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.
AHEARN, Edmond J., Jr.
A lifelong resident of Susquehanna, PA, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna. He was born on March 21, 1919, and recently celebrated his 88th birthday. Edmond married Mary (Basso) Ahearn, who survives him, on May 13, 1950. Ed is also survived by his children, Anne and Thomas Dooley, Susquehanna, Patrick and Mary Beth Ahearn, Susquehanna, Mary Ellen "Missy" and Michael Wayne, Elmira, Dorothy Schrader, Elmira; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Ed was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy in Susquehanna. He was a World War II Army veteran, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He faithfully served his country from 1942-1945. During the majority of the time he was stationed overseas in England, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Ed was a longtime area businessman managing the Ahearn Insurance Agency in Susquehanna from 1946 until his retirement in 1984. He was very proud to be a native of Susquehanna and cherished the history of the community and the many friendships that he and his family developed through the years. Ed was a lifelong communicant of St. John's the Evangelist Church in Susquehanna, member of the St. John's Men's Club, the Susquehanna Fire Department, and a 62-year member of the American Legion Post #86 of Susquehanna. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hennessey's Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, and 10 a.m. at the St. John's Church in Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Robert Simon. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery in Susquehanna. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Men's Club, 101 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, PA 18847.
BABCOCK Harriet Minerva Babcock Ellis, age 91, formerly of Springfield, PA, died on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, on Bradford County, after a long illness. She was born in Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, to the late Guy and Bertha Maggie BABCOCK. Her husband Fred Ellis, predeceased her in 1986 and her son Clyde in 1958. She was mostly a homemaker; however, she did work at the shoe factory in Montrose and the hangar factory in South Montrose. Harriet enjoyed being a volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital, and she also enjoyed many crafts. She loved her family. She was a great lady and loved by all who knew her. Surviving her are six children, Carl Ellis, Elizabeth BUTTON of Ulster, Vivian HATHAWAY of McSherrystown,PA, Clifton ELLIS of Durango, Colo., Clayton ELLIS of Columbia, MD and Beulah HERMAN of Lawton, PA; sister and brothers, Geneva BURNS of Harpersville, NY, Guy BABCOCK of Fruitland Park, FL; sisters-in-law, Edna NOBLE of Springville, PA and Doris ELLIS of Elk Lake, PA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 64 S. Main Street, Montrose, with the Rev. Harry FERGUSON of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Internment will be in the Tyler Hill Cemetery, Dimock Township, Susquehanna County. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, P O Box 218, Ulster, PA 18850 c/o Memorial Fund, or the Springfield Methodist Church, P.O. Box Springfield, PA 18844.
BEARDSLEE - HOYT
Elinor Jane Beardslee Age 75, of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Millport, NY, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Holmes Medical Center, Melbourne, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Ellery Sr. Mrs. Hoyt is survived by daughters, Katherine Hoyt of Horseheads, NY, Nina Blackshear of Columbia, SC, Sheila (Richard) Hetrick of Erin, NY, Bonnie Andrews of Phillipsburg, NJ; and son, Richard E. Jr. (Gertrude) of Millport, NY; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. According to Elinor's wishes, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hospice. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery.
BENNETT - VINSON, Bertha M.
Of Sanborn, NY died Saturday, May 12, 2007, in North Gate Health Care Facility, North Tonawanda, NY. She was born in Lowman, NY on June 25, 1923, the daughter of Bert and Ethel (Dwyer) Bennett. Mrs. Vinson moved to Niagara Falls in the 1940's. She was employed with the Kimberly Clark Corp. for many years and later became the customer service representative at K-Mart in Niagara Falls for over 10 years before retiring in 1980. She enjoyed playing Bingo. Mrs. Vinson was the wife of the late Ralph Vinson Sr., who died in October of 1994. She is survived by one son, Ralph (Pat) Vinson, Jr. of Sanborn; and one daughter, Carol Zwolinski of Fulton, NY; one sister, Ethel Wendling of Lowman, NY; five grandchildren, Richard and Patty Vinson, Christine Bucklaew, Michelle Terpening and David Zwolinski; also three great-grandchildren, Samantha Stoneham, Jennifer, and Tyler Vinson; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vinson was the great-grandmother of the late Shawn Stoneham, and the sister of four late brothers and two late sisters. The family will be present at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, from 7-9 p.m., Monday, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Bellingham officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to the Shawn Stoneham / NCCC Scholarship Fund. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Northgate Medical Facility for their dedicated care. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
James R. Age 62, of Liberty, PA, died at his home on November 6, 2006 while surrounded by loved ones. On May 21, 1944, Jim was born in Lancaster County, PA, a son of the late James D. and Kathryn (Price) Bills. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Jim was self-employed for many years as a mechanic and builder. He was the owner of CBS Building Supplies in Liberty. Jim enjoyed the outdoors including hunting and fishing. He also liked cooking for his family. He loved to travel and see the country. Jim especially loved spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his children, Barry Bills of Liberty, Sheila (Jeremy) Clark of Westfield, and Brenda Steves of Trout Run; longtime companion, Selina Teeter of Liberty; four siblings, Peggy Harnish, Patsy Pruitt, Donald Bills and Ronald (Deb) Bills, all of Lancaster County; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two aunts, Ethal Bryan and Grace Barkman; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by a sister and brother, Betty Ranck and Robert Bills. Friends may call Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. A memorial service will follow with Rev. Lonnie Williams officiating. Burial will be private
OLIVER BOOTH -Word has been received during Monday night of the death that evening at a hospital in Rochester, NY of Oliver Booth, who, until his removal from Troy to Rochester six weeks ago was a resident of our village. Mr. Booth had been in rather poor health for some time, but had been able to be about for some time, but had been able to be about and do a fair amount of work. During the parade at the recent G.A.R. Encampment in Rochester Mr. Booth joined his comrades in the march, but was soon compelled to retire from the line because of illness which soon became acute, and which in the course of two or three days necessitated his removal to a hospital for an operation which resulted in death as noted above. The deceased was well known. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louis Vosburg of Rochester, to whom he and Mrs. Booth had recently gone to make their home, and two sisters, Mrs. P R Warren of Troy and Mrs. Julia Wood of Elmira, NY. The remains were brought here for burial, the funeral party coming on train Thursday forenoon and funeral services were held from the church at 2. (Died between 1902 and 1931)
BOYANOWSKI Lottie G. KAMARAUSKAS, 74, of RR 1 Box 1437, Laceyville (West Auburn), died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2000, at the Mercy Hospital, in Scranton. She was born August 6, 1926 in DuPont, PA, the d/o the late Stephen and Josephine GRISAVAGE BOYANOWSKI. Lottie was a member of the West Auburn Baptist Church, and also its ladies Bible study group. She was a member of the South Auburn Grange # 1188. She was a Democratic Committeewoman of Auburn Township, Susquehanna County for 14 years. Surviving are her; husband of 48 years Albert KAMARAUSKAS of West Auburn; daughters, Mrs. Peter (Nancy) PARSONS of West Auburn, Mrs David (Linda) TAYLOR of Montrose, Mrs. George (Patricia) MOWRY of South Auburn, Mrs. Allen (Judy) FITCH of Springfield, PA, Mrs. Scott (Debbie) TYLER of South Auburn, Mrs. Arden ( Diane) BAKER of Meshoppen, and Ms. Susan BOLLES of Wyalusing; brothers Edward Boyaniwski of Doolittle Hill, PA; John Boyaniwski of Camptown, Stephen Boyanowski of Weatherford, TX, Donald Boyanowski of Clarence, MO., Arthur Boyanowski of Lake Carey, PA, and Ronald Boyanowski of Mansfield; sisters Mrs. Helen STUART of Erie, and Mrs. Barbara MARABELL of Tunkhannock; 24 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the West Auburn Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim BARRETT of the church and Rev. Roland ROMIG of Sayre First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations; to the West Auburn Baptist Church, RR 1, Laceyville, PA 18623; or to the South Auburn Grange # 1188, RR 2, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
BRENNAN - LEARNED, Patricia Brennan (Patsy)
January 06, 1933 - April 22, 2007
Patsy was stricken very suddenly with a massive brain hemorrhage in her beloved Hilton Head Island home where they have been visitors and home-owners since 1964. She died immediately and donated her organs to the Organ Bank. Patsy was born to Vincent Sebastian Brennan and Mattie Pratt Brennan in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, LA with a BS in Political Science and History. She was an office manager for an Insurance Agency until she met her love of 50 years Philip Carleton Learned at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA where Captain Learned was stationed flying B-47 bombers. They were married on June 08, 1957 in Shreveport, LA after a whirlwind courtship, having met at a Cotillion Club after party at the Officers Club at Barksdale Air Force Base. Patsy is survived by her husband and their two children, Alise Learned Mahr (Bill) and Norman Jackson Learned III (Esq.) Both were born in Charlottesville, VA where Patsy supported Philip through Univ. of Virginia, School of Law. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Amanda Brennan Mahr, Margaret Anne Mahr, Philip Carleton Learned II and Carl Learned, all from Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Suzanne Allan Learned, and her two sons, Scott Learned, Esq. (Mary Pat) of Elmira, NY, and Gregg Learned of Hammondsport, NY (Bully Hill Winemaker); Penny Brown Spooner (Andy) of Oakville, Canada; along with several nieces and nephews. Patsy is also survived by her southern family, her brother, Vincent Sebastian Brennan, Jr. (Gloria); aunt, Mrs. E.G. Johnson of Shreveport and Natchitoches, LA; cousins, Dr. Ed Johnson and Dr. Nancy Johnson of Shreveport, Don Pratt of Haughton, LA, and Ben Pratt of Natchitoches, LA. She was predeceased by her father, Vincent Sebastian Brennan, and mother, Mattie Pratt Brennan of Shreveport, LA; and Norman Jackson Learned, Jr. (brother-in-law) in Elmira, NY. Patsy was the quintessential volunteer where she was President of the Cotillion Society of Shreveport, LA, President and Vol. of the Year of the Junior League of Elmira/Corning, Inc., President/Volunteer of the Year for the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Council, Elmira, NY, Elmira Salvation Army Executive Committee, President and Board member of the Elmira Assoc. of the Blind, and a member of numerous other charitable organizations. The Island Funeral Home & Crematory at 4 Cardinal Road on Hilton Head Island is handling Hilton Head Island arrangements. Hilton Head Island friends and family will be gathering at the Island Funeral Home on Friday, April 27, 2007, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate Patsy's life. Elmira, NY friends and family will be honoring Patsy's life at a later date in Elmira, NY. Flowers are graciously declined and donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of one's choice.
