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ARNOLD - (Celestia Arnold McCaffrey) - At the home of her son, William C. McCaffrey, 537 Benton Street, July 18, 1934. Celestia, widow of Peter McCaffrey. Besides her son, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ganung of Elmira, NY, also two grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at 2 o'clock form 537 Benton Street. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. [Rochester NY]

Wellsboro Gazette – March 5, 1964
Theodore H. Becker, formerly of Wellsboro and known throughout Tioga County died last Wednesday in a Washington, D. C. Hospital following a long illness.  Among his survivors are his widow, nee Madge Jordan of Wellsboro; his mother, Mrs. Miller Becker; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Staffeil of Evanston, Ill; a son, Theodore, Jr. of Chevy Chase; a brother, Kenneth Becker of Watsontown; two sisters and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held last Friday at Bethesda, Md.  Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dean of Wellsboro and Kenneth Becker and son Dartt and wife of Watsontown.

Lois S. Of Gaines, PA 82, died Saturday, October 21, 2006. Born April 10, 1924, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of William and Della Ladd Benn. On February 10, 1945, in Elmira, she married Richard E. Batterson, Jr., who survives. She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star #33 in Westfield and attended the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Surviving besides her husband are: four sons, Larry (Kathy) Batterson of Beech Creek, PA, Bruce (Pauline) Batterson of Galeton, Philip (Janice) Batterson of Gaines, and Timothy (Teri) Batterson of Galeton; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, William L. Batterson in 2000; her stepfather, Philip C. Schwab; and her stepmother, Mabel Benn. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 24, 2006, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., with services at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz and Teri Batterson will co-officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the OES Scholarship Fund, Westfield, PA 16950, the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922, or the Galeton Library, Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

CARUSO Angelo B. age 80, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on October 13, 2006 in Rancho Cordova, Calif. He was the beloved husband of Vera Caruso for 42 years. Father of John Caruso of Ithaca, NY and Peggy Caruso of Coral Gables, FL, and step-children Gary Knight, Dennis Caruso, Sheryl Hopper, Linda Knight, Patricia Rawstrom, and Vera Knight. He had 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The brother of Rocco Caruso and Anne Hockstaff, he also leaves nieces and nephews. Angelo loved to work on and build cars, typewriters, airplanes, doll houses, and go-carts. He also loved to paint pictures. Services were held at Miller Funeral Home and Interment was at Lakeside Memorial Lawn in Folsom.

Emilie J. Age 58, of 3329 County Rte. #3, Addison, New York, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at home. Emilie was born in Elmira, NY on August 8, 1948, a daughter of Lincoln and Mary Sheen Chase. She married Sheldon L. Hibbard on April 8, 1965 in Nelson, Pennsylvania. She was a 30 year employee of Corning, Inc., retiring on January 31, 2005 from the Erwin Plant, where she worked as an operator in development. She was a member of A.F.G.W.U. Local #1000. She enjoyed being with her loving family, riding her motorcycle and was a member of the National Association of Harley Davidson Owners. She enjoyed gardening, raising plants and flowers, She is survived by her husband, Sheldon; two daughters, Deborah Rothmund of Brockport and Shelby Mincer of Bloomfield; a son, John Hibbard of Elmira; six grandchildren; a sister, Kay Lamphier of Perry. It was Emilie's request that there be no public calling hours or services. Arrangements are in the care of the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. Memorials may be made to the Addison First Baptist Church, 14 Baldwin Ave., Addison, NY 14801, in Emilie's memory.

Sue A. Age 63, died in her home in Horseheads on Wednesday, October 25, 2006. Sue was born in Elmira on September 21, 1943, the daughter of Charles and Lucy Collins. She graduated from Edison High School and worked for many years at Garner's and later at Panosian's. She enjoyed singing with the Elmira Choral Society and appeared in Elmira Little Theatre musicals. She was an active member of the Big Flats Red Hot Hatters chapter of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her brother, James Collins; sister, Nancy Isaacs; husband and companion of 43 years, Delbert Edkin; son, Joe Edkin; and three stepsons, Daniel Edkin, James Edkin, and William Edkin and his wife, Patricia and their children, William, Alicia, Daniel, and Erika. A memorial will be held in November at Barber Funeral Home at a date to be determined.

Wellsboro Agitator – April 18, 1923
Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Patrick, aged 73 years, of Wellsboro, who was born March 27, 1859, a daughter of the late William and Mary Cool (Kuhl) Coolidge, died last Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Robert Benjamin Patrick.  The funeral was held Friday and the remains were taken to Presho, N. Y., for interment.  Mrs. Patrick was the widow of the late Wilbur Patrick, who died in May, 1911 She is survived by two sons - Robert B., of Wellsboro, and George, of Caton Center, N. Y.; also by one sister, Mrs. Agnes Thomas, of Delmar; three brothers, Charles and Gilbert Coolidge, of Delmar, and Louis Coolidge, of Woodbury, N. J., and by one half brother, Fred C. Coolidge, of Wellsboro.  (note:  she was 5 months old on 1850 census)

