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Elmira Star–Gazette – Nov 30, 1939
Rebekah Lodge District Deputy and Staff

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Mrs. Sue Mallory, district deputy president of Tioga Disctict One of the Rebekah Lodge and her staff of Smithboro, are pictured here. Seated, from Left, Mesdames Nancy Davis, Mallory and Nellie Hoxie. Back Row, Mesdames Olive Taylor, Dora Wilson, Ella Lowe, Gertrude Lowe, Grace Seely and Sarah Vincent.



ALLEN Philip D.
61 Year Wellsburg Resident
Age 80, of 252 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Friday, October 19, 2007, at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ellie Haber officiating. Phil was born September 1, 1927 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Eleanor Lampman. He was retired from the Chemung County Highway Department where he worked as an equipment operator. He also was a past Village Trustee and the caretaker of Ashland Cemetery from 1982 to 1997. Phil was a life member of the Wellsburg Fire Department, where he served as Past Chief and Member of the Board of Fire Commissioners. His survivors include his wife, Laura M. Allen of Wellsburg, NY; his daughter, Cindy Phillips of Pine City, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Cynthia Allen of Hallstead, PA; a sister, Niva Fiske of Sayre, PA; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

ALLEN Philip D.
61 Year Wellsburg Resident  - Age 80, of 252 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Friday, October 19, 2007, at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ellie Haber officiating.

BLISS Arnold
Age 74, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2007.

BLISS Arnold James
Age 74, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Elaine (Kinner) Bliss. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, November 18, 2007, at 2 p.m. at The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with President Michael Reid officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist with expenses may be made to the funeral home.

BOEHLECKE Robert A.
Age 96, formerly of Gardner Road, Horseheads, died Oct. 19, 2007 in St. Louis, MO. Robert was predeceased by his first wife, Marguerite in 1964, and more recently his second wife of 41 years, Olive, earlier in Feb. of 2007. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. His service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Further family and funeral information is incomplete and will be announced upon completion.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/23/2007.

BOLES Tyrese J., "TJ"
Two month old son of Tyrone and Teressa (Penird) Boles. He was born September 8, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and died Friday, November 16, 2007 unexpectedly. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Tyrell, Brieanna, Tyrone Jr. and Tamya Boles; paternal grandparents, Lynette (Britt) and Joseph Boles; paternal great-grandparents, Russell and Christine Ruth, all of Elmira; maternal aunt, Georgia of Auburn, NY; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2007.

JOHNSON Ida P.
Age 75, of Elmira, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ida was born August 24, 1932, a daughter of the late Ray and Anna Brown. She is also predeceased by her husband, John S. Johnson. Ida is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Edith P. and Gerald Higgins, Mary Anne and Donnie Fleming, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin) Clark, Heather Higgins, Tracy (Michael, Jr.) Palombizio, John Fleming, Rebecca Higgins (with Raymond Pfeil), Debbie (Joseph) Storch, Stewart Pfeil, Codie Fleming, Dustin, Christin and Lisa Higgins, Mackenzie, Brandi, and Lily Fleming, Marquise Meeker, Ava, Sophia, Logan, Kolby and Isaiah Fleming, Scott Whitecotton and John Malone; eleven great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Virginia Brown of Elmira; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Paul Norton of Dushore, PA, Flora Burdick of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Ida retired from Anchor Glass in 1990 with 30 years of service. She enjoyed going out "hunting" for treasurers with her metal detector, playing cards and doing her word search books. A loving mother and grandmother, Ida enjoyed her time spent with her family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Ida's family would like to give special thanks to the AOMC ER Staff for the love and support given to her family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2007.

BROWN John E. "Jack"
Age 73, of Elmira, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born January 9, 1934, in Troy, PA, a son of the late Joseph and Julia Ward Brown. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Bruhl Brown; devoted children, with their families, Teresa A. and Don Terwilliger of Elmira, with children, Jolene, Mark and Amy; Leslie E. and Janet Brown of Elmira, with children, Travis, Autumn, Katie and Stephanie; Dian E. and Daniel Fitzwater of Gillett, PA, with children, Ashley and Justin; and David M. Brown of Millerton, PA, with Michaela Brockway; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Ruth Brown of Troy, PA, Paul and Katie Brown of Troy, PA, Ralph Brown of Horseheads; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley Johnson of Ulster, PA, Olive and John Campbell of Litchfield, PA; special cousin, Floyd Ward of Canton, PA; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Jack was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired as Plant Superintendent of Augat, Inc., in Horseheads in 1995. In his earlier years, Jack also operated a barbershop in Millerton, working several nights a week and on Saturdays. An avid outdoorsman, Jack loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and the Masonic Lodge in Troy, PA. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, November 16, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Donations in Jack's memory may be directed to Millerton United Methodist Church, Millerton, PA 16936, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2007.

CASSELBURY - BOWES, Elizabeth M.
Age 91, of the Edward Flannery Apartments, Elmira, died Monday, November 19, 2007. Survived by children, Eugene (Joanne) Bowes, Sayre, PA, Annie (Elmer) Mathews, Elmira, Alice (Edward) Rodabaugh, Alpine, NY; daughter-in-law, Diane Bowes, FL; son-in-law, Jim Burns, TX; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gurtrud Hitchcock and Rosa Shaffer, both of Stevensville, PA; brother, Francis Casselbury, Wysox, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Clayton Bowes; daughter, Mary Burns; son, John Bowes. The family wishes to thank the St. Joseph's Hospital staff for their excellent care and kindness. At the request of Elizabeth, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

CLARK John B. "Jack" Jr.
Age 71, of State Route 17C, Waverly, NY, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at home following a lengthy illness. Jack was born September 5, 1936 in Williamsport, PA, son of the late John B. and Marie Riebe Clark. He was married on June 3, 1955 to the former Jacquelyn M. Spencer. Jack served his country with the US Marine Corps from 1953 to 1962. He was retired from I.B.M. where he worked as a Senior Systems Planner in the Endicott, NY facility. In his spare time Jack could be found building and flying radio controlled model airplanes. He was the President of the Sayre, PA Valley R/C Club and Lockwood Flyers Club of Lockwood, NY. His other memberships included Model Aeronautics, the N.R.A., The American Legion and the Tioga Country Club in Nichols, NY. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn M. Clark of Waverly; a son and daughter-in-law, Carey J. and Kristi Clark of Buchanan, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy M. and Paul Krystosek of Livermore, CA; a granddaughter, Anna Leigh Krystosek of Livermore, CA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James G. and Mary Clark of Harrison, TN, and Richard A. and Rita Clark of Lock Haven, PA. Jack was predeceased by his parents; and by his brother, Roger C. Clark. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2007, at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY, with Reverend Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials are directed to Lourdes Hospice Foundation, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/24/2007.

COCCHO - BONOMO, Theresa M. "Ti Ti"
Age 76, of 531 Budd St., Elmira, died Saturday, November 17, 2007, surrounded by her family at her daughters home in West Henrietta, NY. Theresa was born in Corning on August 4, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and the Mary (Messina) Coccho. On December 21, 1968 in Elmira, she married Arthur Bonomo. He predeceased her in 1975. Theresa attended school at Northside High in Corning. A home maker, she lived most of her life in Elmira and enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, bird watching, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her one daughter, MaryCarla (Wayne) Hausburg of West Henrietta; one son, David Coccho of Elmira, NY; one sister, Virginia Barden of Corning, NY; three brothers, Tony (Ann) Coccho of Painted Post, NY, Joseph (Judy) Coccho of Painted Post, NY, and Frank (Betty) Coccho of Corning, NY; granddaughters, Erica Andrus of Elmira, NY, Amanda Hausburg of Rochester; grandson, Michael Hausburg of Horseheads, NY; many nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Rev. Philip Billotte officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14609. Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning, NY.

CLARENCE CORSON
GAZETTE AND BULLETIN (WILLIAMSPORT,PA)
DECEMBER 11, 1905
The funeral of Clarence Corson, this Newberry boy who was drowned will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m., will leave the home on Arch Street at that hour, thence to the State Road Church, where services will be held about 10:30 o’clock.

CLARENCE CORSON
GAZETTE AND BULLETIN (WILLIAMSPORT, PA)
DECEMBER 9, 1905
LITTLE BOY DROWNS IN DEEP MILL POND
Clarence Corson Broke Through the Ice and His Companions Failed in Attempt To Rescue Him - Clarence Corson, a ten year old boy, was drowned on Friday morning in the old Dodge Mill Pond near the plant of the Sweets Steel Company, in Newberry.  The parents of the unfortunate boy live at 123 Arch Street.  Young Corson and a number of other boys went to the pond to play on the ice before school.  The thin layer of ice broke under Corson’s weight, and after coming to the surface a half dozen times, he finally disappeared from sight and was drowned.  While his companions were attempting to rescue Corson, Oscar Bennett also broke through the ice while crossing the pond for the purpose of obtaining a board with which to help the drowning lad to a place of safety.  Bennett clung to the edge of the ice and watched the other boys make a futile endeavor to rescue young Corson.  Bennett was saved with the aid of a board.  Coroner Gilmore was summoned to the scene, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.  He conducted an inquiry.

