Tri-Counties Genealogy &
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Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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ABBEY, Hattie Newell
" Mother Hattie Newell Abbey Vandermark, widower (sic-widow) of Lucius
W. Vandermark, died Sunday, March 3,1929 at 10:30 a.m. at the home of daughter
Bertha, Mrs. Frank White, 1311 Hall St., Elmira, NY. Buried March 7, 1929.
From Bertha, had 22 pieces of flowers-buried in Coopers Plain, NY beside
of father (probably should say husband) and her mother + father. Rev. Grant
Chambers was minister of Northside Baptist Church, Elmira, NY. *copied
from family ledger. Submitted by Bonnie Strope <WSWQ34A@prodigy.com>
BACON, Joseph P. of
Indianapolis, IN, age 48 formerly of Elmira, NY April 16, 1998. Joseph
was a waiter for 15 years at Snooty Fox Restaurant. He was a member of
the US Army serving in Vietnam, discharged in 1971. He was a graduate from
Southside High School. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn (BIXBY) Bacon
of Indianapolis, IN; mother, Margaret Eleanor Bacon; brother, Frank BACON
of Horseheads, NY; brother, Michael J. "Mick" BACON of Indianapolis, IN;
sister, Gail Hyland of Philadelphia, PA and Judith Fitzgerald of Lowman,
NY. Funeral services and burial will be Sunday April 19, 1998 at the Leppert
and Hensley Mortuary. Burial in American Midwest Crematory, Indianapolis,
In 46240. Elmira Star-Gazette April 18, 1998. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi
BACON, Diane Elmira
Star-Gazette Wed. Dec. 14, 1955 DEATH CLAIMS MISS BACON AFTER 2 1/2 YEAR
POLIO BATTLE A more than two year fight against the effects of polio ended
Tuesday night for Miss Mary Diane BACON, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Bacon of 200 Harmon St. Miss Bacon died of pneumonia complications last
night at 8:45 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Her death came only 17 days after
the death of 26 year old Michael COMSTOCK at his home at 520 W. Clinton
St. Miss Bacon contracted polio on June 26, 1953. She was treated at St.
Joseph's Hospital until Sept. 21, 1953, when she was transported in an
iron lung by the Lackawanna Railroad to the University of Buffalo's Chronic
Disease and Research Institute. She was the second Elmira patient in history
to be taken to Buffalo in this manner, COMSTOCK having gone two weeks before.
She contracted polio the day before young COMSTOCK was stricken with the
disease. The similarities in the two young persons' lives remained, as
Miss BACON returned home last March 30, about 14 days after Mr. COMSTOCK
returned to his home. The courageous young woman, who never lost her smile
or determination to recover, was able to be home with a rocking bed and
respirator. Last summer she took frequent rides in the family car and attended
several baseball games. She entered St. Joseph's Hospital on Aug. 7 and
returned home Sept. 9. She re-entered the hospital last Wednesday and had
been confined there since. A native Elmira, she was graduated in 1947 from
St. Patrick's Parochial School and in 1951 from Southside High School.
She was employed at the Deister and Butler Jewelry Store and the Gorton
Coy before entering the employ of Dr. Donald H. MILLER. She was studying
to be a dental assistant at Dr. MILLER's office when stricken. She was
a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of Delta Alpha Sorority
and the Dental Assistants Associations of Elmira and of New York State.
Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <email@example.com>
- Stephen Halstead, 75, of Cogan House Township, died Thursday at his home.
Injuries he received when kicked by a horse, Wednesday, proved fatal. He
leaves his wife and two daughter, Mrs. Harry Scmouder, of Troy, and Mrs.
J. B. Pysher, of this city. Prayer services will be held at 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon at the home, with further services at the Steam Valley Church,
Burial will be in the Steam Valley Cemetery.
Friday Jan 22., 1954 Horton May Be First in
County To Die In Chair at Sing Sing By James W. O'Hara Jr. If
the death penalty to be imposed on Norman L. Horton is carried out, the
19-yr-old Elmiran will be the first Chemung County resident to die in the
electric chair. About 30 years ago a defendant in a local first degree
murder case was sentenced to death but later the sentence was commuted
to life imprisonment by Gov. Alfred E. Smith.
