 42 years and retired after 23 years from Proctor Express as a truck driver. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

BRADLEY -     "Mrs A. B. Williams (Almena Bradley) died suddenly at her home in New York on January 27th [1913]. She had been in unusually good health until less than an hour before she breathed her last. Only a few days before, she had been at a luncheon with old college friends, two of whom were classmates, who had greatly enjoyed talking over their college life of fifty years ago.  Mrs. Williams was actively and intensely interested in the work of the Presbyterian communion. Among her New England forebears were many clergymen and laymen, prominent among the English and non-conformists who came to America for freedom of worship. She was also greatly interested in the intellectual life, and she occasionally contributed to current periodicals. The New York Herald of January 29th says: "Mrs. Williams was one of the oldest living graduates of Elmira College, having been graduated in the class of 1860. At the time of her death she was secretary of Literature of the College." In middle life she continued her studies, receiving the degree of M.A. Several years ago she delivered the annual address before the Alumnae Association, her subject being, "Text Books in the Cellar." The address was printed by the Alumnae for distribution.  At one time she was actively identified with the National Science Society of Washington D.C., where she lived for many years. The funeral of Mrs. Williams was held in her old home, Olean, N.Y."
Source: "Alumnae Notes", The Sibyl, Elmira College, Elmira NY, Vol. XLII # 5, March 1913 pp. 350-351.
Transcribed by Anne Ross

BROWN - "Mrs. Louis Duhl.
"Mrs. Louis Duhl died this morning at 5 o'clock at the family home 313 Columbia Street, after a brief illness. She was born of a staunch New England family. Her great grandfather, Captain Moore, having been one of the staff of Ethan Allen, of Revolutionary War fame. Mrs. Duhl's grandfather, Martin T. Smith, was one of the early residents of the city of Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Duhl were married in 1876 and established their home in this city. She was an enthusiast in charitable work and the extension of the interests of the church. For several years she had been a leader in the Spiritualist Church and was well known to many friends. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Elmo L. and Emmett M. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 3 p.m. The remains will be removed to Buffalo for cremation."
Birth name: Harriet Augusta Brown.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1912. Transcribed from microfilm by Barbara Ann Ross 



CADWELL - DUCHEMIN
Gladys E. (Cadwell) Age 90, of Gillette, PA, passed peacefully into her eternal life on July 10, 2005 at home. Born September 14, 1914 in Lake Linden, MI to the late Ray and Lou Cadwell. Gladys was married to the late George C. Duchemin on January 15, 1943. She was a member of the Coryland Church. Gladys was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn; and brother, Eldred. Gladys is survived by son, George (Dianna) Duchemin of Coryland, PA; daughter, Barbara J. Duchemin of Downingtown, PA; Raymond (Michelle) Duchemin of FL.; grandchildren, Christine (Mike) Dunkle, Stephanie (Steve) Kendall, Benjamin Duchemin; great-grandchildren, Matthew Dunkle, Allison Dunkle, Cody Kendall and Kayla Kendall. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at the Coryland Church on July 14, 2005. Visitation with the family will be at 7:00 p.m. with the memorial service following at 7:30 p.m. Those wishing may remember Gladys through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Burial will be in Lake Linden, MI, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.

CARLSON - BAILEY
JoAnn C. of Galeton, PA Age 55, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Born February 8, 1950 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Leonard F. and Jean Benn Carlson. On April 24, 1971 in Galeton, she married Laurence R. Bailey, Jr., who survives. She was employed by the Potter County Board of Assistance, Galeton Widmann's, Martins Shurfine, and Galeton Foodland. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she served as organist for 23 years. She sang with the Galetones for several years. Surviving besides her husband are her mother of Galeton; two sons, Kevin Bailey of Allentown, PA, and Eric Bailey of Galeton; a daughter, Kristin (Dan) Martuccio of Emporium, PA; two grandchildren, Gabrielle and Nicholas Martuccio; a brother, Frank (Nancy) Carlson of Galeton; a sister, Kathy (John A.) Nordquist of Coudersport; two aunts, Agnes Lechler of Galeton, and Marjorie Berwaldt of Amherst, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Laurence Sr. and Dorothy Bailey of Shinglehouse, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father in 1990. Friends may call Friday, August 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Joseph A. Wolf, Jr. and the Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will co-officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, Coudersport, PA 16915, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton, or the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922.

CASLIN Harry David Age 62, of Painted Post, NY, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Corning Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY, on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.; The Rev. Paul Bonacci celebrant; burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Watkins Glen. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY, 14228, in David's name. David was a veteran, serving in the Army and stationed in Korea. He retired from Dresser-Rand with 30 years of service. He loved sports, was an avid NY Yankee's fan and loved all types of auto racing. He also coached Cinderella Softball for more than 10 years. Surviving are his children; sons, Brian (Rosalie) Caslin of Georgia, David Dann of Painted Post; daughters, Lorri (John) Connolly of Webster, NY, Linda (Randy) VanDerpoel of Ithaca, Lisa Caslin of Corning, Amy Caslin of Corning, and Sara (Brian) Hale of Corning; his best buddy and grandson, Ryan Caslin; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Bill) Larsen, of Interlaken, Larry (Sue) Caslin, of Hector, Jon Caslin, of Corning, Frank (Carol) Caslin, of Raleigh, NC, Pamela (Raymond) Viens, of Corning, and Deb Gross (Caslin) of Big Flats; former wife and friend, Bonnie Haight of Lindley; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and` nephews. David was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Inez Anna Carman Caslin; brother, Max Caslin; and sisters, Dolores and Anita Caslin.

DELUCA J. Michael Age 58, died July 26, 2005 after a very brief illness in Los Angeles, CA. Born September 2, 1946, he was the son of Dorothy and the late Samuel DeLuca. Mike is survived by his sister, Kaya (Jerry) Reagan of Pine City, NY; brothers, Mark (Hilda) of Santa Ana, CA, and David (Priya) of Lakeport, CA. He is also survived by his nephews, Scott (Heather) Reagan with children, Tyler and Zachary; Christopher Reagan, Bryson and Aaron DeLuca and Michael Pienado. Mike graduated from Southside High School in 1964. He attended St. MICHAEL'S College in Toronto, Canada and graduated from Buffalo State College. Mike was a former teacher with the Horseheads School District. He retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District, Real Estate Division in 2002. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

FALKLER  Edward "Trapper" Age 77, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Joan Falkler for 40 years. Edward was born on March 20, 1928, in Trenton, NJ, a son of Albert and Margaret (Roberts) Falkler. He was a self-employed painter for many years and was employed by General Motors in Trenton, NJ. Edward was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army. His favorite hobbies included trapping, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanie and Jack Williams of Mansfield, PA; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Haldaman of Kingston, PA; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Baldwin of Manderine, FL; a step-son-in-law, Tom Price of Memphis, TN; eight grandchildren, Jack Williams, Jonathon Falkler, Sarah Haldaman, Richard Haldaman, Christopher Baldwin, Bill Baldwin, Timothy Price, Lisa Price; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Baldwin, Julia Baldwin, Sophia Baldwin, Christian Falkler. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Christal Price; a grandchild, Patrick Baldwin; five brothers and three sisters. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 25, 2005, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