BRIGGS –MRS. MARIA WOODRUFF widow of the late Thomas M. Woodruff, a prominent and respected citizen, and formerly sheriff of Bradford County, died December 26, (1915) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Parsons, in Troy leaving to survive her, one son, George H. Woodruff of Erie, Pa., one daughter, Mrs. John A. Parsons of Troy and one sister, Mrs. Frances Hodges of Illinois. Her youngest daughter, Frances, the wife of Arthur Head, died in April 1909. Mrs. Woodruff was born in Athens, July 25, 1825 the daughter of William and Maria Spalding Briggs, and was therefore in her 90th year at the time of her death. She came from Athens to Towanda with her parents in early girlhood and in 1843 was married to Thomas J. Woodruff, by whom she had two children, George II and Mary, wife of John A Parsons. For her second husband she married Thomas M. Woodruff, a distant relative of her first husband whom she had one daughter, Frances, wife of Arthur Head. After the death of her second husband she went to Troy, where she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Parsons, and where everything was done for her comfort and happiness that loving hearts could suggest. She had been in feeble health for some months, owing to the infirmities of age, and death came to her quietly and peacefully as sleep to a tired child. Mrs. Woodruff was a woman of noble Christian character, a member of the Baptist church, and her life was full, not only of years, but of Christian graces and good works. She was of a generous and self-sacrificing disposition, and found her greatest pleasure in doing good to others, in ministering to the sick and comforting the afflicted.
BROWN - HALL
Maureen "Micki" Brown Age 55, of 6813 S. Gallardia Rd., Jacksonville, FL, died very unexpectedly following a brief illness. Micki, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, spent her adult life as a nurse caring for others after graduating Southside High School and Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oliver and Doris Whited Harkness; paternal grandparents, John and Edith Waters Brown; sisters, Roberta Lynn Brown and Barbara L. Brown. Micki is survived by her husband, Huelan Hall; son, H. Matthew Hall (Debbie); parents, Robert L. and Shirley (Harkness) Brown of Athens, GA; brother, Robert H. Brown (Rita) of Elmira, NY; sister, Lorie Ann Brown of Crawford, GA. She is also survived by aunt and uncle, Jim and Sandra Harkness of Elmira; aunt, Deloris Schiller of Horseheads; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Micki's life are being held in Jacksonville, FL, on Saturday, November 4. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32254.
BURNSIDE - SIMMONS
Dorothy B. Age 86, of Montour Falls, NY, died on Monday, November 1, 2006, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility. Mrs. Simmons is survived by her children, Bruce and Yvonne Christensen of Watkins Glen, NY, and Carol and Larry Scofield of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Dorothy and Rich Moseley of Alabama, Sanford and Julie Christensen of Montour Falls, NY, and Eric and Kimberly Balshuweit of Montour Falls, NY; great-grandchildren, Sierra Arnold, C.W. Arnold, Lindsey Arnold, Tyler Hayes Christensen and Kyleigh Hayes Christensen; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Simmons is predeceased by her husband, Sanford Simmons; sister, Ella Mae Snyder; brothers, Robert Burnside, Carlton Burnside and Leonard Burnside. Mrs. Simmons was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved animals. During her lifetime she worked for Eclipse during the war, NCR in the 1970's and the senior program in the early 1980's. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Monday, November 6, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed immediately by a Memorial Service. The Rev. David Maulucci will officiate. Interment in Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to an Animal Shelter of one's choice.
CADY Alfred W.
86, of North Augusta, SC, formerly of North Bend, PA, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, in North Augusta, SC. Born May 22, 1920 in Harrison Valley, PA, he was the son of William and Hattie Metcalf Cady. He was married to the former Ella Mae Leveson, who predeceased him in 1992. He was employed by Dominion Resources. Surviving are three sons, Terence L. Cady of Red Bank, NJ, Brian G. Cady of Williamsport, PA, and Craig E. Cady of Enola, PA; two daughters, Rebecca R. Cady and Carol A. Pfeiffer, both of North Augusta, SC; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Cady of Syracuse, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Hubert, Roscoe and Edmund; and two sisters, Alma Whipple and Thelma Grove. A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 15th, in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
CARD Rexford J.
of Millerton, PA
Was born February 2, 1929 in Millerton, the son of the late Noel and Celia (Peterson) Card. Rex died after a serious illness at the Elcor Health Facility in Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, May 13, 2007, at the age of 78. Rex married Fannie Sopp, March 7, 1950 in Elmira Heights, NY. They enjoyed 55 wonderful years of life and love together until Fannie's death, January 14, 2006. Rex is survived by his beloved children, Evelyn (Phillip) Arnold of Millerton, PA, Susan (Kenneth) Johnson of Muskegon, MI, Kevin (Mary) Card of Millerton, PA; much loved grandchildren, Shawn (Kelly) Arnold, Tim (Penny) Arnold and Michelle (Brett) Bourdette, all of Millerton, PA; adored great-grandchildren, Michael, Mason and Taylor Arnold, also of Millerton, PA; sisters, Hilda Allen, Mary Friends, Josephine (Marion) Smith; brother, Nils (Patty) Card; sisters-in-law, Eva (Orvis) Swisher, Dorothy (David) Matison, Florence Waters; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Two sisters also predeceased him. Rex attended Millerton Schools. He retired from Trayer Products with 20 + years and famed in Millerton for many years. Rex enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was an accomplished woodworker, making scaled down buildings with Kevin for a farm display. Rex made several small barns and a log cabin for his great-grandchildren. He always looked forward to work night with Phil, Shawn and Tim. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, May 17, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring Rex's life will be celebrated following the visitation. (7 p.m.) Pastor Harold Burrell will officiate. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department, 16 North Road, Millerton, PA 16936 or to a charity of one's choice.
CHERMAK Mary V. Chermak HRITZ, 85, of Phoenixville, PA, died in her sleep on Jan. 9, 2001, at the home of her daughter, where she resided for the past seven years. Mary was born in Phoenixville on May 2, 1915, to her parents, George and Anna (PISKI) CHERMAK. She was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, Michael HRITZ; her son, William R. HRITZ; her brothers, George and Michael CHERMAK; her sisters, Anna FORRESTA and Helen KASARDA; and a great granddaughter, Jessica Eden TAUDER. Mary worked as a waitress for many years, which she enjoyed. She and her husband had a wonderful retirement with years of friendship and love from family and friends when they moved to Athens, where they resided from 1969 to 1993. She will be fondly remembered by the many friends she made through the years and for the beautiful afghans and Scandinavian sweaters that she knitted and crocheted. Mary is survived by her son, Michael HRITZ of Sayre; daughter and son-in-law, Maryann and Marr L. SLIFER of Phoenixville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Darleen and Forrrest J. KIPP of Athens; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, Michael Thomas and his three children of Michigan, Verna HANSON and her husband, Mark, and their three children of Limerick, PA, Marr L. SLIFER Jr. of Spring City, PA; Joann (SLIFER) GOTOWCHIKOW and her husband Matthew, and their three children of Boyertown, PA; Michael SLIFER of Spring City, Sheryl (KIPP) KUNIK and her husband Michael, and their four children of Richford, NY, Walter T. KIPP and his wife, Melissa, of Athens, and Jennifer (KIPP) PARKS and her husband, Michael D., and their daughter of Athens. She was a member of the Scared Heart Catholic Church in Phoenixville for many years; St. John's Roman Catholic Church, South Waverly, when she retired; and most recently St. Basil The Great Catholic Church in Kimberton, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville.
