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ANDERSON    Becky Sue Ely, 36, of Laceyville, PA died, Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was born December 24, 1972 in Tunkhannock, PA.  Her loving husband William T. Ely Jr. survives her. They spent 22 wonderful years together. She graduated with a B.S in Elementary Education from College Misericordia. Becky was currently a substitute teacher for the Elk Lake School District and previously worked for step by step and helped run the Treasure House in Montrose. She was a 4-H and Brownies leader and also an assistant softball coach. Becky loved animals, horses, flowers and collecting bird nests as well as reading and gardening. She loved being a mom and taking care of her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her loving husband, Bill T. Ely Jr. of Laceyville, PA, daughter, Samantha M. Ely, at home, mother & step father, Susan & Stephen Kamarauskas of Montrose, PA, father & step mother, Raymond & Holly Anderson of Meshoppen, PA, father-in-law & mother-in-law, William T. Sr. & Sheila Ely of Montrose, PA, brother & sister-in-law, Brian & Lisa Anderson of Spring Grove, PA, sister, Cody Anderson of Meshoppen, PA, step sister, Jennifer Kamarauskas of Factoryville, PA, step brother & wife, Stephen Jr. & Michelle Kamarauskas of Tunkhannock, PA, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Charles & Doris Wiggins and paternal grandparents, Miles Sr. & Beulah M. Anderson.  Services: 11:00 am Friday at Elk Lake Community Church. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna County Library Building Fund, 2 Monument Square, Montrose, PA 18801 in memory of Becky Ely.  RHW.  09 Jan. 2009  Bartron Funeral Home obits.

AUSTIN - DEAN, Shirley Y.
Age 72, of 3916 Rt. 89, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Geneva General Hospital, following a brief illness. Family and friends may call Thursday (03-12-09) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc., 32 State St., Seneca Falls. Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Phil Tennies officiating. Spring interment will be in Canoga Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Dean may be made to the American Cancer Society. Born in Elmira, the daughter of Lyle and Lelia Anthony Austin. She married Kenneth Dean in 1956 and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary this past June. She has lived most of her life in the Canoga area. Shirley was a member of the Farm Bureau where she was editor for the news letter for several years. She was a member of the Canoga Fire Department Auxillary, and a member of the former Presbyterian Church of Canoga. Shirley retired from the New York Chiropractic College as a cleaning lady and she kept in touch with several of the students over the years. She worked at the former Gould Hotel for a few years in the cleaning dept. and the kitchen. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and crafts as her hobbies. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving besides her husband, Kenneth; are a daughter, Wendy (Stacey) Ware; and a son, Bruce Dean, all of Seneca Falls; her mother, Lelia Austin of the Finger Lakes area; a sister Bonnie (Norm) Wead, Horseheads; and a brother, Kenneth (Cindy) Ausstin of Interlaken; one grandson, Brock Ware; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Lyle Austin.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/11/2009

BACHERT - CLARK, Anne Lucinda
of Horseheads, NY died peacefully Wednesday evening, March 18, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Anne was born May 10, 1926, in Tioga, PA to John & Florence Colegrove Bachert. She retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira with over 38 years of service. Anne also volunteered with RSVP with the Information Center and the Chemung County Historical Society. She was pre-deceased by her husband Francis after 54 years of marriage in 2002; sister, Geraldine Prothero and brothers, John, Kingston, Warren and Norman Bachert. Anne is survived by children, Sandra (Peter) Celelli of Corning, NY, Sidney Clark of San Francisco, CA and Stanley Clark of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Tonia (Greg) Zarek of Corning, NY, Geno (Candy) Celelli of Painted Post, NY; great grandchildren, Dustin and Rhianne Lucinda; sisters Evelyn Corson of Elmira, NY and Elaine Peron of Belfair, WA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. At the families request there be no calling hours and private gravesite services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/20/2009 - 3/22/2009

BAGLEY - Tad Thomas Bagley, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, born on March 15, 1965, went home to be with Our Lord early on the morning of his 44th birthday, March 15th, 2009 in an automobile accident.  He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Bonnie Lee, Mother (Marcia Mott Thomas), Stepfather (Norman Thomas Jr.), Father (George Dale Bagley), Sisters (Marla Scheffler and Aschley Thomas), Grandparents (Blanche Mott, Eloise Bagley and Norman Thomas, Sr.)  Tad's extended family members are Kenneth and Sue Andrus, Brothers (Aaron, Zack and Nick Andrus). Also there are a multitude of Uncles, Aunts, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and In-Laws (Mott, Binford, Matson, Andrus, Kane, and Winterbottom).  Tad was a Very Gentle and Loving Soul. He Will Be Greatly Missed By All.  Services will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at Victory Church, 180 Center St., Troy, Pa. with Pastor Joshua Payne officiating and Kenneth H. Robertson (Morse and Kleese funeral director). Viewing at 10:00 am. Funeral at 11:00 am.  RHW. 22 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

BALDWIN Howard G.
Age 83, of Horseheads, and Englewood, FL, died after a brief illness at his home in Florida on March 14, 2009. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home are tentatively being planned for later in May.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2009

BERGNER - Bertie Lou Mahnke (Bergner) Brophy went peacefully home to the Lord Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Heartland Nursing Home in Kalamazoo. Bertie is survived by her daughter Christine (Charles) Swanson of Lawton; three sons, David Mahnke, Daniel (Jody) Mahnke, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mark (Jaime) Mahnke of Bedford Township, Mich; nine grandchildren, Erik (Dominique) Swanson, Johanna Swanson, Diana (Ben) Jones, Kristen Mahnke, David Mahnke, Danielle Mahnke, Abbey Mahnke, Madeline Mahnke, and Alyse Mahnke. Bertie's husband, Phil Brophy preceded her in death in 2003. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Bertie Lou Bergner graduated North High School in 1946, attending beauty school and becoming a beautician in 1947. Bertie was a Girl Scout for more than 30 years, leading Girl Scouts and training leaders in Sheboygan, South Bend, Ind., eastern Iowa and Williamsport Pennsylvania. Bertie Mahnke was instrumental in forming a Junior Women's Club in Sheboygan and South Bend. In Williamsport, she helped form a singles club that grew from 10 people to a membership of more than 100 in the 1980s. Bertie returned to Sheboygan in 1997 upon retiring as a shoe salesperson and married her Pennsylvania beau, Phil Brophy. In 2003, her move to Michigan was precipitated by her husband's death and her Alzheimer's disease.. She moved to White Oaks Assisted Living in Lawton for 2 years to be near her daughter before moving to Heartland Nursing Home in Kalamazoo. Outgoing and vivacious don't come close to describing her vibrant personality, even the clouds of Alzheimer's never erased who she was at the core.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 21, at 11 a..m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sheboygan, Wisc. Memorial contributions in Bertie's memory may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1818 N. 13th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009

BOND - Mrs. Dorothy B. Rumpf, 73, of Tunkhannock, PA, died on Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at the Geising Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes Barre, PA.  Dorothy was born in Fallsington, PA on Dec. 9, 1922, , daughter  of the late Howard C. and Sara STRADLING Bond Sr.  She graduated from the Newton High School and married Paul W. Smith, who predeceased her.  She later married Francis L. Rumpf and the retired to Tunkhannock in 1981.  Francis predeceased her on July 4, 1990.  Dorothy was a former member of the woodsid Presbyterian Church in Yardly, PA.  Surviving are : a son, richard L. Smith, New Brirain, PA; a daughter, Laurie Slimm, Westmont, NJ; stepson, Francis L. Rumpf Jr., Miami, Fl; stepdaughters, Mrs. Nancy Plyler, Deltona, FL; Mrs. Patrica Northey, Deltona, FL and Mrs Terry Mercer, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother and sister-in-law Howard and Doris Bond Jr. of Beaver Meadows, PA; sisters, Rebecca B. Worrell, Saylorsburg, PA, Mabel B. Fesmire, Tunkhannock, PA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church Street, Wyalusing, PA, at 4 p.m. with the Rev Dr. Stephen W. Starzer officiating.  Memorials can be directed to: Tyler Health Foundation, Dorothy Rumpf Fund, RR1,Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

BULATAO - A memorial service in honor of the late Dr. A.V. Bulatao, 69, of Towanda and Allentown, will be held in the conference room Monday, Feb 5, 1996, at 4 p.m. in Conference Room A of Memorial Hospital, towanda.  Dr. Bulatao died Jan 12, 1996, at Lehiegh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  He had worked at the Townada Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Unit as an emergency room physician.  Prior to that he had a private practice in general surgery and general practice in Jersey Shore, PA.  In addition to being an officer of the American Medical Association of Pennsylvania and the American College of Emergency Room Physicans, he was also an officer of the Bradford County Medical Society.  RHW 31 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