The last time the death penalty was carried out as the result of a Chemung
County trial was in 1882. Norman Wheelock of Prattsburg was the last area
resident to die in the electric chair. Wheelock was arrested in September
of 1939 in Steuben County for the murder of 13-year-old Evelyn Reed of
Penn Yan. The defendant denied guilt on the grounds of insanity, a plea
similar to that interposed by Horton, but was found guilty in November
of 1939 by a jury at Hornell. He subsequently was executed in the death
chamber at Sing Sing Prison. The Elmiran found guilty of first degree murder
in the 1920's was Andrew Di Carlo, who was accused of fatally shooting
Wylie Hughes on Baldwin St. A supreme Court jury here found the defendant
guilty as charged and the death sentence was invoked by the court before
the Governor granted the commutation. Atty. Michael O'Connor, the widely
known defense attorney at that time, defended Di Carlo in the trial. Di
Carlo died in prison while serving the life term.
3 Hanged Here Records show that three men were hanged in Chemung County
in the late 1800's after being found guilty of murder. The first was Henry
Gardner, a soldier of the 12th United States Infantry, who was hanged in
the local jail yard on Mar. 1, 1867. It was the first execution here or
a capital offense since 1730 when an Indian chief had his head cut off
and stuck on a pole as the result of a murder. Gardner, who was stationed
at the old Pickaways Barracks in Southport, used the butt of his gun to
slay Amasa Mullock, the motive being robbery. His hanging was described
at the time as "bungled, horrible and revolting" as the body had to be
dropped through the trap three times. The Gardner case was unusual in another
aspect as after his death the body was mummified and embalmed and turned
over to Dr. P. H. Flood, a local physician, who kept it for may years in
a glass case in his office. Eventually the body was moved to the cellar
of the Flood residence and then to a barn. One night a group of boys found
the body, dragged it away and placed it in a vault at a brewery a the foot
of E. Water St. Corpse Burned The Group of boys then burned the corpse
and when the charred remains were found there was considerable conjecture
on the identity of the "murder victim." However, it was finally established
that the corpse was that of Gardner and the investigation ceased.
In 1877 a man named Peter H. Penwell was hanged in the Chemung County
court yard for the murder of his wife. A man of over 60 years of age, Penwell
claimed to have committed the crime in a jealous rage. The last Chemung
County hanging listed in available records was on Jan 6, 1882. On that
date Joseph Abbott, an Elmira Reformatory inmate, paid with his life for
the murder of another prisoner, George Reed. There have been two other
death penalty cases involving Chemung County but the hanging took place
in Binghamton. A defendant named Ruloff of Binghamton was tried and convicted
in Chemung County in 1876 and later was hanged at Binghamton. The most
recent, and one of the most celebrated murder cases in Western New York
State history, involved William Menken.
In 1884, the former Reformatory inmate, a resident of Long Island, lured
a German girl named Mary Bradhoft to the Bancroft Rd. vicinity and murdered
her. The Body Found In Ice The body was found encased in ice beneath a
bridge on the road which runs from Carr's Corners to near the Reformatory.
Menken brought the woman to Elmira on a promise to marry her and then killed
her for money and jewelry. Menken was arrested shortly after the body was
discovered by two young hunters. Following a four-day trial in Chemung
County, he was convicted and sentenced to die. However, Justice William
Murray granted a new trial on the grounds of new evidence and a belief
that a fair trial could not be had here because of prejudice. A second
trial was held in Binghamton, ending with the conviction and hanging of
Menken in Broome County. The Bradhoft woman is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
not far from the spot where her body was found.
The most recent first degree murder case in Chemung County was in 1949
when 66-year old Thomas D. Sloniger was charged with the shotgun slaying
of Fred L. Hagar, a Lake Rd. service station operator. Sloniger entered
a defense of innocent by reason of insanity. Plans were made for a trial
in April of 1949 and a panel of 200 prospective jurors was drawn. However,
Sloniger was then examined by psychiatrists, who determined that he was
not mentally capable of defending himself. Sloniger was committed to the
Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where he remains today.