FORRESTALO - SALO
Patricia (Pat) Forrestalo Born January 11, 1934, in Binghamton, New York, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Sun City, Arizona, after a valiant six-month battle with cancer. Pat was predeceased by her beloved husband of 30 years, Dr. Arvo Salo, on July 13, 2003. Also predeceasing her were her parents, Fred R. (1967) and Lillian T. Forrest (2002). Pat grew up in Binghamton, New York, and was a graduate of Binghamton North High School. She pursued many careers and interests during her lifetime. She was an advocate for higher education, graduating from Eastman School of Dental Hygiene and State University of New York at Cortland. She was a Dental Hygienist, taught Dental Hygiene at Broome Community College, where she was instrumental in establishing the Dental Hygiene Program. She also taught Health Education in the Chenango Forks School District. She was the author of a whimsical children's book, Chris Cuspid, which promoted good oral hygiene to young children. She earned her Masters Degree in Mathematics from Penn State University and spent the remainder of her teaching career at Corning West High School in the mathematics department. Pat married Arvo Salo, a Corning Osteopath Physician and County Coroner in 1973 and they both retired to Sun City, Arizona, in 1979. One of Pat's greatest pleasures was volunteering in Sun City for the organization, "Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic," where she recorded Math textbooks. Pat was a former member of the Sun City Posse, an accomplished golfer, bridge player, and avid Phoenix Suns fan. Survivors include a brother, Fred J. (Mary Ann) Forrest, Johnson City, New York; two sisters, Rosemary (Jim) Orsley, Palm Springs, California, and Robin (Rick) Barron, Johnson City, New York; a stepson, Peter Salo, Palo Alto, California; ten nieces and nephews; three step grandchildren, including Peter (Kristen) Hallagan and their three children, Pittsford, New York; nine great-step-grandchildren; close friends, Lynn Canfield, Penn Yan, New York, and Erin Jacob, Elmira, New York. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 9449 North 99th Avenue, Peoria, Ariz. 85345, in memory of Patricia Forrest Salo, or your local Humane Society in her memory. Interment services for both Patricia and Arvo will be held at a later date in upstate New York. Arrangements were made with Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary, Sun City, Arizona.

EUTERMARKS- Rozeltha Eutermarks Mrs. Rozeltha Arrowsmith, widow of W. Douglas Arrowsmith, died at 4:30 a. m. today, Monday, Dec. 28, 1959, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry J. Heilhecher, 216 William Street. She was 94. Born in New York State, she was the daughter of Simeon and Alice Whiles Eutermarks. She was a member of St. John's Luthern Church. Surviving are a son, Charles Arrowsmith, city; two sisters, Mrs. Emma White, Waterbury, Conn., and Mrs Viola Grimes, Trout Run RD 1; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Private services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Maneval's 711 West Fourth Street, with the Rev. Dr. L. G. Shannon, her pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide flowers. Submitted by Kathryn Maynard Nelson

EWING - BOOROM
Ruth E. Age 99, of Point Pleasant, NJ, died Saturday at the Burnt Tavern Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Brick. Boorom graduated from the Ohio-Wesley University in 1929 with a major in Physical Education and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979 for basketball. She had attended the Northside Community Church in Elmira. She was born and raised in Elmira, NY, living there until moving to the Point Pleasant, NJ area in 1997. She was predeceased by her husband, C. Eugene Boorom, Sr.  in 1970. Surviving are son, C. Eugene Boorom, Jr., Lake Zurich, IL; daughter, Judith Carver, Point Pleasant, NJ; ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Child Character Training Evangelical Association, 212 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845, in her memory would be appreciated.  Father: Tom EWING Mother: Bessie SOPER

FORBES, Rachel, d. 27 Feb 1903. Rachel FORBES, Mrs. Oliver L. Skinner, whose serious illness we mentioned last week, "fell asleep" Saturday evening Feb. 27. Her maiden name was Rachel FORBES. She was born at Sheshequin, Pa. Jan 3, 1834. Four sisters and five brothers survive her. She was married to Mr. SKINNER May 15, 1853. To them were born eight children. One, Della, died 33 years ago aged two years. The surviving children are: Mrs. Charles (Charlotte-"Lottie") Ritzler, of Spencer; Vell (Savellon) SKINNER of Galeton, Pa.; William SKINNER, of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Mrs. Lee (Emma) Manning of Elmira; Mrs. Alfred (H. Grace) Card, of Horseheads; and Misses Ella (Eleanor) and Sadie (Sarah) who live at home. Mr. SKINNER and family came to Spencer in 1876, and with the exception of two years near Waverly and two years at Halsey Valley, they have resided in this village ever since. Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Spencer M.E. Church and lived a devoted Christian life. Her's was a life of loving toil for her loved ones. Lemuel's description of a virtuous woman "whose price is above rubies" was faithfully illustrated in her life. Truly "her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." Very many friends sympathize with the stricken husband and sorrowing children, all of whom were able to attend the funeral services, which were held at her late home, conducted by her pastor the Rev. W. H. STANG, on Tuesday afternoon. Beautiful bouquets of cut flowers and floral pieces were presented by friends of the M. E. Church, Daughters of Rebekah and others which betokened the high esteem in which she was held. The interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery, F. W. HOYT acting as funeral director. The following persons were called here to attend the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Henry FORBES, of Lockwood, N.Y., Mrs. George CHILDS and Mrs. Guy SMITH, of Sheshequin, Pa., Miss Lucy FORBES, Eliza FORBES, Lee FORBES, Mr. and Mrs. Fred FORBES, Mrs. Grant FORBES and Mrs. Maud FORBES of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Stephen WARNER, of Athens, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Charles DEYO of Flemingville, N.Y., Mrs. Martha SHAW, Mrs. C. J. EVLYN and Miss Lulu EVLYN, of Ithaca. Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net> .

GEE Gerald E., Sr. Age 68, of Beaver Dams, NY, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at home. He was a 20 year Navy Veteran. He was the eldest son of the late Pearl (Casey) Gee and Gerald L. Gee. He is survived by his wife, Florence; son, Gerald E. Gee, Jr. (Theresa); son, Robert Gee (Susan); grandson, Jacob; and granddaughters, Megan and Elizabeth; sister, Joyce Groves (Chuck); brothers, Daniel Gee and Thomas Gee (Donna); and several nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements are private. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home.

GILL - HURLER
Eilene M. of Westfield, PA Age 80, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, in her home. Born January 14, 1925, in North Folk, she was the daughter of Robert and Ruth Paddock Gill. On May 9, 1946, in North Folk, she married Merle G. Hurler, who predeceased her in 1995. Mrs. Hurler and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in North Fork and retired after operating Hurler's Arco and Grocery in Potter Brook for 15 years. She was a member of the Potter Brook People's Church. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Surviving are two sons, Berwin G. Hurler of Harrison Valley and Ronald D. Hurler of Westfield; three grandchildren, Chris (Cynthia) Hurler of Westfield and Ryan (Carla) Hurler of Mooresville, NC, and Kim (Jeremiah) Kosa of Harrison Valley; three great-grandchildren, Emma Kosa, Cale Kosa, and Calyssa Hurler; two sisters, Myrtle Steadman of Galeton and Doris Dibble of Westfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Elwood Gill. Friends may call Tuesday, July 12th from 5-8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Michael Jayne will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

GINIEWICZ - RYAN
Josephine S. Age 92 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 5, 2005 at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY. Josephine was born April 4, 2005 in Throop, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Walter and Hedwig nee Giniewicz. She married her husband Cornelius J. Ryan Sr. who pre-deceased her in 1962. Mrs. Ryan was also pre-deceased by her granddaughter Kathryn Kerry Ryan on May 27, 1978 and by her three brothers and one sister. Josephine was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She was also a member of The Altar & Rosary Society. Josephine devoted her life to caring for others and loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Ryan was a retired housekeeper for both Father Reilly and Father O'Brien at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Josephine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Cornelius J. "Neil" & Marilyn Ryan Jr. of Ithaca, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Irene & Pete Kucharski of Throop, PA and Helen Yerke of Detroit, Michigan; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday July 12, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street and Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Josephine's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Throop, PA. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Ryan through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. 


