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ABBEY Randy H.
48, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, January 7, 2010. Born October 10, 1961, in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Hugh J. and H. Virginia Lewis Abbey. On October 3, 1981, in Whitesville, NY, he married the former Patti K. Stanford, who survives. He was employed by Gas Field Specialists in Millport, PA and previously employed as a logger by Sherwood Enterprises, Inc. in Ulysses for 22 years. Surviving besides his wife, Patti, are three daughters, Nicole (Michael) Daniels, Heather (Brad) Empson, and Carrie Abbey, all of Ulysses; four grandchildren, Damon Empson, Kaylea Empson, Ty Daniels, and Owen Daniels; his mother, H. Virginia (Harold) Alexander of Wellsboro; a brother, James (Kim) Abbey of Tunnelton, WV; three sisters, Marilyn (Tom) Hunter of Knoxville, PA, Eva (David) Buckley of Ulysses, and Linda Eick of Osceola, PA; his stepmother, Violet Abbey of Knoxville, TN; stepsisters and stepbrothers; four aunts, Evelyn Allen and Mary (James) Potter, both of Westfield, PA, Norma Fox of Bath, NY, and Jessie Abbey of Lakeland, FL; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a grandson, Gage Michael Ervolino. Friends may call Monday, January 11, 2010, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 9 to January 10, 2010

AUSTIN Raymond J. "Jack"
Age 88, went to be with his Lord on January 19, 2010 as his loving family was by his side. Raymond was a long time resident of Elmira, NY and a retiree of Corning Glass. Raymond is survived by his wife, Ada of 48 loving years; and his children, Brenda Austin-Vonrapacki (Sheldon), Melvina Christian-Garris (Donald), Carl Christian (Dorothy) and Marie Christian-Stage. Raymond was also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Raymond was a member of  "In His Presence" Church in Southport, NY, where he was very active in their church services and functions. It was Raymond's wish that no services be held for him. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the "In His Presence" Church in Southport, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010

AYERS Paul E.
Age 61, of Lisle, died
on Friday, January 15, 2010. He was predeceased by his mother, Margie; sister, Margie; three brothers, Thomas, James and David. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol; four sons, Timothy Ayers, Paul (Melissa) Ayers, Samuel (Perdetia) Ayers, Charles (Abigael) Ayers; one step daughter, Juanita R. Smith; six grandchildren; his father, Miles E. Ayers; two brothers, William (Joan) Ayers, Daniel Ayers; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Paul was a Navy Veteran, worked for BDS NYS as a Locksmith, liked hunting, enjoyed working on cars, building things out of wood and bowling with his brother, Thomas with the Blind Association. Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 12 noon from the Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th St., Whitney Point, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lourdes Hospice Program.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 18, 2010

BAKER - JUDD  Dorothy E.
died on December 28th, 2009. Survivors include son, Frederick (Jaye) Dayton; daughters, Donna and Mary Ann Dayton; brother and sister-in-law, Ed (Pat) Baker; sister-in-law, Joyce Baker; several nieces and nephews and two grandsons. She was loved by many friends and family and will be greatly missed. At Dorothy's request, there will be no services.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 11 to January 12, 2010

BARBER Paul "Sonny" Jr.
Age 69, of Skyline Dr., Montour Falls, NY, died Friday, January 15, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010, at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Interment will be at Montour Cemetery in Montour Falls. Sonny was born in Montour Falls, NY on August 4, 1940, the son of the late Paul and Marie Barber, Sr. Paul was a self-employed farmer, and had driven trucks and school buses, and ran a produce stand. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a member of the Skyline Hunting Club, the Future Farmers of America, the Mechanics Club, enjoyed dancing, going to auctions, and loved taking trips in the spring to Florida. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Joseph James Barber. Sonny is survived by his wife, Linda Barber; his children, Michael Barber, James (Jessie Myers) Barber, David (Marcia Crout) Barber, Lee Ann Barber, Tammy (Al Summers) Barber, and Joseph (April Mace) Barber; grandchildren, Errick, Brennon, Mahalamae, Anna, Trace, and Jayden; sisters, Betty (Stan) Landon, Mary Jane (Mike) Harnas; brother, Ernie Barber; special uncle, James Barber; special aunt, Anna Sgrecci; cousins, Henry and Patty Sgrecci; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; his special friends, Bill Yaw, John Chassion, Gerry Purvis, Larry Rinker, Pat Bartholomew, and Ed Perry; and many close personal friends too numerous to mention.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 19, 2010

BEDELL - MEADE, Helen B.
87, of 10719 East Lake Road, Hammondsport, died Thursday, January 14, 2010, at her home. She was born September 5, 1922 in Hammondsport, the daughter of Clarence and Gladys Van Ness Bedell. Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Joseph F. Meade, Jr., whom she married February 20, 1943 in Hammondsport; daughter, Marcia Coon of Hammondsport; sons, Joseph F. "Bud" (Katherine) Meade III of Hammondsport, David (Bobbie) Meade of Cooper City, FL; grandchildren, Devon Coon Rohr (James), Lindsay Coon Zema (Jason), Joseph F. Meade IV (Kelley), Carrie Meade, Daniel Meade (Kendall), Jessica Meade and Madison Meade; great-grandchildren, Brynn ann Kelsey Meade, Jacob Zema, Ashleigh Meade and Alexandra Rohr. Helen was a 1939 graduate of Hammondsport High School, and attended business school in Elmira. She worked at the Bank of Hammondsport retiring in 1950 to raise a family. She was a lifelong member of the Hammondsport United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school there for many years. Helen volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Blank and also at the Curtiss Museum. She was an avid walker and gardener and loved to bake cookies for family and friends. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 21, at 2 p.m. at the Hammondsport United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul J. Rowley will officiate and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. After the service at the church, everyone is invited to the Pleasant Valley Wine Co. Visitors Center for a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Hammondsport United Methodist Church, 35 Lake St.; or the Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840; or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 17, 2010