CLEMENS Clarence H.
88, died on May 15, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dortha Slingerland Clemens. He is also survived by his children, Charles (Jan), William (Candace), and Deborah Clemens. Surviving grandchildren are Carrie Clemens and Elizabeth (Earl) Sharp, Kristen (Kyle) Keenan, and Michelle Clemens. The great-grandchildren are Gavin Clemens, Carly and Parker Keenan, and Margaret Sharp. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Louise Slingerland. Clarence is predeceased by grandson, Shawn Michael Clemens; sisters and spouses, Betty and Robert Grey, Bessie and Richard Dusinberre, Alyce Marie, and Robert Scott; and brother-in-law, Robert Slingerland. Clarence was a graduate of Hobart College and the University of Buffalo. He was a teacher and administrator in many school districts in Western New York. Upon retiring as Superintendent of West Valley Central School in 1974, he and Dottie moved to Keuka Lake. Over the years, he was involved with the American Legion, Elks Club, AM VETS, Mason and Bostwick Dinner Club. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NY, on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Staff Sergeant Shawn Clemens Scholarship Fund, c/o Allegany Limestone Central School, Five Mile Road, Allegany, NY 14706; or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810. Fagan's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
CLOVSKY Irving Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday evening, November 8, 2006. Born, October 9, 1915 and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, he graduated from Fifth Avenue High School and operated the family poultry business until 1955. Irving owned and operated several small business in Pittsburgh before joining his brother Alex at ALCO Sportswear until his retirement in 1980. Irving moved to Elmira in 1986, and volunteered at the Chemung County Office of Aging, R.S.V.P., and Meals on Wheels. The family requests no flowers. Those wishing may make donations to the YWCA of Elmira and Twin Tiers. Irving's wife, Florence Meyers Clovsky, son, William, and brothers, Samuel, Isadore, and Alex, predeceased him. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Judith of Elmira, Paul and Peg of Kennewick, WA; three grandchildren, Cindy (Chris) Hildman, Jennifer Clovsky and Nick (Tami) Clovsky; along with seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held in Beth Abraham Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA, at the convenience of the family. Rabbi Mordechi Glatstein officiating.
COLLINS Helen Collins YONCHIUK of Prospect Hill, Tunkhannock, PA, died on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Mercy Medical Center in Dallas, PA. She was born in Stowell, North Branch Township, Wyoming County, on July 23, 1931, the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary CAIN COLLINS. She was a graduate of the Mehoopany High School, Class of 1949, and had been employed as a telephone operator for Commonwealth Telephone Company, in Tunkhannock. She and her husband of 45 years, Eugene YONCHIUK, were the owners of Tunkhannock Monument Co., in Tunkhannock. She was a active member of the Church of The Nativity B. V. M.in Tunkhannock and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of St. Mary's Villa Retreat League. Helen was a very special human being. There was nothing in the world she wouldn't do for anyone as she consistently demonstrated each day of her life. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that God could have ever blessed us with. She will never, ever, leave the many hearts she touched. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Wendi YONCHIUK, of Harrisburg, PA; daughter, Mary Ann YONCHIUK of Tunkhannock; daughter and sons-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) and James FORTESE of Hagerstown, MD, and Barbara and George TOCZKO-MACULLOCH of Wyoming County, PA; sisters, Alice JENNINGS of Meshoppen, Dolores CULLEN of Gasport, NY, and Margaret KINTNER of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Jimmy and Matthew FORTESE of Hagerstown, MD, Tyler and Shayne YONCHIUK of Harrisburg, and Rachel MACULLOCH of Dallas, PA; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Nativity B. V. M. in Tunkhannock at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, 2-4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Mercy Medical Center, Box 370, Dallas, PA 18612.
COLLINS - EDKIN
Sue A. September 21, 1943 - Wednesday, October 25, 2006. Sue was born in Elmira, the daughter of Charles and Lucy Collins. 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 at Barber Funeral Home on Saturday, November 11, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the service starting at 11 a.m. Family and friends are encouraged to come with memories of Sue to share during the service. A lunch will follow at the Horseheads Masonic Temple, Hanover Square, Horseheads. The family asks that instead of flowers, please make a donation to either the Town and Country Volunteer Fire Department, 130 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845, or the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903, in Sue's name.
MISS MINNIE CUMMINGS -(1920) 50, who died in Elmira last week following a surgical operation, was a daughter of Morris Cummings, formerly of Troy and a niece of Mrs. Martha Greene of this Boro, and of Mrs. Julia R. Ames of Philadelphia. The funeral and interment were in Elmira on Saturday.
D'ARCHANGELO - COCCAGNIA, Stella Elvira
Age 92, of N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Ashton Healthcare Center, Athens, PA. Born December 26, 1914 in Iselin, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Ines Cerasoli D'Archangelo. On September 30, 1933 she married Dante V. Coccagnia in Rome, NY, who preceded her in death in 1976. In earlier years Stella was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and later by Label Processing, now known as Paxar in Sayre. Stella was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, its Altar and Rosary Society and its Perpetual Adoration Society. Surviving are her children, Louis J. Coccagnia and his wife, Michelina Coccagnia of Elmira, NY, Barbara A. Coccagnia of Sayre, PA, Donald J. Coccagnia and his wife, Dinorah Coccagnia of Tampa, FL, Robert V. Coccagnia, of Wallingford, CT; grandchildren, Andrew and Karen Coccagnia, Antonio Perez, Roserito Perez, Mary and Daniel Brown, Ann and Charles Reinhart, Gregory and Jill Coccagnia, Catherine Ann Coccagnia, and Michael D. Coccagnia; her great-grandchildren, Tyler Coccagnia, Jordan Coccagnia, Alexander Brown, Alicia Brown, Dante G. Coccagnia and Gianna Coccagnia; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Richard Alberico, Helen and Nicholas Aquilo, Elizabeth and Leonard Gratch, all of Rome NY; her brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Josephine D'Archangelo of Rome, NY; her sister-in-law, Phylomina Quattro of Rome, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Dante V. Coccagnia; she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence D'Archangelo, Rocco D'Archangelo, and A. Rick D'Archangelo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA, in Stella Elvira Coccagnia's memory.
EBERLE Charles Louis Eberle, 83, a retired Superior Tube Steel employee doed Tuesday Jan. 9, 2001 at the VA Medical Center, Perry Point, MD. After retiring, Mr. Eberle moved to Towanda, he later relocated to Havre de Grace, MD in 1997. Mr. Eberle was a veteran who served during World War II in both the European and African fronts. Mr. Eberle is survived by his wife: Clara ZEGARSKI EBERLE of Havre de Grace, MD a daughter and son-in-law; Carol Ruth and Harry KERCH of Havre de Grace, MD; his son Anthony C. EBERLE of Towanda; and three grandsons, Tony C. EBERLE of Towanda, Andrew L. KORCH of Havre de Grace, MD and Patrick S. EBERLE of Washington, D.C.. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of floers, please send a donation to the VA Medical Center, Perry Point, Maryland.
ELLIS Harriet Minerva Ellis, age 91, formerly of Springville, PA, died on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Bradford County after a long illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan 12, 2001, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral HOme, 64 S. Main St., Montrose, PA, with the Rev. Harry Ferguson, pastor emeritus of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Internment will be in the Tyler Hill Cemetery, Dimock Township, Susquhanna County, PA. Donations can be made to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 218, Ulster, PA 18850 c/o Memorial Fund, or the Springville Methodist Church, P.O. Box Springville, PA 18844.
FRONTINO Richard James
Age 60, of Ryon Circle, Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, in Sebring, FL. He was born on July 21, 1946 in Clearfield, PA, a son of Philip and Monabelle (Harper) Frontino. Richard had been a resident of Lawrenceville since 1968 and a winter resident of Sebring for 10 years. He was employed as an elementary school teacher at R.B. Walter Elementary School in Tioga Junction, PA, for 31 years and was of the Catholic faith. In addition to his wife of 39 years, Murial A. Frontino, Richard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Melissa Frontino of Winterville, NC; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy M. and Raymond Lavo of Endicott, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dave Hebering of Palm Bay, FL; his mother and father-in-law, Merle and Francis Reichart of Franklin, PA; and four grandchildren, Nicole, Katelyn, Brandon and Abigail. Family and friends are invited to call from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to the R.B. Walter Elementary School Library, R.D. #2, Tioga Junction, PA 16946.
