Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred
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.
ABRAHAMSON - VERBJAR
Elsa Helene of Galeton, PA 93, died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 27, 1913, in Galeton, she was the daughter of Frederick and Ellen Johnson Abrahamson. On December 4, 1938, in Galeton, she married Andrew J. Verbjar, who predeceased her in 1995. She was a graduate of Galeton High School and Elmira Business College. Mrs. Verbjar and her husband owned and operated Abrahamson Bros. Grocery in Galeton for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galeton. Surviving are: three sons, Frederick (Patricia) Verbjar of Greece, NY, Paul Verbjar of Daytona Beach, FL, and James (Patricia) Verbjar of Wellsboro; two daughters, Ellen Ann (Terry) Colegrove of Greeley, CO, and Nancy (Bruce) Thayer of Webster, NY; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Mona M'Lallave; a brother, Arnold Abrahamson; and a sister, Florence Johns. Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Saturday, December 9th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.
BAITY - MRS. MARTHA BAITY (THOMAS) BOWEN, (East Charleston) age 55, wife of Mrs. Thomas R. Bowen, died at her home here on Friday (April 18, 1902). She was born in Sullivan township; she was married to Mr. Bowen January 1, 1870. She lived an exemplary, Christian life. converted when young under the labors of the Rev. G. P. Watrous, she united with the Baptist Church in Sullivan, but after her marriage and removal here became a member of the Methodist Church. She was pre-eminently a Bible Christian. She loved to study its teachings; they were the life of her soul. She had been for several years the teacher of a Bible class of about 25 members, and nothing but sickness ever caused her to be absent from her place. Her pupils had the greatest confidence in her Christian life and character; six of the male members acted as pall-bearers at her obsequies, the remainder attending the funeral in a body. She suffered for 15 months, at times most excruciatingly, but her trust in God was steadfast to the end. Last Friday morning at dawn she closed her eyes peacefully to this world, and was ushered into the life of endless day. The funeral was held in the Methodist church and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. David White, assisted by Rev. M. G. Smith. The church was crowded. The following relatives survive - her husband, Thomas R. Bowen, her daughters, Sadie, wife of Dwight Bailey, of this place; Bessie, wife of W. O. Jenkins and Lottie, wife of Edward Boyce, both of Covington; one sister, Mrs. Enos Rose, of East Charleston; two brothers, Stillman Baity, of Shumway Hill, and Elias Baity, of Canoe Camp. - Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1902, p.1
BAKER Anna Baker BURNS, 80 of Owego, NY, died Oct. 20, 2001. Born April 9, 1921, in Towanda, she was the daughter of Orrin and Clara May Baker. She married Elzie M. Burns. She is survived by her son, Richard Burns, a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Ray Rushing; grandchildren; Suanne and David Rushing; a sister, Bettie Morse, of Rome, PA; a brother, Bernard . The funeral was at the Estey and Monroe Funeral Home, Owego, NY, with Rev. Loretta Perry officiating. Burial was in the Tioga Center Cemetery, Owego, NY.
Lewis W. of Galeton, PA 95, died Tuesday, December 5, 2006, in his home. Born May 27, 1911, in Belmont, NY, he was the son of Raymond and Lou Kirkendall Baker. He was married to the former Janette Wilson, who survives. He moved from New York State to Potter County in 1929 and was a graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses. He served with the National Guard for two years. He worked on farms in the area for several years, including John Stone's. In 1936, he moved to Cleveland, OH, and worked at Chase Brass and Copper Company. Returning to Potter County and attending welding school in 1937, he worked at several local compressor stations, including Leidy and Sabinsville. He was a forest fire warden for several years. He also did plumbing and heating work in the Ulysses area. In 1956, he went to work for Snyder Tank Corporation in Galeton, where he retired as plant foreman in 1976. During his married life he built two houses, one at Ulysses and the other near Galeton, where he resided for nearly 50 years. He was a member of the West Pike Baptist Church and the Susquehannock Trail Club. His interests included gardening, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Surviving besides his wife are: a daughter, Lois Morey of Galeton; a grandson, Tim (Erin) Morey of Wellsboro; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Morey; a great-grandson, Noah Morey; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Morey; three brothers, Ernest, Fred, and Leo; and three sisters, Mae Pye, Ruby "Peg" Shutt, and infant Marian. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2006, in the West Pike Baptist Church. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Pike Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
BERG – Richard Berg, Jr., killed in fall – age 1 ½ years, died late Wednesday afternoon at Robert Packer Hospital from injuries suffered in a fall from a second story porch at his home at 84 St. James Street, Mansfield. The child, son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Berg, reportedly fell about 20 feet and landed on a concrete sidewalk. He was taken to Blossburg State Hospital about 2:30 PM and transferred to the Robert Packer Hospital. A spokesman at the Packer said the boy died at 5:12 PM apparently from head injuries. The accident reportedly happened when Mrs. Berg was out in the yard taking down clothes. The father, a student at Mansfield State College, was minding the baby when he saw rain falling. He rushed out to help his wife and the boy somehow managed to get over a gate onto the porch. Dr. Charles DeWan of Sayre, acting coroner of Bradford County, said he would perform an autopsy and probably issue a death certificate. – Mansfield Advertiser, 25 April 1962, p.4
BORG - MRS. ANNA BORG OSGOOD, 55, died Monday in Richmond Township, of pneumonia. She was born in Morris Run and married Irving Osgood in 1904. The family formerly resided at Pine City and Elmira. Surviving are her husband, Irving Osgood; and two daughters, Mrs. Florence Longtin of Syracuse and Mrs. Robert Howe of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Fletcher, who resides at the Osgood home; Mrs. Bertha French of Millerton; a brother, John Borg near Mansfield, and a granddaughter, Mary Anna Longtin. - Wellsboro Gazette, 27 Feb. 1936, p.2
BRONSON – Marie (Margaret) Teeter, 67, of Covington died Saturday April 29, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 6, 1939 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Alfred and Edna Weaver Bronson. Marie was married to Ivan Teeter. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2005. Survivors include her mother Edna Bronson of Wysock; daughters, Deborah Roe of Covington, Jo Fredrick and Raymond Harding of Blossburg, Gwen (Steve) Brion of Liberty; a sister Aileen (Clarence) Isbell of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Harold Bronson of Wysock; grandchildren, Jackson Brion, Megan Strawbridge, Chaun Roe, Ryan Roe, Seany Roe; and four great grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at the Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Thursday May 4 from 6-8 PM. Services will be at 8PM with Rev. Joseph Hornick officiating. – The Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2006, p.6A
JAMES F. BROOKS was born in Clearfield County, PA. He enlisted Oct. 31, 1861 as a Private in Co. A, 90th NY Vol. Inf., and was discharged March 8, 1864 on account of gunshot wound. His regiment was recruited by Colonel Lewis W. Tinelli, Col. J.S. DeAgreda, Col. R.E.A. Hampson, who were head of the “Hancock Guard”, “McClellan Chasseurs”, and “McClellan Rifles” respectively and were combined. Colonel J.S. Morgan also recruited the “McClellan Chasseurs” although Lt. Col. Robert B. Clark of the 13th Militia was first appointed. Col. R.E.A. Hampson recruited the “British Volunteers” which were taken into this regiment. The regiment was organized and mustered into the service for three years between September and December 1861. Colonel Joseph S. Morgan and Nelson Shaurman were Colonels; Majors, John C. Swart and Honore De La Paturelle. The Company officers were Captains, John C. Swart, Edwin A. Stoutenborough; 1st Lts., George H. Stewart, Augustus H. Ward, Thaddeus C. Ferris, Henry Kellett, Frederick J. Jones; 2nd Lts., Greig H. Mulligan, Harvey J. Merchant, John McGrane. They participated in the following battles and engagements: - Franklin, Siege of Port Hudson (LA), Bayou La Fourche (LA), Red River Campaign, Mansura, Obequon, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek. They lost in the service 10 officers and 241 enlisted men and were honorably discharged and mustered out under Col. Nelson Shaurman, Feb. 9, 1866 at Savannah, GA. – GAR#48, pp.208, 209
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on 6/10/2007.
Brown: Betty Jane Brown Soloweij Zedar, of Endwell, N.Y.
Betty Jane Brown Solowiej (Soloway) Zedar died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Peace River NRC in Port Charlotte, Fla. Born in Browntown, Pa., former resident of Wyalusing, Pa., Endwell, N.Y., and North Port, Fla., she was 90 years young. Betty was predeceased by parents, Lillian and Judson Brown; sister, Louise Brown Dolinski; daughter, Suzy Mack; and husbands, Anthony Solowiej and Joseph Zedar. Surviving are three children and spouses: David and Blondie Solowiej (Fla./N.Y.), John and Gayle Solowiej (Utah/N.Y.), Toni (Solowiej) and Tim Loomis (Colo.); two stepsons: Rev. Thomas and Frank Zedar (Fla.); 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Brown (Pa.); and sister, Doris Hepner (N.Y.); and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held later this summer when family and friends gather in Binghamton, N.Y. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Peace River NRC, c/o Activities Department, 2370 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. 33952, or to Greek Peak Sports for the Disabled Winter Challenge Week, c/o George Ehlers, 209 Robble Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
BROWN Edwin J. Brown, 56, of 101 Florence St.., Waverly, NY, formerly of RR 2, Sayre, passed naway Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born August 17, 1944 in Athens, he was a son of the late Edwin HEINZ and Alberta TALADA BROWN. He was formerly employed by Powers manufacturing Co. in Elmira, NY for many years. Edwin enjoyed gardening and working among his flowers. Surviving are; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristine and Don PARMALEE of Waverly, NY and Kelly and Richard CARNRIKE, of Elmira, NY; his companion, Patricia TIMM of Waverly, NY; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild, stepchildren, Tina and Dale WADE of Ridgebury, Trudy and Michael STONE of Windfall, Lonnie TIMM of Sayre and Linda TIMM of Sayre; three aunts, Clara, Thelma, and Charlotte; numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy BAILEY in 1980. Private funeral services will be held at at the convenience of the family. The famiy suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the charity or organization of one's own choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. There are no calling hours.
