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Dorothy M. "Dot" (Baker) Age 70, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, September 30, 2005. Dot was married on August 5, 1954 to Charles W. "Tom" Anderson. Friends may call on Sunday, October 2, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Interment will be in West Branch Cemetery, Potter County, PA.
BONDHUS Ole H. Age 95, of Liberty, PA, died Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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BRIMMER - STEVENS
BROWN James "Jim" R. Age 64, of RR2, Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born January 5, 1941 in Elmira, NY. Jim retired from Mansfield University on January 24, 2003 after 36 years of service as a maintenance repairman. He owned and operated the Country Corral on North Main St. in Mansfield. Jim is survived by a son, Nicholas "Nick" (Nicole McCarthy) Brown of Mansfield; two daughters, Kim Case of Mainesburg, Melissa Lewis of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Lexa Brown, Trevor Case; a special cousin, Sophia Aumick of Mansfield, PA; and many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 22, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Miles officiating.
BRYAN Dale J. Age 68, of 173 Vanderhoff Rd., Millport, NY, died Sunday, August 7, 2005 at his residence. He was a retired school bus driver for the Horseheads Central School District. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hillsgrove Union Church, Hillsgrove, PA. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, PA.
BUTLER Richard E. "Dick" Age 68, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday morning, September 9, 2005. Dick was born February 15, 1937 in Elmira, NY, the son of Loretta J. Price Butler and the late Alpha A. Butler. Dick was a carpenter by trade. But he enjoyed "tinkering" around with just about everything. His passion was his family. He is survived by his children, Ronald E. (Tricia) Butler of Horseheads, NY, Daniel J. (Connie Faulkner) Butler of Elmira, NY, Jeffrey S. Butler of Fort Lewis, WA, and David M. (Theresa) Butler of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Brandon, Josh, Sherrie, Jeffrey Jr., Sara, Bailey Butler, Daniel and Eric Faulkner; brothers, Arthur Butler and Albert (Roxanne Lewis) Butler, both of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Delphine Merrone of Horseheads, NY, Norma (Albert) Curren of Horseheads, NY, Clairabelle Hayden of Waverly, NY, and Beverly J. Sheffield of Horseheads, NY; special friend of many years, Rochelle "Shelly" Hancock; and former wife, Elizabeth G. Butler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and Friends will be welcomed at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Dick's Funeral Services and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Dick may do so through memorials to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-3049, or to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905-9984. Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home.
BYAM Nadine Marie Age 56, longtime resident of Elmira and formerly of the South New Berlin area, died in her Elmira home on Sept. 27, 2005 after a short battle with lung cancer. Born in Norwich on Oct. 17, 1948, Nadine was the daughter of Archer K. and Ellen M. (White) Byam. Following her graduation from the South New Berlin Central High School, she attended Cobleskill College, graduating in 1969 with her management degree. Growing up in the Norwich and South New Berlin areas, Nadine worked as a waitress at Hand's Inn and at the restaurant at Chenango Lake. She had been a resident of the Elmira area for many years, working first as a waitress at the restaurant at Mustico's, then helping Burdette Meyers with his catering business, eventually becoming employed by Aramark as a cafeteria worker in Arnot Ogden Hospital. Nadine is survived by her mother, Ellen M. Byam; by her sisters, Elaine Riker of TN, Alicia Livingston and husband Ken of Norwich, and Althea Fountain, also of Norwich; by her brothers, N. Marks Byam and wife, Shirley of Middleburg, PA, and Lawrence Byam and wife, Janie of Cleveland, TN. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Nadine was predeceased by her father, Archer, in 1990; by her brother, Everett Byam; and by her companion, Burdette Meyers. Funeral services for Nadine will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 1, 2005, from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich. The Rev. Dennis McKenna, Pastor of the Assembly of God, will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery of White Store.
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COLES - BODDIE
COLWELL - SULLIVAN
CORNISH - WASHBURN
DAUGHERTY Michael R. Of Navarre, Florida, formerly of Horseheads, New York, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elmira, New York, on October 5, 1954, the son of Ralph R. Daugherty and Betty O. Daugherty. Michael was a retired Senior Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Sharon K. Daugherty; son, Timothy M. Daugherty; and daughter, Melissa K. Daugherty; brothers, Martin S. Daugherty and his wife, Janice K. Daugherty, Joel T. Daugherty; nephew, Mathew M. Daugherty; niece, Marisa E. Daugherty; and beloved dog, Bonnie. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 www.Leukemia-Lymphoma.org.