GORNEE, Mrs. Nellie G. (Seeley), widow of George F. SEELEY, died unexpectedly this morning at 3 o'clock at the family home, 310 Mt. Zoar St. Mrs. Seeley was a guest over Christmas of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Collins in Williampsport, Pa., and returned to Elmira at 10 o'clock Friday night. At 2 o'clock this morning Mrs. Seeley suffered a severe heart seizure and died at 3 o'clock. She had been a resident of Elmira many years and had been the secretary of Elmira Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F., a period of fifteen years, until a few weeks ago, when she resigned because of ill health. Mrs. Seeley was a Past Noble Grand of Elmira Rebekah Lodge; a Past District Deputy President; a member of the Past Noble Grands Association, and a member of Harmony Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Seeley is survived by her son, Captain Harland SEELEY of the U. S. Army, who is located at Monroe, Louisianna, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Collins of Williamsport, Pa, and Miss Marjorie SEELEY, at home; a sister, Mrs. Erma G. Clark of Philadelphia and a brother Charles GORNEE of Pomona, California. The funeral will be announced later. Elmira Rebekah Lodge will hold a special meeting in the I.O.O.F. club rooms, on South Main Street Sunday at 3 p.m. to take action on the death of Mrs. Seeley. (1924). Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net> 
GUTHRIE - Elmira Star Gazette$- June 29, 1910 Andrew GUTHRIE, seventy-one years old was found dead in bed at his home 328 Weber Place (Elmira), this morning at 10 o'clock by his sister, Mrs. Patrick BOLTON of 326 Weber Place, next door. He had died a short time before of heart failure. He had been ill of the disease for a long time and had been attended by Dr. Daniel Murphy. Coroner Raymond Turnbull was notified and upon investigation stated that it had been a case of heart failure. The decedent is survived by two sons Thomas of Harrisburg and Michael of Poughkeepsie and two sisters, Mrs. Patrick BOLTON and Mrs. Michael BLAKE both of this city. The announcement of the funeral will be made later. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

GUTHRIE William J. Age 64, of Homosassa, FL, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at home with his family at his side. Born August 15, 1940 to his parents, Claude and Norma (Mault) Guthrie. He lived in Elmira Heights 27 years ago prior to moving to Homosassa, FL. He was a manager in Elmira of the 7 Up Bottling Co and also the owner of Guthrie Fence. He will be remembered for his generosity by all he loved and helped throughout his life. His enjoyment in life was spending time with his family, bowling, and baseball. He was a phone-a-holic. He was of the Methodist Faith and attended the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa. His father, Claude Guthrie preceded him. Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Maureen (Thompson) Guthrie, Homosassa. FL; son and wife, Bill Guthrie and wife, Janette, Hartsville, SC; daughter and husband, Cindy Richards and husband, Gary, Homosassa, FL; daughter and husband, Terri Bain and husband, Dennis, Gainesville, FL; mother, Norma Guthrie, Horseheads, NY; brother and wife, Charles Guthrie and wife, Neila, Everett, WA; sister, Marlene Harding, Orlanda, FL; sister and husband, JoAnn Reidy and husband, Tim, Elmira, NY; six grandchildren, Jim and Jennifer Guthrie, Travis and Kelli Richards, Derek Bain and Arianna Morrissey; two great-grandchildren, Aimee Guthrie and Madison Morrissey; several nieces and nephews.

HABEDANK - MERRICK
Martha Petry formerly of Genesee, PA 97, of Blaine, TN, died Friday, August 12, 2005. Born May 12, 1908 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Clement and Martha Habedank. Surviving are a son, Victor J. Petry, Jr. of Blaine, TN; two daughters, Marlene Petry of Williamsport and Kathleen Pierce of Havertown; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Habedank and Freida Deedee Lang, both of Coraopolis, PA. She was predeceased by her first husband, Victor J. Petry; and her second husband, Elmer L. Merrick. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

HALL -DININNY
Charlotte M. Hall, Guthrie Age 80, died March 13, 2005, at home in Wildwood, Florida after an extended illness. She was a longtime resident of Elmira, retired bookkeeper from American Red Cross, loved camping and bowling, past president of Chemung County Women's Bowling Association and member of the 600 Club. Survived by daughters, Joan Guthrie, Elmira, Linda (Steve) Fesh, Palmeto, FL, Gail (Bruce) Lowman, Bently Creek, PA, Anita (Denny) Allis, Highpoint, NC; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving callers at Centenary Methodist Church on August 14, 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a service by Rev. Joseph Kim.

HAVENS - Coach F. LaRue Fredrick LaRue Havens of Troy died July 18, 2005 peacefully at the Troy Community Hospital after suffering from a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. LaRue and his twin brother, LaVern, were born November 6, 1931 at the Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre and were raised in Troy. LaRue grew up to become a beloved and honored member of his community. As a young man he was a member of the Troy Baptist Church and graduated from the Senior High School in 1949. After commencement LaRue entered Lock Haven University in the fall. However, in the spring of 1950, he answered the call of his country and joined the United States Marine Corps. Following boot camp, LaRue was sent to Korea and served in the 1st Marine Corps. Force battling at the Pusan Perimeter. It was during this combat that Larue was injured and received his Purple Heart. Once finishing his commitment to the Marine Corps., Larue returned to Lock Haven University to earn his teaching degree, graduating from the university in 1957. Larue taught in the SRU High School for three years before being offered a full time position as a Physical Education Teacher in the Troy Area School District, where he remained for thirty-one years. During those years at Troy, LaRue was not only a respected teacher but also a dedicated coach. He used his own athletic ability to guide himself as he coached a variety of athletic teams. LaRue was the head Track and Field coach for many years as well as the head Cross-Country coach. However, he will be most remembered for his years as Troy High School's head wrestling coach in which he took many young men to the state tournament in Hershey. It was for his accomplishments as head wrestling coach that LaRue was given an induction into the Sectional Wrestlers Hall of Fame. Teaching and coaching, even though a major part of LaRue's life, he gained his largest enjoyment from his family. LaRue is survived by his loving wife Mary, with whom he shared forty-two years of marriage. He was also the father of three children: daughter, Penny Streeter and her husband Randy of Troy; son, Randy Havens and also son, Craig Havens and his wife Martha, who reside in Troy. LaRue had seven grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Samantha, Jessica, Dylan, Lucas and Isaac. LaRue also leaves behind his younger brother, Duane Havens and wife Diana, whom reside in Springville, NY; his sister-in-law, Dot of Wythville, VA; and several nieces and nephews. LaRue was preceded in death by his parents, Emerson and Larena Havens; a twin brother, Stanley LaVern Havens; and a nephew, David Havens. A memorial service under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. will be held for LaRue at the W. R. Croman Elementary School, Canton St., Troy, PA, on Saturday, July 30th at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Gary Zuber officiating. Full Military honors will be accorded by Troy American Legion Post 8675 and the Troy VFW Post 49. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the LaRue Havens Memorial Fund in care of Citizens and Northern Bank, Court House Square, Troy, PA 16947. Proceeds will benefit the Troy Youth Wrestling League.

HAYDEN, Iva. Mrs. Iva HAYDEN Manning , 204 W. 17th St., Elmira Heights, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28, 1942, in a local hospital. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Belle Hayden of Montour Falls; one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Constance) Mecum, Elmira Heights; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Head, Endicott, and one brother Norman HAYDEN of Indiana. Funeral at the Ballard Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. D. BELL officiating. Burial in Spencer. Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net>

HUGGLER Billy Joe "Bill" of Sabinsville, PA Age 41, died Saturday, July 23, 2005. Born February 13, 1964, in Williamsport, he was the son of Casper and Leona Lovell Huggler. He served in the US Army for 12 years. He was married to the former Gwendelenetta Sue Wheaton, who survives. He was employed on pipeline construction as an x-ray technician. He was a member of the Valley Christian Church in Westfield. Surviving besides his wife are his parents of Harrison Valley; a daughter, Tanya Huggler of Albany, NY; two sons, Billy Huggler, Jr. serving with the US Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC and Erik Huggler of Buffalo, NY; three stepsons, Justin W. Carpenter and Christopher J. Carpenter, both of Knoxville, and Chad A. Carpenter of Ulysses; two step-grandsons; four brothers, Casper Huggler, Jr. of Dudley, NC, Rodney Huggler of New Town , ND, Robert Huggler of Bath, PA, and John Huggler of Mahomet, IL; a sister, Jean Bieber of Albany, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, David, Terry, and Shannon. Friends may call at the Valley Christian Church, Westfield on Wednesday, July 27th from 9 - 11 a.m., with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Kurt Heisey will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA.