GAMACHE Bud of Reading Rd., Watkins Glen, NY, died peacefully at home early Sunday morning, November 5, 2006. He was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his passing. Bud is survived by his children, David Gamache (fiancée, Nora Salazar), Steve Gamache (wife, Robin), Becky Martinez (fiancé, Cody Whited), Missy Goltz; stepchildren, Timmer Harford, Tracy Del Priore (husband, Joe), Tricia Wright (husband, Doug); sisters, Eli Renbarger (husband, Vernon), Vera Kite-Field (husband, Charlie); and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Diane Gamache; and parents, David and Helen Gamache. Bud was an avid craftsman who always had a project going. He had a long work history of ranching, oil exploration and welding. In his later years he was an integral part of the Glen Motor Inn establishment. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 at St. James Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen with Rev. Michael E. Hartney as celebrant. There are no prior visiting hours. A time for fellowship and sharing will be held at the Glen Motor Inn following services. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the American Lung Assoc., Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. In his final days, he was greatly supported by Father Michael Hartney of St. James Episcopal Church and Southern Tier Hospice. Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen.
ACCIDENT VICTIM IS WELL KNOWN IN TROY
Frank C. Gernert was son of Late W. B. Gernert—Often in Troy
Troy, Pa., Oct. 9—A brief mention was made of the sudden death of Frank C. Gernert of Bridgeport, Conn. in last evening’s Star-Gazette.
Mr. Gernert was the oldest son of the late W. B. Gernert of Troy. The telegram first received yesterday stated that Mr. Gernert was seriously injured in an automobile accident. Later a telegram was received by Mrs. W. B. Gernert announcing his death. A telephone communication received last evening stated that the accident occurred at Danbury, Conn., near Bridgeport and that Mrs. (I believe, this is supposed to be Mr. ) Frank C. Gernert was fatally injured. Mrs. W. B. Gernert and daughter Mrs. Herman Woodward left this afternoon for Elmira where they will meet Mrs. Andrew E. Spaulding and little daughter, Virginia, of Oil City, who will accompany them to Bridgeport, where the funeral will be held on either Saturday or Sunday. The decedent is survived by his wife, one son Harold, his mother, one brother Charles of Bridgeport and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew E. Spaulding of Oil City and Mrs. Herman Woodward of Elmira. Mr. Gernert was engaged extensively in the butter, egg and cheese business and frequently visited Troy and vicinity in the interest of his business and to visit his boyhood home.
GILLES - WALSH Isabelle Gilles
age 87 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Pittsburgh, PA died on Friday March 30, 2007. Mrs. Walsh was the mother of Pamela Kiefer of Horseheads, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira in May with interment in Union Cemetery in Rural Wayne, Kansas. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Walsh through memorials to Tanglewood Nature Center 443 Coleman Avenue Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
HIGGINS, Lloyd D. "Butch"
Lloyd D. Higgins, 66, of 23 Sunnyfield Drive, Owego, New York, died following an extended illness on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at home. He was born in Elmira, New York, on December 2, 1940, a son of Lloyd D. and Marion Robbins Higgins Sr. He married Mary Hunt Prescott on October 14, 1994 in Corning, New York. Lloyd was raised by loving foster parents, Fred and Frances Sterling on a farm in the Town of Veteran, NY, which he started operating as a teenager and continued for 20 years. He owned and operated Higgins Trucking and was under contract with the US Postal Service transporting mail. He was a fan of NASCAR and the Buffalo Bills, he enjoyed his family and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a brother, John (Nancy) Sterling of Ithaca; a sister, Irene (Harold) Appleby of Las Vegas, NV; stepdaughter, Debbie (Ralph) Daughtery of Odessa; stepsons, Jeffrey (Uta) Prescott of Campbell, Christopher (Debbie) Prescott of Addison, and Eric Prescott of Ft. Bellvoir, VA; special nieces and nephews, Diane Anderson, Judy Jones, and nephews, Leslie and David Jones; also, Judy and Bud Edkin of NC, Maria Delatorre, Lloyd Appleby, Michael Appleby and Christopher Appleby of Las Vegas, NV, Barbara Ostrander of Elmira, Edwin French of IL, and Donald French of PA; several other nieces and nephews; 12 stepgrandchildren and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Beatrice Jones and Louise Sease. Friends may call on Friday from 6-9 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 9 p.m., Friday at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, New York. Graveside committal services and burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison, New York. Rev. Gerald T. O'Connor officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, Owego, New York.
HOLLAR - KRUCZEK, Vera (Hollar)
Age 91, of Zephyrhills, Florida, and formerly of Summit Hill, PA, died May 14, 2007 at the home of her son, Fred Hollar and daughter-in-law, Jeanette in Gaines, PA. She was the wife of the late Fred Hollar and Michael Kruczek. Born in Clifton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Onufry and Margaret Sachon Monchak. She had worked for the former Loomtogs Garment Factory in Summit Hill. She was a member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, Coaldale, PA. Surviving are two sons, Fred R. Hollar and his wife, Jeanette of Gaines, PA, and George Hollar and his wife, Joan of Summit Hill; one stepson, Michael Kruczek and his wife, Toni of Easton; one brother, John Monchak of Paterson, NJ; three sisters, Frances Monchak of Coaldale, Mary Munkacsy of Paterson, NJ, and Sonja Halecky and her husband, John of Mountainside, NJ; four grandchildren. Funeral services, 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, from the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 West Fell Street, Summit Hill, with continued church services at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, Coaldale. Calling hours, Thursday, May 17, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday morning from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Parastas service, Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interment: GAR Cemetery, Summit Hill. Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, Summit Hill, is in charge of arrangements.
JARVIS - GAMBLE
Jean T. 89, died Saturday, October 28, 2006, at Kingston Care Center, Sylvania, OH. She was born July 31, 1917 in Montour Falls, NY, and lived most of her life in Elmira, NY. She worked as a secretary until her marriage in 1940 to her beloved husband, Lester C. Gamble, who was an optician and preceded her in death in 1972. L. C. Gamble's office was located on N. Main Street for 30 years in association with Dr. Sam Seafuse, ophthalmologist. For many years L.C. Gamble had an optometric practice of his own and later was a partner with Dr. Seymour Kornfeld on W. Church Street. Jean was also preceded in death by her brothers, Sherman Jarvis, Elmira, NY, Thomas Jarvis, CA; and sister, Dorothy Savidge, FL. Jean was a devoted mother to her two sons, Jarvis and Bruce, and she moved to Toledo, OH in 1991 to be closer to her family. Jean had lifelong interests in arts and crafts and keeping up with current events. She is survived by her sons, Jarvis T. (Marsha) Gamble and Bruce A. (Eva) Gamble, both of Toledo, OH; and granddaughters, Brenna Pertner of Ft. Collins, CO, Joy McCallister of Menlo Park, CA, Brooke Broughton of Columbus, OH, and Allison Gamble of Cropseyville, NY. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
JELLIFF - GENUNG
Genevra J. Age 94, formerly of Windsor, NY, went home on Friday, November 3, 2006. Genevra was born on January 12, 1912, the daughter of the late Olin Roy and Eva Whipple Jelliff. She was a second grade teacher at Windsor Elementary School in Windsor, NY for 39 years and was included in The Exceptional Teachers of America listing in 1973. She was very focused on and devoted to her family, her friends and her students. Her hobbies included photography and traveling. Genevra is predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Donald Genung; daughter, Donna Genung; and her younger brothers and sisters. She is survived by a selection of nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Sullivan's Funeral Home (365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035) on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Swanson will officiate.
JOHNSON Mary Elizabeth Nellis Schwartz, 82, of Peachtree City, Ga., died May 19, 2003. She was born January 5, 1921 in Pennsylvania. "Nana Nellis" is survived by daughter Rosemary Glennie of Fayetteville; granddaughter Alison (Kevin) Kelley of Newnan; grandson Brian Glennie of Locust Grove; great-granddaughter Kylie Glennie of Locust Grove; great-grandsons Mitchell Kelley of Newnan, Austin Glennie of Locust Grove, Ethan Kelley of Newnan; sisters Helen Schweiger of Barton, New York, Catherine Hunter of Sayre, PA; brother, Isaac Johnson of Towanda, PA; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be June 8 at 3:30 p.m. at Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Ellison officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291.
Theda C. (Decker) Age 76, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2006. She was born on August 15, 1930 in Westfield, PA, a daughter of the late Emerson and Ellen (Walker) Decker, and was a lifelong resident of Tioga County. Mrs. Keck is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jan Keck of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter-in-law, Wahneta Keck of Wellsboro; brother, Thomas Keck of Wellsboro, PA; grandson, Jeremy Keck; and a great-grandson, Ethan Alexander. Theda was predeceased by three sons, Kenneth Keck, Phillip Keck, Bruce Keck; four daughters, Bonnie Keck, Connie Keck, Deborah Keck, Teresa Keck; half brother, Harold Warriner; half sister, Blanche Nichols. In keeping with Theda's wishes, there will not be any calling hours or services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.