BEIRNE - Dr. Daniel K. Beirne, 81, formerly of Towanda, died at his home at Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 surrounded by his loving wife, Lady Shirley Beirne; and their children, Catherine Beirne, Helen Housewright, her husband Clark, Frances Hunter, her husband Travis, and Dr. Daniel K. Beirne, II, his wife Kelly.  Dr. Beirne is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle Green, J. Michael Green, Katherine Housewright, and Ryan Beirne; his sister, Betty Barrett of Towanda; sister-in-law, Teresa Carola of Sayre; brothers, Dr. Michael Beirne of Anchorage, Alaska and Patrick Beirne of Towanda; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Col. John F. A. and Helen Beirne; and siblings, Lt. John F. Beirne, Jr., who was killed in World War II, Attorney Robert J. Beirne, O. Thomas Beirne, and Virginia M. Beirne.  Dr. Beirne was born in Towanda and graduated from Towanda High School in 1946. He graduated from the University of Scranton and received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 1958. He practiced medicine in Towanda from 1959 to 1964, and during his retirement made regular October trips to the family farm near Towanda.  In 1964, Dr. Beirne moved to New Jersey where he performed clinical research for pharmaceutical companies. In 1971, Dr. Beirne moved to Florida where he became the Director of Emergency Services at Holmes Regional Medical Center. In 1979 he opened a private family practice in Indian Harbour Beach. He was a board certified family practitioner, a chartered member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Nutrition and a member of the Brevard County Medical Society. On retirement he was an active consultant for the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and the Joint Committee of Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH).  Dr. Beirne was a Korean War combat veteran, and while in Towanda he was actively involved in the Beirne-Webster Post No. 1568, named in memory of his brother John. Also known as, USMC Captain Beirne, he was a strong supporter of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree) and the American Legion.  A well attended memorial service was held at the Holy Name of Jesus Church on Jan. 13, 2010 at Indiatlantic, Fla. Special speakers were Major General John Cleland (AUS, Ret.) and Dr, Beirne's brother, Patrick.  Jamuary 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN - Walter A. Brown, 84, of RR3, Troy, died Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an extended illness. Born July 21, 1907, at Fox Township, Sullivan County, he was the son of Charles and Jennie Heess Brown. He was employed by Schrader Bellows, Canton, retiring in 1972. After retirement he was employed by Bradford County as caretaker of Sunfish Pond for over five years. He was a member of the Shunk First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #429, Canton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Owanda Brown, on Jan. 15, 1972; his second wife, Eugenia Brown, on May 22, 1991; two sisters, Helen and Mable; four brothers, Carl, Delbert, Chester and Willard; and three grandchildren. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Pat Brown of Sonestown, and Gary and Judy Brown of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda and Charles Mosher of Canton; four sisters, Dorothy Bryan of Proctor, Lenora Snyder of Canton, twin sisters, Ada Groover of Canton and Ida Preston of Roaring Branch; one brother, Emory Brown of Troy; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Services were held at the funeral home following calling hours on Friday. The Rev. Alan Gardner, pastor of the Leroy First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made at Brown Cemetery, Shunk. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 15, 1992

BUFFINGTON Bernard P.
Age 80, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, January 9, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Bernard was born on October 10, 1929 in Towanda, PA, son of the late Charles and Blanche (Brennan) Buffington. Bernard served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He attended St. Agnes School in Towanda and retired from the Chemung County Sewer District. Bernard was an avid NASCAR fan and woodworker. He loved to attend craft shows, but most of all he will be remembered as a caring husband, father and grandfather. Bernard will forever be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carolyn (Hill) Buffington; daughters, Ellen, Pat (Jim) and Jody (Joe); son, Jay (Denise); grandchildren, Brooke, Savannah, Esteleen, Jill, Julie, John, and Mathew; sister, Helen Wright. A memorial service will be held for Bernard on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. in North Presbyterian Church at 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY. Arrangements are with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010

BUFFINGTON - Donald Paul Buffington II, age 58 of Mendon, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.  He was born in Towanda, Pa. on July 21, 1951, the son of the late Donald P. and Elizabeth L. (KERSHNER) Buffington and attended schools in Pennsylvania and California. He has resided in Michigan for the last 20 years. Donald was a truck driver and most recently worked for Hager Distribution in White Pigeon. He enjoyed music and played both the guitar and piano, and was part of a garage band in his younger days. He was a wood-burning artist, enjoyed drawing, and calligraphy. Donald was married to Susan HART on Sep. 13, 1997. They were later divorced.  Donald is survived by his ex-wife, Susan Buffington; a sister Lisa Ballard (Vern) of Portland, Ore; two brothers, Michael Buffington (Corey) of Grass Valley, Calif., and Charles Buffington (Barbara) of Corona, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2009 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, Mich., with Rev. Father James Vinh Le, pastor of Saint Edward Catholic Church, officiating. Cremation followed services. Memorials will be directed to the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. January 15, 2010, Towanda Daily Review

CALLAHAN Clyde E.
Retired Educator - Of 340 Hibbard Road, Big Flats, NY, died on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital following a respiratory infection. Clyde was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Muriel, on July 16, 2009. Clyde will be remembered as a gentle person who loved his wife and family. Clyde was born in Wellsboro, PA on August 30, 1930. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received his undergraduate degree from Mansfield State Teacher's College and his Master's degree from Penn State. He taught for many years at Corning West. Clyde enjoyed his retirement by traveling, gardening, helping with senior tax preparation, teaching 55-alive and working as a plumber's assistant. Clyde is survived by three sons and their families, Dr. Michael, wife, Debbie, children, Nicholas and Jessica of Shavertown, PA; Mark, wife, Carol, children, Martin and Amanda of Horseheads, NY; Curt, wife, Vicki, daughter, Melissa of Tarboro, NC; additionally, Clyde has a sister, Marlene, who lives in Ogden, OR with her husband, Richard. Clyde will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of his family. Interment will take place privately at the Bath National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or to a charity of one's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 19, 2010

CALLIHAN - ROOT, Kathryn R. (Callihan)
Age 57, of Millport, died after an extended illness. She was born in North Adams, MA, the daughter to E. Gene and Alberta (Griffin) Callihan. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, Jonan (Apryl Hendricks) Root of Newport News, VA, Caylen (Katelyn) Root of Parkersburg, WV, Arika (Frank Chalk Jr.) Root of Rochester, NY, Gavin Root of Millport, NY; granddaughters, Josalyn and Makenna Root; mother, Alberta Callihan of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Donald (Sally) Callihan of Cockeysville, MD, Howard (Cindy) Callihan of Vermont, Daniel (Carol) Callihan of Central Islip, NY, David Callihan of Tallahassee, FL. Kathy was a Registered Nurse and lactation consultant having worked at AOMC for 30 years. She loved to read fiction novels, Joe Montana, and spending time with her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the Church of Christ on Miller Street, Horseheads on Wed. at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Connors. Interment in Bath National Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette from January 10 to January 11, 2010

COLBORN Douglas S.
Age 81, of Elmira, with his loving family by his side, died at his home on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Doug was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 1928, the son of Douglas and Anna Zerbey Colborn. He is predeceased by his son Kevin Colborn, daughter Susan Colborn, brother Robert Colborn, and brother-in-law Edward Thelen. Doug is survived by his wife of 53 years Norma Tunnicliff Colborn; children, Rodney S. Colborn of San Diego, CA with children Corey and Glen; Carolyn A. Colborn of Rochester; Brian D. Colborn of Elmira with children Samantha and Brian; Susan's son Erik, who was raised by Doug and Norma; sister-in-law Eleanor Thelen of Fairport, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Doug was attending Southside High School when he left school to join the U.S. Army, serving his country during World War II. Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to Southside High School, graduating in 1947. He then attended Indiana Institute of Technology. As a Broadcast Engineer, Doug's career took him to Elmira Video, Teleprompter, WELM Radio, and then SCT-BOCES from where he retired. He was a member of the Elmira Masonic Lodge #95, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also Past Master of the Jesse L. Cooley Lodge #966. Doug was also a member of the following organizations….Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, where he was a Past Commander and Past Chemung County Commander, Past Chief of the Scottish American Society, Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 1; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, Elmira Grotto Club, Southern Tier Yacht Club, Elmira Kiwanis Club, and proud member of the Chemung County Military Honors Squad. Doug's other interests were geneology, railroads, and he was a ham radio operator – WB2OCO. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Elmira. First and foremost, Doug loved his family and the time he spent with them….he will be missed, but never forgotten. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, January 18, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., followed by military honors. Doug may be remembered through a donation to a charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010