BUTCHER -  On Sunday, March 8, 2009, James Leroy Butcher of Towanda, Pa., died unexpectedly at his residence. He was 45 years of age.  Born in Troy, Pa., on Oct. 9, 1963, he was the son of James A. and Beatrice (Barrett) Butcher. Know to family and friends at "Bub," he was raised in Granville Summit, Pa., and was a 1982 graduate of Troy High School.   After graduation Bub enlisted in the Army and trained as a demolition technician. Having served a tour of duty in Korea, Bub returned to civilian life.  He worked for a while in tree maintenance, preferring to scale the limbs himself rather than employ the use of a lift. Eventually Bub entered the challenging profession of hauling large, oversized modular homes, a skill that impressed and inspired the young children in his extended family.  In his spare time he was a Minnesota Vikings fan, enjoyed NASCAR and was himself a champion demolition derby driver. He was an avid hunter and was especially skilled at bagging wild turkeys. He also had successfully hunted caribou and moose in Canada.  Above all else, Bub had a heart made for giving, and went to great lengths to help anyone in need.  He is survived by his wife, Condra (Potter) Butcher, at home; his mother, Beatrice, and grandmother, Margaret Butcher, both of Granville Summit; his son, Reuben James Butcher, daughter, Cheyenne Butcher, and stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ennis, at home; his stepchildren, David and Jean; several step-grandchildren; his brothers, Brad (and Marika) Butcher of Granville Summit and Dan and (Holly) Butcher of Conestoga, Pa.; his sister, Sherrie Butcher of Granville Summit; his mother-in-law, Peggy and Jim Coleman; his father-in-law, Rick (and Marilyn) Potter; sisters-in-law Twyla (and Ron) Wickwire and Kristi Coleman; a brother-in-law, Craig Coleman; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin, Cindy Putnam.  He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Butcher; nephew Josh Butcher; maternal grandparents, Oliver "Boots" BARRETT and Cora Barrett; paternal grandfather, Harry Butcher; aunt Carol Rutty; and stepson Curtis Strock.  The viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, with the Rev. Ken Marple and Bub's brother, Pastor Dan Butcher, officiating. Interment will be private.  RHW.  Rowanda Daily Review 11 March, 2009.

CARAVETTA - Virginia Caravetta Lasco, 78, of Towanda, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was living with her daughter, Ginny.  Virginia began working at the age of 9, waiting tables at Ketchum's Kitchen in Towanda. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and went on to create a successful career as the owner and broker of Lasco Real Estate in Towanda.  She was a member of the Towanda Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for approximately 20 years. She was also a member of the Republican National Committee and was nominated to represent Towanda in the Republican Presidential Trust.  Virginia was honored as a life member in the International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women and was nominated for the ASI 2002 Woman Of The Year and the ABI Great Women Of The 21st Century in 2004.  In addition to being a wonderful and dedicated mother and grandmother, Virginia enjoyed playing the piano, writing music, singing, dancing, entertaining, attending sporting events, playing tennis and vacationing in Florida.  Virginia is survived by: her loving children, Dr. George A. Lasco and his wife Tina of Athens, Pa., her daughter Martha Van de Wall and her husband Richard of Waverly, N.Y., and her daughter Ginny Lasco of Philadelphia, Pa.; her dedicated grandchildren, Ryan and Myles Lasco, Ginny, Mattie and Evan Van de Wall and Stephanie Stevens; her sister Camilla Leszyk; her husband Vince of Horseheads, N.Y.; her brother Fred Caravetta and his wife Joan of Midlothian, Va.; and her half-sister Gladys McGrain of Elmira, N.Y.  She was predeceased by: her father, Charles Caravetta; her mother, Melvina Davis Caravetta; her sisters, Ada Leggett and Uta O'Neill; and her brother, Frank Caravetta.  A memorial service for Virginia will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private.  Flowers are welcome, however in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made in Virginia's name to the University of Pennsylvania Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Please mail donations to: University Of Pennsylvania Hospital, c/o Dr. Stephen Rubin, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Perelman Center, 3 West Philadelphia, PA 19104.  RHW.  19 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

CASS - DEAN, Shirley Y.
Age 72, of 3916 Rt. 89, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Geneva General Hospital, following a brief illness. Family and friends may call Thursday (03-12-09) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc., 32 State St., Seneca Falls. Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Phil Tennies officiating. Spring interment will be in Canoga Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Dean may be made to the American Cancer Society. Born in Elmira, the daughter of Lyle and Lelia Anthony Austin. She married Kenneth Dean in 1956 and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary this past June. She has lived most of her life in the Canoga area. Shirley was a member of the Farm Bureau where she was editor for the news letter for several years. She was a member of the Canoga Fire Department Auxillary, and a member of the former Presbyterian Church of Canoga. Shirley retired from the New York Chiropractic College as a cleaning lady and she kept in touch with several of the students over the years. She worked at the former Gould Hotel for a few years in the cleaning dept. and the kitchen. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and crafts as her hobbies. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving besides her husband, Kenneth; are a daughter, Wendy (Stacey) Ware; and a son, Bruce Dean, all of Seneca Falls; her mother, Lelia Austin of the Finger Lakes area; a sister Bonnie (Norm) Wead, Horseheads; and a brother, Kenneth (Cindy) Ausstin of Interlaken; one grandson, Brock Ware; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Lyle Austin.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/11/2009

CHAMBERLAIN - On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, Frances Irene Chamberlain Anderson of Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 85 years of age. Born in Wellsboro, Oct. 29, 1923, she was the daughter of Ernest and Agnes Connolly Chamberlain. She grew up in Mainesburg, graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College. In 1950, she married Perry Anderson, and together they raised two sons and shared 51 years until his passing. Frances was employed in the business office at the W.R. Croman Elementary School in Troy, until the family farm needed her time and talents at home. After retiring from farming she was employed at Paper Magic in Canton. While residing in East Troy, she was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church for many years. Currently she was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Canton. While living at Cedar Ridge Frances made many good friends and enjoyed the various social activities. Surviving are her sons, Michael and Kathryn Cleveland of Sciota, Eric and Aneta Anderson of Canton; grandchildren, Michael (Tammy) Cleveland of Amherst, N.Y., Michelle (Ronald) Wachman of Havelock, N.C., Kyle (Robin) Anderson of Canton, Nolan Anderson of Taylor; step grandchildren, Norman (Sandy) Westerbaan of Bellefonte, Peter Westerbaan of Galeton, Allen Westerbaan and Ryan Westerbaan, both of Canton; great grandchildren, Ellis Cleveland of Amherst, N.Y., Ronald Christopher and Kathryn Wachman of Havelock, N.C.; nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Agnes Chamberlain; first husband, Ellis Cleveland in 1947; and second husband, Perry Anderson in 2001; and sister, Ernestine Chamberlain in 2002. A celebration of her life was set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at noon in the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy, with Pastor Jim Shay, officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. - Mansfield Gazette, March 4, 2009

CHILSON Harold L.
68, of Sayre, PA died Sunday, March 8, 2009. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 12:00pm with Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/10/2009

COBURN - Felica Rene Reese, age 43, of Marsh Street, Wyalusing, Pa., died in her sleep on Friday, March 13, 2009.  Felica was born in Turkey, where her father was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. She moved to Wyalusing at an early age and she graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1983.  She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are: her long-time boyfriend, Joe Doss, at home; three sons, Brook Reese of Wyalusing, Matthew (Sheila Blackstone) Salsman of Lompac, Calif., and Joseph "Joey" Doss, at home; her parents, Freddie Ray (Shirley) Coburn of Houston, Texas, and Delores (Mark) VanDeMark of Cordele, Ga.; a brother, William (Kristin Smith) Spaeth of Cordele; a sister, Donna Iannone and partner Jessie Fluck of Dushore, Pa.; a grandmother, Idabelle Knolles of Cordele; and a grandson: Curtis Salsman of Lompac, Calif. She is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.  She was predeceased by her grandfather Gerald Knolles and her Aunt Dawn Knolles. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Felica Reese Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 14 March 2009.

COOK - Mrs. Anna Mae Jayne, age 81, of RR 2 Box 2282 Lacey St., Laceyville, Pa., died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. on Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2009.  She was born in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Nov. 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Marian Herman Cook. She spent her early years in Tunkhannock, Pa. and later, her family moved to the Laceyville area, where she graduated from the Laceyville High School with the class of 1945. Anna Mae was the wife of Claude A. "Junior" Jayne Jr., to whom she was married for 58 years, until his death on Dec. 30, 2006.  For many years, Anna Mae was a floor supervisor for dress factories in Camptown, and Meshoppen.  She was a member of the Goodwill Fire Co. Auxiliary in Laceyville, and the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion Auxiliary in Black Walnut. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Wednesday evening women's bowling league, in Wyalusing, Pa., and in her spare time she loved playing Bingo and working in her flower beds.  Surviving are her sons, David (Mary Ann Burgess) Jayne of Laceyville, Pa. and Roger (Betsy) Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa..; also her sister, Mrs. Geraldine Ciprich, of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Angela Jayne, Brad Jayne, both of Laceyville, Pa., and Chad Jayne of Wyalusing, Pa.; five step-grandchildren, Danielle Fries, of Laceyville, Kristy Fries, of Laceyville, John Burgess, of Laceyville, James (Wendy) Burgess, of Nicholson, and Joelle Burgess, of Laceyville; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Ciprich, Braden Jayne, and Alexia Jayne. Her extended family of sister-in-law, Mrs. Adelle Cook, of Tampa, Fla.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ken and Betty Jayne of Laceyville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Angel Jayne; and a brother, Thomas Cook.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Mr. Ronald Learn of Laceyville officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 17 March 2009.