DAVIS Harry M. Age 87, a longtime former resident of Horseheads, died unexpectedly on August 28 at his home in Green Acres, Florida. Mr. Davis, an employee of New York State Electric & Gas Corp. for more than 35 years, moved to Florida in 1995 following the death of his first wife, Louise M. Davis. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Davis spent four years in the Army Air Corps stationed in India, and was active in his unit's reunions until recently. Mr. Davis is survived by his second wife, Sadie, of Green Acres, FL; two sons, Jack Davis of Wilton, CT, and David Davis of Plano, TX; a sister, Rachel Lewis of Van Wert, OH; and three grandchildren, James and Kevin Davis, both of Wilton, CT and Mrs. Amy (Davis) Fair of Plano, TX. Funeral arrangements and burial are pending in Green Acres.
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ECCLESTON Dale E. Blake Age 53, of Waverly, died on Friday, August 5th, 2005, at home surrounded by her loving family. Dale was born on October 27th, 1951 in Ithaca, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Thelma Sharpsteen Blake. Dale is survived by her husband, Fred Eccleston of Waverly; her children, Sheila and Robert Wright of Waverly, Robert and Colleen Manuel of Waverly; stepchildren, Bonnie Russell of Florida, Duane and Autumn Eccleston of Waverly, Kathy and Gerald Chandler of Lockwood, Todd and Connie Eccleston of New Hampshire, Brenda Eccleston of Van Etten; grandchildren, Kristin Burke, Kendra Burke, Katlyn Manuel, Kiana Manuel, Dalton Manuel, Nicole and Jim Swimelar, Josh Hoose, Cody Blake, Greg Baker, Amber Chandler, Tiffany Chandler, Todd Eccleston, Justin Eccleston, Timothy Parkhurst, William Myers; her brothers, Henry and Carole Blake of Van Etten, Ronald and Carol Blake of Waverly; her sisters, Doris and Henry Sharpsteen of Lockwood, Francis Mooney of Newfield, Kathy Blake of Waverly, June Matthews of Van Etten, Betty Campbell of Waverly; sisters-in-law, Hazel Blake of Ithaca, Betty Blake of Ithaca, Martha Blake of Waverly; as well as several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. Dale is predeceased by her parents; a grandson, Gaige Manuel; her brothers, Franklin Blake, Frank Blake, Howard Blake, and Paul Blake; a brother-in-law, Frank Mooney; sisters, Myrtle Johnson and Mary Blake; and a sister-in-law, Gracie Salsman. Dale worked as an aide for the Tioga General Hospital for 8 years and was a stitcher for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corp. for ten years. Dale loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid Bingo Player and loved to play the ponies. Friends and Family are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Dale's Life on Saturday, August 13th, 2005, at her home at 150 Van Atta Road, Waverly, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY 14892.
ENDERLE Phillip G. Age 59, of Elkland, PA, died September 1, 2005.Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.
FOWLER Carmen E. Formerly of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, August 14, 2005 at the age of 49. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl W. and Ann Marie (Bellizia) Fowler. Carmen is survived by his brother and sister, Carl (Michella) Fowler, Geraldine (Robert) Anarumo; uncles, John (Alma) Fowler and Anthony (Margaret) Bellizia; along with many other family members and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 12 Noon in St. Mary's Church, Southside. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Carmen may be remembered through donations to the Carmen Fowler Memorial Fund, c/o Michella Fowler, 200 Front St., Elmira, NY 14901 or the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Envelopes will be provided at the church.
FRANKLIN - MARCELLINO
HAKES Andy P. "Nighthawk" Age 48 of 1401 Lake St., Elmira, NY. He was born June 6, 1957 in Elmira, son of Floyd and Eleanor (Wiles) Hakes and died Friday, August 26, 2005 unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife, Misty (Thurston); children, Andy Jr. (Brandi) of Hornby, Jackie (Kenneth) Russell of Watkins Glen and Jessica (Nick) Berry of Burdett; parents, Floyd and Eleanor Hakes of Beaver Dams; brothers, Ted (Trish) Hakes of FL, Ken (Carolyn) Hakes of Beaver Dams, Ray (Marge) Hakes of Breesport and Roger (Wendy) Youmans of Hornby; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Lucy Brown of Elmira; sister-in-law, Christy (Anthony) Gray of Elmira; brother-in-law, Vincent (Melissa) Brown of FL; adopted sons, Jeremy (Cracker) Stephens, Anthony (Aquarius) Williams and Steven (Bubba) Gage. Andy was an active CBer (Nighthawk) and a shade tree mechanic. He was his happiest working on cars. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, August 30th from 3 to 5 p.m. A time of sharing will follow at 5 p.m.