WILLIAM HOWELL CORSON
WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE
MARCH 3, 1956
SHOTGUN BLAST KILLS W.H. CORSON,   CITY TAXIDERMIST
 William H. Corson, 821 Cherry St., a widely known sportsman and taxidermist, was accidentally killed today when a shotgun went off in his shop.  He was 62.  Dr. Earl Miller, Lycoming County coroner, ruled the death accidental.  An investigation is being conducted by Patrolman Larue Sholder and Detective Lieutenant Larue Harner and Joseph Longo.  Police said Mr. Corson entered his taxidermy shop on Cherry St. about 8:45 a.m.  D.C. McCracken, of Trout Run RD, entered the establishment at 10 a.m. with some work for Mr. Corson.  Mr. McCracken found Mr. Corson lying on the floor in the back of  the shop.  In reconstructing the accident, police said that Mr. Corson had evidentally been working at a table; a gun rack was located behind the table; the taxidermist  probably reached for a shotgun on the rack and while grasping the gun by the barrel, a peg in the rack discharged the gun, police theorized.  Mr. Corson was active as chairman of the fish committee of the Consolidated Sportsman of Lycoming County.  He was a former chairman for membership drives, and was a leader at annual field days.  He has been a member of the organization since it was formed in 1936.  Mr. Corson was also a member of the Lycoming Creek Sportsmen’s Assoc., the Poor Shot Hunting Club, and the Black Wolf Hunting Club.  He was a member of the Market Street Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Garrett Cochran Post No. 1, American Legion.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Newton Corson as well as one son, three daughters, and 10 grandchildren.    Services will be at 2 pm,  Wednesday at Bastian’s Funeral Home.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery.

CROWELL - GREIG, Johanna C. (Crowell)
Age 80, of Centerville Road, Sayre, PA, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at her home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Wilawanna United Methodist Church, Wilawanna, PA. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848; or to the No Kill Sanctuary, RR#1 Milan, PA 18831, in Johanna C. Greig's memory. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, is assisting Johanna's family with arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/21/2007.

CUMMINGS Richard L.
Age 68, of Winchester, IN, passed on November 15, 2007. He was born in Elmira, NY to the late Reuben W. Cummings and Margaret Cummings White. Richard was a loving husband and father, and a compassionate brother. Dick loved the glass industry and spent his entire career both in the United States and several countries abroad doing a job that he loved. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of 23 years; his loving children, Garrie (Irene) Cummings, Deborah FitzGerald, Denise (Tom) Ribar, David (Tina) Cummings, Jeff (Denise) Cummings, Susan (Brad) Kewenig, Simone (Jason) Vann, Clinton (Michelle) Leeper; stepfather, Harold White; brothers, Melvin (Camille) Cummings, and Douglas (Linda) Cummings; sister-in-law, Darla Cummings; and stepsisters, Linda Neumire and Joan (Robert) Sullivan; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Vernon Cummings; brothers, Lynn and Robert W. Cummings; a very special aunt, Mertie Garrison; and brother-in-law, Francis Neumire. Funeral services will be Monday, November 19, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at Thayer Funeral Home in Winchester, IN. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Fountain Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Red Door/Cancer Services of Delaware County, 401 West Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47305.

DAVIDSON - KUNATH Leah D. "Bette"
87, died Friday, October 12, 2007, in her residence at ECC Retirement Village, Albright Campus, Myerstown, PA. She was formerly of Big Flats, NY and Keuka Lake areas. She was the wife of the late Ernest Robert Kunath. She was born in Greenwich, CT on February 4, 1920, a daughter of the late James Joseph and Leah Riddel Davidson. She was a reserve officer for the Ocean City, MD police department. She also worked as a secretary at the Painted Post Elementary/Middle School. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 567, NY. She is survived by a son, Robert D., husband of Frances G. Kunath, Lebanon, PA; grandsons, James Daniel Kunath, Crafton, MD, David Robert Kunath, Horseheads, NY; stepgranddaughter, Kate Muir, Annapolis, MD; stepgrandson, Matthew A. Tropp, Hershey, PA; great-grandsons, Aidan Finn Kunath, Riley James Kunath; step great-granddaughter, Shelby Statham; stepgrandson, Ian Statham. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. 6th St., Lebanon, PA 17042. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Luke's Capital Campaign fund. Rohland Funeral Home Inc., Lebanon, PA handling the arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/26/2007.

DELANEY Robert J., Jr.
Age 76, of John's Island, South Carolina, died on October 13, 2007 at Hospice Center of Charleston. He was born on February 3, 1931 in Elmira, NY. Parents were the late Robert J. DeLaney and Dorothy Brand DeLaney. Robert graduated from Mercersburg High School in Pennsylvania in 1949 and Williams College in Massachusetts 1953. In 1954 he served in the Air Force and married Ann Vanberg while in Japan. Ann, of Olean, NY, died On October 10, 1995. Robert worked as a Commercial Banker for 41 years and retired in 1992. Robert served his community as an elected official on the Town of Seabrook Board and Property Owners Association as well as his involvement with the Exchange Club of Kiawah and Seabrook. Bob was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was devoted to the Church and was a faithful member. He was committed to his family and friends. Robert enjoyed golf, watercolor painting and traveling. Bob was a man who did not want recognition for the areas in which he volunteered. He was known for his dry sense of humor and wit. Bob is survived by his son, Steven Todd Delaney also of John's Island; a daughter, Lisa Atwell and son-in-law, John Atwell; and two granddaughters, Caroline and Lauren Atwell. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on John's Island. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Charleston, South Carolina.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/19/2007.

DOCKSTADER E. Stanley
Age 84, of Erie, PA, died Thursday, November 22, 2007. Born in Elmira, New York, November 7, 1923, he was a son of the late Roy S. and Gertrude Everts Dockstader. Mr. Dockstader graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira and received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering cum laude from Syracuse University in 1947. He served in the US Navy and took additional MBA classes at Gannon University. He was a civil engineer in commercial construction and worked for several companies throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Dockstader in 1996; and two brothers, Lyle and Gordon Dockstader. Survivors include his wife, Muriel Thomas Fearnot Dockstader; a daughter, Reverend Deborah Dockstader of Niles, Ohio; a son, David Dockstader of Erie; a nephew, Dr. David Dockstader and his wife, Brita of Louisville, KY; a niece, Claire Trauth and her husband, Richard of Stevensville, Montana; four stepchildren, Janice Stauffer and her husband, Edward of Lincoln, NE, Dr. Neal Fearnot and his wife, Sharon of West Lafayette, IN, and John and Carol Fearnot, both of CA; and three step grandchildren, Michelle Metcalf and her husband, Justin, and their daughter, Kaylee of Lafayette, IN, and Annette and Evonne Fearnot, both of West Lafayette, IN. Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 602 West 10th Street, on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 247 West 6th Street, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gregg Townsend, Rev. Stephen Morse and Rev. Deborah Dockstader officiating. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, PA. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 West 7th Street, Erie, PA 16501, or the Rotary Foundation, c/o Treasurer, Rotary Club of Erie, P.O. Box 1424, Erie, PA 16512.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.

MISS CORA DORT
Wellsboro Gazette 8-4-1976
Miss Cora M. Dort, 82, of 109 Fox Street, Progress, died Friday, July 30 at New Fern Restorium, St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born January 17, 1894 at Stony Fork, the daughter of the late William I. And Francis A. McCurdy. She was a retired employee with the State Highway Department and was a member of Pine Street United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a nephew, Jack M. Dort, with whom she resided; and a niece, Mrs. Frances Slough, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Graveside services were held Tuesday in Rolling Green Memorial Park with the Rev. Carl Rosenblum, assistant pastor of Pine Street United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

DOYLE PATRICK E.
Wellsboro Agitator - July 12, 1944
Patrick E. Doyle, of Ansonia, brother-in-law of Mrs. Leona Tice and Mrs. George Koss, of Galeton, died July 5, at the Veteran's Hospital in Bath, N.Y., where he had been a patient for three months.  Mr. Doyle was a Spanish-American War Veteran.  He was born in Corning, and had been a railroader for many years.  He retired 15 years ago and operated a farm at Pine Grove.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary McElroy, of Corning, and Miss Cecelia Doyle, of Buffalo; two step-sons, Guy Wright, of Akron, Ohio, and Clyde Wright, of Columbus, Ohio, and several grandchildren. Services were held Friday at Bath.