Wellsboro Gazettet – July 12, 1995
Paul S. Coolidge, 82, of Bethesda, Md., died Thursday, June 15, 1995, at home.  Born March 11,1913, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Frederick C. and Mazie Keeney Coolidge. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from Mansfield University in 1935, and taught music and basketball in New York state for three years.  In 1938, he moved to Washington, D.C. He was employed as a sales manager with the Proctor- Silex Corp. for 37 years.  Mr. Coolidge was a member of the board of directors of the Electric Institute ofWashington, D.C., for three years and served as president of the institute in 1972.  Other civic and social affiliations include: member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, secretary-treasurer of Edgemoor Club, F. & A.M., 659, New York, and Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  In addition to a lifelong interest in music, and such spectator sports as football, baseball and basketball, he was an avid tennis player until the age of 80.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Olive Harris Coolidge of Bethesda, Md.; three children, Carol Dawn Lemire of Rockville, Md., David A. Coolidge of Crofton, Md., and Jack H. Coolidge of  Crofton, Md.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Private memorial services were held Wednesday, June 21, at the Bethesda United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wayne DeHart officiating.  Burial was made at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md. Memorial donations may be made to the Montgomery Hospice Society, 1450 Research Blvd.,  Suite 310, Rockville, Md., 20850.

Antonia V. Age 101, of W. Church St., Elmira, New York, died on Saturday, December 16, 2006. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. She is survived by nieces Bernadette Quatrini and Frances Farzley; nephews Anthony, Frederick, and Gerald DeFilippo, Anthony and Frank Carrozza; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Antonia was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Frederick Quatrini, who died in 1982; brothers Anthony and Ranieri DeFilippo; sisters Cecilia Carrozza and Julia St. Amand. Antonia retired as a law office bookkeeper from the DeFilippo Brothers Law Firm in Elmira.

DICKEY Thomas D. Retired New York State Trooper Age 65 of Big Pine Key, FL formerly of Horseheads, NY died suddenly on October 15, 2006. Tom was born on April 25, 1941 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late Douglas E. Dickey and Dorothy L. Turner Dickey Guardian. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Charles Dickey. Tom retired after 31 years of dedicated service from the New York State Police as First Sergeant at the Canandaigua Troop E Barracks. He was stationed at the Horseheads Barracks, the Painted Post Barracks, and the Canandaigua Barracks during his career with the New York State Police. He was District Secretary for Florida Bermuda Moose Association and Past Governor of Big Pine Key Loyal Order of Moose. He is survived by his daughters: Kimberly Dickey of Horseheads, NY and Shelley Dickey of Syracuse, NY; sons and daughter-in-law: Thomas L. Dickey of Syracuse, NY and Scott & Kelly Dickey of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren: Dylan, Kyla, and Autumn; brother: Robert Dickey of Hamburg, NY; loving and devoted companion Donna A. Sargent; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Time of Remembrance and Reflections of Tom's Life on Saturday November 4, 2006 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Tom through memorials to Trooper Andrew J. Sperr Memorial Park c/o NYS Trooper Foundation 3 Airport Blvd. Latham, NY 12110-1441.

GEIST Phil L. Age 54, of RR #4, Westfield, PA, died October 17, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born April 6, 1952 in Allentown, PA, the son of Walter and Virginia Derr Geist. He was an oven operator for St. Mary's Carbon Co., Galeton, PA. He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Bryan Geist, Macungie, PA, Kevin Geist, Fleetwood, PA, Caleb Geist, Westfield, PA, Zachary Geist, Orwigsburg, PA, Anna Geist, Westfield, PA; parents, Walter and Virginia Geist, Sinnamahoning, PA; four grandchildren; brothers and sister, Jeff Geist, Sinnamahoning, PA, Greg Geist, Lawrenceville, PA, Shelly Danni, Allentown, PA, Scott Geist, Mertztown, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service at the family home, Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.

Camille Marie (Giroux) Retired School Administrator Age 56, of Dininny Road, Waverly, NY, lost her valiant battle with cancer on Thursday, October 26th, 2006, at home. Throughout her courageous battle with cancer, Camille never lost her faith or her beautiful smile that gave strength to so many. She was born May 3, 1950 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George Dexter and Marian Lucille (Brewer) Giroux. Survivors include: life partner, Susan B. Park of Waverly, NY; son, Christopher (Christine) Meek of Stamford, CT; sisters, Nancy (Bill) Stone of Lady Lake, FL, Bonnie (John) Page of Bath, NY; brother, Dexter (Lucy) Giroux of Livonia, MI; her beloved pets, Emmie Carolyn and Megan Marie; along with grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Camille was a longtime employee of S-C-T BOCES and retired from the Watkins Glen Central School District. Her professional career included speech therapy, deaf education, special education trainer, school administrator, and college adjunct faculty sign language instructor. She volunteered her sign language skills for legal, medical, educational and social needs of the hearing impaired in the surrounding areas. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, October 31st, at 2 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church. Immediately following the service, a Celebratory Gathering/Meal will be held at Tomasso's Restaurant, Route 17C Waverly, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Camille M. Meek may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Blauvelt Funeral Home.