BRYDEN - KATE BRYDEN - Sad Death of a Bright Child - Kate, the little 6-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Bryden, died on Monday (Oct. 19, 1903) forenoon after an illness of only a few days. The immediate cause of her death was an abscess formed at the base of the brain, which is supposed to have resulted from a fall about six weeks ago when the little one struck on her head. She was taken ill last Friday and despite the best medical skill she died at the time stated. Little Kate was a bright, lovable child. She was the life and sunshine of the home and was the idol of her parents as well as a general favorite with all who knew her. - Wellsboro Gazette, 22 Oct. 1903
Harkness, Gertrude Campbell-Unstinted sympathy goes out in this Boro and vicinity to Clay W Harkness, son of Commissioner and Mrs. Edson Harkness of Springfield, over the death of his beloved wife, Gertrude Campbell Harkness, in Denver, Colo. last Sunday. From childhood until her marriage five years ago last October 2nd, Mrs. Harkness lived in Troy. She was active in the work of the Methodist church of which she was a member and met every obligation of life with cheerfulness and fidelity. A year of two after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Harkness moved to Owego, NY. It was during their residence there that the young wife fell ill of tuberculosis. Relief was sought in the Adirondack Mountains and this spring in Colorado, but without avail. She was 27 years old and a daughter of Mr. G A Campbell, now of Breesport, but for a number of years in charge of Long’s Mill near Troy. She leaves besides her husband and father, two sisters, residents of Elmira, NY and Cherry Flats, Pa. and a half-brother at home in Breesport. The remains were brought to Springfield Wednesday for interment.
Greenough, Charlotte Case- died January 17th at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy on Redington Ave. She was born in Troy township on October 14, 1835, the daughter of Zina and Arila Case. She was united in marriage on May 3, 1860 to Harrison W Greenough who died June 16, 1903. To them were born four children, R V Greenough of Brockport, NY, Mrs. Florence Morse of Troy, Z H Greenough of Portland, Ore and F L Greenough of Bandon, Ore, all of whom survive her. Mrs. Greenough spent all her life in and around Troy, except numerous visits to friends in other states. She was a devoted Christian, having united with the Freewill Baptist Church of East Troy, where the funeral was held Sunday, Jan 20th. Besides her four children, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hester Watkins of Columbia Twp and Margaret Kennedy of Troy, one brother, David Case of Troy, four grandsons, Fred P Greenough of Brockport, NY, Harrison Morse of Troy and Tallent and Harrison Greenough of Bandon, Ore, and two great grandchildren, Marjorie and Fred Greenough Jr of Brockport, NY.
CRANDALL - AUSTIN, Marguerite L.
A long time resident of the Elmira Community, died on Saturday morning, June 9, 2007, at Founders Pavilion peacefully. Born on January 20, 1912 in New York City, Marguerite was the daughter of David W. & Nellie Horton Crandall. She was the loving wife of Alfred H. Austin until his passing in 1984. Faithfully she attended and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights. Marguerite was an advocate for education and graduated from SUNY Geneseo with her teaching degree. She influenced young lives in the many years she taught school first in the Corning City School District and later in the Elmira City School District until her retirement in 1972. She enjoyed reading and playing the piano. Marguerite was a former Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving is her daughter Elaine & Stephen Skellett II, Corning, NY; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Austin; five grandchildren, Stephanie & Michael McDonald, Claire Ann & John Berleue, Erik Austin, Victoria & Jon Books, Elizabeth & Joel Robinson; seven great grandchildren, Nichole & Dante' Bocage, Chelsea, Curtis, Hannah, Erik, Ellie, Michael and Ben; nieces, nephews and family friends. Marguerite was predeceased by her beloved son, David Wayne Austin in 2005. Family and friends will be received at the Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday evening, June 11, 2007 from 6-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 p.m. with her pastor, the Reverend Robert Adkins officiating. Graveside services will take place in Semans Cemetery, Savona, NY at the family's convenience.
Morse, Nancy Cross-The remains were brought to East Smithfield for interment of Mrs. Nancy Cross Morse who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Annie Church at Kingston. Mrs. Morse is survived by her husband in Louisiana and the one sister.
CUNNINGHAM - FALLETTA, Joan Mary (Cunningham)
A resident of Vestal, NY, died on June 10, 2007 at Wilson Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born on October 12, 1929, the daughter of the late James and Esther Flynn Cunningham. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Waldo Longwell, Jr. Joan is survived by her husband of 50 years, Francis (Frank); and daughters, Mary (John) McCabe III, Winooski, VT, Ann, Binghamton; and sons, Thomas, Endicott, NY, and Paul, Binghamton. Joan is also survived by one grandson, John McCabe IV, Winooski; and her brother, James Cunningham, Rockville, MD. She has several nephews, nieces, and cousins. Joan graduated Nazareth College in 1951 with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, at the top of the Nursing class. She was Assistant Nursing Arts Instructor at St. Joseph's Hospital, School of Nursing, and later Nursing Arts Instructor at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. At the time of her marriage, June 30, 1956, Joan was the School Nurse-Teacher at Pawling, NY Central School (K through 12). Joan was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal. She volunteered as an aid in the parish school cafeteria, was a member of its Parent-Teachers Guild, and did altar care as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Special thanks to Drs. Louis Mateya, Julia Miller, Christine Fenlon, Helene Longacre-Price, and the staff of Wilson North Tower #2, for their compassionate care during Joan's final illness. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Joan's memory may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Church Memorial Fund, 157 Clark Street, Vestal, NY 13850, or Birthright of Binghamton, Inc., 435 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.
DAVIES – Blossburg Boro Mgr. John D. Davies died in accident.
John D. Davies, age 47, of 237 Gulick Street, Blossburg, died Saturday, August 22 (1987) as the result of an auto accident. Born October 21, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of Lewis and Frances Kuzneski Davies. He had served as the Blossburg Borough Manager since 1974. He was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church, William B. Wilson Post #572 American Legion of Blossburg, Blossburg Kiwanis, and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, the former Faye Isaacson of Blossburg; three daughters, Mrs. Denise Berg of East Berlin, PA, Mrs. Suzanne Meszaros of Gettysburg, and Francine Marie Davies at home; one brother, Lewis Davies of Jupiter, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Ann Armani and Mrs. Fran VanDyke, both of Syracuse, NY; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday) at 2 PM at the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run with the Rev. George E. Doran, supply pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Siloa Lutheran Church, in care of Joan Hodder, RD1, Box 299, Blossburg, PA 16922.
DAVIS BLANCHE JANE
COOPERS PLAINS - Blanche Jane Halm, age 90, formerly of Mill Street Coopers Plains, went home to be with her Lord at the Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY on Friday, February 27, 2004. Blanche was born on July 31, 1913 in Middlebury, PA the daughter of the late Robert and Leeo (Cady) Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Leo in 2002. She had been and active member of the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church where she had been the Church Organist for 35 years, and loved knitting, roses, and violets. Blanche volunteered as a greeter for the Public Health Nurses, had been an Election Inspector, a member of the Women's Auxiliary for the Coopers Plains Volunteer Fire Company, the United Methodist Women's Society, TOPS, Rag Pickers, and the Ladies Home Bureau. She was preceded in death by her son Michael in 1997. She is the beloved mother of three daughters: Patricia (Jerome) Bullock of Carson City, NV, Janet Halm-Coccho of Corning, and Shirlee Clark of Corning, three sons: Sala (Gwen) Halm of Sun City Center, FL, Robert (Linda) Halm of Painted Post, and Richard Halm of Coopers Plains, 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; Marion and George Halm of Coopers Plains, Wilbur Gillette of Las Vegas, NV, her church family and many friends.
DAVIS Blanche J. Halm
BATH - Blanche Jane Halm, 90, formerly of Mill Street in Coopers Plains, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Ira Davenport Hospital. She was the organist at Coopers Plains United Methodist Church for 35 years, an election inspector and active community volunteer. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Bullock of Carson City, Nev., Janet Halm-Coccho and Shirlee Clark, both of Corning; three sons, Sala Halm of Sun City Center, Fla., Robert Halm of Painted Post and Richard Halm of Coopers Plains. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church, 10 Race St., Coopers Plains, the Rev. Wade Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.