DUANE Alice M.
Wyalusing Rocket October 25, 2007
Mrs. Alice M. Duane Walker, 90, formerly of RR1, Wyalusing, PA (Browntown), died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2007 at the Guthrie Sayre House, Sayre, PA, where she had been a resident for the last four and one-half years. She was born in South Owego, NY on Nov. 16, 1916, the daughter of the late Harry A. and Luella James Duane. She spent most of her early years growing up and attending school in South Owego. She was the wife of the late Gerald R. Walker, who died on Feb. 3, 1997, after being married for 55 years. During her life spent in the Browntown area, she and her husband were faithful members of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Surviving are her son and his wife, Duane and Darla Walker of Towanda; two daughters, Joyce and her husband, Doug Clark of Prattsburg, NY, and Mary Bushofsky, of Levittown. Also surviving are her five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews and a cousin. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery, in Rushville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church St., Laceyville, PA 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

ELLETT Joshua R.
Age 34, of Elmira, died Sunday, November 18, 2007. Joshua was born September 3, 1973 in Elmira. He is survived by his mother Diane Foster; father Robert B. Ellett, with Jane Sandore, all of Elmira; sister, Sarah A. Foster-Arnold, with husband Rodney, of Elmira; grandfather, Frederick S. Ellett, Sr., of Elmira; grandparents, Neal and Joanne Nittinger of Oregon; uncles and aunts Dr. Frederick S. and Frances Ellett, of Canada, Patty and Jack Bliss of Washington, Mary and Brad Newgard of Oregon, with their families; nieces and nephew, Chantel Ellett, Aliyah, Kaden and Tyrah Arnold; along with great-niece, Gabriell Alyss. Joshua is predeceased by his sister and best friend, Alyss Ellett, "special grandparents", June and Richard Kast, niece, Mahalah Arnold. A kind and compassionate person, he had a love for animals. Joshua also loved the outdoors….hunting, fishing, water skiing, and sports, especially baseball. Private family services will be held. Donations in Josh's memory may be directed to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Josh's family would like to thank the A.C.T. team at the Elmira Psychiatric Center for all the help and support they provided to him over the last year.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2007

FARR Helen L. K., Ph.D.
Age 84, devoted daughter of the late John F. and Wilhemia Farr; loving sister of the late John (Dorothea) Farr; dear aunt of John (Jeanne) Farr, Joan (Frank) Garbacz and Judy Ann Farr; and great-aunt of six and great-grandaunt of four. Services have been held. Helen was a 1944 graduate of Elmira College. She taught high school English at Corning High School. She received her Masters of Education and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She conducted grant research studies at Penn State University and Oregon College of Education. Helen retired to Chicago to be near family. Memorial donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 would be appreciated.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/18/2007.

FRAZIER ANDREW
Wellsboro Agitator - November 21, 1900
--Mr. Andrew Frazier, aged 89, of Clymer, died on the 7th instant.  He was born in Canada, but had lived in this state 47 years and in Clymer 20 years.  He was the father of eight children.  He is survived by his second wife.

FRUTCHEY - LESLIE Alberta R.
89, of Tampa, FL, entered into rest November 21, 2007. A resident for 30 years, coming from Elmira, NY. Survivors include son, Dennis Leslie; daughter, Donna Sumler; grandchildren, Vanessa, Henry, Susan, Patrick; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Frutchey, Lou Frutchey; sister, Pearl Conklen. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Stowers Brandon Chapel, FL. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.

GIANNOTTI Vito Steven
Of Sabinsville, Pennsylvania, died October 29, 2007 after an extended illness. Raised in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Vito was the son of Marianna and Salvatore Giannotti. He graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in 1954 where he excelled as an athlete, playing both baseball and basketball. Vito served his country in the US Army, most of which time he was stationed in Germany. During much of his life, Vito ran his life, Vito ran his own business, focusing on home remodeling, new home construction and light commercial building in Northern New Jersey. Vito became an avid outdoorsman and most enjoyed the time spent at his home in the mountains of Pennsylvania, where in recent years, he retired. Vito's life in Pennsylvania was full as a farmer, hunter, woodsman, restorer of antique farm equipment, caretaker of the local deer population and generous friend to many in the area. Vito is survived by his two sisters, Frances Scalzo and Judith Giannotti; three nephews, Stephen, Michael and Christopher Scalzo; two nieces, Maureen and Laura Scalzo; and six grandnieces and grandnephews, Joseph, Daniel, Margaret, Robert, Matthew and Lucy. Vito was laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hackensack, New Jersey. Throughout the months of his illness, Vito and his family were comforted greatly by the sympathy and kindness of his friends and neighbors in Pennsylvania.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/18/2007.

GLAZIER Philip A.
86, of Dryden, NY, died Friday, October 19, 2007, at Northwoods of Cortland. Born in Cortland, NY, he was a son of the late Ardeen and Elwina Christie Glazier, and husband of the late Marie Green Glazier. Philip was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Air Force. He was an avid horse lover and pilot. He retired from WETM Channel 18 in Elmira, NY, where he was the master engineer. Philip is survived by his brothers, Rev. Alton (Sally) Glazier, Edwin (Bonnie) Glazier; his sisters, Eleanor (Boyd) MacRoberts, Virginia (Louigi) Sacchi, Elwyna Lama; a son, Don Glazier; a foster child, Connie Wright; two granddaughters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Phil was predeceased by his brother, Richard; and sisters, Claudia Bell and Kathleen Fish. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at the Perkins Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Jordan officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Friends are invited to call from 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/20/2007.

GREGAN, Mary Claire Kennedy
1920 - 2007
Age 87, of Oakland, CA, died of natural causes at her home on October 6th, 2007. She was the daughter of Clarence H. Kennedy and Rose A. (Cosgrove) Kennedy. She was a graduate of the College of Mt. St. Vincent on the Hudson. She had been a soprano in the Robert Shaw Chorale in New York. As a stewardess for PanAm, she was one of the first five Americans to fly internationally, and went on to become a charter member of PanAm's World Wings International. She married Robert E. Gregan on New Year's Eve, 1949. Her husband, her parents and two brothers, John Carroll Kennedy and William Cosgrove Kennedy, predeceased her. She is survived by three sisters, Sister Mary Siena of Waltham, MA, Sister Josepha Kennedy of Rochester, NY and Rosemary Poulson of Chesterville, ME. Also surviving are her four children, Elizabeth Gregan-Jones, Pia Gregan, Robert Gregan, Ann Gregan-Ver and one granddaughter, Rose Francis Ver; many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Theresa's Church in Oakland, date to be announced.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/20/2007.

HART - LINSZ Virginia Hart
Age 98, of Ithaca, NY, died Tuesday, October 16th, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. Virginia was born in July of 1909, the daughter of Charles and Elsie Miller Hart, in Elmira, NY. She married Wilford R. Linsz, who died in 1997. Virginia was in charge of shipping at the Klutch Company in Big Flats, NY. Ginny felt that her hands were her most important asset, as she loved working in the garden and sewing. She was beloved by her family and friends. She was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Elmira. Virginia is survived by her sister, Sr. Mary Michael of Boston, MA; son, Peter Hubbell of Leesburg, FL; Valerie Hubbell Facchine of Elkton, MD; Maryjane Krepperof Bradford, VT; Norton Linsz of Jacksonville, FL; many grand and great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Joy Inman. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilford; sons, David Hubbell, Hart Hubbell, and Ralph Linsz; and brother, Stephen Hart. At Virginia's request there will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service for Virginia by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church with Rev. James Crupi officiating, to be held at the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, October 29th, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are requested to send donations in Virginia's name to Hospicare of Ithaca, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Carpenters Funeral Home in Corning is handling arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/24/2007.

HEVERLY - MILLER, Isabel C.
Age 99, of 540 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY, formerly of Corning and Bath, NY, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. Isabel was born August 10, 1908 in Corning, NY, eldest daughter of the late Norman and Anna Gilmartin Heverly. She was married for 78 years to the late William Miller who died on March 9, 2005. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and George "Bud" Haar of Corning, NY; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandsons, several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and faithful care givers. Family and friends are invited to a Service of Committal at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 24, 2007, at the Mausoleum in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY with Deacon Ray Defendorf officiating. Memorials are directed to the Founders Pavilion Building Fund, 205 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830; and the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14905; or to the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site For the Sake of Children, 509 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/23/2007 - 11/24/2007.

