This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
AUMICK David Andrew (SRGP 81453) 22, of Mansfield, PA, died August 26, 2006 at home. He was born October 27, 1983 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of David and Sally Wilkins Aumick. David was employed as a lineman by Hinkle & McCoy. He was a member of his union and VFW Post 6757, Mansfield, PA. David is survived by his father and stepmother, David and Kathy Aumick of Troy, PA; mother and stepfather, Sally and Gordon Lewis of Mainesburg, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Rachele and Joseph Fiske of Mansfield, PA; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Wilkins of Ft. Meade FL; two nephews, Joseph and John; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, noon - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.
BALTZ HARRIETT GREGG
Harriett B. Formerly of 72 Watercure Hill Road in Elmira, NY, died on March 21, 2006. She was born to Harry and Elizabeth Baltz on February 3, 1914. Harriett attended Elmira Free Academy, Cornell University and Elmira College. During their courtship, Harriett and Alden were featured in newspaper articles that profiled their sailing accomplishments. Harriett always said, "She was there for the bailing and the ballast." Harriett volunteered for many different organizations including the Elmira Historical Society, First Presbyterian Church's Garden Committee, Elizabethan Guild, Arnot Ogden Hospital, and others. Alden's parents, William Walker and Grace Alden Gregg gave Harriett and Alden land that had been in the family for generations, so they could build a home on East Hill, where they lived for nearly all of her married life. As an avid gardener, Harriett turned the East Hill clay into magnificent gardens that she shared with others. Harriett was also a talented quilt and basket maker and a collector of fine art. She loved the outdoors and playing tennis on their clay court. Harriett cherished her beloved "Dog," farm, gardens, fields and wild animals. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Alden Gregg; brother, Richard Baltz; sister, Jane Baltz Goodwin; parents, Harry and Elizabeth Baltz; and sister-in-law, Alice Gregg. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Gloria Gregg, Auburn, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Paul White, Hampstead, NH; daughter, Martha Locke, Kirkland, WA; sisters-in-law, Mildred Neale Baltz, Hagerstown, MD and Fort Myers Beach, FL, and Leslie Gregg Hunt, Fairport, NY; grandchildren, John Gregg, Lincoln, MA, Scarth Locke, Oakland, CA, Sarah Locke Yancey, Sandpoint, ID, Bretton White, Madison, WI, Brooke White, University, MS, and Dana Gregg, Newtown, PA; great-grandchildren, Grace Yancey, Evan and Paige Gregg; niece, Mary Baltz Curran, Earlham, IA; nephew, Rex Hunt, Rochester, NY; cousins, Carl and Sybil Edson, Elmira, NY, Judith Edson Sheasley, Elmira, NY, Beth Edson Frigard, Holliston, MA. Harriett's life was full and the lives she touched were many. She especially loved sharing her home and farm with her family and friends. Her family welcomes you to join them in the celebration of her life. Harriett's Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 Main Street, Elmira, NY, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th. After the service, everyone is invited for refreshments, conversation and celebration in the Great Room. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to remember Harriett may make a donation in her name to Elmira College, First Presbyterian Church, Chemung County Historical Society, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, or ARC.
BLAIR Kenneth John, Jr. Age 44, of Van Etten, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Binghamton, NY, October 30, 1961, the son of the late James and Sandra Blair. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Blair; son, Pvt. Michael Blair, U.S. Army, TX; daughter, Amanda Blair, Endwell; two stepdaughters, Jessica Shaffer, Binghamton and Mahri-Lyn Shaffer, Winter Haven, FL; three brothers, James and Kevin Blair, both of Loganville, GA, Frank Blair, Kirkwood, NY; sister, Rhonda Riker, Loganville, GA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Patricia Evans, Apalachin, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Virginia (Pauline) Blair; maternal grandparents, Frank and Helen Salerno. Ken served with the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger and later in the reserves during the Gulf War. He earned an Associate Degree in 1998 from Corning Community College and a BA degree in 2000 from SUNY Cortland. He was a member of the American Legion and the Van Etten Volunteer Fire Department. Ken was a New York State Corrections Officer at Elmira Correctional Facility, Elmira, NY. Friends may call on Friday, August 18, 2006, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. A memorial service will be at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Honor Squad of Chemung County, Capt. Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154, 236 Scottwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Ken was an organ donor.
BLINN ETHEL FREDERICKS
Ethel B. Age 84, died and Savior on Thursday evening, September 7, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Ethel was born on February 10, 1922, the daughter of the late Willis E. and Anna E. Totland Blinn. She retired as an executive secretary with AT&T in Morristown, NJ, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads. Ethel is survived by her son, Gary (Susan) Fredericks of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Kristen Fredericks of Smithfield, VA, Anna E. Fredericks of Big Flats, NY and Katharine Fredericks of Horseheads, NY; sister, Anna E. Colucci of Vineland, NJ; sister-in-law, Helen Blinn of Cape May, NJ; and several nieces, nephews. Predeceasing her were her brothers, Willis Blinn, Herbert Blinn and George Blinn. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Monday, September 11, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Fredericks' Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion of hours with her nephew, Rev. Gary Holden, officiating. Interment will take place at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Ethel may do so through memorial contributions to the Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/10/06
BLY Frank "Park," Jr. 75, of 5171 Thornton Road, Ellington, NY,
died at 9:44 a.m., Thursday, August 31, 2006, in his home. He was the husband
of Esther Miller Bly, whom he married on July 18, 1953 in Elmira, NY. He
was born July 28, 1931 in Corning, NY, a son of the late Frank and Grace
Bucher Bly, and graduated from Wellsburg High School and Alfred College.
He later served in the US Army as an MP in Albuquerque, NM. A retired Jersey
farmer, Frank also retired as District Director for the Farmer's Home Administration.