HAMMER Joseph M. Age 78, of Sabinsville, PA, died September 4, 2005. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.
HORNING Robert C. Age 83, of Bath NY and formerly of Elmira and Castile, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was the son of the late J. Carlisle and Olive Cogswell Horning. He was preceded in death by a son Robin Horning; brother Cecil Horning; and sister Ruth Kohler. He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Evelyn "Lynne" Cleveland Horning; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ellen Horning of Bath; daughter Andrea Watts of Logan UT; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Bob retired from Schweizer Aircraft Company in 1984 after 35 years of service. After Bob put in a day's work at Schweizer's, it was not unusual for him to work from 6 PM until 11 PM helping other people. Those who knew Bob thought of him as the world's best "fix it" man. Bob was also the Scoutmaster of Troop 9, Boy Scouts of America, and proud of the 18 Eagle Scouts who grew up under his leadership. It was Bob's request that there be no funeral services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
HOTTER - DUNBAR
HURLER Berwin G. of Harrison Valley, PA 54, died Friday, September 9, 2005. Born February 11, 1951, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Merle G. and Eilene M. Gill Hurler. He was employed by Tri-County Rural Electric for 34 years. He was a member of the Westfield Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed go-kart racing. He was an accomplished artist and signmaker. Surviving are two sons, Christopher (Cynthia) Hurler and Ryan (Carla) Hurler, both of Westfield, PA; a granddaughter, Calyssa Hurler; a brother, Ronald D. Hurler of Westfield; a niece, Kimberly (Jeremiah) Kosa of Harrison Valley; two aunts, Myrtle Steadman of Galeton and Doris Dibble of Westfield; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father in 1995; and his mother on July 9, 2005. Friends may call Tuesday, September 13th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.
JOSLYN William I., Jr. "Jossie" Age 61, of Horseheads NY, died Sunday, September 4, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Bill was the son of the late William I., Sr. and Eleanor (Thompson) Joslyn. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Judith Gee Joslyn; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer A. and James Coleman of Elmira; grandchildren, Lynn, William and Shamus Michael Coleman; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce E. and Jack Becker of Elmira; aunt Rickey Thompson of Toms River NJ; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Edward) Ames of Watkins Glen, Joanne (Donald) Buck of Tioga PA, Donna Gee of Horseheads, Linda (Curtis) Bolden of Horseheads and Connie (Richard) Palmer of Alpine NY; "special son" Michael Boulas of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by a sister, Judith A. Joslyn. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts. on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 2:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 205 W. 13th St., Elmira Heights. Donations in Bill's memory may be directed to St. John's Episcopal Church, Building Fund.
KELSH - TEWS
KISER Donald F. Age 82, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, August 4, 2005, at home with his loving family by his side. Donald is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leanne Kiser of Horseheads; son, Fred (Shannon) Kiser of Horseheads; daughter, Susan (Allen) Proctor of Horseheads; brother, William (Jacqueline) Kiser of Elmira; sisters, Beverly Walker of Elmira, Joyce Weideman of Elmira Heights, and Geraldine Pelchy of Horseheads; grandchildren, Robert Willson, Cassandra Kiser and Carly Kiser, all of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Donald's wish that there be no services. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Southern Tier Hospice for the care and comfort given to Donald in his time of need and ask that all memorial donations be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
KUMP Patrick Michael Age 46, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He was born February 14, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of George F. and Anita Brugger Kump. He graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School in 1977. He attended Penn State University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He worked as a licensed Funeral Director in New York State for many years. He is survived by his parents, George and Anita Kump, Mansfield, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Paul Holland, Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Kump and Elaine Perkins, Elmira, NY, and John and Elaine Kump, Lancaster, PA; nephews, Benjamin "Emily" Hagan, Norwalk, CT, and Alex Ryan, Syracuse, NY; nieces, Anne Hagan, Elmira, NY, and Katie Ryan, Boston, MA; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A Memorial Mass will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA; Rev. Albert Leonard, officiating.