COLEMAN - James H. "Jimmy" Coleman, 47, formerly of LeRaysville, Pa., and more recently of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa., died early Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Jimmy was born Dec. 12, 1962, the son of Frederick Arno and Loretta BRIGGS Coleman of LeRaysville. He attended the special education classes at Wysox Elementary School until his graduation in 1984. He lived with his parents in LeRaysville (Pike Township) until August 2009, when he moved to the Manor.  Jimmy was a special and unique young man, endearing himself to many he met. In earlier years when his health permitted, he enjoyed swimming, listening to his radio, playing on his lawn, catching fireflies, attending the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, eating out, going to basketball games, and playing with his Uncle Bill and Aunt Thelma. He liked cookies, popcorn and Pepsi. Jimmy accompanied his family wherever they went. Jimmy avidly collected index cards, a hobby he developed because his Aunt Thelma wrote him notes on them in earlier years.  His mother, Loretta, devotedly cared for him all his life, until he moved to the Manor due to medical problems in the family. Jimmy loved the Manor, where he made new friends and enjoyed the activities. Even during his recent serious illness, he did not complain about not feeling well — he simply asked to return to the Manor.
He will be missed by his family and friends, new and old.  Jimmy is survived by his parents, Frederick Coleman of LeRaysville, currently living at Meadowview Nursing Home in Montrose, Pa., and Loretta Coleman of LeRaysville; his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ken Sharer of Stevens Township; his aunts and uncles, Harriett and Cart Roof of Standing Stone, Betty Mallow, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., and now of Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton, and Florence and Steve Webb of Advance, N.C.; and his cousins, Gene and Pam Beers, Cynthia and Jeff Aeppli, Dan and Barbara Webb, Diane Webb, and Darlene and Steve Carey and their families.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Mary Coleman, Harry Briggs, and E. Mertelle and Harold BRISTER; an aunt and uncle, William and Thelma Coleman; an uncle, Golden Mallow; and an infant sister, Mary Coleman.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church in Neath, Pa., with the Rev. Paul Blasco, pastor, and the Rev. Bernard Graham officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery, Rush Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in James H. "Jimmy" Coleman's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.January 12, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

CONANT - VAN ETTEN, Virginia C.
Virginia (Jini) Conant Van Etten, age 88, of 12118 Silver Creek Dr., Houston, TX (most recently of Big Flats, NY) died January 17, 2010, in Houston, TX. She was born December 1, 1921, in Boston, MA, to Wm. E.R. and Editha Church Conant. She married Elwyn R. "Bim" Van Etten, January 10, 1945, in Stoneham, MA. Virginia is survived by her loving husband Bim; son Peter and wife Charleen (Charley) Van Etten of Houston, TX; sister-in-law Ms. Lois Van Etten, of Penn Valley, CA; nephew Stephen (Sabrina) Van Etten, Grass Valley, CA; niece Laura (David) Collins, Grass Valley, CA; cousins, Vance (Chris) Likins of Bradenton, FL and Mrs. Dotty Mullen of W. Bath, ME. Virginia was an expert Bridge player, loved to read and work crossword puzzles, and dearly loved animals. She was a graduate of Stoneham, MA, High School and Boston University. She was employed by Corning Glass Works and Chemung Canal Trust Company for short periods but was first and foremost a loving housewife and mother. She was predeceased by her son John Robert Van Etten and her parents. Her 7th Great Grandfather was Roger Conant, Founder of Salem, MA in 1623.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Internment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY. Remembrances in Virginia's name may be made to Meals on Wheels, Corning, NY; Chemung County SPCA; Houston Food Bank or any other charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010

CONKRIGHT John L.
Age 81, of Lowman, NY, formerly of Montour Falls, NY. John was born in Montour Falls, NY on April 24, 1928. He leaves his loving family here and joined his predeceased family in heaven. John was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Catherine (Aldrich) Conkright; his brothers, Francis (Bud) Conkright, Harold Conkright; sisters, Bertha Hulslander, Mildred Austin, Myrtle Jenkins, Ruth Greek and Edwina Davis. John is survived by his devoted loving wife of over 60 years, Helen (Ellison) Conkright; his dedicated, loving, always there for each other, daughter, Debra and Brent Andrews of Lowman, NY. John is the very proud grandfather of his grandson, Erik Franzese (Christie Soltis) of Endicott, NY; and his dear loving sister, Ellen Hulslander of Montour Falls, NY. John leases numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. John and Helen were married on September 16, 1949 in Watkins Glen, NY. John was employed by International (Akzo) Salt Co. in Watkins Glen and retired as a supervisor in 1988 with 42 years of service. John was a member of the Mechanics Club and the Montour Falls Moose Lodge. John was an avid bowler in many leagues. He loved fishing, hunting, playing cards, his motor home trips and most of all, every day he could be with his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Friday, January 15, 2010, from 3 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 14, 2010

COON C. Edward
Age 98, of Beaver Dams, died peacefully on January 18, 2010. Ed was born in Beaver Dams to Ethel Smith and George Coon and raised on the family farm. Ed was predeceased by two brothers, Liston and Justin Coon and a sister, Winifred Coon Elder. Ed is survived by his wife of 71 years, Florence Thurston Coon "Torncie." He is also survived by three children and their spouses, Gary Coon (Rahno) of NC, Linda Austin (Charles) of MA, and Amy Gee (James) of Beaver Dams. Ed, known as "Baump" by his grandchildren is survived by Pam Snyder, Jennifer Reinhardt, Lisa Coole, Amy Sheppard, Danielle Austin, Paul Ruocco, Holly Gee, and Anya Malnoske as well as 14 great-grandchildren. Ed graduated from Northside Blodgett High School in 1930, riding the train everyday from Beaver Dams to Corning. Later Ed went on to study at Geneseo Normal School earning his teaching certificate in 1938. Ed taught in the one room school house in Beaver Dams and later went on to serve as principal at Hammondsport High School where he also coached the baseball team. Ed returned to Beaver Dams in 1946 where he built houses on speculation. During this time he also drove school bus for his father-in-law, Frank Thurston, transporting local teens to high school in Corning. In 1959 Ed founded Coon Travel Trailer, bringing the excitement and newness of recreational vehicles to this region. In 1965 he and his wife and youngest daughter flew to California, took delivery of and drove back one of the first Class A motorhomes manufactured to sell at his business. Ed was a founding member of the Beaver Dams Fire Department, helping to construct the original firehouse. He was also a lifetime member of the Beaver Dams Methodist Church, where in his youth he was actively involved in church camps and activities. Over the course of 2 years beginning in 1938 Ed and his wife, Torncie, built a 2 bedroom log cabin for their young family which still stands today. The logs were felled by Ed and skidded to the home site by his wife. This log cabin home was featured in the magazine Better Homes and Gardens in 1948. Later the log cabin museum was furnished with turn of the century items and opened as a museum for all to enjoy. Ed and his wife spent many years camping with the Shanty Shifters and FMCA, once in their retirement years, driving their motorhome to Mexico. He and his wife were well known for their dancing at the outdoor concerts in Watkins Glen. Ed was involved in the Watkins Glen Senior Citizens Bowling League and was a 20 year participant in the Senior Olympic Games. Ed and his wife, for many years, hosted children through the Fresh Air Children's Organization, bringing children from NYC to the country for a few weeks in the summer. Ed could entertain others for hours with stories of his childhood and the years gone by in Beaver Dams. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beaver Dams Fire Department or the Schuyler ARC. Calling hours will be held Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, with a funeral service on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010