KIBBE - LAMPMAN
Virginia "Ginner" of Harrison Valley, PA Age 66, died Saturday, August 20, 2005. Born May 28, 1939, in Harrison Twp., she was the daughter of Ivan and Myra I. Outman Kibbe. On September 27, 1958, in Mills, she married James A. Lampman, who survives. She was employed at Electri-Cord in Westfield and was a self-employed beautician. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Allen Lampman, David (Sharon) Lampman, and Steve Lampman, all of Harrison Valley; a daughter, Pamela (Michael) Hollenbaugh of Harrison Valley; ten grandchildren, Craig (Stacey) Miller, serving with the US Army at Ft. Bragg, NC, Jared D. Lampman, serving with the US Air Force at Ramstein, Germany, Ashley Lampman, Brian Tucker, Brandon Lampman, Melissa Tucker, Autumn Lampman, Caresha Lampman, Nakayla Lampman, and Zachary Lampman; four brothers, Ivan Kibbe, Jr., Russell (Bonita) Kibbe, Cleon (Betty) Kibbe, and Theodore Kibbe, all of Harrison Valley; three sisters, Betty (Fred) Metcalf, Loveda (Dale) Potter, and Beverly (Robert) Tormey, all of Harrison Valley; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jaime L. Miller; two sisters, Arloene Jones and Mary Lou Kibbe; and two brothers, Byron Jum Kibbe and Jacob Kibbe. Friends may call Wednesday, August 24th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Minor will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley 16927, or the Patterson Cancer Center, Coudersport, PA 16915.

KING James Melvin James Melvin King, Athens Township Fire Chief and former Chairman of Athens Township, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 29, 2005. Friends and family may call the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA, from 1-4:00 p.m. and 6-9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2005. Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company Services will be held honoring their Chief and brother at the funeral home at 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening under the supervision of Rev. Jack Felt. Funeral services will be held at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main Street, Athens, PA, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 11 a.m., with his sister, Linda, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 184 Herrick Avenue, Athens, PA 18810 in his name to go towards the purchase of safety and training items.

KNICKERBOCKER  LaVerne, Sr. of Corning, NY Age 66, died Thursday, August 11, 2005. Born July 16, 1939 in Wellsville, NY, he was a native of Ulysses and Genesee, PA. On January 31, 1959 in Elmira, NY, he married the former Darlene "Dolly" Glossenger, who survives. He served with the US Marine Corps from 1958-1962. He was employed by the Elkland Tannery for 12 years and Corning, Inc. for 28 years, retiring in 2003. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a racing fan. Surviving besides his wife are his two sons, LaVerne E. (Dale) Knickerbocker, Jr. and Jody Roy Knickerbocker, both of Corning; four daughters, Madrina (John) Bacon of Manchester, PA, Sharon (Doug) Sleeman of Elmira, Mona Lisa (Bill) Stone of Troupsburg, NY, and Selena (John) Wandell of Elmira; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Converse of Keuka Park, NY; and a brother, Walter (Clara) McNeal of Elmira. He was predeceased by a son, Sheldon James Knickerbocker; his father, Pernel "Stub" Knickerbocker; and his mother, Ava Outman Hawks. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on Saturday, August 13, from 12 to 2 p.m., with funeral services following at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gary Miles will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

On Sunday for O.F. KNICKERBOCKER
  Oliver Franklin Knickerbocker, 76, died at his home on Sweden Hill on Thursday, November 9, 1950, following an illness of six months.  Born at Cross Fork on March 1, 1876, deceased was united in marriage to Dulcie Huntington on September 24, 1920, at Blossburg, Pa.  To them were born four sons; Joseph E. Knickerbocker of Miami, Indiana; Harley and Harold Knickerbocker of Corning, N.Y.; and Raymond Knickerbocker of Osceola, Pa.  Also surviving is the widow, 10 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Bruce of Troupsburg, N.Y. and Mrs. Libby Green of Galeton.  Funeral services were held on Sunday with a short prayer service at the Grabe Funeral Home and the regular service at the Austinburg Baptist Church.  Burial was made in the Troupsburg Cemetery with Everett Blass, Walter Sarginger, Merle Jacobs, Lawrence Leffler, Raymond Gross and Phil Hart acting as pallbearers.  Mr. Knickerbocker was a member of the Autinburg Church and also a member of Central Grange, No. 1216, at Sweden Valley. Note:  Harley and Raymond were probably not Dulcie’s sons, but O.F.’s first marriage.)

LUSK   Cleff V. Age 89, formerly of Wellsburg, NY and Sun City, AZ, died in Dansville, NY on Saturday, August 6. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Ellen in 2001; and his brother, John (Bill) in 1989. Survived by his children, Barbara Judson of Wellsburg, NY, James of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Deborah of Elmira; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jo (Gene) Harbaugh of Ormond Beach, FL, Bobbie Van Metre of Pinehurst, NC, and Foy June (Dan) Wimer of Palmyra, VA; sister-in-law, Elsie Lusk of Wellsburg, NY; wife of three years, Alice of Dansville, NY. A family memorial service was held in Dansville on Wednesday, August 10.

MANNING, Lee, 77, of 204 W. 17th St, Elmira Heights, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1941. He leaves his wife, Emma SKINNER Manning; a daughter, Mrs. Constance Mecum of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. John Riffe of California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Manning was a member of the Macabee Lodge of Alpine and of the Oakwood Methodist Church and its Merrill Class. He was employed for many years as stationary engineer at the Eclipse Machine Division, Bendix Aviation Corporation, until his retirement about 10 years ago. The body is in the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Lullus D. BELL officiating. Burial in Spencer Cemetery. Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net>

MACRONALD William E. 'Mac' Of Burdett, NY Age 65, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 25, 2005, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate 'Mac's' life on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of Christ, 165 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. Stephan Connors will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory.


McKERNAN - Death date March 30, 1925. Mrs. Lola Loomis of Milan, Pa. died at 6:20 o'clock last night at the People's hospital. She is survived by her husband and four children, Paul, Mildred, Geraldine and Donald at home, her mother, Mrs. Laura (note-Lura) McKernan of Laddsburg, six sisters, Mrs. Katherine McMann of Athens; Mrs. Mabel Shapher (note-Shaffer) of Saco, Mrs. Josephine Sullivan, Mrs. Evelyn Mahoney, Towanda; Miss Mary McKernan at home and Mrs. Lida Sandow of Laddsburg; four brothers, Byron, Martin, Joseph and Bernard, all of Laddsburg. Funeral services will be held at the home at 9 o'clock Thursday morning and at St. Joseph's church in Athens at 10 o'clock. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com> 

MILLER - LEDERMAN
Magelia "Goldie" Age 99, of Montour Falls, NY, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mrs. Lederman was born in Pennsylvania on September 6, 1905, the eldest of 13 children and the daughter of the late Charles and Maude Parks Miller. Goldie is survived by her sons, William C. Lederman, Jr. and John (Phyllis) Lederman, both of Montour Falls, NY, and Jack (Charlotte) Lederman of Owego, NY; daughter, Jean Woodward of Montour Falls NY; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Goldie is also survived by her youngest sister, Imogene Miller of Elmira, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lederman was predeceased by her husband, William C. Lederman in 1982. She is also predeceased by her sons, Robert J., Carl V. and Arthur; sisters, Frieda Snyder, Helen Messenger, Margaret Bailey, Alice Burt and Thelma McGettrick; brothers, Donnie, Fred, Charles, and Arthur Miller. Goldie was a homemaker who loved life and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Seneca View Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. There will be no calling hours. There will be a memorial gathering of her family and friends to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.