He was a professional dairy cattle judge as well. Besides his wife, survivors
include his children, Debra Tordoff of Ellington, Lori (Doug) Maloy of
Warren, PA, Kevin (Cindy) Bly of Cherry Creek, NY, and Scott Bly of Honolulu,
HI; six grandchildren, Jordan and Colin Bly Moyer of Ellington, Amiti Maloy
of Morgantown, WV, Scott Maloy of Warren, and Reece and Rylee Bly of Cherry
Creek; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a brother, Edward Bly; and two sisters, Marguerite
Lucky and Ruth Spicer. A private family interment will be in Valley View
Cemetery, Ellington. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday
in the Ellington Community Church. Friends will be received in the fellowship
hall of the church following the service Saturday. Memorials may be made
to the Faith Bible Chapel in Randolph, NY; or to the Ellington Community
Church in Ellington, NY. Arrangements are being handled by the Lind Funeral
Home, where e-condolences may be made at email@example.com
Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/04/06
Daily Review November 2002
Jonas S. Mast, 79, of Warren Center passed on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his home. Jonas was born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Holmes County, Ohio, a son of the late Samuel S. and Anna Swartzentruber Mast. He married Elma Mae Miller on March 5, 1942, in Dover, Delaware. A carpenter for most of his life, he and his wife, Elma, raised 12 children -- eight sons and four daughters: Anna, Enos, Henry, LeRoy, Gertrude, Sadie, Jonathan, Andy, David, Samuel, Elma and Melvin; 112 grandchildren; and 173 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the home in Warren Center on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 8 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. [Where is this cemetery - One person said it is in Delaware, but I see no logical connecton in this obituary to Delaware -]
BREHANEY - Cecil James Brehaney - Cecil James Brehaney, 75, of Westfield, Pa. died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1977 suddenly. He was born in Westfield, Jan 31, 1902, the son of James and Minnie McMahon Brehaney. Mr. Brehaney was a retire owner of a bowling alley. He was a member of St. Catherine's Church in Westfield, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Orael; brother, Dennis of Westfield; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Wilber of Westfield, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stebbins of Fairport, N.Y.; neices and nephews. Friends called at the Watkins Funeral Home Westfield. Funeral was at St. Catherine's Church today (wednesday) at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas J. McDermott officiating. Burial was in Mills Cemetery. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998 (Buried in Mills Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Potter County, PA)
CALHOUN Jesse A. Age 75, of Mansfield, PA and Renova, PA, died Saturday, August 12, 2006, at his home in Mansfield, PA surrounded by his family and soul mate. Jesse was born on December 4, 1930 in Gleasington, PA, the son of Jesse D. and Leah (Baughman) Calhoun. He had been employed by Consolidated Natural Gas, Leidy Station in Tamarack, PA as a head auto mechanic. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Renova, PA and attended the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, PA. Jesse was the treasurer of the New Maple Grove Cemetery Association in Leidy, PA, member of the Kettle Creek Sportsmen's Association, and a Volunteer Forest Fire Warden. For the past ten years his passion has been buying and selling antiques and traveling. Jesse was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Post War Occupation of Germany. Jesse is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kelly Calhoun of Butler, PA; a granddaughter, Rachel Calhoun of Butler, PA; foster brother, Howard "Sonny" Reese of Lock Haven, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Leah Jean and Stanley Barker of North Bend, PA; one niece, Debra Barker of Mill Hall, PA; and his soul mate and companion for nine years, Carole Schoonover of Mansfield, PA. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and communion will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at the St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, PA, at 6:00 p.m. A memorial service and communion will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Saint Clair Ave, Renova, PA, at 1 p.m. There will be a gathering of friends for food and remembrance in the Parish Hall immediately following the services on Thursday and Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jesse Calhoun's name to the New Maple Grove Cemetery Association c/o Kenneth W. Schoonover, 4409 College Ave., Corning, NY 14830, or to the Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.buckheit fcandcrematory.com.
CAMPBELL John W. Age 64, of Maple Street, Savona, NY, died Thursday, September 21, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was a Supervisor at Eaton, Horseheads, NY, a Navy veteran, and received a Bachelor's degree of Art from Elmira College. Survivors include: wife, Barbara Campbell of Savona, NY; three sons, John D. (Liz) Campbell of Potomac Falls, NY, Brian J.(Christy) Campbell of Clermont, FL, and David W. (Susan) Campbell of Salem, MA; two grandchildren, Jack and Ellie Campbell; his mother, Dorothy Campbell of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Fern (Bill) Leopold of Elmira, NY, and Anne (Dale) Turner of Moore Haven, FL. Calling hours will be Monday, September 25th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral service Tuesday, September 26th at 11:30 a.m. at the Bath V.A. Union Chapel with Reverend Linda Leibhart officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Bath National Cemetery.
COVEY Laverne Age 72, of Gillett, PA and formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit following an extended illness. Born on July 3, 1934 in Towanda, Laverne was a son of Claude and Iva (Eddy) Covey. He was employed by American LaFrance for many years and later worked for the ABB Company. He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha; children, Raymond (Debbie) Covey of Nelson, PA, Tina (Jerry) Mullen of Gillett, Charise (Mike) Vargo of Chemung, and Bonnie (Andrew) Stevens of California; seven stepchildren, 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances (Mark) Lear of Elmira, Isabelle (Richard) Johnson of Granville Summit, PA, Barbara Finnerty of Gillett, and Mae Barrett of Elmira; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Monday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, PA. The funeral will be held at the funeral home 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Laverne's name may be made to The Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/10/06
CRAWFORD Raymond D. Age 73, of Lockwood, NY, died Thursday, September 7, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born October 15, 1932 in Long Branch, NJ. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Mildred (Archer) and Raymond A. Crawford; and Aunt and Uncle, Lillian and Frank Stimax. Raymond is survived by, his wife, Carol Elizabeth of Lockwood NY; son and daughter-in-law, Gary S. and Dawn Evans Crawford of Neptune, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie D Crawford and Ken Montanaro of Barnegat, NJ; a daughter; Jennifer E. Tedesco of Lockwood NY; daughter and son-in-law, Christine R. and Edward A. Ryan IV, of South Waverly, PA; grandchildren, Edina Montanaro, Dylan Montanaro, Amy Lee Crawford, Darren E. Ryan, and Edward A. Ryan V; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Julie Larnard-Newbury and Joe Newbury of Towanda, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and special friends from the Lockwood Area. Raymond was a 15 gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired employee of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. His family and friends will remember his lifelong love of restoring and using old tractors in his other loves, farming and gardening. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton Street, Waverly, NY. The Rev. Roy Hansen will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Red Cross or donate a pint of blood in his memory. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/08/06
DAVIES SHIRLEY LOUISE COLE
Shirley Louise Age 85, entered Heaven's gates on August 12, 2006. Born in Elmira, NY on November 27, 1920, she moved to Jacksonville, FL after the death of her husband, Maxwell Cole, in 1992. Survivors include daughters, Jo Anne Long (Everett) Bennett, and Maxine Cole Evans ("Sheik") Spaulding; sons, George, Donald and Terry Cole; grandchildren, Darcy Bennett (Patrick) D'Errico, Sharon Evans Maximiek, Richard Evans, John, Todd and Renae Cole; great-grandchildren, Brendan and Keira D'Errico; sisters, Marion Moss, Marjorie Decker and Ruth Garrabrandt; and brother, John Davies. Memorial services will be held September 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Pine Valley, NY, where Shirley served as organist for many years. The Reverend Deborah Roe will officiate.