COPP - Justin M. Copp, 25, of Monroeton, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. Justin was born July 16, 1983 in Wellsboro, a son of Robert and Paula Marie Minner Copp. He was the husband of Desiree Gleason Copp. Justin enjoyed the Patriots football games, tattoos and his Harley Davidson. Justin is survived by his wife, Desiree; his parents, Robert Copp of Mansfield, and Paula Marie Copp of California; two sons, Jarek Thomas Copp, Joseph Andrew Copp of Mansfield; a brother, Allen Robert Copp of California; maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Minner of Salamanca, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the calling hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Linscott officiating.. Burial will be in Copp Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, March 4, 2009

COYLE - Elizabeth "Bessie" M. Coyle, of South German St. Dushore, PA, died on Monday, Jan 29, 1996, at 88 years of age, in Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte, PA following a lingering illness.  Bessie was born on Jan 11, 1908, the daughter of the late William and Margaret RYAN McKernan of Dushore.  She had lived her entire life in Sullivan County, where she married her late husband, Eugene J. Coyle, and raised her family, and worked as a seamstress, first for the Weldon Manufacturing Co. and then with the Dushore Lingerie Co., from which she retired.  Bessie was a member of the St. Basil's Catholic Church of Dushore, and it's Altar and Rosary society.  She is survived by her family; two sons, Mr. James Coyle of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Mr. Gerald Coyle of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Ann Marie) Stabryla of Dushore and Regina Coyle of Mechanicsburg, PA; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.A prayer service will be held at the McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. Dushore, on Friday Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Service in the St. Basil's Catholic Church of Dushore with the Rev,. Patrick J. MCLaughlin as celebrant.  Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., with a Rosary service beginning at 3 p.m. and Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., with a Scripture service beginning at 8 p.m. RHW 30 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

DEMER - MARKS, Ann M. Demer
of Mesa, AZ - Age 86, of Mesa AZ, surrounded by her family, died peacefully on March 17, 2009. A 40 year communicant of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Joseph Marks Jr.; granddaughter, Mary Catherine Serdinow; and sister, Mary McGowan. Ann is survived by six children, Mary Joan, CO, Raymond (Fran), NY, JoAnn (Nick) Serdinow, NY, Marguerite, WA, Christine (Lenn) Melcher, AZ, and Marlene Herseth, GA; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.  We celebrate her life and rejoice in her homecoming with calling hours on Sunday, March 22, 2009, from 4-6 p.m., followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary at Melcher's Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. McDonald, Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Family Care, 1550 S. Alma School Road Ste. 280, Mesa, AZ 85201l; or Queen of Peace Building Fund, 141 N. McDonald St., Mesa, AZ 85201. Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Chapel of the Roses (480)964-4537.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/20/2009

DUNFEE - William Leo Dunfee, 68, of Forksville, Pa., formerly of Edgewater, Md., died early Sunday morning, March 22, 2009, at The Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa.  Born Oct. 5, 1940, in Monroeton, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Fries Dunfee.  William retired from the Prince George County, Md., Fire Department following 15 years of service and was subsequently employed by the R.S. Leitch Oil Co. In Edgewater, Md., for 10 years until his retirement.  He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 996, Dushore, Pa., and New Albany VFW Post No. 384. William was also a member of American Legion Post No. 228 in Mayo, Md.  William enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by: his wife, Grace L. Gowin Dunfee, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and David Bailey, son, Red Dunfee, and grandson, Christopher Bailey, all of Edgewater, Md.; his sister, Marci Dunfee of New Albany, Pa.; stepchildren: Kevin Johnson, Grayl Johnson, Lisa Kirkowski, Tina Patterson, Terry Johnson, Brad Johnson, Julie Thomas and Scott Johnson; and several step-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Olpter Dunfee, on Sept. 24, 2003, and stepson, Keith Johnson.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Pa., with his son-in-law, David Bailey, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours.  RHW  23, March 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

FERGUSON Ruth Elizabeth
Age 95, died in Charlottesville, VA, March 4, 2009. Ruth was born in Horseheads, September 30, 1913, the youngest of the six children of George and Myrtie Pedrick Ferguson. In 1915, the family moved to 412 West Second St., a house owned by Ruth until shortly before her move to Virginia in the fall of 2006. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edwin A., Clyde, Kenneth, and Lewis Ferguson; and by her sister, Helen Ferguson (Mrs. George W.) Kline; by a nephew, Jerre K. Ferguson; and by a great-nephew, Darryl C. Ferguson. Family members who survive Ruth are her favorite cousin, Muriel Ferguson Tolle of Amelia Island, FL; her nephew, Donald C. Ferguson of Felton, DE, and his wife Ruth; two nieces, Mary-Jo Kline and husband, Theodore Crackel of Ruckersville, VA, and Carol Ferguson Schroeder and her husband, George of Collegeville, PA; as well as by their dozens of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Thirty members of "Clan Ferguson" gathered in Virginia in September to help Ruth celebrate her 95th birthday. Among the legion of close friends she leaves behind, three deserve special mention, women whose good times with Ruth stretch back six decades and more: Ruth Turner of Elmira and Anna Wolf Dennington and Alice M. Youmans of Horseheads. A graduate of the Elmira Free Academy and Meeker's Business School (now the Elmira Business Institute), Ruth began a career at the Elmira Salesbook Company (later Moore Business Forms) in 1936. After World War II, she played a pivotal role in unionizing her fellow office workers, and she was involved in labor activities for the rest of her working life. Nearly thirty years after graduating from high school, she earned an Associate's Degree from Elmira College. In her active retirement, she was an enthusiastic member of the Near West Side Association, Christ's United Methodist Church, the Chemung Valley History Museum, and the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library. All who knew her cherish their memories of her irrepressible humor, unquenchable spirit, and unfailing loyalty. She was the best of aunts and the best of friends. Ruth's friends and family are indebted to the staffs of the facilities where Ruth spent the last years of her long life: Woodbrook, the Chemung County Nursing Facility, and the Infirmary division of Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville; and to her special companions and caregivers, Laurie Gearhart and Vickie Ashley. These devoted women and men provided support and love that went far to help a fiercely independent woman deal with the physical limitations of her tenth decade on earth.   Ruth was practical as well as generous: friends who choose may make donations in her memory to worthy charities and causes of their choice.  Final arrangements in Virginia are being handled by Hill & Wood Funeral Services of Charlottesville. A memorial service for Ruth will be held in Elmira this spring; plans will be announced when complete.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/10/2009

FINAN - Peter A. Finan R.N., 30 of Dushore died Sunday, Jan 28, 1996, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre as a result of an automobile accident.  Peter was born Sept. 10, 1965 son of Mary DEMPSEY Finan and the late Vincent E. Finan.  He graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1983.  Throughout his life he was involved in the paramedic field.  In hihg school he was invovled with Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association as a volunteer and later became an E.M.T.  Pete was a state certified EMT-paramedic and graduated from the Williamsport Hospital Paramedic Training Program and also received his R.N. and an associate degree in nursing from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA.  Pete started working as a staff paramedic in Birmingham, Ala., and later was a systems manager in Williamsport.  He was currently emp;oyed at the Trauma Cemter of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadephia, PA.  Pete was an instructor for the Sullivan/Tioga/Lycoming EMS Council and was a nationally certified EMT paramedic and was an instructor for the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support program.  Pete's love of caring for others was fulfilled as he was a multiple organ donor.  Pete was a member  St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore, PA and a member and former ambulance captain of the Dushore Fire company and Ambulance Association.  Surviving are his mother, Mary Finan, at home; brothers and sisters-in-law; Mark P. and Michelle Finan of Cape Cod, MA, Matthew J. Finan of Mildred, PA and Michasel C. and Tammy Finan of Muncy Valley, PA; sister Rosemary Finan of Dushore, PA; maternal grandmother, florence Dempsey of Mildred; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb 1, 1996, at 11:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., dushore, and a Mass of Christian Burial Service at noon at  the St. Basil's Catholic Church of Dushore with the Rev,. Patrick J. MCLaughlin presiding.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, Jan 31, 1996, at the  P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Members form the  Dushore Fire company and Ambulance Association will assemble to pass in review at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  There will be a Scripture service at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials are directed to the Dushore Fire company and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.  RHW 30 Jan 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

FRAWLEY - STUART, Sue Ann
Age 79, of Elmira Heights, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Sue Ann was born February 17, 1930, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Wood Frawley. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by brother, Francis Frawley, and sister, Rosemary Bores. Sue Ann is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Richard E. Stuart; children, with their families, Michael F. Stuart of Horseheads, with children, Stacey, Natalie, & Brian; Deborah M. and Greg Burke of Rochester, NY, with daughters, Erin & Kendra; Daniel H. and Theresa Stuart of Pine City, with children, Matt & Cathleen; Sandra L. and Anthony Hoodak of Rochester, NY, with son, Sam; 4 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, June and Robert May of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Al Salois of Elmira Heights, Janice Frawley of Corning, James Bores of Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, on Monday, March 16, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Donations in Sue Ann's memory may be directed to Family Services of Chemung County, Mental Health Clinic, 1019 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

GOLDY -  Paul E. Goldy, 77, Gracious Living Estates, died on Friday, March 13, 2009, after a brief illness. He was born In Mt. Holly, N.J., to the late William T. and Lillie May (Brown) Goldy.  He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia and Bill Johnston, Springville, Pa., Gerri and James Hertzog, Mertztown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Jennifer Clark, Christopher Johnston, Brian and Karen Hertzog; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Hunt, Lumberton, N.J.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and three sisters.  Paul was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 510, Black Walnut, Pa. Paul retired from the Commonwealth Telephone Co., and was an avid hunter and fisherman. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, from the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Bensley officiating. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery, Bridgewater Twp., Pa. Friends may call on the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the day of the service.  Donations in memory of Paul can be made to the Gino J. Merli Veteran Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503-1213.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 17 March 2009.