"Our Hero" CULLINGS Robert Ernest
Bob slipped away from us this past Sunday, January 10, 2010 after an extended illness. Bob is the bridegroom of Belle Goodfellow of Manlius, NY his life partner and closest friend of more than 50 years, who survives him. Bob was a 1959 mechanical engineering graduate of Clarkson College of Technology. Bob also earned an MBA from Syracuse University, and was a registered Professional Engineer. He held executive management positions in Ansonia, CT and Elmira, NY during his career. Bob had a youthful energy and appearance into his 70's. Over the years his passions were marathon running, weight lifting and swimming. He was an accomplished athlete, earning membership in the Glens Falls, NY Sports Hall of Fame as a soccer player. Bob especially enjoyed visiting the beaches of southern Maine with his family. Bob enjoyed the wonder of the nighttime sky, the birds and nature in general, (except for squirrels). His favorite times were outdoors in the fresh air, with the wind on his face, and a demanding physical task at hand, that sought to improve the look of things. He was a kind man; a strong yet gentle man; totally honest in character. Bob was the son of George Wallace and Ruth Hammond Cullings, born in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 3rd, 1938. Bob was predeceased by his parents, and his three older siblings, David, Ruth Lesslie Miller and Kathryn Purcell Simpson. He is adored by his 4 children, Amy (Pedro) Moreno of Warrenton, VA, Meg Cullings of York Beach, ME, Gregg (Sonja) Cullings of Medina, OH, and Betsy (Rusty) Hauptman of Horseheads, NY. As a parent he is remembered as an interested, loving, patient, advocate, and friend, who always cared. Bob has 8 loving grandchildren as well, whose activities he enjoyed. Peter, Jessica and Daniel Moreno, Madelynn, Brynn and Tarynn Cullings and Whitney, Karl Hauptman and his four legged side kick, Scraggles. The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the splendid, most compassionate care and loving attention to Bob at Elcor's Colonial Ridge West. Donations in memory of Bob can be sent to the Town & Country Fire Department, 130 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 or Southern Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. A memorial celebration of Bob's spectacular life is planned for his 72nd birthday April 3, 2010 at Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.   Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010

DUCKETT - Deborah Lynn Linsley, 56, of Bodine Street, Wellsboro, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Billy Jack Linsley whom she married March 4, 1971. Deborah was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Queen Creek, Ariz., the daughter of the late Bert and Pauline Combs Duckett. She was a homemaker.  Surviving are her husband, Billy Jack Linsley; son, Jedadiah Lane Linsley of Wellsboro; brothers, Dean Duckett of Fork Stockten, Texas, Randy Duckett of Oklahoma, Brad Duckett of Imperial, Texas; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 9 to January 19, 2010

EDGCOMB James A
Wellsboro Agitator - February 19, 1941
James A. Edgcomb, aged 77 years, died Feb. 7, at his home in Santa Monica, California.  He was born at Cowanesque, son of Ira and Sarah Price Edgcomb.  He was associated with his father in the J. M. Edgcomb & Sons Sash and Blind Factory in Knoxville, until about 1903, when he moved to California, where he had since resided.  His survivors include his widow; a daughter, Miss Ruby Edgcomb, of Oakland, Cal.; three sons, Arnie J. Edgcomb, of Los Angeles; Leon Edgcomb, of Valley Center, Ca., and Howard G. Edgcomb, of Pasadena, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Addie Edgett, of Montour Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren and the following nieces and nephews:  Mrs. Sarah Bates, of Montour Falls; Mrs. Ruth Wood, Mrs. Esther Smith, Ivan W. Edgcomb, Roy W. Edgcomb, of Knoxville, and Ervin Edgcomb, of Philadelphia.

ELLIS -  THRASHER Shirley Jane
Age 69 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 28, 1940 to the late Raymond Ellis Sr. and Dorothy Ellis Conklin (Glen). Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Ellis Jr. Shirley married her husband, Leon Thrasher, on June 7, 1958. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Scott Leff of Ridgebury, PA; grandchildren, Desiree (Ryan) Wilkinson of Lowman, NY, Katelynn (Jeffrey) Cobb of Ulster, PA and Taylor Leff of Ridgebury, PA; great-grandson, Jared Leff; brother, James Ellis Sr. of Big Flats, NY and Theressa (Bob) Caccia of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends who are like family, Steve and Carolyn Nichols of Pine City, NY and Gary (Jeannie) Caccia of Horseheads, NY. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Shirley Thrasher will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City with Pastor William Vallet officiating. Donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice and/or to Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church in memory of Shirley Thrasher. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Southport/Elmira, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 18, 2010

EVANS - Terry E. Evans, 56, of Waverly, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, after an extended illness. His passing came peacefully after many years of battling his prolonged illness. With a strong, loving family, his faith in the Lord and the support of many church affiliates, he kept his spirits high and his faith strong. He always said, “The Lord will never put on anyone’s plate more than they can handle.” Terry belonged to the First Baptist Church of Waverly.  Terry was born on Dec. 23, 1953, in Sayre, Pa., to Leon C. “Whitey” and Dorothy M. Evans. He graduated from Sayre High School in 1972. Terry truly enjoyed cooking great cuisines and this stemmed from his early years as a short ordered cook of different valley restaurants such as Shortie Nocchi’s Hoagie Stand in S. Waverly and the Donut King in Sayre, during his high school years. Afterwards, Terry was employed by Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., for many years and retired in 2006 after an accident left him disabled. Terry was also a member of the Montour Falls, N.Y., Moose Lodge 426. He was also known for his passion and love of animals.  Terry is survived by his wife, the former Mary M. SCHUYLER, of Waverly; his daughter, SPC. Sherri J. Evans of Fort Drum, N.Y.; his son, SSG. Todd M. Evans and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Drum, N.Y.; his father and stepmother Lettie Evans of Elmira, N.Y.; his sisters and brothers in laws, Nancy and Larry Riley of Athens,  Connie and Gerald Chandler of Milan, Pa., and Margaret and Thomas WILLSON of Orwell, Pa.; his brother and sister -in-law, Leon and Mary Evans of Big Flats, N.Y.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and Robert WARD, Jr. of Waverly; his mother in law, Mable Colvin of Athens and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy M. MURPHY Evans on Feb. 26, 1982, and his father in law, William (Bill) COLVIN on Oct. 30, 2007.  At Terry’s request, there will be no calling hours. One of his last wishes was for his family and friends to gather together and celebrate his life. This celebration will be held at the First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Those wishing to make a donation to the family may do so by contributing to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, NY 14892. Arrangements are being handled by the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  January 15, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