GREEN Garland B. Age 91, of Tioga, PA, died Monday, December 18, 2006, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tioga, PA, with Rev. Albert Leonard as celebrant. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY, with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Garland's name to St. Mary's Catholic Church, c/o Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

HARVEY, Ethel  (SRGP 21939) - The community was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Ethel Hager, (age 63) wife of Stephen H. Hager, of Candor, NY. Mrs. Hager suffered an apoplectic seizure Friday morning, October 22, from which she did not recover and died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 23, 1943. She was born June 6, 1880, in Mansfield, the daughter of Asa and Harriet (Beardsley) Harvey. Sept. 20, 1897, she was united in marriage to Stephen H. Hager. Mrs. Hager was a faithful member of the Baptist Church, taking an active part in all of its activities. Besides teaching a Sunday School class for a number of years, she prepared the communion set for over 20 years and had missed communion only once due to illness. She was also a member of the Rebekah and Pocahontas. All these organizations will greatly miss her tireless efforts, but the people whom she had befriended,  her neighbors, the four aged and feeble persons in her home, will miss her tender care and cheerful manner most. She was always willing to aid and assist all who needed it. Funeral services were conducted from the Candor Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Grant A. McMichael, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hager is survived by one son, Irvin R. Hager; two grandchildren, Mrs. Roberta Hover and Miss Wanda Hager; one great-granddaughter, all of Candor; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Benson of Van Etten, and Mrs. Mildred Sprague of Wingdale; two brothers, Harry Harvey of Lambs Creek, and Howard Harvey of Candor, and several nieces and nephews. Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. & Mrs. Olin Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Morgan and families, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Harvey, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Harvey, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Hager, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hager, Mr. & Mrs. Harland Sherman, all of Mansfield; Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Hager, Waverly; Mrs. Emma Hover and Doyle Saxe and family, Newark Valley; Mrs. B. Saxe, Owego; Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Sprague, and Mr. Benson, Van Etten; Mrs. Florence Strubble and son, Harry, Trumansburg. - Mansfield Advertiser, Nov. 10, 1943, p. 15

HENDRICKSON Robert A. Age 56, of 4394 South Hill Road, Campbell, NY, died Monday, October 30, 2006, at home. He was born in Elmira, the son of Eugene and Eilene (Alexander) Hendrickson. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira, with 37 years of service. He was an avid hunter. Robert will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Burgess) Hendrickson; three daughters, Louise (Matt) Nowicki of Coopers Plains, NY, Billie Jo Hamilton of Little River, SC, Denise Hendrickson of Little River, SC; three sons, Robert (Linda) Hendrickson of Yigo, Guam, David (Leslie) Magee of Dansville, NY, George (Bridget) Magee of Gowanda, NY; 14 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Harold Hendrickson; and his sister, Betty Hendrickson. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 at Fagan's Inc. Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, NY. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 120 Rumsey Street, Bath, NY. Interment will be Thursday in Bath National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

Wellsboro Gazette - October 13, 1927
Death of Former Wellsboro Girl
Mrs. A. W. Ryan, aged 28 years, who before her marriage was Miss Hazel Jordan, of Wellsboro, died at her home in Los Angeles, CA., last Friday. Mrs Ryan is survived by her husband and a son, Jordan, aged 7 years; her mother, Mrs Cora Jordan and a sister, Madge, of Williamsport; also 2 brothers, Wilford and Frank Jordan of Rochester

KNIER SFC Tony L. Age 31, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Westfield, PA, died on Saturday, October 21, 2006, in Iraq. He was a U.S. Army Ranger serving with the 82nd Airborne. Tony was born on March 20, 1975, a son of the late Richard Knier and Betty Tidwell of Springfield, TN. Tony was the wife of Bobbi (Kline) Knier. SFC Knier is survived by his mother, wife; three children, Marcus Knier, Dakoda Knier, Kayli Knier; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Trish Knier of Clarksville, TN; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Kissinger of Orbisonia, PA. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Wellsboro Firemen's Annex with full Military Honors.

LEHMAN Herman W. "Bill" 86, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, October 29, 2006. Born August 7, 1920 in Ulysses, he was the son of William A. and Gladys Sexton Lehman. On September 9, 1944 in Ulysses, he married the former Frances Montgomery, who predeceased him on June 21, 2000. He was employed by Barnett Bros. for 29 years. He and his wife owned and operated the Black Forest Trading Post in Ulysses Township for many years. Bill was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, the Brookland Club, and a charter and life member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company in Ulysses. He served as a volunteer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport since 1987. Surviving are: a son, William M. (Susan) Lehman of Ulysses; two daughters, Susan (Robert) Campbell of Kissimmee, FL, and Rita (Gary) Erway of Ulysses; seven granddaughters, four step grandchildren, three great-grandsons, eight step great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Harvey Lehman of Milton Freewater, OR, and Benjamin C. (Patricia) Stone of Wellsboro; two sisters, Pauline Barnes of Texarkana, TX, and Addie (James) Green of Waco, TX; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by sister, Marian E. Connolly; and a step grandson. Friends may call Thursday, November 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915, the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948, or the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, PA 16948.