John J. Born September 6, 1926, the son of the late Edmund and Maude Delany, went to play his final round of golf with God and be with his wife on December 4, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, New York. His bride of fifty years, Nancy; and brother, Charlie, predeceased him; he is survived by his daughter, Carol Gardner; grandchildren, Jamie and Garth Melendez of Elmira, NY (Jamie is currently deployed for Operation Iraq Freedom, stationed in Iraq), Adam and Noah Gardner of Sarasota, Florida; great-grandchildren, Juliet, Mathew and Jonathon Melendez; sister, Alice; brothers, Dick (Joanne), Jim (Eileen) and Mike (Cynthia); sister-in-law, Onalee; several nieces and nephews, particularly Ed Delany of Horseheads, and Dan Delany of Breesport. After having served in the Armed Forces and participating in the Berlin Air Lift, Jack went on to retire from the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1977; he and Nancy then joined the Peace Corps, serving in Fiji Islands before permanently retiring to his little piece of heaven on Cayuta Lake, where he spent the rest of his years surrounded by several of the best friends in the world. Jack was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing; however, golf was his passion. Therefore, the family requests that donations be addressed to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 140, Odessa, NY 14869, towards the purchase of a senior citizens golf cart in Jack's memory, which will be available for public use at his favorite golf course, Rascal's Golf Course in Odessa, NY.
DESMOND Dennis G.
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died Friday morning, June 8, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. For the last 17 years Dennis enjoyed living with his sister, Theresa Callahan in Horseheads. He is also survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and a brother. It is the family's wishes that Dennis be taken back to his hometown of Brooklyn, NY for a Memorial Service and inurnment in the family's columbarium. Local arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home.
DEWEY – Glen Lewis Dewey, age 76, of 302 Caldwell Ave., Elmira, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, October 31, 1966. Friends may call at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Thursday 2 PM the Rev. Glen C. Dewey. Survived by wife Louise; son Donald Dewey of Elmira; daughters Miss Elva and Miss Edna Dewey, both of Harrisburg, PA.
Stanton, Anna Dillon-younger daughter of the late George Dillon died at her home in this boro Thursday morning from lobar pneumonia. She had been ill two weeks. Besides her husband, Grover Stanton, who has been very ill, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Clark Joralemon of Troy, three brothers, Joseph Dillon of Dunnings and William and Arthur Dillon.
EVANS - CRAWFORD, Margaret
Age 80, of 120 Water St., Blossburg, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Margaret was born February 8, 1927, in Blossburg, the daughter of Morgan and Emma Abel Evans. On July 7, 1946, she married Robert Crawford; he preceded her in death November 15, 1975. Margaret was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Blossburg. Surviving are Margaret's daughter, Peggy Crawford, Blossburg; Gabrielle, Margaret's faithful dog; nieces, Maryanne Thomas, TN, Jeanne Gaugler, Mansfield, Nancy Runyan, Wellsboro; nephew, William Evans, NJ; sister-in-law, Kathleen Evans, Mansfield. In addition to Margaret's parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Evans, Robert Evans and Morgan Evans Jr. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, June 10th, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11th, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Book of Memory, 1st United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912.
FRANCIS – Mrs. Cora A. Hurd, 69, a native of Wellsboro, died Saturday at Painted Post. She was born near Wellsboro, May 15, 1865, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ephriam Francis. She lived in this section until she was married to Melvin Petrie, March 30, 1884. He died in 1891 and April 27, 1892, she was married to Elmer Hurd, who died July 9, 1921. After his death she returned to Painted Post to reside. The funeral was held yesterday, burial in Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, 7 March 1935
FAY Frederick-for many years a valued employee of the Troy Engine & Machine foundry, died Thursday morning from catarrhal fever. He first called a physician two weeks ago. His wife survives, four children-Francis of Elmira and Lucelia, Winona and Allison at home. Four stepchildren, Charles Lee of Canton, Van Lee of Cleveland, Clyde Lee and Mrs. Thos Boughton of Troy. The funeral will be held at the M E Church Sunday afternoon.
GARDNER – Edward E. Gardner, 47, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005. He was born Oct. 1, 1957 in Blossburg, the son of Raymond S. and Mary Thiele Gardner. Edward was a Mansfield High School graduate. Surviving are his father, Raymond S. Gardner of Mansfield; maternal Uncle Lyle Thiele of NY; paternal aunt, Jean Rider of Williamsport; and several cousins. In keeping with Edward’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. – The Gazette, 16 Feb. 2005
GEORGE - RODERICK GEORGE, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. George, of Elkland, died recently. He is survived by his parents, one brother and four sisters, at home, and his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. George and Mr. and Mrs. William Ludlam, of Elkland. - Wellsboro Agitator, 27 May 1931, p.4
GILLAN Carol C. GILLAN, 97, formerly of Waverly, NY, died Thursday Jan. 11, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born Aug. 28, 1903 in Sciota, NY. Mrs. GILLAN was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Waverly. She was a retired registered nurse, practicing in Saranac Lake, NY, for many years. After settling in the valley area, she was employed by F.W. Woolworth in Waverly. She is survived by : one son Robert (Susan) GILLAN of Barton; one daughter, Joan (Richard) EVANS of Waverly; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.
GOUCH – Clara L. Gouch Long, 80, of Sabinsville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006. She was born Dec. 10, 1925 in Philadelphia. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – The Gazette, 22 March 2006
GRANT Edwin-The remains of Edwin Grant were brought to Troy for burial on Saturday and taken to his old home, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Erk. The funeral services were conducted from St Paul’s Church by the Rev. John C Dean Monday morning. A large number of friends were present to pay their last respects. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. He was laid besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J H Grant, in Glenwood, with Masonic honors. He was thirty-five years old. He is survived by two brothers, William of Seattle; Albert of New York, and two sisters, Mrs. McVoy of Auburn, NY and Mrs. Harry Jenner of Watkins, NY.
GROOM - HUHTA, Bonnie O.
Age 60, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 18, 1946 in Elmira, daughter of the late Albert, Jr. and Virginia (Lattimer) Groom, and died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents; and sisters, Anna Golden, Gloria Tuck and Mattie Groom; and is survived by her husband, Bernard Huhta, Sr.; children, Albert Huhta and Regina Hartman, both of Elmira, and Bernard Huhta, Jr. of FL; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Groom of IA; sisters, Donna Groom of FL, Dixie Molina, Charlene Perez, Regina Pacheo and Jackie Groom, all of Elmira. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
HALM Leo Fred
Listed on 08/27/02
Leo Fred Age 96, formerly of Mill Street, Cooper Plains, NY died Sunday, August 25, 2002 at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center in Bath where he had been living for the past three years. Born in Campbell, NY on May 17, 1906, he was the son of the late Nelson and Nancy Cleveland Halm. He was a graduate of the Northside High School and attended the Binghamton Baptist Bible College. He was an organizer for the Red Schoolhouse Museum, a charter member of the Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department, and an advisor to the Boy Scout Troop 52. Leo married Blanche Davis on August 17, 1928. He had been a gaffer at the Corning Glass Works, making thermometer tubing, and retired in 1971 with 41 years of service. He also tended bees at Leo's Honey House up town. Leo was an active member of the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church where he had been a trustee and had served as a lay minister. He was predeceased by a son Michael in 1997 and by a sister Rev. Lena Mathewson. Leo is survived by his wife Blanche; children; Sala (Gwen) Halm of Sun City Center, FL, Patricia (Jerome) Bullock of Carson City, NV, Janet Halm-Coccho of Corning, Robert (Linda) Halm of Painted Post, Shirlee Clark of Corning, and Richard Halm of Coopers Plains; and a brother, George (Marian) Halm of Coopers Plains. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 until 8 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., Corning. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM with the Reverend David Wolcott officiating. Burial will follow at the Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Leo's name to the Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department or to the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church.
Morse, Jeannette Hamilton- Aged 64 and wife of the Rev. Edward P Morse, died in her Elmira home at 601 1-2 West Clinton St., on Saturday, November 21,(1931), after a brief illness of serious nature although she had been in poor health for many months. For some 29 years a resident of Troy, in the Presbyterian manse on West Main St, Mrs. Morse made many deep and lasting friendships. A woman of unusually sweet disposition, she was devoted to her church, her family and her friends. To her, although a native of Illinois, Troy was always home and it was to Troy that the body was brought for the funeral in the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon with burial in Glenwood cemetery. Rev. Montague White officiated. The survivors of Mrs. Morse, besides her husband, are five children: John H Morse of Philadelphia; F Edward Morse of Elko, Nevada; Mrs. Wayne L Lowe of Hayanis, Mass; and the Miss Anne J and Barbara F Morse at home. Three grandchildren survive as do two sisters, Mrs. P R Ayers and Mrs. G P Potee, of St Louis, Mo and two brothers, W A Hamilton of Lake Arthur, New Mexico and G H Hamilton of Wichita, Kansas.
HARKNESS Arthur S.