DICKENS Delia V. Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, September 18, 2006, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. She is survived by her nieces, Anne (John) Joyce of Lakeland, FL, Leslie (Jack) Plate of Racine, WI, Lynna (Jim) Hildner of Glen Ellyn, IL; nephew, D. Richard (Joyce) Dickens of Mora, NM. Delia was a lifetime member of Central Christian Church; she was a retired Secretary with New York State Chamber of Commerce, a member of CSEA, and a member of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary. A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, 309 South Main St., Elmira, on Sunday, October 29, 2006, at a time to be announced. Those wishing may make memorials to the Central Christian Church in Delia's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
DRAXLER Stephen Wesley George To our son, Stephen Wesley George Draxler, we say goodbye, we mourn his passing, but are comforted to know he lived his 17 years to the fullest. His music, sports, and other activities brought him joy. His love and love of life brought everyone who knew him joy and love. His radiance will forever shine on us all. Stephen is survived by his mother, Deborah "Dee" Draxler, Al Dalton; father, Dave Wilson; stepmother, Lori Jones; siblings, Megan Ulbricht and Bryan Jones; grandparents, Richard and June Draxler of Pine City, NY, Pasquale and (the late) Delores Santarone of Hamilton, MT, Sandi Wilson of Oroville, CA; great-aunts, Elsie Coburn of Garrattsville, NY, Marie and Seymour Shaw of Mansfield, PA; and family, Douglas, Kathy, and John Draxler of Mansfield, PA, Cherie and Dave Baldridge of Oroville, CA, Vicki, Dakota, and Daris Wilson of Susanville, CA; and his countless friends. Memorial services will be held at the Lassen High School Gymnasium, Susanville, CA on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Colonial Mortuary on Thursday, September 28, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
DUNTON H. Donald Of Southport died of Pneumonia, Saturday, August 19, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 94. Born in Leeds, Maine on July 6, 1912 he moved to Elmira in the early 1940's. He was employed by Schweizer Aircraft Corp. until his retirement. Mr. Dunton is survived by his wife Mary A. Dunton, son Edward Dunton, Southport; step daughter, Geraldine Stump, Lakeland, FL four step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. He requested there be no services. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/24/06
FENNELL BETTY L. WILLIAMS
Betty L. of Gaines, PA Age 93, died Sunday, September 10, 2006, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born July 8, 1913, in Middle Grove, IL, she was the daughter of Herbert and Sarah Douglas Fennell. Betty was married to Guy L. Williams, who predeceased her on September 5, 1998. Mrs. Williams owned and operated the Williams Motor Court in Ansonia, PA, with her husband. She was a member of the Galeton First Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sonya (James) Holleran of Wel1sboro, PA, and Mrs. Tanya (Sidney) Spencer of Pine Valley, NY; five grandchildren, James (Shelli) C. Holleran, Jr., Spring (Chris) R. Lohr, Jennifer Spencer, Jeremy Spencer, and Nathan Spencer; three great-grandchildren, Nolan Lohr, Jessa Lohr, and Madison Lohr; and several nieces and nephews, including Sharon (Charlie) Dincher of Mansfield, PA. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Friends may call Wednesday, September 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, with Funeral Services immediately following. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or the Alzheimer's Assoc. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
FISHER JANICE MARIE SCANLON
Janice Marie Age 67, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 3, 2006, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY, from complications of cancer. She was the loving wife of William Scanlon. Born February 16, 1939 at home in Enfield, NY. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Elvena Fisher. Janice was a loan officer at the First National Bank of Ithaca before her retirement and was also a past president of the Cayuga Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Watkins Glen, Eastern Star in Montour Falls, the Red Hat Society of Catherine and the Sweet Adeline's. She is survived by her husband, William; daughters, Lynne Baker-Osserman, Stacey (Kenneth) Roy; and son, Mark Baker; three granddaughters, Gwen Osserman, Brittney Baker and Danielle Baker; one grandson, Matthew Osserman; three brothers, Donald (Arlene) Fisher, Paul (Cathy) Fisher and David (Lorraine) Fisher; and one uncle, Keith (Jane) Leonard; and close friend, Ginny Fisher. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY, on Thursday, September 7, 2006, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and where a memorial service will be held at immediately following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Pete Hood and Rev. Leonard Miller will officiate. A private burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/05/06
FORTNEY Donald R. Age 74, died Friday, September 22, 2006, at the home of his niece, Jeanette Witucki, at Morris Run, PA. Born in Middleton, PA, January 12, 1932, he was the son of Daniel B. and Elsie Caton Fortney. He was an Army veteran serving actively from 1952-1955, and a reservist until 1958. He was a retired self-employed truck driver. His wife, the former Verda Sutton, preceded his death on February 7, 2001. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Fortney; and sisters, Catherine Cook, and Helen Dailey. He is survived by two sons, Charles Cody of Oklahoma, and Jonathan Cody of Texas; stepsons, Emery D. Taft of Corning, NY, and Adrian Hallett of Penfield, NY; his stepdaughter, Darlene Brown of Florida; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, September 26, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral and committal services will be conducted following visitation at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. G. Victor Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.
GRANGER IRENE JEAN BUSH
Irene Jean Granger Age 76, born November 16, 1929 in Elmira, died Monday, September 25, 2006, after a long battle with heart disease. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Theodore Robert Bush; their two children, Cheryl Jean Bush Sprague of Cincinnati, Ohio, and her family, husband, David Sprague, stepdaughter, Melanie Adams, her husband, Rob Adams, two step grandchildren, Robert and Terese Adams; and by her son, Daniel Raymond Bush and his family, Joyce Nolan, Denise Slade and Christopher Downs, and granddaughters, Amber and Skylar Downs. She resided in Elmira for many years and in Horseheads, New York until 1985. Irene was a longtime standing member of The National Federation of Business and Professional Woman's Clubs, Inc.; inducted into the Elmira City Woman's Bowling Association Hall of Fame; worked as office manager for Dairyman's League of Horseheads; worked for the Florida's Pasco County, Sheriff's Department warrants division; was the active President of the Italian American Association of Spring Hill, Florida. She loved organ music and was learning how to play for the last few years at Fletcher Music in Spring Hill. She was predeceased by her mother, Jean Granger Holmes; her stepfather, William Holmes; her father, Raymond Granger; and her brother, Chester Granger of Elmira, New York. A Memorial Gathering took place Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at Irene's home in Spring Hill, Florida. In Elmira, New York, the family will hold a Visitation at Ballard-Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Friday, September 29, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Irene Bush's name to the American Heart Association of the Southern Tier, 100 Northern Concourse, N. Syracuse, NY 13212
GROSS Morton Parsons (Mort) Age 81, of Fero Avenue, Corning, NY, died August 30, 2006 at the Corning Hospital. He was the husband of Waneta Pearl Rhoades Gross whom he married December 17, 1955. Mort was born June 19, 1925 in Tiadaghton, PA, the son of the late Robert W. and Hildred Parsons Gross. He attended Charleston High School, Mansfield State University, and other universities to further his education. Mort was a teacher for Northside High School from 1960-1964, and was a self-employed mason until his retirement in 1987. He attended Central Baptist Church, East Corning, NY, was a lifetime member of the VFW, member of the Corning Fish and Game Club, and was a Marine Veteran during World War II. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Morton T. (Tom) and Fayne Gross, Deltona, FL, Gordan Gross, Raleigh, NC, John and Susan Gross, Painted Post, NY, Phillip and Tina Gross, Lawrenceville, PA, and Hiram Gross, Corning, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Sam Dickerson, Clermont, FL, Vivian and David Ancell, Lumberport, WV, and Sonja Gross, Hartford Mills, NY; 14 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; Brothers, Donald Gross, Fairoaks, CA and Jim (Helen) Gross, Corning, NY; sisters, Lela Ames, Burbank, CA, and Francis (LuRa) Heichel, Addison, NY. He was also predeceased by his son, Eugene; and brother, Robert. Friends and family are invited to Mort's Life Celebration on Monday, September 4, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 11791 East Corning Road, Corning, NY. Funeral to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Ronald F. Aebersold officiating. A luncheon will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the VFW, Corning, NY. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
HAMILTON CHARLENE E. DEITRICK
Charlene E. Age 28, of 965 Oak St., Elmira, NY. She was born September 28, 1977 in Elmira, daughter of Charles R. Sr. and Connie L. (Seymour) Hamilton and died Thursday, September 7, 2006, at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her father, and is survived by her husband, Brian Deitrick, Sr.; son, Brian Deitrick, Jr., both at home; mother, Connie Hamilton of Elmira; brothers and sisters, Robert (Laura) Seymour of Denver, CO, Theresa Hamilton, Catherine (John) Wood, both of Elmira, Charles Hamilton, Jr. of Ithaca, and Leon Hamilton of Elmira; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Priscilla Deitrick of Corning; sister-in-law, Diane (Ron Lewis) Scotchmer of Kanona, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Charlene on Monday, September 11th, at 11 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Charlene's family offers a special thank you to Roswell Park Hospital, Southern Tier Hospice, Americare and Wellsburg Truck and Auto for all the care and support they gave during her illness. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/09/06
HAYES SHEREE LYNN SMITH
Sheree Lynn Of Spring Meadows in Romulus died following a lengthy illness at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the age of 50. Born on February 15, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, Sheree was the daughter of Harry and Roberta Drake Hayes who reside in Lodi. A resident of the Finger Lakes area for over 40 years, Sheree received her LPN degree from the Marion S. Whelen School of Nursing in Geneva and her RN degree from the Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. She was currently employed by the Elmira Psychiatric Center. A loving daughter, mother and grandmother, Sheree devoted her life to the nurturing of her children and later to her precious grandchildren. Sheree often filled her home with the delicious smells of homemade cooking. For relaxation, the garden provided a place for her to exercise her "green thumb" and Sheree's garden was always of showcase quality. In addition to her parents, Sheree is survived by her life partner, Ken Lenhardt of Romulus; one son, Scott M. Smith (Tara Bailey) of Watkins Glen; one daughter, Tara K. Robinson (Matthew) of Jacksonville, NC; three grandchildren, Madison Jayde, Leah Angelle and Nathan Scott; one brother, Grant Hayes of Charleston, WV and one sister, Kristin Swain of Ft. Wayne, IN. The family will be present to receive friends at the Covert Funeral Home, 7199 South Main Street, Ovid on Sunday, August 20, 2006 from 3-5 pm. In keeping with Sheree's wishes, no public services will be held. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Sheree's memory to kindly consider the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034, the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or Locks of Love, 2925 10th Ave., North, #102, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
HENSON UZLIA "JEAN" BARRETT
Uzlia "Jean" Age 79, of Mansfield, PA, died at home on Friday, August 25, 2006. Jean was born June 26, 1927, a daughter of Henry and Catherine (McMillen) Henson. She was the wife of the late Martin J. "Marty" Barrett, Jr. Jean was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA, the Good Neighbors Club, Santa's Gift Bag, the Ladies Guild and spent many hours helping in the kitchen at Holy Child. Jean is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Martina Jean and Dennis Strouble of Centerville, OH, Patricia Ann and Pasqualie Pape of Washington, DC, Kathryn G. Barrett of Mansfield, PA, Gail Marie and Dan Kauffman of Bartow, FL, Lori Lynn Barrett of Corning, NY; three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin James Barrett III of Mt. Pocono, PA, Michael Francis and Carolyn Barrett of Bremerton, WA, Kenneth Eugene and Kim Barrett of Cherokee, Iowa; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband in 1991; two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jean Barrett's name to the Holy Child Catholic Church, 243 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family with arrangements.