LONGSTREET L. Cleone Age 79, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully in her sleep at Skyline Nursing Home, San Jose, CA. Ms. Longstreet, known to her friends as "Cleo" was a longtime resident of Santa Clara, CA, settling down in CA after a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy as a nurse at the Oakland Navy Hospital. Ms. Longstreet received her nursing training at Arnot Ogden Memorial School of Nursing, graduating in the Class of 1948. Ms. Longstreet was a great advocate of dance and drama, being associated with dance groups in Glen Falls, NY, Elmira, NY and Santa Clara, CA. Ms. Longstreet was survived by step brother, Alan Kakretz of Elmira, NY; first cousin, Malcolm Turner of Horseheads, NY; and longtime friend and associate, Eloise Houseknecht of Elmira, NY; plus several second and third cousins of Elmira and Horseheads, NY. Any donations should be sent to Arnot Ogden Nursing Alumni Assoc. c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Local arrangements are being entrusted to Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.
LOPAPA Felix Age 78, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, August 13, at his home on Westlake Street in Horseheads. Originally from New York City, Felix moved to the Elmira area in 1989 after living in Wayland for a number of years. He was a very caring person who inquired frequently about the welfare of others and prayed for the sick. The songs he used to sing in Italian and his sense of humor are among the things that will be remembered fondly and missed greatly. While all of his immediate family members have passed on before him, he is survived by scores of friends. As some of his friends have pointed out, he is now reunited with his family and is no longer confined to a wheelchair. In lieu of calling hours, there will a celebration of his life at the Westlake Street IRA, 402 Westlake Street, Horseheads, on Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 4:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, Wayland, NY.
McCALLUM - MEALY Madalyn J. Age 66, of Horseheads, NY, died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Madalyn was born in Howard, NY, daughter of the late Daniel and Edith (Wilhem) McCallum. Madalyn retired fron Thatcher Glass after many years of service. Survivors include husband, Charles of 22 years; daughter, Danita Chappell of Horseheads; son, George (Mary) Gould of Elmira Heights, NY; granddaughter, Nikki Ray Gould of Elmira Heights; grandson, Daran Chappell of Horseheads; special friend, Helen Vanderpool of Elmira. Madalyn's wishes were to have no services held. Contributions in Madalyn's memory can be made to the Red Cross Katrina Fund or a local SPCA.
McQUAY - PALMATIER
MEAD Robert Lee Sr. Age 66, R.D. #4, Westfield , PA, died Friday, September 1, 2005, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Valley Christian Church, #146 Maple Street, Westfield, PA, Sunday from 1-3 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Matt Willis offc. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with Robert's medical expenses. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA.
NEISS Ross W. of Germania, PA 72, formerly of Mt. Joy, PA, died Saturday, August 13, 2005. Born January 4, 1933, in Mt. Joy, he was the son of Park and Florence Fach Neiss. He served with the US Army in Germany from 1953-1956. On December 3, 1955, in Karlsruhe, Germany, he married the former Vera Kolmel, who survives. He was employed by Garber/Sico Oil Company in Mt. Joy for 44 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Matthaeus Lutheran Church in Germania and Germania Leisure Club. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Kerry (Sherrie) Neiss of Mt. Joy; three daughters, Marion (Barry) Hoffer and Sylvia (Robert) Lightner, both of Elizabethtown, and Michelle (Ryan) Gray of Hummelstown; ten grandchildren; and a sister, Jean (James) Tierney of Elizabethtown. He was predeceased by a son, Ross W. Neiss, Jr. in 1987; two brothers; and a sister. A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 17th in St. Matthaeus Lutheran Church, Germania. The Rev. Raymond D. Forsythe will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to St. Matthaeus Lutheran Church, Germania, PA 16922. Arrangements are entrusted to the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton.