HOGAN - ROBINSON Pearl G.
Age 76, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, with her husband, two daughters and son-in-law by her side. She was born in Berlin, NH, on August 16, 1931, one of eight children, to James and Matilda (Gallagher) Hogan. Pearl graduated from Berlin High School. Pearl was predeceased by her infant son, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Charles Robinson of W. Lebanon, NH; daughters, Debbie Belanger of Lebanon, NH, and Susan (Chip) Webber of W. Lebanon, NH; stepsons, Paul (Carol) Robinson of Sayre, PA, and Kenneth (Donna) Robinson of E. Smithfield, PA; brother, Robert (Frances) Hogan of Griswold, CT; sisters, Ruth (Stanley) Moffitt and Theresa (Roger) Morse, all of Lebanon, NH; grandchildren, Mark, Amy, Mike, Amanda, Seth, Brendan, Heath, Jesse and Kristen; five great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Pearl was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church in Horseheads, NY, for many years prior to moving to West Lebanon, NH, in 2005. Pearl had many devoted friends and family members whom she loved very much. Pearl was nurturing by nature, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Cooking and entertaining her family and friends was a favorite pastime. Pearl enjoyed and cherished the time she spent at their cottage on Lake Ondawa in Big Pond, PA. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Pearl on Saturday, November 10th, at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Interment will take place in North Orville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice or the American Lung Association.

HUNT Sheldon Kenneth Jr.
Sheldon was a longtime resident of Horseheads, NY. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on February 14, 1939 to Sheldon K. and Jeannette (Federico) Hunt Sr. He died on November 18, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long bout with Cancer. He credits the excellent medical treatment received from the J.P. Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY, the Guthrie Oncology Center in Corning, NY, and the prayers of his family and many friends for his life extension after being diagnosed in 2002. He had a lifelong interest in all things automotive, vintage aircraft, and the shooting sports. He loved classical, opera, and jazz music and in particular the happiness of Dixieland. He was predeceased by his parents, his young son, John William Hunt, and his infant granddaughter, Gracie May Hatch. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maryellyn (Hogan) Hunt; his children, Sheldon K. and Laura (Laponsky) Hunt III of Newport, Oregon, Joseph A. Hunt of Horseheads, NY, Richard F. and Barbara (Klein) Hunt; and granddaughters, Alyssa, Emily, Megan, and Sara Hunt of Big Flats, NY, Jennifer L. (Hunt) and Michael Hatch; and granddaughters, Landyn and Rylee Hatch of Pine City, NY; his sister and brother-in-law, Jeannine M. (Hunt) and George Stone of Millerton, PA; his brother and sister-in-law, Harold F. and Rita (Augustine) Hunt of Greece, NY; nephews, Mark, Peter, Paul, and Tim; nieces, Dyann, Nadia, Diane, Christine, and Susan; several grandnieces and grandnephews, uncles, aunts, and numerous cousins. Sheldon was a veteran of the USAF. He was a member of the 1009th SWS. While a member, his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was honorably discharged in September 1960. He was employed in various engineering and management positions with "General Electric" in Burlington, VT, "Technical Operations Inc." in Burlington, MA, "The Flow Corporation" in Fort Belvoir, VA, "Westinghouse" and "Imaging and Sensing Technology" in Horseheads, NY. He retired from "IST" in 2002 were he was the Director of Business Development in charge of acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing and intellectual property. Sheldon was the Chairman of the Board of "Creative Orthotics and Prosthetics", a Board member of "Saint Josephs Health System Inc.", and a past Chair of the local "SCORE" chapter. He was a member of the "U.S. Naval Institute", "The Collings Foundation", "The 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum", "The Museum of the Pacific", "The National Rifle Association", "The NRA Whittington Center", "The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association", "The Chemung County Rod & Gun Club", "The New York State Sheriffs' Association", and the "J.J. Rodman Racing Team". Sheldon and Maryellyn were members of the Chemung County Historical Society and the Clemens Center and were frequent contributors to local charities. Both his USAF service and corporate assignments gave him the opportunity to travel the world, which he greatly enjoyed. Maryellyn claimed he knew where the best restaurants were located in all of the cities and towns that he visited. After retiring, he believed his volunteer work was a way to share his expertise with the community that nurtured him these many years. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Monday, November 26, 2007, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY. A memorial service will follow immediately after the evening calling hours. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. His friend, the Reverend Jack Bunde, will officiate at the memorial service. A special prayer will be given by Sister Marie Castagnaro. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Sheldon may do so through a memorial donation to the "Guthrie Oncology Center, Medicine Fund", 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY, 14830; "The Food Pantry", St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 408 Main Street, Horseheads, NY, 14845; or "James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, G.I. Cancer Research, c/o Dr. Alok A. Khorana", 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.

JACK Manuel Leon
Age 64, of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, November 17, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2007.

LEARN Euphrasia "Peggy" O.
Daily Review on 11/12/2007
Mrs. Euphrasia "Peggy" O. Learn  Brewer, age 91, of Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., died on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa.  Mrs. Brewer was born in LeRaysville, Pa. on April 14, 1916, the daughter of the late George and Euphrasia Wilbur Learn.  Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Paul D. Brewer, who died on Oct. 25, 2006.  After moving to Laceyville when she was very young, she attended the Laceyville High School. After her marriage to her husband, she became a homemaker for her husband and their family.  She was a very faithful member of the Braintrim Baptist Church for most of her life. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her family at many of their homes and special events. In her later years, she enjoyed looking at old pictures of her family and the community where her grew up. She enjoyed the people she would see every week at church services and the other events in and around Laceyville.  A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margo and Phillip Wurzler of Laceyville; and her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Teresa Brewer of Laceyville. Also, she is survived by her four grandsons and their wives, Shawn and Darla Wurzler of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Shane and Robin Brewer of Biglersville, Pa.; Tristan and Kelly Wurzler of Wyalusing, Pa.; and Eric and April Brewer of Laceyville, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Brewer, Hunter Brewer, Logan Brewer, Lauryn Wurzler, Ethan Brewer, Riley Brewer and Mia Brewer. She is also survived by two brothers, Richard and his wife Virgie Learn, and Ronald Learn, all of Laceyville, Pa., and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Roslund and Golda Akens, and a brother, Robert Learn.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Dave Faulkner of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.

LITTLE - BYRNE, Margery Eleanor Little
Former Vice President of Marine Midland Bank
Age 89, died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Monday, November 19, 2007. Margery is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law Melody and Steve Spencer of Horseheads, NY; stepson and daughter-in-law Tom and Ann Byrne of New Hampshire and their family; beloved grandsons Jeffrey, his wife, Chrystelle and great-granddaughters Sylvia Marie-Melody and Noemie Marie-Margery Spencer, in whom "G. G." delighted, of Pine City, NY and Lee, his wife, Charity and great-grandson Thomas Edward Spencer, his great-grandfather's namesake, of Apalachin, NY; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Margery was a graduate of Van Etten High School and Elmira Business Institute. After working in a variety of positions in Cleveland, Ohio at the George P. Little Co. (her father's firm) and in New York City, she began her local banking career in 1946 at Elmira Bank and Trust Company, which later became Marine Midland Bank of Southern New York. In 1949 she was promoted to secretary to Charles A. Winding, Chairman of the Board – a position she continued to fill until his death. In 1962, she was elected the bank's first female Corporate Secretary, and then its first female Vice President ten years later, which earned her recognition in Who's Who in America. Margery was also honored in 1966 as Secretary of the Year of the Glider Chapter of the National Secretaries Association, of which she served as Vice President from 1964-1966, and then President in 1967. Margery was also active in the Elmira Little Theatre for many years, serving as president in 1951. Margery resided with her daughter and son-in-law for the past nine years, enjoying remarkable good health and creating a legacy as family correspondent extraordinaire, remembering birthdays, anniversaries and all other notable events with greetings written in her own beautiful hand. Her gracious manner in all circumstances followed her throughout a variety of medical crises beginning this past June, and all who encountered Margery grew to love her as we do. Heartfelt thanks to her caregivers from Home Sweet Home Care, Arnot Ogden, St. Joseph's Rehab, and the 5th Floor of the CCNF. Margery was predeceased in 2000 by Thomas Edward Byrne, her loving husband of 47 years and former Star-Gazette Sunday Editor and Chemung County Historian. Family and friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, NY on Friday, November 23, 2007 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY., with her pastor, Rev. Betsey Crimmins, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Living Endowment Fund at First Presbyterian Church.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/21/2007 - 11/23/2007.