Turnkey Slain The most recent local first degree murder trial was in
1938 when Robert and James Buck were charged with killing Harry M. Swartz,
a turnkey at the County Jail. The youths, who were 21 and 22 at the time,
fatally injured Swartz in a jail break. They were convicted of first degree
murder by a jury which recommended clemency. The late Supreme Court Justice
Ely W. Personius sentenced the brothers to jail for the rest of their natural
lives. A clemency recommendation was permitted in the Buck case as they
were charged with murder committed in the process of committing another
felony, that of escaping from jail. The charge against Norman Horton was
that the murder of his father, Ray. E. Horton, was premeditated. The death
penalty is automatic when a premeditated murder verdict is returned. (Additional
Horton Story on Page 11 [which is missing])
MACK - Richard Russel
MACK St., 87, died Sunday, June 13, 1993, at Cape Cod Hospital, Huannis,
Mass., after a brief illness. Born Oct. 13, 1905, in Leetonia, he was the
son of Everitt W. and May SMITH MACK. He graduated from Wellsboro High
School in 1922 and from Pennsylvania State University in 1926. He worked
in Troy, N.Y., for the New York Power and Light Company before going to
work as a fire protection engineer for the Factory Mutual Fire Insurance
Company in Norwood. He retired in 1969, and moved to Brewster, Mass., where
he became the town's first water commissioner. Surviving are his wife of
63 years, Doris KIRCH MACK of Brewster, Mass.; two sons, Richard MACK Jr.
of Sun City West, Ariz., and Theodore MACK of Paulsmiths, N.Y.; one brother,
E. Neal MACK of Troy; one nephew, Alfred N. MACK of Caton, N.Y.; two nieces,
Katrina KIRCH MARTIN and Kristin KIRCH PATTON of New York. Funeral and
burial services were private at the convenience of the family. Submitted
by Patricia Warren
MOORE - Troy - Harry
A. MOORE Sr., 94, of Troy RD 3, died Friday, May 29, 1992, in the Bradford
County Manor. He retired in 1962 as a machine operator for Cummings Lumber
Co. Born March 26, 1898, at Union Township, Tioga County, he was a son
of Edward S. and Maude SECHRIST MOORE. Surviving are a son, Harry A. Jr.,
of Canton; three daughters, Patricia Brewster, of Granville Summit, Mary
Jane NYBECK, of Morris Run, and Adrian BAIRD, of Springfield, Ore.; a brother,
Larue E., in Florida, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 north Center
Street, Canton, with the Rev. Melvin GOOD officiating. Burial will be in
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call at the funeral home from
10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Submitted by Patricia Warren
MARVIN, Stuart B.,
"Stub" Age 84, of 407 Shelbourne Street, Horseheads, NY, Sunday, February
25, 1990. Friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral
Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, Turesday, 2 to
4 and 7 to 8 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted at the
conclusion of Calling Hours at 8:00 PM, the Rev. Gerald F. WRIGHT officiatng.
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family wil provide their own flowers.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Horseheads Wesleyan
Church or in charity of one's choice in Stub's memory. He is survived by
his son, Richard L. MARVIN of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law
Donald and Hazel Marvin of Elmira, NY; sister, Miss Esther Marvin of Elmira,
NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Becky Pierce of Endwell,
NY, Eleanor Bacon of Elmira, NY, Mary Jane and Fred Bronson of Gainesville,
Fl; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Marvin was born August
29, 1905, in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of Archie and Nina Bailey Marvin.
He was a salesman for Tressler's and for Maslin Electronics. He had been
a security guard at Chemung Canal Trust Company with Burns Security. He
was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth V. [PIERCE] "Betty" Marvin, who died
September 9, 1986 and their son, Jack P. MARVIN, who was killed October
9, 1970, as the result of an airplane crash. [Jack MARVIN died Nov. 25,
1970] Unnamed and undated Elmira newspaper. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi
PORTER, Robert M.
Elmiva Star-Gazette Sept. 4, 1928, Elmira, NY Robert Michael PORTER, aged
78 years, retired Pennsylvania railroad Engineer, died at the home of his
daughter Mrs. H. W. Good of 462 1/2 Cypress St. at 4 PM, Monday. He is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Good, Mrs. A. D. Furman and Mrs. J. V.
Pierce of Elmira and Mrs. A. C. Day of Cleveland,`O; three sons, Burr [Burt]
and Edgar of Buffalo and James of Williamsport; 26 grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Kate Porter, of Williamsport and Mrs. Elizabeth Newcomber of Mt. Vernon.