HILL MADOLYNNE J. HENRY
Madolynne J. Age 78, of Canisteo, died August 31, 2006 at Hornell. Born November 5, 1927 in Elmira to Laverne and Mabel Hill. Married in Elmira to Ellsworth C. Henry, who survives. Predeceased by siblings, Isabelle Smith, Virginia Kagrits, Robert and Donald Hill; stepbrothers, Russell, Charles and Robert Gill. Besides husband, other survivors include daughter, Cindy Matacale of Nunda; son, Ronald (Marilyn) Henry of Binghamton; sister, Sally Burnside of Elmira. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo with burial in the Hartsville Center Cemetery.
HUFFORD ESTHER E. TEBO
Esther E. Of Elmira, NY Age 94, formerly of Tioga, PA, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2006. Esther was born on January 1, 1912 in Northumberland, PA, the daughter of Harry and Alice Hufford. She married Thomas M. Tebo, Sr. on November 21, 1931, who predeceased her in 1985. She is also predeceased by her daughter, Marion Wheeler in 2002; brothers, Emerson and Howard "Bob" Hufford; sisters, Ina Leister and Lillian Alexander. Survivors are daughter, Ruth (Clifford) Cornell of Lake City, FL; son, Thomas Jr. (Peg) Tebo of Dundee, NY; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, special niece, Mary Gidney; and devoted friend, Robin Sherman. She was a devoted homemaker, loved her family, friends, playing the organ and crocheting. Esther played the organ as a member of the Tioga Methodist Church for 23 years. Calling hours will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, August 20, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal service there at 4 p.m. Pastor Beth Bouwens will officiate. Graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caton Methodist Church. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/18/06
HUGHES ALICE RITA "DEDA"JOHNSON
Alice Rita "Deda" Age 79 of San Antonio TX, died August 24, 2006 in San Antonio. Alice was born in Elmira a daughter of the late Edward J. and Alice (Aldous) Hughes. She was predeceased by her brothers, James E., Henry M., Robert J., Francis, John L., and her sister Margaret E. Brooker. Alice is survived by her husband Carl Johnson; daughter Rita; sons, Mark and Ronald; daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandchildren Elizabeth and John. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Edward J. and Dorothy Hughes; sisters, Mary T. Kennedy and S. Betty Hughes, RSM; nieces, nephews and many cousins of the Hughes and Manning families. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Pius Church in San Antonio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Elmira at a later date. Donations in memory of Alice may be directed to Vitas Hospice Care, 8109 Fredericks Dr., San Antonio TX 78229. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/10/06
HULETT PEARLE LILLIAN CHAPMAN
Pearle Lillian Hulett 93, of Zolfo Springs, FL, died Thursday, August 10, 2006. Pearle was born June 21, 1913, in Sullivanville, NY. Her funeral service was held at the Robarts Funeral Home, Wauchula, FL, on Monday, August 14th. Her nephew, Keith Hulett of Horseheads, NY, officiated. She is predeceased by her father, Albert Hulett; her mother, Mary Kocourek Hulett; her brother, Joseph Hulett; and her beloved daughter, Joyce Chapman Nichols. Pearle is survived by her husband, Bernard Chapman of FL; and her two brothers, Albert Hulett of Horseheads, and Robert Hulett of Erin, NY; and a grandson, Brian Nichols. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/21/06
JANOWSKY Julius C. Age 77, of Ashland, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 10, 2006, at home. He is survived by daughter, Cara Janowsky of Albany, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Stephanie Janowsky of Marlton, NJ; son, Blake Janowsky of Las Vegas, NV; son, Kane Janowsky of Sydney, Australia; grandchildren, Cole and Jared Janowsky of Marlton, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Joyce Janowsky; brother, Charles Janowsky; sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Donald Barron; sister, Doris Janowsky; and several nieces and nephews. Those wishing to remember Julius may do so through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
KECK Bruce F. Age 56, of Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA, died September 27, 2006 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Survived by wife of 30 years, Wahneta Cochran Keck; mother, Theda Keck; daughters and son-in-law, Gail and Scott Mahon, Horseheads, NY, Lori Widniekiwicz, Wellsboro; sons and daughter-in-law, Brent Whittle, Wellsboro, Raymond and Tammy Whittle, Little Marsh, PA; brother and sister-in-law, James and Jan Keck, Wellsboro; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Linda Cochran, Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend Bruce's Life Celebration on Sunday, October 1, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.
KOSINSKI CAROL A. HILL
Carol A. Of Elmira, NY died Saturday, September 9, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. Carol is the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Ross) Kosinski. She was born in Corning, NY January 15, 1945. Carol is survived by her daughters, Pam Youngs of Horseheads, NY, Michelle Hill of Orlando, FL; son, Richard Hill III of Elmira, NY; two grandsons, Michael and Ryan Youngs; one great-grandson, Zackery; very close and caring friends, Barb Dando, Charles Janowski and Dr. Draxler, for her wonderful love and care. Her beloved canine companions, "Moe" and "Tasha", also survive her. Carol was a beautician for many years in the surrounding area. Once she became a mother, she found more enjoyment in raising her family and giving them a peaceful home to live in, which she never let go of through her life. She loved her grandsons immensely and had a very special relationship with them. She cherished being the grandmother that everyone could depend on and loved to be around. This was known by many of her friends and neighbors as well. They could always depend on Carol. Carol loved the good times at her local hangout, the Field House next to her home. She loved her racing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to celebrate Carol's life. Funeral Services will follow at 6:00 p.m. The celebration will continue at the Riverwalk Café, 315 East Water Street (across from the Elmira Water Board) Memorial donations in the name of Carol A. Hill may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
LATTIMER MAE ELIZA GROVER
Mae Eliza Age 77, formerly of Hicks, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. She was born in Sayre, PA on February 20, 1929, the daughter of the late George and Eliza (Johnson) Lattimer. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Henry William Vann, Sr.; second husband, Samual Stevens Grover; two sons, David G. Vann and Francis E. Vann; daughter, Suzanne E. Vann; six brothers, Wilber, Carl, Earl, George, Hiram, Henry; five sisters, Hattie, Shirley, Myrtle, Ellen, Anna. Mae is survived by two sons and a daughter, Henry Vann, Sealy, TX; Alfred (Nancy) Vann, Johnson City, NY; Lucinda (Frank) Grezelczyk, Katy, TX; stepchildren, Lynn (Fred) Maki, Van Etten; Linda Grover, Ithaca; Brenda Grover, Lockwood; Douglas Grover, Lockwood; sister, Marjorie Brown, KS; brother-in-law, Robert Charles, Wilawana, PA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. before the service. Interment will be in Hicks Cemetery, Town of Baldwin, NY.