GORSKI - Phyllis Ann Gorski Cost, 83, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday March 10, 2009 very unexpectedly at her home. Born July 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Leon Gorski Sr. and Katherine Drislane Gorski. Phyllis attended school in South Waverly. She was the manager of Shepard Hills Country Club in Waverly, N.Y. for many years. Phyllis was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and active in numerous clubs and organizations.  Surviving are: her husband of over 65 years, Joseph F. Cost Jr., at home; her son, Joseph F. Cost III and his wife, Linda, of Elmira, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Scott Cost and his wife, Stephanie, of Ft. Mills, S.C., Nicole Troccia and her husband, Michael, of Bronxville, N.Y.; a special nephew, Michael Wright, and his wife Mary Ellen, and their children Anthony and Maeve of Orlando, Fl.; her great-grandchildren, Madeline Rose Cost and Christopher James Cost of Ft. Mills, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Patricia Gorski of Waverly, Theresa Cost Krotzer of Vestal, NY; special friends and neighbors, Thomas and Romana Bernatavitz, and Midge Wisniewski; and "special angels" John Burkhart and Harold Chilson.  She was preceded in death by her sister Rita Gorski Wright, and her brother Leon Gorski Jr.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday March 16, at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA.  Interment will be at a later date.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

GRAINER - John J. Gainer, age 70, well-known Dushore, Pa., businessman died on Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Jack was born in Dushore, July 15, 1938, son of the late Augustine (Nick) and Margaret SICK Gainer. He graduated from St. Basil's High School a member of the Class of 1956.  He married the former Virginia Ruth BULLOCK of Wilmot, Pa., on June 18, 1960; she predeceased him last April 7, 2008, after 47 years of marriage.   On Valentine's Day in 1962 he and Virginia purchased Hamer's Atlantic Service Station from John Hamer in Dushore. He operated the business until 1990, when he moved the Stihl and Cub Cadet Franchise businesses to his home.  Jack was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore.  Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law: Ronald and Kathlyn Gainer of Winsted, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law: Connie and Frank Carr of Wilmot; grandchildren: Shauna, Brandon and Anthony Carr, and Margaret and Kathlyn Gainer; a brother: Eugene Gainer of New Alexandria, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Gene Merge of Pittsburgh; sisters-in law: Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, N.C., Joan (Charles) Sanderson of Sugar Run, Pa., and Judith (William) Dolde of Naples, Fla.; a brother-in-law: Richard (Eileen) Bullock of Wellesville, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, William E. Gainer, Aug. 11, 1998; and a sister, Rosemary Walsh, on Sept. 5, 2006. A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial be directed in his memory to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.  RHW 23 MARCH 2009 Towanda Daily Review.

GUTHRIE - HARDING, Marlene
71, died
Monday, March 9, 2009. She was born in Elmira, New York. She was a nurse, which she truly loved. Marlene is survived by her children: Claudia Phinney, Richard Harding (Kathy), Kimberly Morse (Mark); her granddaughter, Bianca Harding and 7 additional grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; her brother, Charles Guthrie (Neila); her sister, Joann Reidy (Timothy); her sister in law, Maureen Guthrie and her best friend, Kathleen Webber and many nieces and nephews. Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Harding and her brother, William Guthrie.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, March 11 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bianca Harding's College Fund. Arrangements entrusted to WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME.  00407-293-1361   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2009

HADLOCK - Zachary Tyler Hadlock, 16, of Canadensis died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at home. Zachary was a junior at the Pocono Mountain Academy. He loved hunting, fishing, baseball, and wrestling. He was a former member of the Pocono Mountain East Wrestling Team and played baseball for Big Pocono. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. He was a good-natured young man who loved his family and friends. His spirit has touched many and will remain with them forever. He is survived by: his mother, Teresa, and step-father Mickey Carey of Canadensis; father Jamie Hadlock and step-mother Kenya of Swiftwater; grandparents Janice Hadlock of Sayer, Lisa and Kevin Deans of Omaha, Neb., Herbert and Laura Shea of Charlotte, N.C., James and Theresa Carey of Fla., and Clifford and Tammi Ludwig of Towanda; great-grandparents Patricia and Donald Haynes of Arcade, N.Y.; aunts and uncles John and Darcy Hadlock, Holly Springstead, Sara Shea, Mary Ann and Jim Fetterhoff, and Keith and Roseanne Carey; several cousins and many friends. There will be a viewing from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Bolock Funeral Home, corner of routes 940 and 390 in Paradise Valley. The Reverend John Cordes will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, at the funeral home. Private cremation will follow at the Bolock Funeral Home Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Zachary's name to the Pocono Mountain Youth Wrestling Association, PO Box 246, Henryville, Pa. 18332-0246. - Towanda Daily Review on 3/5/2009

HAYNES Paul N.
Age 34, of Horseheads, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at home. Paul was predeceased by his mother, Janet Haynes on November 20, 2008. Survivors include his father, Duane Haynes of Horseheads; daughter, Jennifer Haynes; brothers, Duane Haynes of Horseheads, Loron Haynes of VA, and David Haynes of Sayre, PA; sisters, Janet Haynes of Elmira, Debra Dannelley of MA, and Christina Griffin of Elmira Heights. Private Services and interment for Paul will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2009

HENDERSON - Lila Richart Hall, 83, of South Waverly, Pa. died on March 2, 2009 at home with her family by her side. Born Jan. 7, 1926 in Lakewood, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Ruth Compton Henderson. Lila enjoyed the 30 years she worked in the Housekeeping Department of the Robert Packer Hospital and the many friends and people she worked with. She loved working in her flower bed and taking care of the lawn. She crocheted many Afghans and Doilies and made Ceramic pottery all of which she gave away. She is predeceased by her two husbands Lawrence Richart and Richard Hall; son John Richart; brother Carl Henderson; and sister Lorraine DeWald. Lila is survived by daughters Linda (Harry) Packer of Alpine, N..Y., and Patricia (Dennis) Washburn of Nichols, N.Y.; sons Walter (Fransella) Richart of Elmira, N.Y., and Michael (Sharon) Richart of Waverly, N.Y.; step-daughters Judy (Charles) Hall of Sayre, Pa., and Sharon Jenney of Sayre, Pa.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Luella Simonetti of Susquehanna, Pa.; daughter-in-law Pam Richart Gleason of Corning, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews of Buffalo, N.Y. Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering at Lila’s home at 374 Loder Street, South Waverly, Pa. on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Lila’s memory to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or Guthrie Health System, Human Services Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 Att.: Sherry Reynolds, Resource Development. - Sayre Morning Times, March 4, 2009

HENDRICKSON -  Pamela Sue Labbe, 48, of Stevensville, PA died, Friday, January 16, 2009 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born February 18, 1960 in Montrose, PA, she was the daughter of Howard I. and the late Barbara [Crane] Hendrickson. Pam had a passion for gardening and shopping. She loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her loving boyfriend, Mike Hudman of Stevensville, PA, daughters , Brandy Newhart Knight & Fiance Shawn Fiorentino of Lawton, PA, Alicia Labbe & Fiance Ray Fike of Forest Lake, PA, sons & daughter-in-law, Roger Jr. & Sheena Truesdail Newhart of Rushville, PA, Curt Newhart & Amber Birchard of Montrose, PA, grandchildren, Taylor & Sierra Knight, Kayden Fiorentino, Peyton & Johana Newhart, Camron Newhart, Lukas Cokely, sisters & brothers-in-law, David & Debbie Newhart, Mike & Cindy Flynn, brother & sister-in-law, Mike & Penny Hendrickson, many nieces & nephews. She is also survived by the children’s fathers, Roger Newhart Sr. of Rushville, PA and Gene Labbe of Rochester, NY. Besides her mother she was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Hendrickson and granddaughter, Emily Newhart. Go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions. Services: 1:00 pm Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation: 11 to 1 PM on Saturday. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill Street, Jessup, PA 18434 or to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  RHW.  16 Jan 2009 Bartron-Myer Funeral Home obits.