HARING Willis Frost
Age 73, of Watkins Glen, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 15, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenna Ergott; children, Willis, Matthew, and Lorie Haring, Raymond (Marcie) Ergott, and their children, Jim (Holly) and Bob (Lori) Ergott, Sara Kim Andrews (Mike Jayne) and her children, Erica and Josh Doolittle; also several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many special friends. Friends and relatives are invited on Tuesday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8 p.m.; burial at Montour Cemetery. Mr. Haring was retired from the Watkins Glen State Park. Willis loved auctions, the outdoors, feeding his turkeys and caring for his chickens. Memorials in his memory may be made to the American National Kidney Foundation or charity of one's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 17, 2010

HOAGLAND James Brewster
Of Penn Yan - Age 89, died Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Mr. Hoagland was born in Elmira on January 27, 1920 to the late Frank and Bertha Brewster Hoagland. He proudly served as a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following the war he met and married the former Jean Kelafant, also a WWII veteran. He was the owner and operator of Town & Country Realty in Elmira for many years where he managed several apartment complexes. Jim was the co-founder and past-president of the Elmira-Corning Chapter of NYS Board of Realty. An avid thoroughbred racing fan, he was one of the original stock holders in the Fingerlakes Race Track in Farmington and owned several race horses during his lifetime. Jim was also a member of the Elks and Moose Clubs in Penn Yan. He enjoyed his home on Keuka Lake. He was an avid card player, loved the horses and loved "the deal", all with apologies to no one. Jim will be remembered as a dedicated care giver for his wife, Jean, and a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Jean; two children, James E. (Robin) Hoagland of Rochester and Justine Miller of Hammondsport; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Eleanor Emmick of Penn Yan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Floyd. Friends are invited to call at the Weldon Funeral Home, 102 East Main St., Penn Yan, Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The B.P.O. Elks will conduct their services at 3:30 followed by the presentation of Military Honors by the American Legion. Memorial services will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor John Bush officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Just Say No!" Program, c/o the Penn Yan Elks Lodge, 133 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 12, 2010

HOWLAND - Mrs. Louisa Howland Taylor, aged 75, died suddenly Aug. 4, at her home on Osceola. She was born on the Jemison, June 8, 1855. She is survived by her husband, B. F. Taylor, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Witter, of Westfield. [Wellsboro Agitator 13 AUG 1930]

JENKINS - GRANTIER, Jeannie R.
Of Lowman, NY - Was born October 4, 1946 in Troy, PA the daughter of the late Philip and Florence (Johnson) Jenkins, died peacefully at her home on Thursday January 14, 2010, at the age of 63. She is survived by her loving husband Douglas, her sons; Todd (Judy) Grantier, Jay Grantier; Grandsons Brandon and Dillon Grantier, and numerous other loving family members. She was a former employee of Mills Pride, Waverly, NY. Memorial Services celebrating Jeannie's life will be announced at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010

JOHNSON - DEMING, Peggy L. (Johnson)
Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died January 11, 2010 after an extended illness surrounded by family in the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital after care at Bethany Courtyards Alzheimer's unit. She was born March 8, 1929 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Walter Scott and Pauline (Pearl) Johnson. A graduate of Nichols High School, Nichols, NY, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira for 56 years, serving on the Elizabeth Guild and Board of Christian Education. Peg loved her family, music, crafts, antiques, swimming, boating, bird watching, and anything that made her laugh. She enjoyed annual family vacations in the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River near Clayton, NY. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was predeceased in 1999 by her loving husband of 51 years, Rexford Shirley Deming. She is survived by her adoring family: daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Frank Pirkheim of Carlisle, PA; granddaughter, Ellen (Pirkheim) and husband, Blake Jankewicz of Worcester, MA; grandson, Stephen Pirkheim of Carlisle, PA; granddaughter, Katelin Pirkheim and fiancé, Rocky Brent of Carlisle, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Susan Deming of Elmira; granddaughter, Lindsay Deming, companion Michael Fenton; and great-granddaughter, Juliet Poole, all of Elmira; grandson, Brian Deming and companion, Mallory Chapman, both of Elmira; grandson, Christopher Deming of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Debbie Deming of Elmira; granddaughter, Jaime Deming and companion, Brandon Levanduski, both of Elmira; granddaughter, Jennifer Deming of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter, Ashley Deming of Elmira; son, Michael Deming and companion JoAnne Stowell, both of Elmira; granddaughter, Grace Deming of Bentley Creek, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie Deming and Lee Walton; grandsons, Wade and Cole Walton, all of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Mary (Eleanor) Johnson of Vestal, NY; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandson, Logan Matthew Pirkheim. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours to be held at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY on Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services and a celebration of Peggy's life will be held on Thursday, January 14th at 10 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Betsy R. Crimmins officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. The family will also receive friends at a gathering and time of sharing pictures and refreshments on Thursday, January 14th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 West Clinton St., Elmira. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 West Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14905; or the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620, in loving memory of Peggy L. (Johnson) Deming.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 12, 2010

KING - Kyle G. King, 29, of Mount Pisgah, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at his home. He was the loving husband of Victoria (SOTO) King, and the couple married on March 3, 2007.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at the East Troy Baptist Church, on Route 6 in East Troy, Pa. The memorial to honor Kyle's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 at the church with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Kyle was born on April 1, 1981 in Georgetown, N.Y., son of Bruce M. and Bonnie G. (SAILOR) King of Deer Lodge, Tenn., and formerly of Mt. Pisgah, Pa. He worked at the family farm, King's Dairy, along with his brother Bruce. He greatly enjoyed hunting.  Kyle is survived by his wife Victoria; his parents Bruce and Bonnie; his children Matthew K. King and Iris Galvan; his brother Bruce M. (Alice McDonald) King of Mt. Pisgah; his sisters: Cheryl King of Ridgebury, Pa. and Melissa King of Valdese, N.C.; his grandmother Doris King of Sharon Springs, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  Kyle was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Lester King and maternal grandparents: Patricia and Gayle Sailor.  11 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