Wallace D. LOWE
Wallace D. Lowe died at his home on Sherwood Street last Sunday morning at 1:15, following a heart attack.  While he had been receiving treatment for the ailment, it was not until Saturday that it became serious and his sons, Wayne and Richard, were summoned.  Mr. Lowe was born in Delevan, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1870, the son of Charles and Eva Bailey Lowe.  On January 18, 1893, he was married to Miss Bertha G. Langmade, and later in the same year he came to Mansfield with the late E. C. Wade, when he opened his wholesale hay and straw business here.  However, he did not settle here permanently until 1907, when he moved to his present home on Sherwood street.  He left the employment of Mr. Wade in 1911 and was employed by W. D. Rose for some time and later by the Dold Packing Company.  About 20 years ago he went into business for himself, buying and selling cattle and taking up auctioneering on the side.  Within a few years he had become one of the best known auctioneers in the northern tier.  He served several terms as a member of the Mansfield Borough Council, and also as local Republican committeeman.  He was a member of Mansfield Lodge 526, I.O.O.F., of which he was pas noble grand.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  The best indication of his character may be found in these facts:  The great affection which his wife and children held for him; the "plain people' of southern Pennsylvania bought livestock of Mr. Lowe with perfect confidence; the generally high regard which the businessmen and others of Mansfield and vicinity held for him.  He was always a hard worker and held up his end in any task that was set before him.  Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife, two sons, Wayne, of Cazenovia, N.Y., and Richard, of Williamsport, and three grandchildren:  Barbara Ann and George Lowe, of Cazenovia, and Nancy Lowe, of Williamsport.  The funeral was held from the First Baptist Church Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock, the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating.  Interment was in the cemetery at Delevan, N.Y.  The bearers were Ray Collins, Charles Beals, O.W. Rockwell, Mark Youmans, Willis Greenough and Charles Hawley.

MALECK - JOHNSON, Martina Irene (Maleck)
Age 64, of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on July 12, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Walter and Irene (Mihalik) Maleck. Martina was married for 43 years to Ronald E. Johnson, retired Engineering Fellow from Corning Inc. Martina (Tina) studied Medical Laboratory Technology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Prior to its closing, Martina was employed as a medical lab technician at Blossburg State Hospital in Blossburg, PA. Throughout Martina's life she was active in many pursuits and had many achievements, but she was particularly proud of her original artistic accomplishments, such as complex Pysanky egg designs, intricate hand-cut wallpaper designs, and numerous unique floral designs. One of her specialties was topiary trees. She spent many meticulous hours in creating unique topiary trees by combining flowers with all kinds of "treasures" from nature, many of which she personally found, gathered, and preserved. Martina enjoyed using her artistic skills for making very high quality silk floral arrangements, and she made the floral arrangements for weddings, as far away as New York City, Washington DC, and Florida. Martina was a gifted artist, and in the early 1980's several of her drawings were printed on Corelle plates and cups at Corning Inc. during the introduction of a new glass decorating process at manufacturing plants in Corning, NY and Paden City, WV. She also renovated much of the interiors of her Victorian home in Tioga, PA, as well as her vacation home in Sodus Point, NY. Martina was never idle. If it needed doing, Martina did it. She even did her own carpentry and plumbing. Spare time hobbies included collecting antique porcelain dolls, and Sajen Goddess jewelry. She also was an avid, knowledgeable gardener, and was often outdoors working with plants and trees of many varieties and sizes. People knew her as energetic, "always young", and very compassionate. She was one of the rare people who truly could put others before themselves. Martina was an activist on many important issues. She supported many animal welfare and nature conservancy organizations. Most recently she was active in promoting the banning of outdoor wood-burning furnaces, and just prior to her stroke had spoken at a workshop on the subject in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Martina is survived by her husband, Ronald; her parents, Walter and Irene Maleck of Tioga, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Heidi Johnson; and one grandson, Kyle Johnson of Julian, PA. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Martina's name to Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-2525 (www.alleycat.org) or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Spring Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (www.guidingeyes.com). The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/20/2007.

MALECK - JOHNSON Martina Irene (Maleck)
Age 64, of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 28, 2007, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Broad Street in Tioga, PA. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Martina's name to Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-2525 [www.alleycat.org] or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Spring Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 [www.guidingeyes.org].

MANNING MATTIE LOUISE
Mrs. Mattie L. Schmidt
Mrs. Mattie Louise Schmidt, 71, of Davison, Mich., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan., 31 at the home of her brother, Jesse Manning, of Middlebury Center.  She was born in Wellsboro, April 26, 1881, daughter of Squire Manning and Nettie Culver Manning. Surviving are two sons, Harry B. Ives, of Flint, Mach. and Hugh R. Ives, of Milton; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Hhiel, of Davison, and Mrs. Frances Walters, of Flint, Mich.; two other brothers, Curtis, of Elkland, and James, of Wellsboro, R. D. 2; and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Miller, of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Services were held on Monday afternoon at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. Rev C. W. Sheriff officiated. Burial will be in Davison, Mich.

MARRERO Rafael Antonio
died, and his Mom and Dad on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Born July 10, 1960 in Manatee on his beloved island of Puerto Rico, Rafael, with his brilliant smile and willing hand, touched so many lives. In spite of his struggle with chronic pain and illness for almost two decades, Rafael reached out to help the young and the old. He came to the Elmira area fifteen years ago. When disability made it impossible for him to continue working, he volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in any capacity where there was need. He loved and was devoted to his family and friends, and was always on the telephone or seeking them out to offer encouragement and support and unconditional love. A servant of his Lord Jesus Christ, Rafael served as deacon in the Spanish Congregation of the Central Christian Church on South Main Street in Elmira where he used his language skills to deftly translate English to Spanish or Spanish to English so that anyone could hear and be moved by Scripture, song and word. He is mourned by so many - from family enclaves in Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and spread across the country, to dear friends in his adopted home of Elmira. His loss is deeply felt by his room-mate and adopted Mom of fifteen years, Barbara Mayer, as well as his best friends and companions, Tom Weidemann and Sarah Connelly. Pre-deceased by his mother and father, Rafael leaves a family of 22 brothers and sisters and hundreds of in-laws, nieces and nephews who mourn their Tio Rafin. May God comfort us all, and welcome to His bosom His devoted son Rafael Antonio Marrero. A service of remembrance and celebration for the life of Rafael will be held Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Central Christian Church, 309 South Main Street, Elmira NY at 7:00 pm. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/13/2007 - 11/14/2007.

MARTIN Robert Joseph
Age 84 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Brooklyn, NY died on Monday October 22, 2007 at Elcor Nursing Home. Robert was born March 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late Bernard and Julia McCarthy Martin. Mr. Martin was a Veteran of WW II and The Korean War and retried from The U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He loved all sports and especially The New York Yankees. He was pre-deceased by his parents and several brothers and sisters including his sister Isabelle McNally of Boynton Beach, Florida who died on October 29, 2003. Robert is survived by his brother-in-law: Robert E. McNally of Boynton Beach, Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends including his caregivers at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Services on Monday October 29, 2007 at 3:30 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Robert C. Mac Namara will officiate. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Martin following his services at the Funeral Home. Interment in Boynton Beach Mausoleum in Boynton Beach, Florida.

MATHEWS - LUCE Muriel (Mathews)
Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died in peace Wednesday, October 17th, 2007, at her home. She was born December 3rd, 1929 in Elmira, the beloved daughter of the late Charles W. and Lena Brookman Mathews. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chet and Charlene Luce III of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy Luce and Roger Hodyka of MI; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Mary) Culbertson of MI, Jennie Culbertson of NC, Taiya Luce and Daniel Gaibel, Chris Luce, all of Ithaca; great-granddaughter, Micah Culbertson; nine nieces and nephews. Her husband, Chester W. Luce; son, Jim Nunis; three brothers and four sisters, predeceased her. Her greatest joy in life was her family and friends. The family is extending an invitation to join them for a gathering of memories at Muriel's home Saturday, October 27th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Muriel's name to the following: Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Elmira, NY 14902; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903.

MATHEWS - LUCE Muriel (Mathews)
Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died in peace Wednesday, October 17th, 2007, at her home. Survived by oldest sister, Violet (Peggy) Voegele of Sherburn, VT. The family is extending an invitation to join them for a gathering of memories at Muriel's home Saturday, October 27th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Muriel's name to the following: Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc., 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14903; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/25/2007 - 10/26/2007

NEWMAN John P.
Age 69, of Syracuse, died Friday, November 9. He was born in Wilmington, DE, had resided in Elmira, NY, Horesheads, NY, before moving to Syracuse. He retired from New Process Gear in 1990 after 18 years. Surviving are his brother, Conrad of Tonawanda; niece, Sandra VanDenBranden of Nashville, TN; nephew, Kenneth Newman of Orlando, FL; great-niece and nephew, Nicholas and Emily Newman; many cousins in the Cameron, Bath and Horseheads area, as well as many friends in the Syracuse area. Graveside services, Monday, 1:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery Avoca, NY. Delaney-Greabell-Adydan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/18/2007.