A prayer service will be held at the home of Mrs. Good tonight at 7:30,
the Rev. C. G. McConnell officiating. The remains will be taken to Williamsport,
Wed. at 8 am over the Pa RR where the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.
Burial in Williamsport, Pa cemetery. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PORTER, Martha Ellen
- Furman, Mrs. Martha E. (Good) Elmira Star-Gazette Dec. 1989 Age 93, of
1263 Maple Ave., ELmira, Friday, December 8, 1889 at St. Joseph's Hospital
(Not true Martha died at home). Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral
Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday 2 - 4, with Funeral and Committal
Service there, Sunday evening 7 pm. Rev. Dr. Robert Edmunds officiating.
Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Doris (GOOD)(wife of Carl) Wainwright
of Elmira, Jean (GOOD)and John Vantine of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Ruth
(widow of Hugh) Good of Elmira; grandchildren, Robert Good of Alexandria,
VA; Lauralie Howley of Howland, PA, Suzanne Coatsworth of Buffalo, NY;
Penni Ann Cromar of Springfield, PA; 8 great grandchildren. Member of North
Presbyterian Church. Predeceased by her husbands Hugh GOOD Sr. and Alvin
P. FURMAN. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <email@example.com>
SHEDLAWSKI - Blossburg
- Miss Pauline SHEDLAWSKI, 20, of Forty Fort, granddaughter of Mrs. Helen
BOWINSKI, of Blossburg, died Monday, April 30, 1973, in Mercy Hospital,
Wilkes-Barre, following an extended illness. She was born in Forty Fort
on May 15, 1952, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Catherine BOWINSKI SHEDLAWSKI.
Surviving, besides her grandmother here, are her mother, of Forty Fort,
and a brother, Joseph, of Lewisburg. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Swoyersville. Burial will be in Plains Cemetery.
Friends may call at Baloga's, 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, from 7 to
9 tonight. Submitted by Patricia Warren.
TAYLOR - Charles E.
age 72, of 103 Germania St., Galeton, PA, suddenly on Saturday, August
7, 1993 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was
born on April 28, 1921, in Kansas City, KS, the son of William and Lola
TILLMAN TAYLOR. He was married to the former Paulada WYNN who survives.
He was a Veteran in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was a retired employee
of the Nabisco Corporation of Philadelphia. He attended the First Baptist
Church of Galeton. Besides his wife he is survived by his sons, Bruce TAYLOR
of California and Craig and Angela TAYLOR of West Bristol, PA; a daughter,
Charlene TAYLOR of Croydon, PA; brother, Leslie TAYLOR of Herndon, VA;
Sister, Velma WILLIAMS of Kansas City; one grandchild and several nieces
and nephews. Family will receive friends on Thursday at the Collins Funeral
Home, Galeton from 2 to 4:30 PM followed by Funeral Services at 4:30 PM.
The Rev. Richard TINTLE, Pastor of the Galeton First Baptist Church, will
officiate. Committal Services Friday at 2:00 PM in Rosedale Memorial Park,
Oxford Valley, PA. Submitted by Patricia Warren.
William "Lucius William VanDermark, son of George W. and Lucinda VanDermark
was born Aug. 13, 1865. He was born in Newark Valley, NY and was was married
Oct. 21, 1886 to Harriet Newell Abbey of Newark Valley, NY. They were married
in Newark Valley and lived in Coopers Plain, NY where Myrta was born Jan.
16, 1889 and then they moved to East Corning, NY where Grace was born Aug.
12, 1890. They moved to Centeville (Centerville?), NY where George Ruben
was born May 7, 1892 and then to Denmark, NY where Bertha was born Aug.
14, 1894 and little Jettie May 3, 1896. Then we moved to West Hoboken,
NJ in 1896 where we lived till the fall 1902. Then we moved to Philadelphia,
PA where he (Lucius) died Wed., March 29, 1905, at 6128 Hazel Ave., Phila.,
PA. He died at the Medico Chirriagal Hospital, 17th Cherry, Phila, PA.
He was survived by his wife Harriet N. and three daughters, Myrta, Grace,
Bertha, and one son George R. He was always a glass cutter-learnt his trade
in Hoaas(?) Cutting shop in Corning, NY and the last place was in the Quaker
City Cut Glass Factory in Phila. PA where he was foreman over the polishers.