HILFIRTY - Michael S. Hilfirty, 41, of Williamsport, Pa., died Sunday, March 15, 2009, in the Hershey Medical Center after a strong and courageous five-and-a-half-year battle with mantel cell lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma).  Born in Philadelphia on Jan. 20, 1968, he was the son of Janet Ralph of Troy and John "Jack" Hilfirty husband of Martha, of Williamsport, Pa.  Mike had worked in construction on steel buildings, and was a former disc jockey known as Pegasus II D.J. Service. He was an avid Nascar fan, and enjoyed rock 'n' roll music. Mike loved to travel with his wife whether just a day trip by car to explore surrounding areas, or a two-week-long visit to his favorite destination, Australia. He especially loved his cats, Blazer and Purlin. A real jokester, Mike was also a kind and generous man whose sense of humor made every moment memorable.  Mike was an inspiration to all who knew him and to almost three hundred people around the world who shared his journey with lymphoma through several Internet sites. His strength and drive to fight this disease was an encouragement to others. Mike often received messages from people telling him how his courage helped them deal with their battles or those of loved ones.  In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by the love of his life, soul mate and best friend, his wife of 14 years, Debra A. Biichle Hilfirty, whom he married on June 12, 1994; two step-daughters, Darla M. Willits of Cogan Station and Dianne J. Willits of Williamsport; one step-son, Derek L. Willits husband of Kristin of Lansdowne, Va.; one brother, John A. Hilfirty, Jr., husband of Dana of Concord, N.C.; one sister, Kimberly C. Hilfirty and her companion Art McClements of Jersey Shore. Pa.; five grandchildren, Warren Potts of Cogan Station, Alena Willits and Zaniiah Willits both of Williamsport, and Emma Willits and Alison Willits both Lansdowne, Va.; his parents-in-law, Harold and Gloria Biichle of Williamsport; his sister-in-law, Donna and Larry Gondek of Gakona, Ala.; four nieces; seven nephews; two great nieces; and two great nephews.  Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny W. Hilfirty, on Aug. 29, 2003.  A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer Street, Duboistown, PA 17702, with The Rev. Doris M. Nolan of the Hershey Medical Center officiating.  Internment will be in the Twin Hills Cemetery, Montoursville, at a later date, however no graveside service will be held. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.  Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main St., Hummelstown, is handling the services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central PA Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, 3001 Broadway Street NE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753 — please write "Michael Hilfirty" on the memo line for contributions to help defray donor registration costs.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 17 March 2009.

HITE - Lela Hite Newell, 70, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died March 5, 2009 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Newell was born Dec. 2, 1938 in California. She was an artist, doing mostly oil paintings of landscapes. She owned and operated The Country Goose, a small business featuring art in LeRaysville, Pa. She was known for her patience.  Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James "Jim"; two daughters, Sharon Morales of Pennsylvania and Karin Kohler of Virginia; a son, John Newell of Texas; two sisters, Patricia Krienler of Alaska and Charlene Roccucci of California; a brother, Dorse Hite of California; and four grandchildren.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review  14 March 2009.

HOOVER - Burliegh H. Hoover, 65, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, PA, died Sunday evening, Dec. 24, 1995, at his home.  Born June 21, 1930, in Terry Township, he was the some of the late Sherman and Lucy JOHNSON Hoover.  Burliegh was a delf-employed caprenter and worked on several are farms.  He had also been employed by Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany.  Mr. Hoover was a member of the Monroeton Gun Club.  Survivng are his wife, Mary McNEAL Hoover, at home; son Bryan Hoover at home; stepson, Gary MCNeal of Mercur, two sisters, Betty Johnson of Tunkhannock and Iona Hamilton of Gillette, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Beverly Lamphere of Monroeton;mother-in-law, Frances McNeal of Smith's Personal Care Home, Wyalusing.  A private service will be held at the convenince of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Burligh Hoover's memory. RHW Towanda Daily Review 27 Dec 1995.

HUMMEL - RIPLEY, Ruth L.
Age 79, of Elmira, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ruth was a daughter of Earl and Caroline Otto Hummel. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by husband Thurman Ripley in 1984, daughter Carolyn Wunderlich in 2002, infant daughter Evelyn in 1951 and son-in-law Bob Payne in 2006. Ruth is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine Payne of Ocala FL, Rose and Bob Barton of Elmira, Darlene and Doug Itjen of Big Flats, Marlene and Brian Blauvelt of Corning; grandchildren, Robert (Karen) Payne II, Jerrod (Jessica) Payne, Christopher Kwasney, Ryan and Tracey Rose Itjen; great grandchildren, Aurora, Garrett, Spencer and Julian; sisters, Edna Diaz Healy of Clearwater FL and Helen Wheeler of Elmira. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and special friend Amy Fisher. Ruth was born at the start of the Great Depression and learned early the hardships of life but found love and God's greatest wealth in the joy she shared during time spent with her children. At the request of her family private services will be held. Her family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Dr. Francisco Corbalan, Dr. James Freeman and Dr. Daniel Fisher who provided excellent and compassionate medical care to Ruth and her special needs over the past many years. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

KINGSTON John W. "Jack"
Age 64, of Waverly, NY, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, died peacefully at his home with his family on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. Jack was born November 30, 1944 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Walker Kingston. He was a graduate of Sayre High School, attended the University of Scranton, and served in the US Army Reserves. On January 24, 1970 Jack was united in marriage with the love of his life, Cynthia Ford, at St. James Church in Elmira, NY. Jack was a hardworking employee of CAF USA in Elmira Heights, NY for 15 years, following a dedicated 20 years of employment with Stroehmann's Bakery in Sayre, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 13, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. James - Holy Trinity Church, in Waverly, NY with the Rev. William Moorby as celebrant. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Reseach Hospital, Attention Tribute Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015, Jack's account No. is 23545696, or a donation may be made by phone, 1-800-822-6344. Assisting Jack's family with arrangements is the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2009

KINGSTON - Great fan of high school sports.  John W. “Jack” Kingston, 64, of Waverly, N.Y., loving husband, father, grandfather and friend died peacefully at his home with his family on Tuesday, March 10 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Jack was born Nov. 30, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Thomas and Mary Walker Kingston.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School , attended the University of Scranton, and served in the US Army Reserves. On Jan. 24, 1970 Jack was united in marriage with love of his life Cynthia Ford at St. James Church in Elmira, N.Y.  Jack was a hardworking employee of CAF USA in Elmira Heights, N.Y. for 15 years, following a dedicated 20 years of employment with Stroehmann’s Bakery in Sayre. For many years he was an active member of the former Loyal Order of Moose, in Waverly, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 1148, Sayre and a great fan of local high school sports.  Jack is survived by his wife, Cynthia at home; his children, Thomas Kingston and his wife, Susan of Little River, S.C. and their children, Colton, Caden, and Campbell; Theresa Pipher and her husband Jason, of Waverly, and their son Jason Pipher II; Patrick Kingston and his companion, Betsy Lantz of Sayre and her children, Melissa and Jordan; Eric Kingston and his wife Jill of Little River, S.C. and their daughter, Claire; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday March 13, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. James – Holy Trinity Church, in Waverly, with the Rev. William Moorby as celebrant. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours. Jack’s family would like to thank the many people that called him a friend throughout his life, the Guthrie Hospital professionals that helped make his visits bearable with friendly smiles and caring bedside manner. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Reseach Hospital, (Attention Tribute Department, 501 St. Jude Place Mephhis, TN, 38015 , Jack’s account No. is 23545696 or a donation may be made by phone, 1- 800- 822- 6344). Assisting Jack’s family with arrangements is the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

LADD - CHORMAN, Gene Ladd
Of Boca Raton, FL, died Thursday, March 19, after a long illness. Predeceased by her father, Lawrence; and her brother, Dean. She is survived by her husband, Alfred; and sons, Larry (Patricia), and Richard (Michelle); two grandsons and two granddaughters. She is also survived by her mother, Esther Ladd. She was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights, and Cayuga College Nursing. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Boca Raton, FL.  ublished in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2009

LOPER - CUNDY, Agnes Mildred Loper
Age 69, of Lockwood, NY, died peacefully on March 19. Wife of the late Thomas Cundy of Lockwood, NY and daughter of the late Francis and Mildred Loper, she is survived by her children, Terri L. (David) Aihoshi of Toronto, Canada, Thomas R. Cundy of Lockwood, NY, and Tracy A. (Douglas) Montgomery of Howell, NJ; her beloved grandchildren, Thomas J. Cundy of Lockwood, NY and Vivian Paige Montgomery of Howell, NJ; her sisters, Doris (Charles) House of Waverly, NY and Linda (Francis) Bennett of Erin, NY; and brothers, Francis (Bonnie) Loper of Florida, David (Sandra) Loper of Erin, NY, and Gerald (Grace) Loper of Chemung, NY. Agnes was a prize-winning amateur photographer and an avid genealogist who loved her cats. A Memorial Service will be announced at a future date.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/21/2009 - 3/22/2009

LYNOTT - ROGERS, Joan Ann (Lynott)
Age 76 of Milan, PA died unexpectly at home, March 21, 2009. Joan was born March 1, 1933, to the late William and Helen (Simpson) Lynott, she was also predeased by her husband Melvin Rogers. She was surrvived by daughters, Shelia (Thomas) Gorman, Hamburg, PA; Sandra (John) Potter, Chemung, NY; son, William (Mary) French, Shippensburg, PA; sisters & brothers-in-law, Mary Kay (John) Vargo, Horseheads, NY; Barbara (Jan) VanDuser, Princeton Junction, NJ; nine grandchildren, three great-grand children, & several nieces & nephews.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/24/2009