KOVAL Andrew James
Age 46 of 125 Barnes Hill Road Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 21, 2007 very unexpectedly. Andy was a designer at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY for over 27 years. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
KOVAL Andrew James
age 46 of 125 Barnes Hill Road Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 21, 2007 very unexpectedly. Andy was born September 8, 1960 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Andrew Richard Koval and Joan Adell Merrill Koval. He was a graduate of Corning East High School Class of 1978. Andy placed 5th in the New York State High School Pole Vaulting Competion and was elected to The Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame. He married his wife Robyn L. Rodabaugh Koval on October 24, 1981 and they recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on October 24, 2006. Andy loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them and restoring his 1970 Trans Am. He also enjoyed music and playing a practical joke on his family and friends. Andy was a designer at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY for over 27 years. He was pre-deceased by his father, Andrew R. Koval, on November 30, 1978 and by his mother, Joan Adell Merrill Koval, on January 13, 1987. Andy is survived by his loving and devoted wife Robyn L. Rodabaugh Koval; his loving daughters and son-in-law: Mary Jo & Tony Ritter of Elmira, NY, Rebecca Koval at home, and Bridget Koval a student at Collins College in Phoenix, Arizona; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mike & Shari Koval of Beaver Dams, NY and Christopher & Kimberly Koval of Horseheads, NY; sister: Amy Cartwright of Painted Post, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harry & Marilee Rodabaugh of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Kevin & Janice Rodabaugh of Knoxville, TN and Scott & Angel Rodabaugh of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends including special friends Robert Hopkins, Peter Verbanic, and Patsy & Tim Shafer. A Celebration of Andy's Life will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
LAVENDER Katherine C - MRS. FRANK C. GERNERT
Mrs. W. B. (Sophia) Gernert attended the funeral in Bridgeport, Conn., last Friday of her daughter-in-law, wife of Frank C. Gernert, deceased, who had been out of health for some years had visited here and her demise is mourned by many friends. A son of 12 with her husband and father survive. Several sisters are also living and Mrs. Gernert’s mother.
Katherine C. LAVENDER - Mrs. Frank C. Gernert died yesterday at the family home in Bridgeport, Conn., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident at Danbury, which caused the death of her husband, Frank C. GERNERT. She was formerly Miss Katharine C. LAVENDER of Lebanon, Tenn. The funeral will be held at the home Monday at 2 p. m., January 11. The burial will be in Mountain Grove cemetery. Mr. GERNERT was a former resident of Troy, PA. Elmira Star-Gazette Jan. 8, 1915.
LEMCKE - SEWARD, Florence L.
Age 85, of Elmira, died on May 15, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She was born on March 13, 1922 to Mae Miller Lemcke and Oscar Lemcke in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. She started playing piano at the age of 5 and went on to graduate from Westchester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, becoming a vocal music teacher at Panther Valley High School in Lansford, PA. She was also the choir director and organist at her church in Lansford; she began playing organ during services when she was a teenager. In 1947 she married Frank Seward, a professional baseball player who pitched for the NY Giants and San Francisco Seals, among other teams. The couple moved to Elmira with their daughters in 1963. Florence volunteered for many years at Arnot-Ogden and received several awards for her service. Her most recent residence was at Woodbrook, where she made many friends. Florence is survived by her two adoring daughters, Nancy and Kim; loving son-in-law, Jake Laughner; sister-in-law, Peggy Seward; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and special friends, Marge and Dick Schornstheimer, Margo Gumosky, Anita Ridgeway and Donna Kole. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank in 2004. Those who knew and loved her will miss her kindness, thoughtfulness, courage and great sense of humor. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate doctors, nurses, hospital staff and Woodbrook Staff who cared for her. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Mushtaq Sheikh, her primary physician for many years. At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory can be sent to Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
LUCIEER Peter M.
Age 80, of Horseheads, NY. He was born February 27, 1927 in Williamson, NY, son of the late James and Mary (Johnsville) Lucieer, and died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Phenes); daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jim Thompson of Palmyra, NY; stepchildren and their spouses, Larry and Laura Kniffin of SC, Rhonda and Terry Oakley of Horseheads, Dan and Marie Kniffin of Richmond, VA, Joy and Gary Pierce of Harrison, TN; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Jennie Hubright of Palmyra; niece, Bonnie Scrooby of Manchester, NY. Mr. Lucieer retired from Flickinger's and was a former member of the Elmira Moose. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Friday, May 18th at 3 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira.
LYKE Richmond A. “Dick” LYKE, 96, formerly of Rt. 1, Macy, died at 4 a.m. today in the McAllister Nursing Home in Culver after an illness of several months. He was born in Ralston, Pa., Aug. 24, 1886 and had lived in the Macy area for 35 years. His first marriage was on Oct. 21, 1917 in Towanda, Pa., to Tressa Elizabeth AUSTIN, who died Sept. 24, 1974. His second marriage was on April 1, 1978 to Minnie STEWART, who died in 1982. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he had owned and operated the Lyke Blueberry Planttion near Macy. Mr. Lyke was a 50-year member of the Lincoln Masonic Lodge of Macy. There are no known survivors in the immediate family. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Five Corners Cemetery near Macy. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services. Thursday, January 27, 1983. The Rochester Sentinel. Fulton County Indiana.
MATTISON - BOWER
Betty Jean Age 69, Ovid, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, NY, September 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Charles Raymond Mattison and Bernice Hamm. Betty is survived by daughter, Dorene (Mike) Tucker, Ovid; granddaughters, Kayla, Lisa, and Melissa Tucker; two sons, Raymond P. Case, WA, and Walter U. Case; grandsons, Joseph and Dakota Case; sister, Geraldine Snyder, Elmira; brother, Richard Ring, Breesport; niece, Linda Mattison Miller, Candor, and her children, Krag, Jason, Roland, Georg, Karin; several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Al Bower; sisters, Cora Shoemaker, Patricia Bertsche, Norma Jamison, Grace, Beatrice Knapp; brothers, Ralph, Millard (Pete), and Howard Mattison. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 9, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in La Row Cemetery, North Van Etten, NY.
MILES - RUTZKE
Mary Dorothea "Dot" Of Millport, New York and Zephyrhills, Florida, died Sunday morning, November 5, 2006, at the York Lutheran Home at Sprenkle Drive. She was 97. Mary was the postmaster and assistant postmaster for many years in Millport, NY, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Millport and the Millport Firemen's Auxiliary. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and a former member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Zephyrhills. Dot like to crochet, read and play Bingo. She also enjoyed traveling in her younger days. Born in Elmira, NY on September 24, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle (Turner) Miles. She was the wife of the late Frank H. Rutzke. She leaves a daughter, Mary Jeannine Green of York; a son, Frank H. Rutzke of Thompson Falls, Montana; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Miles Dilmore; a brother, George Turner Miles; and a sister, Mildred Miles Dilmore. Following cremation, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in Zephyrhills, Florida. The Koller Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 2000 W. Market St. in York is entrusted with the arrangements.
MILLER CARMEN ANTHONY
Loving Memory Of...
Attorney Carmen Anthony Miller - Corning, NY
Attorney Carmen Anthony Miller, 75 years, died Friday at his home at 2745 Forest Hill Drive. He was born June 13, 1931 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Dellisante Miller. A lifetime resident of Corning, NY, a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Corning Northside (Class of 1949) College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC. He served three years in the United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General's Department. Attorney Miller has practiced law in the area since 1961 and has served as Town of Corning Attorney from 1968 until his death. He is a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church and St. Catherine's, Addison, NY, Corning Knights of Columbus, Marconi Lodge of Corning and the Alumni Council of Northside School. Surviving his wife, Antoinette "Toni" of 39 years; son, Philip (Kristen) Miller of Glastonbury, CT; and daughter, Susan Miller of Fayetteville, NY; two brothers, Rosario (Eloise) Miller and Dr. Joseph (Marcia) Miller; and sister, Grace Rosettie; and uncle, Philip Dellisante, all of Corning, N.Y.; special cousins, Joseph (Linda) Anastasi, Richard (Carole) Anastasi and Patricia Blair; also many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y., Monday, May 14, 2007, from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Vincent de Paul Church 11:00 a.m. Private Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, N.Y. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Carmen's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
MOORE –MRS ZUREDA MOORE BUCHANAN - (1917) a former resident of Austinville expired on Thursday at Geneva, NY. Mrs. Buchanan was 55 years old and leaves one daughter, Madeline.