MANCHESTER Ellen J. Age 60, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, October 29, 2006. She was born on January 22, 1946 in Endicott, NY, a daughter of the late Emmett W. and Helen (Bomboy) Manchester. Ellen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, PA. She loved to volunteer, taking pictures, her cats, and her grandchildren. Ellen was very active in the Tioga County Historical Society. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Carrie and Henry Sernak of Hazelton, PA, Theresa Broughton of Corning, NY; two brothers, Kirk Manchester of Roma, PA, Daniel Manchester of Thorton, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Andrew Jones of Ebensburg, PA; grandchildren, Eric Toothaker, Tanya Toothaker, Brandon Toothaker. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA, with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, or to the Tioga County Historical Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

MANSELL Theodore A. "Ted" Age 85, of Millport, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. Ted was born in Benedict, PA, January 6, 1921, the son of the late Leonard and Emma (Grazier) Mansell. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Foster) Mansell; daughters, Cindy (Jack) Burdick of Breesport, NY, Bonnie Lacombe of Dallas, TX, Georgeann Copestick of Palm Harbor, FL, Betsy (Gary) Wiser of State College, PA; grandchildren, Tina Hooey with her children, Brianna and Emma; Tracey (Jon) Otten with her children, Sarah and Erin; Tim Copestick with son, Ryan; Wendy (Joe) Davidson with son, Hayden; Marcie (Chad) Rockey with daughters, Emma and Sydnee; Alan Wiser; sister, Alma (Forde) Page of N. Kingsville, OH; and sisters-in-law, Lucille Mansell of State College, PA and Laura Mansell of Lindenwold, NJ. Ted was also predeceased by his brothers, Leonard, Leroy and Benjamin Mansell; and sister, Ada Daley and stepson, Don Ellenberger. Mr. Mansell was an active member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church, member and Past Master of Elmira Heights Lodge #913 F.& A.M., and member and Past Patron of Alert Chapter #648 O.E.S. He was a retired painting contractor and member of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Union local #178. Ted was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired Sergeant, having served his country during WWII in the Army Company D 127th Infantry 32nd Division stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines. In his leisure Ted was an avid bowler belonging to the Paramount Lanes 700 Club and avid golfer with the Masonic League. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Today, Wed., Oct. 25, 2006, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. where his service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Deborah Roe officiating. At the conclusion of his service Ted will be accorded full Military Honors. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, 529 Pine Valley Rd., Pine Valley, NY 14872, or the Susan B. Komen Foundation, Elmira Chapter, 707 Tifft Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. NOTICE: Officer and members of Elmira Heights Lodge #913 F. & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Today, Oct. 25, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother, Signed, Julian Scarpa, Master.

MARKS Richard J. "Rich" Age 79, of Ft. Myers, FL and formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday October 24, 2006. Rich was born on June 5, 1927. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty M. Marks of Ft. Myers, FL; daughter, Bonnie (Benny) West of Elmira Heights, NY; son, Richard (Kathy) Marks Jr. of Largo, FL; grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Angela, Joseph and Ryan. Rich was the owner and operator of The Corner Bar in Elmira Heights. The family will hold a private Memorial Service.

NERO James A. A resident of Gillett, PA died on Friday December 15, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 81. James was born on September 6, 1920 in Waverly, NY son of William & Mary Nero. He was the husband of Ruth Finch. James was employed for the Hide and Tallow. He enjoyed family times and socializing with his many friends. Surviving is his sister Ruth Meador along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Nero requested there be no services.

Wellsboro Agitator - April 26, 1911
- Avery Patrick, aged 75 years, a native of Chatham, died Sunday at the Tioga County Home.  The remains were taken to Little Marsh yesterday for interment.

Wellsboro Gazette – November 2, 1911
During a Fit of Despondency Sherman L. Patrick Takes a Dose of Paris Green.   During a fit of despondency caused by ill health Sherman L Patrick, of
Delmar, committed suicide at his home in Coolidge Hollow, last Friday by taking a dose of paris green.  He was 36 years of age.  Mr. Patrick had been in poor health for several months, over which he had brooded considerable and was very despondent at times.  He had been quite ill several days previous to taking the fatal dose.  At an early hour Friday morning when a brother of Mr. Patrick left the house to go to work he appeared to be resting quietly.  Later when the mother arose to prepare breakfast she visited the room of her sick son but he was not to be found.  She then went out to the barn and found him seriously ill, which afterwards proved to be from the effects of the poison which he had taken about 7 o’clock.  Several hours later he told members of the family what he had done but by then it was too late to save his life.  He died about one o’clock.  The deceased is survived by his mother and two brothers, Benjamin, at home, and George Patrick, of Painted Post, N.Y.