LAMBERT Rev. Herbert H.
of Elmira, NY, went to sleep in the arms of our Lord on January 18, 2010. Rev. Lambert was a graduate of Bethany College, WV. AB Magna Cum Laude, 1950, Union Theological Seminary, NY, M. Div. 1953. He was ordained to the Ministry by Bethany Christian Church in 1950. From 1959 to 1971 he served churches in California, PA, WV and Rantoul Air Force, IL. From 1971 to 1989 he was Vice President, and Chief Editor of Christian Board of Publication, St. Louis, MO. From 1990 to 2000 he served 13 interims from Tupelo, MS to Oak Park, IL. He is the author of "Getting Inside The Bible" and more than thirty study courses for use in Protestant Churches. He served on the Uniform Series for seventeen years and chaired the Cycle Committee from 1992 to 1998. He served on the committee on publication and distribution for the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Rev. Lambert was a member of EOC Council and other war on poverty programs. He founded and chaired the Rantoul Human Relations Council. He was very active in the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Lambert was a Greek & Hebrew Scholar who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls and was also a member of Mensa International. He was preceded in death by his four sisters, three brothers and his first wife, Rev. Esther Esaias in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Constance; two sons, Tim and Geoff Lambert; and one step daughter, Cynthia Burke of New Mexico; one granddaughter; one sister, Iva Winters of VA; and multiple nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his beloved cat, BeBe. A Celebration of Rev. Lambert's Life and Memorial Service will be held at the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, Main St., Big Flats, NY on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Price. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814 in Rev. Lambert's memory. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010

MILLER Thomas E.
Age 81, of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday January 7, 2010. Tom was born on November 1, 1928 in Taylorstown, PA the son of the late William Garrett and Thelma Pearl Grimes Miller. Mr. Miller was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army. Tom married his wife Mary M. Gleason Miller on December 28, 1964 and they recently celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary. He was a carpenter for Knispel Construction in Horseheads, NY and more recently worked in maintenance at Southern Tier News in Elmira Heights, NY. Tom was an avid NASCAR fan. He was predeceased by his parents; his grandson, Michael Ryan Miller on November 19, 2008; and his brothers and sisters, William Miller, John L. Miller, Dorothy Miller, Gertrude Griffin, Anna Martha Spencer. Mr. Miller is survived by his loving wife Mary M. Gleason Miller; his children, Kathy and Roy Harper, Anthony and Karen Miller, Deborah and Richard Game, Sandy and Jason Zaperach, Sally and Rob Martyniak, Patricia and James Weaver, Penny Miller, and Pearl Miller; 14 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren including grandson Evan Thomas Miller and great grandson Anthony Ryan Miller who Tom helped raise; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia J. and Willis Shriver; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Raymond and Joann Gleason and Ina Breese; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday January 16, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Miller's Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Wells officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Miller following his services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Mr. Miller through memorials to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.
Published in Star-Gazette from January 9 to January 10, 2010

MORGENSTERN Pastor Karl A.
66, of Toad Hollow Rd, Little Valley, NY died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY. He was born July 15, 1943 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Sayre Morgenstern and Jessie (Groner) Morgenstern who survives and resides in Little Valley, NY. Mr. Morgenstern attended Mansfield University and graduated from Lancaster Bible College in PA and had held many other jobs before becoming an evangelist and missionary starting many churches in the Eastern United States including the Valley View Baptist Church in Little Valley where he was Pastor. He also was very active with Christian Camps. He was an avid hunter and loved roses, horses and training rabbit dogs. On June 12, 1965 he married the former Lucille Waltman who survives. Besides his wife of 44 years and his mother, he is survived by two sons, Mark (Megan) Morgenstern of Little Valley, NY and Jonathan Morgenstern of Roanoke, WV and a grandson, Jack Morgenstern and he also helped raise five foster children and two brothers, Dale (Shirley) Morgenstern of Easton, PA and Jay Morgenstern of Little Valley and a sister, Suzanne (Joe Don) Massey of Broken Arrow, OK and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry Morgenstern. Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the Valley View Baptist Church in Little Valley with Dr. Joseph Pagano, officiating. Memorials may he made to the Valley View Baptist Church.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010Continue to obituary

MORROW - WEST, Margaret H.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born January 13, 1944 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Michael and Lola (Reed) Morrow, died on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 66. Her beloved son, James "Jimmy" Messinger preceded her in death March 7, 2009. She is survived by her loving children, Todd Messinger of Elmira, NY; David (Jessica) West of Athens, PA; Rick West of Waverly, NY; adored grandchildren, Kerri Messinger (Jesse Connor); Angelica and Veronica West; Richard West Jr. and Alex West; much loved great granddaughter, Madison Connor; brother, David Morrow of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Amanda Messinger of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Margaret adored her grandkids and loved her crafts. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. All services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  MOM:  Todd, David and Rick will always love, honor and remember you and keep you in our hearts!   Published in Star-Gazette on January 21, 2010

O'CONNELL - Helen Marie Corless, 71, of LeRaysville, Pa., died, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at Deborah Heart and Lung Centre, Browns Mills, N.J.   Born Dec. 15, 1938 in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Genevieve [BRAUN] O'Connell and Robert O'Connell. Her husband Harry Corless predeceased her on March 13, 2007.  She retired after 22 years of service with the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.  She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed shopping.   Survivors include her loving daughters and son-in-law, Christine and Kenneth R. Schomp of Brackney, Pa., Debbie LaBellarte of Hopatcong, N.J.; grandchildren, Danielle, Robert and Christopher; sisters, Genevieve Villani of Yonkers, N.Y., Irene Brignolo, of Yonkers, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her siblings, Robert, Gladys and Dorothy.  Please go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions or more information.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Heart and Lung Centre, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 in memory of Helen Marie Corless.  Jamuary 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

OGLESBY Infant
Infant son of Melvin and Melissa (Hildebrand) Oglesby died Saturday, January 9, 2010, due to complications. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, January 13th, from 6 to 7 p.m.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010

PADGETT - Alberta J. Padgett Belknap, 71, of Mansfield, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born on Nov. 18, 1938, in Blossburg, Alberta was the daughter of Edward and Blanche Padgett. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Edward Belknap, Jr. on March 17, 2004, one great-granddaughter, Alexis Jade Ryan and a special friend, Bryon Stauffer.  Prior to her retirement, Alberta was employed as a waitress with the American Truck Stop. She had previously been employed by the Bikini Motel and the Dutch Pantry.  Alberta is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gene Belknap of Blossburg, Charles and Jeanna Belknap of Elmira, NY; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Marble of Chesapeake, Va., Shirley and Randy Hilfiger of Covington; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Donna Padgett of Tioga, Dick and Sylvia Padgett of Lawrenceville, Ed and Debbie Padgett of Tioga; two sisters, Edna Friends of Millerton and Ruth Stone of Tioga.  At Alberta's request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Alberta's name to the PA SPCA, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 12 to January 19, 2010

PAPP - LINDEMANN, Irene
Irene Lindemann, age 97, of Kingston, PA died on Monday, January 11, 2009 of natural causes. Irene was born in Kingston, PA on May 9, 1912, the daughter of the late Alex and Laura Papp. She graduated from Kingston High School in 1930 and married Hans Lindemann in 1934. Irene was active throughout her life with civic and community organizations, often serving as an officer of multiple organizations concurrently. She also served as an alderman for one term in Kingston, PA. She will be remembered best for her high spirits and her sense of humor. She is survived by her grandsons, Jeffrey Bigler of Boston, MA; Michael Weisman of Dayton, OH; Harris Weisman, of Arizona; her granddaughters, Pamela Hendrickson of San Diego, CA; and Susan Weisman of Dayton, OH; and twelve great-grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Hans, and her two daughters, Eleanore Weisman and Carole Lindemann Bigler. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Saturday, February 20th, at 2:00 p.m., with the Reverend David Ashby officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning.
Published in Star-Gazette on January 20, 2010