Mc UMBER-BOOKWALTER, Sandra J.
Sandra J. McUmber-Bookwalter, age 62, of Palmetto, FL died on July 17, 2005 in Venice, FL. She was born on March 27, 1943 in Corning, NY, and came to this area in 1995 from Horseheads, NY. She was a realtor in Horseheads and a member of the Catholic Faith. Surviving family members include her husband, Richard L. of Palmetto; daughters, Kelley McAfee of Queensbury, NY, Whitney Smith of Glennmills, PA, and Taylor Baron of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son, James Billington of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sisters Veronica Frank of Venice, FL, Margaret Epler of Springhill, FL, Tracy Paddock of Horseheads, NY; brothers, John McUmber of Warner Robbins, GA, Thomas McUmber of Newark, NY, Kenneth McUmber of Gastonia, NC, Guy McUmber of Meadville, PA, and Mark McUmber of Warner Robbins, GA; and seven grandchildren. A memorial mass is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19th, at 11 a.m. at the Santa Maria Chapel of Epiphany Cathedral in Venice.

MILES Gary L., Jr. Age 38,of Romulus, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, went very unexpectedly to be with his Lord on Thursday July 28, 2005. Gary was formerly employed at the Elmira Correctional Facility and recently transferred to Willard Correctional in Romulus, NY. He was born on June 11th, 1967. Gary is survived by his precious daughters, Tara and Sara, whom he adored; loving mother, Linda Cadek of Elmira Heights, NY; father, Gary Miles, Sr. of Phelps, NY; wife, Heidi Miles of Elmira, NY; sister, Tina (Paul) Condon; brothers, Jeff (Pam) Miles, Mike (Karen) Cadek, Jamie (Roberta) Cadek; special friend, Amy Walker of Romulus, NY; grandmother, Ada Weston; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Edward Weston; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Anna Miles. Gary was a loving, generous, caring man who had many friends. He will forever be missed. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday August 2, 2005, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal service there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Richard Scott and Deacon George Welch will Officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to an education fund for Tara and Sara in care of, Tina Condon, 212 W. 15th St., Elmira Heights, NY 14903Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. are incomplete at this time.

MILLSPAUGH Richard Lee Age 67, died
on Sunday, July 31, 2005. Richard was born on November 9, 1937 in Elmira, New York. Richard, a Christian man was a member of Family Christian Center and served in the United States Air Force. He also worked most of his adult life as a draftsman. He leaves cherished memories of his wife, Lucille Millspaugh; sons, Joseph and Renee Millspaugh, James and Melissa Millspaugh, Jonathan and Shelby Millspaugh; seven grandchildren; and sister, Sandra Fitzpatrick. Richard will forever live in the hearts of his family and friends and will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family. A visitation for Richard Millspaugh will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Family Christian Center, 14950 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress, Texas 77429. Funeral Services will be held for Richard on Thursday, August, 4, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at Family Christian Center under the direction of Rev. Mark Perez. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Family Christian Center, 14950 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress, Texas 77429 


MOSHER - Harry D. Mosher Jr., 68, of the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center, formerly of Corning, NY, died Friday ,March 27, 1987 at the center. He was born October 10, 1918 in Gibson,NY, the son of Harry D. and Fannie Mae Sherman Mosher. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Anne Miller of Wellsboro, PA., and Evelyn Jackson of Kenosha, Wisconsin; two sons Terrence Mosher of Hannibal, NY and CMS David Mosher with the USAF in West Germany; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Center Chapel with Rev. John Sandlund officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fagan`s Funeral Home. Submitted by Terry Mosher

MOSS - BROOKS Edna Of Vestal, died on July 1, with her daughter, Pat, by her side and surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Sylvester and Mabel Moss; and her sister, Elizabeth Farr. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia and Kenneth Moses, Paula Brooks and Robert Cook; and her son, Lawrence and Elizabeth Brooks. She is also survived by her devoted grandchildren, Robin and Mark McAlpine, Kristen Lacey, Paul Brooks and Scott Pool, Laurie and Can Bay, Emily Meacham, Lorne Brooks and Alecia Brooks. Her step grandchildren, Camberly Cook and Duncan Routh, Chad and Ashley Cook, JinOk and Jamie Taylor, Martin Moses, Jason and Jennifer Moses also survive. One of the highlights of her life was her seven great grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Marge Blodgett and Alice and Carl Wedgwood. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews who loved and enjoyed their 'Aunt Edna'. She also leaves three very dear, kind friends, Dan and Nancy Baker and Sue Smith. Born on a farm on July 22, 1918, in Waverly, NY., Edna spent most of her adult life in the Binghamton area. She managed her own hairdressing business for many years, was a member of many charity organizations, a lover of golf, and a very creative soul. She was for many years a school room Mom, a Girl Scout, Brownie and Boy Scout leader, the president of several local women's groups, a social worker who counseled recovering alcoholics, and a volunteer on the suicide hot line. Prior to returning to Binghamton ten years ago, she lived in Naples, Florida for seven years and loved her life in the sun there. Her family would like to thank the incredibly loving staff at Castle Gardens in Vestal, who - over the past eight years - had become part of her family. We would also like to thank Dr. Gary Dean for his compassionate and understanding care of our mother. The staff at Lourdes Hospice was there in Mom's time of need and we thank them, as well. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 9, 2005, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Castle Gardens Senior Living Center, 1715 Castle Gardens Road, Vestal, NY. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY. 13905. Arrangements are with the William R. Chase & Son Funeral Home.

O'CONNOR John S. Retired Elmira Fire Fighter Age 76, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Friday, August 19, 2005. John was the son of the late and former Elmira Police Chief, John J. and Ellen (Scopes) O'Connor. He is survived by sisters, Patricia A. Roemelt of Swain, NY, and Mary Ellen Marks of Elmira, NY; brothers, Richard J. O'Connor of Elmira, NY, R. Michael O'Connor of N. Attleboro, MA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. John was a Veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during the Korean War. He was a retired Fire Fighter with the Elmira Fire Department and was also a former Elmira Policeman. It was John's request that there be no prior calling hours. A private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

OTTO Joachim Fred Age 87 of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, July 24, 2005 at his home. Joachim was the husband of Annemarie (Goebel) Otto. He was born on February 5, 1918 in Potsdam, Germany, the son of Ernest Richard and Charlotte (Bahr) Otto. On Annamarie's birthday, May 4, 1955, she made a wish that she would find the man of her dreams and that this man would own a car. Joachim asked Annemarie for their first date on May 6, 1955 and he did own a car. They were united in marriage on May 20, 1956. Together they immigrated to Canada on July 11, 1957 and stayed there for four-and-a-half years before moving back to the United States in 1961. Joachim was employed by Johnson & Johnson in Brunswick, NJ as an engineer from 1964 until 1975. In 1975, after he retired, Annemarie and Joachim relocated to Lawrenceville, PA. Joachim is survived by his wife, Annemarie, with whom he would have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on May 20; a sister, Gabriela Otto of Dresden, Germany; several cousins and lots of friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service celebrating Joachim's life will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrenceville Ambulance Association, PO Box, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.