LEE SHIRLEY M. KEITH
Shirley M. Age 72, of 307B W. Fourth St., Elmira, NY. She was born October 22, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, daughter of the late Robert and Hannah (France) Lee and died Sunday, September 17, 2006, at home. She is survived by her husband, Fred Keith; children, Robert Duane Keith of Elmira, and Thella (Yves) Louis of Rochester, NY; granddaughters, Terry Booker of Corning, and Natalie Louis of Rochester, NY; sister, Gwen Anderson of Baltimore, MD; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. 5th St., Elmira on Thursday, September 21st, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Rev. Cephus McGee, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
LOVELL RUTH J. KENNEDY Ruth J. Of Galeton, PA 67, died Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Born February 14, 1939 in Galeton, she was the daughter of Lewis and Gladys Kio Lovell. She was married to Wilbur F. Kennedy, who survives. She was employed by the Westfield Garment Factory and the Ox Yoke in Galeton for the many years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and an avid bingo player. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Vickie Hurst of Galeton; five sons, Walter of Morgantown, WV, William of Littlestown, John of New Oxford, James of Galeton, and Robert of Thomasville; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Lovell of Jersey Shore; four sisters, Leona Huggler of Harrison Valley, Cecilia Pierce of Westfield, Josie Woodard of Wildwood, FL, and Edith Lockamy of East Berlin; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Scott and Wilbur, Jr. Friends may call Friday, September 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Lynn Geiser will officiate. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
LYCHALK Andrew J., Sr. of Galeton, PA 92, died Thursday, August 31, 2006. Born October 3, 1913 in Josephine, PA, he was the son of Michael and Susan Lucas Lychalk. On November 29, 1941, in Galeton, he married the former Eleanor Pepero, who survives. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1934 – 1941, mostly at Lyman Run as a First Sergeant. A World War II Veteran, he served with the U.S. Army as a military policeman in the Pacific Theatre, stationed in Korea. Mr. Lychalk was employed by the Galeton Foundry and Galeton Production Company in the shipping department for many years, retiring in 1978. He was an active member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, member and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #693, 4th Degree Assembly #2193, Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611, the Galeton Moose, the Brookland Club, and the National Slovak Society. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Andrew (Evelyn) Lychalk, Jr., and John M. Lychalk, both of Galeton; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Scott) Miller of Fulton, MD; three grandchildren, Crystal (Todd) Colegrove of Elkland, PA, Cory (Marisa) Sherman of Annapolis, MD, and Makenzie Miller of Fulton, MD; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Colegrove, Kendra Colegrove, and Ella Sherman; a brother, Frank Lychalk of Blairsville, PA; a sister, Betty Sheets of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister-in-law, Marie Pepero of Galeton; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Dixie K. Lychalk in 2003; one brother, and four sisters. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA on Monday, September 4, 2006, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Friends may call Tuesday at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/03/06
MACCAIG Nancy M. Age 66, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Elcor Health Services Center in Horseheads. She was a former school teacher and freelance writer. She wrote a social column in the Star-Gazette and The Corning Leader during the 1980's through 1997. She is survived by several cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Wootten, and her parents, Kenneth and Esther Morton MacCaig. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. Burial will be in Cameron Mills-Townline Cemetery, Town of Rathbone, NY.
MILLER Rexford D. Age 72, of Trout Run, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 4, 1934 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Elmer and Sadie Becker Miller. On April 2, 1955 he married the former June Smith; she preceded him in death in 2000. Mr. Miller was a construction foreman and ran heavy equipment. Survivors include his sons, Jan Miller, Broad Acres, Wellsboro, Scott Miller and his wife, Barb, Blossburg, Peter Miller and his companion, Tina Schultz, California; sisters, Betty Lori Snyder, NY, Lois Cort, MA, Sarah Bohnert, Wellsboro, and Donna Michael, NY; grandchildren, Casey and Laura Miller, Blossburg; and great-grandson, Ethan Stanley, Blossburg. In addition to his parents and wife, June, Mr. Miller was predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday, September 4th, from 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Activity Center of Broad Acres, Wellsboro.
MORRISON GLADYS GREEN
Gladys M. Loving wife, mother and grandmother Was born July 12, 1915 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of William and Clara Morrison, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 28, 2006, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 91. She is survived by her loving husband, Louis J. "Lou" Green of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne C. and Robert Vandenburgh; grandchildren, Stacie (Gerry) Anderson; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Arrianna and Annika; grandson, Erick Vandenburgh, all of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Dianna Green of Cornelius, NC; granddaughter, Jessica Hargrave and her children, Courtney and Dakota, all of Washington; along with several nieces and nephews. Gladys was an accomplished pianist and organist, playing in many of the local churches. She also gave lessons to many students. Her fondest memory was playing the organ at the Clemens Center. At the request of the family, there will be no prior calling hours. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. A Memorial Service honoring Gladys will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
MOSCH Albert R. Age 87, of Villa Park, CA, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Monday morning, August 21, 2006, from congestive heart failure. He was preceded by his wife of 49 years, Kathryn I. Mosch in 1996. His surviving family includes daughters, Donna M. Murdock, husband, Ernie of Williamsburg, VA, Anita J. Mosch and Cherri K. Franzen of Villa Park, CA; his sister, Dorothy Ainsworth of Corning, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Mosch retired from the American LaFrance Company after 44 years, his final position was Methods Engineer. He was a contributor to the design of the Century Cab fire truck. He was a past communicant of St. Peter and Paul Church and then St. Mary's Church in Elmira. He loved calling for both Bingo nights. Mr. Mosch was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was busy in his retirement as a school crossing guard and gardener. At his Elmira home on Maple Avenue he grew a variety of vegetables and sold them out front at his Evergreen Gardens stand. But his prized gladiolas were his favorites that he gladly sold at local florists and his stand. After his wife, Kathryn died in 1996 he became bi-coastal, living 6 months in Virginia and 6 months in California. In Virginia and California he continued his love of fishing and became an avid woodworker. Four years ago his health forced him to stay in California. A private memorial service will be held in Villa Park, CA, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request masses or donations to the charity of the giver's choice in the name of Albert R. Mosch. Condolences may be sent to 10151 Ludwig St., Villa Park, CA 92861, or 148 Sharps Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188.