Age 83, of Troy, PA, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Troy Community Hospital. Family and friends are welcome to call at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, PA, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2007. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Art's minister, Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Art was born on April 1, 1924 in Canton Township, Bradford County, PA. He was the son of the late W. Stanley and Mabel L. (Swingle) Harkness. Art was a graduate of Troy High School, worked for the Edgewood Dairy for over thirty years, then worked and retired from McClure Motors, where he was the Service Manager. Art was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Troy. He was also a Certified Lay Speaker, preaching in the area's churches. He was a church Trustee, Head Usher, belonged to the Pastor-Parish Committee and the United Methodist Men and was a Prayer Warrior for the 1st Methodist Church. Art was a lifelong member and former secretary of the Troy Fire Department, was a member of its fire police, was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Troy Ambulance Association and was an Auxiliary Police Officer. Art was an inspiration to the community of Troy, PA, and will be sadly missed by all. Art is survived by his sister-in-law, Betty A. Harkness of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Art is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Edna H. Murray; his brothers, Gerald R. "Frosty" Harkness and Merlin Harkness; his sister-in-law, Betty L. Harkness; and his brother-in-law, Lloyd A. Murray. Contributions may be made in Art's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, PA 16947.
Ciara J. Age 12, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, December 2, 2006. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 5:30 at the funeral home with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating.
HEFFNER – Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Heffner, of Tioga RD2. Survived by parents, brothers, Franklin of Osceola, Durwood of Erin, Nolan of Mansfield, Steve, Kevin, both at home; sisters, Mrs. David Losinger of Ansonia, PA, Marilyn, Janice, Patricia, Lydia, Hazel, Jennifer and Mary, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Deates of Tioga RD2. Body at Scureman Funeral Home, Tioga. Funeral at the convenience of family. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 June 1962, p.4
HENDRICKSON Arthur D. Sr.
Age 75, of Van Etten, NY, died on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital. Art was born March 27, 1932, the son of the late John and Amanda Finch Hendrickson. Art was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Operators Engineer Union #832B and was a free Mason with the Masonic Temple in Elmira, NY. He is predeceased by his brother, James Hendrickson; sisters, Anna Detrick and Ida Burlingame. He is survived by his loving companion of 26 years, Sharon Houghton. Also children, Arthur D. (Wendy) Hendrickson Jr., Ricky (Brenda) Hendrickson, Michael (Holly) Hendrickson, Diana (David) Cole, and also Kimberly Stanton and Mary Houghton; grandchildren, A. David, Shane, Amber, Eric, Lachea, Wesley, Heather, Jennifer, Amy, Beth, Brody, James, Jordan, Nathaniel, and Joshua; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Stoddard and V. Rose Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035 on Friday, June 8, 2007, from 7-8 p.m. Art's Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at 11 a.m
HEPLER - COOPER
Ruth A. Age 89, of Dundee, NY, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. Ruth was born May 11, 1917 in Brookville, PA, the daughter of the late Mark Twain Hepler and Florence V. Newcome Hepler. Moving to Dundee in 1931, she graduated from Dundee High School in 1935, and from Elmira Business Institute. On June 15, 1940 in Dundee, she married the late Clifford G. "Skip" Cooper; he died on June 23, 1994. Bookkeeper and co-owner of the former Hepler's Hardware in Dundee, she retired in 1978. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church; a former Sunday school teacher; Past President of the Dundee Women´s Study Club; member of the former Dundee Order of The Eastern Star; and was a former Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed reading and watercolor painting. She is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Linda J. (Rich) Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Brenda A. Cooper; four grandchildren, Holly Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Christina (Benjamin T.) Thorp, and Laura Wheeler; a great-granddaughter, Kelsey Thorp, all of Dundee; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Mark S. Cooper in 1995; a brother, George Hepler; and a sister, Helen Hepler Meagher. Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St.; or the Dundee Women´s Study Club & Library, 32 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837.
HLINOVSKY – Vincent G. Hlinovsky Jr. 76, of Little Marsh, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at his residence. He was born Jan. 11, 1930 in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of the late Vincent G. and Anna Nerad Hlinovsky Sr. He was married to Ruth E. Woserau Hlinovsky. Vince was a retired major in the United States Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and worked for the Paralyzed Veterans of America for 12 years. He was a member of the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church. Vince is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Vincent G. Hlinovsky III of Chesapeake, Va., Michael Hlinovsky of Zuni, Va., Laurie Koubsky, wife of David Koubsky of New Brighten, Minn., Joel Hlinovsky of Claymont, Del., Angelika Maihle, wife of Todd Maihle of Mt. Airy, Md.; sisters, Joyce Larson of Ashtabula, Ohio, Elaine Hart of Ashtabula, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandson. Friends may call on Thursday, May 4 from 6-8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 5 at 10:30 AM with pastor Omer E. King officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, RR4, Box 720, Westfield, PA 16950. – The Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2006, p.6A
HOARE - HORNE – John Otis Horne (Hoare) died at his home in Bigfork, Mont., Saturday, April 22, 2006. Jack was born Dec. 11, 1917 in Corning, NY, the only child of Dora Evan and John S. Hoare. Although having lost his father at a young age, Jack had a wonderful boyhood growing up in Wellsboro with fond memories of his grandfather Otis Evans’ car dealership and service garage, Pleasant Valley Winery, the village of Hammondsport in NY, and the many adventures boating on Keuka Lake. Jack was always surrounded by the love of his mother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jack graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1935 and from Penn State Class of ’39 with a degree in industrial engineering (even Jack was not sure why he chose this field). At Penn State he formed several lifelong friendships with Phi Kappa Psi brothers, whom he treasured. Jack met and married Louise Kerckhoff Young, a second generation-born Los Angelino (California), shortly before enlisting in the United States Navy where he was commissioned an officer and served until 1945. After an honorable discharge from the service, Jack settled in Los Angeles with Louise while working and going to school at night to become a certified public accountant, and where he and Louise and their two children lived until 1970 when they moved to a home on the water in Huntington Harbor, south of Los Angeles. Jack retired shortly afterward. In 1992 Louise and Jack moved near Flathead Lake and their daughter in Bigfork, Mont. A devoted husband of 61 years, Jack was intelligent, generous, loving and kind, a truly “gentle” man. Jack is survived by his daughter, Lings Mogolis of Bigfork, Mont.; his son, James Horne and wife, Ruthanne of Tustin, Calif.; cousin, Janet Evans Owlett and husband, Ted and family of Wellsboro; cousin, Caroline Champlin Chamberlain and family of Massachusetts; grandson, John Mogolis and wife, Julie; great grandson, Gunner of Eagle, Idaho; and many other family and friends who will miss him greatly. Honoring Jack’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Jack’s name to Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840. – The Mansfield Gazette, 3 May 2006, p.6A
HOCHBERG Robert L. HOCHBERG, 68 of Lock Road Berkshire, NY went to be with his Savior at his home on May 15, 2001. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Newark Valley, with his Pastor, Roger ROSENAU, and brother-in-law Dr. James KING, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. Family visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Newark Valley. Friends who wish may kindly consider memorials directed to the Berkshire Emergency Squad, Berkshire, NY 13736, or the Baptist Bible College Scholarship Fund, PO Box 800 Clarks Summit, PA 18411, in loving memory of Robert L. HOCHBERG.
HOLLY - MRS. ESTHER (HOLLY) DOTY -- The remains of the late Mrs. Esther Doty were taken to Rutland recently from Nassau, NY for interment. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kohn, of Nassau, NY and one brother, Nelson Holly, of Rutland. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb. 1910, p.8
HUBBELL – Bill Dean Hubbell, 74, of Morris, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Manor Care in Williamsport. Bill was the husband of Edna Keating Hubbell. Bill was born Jan 26, 1932, in Kansas, the son of Jay Hubbell and Norma Paris Hubbell. He was a geological petroleum engineer for many years. Bill attended the River of Life Fellowship in Wellsboro and was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. Bill is survived by his wife, Edna; three sons, Daren Hubbell, Kent Hubbell of Kansas City, Bud Hubbell of Florida; daughter, Tasha Sackowitz of Kansas City, and grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. – The Gazette, 8 March 2006
HUFF Mark D.