MORRIS - BENN
Vivian Louise (nee Morris) 78, of Edgewater, died after a short illness on October 29, 2006 at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler. She was born to the late Leland E. and Leona H. Morris on September 27, 1928 in Wellsburg, NY. After high school, she attended Elmira Business Institute, married Frederick A. Benn on October 29, 1948, and relocated to Daytona Beach in 1955. She continued a legal secretarial career specializing in estate/probate until her retirement from Ossinsky and George. Vivian enjoyed her family, as well as reading, horticulture and international cooking. She was also a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Frederick Benn and daughter, Holly Haeger, both of Edgewater, FL; brother, Bruce E. Morris of Wellsburg, NY; aunt, Alberta (Revilo) Van Horn of Himrod, NY; granddaughters, Christina (Brian) Wilcox and Amanda Benn, both of Orange City, FL, and Rina Lee Tweed of Coventry, CT; grandsons, Keith Ford of Edgewater, FL, and James Benn of San Francisco, CA; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James F. Benn of Palm Coast. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: DeLand Area Parkinsons Support Group, 238 W. Stetson Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona
MYERS John Richard
Of Elmira, NY - Was born May 28, 1937 in Elmira, the son of the late Frank and Frances (Perry) Myers, died peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 69. John is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Clarissa Ann (Francisco) Myers; stepson, Dana A. Gee of Millport, NY; sister, Norma Elston of Elmira, NY; brothers, Charles Myers of Fort Myers, FL, Robert (Patricia) Myers of Elmira, NY, Joseph Myers of Breesport, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. His best pal and loving feline, "Fluffy" also survives him. At John's request there will be no calling hours or services, however, please offer a few prayers to ease his journey home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
MYERS Sylvia M. Birch, 93, formerly of Macedon, died on Aug. 26, 1998 in Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Birch was born in Towanda, PA on June 13, 1905, a daughter of Burt and Eva Nichols Myers. She lived in Texas for 11 years and was a member of the Macedon Senior Citizens. Mrs. Birch lived in Macedon for several years. Interment in St. Ann's Cemetery, Palmyra. Mrs. Birch is survived by two daughters, Charlene (Donald) Mack of Azle, Texas, and Leona (Robert) Alvut of Fairport; two sons, James of Sodus, formerly of Newark, and Charles of Montana; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Lemual Myers of Niagara Falls, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ross, in 1984; daughter-in-law, Lela Birch on Oct. 3, 1997; and son, William, in 1970.
MISS HARRIET B. PAGE - Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Page on No 157 West Third Street, have the sympathy of a very large number of friends in the death of their daughter, Harriet B. Page, which occurred at the family home last evening, following an attack of influenza. Miss Page was taken ill about a week ago. With the development of pneumonia, friends recognized her serious condition but were hopeful to the end. She was born in this city 25 years ago and had been taking an active interest in war work and was also an active worker in the ranks of the Red Cross. She was one of those who was active in the organizing of the Soldiers Club, established some months ago for the soldiers at General Hospital No 5, who came to this city. Until her last illness she also did much for the soldiers at the Post hospital. She was a member of Christ church and took an active interest in the various parish societies. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Miss Olive Page, and Mrs. W H Arnold of New York; also two brothers, Alanzo S. Page of Oswego and Lieut. David B. Page Jr. of the Search Light Engineers, America Expeditionary Forces in France.
PALIPKONICH Rosella "Rose" OWCZARSKI of Peoria, Ariz., died unexpectedly Dec 21, 2000. Daughter of the late Stephen and Anna KOMERINSKY PALIPKONICH, she was born in Sayre, PA and graduated from Sayre High School. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother, who lived in Wysox and Olyphant, PA, prior to moving to Arizona in 1996. Rose was a warm, loving and outgoing woman who was a friend to all who knew her. She will be missed and by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Charles PALIPKONICH and her sisters, Alice MULLEN and Olga HOTALEN. She is survived by her husband George; daughters Contrance LATIMER of Crofton, MD, and Michele of Aviamo, Italy; a son, Stephen of Ventura, CA; four grandchildren; a brother, John PALIPKONICH of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews. Rose and her husband George, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2000. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in her memory be made to the Sayre Public Library.
PLATT - ROMANEO
Charlotte L. nee Platt 83, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, November 5, 2006. Born January 12, 1923 in Galeton, she was the daughter of Clyde and Mary Losey Platt. She was married to James T. Romaneo, who predeceased her in 1985. A graduate of Galeton H.S., she was employed by Galeton Production and Heymann's Rexall Drugstore in Coudersport. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Coudersport. Surviving are: a brother, Robert (Pamela) Platt of Galeton; two sisters, Marjorie Haner of Williamsport, and Donna (Michael) Messino of Galeton; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four sisters, Mary Patkos, Ruth Wolcott, Helen Lettau, and Joyce Clark; and a brother, James Platt. Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, November 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
Arnold Virl Age 81, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Friday, November 3, 2006. He was born October 19, 1925 in Troupsburg, New York. He was the son of the late Henry and Edith Bollen Prutsman. He was a dairy farmer until he moved to North Carolina in 1978. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothea Lucas; two brothers, James Henry and Alden Prutsman; granddaughter, Angie LaBarron. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Lucille Prutsman of the home; three daughters, Carol Christman and husband, Clarence of Rocky Mount, NC, Diane Ross and husband, William of Lucama, NC, Rhoda Paulhamus and husband, Bruce of Tioga, PA; three sons, Dan Prutsman and wife, Bev of Harrisonburg, VA, Jeff Prutsman of Nashville, NC, and Steve Prutsman of Fuquay-Varina, NC; one sister, Marjorie Butler and husband, Koeth of Osceola, PA; one brother, Rod Prutsman and wife, Peg of Troupsburg, NY; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowling Funeral Home & Crematory, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
ROBBINS - KOESTER
Donna Mae Age 78, of #2681 Rt. #49, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born November 11, 1927 in North Bingham, PA, the daughter of Herbert and Rose Rogers Robbins. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, William Koester Jr., R.D., Westfield, PA, Richard Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA; daughters, Deborah Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA, Susan Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Annessa and Walter Bieser, Shortsville, PA, Boyd Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA, Brian Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Koester, R.D., Westfield, PA, Alex, Trey, Kevin, and Mary Bieser, Shortsville, PA; sister-in-law, Eleanor Robbins, Westfield, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Koester, in 1995. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1- 2:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Rev. David Brelo officiating. Burial in Collins Center Cemetery, Collins Center, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assn. and the Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assn. in Donna's memory.
RUMENAPP - SWENSON
Helen Rumenapp 97, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006. Helen was a native of Corning, born March 9, 1909 and resided in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the last 19 years. At the age of 16, Helen opened her own dance studio. She had hundreds of students during several decades of teaching, performing and officiating over countless shows featuring her students. In the early years, she performed with her sister and brother, Frances Rumenapp Cook and Harold Rumenapp. Helen inspired many children and adults. Helen and her husband, Theodore Jennings Swenson, formed the Crystal Studios of Music and Dance in the late 30's through the late 50's. In 1958, the family moved to Los Angeles, California. Helen and Ted worked in real estate sales and property management. Helen's loving husband preceded her in death in 1985 in Hemet, California. Helen moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1987 to be near her daughter Sonja. Helen immediately resumed her dancing and performed with "The Golden Tappers" at numerous senior functions and festivals. She danced through the age of 91. Helen is survived by her daughters, Sonja Swenson of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sandra Nutile of Santa Maria, California; son, Richard Swenson of Des Moines, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces and 6 nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89107. Private interment to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "A to Z Dance Foundation of Nevada, Inc" on-line or at 900 Karen, Suite #A116, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
RUTSKI - RICE, Margaret M. "Peggy"
Of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children, Gary (Maureen) Rice of Pine City, NY, Darla (John) Volker of Elmira, NY, and Karen (Dayton) Hall of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Edward Hurley, Scott (Dawn) Brown, Jennifer Batroney, Kelly (Jason) Stuart and Traci Volker; great-grandchildren, Keslee, Stephen, Megan and Kyle; also survived by her brother, Edward Rutski; her husband, Clifford Rice; parents, Anthony and Mary Rutski; sisters, Christina Studzinski, and Agatha Mullen; and brother, Louis Rutski, predeceased Margaret. It was Margaret's request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Kidney Foundation or the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care. The family would like to give a special thank you to Chris and Penny from the Nephrology Department of Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their kindness. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
SCHANBACHER William Harold
Age 69, of 102 Swartwood Road, Van Etten, NY, beloved husband of Jean Dowse Schanbacher, died suddenly from an abdominal aneurism on Saturday, May 12, 2007. In addition to his wife, Jean of 44 years, he is also survived by his mother, Anna Schanbacher of Van Etten, NY; his four children, Barbara Schanbacher of Van Etten, NY, Gail and Dana Sgrecci of Odessa, NY, and children, Nick, Brock, and Camille, Kim and Jeff Eysoldt of Spencer, NY, and children Sarah and Andy, and James Schanbacher of Van Etten, NY; brothers, Tom (Mary) Schanbacher of Waverly, NY, John Schanbacher of Van Etten, NY; sisters, Peg Pross of Milan, PA, Mary Jean Schanbacher of Spencer, NY, Jane (Mike) Weaver of Lake Kiowa, TX, Ellen (Ronald) Reed of Liberty, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. He is predeceased by his father, Harold Schanbacher; sister, Martha Norwood; and granddaughter, Holli Jean Eysoldt. Bill grew up in Liberty, PA, received his B.S. Education degree from Mansfield University and his graduate credits from Cortland State and Auburn State Universities. He then moved to Spencer, NY, in 1960 and began teaching in Spencer-Van Etten Central Schools, teaching JR High and High School math until his retirement in 1991. He married in 1963, taking a short two-year break from teaching when his father was ill, and he needed to be near his family. During this time, he and his wife lived in Roaring Branch, PA, where he worked as a dairyman. Bill was a "jack of all trades" around the home. He could build, plumb, wire, or fix anything that needed fixing. He would routinely rebuild things around the house throughout the 38 years he lived in his home in Van Etten. He had many interests and especially enjoyed working with horses. He spent many hours in the saddle with his family, wandering through the hills of Van Etten and beyond...sharing his soul with his wife and instilling in his children his love of the outdoors and his sense of adventure and discovery. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and bowling since his retirement from teaching. He also had a beautiful, rich voice; he sang at weddings and in choirs, but mainly entertained his family in the car with his old country songs and his yodeling. He immensely enjoyed being a father and grandfather. Throughout life, he worked hard and tirelessly, always taking more than his share of responsibility. He never seemed hurried but never stopped moving. He was respected by all who knew him. He was always kind and never spoke a harsh word. He was strong and steadfast in his beliefs and was always someone you could count on; steady, calm, and stubborn. He appeared stern and serious but was always ready with a smile, chuckle, and a helping hand for anyone in need. He was forever the family man. Perhaps his greatest gift to his kids was their knowing that he always believed in them and their abilities, and was proud of them no matter what. He was a great source of strength and inspiration to his family and will be missed every day. Calling hours to visit with his family will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17th, at George Dowse's home at 63 Main Street in Spencer. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Spencer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Refreshments to follow service. Memorials in Bill's memory may be made to the SVETA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 307, Spencer, NY 14883.