NICHOLS GERALDINE MCGUIRE
Geraldine Nichols Age 73, died of cancer, April 24, 2006 in Chapel Hill, NC. Mrs. McGuire, from Horseheads, NY, graduated from Horseheads HS and SUNY Cortland College. She resided in Fairfax, VA prior to retirement in NC. Survivors include husband, Frank; son, David Folnesbee; sister, Arlene Nichols Neale; brother, Benjamin Nichols; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/10/06
NIVER Dick At approximately 2:20, Saturday afternoon, while surrounded by family, Dick Niver died. His confident, friendly, witty style was evident throughout his heroic struggle with cancer. Dick lived the majority of his life in the Elmira and Horseheads areas until fulfilling his dream of living on Keuka Lake. His family and friends know how much he enjoyed entertaining everyone there; laughs, great food, 'Pabst' and a great Manhattan, were never lacking; "If you go away hungry, it's your own (darn) fault" was his standard motto. Dick was a veteran in the U.S. Navy and served four years as a Radioman. For 39 1/2 years, he worked for New York State Electric & Gas as both a Lineman and Line Supervisor, retiring in April of 2003. Many years were spent in loyal service and patronage to the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 where he reigned as Exalted Ruler in 1976. Dick's life was full and the lives he touched were many. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Carpenter) Niver; daughter, Laurie (Killoran), her husband, Tom and two sons, Ryan and Shannon; daughter, Mary Beth and her son, Calvin; son, Rick, his wife, Kelly and their three children, Maegan, Cody and Paige; brother, Michael; and several in-laws/outlaws, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who so graciously set aside time to lift Dick's spirits during his 8 month courageous fight. The outpouring of love through cards and letters from extended family and friends was much appreciated. Dick requested that a funeral or service not be held. He wanted all of us to remember him in our own way. The family has planned a "Celebration of Life" to be held on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Elmira Elks Lodge located at 300 E. Gray Street from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All are invited to stop by to share in memories and the toasting of a life cut short and a man who will truly be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Dick's honor.
NOLAN MARY K. GATES
Mary K. Age 72 of 514 Balsam St. Elmira, NY died
on Sunday September 24, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary K. is survived by her loving husband Joseph F. Gates and her loving children, Susan Gates, Lackwanna, NY; Sharon Gates, Buffalo, NY Michael (Renee) Gates, Elmira Heights, NY Karen (John) Adams, Hamburg, NY; David (Debra) Gates, Buffalo, NY; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren, a sister, Jeanne (Roger) Dewey; brothers, Patrick (Karen) Nolan and Timothy (Joanne) Nolan; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends. At Mary K's request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Faith will be announced at a later date. Contributions in Mary K's name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY 14901.
OTIS Eugene A. Age 74, of Bolivar, NY, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, in the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. Eugene was born on October 14, 1931 in Williamsport, PA, a son of the late Arthur Faivre and Marion Robear Faivre. Eugene was formerly employed as a truck driver for Taynton Trucking Company in Wellsboro, PA. He served with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose - Wellsboro Lodge 1147. Eugene is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Jen Clark of England, Butch and Eva Otis of Kentucky, Steven and Lynne Otis of Chester, ME; four daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and John Allen, Kimberly Otis and Tami Dunlap of Wellsboro, Andrea and Steven King of Scranton, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and Richard Brill of Mansfield, PA, Dorothy Shaw of Wellsboro, PA; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, Eugene was predeceased by a half brother, Leonard Otis and half sister, Beverly Cuddy. At the convenience of the family, a graveside service will be held at a later date at the Bath National Woodlawn Cemetery, Bath, NY. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.buck heitfcandcrematroy.com
PEAKE WILLIS J.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, March 13, 1912
Willis J. Peake died at his home in Middlebury, Richardson County, Nebraska, on March 5th. He was born in Charleston, June 19, 1844, being the oldest son of Hiel and Nancy Talbot Peake. He married Chloe Bacon of Wellsboro, Sept. 9, 1866, who survives him. He served during the Civil War as a member of Company A, 187th Regiment, PA. Vols. Soon after the war he moved to Middleburg, Neb., where he had resided since. He leaves besides his wife, 6 children, three sons and three daughters; also one sister, Mrs Eliza Bockus, and three brothers-- Mark Peake, Elijah Peake and Chester Peake, all of Charleston.
PRITCHARD SHARON L. KELSEY
Sharon L. Age 61, of Elmira Heights, NY, daughter of the late Loren and Marie Pritchard, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Sharon is survived by her husband, Leon E. Kelsey; daughters, Linda Hallett of Virginia Beach, VA, and Susan Kelsey of Alexandria, VA; sons, Lewis (Glenda) Kelsey of San Antonio, TX, and Eric (Rhiannon) Kelsey of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren; sisters, Lauren (James) Clark, Jacqueline Pritchard, and Mary (David) Clark; several nieces and nephews. It was Sharon's request that services be held privately at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Arctic League, Inc., 114 W. 2nd Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
REED PEARL F. GREEN
Pearl F. Age 94, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Elcor Health Services, where she had lived for the past 13 years. Pearl was born June 30, 1912, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Ely Reed. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Edward Green, who died
, December 1982, and sisters, Lola Morrow and Helen Hugg. Pearl is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Edward C. and Barbara Green of Elmira; grandchildren, Eddie (Michelle) Green, and Denise (Daniel) McCarthy; great-grandsons, Eddie and Ryan Green, Tyler and Connor McCarthy; brother Richard Reed of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Pearl worked at Rosenbaum's and Iszard's for many years. She loved her vacations in Canada and the many boat rides while there. Pearl loved her grandchildren and will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be a funeral service at 4:15 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Private interment will be at Tyrone Cemetery, Tyrone, New York. Pearl's family would like to thank Betty Graham and her staff at Blakemore West for all they did while she lived there. Also, thanks to her nurses and the staff at Elcor Nursing Home. Special thanks to the wonderful people at Southern Tier Hospice who have been taking care of Pearl since November 2005, especially Sam, Mary Beth and Martha. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.