NEWCOMB Nelson "Newk" E. Age 70, of RD #2 Lawrenceville, PA, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005, at home. Newk was the husband of Caroline A. (Lind) Newcomb. He was born on March 27, 1935 in Galeton, PA, the son of Lula Newcomb. Newk retired from Corning, Inc., a member of AFGWU Local 1000 and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Newk is survived by his wife, Caroline, with whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage on September 5; a son and daughter-in-law, Nelson "Lynn" and Yvonne "Sis" Newcomb of RD # 2, Tioga, PA; two grandsons, Joshua Lynn Newcomb and Jason David (Kim) Newcomb; three great-grandchildren, Trever Lynn, Zachary David and Kevin Robert; two sisters, Virgina Kennedy and Elaine Loucks of Tioga, PA; an aunt, Eva Hurd; three uncles, Milton, Lester and Leon Newcomb. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 13, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woolrich Cemetery, Woolrich, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville Ambulance Association, PO Box 177, Lawrenceville, PA 16929
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OLIVER Franklin Delano Age 73, of Canton, PA, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 15, 1932 in Crandletown, PA, the son of Donald and Nolla E. (Barnett) Oliver. Franklin was the husband of Joan (Stone) Oliver. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2005. He retired in January of 2005 from Parker Hannifin Corp. (formerly Schrader Bellows) after 48 years of service. Prior to working for Parker Hannifin Corp. he had worked for the Die and Machine Co., Eastern Wood Products in Williamsport, PA, he was a milkman for Canton Dairy, he worked for A&P, and the Canton Water Co. He and his family were the caretakers and gravediggers for several cemeteries over the span of 41 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War and served in Germany. Franklin is survived by his wife, Joan; one son, Mark (Ludmilla) Oliver of New Market, MD; a daughter, Tenley Oliver of Canton, PA; a grandson, Adrian Oliver of Middletown, PA; a granddaughter, Sasha Oliver of New Market, MD; a brother, Jessie (Lois) Oliver of Williamsport, PA, and his twin sister, Minnie Hunter of Ralston, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Grover Oliver; three sisters, Bertha Hill, Violet Hose, and Frances Moyer. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. at his daughter's home, Tenley Oliver, 15 Brann St., Canton, PA, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
PARCHOMENKO Daniel V. Age 45, of Big Flats, died unexpectedly at home Aug. 23, 2005. Dan was born Feb. 16, 1960 the son of the late Timofey and Theodora (Wetchluk) Parchomenko. Dan had been employed at Bennett Tool and Die in Horseheads. He is survived by his son, Zachary Parchomenko; and daughter, Haley Parchomenko; brother, Timothy Parchomenko of Leola, PA; nephews, Justin and Steven and several friends. Dan was a proud NASCAR fan and devote Dale Earnhardt fan. He was also a Buffalo Bill fan and, as a lover of the outdoors, he always enjoyed hunting and occasionally fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, from 6-9:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
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PEARSON Robert D. Age 54, of Sylvania, PA, died on September 1, 2005 at Bradford County Manor. He is survived by his niece, Stacey Rogers of Binghamton, NY; very close friends, Betty and Dennis Schucker of Painted Post, NY; and several of his beloved cats. In compliance with his request, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. Donations in Robert's memory may be directed to the Animal Sanctuary, c/o Barbara Merrill, P.O. Box A, E. Smithfield, PA 18817. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
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REESER - BEACH Shirley R. Age 79, of East Smithfield, PA, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. She was born on February 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Paul and Maxine Reeser. Shirley was a member of the United Methodist Church of East Smithfield. She was employed at the Troy Hospital as a Medical Records Technician and also worked at the Bradford County Manor as a consultant. Shirley is survived by two sons, Paul and Diane Beach of Horseheads, NY, and Lynden and Ruth Beach of Kingston, PA; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Beach, who died on November 1, 1997; son, Raymond E. Beach, who died on August 12, 1991; brother, Warren Reeser; and sister, Janice Cutler. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Saturday, August 27, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following visitation at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend William Lusk officiating.
ROBINSON Robert W. (Bob) Age 85, of Elmira, died Sunday, August 14, 2005, at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Flynn Robinson. Bob is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Randy Chapman; and grandsons, Connor Randolph and Sean Robert of Golden, Colorado; his brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Hazel Robinson of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Wendy (Duke) Carroll and Joel (Linda) Robinson, Jr. of Elmira, Lynn Marshall of Texas, and Jean (Robert) Andrews of Maryland, and their families; and by sister-in-law, Eleanor Flynn of Elmira. Bob was a graduate of EFA and served in the Army during World War II. He was the treasurer of Robinson Lumber Company for most of his career, where he worked with his brother Joel, niece Wendy and nephew Joel, Jr. He was a member of the Elmira Lions Club, the Ivy Lodge and the American Legion. Bob was inducted into the Elmira sports Hall of Fame for basketball in 1980, and was also an accomplished tennis player and bowler. He and Mary loved to travel, but always looked forward to returning to their home in Elmira. Following Mary's death in 2002, Bob moved to Colorado to be near his daughter and her family. An avid sports fan, Bob especially enjoyed attending his grandsons sporting events. A kind and gentle man, Bob will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to the charity of one's choice or the Golden High School basketball team, 701 24th St. Golden, CO 80401.