Isaac RANDALL Obituary
Dies: Thursday - 26 February 1885  Sayre, Pa.
Obituary Published by the "Elmira Daily Advertiser Newspaper" and published on Monday, 2 March 1885
An Old Gentleman Passes Away.
 Thursday afternoon last Isaac RANDALL, formerly of this city, died at the home of his son, Jesse RANDALL, Sayre, Pa., aged seventy-one years. He leaves besides his aged widow, nine children--three sons and six daughters. His sons are Jesse, living at Sayre; Stephen, living at DeSota, Missouri, and Hiram in Colorado. His daughters are Mrs. Melissa KNAPP, of Chemung; Mrs. George GRACE, Sayre, Pa; Mrs. William VISSETT, Tioga, Pa.; Mrs. Martin MacAFEE, Springfield, Pa.; Mrs. Thomas WAINWRIGHT, of Dakota, and Mrs. Frank GETCHELL, of this city. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Sayre, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment took place at Waverly.
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Aged Widow is: Hannah INMAN RANDALL
Interment was in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, NY on Sat. - 28 Feb. 1885
Tombstone inscription, in cemetery reads Isaac was born in 1814.
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RICH Joseph Patrick Age 55, died very unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Saturday, October 21, 2006. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Cynthia; daughter, Allison; son, Joseph (girlfriend, Jessica Hooey); stepson, Richard Thompson and his daughter, Brittini Ann Thompson; mother, Edith Rich; mother-in-law, Dorothy Park; sisters, Theresa (Lewis) Hamula of OH, Gertrude "Sister" (Joseph) Harper of Rochester, Mary (Robert) Cohen of NV; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Cunningham and Joanne Rich, both of Elmira; brother-in-law, Tim Park of White Deer, PA; cousins; several loving nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces, and great-nephews will be missing their Uncle Joe; also survived by "Phoebe". He is predeceased by his father, Nicholas Rich; brothers, Michael and Nicholas Rich; father-in-law, Wilford "Parkie" Park; brother-in-law, Henry "Rudy" Cunningham. Joe graduated from EFA in 1969 and served his country in the Army until 1972 when he returned home to help his family recover from the flood of '72. Joe and his dad Nick established Rich's Coil Cleaning in 1973, lovingly referred to as "Nick and the kid." Since 1983, Joe has been the sole proprietor and over the years has acquired many close friends. He was loved by all who knew him. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements. Please join family and friends to celebrate Joe's life by reminiscing and exchanging stories at Manzari's Grill, 105 East Miller Street, Elmira between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2006. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Obituaries for 11/1/06

Judith (Judy) Helen Age 66, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, died at home with her loving family, best friend and doctor, Lisa Walk-Reinard by her side on Thursday, October 30, 2006, following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 30, 1940 in Corning, New York, to the late Clayton and Evelyn VanEtten Robinson. She attended South Corning and Gibson Elementary School and graduated from Corning Free Academy. In August, 1957, she was united in marriage to her soul mate, Gerald F. Schichtel in Gibson, New York. Judy live in the Corning-Elmira area most of her life until she and her husband retired and moved year round to their home on Seneca Lake. Judy was a member of the Dresden United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting afghans and sweaters, collecting lighthouses and most importantly loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Jerry; her daughter, Amy Lundgren of Penn Yan, New York, William Lundgren of Moorestown, New Jersey; her son and wife, Jerry and Marsha Schichtel of Corning, New York; her daughter and husband, Tammy and William Cianferano of Aberden, Maryland; six grandchildren, Jeremy and his wife, Jennifer Henry Lundgren, Autumn Lundgren of Moorestown, NJ, Rachel and Jordan Durkin of Aberden, MD, Sara Goodwin of Temple, Texas; one great-grandchild and name sake, Samuel Jude Lundgren of Moorestown, NJ; loving sister and best friend, Sharon Haring and her husband, Eugene Haring of Horseheads, NY; sister, Patricia DePrimo of Elmira, NY; brother, Clayton Robinson Jr. of Palm Desert, CA; brother-in-law, Joseph L. and Patricia Schichtel of Corning, NY. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends. Friends and Family may call for Judy at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov 3., 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Jason Thompson, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at City Hill Cemetery on Route 14 in Penn Yan, NY, immediately following. Friends and family are invited to the Seneca Lake Duck Club on Route 14 in Penn Yan, NY, immediately following the burial. There will be a memorial service at Dresden United Methodist Church in Dresden, NY, with Rev. Ellen Knight, Pastor, officiating on Sat., November 4, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Dresden United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 172, Dresden, NY 14441. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of The Falk Cancer Center, Ontario-Yates County Hospice, the members of the Dresden United Methodist Church, her devoted and loving sister, Sharon Haring, and all of our loving, caring family and friends. We would like to express a special thanks and our sincere gratitude to Dr. Lisa Walk-Reinard.

Heath B. (Saxton) Heath, of 314 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ellen Sayles Poet and author, born on June 28, 1916, died December 17, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Mrs. Tifft was the daughter of Halsey and Julia Sayles, and the wife of Bela C. Tifft. A lifetime resident of Elmira, she was committed to the welfare of the community. In a long writing career, she was the author of several poetry books. In addition numerous poems were published in many magazines such as the New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post. She recently published a novel titled "Moon, Moon Tell Me True." She was always generous in sharing her passion for writing with others and encouraged many young writers to pursue their craft. She was predeceased by her husband Bela Tifft and her brother Henry (Hank) Sayles. She is survived by three sons and their families: Wilton and his wife Iryna of East Smithfield, PA, John and his wife Rosamond of Delmar, NY, and Nicol and his wife Pamela of Saco, ME; three grandchildren, Dustin Tifft of East Aurora, NY, Ehrich Tifft of Bradford PA, and Anika Tifft of Saco, ME; sisters-in-law, Ginny Sayles of Black Mountain, NC, and Elizabeth Tifft of Elmira; as well as numerous nieces and a nephew. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Ellen's name to Second Place East, PO Box 305, Elmira NY 14902 or the Elmira Society of Friends Quakers - 155 W 6th St., Elmira NY 14901. A Quaker Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tifft Lounge at Elmira College.