Age 46 of Caton, NY died on Friday June 8, 2007 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mark was born April 28, 1961 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Dean A. and Edna L. Sowers Huff. He loved hunting and fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Mark was a mechanic at Toshiba Display in Horseheads, NY. Mark married his wife, Rowena M. Arnold Huff, on August 23, 2002 and they would have celebrated their 5th Wedding Anniversary on August 23, 2007. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Edna L. Sowers Huff, who died on January 31, 2007. Mark loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mark is survived by his loving and devoted wife Rowena M. Arnold Huff; his father: Dean A. Huff of Hannibal, NY; son: Trevor Colvin of Caton, NY; daughter: Christine Colvin of Caton, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Shari & Bob Burdick of Elmira, NY; Debbie & Joey Chitwood of Live Oak, FL; Gayle & Reggie Blanford of Horseheads, NY; Laurie Drake of Hannibal, NY; his fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mark's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Mark's Life on Monday June 11, 2007 at the Caton United Methodist Church at 6 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
JAYNE Alvin R. Jayne of Sugar Hollow Road, Tunkhannock, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Alvin was born November 3, 1953, in Meshoppen, son of Naomi ELLIOTT JAYNE DAVIS of Mehoopany and the late Francis JAYNE. He was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1973, and was the owner of Jayne's Auto Repair in Tunkhannock. He was a member of the Northeast Rod & Gun Club and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a son, Alan Joseph JAYNE. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Barbara EDSELL JAYNE; son Brain R. of Mehoopany; daughters, Stacie Marie JAYNE and Chandra Leigh JAYNE, both at home; brothers, James of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Wyatt JAYNE of Harvey's Lake, PA; sisters; Kay GREGORY of Lake Winola, Joyce BARBER of Tunkhannock, PA and Theresa MILBRODT of Noxen, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kuluchka Funeral Home Inc. 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Fr. Joseph ZIBRO of the Church of Nativity B.V.M. of Tunkhannock. Interment will be in North Flats Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Alvin Jayne Benefit Fund, c/o Grange Bank, 198 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
JOHNSON Henry Edward Johnson, 65, of Terrytown, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000. He was born in Terrytown Dec. 3, 1935, son of the late Carl and Mildred JOHNSON JOHNSON. He attended the Wyalusing Valley High School and served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1955. He married the former Grace GOWIN of New Albany on March 4, 1956. Henry worked for over 25 years at GTE Sylvania Corp., Towanda, retiring in 1992. He was a great outdoorsman and was a avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his spouse, Grace, at home; six sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin JOHNSON and friend Debbie of Wyalusing, Keith and Laura Johnson of Wyalusing, Grayl and Wendy JOHNSON of New Albany, Terry and Brenda JOHNSON of Wyalusing, Scott and Alesha JOHNSON of Overton, and Brad JOHNSON and friend Natali of Wyalusing; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Steve KRUKOWSKI of Meshoppen, Tina GARDNER and friend Chuck of Wyalusing, and Julie and Jerry THOMAS of Forksville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Janice JOHNSON of Malvern, PA, Ralph and Marilyn JOHNSON of Terrytown; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and Raymond DARNELL of Honeybrook, PA, Augusta and Miles RANDALL of Ulster, and Sharon and William NEAL of Niles, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Henry was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Jean JOHNSON of Wyalusing, Hazel JOHNSON, of Hazelton, PA, and Donna KIRK of Whitehaven, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Funeral arrangements are under the Direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovesdale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
KELLOGG Orville-one of Smithfield’s most highly esteemed citizens, died December 3, (1912) aged 85 years. One son, Howard, and a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Kinsman, survive.
Rice, Clara Kendall- Dr. R C Kendall and his daughter, Mrs. A E Backer attended the funeral at Wellsville on Tuesday of the Doctor’s niece, Clara Kendall Rice, who expired suddenly on Saturday. The deceased was a native of Troy. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cash Kendall and after the removal of her parents to Wellsville, spent a year of her girlhood here with Dr. and Mrs. Kendall following the death of their son. Besides a daughter, Mrs. Guy Green of Wellsville, she leaves a large circle of friends.
KENT – Mrs. Dorothy Clark, age 35, of Mansfield, RD3, died Thursday, December 21, 1972 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA, on Saturday at 1 PM. The Rev. Lee Damon of the Bakerburg Community Church, Mainesburg, officiated. She is survived by husband, David; daughter, Kathleen at home; sons, Daniel and Kent, both at home; parents, J.B. and Ettie Trowbridge Kent of Millerton; sister, Mrs. Roy Jones of Mansfield; brothers, Albert and Jay, both of Millerton, Charles Kent of Mansfield. She was active in the Lord’s work with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Group at Mansfield College and area churches
Wyalusing Rocket, June 14, 2007
Mike Kinsley of Wheeling, IL, died on Friday, June 8, 2007 after along illness. He suffered a stroke 12 years ago and was confined to a wheelchair most of the time. He was the son of Dominic and Katharine Cummiskey Kinsley. They had a family of 13 children and Mike was the youngest. He was born on March 6, 1935 in Wilmot Township and attended school in Wyalusing until the family moved to Alexandria, VA. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1953. He later graduated from Strayer Business College in Washington, DC in accounting and worked for several companies in Libya, Iran, South Vietnam, Hawaii and Washington, DC. When in Vietnam, he met his wife, a native of that country. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Helen Heath in 1948, Marguerite Racht in 1979, Katherine Carroll in 2001; brothers, Joe Kinsley in 1993 and Dick Kinsley in 2002. Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter; sisters, Theresa Huffman of Wyalusing, Anna Antonich of Spring Lake, MI; brothers, Jerry Kinsley of Orlando, FL, Bob Kinsley of Dunedin, FL, Jack Kinsley of Dover, DE, Billy Kinsley of Richmond, VA, Donald Kinsley of Bowie, MD and several nieces and nephews. At Mr. Kinsley’s request, there will be no services. Submitted by Carol hoose Brotzman
KNECHT – Donna R. Knecht Albrecht, 69, of Pheasant Hill Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Donna was born Nov. 17, 1936 in Coudersport, the daughter of the late Rufus and Hanna Sykora Knecht. Friends and relatives were invited to Donna’s Life Celebration on Monday, April 24 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was made in Germania Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, National Process Center, PO Box 1130, Fairfax, VA 22038-1130 – The Mansfield, 26 April 2006, p.6A
LARNARD THOMAS G.
Thomas G. Larnard, 36, of 409 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Aug. 2, 2004, at his home. Born April 30, 1968, in Towanda, he was the son of Julie Shaffer Larnard-Newbury and the late Thomas L. Larnard. Tom was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1986. He served in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 1989. Tom was a graduate of Bloomsburg University in 1993. On April 22, 1994, he married the former Kris Felten. After graduation he owned and operated High Performance Hardware in Nescopeck, Pa. Tom subsequently taught English to eighth-and ninth-grade students at the Harlan Rowe Junior High School in Athens, from 1999 until 2003. In 2003, he became employed by the Towanda Area School District as the enrichment director-coordinator, as well as coordinator for the English as a Second Language Program until the time of his death. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and founder of the Keystone Garage Club. He was also a member of the Catholic War Vets, Ball-Skerpon Post No. 773, Sayre; Bridge Street Rod and Gun Club, Towanda; Sayre Sportsman Club; Towanda Area Education Association; and the Winding River Players. Tom enjoyed drag racing, Shakespeare and reading. Tom loved teaching and challenging the minds of his students. Tom started can tab collection drives at both Athens and Towanda schools for the Ronald McDonald House. Surviving are his wife, Kris A. Larnard, at home; his daughter, Jillian Larnard, at home; his mother and stepfather, Julie Larnard Newbury and Joseph Newbury of Towanda; his sister, Stacie Lawyer, and her husband, John Lawyer, of Augusta, Ga.; his half-brother, Turk Bence of Birmingham, ala; his foster sister, Danielle Rumsey of Metuchen, N.J.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Larnard, in 1991. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with pastor Tim Geiger, assistant pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Kingsbury Avenue, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. At Tom's request, his body was donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Education Fund for Jillian Larnard, in care of First Citizens Bank, 111-113 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Ronald McDonald House, Danville, Pa. 17821, in Thomas G. Larnard's memory
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, August 18, 1948
Mrs. Marian Larrison Seagers, aged 79 years, of Westfield, died Aug. 9, 1948. She was born in Clymer Township, April 29, 1869, daughter of J. Gurnee and Emily Brownell Larrison in Westfield and spent her entire life in Westfield and vicinity. She was married to James I. Seagers at Troupsburg, NY and to them were born two daughters, Margaret Seagers Duley with whom she resided, and Onalee Seagers Hoyle of San Francisco. Her husband died in 1929. Mrs Seagers was a member of the Westfield Methodist Church and the Cowanesque Chapter, Easter Star, of which she was a Past Matron. A stepson Carl Seagers of Elkland also survives. Funeral services were held at the Westfield Methodist Church, Rev. Webb Ayres officiating; burial in the Ulysses Cemetery.
LOOP - HOBLER
Jane L. South Burlington Jane Loop Hobler, 92, of Pillsbury Manor South, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Elmira, NY, August 24, 1914 to Dr. Ross G. and Agnes Loop. Jane was a 1936 graduate of Wells College where she majored in music. On June 6, 1939 she married Dr. Ross E. Hobler. Following her husband's death in 1972 Jane moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived for the next 25 years. Jane is survived by her three children, Ross Hobler of Elmira NY, Marget Hobler of Milton VT, and Melissa Garner of Bel Alton, MD; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Laurie; and her sister, Marget Payne. Jane also leaves her "adoptive family" in Haleiwa, HI, Jeanne Ritchie, Barb Ritchie and Mike Fritz. The family wishes to thank the staff of Pillsbury Manor South and Burlington Health and Rehab. Center for their kindness to their mother. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001-5004, or to HEIFER International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, VT.
LOVELAND Marjorie C.
Retired Professor and Dept. Head at MVCC and formerly of Elmira, NY, died June 2, 2007. She is survived by sister, Lucy (Ed) Collins; brothers, George (Marlene) Loveland and Dick (Gin) Loveland; also, nieces, Diane Bolden and Cathie Schillo; and several more nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, George and Rose Loveland; brother, Bob Loveland; sisters, Eulanee Andrews and Rosemary Gruber. A Memorial of her life will be celebrated at a later date.