MARTINE - COOLICAN, Jean Elizabeth
Age 83, of 404 7th St., Watkins Glen, NY died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY on Monday, March 23, from 3 to 6:00pm. Mrs. Coolican's Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen; with Rev. Paul Bonacci. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Jean was born February 6, 1926 in Elmira, NY; the daughter of the late Anthony and Annabelle Warner Martine. She was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and worked at Sampson Air Force Base during World War II. Mrs. Coolican later worked at the Town House in Watkins Glen as a waitress. She married her husband, John Githler Coolican, on November 17, 1945 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. Jean was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church and a member of the St. Mary's Guild. She was also as an avid doll collector. She is survived by her loving children, Karen (Wayne) Wasiczko of Selah, WA, J. David (Abbie) Coolican of Montour Falls, Michael B. (Sally) Coolican of Watkins Glen, Paul P. Coolican of Amherst, Stephen W. Coolican of Alpine; 12 grandchildren; Christie and Brian Coolican of Watkins Glen, Justin Coolican of Odessa, Sean Coolican of Los Angeles, CA, Mark Coolican of Murfreesboro, TN, Jeffrey Coolican of Portland, ME, Rachel and Nicole Coolican of East Amherst NY, Kimberly Wasiczko of Denver CO, Jennifer (Philip) White of Seattle WA, Allyson (Jeremy) Hubbard of Loma Linda CA, Dr. Trisha (Tyler) Kruger of Hershey PA; step-granddaughter, Megan (Mitch) Hoffman of Stamford, CT; 2 Great-granddaughters, Addison and Molly Coolican of Watkins Glen; step great-grandson, Maddox Hoffman; sister-in-law, Dr. Patricia M. Coolican of Corvallis, OR; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband John in May 2003; daughter Elizabeth J. "Beth" Coolican in March 1983; parents; and sister Shirley Martine Mowry in May 1982. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Coolican through memorials may consider Schuyler Hospital, c/o The Intensive Care Unit, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/20/2009

MCARDLE - PERKINS, Carol M. (McArdle)
Age 75, of Tustin, CA died February 16, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's; her family is grateful that she is at peace. She was born in Elmira, NY and attended the Elmira Free Academy, Class of 1951, and Elmira College, class of 1955. She moved to Orange County in 1970 and while in California some of her fondest memories came from her activities and deep friendship with Barbara Kunsman. Carol was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Tustin for many years. She was a generous person who loved her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Perkins and her sister, Dolores Cervelloni. She was survived by her children, Lynn, John and Carol McLaughlin, and Patricia Hansen; 5 grandchildren and a sister, Jeanne Cuevas. She loved family and God and enjoyed life. Fairhaven Memorial Park handled arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2009

MESSINGER James M. (Jim) "DJ Bulldog" "Skeet"
Was born August 29, 1963 in Elmira, NY, the son of James and Margaret (Morrow) Messinger Sr., died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 45. His maternal grandparents, Mike and Lola Morrow; mother and father-in-law, "Pottsie" and "Winnie" predeceased Jim. On July 13, 1985, he was wedded in Holy Matrimony to his wife, Amanda "Mandy" at the Dixie Bowling Lanes on lane # 24 where he shot his first 300 game. His survivors include: beloved parents, James and Margaret; loving wife of 23 years, Mandy; daughter and son-in-law, Kerri (Messinger) and Jesse Conner of Athens, PA: dearly beloved granddaughter, Madison "Maddy" Conner; son, Shane Elliott of Elmira, NY; grandsons, Cameron and Dominick Elliott; granddaughter, Taylor; brothers, Todd Messinger at home; David (Jessica) West of Athens, PA, Rick (Sherri) West of Rome, PA; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Jim was the night manager of the Dandy Mini Mart on Wilawana Road in Sayre, PA. To say the very least, he was an avid bowler with numerous 300 games, 800 games and was a former PBA member. For several years Jim was a renowned DJ, "Bulldog" with his daughter, Kerri, "Kat" in the surrounding communities. He was well-known, well-liked and well respected by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A celebration of Jim's life will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 West Moreland Ave., Rochester, NY 14620, in his memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009

MONAHAN - JAMELSKI, Barbara M.
On March 22, 2009, Barb Jamelski went to rest with her newly departed, best-friend and former husband, Bill Jamelski. Barb is survived by her daughters, Julie Chevalier (Steve Edgerly and daughters), Lori and Brent Moyer and son, Bill (Sue Bilger and daughters); grandchildren, Nicholas Faulkner, Billy Jamelski-Zerbe, Dustin Ellis, Bri and Kayla Chevalier and Whittnay Judson-Jamelski, great-grandchildren, Zachary and Nolan Faulkner, as well her canine buddy, Teddy; and brother, Joseph Monahan & Family, of Dracut, MA. She spent many years tending to the family, baking and cooking wonderful meals, being the "team mom" for many sporting activities that her children were involved in and planning camping trips that the family would often take. Barb later worked for Cut Flower and a couple of local restaurants and retired to take care of her grandbabies, which was the most rewarding job she could have ever had.  At Barb's request there will be no calling hours. Arrangements will be handled privately with the family by Sullivan's Funeral Home. Donations are gratefully accepted and may be made in Barb's memory to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/23/2009 - 3/24/2009

PARKE - Sally R. Parke, 80, of Martin, S.D., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at the Bennett County Hospital, in South Dakota.  Sally was born to Ira and Laura (McNeal) Parke in Van Etten, N.Y.  She was a 1949  graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre.  Sally worked a very short time at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly and then went back home to the Robert Packer Hospital where she remained until 1976 where she rose to the position of Night Nursing Supervisor. In 1976 she left the Packer and moved to Martin S.D.  In Martin she worked several years as a Certified Public Health Nurse for the State of South Dakota, retiring in 1993.  In 2005 Sally decided to sell her home and become a resident of the Bennett County Nursing Facility. Sally is survived by a brother John F. (Charlotte) McCarty of Cicero, N.Y. and a sister Julia (Robert) Wandell of Van Etten, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. Sally donated her body to the USD Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion, S.D.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Martin.  Morning Times 25 Nov 2008.  Joyce, I have attached the obit for Sally R. Parke whose remains are in South Dakota.  She was a native of the local area and with her mother was among several mother-daughter graduates of the Robert Packer Nursing School.  Her mother, Laura, was a daughter of Lenson and May McNeal of Burlington.
Submitted by John Bond,  Jacksonville, FL

PETTITT Walter R. "Dick"
81 years old of Waverly, TN, formerly of Troy, PA, died March 9, 2009 at home with his family at his side. Funeral services were arranged by the Humphrey Co. Funeral Home, Waverly, TN (931-296-5955). To accommodate family and friends from the 55 plus years of his residence in the Troy area, a memorial service will be held March 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Towanda, PA, located off of Rt. 6 at Rt. 6 and 220 intersection, turn right at Bradco Supply Co. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Theresa (McBlane) Pettitt; and their children, Steven and Sandy Pettitt of Troy, PA, Susan and Bruce Busia of Millerton, PA, Gloria and Dan Bauer of Baton Rouge, LA, Mike and Debbie Pettitt of Amarillo, TX, Mary and Gordon Mattocks of Waverly, TN, Theresa and Mike Fuller of Baton Rouge, LA, and Annette Morseman of Troy, PA; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and the many others that viewed him as a father and grandfather. He will be missed so much by his loving family and by all of those who knew him.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/17/2009

PETTITT - Mr. Walter Richard (Dick) Pettitt, of Waverly, Tenn., on March 9, 2009.  He is survived by his wife Theresa Pettitt, of Waverly, Tenn., sons, Steven (Sandy) Pettitt, Troy, Pa., Mike (Debbie) Pettitt of Amarillo, Texas; daughters, Susan (Bruce) Busia of Millerton, Pa., Gloria (Dan) Bauer, Baton Rouge, La., Mary (Gordon) Mattocks of Waverly, Tenn., Teresa (Mike) Fuller of Baton Rouge, La., and Annette Marbaker of Troy, Pa.; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Towanda Kingdom Hall in Towanda, Pa.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 17 March 2009.

POTTER Richard U.
Age 91 of Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Lovell Ave. in Elmira died after a brief illness on Mon., March 16, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Richard was born Nov. 11, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Reginald and Julia (Upson) Potter. Dick is survived by his wife, Olive (Buck) Potter; sons and daughter, Dale (Patti) Potter of Horseheads, NY, Rodney Potter of Waverly, NY, Mary (Richard Pensyl) Potter of Whitesville, NY, grandchildren, Karolee (Doug) Stewart, Eric (Masumi) Potter, Mason Potter, Samantha Pensyl; several great grandchildren. Dick was a longtime employee of the Chemung Founndry and retired as their General Manager. He enjoyed fishing, square dancing, bowling, and camping.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of the Eucharist to take place in Christ Episcopal Church, Center and Main St., Hornell on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Thomas Gramley officiating. Those wishing may remember Dick with memorials to the Music fund of Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 336 Hornell, NY 14843. Local arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.