SANFORD George N. Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, September 19th, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. George is the son of the late Frederick and Carrie Hoover Sanford. He was born in Newark Valley, NY, on April 2, 1931. He is survived by his sister, Faith Sanford of Elmira, NY; and numerous cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial service to honor the life of the late George Sanford, Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Internment will follow in the West Newark Valley Cemetery.
SAVEY Fred P., Jr. Died on August 5, 2005 in Sun City, AZ. He is survived by wife, Marie; and son, Jack of AZ; sister, Adelaide Lutes of NC; niece and nephew, Dennis and Eleanor Lutes. Fred served in the US Navy during WWII, and was service manager at Elm Chevrolet in Elmira for many years.
SAWYER Ronnie A. (SRGP 27489) Age 43, of Lindley, NY, died as a result of a motor vehicle acccident early Saturday morning, August 13, 2005. Ronnie was born on March 20, 1962, the son of Arthur and Alice Monro Sawyer. For 15 years he worked for the Town of Lindley Highway Department and was an avid NASCAR and dirt track stock car enthusiast. Ronnie's father predeceased him in death. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Constance Bradley Sawyer; his children, Lindsay A. and Joshua B. Sawyer (Suzanna Foster); mother, Alice J. Sawyer all of Lindley NY; brothers, Arthur Jr. (Lois) Sawyer of NC, Robert Sawyer of Lindley, NY, Ivan Sawyer of Lindley, NY; sisters, Carolyn Daugherty of Campbell, NY, Rosie Farnsworth of Elmira, NY, Helen (John) Davis of Elmira, NY, and Thelma Sawyer of Addison, NY; immediate family of his wife includes Sabella Bradley of Painted Post, NY, Jeffrey Bradley of Baldwinsville, NY, and James (Mary Kay) Bradley of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family will receive friends at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY (607) 594-3765 on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Ronnie's Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Pastor, David LeRoy. Interment will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY, immediately following. There will be a luncheon at 3 p.m. following the burial at the Lindley Fire Hall. Flowers will be accepted or those wishing to remember Ronnie may make a donation to the family for modified stock car racing, a love that he shared with Josh and Lindsay. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
SCHNELLER Henry Age 94 of Sabinsville, PA, died on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA .
SCHWEIGART George E. of Westfield, PA 74, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born January 17, 1931, in West Bingham, PA, he was the son of Albert J. and Ida Clark Schweigart. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving with the US Marine Corps from 1949-1953. He served with the US Air Force from 1956-1958. He was employed by Corning Glass Works for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He was a salesman for Classic Memorials in Ulysses for many years and was a member of the Knoxville VFW. On February 8, 1983, in Las Vegas, NV, he married the former Margaret Tubbs, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Marion Albert "Brenda" Schweigart of Warren, PA (grandchild, Molly), George "Charlotte" Schweigart of Mills, PA (grandchildren, Aaron, Desta, Carisa), Lloyd Schweigart of Genesee, PA (grandchildren, Sarah and Paul), and George "Catherine" Schweigart of Germania, PA (grandchildren, George, Bethany, Rebekah); four daughters, Jacqueline Dawn Schweigart of Shippensburg, PA (grandchildren, Heidi, Bruce, Sherry, Jason, Nathan), Deborah "William" Elliott of Genesee, PA (grandchildren, Kathaleen, John, Aaron, Aarol), Victoria L. "Jerry" McCullen of Westfield (grandchildren, Shawn and Angaleen), and Susan L. "Phillip" Newton of Renovo, PA (grandchildren, Jessica, Kathryn, Carlene); three stepdaughters, Rhonda "Jerry" Rusinko of Fairport, NY (grandchildren, Josh, Cara, Alyssa), Renee "Blaine" Toby of Lindley, NY (grandchildren, Alonzo and Benjamin), and Rachelle "Jay" Jelliff of Newfield, NY; a sister, Kathryn Stevens of Westfield; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Schweigart of Andover, NY; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, William A. Schweigart and Albert J. Schweigart; and a sister, Patricia Pratt Ordway. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA, on Friday, September 30th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday in the Potter Brook People's Church. The Rev. Michael Jayne will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, Coudersport, PA 16915.