MRS. MARJORIE NEWTON CORSON
WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE
APRIL 2, 1956
Mrs. Marjorie Newton Corson, 62, of 821 Cherry St., died at her home late Saturday morning, March 31, 1956, after a long illness.  She was the widow of William H. Corson, widely-known sportsman and taxidermist who was accidentally shot and killed four weeks ago last Saturday when a shotgun went off in his shop on the first floor of the Corson home.  Mrs. Corson was a member of Market Street Methodist Church. She is survived by one son and three daughters;  two brothers, William and Robert Newton, both of this city;  and a sister, Mrs. Harriet Lowe, city;  and ten grandchildren.  Private services were conducted this morning with the Rev. L. Paul Neufer, pastor of Market Street Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the State Road Cemetery.  The family has requested friends to make contributions to the Cancer Crusade in lieu of flowers.

NORTHRUP Danny M.
Age 61, of Victory Highway, Painted Post, died at his home on Sunday, November 4th. Danny was born Christmas Eve of 1945, the son of William and Donna Kissell Northrup in Waverly, PA. Danny attended schools at S.R.U., and graduated from E.F.A. Danny joined the U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of Vietnam, receiving the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Combat Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. In October of 1996, he married Barbara Baker in Elmira. Danny was a machinist with Hardinge Inc. in Elmira. Danny was a Life member of V.F.W. Post 524 in Corning, and Life member of the Big Flats American Legion Post 1612, as well as past Commander. He liked golfing, was a bowler, hunted and fished with Larry, he loved to read, and really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Danny is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, William VanDewark of Pine City; daughters, Rebecca (Jerry) Choat of Harrisburg, IL, Kelly Troccia (Steve) of Wellsburg, NY, and Traci VanDewark of Elmira; mother, Donna Kissell Northrup; brothers, Kenneth (Paula) Northrup of Stevensville, MD, Larry Northrup (Wendy) of Painted Post, and John Northrup of Syracuse, NY; sisters, Carrie Anne (Mike) Kasik of Easton, MD, and Shirley Ann (William) Weston of Horseheads, NY. He is survived by ten grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Danny was predeceased by his father, William; daughters, Dana Cowan and Debra Adams. The family will receive friends at Carpenters Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, from 1-2 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., immediately after visitation. A Military graveside service at Bath National Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in Danny's name be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, New York 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/8/2007.

PERRY Eugene H. "Gene"
Age 60, of Wheaton Rd., Erin, NY, died unexpectedly in Pennsylvania. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and again from 3-4:00 p.m., where his service will follow at 4:00 p.m. His interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Gene with memorial donations to Diana Perry, 161 Wheaton Rd., Erin, NY 14838.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/17/2007 - 11/18/2007

PERRY Eugene H. "Gene"
Age 60, of Wheaton Rd., Erin, NY, died unexpectedly in Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana (Shutts) Perry; sons and daughter, Kevin (Shelley) Perry of Erin, NY, Karen "Mouse" Perry of Willseyville, NY, Marvin Perry of Erin, NY; granddaughter, Ammanda "Muffin" Perry of Erin, NY; father, Perry Perry, also of Erin, NY; many brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Gene was also predeceased by his mother, Winifred Anna Perry; and brother, Allen. Gene was a driver for Emerson Express of Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and again from 3-4:00 p.m., where his service will follow at 4:00 p.m. His interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Gene with memorial donations to Diana Perry, 161 Wheaton Rd., Erin, NY 14838.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2007.

PERSING WILLIAM H
Wellsboro Gazette - July 6, 1922
Potter County Farmer Killed By Blow With Hammer in Dispute
A quarrel last week Tuesday night between Fred'Hurlburt and William .Persing; two farmers who lived  between Gaines and Galeton, resulted in the death of Persing.  The two men got into a dispute over a line fence which one had erected, and Hurlburt is alledged to have struck Persing with a hammer causing the latter’s death.  The following particulars are gleaned from the Westfield Free Press.  An altercation in the road in front of Fred Hurlburt’s home in Babylon, a settlement above Marshlands, and a few minutes later Hurlburt carried in his arms the bloody and unconscious form of William Persing.  Hurlburt opened- the door of the Persing house and laid the body in on the floor, hitched the horse that Persing was driving and telephoned to a neighbor, Bert Chamney, to summon Benny Persing to look after his father whom he informed Champney he had beaten up in a fight.  Then Hurlburt called up the nearest constable, Mr. Davis, of Gaines, and asked to be taken into custody.  "Such in brief are the tragic incidents that resulted in the death of William Persing, a man 64 years of age, who was related by marriage to Hurlburt, the affair resulting from a quarrel over a gate that had been swung across a road.  Persing died Wednesday morning within a mile from his home soon after his son started with him for the Blossburg Hospital.  The difficulty which led to the homicide was a dispute over a gate which Mr. Hurlburt had erected across a private road.  This gate, Mr. Hurlburt says, Persing tore down several days ago and hid it and that he had to build a new one.  On Sunday Hurlburt says, he went up to Persing’s house to try and arrive at an understanding regarding the gate, but though he got a glimpse of Persing as he approached the house, no one responded to his knock and a little later he heard a gun discharged and felt a stinging sensation in his leg and tarried no longer.  On Tuesday the gate was demolished again and that evening as Persing was returning from Watrous, where he had driven Hurlburt says that he (Hurlburt) went out towards the road and asked him if they couldn’t come to some agreement about the gate.  Hurlburt says that Persing called out that he could not hear him, to come closer if he wanted to say anything.  Hurlburt said that he came up to the side of the buggy and that Persing snatched up a hammer from the seat and struck at him viciously, but that he dodged the blow and before Persing could recover himself he tore the hammer from his grasp and struck Persing two or three times until the latter fell from the wagon.  Then, Hurlburt says, he kicked Persing until he cried out and Hurlburt’s wife, who had seen the incident from the time Persing tumbled from the wagon, called to her husband to let him go and he desisted.  Finding Persing unable to get back in the buggy he loaded him in and drove the rig to Persing’s house and carried the injured man into the house.  Later he summoned assistance.  Early Wednesday morning, before the death of Persing, Hurlburt went to Galeton and surrendered himself to the authorities.  While at Galeton Hurlburt had a physician give attention to his wounded leg which was quite inflamed.  The physician extracted two BB shot and found the found  the wound somewhat infected.  Hurlburt was taken before Justice Allen, of Galeton, charged with murder.  The prisoner plead not guilty and was remanded to the county jail at Coudersport to await action of the grand jury at the next term of court.  Hurlburt was about 60 years of age and is survived by his wife and seven children, the oldest 14 years of age.  Dr. F. B. Knight, of Coudersport, performed an autopsy on the body of Persing on Friday and reported that he died as the result of injuries received in a fight when he was struck over the head with a hammer by Fred Hurlburt, the skull being fractured.

RANIEWICZ "Loco Joe" Joseph Anthony IV
Age 53, of Vinita, died Friday, October 19, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Joe was born on August 17, 1954 in Elmira, New York to Robert James and Norma Elizabeth (Morris) Raniewicz. Joe owned and operated "Loco Joe's Auto Sales" in Vinita. He was a member at Cowboy Junction Church and played drums at church. Joe was united in marriage on Sunday, October 14, 2007, at Cowboy Junction to Teresa Anne Newby. Joe loved his music, listening and playing the drums. Joe also enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and many friends. They all say that Joe just enjoyed life. Joe leaves as surviving his wife, Teresa Raniewicz of the home; children, Joseph A. Raniewicz V of Vinita, Benjamin Raniewicz of Vinita, Kanyon Newby of Poteau, Amie Raniewicz of Anchorage, Alaska, Julia Newby of Branson, MO, and Kayla Newby of Claremore; three grandchildren, Madisyn Raniewicz, Joseph A. Raniewicz VI, and Deighton Pigeon; parents, Ralph and Norma (Raniewicz) Bloom of Elmira, NY; brother, Robert J. Raniewicz, Jr. and wife, Jackie of Elmira, NY; sisters, Sherri Bloom of Elmira, NY and Karen Fitzsimmons and husband, Harold of Corning, NY; mother-in-law, Barbara Newby of Fanshawe; brothers-in-law, Billy Newby and wife, Teresa of Poteau, David Roderick of California; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. The family will gather at Burckhalter Funeral Home to receive family and friends on Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Cowboy Junction with Dr. Wade Markham officiating. Cremation to follow. Services are under the direction of Turner Funeral Chapel of Langley. (722 N.W. 46th, Grove, OK 74344, 918-782-3555).   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/23/2007.

REESE CHARLES WILLARD
Wellsboro Agitator – August 15, 1923
--Charles W. Reese, aged 45 years, a well known lumber dealer and contractor at Westfield, Pa., died in Elmira August 6.  He is survived by his widow, a brother, Frederick, of Sabinsville, Pa.; also a sister; two nephews, E. F. and A. E. Stephenson, of Elmira.  The remains were removed to Westfield for burial.