PALMER - Mrs. Daisy Palmer Gansz, wife of Ralph Gansz, Waterloo N. Y. died Tuesday, Sept 17, 1940, in the Barber Hospital in Lyons, N. Y. She is survived by her husband, three sons by a former marriage, Fred, Warner and Gaylord Fellows; a daughter, Elaine Gansz; four sisters, Mrs. Emery Skinkle and Mrs. Henry Smith of Waterloo, and Mrs. Mazie Shade of Lyons, and two brothers, Grant Palmer of Troy and Warner Palmer of Clyde, N. Y. Funeral services will be held Friday at Gelder's funeral home at Lyons, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery there. Submitted by Kathryn Maynard Nelson

PETTITT Arthur William Age 75, retired Army SFC (E-7), of New Sharon, died peacefully, Wednesday, July 27, at the VA Regional Medical Center in Togus. Art was born August, 10, 1929, in Elkland, PA, a son of Philip and Ernestine (Spencer) Pettitt. He attended Southside H.S. in Elmira, NY. He left high school to join the Army and serve his country, later earning his high school equivalency through the military. While in the Army he achieved the status of Executive Chef. During his 21 year military career he saw deployment in Korea, Japan, two tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded four good conduct medals. In 1950 he married his high school sweetheart, Anna Mae Bowdy and had three sons during their long and happy marriage. Upon his retirement from the Army, in 1968, he moved his family to New Sharon and resided there until the time of his death. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and "Mile Hill" neighbors and surviving family. He is survived by two sons, Arthur and William; grandchildren, Jessica Greifzu and her husband, Tyson and their children, Sebastian and Lucas, Jake Pettitt, Lorna Holland and her husband, Jason and their children, Brent and Melissa, Christopher Hills Pettitt and his wife, Christine, Shelley Hooper, Roy Aronson Pettitt, Abby Smiley Pettitt and Clifford Smiley Pettitt; a brother, John; sisters, Beva and Rachel; and many nieces, nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Mae Pettitt on Oct. 4, 2000; a son, Bruce Scott; a brother, Philip; a sister, Esther. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug., 2, at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. Following the service everyone in attendance is invited to a gathering to celebrate his life at his home, 538 Mile Hill, New Sharon. Gifts may be made in Art's memory to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Resource Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington.

PHILLIPS E. Homer Age 85, of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St. has been entrusted with the arrangements

PIERRI  Laurie Ann Age 44, of Elmira, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Laurie was born May 25, 1961 the daughter of Joseph T. and Mary Preston Pierri. In addition to her parents Laurie is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph M. and Katherine Pierri of Elmira, with sons Joseph T. and Daniel F. Pierri; long time close friend Karen Drake of Caton, NY; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her son Joshua, maternal grandparents Merlyn and Ruth Preston and paternal grandparents Peter and Julia Pierri. Laurie worked at Friendly's in Horseheads for nearly 20 years. The last several years she resided at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where she felt safe and enjoyed helping her fellow residents. Laurie was an avid NY Giants fan and loved to play fantasy football. She also enjoyed watching soap operas. Always up for a good card game, Laurie liked pairing up with her dad in euchre and also liked playing gin rummy. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Friday, July 15, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Clinton and North Main Sts., at 11:00 A.M. Donations in Laurie's memory may be directed to Chemung County Nursing Facility, Activities Fund, 103 Washington Street, Elmira, New York 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

PITCAVAGE - RYAN
Josephine S. Age 92 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 5, 2005 at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY. Josephine was born April 4, 1913 in Throop, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Walter and Hedwig nee Giniewicz Pitcavage. She married her husband Cornelius J. Ryan Sr. who pre-deceased her in 1958. Mrs. Ryan was also pre-deceased by her granddaughter Kathryn Kerry Ryan on May 27, 1978 and by her three brothers and one sister. Josephine was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She was also a member of The Altar & Rosary Society. Josephine devoted her life to caring for others and loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Ryan was a retired housekeeper for both Father Reilly and Father O'Brien at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Josephine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Cornelius J. "Neal" & Marilyn Ryan Jr. of Ithaca, NY; former daughter-in-law: Sally Q. Ryan of Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Irene & Pete Kucharski of Throop, PA and Helen Yerka of Detroit, Michigan; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday July 12, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street and Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Josephine's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Throop, PA. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Ryan through memorials to a charity of own's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY

PLATE - THOMAS
Barbara Jean (Plate) Age 65, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Barbara was born on November 10, 1939 in Elmira, New York. She was a retired school secretary. She is survived by her husband, Ronald R. Thomas, Las Vegas, NV; two sons, David M. Thomas, San Pedro, CA, and Brian D. (Shelli) Thomas, North Las Vegas, NV; one grandson, Blake A. Thomas, North Las Vegas, NV; two sisters, Melody (Adam) Dioguardi, Rochester, NY, and Gloria (Mike) Mattern, Prattsburgh, NY; two brothers, Harry Plate, Peoria, IL, and David (Kathy) Plate, Prattsburgh, NY. All services will be private. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements handled by Palm Mortuary -Cheyenne, Las Vegas, NV.

RANKIN - GILE
Elizabeth G. Age 87 of Wellsboro, PA, died July 21, 2005 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Lyman Oscar Gile. Elizabeth was born February 5, 1918 in Whitneyville, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Carrie Ziefle Rankin. She was a graduate of Charleston High School in 1936 and worked for the Penn Wells Hotel for ten years and Broad Acres Nursing Home for 26 years, retiring in 1985. Elizabeth was a member of the Whitneyville Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Reitha and Frank Starkweather, Whitneyville; sons and daughters-in-law, Oscar and Barbara Gile, Willseyville, NY, and Lynn and Elsie Gile, Oregon City, Oregon; eleven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lucille Flumerfelt of Georgia, Margurite Collins, Wellsboro, Doris Sampson, Wellsboro and Janice (John) Kimball, Wellsboro. She was predeceased by her husband, L. Oscar Gile, in July of 1964 and her son, Thomas E. Gile, in June of 1991. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

RODBOURNE - CHASE
Virginia Rodbourne Age 93, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died at Heritage Hill Senior Center, Weatherly, PA, on July 26, 2005. She was born in Erin, NY, the daugher of Annabelle Taylor Rodbourne and Charles Rodbourne. A graduate of Horseheads High School and Meehan Business School, she was employed for several years at Marine Midland Bank. She married Robert Sherman Chase of Elmira Heights in 1938 and was a devoted wife, loving mother and a supportive grandmother. Her devotion to the care of others was evident in her declining acceptance at Carnegie Mellon University to care for her ill mother and help to raise her younger brother. Virginia was a member of Trinity Church, Elmira, NY and their Altar Guild and Women's Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Companion Study Club and an avid gardener. Her summers were spent at her summer home in the Adirondacks. Two brothers and a sister predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert, three daughters and their spouses, Ann and Charles Butler of Hartsdale, NY, Virginia and Gerald Levanowitz of Stroudsberg, PA, and Susan and Charles Marston of Cleveland, OH; as well as six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY, Trinity Episcopal Church or Clemens Center for the Performing Arts, Elmira, NY. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

SHERMAN - The funeral of Mrs. Fanny Mae Sherman Mosher, wife of Harry D. Mosher of 143 Columbia St. Corning, NY, was held Thursday afternoon October 14, 1960 at Carpenter`s Funeral Homed, followed by burial at Niles Valley, PA. The bearers were: John Mosher, Raymond Mosher, William Mosher, and Louis Mosher. Submitted by Terry Mosher

SILVERS   Bruce A. Age 65 of Himrod, NY and Palmetto, FL died unexpectedly, Sunday March 13, 2005. He was born on January 5, 1940 to the late Ernest & Ruth Silvers. Bruce was a graduate of Southside High School and attended the University of Arizona and served in the United States Army. At the time of his retirement he operated a computer consulting business. He was predeceased by his wife, Marcy Silvers. Surviving are a step daughter, Karen Tompkins, Elmira Heights; and her children, Christopher and Paige Tompkins; a step son, John Simons, Syracuse; brothers, Marvin (Mary Margaret) Silvers, Elmira; Ronald Silvers, Gloucester, VA; Charles (Maggie) Silvers, Medlophian, VA; a sister, Judy (John) DeKay, Southport; along with several nieces. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday July 30, 2005 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. A memorial service and time of sharing will follow the visitation at 4 p.m.