PETERMAN - Jessie Louise Tilley, 77, formerly of the Hughesville area, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She had been a guest at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, for the past 4 ½ years.   Jessie was born in Divide, Columbia County, the daughter of the late Harold J. and Edith G. (KILGUS) Peterman. She attended Muncy and Montoursville schools and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1951. She worked at the Scranton-Spring Brook Gas Co. in Williamsport and in the cafeteria in the East Lycoming School District. She was also employed at the former Carey-McFall, Montoursville, Woolworth Department Store in the Lycoming Mall, and did housecleaning and personal care for the elderly.   Jessie was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, where she previously taught adult Sunday school. A former Girl Scout leader and first and second grade Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, she was also a lifetime member of the Nelson Armes American Legion, Post No. 601 Ladies Auxiliary, Sonestown, and a past member of the Hughesville Fire Co. Auxiliary.  Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Kathryn and William Prichard, Sugar Run; daughter and fiancé, Janet Tilley and Donnie Miller, Hughesville; two grandchildren, Sterling Kepner, Muncy, and Katie Prichard, Sugar Run. She is also survived by her extended family, her loving caretakers at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home.  There will be no visitation. Burial and a memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, PO Box 186, Wyalusing, Pa., in Jessie's memory for the residents' activity fund.  Jamuary 19, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

PFUNTNER - Lawrence V. “Larry” Pfuntner, 77, of Wellsville, died Thursday (Dec. 17, 2009) in his home.  Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Wellsville, he was the son of Walter and V. Mae Smith Pfuntner. On July 14, 1976, in Wellsville, he married the former Emily “Jeanie” Cary, who survives.  A Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Navy from 1952-1972. He was a self-employed electrician. An avid square dancer, he was a member of the Grand Squares in Wellsville, the Dalton Gang square dance group and the former Friendship Swingers in Cuba.  Surviving, besides his wife, Jeanie, are two sons, Stephen (Debra) Haskins of Goose Creek, S.C., and Scott (Sally) Haskins of Woodbridge, Va.; two daughters, Kathy Ann Castillo of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Cherie (George) Aimar of Charleston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and William; a sister, Helene Rulin; and a son-in-law, David Castillo. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital, Paul Yu Heart Center, Attn: Defibrillators, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14642 or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc., P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, N.Y. 14895.   Evening Tribune - Hornell, N.Y.

QUICK James L.
Ulysses, Pa. -   James L. Quick, 63, of Ulysses, formerly of Mills, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Survivors include a brother, Frederick Quick of Gaines. Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Corning Leader - January 11, 2010

RANDALL - BLACK, Nellie Randall
Age 94, a lifelong resident of Big Flats, NY, died on Thurs., January 14th. The daughter of William and Emma Randall, Nellie was born on May 15, 1915. Nellie graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1932 and received a teaching certificate in 1933. She was a school teacher at Quackenbush School from 1948 - 1955. After graduating from Cortland University in 1959, she taught at Corning's Thurston and Severn Elementary schools. Nellie's favorite times were when she was surrounded by her family. She was very interested in world affairs, loved to garden and watch the birds. Nellie always remarked how lucky she was to have had three wonderful husbands, Daniel Weaver who predeceased her in 1962, Ernest Dickinson who predeceased her in 1988 and Ernest Black who predeceased her in 2008. Nellie was predeceased by her only sister, Edith Irene Zimdahl in 2006. She is survived by her only son, Robert (Madeline) Weaver of Big Flats; grandchildren, Daniel (Donna Radford) Weaver, M. Kelly (Matthew) Smith, Holly (Brian) Ward; great-grandchildren, Christopher (Danielle Edwards) Weaver, Nathaniel and Zackery Ward, Robert (Jill) Reynolds, Keri and Taylor Smith. She is also survived by especially close nieces and nephews, Patricia Donegan, Margo Zimdahl, Frank Zimdahl Jr.; her stepson, Richard Dickinson; and stepdaughter, Diane Black. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Her service will follow at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher R. Linsler officiating. Those wishing may remember Nellie with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010

RODRIGUEZ - Jorge A. Rodriguez, Sr., 65, of Covington, died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, with the Rev. John J. Chmil officiating. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 19 to January 26, 2010

ROGERS - Matthew Rogers was born in the town of Deerfield, Tioga county, PA, on the 22d of February [Washington's birthday], 1810, and died in the town of Troupsburg, Steuben county, NY, February 19th, 1884. When Matthew was but two years of age, his father moved from Deerfield, PA, to Troupsburg, NY, and settled on the farm now owned by Daniel Rogers -a nephew of the deceased. Hence the deceased was a resident of this town for seventy-two years - almost three quarters of a century. Mr. Rogers was a natural mechanic. He never learned any trade but just took up tools and used them. When nineteen years of age he built the second saw mill ever put up in the town of Troupsburg. He was architect and boss carpenter in the building of the Troupsburg academy and during his life built several grist mills as well as a good many saw mills. On the 6th of September 1829, he was united in marriage to Miss Ann Schoonover, with whom he shared the ups and downs of life until the 15th of April, 1872, when she was called hence to be here no more. They had a family of five children, three girls and two boys. The eldest, Sarah, died June 28, 1856. The other four are still living. Mr. Rogers was postmaster seven years and town clerk twenty-two years. He was a steady and industrious man, a good citizen, a kind and obliging neighbor, and a fond and loving father. His funeral services were conducted at the house by the Rev. S.A. Brown, pastor of the M.E. church, and were largely attended. - Elmira Weekly Advertiser, March 14, 1884

RUNDLE - DOOLITTLE, Kathryn R.
Age 91, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Kathryn was born in Odessa, NY on May 11, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Harriett Rundle. Kathryn retired as the Commissioner of Social Services of Schuyler County. Throughout her lifetime, she served on several committees, boards, groups and civic organizations related to her profession and her family. Although recognized for her many volunteer efforts, she was especially proud of these three awards: Zonta Women of Achievement in 1993; Office of the Aging Volunteer of the Year in 2001; and New York Women of Distinction by Senator John R. Kuhl, Jr. in 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, John M. Doolittle in 1995. She is survived by children, Karen Bartone of Watkins Glen, John B. Doolittle (Barb Donnell) of St. Joseph, MO, Peggy (Jim) Scott of Burdett, Cheri Doolittle of Albany; and friend, David Bartone; grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Confer of Crofton, MD, Tony (Sue) Bartone of Corning, Nick Bartone of Harrisburg, PA, and Kyle, Colleen and Collin Scott of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren, Chad and Tate Confer; also Jordan, and Nicky and Cal Bartone. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, January 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8:00 p.m.; burial at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you may consider a memorial donation in Kathryn's name to the Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry, c/o "Catholic Charities of Schuyler County Food Pantry", 112 Tenth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