REESE EDWARD
Wellsboro Agitator - August 10, 1910
--Edward Reese, aged nearly 89 years, died at his home at Azelta recently, after a long illness.  He was born in Otsego County, N.Y., August 9, 1821, and on October 1, 1872, he married Miss Eliza Baker.  Four children were born to them, three of whom survive him.  He was a civil war veteran, having served in Co. C., 107th N.Y. Vol. Infantry.

ROBINSON Joseph E.
November 19, 2007, of Grand Island, NY, beloved husband of Sally (Dickinson) Robinson; loving father of Heather Emily, age 5; son of Kathy H. and David P. Robinson; brother of Becky (Bill) Bacon and Maryjane (David) Walton; uncle of Billy, Jacob and Sarah; son-in-law of Elaine H. and the late Alan Dickinson Sr.; survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services in Grace Baptist Church, 2525 Eggert Rd., Saturday morning at 11. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heather's Scholarship Fund.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2007.

SANSCHAROWSKIY - SWEET Zena Sanscharowskiy
Age 55, of Fairmount, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at home. Born in Elmira, she lived in Syracuse before moving to Fairmount in 1983. Zena was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Elmira College. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Franklin; sons, Nathan (Renee) of Suwanee, GA and Franklin Sweet II of Columbus, IN; sisters, Vera (John) Morich of Elmira Heights and Nina Sanscharowskiy of Horseheads; brothers, Nikolai (Walentyna) Sanscharowskiy of Horseheads, Alex (Wilma) Sans of Fairview Park, OH, and Michael (Jeanne) Sanscharowskiy of Horseheads; grandson and light of her life, Owen; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Hematology-Oncology of CNY, Crouse Hospital staff on 4th Floor South, and Hospice of CNY for the quality of life they gave to Zena while in their care. Services will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. preceding the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

SCHROEDER MARGARET "PEG"
 In Loving Memory Of...Peg Schroeder, Corning, NY
Margaret "Peg" (Rogers) Schroeder has gone to meet the Lord this 20 November 2007. A lifetime resident of Corning, she was one of five children of the late Joseph and Isabel Schroeder. She is survived by her son, David Rogers and family, Kathie, Sara and Jacob; daughter, Susan Hoffman; sister and best friend, Mary Ann (Robert) Brewer and their wonderful family; sister-in-law, Janet Schroeder and lovely family; brothers-in-law, Bill Engman of Colorado and Dwight Carpenter of Waneta Lake; a very special and dear friend, Jana Pulkabrek. Also, she is survived by a very dear friend, Donald Rogers; and her companion and best friend, Jack, her Jack Russel Terrier. Two sisters and one brother predeceased her, Jeani Carpenter, Virginia (Ginny) Engman and Joseph Schroeder. She attended St. Mary's Parochial Elementary School, Corning Free Academy and graduated from Corning Community College with an AAS degree in Business Administration. She was employed at Corning Incorporated (Aviation Department) for 22 years before her health forced her to leave. Arrangements are with Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. Callings hours will be held November 25, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY, Monday, November 26, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. There will be no burial, per her wishes, she will be cremated. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA and the Humane Society in her name.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2007.

SHORT ALFRED LOVEL
Wellsboro Agitator - October 16, 1906
Littlemarsh, Oct. 14 - Mr. A. L. Short, formerly of Chatham, died suddenly last Tuesday at Hammersley Forks, where he has resided several years.  He was nearly 60 years of age.  He left a wife and three children; also two brothers, A. H. and G. W. Short.

SMITH Dr. Annie Ph.D
NOV. 21, 1940 (Elmira, NY) - OCT. 31, 2007 (Toronto) Our "Annie Bear", "Doctor Bear", as she was affectionately known, set sail from our shores on Halloween, her gremlins set free at last. She was surrounded by loving Toronto friends. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Earl and Ruth (Manning) Smith of Elmira. She is survived by a brother, Neil. Annie's many friends and admirers are beyond count. Annie was an alumnus of Wellesley College, Stanford University and also of the University of Toronto where she earned her Ph.D. She was justifiably proud of her role in founding the Art and Art History Program at Sheridan College. This program is the first of its kind to link a fine art university program with a college of art and technology. It simultaneously offers students a BA from the University of Toronto at Mississauga and a diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan College. "The Annie Smith Arts Centre" at Sheridan is a tribute to Annie's influence in the field of art education. She was an outstanding, innovative teacher. A gifted author and artist in her own right, she published several books. The best known book is "Bearing Up with Cancer", featuring her signature doodle, a cartoon bear. The bear is used to illustrate Annie's journey with cancer, from breast cancer in 1986 to ovarian cancer in 1999. Annie defied the odds and used her extraordinary talents to advantage as a speaker for the National Ovarian Cancer Association (NOCA) both at home and abroad. Annie inspired not only those dealing with cancer, but also their families and health care professionals. The most important place in the world to Annie was "The Barn" at Sunny Point on Keuka Lake, New York State. It was her refuge, her joy, a place of beauty where she could be as one with nature and where she always felt restored in body and mind. A natural athlete, Annie was an avid tennis player at The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and especially loved to sail on Keuka Lake in her K-Class sailboat. She was involved in many projects both in the Keuka Lake community and the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. As Annie wished, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held at the Barn in the spring of 2008 as well as in Toronto at the Sheridan Campus. Friends of Annie will remember her with an informal celebration on the point on November 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. If you so wish, donations in Annie's memory may be made to The Yates County Arts Council, Inc., Annie Smith Art Center Fund, 119 East Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Annie Smith Bear Fund for Ovarian Cancer, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9; or NOCA, who have recently amalgamated with Ovarian Cancer Canada at 145 Front Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 1E3; or The Earl D. Smith Scholarship Fund, Arnot Ogden Foundation, Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/17/2007.

William A. SPENCER
William A. Spencer, 68, of Mansfield, Pa.  Saturday, July 24, 1948.  he was a cattle dealer and director of Grange Fire Insurance Co. of Tioga County.  Survived by wife, Alice Alma Austin Spencer; brothers, Rev. R. M. Spencer of Duart, Pa., Edgar M. Spencer of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Ward Phelps of Covington, Pa.; nephews, Rev. Raymond M. Spencer Jr. of Falls Creek, Pa., Robert C. Spencer of New Columbia, Pa., William L. Spencer of Hyattsville, Md.; two great nieces and three great nephews; aunt, Mrs. Victoria Monell of Roaring Branch, Pa.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., EST, at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home.

STICKLER Richard D.
Age 62, of Station Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died November 17, 2007. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m.

STRATTON LENA MAY
Wellsboro Agitator – November 7, 1963
Mrs. Lena M. Stratton Griffin Smith, aged 76, of 24 Gold Street Norwich, N Y died October 25, 1963 at the Bida Nursing Home in Oxford, N. Y.  She was born June 27, 1887, in Wellsboro, Pa, daughter of Arthur and Carrie Webster Stratton.  On August 14, 1930 she married Ervin Jay Smith who died August 11, 1962.  She had been a nurse for many years and practiced her profession in Binghamton State Hospital and also at Chenango Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Norwich, N. Y.  Surviving are one daughter, Mary Leon Coleman, of Norwich, N. Y.; one stepson, Claude E Smith of Norwich; two sisters, Mrs. William Townsend, of Wellsboro, Pa and Mrs. Helen Rose of Mansfield, Pa; three brothers, Louis, Ralph and Harvey Stratton, all of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Clarence Rappleyea Jr., Ronald Coleman and Mrs. Carl Lindenthaler, all of Norwich; Robert Rappleyea of Columbia, S C and Richard Rappleyea, of Oneida Castle, N. Y. There also survive six great granddaughters. Funeral services were held from the Robert J Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, N. Y. on October 28, 1963, the Rev William Richardson, Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church officiating.

STROUP William E.
Age 89, of Elmira, died Monday, September 10, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Bill was a lifelong member of North Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue, Elmira.

SUTTER Joseph B.
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 22, 1925 in Elmira, son of the late Ralph and Eleanor Sutter and died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce M. (Hereforth) Sutter in 1999; and his sisters, Helen Brown and Dolores Lutz. He is survived by his sons, Ralph W. Sutter of Elmira and Craig J. Sutter of Greenwich, CT. Joseph was a veteran of WWII. He owned the former Sutter's Sign Shop and Sutter's Saddle Shop in Elmira and in recent years he owned a computer repair and rebuild shop, making computers affordable to everyone. For many years he was a 4H leader teaching horsemanship to children. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Joe through donations in his memory to 4-H horse department, Cornell Co-operative Extension, 4-H Department, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2007.

TOWNSEND Georgia A.
Age 65, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born October 29, 1941 in Elmira, daughter of the late Hezakiah and Alma Julia (Smith) Townsend and died Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her children, Mark Williams, Deborah Tadder and Michael Williams, all of Elmira; several grandchildren; brother, Donald McLeod of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Georgia retired from Elmira College. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, October 25th, from 2 to 4 p.m. It was Georgia's request that there be no flowers.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2007.