Hilda L. (Schrader) 83, of Springfield Township, PA, died on Sunday, October 29, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was the loving wife of the late H. Lorton Blair who died on November 27, 1995. The couple married on October 15, 1942, and had 53 wonderful years together. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The family will be receiving friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance the afternoon on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Hilda's home, Parkhurst Road, Springfield Township. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Hilda was born on June 7, 1923 in Bradford County, PA. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl (Walburn) Schrader. Hilda was a graduate of Ulster High School, class of 1940. She was Baptist by faith and was the current president of the Springfield Ladies Aid. Hilda worked as a home health aid, worked along side of Lorton on the farm, but more importantly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. To Hilda family was everything. Her family includes her sons, James Blair of Troy, PA and Leslie Blair of Loudon, TN; her daughters, Susan (Michael) Borek of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Nancy (Earl) Teribury of East Troy, PA, and Faye Blair of Houston, TX; her grandchildren, Earl (Rachel) Teribury, Jr. of East Troy, PA, Elizabeth Teribury (John Watson) of Houston, TX, Kyle (Tina) Borek of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Kane Borek (Samantha Green) of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Lindsay Borek (Brett Chessir) of Broadway, VA; and great grandson, Trevon Teribury. Hilda is also survived by her brother, Jim Schrader of Rome, PA; her sisters, Joanne Olmstead of Windham, PA, and Patsy (Tom) Jenkins of Rome, PA; her sister-in-law, Agnes Blair of Troy, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband Lorton; and brothers; Clifford and Lee Schrader, precede Hilda in death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Hilda's memory to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

SHEPARD Morris W., Jr. Age 85, of 13 Northridge, Arkport, NY, formerly of Elmira, died late Wednesday evening, October 25, 2006, at Hornell Gardens after a long illness. Born in Elmira on April 6, 1921, he was the son of the late Morris W. and Mary Kingston Shepard. On February 3, 1978, he was married at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira to the former Hester Lawrence White, who survives. A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Morris resided in Elmira for most of his life before moving to Arkport about four years ago. He was a Vice President of the former Hornell Brewery and also owned and operated the Sirloin Room Restaurant in Elmira for many years. Morris was a lifetime member of St. Patrick's Church in Elmira and attended St. Ann's Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell. He was also a former member of the Elks Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Elmira. His family includes his wife of 28 years, Hester White Shepard of Arkport; his three stepchildren, Sue White of Arkport, Sally McCarthy of Joppa, MD, and Howard "Tom" (Wanda) White of Hornell; his seven step grandchildren, Shawn (Lisa) McCarthy, John J. (Melissa) McCarthy, Brian (Angela) McCarthy, Brett (Danielle) White, Jack (Sharon) Krisher, and Michelle Boarder; his ten step great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Youngman of Elmira, along with her children; and his nieces and nephews, John L. (Jean) Shepard, Jr., Judy Patelunas, James (Sue) Shepard, Joseph (Donna) Shepard, and Jeanette (Doug) Oakley; also his great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers, Leo and John Shepard; and his favorite aunt, Rose Kingston of Elmira. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., today at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet his family at St. Ann's Church in Hornell, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either St. James Mercy Hospital Foundation, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843, or to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

Dorothy J. (Siegel) Age 85, "39", of Acorn Dr., Horseheads, died
after an illness on Wed., December 13, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband of over 52 years, Ben in 1994. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Douglas Miller of Cicero, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Sharron Snyder of Newfield, NY, Barry and Hollie Snyder of Big Flats, NY; granddaughters, Deborah Troy, Tammie Snyder, Tarra Palyok, Kimberly Krukowski, Kathlene Hunter; grandsons, Garry Snyder and Matthew Snyder; and many great-grandchildren. Dottie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. She was a devoted wife mother and grandmother. Active with her husband in the Order of Eastern Star, Dottie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, past matron and member of Order of Amaranth, Inc., Queen Mary Court #106 and Order of the Nile. She was also active with RSVP in Chemung County devoting many volunteer hours at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She along with her husband were devoted volunteers of the Mark Twain Drum and Bugle Corps. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, December 15, 2006, from 3-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with interment service to follow in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, 3997 Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY.