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SMITH David Age 52, of Elmira Heights, NY, died after a brief illness on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Albany VA Center. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Smith of Elmira Heights; loving daughters, Airrin and Allison Smith both of Elmira Heights; mother, Janet Smith of Elkland, PA; and sister, Donna Sahrle of Lima, NY. All services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
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STAUFFER Joseph Age 84, of Morris, PA, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
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TERIBURY - WELCH Carolyn T. died on September 6, 2005. Carolyn was born on October 2, 1934 in East Troy, PA. She graduated from Troy High School in 1952. She was a member of the Naples United Church of Christ, Southwest Florida Bridge Club, where she achieved Life Master and the Foxfire Golf and Country Club in Naples, FL. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Clifton R. Welch of Naples, FL; daughters, Cindy Whitlock of Long Beach, CA, Lisa Gurney (Jeffrey) of Midlothian, VA, Kim Tinder (Philip) of Pittsford, NY, Shelly Pope (Christopher) of New Rochelle, NY; son, William Whitlock (Joana) of Woodstock, NY; and loving grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Gurney, Sarah and Philip Tinder, Clifton, Charlotte and William Pope. She is also survived by sisters, Marie McClure (Philip), Phyllis Foster (Harold), Janice Young (Richmond), Shirley Brown (Gerald); also brothers-in-law, Dr. Robert Whitlock (Marion) and Drs. L. Ronald Whitlock (Carol); special cousin, Gerald Whitlock (Mary Belle). Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Dr. William B. Whitlock, DVM; and a brother, Earl Teribury Jr. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947, on Friday, September 9, 2005, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 10, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral home on Saturday immediately following visitation at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Wayne Butler, Pastor, Penn Yan Methodist Church will officiate. Memorials in Carolyn's name may be made to the Troy Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, Attn: Troy Area School District, 310 Elmira Street, Troy, PA 16947.
TOWNER Charles I., Jr. "Shorty" Age 76, of Elmira, NY. He was born March 15, 1929 in Elmira, son of the late Charles, Sr. and Mary Jane (Sabins) Towner and died Friday, August 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janice (Williamson); children and their spouses, Charles I. III and Joyce of Danbury, CT, Michael S. and Andrea of Westport, CT, Wesley R. and Tanya of VanCleave, MS, Robert E. and Carol of Millerton, PA, Lawrence R. and Kathy of Norwalk, CT, Brenda Y. and Howard Alvoid of Horseheads, Gail A. and Dan Drake of Sayre, PA, Robin L. and Robert Scheepsma of Horseheads, Holly E. and Timothy Roupp of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews and several friends who were considered family. Shorty attended Riverside United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Social Club Connection on W. Church, Elmira, was a talented craftsman and steel guitar player. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, August 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Donald Hoff will officiate.
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VAN DEVENTER, Michael E. Formerly of Millport and presently of East Bend, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday September 5, 2005 at the age of 47 very suddenly. Mike was born on November 16, 1957 son of Ronald S. VanDeventer and the late Joan Sayre Saginario. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School. A United States Navy Veteran, Mike enjoyed traveling, writing music and time spent with his family and friends. Surviving is his son , Michael VanDeventer, CA; his father, Ronald S. VanDeventer, NC; brothers and sisters in NC and KY; an aunt, Joyce VanDeventer, Elmira; an uncle Edwin VanDeventer, Horseheads; along with nieces and nephews and cousins. Services will take place at the convenience of the family. Services in North Carolina are under the direction of the Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 3315 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC
WEISMANN Kenneth Retired Hygeia salesman Age 90, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, in Elmira. He was born in 1915 to Walter and Nellie Weismann in Elmira. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at The Park Church Friday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Arthur C. Reed will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Marian Dalglish Weismann of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Anne (James) Larrabee of Elmira, Judy (Thomas) Jaudon of Baltimore, MD, Beth (William) Stocksdale of Myrtle Beach, SC, Nancy (David) Stainbrook of Bay Village, OH; grandchildren, Tricia Bocchimuzzo, Scott Larrabee, Kimberly McNaughton, Jessica Cass, Scott Jaudon, James and John Stocksdale, Andrew, Matthew, and Timothy Stainbrook; great-grandchildren, Adam and Sam Jaudon and Grayden McNaughton; nephews, Scott Weismann of TX, James Weismann of WS; sister-in-law, Charlotte Richardson. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed Keuka Lake summer vacations and fishing trips to Canada. Remembrances may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital.