MALINA Eva TANKE, 78, of RR 4, Towanda (Asylum Township), died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, 2000 at her home following a illness. Born June 22, 1922 in Hamburg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Augusta MILINA. In 1956, she and her husband Helmut, came to the United States, settling in Bayonne, NJ. They moved to Asylum Township in 1988, after Mr. Tanke's retirement. Eva enjoyed her two Siamese cats and her dog. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Helmut Tanke, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Reinbold and Carol TANKE of Bayone, NJ; grandchildren, Erica, Alex and Kaitlyn TANKE, of Bayonne, NJ; and a sister. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral HOme, 217 York Ave., Towanda. RKW
MASE – Richard A. Mase, age 59, of RD1, Covington, PA, died Wednesday, January 10, 1990 at home. He was born in Trenton, NJ, November 30, 1930, a son of Herman J. and Margaret M. Connors Mase. He is survived by sons, Alan Mase of Los Angeles, CA and Rod Mase of Harrisburg, PA; daughters, Annette Gaugler and Rosemary Knowles, both of Mansfield, PA; 6 grandchildren. He owned and operated a Barber Shop in Mansfield until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Mansfield VFW. There will be no visitation. Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.
OWLETT – Mrs. Hazel Hunsinger, 73, wife of Alford Hunsinger, of Sherwood Manor, died Thursday, June 11, 1987, at Thornton, Colo., while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Joan Bruce. Born June 4, 1914, in Middlebury Twp., Tioga County, she was a daughter of Rexford and Lula Cleveland Owlett. She was a member of Covington Church of Christ. Mrs. Hunsinger was a member and past president of Lucy Rebekah Lodge 104, Covington. Surviving, besides her husband, and Mrs. Bruce, are another daughter, Mrs. Betty Strauss of Mainesburg; a sister, Mrs. Fleata Greer of Blossburg; a brother, Omar Owlett of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial service will be at noon Friday at the church at Covington. The Rev. Ira Hindman, her pastor, will officiate. There will be no visitation.
PACE Lawrence E. "Bud"
Age 85, Millport, NY, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at his home. Mr. Pace had owned and operated a laundry service in Wilkes-Barre and was an honored football and swimming official for many years. He was an active Mason and Shriner and had served as Potentate and Recorder of Irem Shrine, Wilkes-Barre and Dallas, PA. He had received the 33rd degree from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and was also a member of Kalurah Shrine, Endicott, NY. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn R. Pace, at home; three sons and a daughter, grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, brothers and sisters, and a large family of step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre with interment in Trucksville, PA. Friends Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Donations to the Irem Shrine Center, Dallas, PA, 18612 for hospital or burns institute use; the Irem Shepards or any SPCA or animal shelter group would be appreciated.
Age 75, of Lake Dallas, TX, died on June 4, 2007 at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, TX. He was born February 6, 1932, son of Walter Parrotte and Dessa Bryington. He was employed by the Emporium Lumber Co., Timbello Construction and Lane Construction Co. as a foreman until his retirement in 1997. Surviving are sons, Kenneth (Denise) of West Monroe, Alan (Kathleen) of Mainesburg, PA, James Jr. (Catherine LeMaire) of Chesapeake Beach, MD; daughters, Kathy (Alan) Campbell of Central Square, Sandra (Robert) Weidman of Manassas, VA; grandchildren, David, Christopher, Amanda, Ryan, Timothy, Jeffrey, Kaitlyn Parrotte, Melissa and Brian Campbell, Cara and Cameron Weidman; brothers, Kenneth of Beaver Dams, Carl of Colton, Charles of Elmira; sisters, Berneice of Syracuse, Jean of Elmira; former wife, Frances Winks of Constantia; companion, Sue Wittman. He was predeceased by his brother, George, and sister, Eleanor; and wife, Shirley Brockway. Jim had a passion for living life to its fullest. His love for Bluegrass music led him to be a self-taught musician, playing the banjo, mandolin, guitar, and washtub bass. He had a small taxidermy business that was a result of his hunting and fishing hobbies. By his own admission, he was addicted to fishing and had fished from Canada to Texas. He will be fondly missed by his family and many friends made throughout his lifetime. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 18, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 631 S. Main St., Central Square, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown. A Calling Hour will be 11 a.m.-12 p.m. prior to the service. Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33 St., NY, NY 10016.
PECK ABBIE E
Peck, Abbie E Peck- Mrs. Peck who was in her ninetieth year, had been in feeble health for some time, and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. George L Peck, whose maiden name was Abbie E Peck, was born in Smithfield, Bradford County. She was a member of a large family consisting of eleven children, most of whom lived to maturity. Only one now survives, Mrs. William Mosher of Elmira. Among her deceased brothers, well known in Troy, were Henry, Hezekiah, Peleg Jr, Frank, and George M. Mrs. Peck’s father, Peleg Peck Sr. with his young wife, Lydia Hunter Peck, both of Rhode Island, settled in Smithfield township shortly after their marriage in 1821. In 1840 the family removed to Sylvania, where Mrs. Peck grew to womanhood and made her home until marriage. Upon her marriage to Mr. George L Peck she settled in Troy, where her husband in 1853 became the junior member of the firm of Newberry & Peck, afterwards changed to Newberry, Peck & Co. for many years one of the leading business of the village. Mr. and Mrs. Peck continued to make their home in Troy until the death of the former in 1900, a few years after his retirement from active business. Mrs. Peck then went to make her home with her daughter, and only child, Fannie, the wife of William S Potter, a prominent lawyer of Lafayette, Ind. where everything possible was done to make her latter years comfortable and happy. Mrs. Peck, however, retained her residence in Troy and as long as her strength permitted spent a considerable part of each year among her old friends in this place. She was a woman of marked individuality, energy and executive ability. In 1859 she became a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, and retained her membership until her death. She was a leader in the work of the Ladies Aid Society. Besides her sister and daughter, Mrs. Peck is survived by a grandson, George Potter and three great grandchildren. The funeral and burial were at Lafayette, where her husband was buried.
PERRY – Patricia Ann Perry, 75, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Patricia was born April 16, 1930 in Jersey Mills, the daughter of Rex and Alice Fuller Perry. She worked for many years as a missionary in New Mexico and then as a Child Evangelist. Patricia was a member of the Dexter Baptist Church in Wellsboro. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dexter Baptist Church, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. – The Gazette, 22 March 2006
PLUMPIS - GEORGETSON
Ann P. of Galeton, PA 82, died Saturday, December 9, 2006, in Getzville, NY. Born December 3, 1924, in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of John and Katherine Kikis Plumpis. On June 13, 1954 in Jamestown, NY, she married James M. Georgetson, MD, who predeceased her in 1982. Surviving are: a son, Dr. Michael J. (Carol) Georgetson of Sayre, PA; a daughter, Katherine G. (Christopher) Smolka of Getzville, NY; four grandchildren, Adam Smolka, Elena Georgetson, Anastasia Georgetson, and James Georgetson; a sister, Theodora Feell of Bradford; and a brother, Peter (Penny) Plumpis of Tonawanda, NY. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Jane Plumpis; and a brother, Nicholas Plumpis. Friends may call at the Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., 5200 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with a Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday in Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo, NY. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA on Thursday, December 14, 2006, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Committal Services will follow in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. The Rev. Richard Scott will officiate.
PORTER - Daniel W. Porter, age 77, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, November 22,1968 at home. Body at Kiester Funeral Home, Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by daughter, Mrs. M.B. Shambleau of Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Leon Daniel Porter of Buffalo and Roy glen Porter of Cheektowaga, NY; sister, Mrs. Aca Terwilliger of Granville Center, PA; brother Herbert Porter of Austinville, PA; 23 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
POWLISON – Diane Lynn Powlison, age 15, of Mansfield, PA, RD2, died Monday, August 1, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral arrangements incomplete. She was born September 2, 1961 in Elmira. She was an 11th grade student at Mansfield High School, member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Survived by parents Mrs. Barbara Bowen of RD2, Mansfield, PA, father Kenneth Powlison of Mansfield, PA, RD2; three sisters Kim, Cynthia, Mary Beth all at home; brother David at home; maternal grandmother Mrs. Agnes Hancock of Elmira, paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Powlison of RD2, Mansfield; several aunts and uncles.
John Preston Age 55, of Addison NY, formerly of Corning was found on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 in the Fingerlakes National Forest in Hector, NY. John is survived by wife Sarah L. Clark Reynolds of Addison, daughter Melissa M. Reynolds of Bath, sons John P. Reynolds, Vincent C. Reynolds of Addison, step-daughter Andrea M. (William) Wheatcraft of Addison, brother James P. (Doris) Reynolds of Elyria, Ohio, grandchildren and nieces. John was preceded in death by his parents Paul & Mae Reynolds of Corning. He was formerly employed at Kraft Foods/Pollio Dairy in Campbell, NY. His heart was big, he enjoyed helping others. He could sit and talk for hours and fix anything. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and boating on Seneca Lake. He was known as Big John. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Church St. in Addison, NY on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at noon. The Rev. Kurt Brown will officiate.
ROSENCRANES - MCKEAN
Rebecca Anna Rosecranes Age 72, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Monday, December 4, 2006, of heart failure. Rebecca was born February 2, 1934, in Elmira, NY. She was a sales clerk, working in the retail sales industry. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Galloway Congregation. Rebecca is survived by her sons, Henry, Samuel, Timothy, James, Patrick, Ralph, Quintin, Gary, Jeremiah; daughters, Rose, Rebecca, and Dorothy; 26 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Rebecca will be Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 2100 Providence Road, Lakeland, FL.