JOHN T. SHAW—known in this Boro through his wife, Mrs. Adelle Shaw, only daughter of C. B. Pomeroy, died Tuesday evening in the hospital at Painesville, Ohio, from injuries sustained the preceding Saturday by collision of his automobile with a trolley car. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were motoring with Eastern friends from Detroit to New York. The storm of Saturday overtook them. Their automobile skidded and a streetcar crashed into the machine, causing the injury to Mr. Shaw’s head from which he expired without regaining consciousness. Deceased was about 52 years old and he had risen from office boy to the presidency of the First National Bank of Detroit. He was acknowledged head of the banking interests of that city. With his wife, to whom the hearts of her Troy friends go out in unmeasured sympathy, survive three sons and three daughters. In attendance from Troy at the funeral in St James church, Detroit, of which he was a vestryman, on Thursday, were Mrs. Shaw’s brothers, John Edwin and Fayette Pomeroy, and from Elmira her aunt, Mrs. Adelle Gray. Her father was not well enough to make the journey. Interment was at Mr. Shaw’s boyhood home in Michigan.
SHINGLER Robert F.
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, May 14, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Robert was born on April 12, 1918, a son of Henry F. and Nora Webber Shingler. He is predeceased by his son, John Hugh Shingler. Robert is survived by his daughters, Patricia M. Advincula of Denver, CO, and Michelle Roxanne Sanford of Elmira; son, Robert F. Shingler Jr. of Tucson, AZ; 7 grandchildren; good friends, Elsie Lintz of Cayuta, NY and Barbara Schnautz of Elmira; and his special feline traveling companions, "Sam and Crystal". Robert enjoyed a long and varied career in the oil pipeline business. He started at seventeen as a laborer with the Atlantic Pipeline Company (later ARCO). Robert's work led him to travel all over the United States. He also worked as a consultant in Europe and as a pipeline operator in Venezuela. He retired as District Superintendent for ARCO. He later served as a consultant for oil and gas pipeline construction primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Robert enjoyed making walking sticks. When he finished a walking stick he would always find someone who could use it. While raising his family Robert was active in Boy Scouts for many years. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, a longtime volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and a member of the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge #913. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday May 19, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be in White Church Cemetery, in Heston, PA.
DUNNING SMITH - the 7 year old and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Smith (nee Ida Kilgore) of Elk Run, died last Sabbath morning of diphtheria at the family home. Mrs. Smith spent her girlhood in this place and has many friends who extend their sympathy to her and her husband in their sorrow.
REX STARR - According to information received in Elmira, Rex Starr, husband of Merab Case Starr, committed suicide as a result of overwork. The body was found in an irrigation ditch several miles from his home at Merced, California where he was employed as an engineer. He left a note to his wife giving the reason for his act. Mrs. Starr is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George M. Case of Elmira who have been visiting her for several weeks. With her are left two young children. Burial was in San Francisco. The deceased, who was only 38 years old, was one of the outstanding hydraulic engineers of the Pacific coast. A proposed power and irrigation dam in Merced County to cost $12,000,000 was under his direction. He was a Rotarian and an Elk, both of which he was very popular.
SUTTON John H. Sutton, 57, of 450 Vermont Ave., Burnham, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in Lewistown Hospital's emergency room. Born July 18, 1945, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Stanley and Frances (OSBORN) SUTTON. His wife, Mariann KERSTETTER SUTTON, whom he married in 1972, survives. Also surviving are three children, Todd Sutton of Burnham, Terri SUTTON of Lewistown and John SUTTON of Burnham; two sisters, Louise BOWER of Scranton and Susan GARY of Arizona; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He was an electrician for U.S. Silica, Mapleton Depot. He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, participating in the church choir, Chief Logan Mingoes Club, IV Warriors and Highland Park Hose Company. He was an avid fisherman. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church choir, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is handling the arrangements.
SWACKHAMER RUTH MEAD, Ruth (Monk)
Age 86, has been called home to her heavenly father. Ruth loved writing poetry, walking and doing crossword puzzles. She retired from Buffalo China after 16 years of dish designing. The family wishes to thank the Elcor Nursing Home staff and Hospice for her care. Ruth left behind daughters, Anna Mason of Binghamton, NY, and Gwen (Dave) Purcell of Gillett, PA; son, Fred (Marge) Monk of Buffalo, NY; 41 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, and 82 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by parents, Charles and Rose Swackhamer; husband, George Mead; sons, Seymour Monk, Brent Monk, and George Monk; also daughters, Barbara Mercia and Juanita Mason. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Thursday April 12, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., the Reverend Myra Goss will officiate. Burial will take place in Buffalo, NY at the convenience of the family.
TEDROW Charles "Chuck" Tedrow of Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Austin, Minn., he was a son of the late Roy and Sarah MITCHELL TEDROW. He was a graduate of Austin High School and Austin Junior College, Minnesota. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He worked for Hormel Meat Co., Austin Minn., and was founder and co-owner of Chuck's Auction Service of Exeter; a Sunday morning radio host for WNAK-AM, Nanticoke; and a instructor of Dale Carnegie Course. He was a member of the Forty Fort Presbyterian Church; Keystone Consistory, Scranton; the Irem Temple; the National and the Pennsylvania Auctioneer Association. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty MARVIN and a brother, Richard. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Marceline JENSEN; daughters, Linda LEWIS of Wyoming and Barbara DOUGHERTY of Panama City, Fla; his son Mark of Bluemont, VA; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Jack of Lake City, MN, and Jerry of New London, MN; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Forty Fort Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. William LUKESH officiating. Friends will be received after the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Forty Fort Presbyterian Church, 1224 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 216 North Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA.
TRINDELL Roger Thomas
January 2, 1932 - February 15, 2007
Was born January 2, 1932 to Philip and Frances Trindell. Following graduation from Madison High School in New Jersey in 1950, he joined the Navy, where he became a Hospital Corpsman, serving at various naval medical facilities in the United States. He also served as medical corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force at Camp Lejune, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He graduated in 1957, with a B.A. degree in History and Geography from Montclair State College. He earned a Master's degree in Geography and Field Ecology in 1960 from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Geography and Anthropology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. His academic career took him from coast to coast teaching in California, New York State, Pennsylvania, including, Michigan State University in East Lansing. He joined the faculty of Mansfield State College in 1970 as the Chair of the Department of Geography, Geology, and Regional Planning. He retired in 1993 and spent his winters at Jekyll Island, Georgia. He was an avid golfer beginning his career as a caddy at Baltursol Golf Club and continued playing his entire life. He loved every aspect of the game from club making to shot making. He was proud of his club championships at Corey Creek Golf Club and Tyoga Country Club and his induction into the Tioga Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Danice Jean (Livenspire) Trindell; son, Gene Roger Trindell; and daughter-in-law, Paula. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Sarah and Katherine, who were very precious to him. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 18, 2007, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Deb Casey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Roger's name to the Mansfield Free Public Library Endowment Fund
TUBBS - SCHWEIGART, Margaret R.