ROBERT - Judy Kay Robert, 50, of Towanda RR4, Asylum Twp., PA, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at home. Born Nov. 10, 1958 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Charles Robert and Betty Marie Wenck Robert and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School, Class of 1976.  In earlier years, she was employed by the Towanda Motel and was later employed by the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. She possessed a great love for animals.  Survivors include her brother, Gary L. Robert and nephew, Bradlee T. Robert, both of Elmira, NY.  She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Thomas Jack Bronson and her mother, Betty Marie Wenck Bronson.  Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Judy Kay Robert’s memory.  RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.

SCOTT Richard Raymond
Age 76, of 3316 Clark Street Ext., Town Of Corning, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Mr. Scott was born March 3, 1933, in Corning, NY. He is the son of the late Raymond R. and Edith (Stephens) Scott. He married Kathryn Youmans Scott on September 21, 1957, at Whitneyville, PA. He was predeceased by his wife Kathryn in November of 1994. Dick served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Weyerhauser, Corning, NY, as a machinist in 1990. He was a past member of the Cooper Plains Grange and was a member of the Campbell Erwin Baptist Church. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. Dick is survived by three daughters, Debra Sindlinger of Westfield, PA, Rhonda Scott of Addison, NY, and Donna (Danny) Beers of Campbell, NY; one son, Daniel (Shelly) Scott of Painted Post, NY; two sisters, Betty (Jerry) Baird of Painted Post, NY, and Dorothy (Robert) Tong of Painted Post, NY; one brother, Edward Scott of Painted Post, NY; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his one great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at Campbell Erwin Baptist Church, Coopers Plains, NY, Tuesday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. W. Hugh Tucker officiating, assisted by Rev. Tom Bell. Burial will be at Coopers Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Campbell Erwin Baptist Church, PO Box 89, c/o Betsy Cordes, Coopers Plains NY 14827.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2009

SHERWOOD Kevin L.
of Ulysses, PA - 52, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. Born November 2, 1956, in Warsaw, NY, he was the son of Harold L. and Shirley Hancock Sherwood. On December 30, 1976 in Ulysses, he married the former Trudy Pepperman, who survives. Kevin was a lifelong heavy equipment and chipper operator and president of his family owned business, Sherwood Enterprises, Inc., since its inception. He was an avid outdoorsman and four wheeler enthusiast. He enjoyed being with his grandson whenever possible. Motor sports and all forms of racing were passions of his. Helping his late brother, Lyle, with his racing endeavors brought many pleasurable hours to him. He was a member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F & AM in Ulysses. Surviving besides his wife, Trudy, are a daughter, Devin Sherwood of Ulysses; two sons, Alan Sherwood and Dylan Sherwood, both of Ulysses; a grandson, Zeke Barber; three brothers, Harold "Walt" Sherwood, Jr. of Shinglehouse, PA, Robert (Vicki) Sherwood and Carroll Sherwood, both of Ulysses; a sister, Darcy Lea (D. Ben) Emmick of Galeton, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lyle K. Sherwood in 2005.  Friends may call Sunday, March 15th, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. A Masonic Service will be held 8:45 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason K. Reed, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for medical expenses.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/13/2009 - 3/14/2009

SKOCZYLAS - Edwin Stanley Skoczylas, age 75, of Mildred, Pa., died on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at his home with his loving wife at his side after several years battling lung cancer.  Edwin was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Adam and Josephine Kluzinski Skoczylas. He graduated from St. John Cantius Elementary School and Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He began working at the Bridge Street Sears warehouse in 1953 and retired from there after its closing in 1993 after 40 years of service. He married the former Geraldine (Gerry) Przecha of Philadelphia in 1959. Ed and his family spent many years vacationing and hunting in Mildred until they became full-time residents after his retirement. In addition to hunting, Ed was an avid bowler, having been on his high school championship team for three years. Ed was involved in organized bowling for over 60 years, including 13 years in the Towanda Bowling Association. He got his start in major league bowling at Del Ennis Lanes, and bowled with professional bowlers in the Nationals, States and Dutch Lebanon Tournaments. Ed had numerous 700 series and his 300 game at Starlite Lanes in Feb. 2002. He bowled on the Dushore Beverage Team for over 10 years with a high average of 208.  Surviving is his spouse, Gerry, at home; Sons: Adam (Nancy) Skoczylas of Little Meadows, Pa., and John (Jill) Skoczylas of Croydon, Pa.; Brothers: Joseph Skoczylas of Philadelphia, Pa., and Richard (Catherine) Skoczylas of Hatfield, PA. Sister: Dolores (Walt) Lyszkowski of Philadelphia, Pa.; Nieces, Andrea (Tim) Durick and Cathy Rapine, and a nephew Richard Skoczylas and a loving granddaughter, Christine Marie, who has brought many joyous moments into Ed's life. Although only seven, she has been his Florence Nightingale, responding to his bell ringing, while making him as comfortable as possible during her visits.  A Transferal Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding.  the family will receive friends at the Homer Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.   RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

SNYDER - Alice S. Mase.  Member of the Snyder family of Sayre.  Alice S. Mase, 80, New Port Richey, Fla. died March 12, 2009 at the Marliere Care Center, New Port Richey. She was born in Sayre, Pa. and moved to Florida 14-years ago from East Bethany, N.Y. She was a member of the Snyder Family of Madison Street, Sayre.  Alice was a sub-contractor for the U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo, N.Y. and was Presbyterian.  She is survived by her husband of 58-years, Gene; daughters Nancy (Tom) Linn, Charlotte, N.C.; sons Arthur (Penny), East Bethany and Barney, LeRoy, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Dustin, Corinne and Holly and one great-grandchild, Katie.  She is preceded in death by a daughter Barbara; father and mother Walter and Alice Snyder; sisters Florence and Mary and brothers, Raymond, Charles and Walter.  Arrangements are being handled by Michels & Lindquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Fla.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times 13 March 2009.

SOUTHARD - HATHAWAY, Carolyn J.
Age 56, of the town of Tyrone, NY, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Hathaway at home; two daughters, Heidi M. Hathaway of Montour Falls, and Jessica L. (James) Cranmer of Elmira; four grandchildren; her mother, Shirley Southard-Swartwood-Harnes; four brothers, John Southard of Elmira, David Southard of DeRyder, NY, Rodney Southard of Corning, Chuck Swartwood of Santa Barbara, CA; four sisters, Wilma Brom of Sacramento, CA, Linda Davis and Kathy Griffin, both of Elmira, and Barbie Schafer of Magnolia, CA. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (Tuesday, March 17) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lucinda O´Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions to the charity of the one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2009

SULLIVAN - MUSELLA, Mary Anne Sullivan
Of Valrica, FL - 57, died peacefully February 27, 2009 at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. She was born March 1, 1951 in Elmira, NY to Paul and Mary Margaret Sullivan and moved to the Brandon area in 1992. Mary Anne was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and St. Bonaventure University. She has been a teacher since 1974, spending the last 16 years at Nativity Catholic School. She was an avid reader, enjoyed the beach, and loved American History. She had been a devoted wife of 35 years, a loving mother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Laura; son, Paul; mother, Mary Margaret Sullivan, Elmira, NY; father-in-law, Larry; brothers, Mark Sullivan, Austin, TX and Matthew (Teresa) Sullivan, Syracuse, NY; sister, Barbara Sullivan, Walnut Creek, CA; 17 nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Sullivan; brother, Michael Sullivan; mother-in-law, Gerry; and brother-in-law, Anthony.   A Catholic Mass took place on Wednesday, March 4, at Nativity Catholic Church.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/11/2009

TUTINO - LEWIS, Linda G.
Age 52, died at her home on March 18, 2009 following a courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born on June 13, 1956 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Walter Graham, Jr. and Paula Tutino. She married Byron Lewis on April 21, 1979. Linda graduated from Addison Central School in 1974, SUNY Alfred in 1976 and Elmira College in 1986. She worked for Corning Incorporated for over 31 years as a computer programmer and project leader. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and dearly loved her children and family dog, Buddy. She will be sadly missed. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Byron E. Lewis; her sons, Jeremy (Lori Cornell) Lewis of Corning, and Adam Lewis of Painted Post, NY; her mother, Paula Tutino of Corning; special sister-in-law, Sharon Lewis-Little of Corning; sister, Sandra Graham of Millport; brother, Herb Graham of Beaver Dams; brother-in-law, Chuck (Theresa) Lewis of Addison; sisters-in-law, Mary Eddy of Ocala, FL, and Anne (Jack) Gill of Fisher, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased in death by her father, Walter Graham Jr. of Addison; brother-in-law, Richard C. Lewis of Painted Post; and sister-in-law, Beverly Bailey of Ocala, FL. It was Linda's request that there be no calling hours. A Memorial Service to celebrate Linda's life will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY at 11:00 a.m. with Meredith Tifft. Burial will be at the Addison Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Linda may do so through memorials to American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901; or the Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Rt. 54, Bath, NY 14810.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2009