Angelo Joseph 71 years, of 161 Seneca St., Corning, NY, died Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Pietrina; daughters, Anita (Joe Melussi) Sementilli of New York, NY, and Ann Marie (Gary) Ermatinger of Pineville, LA; sister, Mary (Howard) Orr of Panama City, FL; brothers, Dr. Vincent (Eleanor) Sementilli and Philip (Leona) Sementilli, all of Corning, NY; grandson, Brandon Ermatinger; also several nieces and nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, December 7, 2006, from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, December 8, 2006, from 3-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Prayers of Committal and Entombment will be held at the Mausoleum St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Angelo's name to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or the charity of one's choice.
SHEDD – Mrs. Maude D. Webster, age 76 of 727 Reservoir St., died Monday, July 2, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 1:30 PM. Rev. Perley a Bertrand Jr. officiating. Burial at convenience of family, Roseville, PA. Survived by stepson, Robert A. Webster of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Francis Robbins of Jersey City and Helen Dalla, Betty Woos, Doris Stranger all of Horseheads; Genevieve Lambert of Elmira; stepdaughter, Mrs. Helen Breitweiser and Marie Tarntino both of Elmira; brother, James Shedd of Winsor, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
SHERMAN – Lenora Sherman Pequignot, 58, of Gulick St., Blossburg, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at her home. She was born April 13, 1948 in Covington, the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Gee Sherman. She was a life-long resident of Blossburg and was employed by Canton Manufacturing, Canton for the last 16 years. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda L. Pequignot; son, Bryon A.; daughter, Brenda Jo Pequignot; grandsons, Jason E.L. Pequignot, Dylan M. Pequignot, Augustus D. Pequignot, all of Blossburg; siblings, Susan S. Hackett of Bloomsburg, Lynn R. and Marcia N. Sherman of Milton, Randy G. and Judy Sherman of Blossburg; nieces; and many good friends. A memorial service, to be held at the Siloa Evangelical Lutheran Church, Morris Run, will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or American Cancer Society, Tioga County chapter Relay for Life, 5 Riverside Plaza, Blossburg, PA 16912. Please include Lenora’s name in the memo. – The Mansfield Gazette, 10 May 2006, p.6A
SHERMAN - MRS. RHODA SOPHIA SHERMAN (TIMOTHY) SMITH, aged 83 years, widow of the late Timothy Smith, died Dec. 15, 1922, at her home in Mansfield. She was born in Rutland, April 20, 1839, a daughter of Charles S. and Matilda Lake Sherman, natives of Rhode Island. Her entire life was spent in Rutland and on the farm on Pickle Hill, until three years ago, when she removed to Mansfield to reside with her son, Fred. She is survived by two brothers, Benjamin P. Sherman, of Pickle Hill, and Hiram A. Sherman, of Rutland, PA; four children, William B. and Ernest G., of Pickle Hill; Fred A. of Mansfield and Mrs. Leon Lilley, of Auburn, NY; also several grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, 27 Dec. 1922, p.3
SHORE – Nancy S. Ford, 73, of Middlebury Center, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. She was born June 21, 1932 in Yadkinville, NC, the daughter of the late John and Maude Shore. She was the widow of the late Roger Ford. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Hospice. – The Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2006, p.6A
SMITH – Edwin E. Smith, 45, of Miami, FL, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1993. Born Oct. 14, 1948, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Boyd and E. Pearl VanDusen Smith. Preceding him in death was his father, Boyd Smith, on Dec. 5, 1989. Surviving besides his mother of Mansfield are his grandmother, Nora Smith of The Green Home, Wellsboro; two sisters, Norma Mattison of Mansfield and Beverly Staron of Miami, FL; two brothers, William Smith of Wellsboro and Thomas Smith of Troy; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the Vista Memorial Funeral Home, 1420 N. West 57th Ave., Hialeah, FL, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 PM. Services will be held there Thursday, Dec. 9, at 10 AM. Burial will be made at Vista Memorial Gardens in Hialeah, FL. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Foundation for Aids Research, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, E. Los Angeles, Calif., 90036, or the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
SMITH William Darwin SMITH, 85, of Gillett died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Highlands Personal Care Home, LaPorte. Bill was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late William E. and Lora Mae BENNETT SMITH. On Sept. 5, 1942, he rarried Louise E. LOWE. They celebrated 59 years of marriage. Bill was employed as a carpenter for E. M. Howell Company in Elmira, NY , retiring in 1968 after 26 years of employment. He is survived by his wife Louise E. LOWE SMITH at home; sons; Mark W. SMITH, Thomas L. (Diane) SMITH and Dean E (Linda) SMITH, all of Gillett; daughter Lucille Ann AVERY of Ithaca, NY; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Roy E. SMITH of Elmira, NY; and sister, Theadore ZEPP of Gillett. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with Peter Rick WULF of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating.
SNYDER Donald J. Sr.
Age 72, of Horseheads, NY, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Donald was born in Elmira, NY, son of the late Glenn and Frieda (Miller) Snyder. Donald retired from Eastern Metal in Elmira after many years of service and he served our country in the Army National Guard for several years. He was a member of Elmira Heights American Legion, Post #154. Donald loved poker, dancing and animals, but his favorite pastime was watching the NY Yankees and NY Mets on TV. Donald will be missed dearly by those that knew him. Survivors include his daughters, Frieda (James) Newell of Elmira, Mindy (Steve) Oliver of Beaver Dams, NY, Marina (John) Ney of Burdett, NY, and Marilyn Menzi of Watkins Glen, NY; son, Donald (Alice) Snyder of Lexington, SC; sister, Marilyn Middaugh of Elmira; brother, Billy (Cathy) Snyder of VA; sister-in-law, Barbara Snyder of Lowman, NY; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many special friends from the American Legion Post #154. Donald was predeceased by his sisters, Beverly and Phyllis; brothers, Glenn and Robert. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Donald can be made to the Help Hospitalized Veterans at 36585 Penfield Lane, Winchester, CA 92596, or to a charity of one's choice.
SOLOWIEJ Theodore "Ted"
10/03/2002 Daily Review
Theodore "Ted" Solowiej, age 76, of Wyalusing RR 4 died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre.
Ted was born on Jan. 13, 1926, at Port Griffith, Pa., son of Michael and Sophia Waxmonsky Solowiej. Ted was a graduate of the Camptown High School Class of 1943. In the 1950s Ted worked on major road construction in the New York and Connecticut regions. From 1960 until 1966 he was a self-employed contractor and stone mason. He worked at the Towanda DuPont Plant from 1966 until 1972, when he returned to his contracting business. In 1984 he and his son, Peter, started a dairy operation on the family farm. Ted's joy was being with his family and being on the farm tractor doing field work. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Josephine Terascavage Solowiej; his son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Kendra of Wyalusing, his two beloved granddaughters, Kayleen and Kristen; his brother, Michael, and sister-in-law Janice Solowiej of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his brother-in-law, John Moss of Vestal, N.Y.; his sister-in-law Jean Solowiej of Horseheads, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Helen Terascavage; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Anthony and Joseph, and his sisters, Josephine, Ann and Dorothy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Stowell. Friends may call at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Memorials will be sent to St. Mary's Parish Building Fund, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, in Mr. Solowiej's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Alan Joseph Age 24, of Charlotte, NC, born September 25, 1982 in Elmira, NY, went to be with the Angels on Sunday, December 3, 2006, in Charlotte. He was the beloved son of Terry and Teri Mayo of Syracuse, NY, and Douglas and Sharon Stevens of Elmira, NY. Alan is survived by brothers and sisters, Timothy Stevens of Syracuse, NY, Daniel Ruiz of Yuma, AZ, Steven Mayo of Port Alvaca, TX, Robby Hudson, Melissa Mattison and Christine Hudson of Elmira; fiancée, Kristine Harrison of Charlotte, NC; and children, Destin and Sierra Stevens; maternal grandparents, Dennis Niles, Sr., Teresa and Rev. Jack Myers, Jr. of Elmira; maternal great-grandmothers, Eleanor Niles of Horseheads, and Donna DePrimo of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Beverly Stevens, Horseheads, Joy and Earl Mayo of Coxsackie, NY; numerous aunts, uncles, including Rev. James D. Stevens who officiated at his Memorial Service in North Carolina; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Richard Stevens; and great-grandfathers, Nelson Niles and Paul DePrimo, Sr. Alan was a mechanic by profession and a graduate from a two-year program at Job Corps in 2001. He was a proud father and his children were everything to him, the light of his life. Memorials may be made in Honorarium of his children in care of Teri Mayo, 6228 East Taft Road, N. Syracuse, NY 13212. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 3 p.m. celebrating Alan's Life, Rev. John Stutzman officiating. A Memorial dinner will take place after the service at Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, NY. Internment will be held at the convenience of the family.
STONE – Kenneth H. Stone, age 78 of North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, TX, died Tuesday, December 24, 1996, at Columbia North Hills Hospital in Fort Worth. He was born January 17, 1918 in Austinville, PA. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a machinist for Bell Helicopter, retiring after approximately 25 years of service. Survivors include his sons, John M. Stone of Fort Worth, TX, Kenneth C. Stone of Elmira; sister, Velma Menechella of Elmira; one grandchild and three great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Lola Stone on March 14, 1992. Mr. Stone’s funeral will be held Friday, December 27th at 10:00 AM at Shady Oaks Baptist Church followed by burial in Blubonnet Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Fort Worth.