SKROCKI - MOWREY Karen Marie
Karen Marie Mowrey was a remarkable woman whose rich life was filled with smiles and laughter, family and friends. Karen was often admired as a pillar of strength, fount of wisdom, and for her selfless heart. She loved being with her daughter, they could often be found shopping or going out to dinner and a movie, and always talking and enjoying each other's company. Karen also took joy in spending time with her local family and friends from church or work, or volunteering to help enrich the lives of others. It was important for Karen to keep in touch with her long distance family, so she would call her parents and siblings every week. At the age of 50, Karen died on Thursday, January 7, 2010. Born October 27, 1959, in Bath, New York, Karen came to call Tallahassee home in 1987. Karen was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church, where she served to help plan events for the Active Catholic Tallahassee Singles (ACTS) group and with the local Ovarian Cancer awareness organization as long as her health would allow her. She worked for eight years at the Department of Education. Karen is survived by her only daughter, Sara Walker, son-in-law, Ryan, and first grandson, Jeffrey Scott, Panama City, FL; loving parents, Casimir Skrocki and Josephine LeClair Skrocki, Bath, NY; sister, Beverly Skrocki, Binghamton, NY; brother, David Skrocki, and his family, Cindy and Ryan, Oviedo, FL; sister, Mary Shugars, and husband, Harry, Bath, NY; brother, Michael Skrocki, Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia and Susan Skrocki. Karen's life was celebrated with a Funeral Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Afterwards she was laid to rest at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Visitation took place Sunday, January 10, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., beginning with a Rosary at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 12, 2010

SMITH - Mr. Gerald Leroy Smith, 67, of Saint Cloud, Fla., died, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly F. (GOBLE) Smith.  Gerald was born in Elmira, N.Y. on May 22, 1942, the son of the late Gerald and Mildred (ELLIOTT) Smith.  Gerald is also survived by: four children; five step-children; a sister, Patricia Raymond of East Smithfield, Pa.; a brother, Rodney Smith of Inverness, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.  There will be no funeral home visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2000 13th Street, St. Cloud, Fla., (407) 957-2511January 13, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

Harley E. Spencer OSCEOLA, PA | Harley E. Spencer, age 74, of Rt. 1, Osceola, PA, died June 29, 2002 at his home.He was born November 7, 1927 in Endicott, NY, the son of Perry and Ella Enderle Spencer. He was an automobile mechanic, a member of the NRA and the Elkland Moose. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War 2.He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Shirley Spencer, Universal City, TX, Joseph and Nancy Spencer, Brandon, FL, Dale and Bonnie Spencer, Owego, NY; daughter, Diane Spencer, Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Wendy, Jason, Vaughn, Sam, Valerie, Harley, Thomas, Bryan, Brandon, Stacey and Tracey; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Verna Knickerbocker, Elkland, PA, Mrs. Earl (Alda) Cruttenden,
 Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; good friends, Gerald and Lois Marlatt, Knoxville, PA; special friend, Rodney Heysham, Nelson, PA. He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth, brother Lawrence and sister Shirley Outman.Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday 7-9 pm and Wednesday 12:00-2:00 pm, where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Jim Phillips officiating.

TENNANT - Phillip Tennant, 46, of Apalachin, N.Y., died unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.  He was born in Endicott, N.Y. on April 16, 1963, the son of Robert and Phyllis I. Tennant. He was predeceased by his mother.  Phillip is survived by his wife, Karol Tennant; his two sons, Hunter and Jacob; his father Robert Tennant; his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Joy VOSBURG, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and their families; and his entire in-law family on Karol's side.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the South Apalachin Baptist Church, 4116 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY 13732, with Pastor Michael Jayne officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Tioga Cemetery, Owego, N.Y. Family and friends are invited to visit from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the South Apalachin Baptist Church.  11 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WEST - LOGAN, Dora E. (West)
She was born on Nov. 27, 1940, in Blossburg, a daughter of the late Claude West and Dorothy Jelliff Priset. Dora was married on Jan. 4, 1959, to Charlie C. Logan.  She attended the Wellsboro Church of Christ, was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Wellsboro Moose Lodge and a life member of the Arnot Sportsmen's Club. She enjoyed cooking, canning and camping.  Mrs. Logan is survived by her mother, Dorothy; husband, Charlie; son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Jill Logan of Wellsboro, ; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and William Kent of Mansfield, Sue and Gerald Knapp of Wellsboro, Penny and Todd Fassett of Rush, Okla., Patty and Kent Chilson of Wellsboro; sister: Joan Jones of Carlisle; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Friends may call on Monday, Jan. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 17 to January 26, 2010


? Hazel Beatty, age 95, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Outlook Manor, Westerville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, C. Ross Beatty.  She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed being with her friends. Prior to moving to Florida, the Beattys resided in Towanda, Pa., where Ross owned the Ford dealership. Before moving to Towanda, Ross was General Manager of the Ford dealership in Jamestown, N.Y. for 25 years.  She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Susan) Beatty and Robert (Ann) Beatty; grandchildren, Laura, Elizabeth, Matt and Dina; great-grandchildren, Erik, Kevin, Nicole and Tarik.  Hazel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.  A memorial service will be held in Bellefonte, Pa., with interment to follow at Union Cemetery.  January 12, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

? FRANKLIN,Bernice E.
Age 83 formerly of Cayuta, NY died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at ELCOR Health Services. Her husband, Burton L. Franklin in 1998, predeceased Mrs. Franklin. She is survived by her children, Roger Franklin, Dale (Bonnie) Franklin and Lou Franklin. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive her. Mrs. Franklin worked for Thatcher Glass Co. and Larison Poultry farm and was also a homemaker. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 2-3 PM. Her funeral and committal service will be held there following at 3 PM. The Rev. Jeanne Bleiler will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Schuyler County Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY or to a charity of one's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 17, 2010

? SEARFOSS, Chloris Anne
Loving Wife - Of Terry Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, died very unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at her home at the age of 67. Her loving and devoted husband, Roger Searfoss, survives her. At her request, all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 21, 2010

? WETMORE Nellie
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, January 10, 2010. She is survived by her friend of 14 years, Barbara Rogers of Elmira; caseworker and friend, Patricia Krusen of Elmira. Nellie was formerly employed at Eclipse in Elmira Heights. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, January 15th, at 1 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Deacon George Welch will officiate.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 14, 2010

? Dorothy P. Winter, 93, entered in eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Port Charlotte, Fla.  Dorothy was a former resident of Wellsboro, the home of "Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon" and before retiring to Punta Gorda, Fla., Dorothy worked in the family business, Winter's Shoe Store, with her late husband, John L. Winter. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, was very active in the community, enjoyed fabricating her own clothing as her hobby and was an active member of the Eastern Star. Dorothy is survived by her beloved sons, John "David" Winter, James T. Winter; and her beautiful grandsons, Adam Winter and Jack Winter.  Visitation services will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and funeral services will be conducted on Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. precisely. Interment will immediately follow at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are being handled by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home Memorial Gardens, 9400 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda, Fla. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 9 to January 19, 2010
 

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