VOGEL - Mary Alice Miller, age 73, of RR 2 Monroeton, died on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.  She was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Mildred, Pa., to the late John and Gladys Potter Vogel.  She was a graduate of Turnpike High School in 1954.  On Oct. 22, 1955, Mary Alice married Floyd Robert Miller in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2005.  In Mary Alice's early years, she worked at the pajama factory in Lopez and Silco's department store in Towanda. Most of her life, though, was spent caring for children in her home. Not only did she care for her own children and grandchildren, but also for more than one hundred other children. They all referred to her as "Grandma." A member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Towanda, she was selected as Trinity Lutheran's "Mother of the Year" in 2007.  One of her greatest joys was attending her grandchildren's school and sports activities. Always active, she enjoyed many different forms of exercise. She also loved to travel with friends and family.  Surviving are her four children: Keith R. and Mary Jane Miller, of Wysox, Pa., Terri and Butch Brion, of Monroeton, Pa., Randy and Valerie Miller, of Monroeton Pa., and Tammy and Jeff Lockhart, of Towanda, Pa.; sisters and brothers: Joan (Robert) Exley, Tom (Marie) Vogel, Richard Vogel, Thelma (Ron) Allis; half-brothers and sisters: Rudolph Dean Vogel, Doris Stratton; brother-in-law: Carl (Delores) Miller; sister-in-law: Shirley Vogel; 12 grandchildren: Chad Wilcox, Brittney (Kristopher) Runner, Brandy and Jake Brion, Jenelle (Dan) Lichtenwalner, Derek (Desiree) Miller, Brianna and Kyle Lockhart and Casey, Stephanie, Cody and Joel Miller; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers: Harold Vogel and Alvin Vogel.  Friends and family are invited to call from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, with Pastor Jira Albers officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  The family will provide a dinner at the St. Francis Hall immediately following the funeral service for all who wish to attend.  The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Mary Alice Miller.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 17 March 2009.

WADDINGTON - Mark C. Waddington, 58, of Lawton, PA died after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Born Dec. 10, 1950 in Neptune, NJ, he was the son of Jane [Core] Waddington and the late Harvey Waddington.  He was a respiratory therapist for 10 years and later an information specialist manager for New Jersey Office Supply for 15 years. For the past 20 years, he had owned and operated the Hayloft in Lawton.  Mark was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Gardner Warner Post #154, Montrose, and a social member of the VFW Post #5642, Montrose.  He enjoyed so many things about life and lived everyday doing the things he loved.  Besides his mother, survivors include his loving wife of 17 years, Mary Anne [Szczepanik] Waddington; sons, Robert Shave of New Jersey, Ryan Shave of Dunmore, Reed Shave, currently serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq and Mark Waddington, Jr. of Montrose; siblings, David, Sarah, John, Martha and Daniel; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anna and Benedict Szczepanik of Elizabeth, NJ, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  Funeral services were held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.  Friends called from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Waddington, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Peoples National Bank, 97 Grow Avenue, PO Box 335, Montrose, PA 18801.   RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.

WHITFORD -  GRAY, Carol Anne
Age 70, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 16, 2009 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Carol was born in Elmira, New York on April 11, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Thomas G. Whitford and the late Priscilla (Skelton) Whitford, Elmira, New York. Carol is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas G. Gray, Williamsport, PA; four children, Jennifer A. Roberts and husband, Steve, York, PA, Andrea M. LaManna and husband, Tony, York, PA, Thomas A. Gray and wife, Kathy Franz, Durham, NC, Stephen A. Gray and wife, Courtney, Durham, NC; and seven grandchildren whom she loved so much. Mrs. Gray was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Elmira, NY as a registered nurse. She retired from The Pennsylvania Department of Health on October 25, 1996 after 18 years as a community health nurse in Lycoming County. As with everything Carol accomplished in her life, she faced her illness with courage, strength and dignity. She was always putting others before herself, in her own beautiful way. Carol was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was unselfish in EVERY way. She loved making needlepoint keepsakes for her grandchildren and creating memorable photo collections for her family. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA. Visitation for friends and family will be held at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2009. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Duke University Oncology Department, Durham, NC 27705, in Carol's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/18/2009

WINNIE Edwin (Curly)
Edwin (Curly) Winnie went to sing with the choir in heaven on March 18, 2009. After "one hell of a ride" through life, at his request there will be no services. He wishes all his friends and family to remember him "like I've just walked out your door." The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2009

WINNIE, Edwin Vernon
74, died on March 18, 2009 after a long, debilitating illness. Edwin lived in the Elmira area almost all his life. He loved to sing and play his guitar all around the area. He was a lover of the great outdoors and thought there was no greater beauty than that of the West VA Mountains. He is survived by his ex-wife of many years, Mary Lou Kelly of FL; and his three daughters, Antoinette Marie Winnie (Toni) of GA, Mary Ellen Rinker (Nubby) of FL, Patricia Ann Marshall (Patty) of NY; grandchildren, Andrew and Edwin Jordan of FL, Cherish Jordan of GA, Christopher Rinker and Ryan Wandall of FL, James Martin, Joshua Marshall and Jerid Marshall of NY; great-grandchildren, Andrew Jordan Jr., Zack Smith and Nigel Schyler. Edwin was the eldest brother to the late William and John Baker of Maryland, and Carl Burns of NY. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Ruth Cooper of NY, Thomas Burns of FL, Elnor Bowman, Elvia Little, James Burns, William Burns, Eugene Burns, Rachell Berginski of NY, Doris Walden of Maryland and Mable Bowling of PA; and many nieces and nephews. No plans for service at this time.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/21/2009 - 3/24/2009

WRIGHT Nathan J.
Nathan J. Wright, 70, of Dundee NY died on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at The Robert Packer Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marie; mother; Bethaldo, brothers, Harold and his wife, Marie Wright, Thomas and his wife, Johnnie Wright, and Jack Wright; son, Hank; daughter, Kelly; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas, and Samantha. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Moose Club, life time member oh the Dundee VFW, the Dundee American Legion, and a member of the NYS Starcraft Camper Club (The Blue Birds).  All friends and family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at the Dundee VFW on March 28, 2009 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2009

WOOD - WHITE, Catherine "Kitty"
Age 64, of Stanton Street in Painted Post, NY died Monday, March 16, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Kitty was born in Corning on December 26, 1944, to Dallas and Margaret Wood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton "Buzzy" White in 2007. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Corning Moose, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, and the AM Vets Auxiliary of Brandon, FL. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Seeley Thompson of Lawrenceville, PA; four daughters, Margo Cunningham of Wellsboro, PA, Melissa (Rodney) Olevink of Dundee, Michelle (Jeffrey) Allen of Corning, and Kelly (Edward) Loysch of Elmira; a son, John (Virginia) Dodds of Clinton, MI; four sisters, Julia (Jerry) Farr of Lawrenceville, Betty (Gordon) Fisk of Wellsboro, Lillian Lewis of Elkland, PA, and Ginger (Jerry) Yokum of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Lauren, Hunter, Kaytlin, Jana, Jonathan, Christopher, Michael, Patrick, Olivia, and Vivian; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Calling hours will be Friday, March 20th from 5 until 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services officiated by Reverend William Lusk will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Haven of Tioga County, 6 Old Tioga St, Wellsboro, PA 16901-9513 (Women's Coalition)   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/18/2009



? DOWELL Marguerite E.
Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died March 19, 2009. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro. Family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/20/2009

? HACKETT   Word has been received in the area of the death of Alice E. Hackett, 90, widow of Felix Hackett of Audubon.  She died Jan 4, 1996, at the Montgomery Hospital, Norristown.  Mr. and Mrs. Hackett were former residents of Milan and later operated a store in Liberty Corners.  Mrs. Hackett was a graduate of Long Island University.  She was a registered nurse, public school nurse and a public health nurse with the neighborhood Nursing League in Wayne.  While residing in Bradford County she served as Canton School nurse for two years.  she also worked as a public nurse in Canton.  After her husband died in 1975, she retired from nursing to actively devote her time to Faith Church in Worcester and weekly Bible study groups held at the home.  Her daily inspirational chats with family and friends occupied her time from morning to night.  she was a good listener and inspired all those who sought her counsel.  Surviving are three sons, Philip A. Hackett of Pottstown and twins, Richard L. of Brentwood CA, and Don V. Hackett of Holly,NJ; and one daughter, Babara Frank of Santa Barbara, CA.  A memorial service for Mrs. Hackett will be held at the Faith Church of Worcester at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3,1996.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Church of Worcester, Worcester.  RHW 30 Jan., 1996 Towanda Daily Review.

? STAPLES, Patricia D.
76, died Thursday, March 12, at the Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, NJ. She was 76 years old. Born in Barton, NY, Mrs. Staples grew up in Erin, NY and resided in Deland, FL prior to moving to Newton over ten years ago. She attended the Sparta Evangelical Free Church in Sparta, NJ and formerly was employed at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deland, FL where she worked as a nurse's aide. Beloved mother of Dan Robbins and his wife, Janet of Newton, NJ; and dear grandmother of Jaime and Laura Robbins, both also of Newton, NJ. Services for Mrs. Staples are being conducted privately.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2009


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