of Westfield, PA 73, died Thursday, April 26, 2007. Born April 3, 1934 in Sunderlinville, Hector Twp., PA, she was the daughter of John R. and Nora Belle Glover Tubbs. She owned and operated Margaret's Beauty Shop in Potter Brook for many years. She attended the Potter Brook People's Church. Surviving are three daughters, Rhonda "Jerry" Rusinko of Fairport, NY (grandchildren, Josh, Cara, Alyssa), Renee "Blaine" Toby of Lindley, NY (grandchildren, Alonzo and Benjamin), and Rachelle "Jay" Jelliff of Newfield, NY; several stepchildren; a brother, Stanley Tubbs of Gaines, PA; two sisters, Genevieve Flynn of Osceola, PA, and Kathryn Hillyard of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husbands, Allen D. Plank in 1982, and George E. Schweigart in 2005; three brothers, Winford Tubbs, Sidney Tubbs, Charles Tubbs; and a sister, N. Marie Kibbe. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 3:00 p.m. Her nephew, Allan S. Tubbs will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
UPDIKE Charles "Chuck" Of Elmira, NY, previously of Watkins Glen, died November 7, 2006 at home, after a very brief struggle with cancer, at the age of 39. He is survived by many friends, family and his very special peanut, mother and stepfather, Ellen and Albert Perry; sister, Marjorie Hartman; niece and nephew, Jessica and Jared Hartman; great-niece, Anna Rosa Julia Samuidio; beloved daughter, Amber Leigh Updike; and special friend and companion, Regina Kretchmer (Wescott). At Chuck's request, there are no calling hours or funeral service. At a later date, a traditional Irish Wake will be held in the summer at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to the Falck Cancer Center to assist others, as they did for him, in their own battles with cancer. Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen.
VAN GELDER - WILSON
Karen J. (Van Gelder) Age 42, of Bath, NY, and formerly of California Ave., Elmira Heights, went home to be with her Lord while at the home of her parents and surrounded by her family on Wed., Nov. 1, 2006. Karen was born Aug. 30, 1964, the daughter of Frank and Lamora (Frazier) Van Gelder, with whom she recently resided in Bath. In addition to her parents, Karen is survived by her husband, James Wilson of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Kim Van Gelder of Bath, NY, Tim and Ronica Van Gelder of Knightdale, NC; niece and nephews, Erin, Bryan and Mitchell; along with several extended family members, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Karen was an employee of Bethany Village for over 17 years. She was a graduate of Haverling High School and Corning Community College, always pursuing a career in Human Services. As a youth, she was a member of the Rainbow Girls and the High School Band. She was active at the Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads, where she participated in the Drama and Music programs. Karen always had a deep love of family and friends while always remaining strong during her struggles and a constant reminder of her faith, never losing sight of prayer and the trust in the Lord and his work. She was also a volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for 11 years and an accomplished poetry composer. She was a caring daughter, sister, friend and caregiver. She also always enjoyed the company of her cats. Family and friends are invited to the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., where a celebration of her life will take place there at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. James Swanson officiating. A time of food, fellowship and sharing will also take place immediately following the service there in church. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport, NY. Those wishing may also remember Karen with memorials in her name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
Loren "Larry" Dewaine 75, of 250 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post, NY, died November 5, 2006 at Corning Hospital. Loren was born March 9, 1931 to Elmer H. Wheaton and Harriet Lillian Scudder Wheaton in Big Flats, NY. He was a graduate of Corning Northside High School. He married Joan Elaine Benedict in November 1952. She predeceased him in 1993. He was a Korean War era veteran. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with 28 years service. He was also retired as a supervisor for Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post. Larry served 32 years with the Town of Catlin in the capacities of Town Councilman, Town Justice, and Town Supervisor. Loren is survived by his sister, Harriet Dietrich of Wolcott, NY; children, Rebecca (Ron) Pitts of Corning, NY, Jeffrey (Rufina) of Toto, GU, Thomas of Knoxville, TN, Karl (Teresina) of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Raymond Wheaton, Albert Wheaton, Howard Wheaton, and Donald Wheaton; sisters, Mildred Wright, Marion Rae, and Grace Ford. Larry was a member of the Big Flats American Legion and the Corning Elks. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.
WHEELER Robert Eugene Jr. Age 61, of Savona, NY, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Robert was born in Wellsboro, PA, on October 27, 1945 to Robert and Lillian (Burrows) Wheeler. He was employed by Wegman's in Hornell, NY as the Meat Manager. He was an avid golfer and hunter, and enjoyed fishing. He coached little league for eight years. Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1966. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Lillian Wheeler; one daughter, Carla (Lee) Thomas of Nashville, TN; two sons, Scott (Christal) Wheeler of Campbell, and Robert (Fabian) Wheeler of Chappaqua, NY; one sister, Laura (William) Sawyer of Whiteboroughs, NY; two brothers, William (Kathy) Wheeler of Rochester, and Wayne Wheeler of Florida; a stepson, David (Julie) Stevens of Virginia; grandchildren, Braxtin, Ashley, Robert, Kyle, Angelique, and Gabrielle; his children's mother, Mina Wheeler of Wayne, NY; his companion, Kim Clark of Savona, NY; a foster son, Ray Shawn of Savona. Calling hours will be held on Monday, from 5-7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend David Ryall officiating.
YONKIN The very largely attended funeral for John J. YONKIN
of Dushore was held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral
Home and was followed by a mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi
Church, Mildred, with Rev. Michael B. HARRIS, his pastor presiding.
Interment was in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore. Pallbearers were;
Patrick YONKIN, Ethan BROWN, Stephen YONKIN, Brian YONKIN, Shawn YONKIN,
Michael J. MCDONALD, Mark MCDONALD, Richard MCDONALD, and Michael
? HARNER, Patricia A.
Town of Southport Resident
Age 67, of Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2007, surrounded by her three loving daughters, Janet (Keith) Dimon, Marlene (Raymond) Budnick, and Brenda Cole; grandchildren, Craig (Jolene) Ferguson, Carly (Robert) Evans, Christopher Glover, Jessica Glover, Joshua Cole, Tasha Cole and Eric (Lillie) Cole. She was very proud of her grandsons, Craig and Eric for defending our freedom in Iraq. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Erika Ferguson, Ayden and Arianna Cole, and Eligh Evans; best friend and fiancé, Donald Stevens; sister, Roberta (Lou) Thomas; brother, Howard Harvey; along with very special best friends, Mary and Woody Wood, Joan and George Farmer. Pat was born to Jonah and Lois (Rhoades) Garris on November 19, 1939 in Elmira, NY. Her husband, Robert; brother, Ralph; and mother, Lois predeceased her. She married Robert Harner Jr., who preceded her in death September 3, 1999. In 1973, the family relocated to Gaines, PA, where Pat and Bob successfully managed the Hunting Valley Inn. They were also one of the original owners of the Crystal City Party Center. In 1988, they purchased the Pine City Inn and managed it effectively until their retirement. Since her retirement, Pat was involved in the Class of 1958 Reunion Committee, was a member of the Webb Mills Auxiliary and the Town of Ashland's Senior Citizens Group. Pat enjoyed her time spent with her family at Keuka Lake. She loved to cook, bake, crafts and especially enjoyed decorating for the holidays, inside and outside. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. in the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, to honor Pat's life. Her Pastor and friend, the Reverend Dennis Christiansen will celebrate the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to the First Baptist Church, 121 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
? BETTY SOMERS
Betty S. Of Elmira, NY Was born December 3, 1927 in Elmira, NY, died on Monday, November 6, 2006, peacefully at her home. She is survived by her loving children, Sandy Ellison, Patricia Driscoll, Sheere Walter, Cindy Somers, Vickie Somers, Rick Somers and Jack Somers; along with many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, on Friday, November 10, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate Betty's life. The Reverend David Ivy will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, in her memory.
? STROZINSKI, Anne
Age 89, died March 14, 2007. Predeceased by siblings, Angela (Nell), Mary Beckman, Jeanne Lucarelli, Joseph, and Anthony Strozinski. She is survived by nieces, Joan Rose-Barrish, Gail Morgan, MaryRita Landis, and Janet Golden; nephews, Maynard Beckman, John and Jerry Lucarelli. Anne worked at Remington Rand, and retired 1977 from Elmira Post Office. Funeral Mass Monday, April 23, 10 a.m., St. Casimir's Church. She was a parishioner since childhood, living on Roe Ave., later W. Center St. with her sister, Nell. Her last 17 years were in NJ with her niece, Joan and husband, Paul.
Brenda Jean Formerly of Waverly, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 4, 2006, at her home in Owego, NY. A time for gathering with family and friends will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2006, from 10-11 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Brenda's life will follow the visitation with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 11 a.m. For up-to-date information go to www.blauveltfuneralhome.com under obituaries. While there, you may leave a sympathy message of remembrance for Brenda's family