SIMPSON - BOLLINGER
Sharon E. Age 54, of Corning, NY, died on Friday, July 29, 2005, peacefully at the Good Shepard Hospice in Auburndale, FL. She was retired from Corning Glass Works and a member of the Church of Christ in Horseheads, NY. She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Bollinger. Her survivors include her parents, Russell and Doris Simpson of Winter Haven, FL; her sister, Bonnie Fiordelis and her husband, Paul of Winter Haven, FL; her niece, Jennifer Rennells, Jennifer's father, James Rennells III, and Jennifer's 3 children, Victoria, Zebulon and Emalee. Sharon also has stepchildren and step-grandchildren. We Love You Sharon and will Miss You. The body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

STENBERG - GOLDEN
Doris (Stenberg) died peacefully on August 16, 2005 surrounded by loved ones in Santa Clara, CA. Doris was born in Elmira, NY, on April 14, 1927. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1948 and moved to Santa Clara in the early 60's where she worked for Kaiser Hospital until her retirement. She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip R. Golden; parents, John and Celia Stenberg; sister, Marie; and brother, John R. Doris is survived by her sons, Steven, Dan, Bill, David, and Philip; and daughters, Maria, Liz, and Margaret. Loving grandmother of 23, great-grandmother of 18. She is also survived by her brother, Leonard Stenberg.

STEWART - MCCLOSKEY
Constance R. (Stewart) Home Health Aide Age 70, of East Church Street, died peacefully at the home of her loving daughter, Lynda on Sunday, July 10, 2005 where she received the utmost care. She was born March 10, 1935 in Piercefield, NY, the daughter of the late Ford and Eva (Foster) Mills. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Kevin Albert of Elmira, NY; beloved brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Tami Stewart of Clermont, FL; much-adored grandchildren, Elise, Chad, Kaila and Makenna Albert, Carlie and William 'Foxy' Stewart; life-long friend of 30 years, Bonnie Mullen of Pennsylvania. For over 20 years, Constance loved and cared for the elderly as a home health aide. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to call at the Southside Alliance Church, 530 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Constance's life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. The Reverend John McConnell will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.

STORCH Mrs. Carrie Storch Dickinson, 82, of East Smithfield died early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Dickinson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louis Gerould of East Smithfield, a brother Albert Storch of Wetona, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Inez Rice of East Smithfield; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the family home Thursday afternoon where services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery with Rev. Paul Dershem officiating. Submitted by Pat Raymond - Pat717@aol.com from her grandmother's scrapbook, Clara OLIPHANT Smith.

SYMONDS  Dorothy J. of Dundee Age 85, died Thursday, August 4, 2005, at The Homestead, in Penn Yan, ending her earthly life of service for others. Dorothy was born December 13, 1919 in Rock Stream, NY, the daughter of the late David and Laura Pierce Symonds. She graduated from Dundee High School in 1937 and went on to Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in Food Administration in 1941. In June of 1961 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities from the University of Rochester. Dorothy's career in food service management for 45 years taught good food preparation to many, young and old. She started in 1941 when she was assistant manager at S.F. Iszard Co. Tea Room in Elmira. In 1947 she was cafeteria manager for Madison High School, Rochester, followed by years of college food service at Syracuse, Penn State, Fredonia and Rochester Institute of Technology. She also worked in hospital food service at Strong Memorial and at the Methodist Home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Dorothy returned home in 1974 to help care for her mother and was school cafeteria manager at the Penn Yan schools; she retired in 1984. Dorothy was a faithful and active member of the United Methodist church wherever she lived, teaching Sunday School through the years. She was a former trustee of the Dundee United Methodist Church, mission chairperson and U.M. Women's vice president and former conference delegate. Dorothy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution GU-YA-NO-GA chapter of Yates Co. and past regent of the SHE-QUA-GAH chapter of Schuyler Co., NY. In April 2005 the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Dorothy a certificate for 50 years of dedicated service. She is loved and will be missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Claudia and Patrick Sullivan of Dundee; nephew and his wife, David and Jane Symonds of Hamilton, NY; several cousins; and many friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Howard Symonds, in 1978; and a sister, Clarissa Hinkleman, in 1999. Dorothy gave her body to the University of Rochester Medical School Anatomical Gift Program. Friends are invited to her memorial service at the Dundee United Methodist Church, Monday, August 29, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ann Hicks officiating. In lieu of flowers the family graciously requests memorial contributions be made to Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water Street, or the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837. Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.

TRUAX Ronald D. Age 73, received his promotion to glory on July 11, 2005 while visiting his children in Brighton, MI. Ron and his wife, Esther reside at Maranatha Village in Sebring, FL, having been residents of New York, Minnesota and Florida over their years together. He was born on February 15, 1932, in Utica, NY, the son of the late Gladys (Mrs. Norman J.) Carpenter and the late Rev. Clyde G. Truax. Ron is survived by his wife of 49 years, Esther; daughter, Wendy Truax also of Brighton, MI; son, Jonathyn Truax and his wife, Rhonda of Howell, MI; grandchildren, Parker and Rebekah; brothers, Clifton (Ann) Truax of Erin, NY and Gerald (Barbara) Truax of St. Louis, MO. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, July 17, 2005, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and again Monday, July 18, 2005, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. After a private internment service, friends and family are further invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of his life to take place on Tuesday, July 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Clifford Proper (Elmira, NY), the Rev. Derwin Hauser (Bradenton, FL) and the Rev. Vaughn White (Richey, MT) officiating. Those wishing may remember Ron with memorials to the Ron Truax Memorial Fund, C/O Maranatha Baptist Church, 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870.

TURNER - NIKULICH
Katherine A. "Betty" Age 74, of Elmira, New York, died on Sunday, July 24, 2005. She was born on June 22, 1931 in Sayre, PA, to the late Paul and Anna (Perry) Turner. Katherine is survived by her husband, John Nikulich of Elmira; daughters, Alice (Ken) Smith of Longmont, CO, Susan (Shawn) Stentz of Louisville, KY, Joan (Bruce) Robertson of Tyrone, NY, Dr. Margy (Thomas) Barrett of Gainesville, GA, Katherine (Steve) Wick of Odessa, NY, and Patricia Nikulich of Elmira; several brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Michelle, David, John, Steven, Brian, Joshua, James, Laura and Marissa; and great-granddaughter, Jordyn Manzer. Katherine was a longtime member of St. Cecilia's Church where she volunteered much of her time and a member of the Eagles Club. She loved to camp at Treman Park and also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Saturday, July 30th, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Bath National Cemetery

WANDELL Michael Eugene Jr. Age 33 of Horseheads, NY died as the result of an accident in Tampa, FL on Monday July 11, 2005. Michael was born in Elmira, NY the son of Pauline Cammarata & Michael Eugene Wandell Sr. He was a chef in Clearwater Beach, Florida prior to returning to Horseheads, NY. Michael was a former communicant of St. Mary's Southside Church in Elmira, NY. Michael is survived by his mother: Pauline Cammarata and her significant other Kitty Sargent of Horseheads, NY; father: Michael E. Wandell Sr. of Horseheads, NY; sons: Joseph Wandell and Rocky Wandell both of Elmira, NY; sisters: Christina Wandell of Canisteo, NY; Andrea Torres of Elmira, NY; Barbra Peters of Dunedin, Florida; Katie Peters of Horseheads, NY and Angelina Cammarata Sargent of Horseheads, NY; brothers: Brad Martin Wandell of Horseheads, NY and Rex Sargent of Dunedin, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including special aunts and uncle Lisa & Reggie Harmon of Florida; Francine Cammarata of Florida and Libora Cammarata of Minnesota. Relatives and friends are invited at attend Michael's Funeral Services on Monday July 18, 2005 at 2 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