REHWINKLE Fred, Jr. Age 79, of 455 W. Thurston St., Elmira, NY. He was born January 9, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late Fred, Sr. and Helen (Strong) Rehwinkle and died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 59 years, Norma J. (Bauer); daughter, Cheryl of Syracuse, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Laurie of Long Island, NY ; and son, Roger and best friend, William Carson, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Jeremy with wife, Carrie, Jennifer with husband, Dan, and Nicolette; great-grandchildren, Francesca and Piper Lee. Fred retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after 38 years of service as a Corrections Officer. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, September 9th, from 1 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. A "Bon Voyage" celebration will be held for family and friends at the family's convenience. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/08/06
RIGGS KATHRYN B. GUBBINS
Kathryn B. (Riggs) Of Elmira, NY Age 89, died Saturday, September 23, 2006, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her loving children, Maureen Gubbins of Elmira, NY, C. Daniel Gubbins of Carrollton, GA; beloved grandchildren, Lisa Weston of Bethlehem, GA, Robert (Nicole) Weston II of Fairport, NY, Craig (Janet) Gubbins, Jennifer (Kevin) White, all of Carrollton, GA, Paul Gubbins of Georgia; much loved great-grandchildren, Coleman and Haley Gubbins, Victoria, Thomas, Benjamin, Johnathan White, Emily Kathryn Weston. Kathryn retired from Tomlinson Travelers Insurance Company as a secretary. She was a member of the following: Order of the Eastern Star, DOES, Eagles and Centenary United Methodist Church. At her request, there will be no prior visitation or services. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Red Cross, 462 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
ROWE Jonathan C. Jonathan C. Rowe, 59, of Pinehurst, NC, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Jon was born in Syracuse, NY on May 14, 1947. Jon graduated from Horseheads High School, Horseheads, NY in 1965. He was an outstanding athlete in basketball, football and baseball. He attended one year of college at Susquehanna University, PA, on a basketball scholarship. He served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1970, including one year of service in Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in 1975. He left the pharmacy profession after 10 years and worked for Corning, Inc. for several years, retiring from the company in 2002. He then was employed by Coty in Sanford, NC at the time of his death. Jon is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gloria, of Pinehurst, NC; one son, Chris and his wife Stacy of Clayton, NC; a daughter, Ali and her fiance Jeremy Patno of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by his mother, Eloise Rowe, and a sister, Sarah Young, both of Moultrie, GA. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Patricia Rathburn and Shirley Matthews; and his brothers-in-law, Ken Howland, Don Howland, and Jerry Howland. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Cuthbert Rowe, and a special aunt, Lillian Johnson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday. August 26, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Pinehurst United Methodist Church with Rev. Alan Bingham officiating. There will be no visitation. A service will also be held in Horseheads, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, Horseheads, NY 14845. Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst, NC is serving the family. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/25/06
SCOTT DOROTHY "DOT" SMITH
Dorothy "Dot" 79, of Roaring Branch, PA, died peacefully on August 19, 2006 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, PA. Dorothy Jean Scott was born May 9, 1927 on her family's farm in Horseheads, NY, to her parents, the late Burr and Eleanor (Rogers) Scott. After her graduation from Horseheads High School, Dot worked at Artistic Card Company, Westinghouse and National Home Corporation. On November 14, 1964, Dot married George B. Smith in Grover, PA. They settled on the Smith family farm on Parsons Hill. They were blessed with more than 40 wonderful years until his passing in September of 2005. During those years, Dot and George gave much of their time and affection as foster parents to over 70 children. Surviving are her daughters, Helen Tavira of Roaring Branch, and Mary (Wayne) Bronson of Canton, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, George, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a brother, Philip Wellington Scott of Watkins Glen; and her twin brother, Donald Gene Scott of Pine City. In keeping with Dot's wishes, services and burial will be private. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/22/06
SMITH Ida Mae Remington Rand Retiree Was born December 18, 1913 in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Persey and Elizabeth (Loomis) Smith, she died peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her brothers, Herman Smith and Dean Smith; sister-in-law, Lola Smith. She is survived by her sister, Irene Matson of Alba, PA; nieces, Marilyn (Todd) Christian and Elaine Matson; nephew, Gordon (Sidney) Matson. Ida Mae was a faithful member of the Central Christian Church. She retired from Remington Rand after many dedicated years of service and also was employed by Diamond Cleaners for many years. In accordance with her wishes there will be no prior services. She will be cremated at the Southport Crematorium, Inc. at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
SPENCER ALDA D. CRUTTENDEN
Alda D. Spencer Age 77, of #113 Proctor Avenue, Elkland, PA, died Thursday, September 14th, 2006, at her residence. She was born August 2, 1929 in Endicott, NY, the daughter of Perry and Ella Enderle Spencer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church. Survived by her husband of "57" years, Earl "Curly" Cruttenden; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Linda Cruttenden, Rochester, NY, Danny and Linda Cruttenden, Nazareth, PA; daughter, Ella Jean Cruttenden and Anthony Hickey, Elkland, PA; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Kim Cruttenden, Macedon, NY; grandsons, Mark Cruttenden, Nazareth, PA, Corey Cruttenden, Elkland, PA; granddaughters, Kelly Cruttenden, Buffalo, NY, Jamie Cruttenden, Pittsburgh, PA; great-granddaughter, Mikayla Cruttenden, Macedon, NY; "special niece", Jen Spencer Outman, Auburn, PA; sister, Verna Knickerbocker, Nelson, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harley and Lawrence Spencer; and sister, Shirley Outman. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Elkland United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Sharon Kent Offc. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church and Laurel Hospice in Alda's memory. Arrangements are in care of KENYON FUNERAL HOME.
STEDGE Earl A., Sr. Age 47, of Athens, PA, formerly of Elmira, died peacefully Thursday, August 24, 2006. Earl is survived by his wife, Maria; a son, Earl Jr.; and daughter, Mariaelaina at home; brothers, David Sr. of Elmira, Calvin Sr. (Darlene) of Elmira, Delbert (Shirley) of Athens, Wayne of North Carolina, Christopher of Florida; sister, Melinda (Larry) of Pine Valley; mother, Ann Taylor of Elmira; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Earl was predeceased by father, Ernest (2002) of Waverly; and brother, Francis Sr. (2005) of CA. Earl was a member of the Southport Baptist Church, a member of the (former) Elmira Auxiliary Emergency Force. Earl owned and operated "Earl's Locksmithing." Friends and family are invited to attend services on Friday, September 8, 2006, at the Keystone Baptist Church, Fulton Street, South Waverly, PA at 11 a.m. Arrangements were handled by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home of Athens, PA.
SUTTON Doris L. Age 42, of Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, died Wednesday, August 30th, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Doris was born August 14th, 1964, the daughter of Richard B. and Joyce Beardslee Sutton. Doris attended schools in the Elmira area and was in the process of obtaining her GED. She was a homemaker, and loved spending time with her soul mate, Michael Commander. Doris had a special fondness for fishing. She liked to watch wrestling, play cards, and the computer, and loved spending time with friends. Surviving Doris are her mother, Joyce; loving companion, Michael Commander; two stepsons; a daughter, Lisa May of Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Richard M. (Diane) Sutton; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Richard; and one daughter, Coral. Calling hours for Doris will be at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home on Oakwood Ave., Tuesday, September 5th, from 7-8 p.m. Funeral Service and Committal will follow calling hours at 8 p.m., with the Rev. David Fife officiating. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/04/06
THURBER Dealton L. Sr. "Deaker" Age 27 of 54 Level Acres Drive Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday August 23, 2006 very unexpectedly. Dealton was born July 24, 1979 in Elmira, NY the son of Dealton L. and Betty Squires Thurber Jr. "Deaker" was a graduate of Horseheads High School. He was pre-deceased by his father Dealton L. Thurber Jr.; his grandparents Garfield & Emma Squires and Dealton L. & Katherine Thurber Sr.; his father-in-law: John Uhler. Dealton is survived by his fiancée Christa Uhler; son: Dealton L. Thurber Jr.; mother: Betty Thurber; sister and brother-in-law: Heidi & Brian Eno Sr.; nephew and niece: Brian Eno Jr. and Nichole Eno; brother and sister-in-law: Benjamin Thurber & Staci Pronti; nieces: Deanna Pronti, Madlin Newcumber, and Mary Ganter; mother-in-law: Marilyn Uhler; sister-in-law: Aimee Uhler; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Scott Uhler & Laurie Havens; nephew: Nicholas Uhler; several aunts, uncles, cousins, great cousins and numerous special friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday August 26, 2006 from 10-11 AM. Dealton's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment in Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta, NY. The family will provide their own flowers. Donations will be accepted by the family in Dealton's memory. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/25/06
TOMLINSON Ronald R. Sr. Age 73, of 40 Rolling Acres Road, Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on January 12, 1933 in Mansfield, PA, a son of the late Russell "Pat" and Ilah (Hackenberry) Tomlinson. Prior to his retirement, Ronald was employed as a Campus Police Officer with Mansfield University of PA. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a lifetime member of the Mansfield V.F.W. and the Arnot Sportsmen's Club. Ronald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann (Dawson) Tomlinson of Mansfield; his mother, Ilah Tomlinson of Drakes Nursing Home in Galeton, PA; two daughters, Eva "Sandy" Frost of Covington, PA, and Robin Tomlinson of Mansfield, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark and Tommie Tomlinson of Westfield, PA, and Ronald Tomlinson, Jr. and fiancee, Carolyn, of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard LeRoy "Dick" Tomlinson in 1996. In accordance with the family's wishes a private funeral service will be held at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/25/06
TOOMEY JUDITH S. LAWRENCE
Judith S. (Toomey) 72, died suddenly on September 9, 2006. A native of Elmira, NY, she also lived in Boxford, MA for 31 years, where she was a school committee member and Chairman of the Masconomet Regional High School Parent Advisory Committee. She was active in community affairs and dedicated to the welfare of children. She was the daughter of the late Dr. J. Bernard and Marjorie (Shaffer) Toomey. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard T. Lawrence of Saugus, MA; four cherished daughters, Pamela S. Lawrence and Thomas Flaherty of Wakefield, MA, Cynthia M. Lawrence of New York City, Deborah A. Wolf and her husband, Joseph Wolf of Beaverton, OR, and Martha J. Lawrence of San Francisco, CA; six grandchildren, Randyll Collum, Christian Collum, Mary Kate Flaherty, Shannon Flaherty, Jared Wolf and Luke Wolf. She is the daughter-in-law of the late Mayor of Medford, MA, Walter E. Lawrence. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Helen Lawrence of Wakefield, MA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles Lawrence and Joanne Lawrence of Scituate, MA; sister-in-law, Bette Ann Lawrence of Durham, NC; nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Mrs. Lawrence will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Road, Topsfield, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Essential Tremor Foundation, P.O. Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285-4005. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Road, York, Maine, is directing arrangements.