Rev. North and Rev. Jones of West End Medth. Church at 60 + Lombard St.
gave service for bringing him to Corning. Rev. Babcock of Painted Post
was Minister here." *copied from family ledger. Submitted by Bonnie Strope
VANTINE, John C. Elmira
Star Gazette Oct. 12, 1995 John C. VANTINE age 72 of Elmira, NY, Tuesday,
October 10, 1995 at home. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jean
Vantine of Elmira, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Lauralee and Walter Nicholas
Howley of Aurora, Ohio, Suzanne and Robert Coatsworth of E. Aurora, NY;
grandchildren, Peter Howley, Michael Howley, Margaret Ann Howley, Heather
MaCrow and Brent MaCrow; mother Warna Fern Vantine; sister and brother
in law, Sharon and Edward Hart; sisters-in-law Doris Wainwright and Ruth
Good; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, John
S. Vantine in 1979 and his sister, Helen Nunnery. Family and friends are
invited to attend a Memorial Service at the North Presbyterian Church,
Friday at 1 PM. Rev. Dr. Robert Edmunds will officate. John was a U. S.
Air Force Staff Sergeant in 9th Air Force furing WWII. As a gunner on a
B-24, he flew 29 missions over Germany. He was a member of the North Presbyterian
Church, having served as Deacon and trustee. He enjoyed golf and bowling
and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, those
wishing may send memorial donations to North Presbyterian Church roof fund
or Food Pantry, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or Southern Tier Hospice,
Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901.
Oct. 13, 1995 Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY To say that John C. VANTINE of
Elmira was lucky is quite an understatement. In World War II, he survived
29 missions over Germany as a gunner in a B-24 bomber while many of his
mates on other planes were blown out of the sky. And then four years ago,
doctors diagnosed him with lung cancer and gave him a year to live. He
lived four. "He was blessed," said his wife of 48 years, Jean (GOOD)Vantine.
"He had a good life. We had a good life." Mr. Vantine, 72, of 462 Cypress
St., died Tuesday Oct. 10, 1995 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Vantine
was born April 18, 1923. Originally from Millport, he was the second of
three children and he graduated from Horseheads High School. Upon graduation,
he attended an aviation ground school owned by the Schweizer brothers,
of Schweizer Aircraft Corp. in Big Flats, where he learned the mechanics
of airplanes. His skills took him to Buffalo where he worked at the Curtis-Wright
airplane manufacturing plant. Two things happened during his time in Buffalo.
One was World War II, the other was the little sister of another Elmira-area
boarder, who was staying at the same rooming house house as Mr. VANTINE.
For the first situation, Mr. VANTINE returned to Elmira and attempted to
enlist in one of the armed services but was rebuffed because his occupation
at Curtis-Wright was considered "essential" to the war effort by the government.
Ironically, a couple weeks later, he was drafted. For the second situation,
Mr. VANTINE ended up dating the future Jean Vantine but his courtship was
interrupted by the war. Jean Vantine remembers receiving many letters from
her future husband describing the harrowing missions. But she said his
notes often contained humorous, self-styled, cartoon doodlings he sketched.
"They were cute letters,", she said. Suzanne Coatsworth of East Aurora,
NY one of Mr. Vantine's two daughters, said that on one particular mission
a squadron of planes took off on a bombing mission, but her father's plane
developed engine problems and had to return [to] the base in England. "None
of the other planes returned," Suzanne Coatsworth said. When he returned
to Elmira after the war, he married Jean (GOOD)and eventually began work
at NY Telephone, first as a lineman and than as a foreman for a line crew.
He always made sure he spent time with his children, and more often than
not that included many of the neighborhood kids as well. "He was real big
on having a lot of kids around," Suzanne Coatsworth said. "Our house was
a congregation for neighborhood kids." Besides his wife and daughter, Mr.
Vantine's survivors include another daughter, Lauralee Howely of Aurora,
Ohio; his mother Warna Fern Vantine; a sister Sharon Hart; four grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WAINWRIGHT, Carl A.
Dec. 1989 - Elmira Star-Gazette ELMIRAN DIES OF HEART ATTACK Southport
An Elmira man died of a heart attack Friday, minutes after he and his wife
found his mother-in-law dead in her Southport home. Carl A. Wainwright,
74, of 462 1/2 Cypress St. had the heart attack after he found Martha E.