Marjorie B. Age 86, of Montour Falls, NY, died on Monday, December 18, 2006. Marjorie's 87th birthday would have been December 19, 2006. Mrs. King was a member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Mrs. King is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Robert King, Sr.; along with her parents, Charles and Bertha Crout Crane Starkweather. Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Charles) Cole; and son, Robert (Mary) King, Jr., all of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Lisa (Bob) Hanley of Watkins Glen, NY, Amy (David) Brill of Manchester, NY, Andy (Kristine) Cole of Montour Falls, NY, Rob (Melissa) Cole and Stephen Cole, both of Watkins Glen, NY; great-grandchildren, Sam Hanley, Travis and Tanner Brill, Paige, Silas and Morgan Cole; sister-in-law, Colleen Abreu of Dundee, NY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Marilyn Puccio. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY, on Thursday, December 21, 2006, between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will be held there following visitation. The Rev. Anne Campbell will officiate. Interment will be held in Montour Cemetery beside her husband at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to the Moreland Presbyterian Church, C/O Judy Shanley, Treasurer, 191 Johnson Hollow Road, Millport, NY 14864.

Nancy Stevens Age 49, of Elmira, died Friday, October 20, 2006. Nancy was born February 20, 1957, a daughter of the late Dr. B. Johnson and Margaret (Williams) Todd. She is survived by her husband Adam A. Peterson; sister and brother-in-law, Drs. Ruth and Edward Evans of San Diego, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce J. and Deborah Todd of Albany, NY; father-in-law Murle Peterson with Cathy Byrd of Chemung, NY; mother-in-law, Tina Castle, with her husband Tim of Horseheads; brothers-in-law, Tim Castle of Elmira, and Shaun Castle, with fiancée Corteny, of Tuskegee, AL; sister-in-law Yanha Soloweij, with husband Cliff of Apalachin, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Nancy was a 1975 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and went to Goucher College in Baltimore, MD where she graduated with a BA degree in Psychology. She then received a Master's Degree in Arts Management from Lesley College in Boston. Nancy's career took her to various places. One of her first jobs was director of the "First Night Celebrations" in Boston, which ushers in the New Year. She was assistant director of the Fine Arts program in Savannah, GA, and a professional fund raiser for various colleges including William and Mary College and Cornell Law School. Nancy also did fund raising for the American Red Cross in Elmira and was the director of William & Mary's 300th Anniversary Celebration. She was an avid writer and poet and played the french horn. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 23, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:15 p.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend Betsey Crimmins officiating. Donations in Nancy's memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street, Elmira, NY 14905.

TRAVER - Eleanor T. Seber Kemp, 81, of Winslow, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006.
She was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Elmira , N.Y., to Harold and Ruth Traver. She met and was married to Edward G. Seber on March 12, 1946. They moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania in 1962. After her husband's death in 1987, Mrs. Kemp was married to The Hon. Robert M. Kemp on June 5, 1993, and spent summers in Wellsboro, Pa. and winters in Naples, Fla. Mrs. Kemp owned and operated Paulette's Sportswear for many years. She enjoyed dancing, painting and most of all her granddaughter and great-grandson. She is survived by her son, Harold Seber of Albuquerque; daughter Louise Duran of Winslow; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepdaughter Bernice Superko; and numerous friends in Arizona and back East. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward G. Seber and The Hon. Robert M. Kemp; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy J. Seber. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 101 E. Hillview, Winslow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northland Hospice, Spina Bifida Association, or the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are by Norvel Owens Mortuary.

TUMA Lee Nicholas Age 25, died on October 24, 2006. Beloved husband, father, son, and brother. Lee was born on December 10, 1980 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Joanna Rodriguez-Tuma; and his son whom he loved so much, Lee Tuma Jr. of Corning, NY; his parents, David and Janet Peters- Tuma of Pine City, NY; brothers, David Tuma Jr. of Elmira, NY, and Christopher Tuma of Pine City, NY, Karl Lewis and his wife, Melissa of Quantico, VA; sister, Carrie and Markedis Williams of Elmira; nieces and nephews; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Johnny and Elizabeth Rodriguez of Corning, NY; brothers-in-law, Jason, Jeffery, and Johnny Rodriguez of Corning, NY. He is also survived by his special grandma, Sophie Peters of Pine City, NY, whom he loved shopping with on weekends as a child. Lee, Carrie and David Jr. would run to the phone to see who was going shopping that weekend with Grandma. Lee especially enjoyed the private time he spent with his wife, Joanna and son, Lee Jr. Also, the many special times he had with his brother, David Jr. and Karl, enjoying life and playing games with his little brother, Chris. Also, his special uncles and aunts, Jeff and Jane Jack of Endwell, who he enjoyed many fun vacations with. Also, Jim and Sharon Emmick of Horseheads, NY, Ronald and Vivian Peters of Big Flats, NY, Michael and Stephanie Peters of Binghamton, NY. A special thank you for the kindness shown by Jason and Jeffery Rodriquez and his mother and father-in-law, Johnny and Elizabeth Rodriguez. He always loved and appreciated the many Spanish dinners made by his mother-in-law. Lee was a very outgoing and loving person with a big heart that had room for everyone. Lee reached out to everyone that he encountered. There is not a person who knew him who was not touched by his life. Lee always had a hug for everyone and a compliment to warm their heart. Lee's greatest ambition and passion was law enforcement. Lee's goal was met when he was hired to be a police officer for the City of Atlanta, GA, where he was injured in the line of duty. Some of Lee's other jobs included working for his grandpa, Lee Peters at Vasco Brands, Inc., where he learned how to be a "professional cleaner". As a teenager he enjoyed working at the McDonalds-Downtown. Lee always said, "Mom, you are an angel!" and now Lee is our Angel. Lee had a special place in his heart for all children. Everyone was beautiful. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 29, 2006, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Rick Farrell will officiate. The family would appreciate donations to: Holy Family Intermediate School for Playground Improvements, 421 Fulton Street, Elmira, New York 14904, and a scholarship trust fund in the name of Lee Nicholas Tuma Jr. at Elmira Savings Bank. Please send donations in care of Sharon Emmick, 122 Eastview Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845.