VANDERPOOL J. Edward, Age 66 Of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at home. He is survived by significant other of 22 years, Mary Tadder; daughter, Tina Manion; David Tadder and Eddie Tadder; also five grandchildren. Edward enjoyed woodcarving. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, September 25, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.
WALSH Lawrence F. Age 68, of Aberdeen, NC, died suddenly Friday, September 15, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. In true Irish fashion, Mr. Walsh was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1938 in Elmira, NY. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy in 1957, and began what would become a large family. In 1964, Mr. Walsh and his family moved to Schenectady, NY where they spent the next 25 years before moving back to Elmira. In 1997, Mr. Walsh and his wife then relocated to Moore County, NC. At the time of his death, Mr. Walsh was employed by Upstate Detailing, Inc. as Director of Estimating. Mr. Walsh is survived by his wife, Peggy Walsh; daughter, Lawren Getz (Greg) of Katy, TX; daughter, Kathleen Laing (Jason) of Malta, NY; son, Daniel Walsh (Joy) of Glenville, NY; son, Stephen Walsh (Cynthia) of Burnt Hills, NY; son, Jonathon Walsh (Lisa) of Indianapolis, IN; and son, David Walsh (Melissa) of Lumberton, NJ. He is also survived by brothers, Richard Walsh (Francis), Paul Walsh (Vinona), John Walsh, James Walsh (Charlene); sister, Deanna Walsh; and is predeceased by his brother, Raymond Walsh. Finally, Mr. Walsh is survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held in Elmira, NY on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, from Noon-2 p.m., followed by a funeral at 2 p.m. Arrangements will be made through Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home located at 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be given to Sandhills Coalition for Human Care, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387, or Pinehurst United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4111 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374
WEBB Lynn David Age 41, of Portland, Oregon, died very unexpectedly on Friday, September 1st, while at work. Lynn was born in Corning, New York, the son of Leonard and Shirley Webb of Big Flats, New York. He was a graduate of Horseheads High and attended Corning Community and Plattsburg colleges, obtaining his Bachelors Degree. Lynn was an equipment operator for V.W.R. International in Tigard, Oregon. Lynn was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He loved photography, and had very much enjoyed working with kids at the Buddhist Temple in Portland, where he spent many volunteer hours. Lynn would go out of his way to help anyone, and his keen sense of humor rubbed off on anyone around him. Surviving Lynn are his parents, Leonard and Shirley of Big Flats; four sisters, Cheryl (Harry) Reidy of Horseheads, Candice (John) Phillips of Corning, Kim (Mark) Kimball of Clinton, South Carolina, and Kathy (Scott) Magaw of Moore, South Carolina; his former wife, Tina Webb of Portland, Oregon. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Shara, Conor, Aiden, Zachary, Jared, Mariah, Brandon, Cerissa, Aaron, Ryenna, and Kalyn. Calling hours for Lynn will be at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th. The Funeral Service will be held there at 11 a.m. on Friday. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, New York. The family has requested that those wishing to send memorial contributions that they be forwarded to New Avenues for Youth, 1220 S.W. Columbia, Portland, Oregon 97201. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/06/06
WINNER Durward Kramer Rev. Durward Winner, died August 12, 2006 in Umatilla, Florida. He was born November 6, 1915, the son of Ida and Otto Winner of Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Marion; one brother, Aubrey (Vivian) of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Norma McFarland of Carmen, Idaho; two sons, Warren (Theresa) of Rock Stream, New York, D.L. (Lori) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Roberta Forrest (William) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Joyce Patrick (John) of Palm Springs, Florida, and Darlene Wilkins of Ocoee, Florida. He has 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Memorial Services were held August 26, 2006 at Ocoee Church of God, Florida, with Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/09/06
? MARY A. MCLAUD
Mary A. Age 87, died quietly on August 30th at the Presbyterian Home in Oakmont, PA. Mary is survived by her son, Dave Smith and his wife, Jackie of Rochester, NY; her daughter, Connie Fitzgerald and her husband, John of Oakmont, PA; and her four grandchildren, Bretney Smith, Alec Smith, Chase Ames, and Lindsay Diehl. She is also survived by her stepson and stepdaughter, Bill and Mary McLaud. Mary was a resident of Elmira from 1952 to 2004, and had been married to Bob Smith. Some years after Bob's death, she married Bud McLaud. Mary was the sister-in-law of Mim McLaud, her best and longtime friend, and she was practically a second mother to Carrie Ziegler of Elmira. Mary will be missed by many. She was a wonderful mother, always there for us kids when we got home from school, a terrific cook, and was known for her tremendous sense of humor. She was always optimistic, upbeat, and loved to laugh. During her many years in Elmira she was a member of the Elmira Country Club, the First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Hospital, and loved her bridge club and all the ladies in it! A memorial service will be held in Elmira at a later date to be announced.
? DORA B. MOSCH
Dora B. 80, of Sarasota, Florida, died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, September 17, 2006. She was born June 29, 1926 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and had moved to Sarasota 5 years ago from Horseheads, New York. She was a homemaker and retired Grape Vineyard Tender. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Austin D. Mosch of Sarasota; two daughters, Lorraine (John) Schuh of Sarasota, and Cindy (Tom) Brockway of Painted Post, New York; one son, Duane (Sheri) Mosch of Aiken, South Carolina; sister, Delores Talley of Horseheads, New York; and seven grandchildren. Interment and services will be in Hector Union Cemetery, Hector, New York at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Tributes & Memorials Sarasota-Manatee Branch, 2999 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34239. Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory, 5750 Swift Road, Sarasota, Florida 34231, (941) 926-2223, is in charge of the arrangements
? FLORENCE EPSTEIN SANDERS
Florence Epstein Age 70, of Western Avenue in Albany, and longtime resident of Elmira, NY, died Friday morning, August 18, 2006, at her Albany residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Brooklyn, NY, resided for a time in Staten Island, and had been an Elmira, NY resident for 29 years. She was employed with her husband, Mark, in his optometry practice in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark Sanders; devoted mother of Debra Zimring (Jeffrey) of Albany, NY, Adrienne O'Neill of Pittstown, NY, and Paul Sanders of Boston, Massachusetts; cherished grandmother of Steven and Haylea Zimring, Michael O'Neill and Nicholas Ruf. Funeral services and interment were held in Albany, New York, on Sunday August 20, 2006. Funeral arrangements were by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany, New York. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/22/06