Furman, 93, of 1263 Maple Avenue dead on her kitchen floor, Chemung County
Sheriff's Investigator Robert Chapman said. Wainwright and his wife, Doris
M. Wainwright, 71, had gone to Furman's home to check on her after being
unable to reach her by telephone, Chapman said. A sheriff's dept. investigation
ruled out foul play....
WAINWRIGHT, Mr. Carl
A. Elmira Star Gazette Age 74, of 462 1/2 Cypress St. Friday, Dec. 8, 1989
at St. Joseph's Hospital [died at Martha Furman's home]. Friends are invited
to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday, 2 -
4, with Funeral and Commmittal Service there Sunday evening at 7 pm. Rev.
Dr. Robert Edmunds will officate. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived
by wife of 50 years, Doris GOOD Wainwright; dau and son-in-law, Penni Ann
and Don Cromar of Springfield, PA; grandchildren, Marek, Shon, Jonathan,
Alex Cromar; sister, Ruth GOOD of Elmira; sister-in-law, and brother-in-law,
Jean and John Vantine of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Member of
North Presbyterian Church. Retired partner from Buddies Restaurant and
Garden Center. Member of Union Lodge #95 F & AMM. US Army Veteran of
WWII with the 86th Mountain Division in Italy. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi
WARREN - Sherri L.
age 33 of Rd. 1 Gillett, PA, Thursday, August 22, 1991. Friends may call
at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Saturday 7 to 9 pm. Private Funeral
Services at convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute
to the The CHAMBERLAIN Children Trust Fund, Guthrie Federal Credit Union,
Sayre, PA 18840. Survived by her parents, Robert Sr. and Margery WARREN
of RD 3, Gillett, PA; children, David, Stephanie, Kristen and Keith; sister,
Gay WARREN of Naples, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Ruth WARREN
of Elmira, NY; brother, Robert Jr. of Miami, FL; also several aunts, uncles
and cousins. Sherri was a 1976 graduate of S.R.U. High School. Submitted
by Patricia Warren.
WATKINS - Crash Kills
Pennsy Man; Brother Listed Critical - Mansfield - Robert G. WATKINS, 23,
of Mansfield, RD 3 was killed when the car he was riding in with his brother,
Eddie R. WATKINS, 27, crashed into a large tree on Sullivan Township Rt.
519 about 3-1/2 miles north of Mansfield at 7 p.m. Sunday. Mr. WATKINS
was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital,
Wellsboro. Cause of death was not immediately determined. The older WATKINS
also was taken to Wellsboro hospital in a Mansfield firemen's ambulance
but transferred after initial treatment to Williamsport General hospital.
He was listed in critical condition with multiple fractures, bruises and
cuts. Police said Eddie WATKINS was home on leave from the Army. He is
stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. Mansfield state police tentatively listed
him as the driver of the vehicle. Police said the car was traveling east
on the dirt road when it suddenly left the highway, careened off the north
side and hit the tree. Submitted by Patricia Warren
WILLIAMS, Betty Jane
- Betty Jane (Becky) Pierce of Endwell, NY, age 75, went home to be with
the Lord on Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 6 PM at the Binghamton General
Hospital. She was the beloved wife of 52 years of Robert R. PIERCE, a devoted
mom to John P. and Carol Pierce, Houston, TX, Jeffrey P. and Barbara Pierce,
Hillcrest, Robert G. and Ann Pierce, Johnson City; special grandma to Heather
Finny, Houston, TX, Megan and Abby PIERCE, Hillcrest, Robin, Eric and Katie
PIERCE, Johnson City and great grandmother to Pierce M. FINNY. She was
also survived by her sisters, Norma Morse, Houston, TX, Marge Guyska, Elmira;
her brother Robert WILLIAMS, Syracuse and also several nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was a member of the Boulevard United Methodist church,
the Progressive Class of the church and FAAST. Funeral Services will be
held Tuesday at 10 AM at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc. 428 Main St., Johnson
City with her Pastor Rev. Jerry J. HALBERT officiating. Burial will be
in Riverhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Barber Memorial
Home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Memorial Fund of the Boulevard United Methodist Church, 113
Grand Boulevard, Binghamton, NY 13905. Elmira Star-Gazette Nov. 22, 1997.
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