VanKRIEKEN GREIG, Johanna C. (Crowell)
80, of Centerville Road, Sayre, PA, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at her home. Born January 17, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Cornelia Sword VanKrieken. Johanna was employed by the Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA, for 20 years, retiring in 1981. She moved to Wilawanna, PA in 1985, and married George Greig at the Wilawanna United Methodist Church on August 20, 1994. Johanna was a member of the Valley Arts Society, the Horseheads Art Guild, and the Southport Artists. Surviving are her husband, George Greig, at home; her son, Lt. Col. George J. Crowell and his wife, Carol of Centerville, PA; her daughter, Deborah A. Crowell of New Ringgold, PA; her stepchildren, Daniel Greig of East Fallowfield, PA, LeAnne Edwund of Maryland, David Greig and his wife, Kim of Texas, Melissa Cortinas and her husband, Jesus of Maryland; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; three nephews, a niece, and several cousins. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the No Kill Sanctuary, RR#1, Milan, PA 18831, in Johanna C. Grieg's memory. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, is assisting Johanna's family with arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2007.

WAITE - NIVER Jane A.
Age 65 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 19, 2007. Jane was born September 19, 1942 in Sayre, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Elmer William Waite and Martha Wayman Waite. She loved bowling and bowled in several tournaments in the area. Jane was pre-deceased by her parents and her son Michael M. Niver who died on August 13, 1992. Mrs. Niver was also pre-deceased by her brothers Eugene Waite, Elmer Waite, and Robert Waite and by her sisters Betty Genatosia, Arlene Bennett, and Mae Mann. Jane loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Jane is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Frank C. & Lisa Niver of Mooresville, NC and Kirk J. & Darlene Niver of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters: Stephanie, Shannon, Jennifer, Brittney, and Taylor; grandsons: Ira, Daniel, Jacob, Aaron and Dallas; great granddaughter: Laken; twin brother and sister-in-law: Joseph & Linda Waite of Big Flats, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: William Waite of Horseheads, NY, Donald & Terry Waite of Florida, Daniel & Kim Waite of Elmira Heights, NY, Theresa (Mrs. Robert) Waite of Elmira, NY and Mary (Mrs. Elmer) Waite of Elmira, NY; sister and brothers-in-law: Martha & Harry Sewalt of Chemung, NY, John Mann of Horseheads, NY, and Richard Bennett of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday October 23, 2007 from 7-8:30 PM. Mrs. Niver's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 PM.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2007.

WAITE - NIVER Jane A.
Age 65 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 19, 2007. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday October 23, 2007 from 7-8:30 PM. Mrs. Niver's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 PM.

Harry WARTERS
Harry Warters, 62, of Campbell.  Monday, July 9, 1951, at Bath.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Makely Warters of Campbell; daughter, Betty Corey of Campbell;  brother, Leon Warters of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Clarence Noble of Penn Yan.  The body is at the McKee Funeral Home, Bath.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  (Buried in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY)

MRS. DELLA ELLEN WATTS CORSON
GAZETTE AND BULLETIN
AUGUST 8, 1946
Mrs. Della Ellen Corson, 71, wife of H. Edward Corson, 821 Cherry Street, died at her home at 9 p.m., Wednesday, August. 7, 1946.   Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, William H. of this city;  and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Willard Gamble of Antes Fort;  George Watts of Salladasburg;  Mrs. William Edler, Thomas Watts, Mrs. Willard Bennett, Mrs. Edward Welsh, Mrs. Alfred Confair, all of this city;  Mrs. Aaron Hamilton of DuBoistown;  Mrs. Bernard Confer of Proctor Star Route; and Mrs. Edward Kissinger of South Williamsport.  Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.  Mrs. Corson, a member of the First Evangelical Church, was an active member of the W.C.T.U. at that church. Burial will be in the State Road Church.

WILLIAMS - WHITNEY Beverly A.
Age 67, of Austin, PA, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Born on August 28, 1940 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Harold A. and W. Louise (Thompson) Williams. On April 2, 1960 in Austin, PA, she married James D. Whitney, who survives. Mrs. Whitney was a graduate of Austin High School. She had been employed as an assembly worker at the Galeton Production Manufacturing. Mrs. Whitney was also a member of Eastern Star and Austin Volunteer Ambulance service. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family and camping. Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother; are son, Donald (Kimberly) Whitney of Roulette, PA; and a daughter, Annette (Gregory) Knight of New York; sister, Carol Deasey of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport, PA, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Randall Headley officiating. Burial will be in the Williams-McFall Cemetery, Conrad, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton St., Buffalo, NY 14263; or Austin Volunteer Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.

WOODFORD Romanta
Jeweler and Watchmaker
Age 92, of West Water Street, Elmira, died peacefully on October 25, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Doris June (DJ) Woodford; son, Thomas Woodford of Rochester, NY; brother, Israel Woodford of Cuyler, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Woodford was a life member of the Ivy Masonic Lodge #397 of Elmira, NY, and was a member of Cuyler Grange #449 for over 70 years. He retired from Deister & Butler Jewelry Store and was a graduate of Morrisville College. Mr. Woodford was an avid Ham Radio operator. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service by the Ivy Lodge #397, Elmira. His funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Maple Wood Cemetery, LaFayette, NY, following his funeral service. Those wishing to remember Mr. Woodford may do so through memorials to the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

WOODHOUSE - WEBER, Linda
Age 55, of Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, October 21, 2007. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; a funeral service honoring her memory will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home; burial will be held at Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls. The Rev. J. Keith Kissel will officiate. She is survived by her husband, Gary Weber; son and daughter-in-law, Gary Christopher and Sarah Weber of Brunswick, Maine; daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah and Jonathan Prince of Mississauga, Ontario; and two granddaughters, Laura Prince and Aaliyah Weber. She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh "Woody" Woodhouse (1992) and Ethlyn Woodhouse (April 2007) and granddaughter, Lily. Linda was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights. She had a strong faith in God and loved to worship Him with her beautiful singing voice. She was also very active with her children as they were growing up, volunteering her time with many organizations they were involved in. She loved summers sailing on Seneca Lake with her family; and was a Past Commander of the Seneca Squadron of the United Seneca Power Squadron and served as Commodore and Vice-Commodore of the Finger Lakes Yacht Club. Memorials in her memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

WRENN Robert J. Jr.
Age 76 of Elmira, NY, died Friday, November 9, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, from 5-6:00 p.m. his service will follow there at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel E. Barner officiating. Interment to take place at the convenience of his family. We love you dad, father, husband, papa and grandpa. You will truly be missed. You have touched all of our lives forever. Go in peace. Honey I have loved you all these year, and I still do with all my hearts and soul. You were such a pleasant and grateful husband, and such a wonderful father. Your kids really loved you so much and I really miss you so much. You are in a better and safer place.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/11/2007 - 11/16/2007.



? BURBANK Imogene L.
73, Sayre, PA, died Saturday, November 24, 2007, at Sayre House, Inc. following a brief illness. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gary Smith officiating, Tioga Center Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.

? COMFORT Mary A.
(Red Diamond)
Age 62, of Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, October 22, 2007, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Robert; six children; mother, Helen (George) Frazer; sister, Kathleen Hubbard; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, October 27th, from 1 to 2 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Hack will officiate.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/26/2007.

? JOSLYN Margaret V.
Age 90, of Horseheads and Syracuse, died on Mon., Nov. 5, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Peg was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Joslyn in 1999. Her surviving family includes her daughters and sons, Larry (Mary Joe) Rankin of Holly Hill, FL, Stu (Pat) Rankin of Horseheads, NY, Peggy (Walter) Nowakowski of Clay, NY, Carol (Tom) Null of Augusta, GA, Nicole Argetsinger of Las Vegas, NV, Christyne Zimmer of Cape Cod, MA; 23 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Peg was also predeceased by a son, Edward Rankin; and daughter, Connie Root. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Port Richey, FL, and attended the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker whose greatest joy was caring for her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, from 12:00–2:00 p.m., where her service will follow at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment to take place privately at the convenience of her family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/8/2007.

? SCHOTT Gladys
Age 91, of West Elmira, died on Sunday, October 28, 2007, at home. She is survived by her husband, Everett Schott. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Gladys's honor at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2007.

? WIEDMAIER Eleanor G. "Ellie"
Age 72, of Big Flats, NY, died peacefully on Monday morning, November 12, 2007, with her family by her side. It was Eleanor's wish that there be no calling hours. The family will welcome relatives and friends to a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1100 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 11 a.m., Fr. Thomas O'Brien will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY immediately following. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Eleanor may do so through memorial to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.
 

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