STONE – Maurice M. (Stoney) Stone, age 82, formerly of 233 W. 14th St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, July 13, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Pumpkin Hill, PA, February 17, 1914, the son of Milton and Lucy Smith Stone, he was employed at Remington Rand, Elmira and N.C.R., Ithaca prior to his retirement in 1979. He then owned and operated a Finders/Keepers Store in Elmira until 1988. He was a member of the Eagle’s Club and the I.A.M. Union, both of Elmira. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Sayre; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Darlene Stone of Bonham, TX, Fred and Michele Stone of Everette, WA, Duane and Jean Stone of Olympia, WA, Allan and Shirley Stone of Tampa, FL; step-children, Charles and Georgia Boughton, Jr. of Sayre and Vicki and Craig Alderman of Sayre; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister, Velma Menechella of Elmira; brother, Kenneth Stone of Texas; several nieces, nephews and foster children. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens on Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM.
27, of Sayre, PA, died on Monday, June 11, 2007, in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and family may call Friday, June 15, 2007, from 11-1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Faltisco officiating.
TERWILLIGER Frederick D. Sr.
Age 74, of Cameron Mills, NY, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by wife, Marie; his children, Fred (Tami) Terwilliger Jr., Alan (Elke) Terwilliger, Kathleen (John) McClintock; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Lisa (John) Giannino and Donielle Boat; five sisters, one brother, an aunt, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Fred was a retired engineer for Wallkill and Southport correctional facilities, veteran US Army, Korean War, and a member of the CSEA union. Those wishing may make a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society. At his request there will be no calling hours but a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira.
70, of Alpine, New York, died suddenly while visiting family in New Jersey on Saturday. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Al moved to the Cobleskill, NY area as a child. He graduated from Cobleskill High School in 1955. He served in the US Air Force from 1955 to 1959 as a Flight Mechanic. Later he resided in Elmira, NY, worked for Remington Rand Corp., and finally Alpine, NY, for the last 34 years. Al worked as a field representative for Frey the Wheelman, Inc. and Kar Products, retiring in 2004. Al loved his many cats, and a good day of fishing. He'll be missed at the Newfield Rod and Gun Club, where he enjoyed trap shooting, and the Schuyler County Humane Society, where he and Donna volunteered many hours. Wherever he went, Al brought his infectious smile and his warm personality. His ability to live every day to the fullest and do what made him happy should be a model to us all. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Donna; his two daughters, Michele (Stephen) Stowell of Cortland, NY, and Marcy (Chris) Brenner of Fair Haven, NJ; a sister, Karen (Tom) Thorpe of Vorheesville, NY; and four grandchildren, Julie and Stephen Stowell, and Thomas and Amy Brenner, who will miss their fun-loving Grandpa very much. The family will receive friends and visitors on Saturday, June 16, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Schuyler County (NY) Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Joseph A. Of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, where he had been a resident since 2001. He was born in Johnson City, NY on November 28, 1926 to the late Alvin and Elizabeth Tinker. Joseph was predeceased by his daughter, Bonnie. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Tinker of Elmira; daughters, Donna Varney of Newark Valley, Denise Dyer of Syracuse, NY, and Debbie Angelo of Rensselaer, NY; ten grandsons, one granddaughter, several great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews. Joseph was a salesman for most of his life and was last employed with Marco Products of California. He was an International Sales Manager and traveled throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Joseph was proud to be a Charter Member of the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held privately. Interment will take place in Floral Park Cemetery in Johnson City at the convenience of the family
William H. TROWBRIDGE - 1932 - 2007
Clermont, FL - William H. Trowbridge, 74, Clermont, died March 2, 2007. He was born July 27, 1932 in Elmira, NY son of the late Basil & Dora Gertrude Goodall Trowbridge. He received his BA from Mansfield University and his Masters in Education from Bucknell University. He taught high school for 35 years, coached baseball and was a drummer in combo for 20 years. A 12 year local resident from Pennsylvania, he was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Elks & Masonic Lodge. Surviving is his wife of 51 plus years Miriam Rugaber Trowbridge; son Richard Trowbridge, Williamsport, PA & daughters Paula Hayes, Key Biscayne, FL & Katherine Arnold, Lawrenceville, GA; 9 grandchildren and brother Basil Trowbridge, Warren, PA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. BECKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. Anne L. Kaminski
WEST Harley M. Sr. of Galeton, PA 77, formerly of Warren, OH, died Thursday, December 7, 2006. Born September 4, 1929 in Morgantown, WV, he was the son of Oscar and Genevieve Kennedy West. A veteran, he served with the U.S. Army after World War II. On June 27, 1953, in Warren, OH, he married the former Donna Devlin, who survives. He owned and operated a trucking company in Warren, OH for many years and was last employed by Polson Rubber Co. in Garrettsville, OH as a mechanic for nine years. He was a member of St. Bibiana Church in Galeton, Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton, and the Galeton Moose. Surviving besides his wife are: two sons, James (Penny) West of Galeton, and Harley (Debbie) West, Jr. of Warren, OH; two daughters, Cindy Connelly of St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, and Roseann Humenik of Crystal River, FL; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a cousin, Yvonne Kimball of Warren, OH; and faithful canine companion, Candy. He was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard and James; and a sister, Jean Morgan. Friends may call Sunday, December 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Brian Vossler will officiate. The family will provide the flowers. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
WHITE – LAWRENCE Corners, March 6 - Thomas Jefferson White, 67, died Feb. 24 at the home of his son, Fritz White, in Roseville. He was a son of Dr. Francis and Mary Snover White, and was born in Richmond Township, May 20, 1867. His father, who was for many years a prominent physician, lived to the age of 106. Mr. White had been a director of the Citizens Mutual Telephone Company for 24 years. Besides his son, he is survived by a granddaughter, Miss Lucille White. – Wellsboro Gazette, 7 March 1935
WELCH – Wellsboro – Edmund J. Welch, 84, formerly of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, died Friday, Dec. 18.1992, at Broad Acres Home, Wellsboro. Mr. Welch was a chief timekeeper and paymaster for Baybridge Operating Co., a British steamship company in New York City, from which he retired in 1971. He was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Mr. Welch was on the board of the Mansfield Free Public Library and had served as its treasurer for 10 years. Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements.
WHITE Rose W
The funeral service for Rose W. HAEFLE, age 92, of Troy, PA, was held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Garry ZUBER officiating. Loving remembrances were given by her daughter Joan HAEFLE, Pat CLANCY, and Gladys SMITH. Vocalist Ike BOWERS sang The Rose and The Lords Prayer.
WILSON – Miss Nancy Wilson – Missing Area Girl Found Dead – Stoney Fork – Miss Nancy Wilson, 18, of Stoney Fork was found dead about 6 PM Tuesday about 20 feet behind her home. Miss Wilson, who had been reported missing at 8 AM Tuesday, was last seen alive about 11 PM Monday at her brothers’ home nearby; Mansfield State troopers said. Trooper Joseph Stella said no cause of death was immediately apparent. He reported the body was found by Miss Sandy Wilson, 20, a sister, wedged against a log at the foot of a 15-foot bank that drops away about four feet from the house. The discovery came after an all-day search throughout the area. Tioga county District Atty. Robert Kemp has ordered an autopsy, which will be performed this afternoon about 3 by a pathologist from Williamsport. Police said Miss Wilson had been visiting at the trailer home of her brother, James, 29, about 100 feet from the home of her mother, Mrs. Thelma Wilson. He father is deceased. She left the trailer and, police theorize, walked along the bank. There is a creek along the bottom of the bank, but the body was found about eight feet from the water’s edge. The body was taken to the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. The investigation is being conducted by state police at Kemp’s request. Kemp, who lives near the Wilson home, was notified by the family after the body was found. Stoney Fork is six miles south of Wellsboro.
? COPP Lorena G. (Leonard) Age 69, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, June 11, 2007. Arrangements by Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
? DECKER Mrs. Joan B. DECKER, 75, of Laceyville entered into eternal rest on Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2001, in Coral Springs FL, while visiting her family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville, with Rev. Vic MILLARD of the church and Rev. Rich VIELDHOUSE of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St. Laceyville, on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. For those wishing, memorial contributions to the Braintrim Baptist Church youth Building Fund would be an alternative to flowers, for those family and friends wishing to make a monetary contribution.
? – Mrs. Ella E. Ehlers, 89, of 82 Country Club Drive, Elmira, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, April 20, 1962. She was the widow of Fred Ehlers and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Survived by son, Willard E. Ehlers of Elmira; sister, Mrs. George Palmer of Mansfield; one granddaughter. Funeral service was held at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home, Elmira on Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. David Kingman officiating. – Mansfield Advertiser, 25 April 1962, p.4
? WHITMEYER Edith C. Whitmeyer of West Deptford, NJ, age 68,
passed on to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at Greenbriar Nursing
Home, Deptford, of natural causes. The viewing for family and friends
will be Friday, Jan. 26, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Community Church, Good
Intent Road, Blackwood Terrace, NJ, where services will follow at 10 a.m. on
Friday. Contributions in her memory may be made to Bethel Community
Church, or to CAM International (both in care of Bethel Community Church, Good
Intent Road and Oak Ave., Blackwood Terrace, NJ 08096). Arrangements are
by Earle Funeral Home, Blackwood, NJ and Erial, NJ.