Helen Age 85, of 9153 Renshaw Bay Rd., Mannsville, NY, formerly of Horseheads, died on Friday, December 15 at home, where she was under the care of family and Hospice of Jefferson Co. Helen was born August 30, 1921 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Samuel and Katherine Tyra. She was educated in Elmira Heights. She was married to Leland Christastie, who died August 26, 1992. She lived most of her life in Horseheads, NY. She had made her home with her niece on Renshaw Bay Rd., Mannsville, since November of 2005. She is predeceased by a sister, Julia Moore; and two brothers, William and Michael Tyra. Helen is the beloved aunt of Constance Miller of Mannsville, where she was making her home, and Barbara Staviski of Leesburg, Florida; three great-nieces, and four great-nephews. Memorial services and burial will be at a later date in Elmira, NY. Arrangements by Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.

VANNOY William E. Age 64, of Mansfield, PA, died October 8, 2006 at home. He was born November 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy. Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Morris Run American Legion. In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, PA, he is survived by a son, Scott of Bristol, TN; a daughter, Paige Baker of Blountville, TN; a brother, Byron of Covington, PA; two sisters, Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg, PA; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1995. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. Richard Berg officiating.

Carol K. of Rock Stream Age 68, of Rock Stream, NY, formerly of Elmira, went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 20, 2006, at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, NY. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 28) from Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Stream Cemetery, Rock Stream. Memorial contributions may be made to AWANA c/o Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, 14837. Carol was born December 3, 1937 in Middlebury, PA, the daughter of the late Dean A. and Mary Bowers Warren. On July 14, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, she married Paul T. Betts. They have lived locally since 2000, previously of South Port; where she and her husband lovingly operated a family care home, for mentally handicapped women for 28 years. Mrs. Betts was a devoted member of the Faith Baptist Church, and was a very active leader of the AWANA program. She is loved and will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Paul T. Betts at home; three sons, Michael Betts of Centreville, VA, Mark (Sharon) Betts of Marietta, SC, and Terry (Cheryl) Betts of Clark Summit, PA; two daughters, Kathy (Russ) Loomis of Zambia, Africa, and Heather (Ed) Schroeder of Canandaigua; a sister, Joann (Jerome) Ogden of Blossburg, PA; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Gregory of Liberty, PA.

Patricia J. Patricia J. Gallaway has fought a battle with brain cancer since 2003, finally losing that battle on February 13, 2007. She was born in Troy, PA, the daughter of Paul and Betty Welch. After graduating from nursing school, she moved to Galveston, TX, to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At the time she was sick with cancer, she was the Director of Operations for Family Practice at UTMB. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul of Toronto, Canada. She is survived by her mother, Betty Vinti of Watkins Glen, NY; brother, William Welch and wife, Monica of Eugene, OR; and a niece, Bridget Welch of Eugene. Pat will be remembered for her generosity of spirit and benevolence toward others, her love of animals, her dedication to her work, and her fun-loving spirit. A memorial service will be held sometime in March on the UTMB campus, the day and time to be announced at a later date. If you choose, memorials may be given in Pat's name to your local Humane Society for animals or your local ASPCA.

? COLLIER Ruth O. Of Venice, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died October 5, 2006 at the age of 91. She was born January 19, 1915 in Elmira, NY. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ford B. Collier, on April 2, 2006. She is survived by four children, Kent (Christine) Collier of Pine City, NY, Jean (Gilbert Mobley) Collier of Venice, FL, Jack Collier of Severn, MD, and Nancy (Calvin) Collier-Baker of Venice, FL. Ruth is also survived by five grandchildren, Amy (Mickey) Masker of Pine City, NY, Adam (Melanie) Collier of Painted Post, NY, Andrew (Danielle) Collier of Elmira, NY, Laura (Dave) Bench of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Sara Dellacorino of Wesley Chapel, FL; and five great-grandchildren Emma Ruth Masker, Ellie Masker, Grace Collier, Mary Collier, and Paul Bench. Ford and Ruth enjoyed 33 years of wonderful retirement in Venice, FL. There will be a private ceremony at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1230 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239.

? PACIOREK Christine Age 44, died on December 12, 2006. She is survived by son, Brandon Mason; daughters, Christina and Samantha; and granddaughter, Julianna. Services will be held at Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights on December 22 at 1:00 p.m.

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