WESTON Norman M. "Mike" Age 60, of 308 Schuyler Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born January 10, 1945 in Elmira, son of the late Robert and Sybil (Costello) Weston and died Sunday, September 11, 2005, at home after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his father, Robert in 1988; mother Sybil in 2005; and brother, David in 2004. Mike is survived by his wife, Debra (Dewey) with whom he would have celebrated their 28th anniversary on Sept. 15th; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Gretchen with their children, Ryan, Ashley, Kyle and Sydney of Charlotte, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Stefanie and Chris Morris with their son, Caleb of Clemmons, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Shirley Weston of Horseheads, John and Carol Weston, Tom (fiancée Carla) Weston, all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Michelle Weston of Bentley Creek, PA; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira in 2004 after 39 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was an avid Yankee fan, and most importantly enjoyed watching his children play sports. Family and friends are invited to visit Chemung United Methodist Church, 5369 Main St., Chemung on Thursday, September 15th, from 10 to 11 a.m. His memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. William McFarland will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mike through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
WHITAKER P. Douglass ''Doug'' (SRGP 80070) Penn Yan/Dundee Age 95, of Chapel St., died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan. Doug was born Sept. 10, 1909 in Osceola, PA, the son of the late Edgar Leon and Maude Knowlton Whitaker. He graduated from Overlook High School in Philadelphia in 1928, and went on to graduate from the Missionary Training Institute in Nyack, NY in 1932. On June 30, 1934 in Knoxville, PA, he married the former Bernice Wainwright; she died Dec. 17, 1989. Doug has lived locally since 1974, previously of Lindley, NY. Having many occupations during his life from Tanneries to Groceries, he was employed as a custodian for Corning School District for 18 years, retiring in 1974. Upon moving to Dundee, he took a position with Giles Shur-fine until 1997. He attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church, and was a former member of both Dundee and Penn Yan Senior Bowling Leagues. He is loved and will be missed by a son, Nathan G. (Jane) Whitaker of Brooksville, FL; a daughter, Janice M. (Dan) Smith of Barrington with whom he most recently made his home; a sister, Luella M. Williamson of Greene, NY; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul K. Whitaker of Lexington, KY, in July of 2004. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Vanaman officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, after which the family invites attendees to a luncheon reception at the Barrington Community Church. The family graciously requests memorial contributions be made to the Barrington Community Church, Old Bath Rd. Dundee, 14837.
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YORKEY James Edward Age 76, of Pine City, NY died on August 20, 2005 after courageously battling a long illness. James was born on June 20, 1929, a son of the late John J. and Edna Mae (Youngblood) Yorkey. He is survived by his loving wife Alice Carr-Yorkey; his children, with spouses, Beverly and Rich Woodruff, Jeanne Burhle, Linda and John Geraghty, and James, Jr. and Mary Jo Yorkey; grandchildren Richie, Jennifer, James, Patrick, Justin, Stephanie, Michael, Megan, Maureen, Marie, Dennis and Jimmy; step-children, with spouses, Ken and Roxanne Bailey, Kathy and Bill Carleton, Curt and Molly Bailey; step-grandchildren Whitney, Rachel, John, Ethan and Jimmy; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Betty Yorkey, Earle Yorkey and Elinor Austin, and Joe and Kathy Yorkey; numerous great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. James is also predeceased by his first wife Florence. A big strapping man, Jim had an even bigger heart. He always went the extra mile to help a friend or family member. Jim was affectionately known as "Poppa Jim" or "Pop" to his grandchildren, and nothing made him happier than to laugh and joke with his family and friends. He was retired from Conrail with over 40 years of service. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, August 26, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 12:00 noon.
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??? PALMER Dorothy L. Age 86, born in Van Etten, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, expired August 20, 2005 in Orlando, Florida. Past co-owner of Town Dry Cleaners and Shirt Laundry with husband, Robert N. Palmer, who predeceased her in 1980 with ALS. Survivors are her children, Tex Palmer and Shirley (Thomas) Wylie of Cocoa, FL, Marjorie (Bernard) Roche of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Edna Strawn; several nieces and nephews. Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Cocoa, Florida, is in charge of arrangements