WEBB - WILLIAMS
Mary Ann Age 90, of Elmira, NY. She was born February 28, 1915 in Butler, PA, daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian (Fulton) Webb and died Monday, July 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Friday, July 22nd, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, July 23rd, at 10 a.m. Rev. Frank Raines III and Rev. James Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

WHITAKER - FUSCO
Janet L. (Whitaker) Age 51, of Beckwith Rd., Pine City, died unexpectedly after a brief illness Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her best friend, dear husband and partner, Armand Fusco of Pine City; daughters and son, Jill Wood, Amanda and Peter Fusco; granddaughter, Adyson; her parents, Jack and June Whitaker of Horseheads; sisters and brother, Jane Winterling, Pat Haskins and Jack Whitaker. Janet was also predeceased by her sister, JoAnn Miller. Janet expressed her faith and love of all nature's beauty through her paintings, drawings and gardening. She was a loving mother, great wife, caring sister, wonderful daughter, and gifted artist. Although her time with us was too short, we can be comforted with the incredible sense of peace and strength she carried. Her love of family was most important to her. "Janet we love you and will miss you." Family and friend are invited to call at the Barber funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Thursday, July 14, 2005, from 2-4:00 and 7-8:30 p.m. when her prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Interment will take place privately.

WILSON - KACALA Sara Wilson Age 88, of Jacksonville, FL. and formally of Elmira, NY. died July 5, 2005. While living in Jacksonville, she was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, a member of Alderman Park Garden Club, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and along with her husband participated in several ball dancing groups. In Elmira, Sara was a parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church and employed with The Chemung County Red Cross where she was the Service Director of Military Families. A beloved wife and mother, Sara will be missed by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (James) Manning of Elmira, NY, and Susan (S. Joseph) Servais of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Marie Nebrig of Birmingham, AL; nephews, Al (Janet) Nebrig of Hoover, AL, and David Nebrig of Decatur, AL.; as well as several loving friends in Jacksonville and Elmira. Sara was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Kacala. A memorial service for Sara will be held in St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church Foundation or the American Red Cross, Chemung County Chapter.

WOOD Anthony M. "Tony" Age 25, of Corning, died Sunday, July 17, 2005. Tony was born in Elmira, NY, on September 13, 1979, to Michael Wood and Gail Zezzo. Tony graduated from Campbell - Savona Central School in 1998, and was an avid bowler. He was employed by Bomak Contractors in Horseheads. He is survived by his father, Michael (Mary Jo Naida) Wood of Campbel; mother, Gail (Daniel) Fey of Corning; a brother, Joseph Wood of Corning; stepbrothers, Brian Fey and Eric Fey of Corning, step sister, Christy Fey of Norfolk, VA; his grandmother, Kathleen Lewandowski of North Tonowanda, NY; several aunts and uncles including Lloyd (Nina) Wood, Jr. of Corning, Carol Wood of Elmira; and several cousins. Anthony was predeceased by grandparents, Marge and Donald Zezzo, and Lloyd Wood, Sr. Calling hours will be held today, Wednesday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ronald F. Aebersold officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.

WRIGHT  John Phillip Age 36 of 617 Reynolds Street, Elmira, died on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly and their children Cody, Olivia and Russell, all at home. He is also survived by his father, Walter G. Wright, of Ogdensburg, NY; his mother and stepfather, Donna Barr and David Barr; his sister, Kara; his mother-in-law, JoAnne Russell; his grandmother, Dode Wright; his stepsister, Kristie; and his stepbrother, Kevin; his niece, Kelsi; and his nephew, Karson; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. John was originally from Ogdensburg, NY, and was a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. He was a graduate of Cazenovia College and also attended Utica College. He was employed by the Elmira Star-Gazette and was a loving son and husband, a caring father and a wonderful friend. John was an avid sports fan especially auto racing and the Elmira Jackals. His many hobbies included golfing, softball, camping, fishing and above all, spending time with his family. He and his family have been very grateful for his many friends from softball, the Star-Gazette and all those in the Elmira and Ogdensburg areas whose lives he touched. John will always be remembered as a courageous fighter, a generous man, a hard worker who loved his job, a man with a great sense of humor, and especially a man whose quality of character and extraordinary spirit endeared him to everyone who knew him and who will miss him so much. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira. The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2005, at St. Peter and Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira.

ZAWKO Peter J. Loving father, brother, uncle and friend Age 76, of Elmira, NY. He was born September 30, 1928 in Elmira, son of the late John and Katherine (Cucik) Zawko and died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Nick, Joseph, Steven, Mike; and sister, Ann. Pete is survived by his loving daughter, Tina (Wheeler) Matthews of Frederick, MD; sisters, Sophie Phelps of Blacksburg, VA, Julia Hamula, Mary Jansen and Katherine Kole, all of Horseheads; brothers, Charles and Paul, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Beverly Wheeler of Elmira, Joseph Arbach of Elmira, Gladys Bannon of Horseheads, and Laura Ingal of Elmira. Pete was a Master Carpenter whose handiwork is found in many homes and businesses in the area. He retired from Wahl Construction in the mid 1980's after many years of service, was a U.S. Army veteran and was a well-known local athlete who participated in many sports during his youth, including softball, basketball and boxing. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, July 17th, from 2 to 6 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Pete may be remembered through donations to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Transplant Services, Ground Floor - Rhodes Building, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Pete will be eternally grateful for the generosity of an organ donor. Please consider organ donation as a way to pass on the true gift of life to someone in need. 


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?? Doris G. Age 91, "Grama Dorsey" passed peacefully into her eternal life onJuly 7th, 2005 in the arms of her three sons, during a return visit to her beloved cottage on Keuka Lake. Most recently a resident of Cazenovia, New York, she previously lived in Bath, Rochester, and Elmira. Her memories will always be treasured by her family and many friends, whose lives have been touched by this special lady who lived simply and modestly, but was rich in kindness, compassion, and concern for others. Grama's cup was always half-full, and she shared it generously. She will be dearly missed and honored by her sons and "daughters-in-love", Dave, Bob and Jean, Jim and Julia; her grandchildren, Kathy, Betsy, and Tom, Chris, Jason, Kara (who predeceased her), and Emily, Austin, Sebastian, Brittany, and Karalyn; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Abbey, Aidan and Madeline; her niece, JoAnne; and her faithful Willow. A memorial service will be held at Saint James Church in Cazenovia, NY at noon on Saturday, July 16th, with a celebration for all of Grama's friends immediately thereafter, also at the church. A celebration will also be held at her cottage on Keuka Lake in mid-August. In lieu of flowers or donations, Grama asked that you share your time, yourself, and your love with others.

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Lillian Helen Died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at her home of natural causes. Born March 31, 1916 in Elmira, NY, she lived in Oceanside, CA, for 13 years. Family, friends, church and her deep love of God allowed her to perceive each day as a gift. Lillian is survived by her son and daughter, and many grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be sent to The Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Elmira, NY.

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Carol A. Pine City Resident Age 67, of Christian Hollow Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Calvin Wright; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Barbara Maines, all of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Kelley (Eric) Fernetti, Kristen Maines, Jack, Stephen and Chad Wright; great-grandson, Marcus Fernetti; sister, Sally Abrunzo of Elmira, NY; and her beloved companions, her dog, "Widge" and her cat, "Clinton". Her husband, Emory J. Maines, Jr. predeceased Carol in November of 2000. She retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with over 30 years of service and after retiring she was a volunteer at the hospital. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed gardening around her home. In her earlier days, she was known to enjoy bowling. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, July 29, 2005, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Funeral and Committal there Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Don Guiles will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
 

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